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Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?

David 66

Nice article - thanks

Precisely what I wanted to know about glass and the 'in use' photos completed the picture. I look forward to being able to sleep at night with that out of the way.

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Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

David 66

a) Being told I can't watch it by the police is pathetic and erodes the respect I have for the boys n girls in blue. The crime is the murder, not the insensitive sharing of a video of the murder.

b) I will not watch a video of someone being tortured/killed. For me, it's a respect thing. By watching it, I'm collaborating in the dehumanisation of the victim and fulfilling the murderers' wishes. If that's hard to get your head round, say it's a video of someone you know being raped. How could you watch that? How could you share it?

Imho, the only valid/moral reason to submit to watching this grotesque stuff is if you're in the business of taking names and doling out smackdown justice.

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Insecure AVG search tool shoved down users' throats, says US CERT

David 66

It's personal

The companies doing this are doing it to your dear old mum and your friends and neighbours - people you care about and can't be there to protect. These companies are conning your granny and your kids and your spouse. They're wheedling and tricking and they don't ever stop, even when the computer can't cope any more and then there's the pain of fixing or the expense of replacing the computer.

Who would do that?

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Foxconn CEO: 'Suicides weren't our fault'

David 66

discredited

When Foxconn suicides was the News, they had 1,000,000 employees. With that many employees, I calculated that their HR department would be statistically likely to be handling suicide instances ALL THE TIME. If they weren't, then that'd be the anomaly.

So long ago, I can't remember the numbers.

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IoT cup claims 'instant' identification of what's in it

David 66

Thirst is commonly felt as hunger. I am in the habit of drinking first to see if the hunger goes away.

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ASUS launches 5-in-1 Android Windows Phone laptop tablet (breathe)

David 66

Re: Identity Crisis

This is actually exactly what I want.

I can trade up my 1600x900 17" lappie, my ageing S2 Android phone and my wonderful ASUS TF201 tablet w/ keyboard into this machine.

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EBay, you keep using the word 'SECURITY'. I do not think it means what you think it means

David 66

Re: Is the net progressing or regressing?....

YOU DARED TO SPELL SHINY INCORRECTLY.

Seriously: you make a good point.

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Mozilla axes HATED Firefox-ad-tab plan ... but will try again

David 66

This is why

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/23/mozilla_2012_annual_report/

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Facebook swallows Oculus VR goggle-geeks. Did that really happen?

David 66

Just heard the news

Suddenly cured of my desire for Oculus Rift.

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Minecraft developer kills Kickstarted Minecraft movie

David 66

Minecraft is a spinoff from a better game: Wurm

title says it all.

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Undercover BBC man exposes Amazon worker drone's daily 11-mile trek

David 66

Re: Is this a story?

Cover the timer with a post-it et voila, a nice walk.

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Om-nom-nom-nom! Google's Cookie Monster DEVOURS MORE DRIVES

David 66

Re: Oi Google..

I have the same trackball, only a year or two old shirley? And that's the Antec-1200 case, I think. 12 bays.. I have the 900 with 9 bays, Most aweseome case for air cooling.

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Another DEVASTATING Chelyabinsk METEOR STRIKE: '7x as likely' as thought

David 66

uhh.

03:20 UTC.... it was 0920 local... That's a good few timezones out

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Australian confirms Huawei ban

David 66

ECHELON

The only thing in Oz the Yanks would be concerned about. Good ol' NSA keepin' it real

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECHELON

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Oz volcano's lava lake spills from crater

David 66
Mushroom

I, for one, am glad you asked

we demand knowledge, and we demand it now.

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Beached whale on Suffolk coast - Reader snap

David 66
Pint

sammiches

victimless crime

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Tablets, copycats and Weird Al Yankovic

David 66

Is the Galaxy Tab still being offered for sale? it must be 2yrs old by now

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Microsoft tightens squeeze on TechNet parasites

David 66
Happy

hilarious!

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Bank Trojan crooks trouser £800k from 30,000 Brits

David 66

so which banks? who should be (re)checking statements? I am too lazy to search. Or check.

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Google Chrome serves up only emptiness, for many users

David 66

Gutted that new Chrome on my transformer prime android doesn't work properly. Keep having to bin it and open original browser

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Asus Transformer Pad TF300

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Nice price point

I have the Prime (love it) and might easily have gone for this instead if it were out in time.

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My part in the GREATEST IPO SUCCESS of ALL TIME

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That's the funniest thing I've read all day. 100% style.

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Vatican in pact with Microsoft to initiate world's youths into Office

David 66

students or pupils?

You're confusing me with the blurring of boundaries.

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Anonymous takes the Kremlin offline in Putin protest

David 66
Megaphone

Putin's a wanker.

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German scientists link two labs with ‘universal quantum network’

David 66

So what is it?

I'm confused. How is this demonstrating spooky entanglement when they're connected by optical fibre?

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UK.gov holds summit to stop satnav-driven smash-ups

David 66

funny thing happened on the way home

I had to drive home on my familiar route 2hrs in the dark, and just to be different, I put my smartphone's satnav on just to keep me entertained.

I missed my junction.

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Samsung admits Android tablet cash haul is disappointing

David 66
Megaphone

Cash waiting

My cash is waiting for someone to release current state-of-the-art technology onto the consumer market.

Asus, tied into a deal whereby PC World/ Curry's withhold Transformer 2s from the market until they've sold all their Transformer 1s... And now I won't buy the T2 because it's past its sell-by date. The Slider was great but also withheld until it was OVER A YEAR OLD. What the heck!

Samsung must try harder, too. My phone trumps the Tab on all but size, and some of the places it trumps it are in pure performance terms. I'm not buying it.

Take a leap of faith and give us the good stuff before it goes bad.

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LOHAN flashes fantastical flying truss

David 66

both balloons bursting?

That'll only happen if one balloon by itself is unable to continue to climb after the first balloon bursts.

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Brit student locked up for Facebook source code hack

David 66

"In sentencing, Judge Alistair McCreath told Mangham his actions were anything but far from harmless"

That's a relief! I thought there'd been some harm.

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Airport bomb Twitter joker in second fine appeal bid

David 66
Mushroom

Print my comment or I will blow up this website

Leave a sack of cash in the bin behind my house. Address supplied.

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Ancient cave girl genome could crack Man's genetic puzzle

David 66
Devil

You'd willingly bring into the world a pretty-much-human circus freak who wasn't created in love, or gestated within a family or expected with anything more homely than mawkish and morbid scientific and tabloid curiosity? You're going to Scientist Hell!

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Assange: 'iPhone, BlackBerry, Gmail users - you're all screwed'

David 66

So...

Where do I buy this stuff from?

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David 66
Black Helicopters

Proof

I posted yesteday asking for a website to buy this software and my post was 'disappeared'.

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ICO 'too scared' to clobber press for data breaches

David 66
Devil

A party atmos breaks out at Vulture Central

As you aren't going to get slapped for that recent data fuckup ;)

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British garbage worms survive in space without human help

David 66

Fire off our landfill rubbish to MArs with these worms and let them create a biosphere. Something like that. Job done.

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Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101

David 66

price :'(

The price un-excites me. I was excited but now I'm cured. Especially with the the Transformer 2 arriving presently with quadcore. This thing was more or less ready at the other end of the year; it's not cutting edge anymore so the price is wrong. I mean, my phone is faster.

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Swedish college girls now twice as slutty as in 2001

David 66
Joke

The GUYS could insist on using condoms

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E-car crash leads to battery blaze

David 66
Mushroom

not quite on topic but

do I have to worry about spontaneous trouser fires weeks after dropping my phone?

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Valve says credit card data taken

David 66

I'm a Valve/Steam customer and tbh I don't know if I have a card registered or not. Someone mentioned PayPal - I probably pay with that.

My problem is that I've been googling for a few minutes without turning up any Valve or Steam sites for me to login to. I'd be embarrassed if I wasn't fine blaming Google's ranking engine.

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UK to big brands: Get off our Facebook, mate!

David 66

It's hard to complain on Facebook because you first have to "Like" the company you despise. It's the same with getting in touch with politicians that way.

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Doctor Who and the Unsatisfactory Five Hole Tape Punch

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The world just wasn't ready for its first gay CPU

A new keyboard, please.

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Anonymous shuts down hidden child abuse hub

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Anonyomous redeemed

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Gov to spread mobile masts to remote corners of Blighty

David 66

This spells the end for bees, doesn't it?

We've hounded them out of towns. Now we're hounding them out of the countryside.

Hooray for us!

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Samsung shifts 10 millionth Galaxy SII

David 66

Just jumped from gorgeous iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S2

And no regrets. The S2 is amazing.

16GB to the HTC Sensation's 8GB

Removable battery

Huge screen, but very thin and significantly (i.e. very noticeably) lighter than other, smaller androids and any iPhone

Side-by-side with an iPhone 4, the iPhone screen is pitiable. Owner of said iPhone is now quite de-smugged.

As an aside, it's a joy to have the freedom to mess around writing apps for my phone (even ON my phone in a choice of languages!!!11) without being tied to a type of host computer.

I overheard in Phones4u that 40% of all their sales are S2s at the moment.

The only way I prefer the iPhone is the keyboard, and that may just be because I'm accustomed to it. When it was new, I was mis-typing everything.

And here's something else. On the basis of this phone, I'd whole-heartedly recommend a Samsung Galaxy Tab over an iPad. And that's a significant internal shift on my part, I can tell you!

Well done Samsung.

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Rogue toilet takes out Norfolk server

David 66
Happy

Brown Scren of Death is the funniest thing I've ever read

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1-in-3,200 chance* that a fiery satellite chunk will hit someone on Friday

David 66

I think I'd take the view that I could sell any fragments on eBay. Yeah! take that, America!

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Microsoft unveils file-move changes in Windows 8

David 66
FAIL

lol at the linked MS article

Where it says "And here you can see how the speed of file transfer increases substantially when two of the copy jobs are paused"

it shows 2 of 3 copy operations paused and whilst the remaining job is now copying 4x faster, it is showing the same 2m30s remaining despite having 200MB less remaining to be copied in that operation.

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Moderatrix kisses the Reg goodbye

David 66

Jude

Is not a boys' name. Doncha remember the chick from the Bibble? She even has her own book.

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Stranger danger: Worse online, or on the street?

David 66
Megaphone

school run

Nothing makes my blood boil on a daily basis quite like the school run of parents driving their kids to school. It's wrong on so many levels: expense, pollution, congestion, fear reinforcement, weakening and fattening the children. Killing with kindness.

Kick the kids out of the door, keep them off the internet and they'll be 10x safer from dangerous predators (who're all online). They'll integrate into society, get social skills (as opposed to social media skills), get fresh air and exercise, and perhaps give us some hope for the future.

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Duke Nukem Forever rocks up on shelves

David 66
Flame

Who cares what girls think

about boys' toys? I love it and I don't care.

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