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2070 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

How an Amazon engineer's slip-up started a 20-hour Netflix cock-up

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Go on...

Go on, blame it on the little guy!

Now tell us what really went wrong....

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SECRET RIM patent cheque to Nokia revealed at last - and it's a big 'un

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Errr.... Secret?

Well if it is secret why do we know about it?

Was it to protect share prices in RIM or has there been some insider info/dealing that they wanted to keep it secret?

Hmm.

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UK games market clutches chest, bleeds out sales in 2012

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And

When they release the 'New' games they are nothing more than the same old genres that provide nothing really new only a regurgitation of previous ideas and slightly better graphics.

There are very few real 'OMG this is amazing new Game Play!' Only 'oh another war game' etc etc.

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What's THAT, you say? Apple MIGHT be making a NEW iPHONE, iOS?

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Re: Really?

Will it come with Maps?

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Facebook fixes 'Peeping Tom' webcam bug - AFTER 5 MONTHS

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Another normal day in the Facebook Universe.

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Microsoft scrambles to thwart new Internet Explorer 0-day attack

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Temporary fix notice from Microsoft = DON'T USE IT!

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Merde! Paris Apple Store in €1m armed raid on New Year's Eve

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Strange but amazing

As soon as they are activated the 'where's my ipad etc' comes into play. I'd be surprised if they didn't have the serial numbers of all the devices that were stolen.

Strangely, in the same newspapers they also reported that the doors to the Microsoft flagship store had been left open after the store closed over the New Year. Apparently, when staff returned they found they had an extra 200 Surfaces piled up on the counter. Police are looking at CCTV images but state that no crime has been committed.

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Anti-virus products are rubbish, says Imperva

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Re: ...spend “is not proportional to its effectiveness”

Just like in medicine, a human being can be innoculated against certain nasties because the virus is known and measures to deal with them are already in place.

If a virus has mutated or something 'new' appears research is needed to develop the drug to deal with it.

I have no idea what point the article is trying to make. Anti virus software will always be better at dealing with what is known, than what has not been discovered yet. As soon as it has been discovered Norton, Kaspersky etc get on the case and update their data bases accordingly.

This protects us from the majority of the script kiddies, unfortunately some will get through every now and again until the 'cure' has been developed.

These is nothing new in the Imperva research, sounds like it is scare mongering to further whatever they are offering to sell.

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Ever had to register to buy online - and been PELTED with SPAM?

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The only way of getting around it with legitimate companies who think it is important to email you every week with an offer is to use a disposable address, collect the receipt when it's sent, have the item delivered and them shut the email address down.

Simple enough.

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It's JUST possible, but Apple MIGHT not make an iWatch in 2013

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Ferrari and Porsche

Make watches as do other prestige names, but that doesn't make them any less tacky.

An iWatch will be perfect for the Chav in your life, to go with his Burberry hat and Aston Martin key ring.

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China turns the screws on netizens with real-name registration plans

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Re: Paranoia strikes again

Yes, the UK Goverment is also exhibiting signs that they are coming down with it.....

It is certainly a virulent disease.

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Chinese court orders Apple to cough £100k to writers for violating copyright

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Re: Peanuts

Not to the Chinese it isn't, it's a huge amount of money compared to the Chinese living wage of 23p per day. The pay out is relative.

The court also doesn't want to over indulge the claimants with millions, otherwise they might get ideas above their station.

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UK.gov: You didn't trust us with your ID, so we gave it to private biz

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Paranoid? I've every right to be.

The State will use FEAR against the population, they welcome any news that generates fear in our communities, they emphasise crime, terrorism and anything else that can be put on the band wagon.

Then they strike with legislation, dripping restrictions and surveillance into law. The population sleep walks into this until the Government has micro control over our lives.

Of course all data will be kept safe, data on our children will be kept safe (their school record already follows them for the rest of their lives) and if you have NOTHING TO HIDE you have nothing to fear, except your liberty and freedom of speech. If you offend them you can be arrested, if you expose them you may die in prison (Putin, I'm pointing at you). There is not a country in the world that is not moving in this direction.

In two years there will be a vote, sadly all the Parties are the same when it comes to manipulation of the population. Are we paranoid? We should be.

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Senate votes to continue FISA domestic spying through 2017

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Of course

If you have NOTHING TO HIDE then why should you fear the Government legislation?

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The slippery slope

The slippery slope, just what they are doing in the UK.

Drip feed the legislation, nothing too controversial, drip by drip by drip.

However just to make sure, it is always important for the Government to introduce something that will scare the population out of all proportion to the problem. Keep the population in fear and you can pass just about any law you want.

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2012: The year that netbooks DIED

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Re: Certianly have a use...

You Boss replaced his laptop with a Surface, and he is the BOSS?

Has your business gone bust yet?

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Bought my wife a £179 Asus notebook, works for her, keeps her off the main computer, she can email, Skype, Facebook, Google etc.

Why pay £1000 for the same functionality?

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Osborne stumps up £20m of your cash for wiggly wonder stuff graphene

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20 million

That will just about pay for the tea and biscuits, a tnt drop in a massive ocean and Osbourne thinks it will make great headlines.

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Rocket 'Grasshopper' leaps higher than tall building in single bound

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To land vertically?

Fuel costs may actually be affordable but capacity and payload of the extra fuel necessary for this kind of thing would be huge. One reason NASA didn't consider it was not that the technology was too complex but that the rocket would have had to be 3 times the size.

Payload/weight have always been an issue in aviation and space flight and bigger does not always translate to better. Still good effort but I think the concept is a dead end unless gravity can be eliminated on earth.

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Christmas ruined for 2,100 sex offenders booted off online games

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Same article

On El Reg a few weeks ago?

Is this a low news day that it needs be to regurgitated?

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Amazon outage whacked Netflix US customers on Christmas Eve

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And YOU want to tryst your data with the cloud?

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Divorce lawyer spots increase in Christmas 'text message bustings'

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Makes

Make it so much easier....

As one friend of mine experienced, waiting at a tube station an arranged internet date that did not arrive, she waited for the next one, still did not arrive. Finally she tried to phone, no answer but then a text arrived...

'Saw you waiting, didn't like the look of you so have gone to meet someone else'

Ouch!

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Google to scan Chrome extensions, bans auto-install

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After all the 'this is the fastest most secure browser ever'........

Thankfully I don't use it.

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Rampaging gnu crashes Microsoft Store, hands out literature

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Re: @404

AC 13:45 opinions are valid in the context of the previous comments that have been made, he has not made a political statement and I doubt that he is uneducated.

'On 13 March 1996, unemployed former shopkeeper[2] Thomas Hamilton (born Thomas Watt, Jr. 10 May 1952) walked into Dunblane Primary School Scotland armed with two 9 mm Browning HP pistols and two Smith & Wesson M19 .357 Magnum revolvers, all legally held.[2][3] He was carrying 743 cartridges, and fired his weapons 109 times.[4][5] The subsequent police investigation revealed that Hamilton had loaded the magazines for his Browning with an alternating combination of full-metal-jacket and hollow-point ammunition.' Wikipedia.

He killed 16 young children then himself.

The UK Government banned pistols outright and brought in stricter controls on all other firearms. Now to even own a shotgun you have to show that the weapon is kept securely, that you have a legitimate use for it, a police officer will visit your home, you will be checked for suitability, your doctor may be asked about you, your family will be interviewed and even your neighbours may be asked about you.

The NRA response to the similar incident in Newtown is to put armed guards into schools and arm teachers. Who will check the checkers?

That is a statement of fact. While it is impossible to eliminate every risk removing the general availability of weapons it helps, however to British eyes the response beggars belief and reinforces our view of the stereotypical American. To call someone an 'Asshole' for stating his views shows a lack of understanding and education on your part.

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Facebook tests feature to let strangers pay to message you

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THE FACEBOOK STALKERS CHARTER

Yes to all you prospective STALKERS out there, you pays your money and hey presto you can now message those people who defriended you because of your deviant behaviour.

Only 50 cents a poke and that's no joke.

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Lego quad-copter: your ultimate drone nightmare

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Amazingly cool and easy to repair

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Canadian man: I solved WWII WAR HERO pigeon code!

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Re: Resources

UK the leaders in cryptography until they began relying on Microsoft computer technology.

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North Korea releases first computer game

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Well,

It's has obviously not been designed for the locals, they are not allowed computers....

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End of days: Possessed POWERPOINT predicts Mayan Apocalypse

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End of the world?

Thank God I won't have to pay my tax bill....

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Report: US government plans legal assault on foreign hackers

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Re: Wow?

They will of course only go for the ones they don't like, Israel will be safe, the UK will be stuffed.

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University of Western Sydney hands out 11k iPads

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Will the students leave thousands in debt or just a monthly payment to Apple?

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Japanese firm lifts lid on Android-controlled toilet

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Better

Better watch out for malware and viruses, the lid might close at a most inopertune time.....

Or it might harvest your 'information' to sell at at a later date.

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Baby got .BAT: Old-school malware terrifies Iran with del *.*

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If

If an Iranian finds a spelling error in his work it is obviously down to the Great Satan America hacking his pencil and paper.

Paranoid or what?

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Apple: What do our Maps need? Stalk-yer-buddies Foursquare tech, NATCH!

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Well

I haven't bothered downloading Google Maps, I find it more fun using Apple Maps on my iphone as everyday it brings a surprise!

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ICANN'T believe it's not Apple: Vatican wins domain-handout lottery

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Like private 'vanity plates' on cars it's just soooo Chav.

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AFACT wants ushers to confront pirates

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Bring the price of a ticket down

And piracy would be solved.

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Vodafone India appoints SECRET SNITCHES

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Have you seen the traffic

In India, the way they drive?

They'll struggle to employ anyone.

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Instagram back-pedals in face of user outrage

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I wouldn't

Believe this lot over anything, if they walked in and told me it was raining outside I would check for myself.

They use this as a softening up technique, then backtrack but the real terms and conditions will be softened to what they wanted in the first place.

Its a sales technique, hit them with a high price, then offer a discount, only the discount never existed, it was always going to be sold at the 'discount price' anyway.

I say f**kem and watch them bleed during the exodus.

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Report: US telcos cashing in on data caps and poor competition

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Is this exactly what EE is trying and doing to us in the UK?

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Twitter passes 200 million monthly users

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200,000,000

accounts of the lives of people who think there every move is of interest to the rest of us when in fact they spout inane, useless, meaningless, miserable, boring, brain destroying drivel in an attempt to justify their self important role in society.

Their motto, 'I tweet therefore I am,' gives them justification for foisting their misery on the rest of us.

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Facebook to debut auto-play video ads in 2013

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This will be the beginning of he end, most people become ad blind after a while anyway, or use a program to block the ads from playing.

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Facebook: 'No merit' to claim we broke German privacy law

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Re: How would they know?

Yes but you still have to follow the law if the land.

Do you think you would get away with nudity on a beach in Saudi because it happens to be legal on a beach in Germany?

Is it ok to gamble on the Internet while living in New York when the site is hosted in the UK?

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UK gov probes Comet crash: Public, private sectors LOST £257m

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I'd be investigating

How so much money was made from a failed company and if this was already the business plan when they bought Comet.

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Naked Scarlett Johansson pic snatch bloke gets 10 YEARS

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Bit harsh 10 years

Especially when you consider all the positive publicity she got out of it!

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Samsung drops five European anti-Apple injunction requests

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Doing it for the consumer?

Yeah right, you mean dong it for the bottom line and profit you mean.

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Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei 'likes' Facebook despite ban

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Their own Internet, unplugged from the rest of the world!

Now that's exactly how to keep the peasants under control.

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iPhone 5 launches in China, late and expensive. Chinese say 'meh'

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China produce so many mobile phones, every shape and size, 3 sim, 4 sim phones with technology to match, 1,2,3,4 and now probably 5 core mobiles. They are all fit for purpose and if you want an iphone get a copy at a tenth of the price.

That's why no ones bothered anymore. Oh and you might just get turned down for a job if you have one.

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Dexter malware targets point of sale systems worldwide

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I would like to know

How many times the banks have known about this kind of thing but have never bothered telling the customer. The onus is on the customer to find and then prove the loss.

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Polish man mistakes hot iron for mobe

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Ironing?

That's what wives are for.

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Facebook ditches mobile HTML with native Android app

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Yes .

Now that it is harvest time, all your information can move and be shared by Facebook at faster speeds.

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