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3461 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Behold the Lumia 535 NOTkia: Microsoft wipes Nokia brand from mobes

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Re: I do just love how the Windows Phone

> You all talk a lot but say very little....

You're assuming there's more than one.

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Re: Meh

> But I think OS/2 had better market share numbers.

More people have a Windows Phone than use any variety of OSX.

But you carry on. Keep telling yourself about market share, I'm sure it gives you a nice chubby.

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Re: The price appeals

> Or you can just get a cheaper Android phone with better specs

No, you really couldn't. Did you read the article?

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Microsoft: It's TIME at LAST. Yes - .NET is going OPEN and X-PLATFORM

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Re: So it works as well as Flash on OS/X ?

> embrace, extend and extinguish

Oh fuck off with your FUD unless you can find a way to Embrace Extend Extinguish the Apache 2 license.

Here's a hint - lots of people would make a lot of money if you can so it's probably been tried.

And by the way - I very much doubt that you're older than I am unless this is elderly paranoia we're witnessing. Have you gone racist as well?

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Re: Another tool in the kitbag

Yeah because using the Apache license means MS retain TOTAL CONTROL and if you use their code they can LOOK IN YOUR PANTS AT ANY TIME and then EMBRACE EXTEND EXTINGUISH ALL OF OPEN SOURCE

or alternatively, you've got serious prejudice problems.

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Re: bloody hell

I'm sure umbraco will be pretty high on the list for that treatment.

What I want is not only a linux implementation of .NET but a tiny low-power NAS capable of running it as a plugin. That would definitely cheer me up.

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Re: Ah Miguel

Yeah, they made him really respected and rather wealthy, more so with the Xamarin sales.

Poor Mikel, always looking for something to hate MS for when as so often, it's all in your mind.

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Re: So it works as well as Flash on OS/X ?

You don't have to get involved if you don't want to.

You could sit here with with the other trolls and complain about proprietary software, conveniently ignoring all those annoying facts. I rather hope you do, actually. That means there'll be less competition for cross-platform .NET developers.

Personally, I'm rather looking forward to using C#5 on linux without having to step back a version or two to the last stable mono stack.

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Why can't a mobile be more like a cordless kettle?

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Re: Nokia

Do a full backup and then update your ROM using this thing

Nokia firmware updater to whatever's latest.

That should fix any firmware issues.

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Microsoft's Lync becomes 'Skype for Business'

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Re: What does it all mean?

> Is MS replacing the underlying lync protocol with skype's?

As per the article, no.

Now, you were saying?

(Jesus suffering fuck, I wish people would RTFA before hitting the "Sky is falling" macro)

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Re: Rebranding

> Why don't they just replace it with Skype??

Because Lync is very popular in businesses and has a good reputation for ease of support. Unlike Skype.

If anything, making Skype more like Lync would be the logical next step.

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Since it's just and only a name change, I see no reason why it would inherit any of Skype's issues.

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NHS XP patch scratch leaves patient records wide open to HACKERS

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Re: In before

So when a board dies and you can't replace like-for-like, that's fine with you. Okay.

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Re: In before

Yes they are. Note, however, that intel are NOT making motherboards for XP installs.

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In before

the usual calls for MS to support XP forever because they should! Because your car gets serviced for free every year forever after you buy it (or something)! And because all those people who think the NHS is a special case because it's so lovely already give up all their time working for the NHS for free because it's so lovely, obviously.

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Re: Force them to upgrade

Hooray! That'll completely solve the problem in only 10-12 years!

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Microsoft snorefest: For crying out loud, Nadella – just channel Ballmer!

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"snore" "boring" "contradiction"

"not relevant" "other platforms" "Ballmer"

Dammit, my "Gavin Clarke Microsoft Article" Bingo sheet came with "doomed" on it.

I'd better just wait for a commentard.

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Don't assume public trusts you, MI5. 'Make a case' for surveillance – Former security chief

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Re: Trust

It's all about the base.

Or, if you prefer, انها كل شيء عن القاعدة

There, that's the Reg on a watchlist.

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Words to put dread in a sysadmin's heart: 'We are moving our cloud from Windows to Linux'

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Re: Windows upgrades

even then, there's Mono and MS is aggressively opening up the source of the .NET stack.

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If you're suing the UK govt, Brit spies will snoop on your briefs

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Oh for fuck's sake

I'm seriously starting to think it's time we shut down the whole damn lot of them and built something new that has regulations and public regulators.

We should probably shut down Parliament too. Same reasons.

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Elon Musk hits the brakes on Tesla's e-SUV Model X production

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Re: e-SUV?

> Because you think consumer SUV's can tackle anything resembling a ploughed field ?

I think my old Suzuki Vitara can without too many problems. 4wd, vehicle that weighs very little, all good.

Don't try to corner it too hard, though.

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REVEALED: Apple fanbois are 'MENTALLY UNSTABLE' - iShop staff

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Re: Hold the presses...

Keep going, Jasper.

Two reasons -

1. It really irritates Steve Davies 3 which can only be good

2. We need you on point to balance out Orlowski's loathing of Google and Gavin Clark's hatred of Microsoft*.

(*To judge from podcasts, this is basically down to an inability to pronounce "Microsoft" or indeed, understand anything about software. I have no idea what Google did to Orlowski).

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Re: Be nice to shop workers

> However difficult it is to keep a straight face when dealing with a shop worker with a job title of "genius"

Not a problem. Just don't buy iThings and you'll never have to endure them.

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Microsoft's TV product placement horror: CNN mistakes Surface tabs for iPAD STANDS

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Re: it might be hilarious if it were true,

Well you would say that, wouldn't you?

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Re: Ghost of Ballmer

>You just couldn't make that up if you tried.

No? Because somebody did.

http://www.windowscentral.com/cnn-analyst-labels-ipad-controversy-false-and-idiotic

Sorry fanbois.

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Re: They probably know what's wrong with it...

Only one of those options is any bloody use on a tablet, smartarse.

Even then it fails as a productivity device because "productive Android" is right up there with "honest politician".

Anyway, regarding the story, it might be hilarious if it were true, which it isn't. Nice red-top job, El Reg.

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Microsoft: OK, we'll TRY indirect sales for Surface Pro 3 in Japan

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Re: You may choose more EVIL now, or nothing

I'm confused but you may be the greatest incoherency troll since amanfromMars1

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Apple strap-on wristjob: You WON'T be able to spend more than $5,000!

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Re: Gold-plated?

> It's for the super rich

At 5K per watch? I really don't think it is.

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Hide your Macs, iPhones and iPads: WireLurker nasty 'heralds new era'

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It's only a bug if it's not Apple, right?

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Million Mask March: Anonymous' London Guy Fawkes protest a damp squib

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Re: Hackery

At least the Reg bothered to turn up which is more than the Beeb usually do for any kind of protest, unless they've been tipped off that somebody's planning to chin a copper.

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Former Apple chief John Sculley says Steve Jobs 'never forgave him'

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Steve Jobs was the type to bear a grudge?

I'm shocked.

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iBail: American Psycho actor Christian Bale rejects Steve Jobs role

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Re: Beyond even Bales acting abilities....

Yeah, that IS odd. Here in the UK, you'd be really going beyond the pale to call a woman a cunt whereas you can call Nigel Farage one without batting an eyelid.

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Improving JavaScript: Google throws AtScript into the mix

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Re: Wrong on so many levels

> Adding C++-style objects to the language will spoil the system for those who like it and fail to satisfy you because the old stuff will still be there. AND you'll have to produce a detailed specification for how the two systems relate. (Oh joy!)

Not really - Typescript manages this with dynamic typing and the Any type.

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the only extra syntax is the fat arrow (which is in ECMAScript 6.0) and type declarations, so basically, no.

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Yes.

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How Hollywood film-makers wove proper physics into Interstellar

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Is that Christopher Nolan or Tim Nice-But-Dim? I can never tell.

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Russians hear Tim Cook is gay, pull dead Steve Jobs' enormous erection

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Re: Poor Putin

> Sodomy is anal intercourse.

It is now yes, but historically it meant anything not straight missionary.

The Trial of the Templars, for example, reads rather differently once one understands this.

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Re: Cheap dig

Although the caption was funny, Vladimir Putin is an olympic-level judoka.

The barechested horse-riding and bear-wrestling are amusingly homoerotic, though.

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New GCHQ spymaster: US tech giants are 'command and control networks for TERROR'

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Re: Surveil?!?

> Been good enough for the Army for many years

From experience, the Army is a bugger for making up stupid words.

"Surveil" though, is particularly ugly and unnecessary and leads to abominations like "we surveilled him for five days" which is not only ugly but also effectively unpronounceable.

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Surveil?!?

Stop doing that.

"Survey" is perfectly adequate.

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Greeks BEST in WORLD – at, er, breaking their mobile phones

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> Phone + Terracotta floor tiles = Insurance claim.

Have to agree with this. In the last place we lived - stone floors, underfloor heating, very nice - I actually managed to shatter the screen of a Nokia.

I didn't even think that could be done.

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'Life in Mexico City is like a Simpsons episode, with worse trains'

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Re: Come to the UK

The part where you imply any of that could remotely be construed as "enjoyable".

You MUST attend JobCentre so that they can "help" you get a job.

You MUST attend interviews they arbitrarily assign to you.

All your benefits will be revoked if you fail to meet a JobCentre appointment.

Even if the reason you don't attend is because you are attending a mandatory job interview that they arranged.

You will then starve for six to twelve weeks while they decide whether you deserve to eat food or not.

None of this shit is enjoyable and it's not exactly an IT wage either. I much prefer having a job. So does everyone else. Yes, there is a safety net. It's not a good safety net and I hope you like Food Bank food if you're recommending it. Don't pretend it's a fucking holiday and do not even dream of suggesting that people come to UK for outstanding unemployment benefits.

They go to Germany and the Netherlands for those because they, unlike you, are not idiot racist Little Englanders.

Can we have a "die in a fire" icon, please?

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Re: Come to the UK

Bloody hell, I didn't know Nigel Farage posted here.

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Don't come to the UK, Hector. You'll find shitty project management, rain, unfriendly people and at least 50 hours per week along with no "other cultures" within easy reach unless you count Golder's Green or Leicester.

I'm glad you're happy. Stay happy. Don't come to the UK.

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Me GIVE you $14 SQUILLION gadziddly-DILLION

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Pathetic sharks!

"Zese sharks! Zey are crap!"

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Samsung launches 'perfect pair' of skinny mid-range phones

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Re: Serious omission there

Also "belfie".

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: My well-known gayness is 'a gift from GOD'

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Coat

Coincidence, surely

But this is the only Reg article about Apple for about a year that hasn't used the adjective "fruity".

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Re: Yes it does matter to some people

> Then there is Uganda where engaging in a gay relationship could get toy sentenced to death.

There go those Bert and Ernie dolls, then.

(Autocarrot got you, right?)

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Microsoft fitness bands slapped on wrists: All YOUR HEALTH DATA are BELONG TO US

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Re: "Band can measure heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality"

you should write an app for that.

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Re: @ dogged (was: Why, exactly ...)

you reap what you sow, old thing, and you sneer at everything.

Yes, humans have been around a long time but life expectancy now is not what it was 10,000 years ago because of this thing we modern humans call "technology". This may or may not be a means of producing a data sample big enough to suggest ways of extending that lifespan and physical health a bit longer but we'll never know if we just come out with your eternal "oh, humans have existed for centuries without your newfangled "cooking" bullshit, go away".

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