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3071 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Ten Windows 8 Ultrabooks

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Re: Eadon's Verdict... (SPOILER - FAIL)

and it's been called dev/null in casual internet discussion since before your balls dropped.

Of course, back when people like you called people noobs for being right, they were instantly referred to as one of these.

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Are biofuels Europe's sh*ttiest idea ever?

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Biodiesel in the UK

Here's the thing I can't understand.

If biodiesel is absolutely as green as you like, totally renewable and ecomentally awesome, how come the UK Government applies tax and excise duty at exact the same rate as normal (non-bio) diesel?

And given the slightly lower power output of biodiesel, am I right in thinking that this makes it the single most heavily taxed form of fuel (on a per watt generated basis) in the entire world?

So all these fuel taxes (which, if you recall, they used to tell us were for "green" reasons) are actually a massive shot in the foot because they're taxing the "good" fuels even more heavily than the "bad" fuels?

Or does it just go to pay for bailing out bankers?

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Dell axes IT channel middlemen, installs Windows in the factory

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Re: That worked out well for Nokia

Yeah, Dell have never partnered with MS, right?

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Re: The end of Project Sputnik?

Doubtful.

Sputnik was never going to make money. Tills and petrol pumps will.

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It's already huge. I mean seriously, the sheer number of tills and petrol pumps that run Windows Embedded is staggering. Where have you been, man?

MS don't make much money off it - I believe a license currently goes around $3US for a 100+ unit install - but it doesn't crash, it does what people want and it's easy to code for.

House of Fraser actually use purely for the embedded browser so that all their tills connect directly to the central (non public) web servers on a sealed network. This gives them security and direct access to inventory management and billing.

Nothing could possibly go wrong

It certainly hasn't, so far at least. And it's been around since before XP.

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Microsoft brings back Windows watch after Apple seeks 'flexible' bod

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Re: Compelling reasons for a smart watch?

A "smart" watch doesn't have to be be all that smart. Really, it's just a remote display/controller, possibly with accelerometer/gyro/pedometer functions for added value.

The phone does all the heavy lifting.

I'm interested, but the beautiful brass Fossil on my wrist is going nowhere until there's something comparable.

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Microsoft stop trying to be Apple and come up with something original.

mark12, stop being an idiot and actually read the fucking article.

Apple, original? Maybe when Satan snowboards to work.

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Netbooks projected to become EXTINCT by 2015

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Re: We call them Chromebooks now

Those really aren't selling. It's common to snigger at Windows 8 sales figures on the Reg but damn, Google wishes that ChromeOS would fail one tenth as hard.

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Wales slams Amazon over lack of Kindle support

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Re: The welsh lobby

my beef was with the *nationally* orientated programmes that have presenters guffing about what an amazing day it is, then they pan to the weather, and most of the North is covered in snow, and in Wales it's raining :)

No shit? Raining? In Wales? Remarkable.

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You know how your energy bills are SO much worse than they were?

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Re: P.Lee @ 29 March 07:00 z

On the nuclear, where rae you going to store the waste

It's not 1981 anymore, you know. Nuclear "waste" is simply reprocessed into usable fuel, a process that is currently over 97% efficient.

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Voda: Brit kids will drown in TIDAL WAVE of FILTH - it's all Ofcom's fault

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Re: Operator A

It's EE/Orange.

Absolutely no doubt about it.

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Apple share-price-off-a-cliff: Told you that would happen

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Re: An industry standard cynical outlook

Don't judge how Apple behaves in the same way as Oracle, HP or Dell do, they just don't operate the same way.

Indeed. That would be like suggesting that the Church of Scientology acts like the Red Cross.

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Microsoft reports on how often it helps police with their enquiries

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Re: Use MS services

That's just Eadon.

One day you too may be "technical" enough to understand that although Google accede to more requests and give away more data, only MS are any danger.

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Windows Phone 8 support to end in 2014

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Re: What does "works" mean anyway?

Okay. Put Jellybean on something with the same spec as a Lumia 620.

See how it performs. I'll wait.

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Re: What does "works" mean anyway?

Eadon - looking forward to your citations regarding your continual FUD about WP using more resources than the notoriously CPU-hogging Android.....

Please keep us updated.

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Re: All current handsets are supported and will be upgraded to WP9

we're all secretly hoping for the death of Windows Phone anyway.

Because less choice is SO FREAKIN AWESOME right?

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Re: So if I had bought a Windows Phone 8 on day of issue [1] ...

we get our wish and Windows Phone 8 self-destructs

Because less choice is FREAKIN AWESOME right?

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Bottomless, unsatisfied Xbox widow cuffed after boyf flees nookie

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Re: He was scared of the RED RING OF DEATH

Eadon merely has a red ring.

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Re: sad

Maybe, but to judge from the pictures on the Huffington Post (link here) we should all be thanking Microsoft, the game publisher and probably Sony and Nintendo too for discouraging them from breeding.

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Samsung's new co-CEO: 'Windows isn't selling very well'

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Exactly. Their windows hardware has been overpriced and boring.

You don't need to look much further for a reason why it's not selling.

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Touch screens and greasy mitts: All you need is glove

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Well...

Nokia are making screens you can use through thick mittens. Maybe you can get some of those and use 'em through tasteful curtains.

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eBay: Our paid Google advertising was a total waste of money

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Re: Maybe if they bought relevant ads?

I have had eBay offer to sell me Wales before now.

Reserve not met.

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AMD releases new 'Elite' laptop chips

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Not bad as a bulletin but no real meat to this article.

Still, Anand Lal Shimpi will review it before long, hopefully.

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Microsoft preps UPDATE EVERYTHING patch batch

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Re: @Eadon Siverlight

Are you angry that EA no longer support Sim City 2000 as well?

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Re: @Eadon Siverlight

Even 4 has the writing on the wall, since MS would much prefer that you dump all the crufty old .NET stuff in favour of some shiny WinRT stuff.

Bzzzt - wrong. And you were doing so well up to then.

The shiny RT stuff is written with Visual Studio in your choice of .NET languages + or JavaScript and uses your choice of WPF or HTML for the UI.

Also .NET is 12 years old. I hardly call that dumping it every five years.

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Re: Siverlight

.NET itself is being quietly retired also.

More of your usual lies, I see.

Also, stop using the "technical content" icon when you're spreading FUD, please.

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Re: Counting security holes is not a good guide - windows has HUGE HOLES

Eadon must have a friend somewhere!

I find this unlikely.

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Redmond slashing Win8, Office OEM rates for small devices

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Re: Hmmm

downvoted because Eadon?

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Re: Hmmm

@ACcc

you can't add anything app-wise to the touchy-feely side of it without a Microsoft account

Businesses which happen to be MS shops can host their own app stores in System Center(sic).

Details here.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj822984.aspx

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Europe tickles Microsoft with €561m fine for browser choice gaffe

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Re: The next step..

By market share? Apple's monopoly is PMPs. They have (probably illegally) leveraged this monopoly into phones and media downloads. This has gone unnoticed by the EU though. Presumably because the Eurocrats really like their iPads.

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Microsoft offers developer tools for its lonely Office Store

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Re: @dogged

But you don't. Anyone can write for the desktop.

And since absolutely everyone in the entire world hates metro and metro apps (according to the commentards, so it MUST be true), that's all you need, right?

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Re: Cool, I suppose. But, uhm...

Is this move by MS about creating a whole new Cloudy market for MS using its Store

I doubt it. The vast majority of Office extensions are written in-house to meet a specific need for a specific company. Not really transferable or marketable.

Putting out the tools to extend Office, okay. Expecting it to be a huge app store? Doubtful.

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Re: Microsoft begs devs

Yeah, nobody writes applications for Windows.

/s

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Inside Lord Sugar's 'you're fired' YouView bust-up with TV baron

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Re: Sugar and Desmond have a lot in common

To be fair, I'd take Sugar over Desmond.

At least he loathes Piers Morgan, so he can't be all bad.

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O2 pops out vital new feature: Making phone calls from phones

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The problem, as I understand it, is that even VOIP to VOIP calls cost you minutes or money. Which means that there's no benefit over Skype to Skype and even a hefty downside.

Normally, I'd be all for it but frankly, a means of actually getting O2 service inside my house on my phone would be better.

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Euro watchdog bares teeth at Microsoft over browser gaffe

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Re: EU lost the plot

People reported Microsoft to the courts

No, not people. Companies. Opera was mainly behind it, IIRC.

Of course Opera IN NO WAY stood to benefit from the Commission's action....

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Browser makers open local storage hole in HTML5

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Re: Security vulnerablity

I'm sorry, I'm clearly not "technical" enough to note that the browser based on closed-source Trident and the browsers based on open-sourced KHTML fail in exactly the same way for the exactly same reason and determine that it's a fail only for IE.

You retard.

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Re: Fill me up?

Eadon doesn't see adverts because he's using IE10 under Win8 with EasyList TPL.

(note - he probably isn't because installing a tracking protection list by clicking on a link is probably too advanced for the poor little lad. However, the 89 year old gentleman who lives over the road from me uses exactly this setup and never sees ads, except [for some reason] on Facebook which he no longer bothers with).

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Re: Security vulnerablity

Safari and Chrome are vulnerable.

EADON FAIL.

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So much noise on WinMob, but Microsoft's silent on lovely WinPhone

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Re: Microsoft keeping quiet?

Just out of curiosity, how do you know it doesn't have one?

Because even when you deliberately hack the firmware so that it asks for OS disks (an NT error message), it doesn't bluescreen. It's a black screen that nobody who hasn't hacked their firmware (badly) will ever see.

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Re: Elop

@Richard Plinston - which way do you want it?

Either it started on 7 or, as you say, because 7 was built on CE (the core of WM6.x and previous), it started on... 8. Which is not built on CE and came out in November 2012.

I mean, you can play the picky-picky game in an effort to score cheap points if you like but even doing so won't change the reality of the situation. Which is that a) you pretty much always post pseudo-technical badly thought-out and often untrue critiques of WP and b) you're wrong.

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Re: Microsoft keeping quiet?

Hey, it's you! You're the guy who (in this very thread!) claims that WP8 repeatedly bluescreens when it doesn't even have a bluescreen!

Anyone reading further comments from you should keep this in mind.

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Re: Elop

Neither of those started on seven, you dolt.

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Re: I'm not suprised

Never seen it. Never seen a screenshot of it. Never seen a complaint.

Never heard of any such thing before your comment.

You made that up.

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Re: Elop

Marketshare dropping despite new product launches says otherwise......

[citation needed- wait. Don't bother. You're Mrs Barry Shitpeas, as seen on Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe. In other words, you made that up.

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Ancient lost continent discovered lounging on Mauritian beach

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Re: plain old "scientists"

and they're trick-cyclists.

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That Firefox OS mobe: The sorta phone left behind after a mugging

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Re: Graph with *3* lines on it

WP8 _requires_ dual core (no more, no less)

Untrue. According to MS (who should know), the OS Is capable of supporting as many cores as desktop NT. Which is 256, or at least it was as of Server 2K8.

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Re: Graph with *3* lines on it

Not for any sane definition of "adequately".

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Re: Graph with *3* lines on it

Short answer - yes. And way earlier than ARM-11.

We know this because it's been hacked onto the immortal HTC HD2, the Phone That Will Not Die.

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/and-it-keeps-going-and-going-hd2-receives-wp8-port/

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It's the Peer 2.0: Martha Lane Fox now a crossbench baroness

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Re: Her dad is a laugh

This implies that at least one person enjoyed Alexander, which is a hell of a lot more than I was expecting.

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