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* Posts by Matthew 4

94 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009

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Schiller: 'Almost everyone' at Apple works on iPhones - not Macs or anything

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Yeah because they weren't making healthy profits from ipods back then..

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Satellite broadband rollout for all in US: But Europe just doesn't get it

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FAIL

satellite broardband sucks is why

horrific lag makes it no faster than an old 56k modem.

I know from experiance.

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Met plod will use 1980s software to police Olympics

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Nothing wrong with legacy software

Generally its faster to use than modern equivalents, not to mention robust since its obviously been working as it was designed to for the last 30 years or so

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Mobile chiefs warned: Ditch unlimited tariffs... or else

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FAIL

"more intelligent pricing designed to encourage off-peak usage."

Really? The whole point of mobile data is that you use it during the day when you're out and about.

If you were to defer mobile data usage until "off peak" times then you would most likely be home, using your wired connection.

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Stop sexing up IT and give Civil Servants Macs, says gov tech boss

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no..

If you have ever worked in a Govt department you would know things are printed (in triplicate) and sent, even if never actually read.

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Can Oz compete in the outsourcing market?

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New Zealand?

Well I work for a large NZ IT company.. we have recently won some big outsourcing jobs from Aussie due to the comparatively slave wages we get paid over here..

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Facebook offers 500 million users SSL crypto

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FAIL

has been around for ages actually.

however it stops you using FB chat so i turned it off

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Sony Ericsson lights up Xperia Arc

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Keyboard too hopefully?

If so I can finally upgrade from my X1..

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Falklands hero Marine: Save the Harrier, scrap the Tornado

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FAIL

BUT...

Harriers are so easy to shoot down in CODMW2!

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Vodafone announces 4G roll-out for Germany

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FAIL

lol..

Perhaps they should finish rolling out 3g first?

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NZ woman pays motorised tribute to A RYAN 1

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FAIL

She's from Upper Hutt...

That explains it all

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Microsoft gets Speedos in a twist over half-naked 'Meter Maids'

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Coat

Simple solution:

Move over to Aussie :) I assure you the climate is far more agreeable.

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Royal Society opens inquiry into why kids hate tech

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FAIL

I don't know about the UK but...

In New Zealand.. we knew more than the "teachers".. so was a complete joke.

I guess it's not supprising though - pay peanuts... get monkeys.

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Intel: dual-core Atom netbooks on sale now

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good news there

dual core makes a huge difference when multitasking on small underpowered laptops - my sony TZ has a 1.2ghz dual core, and runs as well as a regular notebook under most circumstances.

Might be able to save some money and just buy a netbook next time I upgrade

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Apple fans drool over Liquidmetal widget

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wow...

My flashdrive casing is made from liquidmetal.. mabye I should recast it into iphone belt clips and make some cash.

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Aussie broadband is slower than a slow thing in a slow town

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Happy

Over the ditch..

They just upgraded broadband this year in my suburb (to ADSL2+). I now get 9.7 down & .9 up. Not bad now I take a look at the average speeds people are receiving.

I'll still bitch about it bring too slow though :)

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Airline ejects passenger for being hungry

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WTF?

That makes no sense at all

So it would be ok for him to hijack the next flight then? Either you're a threat or you're not...

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BT hikes call charges

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FAIL

rofl

I can't believe BT still charge for local calls etc?? Especially at such high rates.

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Apple app police anoint un-Flash code translation

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FAIL

Who cares?

In the long run it will be Apple, not Adobe who loose over this - makes android a far more attractive program to develop for.

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Hacker swipes details of 4m Pirate Bay users

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FAIL

hah

what idiot would put their real name/main email address up there anyway?

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Android slurps market share from Apple, RIM, Microsoft

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Does M$ even care?

I get the feeling microsoft can't really be bothered with mobiles. They have had longer than anyone to perfect a mobile OS, but 6.1 is hardly any better then CE was.

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Medical diagnoses for 130,000 people vanish into thin air

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It really doesn't matter at all

If the UK has anything like New Zealand Government Departments "Security" then your f*cked anyway - ID stealing/confidential information procurement is the easiest thing in the world now days.

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Video calling impresses Brits, if it's Apple video calling

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FAIL

the thing is..

You can't use it in public because you look (and would be) an idiot - and if you're at home then why not use your laptop for free, with a bigger screen and higher res camera?

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Windows 7 Backup gets users' backs up

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FAIL

tell me something I don't know

quad core, 4gb of ram, and it can't even backup 250gb in a day.

I got work to buy me Acronis true image - does it in just hours & is far more reliable.

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Old timer cleared of extreme porn charges

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FAIL

hrm

So Just buy all your HDD's 2nd hand of ebay then?

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Google's Wi-Fi snoop nabbed passwords and emails

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So many unsecured wifi signals about still.

I live on a hill, overlooking Wellington city, NZ.

I get about 15 pages of wifi networks on a good day from my window, and about 1/10 are still insecure.

Another 1/10 or so still use WEP which amounts to the same thing.

Needless to say I never have to worry about going over my internet limit each month. Plenty of free idiots to leach off.

If you still don't see the risks of leaving your networks open to the world then you deserve what you get.

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BT quotes pensioner £150,000 to get broadband

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FAIL

Yeah your screwed in the sticks

Lived on the West Coast in NZ for a while - it was either 56k or satellite. Both were useless - rains so much there the satellite internet got rain fade like a TV does, lol, and when it did work the lag was so bad it ended up being no faster than a modem anyway for many web pages.

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HTML5 unfit for web TV, says Hulu

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good

anything that pisses off apple users can't be bad.

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Javascript guru calls for webwide IE6 boycott

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WTF?

agh

Id hate to see these Chinese people's idea of a shite browser then.

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'Gossips' say Apple will acquire ARM

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FAIL

Surely not?

I can't believe it would get past (whatever UK's equivalent of the commerce commission is)

It would create a huge monopoly in Apples favour.

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School secretly snapped 1000s of students at home

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WTF?

wtf?

How can they possibly be trying to justify that what they did was ok?

and the LAME excuse about the insurance not paid? why couldn't they just as him when he got to school the next day? It is just a blatent invasion of privacy.

and FYI A/C you are not meant to close your laptop lid while it is running as the keyboard is where much of the heat is dispersed.

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Mozilla: 'no plans' to bundle Flash with Firefox

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FAIL

"buggy," littered with security holes"

Funny, sounds exactly like OSX to me.

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'Switch to Century Gothic to save the planet'

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FAIL

wtf

Would be more useful comparing it to Calabri wouldn't it? Ariel was phased out after office 2003...

Why do people feel the need to print out so many emails anyway?

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Windows Phone 7: free tools, captive Marketplace

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ffs

There is actually NO good mobile platform at the moment is there..

I'm just going to stick with my xperia x1 for another year until something decent comes along.

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Think software patching is a hassle? You're not alone

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Linux

i swear..

about 1gb of ram must go to keeping those damn adobe, m$ etc etc, update managers going in the background all the time.

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Google says desktop PC is three years from 'irrelevance'

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FAIL

yeah right...

There's not a hope in hell that my, or any office i know will be switching to laptops within 3 years.

Also... I have yet to see a modern game that runs well on a laptop (let alone a smart phone), unless you have about $5k to spend anyway.

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Microsoft re-tiles mobile platform for Windows 7 era

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pointless

as an X1 owner i can say that the whole panel thing is useless. you end up choosing one home screen and stick to it. Im sure this will be the same.

All they really need to do is upgrade everything to a touch UI and it will be sweet.

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Extreme pr0n suspect has his internet access suspended

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FAIL

Don't see how this can work?

So they ban cellphones too? Easy as hell to set them up as a bluetooth modem now days.

Same with the neighbours wifi etc etc.

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Anti-Internet Explorer 6 protests grow with online petition

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FAIL

You think that's bad??

Until last year I worked for a New Zealand SOE (which will remain nameless)

IE5 ONLY. Perhaps they have IE6 by now

The problem with anything which ends in .govt is that no one has the balls to take up the responsibility to make any changes, so things stay the same for far longer than anyone working for a private company would ever realise.

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Retailers fooled by fake and borrowed IDs

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FAIL

depends what you wear

If I'm wearing a shirt then never looked at twice, however wear a hoodie or some such and they ask me every time.

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Windows 7 upgrades Vista laptops to lower battery life

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not true..

My HP has suffered no such battery fail. In fact I find the power actually lasts longer due to several bugs being ironed out with the windows CPU usage controls.

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Who ate all the iPies?

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Agreed.. But

Crap product or not - it will probably sell fairly well.

I'm sure that by the 3rd gen it may also support flash.

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Data watchdog slaps Southampton Uni hospital

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why laptops?

Do they really need patient records on laptops? seriously. why not just use a VPN and keep the actual records somewhere secure.

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Microsoft re-org hints at Windows and Mobile merge

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well god know's it needs it

Access to more resources is probably what windows mobile needs.

Its a great product, just lacking in the great apple GUI really

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Brits left cold by mobile internet

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Well..

I don't know about the UK situation, but here in New Zealand, it's the incredibility high data charges that keep people away.

Mobile operators are really shooting themselves in the foot with their ridiculous data rates.

Luckily at work & home I can connect over wifi...

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Zero-power LCD aims to reduce paper use

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haha

The other reason for paper use may be the price difference?

$30 vs (nearly) free?

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Rickets rise linked to excessive gaming

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Retarded Govt policys to blame

So.. they firstly ban kids from all contact (I.e. FUN) sports and outside games, THEN wonder why they just stay indoors??

Seriously only a moron wouldn't have seen this coming a mile off.

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BT to throttle P2P for faster broadband

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hah..

Well you do pay for what you get. If you pay enough then you can still get high speed p2p for your games

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Judge awards Dish Network $51m from satellite pirate

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FAIL

Just stupid

I mean.. I'm just guessing here, but the chances are he doesn't have 59 million, let along 600.. so it's all a pointless exercise anyway.

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Greenpeace: Apple ain't so brown anymore

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What total crap

I can't see how a company like Microsoft can be doing more damage to the environment than say.. HP or Acer who produce so much hardware.

Not that I really care but still.. these numbers appear to be pulled form thin air

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