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Apple 'Genius': iPhone 6? We've had NO COMPLAINTS about our BENDY iThing

Z80

Re: Most people realise

Back pocket is typically how I carry my phone around at work. Since chairs are more often than not situated next to desks and other such level surfaces, I always remove it before sitting down. Seems the obvious thing to to with something not designed to bend and uncomfortable to sit on.

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Intel launches skinny nippy Core M – its new BRAIN for fondleslabs

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Re: What's an "OEM version" in this picture?

You're right - you'd have to be extremely handy with a soldering iron to make use of one of these on its own.

I read elsewhere that the actual difference between the 5Y10 and 5Y10a is that one can be configured for an even lower TDP if required.

If configured for the same TDP they'll perform identically.

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Reg Latin scholars scrap over LOHAN's stirring motto

Z80
Coat

Since I didn't study Latin at school, I once paid for an online Latin course but it was rubbish.

Caveat emptor is all I can say.

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Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball

Z80

Re: @Evil Auditor

*Parental consent for marriage not required in Scotland.

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Developers: Behold the bug NOBODY can fix

Z80
Headmaster

Re: Who's permission for photos?

Whose permission

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Asus Transformer Book T100: Xbox One? PS4? Nah, get a cute convertible for Christmas

Z80

I think I'd value a double-height Enter key over any savings available by purchasing from the US.

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KILO-MACH SONIC BOOM probed in fireball embers of 1572AD SUPERNOVA

Z80

a long time ago in our galaxy, far, far away.

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FLIGHTMARE! Inflight cell calling debuts, dealing heavy blow to quality of life

Z80

Re: Meh?

"So... the problem with someone making a phone call on a plane is what? That you don't get to hear the other side of the conversation?"

Yes.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20817912

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Oracle drops shedload of CRITICAL vuln-busting Java patches

Z80

Re: They also want to add ask spyware

They also provide installers without potentially unwanted extras.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre7-downloads-1880261.html

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Firefox OS update adds performance, polish to Mozilla's webby mobes

Z80

Re: What no bias? No spittle?

You don't think it was derided in the review of the ZTE Open (linked in the article)? You did take the time to read it, right?

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Microsoft covers Brit who penetrated Windows 8.1 with GOLD

Z80

Re: I applaud this approach

"Seeing as there are ~ 60 million horses in the world, that would be 240 million horse shoes that need to be swapped regularly"

Are you saying that all horses are shod?

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Sharp whispers its vital statistics: 15.6in 3840 × 2160 IGZO screen for next MacLap Pro?

Z80

"...one area where they always* get things right."

* except when they don't. 11" MBA, 21.5" iMac, 27" Display - all 16:9.

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Asus NV550JV 15.6in full HD notebook - the one we didn't have to send back

Z80

Re: Tray-loading optical drive?

When faced with a similar problem recently I did a quick bit of Googling and found that holding the option key at startup brings up a screen allowing you to select the startup volume. The eject key works from there.

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Selfie twerks its way into the dictionary

Z80

I'm going to celebrate these additions by donning my jorts in a bit of double denim.

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In case of LOHAN flight emergency, gobble THIS Iridium-Arduino sandwich

Z80

Cut-down Hardware and Rockblock Iridium Satellite Transceiver Insisted by National Authorities Allowing Ground User Initiated LOHAN Experiment Remote Abortion

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Should UK tear Wi-Fi a new one at 5GHz? Speak your brains, says Ofcom

Z80

Re: Open up channel 14 on 2.4Ghz

Unless it was properly opened up by the regulators you'd be limited to 802.11b on channel 14 assuming your kit correctly complies with the current standards.

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The O2 4G Lottery: Are YOU in one of the three LUCKY cities?

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Japanese police bust poker-playing IT boss for Android malware

Z80
Facepalm

the Chiba Prefectural zone of Japan

More sensibly referred to as Japan's Chiba Prefecture.

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Fairphone goes on sale to all

Z80

Re: Dual Sim

"24/May: Sim capability has changed to Dual Stand-by. That basically means that you cannot have two calls active at the same time in both of the SIM cards. Though when in stand-by you can get a call on any of the 2 numbers."

http://buy-a-phone-start-a-movement.fairphone.com/specs/

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Hello, Goodbye ... to $408,000: John Lennon axe under the hammer

Z80

Re: ?

Online bidding - so...IT.

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Windows Phone 8 support to end in 2014

Z80
Headmaster

Re: Nexus for upgradeability

"I've brought a Nexus 7"

Where did you bring it?

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Copper load of that: Ofcom claims HUGE jump in 'average' broadband speed

Z80

Re: My

If it was before 12/7/11 that you checked out Plusnet, you may want to take another look as Market 2 areas qualified as low-cost for residential accounts from then onwards.

http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/products/low_cost_areas.shtml

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Father of Android Andy Rubin steps down for Chrome OS boss

Z80
Alert

the red-headed stepchild of desktop operating systems

Careful now. There'll be letters.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/13/fotw/

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Nokia opens Maps to rivals, flogs uber-budget €15 phone

Z80
Unhappy

Available in 211countries and regions

Looks useful for my next trip to Japa...

Oh.

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France tries again, with EU20 billion broadband fund

Z80

Re: Why the...?

Or just Alt Gr

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SimCity Classic

Z80

If I remember correctly (and I may well not be) from my days playing this on my Amiga, you seemed to be able to ramp up the tax rate just before the annual collection date, collect a whole year's worth of top-whack taxes then drop the rate back down so that the negative influence of the high taxes didn't linger.

SC2000 looked great but I seem to remember it being frustratingly slow on my A1200. And that was with 28MHz 68030 upgrade card.

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Just what does BT have planned for its 4G licence: We drill into UK LTE

Z80

Re: Have Offcom moved the goalposts

Vodafone are already doing it. They label it as "Extended Internet and email coverage" on their coverage maps.

GSMArena's phone finder returns 709 results when searching for UMTS 900 support.

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BBC: Monster cargo ship delivers '863 million tins of baked beans'

Z80

863 million actual tins or the contents of 863 million tins arranged to make optimal use of the available space?

I need to know.

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Z80

Re: American Broadcasting Corporation?

You're right, people don't take the time to comprehend things before they respond.

BTW I don't think Pen-y-gors was being serious. Take it easy Ace.

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RIM ends Reg headline pun filth (and launches two new phones)

Z80

Re: Wow

Some phones (will) have Full HD 1920x1080 on a 5" screen - 441ppi

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Boeing 787 fleet grounded indefinitely as investigators stumped

Z80
Headmaster

Re: I'd look at the Battery Power Conditioning Circuits

Well, since you ask, it was the use of "battery's" that garnered my downvote.

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Entire Reg readership would fill 205 Olympic-sized swimming pools

Z80

Re: 70kg is being kind??

Don't worry, I'm under by enough for the rest of you to average 70.0000012kg

Happy to help.

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Sheffield ISP: You don't need a whole IPv4 address to yourself, right?

Z80

I don't know if it's a historical thing due to being with PlusNet née Force9 for years and years but in the member centre I'm seeing 4 public IPv4 addresses for my account. They're described as:

Gateway Address

address for router

spare address

Broadcast Address

Why would they have done this?

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Review: Google Nexus 4

Z80
Headmaster

Re: Note 2

"It lasts literally forever"

I doubt that.

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USB 3.0 speed to DOUBLE in 2013

Z80

Just call it USB 3.0 2.0 to avoid confusion.

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Police use 24/7 power grid recordings to spot doctored audio

Z80

Re: I call bollocks on this

I was sceptical about this when I heard it on R4 and I'm surprised to hear that one reference recording could cover the entire grid.

As far as accuracy of the recording frequency is concerned though, I assume they look for patterns in the relative change of the recorded hum as it drifts up and down over the course of the recording rather than matching to the reference hum's frequency exactly. So long as the recording's sample rate was consistent they could compensate for it being out a bit?

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Dozen more cities to get ultrafast broadband cash in gloomy UK budget

Z80

Birmingham

Try searching this article for Birmingham instead:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/21/budget_broadband_for_10_cities/

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Data cop slap for Brit text pests

Z80

How do they do that?

"Tetrus was using unregistered pay-as-you-go SIM cards to send out as many as 840,000 illegal text messages a day."

Am I the only one wondering how that's even possible?

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Cash-strapped Comet sheds ANOTHER 735 staff

Z80

Re: Down side

Maybe they were downvoting the misspelling of remuneration?

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AWS flicks switch for S3-to-Glacier migration

Z80
Headmaster

$0.01/Gb/month

They're pricing storage by the gigabit?

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Mini retail empire Micro Anvika implodes, one shop to be shopped

Z80

Fenwick branch near Newcastle Upon Tyne

That'd be the concession in the Fewnick department store in the centre of Newcastle?

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LOHAN slips BRA over BOOBIES in ballocket backronym buffoonery

Z80

MACHETE

Microprocessor Activated Control Hardware Ensuring Timely Ejection

http://uk.imdb.com/character/ch0177472/

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Z80

DAFT COW

Danger Abating Firing Timer Controlling Orbiter's Whoooooshhhh!

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Asus pledges Android 4.2 update for Google Nexus 7

Z80
Headmaster

"is that the correct spelling of come to use?"

No.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cum

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Panasonic pulls Euro smartphone after just a year

Z80

What do they call Android phones if they don't call them keitai?

Maybe things have changed a bit since I was there at the beginning of this year but most of the Android phones I noticed people using were Sony ones.

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Windows 8: Is Microsoft's new OS too odd to handle?

Z80
Stop

I'm with Johnson on this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDSPB5Bj8GQ

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AMD unveils 'sweet spot' processor for 'sexy' tablets

Z80

Re: So, will the next iteration

Don't call it a comeback

I've been here for years

Rockin my peers and puttin suckas in fear

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Analogue TV snuffs it tonight on UK mainland

Z80
Go

Crank it up

Judging by my seemingly faultless reception of the main BBC multiplex now, I expect I'll finally be able to get all the other Freeview channels once they get the full beans on the Bilsdale transmitter.

I think I might treat myself to one of those new-fangled flat screen TVs. Yep, still rocking a CRT in 2012.

I don't watch much telly - because I'm missing out on all the best channels right? Anyone seen Jedward's Weird Wild World on 5*? Any good?

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Reg hack uncovers perfect antidote to internet

Z80
Coat

Well done

That is all.

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Google skids car insurance comparison engine onto rivals' lawn

Z80
Headmaster

Re: Have used...

"But have never brought from them. "

Have you ever bought from them though?

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