* Posts by Dire Criti¢

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Cameron pledges public access to list of who REALLY owns firms

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Re: as an aside...

There's already an app for that. It's called "Buycott".

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May threatens ban on 'hate-inciting' radicals, even if they don't promote violence

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FAIL

Re: Won't be able to post hate comments

Didn't Cameron, Osbourne and IDS incite hatred and divisiveness towards the poor, sick and disabled?

That'll be the Tories banned then I hope.

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Mosaic turns 20: Let's fire up the old girl, show her the web today

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Cello

Having tried Mosaic v1.0 I have to admit to preferring Cello (circa '92), its default pale lemon background was much easier on the eye than the grey of Mosaic.

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Ofcom to UK: Really - you're using the same password for everything?

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Headmaster

Isn't that what LastPass is for?

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Four Apple execs among US top five best-paid in 2012

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How much...

...is enough?

It's a shame these people don't have the intelligence to be able to answer a simple question.

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Apple alert as half China's fanbois consider switch to Galaxy S4

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Re: Sammie knows how to advertise. Secretely hinting to Apple FB's:

"The grass is greener..."

That would be the OLED screen then?

Damn, those Samsungs have hideously garish screens...especially the greens!

Disclaimer: Comment is expressed by an HTC fanbois.

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Amazon: We cut prices to scare ourselves into innovation

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Great.

Now let's just hope they decide that paying their taxes and their staff more than minimum wage is just as good an idea!

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Rackspace sues 'the most notorious patent troll in America'

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Re: A Very Good Thing Indeed.

although he might also believe in killing all the lawyers - most people in the music industry do

Please don't confuse "music industry" with musicians. The latter are every much ripped off by the former as any receiver of a patent troll's 'letter'.

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Judge: Facebook must see Timelines Inc in court over trademark

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Re: Timeline is a generic term

Just because it is generic doesn't mean it can't be trademarked, e.g. Windows, Apple etc. You appear to be confusing "trademark" with copyright or patent.

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Second International Cat Video Festival coming to Oakland CA

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It's what the Interwebs are for...

...a never-ending series of pussy films.

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Chinese game addict MURDERS girlfriend after she leaves him

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Paris Hilton

Damn..

...I'm so glad that I'm a sex addict!

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US bill prohibits state use of tech linked to Chinese government

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FAIL

USA, Land of the Slightly Free...

...and very, very paranoid!

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Dongle smut Twitstorm claims second scalp

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Re: Idiocy

There are far too many people in this world with fuck-all sense of humour.

To quote Ricky Gervais "Just because you're offended doesn't mean you are right!"

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Apple's marketing honcho Schiller attacks Android, Samsung

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Paris Hilton

Re: Android's problems

"Better than being in a colon I suppose...."

Whilst having a a 'semi' on?

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Happy birthday, LP: Can you believe it's only 65?

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Virgin pops its cherry!

"This stereo record cannot be played on old tin boxes no matter what they are fitted with. If you are in possession of such equipment please hand it into the nearest police station."

I still love this album...and its subsequent variations!

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Playboy fined £100k by Blighty watchdog for FLASHING SMUT at kids

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FAIL

When the hell...

...are these fucktards going to realise that porn isn't harmful... lack of sexual education is.

Block what kids want and they just keep on going to find it. That's what kids do. So give it to 'em and let them get bored with it (like I am) as it's no longer 'forbidden fruit'.

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Vibrator guru on pleasure tech: 'Of all the places you'd want a quality UI....'

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WTF?

Have you seen the rpice of the bloody thing though?

£105 ($150US)

If I'm going to spend a fortune on her then it's going to have to be a Sybian!!

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Nuisance calls DOUBLE, Ofcom vows to hunt down offenders

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It would help if my caller id showed the international number calling me instead of just showing as "INTERNATIONAL" on my Panasonic phones. As I have an American girlfriend (whose phone always shows my number when I call her) I have no option but to answer the phone when said international appears on the phone.

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HMRC hops back into bed with Microsoft, finds purse £10m lighter

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FAIL

Seems somewhat hypocritical

Given MS's recent newsworthiness regarding paying bugger all taxes to the British purse.

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Twin brothers nabbed for scrap over sex with 'shared' girlfriend

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Gimp

Have they never...

...heard of 3-somes?

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Minicam movie pirate gets record-breaking five years in prison

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It just amazes me...

... just how much public money is used to pay for the punishment and discovery of copyright infringers when Hollywood is so proficient at the creative accounting that denies billions of dollars to the public purse by way of overt (and unbelievable) tax avoidance.

Who would believe that Lord of the Rings did not make any profit.

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Eric Schmidt heading on mystery mission to North Korea

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I don't suppose that it could just be because...

...he wants an unusual holiday?

I can highly recommend Hedonism III if N. Korea fails to thrill.

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After Sandy Hook, Senator calls for violent video game probe

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Holmes

Re: More retarded nonsense. And CIA under Barack Hussein Obama orders behind it!

Duh! The cash paid to the likes of pawn shops etc? Where the guns that are stolen from idiots are fenced?

You must be one of those idiots from one of the "cold dead hands" states who labour under the myth that having a gun means you are protected and safe.

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Facepalm

Re: Re:

In the rest of the rational world it's very easy to blame guns as there simply wasn't any other way of placing standard amounts of lead into innocent 6-year-old bodies.

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Facepalm

Re: More retarded nonsense. And CIA under Barack Hussein Obama orders behind it!

Don't talk bollocks... most guns in the hands of criminals were originally bought legally then stolen from the idiots who bought them in the first place!

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I would have thought that...

...more imaginary weapons than real ones would have had more of a desired affect, not less.

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Japanese firm lifts lid on Android-controlled toilet

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So now one can...

...catch a virus from a toilet seat!

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ICANN'T believe it's not Apple: Vatican wins domain-handout lottery

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Devil

Re: Bah!

Surely the vatican should get .virgin ?

Or maybe perhaps .altarboy?

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The 30-year-old prank that became the first computer virus

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Headmaster

Re: Geeks have macs too

Just one of many syntax errors and typos in the article. :(

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Parliament: Snoop Charter plan 'too sweeping', 'misleading', 'suspicious'

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FAIL

Looks like...

...there's going to be much more use made of VPNs and TOR even if it is re-drafted.

What is it with Home Secretaries and draconian measures? Are they all paranoid or is it just the civil servants who work for them?

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Apple: 27-inch iMac won't ship until next year

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FAIL

Re: I wouldn't buy a Ford or a BMW

You have just proven that you have never USED a Mac.

Ding, wrong answer. I have three Macs, all of which were given to me. All three (Intel iMac, G5, G4) run Debian Linux (the iMac dual boots with Snow Leopard)

I could go on, but I know for a fact that you have not tried to use an OSX machine of late or you would not have posted the above - the way it looks is a benefit, but for many not the deciding factor.

A fact? You don't know me at all, let alone what is in my office.

The truth is though that you cannot do anything on a Mac that can't be achieved on a Windows or Linux box. The only difference is that you pay far more to do it on a Mac.

By the way, if you're so NOT worried about what other people think, why did you spend the money on an Audi? VW, or even Skoda make good enough cars. Buying an Audi is the equivalent of buying a Mac instead of a PC, so you're a tad inconsistent there..

Not inconsistent at all. Cars are nothing like computers. For a start they don't share the same parts (by 3rd party manufacturers) and in my experience Audis are far more reliable than BMWs, they do indeed look better (IMV) but are similarly priced. And by coincidence my ageing 323 just went to the scrapyard along with my vow to never, ever buy another BMW. For me it's either Merc or Audi from now on.

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FAIL

I wouldn't buy a Ford or a BMW

...I'd buy an Audi.

As for what the computer looks like, well who's dumb enough to give a shit? When I use a computer I'm looking at a rectangular screen. I don't concern myself what the box under the desk looks like, it's only there to contain the components.

And seriously? Does it really matter whether the edge is 5mm or 10mm? Does it affect what the computer does. It only affects how the bloody thing looks like from the side. If you wish to look at the side of your computer to feel complete then please go ahead and waste your money... it is yours after all. Though personally I think you could do far more useful things with it.

Apple's are computers for people who worry about what other people think. It seems they rarely concern themselves with what the computers actually do.

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T-Mobile USA inks deal with Apple, will offer iPhone in 2013

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Oh you poor T-Mobile USA users.

I bet you thought you'd been saved from the evil Apple corporation!

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'Build us a Death Star, President Obama' demand thousands

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All they need to do to fund it is...

...remove all tax breaks for religious organisations.

There's trillions right there!

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Start the clock! Public sector web MUST be disabled-friendly by 2015

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Trollface

Does this mean...

...that I get a ramp to access my desk?

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EU, US launch biggest ever global fight against online child sex abuse

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Childcatcher

Now that Osama's dead (yeah, right!)

Is "Hunt the Paedo" now the new "War on <insert subject here>"?

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Taliban official's email blunder leaks 400+ contacts

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Re: "Oh my good how did this get there I'm not good with computers"

Conclusion: The United States has never done anything right

Data: Terrorist screws up batch email

There, fixed it for you!

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Should Microsoft merge Office into Windows - or snap it off?

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FAIL

From our correspondent over in Springfield...

Worst. Idea. Ever.

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Saucy MINX in a THONG makes GoDaddy's hy-PHWOAR-visors go

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Re: What the internet is about

You're holding it wrong?

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Lawyer sues Microsoft rather than slot an SD card into his Surface

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He got what he paid for...

...he paid for 32 Gb, he got 32 Gb.

Nowhere do the adverts say you can use it all, just that you get it.

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Sex offenders need internet access, judge rules

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Re: @Dire Criti¢ and wowfood...

I always considered myself to be a liberal, yet unlike you I'm not blinded by my liberalism. I totally understand what Human Rights are, and what they mean. So much so that I value what has been taken away from the victim. Unlike you of course.

People like you are so taken up with the offender's rights that you fail to protect the victim's (and prospective victim's).

And no I don't save it for people I don't "like", it's just a coincidence that I've never met a convicted paedo who I haven't disliked. I met a murderer once, I didn't like him either. But then again I saw the results of his crime too.

I shall now leave you to your protected middle-England, liberal Shangri-La.

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Re: @Dire Criti¢ and wowfood...

No, I believe that people who piss on other's human rights get their own pissed on. Very simple, even for people called Graham to understand.

And by-the-by I've never read the Daily Mail in my life.

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Headmaster

Even a child understands...

...what a smack on the back of the hand means.

It's a proportional thing.

Someone kills and/or diddles a kid then they give up their right to breath.

You steal from someone then you give up your right to own possessions.

You rape someone you give up the right to bear testicles.

You run a national bank into the ground then you give up the right to ever have any money.

Easy peasy.

Proportion is the name of the game.

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My own personal belief, which I think should be a de facto standard of course, is that should someone commit a crime which infringes on another's civil liberties/human rights then the criminal automatically gives up their own civil liberties/human rights. Black and white, no ifs or buts.

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FAIL

Because...

...using a web browser (with non-deletable history) is of course the only way to access the 'net's underbelly?

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Sorority girls gone WILD: '1 to 3' casual sex 'hookups' every MONTH

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Paris Hilton

Is that all?

I just knew that teenagers were getting boring these days!

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Apple bans 'memory' games from iOS App Store

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Fuck 'em!

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Humans becoming steadily STUPIDER, says brainiac boffin

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Headmaster

It's simple...

...you can't fix stupid!

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App designed for safe sending of naughty selfies is rife with risks

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Just a bit of perspective.

A naked picture of a 12+ child is not automatically pornographic, it's just a pic of a naked child, which, courtesy of the kneejerk reactionists, has been corrupted into being changed from the beautiful creation of nature that it is into something crude and debasing.

However, the subsequent use to which the picture is put is what can change its original purpose to one of pornographic.

And of course, the necessary point needs to be made because of said kneejerk reactionists, I only find women above forty to be sexually appealing in case anyone deems the above comments to be pro-child porn.

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What a clockup! Apple's Swiss clock knock-off clocks up $21m fine

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WTF?

Do I have deja vu...

...or was this reported on the BBC website weeks ago?

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