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Italy sues Microsoft for box-bundling bungling

Seanie Ryan
Linux

not the only one, but at least you asked nicely...

i know plenty of people who are sh*t hot with software and OS's, but ask them to open up the machine and mess with the bits and they shy away immediately.

on the other hand, I am well capable of building a system myself, but am not sitting around with naff all else to do each day anymore, have a relatively busy life style, so I just want to be able to buy it all from one source and know i have a good warranty & support.

always remember , everyone is different.

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iPhone outlook goosed to 21m for early 2011

Seanie Ryan
WTF?

a guess...

its a long shot, but maybe in a 'pocket' ??

unless you are used to doing other things with a "A slim, narrow candy-bar" device.

but what would any of us in that other 1% of the world know?

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Seanie Ryan
Stop

wrong !!! join the others

android is NOT a manufacturer. its a _FREE_ OS

so please break those 20m sales down by manufacturer and see what position each of them are in.

i dont remember anyone ever comparing Linux installs to Compaq unit shipments in the past, so why is everyone now doing the equivalent with phones?

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EU telecoms to Apple, Google: 'Pay up!"

Seanie Ryan
Black Helicopters

@graham

not thought out properly.... would you expect to be able to charge Mercedes, Iveco, Scania, Volvo just because consumers bought those trucks and drove them on the road? no you couldnt.

Its the businesses that use those trucks who get charged.

and in this case, its the user of the phone who uses the bandwidth who should be charged, but because the mobile phone co's are all in a race to the bottom to appear to be the one who gives you everything for free, they actually forgot to be able to pay out to upgrade the network as they saturate it with users.

So now they go whaaa whaaa all the way to the regulator and want free money. Muppets!

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Google Docs offline feature to return wearing HTML5 overcoat

Seanie Ryan
Pirate

have been saying it for years

does anyone else find it plain stupid that a company builds a 'cloud' service that then needs to have an 'offline' option to run.

Why not just build an actual desktop app in the first place?

kind of like having to add wheels to a hovercraft in case it cant hover....

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Angry Birds struggle to take on Androids

Seanie Ryan
Black Helicopters

really?

"(Angry birds still works on more versions on Android phones than all the ios devices!)"

how are you backing up that claim or is it just a christmas wish in your head?

and i think developers should think twice about giving in to Google on this.. they should vote with their money & apps and this might make google/handset makers get their act together and put a proper infrastructure around Android so that the whole fragmentation issue is sorted.

No point in making loads more sales if your administration and manufacture time goes way up too.

Remember turnover is not profit. No point in making 200,000 in sales if your costs become 199,999

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GSMA opens the way for Apple SIM

Seanie Ryan
Pirate

tress and wood

android is an operating system (free at that) ... they dont make any phones, so you cant compare them to phone manufacturers... Google make exactly Zero phones.

Hardware manufacturers can , at any stage in the future, switch to a different OS if they dont like what Google does, or think they might get a better advantage by differentiating themselves by OS

and , ignoring the over-excitment of some of the posters here, I think the whole software sim thing might bring about some totally different benefits that isnt quite so obvious yet.

but hey, change is bad right ! lets not contemplate it and see if there might be some business angle that allow me to make money, lets just bitch and moan and hug our blankets.

No Change, No Change , No Change, No Change...........

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Kinect hacked for OS X

Seanie Ryan
Megaphone

logic fail fail

"Development costs are sunk costs"

every cost needs to be factored in when looking to get an ROI.

"given that they get a good part of £95 every time they sell one"

shipping, retail packaging, cost of manufacture, retailers margin, advertising etc are for Free now?

god lads, can people think even a *small* bit beyond what they read

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iPhones go on gobbling mobile sales

Seanie Ryan
Stop

android ~= ios (not apple)

to compare like with like, you would have to break android sales down to each manufacturer so as to be able to compare it to Apple.

Remember Android is a free OS, not a make of phone.

So how much did google make by giving it away?? One could say that android direct sales brought in a beautiful Zero in revenue. ( i know they make it up some bit in search/ads/apps etc )

But I do actually want to know how many android devices each manufacturer shipped, would be good to know who has benefitted most from it.

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STINKY GREEN DWARF FROM SPACE - sensation at NASA

Seanie Ryan
Alien

they drew their plans against us...

"And that how it was for the next ten nights

a flair spurting out from Mars

Bright green drawing a green mist behind it

A beautiful but somehow disturbing sight

Ogilvy the astronomer assured me we were in no danger

He was convinced there could be no live

on that remote forbidding planet."

War of the Worlds

Stock up on Yakult... good bacteria

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Mozilla man accuses Jobs of 'bypass the web' scheme

Seanie Ryan
Thumb Up

not well then... ?

"That sure as fuck sounds like a monopoly to me.

fuck apple"

so the only computer hardware or phone or OS available to the world is made by apple?

I am sure you are inadvertently meaning to compliment Apple and maybe it just "feels" that way seeing as the competition is so crap, but, just so you know, its not a monopoly because you can actually buy computers and phones from other providers if you really want to.

Maybe you just dont want to? you're right too !! good man

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Seanie Ryan
Go

Re: Dumber

"No it isn't, you iDiot."

Yes it is.

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Ms. Gates: 'Bill does not use a Mac'

Seanie Ryan
WTF?

perhaps M$ should consult her for innovation

"Back in March 2003, she told Vogue: "There are very few things that are on the banned list in our household...But iPods and iPhones are two things we don't get for our kids.""

She knew about the iPhone, 4 years before it launched !!

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Google Android chief smacks Steve Jobs with Linux speak

Seanie Ryan
FAIL

open

"the definition of open: "mkdir android ; cd android ; repo init -u git://android.git.kernel.org/platform/manifest.git ; repo sync ; make""

brilliant... thats EXACTLY what my 13 year old niece, my non-tech brother and sister and my Dad needed to know.

I'm surprised they havent trampled over me in the rush to pick one up now that I have pointed this out to them.

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Google shocks world with unthreaded Gmail

Seanie Ryan
Alien

shock discovery

NEWS HEADLINE : People are DIFFERENT !!! Who would have guessed??

always amazes me the people who post saying "how could you do with/without it"

ever occur to you that your way of doing it might not suit another person? a little thing called personal preference.

at least the choice is there now.

however that said , you are all wrong and i am right !

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Baby Boomers committing suicide at unprecedented rates

Seanie Ryan
Headmaster

slight difference

"Substance abuse that boosts the production of serotonin" is a subset of Substance abuse.

I'm mainly pointing at items like ecstacy.

also substance abuse has dramatically increased in the last 30-40 years.

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Seanie Ryan
Unhappy

substance abuse and loss of investments

I remember reading a study some time back that predicted this. Substance abuse that boosts the production of serotonin in the body makes you feel good, but apparently, if you take enough of it, the body stops naturally producing serotonin and in many cases, it just never restarts.

So once you "grow up" and stop using, you now have no natural way to feel good. You just feel neutral or bad. New grandson? Meh.

and now that many of those have seen the value of their pensions and property investments evaporate, a way out is better than the shame of admitting to the family and peers that they think they have failed.

years of wisdom and fireside tales lost.

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Windows Phone 7 up for grabs from 'excited' 3

Seanie Ryan
IT Angle

Hardware???

Why is this in Reg Hardware?

Windows 7 is a piece of software only. There is no mention in the article about which manufacturers kit it will be on

Just like back in 2007 when Ballmer laughed about the iphone and stated that Microsoft were already selling millions of phone. 100% wrong. They never shipped one phone, just licensed an OS to other companies.

pedantic i know but, hey, its fun to ballmer-bash

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Steve Jobs chops student hack down to size

Seanie Ryan
Megaphone

decisions.. @ David MacMahon

you made your decision not to buy based on that is written in the Press????? Come on !!

as for apples PR department, its been said that its their "job" to reply to queries.

Surely, thats up to the company itself to decide how they run their own business and allocate resources??

I know I would assign X tasks and if they are already outputting Releases and all the info you can find yourself, then I would not be putting more manpower into that section, I would instead put the money into creating better products and improving support ( i'm looking at you M$)

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Road test: putting the iPad to work

Seanie Ryan
Terminator

thanks

Tony, a very good article.

I am going on hols in 3 weeks and plan on buying an iPad so i dont have to bring the laptop. Will be the second time in 13 years i will be able to go away without a laptop.

My main work uses will be in browsing, email, SIP via fring and ssh/vnc/rdp/teamviewer, all of which i do on the iphone already on the move, so think i should be covered, just having a bigger screen and bluetooth keyboard.

Thanks for the tip on ethernet in the hotel, i'll be packing my airport express just in case.

I'll let you know how I get on.

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Salvador Dalí style floppy iPad on the way, seemingly

Seanie Ryan
Linux

at last

we might finally see the type of video phones used in Earth Final Conflict. The modern day Kirk Communicator.

powered by FaceTime of course !!! :-)

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Robots capable of 'deceiving humans' built by crazed boffins

Seanie Ryan
Black Helicopters

buy it now

http://thegadgetstore.ie/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=68&products_id=468

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Apple livestreaming heralds Jobs-to-fanboi brain-linking

Seanie Ryan
Pint

in fairness

a company decides to do a web stream and its gets this type of article???? wheres the Chief Editor? Surely you should physically beat employees who turn this nonsense in as a story.

Its not like a live web cast has never been done before.

and only being available on Apple Platform.. ever heard of Beta testing? why dont we burn every company at the stake that only releases for one platform during testing.

God almighty, i must be getting old, my patience for this is gone very thin.

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Pundits predict plunging iPad market share

Seanie Ryan
Headmaster

finally

At Last !!! someone else who read the Reg and "gets it"

Good post Sean, pity alot of other readers will probably read it and disagree simply becasue they just dont understand the model.

although , i dont know if google will actually be in a net gain on Android. Development and support costs are huge, and unless the Ad supported Apps dramatically take a greater share, then it might not be enough. Wouldnt it be funny then if it went the same way as Wave etc when the bean counters decide to cut it !!

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Jobs offers relief for iOS 4-running iPhone 3Gs

Seanie Ryan
Heart

@andy and AC

since when is there an apostrophe in plurals? its usually used in places to denote ownership

eg: the cat's bowl ( the bowl belonging to the cat)

eg2 : the cats are black ( plural, no apostrophe)

go learn engrish ! at least you have pointed our what half of the population you are in !!! ;-)

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FringOut phones home

Seanie Ryan
Headmaster

plus 1

yeah, totally agree, fring is a great SIP client. If they punted it as being that , with IM and fring out thrown in, then the could easily start selling it to SIP users for a few quid a go.

Compete with eyebeam etc.

forget about skype tie in and concentrate on their own services

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Facebook login page still leaks sensitive info

Seanie Ryan
Grenade

an even better one

https://www.bankcardservices.co.uk

MBNA site. Used to have UN and PW box on one page and changed it to a 2 step process.

So you can keep trying usernames first to get confirmation of ones registered.

I rang them to highlight this and the guy on the phone rather bluntly told me that i was wrong, it was a security 'enhancement' and that no-one there had ever heard of what I was talking about.

would love them to read this story...

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First SMS Trojan for Android is in the wild

Seanie Ryan
Boffin

@DrunkenMessiah

ok, i'll agree with you on that one, but what if Google put one tenth of the effort that Apple put into vetting all the apps.

They dont need to be as paranoid as apple , stopping browsers or such, but just preliminary checks that items dont contain malicious code.

then normal norman on the street will feel a bit more confident and these stories will be few

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Seanie Ryan
Paris Hilton

insecure techie i'll bet

what makes you think I am an apple user?

bad drivers are dealt with by being caught by the law and fined/imprisioned. Maybe you meant to suggest a financial punishment for users who are reckless with their computing devices?

anyway, I am in no way referring to the motor industry. I am talking about the computing industry. lets try keep your arguments on that topic. Yes I believe that the average user needs controls and protection in place. Tech savvy users do not need them but to make money on volume sales, I would not target my product at them solely and would prefer to instead cater for broader market.

Why is it so hard to accept that not everyone is a computing genius?

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Seanie Ryan
Heart

Mr/Mrs/Ms

hahahaha

when will techies learn that tech savvy users are not the same as general consumers.

Android is a great product, but you have to have a walled garden like the iphone for average joe/josephine

surely the desktop OS history has taught us that? although, come to think of it, the only thing techies learn is how to repeat "My view is the correct one, everyone should do as I say"

and yes, i do appreciate the irony of giving my view here that knocks others views... ;-)

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RIM answers Apple iPad with...The BlackPad*

Seanie Ryan
Pint

not always

so why dint apple call the iphone the red-berry? why dont dell call their all-in-one PC the i-Dell or the iMax?

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Seanie Ryan
Alien

Re : Copy

Terry, I am referring to the fact that after the iMac came out, suddenly there was and i-Everything on the market. And even irons came in bondi blue.

Now there is the iPad and all speculation turns to what x-pad the competition will bring out.

Why do tablets now have to be called pads'?

Come on, wheres the imagination?

(there are other minor examples too, but you get the idea..)

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Seanie Ryan
Headmaster

why has no-one got an imagination? including RIM

why the hell does it have to have 'pad' in the name at all??? do all companies have to copy Apple right down to the name?

SURELY they could hire a branding team to come with a name?

At least its not Dell though, who would name it the easy to remember 'X9B7207-g' :-)

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Vista-hating Microsoft throws poo at Apple's iPhone 4

Seanie Ryan
Thumb Down

@AC

whine whine whine ......

fact is, I (and almost every other mac user I know) have NEVER bought an Apple device for the coolness.

I know they dont "just work". Perfection in software / hardware from any manufacturer is pretty much impossible.

But they do 'work' much better than anything else. I know I am much more productive using a mac than windows. I have to use both on an almost daily basis so its nothing to do with what i am familiar with.

Now can you claim that you have spent years working on both, so that your post was an informed decision? Or was it just a jealous rant of someone who just fears the unknown so has to justify their own faults by masking it with a put down of others?

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iPhone 4 burns, hurts owner

Seanie Ryan
Terminator

obvious

a muppet could see that the connector melted and left a mark on the phone, not the other way around.

Unless the phone is capable of bursting into flames, melting nearby plastic and somehow repairing itself through nano-technology to appear like it suffered a minor heating.

Now theres a conspiracy for the Transformers fans !!

why isnt this story classed as ROTM?

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Hack forces Flash onto iPad

Seanie Ryan
Alert

just to clear up and ask the relevant question

suppose first of all, fair play to him... good effort.

@various, its not that Apple couldnt, its that they _Wouldnt_ (their choice really, no-one elses)

so, the big burning questions are : Does it actually kill the battery life? Does performance die? Does it crash? Can you use all the online apps, that were designed for using a keyboard, with just a touch interface?

nothing else matters much really.

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Ten Essential... BlackBerry Apps

Seanie Ryan
Pirate

amazing

modify the file structure on your phone?????? in gods name why to fuck would you want to do that?

Ah, to be fair, its great that there is an app for the 0.0001% of the planets population that want to do that.

FFS, i'm a complete low level techie and i have absolutely no desire to mess with my phone. ITS A PHONE !! Doing something just because other 'techies' go 'cooooool dude' is not _actually_ cool

and @Ben Tasker : Grow Up !

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Seanie Ryan
Grenade

wow

great article, thanks. i didnt think there was even 10 apps available for the blackberry !

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Queuing for an iPad? Why?

Seanie Ryan
Happy

clap clap

well said sir, however, it will fall on deaf ears.

Techy types have it built into their DNA to think that everybody in the world sees things as they do and if they dont see value in a product, then everyone else is wrong. And NOTHING can change that idea.

The insecurity of thinking that they might have to admit that there is a piece of technology or product that they havent heard of, used or own causes utter chaos and anger in their blinkered view, resulting in picking out the flaws in a product because it is not 100% perfect with all functions that can be conceived built in.

Ironic that the same people could never build up a business and produce the products they criticise in 100 years. No real talent. They simply dont understand the principles of business.

So , no, they will never tire of telling everyone else they are wrong and the mindless "its crap, it doesnt suit me, so it cant suit anyone " comments will keep flowing. despite that fact that it will shape how all other manufacturers start producing their version... irrelevant.

but i could be wrong !! ;-)

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iPad users put tablet to netbook tasks

Seanie Ryan
WTF?

explain

"Apple device is far more of a threat to these gadgets than it is to e-book readers, phones or media players."

Please explain how it can be a threat to a phone???

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Google TV: Android and Chrome on your boob tube

Seanie Ryan
Linux

when

when will Google stop trying to be Apple, Microsoft and every other company they think is "cool"

should have stuck to what you are good at lads... this could be a house of cards you are building

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Operator gang gunning for iTunes

Seanie Ryan
Pint

ignore the obvious

So the phone operators have done the same as the broadband providers.... in a race to the bottom to prove who can provide the cheapest service, they completely forgot about costs.

Kinda like what Dell did too.

Now that they are down there and realising that providing the "unlimited" plan costs more than they charge, so now they want to either grab a portion of someone elses revenue or try do it themselves.

So when they do open their own App store and then 2 years later realise that the cost of that is more than they realised, what then? Close it down and 2 fingers to customers.

They all want to be the RyanAir of their industry, but they havent the brains on how to do it.

Maybe BMW and Ford should go after Shell , BP etc because they dont get a portion of the Petrol sales.

I know . i know , its not a direct comparison but you get the picture...

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Apple-obsessed geeks launch fanboi dating site

Seanie Ryan
Grenade

ahem.

kinda like my life already....

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RIM's BlackBerry OS 6 may be too late to fend off Apple

Seanie Ryan
Black Helicopters

the problem

"will have a whole new and more intuitive user interface"

when will nokia/RIM/MS et al realise to _stop_ putting in a new user interface every time. Think it out properly and stick with it for more then 1-2 years. its what annoys users most and detracts for the immediate recognition of your product.

also, i think "the trend for the browser to morph into the OS" is a mistake for any OS.

kinda like a few years ago when the Set-top TV box was all the buzz. Pointless and never took off.

oh and @/\/\j17 , I know loads of people who are still buying their first iphone. IN fact in the last 3 months here in Ireland i know more who have just bought one than in the previous 18 months (mainly because Vodafone just started supplying them)

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Chocolate Factory eats crow on Googlephone

Seanie Ryan
Headmaster

look more closelier

"we’ll be able to get more Nexus One phones to more people more quickly."

so that would be "faster" then ?

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Pinhead Mac Trojan sticks it to fanbois

Seanie Ryan
Grenade

really

trojan ≠ virus

cant infect me unless i actually allow it by installing it with my password.

i wonder, are Mac users really just more intelligent than windows users and know that clicking 14 confirmation boxes in a row without reading them is just dumb.

Maybe that the new argument in future. OsX, Linux, Windows are all equally secure, just the users of windows are thicker. i'd buy that. !!!! ;-)

and cue the hounds...

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Nips slip past Apple censors

Seanie Ryan
Happy

nice one

"Apple started pulling off porn apps"

so as to stop the rest of the world from doing it??

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MSI tells 97,000 customers to 'Read The F***ing Manual'

Seanie Ryan
Alert

it is

you are the one who should check first before posting.

An abbreviation is a shortening of a word (eg: abbrev.)

An acronym is a subset of abbreviations that involves initialisation or similar.

maybe you should have RTFD first !! LOL

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Apple director 'disgusted' by Jobsian health secrets

Seanie Ryan
Jobs Halo

crap

Dear Rik Myslewski

Obviously you are not the type of person who creates a company with $40bn cash reserves. Giving it all away to shareholders is NOT the way to create a stable company capable of exploiting any area it sees fit. Mr Jobs has not done the company injustice and has proven time and time again that his way is better overall for the company , proven by the share price and company financial results.

You seem to be suggesting that he follow the "way it is done". Thats worked out great for so many other companies hasnt it ??!!!!!!

I thinks its great that Apple does it differently and more power to Steve Jobs for following a different path that is working while he is still alive.

We will all cease one day , but while he is still there hopefully he can empower and mould someone to follow in his path. I know i would.

Doing it different didnt work out too bad for him.

Applaud Mr Jobs for the good position that Apple is in today and not shoot him down for not doing it the way "its done" or how you suggest it should be done.

And as was said above, if anyone doesnt like it, simple, sell your stock. The rising share price must be a big burden for you.

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Heathrow security man cops perv scanner eyeful

Seanie Ryan
Heart

female

ah in fairness Sarah, him saying the 'female in question' was rather innocent. I didnt even notice it until you highlighted. i dont think it was something thought out, to get at gurls ;-)

but i like this part:

"She said: "I can't bear to think about the body scanner thing. I'm totally traumatised. I've spoken to the police about it. I'm in too much of a state to go to work."

Straight from her solicitors mouth to get as much money from this.

lets be honest, most men look at womens tits all the time and make these comments all the time too.

any chance for an icon of yours , sarah???

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