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Titsup Windows Phone 8 orders user to cram 'boot disc' in mobe

Natalie Gritpants

May have a point

It shows there is some code in there to handle errors that should never happen. How did Microsoft test that code? Are there any bugs in it? Even if you assume the code identical to and fully tested on other platforms it shows there is unreachable code that make your ROM bigger than it need be i.e. more expensive, slower and more power hungry (more cache misses).

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Dutch operators: Ugh, we really overdid it on the 4G last night...

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Old shool website design

OK so the graphics are cheesy, but it doesn't half load fast.

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Pocket Wi-Fi hotspots paralyse Chinese metro lines

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WTF?

Why use wireless at all?

It's not like they don't own the land the rails run on, Just lay cable.

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Raspberry Pi SoC drivers now fully open source

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Re: err

But now you can use the source code to see how to drive the cool stuff.

Do you really want to be able to change the GPU firmware? How are you going to test your changes? Do you know how much Cadence simulator licences cost? Have you got a thousand core simulator farm?

I'm not having a go but the contents of the firmware are in a file to save having to include non-volatile storage in the chip and to allow shipping the chip before all the firmware bugs are fixed.

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Skype for Windows 8 is coming: Always on, always in your contacts

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Re: Great!

Why not just say "Fuck off I'm busy" to them, it works wonders for me. I rarely have to say it twice.

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Sarah Brightman plans International Space Station gig

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Alien

"mindful, shared consumption of resources and a clear and unwavering focus on sustainability"

She does realize she will be getting there on a rocket presumably?

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Samsung claims Apple jury foreman LIED to get REVENGE

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Re: How did he end up being a candidate for the jury?

And, that most people still working in that area who haven't made enough money to leave or get excused from jury service probably feel they have been screwed by one or more large corporations.

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Boffins: Our memory film is like your girlfriend - transparent and cheap

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Lets have more gratuitous sexism.

How about:

I like my men like I like my coffee -- thick and rich.

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WTF is... VoLTE

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Re: Erm, like, who cares???

> By facebooking them, I have a permanent, searchable record of our interactions

How permanent is your facebook page?

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No Apple TV this year: Media moguls still won't cough up content

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Re: shame

You really should have finished fiddling with it before you replaced the regular media centre.

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Deadly pussies kill more often than owners think

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Re: Do you find...

Would you eat a frog? Me neither, nor the cat.

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Euro NCAP to mandate auto-braking in new-car test

Natalie Gritpants

Even better idea

Insist on cruise control being installed in every car then the car in front will be much less likely to randomly change speed.

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Samsung plonks universal search BACK into Galaxy S IIIs

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Re: Fail

Round tables are TM King Arthur. The patent expired a while ago.

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Girls tricked by STEAMY message: Webcam spyware student jailed

Natalie Gritpants

As Stephen Fry might say

Porcelain.. Culture... ooooooooh

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Microsoft 'didn't notice' it had removed Browser Choice for 17 months

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Intel et al in Eire

Tell you what why don't you put your corporation tax rates up to the EU average and close some of those tax loopholes? No need for fines.

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Can neighbours grab your sensitive package, asks Post Office

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Re: Door stickers are bad

Unusual street you have there. I would have though that next door was 46. We're all odd down our little track and the even numbers are missing.

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Being a skinny is much more unhealthy than being fat – new study

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Re: Having fun

Stairs are more fun??? You need to get out more. Try a restaurant.

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Assange takes refuge in Ecuadorian embassy

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Reminds me of the Visa commercial

*) Providing leaks to make Julian famous - almost free

*) Arranging parties and groupies - £1000's

*) Bail for Julian - £200,000

*) Gettng Julian to hide in Equador forever - priceless

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Scots council: 9-yr-old lunch blogger was causing 'distress and harm'

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Re: No photos in the canteen

I like those lolies. It's the only thing on there I'd eat without being drunk.

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Moshi Monsters pushed onto pint-sized kiddies' mobes

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Lady GooGoo and Dustbin Beaver

If they can't recognize the value of free advertising and brand awareness they deserve to be removed from the site. Simon Growl is still in there.

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United Nations gifts NORTH KOREA with tech worth $50k

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WTF?

What the difference between "gift" and "give"?

Really, I would like to know what you think the difference is.

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DMOL proposes Freeview EPG shuffle to pull in IPTV

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Great

Now I can ignore any channel that isn't three digits starting with 1.

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Re: It wouldn't matter..

An not forgetting MythTV that has a web interface so you can type in the numbers. And if you're really hard you can edit the MySQL database by hand (with a chisel).

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Re: It wouldn't matter..

My Sony Bravia lets me swap channels around so I now have BBC One HD at channel 1 etc

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Visa shows off data centre 'moat'

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FAIL

So the building must contain something you can steal

Presumably credit card details not encrypted.

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Big Media drags 142,000 through UK's courts IN A YEAR

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No complaints from me

Because I prefer to have the biggest media producer to be non-commercial. I don't want to have a bigger version of Sky thanks. Yes, I am middle class, so are most people.

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Lawyers of Mordor retreat from The Hobbit

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"If I’m ever in the neighbourhood I’ll stop in for a drink."

Please do, preferably late on a Friday night. Also please announce who you are and what you tried to do/

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Rub Facebook pals in your wealth with 'social' credit card

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I am so confused

I though you had to be 18 to own a credit card. That advert is clearly aimed at five year olds.

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That steady diet of EastEnders IS turning her into a shrew

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kjdjkdkjncjn

Just leave Barbie alone OK

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Hands on with the Apple iPad 3

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I can usually tell the temperature in a photo

just by looking at it. Clues like the amount of clothing being worn, sunshine, flowers, snow, rain, barbecues, the list is endless. If it's indoors, it's probably 18-20°C.

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Lingerie-clad she-devils romp past watchdog

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I'm offended by the architecture

Good grief! If the world just had more curtains this sort of thing would not happen.

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iOnRoad Augmented Driving

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Re: The main safety function is a distance-to-the-car-head warning.

I would be more worried about a lorry behind me than in front. Their tyres are made of harder rubber so you will be able to stop faster than they can.

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Audi shows off OLED-illuminated concept R8

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Re: Isn't the point of an indicator light...

Agreed. Please can someone mandate separate orange indicators front and back. Some front indicators are invisible due to being made of an orange bulb with a clear plastic lens. In bright sunshine the amount of light bounced back from the reflector swamps out the lamp.

Same goes for rear-light clusters where the massive braking lamp power makes the tiny segment of orange cleverly hidden in the middle invisible.

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Playboy, Virgin Galactic tout zero-grav nookie in spaaaaace!

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Centripetal, schmentipetal

It's redundant, you just need to say spins.

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Proview fears fanbois will derail iPad export ban bid

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I just registered TM on iSlab

Just in case Apple decide to not settle.

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Prada Phone by LG 3.0

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White text on a black background

I've really missed that since moving from X10 to CDE! It's great for desktop use in an indoor environment with controlled lighting. On a phone that you use outside (if you're a normal human) it's a bit of a disaster. Still I guess you're not meant to use this phone, just be seen with it.

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Tesla X e-SUV to sport monster touchscreen on the dash

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Yeah but

that 17" display is not shielded. It also looks like a glossy one too - even worse with reflections.

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How Zuck wields power over Facebook for a few hundred bucks

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WTF?

Why do people buy second class shares?

Serious question and I probably own a few via pension funds. It just seems like buying non-voting shares is like buying hope.

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HUD's up! Ubuntu creates menu-free GUI

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1970 called, it wants it's CLI back

Nice though it is to be able to type the command names in once you know them you will need either menus or toolbars for starters. Either that or a big book for new users to read, or maybe an Ubuntu training course.

I do like CLI for often used programs but I also like being able to start a program the first time and just use it.

As for the interface appearing/disappearing - horrible, same goes for menus changing on context (I don't mind greying out).

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IPTV UK: what's on tonight?

Natalie Gritpants
WTF?

All about the bandwidth

So the IPTV world thinks HD means DVD quality!

Don't underestimate the bandwidth you can achieve by bringing back a BluRay disc from Block Buster - 30 to 40 GByte/trip is something like 100TX ethernet and once it's home will play from start to finish.

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Bonfire of the brands: ICANN's top-level domain selloff

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MyCorporation - bloody stupid name

They even sound like a domain selling business so serve them right.

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Windows 8 will show where it likes to be touched

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Only five

I have five fingers and a thumb on each hand you insensitive clods! (Icon inaccurate too)

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Raspberry Pi Linux micro machine enters mass production

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Not just a browsing machine

I've got a MythTV frontend bolted on the back of my Telly. The only connectors are ethernet, HDMI, power and USB-remote. This could replace it and be powered from one of the TV's own USB ports. I feel a project coming on.

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London 2012 team pulls swamped ticket resale site

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Could we lose the Guy Fawkes icon?

The man was trying to restore a catholic monarch FFS.

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Ferguson Hill FH009 home theatre system

Natalie Gritpants

Quite like a thump

You can tell from the sound that nothing is broken or disconnected.

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Cops get 3D laser scanners for motorway crash sites

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Missed the point

The complaints about rubberneckers are aimed at the drivers on the other (unblocked) carriageway who cause a traffic jam just by slowing down to look at the scene on the blocked carriageway. The traffic jams around accidents are about the same size on the unblocked carriageway as the blocked one.

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ALIEN ARTIFACTS can best be FOUND ON MOON

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About as likely as you finding a spell checker

Artifact!

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Early Bell recordings live again (kind of)

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Shame it's in Quicktime format

The compression artefacts really spoil the quality of these recordings. I hope there are lossless versions stored somewhere.

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Marmitek Gigaview GV820 wireless HDMI sender

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Rekon so

Expect a lot less if you actually want to use this between rooms. Since not many people have homes more than 10m in any direction it would be better to specify the number of stud walls it can go through. Or brick for you old-fashioned types. People with rocks in their walls know the drill (pun intended)

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