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

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Re: car

This is what happens when you use ad blockers on el reg

won't someone think of the journos?

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Next moneybags kingpins of tech: Fondleslab game devs

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Please please please

can we have some decent RPGs of Fallout/skyrim level of quality

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The Register Monopoly Pubcrawl Mobile Map: VODAFONE VICTOR in LONDON

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Google

This is exactly the sort of thing that Google could be testing as it drives its street cars round the country

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IT blokes: would you say that LEWD comment to a man? Then don't say it to a woman

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Re: Booze is often a trigger

"OK, in the Soviet Army they used to put bromide into tea. Makes you concentrate more on the guns and marching and forget about women for a while. Maybe that's what they should do at these IT events?"

I think you'll find that instead of interfering with women they'll start interfering with other sovereign nations.

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The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

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Chrome on Linux is NOT getting netflix support

Chrome on Linux can be spoofed into running netflix

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/netflix-linux-html5-support-plugins

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Re: It's unlikely to improve

"Have you ever released anything on a Microsoft platform?"

Yes

I'm a Microsoft SQL Server BI Contractor...

I try and leave contracts before releasing anything but usually fail and have to do the release.

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Re: It's unlikely to improve

"SteamOS and Linux have a "cool factor" where Microsoft only has volume Guess which is more important for a niche developer who's happy to get 10,000 sales."

Hopefully the Volume option if they want to stay in business and continue to make games.

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Alternative Steam OS

My primary computer is a Linux Mint machine, except when i want to play games, then I boot into My Steam OS AKA Windows 7

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UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones

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Re: All well and good...

I've used that for a while

My 2 year old daughter has inadvertently taken some cracking selfies with it

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Google's so smart it's discovered SHARKS HAVE TEETH

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The problem isn't rising ignorance - infact I would put money on the fact that ignorance is waning

The real problem is that the ignorant have so many outlets (Twitter, Facebook, BBC Chav your say, El Reg Comment boards) these days to make themselves heard. 20 years ago their idiotic ideas would have been limited to Colleagues, family and boozer with only the spectacularly thick making their way to day time TV in order to entertain the slightly less dense and students.

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Totes AMAZEBALLS! Side boob, binge-watch and clickbait added to Oxford Dictionary

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Union Jack

Not properly CAPITALIZING the Union Jack is pissing on the Union Jack

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Re: YOLO...

Subtly different meanings

To steal a phrase used by another commentard:

"Just ordered £40 worth of Chinese food, but YOLO!" Makes sense in a semi-serious "yoof" way

"Just ordered £40 worth of Chinese food, but Carpe Diem!" Would have to be read as sarcasm.

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Re: QFT

"How is FML even a word? It's an initialism for 3 words that are all already well defined and in this combination no specific additional definition seems necessary."

Too right, get rid of LASER whilst you're at it

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We told you jailbreaking your iThing was dangerous

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Re: Hilarious

The great thing about advertising online is that it is one form of advertising where it is easy to measure the benefit. Ad page impressions and clicks are tracked allowing the click rate and increase in revenue to be clearly identified.

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Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty

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Re: Carbs are the killers

"Yet people who eat fruit and rice based dishes every day (pretty high carbs) are generally slim and lean!

Where is your evidence that carbs are killers and go straight into fat? Whats the fat doing that you eat?!"

Unused eaten carbs are turned into sugars which are then stored as fats, just as unused fat is stored as fat. The benefit of fat is that it is usually consumed with meat and eating meat makes you feel full faster than just veg. Fat is also a good energy source and contains abundant compounds essential for your brain.

People usually get fat from an over consumption of processed carbohydrates (bread and pasta) as well as large amounts of sugar.

Most fruits in large quantities are as bad as sweets as they have been specially bred for a higher sugar content than they would naturally have.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jan/14/banana-ban-monkeys-health-paignton-zoo

Large infrequent meals are also good for weight loss as they force the body to use stored fat as an energy source.

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2014/05May/Pages/Two-big-meals-better-than-six-snacks-for-diabetics.aspx

Personally, I lost 2 stone in 3 months by reducing my carb and sugar intake to almost zero and sticking to 2 huge meals a day. Being able to properly pig out once a day certainly helps motivate one through a hungry morning

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Re: So basiclly,

"biscuits and sausage gravy"

Digestives or Ginger Nuts?

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Secretive Apple's super-secret university is full of BULL chic – leakers

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Re: Human rights don't make the world go round

Back?

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Dr Dre's crew gets Beats-down from Apple: 200 jobs to go – report

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Re: 200 'mostly in' HR?

Once HR departments reach a critical mass they become self sufficient in terms of work generation

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SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015

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Re: Will these night time trucking lorries

"have special software in them to accommodate the need to pass other lorries in an overtaking manoeuvre that lasts at least ten minutes?"

If (MySpeed - OtherSpeed > 0.00000000000001)

AllowOvertake = True

Else

AllowOvertake = False

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It will be taxis

Lorries quite often carry expensive freight which will need chaperoning and cross legal jurisdictions which adds to the legal complexities.

Milton Keynes introducing driverless public transport pods by 2017

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Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate history' story made into TV series

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inconvenience?

Torrenting is still more convenient

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Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'

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More Education Is Needed

And taxes to pay for the education

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18,000 Apple employees could get bite of profits with class-action lawsuit

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Re: Hey APPLE!

"Wheres you're much vaunted "Do no EVIL" now?!"

That's Google

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don't_be_evil

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Home Office threw £347m in the bin on failed asylum processing IT project

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IBM

Now there's a name I would never associate with a massively over spent IT project

</sarcasm>

I wonder how many Indian IT workers made their way to these shores on the back of that project

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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Re: flouting the law

"do basicallu no drop "

Were you driving whilst you typed that post?

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iWatch 'due November'... Y'all know what time it is? Now you do

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Re: Who actually wears a watch anymore?

"going to sleep before 5pm in December (here in the UK) which is not really practical for most?"

I'm sure they tried this in an episode of the Good Life

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Re: Who actually wears a watch anymore?

"Well, until the railway timetables start having entries like "around sunrise" or "around about noon"....."

Welcome to the TransPennine Express

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Google YouTube U-turn: Indie music doomsday 'postponed'

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Re: Heres your freedom, mofo!

Interesting concept.. will the Google Death Drones serve up some relevant ads before they open fire?

P.J. Flowers Funeral Directors

Mike's Discount Flak Jackets

Al's Low Cost Will Writing

Pretty Pollys Perfect Pet Parlour

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Reg reader fires up Pi-powered anti-cat garden sprinkler system

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For about £30

You can buy one of these from Amazon

What would be an interesting use of some sophisticated computer equipment would be if it could track the animal as it made it's escape and know the difference between cats and people.

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F1? No, it's Formula E as electric racing cars hit the track

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Re: Are electric cars really usefull?

"And take a look at its price tag of around £34k for a car the size of an Astra. You've got to be a rich eco-warrior to be able to afford one."

You need to offset the price against the potential fuel savings.

You can get a used one for about £20k

They are a bit bigger than an Astra, more like an Insignia

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Cambridge Assessment exams CHAOS: Computing students' work may be BINNED

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Re: Ironic though...

Its called research

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SPACE: The FINAL FRONTIER. These are the TEN-YEAR images of star probe Cassini

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Re: A hearty well-done to NASA and Cassini.

"maybe a fly-through the rings?"

Which would certainly mean the destruction of the space craft.

After its given so much I'm not sure I would have the heart to do that!

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LG drops G3 quad HD Android mobe with FRIGGIN' LASER camera

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Re: Why 3000mAh?

Standardisation of measurement units through convention.

if you were measuring the dimensions several objects, e.g. furniture you would not want to keep switching between mm, cm and m. It would just be confusing.

Batteries of this ilk are normally measured in mAh, the question is what compelling reason is there to break from convention?

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You want a medal for writing a script? Sure: here it is!

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Re: Nice

Personally I don't need the gratitude.

I enjoy developing stuff like that for its own sake and feel that the world is a better place when the drudgery is automated.

Agree about the reasons for the medal!

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DISPLAY DESTRUCTION D'OH! Teardown cracks Surface Pro 3 screen

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Re: Planned obsolescence @ Annihilator

"The car warranty thing is a bit of a sham though. A 7-year warranty doesn't cover a fair bit (clutch is one significant one that I've seen) and depends on you sticking to a fairly hefty maintenance schedule (at your cost) at authorised dealers only."

As the owner of a car with a 7 year warranty (which is due to expire soon)

Wear and tear is NOT included in the warranty, however servicing can be done at any reputable garage not just authorised dealers.

Having said that the only warranty work I've had to get done is to get the stereo replaced.

The clutch on mine still works fine but then I don't ride the clutch. Clutch plates (like brake pads) by their nature are going to wear out faster if misused and it won't be difficult for the garage to check for excessive wear.

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Labour vows: We'll pause one-dole-to-rule-them-all for drastic fix-up if elected in 2015

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As an IT contractor

I welcome changes in Government with open arms

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Auditors blast Blighty cops over binned multi-million pound IT project

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Blood Suckers

"Memex Technology Ltd (Memex), did not make up for this shortfall in terms of managing the risk to delivery."

Most vampiresconsultancies willfully neglect the risk management. Its how they make their money!

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Apple SOLDERS memory into new 'budget' iMac

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Re: How many people ACTUALLY upgrade ram???

JINX!

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Re: How many people ACTUALLY upgrade ram???

HP DL580 G7

up to 2TB Ram

http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/proliant-servers/product-detail.html?oid=4142916#!tab=specs

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Researchers warn of preloaded spyware in Android handsets

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The Only Real Fix

Root and install alternative (hopefully malware free) firmware

Some info at good ole XDA:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2247537&page=12

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Chap builds rotary dial mobile phone

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Re: You can dial on a tone line...

You can "Tone Dial" by simply playing the tones through the mouth piece. There used to be available devices which would do that for you giving the phone "automatic" dialing capability

You're probably thinking of pulse dialing

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Microsoft 'Catapults' geriatric Moore's Law from CERTAIN DEATH

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Re: A troupe of boffins?

A Toupée of boffins?

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Alienware says it WILL ship a Steam Machine in 2014 – running Windows

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Re: In other news

Only 4 years after Windows :D :D

Hardly a reason to celebrate is it! Lack of games (that I want to actually play) on Linux is the only reason I need to run GRUB and Windows

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DOCX disaster recovery: How I rescued my wife from XM-HELL

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Re: MS Word is not immune to this either

"or stops working with some add-on from a third party reference manager.

MS Word is not perfect."

I think the add-on might be the culprit here

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GAME ON: Top 10 tellies for a World Cup kicking

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Re: WTF is this "article"?

It's aimed at contractors

HTH

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Oh, wow. US Secret Service wants a Twitter sarcasm-spotter

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Re: I'll do it for free

Guaranteed to be correct 99.9999999% of the time

with a 0.0000000001% error rate

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Re: Headline, about a year from now

"US Secret Service seeks double entendre-spotter for Twitter"

Entrants must pass an oral exam

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Former Microsoftie becomes US ambassador, opts to swear in on KINDLE

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I personally hate it when filthy do gooders stop me sweating on the bible.

I'll sweat where I goddamn want to

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The fresh Mint of dwell there: This is a story all about how 17 is here for a while

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If you're googling for solutions then make sure you check out Ubuntu fixes. What works on Ubuntu usually works on Mint too

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