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* Posts by LarsG

2090 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

Could a 'Zunewatch' be Microsoft's next hardware foray?

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I'm sure it will be hugely successful......

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WORLD HISTORY in SELFIES: So AMAZEBALLS your EYES will EXPLODE

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Contrived rubbish...

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Valve says no Steam Machines until 2015, fingers crossed

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The Controller?

Pull the other one, they have obviously come across a fundamental insurmountable problem in that they can't stuff anymore buttons on to it to give it keyboard functionality that the basic keyboard and a mouse has when playing PC Games.

I expect it will finally arrive with a fully fledged keyboard and mouse, they are just having trouble with the universal knee attachment to keep it in place when you sit on the sofa. As to the mouse, a simple mouse pad with universal armrest attachment is also on the cards.

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Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the WORST

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Re: Platooooooon - HALT!

Might work in a city but out here never.

Another GOOD reason not to move.

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James Bond producers sign on for Edward Snowden movie

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WHY?

Why make a film about it when we all know the story, the continuing story I should say.

Wouldn't it be better to make the film when it is finally reported in he press that he has died in mysterious circumstances, block of ice lands on his head, falls out of the door of an aeroplane, drowns drinking a vodka martini, electrocuted by his mobile phone, accidentally blows himself up while locked in the boot of a car, eaten by a crocodile, commits suicide with a pair of chopsticks....Etc.

Then at least we can speculate on which conspiracy theory is correct?

It would make for a better film don't you think?

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Birmingham's Computer Bookshops Ltd goes titsup

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Re: A sad day

The only winner here will be Grant Thornton and the fees they charge.

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Mozilla axes HATED Firefox-ad-tab plan ... but will try again

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Dictionary Definition

"Ads in Tabs"

To shoot oneself in the foot.

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Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously

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Re: Prior art??

I claim patents on the colours of the rainbow and all the shades in between.

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China 'in discussions' about high-speed rail lines to London, Germany – and the US

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Re: Not Adventurous Enough

An elevator to the moon would be more feasible.

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It would take 7 years to build the China bit, 10 years to build the Russian bit, 9 years for the Polish bit, 8 years for the German bit, 12 years, including 2 hour lunch breaks, for the French bit and then 100 years for the English bit.

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US officials vote to allow Bitcoin for political donations

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If you can't beat them.... Tax them.

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Oh aye, a mobe grumble-flick player? No – it's a 'droid ransomware nasty

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"so it could be argued the malware mostly preys on the foolish using basic social-engineering trickery."

Pretty much accounts for 98% of the users. They do after all have an Android phone as well.

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Microsoft hints at smaller Surface

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Re: Look at the up-side

They can rename it 'The Surface Cuboid'

It will probably be as wide as it is fat.

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Tablet boom quiets down a bit as growth slows

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Re: Any surprise?

Correct, I have the first retina screen iPad, why do I need to buy something new!

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Shocking 'new iPhone' is also - BZZZZT!! - a Taser-like stun gun

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It is patented though!

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Google Glass teardown puts rock-bottom price on hardware

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Exploitation

Exploitation learned from Apple perhaps?

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What HAS BEEN SEEN? OMG it's a thing that looks like an iWatch

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Re: Bloody hell.

This is just sleight of hand and mis-direction, while everyone focuses on this they are moving something in by the backdoor....

They release something like this just to garner interest and advertising.

They have patented 'deception'

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Twitter investors squawk as user growth, income disappoint again

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Re: When you think about it...

It is so much hassle to think of something so inane, uninteresting and downright boring to publish to the rest of the population in the hope that you'd find some empty headed yokel that might accidentally follow you and be interested in what you have to say.

The bottom line is that no one cares what you have to say, it's all about self interest.

It's easier to not tweet than to tweet. I prefer the simplicity of silence.

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Brit IT workers are so stressed that 'TWO-THIRDS' want to quit

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Re: @msknight

Up voted for being honest.... With all that overtime you earn you'll be able to book a great holiday while signed off on the sick.... through stress.

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@msknight

I can hear a symphony of violins playing in the background....

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Because most of them are worried their jobs may be outsourced, threats of redundancy and that they are being asked to do more with less and for longer.

They do not have a monopoly on stress, pretty much everyone is in the same boat.

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China's customs cops grab 76 MEEELLION tech products

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Yes and the bribes allow ten times what is 'found' and seized to continue their journey.

This announcement is just window dressing.

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Trolls and victims watch Supremes for definition of meaningless patents

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It can be black or white or any colour, it will be multi shaped with wires that may or may not run through, around, over or past it. It is multi-functional and may or may not have attachments. It also has many purposes yet to be defined.

Patent number 2947654/235/23-89164.

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Bankers don't just blow cash on bonuses, they also spaff ££££s on IT

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It says everything there is to say about banks.

As it was paid with money stolen from their customers I suppose they didn't really care how it was spent just so long as they could off set it against tax...

What do you mean they hardly paid tax themselves, just used customers money instead.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 owners hit by fatal camera error problem

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Re: 'Camera Failure' pop-up error message

Ouch.

Your probably correct when you talk about Apple patenting the pop up, not surprising really when you consider that Samsung likes to follow the leader.

Fingerprint reader anyone...

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Vladimir Putin says internet is a 'CIA project'

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Re: Doesn't matter who "invented" it

Yes it does, he was British.......... our Tim

Then the US stole it and took it over. Americans like to re-write history usually by using script writers making films.

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Oz Ombudsman calls for wiretap oversight

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Why not let the US have oversight, like they do across the world.

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Cross-border kids used as Easter iPhone MULES in China

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Re: There was twice as many Samsung phones but the headline mentions only iPhones?

4x iPhones, 4x iPads, 8x Galaxy's.

This equates to '5 cases'?

Not exactly a Master Criminal more an opportunistic individual budding businessman.

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WTF happened to Pac-Man?

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Re: Pacmania

I'm sure I played it on a large coffee table kind of console at the local pub.... Unless it was the beer clouding my memories?

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Samsung files patent for ear-mounted Google Glass competitor

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If it's as good as their watch it will be crap.

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Ex-Tony Blair adviser is new top boss at UK spy-hive GCHQ

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Old Boys Network

If I remember correctly Kim Philby got his job on the say so of one of the top security Knobs because 'he knew his people'.

It just goes to show how ingrained this kind of thing is and how so many of the top jobs go to those in 'favour' 'friends' 'advisors' etc

They try and tell you this kind of thing doesn't happen but increasingly in the upper echelons this is being promoted. Jobs for the Boys, old school tie, friend of the family, mates....

To top it all they are trying to select Tony Blairs son to stand for a Labour safe seat in the next election.

Nepotism at its worst especially when you consider Kinnocks son has also got into the act.

They are all at it, establishment established practices.

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Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS

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Re: Fair dues...

So exclusive....

No one buys them.

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A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally

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Having been a victim

Having been a victim of lost luggage on a short break to Greece, my luggage holidayed somewhere in Spain for 5 days before being returned to me the day before my break ended, it would have made no difference to me knowing where my bag was. I still didn't have the bag.

On the plus side there was the compensation...... Paid for the holiday and a few new items of clothes.

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Top Secret US payload launched into space successfully

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No mystery....

A spy satellite is a spy satellite.

It spy's.

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Facebook: US feds probed over 18,700 accounts in six months

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Re: Decoys

Agreed, they know everything, these figures are being used to placate the population into believing there are controls in place.

We all know there are none.

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Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper

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Did they not?

Did they not consider testing them?

Previous battery snaffu's were relatively easy to rectify, unclip the old one and replace with a new one.

Built in is a little more complicated, replacement please.

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Reprieve for Weev: Court disowns AT&T hacker's conviction

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Re: Finally some sense!

He's been inside long enough to claim remission of sentence.

He may be entitled to a little compensation though.

20 million would be fair I think.

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Russian deputy PM: 'We are coming to the Moon FOREVER'

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Re: Could not have timed it better

The point of this will be?

Bragging rights?

Won't make a difference if someone is already living on Mars.

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Forget the beach 'n' boardwalk, check out the Santa Cruz STEVE JOBS FOUNTAIN

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You do realise that he is not dead, he is just in hiding and lives next door to Elvis.

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Happy 40th Playmobil: Reg looks back at small, rude world of our favourite tiny toys

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Re: population growth

They breed like rabbits in my house........... No wonder they all have smiley faces.

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France bans managers from contacting workers outside business hours

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Anyone remember that loss making French Tyre factory that had to close down due to lack of productivity.

Some American was asked to put it right and get the business into profitability.

The French Unions vetoed every idea he put forward.

Slightly longer working week? Non.

Cut back on breaks? Non.

Up productivity? Non.

Weekend working? Non.

Increase in shift hours? Non.

The average worker in the factory attended 5 days a week, 7 hours per day.

During each 7 hour working day he had 2x coffee breaks of 30 mins and a 2 hour lunch break.

Total productive time was less than 4 hours per day because another 20 minutes was wasted getting back from the breaks.

So the average 'working day' at the coal face so to speak was 3 hours 40 minutes or the equivalent to 18 hours and 20 minutes.

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India second only to US in Google user data requests

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It's only because they are so paranoid.

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Smartwatch sales off to a very slow start

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Another wind-up story.

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One year on: diplomatic fail as Chinese APT gangs get back to work

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State Sponsored.

Just like the NSA and GCHQ

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Drone 'hacked' to take out triathlete

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Hacked?

Rubbish, just poor airmanship and an excuse to mitigate the insurance payout.

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Why ever leave home? Amazon wants to turn your kitchen into a shop

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Re: And people complain about the ... @JiatcH

I wouldn't worry about Amazon in the same light as the NSA or GCHQ.

When they send me 'recommendations' or what interests me they never get it right, most of the time they recommend what I have already purchased and at other time they come up with the most bizarre suggestions.

Amazon intel is severely lacking.

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Too late, Blighty! Samsung boffins claim breakthrough graphene manufacturing success

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I've heard it all before, 'breakthrough' 'revolutionise' 'wonder product' etc etc

Then in the next breath they will state 'we can see this reaching the market in say 2055, it will be amazing'.

Don't hold your breath.

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Nokia: ALL our Windows Phone 8 Lumias will get a cool 8.1 boost

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Fantastic new for all 23 owners of the handsets.

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ICANN boss: 'Russia and China will NOT take over interwebs'

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I'm more concerned about how the US has an influence in it, at least China and Russia are more up front about their interest in taking over the world. The US is just more underhand but has the same goals.

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Putin and pals dump Apple's iPads for Samsung slabs... over security concerns

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Probably looking in the wrong direction, am I right in assuming Samsung slabs are made in China?

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