* Posts by h3

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FORGET the CLIMATE: FATTIES are a MUCH BIGGER problem - study

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Re: Hail the Fatty Heroes !

There is a chance it won't. Japan doesn't have those problems and has a very high level of smoking.

It is either the fish or the tea. (If it is the tea then China probably won't have the issues).

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Re: I'm three terrorists at least!

Thing is the tax on the tobacco probably pays for the cost of both.

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The Pirate Bay SUNK: It vanishes after Swedish data center raid

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Re: Keepin' em honest

I read somewhere to have almost everything you need streaming 27 services.

I have Prime Video and Netflix (And Spotify Premium).

(And Sky Movies from Virgin which I barely use because it is inconvenient).

I want to pay for HBO Go but they don't want to sell it to me.

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Bloke, 36, in the cooler for leaking ex's topless pics on Facebook

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Thing about stuff like this is what is to stop somebody doing it themselves to get their ex put in jail.

That is why it is better for stuff like this to fall under generic harassment laws.

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Amazon warming up 'cheapo web video' cannon to SINK Netflix

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I have all of these services without ad's (Prime video (To be fair I get it for the physical goods part of it) / Netflix / Spotify Premium).

If any of them starts having ad's I will stop immediately.

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Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned

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It is definitely dodgy. They should have dealt with it whilst he was in the country (They had the opportunity).

Sex by surprise is a stupid concept.

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UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

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Re: Go for it

The Solaris SMF is the best it doesn't really have any downsides. (And you don't have to use it.)

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Re: Go for it

Another part of it is the fact that nobody else is contributing large amounts of manpower to the desktop other than Redhat. When there was SuSE and Sun as well it wasn't so bad.

He is almost single handedly responsible for me being back on Windows. (The fact that Alsa can never get ice1712 correct for more than one -rc of alsa-driver at a time is another part).

Freebsd or OSS4 is perfect for my card.

I have one old Thinkpad that still has Linux but most of it was built from source (No Alsa / Pulseaudio / systemd / avahi - XiG X (r200) / OSS4 / pkg-src).

I have a pretty powerful Netbsd VPS and I just use that.

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AMD pays new CEO $150K LESS than her male predecessor

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Does stuff like that not happen all the time in different industries regardless of gender ? (Like say Football Managers the ones with more experience cost more).

Take for example a team promoting the manager of the reserve team instead of recruiting a celebrity one.

Is that not reasonably the norm.

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Aboard the GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP, there's a Mobe and a Slab and a TELLYBOX

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The Nexus Player is that finally something using the new really good Atom ?

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Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express

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Re: Clara must go

Yep they should have got rid and had that mechanic as the next companion for a bit.

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I've got a new Linux box, how does it work... WOAH, only asking :-/

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Linux is bad for everybody the way it currently is.

Lennard Pottering is the main problem.

The whole UNIX design meant after a bit of learning everything was obvious.

Everything he introduces is totally different to anything else and then forced as a dependency by everyone else. (And breaks everything Redhat has no interest in).

The BSD's and Debian are ok for a server. But all the gui stuff contains so many linux features which end up having to copied by the BSD's (Which had a clean understandable consistent design up until not too long ago).

Solaris 11 (When it was Opensolaris) was good as a desktop but £3000 a year for security updates for a normal user is not practical.

Funnily enough modern versions of Powershell are brilliant / consistent and logical after a small amount of learning. Just like Linux / UNIX used to be

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Slap for SnapChat web app in SNAP mishap: '200,000' snaps sapped

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Re: A question

Do they do anything to stop Virtualbox just recording a video of the whole session ? (Forward usb for webcam or whatever to it).

Or one of those game capture devices.

Nothing they can really do about it.

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Google hauls Java-on-Android spat into US Supreme Court

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Re: Oracle are most definitely evil

Unless this ruling means (AT&T or whoever) decide that they want the same from anybody using C.

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Hey, non-US websites – FBI don't have to show you any stinkin' warrant

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Re: A USA Inc marketing ploy?

The funnier side is the Chinese doing exactly the same as the USA did to Britain a few centuries ago.

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Nvidia's screaming new Maxwell GPUs bring 4K gaming to notebooks

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Re: What ... you mean your notebook doesn't have a 4K screen?

Even that is not that good for normal use. Sucks the premium that 1920x1200 costs. (Or other 16:10).

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Revenge smut bullies who send 'grossly offensive' messages WILL be prosecuted

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It should be seen as an asset. Like other things are when it comes to divorce sold and the proceeds added before the women gets the best deal anyway.

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Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

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Re: Oh please...

Pulseaudio and avahi are garbage as well.

He singlehandedly is the reason I won't have a Linux Desktop any more.

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Apple to unveil new iPads, iMacs and OS X Yosemite on 16 October, claim sources

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Re: I Do Care

Not a Panasonic Toughpad.

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Our Vultures peck at new Doctor Who: Exterminate or, er ... carrion?

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Re: Jenna-Louise

Yeah but I wouldn't notice an outrageously beautiful gorilla or whatever.

Romance shouldn't feature in it at all. (Same way I am not attracted to members of other species).

Coleman was best when she was actually a Dalek.

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Want to see the back of fossil fuels? Calm down, hippies. CAPITALISM has an answer

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Re: Dear reader

Clement Attlee's first term was when most of the best choices by any Prime Minister in recent history were made. (And anyway he was responsible for any of that stuff during the War as well).

Have a look at what he did.

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Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

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Re: testing procedure.

It does if you do it from the option that is in the menu obtained by win key + x (Always does a full shutdown).

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Emma Watson urges UN to back feminism – trolls threaten to leak her 'nude selfies'

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Re: But will it make a difference?

Saville would have probably signed it.

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Lumia rebrand begins: Nokia's new UK web home is Microsoft.com

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It would be really funny if come 2016 Nokia starts releasing Android phones.

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Got your NUDE SELFIES in the cloud? Two-factor auth's your best bet for securing them

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Got your NUDE SELFIES in the cloud? Anybody else wants them? You are stupid.

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Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed

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I don't see why people want games like this.

RPG Elements in any other type of game ruin it completely. (Instead of the player getting better the game just makes it easier.)

Even more so Online. (Everyone should start out the same).

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Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer

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I wonder why ?

I hope it is because of how awful they are to deal with.

(And how it is the company policy to waste as much of the customers time as possible by the way the systems are designed).

Before they do any of the messing around only they seem to need to do they should check the price.

The sales tactics are incredibly obnoxious.

They once refused to sell me something they had advertised on the window for a set price took about half an hour messing about and said the price had changed right at the end. (I just walked out and paid £20 more from Carphone Warehouse about 20m away and spent only 5 mins doing so).

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Bloat-free, unlocked Moto X to be dubbed 'Pure Edition', says report

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Does it mean pure as in software like a Nexus ? (But a decent Motorola Baseband and associated call quality).

My main problem with Android is Google Play Services and its ability to take a device that was perfect and totally screw it up. (Like a machine that had XP when it first came out and worked flawlessly until Microsoft started screwing it up).

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Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched

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Re: "I literally think about him every day."

Jobs never cared about perfection.

He cared about deliberately being incompatible with everything else.

Being quite easy to use. (itunes is hardly logical it is a mess).

I used to think it was just the Windows port of itunes that instead of working properly with parts of Windows that already did better what they wanted they reimplemented loads of stuff (Certainly not perfectly though). Its not that good on a Mac either which really surprised me.

Even its primary function is not perfect. (Compare to Foobar 2000).

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Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? THIS is why

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Re: An example to follow

Problem is that criteria means apps designed to be used with as little timewasting as possible by somebody who has learnt how to use it are not allowed.

But worthless apps that look right and waste enough time in the process are allowed.

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Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search

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I would take the really old one by choice.

(And the old algorithms that seemed to give me what I wanted far more often.)

I want the most useful content not the closest to me or most recent.

The old one with pages from the UK - the age stuff down the side - all white was totally fine by me.

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Britain's housing crisis: What are we going to do about it?

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Re: Economists solving the problems the last one caused

This article is nonsense. Rent Control is the way forward and the only answer.

There is no reason for a house to cost more than the materials used to make it / cost of the land / cost of building it.

(And I say this as someone who will probably get 0.5 million £ due to it that I don't need in the next 20-30 years).

What these people want is a system where if you are born poor you die poor and there is nothing you can do about it which is absolutely wrong.

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Community chest: Storage firms need to pay open-source debts

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Re: Real coding!

ZFS + CIFS/NFSv4 should be good enough. (i.e Nexenta and they do support it).

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Honey, I shrunk the workstation … into a Chromebook

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Does it remind anybody else of Sega's "Blast Processing" ?

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Next moneybags kingpins of tech: Fondleslab game devs

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An ipad with a Horipad (That hopefully should arrive in the next few days for me) should be totally fine. (There is enough paid games that support it that are worth having).

Touch is fine for certain things like Xcom or Ace Attorney.

Advertising is not acceptable. Same with pay to win.

(I would be quite happy to pay £30 for the iOS Tales of Phantasia supporting a controller but just the normal version).

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iPhone owners EARN MORE THAN YOU, says mobile report

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Re: In other news ...

It is more puzzling than that though. Something costing £400 is available to anybody in the UK who wants one. (But yet treated like it is owning a Ferrari.)

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Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media

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Re: @Titus Recognise the voice? @AC

Not true. Look at how the separatists have been portrayed in Ukraine

(Even though to start with they were doing exactly the same stuff as the ones they called freedom fighters did).

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Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media

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This is the same police who covered for Jimmy Saville for all that time. (Including going to his home weekly).

The Met switched from getting bribes from the mob to getting them from News International.

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Rupert Murdoch says Google is worse than the NSA

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RE : dan1980

A worrying amount of those ordinary people seem to buy his papers.

The scousers are the only ones with any integrity in that matter.

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Surfing the web from Android? We KNEW it – sorry, iOS fanbois

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RE: fandom

I just envisage loads of hipsters getting burnt alive on top of Apples mountains of cash. (Like that part of the Dark Knight but a bigger pile of cash obviously so more hipsters can fit).

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Amazon smacks back at Hachette in e-book pricing battle: We're doing it for the readers

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Re: What is Hachette contributing?

Amazon is on my side for the most part. (Almost everyone else is on the side of anybody but the customer which is a breath of fresh air).

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Clock ticking for Surface 3 as Microsoft preps for globo-launch

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Re: I'd love one, but

I will get one if the gen2 is about that price in the near future.

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Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS

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Re: I, personally, am not surprised

Google is awful when it comes to power management. (Putting the stuff from Latitude into Google Play Services has made what was a 4/5 day battery life into about a day and a bit.)

They use the same sort of update mechanisms as malware as well.

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Running the Gauntlet: Atari's classic ... now and then

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Re: N64 variant of "Gauntlet Legends"

The Dreamcast version of that is the good one.

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Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys

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Re: Anon Cluetard Time for an encryption chip

But if the police do it then it is fine. (See the lack of evidence West Yorkshire Police has about Saville).

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Reg reader fires up Pi-powered anti-cat garden sprinkler system

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Lords try shoehorning law against REVENGE SMUT into justice bill

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I thought whoever took the photo had the copyright, If you don't want to risk this don't let people do it in the first place.

The government seems to want everything to be dealt with like a business so this sort of thing is similar to liquidation of assets.

They keep saying they cannot do anything with copyright but they obviously can if they can do stuff like this.

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Study of Brit students finds TXTING doesn't ruin your writing

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I still don't understand why they do it. (With predictive text it is more effort than writing properly). Is it so they spend 1p instead of 2p ?

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Snowden defends mega spy blab: 'Public affairs have to be known by the public'

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Re: "and deserves to live his life freely."

It is strange how the BBC have completely changed their tune from when they first went into East Germany.

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Microsoft gets the hang of funky devices: Xbox magic for enterprise

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Re: Quite.

I have an Android tablet that is impossible to stop Google from breaking. (Via the stuff that used to be in latitude that they added to Google Play Services which they force update all the time). Before Play Services 4 it had a reasonable 5 or so day battery life now its lucky to last one and a half unless I downgrade Play Services before leaving the house.

My Lumia 800 Still works great. (Very pleased to not have stuff I don't want running in the background all the time so I get a decent battery life). Great call quality and a virtual keyboard that works well when drunk.

I did like the Windows 8 mail client when I could use gmail via Activesync with it. (Not so much any more but at least it is not as bad as Google's awful web interface they keep on messing with. I did used to think it was fine). Activesync does just work.

The Windows (Once called Metro) Ecosystem is rubbish though. (Unless it includes VDI and RemoteFX).

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