* Posts by dogged

3534 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Word 2 to Office 365 and beyond: The good, the bad and the Ribbon

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Re: Office... @dogged

I thought Approach was revolting but then Access was and still is revolting so that's not really a refutation of your point.

But mainly, Office won because Outlook. Hate it or hate it, you wouldn't swap it for a Notes client in any sane universe.

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Re: Office...

Are you having fun with your Lotus Office running on WinME?

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Windows

Minimize it then, genius.

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US boffin builds 32-way Raspberry Pi cluster

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Re: MSFT breeds Haters Does Windows support 32 cores?

But it's almost impossible to be sure :(

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@John Smith 19

The history doesn't really matter, especially with new evils like Google the marketing giant and Apple the religious cult out there, but there are certainly times when trying to decipher their bizarre licensing system can make you hate Microsoft.

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@JDX

It supports 256 cores.

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Google tells Microsoft to yank its new WinPhone YouTube app

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@AC13:57GMT - Who feels sorry for Microsoft ?

Come back when you can install Android on your iPad and then complain, AC.

Or at least complain about both rather than this endless UEFI-FUD.

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Re: Companies the world over must be over joyed to find M$ blocking their ads

No, you did not read this correctly.

Microsoft's new app has no access to the Youtube ad API because Google want it that way, and therefore it cannot serve ads.

It doesn't block the ads. It is literally disbarred (by Google) from seeing them.

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Review: HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook

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Re: Why?

I don't think this is a Microsoft issue. Outlook.com works fine in Chrome and Firefox under linux, as do the free Office web apps.

Must be something in that Googly codebase that hates MS domains.

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Bing uncloaks Klingon translator

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Oh, come on.

Think about it before you jerk your knee so hard that it snaps.

What was this about? Nerds working at Redmond? I don't think there's any question of that.

Serious attempt to provide a service on paid time? Unlikely.

Proof-of-concept for transliteration engine in a language where you can't offend any native speakers with dodgy translations and/or nerdly hobbyists working unpaid overtime? Highly likely.

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Android is a mess and needs sprucing up, admits chief

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It's interesting, because you could also wonder how much Google pays El Reg for articles like "Microsoft splashes big bucks to blast Google Apps - Latest ad campaign smacks of desperation" and "Windows 8 'sales' barely half as good as Microsoft claims - Don't even mention the XP/Vista sales comparisons - stories which don't claim to be anyone's opinion pieces - but clearly are.

While this claims only the author's own opinion, previously stated several times.

But obviously, Google don't buy articles because they are lovely and fluffy and Android is open(ish)! No, only the DevilMicrosoft does that.

Of course.

And you're not a fanboy in any way, right?

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Next Xbox won't need always-on internet after all

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Re: Watching Live TV?

USB tuner support?

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Bill Gates offends Koreans after sticking hand down trousers

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Re: Gates vs Politician

(And the less said about the Weaknesses of windows the better)

Shut up about it then.

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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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