* Posts by Efros

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WTF is... UltraViolet

Efros

$2 or $5 to copy to the system

charging for material I already own, pretty neat trick. I think as this is largely in the distributors interest this service should be free.

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Judge orders O2 to name suspected smut burglars

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Intellectual?

I think some other term needs to be used rather than Intellectual Property. Given the number of IP suits that are being taken to court that seem to be anything but Intellectual. Software patents and the like should be Bleeding Obvious Property, grumble flicks could be Gratification Property, music could be Predictably Generic Property and Hollywood's output would be Total Lack of Inspiration Property.

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Microsoft tarts up custom Mustang Muscle Microserfmobile

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Apple Alternative

Only available in White, double the price and half the spec. Comes with free beachball.

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Nokia invents teeny throbbing tattoos to make your skin crawl

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Re: MRI + metal tattoos

burns have been reported with tattoos and MRIs, doesn't have to be iron, other metals react to strong magnetic fields. http://www.ajronline.org/content/187/5/W556.long

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Microsoft fires Bing execs after biz probe

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Re: I wonder..

He's always been dead to me.

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Windows 8 for Kindle-like gear hinted by Microsoft bigwig

Efros

Anyone want

to buy a Zune?

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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Ghost

My girlfriend of the time reckoned the only good thing about the movie was that Patrick Swayze was dead for most of it.

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Anything

starring Keanu Reeves, graduate of the Woodentop School of Acting.

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Belkin Dual-Band Travel Router

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wrong price point

For about two thirds the price you can get a normal wireless router which will take about the same amount of time to setup. Really can't see the point of this device apart from the bag of tricks.

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Vendors smack Thunderbolt punters with massive pricing markup

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Re: New Math?

I think you missed out Estate agents and Bank managers in there! Second hand car salesmen are angels in comparison to this lot.

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Firewire & SCSI

had similar price premiums for a long time, it affects their uptake rate and wont be sustainable I bet.

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US gov tells Apple chief Tim Cook: Send us a minion to grill

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Contempt of Congress

"The criminal offense of "contempt of Congress" sets the penalty at not less than one month nor more than twelve months in jail and a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000"

Be nice to see some execs wallowing in the pokey.

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Cineworld flaunts '4D' movies

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Paris Hilton

Sybian anyone

Next step full immersion.

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Third of Blighty stuck on snail-speed broadband

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Paris Hilton

El Reg units

I can see the need for a standardized broadband speed unit. Possibly the ONIP, a direct measure of how long it takes to download the SD version of One Night In Paris.

Paris, well who else could it have been?

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Pakistani military building PAC-PAD fondleslab

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No mushroom cloud icon

So no nuke app then.

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Brazilians unveil Microsoft SkyDrive's secret – revealing pics

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Skydrive

is mapped as a network disk drive on my machine.

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Students busted for hacking computers, changing grades

Efros

Do it once,

do it big, and never ever do it again.

High School grades, purlease!

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Juror jailed for looking up rape defendant on Google

Efros

Though probably not in English, her grasp is somewhat limited apparently!

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Ten... IPTV set-top boxes

Efros

Argosy HV335T

I have one of these, can take up to a 2TB hard drive, does 1080p plays just about anything including RMVB, and MKVs. Will stream Youtube and a few other web based video, and when used in conjunction with Playon can stream just about anything, Netflix, iPlayer etc. Will also stream Internet radio is you have a stream link. Has Upnp access to any media servers on your home network, and indeed will stream from any network shares. Material can be loaded onto the device via the network although this process is slow. Bare with no HDD you should be able to get one for under $90. It even has a bittorrent client built in. Firmware updates are regular and the firmware itself seems to be readily hackable for those interested in that sort of thing.

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Happy

It's the fiddling that makes it so much fun! Oooer missus!

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SOPA is dead. Are you happy now?

Efros

Not "becomes" it already is, and has been since it started.

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Murdoch slams White House over SOPA in Twitter row

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Joke

So

Not on your Christmas card list then?

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Raspberry Pi Linux micro machine enters mass production

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Altoids tins in the States have taken over from the non-pc tobacco tins.

http://artofmanliness.com/2011/01/30/22-manly-ways-to-reuse-an-altoids-tin/

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Bit-part actress slings sueball at IMDb over age gripe

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Trivia quote is priceless

"Her scene in "Big Momma's House 2" and "Tropic Thunder" was deleted."

Grammar as per IMDB.

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Archos G9 101 8GB Android tablet

Efros

Impecunious???

Are you effing kidding, Archos stuff is notoriously pricey and comes with lots of nickel and dime shit.

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'Mainstream media' mute in SOPA piracy debate

Efros

Land of the Fee more like.

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Efros

This is not unusual

The broadcasters here (USofA) are almost all politicized to some extent, the Occupy Wall Street protests were effectively ignored for the first 3 weeks or so, in fact the BBC coverage was being punted around US facebookers to call attention to ssomething that should have been front page and headline news. News in the USA is opinion, editorialisation, conjecture (hysterical and otherwise) and self interest. In depth analysis and objective comment have given way to airhead newsreaders and 15 second soundbytes. How else can you make sure you have working class republican voters, now there's an oxymoron.

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Apple legal threat to Steve Jobs doll deemed 'bogus'

Efros

I wonder

what the dead peasant, sorry essential personnel, payout for Jobs might have been.

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Amazon says soz for foisting mag sub onto Kindle-touchers

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Amazon App store

Has the same wording for Free Apps, Has done since it's inception, never caused any hassle there.

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Sony creates paper battery

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Devil

And for this!!!

"The upshot is a very thin battery which, Sony reckons, can drive annoying musical birthday cards and such."

The inventors will spend all eternity in the 9th circle of Hell!

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BT's gift to Google: A patent war over ads and Android

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Paris Hilton

Titmuss 1 & 2

didn't realize the Leslie shagger was so involved in Tech, suppose GPS guidance may be useful in directing various objects towards various orifices.

Paris cos we aint got no Abi.

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Seagate matches and raises WD disk warranty cuts

Efros

The larger HDDs

Do seem to have a higher failure rate, no absolute figures on this apart from the number of 1 egg reviews on Newegg, and even the best 1TB drive has 10% of its reviews as 1 egg almost always due to drive failure.

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FCC (finally) cracks down on BLARING! TV! ADS!

Efros

Constant channel volume

Next up. Switching from one channel to another can cause you to be jumped out of your seat as the audio volume levels from channel to channel can be almost an order of magnitude different.

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Churlish gadget cusses those who use it

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Missing

The ultimate word, seems they don't want to go to Scunthorpe. The app says $96 to buy, Wtf!

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Mythbusters cannonball ‘myth-fires’

Efros

True

However most locales would have to bring the bricks from far away as brickyards are relatively rare in the US. Think importing bricks from Warsaw to build your house in Cambridge. Solution use local materials.

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Motorola Xoom 2 10in Android tablet

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Viewsonic Gtablet

My 6 month old g-tablet with clemsyn Beasty ROM returns 6400 on AnTuTu. More importantly it cost $239.

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Snowbound Alaskan survives on frozen beer

Efros

I live there mate

And you are correct, but the 1000s of excellent beers very rarely make it to the other side of the pond. They generally get the watery crap. Hence the canoe beer.

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Efros

Coors Light

referred to as Canoe Beer after the famous, "what do American Beer and making love in a canoe have in common?", "They're both fucking close to water!", joke.

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Flash prices FALL

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SSD v HDD

at the moment only competition I see is in boot drives, 64GB is about right for that, any large storage and it's going to be a long time (even with the current price increases) before SSDs will compete with HDD on cost. Power consumption may have to be taken into account but not really an issue for home users. Only SSD I own is a boot drive in my HTPC, serves its purpose very well, I may invest in a 128GB SSD for my laptop in the near future, but no rush.

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Printed-out dissolving bones, teeth work well in rats

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Please tell me it

Costs 6 Million Dollars!

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Microsoft prepping Office for iPad?

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Big Brother

I wonder

whose phone was hacked to get that nugget.

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Smart TV shootout

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Cost premium

is still too much compared to using a small HTPC box loaded with something like Mediaportal and a few plugins, most notably OnlineVideos which will deal with most if not all of the content these TVs have. You can use a nettop, they are currently out of favour and selling at reduced prices and if you buy the right one it'll mount discreetly behind the TV.

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Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 laptop

Efros
FAIL

Price

JHChristmas. An i5 Dell with 6GB RAM and 640GB HDD and W7 HP is about $650. Apple still playing the premium card shit for no reason.

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Chromebooks: the flop of 2011?

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Coulda been a contender

If the price had been realistic, they would have nailed the educational market. The lease model with included hardware support and restrictions on functionality is exactly what the education market needs, unfortunately the price for the chromebooks makes them an unattractive alternative to the white shiny Pomme laptops.

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Chief Rabbi: I admire Jobs and Apple and use my iPad daily

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Re Archbishop of Canterbury and the Spice Girls

Would have been more down with the kids if he had said he had bedded them all, individually and then collectively!

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Brussels: Water cannot be sold as remedy for dehydration

Efros

Stuff is dangerous

Should be banned immediately, have these people not heard of DHMO and the damage it can do!

http://www.dhmo.org/

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Harry Potter director takes on Doctor Who movie

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Happy

Can only be

Danny Dyer.

On a more serious suggestion, I think John Malkovich would be a brilliantly maniacal doc a la Tom Baker.

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BSA name-and-shame tactic may have backfired

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FAIL

What a twonk

The PAST TENSE... I'm sure there's more than one of them.

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crimes against software

Title phrase could be applied to any of the major applications release in the last 10 years.

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Go back to the future with Red Dwarf

Efros

Hopefully

a better effort than the last abysmal offering.

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