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* Posts by John 158

18 posts • joined 24 Jul 2009

iOS 4.2: An 'ace' for iPad, a 'meh' for iPhone

John 158
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Re: Repeating Alarms Fixed?

Yes

And the alleged fix didn't work for me, however the update to 4.2.1 did fix it, I was very suprised this morning, as I had become used to turning it off when I walked into the office.

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Apple yanks Snow Leopard Server 10.6.5 update

John 158
Jobs Horns

Why even have a Mac server

Who in their right mind buys a Mac server, the only reason to buy a mac is because it looks pretty and the weird perception the overly cluttered ui is easy.

So why buy an overpriced box you can't see and doesn't need a gui in its day to day tasks?

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Microsoft holds Androids hostage in open source wars

John 158
Jobs Horns

iOS is not free

iOS is not free, to think so is to be fooled by apple's cloak and dagger pricing model.

The costs of the original iOS and almost certainly the upgrades are inbuilt into the overpriced cost of the phone itself.

Add to that the willingness to lock yourself into the apple eco-system and thus give apple a cut of every app you buy, and being encouraged to further lock yourself in, by buying apples other physical products, in order to get that extra piece of functionality.

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Oracle forms new 'axis of evil' against open source, claims Adobe

John 158
WTF?

This is more about business than open source

Isn't it weird that Adobes non open source products are in competition with Java Applets/JavaFX. Yet they spout this nonsense

This is just them trying to grab new customers that use free development tools with a free 'player', by implying (incorrectly) that what your doing might not be free in a few years time, and won't be supported.

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Iran unveils 'robot bomber'

John 158
Grenade

Religious Nutcases shouldn't use science

If you have religious assertions about an omnipotent god then why would you need weapons, Its a bit like an atheist needing to pray that his appendix won't burst, i.e. completely redundant.

The same logic goes for religious nutcase countries such as the US/UK/Iran.

China has some form of fanatical ideals which are just as bad.

Russia? well it depends if you want some KGB trained mobsters with the fingers on the red button.

So I've changed my mind, only the cult of Meh should have weapons, mainly because they can't be bothered to use the,.

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Steve Jobs bans all apps from iPhone (or thereabouts)

John 158
Jobs Horns

Dear Steve

"If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants" Isaac Newton

Modern software development is about layers on layers on layers. The whole science of computing is now so large few developers have the time let alone the opportunity to learn it all. Add to that the multitude of specifications standards and software patents (may it never happen to Europe). Our job is nigh on impossible without using intermediary layers. Apples own sdk frameworks are an example of a layer and that sits on its own stack of code layers.

Steve Jobs is an example of someone who hasn't programmed in 33 years, everything is procedural when you have a single core 1mhz chip everything is simple and light weight when you have 4k of memory.

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Apple's iPad - the tablet with the data center soul

John 158
Stop

If you blog it, it will come.

And if it doesn't, I will be laughing all the way to the imaginary bookies where I placed the imaginary bet with the money I don't have.

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Scientist proposes quantum über-battery

John 158
Welcome

It will only work if...

They call it a chib

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iPhone-shunning Wintel mobo bug squashed (for some)

John 158
Stop

@ Paul

I wouldn't really call the price points of either a fresh copy of windows or macosx exactly 3rd world.

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Microsoft inks Bing pacts with Twitter, Facebook

John 158
Gates Halo

@Oy Vey

That's not a halo its electrons desperately trying to escape the bing servers.

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Neanderthal woman could whup Schwarzenegger

John 158
Coffee/keyboard

Yeah but

Can any of them surf the net with 1 hand a perform the cheerfull 5 knuckle shuffle with the other?

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Microsoft apes Google with chillerless* data center

John 158
Paris Hilton

Arctic SysAdmins

Its only a mater of time before all System admins along with hardware will be shipped to the arctic (or antartic) on a perminant basis.

I can only note that the iq of the rest of the world will drop with an obvious and contrary increase in population.

On a plus note, the extreme conditions means the I.T. pallor will become more or less mandatory.

Paris cause she will lead the shaganidiotathon.

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Snow Leopard forces silent Flash downgrade

John 158
Stop

Don't Upgrade Flash!!!

I had the latest version of flash on leopard and its fuxored, it could make 5 connections then you would have to actually quit whichever browser you were using, before it could make any more. Games like kdice wouldn't work, and I was somewhat pissed off.

I upgraded to snowleopard, and having read a similar article I tested it and now everything works perfectly. Go apple, ftw.

Plus being that plugins are now sandboxed its hardly a massive issue.

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Apple confirms 28 August is Snow Leopard day

John 158
Pint

UK Prices

whine whine whine, 25 beats the usual 100 quid despite paying uk vat on top of us sales tax on top of the american price point.

Definitly looking forward to proper 64bit integration and the vague promise of no spinning beach balls (yeah right)

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Most gamers fat and miserable, finds study

John 158
Coat

circle up down up down

Surely the depression is caused by RSI halting all ability to masturbate furiously.

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Texan judge outlaws Word

John 158
Megaphone

$ML

Being that in america it is first to invent rather than first to patent as it is in the uk. maybe the original XML working group of Jon Bosak, James Clark , Tim Bray, Jean Paoli, C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Dan Connolly, Paula Angerstein, Steve DeRose, Dave Hollander, Eliot Kimber, Eve Maler, Tom Magliery, Murray Maloney, Makoto Murata Joel Nava, Conleth O'Connell, Peter Sharpe and John Tigue could all make a bit of extra cash on the side.

Hell I was using html in the early 90's to seperate text and print it out maybe im owed too.

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73% of Brits too shagged for a shag

John 158
Stop

Flowers in your hair and a P45 in your butt.

Quote from Richard 39:

'It's not the impossible dream that most people believe. You can work better hours, have time to socialise and enjoy keeping fit and do those things you want to do (be it sit on the sofa on your ass or make something of yourself). All you have to do is engage that lump of grey matter in your skull and make choices then have the balls to implement them.'

bloody hippy.

There is a definite distinction between bravery and stupidity.

Some of us have sprogs and mortgages and credit cards and all the other government sponsored lifestyle choices we were happy to fall for, in times of plenty.

So it ain't always a choice, we work long hours because in todays climate, your employer can always find someone cheaper, and In the possible words of Mr T 'I ain't joining no 2 million man queue.'

So we have to complain until the ruling classes give us all 34 days off a year, and a hopefully a siesta because it ain't going to happen bottom up no mater how many balls I grow.

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Apple nabs 90% of all 'premium PC' dollars

John 158
Paris Hilton

That a comparison of hardware or OS and hardware.

When I upgrade my mac OS I will pay 25 quid for the full package, When I upgrade from XP I could pay anything upto £600.

Makes the whole extra premium less of an issue in my mind.

However I bet half those mac buyers are probably stupid enough to max out the ram and hard disks from apple, rather than go for the minimum and upgrade for 25% of the cost. I also bet half the pc buyers are stupid enough to buy a computer with 256mb of ram and expect windows to run happily.

Paris cause I can't choose the evil gates/evil jobs combo, she may very well be their love child.

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