* Posts by scot stockwell

21 publicly visible posts • joined 17 May 2007

'Joan Is Awful' Black Mirror episode rebounds on Netflix

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Insert soul here

At least they stopped short of claiming irrevocable rights over the users 'spiritual intangibles'.

Is there anything tape can’t fix? This techie used it to defeat the Sun

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"the mouse cursor on one of the machines became intermittently 'frisky' and jumped uncontrollably around the screen"

A colleague of mine once had this problem. But in his case it was because I had plugged a second mouse into the back of his machine...

Fun times...

Ad blockers struggle under Chrome's new rules

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Re: Easy as solution

you make your choice:

1. an efficient and easy search with bells and whistles which profiles and tracks everything you do. everything.

2. a less efficient engine that is privacy focussed.

DDG may not be perfect but it is better than most. Brave Search is similar.

You don't need phone lines or cable for ANYTHING, says Dish

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nice speeds

but what about the latency??

Unwearable tech: Five ways IT garb's gone HORRIBLY WRONG

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Aumented reality is teh way forward

but (and its a bit but) AdBlock needs to start working on a plugin Now!

Jammy b*stards: Admen flog chocolate bars with 'Wi-Fi-free' zones

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First, do you really think they advertisers set up jammers in a Mall without getting permission from the Mall? If the Mall have allowed it, then it is legal surely?

Second, regarding Faraday cages. Radio interference has a specific definition. Faraday cages do not transmit signals - they do not interfere, they impede.

Girl Geek Dinner lady: The IT Crowd is putting schoolgirls off tech

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missing the point?

Its supposed to put women off the IT industry. Its to stop them from takin our jobs :D

Man's phone burns, toasts trouser region

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Talk about understating the risk

There was an article the other day that said phone emissions may harm your testicles. Nothing was said about chemical burns and shrapnel!!

Mozilla tames Firefox tab monster with Candy

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I oersonally found 'Oh, splendid's sarcasm to be perfect, just subtle enough yet dripping with venom.

Fiorina treated for cancer

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misread title makes it sound more interesting

Florida treated for cancer

Vendor touts notebook as desktop server replacement

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1 hour battery life...

is cheaper than a separate UPS!

Ian McKellen to reprise Gandalf

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Black Helicopters


Wow, so much anger at the possibility of an 'original story' would you all prefer MORE endless remakes???

I admit though, getting an 'original story' out of Hollywood these days will be an event in itself.

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@ Brian

Shouldn't Harry Potter be in nappies by now then??

Android alternative delivers partial Linux package

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How come everyone seems to forget the other Linux based mobile OS that is in development? It doesn't have big backing but for my money looks like it will produce a more open phone if it can beat the other 2 to a full scale release (and survive a buyout).


UK.gov delay means hacking laws are so last century

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@ Steve

If you want to know if "making available" is a crime, ask the RIAA and pals.

Doctors back more tax on booze

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yeah, coz booze is just soooo cheap here!!

In Cyprus they don't tax booze and strangely, not everyone is dropping dead before they hit 30.

This is a cultural issue, increasing the price of the problem will only cause financial hardship for those who find life in the UK so unbearable.

Nintendo patent profers wacky Wii add-ons

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research much??

Half of these items (pistol, golfclub, fishing rod) already exist as 3rd party products. I hardly think that puts Nintendo "always one step ahead of third-party peripheral designers". Its possible that Nintendo might find that they are violating someone else's patent?

US woman launches 'Taserware' parties

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clarity - please!!

"It's going to be her 81st birthday present."

Is that a present for her 81st birthday or is she just getting a lot of gifts this year??

Western Digital drive is DRM-crippled for your safety

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GPL license??

Funny thing is I am pretty sure the OS on this thing is Linux but try as I might, I cannot find a link to the source code on WD site at all.

Ubuntu unplugs compromised servers

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@ "Buy how could this be?"

Ha Ha! v funny.

Try reading it again and you will see that the cause is a HARDWARE issue. You can't upgrade the software if the hardware isn't supported, this applies to M$ as well!

Armed cops in Lara Croft bust action

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How sad... you missed the point mate

It's not the cautious actions of the police when they thought there was a gunman in the house that is being ridiculed here. Its the stupidity of their actions once they realised that the 'gunman' was just a mannequin.

Mind you, it doesn't say anywhere that the guy didn't actually have a gun in his house...