* Posts by Frank Bough

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Just WALK IN and buy an Apple Watch. Are you mad?

Frank Bough

Re: You want difficult?

Have Rolex managed to build a watch that can keep time yet?

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Frank Bough

Re: Not sensible

...and I thank God for it every day. I don't have to spend my spare time roleplay gaming!

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Frank Bough

Re: Lazy facts

Who cares? Is someone with a large collection of hand-painted Orc models keeping a spreadsheet?

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Nice films though, aren't they? I could almost see the point...

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Frank Bough

Re: This largely explains

You just tap one of the cultists on the shoulder and they whip out their iPhone and charge your card. Even easier if you use your iTunes account. No queuing, no bullshit. Receipt gets emailed to you, you just walk off with you iDevice or whatever.

There is no step three, remember?

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Cross-dressing blokes storm NSA HQ: One shot dead, one hurt

Frank Bough

Re: Too soon

Those Aboriginal Americans just died of boredom, I suppose?

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Apple Watch is like an invasive weed says Gartner

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2007 called, it wants its anti-Apple FUD back.

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NORK internet outage was payback for Sony hack – US politician

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Because their internet connection is the cheapest and easiest way to root NRK yet devised.

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Apple about to make Apple TV WAY LESS SUCKY - report

Frank Bough

I don't get it

Apple already has a streaming service, and it's the best of the bunch. The problem is that it is eye-wateringly expensive. If Apple want to bring down prices, I'm all for it, if they want me to pay £3 for a TV show, then they're going nowhere.

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$17,000 Apple Watch: Pointless bling, right? HA! You're WRONG

Frank Bough

Re: That mailing list

That would make some sense if they didn't sell the same thing for 300

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Chewier than a slice of Pi: MIPS Creator CI20 development board

Frank Bough

Could you install IRIX on one of these?

...could it run flame?

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Chappie: The AI tale that’s about heart, not intelligence

Frank Bough

Hang on...

Elysium is a fucking great movie!

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Oi. APPLE fanboi! You with the $10k and pocket on fire! Fancy a WATCH?

Frank Bough

Re: Really?

A Casio is more accurate.

People who walk around with thousands of pounds worth of jewellery on are desperately trying to prove something.

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Frank Bough

Re: Resale Value - not a lot

Give quiche a chance.

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Frank Bough

Re: Hmm...$10,000...

MRG 100T

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Samsung forks 4K with Tizen tellies

Frank Bough

Re: Entertaining

...assuming that the whole process of remastering Avatar for beyond rec709 and beyond HD takes place, and is then made available on a suitably high-band delivery mechanism. I'm not sure there's enough appetite out there to move on from HD. Who will buy 4k discs when SD and HD disc sales are in free fall?

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Did NSA, GCHQ steal the secret key in YOUR phone SIM? It's LIKELY

Frank Bough

Re: A kind of digital...

El Dorado, no less.

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Frank Bough

Re: Astouded!!

To spy on them you have to be able to spy on us as we all use the same technology. It's really simple. I'm amazed at the disbelief being expressed here, especially as this is a pretty tech literate audience. How was Bletchley Park right and this wrong?

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Bloody teenager

Snowden is a fucking prick. NSA and GCHQ are doing exactly what I'd expect them to do. They are spies, what does everyone think they did? Russia and China are loving this shit.

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Apple LIGHTSABERS to feature in The Force Awakens

Frank Bough

Re: Retrogression of the "Force".

Why let any kind of sense get in the way of a cash juggernaut?

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Hipsters snap up iPod Classics for $$$s after Apple kills rusty gadget

Frank Bough

bad HDD

I've got a broken 80GB Classic (failed HDD, natch), if the drive's IDE, could I just swap in a big CF card?

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Chromecast video on UK, Euro TVs hertz so badly it makes us judder – but Google 'won't fix'

Frank Bough

Apple TV

can run at at a wide range of output resolutions and frame rates.

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NHS quango fatcats spend £2m tax dosh on iPads and iPhones

Frank Bough

A droplet in the atmosphere...

compared to all the money pissed away on blackberry servers, windows licences and fucking Lorenzo over the years. Big woop.

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Apple's OS X Yosemite slurps UNSAVED docs into iCloud

Frank Bough

Re: It used to be Microsoft was the evil Empire

Nice to see Microsoft AstroTurf is still alive and kicking. It's comforting that some things never change.

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Frank Bough

Re: @AC Re: "and others are critical of Apple's changes."

As soon as you connect to the Internet,your security is fucked. Get a grip, at least with Apple you have some consumer rights because you paid for their services.

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Continuity

this is surely required for Continuity to work efficiently?

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Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET

Frank Bough

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Convenience. iTunes has a big catalogue, good artwork, booklets etc and is quick and easy to pay for. Expensive, certainly, but very functional. Sound quality is decent, no DRM. I've bought a few things on iTunes over the years though I generally torrent or buy CDs. Spotify is the thing that's harming iTunes revenues, playlist sharing is ubiquitous.

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‘For the love of Pete, America, learn about decent chocolate’

Frank Bough

Re: Eh?

You can get excellent chocolate in Tesco. How much more ubiquitous do you want?

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iPad AIR 2 and iPad MINI 3, 5K iMac: World feels different today – and it IS

Frank Bough

There's always one

what's difficult to understand about FASTER, SAME PRICE?

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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

Frank Bough

Re: Given the amount of effort required in that video

Sure, but Alu doesn't spring in the same way steel or ti do, and that's what this phone case needs to do. Apple use a 'unibody' construction technique where they take a solid piece of Alu and mill it down to spec. Great for thermal performance, recyclability et al but not strong or springy in extremis.

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Frank Bough

Re: pocket phablet problem

Not too clever at making money.

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Frank Bough

Re: Is that a phablet in your pocket?

It certainly out performed the iPhone, but it did distort somewhat. The whole thing twisted about its long axis. Apple were foolish to abandon stainless steel, the 4 and 4s can really take a licking.

Apple have really fucked up here.

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Frank Bough

Class Action

this will inevitably go to court and Apple will inevitably climb down. Can you imagine how many of these things will be totally borked after a few months in the wild? Apple should start refunding now to prevent a bigger PR disaster.

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus: GORGEOUS FAT pixel density - but it's WASTED

Frank Bough

We've been here before...

Surely a neater solution would have been to consider the display comprising 3 x 640 x 960 or 1920 x 960 with a 120 pixel height increase? Especially as the display is implicitly landscape in nature.

Still, Apple used to have a constant dpi system for their computer monitors too and had to give that up in the fullness of time.

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What the 4K: High-def DisplayPort vid meets reversible USB Type C

Frank Bough

Re: Good cables are better

...any connected device included DV cams, audio hubs and external disks. Huge security risks, all.

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

Frank Bough

Re: An unsually poor comment

Yes, all of those are losing money on their Android phones.

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Frank Bough

Re: Thinning the herd

How is Apple similar, again?

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Frank Bough

Re: Emerging markets

Geeks aren't sophisticated enough to understand that, and astroturfers know only too well.

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Frank Bough

Re: lets look at this in another way..

iOS can do various things with BT, but Apple keep a tight rein on it to prevent in becoming a security issue. Apple also has a history of adopting the latest BT tech first.

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Frank Bough

Re: lets look at this in another way..

Have you heard of the Internet? That's what the i part of iPhone stands for! Fun fact, there.

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Frank Bough

Re: Really can't get this

They are now out of business, of course, while Mac sales keep edging up.

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Frank Bough

Re: Uneducated toss.

If it's so great why doesn't anyone want it?

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s

Frank Bough

Re: Repetition and paddding

Cox has done some great work. Wonders of Life was outstanding.

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Frank Bough

I have an Apple TV

...but I'd hardly hold it up as an example of UI brilliance. If only Apple would free the bloody thing we might get some innovative apps on there.

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4:3 is just as superior in the 21st century as it was in the 20th

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Let XKCD's Randall Munroe satisfy your curiosity in this excerpt from his book, What If

Frank Bough

Re: Huh?

Google fuck with Apple apps all the time - just try using gmail via IMAP from Mail.

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Slough isn't fit for humans now, says Amazon. We're going to Shoreditch

Frank Bough

Re: Which is worse?

On balance, it has to be Shoreditch.

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Frank Bough

Re: Ahhhhh soooo tempting

If you want a job, Slough is one of the best places to live in the UK. Simple. If other towns followed Slough's example the IK would be a more enterprising and wealthier place.

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Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?

Frank Bough

Re: Err...

Bullshit. Smartphones in Europe were blown away by the iPhone because it was a massively better product.

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Frank Bough

Re: Err...

…but it IS falling in cost - you get more compute performance, a better camera, superior radio tech and a bigger screen for the same money.

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