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* Posts by Piro

1566 posts • joined 20 Nov 2008

Google DoubleClick goes TITSUP. ENJOY your AD-FREE WORLD!

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Please

Aqua Mail is the best mail client in my opinion

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Tesla's Elon Musk shows the world his D ... and it's a MONSTER

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Re: I dont get it.

Totally depends where you live. In Norway, where Model S is a top seller, most of the power is Hydro.

So, maybe stop spouting the same old rubbish.

Also, a 691 hp model S? Sign me up.

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Apple iPhone 6: Looking good, slim. AW... your battery died

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Re: All day battery life is the game changer

Yeah, this is why I imported a Droid RAZR MAXX HD, and which is why I'll still keep it until the battery no longer performs.

More 4.5~4.7" phones with >12Wh batteries, please.

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Re: Sony Z3 Compact

Yeah, Z3 Compact is the flagship phone right now of any brand, the Z3 is just a pocket filler.

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus: GORGEOUS FAT pixel density - but it's WASTED

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Except they have high resale value. All Macs seem to keep some value long after they're obsolete. Check ebay.

They'll lose a lot from that initial retail, though, because honestly those dustbins are overpriced.

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Dotcom owns up: my name was 'poison'

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Please

Google never turns up results with pirated material

Blank vhs tapes sold purely to record home movies

Blank cassettes were only for your dictation machine

DVRs only 'time shift'

Blah blah blah

People have been money from copyright infringement for ages, in legit businesses

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iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? No. It is the Most Exquisite THING. EVER

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Fry is becoming less of a national treasure, and more of a national joke. This is sad.

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4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch

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Re: On being slowly boiled alive with video standards

PAL terrestrial to digital a massive upgrade, really?

I find freeview to be horrific, encoding artifacts all over the shop.

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'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

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Re: Start Menu

What are you talking about? Most of the article was about the start menu in 9.

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Windows does have sym links, unless I'm missing the point here

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Was that so hard, Microsoft?

This is definitely a good 'start', so colour me more interested in Windows 9 than 8 by far. Start and applications in windows? What a thing!

Not to mention the fact that Stardock was ahead of the game as they offered both of these, but oh well.

Hopefully they've fixed the other problems with 8, like lack of ClearType, missing Windows Experience Index, COMPLETELY screwed backup system, missing Shadow Copy UI, etc.

The problems with 8 are legion, but at least they are listening.. maybe?

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I guess you didn't watch the video.

Try again.

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Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer

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This is bloody fascinating, thanks.

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All I ever remember of these guys is that they stood outside their shop, hassling you like a religious preacher.

But that was probably ages ago, I haven't really wandered around large town centres for years.

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iPhone 6: Advanced features? Pah! Nexus 4 had most of them in 2012

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Re: NFC woes to come

100% agreed.

Maybe in the US this type of thing is a novelty, but in the UK we already have contactless cards.

Why potentially introduce security issues by having your payment details readily available on your phone, when you can just pull out a much smaller plastic card and tap it instead?

NFC payments work in terms of cards, but I have 0% interest in it for my phone.

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Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?

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Re: I really don't know why it's so complicated.

Well, of course. I'm on the same team, buy your own phone, get a cheap deal that suits you. It's the only way to fly.

Then again I also bought my current and previous phones used off ebay, because I got more for my money.

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Moto 360: Neat gizmo – if you're a rich nerd

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Re: Like anything depends on your personal use cases, or lack of them.

Apparently your time is spent worrying about how bollock-chillingly cold it is.

Do you live in Siberia? Buy some gloves.

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Dodgy Norton update borks UNDEAD XP systems

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"It costs a lot of pain before you work out it was Norton"

Nah, it doesn't. The problem was clearly Norton. First place I'd start, to be honest.

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iPHONEY: Fake iPhone 6 images splattered over Chinese internet

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Apple Reality Distortion Field.

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Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

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Haha, oh Ive...

The difference is, you'll have to convince people to buy your iWatch tat every few years, whereas a well made mechanical timepiece will last for almost all purposes - indefinitely, and either a ridiculous time on a battery, or forever on kinetic or solar absorbing technology. When your iWatch runs out, people will be asking about it, but you'll only be able to show them a blank screen, as if you have some kind of lifeless electronic tumour on your arm, unless you hastily take it off and stuff it in your pocket in shame.

If you want a piece of tat that will be outdated in a year, iWatch is for you. If you want a watch that is well built, timeless, classic, and will tell you the time, faithfully, at a glance, forever, then you want a Swiss watch (or for the less well-heeled, a Casio digital watch, everyone has a soft spot for those!).

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Lenovorola TRIPLE-ola: New Moto G, Moto X and 360 wristputer UNZIPPED

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Re: Was interested in the 360

Yeah, £200 for a toy watch is silly. We're not talking Swiss made precision that will last on batteries forever, or have kinetic or light-absorbing charging, we're talking a bit of kit made in China.

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Re: moto no no

They completely messed these up. 5.2" and 5" and higher cost?

Don't they get what made them such great products in the first place? Moto G was cheap and a decent size. Moto X was also a perfect size.

Tiny batteries, too. These devices make me glaze over.

Honestly, the only phone that catches my eye now is the Xperia Z3 Compact. Same dimensions x and y, little thinner than the Z1 Compact, but with a 4.6" screen instead of 4.3".

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OMAP? I thought TI was out of the SoC game, and that was the excuse Google gave for not upgrading the Galaxy Nexus to KitKat...

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Video: Dyson unveils ROBOTIC TANK that hoovers while you're out

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A true Roomba competitior..

.. Except not, because it can't clean under your sofa.

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Windows 7 settles as Windows XP use finally starts to slip … a bit

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Re: "hard core of folks"

The difference between Vista and 7 can be rather large. 7 saves a LOT of RAM when running Aero, for one thing.

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Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables

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Re: HP Cables Here In The UK Have A Fault To

A lot of the time, dodgy plugs are obvious (insulation in the wrong places or lack of, pin dimensions shot, tiny gap around the edge of the plug to live and neutral, etc.), but dodgy cables, not so much, if they stick a small conductor inside and put thick insulation on it.

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The resistance encountered by the load is of course that which causes the problem; with a smaller cable, substandard and ridiculous American voltage will heat a wire more because more current is required to provide the same power, as you say.

Copper is costly, so the Chinese will surely love to ship you some aluminium instead, or maybe some aluminium covered in something vaguely copper looking to fool you (this happens).

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Bright lights, affordable motor: Ford puts LED headlights onto Mondeo

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Re: Daytime running lights

I agree that DRLs are a pretty pointless addition, and it encourages people only to check for light sources. If you can't see a giant chunk of metal flying at you, but you can now it has a few LEDs on it while in broad daylight, you probably need your eyes checked.

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ISIS terror fanatics invade Diaspora after Twitter blockade

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Never heard of this before now. Diaspora* must be happy, since now they're getting the most publicity ever.

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Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files

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Re: I seriously want one of those canoes

I think the water craft is in bad taste itself, the name isn't going to make it worse. Approved.

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Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy

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Re: Well my cousin will be happy

That detail was always one of the worst wastes of money.

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You'll find Yoda at the back of every IT conference

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Top bollock

It's not the weekend without Alistair Dabbs' opinion pieces.

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Password manager LastPass goes titsup: Users LOCKED OUT

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This is why you don't trust some service with your passwords

Get a copy of KeepAss, and store the database somewhere you can always access. Several places, even.

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Tim Cook on pale, male Apple: 'As CEO, I'm NOT satisfied'

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Re: 0% semitic??

Anti-Semitism is NOT the opposite of Semitism.

Anti-Semitism was made up shorthand to describe Jew Hatred, which is still far more accurate.

Anti-Semitism is has almost nothing to do with hating Semitic peoples.

A Jew might be Semitic, but not all Semitics are Jews.

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Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE

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Re: If you ask for soya 'milk'

Yeah, pretty much.

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Re: If you want a proper coffee

.. If you want a proper coffee, you don't add any milk or any of that shit to at all.

What are you trying to taste, sweet syrup and mammary secretions, or coffee?

Most people don't want lemonade in their beer, so why add crap to coffee?

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Re: If you ask for soya 'milk'

One that can be perfectly viable in ancient times, it seems.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy_milk

"The oldest evidence of soy milk production is from China where a kitchen scene proving use of soy milk was incised on a stone slab dated around AD 25–225."

Not some modern hippy invention, as much as you'd love to believe.

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Fiat Panda Cross: 'Interesting-looking' Multipla spawn hits UK

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Re: Want one so much!

Nah, the most modern aren't included in the charge, but very few engines at the moment are Euro 6 compliant.

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Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays

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Self service checkouts in Waitrose have far better manners than ones in plebian stores such as Tesco or Sainsburys: after you pay, and it detects your items are still on the platform, it doesn't repeatedly tell you to shove off, which is obnoxious and unnecessary, because you're no doubt trying to get a hold of your items.

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BMW's ConnectedDrive falls over, bosses blame upgrade snafu

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If only we had snapshots and virtualisation.

Oh wait, we do.

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White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!

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Pretty much.

It's not as if the company deliberately is going to shun a black guy.

It's simply a matter of the best people applying and getting jobs are white or asian males.

That's not a problem with the business, it's a problem with attitudes or education, and frankly, overall demographics. In a country where whites are still the largest group, it would be understandable that that was shown in other stats.

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X marks the chop: Microsoft takes axe to Nokia's Android venture

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It's the right decision, make an android phone or don't, not this mess, but Satya Nadella is turning out to be one depressing CEO.

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Elon Musk GIVES UP ON SEX: He'll make do with a 'cheap' Tesla III instead

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Re: Looking forward to it

Model S is fifty quid? Bugger me, I better rush to a Tesla dealer right this second and buy a few.

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There's a remake?

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Popular password protection programs p0wnable

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Re: Anyone using any web based password manager is just an idiot.

Yeah, I only use KeepAss too.

Never did trust the idea of using some web service to do the job.

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Amazon France routes around free shipping ban with €0.01 charge

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Re: King Canute

My local is a Waitrose...

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Girl gamers sexism row: Top e-sports federation finds reverse gear

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"Making a separate tournament for females is highly patronising and implies they are less capable of winning than a male player. Having a 'female only' tournament without a separate 'male only' is even more patronising, in addition to being by definition sexual discrimination."

Could not agree more. What a sexist farce.

Women are known to be great on factory assembly lines in China - they have to work with their hands very quickly then, and surely they have the same fight or flight instinct. Taking physical constraints mostly out of the way, the only thing stopping women competing in games just as well is likely the fact they have better shit to do.

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British and European data cops probe Facebook user-manipulation scandal

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.. and nothing of value was lost.

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True fact: Your CAT wees ... like a racehorse

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Re: still

That, and the sheer spectacle.

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