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Titsup Windows Phone 8 orders user to cram 'boot disc' in mobe

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Re: bygone code that is, at it's core, now unstable

Of course, all the old instructions that computers used to use are now unstable. We have new instructions for new code that are much more robust.

If you were to take a modern os, hack around with an image of it and try and run it there is no way you could reproduce this sort of problem.

When oh when will we get an answer to the problem of code degrading over time?

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Bob Dylan's new album is 'Copyright Extension Collection'

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Re: Seriously.

Me. Tedious nasal whining I do myself.

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@LarsG Usually the artist thought it was crap and didn't want to publish it.

I thought that was more a record company thing. An artist records something they think is good, not the same as their old stuff but pushing in a new direction. The record execs think the target demographic would be bigger if the songs were poppier, more radio friendly and more like the old stuff so tell the artist to produce something else...

Of course these days record companies don't have the control they used to have, but when they were the only way of getting your music out they had a lot more power.

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Samsung spaffs $3.9bn on chip factory in TEXAS

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Re: What is it going to cost

You live in Texas but pay tax in Korea?

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Wikipedia doesn't need your money - so why does it keep pestering you?

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Out of that entire article

that's the bit you choose to take issue with? It's just a bit of hyperbole and not central to the theme of the piece which is about wikimedia trying to guilt trip people into donating more money into it's already massive cash pile.

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Web devs gasp: HTML5 takes big step toward standardization

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Re: there is a single editor, at the moment employed by Google

Oh, right. That's fine then, Google would never try to further their own agenda in a situation like this.

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Re: HTML became a living standard

A living standard? What exactly does that mean? Because it sounds like it means it's not a standard at all, just a document listing what the current popular browsers are implementing. While quite useful in day to day coding that's not really what the standards process is about.

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Instagram back-pedals in face of user outrage

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Re: sheep-like bunch of fickle retards

So if you're not selling to humans, who are you going to market at?

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Swedish teens GO BERSERK in Instagram sex pic slut riot

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Re: There's a lesson in that

Surely that all depends on whether the alleged perpetrator was actually at the school that got surrounded. They could be in the rioting mob for all anyone knows.

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Siri: Can you make a Raspberry Pi open a garage door?

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@Shitpeas

Satire, thy name is Barry.

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Conmen DID use leaked info of sporty civil servants... to attack HMRC

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@Anna

What are you doing writing articles that aren't slagging off Apple? Have you forgotten your agenda?

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The Sons of Kahn and the assembly language of the internet

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Re: Are we going backwards in software development

Providing you're using a relatively up to date pc you could do a csv processor in Javascript in any modern browser. It'd run on a massive number of devices and have no ties to any particular manufacturer. Using a webkit browser would give you a pretty spiffy debugging environment as well.

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Microsoft notices Xbox gamers actually slack-jawed TV fans, adds 43 new apps

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Re: Smart tvs suck

Not bloody smart enough. I prefer a dumb tv with something clever plugged in to it. Or a number of clever things, even better!

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Re: Microsoft can't do anything very well

They seem to have shoe horned themselves into the console market pretty effectively. Remember how when Xbox 1 came out we all knew there was no way they'd make a go of it? Of course that's a dead market now. Except for the new Android console that's going to be awesome, obv...

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Re: Copycat? Not likely.

No, read the posts above, Microsoft have no ideas, they only copy Apple. It's just this time they did it first...

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That square QR barcode on the poster? Check it's not a sticker

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Re: using nutmeg as an hallucinogen.

I wouldn't recommend that, I believe hallucinogenic doses of nutmeg can also be harmful, even occasionally fatal. Tripping while suffering from palpitations, convulsions and nausea is probably not much fun. There are much less risky hallucinogens around if you must partake.

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Re: So all a hacker needs is some stickers

And access to the building! If the baddies are inside then dodgy QR codes may well be the least of your worries...

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I've got the 'fastest growing THINGY ever', boasts Google+ chief

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Re: Ads?

The real question is whether you're stopping Google getting the ad revenue or not. If they're tracking you, serving you targeted ads and you have something that stops them showing then they're still making money off you.

A better fix would be to stop them tracking you in the first place. To my mind all you're really doing is shutting your eyes and going "la la la, can't see you tracking me!"...

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Re: LOL, more misguided crap from idiotic writers

Most. Apt. Title. Ever.

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Re: Is this growth or just re-assignment?

If you believe that then you didn't read what he said carefully enough. If Google+ genuinely starts to be successful the tone of press releases will change and we'll get real numbers against real services. This is clearly just bluster.

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

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Re: Hackers would go after Windows phones...

>> If you're committed to fighting malware, why would you not ship your product with anti-malware tools installed and enabled by default? <<

Maybe because they tried that with their browser and it ended up not being worth it?

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Re: obsolete

Obsolete? you mean like all the Android phones stuck on 2.3 because the manufacturers can't be arsed to upgrade them? But I thought MS pushed OS updates to all win phones? So surely obsolete would be better used to describe Androids update system...

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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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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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