* Posts by Ali on the Reg

126 posts • joined 8 Oct 2009

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Four tuner frenzy: The all-you-can-EEat TV Freeview PVR

Ali on the Reg

Excellent. Now I can record even more crap I will never get round to watching.

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Bought an iPhone 6 Plus? Odds are you've binned the iPad

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What is it Steve Jobs had said?

So does the iPhone 6+ come with 'sandpaper to file down fingers'?

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Be real, Apple: In-app goodie grab games AREN'T FREE – EU

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God-damn interfering EU! Oh no hang on a second, this is good.

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Sailfish OS tablet is GO: Fans stuff cash into Jolla's cap in hand

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Hope its better than Symbian

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£2k burning a hole in your pocket? Let this 'advanced' DRONE relieve you

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For that price I'd want an M61A1 fitted

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Doctor Who trashing the TARDIS, Clara alone, useless UNIT – Death in Heaven

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Glad it isn't just me

Read Brid-Aine's review agree with it 100%. Doctor Who isn't a science fiction series anymore nd hasn't been for a while, it's a fantasy series that isn't particularly fantastic. Yet mysteriously most viewers seem to lap it up even though none of it makes sense in the slightest. I realised after The Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall did well that things no longer have to make sense to suceed, but what a mess.

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Million Mask March: Anonymous' London Guy Fawkes protest a damp squib

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I would have added 'soap-dodging' somewhere in there

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China is ALREADY spying on Apple iCloud users, claims watchdog

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America on the other hand would never spy on it's citizens in this manner

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Ab phab: Apple is Britain's coolest brand YET AGAIN

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Re: Sophie Dahl and Jodie Kidd - models, Julien Macdonald - clothing designer

You are missing the point. Some cool people said it is cool and therefore by buying an Apple product I become cool as well. Research, technical merit, suitability and individual choice be damned. So if you want to join club cool just do what the celebrities tell you.

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DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster

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Reminds me of something

To infinity and beyond!

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Ballmer PERSONALLY wrote Windows' Blue Screen of Death text

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Not as good as Guru Meditation

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Brits' BORKED Samsung kit held up after repair centre slips into administration

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That's because Acer have had a lot of practice repairing their 'goods' (obviously because they are such a big and successful company)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: 4G Android tablet is easy to swallow

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Re: What's the point of the 4G?

4G no longer has a higher premium than 3G on most networks

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It's also a phone!

I bought one and found that it is actually a telephone as well (as helpfully mentioned in this article) - unfortunately the data plan I bought is data-only as those were the only options presented to me by Carphone Warehouse. If you want to make and receive phone calls on this bear this in mind. You can still use SMS though (at least on EE you can). I don't think I'd "feel like a spanner" as it would be quite funny in a 'mines bigger than yours' kind of way. Reminds me of the Trigger Happy TV sketch with the oversized Motorola brick.

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What the FLOCK? Addictive 'Flappy Bird' is back – and it's coming for your family

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Why?

At one point there were handsets on sale on ebay with the game for silly prices after the game was withdrawn. Whether any were sold or not I do not know.

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Top ten car gadgets: Get your motor running with new shiny-shiny

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Still no Head Up Display then

This makes me sad

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Going up: Fancy a virtual flight to 30km above the PLANET?

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Let Facebook pay for it

The way I look at it, why should crowd-sourcing pay the R&D costs for Oculus Rift content?

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Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto V makers for 'using her image'

Ali on the Reg

It probably is a parody of her

But the character is sufficiently different that she will have a hard time proving it, especially as the physical appearance is so different

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Anti-snoop Android 'Blackphone' sees the light of day

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Apparently they won't ship to a PO Box, so how am I supposed to buy one without 'them' knowing?

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S is for SMACKDOWN: Samsung takes Galaxy Tab slab war fruit-side

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Re: Yawn

Don't feed the troll

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Rich bitch sorority girls actually more likely to put out than low-class 'sluts': Study

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Wrong website

I thought I was on The Daily Mash

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Giant pop can FOUND ON MOON

Ali on the Reg

Somehow the fact that they are proposing polluting the moon makes me less inclined to buy their product. Besides, the moon belongs to America.

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Norwegians trial Oculus Rift in tanks: The ultimate battlefield simulator

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Battlezone!

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Chap builds mobe based on Raspberry Pi

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Re: Wow. Just wow.

Brilliantly technical people also frequently lack social skills, its just the way of the world.

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Ali on the Reg

Hi Daniel,

Technically you are correct in everything you have said in your posts and I don't doubt your awesomeness in the field. However, for those of us not as awesome as you we think this non-usable phone project is quite cute. Easily impressed due to our own ignorance? Perhaps.

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Samsung unveils fourth-generation Galaxy Tabs

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Underwhelming

No full HD or OLED. For the company that pioneered the 7" tablet (albeit with some 'inspiration from Apple) this is underwhelming, and it comes 6 months after the Nexus 2013 iteration.

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Facebook Oculus VR buyout: IT WANTS your EYEBALLS

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Re: Gaming community a niche market?

Gaming is bigger than Hollywood

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Re: Sold their souls?

I'm possible in the minority in this respect, but I'd rather retain control of my business and settle merely to become a multi-millionaire rather than a billionaire. My integrity would be intact, I'd have the respect of the gaming community. As a bonus I'd also have the satisfaction of knowing that my product had changed the world and that I would leave a lasting legacy when I die. And, if my crowdsourced product had gone on to be spectacularly successful, I would have given something back to the spirited donors who gave me a leg up. Maybe I'm just naive, I honestly don't know.

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No Notch niche: Minecraft man in rift with Oculus after Facebook gobble

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Re: Thanks Notch

You'll be wanting to look at Sony's offering then

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TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know

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Re: +1 for projectors

You are something of a pioneer by not having a TV at all. I did wonder why I bother having one and realise that it is really for the benefit of guests.

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No single reason

TV sales are falling because most people already have a big HD TV at home already, sometimes more than one. Why upgrade? 3D has died a death. 4k looks good - up close that is! Sit at any normal distance and the difference between 4k and 1080p is barely distinguishable for the vast majority of scenes. This won't stop most people buying it of course but currently prices are high and there does not exist the content or the means to deliver it. OLED has potential but is still way too expensive to manufacture even after 20+ years of development, and TV manufacturers have decided that 4k is more marketable. Mostly however I'd say that computing and the Internet has changed the developed world. Our family for example mostly consume media using computers/tablets - the TV is used very little. And when I say 'media' I don't mean just TV content. Even my 6 year old streams pre-recorded content from a DLNA server to her iPad. If we occasionally want to watch a family-friendly movie we fire up the home cinema projector - these can be purchased for around the same cost or less than a TV these days. And because people can watch what they want, when they want there is no need to congregate around the idiot box at pre-determined times (unless you are a member of the football religion).

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Help! Apple has snaffled the WHOLE WORLD'S supply of sapphire glass

Ali on the Reg

So buy Corning, what's the problem?

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Google warns Glass wearers: Quit being 'CREEPY GLASSHOLES'

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They are reclaiming the word!

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Samsung whips out 12.2-inch 'Professional' iPad killers

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Samsung also made the first 7" tablet, which at the time Steve jobs said would "never catch on" (or words to that affect)

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Alicia Keys throws in towel on BlackBerry's creative director job

Ali on the Reg

The Reg will kick itself for not thinking of that for one of its characteristic smutty headlines

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Samsung: Men, our Gear smartwatch will make you a hit with the sexy ladies

Ali on the Reg

I thought the same when I brought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

It was great at first, It was after all their high-end OLED tablet.

Now however the ladies, upon hearing it still runs Android 4.0, make excuses and shuffle off with a look of disgust. All because Samsung can't be arsed with you once they have your money (not that I'm bitter of course).

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Microsoft touts SCROOGLE merch: Hopes YOU'LL PAY to dump on rival

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Very funny

But I'm still not using Bing

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Want to keep the users happy? Don't call them users for a start

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But ITIL...

I prefer the term 'Customers' (with a capital 'C' because I'm the sniveling kind), but ITIL courses insist I refer to them as Users

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D-Link hole-prober finds 'backdoor' in Chinese wireless routers

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Shoddy work

Were it an American manufacturer the backdoor would be better concealed

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Meet the 'KARDASHIAN Phone' – what Apple bods nicknamed the iPhone 5s

Ali on the Reg

A feeble excuse of an article that simply wanted to post a picture of a really fat arse

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Apple slams brakes on orders of (not so cheap) plasticky iPhone 5C

Ali on the Reg

Either nobody wants a pikey iphone or it isn't pikey enough price-wise

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21st Century Elite remake to support Oculus Rift virtual reality rig

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Re: Colour me skeptical...

Ditto here. Spent many hours on Elite on different platforms, but if you want “an amazing space epic with stunning visuals, incredible gameplay and breath-taking scope, and also fully multi-player” then you could play EVE Valkyrie or Online. I'm still rooting for Elite, but mostly for nostalgia reasons.

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Shadowy drug fans threaten FBI agents, vow to 'avenge' Silk Road shutdown

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The FBI must be terrified

Because a bunch of disgruntled druggie loser keyboard warriors are uniting

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Dear Apple: Want to stay in business? Make an iPhone people can afford

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I disagree

Under Jobs, Apple kept high prices and pushed the whole 'aspirational brand' angle. It worked . They should instead continue to innovate (easier said than done) and increase their prices. The goal is to bring in a profit, not take over the world in terms of revenue or quantities sold.

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DEATH WATCH counts down seconds to wearer's demise

Ali on the Reg

Very original idea

Not copying the film In Time at all

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Samsung: Sod off Apple, we've made gold mobes for way longer than you

Ali on the Reg

I predict black will be fashionable once again very soon

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Grand Theft Auto V: Violent, sweary and amazingly ambitious

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Actually the Daily Mail gave it a glowing review with top marks

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Nissan promises to sell self-driving cars by 2020

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Insurance?

I have to wonder what the insurance implications will be with self-driving cars? If such a car is involved in an accident then who is liable? After all, every time I install a piece of software I have to agree to sign away any rights I think I may have, absolving the developers of all liability.

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See a young Brit's mobe? 55% chance it has nekkid selfies on it, claims poll

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What I don't understand is why do so many teenage girls allow their boyfriend to film them during sex acts. What do they get out of it (apart from subsequent humiliation)

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Jaguar to open new car-making factory in Blighty (virtually)

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I don't understand the headline

Jags are manufactured in Britain and it's been widely reported how they have increased the capacity recently. They have also had to appease the unions over working hours. Tata are simultaneously looking to manufacture in other territories like China and India, but thats no different to Japanese factories in the UK.

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