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2070 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

Facebook scammers raking in $200 MEEELLION in illicit profits

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The spammers are usually 'legitimate' companies using celebs to try and entice you into buy goods.

'Oh, my BMW is the best car ever'

'You have just got to try this new face cream'

Etc

Etc

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Private UK torrent site closes, citing 'hostile climate'

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No, they have definitely been threatened and told to keep their mouths shut about it.

And so it begins.

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NSA: NOBODY could stop Snowden – he was A SYSADMIN

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Meh

On a Scale of 1-10?

What he spilled the beans on was maybe 2-3 on a scale of 1-10.

The real stuff, the 10 on a scale of 1-10 is never put onto a computer, it's the stuff that is never recorded, never talked about and never minuted in the meetings.

Don't kid yourself that Snowden is that important, he is an embarrassment and and irritation but would never have had access to the real subterfuge that goes on in Government.

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Apple tops target list for litigious patent trolls

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Re: Aiming at the cash

Yes it is always better to sue those with the most cash in the bank, there's no point in going for those who have none is there?

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'Kim Jong-un executes nork-baring ex and pals for love polygon skin flick'

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Propaganda

Lets be honest about this, an escapee tells all playing right into the hands of those that want to discredit a nutty regime, it's exactly what they want to hear..

While the North Korean regime is pretty bonkers and on the verge of insanity I struggle to 'believe' everything reported is the complete truth. After the way the US and the UK lied about Iraq and weapons of mass destruction, and now the reports of alleged chemical weapons in Syria which appears the trigger for intervention by the West, unless I see it myself I am reluctant to believe it, especially after seeing that Tony Blair is rattling his sabre against Syria trying to start a Holy War.

The peace envoy for the Middle East advocating War?

I will take nothing at face value ever again.

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Selfie twerks its way into the dictionary

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Fad language

Here today, gone tomorrow.

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Kiwis (finally) confirm software ban under new patent law

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New Zealand Legal system seems to have the balls that other legal systems lack, but this is probably just a Government exercise to save money.

Unfortunately the patent trolls will just head off to the US for their fun.

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Huawei Ascend P6: Skinny smartphone that's not just bare bones

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Just like certain car brands

Kia and Hyundai make pretty reasonable cars and offer them with huge mileage warranties but still people opt for better know brands eventhough the product is not as good.

This is a good start for the phone maker and I am sure it will get better, but it's not quite the bragging brand people need.

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Air mattress blast blows German man across room

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Like the

Like the German who destroyed a wasps nest in his loft with a blow torch......

And burnt his house down.

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UK gov call-centre serfs told: Fondle your button for HAPPINESS

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Re: ::rolls eyes::

I once politely asked a call centre operator (BT call centre) why she sounded so down in the dumps and miserable...

'Are you Ok, you sound like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders',

To which I received a tirade of abuse centred on her claiming that I didn't understand the nuances of the Irish accent. I replied, 'my wife is Irish so I think I do, and I do believe that you are having a difficult day today, would you like to talk it through.'

The expletives came back thick and fast but were tempered by that beautiful Irish Accent.

Interestingly prior to the phone being answered it stated, 'Your call maybe recorded for training purposes.'

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Nokia's India threat letter: 'It's cheaper to make phones in China'

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The Indian Government has passed a law to supply the poor who live in poverty with 5kg of subsidised cheap grain a year, at the cost of around 25 billion. This appears to be a ploy to ensure they get enough votes in the next election.

They have to find the money to pay for this.

However, I would have thought that giving the poor an education and proper schooling would be a better way to erase poverty. Surprisingly, India has a Space Program but people still starve to death. They also have a caste system that keeps people in their place,forever.

What an enlightened country it is.

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Yahoo! starts $1.99 'watch list' to recycle old usernames

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RIP-Y

RIP usernames?

Messages from beyond the grave?

What if a dead persons family find an email address active again....

Do you want a dead persons email address and the crap that will come with it?

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Ballmer's emotional farewell to Redmond: I LOVE THIS COMPANY

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He says he is leaving and the share price rockets? The videos say it all.

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Google cripples Chromecast third party replay

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This

Smacks of the way Apple operates. It leaves a bad taste.

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Government intervention unlikely for beleaguered BlackBerry

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Best thing they could do now is licence their system for use in other OS's and stop making phones.

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Workers at world's largest – and most remote – telescope go on strike

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@Don Jefe

'You raging moose cock'

Upvoted for using such colourful descriptive language.

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Small biz isn't finding it any easier to bag govt IT contracts

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Is this really surprising

When the government passes everything over to 'facilities management companies', who do you think the jobs will go to? Their boys or yours?

SME's in the UK have as much chance at getting a bite out of the apple as a dead wasp.

Only the shi* that falls from the tree is offered because no one else wants it.

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Gambling addict IT boss gets 7 years' porridge for £19m swindle

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Re: Should have found employment with a bank

That's what he will do when he gets out.

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I wonder if

I wonder if he placed a bet on the chances of whether he'd be sent down?

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Nokia's PHAB-ULOUS comeback attempt: Huge WinPho 8 mobe rumoured

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Band Waggon

Getting on the band wagon so late in the day could backfire on them. It will have to be exceptionally good to make an impact and that is unlikely to happen.

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NSA admits slurping thousands of domestic emails with no terror connection

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Re: George W. Bush is evil!

Yes but I don't see the liberal minded Obama trying to change things?

It's all about power.

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UK mulls ban on tiny mobiles to block prison smugglers

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Could this be a plot instigated by the phablet manufacturers?

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US highway agency awards Tesla Model S RECORD safety score

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Yep

And they claimed the Titanic was unsinkable.

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Apple's iTunes Radio to launch next month with abundant ads

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Re: iTunes Radio To Launch With Abundant Ads

It will be interesting to see if they pack it with so many ads that it only becomes usable if you pays your fee?

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Sony sets dates for US and Euro PS4 unleashment amid Xbox heckles

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Yes, all well and good if they are launching it on that date but they need an exclusive definitive 'must have game', yet it seems Xbox are the one that the game developers are flocking to.

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US government nabbed $2.9m in May Bitcoin seizure

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Here we go, Germany, New Zealand, US all grabbing a share of a virtual currency. This attempt at regulation are the first steps to grab a share of the action, to get their cut and to claim ownership.

Yet it is a virtual currency, it doesn't belong to any of them so what right do they have?

Oh, I forgot, they can just change the law to bebefit themselves can't they.

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Bitcoin blitzkreig as Germans prepare to tax virtual currency

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Achtung

If you can't get a cut of the action then legislate for it.

Strange, Germany now owns and controls more of Europe than when Adolf Hitler was in power and now they want to take ownership of a virtual currency.

Still, as they already own Greece, Portugal, Cyprus and Ireland what are a few Bitcoins in the great scope of things. If you can't get a cut of the action change the rules!

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IT now 10 percent of world's electricity consumption, report finds

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Is that all?

I look around my house and at my tech family, 3 TV's on, 4 mobile phones charging, 3 tablets plugged in, 2 iPods on the go, wifi speakers blaring, four laptops and a tower plugged in, Xbox, wii, music production..... It goes on and on and on and so do my bills.

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Google goes dark for 2 minutes, kills 40% of world's net traffic

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Re: Ah...

Blame it on that cheap own brand Tescos kettle.

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Google Glass is HIGH FASHION in September Vogue magazine

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Re: Still a dork...

We call them knob heads in the UK. Says all there is to say about the world of fashion.

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Card-cloning crooks use 3D printers to make ever-better skimmers

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'I for one will be writing to David Cameron asking him to personally deal with the criminal menace and their use of technology. If anyone can make a difference then surely it's him.'

Needed the heimlich manoeuvre done on me I was laughing so much with a gob full of Scots Oats.

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More brutal PC numbers from Dell as revenues stay flat, profits sink

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The problem with Dell, buy one of their computers, the operating system support stops immediately a new model is released, whether the bugs have been ironed out or not no more software updates. My last one a Sudio XPS 1645 was a nightmare, with WiFi problems and regular intermittent freezing of the screen, slow performance from an i7 processor and creaky plastic case. It was like a petulant teenager, on occasions I could have a three course meal before it booted up. It hated having software installed on it.

I normally keep laptops for three years, stopped using it after 18 months.

Never again, ever.

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Google follows Amazon with auto-encryption of cloud data

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Re: How does this reassure concerns...

There will be a backdoor for anyone with a 'legitimate' reason for requesting the data.....

Pretty much means any Government Agency that wants to know and you won't even know they are doing it.

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Brits: We can STOP TROLLS if we know where they LIVE - poll

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Wonderful

Anyone using the web must also publish their full name, date of birth and address that must be verified by PDF copies of a bank statement, utility bill and passport all accessible to any user of the web.

Not withstanding the only too obvious implications of this, imagine the rise in violent crime when any slighted moron appears on your doorstep demanding an apology after having been put in his place on the web for his moronic, idiotic opinion. Pretty much sums up the population of this country, get the idea?

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Superstar cluster-Zuck as Facebook tries out celeb-only edition

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Define a celebrity?

A footballer in the premier league?

An author?

Pop star?

Big Brother contestant?

Has been?

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Who's Edward Snowden? Capita bungs its email into Microsoft's cloud

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The NSA will now have access to everything without needing to ask for it.

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Microsoft: That $900m Surface write-down is smarting

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At least you gave it a go, not everyone can win the race you know.

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Facebook keeps company with misery say boffins

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Re: Obviously... @ AbortRetryFail

You are obviously missing the point, posting on a forum is about commenting on an article or expressing an opinion however misguided, idiotic or stupid it is.

It is not about validating your existence though in your case it maybe more about how much you care about how many upvotes you get or the realisation that because you have got so few votes no one is really interested in what you say?

Supercilious or not, unlike the majority of us on here who don't really give a damn. Downvote and be damned I say.

Facebook is about telling the world about 'me, me, me, me, look how great I am'

There is a big difference that you have not cottoned on to.

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Re: Obviously...

In general people who use Facebook have boring, uninteresting and insignificant lives, foisting every boring, uninteresting and insignificant minutiae of it on the rest of us in an attempt to give meaning and validation to their existence.

In this way reams of uninteresting crap are posted and read by others in the hope that someone else has a worse existence than they do. This in turn gives then hope which is usually dashed when they find another whom they consider is having a better time. This then develops into a downward spiral where they check their account continuously hoping to find those with a more insignificant disasterous life.

No wonder there are so many miserable users.

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NASA plots Chelyabinsk plume

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Andromeda Strain?

Does the dust contain some kind of cosmic killer bacteria?

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Microsoft to fund Blake's 7 return as Xbox Live exclusive

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Re: Nooooooo

They will kill it with a sanitised script acted out by Americans. Could not be worse.

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Possessed baby monitor shouts obscenities at Texas tot

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Re: British or European

Hearing voices, next God will be telling him to buy a gun and go kill lots of people.

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Oz bank closes Bitcoin business' bank accounts

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Simple, they think money laundering is taking place and the banks are unable to get a cut of it.

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Facebook reassures adland: We've got s**tloads of users

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True

Facebook does have s*it loads of users, but they all ignore the ads.

Zuck needs to think about this, the more the ads become 'in your face' the less the user will like it.

He should be caressing his customers not sticking a poker up their ar*ses.

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Make or break: Microsoft sets date for CRUCIAL Win 8.1 launch

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Make or Break?

I can say with almost complete certainty.......

There will be a lot of discounts to be had in 2014...... I'd normally say yippee, but even at a fraction of the cost it will never be a bargain.

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Japan's largest mobe operator to snub Samsung this winter

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WHHHHHAAAAAAAT!

The S4 is not selling in Japan, POOR PERFORMANCE?

Finally there are people that haven't had the wool pulled over their eyes by in your face advertising. It seems the fellows from the land of the rising sun have seen through the hype and near useless features and also the doctored performance of the phone. They are true connoisseurs of electronics.

It could also be that they have been given a back hander to sell Japanese phones to help their economy, which is actually no bad thing.

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Big Mike heading for victory as SAM dumps HALF its Dell shares

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Oh the games that people play.......

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Leaked photos of iPhone 5C parts portend ugly Google legal battle

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Re: Black

Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy refers to the rock band Disaster Area and their ship which was pre-programmed to crash into the sun.

Zaphod stated, 'Every time I press one of these black controls, labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let me know I've done it'

Credit where credit is due.

Prior art perhaps..

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Larry Ellison: Google is ABSOLUTELY EVIL, but NSA is ESSENTIAL

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Re: Meh,

This guy always has a lot to say....

Most of it crap.

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Peak Apple? HOGWASH! Apple is 'extremely undervalued,' says Icahn

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Agreed, and yet this is legal?

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