* Posts by The Envoy

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Google grabs slice of interwebs for EVERYONE (who speaks Japanese)

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Re: みんな

Apparently 皆様 is a bit more formal than みんな, and we all know that Google is just like one of our close friends or part of the family. Yes?

素晴らしい週末を!

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Gold meddler: Doctor Who is 50 years old TODAY

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Sooo...

So.... as a pesron who's seen zero (0) episodes of Dr Who; why should I bother? And where should I start?

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Rare gold iPhone 5s goes up against 50 caliber high precision rifle

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WTF?

So what's the goal and meaning of this?

Seems a bit pointless to me. But, then again, what's funny and what's not?

In related news I am looking for funding for a site where I'll cover famous people in mustard and/or mayo.

New episodes every week. Gonna be spectacular!

Message me.

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Google's latest PRIVACY MELTDOWN: Web chats sent to WRONG people

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I am sure this is just another clever part of the KitKat sell-thru campaign.

Just stay calm and have another piece of chocolate.

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Wrist SLAP: Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch hands-on

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Will work just fine...

It's a new gadget familiar enough to sell enough to keep the tech business and tech media in business another year or three. That's all... But enough.

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THE HORROR: Bloody SLAB sales slash fest forecast for 2013

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Countdown to confusion...

Headline says fewer will be sold when it is the new PREDICTION that has been lowered compared to the old one. The actual sales is still predicted to be up by almost 58 percent.

Minus 1,7 million says the headline. I get the difference between 229.3 million and 227.4 million to 1.9, so I predict, nay, state that 200 000 tablets have gone missing in this melange of fact and fiction.

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Behind the candelabra: Power cut sends Britain’s boxes back to the '70s

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Go

Dr Wu!

Thanks for that scene from I've-been-there-land, Alistair Dabbs. And and extra pint for the Steely Dan link!

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China prepares to lift 13-year game console ban – report

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Rocket Ranger!

As long as they decide to release an upgraded 2013 version of Rocket Ranger I am happy...

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Life on Mars means subsisting on grim diet of turd-garden spinach

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What about the beer?

No beer = My turds stay on Earth!

And I must say I am looking forward to the Mars One debacle mentioned/linked to in the article. All in the name of money ... er, no, that should apparently be science.

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Russian geologist claims finding chunks of Tunguska Event invader

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Alien

Re: Nonsense, it was a UFO crashing

Aaah! Good ol' Erich is still around, you know...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_von_D%C3%A4niken

http://www.daniken.com/

;)

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Movie, TV ads annoying? You ain't seen nothin' yet

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Pirate

They'll fix that, no problem

I am pretty sure you'll be able to buy different verions of movies etc were you get to pay a premium price to get the version not soiled by ads.

At least this looks like an excuse for Mr Lucas to remaster and re-re-release the Star Wars saga at least a couple more times...

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Sergey Brin emasculated after HORROR smartphone disaster

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Meh

Huh?

Penis!

(That's all...)

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Facebook turns billion-dollar profit into tax refund

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Re: Billion dollar profit ?

"Why does this make me feel so ill ?"

Basically it's because it is commercial leanings having it's way with just about everything. Good if you happen to be on the recieving end...

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Twitter translated to LOLCATZ: Strangely this had not been done

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Re: The Dialectizer - the original web translator

Thanks for the Swedish Chef link/translation. It was almost like being back home in Sweden reading again.

...

Hey, wait ... I already am.

OK.

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Google exec defends search snooping, location tracking

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3.14?

So Outlook means less pie??

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We're not making this up: Apple trademarks the SHOP

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New business model looming

After the computer sales fizzle Apple can probably continue for a couple of decades living off of the money made from suing companies and persons breaking one or more of those silly trademarks and patents.

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Ten weird Chinese mobile phones

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Her you go

http://www.s-w-a-p.co.uk/models/swap-nova/

Check links. Cheapest seem to be MenKind at £79.99

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Walmart workers filmed playing iPad frisbee

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Stop

iPhone owners weird width/height ratio ... on their videos

Is it just laziness filming stuff in a "standing letterbox" ratio, or do the manual feature an order that the new owner should use the iPhone that way when filming. It's a grandiose waste of space and unnatural in every sense of the word. Stop it!

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4G: Bad coverage, crap battery life - but at least it's really expensive

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Re: Why no VoLTE?

According to this article

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2012/08/123_116866.html

South Korea is on VoLTE since August.

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Unhappy

Re: What's the point of 4G...

Wow... That's really terrible.

(Stunned in Sweden)

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Yahoo! will! ignore! 'Do! Not! Track!' from! IE10!

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WTF?

The shame in selling things

OK. So we all know that Yahoo and others on the Internet survive by selling us stuff. So when and where did it become a no-no to say that? Why do you have to talk about "user experience" and such. Dress it up. It's all about selling stuff. From the useful to - mostly - crap. Just like it's always been since the world of commerce took over.

Experience that.

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Amazon lends e-books free to Prime subscribers

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Meh

"Free"...?

Let's see:

"getting to read them for free will no doubt appeal to many."

versus

"Amazon’s UK wing is now a lending library, albeit a private one exclusive to folk willing to cough up £49 a year."

49 a year? Doesn't seem free to me.

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APPLE: SCREW YOU, BRITS, everyone else says Samsung copied us

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WTF?

Cool!

Could someone ... anyone with knowledge in in legal speak point me in the direction of the books on law where you can read up on what legally is considered "cool". Or not.

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BBC pulls plug Ceefax ahead of analogue TV's end tonight

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Swedish text-TV on the web

And you can even pick the way you watch it. TV style

http://www.svt.se/svttext/tv/pages/100.html

or Interweb style

http://www.svt.se/svttext/web/pages/100.html

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Hong Kong's lucky mobile number hawkers revealed

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Angel

Lucky number? Ask Lene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGoEmhQP774

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Ancient 16m-yr-old beastie caught riding on much bigger flying mount

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Joke

Are they sure it's not a bug in the software...

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Massive strike at Foxconn's iPhone 5 factory

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Stop

Stop this!

It can only result in me having to pay more for my phone. Maybe even so much more I can't afford to change phones every 12 months... IT IS MY BIRTHRIGHT!

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Mozilla's Persona single sign-on service enters beta

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Trollface

Stop it, I say!

Change is confusing. Stop it. Now.

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UK electric car funding - another subsidy for the RICH, say MPs

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IGY

I.G.Y. (International Geophysical Year)

Donald Fagen

Standing tough under stars and stripes

We can tell

This dream's in sight

You've got to admit it

At this point in time that it's clear

The future looks bright

On that train all graphite and glitter

Undersea by rail

Ninety minutes from New York to Paris

Well by seventy-six we'll be A.O.K.

What a beautiful world this will be

What a glorious time to be free

Get your ticket to that wheel in space

While there's time

The fix is in

You'll be a witness to that game of chance in the sky

You know we've got to win

Here at home we'll play in the city

Powered by the sun

Perfect weather for a streamlined world

There'll be spandex jackets one for everyone

What a beautiful world this will be

What a glorious time to be free

On that train all graphite and glitter

Undersea by rail

Ninety minutes from New York to Paris

(More leisure time for artists everywhere)

A just machine to make big decisions

Programmed by fellows with compassion and vision

We'll be clean when their work is done

We'll be eternally free yes and eternally young

What a beautiful world this will be

What a glorious time to be free

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sogYgHlNnqo

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Swedes are best at using the internet, says Berners-Lee

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FAIL

Re: Languages???

I recall the hard rock outfit Trojan that decided to put those dots above the "o" to get some Scandinavian/Viking(Gothic/Whatever feel on their album cover. Problem is that Tröjan translates as "Sweater" in Swedish. Not that hard rock anymore.

And be careful with those umlauts/dots/"prickar" out there!

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Happy

Re: Languages???

Greetings from #1 Sweden!

The correct spelling in Swedenese is "pörn", "pörren".

Enjoy.

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Climate denier bloggers sniff out new conspiracy

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"Does not compute"

It's Friday!

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'Picture of Dorian Gray' borrowed in 1934 is finally returned

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Re: It's not what you know....

Stephen in Experiment IV? No. But Dawn French and Hugh Laurie both are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTUcoR8_pyE&

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Samsung plonks universal search BACK into Galaxy S IIIs

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IT Angle

So... a couple of days ago my Samsung GS2 and I got a message saying a software update was available. But trying to download it I immediately got a message saying no update was available.

Today the same thing.

Must've been this out and in thing, yes?

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iPhone 5 poised to trounce Android, devastate BlackBerry?

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null and void

I am no expert on statistics but find it impossible to think that you can pick 400 people that statistically represent and correctly reflect the 1 475 000 000 living in the states and countries mentioned.

And see it quoted in media as some serious investigative this-will-happen-for-sure poll... Amazing!

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Win! a Samsung 830 SSD

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Background image?

Are the three people in the background pic actors in some prime time "comedy" coming our way sooner rather than later.

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Fans get date with Lara Croft

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But why...

...can't she move her lips and face muscles?

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Tomb Raider dev denies Croft rape scene

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Trollface

Re: Gee... May I suggest

Laura just because Lara need to be "reinvented"

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Meh

Re: Gee... May I suggest

"Laura Croft - Vampire Twilight" ?

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Torvalds splits 2012 Millennium Technology Prize with gene scientist

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Tack! (*)

(*) Swedish meaning "Thank you!"

For providing the embedded clip with Swedish subtitles. It helped me understand the non-English parts of the video.

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Intel to target TV viewers with facial recognition ad tech

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There's always a market ...

Today I saw a newspaper asking five people if 2 000 USD/1 360 GBP/1 680 Euro is too much to pay for a pair of sneakers.

All adults said no. The young girl asked said "yes, if it is original enough".

The follow up question to her would've been "how do you pay for it?", but it was never asked and I guess she'll pay with one of those phone loans with ridiculous interest rates.

Consumingly yours,

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Facebook tears wraps off its own app store

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WTF?

Apps?

As a person born in the very late 1950's and around to get my first computer interaction on VIC20 and Amiga 500 I am puzzled by this app craze. Most of them just saves you a couple of clicks and add various number of ad-related schlock to the process of getting from A to B.

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1930s photos show Greenland glaciers retreating faster than today

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And always remember:

Predicting the future of the planet is a competition!

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Dish Networks locks horns with broadcasters over ad skipping

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Re: Someone has to pay... Sound and vision

Aaah, the commercials too loud complaint. Very often up for debate here in Sweden as well. And the answer is always something like this:

"But, hey, it's not louder. We just compress the sound to make it stand out and get noticed".

And so it continues...

Someone has to pay, even for the so called "free" stuff. And that someone is - as always - you and me, the viewer.

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The Register is rocking on Windows Phone 7

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Re: Web site apps

"The Reg feeds all point to the desktop site, which is a pain when using Google Reader on a phone."

And even more when you're reading the neighbours computer screen using your binoculars.

Can I please subscribe to the printed edition.

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Pints under attack as Lord Howe demands metric-only UK

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Pint

Re: Piss off yourself

Worse still; some places - mainly in larger cities - that used to serve you a pint OR 500 ml sneakily shrunk the size to 400 ml instead of raising the price. Unacceptable for a person who like me prefer nothing smaller than 500 ml.

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Ten... freeware gems for new PCs

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Coat

Full of suggestions!

After dowloading all suggested freeeware in the comments my computer is a mess of programs scattered all over the harddrive.

I'll get my coat and go buy that Windows Office bundle...

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Samsung sheds light on low-cost WinPho blower

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Trollface

Re: ooh!

I'd say that with the exeption of no upgrades what you just wrote is true for e-a-c-h and e-v-e-r-y phone released these days.

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Knomo Folio iPad 3 case

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Case closed

All we need now is a protective case to protect the protective case from damage and stains. Then yet another case to protect the case that protects the case. And so on, and so on....

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