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* Posts by LarsG

2105 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

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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People's Bank of China bans Bitcoin over 'drugs and guns' trade fears

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I will

I will destroy what I do not understand

I will destroy what I cannot control

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NSA collects up to FIVE BILLION mobile phone locations daily

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Oh No

Please don't tell my wife where I am!

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Google unveils ten-year plan to build its ROBOT ARMY of the future

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Marvin?

Robots?

Marvin the paranoid Android perhaps?

"Here I am, brain the size of a planet....."

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Accused Glasshole driver says specs weren't even turned on for traffic stop

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Tis but an anomaly in the Law

Using it or not

Switched on or not

Wearing it is a crime against fashion and humanity

Wearing it unnerves others

Wearing it breaches privacy

Minimum 10 years jail time.

Or at least a confiscation order so that the judge can play with it.

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iPhone slips in Europe as Windows Phone claims OVER 10% market share

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How many times does this story

How many times does this story have to be regurgitated?

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Chester Cathedral smites net in Wi-Fi SMUT OUTRAGE

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Re: Another technical fix for a social issue

Bummer, now I have to find another wifi hotspot for my porn and coffee mornings.

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UK.gov's web filtering mission creep: Now it plans to block 'extremist' websites

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Re: Well

Down the slippery slope we slide, down and down and down and down.

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Best Start Schools 'superhead' quits amid probe into tech contracts

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He would have made a declaration of interest at the time, as the article states they knew about his links to the company. This doesn't preclude them from dealing with the company so long as there isn't a conflict of interest or some kind of personal pecuniary advantage.

The fact that it was allowed to go ahead is more interesting. To spend that kind of money the school trustees, if an academy, together with the school governors would have had to have allowed this to go ahead. While the Head can spend the money, Governors hold the purse strings.

So I think blaming the Head for this might be premature if the school got a good deal out of it. If there has been malpractice of some kind then the Governing Body of the school has not done its job or has had the well pulled over its eyes. Either, or, the head appears to be the scape goat..

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Supreme Court can't find barge pole long enough to touch NSA lawsuit

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The NSA have so much cr*p on the Judges that none of them want to take this on.....

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Pile of fanboi cash taking up space in garage? IPHONE UNDERTAKERS are keen to help you

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Naff

Pretty naff stuff though, isn't it.

A bit like Dell Boy pretending and reinventing himself as an artist, lovely jubbly, roll up roll up genuine crap for sale.

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'FELSIC materials' find on MARS could rewrite Red Planet's history

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Or maybe it just landed there from somewhere else?

A collision perhaps?

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Google deletes Maps satellite photos of 14-year-old's unsolved murder

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The publicity might just jog someone's memory.

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NASA probecraft to FLY the SKIES of MARS - IF it can make its launch window

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Hope

Hope it doesn't bump into that little Indian rocket on the way there!

It's getting quite busy up there at the moment.

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Getting it right on the second attempt: Sony Xperia Z1

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Bigger not always better

Great screen, at a cost of weight and size, so when does a phone get so big it becomes less pocketable and more unwieldy.

Sony tend to produce products designed by a committee, in this case they haven't deviated from their rule.

Hands up more mega pixels, hands up bigger screen, hands up...... They just are not products that are pretty anymore.

Why on earth are they going down the mine has got more mega pixels than yours, which reminds me of the old processor wars of yesteryear. As to benchmarks, I'm not convinced that there isn't a hidden bit of code in there that benefits it in someway.

Also with all Sony products, they fail to update software when a new product replaces an old one, they forget they have a responsibility to the customer. Maybe that's why they are struggling against the competition.

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Underage teens' Facebook posts are still FACE ACHE ads ... bitch

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We will see

We will see what happens when the wrong kind of ads 'accidentally' target the wrong 'age group'.

Litigation perhaps? Government intervention perhaps?

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