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* Posts by Irongut

1151 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012

Tick-tock, Jock: Dock schlock for mock-stock in ad-hoc shop squawk

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CeX will

Make no money for 3 days because no one in Glasgow is stupid enough to own Bitcoins.

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Where are your rich friends? Facebook's Zuck sued for NOT BEING SOCIAL ENOUGH

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secure his privacy

So Zuck wants privacy but all his little Facebook bitches can't have any.

What a surprise.

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Ex-Sony, Pearson chiefs tipped to oversee BBC. So that's all good, then

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And now for something radical

Here's a thought... If you want some reform why not get someone who isn't a Lord, Sir, Dame or Baroness to do the job? Then they might actually understand things like independence, accountability and not giving all the jobs to their cronies.

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Google: Mmm. Tab-free Gmail desktop client? We won't DENY it

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Desktop version?

Wtf is the desktop version of Gmail? They have a webmail version and several mobile clients as well but no desktop app afaik.

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Mozilla axes HATED Firefox-ad-tab plan ... but will try again

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Re: Obviously, it's time...

The new tab page doesn't show the last 10 pages you visited. It shows 9 pages for a start. These are made up of the pages you visit most frequently, pages you've pinned to the new tab page and doesn't include any you have told it to remove from the page. And if you have to squint to see what they are you need to see an optician, one who specialises in coke bottle lenses, coz you have serious sight problems.

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Re: How about fixing the UI to one that works?

A Firefox update has never broken a plugin, that interface was set back in the early Netscape Navigator days and has barely changed since. They used to break extensions on a regular basis but I can't remember the last time one of my dozen or so extensions didn't already work with the latest version.

I can't comment on screen reader issues and agree they should leave the UI alone but with the theme I use I haven't seen any of the UI changes in recent versions. I don't like the Chrome UI so my Firefox still looks like Firefox, main menu and everything.

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Winklevoss twins eye up NASDAQ: Publicly traded Bitcoin fund... what could go wrong?

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Re: Oh, dear me...

Isn't that something you use to clean windows? (the glass kind not the MS kind)

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Winkelvoss

Sounds like something you use to polish your private parts!

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Britain'll look like rural Albania without fracking – House of Lords report

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We really don't need shale gas, or to import as much gas as we do. There is still billions of boe in the North Sea and most of it even has the required infrastructure nearby.

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Brit chap weaves silver bullet for wireless health scare bollocks

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Does it help with

maggots in your scrotum?

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Ancient Fear of, er, a CHEESE-TASTIC title?

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ARM targets enterprise with 32-core, 1.6TB/sec bandwidth beastie

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You name it, we generally build it

Except you don't. You license the designs to other companies who customise them and then build it.

Nice to see a company fellow understands the business he works for.

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Tesco to tout its own smartphone – now THAT'S an unexpected item in the bagging area

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Far too creepy Tesco

This is the reason I refuse to use supermarket club cards. If you use them they know everything you buy from Tesco, use their bank and they know what else you spend your money on, use their mobile network and they know who you call, and now they'll know everything about you thanks to the spyware in their phone.

Are we sure they aren't a subsidiary of NSAGCHQ Inc?

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Please work for nothing, Mr Dabbs. What can you lose?

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Re: I could not agree more .....

Only £300 a half day? I have a £150 call out charge and then its £300 per hour!

(unless it's someone who I'm happy to help for free, not many of those)

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Re: What excites me? ( Larhten)

+1 mate, payday it is.

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Larry Ellison looks out from his island paradise and thinks: I wanna buy the LA Clippers

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Re: Cos its not a real sport...

Ya got it right there Mr AC.

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Titsup UK Border IT causes CHAOS at air and seaports in Blighty

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There may have been chaos at the borders

But, it was nothing compared to the failure of grammar in this article.

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Go ahead and un-install .Net, but you'll CRIPPLE Windows Server 2012

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In other news water is wet, the sky is blue and if you remove enough system libraries from Linux / OSX / Unix / BeOS / other OS of choice it will become unstable too.

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Firefox, is that you? Version 29 looks rather like a certain shiny rival

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Sigh

If I wanted Chrome I would use Chrome, I have it installed alongside FF for Chromecasting sites that don't have apps and testing web sites. But I really don't like the Chrome interface. Give me a main menu, tabs, location/search boxes and a navigation toolbar so I can actually get some work done without having to spend time figuring out how.

While I'm complaining about browser UI make the refresh button bigger, it is far too small to use.

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And! For! Yahoo!'s next! trick! ... Making! two! new! TV! comedies!

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Re: I should stay in more.

You should have heard of Curb Your Enthusiasm starring Larry David, definitely not a youth thing and it was shown on both sides of the pond. I'm not saying it was actually funny but you should have heard of it.

The rest? Who knows...

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Why two-player games > online gaming: See your pal's shock as you bag a last-second victory

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An article about the best 2 player games without a mention of Speedball 2 is no article at all.

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Awkward? Elop now answers to ex-junior Nadella as Microsoft closes Nokia buyout

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Re: If I was an engineer at Nokia

You're over 3 years too late with your suggestion; see Jolla.

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LulzSec's Sabu hacked foreign gov sites while under FBI control – NYT

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Re: So what?

The inference is that the FBI wanted to hack Iran, etc but didn't want to get caught so they enticed some civilians to do it for them. If Sabu hadn't suggested a list of targets that are all on Uncle Sam's naughty list then it wouldn't look so bad.

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UK.gov chucks £28m at F1 tech for buses and diggers plan

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Re: Cue the bus fans complaining... (Psyx)

So you're saying Bernie Ecclestone isn't a real F1 fan?

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Och aye! It's the Loch Ness Monster – but only Apple fanbois can see it

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Next ye'll be tellin' us ye don't believe that haggis have one leg shorter than the other.

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Whaddaya mean, NO REFUND? But I paid in Bitcoins! Oh I see...

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Sounds like the kind of presentation where the organisers glare at me a lot for laughing very loudly at the presenters.

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Sleuths find nosy NORKS drones on the Chinternet

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Re: The 1950s want their values back

Dude there is this thing called humour, if you don't know what it is might I suggest you read some other website.

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Reg man builds smart home rig, gains SUPREME CONTROL of DOMAIN – Pics

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Re: ..and soon will do heating control too!

What a great idea - a completely insecure protocol controlling my gas boiler. I don't think.

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Re: Do what with an unauthenticated protocol

My first thought was using his house to play Tetris.

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Zebra grazes Motorola Solutions' enterprise business for $US3.45bn

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Good news for Zebra and their partners. I used to be a Zebra Authorised Service Engineer, they build some of the toughest, most reliable kit you can buy. Pricey but well worth it.

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Tom Ridge: Private sector lagging in cybersecurity

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"Among the most glaring holes, says Ridge, remains the gap that exists between government agencies and the private sector in regards to sharing data."

Ah now I get it, the NSA were just slurping all our data in order to tell us how to better protect ourselves online. They're the good guys after all.

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Akamai scoffs humble pie: Heartbleed defence crumbles, new SSL keys for customers

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Could be worse

Better than GIS software maker ESRI. They have issued a statement saying:

"ArcGIS Online – No customer action is required as mitigations have been applied to all service endpoints and certificates are being re-issued across the platform as a precautionary measure."

So they claim to have patched their servers but by 16/04 they still haven't replaced certificates and they are telling customers they don't need to do anything when a password change will be required. The mind boggles at the incompetence of such a large company with so many government and military customers.

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Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS

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Re: Philip Lewis

My friends have been dropping dead since I was 18. What difference would being over 50 make?

This health monitoring crap is a fad unless you're a professional sports person. I don't need it on my phone and frankly don't want it if it increases the price.

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SpaceX Falcon tests HOVERCRAFT tech – despite ISS outage

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Re: Soft landing on the ocean

The legs add mass and if they are not fitted exactly symmetrically they may throw off the centre of mass. There may also be aerodynamic considerations. Having them fitted will make the test more useful.

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Google-funded boffins figure out age-busting facial prediction system

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I notice none of the sample images show a person with facial hair. How do they propose to tell from a photo of fresh faced 3 year old me that from age 19ish I would have a full beard?

Hair styles look roughly similar also, apart from predicting some receding of the hair line. How would they cope with a person who suddenly decides to shave their head or who grows their hair long?

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Amazon stuffs games into Fire TV box: Soz, rivals... WE don't need to make cash on hardware

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"predicting the content that a user is most likely to watch and pre-caching"

Such a bad idea. Amazon can't manage to recommend books I actually want to buy, what makes them think their recommendations will be any better for films / TV programmes? If it downloads things you haven't asked for then some people will hit their broadband caps and others may hit fair usage limits without knowing why. Personally I don't want anything that could use large amounts of bandwidth just downloading when it feels like it - what if I am trying to watch a stream on a different device or playing an online game at the time!

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Samsung's thumb-achingly ENORMO Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

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Re: But does it have to so ugly and chaotic?

I assume you are referring to the shots of the home screen, which will be only as ugly and chaotic as the user prefers.

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Rumour: Next Apple iThing to feature 65-inch screen. Four-limb multitouch, anyone?

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Most of what you describe sounds like a TV with a Chromecast dongle plugged into it.

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Technology is murdering customer service - legally

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If you pay peanuts...

you get monkeys.

I have no problems getting an engineer from my ISP on the phone in minutes, through to a person at my bank after entering my details and pressing one key, etc. My secret? I don't pick the cheapest possible option for everything.

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I QUIT: Mozilla's anti-gay-marriage Brendan Eich leaps out of door

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This is a bad day for Mozilla and the web

Brendan Eich is a very clever guy and one of the people who has shaped the web since its early days. His personal opinions on non-related matters have nothing to do with his fitness as a programmer or CEO.

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Dimwit hackers use security camera DVRs as SUPER-SLOW Bitcoin-mining rig

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Re: Using someone else's hardware and electricity?

Except you won't make anything at all. Bitcoin mining is basically a race to find the next coin. If you use shit hardware then the guys using fast hardware (ASICs) will always find the next coin before you do so you will make nothing at all.

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BT befriends Google's lonely TV dongle – and saves YouView

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Clearly you haven't used Chromecast. Best 30 quid I've ever spent.

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Angry Birds developers downplay fresh data leak claims

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Ad networks use a unique id plus your age and gender to target ads to you.

Wow, who knew?

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HTC One M8: Reg man takes spin in Alfa Romeo of smartphone world

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Re: Double-tap to wake

Why doesn't my Samsung have double tap to wake? Because it doesn't need it. Just press the home button on the front to wake the screen and check time, etc. Single press, no fiddling required. Aren't physical buttons great!

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Re: IR

The Galaxy S4 has an IR remote for most tellies too. If you have Chromecast it's very useful because you can change the Chromecast program and the main TV volume on the same device and not have to hunt for the remote.

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That's it, we're all really OLD: Google's Gmail is 10 ALREADY

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number of Gmail subscribers ranges between 289 million and 425 million

How many hundred million of those are people who bought an Android phone, need a Gmail account to use it and have never used it for email?

I use my Android required Gmail account for contacting one person and only read it on my phone so I never see the adverts. All my other email goes through my other work or personal accounts. I refuse to put anything else through a system that scans everything I read/write.

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OkCupid falls out of love with 'anti-gay' Firefox, tells people to see other browsers

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Land of the free?

So much for that. Don't they have a constitution that is supposed to protect his free speech? Or is it just free speech that agrees with a certain part of the population that is protected?

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Raised £350bn in crowdsourced funding? Tell me about it (not)

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Re: FruitExpert Launches Free* Online course in lemon see-sawing!

Dear FruitExpert please sign me up for your course in Full Metal Jacketing. I have no major malfunction!

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Say WHAT? ATVOD claims 44k Brit primary school kids look at smut online each month

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So where is the age verification on Freeview channels like Babestation? UK children can see women and gay men wobbling their arses and taking their tops off free on national television. How is that right but internet porn is wrong?

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First pics: Comet-chaser Rosetta hurtles towards icy prey, camera in hand

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The point is to see what happens to the comet as it approaches the Sun and then moves away again. Parking it in Earth orbit would not achieve that.

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