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1556 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008

Official iSteve biography gets 2012 release

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Jobs Horns

iFawning iTripe

"Just as he did with Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson is telling a unique story of revolutionary genius."

Really? And there was me thinking he designed some computers and gadgets.

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HTC Android tablet priced up for Blighty's shoppers

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£600 and a stylus?

No thanks. My Desire is great but HTC need to work on this poor effort.

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Dutch astronaut unleashes 155 mph 'Superbus'

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UAE?

They want the United Arab Emirates as the first customer outside Europe? Well full marks for chasing the money. Marks off for targetting a place as "petrol on yer cornflakes" as Texas.

It's not all bad: defeinitely the prettiest minibus I've ever seen.

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Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

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Thumbs Up

The interface is, as you say, clunky but I've wasted many happy hours on this. I love it!

Definitely one for the old farts like us who remember making things out of proper blocks. If only 7-year-old me had had the infinite bucket-o-blocks you get with LDD.

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Apple store kneecaps rival browser

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Jobs Horns

I think it's this rule

"We'll fuck about with anyone we feel is a competitive threat or makes our own products look bad."

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Energy crisis over - for 250 years?

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@Tzael

"gives the impression of being able to sit on our arses and ignore the need for cleaner energy supplies in the meanwhile." True but I'd rather that than blackouts/energy wars*

* well energy wars in addition to those we're already fighting

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Named: Ten towns with slowest mobile broadband

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Joke

MK

As if living in Milton Keynes wasn't bad enough to begin with.

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Anti-social media in defence a token of chronic stupidity

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Headmaster

RC

The author's name: Richard Chirgwin?

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Halifax cuts investment accounts off from the web until April 2012

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"in the short term"

Means 12 months of no access for your customers? No wonder they needed bailing out.

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HTC Desire S Android smartphone

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"the card capacity you get with the handset will depend on the network or supplier"

Shite customer service much, networks and suppliers?

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Watchdog backs Top Gear in war with Mexico

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I was saving them

I've been saving downvotes for commentards I thought were being an arse.

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Round of applause for IsJustabloke...

...who's never done a typo in his life

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21st century Jim Davidson

Not quite as odious but exactly as unfunny, exactly as tiresome and exactly as past their sell-by date. Time to call it quites, beeb.

Go on then, downvote me for holding a different opinion to yours.

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Teens who listen to music a lot are at high risk of depression

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TV

And watching tv turns you into an angry, greedy, self-entitled moron.

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Marantz Melody Media music combo

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FAIL

£500? No wi-fi?

No wi-fi is laughable for a device in this price bracket. It's a bedroom device and I don't really want to be running CAT-5 cables up the stairs. Nice try Marantz but no thanks.

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Commodore 64 revivalist posts prototype PC pics

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Nobody types so quickly that PS/2's a bottleneck

And once in a while even proper geeks attempt to configure the BIOS with their fancy wireless job and wish they hadn't thrown out that PS/2 museum piece.

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Australians can’t read or count

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Indeed

I'd describe myself as being above average in numeracy but had forgotten the precedence of arithmetic operators in the 20+ years between GCSE maths and the OU course I'm studying now. And for any hard sums I did in those 20+ years I'd use brackets.

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer

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The form factor is useful though

I've yet to be convinced by tablets but many people are. I can see they're handy but don't want to completely abandon the proper keyboard (that of my Acer Aspire One is small but very usable, even by a sausage-fingered lummox like me). This could be a good halfway house (for a few quid less).

Asus: drop the price, get some sales.

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W**k-O-Meter

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I thought they did that weeks ago

You know, the one with the Duke Nukem release.

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No

Article says it's an Onandroid (f)app

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O2 loses lock stock in Palm Pre precedent

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Or...

...make a phonecall in a rural area. What sort of rubbush non-O2 experience would that be?

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Samsung rolls out 22in see-through screens

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2 words

Blade and Runner

Note to self: it's too long since you last saw Blade Runner

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Less so with Blade Runner shop windows

They'll at least be replacing the mountain of vinyl window signs the retail sector shoves into landfill each year.

I agree that they will become very annoying very quickly though.

Can we have a "Down with this sort of thing" icon?

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WTF is... 3D printing

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Downside, but a small one

The downside of not being useful for absolutely everything isn't that bad.

And yes, we should continue to make planes out of stronger stuff!

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Men at Work lose Down Under plagiarism appeal

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Unrecognisable my arse

I spotted the connection as soon as I first heard Down Under and my 10-year-old ear was as musically uneducated as you can get.

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TV election debate 'worm' graph found to undermine democracy

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This is why we have a secret* ballot

I can vote for whichever crank I want without my friends down the pub knowing about it. Though the chances of any party convincing me not to draw a willie on the ballot are pretty minimal.

* it's not really secret

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Google unleashes (another) Facebook knock-off

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adrianrf

Oooh. You did prior art! Now will the US Patent Office notice when the patent application lands?

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Microsoft files monopoly complaint against Google

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Gates Horns

Yup

That's my ration of irony used up for this year. Wake me up in 2012.

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HTC Incredible S Android smartphone

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Jobs Horns

Conspiracy theory, but...

...spot on I reckon

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Council loses £2.5m claim against Big Blue

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This happens nationwide

We're all paying for council incompetence. Mostly there's no IT angle (nor Bulgarian airbag, nor poledances, nor any other angle to get in the Reg).

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Frank Zappa was right

It's not hydrogen that's the most common element. It's stupidity

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Lindsay Lohan ditches her surname

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S.L.A.P.P.E.R.

Space

Launched

Aeroplane

Piloted

(by)

Playmonaut

(with)

Eventual

Recovery

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The Professionals set to abseil into cinema

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Peter Capaldi

Beat me to it.

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Your census data will be kept secret - except from MI5, police, courts etc

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I'm going to write mine as untidily as possible

...then cover it with jam

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Southampton Uni shows way to a truly open web

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"eror"

I hop that was deliberatte!

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Thrutu

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Developers have to eat, too

You're on the phone. Ignore the ads

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Play.com spam points to malware downloads

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I didn't think I was a nerd for doing that, but...

...if the cap fits...

Another "me too" but it is dashed useful. And having a Demon account means I can do it without running my own domain. Actually I s'pose having a Demon account in 2011 is quite nerdy. Well I can live with that.

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Interwebs stunned by musical atrocity

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Dead Vulture

Quality Control

You could have had some consideration for your readers (and a more curmudgeonly lot you'd be hard-pressed to find) and just, y'know, kept it to your damned selves!

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Extended Lord of the Rings Blu-rays to hit Blighty

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Re: Why bother.

I saw them at the cinema. They were great films but a bit bleedin long. I'm fooked if I'm giving up another 9 hours of my life to watch them again, whatever the format.

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Porsche punts e-car pre-orders

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Troll

Mmmm preddy

Does it come in "just petrol" flavour?

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Woman fingers ex in 15-foot strip pole theft mystery

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Re: @Are you new here?

Graham in answer to your (to paraphrase) "do you know who I am?", you're one of the commentards for whom I don't have extensive records. As are all the others.

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Are you new here?

Get ye back to Channel Register if it's IT stories you're after. It's Friday afternoon and it's beer garden weather (or at least it is in the glorious* English* midlands*).

* sarcasm? you decide!

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Sapphire Edge HD

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No cut for Redmond

This alone is enough to make me interested in buying this. You're right about the price though.

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Actress meets feds investigating nude photo Gmail hack

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Coffee/keyboard

Keyboard

...because I can only upvote that once without creating a load of sockpuppet accounts, which I can be arsed to do (not even on a Friday).

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Nikon D7000 DSLR camera

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Here's one

http://www.reghardware.com/2010/09/10/grouptest_budget_dslr_cameras_intro/

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Moving to Windows 7: Is it worth it?

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Hmm

Regardless of what you think the reasons for not supporting IE9 are, the facts are XP doesn't support it. If that's important to your business you need to upgrade.

I upgraded because the XP box I was using wasn't up to the demands I had of it. Eclipse was slow then upgrading to [recent] MS Office was the final nail in its coffin.

Once I'd turned off Win7's more obnoxious graphics I actually like it. It's a tiny bit crashy but much better than XP. Updates are handled automatically and it does get out of the way and let me get on with my job (and commenting on these fora).

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Supercomputer charts killer tsunami's course

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Yes

Those Japanese planning laws aren't just red tape.

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Asus to take fight to tablets with cheap Google netbook

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Troll

How about the Asus Eee Pad Slider?

How about the Lenovo ThinkPad T[whatevernumberthey'reuptothesedays]?

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£200 is cheap for a computer!

I agree that people have more pressing concerns than updating their computers these days but laptops still fail. The solution for your average end user (i.e. not Reg readers) is buy a new one.

I fancy Asus to make a real go of this - to be Android's iKiller. It'll need to be as good and much cheaper. It can and will be done - and I'll still want a keyboard ;o)

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News Corp to trade music for games, readies MySpace sale

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Wasn't the first time and it sure won't be the last

Newscorp weren't the first media company to spaff silly money over a social network and I doubt they'll be the last. New social networks are popping up at a crazy rate (connect.me, dabble.in, maybe others this month - AFAIK - alone) ready to part fools and their money.

Bubble 2.0 is under way, folks!

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