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* Posts by Irongut

922 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012

'Liberator': Proof that you CAN'T make a working gun in a 3D printer

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Pens should be banned

You can kill people with them and everyone can afford a pen.

Also scissors, cutlery, stones, bats / rackets / clubs of all kinds. In fact ban everything because you can figure out a way to kill someone with almost anything.

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NEW ITV Player app IS HERE ... for Samsung fandroids only. Ha ha

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Re: ITV?

Apparently they even made a profit last year. God knows how.

I watch ITV chennels for an hour a night for 2 weeks of the year - the IoM TT coverage on ITV4. There is nothing else worth watching on any of their channels.

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In space, no one can hear your laptop Blue Screen

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Re: A fine effort in general, but. just for the avoidance of confusion

I don't think she meant caused the Challenger disaster I think she meant lost as in they don't fly them any more.

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Google's Schmidt calls for 'DELETE from INTERWEBS' button

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Schmidt

For someone who is chief executive of probably the world's biggest internet company it's incredible how little he understands said internet.

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Movie review: Star Trek Into Darkness

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Re: Pegged out...

Didn't you hear his god awful accent in the previous movie? He did the worst Scottish accent I've heard since Mental Gibson. His wife is Glaswegian. I hope she took the piss out of him mercilessly for it.

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Born in 1973

"Orci, Kurtzman and Lindoff were all born in 1973... repeats in the early 1980s... Star Trek: The Motion Picture... kids who’d grown up on Star Wars... on one side the folk who preferred the more cerebral sci-fi of the five-year mission; on the other, those who just wanted more space battles."

I was born in 1973. I saw the original series before TMP and I saw TMP in the cinema. Aged 6 I think, and a huge SW fan, I preferred the series. I found TMP slow, boring and pretentious. I was much happier a few years later with Wrath of Khan, even though it did scare the crap out of me with the brain eating bugs and made me cry when they killed Spock. Wrath of Khan is still the best ST film imo and still evokes the same emotions in me all these years later.

So don't assume anyone born in 1973 saw the ST films first or that we prefer them to the series.

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Star Trek: The original computer game

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Spectrum

I wrote a Spectrum version in BASIC using a custom font for sprites. I had the numbered commands but incorporated the named quadrants and animations for the torps and phasers. I also included 3 dificulty modes that changed the size of the galaxy. I gave it away to everyone at school, in some cases as a swap for a copy of another game.

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Forget choice: 50% of firms will demand you BYOD by 2017

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"What happens if you buy a device for an employee and they leave the job a month later?"

Then you give it to their replacement as has happened everywhere for years. Duh

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UK.gov's love affair with ID cards: Curse or farce?

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Re: I find these whole debate a Joke !

I've had plenty of jobs and never once have I been asked to show ID. If a prospective employer asked for ID then I would turn down their offer.

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Pirates scoff at games dev sim's in-game piracy lesson

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Fake?

I read their blog post yesterday and the whole thing looks like an advert covered in link bait to me. A day after a game was released by a new, independant studio that no one has heard of before there were 214 legal players and 3k pirates? If they hadn't released it on torrent themselves a cracked version would not have been available and there would have been no pirates and probably less legal players as well.

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Ten ancestors of the netbook

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Apple eMate 300

Wow what an ugly piece of crap that was.

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Move space junk with laser shots

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Re: What happens when a pigeon flies through the beam of a 10kW laser?

More importantly, if laser pointers are so dangerous to air traffic what happens when a plane flies through a 10kW laser?

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Canadian TV station wails: NFC bonking... it's not SAFE

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"you'd need a suspicious bulge to house the NFC reader"

Because my Galaxy S3 is sooo suspicious and bulgey. Who would notice the guy behind them at the ATM using his mobile? Just pretend you're using it to talk or text and no one would be suspicious. You probably don't even need to take it out of a pocket depending on how you write the card snaffling software.

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If you spend THIS much on cloud, perhaps you need a rethink

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Re: $10k is not a bad number

"They experience the outages, the bad performance, the poor support, you name it."

They are using the wrong cloud. I haven't had any of those experiences with Rackspace or Office365.

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New Google Play terms ban non-store app updates

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Re: Simpsons Tapped Out comes to mind....

I thought of the Simpsons game and several others too but note the exact wording - "may not modify, replace or update its own APK binary code". The Simpson's game has had a number of updates through Play as well as within the app itself recently. I'm guessing that the in game updates are data only, like new buildings and characters. Any actually new functions, like whacking snakes, have come with the updates through Play.

There is a limit on the size of an Andoid app install, 50Mb IIRC. So any app that needs a large amount of data, like a map or some games, downloads it on first run.

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CURSE you, EINSTEIN! Humanity still chained in relativistic PRISON

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Re: Stupid question

Only if your rod was poking a spherical cow.

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The Forever War

Great book. All fans of SciFi or war fiction should read it.

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Master Beats: Why doesn't audio quality matter these days?

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Sennheiser

Even their cheapest pairs are better than anything from Beats.

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Avoid nasty plugins with this extension, says Google

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New Tricks?

"new trick is a chat feature baked into Google Drive that allows users to click on a file to initiate a chat with anyone else viewing it at the time"

Docs has had a chat feature for years.

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Cameron: Get those saucy websites off Blighty's public Wi-Fi

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Where's the book Pete? Still no sign of it.

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Securing the Internet of Things - or how light bulbs can spy on you

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No

If this data goes through my boradband connection then security will not be an issue because I will not connect it. I don't want some useless data from the fridge stealing bandwidth from my online gaming, watching films, etc.

If a secondary connection is provided specifically for this purpose then I'll just disconnect it anyway because it's none of their business what devices I have turned on in my home. If they make it a legal requirement to have it connected then it'll just suffer some unfortunate but seemingly accidental issues.

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Blogger, activist pals answer Anons' CISPA website blackout call

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"a number of UK.gov websites - including the ICO - that use Google Analytics from Google's own servers"

Not on any computer I use they don't.

Say NO to Google Analytics, install Ghostery in your browser!

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iPhone too heavy? Volkswagen brings out motorised ride-on dock

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Granny Smasher awarded!

you have killed 50 grannys

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BadNews, fandroids: MILLIONS of Google Play downloads riddled with malware

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What kind of idiot

What kind of idiot installs an update for an app via an advert in another app rather than through the standard update mechanism in the app store?

Oh yeah the users I have to support probably.

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DDOS strikes BitCoin exchange Mt.Gox

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Re: Is it really a DDOS?

You underestimate the global amount of stupid, the world's most renewable resource.

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Ex-LulzSec bloke to spend a YEAR in the cooler for Sony hack

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Lulz

Who's laughing now bitch!

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Game designer spills beans on chubby-fancying chap with his stolen Mac

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Moron

Hacking

Invasion of Privacy

Copyright Infringement

Threatening Public Officials

That's a nice series of offenses this guy is building up. All because "he woke up on Oxford Street... to find his Macbook Pro had gone, along with his credit cards". So he got so wasted he passed out in the street while carrying an expensive laptop? How does he know he didn't give it away while he was out of his face?

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Malwarebytes declares Windows 'malicious', nukes 1,000s of PCs

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Re: This is not rocket science...!

Wow in future they're going to do basic testing. Wtf where they doing before?

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Are biofuels Europe's sh*ttiest idea ever?

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Re: to answer the headline question

So it's better to cause more people in the world to starve and increase any climate change caused by burning fuels in order to make industry think about not using oil? That's some very stupid logic right there. Are you a Grenpeace member?

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Hands up who wants 3D finger-controlled fridges? That's the spirit

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Your fridge has buttons that you need to operate? Mine has a door, it opens and closes, and that's the nearest I get to "operating" it. It deoes also have a temerature dial inside but once set there is no need to change it.

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Oracle slaps critical patch on insecure Java

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Re: Stop the FUD

"Java still has probably the best database drivers of any programming language"

Bull. Delphi has the best database drivers and has done since before James Gosling even concieved Java.

I had to enable my Java plugin for something yesterday. I disabled it straight after but I will need it again in a few weeks. Whilst I no longer need Java in the browser at home there are still tools that require it at work. I no longer install Java on people's home machines, except my own where I need it for programming.

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Firefox 'death sentence' threat to TeliaSonera over gov spy claims

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Re: The UK government?

"I tend to use Chrome more as FF doesn't handle SSL certificates in the most trustworthy way - Mozilla might have suffered 'Market Capture' and a very tight/protected/extensionified Chrome is safer to use?"

What do you mean by that loaded statement? Like most of your post provided without any explanation or evidence. Since you seem to be worried about your security why do you think a browser that is monitoring you for an ad agency is more secure?

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Microsoft brings back Windows watch after Apple seeks 'flexible' bod

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Re: Surely at least the Third time?

And Palm OS based watches were available before that.

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Still pitching to CIOs? You're living in the PAST

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If IT aren't involved in the decision then the cost shouldn't come out of IT's budget. Let office managers who want iPads pay for them and any apps required out of their own budget.

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Google asks Blighty to slave over its Maps for FREE

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Re: UK already has an open map

OpenStreetMap? You mean the place Apple got the data for their oh so accurate maps?

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Vinyl sales reach 15 year high, Blighty becomes No. 3 music buyer

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Re: So

Downvoted for liking Amanda Fricken Palmer!

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The ten SEXIEST computers of ALL TIME

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Why isn't the Cray #1?

The Cray is way sexier than a laptop that happens to be slimmer & shinier than other laptops but otherwise looks identical to every laptop ever produced.

Any why is the NeXT cube there at all? It's just a cube ffs and not a very attractive one at that.

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Operators look on in horror as Facebook takes mobe users Home

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applies a branded veneer... It's a good idea

No it bloody well isn't.

No one likes the branded veneers from Vodafone, Orange, et al and the idea of FB doing the same thing is just so incredibly scary it makes Skynet look like a bad dream.

There are already more than enough non removable apps added to the average Android phone by operators and manuafacturers, another one from FB is the last thing we need. The reports on FB Home say that phone will launch with it pre-installed. If Samsung do this and it is not removable then my S3 is the last phone my family and I will buy from them.

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Norkoshop: How Pyongyang well and truly forked Adobe

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Ye gods who gave Lester nukes?!? I knew LOHAN was coming along niceley but...

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Scottish SF master Iain M Banks reveals he has less than a year to live

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Re: Miracle?

There is no cure for cancer. Cancer is the universe's way of telling us we got too good at medicine, diet, etc and are living too long.

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‘Unstoppable WEEE Tsunami’ staunched by PPP plan

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Re: Two (sorry three, sorry four, five) main villains

The minimum requirements for Vista, 7 and 8 are the same. But don't let the facts get in the way of your anti-MS rant.

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How the iPad ruined the lives of IT architects

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My iPad is more robust than most of the appliances in my kitchen

I doubt that. Most, if not all, of the appliances in my kitchen will still work after I deliver a swift kick from my size 9 boots. How well will your iPad fare? I'm available if you want to find out experimentally.

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Spotting a Big Data faker as you set up Big Data for someone

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Re: whats big?

Don't try going for a job in big data coz you have no idea what it is.

As always, Google can enlighten you.

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Blighty's revolutionary Cold War teashop computer - and Nigella Lawson

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"Starbucks, which sweats to ensure its coffee-like beverages taste exactly the same in Leicester Square, London, as Union Square, San Francisco."

You mean Starbucks actually work to make coffee that tastes that bad?!? They should give up now.

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Wealthy London NIMBYs grit teeth, welcome 'ugly' fibre cabinets

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At least they're getting fibre

WHEN WILL BT STOP PUTTING BACK THE DATE OF INSTALLING FIBRE IN MOST PARTS OF GLASGOW!!!!!!

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Furious Stephen Fry blasts 'evil' Reg and 'TW*T' Orlowski

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Aww is Stephens medication not workiing today?

He should stick to topics that he actually understands. So that would be greek, latin and perhaps comedy.

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Re: Let's call it a draw...

I've met him as well, actually I worked with him on Blackadder, and he is indeed a very decent sort of fellow. That doesn't stop me screaming at the TV when he talks about anything to do with science or technology though.

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Next from Microsoft: 'Blue', the Windows 8 they hope you don't hate

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When will they learn that I don't want to spend hours rearranging / resizing tiles? I have work / games / etc to do. It's one of the main reasons I dislike TIFKAM. I want an unobtrusive system that automatically arranges itself into alphabetical order like, oh I don't know, the start menu in Win7!

As for the advanced feature that allows you to have two whole windows on the screen at once!!! Wow how did they think of that. I currently have 4 windows open on one screen and 3 on another in Win7. Multiple windows are part of my workflow. Hell even my phone can do two windows at once!

Making Win8 even more like WinPho is not the way to fix it.

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The UK Energy Crisis in 3 simple awareness-raising pictures

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"now that North Sea production is ramping down"

What gives you that idea? There are still billions of boe of gas available in the southern North Sea gas basin with new fields coming online all the time.

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