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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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Labour vows: We'll pause one-dole-to-rule-them-all for drastic fix-up if elected in 2015

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Re: Reality

Pensions / NHS / Housing Benefit are the only ones that matter.

Rent control (Like even America has) could do more in terms of saving money than anything else they could do but they are stupid about it.

(Everything else is a drop in the ocean compared to those three).

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Sony CEO forced to shush shareholder heckling at fiery AGM

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Re: Sony=Phoney

The PS4 is cheap and nasty. (So is the last revision of the PS3 - The one before was quite good). It is more than an AMD PC in the same form factor but with Double the CPU Clock / Twice as many Streams in the GPU / SSD / Double the RAM.

Xperia's have rubbish software. (And manufacturing defects Sony refuses to fix that anybody else would have in the same situation - They also lie about software updates(If you promise to do something you should do it period)).

They don't play well well with others (Everything is proprietary).

The one interesting thing they were doing they axed. (It was a modern TV that wasn't a downgrade from a CRT in the ways all of other LCD/Plasma's are).

I liked SDDS but there was never a home version.

The TV's they use that awful glossy coating that only looks good with no light whatsoever in the room.

(Add to it the rootkit thing / removing OtherOS (And in doing so getting hacked immediately which was a great thing)).

Sony is basically a Western company now.

(Panasonic at least for their decent stuff isn't which is why all my stuff is from them and it is always perfect).

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Hate phone games that make you buy in-app gumble? Congrats, you're a niche player

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Re: Another tax on the stupid...

All the money comes from what they term as whales. (It is a pitifully small percentage).

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Re: Lack of options?

Think the greenmangaming trade in thing only works with their capsule client. (And seen as they have disabled my account before and couldn't explain what they had done or fix it then there is no way I trust that).

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'Cortana-gate' ruins Satya Nadella's Microsoft honeymoon

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Re: Loyalty my ass

Getting into a new market is important to them so for a while that will translate to being good for the customer. (If they ever get a decent share it will stop).

If Xbox starts to drop seriously low then it will become good for the customer again.

The best stuff for the user always comes from Microsoft when they are trying to compete.

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Re: As a non-Journo, Non-hipster WP owner...

With stuff like that I think it would end up working best when more people are using it.

(Never been one to care what other people have unless it is a direct negative influence on myself).

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Waiting gamer slams no-show show: E3 – was that it?

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Re: NOT TRUE AT ALL! First year launch blues

Nobody ever got used to the Cell chip or used it properly the whole time.

The problem is the hardware in these new consoles is so cheap and nasty.

If it isn't 60fps and ideally 1080p it is not worth playing.

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Splash! Three times as much water as ALL of Earth's oceans found TRAPPED underground

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Its one of those things that should be left well alone.

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LEAKED: Redmond not allowed to sell 'Nokia' smartphones after 2015

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I have a Lumia 800 and what I like about it is nothing is running until I start it specifically. Which means the battery lasts for at least 3 days between charges. The browser strips annoying adverts by default for whatever reason.

(Compare this to my Android tablet where there is no way to stop a Google Play Services update which basically kills the battery. Anything greater than 3.2 is totally broken).

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Amazon Prime Music opens – but where's the streaming music?

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Warner is part of the problem as well.

At least for that Lego Movie situation. They were going to sell the Blu-ray at 25$ then they changed their mind and put it to $40. Leaving Amazon to take the hit. (Which I presume they will).

If you say you are going to do something you should do it (Doesn't matter how big or small you are company or individual).

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FIGHT! Intel disputes ARM's claims of Android superiority

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I hope intel make a mobile SoC using their best technology soon.

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Has Google gone too far? Indie labels say it's crunch time for The New Economy

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Re: "Indie Labels"

If it is owned by one of the big 3 record companies it is not indie. (They have supposedly indie labels that they own and operate somewhat separately but the definition is to do with ownership).

(I thought there was 5 but seems there no longer is).

Major labels since 2012 (Big Three)

Universal Music Group (part of EMI's recorded music division absorbed into UMG)

Sony Music Entertainment (EMI Music Publishing absorbed into Sony/ATV Music Publishing)

Warner Music Group (EMI's Parlophone and EMI/Virgin Classics labels absorbed into WMG on 1 July 2013)[2]

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Fed-up bloke takes email spammers to court – and WINS PILE of CASH

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Re: voluntarily ???

I use a variant of that but stones or soil (And I basically never get any junk mail any more).

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Re: Self regulation

Or Jimmy Saville in charge of Broadmoor ?

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Samsung's 'OS of Everything' Tizen still has little to offer

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RE: Smitty

I am at the point where I would rather given the choice of an ecosystem controlled by somebody I am not too bothered as long as that somebody is not Google.

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Re: Its the Apps Stupid!

They paid quite a bit of money to get enlightenment DR17 finished. Dunno what parts of it they are using for Tizen but it is a different thing entirely to anything Google or Apple have or will ever do.

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The enemy of my enemy is my, well, temporary ally: Apple and Microsoft in pact against Google

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Re: Noboby uses Bing for a good reason

Bing Maps is good at least with the ordinance survey maps turned on. (Best data there is for the UK).

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Feds hunt 30-year-old alleged to be lord of Gameover botnet

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Re: lock him in

If he is in Russia he is not getting extradited period.

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Apple: We'll tailor Swift to be a fast new programming language

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What about just straight C ?

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Microsoft's NEW OS now runs on HALF of ALL desktop PCs

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Do they not still count all the downgraded to Windows 7 ones as Windows 8.1 sales ? (Using the downgrade rights).

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Watch: Kids slam Apple as 'BORING, the whole thing is BORING'

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I think Hipsters are generally the rudest people in the UK. (I am white so I don't get the racist ones being bad to me so perhaps they are worse).

As a group they seem to lack any basic manners.

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Apple wheels out sueball cannon, again

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Jury ?

Am I reading it right that the jury has decided on the damages ?

How can anybody who would end up actually left on the jury make any reasonable decision whatsoever on that. (Unless the judge just says this is what it should be and they follow along but in that case why doesn't the judge just decide it).

Just seems an incredibly stupid system.

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MIPS maneuvers for world+dog adoption with open source foundation

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Did SGI not pretty much show everybody what to do in order to use MIPS in the Datacentre ? (Then the market chose arm which was much less suitable)

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Creepy Facebook urges users to pester friends about their SEX LIVES

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Re: Two sides

I think I would rather have the other type of icebreaker put into my skull via the back than have any involvement with that.

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