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3763 posts • joined 7 Apr 2007

Windows Phone 8 INFLATED by Microsoft ... to satisfy lonely phablets

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Re: You can put lipstick on a pig....

Microsoft seems to finally be finding some type of niche as their market share though tiny doesn't round down to zero any more. Considering how attractive their consumer products are to breeding age people I guess they might be starting to sew up the Grandma market.

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Reboot the formula: F1 and FIFA tweaked for another year

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Re: FIFA

But EA would NEVER turn off the servers on a game that has only been on the market for a few years forcing you to spend $60 for basically the same game.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation bails from Global Network Initiative

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rant alert

> EFF's pretending any degree of surprise or shock is disingenuous, at least, and decreases my respect for them.

I sure as shit still have a lot more respect for the EFF than I do for those assholes at the NSA who feed us the ultimate disingenuous bullshit that they are protecting us. Funny the Stasi used the same lines and had the same mission (protect the current government from the people at all costs).

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GTA players get ersatz $0.5m each to make up for delayed hooker-beating fulfilment

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can't resist

Who plays a third person shooter online anyway?

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Easily picked CD-ROM drive locks let Mexican banditos nick ATM cash

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Re: Ah, Mehico

I assume you are trying to say US will be the future Mexico instead. Perhaps but at least they don't have to bail out Southern Europe. The US at least got to play with goodies of running up the credit card. Northern Europe not so much, they just had to pay the bill.

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Turkish TV presenter canned for flashing too much cleavage

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the really pressing problems

I am so glad Turkey is worrying about this giant problem because of course their utopian society doesn't have any other issues to worry about.

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Best Buy: Bring us your cowering, unwanted Microsoft Surface masses

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too easy

Get some petrol, throw a bunch of these trade ins in the garbage, soak them, light it and you take care of one dumpster fire with another.

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The legacy IE survivor's guide: Firefox, Chrome... more IE?

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new fangled IE6

I recently set up a win98 first edition vm to play an old school game and that thing came with like IE4 by default. Its javascript engine choked on virtually every web site out there so it made downloading a new browser a PITA. I think I finally settled on firefox 2 (last version for win98) and though its much better even it occasionally chokes on a few web sites lol.

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Azerbaijani election app announced winner before polls even opened

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Re: @ Don Jefe

I assume you are talking about the AC as I could care less about you personally lol. In general I don't much care about others opinion as I have nearly half as many downvotes as upvotes. I just want my damn gold badge.

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Re: @ Don Jefe

My upvotes are now over 5000 but no gold star for me. I wonder what it takes to get the gold badge. I do have more posts than Mr. Jefe (barely) but he had done so in a lot less time than I took.

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Borat

Hey look another country casting off the stereotype of Borat. Or maybe not.

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Alfresco's IPO is bad news for tech stock junkies

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> but not with companies that are within the reach of American jurisdiction, or who have patriotic American staff quietly doing the NSA's bidding.

I think you will find that people in the US often working for US companies still write more lines of open source code than just about any other country. Red Hat is an American company after all. Its only our crazies you hear from that think open source is communism.

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Happy 10th b-day, Patch Tuesday: TWO critical IE 0-day bugs, did you say?

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there is always worse

Less crappy than Windows RT at least.

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Hey, put away that scythe, Death: Pulse found in HP's 2014 financials

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on the bright side

At least HP never went the route of PC first PC only like Dell. They have their problems but the world's most high tech ink seller is looking better than many other peers such as Acer or Dell.

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Microsoft store staff to hold all night vigil for Surface 2

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Re: Who would queue up at midnight for this?

Yeah I am afraid the only way you will get a real queue of non shills is if you have a first come first served brick and mortar only, $99 fire sale and even then who knows.

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translation

So in other words Microsoft is throwing a big party for its employees who are virtually the only Surface customers.

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Panasonic throws in towel on plasma tellies, preps for BILLION-dollar kick in pants

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yeah

Yeah like I said my tellys are a bit older and haven't looked at the tech in last 3 years. They have gotten much lighter and thinner as can be expected. I still believe the plasmas are significantly heavier than LCDs though.

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>Yes and no. There's lots to like about plasma but it has its problems not least its power draw.

Actually I would say the extra size and weight would be the biggest con for most people. You probably won't be hanging a plasma on the wall unless you have excellent carpentry skills. Still for the picture quality in many people's opinion its worth it.

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shame as others say

I hope Panasonic stays around in the long run especially in the one market they can't be touched and that is in the consumer projector market. I love my Panasonic projector even though its going on 4 years old and even though it was less than a grand there was nothing under $1500 that could touch it at the time.

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Re: Well, that's good news really...

>a top line Plasma screen and a top line LED screen - there is really no comparison

Have to agree there even on the low end as well. My 2007ish 1080i plasma is better for live TV viewing than my slightly newer 1080p LCD TV of roughly the same size. The LCD is better for video games though.

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Meg Whitman asks HPers to drag their asses into the office

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Re: HPs problem

>but that the employees betrayed that trust and goofed around all the time, instead of working.

That is an employee selection problem then and not a work policy problem. Not that I care. I personally would never want to work from home and having worked with some of their consultants and seen what they thought about the company wouldn't want to work for HP either.

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capitalism

Yeah it is kind of pathetic to see people preaching how astute the shareholders and C Suite sociopaths are by saving so much money outsourcing and in the next breath wondering why employees aren't more loyal.

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HPs problem

Yep HP's problems are all due to the employees working from home and not their failure in markets that are actually growing as opposed to many of their core ones shrinking. Hard to explain to the millennials that The HP Way didn't used to mean a new CEO every year after the last one paid 10x too much buying some dying company.

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Re: Seems like a poster...

Meetings: None of us are as dumb as all of us.

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White House promises glitch fix for Obamacare website

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sigh

There is always one. Congrats you are that guy.

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AVG, Avira and WhatsApp pwned by hacktivists' DNS hijack

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so far so good

Sweet the topic has stayed technical and not turned into a Israel vs whoever flame fest like usually happens on here. Oh wait did I just start something lol?

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4 Brits cuffed after shutdown of internet drug shop Silk Road

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Re: What to do with all those bitcoins?

>to damage confidence in it enough to kill it.

I assume you are talking about the digital currency. Obviously the demand side for illegal substances will always remain strong. Going after the current way they buy it much like going after supply is largely a fool's errand in the end (just jacks price up which requires robbing more houses or switching to another substance). The only people that think we are winning the war on drugs or should even keep fighting it the way we have for decades are generally the ones making money off it continuing.

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Valve uncloaks prototype Steam Machine console specs

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Re: asking for trouble

>they are all the same the games will work the same way on all of them

Until some COD version comes out towards the end of the generation that causes your launch fatty PS(x) to often overheat and reboot itself due pushing the graphics envelope. There are differences over time obviously even when they try to minimize them.

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GitHub wipes hand across bloodied face, stumbles from brutal DDoS beating

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Re: Not even a small developer would trust it for private, internal code

>"Close the git server from the web" isn't an option if you want to allow your developers to work remotely.

There is this new fangled technology a few brave companies use called VPN which is the only way they often allow access to the goodies from the outside.

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Poor miserable Ballmer's pay SLASHED to a measly $1.26m

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Salary lmfao

>a total package of $1.26m

Which is probably less than what his total net worth of Microsoft stock moves in either direction on any given day based on market conditions.

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SEC review clears Apple of dodgy tax dealings

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>but the vast majority of the $362bn that came into the country was used to pay off shareholders and provide bonuses for management.

And almost immediately found itself in various tax havens/shelters all around the Caribbean. Trickle down your leg somewhere in the 3rd world economics in action.

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Microsoft: We're nearly OUT OF STOCK of Surface 2 and Pro 2

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hmm

We probably won't see another big write off on the inventory this time. But do expect to see another eye popping multi billion dollar goodwill hit off some prior acquisition within the next year or so.

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Basically RUBBISH 'COMET of the Century' ISON snapped by HiRISE in Mars orbit

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Re: And here, the weather for the UK.

LOL. Where I live we average 315+ days of sunshine (not a cloud in the sky all day) a year and like less than 8 inches of precip a year. Of course the UK doesn't have to deal with 3 solid months above 40C or it at times reaching in the high 40sC. No snow ever is nice though.

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A-D'OH!-BE: Adobe hit by 'sophisticated' MEGA HACK RANSACK

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Shock

What a surprise. And here it looked like Adobe was starting to relax because Oracle has taken over their place as the biggest pariah security wise in the industry.

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US spy court says internet firms can't report surveillance requests

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No adversaries are the phrase they use for the US public. After all the NSA's job is to protect the US government not the US people regardless of what they claim.

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In defence of defenestration: Microsoft MUST hurl Gates from the Windows

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>a company run by its founder

Sometimes.

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GTA V Online hits speed bumps: Short wait before you can rough up that hooker

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Re: bah haven't had many downvotes lately

16 million online? Bet a rather significant % of people never go online. GTA is all about the single player.

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bah haven't had many downvotes lately

Who the hell plays a 3rd person shooter online anyway? Generally you buy them in the bargain bin and enjoy the single player experience.

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Scientists to IPCC: YES, solar quiet spells like the one now looming CAN mean ICE AGES

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Ubuntu 13.10: Meet the Linux distro with a bizarre Britney Spears fixation

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Re: Mint 16 should be interesting...

I actually remember the days when an Ubuntu release article on El Reg comments didn't start with a reference to Linux Mint in the first few threads. Been awhile though.

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Re: Mint 16 should be interesting...

Yep good old Mint fixing what's wrong with Ubuntu. So happy they finally pushed out the latest lmde update pack as well.

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Half-Life 3: CONFIRMED?

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HL3 trolling

And the best part of HL3 is a new engine to be used for Counterstrike in the future.

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Seagate to storage bods: You CAN touch this (at last). Stop, HAMR time

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completely irrelevant comment

To all you COD nerds out there the HAMR with a thermal site and smoke grenades is remarkably effective on Nuketown.

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Icahn to Cook: 'Buy back $150bn of Apple's stock, or tell me why you won't'

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Re: He can't think of a reason not to?

>The guy is an out and out asset stripper

Asset strippers are a good way for realizing shareholder value for a small percentage of companies where upper management is completely inept and is simply eating up dwindling company resources. Blackberry comes immediately to mind. Apple not so much (though their upper management is out to lunch at times these days as well).

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wow

I can't believe it 10 posts already and no referring to the man as Icunt as almost always occurs on here (could care less about the self promoting twat myself).

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Hackers just POURING through unpatched Internet Explorer zero-day hole

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proof

Once again more proof why using network software that can't be easily uninstalled is generally a bad idea. Force the sheep to have access to something and the wolves won't be far behind.

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opera lol

Where are all the smug opera users touting how the %.0001 market share actually protects them? Oh thats right, now that Opera is nothing but basically a skin for Chrome's layout engine (Blink) they can't count on security by obscurity.

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