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Scam alert: No, hackers don't have webcam vids of you enjoying p0rno. Don't give them any $$s

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Re: Got one just a couple weeks ago ...

Not a lot of people are falling for it...


Did you test that? No, I thought you tested it. Now customers have it and it doesn't work

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Re: Soldering irons

or hook the soldering iron on the edge of your desk with the ever so handy handle, and then proceed to drop something on the floor, bend down and pick it up... I still to this day remember the sound and smell as it burnt into my forehead.. fortunate not to have been 1 inch lower and in the eye!

Very appropriate icon!

Twitter will no longer snaffle data allowances on Virgin Mobile

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"If Three had really wanted us to not worry about data usage, then they would not have removed their unlimited data offers."

They haven removed their unlimited offer? I still have 4 SIM cards with Unlimited data and they are still available on the website. £32 a month for All you can eat everything (including Feel at Home and 30GB hotspot) is possibly still cheaper than a SIM/Mobile Broadband solution.

Virgin Media admits it 'fell short' in broadband speeds ahead of lashing from BBC's Watchdog

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Re: Virgin Media customer here.

I'm a 300Mb customer and only receiving on average 70Mb over the month (Also a SamKnows reporter). I say bring back the peak time throttling as I reckon it's when they ditched that things started to go down hill.I know throttling is everyones pet hate, but I would rather be throttled to 100Mb at peak times then play the gambling game of anywhere between 0 and 10 in the evenings.

You just sent an on-prem app to the cloud and your data centre has empty racks. What now?

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Keem em ticking over..

because in 5-10 years time everyone will be moving back to them, much like on-shoring the off-shoring fad of the 00's

Server retired after 18 years and ten months – beat that, readers!

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Re: Not surprising

Same broom for 20 years eh...

TalkTalk and Three want to make it easier to switch mobe networks

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Good to hear that - just jumped from a full monty T-Mobile plan to Three to get their all-you-can-eat 4G plan for less..

To be honest I would have stayed with t-mobile had they just given me a signal box for the house (4 phones in the household with them) but I guess it was the wrong time in the quarter (or month) for the retentions lady who wasn't having any of it and gave me a PAC without even putting up a fight.

Maybe they are just trying to dump all their non-EE customers

Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say

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Re: what's the date today?

"If the value is higher, they need to enter their PIN, which slows things down slightly. If a customer had to enter a fingerprint, it would slow them down even more. I simply can't see anybody wanting to do it."

It takes less effort (and is more secure) to hold a phone with your thumb on the reader than it does to enter a PIN in the machine.

Old Way:

Get wallet out

Find card

Insert card into reader

Wait for till to do it's thing

Enter PIN

*Correct PIN if you entered it wrong*

Hit Enter

Wait for approval and remove card once told to do so

New Way

Remove iPhone from pocket.

Choose payment card from Passport app on screen.

Present to reader in the usual way you hold a phone (thumb on front, fingers behind).

Put phone back in pocket.

New way seems a lot less effort to me.

Order an iPhone 6 from midnight PT – if Apple's web store holds up better than its livestream

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Re: 0800 UTC?

It actually came up at about 08:50 BST - there must have been an Apple time shift somewhere, or maybe the webmaster was using a pre-release AppleWatch.

No biggens available for 3-4 weeks unless you wanted it in 16GB Gold which would be wrong in so many ways, smaller ones shipping next week (according to the website when I ordered, but the email confirmation says 7-10 days)

Leak of '5 MEELLLION Gmail passwords' creates security flap

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Re: Multi-user authentication?


Exactly what I was thinking.. The problem with Multi-user authentication is it only takes a bottle of whiskey and a load of string to break it

Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER

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Re: Quick Reader Poll:

Daily wouldn't bother me. If i can simply throw it on a wireless charging pad on the bedside table when I take it off.

PayPal post-checkout cash slurp a FEATURE not a BUG

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but how much was the authorisation for?

As a merchant we do use this feature from time to time to collect more funds that have been authorised at checkout, BUT only after contacting the customer first for approval and also to get that approval via email - this is just good practice we feel to prevent chargebacks.

Paypal merchants (and I don't believe this is restricted to just PayPal, but Sage, Worldpay etc are the same) are able to capture 15% more than the authorisation on Credit Card payments and 10% more on PayPal payments up to a maximum of $75 but we have never been able to go above this and we have needed to try previously - but it gets denied in which case we have to get the customer to get payment details again.

This is documented here: https://developer.paypal.com/docs/classic/paypal-payments-standard/integration-guide/authcapture/

If the additional 200 euros in this article is true then I would say this was a bug as it's above the $75 threshold.

Brit celebs' homes VANISH from Google's Street View

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Re: But, but, but...

Nope.. still none the wiser.

Are you telling me that one of these houses is Tony Blairs?


Virgin Media sales are a bit flat under the Cable Cowboy's reign

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Re: Just me then...

"The only downside to the whole shebang that I still have to pay a £13 monthly standing charge for a phone line that I never use."

Why? You don't need a phone line for either VM Broadband or TV. We used to have VM BB without renting a phone line.

CEO Tim Cook sweeps Apple's inconvenient truths under a solar panel

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Re: repairable devices perhaps

I had my battery changed the other day at the Apple store - didn't need a new device?

Om Nom Nom Nom: AWS to eat Windows Server 2012 VMs

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Anything to do with the 300,000 servers implemented to support XBOX Live??

Inside Facebook's engineering labs: Hardware heaven, HP hell – PICTURES

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"The 3D printer, for instance, is linked to Facebook's network so that engineers can order up print jobs from their desk."

A printing device has been attached to a network.. Whatever next, a device that you hold to move your cursor around the screen?

Developer's rare $50,000 Twitter account @N stolen in web shakedown

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Re: How old?

Makes sense.. Didn't realise you could rename Twit accounts

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How old?

Am I missing something, or is this an old story? He starting tweeting from N_is_Stolen back in July 2011, maybe even further back than that but my browser stopped there and I got bored of scrolling.

Mystery 'doughnut' materializes in front of Mars rover: 'OH MY GOD! It wasn't there before!'

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The two pictures are taken at very slightly different angles aren't they?

Either that or there is a lot of new and disappearing dust/rock/stone from the second picture.. Most notable around 6-7 o'clock of the jelly doughnut around the edge of the paving slab..

Someone stole your phone? Now they'll have your STARBUCKS password – the horror!

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Re: Perfect

"I think the password is for the Starbucks WiFi rather than paying for the warm milky stuff"

From article: "The stored plaintext password is used to log into the user's online Starbucks account"

To me that say it stores the password to the Starbucks account. The account used to collect loyalty rewards and also pay at the till with your pre-paid account. I guess the email address would be there somewhere too.

Clink! Terrorist jailed for refusing to tell police his encryption password

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Yep, happy with that

It would take a desktop PC about 157 billion years to crack your password

Fanbois, prepare to lose your sh*t as BRUSSELS KILLS IPHONE dock

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Appropriate use of icon..

"assuming we're still part of the EU."

Here's hoping we're not..

Santa brings Dixons £31m profits as ghost of Comet is laid to rest

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You can remove point 3 and replace with

3a) Use their free in store WiFi to log into Quidco from your phone

3b) Reserve and collect the item to get 1-3% cashback

3c) Wander round the TV department for 10 mins (or pop into the obligatory carpet shop next door) whilst waiting for the robot to come out from the staff room, collect the item you we looking at and take it to the front of the store for you.

Apple iWatch due in October 2014, to wirelessly charge from one metre away – report

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Re: When I were a lad ...

My Automatic winding watch gains 10-15 minutes a month.. Must be over-winding it

Amazon's non-existent drone delivery army ALREADY P0WNED

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Paris Hilton

Or just a very clever, well timed piece of free publicity by Amazon.

Just how many column inches and hours of TV coverage have Amazon received form this pie in the sky idea?! Head of marketing is no doubt going to have a lot to celebrate with this Christmas.

Paris because we all know she love as many column inches that she can get, and if it was to be accidentally broadcasted around the world to improve her popularity then all the better.

UK parents to splurge £3 BEELLLIIIION on kids' tech gifts at Christmas

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Rich....... Is that you??

DVLA declares J14 HAD on BU14 SHT and SL14 AGS

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Re: No senses of humour allowed

Ohhhh.. I read it as CRAPPLE and assumed Apple had been in discussions with the DVLA!

PS-PHWOARRR: We review Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4

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Re: Ho hum

I'm sure it's a market the Apple are itching to get into - and one day I'm sure they will.. they will revolutionise the gaming market with bling.

Thai man reportedly dies clutching his scorched iPhone 4S

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It's all about the money

Unfortunately this will keep happening whilst Apple are charging £15 for a cable when I can buy 2 off eBay for 99p. 30 cables for the price of one is a no brainer.

The Apple ones do take longer to fall apart, and even when they have they do continue to work, but they don't last 30 times longer.

Apple stalls iWatch, 12.9-inch iPad from Quanta rumored for mid-2014

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You must.... just a little tiny weeny bit..

After all, you read the article and posted.... and no doubt you'll check back to down vote this post, along with your army of iDontCare's

SCADA flaws put world leaders at risk of TERRIBLE TRAFFIC JAM

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Re: The death penalty ..

Surely you mean the death penalty for those who designed and implemented a SCADA system that allowed USB devices to be connected?

First the Yanks, now us: In-flight mobe use WON'T kill us all, say Eurocrats

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I've just got back from Vegas flying on Virgin - you can use their on-board mobile network whilst in flight which is a bonus as a nervous flyer (FlightPro), even more of a bonus was the strong AT&T signal I got over Denver which meant I was able to surf the internet at 3G speed for standard (not overly inflated Airline) roaming costs.

Who! wants! cursed.com? Yahoo! flogs! domains! in! multimillion-dollar! sale!

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Makes you wonder what plans they had with some of them..

airtrafficcontrol.com - wtf does that have to do with a search engine portal

Virgin Media only puts limited limits on its Unlimited service

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Re: Why the hell...

Hard wired or wireless?

My average download over 2.4G wireless was 30Mb in my street (lots of BT shitehubs in range), moved to 5G and this jumped up to the 120Mb I have coming into my house, same results if I plugged in directly to the hub.

Speak to VM and ask to be included in the Sam Knows trials - they send you a box that you plug in and it monitors your line speed all day/night - you get to see the real speed you are receiving at any time.

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Re: What a bunch...

I was thinking the same.. plus if it's included in your XXL TV/Phone/Broadband package it works out cheaper still.

I know that I get 116Mb+ DS and 11Mb+ US every hour of every day (I'm part of the SamKnows Performance Monitoring panel), and even if I did hit the traffic shaping policies in place then the worst I will go down to is 100Mb (and that's ACTUAL 100Mb) which is still greater than the 'up to' 76Mb on offer from Zen... So, where's the logic in swapping?

Let police track you through your mobe - it's for your OWN GOOD

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Re: @Credas

My BMW does it now - I have an SOS button that sends all the data through to the control centre if I push it, whilst initiating the call - I'm led to believe it was also automatically make that call if I am in an accident, so it's all possible and makes sense to me.

Apple blings up new iMac with latest Intel chips, next-gen Wi-Fi

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Re: or this version?

What's wrong with burning BD's over USB? Your bottleneck is the write speed on the drive, not USB.

Police 'stumped' by car thefts using electronic skeleton key

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Re: Only a matter of time.

I have a remote to open my front door


NASA chief: Earth is DOOMED if we spot a big asteroid at short notice

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"NASA believes it has discovered 93 per cent of the largest asteroids in near-Earth orbit, those one kilometre or larger. But what about the other seven per cent remaining"

If NASA believes that's it's discovered 93% of the largest asteroids, and therefore must know that there are 7% more out there, doesn't this mean they have discovered 100% of the largest asteroids?!

Google maps app is BACK on iPhones, fanbois spared death

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Re: Works fine on my ipad

Yep, street view is available, but not as straight forward to get to as the original built-in maps

New York invites designers to invent Future of Phone Booths

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Grammar checker?

"Those boxes are covered by a contract signed by the city in 1999, but that expires in 2014 which is prompted this competition."

WANTED: Actual HELPFUL info on price-comparison websites

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Is there a price comparison site of price comparison sites?

I liked it in the early days of one site (confused.com) - you enter your details once and it does all the leg work, now I have to enter the same details in 5-10 sites to get different prices from the same insurance companies.

Apple's skinny new iMac line: Farewell, optical drives

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"An SDXC card slot remains, but it's now on the back of the all-in-one, and not on the more easily accessible side"

It's not that difficult to reach around the back fiddle about and find the hole..

Got a BMW? Thicko thieves can EASILY NICK IT with $30 box

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Re: put a lock on the OBD port

@TRT That's exactly where it is on my 5 series, doesn't stop them. Smash window, open door and voila.

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Re: "limited to "older" BMW models"

Anything after about 2006 when they introduced the remote key (the one without the good old fashioned metal part)

More 'iPad Mini' tat pics leak ahead of Apple's big unzip

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Re: "The world's fanbois wait with bated breath."

Hats off to that....

Fox to release movie downloads weeks before discs

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Re: iTunes...

Still DRM on Movies/TV Shows I believe - only music has lost it

Apple now most valuable company OF ALL TIME

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