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3071 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Guardian's Robin Hood plan: Steal from everyone to give to us

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Re: "The Trust will bleed it's businesses dry before the Guardian is allowed to expire,"

wait - you're going to stop doing something you like doing in the hope that doing so can stop other people from doing what they like doing, when what they do has no effect on you whatsoever?

That makes you a wanker.

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Re: Race to the Bottom

@boltar :- How about the phone-hacking scandal? Without the Graun, the NotW would still be up to its dirty tricks, Murdoch would own Sky outright and Jeremy Cunt would have been promoted.

They do investigate. It's rare, but they do. If you follow the Paul Foot Prize coverage in Private Eye, you'll note that the Grauniad are nominated every year. The Telegraph is nominated most years, too. The Daily Mail has never been nominated yet.

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Re: Race to the Bottom

To be fair, about 90% of political and current affairs reportage is already exactly this.

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TalkTalk somehow retains most-complained-about-ISP title AGAIN

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I reckon BT has their employees ring up and complain about Talk Talk. It's the only conceivable explanation.

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Windows Store size doubles: Now 0.3% the size of Apple's

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ZOMG ONLY 10000 APPS WINDOZE FAIL

plus about three billion more that you can install without the app store. fail fail fail?

Shyeah. right.

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Yahoo! boss! boots! out! CFO! and! Google! kisses! up! for! future! search! deal!

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people actually use Yahoo search?

I thought these days they were an email provider with delusions of grandeur.

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Intel CEO thinks Windows 8 isn't ready, insider claims

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Re: It's ready enough

I love this.

I love that some people really believe that Windows 8 will cause the linux-on-the-desktop revolution to happen. It's a bit like listening to a bunch of decaying old Trotskyites telling each other "this year, Comrades, this year the filthy Tories and their filthy Pasty Tax will deliver the proletariat right into our hands!"

There seems to be this genuine longing for it to happen, like Radio Hams genuinely wishing for a disaster so they can be heroes.

I'm archiving all this so that when Windows 12 kills the Metro Start screen, I can compare and contrast because surely, this time, this time it must be true, mustn't it? It must be? They said the Rapture would be soon, didn't they?

linux on the desktop, 2025?

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Eric Schmidt: Ha ha, NO Google maps app for iPhone 5

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Re: iTards can all get lost

And at least he didn't hide behind the banner of AC.

Well no, but "Bob" "Vista" "Kin" shows pretty much where our Bob lies on the "let's consider the various qualities of these competing products and make a rational judgement on those qualities alone" scale. He registers a 44 on the trollometer.

Not that my "name" is on my passport either, although at least mine is personally descriptive and not chosen to troll anyone, except those who'd prefer that people give up easily or who like cats.

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Why Oracle must kiss goodbye to its database past

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Cloud shmoud

If Oracle go all Cloud, how can they continue to levy extortionate rates for their horrible database that hates dealing with any product designed to, er, display or manipulate data?

No, Oracle will keep selling their horrible crap (it works, sure, it just hates actually being used) to exactly the kind of blue-chip play-it-safe-at-all-costs it's-taxpayers-money-anyway institutions as always. And those people don't put their data in "the Cloud".

Seriously Matt, you only gave us one buzzword this week. You've ruined the office bingo game.

Still, at least you're consistently wrong.

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Xbox Live gamers blown offline by 'Virgin Media routing balls-up'

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Subset is probably accurate

I'm on VM and am not having any problems, but I could be in a set of 1. The other subset could be "everyone else". It's unlikely to be that extreme but it's possible.

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Microsoft Research man: It all starts with touch

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Re: I don't understand the fuzz

eadon - it ain't stalking if in every comment thread on a Microsoft product - and I work with those so I'm interested - there you are, saying how shit and evil it is.

Every. Single. One.

Anyone would think somebody paid you to go through all those threads putting out as much negative astroturf as possible. No me, of course. I just think you're an idiot.

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Re: I don't understand the fuzz

While I agree that he writes like a marketroid, you still just breached the House Rules.

Again. You keep doing that - insisting that anyone who disagrees with you is paid by Microsoft.

I, for the record, am a technical architect currently on a contract with a Local Government authority in the West Country. So don't even think about it.

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That iPhone 5 review

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That iPhone 5 review

Hilarious.

Shame it was missing the troll icon.

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'Programming on Windows 8 just like playing bingo' - Microsoft VP

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Re: Still waiting for a decent Java IDE

C# is an ECMA standard, liar. That's how come you can write C# for Mono under Linux. Further, there are two runtimes, 3.5 and 4. 3.5 contains all previous targets.

It's pretty clear you know nothing about .NET. Please, keep your ignorance to yourself.

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@eadon

If you code like you write, then I'm pretty certain your "skills" match your knowledge of .NET by not existing at all.

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Re: Disingenuous

Oh, and @Ken Hagen -

WPF is a Presentation Framework (hence the name). It can't do anything except draw shit on the screen (along with some stuff like bidirectional binding, which is nifty but exists for the purposes of, er, drawing shit on the screen).

Nobody with any clue as to what they were talking would claim that VS2012 is written wholly in WPF because that would be impossible. Thus, I find your attack on the speaker either a) ignorant or b)... disingenuous.

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Re: DOT NET IS DOT DEAD

Edit button please - you can also say that about XNA, which, although it still works and can be used to develop desktop and XBox games, is not being updated and can't write Metro games. Like Silverlight which will be supported but not updated.

But that's seriously it. Neither of those two addressed the full .NET framework anyway.

Why does the Reg keep telling us .NET is dead when it clearly, to anyone who bothered who to even look for 5 seconds, isn't?

Mindboggling.

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Re: DOT NET IS DOT DEAD

The only thing you can say that about is Silverlight.

I don't know why the Reg keeps on running this same bullshit story day after day but as a dev/tech architect who is actively using and developing for Win8 right now, here's how it is.

The .NET framework is a means of addresses core APIs via managed code. It also includes a lot of handy functionality and utility APIs. .NET 4.0 is bundled with Win8. You can't even disable it during the install - it is there whatever you do. It's regarded as a core part of the OS.

In the past, .NET addressed the Win32 API. Then it was expanded to include the Win64 API. Now they've added the WinRT API to the functionality which .NET can address. Does WinRT have all the power of Win32? No. Does .NET address it? Yes.

You can still write .NET code in VB, C#, (Managed) C++, F# and IronPython. You pick the platform you're targeting, you just have more choices than "Win32/Win64/Mixed".

.NET 4.5 is now released and contains some pretty wow functionality in terms of the Web API and MVC4.

Where the Reg and various commentards are getting ".NET is dead" is totally beyond me. It isn't. It's thriving and growing. Okay, you can now address WinRT with HTML5 and Javascript - yeah, so? You could write unmanaged C++ or even Delphi if you hated yourself that badly under all previous versions of Windows. So what?

The article is just more of this outright falsehood. How in the hell is this being reported as fact?

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Re: DOT NET IS DOT DEAD

None of the things you call dead are dead.

Why are you lying?

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Re: Disingenuous

.NET is not. (It's absence is the main reason why Win8 manages a smaller footprint than Win7.)

Uh, what? Yes it is. .NET4 is installed by default, .NET3.5 (which is cumulative and contains .NET1, .NET1.1, .NET2.0, .NET3.0 and .NET3.5 itself) is an option install, like IIS.

Where is all this ".NET IS DED O NOEZ WE IZ ALL DUMED" bullshit coming from? It can't be from .NET developers, who already know better.

So what's the source? Ignorant people with big mouths or deliberate FUD? Gotta be one or the other.

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Sky ruled OK to hold broadcast licence without Murdoch at helm

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Ernest Saunders. He got three years in Leyhill Open Prison before declaring himself senile and being released immediately.

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Win8 tablets may cost MORE than iPads – AND LAPTOPS

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Re: Sigh

Hobbit dollars. We have no idea what the actual price is yet.

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Acer Iconia Tab A700 32GB HD Android tablet review

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Re: Made by Acer !!!

They certainly have been for the past few years but it seems to be something that Acer are aware of. There have been various stories about their board recognizing the quality issue and being determined to go higher quality and higher price.

Pity about the price - the quality change remains to be seen.

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Ballmer: Win8 'certainly surpasses' Win95 in importance

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Meh

There's "All Apps" which does the same thing.

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as a power user, I couldn't make it work easily

Wow, you must be a seriously intelligent and supersmart "power user". Couldn't rearrange the burrons? I know, right-click and then drag is so hard, right?

So you predict failure because obviously everyone is more stupid than you since you're such a talented "power user".

I love this, it's hilarious. My 68 year old mother managed it and she's no "power user". She was a nurse before nursing was counted as a degree course so obviously she can't be anywhere near so clever as you.

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Re: h4rm0ny

House Rules.

Calling somebody a shill just because they don't agree with you and your fellow howling fanboys is not allowed under the Reg's own rules.

Which is why you get not only a downvote but also reported.

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Windows 8: Never mind Office, it's for GAMING

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Agreed, hence the spoof ads.

"Hi, I'm a Mac"

"....."

"He's a PC. What are you doing, PC?"

"Gaming".

"Haha, yeah, gaming, what games have you got?"

"All of them. Bitch".

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Windows Phone 8 stands a chance as Apple, Android dither

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Re: WinPho8 ha no chance

Actually, they were found guilty of attempting a leverage a legal monopoly into another market (to wit, browsers).

The monopoly was not illegal. "Convicted monopolist", a phrase that's used a lot on the Reg comments, is meaningless in this instance.

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Re: Other phone companies...

Huawei are also confirming at least one WP8 handset.

I'm not quite certain who it is that's downvoting raw verifiable information given in answer to a query but it does make one wonder (even more) at the kind of educationally subnormal individual on the internet these days.

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Re: WinPho8 ha no chance

Microsoft are an immoral company

And Google and Apple are moral companies?

Grow up.

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Re: The advantages of a reboot

Any guesses as to what a £100 Windows 8 phone will be like?

Maybe, and this is just a wild stab in the dark you understand, a bit like the £120 Lumia 710 and £100 Lumia 610?

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Re: Assuming of course...

You get a lot of kiddies out there who grew up on engadget and gizmodo and don't actually understand what the term "vaporware" means.

This is evidently one of them.

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Re: The problem is Windows.

People don't want Windows on their phone.

YOU don't want Windows on your phone. The public don't buy a Windows Phone or an Android Phone. They buy a Nokia or an HTC or a Samsung or whatever. The only exception is that they do buy an iPhone, although most still don't know what iOS is, merely that Apple stuff all works with other Apple stuff.

They don't know what Android is at all and Windows is just the thing on the laptop.

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Re: Other phone companies...

not sure who else because all news is about Nokia.

HTC, ZTE and Lenovo have confirmed that they'll be producing WP8 phones.

Quality remains the question.

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Re: Applications

I think that's a really bad idea, sadly.

There are bound to be issues with the VM and apps will crash. And Win8 will get the blame for that, not the app or Android. Even though Android apps are notoriously crashy anyway.

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Re: challenge accepted

Skydrive?

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Error found in climate modelling: Too many droughts predicted

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Re: weather <> climate

Educate me then.

Criticism without education is what I've grown to expect from the Anthropomorphic Climate Change religion. Break the pattern. Show without sneering.

I'll wait.

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Re: weather <> climate

@Steve Knox -

I might. Joe Average shouldn't unless clear definitions are given, which they pretty much never are.

Usually Joe gets "the climate is getting warmer". Then he sees record cold winters. Then he's told "that's just weather, not climate you ignorant fool. Gaia will smite you!" which is not the behaviour of responsible scientists. Neither, incidentally, is RTFM - that's the behaviour of the smug geek. What Joe Public gets to listen to is a priesthood which condemns those who argue with it and threatens apocalypse unless it is placated with vast amounts of money.

Without a move to a) educate and b) genuinely debate - ie, stop calling people deniers and abusing their intellect - this situation can only worsen.

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Re: It's a start.

Heretic.

You have blasphemed against the Earth Mother in your noticing of inspired* evidence and must be downvoted.

*It's not faked, it's inspired.

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weather <> climate

Alright, you're boring me now.

I see this trotted a LOT. Usually when there's some report showing that the Apocalypse is not about to occur tomorrow and that the New Gaians might in fact be spouting a religion rather than actually using the scientific method to study anything beyond their articles of faith.

What this means to the victim on the street is "that thing you thought we were talking about where there's floods and droughts and apocalypse and the weather KILLS YOU DEAD? It's not weather. It's a special magic thing called climate that you don't understand. But I understand it. I can bless you and save you from your sins. Give me thirty-five million pounds for a new wind farm or GAIA WILL BE ANGRY".

Wankers.

(Note - no opinion on whether the climate is changing due to human activity or indeed whether any alteration of human activity is required, sensible or not was made in this post. Only the assertion that all priests are scammers, Gaian as much as any other).

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Windows 8: Life in a post .NET world

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Taking Dell to court

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World + Dog applauds

I think you meant

arsehole writes pointlessly snide comment.

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HTML5 isn't Facebook's 'biggest mistake'

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Re: So?

Yep, that's the fella.

(Link is SFW but still terrifying).

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As one Facebook contact (who may be the world's closest approximation to Super Mario in appearance) told me

Matt Assay is Facebook-friends with Ron Jeremy.

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Microsofties to get Windows 8 Surface tabs

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Re: this device will fall flat in the UK...

that's why there are no laptops in the workplace, right?

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EE screams UK iPhone 4G exclusive, rest of pack sobs quietly

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Re: Another reason

But those who buy iPhones will buy it anyway.

And salesmorons won't exactly be going out of their way to explain this little deficiency to the average punter.

iBuyer - "I heard it has the Four Gees?"

O2 Rep - "Totally. It has four gees. And a totally unique screen that frames your videos with these awesome black sides."

iBuyer - *orgasm*

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Ten iPhone 5 challengers

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Android phone

Symbian Belle. Android doesn't have the chops to run that beast. Nor does WP (yet).

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Apple's iCloud goes titsup, email evaporates for unlucky 1%

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Re: Fanbois relying on Cupertino's idiot-tax outfit

Shows what I know. Where is the Reg getting "idiot tax" from then?

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