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Microsoft wields turkey knife, slices Surface to $199 for Black Friday

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Re: Yup, the UK price is a total rip-off

Hold on - you got a Surface RT with Touch Cover for £323?

Where?

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Re: I'd certainly get a surface....

Then get a Surface Pro. If you;re so awesome, it must be within your amazing skills to compile an Android distro that will run on a Corei5.

What do you mean by this anyway? That you'd buy the hardware but not the software?

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Re: Still not a bargain

How, exactly?

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I want to play with VMs

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Re: I want to play with VMs

Also worth bearing in mind that Windows Hyper-V Server is free and will happily run linux VMs.

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Mass Effect: Ten lightweight laptops that won’t bust your back

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Re: Help!

Not cheap, but indestructible(ish)...

http://www.panasonic.com/business/toughbook/semi-rugged-laptop-toughbook-52.asp?cm_mmc=PSCNA-_-Vanities-_-toughbook-52-_-tb-52-page

Packs a Radeon HD7750, I believe. Not bad at 15.4 inch.

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Microsoft, HURTING after NSA backdooring, vows to now harden its pipe

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So you disconnected yourself utterly from the Internet too?

Apparently not.

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Visual Studio 2013: 50 Shades of Grey not a worry for MONSTER dev TOOL

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wait...

what's hard about setting up TFS?

Admittedly, getting it to integrate properly with Sharepoint 2013 was a pain in the arse (but mainly because the previous admin had bungled the 2010 integration...)

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Reg man inhales the smooth, non-cancerous, taste of USB nicotine

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Re: Never understood smoking

"ignorant twat"? Ignorant of what? My eyes are open.

At least I'm not a sneak, a grass or smug about anything.

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Re: @dogged (was: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...)

> Do you actually want to stop, or do you feel like you should want to, due to peer pressure?

No, I don't want to but my son is seven months old. I've kept it to "at work only - may include commute" since he was born which is hard enough but there's no way I'm risking his health.

So I have to stop.

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Re: Never understood smoking

Jesus, you could have saved yourself a lot of keystrokes by just writing "I'm a smug cunt and always have been".

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Re: @dogged (was: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...)

@jake

No, i'm trying to stop. I tried patches. I tried cold turkey. I tried pretty much everything. And I still smoke because it's a fucking addiction. I tried hypnosis, they told me I can't be hypnotised. I tried acupuncture, they told me I was perfectly aligned, whatever that means. Basically, nothing works.

This has cut my cigarette intake in half in three weeks. I'm hoping that in three months, it will have cut it to none. And then I can move away from the e-fag because why not?

I want out, Jake. Stop trying to set fire to my ropeladder.

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Re: @dogged (was: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...)

Yeah, and you've probably got a cold and any number of other viruses.

Given the statistically non-significant amount of nicotine in e-cigarette exhaled vapour, overall human health would probably be improved far more if we banned you. Or any other human being. Or diesel fuel.

But we don't. And it helps smokers not to produce something that can definitely kill you.

This whole thing is like building a footbridge over a busy road to keep pedestrians safe only to find some prick with a placard bitching about the fact that very, very occasionally, people jump off bridges.

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Re: Not the same as the real thing

Like the article's author, I find it's reduced my intake. Hopefully I can kill the whole habit this way.

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Re: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...

I never had you figured for a puritan, Jake.

"Stop enjoying things that don't affect me in any way, you scum!"

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Re: One other benefit...

How dare anyone breathe water vapour near you?

Alternatively, snap my e-fag, I snap your index finger.

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Xbox One FAILS to beat PS3 - yes, PS 3 - week one sales

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I don't really see how it's news that expensive thing launched during recession sells less than expensive thing launched at height of boom anyway.

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Undercover BBC man exposes Amazon worker drone's daily 11-mile trek

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Yeah because if EVERYONE paid attention at school jobs at Amazon would have way better conditions and pay so much more, right?

Right?

Got to love the brain-dead first-line support staff we get here who think they're better than people with real jobs. One of my friends just won GCHQ's entry-form puzzle competition. He works in Tesco's warehouse.

Because he chooses to.

Did you choose to read your script every day?

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Julie Larson-Green: Yes, MICROSOFT is going to KILL WINDOWS

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There's about 23 people who think Windows Phone means Windows Mobile (and apparently all of them post here).

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Re: Why Windows is doomed.

7 was lighter than Vista, 8 was lighter than 7 and 8.1 is lighter than 8.

I might take you seriously if you had any idea what you're talking about.

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The ZOD FILES: Climate documents from 2007 'must stay SECRET'

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Re: Will CAGW alarmers step up?

Might as well release them, then.

Right?

Or is this a different sort thing to hide?

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Re: Will CAGW alarmers step up?

> Where in the article does it say the "data is being withheld"?

Since the Met Office is refusing FOIA requests, only the part where all of it.

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Re: Will CAGW alarmers step up?

What concerns me is that I've pointed this article to a couple of avowed Warmists and they both answered "oh, it's David Holland" or "oh, it's just Andrew Orlowski".

As if the withholding of data is perfectly legitimate if you don't like the views of the person you're withholding it from.

And there was a strong repetition "NO DATA IS BEING WITHHELD" in flat out contradiction of the article but without sources.

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Re: I wonder

I think that last time, it was "communist".

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Can't wait for 4G? Take heart, 5G is on the way

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doesn't matter

Nobody will be will be able to afford EE's monopoly tariffs (rolled out inside the M25 only for the first 4 years) anyway.

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Richard Stallman decides Emacs should go WYSIWYG

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> and he doesn't use the Internet at all (he asks his friends to surf on his behalf, and then send him the results via email).

Try reading that back to yourself.

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

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Re: hmmm

Already out there.

But I notice that the Reg is using Chrome.

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Lumia 1520: Our man screams into ENORMO new Nokia phondleslab

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Re: Microsoft account needed for Facebook? ??

You don't - to use the Facebook and Twitter apps, poor as both are.

You do if you want social media updates in your "People" feed, which bypasses the apps entirely (and can on occasion be quite useful).

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My name is NOT Dread Pirate Roberts: Silk Road accused's fam'n'friends stump up $1m bail

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Re: ...pointing to his history of charitable work....

I think there are plenty of eye witnesses and physical evidence remaining in Hitler's case. Not to mention that even at Nuremberg the actual charge was "prosecuting an illegal war of aggression" which could certainly be proven, even posthumously.

And "child molester" is strictly inaccurate anyway. It is only alleged that he was predatory toward adolescents (not that this is much better but at least they're a lot less defenseless).

But you have invoked Godwin's Law on this discussion anway so you lose.

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Re: ...pointing to his history of charitable work....

:(

It's weird how Jimmy Savile is now a figure of revulsion based purely on allegations. I have no opinion either way - well, that's not true, I believe in "innocent until proven guilty before a jury of his peers" which hasn't happened.

So therefore, that's an innocent man. A dead innocent man who can't defend himself.

And that's pretty sad.

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Microsoft zaps self in foot with WinPho/Office remote control app

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Re: This appears to be almost completely incorrect...

Yeah, but it's lovely commentard bait.

I almost suspect that something is wrong because we have't had 34 variation on "LOL M$ SUX" yet. Still, they'll roll in eventually once Barry Shitpeas is awake.

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Ruskie email provider Mail.ru chats up US market with My.com

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Oh joy

Another spamladen provider to block.

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Google WILL wriggle away from Euro probe... but THEN what?

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Re: Monopoly

Oh, it sucked. But at IE4 (which was when all this kicked off) we were still enjoy the wonder of ActiveX. VBScript support was as bad as it got.

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Re: Monopoly

> How do I stop Outlook from opening links in IE even if by default browser is Firefox?

Outlook opens links in the default browser. But nice try.

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Re: Monopoly

MS had no browser lock-in.

The situations are comparable.

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Re: Monopoly

It's not about the search monopoly, for christ's sake.

What MS did was leverage a perfectly legit OS monopoly into browsers so its shoddy piece of shit ruled the world.

What Google are doing is leveraging a perfectly legit search monopoly into shopping, finance and other stuff so their shoddy pieces of shit can get all your money.

And they want to charge competitors for competing. Imagine if MS had said "oh okay, we'll hold an auction for which other browser makers offerings you get to install. They have to pay us".

That's what this is., Take off the Google Glass specs and look at the actual world.

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No, Google are the bad guys for aggressively pushing their search monopoly into other areas (such as shopping, finance, etc).

If - imaginary example alert - you're looking for a mortgage and you get Google Finance on a worse deal than $other_vendor then you could potentially be down (and Google would be up) by tens of thousands of pounds. The more internet search takes precedence in shopping around, the more this is likely to happen.

Google are a monopoly and are attempting to monopolize other areas of business. Just selling you to any knob with a wallet and a bag of illegal Viagra isn't enough for them anymore.

I expect to be downvoted to oblivion for saying this but it's not like it should be news to anyone. Google are evil. At least Apple and MS just want to sell you stuff. Google want to own you.

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The REAL JUICE behind leaked BlackBerry OS: Android apps to slip in without protection

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>One is that Google today is a predatory $50bn-a year market-munching monster, and no rival is prepared to indulge it in the way they indulged Microsoft.

The commentards do, though. According to this bunch of helldesk throwbacks, Google can do no wrong.

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MILEY CYRUS in JUST HER PANTIES would LOVE a smartwatch: Samsung

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The one that there aren't any other watches in?

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>“It’s the most sold wearable watch available in the market place,”

I suspect Swatch might disagree. Most watches are wearable.

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China challenged to take down ALL of AWS and Google

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Hmm.

How come the Pirate Bay don't do this?

I'd quite like to see Claire Perry vs Amazon.

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Microsoft fears XP could cause Indian BANKOCALYPSE

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Re: Don't Panic!

Embedded is a different matter.

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Re: Don't Panic!

@Nicho

The point is due diligence and risk assessment.

There is absolutely NO FUCKING WAY any company with an internet connection can get XP through any reasonable risk assessment after April 2014. It cannot be done.

Now assume that $BADGUYS do crack your beloved XP system and make off with %MONEYZ.

You have failed your risk assessment and are liable to the shareholders for the whole lot plus punitive damages.

Enjoy.

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Pwn2Own crackers leave iOS and Samsung mobe security IN RUINS

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Re: WP is approaching 12% market share

See also, OSX and linux on the desktop.

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>WP is very tough to hack because of the secure boot stuff that the freetards made so much fuss about...Now they can see that it delivers as claimed.

Wrong. SecureBoot requires a UEFI bootloader. WP is firmware, not UEFI.

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Re: WP

All minority systems have apparently greater security, mostly due to nobody bothering.

This is why Mac users think they're secure.

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'Daddy, can I use the BLACK iPAD?': Life with the Surface Pro 2

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Re: You have to have a MS account to use it.

That's actually not true.

You have to have an MS account to use the MS services - just like you need a Google account to use their services - but you don't need one just to run the damn thing as a win8 tablet (which is what it is).

I presume Gavin didn't know this. It doesn't surprise me. As the Reg's "software guy", there's a lot he leaves out or just doesn't know.

This leads to outright falsehoods like this one propagated in his reviews.

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Oh My GOD! Have the TORIES ERASED THE INTERNET?*

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No, somehow they forgot that little gem.

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Microsoft FIRES devs into the CLOUD with Visual Studio Online

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Not really. As many users skip an IDE edition as skip an OS edition.

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SHIVER ME TIMBERS, it’s Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

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Two wankers so far (and counting?)

Look it's very simple, you dim pricks. This is not a popularity contest. If my facts are wrong, downvote me and say so. If they are not but you're downvoting because "batman is teh gratist and must hav bin furst" then a) you're retarded and b) fucking say so.

My facts, however, are right. Deal with it.

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