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Microsoft may pick iPad for first release of Fondleslab Office™

kevin king

i already use Office on my Ipad with CloudOn http://site.cloudon.com/ been rocking it for around 2 years works like a dream

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US card scammers pull $2m petrol heist

kevin king

Re: "third-degree money laundering"

don't worry it could be worse it could be fourth degree http://ypdcrime.com/penal.law/article470.htm#p470.10

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Candy Crush dev stuffs EU 'candy' trademark down gob

kevin king

Seems they are going after low rent games today "the Raven Banner" http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/01/22/king-are-trying-to-candy-crush-the-banner-saga/

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kevin king

sweet are "ket" or "kets" for me

I think the Italian domestic electrical manufacture Candy might have something to say about it http://www.candy-group.com/

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Mexican Cobalt-60 robbers are DEAD MEN, say authorities

kevin king

Re: Radiation Monitoring

At Samut Prakarn, Thailand (not Mexico) a 15.7 TBq (425 Ci) cobalt-60 teletherapy source was lost, attempts were made by some scrap metal workers to recycle the metal. During this time humans were subject to irradation by the source.

It was found that at the edge of the scrap yard the dose rate was about 1 to 10 mSv hr−1. The exact location of the source in the scrap yard was determined using a fluorescent screen which acted as a scintillator. This was held on the end of a long pole. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samut_Prakan_radiation_accident

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TalkTalk to block nuisance calls with no help AT ALL from Huawei

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A call from 00 356 .......is the country code for Malta. so like the callers above it an offshore calling farm

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Whoops! Apple drops kimono, flashes 'FREE' GarageBand for iOS7

kevin king

Re: Freemium

" guess the free office apps confirm MS office will be along shortly too."

there is already free MS Office apps with CloudOn http://www.cloudon.com/

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WoW gold farmer throws sueball over real world gold theft

kevin king
Big Brother

death and taxes

most insurance policies have a "Single item" limit....mine is £3000 so any item above that limit you have to tell the insurance company and register the item with them. so i suspect she didn't register the gold with the insurance company who no doubt would have said "put it in a bank safe"...and a bank would have to tell the tax office due to the high value...money laundering rules etc. So no doubt she kept it out of the bank to stop paying tax on as capital gain. Hence keeping it at home and therefore wasn't covered by the policy.

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Sony and Panasonic plan 300GB Blu-Ray replacement for 2015

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Re: But...

BluRay and Sony XDCAM disk is similar and the XDCAM's hold either 23 GB of data (PFD23, single-layer, rewritable), 50 GB (PFD50, dual-layer, rewritable), 100GB (triple-layer, rewritable) or 128 GB (PFD128QLW, quad-layer, write-once). So no doubt this disk will be close to the variant you are talking about, but it will be used Professionally not on the consumer side as the article talks about Pro.

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kevin king

This isn't about BluRay but the net Generation of XDCAM disk used in Professional TV Production http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XDCAM

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Sony turned off by CEA's 'Ultra HD' TV label

kevin king
WTF?

But 3840 x 2160is not 4k is called Quad Full HD...ie 4 x 1920x1080 pictures.

Cinema 4k is 4096x2160 and a Full 4k screen costs a loot more than your average home set

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4K_resolution

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TalkTalk's YouView: Why no Wi-Fi?

kevin king

"Fine tune my home?"

its like feng shui for you electrical items.....but watch out of the Dragon of Unhappiness with come out of the toilet and bite you in the arse, over the connectivity speeds

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Why GM slammed the brakes on its $10m Facebook ads

kevin king
FAIL

i think you find 77.9% of GM business is with other nations other than the USA http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2009/06/04/business/04overseas.graf01.ready.html

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MPs: Border Agency's own staff don't trust airport-scanner tech

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Got to say i travel "a lot" (280 days last year) for business and use the E-gates all the time at Heathrow, never had a problem with its a quick and easy way to get through the airport. I suspect if you first encounter them it might be a bit of a hassle but with anything to do with airports it about managing the flow of people.

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Big Four US carriers vow to switch off stolen smartphones

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Re: DDoS attack?

Anonymous Coward.... the police or phone company will never just say Okay.....the phone company will do some basic checks...what date does you bill go out of your account, can you name 4 numbers that you call most frequently, what bank account details are they attached on the account etc before they will block the phone if your not giving then full security information.

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Game closes 277 stores

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list of closed stores

http://gamerspy.co.uk/game-and-gamestation-list-of-confirmed-closed-stores

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Elgato Thunderbolt SSD

kevin king

Why add 50 quid to the price when the price is clearly £39 http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC913ZM/A

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'The new iPad' revealed: Full specs, rumor scorecard

kevin king
Facepalm

Microsoft Office for the iPad

"Microsoft Office for the iPad: Microsoft told The Reg late last month that reports of Office coming to the iPad were based on "inaccurate rumors and speculation." They were telling the truth – so far, at least."

I use CloudOn for my Ipad and can edit Office documents just fine http://site.cloudon.com/

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Apple vs Bank of China in iPad Shanghai showdown

kevin king

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17143417 Apple iPad sale ban case dismissed for now in Shanghai

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Microsoft to send users 4 critical patches on Valentine's Day

kevin king

They love me, they love me not, They love me, They love me not.....

Rose are Red, Violets are blue, Microsoft squishes bugs, just for you!!!!

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UK sight-loss charity sues BMI

kevin king
Facepalm

Haven't BMI just been sold off to British Airways? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16298167 So might be pointless suing if it just get merged with the BA booking system.

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Apple to appeal Italian warranty fine

kevin king
Headmaster

you said it yourself

You wrote "we're anti-just-about-everybody." well you said it yourself! How about being nice for a change and not being that cold, sniping, whining "rag" that you can be. Maybe then the other children might speak to you and let you play in their games!

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Apple stores getting close to overload

kevin king
Headmaster

Do a starbucks!!!

When a store starts to reach capacity...open another very close by, if demand fails off you can close one of the stores but not have to lose presence in the locality.

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Belgian telcos ordered to blockade Pirate Bay

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FAIL

Well seems the Belgium justice department have messed up in the ruling and mention all domains with www.piratebay.* but not tracker.piratebay.org etc....so looks like they have completely messed the ruling up

Source: http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/4125/Internet/article/detail/1329177/2011/10/05/Gerecht-blundert-bij-blokkering-The-Pirate-Bay.dhtml

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MySociety marshals griping commuters to fix UK transport

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Re: In which case ....

Qu Dawei said <If the sad thing is that the government and councils would never have done this (set up this site) themselves, then we clearly need another two sites: </Quote>

Well if you had a little bit of Google-Fu you see that Fixmytransport comes from the idea of

http://www.fixmystreet.com/ Report, view, or discuss local problems

(like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting) which is also run by Mysociety.

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God particle back in hiding

kevin king
Coat

Wo No Title?

<quote>How did they mistake that for a Higgs Boson?</quote>

They we starring at the new Nyan Cat think at the time? http://nyan.cat/

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Civil servants touted ID cards to friends, family as flop loomed

kevin king
Megaphone

hmmm

the Daily Torygraph seem to have nabbed this story from the MEN exclusive...nothing like a bit of recycling over the christmas period.

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1404024_revealed_the_full_shambles_of_the_id_card_trial_in_greater_manchester

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Ad man offers fine drugs and finer print to Macbook thief

kevin king
Alert

Prey

Sounds like someone needs to know about the Prey Project http://preyproject.com/

Prey lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen. It's lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use. And it just works.

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Microsoft patent victor targets Apple, Cisco...

kevin king
Pint

@AC

can't patent beer????

They beg to differ

HEINEKEN TECHNICAL SERVICES B.V. (2e Weteringplantsoen 21, ZD Amsterdam, NL-1017, NL)

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP0307051.pdf

Abstract of EP0307051

The invention relates to a beer having an alcohol content of maximally 3.5% by volume. For obtaining a beer of this type having good flavour properties, the invention is characterized in that the beer is a mixture of beer obtained by conventional fermentation and unfermented wort product reconstituted with water.

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Alien spymobile menaces Street View

kevin king
Black Helicopters

Honey I shrunk the Tech!

makes a change from the monster thing they had going around San Fransisco when I was there in February http://www.flickr.com/photos/akira_kev/4343467394/

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Google Caffeine jolts worldwide search machine

kevin king

www.google.co.uk

more to the point what have they done to the .co.uk google home page this morning....

why are they using an American skylight on a .co.uk site? surely it should be tilbury, belfast or liverpool docks for the UK

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Apple TV said to enter the heavens at $99

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Icarus?

so 60 minutes of 1080p is around 1.2GB (figures from bbc Iplayer) so even if you have BT unlimited *cough* which has a package with a cap of 100GB per month you can only use the device for 2hr 40 minutes per day before you use up all you bandwidth and thats without email, general surfing etc as well. So God forbid that your on a 20GB or even 10GB cap a month . So till the UK ISP get their act together and remove these small caps this kind of cloud based entertaint technology isn't going to fly.

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Sky punts 'truly unlimited' 20Mb/s broadband

kevin king
Alert

UK vs Europe

Dear UK ISP's this is what avg internet speeds look like in the rest of Europe. For 30 euros a month with TV package. Pull your fingers out http://bit.ly/bAkHmm

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Free Software Foundation urges Google to open On2 codec

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Theora is nothing but small web video

Theora does have a major architectural problems with regards any encoding with HD video in that the max motion vector length is only 16 pixels. In non-technical terms, that means that the codec can only track MOBS (motion of objects) between two sequential frames of less than 16 pixels. At low resolutions, this isn't a problem, but at highresolutions, it just doesn't work....one of the reasons it never be good in HD

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Apple tweaks T&Cs for Blighty customers

kevin king
Stop

cooling

The cooling off period and right to cancel do not apply to contracts for:

• goods made to the customer's specification;

• perishable goods (flowers, fresh food);

• CDs, DVDs, and tapes with software, audio or video if unsealed;

• newspapers and magazines;

• betting, gaming and lotteries

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Google to delete Street View source images

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google maps

Lets hope Google don't delete there images before fixing some of the school boy error is there street view maps, the classic being in soho where they have the street going through some buildings not where it should be going.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=Wardour+Mews,+Westminster,+London+W1F,+United+Kingdom&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=23.06853,67.675781&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=Fa4NEgMdte79_w&split=0&ll=51.514725,-0.135634&spn=0.011804,0.033045&z=16&iwloc=A&layer=c&cbll=51.514579,-0.135321&panoid=MCemzIC6ypYpPhThpSw5eQ&cbp=12,59.84,,0,5

Ps. yes it was reported on the first day Street View was released, Google are as speedy as Apple at fixing their errors.

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Worldwide GPS may die in 2010, say US gov

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Galileo

this is why europe has its alternative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_positioning_system#GPS_and_Galileo

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Airline websites forced to clean up

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on a budget

Easyjet and Ryanair what a suprise, I blogged a while back about how they extort money out of people http://www.kking.co.uk/blog/2009/04/flying-on-budget-airline.html and how booking a traditional flight with BMI can save you hundreds. Nice to see the commission thinks the same :-)

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Musician dumps instruments for iPhone

kevin king

noiseio

as a musicain that used NoiseIO for the iphone www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8yhQHJUll8 on stage before this is nothing new lots acts doing it....yes its a bit of a novelty but it does work.

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Slimline iPhone pictures unearthed

kevin king
Gates Horns

oh welll move along nothing to see

"which shows white and black versions of the iPhone – was probably created by an enthusiast." = Apple Fan Boy with too much time on there hands!!!

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Forrester: Fake servers like recessions

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testing the figures

I have to say that looking at the figures they might seem big but they are true for us as a SMB...we've monkey'd around with Virtualization and now going to take the plunge and remove a number of legacy plus web systems to VM. About 33% of our servers will be VM by the end of the month, not just to save cost but space and get over the dying hardware on older boxes therefore keeping maintenance down and freeing up our valuable rack space needed to expand.

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ITV to write down Friends Reunited value, says report

kevin king
Unhappy

Sing with me Tom

what was missed from the original article "ITV is not the only media company that is having to write down the value of websites acquired in 2005 and 2006. Daily Mail and General Trust has cut the value of dating and shopping websites, while the American firm EW Scripps wrote off almost the entire £210m it paid for the price-comparison website Uswitch."

as Tom Jones would say "Its Not Unusal....." lots of companies which were over valued and bought in the bubble are now getting crunched.

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UK cops arrest six alleged BitTorrent music uploaders

kevin king
Flame

fraud yes!

"Fraud implies deception, No?"

No precise legal definition of fraud exists; many of the offences referred to as fraud are covered by the Theft Acts of 1968 and 1978. Generally, the term is used to describe such acts as deception, bribery, forgery, extortion, corruption, theft, conspiracy, embezzlement, misappropriation, false representation, concealment of material facts and collusion. For practical purposes fraud may be defined as the use of deception with the intention of obtaining an advantage, avoiding an obligation or causing loss to another party.

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ID cards delayed until 2012

kevin king
Stop

i think they got it...

2012, and rushed through in the summer as we're all too rapped up in the Olympics to notice....

----

Passive field, January two thousand and twelve.

A nation that stands alone.

Cold voices, faces pale, gathered unto their judgment day. -

track: Honour - VNV Nation

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Beeb's iPlayer reaps streaming traffic dividends

kevin king
Flame

RE: BBC to clever for me!

P.Alan Smith said "I may be sitting in the middle of East Anglia, but the portal for the company's net is in Germany and the BBC don't like that. I have to watch at home where I've already got a TV ..."

Why are you wasting company resources watching TV online haven't you got enough work to do???

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Ethernet dances the light fantastic

kevin king
Flame

hmmm

"supercomputers and mainframes???"

Come on guys get with the programme a lot of facilities that use data transfer as their bread and butter use fibre or copper. Frankly i would go as far as every television editing company (my industry) uses fibre to the edit work stations which nowhere near mainframes or super computers more like desktops with ego problems.

"10Gb Ethernet offers similar speeds, though is still a developing technology," I think the technology is more than mature and frankly is being rolled out in facilities across the country to the desktop.

http://tvbeurope.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1057&Itemid=46

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Camelot pulls scratchcard amid numerical anarchy

kevin king

slogan

Scratch Cards - Tax on the Stupid

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LEDs replace hands in bonkers Japanese watches

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Get yourself to storm watch

i think the Reg staff need to get themselves to Storm Watches as they have had watches of much the same design for about a year,

See http://blog.kking.co.uk/blog/_archives/2007/9/21/3243827.html for my love Storm Circuit with LED display

http://www.stormwatches.com/

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Google launches YouTube video-blocking contraption

kevin king
Boffin

@lglethal

"Steve any fingerprinting in the modern digital age is going to be based purely on the binary codes that make up your video, they'll have sweet f*%k all to do with your content!"

Lglethal, may I suggest you read http://www.digimarc.com/tech/docs/dmrc_mpeg4_dwm.pdf and maybe you'll understand why the content has everything to do whi what the watermark can be can how it is held in the file.

The Abstract in case you don't want to click on the link —A novel MPEG-4 compressed domain video watermarking method is proposed and its performance is studied at video bit rates ranging from 128 to 768 kb/s. The spatial spread-spectrum watermark is embedded directly to compressed

MPEG-4 bitstreams by modifying DCT coefficients. A synchronization template combats geometric attacks, such as cropping, scaling, and rotation. The method also features a gain control algorithm that adjusts the embedding strength of the watermark depending on local image characteristics, increasing watermark

robustness or, equivalently, reducing the watermark’s impact on visual quality. A drift compensator prevents the accumulation of watermark distortion and reduces watermark self-interference due to temporal prediction in inter-coded frames and AC/DC prediction in intra-coded frames. A bit-rate controller maintains the bit rate of the watermarked video within an acceptable limit. The watermark was evaluated and found to be robust against a variety of attacks, including transcoding, scaling, rotation, and noise reduction.

This is a general comment and not just directed at you Lglethal

I wish some people who leave comments on articles would at least be read up on the subject they are commenting on and not just shouting from the choir.

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Terror police lock down Soho to smoke out 9lbs of chillis

kevin king

bbc recipe is a bit off

I got this from http://www.podrush.net/default.aspx?id=9f5347a5-dbb3-4bea-92f2-0770def2a6f6

The chef mixes the charred chillies with 4½ of garlic flakes, more than 2lb of dried shrimps, 6½lb of palm sugar, 2½lb of shrimp paste, more than 2lb of tamarind and 9 pints of vegetable oil. It is served cold.

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