* Posts by M man

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Google admits 'garbage in, garbage out' translation problem

M man

Re: re. chat(s)

let sleeping dogs lie, I have other fish to fry. > referencial translation

do not disturb the cat, I am whipping other cats. > literal translation

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Pinterest who? EU rules social network CAN'T trademark its own name

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logs

could they just use thier web log to show the huge umount of EUsers they had......

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Android spanks Apple iOS in sales as fanbois hold out for iPhone 5

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hurry up apple.

Apple my lose the "flakers" by making the 4S a rip off and delaying the 5.

i site in a team of 7

two have iphones.

one got thier 4 as a present so thiere dedication is "by default", being a devils advocate ive move thier pro apple stance to meh(although i think they are still pro)

the other got a 4S and was happy, but seeing my year old neo, a new SIII, SII, HTC one and even the xperia mini all do somthing his phone cant do seems to be wearing, he is now, id say 49% happy with his phone.

if apple delay he will come to the dark side.

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Linux Mint joins mini-PC hardware business

M man
Headmaster

Pedent corner.

"Linux Mint isn't making the boxes themselves"

..is incorrect in both GB and US english.

I think you mean;

Linux Mint isn't making the boxes itself.

or

Linux Mint aren't making the boxes themselves.

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Facebook changes data-use policy despite 87% poll opposition

M man

providing extensive notice through users’ news feeds and desktop and mobile advertisements

not mine

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GCSE, A-level science exams ARE dumbed down - watchdog

M man

Re: On a brighter note

Except they dont tech yo type proply in ICT

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Fate of punters' Megaupload files to be thrashed out in court

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oh..dear!

I bet the DoJ wished they hadnt touched this with a barge pole.

sombody IS going to get screwed.

ladies and gentelmen, place you bets.

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Baffling barcode-on-steroids stickers plaster the EARTH

M man

qrcode corn circles

Just saying.....

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Windows 8 tablet freezes in Microsoft keynote demo

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Re: ROTFL

actully a BSOD is MORE usefull, window 98 crashed, made the user aware it was unrecoverable, and then advised what crashed and where.

Win8 crashed......

what are the odds error screens were prevented from initalising, the BSOD video was a PR disaster, not suprised if MS wanted to avoid a repeat of that, the fact they had a spare about suggest the preped for this.

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Virgin Media broadband goes titsup for 3 hours

M man

ironic

we have 4/11 guys on virgin. so sods law the night it goes down the three support guys were all virgin guys. lucky nothing major went down,

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Huawei uncloaks sleek, slim, sexy smartphones

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already has...

any phone that is less then half the width of my finger is too thin.

if you cant grip the phone by its sides enough so that it rotate away from you then its more than pointless.

as far as THAT point is concerned cupino need not worry.

the bit that im impressed with is the bezel width....one day....one day a PROPER folder screen will become realitiy (sorry S2, nice try and all)

http://www.concept-phones.com/lg/lg-triptych-folding-phone-turns-tablet/

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Five... friendly, free Android apps

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Llama

make my life SO much easier.

setting it up is a bit finickitry but then its just set and go.

turns off wifi when im out.

turns on wifi when i go to my mates

go silent at work

goes TOTALLY silent at night(no vibrate)

all win

tells me when i battery is low and im at home.(my missus not liking the miew of my hungry phon though!)

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M man
FAIL

hmm..

what are you critising?

that try paraphrasing your posible problems

"Phew! That sounds like a lot of faff...."

>and you work in IT???...faff is sometimes half the fun...maybe you work in marketing(shilsRUS maybe)

"apps to manage your apps?"

>or...apps that give you more option, to run the apps how YOU like it.

Should users really have to worry about caches and cpu utilization and all that? Wasn't this the whole problem with Windows Mobile?

>No, unless they want to of course and working in IT..I WANT to.

Shouldn't Android "just work"?

>Yep, it does.

Looking at these app suggestions just makes me want to never go within 10' of an Android phone.

Because.....? as you seem to not have been very clear WHY, maybe its the technical side you see on a technical site is overwelming your marketing brain?

Seriously. This is supposed to be a modern, consumer-oriented OS?

....that also has added flexibitiy.

i'll let the droidtards point out why (or if) these app dont exist on other platforms.

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God particle may be within our grasp

M man

really....

im slightly disapointed. I was hoping they couldnt find it...just think of all the whcked out theories would be fighting for mainstream.

this just means we are on the right path but somthings not quite right.

personally the current theory just fails the occrims razor test for me.

well they havent ACTULLY found it yet.

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US spy drone hijacked with GPS spoof hack, report says

M man

Welcome back....

I see they gave you internet privilegs back!

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Android malware victims offered free WinPhones by MS

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What are the odds

The perosn who win this would have to know how to get lot of infections on thier machine INCLUDING rooting it.

a few random ones wont do.

And that person would know thoir android quite well.

hmmm......could make £300 quid out of this!..

time to warm up my ebay account

anyone know were I can get a few infected android install files?

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Red Cross: 600m videogamers may be war criminals

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Pa-leeeease!

one cause two effects.

+wealth=+games

+wealth=-crimes

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Negroponte plans tablet airdrops to teach kids to read

M man

I don't understand why governments fail to understand that education is the two set points

prevention is better then cure.

education is the best gform of prevention.

less crime = more education

better health = more education

better economy = more education

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Google releases, quickly recalls native iOS Gmail app

M man

this is the beta vêrsion yeah?

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Apple predicted AI assistant for tablets in 1987

M man

Legit?

whos word do we have for this being real? Apples?

I could well envision this being knocked up as a PR exercise.

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Samsung plops out waterproof smartphone

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HTC are ROCK hard

I have a magic.

I have fallen on it while drunk.

dropped it in a river.

Punch my mate with some force while holding it.

dropped it down a metel fligh of stairs.

dropped it down a carpeted fligh of stairs.

dropped it of my desk. MANY times.

placed in a pool of tea.

sat on it..

Dropped it in the mud along the canal, dragged it along by my headphones for a foot, reeled it in and contined running(damned if I was going to let it effect my pace)

dropped it from chest hieght onto a wooden floor.

the last instance was in an orange shop while talking to a windows phone promoter. the look of utter horror as the phone fell hard enough yo scatter the battery followied by awe as i turned it back on without a worry, is somthing I will remeber for a long time

Its VERY well worn but works perfectly.

as you can see i'm pretty clumbsy(i broke the previous phone in 24hrs)

If your is as solid as the magic you have nothing to fear.

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It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers

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interesting point.

considering sombody point about practicing IQ exams.

so if NON IE user searched then they are more likely to have practiced.

and visa-versa for IE users, thus skewing the results.

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Android app sales skimpy, sluggish, slack, scanty...

M man
Meh

FFS!! a title? i'll give you a title....

Simples

1)android phones are sold to poor people(statistically anyway), free(as in speech)tards, paranoid anti control freaks or techys or their friends.(I am in part all four of these)*

a)poor people cant afford apps or don't have a credit card.(you can BUY a phone from £60 FFS! how low does your credit rating have to be to not be trusted to pay back £2.50 a month.)

b)freetard would rather get the(usually)free open sourced based app*

c)techy (can) steal their apps.

d)the paranoid wont trust their credit card.

that's gotta dig into the number of people PREPARED to pay.

2)the number of apps offering ad-supported versions far exceed the appstore(tm,Ptpend)

3)the number of free, "will do**" apps a to compete with the paid apps again exceed app(le)store

4)the search (considering it from the worlds number 1 search provider)is horrendous, it doesn't even support -(minus) .......FFS.

so if I am willing to pay, can find what I want, there is a good chance there's an app supported(thus effectively...free***) option available.

Its not surprising that sales are low.

*my coats the troll shaped one with its own bridge.

**as in its not perfect but for FREE it will do.

***yeah I know its not free but I get to pay with a comoditie I have loads off....free eye time.

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yeah...

you tell that to the five guys in accidents when they turned off the light to re-align them at a large roundabout near me for two weeks.

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Apple defends iOS devs from patent holder

M man
Stop

not really....

more like ..apple have more (patent)lawyers and money.....

"Pretty much "Game over" if thats the case."

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Intel: Windows on ARM won't run 'legacy apps'

M man

could have fooled me...

(thatisall)

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Coders run Android 3.0 on Honeycomb-less tablets

M man

thaz the shizzle

the problem with the modding community it...there is just TOO much choice.

although it does give a nice granularity of choice from minor improvements to cutting egde alph quality.

cant wait to haxor my viewquest slate2...after I have got wifi teathering on my magic after i get my gfs mms to work on O2.

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Embrace chaos, beat pirates... buy my book, says Mason

M man

you can...sort off

reprap it?

(google it.....games workshop be afraid)

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Punter bags 500GB SSD, finds 128MB Flash inside

M man
Pirate

not really

makes the refunds profitable....

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HTC Desire S Android smartphone

M man

spec..

"It sounds like a good camera is really important to you.

So I have to ask, why not get a digital camera?"

actully I just want a reasonable camera. I came to the conclusion that the way I take photos means a digital camera is no use to me. I take quick picture at random times that dont need to be that amazing.

so

I only need 3MP, anything else is a bonus

I need it to be with me all the time so not another device I carry if i remember or have space.

The reason for the button "nearer" the middle is so that i can pull out my phone, hold the phone one handed and take a shot. If it at the end of the phone I have three choices. 1)hold it with my hand covering the screen, 2)hold it at the very end upside down and get a wobbly shot(and if im waiting on autofocas miss the shot) 3)hold it upide down in my (much less steady) right hand(if its free) and even then cover half the screen.

the camera nearer the middle may relate to the fact any phone ive seen with a button is on the same side as the phone, maybe I only need to have one where its not situated so my wrapping finger dont obscure the lens.

and yes..typo...it is 3.5mm

it frustating

and add to that I just need a normal sized phone, so no X10 mini or huge Arcs.

which is frustrating as this is the size im looking for.

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non existant spec

Another phone that seems to fail some very basic specs

Its really annoying me that I cant find the phone im looking for.

heres what I want:-

android phone.

3.5 inch jack

physical camera button towards the middle.(unlike the arc) (so no HTCs)

3.5+ camera

camera Flash

a camera near the middle

a phone I can flash myself /regularly updated.(so no Motorola)

750+ MHz CPU

a battery that lasts a day.

simples? apparently not!

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Google opens Android front in Zuckerberg data war

M man

GRRR

try +4477XXXXXXX vs 077XXXXXXX

THEY ARE NOT DIFFERNT!

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Five Reasons to be cheerful about Nokia-Microsoft

M man

money?

well none of the apps I buy have ads.....oh yeah i never buy apps. so I like to support the creators of the apps i use. Its the price I pay because the price I cant afford to pay is ...money.

its the free apps WITHOUT ads you have to worry about....what DO they get out of it.

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Google opens curtain on 'manual' search penalties

M man

power curropts.

there are three things that drives busuness.

Power, respect and money.

until you reach 50% of the market, market growth brings you all three of these.

with a 50% market share your power become near unstoppable, you have very little need for more power, one you reach two thirds market share your power is alway twice your nearest enemy.

and thats when curroption starts.

once companys grow to this size, responsibility for day to day operations pass away from the creaters and the driving force for the people who are not the face of the business is money and power.

if they get very little of the respect that the company garners then they will have no care for that respect, no care to look after it at the expense off power or money.

Also if the creative forces behind the company start beleiving anything they touch will turn to gold due to thier own pure brilliance, and not realise its because of the share market power, they have no need for respect.

when a company has no fear of its competitors or the respect of the public, it will stop at nothing to achieve its only goal left, money.

and thats when curroption really gets going.

because you had amazing ideas when you started out does not mean its amazing ideas that will keep you number one.

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Nokia C5-03 budget touchscreen smartphone

M man

Or cheaper

as cheap as £70

all i can say is san fransisco

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Super-thin materials could POWER our WORLD

M man

The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

where energy is stored as electircal potential not chemical.

meaning you dont have to wait for the chemical reation, you just let the energy out.

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No new copters for Afghanistan troops

M man
Flame

Title?..Grand Vizier of My Cup Of Tea!

comparing ipads and oranges?

pretty sure the us have more troops? thus more combats, thus more deaths?

just wiki random numbers....

US – Approximately 98,000 US personnel[4] as of 25 Aug, 2010.

UK - About 10,000 troops

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Virgin Media kills 20Mb broadband service

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its what i do..

i mean i have mobile for ACTUAL calls.

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Archos 101 8GB Android tablet

M man

darn

the ad suggested it would fold in three!

failed!!

where are the folding pads!!

they cant be that technically dificuilt.

a 7" pad with a 12" screen... its all win.

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Google Docs morphs into once and future 'GDrive'

M man

yahoo? hotmail?

is there a ymailfs or a hotmailfs ?

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Android passes iPhone in mobile ad race

M man

job r own all ur hedfonz

yeah cos it illigal to use white phones on anythig else except an iphone...infact THOSE people are the saddest of the lot.

they WANT an iphone but cant afford one.

mocked by the the droidtard, mocked by the fanbois.....sad!

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Egypt slams lid on protests, Twitter

M man

id tweet about it but..

"We mean that we prefer users in Egypt (or elsewhere) to speak for how Twitter is being used (or not) instead of us."

yeah how do they comment[speak] if thier means of comment has been cut off?

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HTC 7 Trophy smartphone

M man
WTF?

....its an option.

plays birds better than the £99 WP7 phone....oh right.....

WP7 is stuck in a middle ground where this phone is "budget", surronded on all sides.

In fact I cant see why ANYONE would want a wp7 phone.

Its cheap? androids cheaper, or better value.

its flexible? no its not get an android if that important.

I like Windows? (see above)

its a business phone? nope, defo consumer, get a blackberry, its business and its business NOW!

Its intergrated and works?get an iphone its more intergrated and works better.

Its the most intergrated phone at this price?get a second hand iphone, see above.

microsoft is the daddy?not in the phone market!

I liked WP6.5?your an idiot. or get an android.

it from a known brand?hello! MS! renowned for needing patches, get an iphone while you wait for them to fix WP7.

sombody tell me clarify to me why they got a WP7 phone?

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'Personal Air Vehicle' VTOL jump-copter in key flight test

M man
Paris Hilton

...no you were right the first time

the tech apparently scales to 747 size.

also as the only other company making this tech is AAIs uavs and they havent made one yet...

lets put that into perspective replace SCR gyro with fattest city.

just imagine houstin is not only americas fattest city(it was last I looked) but is INFINATELY fatter than any other city and is on track to get 100x fatter with no forseeable technical dificaulties.

I think this not only ticks the texas bigger box but by some way.

Oh yeah you guys who want one, get to the back of the queue.

wheres the "everything is bigger in america" icon, i'll have to go with paris, i heard shes bigger in america.

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Raygun dreadnought project reports 'remarkable breakthrough'

M man

shark powered...

I bow down to our laser toting overlords come to farm our seas of sharks.

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Bot attacks Linux and Mac but can't lock down its booty

M man

yeah

cos i alway check my facebook on my ATM

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Ubuntu - yes, Ubuntu - poised for mobile melee

M man

try..

mint.

I like how the choices the 4 layers debian give me.

Hardcore puriest >debian

as good and cutting edge as FOSS will allow>Ubuntu(child of debian)

it just works,>mint(child of ubuntu)

it works+fast>mint xfce OR it just works+flashy>mint KDE

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Raised res iPad 2 to sport four-core chip?

M man

AMIGASLATE!!

Where can I get one???

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M man

like the article

it was tongue in cheek and specultive

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Apple tightens rules for iPad news delivery

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really...

yay!

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