* Posts by Stuart 16

34 posts • joined 26 Feb 2013

Parliament takes axe to 2nd EU referendum petition

Stuart 16

I could not dig; I dared not rob:

Therefore I lied to please the mob.

Now all my lies are proved untrue

And I must face the men I slew.

What tale shall serve me here among

Mine angry and defrauded young?

- Rudyard Kipling

Microsoft cancels Remain speech after death of Labour MP

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30% of my employer's revenue comes directly from the EU, so I'm typing my CV

Cheers old people

Peer tables motion to kill vaping rules

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Re: madness

You'll need a citation or we're simply going to think you're full of it

Creationist: The Flintstones was an accurate portrayal of Dino-human coexistence

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Bill Nye should hang his head in shame for giving this crackpot any measure of credibility. Never trust anyone with only one book..

O2 craps itself on national Blighty holiday as cabinet minister moans: 'Oi, sort it out!'

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Re: Don't jump yet...

If you think that's bad, Vodafone placed a microwave relay next to a Christmas tree farm and were shocked when the whole local service failed in November due to the fact that the trees grew.


Amazon cloud to BEND TIME, exist in own time zone for 24 hours

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Google have been doing this for years. You keep using that word 'News' I don't think it means what you think it means!

Volkswagen Passat GT 2.0-litre TDI SCR 190 PS 6spd DSG

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Re: NOONE will want this

It will be a mini-cab in a few years. VW should provide a factory-fitted mounting for the 'For Hire' sign.

Hello? Police? Yes, I'm a car and my idiot driver's crashed me

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Does the EU include Wales?

I have ZERO call coverage for 75% of my journey to and from work, and the same applies should I 'go for a drive'. If I have a crash I'm on my own; or will they also require actual coverage from mobile operators.

Erik Meijer: AGILE must be destroyed, once and for all

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Re: I'm a developer... WAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

The problem is that really good project managers are worth their weight in gold, but rarer than rocking horse droppings.

EE 'best' of the UK mobile network bunch, but how good is that?

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Try living in Wales, the country that Vodafone forgot!

Anonymous vows to avenge Charlie Hebdo massacre by blitzing jihadist sites

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Re: The muslim scum

Yes, Christians SHOULD be held accountable for the Westboro Baptist Church. Anyone who thinks their bronze-aged fairy-tale is justification for prejudice deserves shunning, mere satire and ridicule are allowing these stupid, deluded idiots to get off lightly.

If we expect radical Muslims to emancipate themselves from mental slavery then we must do the same, anything less is just hypocrisy.

Ban religion and the intellectual cowards who practice it!

Speaking in Tech: 'I'm an Apple guy and I COULD CARE LESS about the iWatch'

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OFGS: Learn English, you are supposed to be a professional, or were you sick that day?



I'm sorry, but this makes you an idiot!

Ancient telly, check. Sonos sound system, check. OMG WOAH

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Re: Is it a joke??

One word to explain it all: "Apple"

China demands answers from US after 'I spy on one little Huawei' report

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I am 99.99% sure now that American gov. is addicted to spying.

I think they are more addicted to throwing cash at anything with defence (defense ???) in the title.

Crack Euro banker team to probe whether virtual currencies should be regulated

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Re: Who'd be a banker before the hordes with hoards of flash cash in their accounts?

When it costs 5-10% to send a transfer overseas using Western Union, but a few pennies/cents to achieve the same thing using Bitcoin you can immediately see the real value, it exists in the opportunity cost of using another method.

I thought that was obvious.

MtGox to customers: Your call is important to us … NOT!

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Re: Tide has turned

Upvote for two Roger Waters references

MtGox claims to have a fix ready for Bitcoin withdrawal woes

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Re: Protocol flaw? OK, it happens.

Do some research. The flaw only affects exchanges that rely on a transaction id before that transaction has entered the Blockchain ledger. Use another identifier and you're unaffected.

Wanna use Bitcoin on your site? BitPay's open-source library wants to help

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Re: Exactly!

$280 is the price on the failing MtGOX site where no-one can withdraw any money making the transaction volume effectively zero. Any weighted average, the method used to calculate the volume of other commodities, will not include the Gox price so the price is actually $652 or £389


But that doesn't make for a cataclysmic headline so journalists ignore it.

Silk Road reboot claims: Hacker STOLE all our Bitcoin funds

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Re: All I can say is......

Are you describing a bank?

Vodafone, Moneygram hook up to create mobe money MONSTER

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Nearly 5% cost to send a payment, another reason Bitcoin needs to survive.

UK internet filtering shouldn't rely on knee tappers, says Tory MP

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Not just porn

The same applies to torrent files

Take that, BT: Vodafone and BSkyB mull over broadband tie-up - report

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Without Vodafone signal in my local area for the past month, and no fix in sight, I have been striving to get as far away from them as possible. If they can't operate their core business who would want to commit to this?

Oh no, RBS has gone titsup again... but is it JUST BAD LUCK?

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This isn't just finance, it is a problem in most organisations where accountants, for whom an Excel macro is high art, make or veto technical decisions.

SLAPPING an iPhone out of a corporate drone's hand: You're not the only one who longs to do it

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Re: "must have" apps

In a word Instagram, it isn't a business app but it was one of the biggest gaps. There was a large number of third-party alternatives, but folks wanted the real McCoy. I don't think my food is that interesting but people are change averse and clutch at reasons to avoid change.

There aren't that many app gaps any more, and the size of the app store is no measure of quality. Three hundred Justin Beiber fan apps make for nothing but noise in any app store.

As far as business goes WP8 isn't in the running until VPN becomes possible, and that from one who really likes it.

NO! Radio broadcasters snub 'end of FM' DAB radio changeover

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I can't switch my car's radio for a DAB one, there simply isn't a DAB radio available to replace the factory fitted, integrated, analogue one. Why not just make stations broadcast on Google+, that will ensure that no-one listens.

UK.gov BANS iPads from Cabinet over foreign eavesdropper fears

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I thought people bought iPads so that others would finally pay some attention to them ?

Microsoft's $7.1bn Nokia gobble: Why you should expect the unexpected

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Re: I think it could be quite interesting.

Quick answer, yes. Trolling much?

Sleek Nokia Lumia details EXPOSED ahead of Thursday's disrobing

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I have 2 Lumias, and I want that phone. Haters can hate all they like, they're idiots.

INVASION of the UNDEAD ANDROIDS: Hackers can pwn 'nearly all' devices

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The big question is

How will Eadon blame MS for this...?

Review: Nokia Lumia 720

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So much fud in the comments

I have a Lumia 820 and it is fantastic. You haters are plain wrong.

Samsung vs Apple: which smartphone do Reg readers prefer?

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My Lumia 820 with WP8 fully implements the SMS Bluetooth protocol allowing my car to read SMS messages to me while I'm driving as well as having the option to dictate replies. A complete deal maker / breaker. This doesn't work at all with Android or iOS and until it does I won't be moving away from WP8.

Android 'splits' into the Good and the lovechild of Bad and Ugly

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Re: +1

To expand a little further, I do not have money to throw at rubbish devices. It doesn't matter to me if the problems are caused by the software of the hardware; rubbish is still rubbish. So BOTH Huawai and Android have blown it in my book.

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I owned a Huawei Ascend G300 for a short period, it was without a doubt the most miserable experience I have had with a phone. I switched to a Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone 8 and will not go back to Android.

Four firms pitch hi-def DRM for Flash cards

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Has anyone worked out how decrpting this rubbish will affect battery life? Battery life is the biggest issue we all face with smart devices and this is a big step in the wrong direction.


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