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* Posts by LarsG

2105 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

Rise Of The Machines: What will become of box-watchers, delivery drivers?

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But How

But how will a driverless delivery truck knock on your door to tell you the delivery has arrived?

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En Garde! Villagers FIGHT OFF FRENCH INVASION MENACE

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Re: Operators Licence?

You have to remember one thing here, in Britain we tend to follow all the rules sent down to us by the law makers.

Johnny Foreigner on the other side of the channel tends to stick his finger up in the air and shout Je t'encule les rosbifs!

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Blighty's IT support services to decline in 2013, 2014, 2015....

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Re: Could insourcing be the real cause of the decline of IT support services?

Absolutely, the decline is the result of businesses failing to invest in home grown talent because they can get it a few pence cheaper on the other side of the world.

The really sad point behind this is that the university education system here in Britain produces some of the best graduates in the world who are then unable to get a job or have to take on a job that bears no relationship to the studies they have undertaken.

Government policy could change this by insisting Government contracts can only be given to those who keep at least 80% of jobs within these shores. Instead they feed this outsourcing problem by taking the lowest common denominator which never actually fulfils the contract because the services are of such poor quality.

Every Government for the last 50 years has been responsible for selling off or allowing to be sold off our industries. The younger generations, the children of this country are being failed by these politicians and the politicians should be ashamed. Bunch of cretins that they are.

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Cisco opens in Myanmar as US tech firms eye fresh territory

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Wages are so low here I'd not be surprised if the country was being eyed up as an alternative manufacturing and outsourcing zone.

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Era of the Pharaohs: Climate was HOTTER THAN NOW, without CO2

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Re: Easy modelling

Yes but if like me you have tried to play the game for three days without success, the sea rise modelling will be too late as it will already have happened.

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Re: Personally,

Granted, but did anyone nip round to the low lying Pacific Islands and ask the inhabitants there if they thought they were losing a bit of beach?

Somehow I don't think that Global communications were of such great quality in that time period that anyone else was asked if they had a problem?

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Microsoft exec selling his Surface tablet

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Re: I'm not a fan of the surface devices

Not upgrading, just realising how limited the RT is and deciding to off load it to some unsuspecting schmuck.

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There's cling-ons on the starboard bow! Trekkies' wallets under attack

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A clip on speaker? Almost like a Bluetooth ear piece? Except that it is bulky, everyone can hear both sides of the conversation and doesn't match the outfit. Hmmm

I really have to think of something bizarre and make money out of fools that believe it possible. I know I'm going to invent an invisibility cloak! Now give me your money.

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Google's Wi-Fi sniffing to result in $7 million fine

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Only

Only $7,000,000?

That's just like a gentle tap on the back of a hand. Small pocket change, the legal system must be seen to be doing something, but really they are being let off.

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Google Glass to recognize you by your FASHION SENSE

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Re: Optional

X-ray specs!

Why not a link to a web data base ((Facebook perhaps) and with facial recognition and tagging that will automatically pull up compromising or naked pictures of who you are looking at. Of course the software will necessitate a male female filter just in case.

Now where can I buy one.

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Study: Megaupload closure boosted Hollywood sales 10%

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Re: I smell fudge!

Not a fudge just a minor manipulation of figures to get the answer they desire

In common parlance it's called 'being fixed'.

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Seattle drinking den bans Google Glass geeks

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Re: Or... more likely ...

This is just the beginning, how long before a public lynching?

Or the first case of a pair of GG having to be removed from someone's throat or rectum?

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Amazon yanks SimCity download from store

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Impossible

Delivered today, impossible to play as it continually requests that I install the game. After 4 hours of trying I gave up, went back at midnight, still nothing.

Have decided to return the Game and already printed out the return label to Amazon.

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Safety authorities to hold hearings into Boeing 787's battery woes

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Re: Lithium chemistry is problematical!

Sounds like they got a job lot of used Sony and Dell laptop batteries on the cheap.

At 25,000 feet above the Pacific this would have been a problem....

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OLPC rebuts 'kids with laptops read less' study

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Balance

It all depends on what kind of usage limits the children have. That's down to parental responsibility. If you just leave them to it without supervision don't be surprised if they learn nothing except the lyrics from a Bieber song.

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No M&S vouchers for CSC staff as awards scrapped to save costs

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And they wonder why employees turn up to work armed to the teeth and start shooting?

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Samsung grabs Sharp shard, brings pain to Apple supply chain

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Re: Where to go?

Apple invest in their own screen production plant using some of the small change from their stash of cash and make their own. Sharp and Samsung lose 30% of their screen income.

Not that would be a story.

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Malware-flingers can pwn your mobile with OVER-THE-AIR updates

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They found this 'problem' and then produced a marketable phone/ firewall!

In the real world is this really an issue or is this just scare mongering to help sell a product?

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'Quantum fridge' gets close to absolute zero

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Amazing technology but utterly useless for cooling a beer.

Now if they could invent the portable instant beer chiller........ That would be cool.

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Oz Senator says Google Glass could 'end privacy as we know it'

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He has a point about privacy

You might also find that Google Glasses becomes synonymous with being a pervert.

It probably wont be long before the headlines might read, 'man found filming girls wearing GGlasses' or something far worse.

Laws will be passed banning their use in the workplace, public areas etc.

There will be random mob attacks on people wearing glasses because of the slightest suspicion that they are up to no good.

Finally the Daily Mail,will campaign to ban them completely.

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Gone in 30 minutes: Chinese tweets purged by army of censors

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Governments all over the world would love to do be able to do this. How long before many get their way?

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Europe tickles Microsoft with €561m fine for browser choice gaffe

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Re: Fine, but......

Fine, but......

.... where does the money actually go ?

Goes into paying the expense accounts of all the Eurocrats.

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Bank whips out palm-recognition kit - and a severed hand won't work

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Yuck

Hand print recognition on a cashpoint. I hope it comes with a role of handy wipes.

On any given day, 80% of population pick their noses, 59% do not wash their hands after going to the toilet, 30% are contagious with colds, flu and the norovirus and they are just a few of the ailments that you are likely to pick up.

Yuck

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US lawmaker blames bicycle breath for global warming gas

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Re: turbo-tastic

Tax cyclists, not only do they breath more but they hold up cars, forcing drivers to accelerate past them increasing CO2.

Tax caravans as they create more CO2 with their gas bottles and the increased fuel consumption towing them.

Tax sex, increased laboured breathing during and then having the munchies afterwards using up vital resources .

Tax going for a sh*t for the production of greenhouse gasses and the loss of work productivity.

Tax tax just to be pedantic about it.

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Chinese search giant Baidu launches free AV

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Poacher turned Gamekeeper perhaps?

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Huawei CEOs are 'migratory birds'

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Here in the UK we have this merry go round

We see the migratory CEO phenomenon, but not within the same company. It's usually CEO' s employed by the public sector local authorities and banks who get massive payouts when they fail in their role, then the old boys network picks them up and finds them a similar job in the industry, pays them ridiculous amounts of money even with their poor track records. Their reputation is then 'bigged up' until they fail again and walk away with a massive payout and perks. Cue the merry go round again, and again and again.

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Megaupload extradition bid - Feds WON'T have to hand in their evidence

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Normally

New Zealand judges generally have the balls to say it as it is, but sadly I think there has been a bit of political pressure from very high up brought to bear on this case.

I'm sure that when it gets to the next stage of appeal the higher court will do what is right and demand ALL the evidence.

Face it, if they are allowed to get away with this then the USA need only point a finger and say 'we got evidence so send him here' and that will be that, New Zealand the next new state to join after the UK admission.

Here in the UK our judges lack the balls to stand up for what is right and it would be nice to see NZ stick two fingers up and tell the US to FO.

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Flexy 'iWatch' glass said to be three years away

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Re: One thing for certain...

They say it will take until 2016, then in June 2013 there will be a press release to tell the world something amazing is on its way, right here right now, and hey presto they will unveil it a few weeks later.

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Judge slashes Apple's pile o' cash Samsung judgment

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It's not what you would call pocket money is it?

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Microsoft Surface Pro will land in UK in WEEKS*

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Re: Gosh

Just a tad more will get you an Air, just a tad less will get you a very well specced Win 8 machine.

So tell me why you would want to buy one?

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Truck-maker CAT flogs smartphone spawn to butter-fingered fondlers

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Get a better phone and buy a quality cover.

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Groupon CEO Mason sent packing as shares continue to plummet

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Re: I have to admire his honesty

"On behalf of the entire Groupon Board, I want to thank Andrew for his leadership, his creativity and his deep loyalty to Groupon."

With a nice big pay off for failing with a failing concept.

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25% of Groupon share value WIPED OUT after rates slashed

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This was forecast

This was forecast when they started, an unsustainable business model that does not make profit but increases losses year after year.

One interesting thought, how much do those at the top put in their pockets, bet the directors are getting nice bonuses and drive expensive cars. Still when it fails I am sure they will be protected, but I bet those who had already bought vouchers and the businesses that bought into the scheme will be the ones out of pocket.

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New social network is for DEAD PEOPLE

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Re: What's new

I will assume advertisers will not plague the site, unless they find a way to eke out a return from the afterlife?

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Barnes & Noble to sling their Nook - report

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Faster than a speeding bullet

The decline and fail of the Nook.

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Wages frozen, jobs at risk. Now Capita ITS shifts pay reviews to 1 April

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Re: how cruel

I wouldn't be surprised if after April everything is off shored.

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Not so fast, BlackBerry. Now Samsung wants your tasty biz mobe pie

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Re: Subtitle

It's a big ask that it will only work with Samsung, so where does that leave the Bring Your Own brigade? Will your Boss require you to upgrade your phone to a Samsung?

A cross platform approach would be much better and they already exist.

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Unwearable tech: Five ways IT garb's gone HORRIBLY WRONG

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Many

Many glasses wearers have been trying to get away from wearing them, look at the popularity of laser eye surgery and even contact lenses.

Now if Google can adapt it to contact lenses then they are onto a winner. If not, the invention will again be a postscript in history just like the other attempts.

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Dalek designer Ray Cusick passes away aged 84

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Re: From somewhere behind the sofa

It was the Cybermen that did for me...

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HTC settles with FTC over smartphone security holes

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The question now is not what they have done, but what they have done to fix it?

Are they now trustworthy or not?

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BBC's new bosses - the lawyers - strike out Savile probe testimony

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The BBC used to be impartial, but now it is Officered by the socialist middle classes BBC News and opinion can be taken with a pinch of salt as you would do with news bulletins in South American banana republics and those of dictatorships in Africa.

They are pro socialist/communist and against anyone who would dare to expose their Empire.

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Privacy warriors slam MEPs over 'corporate-friendly' data law rewrite

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What do you expect

If they can't get their annual pay rise, courtesy of the block by Cameron they will have to find alternative avenues to increase their bank balances.

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Council IT bod in the dock for flogging scrap work PC parts

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PC disposals of PC equipment

I'm sure the council have a politically correct disposal system in place whereby the computers are sent to Nigeria or Asia for disposal of parts. Of course the council will pay a third party to collect and dispose of the items, the third party will then provide the council with an income, usually no more than 3% of the profits.

Although this guy was a 'thief' he was actually saving them money, and if they have been enlightened, which most councils are not, they could have gone 50/50 on the profits. It would also have saved the parts being dismantled by child labour on the Africa or Asian continent.

He should have put the business proposal to them, that was his mistake.

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Mobes with monster 72-core GPU to debut in China

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Re: New megahertz wars

With power like that will the battery come in a backpack?

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Ad-titan Google blocks Adblock Plus in Android security tweak

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Re: To be fair...

It's pressure from advertisers, 'hey Google, you'd better remove any addon that prevents my ads from being seen or else I'll spend my money elsewhere!"

The fact that 190,000,000 users downloaded the app makes no difference, Google needs the revenue it gets from the advertising community.

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Clarkson: 'I WILL find and KILL the spammers who hacked me'

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Technology is not one of his strong points, softly down to his age.

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FIFA stages shoot-out between British and German goal line tech

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The German system will obviously be more efficient, but the English system will be more sportsman like.

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Nursing watchdog fined £150k for confidential unencrypted DVD loss

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You'd think that after all the previous publicity......

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Bill Gates: Windows Phone strategy was 'a mistake'

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Don't knock Ballmer, the fact remains that the windows phone debacle has been going on for some time, just like most other successful CEO's of companies the ones that everyone worships and adores usually get out in the nick of time.

They usually know when it is time to go, leaving the company and letting the shi*t hit the fan and someone else taking the blame. 'We were always successful during my tenure!' they will claim, but during their tenure they left a lot of unanswered paperwork in the bottom draw.

Cue the 'new' guy, he takes over sits behind the desk and opens the bottom draw...... They are then left to try and put things right.

Happens all the time, the problems withy he windows phones started many years ago.

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Baby-boulder bowling burglar breaks Boulder Apple Store's $100k glass door

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The thief was then caught two days later with the stolen goods courtesy of the find my phone app and serial number registration.

Microsoft commented, 'luckily we don't suffer these kind of smash and grab raids'.

Read into that comment what you will.

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