* Posts by Steve

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Phorm gets £15m lifeline

Steve
Unhappy

I wonder why they get away with it?

Oh perhaps they have friends who used to be in high places who still have friends who are...

http://www.phorm.com/about/board_lamont.php

Lord Lamont

Non-Executive Director

Lord Lamont was a member of the House of Commons for 25 years; Chancellor of the Exchequer between 1990 and 1993 and was a minister in the Departments of Energy, Defence and Industry. He currently serves as chairman, director and advisor for a number of companies and investment funds and has considerable business experience both in the UK and internationally.

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Millions opted into UK mobile phone directory

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Ofcom backhander?

How much did they bung Ofcom to get away with this, as much as Sky or just as much as Phorm?

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Best Buy leaked memo spills Windows 7 upgrade details

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Too expensive!

I'll look elsewhere when XP critical update support ends. After all the only reason to upgrade is to get security updates right?

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Police deny targeting kids for DNA

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FFS

It's not just parliament (yes with a small 'p' these days) that should be seeing resignations!

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Brown to Sugar: 'You're hired'

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Go back and read again

Being Knighted does indeed make you a Sir... It doesn't make you a Lord, this article was about him being "Upgraded" to Lord Sugar!

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Russia stings Microsoft with monopoly case

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Go back and read the article

It clearly say this is about various OEM's getting preferential licensing rates.

"FAS Russia said: "According to the information given by «Microsoft Rus» Ltd., operation systems of the same version have different prices (OS distributed through PC manufacturers (OEM)). This contains elements of antimonopoly violations, in terms of economically, technologically and otherwise unjustified fixing of different prices (rates) for the same goods.""

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Microsoft renames netbooks 'low cost small notebook PCs'

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Coat

@ Mark Aggleton 06:53

I can only imagine you mean POS in it's classical meaning (no not Point Of Sale), It's good to see some honesty in their product names...

Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 (Piece Of Shit being an additional lisense I would imagine)...

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BT bumps up broadband speeds

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marketing bullshit

The speed increase will make no difference if they continue to limit and throttle, if you want this for real you'll have to pay a bit more and get Be or O2.

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Microsoft takes hard line on Win 7 hardware

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Joke

OMG you mean my mouse wont work

I'd better stick with XP, I don't want to upgrade and find my mouse has to be replaced!!!

Good one M$ how retarded is your marketing???

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Wiltshire welcomes clutch of Great Bustards

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ahem

"the project releases between six and 32 young birds reared from eggs"

Don't you mean the project releases between six and 32 young bustards?

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How will sir pay? Facebook credits, that'll do nicely

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When will people learn?

Facebook aint yours, it's theirs, if they want to charge you then they will, and if you think collective defiance will keep it free, think again, people are stupid enough to pay, yes even your friends...

As for the currency, how is this different to the selling of virtual presents that already goes on?

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Xandros - the Linux company that isn't

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That old thing?

They are building add-ons for something that is freely given to the world and then selling it. Greedy fuckers.

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Dell axes hackintosh makers' favourite netbook

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How strange?

Remember the story from a few days ago, M$ want netbooks to have a 10" maximum screen size? Perhaps it's also the minimum...

I'm very happy with my Mini 9, it runs OSX 10.5.7 much faster than it ever ran XP.

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Gordon 'to sacky' Wacky Jacqui

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Paris Hilton

OMG Life after Monday will be that bit sweeter

Paris? Well even Paris could see this is a good thing!

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Wikipedia bans Church of Scientology

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Dangerous Cult

Not a bad start! Now if we can remove them from Europe I'll be truly happy. :D

Ban them, they are a cult not a religion, religions are open in most of their practices, cults hide what they do from outsiders. Cults are bad for people.

So let see what I know about Co$, well you have a shop on TCR where you try to trick people into talking to you with a "free personality test" I always thought it was funny, because the people offering it looked like overtired zombies.

Then there was your attempt to hold a rally in Trafalgar Square, thats right our ex-mayor called you a dangerous cult, and banned your sorry, scamming, arses.

I was in Amsterdam last year and saw a huge demo against your business/dangerous cult (you call it religion, it aint tho is it), 'what did the cult do to provoke this' I asked, 'oh they want to ban weed' oh my f#ck did I laugh!

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Ubuntu brings Google Android apps to netbooks

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This has antitrust written all over it

I thought the 1GB RAM limit on netbooks sold with XP was bad, now they are going to force hardware vendors to limit screen size.

Windows runs like a snail compared to OSX and Ubuntu on the Atom, and with the 3 apps limit I can see Windows doing a lot of damage to the netbook market.

It's easy to say "well buy the Ubuntu model", but as with the Dell Mini 9 the only way to get a netbook with a larger SSD is to get the Windows version and reinstall the OS.

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Women coppers eager to drop trousers

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FFS

I couldn't care less...

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Chip cooler launches liquid nitro at CPUs

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Paris Hilton

@ Christopher Ahrens

Go back to reading the Daily Mail, there are others just like you there, you can be together.

Seriously liquid Nitrogen is easy to get.

"there will more than likely be more than a few deaths / mutilation occurring"

Well come the revolution I hope you aren't on my side with your exploding Nitrogen.

OMG I'M BREATHING IT NOW!!!

Am I going to explode too????

Even Paris knows what Air is made of...

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Seriously though people! ..yes Christopher you too

You should use liquid Nitrogen in a well ventilated area due to Oxygen displacement.

Source...

http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/healthandsafety/essafety/specific/liquid_nitrogen.pdf

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Brown red in face after blusher found in cab

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Wot!

A cabbie that reads the Sun... Never.

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Virgin Media pilots 200Mbit service

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Aka tiered Internet

"'wideband' services" "used by consumers," said Virgin Media chief executive Neil (Net Neutrality is “A Load of Bollocks”) Berkett.

Aka tiered Internet, coz even with all that bandwidth they'll want you to pay for youtube

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Free mobile broadband from Vodafone

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t-mobile

On t-mobile you get that nasty webandwalk page (tarted up google) which would make me google google to get to the real google, see?

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Meet Phorm's PR genius

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@ HamsterWheel

Isn't everyone anti-Phorm?

Even after their illegal user profiling with BT you must be against them?

Are you on their payroll?

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@ Andy S

Hi Andy, are you new here?

El Reg isn't exactly aligned with any party, or each other afaik...

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Infosec opens in new venue

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We need more evidence

Will El Reg will be trawling the stalls with hidden cameras etc?

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Phorm boss blogs from a dark, dark place

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Haha nutters

They seem rather paranoid I'll bet they are scared of these competitors profiling them...

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Go, Brown, go!

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IT Angle

No one is forcing you

You come to the Register, it doesn't come to you, if it wasn't for stories like this I'd go elsewhere.

Fuck the IT angle this is important!

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US lawmakers to de-silence electric cars

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Stop

Cyclists!

Are much higher up and can see where they are going, and we don't normally speed, we don't have blind spots, oh and my air horn works for the ipodded tards out there.

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Windows 7 and the Linux lesson

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it makes sense

This product (Windows) has to be used by idiots they freak out when it does something different to the norm. That's why all the testing.

But I'm not one of them so why am I waiting for this limbo to end? Perhaps I should be using Linux, it's a grown up OS which has a development cycle which makes sense and is open which makes sense .

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GeoCities demolished

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Paris Hilton

A look back

http://web.archive.org/web/19970417042104/www9.geocities.com/homestead/homedir.html

Check out the information superhighway dude!

Why Paris, Well I doubt she would have a mention on GC.

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Steve
Unhappy

@ Andrew Moore

Exactly! :D

I really must look up my old GeoCities page... Sniff sniff, [wipes tear away]

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MPs to probe ISP snooping and throttling

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@ Anonymous Coward

Nope Bittorrent can run over any port of your choosing, class dismissed!

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It's US vs Europe as world e-car plug standard race nears end

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Stop

FFS another format war?

Why can't they just agree?

IEC 60309 is fine, are they afraid someone might plug in and use the power for sommit else? That'll happen eventually anyway,,,

Locking could be achieved by having the socket cover/flap designed to enclose the plug and lock, easy peasy...

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Virgin Media sticks with Phorm

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Joke

evil isp evil snoop

A marriage made in heaven, Virgin and Phorm have so much in common, I think Virgin should buy them. :D

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Pirate Bay loses trial: defendants face prison time, hefty fines

Steve
Dead Vulture

TPB Blog post

As El Reg has not provided TPB's comments, here is...

"So, the dice courts judgement is here. It was lol to read and hear, crazy verdict.

But as in all good movies, the heroes lose in the beginning but have an epic victory in the end anyhow. That's the only thing hollywood ever taught us."

via... http://thepiratebay.org/special/2009epicwinanyhow.php

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BT chief: People don't need fibre to the home

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Stop

"What we cannot do in the UK is go back to monopoly,"

BT want's to use the fibre to the home Virgin are installing perhaps?

Bollox to BT's Ford vs Ferrari argument I want instant downloads for iPlayer/Movie rental/torrents. ;)

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Microsoft cut 'n' shuts search engine with bribery machine

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use live search?

Not if they paid me!

Not since I was looking for the IE7 installer download and the browser I was on (Not my own) defaulted to /Live Search/ it could not find it, it found loads of spyware I might choose to install tho', I went to google and it found it straight away.

Why oh why would I use a search service that not only cant even find their own software downloads, but gives me results that would/could cause damage to my OS?

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Jamaica cracks down on 'daggering' after broken todger upswing

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OMG!

The Pastor rocks! El Reg should have him write a column!!!

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'Let me use poo-flinging Roman siege engine against burglars'

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Well just stick with the muck

Ok so the railway sleeper is a bit much, but why not the chicken shit?

Great story, I thought it was by Mr Lester Haines!

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Mozilla considers dumping Firefox support for Win2k, early XP

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fair enougth

If you are running anything lower than XP/SP3 then you clearly don't want to run the latest software updates and that goes for your browser too.

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Virgin Media switches to Gmail

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Paris Hilton

Haha

So they have given up on being an email provider, it would be nice if they now admitted they are also crap at providing fast reliable broadband.

Even Paris can see they are the worst ISP of all time...

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BT does Italian Job on London traffic lights

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So where is this map of deep level tunnels?

There probably is no map! Half of these are secret, until recently they flatly refused to say there were any at all.

Oh and some are 100ft (30m) under the surface...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7672374.stm

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Students Union reps vote to ban cheap booze for students

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plus!!!

The students will go elsewhere to drink, which will rob the unions of the revenue they need to support students welfare which was their original purpose.

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BBC fined £150k over Manuelgate

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Where's my rebate?

Or are they going to use it to fund selling off OUR bandwidth?

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Aussie classification site hacked in censorship protest

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Download link not working

Perhaps they should distribute via bittorrent! :D

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Dell MacBook Air Adamo officially launched

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Fugly

It looks all sharp and pointy, what happened to the nice designs?

I prefer the mini 9 styling's.

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Guns N' Roses blogger faces music prison

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I'd love to meet one of those RIAA guys

and give him the stink palm, it would prolly be the only people worth the after scrub.

Saaay! Would you like a chocolate covered pretzel? They are a little melty but daaaamn are they good! :D

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Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009)

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Very quiet!

The one thing no one talks about when it comes to the Mini.. It's incredibly quiet!

I tried the Shuttle PC's and even at one point having a PC in a cupboard, but the Mac Mini has won me over, it makes less noise than my laptop.

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Windows app store breaks old ground for Microsoft

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Hahahahahaha

Losers! They will never get it will they? Microsoft will always get it just that little bit wrong (5 submissions) due to their greed they will never lead again. Even where they are still in the lead they are losing ground.

Hey Balmer, we don't need your software anymore! We have better places to go (Google, Apple, and more web based co's that I could list) and you are still sat there telling people they still need you while we go to these other friendlier better more polished and dare I say it cooler and more professional vendors.

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Homosexuality does for UK blue duck population

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Christians say its not natural!

Christians (and all the other god botherers) say its not natural... Ducks say it is...

Ducks are indisputably natural...

Therefore...

Christians (and all the other god botherers) are not natural and homosexuality is natural.

So I was right all along! hurrah! :)

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