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Will.i.am gets CUFFED as he announces his new wristjob, the PULS

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Re: i.amPULS

Also to be fair, my only experience with a Surface was a client who bought one, brought it in and said "Can you please install my copy of Office 2010 on it please".

"Nope"

"Why?"

"Because it's Windows RT".

"How about my other software?"

"Nope"

"Why? It's Windows isn't it?"

...

Ps I understand there is a way of installing non-windows store software, but I've not tried it, nor am I brave enough to try it, let alone support it.

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Re: i.amPULS

i.am Probably Useless Like Surface

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Windows 10 feedback: 'Microsoft, please do a deal with Google to use its browser'

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Browser debate by the side...

"Windows Feedback requires you to create a Microsoft Account, please enter your password to...."

Wow, they're even getting you to create a Microsoft Account in technical previews too! Very clever.

And back to the browser debate....I recently switched back to Firefox from Chrome. I found Chrome generally not kind with resources, but moreso it reads / writes to my AppData folder like a crazy boy.

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Vanished blog posts? Enterprise gaps? Welcome to Windows 10

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After playing with it for an hour..

Windows 10 = Windows 8 with a Start Menu. And Multiple Desktops.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone movie: report

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Re: Re-watching 3rd Rock

".. have been wondering if J-G is still active.."

Wait, what? Batman: Dark Knight Rises? Inception? <- highly recommended.

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Divinity Original Sin and Wasteland 2 reviews: Turn-based gaming's NOT DEAD YET!

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Re: It died?

Where the title says "NOT DEAD YET", that tells me that there is a common belief that the genre had died. Thank goodness it hasn't, and yes I agree - damn I'm so bored with FPSs. I lost interest in that genre at Modern Warfare 2.

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It died?

"Turn-based gaming's NOT DEAD YET!"

I love TBS and I don't ever remember it dying.

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Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please

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As much as I'm liking Googles ethics less and less...

Anything that stops or damages the Rupert Murdoch propaganda machine gets my thumbs up.

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Scottish independence debate: STV player flops under weight of viewers

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Salmond...

Wow, so it is on BBC Parliament at the moment I tried to watch it.

5 minutes of Mr Salmond and I thought "What a smug git".

If you Scots vote independence in September, then great. Just keep him on that side of the border please.

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Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate history' story made into TV series

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Re: Anyone read Dominion by C J Sansom?

"Churchill shacking up with Germany would never have happened though. His favorite pastime was mongering for war against the Huns, since before WWI."

Correct. That is why in the book he never becomes PM, and ends up leading the underground movement.

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Re: Also ...

I've seen the film. Looked great, shame it was crap. Wouldn't mind reading the book though.

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Anyone read Dominion by C J Sansom?

Similar thing, alternative history in 1950s UK where Winston Churchill never becomes PM and we end up being allies with the nazis. Great book. Depressing as hell.

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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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Oh come on

iPlayer has minor issues over a weekend. Worked for me so I didn't really notice (which is a shame as it allowed my three year old to catch up on his Cbeebies). Sure, it's over engineered and more times than most performance is crap, but not sure if that's a reason to "shut the BBC down".

And less of this whole "Privitisation!" nonsense. Virgin leads a fine example of why this is not always the answer.

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Microsoft's Black Thursday: XBox Live goes down as XBox Studio canned

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Mushroom

To all fired employees

"Could you turn the lights out when you leave please?"

"No! No! NO! THATS THE WRONG SWITCH!"

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Nadella: Yes I can put 2 THINGS FIRST. I will say them at the same time – CLOUDOBILE

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I can see what he is saying

He's putting two things first. Mobile and Cloud.

I can't say I follow his vision, but it's not difficult to understand. At least I don't think it is?

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Google's Pankhurst doodle doo-doo shows the perils of using Google to find stuff out

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Devil

Does anyone else hate them newspapers

You know, the ones who type frantically to get a post up at the earliest opportunity so that when someone clicks on the Google Doodle, one of the top search results is their post. Normally its the independent or the daily mail. Yes, I KNOW that Google Doodle is celebrating xyz, I see that - that's why I clicked on it! Jees.

Can you imagine their SEO meetings - "Right, at midnight, soon as that doodle goes up, go to Wikipedia and copy and paste like you've never copy and pasted before! Let's beat Wikipedia boyz!"

Typical British press tw*ttishness .

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I've got 99 problems, but a Facebook boycott ain't one

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I needed no marketing campaign

for me to close my Facebook account.

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Yet another WordPress vuln: Image furtler plugin lets BADNESS in

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Re: Deja Vu

So it's not really news then, is it? It has always been vulnerable and the recommendation for a long time has been not to use it.

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Deja Vu

Wasn't TimThumb exposed not so long ago?

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DON'T PANIC: Facebook returns after 30-minute outage terror

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Trollface

Excuse me, but

Whats Facebook?

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WORLD HISTORY in SELFIES: So AMAZEBALLS your EYES will EXPLODE

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Trollface

Who's Rihanna?

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IT Angle

What just happened?

As the title says

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Valve says no Steam Machines until 2015, fingers crossed

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Pint

I am and I am not disappointed with this news

I like the concept, I'm eager to give the controller a go and I like the way Valve are "targeting the living room" (man I hate that phrase).

So I am disappointed that after all the buzz and excitement last year, and the "ooo I hope I'm going to be a tester!" phase (which also turned out to be disappointing for anyone living outside the US), it has now been delayed by at least 7 months, and we all know it's going to be longer than that.

But I'm not so disappointed because Valve work very differently to Sony and Microsoft and that is refreshing. Steam is not tied to any specific hardware, so certainly with the new in home streaming, what's stopping somebody putting together a low powered mini PC together and do 50%* of what the Steam Machine was going to do anyway?

This of course does beg the question, if they can be delayed for so long, are they a waste of time? OR, is it going to be released with a new upcoming game from Valve which they haven't quite finished yet and won't be finished until next year? I think the latter.

Whatever the case, Valve really are not worried about delaying something that is pretty big news by possibly another year. If Microsoft or Sony did this, they would lose a lot of fanboys, but I suspect not in Valves case, which goes to show the loyalty of the users of the platform.

Man this beer is good.

*50% streaming Windows only games to the box, the other 50% running games that can be installed on Linux.

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Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the WORST

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Can somebody tell me...

...that if instead of a windscreen to look out of, we'll just have an advertising board?

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Re: Rob me now!

You're wrong - the computer on wheels will recognize the knife in the robbers hands and will activate what is known as the Denver Jock Strap Device.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5a_BmL0AfA

Technology is a wonderful thing, ain't it?

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Panda-monium as Google updates key search algorithm

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Re: No longer really useful

For technical information, I tend to use duckduckgo these days

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Microsoft throws Kinect under a bus, slashes Xbox One to $399

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Popular commands...

"Xbox On," "Xbox Broadcast," and "Xbox Record That," are the most popular commands, he said."

I would have thought "Xbox Off" would have been pretty high in the list too...

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Is this photo PROOF a Windows 7 Start Menu is coming back?

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That screenshot, what happens...

if you click "All Apps"?

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SCRAP the TELLY TAX? Ancient BBC Time Lords mull Beeb's future

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Re: Just a News Operation

The last time I watched a decent Drama on BBC was Outcasts, and they cancelled that after 8 episodes.

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Just a News Operation

"The most radical proposals came from Grade, who said the BBC should be cut back to a news operation and leave the cooking shows and talent shows to the private sector."

It might be the most radical, but in my humblest opinion, is the most sensible.

Alternatively, have you BBC News, BBC One and BBC Two paid by the state, but leave the other stuff to subscription basis (CBeebies, BBC Three, hell, even have BBC Film - everyone else is doing it).

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Steam and Origin gamers knocked offline by SEPARATE DDoS attacks

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Re: @irongut

Here, let's help them out a little

HTML basics

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Steam Cloud

I had problems with Steam Cloud for over 9 months, and they kept on telling me it was my end / my ISP / my router / my AV.

Turned out, it was their end. 5 minute fix and all was well again. Can't say I was impressed with their support.

And don't bother following their twitter account @steam_support. Thats only used to keep you posted on client updates, not the actual support stuff you'd be interested in.

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Microsoft dumps two distributors overboard in Blighty cull

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So how many will be left?

We've used AVnet (ex Bell Micro / Ideal) for a number of years now, last time we did a contract review we looked at other distributors and the choice was fairly limited then, so we stuck with them.

Or will we have to start thinking about reselling Office 365? Surely this can't be the case?

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Windows 8.1: Read this BEFORE updating - especially you, IT admins

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Re: Microsoft Partner Downloads

PS this includes the Volume Licensing Center / Centre too.

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Unhappy

Microsoft Partner Downloads

I've been trying to download Windows 8.1 all afternoon from the partner portal, cancels after 500MB.

Anyone else having that issue?

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OK, so we paid a bill late, but did BT have to do this?

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Can only access Google

We had a call from a client the other day, and they said they could only access Google and Youtube. Nothing.

We checked EVERYTHING - DNS was fine, names were being resolved, but you just couldn't access any websites except Google. w....t.....f.......

Anyway, at the end of the day, we thought, could it be BT!? No, surely, because we can access Google?

WELLLLL, as it turns out, it WAS BT - they hadn't paid their bill so they "limited" access to the internet. The limit was you can access Google and any of the Google services, but nothing else.

W*nkers.

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THE HORROR: Bloody SLAB sales slash fest forecast for 2013

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Full circle...

from tasblets, to Google glasses, mobile boredom, back to the desktop?

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Hey, Bill Gates! We've found 14 IT HOTSHOTS to be the next Steve Ballmer

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Re: Microsoft is a Server and OS company

What this man says. Well said @deadlockvictim

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Ballmer's emotional farewell to Redmond: I LOVE THIS COMPANY

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Those videos

I just KNEW you couldn't resist including them.

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Secret ROYAL BABY birth VIDEO leaked! (And other malware scams)

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Alien

No Arthur

I can't understand either, and I am British.

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Windows 8.1 Start button SPOTTED in the wild

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Re: And for Server 2012?

I'm happy that I'm not the only on suffering here.

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And for Server 2012?

You try clicking on the start icon in a Virtual Machine Console. Its next to impossible.

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Review: Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch Ultrabook

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Facepalm

Is it ultra...

By any chance?

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Murdoch Facebook gloat: You're like my $580m, 'CRAPPY' MySpace

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Re: Never understood the original MySpace but recently re-visited and...

That is exactly why I left it.

everyday, friends requests from bands - "Hey! Sorry for contacting you this way, but we think you'll love our shit!".

I drew the line when some rapper guy sent me a friends request "Yo, wassup bro, blah blah blah - check out mah tooons you'll luv em, peace out", when, quite clearly, my favourite artists featured bands such as Dream Theater, Spocks Beard, The Flower Kings, etc.

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"...floated the ad firm"

FINALLY - its real description. Its an advertisement board with a social media aspect bolted onto the side.

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UK games market clutches chest, bleeds out sales in 2012

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Re: suspect data?

I think this report is solely based on retailers. Online sales and digital distribution will certainly not be factored into this. So can we say the games market itself isn't doing too badly, and that bricks and mortar retailers like Game are feeling the strain? I guess so.

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Brits are so outraged by Amazon, they voted it TOP for shopping

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Re: @AC 12:18

and by the way, it was the same SD card. Model number and everything.

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@AC 12:18

Hear hear!

I remember searching for an SD Card for my camera. £25 at Currys (apparently 10% off), £12 at Amazon.

I understand overheads for retailers as I used to work for a retailer (non electrical), but still you don't have to take the p*ss out of your customer. It just offends them.

But if Amazon did oblige to pay taxes, would pay that little more?

Still, the service is good.

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