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* Posts by Daniel 2

7 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

Transformers MacBooks, robots in disguise

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@AC 09:45

ODFO

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Snow Leopard kisses ZFS bye-bye

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32bit...

"its extended file system, features 32-bit allocation blocks..."

I read this as '32-bit allocation bollocks' and thought it just about hit the nail on the head.

I know, I'll leave quietly. White one with fruity coloured lining, ta

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German lad hit by 30,000 mph meteorite

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Andromeda Strain

And of course anybody who's seen The Andromeda Strain is now waiting for Gerrit to fall over dead having been dessicated from the inside by a space-borne superbug...

Followed by the rest of Essen, Germany, Europe and eventually the World, unless we can get him to Wildfire a.s.a.p....

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Archos claims crown for 'world's slimmest' netbook

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BOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRING

Yawn. Drab product, mediocre spec, uninspired colours, nothing to see here.

And given that this is a netbook* it's probably not a Sony VAIO power button, more likely a Samsung NC10 power button....

Basically this is why we need Apple - they produce products which inspire others to strive for something above the ordinary.

And I'm not even an Apple fan.

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Microsoft to bomb Europe with IE-free Windows 7

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@ Mike OReilly

Boy am I glad you live in the US too.

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@Richard Shearn

"The question that always bothers me is why Apple do not receive the same level of scrutiny"

Presumably because they don't have >90% share of the desktop OS market. When you get to be that powerful, you get extra scrutiny because steps like bundling a browser can mean that by definition you're being anti-competitive (whereas Apple bundling Safari isn't, because it only affects at most 5% of the market).

But you're right, it does seem to be a punishment for being successful.

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Software to turn iPhones, Pres into virtual pens grabs award

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Another idea

Has anybody developed an app yet where you can 'strobe' messages in the air, much like those novelty clocks you can buy with the swinging arm and LEDs? You know, the one where the thing sits there whirring like a dervish and posing a hazard to pets and small children, while the time/date automagically 'hangs' in mid-air?

If somebody developed an app where you wave your arm (holding the phone tight of course), the accelerometer works out relative velocity and the screen 'strobes' your message, I'd buy it and I guess it'd be relatively simple to develop (IANAD)

PS if it doesn't already exist and you're going to make your fortune with it, please at least make a version for the Nokia N95 8GB - cuz I'z got one of thoz (Lolcats FTW)

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