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2232 posts • joined 8 May 2007

BMW intros revamped Mini as sporty MG-alike

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sports car

quote: "Quote: "The vanilla Coupé... If it is a sports car..."

if you're after a sports car, you're not going to be getting the vanilla option, are you?

you'll be getting at least the S

and if your wallet is fat enough, you'll get the JCW version

and the only time you'll see one of those while sitting in your Daihatsu is while it's disappearing into the distance, leaving you eating it's dust

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no, it's not just you

i frikken love it!!

my cooper s is great fun to drive. this looks to have a lower centre of gravity, probably going to be even more fun

can't wait to get one!!

i'll wave at the rest of you haters as i go past :-)

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Apple dealers hit with Lion bar

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exhausted from all the reading?

take a break, have a kitkat!

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oh my bleeding heart

"This is of no benefit to the reseller..."

But for the end users, it's fantastic.

So instead of paying £128 for my OS X upgrade (because this is a full release, not the mostly transparent upgrade that Snow Leopard was), I'm going to be paying about 20 quid.

I'm sorry, but for a hundred quid, I can't quite feel sorry for the retailers.

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Open barbarians poised to storm Apple's gate

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@Stike Vomit

really? because it seemed to me the commenter above was pro-ubuntu, making him a penguin-botherer, not an iFanboi.

obviously, i defer to your greater familiarity with such things, but by it's very name, i'd assumed a circle jerk involved more than one person doing the same thing, no?

but then again, i forgot, you apple bashers don't ever read anything before you troll do you?

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This

This should have been the article. It's far more unbiased and informative.

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Vintage Psion prototype: Yours for £85,000

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ah nostalgia...

am getting all misty eyed at the though of my old Series3 and the subsequent Series5.... ;-(

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HP-Oracle: It’s war for sure, Miss Scarlett

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a better intern?

that's an oxymoron if ever i heard one

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Aunty squirts serendipity into TV apps

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why downloads/installations?

Surely they are able to tell what type of iPlayer installation is playing the content? Whether it is on a tv, or pc or mobile device.

So these figures could easily be the growth in usage, not just installation.

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Nokia and Apple bury patent beef

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more than a token fee?

but still, I suspect it's a lot less than Nokia would have wanted to settle for, just they're not strong enough any more to hold out longer or suffer the costs of the court case.

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Midlands council laughs at zombie-apocalypse threat

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good god

I drive up there once a month or so, I had no idea I was putting myself in such potential danger!

Then again, there's been times looking at all the aimless shoppers in the Highcross shopping mall, it's quite likely the zombie invasion has already happened!!

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Apple backs down (a bit) on iOS subscription rules

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simple solution to multiple native apps on various platforms

Build it in Appcelerator Titanium.

Write the app code once (in javascript, so no need to have an Objective-C coder on your staff) and build and deploy to iOS, Android and Blackberry (soon) from the same code.

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Facebook: 'We should've been more clear' on face-scanning tech

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you can't disable the feature if on a phone

you can't surf the desktop version of the fb website from your phone, it'll automatically redirect you to the m.facebook.com website.

and that slimmed down site doesn't contain the opt-out for the suggestion. it, typically for facebook, sucks

the only solution, i guess, is to un-tag myself from any and all pictures so that they do not have any source images to identify me by

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Has Steve Jobs killed the consumer hard disk industry?

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not apple fanboyism

even the most zealotous of us fanboys also view this article with contempt. If it was a comment post, i'd say it was from a penguin bothering troll.

The iCloud isn't going to take all of our data from our laptops and desktop machines and thus remove the need for hard disks.

At best, it's going to facilitate easy movement of data from the hard disks attached to my iMac, across to the disk in my MacBook and the flash drives in my iPad and iPhone.

Apple aren't providing me we 4TB of space to hold all my music, apps, books, pictures, movies and tv shows. But for holding onto those media files for long term (only 1000 photos are only held online for 30 days, other data files aren't catered for), I'm going to have to do it outside of the cloud, and for that I'll still need external hard drives.

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Nintendo takes control with next-gen games console

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wii on u

think i'll stick with playing proper games on the playstation instead of the gimmicky kids games that are alway on nintendo.

don't like the huge controller either, i bet it's heavier than it looks.

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Facebook quietly switches on facial recognition tech by default

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genius!!

that's such a brilliant idea, I'm going to start doing it on my way home tonight

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Sony unveils PlayStation telly

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multiplayer games?

I remember back in the day, we used to have loads of friends round, crowded around the original playstation, playing 4 player games (or even up to 8 player Micromachines by sharing the controllers between 2). good times had by all!

this "advancement" in techology is only going to let 2 people play the game at once. and anyone else in the room isn't going to be able to see a thing that's isn't at best horrible blurred, and at worst a composite of two entirely different scenes overlaid on each other.

it's a step back in multiplayer enjoyment, because half the enjoyment is for those in the room not currently playing, but waiting for their turn to do better.

but then, it's a moot point isn't it? there's feck all decent multiplayer games out at the moment that allow 2 or more players on a single machine. they're all geared at multiplayer over the internet

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one PS3 will be powerful enough

the PS3 can already push 3D movies to a telly, so no reason why it can't handle the double frames of this process.

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Microsoft drops Halo 4 hint ahead of E3 keynote

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so what happened??

so what happened??

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Apple opens iCloud to world+dog

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Re: no wifi

In the iPhone settings panel store there is a option (yes, it's there right now) to choose whether or not to sync all your purchased items over 3G or just wifi only

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Mac trojan evades Apple's brand new security fix

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they've fixed the latest threat now too

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/02/apple-responds-quickly-to-evolving-mac-defender-threat-with-updated-malware-definitions/

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World Health Organization: Mobile phone cancer risk 'possible'

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oh the irony...

...of reading this article via the m.theregister.co.uk portal...

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Simply viewing Apple kit provokes religious euphoria

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i suspect the research is backwards

all this proves is that someone who is a fan of something, and probably thinks about it much more than normal, recognises and appreciates the image of the thing they like

for relgious types, it's their imagry and icons. for mac fanatics, it's the shiny shiny boxes and dock icons.

for soccer fans it's the sight of 11 men getting sweaty together and for world of warcraft players it's a can of mountain dew

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Boffin quests for, finds 'earphone Holy Grail'

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sounds promising

although, ideally they'd be on a bluetooth unit to remove the wire, and I wonder then would there be additional power drain?

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Jaguar hybrid supercar gets green light

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want one!

seems i better buy a lottery ticket this weekend then!!

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Star Wars: From dream sci-fi bride to perfect Blu-ray wife

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exactly how many...

...Bothan's died to bring us this news?

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Five amazing computers for under £100

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miss my psion s3 :(

used my psion series 3 everyday when i had it - awesome machine and as the article says, the only machine to ever adequately replace the filofax.

replaced it eventually with a series 5

so strange that its only now with smartphones that we're getting back to being close to the functionality that these little machines provided us with back in the 90s

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Dynasty Warriors 7

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such a shame

the original game was so much fun and different when it came out

shame to see the franchise has become just another typical uninnovative franchise :(

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Tron: Legacy 3D Blu-ray disc set

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yes, but that's good isn't it?

i thought it was a refreshing change to see a film that used the 3D when it was required and useful, not using every minute to try and find a reason to throw objects at the camera. I'd say because of it's lack of overuse, it's probably the 3D film I've enjoyed the most so far.

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Reviewers slam BlackBerry PlayBook software

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not the only one

but perhaps one of the few that didn't expect RIM to see what a stupid idea that was and come up with what their customers want and not what they thought they would want.

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MYSTERY of huge Canadian chicken-shed EXPLOSION

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the title bit

i suspect he's one of the "i won't write a title" malcontents that seem to form the majority of El Reg commentators

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Red Dwarf to blast off on new adventure

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the Dave special was a big hit

in as far as it was a big hit for Dave the channel.

Apparently it drew in record numbers of viewers for the channel. Probably not close to the numbers that watched the show in BBC3 at it's peak, but for Dave it did well. And that translates directly into record numbers of viewers of the adverts that were showing in those slots, which allows Dave to charge more from the advertisers, and so fund the new series.

Lister: What d'ya think of Betty?

Cat: Betty Rubble? Well, I would go with Betty... but I'd be thinking of Wilma.

Lister: This is crazy. Why are we talking about going to bed with Wilma Flintstone?

Cat: You're right. We're nuts. This is an insane conversation.

Lister: She'll never leave Fred, and we know it.

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well spin my nipplenuts and send me to Alaska!!

You bunch of depressing smegheads! Have some optimism for once! You're acting like someone just told you there's no silicon heaven!

This is quite possibly the best news I've heard since... since they announced the Back To Earth special.

Which, admittedly, wasn't as good as everyone hoped, but i enjoyed it. It was a lot better than the last series of the show, even if it didn't hit the highs of the all time classic episodes.

Still, whatever they produce, it'll be a HUGE amount better than the dross that was Hyperdrive and anything else sci-fi that's been on telly recently.

So have some faith you lot! It'll be great! It says so in Space Corps Directive 34124

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iPhone 5? You might be waiting till 2012

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yawn

isn't this the 3rd or 4th year that there have been rumours of a low-priced iPhone?

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Technology turns us into RAGING CRACKHEADS

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unless

he lives in Norfork :)

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Microsoft wraps Windows 8 in Ribbon UI?

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a ribbon to hang themselves with

Ribbon will ensure that no one ever upgrades to W8 and will instead increase the market share for Linux, OS X, GoogleOS and whatever else is out there that is at all useable.

[slow claps for Mirco$oft]

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Acer Android tablets priced

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ignorance

Probably because the types who buy Android kit have no real idea about how RAM is used on tablet devices and wonder why it doesn't have 16gb like their desktop pc has.

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Mobile operators ditch Tube plans

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hurrah!!

really hope this isn't an April Fools, that'll be really disapointing

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James Cameron to amp up Avatar frame rate

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yes but...

...thumbs down for someone green-lighting not just a 2nd but a 3rd film too :(

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Vanilla Ice to tackle panto Captain Hook

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also

also was awesome on the Bloodhound Gang's track Boom!

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Flow like a harpoon daily and nightly

who knew that the line "check out the hook while my dj revolves it....." would be so prophetic

i shall be looking forward to seeing him "rock a mic like a vandal" and "light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle"

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Apple's 'App Store trademark': A farce of Jobsian proportions

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hoover

> when people talk about competitors’ stores, they call them 'app stores'.

On the rare occasion that i tidy up my flat, i get out the hoover.

It's a dyson, but I use it to do the hoovering.

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Amazon jumps the gun on free clouds

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plays anywhere?

apart from outside the US

and apart from on an iPhone (no iOS player app yet, web player doesn't work on iOS Safari)

and apart from your work pc which is likely behind sufficient firewalls and site blocking to prevent you getting connected to the Cloud Drive

So I can use it at home then. Where I currently have all my mp3s on my home computer and can play them instantly wihtout having to wait for stream-lag or for non-peak-periods when my ISP isn't throttling my bandwidth.

so yeah, fantastic idea Amazon

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Mobile phones immobilise bones

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so what you're saying is...

...the iPhone4's so-called antenna problem is actually helping to save my hips from falling apart?

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Early demand knocks back UK iPad 2 delivery dates

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good quantities?

the Orange shop on Cheapside has only 7 units

but then, there's no one queuing outside yet, so perhaps 7 is all they'll need

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Stardust comet hunter drifts off into space

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Only there's no setting sun in space

nor credits nor horses for that matter

"without attitude control keeping its solar panels facing the Sun"

attitude control? these spacecraft can get agressive if left unsupervised? :)

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RIM's PlayBook to run Android apps

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one step behind

so it'll always be able to run Android apps that are one version behind the latest android release?

you'll have to wait for RIM to release an update to their app player?

so, why not just get a fully android tablet and not have any restrictions or delays

also, the article seems to suggest you can only buy the android apps through the blackberry store? so they're only going to allow certain apps to be available?

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Ten... on-ear headphones

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what's with all the can-love?

there seems to have been a never-ending string of Headphone reviews.

when will we get a decent earphone reviews? i don't want to walk around like a throwback to the 70s with big heavy cans on my head, i want some nice lightweight in-ear-phones that give reasonable sound and also the y shape lead that goes around the back of the neck (which seemed to be the only style available in the 90s) and not the Y style that seems to have come back into fashion despite it's prevelance for getting caught in thinks and pulling the 'phones sharply out of my ears

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Microsoft Kinect powers DIY Eye of Sauron

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sweeeet

i want one for xmas kthxbye!

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TV sitcom opens up the world of penetration testing

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hopefully more Sneakers than Hackers?

I'm hoping it'll be more like Sneakers - I can see Christian Slater in the Robert Redford role, just a bit more extreme and amusing.

Trouble is, Slater has bad luck with tv shows, even the ones I like (like My Own Worst Enemy) get cancelled, so I'm worried about this one.

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