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BT To Buy UK 4G Leader EE For £12.5 Billion

cyber-vandal Great (39 comments)

The worst and second worst ISPs in the UK are joining forces to create a perfect storm of uselessness.

5 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

cyber-vandal Re: Muslims? (876 comments)

Depends if you count the invasion of Iraq or not.

about a week ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

cyber-vandal Re: If You Had An Electronic Currency (602 comments)

It has in the UK pretty much although Margaret Thatcher tried her best to bring back slums by selling off all the social housing. Our NHS may not be perfect but when I get sick my first thought is to go to the doctor not to check if I've got enough saved to pay the insurance excess.

about two weeks ago
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The Fastest Camera Ever Made Captures 100 Billion Frames Per Second

cyber-vandal Finally (122 comments)

A camera that can catch a woman with her mouth closed.

about two weeks ago
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Android Policy For Nexus and Google Play Devices Updated To Excuse Carrier Delay

cyber-vandal Re: Doesn't apply to Google (73 comments)

So where are these update settings on my Nexus 7 and why haven't they prevented me getting KitKat updates? Stupid fucking neckbeard fanbois.

about three weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

cyber-vandal Re: If You Had An Electronic Currency (602 comments)

Whereas what we had before with people living in slums and dying of cholera unable to afford food or basic medical care was a much better way of life.

about three weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

cyber-vandal Re: Great (602 comments)

Because only "leftists" levy taxes.

about three weeks ago
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Chromebooks Overtake iPads In US Education Market

cyber-vandal Re:Tablet fad is finally over (193 comments)

.NET is not on the ash heap. It's doing very nicely judging by all the recruitment calls and emails I get on a daily basis.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Career Path After 35?

cyber-vandal Re: Yes (376 comments)

I'm nearly 44 and I migrated away from COBOL 10 years ago. I don't know where all these mythical COBOL jobs are - I get an email every few months from a recruiter but I get several emails a day for jobs requiring my current skills.

about three weeks ago
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Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition

cyber-vandal Re: Have't looked at one at all. (101 comments)

If Linux advocates spent as much time fixing the issues with Linux distros as they do denying they exist then Windows might have had some real competition from someone other than Apple.

about three weeks ago
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Cameron Accuses Internet Companies Of Giving Terrorists Safe Haven

cyber-vandal Re: Also ban cars (183 comments)

We can't have a slippery slope due to health and safety legislation.

about a month ago
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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

cyber-vandal Caring about news and politics instead of trivial (376 comments)

How incredibly snobby to give a shit about what's going on in the world and how your country's being run rather than hur hur look at da crazy cat. The human race is filed.

about a month ago
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How To End Online Harassment

cyber-vandal Re: here we go (834 comments)

After me what? I haven't made a blanket statement like you have. If you can't answer my straightforward question then perhaps you should try thinking for a change.

about a month ago
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How To End Online Harassment

cyber-vandal Re: here we go (834 comments)

Then maybe you should try thinking about it instead of posting blanket statements.

about a month ago
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How To End Online Harassment

cyber-vandal Re: here we go (834 comments)

If being a straight white male is so awesome why do so many of us commit suicide?

about a month ago
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Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For

cyber-vandal Re: Risking your life for a business (594 comments)

You'd prefer working 18 hours a day in all weathers and dying of exhaustion at 43 if you're lucky enough not to die of starvation or disease first. Some people really don't realise how good they've got it.

about a month and a half ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

cyber-vandal Re: Oh boy ... (424 comments)

I blame people who say idiotic things like "if you've got nothing to hide you've got nothing to worry about".

about 2 months ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

cyber-vandal Re: Still trust big government? (424 comments)

Depends. If you're happy that nothing bad will ever happen to you then carry on believing in Libertaria. Me I'll rely on the fact that I will get treatment when I'm sick and won't starve if I am no longer able to work through no fault of my own.

You might argue that the private sector can do that but you have to justify yourself to them much more than to a state health care system.

Fight the bad laws and the bad actors for sure but the reason that you and I are amongst the safest humans in history is largely due to a strong government system.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Now Makes Money From Surface Line, Q1 Sales Reach Almost $1 Billion

cyber-vandal Re: The corporate sector is where it will sell (117 comments)

There's nothing dumb about giving someone a device that will seamlessly connect to their infrastructure and run their Windows only software. Windows tablets will gradually replace quite a few of the Windows laptops in use now.

Windows is definitely dwindling in the consumer space and I can't see them ever catching Apple and Android tablets in that market but there's a huge largely untapped corporate market that Microsoft has a massive entrenched prescence in already.

about 2 months ago

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