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Ten top new games for phones ’n’ slabs

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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

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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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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

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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?

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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?

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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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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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McDonalds fried for serving spam

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Facepalm

Re:Re: He was elderly...

www.instantrimshot.com

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CADmonkey
Headmaster

You can always get a half decent latte in MacD's

And I'm pretty choosy about my coffee.

1.They train their staff

2.They calibrate their equipment

The dirty dishwater/burnt milk cocktail that the UK palettes seem to find acceptable? Never had one of those in macdonalds.

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Anonymous hacks Westboro Baptists over Sandy Hook protests

CADmonkey

Re: "Protest the funerals"?

"the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but time and chance happen to all men"

(Ecclesiastes)

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Dutch script kiddie pwns 20,000 Twitter profiles

CADmonkey
Flame

Re: tl;dr

LOL@U U SPELT NATS RONG

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London Blitz bomb web map a hit-and-miss affair

CADmonkey
Flame

Re: A gasometer is a meter

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/gasometer

Now fuck off

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CADmonkey

Re: Fascinating but..... (@Robert Long 1)

You should change your nick to 'Shit-stirrer' Jones.

Please, continue to piss on all of our memories and histories....

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Re: V1 strikes.

Both my grandmothers were within 100 yards of oblivion on several occasions during the Blitz (One in Tottenham had 4 bombs land within one street of hers on 4 seperate raids, the other in Kennington where she heard the V1 engine cut out whilst sitting on the outside toilet with my infant Father in her lap).

Thanks to the prevailing winds on those occasions, I am sitting here writing this.

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The best tablets for Christmas

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Re: "...and a maps app that sucks the scabs off a zombie’s nutsack."

I couldn't disagree with you more. I found it stomach-turning and unfunny and unnecessary.

Maybe i'm just getting old, maybe it was the Nachos Grande I was eating at the time.

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Forget fluorescents, plastic lighting strips coming out next year

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@ Kubla Cant

If you can't be bothered then you really ask for everything you get. How tricky is it to keep a receipt? Also you're not doing yourself any favours buying armfuls at the supermarket. Boxes of bulbs are doubtless treated as gently as boxes of beans. The supermarket has no interest in the quality of the bulbs because it will happily refund/exchange almost anything and return it to the supplier. They must love people like you! Keep up the moaning, they would say.

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Windows 8 fails to revive world CPU biz

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Happy

Just to add a bit of balance...

...to all these shed-dwelling corruptors of capitalism who are stealing the bread from the land-fill owner's children's mouths...

PC sales were up by one this April thanks to my good self. Built to a Quality, rather than a price (an advantage of being self-employed is you can be your own finance department). Yes, thankyou, I WILL take all the Ghz and Gb that you can stuff into one little box.

I should declare that whilst I'm very enthusiastic about my PC, it's not for Gaming (well, not primarily....)

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Pint

Re: Could it just be......

Who cares about Quality when you can have style?

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Ten technology FAILS

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Flame

Welcome Scrooge!

you forgot "Bah humbug"

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Troubled OCZ now has feds up ass with microscope

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I am no reader of this article (just passing through...)

But can I nominate this for Headline of the Year?

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Why do Smart TV UIs suck?

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I'm a-feared of the future

This article perfectly illustrates why I still have a BT iPlayer digital set-top box (and a Philips 26" CRT)

The iPlayer is quick and has a great EPG. It is prone to locking on to one channel occasionally (although I must say not lately - switchover?) but to be honest it takes a while to notice. It also contains a 56k modem (woo!) and comes with a keyboard.

This article is long overdue.

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Ten four-bay NAS boxes

CADmonkey
Headmaster

Re: I don't get NAS boxes...

I do...

I bought a Synology DS-413J for £275. It arrived, I stuffed 4 disks in and turned it on (hybrid RAID FTW!). A fair bit of whirring and clicking later, it's all working. Job done.

It sits quietly in the corner and acts as a printer server and media server for all the devices in the house. It runs on 30W.

My gas-guzzling PC with the 6 fans and 1000W PSU doesn't need to be on 24/7.

Easy to like.

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Nvidia launches not one but two Kepler2 GPU coprocessors

CADmonkey

Re: No

For someone who makes effective use of italicisation, you talk a lot of crap.

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Alert

Never mind Battlefield 3, I want more FPS from AutoCAD

Autocad is double precision and single-threaded. Will these cards help?

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Tesla Model S named '2013 Automobile of the Year'

CADmonkey

the beauty of the English Language...

is that meanings meaning the meaning they mean mean whetever they need to mean when transmitted & received.

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Mexico to Apple: You WILL NOT use the name 'iPhone' here

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Happy

Re - didn't Apple kick off the whole iNoun thing in the first place?

My still-functioning BT iPlayer would beg to differ.

In use since 1998, if memory serves.

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