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O2 ups 3G speeds by 30%

CADmonkey
FAIL

LOL

30% faster + no connection is still f**k all good to me, out here in the wild wastelands of central Brighton.

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Moving to Windows 7: Is it worth it?

CADmonkey
Unhappy

I used to hate Windows 7

I skipped Vista and stuck with XP64* before migrating last year. Now, having lived with it for several months, my hatred has transformed into a mild, teeth-grinding annoyance that surfaces several times a day.

Obviously, Windows 7 (x64) is smoother and more stable, but I should be able to take that for granted, so no brownie points there. I've also turned off most of the eye-candy because I suspect A'desk, M'soft, Nvidia and Direct3D are still not 100% happy bedfellows and are more interested in bells and whistles than stabilty.

OUTRIGHT CONS:

- finding files is still a mystical art with unpredictable results (i use Agent Ransack for any serious digging)

- autosorting is unavoidable

- explorer tree-lists jump the folder you just expanded to the BOTTOM of the page (so you have to scroll down to see the sub-folders) (this can be fixed with some free app I can't remember the name of)

- explorer doesn't sync the left-hand tree if you start clicking through folders in the right-hand window (fixable as above)

- explorer refuses to open more than 16 files in one go (this is by design, and unchangeable)

- If a measure of efficiency is to count the number of interactions (ie clicks) to perform a task, then win7 (explorer, taskbar, etc) is a lot less efficient than XP

* I don't care what anyone else thinks, AutoCAD+XP64 was an awesome combination. Ran all my hardware, played all my games too.

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Fukushima on Thursday: Prospects starting to look good

CADmonkey
Flame

How very dare you?

We don't want your steenking 'facts' here.

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Anonymous probed for hack threat against WikiLeaker captors

CADmonkey
Unhappy

Cruel? check, Unusual? check

We all now know how PFC Manning sleeps at night.

Question is, how do his guards manage it?

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Samsung UE55D8000 55in net-connected LED TV

CADmonkey
FAIL

Hmmm...

"If you turn Motion Plus off entirely, the smudge-ring artefact disappears, but moving resolution drops to around 650 lines. There’s also some slight judder on pans."

£2,600 telly : 0

My 12 year old Philips 26" CRT : 1

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Yanks outweigh Canucks: Official

CADmonkey
FAIL

And your (non white-supremecist) point is?

So the White yanks are unfairly seen as fatties because of all the coloured fatties? But the population of Canada contains more than enough 'non-whites' (even disproportionate numbers of fat ones) to take your argument behind the cowshed and shoot it.

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CADmonkey
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Unless you've actually been to the U.S......

...then you simply haven't seen 'fat', and have no idea how cheap & nasty 'cheap food' can be.

Great country*, friendly people**, and we always have a good time but the smell of fried donuts seems to be EVERYWHERE*. It comes to something when a Subway seems like the healthy choice for you & the kids. Come to think of it, the option of cheese sauce in restuarants is unnervingly ubiquitous. Best example: Applebees...Ordered steak, jacket potato and salad (and a Guinness - it's not all bad!) and had to decline some form of cheese for each item (but not the beer).

Me? I have to run around in the shower if i want to get wet. :P

* the places I've been to.

** those that I've met

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Geeky gifts for Valentine's Day

CADmonkey
Coat

Hang on....

I thought <3 meant "I fart in your general direction'

This explains a lot.

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Videogame TRAINS TERRORISTS, yells pundit

CADmonkey
Unhappy

Speaking as a long-time fan of COD, MOH and GTA.....

.....that clip was f**king horrible.

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Passenger cleared after TSA checkpoint stare-down

CADmonkey
FAIL

Quite, but would you...

...get on a plane knowing that one of your fellow passengers may have a fake ID? Or even a real ID, and still want to kill you all?

Can you even get a bus or a train, thinking like that?

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Duke Nukem Forever release date revealed

CADmonkey
Headmaster

Fingers crossed....

....that it will suck less than Doom 3.

P.S. Serious Sam FTW!

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Watson beats humans in Jeopardy! dry run

CADmonkey
WTF?

Something familiar about that logo.....

God help humanity if I'm right!

http://www.chocodogmerch.com/index.php?sku=wee1019

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2011 Games Preview

CADmonkey
FAIL

GTA IV (PC)...

...requires and has always required only ONE unique username to play 'offline'. No accounts, no passwords. Save at safehouses, same as GTA San Andreas. I've had this grossly under-rated game since release, and have played it this way since the install. Same went for the EFLC titles.

I can't believe there are so many numpties out there that can't/won't read installation instructions. They sure can write an amazon review, though!

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Diary of a Not-spot: The readers speak

CADmonkey

typo

"The story concerned an on-going attempt to get broadband connectivity to a rural house, culminating in a microwave link of dubious construction and lamentable performance which appears, none the less, go be the best option available."

= "...TO be the best option available."

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Apple chap knocks up ancient Lego computer

CADmonkey
Flame

Flame on! Go Go Lego Geeks FTW!

Oh great...every time there's a Logo story, the usual Meccano fanbois roll in.

Structural strength isn't everything, you know.

PS:

;)

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Brussels goes in to bat for beleaguered bees

CADmonkey
Coat

Honey's off, love.

(with apologies to P.Sellers)

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Mass mind control artist condemns El Reg to obscurity

CADmonkey
Happy

LOL @ thumbs down!

Looks like his mother has dropped by

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CADmonkey
FAIL

That's THE un-American gear-head rag read by no one, IUDM

Am I missing something? How can he claim 'firsties'? Secondsies, surely?

I thought this sort of thing only went on at B3TA...

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DDoS attack, sex warrant won't stop Assange's leaky discharge

CADmonkey
WTF?

'everyone hates us and we don 't care'?

Rob Gates is a Millwall fan?

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Incendiary MacBook blamed in house conflag inferno suit

CADmonkey
FAIL

Reminds me of that line in Fight Club

"A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one. "

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Turing papers could be saved after auction fail

CADmonkey

A tribute?

To one poor man's terrible solution to state persecution, intolerance and despair? I've never thought about the rainbow colours before but even that could be seen as a reference to his homesexuality.

I just dug out an interview with the logo designer, in which he denies this (so I guess I'm not the only one, after all). He did, however, describe the method of suicide as 'really cool'.

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CADmonkey
Unhappy

Why is this in Bootnotes?

And am I the only person that sees Apple's logo as a sick joke at Turing's expense?

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Top Ten Arcade Classics

CADmonkey
Heart

Williams

As in, "Williams Arcade Classics" which I have running on Windows 7x64 via DOSbox.

Defender is perfect. Also has JOUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Robotron

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect

CADmonkey
Coat

Space...

...the Final Frontier!

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BBC One HD to go live tonight

CADmonkey

My vision is 20/20...

...plus my Philips 28" CRT was a Which? best buy when we bought it in the mid-90s. I think the digital set top box (BT iPlayer! - really quick) is of similar vintage. The picture, both analogue and digital, is excellent. I'm also very close to a transmitter.

From what you describe, it sounds more like it's your signal or your equipment which is poor. Several times over the years I've browsed shops like Currys to see the latest shiniest TVs on display, and saw very, very few which I would say had an acceptable picture.

And for games i use my rather gorgeous 1920x1200 IPS panel.

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CADmonkey
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@tin2

"people would reject HD if it had the noise and artifacts that are the accepted norm for SD."

If you've noticed this, then you've already got HD and are hardly likely to 'reject it'.

Personally, I haven't noticed this, but then I've still got a CRT. Crystal clear, SD digital signal, but mostly shit programmes. The occasional opportunity to see the all the hairs up someone's nose was hardly an incentive to 'invest' in this tech. Bigger screen? SFW? A good film or show will immerse you, regardless of your diagonal inches or pixel count.

But now all the sheep are rushing off to buy into the latest embryonic unsupported wild-west technology (3D) so the price of simple HD kit should fall through the floor. In a couple of years, when the kids want something other than Cbeebies, it might be worth considering.

Really, what exactly have I been missing out on? Same goes for Blu-ray

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Aircraft bombs may mean end to in-flight Wi-Fi, mobile

CADmonkey
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"The ability to use Wi-Fi and cellphones on planes may be curtailed..."

Every cloud....

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Child porn victims seek multimillion-dollar payouts

CADmonkey
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Good luck, 'Amy'

I hope you get every penny.

Oh, and Virginia-based deputy sheriff Arthur Weston Staples III? Can't wait to read about your appeal against the damages, you treacherous piece of crap!

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Stay at home and watch telly, trade bodies urge Brits

CADmonkey
Badgers

Snitch

That is all

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Top Ten Retro PC Games

CADmonkey
Headmaster

and what's more...

...thanks to Dosbox, I've just discovered that it now runs on Win7x64!

So much for getting some work done today!

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CADmonkey
Headmaster

I've got this

http://www.mobygames.com/game/williams-arcade-classics

It's a total labour of love. Even sound-effect bugs were re-created. Haven't tried it on Win7 but XP32 managed it.

Also comes with 'Joust'!

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Boffins mount campaign against France's official kilogramme

CADmonkey
Flame

Oi! Metric Sytem!

Represent a third.....go on! What's that? three point three what? LOL

FAIL!

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Nigerian airline ticket fraudster gets 8 years

CADmonkey
WTF?

Oh crap,

OK - who stuck 50p in this idiot and pressed the button?

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Our Moon is wet and welcoming, says excited NASA

CADmonkey
Grenade

I'll be there...

...to wave you off!

Good riddance, you miserable bollocks!

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Jobsian fondle-slab in SEXY FILTHGRAM CRACKDOWN

CADmonkey
Terminator

The long winter evenings....

...must just fly by.

(apologies to E.Blackadder)

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CADmonkey
Headmaster

re "colloquial expression" determination

They will use http://viz.co.uk/profanisaurus.php as the definitive resource.

And so will we. It will lead to an arms race of filthy punnage.

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Guardian super-blogger flames Reg boffinry desk

CADmonkey
FAIL

this, from the rag that gave you, ONLY YESTERDAY:

The HOT news that the latest version of Windows Mobile would at last have a touchscreen, and apps.

Don't go contradicting them, now!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/oct/11/windows-phone-7-microsoft

Guardian readers untie! FWT!!!!!

OLL!

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Doctor Who touches down in US of A

CADmonkey
Headmaster

(someone correct me)

FWIW?

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Kindle users get Zorked out

CADmonkey
WTF?

WTF...

does:

"Even more popular than Zork, and equally text-based, was The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, despite (or because) most of us never made it to the pub. That's available in Java form, and Flash, but not yet in the minimalist HTML interface suitable for rendering on an electronic book - even one that happens to have a keyboard"

...even mean?

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Distressed cock whipped out of wheelie bin

CADmonkey
Happy

Your tiny screaming Caribean island sounds idyllic

What I wouldn't give to be sitting offshore in a boat one night listening to the gunshots, crowing and swearing.

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CADmonkey
Coat

Just wait..

Next week will be 'Tits in a bin" maybe followed by a bum, or even a knob

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ToryDems nearly swallow Labour blueprint of equality for all

CADmonkey
Joke

"resonable steps must be provided"

i think you mean 'ramp'

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Ofcom imposes new rules on silent callers

CADmonkey
Go

TPS

YMMV, but I set this up for my septugenerian in-laws when I visited them in upstate New York. They were getting calls at all hours. It took one very pleasant phone-call to the Telco (that I found in their phone-book) and just asked them if such a service existed. About 4 weeks later the calls all but stopped. My in-laws remain delighted to this day and I am #1 son-in-law. (like Alfred E.Newman, #1 in a field of 1)

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Paris brushes off Japanese ejection over coke bust

CADmonkey
Paris Hilton

The last word in luxury..

..is to stay the night at "a hotel airport"

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Google Instant blacklists the Slutskys

CADmonkey

Google it

the mice don't like it

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CADmonkey
Headmaster

Still working...

beef curtains

balls

bollix

feck

fiddlesticks

flapdoodle

frak

shite

turnip

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Happiness: Yours for £50k a year

CADmonkey

In the words of Spike Milligan

"Money doesn't buy you friends, but you get a better class of enemy"

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Judge Dredd returns to the silver screen

CADmonkey
Grenade

<pops beercan>

who the hell is this Dredd loser, like, anyway?

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CADmonkey
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DR and Quinch

Like, yeah.

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Glasses-less 3D TV by Xmas? Not likely, says 3D TV exec

CADmonkey
Flame

"...We've all forked out on new HD TVs,"

LOL not all of us.

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