* Posts by Ben Jury

20 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Nov 2007

HTC phones held up at US ports after Apple patent ban

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Re: Errrm...

Funny, back in the days of dialing up a BBS, I'm pretty sure there was functionality in that which did essentially this and automatically tagged phone numbers.

I'd be interested to check it, but can I remember any of the terminal apps I used in the early 90s?!

Hacker pwns police cruiser and lives to tell tale

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Funny, that's exactly what I first thought!

Intel confirms HDCP copy-protection crack

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I dont have a title dammit.

> Waldrop said. "It relies on these licensing agreements to ensure that implementations are done appropriately, and there are legal enforcement methods available for cases where it is done inappropriately."

Haha, yeah that'll work. he also says that no one would go to the expense of manufacturing chips to defeat this. Expect HDCP stripping boxes being rushed out of Asian plants for the Christmas season!

Half of UK road users support usage-based road charging

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I dont have a subject!

> Oh and for the conspiracy theorists it ensures the government knows where you are and have been. But they do already!

Dont discount this. Do you really think they will collect all this data and only use it for charging for the distance covered?

Wiki crew launch attack on FBI official seal bluster

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Apt picutre.

Anyone else find the picture quite apt for an image on the modern day USA?

Badge. Gun. Flag.

Child abuse frame-up backfires on stalker

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"The man was arrested, and subsequently prohibited from visiting his home or seeing his children."

Presumed innocent, eh?

OpenOffice 3.2 is on tap

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As a serious business user, I can say I dont think I've ever used R1C1 notation...

Extreme pr0n suspect has his internet access suspended

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Is it party specific

While I am completely and utterly against this 'law', and the absolutely shocking way Labour has managed to bring it about, what are the views of the other parties? I haven't read what the Conservatives would do about it if they got into power.

I was going to goggle 'Extreme porn conservatives', but I suspect that would also land me in the clink!

A phone in every car gains hard-won GSMA support

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In other words...

The EU want to put a device in each car that can help save our lives in a collision, and also handily report back to whoever wants to know the location of the car at any given point....

ID cards being issued with a couple of sim cards anyone?

Boss frogmarches bound employee to cop shop

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Hey Reg

Its last months news calling, they're asking for their story back...

Web browsers face crisis of security confidence

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Now if only there was a way of scaning a website for any nasties before you clicked on the link... Oh but wait, that would mess up poor webmasters log files....

iRobot Roomba 560 robot vacuum cleaner

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Bah! Not True!!

I too have one of these machines, and I have to say I think its great. I bought mine from Harrods for £220 in the spring sale, no rubbish power converters here!

Yes, you need to pick up all the rubbish from your floor, but you have to do that before you vacuum normally.

Yes, you need to run it often for it to keep your carpet clean, however whats the problem, either schedule it or just click the clean button on your way out.

I couldn't live without it now, and its a damn sight cheaper than a cleaner!

Maybe you guys should go back to reviewing phones or random USB devices, as I think you've properly missed the mark on this one!

PS3 update fails to fix Grand Theft Auto IV woes

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Paris Hilton


> I took a prostitute with me when I was going to date Michelle and it obviously didn't like the fact that the passenger seat was already taken.

Heh, classy! Does that work in real life? ;)

I bought the GTA4 PS3 pack, no problems with single player, but the game crashes at start up if I enable the internet...

Paris, because she wouldn't mind you bringing along an extra plaything!

Google starts Street View in Europe

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Congestion Charge

> I remember one last year while standing outside of the Ship in Wardour St, but it wasn't a black VW, but a black Smart car with the camera mounted on top.

That wass probably one of the Congestion Charge vehicles that womble around London capturing all the number plates it sees.

'Virtual strip search' arrives at JFK and LAX

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As if the queues aren't long enough...

So it takes an hour to scan one plane full of people?!

Another reason not to go the USA.

Chinese hackers call off CNN attack

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Slowly But Surly..

I'm not sure I'd place the US and China together either, although the interesting thing is that it would seem that while China has its issues with human rights they are slowly getting better, whereas the USA is definitely slowly getting worse. Anyone want to wager when they will flip around? ;)

MPAA copyright punch up knocks out TorrentSpy

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Maybe someone should knock up a website which simply parses the results of a query against MSN Live or Google.

Lets see what they do then...

Apple cuts UK iTunes prices

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Now what are the chances the same happens for Nintendo and their Wii points... (Even better, make them the same as the states and the rest of the world. Why do we pay 35% more for something that is electronically distributed form the very same servers... I mean WHY?!)

Dell moves 40,000 Ubuntu PCs

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Why so few lines?

Personally I think its great Dell are offering any Linux, but why o why is it only on certain machines?! I would have been so happy to have Ubuntu on the laptop I just bought from them.

And to the kids who don't want Ubuntu for what ever reason, whats the problem? Just install over it, at least then you haven't paid the MS machine tax!