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* Posts by sabroni

1154 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Microsoft's anti-Android Twitter campaign draws ire, irony

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Re: A bit like Linux then.

Ooh, think you hit a nerve!

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Lovefilm does a Wii after rival gets loaded on new Nintendo

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Re: I have never had iPlayer crash on my PS3

Well, mine doesn't strictly speaking crash, it's better than that. It leaves the audio streaming but puts a big black box on the screen saying something like "network error, unable to stream program", all the while leaving the audio running so you know it's lying. The wii iPlayer doesn't do this.

Also the ps3 doesn't ship with a bluetooth remote and the wii ships with a wiimote, you're not comparing like for like.

LOL.

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Re: Oh, just forget it.

I know you were being sarcastic.

I just didn't think it was funny.

At all.

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Re: navigate through its inevitably clunky menu system

I'm not saying the xbox ui isn't very accessible, I'm saying a pointer that works like a mouse pointer is better than a pointer controlled by a joystick or a button highlight controlled by a joystick. In response to the original comment about wii menu's being clunky.

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navigate through its inevitably clunky menu system

The Wii pointer makes menu navigation on the wii better than on standard 360 or ps3. I use mine for iPlayer even though I have a ps3 set up next to it, Wii iPlayer crashes a lot less than the ps3 one.

Or does the fact you've stopped using something mean the rest of us should to?

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Half of all app store revenue goes to just 25 developers

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re: How is "pay to win" any different to stuffing arcade machines full of coins?

Stuffing arcade machines full of coins is "pay to play" not "pay to win". "pay to win" implies you can play for free, but pay for buffs that make it easier to win. The two things are similar but clearly different.

It seems a lot of people commenting here are confusing the two.

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Nintendo Wii U Review

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Re: Probably pretty reliable too.

Google YLOD. It's not the massive problem MS had with the 360 but some users did experience issues with early ps3s.

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Re: As we wave a fond farewell to Nintendo

The tablet controller is new..

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Re: They do this every time

So when was the second iteration of the wii released? And what exactly were the design issues? Or is wii U the second iteration and your post more confused than I give you credit for?

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Re: Probably pretty reliable too.

They are renowned for it, comes with being kid friendly I guess. My launch wii is still running fine, and before all the haters chip it yes it has been used pretty much continuously since I bought it! Had to get a lens cleaner so it'd play Sakura Wars a few years ago (it's dual layer) but apart from that it's a rock solid piece of kit.

Be interesting to see if 720 and ps4 learn from their predecessor's teething problems and are similarly robust...

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re: I'm surprised they even need 1 game to break even.

I think they're scared of another 3DS price drop debacle so they're actually selling wii Us at just under cost. Whether that'll save from having to drop the price is another matter...

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Re: As we wave a fond farewell to Nintendo

Did you just copy that from a six year old wii thread? Sounds familiar...

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i wonder if sony will allow people to use a vita in the same way?

They certainly have plans for that. But MS have a better plan, allowing touch screen phones to take the place of the game pad. Neither option has the "100% of the installed base" guarantee that you get with a wii U and pad. Still, if wii U is a success expect ps4 and 720 to get a pad controller about one year into their respective lives. And hope they don't go the way of Kinect and Move....

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Apple granted patent for microphone silhouette

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Apple isn't "using the [patent] system" because IT ISN'T A PATENT

You know, the best way of stopping all this confusion, would be to stop using the word Patent in reference to a registered design. It's not stupid to read the phrase "design patent" and assume it's a patent, it is stupid to call something a "design patent" when it isn't a patent.

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One in 10 Brit smartphone owners 'can't afford' to pay for apps

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Re: They should buy a Samsung S3 ...

So are you paid by Samsung for that comment or does the money come directly from Google?

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Re:their free versions are just ad enabled which can be removed

Yeah, wouldn't want some plebby engineer getting .005p every time you use the app they wrote.

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Nokia Lumia 820 WinPho 8 review

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Re: There's good bits and not so good bits.

So not like the Curate's egg at all then.

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both new Lumias are a curate's egg

The curate's egg was off. Despite what he said there are no good bits of a bad egg, the curate in the story is just being obsequious when he says some bits of the egg are good.

So do you really mean "these phones are totally shit but we don't want to say so"?

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Gangnam Style beats Bieber Baby, becomes biggest timewaste EVER

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Re: You seem to be mistaking "things I like" and "high-quality music"

No, I'm not. There is an intersect between those two groups but I'm quite clear on the fact that a lot of the music I like isn't "high quality" in terms of production or construction. In fact "quality" is not really something I take into account when listening to music.

frank ly and Sean Timarco Baggaley were implying there was no way KPop could be of a high quality. I disagree and think that, objectively, Kpop songwriting, production and promotion are all of a high quality.

Also, in a youtube style, KPOP > JPOP!

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Re: Ummm, ..

And presumably you're basing that opinion on a good understanding of Korean pop music? Or just a dislike for western pop music?

If you don't like pop music you won't like kpop. If you like pop music and can get over not understanding most of the words kpop is probably the best pop on the planet...

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BlackBerry 10: AWESOME. If the hardware matches it, RIM jobs are safe

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Re: What you're saying is that RIM still makes a good phone.

Oh right, you read the first paragraph and then posted. All the words after that bit you posted are about BB10.

You are right about RIM making phones though. Well done. No really, well done.

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Re: What you're saying is that RIM still makes a good phone.

Did we just read the same article? The one I read was about BB 10 the OS, didn't really mention the device it runs on....

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Want to run your own Apple shop? Start with £70k of German chairs

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Do you seriously believe that or are you just trolling?

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Re: "But customers need choice, they want to be able to try products that work alongside Apple."

iTunes Windows.

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Judge to Apple: You WILL tell Samsung what you got from HTC

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Re: Attorney's eyes only = "samsung"

It's about the sales injunction, not the level of payment. Apple want to keep an injunction that stops Samsung selling products. They claim that the patents are for stuff that Samsung shouldn't be allowed to do irrespective of what they pay Apple. If Apple allow HTC to pay to use those patents but not Samsung then it's relevant to the injunction as it exposes the lie in Apple's claim that they're not prepared to license those patents. I think....

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Bah humbug! Google cancels Christmas

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WTF?

Sauce for the goose

Check out the comments here: http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2012/03/12/azure_leap_day_confirmed/

But lose a month and "It's not that big of a deal"?

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Oprah Winfrey tweets her love of Surface – from her iPad

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Re: A WHAT??

Can we be clear though, this is in no way similar to Google pushing updates to it's Nexus tablets all the time. That's not Patch Tuesday, that's update any day and totally different. Microsoft keeping things updated is bollocks cos it should've been finished before launch. Google keeping things updated is progress!

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Dead Steve Jobs was dead wrong on Flash, bellows ColdFusion man

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Re: He killed Flash

If someone could tell the internet that'd be lovely.

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Automatic Facebook couple pages: Nauseating sign of desperation

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@JDX

>> What exactly is wrong with a page aggregating data relevant to two connections in a social network? <<

The fact you ask that question, and the way you worded it, makes me think that human interaction isn't your strong point.

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App designed for safe sending of naughty selfies is rife with risks

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Re:The dick:tits ratio is not what I would like it to be

Well you've come to the right place, we have both in abundance.

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Re: It's just a stupid file transfer app

It's possible to share stuff on the internet in all kinds of ways. An app that facilitates something by making it incredibly easy to do is likely to increase the number of people doing it. Those who don't have the technical ability to use the more complex methods of sharing can still download an app and use it. How many teens would go through the steps needed to share pictures using ftp?

It's an app with as age restriction of over 12 designed for sending images that you want to keep private. And by the sound of it the images sent are hosted on a server owned by the app publisher. That doesn't sound dodgy to you? You don't think that's any dodgier than any other ftp site?

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ViewSonic VSD220 22in Android mega tablet

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>>Referring to it as a "22in tablet" is just silly: as Chromebooks have ably demonstrated, just because a computer runs Android doesn't mean it's a toy.<<

Chromebooks don't run android, they run Chrome OS. It's not the same thing.

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Apple MacBook Pro 13in Retina display review

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Re: Steve I, you don't know about your own life

Steve, it's clear from the posts on here that you know nothing about your own life. How dare you come on here with your "opinions", it's clear that you can't have worked on pcs properly if you've chosen to use macs, there is no way the experience on Windows could ever drive anyone to prefer another OS.

I trust you will now stop this charade of "having an opinion" and "expressing it reasonably", at least until you get the correct opinions and start being a bit more mouthy.

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Re: Worth it to me.

Wow, well done Steve I. The only poster on here with something good to say about this laptop and the integrity to put a name to his post.

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Two scam apps stink up iTunes store, pulled thanks to Reg reader

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Jeopardy: Downs syndrome edition.

Actually, never mind that, what the fuck is "Jeopardy: Downs syndrome edition." supposed to mean?

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El Reg mulls commentard icon portfolio shake-up

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Re: It's just irritating and childish

Yup!

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Fans splurge $220m on Halo 4 in first 24 hours

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An ancient plot device has awoken....

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Will Santa be working overtime to shift Win 8 kit? No. Yes! Maybe

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Re: you misread.

Hey, don't blame me for your crap sentence construction! What I did was read the words you've written. I know you meant to say "I get an inferior experience with Windows 8 than with Windows 7" but that's not what you said. You said "I get an inferior experience from windows 7". Those words in that order mean that Windows 7 gives you an inferior experience. You should have used "compared to" instead of "from".

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Re: I get an inferior experience from Windows 7.

Then upgrade to windows 8!

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Apple-v-Samsung $1bn iPhone fine: 'Jury foreman was biased'

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Because they found out about this after the verdict. Though apparently apple knew beforehand and despite legal precedent kept quiet about it... Hey, just joining in the "conjecture is fact" feel of this thread!

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Re: With or without him I'd expect the same result.

Yeah, have faith in the "good ole boys"...

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Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi only tablet review

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Re: Jelly bean is like your little brother.

An irritating arse that steals and breaks your stuff and goes crying to mum if you don't do what he wants? Great.

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Re: SuperTim

Well sounds like you brought the wrong device and should have taken a little more care when deciding what to buy. The fact other people don't have your requirements means that an iPhone can still be the perfect device for them. Maybe you should concentrate on sorting yourself out before you start sneering at others who are happy with their choices. You're the one who's spent a fortune on a device that doesn't satisfy your requirements.

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Re: It is truly amazing...

If Apple let you do all the things you want to then that's not much of an issue... It's a consumer device.

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'iPhone 5 is so easily scratched we just can't get them out the door'

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@ Dave 126

I didn't read the post as comparing apple products to 70's British cars, I thought it was saying both had the same focus on "clever" over-engineering rather than viability and practicality. If Foxconn are saying iPhones are too tricky to make then that does imply Apple didn't engineer it sensibly.

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Apple's anti-Googorola patent lawsuit tossed by US court

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@sabroni

Eh?

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