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3366 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Do Not Track W3C murder plot fails by handful of votes

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Re: Yay, new standards

To be specific, one guy on the Apache project said that.

That guy is paid by Adobe, who make a metric fuckton of their income from tracking ads.

Sometimes jumping to the obvious conclusion is unhelpful.

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Re: evil?

> How would you ever find a plumber when you need one in a hurry?!

They'd look in the fucking phone book, exactly the way they used to before spamvertising parasites (and yes, Google are one of these) tried to take over the world.

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Google rivals GAGGED from exposing ad giant's EU search peace offering

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Re: Just who is forced to use Google?

Nobody, but nobody was forced to use IE6 beyond the diktats of their employers and that still rates half-informed jeers of "convicted monopolist".

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> Distinguishing Google's ads from others and from genuine search results can only be a problem for the terminally inattentive.

I agree with you (hence upvote), except on mobile platforms. Google's search app has no highlighting, lowlighting or other distinguishing features on its "promotional" results.

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Microsoft: Ha ha, my Wall Street friends - THIS time the victory is OURS

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Re: A good result ?

You also won't see any reports on how Google and Apple massage their figures, is my bet. But you probably wouldn't those even if they were published because they don't satisfy your irrational hate gland.

I don't know if there's somewhere that would do that article for you with the prejudicial editorial tone you'd prefer. cultofmac.com, maybe. Or you could start your own. tinfoilhat.com might be free and a whole lot of Reg commentards would read your "analysis" and quote it as gospel quite happily.

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Re: I nearly bought a Surface Pro 2 today.

> The One-size-fits-all meme that MS seems to be sprouting these days is just what the market didn't need.

Not to mention that it's an Apple trademark.

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The importance of complexity

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I'd say the the real expertise in programming is identifying the problem in the first place. Most things can be broken down into black boxes and state machines eventually.

Ironically, I'd say the programmer least likely to reduce his problem to the basics in this way is usually the Maths grad.

And I am one.

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Surface 2 and iPad Air: Prepare to meet YOUR DOOM under a 'Landfill Android' AVALANCHE

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Re: Surface 2 vs ipad air

"Are you illiterate? Buy Android!"

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Lumia 2520: Our Vulture gets his claws on Nokia's first Windows RT slab

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Re: connectivity?

I'm actually starting to wonder if Robert E A Harvey hadn't got this mixed with an iPad, which would have returned a "no" on all questions.

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Re: connectivity?

> Can I plug in a USB peripheral? memory stick? share data with clients?

yes.

> Can I use a USB cable to charge my phone? Headset?

yes

> Can I connect a bluetooth headset and make a phone call? or a 3.5mm headphone/mic & join a conference call?

Yes to both.

> Can I connect a video projector on a client site? with audio?

Yes, via micro-HDMI

> Any way to use cat5 internet connections? for customer sites that don't offer wifi?

Yes, via USB->Ethernet.

> No? not really a business device then.

Except yes to all.

You're not good at this, are you?

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Re: Office 2013 RT is not designed for commercial, nonprofit, or revenue-generating activities

If they have Office 365 you could buy a laptop and get full office and get some real work done.

At that price, you could. For 4 hours until your battery died.

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Windows 8.1: A bit square, sure, but WAIT! It has a Start button

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Re: For the last time, baldie: NO START MENU = NO WIN8 ON MY NETWORK...

Have you put "Start page was far too much for my awesome technical ability to be able to cope with" on your CV yet?

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Re: I have one question about 8.1 for those who have used it

Yes and no.

You can boot to desktop but if you hit the start button, you get the Start screen. Once you've set that up to how you work, it's fine.

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Re: Just an idea

I think you should use whatever you like best and shut the fuck up.

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Re: Ashamed to say

Select the desktop and hit ALT+F4.

Christ, these people who bitch about Win8 are computer illiterates.

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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

rounded edges

Oh dear.

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Last living NEANDERTHALS discovered in JERSEY – boffins

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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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