* Posts by Dcope

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Euro SPACEMAN snaps spectacular images of our Blue Planet

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Low Earth Orbit

From those pictures you really get a feel for just how close they are to earth, 250 miles isnt that far when you think about it, less than half the distance from Land's End to John O'groats.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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EWWWW

I know sites needs ads etc to function, and im not paranoid about being tracked but as soon as this site loaded (wonder if i can grab and permanent the chrome thumbnail), and ive got these huge ads either side of my screen im about 3 seconds away from installing AdBlock

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Japanese boffins build rounders-playing ROBOT SCHOOLGIRL

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Not sure playing rounders is required....

But there's definitely a market for a robot Japanese schoolgirl, or so my travels round the net these many years has shown me many many times.

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HBO shocks US pay TV world: We're down with OTT. Netflix says, 'Gee'

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Re: Broadcast and Comercial TV is dead

"Do I think the industry would do better in full streaming, watch on demand mode? Probably. Structure the season with Release date/times for episodes that resembles the current programming schedule and I think they could make it work. But they aren't ready to make that move yet."

They will probably have to be drawn kicking and screaming of that i have no doubt, but a few years ago a program would be available via torrent say within the week or a few days, this led to things like iplayer becoming developed, these days you have programs captured and available for HD streaming within a few hours, this has now led to site like cruncyrolll who now do simucasts an hour after air from a wide range of programs for premium users , think its a fiver a month but free with ads the following week, sites like rooster teeth have something similar for there shows like RWBY etc where its available a few hours for free users, the move has already been made in some areas.

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Broadcast and Comercial TV is dead

The number of streaming options and alternatives to passive video consumption that exist to already, means i don't think ive watched a live transmitted program bar major news story at all so far this year, Even news is mostly via a browser etc, the Virgin Tivo hardly is ever turned on and even then its mostly for iplayer or Netflix watching, with niche programming available via alternatives, EG crunchyroll, combined with a Chrome-cast and tablet allows Sofa viewing of almost anything.

I have no interest in anything on commercial channels anymore, the only ads i see are YouTube adds which i can skip in a few seconds, I also cannot see another license fee being renewed and an iplayer sub ala Netflix seems the only way forward for the BBC. I can still see the traditional season and weekly release of program episodes rather than the dumping of entire series on a release date, with various levels of streaming ad supported for free viewers etc. Content makers needs to allow global release of their shows via one or other of these means, this would give them maximum revenue and exposure for their product. in some areas this is already happening via various ways, national broadcasters and restrictions are disappearing, and global media has already started.

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Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20

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Memories

I still miss watching the meteor shower animation while waiting for a Gif to load, /feeling old.

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Fantastic fantasy four-way fling – and family-friendly fun

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Re: ESO

Pffft begone Anon, VR12 Still subbed and having way to much fun in PVP, have enough doom and gloominess, locking content? everything was spelled out before you stumped up your cash.

Wildstar is that way ----------------------->

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Returning a laptop to PC World ruined this bloke's credit score. Today the Supreme Court ended his 15-year nightmare

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Trollface

Entering is one thing , its leaving with something outside of your disposable income that's the worry.

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Beta tasting: The Elder Scrolls Online preview

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Played at the weekend

Made a few mistakes got one char to 12 one to 7 and another to 3, very pretty world and interesting PVP tho it was laggy during the test.

Haven't been in an mmo since vanguard launched, dabbled in f2p crap but it always ended up costing something.

But this is looking very good and plays very well on my existing hardware 560 1gb + decent CPU and ram, so alls looking good its defiantly in the possible bracket for me atm, and the next beta will decide it for me, as i tend to play games for a while was in SWG (yes pre CU and NGE and yes it still hurts) for 2.5 years

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Samsung brandishes quad-core Galaxy S5, hopes nobody wants high specs

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Re: The Absolute Best Thing About The Samsung Galaxy S5 is:

Same here, looked with interest but will be seeing what deal 3 can come up with for a note 3 , my note 1 is still going strong tho.

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Sony's PlayStation 4 pwns Xbox in the United States

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Mushroom

Popcorn

As part of the PC Gaming Master Race tm ill just have a seat and watch the show.

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BT network-level STOCKINGs-n-suspenders KILLER arrives in time for Xmas

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Big Brother

Re: The filtering isn't my main issue

Exactly my concern how long before self selecting your self onto the "pervert" list is seen as suspicious and deemed abnormal.

Watch for the points in news bulletins and newspapers, where every nasty things that happens a "person had access to unfiltered Internet" comment will be made and down the slope we shall slide.

Papers Please!!

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Signing out of a broken Britain: The final Quatermass serial

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WotW a Western

HG Wells’ War of the Worlds, were really updates of the Western genre.

I must have missed the western with huge metal tripods, and an educated man going through what looks like to him, the extermination of mankind.

Never saw that on bonanza!

/sorry my fav book of all time, western pah!

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Can BlackBerry survive? Well, the woods are still full of bear poo

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Black berry has allready lost

If my work is anything to to go by iPhone and Android have taken over with demand for android integration going through the roof

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El Reg contemplates the ultimate cuppa

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Re: On second thoughts

Dark choc Digestives that is all

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The Register: Our all-new app now available for Android

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now unable to connect.....

to comments over 3.

Again just a full feed to currents would have been better.

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Beware the coming of the ROGUE CLOUDS, wails Symantec

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Mushroom

Rampant

Drop box Usendit etc etc etc, nobody whats to wait to do it the documented and authorised way, so just use whatever they get told to by there departments, untill the first real leaks start like when USB sticks got left on trains then maybe they will understand.

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Time has already run out for smart watches

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Re: Watches are already on the decline

Exactly what i am waiting for, at the correct price and reliability, havent seen one that fits my bill yet but i am looking and WILL by one.

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Sony PS3 extends lead over Microsoft's Xbox 360 by a cool million

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Re: Kinnect

Thats the reason we ended up with one in our house anyways, the boy aged 7 is potter mad and loves it, seen it in action and am quite impressed, did give me an excuse to get a bigger tv down stairs you can run a ps3 over scart. (Well you CAN, but urgh)

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Review: Lego Lord of the Rings game

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Good game

Got this for the boy for xmas with his ps3, played it with him and the cutsceans have just the right amount of comedy and he loves it, made him want to watch the films which luck would have it CH4 have shown and are on the tivo box, watching in 1 hour chunks as hes only 7.

Also 65 quid for that joypad!! erk.

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Up your wormhole: Star Trek Deep Space 9 turns 20

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If your going for a full house id Recomend adding Andromeda to the list, just went through it on netflix, only reason i signed up for the trial.

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Meh

A bit Meh

Some good episodes, but mostly meh, but then i was in the B5 camp all the way, b5 was the last thing i watched with my sci fi loving parents regularly while at home, before Uni\drink\girls etc.

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ViewSonic VSD220 22in Android mega tablet

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Happy

Freeview?? catchuptv app should sort that.

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Nvidia launches not one but two Kepler2 GPU coprocessors

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Holmes

1) GPU are better at these types of calculations maths/simulation, a CPU has to cope with a lot wider range of number crunching.

2) you dont, this is like leaving an older GPU in your system and setting it in the control panel to be used for Cuda/Co Prosessing, you can do it and not have a monitor attached.

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In the loop: how Halo defined a new decade of first-person shooters

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FAIL

Erm...

"Battlefield has taken online encounters to new numerical heights, it but has only ever looked to extend the vehicular combat that Halo laid down all those years ago."

Your kidding right? Codename Eagle ?? april 2000

i give up.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

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Happy

Hook line..

...and sinker, the dig is there to bring you out to make posts like this, predictable? apple has made billions out of the same type of people.

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As a note one user..

...6 months in and it still does eveything i need, so more cpu and a slightly better screen, both of witch im satified with atm, hmmm dosnt scream at me to update guess ill see what Note 3 is like towards the end of contract, that said nice evolution and it does seem to iron out a few niggles will be interesting where they take it from here and what software features they will dribble back to the original.

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What happened to the 'Most Read/Commented' list of articles on the front page?

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Put it back please...

... Title says it all really, the comments are what makes the site, and it didnt take that much space.

Whos bright idea was this neways, i sense to many fizzy pops while drawing up this idea, obviously dosnt use the site from a readers perspective.

The reg's unique selling point has been buried.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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Meh

Re: Meh

Im in some agreement with you, got it as soon as i could played a few rounds and it all just feels too loose a bit like TF2 does.

Maybe im spoiled by to much battle field and the likes but dosnt feel accurate, and i played 1.6 when you had to manually install it.

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Microsoft gives Android punters some official SkyDrive love

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and for those with 25 GB ...

as long time hotmail user we get 25 gig of space tied with unlimited data plans makes this worth using for me, been waiting for this thanks!

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Middlesbrough culinary giants battle for parmo supremacy

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Salad

People allways focus on the chips etc, however the main thing needed for a good parmo is quality salad and a nice thick garlic sauce! Speaking as a long time parmo partaker from darlo.

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Disney sitcom says open source is insecure

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Mushroom

My personal view...

.... is that these shows are the down fall of civilisation, and should all be banned, they must drop the colective IQ of kids by at least 20-30 points, and show that as long as you self obsessed you can do what ever you want.

Everyone involved in making this type of program should kill themselves.

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Valve opens Steam store to non-gaming software

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Happy

Seconded

The only reason i still use windows is games, tried dual booting but cant get used to it, i used to run a virtualbox Ubuntu desktop to sit on top or secondary screen but to much swapping about i just plumped for windows, if steam pulls this off, it may just be the break point needed. Now if EA do the same with Origin, then the writing will be on the wall for windows gaming.

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Darth Vader is a pansy

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Happy

Re: labels on the keys

Gamers just loose them on the wsad keys.

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Ten... highlights from 40 years of Atari

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I miss my 65XE

Wrote my first programs even had a computer desk for it, Zybex was the best game i had for it, sort of missed the ST/Amiga thing could never afford one, didnt get back into computers till Uni and the start of the net. Good times and slow loading.

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AMD and Intel mainstream desktop CPUs

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Processor choice is still linked to GPU preference, amd - amd, nvidia - intel, or have i missed a meeting?

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Microsoft says tablets will trump PCs in 2013

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Internet on tablets and smart phones and there apps. Gaming on my PC can't see this changing much in the next few years

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Stephen Fry's Pushnote goes titsup

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Coat

Thats....

Quite Interesting......

/Ashamed of self.

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Samsung 'to launch Galaxy S III in US', snubs Apple's ban bid

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Re: The [Apple/Samsung] is better than the [Samsung/Apple] you own now

I got big hands, from 1 to = key on my keyboard tip of little finger to tip of thumb

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Re: Are Apple shooting themselves in the foot?

It is funny the shine on the apple is starting to fade, and not just in the mobile world either, a lot of people that have gulped the hype down for years are starting to realize that apple are just a company that makes products with just as many flaws as any other company, and not a way of life. There still seen as a status symbol for middle and upper management types but a lot of the ordinary folk who have now been trained by apple are looking around at the options available to them, and they are selecting the best from the alternatives Samsung, HTC and Motorola. nokia has lost the ball so much it’s sad.

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Re: The [Apple/Samsung] is better than the [Samsung/Apple] you own now

Id say the galaxy note released last year wasnt half assed, i was tempted to wait for the S3 but having used my note for a couple of months it fits the bill just right for me and it still has a larger screen than the s3, and as i get used to it even the spen is starting to get regular use.

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Google to bring Raspberry Pi to Bash Street

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Headmaster

hmmm

might look into this sounds like it might be worth doin

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Ten... Mi-Fi HSPA 3G wireless mini-routers

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Re: Don't understand @Dcope

I recently upgraded to the Galaxy note on the Unlimited internet 1000 plan, so i have unlimited internet, i think your thinking about the One plan that had teathering included and was when i looked just 5 quid a month more so decided against that plan, noticed this has come down to just quid difference may change across.

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Re: 3 MiFi

I have one but with andriod tethering and larger phones it sits on a draw getting unused, in reference to the original article, im sure on mine you could access the sd card contents but you had to go through the built in web pages to do it not from windows filesharing.

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Unhappy

Re: Don't understand

Three seem to be able to intercept the traffic, or did so last night as im moving house and my virgin dosnt get installed till next week, so had to cough up the extra fiver for the months teathering and looks like it take a few hours before the update gos through.

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Evernote

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Happy

Re: I wish there was a notes app built in

This is what i thought and with a galaxy note i can scribble on them:)

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BOFH: Siri, why do users lie?

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Great as allways, the start of another ware between the PFY and the BOFH? This could get messy.

/awaits further twists

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