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LOHAN crash lands on CNN

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@ Lester Haines

Did Ms Trentmann actually listen to what has been going on, or was she just there for booze and bites?

I had a read through the writeup and it's factually more wrong than right. Or is this intentional, so that it makes a better read for "Welt" subscribers?

Never mind . . .

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Apple, FBI: YES we're, er, looking into the NAKED CELEBRITY PICS. Aren't you?

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@dan1980: - Re: If you don't want any naked pix

There's no need to delete them from the phone if I used a standard digital camera . . . Cough. I'm sure that's not what you wanted to say.

I go by the rule that if I don't want it to be known or seen, I'll not tell or show it. Specially if it can be connected to me.

. . . and in my book putting it into any cloud as a usable file is showing. If I really, really need to back up to a cloud service, then the file is locally encrypted first and then uploaded. Encryption by the service is not acceptable as far as privacy is concerned.

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If you don't want any naked pix

of yourself (celebrity or not) on the internet, just don't take any.

There, fixed.

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End of buttons? Apple looks to patent animating iPhone sidewalls

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Re: Not at all like

Awww, diddums.

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@ Credas - Re: Trivia

. . . on a mobile device. . .

yawn.

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LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch

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Should be obvious:

Mordens Manus Pascens (Informatica)

Seeing that I'm not a Latinian, efforts to clean up the grammar are greatly appreciated.

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The final score: Gramophones 1 – Glassholes 0

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@ !Spartacus - Re: @ AC ~1220h - Photos photos

Don't worry, I'm rarely in Wales.

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@ Isendel Steel - Re: Do we need

Yes! And litigate, of course!

I'm off to the patent office, you better run if you want to beat me to it . . .

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@ AC ~1220h - Re: Photos photos

.. because you might confuse wearers by hacking their glasses and feeding each one the viewpoint of some other wearer?

or shouting: "OK glass, horse porn, loop, mike off!"

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@ Drat - Re: Photos photos

> . . .

In fact I wonder why there is not a version without the front facing camera

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The same reason why there's no TV without a remote, no Laptop without a keyboard and no tablet without a touchscreen.

It's its main input device. To actually be useful, and not just a very small, very bad GoPro, you have to be able to point and ask at a party: "OK, Glass, that watch there, how much does it cost and where can I buy it?" or, with the kids in the zoo: "What are these animals called?" or "Where am I and how do I get home?"

Microphone only would be pretty lame, I think.

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Say goodbye to the noughties: Yesterday’s hi-fi biz is BUSTED, bro

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Re: @ Simon Harris - This new stuff looks boring

Sony's ES (TAN77, great speaker control) series amps used to be rather good, even for audiophile ears.

And yes, Bose is the Marmite of HiFi.

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@ unwarranted triumphalism - Re: This new stuff looks boring

While you have a point, I loved the VU meter on the front of my Pioneer M90; sounded rather nice with a pair of Pilot ST 505's (had to sell it due to move - sniff).

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@ Simon Harris - Re: This new stuff looks boring

The formula you're looking for is QS = (PxW)/(NB x LOC), where QS is Quality of Sound, P is price paid, W is weight, NB is number of control elements on the front panel and LOC is Lines of Code of any Software used to control the unit.

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Today in IT news: iPad Fleshlight a reality

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Rewiring needed

If you would cleverly combine it with this you could at least charge your tablet while you're wanking working.

Other than that, I stand by my comment to the Teddy Love: Get me off this planet . . .

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Maplin Electronics sold for £85m to Rutland Partners

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@ Mage - Re: Too much junk

You do know that the only reason they are still there is because they sell the overpriced toy rubbish?

You can't live off selling 3x1N4001, 2xBC237, few resistors and 2 LEDs on the high street.

Sad, but true: the Maplin days are over. As an 'electronics' store anyway, the name might carry on as a gadget place...

Just my personal opinion.

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WP8 app

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WP8 app

Hi Reg,

the Register WP8 app consistendly fails to load comments in-app with the error that it can't access the comments at the moment. Is there a hard link that has changed and was not updated?

It's not super critical, as there's a link to 'view in browser', and there's also the mobile site...

But there's nothing but complaints in the WP app store about the comments being broken.

Might be an idea to let someone at Ocasta or whoever did the WP app have a look at it.

Greetz

Andy

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Creepy battery-operated TEDDY BEAR SEX TOY. Sadly, this is for real

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@ skeptical i - Re: The thumb of the lass on the right

. . . like this?

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@ JDX -

Ear-otic?

Un-bear-able . . .

Sorry.

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One ticket to Mars, please.

No, I don't need a return, one-way only, thank you.

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Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi! 3D HOLO-PHONE hinted in Amazon vid

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@ Rob Taylor - Re: I think it's a lenticular display

Dat link . . .

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Microsoft lobs Files app at WinPhone users with lots of ... uh ... files

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@ Crazy Operations Guy - Re: Apple

I had to log on just to upvote you.

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Graphics pros left hanging as Adobe Creative Cloud outage nears 24 hours

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@ Jan Hargreaves - Re: A storm in a tea cup

> . . .

inc 50GB of cloud storage

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Which is, of course, fully accessible offline? But who'd leave his work exclusively on other people's drives?

Oh, wait . . .

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@ Destroy All Monsters - Re SaaS

. . . and fuck the cause, too.

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SaaS

Fuck that.

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Scientists warn of FOUR-FOOT sea level rise from GLACIER melt

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WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!1!!11!

Yup.

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Now is 'the wrong time to send hundreds of millions of dollars to Kremlin' - SpaceX boss

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Re: Those bloody monks

A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling

by Mark Twain

For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "g/j" anomali wonse and for all. Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants. Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli. Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.

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Apple patent pokes at holographic iPhone screen

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Oh wow.

Just think of how this is going to get blown out of proportion as soon as it's been through a few fanboi tech-savvy creative artists-forums: It'll be a feature of the iPhone 6W (the iWatch-wristphone), it'll project imax (why else would they call the cinema like that?) films in 4k x 2k including 8.2 channel THX in a virtual size of 45' diameter and 12' high around you, and it will make Siri interact with you not only visually but also orally. It also obviously has solved the battery time problem of the iWatch, since it clearly states 46 hours of running time on the drawing (in the top. left of the Z [stands for "Zeit", time in German], there's the number 46. What else could it mean? There. Proof.). There'll be videos about it. Watch to the end for the features!

Beautiful.

ha. sniggersnigger. gnrrrz . . . Bruhahahaha!

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Teen girl arrested with 70-year-old man's four inch weapon inside her

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Am I really the first one

thinking that Dallas Archer was not her real name?

More likely it was Eskimo Nell.

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Dell charges £5 to switch on power-saving for new PCs (it takes 5 clicks)

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@ Billa Bong - Re: So...

I like your post, but I'm too stingy.

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P. T. Barnum (allegedly) quote/ 419er motto

If you can get away with it . . .

You can't protect everyone from their own silliness. It might even be educational to be ripped off a few times in your life, otherwise you will depend too much on other people's sense, common or not.

No, I don't endorse this "we'll click for you for a fiver", but you don't have to select it after all.

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So, just how do you say 'the mutt's nuts' in French?

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@ Cliff - Re: Welsh any help?

But we're looking for the possessive " 's ", not the plural " s " aren't we?

I don't actually speak Welsh, so take that with a pinch of salt.

And before someone tells me, I just saw that there's a comma missing between "good thing that way" and "the translation would be". To late for editing. My bad.

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Deutsch.

Apart from the fact that people in the old Vaterland wouldn't refer to a specially good thing that way the translation would be: "Die Nüsse des Hundes". Alternatively you could call the male canine gonads "Eier" (eggs), which is more common.

To preserve the colloquial humour I would propose: "Die Klöten des Köters*". I don't think anyone ever said that, but it sounds cool. At least for northerners with a soft spot for alliterations; I don't think "Klöten" is used in the south...

* The "ö" is rather like the "i" and half the "r" in "first". A bit like the Swedish chef from the muppets.

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Battery-production problems delay anorexic 5.5-inch 'iPhone Air'

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@DougS - Re: I know it won't be a problem

I'm afraid I have to contradict you there. It might be a problem, because the magical powers of St. Steve are not around any more. When he was on earth, things happened according to his commands (even if the commands changed at some point...). TC doesn't seem to have this ability.

Jobs would not have this problem, The launch would always have been later, the phone always been thicker, or the battery always been of a lesser capacity, because it would have been better due to the fact that it was Apple.

The magic is gone.

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Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES

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Apple files a stupid patent application;

There's a queue on the M25.

Unusual enough for news?

Meh.

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Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS

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well, that was to be expected.

See my comments here:

http://theregister.co.uk/2013/10/16/apple_cuts_iphone_5c_order/

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AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'

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@ stu4 - getting interested

So you're saying that PS and LR really heavily profit from a supported GPU? I had given up on that idea...

Not meant sarky, I'm genuinely interested in your findings there.

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@ stu4 - Re: @ Acme Fixer - not gaming...

CC. CS?

How much happens on the GPU? Tried it?

Sigh. Nevermind.

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@ Acme Fixer - Re: not gaming...

Sorry, but there is no hardware solution for Photoshop or Lightroom. Specially not for CC.

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Greg Christie to leave Apple as Jonathan Ive seizes design reins

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@ Scott L. Burson - Re: "seizes design reigns"???

It never reins, it poors.

SCNR

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Report mash-up: Apple to sell 65 million $269 iWatches in first year

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@ Peter Spicer - Re: You know they have reached market saturation

. . . but if Apple doesn't market a smartwatch now, how are they then going to justify afterwards blocking Samsung's sales for infringing on their idea before?

This gets a bit like reading "The cat who walks through walls".

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Canonical to halt its Ubuntu One file service

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@ Michael Habel - Re: Canonical to halt its Ubuntu One file service

El Reg did report a week ago:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/02/ubuntunone_canonical_axes_storage_service/

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Furious MyCloud users descend on WD website as borkage continues

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One of the NSA-trainees

played with recursive permissions . . .

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BEHOLD the HOLY GRAIL of TECH: The REVERSIBLE USB plug

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Overloading USB

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/apple-charger-kit-21a-a90kq

These are sold...

Already out of spec.

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' frank ly - Re: @ andreas koch @ Graham Dawson - Am I the only one ....

Agreed.

Kzerrrrrt. Frizzzz. I can hear it already. Nevermind, weekend!

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@ Frank Long - Re: @ frank ly - Am I the only one ....

. . . >

Additionally, the voltage is 5V, not 20V.

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At the moment, yes. But the article stated that USB-C would support up to 20V/5A. And that is frightening when interrupted under load, especially as there will be some capacitors and coils in the supply to get the ripples of the SPS under control. The back EMF from that L/C combo can be much higher than the original voltage and make the spark longer.

It's not the insertion that I find dubious. it's when someone just pulls the plug, as it happen so often.

edit: I just looked at the presentation. The Micro-C type will be limited to 20V/3A. Still a lot.

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@ Graham Dawson - Re: Am I the only one ....

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Yes. Your current phone charger is also capable of delivering 100 watts.

It's a meaningless statement without a time component.

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We're talking power here, not work. My phone charger might be capable of delivering 100 Watt-Hours (in 10 hours), but it's not capable of delivering 100 Watt.

I think you probably twisted it around a bit.

Nevermind, it's Friday!

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@ frank ly - Re: Am I the only one ....

Nope. To be honest, even 2A on a standard USB 2 plug seemed high to me. 5A on this frightens the shine off my shoes.

But: My guess is that (on insertion) GND makes contact first, then VCC and then data. The current is then only switched on when the plug is all in. I take it that there will be some really fast Schottky's involved for cutting the power if someone pulls the plug under load; 5A @ 20V DC pulls a longer spark than any gap possible in this small plug. I'd give it a lifetime of 2 cycles.

Flames, natch.

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Back off, Siri! Microsoft debuts Halo beauty Cortana

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@ moiety -

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This sentence makes me cross. It is not true; and that's just the start of where it's wrong.

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While you are completely right, there is the detail that when Mr. Jobs said similar things about Siri every fanboi ejaculated involuntarily.

Sales hype, everyone does it (unfortunately).

I take it that the continuation of it's wrongness that you hint at is the storing of query data at MS. I agree, that makes it unusable for me.

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'I like big butts and I cannot lie, hackers take Pinterest on a joyride'

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Re: @ Eddy Ito - So, one question

Sorry for your misspelled name. You can call me Andrej.

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Zuck: Web drones, not balloons (cough, cough Google) are way forward

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@ Charles 9 - Re: FB & Google...

X!au lives in Botswana, some miles into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. He has had an upset stomach for the last 6 months and now it's getting really bad. The next town with a doctor is Letlhakane, 125 miles northeast. When he gets there after 3 weeks, (alone, his family can't spare another member) the doctor, who is paid by the mining companies in the area and very busy with broken hands, legs and concussions, will surely look up his symptoms on Google and give him a couple of packs of Omeprazole that he begged of a fellow doctor in Mahalapye on his Facebook page. 2 weeks later he will post on Twitter that X!au is much better now and on his way back.

X!au's family unfortunately don't look at Dr. Akinya's tweet, because they haven't got a screen nor the electricity to run it even if they could read.

They also don't know that X!au was trampled to death by a gnu* 10 miles from home.

Charles, anything usual that has a chance to get treated with something off the standard WHO med list will be known by a doctor, or can be had from a book that doesn't need an infrastructure to power it. Everything else, sad as it is, will be untreatable due to a lack of funds.

Tesla can't even get a covering network of charging stations going in the high-tech US. Getting the remotest places on Earth on the 'net is like putting salt and pepper on a steak that is still part of it's live wildebeest and busy moving it around.

If our 'civilized' lifestyle is really what people in those regions want, if it is the best way, with all the advantages and the drawbacks, it will have to grow there. Otherwise all we get is Google+ or Facebook picture posts of rapidly approaching bovines.

* not Richard Stallman's fault.

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