* Posts by Dabooka

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We forget NOTHING, the Beeb thunders at Europe

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Re: Lawsuits inbound

@FF22

Swing and a miss

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Indiana Jones whips Bond in greatest movie character poll

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Zero credibility in my eys

If Indiana gets #1 after The Crystal Fucking Skulls, then clearly it's being voted for by cretins.

And Breaking Bad's Walter White #1 TV? Will it stand the test of time? I'm not so sure, not like Columbo does....

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Online gov services are mostly time-wasting duplicates, says EU

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I call shenanigans

"Forms pre-filled with data already available to public administrations (e.g. date of birth, home address, marital status) would stop wasting everyone’s time, but are available only in 45 per cent of cases."

Only 45%?

Bollocks, I don't believe it's a tenth of that. Not that that's a bad thing per se...

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LastPass got hacked: Change your master password NOW

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Re: Say what?

@Lee D

'It gets me that techy people aren't running their own domain but complain about spam.'

I'm not techy (enough), but I really want to be doing this. Any good idiots guides out there? I need a challenge for the looming long autumn nights....

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It's curtains for you, copper: IBM boffins push the LIGHT FANTASTIC

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Re: Good article, and rather exciting potential, but

No shit Sherlock, but this is a UK site (albeit with a few outposts in the colonies)

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Good article, and rather exciting potential, but

'Do the math'?

'Do the maths'

FIFY

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Denon delivers low-cost DTS:X AV kit. Finally Dolby Atmos gets some competition

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Onkyo go 'bang'

Two Onkyo's in my 'circle' gone pop as described.

My old Yamaha got replaced some 3 months ago. Final choice was the Denon as I wanted dual (but independant) HDMI outputs. The Sony alternative was like a chocolate box, I have no faith in Onkyo now and Marantz were too expensive for same feature set, unless i went open box on old stock.

Still not sure I need, want or could use 'Atmos' or it's alternatives

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ISP Level 3 goes TITSUP after giganto traffic routing blunder

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WTF?

I know who I blame.....

and it's nothing to do with levels, tiers and ISPs.

Wrath of the Gods

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Caterham 270S: The automotive equivalent of crack

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Re: Far too little horsepower for the money!

Only one I found was a touch over £17k?

Not that I coudl see anymore as I don't have permisison to read the thread and I'm not signing up just to see the advert!

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The watts in a box that kept West London's lights on

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Ah, Horsea

Lovely part of the world, Ulrome / Skipsea is a frequent destination for our hols. I'd imagine some of the locals haven't seen this new fangled electric lighting before

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HMRC ditches Microsoft for Google, sends data offshore

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Re: Mamba?

@Voland

"Mamba is a cutie.

What we have here ladies and gentlemen, is more like a golden lancehead viper"

I assumed the OP was refering to a big black sex aid, not the snake

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LG G4: Be careful while fingering this leather-clad smartie pants

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Good pal of mine agrees...

He's stuck with his S3 for EXACTLY the reasons you mention. He just pops in a sim only deal and away he goes, he'll upgrade when it dies and not before.

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Re: Function Before Form

That's fine, Otterbox away. It's fairly easy to add that element to a smartphone, but a lot less simple to remove it if it's built in.

The problem I see it with 'survivable' phones is they can't just be droppable, the spec becomes huge (as has been mentioned on these boards before) with IP ratings etc. You end up with a huge great lump of indestructable mass which is a great product for those that need them, but they don't sell to consumers in any numbers and are easily outdone in performance terms by the mass produced ones too. They're a niche product.

I know what you mean though, I typically clad my new shiney in something to help with knocks and scrapes (initially anyway).

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Re: A Review? Advertorial maybe....

@Christian Berger

"So the relevant facts are:

no removable battery

no SD card slot"

Sorry if I misread your comments, but are you on about the G4 still? From the review here;

"Sensing the opportunity, LG has made its own flagship for 2015 much more "Galaxy-like". It retains the removable battery of last year’s G3 and is priced keenly off-contract. You can stuff in a Micro SD card up to 2TB"

Or have I clusterfucked here?

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Mass break-in: researchers catch 22 more routers for the SOHOpeless list

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Re: The old way

And the interim chaos? Who'd manage the fall out from that?

An admirbale aim, but totally unworkable in the real world. Accountability, and a couple of US of A class actions for breaches, is the only way this will move on

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Couple sues estate agent who sold them her mum's snake-infested house

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Re: Inspections dont work in the UK

DItto.

I went barmy with the inspector and he actually came out and did another one with me present; same sort of issues as you, lightbulbs (one full fta bulb on the stairs to the cellar, all others energy efficient or LED), no insulation (stone built and rendered). Unble to check loft as there isn't one, just the apex boarded and insulated as the entire 3rd floor is the 'loft'. Windows; newly fitted double glazed wood frames but slated for not being uPVC (when we couldn't fit them anyway even if we wanted). Unable to check boiler as in the cellar, which is full height, runs the length fo the house with lighting, electrics, natural light and houses the washer and dryer.

The funniest was watching my missus tear him apart on each of these points after his feable excuse. He stood there with a clipboard and hi vis vest on lokoing a right chump

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Google to axe TXT reminders for Calendar events

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Re: SMS messages on Android

Sod Android, I'm fairly certain my trusty 6150 from the turn of the century allowed me to call from the SMS Received screen? Or have I dreamt that?

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Next-gen Freeview telly won't be another disruptive 4Ker

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Re: Sky...

"High bit rate DVDs can look better than much HD sources.

Das Boot looked fine on a 46" HDTV"

Absolutely it can, I'm not suggesting that HD = better. There's a guy at work who thinks his Android IP box spouts out full HD football becuase it's shwoing as '1080p' but we all know that isn't the case!

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Re: Sky...

Good points made.

I'm fairly sure it was Sky Atlantic although it was a while back. As I say it was not my system either so it may improve with differnent better decoders.

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Re: Sky...

Have an upvote.

Compression is so shocking now. Some of their HD channels are only moderately better than some of the German SD channels I've seen, and certain SD channels are virtually unwatchable on a reasonble sized telly. Bring back D2MAC!

I do confess to not having a Sky box so it might vary between receivers.

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Starbucks denies mobile app hack, blames careless customers

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Re: And this is why the box always must remain unticked....

I wonder if the asshat with the downvote would care to shed some light and enlighten me? I'm curious as to what I'm missing here.....

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And this is why the box always must remain unticked....

'Would you like to save your payment details securely for future purchases?'

Only a top-rate tit would okay that box. Linked payment details, do me a favour.

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Blocking pirate sites doesn't weaken pirates say Euroboffins

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Re: Am I the only one

I assume you're on about 3pm kick off games? That's nothing to do with the moneymen really is it, that's the clubs themselves trying to protect their gate receipts. And that's always been the case, want to watch City v United 3pm on a Saturday? Go the game. Can't? MediumWave radio it is!

I can't believe you mean he can't buy physically buy a legal services for the matches that ARE televised.

For the record I'm in the same boat but bought a SpiderBox (IPTV is just awful for these things), so I'm not having a go, I'm simply explaining there is a difference between the 3pm and normal televised matches.

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Samsung offers $90,000 if you can fix California's epic drought with tech

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Re: Disaster by arrogance

Completely agree, most of what they're doing in that example could be done with decades old tech, hooking it up to an 'app' doesn't change the core challenegs or offer solutions to problems that matter.

+1 for 1980s Coder too, Chris Packham has been pushing that for decades (he's the first person I recall bringing it to my attention anyway) and this is coming from someone who adores a good ribeye.

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Traumatised Reg SPB team barely survives movie unwatchablathon

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Needs more Cloverfield

I good start with those three, but blimey Cloverfield is shite.

And of course any 4th installment of Indiana Jones would be awful too, but thankfully they've resisted the urge to make such a travesty of a movie so it remained a trilogy.....

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HP lifts lid on Autonomy lawsuit claims, but Lynch cries BOLLOCKS

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Re: The Enron Defence

Ah, I see my own personal A/C is still on a downvote rampage. He / she went back through all my posts downvoting them last week, must have taken quite some time that.... /tragic

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Re: The Enron Defence

*cheque

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Oxford chaps solve problem in 1982 Sinclair Spectrum manual

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There's a FAIL here alright....

but it's you.

How on earth can someone with the tag '1980s_coder' not read this without a wry smile? Why on earth would you pick it apart? Why not see it for a bit of fun which it clearly is? Why not watch it think' Hey something new with a speccy!' rather than thinking how you would've done it better (note, you haven't actually done it mind).

Why 1980s_coder, why?

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DRM is NOT THE LAW, I AM THE LAW, says JUDGE DREDD

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Re: Credo!

Thanks for that, I jut don't want to spend all my time navigating it rather than reading. Think I'll give it a shot.

+1 Sub....

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Credo!

With an awfully long flight ahead of me next month, this has just given me a great idea to get back to my youth. How I loved 2000AD back in the day, as I'm sure many on here did.

Grokk, it's about time I got off my arse and did something about it! How do these e-comic thingeymebobs work out on a small screen like a S5, or is it strictly tablet only?

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iPhone vs. Galaxy fight hospitalises two after beer bottle stabbing

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I have to ask the obvious....

which side were you?

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Re: To protect and serve...

Not really, over here plod would have chucked them in an ambulance to go to A&E (scared of death in custody) to be treated and sober up, where they get discharged and leave on their merry way the next day. Rarely a charge incurs from the the rozzers if a trip to A&E is needed.

I'm sure I'll get downvoted, I've but been there and seen it with my own eyes too many times.

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Don't shoot the Messenger: NASA's suicide probe to punch hole in Mercury

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Re: Not too sure about the crater.

The article states it'll land on the dark side.....

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Google's new scribble-tab-ulous handwriting interface for Android

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Re: @Badvok

Cheers for that Badvok, much appreciated use of Google there!

However, it's the element about retaining input I'm curious of as it wasn't mentioned as a permission per se, it was something buried within one of the permisison's descriptions. As I say it was a while ago and I didn't install it as a result so can't check.

I just wondered if this does the same, not that I'd use it anyway

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Just one question; what permissions does this thing want?

I only ask as I'm sure buried in the T&Cs of the keyboard is a reference to Google pertaining the right of all data entered via the app.

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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Re: Erm...

According to local reports, the recliner had Bluetooth.

Sorted?

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Fancy six months of security nirvana for free? Read on...

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Re: And just below this, in 'More from the Register...'

"Amazed your comment was accepted.

Every time I point out similar things, my posts are moderated into oblivion."

Give it time Lee, give it time...

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And just below this, in 'More from the Register...'

I find;

"Dodgy BitDefender update bricks systems

BullGuard also bitten by borked box balls-up"

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Ex-cop: Holborn fireball comms outage cover for £200m bling heist gang

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Re: Transatlantic twonk

Just reading the comments to seeif someone had beaten me to it. Have an upvote!

Wrong icon though.... :-)

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Bonking with Apple is no fun 'cos it's too hard to pay, say punters

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Re: It's times like this....

Nonsense. You talk as if having a couple of dollars for bottles of water (not large amounts) is going to attract attention.

Cards I typically leave in the hotel unless I need CASH or am going to buy something and I'd rather not use the CASH I have.

Try going to Borneo via Brunei and buy something int he airport with a card. You'll have fun there.... :-)

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Re: I just don't understand the need for the concept to be honest

Yeah I know, I probably should get one (but then it'll be in the wrong car!).

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Re: I'm puzzled by these attempts.

I was doing that 15 years ago with IrDA.

Do you mean you looked for a not-too-bright-place, a flat surface and then attempted to send a vCard? While the rest of us had said 'Call me and hang up, I'll call yuo back and then you'll have my number'.

Mind, nothing got a bird in a pub hotter than aligning IrDAs.....

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Re: I'm puzzled by these attempts.

Satnav in my car works with no mobile service, on a bigger screen and dosen't need sticking down.

Still own a watch (several in fact). Not eveyone is glued to their handset.

MP3s plug into car direct, and wife's old Shuffle is better when running. Or are suggesting I should strap my S5 onto my arm?

Personally I don't worry about any of them, other than myabe my watch, and having a phone has not reduced my concern over my timepiece.

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It's times like this....

you need some local currency. You know, cash.

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Re: I just don't understand the need for the concept to be honest

Nope, I still don't see your point I'm sorry to say.

15 seconds? Wasn't that in Tesco twenty minutes ago, including topping up my wallet with 50 quid; much slower than you having to make a specific trip to the cashpoint; I’m assuming cashback is not available on contactless? No, even with 5 or so people in front, it just isn't that slow using chip and pin.

Dirty contacts? Forgotten PINs? As opposed to the 'Sorry that didn't go through the reader is playing up, I'll cancel this one and the try swiping it again'. Yeah, really not slow at all.

NFC. How does one pay on a mobile without a bank account? That's a genuine question, I don't know (never used it) but I thought you either had it linked to your bill or had to top up the wallet, such as the Vodafone SmartPass mentioned above. Can't see many networks doing that without a bank account?

Dirty stinking banknotes? Shops without change? Do you actually go out and buy stuff? You're not exactly describing my typical transactions although I'll happily concede it may be your experience if that's what you tell me, but I go in, pick up the item hand cash and get change. No problems experienced on the small (sorry, I should say 'micro'......) transactions that pay-by-bonk is all about.

40 years old next month, total wallets lost zero. Mobiles lost zero. And if I did lose my wallet, my chip n pin cards would remain harder to use in an before cancelling than a contactless one wouldn’t it? In fact, thank you, another compelling reason not to use them or indeed register the service.

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That's my take on it....

nothing more than mobe makers and network operators trying to force their way into your wallet.

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Re: I just don't understand the need for the concept to be honest

Cheers AC, I do get those points but I don't see how it's easier than handling cash?

I need cash. The Tyne Tunnel needs cash, or more rather change, to let me in (or out!), the buttie van I get my lunch from needs cash and my window cleaner knocks on expecting cash. And I don't find myself specifically making trips to the cash point either; cashback or cashpoints at the supermarket or garage does not inconvenience me one bit. What slows me down is people queuing and then deciding what they want at the bar, or queuing and then fidgeting for their wallet or purse. THAT is what slows queues down, no the transaction at the other end!

It's not a resistance to change for me, I just don't see the point. At all.

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I just don't understand the need for the concept to be honest

If I reach into my pocket for a phone, I can reach into it for my wallet, where taking some (wait for it) 'cash' out while queuing, has served me well for many a year. Or maybe make a card payment too, as chip n pin isn't slow in my book.

To me it's just mobile makers and networks trying to get in where I don't want them; they give me texts and calls which is lovely, thank you. However I'll go elsewhere to pay for stuff and things.

And for the same reason I've never tried contact less with the abundance of cards I have that take them. I just don't see a compelling reason, unless someone here can tell me what I'm missing?

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BT thinks EE customers will FLEE from enlarged four-play mobe biz

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Re: Ignorance of the UK telecoms market

I'm showing MY complete ignorance? Or are you just showing your [corporate induced?] naivety?

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Supposed spy-busting Anonabox insecure, says Cloak Project

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Phew, that's a relief

"..... accessible by ipv6 only from the LAN or Wifi."

Just LAN and wifi. No reason to worry then.

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