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Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

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Isn't Jasper about due for an update?

see title

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June Whitfield and EE to old folk: Would you like a nice cup of tea and some internet, dear?

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Re: My 75 year old Dad isn't normal!

Thumbs up for being a Filemaker user - my Swiss-srmy knife for data munging (along with a collection of ancillary Applescript, Perl and Unix command line utilities that it can seamlessly incorporate)

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Apple gets patent for WRIST-PUTER: iTime for a smartwatch

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Re: Samsung's pre-invented Gear

The Apple patent was filed in 2011.

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HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert

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Re: @nematoad -- For security - consider BlackBerry

Actually, it's OK if the preposition is part of a phrasal verb. If not, the correct form might be something like:

'varying degrees of inward caving'

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Re: For security - consider BlackBerry

Speleology? Spelunking, surely. You're merely an Ortsgruppen among grammar Nazis. Must try harder.

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Home Office threw £347m in the bin on failed asylum processing IT project

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Re: IT System Procurement...Civil Service Guidelines

Spot on. The Maude Squad will stick a shiny Fisher-Price web front-end on your big, failed, legacy system.

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Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s

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Re: Just to put an end to this iPhone v Android

Well, your Mom wears open-toed combat boots and walks down the road with a mattress on her back, singing 'O come all ye faithful'! And your Dad was last in line!

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Are there any women here? It's the Reg

For grumpy, middle-aged, badly dressed blokes who think the clock frequency of their CPU is a chat-up line

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Re: they simply take the ideas that people have been struggling with for a decade...

" ... and then make them work ..."

Yeah - anyone could do that! They just don't because, erm ...

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Re: retroinnovate

Retroinnovating the stylus - that would be the Newton?

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Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil

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Re: I could make some people richer by making myself poorer

So you never spend any money?

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New Star Wars movie plot details leak, violate common sense and laws of physics

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Re: Perhaps someone could buy the hand in a fleamarket

"light stick"? Zatoichi Skywalker? Perhaps we could also throw in a bit of Lone Wolf and equip him with a laser-equipped hover-pram

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Perhaps someone could buy the hand in a fleamarket

only to find its true provenance when they take it on an episode of The Antiques Spacelanes

Or, maybe Luke uses his official Jedi Find My Lightsaber app

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You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary

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Re: random selection of pseudorandomly chosen IPs

Could that be supplemented with a red list: IPS of people we don't like?

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GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?

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Perhaps the GoTenna could be used standalone?

Some kind of mechanical key switch device could allow the user to send text messages, having first translated them into a sequence of variable length key-presses

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There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES

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Ungrateful wretches

Demanding entertainment! Viewers should be forced to watch commercials 24 hours a day with their eyelids clamped open and their thumbs resting on big red 'Buy!' buttons.

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Cave pits, ideal for human bases, FOUND ON MOON

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A spokesclanger has commented

Phew phew pheeewwww. Pheeww pheeeeeeeewwwwwww phew. Phew.

Pretty conclusive, I should say!

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Moonpits!

No wonder they're full of soupy stuff ...

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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Re: Danger

For those who still wish to indulge their driving habit, small coin-operated driving simulators in the shape of popular cartoon characters could be installed outside supermarkets

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Google shows off new Chrome OS look

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Re: trying to make Chrome as easy to use as Windows

Oh my aching sides.

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Financial wizardess joins Apple board, air of coolness noticeably diminishes

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Re: Methinks you missed the mark, Jasper

Yep - if it were such a clue, the new appointee would have a background in retail FS. M&A is hardly mass market.

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X marks the chop: Microsoft takes axe to Nokia's Android venture

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Re: They had to do it

Also funny - your mask is smiling but you can't take a joke

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They had to do it

Linux is a cancer. It could have spread throughout the entire organisation. I'm only surprised they haven't lobbied the US government to drop some nukes. You can't be too careful

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UK.gov's data grab and stab law IMMINENT as Drip drips through House of Lords

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Re: It's worth repeating ...

I'm struggling to think of any examples of civilisations following that trajectory. For example, postwar boom USA was still segregated. Maybe I'm just a cynic

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Microsoft swings axe at 18,000 bods in its largest ever round of layoffs

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If a head is cut off, two more will take its place!

Hail Hydra!

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Gust catches Amazon's skirt, reveals glimpse of 'Netflix for books'

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Will this include books from Hachette?

I've been waiting ages for a service like this. I'd just prefer it not be from Amazon. Ideally it would be from my local library. At the moment UK libraries are compelled to buy multiple copies of ebooks from the publisher (one per concurrent reader) and renew them after a couple of years when they 'wear out'. Which is daft, obviously.They also only stock a small range of ebook titles. If the libraries themselves had a usage based deal with the publishers, they could offer an unlimited inventory. Publishers need to get their head around this model if they intend to remain in existence.

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Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad

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Re: RE: Stainless Steel watch backs

Tool-rot - very nasty!

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Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops

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Re: "underpowered" is a relative term.

"Or is everyone apart from me doing stuff several orders of magnitude more difficult than putting a man on the moon?"

Yes. We are trying to use Microsoft Word

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Piece of Apple close to smashing CRAZY 2012 share price record

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Investment advice

When Jasper stops predicting doom for Apple - sell, sell, sell!

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Phab-u-less: Huge MONSTER iPhone 6 not due until 2015 – claim

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Phablet' iPhone 6 won't come out

<eom>

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iWatch 'due November'... Y'all know what time it is? Now you do

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Re: Already a bit late to be part of your Gear

A kitchen sink on your wrist? Now THAT's interesting. Mount a kettle on the other wrist and you're on to something

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I want to be an analyst

And be paid for guessing wrong about Apple. Clearly, the challenge is to create the perfect rumour storm, so here goes:

Apple's iWatch has been delayed by problems with its fingerprint reader. In tests, the reader, which is shaped like Kim Kardashian's buttocks, has been found to accidentally launch drone attacks on Al Qaeda.

Makes about as much sense as any other rumour. I'm available for tech conferences, TV interviews, etc

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Samsung rebrands store as Galaxy Apps, eyes up Google Play customers

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Galaxy Grand Neo

What a classy name! If it was a car, it would denote an underpowered people-carrier with a beige vinyl interior

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Say goodbye to the noughties: Yesterday’s hi-fi biz is BUSTED, bro

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Re: Bose electrostatics?

Not in this universe

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Thought PCs were in the toilet? They're STILL eating Apple's lunch

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Re: whether any particular company is about to have to shutter up

I'm willing to put a fiver on HP's PC and server biz being sold off within 3 years

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Sweet indeed!

Do they make any money from those sales?

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TalkTalk talks itself into trouble with budget broadband package fibs

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Simple checklist

Q: Is this broadband ad lying to me?

A: Yes

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'Ribbed' for your pleasure: Jony Ive unveils NAKED IPHONE

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Re: Like all equipment boxes for the last few hundred years?

By all means point to an extant example.

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Re: Snow White's coffin count as prior art

No - that still had parts that could be manipulated by the end user

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Re: Seal

Or speaking into it, or listening to it.

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Dubai to get HUGE climate-controlled DOMED CITY and giga-mall

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The geopolitical equivalent of blowing your lottery money on drugs, booze, ciggies and sex

Only not nearly so much fun

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Wannabe Startup CEOs Hate This Guy: Potato Salad man and the $60k

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Make a Waldorf salad

You could earn a celery

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We need to talk about SPEAKERS: Sorry, 'audiophiles', only IT will break the sound barrier

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Re: Perspective is somewhat off

Bargain! For that money, you could buy a Fazoli grand piano, a vintage Strat, etc, etc and still have change for beer.

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Re: Transmission Line Bass Reflex speakers

This very minute, I am listening to Art Blakey on my Murphys. I have two baffle radios wired as speakers and they sound great. These were my poor man's Wharfedale SFB IIIs. Problem is, I just got a pair of SFBs that I'll be restoring. I don't have room for the Murphys and the Wharfedales. Dilemma!

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

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Re: I name this ship White Elephant.....

Is it too late to add underwater capability to the F35's spec?

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By the way those buses are packed in

I'm guessing they have the VTOL option fitted?

I wonder how many grand pianos and effigies of Dudley Moore you can fit on deck?

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Is there too much sex and violence on TV?

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Re: That Bill Grundy interview ...

"kicking the telly in, as one chap allegedly did in response to the infamous 1976 Bill Grundy interview with the Sex Pistols"

That was me. I fucking hated that Grundy twat

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You 'posted' a 'letter' with Outlook... No, NO, that's the MONITOR

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Re: My favourite was the PA whose monitor was "broken"

I had a similar call back in the day when I did support. The PA told me her screen needed a new bulb.

Same PA: "I'm moving my mouse side to side but the little arrow's going up and down"

Me: gently grips mouse and turns it 90 degrees

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Judge says there's no such thing as a 'Patent Troll'

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Re: Good one judge!

I disagree

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So what can we call these companies

Warty-nosed goat-chomping bridge lurkers?

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