* Posts by Laurent Somers

12 posts • joined 6 Jun 2008

Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE

Laurent Somers

starting at 349 *dollars*, not pounds...

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Vodafone Iceland Björked after Turkish hacker pinches passwords

Laurent Somers

Correction

Actually, it contains SMS messages as recent as 28.11.2013, about 80 thousand entries (and, yes, accounts of about 78.000 users). The messages are ones sent via user's My Pages from the web. Messages that even the users themselves, did not have access to after sending them.

Well done, Vodafone! Promoting privacy awareness in a big way!

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Apple's iWatch to appear in 2014, will RULE your home – new claim

Laurent Somers

I guess it depends on where you strap your watch

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iPhone 5S: 64-bit A7, 128GB storage, flashy ƒ/2.0 camera, and...

Laurent Somers

LPDDR3 + 64-bit

Maybe the LPDDR3, faster memory is to compensate for the slower 64-bit access?

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Skype: Nearly half of adults don't install software updates

Laurent Somers

I *downgraded* to 4.6(iirc) to avoid the memory bloat

It's astonishing to see how bloated skype has become, memory- and resource-wise and how they keep on piling unnecessaryand untelated features.

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Will Google regret the mega data center?

Laurent Somers

Google doesn't have *one* mega data center

Seems to me Google is doing *exactly* that, by having 40 datacenters, and not 1. Their datacenter-in-a-box is probably another tool in their strategy.

Divide, and conquer.

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Staten Island manhole swallows texting teen

Laurent Somers
FAIL

Would she have seen the cone?

Just wondering ...

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Homosexuality does for UK blue duck population

Laurent Somers
Linux

You forgot to link the gay necrophiliac mallard duck article on El Reg!

Kees Moeliker's paper "The first case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard anas platyrhynchos" ...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/03/09/gay_duck_honour/

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Intel's future Xeons to share sockets

Laurent Somers
Stop

Moving the memory controller off the CPU chip?

I'm curious, what do you think is the logic behind that move? I could imagine it might perhaps be advantageous for gaming machines, but for servers...?

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Arctic ice refuses to melt as ordered

Laurent Somers
Stop

Arctic ice vs. Arctic SEA Ice

Not quite the same thing, and the article seems to confuse the two.

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EMC adds Mozy lifesaver to Iomega drives

Laurent Somers
Paris Hilton

Er, those without the IOMega drive and Retrospect can get it gratis, too

http://mozy.com/home

Free 2 gigs for home use. Quite handy, actually. I'd feel a bit sheepish if I'd buy the drive based on those factors only to find half of the bundle is free for anyone, no purchase required.

Paris, because, this sounds a wee stupid.

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Dell's wee Eee-alike loses some keys

Laurent Somers

My money's on the Acer

My main gripes with the EEE were the awkward keyboard and the too narrow screen/resolution.

The Acer seems to fix both issues and at a better price, to boot.

The EEE's getting a wEEE too expensive.

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