* Posts by IsJustabloke

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WordPress has adverse reaction to Facebook's React.js licence

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Re: "...the popular content management system"

"but that does not make the pipe wrench into a screwdriver."

Actually it does, literally in fact; you are using the pipe to "drive" in the "screw" ;-)

Ah.. thank you, mines the one with the hammer in the pocket...

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

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A friend of mine was doing Jury Service recently

and he told me that every single morning they were reminded about not saying anything on social media, or to partners or to mates down the pub and to make an effort to avoid reading anything about the case.

It must take a pretty special kind of idiot to ignore the instructions.

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ummmm....

"Well just as the US immigration are asking for people social media account before they can get a visa"

I recently visited the US (albeit on the visa waiver programme) you still need to apply for an esta and at no point was any mention of my social media accounts made.

My travelling companion required an actual visa and again no mention of of her social media accounts was made....

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'All-screen display'? But surely every display is all-screen... or is a screen not a display?

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Re: Say what you mean and mean what you say

"The only problem was that it seemed to ignore the "pay separately" tick - so all her ebooks were charged to my card."

Or so she said....

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User worked with wrong app for two weeks, then complained to IT that data had gone missing

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Re: Ped-ANT-ic typo in title

"Is it Terrence or Terence?"

If it's the one I know it's actually spelt T.W.A.T

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Apple: Our stores are your 'town square' and a $1,000 iPhone is your 'future'

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Re: One more thing -

"6S+ 128GB"

Why did you feel the need to exactly specify which phone you were using?

Why not just say "I use my iPhone to....."

The only time I ever refer to the make / model of a phone is when I'm differentiating it from the one I'm currently using in conversation...

IE "Well, I had a sammy and it didn't do *thing* but this one *holding up my mobey* does"

I'm genuinely curious

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British snoops at GCHQ knew FBI was going to arrest Marcus Hutchins

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How do you know it wasn't?

"There's still the question of why, if there was a case to be investigated, it wasn't investigated in the UK where it would appear that the alleged act would have been committed."

See title...

if the government really does feel it saved them a headache they may have well decided it also saved them a headache in not prosecuting him themselves.

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Sofa-jockeys given crack at virtual Formula 1 world championship

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Re: I'd pay good money ...

"Car Racing [game] is the only [game]..."

FTFY. No charge.

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Private sub captain changes story, now says reporter died, was 'buried at sea' – torso found

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Re: You're confusing Kim with Bob.

"Somewhere out there there's a grieving family and friends. Just saying..."

#virtuesignalling

Just saying...

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UK.gov to treat online abuse as seriously as IRL hate crime

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Re: TLA?

@wolfetone

RTFM

That is demonstrably NOT a TLA

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She's arrived! HMS Queen Lizzie enters Portsmouth Naval Base

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Re: Worth it?

"I can't imagine for one minute any other nation ally or not, who would be willi g to put their expensive toys at risk to protect ours. Not in a real war."

I guess it's because you don't understand the way these things work perhaps you should read up on some military history?

A bunch of countries with different capabilities "ally" themselves. These "Allies" provide different bits of any given task force...

Country A has a bunch of Frigates (say) but no Air cover, country B has a load of air cover but not many frigates... so country A says to country B "Hey, give us some Air cover and we'll protect you with our Frigates!" That's how being "Allied" works... for other real world examples see pretty much any armed conflict from history.

For what it's worth, I seriously doubt that we would ever find ourselves in a shooting war with either Russia or China. Russia's only aircraft carrier is followed around by a bunch of tugs and a ship full of spares.

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Re: Garbage

sunk by EU missiles eh?

You're not expecting negotiations to go well then?

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Re: Tree falling in the wood...

It clearly does have aircraft embarked....

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Oh no, EE! More UK mobile customers face sluggish roaming abroad

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4G on Three's "feel at home" has never been included but other than that it's as speedy as it can be.(I've used it without a problem in New Zealand, Hong Kong and the US)

It's just the usual suspects taking the piss... EE, Vodashite and O2. So no, you won't be live streaming your mate's Mediterranean wedding to the rest of the UK.

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Revealed: The naughty tricks used by web ads to bypass blockers

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paywalls...

Interestingly, there are several sites that I would be happy to pay a nominal monthly fee to browse but we all know that even if a site is behind a paywall it will still serve ads and that's the issue right there. As a consumer I'm willing to play fair ad slingers aren't, so fuck them. Unitl relatively recently I paid to subscribe to the Telegraph online... still had ads.. Guardian wants me to subscribe... still has ads., I'm willing to be that the Times still serves ads behind it's paywall.

And we know that Sky customers have an entirely ad free experience.... ho ho ho...

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

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Re: I need Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom

"I am not sure there is anything other than GIMP to replace Photoshop "

GIMP is not even close to being a replacement for photoshop.

yes, there are alternatives to lightroom and photoshop but nothing integrates with my website or social media channels as well as lightroom. I can publish directly from LIghtroom into my portfolio, dropbox, facebook, instagram, twitter, I don't need to create multiple jpeg copies of any given image, I simply publish the raw files using lightroom, they are converted to the correct format on the fly.

This is such a huge advantage over everything else. all my images are contained within a single environment and greatly simplfies my workflow.

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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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pah!

It's a rare onion indeed that makes my eyes water... I've often watched friends chopping onions through tears and wondered why it affects them and not me.

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'Real' people want govts to spy on them, argues UK Home Secretary

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Re: The idiocy of this runs even deeper.

"How do they exchange the racing pigeons?"

As a pie?

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Take that, gender pay gap! Atos to offshore hundreds of BBC roles

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@FrankAlphaXII

Our building Inspectors don't skulk about, they simply walk up , identify themselves and have a look round / inspect. It's a very foolish builder that aggravates a building inspector.

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O2 admits to throttling network bandwidth for EU data roamers

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Re: As poor as Vodafone are

I've used Three in the US, New Zealand, Hong Kong as well as Europe and I've never had any kind of problem. There's certainly been no obvious throttling but then I was just using it for google, maps, navigation and email.

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You could see the phone trying its hardest

What?!?!

Was his phone sweating? Was it pulling a face like it was squeezing one out?

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"is this just Three being skin flints"

I'm not sure that is a charge you can level at Three... they included as standard 4G while every other network was charging extra and they've had "feel at Home" as a no cost extra long before it was mandated , not to mention they have it in many more countries than just the EU

The no tethering is more likely to be a restriction placed on them by their partners

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Microsoft ctrl-Zs 'killing' Paint, by which we mean offering naff app through Windows Store

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Re: ...I want proper monster munch...

"and Wagon Wheels the size of your head"

Yes, with chocolate that was at least an inch thick!

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

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"How am I going to draw my rudimental penis pictures if they take away paint?"

simply send a selfie including the one on your forehead :D

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Re: What are they thinking?

Thanks for the update.

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Re: Now just notepad, and we can write off builtin apps completely.

"and I _REFUSE_ to change."

How about you just take a day off and give the rest of us a break?

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Volterman 'super wallet': The worst crowdsource video pitch of all time?

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Nice matching jackets though....

See title.

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Breathless F-35 pilots to get oxygen boost via algorithm tweak

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Re: I'd have to ask...

"It's taken 40 years for mine to get that bad."

sadly mine has always been that bad regardless of altitude

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Tapping the Bank of Mum and Dad: Why your Netflix subscription is poised to rise (again)

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"Uber means a better taxi"

I've never heard a single person say "I'll take an uber" I hear plenty of those same people say, "I'll grab a cab to yours"

I also expect that the word "uber" has come to mean taxi/cab in the same way the hoover means vacuum cleaner.

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Microsoft boasted it had rebuilt Skype 'from the ground up'. Instead, it should have buried it

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Re: Market research

"The dev has to sit beside the secretary first, before any dev work commences and watch what she does"

That is *not* the dev's job, that is the job of a BA. The problem I've found (speaking as someone that has done both) is that a lot of BA's don't seem to be able to understand how a person's business process works although to be fair a lot of users don't understand how to explain what they do but a BA should be able to get the process out of the user even if the user doesn't realise they're explaining!

The dev can only dev what he's/she's been asked to via the spec.

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Re: Market research

"Carrying 2 phones in this day and age is nuts,"

I couldn't disagree more strongly with this sentiment!

my phone is *my* phone I don't want work shit anywhere near it. So what if I have two phones? it's not like they're the size of a brick. At the end of my working day I throw it in my lappy bag and walk away.

Every friend of mine that uses his personal phone (or work phone for personal stuff) for work related stuff is constantly harassed with work stuff, well frankly... that can fuck right off.

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Britain's warhead-watcher to simulate Trident nukes with Atos supercomputer

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Re: Hmm

@Jon 37

I see the sense of humour bypass is working well though...

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Male escort says he gave up IT to do something more meaningful

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Re: i did this when i was younger

"30 years experience with women says otherwise sunshine."

who a sad bitter little boy then?

Cheer up chum even you'll get an opportunity to give Mary Palm and her five sisters a rest.

@wolftone

"It just so happened older women were a lot more adventerous in bed, a lot less needy than girls my own age, and all of them had their own place."

that was always my experience as well.

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Despite high-profile hires, Apple's TV plans are doomed

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Re: Must watch tv ?

"Do I feel like I'm missing out on anything"

How would you know?

I think you've misunderstood the use of "must see TV" it simply means that a person will make time in their schedule to watch a particular programme rather than watch if there's nothing else going on. The imperative is a personal thing.

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Re: Apple : doomed to fail?

"only get one bill that would be less than the individual subscrtiptions"

And here is the flaw in your plan.

There is simply no way I can see any Apple product being sold for less than a single competitor yet alone a bunch of them.

I use Freesat / Netflix total monthly cost 9 quid if I were to add Amazon my monthly cost increases to 18 quid a month.

How can Apple provide me with the same services as both of those for enough of a saving to me to make me switch? I'd say they can't.

single sign on is not a deal breaker for me, I'm quite happy to switch between apps because its not exactly complicated and they are already both in the same place IE my set top box.

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Linus Torvalds slams 'pure garbage' from 'clowns' at grsecurity

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Re: Ego Overload

@jake ... "AndyS, might want to look up the meaning of strawman. I don't play that game."

Just as well really... you'd lose.

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Cheeky IT rival parks 'we're hiring' van outside 'vote Tory' firm Storm Technologies

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Re: How would Storm know?

"We have a secret ballot"

Do we?

In my polling office they always write the number of the ballot paper I've just been given against my name and address on the roll they have in front of them, a sufficiently motivated person could in fact find out exactly how I voted.

They do this despite my patiently explaining to them the problem I have with them doing it.

NB I do not consider myself important enough to sufficiently motivate someone to find out my vote besides they could always try asking me :D

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Re: How would Storm know?

"...it's just yet another example of the arrogance of some of *some* voters,"

Unlike the A/c above I have actually FTFY

Neither the Tories or labour (or any other party for that matter) have a monopoly on dickheads in their ranks and the sooner the wider electorate grasp this simple fact, the sooner we'll be able to start doing something about it.

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F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen on IoT: If it uses electricity, it will go online

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Re: "We can't avoid the IoT revolution by refusing to play part."

"The only hope is not paying the monthly payments or somehow deaktivating the chip - and hoping that a lack of signal doesn't brick the device..."

Yes... that's the way it'll work...

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Microsoft admits to disabling third-party antivirus code if Win 10 doesn't like it

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Re: '34 years of development - Windows 10 is the result'

"Screw them. They need to damn well grow up."

says the "linux rulz! wondoze sux!" fanboy....

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Samsung releases 49-inch desktop monitor with 32:9 aspect ratio

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Re: Only 1080 high?

"Alternatively with a decent Linux GUI you just rotate the screen 90 degrees."

*sigh* because the drivers for my card would *never* allow me to do something like that on my non-*nix desktop....

Seriously, why do people feel the need to to turn *every* fucking subject into "linux rulz! windoze sux!" competition? Just try growing up FFS!

It's not like there isn't enough actual shit in the world to get arsy about

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Ofcom fines Three £1.9m over vulnerability in emergency call handling

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Re: Feel at home

"even more so for streaming services and Google maps which are totally unusable abroad."

can't say that was my experience in New Zealand, Hong Kong or The US, without easy access to google maps I would have been "lost" on more than one occasion

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Fighter pilot shot down laptops with a flick of his copper-plated wrist

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....in Cumbria

I disagree!

The in Cumbria qualification is needed. I moderated how much sympathy I have for Len as a result; there are definitely much worse "middle of nowhere's" than Cumbria!

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Labour says it will vote against DUP's proposed TV Licence reforms

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Most of its good stuff isn't made in-house anyway.

ummm.... they do still have to pay for it though and of course, those shows are made not speculatively but because someone [at the BBC] has commissioned it.

I know it's unfashionable but I think the beeb is pretty good value for money particularly when you compare it to say, Sky, that charges you twice as much money and still throws a large amount of adverts at you while showing a lot of programming that has been commissioned and paid for by the BBC.

Beeb plus Netflix / Prime is all you need for a full spectrum of stuff. It can be yours for less than the price of a Sky sub and is mostly advert free.

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France and UK want to make web firms liable for users' content

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Freedom of Speech, RIP.

@ac

"And that is set by MPs voting on our behalf."

It's cute you believe that

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Cabinet Office minister Gummer loses seat as Tory gamble backfires

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Re: the best we could have hoped for.

"It certainly cheered me up this morning."

I'm not the results are worth celebrating as such

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Re: Well look on the bright side

"Couldn't have happened to a nice person."

while I don't necessarily disagree with your sentiment, whatever happens is going to happen to all of us.

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Teen texted boyfriend to kill himself. It worked. Will the law change to deal with digital reality?

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Re: What about Free Will?

@Potemkine

And you can attest to the state of mind of those people can you?

religion? honor? LOL...

You don't think someone in constant pain hasn't had their mental health affected?

You don't think that someone with a mental health problem can be manipulated?

You're an idiot.

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