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Behold the Lumia 535 NOTkia: Microsoft wipes Nokia brand from mobes

Danny 5

Re: Meh

And another one talking out of his arse.

I use Bluetooth audio at home and in my car, it *always* works and sounds great. My phone has been working continuously for the past several months. Last reboot was initiated by myself, an app was misbehaving (nothing to do with the phone, or the OS).

I use phone banking on an almost daily basis and the problems you describe simply don't happen.

I don't believe a word you're saying and I seriously doubt you actually ever owned or used a winphone.

I hate Apple, I love bashing them, but I stay away from topics I'm not 100% sure about and I do appreciate that some people love their devices (heck, I even advised my mom to get an Iphone, as I thought it would be the right device for her). Perhaps you should do the same?

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Danny 5
FAIL

Re: Meh

Hater's gonna hate eh?

I have a Lumia 1020 and it's a great device. The camera is still the best you can get and when it was new, it amazed reviewers. Lumia camera's have been proben to be among the best, so if you say they're crap, you're talking out of your arse.

Bug ridden OS? please specify those bugs. I'm on my second winphone and am yet to encounter any serious bugs, so please tell me what bugs you refer to (talking our of your arse again).

lack of customization? and what exactly would you want to customize? I find the level of customization possibilities to be more then sufficient.

lack of apps? Perhaps that's the only valid point you made, though I have a hard time believing that an app landscape containing hundreds of millions of apps is better then one that "only" has tens of millions.

You sir, are a hater.

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UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones

Danny 5

And here's silly old me thinking that (intelligent) people had stopped bashing windows, just for the sake of bashing windows, but I guess some people just cannot see past their old gripes.

I hate Apple in a similar way, but at least I've come to understand that they make some damn good products. Hating products just because of the brand is silly, so the least you could do i admit they actually make decent products.

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Video games make you NASTY AND VIOLENT

Danny 5

sigh

So the conclusion is that if you frustrate people, they become unfriendly (er)? Wow, I never would've imagined this outcome, annoyed people become unfriendly, that must be the biggest breakthrough ever!

Ground breaking research right here people!

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Facebook Oculus VR buyout: IT WANTS your EYEBALLS

Danny 5

wow

Well, that's certainly a big "fuck you" in the face of all their supporters. Create your gear out of donations, but at the first sight of big money, sell out faster then Dr Dre!

I was very interested in the development of the oculus rift, but i'm going to completely ignore it from now on.

I have a facebook account, as i see it as a necessary evil, but i want to stay away from them as much as i can.

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One-minute Koch-blocking earns attacker two years, massive fine

Danny 5

Back in the day

I fondly remember participating in several DDOS attacks against a spammer back in the late 90's. there were no rules for such conduct back then and the T1 line at the office proved to be quite valuable. I never even got a slap on the wrist from an admin.

Ahhh, consequence free digital attacks, those were the days!

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SLAPPING an iPhone out of a corporate drone's hand: You're not the only one who longs to do it

Danny 5

Re: Exchange admin's point of view

Thanks for putting things in perspective! Our lack of issues with Android could simply be due to a lack of exposure. Most of the devices used are Iphones and Ipads. Second is Android, but they're way behind with my customers and a distant third is still winphone. I do see there's a sharp rise in winphones being used in corp environments though, which from my perspective is a major plus.

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Danny 5

Exchange admin's point of view

My comment might seem biased, as i'm known to be a fervent Apple hater, but my colleagues say the same thing. I'm an exchange admin and Iphones are the bane of my existence. Android devices don't cause anywhere near the issues we get from Iphone and Ipad's and Winphone devices are a breath of fresh air compared to both. Inexplicable errors resulting from Iphone connections. Meetings showing up on completely different dates and times on an Iphone, content not being sycnronized properly, the endless stream of errors generated in the eventlog are but a few of the long list of issues we have with I-devices.

Support for Android, which i believe Microsoft thinks is the real enemy, is fine, so i don't believe it's Microsoft making things hard, it's Apple playing refusenik.

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Darth Vader outs self as iPhone fanboi

Danny 5

ehr...

came here for the obligatory "phone of the dark side" joke, was disappointed to see i have to make it myself.

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Confessions of a porn site boss: How the net porn industry flopped

Danny 5

so that was you?

I chatted with a couple of those bots on MSN chat. Some of them became more and more realistic and the triggers seemed to become more advanced. It was kinda funny to see those bots evolved.

They never made it past funny though, nobody in their right mind would believe it was a real person sitting on the other side.

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Bitcoin value breaks $1,000 barrier in FRENZIED HYPEGASM

Danny 5

why?

Why does virtual currency confuse so many people? Have we gotten so used to our paper money, that we no longer realize that's virtual currency as well? Somehow people have gotten so confident that their 10 dollar/pound/euro note actually represents that monetary value, that we no longer see printed money for what it is? Do we really think that piece of paper with a 10 on it is actually worth 10 dollar/pound/euro?

All currencies are virtual, so why are bitcoins so hard to grasp?

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Just who is Apple's most frustrated fanboi? Surprise – it's GOOGLE

Danny 5

Re: They should be forced to use

Excuse me? where have you been hiding for the past couple of years? We're not on windows95 anymore, which had crap security. Windows security has made massive strides and is now considered a secure platform. Go at each other's throats for all i care, but don't talk crap.

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Macy's: Now with Apple's Minority Report ads system that TRACKS your iPHONE

Danny 5

Re: Gone in 60 seconds

5 obviously, i'm a pro!

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Danny 5

Re: So you need to have downloaded an app

Not the way i see it. the Ispy is on at all times, this app just utilizes it's functions. They can track you through the beacon anyway, the app just shouts deals at you.

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Danny 5

Gone in 60 seconds

The moment my mobile starts annoying me, out of the blue, with messages about potential good deals in the store i'm in, i will throw it on the ground and repeatedly stomp my heel on it.

What the hell!

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Hate Skype now it's part of Microsoft? How about a Chinese clone, then?

Danny 5

woa!

You sir, are now the object of my envy!

Original transformer comics? I still have the original cartoons hidden somewhere, right up till the golden age with Fortress Maximus, Scorponok, the head - and targetmasters and the beginning of the golden age!

Man i feel old now!

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Danny 5

Fear

I'm not sure what i fear more, being with Microsoft and pretty much getting a guarantee your data is not safe and will be looked at by whoever, or going to China and pretty much getting a guarantee your data is not safe and will be looked at by whoever,

Fuck this, i'm leaving the internet.

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Google, Microsoft to drop child sex abuse from basic web search

Danny 5

naive

You must be pretty fucking naive to think peado's go to Google or Bing to get their daily serving of kiddieporn.

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PlayStation daddy on new PS4: She's ALL 'PLAY', NO 'Station' this time

Danny 5

Re: The PS3 was and still is a top-notch product

While i feel you are pretty much spot on with your comments, i have to say that not everybody goes for the absolute, end all of graphics and computing power in a console. As said in the article, your console will sell mostly based on content. This race for best performance has not done the gaming industry any good in general if you ask me, as the focus has shifted from gameplay, to getting the most gorgeous graphics available. That's not what most gamers want. Eyecandy is nice, but if the gameplay sucks, people aren't going to buy your games.

The PS4 and the Xbox one are superior to their predecessors, shouldn't that be enough?

Still upvoted, as i do agree with most of it.

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MPAA, RIAA: Kids need to learn 3 Rs – reading, writing and NO RIPPING

Danny 5

seriously?

Rights holders propaganda in the classroom? Commercial parties telling children what they can and cannot do? Really? I am taken aback!

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'Last EVER REAL Nokia' phone heads for Verizon, leaky pic-spurt reveals

Danny 5

Re: 'Last EVER REAL Nokia' phone

I still have an N9 and will keep it alongside my 6310i. I fail to see why the Microsoft with Lumia was a disaster, as it's gaining more and more ground. Winphone is getting close to Apple in Europe, because people are starting to find out they're actually pretty damn good devices.

I hate Apple and like to flame them, but i'm not so jaded as to think all their products are crap, so how about admitting to the fact that winphone and Nokia is a good combo and will probably grow a lot more.

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Turkish TV presenter canned for flashing too much cleavage

Danny 5

bah

Their whole government is retarded and seems bent on destroying the secular nature of Turkey. They can have it anyway they want to though, just don't expect to be granted access to the EU.

Having said that, i know the EU leaders only think about freedom when it suits them.

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Apple ban win: Now you can't buy Samsung gear no one was buying

Danny 5

Of course there's no conflict of interest

America at it's finest, but what would you expect from them? Ban an American company? No bloody way we'll do that, but we'll ban their competitors over a similar issue no problem at all.

Well i've always had a "fuck apple" attitude and that's not going to change, so fuck Apple.

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Techies with Asperger's? Yes, we are a little different...

Danny 5

ehr?

I thought pretty much all techies had some form of autism, i know i do. Having such a condition can be trialing at times, but in my professional life it's been more of a benefit then anything. My uncanny ability to remember all things technical is a prized asset for me.

Sure, being seen as anti social is a bit of a hassle sometimes. (just because i like to be alone, doesn't mean i'm anti social, or depressed), but i've learned to deal with that and my friends mostly accept me for who i am.

I can't change who i am, so i decided to stop trying to change myself. If i do try, i'll end up not being myself, which would ultimately result in me being unhappy.

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'Peeping while you're sleeping' NSA parody T-shirt ban BACKFIRES

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Re: Nah

I have that, it'd falling to pieces due to age though ;)

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Danny 5

tried to buy one

But them seem to lack paypal support and for reasons of self-preservation, i don't have a credit card.

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Xbox 180: Microsoft scraps mandatory Kinect policy

Danny 5

but what about

If you disconnect it completely? It's not going to be hard wired to the console, as that'd just be silly, so what happens if you don't connect it?

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'Look, give us Snowden' - this Friday's top US-Russia talks revealed

Danny 5

Bah!

Wasn't it Obama himself who said whitleblowers should be protected and not procecuted? The US is a country of liars and backstabbers, who will only do the right thing, if it serves their purpose. The US like to point to other countries when it comes to human rights, but they themselves wipe their ass with human rights if they feel the need for it.

I'm finding myself cheering for Rusia, though i must admit that has a strange taste to it.

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So, who here LURVES Windows Phone? Put your hands up, Brits

Danny 5

Faboy here

I love my Lumia 900, only gripe being it doesn't have windows phone 8, but 7.8 does the job quite well.

The lumia series are great phones, but i don't think it really apeals to the kids, which is the demo everyone is aiming for. Uptake of the Lumia in office environments is actually quite good, probably due to the rock solid reputation Nokia Earned in the office workplace.

I think there's a good future for Nokia and Winphone, but they need to work hard to make it happen.

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Google menaces Apple's 3-year-old toddler with its cheap stream tech

Danny 5

stopped reading

right after "Apple invented all technology breaksthroughs and everyone else just copies".

Really can't do better then that? I'm an Apple hater, but at least i respect the good things they've done. You're an Apple evangelist and should really stick with your cultist buddies.

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Fanbois smash iPhone 5s much sooner than iPhone 3s ... but WHY?

Danny 5

Nokia!

Aside from a frew trips to Samsung, i've always used Nokia phones and smartphones. It really doesn't matter what you do to a Nokia, it'll survive. I still have my 6310i, which works just fine. I have an N95, which has the back plate held in place by tape, that still works like a charm and i have my Lumia, which has seen the ground far too often as well, but is still in perfect nick.

Just use Nokia, their phones are virtually indestructable.

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Pure boffinry: We peek inside Nokia's miracle cameraphone

Danny 5

Sticking with Nokia

I've switched back to Nokia when i got my Lumia 900 and i'm not likely to go back to another brand. I don't even get why so many people are anti winphone, as the Lumia phones are on par with any other brand. I personally love my phone and can't wait to get my hands on the 1020.

We had a discussion recently about battery life and everyone seemed very impressed that i could go through nearly a full day, when my battery warning is on. I can make calls all day long, without it going down. I can't use WiFi, Bleutooth or GPS anymore, but basic functionality remains functional for many hours. I understand other phones cannot match that performance.

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Dear Linus, STOP SHOUTING and play nice - says Linux kernel dev

Danny 5

Linus is right

I'm surprised to see myself actually favoring mr Torvalds, but i am. Political correctness has shown just how damaging it can be throughout society and there's nothing wrong with being brutally honest.

Just call it like you see it and if someone is offended, then that's their problem. If you can't stand Linus' rants, then either make REALLY FUCKING SURE your shit is stable, or don't be a linux DEV.

Can't be simpler then that and i say Go Linus!

And for the record, i'm the opposite of Linus, i'm always watchign what i'm saying and try to be political correct. Oftentimes i find myself on the border of lying, just to be nice and that's not the way to go. I wish i was more like him tbqf

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Outlook son of Hotmail goes titsup for many in the US and UK

Danny 5

hotmail

I've been one of the first users of hotmail/outlook and have always felt it was as insecure as it could be. I might work on Microsoft systems, play on a Microsoft console and walk around with a winphone, that doesn't mean i trust Microsoft, more the opposite in fact. my hotmail box is my spambox.

I've always expected at least someone to be reading along, it made sense to think that way.

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Oh please, PLEASE bring back Xbox One's hated DRM - say Xbox loyalists

Danny 5

Insane

We already have a system that's ready for both, it's on the 360 right now. You can buy most games digitally from the marketplace, all they need to do is implement a trading/reselling system in there and they're done.

Are these people insane? Nobody in their right mind is in favor of DRM and i am truely amazed to see people happily throwing away their right of ownership.

You know what, fuck this, If DRM is back, then i'm out. I'm already going to wait and see what happens and not get a new console early on.

I also can't stand their high and mighty attitude about people being misinformed. Just because they think it's the next best thing since sliced toast doesn't mean it's the best thing for everyone. These closed systems are only good for one thing, hiking prices for big gaming companies. The only games that might become cheaper are the indie games and those DEV's aren't making much money as it is.

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Snowden: 'Hey, Assange, any more room on Ecuador's sofa?'

Danny 5
Happy

Now who was it that said "the price of freedom is eternal vigilance"

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Pussy galore: Bubble-bath webcam spy outrage

Danny 5
Happy

integrated webcam

My company laptop has an integrated webcam and even though it has a light that shows when it's on and i'm confident i can't be spied on, i still cover the lens when i set it up at home. A healthy dose of paranoia is a good thing when you're online.

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Microsoft caves on Xbox One DRM and used-game controls

Danny 5
Meh

Re: I Understand Why.. but am disappointed

I've heard people say this a million times, but i am yet to hear a compelling argument in favor of DRM. So here's your chance, go ahead and give me a good argument in favor of DRM. I promise i will be open minded about it.

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Danny 5
Pint

Re: Downloads cheaper than Disc

Which is how things work on the 360 now. I can buy normal games from the marketplace, that are more expensive in retail. I'm still amazed at how Microsoft could make this mistake. As it stands now on the 360, you can either buy a physical product, or buy it from the marketplace at a reduced price. When bought from the marketplace, you can't resell. So effectively, you're paying extra for your physical product, which in turn allows you to share/loan/resell your game.

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Danny 5
Devil

Re: They must've been shitting pellets

Sony shafted their customers with the PS3, but they too have regained a lot of my respect, so i see no reason to treat Microsoft any different.

Do i trust Microsoft? About as far as i can throw them, but being the bigger person and admitting your massive mistake is still a good move in my book. I don't really even fault companies for trying to shaft their customer, as that's par for the course in my book (at least, it feels like that nowadays), but when such a company makes an about face and actually says "we fucked up and we're realy worried about losing your support, so we're going to make things better", it's still a good thing.

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Danny 5
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They must've been shitting pellets

I'm pretty sure this was a panic move from Microsoft, they must've been REALLY scared to make an about face like this.

Having said that, kudos to Microsoft for listening, swallowing their pride and actually admitting they fucked up big time. I'm going to wait it out for a while when it comes out though, as i'm not yet 100% convinced, but if this is how it's going to be, i'll gladly return to Xbox.

It takes a big person to admit you made a bad choice, so they've regained some of my respect, but the proof of the pudding is still in the eating.

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Sony sucker-punches Xbox on price, specs, DRM-free gaming

Danny 5
WTF?

Re: Sony running themselves into the ground

take those covers from your eyes, mate! Who the hell lends out disks or puts them on ebay? have you looked on ebay? Are you actually a gamer and do you have actual gaming friends? For many many years this has been standard practice amongst gamers and i'm actually astounded about your casual attitude towards it.

Surely you're trolling? please, someone tell me he's trolling, nobody can be this blind.

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Danny 5
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Re: Same ol Same

And besides, what's so bad about having to pay a little extra if you want to play online? only seems fair to me. I understand you will get a free game every month for your subsription. I don't call that a restriction, i call that a good deal!

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Danny 5

Re: Need 4 Speed : Handbreak Turn

I don't see that happening, as that would require a mayor overhaul of the system and it's too late to do that. Microsoft will have to suffer the consequence of their arrogance and will have to start from nearly scratch again.

Maybe the Xbox one.1 will have all we wanted, wasn't that the case for windows 8.1 as well? It'll be a good while before they've changed everything though.

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Danny 5
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sold!

Well done Sony, you did what i hoped you would do and have capatalized on Microsoft's fuckup. I know where my money will be going when the new consoles hit the shelves. I might even check to see if i can get a nice, second hand PS3, as i noticed there's some awesome games yet to come out for it.

Above video is hillarious, i received it from a friend yesterday. Massive win for Sony here, i'm sure they're still laughing.

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Microsoft announces $499 price tag, new games for Xbox One

Danny 5
Trollface

Re: It's terrible

I'm sure you and the other three people buying it will have a blast.

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Danny 5
Devil

Sony wins

Well i believe that's game, set and match, isn't it?

The PS4 is cheaper, has (slightly) better specs, has no online requirement and doesn't restrict 2ns hand games. Microsoft may have inadvertently ended the console war.

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YES, Xbox One DOES need internet, DOES restrict game trading

Danny 5
WTF?

Re: Big. Deal.

Speak for yourself. I happen to be an email admin and i most certainly don't read my customer's email. None of my colleagues do either. I'm pretty sure this is just a sad trolling attempt, but if not i pitty your clients.

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Danny 5
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Re: Big. Deal.

You're missing the point. Yes, my 360 is wired to the internet 24/7 as well, but if i choose to do so, it'll fully function after i take the cable out. THAT'S the issue here. If i take out the cable of an Xbox one, it'll stop working after 24 hours and in my book, that's a big no no.

And yes, i'm paranoid, do you feel completely safe knowing companies like Microsoft are likely to share their data with the NSA? data gathered by your console? by your consoles camera and microphone?

Also, you attitidue is sorely lacking in common decency.

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Danny 5
WTF?

and another thing

Why should people even buy physical games in this model? surely there's no added benefit to it anymore? I might as well just buy my games from the online store. I guess i'm starting to see the even bigger picture, Microsoft and the game publsihers don't want a slice of the second hand market, they want a large slice of the entire retail business.

Well what can i say, other then they can go F..K themselves?

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