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1078 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012

It's official: The iPhone 5S bling-mobe IS chavvy. OR, Burberry isn't

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Crap clothes + crap cameras = crap photos

Interesting that they would rather have amateurs with a crappy phone camera snap their new range rather than a professional with a DSLR.

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Huawei CTO insists: 'We are not a threat to UK and US national security'

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Obviously

The US + UK government's real problems with Huawei kit is that it doesn't include the NSA backdoors that Cisco kit does. You're probably more secure with Huawei than any American brand.

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For PITY'S SAKE, DON'T BUY an iPHONE 5S, begs FSF

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Re: Blah blah blah -@AC 14:24

Storing a fingerprint inside the chip sounds like a Stephen Fry explanation to me so no I don't trust it.

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Boris Johnson floats idea of 'London visa' to attract tech talent

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"When did getting good grades in rote-memorising chunks of dead-language stuff provide good credentials for saying anything about technology?"

I'm guessing you've never heard of Stephen Fry?

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Penguins, prepare to get SPACED OUT: Ubuntu 13.10's Mir has docked

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Faster development? Actually no

"The same code means faster development, which is a huge win on its own,"

Except Ubuntu are the only ones using Mir so only their devs will be working on it. Most other distros are going with Wayland so there will be more devs working on it. So Mir actually means SLOWER development.

How many pints did Shuttleworth buy the author?

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Finns, roamers, Nokia: So long, and thanks for all the phones

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Good design?

I've never understood why people say Nokia designed great phones. My first and last Nokia was a 6110. The UI was awful and when I needed a new phone the replacement models were worse - they used the same UI with more and more options tacked on to the end. I preferred Ericsson, Motorola and more recently Samsung.

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Smartwatch craze is all just ONE OFF THE WRIST

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Re: I remember watches ( Charles 9)

"the big room might mean you lose your signal, so the phone won't help"

What piece of shit phone do you own that won't work at all unless it has a signal? Every phone I have ever owned since the late 90s has shown the time whether it could get a signal or not. Some of the earlier ones wouldn't do much without a SIM but these days you can do everything except make calls.

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Universal Credit CRUNCHED: Dole handouts IT system to be rebuilt

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Re: Jess--

Acording to DWP rules now and DSS rules 20 years ago that dole office person should have reported you as working while claiming. You should have had your benefits stopped and been forced to repay the benefits you had claimed since you started the business. Leaving you with no money to live on or run your business. By not doing so they broke the law and became an acomplice to your benefit fraud.

In my experience with dole offices most of their staff would have followed the letter of the law and reported you even though you were trying to get yourself off benefits.

Saying "just defraud the system because I got away with it" is not the right attitude either.

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Verizon, Experian and pals bag £25m to inspect Brits' identities for UK gov

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So what are they going to do when I refuse to identify myself to Experian? I have no desire to sell my soul to them or any of their pals.

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Microsoft buys Nokia's mobile business

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Re: Oh, great! (AC 06:22)

You seem to be poorly informed. Samsung and HTC already pay MS patent royalties for Android.

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Punter strikes back at cold callers - by charging THEM to call HIM

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Why bother?

If a call comes up as a blocked number, out of area or international I don't answer it. Since the landline is cordless I don't even need to get up to check it. I'm happy for cold callers to speak to my answerphone and delete the message the next time I walk past to make a cuppa.

I have never had a cold call or SMS spam on my mobile ever. But then I only give that number to family & friends.

I don't remember the last time I spoke to someone in a call centre that I hadn't called myself.

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ISPs scramble to explain mouse-sniffing tool

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Lets all go to the Sky website and move our mices to make the shape of a large penis. :p

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Star Wars revival secret: This isn't the celluloid you're looking for

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Re: How's this for analogue...

You do know that Jabba was in the original version of what at the time was called Star Wars? If you had seen it at the cinema in '77 that scene was there, but with a fat bloke rather than the slug we learned Jabba to be in ROTJ. In '78 they added the subtitle Episode 4 A New Hope and iirc Jabba was still there (I was only 5 at the time but I swear I saw that scene) but he was removed later because Lucas had decided on a new look for him.

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NASA: Full details on our manned ASTEROID SNATCH mission

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Happy

Looks like NASA play Kerbal Space Program. their version has beetter graphics than mine tho.

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Ten top new games for phones ’n’ slabs

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@The Indomitable Gall

IT professionals have been known to use proper grammar and would never leave an important word like "is" out of a sentence.

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Ubuntu Edge Linux mobe: 'Made you look,' crows Shuttleworth

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Slight problem

"Garnered media attention across CNBC, Engadget, The Independent, TechCrunch, the BBC, T3, Stuff, The Verge, The Guardian, Wired, Pandodaily, Fast Company, Forbes, The Telegraph and more."

Who will all slate the Ubuntu phone if it arrives next year because it doesn't do this hybrid thing that they are all now expecting.

Shuttleworth and Canonical jumped the shark a few years ago. Ubuntu is in a steady decline and I don't think they have the ability to stop it.

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UK micro pioneer Chris Shelton: The mind behind the Nascom 1

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Back in the 70s and early 80s Intel was not the powerhouse you know today. Zilog and Motorola processors were more popular and common than Intel. Like MS, Intel owes a lot of it's current position to IBM.

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Fiendish fake Flash plugin squirts grumble-flick ads into kiddies' websites

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A Safari extension that is also compatible with Firefox and Chrome but not Internet Explorer? So that would be a Netscape Plugin then, just like Flash itself.

It would be nice if the writers at least knew something about the internet, browsers and how they work.

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'But we like 1 Direction!' Rock gods The Who fend off teen Twitter hate mob

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15M+ PISSED GIRLS AT YOUR DOOR

Pete Townshend would probably like that.

Where's the book Pete?

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Starwing: Nintendo, Argonaut's Brit boffinry and the Super FX chip

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Re: "First real 3D?"

Yup by 1993 this kind of 3D was old hat to us Speccy & Commodore gamers.

Driller was released in 1987. It was pre-dated by Starstrike 2, released in 1986 and directly copied by StarFox 7 years later.

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Does Gmail's tarted-up tab makeover bust anti-spam laws?

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Re: Optional... for now

What planet are you on? I have Jelly Bean and do not have a search box on any of my home screens. Maps does have a search box but I don't find it intrusive and they have to put it somewhere.

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Re: This is the second time I've read about these ad/e-mails

Not only have I not seen these ads but I don't even have the tab.

Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums? Nah all I see is Primary and Updates. Why would I want the others? I'm even considering getting rid of the Updates tab but occasionally I find an interesting app from the the Play emails.

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PEAK Apple: Cupertino's hopes died with Steve Jobs, says Larry Ellison

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Re: Maybe not

Nobody saw it before he did? LOL

Ever seen PalmOS? Big icons, arranged in a grid and only one application open at a time. That grand vision you trumpeted was thought of years before.

Jobs was nothing but a copy cat and a great salesman.

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Shadowrun Returns and Killzone: Mercenary ... old titles, new takes

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"Don’t expect the variety and freedom... SR sets out with a story to tell and never really allows for significant divergence. In fact, in that way, it feels much more like a typical dungeon master-led tabletop game"

If your DM led you down a restrictive path and didn't allow you any freedom or divergence they were a poor DM. I used to run games where the players were free to explore an area in any way or order they saw fit, the events of the story would happen wherever and whenever necessary. And, they were free to find their own solutions to the problems I put in front of them. In one game that included starting a forest fire that consumed most of a continent just to kill a nest of beasties. An event which seemed humorous overkill at the time but which led to huge political repercussions in future stories.

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PayPal's fizzog-based payments app rubbished over reliability worries

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Re: Credit cards?

I have been known to use my partner's debit card occasionally. Usually just to get cash out of the hole in the wall but I have used it in shops as well. Despite my beard and the obviously female name on the card no shop assistant has challenged me yet.

If they can't even be bothered to check that sex of the name on the card and the person in front of them are the same there is no way they can be relied on for any other kind of check.

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REVEALED: Simple 'open sesame' to unlock your HOME by radiowave

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Re: It's all academic anyhow.

A burglar would have trouble getting into my home with a brick. I think they would struggle to throw it through the second storey windows and even if one did break it would require a very long set of ladders and draw a lot of attention from my neighbours.

Even more difficult would have been when I lived on the 20th floor.

So a burglar can't always get in using a brick, no matter how determined they are.

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Waiting for a Windows Phone update? Let's talk again next year

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Re: Nokia Lumia 620 ...

I'm sure any smartphone released in 2013 will compare favourably to one released in 2010.

Try comparing that Nokia to a Galaxy S4.

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

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch: Cloak lifted on secret details

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You've never heard of Windows Smartphone 2003 then? There were smartphones long before Apple invented the dumb smartphone and convinced everyone it was the second coming.

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Shack in flat-pack bric-a-brac lack flap? Whack on this 3D flat-pack app

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overlaying jobs onto the landscape

There's an AR app that shows you what a scene would look like if Steve Jobs were there? The fanboys must love it!

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Bloke in shed starts own DAB radio station - with Ofcom's blessing

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Re: Pedant alert!

I was thinking that myself. I couldn't see anything with three segments in the pic but I did see a nice three element Yagi.

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Limbaugh: If you hate Apple then you're a lefty blog-o-twat hipster

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Re: Disproportionate BMWs

Audi drivers aren't plonkers, they're cocks. The title was officially passed from BMW drivers to Audi drivers a few years ago. Also their cars have sparkly eye liner.

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Mobe networks hacked phones to fix SIM hijack flaw, says bug-finder

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Or everyone in the rest of the world where we don't use decades old tech to secure things like our mobile account or NFC.

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Re: javacard?

No it's a Sun product from around the time when EVERYTHING was going to run Java, even your toaster.

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They don't recognise us as HUMAN: Disability groups want CAPTCHAs killed

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Proud to be non-human!

CAPTCHAs don't recognise me as a human either but I don't have much problem with that when I look at the dregs of humanity that surround me. A better solution is required but email verification links are not the answer, writing a bot to monitor the email address and follow any links is trivial.

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Carmack blows 'crazy money' on hibernating Armadillo

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Re: How 'bout...

I really liked Rage. The engine does have a few issues, but it was new and v1.0 always has bugs. With decent hardware to run it on it looked great. The game itself was a bit linear but it was fun and I liked their take on post apocalyptic.

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Roses are #f00, violets are #00f. This witty code is a boffinry breakthrough

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Re: No wonder they are not funny

Well they are from Edinburgh, you can't really expect them to be funny.

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Hackers induce 'CATASTROPHIC FAILURE' in mock oil well

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Re: Which

And that is exactly how it works in a real oil well.

You can create a mock anything and prove how easy it is to attack, the question is how easy is it to attack the real deal. Having attended a number of energy industry security conferences in the UK I can tell you that they use separate networks for the industrial control systems and corporate networks. Firms that design rigs even have multiple computers on an engineers's desk - one for email, web, etc and another for doing the actual design work where everything is encrypted and there is no transfer of data between the two.

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Gmail, Outlook.com and e-voting 'pwned' on stage in crypto-dodge hack

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Don't connect to wifi networks you don't know. Don't use a shared computer. Lock your work computer when leaving your desk. All of these should be standard procedure anyway.

These attacks seem pretty minor to me (apart from the e-voting case), the attacker needs physical access to the network and computer. If a hacker has physical access to your computer you're screwed anyway.

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Apple FINGERED our personal packages every day, claim shop staff

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Re: Don't drag the bag

When I worked at HP searches were random. So yeah some days it might take 10 minutes to get out of the building but 90% of the time it took longer to walk across the car park.

All the nicked stuff was going out on a van anyway.

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Microsoft Surface sales numbers revealed as SHOCKINGLY HIDEOUS

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Re: The purpose of Surface

Crazy anonymous fanboy. You don't seem to realise that RT is a cut down Windows 8. Try running ANY Windows software on it - you can't. Whereas Android tablets can run most if not all Android software and iPad can run most if not all IOS software.

So which one is the cut down version?

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UK the 'number 1 target' of online gangsters in 25 countries - e-crime report

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Keith Vaz

I'm increasingly radicalised every time he opens his mouth. Mr Fawkes had the right idea.

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Typical! Google's wonder-dongle is a solution looking for a problem

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Personally I have a media centre next to the TV and consume quite a lot of video content online. But, I still intend to get a Chromecast dongle when they are available in the UK.

Why? Well sometimes I might not want to turn on the media centre and find the mouse and remote, I'd like to see what Chromecast is like and as a developer I'm interested in checking out the SDK. My reasons are not those of a typical consumer but then the typical consumer does not have a media centre, Raspberry PI and three other computers in their living room so Chromecast could be a cheap alternative for them.

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Re: Selective pricing quotes?

The Sky dongle also requires contributing to Murdoch which for many would be too high a cost even if the dongle was free.

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Microsoft introduces warning on child abuse image searches

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Re: Pointless....

If you follow that idea to its logical conclusion you realise we shouldn't allow politicians to draft any laws about anything ever.

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Banknote campaigner's Twitter rape threats ordeal: Bloke, 21, cuffed

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Re: Re Anonymous Coward While I don't by any means endorse the rape stuff...

"When the feminists have won everything they (we) need to win we'll all be better off."

And there is the problem. They aren't trying to win everything they need to win. They are trying to win everything.

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Re: Get rid of images of people (jonathanb)

A world without Jane Austin? Oh what a utopia!

We wouldn't have all those hours of identical TV dramatisations of her terrible books. Maybe the TV people could do someone else's books, anyone else's books! (just not Dickens or Shakespeare, they do them too much already)

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Kids LIE about age on Facebook, gasps Brit ad watchdog

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Call Big Dave!

Social media is corrupting our children and must be blocked, by default, at a network level. Anyone wanting access to social media must contact their ISP, MP, local Police chief and Bishop by post and have their name added to the Facebook pervert's register!

IT'S FOR THE FREAKING CHILDREN!!!

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Australia threatens Adobe, Apple, with geo-blocking ban

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Re: Grey importing??

The BBC is different because we pay for it and you don't you upside down freetard! Pay the UK license fee and I'm happy for you to stream all the Eastenders you like.

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