* Posts by Avatar of They

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Samsung-backed gizmo may soon juice up your smartphone over the air

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Re: Science-fiction, here we come

Not lazy, but you can't sell a wire as the 'latest' technology and get idiots raving about it.

Imagine the latest i device or samsung mobile phablet having the 'best' in mobile charging technology if you then ship it with a wire. :)

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Holy helmets, Batman! Bane-like mask lets you 'talk' to computers without making a sound

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Seen these before.

Looks more like the shadow tech interfaces from Babylon 5. Except it is on the sides of their faces not their chins.

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Hubble sharpens measurement of distance to ancient cluster

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Nice.

I don't understand the description of the maths involved. But a real life use of trig that any GCSE student will understand. (being one of those things in maths they can't apparently understand the need for.)

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Danish Navy expert finds no trace of exhaust gas in private submarine

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FAIL

Hope the judge is keeping track.

Have to ask yourself, why would you claim something you know a proper engineer can prove or disprove so easily. 70 degrees? Presence of soot. Even I could probably do some tests and see if that was true.

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Amazon warns you have 30 days before Music Storage files bloodbath

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Wow Jove.

What the hell is more deserving than the NHS? Honestly? What. The health and welfare of the entire nation is beaten by what in your estimations?

However going off your rant you are either :-

A Always in perfect health and have no grasp of what the NHS is because you have never used it (Probably a miraculous birth as you didn't need their help back then)

B Have no family that have ever used it and have therefore never actually visited some place or seen an ill person require its aid.

C Devoid of emotion because any relative you have has been in a hospital and you didn't visit.

D Have private healthcare in which case - you have never needed an ambulance as they are not private but NHS, never needed 999 because they are NHS not private healthcare and not realised that private health care nurses and doctors are usually NHS trained or working two jobs, one of which is NHS based to keep their grades and certificates.

E No comprehension of what the NHS is.

F Tory who won't hear anything bad against 'cruella d'evil' herself, Teresa May. (Just don't mention the 126 million and rising in expense claims that the 600 scum waste on themselves.)

G A troll, a really bad troll, the kind that really needs to just leave forums alone for a decade or two. Perhaps visit adult mental health care where they can assess in an NHS institution your ability to function in todays society?

H A dick?

Vaguely interested minds want to know.

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Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, off you go: Snout of UK space forcibly removed from EU satellite trough

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Are we surprised, really?

EU tech companies screaming out for investment and we give them Brexit as a reason to take it to them. Isn't the first, won't be the last.

Still kind of scuppers Number 10's 'center of technical excellence' crap that Teresa Dis'May keeps harping on about. When the EU are doing what the EU do, play behind the walls of fortress Europe.

We need a 'state the bleeding obvious', 'saw this coming' type icon.

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Uber breaks self-driving car record: First robo-ride to kill a pedestrian

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Mushroom

Read a lot of comments but none really mention the key thing here.

... But am I the only one that is reading that the car was speeding? It was actually breaking the law?

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Sneaky satellite launch raises risk of Gravity-style space collision

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Black Helicopters

Lol

But you forget their secret launch capable and readily reported launches of their own launch platform putting secret satellites in orbit.

But that is not happening at all. Nothing to see hear.

There are probably nuclear powered satellites up there, with significant capability for all we know.

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Jupiter has the craziest storms seen yet, say boffins

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Nice pic

Have to say I am expecting a chapter of space marines to appear in the next photo, looks to be taken right out of Warhammer 40k.

Or the marine from Doom to be jumping in. (depending on your take.)

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Paul Allen's research vessel finds wreck of WWII US aircraft carrier

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Re: Creepy...

But not much that fulfills his passion for underwater archaeology at the same time.

And given he is finding boats from all sides that are sometimes mystery locations. He is also filling blanks for final resting places of people whose relatives can have closure (Even if on a spreadsheet somewhere)

And it is his money so he can do what he wants with it.

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Mobile World Congress: 5 buzzwords, an homage to Windows XP and a smartphone snorefest

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Struggle with 4g

I would love to struggle with 4G all the time. An H now and then or 3g with sometimes an E. Sometimes my phone tells me mobile data is on, but there is nothing there. (EE and Samsung I am looking at you) I live in a medium town in the North not rural Devon or Cumbria.

How about we ensure total 4G coverage before rushing to the next "city only" network of speed and battery drain.

And please no more horrible AI assistants, Bixby truly is awful garbage. Why can't they disappear like VR or 3d TV's.

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Dropbox to let Google reach inside it and rummage about

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Hmmmm

As long as they have an opt in if you want strategy. And a very large no thanks box. I keep them separate for a reason.

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If this laptop is so portable, where's the keyboard, huh? HUH?

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I shout at the TV everytime at that bit. Stupid brat. (Though I thought it was a girl)

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Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics – even location – with new desktop installs

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Re: Sounds like Windows

Simples, don't use ubuntu. You have a choice.

You are correct, Ubuntu have just shot themselves in the foot by sounding like MS. Dix.

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Still not on Windows 10? Fine, sighs Microsoft, here are its antivirus tools for Windows 7, 8.1

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Re: I think this is good news

Key factor there is I chose to install Avast and Accept that I can get rid of the slurping if I decide to.

Can't say that about microshaft and windows 10.

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US states accused of skimming cash from 911 emergency call dosh

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Re: Not Surprised

Really, your US 'paid for' operation cost the same as the NHS which would be free assuming you actually needed it? I would suggest free versus costing something is more than x100.

However you chose or had to pay? How many people don't have health care in the US? British media and politicians state it is anywhere between 28 - 40 million?

However to me a government that takes money from the main emergency contact number for other things is just weakening the emergency services, sounds like the UK as well.

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If Australian animals don't poison you or eat you, they'll BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE

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Re: Australian wildlife

You forgot the croccadillo-pigs, when I was touring there was a thing going round trying to get stupid European tourists to believe them. :) I of course resisted.

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What's that fresh, zesty fragrance? Oh, Linux Mint 18.3 has landed

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Re: Finally!!

Every year is the year of the Linux desktop, for me at least, since 2007. :)

But a new mint? Saturday afternoon it is.

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Forget Sesame Street, scientists pretty much watched Big Bird evolve on Galápagos island

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Re: New finch species developed in just two generations

They interbreed within two generations, does that count?

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SurfaceBook 2 battery drains even when plugged in

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Re: You are spoiling us Mr El Reg

If they weren't so bad and didn't do such stupid things as often as they do, it wouldn't be a problem.

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Lord of the Rings TV show shopped around Hollywood

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Re: Scouring of the Shire

Not sure on your logic. Tolkien was against technology and the rise of technology, hence Saruman was breeding better warriors and using things like crossbows instead of bows. The shire was a comment on how technology was ruining the way things used to be. If I remember his autobiography correctly, been a few years since I read it.

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USB stick found in West London contained Heathrow security data

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FAIL

Someone tell Amber Rudd.

If she has her way it will happen a lot more. - The unsecure part.

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Fresh bit o' Linux to spruce up that ancient Windows Vista box? Why not, we say...

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Re: "Windows Vista"

Remember those "Vista Ready" stickers. :)

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DJI Aeroscope won't stop drone-diddlers flying round airports

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Unbelievable

Lets not worry about the nefarious few and target the law abiding masses. It won't be the masses you have to worry about, they will be an annoyance at best. It will be the nefarious few that fly one of these things into a jet engine causing the crash on international TV.

They will change their mind if the regulator or a politician is on the plane at the time.

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What just counted $24bn in receipts, and rhymes with psycho loft?

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Re: All of this means 2 things....

No, depends on your licence. E1 has outlook online only if I read it right (bear in mind MS never have a clear licence, so I might be wrong) Its all confusing for a reason.

Then again they did announce they are bringing back local installs and offline mode. So in two years who knows (or cares) what they will do?

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Re: Looks like . .

Nah, just means people who are idiots don't read the comments sections. Which is fine because all the idiots can have their stuff taken, lives invaded or just letting them be given really poor software and services on hardware that is massively over priced but doesn't deliver on the hype. (That is just summarising the last few months of articles based on MS performance.)

Meanwhile 24 Billion and they have had 2 price rises in a year (13 and 10% - 22% if you include cloud) At what point can the words 'rip off', 'milking it' or 'taking the piss' be used?

When can we expect the bubble to burst as people realise now they are trapped with MS and Azure or office 265 but they can't afford a 10% year on year price rise. (or 22%)

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Ubuntu 17.10: We're coming GNOME! Plenty that's Artful in Aardvark, with a few Wayland wails

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Re: Nice

**Cough** - POWERSHELL - **Cough**

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Video games used to be an escape. Now not even they are safe from ads

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FAIL

Battlefield 2142 once had a full street side billboard advertising a bank, with the tag student loans and being equipped or something. I was in a massive gun fight in a robot at the time and got a screenshot of the billboard. That was a blatant advert but kind of made sense being a billboard if you ignored the fact it was 2142 and earth had run our of resources so no one wanted a bank. I think if it makes sense and doesn't stop game play, like hiding behind a vending machine which advertises drinks..

HOWEVER if they interfere, pop up or require me to watch I actively ignore the game and never go near them as a brand, so they are counter productive in my case.

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Blade Runner 2049 review: Scott's vision versus Villeneuve's skill

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Re: Pan Am Logo

I just watched the final cut over the weekend in preparation to watch this film. Coca cola is on the billboards a fair bit.

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We went to Nadella's launch of Hit Refresh so you didn't have to

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FAIL

Waiting a couple of minutes???

Seriously a baby in the middle of the street and you 'wait a few minutes?'

What for? The five second rule? Utter D*ck.

Look forward to the book review, I assume it will be filled with utter tripe and management bingo as he tries to leave his mark on history. Other than getting rid of windows mobile, killing Nokia and introducing the world to mainstream data rape with windows 10.

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Nokia updates classic comeback mobe 3310

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Re: and off-grid paranoiacs

And those who travel and just want a phone they don't mind losing or getting nicked in far away lands. (Or the border of whatever racist dictatorship passes for the free world nowadays.)

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Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

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FAIL

Not into iPhones but the concept of any OS that deeply integrates by default with social media, I think is the worst idea ever in the history of ever. (IOS or Android)

Some of us don't use a phone for face ache and whats app or snap chat and prefer not to be bombarded by morons liking cat pictures. And if I spent $1000 on a phone I would expect to be able to load up apps I want and not have them rammed onto the desktop by so called "great ideas"

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What's your flava? Ooo, tell me what's your flava... of Ubuntu

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You are not alone.

I have been waiting for Unity to die. Awful side panel and having to have a mouse wheel to move up or down in a folder. (Touchpad on a laptop make that feature a real winner)

Heretic maybe but not everyone actually liked Unity.

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Microsoft extends free Windows 10 S to Win 10 Pro upgrade offer

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FAIL

Are we shocked

I mean MS backpeddling with something either surface related or windows 10?

They are doing it a lot lately.

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Trump upgrades Cyber Command, may sideline NSA in future

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FAIL

That map real.

Only he puts all of the EU in the same boat as Russia.

So the one cyber command has to consider nearly all of his allies to be on the same par as.... Ahhhhh never mind.

This is trump we are talking about.

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Strip club selfie bloke's accidental discharge gets him 6 years in clink

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I love Florida

See title

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Google bins white supremacist site after it tries to host-hop away from GoDaddy

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Re: As much as I hate nazis...

By your logic of an amoral ISP hosts would support child pornography websites being hosted, or worse.

Nowt to do with politics. This (Godwin law now permitting) Neo nazi racism is not politics, not when they declare in various ways their hatred of black people..

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Surfacegate: Microsoft execs 'misled Nadella', claims report

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I would guess MS is to blame

Purely because someone somewhere in any other company in the world that uses skylake would be calling foul on their laptops? Or did no other make use them? Where are the lenovo help forums crying foul or the Dell ones etc?

And MS are so open and trust worthy now who could possibly suggest... Actually I can't finish that sentence.

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Don't buy Microsoft Surface gear: 25% will break after 2 years, says Consumer Reports

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Watch this nanochip reprogram cells to fix damaged body tissue

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Re: How long

How long before some bastard monetizes it for the rich and famous (or so called famous) instead of actual NHS based need.

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70% of Windows 10 users are totally happy with our big telemetry slurp, beams Microsoft

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Re: Yes!

Well they are shit and carry out bad practices, so only fair.

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Brace yourselves, Virgin Media prices are going up AGAIN, people

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WTF?

Again?

I think that is 4 times in 2 years, sure it was 3 raises in 2016. May have to seriously consider jumping ship.

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Microsoft hits new low: Threatens to axe classic Paint from Windows 10

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Re: Windows 10 FAIL Creators Update

I thought that was the joke? No?

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'Coke dealer' called us after his stash was stolen – cops

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Re: Florida Man

Private Education as used by the so called upper class and creates people like David Cameron where having sex with swine is on the agenda. And Boris Johnson who lied on international TV during the leave campaign and was voted in again by the same morons who pay for an education. It creates a set of people called MP's and look where that got us.

Then again fear mongering environmentalism suggests you are in fact not a scientist and probably a Tory supporter who thinks fracking is a good idea and has a vested interested in the petrol industry.

Its not education that awards medals for taking part and stops competition. That is social acceptance and society by wooly minded teachers or a really bad secretary of state for education. And of course piss poor parenting with laws that stop you smacking a child. I know schools that now have a charter that tells parents clearly they promote competition and it is over subscribed with a waiting list because parents actually want that.

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UK government's war on e-cigs is over

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Re: Jesus, NO!

You do seem to be missing the point during your rant.

The ban is about the propagation of a harmful very addictive drug with unknown side effects long term. Which is currently and thankfully outlawed so anyone with working taste buds is spared having to breathe in a mixture of possible and probable harmful stuff (no one knows long term except the popcorn lung chemical that is now banned - allegedly.)

Everything you just listed is either proven safe to breathe in like perfume because it is extensively tested or has been around for year. Or is proven harmful (like bonfires) and has other laws surrounding it.

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Three Microsoft Outlook patches unpatched, users left to DIY

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Well done.

Good use of a technology that was in wide use when MS last cared about customers.

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Ubuntu Linux now on Windows Store (for Insiders)

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Re: what?

Vista?

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Ohhh goodie a quiz

Is it Microsoft who think telemetry is the norm and gave up writing good software years ago? No Apple... They have a religion now and war like fanbois? Oh... Choices. Choices....

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Microsoft recommends you ignore Microsoft-recommended update

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Have you noticed?

I like the way all through this set of comments there is one or two downvote to anything against MS which obviously doesn't do any testing or logical release management.

Like there is an ever present MS employee trying his best to suggest this isn't an MS cock up of possibly huge proportions. (how many people use Skype, or exchange, or both?)

The lonely fanbois crying out against the anger.

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Virgin Media router security flap follows weak password expose

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Re: Where are the instructions?

Depends on the instructions but the IP address for the Super hub 2 they are on the sticker on the bottom of the router..

For the Super hub 3, they are on the sticker the engineer hands to you, a pull out piece of card between the router and the plastic feet, AND a sticker on the bottom of the router.

They really like to help you.

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