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Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec

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an excuse to write the word dick (phillip k)

maybe if hp did a scanner darkly we would be getting there

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Xen says its security policies might be buggier than its software

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but surely

their servers have failover? so why cant you patch one, reboot and meanwhile the others pick up the load? the do the next one...etc...etc...etc

unless of course they dont really have redundancy or failover....

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OnePlus One cut-price Android phone on sale to all... for 1 HOUR

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how fucking stupid is this

id quite like to buy this phone.

id like to buy it now.

i dont want to piss about.

if they are going to mess people about who are just trying to buy the phone, imagine what the scenario would be if it goes wrong under warranty?

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FedEx helps deliver THOUSANDS of spam messages DIRECT to its Blighty customers

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FuckUp

best i can do at this hour of the morning and not enough tea

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Watersports-friendly e-reader: Kobo's Aura H2O is literary when wet

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ereaders

the reason people like them over tablets is that trying to read on a phone or tablet is very difficult - the sheer output of the white light from the tablet does your eyes in pretty quick in the dark, also the weight of the device will do your hand in after a short while if you actually hold the thing while you are reading.

i used to be a complete book fanatic, i wouldnt countenance the idea of an electronic device because i like the feel of books and the err, gui experience??? its so simple.....just like that ikea ad for their catalogue - sounds a bit weird but there you go -

but since the very first time i used a kindle i havent bought another paper book.

i had an original kindle - no touch, no keyboard for years. its light, so your hand doesnt get cramped and the reading experience is just like a book. last for months, i have 1000 or more books on it. now my suitcase isn't half full of books when i go away

unfortunately, it is somewhere in Germany now....no idea where.

so ive ordered the new kindle voyage. but its not waterproof which is a bummer (sandwich bags aside). however, the amazon ecosystem is going to prevent me from going elsewhere as there are just so many titles available.

i also dont like the crap attention to proof reading that seems to be endemic in the ebook community, but you can live with it.

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Citrix: Wearables allow conference calls 'while rocking a baby to sleep'

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Watching Arsenal on your wrist during a first date?

Ive never heard it called that before. 'I was up the arsenal with karen the other night"

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Sky's tech bets pay off: Pay TV firm unveils blazing growth for Q1

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support 4k?

its be nice if these providers could supply proper hd, let alone 4k. they will just compress it to fuck like they currently do with their "HD" channels.

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The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event

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"Tim Cook is not Steve Jobs"

will that stop steve from suing tim? prior art possibly? the fact that one of them is no longer on this plane probably wouldnt matter either

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Securobods RAGE over $600k Kickstarter Tor box components

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Re: Never mind the source of this box

"get ready for Tor to become a lot less useful for legitimate purposes"

umm

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Drupal SQL injection nasty leaves sites 'wide open' to attack

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Re: "Interesting"

i think thats interesting spelt "w-h-a-t-a-b-u-n-c-h-o-f-c-u-n-t-s"

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Son of Hudl: Tesco flogs new Atom-powered 8.3-inch Android tablet

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"There’s no official word from Tesco on the weight of the Hudl 2"

yes its a real mystery. i wonder how you could have worked it out?

edit: jdx just beat me to it!!

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Women in tech: Not asking for raises is your 'superpower' – Nadella. *chirp*...*chirp*

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this proves

that lying down next to naked beautiful women can lead men to religion. although for me its usually a short while later....

im an atheist. not sure what that says about my missus....

actually she's an atheist too. i might have to ask her what the hell she means by not being religious when she lies down next to me!

bitch.

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AndroidScript returns to Google Play Store: Ad giant YIELDS TO THE MIGHT OF EL REG

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Re: Vulture Central

christ you are right. we were geting all sentimental there.

right,

droid script is shit and the bloke who invented it is a twat!

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No 12-inch maxiPads for Christmas: Suppliers 'smothered by iPhone 6'

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christmas day

Ahh. Yet another dissapointment. Ive been waiting years for santa to pull out a 12 incher whilst unloading his sack all over our living room floor.

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Splitters! First HP's cut in two, now it's Symantec’s turn – report

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Re: Any chance...

Like pgp?

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Nokia Lumia 735: Ignore the selfie hype, it's a grown-up phone

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Re: 8gb? really?

im getting to the stage where i need 128 gb sd and at least 64 gb internal for music.

im happy its got a 128gb slot though.

and no, i dont want to stream all my stuff...i want local storage, for local people tubbs.

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8gb? really?

i mean really?

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BT's consumer mobe network suffers tech snags – but telco denies delay claims

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Re: is this correct?

im pretty sure its on all the consumer ones too - i see a lot of home networks and theres always btfon and bt openzone (or similar, going from memory) on the same channel. a lot of these customers only get 2 or 3 megs, and i dont think thats the result of bandwidth throttling, its just that the line is shit

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is this correct?

are they then intending to use the bandwidth all their broadband customers have to service this?

sorry - your internet line is even slower than normal due to the fact that we are using it to route somebody elses mobile calls?

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Meg Whitman: The lady IS for TURNING. HP to lob printers'n'PCs OVERBOARD

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Re: oh, and your laptops

a copper coin! thats genius! would be a shed load cheaper than the flat copper strips i have to use. and a lot cheaper. copper coins only cost what, tuppence ha'penny??!

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Re: good

this is true. but epson are nowhere near as bad as lexmark

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Re: good

a good point!

well, maybe the new owners will want to spend less on dvd's and download bandwidth...

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oh, and your laptops

your fecking laptops - although i make a huge amount of money out of shimming the gpu heatsink and reflowing the gpu's, the overheating gpu issue has been around for what, 5 years or more now and you still havent fixed it.

i used to love hp kit. well, actually, i used to love compaq kit. then hp compaq kit for a bit. after that,. not so much.

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good

because your printers and particularly your driver software have been enormous, shit and enormously shit for the last 10 years.

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'Apple Watch' sapphire glass maker files for bankruptcy protection

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Re: bankruptcy

fair enough. is this a US thing or can people do that here?

from comments above i guess its to stop foreclosure of the company before they have a chance to sort it out then? actually sounds reasonable now if so

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bankruptcy

"GT said there is still about $85m of cash in its coffers."

how then can you go bankrupt?

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Yahoo servers? SHELLSHOCKED? by Bash?

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living under a rock

"As soon as we became aware of the issue, we began patching our systems and have been closely monitoring our network," a Yahoo! spokesperson told The Register in an emailed statement.

its even been on the bbc ffs.

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Apple's iPhone 6 can REVERSE BALDNESS (and cause it, too)

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Re: "It catches my scruff in the seam"

is that like rimming? its so difficult to keep up these days

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4 what? inches? i would aim a bit higher mate...

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Yahoo close to investing $20m in disappearing chat app Snapchat

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Re: a mesage to my pension fund manager

this is just another case of arseholes selling shit to idiots...seems to be the tech-startup stock market defacto position these days.

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a mesage to my pension fund manager

please, in the name of fsm, keep the fund away from things that are valued at stupid prices WHEN THEY DONT MAKE ANY MONEY

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FLASH drive ... Ah-aaaaaah! BadUSB no saviour to plug and play Universe

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Re: Already out there, called "U3" and "startkey"

Ahh that u3 crap! You can blow it away using diskpart

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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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