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* Posts by LarsG

2087 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

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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US Department of Justice details Kim Dotcom evidence

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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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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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Deep beneath MELTING ANTARCTIC ice: A huge active VOLCANO

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Doomed, doomed I say, we're all doomed!

Again?

Meteors, disease, volcanos, tsunami, alien invasion......

We've got no chance have we?

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Stratfor email, credit-card hacker Hammond thrown in cooler for 10 YEARS

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Opportunity inside

To teach others how to hack a computer........

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Cocky Microsoft strokes soft tool in public for 3D printing on Windows 8.1

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Re: XXX title

Just don't talk about waxing lady parts, but cocky is fine.

Much of what is allowed depends on what side of bed El Reg gets out of, though liberal use of spelling mistakes and ******* use will get it through.

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Who! wants! cursed.com? Yahoo! flogs! domains! in! multimillion-dollar! sale!

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Let those stupid enough buy them....

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Mixed bag of motors lifts India's budget Mars shot

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@AndyS

Doesn't look like a pseudo-racist argument from my point of view. Giving the money for education would far outweighs the benefits of sending a space rocket to the moon. How many of these children have needlessly blighted lives because a Government wants to raise it's image in the world.

Being poor is relative to where you live, the poor here still have toilets and phones and food and TV's.

Having seen children begging in the streets, victims of polio, female infanticide, starvation etc first hand, and having worked for humanitarian aid agencies I can see no justification.

It is easy to look to the past for examples, but we are now better than that, we have moved on, more educated.

It is also easy for you to pontificate on this from your nice comfortable existence, let's clap India for going to Mars, while the infant mortality rate in the country is almost 50% per 1000 births in India.

As for filling my car this morning, yes I did, but I have also been on the ground in places that I'd not wish on my worst enemies.

47 million might seem like pocket change to you but it goes a long way in a country such as India, it could provide an education, inoculations and support for 10,000..

So you keep clapping and applauding these countries that feel a space rocket or nuclear weapons are more important than people.

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You'd think they would address the extreme poverty in their country, the starving children, the caste system before they spent money on this.

I've seen it first hand.

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If your bosses tell you you're 'in it together', don't EVER believe them

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Re: Self-Censorship

I mentioned female waxing, post withdrawn, I mean who on earth could take offence at that, and I didn't even swear ***************?

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'We're in it together..'

But if it means a choice of getting rid of you or losing my bonus, pay rise and increase in pension fund........

Usually two to three weeks before Christmas....

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Virgin Media to hike broadband prices by nearly 7 per cent

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Re: Pushing boundaries, but only in a limited way

With inflation so low why such a price hike?

It's all well and good giving a coverage of 48% if it's only available in towns and cities, so instead of looking at the bigger picture they charge more for the same service.

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Chinese Bitcoin exchange DISAPPEARS, along with £2.5 MEEELLION

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Too good to be true?

When will people learn?

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Apple kicks iStuff-sniffer out of App Store

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Re: Cold Frenzy

Aren't they a mean bunch of b*ggers!

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Microsoft advertises Surface, Excel with maths mistake

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Expenses?

That looks incredibly like the expenses sheet of one of our Members of Parliament.

The excuse will be, 'it was a genuine mistake and I apologise for it, thank you for bringing it to my attention'

The only thing missing is the second page.

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Smut-spreading copyright trolls told to return cash extracted from victims

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" a mild mannered janitor" @A Non e-mouse

I like that term, they always turn out to be serial killers.

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Does 'Star Wars' casting call hint at DEATH of LUKE SKYWALKER?

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If it does turn into a Disney film we should expect a young Hannah Montana style story with a happy ending surrounded by sparkly fireworks and even the occasional moments when the cast begin dancing and singing.

Whoopee.

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Cops: Bloke makes bet with wife. Wife loses - so hubby TASERS her

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Re: Ever increasing standards

That's insulting the dog.

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Will small biz get a bite of mega UK.gov IT pie? Yes: if it can pass the bulls**t sniff test

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Look at the reality

I have just tendered for a contract (not IT), the initial application demanded that I fill in a 'pre-application' form that ran into 228 questions. This was to narrow the field down to the 'last' 16 who will then be invited to tender for the contract. Each question was weighted to a value. Under 75/100 and your 'pre-application' would exclude you.

They asked for HSE, acceptance of government credit cards, environmental policy, discrimination policy, equal opportunities policy, whether I would need to invest, cost of sub-contractors, bank statements, 6 business references, details of contracts we hold, value of contracts we hold most valuable contracts.....

I could go on and on and on...

At around Question 160 I began to realise that the whole process was weighted in favour of national facilities companies, subtle questions here and there began appearing that pretty much excluded any small to medium sized business and reduced the overall mark out of 100.

But I Persevered and filled in the forms just to be pedantic.

All this for a contract that they stated would be worth no more than £7000 over 4 years and covered the Northwest of England.

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Moody's eyes up Sony's debt: Hmm... junk? Bam! Shares drop 11%

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Re: Shame

Is no one buying Sony products?

Reason, products are not cutting edge and no longer have that quality kudos any more, not for a long time.

Over priced average products.

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iPad Air not very hot: Apple fanbois SHUN London fondleslab launch

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Why Buy

It's because if you have a retina screen iPad then there is no reason whatsoever to upgrade for the sake of a little less weight. If they had introduced the fingerprint reader ( next year perhaps ) then maybe but only just.

Most people are waiting for the mini retina screen, that will sell BUT just think that if you hold out till next year you will get one with a fingerprint reader......

It's not great is it, if all I can find to rave about is this? It really is quite a bland offering but hey you can say you have an Air.. Kudos, nope not any more.

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