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3333 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

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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Microsoft covers Brit who penetrated Windows 8.1 with GOLD

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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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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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Upvoted for "shitsock".

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Re: the future's bright, the future's orange

@Lamont -

This is what happens you get a self-selected group of society's natural victims in one place bemoaning their lot when not reading their support scripts to people they despise for living much richer and more full lives than they do. It becomes semi-fascistic. I and my peer-group of second-class degrees and unnatural obsessions with Dr Who assistants should be the only ones allowed to breed! although usually put less honestly in terms of (highly gameable) IQ tests and proficiency with something nobody else in universe gives a shit about, such as Ruby on Rails.

What makes it particularly hilarious is their "educated" opinions. There was a post recently about Hyper-V from some TechEd conference down under. The sheer amount of retarded commentry on it served to finally disabuse me of the notion that the Reg's commentards are of any benefit to anyone at all and point firmly to a state where they should absolutely not be allowed to breed.

Luckily, most never will.

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It's the software, stupid: Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch bags big apps

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Re: If only...

Good, then I won't have to write Java.

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If only...

If only Casio would release an SDK for their Bluetooth G-Shock.

I'd even pay (reasonable) money for such a thing.

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Re: Do you *really* need a weather report on your watch?

I used to say that about phone apps. I don't anymore because looking out of the window doesn't tell me what to expect when I land in $DESTINATION.

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Sysadmins hail Windows Server 2012 R2's killer ... clipboard?

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Facepalm

SO much facepalm in this thread.

The stupid.... it burns!

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Give us a break: Next Android version to be called 'KitKat'

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Re: Why Not.

Having tasted it, I refuse to believe there's anything organic about Hershey's chocolate.

As for Nestlé - still evil....

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Microsoft's $7.1bn Nokia gobble: Why you should expect the unexpected

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Re: Shame

Visio?

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Microsoft's Nokia plan: WHACK APPLE AND GOOGLE

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Re: It's really too early to say

I'm guessing that most of the people here are arrogant enough to reckon they could.

Maybe some of them are right.

Whether they could do that while doubling profits and tripling revenues is a different matter.

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Oh well, since you'd say not at all, it must be true!

Or not.

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Re: Skype is worth more!

They don't have a name for good hardware

I disagree.

Their mice and keyboards have always been excellent.

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Microsoft - do you really think you can take on Google with Nokia?

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Re: Smart phone from dumb people

But what El Reg's legion of script-reading support-drones want is Windows 7.

There is no money to be made from Windows 7.

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Re: One Crucial Thing MS Didn't Get

He went with homeopathy and, like all who have a genuine illness and go with homeopathy, died.

This (faith in homeopathy) would imply that he was an idiot. Or that maybe through long immersion in marketing, he had become susceptible to it.

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Finn's?

See me after class.

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Re: Also in the news...

Good. Also, fuck 'em.

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Re: "facebook is insignificant?"

It is, I agree.

But Google+ is also pretty insignificant (except in terms of annoying Google users). Perhaps that's where the equation lies on this one.

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Re: Some Apples and some Oranges

•Microsoft is licensing Nokia's really decent mobile mapping services, which will be competition for Google maps.

Fail again for MS, late to market and expensive. Googl's mapping products are mature, free (relatively) and omni-available.

So are Nokia's. HERE Maps is available on iOS and Android as well as WP.

So maybe 3 each.

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Nokia drives cars into the clouds: Hear HERE, you're here, hear?

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Re: @dogged Too bad

I would have thought you of all people should be aware of Reg commentards propensity for slating things they've never tried and have no practical knowledge of.

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