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Comment Re:Defective by Design (Score 1) 216

64 gig? I find that surprising. Samsung has had 64g for years.

So did iPhone 4s. Apple came out with iPhone 4s at the starting of the 4th quarter in 2011. Samsung came out with 64GB model -- Galaxy S III -- in May 2012. All before that, more storage spaces (up to 32GB at the time) on Sumsung phone are from external/removable, not built-in. Back in 2011, you should be surprised by 64GB storage space on a cellphone (and it was very expensive to get that kind of storage size on a phone).

If you really want to make that silly comment, please get the fact straight first (and then there wouldn't be such this kind of comment).

And Samsung you are able to expand it with a TF card.. can you do that with apple? if you want to leave a comment that laves you open to being laughed at for your non expandable fruity cupertino company

Comment Re:It's the OS that just keeps on giving (Score 2) 220

. Windows 10 Home - no (easy) options to suppress automatic updates. Hrray for progress. They killed the Atom based Netbook / Nettop generation of PCs with updates to XP, too.

MS have a tool for that bud you can download from the ms linky.. just run it to show/hide updates

To temporarily prevent the driver from being reinstalled until a new driver fix is available, a troubleshooter is available that provides a user interface to hide and show Windows updates and drivers for Windows 10.

Microsoft windows update show hide utility

Comment Re:It was a terrible deal for Britain anyway (Score 1) 170

Not enough to meet the needs of the entire UK. It depends on your definition of massive, I suppose. Depending only on wind for any significant future generation additions is simply not practical.

Ah.. I see you assume I was referring to the UK as a whole while i mentioned ONLY SCOTLAND... while necessity may well be the mother of invention, presumption is the mother of fuck ups
Scotland , being a constituent country of the UK ,for Scotland and the surplus renewables get "exported" to .. ENGLAND ...around 24% of it.
If England wants to do the same, i suggest that you build more wind farms like we did.

Comment Re:It was a terrible deal for Britain anyway (Score 1) 170

The UK is mostly in a poor region for solar so that is not really an option, and wind performance isn't exactly spectacular. They would have to install massive amounts of offshore wind overcapacity to significantly reduce carbon production, which would be even more expensive. Their options are limited.

um... they are installing massive amounts of wind generation.Both on and off shore. that's a climbdown and a half there pal..LOL.. there's already masses of them and masses more coming....thus your points are rather moot

Comment Re:It was a terrible deal for Britain anyway (Score 2) 170

The UK is mostly in a poor region for solar so that is not really an option, and wind performance isn't exactly spectacular. They would have to install massive amounts of offshore wind overcapacity to significantly reduce carbon production, which would be even more expensive. Their options are limited.

oh.. so please.. tell my why it is that 57.7 per cent of Scotland's electricity came from renewables in 2015? Do you think it' because Scotland does rather well with shitloads of offshore and wind generation? .. I know it is .. try researching before opening your mouth and letting your belly rumble. we currently use the following... Hydro-electric power Wind power Wave power Tidal power Biofuels Biodiesel Biogas, anaerobic digestion and landfill gas Solid biomass Micro systems Solar energy Geothermal energy And are world leaders on research too! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... and behold the plethora of renewable stuff that gives us more than half our energy needs in Scotland... so tell me... how does it feel to be someone who could not be more wrong if your name was W . Wrongy Wrongenstien???

And how much is solar and wind, the two items I was speaking to? Solar barely registers on the scale, wind is the only growing sector, that is why I spoke of it.

There are SHITELOADS and i mean SHITELOADS of wind generation in Scotland... We have an abundance of shite weather and wind to spin those puppies..LOL.. solar.. i'll grant you that. not so much but there are those who have them on their roofs. Wind farms.. seriously.. if you even just have a drive from Edinburgh to glasgow.. glasgow to Ayr or anywhere to anywhere here you will find a veritable fuck-ton of wind generation both on and offshore(for offshore see Donald Trump's pissy fit over the fact there's a rather big one that's expanding in Menie where he tried to take the Scottish Govt to court and lost... lost ...lost .
http://www.express.co.uk/news/.....
the below report from 2015(capacity has expanded since then...)

The country now has 2,683 wind turbines capable of generating 5,115MW of electricity, although there are 282 more under construction and a further 2,202 with planning consent.

Once they are all operational, Scotland will have an installed wind power capacity of 12,769MW - the sixth highest in the world behind China, the USA, Germany, Spain and India.

It would also result in the world's highest density of wind power capacity, with 163MW for every 1,000km2.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
1 Offshore Wind Farms
2 Large wind farms

2.1 Black Law Wind Farm
2.2 Braes of Doune Wind Farm
2.3 Clyde Wind Farm
2.4 Crystal Rig Wind Farm
2.5 Farr Wind Farm
2.6 Hadyard Hill Wind Farm
2.7 Robin Rigg Wind Farm
2.8 Whitelee Wind Farm

3 Under construction or proposed
3.1 Viking Wind Farm
3.2 Offshore wind farms

4 Community ownership of wind farms
so tell me... plus there the other renewables and smaller wind farms and an assload of farmers who have two to three turbines on their land as it generates extra income and gets them free electricity........ Sir.. I call you on on your BS!

Comment Re:It was a terrible deal for Britain anyway (Score 0) 170

Not these lies again? 87% of Scotland's power usage was from coal and oil, most of which was imported. Do some research yourself next time. Even the Krankie backtracked on her former disinformation campaign once she was pulled up on it.

Like almost everything to do with Scotland, it needs external help to operate day to day.

LOL.. just by calling the First minister "Krankie" you show your absolute bias against her party and thus negates your statement.
how about you back up your claims with some verifiable links? if not ... GET IT RIGHT UP YOU! :-) back it up or blow it out yer rectum pal

Comment Re:It was a terrible deal for Britain anyway (Score 4, Informative) 170

power outages? only in storms or some such.. sorry bud but apart from the 1970's when strikes hit and there was a 3 day week... no power outages here apart from after storms etc. to say it's a shortage of generating power is is just plain bullshit and you made it up. .. Fairlytale? 57.7% of power generated for Scotland was renewable and we even exported some 24%..
As for paying several times the price? you are a fucking idiot pal, i pay quite cheap rates with my electricity supplier and it's mostly renewable ( www.ovoenergy.com ) not because i am all green and that but because IT'S FUCKING CHEAPER AND I WANT TO SAVE MONEY!
same reason i used energy saving light bulbs.. it's cheaper on my pocket You sir are full of shit!

Comment Re:It was a terrible deal for Britain anyway (Score 5, Informative) 170

The UK is mostly in a poor region for solar so that is not really an option, and wind performance isn't exactly spectacular. They would have to install massive amounts of offshore wind overcapacity to significantly reduce carbon production, which would be even more expensive. Their options are limited.

oh.. so please.. tell my why it is that 57.7 per cent of Scotland's electricity came from renewables in 2015? Do you think it' because Scotland does rather well with shitloads of offshore and wind generation? .. I know it is .. try researching before opening your mouth and letting your belly rumble. we currently use the following...
Hydro-electric power
Wind power
Wave power
Tidal power
Biofuels
Biodiesel
Biogas, anaerobic digestion and landfill gas
Solid biomass
Micro systems
Solar energy
Geothermal energy
And are world leaders on research too! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... and behold the plethora of renewable stuff that gives us more than half our energy needs in Scotland... so tell me... how does it feel to be someone who could not be more wrong if your name was W . Wrongy Wrongenstien???

Comment hmmmm (Score 4, Interesting) 20

If you're running a Wi-Fi hotspot in the U.K

Then it says..

Ars Technica examines the situation under English law on intermediary liability

ok so that covers England and Wales.. what about Scotland and N. Ireland who both have seperate and distinct legal systems??? English law != Law that affects other constituent countries of the UK

Comment Re:Hoax (Score 1, Interesting) 212

The old TV detector vans were a hoax to scare people into getting a TV licence. Enforcement was actually done by visiting addresses with no record of a licence. This is another con.

yup. My uncle worked for TV Licensing for about 6 months back in 1985/6 and he showed us the inside of the back of the van....... fuck all there.
Also they cannot come in if you don't let them. Just tell them if they come to the door.. "I hereby remove your implied right of entry" ... even if they come with the police... you can refuse them entry successfully... https://www.youtube.com/watch?... if guys as dense as these two can verbally fend off TV licensing with police armed with a warrant.
I haven't paid for a TV licence since... well i never have. MY parents did but not me. i never really watch live TV with the exception of news but i find that i do that less as you can get better and faster updates from online. I don't even have an antenna/cable box etc hooked up. As for their wireless sniffing.... best of luck with that.. I have wired up my home with ethernet and the only wireless clients are phones.

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