* Posts by Steve Davies 3

2033 posts • joined 24 Jun 2009

Building a better society from the Czechs' version of Meccano

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Plus.

an 8.8mm Canon to shoot down all those pesky new fangled drones.

Mine's the one with some 'Bayko' building blocks in the pocket. (plus a box of elastoplasts)

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SanDisk slashes sales outlook as growth shudders to a stop

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Re: I would say in the non enterprise...

2TB m-SATA drive for $200 would surely sell a load of kit.

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50 BILLION devices: The future that Juniper Networks wants to tap

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Re: Numbers, numbers

won't someone think of the poor lonlely 'lightbulb' all alone with is connection to the world-wide-web.

go on send it a gazillion kitty piccies just to show that it isn't forgotten

{see Icon}

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Hey, Microsoft, we can call Windows 10 apps anything we like – you're NOT OUR REAL MOM

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Re: Oh no!

What about

Thouroughly Modern Metro

Coat, far too long a week.

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Universal Apps?

Can't use them?

Ok how about

Universal Craps?

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NetApp veep: 'We've shifted 750,000 all-flash arrays'. Er, really?

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Coming Soon...

CEO sells a shed load of NetApp shares.

then a wee while later

Netapp files for Chapter 11

SOP for a good number of US companies IMHO.

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Facebook welcomes THINGS to its network with Parse IoT push

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Oh goody

Even more farcebook data to be hacked ans leaked to the world.

Facebook is trying to be everything to everyone. It could end up being nothing to no one if they aren't careful.

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BT Home Hub SIP backdoor blunder blamed for VoIP fraud

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Re: SBC?

How many El Reg readers have even heard of SBC before this article popped up on their screens?

I certainly haven't but there again, I have never worked in this area of tech.

As has been said already, using home kit for a business just sounds like a bunch of shyster lawyers wanting to do the job on the cheap. I wish we knew the name of the company then we could avoid using them in the future.

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Make up your mind: Microsoft puts a bullet in Internet Explorer after all

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But where's IE6?

in the legacy chart?

IE 5.5, IE7, 8, 9 , 10 & 11 are shown.

Has MS been out in the sub a bit too much?

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Apple is picking off iOS antivirus apps one by one: Who'll be spared?

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That's a good question

but I'd be asking this one as well.

Ok Mr Application Vendor, do the claims you put alongside your product in the AppStore actually hold up to close examination? If they don't then... bye-bye.

If these products don't 'does what it says on the tin' then they should be booted off. The same goes for any App Store be it iOS, Android or whatever.

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Microsoft's three-way only goes one way: Backends merge into Azure App Service

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Re: Cloudy Skies

Er? Just who has access to the HSM's? Who has the master keys to those devices?

Microsoft. That's who.

Are you really sure they can't get their sticky mits on your encrypted data?

More importantly, are you willing to bet your business on their inability to get hold of it.

The only upside is that it isn't Google.

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Hated biz smart meter rollout: UK.gov sticks chin out, shuts eyes

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Re: Let Downing Street lead

That won't work.

The Residences of the PM and Chancellor are provided by the State as part of their job. I'd even doubt that there are even leccy and Gas meters there to read/convert.

Nice idea though. You could get them on Millibands place because all that Hot Air has to come from somewhere....

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First figures in and it doesn't look good for new internet dot-words

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Paris Hilton

Even more URL's

for Taylor Swift to snap up then...

Paris because she is 'so yesterday'

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Got a killer Microsoft or Oracle cloud deal? Start sweating

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Re: Maybe we need to stop calling the "cloud".

How about,

Ah-hoy me hearties! Give me all your money and your data.

Then us pirates might let you have a glimpse of the promise land from time to time .

Stop paying and all your data is mine! Lovely Jubbly.

Raise the Jolly Roger my friends

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Cops cuff Colorado girl for allegedly poisoning mum after iPhone ban

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Re: The girl is ill. She's addicted to tech

This article links to a report by a Child Psychologist who claims that smartphone use by children is damaging them.

http://science.slashdot.org/story/15/03/23/038220/child-psychotherapist-easy-and-constant-access-to-the-internet-is-harming-kids

If this report is otally twrong then why are children going apeshit (or worse) when they go into a mobile phone not-spot for a few hours/days? Can someone care to explain?

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The girl is ill. She's addicted to tech

Seeing the tantrums of a 14yr old American Girl last week when she had no mobile phone reception out in the Negev I quite believe the girl was showing the same sort of addiction.

This girl went totally apeshit and called her parents Torturers, War Criminals and worse. The family was only going to be out of phone range for two days but for this girl, it was the end of the world.

This is a real sad state of affairs. These kids need proper help not lampooning.

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Google and Obama: You’re too close for comfort

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Re: I Block Them

And what is wrong with that then?

Please explain to us all. I am sure that you will have a lot of readers interested in your reasoning.

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Guardian: 'Oil reserves will soon be worth NOTHING!' (A bit like their stock tips, really)

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Re: There will be a need for Carbon stuff in the Economy

Didn't BP change all their advertising so that BP meant 'Beyond Petroleum?'

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There will be a need for Carbon stuff in the Economy

Even if we stop using all forms of Petrol and Diesel/Fule Oil tomorrow.

We will still have machinery in all those leccy thingies.

That machinery will need lubricants most of which will be derrived from a carbon based resource.

Sure it will be a lot less than now but we can't totally elimiate Carbon use from our lives.

Plastic 'stuff' will mostly be a thing of the past because that comes directly from Oil.

any analyst who preticts that we will be able to survive using no carbon originated stuff at all is a total idion IMHO. Even the most fervent Greens I have met accept that for some things we will have to use some oil in our lives but this is the Grauniad so all bets are off as to the sanity of the writer (joking!)

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More than 260 suspects charged in UK child abuse crackdown

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Re: What's the alternative?

Conspiracy theories are nowt new. There is one that said that Jack the Ripper was the Prince of Wales.

Some theories have a grain of truth. Many are blown out of all proportion just to sell Red Top Comics.

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Woman caught on CCTV performing drunken BJ blew right to privacy

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Re: Pregnant women + very drunk

Or Channel 5 Reality Shows....

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Lighty and flighty: Six sizzling portable projectors

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WTH?

I bought a projector in this size range more about 10 years ago. It was a tad noisy but is the size of a Jack Reacher paperback and has native 1024x768 resolution. Cost around £1100 back then.

I'm in the market for a replacement device now. It has to be 1080p as a minimum. After all, these things have to last a tad longer than the latest smartphone don't they?

As many of these devices seem to quote rather small native resolutions might it be possible to know if 720i, 720p, 1080i or 1080p output is supported?

That would make the comparisons an awful lot easier.

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Windows 10 build 10041: 99 bugs on the wall, fix a bug, add a feature, 114 bugs on the wall

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Re: So what happened to Aero?

Why?

Because they can and we bend over and let them mess us around with every release.

Not that the head honchos in Redmond care even one little bit about their customers.

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Flying cars will take to the skies in 2017, if government allows

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Re: I can see the mayhem now...

The restriction most likely to make them fail is the [sudden] introduction of the need for a CPL + 500hours flying time before you are allowed to buy one.

That would stop most of the idiots but not all.

Those who 'pimp' their Fiesta's will still find a way to get airborne. Just a fact of life.

Second thought, make it easy for them to get flying. They'll soon become extinct.#

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Aged 18-24? Don't care about voting? Got a phone? Oh dear...

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The solution is...

To start your own Political Party. Then you can stand for election and vote for yourself.

A winner all round then?

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LOHAN unleashes 'waiting for the FAA' collector mug

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Re: Welcome to the Colonies, Lester...

Don't forget to go arse about faced when entering dates.

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Big Data shocker: Over 6 million Americans have reached the age of 112

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FAIL

GIGO

Nuff Said.

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Facebook shops for ads tech – snaps up product search engine TheFind

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So....

Company 'A' located in a Town buys another comany('B') that is located in the same town.

Colour me cynical but could 'B' have located itself close to 'A' just to make purchase this more attractive?

6 months from now, the employees will have been absorbed into the Borg. All that means is that they'll have to turn left at the last stop light on their commute rather than turning right.

Now if it was something like

Company 'A' that has it's HQ in California has bought company 'B' that is located in a remote town some 500 Km from Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

Then IMHO, a few more people might take anything more than a passing interest.

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Ofcom: We're going to shake up the digi comms market

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Here's an idea

Make the total network infrastructure including BT's and Virgin's owned by a single company. Make all the intersested parties (BT, SKY VM etc) co-owners of that company.

Naturally, this won't fly because VM etc won't want to pay to maintain for the last mile in countryside. But it would stop them complaining about not getting access to BT's infrastructure.

If they want to improve the network then each of them will have to stump up to fund it. Yeah and pigs might fly...

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Universal Credit could take 10 YEARS to finish, says Labour MP

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Re: Surely the headline should be

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3) It would make a lot more sense if the parties worked together;

you mean like a coalition?

Oh wait...

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I BEG YOU, mighty Jobs, TAKE MY LIVER, Cook told Apple's dying co-founder

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you never know

when you might need a gift like that in order to live.

What will you say then? no, sorry, I don't like having someone else's spare part?

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Mattel urged to scrap Wi-Fi mic Barbie after Register investigation

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Re: So....

You assume that these kids are all Fanbois/fangirls then?

What about those poor Android and Windows phone children? Cortana will be most displeased at your comment.

won't someone think of the 'poor' {sic} non iDevice using children...

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LUST for APPLE WATCH drove me to crime, says alleged meth dealer

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Is he so poor that...

he couldn't afford the knock-offs that are already availavle in places like Schenzen?

$25 a pop.

Sheesh.

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Boffinry listicle MADNESS: ONE THING you need to know about CHAMELEONS

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Re: The last straw

at least they don't move very fast. A slow moving camo chameleon shouldn't be too hard to spot.

I saw one of Madagascar's smallest Chameleon's change colour from a dull brown to dark green in just a few seconds as it moved from a path onto grass. The little beast was just about 2in long. Pure magic.

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Apple Watch: HOT WRIST ACTION plus slim $1299 MacBooks - and HBO TV

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Wot? another Crapple launch?

Of a product that only 24% of their customers are even remotely interested in...

Yawn

ZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

Now if they announce a 17inMBP then I might wake up and show some interest.(yeah fat chance)

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Scotland to get National ID system 'by the backdoor', campaigners mull challenge

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Re: Your relationship with your Doctor is based on trust

The easy way to stop that is to 'gently' reming the politicians that even going to their doctor to get treated for a mild STD will become common knowledge in a few hours.

"My dear chap, we can't have the PM being treated for mild dose of the clap appearing on the front page of the Sun/Mirror now can we?"

"I take it that we should put a stop to this bill then?"

"Yes Minister!"

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Big Brother

Coming soon.,...

An ITT to build a wall along the border (oh wait....)

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Oi. APPLE fanboi! You with the $10k and pocket on fire! Fancy a WATCH?

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Re: Why is iWatch battery so bad?

Remember that this is V1 of the product.

The first leccy cars were also shite. (G-Whizz....)

Now that the battery tech has improved then the cars are getting better. I went for a test drive in a PHEV on Saturday. You hardly knew when the petrol engine cut in to charge the battery. In a traffic jam on the M3 it was on leccy. No pollution perfect. When we got going again, the petrol engine started up to charge the battery.

The first jet engines were horribly polluting and innefficient. Now?....

I forsee that in 5 years these devices will last for around a week between charges as battery tech improves.

There is nothing like a behmoth (As Apple is) entering the market to stimulate the boffins to improve its obvious weak points. That generally benefits all the other players in the market.

Will I buy one? No chance. I hate anything on my wrist. If someone were to come out with a pocket watch then I might consider it.

So all you fanbois, hipsters and medallion men please go out and but these things. Then the rest of us can benefit from the advances in this sort fo tech in years to come.

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'If cloud existed decades ago, backups wouldn't have been developed'

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Re: shhhhh...

And we didn't have the Internet. Networks didn't exist before the age of the Internet. SNA and all that LU6.2 stuff was just a dream.

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'Why Digital?' Seriously? You plainly don't Get It enough. Or at all

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Re: Oh my dear Lord

he has obviously been smoking to many Bong's!!!!

Coat, leaving now for the Boozer. Mine a pint if Harvey's Best please.

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Shove off, ugly folk, says site for people who love themselves

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Three things come to mind here

1) The Groucho Marx saying

I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member

2) The Carly Simon song

You're so Vain

3) The 1960's band 'The Pretty Things' who were not that pretty.

I say, let them stew in this own self gratification of wonder. Who says that they are that pretty anyway?

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Canadian bloke refuses to hand over phone password, gets cuffed

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Re: CAN$25,000 (US$19,900)

No one on the right side of the 'pond' believes what that comic (formerly known as the Daily Mail) says.

Their headlines are straight out of the drawer marked 'National Enquirer rip-offs'.

mines the one with a copy of the London Gazette in the pocket.

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UK spaceport, phase two: Now where do we PUT the bleeding thing?

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Obvious location is...

Parliament Square

There's enough hot air coming out of Parliament to send the thing into space....

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Samsung-Microsoft deal will bundle Office 365 with Android Knox

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Mushroom

Embrace, Extend...

Embrace - Announce support for a competitors OS

Extend - Sign up to ship your crap with a major player

you know the rest.

Samsung is a goner. HTC will be next.

Suddenly there are no major Android makers other than Google and Moto.

Windows Phone gets to 20%. Sataya gets a 50% bonus.

Siri goes apoplectic.

Job done.

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Sysadmins: Step away from the Big Mac. No more Heartbleed-style 2am patch dashes

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Re: When I read "Step away from the Big Mac"

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I was not thinking so-called "food".

Well said Mr S. IMHO, call a Big Mac food is a violation of common sense (YMMV)

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HP gulps down Aruba Networks for $3bn

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Caveat Emptor

Let's hope that HP had done their due diligence properly this time.

If they haven't then Meg's reign could well come to an abrupt end.

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Telly behemoths: Does size matter?

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Magpie and School?

I went to a Bog Standard Comprehensive thanks to Harold Wilson's Government.

I hated Magpie. I got my Blue Peter badge so that tell you what camp I was in.

Forget Chelsea vs {the rest} for rivalry, BP vs Magpie was just as bad.

As for a TV. Just the one in my house. A 42in LG jobby with FreeView and FreeSat. About 5ys old now.

I'll research any replacement very carefully. No TV of mine will ever be connected to the Internet. So if it don't work without being able to phone home then I won't buy it,

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Guess who filed most Euro patents in 2014? Yep, still Samsung

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Beat you!

My Patent application reads

Making things fall down using gravity using a Computer and or other internet connected device

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BOFH: The ONE-NINE uptime solution

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Re: Badges?

They are obviously thinking of the 'Badger' that is very drinkable around this time of day on a Friday.

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NERDGASM as Apple announces 'special event'

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Don't worry, it is Friday (TGIF...)

Apple doesn't do PR in El Reg's direction, on the basis of ancient grudges about our predilection for colourful language and not being gushy about everything it does.

Is it any wonder given the style of headlines that appear hear when there is a story even remotely connected to 'crapple'?

Perhaps the headline writers are auditioning for a job on the Daily Star?

Anyway, have one (not on me coz I ain't been paid yet) and perhaps you can try even harder next week? You guys will probably go all apoplectic when the A-Watch is released. It will make interesting reading (no not about the watch) for those headlines alone.

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