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Gmail users howl in anguish at 'disappeared' accounts

DrunkenMessiah
Stop

Well...

Given the rate of failure for flash drives, I'd recommend that if you were to do this, you also store that critical data elsewhere, preferably in a RAID configuration.

You might not like it, but your local disks (hard, flash or otherwise) are much more likely to fail and be unrecoverable than a huge cluster of Google/MS/BlahCorp disks. I'm also hoping that Google et al are more diligent with backups than my dad is.

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Man nabbed nude pics from women's email accounts

DrunkenMessiah
Paris Hilton

And here's the obligatory...

Pics or it didn't happen!

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US woman sues again over XP 'downgrade', seeks class action

DrunkenMessiah
WTF?

Re: XP not Vista

"If you want Windows XP you should be allowed to purchase Windows XP"

Why? It's an out dated product that is no longer on sale because there are newer versions. How many vendors still allow you to buy old versions of their products?

If MS let you buy all their previous versions of Windows they'd be letting themselves in for a support nightmare. Everyone would still be using Windows 3.11 or Windows 95 because that's what they are used to. Bleh!

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BOFH: BOFH vs Bot: Ultimate Smackdown

DrunkenMessiah
Heart

Duke Nukem Forever...

Bit of a fixation there, Simon?

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One-third of iPad fanbois don't download apps

DrunkenMessiah
Jobs Horns

But...

...you still want one right?

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Dixons risks future of humanity with Star Wars-themed ads

DrunkenMessiah
Boffin

Re: Re: Well now...

I'll agree on the second point but never on the first! NEVER!

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DrunkenMessiah
Thumb Down

Well now...

Are you trying to compete for the most downrated comment ever? This must come close.

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Rooney exits Man U with a few choice words

DrunkenMessiah
Terminator

Breaking News:

Alex Ferguson calls Rooney a "fanny".

I think this may be a case of the word not really having the same meaning in the US.

*Using the Rooney face icon*

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An HTC named Desire. OK, two HTCs...

DrunkenMessiah

Regardless

Regardless of whether the factory is in China, Thailand or Bermuda HTC is still a Taiwanese company.

The difference? It's a different country. Not sure what you mean by that tbh.

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Google search button is, like, so 2009 - or something

DrunkenMessiah
Unhappy

Oh balls

I really hope they don't implement this "while you type" search. I can't be arsed with my results jumping about all the time eventhough I've not finished my search. Just let me search for what I want to search for...

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Acer Stream Android smartphone

DrunkenMessiah

Hmm

I'm guessing that one cable may hamper the other... just a guess though.

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Jobs moves to the heavens with Apple TV

DrunkenMessiah
FAIL

720p

And presumably takes 30 minutes to buffer... otherwise how is my 6Mb adsl broadband going to cope? Probably the same as it does with iPlayer HD - not well.

I'm out on this one.

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Cyber-jihadists deface home of teddy bears' picnic

DrunkenMessiah
Flame

@Mr__H

Point 1: Being an atheist does not mean you don't have morals. While you may think that morality is instilled in us by the belief that is we do something wrong we'll be punished in an afterlife, most atheist believe that if we do something wrong, it's wrong. For me, hurting people is not on the cards, not because I think that if I do I'll be punished, but because I don't want to.

Point 2: You can twist words as much as you want but we both know that atheism is the non-believe in a deity, a supernatural being which may or may not be all seeing, all powerful, all guiding or all anything. You can call money, fame etc Gods if you wish but don't pretend that you don't know and we don't know that you're twisting the meanings of words.

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Google tests 'streaming' search engine

DrunkenMessiah
Black Helicopters

Isn't Scroogle dead?

It just redirects to Google...

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LucasFilm sets lawyers on Jedi nameswipers

DrunkenMessiah
Terminator

Hmm

Did Lucas sue Motorolla?

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PA school district avoids charges over webcam spy scandal

DrunkenMessiah
WTF?

Since when...

...was ignorance of the law deemed a viable defence?

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First SMS Trojan for Android is in the wild

DrunkenMessiah
Stop

Re: Mr/Mrs/Ms

"Android is a great product, but you have to have a walled garden"

Absolutely agree. That's why Android, by default, does not allow you to install apps from unknown sources.

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DrunkenMessiah
Alert

RE: It's possible because

You seem to have missed that this app is not downloadable on the Market. It has been downloaded from some nefarious site.

Also, Android already has the UAC type window. When you install an app you are briefed on exaclty what it can do.

When you take that a step further and then require permission everytime an app is launched/does something, you just break the app. Who the hell wants to download an alternative SMS/Dialer app when it's going to prompt you for permissions everytime it does something. If you don't like what it's going to do, don't install it!

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DrunkenMessiah
Stop

It's not about belief

It's not a virus, it's a social networking trojan and that's that.

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Extreme porn law on the ropes

DrunkenMessiah
Stop

Re: hope he

Just don't record it!

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Feds admit storing pervscanner pics

DrunkenMessiah
Paris Hilton

That's what...

...the machine operator said.

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DrunkenMessiah
WTF?

Or...

How about focusing on the blatant disregard for a person's right to privacy?

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Android surges past iPhone in smartphone sales

DrunkenMessiah
FAIL

RE: Not all Symbian phones are smartphones?

Reverse FAIL.

No, not all Symbain phones are smartphones. For instance, the Nokia 3310 runs a Symbian OS, would you class this as a smartphone? I certainly wouldn't. What would I call it? Probably just a phone.

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DrunkenMessiah
Stop

Symbian

Not all Symbian phones are smartphones. Also, this study is an American one, where Nokia (where the OS of choice is Symbian) doesn't have a great uptake. We need global figures to show what you want.

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Solar plasma aurora storm to hit Earth tomorrow today!

DrunkenMessiah
Flame

Sure was, I read it again last week!

See here: http://bofh.ntk.net/BOFH/0000/bastard06.php

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Google sets Android on pirates

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Thumb Up

Good stuff

Glad Google is doing something about the rather easy piracy in Android, it's long overdue.

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Microsoft lines staff pockets with Windows 7 phone

DrunkenMessiah
Coat

Hmmm

I get free coffee at work...

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iPhone 4 burns, hurts owner

DrunkenMessiah
Coat

Well....

Steve Jobs has always maintained that the iPhone was "hot stuff"

...

I'll get me coat...

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Android spanks Apple’s iOS 4 in JavaScript race

DrunkenMessiah
FAIL

"a friend with an Android phone was seriously worried about taking it abroad"

This is incorrect. If I turn my 3G off, it stays off until I explicitly turn it back on.

Also, as others have pointed out, there is a setting to disable data roaming.

I've heard the same legend about the iPhone... wonder if this is just getting confused?

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Motorola advert revels in anti-iPhone schadenfreude

DrunkenMessiah
FAIL

Re: Brilliant

You are the perfect example of why large companies can get away with huge flaws in their products.

After going on about how Apple have messed up and telling us about the device's faults you then go on to say you'll probably still get one.

WTF? WHY? Brand loyalty? Why do people continually pay for terrible products, it only reinforces the point-of-view that companies can put out this garbage without any need to care about the user.

You, sir, are a sucker.

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Apple: we've sold a lot of iPhone 4s

DrunkenMessiah
Jobs Horns

I'm all for choice

And if it's your choice to own an iPhone then so be it. Personally I prefer something a little more open and flexible but that's not for everyone, clearly. I won't take a dig at someone for wanting an iPhone but I will reserve my right to take a dig at the iPhone/Apple/Mr Jobs whenever I like.

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Google can kill or install apps on citizen Androids

DrunkenMessiah
Grenade

RE: Oh well...

I'd be interested to know what smartphone you'll get instead which doesn't have this feature or another like it?

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Google readies 'late fall' Chrome OS release

DrunkenMessiah
Stop

Not just different spellings

The differences are there to determine what hardware platform the software can run on. x86 is used to denote a processor family based on Intel's 8086 and it's derivatives. x86-32 is commonly used to tell them apart from the other processor architectures such as SPARC and PowerPC.

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Regent Street blocked by iPad fanboi swarm

DrunkenMessiah
Jobs Horns

Oh there's plenty interest...

...it's just that it's all tied up in mocking the weak.

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DrunkenMessiah
FAIL

You do know...

That e-readers have been out for years right?

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Amazon Kindle flunked by college students

DrunkenMessiah

E-Readers

I've had a Cool-ER e-reader for about a year now and it was well worth the money. I've used it for both entertainment and studying and have found it to be fantastic for both. However, I am not the kind of person who makes notes in books. If I was, then I can see how it would be annoying to have that basic function taken away.

Searching through a volume should be easier on an e-reader than a normal book. In fact, it is. The space I am saving by having around 120 books (and room for more) on my reader rather than in my study is more than worth it. Plus the millions of out of copyright books, completely freely available books on the internet have actually saved me money, even when you take into account the initial £180 for the device.

The iPad - I'm not a lover of the thing but surely the limitations in the article can be overcome by some clever software, and I'll bet that Apple have the intuitiveness to do it.

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Brit consumers shun the iPad - for now

DrunkenMessiah
Flame

What?

I bet they didn't.

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Android tops iPhone in US (no thanks to the Nexus One)

DrunkenMessiah
FAIL

Nope

This article is about US sales, the other you are referring to was about world sales. Believe it or not, there is a difference.

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Researchers spy on BitTorrent users in real-time

DrunkenMessiah
Linux

re: copyrighted material?

They can *probably guess* from the file name "Avatar.Bluray.RIP.EncodersNameGoesHere.avi" that it's unlikely to be the random Linux distro of the month.

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DrunkenMessiah

Third thing...

You don't need to upload content to get IP addresses. I could go into any swarm right now and get hundreds of IPs of people leeching content. At least some of those IPs won't be proxied and some of those ISPs will be willing to co-operate and there you have your victims.

The only new thing with this report is that someone's actually come out and said they can track IPs over multiple downloads. To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if the RIAA, MPAA et al aren't already doing this.

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Hawking: Aliens are out there, likely to be Bad News

DrunkenMessiah
Jobs Horns

iPad or three?

You can only get two iPads buddy and I doubt Cupertino would make an exception for that black market peddler Quark.

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DrunkenMessiah
Alien

Yeah...

Because no-one's ever pissed on an ant hill just because they thought it would be funny...!

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HTC Desire

DrunkenMessiah
Go

DivX Playback

...there's an app for that...

Download yxflash from the Market - it's a paid for app but hey, it works and the dev is pretty good with updates.

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BOFH: The PFY Chronicles Part The Third

DrunkenMessiah
Stop

amanfromMars

He is Not. This is amanfromMars1. Different person/Thing/alien I Thinketh. amanfromMars could never Make that much Sense!

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DrunkenMessiah

Re: Mycho

""Arrest that man!" he says, pointing at me, as the 'beancounter' breaks out a set of handcuffs."

I'm not sure they're the same person, how can he both point and break out some handcuffs? I think the 'beancounter' is an undercover cop and the KiwiFoo guy is Simon. I think.

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Million pound Usenet indexer found guilty

DrunkenMessiah

Absolutely

Newzbin don't provide anything that you can't get anyway by using a newsreader, they just make it a bit easier to find.

This case is a joke and as someone above pointed out, it seems the judge forgot the difference between hosting material and indexing it.

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Vodafone ships Mariposa-infected HTC Magic

DrunkenMessiah
FAIL

Wow, talk about bad luck

So the ONE SD-Card that was infected was sold to an anti-virus worker? That's pretty bad luck for Vodafone.

And yeah, it's the SD-Card that's infected, not Android. Sort it out.

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Cisco promises to 'forever change the internet'

DrunkenMessiah
Pirate

Tomorrow's Headlines:

Cisco Uses Power for Evil!

And the only way you'll be able to see these healines are on old style "newspapers" because today, Cisco will announce that they are going to hold the world to ransom by shutting down ALL their routers, killing the Interwebs...

...the price of this dastardly blackmailing scheme? One MILLION DOLLARS!

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Florida woman prangs car while shaving her privates

DrunkenMessiah
Coat

Silly Merkin

Silly Merkin... yeah I'll just go now...

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E-book buyers favour iPad over Kindle and co.

DrunkenMessiah
FAIL

FAIL

Completely flawed data.

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