* Posts by Fiddler on the roof

42 posts • joined 16 Jan 2013

Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then

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I hate it when people say Google has an unfair advantage. Any advantage it has has been built up by their endeavours, they didnt wake up one morning to find they were the biggest search engine in the world. They got there by being the best or at least the search engine of choice for most users.

It doesnt surprise me that the EU parliament wants to break up something for being too succesful given that they are a total waste of oxygen.

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BT in talks to RE-SLURP O2 after spitting it out a decade ago

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Re: I wouldn't want to bet on that.

That's because they are the same network :)

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My HOUSE used to be a PUB: How to save the UK high street

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Shopping online is much nicer....

We went to our local "designer outlet" this weekend and it was awful. Really difficult to park and the shops massively overcrowded, some of them had even set up queueing barries and people were actually queueing to get in! I willl do as much of my Chrimbo shopping online as I can and only venture too the high street as a last resort. Why battle the crowds and parking restrictions when I can sit here in my nice comfy chair and do my shopping? It would be stupid to do otherwise, but admittedly I work at home so its easy to arrange deliveries.

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Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?

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Re: OnePlus One

HTC ONe m8 has one as well :)

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Fridge hacked. Car hacked. Next up, your LIGHT BULBS

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Opportunities

Think of the jobs that will become available: Basingstoke Automated Public Toilet Flushing Designer, North East Street Light Automation Explotation Executive. The list just goes on and on.

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UK's pirate-nagging VCAP scheme WON'T have penalties – report

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Re: Sort out the pricing...

Wow! Any chance you could run for president of the world? (note: not sarcasm)

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Titanfall pits man against machine, Kiefer Sutherland Snakes into Metal Gear Solid V

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No your right, sometimes I just want to shoot some stuff (or blow some stuff up) and dont want to deal with any personalites or experence any ownage or losage (more frequent sadly)!

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BT snatches crown: Soars to top of complaints list

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Crap Service is the Norm

Very few companies do good customer service now, I think they just dont care. They say they care but for me anyone who plays you a message saying your call is important to us whilst they waste your time is full of crap. I dont normally complain to companies because its usually a waste of time, I think some companies are just too big to be efficient.

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NASA: Earth JUST dodged comms-killing SOLAR BLAST in 2012

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Re: Patent incoming!

Bit worrying that the only conversations that could take place after this global catastrophe would be about either:

A) How excited you were or would be when Apple did or is likely to release its latest product.

B) How much of a dickhead you are.

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BuzzGasm: 9 Incredible Things You Never Knew About PLIERS!

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Bring your son to work day?

Should really have logged off of the live server before going to the loo though I think.

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Brawling neighbours challenge 'quiet' cul-de-sac myth

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I live in a cul-de-sac and it is quite quiet, the annoynig thing is people parking there, Im one of the few who dont beleive that I own the space outside my house, what annoys me is people who park across my drive where my car is nearly always parked. If challenged the often say I wont be long, to which I respond I dont care how long you are you cant park there in case I wont to go out. People actually get really angry and huffily move their car.

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Volunteers slam plans to turn Bletchley Park into 'geeky Disneyland'

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same crap different location.

Actors? I think they mean minimum wage spot ridden kids who have no interest in the history or importance of Bletchley.

It always makes my skin crawl when people talk about world class attractions, it normally means lots of tacky sh1te in a gift shop that you HAVE to walk through before you can leave. Whatever happened to google getting involved and preserving it for the sake of its importance to the computer industry? I'm sure I read somewhere that they were going to do so.

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Connecting Gmail to Google+ is SENSELESS, says Digg founder

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Hate G+

Since they keep trying to force me to use google + I will do everything in my power to never ever go near it. I dont really care for facebook, but will stick with it because google are abusing their power in trying to make people use it. It sucks, people prefer FB (for whatever reason, no one other than google and FB care), grandfather it and build something else.

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Why UK.gov's £1.2bn fibre broadband rollout is a bumbling FLOP

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Difficult

The problerm here is that anyone attempting to deliver fibre to customers has to take a very long view. The last estimate I saw was that BT wont start making money bakc on its fibre investment for 10 years. So who else but a major telecoms player can even consider bidding. This is a government cock up, not a BT one, in its attempt to make the process open for everyone it has misunderstood the potential for companies to get involved. With the current focus on short term wins and return on investment, only 2 biddeers were given approved status and one of those has since pulled out. Blaming BT for bidding for money that will ultimately benefit it is like blaming a dog for eating its own dinner.

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Marketing told us: 'Justin Bieber is a fad. He’s not going to last.' – Company formerly known as RIM

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I shall dance around naked in front of my kinect waving my tackle around. That should make anyone watching resign from their job immediately. Trust me brothers (and sisters) to stop this snooping PDQ!

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How to relieve Microsoft's Surface RT piles problem

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They just dont seem to get that what we want to use at home (on our desktop / laptops) is largely what we want to use in a hotel / on holiday/ on the train or at a friends house (on our tablets) which is also largely the same as what we want to use when we're out and about (on our mobiles). If you could move around in life with an approrpriately sized windows device that behaved (almost) the same as your main PC, everyone would be happy, except (possibly) Steve Jobs :)

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Forget 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' - how does its rival from EA stack up?

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Re: System Requirements

yeah Origin, STEAM and whatever the other one is called are annoying peices of shiit apprently designed to make me shout "get my permission before you update you &£$ker"

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Re: top-spec PC

I7 2700K, 16GB of 1600mhz Ram, GTX 580 on a 27 inch HD monitor and its great to look at and runs smootlhy. Havent tested how many FPS im getting, willl have too wait for a boring day to bother :). The game is very good BTW, I always think BF trumps CoD and have no doubt this will be the case this time as well. Although I cant wait to play online as a dog, chewing up some 14 year old internet ninjas should cause some friction!

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Want to go to billionaire Sun kingpin's beach? Hope you're a strong swimmer

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Hopefully some people will organise a humungous beach party every Friday and Saturday night just to piss him off. Or he will get eaten by a shark on his now private bit of beach (in the water before you start).

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How I BLEW my co-workers' HEADS OFF ... without going to jail

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We used to play conkers in our office without gloves, safety glasses, hard hats or any protective clothing. But we are real men (and women) who dont do elf and safety.

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In The sopranos its called a brogean adjustment :)

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Microsoft relents: 'Go ahead, install Windows 8.1 on clean PCs'

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New PCs for My Kids

Desktop for my son who is a gamer and an artist, he got a PC with Win 7, I had to take it out of the box, plug it all together and thats been it. New laptop for my daughrter with Win 8 and I want to throw it down the garden!! So far 3 nights sorting it out so she knows how to get at the stuff that she wants and sometimes I just sit there not knowing how to get things to work. When you consider that I've been using and supporting windows since version 3, I reckon I know a bit about it!

Microsoft have seriously dropped the ball here, software isnt supposed to be difficult its supposed to be easy and to fundamentally change the way that a person has too interact with a product after years and years is just plain stupid. Why oh why didnt they say here is a new way of using iit, but if you dont like it heres the old way as well?

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Google submits YET ANOTHER offer to fix 'search dominance' in EU

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Silly

Google werent awarded the number 1 search engine slot, they earnt it! Through their efforts they have come from nothing and got to where they are. Why shouldnt they promote their products? Why shouldnt they be dominant? Why shouldnt they agresively promote their own products and serivces above other peoples? This is a massive crock of Sh1te! If anyone has better products than googles its up to them to gain market share by promoting them well. It's downright laughable to think the idiots in Brussells can come up with something that will make it a level playing field.

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South Carolina couple cop cuffing for shed shag

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Re: Not exactly flashing

Maybe it was a glass fronted summer house :)

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Number of cops abusing Police National Computer access on the rise

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FAIL

Untrue!

This: For instance if someone has been arrested just once - regardless of whether this was wrongful or for a ridiculously trivial crime - that person is banned from the US Visa Waiver scheme, which allows British nationals to get into the States without a visa.

is not true.

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MacBook Air now uses PCIe flash... but who'd Apple buy it from?

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Walled Garden anyone?

It's been designed like that so:

A: People who dont mind paying a huge amount for something different will buy it.

B: So that you can't buy any parts for it other than from them.

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Google Glass eye-cam to turn us all into right little winkers

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Re: Seriously? People think this is all going to be OK?

I see lots of big boob footage being uploaded to youtube, I cant yet think how this is bad though :)

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iPhone too heavy? Volkswagen brings out motorised ride-on dock

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Just once, please just once..........

I would just once in my life like to be at one of these meetings were a monumentally stupid iidea is discussed, I could laugh and llaugh and laugh. But much more fun I could say being devils advocate for a moment what about.....................

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'You can keep it' - Brit's nicked laptop turns up on Iranians' sofa

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Re: Clowns

Post of the week!!

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Re: They bought a stolen laptop.

your getting the thumbs down

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Re: They bought a stolen laptop.

They have money for a laptop and internet access, methinks they are hardly on the breadline. and you called the 3 previous posters idiots big lol.

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I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

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Re: wankers

But what if we dont want to start a business? Havent considered that have you with your foul mouthed stupid post.

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It got too much

I stopped doing freebie work for people when my neighbour (who is a complete idiot) asked me to go round and download his pictures from his camera for the 3rd time. He very generously agreed to write down the process this time so he wouldnt have to ask me to do it again, he then looked for a peice of paper on his little home office desk. He eventually found one and lo and behold it already had the instructions on it because he'd written them down last time so he wouldn't have to ask me again!! He then offered me a bottle of beer for my time, now you may think it would be one of those pint bottles of expensive beer you can get from a super market, but no it was one of those "stubbies" that you can get 24 of for a fiver. He asked me about 2 months later to look at his printer as it wasn't working correctly. I refused saying I was far to busy with a new hobby that I (didn't) have, the look on his face was priceless and from that moment till he moved house a year or so ago our relationship went gradually downhilll till we barely spoke. Apparently I was obliged to provide him with free computer suppport for the rest of his life.

On the other hand I have a neighbour who asks me to look at something from time to time and he always gives me a litre of Bombay Saphire, he's now the only person in the road I will do work for.

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Amazon yanks SimCity download from store

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Re: No one has the right to complain, they should read the EULA for EA.

It didn't say they were going to sleep with my GF! Bar stewards!

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Awful

I hate this you cant play without a connection. I downloaded a theme park SIM to play over Christmas when I was due to be at my parents (they have boradband but no wifi) I was really annoyed to find I couldnt play because I had no connection. SIM city asnd all these sort of games where you build and manage stuff become quite involved so that you often want to play for just a few minutes to sweep the street or collect tax or revenue. If you cant do that it would be immsensely frsutrating. Full refunds should be offered to all.

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Apple files 'iWatch' patent application

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Simples you wear it on the other wrist ;)

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Microsoft: Office 2013 license is for just one PC, FOREVER

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This doesnt make sense.....

Are they aware that they have competitors in this space? They are behaving like they have the only office suite in the world. It really troubles me that the management at Ms can think this is a good idea given that they make a lot of money from Office. I would have loved to have been at the meeting when the dick head marketeer suggested this. I could have pulled the spasmo face and said are you medically stupid, why do you want to annoy our customers?

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Any storm in a port

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Same Problem for Me

Every day I switch from my work laptop to my home computer. I get it wrong every time, not most of the time, but everytime. I like you wonder how this is possible, I would expect to get it wrong smoetimes and right sometimes. Perhpas USB connectors are just sneaky bastard things!!

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Is social networking good for anything more than cat pics?

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Social Networking is useful

No really it is, if you want to stay in touch and be a small part of peoples lives where your not in close proximity. For instance I'm from one end of the UK but grew up and lived for al ong time in another. FB allows me a small amount of particpation in lives of friends from my old locality which I wouldnt have without it.

As for linked in I finally bowed to pressure from my friends and family to join and cant see why I bothered, to me its only of use if you want to network in order to get on. Personally I dont (being happy as a grunt), so doubtless the next time Im in a bad mood and it spams me I will delete my account.

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Why you need a home lab to keep your job

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Permies v Contractors

What a deliciously silly debate to have. I'm better because I'm me! No I'm better because I'm me. ROFL

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WTF?

Loooooooser

It's people like this that make working in the IT industry awful sometimes, he spends his free time learning new skills and honing them on his home built test lab. I'm guessing he doesnt have much of a life, how can people with a family and a social life compete with this? I'm just glad I dont know him because he must be as boring as a sack of coal.

We get this at our place, I'll model this over the weekend, can you do the write up for Monday? When you say no I shall be enjoying my life and family over the weekend they look at you as if you've just headbutted the queen.

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Playboy fined £100k by Blighty watchdog for FLASHING SMUT at kids

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FAIL

Pointless

It's pointless to try and stop kids accessing porn, they want to and were telling them not to which pretty much guarantees they will give it their best shot (no pun intended). As kids are generally pretty tech savvy they will probably succeed. Even if we were to manage to restrict access to porn to most kids it will only mean lots of nerdy kids driving Porsches as they make a fortune selling porn to their class mates.

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