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Sony's PlayStation 4 pwns Xbox in the United States

Oz
Pint

Re: I'm an Xbox loyalist...

Add to that the fact that many of the decent titles run only 720p or 900p not full 1080p/i and that's why I went and bought a PS4 at the weekend. As a slight aside, finding anywhere with stock is a PITA, but my local Asda came up trumps!

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Blocking BitTorrent search sites 'ineffective': Pirate Bay ban lifted for Dutch ISPs

Oz

Re: Blocking works

Has Torrent traffic really dropped significantly, or are the Torrent users simply encrypting the streams so it's not detected as such?

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Staffs Police face data protection probe over 'drink drivers named' Twitter campaign

Oz
Facepalm

Re: Next Sussex Police?

Doh! I do, of course, mean convicted!

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Oz

Re: @Connor

Contaminated samples

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Oz
Megaphone

Next Sussex Police?

Sussex Police have also been releasing names of those convinced or at least charged. I guess the ICO will be investigating them soon too.

Whilst I understand what the police forces are trying to do, publicly admonishing people who have not been found guilty by a judge or court must be legally questionable. Perhaps the ICO will name and shame those guilty of releasing this information so if they find the tactic does break data protection?

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Here comes Windows 8.1! Microsoft grits teeth, pushes upgrade to world

Oz

Re: Its the UI changes that kill it for me...

I have just bought a new PC, for a relative, from a well known supplier with a big red and white web site from their store located on the South Coast. I had the choice of WIndows 7 and Windows 8 and, for ease, I chose Windows 7. So there are ways of keeping Windows but not buying Windows 8

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Wanna be Zuckerberg's neighbor? Tough luck, he bought the block for $30m

Oz

Re: Oh, fuck you Mr Z...

But then he might shoot you, thinking you were a "burglar"

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Regretful selfie-snapping vixens, lads to get shame-hiding digital burqas

Oz
WTF?

Re: Why should an individual's private life influence whether or not an employer should hire them?

Yes, you're right - I'm going to murder everyone in the office and steal all their stuff, then burn the building down. Just because I broke the law. Did you exceed the speed limit into work today? Yes? Oops! /sarcasm

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Oracle sued over $33,000 bill for SaaS: STRIPPERS as a SERVICE

Oz
IT Angle

Re: ::yawns::

Really? This is in Bootnotes where anything goes

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For PITY'S SAKE, DON'T BUY an iPHONE 5S, begs FSF

Oz

Re: Fingerprint scanner Yawn

"How many of the people who are whingeing about the iPhone's fingerprint scanner use a telephone or a tablet via a TOUCHSCREEN?"

Most of them probably, but we know for sure that the iPhone's touchscreen is just that - there is no scanning mechanism built into the earlier iPhone. There may be fingerprints all over my tablet, but I can be confident that they are not going to GCHQ or NSA. With fingerprints being scanned by the 5S we don't know for definite what happens with them, or even if the full image is scanned or just a hash of it. The Apple assertion that the scan (whatever form it is in) doesn't get uploaded to their servers doesn't mean a lot. If they an unequivocal statement saying that it is not uploaded to ANY servers, anywhere in the world, then people like the FSF should be pacified.

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'Peeping while you're sleeping' NSA parody T-shirt ban BACKFIRES

Oz
Holmes

Re: " which infringes upon the intellectual property rights of National Security Agency,"

It's very ironic, therefore, the logo that appears to be at centre of this report, is in fact "borrowed" from somewhere else

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Does the RSPCA have your gun licence or car registration? NOBODY knows

Oz
WTF?

Re: WTF

Did she rat them out? I'm sure the Charities Commission would be interested in that

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Galaxy S4 FIREBALL ATE MY HOUSE, claims Hong Kong man

Oz
Coffee/keyboard

Re: Could end in tears...

Mythbusters have proven that current won't flow up a urine stream - because it's not a stream, but loads of droplets

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PHWOAR! Huh! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, Prime Minister

Oz
Holmes

I was watching the News last night, about this very subject. They interviewed the mother of April Jones, in tears, saying that this filter could have kept her daughter safe. Whilst she is understandably upset, I see that comment as scare mongering and of no real relevance. Extreme porn is already blocked and, as Mark Bridger is an adult, he could easily unbolck the fiter and then carry on browsing naughty sites (within reason) unhindered.

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Unreal: Epic’s would-be Doom... er... Quake killer

Oz
Pint

Re: One thing I do remember from Unreal..

3fdx and Voodoo - a trip down memory lane. I had an ATI 2D/3D card, with a pair of Voodoo2 12Mb 3D only cards. It was the first device to feature SLI. Now we think nothing of it....

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'Clippy' coup felled by Microsoft twitterati

Oz
Pint

That was version that had the dog that barked and did tricks? I wasted many an hour playing with that dog... happy days!

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Bottomless, unsatisfied Xbox widow cuffed after boyf flees nookie

Oz
Childcatcher

Google the lady involved and you might change your mind - unless you're a feeder

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Amazon's new Kindle Fire stripped naked

Oz
Pint

Exactly what I was going to say - word for word. Have a beer on me!

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Ten reasons why you shouldn't buy an iPhone 5

Oz
WTF?

iPhones are standard kit at local schools

Certainly not in my area. Blackberries are the phones of choice. iPhones are too common and passée.

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iPhone 4 prototype journo off the hook

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Joke

At a guess...

"Feed him to the pigs, Errol.... "

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Phone-hack backlash BBC in embarrassing headline gaffes

Oz
Coat

Oh sweet irony (part 2)

... or full stops?

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Get your kit off for Putin, win an iPad 2, Russian ladies told

Oz
Trollface

Indeed....

... I only watched the video for the titillation and didn't see any!

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News of the World TO CLOSE

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Joke

"nativity"?

And then perform a religious play?

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Desktop virtualisation: Yes, it's cheaper

Oz
FAIL

Re: What a load of B$ !!

I think the article refers to the cost of a whole office of devices, not a single unit. It's pretty obvious that a single device won't use 14K electricity a year...

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Apple bags iCloud.com domain for $4.5m, says report

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Joke

starts

iShag?

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Vote now for the best sci-fi film never made

Oz
Grenade

Kidding?

Sadly, no - it appears not. Some people really can't read!

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The new killer app is … MMS

Oz
Joke

Sex?

I assume that for the 10% they used the word "sex" as an alternative for the actual act of having a *cough* "hand shandy"!

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Euro court slaps down insurers over gender risks

Oz
Paris Hilton

Re: Boy racers

Bodykits, spoilers, speakers, paint and decals are already used to assess risk. It's because of the perceived increased theft/vandalism likelihood, plus the fact that the industry assumes those who have these kinds of modifications are more likely to "drive it like they stole it".

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Vodafone's network knackered by thieves

Oz
Megaphone

Secret location (not any more)

... and the Daily Fail's article on the break-in has a picture of the site, and more details of the equipment stolen.

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Air Force blocks access to sites that covered WikiLeaks

Oz

Re: Oh my

They are also threatening action if they access the offending documents from their own computers, so it's not quite as clear cut as you suggest, and does suggest a level of state imposed censorship!

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Oz
Grenade

Re: RE:Lots of ammunition here

But the documents are now in the public domain and therefore can't really be labelled as "Classified" any more. That's the point that the US military/government are missing - pretending they are aren't out in the open (and subsequently banning your staff from reading them) doesn't make it so

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China-inspired charity aims to sex-down society

Oz
Flame

Mikado

'In this respect, one speaker cited an ad for Mikado chocolate biscuits, which was described as a "pre-pubescent girl having her fanny photographed".'

That speaker is clearly a complete bell-end. Even the half sighted could surely see that the "girl" is clearly in her twenties, and has the accompanying "tattybojangles" (to quote Russell Howard) - definitely not items of pre-pubescence.

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iOS 4.2: An 'ace' for iPad, a 'meh' for iPhone

Oz
WTF?

Re: crap on a 3g

You've found one bug and now you can't "trust iphone for anything other than media an occasional sms or voice call"? Seriously? Get a grip! Although the OS is supposedly cross-compatible, why not stick with the IOS designed for your phone, or get an iPhone 4, instead of trying to make your phone something it's not, and then complaining about it!

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US may disable all in-car mobile phones

Oz
Joke

Re: Re: Excercise!

Doh - epic fail on my part!

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Oz
FAIL

Excercise!

I love it when people criticise other's use of language and then screw up themselves. It's exercise not excercise!

/pedant

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Microsoft: IE9 will never run on Windows XP

Oz
Joke

Dog

Yes, I miss that stupid dog - making him bark in meetings, and seeing how long you could do it for before someone complained, certainly killed some time!

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Twitter airport bomb joker loses second job

Oz
Black Helicopters

Re: Menacing

Expect your door to be kicked down in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...

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Cyber-jihadists deface home of teddy bears' picnic

Oz
WTF?

Re: Big or small

I'm not normally one to respond to comments in this way but, Mectron, sir... you are a cretin! Do you happen to read the Daily Mail (assuming you can read, that is)?

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Apple bars radiation nanny from App Store

Oz
WTF?

Crock

Sounds like an utter crock of s**t to me. Why doesn't the app sample the, albeit dodgy, reported antenna output as well rather than just rely on the direction the phone is held in....

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UK.gov scraps stop'n'search terror power

Oz
WTF?

Attitude

Wow - the apparent arrogance and contempt shown by some uniformed posters there is breathtaking. I'm sure they are fed up of people tarring them all with the same brush, but even so - that's no excuse for the aggressive nature of the posts. It's hardly going to endear people to them further, or maybe they don't give shit any more?

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Nine Inch Nails guy scores Facebook movie... bitch!

Oz
Joke

And you need....

a spell-checker!

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Jobs tells iPhone users to get a grip

Oz
Go

Re: So if

No, the two parts of the antenna will be isolated from the moisture from your hand, and will work fine. Hence the demand for Bumpers! http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC668ZM/A

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UK told to strengthen data protection, again

Oz

Re: Our Laws are not strong!!

And I, for one, would welcome the EU Commissions input in the rather dubious practice of the Police keeping DNA records of people for X number of years.... even if they are innocent

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Naked Cowboy wrestles Naked Cowgirl

Oz
WTF?

Picture

Dear god! My eyes have been soiled.... I can only hope the people paid $2 a photo are doing it out of pity

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Speed cameras slide out of LibCon budget

Oz
Go

Yes but...

Yes, but with cameras costing up to £40K, and budgets being cut, there won't be the capital seen previously to pay for loads more of them.

(Go - well, need I say more?)

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Canadians form adulterers' privacy campaign

Oz
Joke

Re: Bang on

My partner knows about my porn-buying so it's all good. Thanks for the concern though!

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Microsoft rejects porn, iPad protesters fake it

Oz
Pirate

Porn on Betamax

There was p0rn on Betamax.

The big problem was the size of film that could contained on a physical media item. Longer movies required 2 Betamax tapes, but only 1 VHS - hence VHS was the preferred medium for film distributors and home buyers alike.

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Apple bans competing ads from the iPhone

Oz

Compare to IE

But MS didn't have a monopoly in the browser market either but it didn't stop the EU forcing them to bundle other browsers within their OS.Surely removing the ability for people to use (other) ad software is a restrictive practice?

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Council staff helping selves to data

Oz

Re: Not so

But there is clearly some debate about the quality of those stats, as picked up on by the various commenters to the articles

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Stephen Fry's truly terrible mistake

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Re Internet Radio

The problem is that your experience is not everyone's. My FM reception is brilliant, but my DAB is flaky at best. I listen to music on the radio, and I just can't stand the bubbling effect as the signal goes in and out. For me, unlike, you, DAB is not the panacea - much as I would like to be.

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