* Posts by dogged

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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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Re: Mu and Lemuria

They might. Just because you haven't seen them do it doesn't mean they don't.

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Can I get paid for "examining the sand" on a tropical beach for a few years, please?

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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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Re: Graph with *3* lines on it

Evidence? Without that, I'm afraid you're just Eadoning, sorry to say...

No problem.

The Galaxy S3 is regarded as the "smoothest" experience on Android around. The Lumia 620 is the cheapest WP8 phone around and reviews rate it as equally smooth. It doesn't have the Galaxy's screen but we're not comparing video here since that's not a core requirement.

The Galaxy uses a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9. The 620 uses a Dual-core 1 GHz Krait.

The Galaxy has 1 GB RAM. The 620 has 512MB of RAM.

Those are under half the requirements in order to make the OS as fluid and usable, given the slower chip.

You can get WP phones with higher specs, of course but we're talking about OS requirements for a fluid user experience.

I hope that's absolved me of Eadoning.

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Re: What?

They did it before under Windows Mobile. I don't remember any wailing and gnashing of teeth back then.

If you do, please let me know. It'd be interesting to compare the old WM+Symbian days for network pain with the new iOS+Android days.

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Re: fear Google?

If the operators are scared of Google then they should be much more scared of Microsoft given their long record with partners.

The networks weren't given any cause for fear under the WM days. Remember those? When smartphones meant WM or Symbian? Back when Apple were a semi-bankrupt copy-house for other people's designs?

As opposed to now, when they're only intellectually bankrupt.

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Re: Graph with *3* lines on it

WP does offer problems though. It's bloated so demands powerful hardware to run it.

Has somebody told you that if you keep FUDing this it'll magically become true?

It uses about half the resources that Android demands.

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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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Ten smartphones with tablet ambitions...

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Re: No Nokia in this roundup then.

I was just thinking, what we need here is for a total dickwad to post something entirely unrelated to any of the phones in this article and not even related to the category they fall into.

And reliably enough, there's Eadon.

While you're here, perhaps you could drop into http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/27/mastercard_masterpass_drives_into_mobile_payments/ and make a "joke" about how those new Mastercard and Visa "payments" don't make you "pay" remotely as much as using Windows! Ho ho fucking ho.

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Nokia opens Maps to rivals, flogs uber-budget €15 phone

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I doubt if you can introduce me to a statistically significant sample, given the alleged number of activations per day.

People who buy (non-iOS) smartphones based on OS are definitely an edge case.

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Re: Nokia Maps in Prison

the Windows Phone market is as dead as a dodo

There is no Windows Phone market. There never was. It's important to note though, that there is no Android market either. Nobody wants Android. Nobody buys Android.

People buy smartphones or iPhones or dumbphones. Some people deliberately buy Samsung or HTC or Nokia or Motorola. There is no Windows Phone market. There is no Android market.

Competent smartphones of any OS will probably sell, provided the OS is easy to use and the hardware is not so expensive as to attempt to encroach on the iPhone market, which is an actual thing. But nobody's aiming for the Android market, because there isn't one.

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Re: Specs

It's nearly as thick as two iPhones.

I would buy one as a stand-by unit in case my iPhone fails

The Asha series tends to be low-cost handsets with a long battery life for regions of the world where a mobile handset might be the only connectivity you're going to get.

Your favoured comparison-item indicates that you are not the target market.

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Re: Puzzled

Navteq.

Proper maps from a company that sells maps, not your personal information.

Oh, and they're available offline by default, which is nice.

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HP shareholders bay for blood in $19 BEELLION writedown aftermath

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Re: Gotta Agree

"loosing".

AC dismissed as imbecile.

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Ericsson and SAP Megazord has no need for your PUNY human phonecalls

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*shudder*

SAP. Please, not SAP.

Please, for the love of all that's holy, do NOT let SAP get involved in communications technology. Nobody can afford it and no country has sufficient mental health infrastructure.

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Barnes & Noble to sling their Nook - report

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Re: Blue?

I thought "blue" was basically a big service pack, not a device?

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Not so fast, BlackBerry. Now Samsung wants your tasty biz mobe pie

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Re: Good ?

And even WP.

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Dalek designer Ray Cusick passes away aged 84

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Re: From somewhere behind the sofa

Me too. I was terrified of those damn things. Forty years ago.

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Microsoft latest to 'fess up to Java-based Mac attack

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Re: @ dogged

Well, think it through.

There's going to be some in the Mac business unit. There will be others in the MSN business unit making certain that MSN displays properly on Safari and in fact that all of microoft.com - even msdn - functions correctly. You could expect there to be more in WP business unit because.. connector for Mac and other functionality.

Headline - software company writes software for more than one platform. Film at 11.

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Re: Eh?

Uh.. how do you think they write Office for Mac?

And in order to do so, they almost certainly follow the exact Apple guidelines on what to switch off and on and how to run a "standard" OS X install because otherwise they'd be introducing variables to the development environment.

Son, you crazy. Go sit in a dark room for a few hours.

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Xamarin chucks Apple fruit at Microsoft mobe wobblers

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Re: You must be joking

Stopped reading at "ribbon toolbar". No version of VS has a ribbon has or has ever had a ribbon.

You have no clue, little troll.

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Re: You must be joking

Er, C# isn't locked down. It's ECMA certified and the specs are published there. Also, all the VS "Express" kits are fairly light, not to mention free.

I do agree that expecting indie devs to pay $999 for a VS plugin is nuts, though.

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Cool.

Nice work, Miguel. Anything to avoid Objective-C.

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Hipsters have spoken: Microsoft is 'hip to be square'

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@Dana W

That's an interesting quote for one of the Reg's most vehement iPhone defenders.

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Adobe punts fix for Reader, Acrobat holes battered by PC, Mac hackers

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Re: Question for the *nix crowd

Could the downvoters please explain how they feel that OS X is more secure than $linux_distro_of_choice?

Unless it was just fanbois of course.

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Re: Question for the *nix crowd

In theory yes, if not actually slightly more secure due to the BSD nature of the Mach kernel, as nicked by his Jobsness while he was failing at NeXT.

In practice, considerably less so due to a) the way Apple are slow beyond belief to patch anything, b) a longstanding refusal to accept that their product is vulnerable in any way and c) a growing awareness on the part of malware writers that people who buy Macs have been assured that they don't need AV software, have a relatively very high disposable income and are so gullible that they were prepared to pay Apple's prices; a good sign in any prospective mark.

OS X is, mainly because of a) and b) considerably less secure in the hands of somebody who understands computers than any linux distro.

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New blow for Microsoft Surface: Touch Chromebooks 'on sale in 2013'

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Re: Different kinds of products

@stephajn - upvoted, as promised ;)

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Re: Different kinds of products

Look, there's a dungfly buzzing around.

Swat it, somebody.

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Re: Different kinds of products

No, it's a UI element.

And technically, it's still there. Just smaller.

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Re: Different kinds of products (@ dogged)

@Mephistro - really? really?

I've been using it on a multi-monitor no touchscreen dev box since November. It annoyed me for a week but that's long in the past. It's fine. Taste not being arguable, etc, I can't make an absolute statement. Your milage obviously varies. I'm actually more familiar with it than with Win7 now.

However, "undescriptable horror" would be well into the realms of rampant exaggeration even if you disliked it and, less feasibly, if there was such a word as "undescriptable".

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Re: Different kinds of products

You can dislike the interface if you like but if you can name something Win7 has as an OS feature and Win8 doesn't, I promise you an upvote and a mark of approval.

Note - "start button" is not an OS feature.

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"Blow"?

Don't see how. Entirely different markets.

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Google stokes hype machine over Project Glass robospecs

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Re: That looks pretty cool.

Good. We can yell rm -r then.

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Just what does BT have planned for its 4G licence: We drill into UK LTE

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Re: in-home LTE?

er...

shurely shome mishtake?

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PunkSPIDER project founder defends 'Google for web app vulns'

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Obscurity is cheap

The problem - as companies see it - with highlighting their vulnerabilities so that their developers can remedy those vulnerabilities is that they have to pay developers.

I approve of PunkSPIDER but I fully expect to see it banned and the creator arrested and/or otherwise forcibly silenced. Money rules the world and that money doesn't like things that sway its risk/costs assessments.

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Sony promises PC-based PlayStation 4 for Christmas

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Re: Lightbar

It's going to make Barry Shitpeas' head explode. All this time he's been going on about how crap Kinect is and now his beloved Sony have copied it.

I hope it happens here, live.

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