* Posts by Trevor Marron

152 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Jan 2010


Five unbelievable headlines that claim Tim Berners-Lee 'INVENTED the INTERNET'

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I think you probably mean Microsoft Windows as the WIMP type OS was around before then, the Commode Amiga and Atari ST spring to mind, but I am sure there will be others who also pre-date the Microsoft OS.

Fee fie Firefox: Mozilla's lawyers probe Dell over browser install charge

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Re: Are they blonde?

Unauthorised distribution is against the software licence. Putting it on a hard drive the supplying the hard drive is distribution.

Are you saying that I could supply PCs with the latest movie blockbusters on and claim that I only charged for putting them on the HD and am not distributing them? No, I don't think so.

Silk Road reboot claims: Hacker STOLE all our Bitcoin funds

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Re: As this is a virtual currency, has a theft actually occurred?

Wow, ask a reasonable question in the hope that someone on here can answer it, and get four thumbs down! Way to go folks!

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As this is a virtual currency, has a theft actually occurred?

As per title, as the stuff does on actually exist, can it be stolen?

Devs: We'll bury Candy Crush King under HEAPS of candy apps

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Re: More than just a name?

No, that would be a 'Registered Design'

Google Glass driver told she CAN wear techno-specs while on the road

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@ Goopy

I am not sure that Google should even be letting an eight year old trial them.

Staffs Police face data protection probe over 'drink drivers named' Twitter campaign

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Neither am I, but probably not in the Magistrates Court. The magistrates and circuit judges are above such things! They only go by the evidence presented.

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@ Dodgy Geezer.....

Jury trial? Really? I am pretty sure you would find it is a summary offence only, so Magistrates Court is the only option for a standard offence. If there aggravating factors or previous offences you could get sent to Crown Court for sentencing, but not trial.

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Re: If it's good enough for the Yanks

Except there won't be a jury, it is magistrates court only for the offence of driving whilst unfit.

Two guilty over 'menacing' tweets to feminist campaigner

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Re: We are the knights who recently said "ne", but now say...

No one has ever flown two jumbo jets into the World Trade Centre.

You were ranting so much you got the facts wrong!

HTC: Shipping Android updates is harder than you think – here's why

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Re: HTC - Hardware Technology Challenging

The issue is probably with the car kit.

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Re: Harsh

I am running 4.4.2 on my S3. Thanks to those over at XDA Developers.

US Department of Justice details Kim Dotcom evidence

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Re: I'm curious...

I think the repeated reference to Megaupload' as the 'Megaupload conspiracy' was what the poster was talking about, not the actual conspiracy charge.

For example if you were accused of murder you would feel aggrieved and worry about a fair trail if the press releases repeatedly referred to you as 'the murder John Smith'

UK.gov's web filtering mission creep: Now it plans to block 'extremist' websites

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Re: try searching for 'fucking'

Found it! It is in Austria.

VIOLENT video games make KIDS SMARTER – more violent the BETTER

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Just don't try booking into one of my hotels.....

Just HALF of 10m iPhone, Android BlackBerry BBM app downloads activated

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Re: 2010 just messaged

I noticed the revues on Play, 70% of them say the same thing!

Chaos Computer Club: iPhone 5S finger-sniffer COMPROMISED

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Re: Perspective please

But which finger. OK, take both the hands with you... Oh heck, he used a toe print!

One of last few iPhone 5Ss STOLEN from within MASSIVE POLICE CORDON at Apple Store

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Re: One wonders if he'd activated "Find my iPhone"

It was brand new, what is the betting the buyer had not set it up yet?

Facebook scammers raking in $200 MEEELLION in illicit profits

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And for a long time there was the 'Like this to win a brand new iPad" or "Apple have hundreds (thousands) of iPhone 4s handsets to give away as the iPhone 5 is out now, click 'like' for a chance to win one!"

And the mugs click, click, click.

Hanslope Park: Home of Britain’s ‘real-life Q division’

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Tunnel to the M1?

I was always led to believe that there were a network of tunnels and underground storage at a nearby facility, and that one of the tunnels had been extended to Hanslope Park.

I have spent quite some time at the nearby facility, but never been in the rumoured tunnels or to Hanslope Park.

Cuba bound? Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong

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Re: Sadly

When you fill the form in at immigration and get to the bit about "Do you support the overthrow of the US government by subversion or direct aggression" circle 'Direct aggression' and that ought to do it.

Using encryption? That means the US spooks have you on file

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Can you still use web mail and save it in the drafts box?

I seem to remember a technique where you shared a web mail service log-on and simply left messages in the 'drafts' folder so no message was ever actually sent. Anyone wishing to view the messages just logged on and read them.

Seven all-in-ones that aren't the Apple iMac - and one that is

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Re: TOuch screens are useless

I am with you. Why the hell would you want a touch screen on your desktop PC? And why if they are touch screen do they all come with a mouse?

CCTV hack takes casino for $33 MILLION in poker losses

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Re: Puzzled

As card counting is done in your head (or it should be) how can it be illegal, or is it a thought crime now? Card counting is not exactly rocket science and every serious blackjack player is doing it.

'Wireless charging' in Galaxy S4 will betray Samsung's best pal

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There are several third-party solutions, the most common one being used with a Touchstone charger. A search on eBay will bring results, although if you fit the wireless charging back it blocks the signal from the NFC reader.


Sexual harassment case costs Oracle $AUD18,000

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You have no idea, have you?

A verbal approach can be every bit as harassing as a physical one. In any case this is not about the victim, nor is it much about her harasser, it is about a failed HR action and they really, really should have known better.

'Bah, this Apple Shop is full of APPLES'

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Someone is anyway...

Yes, how dare he call a shop that sells things made from apples as 'The Apple Shop' and to do it before Apple Inc opened the first 'Apple Store.' The cheek of the man!

What a complete dick.

Look out, fanbois: One in two nicked mobes is an iPhone - cops

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Re: Take responsibility for your own security

And the minute another is put in and the phone switched on, or the phone connected to WiFi the tracking starts again.

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Re: Old news, but still worth re-iterating

Quote - At the end of the day if you have any smartphone you are at risk of being mugged. - Endquote

So am I safe if I am home and snug in bed by the end of the day, or should I be careful at the start of the day and in the middle of the day too?

O2 refuses to deny plans to offload home broadband product

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Re: Just left BE as they no public FTTC plans

Me too, and funny enough when I called for my MAC they tried to persuade me a FTTC offering my only be a few months away. And guess what? Sky already have a FTTC offering.......

British armed forces get first new pistol since World War II

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Re: Meh!

"First the Browning Hi Power is a good arm. Its a slight improvement over Browning's 1911.

Out side of that... 1911 is still a great gun.

Personally I'd rather have a SIg P226 over the Glock. But that's just a personal opinion.

I think the Glock is a good basic weapon, but I'm not a big fan of plastic guns. Again its a personal preference."

Do you not know the difference between a pistol and a gun.........

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Re: shooting Glock 17 from a UK newbie.

"Agreed, when I was range qualified, we had the cheap and nasty SMG & when the weapon was being cocked, if not done correctly, it could chamber a round & fire, even though the safety catch was on - shudder!"

When I was a SAA instructor I had a cadet student on the range cock his SMG with a cupped hand in the rain. He only got the working parts back past the magazine before the cocking lever slipped out of his hand. The resulting bang and sight of a smoking hole in the ground by the toe of my boot remained with me for a long time. It was early in my career as a SAA and something I made sure would not happen again.

That said, I liked the SMG, it was basic but it worked almost always.

Official science: High heels make you sexy

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Makes me wonder---

How come all the women who live in countries where shoes are not worn get laid then?

"Biomechanical analyses revealed that wearing high heels led to increased femininity of gait including reduced stride length and increased rotation and tilt of the hips."

The missed the word 'perceived' out of that sentence.

Steve Jobs' Apple yacht freed after family settles the bill

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The yacht has been released, but the matter is not settled.

The boat was released by the bailiffs, but only because a sizeable bond was lodged to make payment with, if when they settle the dispute the Jobs family lose.

The issue is far from settled.

Feeling poor? WHO took all your money? NOT capitalist bastards?

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Re: 25% of all MPs?

"What is really interesting is that Labour MPs are more innumerate than Tory ones. 77% compared to 47%. Possibly something to do with the fact that a majority of Labour MPs come from jobs that don't require much effort in terms of numeracy? A PPE does not help much except in politics."

What? They are all career politicians these days, none of them have ever had a proper job that required anything more than fence sitting and being snake-tongued.

North Korea's satellite a dud, say US astroboffins

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Can the 'mercans not just shoot it down with their fricken great laser thingy?

Won't follow Apple Store rules? How 'bout an iTASER TREAT!

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Re: @James O'Shea "Yes, there really was a shoot-out in a Wallyworld parking lot..."

As an ex-firearms instructor I can assure you you are wrong. Putting your founds into a magazine is filling the magazine. Putting the magazine onto the weapon is loading the weapon. And that weapon could be something as small as a pistol, which I certainly have loaded and made ready whilst driving a car.

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Re: Make your bloody minds up!

Did you not read the bit about the already over-priced iPhone 5 being over 20% more expensive in China? The Chinese are clearly not as daft as the Western nations who buy the stuff as they clearly know a rip-off when they see it.

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So you can rent a cop by the hour who will then Taser some one you want out of the shop? America is one seriously fucked up country.

Apple-HTC patent deal doesn't include designs, 'cloned' iDevices

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Re: If you throw a ball at a wall

On a pool table the ball compresses the cushion before bouncing back......

Ready for ANOTHER patent war? Apple 'invents' wireless charging

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Re: Whiter than White

One mm is distance of UP TO one metre. Like your broadband speed at home, you know, up to 24Mb but you only actually get 4Mb.....

Judge to Apple: You WILL tell Samsung what you got from HTC

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Re: its still Apple getting the technology to market.

No, it is now Google. The Google Nexus 10 has a higher resolution screen, Retina is just a trade mark.

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don't get the headline here, apple doesn't really need to care, it's HTC he didn't like the idea of sharing this stuff with samsung, not apple"

Apple have said they want Samsung's alleged infringing products banned from the USA as Apple will not licence the technology at any price. By being forced to show what technology they have licensed or exchanged with HTC and at what price is therefore potentially relevant.

The fact that neither Apple or HTC want anyone to know suggests that it may well be relevant.

The judge has seen what technologies are involved and has instructed Apple to give the figures. So they MUST be relevant.

NASA admits hiding 'really good' news from Martian soil

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Is it?

Is it Starbuck's registered office for paying their taxes?

Police mirth after plastic plod puts out call for 'PC World'

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Re: Oh FFS people make mistakes with acronyms/initials.

"older people who use LOL as Lots of Love, for instance"

On FidoNet, which preceded the internet, LOL was "Lots Of Love." lol was "Laughed Out Loud."

Also you could capitalise one or two words to provide emphasis without some knob taking offence and complaining that you were 'shouting'

Boss wrong to demote man over anti-gay-marriage Facebook post

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Re: Majority views

"PS. the El Reg spellchecker is using US dictionary spellings."

Are you sure it is not your browser that has the spell checker?

Microsoft patents spy-TV to check you've paid for content

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Watching, watching, watching......

So your girlfriend and/or wife id going to trust this device, sitting there monitoring you. Even if it is not capable of actual video capture do you think they will believe that? So no more sex on the sofa, rug, floor, table, hanging from the chandelier.

This can not be planned as a home device, they really can not be serious.

Ohio voting machines have 'backdoor', lawsuit claims

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Re: hush you

"They (postal votes) should be banned unless you can provide a medical certificate to say that you are physically unable to get to a polling station"

So all the British forces serving overseas should not get a postal vote? Or people working off-shore on board merchant ships or oil and gas platforms? Or lorry drivers who will be working away on polling day? Or.......

The list is huge, unlike the intelligence that went into your post.