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Comment: Re:Let me clear a few things up for you all. (Score 1) 370

by innit (#36651650) Attached to: Apple Ships OS X 10.7 Lion 'Gold Master' For July Push
Actually it's "TO all intents and purposes", or, as originally used in an Act of Parliament under Henry VIII, "to all intents, constructions and purposes". The OP who used "for intensive purposes" is without doubt an idiot but he does at least need to be corrected accurately :) Every day's a school day.

Comment: Re:Too good to be true? (Score -1, Flamebait) 173

by innit (#25785041) Attached to: In AU, Dodgy Dell Deal Faces Consumer Backlash

(Additionally, Dell and Apple seems to be the only one offering US keyboards in Italy, and Dell costs WAY less than Apple for the same specs.)

Same specs? Can you show me where on the Dell configuration tool I can add Mac OS? I'd be very interested to see these computers of the same specification as Apple models.

Privacy

In UK, 12M Taxpayers Lost With USB Stick 258

Posted by kdawson
from the and-your-little-data-too dept.
An anonymous reader tips a piece from the UK's Daily Mail that recounts another sad tale of the careless loss of massive amounts of private user data. "Ministers have been forced to order an emergency shutdown of a key Government computer system to protect millions of people's private details. The action was taken after a memory stick was found in a pub car park containing confidential passcodes to the online Government Gateway system, which covers everything from tax returns to parking tickets. An urgent investigation is now under way into how the stick, belonging to the company which runs the flagship system, came to be lost."
The Courts

Lawsuit Between Apple and Psystar Moves Toward Settlement 242

Posted by Soulskill
from the when-life-hands-you-apples dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Psystar and Apple have agreed to alternative dispute resolution to keep the public eye away from their disagreements, and to reduce legal costs. This will eliminate any rulings that would set a precedent over Psystar's claim that Apple is violating anti-trust laws by tying Mac OS X to only their hardware and thus creating a monopoly. This could result in a profit for Psystar's business, but eliminate their line of open-computing Mac-compatible PCs. On the other hand, what's to stop a similar company from doing the same thing?"
Television

+ - UK ISPs Could Face Government Broadband TV Tax->

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Anonymous Coward writes "Industry regulator Ofcom, which yesterday launched the first phase of its review into public service broadcasting (here), is threatening to impose "levies" (a tax) upon UK broadband ISP's to help resolve funding problems. The review covers all public service broadcasters, both publicly-owned (the BBC, Channel 4 and S4C), and commercial (ITV1, five and Teletext).

Ofcom Chief Executive Ed Richards said: "Public service broadcasting is at a crossroads. Viewers still want a mix of high quality UK-made content, but the traditional television model is not enough to meet all their needs. Today's proposals outline options for a securely-funded PSB future. Now is the time for a wide-ranging debate looking carefully and dispassionately at all the options.""

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'No Quick Fix' From Nuclear Power 615

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the it-couldn't-hurt dept.
humoly writes to tell us BBC News is reporting that while many are calling for nuclear power, new nuclear plants are not the answer to combating climate changes or the wavering energy concerns for the UK. From the article: "The Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) report says doubling nuclear capacity would make only a small impact on reducing carbon emissions by 2035. The body, which advises the government on the environment, says this must be set against the potential risks. The government is currently undertaking a review of Britain's energy needs."

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