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Kids hack Canadian ATM during LUNCH HOUR

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Well know

This is a well know hack, it was on the BBC a few years ago with the small ATMs in shops.

To make money you simply swap the £$€10 draw to the £$€50 draw, then withdraw as much as you can from your own account.

Walk to the bank and deposit it..

Rince and Repeat

Works best if you have lots of account at different banks to use.

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BOFH: On the PFY's Scottish estate, no one can hear you scream...

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Dont forget

That new paper production is actually powered by the waste produce from the trees used to make the paper, whereas recycling paper takes up massive amounts of electrical energy..

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Vodafone to spend £100m on 150 new Brit phone shops

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98% with 2G

Bhahahahahaah... their dream, top line, marking target is to get the UK 98% (I'm going to guess Population and not area) 2G coverage by 2015!

No 3G outside of city centres as per usual, no 4G outside of the HQ building and no corporation tax paid!

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AMD's 'Revolution' will be televised ... if its CPU-GPU frankenchip Kaveri is a hit

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Re: Dull and slow

When was the last time you actually used 100% CPU power? I bet its close to 10 years ago. CPU power isnt the bottle neck, HDD access was until SSD solve that.

Even when playing games its my GPU thats maxed out, whilst my CPU isn't even at 50%.

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Cow FLATULENCE, gas emissions MUCH WORSE than thought - boffins

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WTF?

9.7 billion metric tonnes per year of CO2 released per year. Thats going to have NO effect whatsoever. Can't possible have any effect from 9.7 BILLION TONNES of CO2 released per year. Chump change.

Going from 320ppm to 400ppm in just 50 years. That all have No affect at all, I mean how could you even think that this gas, that has known properties of trapping solar heat in a system make any difference.

As for methane, just because the atmospheric levels have increased by 150% since 1750, and it now accounts for 20% of the total radiative force, doesn't mean that ramping up its pollution of our atmosphere will have the slightest bit of a different!

Just because every time we have high levels of CO2 and CH4 in the atmosphere in Earth's past and its been a lot warmer, doesn't mean this time will be the same. This time it will be different, becuase we want it to be and we believe it will be!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/77/Vostok_420ky_4curves_insolation.jpg

We will all be fine, nothing to worry about!

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Fast is the new Black: WD gives laptops' spinning rust a new whirl

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Humgh

Wrong tree WD, wrong tree!

SSD are for performance, and are so far ahead HDDs will never catch up.

Rust's only remaining use is for slow reliable bulk storage - make these discs reliable and larger - much much larger or else you're doomed, mainly because the SSD are catching up in the space arena as well.

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Dear Apple: Want to stay in business? Make an iPhone people can afford

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Re: Yeah, sure,

Err the car analogy works perfect, except for the facts:

Mercedes make the Smart car range....

BMW make the Mini...

Ferraria make Fiats...

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

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You Sir

Have such low technical skills, you can't not even use a simple checkout till!! Please use the manual tills to purchase your condoms, as your reproductive rights have been removed.

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Brit online property bazaar Zoopla ponders BILLION-pound flotation

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Re: Slurp it all up

So what you're saying is Zoopla did more work in trying to sell your house than your actual paid for estate agent?

I for one am looking forward to seeing the death of estate agents, who charge a fortune for very little.

I'm perfectly capable of putting on pointed shoes, of doing a foreman's knot so loosely as to try and imitate a windsor knot, then turning up late to show people around my own home when the time comes to sell it :)

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Brit music body BPI lobbies hard for 'UK file-sharers database'

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Meh

Re: I wonder

I'll give you one. There are No 3D 1080P streaming services available for films.. Yet I do have the bandwidth to stream such things, its only 12GB a film.

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Thought the PC market couldn't get any worse? HAH! Think again

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Re: Surely it's becoming apparent

Nope no need for a printer:

Coupons - on my phone,

Boarding pass - on my phone

tickets, on my phone..

Get the trend here? I have a device with a screen than can display any document I need. - with the odd exception like Ryanair tickets, which is just another reason not to fly with them.

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iCloud outage outrage: Look, iPhoto friends, kitty just learned to... NOOO

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Apple or Googles

Google down for 3 minutes

Apple down from Wednesday...

Just saying...

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

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FAIL

Re: What time was that then?

I think most of us went to school and have a fairly good grasp of what a Time zone is...

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Think your smutty Snapchats can't be saved by dorks? THINK AGAIN

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Diddums

Seems like a lots of commentators have sour grapes over nobody willing to send them suggestive pictures.

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Tough luck, bumpkins! Blighty broadband speed gap misery worsens

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Re: Since when is this relevant?

Don't worry, one day you will discover Cat videos and will need that extra speed to watch them in HD..

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PORNAGEDDON: Sexy bloggrs stung by Tumblr smut smackdown

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site:Tumblr.com

So just Use Google to search Tumblr for your smut... but as your already on google there are a lot better sites you could search for :)

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UK gov's smart meter dream unplugged: A 'colossal waste of cash'

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Hack away

I read there is a booming black market in the US for hacking these "secure" smart meters. Its apparently quite easy to rig them and significantly lower your bills..

I can't see anybody doing that here!, not one person, ever!

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PM writes ISPs' web filter ads for them - and it must say 'default on'

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DNS look up

Now you know why the routers the ISP provide no longer allow you to change the DNS settings. - Simple enough to use a different router and set the DNS to Google or anybody else you fancy.

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At last: EU slashes mobile roaming fees

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Re: Information required

Nothing whatsoever with NAVFREE

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Pussy galore: Bubble-bath webcam spy outrage

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Re: Laptops in the bath?

You don't put the laptop IN the bath! just prop it up somewhere convenient to see the screen, like on the loo seat.

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Can Microsoft's U-turn stop the Xbox 360 becoming another XP?

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Re: Its all about games

What planet are you on? £25 for a new game! They will be £45 at new and will be £45 at a year old, maybe a drop to £40 after that when the new respawn of the same game with new maps is released. With no second hand sales all console games are permanent AAA new titles.

I fully expect the games to go up with the next consoles, like they have with every console generation.

Are you ready for £60/£80 games as standard + day 1 DLC content.

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IT staff clamouring to pay for their own BYOD kit, says survey

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Re: Risk Schmisk

Don't worry, us sales reps have a full copy of everything we can, all stored at home anyways. Also you think we don't surf porn on a works laptop whilst in a hotel?

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Re: I wonder...

What's stopping me from having half the companies data anyways?

If you are worried about employees using their own phone, don't go looking what we do with Dropbox, Skydrive, Google drive et al...

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Whitehall grants freetards safe haven until 2015

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Coat

Nice

Cast stop long, got to get back on with downloading vast amounts of films and TV shows that I may never ever watch :)

Mines the one filled with all my colleagues USBHDD for sharing the goodness of my fibre connection...

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62,000 fewer shops: Welcome to the High Street of 2018

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High Street

To help the high street is fairly easy. Pander to those of us who work 9-5:30 and so have money, as the poor do not make a good customer base.

So:

1) Remove the open hours laws. - I have money to spend BECAUSE I work during the day! Open the shops when I am free, to well shop. The Internet is always open for business. - guess what Supermarkets do this.

2) Parking - again only the poor don't drive. - the USA has free parking for most shops, yet its only the out of towns malls here that have free parking and then for only a few hours. To go into the city costs a lot in parking, which is off putting compared to just opening a browser and clicking. - Again only supermarkets seem to have figured this out.

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Murdoch hate sparks mass bitchin', rapid evacuation from O2, BE

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Re: I left BE end of last month - no way I'm getting foisted into Sky.

Same on TalkTalk's FTTC 76/19 - which is no surprise as its all BTs kit being re-sold on for less. As for support, no idea whats its like as I've never needed it, if you are reading this you should be capable of setting up a home router and dealing with everything bar a line outage.

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Queen's Speech: 'Problem of matching IP addresses' to be probed

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Re: What's the spooks' solution?

What like a Starbucks, or McDees, but they so hard to find!

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Bitcoins: A GIANT BUBBLE? Maybe, but currency could still be worthwhile

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Limited

There really is a limited number of bitcoins, in terms of currencies, its a tiny total that will ever be generated at just 21 million! In contract last year according to the BOE there was £3.3E10 worth of £20 notes in circulation and thats just the £20! So to replace £20 notes with bitcoins, when all issued in 2140 they would have to be worth £1,577 each.. Good job they have an 8 decimal places division.

For a global currency its a tiny tiny total number of coins There will never be enough for just 1 per current Amazon user.

Good idea, but a limited in scope.

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Movie bosses demand Google take down takedown notices

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Quality

Fed up of this argument that pirated copies are poor quality. I download videos (movies and TV shows) in full 1080p glorious quality, because its a much better product that I can actually purchase anywhere. They are available right after airing / BR-ing anywhere on earth but with no adverts, no annoying message telling me not to pirate, no time restrictions, no DRM. Just the video in full quality. When I can pay for the same quality of product I will.

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Copper load of that: Ofcom claims HUGE jump in 'average' broadband speed

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Meh

Seems legit

68mbit / 14mbit for me, on the edge of a small market town in the East of Anglia all for £36 a month, including the pointless phone line - mustn't grumble. I think the climb is simply down to the roll out of FTTC offering <38mbit and now <78mbit speeds in such places. Just last year I was on 4mbit.

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Cash-strapped AMD drills for green gold in Lone Star State

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Soon..Soon

I can imagine they will once they start shipping them... Speaking of which I'm just awaiting the new Richland APU from them now, one that can partner with any 7 series graphics.

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1 in 7 WinXP-using biz bods DON'T KNOW Microsoft is pulling the plug

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Re: Supprised companies on XP

The same reason you have a car despite a horse and cart still working very well. I would even bet your car is newer than XP and you chose a newer car for about the same reasons you chose to update IT equipment.

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WTF?

Supprised companies on XP

What kind of backwards ramshackle IT do you have if XP exists in your building? Its over a decade old, which is forever in IT terms. Have these IT managers even got a qualification in IT or just drifted into IT in the 80s.. We all know the types...

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Congratulations, freetards: You are THE FIVE PER CENT

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Movies need to compete with the pirated copy.

The pirated product is currently vastly superior to the purchase one. Take the Hobbit in 1080p 3D. Its available now to download as a 14GB MKV file. It has no stupid warnings not to copy it , no adverts, no trailers or any other junk. Just the film in full glorious quality that I can watch whenever I like.

Nobody is offing this film (or any film) in 3D for streaming in the UK and I cant even purchase a horrid disc copy in any UK shop or on-line store until the 8th of April.

I'm a fan of subscriptions, have spotify premium for all my music as its better than the pirated way of getting music. Offer me some added value to the content, make my life easier than downloading and I will pay, until then I will pirate.

I do love the UK.

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DWP denies major IT problems with One Dole To Rule Them All system

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In house

Not sure why, with budget running into the 10s of millions why anybody wouldnt consider writing the lot in house. Its a hell of a lot of programming hours with enough left over to supply them all with free pizza..

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Look out! PEAK WIND is COMING, warns top Harvard physicist

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Re: One question I have always asked myself

its a factor of scale, the atmospheric is quite tall and quite large in comparison to every single wind turbine ever built. It's a but like wondering how much extra fuel a single fly hitting your car costs you.

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Intel throws open chip ovens to Altera - but who's next: Apple?

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Next logic step

Is for them to allow any customers onto their Fab, Intel have the best fab tech but not always the best designs. I don't see why they wouldn't allow direct competitors onto their fab it would help provide competition in the design front, so driving innovation whilst proving the revenues to keep their fab one stage ahead.

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Microsoft: You want Office for Mac, fanboi? You'll pay Windows prices

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Paris Hilton

Who actually pays for MS software other than businesses?

I sure never have and probably never will... I can always find a hacked copy, black copy (genius MS versions with no copyright in them), or a spare key from any number of places. Some of the keys I have used are even legal.

Last time I used a Mac (was it slow leper?) the office software didn't require any activation, just downloaded and installed.

Paris - as some things in life are not free.

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Re: Can

Yes its call use the online version.

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Dish boss on ad-skipping service: 'I don’t want to kill ads'

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Free

If its Free then I don't mine an Advert as I am the product that the company is selling. Fairs fair.

But if I'm paying then I dam well do not want to be advertised at. What's the point in paying for a product and being the product?

Guess what I don't have Sky. My TV is all downloaded in one way or anther and only the Wife watches live TV and even she pauses and skips through the junk advertising.

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How much for Opera's app store in my TV? A tenor, perhaps?

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Re: "keeping users supplied with adverts"

If its free then YOU are the product.

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Report: Over 1.5 MILLION UK drivers will have hydrogen cars by 2030

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Re: Been saying for how long?

50 world wide - WOW. that's some sales I'm sure I wont be able to move for them soon... How many Rolls-Royce's did it cost (Rolls-Royce being the greenest of all cars as 60% every produced are still on the road')

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FAIL

What we need

Is a way of storing that Hydrogen power, in a way that it keep is bang, but in a way that would ideally be liquid at normal temperatures. Wouldn't make it too explosive and to increase the energy density. As even liquid hydrogen is remarkable week in energy stored per litre. A way that helps stop it leaking out of everything (which hydrogen does with remarkable ease). I suggest something like a carbon atom which does all of the above.. oh wait..

The Easiest and Best way to make even a V8 turbo greener is to KEEP THE CAR ON THE ROAD for longer as almost all the carbon of any car is in its production. But no think thank is suggesting tax brakes for older cars are they?

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Surface left on shelves as world+dog slurps up small slates

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Facepalm

The other 500,000

where all used in those pointless adverts that tell you absolutely nothing about the product.

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You thought watching cat videos was harmless fun? Think AGAIN

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Facepalm

Re: If only we were allowed to kill these bloody vermin!

Cat are easy to keep out of your garden. I have rabbits and the local cats only ever enter the garden once. I see them and chase after them bellowing at the full volume and with a clear intent to kill the cat if I can. As cats are territorial they remember my garden as being off limits and do not ever come back. You cant do this half hearted, you do have to have an intention to kill the cat.

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Nokia: Ship's now stable, all we need is passengers

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The lumen looks like a really nice built phone. Just such a shame its not on Android with its Huge App store and Google features.

Android market is ALL about having the best hardware and hardware is what Nokia do well.

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This photo slide scanner costs €60... The bundled malware? That's free

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Re: Strewth,

and don't know the EPIC BOREDOM of slid shows

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Feeling poor? WHO took all your money? NOT capitalist bastards?

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Unhappy

Re: Public sector

Considering the entire 5 years of recession has been caused by just Lehman Brothers failing, who knows how bad it could have got if they all went down.

Something to do with just how interconnected all finical institutions have become so when the big boys fail they take a lot out on their way down.

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Shiny new UK.gov stats website a 'disaster' - MPs

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Unhappy

Simples

Why not every website that is built for the government should have its creators company name stamped at the bottom of every page. That way these crap producing, overpriced (you have to be to get a gov contract) companies can fold like they should.

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Sleepy North Yorkshire village is first to get gov-subsidised BT fibre

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FAIL

At least thats a valid target

BT/Openreach are also being subsidised to do Cambridge, which already has 100mbits Virgin fibre.

So basically the Tax man is subbing BTs roll out to complete in a Virgin cable area rather then putting it in another area which doesn't get either, like all of the surrounding area and towns.

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