* Posts by Prag Fest

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Powerful, wallet-sized Raspberry Pi computer sells out in SECONDS

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@AC

"Huge respect for what??"

Huge respect for working incredibly hard and dedicating themselves to a noble and worthy cause, trying to spark an interest and educate younger generations in developing technology. Actually getting off their backsides and doing something to try and continue this countries proud tradition of engineering and looking to secure that reputation in future years to come.

As opposed to you, a nobody, a nothing, who's only contribution is to make snarky, ignorant comments off the back of other peoples best efforts.

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BBC

Caught BBC news running a feature on Raspberry Pi at lunchtime, big respect to the people behind it for pushing mainstream attention onto the project.

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Apple antagonist Proview unveils its own iPad

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Re: "The iMac showed people that computers could be attractive."

...because no one else thought they could be! Eh?

Silly.

Examples please?

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iPhone grabs 6% of world phone shipments

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Apple's profits or Nokia's profits. Which would you rather have..?

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Starship Voyager dumped into skip

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"transported to the bankruptcy courts"

Killing line Lester :)

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Samsung Ultrabook specced up by retailer

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Phone is ringing...

Google parallels, VS runs fine on my Air.

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Jonathan Ive is knighted in New Year Honours list

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@AnotherNetNarcissist

Correct mate, you are amongst the few whom speak sense,

Lots of muppets going off on one about what defines an engineer. I'm an engineer, a real one, all the qualifications etc etc, so I'm in a position to say. Yes Ive is at heart a designer, but his involvement in the materials and manufacturing process goes way beyond the norm, requiring an intimate involvement in engineering issues.

I would make a punt that most of the commentards lining up to take a pop at Ive have no idea what he actually does or how he is involved in the work. There is a little more to it that knocking up a pretty CAD picture and handing over to some blokes to make for you...

And for the record, it has generally been my experience that 'engineers' who obsess over qualifications are usually shit. The good ones are too busy getting stuck in and producing things.

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@ac etc

His designs are used and loved by hundreds of millions of people every day. I know the apple haters on this site flatly refuse to ever remove their heads from the sand, but fact is his work has had a significant impact on a lot of lives. I thought this was an engineering / technology website? You should be proud that a UK engineer has done so well.

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iPhone 4S is for failures who work in coffee shops - Samsung

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@Craigness + Stike Vomit

You two have become quite the double act around here of late.

I can't help but picture Bert and Ernie clutching Android handsets.

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'Apple's iPhone 4S ate our SIM cards'

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I don't get it

"The world isn't split between people who worship Apple and evil Android fans you know"

Erm, have you spent much time on this site lately? If only we could have educated, critical appraisals of issues with Apple products. Instead we just get an onslaught of ill-informed name calling. And as for the comments sections...

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Apple boots MacBook Air wannabes out of slim case fabs

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@Craigness

So, I'm curious, in the time you have spent using or owning a Macbook Air, which bits of it's unique features do you think Apple 'didn't innovate'?

Which manufacturers mass produced aluminium unibody laptop did Apple copy the design and production methods from?

So much harder when you have to back up wild opinions with fact, isn't it?

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Android Market free-for-all blamed for malware avalanche

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@Nergatron

So true, if they discovered Android regularly sends all your private data to Nigeria, clowns like Shitpeas would still try to argue it's some sort of iOS killing feature.

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Happy 40th birthday, Intel 4004!

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Nice one

Rik, been really enjoying your recent articles, another good one, cheers.

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iOS upgrade swells iPhone battery-suckage grief

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Say what?

What on earth are you rambling on about? The issue here is a bug in iOS, which they have acknowledged and attempted to resolve quickly. What does that have to do with warranty and consumer rights??

And for the record, I did once have a faulty iMac. Apple customer services were in a different league to any other tech company I have dealt with (Dell, HP etc). They couldn't have been more helpful and apologetic, sent me a replacement next day UPS without any sort of argument and gave me £200 as a good will gesture.

Facts eh? Who needs 'em.

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Apple admits iPhone battery suckage, promises fix

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Out of interest

Where exactly are all these 'Apple fanbois in denial that a problem even exists'?

I can't say I've read anyone saying such things, all I see are people with a bit of common sense trying to put things in perspective. Anyone?

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Stallman: Did I say Jobs was evil? I meant really evil

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Stallman

The bloke, like a few indivduals here, should really try to get out a bit more. Get some exercise, try to eat better, maybe even meet a girl.

Then perhaps, with time, he may grow to realise life has more to offer than just discussing conspiracies on the internet...

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5 SECONDS to bypass an iPad 2 password

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Not a fail

Mate, have you ever been involved in any sort of serious software development? It's incredibly complex, you will never get everything 100%, it just doesn't work that way.

Despite what many 'characters' on this site will tell you, the quality of Apple software is about as good as it gets. Even they miss things from time to time, just the way it is.

And before some dick jumps in and flames, I'm basing that opinion on many, many years spent coding for OSX, .NET, WIN32, UNIX, Linux, QNX, JAVA and all sorts of shit I can't even remember, so please don't bother.

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Samsung Android 4.0 smartphone priced for Blighty

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Ouch

This thing is dead in the water at that price. I like Android, it fills a great niche, there are a lot of people who don't really have any money yet still, understandably, want something that looks like and works a bit like an iPhone. A cheap Android handset caters to this nicely, but at this price? Who in their right mind would buy one when they could get the real thing for less?

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iPhone 4S: Our *hit list

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@Kevin

If you go into 'settings->iCloud->storage&backup->manage storage' then pick your iPhone, it shows a pretty comprehensive break down of who and what is putting stuff in iCloud.

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Ten reasons why you shouldn't buy an iPhone 5

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Lewis

How about you shut down all UK based companies with any involvement in phone development.

Would that make purchasing an American designed product more appealing?

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Apple orders millions of iPhone 5s for September release

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Big Brother

Reasons to wait

4. I dont want every single detail of my life being sold by Google to any old punter that chucks them a few quid.

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Apple iPhone 5 to sport CRT-style screen

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@JaitcH

Chap, you forgot the iLemon joke.

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'Upgraded' Apple iMacs lock out hard drive replacement

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Give it a rest

Its an iMac, you put it on your desk, plug it in, turn it on and you have a computer. The typical target consumer of this product has no interest in changing internal components.

If thats not for you, custom build your own box and tinker until your hearts content. There are hundreds of other products you can choose from.

I despair of these dreadful articles and foolish comments, utterly, utterly missing the point.

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Sony implicates Anonymous in PlayStation Network hack

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@Mectron

Have you ever kissed a girl son?

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The best sci-fi film never made: Also-rans take a bow

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Stevie D

Who suggested Thomas covenant is sci-fi anyway? Not to mention being complete toilet.

However, if his GAP series isn't in there (best sci fi ever) my opinion of Reg readers will plummet to new lows.

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Apple iPad 2

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@Tony

Agree it would be nice to be able to stream straight to the iPad, would be great if Apple supported DLNA, my one major gripe with the thing.

Not sure on the mp4 side though, been through loads of media clients over the years trying to get the best streaming setup and the range and incompatibility of codecs drives me up the wall. In the short term its an inconvenience, but I like the idea of finally drawing the line and going for one universal codec.

Have you tried handbreak? Great open source app, quickly transcodes anything I throw at it with negligible quality loss into mp4. I just do it as a matter of course on everything now, then I know it's going to play on any client I have.

Also, not the ultimate solution, but if you have a decent upload speed, you can stick stuff on iDisk, bypass the iTunes hassle and stream straight from there.

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@the AC's of the world

Yep, you got me, i'm just a deluded fool who regrets the day I ever set foot in an Apple store.

What makes me really angry with myself is that I'm increasingly using it more and more on a daily basis and barely touch my 'real' computer. Why do I do it to myself? It's not like if I thought it was shit I could have just flogged it on eBay for pretty much what I paid for it.

Imagine someone forming an objective opinion based on actual hands on experience, not just regurgitating other peoples narrow minded and misinformed thoughts that they read on the internet. I'm such a tool.

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@jim

And I'll get flamed for trying to answer the question. It's use cant really be explained, you just have to live with one for a while to really get it.

Just look at all the comments, people who don't have them hate them, people who do love them, it's all there between the lines.

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Nvidia rushes to ARMs

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@ torben

Well put sir.

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UK iPad 2 to cost under £400

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I see the point now

That's fair enough, I was out of line. I forget £400 is a months wages for some people, which understandably wouldn't make the iPad very attractive to you.

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@Piloti

Palm has met face.

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Microsoft Kinect hacked to control the PS3

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Dont even think about it

Get that shit away from my PS3.

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Apple sells 500,000 iPads, runs out of stock

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@Jedidiah

Erm, how do benchmark results pan out or not?

Based on the CPU / GPU combo used It's a significantly more powerful bit of kit, thats just a basic fact, proven by science.

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Yes!

I know!! Utter piss takers those Apple jokers. Imagine announcing a new product and saying you can actually buy it in a couple of weeks!! Insane!!!

The other manufacturers know how to do it, promise the world then ship it 2 years late, if at all!! Genius!!!!

You complete fu**ing...

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Feeling heat from Macs, Microsoft sells PCs sans crapware

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Optimised Windows

Shit dipped in chocolate doesn't taste any sweeter.

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Steve Jobs takes 'medical leave of absence' from Apple

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Title

Some classy comments here, nothing funnier than a man struggling to fight cancer eh?

Nice one.

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Apple unwraps app store for proper computers

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@Webb

Bollocks, It's exactly what people want. You honestly think the average punter buys an android device because It's an 'open platform'? Do me a favour, they buy them because it looks like an iPhone but is cheap.

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iOS upgrade cocks up iPad USB connections

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It's really come to this?

You lot crack me up.

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Apple accused of iPhone ban on 'all single-station radio apps'

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I like my walled garden thanks

I get to relax and enjoy the lush vegetation, without being troubled by the noisy council riff raff across the street.

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Tablet vendors 'quake in fear' over iPad 2

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Advent vega

Sold out in 2 hours, all returned for refund in 3.

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No wonder CompSci grads are unemployed

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Etc etc

Had a couple of CS grads start for me a while back, bright lads, but couldn't even give me a basic overview of how a CPU worked. I mean, seriously...

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HTML5 web video flashes past Flash

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@AC

Give it up, it's over, Apple has won. Jobs was right about HTML5, just like he's right about everything else. Save your energy for brushing up on your OS X and iTunes, it's a matter of time before you will be using it...

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Grand Theft Auto to launch on the Mac

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@pudding

If you want a proper easy wind up, just break it to an android monkey his phone is simply a half arsed knock off of the iPhone.

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Apple goes social with musical Ping

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@JailtcH

Even by your lofty standards, you have sunk to new lows of stupidity with that post.

Exploding Apple connectors? Please, please tell me you are just on the wind up.

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First Dreamliner delivery slips into 2011

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@JaitcH

You're an idiot mate, simple as. It's a basic fact that Individuals with such negative and critical attitudes as yourself never have and never will achieve anything of worth themselves.

The 787 is an amazing work of engineering, trying to put something like this together isn't easy, things don't always work out. Try and get involved in something like this yourself, it will be good for you, when you fail miserably you may learn a little humility.

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LG touts 'surprisingly productive' iPad killer

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@JaitcH

Yeah, brilliant point, you really know your stuff.

Look at MS with Windows Mobile, some would say it's 3 years hopelessly late and while they have been pissing about their competition have all but put them out the market, but really they were just taking the time to make it fully featured...

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Apple iMac 21.5in 2010

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Why?

Called good taste, just trust me on this one.

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119 iPad apps for admins, coders, and geeks

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@petur

She really likes it? Has it ever crossed your mind maybe she's just telling you what you want to hear so as not to make you suspicious?

I hate to put thoughts in your head, but maybe while you're away on business or late at work, she's at home having fun times with an iPad behind your back?

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@Tom 38

What he said.

Give it up with the 'my laptop / phone etc etc'. Different devices for different things. Until the inevitable Android tablets arrive, the iPad is unique and has no competition at the things it does best.

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