* Posts by Tommy Pock

255 posts • joined 10 Sep 2008

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Phablet for the biz fleet with easy typing: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Tommy Pock

Camera protrudes gracefully from the back

That sounds marvellous. The camera on the back of my Lumia 1020 protrudes from the back with aching vulgarity

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What's that THUD sound? It's your Lumia's best feature after unflashing Windows 10

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Ignore the title of my previous comment. No idea how that got there; I'll turn my phone off and on again.

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I know reality TV

Windows 10 is going nowhere near my 1020. Oh no. Uh-uh.

Until I get bored on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

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I know reality TV

So that'll be two blondes, two brunettes, a token Asian man, two body builders, two extremely camp, shrieking men, an ageing American model and a blind Scotsman with one arm.

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Cuddly robots, whipsmart laughs and plenty of heart in Big Hero 6

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Pixar

Don't you dare call Up a Disney film. Disney make shoddy plastic toys and talking electronic Disney Princess cash registers. Up is, was, and always will be, a Pixar film.

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Living with a Renault Twizy: Pah! Bring out the HOVERCRAFT

Tommy Pock

Why would you get one of these

and not a Carver One?

If you say 'price' then you are not this toy's target market

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Planning to upgrade your Lumia to Windows 10? NOT SO FAST

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Nope.

And the chances of the apps I have on Windows Phone 8.1 working on Windows 10 are...?

Keeping WP 8.1 on my 1020. I'm not stupid.

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Sly peers attempt to thrust hated Snoopers' Charter into counter-terror and security bill

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Can you see Lagarde or Lord Rothschild going through customs checks before getting on a private jet?

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This is what the extra surveillance is for. And you thought it was for terrorism. link

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Acer Chromebook 13: The best Googletop on the market?

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Re: It's just not worth it

Oh yeah, it has a much bigger screen. Silly me for forgetting how irritating bigger screens are. At least I have no trouble lifting 2.4 kilo, I'm still quite young

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It's just not worth it

I just bought Acer's own Aspire E51 - 8GB RAM, 1TB HD, three USB 3.0 ports, DVD-RW and 7 hour battery life for £289. Only twenty quid more than their top-spec Chromebook. That's a mighty drop in spec just for posing value in Costa.

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Cheap Android phones? Bah! How about a $29 mobe from Microsoft?

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India's the target market

But India wants Java on its featurephones. This doesn't support Java apps. Useless.

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QWERTY-tastic BlackBerry Classic actually a classic

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Re: Square the circle

How about a normal hardware keyboard-ed phone, with a slide-out screen for when you want to watch pr0n?

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Finally kicked that Minecraft habit? Story time!

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This is from the same people who thought Windows RT was a good idea.

They'll probably introduce jumping for coins next.

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Pirate Bay admins 'couldn't care less' about police raid

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Someone else will gladly step up to the plate.

We step up to the crease. While we're discussing semantics in language, please remember that we play cricket, not rounders.

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Ten Linux freeware apps to feed your penguin

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ClamTK

It’s also important to take pity on those who use more vulnerable systems

No it isn't.

Particularly if you share files with them on a regular basis, for the risk of inadvertently becoming a carrier is high.

No it isn't.

The risk of me or any other Linux user reading this inadvertently adding an .exe attachment to an outgoing email is nil.

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Britain’s snooping powers are 'too weak', says NCA chief

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"Britain's buses don't have enough rocket engines or machine guns attached to the front" says bus driver.

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Nokia Lumia 735: Ignore the selfie hype, it's a grown-up phone

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Re: I have seen some brain-dead comments in my time but this takes the biscuit.

Obviously kidding.

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Re: Is the MTP file transfer fixed?

I need Linux for everything. I'm not going to install an OS I need to constantly babysit just to put MP3s on my phone.

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Is the MTP file transfer fixed?

With the 800 and my 1020 both are seen by Linux, both allow transfer of data onto the device, but the data isn't seen by the phone. The only way to get data from my laptop to my Lumia(s) so they can see it is by using Feem, a WP type of Airdroid app. Slow and useless for very large files.

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EFF: Cops' spyware for parents is insecure – and a fat waste of money

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New In This Version

Store the keystrokes of every user on a PC, save them unencrypted locally, and also have them sent as plain text to a third party server God knows where.

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So long Lotus 1-2-3: IBM ceases support after over 30 years of code

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I used that a lot on my HP 200LX. Worked brilliantly with 1MB RAM.

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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

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Autocarrot is the bane of my fucking life

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They're aren't enough iPhone 6 articles.

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Man, its smartphones are SQUARE. But will BlackBerry make a comeback with them?

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One doesn't wear tight jeans to board meetings. When the CEO sees my Passport next to my glass of mineral water he's going to KNOW I haven't wasted half of the morning trying to beat my current high score of 108 on Flappy Bird. He'd also be wrong.

It's a win-win.

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Oz biz regulator discovers shared servers in EPIC FACEPALM

Tommy Pock

Get used to it. It's the future.

The reason jobs like this are given to people who are so incompetent, is because people who are competent have no interest in doing jobs like this.

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Microsoft and HTC are M8s again: New One mobe sports WinPhone

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I want one of these so badly I just did a sex wee.

And that's that.

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Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them

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Oops.

oops.

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Google kills its successful social network. Yes, we mean Orkut

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Re: Just went to check on mine

For heaven's sake man, at least post a clickable link

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'Heartbleed-based BYOD hack' pwns insurance giant Aviva's iPhones

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Oh autocarrot, how I hate you.

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We're they insured?

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Samsung peddles tyred Smart Bike concept

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Sigh.

Another solution in search of a problem.

It's 2015 next year; we demand our hoverboards.

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Swiftkey: We just want to be free - Apple didn't bump us

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Re: Not entirely free

I'm not bothered about that - everyone has a dummy gmail account they use for signing to websites, don't they?

-Tommy (not my real name)

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'CAPTAIN CYBORG': The wild-eyed prof behind 'machines have become human' claims

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AI

Back in 1987 or so there was a public domain program for the CBM Amiga which would attempt to learn whichever language you used to talk with it. It was a completely blank slate, and every single word association/pattern repetition and grammar rule was learnt from the user's input.

It was an interesting exercise, albeit a simple one. The main thing I learnt, though, was that the machine AI and I both shared an appreciation for Kylie Minogue

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New software nasty encrypts Android PHONE files and demands a ransom

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I've seen this argument before. Some complete bastards walk the streets, but we won't be banning streets

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Google's Nexus devices get stealth Android update

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I'm getting a Nexus 7 in about 35 minutes.

The timing couldn't be any better. Marvellous.

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YOSEMITE GLAM: Apple unveils gussied up OS X

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Re: Sync?

"More dire need of a blowjob than any other man in history"

I bet he isn't :(

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Microsoft Cortana EULA contains the Greatest Disclaimer of ALL TIME

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This is Cortana's second job. Her first was manning the customer service phones at British Gas

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Tech that we want (but they never seem to give us)

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Re: Smart phones where *you* decide which Apps are on them.

True, that. My Lumia 1020 will even let me uninstall 'Nokia Camera'.

So I did. I don't need three camera apps on one phone.

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Microsoft Surface 3 Pro: Flip me over, fondle me up

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Re: Convergence

Weeeeell not quite, because a shirt isn't a combination of trousers and a hat. What you've invented there, sir, Apple was granted a patent for last Thursday (fabric accoutrement to cover or partially cover some or all of the torso including or not including part or all of one or both arms patent no. 847494937) and now you owe them a million pounds

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Convergence

"Bridging the gap between a laptop and a tablet."

What's the point? They're two different things. It's like bridging the gap between your trousers and a hat.

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Ninten-DON'T: Wii U bomb blows Mario Kart giant off track – but new console promised

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Re: There is one possible business model

Ask the Sega guy.

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Top tip, power users – upgrading Ubuntu may knacker your Linux PC

Tommy Pock

Re: Grub problems.

I thought that, until I checked. sudo autoremove doesn't get rid of old kernels - only you're trusted to do that.

When I did check one day, I had a couple of gigabytes of the buggers lying about.

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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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