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* Posts by LarsG

2070 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

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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NASA: THE TRUTH about the END OF THE WORLD on 21 Dec

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If it was going to end..... Would they let us know before hand?

Think of the consequences of actually knowing the world will end on a particular day three weeks from now.

What would YOU do if you knew it was certain?

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Unlocked iPhone 5 on sale in US, cheaper than UK - but not cheap

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Re: Wow

Well, I still get 80% of the original purchase price when I sell my pristine condition iPhone after a year.

So the cost is not at all what it seems to upgrade considering I got peanuts for a top condition Sensation and Desire after a year.

It's like buying a classic car, they hold their value.

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Samsung: Demand for mobes forced 16hr days on factory slaves

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What! this story is NOT about Apple?

What is the world coming to.

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NASA confirms ice at poles of Mercury

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Re: Ice on Mercury

Cool yes....

But what the hell do we do with it?

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Staples to offer in-store full color 3D printing service

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Noooo

The queues are long enough without people coming in and asking for a 3D print of their dog...............

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Microsoft Security Essentials loses AV-TEST certification

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Re: Criteria

One test says one thing and another test says something else.

Maybe look to see who says what and then look at who they are affiliated to......

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Japan Airlines to serve KFC on Christmas flights

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Re: Adventurous?

Junk Food of the Sky's

Next it will be a reheated Big Mac and Fries with a Shake.

I remember when flying to the Far East meant proper cutlery, proper food, drinks when asked for and that was in economy. Now you get greasy American junk to be eaten with fingers that probably need a wash served in a cardboard box. When you get off at the other end all 200 passengers will reek of this greasy menu.

This is called progress.

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Microsoft halves Surface RT production orders - report

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Re: I will have to revise my numbers as well.

It's going the way of the Zune and the Kin.

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Face invaders: New smartphone monitors skin tone

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Does that mean that we will have to input our ethnicity into the phone when going through the set up menu?

What else will they want? A DNA sample?

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Sony tempts 4K Ultra HD TV buyers with free films

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Now if it was bundled

With free porn channels........ Yippee!

The headlines 'Sony share go through the roof!'

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Prisoner found with phone + charger in anal cavity

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Hope it wasn't the Nokia Lumina 920,

Must have discovered it when they saw he was walking funny!

Imagine the search........ FORCEPS.....

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PM demands media clean-up, not keen on doing much himself

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Does anyone

Actually listen to what these shysters actually say....

If they were an advertisement for Private Education I'd go comprehensive.

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RIM bribes coders: Make BlackBerry 10 apps, GET A FREE SHINY

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Freebies

Tried it with the 'new' windows 8 and look where that went...

In return for an app you get a shiny new phone?

There were but four takers.

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Syria cuts off internet and mobile communications

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He forgot to pay his bill...

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Chinese state media accuses Cisco and other US giants of spying

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Not surprising considering how their router modems work and the small print that comes with them. Especially when you could only change your setting through their servers.

'We reserve the right to monitor your Internet access and deny you any content we deem inappropriate'

Then after the out cry

'We have stopped denying you access to what we deem inappropriate but we reserve the right to change our mind when we want.'

So what's new?

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US software firm hacked for years after suing China

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I'd better not

Upset the guy in my local Chinese take away!

Imagine the hell I'd have to endure?

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Microsoft claims Windows Phone sales up 300%

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So they sold...

Four phones this week, a record!

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America planned to NUKE THE MOON

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Just shows us the mentality of our friends from across the pond.

No wonder so much shit emanates to the rest of the world from there.

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Half of us have old phones STUFFED in our drawers

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I have 11 including my first ever nokia brick phone from 1995. They make great children's toys ....

Maybe one day they will become antiques

'Did people really have to hold it next to their ears to make a call Great Grandpa?'

As my nephew asked me the other day, 'what kind of video games did you play?'

My reply ' on with a square white ball and two white lines to bounce them off'

How things have changed.

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Amazon makes BEELLIONS from British customers, pays pennies in tax

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Ok

So Amazon makes Billions, that's business.

So Amazon pays little tax, there is nothing illegal here.

So the Government tries to claim it is unethical to do this, yet MP's have had their fingers in the till for years but claim 'we Woz just following the rules'.

MP's pretend to sort out expenses but then buy houses and then rent them out to each other so that they can claim housing expenses. Effectively one MP pays another MP rent using tax payers money.

Joe Public is in the middle of a recession and looks for bargains because he can't fund his expenses from the tax payer. If Joe Public find a cheap bargain because of Amazon so what.

MP's and Government need to look in the mirror.

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