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MS, Chinese boffins team up on Kinect-powered sign language recog

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Re: Crap for games, great for everything else

Crap for games?

Depends on the game. Call of Duty? Yeah, crap for that.

Dance Central? Try that with your controller, couch-bound fatboy.

So... horses for courses.

This research, by the way? Great. Truly great. Keep up the good work, Chinese Boffins+MSR.

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Nokia flops out its 4G, 4.7-inch WHOPPER: The Lumia 625

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@Dave 126

the fag-lighter is his Transit is buggered

Dave, on a Transit you can actually reach into the central console from the passenger's side and swap out the fag-lighter with a replacement.

Should take you about 5 minutes and cost you maybe £3 from Amazon.

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Yeah, it was in the Grauniad so it MUST be true.

Except that a whole bunch of companies say it isn't are going to the Supreme Court and the Attorney General (or whatever his title is) to get the secrecy overruled so that they can prove it's not true. The list includes Yahoo, Google and, er, Microsoft.

You are eadon and I claim my £5.

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Re: Screen resolution too low

They don't seem to be undercutting the Lumia 520.

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* looked to see what it was, saw Nokia hence windows phone, threw in a quick fandroid troll*

Fixed that one for you.

Honestly, it's a fucking Nokia. What did you expect it to run? iOS?

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Re: looks like a great midrange handset

Runs quite happily, takes over a day to rinse the battery. If only it ran Android!

Then it would take about 4 hours to rinse the battery.

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Dead STEVE JOBS 'touts rival Lenovo gear' FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

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Cheap clones?

Seriously? Lenovo make nice kit. You can't beat a Thinkpad for quality.

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Devolo dLAN 500 AV Wireless Plus: Triple-tech connectivity for the home

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Re: Zyxel PLA4225

What I'd really like is an ADSL/Wireless-n/Powerline router. Clear out ALL the boxes and powerbricks in one fell swoop. Sadly, i can't find one anywhere.

Any ideas?

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For pity's sake: DON'T MOVE to the COUNTRY if you want to live

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Just one thought; being in the country often means that you are further away from access to emergency services when compared to those in urban areas.

True but they're less likely to let you die because they're stuck in traffic.

On the other hand, a speeding ambulance on a single-track country road is not a good thing for anyone.

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WAR ON PORN: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters

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Re: censorship in the UK

Thumbs up for "hedgeporn".

Porn was always in hedges when I was a kid.

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Re: No need to ban porn

The benefits are debatable anyway.

I mean, if paedophiles are busy flicking one off to anime child porn instead of molesting children, won't this cause a massive and thoroughly horrific disaster?

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Furthermore...

Quite what will happen to the lists of adults who disable the filters is not clear.

But they will know who you are and they can read what you read via GCHQ.

Learn to love Big Brother.

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Fever pitch as Dublin tar drop fall captured by webcam

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Re: You're on a sticky wicket there ...

I know. But Britain != England.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Ultrabook: Your new summer convertible?

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WTF?

Why is this thread full of Macintards who are presumably not in the market for this device?

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Hold on a mo: Brits blow £56m a year on the blower to gov minions

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Re: @Rol

Virgin, then?

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@Rol

Where did you get a broadband only service? In my experience they ALWAYS soak you for a phone line as well. Plus £15/month protection money to BT for allowing you to communicate at all.

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Re: David Pollard Hospital and prison telephones

Nobody's suggesting that hospital phones should be free, you silly little boy.

Merely that they should NOT be charged at loan-shark rates.

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@Irongut

Not that I'm a Tory supporter but it annoys me when they get blamed for policies that were actually brought in by Blair, Brown and their cronies.

Oh, quite. I don't support any of them (and won't until they stop tacitly funding organized crime via prohibition) but my point was, this report is likely to meet with a "good, let 'em pay" from George Osborne and his goldplated cronies.

As for Matt Bryant - a), you're still a cretin and b) one pound per head would indicate that everyone except the very very rich are on benefits/pensions. While doubtless this would suit Iain Duncan Smith's propaganda machine, it's probably not the case, is it?

Is maths too hard for you?

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Looks like Tory policy to me.

TAX THE POOR!

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Ex-prez Carter: 'America has no functioning democracy' with PRISM

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Statuesque

iPhone autocorrect, I suspect.

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Re: When it comes to the direction of America 'The Simpsons' say it best :-

May I refer you to the opening nine minutes of The Newsroom?

"Greatest Country in the World" relies heavily on your definition of "Greatest". During the space race? Possibly. Before or since? Not even slightly.

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Re: Spy on the Spies

But then, who oversees the overseer?

The electorate, in an elected position?

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"they don't give you the Nobel Peace Prize for nothing"`

Remind me, what did Obama get it for?

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Microsoft admits it's '18 months behind' with Windows 8 slabs

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Re: I really hate to say this...

I thought the Apple way was to give one single experience on one hardware platform and sneer at all others.

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Spotify strikes back at Radiohead - but artists are still angry

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Catweazel

Thanks for the memories.

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Tweet like escaping Hell depends on it, Twitter Catholics told

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God has an ego and is one hell of a pendant

I know, that was a typo but presumably it's an intangible pendant which dangles ineffably?

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@loneranger

Presumably your imaginary friend is bigger than the Pope's imaginary friend, then?

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Worldwide smartwatch shipments predicted to top 5 million next year

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Re: @dogged

You can doubt that all you want to. I haven't warn a watch since my employer started routinely providing me with a cell phone more than 12 years ago. A while back we did a spot check on gaming night - only 1 watch amongst the 4 men in the room and 1 for the woman.

Because anecdotes are indisputable evidence, right?

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Pedometer, I suspect. And remote control for your phone, maybe. Both of these are useful functions but hardly world-shaking.

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Re: May I dare to disagree

Watches have now been superseded for most people by mobile phones

I doubt that. In fact, I'd bet that worldwide watch sales make worldwide mobile phone sales look laughable.

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Psssst: If you wanna be rich, make the next privacy Robocop app

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Re: Microsoft?

Given how Microsoft put back doors into Outlook for the NSA to access a users stuff (according to Snowden), why would anyone trust a system with MS OS on it under any circumstances?

Given that MS dispute this and claim that the Grauniad has misreported what Snowden said - and is allegedly going to court for the right to tell people what information they've given NSA as reported here on the Reg - while Google (for example) aren't denying anything.... why the hell would anybody choose Android or ChromeOS for anything?

But nice try, Eadon.

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GitHub to devs: pick a license, we dare you

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MIT

The MIT license is popular in code you're giving away as a public service.

Everything I have on t'interweb for free download uses it. It's nice and simple.

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Fanbois get Outlook app for iOS, but only if they sign up for Office 365

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Re: Translation...

I imagine that the shareholders would complain if it were "productive for Apple's cashflow".

Did you want free Outlook on your iPhone? Did you think MS would improve a different phone platform at the expense of their own? You must think they're as stupid as.... well... you.

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Microsoft's next device could be a Surface Watch

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Re: Touchscreen

That might not be necessary. If it ran with Kinect exercise programs - I understand they're excellent - or integrated with RunKeeper or something similar, it could probably make money.

I don't imagine that FitBit are a charitable organisation.

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Re: there's just a little niggle, MS

You are not everyone, AC. I wear a watch. I like my watch. It's by Fossil and it's a beautiful old fashioned analogue face bound in brass.

People wear watches. You don't but nobody cares about you.

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Re: Touchscreen

I wonder precisely how many live tiles they would try to fit into that area?

I find this interesting, too. And my best guess would be "one".

Combine it with swipes to change to tile and a watchface +notification icons lock screen... who knows? If they were to throw in a decent pedometer and HR monitor, it could even be a useful device.

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Dear Linus, STOP SHOUTING and play nice - says Linux kernel dev

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Re: He's rude, but he's right

Seriously, you have a Preferred Supplier List of software only made by nice people? Please post a link.

Ray Ozzie is a nice guy. Then again, he gave us Lotus Notes.

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Look out, Lenovo! HP: We're not happy with being a 'number two'

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"a 'number two'"

Yeah, that pretty much covers it.

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The IT crowd: Fiercely loyal geeks or 'inflexible, budget-padding' creeps?

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Conflict averse?

Fuck that.

Well, mostly. I'm conflict averse on personal criticism. I just sit there and take that, no matter unwarranted it seems. Question my work, however, and you are in for a world of hurt, Mr Manager.

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We'll stop Johnny Foreigner gobbling our biznovation - UK gov

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Re: Can someone help me... I think I've slipped into an alternate reality...

REG: Right! This calls for immediate discussion!

COMMANDO #1: Yeah.

JUDITH: What?!

COMMANDO #2: Immediate.

COMMANDO #1: Right.

LORETTA: New motion?

REG: Completely new motion, eh, that, ah-- that there be, ah, immediate action--

FRANCIS: Ah, once the vote has been taken.

REG: Well, obviously once the vote's been taken. You can't act on a resolution till you've voted on it...

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Linux 3.11 to be known as 'Linux for Workgroups'

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Re: So I suppose...

Start buttons are essential though, right? Any OS that doesn't have is doomed, right?

No? I heard it here...

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Confidential Microsoft brief: 'We're TOAST if we fight Google on price'

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Re: First and foremost, it's the price that matters

Pimps Libre Office - check.

Big fat downer on MS - check.

Comments on all Microsoft-related stories saying they are doomed - check.

Pimps linux mint - nope, not yet.

It may not be Eadon but it looks feasible.

MS are in a hole of their own making with licensing. They have three models -

1. Free. And usually genuinely free without regarding you as product to be sold for ad money, which is quite a pleasant change.

2. Insanely expensive.

3. So bewildering that nobody can actually figure out what the cost is.

To be fair, the insanely expensive model doesn't quite reach Oracle levels of obscenity but it's close. The middle SKUs needs to go, though. Now.

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Google study finds users ignore Chrome security warnings

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Agreed. My current workplace does the same thing with test sites. The CSS guys routinely blow through security warnings because that's their job.

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Nokia tears wrapper off Lumia 1020 monster imaging mobe

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Since it won't be marketed under EOS, there is no trademark issue. As you already knew. Troll.

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Microsoft: 'Google's secret government meetings let it avoid import ban' - Report

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Re: Sue happy?

Seriously? You think ANYONE is waiting to buy a Motorola handset which will, given history, be sub-par at best and literally NEVER be updated?

Yeuch.

All Nokia need to do to sell more phones than Motorola is highlight Moto's update history.

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Microsoft biz heads slash makes Ballmer look like dead STEVE JOBS

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Re: In the process of this discussion

BornToWin appears to be channelling him almost to perfection.

I say almost because his capslock works.

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Asperger's and IT

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Re: @Trevor

The very last thing anyone trying to deal with Asperger’s – which entails a lifetime of learning to cope with it so as to be accepted by “normal” society – needs is some asshole accusing them of faking it…or their doctors of misdiagnosing them due to “fashion.”

You sir, are that asshole.

Actually, I'm not. I haven't diagnosed or accused anyone and I am somewhat at a loss to understand why you continue to accuse me of doing so.

Lack of empathy? Granted. Never had much of that. But false accusations from me?

Quote it or climb down off that high horse before you get a nosebleed.

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Swollen cloud could burst at any time, splatter us with FAIL – anxious tech biz

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Round of applause

Best article I've read on the Reg for ages.

I agree wholeheartedly. Yes, the Cloud is here to stay. Yes, trying to sell to Enterprise is a mug's game. Yes, security/trust is a HUGE issue.

Me, I think I'll write a SME-class Email/Calendar/CRM application since most SMEs will not go Cloud and Microsoft killed SBS. Thanks for the market opportunity, guys.

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Gadgets are NOT the perfect gift for REAL men

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Re: How To Please A Woman Every Time:

Or the edited highlights of a Carry On film collection, apparently.

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