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* Posts by Tommy Pock

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Is Google really mulling building a US cellphone network? Allegedly, yes

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"We're interrupting this call to bring you some important messages. You can cancel this ad in 30 seconds..."

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HTC One M8: Reg man takes spin in Alfa Romeo of smartphone world

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Transferring files

Airdroid works. All you need is a browser on your PC, it doesn't matter what OS you're using

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Re: Battery

Good grief. If your battery is dying just get a replacement phone under warranty, this isn't North Korea

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Vauxhall.

Nissan.

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Is Apple about unleash a cheaper 8GB iPhone 5C? O2 'leak' suggests: Yes

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Re: Apple don't lose money on the unsold ones anyway right?

Option Apple) Carrier agrees to buy x units (or else carrier isn't supplied with iStock and carrier goes bust). iStock is now carrier's responsibility. No returns.

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Re: 8GB is pretty useless

It's only 5GB after iOS has strolled in and put its feet up. 8GB wasn't even generous when I bought my Pre3 4 years ago

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Windows Phone beats BLACKBERRY in mobe OS popularity stakes

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All the snidey comments aside:

This is just as exciting as the time in the mid 80s when the Lada Riva was outselling the FSO Polonez 3 to 1

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SACRILEGE! Hitchhiker's Guide game's back ... and it TWEETS at you

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I'm stuck on the bridge of The Heart Of Gold. AGAIN.

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UK spies on MILLIONS of Yahoo! webcams, ogles sex vids - report

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Legal framework

We all operate within a legal framework. The police operate within a legal framework. Criminals operate within a legal framework.

Asserting that your organisation operates within a legal framework means literally nothing. If they haven't broken any laws they'd say something like

We haven't broken any laws.

Don't hold your breath waiting for that one.

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Vodafone's Euro revenues slump by nearly TEN PER CENT

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Tax again

They don't pay any so their revenues are completely irrelevant

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Globe grabbin,’ sphere slammin’, orb-tossin’, pill poppin’... Speedball

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A million is still a lot to normal people, Walliams

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I agree. But on the other hand; Magic Pockets

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Re: Joystick Killer

Should have bought a Konix Speedking. Unbreakable.

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3rd best two-player game on the Amiga

behind Kick Off 2 and Ballblazer

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US megalocorp AT&T: We're NOT swallowing Blighty's Vodafone

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I don't blame them

Vodafone aren't - and won't be - stocking the LG G2

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Apple’s Mac turns 30: How Steve Jobs’ baby took its first steps

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Coat

Re: Powerbook 170

Oh. Oh yeah. I'll get my coat

and go shopping for a floppy drive

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Powerbook 170

I've got one of those in a cupboard. No operating systen though, I don't know where that went, it was given to me in that state.

The System 7 diskette images are free to download from Apple but as far as I know the .BINs can only be put on a floppy by a Mac with a floppy drive - rare as hens' teeth these days.

Pity.

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Windows 8.1 update 'screenshots' leak: Metro apps popped into classic desktop taskbar

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Re: Serial...

Anyone...?

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Microsoft to RIP THE SHEETS off Windows 9 aka 'Threshold' in April

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Save billions on marketing

By giving people what they WANT.

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Cicada 3301: The web's toughest and most creepy crypto-puzzle is BACK

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This is just a stop-gap until the next-gen Super Mario Cicada 3301

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It's certainly very clever.

It's a very effective way of temporarily getting intelligent people off of 4chan

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Ubuntu unleashes dual boot tool for Android mobes'n'slabs

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heeeeeeeee!

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Picture this: Data-wrangling boffins say they have made JPEGs OBSOLETE

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Ubiquity

Just because something comes along which is better than the established norm, it doesn't mean it'll be taken up as a new standard.

Look at Dvorak keyboards, HP Pre3s and rubber shoes.

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Harvard kid, 20, emailed uni bomb threat via Tor to avoid final exam, says FBI

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Re: You're hardly a kid at 20

If he was really smart he would have been able to just sit the exam

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Snowden: I'll swap you my anti-NSA knowhow for asylum ... Brazil says: Não

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Re: Ugh

I disagree completely. It's quite a recent phenomenon in journalism, and it signifies a disdain for the intelligence of the reader. A clarification would be more acceptable - if not actually acceptable - if it was placed alongside the original body of text.

It's not a huge issue but it's a personal bugbear of mine. I don't like it so I'm going to do my best to stop it.

On a positive note, I'm a fan of the Oxford comma.

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Ugh

Please don't [do that]. Your readers are intelligent enough to glean the correct meaning from a direct quote

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Two Brits face criminal trial for sending 'menacing' tweets

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On the plus side...

...the entire episode brought about a 'Twitter silence' protest, meaning Caitlin Moran and her quinoa-munching Notting Hill friends stayed away from Twitter for an entire day.

We should make this an annual event.

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You gotta fight for your copyright ... Beastie Boys sue toymaker over TV ad

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Re: @ SolidSquid

PR Game? It's not a game! The Beastie Boys are set to lose¹ hundreds of pounds through having their forgotten music exposed to the public like this!

¹make

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BlackBerry CEO: Reports of firm's death 'greatly exaggerated'

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Re: Not 'Greatly Exaggerated'

My Pre3 does - but I get your point.

Upgrade time soon and I'm trying very hard not to get a Q10. I really, really want one.

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DEATH-PROOF your old XP netbook: 5 OSes to bring it back to life

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Re: Minecraft

Oolite runs well, Half Life runs perfectly in Wine but you scan forget Minecraft. It just doesn't have the power.

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Re: To be encouraged.

Are you me...?

I recently got an old iMac, too. Ran like a dog. I put Tiger on it, updated it, stuck another 256mb of PC133 RAM in it and it runs like new. New in 2005, but still new.

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Re: Hackintosh would be cool surely

I've Hackintosh-ed mine, I've got a spare HD with it on somewhere. Works okayish. 60% of the time it'll boot into a wrong-aspect ratio square screen and there's absolutely nothing I can do to get it back. Brilliant when it works, but incredibly annoying when it doesn't.

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MSI Wind U100 here

Almost exactly the same specs as yours (2GB RAM, 160GB HD).

I use vanilla Ubuntu with mine, because I've become hooked on Unity's contextual search*. I've tried a LOT of other distros, but this one works best with the form factor. It probably doesn't run as fast as you lot reading this would like, but it probably runs better than you'd expect.

Battery life was comical though, coming in at less than an hour, so I sorted that out with a 6000mAh battery from Amazon for 30 quid, which gives me a real life 7 hours use. Also handy as a keyboard tilt because it's bloody massive.

Elementary OS Luna is another OS you might want to look at, it's small and very fast but just too basic for me. It's very well made but looks like a Fisher Price My First Mac.

Yes your son may prefer an iPad but so would mine (he's 15) and he''s quite welcome to buy one from his own money. When he's earned some.

I'm happy with my little laptop which cost me, new battery included, £120. It'd be very difficult indeed to get that much functionality for so little money any other way.

*and Compiz's Wobbly Windows. I'm a sucker for wobbly windows.

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Looks like Google may ask you to PAY for YouTube music - report

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Hang on, I've got a Pre 3

Download for offline viewing, no ads.. I get all that already.

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False widow spiders in guinea pig slaughter horror

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'killer arachnid'. You're right on one score; it's an arachnid.

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Apple stalls iWatch, 12.9-inch iPad from Quanta rumored for mid-2014

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Re: Maxipad

Oh. Bugger.

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Maxipad

That sounds like a sanitary product

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Winamp is still a thing? NOPE: It'll be silenced forever in December

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Re: BAH HUMBUG!

or Easytag on Linux. I use that alongside Rhythmbox, no problems here.

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I still use my old X10 Mini as my MP3 player, using Winamp (paid for) for its FLAC and gapless playback support. Pity.

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You THINK you're watching your LG smart TV - but IT's WATCHING YOU, baby

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Re: Clenches jaw, takes deep breath . . .

I was going to get a G2. Now I'm not. That was easy, thanks LG.

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Possibly EXPLODING or GLORIOUS Comet ISON: The (GIF) MOVIE

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We've done this.

Inventors should not be allowed to name their own inventions.

"Because it is submerged in a marine environment, I call it the going-under-the-water-safely-device."

Leonard of Quirm

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Look! GNOME 3.10 (with Fedora 20). Did we mention GNOME 3.10?

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Elementary OS Luna has done away with its minimize button as well, and it works. Kind of.

But with that, you can put them back where they're supposed to be (close,minimize,maximize:) with gconf-editor. I don't know if that'll work with Gnome 3

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MPAA, RIAA: Kids need to learn 3 Rs – reading, writing and NO RIPPING

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Re: Sponsored curriculum

I've been thinking about this. Egg on buttered toast is seen as a normal healthy breakfast, as is cereal with milk and a light sprinkling of sugar. Perfectly normal.

Using exactly the same ingredients (flour, eggs, milk, sugar), I can make cake.

So I eat cake every morning. You can't argue with science.

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Re: Sponsored curriculum

Also, watch out for linguistic tricks in advertising

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Sponsored curriculum

Great idea!

On Wednesday morning the reception class will be held by by Special K representatives, teaching the importance of starting the day with a breakfast consisting of 17% sugar.

Wednesday afternoons is loan practice in the Wonga block

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Apple kicks iStuff-sniffer out of App Store

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Handy tip

We can all ensure that every store has an available stock of iPhones, iPads and iPods by not buying any.

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Staying power: The small screen spans of the eleven Doctor Whos

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I remember when infographics were called diagrams. It was all fields around here then

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Cinnamon Desktop: Breaks with GNOME, finds beefed-up Nemo

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Re: sounds like it works then

Can't you just run

firefox -P

from Terminal to access the profile manager rather than use sudo?

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