* Posts by Guildencrantz

7 posts • joined 9 Feb 2012

'America radicalised me!' cries Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

Guildencrantz

UN Charter

says "[n]o one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks."

Yup - ARBITRARY interference. Arbitrary means, among other things, without justification.

Art 29 (2): "In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society."

General welfare includes averting mass murder.

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Mac fans: You don't need Windows to get ripped off in tech support scams

Guildencrantz

Every newbie silver surfer should be bought a copy of

"Delete This at Your Peril: The Bob Servant Emails"

to show them what a viper's nest the whole online world is before it gets unleashed on them. I did that for my dad when buying him a laptop and it's stood him in good stead.

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Krzanich: NO new Intel 14nm Broadwell chip for YOU, world, until 2014

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Re: re: [no] laptops with Haswell (22nm) processors available to buy

I agree with the OP, Haswell only hit mobile computing in June, and minimally - and the first tablets based on it are barely out yet.

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Ten weird Chinese mobile phones

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Re: Quad SIM mobile

Unfortunately it seems (per the website) to just take GSM SIMs, rather than 3G, so I'd worry it wouldn't be compatible with ANY current UK SIM cards :-(

Still interesting though.

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Samsung targets pockets with latest Galaxy blower

Guildencrantz

Re: WHY?

I think you've accidentally explained "Y":

The specs of this phone match the Galaxy Y - which stands for "Young". Yet da yoot likely want Blackberries, iPhones or the ilk, imho, and yet those who might want such a phone - those migrating from a non-smartphone, are alienated by the marketing. Just a guess.

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Viewsonic risks Apple backlash with Android Phone 4S

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re: Greetings

My sweet sweet child, I would so dearly like to help, and the charitable foundation which my late great-great-uncle began with a bequest of 100,000,000 dollars US, is looking for exactly the kinds of enterprising people such as yourselves whose projects we may support. The only problem is that for tax reasons, the foundation is based in Liechtenstein, and each time we access funds, we are obliged to fly our Swiss lawyer in to authorise funds, and pay the bank an access fee, which amounts to 10% of any amount withdrawn. Therefore in order that we may remit to you the 100,000 dollars US which you need, we ask that you wire us first 10,000 dollars US to Western Union, Belize City branch, for the attention of Esteban Gutierrez.

We look forward to making your glorious project the success it deserves to be.

Yours in peace,

Bishop Ignacio Loyola de Sancha, Holy Primate of the Order of the Sacred Virgin

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New driver-snooping satnav could push down UK insurance premiums

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@ Velv 16:41

What's dangerous, Velv, is telling fast drivers they're not always dangerous. It has the effect of making them even more incautious than they already are - and egging on those thinking of driving that way, who aren't already.

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