* Posts by knarf

229 posts • joined 8 Mar 2013

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Met Police to slash hundreds of IT jobs, hands £216m outsourcing gig to Steria

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"outside of the London area".

Offshore more likely

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Antiques in spaaaaace! Retired space shuttles cannibalised for parts

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Alien

Pppsssstt....

Well the they have a StarGate and some cool alien tech.

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Has Microsoft saved the Apple Watch with Outlook improvement?

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That's the second time MSFT has pulled Apple back from the brink!

I think JJ was referring to the time when Bill Gates bailed Apple out (or else it would have went under) with lots of cheap cash. Apple staff booed Bill at the company meeting.

Steve : We can save the company, with this guy who will save your jobs!!1

Apple Staff : Boooooooo.....

Bill : nods and moves on.

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Small number of computer-aided rifles could be hacked in contrived scenario

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Distance

If you are close enough to hack it it won't make much difference to the shot. If you far enough away then it won't matter as the wifi is out of range.

Pointless but interesting never the less.

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Beijing cops' iPhone swoop knocks out counterfeit mobe makers

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I would love to know how much a fake Iphone cost to make.

I would guess it was well under £$100

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US beats Iran as Japan's tincan footie team wins robot World Cup

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But US agreed to give Iran extra batteries

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Arctic ice EMBIGGENS, returns to 1980s levels of cap cover

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Good news for Polar Bears

They love a bit of ice with their seals.

Mind you ice growth proves Global Warming is you adjust.. eh ... recalibrate... fix... massage the figures enough

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Scammers going after iOS as fake crash reports hit UK

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I heard a story last week of phone scammers..

Little old wifie got a call from MS to fix an issue on hers PC, she was well and truly sucked in. A remote desktop service was installed and the scammer proceeded to route about her pc "fixing stuff!". A payment was requested so she handed over her bank details as well as her debit card details after a two hour call. The card transaction failed so they attempted to take the transaction with her credit card(s) for the sum of £150, the actual sum attempted was over £300 but the credit card company blocked this, it was explain to her this was because it was Tunisia and it would have to be a Western Union payment. Then she started to get suspicious asking why Tunisia and it was explained so they could dodge tax in the UK (quite plausible if you ask me), she ended up with no cash taken and likely has to burn her cards.

You could say a fool and their money are soon parted, but not everyone is tech savy and its much easier to be conned than most people think (look at Politics).

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Cops baffled by 'canal corpse' that turned out to be COCONUTS

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That's NUTS!!!

Sorry couldn't resist

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Russian billionaire: GET me the ALIENS ON THE PHONE. Do it NOW

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Re: Only one?

Not sure the "Third Hawkings Form" would enhance the chances

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This is the odds

http://io9.com/what-a-brand-new-equation-reveals-about-our-odds-of-fin-531575395

Odds are we won't find any

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Here's why Whittingdale kicked a subscription BBC into the future

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I love the BBC but....

I'm not sure it is worth it for the programs I watch, also the "dumbing down" of news recently I find quite annoying.

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UK.gov will appeal against DRIPA-busting verdict, says minister

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hmmm,,,

The government, however, has stated it will take "whatever steps are necessary to ensure communications data continues to be available when it is needed."

Screw you people who elected us; we want our toys,

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FEMALE BLOOD-SUCKERS zero in on human prey by smelling our BREATH

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Fire!

So a fire emits C02 its got a thermal signature so why don't we all just carry a flaming torch, not suitable for fire risk area or while riding your bike

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Google robo-car in rear-end smash – but cack-handed human blamed

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I ride motorcycles so...

I treat all car drivers as complete idiots and this seems to be proved rather life saving on a number of occasions.

I have noticed that if a car slightly wobbles then there is a good chance it will change direction, its if the driver has a little practice before doing it. Not sure silicon drivers will do me the same favour.

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Ideal solar system for SECOND EARTH found – and it's just 186 light-years away

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It like that great pub

By the time you get there its not really all that good.

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Peak Google? Chocolate Factory cuts costs amid dwindling growth

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Youtube

Other areas of the business are also yet to make a profit. YouTube's revenue increased by $1bn (£644m) in 2014. But after paying for content and the equipment to deliver speedy videos, YouTube’s bottom line is “roughly break-even,” a source told The Wall Street Journal earlier this year.

If that was MS they would can the whole division

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Trebles all round: The BBC's won this licence fee showdown

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Yeah its a tax operated by thugs

A Polish bloke who used to work here had no interest in TV broadcast or streamed and was forever getting letters from them demanding money for a licence and BBC thugs at his door demanding to see his living room, which he dutiful showed him.

He does have a few PCs and broadband connection which will likely cost him as he could stream if he wanted to, so its really a Computer / Phone / Broadband tax

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Rise of the Machines: ROBOT KILLS MAN at Volkswagen plant

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Did I miss any?

Greece as VW can't afford new robots

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Mars rover Opportunity shuns dodgy flash chips, relies on RAM

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Good Morning Mars Where I am

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US senate committee wants Twitter, Facebook to report 'terrorist' posts

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They will report everyone

This is how it works;

Anyone who ever mentions "key words or phrase" will automatically get reported. So that just about everyone.

This is what banks do with money laundering laws.

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Bloodthirsty Microsoft prepares for imminent 'major' job cuts

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Short Sighted Agent

MS keeps doing this, invest big then if there is no short term gain then cash out. Stupid MS

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China hacks 'everything that doesn't move' says Hilary Clinton

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Pot Kettle .....

The US of A is not really pure white in this regard, there is a war going on, a Cold Electron War.

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Boffin: Will I soon be able to CLONE a WOOLLY MAMMOTH? YES. Should I? Hell NO

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Let 'em loose in Russia

Might do some good to the environment there.

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FOUND: NASA's stray balloon located in the middle of nowhere

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NASA Expect a fine and a big one

Oh.... you can't land/park/crash here...tut tut tut....Here's a fine.

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Congratulations! You survived the leap secondocalypse

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awww......

I was looking forward to roaming the wastelands fighting bad guys in my interceptor

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Crowdfunded beg-a-thon to bail out Greece raises 0.003% of target

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Re: Ignorance of the issue

Ah... No this is so Germany/France can keep selling cars to Southern Europe. Like the rest of the world Money flows North

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Sadly this would not work

As history tells us, Greece would just spend the money on some fancy sporting event while leaking cash to everyone who doesn't need it.

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Microsoft's magic hurts: Nadella signals 'tough choices' on the way

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Bah...

I quite like my Lumia 1020 and would like another Lumia, pity if they shelved the whole unit, instead of taking a long view of phones.

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Sawfish are the VIRGIN MARYS of the SEA thanks to virgin births

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Re: Something fishy about this.

Cod of Cod

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Swordfish fatally stabs man after man stabs, fatally, swordfish

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Re: @TonyJ

Isn't it every American's right to bear arms

I always thought that was just short sleeves and somehow got lost in translation

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Apple announces 'Home' iOS 9 app to run the Internet of Stuff

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oh £100 light bulbs with that special glow

The glow is the money burning you just spent on a £100 light bulb

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Microsoft's Surface 3 is sweet – but I wouldn't tickle my nads with it

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Why Why I always asked myself for Surface

It won't sit on your lap as it will fall over so its not a laptop as using the keyboard requires a desk, its windows and the "Metro" apps are next to useless.

Buy a nice a ultrabook, more practical and usable.

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

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Trollface

oh Dear

There will be a lot of SNP voters in jail

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Red-faced Germans halt NSA cooperation after Euro spying revealed

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Hell why have your own Secret Police

When the US will do it for free.

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Cloudy storage merchant Box sneaks on to Chromebooks

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Box stressed: “You own the users, the content and the authentication.”

For now, once your in deep our T&Cs will likely change.

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Graphene spintronics crowned latest Moore's Law extender contender

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Re: I'm confused

Ah the brownian motion, I'll get my towel

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'Hackers racked up $$$$s via the Android Play Store, and Google won't pay me back'

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Wonder if this story will get blacklisted

Interesting to keep tabs on it.

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WORLD+DOG line up to SLAM Google after anti-trust case unveiled

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There is someone as MS laughing their head off

Maybe chromebooks will give you a browser choice

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All Mac owners should migrate to OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 ASAP

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Not for older MACs

Apple stops you upgrading if your mac is too old..... sorry not supported .....sorry.... buy a new mac buddy....

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Cybercrime taskforce collects huge botnet scalp on first go

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Who knew

I wonder if all those infected and then clean where even aware what had happened

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Australia finds $1 BEELLION to replace No-SQL DATABASE

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System 204's deficiencies have been known since about 2004, but the government now says replacing it will “reboot” Australia's welfare systems, “ boost efficiencies and help advance many welfare reforms”.

We call it austerity in the UK

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Dot-com intimidation forces Indiana to undo hated anti-gay law

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Local Shop

This is a local Shop for local people, we don't want a bypass here.

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Facebook's phone KILLER: Messenger will replace TALKING, says Zuck

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Re: Facebook is Passe

I think he is clutching at straws

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NASA: We're gonna rip up an ASTEROID and make it ORBIT the MOON

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Next Story : NASA Smashes Asteroid in Earth

Space stuff fails all the time (except rovers it seems) and this really really could go wrong.

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Shock development: Darkweb drug n' gun dealers are untrustworthy

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Live by the Escrow die by the Escrow

Some sods will come off fairly badly from this, maybe we need regulation *sic*

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Not in the Budget: Spooks beg UK.gov for £111m brown envelope

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Can't they just steal it

With all that tech I'm sure they could raid a few redundant accounts from a few dead crims or corrupt despots

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Brute force box lets researchers, Cops, pop iDevice locks

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Just Wait

There is will 100s of these sold / created and Apple will just do a small fix and render all of them useless, if the cops the create these than so can crooks

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Attack of the Digital People: The BBC goes fully Bong

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Gravy train

You must admit it would be a great gravy train to get on, you don't even have to show it works, could work or even provide results..... just howl "think of the children"

Most of those micrbits will end up on ebay or in the soles of their parents feet.

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IBM staffers climb over each other in race for redundancy payout

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But the Company (IBM here) can't disclose if the employee took it wilfully or were forced, so unless the employee admits to it and even the employee can claim they were forced or advised to apply. Its a sticky mess.

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