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EE buys 58 Phones 4u stores for £2.5m after picking over carcass

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Re: Smash and grab

the point was the better customer service, independent advise, exclusive deals and prices and ACTUALLY HAVING COMPETITION.

You forget, Steve, that EE's interests != Your interests. And if you say this is good for them then it is certainly not good for any of us.

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Oi, London thief. We KNOW what you're doing - our PRECRIME system warned us

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Interestingly if anyone was to make use of this information it would instantly become wrong.

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JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!

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Re: Is Scotland too small to survive on its own?

Hmm but...

New Zealand is a lovely place, with glorious weather, fantastic environments and great people.

And Scotland is a shithole.

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surely if they win 51% of the vote and just scrape it, then they only get 51% of Scotland? Seems fair to me.

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Top Gear Tigers and Bingo Boilers: Farewell then, Phones4U

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yeah, blurred coz arseholes are arseholes regardless of market research.

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Microsoft's rumoured $2.5bn Minecraft gobble expected on Monday

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@ Anonymous Coward

Oh you uninformed AC.

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Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water

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they don't own shit.

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Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK

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Re: Did you eat the whopper?

Absolutely. This is ENTIRELY artificial.

If you bought one, please, kill yourself for the good of mankind.

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Re: £699

"nontechnical person" you see, you've found my strongest insult.

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Hacker publishes tech support phone scammer slammer

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If you tell the scammer you are going to exploit him when he tries to connect then it would not be a crime. I doubt many of them have any idea what they are doing or how, and would answer "yes, ok" to anything you say

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iPhone 6: Advanced features? Pah! Nexus 4 had most of them in 2012

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Attention Macscum

Question: Did you not see The Fappening?

Question: Do you really want to use Apple Pay?

If the answers are yes you seriously need to reconsider your continued existence.

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Order an iPhone 6 from midnight PT – if Apple's web store holds up better than its livestream

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macscum are not people

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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

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I remember buying this on a day out with my family when very young. What an excellent game.

The creators of Dungeon Gouger on mobile should be hung, drawn and quartered obviously.

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Apple iCloud storage prices now ONLY double Dropbox, Google et al

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no they are what we call "twats"

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Apple Watch will CONQUER smartwatch world – analysts

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Daniel Matte you are dumb. That is all.

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Greater dev access to iOS 8 will put us AT RISK from HACKERS

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"One reason iOS is erroneously perceived to be more secure than Android"

FTFY

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Who us, SHARE infrastructure? Networks reject gov proposal

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Mandatory Coverage Requirement

Give them all exactly the same requirement. Tell them to sort it between themselves. They will simply set up a system that allows them the most profit. The most profit comes from least overheads and costs (you would have thought).

If they all must serve everyone then they will naturally find the least expensive way of achieving that.

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The Schmidt hits the clan: Google chief mauls publishers' 'abuse of dominance' claims

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In the beginning...

The Internet was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of Google moved upon the face of the waters.

And Google said, Let there be meaningful results: and there was meaningful results.

And Google saw the results, and that they were good: and Google divided the results from the paid adverts.

And the evening and the morning were the first day. And Google was the internet.

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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Someone has been playing Banished.

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FCC boss Wheeler: Lack of broadband choice is screwing Americans

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NCTA

Simple solution: Do exactly the opposite of whatever the NCTA want and everyone will benefit.

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Jimbo tells Wikipedians: You CAN'T vote to disable 'key software features'

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"you have permanent lower-caste status, and have simply been working hard for other people to get rich."

Ah, smells like the real world.

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Gang behind '1.2 billion' megahack ransack is pwning our customers – hosting firm

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seems like a reasonable response all round from them.

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Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? THIS is why

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"Apple sets a high bar."

Oh my. Everyone in the office turned to stare at me after I burst out laughing.

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GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine

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""breaking the law if they attempt to take photos of any GCHQ staff"

Sorry my irony meter just exploded

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'I think photographers get TOO MUCH copyright for their work'

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Important Point

You must realise you have NO AUTOMATIC RIGHT TO BE PAID FOR ANYTHING EVER. If you think you can scam people into giving you money for a pretty picture or a nice tune then gratz, carry on, don't mention what a racket you are running.

But you must, must, MUST realise that it is exactly that: a scam. You must be honest with yourselves. You are con artists. You produce nothing. You cannot eat a picture. You cannot take shelter in a house.

Take a look a the current penchant for survivalist games. You must find Food! Warmth! At no point are you encouraged to develop a system for monetising humming or finger painting.

So please, whinge all you like, but deep down, in the depth of your hearts, please, please, keep close to yourselves that you are worthless scum.

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Euro banks will rip out EVERYTHING and buy proper backend systems ... LOL, fooled ya

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I could not be more happy...

...than to be told that the banks are running reliable, thoroughly specified and tested, rock solid zSeries and iSeries platforms running CICS and COBOL and RPG.

These things WORKED. A lot of effort was put in by well qualified and intelligent people.

Farming things to India to be poorly coded in .net from non-existent designs and then implementing without exhaustive testing DOES NOT WORK.

Just because it doesn't have Cloud written on the side does not mean you should replace it.

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Yes, and the call center staff HATED the crappy, slow web based replacement which was significantly worse than the green screen application. The company was Aviva, the new system was "N200" meaning "Next 200 Years". It was replaced the next year by N201.

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EU justice chief blasts Google on 'right to be forgotten'

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"This ruling does not give the all-clear for people or organisations to have content removed from the web simply because they find it inconvenient"

She must realise that this is exactly what it has done?

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Oz biz regulator discovers shared servers in EPIC FACEPALM

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"blame some junior person"

I am sure everyone understands that when companies pin the blame on "some junior person", said person was only doing exactly what they had been told.

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Pay to play: The hidden cost of software defined everything

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Perhaps 3D printing will allow designs to be perfected, openly shared and everyone to benefit.

But I doubt it.

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TRANSMUTATION claims US LENR company

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Re: transmutation?

well there are enough of those in one oxygen atom to make 8 hydrogen atoms via fission you would have thought. but that isn't about chemical bonds, and all of the "research" seems to be crap anyway. so yeah sure, transmogrify away.

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Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?

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Backwards...

These requests are very important.

They are not asked because the Requester believes an asteroid impact is likely.

They are asked because councils pissing money away on nonsense and then hiding it in the accounts is VERY likely.

And the only way to find out is to ask specifically in a FOI request. Otherwise the £14M spent on zombie rodent prevention, with fact finding trips to the Caribbean, will go down as Miscellaneous Pest Control.

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Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai

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They totally deserve each other. Now, which are the bigger set of scum sucking crooks?

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Oculus sucked by Zuck? 'I'm over it' – Minecraft supremo Notch

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You shouldn't call him "Persson" like that. Its not a surname and its rude.

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e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt

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Re: Things aint what they used to be, and that's for sure.

Is this some auto-generated spam from a bot? It seems to be lots of random fragments of sentences pasted together.

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Microsoft Azure goes TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance)

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downvoted for stating fact. nice.

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Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

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This is bollocks anyway

As it has already been proven in court that pictures of premier league football are NOT copyrightable.

http://www.out-law.com/articles/2012/march1/premier-league-considering-selling-broadcast-rights-on-pan-eu-basis-following-ecj-ruling/

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-25968200

more, google it.

Only the Logos are copyrightable. A camera phone recording will not show logos, so the pictures are not copyright.

Premier League is very, very well aware of this. But they'd rather put out these lies and hope people believe them.

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One in 12 Tweeps are bots

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These estimates are very low. I would say more like 80%+ are bots/unused/spam accounts.

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XBOX One will learn to play media from USB and DLNA sources

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I have this thing called a PC...

...it plays all of this and more, as well as all the best games. And its upgradable.

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Cracker takes control of 200 rooms in Chinese hotel

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Re: A certain...

You're a fool. You should have whitelisted your mac and turned it off for everyone else.

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Ecuador follows Bitcoin ban with digi-currency proposal

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Re: I have a bad feeling about this...

I don't know... a unit of a digital currency is a Unique Identifier. With Bitcoins these are mined, but a central bank could just assign them out, 1, 2, 3 etc. All they need is a record of who possesses which ID (like Bitcoin but I assume not exploitable by a 51% power possessing member, ahem) and an API for transferring these. We could stamp pound coins with a GUID and try it ourselves perhaps.

Flaws? A man-in-the-middle attack on the connection between bank and customer could be easily done you would think. Hack the server, all your 'Ecu's are belong to us? Blackout really cripples economy?

So I guess the important question is will be a "Digital Currency" ( a true currency controlled and underwritten by the central bank but paper-/coin-less in some way ) or a "Digital Commodity" like Bitcoin ( a scarce and hard to create mathematical construct with a finite limit that can be directly traded but with no underwriting ).

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Now even Internet Explorer will throw lousy old Java into the abyss

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"will throw lousy old Java into the abyss"

Can you not phrase your headline in a slightly more accurate way? This is related to buggy ActiveX controls. Its not about Java. Java is the USEFUL thing that this ActiveX control provides, and as it is so USEFUL and EXCELLENT that it is ubiquitous enough for the ActiveX control to be worth attacking. If you make such silly statements then uneducated people like david12 above will start parroting what you are saying.

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NoSQL startup MongoDB names BladeLogic founder as new CEO

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how is recruiting the guy behind RAC in any way a remotely good thing?

I remember when this software took down the groceries database of a major uk supermarket. decided to write one datatype to wrong column. then RAC propagated this to all nodes. goodbye data. cue whole IT department on phone to customers manually processing orders. fun times.

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Whoops, my cloud's just gone titsup. Now what?

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wow. so you need DR. thanks for that.

i'll let the 1960s know you have caught up with their ideas.

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Google's 'right to be forgotten': One rule for celebs, another for plebs

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better would have been to demand a court order for each and every one.

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iWallet: No BONKING PLEASE, we're Apple

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iDiots.

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Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro

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giving kids crapple products is child abuse

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Who has your credit card data? 1 million HOLIDAY-MAKERS' RECORDS exposed

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Re: ICO ?

PCI isn't a regulation or from the FSA. Its an industry "standard" designed to allow transfer of blame away from the card providers.

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SAP gets into OpenStack bed with... ORACLE? (and 100 others)

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so are they dropping CloudFoundry?

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