* Posts by treboR

27 posts • joined 12 Sep 2009

Lyft hits the brakes: Ban threat stalls taxi app's New York City launch

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The public is reminded not to make their own choices about the goods and services they consume, because We know better and/or may have a vested interest in preventing competition.

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Keep monopoly or make network expensive, NBN Co warns

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The private networks should totally be allowed to build FTTP any where they want

Stop here and you have it right.

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In soviet russia, monopolies reduce price

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US spanks phone-jamming vendor with $34.9 MEEELLION fine

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Re: China: Figures

Supplying a product that people want, at a price they're prepared to pay is definitely capitalism. If it was communism at work they'd have a whole factory devoted to making lime-green left hand shoes and another factory 700 miles away turning out bright red right hand shoes, for hundreds of times the going market rate. And they'd be the only shoes you could buy. And they'd be way behind on production so there would be a waiting list.

But hey, they'd have 100% employment so that's something, right?

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Stopping IT price gouging would risk SOCIALIST DYSTOPIA!

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All this government regulation is stifling competition and driving the price up. The answer is more regulation.

Drinking raw sewage is ruining my health. The answer is to drink more sewage.

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Bondi shark alert systems beams warning to nobody on Google Plus

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IT IS WET

YOU ARE LIKELY TO BE EATEN BY A SHARK

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App to manage Android app permissions

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If you do decide to try it, you need to remove Snoopwall as a device administrator before you can uninstall it.

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Apple CEO Cook breaks YEARS OF SILENCE, finally speaks to El Reg hack

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Meh

It's not that bizarre, he just looks a bit like Richard Whitley

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Love in an elevator.... testing mast: The National Lift Tower

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good article

Used to live in Northampton. Used to use the red light on the top as a navigational aid while walking home from the pub p*ssed.

When I lived there they were threatening to pull it down, glad they won't now.

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DoCoMo tests blackout-proof hydrogen cell base station in Japan

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Happy

Molten salt batteries

Molton salt batteries are the way to go. They're rechargeable and you can store them for a long time when they're cold with no self discharge and start them again with a detonator. Used in missile guidance systems, and more recently as the batteries for newer diesel electric locomotives with regenerative rather than just rheostatic braking.

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Antarctic ice formed at CO2 levels much higher than today's

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Pint

LOL

The climate models currently used don't work, when you start from way back and feed in known data to calculate what the climate *now* should be, they fail.

So until they can work to within acceptable bounds of credulity with what we know to be fact, why should we entrust them with our future?

http://www.nipccreport.org/reports/2011/pdf/01ClimateModels.pdf this report has some of the info.

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Dev's iPhone cable melts after iOS 5 upgrade

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03:14:08 19/01/2038

That's more a problem with ZTE phones I think. Something they did in their custom ROM.

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Software bugs block O2 PlayStation phone release

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branded?

The last half a dozen O2 phones I've bought, from the O2 shop, have been unlocked and unbranded. That was part of the reason I stuck with 'em.

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Windows Phone 7 gets cut'n'paste, other tweaks in update

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Cut & Paste and Multitasking

.. both things that symbian could do well.

Shame the interface is a dog's dinner

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Google: Street View spycars did slurp your Wi-Fi

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Geolocation without GPS

I don't know about other browsers, but in Firefox If you go on Google Maps, there's a button under the compass, which if you click it, churns away for a moment and centres the map on your approximate location. Since my computer doesn't have GPS, it must be doing it by working out what wifi networks are in range of my machine and looking it up in a database. It'll obviously work better in cities and built up areas where the networks are a lot denser.

It's a neat feature, there's nothing overtly sinister about it - if it meant I could get location-aware services without turning on a battery-thirsty GPS chip I'd probably say it was a good thing.

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Win an HP Touchsmart 600 All-in-one-PC!

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First mass-produced camera heads to auction

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Flash powder?

If it has to burn for up to 30 minutes, that's one hell of a flash.

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Police snapper silliness reaches new heights

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FAIL

eye-fi

Nice idea, if they bring out a 3G version.

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'We must all stop washing to save the planet'

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FAIL

@Am I missing something?

Have a read of this:

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100019301/climategate-another-smoking-gun/

It's pretty hard to believe that any climate change is man made when the people telling us it is stand to gain from the cap & trade type taxes (al gore I'm looking at you) and when the people reporting it can't get their facts straight and have to keep massaging the figures (michael mann I'm looking at you particularly - and the latest figure-fudgers as well)

Why are the pro-AGW brigade so against the idea of open, balanced debate? Why are sceptical comments "mindless"? You throw out all these straw-man arguments about conspiracies which nobody but you mentioned, offered as proof of the outright KRAYZEE nature of these "commentarding idiots" Scepticism is the fundamental, central position of healthy scientific reasoning. Dogmatic acceptance of received wisdom, as preached from on high by an authority figure is not.

But don't worry, you don't have to listen to me because i'm a mindless commentarding idiot! Al Gore will make it all right in the end, just before the polar bears all drown and we burn in hell for our evil ways. Or something.

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FAIL

Fudging the figures again?

Pushing up the estimated CO2 produced by 15%? So soon after another lot of greenhouse gasholes were caught out "adjusting" figures?

They don't learn their lessons easily, do they.

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Aus gov dredges up cuter panic-button for kids online

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Unhappy

Connect to sources of help..

Surely their *parents* should be the first source of help.

The state can't take the place of parenting, no matter how much the lefties wish it would be so.

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Last call: HTC Hero up for grabs

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@Gerard Krupa

After I log in, I don't see the T&C link mentioning the competition. It's only there when I'm logged out.

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LG: watchphones for all in 2010

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@puck

Non-ionising radiation doesn't cause cancer.

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Symbian channels iPhone love into Android scrap

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Jobs Horns

I like S60 5th Edition

I'm a bit biased because I'm used to symbian phones, but I really like the S60 5th edition touch interface. It seems a good balance between what "old" symbian users will be used to and adding new touchscreen features - you tap the clock and it brings up the alarm application. Tap the name of the current profile, up comes the list so you can choose. The only thing bugging me is that it's got one inconsistency, some items are tap-to-select, and some are tap-to-activate. I'd prefer it if they were all tap to select, double tap to activate. Symbian usually gives you "options" on one softkey and "OK" or similar on the other, tap to select allows that to carry on, and a fast tap-tap would be the same as pressing the centre of the navigation D-pad on the older interface.

Anyway the fact that even on a low-end handset like the 5800 it can handle multiple applications at once, and doesn't dump me out if someone phones puts it ahead of the iPhone in my estimation.

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Palm Pre re-re-introduces iTunes synchronization

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FAIL

Hard to pick a side with this one

It doesn't cost apple anything to let palm have the ability to sync, but then again it doesn't help either since the only people who are going to be using itunes + pre will already be using itunes, they're unlikely to download it just for that.

Nokia have a nice bit of software that can read a folder full of iTunes playlists and download the tracks to the phone, so you make sure you've got a playlist named "nokia 5800" or whatever you choose on your iTunes list and away it goes. Why can't Palm go down that route? That way they don't have to pretend anything and apple have no way to cut them off at the knees.

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Apple Mail and iPhone users get vid-tracked

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Hmm

Might have to stop using Apple Mail then. I'd previously assumed that turning off an option actually.. y'know.. turned it off.

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TomTom goes Jock to abuse English 'bas'

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to which i reply

Bolt, ya rocket.

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