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* Posts by LarsG

2011 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

Windows 8 security is like a swiss cheese flak jacket - sez AV firm

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Yes

But should we be surprised that this software, after years of development, months of testing, billions spent and finally released has more holes in it than Gorgonzola cheese?

Ummm No.

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Report: McAfee founder wanted for murder in Belize

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So he stole a few items and left did he?

Who are they kidding. They will probably find him face down in a river somewhere or else never find the body and then close the case.

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Kim Dotcom's Mega pops up AGAIN, now in New Zealand

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Hope this will be one in the eye to the 'authorities'.

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Man, 19, cuffed after burning Remembrance poppy pic is Facebooked

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Is his name Private Pike....

Stupid boy!

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RIM sets date for BlackBerry 10 reveal

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Re: Might be FANTASTIC

But it will have to be so fantastic and more than amazing to stop the slide.

But will it be just another touch screen phone?

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20 years of GSM digital mobile phones

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In no particular order since 1994-1995

NOKIA, 2010, 8210, 8910, 6590, 6680, 6600, 6260, N95, N96.

PHILLIPS in 1995.

SEIMENS, S35.

SONY ERICSSON, C902.

ERICSSON,T28, GF768, GA628.

MOTOROLA, Startac 130

HTC, Hero, Desire, Sensation

IPhone 4S, 5.

Memory Lane

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IBM begs Britain's new top cops: C'mon, set up pre-crime units

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Re: Why are they wasting all this money??

Would you put yourself up for the PCC election for the salary of £85,000 a year?

Because that's what it will cost.

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Re: Biggest waste of money.

Expect a voter turnout of less than 3% and that is optimistic.

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Psst: Heard the one about the National Pupil Database? Thought not

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Re: i wonder...

Yes it looks like the Tories are masters of deviant behaviours, stemming from their Public Schools no doubt.

However Labour are catching up not so much with deviant behaviours but fraudulent, stemming from the 'loophole' of being able to buy a house on expenses and then renting it out to a fellow MP who them claims housing expenses for renting, while at the same time renting his house out to the first MP for the same purpose.

If they had used their brains like this while in power the UK would be the richest country in the world.

So at the next election we have a choice between deviants and the devious.

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There have been a number of complaints recently where a school introduced fingerprint readers for the diner queue. Rather than using money or a card to pay for you meal, you use a fingerprint.

Of course the machine 'does not' record finger prints, though it must contain a database of them many parents are concerned about data protection issues. The system was introduced without a consultation. It would be quite easy for the police or local authority to get access to it simply by requesting it through a court order.

The danger is that like the DNA data base many innocent young people can find themselves on the system simply because the police have been having a trawl.

But hey if you have nothing to hide? As they say.

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Microsoft demos real-time English to Chinese translation

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Babel fish

"Meanwhile, the poor Babel fish, by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different races and cultures, has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation."

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Apple screen maker preps 'retina' iPad Mini panel, pants reporter

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Maybe

They are talking about the mini 'mini' ipad, screen size 5.67893 display with a pixel count of 1,000,000?

Patented next Wednesday in America.

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Kim Dotcom's new Mega site barred by Gabon

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He just needs to pay a bigger bribe.

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Windows Phone 8: Everything you need to know at a glance

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If it was on colour, I'd buy the purple one. It isn't so I won't.

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UK iPad Mini FRENZY: Queues stretch SEVERAL FEET from till

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Probably

Still sell more than the surface......

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Mexican Zetas ENSLAVING engineers to run crimelords' radio net

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Re: Savagery no it's open source...

No, this is the first true open source network and we should all applaud!

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Comet confesses: The receivers are among us even now

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John Browett

Has just been axed from Apple and is probably looking for a job.

He turned Dixons/Currys round so why not give him a punt?

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iPhone 5 imperilled by Sharp's 'huge' problems with tellies

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Solution?

Produce a telly that is better than the rest.

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French gov 'plans to hand Google €1bn tax bill' - report

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Of course they will pay it!

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Acer is the latest maker to delay plans for a Windows RT fondletop

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This is telling is it not?

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One million Facebook users' names and email addresses: $5

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Re: Sympathy vacuum.

There are a disproportionate number of Facebook users born on the first of April. Does our Mark really think Facebook advertising works?

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Operators turn UK bonking consortium into Google-killer

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Bad enough

That advertising comes out of the woodwork at you on a PC, but this is the last straw.

Hands up who wants advertising on a mobile phone?

No one?

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EC tells Euro rebels: Hike up your ebook tax to 15%, or else

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You would think that in a recession the EU would demand that all countries lower the rate to the lowest country rate rather than the highest.

Oh I forgot how easy the EU find it to spend other people's money and then demand more and more.

EU=Money Pit

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Chinese e-cars to turn London cabs green

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Baggage

Luggage capacity will be for hand luggage only as the batteries will take up most of the space, a tow rope and 3 mile long extension cable will take up the rest.

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Apple CEO: Microsoft Surface 'compromised, confusing'

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Re: I'm curious

It is neither a pure tablet or a pure laptop, the surface is confused about its identity. There will be some sales, I'd like to try one but I think it will have limited appeal.

Pick up a well designed tablets for the first time and use it, it will make you smile. Pick up a quality laptop and use it for the first time, it will make you smile.

Pick up a Surface for the first time and you will wonder whether to use it as a tablet or use it with the key board, you will wonder if you need to take the keyboard out to the coffee shop with you, when you go on holiday, will you need the keyboard........

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Speech systems lawsuit sours Apple's day

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My ancestors...

My ancestors from long ago developed the spoken language and eventually writing.

Can I sue on their behalf for reasonable damages?

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Judge says PSN hack can't spark class action

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Finally

A judge with common sense. Unfortunately for the majority of those money grabbing class action heros it will be a day of sadness.

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Apple unveils iPad mini, upgrades its big brother

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A must have?

Renders all other small tablets 'must have nots' which will be seen in the sales figures.

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Big labels try for ISP blocking on 3 more 'pirate' sites

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SO, HOW MUCH TAX DO THESE

Major players the BPI represents pay in tax?

What you mean they live aboard, Cayman Islands you say?

Switzerland?

Money off shored you say?

Only spend 29 days a year I the UK you say?

They are as bent as the MP's that run this country.

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Everything Everywhere prices up UK 4G

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Re: ouch

There will be enough people taking it up for bragging rights, but I will stick with 3G for now, the price will come down in a year or so.

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Salesforce CEO Benioff: Win 8 is 'the end of Windows'

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For someone who lives in a big city

Oh the privilege he has, HIS LTE is so good that he doesn't bother with wireless.

He fails to see one thing, not all of us have decent Internet coverage, not all of us have LTE and not all of us live somewhere with good mobile coverage, let alone wireless coverage that can be readily accessed.

Maybe he is not as clever as he thinks he is.

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AMD posts $157m loss, will lay off 15% of workers this quarter

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More than decimation.....

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Man files FCC complaint over AT&T FaceTime blocking

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READ THE SMALL PRINT

'We reserve the right to change what we want to, when we want to, how we want to at any time during your contract period. We do not have to consult you, ask your permission or anything because we are in charge and have written the contract terms.

We also reserve the right to stick two fingers up at your consumer rights because we are bigger that you and you'd never have enough in you bak account to take us to court.

We also reserve to right to ignore you if we so choose and if the service is not up to scratch then so what. Go somewhere else if you don't like it'. Symbol of the finger.

Of course, you do have a choice to move you contract, to somewhere less favourable and with the same contract terms.

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ZTE execs halve pay until profits return

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Never

Never happen here in the UK, take half pay voluntarily, for their performance.

Nope, here the CEO will want a pay rise, then take the bonus while denying any culpability. Then save money by introducing redundancies for the lower paid.

Unless pressured by the Government or a non deniable failure is found, in which case they take their bonus, take the shares, healthcare package, retirement fund and huge severance package and retire. Two months later they they come out of retirement, get a job on the old boys network and do it again.

Here they never lose out.

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Pirate Bay moves to the cloud to confound copyright cops

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The greatest minds of our time...

Are....

Criminals!

This is more than an 'up yours' and it has made me smile

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Kaspersky Lab to create new OS 'to save the world'

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Hmmm

Funded through the back door by Technology China Ltd and the Federal Russian Security Service.

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Kindle DX delisted by Amazon

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I will

Join you

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Leaked AT&T files show planned anti-piracy measures

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PREPARE

to be educated..........

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Affected by ebook price-fixing? Amazon has a few shiny pennies for you

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More cost effective

Is to buy a proper book not an ebook.

A proper book can be passed on to another family member

Given to charity

Sold again

Used to help make a fire if shipwrecked on a desert island

Toilet paper in emergency

Rollups

A weapon against a burglar

Inherited

Prop up a wobbly table

Burn to keep warm

Ebooks can't do any of that.

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AMD to decimate workforce several times over?

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Decimation

Was used on Roman Legions if they failed to perform or ran away.

Also when a Roman soldier was found asleep on watch his mates were required to beat him to death.

Though I have a question, a Roman Century was made up of 80 men (not 100 as you might expect) so was Decimation 1 in 8 or was it decimal 1 in 10?

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iPad voice app back after patent spat: Mute kids get 'voices' back

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Crikey

A Judge with common sense and a judgement that is more than fair.

What the hell is the world coming to!

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Protestors target Google over that video

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They have

The freedom to protest and the freedom of speech to express their view here in the UK, remember that.

Yet they want to curtail it!

Hmm.

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Windows 8 pricing details announced as preorders begin

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Just wait

Win7 will inform you that an important update needs to be installed.

When you reboot you'll see the Win8 tiles and a note to say that Microsoft will dispatch the invoice within 7 days.

You'll want to revert back to what you had before but you can't.

It's,all in the small print, page 106, you did after all tick the I Agree box.

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Incompatible IT systems blamed for bank sale collapse

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A readily available excuse

To get out quick, Santander don't have the cash anymore, have you seen what's happening in Spain, change accounts quick because no matter what people say, the Spanish are in for a crash.

Remember all those promises of free banking for life if you changed to Santander?

They changed the rules.

Incompatible software, now that is lame.

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Siemens expected to announce job cuts, closures

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Had a Seimens phone

In 1999, but swapped it for. Nokia 8210. Never regretted it.

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ICO tries to justify hefty NHS data breach fines

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Too slippery to catch out

Simple, those responsible should lose their jobs, sadly by the time theymgetnroundmto this they have moved on, left to go to another similar job on the old boys network.

They also usually leave with a large payoff, pension rights and other bonuses then move straight into the samemjobnwith a different authority.

They are so slippery it is also difficult to point the finger of blame at them, they are clever enough to delegate and then absolve themselves of any responsibility.

The solution would be to put in place an insurance clause in their contract that states the pension, bonus payouts, severance payments can all be reclaimed should any detrimental scandal or wrong doing take place for up to 10 years after they have gone.

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Amazon UK leaks Windows 8 retail box, TV ads

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Bling bling bling

The design is made to dazzle you into buying a mediocre product.

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Samsung says 'yes' to iPhone 5-sized Galaxy S III

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So much for

So much for 'but everyone wants a large screen' philosophy.

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Microsoft: Pirates at high risk of malware infection

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HEADLINE

Microsoft disappointed that numbers of Win8 pirate copies are down 95% compared to XP, Vista and Win7.

An insider reported that while Microsoft publicly claim that the reason behind this are the anti piracy and security measures built in to the program, the truth is somewhat different.

There are concerns from on high that they have got it wrong, that the release will fail and that the lack of piracy interest is down to the unpopularity of Win8.

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Judge goes postal on Kim Dotcom extradition appeal

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I'm surprised

The Americans haven't grabbed him off the street, put a needle in his ar*e, stuck him in a crate and mailed him to the US.

He wants to save his money, because no amount of trying in court will change the minds of the US legal system.

They want him and if it takes 50 years they will pobably get him.

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