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UK Government Tax Disc Renewal Website Buckles Under Pressure

stealth_finger Re:No alternative system is available ? (33 comments)

Their telephone system doesn't have enough capacity either. The Post Office is the only option really.

What's the betting that the post office and folks on the phone are just using the website anyway.

15 minutes ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

stealth_finger Imperial used for distances and speed... (820 comments)

and drugs. Oh and milk/beer/petrol for some reason but other liquids come in litres. Get the dealers to go metric and it will all finally fall in.

yesterday
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The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

stealth_finger Re:Why do they take the risk? (144 comments)

Both Stealing and Copyright infrigment are both illegal in most jursisdictions. So specifying one over the other, just reeks of attempting to get rid of a guilty concious.

So are murder, rape, fraud, drug use and loads of other things but you don't say it's them. You're trying to call a spade a digger when they're not the same.

about a week ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

stealth_finger Re:Third option (421 comments)

Yeah I'm sure they'll be able to patch in more structural integrity. I guess in the quest for thinness they forgot about strength.

about a week ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

stealth_finger Re:If you sit on a phone with your big fat arse (421 comments)

Surely a big fat arse would be better? Spread the pressure around a bit. Don't sit on it with your bony arse is what the advice should be.

about a week ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

stealth_finger Re:NFC isn't used for just payment (335 comments)

All I said was "These are the guys who think Bluetooth is just for syncing with your computer." That's the full post. Ok, so they can sync with a bunch of other shit and transfer files among themselves and there's a bunch of different profiles that only really present issues if you try to cross apple with non apple or use a lot of bluetooth. I've learned that. What was it about that original statement that provoked such anger about not being intricately familiar with Bluetooth technology? Because it was definitely more anti apple than Bluetooth. If the post was about the video capabilities on a mac and I mentioned they don't support .avi by default and .mov is a pain in the ass to work with on a pc would you go off on one about codec design and how I just need to understand quicktime better?

about a week ago
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The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

stealth_finger Re:Why do they take the risk? (144 comments)

If you continue to try and disaccosiate the lablel "stealing" because of the implication that its something that everyone agrees is wrong, I'm not going to believe that your motives have nothing to do with the fact that they are availible without charge.

It really looks like you are trying to say " Even though its illegal, and I'm doing it to get free stuff, don't think bad of me because I don't like thinking of myself as someone who does bad things". Its got all of the logic and reasoning of a three year old.

People try to disassociate pirating from stealing because stealing is set thing where you, without permission take things that belong to other people and keep them for yourself. Which is not what pirating is. Pirating is copyright infringement, so call it that instead of something that's almost kinda but not really like it but sounds much worse. Even a three year old could tell the difference between taking something and making a copy.

about a week ago
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The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

stealth_finger Re:Why do they take the risk? (144 comments)

I'll answer the question.

PORN.

All torrent sites are drenched in Porn ads and maybe 1 game ad. All of them, TPB is by no means an exception.Dating sites, Fuckbook, porn, and shitty mobile or browser F2P games.

This but don't forget the gambling sites. 32 red seem awful keen for the pirate gamblers to come play recently.

about a week ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

stealth_finger Re:Because... (252 comments)

Because your e-mail loads equally fast doesn't mean mine does (I have 10k+ messages in my inbox). Because you use your phone for simple games, doesn't mean I don't use it for viewing 3D brain scans.

You sound exactly like the average user the article is talking about.

about a week ago
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Anonymous Peer-review Comments May Spark Legal Battle

stealth_finger Re:Incompetence (167 comments)

Tenure is competitive enough that simple accusations or slurs can be enough to sink a person. While it would be nice if solid research and objectivity were the only elements involved, there is a huge human factor which is distressingly easy to swing.

I thought tenure meant you had that job for life and you had to really fuck up to lose it? Almost as hard to get as to lose.

about a week ago
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Anonymous Peer-review Comments May Spark Legal Battle

stealth_finger Re:Know who to sue (167 comments)

Eh I guess you can sue anyone for anything in 'merica

Is losing a $350,000 job offer something you consider trivial? The scientist and his lawyer suspect foul play by anonymous person(s) who allegedly defamed him by posting ad hominem attacks in their pubpeer comments and then distributed those comment pages to both universities associated with him.

Any criticism of his work should be valid and fact based and that should be enforced by the site's moderators. Still, anonymity is important when criticizing someone and they should not use this as an excuse to force critics to reveal their identities.

Not being familiar with the subject, does his work hold up? If so any comments should be discarded, especially a place such as a university should be intellectually above paying attention to ad homien. If not then that's what you get for putting sub par or wrong things on line. It's just going to get ripped apart, especially on a site that invites it.

about a week ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

stealth_finger Re:NFC isn't used for just payment (335 comments)

Get off your high horse mate. Well done you, you know all about Bluetooth. I freely admitted I hardly use it, what I said was everytime I've had a problem with it it's been with an apple device. Seems to be that outside of the apple garden it works fine, inside it works fine but try to mix them and it all falls down as usual. Try reading the comments properly instead of getting all uppity. I never said all that stuff was the same, It was a sarcastic dig as you seem to be offended that I can think bt on apple sucks even though I don't know everything there is to know about apple or Bluetooth, you just didn't understand it, but don't let that get in your way. Personally I appreciate the irony.

Ride on you brave Slashdot warrior, and defend your apple gods. I feel you are more offended at the notion that they are shit and couldn't care less about the Bluetooth ignorance.

about two weeks ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

stealth_finger Re:Who cares about MicroSD on a phone? (262 comments)

You can't say adding to the cost is an issue when idevices are considerably more expensive than a load of other devices which do have one. It's a thing so it obviously has a cost, but the cost would be negligible and wouldn't affect the end price.

Seeing as you don't have one this is how it works. You put in the biggest SD card you have. Music, videos photos etc all get saved to that. All your apps install to the phone. You don't get the option to install to SD off the store and all the phones are at least 8/16gb anyway and you don't need the double space thing. You can probably do it but that's an advanced user thing. No one has a bunch of sd cards with a few apps on this one, some songs on that one constantly rotating one. You use it to cheaply expand the storage so you can use it as music/video player. If you're happy steaming everything all the time then more power to you but personally I'm not and if I don't have to carry a separate mp3 player then I'm happy

about two weeks ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

stealth_finger Re:NFC isn't used for just payment (335 comments)

So, much for just working eh? I've never had any problems bluetoothing anything to anything unless it's an idevice. Even my old motorola v525 never had any problem transferring stuff to anything I tried to transfer to. Maybe I've just got lucky that everyone I've tried has been compatible. Admittedly I bluetooth rarely but it's yet another thing where it seems apple only wants to work with apple. But before I go on let me go learn all about bluetooth profiles and chip design and different storage and ram types and battery technology and the plethora of other things that go into everyday devices before I'm allowed to have an opinion on them.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

stealth_finger Re:NFC isn't used for just payment (335 comments)

Well maybe you could explain the procedure to me? I just tried sending a image from my phone to an ipad. They could see each other thought Bluetooth well enough, Paired them and everything but every time I try to send the file it says not sent and fails. Is there something special I have to do to make it work or is another of those things that works perfectly fine if everything is apple but take one step outside the edge of that garden and you can forget it.

about two weeks ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

stealth_finger Re:Who cares about MicroSD on a phone? (262 comments)

Fair enough. I don't personally care to store my photos etc on an SD card but to each their own. I'd rather sync my stuff wirelessly to a remote drive and not worry about storing my stuff on a modern day floppy disk. If you want to go old school that's fine but don't presume the rest of us want to follow your lead.

Isn't that exactly what you're doing though, except your sending it to someone elses modern day floppy disk where it has increased risk of all kinds of things.

Also " It adds to the cost, adds to the bulk, adds to the complexity, is one more layer of unnecessary complexity and in most cases wouldn't get used much if at all"? C'mon now. Adds to the cost? Most droids have one and practically every one is cheaper than an iphones, Adds to bulk? Seriously? unnecessary complexity? Now your just trying to make it sound like they're doing you a favour locking down your storage, but don't forget you need to keep double what you need free to do anything.

about two weeks ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

stealth_finger Re:It costs power (262 comments)

Heaven forbid you have to ''put up with carrying an iPod Classic'', sure is a hard life eh?

about two weeks ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

stealth_finger Re:It costs power (262 comments)

For example, movies are always streamed now - you don't store your Netflix movies locally. So you don't need a huge data library.

Always? No. I have plenty of videos stored on my phone but then again I don't do Netflix or cloud storage, youtube is about the only thing I stream. But then again I have an sd slot so storage ain't really a big issue. You are correct in your assentation though that 64GB isn't 100TB so well done there.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

stealth_finger Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

Apple shouldn't allow the upgrade to be installed on a device which can't run it properly

Humbug! Let Apple recommend whatever it likes, but let me make the final call. It's still my device, remember?

lol, good one.

about two weeks ago

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