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1273 posts • joined 11 May 2007

STEVE JOBS hits back at ebook ruckus FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

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Re: pig-headed anti-corporate shill @TeeCee

I agree, it was supposed to be a witty, post-modern youtube-comment style putdown, not an actual mathematical proof....

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Re: pig-headed anti-corporate shill

pig-headed anti-corporate shill > pig-headed corporate shill * 100

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Re: Puzzled

Ok Tom, if you're really 13 I guess you might think that they settled out of court because they were innocent. The reality is they settled because they thought they'd lose in court. They probably thought they'd lose in court because they had agreed to do something illegal. It might not be so, but that's the simplest reason....

It's not that freetards think settlements mean something they don't. it's you confusing "not found guilty in court" with "didn't do it". Those two things are very different.

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Sony sucker-punches Xbox on price, specs, DRM-free gaming

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Re: Waiting for "Kinect: PRISM"

I'm typing this really slowly. I should be able to play a video game without the console watching me. That's too much to ask for?

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Tim Cook: Android version fragmentation is 'terrible for developers'

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Re: The alternative is having to write software from scratch for a single platform

No, the alternative is decent browser integration and web apps that work across devices and platforms.

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NSA PRISM deepthroat VANISHES as pole-dance lover cries into keyboard

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Re: There's no end to the confusion a fool causes in the world when he opens his mouth

or starts typing....

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Oooh, can I play too!

It's spot the words that aren't in the article time!! hurrah!!

How about "relevant comment", "insight" and "tired, scratched old record"...

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Review: Acer Aspire P3 Windows 8 slate

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Re: Also a standard USB keyboard would also probably have worked just fine.

There's one usb slot. The install image is on a usb stick. When using a usb hub the boot drive doesn't work. So a standard usb keyboard didn't help. It's all in the article....

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Microsoft video preview shows Windows 8.1 tablet UI options

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Ouch!

Downvoted for being able to count. Nasty...

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Google gives vendors seven-day bug disclosure deadline

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Re: This is such a non-issue, I'm bored.

This is such a non-issue I can't even be bothered to post about it....

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Re: so many software companies are in it for the quick buck

And Google highlighting vulnerabilities in other people's software will surely be beneficial for Google. But they're playing a long game so a quick buck isn't what they're after. Putting the fox in charge of the hen house again....

(And it's "too many" not "to many")

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How Microsoft shattered Gnome's unity with Windows 95

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Re: Perhaps a little research ?

yeah, maybe start by trawling through the internet to find the specific command line needed to extract the package and installl it?

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Apple's two-factor security isn't as good as Microsoft or Google's, say experts

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Re: "Fanbois...

nuked, you've been posting here for nearly a year and only just noticed that apple users are referred to as fanbois?

ATTENTION FAIL!!!

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Google nuke thyself: Mountain View's H.264 righteous flame-out

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Did they really say..

..."shot across the bowl"? Better than one across the bowel I guess...

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Review: Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch Ultrabook

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Re: I agree about the hotspot,

Try using it with multtiple monitors, that easy to find hot spot becomes a precise pixel of cold spot that's easy to overshoot, findable but not intuitive or simple.

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Bill Gates: Corporate tax is not a moral issue

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Re: As the single biggest war criminal of all time

No. He isn't.

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Open wide, Google: Here comes an advertising antitrust probe

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Re: Their organic search is the best of the best.

But their search results have got worse in the past couple of years, especially since they stopped allowing you to specify a really important word with "+". A few years ago they were the best of the best, now they're a poor imitation of themselves.

(still better than the other search engines I've tried though, though it pains me to say it.)

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Woolwich beheading sparks call to REVIVE UK Snoopers' Charter

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@Daggersedge

Actually, having read your post I can see the argument for monitoring peoples communications...

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Re: Your pr0n downloading habits are probably of zero interest to anyone other than Google

Oh well, it's probably ok to get rid of any right to privacy, because it probably won't be abused. There is no way terror legislation would be used to randomly harass people, probably.

Fail indeed.

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Apple cored: Samsung sells 10 million Galaxy S4 in a month

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Re: run around like a headless cat

it's chickens that supposedly run around without heads.

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Tablet? Laptop? HP does the splits with Tegra-based SlateBook x2

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Re: and what are you supposed to do with the keyboard once you've unplugged it

Or take it out as a tablet and then use it like a laptop when you get back home?

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Acorn founder: SIXTH WAVE of tech will wash away Apple, Intel

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Re: as soon as a robot becomes self aware

Cool, science has proved that consciousness is just a really fast processor and some smart software. When did that happen?

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Microsoft conceals job ad in Bing homepage

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re: I don't get the arrogance of a lot of you.

Yeah, someone like you wouldn't....

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Re: Smarter developers...

... test on all popular browsers.

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Re: hardly...

it's:

MUST SAY, I THINK I'M BEGINNING TO DEVELOP EADON-ITIS HERE.

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Re: 88 Clicks as of 9am this morning...

You think they did this because they thought it would get a massive number of respondents?

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Google tells Microsoft to yank its new WinPhone YouTube app

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Re: Well done everybody.

Thanks!

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Re: Apps schnapps.

I believe the idea behind the app was to integrate more tightly with Windows 8, allow live tile support or some such feature. Not something I'd be interested in, but not something a device agnostic web app should be doing...

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'Liberator': Proof that you CAN'T make a working gun in a 3D printer

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Re: Uh, who'es the idiot?

The one who cant spell "who's"?

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Enjoy the weekend, sysadmins: Next Tues fixes 33 Microsoft bugs

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Re: no matter what massively misinformed people on the internet might suggest

You cite no references for what you say and then you imply that people who think differently to you are stupid. You look exactly like any other misinformed internet person.

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Impoverished net user slams 'disgusting' quid-a-day hack

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re: a case of shouty arse

It's fucking endemic around these forums!

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*sigh* once again, the irony....

Actually he was illustrating how one person's "do gooder" is another persons "good bloke making a positive difference". It's not that tricky to understand, but it's good that you keep trying....

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Re: are you seriously suggesting we euthanise irritating people?

Fuck it, he's a dick, but he's OUR dick!!! At least he puts a name to his posts so it's easy to ignore him...

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Re: I can't believe you said that!

Well you obviously have a degree in spotting sarcasm...

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WTF?

Who's Eadon?

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I can't believe you said that!

How dare you! Just because my life is an empty meaningless pit does not make me a crackpot! That is so OFFENSIVE!!!

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Microsoft plasters IE8 hole abused in nuke lab PC meltdown

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Re: Quick Eadon!

We need your input on this thread: http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2013/05/08/cdorked_latest_details/

Funny, you're normally so quick to post on any story that's linux related...

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Don't use Google+? Tough, Google Glass will inject it INTO YOUR EYES

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Re: meh

Ner ner ne ner ner! My country's bigger than yours!!!

For fucks sake, they said this place was getting juvenile....

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Re: Was out with a full sized DSLR last weekend and nobody gave a damn

Sweet! The police have obviously stopped harrasing people for taking photos then!

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Re: I don't think that's because they're still justifying the $1500 outlay to their spouses

You single by any chance?

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Re: headline grabbing hyperbole

That's what I come here for. Judging by your upvotes it's had the desired effect of getting the phandroids all batey....

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Nokia shareholder tells CEO Elop he's going to hell

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Re: Two years too late

no, it wouldn't, it would be just another android in a sea of similar devices.

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Google not sabotaging YouTube on Windows Phone after all

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Youtube does HTML5.Apps are no longer needed.

Wow, gun jumper! HTML5 implementations on the different handset OSs (and manufacturers builds for a certain Googly OS) are way too inconsistent to be claiming apps aren't needed. If you know your market and target the most popular devices you can cover just them, but fixes for one renderer can break another, and as soon as you start shipping device specific stuff you may as well be developing device specific apps.

It is definitely the way to go though, I think we just need a few successful HTML5 sites to push the manufacturers to agree on exactly how the standards should be implemented....

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Microsoft: All RIGHT, you can have your Start button back

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Re: Whatever...

you don't need Win+D. Use escape, the classic "Get that full-screen shit out of my face now" button! That's not user unfriendly!

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Re: fixed that for you

Ah, one of those helpful unix bods you were just talking about!

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I don't get it.

When I get into work I boot windows 8, the stupid metro thing pops up, I hit escape and I'm in the desktop. From there it's pretty much 7, all the things I use every day are docked to the bar at the bottom of the screen just like 7. From a user perspective Metro is shit, but it's not exactly getting in the way. I don't really see what all the moaning's about...

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Taiwanese uni sues Apple over FaceTime and QuickTime

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Re: They may struggle with that one

Have none of you been watching Apple vs Samsung? Why would prior art be an issue?

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Mozilla accuses Gamma of dressing up dictators' spyware as Firefox

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Re: I may be dead wrong

You are. The idea that political activism is tied to a particular operating system is genuinely pathetic. Real activism requires you to get out there and do something, no OS required.

Good use of, commas though.

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Re: Can't see the downvote

votes. Mentioning downvotes is like a red rag to a bull round here.....

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