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* Posts by sabroni

1258 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Make cool shows, make money: Netflix's SHOCKING TV strategy

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The problem is that streaming doesn't suit my needs

Me Neither! No one ever thinks about us!

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First Firefox OS developer phones to launch on Tuesday

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Re: What's with all the bad language?

It's not a big deal. I personally like a bit of cussing if it adds emphasis, and it's only the last paragraph for fuck's sake....

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Re: golf clap

Eww, nasty swelling around the head of your club?

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Weak iPad, iPhone demand hits LG Display in the wallet

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Re: Simply posting verbatim what some idiot is saying online

So you don't want comments enabled on this article?

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BadNews, fandroids: MILLIONS of Google Play downloads riddled with malware

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Re: Not really anything to do with Linux....?

Hmm, and by extending that argument a lot of windows malware is nothing to do with windows. Hey, it's not my fault you run as admin all the time....

It sounds like what you really meant was "la la la, can't hear you!!!"

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AMAZEBALLS: Buy a doomed Apple TV, get a replacement free

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Re: Non story disguised as ad-magnet?

Your post isn't funny so doesn't need a joke icon. My satire was bleeding obvious so I didn't add one either.

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Re: Non story disguised as ad-magnet?

Yeah, and they just use it to drive idiots to post comments, again upping the ad revenue.

Do they think we're stupid?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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Re: Extra, extra!

I think it's more: "Extra! Extra! Perfect device manufacturer releases imperfect device"

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Foxconn must pay Microsoft for EVERY Android thing it makes

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Re: It's not really your business what patents they are is it?

I do hope that's irony. Just in case, the problem is that it's difficult to avoid infringing patents if you don't know what they are.

Otherwise nice one, very droll!

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Will Google's rivals swallow the 'labelling remedy' pill?

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Gateway to Google Products

Oh, like windows used to be to other microsoft products...

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'You can keep it' - Brit's nicked laptop turns up on Iranians' sofa

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Re: Read by people who like tech and hate thieves.

Where's the thieve hating bit of the site? I seem to be stuck in the tech. half....

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Brit cops blow £14m on software - then just flush it down the bogs

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Re: Try that in the private sector (The REAL world)

So the banking sector isn't part of the public sector? Or are you just not aware of the massive rewards for failure in that industry? A good example in the news today about the public money that bailed out HBOS and was then given in bonuses to the men who fucked it up....

What you mean is that in the private sector (The REAL world) some poor pleb would've been forced to take the rap and fired while his manager got another bonus.

(alternatively, my grossly simplified version of the REAL world is better than your grossly simplified version of the REAL world...)

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'Sorry, I don't get the drama around having an always-on console'

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Re:Gamers are mostly fickle children

whereas internet trolls are super mature....

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Remember Streetmap? It's suing Google in a UK court

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@ObnoxiousGit

>>If you come up with the best online maping service ever created, then lots of people will use it<<

And how do they find out about it? Every time they search for a map they see a massive Google ad at the top of their page for the familiar product they're used to using, why would they look further down? You seem to be unwittingly highlighting the whole point of this story. You shouldn't put a fox in charge of the hen house....

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The gloves are on: Nokia emits super-sensitive £99 Windows Phone

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just as cheap on contract

hmm, I feel there may be a hidden extra cost here, can't quite put my finger on it....

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Re: Nice £100 phone

Or is it because you've tried one and the back button behaviour was too mental for you?

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MoneySupermarket: Google never warned us about payday loan AD BAN

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Re: weren't Google forced to hilight their own search results?

It's ok, when the last competitor has been ground into the dust there will be no more "whining".

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#nonsense

#hashtagsarefortwitter #painfullytrendy #tiresome

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It's Google's business, within the law they can do what they like. No one has a right to appear on a page of Google search results. The OFT's guidelines may be more important in the UK but Google are a global company.

If you don't like it then advertise on one of the competing search engines (though in the EU claiming that other search engines are "competing" is a bit of a stretch...)

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USPTO backs down on iPad mini trademark objections

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Re: meanwhile, outside the USPTO...

Hey! I was cleaning it in the bath and slipped!

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Disney shutters Star Wars game unit with 200 layoffs

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Re: you just remove & dump the additional stuff you don't want.

I know Disney aren't a charity, I'm not suggesting they are. I'm suggesting that if you buy a company then make people redundant shortly after there should be recompense for those made redundant. You seem to be disagreeing with that, can you explain why you think that's wrong? Do you agree that Disney shouldn't have bought the games company if they were just going to shut it?

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Re: you just remove & dump the additional stuff you don't want.

And you don't have a problem equating fluffy dice and vile seat covers with people? I see them as quite different and would say people's livelihoods are a little more important.

I stand by my point, this is asset stripping and at the very least those who lose their jobs should be entitled to a generous redundancy. No doubt those who engineered the deal are getting a healthy bonus.

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Re: Shame...

I disagree. There is tons of variety and imagination in the current games market, it's bizarre that you're claiming it isn't so. From the 70p time wasters on iOS and android to full price console games there is more choice than there's ever been, with lots of titles that involve neither split second timing or loud irritating "music". Stop moaning and take a look around, there's loads to play whatever your taste!

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Re: Let's be honest here....

... you may be right, but the fact that Disney just bought it and then shut it down reeks of asset stripping. If you don't have plans for a business then don't buy it. This sort of shit should be illegal, at the very least there should be mandatory massive redundancy payouts when a new owner decides to shut a company they've just bought...

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Review: HP ElitePad 900 Atom tablet

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I’d also prefer to speak "Stop"

I'd also prefer to say "Stop".

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Gaming's favourite platters get another stir of the pot

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No Luigi Love??

I'm playing Mansion 2 at the moment and it's bloody lovely! 20 minute levels, lots of variety, funny animation and great attention to detail. One of those games where if you lookup how to do something on the interwebs you're then kicking yourself for not spotting something that seems so obvious now! The 3DS seems to work so much better when your peering into a miniature world rather than when it tries to do expansive vistas.

I take issue with the comment that it's using the gyroscopic controls for looking around though (it only does this when you peer through windows, not for any large portion of the game, thankfully!). It looks to me like it's using the cameras on the lid to decide where you're looking, I reckon it's just too fast and precise to be the gyro. Does anyone know for sure?

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Wikileaker Manning peace gong petition backed by thousands

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Re: No no no no no no.

One of the best ways to stop forces personnel being exposed to danger is to stop invading other people's countries....

But maybe you could explain how covering up US war crimes helps promote peace? Presumably you mean the sort of uneasy peace that an occupying force brings...

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Brits, Germans, French, Dutch, Spanish and Italians ALL to probe Google

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Re: a completely unfair one.

Boo fucking hoo. Europe is composed of many countries with separate legal systems. If you can't deal with that don't do business here.

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Dongle smut Twitstorm claims second scalp

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>>There's just no way to avoid the fact that the moment women get involved in anything the entire agenda/atmosphere of whatever that is must be adapted to suit the 'thoughts/feelings/sensitivities' of now present females.<<

What sexist nonsense. It sounds like you've had some bad experiences with women Dave but you've obviously not met many if that's how you think you need to behave around them. Try just treating them the same as everyone else, you'll find that there's a massive range of them, all with different personalities. Why, they're almost like real people....

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Give Google a COLD HARD SLAP - web rivals' plea to Euro watchdog

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Re: AC 15:04

Priceless!

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Re: People still use Google?

I disagree Dave, I think an awful lot of Google searches are performed by people who don't know that there are other ways to search the internet and haven't even given it a seconds thought. A very similar bunch of people to the people who just used to think the internet was IE. Maybe Google should be forced to put a map service choice screen in front of your first use of Google maps....

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Mobile kingpins to marketing mavens: Bonking is brilliant, wanna try?

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in the uk

we pay to send smss, not to receive them, so at least the nagging message is free....

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Paying a TV tax makes you happy - BBC

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Re: Owning a TV is not compulsory.

If only you could attach audio of "land of hope and glory" to a post.....

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Who's riddling Windows PCs with gaping holes? It's your crApps

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Re: 2nd division developers who find C++ too difficult.

And C++ is just for third rate engineers who can't do assembler properly.

Choose the right language for the job. C++ is good for some things but if you need your app to be device independent then something that runs on a virtual machine makes much more sense. No language is the best for every job. A first rate engineer would know that....

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AdBlock Plus BLOCKED from Google Play

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Re: Terms and conditions are for the Sheeple.

Yeah, I suppose if you buy something and it breaks a week later you just suck it up and bin it, all that terms and conditions bs is just for the sheeple who believe in crap like "law" and "society". Bunch of Corporate Pricks.

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Re: This really is NOT a big deal.

Not for the technically minded no. But for the majority of Android users it means they won't ever see this thing called AdBlock, meaning they'll probably not even think that blocking ads is a possibility. More importantly it shows Google making a choice and indicating a direction, making it clearer that ad revenue is where they are focusing.

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Re: @JDX It's my device

Bite this. The article makes no mention of your device, or what you choose to install on it. The article is about AdBlock in the Google Play store, if your comment has no relevance to that then it's in the wrong thread.

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Re: Since when did exercising a choice make anyone a whiney [sic] little bitch?

When they decide to whine like a little bitch?

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eBay: Our paid Google advertising was a total waste of money

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Except..

..EBay aren't the only people who can buy the search term eBay and place ads on it. Look for Firefox on Google, the free download links on the top aren't from Mozilla.

You may own "mybrand.com" but if someone else is paying for "mybrand.com" ads they can put whatever they like above you in the search results and that can have an effect on your public image. It's almost like Google have you over a barrel....

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UK Serious Fraud Office queues up to probe HP's Autonomy allegations

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Re: Californians doesn't know how lucky they were!

You paint a very vivid picture Richy, i know exactly what you mean!

(one posting point if you know where that comes from!)

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Microsoft Flash FLIP-FLOP: it's now IE10 default for Win8, WinRT

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Re: p0rn

We're all supposedly grown up on here, you can say porn if you like. Or is this some new kind of numeric porn I'm not aware of?

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Perhaps, but for different reasons

So it's ok to say things are different even if they are the same but the reasons for them are different? Flash is banned on iOS devices, to make out that that's not relevant because of Silverlight is nonsense.

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Re: QOTW

Coming home to Linux is like leaving a clapped out old banger and stepping into a well-engineered Lamborghini ;-)

Indeed, I've owned Italian cars. Great when they work, which is about 50% of the time.....

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Microsoft exec selling his Surface tablet

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Re: oh good

a butthurt MS fan to join the apple and android conspiracy nuts.

The register hates Apple and Google as much as it hates MS. Did it occur to you that maybe it's not a conspiracy and Windows RT is just shit?

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Malware devs offer $100 a pop for 'active' Google Play accounts

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And those old enough to move out but still living with mom and trolling the register from their bedrooms?

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Congratulations, freetards: You are THE FIVE PER CENT

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Re: That really made me think.

Really? Care to share the pearls of wisdom that came forth or is your incredible "Movie stars are paid a lot so I shouldn't pay for films" revelation all you've got?

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Europe tickles Microsoft with €561m fine for browser choice gaffe

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Re: Ironically .....

Whereas us noscript users still see ads, so the reg presumably makes some money, but they don't dance or take up massive areas of the screen (or run scripts)... Everybody's happy!

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Re: No choice popup on Apple, Google or Linux devices devices

The original poster said Apple and Google, no-one suggested Linux didn't have a plethora of browsers.

But you have to wonder how Apple get away with it on iPhone. Presumably If MS had banned all the other browsers on windows they'd have been ok.....

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Review: Sony Vaio Duo 11 Ultrabook

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: eh?

mmeier doth protest too much, methinks.....

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