* Posts by Khaptain

3225 posts • joined 4 May 2008

Bitcoin value breaks $1,000 barrier in FRENZIED HYPEGASM

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Re: "Fundamental questions remain about what a virtual currency actually is"

If you want to send me some of your Gold Soveriegns, Krugerands, a kilo of the finest Columbian marching powder , I will be happy to recieve them from you. There is not a lot virtual about them.

Ex-Nokia team unveil Jolla smartphone with added Sailfish OS

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No NSA please

If there are no NSA, Google, UserData being sent to third parties hidden procedures then I want one.

If it is a good phone, can do maps and the web then that's enough for me. Looking forward to seeing the evolution, thumbs up for the guys taking on this venture. I wish them success.

Google to CyanogenMod: YOU! GIT yore warranty-BUSTING ASS outa Play

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Support when things go wrong.

I have been a follower of Cyanogen and XDA Devs for a few years, I am(was) also a programmer ( from assembler to VBA), I also have about 20 years experience in the PC/IT industry world.

I have also modded numerous phones... from CM and various other flavors.

BUT, there are times when even I am a little confused about what to do when things go wrong.... OK I know how to use forums and ask questions but it can sometime take a while to know who to trust. There are a lot of newbies on the forums with a lot of "newbie" advice..... dangerous.... I usually hang about the forums for a week or so before beginning any knew modding in order to pick up on whats good, bad and ugly.

I am not sure why but I get the feeling that releasing this kind of tool to the general public ( there are a lot of numpties out there) is not such a great idea. As long as everything goes OK, why not, but when the shit hits the fan, and it will, there will be several very angry people thinking these b****rds have ruined my phone. ( yes they will be wrong but they don't know that).

Most of the mods are non-destructive but that won't stop a lot of people panicking and no-one will be around to help them...

I am not ranting or complaining about CM or modding in general, I've used/followed them far too long for that, I am just imagining the scenarios that will undoubetdly unfold.

Eurocrats recommend right to sue American companies over snooping

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Alternative solution - Much cheaper

How about the Americans stop snooping in the first place... there solved.

When you have muppets like Cameron et al that are happy to share our data with the Yanks then there is no point in suing anyone. The yank lawyer would just turn round and say that they had permission form GCHQ or other European agency anyway.......

Sounds more like a lawyers wet dream than anyhing even remotely serious.

Thai man reportedly dies clutching his scorched iPhone 4S

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Re: It's all about the money

Don't Apple don't supply a charging cable when you buy an Iphone ?

US puts Assange charge in too-hard basket - report

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Did this rumour come from Assanage himself, news about him has been a little quiet of late ? Snowden has taken front place is stealing all the limelight.

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

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Broken Disk - Free Game, but don't swear about it

That's very nice of them, do they also supply some Uppers for the heartbreak....

City of London cops arrest 6 suspected to be Microsoft counterfeit ring

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Re: Fake Product Key ?

The windows logo is replaced by a little penguin......

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Fake Product Key ?

What is a "Fake Product Key" ?

Are they products keys that work but were not generated by a Microsoft Algorithm, if so that is very interesting, or are they genuinely fake in that they don't work at all ?

Got a NAKED Jelly Bean Samsung S4 or HTC One? Maybe it's time for a KitKat

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Re: No thanks

Kitkat is actually English, originally made by Rowntrees. There are Merican versions but they should never be considered as containing any "chocolate".

Apple supplier's '11-hours-a-day' toilers have '1 day off a month'

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Why don't I get the scantilly clad women, I've got lara Croft, Tom Baker, a latex clad lady and Wolfie Smith... and some other stuff

Google, please DRILL through Great Firewall of China with your HTTPS LANCE

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Re: "This is where Google is going too far"

I can't believe it, after all that El Reg fires out this article Schmidt: Social networking will FREE THE PEOPLE of China.

Maybe I wasn't too far from the truth after all.....

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Re: "This is where Google is going too far"

Mea culpa,

I have confused the name Smith with Schmidt. I read the article as though it was Eric Schmidt that was making the suggestions.

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Google and Politics. Hurts my eyes

This is where Google is going too far, they are now actively playing the altruistic political rhetoric card.

>“They have sometimes made Google services like Gmail excruciatingly difficult to use,” he wrote. “But given how essential Google’s services are to so many individuals and businesses, blocking the company entirely would have immediate and disastrous economic consequences.”

1st: Google is not essential to anyone or anything. They are a service that can be used or not.... Obligation = Zero..

2nd: Disastrous economic consequences - For whom - Google...... The money will simply be ingested by someone or some other business ( hopefully a meriting business)

3rd: If the Chinese govt decide to put up a firewall then that is a Chinese govt problem not a google problem. By making "blocked" sites available then google are effectively breaking Chinese law and should be punished accordingly. When in Rome....

Eric Schmidt has become the ultimate "CockWomble". (Whoever came up with that word deserves a pint).

Why is it that when people reach a certain level of wealth they suddenly feel the need to become saviours of humanity. Gates, Bono, Schmidt, Joly..... Smells like cheap publicity.

If they want to be altruistic, give the money and do the work anonymously.......without the publicity.....

Monday was Ok , I have Tuesday morning blues

Supermodel Lily Cole in Impossible partnership with Jimbo Wales, YOU

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Re: Supermodel ?

Since when was Android free ? Next you wil be telling us that Google is also free..

Think about what you are saying first....

>I rarely downvote posts, but I made an exception for the nasty implication that the only way a woman can obtain money is by sleeping with a rich man.

There was absolutely nothing intentionally sexist in my remark and nothing was implied, that is merely your choice of interpretation. I was referring more to the fact that it is difficult to understand how anyone managed to obtain 200K for such a product without there being some form of "pot de vin".

Would you have given this woman 200K for this project based solely on the idea?

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Re: Yes, I am available for consulting jobs

@DAM - Assure me, you're not going to invest your life saving into this little capital venture.....

I wish to here more donkeys "naysaying"....

I wish to hear the Pope, pontificating....

I wish the egosit were more altruistic.

I wish Ayn Rand wrote easier books to understand.

I wish that Segue-ing would lead me somewhere.....

I wish that ex-pats were more Nationalistic.

I wish that the anti-social become more Social.

I wish that Communism didn't mean losing my comforts.

Et voila, I could become a member of Impossible..

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Supermodel ?

Supermodel - NOT. More like a red-headed version of ET.

Website Good Idea- NOT - Who did she sleep with in order to "obtain" £200 000 for that ? Can we safely presume that she is merely the name behind the project.. If so then there is the first fail, I had to look up Google to even know who she was. If they said the idea had been Jimbos then I would have simply laughed about it being a silly idea.

People sharing things for free, I doubt it. Most altruistic ideads end up dead in the water or surrounded by scam artists.

Brits to do £5bn worth of their Christmas shopping online

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Amazon Tax

Should we presume that Amazon will pay "Fuck All" in tax then...

Microsoft releases wonderfully loopy experimental GIF-jiggler

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Re: Points

Lol, I hated those damned Lemons, my brother does too, I used to squirt him with them... ( stings the eyes)

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Re: Points

I just learned what a "vine" is ... ( No, I do not belong to the Twiterrati)...

Some of those animated gifs are actually quite well done ( just dont make them appear on my webpages).....

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1 : I hope this doesn't mean the return of animated Gifs.....

2 : <quote>The headline alliterates if you pronounce GIF as its makers intended: with a soft J for jelly sound, not a hard G for golf

Were French people involved in the decision to make it into the soft J rather than the hard G.

Reg man inhales the smooth, non-cancerous, taste of USB nicotine

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Re: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...

Cliff, I understand your point of view, but as an ex smoker I feel that allowing people to smoke them in the office is akin to holding company meetings in a bar when you know that half the staff were once alcoholics.......

I have given up for a few years so they dont bother me too much but anyone that is trying to give up will constantly see someone holding a cigarette and that can become a real problem ( OK, I know that they are not real cigarettes but you know what I mean)

Personally I feel that everyone should be encouraged to give up smoking and that cigarettes should be completely forbidden. Removing cigarettes from Society will do nothing worse than making Philip Morris less rich.... ( The ex-smopers money will always be spent, just on different things)

What turns Americans on? Everything but Xmas and Osam

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If nothing else the word "concupiscent" was definitely worth reading the article for....

PANIC OVER DROOPING house prices hits MEMBER-shaped estate

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Re: "Prince Albert"

Ooops mixed up me Princes.....

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Road names

Maybe that should be Prince Edward Road...

Mystery traffic redirection attack pulls net traffic through Belarus, Iceland

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Datacentre Question

Who has any datacenters in either of these countries ? Google, NSA, GCHQ, The Chinese, Al Qeada ?

Someone is in control of the routeurs through which this data is being read/siphoned/spied upon...., who ?

Wintel must welcome Androitel and Chromtel into cosy menage – Intel

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Re: Hey EU, are you listening?

The one and only time that I will suggest an Oracle solution

Oracle VirtualBox ( icons instead of buttons and it works )

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Intel - Smintel

Intel have been the 5000lb Gorilla for such a long time that it can only be healthy for the market in general that they lose some of their position.

Intel were/are worse the MS for imposing their manner of doing things......They have been far to dominating..

MS are also feeling the same pinch, good , it was long overdue.

Intel and MS both have some excellent products but they are both in dire need of eating some more humble pie.

Google and Apple also need to take into account the same scenario because it appears that they are heading down the same path.

Lead ONTO your pencil: Bill Gates pours cash into graphene condoms

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Re: A much cheaper method

I agree that Sodomy won't stop STD's but it will slow down an ever increasing population that no one can take care of. Which I presumed was the major reason for the condoms.

I don't believe for a moment that anyone will manage to make those people use the condoms anyway.

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Re: video adverts

Only 5, please for the sake of sanity publish them.

Rotund dotcom copies Miley Cyrus on XBox Day!

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Choices choices choices

I don't know which of the two I dislike the most. Probably Dotcom because he chooses to behave that way.

Cyrus is merely a puppet, albeit a very rich one.

As for the Xbox, I have either become too old or I have seen too many of the same games for far too long.....

Berners-Lee: 'Growing tide of surveillance' is destroying the internet

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Yes, that represents about 99% of the web but they are looking for the other 1%.... Unfortunately they have to monitor 100% in order to achieve their goal.

The latest stupid yoof craze: Taking selfies - while DRIVING

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Re: Driving

>Just give people self driving cars already

Couldn't agree more, I can't think of anything more chronophagous than having to drive. Removing the human element from the equation would definately improve the situation on a whole.. Think aircraft here, something like 99% of accidents are meat-bag related.

Fake X-rated Facebook scam vids of Selena Gomez: Man sued

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Faceslaps all round

Will they also give a quick round of faceslaps to all if those that are stupid enough to click on the damned links...

ROCK FROM MARS FOUND in Africa, reveals Red Planet's SECRETS

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Re: Ok, excuse me for asking but HTF do they know it is from Mars?

On the back of the rock there is a small inscription

"Made in Mars ( by the PRC)"

Darknet: It's not just for DRUGS. Ninja Banking Trojan uses it too

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Re: So the baddies can stay hidden from the NSA?

The clever crooks are spooks...

My name is NOT Dread Pirate Roberts: Silk Road accused's fam'n'friends stump up $1m bail

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Re: ...pointing to his history of charitable work....

OK, I know that this is the Independant and not the high court but even if only 10% of these figures are true they pretty much speak for themselves.

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Re: What we really want to know...

Yes, that's why I don't mind people calling me big nose..

It's the games, STUPID: Sony makes 'about $18' on each PlayStation 4

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Does that include returned/failed units

18$ is approx 5% of the manufacturing cost, therefore only 1 in 20 units needs to have a problem and then they start losing money.(again)

Blue Light of Death anyone.........

Carl Icahn: I don't want to fight with Tim... but I will

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Re: Icahn

He represents everything that's wrong.


Bitcoin price soars after US Senate hearing on 'legit' currency

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Re: Good

I don't understand why currency should be taxed.. Is it not the goods that you buy with it that are taxable ?

As long as this does not turn into yet another method for the bankers/traders of Bitcoins to get rich at the expense of others then I don't see much of a problem.....yet....

Departing Ballmer shakes up Microsoft's top engineering boffins

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<quote>He is uniquely positioned to drive exceptional forward-thinking research that pushes the frontiers of computer science, while also driving impactful technology transfer through deep connections with our business teams.”</quote>

Translated from ShitSpeak to normal English:

He is hoping and praying that he will stumble upon something usefull, that might just sell, if the sales team ever speak to him again

Show us your Cook: Size is everything for Apple iWatch fans, apparently

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A new species

>The prediction will come as some relief to insecure male Apple lovers

WTF is an "insecure male Apple lover ",

a : Is it someone that is having an affair with a timid, red fruit eating, man.

b : A slightly schitzophrenic, masculine fruit that lacks confidence and whose alter ego is a Don Juan character.

c : The opposite of a coke fueled, masturbating female apple......

Facebook, the BIGGEST WINDBAG on the planet? It'll blow $300m trying

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Re: Interesting thought...

Ah-ha, now we know how IPSOS get the results......

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Re: After thought

Wow, whatever happens the Architects are the winners.... Good to know that they do actually plan it out.

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After thought

Do the architects also plan ahead in terms of what will happen to all the infrastructure when Facebok loses it's popularity ?

First the Yanks, now us: In-flight mobe use WON'T kill us all, say Eurocrats

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Fight Club

I can't think of anything better for creating "tension" within an aircraft than having to sit next to a twunt with a telephone stuck to his ear for the full flight.

Or worse still, sitting in the middle of 2 twunts......with telephones. ....ear....flight.

Who's hogging Amazon's cloud CPUs? I'll kill 'em ... oh, look, it was me

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Re: Frankly ...

Can you give a good reason as to why they are not worth employing ? I presume that it is not their only skill set and in general most people list all, or a good subset of their current skills.

Are you really a "Corporate IT Recruiter" , you appear to have a very negative attitude which doesn't really fit in with the requirements of the job.

Unbelievably RARE, two-horned 'UNICORN' SPOTTED in woods

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Yeeee Haaaah

I wonder how much that Texan business-twunt will pay to kill this protected animal, all in the name of preservation of course.........

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