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1290 posts • joined 11 May 2007

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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LibreOffice 4.0 ships with new features, better looks

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Re: The more MS pushes people to rent their software

No, I can come up with plenty of counter arguments thanks. I was merely pointing out that while car leasing is successful that doesn't really bear any relevance on the discussion. If the fact cheese gets eaten negates this argument please feel free to substitute any of the other things that aren't normally leased for the cheese. There are plenty to pick from. Everything except cars really.....

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Re: The more MS pushes people to rent their software

No, like how unpopular cheese leasing is.

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Eyes in the sky: UK.gov's CCTV code to IGNORE MILLIONS of cameras

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We despise you too, if it helps....

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Why you need a home lab to keep your job

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Re: I'm going to laugh at all of you....

COMMUNIST!!!!!!

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Re: it is, to them, a hobby

Alternatively they could just be sad losers with no friends and nothing better to do than "start their own company". Such poor social skills they're unemployable more like.....

Icon just for buffoons who can't spot a piss take...

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Re: it is, to them, a hobby

Well then they obviously weren't bullied enough at school.

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I am so lucky.

My boss regularly expects me to use new technology, and only supplies books not training courses to get me up to speed. But then, being given something to actually do with new tech. is massively more useful than a course.

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3 Brits banged up for £300k VAT scam

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Re: We're all in it together

You are so wrong! Starbuck's have said they will pay 20 million quid in tax over the next 2 years. This "pay what you think is reasonable" approach will then be rolled out to all of us, presumably....

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GNOME project picks JavaScript as sole app dev language

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Re: basic elementary knowledge of how assembly > compiled > interpreted > script performance wise

Ah, the true Scotsman argument. If you're a GOOD engineer you'll agree with me. If you disagree with me you must be a poor engineer.

prick.

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Re: one of the very worse languages ever invested

By that logic, and given the way you slaughter English, then English must be a shit language as well..

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Re: Being closed-minded when it comes to tools is not a feature; it's a bug.

This!!!

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Re: @sabroni: You probably can't afford me anyway.

Wow. You are so cool!

I take it all back, my years in the industry are obviously less relevant than yours and I work 9 to 5 so I can't be very good at my job. My experience with Javascript is obviously trumped by the fact you know it's beneath you. I am so, so sorry that I had the temerity to question your post and, worse, to have a different opinion.

Please forgive me jake.

please....

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Re: I love programmer snobbery.

It's sounds like snobbery, it looks down it's nose like snobbery. My guess is it's snobbery. Or maybe just bad interpersonal skills and arrogance...

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Re: For goodness' sake

It is telling. It tells that with an open mind there are a fair few excellent features in javascript. Read "JavaScript: The Good Parts". It doesn't sugar the pill, there's quite a bit about the downright stupid features as well, but it makes it clear that with a little discipline it's possible to write things in javascript that are concise, readable and very powerful.

There are a lot of bad programmers. Currently a lot of them are working in javascript. That says nothing about the quality of the language, it just says where the money is.

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Re: not just ".localstorage"

If you think that's the only way to get at the file system in javascript you should do some research before posting.

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Bring out your dead: Reg readers reveal filthy, filthy PCs...

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Re: That picture of the black keyboard.....

I think that says more about you than it does about the keyboard...

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How to destroy a brand-new Samsung laptop: Boot Linux on it

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Re: how many Windows users with no intention of changing ask Linux users what hardware to buy

is it 3 or 4?

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Re: There is a simple fix

Bet Samsung're shitting it! The thought of losing 3 or 4 purchases....

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Re: Schadenfreude

Downvoter humour fail!

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Wii-U boat torpedoes Nintendo's '¥20bn profit' into ¥20bn loss

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arse paddled when Kinect came out!

How out of touch with reality are you? Kinect is a massive failure and compared to the Wii has made absolutely no impression on the general public. Everyone knows what wii tennis is, most people have no idea what Kinect is. The idea that Kinect paddled anyone's arse is ludicrous, it's no more popular than that PS3 lollipop thing. Spend some time on planet earth, xyz....

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Re: Nintendo's problem has always been poor 3rd party games

Shovelware, indicating which platform is the most successful since the PSone.

If Wii U ends up with a catalogue full of shovelware it'll be because it has the largest installed base. The thing you say will be it's downfall will actually be an indicator of it's success.

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Re: I own one!

It's good to know that people who have one are enjoying it. Don't think it'll help sales though....

But I was a fan of the N64 (though PSone was supposedly better) and the GameCube (though ps2 was supposedly better) and I love my wii (apparently there are no games for it! My collection must be all in my head) so I don't really care if the WiiU is a big success, it just needs to be successful enough to allow Nintendo to carry on making games.

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>>"It is Nintendo’s first console for 16 years to play host to a Mario game written specifically for it"

First Nintendo console to launch with a Mario game written specifically for it maybe <<

No, the quote from the article is just ridiculous, all Mario games are written for a specific piece of hardware. TBH, if the author of the article really thinks this then you may as well stop reading, they don't know shit.

And Enjibenji, there's a game called mario 64 you might be interested in....

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Is your Surface Pro a bit full? Slot in an SD card, it's not from Apple

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Re: must cough a minimum £639, maybe £739.

@Mystic Megabyte: It's called a rhetorical question.

@Steve: it's not easier to back up a device, sell it, buy a new one and restore than it is to slot in a bigger SD card. This discussion isn't really about what's possible, it's about what's convenient. Isn't convenience supposed to be the great thing about Apple devices?

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Re: Are you for real

I am seriously for real!

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Re: well, err

Dealing with removable media isn't a new problem. If android isn't robust enough to deal with an sd card popping out then it needs fixing. And i don't mean by removing the card slot!

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Re: Just buy a new one!

Or, if you've got an sd card slot just get a bigger card. But we're defending Apple here, no need to contemplate the possibility that a feature missing from iDevices could be useful.

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Re: must cough a minimum £639, maybe £739.

Sell the old one, buy a new one, copy all your stuff over. Easy! Or is there a tiny flaw in this plan...

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Re: There are these things called...

Of course! Whenever i run out of memory on a device i look on amazon for a camera adaptor! C'mon people, that's gotta be better than using an "sd card" in a "slot"!

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Google donates 15,000 Raspberry Pis to UK schools

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Re: An existing PC running Scratch under Windows or Linux is an even cheaper way to learn to code.

Yes, if you remove the cost of the hardware then it's incredibly cheap to use an existing pc.

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@Ian Johnston, 9:14

>> this is what happens when well meaning technical types try to guess what's needed for education. <<

As opposed to technically illiterate and totally out of date teachers trying to guess what technology is needed for education?

Maybe, both groups need to work together. Sniping about it won't help. Pis are a cheap affordable way to learn to code, if teacher's have better ideas about getting kids coding they need to express them, not dis this attempt to help.

And I hate Google! But they didn't have to do this, so fair play to them.

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PayPal plugs SQL injection hole, tosses $3k to bug-hunter

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Re: what do you expect

Or Candy Mafia! 4 Thai girls in a pop group!

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So: 6,500 Win 8 laptops later, how are BT's field engineers coping?

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But it's no better than 7

The original argument against 8 was that it was worse than 7. I think the fact that it's being used in the real world without all the massive difficulties that the gui is supposed to cause is interesting.

And who uses windows 7 on a touch screen device? Anyone with real experience of that? Is it as good as 8 on touch?

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Yay for iOS 6.1, grey Wi-Fi iPhone bug is fix- AWW, SNAP

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Re: mean spirited dicks who just like to be negative.

Welcome to the UK.

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Zuck on it, Google: 'Public' Facebook events are dead to you

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Re: Yawn

YOU ARE SO COOL!

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Tiny tech ZigBee harnesses puny power of the press

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Re: Pot, kettle, etc...

Sounds like a win-win to me....

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Re: Pot, kettle, etc...

You accuse the press release of Gobbledygook but use the word "leverage" instead of "use"?

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China may axe 13-year console ban, games OK for kids after all

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Re: What's the difference...

...about 30 quid.

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Oh, those crazy Frenchies: Facebook faces family photo tax in France

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Re: FaceBook has chosen to not be unavailable in your country

so what's the problem?

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iPhone hangs on in US, Japan, but EVERYONE ELSE bought an Android

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Re: How many times have we heard that Surface was selling really well

I haven't heard that once. Did you read that on here? Any links you want to share? The impression I got was that both surface and WinPho8 were struggling for sales despite a massive advertising spend.

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re: The folk that genuinely believe Google is evil

There's a difference between seeing mountain view for the profit driven privacy invaders that they obviously are, and thinking they are evil. They're not evil, just greedy.

But I am glad there are versions of Android around that don't talk to mountain view. Maybe I'll be able to switch on my phone's GPS without it sharing "anonymous" data with them....

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Megaupload outed file-sharers to Feds months before Dotcom raid

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Re: all the comments

what a bunch of whining pussies. Came on here expecting your political views to be endorsed and got a little disappointed?

The register will take the piss out of anyone it likes. If you don't like that then please come into the comments section and moan like a bunch of entitled teenagers until the world changes to make you happy. If you could hold your breath while you wait that'd be super!

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Fucking hell, Taxi's eh!

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Re: I'm not sure why El Reg is on a vendetta against Kim Dotcom

It's simple, here's the official register vendetta list:

Apple

Google

MS

Windows Users

Apple OS users

iPhone users

Android users

Linux Users

Freetards

Paytards

Sexy ladies

Kim Dotcom

They are all victims of the horrible register with it's slightly sarcastic tone. Sorry, when I say slightly sarcastic tone I mean EVIL VENDETTA.

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This week's BBC MELTDOWN: Savile puppet haunts kids' TV

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Re: BBC lefites

Awesome posting! "not watched TV for ten years". That is priceless stuff! You're not selling satellite tv are you?

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