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* Posts by Chris Procter

25 posts • joined 30 Apr 2008

The TARDIS through the ages

Chris Procter
Coat

Missing Ceefax...

I miss cassette tapes more, and even then I don't miss them at all!

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Microsoft, Nokia, HTC fight Apple's 'App store' trademark

Chris Procter
Jobs Halo

Such a generic phrase

How many online application/games sellers used App Store before Apple brought the term into the public consciousness?

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Use of Weapons declared best sci-fi film never made

Chris Procter
Happy

Iain M Banks FTW, not my favorite though

Personally after reading 'Consider phlebas' and 'The Player of games' (which is brilliant!!) I was underwhelmed by 'Use of Weapons'.

I'd love to see 'Consider Phlebas' as a large scale Galactica style TV series though, as I don't think a film could squeeze it in.

I've not been able to make a dent in any of the other Culture books, I really struggle with them after the first three...

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IPCC report: Renewables can never meet energy demand

Chris Procter

Micro generation

Do you mean in the same way that computers continued to stay the preserve of large organisations and well off types because they are far to expensive!

You are clearly right, technologies don't get better or cheaper. Ever, proven fact!!

Oh wait....

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/05/09/ipad-2-would-have-bested-1990s-era-supercomputers/

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Chris Procter

Yes, I did.

It was more interesting than the article itself.

In summary it said it's possible, but politically hard.

How that got turned into "it's possible, but we either have to kill loads of people or keep them poor" seems to be based upon the a figure not actually contained in the release.

Lewis takes the actual figure reported, and says "this can't be accurate" finds another figure that is nearly double the IPCC and uses that to proclaim doom!

Then somehow, after I get chided for supposedly not reading the release, other commenters somehow read the release as admitting it can't achieve the actual thing the first line of the release said it could.

I would have been more impressed if Lewis had said made greater play on the fact that this was merely a release, with no varifiable data to check against - instead if going into full blown attack mode when he had nothing.

This shows the level of unproffessionalism that gets called into play when this subject gets covered.

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Chris Procter
Dead Vulture

Again?

Analysis based on a press release and not the actual data used to generate thy figure?

Bored now!!!

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Save the planet: Stop the Greens

Chris Procter

Idiot greens

My sister-in-law is a climatologist who worked with greenpeace for a year. However, she's great.

I know people travel, go to massive gigs all over the country when it suits them, however make me out to be a bad guy for travelling 60 miles at weekends to visit the parents.

Apparently this would be acceptable if they were terminally ill, otherwise is plain evil and I should be destroyed.

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Elon Musk's rocket booked by Google X-Prize moon robot

Chris Procter

Conspiracies

Regardless what they find, nutters will simply say "That doesn't prove anything!".

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Official: PhD in 'Essential Oils' or 'Natural Toiletries' = 'a Scientist'

Chris Procter
FAIL

These people are not scientists

They are designers and technicians.

They mix up recipes of scented water based lotion for sale to the public.

They do not study what effects these lotions have other than to ensure they don't cause chemical burns.

This isn't science.

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Mid-Atlantic Ocean temperatures peaked in 1998

Chris Procter
Flame

Lost credibility...

After Lewis got royally shown up last time.

Please tell us why we should pay attention?

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Plasma space-drive aces efficiency numbers: Set for ISS in 2014

Chris Procter
Grenade

Two reasons

To look cool and to look f@&king awesome!!

That's all folks!

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New iPod crew: 'Phoney, futuristic, retro, doomed'

Chris Procter
Coat

Classic

Yes, let's ignore our sales figures and cater exclusively for the very people who are least likely to replace their device!!

;-)

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Chris Procter
FAIL

Accelerometer on the nano?

I've not read the specs, but it was clear from the presentation that uncle Steve had to manually reorient the screen using a two fingered twist!

You did watch the presentation on live stream, right??

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Steve Jobs unveils iPhone 4

Chris Procter
Stop

Nokia N95?? Don't make me laugh!

Whilst I agree this should have been the spec of the phone 3 years ago, the N95 was a dogs dinner of pooh! The most evangelical iphone converts I know are all ex N95 owners!

I've been waiting for the phone to have this spec since I came very close to owning a Motorola A1000 back in 2005. Only 3's rubbish garden wall internet and the pain of owning another Motorola handset put me off.

Even that had a video calling that "You can switch to the front camera". Poor show apple!

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Google tries to quietly trample on Apple's toes

Chris Procter
Stop

You need an iPhone then!

I'm typing this out whilst listening to Clint Mansells 'Moon' soundtrack!!

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NASA eyes asteroid, Moon and Venus

Chris Procter
Thumb Down

Lame!!!

What we need are proper missions to Uranus and Neptune!

Let's make space interesting again!

Looking forward to 2015 though! Multiple missions to dwarf planets! It's a shame new horizons won't be hanging about Pluto. The Dawn mission sounds loads more interesting!

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Police snapper silliness reaches new heights

Chris Procter

Sounds exciting

I've never had any trouble with the Police. Even when I got done for speeding the officer was very nice about it.

I might go on the streets taking lots of photos to see what fish I reel in!

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iPhone upgrades - a one-way control-freak street

Chris Procter
Paris Hilton

Trust is the issue, but not the way you think

I used to have a winmob device a few years ago, and it let me do pretty much anything I want. I hated it. I found I had little interest in the intricacies of the device and got rid of it in favour of a normal phone, a samsung d900. Bear in mind that whilst u claim no expertise, I work in IT so therefore have more knowledge most people I know.

The big success of the iPhone is that it has opened up the smartphone Market to people who have no real technical knowledge. The kind of people who are frightened of technology. The kind of person who scratches their head when you tell them they need to update their firmware. Tell them they can choose to remove that update and their eyes gloss over and they lose all interest. "Just make it work"

I accept that this is a ballache if a duff version of the OS comes out and you are stuck with it until a fix comes out, but if Apple keep dishing out unusable versions, then they have no in to blame but themselves if their figures go tits up.

Paris, because she just works

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Anna Friel spectator brings up his Breakfast at Tiffany's

Chris Procter
Thumb Up

Mission Impossible?

Don't keep us in suspenders! Was he Toms stunt double?

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O2 could impose out-of-contract iPhone lock-in

Chris Procter
Coat

What's the issue here?

Contract ends in March,

I wait for new iPhone to be released in the summer,

I buy sexy new iPhone and spend another year as office pariah!

Result!!

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iPhone 3.0 to nix app redownloading?

Chris Procter
Thumb Down

I've never had a problem

I have the kates build of 3.0 and have had to download apps onto my iPhone every time apple have realeased an update. This is the first I've heard of it!!

El reg scaremongering???

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Sega to launch PSP beater in 2009

Chris Procter
Stop

WTF?

I must be getting really old, senile or stupid or something.

Why am I seeing something that comes out of a Christmas Cracker?

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GTA IV PS3 fights off resolution woes in the UK

Chris Procter
Boffin

Gahh!

Not yet played my copy, have to wait till tomorrow!

However, the PS3 case says resolution 720p, 1080i or 1080p!!

Surely anything less is an infringement of trades descriptions?

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AT&T to slash 3G iPhone price to beat unlockers?

Chris Procter
Jobs Horns

Even subsidised

Surely a 3G iPhone won't be marketed at the same price as the current one?

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