* Posts by webster phreaky ate my iphone

22 posts • joined 19 Aug 2009

How I used Space Shuttle tech to insulate the living room

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@TeeCee

When eating chipboard, no need to contaminate with Ryvita.

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So did Windows Phone 7 'bomb in US'?

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@Herbert Anchovy

Some of us are old enough to remember fighting against the mammoth.

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Google boss: 'Creeped out by Street View? Just move'

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Surely

a baffoon is a cross between a buffoon and baboon?

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Hands on with the new Apple MacBook Air

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Amazed

he managed to fight his way passed all the tourists using Facebook.

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Java surpasses Adobe kit as most attacked software

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Chances are

Dan Goodin can be uninstalled from most desktop machines and the user won't even notice.

So there. :P

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Star Wars set for 3D rehash

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You must have seen Avatar too then!

But at least the Na'vi weren't JarJar Binks.

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Steve Jobs chops student hack down to size

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Descends ....

... like a locust.

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Public sector earning more than private, but less than last month

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Not a lot actually

It's the median, rather than the mean. As there aren't many surgeons/doctors/highly paid civil servant, taking them out will have a minimal effect on median earnings. It's what the majority of people earn that makes the big difference. I'd be curious to know if either statistic included part time staff - that's likely to 'distort' the median downwards...

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@leona 2

If you can't get a job in the private sector, how do you know you're earning 25-30% less than if you were there?

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Jobs moves to the heavens with Apple TV

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Boom

Tish

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iPad alert: Are you a selfish elite or an independent geek?

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Seconded

I for one welcome our new exoskeleton wearing, Echinoderm overlords.

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Killer piranha stalk Folkestone pond

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I for one...

... welcome our new rod tugging, cow skeletonizing overlords.

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Tinfoil Condition Red! LHC 7 TeV mega-blasts today

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Dr Dark Matter is ...

... depressed?

May be someone should buy him some flowers...

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Open source - the once and future dream

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Schmocialism

Would it be possible to have a debate about FOSS without resorting to tired analogies between software development and political systems? Is MySQL the T34 of databases? Is Windows the F15 of operating systems? Really, please stop.

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Oracle should cannibalize JavaFX Frankenstein

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Bah!

Can't get javafx.com or the linked page to work on FF3.6 on Mac without getting the spinning beach ball of death. Not exactly a ringing endorsement of JavaFX.

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Where does Mozilla go when the monopoly witch is dead?

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Shhh!

It's the new computer geek barbie!

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Adobe apologizes for festering Flash crash bug

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Surprised

I'm surprised how many people have actually checked to see if that link would crash their browser... Let's hope El Reg never publishes a story regarding the supposed lethality of sticking one's head in an oven!

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Brits take iTablet moniker for 12in iPad rival

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iTablet?

Windows XP? IE6? Not so much iTablet, more like iTimeMachine.

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Verizon snuffs Google for Microsoft search

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So...

Microsoft are forcing users to use Bing? Quelle surprise!

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2009's Top Solid-State Drives

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Best upgrade I ever made

I bought the 128Gb variant of the Crucial drive and replaced the hard drive on my MacBook. It's made such a huge performance improvement; I'd highly recommended SSD drives to any laptop user. I've noticed a particular improvement in running VMs (especially XP) and IntelliJ (when it goes off to index stuff, for example).

The capacity could be seen as a bit limiting, but once I put all of my videos and other large documents on a NAS, I've not been complaining.

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New hacker peril for older IE versions

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Hey! Don't knock IE6!

Some of us will miss needing to know the various bugs in IE6 when it does finally bite the dust. (Personal fave, float and margin in the same direction doubles the margin size, fixed by using display inline! Classic!). Anyway with (I believe) ~40% of corporate users still on IE6, it ain't disappearing anytime soon.

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Linux: More contributors, more code

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Commits to Area

11,560,971 lines in 27,911 files is about 414 lines per file. As the GPL license is at least 20 lines, then it must account for almost 5% of the code base.

It's a shame they didn't list the most changed files too.

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