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* Posts by LarsG

2070 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

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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Re: Guilty unless proven innocent?

Nope, jury selection will dictate they find a few (12) rednecks from the swamps of Louisiana, the hills of Kentucky or Tennessee who can't read, love NASCAR, never listen to the radio and use TVs for target practice and possibly suffer from inbreeding and the urge to eat human flesh and get great enjoyment from those that take a wrong turn.

The selection will however make sure that they are true patriots and love their country. A totally unbiased jury US style.

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Re: Unclean Hands

Yes, but then they change the Law to make it fit the 'crime'.

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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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HP clampdown on 'unauthorised' server fixing to start in January

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Re: legal? We shall see

So not only do they intend to make redundancies, they want to make sure that those who are made redundant can't set up their own business or work for someone providing a similar service and competition on cost.

Protectionism I think they call it.

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Official: Apple hooks up with WORLD'S LARGEST MOBILE OPERATOR

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So much for that last El Reg article that said Apple had failed to make the deal!

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Gift-giving gotchas: How to avoid Xmas morning EMBARRASSMENT

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Re: Good Advice

Bought a Wii U for my son for Christmas, I'd seen on some forums that the set up could take time, especially the hour long update. They were right, it did take an hour but at least it is now ready to go!

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DisARMed: Geeksphone's next high-end mobe to pack Intel x86 inside

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Re: OS of your choice

Dead end of your choice I think.

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AWS imposes national borders on Cloudland

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Re: Everytime I read about georestrictions....

I laugh out loud.

Those that want to get at it will, permission or no permission.

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China turns screws on Bitcoin with third party payments ban

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Banned

Until China finds a way to take it under State Control.

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Kiwi inventor's court win rains on Apple's parade

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Apple can shed some iTears over this one.

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Apple CEO Cook breaks YEARS OF SILENCE, finally speaks to El Reg hack

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Hairstyle

No doubt this retro hairdo will become the de rigueur style of Fanbois wishing to emulate their hero.

Much like the Kevin Keegan perm or the Bono mullet.

Now the Jobs Comb Over.

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NSA alleges 'BIOS plot to destroy PCs'

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Just like here in the UK they like to feed the public a few snippets and tell them in very vague terms how much they have done to prevent disaster.

For instance, did you know that the security services have prevented hundreds if not thousands of terrorist attacks in the last couple of years and this is only down to the fact that they can spy on everyone and retain all the data they want.

Of course, as we are only 'little people' we could never hope to verify the truth in these claims. If they say this is true it must be.

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How Britain could have invented the iPhone: And how the Quangocracy cocked it up

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Facepalm

Could have had, could have been.

The first man to fly faster than the speed of sound but a Labour Government stopped that.

Could have had the most advanced aircraft in the world, the TSR-2 but a Labour Government stopped that.

Stafford Cripps a Labour minister gave away the British Nene Jet engine to the USA and to the USSR who promptly reverse engineered it and put it in the MiG 15 which was used to kill British and America airmen in Korea.

Do you see a pattern.

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Apple iWatch due in October 2014, to wirelessly charge from one metre away – report

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The end of the Cold War

Get the opposing forces to think you have better technology so that they spend themselves into a corner playing catch up. Distribute rumours and innuendo so that they devise technology for a market that doesn't exist.

Then announce to the world you are not pursuing such technology.

Watch as the opposition have bankrupted themselves at the bottom of a dead end alley.

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'Disruptive, irritating' in-flight cellphone call ban mulled by US Senate

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Ban them entirely

Ban them entirely or expect an increase in the number of bodies falling out of the sky along the aircrafts flight path.

Hard hat anyone.

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Apple iPhone 5s still world's top-selling smartphone – report

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Re: who are counterpart?

"Our goal is to deliver what you want."

And the statistics to prove your point.

Manipulation guaranteed.

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It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources

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Having listened to almost the entire world Microsoft realise they should be selling a product that people want rather than a product they say we should have.

Most likely find sales of Win 8 will increase in a significant scale.

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Apple said to ink deal with China Mobile, adding 760 million potential iPhone customers

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Will it be cheaper and will it be region locked?

If it is substantially cheaper I'd assume they will region lock it.... Samsung Style.

OR IS A WAY TO GET RID OF SOME OF THOSE UNSOLD 5C's?

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