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PhabletPhace: All the cool kids are doing it in Asia

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Re: Exactly!

Why use your phablet to look prattish when a simple bluetooth earpiece does the same job?

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Memory troubling you, Android? Surprise! Another data slurp vuln uncovered

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Re: a cheque?

I know! A way of transferring money from my bank where I specify the exact amount! How old fashioned. Give me Direct Debits anyday, I trust all the companies I deal with implicitly!

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Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

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Re: imaginary friends in the sky

All your really showing there is that you have no understanding of religion and you're crap at taking the piss. Just paraphrasing the same stupid "man in the clouds" comment is not satire.

Science is about how, religion is about why. They don't really overlap.

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UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones

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Re: Humourless nerk.....

Well I found the wanker comment much funnier than the muggles one....

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Microsoft throws old versions of Internet Explorer under the bus

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Re: "support websites that are coded using the competition's nonstandard features"

That's the reg hacks trying to get the freetards to bite. Got to admire how well they know their audience!

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Re: completely breaks Aero on my desktop

Indeed, who can work without translucent windows!

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Stalwart hatchback gets a plug-in: Volkswagen e-Golf

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Re: Not sure it's much different in the end.

Guess it depends on whether you're 3 miles from home or 300. (If your car isn't electric, obviously.)

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Microsoft KILLS Windows 8.1 Update 2 and Patch Tuesday

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Re: stepped foot

it's "set foot" or "stepped.

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Microsoft: IE11 for Windows Phone 8.1 is TOO GOOD. So we'll cripple it like Safari

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Re: do we believe them? there is another question

Well browse to a html compliance test site in IE 11 and see what is says. No belief necessary.

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Re: Web sites haven't got a clue what it is, so send something basic

Not really. The problem is they notice it's IE, but not that it's IE 11. They then render a load of non-standard html that fixes problems on old versions of IE but break the new one because it's standards compliant.

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Surfing the web from Android? We KNEW it – sorry, iOS fanbois

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Re: but you can bet your life that the usual suspects....

... will be using this as an excuse to make their usual noises.

That's you that is.

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Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5

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Re: For a specific value of "many"

But what about those who are using their old devices purely as Sonos remotes? Will they appear on your stats? Quite probably not.

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Only '3% of web servers in top corps' fully fixed after Heartbleed snafu

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Re: Well, it depends on the issue and the patch, doesn't it?

In this case the issue is a vulnerability that was around for 2 years and could have led to certificates being stolen. If those certificates aren't revoked then patching the hole that leaked them doesn't make you secure.

Did you read the article?

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Apple stops caring about Samsung kit everyone else stopped caring about years ago

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Re: Lame...

It's like groklaw never went away!

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You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad

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Re: Surely you mean...

..can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there!!!

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Microsoft swings axe at 18,000 bods in its largest ever round of layoffs

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Re: make a smart phone startup and eat MS's lunch.

Not many calories in that! Google's lunch would be much more filling....

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EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers

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Re: Hardly any different than....

Except none of the bodies you list in the first paragraph are companies. Google are not an "Independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization". Why do googletards like to make out that Google have everyone's best interests at heart?

They don't.

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UN to Five Eyes nations: Your mass surveillance is breaking the law

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Mark 85, I think the real question is..

..what are YOU going to do about it? Besides pound on the keyboard....

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Whoah! How many Google Play apps want to read your texts?

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Re: Any app should check for a permission before trying to access it

and if that permission changes? Apps need to gracefully handle things failing, whether that's because of a permission or some other error. There's no harm in checking first obviously, but that's no excuse for crashing if the call fails.

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Re: iOS is worse!

Oh, that's fine then. Carry on!

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'Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm

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Re: Frankly, who isn't?

I'm not! If my memory serves me correctly....

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Europe's highest court: Apple CAN trademark its retail store layout

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step foot?

I thought it was only wrestlers who made this mistake. Promise to never step into an iStore or promise to never set foot in an iStore. "Step foot" is redundant, a step involves a foot. I expect you hold down the fort as well...

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Man FOUND ON MOON denies lunar alien interface

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@ Waspy, re: Not sure who you're arguing against here,

I'm not arguing against anyone, I'm arguing against the nonsense catchphrase "Extraordinary claims" require "extraordinary evidence".

What makes you think I'm not calm?

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"Extraordinary claims" require "extraordinary evidence"...

No, they don't, they just require enough evidence to logically sway the argument. The idea that things outside our current thinking have to have special evidence is just another way of saying "I fear change". Damned data is still data, and ignoring it just makes you ignorant.

Besides, we don't have "evidence" of extra terrestrial life do we? Just sums and observations of the size of the universe that indicate it's extremely likely.

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

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Re: Your life will improve generally and you can sleep soundly in bed

Awesome!!

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Battle ready: Valiant Hearts and Company of Heroes: Western Front

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Re: > it's => its

>> But I'm going to game this doge game for sure. <<

Before picking on typos in other people's posts you should learn how to construct a sentence.

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Doctor Who season eight scripts leak online

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Re: I've called a couple of other commentards cunts (because they were)

Like I said, this forum isn't for kids. Name calling can get your post deleted, but it won't be because of the word cunt, it'll be because you're abusing someone.

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This forum isn't for kids.

So you can type cunt or fuck without fear of censorship. Would make the quote much more readable if it just had the swear words in....

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depends

on whether the thing you're making is just a video or if the act of broadcasting it to millions of fans, all who know nothing about the plot, is also part of the experience. I can see how a creator could consider this leak to be breaking something.

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Journal that published Facebook emoto-furtle study: Proper boffins get CONSENT

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It's not just data collection

They doctored the feeds and changed the way that they worked for specific users. How does that fall under the Ts&Cs about data collection?

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Your Android phone is a SNITCH: Wi-Fi bug makes you easy to track

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Re: Install Pri-fi

The article is about devices broadcasting a list of the last 15 wifi hotspots they've been connected to and how that can give people a good idea of who you are and where you've been. What's the relevance of this MAC address discussion?

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Xiaomi: Hidden Android dragon is growing fast, despite being unknown in the West

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stop boasting

and post a link then! Got cyanogen for it?

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Dating app Tinder faces sexual harassment suit from ex-exec co-founder

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Re: Who Said She Said

Presumably the server logs of the emails and texts would give us a good idea of who said what. The statement from the management saying "Through that process, it has become clear that Mr. Mateen sent private messages to Ms. Wolfe containing inappropriate content." seems pretty clear though.

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MIT and CERN's secure webmail plan stumped by PayPal freeze

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Re: there are plenty of better and cheaper competitors

Well tell us who then! Seriously, I'd like an alternative. One that appears on at least some of the checkout pages I visit.

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App maker defends selling S.F. parking spots as a FREE SPEECH issue

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Re: That's the real scam in the "public parking" industry.

There can be more than one scam. Classic "whataboutery".

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re: It's called a "market".

They're called "public parking spaces".

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I/O: New Google design language will RULE OVER 'DROIDS

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Re: it takes a lot of effort to even figure out how to get to the desktop

You click on the picture of the desktop, or if you're not sure what it looks like, it's the tile with the word "desktop" on the bottom.

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Re: giving up after two hours of solely attempting to hunt down the control panel.

From the start screen type "cont", it's at the top of the list. Or click on "search" in the charm bar and type the same thing, though that's a bit more effort. If in two hours you hadn't found this I'm not sure Windows 8 is to blame.

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Who needs a ride-on mower when a ROBOT will cut your grass

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Re: Hence my use of the term "efficient".

It's a robotic lawnmower. It's more important to worry about how much power it takes moving and mowing than how many clock cycles or how much ram it needs to work out where to go next. What's in there, a ZX81?

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Re: Pointless unless...

I don't see the connection. It could cut in whatever shape it likes and still keep track, surely?

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San Francisco issues SMACKDOWN on parking spot sale software

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Explain please!

What is a public parking space? You're allowed to sell your private parking space, so that'd be your drive presumably. This is what? Charging people to park in the street outside your house? Going out early and baggsying a public spot then agreeing to move for someone else for a fee? I don't get it, how can I be paid for letting someone else in to a public parking place?

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Dutch firm passes the world's first e-spliff to the left hand side

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Re: What's new

In the picture I saw yesterday the e-spliff had a light on the end with a picture of a cannabis leaf. As far as I can tell that's the only difference between this an a regular e-cig.

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Yahoo! Bids! To! Own! Your! Smartmobe! Home! Screen!

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Re: struggling to think of a reason....

To keep your data away from Google? (And give it to Yahoo!, not much of a choice but possibly the lesser of two evils...)

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Microsoft eggheads publish JavaScript crypto code for devs

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If you don't like javascript

then don't write in it. Those of us who do use it can actually get quite attached to it's almost psychopathic casting and crazy function scope. Going back to a strongly typed language with real arrays is a step backwards in a lot of ways. You mean I can't just push and pop things off that array? I have to check that string for being nothing and for being empty? Tedious. Or just different, ymmv.

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charming.

No need to be a dick about it, but you're point is fair. I've just downloaded it and it's all nicely formatted and readable javascript so many eyes can have a good look for NSA backdoors.

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DANGER MOUSE is back ... and he isn't half a GLASSHOLE

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Or....

...wait and see if it's any good once they start showing them?

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CIA rendition jet was waiting in Europe to SNATCH SNOWDEN

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@Matt Bryant: many others have been waiting for it to happen since the US pullout

You don't think the invasion was the point at which this was precipitated, rather than when western forces left?

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Waiting gamer slams no-show show: E3 – was that it?

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Re: Compromise the casual-gamer, family-friendly image

That would effectively mean stopping being Nintendo. I really don't thing that's going to happen, and I certainly hope it doesn't. I want an alternative to Sony/Microsoft, not more of the same. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed a lot of games on the boy's PS3, but there's no substitute for Nintendo when you just want something to put a big stupid grin on your face.

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Jellybean dominates Play, still seated atop rising KitKat

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Re: Windows is irreparably fragmented and therefore a failed platform?

They don't say that about Android either though, do they? The most critical bit I could find is: the numbers demonstrate just how fragmented the Android market really is. Hardly saying it's failed.

And Win7 didn't stop old versions of visual studio working so how was it impossible to make software for XP after it?

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Yes. Facebook will KNOW you've been browsing for smut

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Re: will ignore the do-not-track mechanism in browsers including Internet Explorer

>>ad-tracking limitation settings on Google's Android and Apple's iOS<<

But what does that mean? The first sentence is about browsers, the second is about OSs. It doesn't sound like that means "We respect Do Not Track on Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS but not IE", it sounds like "When you run our proprietary apps on Android and iOS we respect the built in privacy settings".

None of which addresses my point, directed at the Register, and clearly not facetious enough, that to single out IE in this case is misleading. Facebook seem to be saying "we ignore the Do-not-track header on browsers but respect our app settings". As IE is nowhere near the most popular browser, why mention it? See! Clear anti-ms agenda! AGAIN!!!!

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