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* Posts by Mat

127 posts • joined 27 Jul 2007

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BT at last coughs to 'major outage' after broadband went titsup across UK on Sat

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Re: Funny

Unfortunately with only a superhub.. I can't change my DNS servers!

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EBay, you keep using the word 'SECURITY'. I do not think it means what you think it means

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Re: Data Protection Act and Information Commissioner

Well if eBay were to change their name to NHS then I'm sure they'd be fined! ;)

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Have you reinstalled Windows yet? No, I just want to PRINT THIS DAMN PAGE

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Re: What is it this week?

Well explain how my dad, who doesn't install drivers - knocking on a bit! has got a printer/scanner combo and suddenly the scanner refused to talk to the computer - it would still print fine down the same cable but scanning was totally borked.

Re-installing the drivers fixed it!

Windows does this A LOT!!

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Caldicott: NHS workers should 'have the confidence to share information'

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I agree - the whole DMIC exercise has been totally ill-thought-through!

DMICs have needed to be 'seconded' into the HSCIC in order to process data legally - all because the s259 exemption was not granted.

DMICs going private in 5..4..3..2.....

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Microsoft Santa gifts you with 5 critical fixes in Xmas Patch Tuesday

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Re: Bing Desktop

It's the only way they're going to.. It's still crap!

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Man, 19, cuffed after burning Remembrance poppy pic is Facebooked

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Re: Free speech?

No - That'd be a public order offence of which there is already a law to cover....

You are a troll!

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Microsoft Surface Touch keyboards self-destruct – and more

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Logitech v450 Nano

Someone is gonna have to prise this hardware out of my cold dead hand (right or left - doesn't matter)!

I have flung this across the room in a hissy fit before and the cover came off and the batteries flew out! Once I'd located the batteries, popped them back in and put the unbroken cover back on. It was working perfectly!

This must rival the Nokia 3310 as the hardest substance known to geek!

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Virgin Media broadband outage - six days until fixed?

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I did have troube with VM around the same time as the OP - Phoned them and they admitted there were problems (no details) and refunded me half of my monthly BB fee

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iPhone 5 Lightning cables sticking in USB ports

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Trollface

From Steve in heaven:

Just get a bigger USB socket - No big deal!

Sent from my iPhone 7 on cloud 9

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Man sues pr0n starlet after Twitter rejection

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WTF?

Dear Japan

Once again...

WTF??

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Melting Arctic leads to snowy winters

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FAIL

Correlation

Oh - Correlation has now become causation....

Bad science!

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2011's Best... E-book Readers

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FAIL

Kindle 4

... Only does a full page refresh every 6 pages - this is why the text looks a little less crisp on the 4th and 5th page turn - The latest firmware allows a full refresh (like the Kindle Keyboard) on every page turn.

Fail because fail to read the posts above you!

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Bloke pissing in reservoir prompts 8m gallon flush

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Meh

Who would wanna drink piss??

Bear Grylls anyone?

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Winklevoss twins aim Zuckerberg case at Supreme Court

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FAIL

Arseholes!

All of them!

End of.

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Brazilian fingers wife in venomous vagina murder plot

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Genius last sentence

Given the "unusual" nature of the case, officer Walter Colacino Júnior, of Rio Preto's 4th Police District, has decided to probe deeper into the matter before taking any action. ®

That is all!

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Wikileaks urges Time death-list spot for Assange

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Why?

Cool! - I nominate Ant + Dec as 'Person' of the year!

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Sinister scams 'sextort' social networkers

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Rule 1

Don't put something on the internet that you don't want others to see....

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Ubuntu 10.10: date with destiny missed

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I kind of agree with you but...

Having a separate home partition allows you to do a 'clean-ish' install without losing data. I did this today and it has gone incredibly smoothly - The only issue was dropbox which was resolved by clearing the .dropbox* folders.

I've also reverted to 32-bit and have had no problems as yet.

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Reg reader tweaks Jobs with Judasphone.com

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Fair Use

I thought fair use covered satire which this clearly is.

Oh.. Hold on... Apple are concerned.. They have no sense of humour!

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End of Microsoft NHS deal means mass deletions

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Jobs Horns

Refunds are not applicable

If anyone read the agreement they will realize that they paid an 'Admin' fee - Not even a licence fee.

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Consumer Reports: 'We were wrong about the iPhone 4'

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Duck tape is a brand...

Here it is.

http://www.amazon.com/Duck-All-Purpose-Duct-1-88-Inch-45-Yard/dp/B0006HX2MK

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Lindsay Lohan goes down for 90 days

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FAIL

It's in BOOTNOTES

You moron!

No-one asked you to read it! - Here's a refund

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Jobs tells iPhone users to get a grip

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Stop

What do people expect

Typical response from a sociopathic pillock!

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Apple uncloaks deep details of its 11 iPad apps

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Let's see..

So you can connect to a projector for $29 - My Tablet PC can do that for free.

You can upload photos to it for an, as yet, undisclosed sum - My Tablet PC can also do this for free.

Is Safari the only browser you can have?

So WTF is the point of this piece of kit.

Only a retard would buy this.

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Steve Ballmer defaces fanboi MacBook

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Surely if the Mac was running windows

It would have been detected by the cult of Jobs and the 'heavies' sent round to remind him that he had breached the terms of the Apple religion!

(I'm not a Ballmer fan, but that was kind of cool! - I wonder what Steve Jobs would have done if the roles were reversed?)

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Harvard smarties name Steve Jobs 'world's best CEO'

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Monopoly businesses

are regulated to hell! and are not allowed to get away with half the practices that the likes of Apple and Google are

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Lawyers claim Palin hack suspect's PC had spyware

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So Basically

To get off any computer related charge all I have to do is turn off my antivirus and firewall and leave my windows PC connected overnight to the internet et voila!

Pssst - Someone tell Gary McKinnon!

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MS denies Win 7 backdoor rumours

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NSA and Red Hat

The NSA have clearly been working with RedHat following the debacle that allows a non root user to install an official repo application without having to type a password..

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/19/fedora_12_root_imbroglio/

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NJ teen jailed over Scientology DDoS

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Alien

This is not the title you are looking for..

It is most certainly not a win for common sense. I can see what you are saying. DDoS is a royal pain in the arse but did the attack do any more that annoy an immoral cult? - No offence!

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Researcher busts into Twitter via SSL reneg hole

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remind me

What is halfway between twat and shitter?

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Sony Ericsson Satio 12.1Mp cameraphone

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Why?

12.1 Mega pixels with crappy optics will just mean bigger crappy photos!

Only an idiot would buy a phone based on the camera capabilities!

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Crypto spares man who secretly video taped flatmates

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Pirate

Or they could

just give the laptop to Gary McKinnon...

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Michael Dell: Netbooks go sour after 36 hours

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FAIL

So Basically

Netbooks are crap... Unless it is a Dell...

Riiiiiiight...

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Tories oppose charges and speed cameras

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Hmmm.

At first glance that all looks like common sense.

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HSBC Trojan warning tracked down as false alarm

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Barclays

It was Barclays who were giving away copies of Kaspersky to its internet banking customers.

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MontaVista boasts 1-second Linux boot

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The bloke in the video

Sounded like Arnie - Respect the OS or you will get a taste of my Uzi 9 millimetre

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BlackBerry update bursting with spyware

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Ssshhhhh!

Don't tell our new Home Secretary... of this will become mandatory in all mobile communication devices

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Russian snatches world's strongest 'intimate muscles' crown

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That has got to be

headline of the year!

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Man+dog plunged into 'faecal lagoon'

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Coffee/keyboard

That quote had me giggling.

Stank something fierce! - Brilliant

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Ballmer! in! anything! could! happen! shocker! over! Yahoo! deal!

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@ Andy Barber

I'm glad you got your spacing right in your equation

cos' ( M$ + Yahoo != internet hell ) doesn't bear thinking about!

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Ryanair requires web check-in, shuts down website

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@Jeonat

I see that the satire of that comment is lost on you

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

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Flame

Totally fscking ludicrous!

This, people, is why SPAM works; and also why we will never be rid of it!

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Egyptian cuts off todger to spite his face dad

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What a

Cock!

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Jacqui whacks shock jock crock

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Can't the yanks

extradite Wacky Jaqui?

No.. Please Please Please extradite her so we can be rid of this daft witch!

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Debbie Gibson battles Mega Shark and Giant Octopus

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Black Helicopters

The question is...

Will there be a helicopter with a man on a rope scene with a suspension bridge in the background?????

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Plod called in on MPs' expenses leak

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Tony Blair 1997..

"This government will be whiter that white."

Bwahahahahahahahah

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DVLA issues double tax discs

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@ Kevin Johnston

---snip---

but what will poor PC Plod do when confronted by a clear contradiction in facts??

---snip---

Probably shoot you in the face 7 times... because you are *obviously a terrorist*

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Phorm boss blogs from a dark, dark place

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If Kent's product is worth *anything*

He will let it speak for itself and not be bothered about whether or not the Security Experts like it or not. Surely all this crying about a conspiracy theory is just drawing attention to his product as the worthless invasion of privacy that it is! that it is!

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Cabinet Office stuck with creaking PCs for five years

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re:two hands

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Last time I looked, most civil servants had two hands so a computer for each hand seems sensible especially when they are making all these efficiency savings.

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Most civil servants have also got two faces which further strengthens your case!

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MySpace rant was not private, rules US Court of Appeal

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Coat

I cannot believe it..

No one has mentioned that she could sue the newspaper for copyright infringement.

Oh wait. - Never mind!

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