* Posts by Frankee Llonnygog

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Reg man confesses: I took my wife out to choose a laptop for Xmas. NOOOO

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Sometimes the reason OsX doesn't work

Is because a Windows person has fixed it

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Blind justice: Google lawsuit silences elected state prosecutor

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Re: i forget...

"Do no evil"

And, lobby for the redefinition of 'evil'

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Cambridge boffins and Boeing fly first hybrid airplane over British skies

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Re: Take off energy...

or an electric towing vehicle?

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Is it a plug-in hybrid?

In the 30s' there were races with tethered aircraft flying round a pole - might be fun to reinvent this with electric planes

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Hack flings bootkits from Macs' Thunderbolts

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When the nice man fixes your Mac

Check if he's wearing size 13 DMs

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Hilton, Marriott and co want permission to JAM guests' personal Wi-Fi

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Hilton, Marriott et al market themselves to business travellers

Yet want to charge (a lot) extra for wifi. So far my one man boycott hasn't brought them to their knees. One day...

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YEAR of the PENGUIN: A Linux mobile in 2015?

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Re: A level of polish and sophistication

Or, as I prefer to call them, consumers. Which is absolutely fine, but does contradict the point made by the article. And that's my point. It's a bit like the difference between making a music streamer from a Raspberry Pi or buying a Western Digital. One is more fun and more configurable - but you have to read the docs. The other is a consumer product

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Re: A level of polish and sophistication

The Ark? Do you also believe Linus created Linux in six days and had a good kip on the seventh?

I'm no Windows advocate (my first comment prefixed it with 'perhaps') but it at least goes some way towards a coherent design.

Linux does many, many things very well but the article talked of 'fit and polish'. Just to give one example of the lack, linux font rendering still makes everything look like it was knocked up by the bloke who sign writes for kebab shops.

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Re: A level of polish and sophistication

That is undeniably true - just as it's also true that the Linux distros do not have the 'fit and polish' of OsX and perhaps of Windows. Where 'fit and polish' means a user experience that's been designed by interaction and usability pros.

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A level of polish and sophistication

"the Linux desktop hit a level of polish and sophistication that quite frankly, well, surpasses what's available from Windows 8 or OS X Yosemite"

In much the same way, once I had resprayed my Vauxhall metallic turd brown, fitted some leopard-skin seat covers and halogen headlamps, it's easily as good as a BMW. After all, a car is just a vehicle to get from A to B, via KwikFit and Halfords.

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Careful - your helmet might get squashed by a VOLVO

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Maybe the tech could send an SMS

That way, texting drivers could be alerted to the presence of something else on the road apart from them

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IsoHunt releases roll-your-own Pirate Bay

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Re: Wack a Mole.

If you wouldn't mind unclenching, the arcades would like their moles back

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V. R. R. Stob's magnificent saga A Game Of Dog-and-Bones

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Re: Thank you for this fine wordsmithing...

Wouldn't that be Flay, Spay or whatever that new Facepointbookpower MsThing is called

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UK air traffic bods deny they 'skimped' on IT investment after server mega-fail

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Of course that have bloody well skimped on investment

£175million? Imagine only spending that much on Universal Credit. It would have been a disaster!

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Ofcom's new broom Sharon White sweeps into office

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Re: Doesn't look like she is able to read

I attended a presentation she gave the other day - i think it's safe to say she can read. I haven't had the same direct experience with other Ofcom heads but I wouldn't be surprised if she went through Ofcom like a dose of salts

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Re: Doesn't look like she is able to read

No, one eye still uncovered. Can't be that.

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Re: Doesn't look like she is able to read

Please explain why she looks like she is unable to read. I don't get it.

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Re: Doesn't look like she is able to read

Really? Please explain

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Re: But...

Exactly. I suspect she is smarter than most of us commentards

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Re: But...

Why wouldn't she?

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Apple v BBC: Fruity firm hits back over Panorama drama

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Re: As someone that's been in pegatron

Comment posted from your FairTrade ethical PC? Oh no, it can't have been, since your comment actually exists.

Anonymous Hypocrite

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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

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Good god, what is that on your shoe?

Oh, it's SCO

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Movie industry's evil plan to destroy the internet is going precisely nowhere

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Ungrateful

What's wrong with the new open access movie distribution mechanism just being trialled by Sony? Coming soon to Warner Bros, et al

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How much for a wrist job? A tenner normally, but for this one, over $30k

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That's nothing

I once had an IBM keyboard encrusted with toast crumbs.

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Hack hijacks electric skateboards, dumps hipsters in the gutter

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So

No harm done

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Can't stop Home Depot-style card pwning, but suppliers will feel PCI regulation pain

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PCI compliant even if you don't process card data?

Dear Payment Card Industry - get stuffed! What will you do if I don't comply? Force me to use PayPal instead? Hey Mr Foot, meet Mr Gatling Gun.

You are the people who invented the laughable 3D Secure standard. Your complete failure to come to grips with security is just one factor that will lead to your inevitable and sudden doom.

You have actually acheived the impossible and made Bitcoin look like a viable alternative.

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NY premiere of The Interview cancelled after hackers' terrorist threats

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I am torrenting this movie

In the name of Freedom!

Say no to DPRK Takedowns!

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Microsoft opens smiley-kids jangly guitar doc-maker to all

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So, it's a sort of Facepowerpointbook?

I have given it 30 seconds of my time. That'll do for me. It's very easy to use, because it doesn't really do anything. Or perhaps it does a lot - when they get around to producing some docs, we might find out.

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Plusnet could face DATA BREACH probe over SPAM HELL gripes

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Re: Vineland, NJ 08360'

So that's how Thomas Pynchon makes his real money

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'Shadow IT' gradually sapping power and budget from CIOs

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Re: as a percentage of what

My bonus, obs

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Denmark BANNED from viewing UK furniture website in copyright spat

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Re: Two words...

I'll have you know Babs regularly used to give me piggy-backs down to the off-licence when we needed to top up on gin, Vimto and Capstan full-strength. Of course she was stronger, back in the day, when she was still combining the singing with the part-time hod-carrying. And, she was still a bloke then...

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Re: Two words...

The Danes don't want me to sit on on Barbara Streisand?

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Thanks Danes

I hadn't heard of Voga.com. I'm off to look for some furniture

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Sony Pictures hit by 'fightback on filesharers' DDoS claims – report

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DDoS?

Yeah, that'll work against BitTorrent

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Car-crash IT: HUGE write-off for Universal Credit - PAC

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Re: Pretty good @AC re Entitled?

It's true that, under the Basic Income system, people might raise a few bastards to gain some hundreds more quid in welfare income. Compare that to now, where you assemble several thousand bastards, call the conglomeration a consultancy, then syphon off hundreds of millions in welfare income.

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Car crash?

Rather understated. Once you get into hundreds of £millions, surely it's a bit bigger than a car crash?

This is more like running the Toyota assembly line directly into a rail-gun and targeting the output from Nissan dropping onto a giant trampoline.

Only less useful...

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Re: Pretty good for public sector IT

Careful with that common sense - are you trying to bankrupt the IT industry?

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Re: So they've saved £2 billion by putting 18,000 people on the system?

They've saved nothing. That's notional future savings. The real sunk costs have already swallowed more than that.

In a nutshell, we've blown the budget on a busted system, but look at all this lovely pie in the sky.

At what point will Ian Duncan Smith be publicly hung, drawn and quartered for his disastrous mismanagement?

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US Navy's LASER CANNON WARSHIP: USS Ponce sent to Gulf

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Re: EMP?

Albatross?

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Nobody has answered the important question

Does it go, 'pew-pew, pew-pew-pew'?

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Re: It was named after the explorer Juan Ponce de León

So, Juan was the ponce. Who was Leon?

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Cloud Printing from a Chromebook: We try it out on 8 inkjet all-in-ones

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Re: Why do people need colour inkjets still?

If you have kids who print homework in colour, it's actually more cost effective to just give the teacher a £20 note

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So, does anyone in UK.gov actually know what G-Cloud is for? Apparently not

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Assurance should be crowd sourced

Bong!

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Assange's WikiLeaks: Give generously this Xmas – for STATUE of our DEAR LEADER

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Suggestion

We should be allowed to contribute to specific body parts. The size of each part in the finished sculpture will be related to the amount contributed.

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Google+ to offer 'infinite' gender identity options

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Re: Big Deal

Google advertisers will love it. More demographics to target

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Creating more harmony around end user computing

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IT departments put security above all other concerns

Job security, that is.

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Brit boffins debunk 'magnetic field and cancer' link

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Re: Eliminating 'their best guess for a candidate' doesn't prove no cause/effect

Alternative theory - being a nutter causes cancer

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Uber? Worth $40 BEEELLION? Hey, actually, hold on ...

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Unanswered question

With the advent of driver-less white vans - will the Union Jack industry go out of business?

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EU law bods: New eCall crash system WON'T TRACK YOU. Really

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Re: Lies, Lies and Politicians

Perhaps it can - if the road passing over the motorway is pointing in a different direction to the motorway ...

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