* Posts by James 51

2743 posts • joined 23 Jun 2009

Falling apart at the seamless: Inside Apple's LTE Watch fiasco

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Re: Some pedantry:

I think it was Spy Kids 3 that made a joke out of that.

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Re: Just proves the point

If you added a speaker you'd have a good description of a pebble 2.

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GNOME Foundation backs 'freedom-oriented' smartphone

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Wonder if they would benefit from working with the fairphone people. There does seem to be a large overlap in the philosophies behind them.

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Manchester plod still running 1,500 Windows XP machines

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At the end of the day it all comes down to money. Do we have the money to replace the mission critical stuff running XP? With how squeezed the public sector is across the board stuff this like this is going to countinue for a long time to come.

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BoJo, don't misuse stats then blurt disclaimers when you get rumbled

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Actually AC, as a sovereign nation with control over the money supply this is exactly what the UK has. What would happen if we used it is another story. Of course if companies like Google and Amazon started paying tax at the rates they'd be paying if they were based in the UK and not in magic money island just off the shore of far, far away the funding gap would be much smaller.

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The only thing that Gove ever did that I was greatful for was stabbing Bojo in the front and the back at the same time. I know it's hard to believe but he would be even worse as PM than May is. The problem with lying your way to the top is that sooner or later you encounter a situation were the lies make things worse and he won't be able to change tac when that happens.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is hot, but not much more than the S8+

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There is a LG Stylus 3 which has a stylus and a removeable battery but can't find any reviews on the sites I ususally go to so not sure what it is like. Can't find it on amazon either, Three is the only place that seems to have it.

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Google, Bing, Yahoo! data hoarding is like homeopathy. It doesn't work – new study claims

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Finally, someone who it would seem has actually studied information theory is taking a look at this.

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UK attorney general plans crackdown on 'trial by social media'

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Re: @AC

@V1 it's the sort of thing Putain's trolls are paid to say. Could just be your normal garden variety moron too.

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Re: so many cowed cows, i can hear the lowing from here...

@A guerrilla, I had a whole rant typed up but I suspect you're a troll (Putain other otherwise) so I'll just warn others to stay away from the bridge.

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DoJ: Look! Google is giving up overseas data for warrants outside Second Circuit

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You would hope the arguement 'We intimidated these people into breaking the law for us, now tell the hold outs to do the same' would convince a judge to do what they want. The US could get all this data if it wanted by cooperating with the countries the servers are in. For some reason they'd rather strong arm their own companies rather than ask for help no matter how willingly it would be rendered.

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AMD Ryzen beats Intel Core i7 as a heater (that's also a server)

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Re: Their latest hardware is damn good, pity there are so few models.

Thanks.

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Re: Their latest hardware is damn good, pity there are so few models.

I'm holding out for raven ridge. How would you say the A12 compares to the older APUs?

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Pennsylvania cops deploy electronics sniffer dog to catch child abusers

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Do the police strip themselves of all electronics when the dog is on the hunt? Is the dog chipped in case it escapes? What happens to a chipped pet?

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Giant frikkin' British laser turret to start zapping stuff next year

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Laser directed energy weapon. If it is directed by the laser, what's the weapon part? Or is there a laser for targeting and another for the pew pew part?

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'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google

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I was using the word 'and' not to create a list or to indicate a join, I was saying the word itself and creating a pause afterwards.

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and also chips.

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Google don't want people googling because of what happened to Hoover. Which places me in a quandary. Do I say I google something (even if I never use google) to devalue the brand or do I follow their guide and never mention them again?

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A comma before an and, my English teacher is spinning in her grave. You only made that mistake once in her class and most of the school could hear some poor sod made that mistake.

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UK's new Data Protection Bill will be 'liberal' not 'libertarian', says digi minister

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Any mention of when he's going to tackle the police's illegal mugshot and DNA databases?

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Samsung mobile launches bug bounty program

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Any chance of a crowd sourced program to get rid of the bloatware?

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Hi Amazon, Google, Apple we might tax you on revenue rather than profit – love, Europe

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Re: @Ledswinger "Its an excellent idea......"

@A Fox, same thing happened with David Prowse who was going to be paid out of the net. Alec Guiness being an old hand (and much more famous) got a percentage of the gross. He made a lot of money from Star Wars but apparently didn't think that much of it.

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BlackBerry admits: We could do better at patching

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Re: Ah well

The problem is getting all of the companies that manufacture all of the components to cooperate when they might not sell that component any more and don't want the hassle of support it. That isn't just an issue for BB, it's a problem for everyone trying to support a phone for more than a year or two.

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Massive iPhone X leak trashes Apple's 10th anniversary circus

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Re: Iphone owners are in the know

Probably apple doing background downloading of the new OS.

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The new, new Psion is getting near production. Here's what it looks like

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This or a new raven ridge PC when they come out? Decisions decisions...

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Gov claws back £645m in BT broadband from subsidy

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Re: Only 4.8m homes in the UK?

The other 18.5m are obviously second homes for expense claims.

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Careful blotto, you've have all the neocons reaching for their outrage and indignation at the suggestion that free markets should be sullied and corrupted by such an idea.

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A furious think-tank boss, Google, and an academic 'fired' for criticizing ads giant

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I am guessing it is not only Apple that is going to put el reg on its blocked number/email list. Well done chap(ette)s.

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Big Tech slams Trump on plan to deport kids

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Re: Don't hate . . .

The whole point of brexit is hate in one form or another.

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We experienced Windows Mixed Reality. Results: Well, mixed

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How would you type code with a VR helmet on? AR with glasses could change how we interact with PCs but I think it will be a long time before the hardware is good and cheap enough and programmers know how to create something that works.

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Snoops 'n' snitches auditor IPCO gets up and running

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Given that the CIA hacked the computers of the US Congress oversight body, worry about that sort of thing is not paranoia.

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NSA enters stage two of its spying revival plan: Getting Trump onboard

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Even if the law isn't renewed, they can keep breaking the law and Trump will pardon them all.

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Trump

Drain the swamp, he is the swamp.

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Police deny Notting Hill Carnival face recog tech led to wrongful arrest

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Re: Masks

Cotton wads in your checks would do it too.

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Deputy AG Rosenstein calls for law to require encryption backdoors

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Re: Essentially that would make US products unbuyable to the rest of the world...

You do realise that Blackberry don't sell phones directly any more? Cooperating with the police in the London riots cost them their teenage users.

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Re: "the California Supreme Court shut down retention of automatic license plate recording data."

The police in the UK have been told holding mug shots and DNA info on ordinary citizens is illegal and they should destory what they have and not collect any more. Guess what they're doing? Exactly as they dam well please and we don't have an one with the nerve to hold the police to account for breaking the law.

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Sony remembers it once made a great little phone

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I've got my n900 in a draw at home. Sounds like what you're after.

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US government: We can jail you indefinitely for not decrypting your data

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Re: partially correct...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-40661680/did-baltimore-police-officer-plant-drugs

Replace drugs with data stick with a password protected file on it. Best part is the stick isn't illegal so if someone sees you an officer has one in their pocket it doesn't look suspicious.

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Why do you think May is so desperate to get out of the ECJ and then the ECHR?

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Possession is not the issue. The crime is committed when they ask you for the password and you won't or can't tell them and you are guilty of a new offense every time you are asked for the password and won't/can't hand it over. I have said many times it is a law that is ripe for abuse.

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The CPS would probably chance their arm as a fresh offense. If you break a window five years ago and go to jail and you break a window after you get out that is a fresh offense. The same logic will be applied. Asked five years ago and refused, being asked yesterday and not handing it over is a new instance of the same offense. You only have to look at how the police in northern ireland use to use seven day detention for questioning to see how it can be abused. After seven days they'd let the poor bugger get to the street outside then lift him again for another seven days until they got bored or they got what they wanted.

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Bonjour Cardinal. I almost didn't recognise you without your hat.

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And in five years when you are asked again? If you still can't remember or refuse again, it's back inside as a repeat offender.

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In the UK the password law allows for rinse and repeat indefinte jailing if senior officer believes you know the password. They don't have to prove you know it. Wont be long before the police wont be planting drugs on 'suspects', it will be data sticks.

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Best Korea fingered for hacks against Bitcoin exchanges in South

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Any chance Google could accidently misconfigure something and forget to fix it?

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US Navy develops underwater wireless battery-charging tech

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Re: How is this still a thing?

With some advanced 3D printing technologies it is a matter of time before the navy can make these themselves with what ever power arrangements they can manage.

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From the headline I thought it was going to use chemistry based on sea water to charge itself. That would be impressive. Would solar panels on top and parking it a meter or so work too?

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AMD agrees to drop $29.5m to make Llano go away once and for all

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Waiting for the Zen based APUs, hoping nothing like this rears its head again.

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Bombastic boss gave insane instructions to sensible sysadmin, with client on speakerphone

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Re: Note exactly dangerous, but...

Having seen friends and family go through DLA and then PIP it is obviously designed to force people off benefits regardless of the harm or greater costs accrued elsewhere in the benefit system.

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Nokia trademark filing reveals name of upcoming drone brand

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Ovni

Not Ovi?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovi_%28Nokia%29

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