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* Posts by LarsG

2087 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

The perfect fantasy flick for the online Valentine you've never met: Her

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Might do well in Japan

I do remember 'Simone' and thought it was an OK comedy, one of those non-descript films that you only remember when someone brings out a film as bad as this one.

The problem with this one is that it actually takes itself seriously, a sci-fi drama. It's really not good. Not only does the guy fall in love with the OS but it cheats on him. It struggles even as a chick flick for geeky girls.

However it may have some appeal in Japan were apparently virtual girlfriends are the in thing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24614830.

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SCRAP the TELLY TAX? Ancient BBC Time Lords mull Beeb's future

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Re: Just a News Operation

Actually no, the BBC has become an increasingly leftwing socialist mouthpiece for the Guardian reading chattering classes, the news is barely balanced most of the time but always tilted against anything middle of the road or even slightly right of the middle.

Proof; did anyone see that weak piece of work by Nick Robinson, touted as the definative 'the truth about immigration'?

It was weak, wet and an apology of a program. Typical BBC politics.

Having to fund themselves rather than be given tax payer money may well see a change of attitude.

They cruise along happily filling their pockets with bonus and perks, privatisation might just get them to work for a living like the rest of us.

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IT'S ALIVE! China's Jade Rabbit rover RETURNS from the DEAD

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Re: Good news

Yes but who did they steal the technology from?

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Facebook KICKS OUT ad stalkers for BREACHING data rules

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Smoke and mirrors and a quick company name change, probably in cahoots with Facebook.

To be seen to be doing something is not always actually doing something.

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HP's hiring: UK jobs for, er, UK workers.... maybe

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Re: Everybody or Nobody

If any of these big businesses cut jobs here and then replace them with jobs abroad they should be completely cut out of all Government contracts.

No business that does this should be allowed to profit from public contracts.

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Sony set to axe 5,000 workers worldwide as it flings PC biz overboard

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Re: Not surprising

No more Vaio's?

No real loss.

Sony must be in serious disarray .

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New Delhi accuses Huawei of nobbling ZTE kit at state-owned telco

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They are in the news so much that I'm beginning to think there is no smoke without fire.

Am I right that the UK Gov endorses them?

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fWHoaR! Trick-cyclists crack eternal mystery of WHAT WOMEN WANT in a man

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So that's why ugly or fat politicians always get the attractive girls, Mr Holland, John Major, Robin Cook and Lembit Opik I am looking at you.

So it's all about head size and nothing at all to do with power.

Actually maybe Cook and Majors conquests shouldn't count.

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How many keys can one keyboard have? Do I hear 200? 300? More?

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And

And when they go into production...

Adobe will add another 30 short cut and function keys.......

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First man/machine nerve grafts restore amputee's sense of touch

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Re: glad to see those minds put to good use

This is something useful and pretty amazing.

Does this mean that this guy is now one of the worlds first true cyborgs?

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Apple RESURRECTS the iPhone 4: report

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iPhone 4

Wasn't that the one that you had to hold in a certain way?

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Eurocops want to build remote car-stopper, shared sensor network

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Unhappy

Panic Panic Panic Panic

Actually, panic is good.

They will discuss and legislate this behind closed doors at the end of a corridor in the room next to the room that houses the cellar boiler, having removed the stairs, all signs and light bulbs.

The paperwork will then materialise as if by magic and our Government, whichever it may be at the time will enforce it with true enthusiasm and real vigor. They will then claim that they cannot but follow the rules because the EU treaty is binding.

Of course, the French will riot against it, the Germans will find it unconstitutional,the East Europeans will love it as it harks back to the days of old and state control, the Italians will ignore it, the Greeks will ask Germany for permission to avoid it and the Dutch will be too stoned to bother. Oh, not forgetting the Spanish, they will use it to stop traffic coming out of Gibraltar.

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Bad enough that our every move is monitored with our mobile phones, now they want every car to be at their whim?

Who will be to blame if it kills someone, or is that considered acceptable collateral damage?

I bet there will be mission creep in this one, a few years down the line bailiffs and the councils will get access to using it.

WiFi jammer anyone?

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Tell us we're all doomed, MPs beg climate scientists

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Tell us we are doomed..... So we can have an excuse to raise spurious taxes.

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Bye-Zynga: online games maker laying off 314 staff

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NaturalMotion

NaturalMotion, if you work for them start looking for alternative employment.

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Cameron: UK public is fine with domestic spying

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Didn't ask me

Didn't ask anyone I know either.

So what evidence did he base this theory on?

Simple, the members of the Conservative Party, average age 67, who don't really know the implications because they don't live their lives online.

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Apple declares war on PAYPAL: Pay-by-bonk + iTunes = profit, right?

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After

The Lloyd's Bank fiasco this weekend I will always remember to carry enough cash to make the purchase.

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MEPs: Specialised services? Oui. 2-speed internet? Nein

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Traffic management? Net Neutrality?

What about restrictions and self imposed censorship the ISP's are involved in?

Which incidentally is encouraged by the government.

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Slide out 'More from the register' overlay

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Most annoying, though it appears the slidie outie thing has finally stopped.

Please let me know whose idea it was so that I can stand outside their house at 2am and play the Birdie song to them on a continuous loop.

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Snowden speaks: NSA spies create 'databases of ruin' on innocent folks

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"As for the decision to go public, Snowden said he had no choice. Contractors are not covered under existing whistleblowing statutes and said that although some NSA analysts were very concerned about the situation, no one was prepared to put their careers on the line."

If anything there is probably some real truth behind this statement. I don't think that even President Obama is privy to what really goes on behind the scenes.

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Google, Netflix ready next weapon in net neutrality battle: The fury of millions

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Net neutrality?

With the Government and UK ISPs introducing censorship of the net, net neutrality is a rather moot point.

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The internet is 'a gift from God' says Pope Francis

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Gift From God?

Pornography and Catholic Priests?

"He should know"

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Treat yourself to some FA, NFL or 1D action at Wembley Stadium

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Re: Wembley? Not a chance

Concur.

In more developed countries like here in the UK we have more sophisticated tastes, such as real international sports, Football, Bog Snorkelling, Wormcharming, chasing a cheese down a hill, and Welly Wanging.

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China cuffs 60,000 pirates in 2013 crackdown

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"China cuffs 60,000 pirates in 2013 crackdown"

And sends them for re-education to learn how to do it correctly.

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Windows 8.1 update 'screenshots' leak: Metro apps popped into classic desktop taskbar

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Reverse

Reverse gear, reverse gear and be quick about it!

Oh and slightly off subject, is anyone else being plagued by a slidy outie pop up box 'More from the Register' here on El Reg that appears from the right hand side midway down and covers the 'make a comment' box at the most inconvenient time.

Or am I being victimised?

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UK IT supplier placed on ASA naughty step over 'misleading' HDD ad

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If they do it with these hard drives, what else do they do?

Best to avoid buying from them.

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MPAA spots a Google Glass guy in cinema, calls HOMELAND SECURITY

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He was lucky

They didn't just shoot him first and ask questions later....

Just wait until the first suicide bomber uses a pair of Google glasses....

They'll be the fashion accessory you will never wear.

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Candy Crush King went 'too far' when it candy crushed my app – dev

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I hate the word CANDY in relation to 'sweets' which is plainly an Americanism that has invaded out language.

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Apple-aligned firm opens sapphire glass factory. iPhone 6 rumours, DEPLOY

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Re: sapphire glass scratches ?

Maybe your sapphire crystal it's not quite what it seems, my Oris Watch face is completely scratch free after over 14 years of continual wear.

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Sony brings 4K shooting to the masses in weeks

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One of those products with a huge appeal but a limited market place until the costs come down.

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Now we're cookin' on gas: Google crafts sugar-alert contact lens for diabetics

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Now this is something truly worthwhile.

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Techies CAN sue Google, Apple, Intel et al accused of wage-strangling pact

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Re: surprise?

Come on, it looks like they ALL agreed to it, only Jobs can't answer any questions now,whereas the others would probably take you to court if you even suggested they were involved. Hence they do not have the finger pointed at them.

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Remember when SimCity ABSOLUTELY HAD to be online? Not any more – fancy that!

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They have had a gradual downturn in the number of players and probably want to switch off a few servers. They know most people will just want to play it on their own, less traffic to the server more cost savings.

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BT banks on ex-HSBC man to take charge of Openreach biz

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Re: HSBC?

Another 'Boss' doing the rounds of a couple of years here a couple of years there, fail and leave with share options, health care, golden handshake.

Then using the old boys network to get back on the merry-go-round of in and out CEO's.

Expect redundancies to fund their bonus.

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Woman whipped gun from vagina in SPACE ALIEN spat, reports Officer Zook

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Choking on my morning porridge I had a thought,

Was it a Derringer or a .44 Magnum the most powerful handgun in the world?

Did she feel lucky? Did she, punk?

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Justice Ministry to spaff £70k finding out how prisoners like to use ILLEGAL mobes

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Old news from the Daily Mail

Why spend £70,000 when they know illegal phones are used for phone sex, drug dealing and playing the lottery.

I've just saved them spending the money, though I don't understand why asking a question costs so much?

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Snapchat vows to shut its hole in wake of 4.6 million user data breach

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Re: Horse bolted...

Apology?

When hell freezes over.

The customer is just a commodity to be used.

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Mars One's certain-death space jolly shortlists 1,000 wannabe explorers

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Re: Surely most of these are Trolls?

If the applicants are all politicians, estate agents and traffic wardens, I'd give a donation to get them to Mars.

In fact why not just send them anyway.

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Facebook bots grope our 'privates', and every wronged user should get $10,000 – lawsuit claims

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Come on, this has NSA and GCHQ written all over it!

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Want Google to erase your data? Just wait for it to kill off one of its apps

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Put your trust in us

Put your trust in us, we promise to look after your data till the end of time...

It's 6.23 and 10 seconds, times up.

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Now THAT'S a sunroof: Solar-powered family car emerges from Ford labs

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Stuffed using it where I live in the UK.

Someone mentioned sunshine?

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Skype's Twitter account, blog hacked to spread anti-Microsoft messages

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Hack?

Guys I hate to disappoint you knowing that you put so much effort into this Skype Hack, but you do realise this bit about Microsoft/US spying on you and selling your data is, well, really old news.

We've known this for years so please, be more original in the future.

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WikiLeaks Party meets Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad

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Is Julian Assange

Still holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy?

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Coming in 2014: Scary super-soldier exoskeleton suits from the US military

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If I can bound over the highest buildings in one leap..... I want one.

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HP: We're axing 29,000 workers? Add another 5,000 to that

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While

While the CEO Meg Whitman toasts in the New Year with expensive champagne dreaming of how she will spend her pay rise and bonus for saving the company money without giving a second thought to the lives that will be blighted.

In a year or so she will leave having failed, but not without a very golden handshake and share options and private health care etc etc....

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Gay hero super-boffin Turing 'may have been murdered by MI5'

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Admired

I've always admired Peter Tatchell for his tenacity and drive and conviction even though on occasions I have disagreed with him.

This time though he has really come out with a corker, it may make him look a little silly, especially as we all know Turing was killed by the CIA to stop him defecting to the USSR.

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British Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing receives Royal pardon

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Re: Pandering@AC08:49

You must really be living in a happy bubble if you think this country has the kind if influence as to change things in Uganda. All this apologist crap and running to other countries cap in hand for investment just makes Britain look weak and a joke.

Do you really think Cameron has the stature of Churchill? You are spouting some real political crap, the Conservatives are a bunch of ill (not poorly) educated freeloaders whose only interest is themselves. Most of them should have been sent down for the expenses scandal.

Sadly, the other lot, Labour and the Lib Dems are even worse.

We are just a little country trying to punch above our weight and if Scotland goes it alone we will be pretty much insignificant on the world stage.

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US Department of Justice details Kim Dotcom evidence

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Re: Guilty unless proven innocent?

I think my reference to NASCAR really upset him.

But what is this reference to sheep? I'm not welsh.

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Samsung: Men, our Gear smartwatch will make you a hit with the sexy ladies

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A hit with women?

Really, I suppose they still believe flares, the mullet, pony tails on balding men, long nails, Tom Selleck moustaches, shiny suits, tank tops, purple shell suits, Y-fronts are still a fashionable look as well?

Ok, I know this is all still fashionable in Germany, but come on this is the UK where girls prefer the inebriated bare chested, beer bellied, football club tattooed on the shoulder kind of guy.

This watch would be just too feminine for them, simply because it just does not have enough bling to it.

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HP: This Xmas, get the SACK... and not the one filled with presents

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Leaders? Phaa

True leaders make sure their troops have been fed first.

True leaders lead from the front, take the same risks crawl in the same dirt and never ask someone to do something they would not.

Don't call these people 'leaders' because they are not, just over hyped and over paid chancers.

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