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Microsoft: SORRY for the BORKED Xbox One disc drives, here's a free game

DJGM

Sticking with my trusty Xbox 360 Elite for now . . .

These issues with the first batches of both the Xbox One and the PS4 confirm my reasons

for not buying an expensive new tech product from launch. I'll stick with my Xbox 360 for

at least the next 6-12 months, while the early adopters deal with the teething problems

before I decide which one of the new consoles I'll be getting.

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Just HALF of 10m iPhone, Android BlackBerry BBM app downloads activated

DJGM
FAIL

I'd like to try it, but it doesn't want to work over Wi-Fi on my Android phone!

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Thousands! of! Yahoo! Mail! users! driven! crazy! by! revamp!

DJGM
Facepalm

Reply @Rascak

" It is an email service, the clue is in the name, Yahoo! Mail, so why are people trying to use a web browser ?"

You sir, are an idiot. Yahoo Mail is not a traditional e-mail provider, it's WEB BASED e-mail. therefore it is meant to be read / used / accessed within a web browser.

IIRC - accessing Yahoo Mail with a traditional POP based e-mail client isn't free, when I last looked, this required payment of a $50 per year for Yahoo MailPlus.

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Give us a break: Next Android version to be called 'KitKat'

DJGM

Nestle = Evil ... http://www.corporatewatch.org/?lid=240

Seems my next smartphone is very likely to be a Windows Phone.

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Tu Me to go: Tu Go to be Telefonica's 'NEXT BIG AMAZEBALLS' for voice

DJGM

Only seems to support Pay Monthly mobiles ... so it's of no use to me!

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UK economy to lose £198m if BBC and pals lose EPG slots - Ministry of Fun

DJGM
Facepalm

Re: popularity

Quote:

My old man forked out for a HD TV, a Freesat HD box, but he never ever watches HD content . . .

Unquote.

Sounds like he's wasted a lot of money on new TV equipment he has no intention of using properly then.

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SCO vs. IBM battle resumes over ownership of Unix

DJGM
Devil

SCO ... do us all a favour . . .

. . . die already!

Funnily enough, I thought SCO was long dead anyway

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NEW ITV Player app IS HERE ... for Samsung fandroids only. Ha ha

DJGM
Alert

"Watching ITV Player is like watching iPlayer from ten years ago."

BBC iPlayer didn't even exist ten years ago!

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Windows XP support ends a year from … now!

DJGM
Pirate

Re: "Windows XP dies a year from … now!"

. . . as long as you keep it permanently offline after the cut-off date.

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DJGM
Facepalm

Re: Except that XP lives until 2016

Oh yes, very clever idea ... run an unsupported operating system after the cut-off date for security support with unofficial unauthorised reverse engineered patches from untrusted 3rd party sources.

That's about as advisable as wandering around a safari park covered in pieces of raw meat!

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Big Blighty telcos ordered to block three BitTorrent search sites

DJGM
FAIL

Three little words apply here . . .

. . . They ... Never ... Learn.

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Microsoft to end Windows 8 discounts on January 31

DJGM
Megaphone

Re: Upgrade to a more useful, sexier, *real* operating system. Linux

Linux is fine ... but you fail on one core point in your explanation:

Quote: * Secure (secure UNIX architecture). Unquote.

Yes, it's very secure, that is true, and it's not vulnerable to Windows malware. But, it does NOT actually have a UNIX architecture. Linux is not based upon, or built upon any variation of UNIX. Linux is a UNIX clone written from the ground up to work in a very similar way to UNIX.

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DJGM
FAIL

Something is seriously wrong with your laptop then. Windows 8 works perfectly well on all of my systems ... and they are all somewhat lower spec than your Core i5 laptop with it's 8GB RAM.

System 1 ... Core2Quad desktop tower with 3GB RAM

System 2 ... Core2Duo media centre with 2GB RAM

System 3 ... Core i3 ASUS laptop with 4GB RAM

You're just trolling to crap on Windows 8 methinks. Troll fail.

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Pentagon hacker McKinnon will NOT be prosecuted in the UK

DJGM
Stop

Actually . . .

. . . the act of illegally accessing computer systems and networks is called "cracking".

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China blocks all Google services as new leader anointed

DJGM
Flame

Communists are all idiots of the worst kind!

I feel sorry for the people of China, being run by evil communist dictators barely any better than that tubby muppet who's now in charge of North Korea. Communism really needs to be stamped out.

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Hmm, I think I'll order an iPad Mini on Amazon ... Oh no I won't

DJGM
Flame

Re: Or . . .

Any thumbs down on my comment above could really only come from Apple fanbois.

Get a life you sad muppets with more money than sense!

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DJGM
Joke

Or . . .

Product one: We are bigger than Product 2!!! Buy us it's better!

Product two: We are smaller than Product 1!!! Buy us it's better!

Sensible rational customer: Oh ... do shut up, the pair of you!

Apple customer: Mmmm, iPad! Shut up and take my money!

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XBMC coders acquire TVonics brand

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Flame

Re: Anything that's got XBox in it's title, I will avoid like the plague.

@ Anonymous Coward above . . .

Obvious troll is obvious. Ignorant blatherings of a Sony fanboi!

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DJGM
WTF?

Re: And next week...

It's a Freeview HD PVR running on open source based software. Why would TiVO sue them?

TiVO is currently only offered in the UK by Virgin Media, a subscription based TV provider.

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Windows 8: Download it, then speak YOUR brains

DJGM
Facepalm

@Lee Dowling

"If we bought 8 ... we'd need to buy that utility that puts the Start Menu back to how it should be."

It's Classic Shell you're looking for - http://classicshell.sf.net/ - no need to buy it ... it's free!

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Microsoft picks October 26 for Windows 8 launch

DJGM
Megaphone

The 11 year Hitch . . .

That launch date is one day later than it ought to be. Why, you ask ... ?

The full public retail launch date of Windows XP was on Thursday 25th October 2001.

It would make sense for Windows 8 full launch to be on Thursday 25th October 2012.

Two of the most important major release versions of Windows released exactly 11 years apart.

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Tech fault at RBS and Natwest freezes millions of UK bank balances

DJGM
Paris Hilton

Why only have one bank account?

It's always worthwhile to have a secondary bank account set up (obviously with a different bank) especially with such monumental feck ups like this latest one by the RBS Group. Since I got a second account set up with Yorkshire Bank back in 2008 alongside my account with Alliance and Leicester (before they got swallowed up whole by Santander) I have much better control over my money. Bills and "Pay checks" in one account, and the other for general spending.

Paris ... because she's quite well accustomed to getting screwed!

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Queen unveils draft internet super-snoop bill - with clauses

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Thumb Up

Re: "Oh... email..."

I'd hazard a guess that Her Maj is a bit more technically clued-up than you'd think.

Maybe not to the level of most of us reading tech news sites like this, but I'm sure she'll at least know how to switch on a PC and do a bit of casual web browsing in between her royal duties. Probably won't stretch to downloading torrents though!

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Apple 'iTV' looks like Cinema Display, says Throat

DJGM
Stop

iTV ... hmmm, don't think so!

This "product" will not be called "iTV".

The UK's biggest commercial TV broadcaster (est. 1955) won't allow it.

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Judge: Big Five ISPs must block The Pirate Bay

DJGM
Black Helicopters

Re: Wouldn't touch those ISPs anyway.

Which ISP, may I ask, are you with?

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Google Drive stalls on LAUNCH DAY

DJGM
Mushroom

Re: Why the whinging?

You write stupid anonymous comments on forums

How pathetic.

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Judge orders O2 to name suspected smut burglars

DJGM
Facepalm

Re: Errr...

You do know that Telefónica has been around for over 85 years don't you?

You do realise Telefónica is Spain's biggest telco don't you?

Nope, obviously you didn't ... on both counts.

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Microsoft explains bland new Windows logo

DJGM
Flame

Re: Err...

The 1996 original design of the Ford Ka still looks like a heap of hideous fugly junk! Even about 2-3 years after it's been replaced with a better looking design, there are still way to many of the grotesquely awful original Ford Ka's on UK roads.

Every one of them needs to be taken away and violently destroyed.

Anyway ... that's off-topic. The new logo for Windows 8? Meh!

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Music fans not welcome in RIAA-backed .music

DJGM
Holmes

You're obviously not a Brit . . .

. . . it's nowt to do with hearses being painted or paininted.

The .paininthearse one breaks down as "dot pain in the arse".

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DJGM
Flame

More appropriate top-level domains . . .

. . . for these particular organizations:

.scum

.morons

.screwyou

.paininthearse

.gof***yourselves (with the actual word not the asterisks)

.weareabunchofscummygreedyfatcatpatheticsonsofbitches

The longer ones maybe invalid on ICANN's systems, but they all reflect what most people think of these nasty, corporate, screw the people organistaions.

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Iranian gov mouthpiece Press TV finally gets taken off the air in the UK

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Flame

At least one good thing comes from this . . .

One less public soapbox for that vile, despicable, poisonous slimeball surnamed Galloway. Good riddance ... for now.

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Winamp mends trio of old-school security holes

DJGM

Winamp? Naaahhh!

Sonique v1.96 FTW! Hangs occasionally, but still mostly works, even on W7.

Not bad for a program that'll be 10 years old next March!

(Even works on Linux with WINE.)

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Freeview HD will deliver new IPTV channels this month

DJGM

Freeview is still a free part of DTT.

Nope ... the Trade Descriptions Act is not being infringed at all.

Freeview (and Freeview HD) are only part of the complete DTT offerings. DTT stands for "Digital Terrestrial Television" btw. DTT is the platform, upon which Freeview, Freeview HD and TopUp TV stands.

While there is still enough bandwidth available, any mixture of free and non-free services can exist on the DTT platform alongside each other.

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London Philharmonic to give videogame music concert

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Orchestral Manoeuvres ... in Liberty City?

Imagine the main theme from GTA IV (Soviet Connections) played by an orchestra, with the full range of classical instruments.

That, I think, would sound many magnitudes of awesome!

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Tricky Xbox 360 hack claimed to work 1 try in 4

DJGM
FAIL

A waste of time!

What is the point of going to all the trouble of hacking a modern games console to emulate another games console that is both ancient and totally obsolete? What a waste of time and effort.

If you really want to run N64 games ... buy an N64 from eBay!

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MS to WinXP diehards: Just under 3 more years' support

DJGM
Facepalm

"Windows XP is now 10 years old . . . "

I didn't know it was October already. I thought it was still July!

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Sony: 'PSN attacker exploited known vulnerability'

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Thumb Up

That told 'im!

Good solid arguments there from Tidosho, someone I know personally, and who knows EXACTLY what he is talking about, versus someone who most likely has virtually no real world technical knowledge and/or experience and is obviously blinded by his own pathetic fanboi ignorance.

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Mozilla puts squeeze on slow Firefox add-ons

DJGM
Go

@ Notorious Biggles

Try SeaMonkey instead, under the hood it's almost exactly the same as Firefox, being built upon the Gecko engine and a XUL front end but on the surface, it's immune to third party toolbars.

Forget Chrome ... Google's dumbed down excuse of a browser!

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Sony expands legal offensive to more PS3 hackers

DJGM
Grenade

A rather famous saying sums up Sony's litigous actions . . .

(In simple terms so the PS3 fanbois can understand.)

Locking. The. Stable. Door. After. The. Horse. Has. Bolted.

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Undead Commodore 64 comes back for Christmas

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Thumb Down

"Most amazing components . . . " ... NOT!

QUOTE:

"It will be an exact replica of the C64 chassis loaded with the most amazing components available today,"

UNQUOTE.

Errrm ... Intel Atom D525 CPU with Nvidia Ion2 Gfx ... "most amazing" really? ... Methinks not!

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UK hot-swaps leaders - Brown out, Cameron in

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Flame

See ya then!

QUOTE:

Floreat Etona → #

That's that then. We're all completely buggered.

I'll get me coat. Not much point staying in this country any more.

UNQUOTE.

Or at least we would be completely buggered and totally fubar'd with another five years of Gordon Brown and Lord Slimeball at the helm.

As for what posh bloke Dave and his new but (not so posh) LibDem chums ultimately plan to go about doing what needs to be done ... remains to be seem. Fun times lie ahead I'm sure!

Some kudos though to Gordon Brown, for stepping down as the not democratically elected (now ex) PM with some level of dignity, not dragged out of No.10 kicking and screaming as some newspapers would've you believe might happen, and probably wanted to see.

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Mozilla blocks Firefox Java plugin

DJGM

Not only Firefox . . .

It isn't only on Firefox ... I was getting this on SeaMonkey last week.

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A user's timetable to the Digital Economy Act

DJGM
Paris Hilton

Sky+ vs torrents

QUOTE: (partially edited)

I'm still waiting for some to qualitatively (or quantitatively) define the difference between downloading a TV series, from torrent and keeping it on your PC as compared to simply hitting SeriesLink on your Sky+ and automatically recording each episode that you can then keep forever. Or putting a blank DVD in a recorder and making a perfect digital copy. Or even a videotape for f**ks sake!

UNQUOTE

Download any TV shows from torrents on to your PC, and you have pretty much full control over how long you can keep the files, regardless of the legality of doing so, at least until your hard drive is full or crashes.

Meanwhile, with recording TV shows on a Sky+ box, since Sky still have some level of control over their proprietary PVR system, what's to stop them suddenly moving the goalposts? With one over the air software update downloaded to your Sky+ box in the background or overnight, suddenly your Sky+ recordings can only be kept for a specific amount of time, say up to 30 days, or maybe less, before they're automatically deleted. They could even impose another restriction that prevents you from copying those recordings from your Sky+ to another device, be it a computer, a DVD recorder, or an old skool VCR.

There's a chance that all Sky+ boxes already have these restrictions built in, but not enabled by default. It'd only take one push of a button by someone at BSkyB HQ to enable these "features" . . .

It'd most certainly stir up a shitload of controversy, but I wouldn't put it past Murdoch's Money Vultures to pull a stunt like this.

Paris ... only because she enjoys being screwed!

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Mozilla prepares for SeaMonkey 2.0 release

DJGM
Megaphone

@ TeeCee

As Steve72 said, you've clearly never used SeaMonkey. Although it's the same TYPE of

product as the old Netscape Communicator, an internet application suite, it uses the

same codebase as current or recent products from Mozilla, rather than the creaky

old Netscape 4.x codebase from the days of internet yore.

So instead of unnecessary criticisms, maybe you should actually try it first.

http://seamonkey-project.org/

The only physical similarity between the current stable SeaMonkey releases (v1.1.8)

which you'll notice straightaway is the default "Classic" theme, which uses the old

style Netscape 4.x buttons, but in a layout more like the main toolbar in Firefox.

SeaMonkey 2 has finally got rid of the old Netscape look for a new default theme.

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DJGM
Megaphone

SeaMonkey is . . .

. . . not an official Mozilla product alongside Firefox, as this article appears to suggest.

The Mozilla Foundation scrapped official development of the Mozilla App-Suite a few

years ago to concentrate their efforts on Firefox. Development of the App-Suite was

continued by a small band of volunteers, The SeaMonkey Council.

SeaMonkey is a project officially supported by The Mozilla Foundation with regards to

technical resources such as webservers and bandwidth, and various legal aspects

such as trademarks protection for the SeaMonkey name, logo and artwork.

Seamonkey was originally the development codename for the early prototype, alpha

and beta builds of the Mozilla Suite used as the basis for Netscape 6.x in much the

same way Mozilla was a development codename for early Netscape browsers.

EDIT: By the way, why is the spacing between the lines on my message all wrong?

Why is their a gap after every single line, rather than only after each paragraph,

and why do the gaps reappear after each attempt to correct the spacing?

The message comment software installed on this site needs this major bug fixed!

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Poor porn protection hurt Firefox 3 uptake

DJGM

Try this . . .

The solution ... an extension called Oldbar . . .

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6227/

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11 Time Lords plan charity shindig

DJGM
Paris Hilton

I detect the distinct aroma of . . .

. . . fresh steaming male bovine excrement. (In layman's terms, bullshit!)

Paris ... because she'd know exactly what to do with a sonic screwdriver!

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D-Link exposes WiFi routers with new 'security feature'

DJGM
Flame

D-Link = JUNK

As comment title.

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Prism Firefox extension hits beta

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Thumb Down

It doesn't work. It doesn't do anything!

It's completely unusable. It doesn't even start up, but bombs out with a Visual C++ error!

I know it's a beta app, but even so, I'd expect something that actually runs. I'd have also

expected something a lot more stable from Mozilla, than this piece of useless junk.

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