* Posts by It'sa Mea... Mario

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Apple Watch: We ROUNDUP the ROUNDUPS. Yes, Roundup-squared

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: [Andy Prough]Clickbait article and blurts of thinly veiled frustration in comments

Down voted for 'They are written in a good style, and tend to be interesting and informative'

That used to be the case. Now I'm just here out of habit.

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Xiaomi's birthday present to itself: Flogging 2m phones in 12 hours

It'sa Mea... Mario

12 hours or 24?

At least you didn't repeat the spin/mis-reporting of your colleague:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/09/xiaomi_bags_world_record/

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Who is the fastest-selling phone maker of ALL TIME? Samsung? Apple? No, it's Xiaomi

It'sa Mea... Mario

Register spin..

'The bods behind the Guinness World Records has awarded Xiaomi one of its certificates for selling the most mobile phones within a single day.'

If you look at the certificate it actually reads 'Most mobile phones sold on a single online platform in 24 hours' therefore where you say '..mostly to online buyers' should probably read '..all to online buyers' and the quoted sentence above needs qualifying too.

I used to expect better from El Reg but this appears to be a(nother) not-really-news worthy event spun into an attempt to start a comment war which is probably good for your advertising revenue eh?

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Steely wonder? It's blind to 4G and needs armour: Samsung Galaxy S6

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Re: Signal issues

Only if Apple make the phone apparently..

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Netflix teams with AWS to launch VHS-as-a-service

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Re: Good one

'But oddly, it really doesn't sound like that bad an idea....'

Except the name of course..

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Boffin: Use my bionic breakthrough for good, and not super cyborgs

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: Such a waste...

Classic Moss :)

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: What?

'No Highlander 2 and 3?'

Thought 3 was okay if you ignore the fact that 2 exists however it has been years since I watched it.

IIRC 2 seemed to be a victim of the 'global warming' media circus that predated the 'climate change' media circus.

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It'sa Mea... Mario

Bit more recent, but went to see 'Scott Pilgrim vs the world' to find it sold out - ended up watching first of 'The Expendables' :(

Will not give the sequels the time of day.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

It'sa Mea... Mario

re: redesign update 2

'We don’t think we are any brighter than, say, Amazon or the BBC'

Except that Amazon is a 'full width' website rather than this column in middle of page that El Reg insists upon keeping. Arguably the BBC is a full width website too, at least they make good use of the white side columns.

Having said that *Please* do not go back to those f*sking whole of page sponsorship ads you run, they suck balls and not in a good way. I've no doubt you will though :(

'Pictures and headlines in stories and the “hero pic’ at the top of the front page are too big, making for unnecessary scrolling.'

<sarcasm> Just a tad </sarcasm>

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Sony looks at unpopular Google Glass, shouts 'ME TOO!'

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Re: No video camera. really? @Russell

Looks a lot like a camera lens to me too, larger than necessary for light sensor and looks enough like a lens for the uninitiated masses to also think that is what it is too.

Very poor design decision IMO if it is in fact not a camera lens.

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Hey, Apple! We can land a probe on a comet, but we can't have a 12.9in iPad 'until mid-2015'?

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: Waiting to register...

iPad [Air?] Plus, shirley? in line with the larger iPhone...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: Try searching on an ATV

If you have an Apple TV the chances are you have another Apple device.

If you do then the chances are that the other device can run the Apple Remote app.

If it can then you type using the keyboard in the app.

'Simples'.

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Apple's Watch is basically electric perfume

It'sa Mea... Mario

Bang. On. :)

Upvoted

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Don't bother with Apple's 9 Sept hype-day: Someone's GONE AND BLABBED IT ALL

It'sa Mea... Mario

Not quite the same as constant monitoring though is it?

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It'sa Mea... Mario

Don't take it personally, just rabid Apple haters that wish it wasn't true and/or cannot see truth due to being blinded their own hatred.

This will get down votes too.

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Apple promises iCloud security alerts, better 2FA after, er, NAKED Internet of Thingies flap

It'sa Mea... Mario

'Apple bashing, a favoured sport amongst infosec geeks'

And The Register, Fandroids, Commentards, etc..

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Second hacking crew joins Syrian Electronic Army on Team Assad

It'sa Mea... Mario

Sounds like a certain comedy sketch..

'Are you the Syrian Electronic Army?'

'Fuck off!'

'What?'

'Syrian Electronic Army. We're the Electronic Army of Syria!....'

...

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Nintendo: We didn't just slay Wii Fit 'troll', we've now gobbled its patents

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: But but but...

Invalid? Not necessarily, just that they were not infringed.

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Drawers full of different chargers? The IEC has a one-plug-to-rule-them-all

It'sa Mea... Mario

What's the advantage of Lightning over MicroUSB for charging?

Have you seen one?

Reversible and no where near as flimsy or fiddly are some good ones for starters.

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Smarty Ring promises technology at your fingertips

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Re: What on earth ...

cannot believe the article author did not pick up on that.. lol, I knew I could not be the only one

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'Donkey-tugging' EU data protection law backed by MEPs

It'sa Mea... Mario

'a right to erasure'

I try to discover

A little something to make me sweeter

Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart

I'm so in love with you

I'll be forever blue

That you give me no reason

Why you're making me work so hard

That you give me no.. [x4]

..soul, I hear you calling

Oh baby pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease give a little respect toooooooo ooo ooo me!

Wait,.. not that kind of erasure?

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SUPERSIZE ME: Nokia unveils Surface rival and 2 plumped-up phablets

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: how much?

it was for pre-Atom netbooks (the original EEE for example). The Atom powered ones the vendors wanted about the same money for as a cheap 'full' laptop. :(

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Wanna be Zuckerberg's neighbor? Tough luck, he bought the block for $30m

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: Dread to think...

For the above post 'is' = 'are' ;-)

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It'sa Mea... Mario

Dread to think...

..what the T&C's of living in one of those houses is... or the conditions around leaving..

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'Instant translation' glasses to come online for 2020 Olympics

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: Never mind the quality, feel the speed

is for written words not spoken.. speech recognition not an issue here, though fancy/decorative fonts might be..

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Apple drops hints about future low-cost iPhones

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Facepalm

Re: 5s @ technohead95

Yes DJ 2 knows that.

And the Journo should have known that the sentence was open to misinteritation or the pun DJ 2 made.

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Android sig vuln exploit SEEN IN THE WILD

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Thumb Down

Re: Downvoted! - Downvoted!

That'll teach you to not say 'that'll learn you'

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NSA hacked China's top carriers in hunt for SMS data - report

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: Pot, meet Kettle @Nicho

Trust me, I have just been to China, they are *very* motivated by money.

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Waving an Eye-of-Sauron pulsating mock cock? STOP IMMEDIATELY

It'sa Mea... Mario
Gimp

Re: As soon as I saw the picture .....

Nah... Pink's not my colour.

And besides I prefer surgical gloves.

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It'sa Mea... Mario
Devil

Re: As soon as I saw the picture .....

There probably isn't much left you could 'invent' doing with a pink Marigold that has not been tried by somebody already...

Devil... as if that needs explaining :)

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Gourmet chemists sniff out ultimate cheese on toast

It'sa Mea... Mario
FAIL

I am at work currently so will have to read the no doubt interesting recipes above later, however all posters so far have failed because a page search shows no references to Marmite!

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Smartwatch face off: Pebble, MetaWatch and new hi-tech timepieces

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: Micro USB charging

'I had a 200m G-Shock crap out on me in the shower, once, for exactly that reason.'

Waterproof or not, I would take my watch off before getting in the shower.

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Gigabyte bats Brix at Intel's tiny NUC PC

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Happy

Another comparable option...

Fit PC (http://www.fit-pc.com/web/) have been in the tiny PC game for a few years now. I purchased one of the early models years ago but looks like they have come a long way since..

If you are considering the NUC or Brix then you should also look at the Fit PC options.

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Gov report: Actually, evil City traders DIDN'T cause the banking crash

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Meh

Re: Yes, but

can't spell, but don't care

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It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: Yes, but

Indeed, my thoughts while reading this are that HBOS (or even the half dozen UK banks mentioned) failing in a traditional way is not responsible for the worldwide ressesion we have been/are experiencing.

Not saying the government are taking the correct actions, but when do they ever?

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Spectra: Tape is dead? We installed 550PB of the stuff in 6 months

It'sa Mea... Mario
Terminator

Re: Tape is one of these things that is always dead

COBOL is dead, an even in places where it does not look like it is dead it should very much be considered a zombie...

Tape I have no opinion on...

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Dead Steve Jobs 'made Tim Cook sue Samsung' from beyond the grave

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: Couldn't Samsung...

And because Apple designed the chip, Samsung just make it..

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Star Trek saviour JJ Abrams joins the dark side: Star Wars VII

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: James Bond @Lee Dowling

I think he's just going for gold..

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Look out, fanbois: One in two nicked mobes is an iPhone - cops

It'sa Mea... Mario
Trollface

"Yeah, they go for the wallet instead knowing this person hasn't spent all their cash on a mediocre phone."

Or not, cause if you cannot afford an iPhone then is the wallet worth having?

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Twitter's Tweetdeck must 'file accounts or be struck off'

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Trollface

They are probably still trying to work out how to apply the kind of creative accounting the other multinationals are getting away with...

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I tried to buy a satellite and all I got was this lousy $67,000

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Meh

It took 2 years and £67.000????

'a campaign that has seen him talking to business leaders around the globe and reaching the conclusion that big business really isn't interested in little people.'

Could have told him that for free!

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Hm, nice idea that. But somebody's already doing it less well

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Kind of reads like the polar opposite of one of Andrew's articles (in terms of sentiment), I guess he must be a different breed of 'Capitalist bastard'...

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iPhone tops US market, but trounced by Android in world+dog

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Facepalm

Re: How Convenient ....

Because of course there wasn't any Android phones released in that same 12 week period...

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E-reader demand slumps, slapped down by slates

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Meh

Re: Makes sense

"The publishing companies should already be passing on far more than this in the savings they make in not having to produce physical copies (and perhaps take into account that DRM protected ebooks can't be left on a park bench for someone else to read)"

You'd think wouldn't you... but no, corporate greed comes in to play and publishers just see currency symbols in front of their eyes...

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Humax HDR-1000S Freesat+ recorder with FreeTime

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fw update to foxsat?

Not read all yet, leaving work now so will read at home but have a quick question..

Is there anything new in the software/EPG that could not be delivered via a firmware update to the older FoxSat? Mine still works fine and forking out another (nearly) £300 for this seems bit much..

Have been expecting 4od support forever and if this box does (eventually) get it but the Foxsat doesn't I will not be chuffed!

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7in Android tablet review

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: Wanting to read a book, one handed,

Upvoted because you are right and I for the life of me I cannot understand why you have received a downvote.

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Google goes ahead, unveils Nexus 4 and 10

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: In a dig at Apple, Google said the 4 is the first phone able to take 360° panoramas

And iOS

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Philips eyes trendy homemakers for app-controlled e-lights

It'sa Mea... Mario

Re: Lightwave RF

I came here to mention the Kickstarter project too - which, as the price is in dollars, is actually cheaper even with international shipping than the phillips - the problem is they have sold out ages ago..

They have got more than 13 x their desired funding though so should be able to keep going after the project has ended

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Chinese gaming giant NetEase opens pig farm

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Alert

'be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm'

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Apple bags chippery guru from rival Samsung

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Apple designed the chips, they simply get Samsung to make them (currently).

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