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Apple vows to squash iMessage SMS-KILLER

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Re: Bin it off

Do what?

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Oculus boss: True virtual reality is 'a decade or two' away

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Does this requirement come from the NSA?

No, I believe it comes from the requirement to simulate focal depth. You can't focus your eyes on things in the "distance" with current stereoscopic 3d and to simulate that they need to know where your eyes are pointing.

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Shockwave shocker: Plugin includes un-patched version of Flash

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Active X could also be killed off in Internet Explorer by tampering with the Registry.

Or, if you run 9 or over, you could turn on ActiveX filtering, disables by default but can enable on a site-by-site basis.

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Redmond slow to fix IE 8 zero day, says 'harden up' while U wait

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Re: @ jake

Jesus, could you patronise that up a bit for me?

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Microsoft walks into a bar. China screams: 'Eww is that Windows 8? GET OUT OF HERE'

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Re: It has also attempted to lock users into a walled garden, among other issues.

Well, with a comprehensive list of clear problems like that you've certainly shown me a thing or two. Well actually one thing, which doesn't really bear any examination once you realise the "walled garden" allows you to install all the apps you used to run on 7...

But "playskool UI", now that hurts.

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Re: How on earth did MS go from something as good as W7 to the CRAP of W8?

it's easy. They changed the start menu. That's it. Every single moan on here boils down to "I didn't want them to change the start screen". And while a load of nerds bitch about how unusable it is and how it's TOTALLY CRAP those of us running it just click on the desktop tile and use it like 7.

Seriously, it's not that big of a deal. Install a start button replacement if you must, but if you dislike change that much then you're probably in the wrong business....

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MacBook Air 13-inch: If you squint hard enough, you'll see a lesser-spotted Apple Price Cut

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Re: my brain can't quite get to grips with...

I'm just taking the piss. "Can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there" is the tiresome freetard response to pretty much any hardware related story on here.

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Re: So all your first posts should just be blatantly disregarded.....

Sorry, did I touch a nerve?

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Re: Just got one, very happy

So happy you just had to sign up just to tell us. With a few more posts under your belt your glowing endorsement would carry a bit more weight.

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But surely the most important question has to be...

...can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there?

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EBay, you keep using the word 'SECURITY'. I do not think it means what you think it means

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That's known as Schrödinger's anger.

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More chance you came a cropper on a UK road than bought a Chromebook this year

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Chromebooks are great!

Because you can wipe them and put a PROPER linux on there!!!!!!

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Rival BT sics ad watchdog on EE: ASA growls at 'most reliable broadband' claim

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at least 200 of them work in the same office as me...

They do tend to put all the stupid ones together....

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No such luck: Apple, Samsung say peace talks are off – way off

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Re: Apple, how dare you do such a thing.

Indeed. Poor Xerox.

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Motorola Moto E: Brill budget blower with one bothersome blunder

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Re: Probably because it's a little daft?

Yeah, stupid hearing impaired people. Why should they get to communicate in the way they choose? Surely anyone who can sign can write, it's not like they teach signing to kids. They should use texting and be grateful they're allowed to do that!!

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FSF slams Mozilla for 'shocking' Firefox DRM ankle-grab

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Re: If it's part of HTML5

then why wouldn't they? Are they a standards compliant browser or not?

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Activist investors try forcing Google to pay more taxes

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Re: Interesting

Right on cue.

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Sony bosses will return bonuses as firm preps for BILLIONS in losses

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Re: All in all, it's not really comparable to a Western business 'integrity' maneuver.

Isn't that because it's not a "maneuver" at all? Whether it's cultural or to do with integrity they don't feel they can accept the bonus. Your talk about law is pretty disingenuous, it's perfectly legal to not pay a bonus which could just as easily happen in the west.

"It's a pretty small price for the Sony execs to pay though" So why don't we ever see this sort of thing over here then?

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Seriously?

No one commenting on the actual contents of the article then? The top execs at Sony are returning their bonuses because the company is doing poorly.

I think that demonstrates integrity far beyond any I've ever seen from corporate management in the west. I don't see why you'd choose this article to comment on firmware upgrades or lousy software.

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Linux distros fix kernel terminal root-hole bug

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Re: Never mind the facts!

Let's fill this page with MS hate then we can all pretend this Linux vulnerability never happened.

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Botched SAP billing system helps Npower reach No 1 on gripes list

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Upvote!

for "shower of bollock-jugglers"!

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Nintendo says sorry, but there will be NO gay marriage in Tomodachi Life ... EVER

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Re: The natural environment for children is to have a male and female parent.

The natural environment for children is outside. Don't hear you railing against houses.

It's much more important for children to have a loving home environment, one loving mother or two loving dads is better than a male and female parent who hate each other and fight all the time.

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re: I'm trying to imagine such a game...

I bet you are. Looks good, yeah?

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re: the last thing most parents would want...

... is little timmy asking why ryu and ken are kissing like mummy and daddy do

Well maybe most parents (citation needed) should stop being so uptight and just explain that ryu and ken love each other just like mummy and daddy do and that's why they're kissing. Seems pretty straightforward to me.

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You are so right!

Likewise if you play COD, stop wasting time in front of the computer and get into the real world and start slaughtering! All you tetris fans, start destroying real walls! All you pacman heads, take pills and eat ghosts in real life.

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ZTE Open C, the Firefox OS mobe you'll almost want, now on eBay

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What you mean is..

...Can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there!!

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Atom, GitHub's code editor based on web tech, goes open source

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Re: when editors made in C/C++ are available that can even be used on ancient hardwares.

If this used web technologies properly the answer to your "why would anyone use this" question would be "because it runs on any platform that has a modern browser on".

As this comes bundled in an OS specific executable I'm forced to agree with you, a C/C++ implementation would've been more efficient. Not so easy to bolt in all the new js frameworks that a text editor so obviously needs though....

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Re: the source is available

I know.

The obvious point I was making was that these are all web technologies so should really run on any modern "standards compliant" browser. Where's the advantage is taking all these "run anywhere" components and bundling them into an OS X specific executable? How much extra effort went into bundling them that could have been spent delivering a genuine cross platform app?

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html, css, javascript

Wrapped up in a OS X only executable. Way to miss the point!

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Potato in SPAAAAACE: LOHAN chap cooks up stratospud with Heston Blumenthal

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Well....

I for one welcome our new starch based, cosmic ray enhanced, creamy mash overlords!

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Tesco to tout its own smartphone – now THAT'S an unexpected item in the bagging area

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Re: Never mind that!

Can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there?

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Titsup UK Border IT causes CHAOS at air and seaports in Blighty

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Re: There may have been chaos at the borders

Ooh, starting a sentence with "But, ", doesn't look exactly like cutting edge grammar to me. You can debate whether starting a sentence with but is ok, but you certainly don't need a comma after it.

Hoisted by your own leotard!

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The quid-a-day nosh challenge: Anyone fancy this fungus I found?

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Try the chinese supermarket if you can..

.. I use Wai Yee Hong's in Bristol (near Ikea) and they do packet noodles for 25p but with powdered seasoning, separate chilli sachet, sachet of soy sauce, little sachet of dried onions and a sachet of flavouring oil. Loads more flavoursome than Adsa ones and lots more flavours to choose from.

Does the recipe above (noodles in cup-a-soup) remind anyone else of the lifestyle recipe tips from Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun?

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Amazon veep: We tweak our cloud code every 16 seconds – and you?

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The Amazon cloud tweaks its software every 16 seconds

And that's supposed to be good why exactly? Are they finding bugs at nearly 4 a minute or are they just faffing around with stuff that already works? Or does "tweaks" mean insignificant changes?

Yet more MS style "Big list of stuff = best product" thinking.

There were no posts here when I composed this, honest! I didn't consciously copy Ken!

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Top tip, power users – upgrading Ubuntu may knacker your Linux PC

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Yeah fucking Microsoft! Bunch of twats.

Sorry, what was the article about again?

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Trolls and victims watch Supremes for definition of meaningless patents

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Re: therefore should follow English practice as laid out in the OECD.

Which clearly states you should use the name "Supremes" when talking about the US Supreme Court!

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Dell charges £5 to switch on power-saving for new PCs (it takes 5 clicks)

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Re: Out of interest, why did you install OpenSSL on a Windows box?

Wanted to bleat about windows being insecure so had to install something open source on it?

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OnePlus One equals 'killer' new mobe running CyanogenMod

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Like, oh, 95% of the people on the planet

I assume that 95% of the people on the planet agree with me, though of course I have nothing to back that statement up.

If manufacturers have stopped supporting sd card in their phones it MUST be because people don't want them. The fact manufacturers can add a ludicrous markup to the same model with a bit more internal storage can't have anything to do with it.

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OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs

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Re: toptenreviews.com

Doesn't look like toptenreviews.com has very good reviews though: http://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.toptenreviews.com

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Reg gets sneak peek of Getac's chunky TOUGH AS NAILS 8.1-incher

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Re: will it last longer than 5 android tables in cheap waterproof cases?

wikipedia says of MIL-STD-810G:

MIL-STD-810 addresses a broad range of environmental conditions that include: low pressure for altitude testing; exposure to high and low temperatures plus temperature shock (both operating and in storage); rain (including wind blown and freezing rain); humidity, fungus, salt fog for rust testing; sand and dust exposure; explosive atmosphere; leakage; acceleration; shock and transport shock; gunfire vibration; and random vibration.

Sounds more durable than 5 waterproof cases.

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Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'

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Still got no proper depth of field

Until you can actually focus at different distances it'll only be an illusion of 3d. I believe that tech to enable real 3d is being worked on, but it's a lot trickier than just adjusting the angle of the lenticular dodad.

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Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?

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Re: because DBAs insist on people doing CRUD operations via stored procs...

... because the DB they are using is shit at parsing SQL on the hoof.

Isn't it because there's no risk of sql injection if you don't "parse SQL on the hoof"?

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Chrome makes new password grab in version 34

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Re: OK to break W3C HTML5

It's a "living standard". Once Google push this to all the Chrome desktop users it IS the standard!

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The gift of Grace: COBOL's odyssey from Vietnam to the Square Mile

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Re: COBOL and Reverse Polish notation (not really!)

That's only pants because it's not:

DIVIDE cake INTO 8 GIVING slices

If you can read that you can understand it. I think that's how computer languages should work, let the compiler/interpreter take care of converting it to machine, I want something I can read!

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Apple execs: 'Consumers want what we don't have'

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Re: it's the only segment of the market making money!!

Really? Thank fuck for all those altruistic companies that make cheaper handsets because they love us!

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Little pink handjob: Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact

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Re: But can I wipe it..

Thanks, but I was being facetious. "Can I put a proper linux on it" is the tiresome standard freetard response to any article about a new computer of some kind.

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But can I wipe it..

...and put a Proper Linux on there!?!?!?!

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OkCupid falls out of love with 'anti-gay' Firefox, tells people to see other browsers

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Re: agreed

I love a site that still moves and has menus that open even though no JS is running. You know whoever's behind it has a good understanding of web technology.

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Dear Reg: What is a 'Lag' and a 'Jacksey'?

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It's the Register.

You can type the word fuck, or twat! No need to be coy.

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