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* Posts by LarsG

2103 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

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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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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