* Posts by Omer Ozen

44 posts • joined 14 Dec 2007

Steve Jobs says 'No' to iPhone-to-iPad tether

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inquiring minds...

And what is the point of having an iPad if you already carrying a laptop around?

Apple ambushed in Barcelona

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What is the point of having a cake if you cannot eat it?

Turkish filters block Reg commentards

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Turkey censors Reg commentards

Rik and all wanna be racists:

Are you able to browse goatse from your workplace?

No? So by your sordid logic USA / UK (insert your country of choice) must be cencoring the web.

It is just the automated moderating scripts that is doing the blocking (possibly not even the state controlled Telecom company as it is clear that the user accessing the web via wifi).

Unless you have proof that the blokage was sanctioned by the Turkish Goverment GFY!

I never condone the actions of the state to cencor the web but you have to give the credit where it is due!

Moderatrix: How did this biased and inflammatory article even made it to this quality site?

Human brain 'works like US presidential elections'

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In other words

it is called Treshold Logic.

Two convicted for refusal to decrypt data

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Re:Remember this is plod not CSI

@Martin 6

Thank you Martin, you really made me laugh out loud.

Judge throws the book at phishing fraudster

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"How the hell did you work this out?"

Well, he was brought to books in 2007.

Satellites crash over Siberia: Iridium bird destroyed

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re: But...

@Mark Wills

"It's in space, and is weightless " does not mean mass = 0. And you will find mass matters not the weight.

Take a hammer to your hard drive, shrieks Which?

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And the safest way of ...

curing brain tumour is to chop one's head off.

Ofcom rules on Clarkson strumpet gag

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At last!

Common sense prevails.

Boris cans congestion extension

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Re:Tory mayor squanders more income to create fiscal nightmare


He is putting it right what red Ken fubar'ed.

On the subject of bendy busses, I hate them with a vengeance. They took up 2 lanes around corners, danger to 2 wheeled road users.

If Ken listened the people in the first place, us as Londoners would not have incurred the costs you are talking about.

Before you respond with your political crap, I did vote for Ken thinking he is nuKen and his alternatives were Uncle Albert, LibDems whose anser is "tax increase for the high earners" to every question, or some tree huggerparty.

Are today's developers more creative?

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Programming is a form of art

Creativity isn't something you learn, it is just there in the makings. You recognise what you have and build upon it. Creative people make the most of what they've got and go beyond. If it wasn't the imagination and the creativity of the pioneers in a given fields, human race would not have advanced much.

My point is, no, today's programmers are not more / less creative. It is very difficult to make that comparison.

Apple fans besieged by iPhone Trojan and iTunes attack

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Jobs Halo


"The malware has no effect when opened on either a Mac or Jesus Phone, as explained in a write-up of the attack of a Sophos security blog "

So, actually, this is an attack on WINtards then?

Group Test: Wireless music streamers

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Re:NAS Support


Sure thing. Squeezebox (any version) can be controlled by a squeezecenter implementation which can be installed to QNAP NAS. After the initial installation, you can even search your music on NAS via the remote controller, listen to internet radio etc.

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Oh bother!

I will take the original Squeezebox over duet any day, thank you!

It is brilliant, has a great display, perfectly adequate IR RC.

Apple faces lawsuit over wobbly 3G claims

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Re:Lawyers win again...

@Andy Watt

"...like they're going to have the technological knowledge to prove their case.


Andy, simply get hold of another make or two which happens to works fine at the same location and that should be the proof, no?

Plods say it's OK for them give out your DNA

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Various comments on the data being non identifiable...

Oh please people...

They never said the DNA in the db is not linked to a real person with a name etc. Whet they mean is, the data given to 3rd parties have this info stripped.

I know intelligence of the plod is average at best but even they are not that stupid to delete the names from the DNA db.

Apple swipes £121 for 'free' MobileMe trial

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provide CC details for "free" trials has been my principle for many years. If they believe their service is the bee's knees, then they should not need this kind of hidden subscription should I forget to cancel it con.

AOL spammer jailed for 30 months

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Wish he hadn't ...

sold so many pen1s enlargement pumps & v1agra now!

Gordo's DNA database claims branded 'ridiculous'

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Re: Worse than this ,has ...

@AC: "I just hope that Brown and all the Government get taken to hospital for some minor ops and have all their organs taken whilst still alive ."

I'm afraid this has happened already. Most of them seem to have their brains missing.

Mars suitable for growing asparagus

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I can see Germans forming an orderly queue (not!) for the first shuttle trip to Mars.

Rare Mac Trojan exploits Apple vuln

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A new Trojan found for OS X ver. 10.x

No, really. I know a new trojan called MS XP spotted in the wild and if you chose to install it to your mac, it turns OS X to XP.

Currently this version of the trojan comes on a CD.

Dutch boffins clone Oyster card

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Paris Hilton

Right ...

So London Underground is thinking the crims will be too stupid to alter their card at the end of the day to get yet another 24h free ride or am I missing something that they do not tell us about - like the serial no on the card itself cannot be altered etc?

I wish Paris would give me a free ride for 24h.

3G iPhone not ready for the enterprise?

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Paris Hilton

His maths are incomplete

"I've been on the £35 PM tariff since I shelled out £269 on launch day, my mate bought his at the same time but decided on the £45 PM tariff. By the time this 3G model launches next month he'll have paid £80 more than me over the space of 9 months in terms of PM charges yet I'll have to pay £99 if I want to upgrade whilst he'll get it free."

He forgets to consider that poor sod on the £45 plan will be stuck with that plan for further 18 months and the price difference is well above 99 quid upgrade fee he is whinging about.

Paris, just because.

Freesat to show Euro 2008 in HD

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Now I gotta buy myself a Freesat box. I was holding on for better models to come out first :(.

ISS toilet fails to suck

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...ASU lacked suction.

Surely, the fix is simple. Just run a hose from the bog to the outerspace et voila!

Mine is the orangeglo one with Dynarod written on the back

Mobiles help UK malls track shoppers' every move

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re: webiots - @Charlie Clark

Sorry to rain on your parade mate but... your newly coined word has been doing the rounds for oh, at least for 3 years.


Vendor pitches handheld phone-data extractor

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Re: I don't know about anybody else...

What if she was the mother of your child(ren)? Big words my friend. If she has some sort of trust issues, shouldn't you be reassuring her by letting her a o2o with your mob instead at her will?

Barclays Capital slashes contractor rates by 10%

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re: notice period, one can always have a few days of unpaid sick leave. enought to cause delays etc.

wrt your list:

1) One also has to factor in the time between contracts to total annual taking.

2) IR35. If you don't know what it is, look it up, but in summary, 95% of your overall takings are treated like salary and you are expected to pay NI etc from that sum as well as income tax.

3) I don't know the contractors you have met but, I do pay for my own books and do try to keep two steps ahead of permies to justify my exorbitant fees ;) and I do my studies in my own time - outside of work. Last time I was a permie, I remember not having to go to work when I was on a course.

4) Then Pat's comments weren't directed to you, so why did you take offense? Red Bren was out of order and Pat responded thusly.

I've been either side of the fence and honestly, I'd rather be a contractor - my choice. I don't like getting involved in office politics, I have no ambitions to rise through the ranks and I just like to get on with my projects.

Best of all though, when I leave the office at the end of the day, I don't need to think about work till the next day.

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If you are any good ...

Up your rate by 10% just to spite them.

Mine is the one with the new contract in the pocket. Ta.

Retailers risk libel nightmare over 'no-work' database

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Re:We don't supply references

@Ross Ryles you might have a point here.

As far as I am aware, it is illegal to give bad reference and providing input to a db whose sole purpose is to provide respective employers with potentially damaging info about the person in question might just count towards it.

's ok I didn't wear a coat today. Damn too hot!

HD media future may be Blu, but it's not rosy

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Because it is bloody expensive

Admittedly, I have purchased a few titles but, now I refuse to do so untill the price of the B-R disks go below 15 quid!

Australia giving snoop powers to employers

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@Steve Sutton


They are not monitoring your personal emails, they are monitoring the use of the tool they have given to you (ie. email account & internet access).

Good luck with your legal advice but the way the things currently are in UK (assuming you are based in UK), you will be, at best, out of pocket.

BT's 'illegal' 2007 Phorm trial profiled tens of thousands

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@Matthew Hepburn


If your session with the online bank is unencrypted, you have bigger worries than Phorm capturing your data.

CIA demands UK halts interrogation tactics

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<Checks the calendar> Yeah right!

Road charging, the sequel - Kelly unveils 'wired m-way' plans

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Overtake ban for lorries

This is a standard practice in Germany for motorways with less than 3 lanes and/or with somesort of road works (especially during business hours) with on the spot varying cash fines (non of I'll pay later honest gov nonsense) and should you argue with the plod, the fine just gets increased - or so I've been told. Pay first, argue later - just like HMRC really.

Confidential Home Office data turns up in laptop on eBay

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This sounds like an elaborate prank to me.

US satellite-shoot effort seeds conspiracy theory storm

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Re:What is the drinking straw effect?

It is simply put "refraction" ie, if you would put a straw in to a glass of water, the straw would look broken when looked from side of the glass etc.

Light bends in and out of different density materials.

'Suspicious comment' provokes LAX terminal evacuation

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I know

He probably ticked the box where it reads "Are you or have you ever been a member of a terrorist organisation?"

Samsung PS42Q97HDX 42in plasma HD TV

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Some more beef please

This article is way too light for the intended audiance of El Reg.

Man stumps record £375k for number plate

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Paris Hilton


does it make him drive any better?

Sysadmin jailed for 30 months over failed logic bomb

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What a muppet.

He should have QA'd his program before going live.

Blackberry Pearl 8120 smartphone

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Re:Say no to video....

Count me in!

HMRC manual on data protection was protected data

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Repeat after me

Security through obscurity does not work!

Brit workers: The Xmas skive starts today

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Change Freeze anyone?

Most major banks have their change freeze starting this weekend. This translates to little work in my book :) I'll be surfing all the way. ho ho ho


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