* Posts by King Jack

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If you need to replace anything other than your iPhone 8's battery or display, good luck

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Re: It doesn't matter...

@Teahound Some very good points there but when the wall of thickness (the phone not the user) is reached by then phones will be able to bend. So the race to invisibility will continue. Most users have Stockholm syndrome. They will defended any anti-consumer stunt that is pulled on them. Seal in the battery = good as changing the battery prevents you from buying / renting a new one next year. Remove the headphone jack = Great idea, why else would they pay a kings ransom for rechargeable Bluetooth headphones that will need binning when the battery dies...

Millennials are idiots, I just hope that when their kids rebel the kids adopt common sense and realize that getting screwed on everything is retarded.

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You are the one per cent if you read Firefox's privacy spiels

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deserting the sinking ship..

If you like Firefox but hate all the bullshit it contains, love all your old plugins and would like to continue using them then switch to Waterfox. It is a fork of Firefox with all the crap removed. Switching is seamless. 1. Download load file. 2. Close Firefox. 3. Run Waterfox. Everything is the same, bookmarks remain etc, but no telemetry and your old plugins and themes work.

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Dude who claimed he invented email is told by judge: It's safe to say you didn't invent email

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Binary

I Invented binary. When I tried to sue the world the judge gave me the finger.. the middle one on his right hand.

case closed

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Foxit PDF Reader is well and truly foxed up, but vendor won't patch

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Re: dropped it a few years back

That seems to be a growing trend with all software. Can't wait for this 'trend' to reverse.

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Old Firefox add-ons get 'dead man walking' call

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Waterfox is all you need

Just install Waterfox. All the old stuff will continue to work. The only difference I've noticed is the browser no longer crashes. Firefox is history, bin it now.

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Why do you cry when chopping onions? No, it's not crippling anxiety, it's this weird chemical

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Re: Works with a fork, too.

I keep my onions in the fridge and they taste great and do not rot. They don't stink up the fridge either. I chop onions with a knife and they rarely make me cry. I store the chopped onions in the fridge in an air tight box. Maybe I'm getting old and my eyeballs are hardening or I'm just immune to the gas.

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Uneasy rest the buttocks on the iron throne. Profits plunge 14% at Sky UK and Ireland

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THe Real Reason

The reason why Sky is so expensive is that idiots will pay that price. If people dumped Sky en-mass the prices would tumble to something more reasonable. F1 is locked away and soon to vanish from FTA because idiot 'fans' stump up and pay the leech. If they had simply used their brains and resisted paying, F1 would return to FTA because there is money in it for Sky. Glad to hear they are losing cash. Look forward to the news that they have gone bust.

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Firefox doesn't need to be No 1 – and that's OK, 'cos it's falling off a cliff

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Re: ABM

Thanks for the WaterFox tip. It does run on Linux.

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Stop all news – it's time for us plebs to be told about BBC paycheques!

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Re: And STILL incredible value for money

"..never watch or listen to BBC then you aren't liable to pay the licence."

You need to read what you need a TV licence for rather than spout shit. No wonder you think it's great you have no idea what it is.

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Re: And STILL incredible value for money

Stupid argument. One you are forced to pay on pain of a criminal record, the others are a choice. If I mugged you and only took your wallet and watch would you sing my praises whilst my buddy slit your throat? 'Wow what a great thief. He could have killed me but he didn't. Incredible value'. Why don't you lovers of the BBC pay double to help them out if it's so cheap?

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Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

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Wow, just wow. I thought male - female stereotyping was dead. Men can be and are nurses too.

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The good old days

Time was when part of watching a program was to be surprised by it. Now every interesting thing about a program is spilled before it airs. I wonder if things will swing back when people get bored of knowing everything in advance?

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May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

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Re: You are alll wrong

No I don't. 'Outer Space Astronauts' ran for 5 episodes on the SyFy channel around 2011. It was cut-out animation with real peoples heads grafted on. Definitely a US production, missed by the masses but very funny.

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You are all wrong

Outer Space Astronauts. The cream of sci-fi.

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Re: Snowy

Bester would not tell you anything. You would coincidently share a transport with him, then somehow feel strongly about DS9 being a rip off. You'd never be sure how the thought got in your head.

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Sailor Moon? More like sail to the Moon: Japan vows to set foot on lunar soil by 2030

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Re: Does a dead astronaut count?

They won't die but mutate into the Fantastic Four or similar. It's true. They even made a few films about it.

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Talk about cutting-edge technology! Boffins fire world's sharpest laser

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The future is here

Does this mean we will finally get a phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range?

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Concorde without the cacophony: NASA thinks it's cracked quiet supersonic flight

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Re: A luddite writes...

Karl Pilkington, is that you? According to him mankind had invented everything in the 1990's. "We have everything we need and now we're just phaffin' around." KP quote

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Google hit with record antitrust fine of €2.4bn by Europe

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Re: Next up -Microsoft...

Point 3.

M$ are doing a similar thing TODAY. Forcing Edge and even intercepting local searches to Bing. The have not learned anything except that if you break the law you have a few years to benefit from your crime and so called big fine will still see you in profit. That is why they will always pull that shit.

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Heaps of Windows 10 internal builds, private source code leak online

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Re: Ooooh, goody...

One can hope.

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Ex-NASA bod on Gwyneth Paltrow site's 'healing' stickers: 'Wow. What a load of BS'

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reel to reel should be better than CD because the CD has been sampled (at 44kHz)

Reel to reel has a resolution of about 12bits, CD has a bit depth of 16bits. Sampling at 44.1kHz covers all the frequencies a human can hear. I'll leave it to you to which sounds better. Reel to reel is the definition of BS.

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In the week Uber blew up, Netflix restates 'No brilliant jerks' policy

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Re: developing developers development

@ CrazyOldCatMan sorry mate but you can burn images into LCD screens by displaying static images for long periods. I ruined a screen because the browser I use always is in the same place. Agree the CRTs should be replaced, but because of space and power saving. Screen-savers suck because the screen remains on using power. A blank screen is preferable.

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Insert coin: Atari retro console is coming back

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Buck the trend

Why not just build something new? Why does every company believe everyone wants retreads. Hollywood with the sequel game, now dead computer makers bringing out 'new' garbage. I have money burning a hole in my pocket waiting for something from this century to blow me away.

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Just like knotted-up headphones: Entangled photons stay entwined over record distance

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The Wright brothers

I bet in their time they were laughed at because their machine could only fly a very short distance, and would never be practical. Fast forward 80 years and men were walking on the Moon. Give this Spooky Magic a few years then let the real potential revel itself. My betting is Idiots in power will have a 'book burning' to make it all vanish to keep us all safe. Science must be stopped!!

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Currys PC World given a spanking for misleading laptop savings ads

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Re: PC World still exists?

Make sure you get the one that 'improves' colours.

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Boffins spot 'faceless fish' in strange alien environment

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Re: It's odd

The sea weighs. You cannot go down there without getting crushed.

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Auntie sh!tcans BBC Store after 18 months

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Re: State protected entertainment

The extortion tax does not include radio. Why do BBC fans always throw in the radio as if adds value to the tax? You might as well throw oxygen and sunlight in as they are not included in the tax either. When they stop pissing away money on a handful of lucky stars/presenters and cancel the champaign lunches for the upper management I'll give a shit.

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DJI: Register your drones or no more cool flying vids for you

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Two Words... F..

Just buy something else and watch this company disappear.

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Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

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Re: It's 'only' 16 bit and 44.1KHz CD

The only thing that is lost is stuff you cannot hear. The difference between a 24bit and 16bit sample is inaudible hiss. There is nothing to be gained by using higher rates as every one born has 'human' ears and cannot hear high frequencies that animal can. Dogs, cats, bats, dolphins and elephants for the low notes might appreciate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bd99cADk70 It is all explained in easy to understand terms there.

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MP3 'died' and nobody noticed: Key patents expire on golden oldie tech

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Re: MP3 is good enough for 90% of people.

There are no "steps" or "staircases" in a digital recording. You can digitize a sine wave and play it back perfectly, you can see the results on an oscilloscope to prove it. The steps thing is a myth perpetuated by people you don't understand how sampling works. Visit youtube where you will find videos that prove this as well as the truth about 24bit and 16 samples.

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RE: Convert an MP3 to WAV, then recompress to MP3

Because my dear deluded friend, MP3 is a lossy format. It throws information away every time it encodes. So your loop experiment just shows you know nothing about digital formats. Do your files on your computer 'degrade' when you copy them? No? Try to figure out why.

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74 countries hit by NSA-powered WannaCrypt ransomware backdoor: Emergency fixes emitted by Microsoft for WinXP+

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Re: From North of the Border

You forgot about privacy issues. Windows 10 reports back EVERYTHING you do with it. So all patients private details would belong to M$. One reason to go in a different direction. Windows 10 is poison.

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All that free music on YouTube is good for you, Google tells music biz

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Re: Radio?

What's the quality of a internet radio? You pick your poison anything from 32kbps mp3 to 320kbps AAC. there are plugins that will record any of the streams, it even names them and cuts the crap out in between tracks. Some stations don't advertise. Just listen for a couple of hours and fill your boots. It has pointed me the way of music i'd never get to hear otherwise.

Go back in time and FM was all there was. It didn't stop anyone getting rich then and neither will the 'net or youtube.

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Radio?

Music has been free on radio of decades. It has not stopped people from buying music. Even in the internet age there are dedicated genre stations which serve music 24/7. Yet big bands/acts are still millionaires. You need to hear music before you know you like it and perhaps buy it. It is the quality of youtube that is a problem, if there is one.

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Mozilla to Thunderbird: You can stay here and we may give you cash, but as a couple, it's over

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Re: Because most of the world has gone to webmail

You do know that Thunderbird can access webmail? If you have several accounts, it is just one program running in the background, all your email in one place.

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S is for Sandbox: The logic behind Microsoft's new lockdown Windows gambit

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S is for Spyware

I take it this phones home everything you do too? And idiots will still flock to it.

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Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft

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Re: How do you abort the update?

Trying so hard not to laugh.

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Lyrebird steals your voice to make you say things you didn't – and we hate this future

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Wesley Crusher

Old news. Wesley Crusher used a device to clone the Captains voice to take control of the Enterprise. Seeing as Fiction is used a guide for modern living (1984), you'd think they would know this is a foolish idea based on Star Trek. Or perhaps that is why they are doing it.

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Re: Any bank offering this will become very quickly my ex-bank !!!

Just don't use that service. For example I don't do internet banking and never authorized it, so no one can use it access my account. That is all anyone need do. Let them be 'hip' with someone else's money.

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This story is no more

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The End is Nigh

Nibiru has been found, so to keep the conspiracy theorists happy the story is hushed up. You didn't read it here.

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Half-baked security: Hackers can hijack your smart Aga oven 'with a text message'

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Re: How many people would pay a monthly fee to connect their oven

The same fools that would pay British Gas £9 to fiddle with a thermostat.

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Embrace our cloud, damn you: Microsoft dangles 40% discount on Azure instances

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Good Deal

$40% to give your data/secrets to M$, sounds cheap

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Broadband providers almost double prices after deals end

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Re: Article and 29 comments so far and not one mention of

The new ISP is cheaper and they don't block anything. I don't reward stupidity so I feel good. That is the difference.

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Re: Article and 29 comments so far and not one mention of

Retentions dept, I tried that. All I wanted was a new 21st century modem instead of the piece of shit Noah used. They refused to give me one unless I signed on for an additional 18 months. I told them that If I moved elsewhere I'd get a new modem and probably a reduced price. They wouldn't budge so I left. Then the phone calls began begging me to stay (which I didn't) They even sent me a new modem which is gathering dust in its box. I don't think these people understand business or customer relations.

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Shady dealings

Seems to be par for the course. I read my contract with my ISP and it says the price will rise by £3 p/m when my contract expires. On that date I'll be seeking a new provider. When will they learn to leave stable long-term customers alone? They could have a guaranteed income for years, but screwing people over is preferable. Same with the power providers. It must be a cartel deal because they all do it.

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UK.gov cuts deal with Microsoft to avoid £15m post-Brexit price hike

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The real deal

The real deal is the Gov turning a blind eye to M$ illegal spyware.

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Microsoft's new hardware: eight x86 cores, 40 GPU cores

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Big Brother

How many cores are dedicated to spying?? Would not touch it with yours.

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Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC

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Does that mean every password I ever type into any browser...

Is know to M$? Yes. I've been telling idiots that but they still won't believe. They defend M$ by diverting to other companies that do similar. People today are conditioned to be defend oppression, they like being butt fucked.

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Re: not sure what May & friends is going to do once they're free of the clutches of the ECJ

They will embrace it and probably pass a law to make it compulsory to use Windows 10. They will demand access to all the data M$hit collects. Governments of the 21st century want this.

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EE scrap connection fee... to hike broadband and telly packages

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Connection fee

Connection fee was always a con, just a money grab for no reason but because they can. Putting up your price because a competitor does is a sign of a cartel and they should be punished for it. If only there were some body to oversee that?

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