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Nokia Lumia 925: The best Windows Phone yet

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Re: Maybe, maybe not.

Well played, sir.

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Re: Maybe, maybe not.

Eadon doesn't think. Eadon is Google's Hate Machine™. If it's MS or Apple, Eadon hates it.

If there's an article about a non MS or Apple technology, Eadon will use it to say how much he hates Apple and MS.

If there's an article about a Google technology, Eadon will post that Open Source cures cancer and that WP gives you crabs.

The algorithm is really very simple, and based on their fabulous webcrawling tech.

We should applaud Eadon for the technical achievement that it is, a testament to what can be done when guerrilla-marketers get to order engineers around.

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TypeScript 0.9 arrives with new compiler, support for generics

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Re: Clearing up misconceptions

Understandable. The article was pure Eadon-bait.

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@Kevin McMurtrie

Kevin,

It'd be lovely if TypeScript used C++ syntax but the requirement that you should be able to drop your existing JavaScript project in and have it work without amendment means that's not really feasible.

On the plus side, it sure beats CoffeeScript.

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Re: Just what the world needs …

For those who don’t yet know it, JavaScript is an advanced, powerful scripting language. Like all languages it has its quirks and foibles. Many of them are addressed in the next version. Microsoft’s approach is, once again, a destructive attempt to hijack the Web

Having you considered checking out what TypeScript actually is before sounding off?

Usage pattern :

1. Take your JavaScript project

2. Drop it into TypeScript

Lo! It runs! (provided it would have run in any other JS environment - TS doesn't magically fix your shitty broken code)

3. Add more code using strongly typed objects, generics, overloading, all the good stuff.

4. Compile your project.

5. Examine the results of the compile to find.... zomg it's all JavaScript! There is no TypeScript in the output! at all! It's completely to standard!

Of course, 3 minutes worth of actually checking what the story was about would have told you that. And one minute of fact-checking would have told the author of the article that, too but clearly neither of you gives a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut about what's actually going on.

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Re: "Typescript" ?

They are still trying to embrace and extend?

No. The compiled output of TypeScript is JavaScript. Of course, the article did its very best to obscure this. TypeScript is Anders Hjelsberg's shot at making life much, much easier for JS developers. It's a dev tool, not an alternative language.

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Re: Insecure Solution In Search Of Problem FAIL

It's not an alternative at all in any way - the article was not written by someone competent to understand the technology; similar to the way you're not competent to understand, you know, words.

TypeScript is like CoffeeScript except better because while both compile to plain JavaScript, TypeScript is an extended superset so you can drop in your existing JavaScript project and it runs. And what you get out is, like with CoffeeScript, plain JavaScript.

Therefore, not an alternative. A development tool.

And MS have not killed .NET. I thought you of all people with your open source fetish should know that they've officially open sourced asp.net for starters but that wouldn't quite fit your worldview, would it?

You can develop for Metro in C# and the .NET framework addresses the WinRT libraries just as it addresses the Win32 libraries.

Your FUD is shocking, Eadon. You've been told this a million times but still you keep on telling people lies on the Register. Why? Is it your job?

EADON SHILL FAIL.

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Washout 2012 summer, melty Greenland 'nothing to do with Arctic ice or warm oceans'

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Re: Still pursuing his agenda

"A paedophile has more DNA in common with a crab than with a human being and that's scientific fact. There's no evidence for it but it's SCIENTIFIC FACT." - Neil Fox, Brass Eye Paedogeddon Special

Or I could have said [citation needed].

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Re: climate an weather

Now we will hear from everyone who confuses climate with weather

Oh fuck off. How is global warming not reflected in weather? Is it invisible like tiny fairies who will KILL US ALL but they're invisible and magic so we'll never know?

"It's climate, not weather". Guaranteed always always the first response of the fervent religious believer (who doesn't understand either).

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AXE-WAVING BIKER GANG SMASHES into swanky Apple UK store

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Re: couple of years late

Found in Islington, too. What a shocker.

It's grim up North London.

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Google erases G8 venue from Earth: Microsoft doesn't

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Re: Yup ... where is Eadon

Unlikely. He was being retarded about Typescript earlier.

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Re: Where's Eadon?

Upvoted for the joke, but how is this Microsoft fail?

If Bing shows what's actually there and Google doesn't show what's there, how come Bing is the one that's failing?

I are confuzzled.

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IT mercenaries and buy-to-let landlords are my HEROES - here's why

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Re: Well I'll go the bottom of our stairs!

I thought DVLA was in Swansea?

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Microsoft lures buy-curious vixens, corduroys with a cheap fondle

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Re: Microsoft also boasts of 20,000 apps?

If they're what we're now supposed to call "Windows Store Apps", they'll all run on the RT.

You can't compile an app that references desktop components for the Store. I tried, just to check.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Proof the pen is mightier?

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Re: Remember windows tabs?

Remember when using the "contains highly technical content" icon meant you'd see an interesting post?

Remember when el Reg could review an Android tablet with some fuckwad immediately sneering about a twelve year old version that ran Windows XP?

Life Before Eadon. How sweet it was.

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Not work! - Firmware hacks

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Not work! - Firmware hacks

Couldn't think where else to post this.

I've decided to do something about my old Motorola RAZR V3xx.

I love this thing. The form factor is perfect. It's pocket size, it's damage resistant, it's HSDPA, it's easy to use, it never drops calls, it gets four days usage from its tiny battery without issue.

The only problem is the usual Motorola problem - the OS is dogshit.

So, i thought, I'm still a programmer. I can do embedded work, I do it all the time. Why not?

Why not? Because it's 2013 and there are no available resources to study from is why not. So. If any of you have any dim and distant memories or even better, current links on how MotoRazr v series phones actually worked - and I want to go much further than just skinning - could you let me know?

Ta.

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Swedish watchdog: Google's chocolate cloud? Nej, not private

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Re: Closed Source Software == security risk of espionage (confidentiality violation)

I'd counter that amanfromMars deliberately tries not to make sense.

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Re: Closed Source Software == security risk of espionage (confidentiality violation)

You didn't read the article, did you?

This is not about the NSA. The decision came early last week - no idea how come el Reg is so damn late with this story. This is about Google's terms and conditions which translated out of happyhappyjoyjoy marketing and dense legalese say "Any data you put on our servers, we own. Also, fuck you".

Open source, closed source, source made of magic unicorns by Jonny Ive, doesn't matter. If T&Cs say the host owns whatever it stores, this is contrary to various national laws, EU legislation and the UK's very own oft-ignored but still sharp-toothed Data Protection Act.

Clouds suck. All clouds, whoever is hosting them.

(This also implies that the future is not mobile unless that future is not cloud based; so much for "death of the PC").

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'Smart ring' revealed by upstart Chinese mobe-maker

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Re: Up coming

It's kind of fun, isn't it?

His post indicates that Apple will copy it which is fine, and then Microsoft will copy it WHICH IS A CRIME.

Odd little man.

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Julian Assange: Google's just an arm of US government

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Stop right there.

Assange was never a script kiddie. He predates downloading scripts to do your leet haxoring or whatever /b/ is calling it this week by at least ten years.

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Re: Too true

you don't have to be a nutter to appreciate the intimate connection between economic power and political power.

You also don't have to be a nutter to see how close Obama is to Google. He pretty much has to beat through a crowd of oompah-loompahs with a baseball bat to get to his desk.

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A question of forum etiquette

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Re: @Corinne

It may be a personal thing, but I find myself horrified at the notion of calling a woman a cunt. It would seem to reduce her to just one thing. Whereas calling Eadon a cunt simply means (to me) that he is wrongness, a thing that should not be.

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@Corinne

It's just a word, albeit one with very strong overtones of Piers Morgan.

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A question of forum etiquette

Is the "post withdrawn for calling Eadon a cunt" thing universal or just me?

PS. He is one.

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Apple: iOS7 dayglo Barbie makeover is UNFINISHED - report

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Re: Are you judging the genders on the phones they carry

I'm not certain who you're asking but I simply reported who had what, based on gender.

I also wonder if the earlier poster is of the belief that every man who doesn't have an iPhone is gay. Anecdotal evidence would tend to indicate that the iPhone is actually of more use to gay men because it has a selection of apps targeted at that demographic.

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A quick glance around the office shows -

Men - three Galaxy S3s, two HTC Ones, one HTC 8X, one Nokia Lumia 820

Women - four iPhones.

Probably not a coincidence.

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Badger bloodbath brouhaha brings 'bodge' bumpkin bank burgle bluster

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Re: Follow the science

No, from the 2006 Republic of Ireland study.

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Re: Follow the science

It's relatively clear cut, where studies are not publicized in advance. If they are publicized, they tend to be wrecked by those who would like the outcome to "prove" that culling doesn't work.

In non-compromised studies -

1. TB incidence in cattle reduces sharply following a badger cull

2. TB incidence in cattle rises sharply in areas directly adjacent to any badger cull

3. TB incidence in badgers reduces sharply following a badger cull

I find the third outcome interesting, as it seems to indicate that the sick badgers are the ones slow/ill enough to get culled. One could infer that a cull therefore substitutes for the influence of a natural predator in terms of species health.

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Facebook, Microsoft beg Feds: Let us tell users what YOU asked for...

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Re: MS Office 365 (days per year of your IP being surveyed by NSA/FBI/your US competition)

Godwin's Law icon, please.

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PM Cameron calls for modern, programmable computers! (We think)

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Re: what a first class.....

couldn't have surmised it better.

Apparently so.

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Re: Old mumbles

Gove try's to make everyone even more kids stupid.

It seems to be working.

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UK.gov's £530m bumpkin broadband rollout: 'Train crash waiting to happen'

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Re: 2 Megabits per second?

Rural Monmouthshire would kill for 2Mb/s.

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Tim Cook: Android version fragmentation is 'terrible for developers'

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Re: It has yet to be proven...

Partly. Also iOS users are less likely likely to be innate tinkerers who will crack your Java and post it free download sites. And less likely to think "This app sucks, I'll write a better one" and actually do so.

iOS has significant benefit in terms of ease of use for users. The drawback is the extremely high barriers to entry (cost a Mac to develop on, need to learn the filth that is Objective-C) for developers.

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Chrome and Firefox are planet-wreckers, IE cuddles dolphins

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Re: Any power consumption results by OS?

Oh, Eadon, Eadon, Eadon.....

Running on old hardware does not equal less power draw. One of the reasons people research newer and better hardware is to reduce the power requirements.

Run a hefty datacentre on Pentiun 2 boxes and see how long before it catches fire.

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Re: Muhahahaha

You can block most of the shit with a few TPLs.

Personally, I too run Firefox but let's not pretend IE = ads. It only does that if you're clueless.

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Review: Acer Aspire P3 Windows 8 slate

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Re: A non working keyboard at boot...

Can you explain why?

By which I mean - is this an aesthetic choice only, or is there something about Windows 8 that makes it unsuitable for you to work with?

If the former and you genuinely would sacrifice the speed, efficiency, utility, security and let's not piss about here, actual 32-bit operation at minimum and support for software written later than 1999, then I stand by my original statement - there's something deeply wrong with you. You're a twat.

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Re: A non working keyboard at boot...

If you prefer W7 on a tablet, there's something deeply wrong with you.

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Never mind WinRT: Tiny Win8 slabs will ship with free Office, too

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Re: FREE Office - FAIL OFFICE

Which is also, by your logic, worthless.

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EVE Online OFFLINE: Wannabe Capt Kirks clobbered in cluster-ruck

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Gold farmers?

They might farm it, but selling it (or buying it) earns pretty much instant permanent booting from the game.

EVE takes its economy seriously.

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Hey, O2 punters: Kiss goodbye to 4 MEELLION* Openzone hotspots

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Re: BT Openzone - the fake service

Agreed.

I've literally never found an OpenZone hotspot that wasn't FON and didn't demand money.

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Bill Gates: Corporate tax is not a moral issue

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Re: We're in trouble...

Just out of interest, how many lives did you save today?

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Re: Bill Gates knows nothing about morality

Eadon, is that you?

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Is the next-gen console war already One?

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Re: Morphing more and more into PC's

So your writing for APIs then you still know what you are writing for yes?

Now I am confused. You said in a previous comment that you have known hardware to make it easier to write for. But have just said you write for APIs.

You do. But an API cannot magically give you 8 GB of RAM or force you to use 1910x1080. It cannot magically produce Catalyst drivers that don't crash. It can't produce GeForce drivers that don't conflict with your RealTek sound drivers (insert teeth grinding here). It won't force you to install somewhere on your C drive or even assume that you HAVE a C drive.

A console guarantees the target. A PC never will without causing massive nerdrage.

Why are you having such a hard time with this concept?

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Re: Impressive bult ultimately useless.

Last generation. It was called Eye Toy

Next generation and it's called the Lightbar. It is effectively a beta-release Kinect in an uglier box.

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Curse you, old person, for inventing computers!

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@Nuke - Only one of many misconceptions

As for "getting benefits regardless of your income", that is not true. -

Prosecution presents Exhibit A, winter heating allowance. No means testing, payable to anyone over pension age.

There are other like this too, including non-eligibility for NI payments which effectively can add 11% to any income. Any income.

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Re: Only one of many misconceptions

I don't think you get it, PJI. My tax is not paid into a deposit account for me to somehow claim when it's my turn. It pays baby boomers so that they can afford to go on holidays and drive cars that I couldn't even afford to insure. You don't get it back.

You get benefits if you can't afford to live to a basic standard on what you have. Unless you're over 60 and a woman or over 65 and a man. Then you can get benefits regardless of your income and standard of living.

That is an expensive and yet, when the grey vote outnumbers the working vote, inevitable madness.

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Microsoft caves to Google, pulls YouTube app from WinPhone Store

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Re: I reckon

Pretty likely. It's obvious that MS wants WP to have a good YouTube app.

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