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* Posts by CollyWolly

32 posts • joined 22 Dec 2007

Lightning strikes USB bosses: Next-gen jacks will be REVERSIBLE

CollyWolly

Wonderful!

So we are giving up backward compatibility to save the frustration of an upside down USB cable.

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Billionaire dumps Apple stock because Steve Jobs was 'really awful' guy

CollyWolly

Re: Steve Jobs

I do agree with what you say (about general public being responsible), however the purpose of banks to society (as I see it) is to factor in the risk of default, and price it into the loans they are issuing. Joe Public wants the shiny toys, and the banks should have been able to say "no you can´t afford it" . They didn´t do that, needed a bailout from the public purse after their loans went bad, and keep on awarding themselves outrageous bonuses afterwards.

Both sides are to blame.

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IT salaries: Why you are a clapped-out Ferrari

CollyWolly
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Re: And woe betide if you don't have *exactly* that specific version of the language they want.

I think this a problem of the recruitment industry, and the idiots that it employs. I am sure there is a better alternative than these idiots that are capable of matching two keywords in a search, and talking shite on the phone for half an hour to cover up for the crap salary they are trying to get you interviewed for.

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Use a Mac? For actual work? Evernote Business has arrived

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Re: Something doesn't add up

Mac users are used to paying more for less.

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UN locks Apple, Google, Microsoft in a room for patent peace summit

CollyWolly
WTF?

Why?

Why is it the huge multi-national companies, the ones that can afford the lawyers that get a say. Are they not the ones who benefit the most from the absurdity of the current system?

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Google sneaks in back door, slips YouTube onto iPhone 5

CollyWolly
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Re: Hype?

Haven't you heard, this one is going to save th US ecconomy!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/sep/11/apple-iphone-5-boost-us-economy?newsfeed=true

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Apple and Google go head-to-head over Kodak patent sale

CollyWolly
Devil

Apple through the years

Computer company -> fashion company -> litigation company

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Ten freeware gems for new Macs

CollyWolly
Linux

best freeware for macs?

Linux surely?

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Mexican election loser and Anonymous say vote was 'fraudulent'

CollyWolly
Stop

Not really a case of bad loosers.

Over here in Mexico right now. Most of the educated Mexicans I have been speaking with seem to think that Peña Nieto's party is easily the most corrupt, and there was talk of vote buying (in the very poor areas) well before the result.

Doesn't sound like anyone with a clue actually wanted him in but there are a lot of areas of Mexico that are still very poor (one town I was in only got electricity in 2004), so votes could easily be bought, and bribes are common practice here.

@Piloti

Actually talking with real Mexicans would give you a bit more insight into the reality of it all. The few Mexican I know have been posting against the corruption for the last few months on Facebook now.

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New iPad: Crack open your wallets, fanbois, here's what it'll cost

CollyWolly
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Re: There is another option

yeah, but it doesn't stop the endless media headlines and speculation about something that will be quite irrelevant in a few years time.

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Why on Earth would you build a closed Android phone?

CollyWolly
Meh

Re: Getting there

Candybar designs have a far lower return rate than clamshells, due to less moving parts to break.

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Facebook blamed for getting Thai teens up the duff

CollyWolly
WTF?

so how come....

The BBC had a news article claiming that teen pregnancy rates were lowest sine 1969, long before facebook existed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17190185

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Apple's Chinese labourers get 1.6 per cent of iPad loot - report

CollyWolly
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I'm no apologist but......

In my experience, any comment starting with "I'm no fanboi / apologist but", will almost guarantee a faboi / appologist comment to follow.

And well done for almost doing exactly what the previous poster suggested some apologist would do next- claim that it is fine for Apple to do it because everyone else does.

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Revealed: Apple's plea for fairness in mobile patent war

CollyWolly
Meh

yeah

No wonder after Apple screwed them with the iTunes phone a few years back (the one Apple limited to having no ore than 100 songs on).

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40,000 Apple fanbois demand ethical iPhone 5

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so we just ignore the problem?

As one of the richest companies in the world, and highest profit margins per unit sold, Apple make a good place to start.

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Punters flocked to all-in-one desktops in 2011

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"A third of the machines that shipped in 2011 were Apple iMacs, with the remainder being divided between Lenovo and HP."

So a third each, or did someone other than Apple gain more than a third market share?

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A Brief History of Virtualisation, now on Kindle

CollyWolly
Facepalm

OK, I get it now.

I read the title and wondered what use virtualisation would be on a Kindle.

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Stallman: Jobs exerted 'malign influence' on computing

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really?

Apple doesn't do that....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/may/21/apple-upgrades-itunes-version

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Don't bother with that degree, say IT pros

CollyWolly
Facepalm

On the other hand

I work with a lot of bioinformatics people, many of whom come from a biology background and are self taught with the programming side. Some of them can code properly, but many of them are worse than useless - for example producing millions of files and cocking up the network filesystem for everyone, instead of taking half a day to lean to use a bit of SQL and put it in a database table.

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Schoolteachers can't teach our kids to code, say engineers

CollyWolly

Yes Word may be unrelated to software engineering but I assume they still teach Shakespeare as "English" - with a translation on the opposite page.

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Apple MacBook Pro 17in 2011

CollyWolly
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they stopped calling them laptops

when they started burning peoples laps.

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UK is 15th best place in the world to do IT

CollyWolly

true, but....

Yeah, defenetly easier to get an IT job in London. Pity it is an extortionate shithole to live in.

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GNOME 3: Shocking changes for Linux lovers

CollyWolly

sounds more liek Apple crap to me

Workflow is one of those unmesarubale ambiguous phrases that Apple fanbois use alot when explainin why their system is "better".

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Natty Narwhal with Unity: Worst Ubuntu beta ever

CollyWolly
Stop

Fitts law is a bit outdated I would say

Fitts law must have been concieved in a time when screen resolutions were a lot lower and people likely didn't multitask with anywhere near as many windows as today.

It doesn't mention the difference between a small mouse push that can be done with the wrist, or having to lift the mouse off the table, and do a second push- more likely when you need to go right to the top of a large high res monitor. It is also relevant only to the time to find the menu, not to get back to the original window.

I personally find the Appla Mac style universal menus annoying to use.

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CollyWolly

Lots of women

"Dude, lots of Hetero women like Pink. Where do they figure in your scheme?"

Lots of women don't use Linux either.

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Council busts breast milk ice cream parlour

CollyWolly
Unhappy

arse

We have messed up social standards when it is frowned upon to drink breast milk from your own species, yet it is all fine and dandy if it comes from a cows udder.

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Jobs stand-in ranks iPhone over sex

CollyWolly
Alert

maybe its sex with mac fans that is the problem

http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/macheads/

First few minutes of this film, Violet Blue or someone. Claims she has never knowingly slept with a Windows user, (then complains how crap it is anyway).

Given the choice of that or porn on an iPhone, I think the iPhone would win.

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Darling confirms telephone line tax

CollyWolly

Wasn't this what wimax was meant to solve?

I never got my head around what exactly Wimax was for, but I thought it was to allow remote places to connect without laying loads of fiber. I will happily be corrected on this one.

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Steve Jobs uncloaks the 'iPad'

CollyWolly

perfect ebook reader?

Perfect except for the colour screen = crap battery life compared to e-ink readers, and crap in the sun as well.

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EA free petrol stunt triggers north London gridlock

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Why is I hate London so much?

With that and the fights over a sale at IKEA a couple of years back, I reckon you should just get the video cameras out in London, spend a bit of money on a promotion like this and have a more middle class London version of that Bumfights video.

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Samsung hammers out stylish Steel slider

CollyWolly

Hang on.

Will the steel case not bugger up the signal somewhat?

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Click here to turn your HP laptop into a brick

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Car analogys

While we are on the car analogy theme with changing oil, is it not about time for some Mac fans to jump in and equate owning a Mac to owning some expensive brand of car, while owing a PC is like owning some cheap crappy brand of car....?

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