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* Posts by Richard 8

16 posts • joined 27 Sep 2012

Google helps out utterly underexposed Lego brand with Chrome toy

Richard 8

But will Christy Mack accept digital creations as submissions?

(Don't know what I'm talking about? Google it, but not at work.)

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Swedish teen's sex video fine slashed: Unwilling co-star girlfriend furious

Richard 8

Oisín Cantwell, a columnist in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet columnist Oisín Cantwell, accused the court of "trivializing" the girl's pain.

Proof-read, Proof-read, Proof-read...

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Microsoft applies for patent for 'Google Goggles'-type AR specs

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Facepalm

New?

They've applied for a patent for technology that not only has already been patented, but has already been RELEASED (albeit in a limited fashion). If this patent gets granted, it will be a sign of everything wrong with the US patent system...

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Assault on battery

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Joke

Re: S, E and X keys?

From what we've read of your home-life at the moment, you don't need those anyway...

Will that do?

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Boss wrong to demote man over anti-gay-marriage Facebook post

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WTF?

Seriously?!

Look, I don't agree with this guy's opinion, and I do agree with the judge's decision that he should not have been disciplined for it, but is this not the same court system that just found two separate people in the last week or so guilty of various crimes because of posts on Facebook? Where was the "people on facebook can choose whether to read it or not" defense for them?

Is it that those two posted opinions that currently disagree with the government's views, and this one agreed?

This is becoming a scary trend...

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Medical scan record that the NHS says will cost £2k to retrieve: Detail

Richard 8
FAIL

Re: This is down to...

CD's never contain "images themselves" they contain files in a format that requires software to read them and generate images from them. In this instance, the NHS recognised that you probably wouldn't have the right software on hand, and supplied it without being asked, and ensured that it would run on a very high percentage of home computers. But because you run an OS that is in the vast minority, and couldn't find a way of getting to a computer running any other OS (really?) , you think someone in the system is failing...

Sorry, this storyis an example of the NHS getting it right, no need to turn your own failings on them.

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Re: WTF

All of us have a right to copies of any of our own data less than ten years old held by anybody.

And the NHS have an obligation to maintain records for a certain period too.

Claiming that they DID maintain the records, but not a way to read them, is just finding a way around the law.

It may be "right" of him to let them off in this instance, ratehr than waste public funds, but he does have a "right" to the data too.

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Apple must apologise for its surly apology on its website on Saturday

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FAIL

Is it just me, or does the print ad look like it's a defensive ad from Samsung, rather than an apology by Apple... I thought it had to be clear WHO was paying for an advert, not just that it was one?

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Publicity Stunt of the Week: Ten bizarre phone insurance claims

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Thumb Down

So dropped in the toilet has gone from being a most-common claim to being a "wackiest" has it?

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ASA shakes finger sternly at naughty eBuyer over hard drive promo

Richard 8

Heh, got another copy of this ad today...

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Ofcom probe into telcos jacking-up charges halfway through contracts

Richard 8
Devil

Re: You brits are a bunch of sissies

It's a good thing for you Spansies that they still have to follow European contract law too then, isn't it!

Regardless of what Ofcom, or the contract terms say, the definition of contract in law means that if anything in the contract changes, the contract has been terminated, and a new one offered. Technically, you don't have to accept the new one, and you don't really have to accept the termination of the old one either, the other party has to either honour the original contract or buy you out of it. You ARE within your rights to say "no thanks, and - as it was you that cancelled the contract, not me - thanks for this shiny new phone". Ignore the intimidation, stick to your rights, and these companies will stop trying it on. They only do it because 99% of people take it lying down.

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Dishonored game review

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Pastafarians: Get your noodly appendages off that Facebook suspect

Richard 8
Trollface

I'm amazed nobody has set up a site for Christos Papastitsio yet :)

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New I-hate-my-neighbour stickers to protect Brits' packages

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Re: this sounds ripe for abuse

No more so than it already is... nothing to stop people from doing this already.

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FAIL

I used to have one of these stickers...

...then my neighbour stole it.

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