* Posts by IsJustabloke

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Yes, Assange, we'll still nick you for skipping bail, rules court

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Re: MRI for frozen shoulder

That was the treatment for you....

For me it was keyhole surgery; after a course of anti-inflammatories, a course of physio, a general steroid injection and a guided steroid injection, all of which was preceded by an MRI scan.

So while I happen to think* Assange is a bit of prick it's not for the reason of needing an MRI scan.

*when I think of him at all which is usually when I'm reminded of him by an el-reg article

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Yorkshire cops have begun using on-the-spot fingerprint scanners

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Re: Imagine every surveillance camera as a manned Sentry and a watchtower.

How do you make it through a single day.....

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It's been 50 years since those damn dirty apes took the planet by storm

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phew...

"unsettling sight of Helena Bonham Carter costumed as unsettlingly attractive chimp"

I found her strangely sexy as well and I thought it was just me....

point of order though - Apes are not monkeys

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South Wales cops crow about facial recognition arrests on social media

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Ah.. Wales, the comedy gold continues.

The same country that has just called for 16 year olds to be given the vote because "they can handle it" while at the same time banning 16 year olds from getting "interesting piercings" because they're not mature enough to understand the ramifications.

I can't see this AFR stuff backfiring at all....

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Apple: iPhone sales are down (but they've never been more lucrative)

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Re: Less dumb fanboys

@werdsmith

"It's just a phone and really people should not care what phones other people buy but for some reason they do."

While I don't disagree in general, it is fair to say that a lot of iPhone users do care whether other people care about what phone they buy.

I really don't encounter evangelism of a brand quite like that from those that favour Apple.

Start a thread on any discussion board you like titled something like "I'm after a new Android phone, what should I buy?" there will be within the first few replies a "buy an iphone!" type response.

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No Windows 10, no Office 2019, says Microsoft

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@Ben1892

I made a similar point a while back in a similar thread on a similar subject.

I'm a techie but the truth is when I get home of an evening I don't want to learn new ways to do the things I already do. I just want to do them and then go do something more interesting to me.

The issue you describe will always trump anything else.

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Shopper f-bombed PC shop staff, so they mocked her with too-polite tech tutorial

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I call bullshit...

No staff member in PC world would have know to plug the speakers in to make them work!

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Web searching died the day they invented SEO

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re: Dabbs'y - please tell me you realised that was a joke!

well, very nearly anyway.

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Should ISPs pay to block pirate websites? Supreme Court to decide

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It's not quite the same thing...

In one instance the gov are saying... "hey You! Block that website it's nasty!" in this case it's company saying "hey you! block that website they're ripping us off!"

although it makes me feel dirty, I'm kinda with BT on this, why should they bear the cost of shutting down the rip off?

That said I don't disagree with the general point you make re censorship and worms

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It knows where the gravel pits and power lines are. So, Ordnance Survey, where should UK's driverless cars go?

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Re: Maps are useful, but things change

"It should be, but I wouldn't bet on the OS knowing more than Google"

There is so much more to OS mapping than "roads"

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Dodgy parking firms to be denied access to Brit driver database

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TBH I don't park in places that look like they're run by dodgy twats and the only parking swindle I *really* want dealt with is the pay and display machines that fail to give change or extra time when people don't have the correct change and I don't care if it is only 5p a pop they all add up and we all know they have the technology to grant the exact number of minutes you've paid for.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth has sprung a leak and everyone's all a-tizzy

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"compared with the lack of [FIXED WING] aircraft"

She has choppers aboard so saying she has no aircraft is clearly wrong.

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Erase 2017 from your brain. Face ID never happened. The Notch is an illusion

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"but my guess is that it's comfortable to use only if you use the fingerprint of your main hand's index finger"

I can use the index finger of either hand, I think you can register more than one finger, my honor can store up to five I think. The scanner is perfectly placed on the back as well. Doesn't matter which hand I pick it up with the finger falls naturally to the scanner.

I'm a bit disappointed to hear they've moved the scanners to the front :(

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Voda customers given green light by Ofcom to ditch contracts

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Re: First?

I am rolling my eyes at you....

Anyway you want to cut it Three were not charging people for roaming in Europe and large parts of the rest of the world long before vodashite

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It's an out, Take it ffs!

In a new York minute!!

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First?

"We were the first to abolish EU roaming with Roam Free"

Apart from Three of course, who abolished *all* roaming charges *all* over the world a number of years ago.

Vodashite are as vodashite do

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Signing up for the RAF? Don't bother – you've been Capita'd

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"They also refuse to phone the mobile number that you do all your banking from because "That would be insecure.""

As much as I hate finding myself in the position of defending Shitandar... they'll ring whatever number you tell them to ring. in my case, they always ring my mobile.

Their security process is a bit shit though... a computer asking you if you know about these " 5 transactions y/n ?"

Although it does offer three dob's and ask me to indicate the correct one which I think is a much better way of confirming security than the normal methods

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Netflix silent about ridicule as it discusses punters' viewing habits

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Re: I'm confused

"I wish it would also keep the data that I'd only watched the first five minutes of something before deciding it was pants,"

I don't generally use the Netflix website but if you visit "your account" on the website you can remove stuff like that from your history and that solves the problem.

It would be nice if they were clever enough to recognise that you "only watched 5 minutes of something and have never gone back to it so must think it shite" but at least you can have a tidy up.

ETA I see others have already pointed this out!

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Spy-on-your-home Y-Cam cameras removes free cloud storage bit

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Re: "No it's not. yes, there is cloud storage, no you don't have to use it."

"If you buy the "Lightroom CC plan" you are bound to the Adobe Cloud and you have to use it. It was introduced last month exactly for that reason."

Yes, that single plan.... the rest of the Adobe suite is NOT cloud based, if for no other reason than they all generate huge amounts of data. And yes., compared to PS and LR, CC is a toy and no serious photographer I know (and I know plenty) would consider using it for their day to day photography. Even though it's included in the photgraphy plan, it shares *nothing* but a name. You cannot use a CC catalog AND a LR catalog; It's an either/or.

I'm so glad you've finally agreed with what I was saying because you were begining to make yourself look stupid.

No, they don't own the images, No they're not predominatnly cloud based.

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Re: "No it's not. yes, there is cloud storage, no you don't have to use it."

"If you buy the "Lightroom CC plan""

Lightroom CC was introduced less than a month ago and is in no way comparable to the Photography plan,it's aimed at the people that use their phones to take pictures.

It's also included in the Photography plan but is completely seperate from the Photoshop and Lightroom classic applications, the only thing it sahres is a name.

Compared to those two apps its a toy, its not even close to replicating Lightroom let alone photoshop and no serious photographer considers it to be anything else

No, Adobe don't own your images they belong to you; not this bollocks again *really need a rolleyes icon*

So in conclusion, Lightroom and Photoshop are not "based in the cloud" but they can both make use of cloud to sync images between applications and devices.

I've heard a very few people complain about the name "classic" but it's just a name.

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Re: "Such as Photoshop, Lightroom etc as that's now almost entirely cloud based"

@cornz 1

No, they're not.

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Re: Boom. Gotcha.

"Such as Photoshop, Lightroom etc as that's now almost entirely cloud based. Fortunately there are ways to circumvent most cloud based lock ins.."

No it's not. yes, there is cloud storage, no you don't have to use it.

My images live on my PC, on my NAS and my backups live on my hard drives (that live somewhere else).

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Tech giants at war: Google pulls plug on YouTube in Amazon kit

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Re: Love the Hendrix reference

@Teiwaz

As a sufferer of depression and having known people who have attempted (and succeeded in one case) suicide, I always enjoy ignorant twunts like you trivializing suicide.

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Amazon to make multiple Lord of the Rings prequel TV series

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re So will Sauron be a gender fluid necromincer?

Superb!

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User asked help desk to debug a Post-it Note that survived a reboot

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Hmmmm.....

This reminds me of the (probably apocryphal) tale about a user ringing a help desk to report that his printer wouldn't print any yellow text everything else was printed perfectly but anything yellow was missing. There was much too-ing and fro-ing between helpdesk operative and user until the helpdesk operative decided to actually visit the user. Turns out the user was using yellow paper "because it's pretty and makes a change from boring white paper"

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BT hikes prices for third time in 18 months

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"Oh pretty please. I've been waiting a year to dump the useless fucks"

Weirdly, my Plusnet service has been rock solid reliable at the speed they promised for the price as advertised.

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Re: Ah well

"Vodafone here I come."

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.... *breathe*...ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

No seriously, who're you going to ?

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Lord of the Rings TV show shopped around Hollywood

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Re: Why hasn't anyone done a Thomas Covenant series/film?

I thought the first three were ok but it very rapidly went downhill. Although Donaldson's writing style was a hard work.

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Re: I suppose they could do a prequel,

"the Silmarillion" is an abomination of a book beaten in shitness only by the execrable "Adventures of Tom Bombadil"

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ATM fees shake-up may push Britain towards cashless society

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Greetings cards?

"I think the last hold-out was greetings cards but Moonpig solved that"

I solved that particular problem by never buying the things in the first place.

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Pixel-style display woes on your shiny new X? Perfectly normal, says Apple

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Re: 'image persistence' or 'burn-in'

"Oh yes.... and a foot operated button on the floor to dip the head lights."

I have an old Alfa Romeo Berlina.. it has a foot switch to operate both the Headlight dipping and the windscreen washer , some times it's like doing a tap dance while steering through bends and changing gears

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Official Secrets Act alert went off after embassy hired local tech support

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Re: get a lordship...t

"..like Sir Humphrey then"

who is a Knight not a Lord

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Re: One such trip involved “four of us sitting around a cage full of monkeys, feeding them fruit”

"when someone had called the "If found" number attached to the back of them"

HR director had previous for getting lost eh? Surprised he let you stick a number on his back though...

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OK, we admit it. Under the hood, the iPhone X is a feat of engineering

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Re: yes, it's very nice but...

"I see parallels with Formula 1 where there is a theoretical trickle down to road cars but it only seems to show on the >£1million supercars "

You couldn't be more wrong about that.... in recent times turbos became common place because of F1. Improvements in brakes, safety systems, fuel efficiency, creating more power from smaller engines. Hybrid technology... chassis design... Tyre technology... all these things and probably lots more trickle down from car manufactures being involved in F1. it's the *reason* they're in F1, the kudos of winning is supplemental.

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Osama Bin Laden had copy of Resident Evil, smut, in compound

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Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

@FlamingDeath

How do you make it through a single day ?

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Google's phone woes: The Pixel and the damage done

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Re: Just like Apple

@fidodogbreath

I'm not the one that needs to be reminded of that :)

As an aside it's a bit weird that people have down voted my post because I have actually heard my friends veer from, "awesome! Apple have just fixed my *insert broken thing* for nothing how cool is that!?!?" to "Bollocks! Fucking Apple have a said they won't fix *insert broken thing * unless I stump up another x quid!"

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Re: Just like Apple

"Got a problem, take it to the Apple Store. Broken, yep we'll replace that. "

Pretty sure that for every instance of that, there's a matching instance of "*shrug* Not our problem buddy" I have several friends with iPhones and they can all claim to have had both experience types in an Apple store.

Obvs, I admit this is anecdotal.and that's not say that makes apple users sheeple or idiots but Apple marketing would have you believe they always do 'x' to fix/help users whereas they in fact no different from any other corporation in as much as they will try their utmost to wriggle out of stuff.

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F-35s grounded by spares shortage

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You know....

The F35 saga reminds me of Philip K Dicks "The Zap gun"

have a read, it's one of his better efforts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Zap_Gun

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Even more warship cuts floated for the Royal Navy

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Re: Good to know, when we finally track the Taliban Navy to their secret Afghan port.

So to defend just our own shores and interests we need a strong combined Navy/army/airforce but *ALL* govt. seems keen to reduce all the armed services.

FTFY ... no charge.

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Blade Runner 2049: Back to the Future – the movies that showed us what's to come

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Gattaca

Fantastic movie that watched by accident and have never been more pleased at a mistake.

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Amazon told to repay €250m in 'unfair state aid' from Luxembourg

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Just out of interest...

assuming this actually ends up being payable (after several rounds of Appeal / knock back / appeal natch) to whom is it payable?

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Hollywood has savaged enough sci-fi classics – let's hope Dick would dig Blade Runner 2049

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Re: Replicant or not

"The question to my mind is whether replicants are humans or not"

There was an old paperback I read years ago (i picked it up in a charity shop) The premise was that androids were all but indistinguishable from humans, the only visible difference being that the androids were blue in colour. everything about them was steeped in secrecy about where they "made" and the various processes etc etc... but there was a dark secret!

It was a good read but sadly I can't recall what it was called :(

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"I think it's because Philip K Dick mostly wasn't a brilliant writer."

I absolutely agree... I think his forte was ideas and that mostly he struggled to put those ideas into words in a coherent way. The fact is that for most of his career this was the prevailing opinion. It wasn't until after his death that his work was revisited and reclassified.

Blade Runner was panned by critics because it was a film that has to Watched. you can't skim it like so many of it's contemporary films.

Sci-fi was suppose to be all "flash bang crash kill the aliens !!!" a'la Star Wars, Leave the cerebral stuff to books please!

It's a fabulous films in all its many cuts and It rightly deserves the plaudits it gets, it's up there with 2001, and Alien as a classic Film both of which also redefined what a certain type of movie should be like.

I'm looking forward to seeing 2049, I'll watch it with an open mind and I sincerely hope we can add it to the list of brilliant films.

Lord knows the list has been lacking in recent times :/

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30 strong fingers but still no happy ending for robotic back rub

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Roboter...

As a fan of Kraftwerk, that homage made me smile :)

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NatWest customer services: We're aware of security glitch

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re Bank that cant't count

A very long time ago I had an account with Lloyds. being a callow youth I ahd to pay for my car insurance in installments but the company concerned used to require 3 post dated cheques (I said it was a long time ago!)

I can't remember exactly why but I chose to close my account with Llyods, genuinely forgetting that i had written the cheques. The last of the cheques was presented after I had closed the account. For reasons best known to themselves it was cleared and paid. They duely sent me a letter saying I was overdrawn and I should do something about it, I wrote back saying, I don't have an account with you and went on my merry way.

Every two or three months I'd receive a statement indicating i was £55 overdrawn and I'd ignore it. This went on for a while and then suddenly a statement arrived that indicated a positive balance.

I wandered into the branch and asked the cashier if the statement was correct, he said yes so I withdrew it and closed the account (again!)

It was like real life monopoly :D

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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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