* Posts by Stephen 5

19 posts • joined 29 Jun 2009

Android up, Symbian down

Stephen 5


"Where's Windows Phone in all this?"

Bricking handsets and keeping customers away I suspect.

Ofcom slaps Channel 5 for loud PlayStation ads

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As others have said...

The ALL do this, and if this is against regulation then it needs to be enforced against all channels.

Personally I like to skip to another channel when adverts come on.

Moderatrix kisses the Reg goodbye

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Take care Sarah

and may the whip be with you always!

Facebook: 'We should've been more clear' on face-scanning tech

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you CAN disable this feature on a phone.

Browse to the facebook page on the internet browser on your phone if it redirects to the mobile version.

So from here click the link labelled "More" and select "Desktop site" now you can mess around on the full version of the site.

Daleks given a well-earned break

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"Undefeatable enemies?"

"Just a temporary setback..."

Remastered 4K, 3D Titanic steams towards cinemas

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No thanks

The only movie of Cameron's being remastered for 3D cinema I would want to see is Aliens... That would be awesome.

Titanic can go hit an iceberg.

Sheila's Fails? The statistics of biological risk

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Going mad? No you miss the point.

"What? Is a fifty year old woman driver in a Citroen 2CV with a clean license now supposed to pay the same yearly premium as a 17 year-old male with a drink driving conviction and a Subaru Impreza..."

Actually the male will pay more because he is higher risk due to having a higher powered car and a drink driving conviction.

You can measure the risk without asking someone's gender by only looking at factors that will have an impact of their driving such as their claims history, driving convictions, time spent driving, and the type of car. Insurers do this already so there is no need to discriminate based on biology.

In the current situation I as a man (who has a clean license, never made a claim and drive a low powered car) I pay more for insurance than my sister who drives a higher powered motor than me and has been in an accident a few years ago where her old car was written off...

That is the reality and you can't tell me that I am the higher risk driver here.

Spam volumes shrink over festive season

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Spammers on holiday?

Or just lots of bot nets thinned out because of infected machines being switched off over the break with employees off for the holiday?

Dell profits rise 144%

Stephen 5

This is what happens when you continuously raise prices...

Dell always puts their prices up every year by about 20% (and relocated their business to Eastern Europe for cheap manufacturing).

Our company has a group account with dell and we still get worse prices year on year, and now they are worse than machines on the Dell domestic website for the same spec.

There is no advantage to dealing with them any more, they used to be competitive but now their machines appear to be lower quality and much more expensive to boot. We are actively looking at what other suppliers can offer us now before dealing with Dell.

Dell sucks and I think their prices will alienate a lot of customers longer term.

Skeletal scanner would ID terrorists from 50 meters

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Someone was watching Total recall

Get your ass to Mars!

Mandybill: All the Commons drama

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RE:I bet we won't get cut off

They don't have to cut you off, the new legislation grants them the powers to block off sites and content on the internet on request.

of course those technical skilled enough will get around them, those that are not will be screwed.

Prisoners chucked off Facebook

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The simple solution...

Take internet away from Prisoners, they are serving a debt to society so shouldn't have access to it while inside.

No internet, no facebook.

NASA: the world will not end in 2012

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Paris Hilton

How many times have we been through this?

The world was supposed to end in the year 2000, last i checked nothing happened and reports of the millennium bug launching nukes turned out to be way off the mark... Then they put it back to 2001 saying that was the REAL millennium, alas nothing happened.

But if anyone wants to have an end of the world party, I'll attend just because we all need a good party.

Paris because, well she'd attend the party.

Facebook claims mail API less intrusive than Gmail

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RE: Explicitly Allow

You are right the apps all the time ask you to allow them to access "everything on your profile they need in order to work"... We are never told what that access is on that accept screen.

If that is our control, then its a poor control as every app, even the virus ridden ones ask that.

Hollywood demands shuttering of Pirate Bay

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So behind the times its not even funny...

Seriously TPB is no longer any real threat freetards have been running scared away from them ever since they announced their sell-off (complete with cries of "Delete my account!!")

Like a poor marksman they keep missing the target.

Pirate Bay sells out to Swedish software firm for $7.7m

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Big Brother

Re: arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.. but wait!

" i think you guys arent thinking straight & jumping the gun - why would someone pay 7 mill for a site that in theory cant make money, and if it's format is changed "will die"

think about it? no-one throws 7 mill around for no reason - there's more to this than meets the eye."

Exactly, the real question here is "How much money would the RIAA and MPAA be willing to spend to dismantle the Pirate Bay?" $7 mil is pocket change to get rid of such a defiant thorn in their side.

Masked passwords must go

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I did RTFA.

Didn't see anything concrete except for "Lets give hashing as a check box option".

End users are naturally lazy giving them an extra click option will NOT help them, they will just be more open to being attacked.

Epic fail.

An American Werewolf returns to London

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Didn't they already do this?

American Warewolf in Paris... A rehash that flopped.

Be original Hollywood, we don't need to update every old film out there with a new version with added CGI.

Chaps: Give up, you'll never understand women

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Re: Honesty is the best policy

"Be yourself" no I say "Be your best self"

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