* Posts by CADmonkey

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India's grip on offshoring eases ever so slightly

CADmonkey

Re: Socio**istics

In your words, you "inherited"..."a few"...."awkward buggers" who are "the worst to manage" and yet you recognize their apparently crucial importance in being able to deploy skills and experience that are obviously unavailable in Mexico or wherever else life is cheap.

These Brits have possibly watched several of their colleagues vanish as a result of the takeover you mention, lost in the name of Offshoring. I bet they think the world of you.

FYI, I'm a Director. And my life isn't tiny tiny, it's just a looong way away...

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CADmonkey

Re: Socio**istics

I would imagine the shit hits the fan a lot. Otherwise you wouldn't need the Pain of the Brits, moaning about their 'above local median' pay, knowing full well that their jobs would be gone in a flash if you could work out how to get it done by all your low grade monkeys . You value them as individuals, but want to see them in cages? Interesting.

Sounds like your Global Kingdom has a very fingers-crossed attitude to quality to me.

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CADmonkey

Re: finding skilled peiople in India is a nightmare

so not racist, just cheap

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Microsoft buries Sinofsky Era... then jumps on the coffin lid

CADmonkey

Steve's Engineering Windows Blog

I messaged Steve a few times with concerns, ideas etc. He actually sent me some personal replies!

The f**ker must have been DESPERATE!

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Boffins devise world's HARDEST tongue-twister

CADmonkey

Re: I never saw the point of this concept.

English is precise but also playful. Resiliant (very) to mangling, still making sense in any order, almost.

It may have something to do with the fact that whilst the rest of Europe was enjoying the Rennaisance the Brits were in the sway of the Puritans who were taking all the pictures and nudey statues down. So we had Shakespere and Milton playing with words instead of Mick and Leo playing with their paints.

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Last 7m non-digital Brits are OUT OF LUCK: I'm OFF, says Baroness Fox

CADmonkey

Indeed

Who cares about a dead cat, now that she's a fat cat?

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Winamp is still a thing? NOPE: It'll be silenced forever in December

CADmonkey
Unhappy

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.....

*breathes*

...oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's 20 bucks down the shitter after a mere 12 years. What went wrong?

Why didn't they just say "We've finished it, there is nothing more it can do"?

Can anything else play random Albums in FLAC?

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Fury as OS X Mavericks users FORCED to sync contact books with iCloud

CADmonkey
Flame

"...it gives the privacy of its customers "consideration from the earliest stages of design for all our products and services""

- we considered it...

- fuck 'em!

*edit* there's an edit button!

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Printing the Future: See a few of UK’s 6.2 million 3D-printed ‘things’

CADmonkey

Re: application

"RX Aligner"

...but thanks for playing.

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CADmonkey

application

I'm currently wearing orthodontic braces. Instead of metal rails passing through posts glued to my teeth, I have 9 pairs of close fitting clear plastic gumshields (they're almost invisible in use). I change the shields every couple of weeks and my teeth are progressively persuaded into position.

One impression was taken from my current teeth, which eventually produced 9 sets of 3d printed sets.

The future is here, and it's given me a slight lisp.

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NSA data centre launch delayed as power surges 'melt metal, zap racks'

CADmonkey

Dear NSA

http://www.screwfix.com/p/fuse-5a-pack-of-10/13543

cc. Kirk, Captain James T.

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Dixons preps home 3D printer for plastic-piping punters

CADmonkey

For my entire life all the plastic tat came from China

Now they supply a method for producing our very own plastic tat.

Progress=?

PS anyone need any CAD models?

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Deep inside the iPhone 5s lurk a few surprises

CADmonkey

I prefer Nokia

So screw you all!

And I had a BBC Micro.....so all you Commies and Speccy Twats can GTF also.

Flay Mon!

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it ... Win Phone 8? No, it's APPLE'S iOS 7

CADmonkey

I feel like I have a stylish, niche product that sets me apart from the herd.

trouble is, it's a Lumia 925

Oh the irony

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Intel reveals 14nm PC, declares Moore's Law 'alive and well'

CADmonkey

"The engineers, they'll find out a way to do it."

Most of my clients have this tattoed on their wrists

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Ready to bin your USB cables yet? Wireless USB hops on WiGig bandwagon

CADmonkey

Re: WiGig Won't Be Plain Sailing.

You're completely wrong.

The cat will be laying across your touchscreen.

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Pair of complete tits sorry for pervy app

CADmonkey

Any comments here from actual, proven, fertile people (ie parents)?

If my kid asks me a serious question I do my utmost to give her an honest response.

Children don't care about 'how things are' or 'have always been'. If something's obviously not right or fair they'll ask why.

I wonder what response the howling commentards above would offer to an unblinking enquiring mind such as this?

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Hands on: Panasonic bakes a 20-INCH tablet for big biz to swallow

CADmonkey

Re: One problem...

There may well be several probelms, but certified video drivers aren't really one of them.

I've got a Quadro card and it did indeed have certified drivers right up until Serious Sam 3 refused to work.

Oh, and also as soon as AutoCAD released their next version, like they do every April, there were no Quadro drivers for months and months. And certified drivers have NEVER applied to Autocad verticals.

If someone was paying me to go on site and make sumptuous rendered models rotate on a screen to the oohs and aahs of my client then I'd have nothing to complain about. Sadly that seems to be a bit of a niche market that I am unable to exploit.

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CADmonkey

It's CAD, Jim...

...but without the keyboard shortcuts or the 5-button mouse it sounds like it would be very tiring to work with, especially one-handed, notebook-and-pen style.

An On-screen keyboard would reduce the useful display size. Adding a KB and mouse (and a pivoting stand) would make the touchscreen redundant.

The hardware specs. seem up to the job, though.

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Microsoft buys Nokia's mobile business

CADmonkey
Devil

Re: Conspiracy theory time

"you'll be hard pressed to find better hardware in a phone than the Lumias and the OS seems to do everything I want from a phone."

...which is why I got a 925. Don't tell anyone, but it fucking rocks!

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Ten top new games for phones ’n’ slabs

CADmonkey

Wordament

Wordament Wordament Wordament WORDAMENT!

*end spam*

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Ofcom: Making a switch between ISPs will soon be much easier

CADmonkey

Signed up for Force9 (now Plusnet) with my 9600 modem

They'ye not perfect, but they've never been broken enough to need fixing, so I'm still there.

Surely there's a message here?

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Cameron demands Brits BOYCOTT angry-troll-infested websites

CADmonkey
FAIL

"step up to the plate"?

What a cock. Next he'll be 'doing fantastic'.

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Roses are #f00, violets are #00f. This witty code is a boffinry breakthrough

CADmonkey

an infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar

first one says he'll have a pint

second one wants a half

next one wants a quarter

and so on.

After a while the barman puts 2 pints on the bar and tells them to sort it out themselves.

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CADmonkey

I like my women like I like my whiskey....

n years old and mixed up in coke

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Only 1 in 5 Americans believe in pure evolution – and that's an upswing

CADmonkey
Angel

"Eat drink smoke, do whatever you want with your life and die happy."

That's almost a quote from Ecclesiastes.

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iOS7 headshaking interface revealed

CADmonkey
Holmes

So your sitting on a platform at night

a train goes by.

Would the phone explode?

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Korean doctors: Smartphones really ARE doing your head in

CADmonkey
Headmaster

Re: TBH

"I'm not spending out on a TV license just so my kid can watch ceebeebies"

You say that now....

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PC makers REALLY need Windows 8.1 to walk on water - but guess what?

CADmonkey
Alert

it took me 10 minutes to get to grips with win 8

dammit, it took my WIFE 10 minutes

Admittedly we broke our duck on a touchscreen, but we've since bought a laptop as well. I fail to understand a lot of the hate, TBH. Getting to the desktop is easy, rummaging around in the guts of things is easy.

I also run winphone 7.8 on an old hacked HD2. Again, it runs sweet as a nut and living with it is pretty painless.

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Review: Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock

CADmonkey

*sigh*

esata is such a struggle...

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A woman in IT is like a dog who speaks: Rare. A woman in IT security?

CADmonkey
Flame

@Mrs.AC

How is Ben Elton's line any more or less "juvenile" than Dr.Johnson's?

I agree, you must be a bit sad

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CADmonkey
Coat

Re: footnote...

Sir, a modern hack who is as eloquent as his forebears........

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Russians draw liquid blood from frozen woolly mammoth

CADmonkey
Trollface

reminded me of Southpark

Chef: Hey, I know you. You're that crazy cracker from up on the hill top.

Dr. Mephisto: Sir, if splicing the DNA of humans and various animals together is crazy...um...

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Forget tax bills, here's how Google is really taking us all for a ride

CADmonkey
Thumb Down

"free services are a powerful barrier to competition"

When Murdoch said that about the news, everyone called him rude names!

I'm no fan of his, just sayin'...

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STROKE this mouse to make apps POP, says Microsoft

CADmonkey
Headmaster

Re: Yeah, about that Windows button...

"However, releasing the Windows key without pressing another key of course means the computer no longer thinks I was going to do something useful, and instead interprets the keypress as "Take me to the land of shiny colored boxes."

Correct, but another press on the same key should jump you back to the desktop.

Two finger Windows-key combos have always been amazingly useful. Presumably you could use these devices in a slightly modfied way.

FWIW, all key combo shortcuts are listed under "accessibility" in the help files. A few of these under one's belt takes the sting out of any unintuitive interface.

Also, I think that most of my games disable the win-key when in-game. My keyboard can do this too.

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Adobe price hike: Your money or your files, frappuccino sippers

CADmonkey
Meh

Autodesk have been doing something similar for years

You buy the product, then pay a yearly sub to always be on the current release. You get a few more sweeteners like logged support cases and a plugin or two. It's a cost of business.

Fuss=?

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'Liberator': Proof that you CAN'T make a working gun in a 3D printer

CADmonkey
Trollface

Couldn't resist...

Stones, sir?

- Naah. They've got a lot there, lying around on the ground.

- Oh, not like these, sir. Look at this. Feel the quality of that. That's craftsmanship, sir.

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Master Beats: Why doesn't audio quality matter these days?

CADmonkey
Mushroom

MOTORHEADPHONES!!!

FTMFW!

- talks the talk

- walks the walk

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Entangled matter the next big thing in qubits

CADmonkey
Mushroom

Re: Article fail

"what average Reg reader knows what "Bell-state" is?"

Maybe not, but we sure as shit know a bell-end when we see one.

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Ten Windows tablets

CADmonkey
Happy

Re: Just had an Asus Vivo delivered (#2 on the list)

Eadon, you're not just a tit, you're a pair.

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CADmonkey
WTF?

Re: Just had an Asus Vivo delivered (#2 on the list)

Gosh Eadon you really are a tit aren't you?

This normal human is replacing a Samsung Q30 that has been worked to death for 4-5 years. This normal human has shopped long and hard for a suitable replacement. This normal human knows that simply saying that 'we needed to have Outlook' is not unambiguous these days. In fact full Outlook was the main deciding factor, bar none. Which is why I said it, because you know, it could confuse a stupid person.

Every review I've found backed up the 19 hour battery life, so perhaps you mistook some dried spittle on your screen for a decimal point?

Finally, I couldn't give a rat's arse if no-one else ever buys one. Your final paragraph requires me to be some sort of generic demographic representative in order to be even remotely accurate. Apple were actually in the running due to the aforementioned requirement for proper Outlook capability, but they weren't that beautiful and the screens were too small.

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Just had an Asus Vivo delivered (#2 on the list)

Although we spent the best part of 2 months trying to find a decent UK stockist. Simply unavailable. Having full win8 AND an Atom processor appears to be a niche within a niche. Full win8 needed due to full desktop-Outlook requirement.

Win8 on dedicated hardware is a completely different experience. Now it all makes sense, I tell ya! Haven't had time to check the battery(s) life yet, but will definately be making use of the ability to charge the phone from the keyboard.

Cost lots, I grant you, but a beautiful piece of kit nonetheless.

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Microsoft Surface Pro will land in UK in WEEKS*

CADmonkey
FAIL

Current tablets

This is getting ridiculous. My wife is keen to replace her Samsung NC10 netbook (10.1", 1200X600) with something that doesn't cost a grand but still gives her more than a 2" rectangle to type an email in. And it needs MS Office because she needs Outlook (proper desktop Outlook, not some portal). Ultrabooks are twice the price of netbooks and all seem to use those calculator keyboards.

Tablet & keyboard, then....simple,no?

The current Win tablets themselves are a mixed bag, but the ergonomic situation is appalling for anything other than simple messaging if you're not going to hold the screen in your hands and smear you fingers all over it. The range of BT keyboards seems OK but I would imagine most of them would bounce around on your lap cos they're so light. Even the 'docking' solutions are generally less than ideal.

Instead of lugging a laptop & PSU, we are now looking at a tablet, some form of BT keyboard and some form of computer stand. And either a touchpad or a mouse. How are you supposed to set that lot up on a train?

These are basic computing needs for business correspondence on the move. Is there some definition of 'progress' that I am unaware of? I fail to see how the Clamshell design is now regarded as obsolete. The only compromises we endured with the netbook were a puny screen and it was a bit gutless.

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The cheap 3D craft pen that scribbles over 3D printing hype

CADmonkey
Trollface

There are basically two types of people on the world....

....those that buy pens, and those that have them.

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Review: HP Spectre XT TouchSmart

CADmonkey

Re: no competition breeds lukewarm products

You say 'bland', I say "form follows function"

(if you're feeling arty, the designer was quoted as saying he was inspired by the Bento Box.)

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CADmonkey
Headmaster

Re: no competition breeds lukewarm products

+1 for Lenovo here.

I bought a W700 with my very own beer tokens a few years ago and it's still going strong. 2 RAID0 HDDs, wacom tablet, hardware colour calibrator, anti-shock system, and plenty more besides. The only thing I didn't get was the 2nd screen.

I would struggle to find something more extraordinarily useful. I wish they hadn't stopped making them!

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Huddled immigrant masses face 'British values' quiz

CADmonkey
Mushroom

Re: Do you not count free health as a 'benefit'?

Not just an ungrateful prat, but a cowardly ungrateful prat!

If the OP has served our country at the sharp end (and paid N.I.!) then fair play to him/her. I for one would happily welcome them and provide them with directions to the nearest Tobacconist*

* - but no passport unless they get the Python reference.

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Lenovo proclaims PC victory, re-orgs to take on Apple

CADmonkey
Thumb Up

When I bought my 'mobile' workstation 4 years ago...

....I could have gone for HP (as used by the US army),

... or Dell (yawn),

or Thinkpads: as used in space. FRICKIN SPACE!!

everything else was details, really.

(I chose a W700, which still pulls it's (considerable) weight and has a PROPER SCREEN @ 1920X1200. I wish they still made them.)

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Anonymous turns private eye in Ohio rape case

CADmonkey
WTF?

Re: Post Radical SoulMates ...... HyperRadioProActive PlayMates

e poi, in Italiano:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So-kOoU-NI8

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Facebook tests feature to let strangers pay to message you

CADmonkey
Windows

Re: answer to spam is a higher hurdle?

spam instead of "genuine" advertising? Personally, it's a distinction that i don't make.

What did George Orwell say? "Advertising is the sound of the stick rattling around in a bucket of pigswill"

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