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Cheapo Firefox OS mobes to debut in India – definitely not one for selfie-conscious users

Patrick R

Re: Dual SIM

Most Wiko phones are dual SIM.

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Brit kids match 45-year-old fogies' tech skill level by the age of 6

Patrick R
Pint

I'm OK with that.

We've learned to speak properly, count, orientate, interact with each other, climb trees AND use/understand technology. And we'll live far longer than they will. I feel sorry for them.

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Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS

Patrick R

Windows, not on Linux and OS X machines

What about Chrome OS then ?

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Peak thumb drive is coming in 2016

Patrick R
Joke

Re: My prediction...

That's why they're also called pen drives.They gather with pens somewhere.

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How to catch a fraudster – using 'top cop' Benford and the power of maths

Patrick R

Scale

In other words, you can have a much bigger scale of values when beginning with 1 than with 9.

Example [1 to 1.999] and [9 to 9.999] ...feel the restriction?

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Patrick R

Those retailers prices are not natural.

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Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper

Patrick R
Holmes

The perils of having Panasonic as a partner???

So in 2006 bad batteries were made by Sony. Now they make the mistake of having them manufactured by someone else. Ain't it easy to point such an obvious mistake...afterwards?

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USA opposes 'Schengen cloud' Eurocentric routing plan

Patrick R

Re: Not being a signatory [...] it appears our fellow EU citizens don't trust us.

Could it be that the 1st part of your phrase is one of the reasons for the 2nd part?

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Windows XP market share GROWS AGAIN, outstrips Win 8.1 surge

Patrick R

Or Vista machines that die are replaced with they little brother in the cupboard that was still working at the time, rather than with a new shi*y Win8 machine (replace * with "n" or "t"). Or XP gets installed on new machines as it's easier to work around the oem limitations.

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'Polar vortex' or not, last month among the WARMEST Januaries EVER RECORDED

Patrick R
Trollface

Re: Lewis?

Do you mean the article misses a 2nd Page that warns that comments like "the author is evil" will be blocked?

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Stephen Fry rewrites computer history again: This time it's serious

Patrick R

Re: Overreaction?

If that's the whole point, I think yes, a three pages article is an overreaction.

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French drug dealers regretfully announce 'temporary closure'

Patrick R

Re: The Wallons, maybe

You forgot Brussels, probably on purpose, but this was not your point. Lets say "the french speaking". Then probably the english word "french" itself derives from the flemish "franse" as said in West Flanders ("frensje").

+The best translation for dealer is "distributeur" which it can be used in wider contexts. Or "donneur" for those playing card games.

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German frau reports for liver transplant clutching bottle of vodka

Patrick R
Pint

secondhand liver

There is no such thing as a "Clean Pull" liver.

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UK IT supplier placed on ASA naughty step over 'misleading' HDD ad

Patrick R

one should always know better than to buy a refurnished or 'clean pull' hard drive

Studies show that a used hard drive is not more prone to fail than a new hard drive. Of course one can always try to sell you a known bad drive.

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Clink! Terrorist jailed for refusing to tell police his encryption password

Patrick R
Pirate

"$ur4ht4ub4h8", a play on words relating to a chapter of the Koran

He plaid with the Koran.... let him burn in hell.

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I've seen the future of car radio - and DAB isn't in it

Patrick R

Re: average human hearing at around the 48Khz neighborhood.

No. The accepted average is 20Hz to 20kHz for an adult (wider for younger folks). which makes 40kHz (double of 20kHz) a starting point for sampling. But the whole "48kHz" discussion starts from a typo as there is no mention of kHz in the article. I made a joke but got down voted.

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Patrick R
Holmes

Re: In 2014?! A new service "offering" 48Khz?!?!?

Can YOU even hear sounds above 48kHz ?

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James Bond's 'shaken not stirred': Down to trembling boozer's hands, claim boffins

Patrick R

Re: Do I sense

Why not ask the REG if they had nothing better (and IT related) to publish ? Why not ask yourself and me if...

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Alleged Peeping Tom claims First Amendment right to upskirt

Patrick R

Plead guilty, case closed.

Are people changing or is Justice doomed to evolve the opposite way of "civilization"?

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HTC phone STOPS BULLET, saves Florida gas station clerk's life

Patrick R

Re: "the article does not say that an iPhone has ever stopped a bullet"

Dead guys were holding it wrong.

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I am a recovering Superwoman wannabee

Patrick R

Thanks for leading us out of all the cliches.

Now... what do you think of the boobies that lead to this article from the front page ?

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Forget Wi-Fi, boffins get 150Mbps Li-Fi connection from a lightbulb

Patrick R
FAIL

You fail !

There's a "Pedantic grammar nazi alert" icon for that sort of rant.

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Got a mobile phone? Then you've got a Trojan problem too

Patrick R
Headmaster

Please change the title

from "mobile" to "smart" phone. I got a proper mobile phone.

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iPhone 5S autopsy shows WHY it can't tell which end is up – dev

Patrick R
Boffin

again and again... units !

Anyone reading the articles before publishing ?

You don't "consume 2.5 volts".

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Dell ‘xpands XPS line with 'WORLD-FIRST' MEGA-RESOLUTION laptops

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: Simple test:

Young children can focus as close as ~11cm, which is quite further than anyone's nose (that I know). Of course it goes downhill with age.

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Asus NV550JV 15.6in full HD notebook - the one we didn't have to send back

Patrick R
Joke

Re: 372GB

You have to be prepared for an upgrade to Windows 9 which will probably take ~170Gig for a clean install.

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First look: Apple iPhone 5S and 5C

Patrick R
Holmes

Quite a bland and unemotional review.

"They aren't exciting. They're just iPhones". Ain't it enough for you that ElReg manages to write so much articles about them ?

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Sony unveils Tap 11, the world's SLIMMEST tablet PC (for now)

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: How thin?!

9.9mm

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Fancy some BEER ON TOAST? Italy invents spreadable booze

Patrick R
Meh

I've tested chocolate beer. No thanks. I'm not expecting more of beer spreadable... Mixing everything is not always a good idea.

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Why Teflon Ballmer had to go: He couldn't shift crud from Windows 8, Surface

Patrick R
Pint

Re: Put my CV through but I have yet to hear.

Can you say "services company focused on empowering customers in the activities they value most" without laughing ?

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Ballmer's emotional farewell to Redmond: I LOVE THIS COMPANY

Patrick R

Slightly biased article.

"meteoric rise and spectacular fall of Microsoft's Windows Operating System" ... what's the share of Windows today ?

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It's now or never for old sysadmins to learn new tricks

Patrick R

I could lose my job simply...

Because El Reg keeps putting nudies on the main page. How old are you ?

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Feeling HORNY? RHINOCEROS INCEST project underway at Cincinnati Zoo

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: Natural

Is it more natural to drink your water from a tap or from a bottle ?

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Acer Iconia W3: The first 8-inch Windows 8 Pro tablet

Patrick R
Windows

Re: its an Acer - no surprise

"Unfortunately, the W3's overall build quality doesn't feel up to par with either of those devices. Clearly under price pressures, Acer has cut a few corners,.."

... no surprise indeed.

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Korean doctors: Smartphones really ARE doing your head in

Patrick R
Trollface

Re: These the same Korean Doctors who think that fans are lethal?

Has that study got a billion hits on Youtube?

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Tosh puts slim model on a single-plate diet to create new 7mm mutant

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: Something I've never understood

Laptops have become thinner with years, 2;5"HDDs have become thinner as well as parts of those thinner laptops. That's the point.

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Paul Allen buys lovingly restored vintage V-2 Nazi ballistic missile

Patrick R
Devil

16 V2s remaining in the world, half a dozen of them in the US.

What a surprise. Von Braun probably had some in his suitcase or did he simply build them in the US?

They needed the technology against the commies, they welcomed the Nazi scientists and protected them for decades.

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Tennis pro serves up pic of bad French Open line call

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: Line orientation

It doesn't matter whether the ball touches the inside or outside of the line, as long as if it touches the line, it's good. That's the rules in tennis. And that mark is clearly on the line. That being said, you have to trust the umpire on the fact he'll make such errors in good faith and so on both sides.

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Computer use irrelevant to education outcomes, says US study

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: It's not only one study... it's old stuff.

Anybody at the Reg thinking or writing about "this accepted wisdom" should read the Reg.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/03/21/how_dumb_kids/

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Google formally recognises Palestine: Puts it on the virtual map

Patrick R

reasonable, thoughtful, and moderate post

Here you have it: lets consider this article and leave it as it is; the most normal thing in the world.

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Move over Radeon, GeForce – Intel has a new graphics brand: Iris

Patrick R
Joke

Re: IRIS drivers

Update to the latest Cataract.

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Master Beats: Why doesn't audio quality matter these days?

Patrick R
Facepalm

Footballers

Girls want to date footballers (you know why, ... not because they are the new role models). Guys want to look like footballers. Footballers got wet hair cause they're interviewed after the match and after the shower... put gel in your hair so you look like a footballer. Footballers have Beats headphones... wear Beats headphones. Footballers give a show of constant cheating in sport... Cheat.

Insult, be a racist twat, ring a colleague cause you spotted a drunk teenager, or even better, take your colleague's wife, bite if you want, It's okay, just a bit of anger management will do for you, cause you're a footballer.

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Want to know if that hottie has HIV? Put their blood in the DVD player

Patrick R
Facepalm

Re: What a lovely end to the perfect night.

You kick yourself for not having bought the car stereo version instead. That would have saved your night and spared a bottle of wine.

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Windows 8 has put the world's PC market to sleep - IDC

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: On the plus side, SSD prices continue to fall

I can understand you get memory for double the price when added by the manufacturer, but a laptop "with an SSD" will cost you 350 more when the part itself is just worth 50 more! So people won't buy a laptop with an SSD because they don't want to feel scammed.

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Gates and Allen reshoot historic 1981 Microsoft photo

Patrick R
Windows

Optimally croppped.

so you can't say it's been removed.

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Public cloud will grow when experienced IT folks DIE

Patrick R
Go

Parallel with the financial crisis ?

Is this not in a way similar with those (young) folks at Lehman Brother that found out you could sell any financial product and pass the risk to someone else ? How well did it go ? Who paid at the end? Aren't we insured for everything today anyway? Who pays for that when it goes ok? Who gets paid for that when it goes OK? Who pays for that when it all collapses?

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Belgian boffins boast after boosting TCP to 50 Gbps

Patrick R
Paris Hilton

Re: GB != Gb

So if time is still volume divided by speed, if a Blue Ray is still 25GB, if a byte is still 8 bits,

50Gb/s becomes 6.25 GB/s, right ? Or in a real world scenario, about 5 GB/second ? And 25GB / (5GB/s) is damned close to 5s. No ?

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Patrick R
Holmes

Re: GB != Gb

Would you please care to do the math for us to show how astronomically far you bring us from 5 seconds ? I'm curious.

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Any storm in a port

Patrick R
Devil

Stupid design

And then they invent devices like the Kingston DT160 that you can't hold and push at the same time...

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