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* Posts by Matthew 25

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Great changes, but sssh don't mention the...

Matthew 25

Re: The fixation with 'serarch' for everything

How can Canonical have copied Windows when Canonical got there first?

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Re: The narcissism of small differences

Agreed and +1 from me. I find iOS and OS X also force you to do things a certain way and I find it very frustrating.

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GNOME 3.12: Pixel perfect ... but homeless

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"it's intuitive, tidy, and pretty (the DE, not my wife)."

You're a braver man than me cmannett85. Ever considered posting as AC?

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It's 2014 and you can pwn a PC by opening a .RTF in Word, Outlook

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Devil

Interesting inclusion

...'and Office for Mac 2011 are vulnerable,'

Discuss...

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Reality check: Java 8 finally catches a multi-core break

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Re: And when can you use this in Android?

"Basically, I think of Android as a fork of Java 6."

NoNoNo! its a completely new thing... with the same API. See Oracle vs Google

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Pakistan's YouTube ban may end after Google removes anti-Muslim vid

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Joke

No Pakistan..

..don't let them in! You'll be buried in skateboarding dogs!

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Fanbois sent into FITS of RAGE by fake Steve Jobs statue competition

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Hey Fanbois

...and Fangrls

Apple doesn't love you. Just your money.

(Granted - all other companies only love your money too)

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Dashboard Siri! Take me to the airport! NO, NOT the RUNWAY! Argh!

Matthew 25

Do not want

I wouldn't buy a car with one of these. Also makes no sense for car manufacturers to target a shrinking slice of the population as iPhone market share is going down.

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In spinning rust we TRUST: HGST slips out screamingly fast ... HDD

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Re: Price?

Should also last longer than SSD

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Github brews text editor for developers

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Re: Eight Gigs And Constantly Swapping

Sorry don't get that. Are thy making it swap more or less?

Redmond in particular are known for their bloatware and Cupertino for not not doing anything that doesn't look absolutely perfect (even though it only works if you hold it right).

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Apple throws sueball at China's patent office over Siri clone

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Re: Did anyone read the article??

Isn't that the essence of the Apple case against Samsung? Sammy do the same thing in a different way but that means they are violating Apple patents.

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Yes! New company smartphones! ... But I don't WANT one

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Meh

Smartphone?...Meh

I'm seriously falling out with the idea of a smartphone. I have constantly upgraded to get more features and different ways of connecting to things.

First it was a small phone. Then synchronizing calendars, contacts and To Dos over a wire.

Then email and integration with Exchange and cloud services. All this costs me money in data plans and roaming charges

Now I'm seriously thinking about having a phone thats just a phone. Small, light, battery that lasts for a week or so between charges and only pay for the (tiny number of) calls and texts that I use.

I have a tablet which can handle all the other stuff on WiFi I don't need to pay for. Why do I need a smartphone?

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Nokia to launch low-cost Android phone this month – report

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Paris Hilton

Straw Poll

All those of you out there rubbishing WP, how many have used Windows Phone 7 or 8 for any length of time (i.e. at least 6 months)?

Up vote for 'No, I just know its rubbish because its not iOS / Android.'.

Down vote for 'Yes, I know what its like from experience.'.

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Judge sighs at 'whack-a-mole' lawsuits as Apple deals blow to Samsung

Matthew 25
Headmaster

Historians have this way of neatening things. 100 years war sounds so much nicer than 116 years war.

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Boffins measure 27 quantum states of light

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Re: You must have seen the movie, you must have read the book

Potentially

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Java, Android were THE wide-open barn doors of security in 2013 - report

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Re: Let's make it clear

"Of course, Android is not Linux when it has security problems and is Linux when market share is quoted. Sort of a particle/wave duality..."

Nice!

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Meet the BlackBerry wizardry that created its 'better Android than Android'

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Re: "If it uses QNX rather than Linux"

"Linux originally ran on 80386 machines, which were considerably less powerful than even the most modest ARM phone."

QNX didn't even need that much processing power and was supported on 8088

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Apple Schill-er: 'I was shocked - SHOCKED! They went and copied the iPhone'

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Re: Pathetic lawsuit

That is not what he said, or really what the law suit is about. Samsung have copied the look and feel of the iDevices, and he said he likes the design elements of Apple devices enough to shell out his hard earned.

If you look into it, everything that Apple have innovated already existed before, and they copied it. What Apple are really great at is packaging other peoples' innovations in products people want to buy.

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Fukushima fearmongers: It's YOUR FAULT Japan DUMPED CO2 targets

Matthew 25

Re: No middle ground for the hard Greens...

That is just not true. Trees take carbon out of the atmosphere over hundreds of years which is then released in minutes when they are burned. Added to the fact the energy density of wood is nowhere near that of fossil fuels and we end up with massive deforestation

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Like iPads? Like stuff called AIR? Here's our REVIEW ROUNDUP-squared

Matthew 25
Meh

New iPad

Now with 'Air' in the name

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It's the software, stupid: Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch bags big apps

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Meh

I have more than two criteria for a watch.

The first is that it's face is clear, easy to read and no bigger than an inch in height or width (or diameter if round)

The second is that the whole thing is no more 3.5mm thick.

The third that the battery last at least a year.

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Superstar cluster-Zuck as Facebook tries out celeb-only edition

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Pint

Re: Defining a celebrity

Mmm...Melanie Sykes!

Beer for obvious reasons

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

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Re: Nokia!

I dropped one down a drain in the street. Spring loaded clamshell flipped it right out of my hand. I assume that killed it but don't know for sure.

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Nokia flops out its 4G, 4.7-inch WHOPPER: The Lumia 625

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Re: Some daring

Some people keep their phone for more than one season

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Paypal makes man 1000x as rich as the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE

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Go

Re: @Zmodem

"In the UK, when you purchase something with a credit card that is over £100 in value, the credit card company is equally liable for it."

Quite true. In-fact you only need to part pay for something e.g. pay the deposit on your car, to get this protection.

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US Navy robot stealth fighter in first unmanned carrier landings

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WTF?

Re: Very Nice.

Most of the flying done by RN pilots during the Falklands was from carriers bobbing up and down during storms.

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

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Re: Does anyone with a clue use

"Well all I can say is what wisdom is there in trusting MS and perhaps the NSA with your personal or professional communications?"

About as much as using gmail, or indeed just about any email provider.

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Elon Musk's Grasshopper tops 300m, lands safely

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Re: Totally useless "technology" "invention".

Jake does have a bit of a point, if all we've done in 44 years, with the massively more powerful computing resources available to us is make it work on earth with something a bit bigger.

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Americans attempt to throw off oppressive, unresponsive rulers on 4th of July

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Meh

Re: WTF...

Not exactly. At the point NATO invaded Afghanistan, the Taliban were the legitimate government.

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Bigger than Twitter: Opera releases rebuilt Chromium-based browser

Matthew 25

I installed it this morning. Nice shiny clean PC after an upgrade to 64 bit...get my favourite browser...Ooh! an update...what?...where is Opera Link?...how do I get all my book marks back?...my speed dial?...Hmm... maybe I still have the installer for the old version on my dev box?...yep! trash this thing and install the old one...all present and correct...Happy :o)

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Apple launches global 'iWatch' trademark blitz

Matthew 25
Meh

iWatch

LAPD owns this : http://lapdonline.org/iwatchla

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Windows 8.1: So it's, er, half-speed ahead for Microsoft's Plan A

Matthew 25

Re: If car manufacturers were to do the same...

To be fair some automatic chokes were a bit of a joke but automatic or manual the choke disappeared with the carburetter. Fuel injection enriches the mixture by the simple method of putting more fuel in ;)

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Re: LOL yet another big FU from MS

No. I expect them to have different user interfaces for touch and mouse/keyboard. Its not that radical an idea: see iOS / OS X. It wouldn't be so bad if they had pulled off windows is windows wherever, but nope. We have 3 different operating systems for 3 different device classes and thats that. Why foist the same user interface on all of them. Microsoft need to get their heads around the fact that a mouse is not a finger and a finger is not a mouse.

P.S. I have a windows phone and the UI works really well on it, so tried win 8... and went back to win 7 after a week of suffering.

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MSX: The Japanese are coming! The Japanese are coming!

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Re: shurly some mishtake

Whats a couple of powers of ten between friends eh?

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Apple: iOS7 dayglo Barbie makeover is UNFINISHED - report

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Coffee/keyboard

Thanks!

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Stock dips as fanbois complain of dodgy Wi-Fi on MacBook Air

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Joke

There is no problem

People are just holding it wrong.

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Sony unveils latest attempt at an Android SmartWatch

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Re: Aren't Apple about to innovate one of these any year now?

Aren't Apple about to invent one of these any year now?

Fixed!

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Premier League seeks court order to ban footie-streaming Swedish site

Matthew 25

Erm..

Sweden is a member of the EU. Won't blocking the site violate treaties on the single market?

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Nissan to enter 300 kmh electric car in Le Mans endurance race

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Devil

Re: Knee-Jerking...

Thanks, made me giggle: thinking of a racing car zooming past...sounding like a milk float.

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Matthew 25
Headmaster

Re: The questions remain ...

I can't answer most of these questions, but I can answer question 2 / 2a.

The electricity comes from the grid, so in the UK that would mean mainly coal / gas fired power stations. Even though coal is really bad, at the scale power stations work it still pollutes less than your average car petrol / diesel engine (probably better than the best too).

I can guess at some of the others.

1/1a probably about the same as a 'normal' vehicle if you don't include the battery pack (you did split it out yourself)

4/4a see answer to 1

3 this is the real crunch and I don't even have enough data to guess.

Would I want an EV? Well, not a charge up from the mains job which is what you can get at the moment. If petrol stations sold hydrogen I would consider a fuel cell car as that gets around the main draw back of limited range in current EVs.

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MPs demand UK rates revamp after Google's 'extraordinary tax mismatch'

Matthew 25

Re: FFS

I thought she had one :D

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Desperate Venezuelans wiped clean of bog roll

Matthew 25
Coat

I've heard of the paperless office...

Coat

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Online music world on iRadio: Apple, imagine our concern

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IT Angle

Re: "shouting at their iThings "

Did you mean iFlipFlops or iPants

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Apache devs: 'We'll ship no OpenOffice before its time'

Matthew 25

"I don't expect 100% OOXML compatibility. The spec is a damn nightmare that's nothing more than a binary kludge described in detail rather than an actual XML-based spec. I know it's a damn lot of hard work. But that's what the whole OO project has to deliver, or it becomes "YAOS" (Yet Another Office Suite)."

Agreed! It becomes totally redundant. If I have to buy MS Office then I might as well use it, and save the space etc of having another office suite installed.

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PM Cameron calls for modern, programmable computers! (We think)

Matthew 25

Re: He Misspoke

That's just pants. Everything you consume *someone* had to code.

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Sneaky new Android Trojan is WORST yet discovered

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Re: Déjà vu

Yes, I think that is a valid comparison. In 98 most of this stuff was new. We are now 15 years down the line with an OS created in an environment where infection is much more understood. The Chocolate Factory should be doing more to prevent this sort of thing.

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

Matthew 25

Re: Microsoft: "We're always listening to our customers"

"We're always listening to our customers"... And if we don't here from them we cut them off

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Gourmet chemists sniff out ultimate cheese on toast

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Terminator

Needs

Onion

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It's a fiddle! Funnyman's Irish tax flashmob floods Apple flagship store

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Re: $100Bn cash pile

"Now that $100bn would go a long way to getting rid of Eire's nation debt. That must be tempting for the politico's in Dublin."

Not really. Do it once and see how quickly Apple, Google Amazon et al leave making everyone redundant on the way out. -- Will the last person leaving Ireland please turn out the lights.

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Steelie Neelie: Crack down on wicked ISPs so we can Skype

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Re: "Innovation"

Yes. Video calling has been around, as a concept, for quite some time: as this Wikipedia article details.

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