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I sold 10 MILLION iPhone 6es at the weekend, says Tim Cook. What did you do?

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Facepalm

Re: Errrr...

> So you think that buying an Apple Watch is "compelling"

Guys, A/C was trollling...

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Holmes

Re: I am 1 in 10,000,000!

@ DaveMcM

I wonder why your post was downvoted for simply making a consumer choice ? I don't see your post waxing eloquent on the iphone-6-euphoria, nor I see you trying to act smug about what personal-computing-cum-communication device you chose to purchase with your money. So commentards (or brave downvoters), can you please wager a guess(/explain) on why poor Dave got downvoting for simply making a personal choice, albiet a supposedly popular one ?

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Facepalm

Re: If my company sold 10m on Saturday

> Why would people trade in their old phones before they received their new phones?

To get maximum resale value. They probably "survive" the gap by plugging the SIM card on a non-smartphone (oh, the horror).

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Jesus phone RAISED from DEAD. Watch iPhone 6 get BURNED, DROWNED, SMASHED

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Re: Slightly impressed...

> Makes me think about how many phones I have had, get water damaged!

My 15 years of data:

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Water damaged: 0

Stolen: 1

Carrier change: 2

Upgrade: 1 (bulky nokia 54xx to 31xx).

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Current mobe: 1 month away from completing 4 years. Mayupgrade in an year.

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iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?

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Joke

Re: lets look at this in another way..

> Someone at work asked me if he should get an iPhone or Android so I asked what apps he wanted.

Seriously ???? Do people still ask sincerly "others" what is a good phone to buy ???? I thought only reason to discuss smartphones with co-workers is to troll them...

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How's this for a biz expense? SAP pops $8.3 BEELLION on company card for Concur

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Trollface

Re: Does it have to make sense?

Maybe so... though I don't see this as dot com bubble.. which seemed more akin to the alaska gold rush. Something new, something big was coming, everyone knew that.. but didn't exactly know how to dig. We have some companies still around from that era, who were lucky/smart enough to know how to dig.

This sounds more like housing bubble to me... Instead of people, its the companies which are picking up cheap loans to buy over-valued assets. But wait... corporations are people too, so perhaps this is exactly like the housing bubble. ;-)

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Paris Hilton

Is this SAP's autonomy ?

Because to me this makes no sense at all! Neither the valuation nor the strategy.

Atleast minecraft had a 20 p/e with growth prospects and some strategic alignment with xbox +winpho + catch'em young long term strategy. Concur is essentially a thin layer of middle-man and little else. While it has a strong client base and a neat-ish UI, it has no real IP. And usually concur is purchased by the finance dept, not CIO, so its not opening any datacenter doors for SAP either.

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Microsoft splurges 2½ INSTAGRAMS buying Minecraft maker Mojang

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Re: WTF?

> can someone please explain what it is Microsoft could possible see a 2.5 billion pound asset in it?

It's a "create your universe" type of game on consoles/PC/tablets with a minor aspect of "survival" challenge. Popular with elementary school kids.. (see my prev post).

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Pirate

> Luckily I never saw the appeal of Minecraft, too much like the day job, so my interest ends there ;)

Assuming you are an adult, your head is probably screwed on right! From what I've observed, it's immensely popular in 6-10 year olds,competing neck to neck against star wars franchise (but not so much in 13+ kids).

For $20, it's a major return on investment for parents who can bribe their kids to kids do anything for another hour of minecraft.

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Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID

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Paris Hilton

"support for SMS based mobile money in Africa. "

Isn't that an operator requirement and not manufacturer's.

Paris, coz she demands the vibrate option...

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Too slow with that iPhone refresh, Apple: Android is GOBBLING up US mobile market

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Re: Seeing as Android is a (1) malware magnet (2) blatant iOS ripoff (3) fragmented mess…

I think DerekCurrie was being deliberately funny/sarcastic. Apparently he hates iOS...

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/2/2014/08/25/steps_apple_needs_to_take_to_stay_in_the_game/#c_2280417

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Applelutely fappulous: Fashionistas bow down before the JESUS PHONE

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Trollface

"Are you a fashionista? Get below and let us know ..."

Dear El Reg,

I know you are trying to pull an Aunty here.. but in your heart of hearts, did you really think that fashionistas even know of your existence ?

A Concerned Citizen (not the watch).

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Speaking in Tech: On iPhone 6 - 'If you make big-*ss phones, you'd better make 'em usable'

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Re: There I was, searching for the Asterisk

> Since when was "big-ass phone" too rude to spell out?

Since donkeys got on the internet.

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BONEHEAD FANBOIS encamp outside Apple Stores

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Joke

Re: not a Delivery?

That's what Saeed Ajmal said yesterday.

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Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

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Paris Hilton

"Heavy VPN users are probably pirates"

And big corporations with cameras are probably spies...

Paris, coz she can strangle the one-eyed pirate....

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OH SNAP: Getty Images sues Microsoft over Bing pics widget

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Paris Hilton

Re: Going to settings and turning of Filter" helps to.

Hence Paris.

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Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

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Paris Hilton

Re: Perhaps Swatch....

> Why would you pay perhaps £400 for an iWatch when you can have a Casio ...

Not me, but pretty sure others will. And presumably they aren't acting randomly and have some reasons ? Or it wasn't a rhetorical question and you really want to know ?

Paris, coz if she does, iWatch.

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Holmes

I think Mr.Ive is right and the Swiss economy will plunge.

Mainly because the lines of fanbois queuing up in Paris will extend into swiss roadways and railtracks, waiting for eternity(*).

(*) I was trying to make a "time" pun, didn't work out, I know.

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Crack team weighs LOHAN's substantial box

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Paris Hilton

LOHAN's box

Did it make the crack team eat dust ?

Whatever happened to PARIS ?

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'I think photographers get TOO MUCH copyright for their work'

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Slightly OT

FWIW, Bushman didn't (/still don't?) have a concept of ownership for physical objects.

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The man who found Atlantis: 14PB of storage, flashy models and Moore's Law

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Paris Hilton

Re: Let's do a deal

> If I turn off my add blocker will you promise not to feed me disguised adverts?

They might think it's unreasonable expectation to be "subtracted" when you turn off "add blocker". :-[

Paris, coz she wants to you turn off multiplication blocker.

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Is that a 64-bit ARM Warrior in your pocket? No, it's MIPS64

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Thumb Up

Re: Funky!

DG-UX was a pioneer in NUMA too!

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Twitter: La la la, we haven't heard of NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES

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Devil

Re: @David Webb

> @janimal - I do often and the love of my life starts wondering which latest

Caution: I used to do that too. And then my wife found out.

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Apple, FBI: YES we're, er, looking into the NAKED CELEBRITY PICS. Aren't you?

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Paris Hilton

Re: If you don't want any naked pix

> would not be in the celebs cloud storage but in the account of the person who took the photos

Congrats on sleeping thru the "selfie" revolution, most have not been that lucky...

Paris, coz she is probably fuming for not being hacked..

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Ice cream headache as black hat hacks sack Dairy Queen

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Paris Hilton

Re: Is it just me…

Two words: Rewards card.

Paris, coz i-scream while eats the cone...

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Angry Birds CEO hops into slingshot, goes 'WEEEEE!'

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Paris Hilton

Games are more like movies than software business

In terms of how quickly the revenue stream dwindles once the craze is over... Probably best strategy is to short such stocks in the long term.

Paris, coz she can go long on shorty.

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We need less U.S. in our WWW – Euro digital chief Steelie Neelie

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Paris Hilton

Didn't they need more U.S in WW-II ?

Then why do the want less U.S in WW-W ???

Paris, coz she probably wants more \W/

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Government report: average Oz user will want 15 Mbps by 2023

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Average requirement != Median requirement

I use a 100Mb link at home and when 2 netflix and 2 facebook apps are on, you can feel it's not enough.

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Microsoft boots 1,500 dodgy apps from the Windows Store

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Re: um

I remember blackberry making a comment to the tune of "we don't need 200 fart apps" [1].

I guess that philosophy served them truly well in the long run as some of the execs had comfy parachutes.

[1] http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/01/rim_super_apps/

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Oz biz regulator discovers shared servers in EPIC FACEPALM

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Tunnel vision

Humans fiddling with things they don't fully understand in pursuit of a singular goal and nothing else matters.

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Hyperconverged kit is SO HOT right now. $140m sound about right, Nutanix?

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Mushroom

AC, using reverse psychology ?

> Nutanix should have exited when they could - ...

This sounds like what a desparate VMware shill would say. But this putdown is so hollow, I suspect it's actually a Nutanix shill disguising as a Vmware shill dissing Nutanix in a lame manner.

I can bet that el reg, who can see who this AC is, are having a chuckle now... ;)

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US Copyright Office rules that monkeys CAN'T claim copyright over their selfies

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"Any royalty fee divided by infinity would result in a payout of zero "

Only an agent can divide by infinity...

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Galileo, Galileo! Galileo, Galileo! Galileo fit to go. Magnifico

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"I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me."

But at least I can find a waaaay... to ESAAAAAAA..... GPS bayyyyy 2017eeen

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Microsoft ropes in Opera Mini as default Nokia dumbphone browser

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Big Brother

Another night at the Opera.

"We've always been a̶t̶ ̶w̶a̶r̶ friends with Eastasia"

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Get ready: The top-bracket young coders of the 2020s will be mostly GIRLS

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Re: anyone can do it

anyone can != everyone will

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Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC

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Paris Hilton

Genuine question (and maybe that's not the point of the article).

But is netflix making backend deals with telco/isp in violation with net neutrality ?

I thought net neutrality was telco/ISP not prioritizing any traffic that flows THRU them. But if a faster link (/a local cache on ISP premises) exists betweem my server and ISP, I don't see how it violates net neutrality.

Can someone please explain ?

Earnestly.

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Tech patent hoarder Intellectual Ventures to lose a fifth of its trolls

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Trollface

Call me a grave dancer.

Because that's what I feel like doing.

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Tricked by satire? Get all your news from Facebook? You're in luck, dummy

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Re: Some satire is deliberately misleading (and hence not satire)

Sounds like el reg unmasked the target audience...

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Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls

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Angel

"You’re off to a bold and exciting start."

translation:

"I (ie ME, or in other words, MYSELF), couldn't do it. You, MY former subordinate, certainly can't pull it off."

"Hope you screw up. Which you will."

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Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?

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Trollface

It's a code really.

Dragon = China.

Asteroid = Missiles

Ghosts = Hacker

Now re-read the article and see how your govt is deliberately ignoring your concerns and trying to make you lot look like a fool.

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Xen to practice art of motor vehicle embedded development

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Pint

And Mr.Pirsig quietly puts the wrench back.

s/X/Z/

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Oracle reveals 32-core, 10 BEEELLION-transistor SPARC M7

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Terminator

"Oracle has revealed..."

Surely you meant to say "The Oracle"...

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