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Microsoft's ALREADY telling of bugs in Fondle-Office for iPad

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So they had to write code for a single device, (ok, maybe 2 versions) - all of which are in the "walled garden" and share the same code, and they still havent got it right?! Jeez.

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Slide out 'More from the register' overlay

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Re: Slide out 'More from the register' overlay

Ahh gotcha!

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Slide out 'More from the register' overlay

What's up with this sliding out overlay that seems to have appeared on articles?

Kinda annoying having to move the page up and down to be able to read the last bit of the article.

http://p.lui.li/img-40121_slideoverlay_p-r-full.png

Could you put a close button on it so at least I can make it go away?

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WTF is... WebRTC?

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Re: Used for in-browser green screen

Christmas eve eve, I did a little experiment with getUserMedia to show snow falling on top of the webcam feed, and have it settle on any horizontal edges. Didn't take that long and I thought it was pretty cool, considering its just some JavaScript and a dash of CSS.

Once it all gets finalised and secured properly, it's going to make for some cool stuff being built - lots of nice interactivity without having to resort to Flash.

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First rigid airship since the Hindenburg enters trials

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I think Myth Busters tested it as well, can't remember the outcome..

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Ever had to register to buy online - and been PELTED with SPAM?

Benny

Re: Unique emails.

I noticed that since I have started doing this with one of my spare domains (I went back and changed emails on quite a few existing accounts as well), the amount of spam I get has dropped. Could just be a coincidence, but I have this image of a marketing bod running a "select email from customers where email not like '%mycompany%'" or some such thing

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Dotcom titan funds 'Mark Cuban Chair To Eliminate Stupid Patents'

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Re: No...

The problem is when 2 or more independent parties come up with the same algorithm - might be a long shot, but not outside the realms of possibility. If both parties have spent millions and years to develop it, why shouldn't they both be allowed to profit from it? "I got here first so pay me loads of money" just seems wrong.

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Apple: What do our Maps need? Stalk-yer-buddies Foursquare tech, NATCH!

Benny

At least this way

When the maps let you down and you get stuck in the middle of nowhere, you can share that fact with your friends - in fact you could offer a new badge, the more you get lost the higher up the rankings you go

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"Whatever happened to the old values of honest in business?"

They sold it.

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Google buys parcel storage service for Christmas

Benny
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Re: If Amazon offered customers a NAMED delivery service

Why does everyone hate on Yodel?

I've never had a problem with them, in fact they have been super helpful.

Had deliveries that I missed, they left a card with a mobile number, rang that and the driver came back 15 mins later. This was at 18:15 when I got home from work.

Seems good to me.

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Twitter forced to cough raw feed after PeopleBrowsr wins temporary order

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WTF?

So the lesson here would be not to base your entire business upon someone elses data.

At the end of the day, it's Twitter data, that is generated by Twitters users, you can't really complain if they then decide to change THEIR business model, and you are stuck because you didn't think that those nice people at Twitter would ever end your cosy agreement.

Saying "But I was here first!" doesn't really mean a great deal TBH

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Badges for Commentards

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Move the badges

Can we move the badges to the left of the name? Being on the right, with different length usernames, they aren't aligned! Maybe it's just my OCD, but damn I want to move them!

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Apple granted patent for ebook page-turning

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WTF?

So looking at the patent link, before the description is a list or links to other patents - I presume these are ones that are similar? There is also links to various sites (http://oreilly.com/javascript/archive/flashhacks.html , http://flippingbook.com/#demonstrations etc), all of which show the prior art .... so ... if they have found there is prior art, why have they granted it?

Or have I completely missed something here?!

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ID providers signed for Blighty's One Dole To Rule Them All plan

Benny

Careful, you'll start the "is the internet a human right/basic need" argument again...

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When GiffGaff falls over, is it even news any more?

Benny

To be fair

the only time I've had any issues with GiffGaff was when O2 went tits up a few months back. Most of the time when there are O2 issues, GiffGaff doesn't seem to be affected - unless its core network stuff it seems.

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EU mobe warning system for imminent disasters won't work on iPhone

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Re: Can't pay for Cell Broadcast

I was just thinking the other day that there used to be a way to show the area code, that way I didn't have to type the area code on my mobile for local calls, at least I didn't imagine it!

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New I-hate-my-neighbour stickers to protect Brits' packages

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Re: Oh come on

I quite like Yodel, got back ~18:00 to find a note which had a mobile number on, asking me to ring it.

Gave it a ring and the bloke popped back ~19:00.

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Apple iOS 6 review

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Cloudy Maps

The other issue with Apples maps compared to Googles maps, is that the satellite view for where I live now has a load of clouds obscuring large parts...eg http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6036078/thecloud.png

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Dropbox drops JavaScript, brews CoffeeScript

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And I see no benefit of using Coffeescript here instead of Javascript, it's just adding another step to the deployment process, and one that doesn't (in my eyes) offer much (if any) benefit.

It seems to exist so that one can say "Javascript? Pffft thats old skool, I do Coffeescript - that's where it's at"

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Benny

I've been watching the whole Coffeescript thing for a while now, and even dabbled in it a couple of times. I just cannot figure out why you wouldn't just write Javascript instead? With the plethora of libraries around nowadays, writing 'browser neutral code' is just as easy - if not easier - in plain Javascript.

Personally, I find it a pain in the arse to read, it constantly looks like something is missing, and I don't really want to learn a new syntax and stuff to get to where I already am..

I had a very basic example here, but the forums don't keep formatting... https://gist.github.com/3736194

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Broadband minister's fibre cabinet gripe snub sparks revolt

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Re: How difficult is it...

Didn't people do that when Sky dishes first arrived? I remember seeing brick covers on a Sky dish and totally not noticing it, no-sireee!

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Lone config file in Mac OS X SIGNALS DEATH OF THE DVD

Benny

Yep, I rarely use CD's anymore.

I replaced my optical drives with SSDs on both my machines, bought an external £80 blue-ray writer from Maplins. Works a treat,

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Oi, missile boffins! Stop ogling web filth at work - Pentagon

Benny

http://wumocomicstrip.com/2012/07/30/

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Watching Olympics at work? How to avoid a £1k telly-tax fine

Benny

BBC phone app

If you must watch it, try not to distract others around you and use the app (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18810308) - 24 live streams apparently - no mention of licence needed

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Indian software pirating suspect faces US extradition

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Why are the FBI so interested in counterfiting CDs ... in India?

Really? Thats what they consider important?

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BT to patrol MoD's cyber borders for another 7 years

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WTF?

How the shuddering feck did BT get to 'protect' the MOD from internet nasties?!

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O2, Be Broadband axe Pirate Bay access

Benny

Re: ???

Are you?

Since when was El Reg an ISP that was hit with the courts ban hammer?

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Yahoo! leaks! private! key! in! Axis! Chrome! debut!

Benny

Re: uh-oh.. bad career move

Or the QA / peer reviewer that missed it...

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Boy wrecks £22k worth of MacBooks by weeing on them

Benny

Re: HA!

Indeed, I got to work this morning and promptly poured coffee all over my phone - quick dash for paper towels and its all better.

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Bio student thrown in the clink for Muamba Twitter rant

Benny
WTF?

Wait, what?

I presume the **** is fuck? If so, where exactly is the "inciting racial hatred" part?

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JavaScript shogun deflects Google's mid-air Dart attack

Benny

Re: There is a *fixed* JavaScript implementation available already...

By fixed, I assume you mean exactly the same, only with a different coding structure that makes reading it damn hard, and debugging near impossible? (Unless they have fixed the debugging since I last looked at it)

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Unlawful tweets could land Twitter in Blighty's dock

Benny

Is it just me, or are these claims just a case of making some easy money?

Can't we just tell these people to sod off, grow a backbone, and move on?

Oh no, someone said I wrote something that I didn't, they paid me some money, so now I think Im entitled to even more money from someone else...ffs

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Private Manning keeps mum at Wikileaks plea hearing

Benny

A question floating in my head, how one can steal public property?

If it is public property, then aren't you able to take it - as you are part of the public?

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Survey: Android set to beat iOS in battle for coder love

Benny

Thing is

to develop for iPhone, you need to have a mac.

So not only do you have to get a developer licence thing, you also have to buy a mac (if you don't have one)

Android can be built on windows/mac/linux so theres an easier adoption right there.

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'Space Monkey' craze: Texan students 'get high' by choking each other

Benny

Yep, think we called it the 'American Dream'

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Apple offers cash for old kit

Benny

Problem being?

I wouldnt touch ebay with someone elses, so that won't be happening.

So where, pray tell, can I sell my old Apple goods and still get a decent price? (and by apple goods, I mean actual computers - not fondleslabs)

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Kids should be making software, not just using it - Gove

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"By 16, they could have an understanding of formal logic previously covered only in University courses and be writing their own apps for smartphones." Assuming, of course, that we still have smartphones then - who knows what the next big thing will be in 5-10 years. Just seems that the Gov is grasping at IT related straws at the moment in a "look, look - we know about computers and stuff" panic. Whats wrong with learning the basics, creating spreadsheets, typing etc? You know, things that will be useful in almost all jobs? Those that have an interest in IT (like other subjects) will persue advanced stuff anyway.
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Google attacks Twitter's search bias claim

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"They should be pulled before an anti-trust hearing and shafted by the US Congress" - why? Are they only bundling Google with the internet nowdays? Its their search engine, they can show what they like. Nobody, anywhere, is forcing you to use Google for your searching needs. If you feel that the results they are returning aren't relevant, then use another engine.
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Huawei uncloaks sleek, slim, sexy smartphones

Benny

Yea, now the annoying shites that don't understand the concept of headphones can bug me in surround instead...joy

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It's going to be a White (Space) winter after all

Benny

I'm missing something here...why do the emergency services have to wait 5 minutes for bands to clear? Aren't they operating on completely different bands?

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BT's gift to Google: A patent war over ads and Android

Benny

Ah but

just think, if they win, then all that money they end up with will mean they can build a super-fantastic fiber network...

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Apple was OK to fire man for private Facebook comments

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So someone printed something out, and someone else got fired for it?

How can you get fired because someone said that you said something!?

Couldnt he have just deleted it from his wall, then complained that the other person was setting him up?

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Native Gmail app coming to iPhone, iPad?

Benny

I was thinking the same thing.

All my Exchange and Gmail email comes through comes through in the default Mail app, I can't see any reason why you would need this?

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Google open sources JavaScript testing tools

Benny
Stop

Ok..

and then what?

Is this article based around http://code.google.com/p/google-js-test/ or something else?

You didn't exactly make things clear now, did you?

Obv it's Friday, but still...a dash of clarity wouldnt go amiss

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Spotify tethers future to Facebook

Benny

Ah, so thats why Spotify asked me to give it permissions to Facebook. I just denied it and it still works fine.

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Amazon solves wait-at-home-for-deliveries problem

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But

most of the post offices I have been to either shut early, have 1 person working at any one time, or are now closed.

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W3C moves to snuff Apple web patents

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ffs

Ok, this is really getting stupid now.

Can't we just tell the US patent office that nobody else in the world is going to care until they stop handing out patents to every Tom, Dick and Harry (sorry, Tom, Richard and Harry)?

Really getting stupid now.

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Taxman recruits fricking tax-collecting robots

Benny

Yes

because everything that is online about me is 100% acurate, and completly reflects what I have been doing in real life.

I take it that it will know the difference between John Smith and John Smith who both live in the same town?

Ah well, it'll keep HMRC happy.

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Unique imagery of Shuttle docked to ISS released

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Wow

That is pretty awesome!

It almost doesn't look real ... hang on..... *puts on tin foil hat*

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