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3143 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Govt control? Hah! It's IMPOSSIBLE to have a successful command economy

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Re: yeah but what about the jobs...?

When everyone's job is automated away, we can probably be said to have achieved a post-scarcity condition where every demand can be instantly met at no cost.

In that condition, the notion of an economy is absurd.

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Microsoft throws old versions of Internet Explorer under the bus

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Re: How long this lesson will be remembered?

Visual Studio 6?

Seriously? You're complaining because a development tool issued in 1998 for the Win9x platform (which hasn't been supported since forever) is no longer supported? And you complain about the advice being to upgrade code produced in this sixteen year old environment?

Are you trolling?

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Re: "support websites that are coded using the competition's nonstandard features"

They're referring to sites coded with -webkit specific extensions.

Unless you regard webkit as "standard", they're right.

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Re: Of everything

Leaving only Gecko and Webkit because choice is bad?

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Re: I only wish....

Fixable.

Modernizr.load({

test: Modernizr.inputtypes.number,

nope: "js/jquery-ui.custom.js",

callback: function() {

$("input[type=number]").spinner();

}

});

There ya go.

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Hollywood star Robin Williams dies of 'suspected suicide' at 63

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Re: Disbelief

"Pavarotti is at the Comedy Store right now..."

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Chromebooks to break out of US schools: Netbook 2.0 comeback not just for children

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Re: Cheap Windows PCs with Bing

> So you are saying you can join Windows 8.1 with Bing to a domain? Pull the other one.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/cc835245.aspx

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Re: Cheap Windows PCs with Bing

We have one at work for assessment. The "heavily poisoned search returns" don't exist because the OEM has to supply the machine with Bing as the search engine but the user (and the Group Policy admin) can set whatever search engine they like as default. Sorry to disappoint you.

The rest of the damn thing is comparable to a Chromebook except it has a 500GB hybrid drive which fails to be painfully slow and can actually store data.

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Wait, Gartner seriously believe that massive retooling and provision of always-on internet connections will somehow work out cheaper than buying an equally-shit Windows laptop that costs the same and requires no retooling or cellular data?

And people pay them for this insight?

Who? And do those people eat with corks on their forks?

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US 911 service needs emergency upgrade and some basic security against scumbags

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Re: Press 1 for English, 2 if you are in a fatal accident...

>"This is the wrong number. You may want to dial 357."

Or 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3

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Yosemite Siri? Apple might plonk chatty assistant on your desktop - report

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Patent?

I wonder if it'll see a challenge any time soon.

possibly by Microsoft.

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Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE

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Re: Scarcely relevant musing

This just occurred to me -

> Does anyone know why 99% of the UK population pronounce latte as "lah-tay"?

I think it's because most people are bloody ignorant and being coffee related, they try to pronounce it in a pseudo-French way.

La maggioranza dei britannici non parla italiano.

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Re: Scarcely relevant musing

> So you pronouce pâté as pate?

Personally, I pronounce it as "paste". The circumflex denotes a missing "s" anyway and it's not like we don't have a perfectly decent English word to use.

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Re: Decent morning beverage?

Our local Costa even serves caffe corretto, albeit with amaretto rather than grappà.

It'll do.

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Twitter can trigger psychosis in users

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Re: Twitter driving Twitter-addicts to suicide?

A prerequisite of jokes is that somebody other than the originator should find them funny.

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Digital dongle transforms European XBOXen into tellies

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Well, we ditched Sky a year ago, relying instead on Netflix on the 360 and Freeview. The issue is that the Freeview receiver is built directly into the telly, meaning the XBone's clever overlay/passthrough thing doesn't work (because there is no "signal out" from the TV set).

With one of these, you don't need Sky or any kind of STB. I suspect that's the whole point.

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Microsoft OneDrive tip-off leads to arrest over child abuse images

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Re: Google copying

> This is the Microsoft that were caught red handed copying Google's actual search results. It's well documented, look it up.

Hold on a second, are you repeating Bob Vistakin's eternal lies on this topic? It's extremely well-documented. As being a fraud, perpetrated by Google engineers to game a Bing toolbar in exactly the same way that one could, if one were of a mind (or being paid sufficiently), game a Google toolbar.

Look it up before repeating propaganda which has already been thoroughly Snoped.

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Re: Google copying

Everyone's catching illegal child porn on their servers. Good that they're catching it.

Shut up about copying - if this is the kind of copying you object to, I wonder what you keep in DropBox.

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China rips Apple out of govt IT mail-order catalogue – report

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Re: Delicate balance

Apple can't afford to lose China as a manufacturing base.

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Scottish independence debate: STV player flops under weight of viewers

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Re: ITV Doesn't Own STV!

> STV pay ITV for content

Do you think ITV will ever actually supply any?

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What's the point of the Internet of Things?

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Cheer up, Trev.

The central locking house would be an absolute boon for everyone.

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I sympathize regarding your pork pie pie issue but tell your girlfriend she's mental, will you?

I've worked as a chef and fridges have very sensible rules. All the raw meat goes in the bottom (actually, it SHOULD go in a separate fridge but most households do not have this capacity) because you don't want blood dripped on the rest of your stuff. Fruit and salad goes on top, dairy on second shelf, cold meats (and pies) on shelf three.

Bottles go in the door. if you have a bottle rack in your fridge, take it out because all it does is waste space.

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Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s

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Re: Air Jesus?

None of you read Transmetropolitan.

I'm disappointed but not all that surprised.

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Air Jesus?

"I am so unbelievably bored that I will buy your ridiculous shoesphone...."

(restore my faith, commentards. Go on.)

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NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14

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heh

"Refactoring means features which improve the structure of the code without changing its output."

You put that line in especially for VB developers, right?

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Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'

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Re: I think...

I'm not a climatologist but I am something of an expert on computer activity models, having worked with them for the last 20 years.

As such, I am qualified to give the opinion that every single climate model published to date has been horrendously half-baked junk and incapable of providing any basis for projection.

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Captain Kirk sets phaser to SLAUGHTER after trying new Facebook app

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That tumblr post is a really quite in-depth and well-reasoned review.

I admit to being surprised.

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Re: I object

He was amazing on Boston Legal.

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So whither Microsoft? If Nadella knows, he is keeping it well hidden

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Re: Story behind Seattle layoffs

But also apparently is wholly invented.

[citation provided]

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@chekri

There is a problem with shifting Windows Phones on very low cost hardware, and it's innate to the OS.

That problem is, WP makes it very difficult to pirate your apps. There are whole markets (especially the Indian subcontinent, China and some of South America) where better than half of the app "market" is filled by piracy.

That's the only reason why Android will continue to own those markets. It's not about Google Play, it's not about what's "better". It's about whether the phone is the only investment or whether it's an ongoing cost.

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Re: Microsoft can only win...

And presumably they do so well in cloudy stuff because Amazon and Google are incompetent.

OR (and this is an option) you're just wrong.

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Secondhand Point-o-Sale terminal was horrific security midden

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Re: POS

Hahahahaha, I get it! We're all supposed to laugh at the Asian man's funny name! Ahahahaha! What a hilarious joker you are!

And clearly not racist at all.

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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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> Content unavailable. Error code: BOYCOTT

Stays at the wicket for years at a time doing absolutely nothing.

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New Star Wars movie plot details leak, violate common sense and laws of physics

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Re: H2G2 style

Say what you like about pod racing, it made for an actually playable LucasArts Star Wars game. As opposed to all the shit ones that only sold because they had lightwangs in.

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PICS: Nokia Lumia 930 – We reveal its ONE unique selling point

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Re: Sensors

All the Lumias have BTLE.

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Re: In other words....

I know that, I've got one. I'd like something with the 1020 camera but the 1020 doesn't have Qi charging and I'd be throwing away my investment in chargers.

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Re: In other words....

Treading water, probably.

I have a 920 but am (like many 920 owners) waiting for the update to the 1020, which will hopefully have wireless charging and a bloody micro-sd port.

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For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets

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Because learning new systems and supporting walled gardens absolutely fine and completely necessary if those are Apple or Google systems and walled gardens while obviously it's a nasty monopolistic power grab if MS do it.

Right.

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Say goodbye to landfill Android: Top 10 cheap 'n' cheerful smartphones

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I would but the Motorola V Dot is not longer even on ebay.

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MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws

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So we (the public) are not represented then. At all.

What further evidence does anyone need?

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Do YOU work at Microsoft? Um. Are you SURE about that?

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Re: Fire a few people?

Sinofsky's already gone.

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'Ribbed' for your pleasure: Jony Ive unveils NAKED IPHONE

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Re: Seal

> Bathtime iPhones?

Good luck plugging your headphones into that. Or charging it.

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

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None of that happens if you click ON THE DESKTOP. If you click other apps, ALT+F4 closes them, as you'd expect.

Are you just really bad at IT or looking for excuses to hate something?

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Re: Time for some truly revolutionary GUIs?

Because Windows is an enterprise OS, in the main. Imagine a busy office with everyone and his cat shouting at their computers. How productive!

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"Prior to Update 1, powering down your machine required you to move the mouse to the lower left-hand corner of your screen, slowly hovering over that corner, right-clicking the Start button or pressing Windows key and X on your keyboard, then clicking on "Shut down" or "Sign out"."

Or, y'know, clicking on the desktop and hitting ALT+F4.

Rocket Science! Waaaaaaay too hard for support desk, right?

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That 'wiped' Android phone you bought is stuffed with NAKED SELFIES – possibly

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Re: Happened to me twice.

Copy everything to a PC, manually delete everything on the phone and then perform a factory reset.

Don't forget your SD cards, if applicable.

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Report: UK.gov wants to legislate on comms data BEFORE next election

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Re: Knee jerk reaction

> Can anyone propose an alternative means to monitor internet activity of serious criminals and terrorists?

How about, and you realize I'm just wildly spitballing here, getting a fucking warrant?

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What the world needs now is... a Bluetooth-enabled baby's dummy

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Meh

Better idea

Yes, Bluetooth if you like but a locator instead.

Finding where my horrible spawn hurls the bloody things more easily would actually be worth money.

I do wonder how this miracle idea is supposed to stand up to eight minutes in a superheated steam sterilizer, though.

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Universal Discredit: Gov admits Treasury HASN'T signed off biz case

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Re: Only asking

One of the most informative posts in a comment thread I've ever read.

Thank you.

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Russian law will force citizens' personal data to be stored locally

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Are you suggesting that somebody wants to read your livejournal?

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