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* Posts by sabroni

1154 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Comet staff should be for life, not just for Christmas

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Be interesting to see how many seniors fall on their swords for this...

I'm guessing none.

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In the loop: how Halo defined a new decade of first-person shooters

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Re: but never was it always thus.

Downvoted! Awesome! Still, never was it always thus I guess...

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FAIL

but never was it always thus.

What terrible grammar.

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

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Re: How is this different from any other large company.

It's not, and I never claimed it was. I'm not the deluded internet shill going on about how "good" people are giving their hearts and minds to Google. I'm saying that Google don't do things for the benefit of humanity, they are the same as any other large company.

Is that clear now?

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Re: Winning the hearts and minds of good people all over the world.

No, they're not. They're winning the hearts and minds of those stupid enough to give their hearts and minds to a mega advertising corporation. Google really don't give a fuck as long as the cash keeps coming in, believe it or not...

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Ten... Apple iPad Mini alternatives

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no way it deserves a score of 70%

I'm confused. Does a "dimention of functionality no other tablet has" make it better than 70% or worse?

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Shit apple pad mini?

Well it got a good review on here so it can't be that shit!

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Apple iPad Mini 8in tablet review

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I'm outraged!

This article was just a puff piece designed to OUTRAGE sensible Android users and drive us into a posting FRENZY! How STUPID do you think WE are? Like we're going to KEEP falling for that, no matter how often you do it!!!!

APPLE SUX!!!!

(disclaimer: I haven't actually used an ipad mini, nexus 7 or any small form factor tablet.)

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Naughty-step Apple buries court-ordered apology with JavaScript

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Re: rags like The Register

Burn the heretic!

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The Register's iPhone app gets a makeover

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Re: We have an offline reader in the works for our mobile version.

Tidy!

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Re: However, enough readers want the apps experience for us to take notice.

And if enough readers want you to stick your head down the toilet?

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Re: Not offensive

Indeed, looking at the picture on the ad it looks just like m.theregister.com. Surely it would make more sense to add an offline mode to the mobile site (using localStorage, supported by iPhones, iPads, Androids and even Blackberries and coming to more devices all the time) rather than build a locked down iOS only version. Or is the fact it looks like the mobile site because it is the mobile site wrapped up by phoneGap (or whatever it is they're called now)? If so releasing an Android version would be a piece of piss...

What is it with phone owners wanting "apps" that do exactly what websites do?

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Free Android apps often secretly make calls, use the camera

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Re: Why not just check permissions before installing

Yeah that's what I do. That's why I've not installed a single new app this year.

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Samsung states sales date for Galaxy S III Mini

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I love Google!

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Hackers deface 'sinful' French Euromillions site

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Re: We pussy foot around them, pander to them and then let them shit on us.

Ok Jim, if you're actually want a reasonable debate, can you qualify the statements I originally had an issue with? What exactly do you mean by "We pussy foot around them, pander to them and then let them shit on us."?

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@toadwarrior

Don't be a dick. The sentence "We pussy foot around them, pander to them and then let them shit on us." is obviously not about the defacement of the lottery website, it's a comment on "us" meaning the west, and "them" meaning Muslims. My reply was to that statement, not a comment about the subject of the article.

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We pussy foot around them, pander to them and then let them shit on us.

Who invades who exactly? Are there unmanned drones shooting our civilians? Any western states you can think of that have been invaded by muslims for their natural resources?

You need to get a bit of fucking perspective.

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Lenovo tops China's smartphone market in just six months

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It's register.co.uk

so why have you converted the chinese amounts to USD? There's no picture of Liz on those bits of paper....

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Surface RT: Freedom luvin' app-huggers beware

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Re:Think I'll stick with what I've got.

a tiny attention span?

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Yahoo! will! ignore! 'Do! Not! Track!' from! IE10!

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Force the user to pick

They should put up a message with no default, make the user choose one or the other. That would definitely be consent, whatever was chosen.

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Android, heal thyself

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Re: Latest Android may be secure

The podcast is about how security was bodged in initial releases and is better in newer versions. The fact phones running old versions don't stop running is irrelevant, they are insecure compared to phones running later versions.

It's difficult to seriously argue that phones that don't get updates are better than ones that do...

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Windows 8 unleashed! Midnight launch for world+dog

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Re: He was suggesting a toggle button to do it all at once.

Well maybe if he had your command of language I'd have understood what he was on about... I got sidetracked by the massive winge...

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Re: If you just fixed the problem without reconfiguring the machine it'd take a lot less time

Tell them to take it back to the shop. Job done.

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Someone please tell me why MS never included an EXPERT / NOVICE toggle button in the windows UI?!

I can't believe the massive number of upvotes for the guy who's first impulse when asked to help someone with a pc is configure the whole machine exactly like his work pc. Your gran doesn't need hidden files to show, or file extents or most of the other stuff you're moaning about. If you just fixed the problem without reconfiguring the machine it'd take a lot less time...

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Re: In before

Optimism? Are you new here?

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Samsung ships two smartphones for every one Apple sells

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Re: The headline...

Unfortunately the headline uses "ships" for one and "sells" for the other, despite the article using shipped figures for both.

(The fails for the headline, not the comments!)

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Samsung's success is cannibalising the Android market

Eh? They're android phones, they are the Android market, they're not "cannibalising" it. That statement makes no sense.

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Surface tablet's touch cover is ZX81 REBORN

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Pendant alert

>>start a swipe off the screen, a technique pioneered on the BlackBerry Playbook<<

I first experienced this on the Palm Pre 2, where the black area under the screen is touch enabled, swipe up to minimise, swipe left and right to switch between minimised apps or views in the current app. It's a great idea because developers can't fuss it like they can a touch area with display underneath...

Foolishly HP dropped this for the touchpad though, making minimising an app and scrolling the page impossible to differentiate, yet another stupid HP tablet decision...

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iPad Mini: Why is Apple SO SCARED of the Kindle?

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Re: @Phyx - have you actually looked at them?

Upvoted for civility!

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Re: The usual rabid anti-Apple click bait from Ms Leach

Seems to have worked....

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I just LOVE Server 2012, but count me out on Windows 8 for now

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Re: And there won't be a scroll wheel on a windows 8 tablet device

but we're talking about windows on the desktop where nearly all users have a scroll wheel and horizontal scrolling is unintuitive, the point you originally argued with. Still, why keep quiet and let people think you might be an idiot when you can carry on and prove it.....

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Re: AceRimmer

There's not many people using a mouse scroll wheel on iphones or android devices. Isn't that why horizontal scrolling on Windows 8 is unintuitive?

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Kindle Touch bites the dust

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re: Colin Miller

perfect timing:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/oct/22/amazon-wipes-customers-kindle-deletes-account

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Resident Evil 6 game review

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You can't move and shoot in RE4, it introduced being able to aim at what you shoot at but it kept you stationary. That's crucial to the game, you can run or you can stand and fight but no doing both. In the games before that you automatically pointed at the nearest enemy when you brought up your gun and could only aim up or down.

IMHO this makes RE4, it would be easier if you could move and shoot but not better.

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BBC Watchdog crew sink teeth into dodgy PC repair shops

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Re: The Real Issue

Yeah!! I also know about some stuff. It's really irritating when the BBC waste license payers money investigating stuff that I already know! Bunch of idiots!!

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Pandora boss urges 85% pay cut for musicians

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Re: The music is just an advert

Yeah, it's the same with paintings, the real products they're selling are canvas and pigments. Or sculpture, just an attempt to sell you a big block of marble with bits chopped off....

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Re: whom Orlowski is always seem to be quick to defend

YES INDEED orlowski is definitely IN THE POCKET of BIG BUSINESS! And PANDORA is exactly the same as REGULAR RADIO!

You're right, random capitals do make it MORE TRUE!!!

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Argos flyer confirms incoming 32GB Nexus 7

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Re: SD card slot

Please don't feed the Google Shill....

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Re: Thats all good but...

Jesus! How can you people be interested in something I'm not interested in! SORT YOURSELVES OUT!!!!

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Re: Ainol Fire

Fnarr!!!

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Theresa May gets a smile out of Gary McKinnon at last

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Human rights act

People who complain about the human rights act should give up all of their own rights first. Have the courage of your convictions (or stfu...)

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Free games for all after EA discount code goes viral

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Client side validation?

They surely got exactly what they deserved...

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Woz labels Apple 'arrogant' over iPhone size inadequacy

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Downvoted, cos though I agree with your post the last sentence was too tempting to resist!!!

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Metric versus imperial: Reg readers weigh in

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Just because it's easier

doesn't mean it's better.

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UK.gov tries to close site giving home addresses of badger cull figures

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because, experts claim, the animals spread tuberculosis among cattle.

You need a "some" in front of "experts claim".

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40,000 sign petition to oust Rep. Paul 'pit of hell' Broun

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Hey, interesting responses from everyone!

My original post was specifically about the big bang theory, it's description as solid science and how I felt that was dubious. The observation that everything seems to be flying out from a central point is possibly explained by a big bang, but it's really just a best guess and says nothing about what was there before the bang. I'm not slagging off the theory but it doesn't seem to really answer "where did everything come from?" and I'm not sure we'll ever have the capability to definitively answer that. As such it seems perfectly fair to say it's just the creation myth without the creator.

However, I don't see religion as the biggest problem for civilisation, it's human nature that twists organised religion into a means of oppression. As a child I found the Bible (New testament, I went to a C of E primary school) to basically be about how you should be nice to people, think of others before yourself, etc. All admirable stuff that should make the world a better place. That people can twist that sort of message into an excuse for war is a ridiculous but unfortunate reality.

A few people said that Buddhism isn't really a religion. To me it's more like the only real (major) religion, specifically because it has a set of techniques that you can use to investigate reality yourself. I think "real" religion is about the nature of reality and consciousness, not about taking a set of rules and following them. This philosophical tradition actually exists in some old schools of Christianity and doubtless in the other major religions as well.

To me there is a whiff of fundamentalism to the current trend to be anti-religion and pro-science that has all the bad attributes of religious fundamentalism. However, the comments in this thread have all been very civil, which is refreshing! As long as we can discuss these things reasonably there's a good chance we can all get along! If we all agreed with each other on everything it'd be a pretty boring forum!

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@Flocke Kroes: Religious truth depends on faith

Not strictly true. Religions like Buddhism have techniques that you can use to investigate the truth. Obviously those experiments involve consciousness so aren't easily documented or monitored, but that doesn't make them invalid, just tricky.

And maybe scientists answer "Do you believe in science" with "No" but among the general population in the UK the answer is often "Yes". It may be unpalatable but in our society science is just another religion to a lot of people.

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Re: AC 8:31

But what you're not doing is adding any scientific value. It's a guess. That's not science.

And if you think getting rid of religion will stop the state trying to tell you what to do you're incredibly naive. Religion is often used as an excuse for oppression, but getting rid of religion won't make people behave any better to each other.

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The big bang is solid science?

Um, I think you'll find it's the classic creation myth with the creator removed. "Oh everything just came into being for a reason we don't know" doesn't seem much better than "oh everything just came into being because God said so". And with the maths only holding up when 95% of the universe is undetectable, it seems far removed from solid science.

(Sorry if that offends anyone's belief system.)

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Assange chums must cough up £93,500 bail over embassy lurk

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Re: What does that make us humans to be?

Crap at sentence construction?

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