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TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button

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This is the main reason reason I read the reg. These sort of articles, for me, are really illuminating.

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LOHAN acquires aircraft arboreal avoidance algorithm acronyms

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Programmable Recorder Indicating Oncoming Rowans and Yews

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Coat

Programme for Evading Norway-spruices In Spaaaace.

Yes, i'll get me coat.

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UK government officially adopts Open Document Format

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Re: Better but still a bit of a pigs ear

'The only compatible format is paper.'

You've clearly never seen my handwriting.

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

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or the rather more sophisticated gold ..... 5S.

In this case, don't you mean <essex>sofisticaa'ed</essex>

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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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'The BBC has stayed silent about the continuing glitches. It's been nearly 12 hours since Auntie updated its users about the outage.'

Good. Hopefully that means they're concentrating on fixing the issue(s) rather than web2.0rrea.

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Report: UK.gov wants to legislate on comms data BEFORE next election

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Re: "Providers have no reason to retain the data"

Forgot the sarcasm tags. Sorry.

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Re: "Providers have no reason to retain the data"

'Exactly, so if the government insist on the right to snoop, then they must bear ALL the costs of keeping data beyond the very limited time period that the ISPs may need it'

So by extension, *we* must bear all the cost of allowing our glorious leaders to poke their noses in where it's not required or warranted.

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

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Happy

I like this!!

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LG drops G3 quad HD Android mobe with FRIGGIN' LASER camera

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Fair points. Wasn't being facaetious. At least not intentionally.

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Never quite got the point of charging pads. Is it that much more difficult to plug it in?

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David Cameron wants mobe network roaming INSIDE the UK

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Assuming you mean 100 yds. There is a way round that of sorts, in that if you're fairly near a big town, you can get a PAYG sim from $provider_with_mast_in_area.

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Would there be a market for a non-network provider to build masts in these hard-to-reach areas, then charge network providers for use?

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Move over, John Pilger, let us IT scandal-mongerers stick it to you

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'Many thanks to the gentle readers who wished me well over the last couple of weeks'

By that I assume you mean commentards who were slightly less abusive than normal?

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WIN your FREE Nokia Lumia 630 smartphone HERE!

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I think you've answered your own question there.

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100% driverless Wonka-wagon toy cars? Oh Google, you're having a laugh

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'A huge amount of trivial human labour....So while it clearly makes sense to have robots doing deliveries...'

Maybe true, but the examples you cite are relatively difficult for Robots to do. Authentication of people can be relatively tricky, depending on the method used. Also how would a robot identify who an 'appropriate' neighbour is, if you're out?

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Quick Q: How many FLOPPIES do I need for 16 MILLION image files?

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3.5in floppy

Fnar Fnar Fnar!!

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El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse crawls towards finish line

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What time do you technically finish? Can you get $takeaway_of_choice to deliver at $:01?

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Please work for nothing, Mr Dabbs. What can you lose?

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Re: What excites me?

Asset systems :|

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Oracle's Larry Ellison has the MOST MASSIVE PACKAGE IN PUBLIC

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Re: all that dosh...

A room full of $100 dollar bills to be able to get women to roll around naked with him.

FTFY.

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Technology is murdering customer service - legally

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I've tended to find that the quality (is that the right term here?) of customer service tends to be inversely proportional to the size of the company.

I can understand that to some degree. Given the humongous user base that microsoft has, for example, it would be impossible for them to provide support for every conceivable issue and use case.

Maybe some kind of customer service SLA could be in order when you sign up for things.

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Organic food: Pricey, not particularly healthy, won't save you from cancer

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Hence uncomfortable headlines from the likes of the Daily Mail: Eating organic foods does NOTHING to reduce the cancer risk among women, says new study.

That bastion of high quality and truthful reporting said THAT? I'll never eat anything organic ever again.

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FCC doubles 5GHz spectrum in prep for one-gigabit Wi-Fi

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Re: I'm not sure what to make of that analogy.

Maybe, but bacon and brown sauce trumps all.

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But... you work in IT... Why aren't we RICH?

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and getting finance will be sponging?

Yes, but to make it uber-trendy, you need to say is with a hard G, as in bonging.

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Yes! New company smartphones! ... But I don't WANT one

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Re: iPhone 4S

'Apple replaced mine for about £45. Not bad to keep a two and a half year old phone going.'

Not taking the mickey here, but considering, for example, that you can get an HTC cell for about 6 quid and replace it yourself, it's not particularly good either.

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BOFH: He... made... you... HE made YOU a DOMAIN ADMIN?

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I'd find this funny....

.... if it wern't so true.

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'That was quick!': AT&T ends $450 T-Mobile poaching promotion

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best-in-class network

Best in Reception class?

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Mail Migration

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Re: Do it when your users are away on holiday

Flip-side of that is there's no-one around to test for bugs/do training. You may end up adding to the sh1tstorm you always get when people come back in September.

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Are you a UK based institution?

If so, does your local RBC offer a solution?

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ESA rejoices as comet-chasing Rosetta probe wakes from 3-year nap

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Re: It needed to brew itself a hot cuppa first

"taking input from /dev/coffee"

An internet to you for that quote.

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Crippling server 'leccy bill risks sinking OpenBSD Foundation

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Indeed. Maybe a certain cash rich company might consider making a donation.

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Microsoft buries Sinofsky Era... then jumps on the coffin lid

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Re: Back in the real world

To some extent. But there is still a need for PCs for a large number of jobs. For example CAD, mathematical analysis, design and photography as well as many others.

I'm an IT technician, for my sins, and I'd much rather work with a full size keyboard and screen.

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Use strong passwords and install antivirus, mmkay? UK.gov pushes awareness campaign

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Re: Use strong, memorable passwords

2 issues i see with password lockers.

1. If your very forgetful, (as i am) if you forget your password locker password, then you're stuffed.

2. What if the password locker gets hacked?

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Never mind bungled Universal Credit rollout, Maude wants UK to be 'most digital' gov by 2015

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WTF?

'announced plans to put Brits' driving records online.'

Can someone give a convincing reason why there's a need for this?

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World's cheapest tablet just got CHEAPER

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Ar'nt theyshooting themselves in the foot slightly?

Won't people just wait until the price drops?

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Inside Steve Ballmer’s fondleslab rear-guard action

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Take the point, but it is still dependent on a reliable internet connection. For anyone who can't afford an second internet line onto their premises, it's going to be a key SPOF.

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Ford says Microsoft CEO target Mulally not going anywhere

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Re: Computers are not that different

How much do you reckon Coke spend on product development? I'd have thought after New Coke they'd save the money and spend it somewhere else.

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RBS MELTDOWN LATEST: 'We'll be the bank we should be ... next YEAR maybe'

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I would, except they're all as bad as each other. one way or another.

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SLAPPING an iPhone out of a corporate drone's hand: You're not the only one who longs to do it

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I think apple configurator is supposed to be helpful for apple MDM, but as i understand it, you need OSX server for it to work, which is obviously an additional cost.

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Fujitsu: Sayonara, London Stock Exchange... You're not worth the money

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So what happens to the people who own Fujitsu shares listed on the LSE? Can they still trade them somewhere else? Or do the shares just lose their value. Genuinely interested to know.

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FAT PIPE for ALL: Britain’s new tech firms take it from the telcos

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'I discovered that internet access in London’s Tech City was on a par with Will.I.Am’s contribution to the advancement of humanity, i.e. non-fucking-existent.'

Same could be said of his contribution to music.

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BOFH: GOATSE? No, I said goat fetis... you know what, forget it

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Happy

Made my Friday morning. :)

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Huawei set to pump MILLIONS into 5G mobe networking research

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Re: "the majority of the work remains ahead of us."

True, but you don't need 10 gbps per device to watch kitten videos. Aggregate through put maybe...

Not meaning to p*$$ over your joke though. Sorry

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Microsoft CEO shortlist down to EIGHT ... appropriately enough, perhaps

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Re: Options:

For the downvoter's information, the Eadon reference was a joke.

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Re: Options:

RMS?

Also, my money's on Eadon.

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