* Posts by Antidisestablishmentarianist

296 posts • joined 7 Mar 2008

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Nokia's fontastic Pure wins 'design Oscar'

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Re: It's a font...

Heathen!

Typography is awesome.

However the kerning on Whalesong is shit, or do I detect some photoshoppery there......

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Facebook prospectus shows jump in users, fall in profits

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Sounds a winner!

Where do I sign up?

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Apple TV third-generation (2012)

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The new UI is a fucking horror. Just the clumsiest thing I've seen in ages. I mean the android UI is even better for goodness sake. Can I degrade back to the previous version please?

I read somewhere that the UI has been kicking around for a while but didn't get released till Steve, well, kicked it. Guess the dev was literally waiting for the 'over my dead body' command to just work itself out.....

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Apple has 7.85in 'iPad Mini' in its labs

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Trollface

Re: Fragmentation disaster

Sorry to interrupt the good time you're having, but please read the article this time.

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Apple IP details tech for 'iTV' innards

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Shit if you think iOS is fugly, god knows what you think of Android. But maybe you're into self flagellation?

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Singapore lures big biz with mega data protection regime

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Hope the do not call thing applies to SMS spam as well. It's shit.

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Testicle-boiling new iPad ignites fanboi fury

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Stop

It will be interesting what the Android crew come up with when they release a hi-res screen. Will they sell enough for the media to even bother reporting if there is actually a problem? Whatever the case, fandroids will go all mobius on themselves trying explain how it's a 'better' heat than that produced by the Apple version. It's just the law of nature.

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Apple to reveal plans on Monday for $97.6bn cash hoard

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Might be enough to buy Facebook. Oooh, wouldn't google squirm then.......

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NASA orders study for all astronauts over vision concerns

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Hmm

So just put an optician on board? Are they immune?

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Picture this: Photo-fiddling app Instagram on Google Android

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Trollface

poke

Well clearly this will fail on Android. No self-respecting user will get anything on their phone that was made popular by iOS. People might think they like Apple or something, and we just can't have that. No instead, someone will replicate the functionality and just give it a different name - PromptPostCard or something equally clever....oh and naturally it'll be better than the iOS version. Naturally. Now that's the Android way!

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Windows 8: Thrown into a multi-tasking mosh pit

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Windows

I don't really care about all this. My work is in the very slow process of compatibility checking all our bajillion in house apps against Win7 with a view to upgrade our bajillion PCs from XP. By the time they're brave enough to do it again it'll be another 10 years and there will be a completely different paradigm, with completely different issues.

Sometimes it's nice to live in the slow lane......good luck all!

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Sony Xperia S NXT series Android smartphone

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Re: Flagship phone 12 months ago maybe

I know, it's embarrassing isn't it. We all know the number of cores you have is THE most important thing a phone can have. For instance I don't get out of bed in the morning unless there is a penta-core phone on my bedside table. It's just not worth my valuable time.

Oh and don't get me started on Sony. I mean they did bad stuff with rooting or something and something that offended linux people. I mean, how bad can a company get?

And lastly, that thing looks suspiciously shiny. We all know that's bad too. Something to do with Apple or something.

All in all, just outrageous.

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iRobot Warrior-bot goes on sale this Spring

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Yes

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Colorfly Pocket Hi-Fi C4

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You are clearly deluded if you think you'll get any empirical evidence for anything in audiophile land. That's unless someone has come up with an empirical model of the brain.

Just understand that some things sounds 'better" than others and some people are willing to pay more than others for what they 'think' sounds better. What is wrong with that?

Who is sadder, those people who accept that and enjoy their lives, or those trying to suck that enjoyment out with cold calculations.

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Plus is king now: Google shutters more products

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Yet another reason for me not to sign up to gmail. More social network integration I don't need/want.

Heck I actually LIKE WinPho7, but as I have no interest in Facebook et al, given all the integration it would be somewhat pointless.

etc, etc

Eventually it will be impossible to avoid such integration, but until then, FUCK OFF!

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Android Tablet

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If I had to go over to the dark side, this would be my weapon of choice. Nice.

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NEC claims terabit-plus record with 10,000 km hop

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Capacity isn't the bottleneck in NZ it's price. More links are being added by different companies not to add needed capacity but to bring competition and lower prices. It'll be a long time before these sorts of speeds are needed down there.

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Apple will not kill iPad 2 at iPad 3 debut

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Look really hard? Eh? I'm sitting here with my iPad on my lap and I can see the dots with ease. Yes I do have torso and no I'm not one of the little people......

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Go

What?

Little functional use for the hi res? Eh? After looking at the dottlessness of an iPhone 4 screen (and similar) the cruddy res of my ipad2 is glaring. Take Octane magazine on NewsStand. It's basically a PDF, but showing a full single page in portrait the text is barely legible due to the bad res - it can't handle all the serif fonts used. I have to pinch and zoom all over the show. Higher res would fix that. Can't wait.

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Elgato readies Thunderbolt-fed external SSD

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Google, it's a thing

In less characters that you used to ask your question you could have found loads of articles the subject: "Thunderbolt vs usb 3" etc. Just saying.

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Samsung Ultrabook specced up by retailer

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VGA

Check out the awkward treatment of the VGA port. Time for these to die. Yeah yeah I know, road warriors doing presentations all day need them. But I'm sure they've got room for a VGA dongle amongst all the other crap they invariably take with them.

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How digital audio ate itself ... and the music biz

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Tubes are good

I'm now a tube convert. Sticking some on the end of a digital chain covers up all sorts of nasties (lossy encoding, bad bit rates etc). Yes yes, tubes introduce their own distortions but they are NICE distortions.

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Cutting-edge Mirasol display finally comes to e-reader

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Facepalm

Is it just me

Or do things look really laggy/jerky in the demos. Rather than being a great eReader (which just need to show a page turning) it now just looks like a really crappy Android tablet. Bad move.

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Think your CV is crap? Your interview skills are worse

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My wife's friend used to be high up in HR at HP and agreed to have a proof read of my CV after dusting it off for the first time in 10 years. Boy what an eye opener. Now I have a CV that will get past the HR filters and still be techy enough to be relevant to the actual interviewers.

Cost me a bloody expensive dinner to get the advice but it was worth it. Now happily employed (not at HP!)

Don't forget to use your social networks! (or prerrably your wife's if you will have nothing to do with fb or li like me)

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Marantz NR1602 AV receiver with AirPlay

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I had the previous non airplay version of this. It was the only av amp small enough to fit in the gap I had in my cabinet and still be able to breath. Great stuff. I'd get this if I was in the market for that type of thing again. Small is good. No need for megawatts of power in today's close living conditions - that's just big willy stuff. Just get sensitive speakers instead. Old school.

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Apple shouldn't bother with TV...

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Well

I'm 'locked in' to my cable provider and the HD-DVR they provide. It is a steaming pile of shit basically. If something could break that lock-in I'd be very very happy. But surely there is no need for all that to be built into a physical TV? An addon box like the AppleTV, Roku et al would be fine surely?

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New RAM shunts data into flash in power cuts

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Holmes

What?

You mean the one where they break into your datacentre and nick off with your gear? Yeah, well, I think you're kinda toasted then anyway. Oh, waaaaait I get it. The power outage was caused by the thieves, so it was all to plan. Brilliant! But still stupid.

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Dell Vostro V131 13.3in Core i5 notebook

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I agree

It does look 'surpisingly' nice

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S Android smartphone

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Shiny shiny

Um, so will buyers of this be subjected to derisive 'oh, shiny shiny' comments? Is this breaking the rules that non apple devices have to be 'oh, matte matte'? I'm sure hardcore freetards\fandroids will be disgusted by this phone because of it.

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'A prime example of our complete failure'

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Flame

Hmm, I knew they built the modern world AND I like shiny things. What does that make me? Well clearly not a grumpy old bugger for one.

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GNOME emits 'head up the arse' desktop update

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> why can't the linux community.

Community - there is you answer. Very similar to a committee. We all know anything designed by a committee is flawed (to put it nicely) or shit (to put it truthfully).

Sometimes just sometimes dictators do have their use. Heck didn't Greenpeace even admit that under democracy they'd never get through all the green measures needed to save the earth? Sometimes you just need a dictator. And Apple have/had one of those.

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Schoolkids learn coding at GCSE level in curriculum trial

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Stop

Teachers

So where are they going to get the teachers for all this. Next we'll be complaining that the 'those that can't, teach' syndrome will be mean they're just learning crap.

So any volunteers to the job properly then? .......

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Foxconn churns out '150,000' iPhone 5s a day

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Wishful thinking. In fact i'll put money on it that there are people 'stupid' enough to buy millions of these - probably 22 million in fact in the next quarter.

Get your head out of the technical press and go walk around the streets and you'll see loads of 'stupid' people. Certainly on my packed commute it's an extreme novelty to see someone without and iPhone 4. I don't see then moaning to their comrades about the antenna or tracking......

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Apple's ex-cop and the case of the lost iPhone 5

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Colon

Man, what a shitty name. Poor guy.

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iPhone 5 to include Japanese earthquake warning system

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Thank God

Someone mentioned Android. I was getting worried there.

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Australian bank to run trial with human teller in ATM

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Oh great

Another opportunity for some munter to take hours at the ATM when those in the queue behind just want to get some fucking money out! If you want a full service go to the fucking bank!

Grrr

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Panasonic preps Pocket Server

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Trollface

Let me guess...the response you're looking for is......

(snigger) But iThingy's don't have SD card readers (snort).

Well done, I took the bait.

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iPad threatened by young pretenders

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Gimp

Dumb and proud

I'm technically literate. It's what I do during my (long) working day - technically literate stuff.

But when I get home I'm fucking sick of being technically literate. And thus I'm an Apple user. Dumb and proud. And OMG I just luv my iPad (gush). So much in fact that I now barely use my Mac 'computer'. I am now able to be so technically illiterate at home it's breathtakingly refreshing.

To those who can maintain a technically literate lifestyle at work AND home, I salute you, but do not envy you in any way. You are welcome to making your life difficult just for fun.

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Arcam FMJ BDP100 Blu-ray Disc player

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Very nice

But I'd still get one of these instead: http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-95/

(Although the Arcam is a better looker)

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Apple sued over iPhone location tracking

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Yeah but, yeah but

umm. oh.

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Apple seals $66bn in Jobsian wallet

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Get it right?

Why?

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Steve Wozniak ready for return to Apple

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Stop

WTF do you care?

Why is it that people care that people don't care that they can't fiddle with their 'paid for' devices. Neither party is right, but both parties need to respect that. Otherwise you're basically spouting religion, and we all know what brain canker that is.

Why don't you go have a wash, eat some vegetables and go sit in the sun for a bit. You'll feel much better about things.

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Australia, give up your fixed broadband!

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WTF was that drivel

Wireless my arse.

That's unless they can invent one that can penetrate everything on this god given earth without affecting the signal, and at the same time not sear the skin off our bodies.

Until then, I'll have my nice lovely wired connection please and thank you very much.

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Thrutu

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Pah

Ads at the bottom? No thanks.

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iPad 2? Let's be kind and call it iPad 1.5

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Stop

Another Lemon 4 rant?

Seriously, give it up. It's getting embarrassing (for you).

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iPad 2 launch could be delayed by two months, analyst says

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FAIL

Ummm

Steve doesn't like Flash as it is/was a CPU hog. So saying the 'new' CPU still can't handle it would seem to prove him right.

So I'm unsure if you're supporting Steve's stance, or have just failed very very badly at trying to have a dig.

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Apple iOS dominates Euro smartphone usage

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FAIL

:rolleyes:

Are you still on about the "Lemon 4"?

How sad. Very sad.

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iPhone 5 rumors: bigger, smaller, cloudy, keyboard-equipped

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All clouds are balls....

...unless someone else pays the mobile and or fixed broadband bills - and no, an advertising subsidised option is NOT an option - so stick that Google (which will no doubt roll it out any second now) in your creepy hole.

Now go away and start again.

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Five Reasons to be cheerful about Nokia-Microsoft

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Now, Nokia, what about the hardware?

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Huh?

Why? So they can drown in the sea of mediocrity that is Android? At least they're taking a chance (which might backfire) rather than giving in and driving the minivan of the smartOS work.

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