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New Facebook phone app allows you to stalk your mates

davidp231

Re: Opt-out

And you need to be lucky with the Infinite Improbability Drive in order to reach the right menu option.

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Nokia halts sales of Lumia 2520 Win RT tablet over zap-happy charger

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Sounds like they were built by BOFH Industries.

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BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*

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Coffee/keyboard

Yup..

"Like Vista and Windows 8," the PFY says.

"OR, You could make the upgrade so appalling that when you gave their old crap back to them and they'd think THAT was an upgrade!" I say.

"Like Vista and Windows 8," the PFY repeats.

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Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare

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Re: Damned if you do

The app store issue affected, from what I gather, all users - including those still on WP8. Most likely cause being everybody downloading WP8.1 and it updating everyone's apps from the store at the same time. It just fell over.

Store came back up sometime late last night I think - working fine today too.

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Back off, Siri! Microsoft debuts Halo beauty Cortana

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Re: Queeg 500

Six.

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davidp231
Pint

Re: Queeg 500

"Well - it has a 6 in it."

And it's not 6000.

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David Cameron defends BT's taxpayer-funded broadband 'monopoly': It's a 'success story'

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Yet there are still many places where carrier pigeons are still faster at transferring data.

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Chinese company counters pollution by importing fresh air

davidp231

Re: China = SpaceBalls?

"12345"

That's the stupidest combination I've heard in my life! Only an idiot would use that combination.

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Artists install Monty Python silly walk signs in Norwegian town

davidp231

Re: Beware what you wish for!

"Why am I suddenly feeling nostalgic about TISWAS and The Dying Fly?"

Because it was on channel 5 on saturday night (and sunday on their +24 channel)?

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Brit game devs WILL get tax relief for, er, EastEnders Game and Legend of Slough

davidp231

Re: Eastenders Game

"Get me to Manchester"

And star in Coronation Street. Who either end up going abroad or to London...

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As WinXP death looms, Microsoft releases its operating system SOURCE CODE for free

davidp231

Re: @ Vladimir Plouzhnikov (was: Xtree.....)

"To be fair, over-the-top Windows (what is plural of windows - windowses? :-) ) "

Win-die?

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davidp231

Re: Trend?

I think it was DOS 3.3 where you could have a hard disk as big as you like (to a point), but your partitions couldn't be larger than 32MB. DOS 4 removed that restriction and 5 (I think) brought in support for up to 504MB until DOS 6 let you play with 2GB partitions, if you didn't mind having 32K clusters and your BIOS supported said size, or you were stuck with only being able to use a quarter of your disk.

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davidp231

Re: – a trend it finally broke with the sixth version of the operating system.

It's also a major contradiction lol... Vista was NT6.0 and we all know how good that was...

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EE...K: Why can't I uninstall carrier's sticky 'Free Games' app?

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Carrier pigeon

Faster than .gov's minimum broadband speed in some parts of the country.

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davidp231

Reminds me of the last Orange branded Android phone I had - it had an Orange Maps app, Orange Games and I think Orange Store - all needless, useless and unable to be removed without arsing about. Left space for about 3 user installable apps - less if you installed Facebook, which (at the time, as far as I know), doesn't let you move it to the SD card.

Ended up flogging it after I unlocked it, which is when I switched to WP8 and have never looked back.

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BOFH: On the PFY's Scottish estate, no one can hear you scream...

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Pint

Best way to start a Friday.

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Bad luck, n00bs: Mozilla to splurge ADS inside empty Firefox tiles

davidp231

Re: All I want to know is...

I think it will, since Iceweasel is built on Firefox code, but without the branding. To all intents and purposes, it's Firefox with different logos.

But no doubt somebody will do a newer version that doesn't have this "feature".

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Elite Systems pulls ZX Spectrum games after deluge of 'unpaid royalties' complaints

davidp231

Re: What's really missing here is a BBC film crew.

Playmobil film crew would be better.

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Facebook app now reads your smartphone's text messages? THE TRUTH

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Mushroom

How long...

...before the app starts showing you adverts based on the content of your SMS messages? Yet another reason I'm glad I jumped ship to WP8 - I don't even need a facebook app.

Nuke - simply because they're cool.

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Candy Crush King went 'too far' when it candy crushed my app – dev

davidp231

Re: Upside

Streisand Effect, anyone?

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Lifesize, driveable AIR-POWERED LEGO CAR hits the road

davidp231

Re: Surely...

"I'm told the Railway engine version was very distinctive sound. Very powerful too."

See also: Paxman Valenta.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paxman_Valenta

http://youtu.be/8q2o7QUzY6k?t=4s

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It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources

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Windows 8.2

Surely it should be Windows 8.11?

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BOFH: One flew over the PFY's nest

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Pint

That's how you start a Friday off.

Happy BOFH day!

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Internet Explorer 11 for Win7 bods: Soz, no HTML5 fun for you

davidp231

Re: Oh Microsoft

I use FTP (from the command prompt) in Windows to download a real browser... much more satisfying.

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Samsung touching up ROUNDED, CURVY plastic enhanced MODEL

davidp231

Re: Been there, done that.

Good old Nokia 8110.

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MPs blocked from ogling 'web smut' 300,000 times – WHILE IN PARLIAMENT

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Or maybe..

They spent too long on the daily fail website and it picked up the right hand column.

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Give us a break: Next Android version to be called 'KitKat'

davidp231

Re: I used to like KitKats

Herschey stuff is in Asda most likely because Wal-mart own Asda and can stock them with American goodies.

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Python regurgitates Dropbox secrets to boffins

davidp231

Re: Leaving n-factor authentication aside for a moment...

You could even add a couple of extra commands that will keep the copying running in the background after logging out of the console. Something to do with "nohup" or something like that I think... it's one of the BOFH stories.

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Microsoft to fund Blake's 7 return as Xbox Live exclusive

davidp231

Re: Nooooooo

"I spent hours trying to get my BBC micro to make the same noise. There's probably an app for that now."

Should write to them.. I mean they used a Beeb for most of the sound effects and graphics for series in that time. Dr Who being a prime example.

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Japan's unwanted IT workers dumped in 'forcing-out rooms'

davidp231

Re: Wow they are lucky

It's not a nice thing to happen. I experienced it myself a few years ago and it wasn't pleasant... suddenly my best was no longer good enough after 12 months so they started moving the goalposts, telling me I had to improve or go bye-byes. How does one improve when they keep raising their so called standards?

The fun things that can happen when your team leader and then line manager decide to leave for no real reason and HR take over running your department...

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Microsoft SkyDrive, Outlook stricken by cloud outage

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Trollface

Oxymoron...

Microsoft Works.

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

davidp231

Re: Optional... for now

And add the fact Jellybean users *will* be getting adverts in Google Maps too. Poor sods.

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davidp231
Stop

"Unsubscribing"

That's the worst thing anyone can do with spam. It just confirms the address is active and automatically gives the ok to send more.

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Carriage return pixies invading?

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Pint

Re: If you run an ad blocker, you're gonna have a bad time, OK?

Have made the necessary changes and it looks like everything's working properly now.

Virtual beer for your patience in dealing with my self created mistake.

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davidp231

Entirely possible that's the cause - I've recently done a rebuild and dangerously neglected to add El Reg to the whitelist. I was curious because I saw the same problem in IE, which has no such feature installed. Checking today it appears to be working normally there.

How odd - anyway it appears problem solved, so the CR pixies can live for another day...

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Carriage return pixies invading?

Has anybody else noticed that articles seem to have an unnecessary carriage return in them? I've checked random articles, including one from last year and the problem is there as well. It's not an author issue, and it's not a browser issue. Te only pattern I can see is that it appears to be the 3rd paragraph in every case. Have the CR pixies invaded?

The only other explaination I can think of is articles seem to be running through a BOFH/PFY style service that would easily do this kind of thing by default, to wind up management/beancounters.

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Facebook to get IN YOUR FACE with video ads

davidp231
Mushroom

only a flash..

A flash that is result of a 50 megaton nuclear explosion per chance? That should do it...

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Murdoch machinations mean Microsoft must rename SkyDrive

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ClippyDrive

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davidp231
FAIL

So does this mean...

Sky will pester the MoD to rename Skynet to something else, in case people confuse it with Sky TV?

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Child porn hidden in legit hacked websites: 100s redirected to sick images

davidp231
Meh

Re: no legal porn

So... would that make the Venus Demilo statue the world's first paraplegic porn?

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Who's who: 12th Doctor has been chosen, will meet you on Sunday night

davidp231

Re: Me!

Welease, Bwian!

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davidp231

Re: I hope he has breasts

They're not breasts! They're Dalek bumps...

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Apple snaffles low-power wireless firm Passif Semiconductor

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Mushroom

How long...

...would it be until somebody misinterprets the "charging by microwaves" part and consequently nuke their iFondle-device in a popular meal cooking device?

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LinkedIn snaps shut OAuth login token snaffling vulnerability

davidp231

Look behind you! A three-headed monkey!

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Mozilla ponders blinkers for your browser

davidp231

Re: I was ready to complain

Don't forget to add reality TV itself to your list.

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BOFH: Don't be afraid - we won't hurt your delicate, flimsy inkjet printer

davidp231
Pint

It's Friday!

Happy BOFH day to all!

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WAR ON PORN: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters

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Stop

"Maybe the UK needs to make sex illegal.

Or, better yet, introduce some kind of tax! (The UK LOVES taxes!)

Every time you bonk, £15 towards the governments anti-porn filter."

Sssshhhhh! DOn't give them ideas! You don't know who's reading.....

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davidp231
FAIL

Re: The ISPs have rewired everything

"That is called IPv6 -- every device has it's own unique address."

Separate address yes, but it still goes through the same router, so no, they don't have a separate connection to the internet, unless they happen to be sat on different wifi stations, or running off mobile data.

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davidp231

Re: The ISPs have rewired everything

"Or is intentionally spouting lies and bullshit."

That's part of the day job of a politician isn't it?

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