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* Posts by Paddy Fagan

18 posts • joined 20 Feb 2009

Who should play the next Doctor? Nominations needed!

Paddy Fagan
Happy

A little different -

* Colin Salmon (Bond movies & Arrow)

* Noel Clarke (was Mickey Smith in Dr. Who)

Paddy

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Pope resigns months after launching social networking effort

Paddy Fagan
WTF?

Re: bark of Saint Peter

Lads I'm pretty sure he said ark rather than bark or else there is rather more being given away in today's announcement than planned.

Paddy

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Nokia's Great Lost Platform

Paddy Fagan
FAIL

Psion’s working codename for the project was Brian.

Easy solution - fall back to the Techie mainstay of Monty Python quotes and project "Naughty Boy" would have been born. Surely a much bighter future would have resulted!

Paddy

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Microsoft: Mango arrives in two weeks

Paddy Fagan
Happy

The reg typo of the year!!

> According to the company, there will be no set date for release, since individual malware vendors will be tweaking the software for their own handsets when they are ready.

Despite most peoples general distain for them I don't think anyone thinks -

handset vendor == malware vendor

Paddy

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Painters wrap Forth Bridge job after 121 years

Paddy Fagan
Coat

like X-ing the Y

with due respect to the moderatrix - like policing the reg comments

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Smartphone security gets better: Blanket bans no longer inevitable

Paddy Fagan
Facepalm

Apple iOS encrypts SD cards

??? Really ??? - I can't think of an iOS device that supports SD cards, never mind encrypts them ????

Paddy

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Dam Busters dog dubbed 'Digger'

Paddy Fagan
Holmes

But, but, but - I am called Paddy and I am Irish....

The post is required, and must contain letters.

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Paddy Fagan
Pint

Do they really think this is going to be the biggest inaccuracy by the time it's finished?

If Merv/Jim think this is going to be the biggest inaccuracy by the time the movie hits the big screen I suggest the bring a beer along to the cinema to cry into.....

Perhap the best solution is to get a black actor to play Guy, because then it would, of course, be ok for him to have a dog called N*gger...

Paddy

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Amazon buys bloody big shed for Dublin data centre

Paddy Fagan
Boffin

The love us because of the sh*tty weather, just like MS

To quote MS:

Ninety-five percent of the time the temperature outdoors happens to be the temperature that computer servers happen to love, so we only have to turn on the heat or the air conditioning 5 percent of the time

Low corporate taxes help, of course - anyway we need the money to pay back the EU, IMF, UK gov, etc......

Paddy

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Amazon to sell Kindle through Currys, PC World

Paddy Fagan

In Ireland at least they already are.....

I wondered through my local PC World at the weekend and was surprised to see a kindle out with the tablet PCs - I just assumed they'd being selling them for a while.....

Paddy

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Hotmail always-on crypto breaks Microsoft's own apps

Paddy Fagan
Coat

Re:

> When are they going to get round to flicking the switch <snip>

I suspect any switch flicking around Yahoo might not be to switch anything on...

Paddy

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Boeing's 'Phantom Eye' Ford Fusion powered stratocraft

Paddy Fagan
Boffin

Google is your friend

The engine nacels have been removed from the wings - the wider shot here shows one beside the plane: http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/07/12/071210PhantomEye01.jpg

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Apple iPad

Paddy Fagan

The potential to be magical

It's ver 1.0 - Apple need to get it out into the hands of consumers and build the market. I don't think it's magical yet, but it has potential.

My own opinion is that the iPad can become the home "computer" of choice - it looks the part, this is critical to make it into people's living rooms. It's easy to use, pick up do what you need and put down again. BUT I think it's final future is as a partner to Apple TV - Apple TV has a sizeable HD and the iTunes connections to do the heavy lifting of holding your media library, downloading the latest shows as they become available. The iPad is a window onto that library, letting you browse, view and copy specific content onto it to consume outside the home.

Now if this comes to pass Apple will have displaced Sky, UPC, etc as well as a bunch of other incumbents and "own" your living room - they manage this any they'll be laughing! (all the way to the bank)

Paddy

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Apple 'real cost' comparison shows inflation beaten mercilessly

Paddy Fagan
Jobs Halo

Interesting, but...

I wonder how the table would appear if you did the same type of analysis, but expressed the price (at launch) as a percentage of the average industrial wage - i.e. how affordable where the products when they first went on sale...

Paddy

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Intel says warranties evaporate when kit resold

Paddy Fagan
Unhappy

I _think_ this is it...

http://download.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/sb/english_ssd_3_year_warranty.pdf

I went to the Intel SSD page, then onto a particular dive, under support there is a link which (finally) leads to the PDF above, which says:

"Intel warrants to the purchaser of the Product (defi ned herein as the Intel® X25-E, X25-M, and X18-M SATA Solid-State Drives) in its original sealed packaging (“Original Purchaser”) and to the purchaser of a computer system built by an Original Purchaser containing the Product (“Original System Customer”) as follows:"

Paddy

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Users claim iPhone 3.0 GPS mis-map mishaps

Paddy Fagan
Happy

My mapping accuracy actually improved with OS3.0

I suspect they changed the way the trianglation worked - my mapping accuracy has improved no end since the update when I'm indoors. (outdoors was never an issue)

I wonder has the update exposed some issues with the way operators have configured their base stations? (So it was less accurate across the board before the update, now it has the potential to be more accurate, but badly configured base stations can throw it out to a greater degree?)

Paddy

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Apple wilts under iPhone upgrade strain

Paddy Fagan
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Some problems last night, but...

Hi

I ran into some of these problems last night with my upgrade. Two things seems to help:

1. Disconnecting my iPhone, openning iTunes and signing into my account.

2. Then plug in the iPhone, when it still failed (this happened a few times) clicking between the iTunes store and My iPhone inside iTunes forced it to retry and it eventually worked.

It seems that the iPhone must be re-activated after the upgrade and it's this step that seems to keep timing out.

Paddy

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Euro-style GM Volt design revealed

Paddy Fagan
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Actual photos have leaked onto the web

Looks like the drawings are smack on the money:

http://www.globalmotors.net/2011-opel-ampera-spied-on-a-photo-shoot/

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