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3196 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Google's Nexus 5: Best smartphone bang for your buck. There, we said it

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Re: "90% of what's needed"

I wonder what it does that, for example, a £120 Lumia 620 won't do, beyond tell Google everything you do, everywhere you go, everything you read, everything you watch etc.

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Thought you didn't need to show ID in the UK? Wrong

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Re: ryanair

I'm sorry, I couldn't read some of your post.

Did you mean "cunts"?

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Re: Humph!

During the height of the "knifecrime" government distraction - I mean, hysteria - I was asked for ID in Tesco for buying some serving spoons, because knifecrime!

a) I'm 43 (and I look it)

b) They're fucking spoons.

At that point, I decided expecting anything other than a particularly petty police state was folly.

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Microsoft's Windows Azure Plan B: A hard drive, a courier and a data-centre monkey

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"Obsticle"

Seriously, did I just read that? In a sub-headline?

What the hell is wrong with your spellcheck?

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'Last EVER REAL Nokia' phone heads for Verizon, leaky pic-spurt reveals

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Because they have to. Nokia retain the rights to the name.

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Google Nexus 5: So easy to fix, it's practically a DIY kit - except for ONE thing

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Really?

That one flaw aside however Google and LG should be rather pleased with iFixit's eight-out-of-ten score.

Unless I've read it wrong, that flaw means "if you break the screen, you have to buy a new phone".

Pretty certain that cracked screens are the single most common issue with smartphones.

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No, it's NOT Half-Life 3 – it's Valve's lean, mean STEAM MACHINE

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Re: This will either save PC gaming or kill it.

@lurker - then it better be preinstalled, or again, the average console user will never know it's even possible.

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Re: This will either save PC gaming or kill it.

If the media facilities involve a reboot to $different_os and XBMC or something similar, those media facilities will never be used by the majority of console owners.

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The Schmidt hits the Man: NSA spying on Google servers? 'OUTRAGEOUS!'

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By who's definition of "wrong"?

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> Google are an ad company, they're not likely to mistakenly identify you as a terrorist, kick down your door and ship you to a black pit somewhere. The US government may.

"Items which may interest you -

Ski Masks sale reductions!

Enriched uranium blowout!

From Google Maps -

Inside the Pentagon!"

Could be fun.

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Happiness-challenged BlackBerry dumps CEO, gives up on sale

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Re: Chen, don't let me down.

It's not a war, AC. Or a race. We all benefit from competition in the marketplace and I for one hope BB do turn it around.

Also, that kind of triumphalist idiocy makes you sound like a fandroid.

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Microsoft buys all electricity from Texas wind farm

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Re: Inevitable question

Yes, nobody should build anything.

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Apple will FAIL in corporate land 'because IT managers hate iPads'

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Re: a lot of companies have had a lot of success rolling out iPads

[citation needed]

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Another 5 years on Nokia's patent CHAIN GANG for Samsung

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Are you suggesting that Nokia's patents are of the fatuous "rounded corners" style, AC?

Do you suggest that Nokia did in fact not do the R&D necessary for much of modern cellular telephony?

Or is it simply that they are collecting a license fee from Samsung and have a connection to Microsoft that's got your ringpiece itchy?

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Last call for Microsoft TechDays Online

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Obvious troll is a) obvious and b) wrong about .net

b) leads one to suspect Eadon, who repeatedly lied about .net's longevity. Oh well.

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Microsoft founder Paul Allen's money man wants Redmond to break up

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Re: It would be good for the industry

The phones are good. Just because some stupid people get so attached to a phone OS that they can't stand the idea of competition does not mean that the rest of the world is quite so dim.

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Facebook fans fuel FAGGOT FURY firestorm

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Re: How gay!!

I agree that the single statement "I like faggots" on Facebook lacking any other context is probably a troll.

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'It's a joke!' ... Bill Gates slams Mark Zuckerberg's web-for-the-poor dream

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@Don Jefe

I upvoted your post; its use of sarcasm was outstanding.

However, you're wasting your time. The is The Register where legions of pricks who think helpdesk is hard work will instantly pour vitriol on anything to do with Gates, Ballmer or Microsoft.

I agree with Jubtastic. Bill robbed the first world blind and is using that money to save the third world.

He's Robin Hood.

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IT'S patent WAR: Apple, Microsoft vs Google, Samsung, Huawei

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Re: Sony

Not that nice. Sony lose money on Android.

Only Samsung are making money from it.

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How Dark Mail Alliance hopes to roll out virtually NSA-proof email next year

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Re: If it's based in the US....

It's not live yet. We don't know where the company or servers will be based.

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Re: SMTP?

You seem to be largely correct. The service (from what I can gather) will only guarantee security of communications between Dark Mail users, making it effectively a private message server.

Although the applications of this are obviously limited, it should work.

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Re: OpenPGP ?

The metadata is still vulnerable.

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Cameron pledges public access to list of who REALLY owns firms

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Re: I've got a little list.

Cheers.

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Re: I've got a little list.

> why doesn't he release a list of the MPs who made/voted-in the laws which allow these accounting 'tricks' to exist in the first place?

Because he and his Chancellor would be top of it. Lest year they made a big fuss about rewriting the tax laws to "clamp down on tax avoidance" and actually hired the big 4 accountancy firms to rewrite the law so that all their avoidance "instruments" are no longer pursued by HMRC.

The law is now that unless you can afford to hire PwC, Deloitte, Goldman-Sachs or the other one (i forget), you pay all the tax. If you can afford them, you pay no tax at all.

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Re: I just made this suggestion yesterday

Hyperlinks are your friend, I guess.

Company A own 53% of Company B. Follow the link.

Company X owns 22% of Company A. Follow the link.

etc.

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Moto sets out plans for crafty snap-together PODULAR PHONES

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Those blue ones look a lot like Lumias.

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Google tired of endless AGONY over alleged EU search biz abuse

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Re: @dogged - Yawn.....

By default, Chrome, Firefox and Opera send your queries to Google.

Your point?

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Re: Yawn.....

I'm pretty sure we've all run into the user who opens ALL web pages by opening their browser (which has Google set as the homepage or just the FF default search page) and simply typing the URL you've given them into Google before selecting the top result.

If you don't think that indicates a potentially dangerous pervasiveness then presumably you're equally gullible about everything and have "nothing to hide so nothing to fear".

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Re: Yawn.....

>Are you suggesting Google should be deliberately knobbled because it's too good for Microsoft to keep up, as that frankly mindset sucks ass.

But it was perfectly reasonable to knobble Microsoft for abusing their monopoly, right?

Is Google's monopoly made from magic and unicorn farts?

Why do you want Google to have all the money, Barry?

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Do Not Track W3C murder plot fails by handful of votes

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Re: evil? @Dogged

It's a book full of adverts that you never open unless you're looking for goods or services.

What it isn't is a supposedly helpful website that has content on it you wish to read but also tracks you for arseholes in the advertising industry.

Who do you work for?

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Re: Yay, new standards

To be specific, one guy on the Apache project said that.

That guy is paid by Adobe, who make a metric fuckton of their income from tracking ads.

Sometimes jumping to the obvious conclusion is unhelpful.

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Re: evil?

> How would you ever find a plumber when you need one in a hurry?!

They'd look in the fucking phone book, exactly the way they used to before spamvertising parasites (and yes, Google are one of these) tried to take over the world.

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Google rivals GAGGED from exposing ad giant's EU search peace offering

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Re: Just who is forced to use Google?

Nobody, but nobody was forced to use IE6 beyond the diktats of their employers and that still rates half-informed jeers of "convicted monopolist".

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> Distinguishing Google's ads from others and from genuine search results can only be a problem for the terminally inattentive.

I agree with you (hence upvote), except on mobile platforms. Google's search app has no highlighting, lowlighting or other distinguishing features on its "promotional" results.

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Microsoft: Ha ha, my Wall Street friends - THIS time the victory is OURS

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Re: A good result ?

You also won't see any reports on how Google and Apple massage their figures, is my bet. But you probably wouldn't those even if they were published because they don't satisfy your irrational hate gland.

I don't know if there's somewhere that would do that article for you with the prejudicial editorial tone you'd prefer. cultofmac.com, maybe. Or you could start your own. tinfoilhat.com might be free and a whole lot of Reg commentards would read your "analysis" and quote it as gospel quite happily.

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Re: I nearly bought a Surface Pro 2 today.

> The One-size-fits-all meme that MS seems to be sprouting these days is just what the market didn't need.

Not to mention that it's an Apple trademark.

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The importance of complexity

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I'd say the the real expertise in programming is identifying the problem in the first place. Most things can be broken down into black boxes and state machines eventually.

Ironically, I'd say the programmer least likely to reduce his problem to the basics in this way is usually the Maths grad.

And I am one.

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Surface 2 and iPad Air: Prepare to meet YOUR DOOM under a 'Landfill Android' AVALANCHE

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Re: Surface 2 vs ipad air

"Are you illiterate? Buy Android!"

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Lumia 2520: Our Vulture gets his claws on Nokia's first Windows RT slab

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Re: connectivity?

I'm actually starting to wonder if Robert E A Harvey hadn't got this mixed with an iPad, which would have returned a "no" on all questions.

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Re: connectivity?

> Can I plug in a USB peripheral? memory stick? share data with clients?

yes.

> Can I use a USB cable to charge my phone? Headset?

yes

> Can I connect a bluetooth headset and make a phone call? or a 3.5mm headphone/mic & join a conference call?

Yes to both.

> Can I connect a video projector on a client site? with audio?

Yes, via micro-HDMI

> Any way to use cat5 internet connections? for customer sites that don't offer wifi?

Yes, via USB->Ethernet.

> No? not really a business device then.

Except yes to all.

You're not good at this, are you?

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Re: Office 2013 RT is not designed for commercial, nonprofit, or revenue-generating activities

If they have Office 365 you could buy a laptop and get full office and get some real work done.

At that price, you could. For 4 hours until your battery died.

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Windows 8.1: A bit square, sure, but WAIT! It has a Start button

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Re: For the last time, baldie: NO START MENU = NO WIN8 ON MY NETWORK...

Have you put "Start page was far too much for my awesome technical ability to be able to cope with" on your CV yet?

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Re: I have one question about 8.1 for those who have used it

Yes and no.

You can boot to desktop but if you hit the start button, you get the Start screen. Once you've set that up to how you work, it's fine.

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Re: Just an idea

I think you should use whatever you like best and shut the fuck up.

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Re: Ashamed to say

Select the desktop and hit ALT+F4.

Christ, these people who bitch about Win8 are computer illiterates.

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Beyond: Two Souls - the game that thinks it's a Hollywood blockbuster

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Re: Platform?

Agreed.

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What the CUFF? Nokia shows how a smartwatch really OUGHT to work

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Re: Great potential

rounded edges

Oh dear.

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Last living NEANDERTHALS discovered in JERSEY – boffins

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Headline.

"Last living NEANDERTHALS found" - or not.

They didn't find any living Neanderthals.

Stop doing this.

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'Microsoft Word is a tyrant of the imagination'

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Steve Jobs was born in 1955 - WWII ended in 1945 - this account is obviously a complete fabrication.

Now, I don;'t believe in reincarnation but is it me or is this poster a)logically deficient or b) a massive 'tard? A WWII fighter pilot could have died at any time before 1946 and, according to the reincarnation crowd, reborn at at any time after that. So what's the problem? Exactly?

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NSA reporter leaves paper for eBay billionaire backed media biz

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Sounds good.

Omidyar has money to burn. He might manage something of the quality of al Jazeera without the unfortunate associations.

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