* Posts by dogged

4992 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Return of the Pocket PC: Acer shows off Jade Primo PC Phone

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Re: Why not Atom?

Because (and this is a guess), W10 doesn't have the capacity to make phone calls and WM10 won't run W32 applications.

If the Universal Platform thing takes off, however, you won't need W32 applications. And this thing (and others like it) is the best possible reason for the Universal Platform to become popular because MDM can lock down a smartphone like nothing on earth with basically zero administration (cost saving), phones are comparatively dirt cheap (cost saving) and there are a gazillion office drones out there who only use MS Office every day (which is already a Universal app) so... big fat cost saving.

Short version - it isn't aimed at us. It's aimed at the kind of corporate that orders 500 shitty HP desktop boxes at a time.

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Re: Lost me at windows

Nobody else's phones support simultaneous USB3 (or C) and HDMI connections.

So presumably Windows because then it'll work.

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Interesting but with Acer's legendary build quality, I'll definitely pass.

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Netflix releases reflected XSS audit tool for biz

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thanks. The new job makes this useful information to have.

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Sorry, Californians, you can't have this: Asus to build WATER COOLED notebook

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What's water-cooled?

The CPU or the external GPU?

The latter seems more likely to me.

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Popcorn time at Popcorn Time: More vid slurpers hauled into court

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Re: Popcorn

Streaming Adam Sandler movies is a criminal waste of bandwidth.

(I quite like "You don't mess with the Zohan" but only because it's a genuinely accurate spoof on Israelis. Minority appeal, I grant you).

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Mate S: Huawei 'beats' Apple to force-touch phone launch

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Re: it's useful kit

You're missing the point in an enormous way. Pair this with something like MyFitnessPal and it's a dieters dream.

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Small wonder, little competition: Asus Chromebook Flip

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keyboard

Other reviews I've seen say basically "nice little machine rendered useless by fuckawful keyboard".

Do you agree, Alun?

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Back to school: Six of the smartest cheap 'n' cheerful laptops

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Re: Don't forget second hand options.

It's not just the T series. I got an X1 Carbon Touch off ebay for a smidgen over £350. Which is a) in this price range and b) kicks the absolute shit out of anything reviewed here on every level.

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Bloke clicks GitHub 'commit' button in Visual Studio, gets slapped with $6,500 AWS bill

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Re: Nominative Determinism

yes, really.

If you don't know who he is, you don't develop with Git and you're probably not a developer at all.

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Win10 Insider build 10532: Avoid if you run Chrome 64-bit

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Re: Another Windows 10 fiasco!

But did her bum look big in that?

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Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive

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Wrong subject?

"Can somebody please get this screaming bitch off my arse?"

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Apple will reveal new iPhone on Sept 9 – this is what it may look like

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Re: Microsoft's 'Cityman' and 'Talkman'

Nothing so interesting. Those are manufacturing codenames. The release names are almost certainly Lumia 950 (for Talkman) and Lumia 950XL (for Cityman).

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The Onion Router is being cut up and making security pros cry

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Re: any system that obstructs being spied upon

>Whoa there, Hedy!

That's HEDLEY!

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Re: any system that obstructs being spied upon

You forgot rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and Methodists.

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'Hans free' mobe gag crowned Fringe's funniest

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We can beat that.

I see the people of Thailand have elected their first female Prime Minister.

OR HAVE THEY?!?

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Enjoy vaping while you still can, warns Public Health England

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Re: Spite

> Really? Did the start of a long recession just before the smoking ban started have nothing to do with falling pub attendance

Historically pub profits rise during any given recession. So probably yes, the long recession had nothing to do with pubs starting to fail.

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Re: Who should take the credit for this?

> I bet Jezza C would reverse this ridiculous nonsense... no.. wait... oh.

Clarkson? He'd make it mandatory.

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Re: Does anyone know...

Locally some oil's have been shown by trading standards to contain quite high concentrations of ethylene gycol I personally would rather that wasnt being blown in my face

1. Antifreeze and/or cheap white whine? You snob.

2. Oils See me after class.

*flexes cane*

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Re: nonsense..

> Let's not forget even if it's nothing but nicotine and water, it can still cause harm.

How?

Nicotene (by itself) is not carcinogenic and water is water.

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Antiques in spaaaaace! Retired space shuttles cannibalised for parts

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Quick! Call Ian McShane!

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Cheers, Bill Gates. Who wouldn't want drinking water made from POO?

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@hplasm

> How about- "Don't shit in the well!"

I realize you're being a dick about this purely because it's Bill Gates and if was anyone else except Steve Ballmer you'd probably love it, but let's assume you;re not just trolling and answer the question.

What we're looking at is called an upstream village problem. You live in a village by a river. You have close neighbours downstream; they are even probably related to you. Either way, they know you and where you live and you are a very short walk away from them. You probably don't shit in the river because you'd make them ill, which a) would be bad for them and b) because there are always consequences would also be bad for you. Especially if they outnumber you.

However, the village downstream is three days away by foot and donkey and nobody you know has even been there so everyone shits in the river just past your village because fuck those guys.

This is called "reality". It has problems which some people are trying to solve. I approve of them solving those problems. You seem to prefer to just shit in the metaphorical well.

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Typewriters suck. Yet we're infinitely richer for those irritating machines

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Heating

A standard part of a middle class British lifestyle in the 1960s would be ice forming on the inside of the bedroom window overnight.

Pretty standard part of a tenant farmer's lifestyle right up until 2003 when the landlords decided to sell out from under him and finally put in heating beyond two open fires downstairs to sweeten the deal.

The thing about a 14th century listed farmhouse is, none of the windows or doors fit and you can't replace them with ones that do. I recognize the impending danger of a Four Yorkshiremen thread (as stated above) but when I was a kid, the ice formed on the eiderdown. Getting out of bed sounded like jumping on a big bag of crisps.

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Mozilla-Microsoft spat latest: Firefox yanks Cortana away from Bing

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Re: i thought i'd educate myself

I note your penguin icon.

I hope your research usually goes a little deeper than wikipedia if you're using that commercially.

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Google's Moto-v-Microsoft appeal denied

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Re: Microsoft are simply just better at being evil

Short version - "we're going to do everything Google does except read your email".

Better or worse?

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Re: One day at a time...

Are you suggesting that Motorola's WiFi and cellular patents are frivolous? Because a whole lot of RnD begs to differ. Those are FRAND patents because they are essential.

Just trying to charge one company more than another company to use them is a massive dick move as the court agrees.

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Hacktivists congratulate Daily Show's Jon Stewart via Donald Trump's website

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Re: Say what...?

> Just about the only thing I gathered after reading it was, as El Reg says in the standfirst, that they think The Donald is an asshole.

Points deducted for stating the obvious, then?

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The Q7: Audi’s big SUV goes from tosspot to tip-top

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Re: I don't know about your part of the world but...

"Rich Farmer"? East Anglian detected.

Also, I noted this little gem from the article -

One is called Traffic Jam Assistant, which, at speeds below 37mph, uses the adaptive cruise control and a camera to keep the car in lane and at a fixed space behind the vehicle ahead

About an inch a half, right? It's an Audi, after all.

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

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Re: " Are you feeling self-doubt? Or are you just a dick?"

I don't have a Surface, hplasm. The directors here have them but I am merely a lowly tech arch, I do not merit such toys.

And how does pointing out that picking on a new guy is an asshole thing to do make me anyone's poodle?

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So... his opinion is irrelevant if he signed up 9 weeks ago?

Are you perhaps suggesting that he signed up 9 weeks ago purely in order to post good things about Windows 10, perhaps for some kind of financial reward? If so the poem about the Hobbit game isn't exactly high productivity, is it Hans 1?

Basically, what the fuck is your problem Hans 1? Did somebody not join in with hating what you hate? Are you feeling self-doubt? Or are you just a dick?

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Re: Close but no cigar

9 grand for a Mk2? The Mk1 Lotus GT edition, maybe but a Mk2? My grandparents had one. It was shit.

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Re: I'm sure for many of us…

> Sorry Microsoft, this ship has sailed.

People here have been crying the same tune since WinXP launched. "lol fisher price, I'll never use it". They always do.

Forgive me if I disbelieve you the same way I disbelieve the rest of them.

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Edge out rivals? No! Firefox boss BLASTS Microsoft's Windows 10 browser brouhaha

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Re: You know what

> But from what I can see from the literature available, it's hard to know whether this release is a hit or a miss.

Honestly I think that's because a) this release isn't complete yet and b) the Reg seems to be gunning for MS recently (probably to please its idiot commentariat). Compare, for example, Andrew Orlowski's review on the Register to... well, practically anyone else's. Engadget's is a bit gushing but Peter Bright's on Ars Technica is far more sensible and reasoned (and still overall approving).

Win10 has rough edges at the moment (no pun intended). I've been asked by a few people whether they should upgrade and in every case (except for the developer and the syadmin who I gave a straight "yes, do it now, you need to learn this shit"), my advice has been "yes. But leave it until around Hallowe'en."

Because by then Edge should support AdBlock, NoScript and Ghostery, the dodgy bits should be sorted out and all necessary workarounds (for anything, we don't know yet) will be well documented. But if you don't need to upgrade, leave it until end of October/beginning of November. Patience will be of benefit to you.

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> Yeah, like the on-by-default sending your browsing history to Microsoft, it's aimed at the unsuspecting majority.

I'm guessing you either don't use or don't understand Chrome then.

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This is TRUE science: Harvard boffins fire up sizzling BACON LASER

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Re: I welcome our new

I don't think anyone had to do it.

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Oh look – Office Mobile apps to go with your shiny Windows 10

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Also implies linux fanboys have only just started hating when a quick look at the Reg's comment forums and anything on Slashdot indicates that the hate has never really stopped since about 1996.

(Which is, interestingly enough, about the time I built my first linux box. Now that was driver hell).

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The full version of OneNote is free. You can download a fresh copy here.

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Windows 10: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to Microsoft's long apology for Windows 8

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Re: I'm disgusted!

A "normal" user will wait for Win10 to automagically update.

The command line is for those of us who know how to use it.

Shut up.

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That's a good question!

According to Wireshark (which really does get uglier by the iteration), Win10 is not sending keystrokes to Microsoft except for anything typed into the Search/Cortana box.

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Re: Local backup options

> Anything like MacOS Timemachine built in or available that can be recommended to civilian users?

Yup, it has the same (or similar, I haven't checked the backups for differences so maybe an algorithm has changed, who knows) invisible incremental file backup as Win8.x

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Re: Multiple desktops

> I've just checked my old Linux machine, which is donkeys years old. It appears that has multiple desktops too.

It probably has a media player too and you know what? Windows had one before any linux distro. Does this mean that linux should not have bothered to implement a media player? Your logic could use some work.

Short version - just because a feature exists in a different OS doesn't mean it's a bad feature.

And yes, the release copy of Win10 I've been testing this morning was indeed free, your concern is noted, now go away.

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Re: Why call it Windows?

It still does windowing. Even metro apps now run in windows.

Why are you complaining when you have literally no idea what you're talking about?

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Re: Where's the sizzle?

That was Orlowski writing a crowd-pleaser (around here, anyway) based on a 6-week old version.

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Re: M$ account - NOT required

You need an account to synchronize across several machines or indeed, to buy Store apps.

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> That's fine. Just hope it doesn't gobble up your licence to go back to windows 7

First thing I tested this morning.

Answer? No, it doesn't. Your license still activates Windows 7 after upgrade use both from in-place upgrade and ISO installation.

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Microsoft's Arrow brings pane to Androids

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Re: One tiny detail....

> So you are just a rabid fanboy then ?

If you're defending a false story out of Microsoft-hate, it's more likely that you're the rabid fanboy.

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Re: One tiny detail....

Android's okay albeit roughly as secure as first release of Windows ME with no corporate firewall, and roughly as stable.

My issue is that the story is wrong.

I do not work for Microsoft or any company or entity affiliated with them. And calling somebody a shill is against the house rules.

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One tiny detail....

The launcher is nothing like Windows Phone. And none of the panels do anything similar to Windows Phone.

So yeah, nice fun snarky article, lol M$ makes Windoze for SuperDuperInfallibleWonderfulAndroid except wrong on pretty much every count.

Maybe if the author had actually used a Windows Phone.....

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MORE Windows 10 bugs! Too many Start menu apps BREAK it

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Re: sounds like enough but...

> If you use a mouse this takes a very very very very very long time to scroll that far to the right

Your mouse has no scrollwheel?

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Hurrah! Uber does work (in the broadest sense of the word) after all

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Again?

Another interesting and non-controversial article?

You're mellowing, Tim. Careful now.

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