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34 posts • joined 16 May 2008

Ex-Microsofties' IE6 kill squad hits UK

Mike Whitehurst
Joke

Monobrow

My monobrow isn't working.

Tru dat

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Samsung preps anti-iPhone 5 lawsuit before it's even out

Mike Whitehurst

Patents

UI design should not be patentable.

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'Larry and Sergey's HTML5 balls drained my resources'

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IE6

I see this more as an anti-IE6 ploy than an advert for Chrome.

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UK.gov sticks to IE 6 cos it's more 'cost effective', innit

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FAIL

facepalm

*headdesk*

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Times websites want £1 a day from June

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FAIL

LOL

nobody's gonna pay rofl

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Steve Jobs Flash rant put to the test

Mike Whitehurst
FAIL

lol

both flash, and html5, fail in seperating content from presentation.

it's a step backwards.

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Whatever happened to the email app?

Mike Whitehurst
FAIL

Spam

Email exposes you to too much spam and security risks.

I only find it useful for order dispatch notifications when I order things online.

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Internet Explorer 8 still not mingling well with 2,000 highly-visited sites

Mike Whitehurst
Stop

Eh?

Having your site display properly in IE8 is easy. Any sites not doing that are fail. It's not Microsoft's problem, it's rubbish web developers.

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Facebook patents user news feed

Mike Whitehurst
WTF?

lol srsly?

r u kidding?

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YouTube's IE6 support dies on March 13

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Brilliant

Now we just need everyone to follow, and our lives will be easier.

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77% of domain registrations stuffed with rubbish

Mike Whitehurst
WTF?

Privacy

If there's a WhoIs opt-out I'll gladly provide accurate information and opt-out. Having my address posted online because I registered a domain name, well that's unacceptable. If someone gets assaulted because of their WhoIs record can they prosecute based on Data Protection?

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Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W1

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Why pay?

You can create the 3d effect yourself. Open an image in photoshop, duplicate the layer, drag it sideways a bit, and remove the red from one and the blue from the other. easy peasy.

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Facebook urges public exposure in 'privacy' revision

Mike Whitehurst
Happy

Default values

When I saw this page, the default selected options were "Keep old settings", unless my old settings were the same as the suggested settings.

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Nokia netbook to land on 22 October

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Shocking

Well, maybe you'll be able to upgrade. And buy bigger and better plans. Much like phones.

People already pay for mobile phones. People already pay for internet. People already own computers. Why would they buy all this again and commit to a contract?

People are stupid.

They pay 10x what they need to for their mobile phones, and now they'll pay 10x what they need to for mobile internet.

It's a very bad day for computing.

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Vodafone joins the iPhone throng

Mike Whitehurst
Pint

PAYG

Pay as you go! Save your pennies!

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Opera lobby dubs IE ballot screen 'threatening and confusing'

Mike Whitehurst
FAIL

STFU Opera

Omfg Opera = whiniest bunch of kids.

Your browser fails. get over it.

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Microsoft ditches Windows 7 E plans

Mike Whitehurst
WTF?

Windows 7 E Pre-order

I already preordered windows 7 e.... does that mean I have to preorder again, or does it mean i'll receive a different product to what i ordered?

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Average UK broadband just over half advertised speed

Mike Whitehurst
Grenade

lol

Nice article, you just trashed Virgin's contention.

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IE icon too familiar for Microsoft EU settlement?

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Opera sux

Yeah who cares about Opera, nobody would pick it anyway.

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Swine flu will [enter scare words here]...

Mike Whitehurst
Stop

The internet gives you swine flu

You CAN catch swine flu from the Internet - please stay out of crowded areas.

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Windows 7 still baking in oven, insists Microsoft

Mike Whitehurst
Linux

Interesting

That's a difficult question.

Do you release your 7600 build and allow the world to test it? Or do you keep hold of it, to give users more of a reason to buy a retail copy?

Do they need more of a reason to buy a retail copy? Will 7100 users buy retail Seven, or will they go back to XP, or Vista - whatever they already have a copy of?

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Microsoft offers Windows 7 early and cheap to volume customers

Mike Whitehurst
Troll

Business Motivation

I can see business persons being pressured into upgrading, and saving money, and getting productivity, and not using 8 year old operating systems, and blah blah blah...

Then going over to their IT guys and saying "upgrade us now", and then not caring when the IT guys say "actually this won't run on our cheap-ass business machines", and then blaming the IT guys when the experience is bad.

Discounts are evil.

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Robot land-steamers to consume all life on Earth as fuel

Mike Whitehurst
Flame

I have seen Terminator

This is dumb, no?

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BT abandons Phorm

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A good product?

I really wish companies would produce a quality product which serves the customers' needs at the best possible price. I also wish people weren't retarded, that way companies wouldn't be able to mess them around with small print and breaches of privacy. Far too many retards using computers these days.

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Europe won't pay more for Windows 7. Really!

Mike Whitehurst
Badgers

What's the problem again?

What's the problem with MS shipping Windows with IE again? Every now-and-then you need IE anyway, may as well save yourself the hassle of installing it.

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Google will tell your mates where you are

Mike Whitehurst
Pirate

Not Original

Someone at my uni invented this about 3 years ago, I hope Google paid him.

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US woman says Ubuntu can't access internet

Mike Whitehurst
Flame

Solution

So who's fault is it?

Her fault, for not knowing anything about Ubuntu?

Dell's fault, for letting her have Ubuntu?

Microsoft's fault, for creating software that doesn't work on Ubuntu?

Ubuntu's fault, for not being compatible with Word?

She can't be expected to know about Ubuntu, so it's not her fault. Dell sell computers, if someone buys the wrong thing, it's not their fault either. Microsoft make Windows, they don't want people to have Ubuntu, fair enough. Ubuntu... perhaps should support more applications.

BLAME UBUNTU !

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Vista SP2 to land in April 2009-ish?

Mike Whitehurst
Paris Hilton

Overthinking

Remember MS has an obligation to support and OS for x years, this service pack is for those unfortunate enough to own a copy of Vista. I'm confident MS have their devs focused on Windows 7, as we all agree they should do.

Windows 7 + SSD + Triple Channel DDR3 + Core i7 = WIN (in a year or two)

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Main BBC channels to be broadcast live via web

Mike Whitehurst
Stop

QFE

Bloody hell. I have enough problems with the arseholes at TV licensing whinging about me not having a license to have a TV, I dont need these bitches whinging that I now need a license to use the internet.

I DONT OWN A STINKING TV. I DONT WATCH THE BBC, and still these arses send me threatening letters at least once a month. Now they can send me letters saying we know you have an internet connection. Give us money or else we'll take you to court.

fantastic.

executives at the bbc should burn for this.

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Microsoft: Windows 7 ready for Christmas 2009

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Thumb Up

but what can it bring to the table to make it a "must have" upgrade vs XP?

DirectX 10, 11, or whatever is out at the time. DirectX 9 has had it's day.

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Burned by Chrome - Fire put out

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Heart

Mistake

Tinfoil hats off.

They exaggerated a statement designed to cover their own asses. They weren't trying to steal your blog images. I'm sure this will be resolved over the next day or two. If not, the gloves will come off.

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Spammers, Cuil, and the rescue from planet Google

Mike Whitehurst
Alert

NSFW

Yeah OK, It really was Not Safe For Work...

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CherryPal out sweetens Apple with 2W, ultra-cheap PC

Mike Whitehurst
Stop

lol

That's great, until you want to use vista, or a game, or any office application.

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W3C 'clarifies' HTML 5 v XHTML

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bit confusing

HTML5 is made of fail. Those dodgy shadows remind me of marquee and blink.

Please everyone ignore HTML5.

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