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Windows, Office zero-day vuln must wait for next Patch Tuesday, says MS

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FAIL

Eh ?

Why wait until next month for the TIFF fix ? I really don't understand why it's not pushed out as soon as it is tested and ready considering it is already being exploited.

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Another DEVASTATING Chelyabinsk METEOR STRIKE: '7x as likely' as thought

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Re: Instant climate change @ Nigel 11

It is possible as you have mentioned that an impact triggered large scale eruptions. It could have even been very unusual solar activity.

There are plenty of interesting hypothesis that all have the same scary and deadly conclusion with the prospect of whatever the cause, it will more than likely happen again at some point in the future.Now lets see if I can hitch a lift on a passing Vogon constructor fleet before then.

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Mushroom

Re: Instant climate change

Don't forget the mother of all extinctions, the Permian–Triassic event ca. 250 million years ago where 96% of marine species where wiped out. This was most likely caused by an impact event.

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Blighty promises £49m to get more British yoof into engineering careers

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Boffin

Re: It's a sad state in the UK @AC 18.49

You may wish to read this house of Commons briefing, it makes for grim reading.

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/sn01942.pdf

Manufacturing output @ 2012 prices :

1997 £197bn

2012 £139.3bn

Please do your research and engage brain before opening mouth then may be next time you won't look so foolish or blinkered.

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Hey banks: Use Win XP after deadline? You'll PAY if card data's snaffled

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Re: French Police Had The Right Idea

"And then of course major upgrades in Linux don't normally support in place updates, but require a full rebuild"

Save your ignorant uninformed bullshit for the DailyFail, most reg readers are competent across more than one OS and you have only succeeded in making yourself look like either a fanboy, shill, incompetent fool or possibly all three.

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Do-it-yourself Dropbox: Western Digital's My Cloud 2TB NAS box

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FAIL

Single HD !

Don't think so, needs to be RAID if I'm trusting it. Don't waste your money and get a proper NAS like a Synology.

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Shareholders tell Mike 'Just Do It': Dell to go PRIVATE for $24.9bn

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Re: Now for the fire sale

That as may be but the profit margins are crap. Dell make far more profit on their servers and associated software sales which is where they will be focusing in the future.

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Now for the fire sale

PC division to be sold and big lay-offs.

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Psst.. Wanna Android all-in-one PC? We have the chip tech, says Intel

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Bay trail based HTPC box

If the price is right a Baytrail based NUC HTPC is looking tasty. Don't want one of those silly all in ones though.

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Intel reveals new Haswell-based Chrome OS kit from old, new partners

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Like To Get Hands On Haswell

Make a cracking HTPC with some decent power. Just hope it's not stupidly priced.

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Peugeot 208 GTi: The original hot hatch makes a comeback

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Ah Memories

Used to have a 1.9 205 Gti and it was damn fast car on a country road and could still hold it's own now. Best fun car I ever owned.

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US intelligence: Snowden's latest leaks 'road map' for adversaries

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Black Helicopters

Re: NSA - National Socialist Agency

To the down voters, consider this:

Both the NSA and GCHQ programs were named after civil war conflicts in the US and UK:

Bullrun (US) Edgehill (UK)

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Big Brother

NSA - National Socialist Agency

IBM didn't see anything wrong with selling card machines to the Nazis. Now we know that the were used to send people to their deaths much more efficiently using machine data processing techniques.

What next from the NSA ?

Will they be telling us the we are at war with Oceana or you suddenly find yourself alone in a room with a man called O'Brien ?

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Ministry of Sound sues Spotify over user playlists

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WTF?

Look Up James Palumbo - Ministry of Shite Founder

He's good mates with Mandy Mandleson. Now didn't Mandy push through the Digital Economy Act ?

Reminds me of the Beatles song "With a Little Help from My Friends"

Probably get my ass sued now for listing the Beatles.

Reg can we have a pile of steaming dung icon for whenever we mention a politician ?

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Microsoft - do you really think you can take on Google with Nokia?

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Facepalm

Re: One Crucial Thing MS Didn't Get

Another crucial thing they didn't get - the Nokia brand name, oops.

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Brit music body BPI lobbies hard for 'UK file-sharers database'

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Megaphone

Fuck Off BPI

The good old licence fee payer gives your industry a massive subsidy and free advertising.

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BALLMER TO RETIRE FROM MICROSOFT

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Ding Dong The Ballmer's Gone

Now let's see if TPM gets dumped as well

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UK mulls ban on tiny mobiles to block prison smugglers

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Totally Agree

What complete and utter bullshit. Let's ban 7 inch tablets and go back to PC boxes the size of server rooms on the grounds you can't smuggle one up your ass into prison.

Who are these unaccountable wankers that keep making stupid decisions that treat the population as if we are all nursery school kids that cannot be trusted ?

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Apple erects measures to stop app-happy kids splurging parents' dosh

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Childcatcher

Re: They do it on purpose

Of course they do it on purpose just like the put chocolate at the supermarket checkout so kids will pester their parents into buying.

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OWN GOAL! 100s of websites blocked after UK Premier League drops ball

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FAIL

Are you watching Cameron

Are you watching Cameron,

are you watching,

are you watching,

are you watching Cameron

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Make or break: Microsoft sets date for CRUCIAL Win 8.1 launch

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FAIL

What Microsoft doesn't understand

Touch is great for a smartphone or tablet but it's a complete pain in the arse when you are using a 24in desktop system. W8.1 still does not address most of the short comings.

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Brits give thumbs-up to shale gas slurping in university-run poll

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If we don't do something VERY soon........

Then get used to sitting in the dark. Successive governments have fudged UK energy policy by failing to replace closed down nuclear plant and where we are at the point that power cuts are a real possibility. If you like living reto-style a la middle ages then by all means protest but I'm sure a few weeks of power cuts will test your resolve.

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Tax dodging? It's harder to do - and rarer - than you think

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Coat

For Average Jo Public

There are only two certain things in life:

Death and Taxes.

Look I'm only 5 minutes in the ground and there is the taxman robbing my wallet for death duties.

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Wow! British Gas bungs a million remote-controlled sales-droids in UK homes

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Big Brother

More Big Brother

Next the Government will make it mandatory to have an oxygen meter, with kill switch if you don't pay the bill or use too much.

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Royston cops' ANPR 'ring of steel' BREAKS LAW, snarls watchdog

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Big Brother

In Royston

I believe you can buy Victory gin and Victory cigarettes.

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PHWOAR! Huh! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, Prime Minister

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Big Brother

Re: The devil in the detail

Some good points there.

However I'm in as long as they block the Daily Mail as I don't want my kids to grow up bigoted, reactionary, small minded, scientifically illiterate and politically to the right of Mussolini.

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Icahn suggests pumping Mikey Dell for dollars hard over a court bench

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Re: Dear Shareholders

Hilarious,

Possibly one of the most satirical comments I've ever read on the reg.

+1

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Microsoft: Still using Office installed on a PC? Gosh, you squares

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The more MS pushes this.

The more attractive Libreoffice becomes.

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Put up your ... err ... hand for free vasectomy streamed online

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Go

Free !

Looks a snip of a deal.

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'Do the right thing and tell on a pirate' - software bods

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Coat

Re: Police involved in crime investigation shock horror!!

Yes it would seem our once beloved plod has now become the private army of the corporate establishment, especially those of the copyright cartel inclination. Remember Beardy Branson's donation to the police benevolent fund ? Note brown envelope in pocket icon.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9061383/Private-firms-give-UK-police-forces-millions-of-pounds-to-investigate-crimes.html

Disclaimer: I am in no way a swivel eyed tory voting loon who reads the Daily nazigraph, it just came out top on Google.

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'That time I hired a call girl to do my taxes while I f****d my accountant'

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WTF?

Right John

"I had some beautiful software"

There are plenty of adjectives I could use to describe your software, beautiful is certainly not one of them.

I thought you were delusional, I just didn't realise how much.

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UK telcos chuck another £1m at online child abuse watchdog

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Big Brother

Yep

Remember Stephen Conroy's the "Great Aussie Firewall" and all the chaos that ensured with all sorts of innocent parties that ended up getting blocked.

Never mind Made in China, it will be like living in China soon.

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Microsoft lures buy-curious vixens, corduroys with a cheap fondle

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Mushroom

MS Fire Sale

What a surprise, WinRT Surface turns out to be the overpriced crap we said it would be upon release and nobody is buying it.

Feel sorry for the poor kid that gets saddled with one of these.

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Boffins find evidence Atlantic Ocean has started closing

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Re: I Blame the EU

It's a Chinese commie plot to destroy the western world !

Damn patient those Chinese

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I told you I'd be back: Arnie set for another career revival

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Oh yes

So what is he appearing as UNIVAC 1 ?

Reg can we have an Old Codger icon ?

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Users rage as Fasthosts virtual servers go titsup... again

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FAIL

Slackhosts

Seem to read read regular reports of notsofasthosts falling over on their ass, don't use 'em myself - anyone with them care to comment ?

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How NSA spooks spaffed my DAD'S DATA ALL OVER THE WEB

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Black Helicopters

Bust Em a la Dotcom

Send in the choppers and guns then give them a thorough body search to make sure they are not hiding any hidden copyright infringement, after all nothing to hide, nothing to fear.

However we will be using the man with the largest hands in Britain to conduct the body searches :)

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Amazon SLASHES hosted database prices

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Go

Amazon Special Offer !

Sign up today and get a free PRISM.

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US chief spook: Look, we only want to spy on 6.66 BEELLLION of you

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Big Brother

I am not a number

What do you want?

We want information.

Whose side are you on?

That would be telling. We want information... information... information.

You won't get it.

By hook or by crook, we will.

Fuck-off America !

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Minty fresh Linux: Olivia hits the virtual shelves

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Headmaster

Re: mint is really doing things no linux has done before

Android is built on Linux.

0/10 go to the bottom of the class.

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Microsoft's Windows 8.1 secrets REVEALED ... sort of

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Re: Sounds more like 8.01

Agreed.

It was half baked crap when it came out and it will still be half baked crap after 8.1. Putting a dress on Frankenstein doesn't turn it into Gwyneth Paltrow.

"You can resize apps to any size you want" - whoopie feckin do. KDE4 has had resizeable plasmoids for years.

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Paul Allen buys lovingly restored vintage V-2 Nazi ballistic missile

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Go

For Sale

One white cat

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IBM puts supercomputer Watson to work in ROBOT CALL CENTRE

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Megaphone

I wonder if Waston understands this.....

No I haven't been mis-sold PPI, now fuck off and never bother me again.

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Hello, Goodbye ... to $408,000: John Lennon axe under the hammer

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IT Angle

?

When did the Reg turn in to NME ?

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Google tells Microsoft to yank its new WinPhone YouTube app

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Re: Quid pro quo

Couldn't agree more !

Ballmer & Co never hear the phrase "What goes around comes around" ?

Poor Microshaft, there's not a dry eye in the house.

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What freetard are you: Justified, transgressor or just honest?

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@AC 10:18

I've paid my BBC licence fee for 24 years (yes I'm an old git) which at current prices is £3,480.

That's a nice tidy sum the media industry has extracted from my pockets over the years for having the pleasure of having their films and records constantly plugged at my expense.

Radio 1 and Top of the Pops are nothing but big advertising channels for the music industry subsided by me the licence fee payer.

As far as BBC produced stuff goes, I consider as a UK citizen the content belongs to me as I bloody well pay their wages.

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Stop

Re: Concert spending

How about:

sickofgettingmyassshaftedbycartelstard

When the entertainment industry pulls little stunts like DVD regionalisation then they deserve all they get.

Three companies control over 70% of the world music market !

Get real Andrew and stop thinking all Megacorp CEOs are Guardian reading, flip-flop wearing gentile hippies. They are ruthless business men who will sell their own grandmother for $1 and quite happily shaft "artistes" just for the fun of it.

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Thousands rally behind teen girl cuffed, expelled in harmless 'explosion'

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Re: Just like you Lewis!

Yep I started out just the same and ended up becoming a biochemist.

However one of my friends wasn't quite so lucky with his experiments and now he can only count to 8 1/2.

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Seagate's bottom line smacked as users bin desktops for tablets

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Re: People aren't ditching desktops

Second the price comment, something does seem to be fishy about the pricing. I smell a cartel going on.

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Brit horologist hammers out ‘first’ ATOMIC-POWERED watch

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That's useful

Now I can tell just how late my train is to the nearest nanosecond.

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