* Posts by Peconet57

22 posts • joined 8 Feb 2016

Devon knows how they make it so steamy: Phantom squatter of Torquay curls one out on bloke's motor


Off putting curly wurlies.

That has certainly put me off curly wurlies for a while.

Clutching at its Perl 6, developer community ponders language name with less baggage


Rename it "the Camelia Programming Language?

Her preference would be to rename it "the Camelia Programming Language. No, no and NO! That is just so 'ist to use a name that is so similar to my name. How dare they / her / he / it, change the name. Oh my goodness! While we are at it, WHY not change all the languages all together? All the books that are out there will need changing too, Python, Ruby, C##, C++ and many others. Some change is good, some not so good.

Apple blinks on iPhone repairs, touts parts program for independent tech mechanics... sort of


Re; "I think Apple are being 100% honest here."

Apple is never honest. How can they be? They never pay any taxes, and IF they do, they pay very little. Apple being Apple is pulling a blind one here by telling everyone and their dog that they are helping the "right to repair" bill when in fact they are trying to change it to their OWN way of thinking on how it should it by. Apples will always have a core and that core is never really good to be eaten.

GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name


No matter what.

No matter what you say OR do, someone will be offended even IF you are saying something nice and sweet.

Oz watchdog claims Samsung's leak-proof phones ad campaign doesn't hold water


Phoning underwater.

Who in their right mind would phone/play with their phone underwater anyway? Ever seen anyone in the 60's talking on their landlines underwater? Shaking my head with wonder.

And you thought the cops were bad... Civil rights group warns of facial recog 'epidemic' across UK private sites


Slavery by cameras.

And we all had thought that Slavery had all but gone then the Governments come in with something else to keep us in check.

FedEx fed up playing box cop, sues Uncle Sam to make it stop: 'We do transportation, not law enforcement'


FedEx is now the US Customs.

Since when had FedEx become the US Customs?

Millennials 'horrify' their neighbours with knob-shaped lights display


Appendages In the house.

There must be a load of big appendages in the students house that is for sure.

Euro consumer groups: We think Android tracking is illegal


Re: The user has no freedom but to consent

Interesting. I will have to try that out sometime.


Re: There is no real option to turn off Location History once it has been enabled;

Sorry to say it BUT, all you are doing is just pausing the software, NOT stopping it. With Google you have no say with their software, it is in their terms and conditions. Basically there are no free lunches while Google is around.

New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'


And IF you have no electronic password or phone?

What will happen if you have none of these so called electronic passwords or phone? Maybe i will just travel with a dumb phone that just makes calls and nothing else.


Re: Have fun!

"If you ever visit the UK, I would suggest you don't take that approach - it could land you with a two year term in jail."

Except that they will be out of jail in two days going on how little Justice there is in the UK.

Microsoft celebrates a bumper financial year ... by making stuff pricier


But subscription pricing is the opposite of lock in.

EXCEPT then you have no operating system OR any kind of software related stuff to run your pictures/text/emails/printers/on-line banking/ etc, etc.

British Airways' latest Total Inability To Support Upwardness of Planes* caused by Amadeus system outage


Re: Amadeus

You have another car/lorry/truck following behind with the said luggage.

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



That must have been one hell of a monstrosity cable hole. You did not get any freebies then?

German IKEA trip fracas assembles over trolley right of way


Bring it ON! Robot Punch ups.

I will like to see the day when Robots get our shopping and then have a Punch up over right of way, I can see it now, "Oi out of my way you tin can of beans" , all the while bits of bolts and nuts go flying while the Robots beat the hell out of each other. Bring it ON!

UK digi minister Hancock suggests Facebook and pals give your kids a time-out


Matt Hancock does not know where the switch to his router and electrics are.

It does seem that the UK Minister of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matt Hancock does not know where the switch to his router and electrics are, he would like other companies to to do the switching on/off for him. Why are some people becoming lazy now-a-days?

New York Police scrap 36,000 Windows smartphones


Re: Choice of Technology...

Mostly you can Root Android phones so that they can be more secure. It does not matter what brand of phone you buy they all have rubbish software on them that some people do not really need.


She has loads of money.

Since she has loads of money, and not enough brain cells, could she not purchase another load of phones for the NYPD on her Credit card? Maybe if people started to shout a bit louder so that their voices can be heard maybe then the top WAGS will suddenly take notice.

OK, we admit it. Under the hood, the iPhone X is a feat of engineering


Re: yes, it's very nice but...

" to allow lead in solder" . I have to agree with your comment there. But in today's society it all about "I want it NOW attitude and not willing to just wait for anything to get fixed properly. Unleaded solder does seem more brittle than leaded and also you have to heat the unleaded even more than leaded.

Huawei Nova: A pleasant surprise in a 5-inch phone


I am on my Samsung S4 4lte.

I will keep my Galaxy S4 with its 9000 mah battery. It is a tad thick with the battery but not too bad for holding. On one full charge it lasts me two to three weeks depending on usage.

Health Secretary promises NHS £4.2bn to go 'digital'


Paperless system.

Hunt said: “The NHS has the opportunity to become a world leader in introducing new technology. Except many countries have a paperless system already. In Finland they have this.


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