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* Posts by LarsG

2079 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

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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File-sharing mom begs US Supremes to void bloated RIAA fine

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She is obviously an unlikable person that she so annoyed the jury they stuffed her three time.

Lady, get over here and have your case hear in a UK court, it will be a £5,20 fine per song but with the added bonus of getting a free flight home when being extradited. You can then claim in humane treatment and live happily for the rest of you life on benefits and have all you housing costs paid for!

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Cassini spots Titan ‘mini-Nile’

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Get the canoe out and don't forget the paddles.

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US sides with UK, walks away from sticky WCIT treaty

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Re: Good!

It was always going to be this way,

A simple "fu*k you, there's no way you gonna get your hands on the net" prior to wasting all this time energy and expense would have been better.

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Apple loses iPhone patent lawsuit

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I see it is time

To make some apple juice.

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Google Maps becomes Apple's most popular app

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Re: How humiliating

I like the fact that no one can find me.

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Sleepy North Yorkshire village is first to get gov-subsidised BT fibre

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YORKSHIRE!

With their reputation I can't see any of them actually spending any money on it even if it is subsidised.

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Dixons and Microsoft haggling over Surface RT Ts&Cs

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Microsoft know there will be so many returns when people realise that it doesn't match up to IOS

Or Android that they don't have a plan in place of how to recycle the unwanted items.

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Three little words stall UN's 'bid for INTERNET DOMINATION'

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USA, "we own it f**k off"

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You know, I know, there are people who want to own the net and in controlling the net want us to see what they want us to see and not what we want to see.

Shit, it's already happened....

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Shiny new UK.gov stats website a 'disaster' - MPs

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IT(GOVERNMENT x TAXPAYERS MONEY) = DISASTER (100xOVERSPEND)

GOVERNMENT = COMPLETE F***KUP

A simple equation that like the many famous equations is a constant. It is so now, it will be so, forever so.

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Londoners can bonk their way to work without Oyster cards TODAY

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Re: Thank God

At least living in my leafy northern county with its intermittent mobile signal, wifi, 3G and limited broadband when I do take my mobile phone out of my pocket in the middle of the town to make a call I have a 95% less chance of being mugged for it.

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Thank God

This has only been foisted on London, whose population I have nothing in common with and lack any sense of sympathy for.

Living in the North has its benefits, we still use real money, have poor Internet access and variable strength mobile phone signals. The fresh air is an added bonus as is conversation when shopping or travelling on a bus.

I will not be moving house for this.

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Schmidt 'very proud' of Google's tiny tax bill: 'It's called capitalism'

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Re: Let me fix part of that for you

Pretty much describes all of them. Deserved up vote.

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Can see

Rules being changed to stick one right up where the sun don't shine.

Being flippant is not always the best way to make friends but he does have a point.

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Facebook adding new privacy control tools for your 'stuff'

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Decision already predetermined and made.

The decision had already been made and predetermined by Facebook before they asked users their opinions.

It was a bit like the elections held in Iran.

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John McAfee on a plane to America

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BONKERS

"Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow had a more prosaic explanation: "I don't want to be unkind to the gentleman, but I believe he is extremely paranoid, even bonkers."

It's not often you get a Prime Minister with such insight.

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Microsoft rolling out Windows Phone 8 update in Europe

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Re: At least

So you bring it up? Good on you!

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There is

Obviously some nasty bug they want rid of before the world finds out.

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'Kids' apps STILL siphoning too much info from mobes' - FTC boss

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Kids aps, I never download them if there are in ap purchases, or where they produce ad banners, you'd be surprised what can appear.

Kids aps should not harvest any information. Why would they need to know my 3 year old is using my tablet, what kind of ads could they possibly want to show her?

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Huawei to build R&D centre in Nokia’s back yard

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Rub salt into the wounds....

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Group vows new webOS smartphone by 2016

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Re: One word

Actually a few more... Flogging a dead horse comes to mind.

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Apple updates maps to remove Australia’s ghost-city in the desert

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Blame blame blame

Rely on a sat nav, even in this country satnav are not infallible.

The weak point of every satnav is not the programming or the the operating system is the brain dead human using it. How many times have drivers followed a satnav yet ignored all road signs, safety advice and got stuck, driven into rivers or canals and even the sea, gone the wrong way, got stuck in tunnels, gone on to railway lines and even frozen rivers?

And yet if they had opened their eyes..... I always carry a map as back up, no batteries to run out and no signal to lose. Don't blame Apple, Tom Tom, Garmin or any of the others, blame the idiot using it.

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RIM is really in trouble when even Windows Phone 8 looks great

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The Blackberry

Is the first choice phone of the Chav, as jogging pants and Burberry hats are their first choice in fashion wear. Will Win8 phones take over this important crown.

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'UK DNA database by stealth' proposed in £100m NHS project

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For the first few years all will be well. New Government new legislation introduced, DNA data base given to private firm for storage. Police demand access to data base as a matter of course. Data no longer anonymised 'for the general good'. Private firm enters agreement with Government agencies to share data with all agencies including local authorities. New legislation introduced to sell data to any firm that lodges a request to see it.

IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE?

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Nook Video store launches, brings UltraViolet to Blighty

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I thought

That was the name of that really awful Sci-fi film that bombed.

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Parliament to unleash barrage of criticism on Snoopers' Charter

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'BUT if you have nothing to hide then why worry?'

Is the usual retort of those in favour of the legislation. So lets get real, they want it so they can monitor your every move.

They want to know where you go, who you see, who you talk to, what you wear, your sexual preferences, how much you have in the bank, they want you on a DNA database, who your children are and more and more and more.

Get the picture? Information is power and power will corrupt. Do you really think it is OK if they are allowed to know so much about you they are in effect sleeping with you in bed?

Power and corruption, to keep you under control. Still got nothing to hide?

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New York invites designers to invent Future of Phone Booths

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Does anyone use these germ infested urine sprayed phone booths anymore........... To make a call?

Or am I mistaken and thinking of our good old phone boxes in the UK?

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US drops ‘net regulation bombshell, threatens WCIT exit

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Solution to show these control freaks what would happen if the Internet is regulated by Governments...

Cut them all off for six months......

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Australian Police say don't use Apple's iOS 6 Maps

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Ever

Ever heard of using a proper map?

I'm surprised they get any kind of signal out there.

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FCC urges rethink of aircraft personal-electronics blackout

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It's the only

Time I can get a bit of peace, imagine letting all the Chavs who fly have unfettered access to everything from music players and phones etc etc. In the free for all that follows numerous scenes of air rage will be played out.

'Look your Honour, he kept playing the same song, after the 70th time asked politely if he would turn the volume down, he did after all have a portable 150W music player, then he was on the phone 50 times shouting in it 'Guess where I am go on GUESS!'

'So you opened the door and threw him out?'

'Yes your honour...'

'A mercy killing, you aremfreemto go, case dismissed!'

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2020AD: Space tourists will be FOUND ON MOON

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All that money to use a portaloo, and you can't even go outside for a barbecue!

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US text-to-911 emergency SMS to go live by 2014

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What if

In the heat of the moment the spell checker decides to modify your text and you don't realise.

'Please help I'm at 3 bollocks to you Santa Claus bend over and take it like a germ'

Which should have read 'I live at 3 Kensington Street, Hill Side, Kensington, London...'

Can you see that there might be complications in this?

Or lots of HOAX texts?

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Business sues for $750,000 over bad Yelp review

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It took

2 years for a guest house owner in Scotland to get rid of a review on Trip advisor from a guest who had never been a guest at his property.

A threat of legal action where lies are concerned is justified, however if the review is justified it is up to the business to show some good customer service.

It is rare but occasionally you do get the customer who you bend over backwards for but is still a complete arse.

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Google kills free version of Apps for business

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With advertising down

They have to find a way to make some more money.

It is business after all.

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Report blasts NASA for 'lack of consensus' on goals, plans

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With their arms tied behind their backs financially by Obamas cut backs and cost cutting, with the Chinese about to build a moon base and go to Mars, no wonder they are running around like headless chickens.

I suppose building a Death Star or nuking the moon is no longer so far fetched.

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England and Germany square off for FIFA goal line tech prize

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Ze Germans vill do course haf a more serious and superior machine for ze goal line checking.

It will haf a little dial vid numbers 1-10 called a bias svitch.

It vill says 'to be turned to 10 ven vee play ze Englanders to eliminate ze chance of England goal'

It vill be a no nonsense very serious device jawohl.

This will counter our design which will play 'we won the war, we won the war' every time England score.

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'Build us a Death Star, President Obama' demand thousands

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Bonkers

That's it, the US has finally shown the world they are a nation of hillbilly nutters, sadly also a nation that takes itself seriously.

'Lets nuke the moon guys, it'll be fun!' And that wasn't a joke either.

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Google defames Reg columnist Verity Stob

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Re: After much thought, and some Googling,

I will of course be suing Google for using my picture without consent.

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Tim Cook’s 'One more thing': Apple TV rumor-stoker

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Retina display, looking like a work of art, what's not to like about it?

Oh bugger its about Apple isn't it.........

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John McAfee rushed to hospital over heart attack fears

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No

I'm JOHN MCAFEE and they have just poisoned me.

It was in the coffee.

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