* Posts by dogged

4992 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Competition risk? BT faces rigorous frisking over £12.5bn EE takeover bid

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Channel Reg is a hideous abomination that should be merged into the main site. It's ugly, it's clunky, it requires a separate login and it's generally unnecessary.

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How is it a threat to the mobile market when BT have (effectively) no mobile service?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not boosting for BT or EE here, I just don't see the threat (in the mobile market).

Now, 3 eating O2 is a definite threat to competition. Alas, I do hope that one goes ahead but only because I'm with O2 and Three's network is far better in my home area (in that Three's actually works and O2's doesn't. At all. Damn them and their shitty TuGo app that also doesn't work).

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Screw you, Apple! We're still making phones no one wants – Samsung

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Re: Samsung Crapware

I think you'd have to define how they're crap before you can state it as fact.

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Re: Samsung Crapware

Or a crap free Blackberry. Or something running Sailfish. Or a Windows phone. Those (from experience) do come with some crapware but it's all removable exactly the same way any other app is removable.

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Apple to tailor Swift into fully open-source language – for Linux, too

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Also, you'd have lock Oracle in there too, and Larry Ellison bites.

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Re: microsoft

> ...could have had this, if they had done mre than copying java

C# is objectively (no pun intended) well ahead of Java in terms of feature completeness and has been for years. Dynamics, generics, Java only just got lambda expressions for Christ's sake.

I'll agree that the concept is similar but Hjelsberg's execution is far, far better than Gosling's.

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.net code compiles to MSIL which in turn compiles to native using JIT.

Short version is that it does, but no "vm" is required to run it, only the compiled assemblies it references.

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Unlike such languages as [...] C#, which execute in virtual machine runtimes

Oh look, accuracy in journalism. Not.

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What's broken in this week's build of Windows 10? Installing it, for one

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Facepalm

Re: This is what's known as a show stopper

Quite a bit since less than 20% of testers experience this "show-stopper".

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Ed Snowden should be pardoned, thunders Amnesty Int'l

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Re: @Boltar

So he committed a crime because he can't prove he didn't?

I don't like your idea of justice.

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He should not be pardoned but only because by any rational measure, he has not committed any crime.

It is the duty of just men to disobey unjust laws.

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Why did Snowden swipe 900k+ US DoD files? (Or so Uncle Sam claims)

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WTF?

Re: I know I'm in a minority on here

Terrible. How dare he expose the fact that spy agencies are illegally monitoring their own countries, allies and frequently sexual partners too?

Is that a hanging offence? Oh wait, the USA. Yeah, probably lethal injection.

I think we should also shoot everyone at Wikileaks for noting that the TTIP exists and everyone at the Register for reporting it. And then everyone who read it, including me. Because information is important, governments are always moral and right and you totally can stop knowledge getting around by killing lots of people in the Age of the Internet.

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Windows 8.1 market share grows, Windows 7 slips, Windows 10 lurks

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Re: Perhaps people have realised...

We're on 8.1 at work simply because the multi-monitor support is so much better.

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Spaniards get that cinking feeling

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Re: Cinc

But could be descriptive of an episode involving failure to "think".

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Dotcom keeps assets, for now

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Re: Who's dictionary are they using?

Exactly. The NZ court appears to agree that it's hard to be a "fugitive" from somewhere you've never actually been.

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Gamers! Yes, gamers – they'll rescue our streaming Fire TV box, hopes Amazon

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how frigging much?!?

PlayStation Now's package is either $19.99 a month for access to all games or $6.99 a week for one.

Fuck right off, Sony.

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Sysadmins rebel over GUI-free install for Windows Server 2016

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Headmaster

Listening to commentards on the Reg might not be healthy either.

Also, "definitely" from the root "finite".

Have some pedantry.

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It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

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Re: Windows 10?

Oh look, my downvoter is back! Thanks. My posts were looking a bit naked without your endless scorched-earth policy on downvoting literally everything I ever say.

"prick" icon, please.

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Re: Windows 10?

While that's true, it's Microsoft's fault (specifically the marketing department,as usual).

They could have just called 2K NT5 (which is what it actually was) and avoided all those issues.

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Re: Still doing 32bit

Hey, if the iPhone people say that, it must be true. They invented computers in 1864, right?

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Re: New install upgrade vs "in place"

According to Paul Thurrott you can use your license key on a clean .ISO install.

AND roll it back to Win7 or 8.n without "deactivating" your earlier license key, despite FUD spread in these very forums.

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Re: Loving the free upgrade

> Word on the street is that it's a one way trip. Once you upgrade to Windows 10, there is no way back. Your licence key is irreversibly "upgraded" from a Win7 licence to a Win10 licence. Conviently (for Microsoft), there is no way to buy Windows 7 licences any more in retai either.

Word on the street is absolutely, irrevocably, and massively wrong then. Was "word on the street" spread by Bob Vistakin, perhaps?

As others have linked here, Windows 10 actually has an inbuilt system for rolling back to your old OS version. "Word on the street" my arse. Word on Slashdot, maybe.

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@Paul Shirley

Historically, Microsoft have never "deactivated" a license key once you've used it to upgrade. Of course, that doesn't mean they can't do it and it doesn't mean they are incapable of doing something that stupid but in the 20 years since Windows 95, it has never happened yet.

And just for anyone who thinks restoring an image takes too long - incidentally, if you think that you have no business being in this industry -

http://www.howtogeek.com/75496/how-to-reinstall-windows-without-having-to-reactivate/

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Re: Edge and other search engines

> Fun fact, you can't change the search engine away from bing in Edge/Spartan. You're stuck with bing.

For now, in the preview/beta, this is true. I'll bet you a tenner it won't be true by July 29th.

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Re: Windows 10?

> Vista was rubbish. Even on a brand new gaming PC it was a constant pain in the neck

No, it had UAC which probably irritated you and needed hefty hardware. Clearly your brand new gaming PC was underspecced.

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Re: Loving the free upgrade

I have quite hard time seeing why anyone would wait past the free year, to be honest.

Take a backup image, make sure you only write data to a non-system drive, install.

If you don't like it, restore. Why not? It's not as if it's expensive.

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Re: Windows 10?

You forgot 2K which was also good.

And Vista wasn't rubbish - it just came supplied on a lot of terrible hardware.

Pre SP1, XP was anything but good. I'd say fuckawful, actually. No security by default, firewall turned off, IE6 doing its awful, awful thing.... nope, can't think of a single good thing about XP at release.

Basically, this whole "alternating versions" meme is bullshit.

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Re: Still doing 32bit

It's mainly for cheap tablets (1GB of RAM and no GPU - why would you want 64bit?)

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What an eyeful: Apple's cut price 27in iMac with Retina Display

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Re: Good idea

Can't you even swap out the spinning disks for an SSD?

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Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1

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Re: Can i ask, how much

Multiple exclamation marks or question marks denote "imbecile" so I ignored your question. If it was one.

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Re: @dogged - Can i ask, how much

> He was close to saying SecureBoot and that was enough to upset your stomach

Which is also not a Microsoft technology.

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Re: Can i ask, how much

UEFI is not a Microsoft technology.

Why am I reading this bullshit?

(Actually, Win8 is a considerable performance improvement and also reduces required resources but I doubt your worldview can permit that).

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Re: Security and Stability iffyness

> and is not a covert anti-security backdoor like Windows 8+ apparently is!

I bet you Googled that.

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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

> Because you'll be trading your Windows 7 license for Windows 10. Windows 7 will no longer have a valid license and probably not activate.

Aha! Here comes the FUD.

Actually Win10 has a built-in tool to roll back to your old OS version if you decide you don't like it. But nice try, AC! You might frighten a few newbs with that one!

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Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

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Re: A novel idea?

> How about just making it user configurable and let us have the choice for how we want our own desktops? Even down to the manga wallpaper... :)

Andrew somehow neglected to mention that in fact, it is user configurable.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: The new common-as-muck hybrid

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Re: Curious about break lights

> I think you mean a BMW.

Actually no. The only thing worse than a BMW driver is an aspiring BMW driver who is training via an Audi.

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Re: Curious about break lights

Even with the recuperation set to maximum there'd be little chance of getting rear-ended unless the following car was much, much too close an Audi.

Fixed.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (of the net). Make your vote count

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David Cameron.

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Microsoft doubles down on productivity with Wunderlist buy

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Re: Same old story

Yes, he is mad where mad is defined as "hates Microsoft so much that he is incapable of not predicting doom for anything it even approaches" which is kind of weird given how many successful businesses are based off their stuff.

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Will Apple reveal a $10-a-month Spotify rival next week? Yeah, yeah, probably

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Jay Zed

Nice one.

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Microsoft: Here's what you'll cough up for Windows 10 next year

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Yes. It is.

In general I approve of the efforts to make linux more user-friendly but being friendly to users means you tend to attract... users.

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Re: Free Legal Torrent for all

Everything can now (in Win10) run windowed so snapping is no longer an issue.

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Long, sticky summer ahead: Win 10 will be with OEMs by 31 August

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Re: Missing Requirement - UEFI?

Ah. Just some impotent nerd then.

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Re: Yea right

Journalism fail.

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Re: Missing Requirement - UEFI?

Okay then, somebody downvoted.

Let's see that same somebody justify their downvote with a detailed explanation of where this factual information containing no opinion, insult, snideness, sarcasm or indeed anything except raw data is incorrect which clearly the downvoter believes it is.

OR the downvoter wants readers to think the information is incorrect even though it's not because they have an agenda.

I await the technical explanation with interest.

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Re: Missing Requirement - UEFI?

> Am I right in thinking that a UEFI BIOS is required for W10?

No.

It's required for the "Made for Windows 10" OEM sticker but not for the OS. Upgrades do not require it.

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'iPhone 6S' to push fanbois around with 'Force Touch display'

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Re: Idiot Tax?

If your priority is OSX, it makes sense to buy a Mac but let's not pretend you can't get something equally capable (in terms of functionality and even design) for a lot less money.

You might like OSX but it's only an operating system. There's nothing special about it. It can't do anything no other OS can do.

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Wearable fitness tech: Exercising your self-motivation skills

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Were fitness trackers ever actually supposed to be motivational tools?

I quite like mine but I have to say that it doesn't really influence whether I exercise or not. It's quite handy for telling me when to stop, though.

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Split decision: Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi convertible

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You implied that MS Office might be more useful than LibreOffice. That's heresy around here, even though it's also true.

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