* Posts by Shades

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Another Brexit cliff edge: UK.gov warned over data flows to EU

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Yeah, imagine those foreigners wanting you to be accountable for your crimes committed in their countries. What a bunch of selfish bastards.

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Re: Stupid people don't know they're stupid

"but they often find it politically expedient to blame "Brussels" for things they may well have approved but are not very popular at home, at the moment."
You mean live UK.gov have done time and time again... "It was the EU that dun it. Honest".

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Re: "cancellation of fishing rights for other countries in British waters"

"every area that includes UK territorial waters includes territorial waters of at least one other state"

And so does Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, and Croatia.

Your point is?

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"What data ? whats the problem?

I just cant get the gist of this article.

The fabled Brexiteer "intelligence" on display again.

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Re: what?

Wolfetone, I cannot upvote this enough.

The self-fulfilling prophesy: "The EU doesn't work for us" - Well it won't if you keep electing fraud committing morons who don't sodding turn up and when they do do f*ck all.

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Re: "The potential downside of not getting this right is very serious,"

The fact that you think this is an issue of "translating data from one format to another" leads me to believe you haven't got the first f*cking clue what you're talking about. This is why many "remoaners" hold leavers in such contempt.

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Lets just get this over with then:

  • You lost, get over it
  • Stop talking the country down
  • We're more important to them...
  • German cars
  • Soros
  • We managed okay before the war
  • The EU is an unelected dictatorship
  • REMOANER!!

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UK.gov snaps on rubber gloves, prepares for mandatory porn checks

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1970's/1980's = Huge porn 'staches.

2010's/2020's = Huge porn stashes.

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Speaking in Tech: What is a Windows 10 licence worth these days?

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"Anyone fancy a Phillips CM8833 mkii?"

Mine is still in the loft, but thanks anyway.

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Google, Mozilla both say they sped up the web today. One by blocking ads. One with ads

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I switch off ad blocking once...

Never. Again.

For some context I have MSI GS40 - 3.5Ghz Quad Core i7 with 16gb of RAM and a 256gb SSD - a laptop thats not short on performance and a 60mb internet connection.

I once switched off the NoScript and Ghostery FireFox add-ons and, well... page load times massively increased as if I was on dial-up, some pages had (according to Ghostery) 40-odd trackers/adverts and such, and (according to NoScript) 20-odd external scripts, the pages jumped all over the place with scripts messing about with the DOM, images resizing, fonts changing and zooming in or out, auto-play video's that expand and shrink when done and move the content about, and on, and on, and on, and on...

Err, thanks but no thanks. Until websites stop actively creating a jarring, time-consuming and painful user experience then my ad/script blockers are staying firmly on. You can call me a freeloader, I don't really care, but you can only call me that if you've never, ever skipped adverts on anything you've PVR'd.

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Hotheaded Brussels civil servants issued with cool warning: Leak

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Start of 2 year exit negotiations?

Why do media outlets keep saying the talks mark the start of the 2 year exit negotiations?

The 2 year exit countdown has already started, its started upon delivery of the Article 50 letter... 2 and a half months ago, most of which has been wasted by Theresa Mayhems ill-advised and ill-fated snap GE.

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Microsoft's new Surface laptop defeats teardown – with glue

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What happened to screwing?

I love screwing!

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That YouTube ad boycott had square-root of sod-all effect on Google's insane cash machine

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Adverts?

YouTube has adverts? Since when?

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Just delete the internet – pr0n-blocking legislation receives Royal Assent

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Re: William Wallace

Until they finally convince themselves completely that banning encryption is the only way to save us all.

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Official: America auto-scanned visitors' social media profiles. Also: It didn't work properly

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"When the airlines start losing money from less people flying into or around the country and less passengers from abroad traveling to the USA"

When? Its already happening. Global searches, and bookings, of flights/holidays to the US are already dramatically down.

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Did your in-flight entertainment widget suck? It's Panasonic's fault, claims software biz

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I managed to make my IFE crash on an Emirates flight a couple of years ago, by doing exactly the same thing. Fortunately they got it back up by rebooting just my system from one of the galleys. It took ages to reboot, with all the usual Linux mumbo-jumbo whizzing up the screen, eventually, I think, booting into a custom version of Android with the boot logos removed and immediately going into a custom launcher.

The easiest way to tell if an IFE system is running Android is by going to the maps or games section and starting a game or map. I'm not sure if its because the IFE systems have a tiny amount of memory but they seem to remove the audio/video/info section (launcher?) of the IFE system from memory, briefly causing the Android on-screen buttons to appear before running the game/map and vice-versa when you quit. My memory is a bit fuzzy with Emirates doing this, but I know Singapore Airlines IFE does.

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Re: Necessary Evil

Flew with BA to Mexico last year, food was dire. Return journey was with Iberia, food was worse still. Food on Emirates is okay, so too on Lufthansa (you even get free sandwiches on their short hop flights which was a surprise!) and Etihad wasn't bad. Best was probably Singapore Airlines, who even brought proper Magnum ice creams (on sticks) round for desert. Was quite a weird experience eating a proper ice cream while watching the world pass by at 35,000ft.

Incidentally Singapore Airlines also do really good flight kits, even in the cheap seats, 3 of which found their way into my hand luggage and the nice blue zipped bags are now used to keep things organised in my hand luggage back-pack! :D

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Grumpy Trump trumped, now he's got the hump: Muslim ban beaten back by appeals court

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Re: Even if it were true...

#BowlingGreenMassacre #NeverForget

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Re: Shame on you all

"a cup of tea"

They threw out all the tea, remember?

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Playpen child sex abuse archive admin gets 20 years in the Big House

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Re: Punishment fits the crime? @Shades

What a load of absolute fucking shit. Between the back tracking, bullshit claims of "percentages", use of snowflake, and whines of political correctness no doubt you pair are backward fuckwit Trump (and/or Fuhrage) supporters.

Anyone, without the tendency to be a lying cunt, knows full well you weren't referring to BDSM bottoms; Besides the fact there are many facets to BDSM - only some of which involve pain - if, on the off-chance a paedophile was also into BDSM, I don't think getting the absolute living shit stomped out of you is something even the most hardened BDSM bottom would find pleasurable. Doubly so for a BDSM top - "if he's not, he'll learn to enjoy it" - why the fuck would a BDSM top "learn to enjoy" having the living shit stomped out of him? Get the fuck out of here with your pathetic "I mean't BDSM" backtracking bullshit!

So, what other section of society uses the terms Bottom and Top? What other section of society has, for many, many years also suffered the unfounded stereotype and stigma of being associated with paedophilia? Go on, take one fucking guess...

And on behalf of others? For all you know I could be extravagantly fabulous myself, have close friends who are also fabulous, so too a couple of cousins and have worked within the gay night-life industry. You don't know me, so who the fuck are you to suggest I'm being offended on behalf of others? However, you do realise that you don't have to be the "subject" (for want of a better word) that is being offensively commented upon to be offended right? I don't have to be gay to be offended by a casual connection between homosexuality and paedophilia, similarly I don't have to, as a kid, have been fucked by an adult to find a "joke" about paedophilia offensive. To believe otherwise is treading dangerously down the path of being a typical piece of shit Drumpf/Fuhrage supporting wanker.

BTW, you are dead wrong about gay men "far" preferring fellatio... maybe you're projecting your time in the school showers?

TL;DR Go fuck yourselves, you pair of utter scumbags.

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Re: Punishment fits the crime?

"A child abuser has been sentenced to jail - where, if he's a bottom,"

Hold your horses there buddy. You seem to be insinuating that all paedophiles are gay, ergo only gays are potential paedophiles. With all due respect, which in this case is absolutely none, please take your outdated views and fuck off!

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Murdoch's 21st Century Fox agrees £18.5bn Sky takeover deal

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Why now? As the article states, he already owns 39% of Sky anyway.

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HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

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Mushroom

F*ck you HBO

Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming. Winter is coming.

What you going to do about that c*nts?

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Trump's torture support could mean the end of GCHQ-NSA relationship

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Re: I despair

First chimp?

*cough* Bush *cough*

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Drone idiots are still endangering real aircraft and breaking the rules

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Re: Bit miffed and surprised

Bit miffed that you felt the need to locate Welshpool as being "30 miles west of Birmingham"

It would have been far more accurate to say Welshpool is 17 miles west of Shrewsbury, as that is probably the closest large place of reference. I trust most El Reg readers are intelligent enough to have heard of Shrewsbury?

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Virtual reality is actually made of smartphones

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I didn't think it was possible...

... to give a dead, presumably cremated, person a blowjob, but here it is!

What the fuck is this drivel on El Reg?

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Apple to automatically cram macOS Sierra into Macs – 'cos that worked well for Windows 10

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Re: This is a much smaller update than going from Windows 7 to Windows 10

"[blah blah] '2D FLUGLY' [blah blah]"

Pardon me but I'm having difficulty working out if you're 12 or 102? You keep banging on about Windows 10 being '2D FLUGLY', at every tenuous opportunity, but what I think you actually mean is that its not to your taste. Skeuomorphic design has, I'm afraid, served its purpose and its day is done. It made sense when computers were just emerging into the home and there were whole generations who needed an illustration of a button to know something was a button and could be clicked upon, but we've moved way beyond that now.

Kids, even toddlers, pick up on how tablets and phones work with ease and after being shown a few things it doesn't take them long to suss out how to navigate their way around a phone/tablet to their favourite games or get to their favourite websites on their own. Similarly, my grandparents, both in their 80s, have Android phones and barring showing them how to get to a few settings I've never had to show them how to use their phones. Granted this is probably due, in part, to things like the skeuomorphic interface of Windows 7, but I'm fairly confident that they could now switch from Windows 7 to 10 on their computers and, conversely due to Android, have no problems doing the stuff they currently do.

For what its worth I think skeuomorphic interfaces are awful (I actively avoided Windows 7 because of Aero) but I've never felt the need to keep banging on and on (and on and on and on) about it being "flugly". I quietly avoided it (Windows 7), merrily got on with my day and didn't sound like I haven't progressed beyond having a tantrum simply because something isn't to my taste. Its not as though there aren't solutions to your "complaint" either. Pick one of them and get on with the more important things in life before you give yourself an ulcer or something!

By the way, I think your caps-lock key has an intermittent fault.

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Samsung: And for my next trick – exploding WASHING MACHINES

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Re: Yay, another thing to worry about in life!

"Until I saw this article I'd never considered a washing machine catching fire as a real possibility other than a freak accident"

I'm guessing you're not from the UK then?

http://www.itv.com/news/central/2016-05-16/fire-chief-warns-of-killer-washing-machines-after-254-fires-in-one-year/

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The server's down. At 3AM. On Christmas. You're drunk. So you put a disk in the freezer

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Re: Further screw-driver acrobatics

I can vouch (sort of) for that kind of hackery... I had a slot loading DVD-ROM drive, back before most non-nerdy people knew DVD was a thing*, which eventually required a "bump start" to get it going; A quick push with a thin, but not sharp, object was enough to get it spinning and it survived like that for years.

* I think even I only had 1 DVD movie for years though as they were still ridiculously expensive.

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Matt LeBlanc handed £1.5m to front next two series of Top Gear

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Re: Episodes

Shirley you both mean Eddie "When I Had a Team" Jordan?

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I want to remotely disable Londoners' cars, says Met's top cop

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Re: On-Star

"I would be amazed if a Chief Constable didn't want to be able to stop a speeding getaway car safely"

Which is all well and good in HappyRainbowsAndUnicornsWorld. Sadly we don't live there, we live in DepressingPowergrabAndOverreachLand, a land where the likes of RIPA are introduced with pinky-swears of "we won't abuse these powers", only for them to be immediately abused.

What would happen is the power to remotely stop a car will absolutely not affect criminals; they'll be the first to find out how to disable that particular "feature" of a car. Instead it will be used to remotely stop people who dare to stray a few miles an hour above the speed limit... Bzzzt "I'll come back for you in a minute", Bzzzt "I'll come back for you in a minute", Bzzzt "I'll come back for you in a minute". And what will happen to all those cars remotely disabled? Well they most certainly won't be re-enabled until a non-immediately-payable fine is paid which means the car will need "recovering" and the owner will also face having to pay the recovery fee and and the extortionate storage fee's that the police love so much.

I admire your optimism, I really do, but there would be much talk of "assurances and operational procedures" only for them to be immediately thrown out the window and loopholed every which way. Or are you going to trust an organisation who's main MO is to often lie to get an admission of guilt?

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Google's Allo chat app hits a downside to AI: Bot must hoard private messages to train itself

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Re: One

I've complained about this annoying trend appearing on El Reg before. I'd like to think that the average El Reg reader is beyond having the mental capacity to only concentrate on a single sentence at a time; this isn't Buzzfeed or the BBC website. Next we'll be having "Listicles" with giant animated Gifs.

Up next on El Reg: The Top 100 Top 100 Listicles

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Petulant Facebook claims it can't tell the difference between child abuse and war photography

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Re: "How are facebook supposed to tell the difference?"

"Comment forums like this *are* an example of 'social media'."

I think Nash meant Anti-Social Media

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When you've paid the ransom but you don't get your data back

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"Quizzed about their motivation behind a decision to pay the ransom, most companies (37 per cent) said they were worried about being fined if data were lost. Other reasons included encrypted data being highly confidential (32 per cent)"

They're worried about being fined for data lose or because the data is highly confidential? I'd argue that the ransomware encrypted data is now considerably safer than it obviously was in their hands to begin with!

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It's time for humanity to embrace SEX ROBOTS. For, uh, science, of course

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No, that's not pretty much all it is.

Its also the mental stress/discomfort from holding two contradictory views at the same time or performing an action that contradicts their views.

Example: Kiddie fiddler with a conscience; Knows its wrong but still does it anyway.

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Meet Deliveroo's ‘bold and impactful’ new logo. No, really

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Why, what is wrong with the Vulture exactly?

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Microsoft thought of the children and decided to ban some browsers

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Re: What does "Bing" mean?

Slag

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Hollywood offers Daniel Craig $150m to (slash wrists) play James Bond

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Re: Some Formula 1 people may soon be available

"Jenson Button has the looks and fitness for the 007 role"

Looks and fitness? Absolutely. Acting ability? Not so much.

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Hacking mobile login tokens tricky but doable, says reverse-engineer

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Re: Blow me down with a feather

I conclude that reaching another galaxy is doable given enough time and resources. Do I get a full article in El Reg?

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Facebook replaces human editors with McChicken romping, Fox News faking AI bots

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Facepalm

"The hashtag was trending because an unnamed individual (who is in need of serious psychiatric help)"

Just because the guy likes a bit of jerk chicken (and thats a play on what he's doing, not because of his skin colour before anyone pipes up with the race card) it doesn't mean he's in need of "serious psychiatric help". Lets face it, people do much, much worse to get their rocks off and, as long as its not pre-sale, he's not harming anyone.

Seems the Left-Pondians got themselves another Puritan some 400-odd years after all the others!

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Honor 8: Huawei targets millennials with high-spec cheapie. 3 words – Food pic mode

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"it handled video with aplomb"

This always confuses me as a metric for how good a phone works. Unless I'm mistaken don't most (if not all) SoCs have dedicated video decoding (and encoding) hardware acceleration embedded within the chip these days? If video was purely software decoded on the main processor cores then "it handled video with aplomb" would make sense but when its decoded by a sliver of the silicon that is designed to do exactly that its hardly indicative of the phones performance in general.

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Snowden says Russia ‘probably responsible’ for NSA hack

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Re: Shades

Confused about what? The only one confused here is you... I'm from the UK you country of birth misidentifying moron, I couldn't care less what you post about Hillary or anyone else. Again, how you've extrapolated that I would be a supporter of Clinton shall forever remain a mystery to those of us capable of rational thought.

To whomever is modding this thread: Please stop editing my posts and claiming that the word "cunt" isn't allowed on El Reg; 1460 un-modded uses of "cunt" at forums.theregister.co.uk would disagree with you.

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Re: Shades m0rt

"Children, enough."

But he started it sir!

"Feeling the Bern or just not liking the fact your "hero" is making a living off his treachery? LOL, so funny how exposing some simple facts gets you lot so worked up and frothing!"

You've completely lost the plot Twatt. I was simply mocking your incessant and increasingly pathetic little names, how you extrapolated all that from my post is a mystery that not even Hawking (or as you'd probably call him Dorking) would be able to fathom.

Sometimes, just sometimes, you make very good points Twatt, but then you go and ruin it all with your pathetic name calling, little jibes and other such nonsense. As I said before, isn't it about time you grew up and actually had an adult discussion instead of more often than not invalidating your own arguments, not because they may be wrong, but by mere virtue of expressing yourself like a Grade-A mod edit, no C-word on El Reg?

mod edit - no, really, children, drop it.

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I think its a Japanese lager?

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Re: m0rt

"Snowjob [...] Shrillary"

Isn't it about time you grew up Twatt?

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Former RN flagship HMS Illustrious to be sold for scrap – report

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Re: It's always hard

"Perhaps you'd be happy to see Chatham historic dockyard closed too"

One of my friends wouldn't be happy about that, he'd lose his home and he'd be out of a job! And I wouldn't be happy because I wouldn't get to see the beautiful pictures he takes of the place. Especially the famous No. 3 Slip building, which you've probably seen and not realised, having been used as a set for a few movies* and UK TV**

* Les Misérables, The World Is Not Enough, Children of Men, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

** Oliver Twist, Call the Midwife, Mr Selfridge

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Apple kills its Stores

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Re: Copying not innovating

"You mean a bit like Tesco's, B&Q and the pound shop all every company thats ever operated multiple sites (not just stores) with the same name do ?

FTFY

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Or the one a mile or so east.

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Two-speed Android update risk: Mobes face months-long wait

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Paris Hilton

Perhaps

Perhaps I just don't understand graphs, but whilst Motorola did start pushing out the update before anyone else it appears that it was actually HTC that had the fastest uptake?

If we take the points directly above each month for the period between January and June Motorola captured a total of 0.885% of network traffic while HTC managed 1.176% overall.

Its hardly surprising that Motorola was the first out of the gate as they are known for having an almost vanilla Android implementation but once HTC got their version sorted their uptake was the arguably the fastest.

I see little to crow about Motorola pushing out a limited run of the upgrade to 10/20% of their users and leaving the rest exposed for 4 months while HTC wait a month, to get their version sorted, and then seeing a steady uptake (which, once released is no longer in the hands of the device manufacturer anyway but highly dependent upon the device owners settings and inclination to update).

TL;DR: That graph is almost meaningless

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Lab-grown black hole proves Stephen Hawking's radiation claims – physicist

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Re: I'm confused

"A Brief History of Rhyme"

Thats genius! Thanks for that :D

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