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1325 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Dear-ly beloved: Apple’s costly iPad Mini with Retina Display

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But, but, but you bought your parents an Android! Then you bought yourself an iPad!

You've obviously not been paying attention. One is good, the other one is evil. I'm not sure which is which mind, opinion on that seems to be divided, but check the comments on this or pretty much any article here, you're only allowed to like one!

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Macy's: Now with Apple's Minority Report ads system that TRACKS your iPHONE

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fanbois can opt out by turning off their phone's location services.

That's not opting out, that's disabling a useful feature of the device to stop it being used by anything. Clearly there is no opt out. You might as well say "fanbois can opt out by buying a samsung"....

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It's the games, STUPID: Sony makes 'about $18' on each PlayStation 4

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Re: You Sony employees are beyond pathetic.

And you MS shills are awesome!

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Whovians, your Doctor needs you: Take back the Day from One Direction

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Re: best album

Good grief! It's like listening to the conversation in a sixth form common room in the early eighties. Music didn't stop being good just because you gave up finding new stuff.

And how up yourself do you have to be to proclaim your favourite album is the best album ever?

Oh, hang on, I get it! This is just hilarious banter! I know, best album ever is Alphataurus by Alphataurus! (try it, just google "obscure prog rock" and pick one at random! Hillaire!)

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Getting it right on the second attempt: Sony Xperia Z1

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I nearly pulled the trigger on this phone

Do what?

I thought you meant "I nearly bought myself this phone" but then point 1 is about it being awkward to use for people with smaller hands than you. So what do you mean?

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Check out The Register's Google+ page

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I'm sure Google want to take Google+ beyond the Linux / Android geek-squad

They've kind of done that by grabbing all the gmail logins and youtube commenters. Of course that only makes those people "Active G+ users" in the marketing gumpf, but nevertheless news agencies will parrot it when "Google+ users outnumber facebook users"....

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I can't believe...

...that you're trying to force us all to use Google+! Subscription cancelled!!!!

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Linux backdoor squirts code into SSH to keep its badness buried

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Re: The malware in this story seems to be of a level way above the usual windows effort.

Actually I was totally taking the piss.

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Yeah!

Well put! It's not ike a little Linux vulnerability means anything. When the year of the linux desktop comes, then we'll have some real security!!!

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Re: The malware in this story seems to be of a level way above the usual windows effort.

Well it'd have to be, it infected a linux box and we all know they are secure by design!

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Pwn2Own crackers leave iOS and Samsung mobe security IN RUINS

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Reading the article would be your man here.

Really? I normally just wade straight into the comments.

Doesn't really adress my point, made so eloquently yet totally missed above, that Apple push udpates without using the Operators. So Apple can apply a fix, Google can fix Nexus devices, most others on Android using a manufacturer's version are stuck with the vulnerability. Do you get it now? Not sure how to make it any clearer...

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Re: It takes ages for the operators to put out an OTA update...

The original point was that operators are slow to put out OTA updates (it's there in the title). I mentioned that Apple push updates without using the operators so it's only Androids that suffer this. So why is everyone pointing out that they know iOS users that have chosen not to upgrade? The Android users haven't got that choice if the Operators don't push (providing they're not on a Nexus device for the rest of you smartarses.) That's the point, with iOS you have a choice that a lot on Android users don't. Not often I get to type that!!!

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Re: It takes ages for the operators to put out an OTA update...

iPhones are updated by Apple, and most devices are now on iOS7. If so then the problem of operators not updating surely only effects the Android phone in the report.

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SourceForge responds to GIMP grump with crowdsourcing caper

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re: Now if only the likes of M$, take note..

Why talk about a problem with $ourceForge (see what I did there?) when you can just make irrelevant points about your favourite baddy?

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Microsoft FAILS to encrypt data centre links despite NSA snooping

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Re: get over yourself, you're really not that interesting.

What the fuck are you on about?

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Re: So now we need VPN aware TOE for server-to-server

And your suggestion would be what? We should shut up and bend over?

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PlayStation daddy on new PS4: She's ALL 'PLAY', NO 'Station' this time

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Re: Genious!

You are!

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HUMANITY STUNNED - Apple Retina iPad Mini arrives. A solemn moment

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Re: so as to be able to run apps without need for change software.

Indeed, no need to change the software, just need a magnifying glass....

Besides which the software should already be able to run on different size displays. Pretending the screen is the same size as an iPad when it isn't is not a good solution, it's a bodge. Adaptive rendering ftw!

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Re: Nice display

That's fairly pointless on such a small screen, more like.

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Internet Explorer 11 for Win7 bods: Soz, no HTML5 fun for you

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Re: Well HTML 5 hasn't been ratified yet

It's a "living standard"!

So no.

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Google to web: SHUT YOUR MOUTH or Chrome 32 beta will do it for you

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So no support for google apps on Chrome 30 anymore then?

It's goose sauce, after all!

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Yet ANOTHER IE 0-day hole found: Malware-flingers already using it for drive-by badness

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Re: One day MS will include EMET as standard in Windows.

How is the brow beaten neighbour from "Keeping up Appearances" going to help?

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KRAKOOM! iPad Air EXPLODES in FIREBALL, terrified fanbois FLEE Apple store

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This respondent thought the article was slightly amusing, but knew the comments thread would be much funnier.

Thanks messele, you're a star!

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You might not like Jasper Hamill

but he certainly knows how to get the indignant fanboys posting!

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Re: Must be soul-destroying writing this guff day in, day out.

The article or your comment?

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Oooh! My NAUGHTY SKIRT keeps riding up! Hello, INTERNET EXPLORER

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Re: That is what is referred to

as a burn on you!

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MPs blast 'alarmingly weak' management of one-dole-to-rule-them-all

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eh?

Just random misogynistic bullshit or what?

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Google 'fesses up: Yup, we're KILLING OFF IE9 support for Gmail, Apps

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So when they say dropping support..

..do they mean "it'll render, if it fucks up it's your problem", "we're sniffing the user agent and directing you to the old 'static' html site, or "we're sniffing the user agent and just won't render"? Dropping support could mean any of these. For gmail, if it just directs you to the old html site what's the problem? It's perfectly functional.

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None of your Bezos: Jeff's wife gives one star to journo's Amazon tome

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Re: Bias

Couldn't give a shit? Massive Amazon reviews don't write themselves. It's clear she gives a massive shit. And why does a desire for a book to succeed equate to bias towards it's subject?

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Apple will FAIL in corporate land 'because IT managers hate iPads'

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Re: "Never say never again?"

Login to windows taking 30 minutes? The answer? Give everyone iPads. Really? No one thought to find out what the problem with the network was?

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follow @pbyrom

for more marketing messages....

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No, it's NOT Half-Life 3 – it's Valve's lean, mean STEAM MACHINE

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Re: I dont see that underpowered but consistant hardware specs is the benefit some say it is.

Compare the games released when the ZX spectrum first came out to things that were released at the end of it's popularity. Take a look at some first gen wii games then fire up Xenoblade Chronicles. There's clearly big gains in performance that can be made by having an intimate grasp of the precise hardware you're running on.

Doesn't necessarily beat the ability to run on increasingly powerful hardware though....

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Aussie bloke hacks way to top of music charts with MIDI-based tunes

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Re: Proof that I'm really cool..

...I can take a story about faking plays on Spotify and use it as an excuse to look down my nose at everyone.

My taste, like everything else in my life, is perfect.

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Digital deviants: The many MAD COMPUTERS of Doctor Who

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>> But then, when you're looking at stocking your data center with systems built by someone called the Shadow, who lives someplace called the Planet of Evil and who claims to be a servant of the Black Guardian, maybe you should get a second quote. <<

We did, we tried Microsoft, Google and Sony. So we went with "the Shadow from the Planet of Evil" because at least he was upfront about it.

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iPad Air not very hot: Apple fanbois SHUN London fondleslab launch

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You forgot

Butthurt fanbois posting snarky comments: check

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face down in a pool of your own bitterness.

Aww, didn't anyone queue for the latest device from your favourite manufacturer?

But yeah, Hamill is the one with all the bitterness....

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Apple Store workers' inner journey revealed

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Indeed. Now if only we could work out why Google don't....

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Dark matter: Good news, everyone! We've found ... NOTHING AT ALL

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@ Destroy all monsters

>> Unfortunately it resides in crank universe and it firmly intends to stay there. <<

>> I won't even mention websites promoting it that look like something out of geocities. <<

Ah, this would be the name calling and style criticising bit of the "scientific debate". Good to see so many upvotes for this fantastic bit of reasoning.....

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Re: but HOW did he create the Universe eh?

I believe he made a massive bang....

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Virgin Media only puts limited limits on its Unlimited service

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Re: Re: What a bunch... Cheers, Jamie. :-)

FFS, get a room! We've got bitching to do!!!

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Apple CEO Tim Cook v Microsoft's Ballmer: Seconds out, round two!

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Re: iOS7 is the single worst set of UX changes I have ever ever seen.

So you've not seen Windows 8?

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Free upgrade

with every massively overpriced device!

IMHO they should ban the use of "free" in advertising when meaning "at no extra cost"!

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LinkedIn: Obviously biz people DON'T use MS Exchange servers. REALLY?

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Re: What am I missing here?

As far as I can tell the outlook social connector is something to integrate LinkedIn to your Outlook contact list. The article is about an iPhone app that doesn't talk to Outlook. Can you spot the difference?

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What am I missing here?

The fact they're talking about an iPhone app?

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Re: but will at some point soon

From the article: But the company declined to "put a timeline on it".

That says "soon" to you? Are you a project manager?

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Wozniak: Please, whatever you do, DON'T buy me an iPad Air

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Re: I'm more of a USB stick and cable to tablet fan, it's not that big of a deal.

Spooky! He lives on!

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Re: meh

Because carrying around 6 ipads would be awkward?

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Surface 2 and iPad Air: Prepare to meet YOUR DOOM under a 'Landfill Android' AVALANCHE

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Re: At least get your facts straight

Yeah, the thing is half of those folks have i devices.

If the only people who know how to copy mp3s without iTunes are register readers it's not really comparable to the experience on android or windows devices.

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Chrome for the slurp-weary: Cookie-binning Aviator browser arrives

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Re: Why is Java even enabled by default?

Well, going by the second paragraph of the article, it's "enabled" because it's "click to play" (so doesn't run until you say so). Surely more convenient than having to find the "enable java" setting, and more granular (only runs on the page you click, not all the tabs that are open).

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