* Posts by g e

3266 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Samsung looks into spam ads appearing on Brits' smart TVs

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Re: Easily solved.

As part of a subscription, though

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Re: Easily solved.

Actually, yes.

The SKY box emits HDMI as does the Netflix-playing PS4. The Pi2 runs openElec Kodi which deals with everything else.

Just need a 50" HDMI panel, really. Also, no license required if it can't receive TV?? We don't actually have an aerial plugged into either smart TV, thinking about it.

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AIDS? Ebola? Nah – ELECTRO SMOG is our 'biggest problem', says Noel Edmonds

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Cockwomble

I laugh every time I see that word now.

Plus it must confuse the shit out of yanks who probably think it's pronounced kok-woom-ul

Cos they don't have Wombles.

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Intel doubles its bounty for women and ethnic minorities

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Re: Questions

If people don't want to work for Intel then they don't want to work for Intel, not really anyone's fault, particularly, unless Intel have a rep as horrific to work for (more so than their rivals, at least)

Likewise not Intel's fault (presumably) if people of the 'correct ethnic diversity' don't have the qualifications to be accepted for available roles, either.

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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

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Re: 'Cheap' in terms of food, now means selling your privacy too.

I don't remember being asked for a licensing pound of flesh for the last 3 TVs I bought, thinking about it and they were bought from a store, not online which would already have my delivery address

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Boffins turned off by silicon switch to TILTING MAGNETS

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Coat

It's all in the Congo??!?!!!??!?

What's the Worstall that can happen?

Coat. Got.

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OFFICIAL SCIENCE: Men are freezing women out of the workplace

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"Also for the climate"

Until winter when you're actually heating more.

There's two sides to this coin...

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What balls! India blocks 0.00008 per cent of web in anti-pr0n move

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Re: Government

Problem is, that leaves you with 'Churches'...

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Seminal.

snigger...

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Austria joins the long list of Pirate Bay access deniers after court order

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ISPs to pay costs???

Ummmm it's their fault, how? Or should they kowtow immediately to every webby whim of the MAFIAA 'in case' ?

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Download Fest goers were human guinea pigs in spy tech experiment, admit police

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Re: Oh well

Yeah, shrinkwrap licenses were exactly what it reminded me of

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Re: Oh well

If the conditions are on the back of the ticket then how you you consent prior to purchasing?

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UK.gov wants to stop teenagers looking at tits online. No, really

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Re: 5 minutes

Perhaps it's more of a 'force people to somehow register' thing so someone somewhere has 'A List Of People'

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

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Re: Well that's what you get....

Hence free for a year.

Of Beta-testing

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Joke

Close but no cigar

THIS is a Cortina Search...

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/search/used/cars/ford/cortina/postcode/cv239df/radius/1500/onesearchad/used%2Cnearlynew%2Cnew/quicksearch/true

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Oh, Obama's responded to the petition to pardon Snowden. What'll it be?

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A few Americans...

Roughly 1% at a quick guess.

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'Untraceable' VoIP caller ID-spoofing website accepts Bitcoin

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Just register a premium number

And call it for 1.3p/min for 99p+ payout per min

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Pope loses grip on Antarctica: Clergy withdraw from austral landmass

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Re: "Tiny Nuns"

Hmmm, Frank Zappa's Thing Fish for me....

Bit of a worry, that...

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Antitrust this! EU Commish goes after HOLLYWOOD’s big guns

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For its part, Disney said

We. Are. Disney.

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Hark, the Hacking Team angels sing, it’s not us who’ve actually sinned

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Re: Blah, blah, weasel words, weasel words

Did Smith & Wesson or Lockheed Martin have any comment?

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g e

Re: Mega Winge

I suggest (but then, I would) the ApPLe scale - after the Apple Patent Lawyer

A lot like capacitance it would generally be measured, of course, in micro-APLs or uA's, As a whole APL would be an awful lot of disingenuous butthurt-ness

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TITSUP: Apple Music, App Stores, iCloud, iTunes, Radio, iBooks

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Re: I hadn't noticed

Does that mean you're recommending burning it to CD to rip it back again ?

Buying a CD sounds way less faff.

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Disaster-gawping cam drones to be blasted out of the sky in California

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Re: Nail the bastards part 2

Agreed, natch.

Until maybe a bystander needs a Canon 700D prising out of their skull, perhaps, from a taken-out drone?

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Here's why Whittingdale kicked a subscription BBC into the future

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Re: Licence 'rewording" required?

And you can get paid subs for t'internet, like wot those Netflix and Amazon chappies do.

Seems to me someone could work out something like plumbing your license number into the iplayer and getting access to everything on one IP at a time (to reduce the benefit of sharing your license# with pals) and people without licenses could pay for individual programs/channels/series to be streamed as they wanted, charged pro-rata in line with the BBC's own published viewing figures for their programs/channels or something

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WINGED VELOCIRAPTOR 'from HELL': Closest thing ever to a real DRAGON?

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Hang on.. 6 limbs?

Four leggy things and wings too? Has anything like this been dug up anywhere else?

I usually think of non-insecty things as having four limbs (or none for snakes, bar vestigal thingies), two eyes, nose & mouth. Even fish broadly fit that generalisation, though I'm no zoologist for sure.

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Account at HSBC? BAD LUCK, no iPhone bonk-banking for you

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Re: NFC? No thanks.

My wallet is easier to pull out than something the size of my S4 and I don't need to 'thumb it', just placing the wallet by the PDQ machine does the job (yes, there's only one NFC card in the wallet).

The bank sent me that card (ostensibly) for free, too, saving 500+ quid. Bonus.

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Download Festival face scan: You’re right to be annoyed, said UK surveillance commish

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Re: Shy Metaller

They have armadillos in their trousers...

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Apple's chip, firmware security demands behind HomeKit delays

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Re: Apple's landfill chip

iCloud

iSilo

FTFY

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The Empire Strikes Back: Disney tractor-beams StarWars.co.uk from Brit biz

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Mind you

If Disney are butthurt so badly they want to litigate until the heat death of the universe (and beyond, quite likely) then hell, let those lawyers milk them and buy yachts.

Not that I'm in anyway condoning Being An IP Lawyer, you understand, I just think Disney is a greater evil which makes the lawyers OK by comparison. Sort of thing. After all , someone has to Set The Lawyers Going.

Kinda like guns aren't intrinsically bad, it's how they're used that's bad.

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g e

Nominet are

Getting pissed up on the backhander and looking forward to enjoying free Disneyworld access for family and friends for the foreseeable future

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Sony phone chief vows to keep losing money forever and ever

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Agreed

My Z4 tab is awesome, a no-brainer upgrade from my (still) excellent Z2. Shame about the magnetic charging dock connector omission, though :o/

Expecting to switch from Samsung to SONY for my next phone, too, at this rate (and oh, how novel, still be able to use my apps on another maker's device, chortle).

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Why the BBC is stuffing free Micro:bit computers into schoolkids' satchels

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"Play-Doh", apparently

I thought that what you did when impersonating Homer Simpson...

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Hacking Team hacked: Spyware source code torrent blurts govt customers

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Employment

How is the tech jobs market in Italy, I wonder

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WikiLeaks docs show NSA's 10-year economic espionage campaign against France

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Re: Rainbow Warrior

http://metro.co.uk/2009/11/17/rainbow-warriors-are-new-gay-superheroes-559344/

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EasyGroup continues bizarre, time-travelling domain crusade

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Windows

Didn't MS get told to take a running jump cos Windows was a common English language word ?

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g e

Re: Perhaps we need to bait Easy's lawyers a bit

How about "Easy, Stelios, easy" dot com :o)

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Blimey!!!

Sir, you shit us not!

:oD

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Re: Sleazy Grope

That greasy bloody Stelios...

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Wake up, sheeple! If you ask Siri about 9/11 it will rat you out to the police!

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Re: This is not about Siri....

Perhaps analyse the Apple-buying demographic ?

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You don't even need your iThing set to German to be amazed at this!

SIRI did Hitler say Nein Nein Nein to Goebbels ?

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Indiana Jones whips Bond in greatest movie character poll

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Re: What no...

Francis Urquhart, without whom there'd be no Frank Underwood...

(although Spacey does Machiavellian excellently vs Dobbs' sociopathic elitist)

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WikiLeaks spaffs files showing NSA spied on French presidents

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And don't forget...

Empowering paedophiles, too, doubtless

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GCHQ: Security software? We'll soon see about THAT

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Errrr WTF?

No.

Their marketing people must be pleased because an org like GCHQ complaining that software like Kaspersky's is making life infecting computers for their own ends awkward is great marketing copy.

Makes me want to avoid Sophos and McAfee at all costs, though, conversely. Perhaps their marketing conspiracy just collapsed?

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Even Apple doesn’t mess with Taylor Swift

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Re: OMG

Wow, I've seen some shit sites but usually they're made by people with no money...

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Re: "Apple values the music makers"

So. If everyone signs up, streams the hell out of it 24/7 for three months then bails....

An interesting 'financial experiment', perhaps?

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Arkansas Kum & Go onanist did just that

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"realised he was being watched"

Like that was an unexpected outcome, lol

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EU MEPs accept lonely Pirate's copyright report – and water it down

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FTFY

many of her colleagues have been swayed paid off by the rights holders community cabals

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How to hijack MILLIONS of Samsung mobes with man-in-the-middle diddle

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Re: frame the issue

Just block the domain on your home router?

Not much use for elsewhere, but a small help.

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Zionists stole my SHOE, claims Muslim campaigner

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Re: He has given us a sign!

I've got a gourd.... ?

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Indie review of UK surveillance laws: As you were, GCHQ

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The Fifth...

Politicians.

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