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Microsoft-Motorola patent row: Google wants $4 BEELLION a year

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You hope the desktop monopolist gets beaten by the advertising monopolist?

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Re: H.264?

So what exactly are you getting at here?

Are you saying that Googorola own a part of H.264 and can charge what they like for it to whomever they please but that MPEG-LA cannot charge Google any more (rising by 10%pa) for use of the other 99% of the standard?

Wow, that sounds fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory.

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H.264?

I thought that was part of MPEG-LA, which includes both MS and Apple (although not Google).

Still, presumably if H.264 is owned by Google and worth 4 billion a year, El Goog will be happy to pay an equal amount for MPEG-LA licensed patents, no?

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'There may come a day when Hobbits promote slot machines ...'

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Re: cynical?

There's even a (probably hokey and therefore ideal Reg-fodder) tech angle!

http://www.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-8-get-marketed-hobbits

Article claims that Nokia are jumping on the bandwagon too.

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WTF?

I think you've got him confused with CS Lewis.

There's no overt or covert Christianity in Tolkein's books. More a reflection of Anglo-Saxon paganism, I'd say.

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'Rare for tech not to be involved in child abuse cases'

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Re: There is a danger here

Allegedly.

It's a bit like that "only 6% of rape cases reach a successful prosecution" which assumes that 100% of all rape accusations are a) true and b) provable. If it were stated as "94% of all rape accusations are either nonsense or have no evidence to support them" it would look a little different.

This looks like fundraising to me. They did everything except respond to all questions by saying "Paedo 9/11".

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Ex-Nokians fish MeeGo out of bin, launch Sailfish OS

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Re: "Just like Windows Phone"

Partial Android compatibility, apparently, but they still recommend a recompile.

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Evildoers can now turn all sites on a Linux server into silent hell-pits

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Re: Maybe its time...

Cost/Benefit analysis time, I guess.

If you back up regularly and keep your archive, configure your firewall well, pay attention to safety alerts and don't go into the murkier parts of the web, you're probably fine. As indeed, you would be with an OSX or Windows box under those circumstances.

If your data is very valuable, the cost of antivirus may be negligible compared to possible losses. If it's not, no biggie. Sadly, you're the only one who can do the sums here because nobody else knows the figures.

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Oprah Winfrey too late to save Microsoft's Windows 8

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Re: actually quite a good os underneath... - until you try the competition

42, seventeen years professionally.

I like to judge things on their merits. You may prefer to go with EW TILES ARE GAY STEVE BALLMER SAID A MEAN THING ONCE but it's not the way I work.

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Re: actually quite a good os underneath... - until you try the competition

You know what, Eadon? Actually, there is.

I think it was the TypeScript thing that did it for me. Here's a tool which takes standard javascript, makes it easy to work on and outputs standard javascript. It's like CoffeeScript but better (in that CoffeeScript can't accept plain js as a start). Further, it's entirely open source with plugins for FOSS and even for Apple's stuff.

It was when you decided to shit on that too that I realized that there is actually no hope for you. You don't make any decisions when contemplating a technology if it's from Microsoft. You just immediately shit on it, even when you clearly don't know what it is.

I sincerely wish that the Reg forums had a /ignore feature. You're a waste of bandwidth.

The trouble is, there's a large contingent here that doesn't know anything, thinks that "MS == bad" - because you get upvotes for that! - and is clearly in danger of being led into further ignorance by your kneejerk blind hate. And that's not good.

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Re: Read Thurrott's twitter stream

Known by whom? You? There's a thing.

Thurrott uses everything MS as a part of his job. When it sucks, he says so. If, after three months of using it, he finds it doesn't suck, he says so. If he uses it for three months and what he first thought was great, isn't, he says so.

Go on, call him a shill. You call everyone else a shill.

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Re: actually quite a good os underneath... - until you try the competition

Back in the 90's I was a huge fan of Microsoft.

Hell hath no fury like a retarded fanboy. Also, I'm guessing that was before you were old enough to vote. Are you old enough to vote yet? The HATE HATE HATE of all your posts would indicate otherwise.

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Certain people rejoice! AC/DC finally available on iTunes

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I also went to a public school and have every AC/DC album. On CD and some still on vinyl. However, I wouldn't touch iTunes with yours, mate. It's like crabs for computers.

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Hmm. Crossover between iTunes hipsters and AC/DC fans ... probably minimal.

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No hiding now, fandroids: Smartmobe chip STALKS YOU INDOORS

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Black Helicopters

You WANT Google to buy it, thus allowing them to know even more about you, what you do and where you do it so that they can make even more money buy selling you as a product to their advertisers?

Freak.

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Mornington Crescent

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Well played.

Swiss Cottage.

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Re: Quick exit

Shit. Somebody went there.

Dollis Hill.

Sorry.

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Design guru: Windows 8 is 'a monster' and 'a tortured soul'

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Re: wat

Hard to find any other reason why he'd be quite so catastrophically wrong.

Unless he got his operating instructions from Cupertino, I suppose.

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"The worst gesture might be the one to reveal the list of currently running applications: you need to first swipe from the screen's left edge, and then immediately reverse direction and do a small swipe the other way, and finally make a 90-degree turn to move your finger to a thumbnail of the desired application. The slightest mistake in any of these steps gives you a different result," Nielsen said.

Or swipe in from the left and then select any of the list of applications shown. Which brand of crack does this guy prefer?

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Microsoft offers 60-day free trial of Office 2013

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@h4rm0ny

or click Start Screen (or the Windows key) and type "update". Then select "settings" from the right-hand menu and then select "Windows Update" or "Check for updates" (depending on which is applicable) and there it is.

I await my three downvotes for providing information.

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Mobile phone sales slump bites Nokia

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Everything except (currently) the SIP client. Skype's not SIP. I don't know whether there's a SIP client for WP8 yet so I can't say "yes, it can do that". In theory, there's no reason why it shouldn't.

Everything else is there including uPnP via PlayTo.

Probably not what you wanted to hear because obviously anything Windows is awful and unusable and for children (I always wondered how come it's easy enough for children and ALSO unusable) and crap and evil and sweats like Ballmer and doesn't have Instagram but, alas, true.

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Microsoft don't make phones, you absolute cretin.

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Another Microsoft Trojan? Sinofsky might just want a RIM job

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Re: Seriously?

More like "no one cares anymore. It's been done to death."

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Reader input required: review our reviews

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Re: Since You Asked

Tony,

Since "doing what it says on the tin" is pretty much the minimum level at which an item is reviewable (Sale of Goods Act, etc) shouldn't that be assigned a much lower mark than 70% or whatever it is that Reg Hardware currently pegs it at? Actually, isn't a number a rather odd way to go about things?

I'd really rather see nothing at all given for an unremarkable device, one star (or perhaps, one vulture?) to an item which has one distinctive selling point placing it above the common and more stars or vultures for each extra distinguishing feature, provided it is executed well.

While I'm here, unless that iPhone5 review was a troll (in which case, well done) I'd really rather not see four pages of somebody explaining how a tech item is a beautiful lustrous fetish that they want to have sex with unless it's a sex-toy. Not a phone. I realize this is a specialist site but not that specialist.

And finally, I wanted to point out the comprehensiveness and balanced nature of Andrew Orlowski's review of the Lumia 920. Good points, bad points, gimmicks, features and comparisons all right there. Well done.

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Jokes of no more than 2 lines

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Apparently my sister is into bestiality. Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle.

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I used to go out with an English Teacher but we eventually broke up because she disliked my improper use of the colon.

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I'm going to make a massive donation to an anti-rape charity and I WON'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER.

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Humans becoming steadily STUPIDER, says brainiac boffin

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on the other hand...

if you license breeding to "desirables", what you get is a production of good little drones who will sit in your call centres, buy your consumer tat, watch EastEnders and never have a single original thought. Be honest, those are the people you'd give licenses to, right? The ones who support and enforce the status quo?

I say, the ones who manage to survive and thrive without becoming bit-parts in a 1984 Apple ad are the ones we want. The ones who are smart enough to work the system instead of be consumed by it. The ones who choose not to conform. The ones who can still think, instead of just regurgitate Paul Dacre's foul opinions on the Register's comment boards.

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Windows 8 Euro PC sales SHOCKER: Results actually not bad

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Re: More fake statistics paid by Microsoft

convicted monopolists

O RLY?

Google's Search Engine market share is roughly equivalent to Windows' desktop market share. Apple's share of, for example, the mp3 player market is somewhere similar. If you think monopolies are illegal, you really need to do some research.

By the way, Microsoft are not a "convicted monopolist". They were convicted of attempting to leverage a (fully legal) monopoly into browser market share. Rightly or wrongly (especially given that others now do exactly the same) is not the issue.

But let's look at Google logins for YouTube and the prioritisation of Google+ search results, shall we? Do you call that attempting to leverage a monopoly into another sphere? I do. But doubtless, you see nothing wrong with that, just as you see nothing wrong with monopolists that you happen to like.

MS-bashing is super-trendy here on the Reg - it shows your leet hardcore credentials, I suppose. Ir's also pretty damn stupid but since I've said that, let's just sit back and watch those downvotes roll in.

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Holmes

The only people surprised by this are the cretins on the Register's comments pages who find using a launcher scary and wrong.

Non-jihadists, it seems, find it pretty easy.

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What happened to comics for kids? Hell, what happened to COMICS?

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Re: Engaging comic-book-guy mode....

Wow.

That was fascinating.

Thanks.

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Post-defenestration Microsoft: It's the APIs, stupid. And Metro

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Re: What a mess.

First we lost multi-tasking.

Then we lost colour.

Then we lost overlapping windows.

Then we lost interest.

Except that none of these are gone except your interest, which is evidently the interest of somebody too stupid to click "Desktop".

Man. I wouldn't like to be the guy that hired you. It beats me how you manage to open this website.

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Re: What a mess.

Even the charms bar search function appears to be defective...gives you different results depending if your are in an application or not.

These, oh editors and writers, are the new breed of Power Users of the Register. People too fucking stupid to understand what context-based search is.

This is your market.

Write articles which says Microsoft fails at everything all the time so that they will be happy and click your ads!

Oh wait. You already do.

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BBC places news chief and her deputy beyond use in Savile row

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Re: Institutional Arrogance.......

The "we're not telling you who made our Climate policy" kerfuffle aside, I disagree.

Newsnight pulled a report based on not enough evidence. Instant shitstorm. Newsnight then ran a report with a similar amount of evidence (ie, allegation only) which turned out to be incorrect (as, until a courtroom gets to hear it, the Savile report still may) and lo! Instant shitstorm.

You'd almost think that maybe other media had some kind of reason to want the BBC to look bad....

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Microsoft to biz: Just so you get off XP, we don't mind if you go Win 7

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Re: Metro in business? Why?

I realize from the coat icon that you're kidding but that has to be the most retarded comment I've ever seen, even if you include Barry Shitpeas and BIG DUMB GUY.

Win8 has a desktop and can do all of Win7's desktop things.

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Apple-v-Samsung $1bn iPhone fine: 'Jury foreman was biased'

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They could throw in "also, he said a lot of retarded shit indicates that he totally ignored the judge's instructions". Which, cleaned up, might play slightly better than this Kevin Bacon stuff.

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Windows 8, Surface slabs ALREADY need critical security patch

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Apple kit is perfect and never needs patching! And it doesn't get viruses!

I know this because the commentards told me so.

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Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 handset review

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Re: App control?

On 7.5, all apps are sandboxed and must ask APIs for access to things such as internet connectivity, your location, your address book, etc.

All apps must (in order to be approved for the app store) ask clearly for each permission they require (you have to actually set sliders) or they're simply not available.

I was expecting to find apps sending my data all over the place; it was actually something of a shock to find that this doesn't happen. The differentiation on privacy is something MS have pushed quite hard.

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Re: 8 pages...

That wouldn't have been straightforward with the comparison photos.

And to be honest, those were necessary because even with them, we get idiots claiming they're faked.

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Re: With such a great camera why fake the pictures then?

If such a camera could receive SMS messages, act as a full voice-guided GPS SatNav and fit comfortably in my pocket, I might consider it. Sadly, I don't know of any. If you do, please link them because I'm not kidding.

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Microsoft patents spy-TV to check you've paid for content

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Re: Awesome!

I really hate to put a downer on the hatefest, but I doubt if this is intended for the home. More likely, it's for venues that rent huge screens to display to paying audiences or attract audiences to raise revenues, like pubs, who already pay more.

Not exactly lovely fluffy tech but it's never going to get anywhere your telly.

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Microsoft shoots Windows Live Messenger, brings in Skype IM

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Re: What does this actually mean?

you can already merge a Skype ID with an MSN ID.

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Apple to ditch Intel – report

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Re: There are no 'killer' Windows applications any more

Except for, er every last one of the games.

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Naughty-step Apple buries court-ordered apology with JavaScript

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Re: Contempt yet?

"I’m at a loss that a company such as Apple would do this."

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You know who else hates Windows 8? Hackers

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Re: UEFI bootloader

It is. UEFI is only required for a brand new PC.

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Imaginary scenarios

1. Assume MS had not bothered with a Windows Store.

Commentards: THE PROBLEM IS PACKAGE MANAGEMENT AND THUS WINDOWS IN INSECURE

2. Microsoft implements Windows Store, allows devs to submit Metro and Desktop applications or distribute on the web/via media as they so choose

Commentards: LOL MS HAVE NO APPS THIS PLATFORM IS BAD LOL FAIL LOLZ0RZ

3. Microsoft only allows distribution via Windows Store

Commentards: LOCKED DOWN OH MY GOD THIS IS TERRIBLE WALLED GARDEN THEY HAVE KILLED EVERYTHING

4. Microsoft implements Secure Boot as a security measure

Commentards: OH MY GOD THEY'RE KILLING LINUX THOSE FUCKERS EVIL EVIL EVIL

5. Microsoft does not bother with Secure Boot

Commentards: WINDOWS IS INSECURE YOU CAN LOAD BOOTKITS LOL FAIL

Really, it doesn't matter what MS do. Register commentards will hate it, whatever it is. They could announce that Windows 9 will be a linux window manager and all their software will be GPL2 and run only *nix and OSX, it wouldn't matter. It makes absolutely no difference whether a feature or action by MS is positive or negative because the Reg commentards will ALWAYS say it's negative.

I only load the comments on MS articles to feel smug about knowing in advance exactly what I'm going to read these days.

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Microsoft: TypeScript isn't a JavaScript killer

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Re: ActiveX Comes to mind

Yeah, this is just Outlook Express all over again. Or alternatively

YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, DO YOU?

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Microsoft building its own Phone hardware: Not 'If', but 'When'

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Re: Citation provided

@flocke - great. You link to three textbook chapters of irrelevant wank drawing an unrelated conclusion.

Go you.

And the guy with the 'mate' on his third 610... fake anecdote levels are hitting critical, I'm afraid.

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