* Posts by Slef

85 posts • joined 12 Feb 2012

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Big right-to-repair win: FTC blasts tech giants for making it so difficult to mend devices

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Re: Being able

A small length of insulating tape on the battery cover would save you from that problem on the remote control. Tis called preventative maintenance lol

'A massive middle finger': Open-source audio fans up in arms after Audacity opts to add telemetry capture

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Re: Democracy?

How does Comminusm relate to communism?

Qualcomm under fire for 'anticompetitive' patent shenanigans causing pricey UK smartphones

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Or Hyundai's white elephant fab in Fife !

Dutch officials say Donald Trump really did protect his Twitter account with MAGA2020! password

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I think you are giving him more credit than he is due! He does not have that level of intellect!

IT workers join elite sports stars, fat cat biz execs, celebs and posties for special treatment under England's COVID-19 travel isolation rules

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Re: No Isolation for Special People or Elites ???

Given the protocols that players and support staff are taking, yet still getting Covid; is it really a good idea to give (predominately rich) peeps exemptions when they are not required to take the same precautions?

Worn-out NAND flash blamed for Tesla vehicle gremlins, such as rearview cam failures and silenced audio alerts

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Re: Tesla has always operated in a reality distortion field

You could always check out the KIa e niro!

Software engineer leaked UK missile system secrets and refused to hand cops his passwords, Old Bailey told

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Re: RIPA

On a pedantic note....a murder conviction will never be "spent" or do you mean granted parole?

Brit accused of spying on 772 people via webcam CCTV software tells court he'd end his life if extradited to US

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Re: Team America: World Police

Up to 5 yrs imprisonment for causing death by careless driving

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Re: Team America: World Police

I would suggest that driving on the wrong side of the road is somewhat "reckless"!

Brexit travel permits designed to avoid 7,000-lorry jams come January depend on software that won't be finished till April

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Re: "It can only get better because we will have removed the old, retired (ie deadweight)

@JohnSmith19 wrote "I imagine C19 has picked off quite a few more." For a minute I thought the professionals were involved, but then I remembered they were CI5....never mind it is an age thing!

He was a skater boy. We said, 'see you later, boy' – and the VAX machine mysteriously began to work as intended

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Re: Static

"Cheaper to sack her surely?"

Does sex reduce static?

As Amazon pulls union-buster job ads, workers describe a 'Mad Max' atmosphere – unsafe, bullying, abusive

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Re: Modern day legal slavery

Join a union whether you are or are not allowed!

Amazon spies on staff, fires them by text for not hitting secretive targets, workers 'feel forced to work through pain, injuries' – report

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Re: Dystopian Nightmares Inc.

"A question which deserves serious analysis is; why would anyone work for Amazon or others engaged in similar practices?" I am guessing you have never had the pleasure of claiming Universal Credit in non Covid times!

Dido 'Queen of Carnage' Harding to lead UK's Institute for Health Protection because Test and Trace went so well

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"after all he has the complete confidence of the currently holidaying in Scotland PM" Is Dominic North of the Border?

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Re: well..

You forgot to add in lose your house (biggest cause of homelessness in the states is peeps houses being repossessed to pay for medical bills!)

GCHQ's cyber arm report on Huawei said to be burning hole through UK.gov desks

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Re: If only

Cant have a security committee as it might publish embarrassing/damaging things about our own useful idiot!

Not just adhesive, but alcohol-resistant adhesive: Well done, Apple. Airpods Pro repairability is a zero

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Re: I spot a business opportunity...

Come again! (there are two of em)

Trend Micro antivirus fails to stop measles carrier rubbing against firm's Ottawa offices

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Re: MMR OK

Our two bambinos had individual MMR jabs! Can clearly remember discussing with our GP who explained that there was a critical percentage which needed to be reached to ensure effectiveness of the vaccinations. Mind you in those days we had GP's who we knew and built up working relationships with!

I just love your accent – please, have a new password

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Re: Stealing data

That sounds like the Cabinet!

I could throttle you right about now: US Navy to ditch touchscreens after kit blamed for collision

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Re: That's nothing...

Normally a hole in the bumper!

Enjoying that 25Mbps internet speed, America? Oh, it's just 6Mbps? And you're unhappy? Can't imagine why

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Re: Why am I not surprised?..blame the FCC, PUC and City..

Does your phone have an orifice or is it virtual?

Cheapskate Brits appear to love their Poundland MVNOs as UK's big four snubbed in survey again

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Re: Four Yorkshiremen

And you have not mentioned your neighbours!

Scare-bnb: Family finds creeper cams hidden in their weekend rental by scanning Wi-Fi

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What has US law got to do with the Republic of Ireland? Certainly no relevancy!

Cops use bread and riot shields in desperate bid to contain crazed swan running amok in streets

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Walk down the road in Greenock calling all the locals snowflakes....If you have got the balls

Brit Parliament online orifice overwhelmed by Brexit bashers

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Re: The only conspiracy

How boring...what was wrong with a cadavar or two?

Oh cool, the Bluetooth 5.1 specification is out. Nice. *control-F* master-slave... 2,000 results

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Is not a backslash when the wind blows yer piss back onto yer trousers in the wind? (when you are pissed and forgot which way the wind was blowing)

A year after Logitech screwed over Harmony users, it, um, screws over Harmony users: Device API killed off

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Re: They should stick to mice and keyboards

"I Still use a dual optical mouse that's over sixteen years old as well." and a quarter of the age of some peeps on here!! LOL

Why millions of Brits' mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate

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Re: But what was working?

Yep Voice was working, pity you did not try using your phone to make a ..........telephone call!! ;-)

Openreach names 81 lucky locations to be plugged into its super-zippy Gfast pipe

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Re: FTTP

is that Fibre To The Castle?

Convenient switch hides an inconvenient truth

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Or peeps who had not heard of Jumpers! (the woolly kind)

BT boosted by punters and sport – as it preps to squeeze subs harder

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Re: BTWholesale charges line rental 'twice' on day of migration.

And BT staff are better? Having terminated service with both companies in the not too distant past I would say that VM were a pleasure to deal with compared to the lying cheating company that we used to own! I would never have a telephone conversation with BT without recording it!

How much do you think Cisco's paying erstwhile Brit PM David Cameron?

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surely you meant the spit! ........at the head end ;-)

Universal Credit has never delivered bang for buck, but now there's no turning back – watchdog

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As somebody who does a bit of volunteering that involves contact with UC I can honestly say that despite hearing the hold music for up to 50 mins the system is pure SHIT! some of the staff are really helpful when you get through to a human. Then there is the assumption that everybody has t'intnet and is literate!

I repeat that the system is feckin shit!

It's true – it really is grim up north, thanks to Virgin Media. ISP fined for Carlisle cable chaos

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Re: @damien c

Thank you for your "public School Mr Chips" beginning to your post. I don't know what was in your post as I had switched of by then, as I (mistakenly) thought I was in some alternative reality in which Grammar had become the be all and end all. Feel free to use the red pen on grammar as I do not give a shit if you ned to assert your literacy superiority!!

Capita cost-cutting on NHS England contract 'put patients at risk' – spending watchdog

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But the starting point is "private is good Public is bad" rather than What is actually needed and accept that sometimes companies put in unsustainably low bids just to get the contract and then try to cut staff costs (exept for the top managers) to a point where it is undeliverable and then who picks up the bill? think stagecoach and virgin in the railway setting or carillion!

Honor bound: Can Huawei's self-cannibalisation save the phone biz?

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Re: Why do people fall for the old "Nokia" brand?

No Bag but my eyesight is most probably worse than yours! And I do not wear skinny jeans :-)

Texas residents start naming adopted drains

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If you read the fecking article ..............................Try the penultimate (near the end) paragraph!

Amazon, LG Electronics turned my vape into an exploding bomb, says burned bloke in lawsuit

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Re: 200W ???!!!

Quite a lot of the heavy end of teh battery pack market at the more extreme end use 3 or more 18650 batteries which can deliver over 200 watts. Me I am quite happy with my vape that uses one battery and allows me to vape mouth to lung which is similar to fags, whilst the sub ohm beasts tend to be direct to lung jobbies. It is now 4 yrs 10 months and 21 days since I had a fag and the better half and the sprogs will most probably say it is the best thing I have ever done to give up the fags...Oh and unlike the opinionated anonymous twat above I do not have to hide behind facelessness.

Andy

Civil war erupts at top of FCC over Sinclair's creepy grasp on US telly

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Re: Red tape is socialist

JEEZ, Is this a post from a reconstituted Senator McCarthy? Red tape is communist but it is OK for a bunch of immoral bankers to screw over ordinary people is OK or chemical companies to poison people or car manufacturers to kill people with badly designed cars.

Perhaps the anonymous coward should grow a set of balls and buy a dictionary and find out what socialism actually is rather than copy and paste from Pai's arse cheeks.

Huawei joins Android elite with pricey, nocturnal 40MP flagship

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And we still do not know how well it makes telephone calls! more like a fecking advertorial than a review

UK's data watchdog seizes suspected Scottish nuisance caller's kit

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What the fuck has our Train Station got to do with your hatred of the previous US President? For your information Scotland is not part of the US and although the Orange One has a golf course in Scotland he is not the most popular figure there so why don't you fuck off with your sad bitter post and return to breitbart!

Administrator PwC chops Maplin staff

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Re: PwC

In my (very limited) understanding the use of loans between the various "separate" companies means that the parasites have first call on whatever assets there are left in the "group" but of course that might be pure shyte and the parasites are really just interested in maintaining the pensions and welfare of the staff! I think I just saw a pig flying by.

If this laptop is so portable, where's the keyboard, huh? HUH?

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Just out of interest how do you think that the carnot cycle relates to the internal combustion engine?

No sh*t, Sherlock! Bloke suspected of swallowing drug stash keeps colon schtum for 22 DAYS

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looks like all the usual faeces have been posting here !

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I was with you until you mentioned toasted bread, brown sauce and lager! You also forgot the real butter; otherwise irresistible with a pint of black sheep or Tim Taylors Landlord

Accused Brit hacker Lauri Love will NOT be extradited to America

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Re: Conspiracy theorist

If I remember rightly the UK has enabled the USofA to "render" i.e kidnap on foreign soil plenty of peeps in the past so not that outrageous a possibility in reality!

Engineer named Jason told to re-write the calendar

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Re: Not IT related, but on topic ...

Approx 42 years ago the smug assistant manager of the small clothing factory that I worked at thought he would be clever; he sent me to the ironmongers where his (only) mate worked to ask for a long weight! I was a bit sharper than him and worked out what was going to happen......So I went home. When I got into work the next morning the Manager asked where was I the previous afternoon? I smiled and replied that the long wait that the assistant manager sent me to get lasted until home time. He never tried taking the piss again!

Parents claim Disney gobbled up kids' info through mobile games

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Oh peeps of no taste!

Not effin one of you mentioned Bugs Bunny!

Post Office puts stamp on ISP minnow Fuel

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Re: What now?

It has!

It has given further contracts in the justice field to G4S who were caught defrauding the Government (and ultimatly the British People) further contracts!

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