* Posts by NoOnions

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Shields up! Nvidia crams Tegra K1 into gaming slab to rival your PS3

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8 or 16GB is too small

The problem is that apps such as the BBC's iPlayer and Sky Go do not let you save the TV programmes or films to SD cards - you have to save to the internal memory. With the amount of crap that Samsung force upon you (I know, I could root it) I regularly run out of space on my 16GB phone. It will be the same for this tablet. I would always suggest 32GB as a minimum.

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Potato in SPAAAAACE: LOHAN chap cooks up stratospud with Heston Blumenthal

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Mushroom

Re: Serious errata - err, do what? @MB

Hmm - only when talking about a 'real' sandwich - when it is a shot like this you wouldn't say 'Julie is in the middle of a Julie sandwich' would you? But I suspect you already know this! ;-)

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Re: Serious errata - err, do what?

Am I missing something here? I do not understand the point you are trying to make...

Julie is the filling (bacon, if you will) - she is in between Dave (slice of bread) and Heston (slice of bread).

What is wrong with what El Reg wrote?

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Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast

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FAIL

I disagree with the 'get the 8GB phone' arguement.

You need as much internal memory as you can afford.

My Samsung GS4 has 'only' 16GB. Apps such as the BBC's iPlayer and Sky Go will only download shows and films to internal memory. They will not use the 64GB card I've added to the phone. You very quickly run out of space and with 8GB it would be even worse!

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Signiant to SkyDrop files into Amazon and Azure clouds

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Agree

That was the first thing I thought - they won against Microsoft's SkyDrive so I can't see how SkyDrop will survive with that name for long...

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Microsoft DirectX 12 pushes gaming code closer to GPU bare metal

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Ta!

Useful list, thanks.

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WTF?

Re: What odds is it if it's 8 upwards only?

"The majority of gamers use Windows 8..."

Well, since I'm assuming 'the majority of gamers' also use Steam the current Steam stats suggest that Windows 7 rules the roost at the moment:

Windows 7 (all versions) 62.70%

Windows 8 (all versions) 22.14%

I consider myself a 'hardcore' gamer and I have no interest to move over to Windows 8.1 (and yes, I have tried it).

[Edit: Beaten by Steven!!]

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The revival of survival – the gaming genre that refuses to die

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Happy

Steam sale on 'Don't Starve' - Good timing El Reg!

Spooky timing - Don't Starve is 60% off at £4.79 'mid-week' on Steam:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/219740?snr=1_41_4__42

Also, Gaming chums, the current bundle is great value...

www.humblebundle.com

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Ten top tech toys to interface with a techie’s Christmas stocking

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Go

Re: Cheap geek toys

@Dave 126 - no worries - could have been a lot worse ;-)

@Valeyard - yes, I can confirm that www dot banggood.com/ is SFW!

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Facepalm

Re: Cheap geek toys

One 'g' too many in the address above...lots of Adult dating if you do go there, as I just found out (at work!!)

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OMG, Andrex KILLED the PUPPY! Not quilty, exclaim bog roll boys

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Headmaster

Re: Online toilet paper lovers?

Same here. Ran out of tracing paper in a maths class at junior school and the teacher got us to go get some of that toilet paper to use.

To use as bog roll you had to scrunch it up first or it was useless!

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MILEY CYRUS in JUST HER PANTIES would LOVE a smartwatch: Samsung

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"As it stands, the Gear only connects to the Galaxy Note 3 phondleslab..."

Not so, as I understand it. My Galaxy S4 now has Android 4.3 so my phone is also compatible with it, along with a few other Samsung devices that got 4.3 in Blighty - I'm aware that the 4.3 update has be pulled in the UK for the S3 and across the pond for some carriers.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/23/galaxy-gear-compatibility-gs4-gs3-note2/

Not that I'm buying the watch at that price (if ever!).

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Ricoh Theta 360˚ camera: Point and click immersive imaging

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Re: Is there a market for this?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 - the built in camera app allows me to turn on the spot to create a 360 degree panorama. Works very well in both portrait and landscape . The panorama feature of my parent's Sony Xperia Z1's I find much harder to use and I've not been able to get a 360 shot from that.

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Oooh! My NAUGHTY SKIRT keeps riding up! Hello, INTERNET EXPLORER

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WTF?

Creepy

See title.

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New US Apple factory will make INVINCIBLE sapphire glass for SHINY iThings

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Alien

Transparisteel

This is the stuff I want!

Transparisteel is a transparent metal alloy 'used' in Star Wars. It is used to make windows and viewports on all manner of ground, air and spacecraft.

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Google Street View goes INSIDE a Royal Navy submarine

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Go

Re: Alternatively

Or go to Chatham Historic dockyard and the actual HMS Ocelot!

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Digital radio may replace FM altogether - even though nobody wants it

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FAIL

Nest to useless for me

I have two DAB radios - both are next to useless.

I pretty much only listen to Radio 5 Live. In the evenings I get 60-80% signal loss, so all I get is bubbling mud. If the microwave is on this becomes 100% signal loss. Mornings are okay, with 35-45 % loss.

I've now taken to using my Sony Pocket Radio. Only cost a tenner, runs off two AA batteries and they last for months. I also quite often listen to 5 Live via the BBC app on my Nook HD tablet.

Wifey listens to Radio 2, so the FM switch off would greatly annoy her.

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US parents proclaim 811 'Messiahs'

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Stop

Re: Britons will be disturbed...

It's the use of his surname as a first name that is the problem. It's not bashing the Beckham family, it is just that Beckham as a first name is really naff, IMHO of course.

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Brew me up, bro: 11-year-old plans to make BEER IN SPACE

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Pint

Re: Stella

I call it 'wife annoyer' now, since it went from 5.2% to 5% to 4.8% in the UK. All this to pay less tax. I can taste the difference and am not really a fan of it now. And before anyone says anything about lager, I also drink red wine and real ale (well, okay, anything...)

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Google: Thanks for the billions in revenue, UK. Here are your taxes, that's ... £11m

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Headmaster

Re: Telephone

Especially true with my American colleagues. Talk about divided by a common language!

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ZERO-G DINOSAUR made from bits and bobs by space station flight engineer

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Re: Next project...

Fair point, well made! ;-)

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Alien

Next project...

...just has to be a pig...

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30 years on: The day a computer glitch nearly caused World War III

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Headmaster

Re: Some things are not clear to me...

But was he that rank when the incident took place? I can't seem to find out with a (very brief) Google search.

From the BBC - "Mr Petrov - who retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel and now lives in a small town near Moscow - was part of a well-trained team which served at one of the Soviet Union's early warning bases, not far from Moscow. His training was rigorous, his instructions very clear."

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Mushroom

Did I miss 8 World Wars?

I was worried, growing up, about WWIII, let alone WW11!

;-)

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Grand Theft Auto V: Violent, sweary and amazingly ambitious

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Go

Yes, there is multiplayer - launches 1st October.

See title!

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Women in IT: ‘If you want to be taken seriously, dress like a man’

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Holmes

Re: Quite sad...and sort of

I work in The City and am expected to wear a suit, shirt and tie, despite crawling under desks, installing switches, servers, PCs etc. From from ideal work wear. Cheap suits from Asda and M&S are a Godsend!

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Bloke straps shed to Ford Zephyr and chases it on bike

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Pint

Re: Capri , Ultimate Chav car

I think even the XR2 and XR3i pre-date Chavs? I had an XR2i (much better looking than the XR2 IMHO), back in the day. I had a job, but no moustache...

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Glasgow subway's new smart tickets aren't, moan passengers

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Mushroom

Re: There's always one

Tight - moaning about an extra £2

No sense of humour (your post above)

Need I go on?

:-)

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Using encryption? That means the US spooks have you on file

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Headmaster

Re: Email inscription

...otherwise known as 'English' - your NSA friend speaks American English... ;-)

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Microsoft announces $499 price tag, new games for Xbox One

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Re: It could be the end of the Xbox road for me...

Upvote - as I agree. However, bad pun! 360° and MS are right back where they started from! ;-)

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Unhappy

Forza

For me I'll miss Forza, but I'm not buying a Xbox One unless MS do some serious back-pedalling.

Checking EVERY day that you own the game and give you permission to play it? F-off MS.

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Brit spooks bugged Edward VIII's phones, records reveal

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Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment

"To alcohol! The cause of... and solution to... all of life's problems"

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The bunker at the end of the world - in Essex

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Mushroom

Maidstone - 1 Group ROC HQ

In the late '80s, when I was an Air Cadet, I visited the Maidstone bunker as they were simulating a Soviet nuclear strike on the UK - happy days! ;-)

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'Untidy' Shoreditch just CONFUSES American techies - Olympic hub team

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Alert

Re: Missing the point

True, but Canary Wharf isn't The City. Stratford to Bank is 12 minutes ;-)

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Mobile tech destroys the case for the HS2 £multi-beellion train set

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Overtaking ban for M11 lorries agreed after trial

Hopefully we'll see more of this:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Saffron-Walden/Overtaking-ban-for-M11-lorries-agreed-after-trial-13102011.htm

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Barnes & Noble bungs Raspberry Pi-priced Nook on shelves

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Happy

Re: £29 e-reader dodgy marketing? Don't think so...

I ordered mine from nook.co.uk last night. Colleague in the office ordered hers this morning from the same site. Both are on their way to us.

It was highlighted in the Evening Standard last night (as B&N are donating 1,000 units to the ES reading scheme). I suspect most stocks got wiped out last night.

Best thing is being able to borrow eBooks from my library online, something the wife's Kindle cannot do (shame on you Amazon!)

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Quid-a-day nosh challenge hack in bullet-hard chickpea drama

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Pint

Re: University weeks...

At Bradford we had the Steve Biko bar!

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US Air Force beats off competition in NSA hacking fight

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Black Helicopters

White gloves?

Why the gloves? To avoid leaving fingerprints? Sweaty palms? For soft, one-handed, surfing?

Any thoughts?

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The gaming habits of Reg readers revealed

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Pirate

Re: No suprises in any of that.

I'm not sure I believe that PC gaming has declined so much. AFAIK Steam and the like do not release their sales figures, so these digital downloads are not reflected in the sales figures released. It's been many, many years since I've even thought of pirating a game. With regular Steam sales with up to 75-80% off I own hundreds of legitimate games and have no desire to pirate.

After a year of ME3 MP I still play it almost every night. 413 hours on-line* says I've got my monies worth and you need a legit copy to play - well worth it. (*That's just for that game, and yes, I am happily married!)

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Voyager goes off a (helio) cliff

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Alien

Re: Re:

Well, his suit was 'out of this world'...

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Jimmy Wales: 'I'm Wikipedia's monarch'

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Coat

Re: "The secret's in the sauce"

Horse?

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Trekkies detect Spock's Vulcan homeworld ORBITING PLUTO

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Alien

Mass Effect

For me Cerberus is not from Harry Potter but Mass Effect series.

http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Cerberus

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Elon Musk: 'Fudged' NYT article cost Tesla $100m

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FAIL

Re: Who cares?

Not really realistic though, is it? Who'd want to drive nearly 350 miles at 23-25mph? Assuming I was doing a motorway journey at 70mph what would the range be then?

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BBC: Monster cargo ship delivers '863 million tins of baked beans'

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Flame

Re: American Broadcasting Corporation?

My guess is that the BBC knows it has a large Amercian readership. The average UK citizen will have heard of Times Square and the Brooklyn Bridge whereas the average American won't have a clue about Trafalgar Square, etc.* After all, all American TV shows and films have to inform the viewer that London is in England and Paris, France, etc.

I agree though, it is slightly annoying.

* A sweeping generalisation, I know!

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BlackBerry bets fans are willing to upgrade skills

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Unhappy

Apps

For me the big issue with my Blackberry (Torch 9810) is the lack of app support by the major media organisations. For example:

BBC - no iPlayer app

Sky - no apps at all.

For BB 10 to appeal to the masses they need to persuade major organisations to produce apps. iPhones and iPads are always the first to be supported with Android second but there is very little support for BB. Pricing is also an issue for BB apps - they are generally always more expensive. 70,000 apps for BB 10 is all well and good but only if they are the apps we all want.

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'Op! Op! Op!' Gangnam Style earns Google $8m

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Re: i wonder

Me too! I'm not embarrassed to state that I rather like it. Catchy song and a bonkers but entertaining video - what's not to like?

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O2 refuses to deny plans to offload home broadband product

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Stop

Re: Will move if Sky take over

Why's that then? Just don't like the ownership of Sky?

I had Sky broadband and now have Sky fibre and it has been excellent.

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Major new science: WOMEN MORE NUDE more OFTEN online

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Happy

Jiggly quarian bumbum

Quite safe to google for the above - Mass Effect 3 MP character.

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'Build us a Death Star, President Obama' demand thousands

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Coat

Apple to sue the Borg.

See above...

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Windows Phone 8 reboot woe causes outpouring of forum misery

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Trollface

Re: How much worse can it get?

A Google search for 'iPhone crash' returns 'About 279,000,000 results'.

What's your point?

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