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* Posts by LarsG

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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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Australian Prime Minister: Mayan calendar 'true'

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Was it?

Was it a spoof or is it a double bluff?

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Tim Cook: Apple to manufacture Macs in US in 2013

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About time!

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Court ruling means Kim Dotcom can sue NZ spooks

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NZ Gov will settle to keep all the stuff about the relationship with the US out of the papers.

I think you will find that New Zealand Judges have bigger balls than the ones over here in the UK and will do what is right rather than be told what to do by those in Government.

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Explosion of DANGEROUS IT GEAR injures and CRIPPLES MEDICS

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Re: To whine or not to whine

RSI, doctors will be required to learn how to sit in the correct posture......

The cynic in me thinks that this maybe a good way to add to the pension pot before early retirement.

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Russian iTunes offers smut video links

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Nothing

Nothing wrong with good healthy smut!

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Microsoft's anti-Android Twitter campaign draws ire, irony

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There are very few malware problems on Win phones, probably due to the fact that the numbers sold are so low hackers and malware writers don't see profit in it.

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Samsung anoints chairman's son and heir as vice-chairman

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Ah

Nepotism, just like the Royal Family.

We should not mock.

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Apple share dive scuppers trader's alleged get-rich-quick fraud scam

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Working while within his reality distortion field may give him a defence of insanity.

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Dozen more cities to get ultrafast broadband cash in gloomy UK budget

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Rather than

Rather than giving more cities hyper fast broadband how about investing it in areas that doesn't have it?

Spread the spend and all of us in the sticks would get medium fast broadband and we'd all be really happy with that!

Sod the cities.

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Record €1.47 BEELLION EC fine for price-fixing display cartels

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Does this mean

The fines will be divvied out to everyone that was ripped off?

No?

So where does the money go?

Oh, into the expense accounts of the EC!

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Instagram starts filtering out hipster pics on Twitter

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Re: who's content?

All Hail King Zuck may his Empire grow ever stronger!

N.B. note how All Empires fail generally when they get too big for their boots.

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McAfee seeks asylum in Guatemala

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16 pages of the Royal Pregnancy in the daily papers, thank god for El Reg.

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Facebook takes aim at SMS with new Messenger app

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Re: Please, oh please

Hail King Zuck.

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Nokia Siemens slim-down continues

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Re: Nokia

Slimmed down so much they will only be selling imaginary virtual mobile phones by the end of the year.

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2013: No sign of flying cars, but Orange mobes will get black ice

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Updates on Orange, what updates?

If they do finally appear it takes months because there is so much non removable crapware to update.

One reason why I buy my handsets sim free, to be crapware free.

I'm free!

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Half of all app store revenue goes to just 25 developers

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As a hobby no problem, but if you go into this and spend months developing an app that has no return when that is why you developed it in the first place, what is the point.

To be in business is to make profit. Work for 1000 hours and get a return at a rate of £1.50 per hour worked is wasteful. You can't live on that.

If you are a developer, add up the time you spend, then your overheads and the cut taken by the store and divide that by the money you make. If you are not making a minimum 30% more than what it cost you give it up.

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This isn't new, this is old news.

There are very few App millionaires, all that effort in coding an app for little reward.

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China wants mobile app approval, tracking powers

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Re: Don't understand why

Being seen to be doing something is not the same as tackling the problem.

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China plans astro-farms on Mars

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China want to send men to Mars in an Eco bubble, the US want to send another probe like curiosity.

How things have changed.

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ZTE gets $5bn Chinese government cash injection

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Re: Hmm

There's now no question over who 'owns' ZTE.

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Wi-Fi routers able to manage bandwidth by app are offered

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The only one that

The only one that prioritises my data and bandwidth is my service provider.

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Irish data-cops 'fooled' by Facebook, claims Austrian privacy group

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Re: Privacy on Arsebook

I'm surprised that on the new account login page the words:

'We Facebook own everything you ever put on here, everything about you that is put on here by your mates and anything else that might relate to you in the future. We can do what we want to your account, delete it, allow you to be bullied, vilified and be wrongly accused of being a paedophile. We don't care and don't expect us to remove any content that might harm or embarrass you. Your arse, as they say will belong to us.'

If you are happy to agree to these terms and conditions please click on the 'I agree to become a Facebook Slave' icon.

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The Times offers subsidised Nexus 7s to get subscribers

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Re: Even better bargain

@Richard 8

'No. There's no excuse for reading the Mail.'

You tell that to my wife and see how far you can walk without your head attached to your shoulders.

I've learned to keep the opinion to myself.....

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Windows 8 fails to revive world CPU biz

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Re: Could it just be......

You could be right, new computers do nothing new, for most users so long as the computer can do what they need it to do there is no need for an upgrade.

Even games are no longer taxing on most PCs.

So unless there is a radical 'must have because no other computer can do it' computer I think the majority will stick with what they have.

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Assange: Google, Facebook run 'side projects' for US spooks

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Monitoring

He'll, they've been at it for years, the proof...

Just send a few emails to yourself with terrorist content and trigger words in them then count the hours or minutes before a plain van parks up outside your house.

Send some more emails but up the ante in the content, count the minutes before your door is being kicked in.

GCHQ is listening.

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Facebook invites users to vote away voting rights, some privacy

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No more people power

Facebook will now be ruled by King Zuck who will then only address issues he wants to address ignoring all others.

All Hail the Great Leader!

A new ruling elite a new dawn in being ruled.

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UK.gov: 'Foreign cyber reconnaissance' underway in UK

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Upping the ante by scaremongering

Upping the scaremongering at a time when there are talks in the UN on how to control the Internet.

Governments love this kind of thing, while I agree there are threats that could be substantially negated by proper use of security, encrypted memory sticks perhaps, BUT the prime responsibility of this Government is to SCARE the population into believing more snooping and control is required.

Finally on the back of this scaremongering they will introduce legislation to spy on the rest of us.

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Chinese student fails job interview because of iPhone

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What was the job he was applying for, developer for android apps perhaps?

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Littlest pirate’s Winnie-the-Pooh laptop on the way home

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Just goes to show

A telling off and an explanation as to why it wasmwrongnwould be quite sufficient.

The fine is not a fine against the child, she doesn't go out to work, it's a fine against the family.

How low will these people go..........

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TomTom for Android with hands-free kit review

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I'll stick with my standalone Tom Tom, There's nothing worse than getting close to the destination and the phone rings...

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Children increasingly named after Apple products

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An indirect

form of child abuse that will come to haunt the lives of those parents in the future.

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Speak2Tweet resurrected after Syria goes offline

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Libya didn't have the backing of Russia and Iran so this may take a little longer.

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Ready for ANOTHER patent war? Apple 'invents' wireless charging

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Thank God, I thought the world had ended over the last few weeks or that I'd been cryogenically frozen.....

Apple are back in the news with patents.... I'm alive.

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New laws to shackle and fine the Press? We've got PLENTY already

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Re: Guilty until PROVEN innocent???

"Second govt controlled public speech is arguably better than privately contolled public speech, which is what we have now. Govts are subject to electoral pressure. Media barons are not."

GO LIVE IN CHINA, ARGENTINA, SAUDI ARABIA, IRAN, SYRIA, EGYPT, RUSSIA, VENEZUELA , MOST IF NOT ALL AFRICAN COUNTRIES.....

then come back and tell me that Governments are subject to electoral pressure.

Control of the press give control of the population and that is what Governments strive to attain.

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Ok so put in laws that curb press freedom

We'd never had heard about the MPs expenses scandal, they would have kept a lid on that little lot.

Or Hugh Grant with the postitute.

Or all the other so called Celebrities with all their little sordid secrets that they want to keep away from their 'fans'.

It seems to me that those with an interest in bringing in press restrictions are those that have wanted to cover up their sordid little lives for their own pecunary purposes.

There should only be one law, that law is THE TRUTH. If the press gets it wrong then a large fine, but do we want to be like countries that curb press freedom, Egypt, Syria, Kuwait, Russia, Burma, China, all African countries, Argentina, Mexico, Most other Arab Islamic countries?

Do you want to be like them for the sake of being able to cover up celebrity and politician sordid secrets?

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Malware slurps rocket data from Japanese space agency

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Re: In other news...

It has Made in Japanmand the USA on it.

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Would this matter they have not been very successful with their rockets yet.

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Google Play revenues leap 311% in 2012

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Revenues UP

Tax DOWN

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