Recent content by BlueMeanie

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    Use Your Phone As A Lightsaber In Chrome

    The on screen graphics showed a stone age club instead of the light sabre
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    Use Your Phone As A Lightsaber In Chrome

    The advertisers will love this. What a cunning way to get someone to register all of their devices. We will track you with the dark side of the force... :D I can't get it to work on my Nokia 6210
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    Police Arrest 21-Year-Old Man Tied To VTech Toy Hack

    Looks like other Brits beat me to it. We can buy booze at 18, but generally that starts a couple of years earlier. You can sit in the beer garden at 16 with your parents, or drink with with a meal at that age. Or just drink at home as a 5 year old... The problem here is clearly not...
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    Facebook To Halt Tracking Non-Facebook Users In Belgium

    This is exactly what made me avoid FB. I'd have clients who would sign up to FB and click that "upload my whole address book and spam everyone with invites" button that used to be the default back then. Scared the hell out of me the first time I started getting these messages. It was how...
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    Fast Broadband For All UK Homes And Businesses By 2020

    I have a client on the "wrong end" of a large business estate. One end has fast fibre, but his end is on 5Mbps(!!) ADSL. He has also had that "offer" made to him for his company to pay the hundreds of thousands to wire this up. What annoys me is that BT got millions from the government to...
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    Fast Broadband For All UK Homes And Businesses By 2020

    UK Cities get covered by fast 100Mbps - 200Mbps fibre broadband and above. It is easy to make back the investment when everyone lives close together. Trouble is those who live outside of the main cites can get very patchy service. There is a lot of BS from the main phone companies and some...
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    CoD: Black Ops 3 Marketing Stunt Gone Wrong?

    This is so true :D
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    Amazon To Release $50 Tablet?

    I hope they leave this tablet crackable so an updated Android can be installed like Cyanogen. Or at least release a jailbreak when support is abandoned. Annoying when I bought an Asus tablet in 2014 only to find out that not only were zero updates ever issued for it, but I am now stuck with...
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    Life-Size LEGO Bricks For Building Real Stuff

    Full episode of James May building his Lego House.
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    Apple Patches Nine Vulnerabilities In QuickTime For Windows

    Haha... yeah. I have often thought that. I also wonder if Apple intentionally put their worst programmers on the iTunes PC bundle. It is such a mess, clunky, slow, and not storing album images in a format other players can use. Glad to see Quicktime has finally dropped from the compulsory...
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    McAfee Free Antivirus Beta

    Norton Commander looks like a rip off of X-Tree Gold. Symantec didn't create much, most ideas were purchased in
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    Amazon Bans Adobe Flash Ads From Its Sites

    Thank you Amazon. The sooner we see the back of the buggy insecure mess that is Flash the better. We need some of the big news sites to also do this and force the Advertisers to abandon it completely. It took a while to get rid of the insecure mess that Oracle's Java became, so it will be...
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    McAfee Free Antivirus Beta

    That is the best review of McAfee products out there. I'd love to see what Peter Norton thinks about Symantec's trashing of his name in the same way.
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    McAfee Free Antivirus Beta

    @rezerekted: I am just going by personal re-world experience. I see so many different combinations of client PCs from home to business it means I get to see a lot of normal user mess. These are the users who have no idea what [H] is all about and just use a computer as a tool. My view is...
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    McAfee Free Antivirus Beta

    Free BJs for the staff? No wonder they are so distracted :D