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* Posts by g e

2759 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Mensch pal Bozier defends Menshn security, dubs critics 'snippy geeks'

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Come 'n 'ave a go if you think y'er 'ard enuff

Did it read like that to anyone else?

They're gonna be offline by the weekend methinks.

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Antarctic ice shelves not melting at all, new field data show

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Whaddya expect

When their mortages are reliant on grants for saying the world's ending.

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Exactly

Something the UEA's CRU is famous for

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Kodak's using bankruptcy to rob us of our rights – Apple

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Re: Canon/Nikon should step in

Looks like I got me an antifan.

Kwality

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Canon/Nikon should step in

And buy the lot, assuming they still can at this point, giving Apple a much harder target to browbeat.

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Texas sues Google for 'withholding' documents from antitrust probe

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Meh

"which claimed attorney-client privilege"

Which surely would also have been the time to decide whether or not that was a valid argument.

If you don't have to fork over stuff then don't.

Can someone give Texas their dolly back, it seems to have fallen out of the pram.

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Apple cops $AU2.5m fine for misleading consumers

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Re: ..now for other countries

We'll wheel out our nans to gum them into submission!

Come & give Granny a nice kiss...

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FCC boss applauds moves to block UN internet control

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Quick amend...

Don't care that.....

While they have the ability to bomb 'freedom' into you on a whim.

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Re: If I ruled the world

Plus who the hell would Hollywood pay their kickbacks to if no US senators had any influence over intertube policy?

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Tesco exec brands UltraViolet 'too complicated' for Brits

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So... hang on...

If say overnight you kittens decide to play pretend-its-a-mouse with your BD of Prometheus you're fine, because you can still watch the STANDARD DEFINITION version online?

WTF is that. If you buy a BD you want a BD quality download, too. I'm sure most people will think of it more as a cloud movie backup thing than a library. After all, they HAVE the disc, right? I get that maybe sometime in a distant Utopian future Big Media will allow online purchases of UV-only media (when they finally move their biz model into the 3rd millennium), sure, but that would make it even MORE important to have top-quality rips available, yes?

Sounds like a load of bollocks to me compared to other options of getting 'standard definition' movies.

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Tech fault at RBS and Natwest freezes millions of UK bank balances

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Didn't another bank stuff up just the other day?

Quel coincidence... or is it

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Samsung to probe Galaxy S III blaze claim

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Re: Sat here waiting for my S3 to explode or do something

Whoooa!!!

What an Appleist

Does Xenophobia extend to gadget preference these days? Like I give a toss about what you think anyway.

AC ... AssClown.

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Re: Apple ploy, iPad proximity destruct code

I wonder, if you drop the phone on is bottom edge, if it beknackers the mic and could cause this...

Phone on seat or otherwise not in car holder, sudden braking... boof.

Not about to test on mine though you others feel free and let us know!

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Sat here waiting for my S3 to explode or do something

Slow day, need some excitement. Bloody thing's just working properly, no smoke, flames or kabooms.

Most disappointing. Well, from the excitement point of view, excellent news from the not-having-to-get-the-bloody-thing-fixed point of view.

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Re: Blaze or not

Those marks are almost certainly from sustained high temperature rather than an EXPLOSION!!!! as the case looks melted and the markings aren't as linear as you'd expect from a sudden blast of some sort, looks like soot from smoke not debris/shrapnel from a kaboom moment. Look a lot like the phone was vertical when it happened too as the smoke drifted upwards.

When a semiconductor goes boom it really looks like a tiny (or not so, depending on the component) explosion took place with straight lines radiating out from the centre.

My 2-penn'th, anyway. Been a while siince I fixed any blowedy-uppy gear.

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Re: Nice try Apple.

Counters the Apple fanboi, in all probability ;o)

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Re: The case of the flaming case

The 'Bad Apples', surely!

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Assuming it was charging at the time

That would maybe be more of a charger fault for not being current-limited.

Of course it depends what it was actually plugged into at the time, going on the assumption it was, as it could be anything from the official Sammy charger to some hokey non-standard Chinese cheapo USB hub with its own crappy PSU delivering as much current as requested.

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Foxconn daddy: 'Don't buy Galaxy S III, wait for iPhone 5'

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Re: HAHAHAHAHA

You really think we don't know Foxconn has >1 customer???

DUH

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FAIL

HAHAHAHAHA

Twats.

Foxconn and Apple would seem to richly deserve each other.

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Apple desperate to prevent nightmare scenario of iPad in Iranian hands

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Hahahaha

That's a huge fail.

On a scale of zero to Linked-in password storage that's right up there.

Utter lunatic assclowns.

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Samsung offers cool green RAM for the same cold hard greenbacks

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You know what this is, right?

Yep. Innovation (as in the real kind)

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Ten... pieces of tat for Apple fanboys

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Re: Most excellent!

Noooooooooooooooooooo!

Tell us all you're joshing, surely?

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Most excellent!

Every fanboi that checks through that list will come across one of the items and think...

Yeah that's awful tat but you know, that one thing is actually kinda cool, I might just order it...

BWAHAHAHAA!

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Assange's Ecuador asylum bid has violated £200k UK bail, say cops

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Petty, petty, petty

Presumably he's not supposed to leave the country either. The Embassy is technically Ecuador, is it not, 24 hours a day?

I wonder how long after the phonecall from the USA they came up with this one. Anyway he's fleeing persecution now, and I'm sure UK.gov needs that 200k badly.

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Speedball 2 Brutal Deluxe

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No mention of Ice Cream?

Quel disappointment!!

I used to build my centre forward up and just have him muller through the opposition in a straight line all the way through to the goalie then slam the ball in for good measure :o)

There was a throw you could do to bounce the ball of the electrifier so it went along the side through any opponents and round the multiplier loop, too. Most effective!

Must have destroyed 4 Kempston Pro joysticks.

Ice Cream, Ice Cream!

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Vendors have second stab at smart TV standard

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They need SONY & Samsung in on that too

Else it's going nowhere.

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ASA: Rooney tweet was advert, not written expression of his thoughts

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Obviously not Rooney

He can't read or write, can he?

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Australia sanguine on Assange-to-Ecuador, would fight US extradition

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dragged kicking and screaming

Of course. By the CIA after having his tequila spiked with GHB. OK, maybe just 'unconscious'.

"Strewth, mate, imagine my surprise when I woke in in Guantanamo"

It's a rape case on paper (that's already been chucked out once then reinstated, but that's just the documented part that people can see). The Yanks want him out of sheer embarrassment and spite cos Hell hath no fury like a Government that failed to keep a secret which got out.

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New Samsung chief: I want SOFTWARE

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Re: They'll be fine...

Oh yeah cos Apple 'innovate', we all forgot that one, if that's what you call rearranging other people's innovations in a different order and charging 30% on it.

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They also need

To make the fecking homescreen(s) on the S3 rotate when the phone's held in portrait mode.

You know, like IN A CAR IN A WINDSCREEN MOUNT!

Jeepers you'd think they'd have nailed that one by now. Tried a bunch of other launchers (had one on the Desire HD that did this) but didn't like them or they displayed stuff a bit oddly, and I actually quite like Touchwiz.

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FunnyJunk lawyer doubles down on Oatmeal Operation Bear Love

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Re: Streisand effect

Yep, I think we're deeply in the realm of the Complete Fuckwit Effect

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Facebook fesses up to Face.com face finder financing

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more opportunities to build amazing products

Any word on when they're going to build one?

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Crytek says future is free-to-play

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Secondhand market - boohoo

It's legal. Tough.

As oft-mentioned, you don't see BMW sobbing like a girl because of Autotrader.co.uk

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'Kindness of America' snapper shot himself in 'act of self-promotion'

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The one that got away

From Darwin.

*This* time....

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Linus Torvalds drops F-bomb on NVIDIA

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Re: Or..

If you have that many friends and family members to hang out with then WTF are you doing posting on a thread about Nvidia Chip Drivers? Go live the dream.

Bullet. Foot.

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Want to meddle with IP rights? Use the law, not amended regulations

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proper parliamentary scrutiny

In other words, is the BPI kickback large enough

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Council chief overrules blackout on Scots 9-yr-old's school lunch blog!

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Re: Council in cahoots?

Do you think she might have a den at home with oak-panelled walls, a fluffy cat and a map of the world with blinking lights on it?

** Jealous! **

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Scots council: 9-yr-old lunch blogger was causing 'distress and harm'

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Distress & Harm

Right. That meal looks like toy food you give a 5 year old to play at cooking with on their Little Tykes play kitchen.

Distress & Harm caused to the councillor's wallet which was getting a kickback for awarding that catering contract to the cookery clowns that would net him/her the most moolah, most likely.

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Re: Any lawyers present?

It'll be the council's property so presumably they can say that, yep.

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Scottish council muzzles 9-year-old school dinner photo blogger

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Re: Alternate headline?

Edited. I obviously still have issues with an old headmaster ;o)

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Go

I for one...

Hope she damn well keeps it up

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Alternate headline?

Food-fail school retaliates with spiteful ban against nine year old

In fact I think I'll share it just like that.

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Facebook set to file motion: Will blame NASDAQ for IPOcalpyse

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Re: hah

'The value of your investment may go down as well as up'

Fkn assclowns.

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Obviously

Because to admit you're shit would affect the share price EVEN MORE

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'Scientists' seek to set world social, economic, tech policy at Rio+20

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You also need

Don't pay people if they're striking, tax unions higher.

That should sort most of that aspect out ;o)

Oh and importantly... remove all obvious safety labels like 'caution: sharp!' on new kitchen knives, 'May contain nuts' on bags of nuts. Let's eliminate people too stupid to work that shit out for themselves.

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Apple adds gay and lesbian icons to iOS 6 messaging

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See Apple DOES listen to its customers

But only when over 85% of the installed base request a feature...

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PGP founder, Navy SEALs uncloak encrypted comms biz

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Could possibly give that Janke fellow a spot of training on avoiding getting into so much shit!

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Ten... Father's Day gifts

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Re: Every list

To be fair I already got a Galaxy S3 (blue!) yesterday though that was possibly more serendipity in the timing of my Voda contract upgrade, methinks.

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You missed one of the bestest FD gifts, I asked for...

The new Jaguar XKR-S

Fat chance of getting it, of course :oD

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