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3201 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

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

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Oh dear.

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Last living NEANDERTHALS discovered in JERSEY – boffins

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Stop

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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Microsoft plugs Xbox One consoles into its cloud - what could go wrong?

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Re: Pointless Everyone getting PS3s

Yeah, your anecdotal unverified evidence must mean Microsoft are doomed.

Enjoy your Sony rootkits.

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Re: "it smacks of a stealthy anti-piracy feature that could blow up in Microsoft's face"

Nine ah ah ah! Nine Sony Fanboys! Ah Ah Ah!

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"it smacks of a stealthy anti-piracy feature that could blow up in Microsoft's face"

Bullshit.

Sorry El Reg but you have absolutely no clue what you're whining about this time.

First, let's take the issue of piracy on consoles at all. Is there much of it? Short answer - no, not unless you wish to chop your console and lose all online/multiplayer modes anyway. Given that this is the case, what difference does it make whether some processing is optionally done over the network since you'll never be able to get on the network anyway?

Secondly, how exactly does providing AI as a service in order to take the load off the console itself restrict piracy in any way?

In short, dear author, I hope that nasty facial bruise from where your knee jerked so hard clears up soon.

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Here comes Windows 8.1! Microsoft grits teeth, pushes upgrade to world

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Re: Its the UI changes that kill it for me...

@Big_Ted - yeah, because a Chromebook doesn't require learning a new interface at all, right?

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Re: Downloading

Metro is mostly useless as I have a 4:3 screen and you can only run 1 app at a time in metro that way.

8.1 changes this, apparently.

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Re: Offline Install

You can download the ISOs from Technet and I suspect that there are similar options for offline installs to, for example, the Office 2013 install.

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Re: Its the UI changes that kill it for me...

She can use an Android tablet but can't learn a new interface.

Right. Remind me not to ask you to think anything through.

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Windows XP folks: At least GOOGLE still loves you ... UNTIL 2015

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The linux kernel is even older and still has bugs. If it didn;t, there would be no new releases.

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Microsoft: Everyone stop running so the fat kid Win RT can catch up

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Re: "Everyone wants a FFC. No-one ends up using it."

Yes. Video calls are definitely niche.

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Re: RT is pointless

trans: "I won;t buy a phone if it can't take selfies".

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Microsoft covers Brit who penetrated Windows 8.1 with GOLD

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Re: LET IT DIE

Hasn't shown any betters spelling, has it?

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Your disconnect with reality already makes me sad.

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Re: I applaud this approach

Also, "cloud"? microsoft? don't make me laugh

Azure is the operating platform for Apple's iCloud.

Laugh that off.

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Re: LET IT DIE

And they were secure because nobody used them outside of secure premises. Where they transmitted data - like, for example, teletype - they were absolutely NOT secure.

And you're a knob.

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Re: I applaud this approach

Let's try to have a reasoned unbiased approach, unlike politicians and hysterical children.

On the Reg's comment boards?

Good luck with that.

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Swap your old iPhone for a new one, Tim Cook tells British fanbois

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@Evil Auditor - *whoosh*

I notice you missed the joke.....

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"paying particular attention to any water damage"

Can't they just waterproof it with iOS7?

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Microsoft wants to 'move beyond' the Cookie Monster

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Re: Unbelievable!

That would be why Google and Amazon are doing it, then (see article).

Interestingly though, we don't get an article and millions "M$ lol" comments about those.

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BBC announces plans to spend your cash on digital goodies

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Re: @AC - Well said!

Give me TV full of Welsh, Scottish, Geordies, Scousers, Mancs, Yorkshire, even Brummie... let my kids hear the accents of Britain, not North America.

But not the West Country, eh? Eh? Regionist!

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The legacy IE survivor's guide: Firefox, Chrome... more IE?

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Re: Proofreading required

Along with

This fits into a picture of making Google working to make Chrome more enterprise-friendly

whatever that means.

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Microsoft store staff to hold all night vigil for Surface 2

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Re: Who would queue up at midnight for this?

Many of those queueing up are Microsoft employees. Queue up or lose your job.

[citation needed]

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Re: Microsoft Surface - the one used only by those forced to

I do not work for Microsoft or any affiliate of theirs.

I have absolute choice of OS's for my personal use and for our current development project.

My choices are - iPad for the Mrs, Lumia 920 for me (perfect hand size), Asus touchscreen ultrabook running Win8. My personal home server is debian.

For work, now that W8 is security certified, we're going with Win8 embedded on 8 inch rugged touchscreens talking to a Windows Server 2012 datacentre running ANPR over four concurrent video streams per vehicle. We made this choice after extensive testing of which form factors our client - they wear a lot of blue - preferred.

In other words, you're wrong and you're an irritating fucking troll.

Piss off.

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Microsoft watches iPads flood into world's offices: Right, remote desktop clients. It's time

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Re: Which product to save?

^^

Sony fanboy detected.

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Selling phones? Nonsense, BlackBerry is all about THE CLOUD

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what sort of coffee?

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra: The quad-core 2.2GHz MEGA SCREEN PHONDLESLAB

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@JDX - Oh, come on

"But it's Windows no sale" would have got at least ten upvotes!

Be reasonable.

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500 MEELLION PCs still run Windows XP. How did we get here?

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Re: What about fitness-for-purpose?

Good luck with your 13 year old car.

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Re: the gap in hardware needed for Windows 7 or Windows 8

No. XP->8 is especially painless from a hardware point of view provided it's got more than 512MB of RAM.

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Re: Software is not magic!!

Apps that can run on Wine will run faster than on Windows.

Anyone else smell bullshit?

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Samsung: Sod off Apple, we've made gold mobes for way longer than you

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Re: Yawn

In 2006 i had a Google Motorola RAZR V3i gold

Twenty quid says you didn't.

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Valve shows Linux love with SteamOS for gamers

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It might also bring about a thriving linux malware scene.

linux is not secure by default. A great deal of its security is a factor of not existing on machines people do shopping and banking with. Every SteamOS install backed up by a credit card and Steam account will inevitably reduce the security of linux.

Enjoy.

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SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience

A gaming experience on linux. With all nine available games and WINE crashing all decent games every twenty-two minutes. Can't wait.

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Hey, out-of-work BlackBerry bods: How about a job at Motorola?

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Re: Should have just gone with Android

Dammit. I had £5 on the first comment being that they should have gone with Android.

Problem in the tech industry of any description? Roll out the Reg commentard's stock "Should have gone with Android" answer.

Because giving everything to Google solves every problem in history, right?

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Google FAILS in attempt to nix Gmail data-mining lawsuit

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Re: Judge Lucy Koh

That she doesn't go home and masturbate with a giant Google logo the way you do?

What a calamity.

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Re: Whatever happened to the concept of

Now you've got me trying to reconcile the concept of "gentlemen" with "Eric Schmidt".

Head asplode icon, please.

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Microsoft to merge Windows, Windows Phone stores in 2014

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Re: Correction

I found it impossible to publish unmanaged code to the app store. Likewise, when publishing Store apps, they all get compiled against WinRT.

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Re: Desktop App Stores

Microsoft aren't selling desktop applications through the App Store, though. They redirect to websites from the program information - you can't just click "install".

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Correction

As it stands, the Windows Store offers apps for Windows 8 running on PCs with Intel processors and for Windows RT running on devices with ARM chips. Many of the apps in the store will work on both platforms, but not all of them do.

Not entirely true. Anything you can download directly from the store will run on either Win8 or WinRT but anything that redirects you to a website is Win8 only, because those aren't "apps". Those are programs like Office. All of the "apps" in the store work on both platforms because they're actually working against the WinRT API.

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HTC staring down the barrel of a US sales ban after Nokia's patent coup

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Re: Now we know...

@ !Spartacus - don't let it worry you. This what support-script readers know about business studies, that's all. At least they didn't suggest turning the patents off and on again.

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Nokia Lumia 1020: It's an imaging BEAST... and it makes calls too

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Re: "Ann Frank's drum kit"

Speaking as a Gypsy, it's pretty funny to see this comment, Tapeador. We don't call ourselves Roma when speaking English because that would be acting like a pretentious twat.

For the record, I thought the original "Ann Frank;s drumkit" joke was funny. And as such, "appropriate" doesn't enter into it. You don't have the right to not be offended. You especially don't have any right to be offended for somebody else.

If the somebody else is me, not only do you have no right to be offended on my behalf but I reserve the right to punch you for your assumptions.

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Nokia Lumia 625: Quality budget 4G phone ... but where's UK's budget 4G?

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What's interesting is that fanbois who have been sneering at plastic items for years seem to have suddenly stopped.

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it ... Win Phone 8? No, it's APPLE'S iOS 7

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Re: You think support is bad in the UK??

It's pretty safe to assume that anyone who moved to Thailand did not do so for the Apple support.

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Redmond cash splash follows mobile hash

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Re: In other news...

I only looked at this article because neither the title nor subtitle made any sense at all.

Shame it was boring.

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Microsoft puts something hard and sensitive in your pocket

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Re: Windows is

Not when installed under certification conditions, it didn't.

The problem with security is that people let fucktards install and configure software. Under those conditions, nothing is secure. Not even linux. Remember Eadon's blog?

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Microsoft says axed certificates were FAILING its software biz

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Re: The real problem ...

Uh, no.

Frankly, that's an idiotic and uninformed opinion. "Master" and "Architect" certs require a whole lot of dedication and understanding of the platforms - as much or more than any Cisco certification, as an example.

Anyone who thinks this is "learning by rote" has never tried it, has no clue of what they're talking about and should shut the fuck up.

Seriously Jake. Talk about what you know and don't talk about what you don't know. It'll help your karma no end.

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David Attenborough warns that humans have stopped evolving

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This would indicate that termites have also ceased to evolve, which does not appear to be the case.

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