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1335 posts • joined 11 May 2007

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.

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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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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Astroturf much?

So to add to "you're holding it wrong" we now have "you booked the wrong seat"?

It's not that no-one loses ballpoints, it's that no one cares when they lose a 20p ballpoint. A 50 quid stylus is, unsurprisingly, a little different.

And yes, people do lounge around and watch stuff on tablets. In my experience it's the main things they're used for.

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Elon Musk: 'Fudged' NYT article cost Tesla $100m

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Re: There's no such thing as bad publicity

You need a joke in the post as well, the icon and a <snigger> aren't really enough....

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Re: kudos on the code

You're easily impressed.

(but you don't actually speak for everyone on this board. I for one have no fucking idea what you're on about.)

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Re: The solution is to fix the problem, not the observers.

But if the observers are falsifying the problem, for example claiming they've run out of fuel when they haven't, how do you address that? The problem has to be real to be fixable. I'm not saying the Tesla doesn't have problems, just that your "it must be the device, customer is always right" approach is simplistic and inappropriate.

Or did you just come on here to boast about shipping some code?

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iPad? Pah. Behold the EYEPAD, patented by Sony for the 'PS4'

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Re: "You are literally the first person to not be impressed

so your opinion doesn't mean anything."

I'm just following the flock.

Like Sony following after Nintendo...

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@ Obviously!, re: I hate stubbornly arrogant people.

Are you taking the piss?

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Re: FFS...

Yeah, all those original ideas that Apple has.... They invented the icon you know! And the touchscreen. And the mobile phone! And the tablet computer! And the walkman!

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Climate scientists link global warming to extreme weather

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Re: Idiot in Clown in Chief at the Guardian

Knowing their crappy typesetting I bet that is actually how the job was advertised!

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US woman cuffed for 'booking strippers for 16th birthday bash'

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if you've not seen a bit of porn, you'll make a right mess of your first time

Basing your sexual technique on porn is like taking tips on driving from James Bond. IMHO good sex is nothing like you see in the vast majority of porn, I'm certainly not interested in having a load of other men involved.

And the first time is supposed to be a bit of a mess!

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Re: They were male strippers.

and....?

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Ad-titan Google blocks Adblock Plus in Android security tweak

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Less than 8 steps to root an android phone

Those are fucking massive steps then, my phone took 4 just to get the boot loader unlocked....

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Re: err.

That changes the entire complexion of it really, to my mind. If this app enables people to run the ad funded versions of apps without the developer getting the ad revenue then fair play to Google. If you don't want ads on apps pay up for the full version, find an alternative or write one yourself.

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Samsung under fire over copy-paste bricking

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Re: Looks like I will have to go back to an Iphone

Yeah, that's the choice with mobile phones, the Android Galaxy Siii or the iPhone. Why don't other manufacturers try to break into this lucrative market?

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Clarkson: 'I WILL find and KILL the spammers who hacked me'

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Baffoon!

Classic, though not as good as "irrelephant", which I read here yesterday!

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Apple updates iOS, does not fix passcode-bypass hack

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Re: I don't understand

It's quite straightforward. There's a bug on iPhones that bypasses the lock screen, Apple announced they were working on a fix, the Register thought that this update might include the fix, it doesn't.

Apple are notoriously tight lipped about what's in their updates so the fact the fix isn't mentioned in the press release doesn't mean they haven't fixed it. Bugs that Apple don't like to talk about tend to get silently fixed without mention in the release notes, which is why you need to try the update to find out what's changed.

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Baby-boulder bowling burglar breaks Boulder Apple Store's $100k glass door

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Re: irrelephant

Awesome! Unnecessary pachyderm!

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Re: Moron thieves

Not if they needed the 20 quid for a fix. Fuck sight easier to sell a stereo than a car. Why the fuck should they care how expensive your step dad's car is? I don't.

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Read into that comment what you will.

Fanbois will do anything to try and deflect criticism from Apple onto MS? Even when the criticism is as ridiculous as "their glass doors are breakable" and MS has no relation to the story whatsoever?

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Twitter row goes to court, beak says man must cough £17,500

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Re: I still don't get the point of Twitter

As a general blogging service I agree, pointless. As a way for people in the public eye to communicate with their "fans" it's excellent. Some independent wrestling promotions in the UK make good use of it to drum up interest for upcoming events, for example.

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Tesla's Elon Musk v The New York Times, Round 2

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I know! Weird! It's like the charging infrastructure doesn't exist.

I wonder how it worked with petrol... Presumably all the petrol stations were losing money hand over fist before the petrol car was invented.

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Re: The vehicle was being test driven.

According to the article they were testing the charging infrastructure, not the car.

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Microsoft Surface Pro launch: It's easy to sell out of sod all stock

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Re: Wow you're witty

Didn't even bother to read the bit under the headline? Just had to come straight in here and spread your wisdom?

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