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3071 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s

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Re: Air Jesus?

None of you read Transmetropolitan.

I'm disappointed but not all that surprised.

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Air Jesus?

"I am so unbelievably bored that I will buy your ridiculous shoesphone...."

(restore my faith, commentards. Go on.)

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NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14

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heh

"Refactoring means features which improve the structure of the code without changing its output."

You put that line in especially for VB developers, right?

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Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'

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Re: I think...

I'm not a climatologist but I am something of an expert on computer activity models, having worked with them for the last 20 years.

As such, I am qualified to give the opinion that every single climate model published to date has been horrendously half-baked junk and incapable of providing any basis for projection.

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Captain Kirk sets phaser to SLAUGHTER after trying new Facebook app

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That tumblr post is a really quite in-depth and well-reasoned review.

I admit to being surprised.

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Re: I object

He was amazing on Boston Legal.

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So whither Microsoft? If Nadella knows, he is keeping it well hidden

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Re: Story behind Seattle layoffs

But also apparently is wholly invented.

[citation provided]

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@chekri

There is a problem with shifting Windows Phones on very low cost hardware, and it's innate to the OS.

That problem is, WP makes it very difficult to pirate your apps. There are whole markets (especially the Indian subcontinent, China and some of South America) where better than half of the app "market" is filled by piracy.

That's the only reason why Android will continue to own those markets. It's not about Google Play, it's not about what's "better". It's about whether the phone is the only investment or whether it's an ongoing cost.

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Re: Microsoft can only win...

And presumably they do so well in cloudy stuff because Amazon and Google are incompetent.

OR (and this is an option) you're just wrong.

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Secondhand Point-o-Sale terminal was horrific security midden

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Re: POS

Hahahahaha, I get it! We're all supposed to laugh at the Asian man's funny name! Ahahahaha! What a hilarious joker you are!

And clearly not racist at all.

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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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> Content unavailable. Error code: BOYCOTT

Stays at the wicket for years at a time doing absolutely nothing.

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New Star Wars movie plot details leak, violate common sense and laws of physics

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Re: H2G2 style

Say what you like about pod racing, it made for an actually playable LucasArts Star Wars game. As opposed to all the shit ones that only sold because they had lightwangs in.

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PICS: Nokia Lumia 930 – We reveal its ONE unique selling point

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Re: Sensors

All the Lumias have BTLE.

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Re: In other words....

I know that, I've got one. I'd like something with the 1020 camera but the 1020 doesn't have Qi charging and I'd be throwing away my investment in chargers.

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Re: In other words....

Treading water, probably.

I have a 920 but am (like many 920 owners) waiting for the update to the 1020, which will hopefully have wireless charging and a bloody micro-sd port.

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For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets

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Because learning new systems and supporting walled gardens absolutely fine and completely necessary if those are Apple or Google systems and walled gardens while obviously it's a nasty monopolistic power grab if MS do it.

Right.

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Say goodbye to landfill Android: Top 10 cheap 'n' cheerful smartphones

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I would but the Motorola V Dot is not longer even on ebay.

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MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws

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So we (the public) are not represented then. At all.

What further evidence does anyone need?

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Do YOU work at Microsoft? Um. Are you SURE about that?

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Re: Fire a few people?

Sinofsky's already gone.

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'Ribbed' for your pleasure: Jony Ive unveils NAKED IPHONE

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Re: Seal

> Bathtime iPhones?

Good luck plugging your headphones into that. Or charging it.

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

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None of that happens if you click ON THE DESKTOP. If you click other apps, ALT+F4 closes them, as you'd expect.

Are you just really bad at IT or looking for excuses to hate something?

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Re: Time for some truly revolutionary GUIs?

Because Windows is an enterprise OS, in the main. Imagine a busy office with everyone and his cat shouting at their computers. How productive!

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"Prior to Update 1, powering down your machine required you to move the mouse to the lower left-hand corner of your screen, slowly hovering over that corner, right-clicking the Start button or pressing Windows key and X on your keyboard, then clicking on "Shut down" or "Sign out"."

Or, y'know, clicking on the desktop and hitting ALT+F4.

Rocket Science! Waaaaaaay too hard for support desk, right?

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That 'wiped' Android phone you bought is stuffed with NAKED SELFIES – possibly

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Re: Happened to me twice.

Copy everything to a PC, manually delete everything on the phone and then perform a factory reset.

Don't forget your SD cards, if applicable.

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Report: UK.gov wants to legislate on comms data BEFORE next election

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Re: Knee jerk reaction

> Can anyone propose an alternative means to monitor internet activity of serious criminals and terrorists?

How about, and you realize I'm just wildly spitballing here, getting a fucking warrant?

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What the world needs now is... a Bluetooth-enabled baby's dummy

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Meh

Better idea

Yes, Bluetooth if you like but a locator instead.

Finding where my horrible spawn hurls the bloody things more easily would actually be worth money.

I do wonder how this miracle idea is supposed to stand up to eight minutes in a superheated steam sterilizer, though.

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Universal Discredit: Gov admits Treasury HASN'T signed off biz case

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Re: Only asking

One of the most informative posts in a comment thread I've ever read.

Thank you.

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Russian law will force citizens' personal data to be stored locally

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Are you suggesting that somebody wants to read your livejournal?

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Crypto thwarts TINY MINORITY of Feds' snooping efforts

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Re: Goal Defines Intelligence?

> With a modest amount of respect, terrorists are not idiots.

With rather greater respect, yes they are. Especially those that believe that murdering a fuckton of people gets them a ticket to heaven from a merciful God.

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What's it like using the LG G smartwatch and Android Wear? Let us tell YOU

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Re: So what are the reasons to have one?

It's pretty simple. I don't want a new car right now so I don't read the occasional reviews and tell everyone that I neither want nor need one because clearly, some people do.

This is called "not judging everyone else's needs by your own" and it's a thing that most people who aren't hopelessly autistic pick up pretty quickly. Usually before they can type. I don't know what went wrong with you.

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Super-snoop bid: UK government hits panic button on EU data retention ruling

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Re: Well you know...

"May further defended the plans by barking the new government slogan ‘Paedo 9/11′ in response to questions and has commissioned a children’s cartoon where ‘Blinky’ the security eye helps people find lost car keys in a bid to make it less terrifying,

May added: “It’s a well known fact that anybody planning to do something unspeakable, either with a bomb or their own penis, will chat about it at length with lots of other people using their own home computer and phone.

“Paedo 9/11.”

clicky

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Re: Help!

> "Help us Nick Clegg, you're our only hope."

If you vote Lib Dem, you'll a) get a Snooper's Charter and b) get another attempt at proportional representation, the only purpose of which is to keep the Lib Dems in every government ever forever.

Time for a revolution.

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David Cameron wants mobe network roaming INSIDE the UK

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Re: Whatever the answer may be......

I have lived very close to one of those areas and yes, they claim full 3G coverage even indoors.

In fact, there is only coverage outdoors and that's from a different provider. Because EE that network are bullshitting.

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Dutch firm passes the world's first e-spliff to the left hand side

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> The anti-vapour people just hate the fact that most of their arguments have been nullified.

> I am sure they would do the same if there was a safer alcohol as well.

That's because they can't sneer at you so easily. I think the Daily Mash sums this one up nicely.

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Re: But do the puffers still stink?

Can't speak for the technoganja, but e-cigs don't smell. At all.

Some flavours can have a whiff about them them but since this is often along the lines of coffee, vanilla or - as mentioned - gummy bears... deal with it?

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Who needs a ride-on mower when a ROBOT will cut your grass

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If you buy the lawn-mowing robot, you own the lawn-mowing robot.

Please, there's only so much doom&gloom anyone can take seriously.

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Re: Thirteen hundred quid?

Possibly, but...

What if you've got £1300 now but you have absolutely no idea whether you're going to continue to have £SUM to pay a gardener for the five-ten year life of the mower?

It's also smaller than a big-ass petrol mower so easier to move around and will not become redundant with a smaller lawn. Electric charging means it's way more convenient, too.

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I'm also in the market.

I discovered a few years ago that when you have hayfever, even a tractor-mower is a bloody chore rather than fun.

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EFF wants you to open your Wi-Fi to IMPROVE privacy

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Considering that FON absolutely never works without demanding money, I'd guess probably not.

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Microsoft brings own security info exchange to the world

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Wow, a visitor from 1998!

Here's £50. Buy me some Apple shares and I'll give you 10% when you arrive in 2014 for the second time.

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Firefighters deliver trapped student from GIANT GERMAN LADYPARTS

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Re: What puzzles me ...

Oh, you triggered my ex-farmworker from Wiltshire -

They represent about a day's work when you have to mow the bloody field.

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9 Dark Social Truths That Will Totally Blow Your Bowels!

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Re: #2

Buyer's remorse!

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Re: #2

I don't mock ISIS in case Archer comes round and shoots me.

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#2

Rubber dinghy rapids, bro.

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Google spaffs $50 MILLION on 'get girls coding' campaign

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@Lis 0r

But women are a majority.

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Firefox 30

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Firefox 30

Is it just me or is anyone else finding FF30.0 utterly unusable? Since the "upgrade", I can open exactly one page. Any attempt to do anything on the page - click, scroll, anything at all - or open a second page results in the browser hanging and then (eventually) a full CTD.

OS Win7 32bit at work. At home on Win8.1.1 64bit and on debian it's fine.

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Azure turns on disaster recovery service

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Microsoft's pricing regime is a little odd

How unusual!

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BT and TalkTalk BOTH claim victory as Ofcom tackles fibre price row

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One of those games where you wish everyone could lose.

BT, TalkTalk, OFCOM....

There is simply no benefit to actual people whoever wins.

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How farsighted is Microsoft's Azure RemoteApp?

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Re: effort [..] required to manage a fleet of Windows machines

It does indicate that you would no longer have to upgrade crappy old applications for, for example, supported operated systems.

Need to run something that was coded for IE6/ActiveX ?

You have these choices:

1. Kill yourself.

2. Upgrade it at [X] cost.

3. Stick with XP because of this one application, with all that entails.

4. Use Citrix and pay 24/7 static costs or host it yourself.

5. Have MS deliver it as a service.

On 4 or 5, your managers can even use the horrible MacBook Airs that they demanded because of shiny without worrying about the platform.

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Today's get-rich-quick scheme: Build your own bank

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Re: Priced out

So is BoE bank rate on £1Bn enough to cover costs? That's £5m

Costs are pretty low (except for access to the ATM network and I don't know what that goes at) so let's say it is.

Is it enough to generate a profit?

My guess is not.

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