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How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

armyknife

Titles are for toffs.

I'd be interest to hear Suzanne Vega voice an opinion on the matter.

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James Bond's metal-toothed nemesis Richard Kiel dies at 74

armyknife

...

He seems to have given a little bit of entertainment to a lot of people; rather a decent thing to aspire to or have done.

By the sound of it a good bloke.

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Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT

armyknife

Titles are for toffs.

Apple invent the long rumoured wristwatch, might these catch-on and replace fob watches ? :unsure:

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ONE EMAIL costs mining company $300 MEEELION

armyknife

Titles Are For Toffs.

The Markets are sacred, they must be protected at all costs.

Only those on the inside have the right to do this sort of thing.

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Battle ready: Valiant Hearts and Company of Heroes: Western Front

armyknife

Re: Will Ubisoft now rerelease Historyline 1914-18 ?

You can get it on Gog.com as part of the Battle Island/Isle compilation iirc.

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Strap-on gumble biz GoPro files for stock market debut in US

armyknife

Titles are for toffs.

"However, there are some serious pretenders to the company's action camera crown, not to mention knock-offs, so it'll be interesting to see how GoPro’s future pans out in an increasingly crowded market"

So maybe it would be timely for The Reg to do some comparative reviews, as some IT people tend to like this sort of kit.

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Archos ArcBook: An Android netbook for a measly hundred-and-seventy clams

armyknife

titles are for toffs

"what else do you need besides the cloud?"

having had Archos products before, might I suggest build quality this time?

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Facebook preps ad network to TARGET YOU WHERE YOU LIVE

armyknife

Titles are for toffs.

Lets see,.... Nope still not missing it and the seven kinds of stupid it breeds.

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CEO Tim Cook sweeps Apple's inconvenient truths under a solar panel

armyknife

Titles are for toffs

Oodles of green-wash helps the medicine go down; Doctor prescribes another incrementally obsolescent consumer gadget.

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Web data BLEEDOUT: Users to feel the pain as Heartbleed bug revealed

armyknife

Titles are for toffs.

I'm guessing the 'remote assistance' settings screen on my router is that same as 'remote management'?

This news has prompted me to learn more about my router and broadband connection, me being a non-techie person, not in the IT industry.

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Twitter shares plummet as first-ever earnings show weak growth

armyknife

titles are for toffs.

"$521m charge for stock-based compensation expenses"

The 'pumping' is over, the 'dumping' is about to begin.

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Cointerra promises free, specced-up boxen for late shipments of first gen miners

armyknife

titles are for toffs.

What an enormous waste of energy and effort.

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Didn't get a Nook for Xmas? That's OK, hardly anyone else did, either

armyknife

Taking a Wild Guess

B&N probably pay taxes in the countries they do most of their business in, unlike some others?

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Brit inventors' GRAVITY POWERED LIGHT ships out after just 1 year

armyknife

Re: Interesting idea

I think lifting a small weight occasionally is less 'effort' than winding something for 5 minutes.

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Amazon wants in on single-credit-card biz

armyknife

How many eggs in that basket?

'Accident' waiting to happen?

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Why BURN Facebook after reading when you can 'save it for later'?

armyknife

Titles are for toffs.

Doesn't matter, it's served its purpose, namely enable those in the know and in the financial sector to make a killing.

Now that peoples' pension funds have been 'invested' in the long term pig in a poke, the pump and dump merchants/bankers/internet entrepreneurs have moved on to the next big thing. Few weeks ago it was Twitter, a company with no significant revenue nor clear idea of how to make a profit.

Next month, next year it'll be some other example of irrational exuberance, thought I'm pretty sure the modus operandi of those on the inside is carefully thought out and entirely legal.

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Ultimate Doctor Tom Baker REGENERATES, RETURNS to WHO

armyknife

titles are for toffs.

I'm only midly surprised the bbc didn't commission fresh series of 'Doctors' and 'Who Do You Think You Are?' purely so they could shoehorn yet anniversary material into their schedules.

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Spotify reckons it's worth $4 BILLION - and Netflix investor agrees

armyknife

Titles are for toffs.

I value my internet activities at $79,950; anyone want to invest in my Register and cycle forum posts, five thousand quid give you a 10% 'stake'?

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Need a job? The 'Internet of Things' WANTS YOU

armyknife

Titles are for toffs

There are already to many things in my life, why would I want 'them' to communicate with other things belonging to someone else?

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Hard-as-woodpecker-lips MOUSE GOBBLES live scorpion, LAUGHS off stings to face

armyknife

Hmm.

For me this was the most interesting piece on the register today; maybe you guys could think of upping your game a bit in some areas of technology coverage, less articles about Apple vs X/rest of the world, perhaps?

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Phil Collins' daughter 'will give you A VIRUS' – security bods

armyknife

Re: Nothing the Wiser. @Army Knife

No the subject was about people being hoodwinked into installing a virus because they clicked on a link about a celebrity, I commented that I'd never heard of them, didn't care about them and by implication I'd be entirely unlikely to wish to find out more.

You however seem to have an encyclopaedic knowledge about them and the latest hyped product they starred in; in my view that's trivia, but you might be more their target audience?

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armyknife

Re: Nothing the Wiser.

Maharg

Re: Nothing the Wiser.

"Lily Collins was a main character in a film called The Blind Side, I don’t know if you have heard of it, it only grossed over $300 Million, and was nominated for two Oscars, Best Picture and Best Actress, being piped to Best Picture by the Hurt Locker (deservedly so) and winning the Best Actress, as well as winning a best picture Golden Globe and a load of other awards. She was also the lead in the film Mirror Mirror, which made over $100 Million and was also Oscar nominated (all be it for Best Costume design)."

Not heard of this either, my initial response is it's another product some marketer wants me to buy, it appears to have gotten some awards handed out by people who work in that industry and have a vested interest in promoting their products.

My general approach to films is to really on word of mouth and above all the test of time, if something is still regarded as a good film 5,10 or 15 years down the line, I'll get around to watching it.

"Not saying I’m a fan of her, and I understand the attempt at the joke, but in she’s not exactly unknown,"

I wasn't a joke, I'd simple very heard of her, nor for that matter many people who appear in tabloid too.

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armyknife

Nothing the Wiser.

I too had never heard of this person before.

And googling left me still none the wiser.

I'm pleased to be getting older and not giving a flying something about most trivia.

Still don't know who Miles Cryus is either.

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Facebook strips away a bit more of your privacy – but won't say why

armyknife

Titles are for toffs.

Account permanently deleted, goodbye facebook.

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Asus FonePad: You may feel a bit of a spanner

armyknife

Titles are for toffs

They should make a tough multi-screen smartphone, it could have several 6-9 inch screens supported in an unbreakable steel or iron grid, which could be painted bright red, so easy to find if you misplaced it.

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Chrome and Firefox are planet-wreckers, IE cuddles dolphins

armyknife

Re: Any power consumption results by OS?

Hang on, you reckon it takes about two dozen tons of crude oil to make 30kg of computer?

Colour me mauve.

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Unemployed? Ugly? Ugh, no thanks, says fitties-only job website

armyknife

Titles are for toffs.

I wonder if racism is one of their other fascistic tendencies?

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HP: Hey, it could easily have been so much worse

armyknife

Why Print Anything?

I'm interested that in a world of ever increasing processor power and general computerisation, consumer still buy into the notion that ink should rightly be one of the most expensive commodities on earth.

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Report: AT&T dropping Facebook phone after dismal sales

armyknife

titles are for toffs

:Nelson:

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Microsoft 'poised' to SPAFF A BEELLION on e-book also-ran Nook

armyknife

Nook Care Issues

Just looking at their twitter feed, weird that it's the only way to get a response from them, and it appears order numbers are now 300,000 higher than my still to be delivered one.

I don't think that means there are several hundred thousand orders for the e-reader outstanding, I only found out about the site from a comment here. So I suspect those ord.nos are generate for all sales including ebooks etc, possibly worldwide sales too ?

As it is, I'm not holding out any hope of getting one, it'll probably drag on for weeks, and ruined any chance of me getting one elsewhere. Though no doubt ebay will be awash with sales from people trying to make five quid on the thing.

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Google formally recognises Palestine: Puts it on the virtual map

armyknife

Re: When is a "country" not a country.

You know, continually calling it Fakeistinian doesn't help you win the argument, just comes over as rather juvenile.

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Barnes & Noble bungs Raspberry Pi-priced Nook on shelves

armyknife

I wonder if I'll get one ?

Looks good, ordered just the one, for my old dear, so she can borrow fiction from the library.

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Giant solar-powered aircraft to begin cross-country flight

armyknife

Re: At the risk of being too pedantic,,

Yellow Ice.

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UK's £500m web dole queue project director replaced after JUST 4 months

armyknife

Job Search ?

As an 'enduser' of the jobsearch website, the experience has led me to conclude it's an utter joke; if you think you're going to get a job solely through there you'll be sadly mistaken.

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Squillionaire space tourist offers oldsters a holiday to Mars

armyknife

'We' need to do this.

'We' need to do this.

After the first step, humans seem to have stumbled, time to put the other foot forward, make an footprint in the sands of time and see humanity eventually get into its stride.

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Apple serves up 25 BEEELLIONTH iTunes download

armyknife

titles are for toffs.

That's maybe 30% of approaching 99c for 25 billion downloads minus modest infrastructure and marketing, to sell other peoples content.

So in the high single digit billions, quite a cash cow and possibly more than the major 'evil' record labels' profits in that period; you know the people who at least sometimes help develop the content.

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Lotus 1-2-3 turns 30: Mitch Kapor on the Google before Google

armyknife

Did it ever go away?

Still using it today, indeed it's often the first application that gets fired up in the morning. :gasp:

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Raise a beer: Titans of tech fill out 'Worst CEOs' list

armyknife

Titles are for Toffs

Zynga had a games designer, who knew.

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Victory on mobile belongs to Google in 2013

armyknife

Greens and Blues

Oh look the OS 'banter' wars continue into 2013; didn't ancient Byzantium have a solution to this problem?

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Nintendo Wii U Review

armyknife

The 4th Console War

About time too, we need a new installment of the console wars, the whole apple vs the rest was getting So stale on here. :-)

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Sony to do what Apple can't: Remove its batteries - sources

armyknife

Quality products?

Bought some sony rechargeable batteries a while back, worst NiMh batteries I've ever encountered, some failed rapidly, others would barely hold a charge; batteries I've pulled from used garden lights have proven better quality.

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Ten Xbox 360 games you may have missed

armyknife

Repeat, Repeat

Virtually all of these are sequels, what about some review of original games or do those not exist anymore ?

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Greenpeace, unions attack 'secret UN plans to seize the INTERNETS'

armyknife

It's a Conspiracy

I've a theory, but not as we know it Jim.

There I think I've managed to make a sentence that makes as such sense as the 'OMG the UN is taking over the world crowd'.

That's not to say they're not coming for your guns, in that fleet of black helicopters.

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What a clockup! Apple's Swiss clock knock-off clocks up $21m fine

armyknife

Clocking An eyeFull

Nice story, but I think my title would have been better.

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How Bodyform's farting 'CEO' became a viral sensation

armyknife

Amazing.

Wow, what amazingly creative people; to think in the past we had to just put up with those only capable of building bridges, railway lines, defeat fascism, create the welfare state and so forth.

G.Orwell - " Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket. "

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Apple pays up for stealing design from Swiss Railways

armyknife

Swiss Neutrality ?

I would big up Swiss neutrality in WW2 or Hitler being enraged by them, iirc Switzerland will still providing Nazi Germany with weapons and especially munitions in early 1944, they only stopped in May 1944 because the Nazis ran out of hard currency/someone else's gold.

The Americans and other allies weren't best pleased with them in the immediate aftermath of WW2.

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Motörheadphönes ears-in review

armyknife

Bass Chord FTW

I thought the signature element of Motorhead's classic sound is the bass playing of Lemmy, so why do these headphones boost the guitar/'metal sound' ?

Wouldn't it make more sense to have whatever quality near 'neutral' sounding speakers/headphones you can afford and then crank the volume up to whatever you're comfortable with and/or feel reproduces that Motorhead sound the best ?

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Apple iPhone 5 review

armyknife

End of Humanity ?

Is this what we've been reduced to, arguing the toss about the virtues or otherwise of a piece of shiny plastic/glass ?

How about we redirect some of this passion towards somewhat more important issues, be those in your own lives or the wider world ?

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AMD and Intel mainstream desktop CPUs

armyknife

Thorfkin thanks

That's exactly was I was interesting in knowing; I just need a modest pc to play the occasional non-cutting edge game in addition to the usual range of pc uses.

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