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Bendgate backlash: Apple claims warped iPhone 6 Plus damage is 'extremely rare'

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ahead of the curve

they might well be just around the corner. well, the other half of it might be

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Yahoo! dumps! thing! that! made! it! Yahoo! and! told! to! bed! AOL!

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yahoo + aol

at least all the web retards would be in one place. then we could seal it off from the outside and *blip* - they're gone!

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BlackBerry slowly pulls out of power dive into toilet

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Re: 10 million iPhone 6s sold and counting...

yeah, thats right, in the same way that matsui probably sold more hifi units than say nad, but lets not kid oursleves, which one was better?

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Re: 10 million iPhone 6s sold and counting...

look, screw apple - who cares? they will make a tonne of money regardless. theres loads of twats out there. at least bb are doing something interesting - i looked at the new square one and thought, well, thats stupid. but actually...im kind of intrigued. same way i was when the samsung note came out. what? its how big? well actually....that looks good....so i got one. ITS NOW my favourite phone ever (note 2) - i Havent had the opportunity to upgrade to the 3 but im due one now - and now the 4 is coming out...but, that swipeable keyboard, a return to actual buttons on a keyboard (i had the nokia n900 and thought that was genius...turned to shit as nokia dropped it soon after releasing it - that could have been a seriously good piece of kit...flip out keyboard, touch screen, really fast, but absolutely no support in the end).

ive never owned a bb, in fact i dont like them, never have, that one that had the screen that you could push as if it was a button (i mean for fucks sake!) pain in the arse to configure, doesnt work with hosted exchange until recently, still a pain in the arse with exchange, maybe thats changed, i dont know...if it hasnt, then im steering clear (exchange is it, i dont do anything else. it "just works" tm)

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just trying to get a blackberry to connect to your exchange service can be more than tricky...

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FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW'

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do we really believe this?

the nsa couldnt decrypt encrypted data from an iphone? i simply dont beleive it. smoke and mirrors...he may as well have said "terrorists/criminals/drug dealers...please move all your data to apple kit because we cant crack it...honest"

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Apple iPhone 6: Looking good, slim. AW... your battery died

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listen to me phone manufacturers

i dont care if my galaxy note 2 (or insert your favorite phablet here) is a bit thicker... its already huge. make it a bit thicker. this will do several things:

1) enable you to put a bigger battery in

2) make it less prone to snapping or being damaged

3) make it easier to hold.

thanks

although, to be fair, the note 2 goes all day with everything on and constant usage...

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SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD – courting speed freaks and gamers

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ssd's

ive used many diferent types. im a system builder (among other things).

havent used anything other than samsung 840 pro's for a year or so now.

the ocz, sandisk and corsair drives i tried had a huge failure rate, and yes its the "bbbllrt...dead" failure type. the ocz's were the worst, about 50 % died within 3 months. luckily i only used about 6 of these before it became apparent. the samsungs i think ive only had 1 failure so far and ive probably built close to a 100 pc's with them in the last year or so.

just installed the first 850 pro in a new build...blimey its fast. the 850's are also now cheaper than the 840 pro's. rapid mode also works on the 850's, it really is awesome.

i hope the sandisks are more relaible now than they were a year or so ago, but i wont be going back to find out.

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Man, its smartphones are SQUARE. But will BlackBerry make a comeback with them?

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Re: Life imitates Art

wow. that sabre thing is nuts!

did you have to buy and then tessellate two of them to make reading anything viable without going insane?

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Re: Ow!

"a telephonic shuriken!"

no doubt a good RIMing needed to soothe the after effects

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Reg bloke zips through an iPHONE 6 queue from ZERO to 60 SECONDS

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Re: retards

Haha! Sorry that was my yewtree alter ego posting there

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retards

Just fucking retards

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A SCORCHIO fatboy SSD: Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND

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thanks

For pointing out what 25% of 8 is.

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iPhone 6: Advanced features? Pah! Nexus 4 had most of them in 2012

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nearly $1000

stopped reading at that point.

for a phone??

fuck off!

and no, im not jealous or envious, and could easily afford to buy one. (im only putting this in as a pre-emptive strike agaist the "oohh you cant afford one, you are jealous bs that will surely follow)

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Google swallows SMARTSPOON manufacturer Lift Labs

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Re: Internet of toilets

my mate wrote a program (no, not a fucking app) years ago. this is when i was employed by someone else..... you entered your annual salary into it, and pushed "GO" whenever you went to the toilet . then you pushed "STOP" when you got back and it would tell you how much money you made whilst having a shit.

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5 Nigerian gangs dominate Craigslist buyer scams

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dont open that pdf!

that link in the article...anyone game to push it?

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Payment security bods: Nice pay-by-bonk (hint: NO ONE uses it) on iPhone 6, Apple

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Re: Loyalty cards?

wouldnt it be nicer if the supermarkets just put their prices down instead of doing all this coupon nonsense??

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Re: also i could use my tshirt

i didnt want to do penetration testing before because, you know, crims and that, they get taught odd things in prison. i wasnt sure they'd understand the semantic difference between what i was talking about, and what they might be thinking. im keen to keep my anus intact and with the grippage of a 12 year old gymnast.

damn. theres obviously a hole the size of the wound in your head in my security precautions. its nice to know someone did some penetration testing on it...thanks for the heads up!

i'll be using yellow on white from now on - just ordered the new garments.

oddly, the tshirt company insist on me actually entering the details into their website to buy it!

when i called them to say, i dont need to, you have everything you need, they hung up. odd that, but hey, they make great tshirts! apparantly mine is one of the most popular on their site. ahh, they know good taste when they see it dare i say!

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also i could use my tshirt

my special tshirt which has all my card details in 70 point font emblazoned on the front, so if i want to buy something, and im too lazy to get my card out of my pocket, i just stand there and the retailer just enters them into the terminal without me even having to move. its brilliant.

i know what you are thinking.

what about in winter?

well, thats when my jacket, my special jacket, comes in handy.

all bases covered, and absolutely secure.

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Profitless Twitter: We're looking to raise $1.5... yes, billion

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"vague corporate purposes"

would this include buying companies that actually make a profit? then maybe they would make a profit.

or they could buy companies like themselves that dont make a profit, and make more loss, then go back to market and raise more funds.

who invests in this shit? i hope to fsm its not my pension fund

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Smart meters in UK homes will only save folks a lousy £26 a year

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old spinny wheel meters go backwards. digital ones dont.

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Re: actually, what happens is...

just normal im afraid - which is scarier!

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Re: you dont have to have one until 2020 - you can refuse

Thats not correct. They dont measure what goes back to the grid. They assume 25% of what you generate. Also I would loose out as the digital meters dont go backwards when you overproduce. The old ones do

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Re: LED's

yeah, except that a 300watt psu in a pc doesnt run at 300watts, pretty much ever. my quad core and monitor is currently running at 129 watts, even though it has a 550 watt capable psu.

hot water....get panels on the roof (not pv, but hot water panels)

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Re: Sometimes I'm convinced

fair point, but these are for home users. the majority of which arent in all day until 6pm. do you really think that the home users are going to be able to take a benefit from that? and if a significant proportion of them did, the demand curve would change, meaning that the price curve would change. the energy companies arent philanthropists.

also, if you ever had storage heaters,or economy 7...yuo know how shit it is.

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LED's

why dont they just give everyone 20 LED lights each? they are much better than the crap energy saving bulbs, they use 3 or 4 watts instead of 11 or 12 for energy savers (that you cant see anything with) and compared to the 60 or 100 watt tungstens they are amazing. i ordered 150 quids worth off of led hut and changed all my 25w halogens to 3 watt leds.

id be saving a fortune if i didnt now think, well, fuck it, they dont cost anything so i cant be bothered to turn them off....

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Re: So, to sum this up in 25 words or less:

yes, that sounds like it does indeed sum it up. i have no idea what it actually means though, but i like the sound of the word.

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Re: Sometimes I'm convinced

it doesnt make any difference - you still use the electricity you use. you still get billed for it. who needs to know how much they use every minute? what difference does it make?

if you see a light is on, that doesnt need to be, and you cant afford it, turn the fucking thing off!

if you are in the middle of making a cup of tea, and the 3kw is blowing your budget, guess what? dont make a cup of tea!

unless you are deliberately fiddling your supplier, it all comes out in the wash at the end of the month

do you want to be billed every second? if not, every minute? every hour?

lets settle on a reasonable time frame...every month. which they already do. so what difference does it make?

NONE.

except for the cost of the meter, the install, the back end systems to cope with it....

its at best utterly pointless, at worst (well, realistically) it costs more money.

except to people who dont understand that turning something off that doesnt need to be on will save them money. if they dont actually grasp that concept already, whats the point? you may as well send them for re-education at the school for fuckwits

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Re: Had a smart meter for a several of years now

uh, or you could, you know, read your meter and fill in a form online like first utility does.

no meter bunnie. no smart meter.

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actually, what happens is...

these fuckers are busy selling energy to themselves.

so - they set up a company and buy energy at wholesale prices.

then, that company sells energy to, lets say, southern electric.

southern electric then sell it to you at a small amount more. then they can claim that they dont make much money per subscriber (oh, we only make £45 per year per subscriber...such bullshit), but actually make tonnes of cash from the first company. we are all being screwed.

where are the nuclear reactors for fucks sake?

and thats before weve started on all the green wind farm crap. it costs a ridiculous amount of money to run the power lines from the remote places where wind energy generation actually isnt pointless. but they get massively subsidized by the govt. who owns the companies thatr run the wind farms? is it the friends of the fuckers in govt?

go find out. you know its true already.

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here it is

11bn pounds. what a bunch of fucktards.

http://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/problem/do-i-have-to-accept-a-smart-meter

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you dont have to have one until 2020 - you can refuse

i wont have one anyway, becuase, you know, i look at my bills. if somethings on, and it doesnt need to be, guess what, i turn it off. amazing that! because i pay the fucking bill.

youd have to be some kind of total retard not to know this, and if you are, then frankly bollox to you. you have to pay the bill at the end of the day.

more so, if youve got solar panels, you dont want a new smart meter. because they dont go backwards. when my panels overproduce, not only do i get free electricity for what im using, get paid for what i produce (regardless of what i use) and get paid for feeding back to the grid (regardless of what i use), it makes MY OLD STYLE SPINNING METER RUN BACKWARDS. thus undoing electricity ive used before. so i get a quadruple whammy.

ok, obviously im not a green nutter, and i simply looked at the return i was going to make on the £7.5k investment in panels over 25 years (its about 25% per YEAR). you cant get that anywhere for anything, , not government backed. unless they change their minds of course, but, well, whats that going to do to peoples confidence in their other initiatives? they might do it but i doubt it. theres the risk. also, my panels may get damaged, or my invertor might khark it which will cost a bit. but frankly, i could replace the whole lot 4 or 5 times over and still make money

its not what the scheme was designed for, like this stupid smart meter scheme, like a lot of other stupid initiatives, but hey, you take the breaks where you get them. thems the rules. they set them, im doing it. theyve nearly paid for themselves in 3 years. ive got 22 years of 20% - 25% return to go on it.

stupid policy, but hey, its money.

no way in hell am i having a digital or a smart meter because they dont go backwards.

theres a Which article about the right to refuse.

theres loads of other reasons to not have one (lets see, its pointless, will cost a fortune, will be (probably is already) outdated, could be hacked etc etc. just refuse the fucking thing.

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3D scanning made easy: Reg man ponders terrifying Xmas pressie

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chess sets

Bishops always looked a bit phallic anyway, so ...you know

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Vote NOW for LOHAN's arboreal avoidance algorithm acronym

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i'll stop now

Cunning Unit - No Trees!

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im not getting much recently as you can tell

Flightpath

Latitude

Altering

Navigation

Guidance

Equipment

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or

Magnetically

Induced

Navigation

Guidance

Engine

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or

Tree!

Will

Avoid

This

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T - Tree

O - Or

S - Something else

S - Suspicious

E - Evading

R - Radar

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Are you a HOT CELEB? Think your SEXY PICS are safe? Maybe NOT

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i dont understand

why would you cover your nipples in a selfie where you are otherwise almost nude?

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NASA clears zero-G 3D printer for mission to SPAAAAACE

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no shit sherlock

"however, there's always the potential for unknown scenarios that you couldn't possibly think of ahead of time"

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Chumps stump up $1 MEELLLION for watch that doesn't exist

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so no different too...

the stock market then

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Rubbish WPS config sees WiFi router keys popped in seconds

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phil collins

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Boiling point: Tech and the perfect cuppa

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Re: Quick boil - until the EU bans them.

its stupid, i agree, however - its possible that the higher rated ones would save energy - if it boils in say 30 seconds, then you are more likely to stand around and wait for it to boil. with my kettle, i put it on to boil, wander off and do something, forget that ive boiled the kettle, then come back 10 minutes later and reboil it. then i wander off....etc etc

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Software bug caught Galileo sats in landslide, no escape from reality

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Re: Latest satellite status message

Uh no that was the Police. Enjoy Queen though

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Tim Cook in Applerexia fears: New MacBook THINNER THAN EVER

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the objective

is to make iThings so thin that the acid on your fingers is capable of eating through the device in under, say, 6 months.

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Major cyber attack hits Norwegian oil industry

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Re: Nazijonas Snickersmymidget (NSM)

well thats very easy for you to say

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Office space outfit Regus suffers 'UK-wide' network outage

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maybe they use virgin for their dns

also - they (at least used to, several years ago) charge some ridiculous amount of money per desk for internet access, from memory its about £10 per point per month.

i used to just shove a router in the office for those customers. one point, one fee. bargain!

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HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE

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liquid metal sim retractor

what a great boon to the world.

or, you know, use a fucking paperclip. dicks.

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DNS cockup locks Virgin Media customers out of ntlworld.com email

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Re: use the ip address instead of the server name

Look dick head obviously it wont work for incoming mail thats been non delivered. But then if you have an ntlworld account you get what you deserve. At least my advice will help you get what hasnt bounced and allow you to send. Whats your helpful advice? It worked for my customer earlier.

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Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery

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Re: surely just pop the back off and change the battery for a new one.....

oh, i missed that....iphone batteries are warrantied....yeah, thats great. as long as they admit theres a fault....but, oh, wait...

how do you change them? oh ...wait....

look - these are phones. no one gives a shit. its the undeviating "apple is great!" "apple is great!" "they can do no wrong" attitude that is soooo boring. they do wrong, and actually, their kit is DELIBERATELY very difficult to fix or upgrade. same with their laptops. i had to change the hard disk on an imac, i had to take the fucking screen off, the motherboard out, took me about an hour all done. i run a repair shop, i do this all the time. i charge extra for macs, they are just so badly designed for FIXING>

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