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Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

Pop69 Re:Not a problem for MGP (337 comments)

You're mistaken on the Malt Whisky.

There are legal requirements to meet before you're allowed to label something as Malt Whisky and dumping colouring in ethyl alcohol breaks every single one of them


Obama Says He May Or May Not Let the NSA Exploit the Next Heartbleed

Pop69 Makes sense (134 comments)

Why would you want to tell the opposition what your plans are, that would be really stupid

about a week ago

Why There Are So Few ISP Start-Ups In the U.S.

Pop69 Re:yea no (223 comments)

That makes more sense.

People should be more precise and say what they mean. An ISP and a telco aren't the same thing.

about two weeks ago

Why There Are So Few ISP Start-Ups In the U.S.

Pop69 Re:yea no (223 comments)

I'm a bit confused by your ideas.

Why would an ISP be required to provide any sort of phone service ?

about two weeks ago

Vermont Nuclear Plant Seeks Decommission But Lacks Funds

Pop69 Re:If you take the profits (179 comments)

From TFA

"Entergy announced last August that it intended to shut down the reactor late this year for economic reasons."

Try to keep up at the back there please ?

about three weeks ago

Vermont Nuclear Plant Seeks Decommission But Lacks Funds

Pop69 If you take the profits (179 comments)

Then you pay the costs associated with them.

If they've failed to properly provide for shutdown and decomissioning costs then it's their problem, they should be forced to pay them rather than pleading poverty and being allowed to walk away from their responsibilities

about three weeks ago

Google Faces Up To $5 Billion Fine From Competition Commission of India

Pop69 From CUTS International website (89 comments)

"The US FTC has told the Indian competition watchdog that Google is using its superior technology to push out competitors from the GPS tracking market."

So it's superior technology that is the problem ?

Aren't you supposed to develop technology to compete or has that idea gone in favour of suing the people you can't beat ?

about a month ago

Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

Pop69 Re:Back up your data! (860 comments)

You upgraded from 32bit Windows XP to 32bit Windows 8, didn't you ?

Any upgrade on a more modern machine where you want to upgrade to a 64bit operating system requires a complete wipe. You don't get a windows.old directory or anything helpful like that.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Crowd Funding the Future of Sci-Fi?

Pop69 Re:Buffy? Doctor Who? WTF? (116 comments)

You can't watch The Doctor from "An Unearthly child" anywhere, not even here in the UK on the BBC due to lost episodes.

Perhaps set your sights a little lower there ?

about 2 months ago

New Zealand Spy Agency Deleted Evidence About Its Illegal Spying On Kim Dotcom

Pop69 Beta (222 comments)

Just say FUCK NO !

about 2 months ago

Google Charging OEMs Licensing Fees For Play Store

Pop69 It's not that much (225 comments)

It's probably less than Microsoft scam from OEMs for their bogus patents

about 3 months ago

Comet-Chasing Probe Wakes Up On Monday

Pop69 I'm curious (67 comments)

Can Hugh Pickens DOT Com not get his own website to post stuff on ?

about 3 months ago

If I Had a Hammer

Pop69 Thank goodness for this article (732 comments)

I was getting withdrawal symptoms having not seen a Hugh Pickens DOT Com article for a few hours.

I was really starting to fear for his wellbeing !

about 3 months ago

Demonoid BitTorrent Tracker Apparently Back Online

Pop69 no surprise (134 comments)

You can't stop the signal

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Getting an Uncooperative Website To Delete One's Account?

Pop69 Re:Already solved (171 comments)

Interesting cherry picking of the bits that you want to apply, shame you forgot to highlight the conditions that allow you to make the demand.

data that is incomplete, inaccurate or isn't being processed in compliance with the data protection rules

about 4 months ago

Apple Again Seeks Ban On 20+ Samsung Devices In US

Pop69 eh ? (235 comments)

Apple want an injunction to ban the import of future devices that the court hasn't found to be infringing?

How does that work ?

about 4 months ago

Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

Pop69 Who ? What ? (399 comments)

Why should I care or even know about this ?

about 4 months ago

How much of your media do you store locally?

Pop69 Locally ? What does that mean ? (187 comments)

On the PC in front of me, on a general purpose server, on a NAS somewhere else on my own network ?

If it's this marvellous cloudy thing I keep hearing is the saviour of all things IT then basically nothing, just steam sync save games.

about 3 months ago

Embedded SIM Design Means No More Swapping Cards

Pop69 Something wrong with headline (192 comments)

"Embedded SIM Design Means No Longer Able To Swap Cards"

There, that reads better

about 4 months ago



Fault takes out Internet in 3 different countries

Pop69 Pop69 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Pop69 writes "Not some cut cable taking out some African countries where the infrastructure is weak. A fault in an Edinburgh exchange brought down subscribers internet connections in Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England.

It's a worrying thing when BT, the monopoly telecom provider in the UK, has a network which is so lacking in resilience that this can happen."

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