* Posts by dogged

3534 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Million Mask March: Anonymous' London Guy Fawkes protest a damp squib

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Re: Hackery

At least the Reg bothered to turn up which is more than the Beeb usually do for any kind of protest, unless they've been tipped off that somebody's planning to chin a copper.

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Microsoft's TV product placement horror: CNN mistakes Surface tabs for iPAD STANDS

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>You just couldn't make that up if you tried.

No? Because somebody did.

http://www.windowscentral.com/cnn-analyst-labels-ipad-controversy-false-and-idiotic

Sorry fanbois.

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Re: They probably know what's wrong with it...

Only one of those options is any bloody use on a tablet, smartarse.

Even then it fails as a productivity device because "productive Android" is right up there with "honest politician".

Anyway, regarding the story, it might be hilarious if it were true, which it isn't. Nice red-top job, El Reg.

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Former Apple chief John Sculley says Steve Jobs 'never forgave him'

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Steve Jobs was the type to bear a grudge?

I'm shocked.

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iBail: American Psycho actor Christian Bale rejects Steve Jobs role

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Re: Beyond even Bales acting abilities....

Yeah, that IS odd. Here in the UK, you'd be really going beyond the pale to call a woman a cunt whereas you can call Nigel Farage one without batting an eyelid.

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Improving JavaScript: Google throws AtScript into the mix

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Re: Wrong on so many levels

> Adding C++-style objects to the language will spoil the system for those who like it and fail to satisfy you because the old stuff will still be there. AND you'll have to produce a detailed specification for how the two systems relate. (Oh joy!)

Not really - Typescript manages this with dynamic typing and the Any type.

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the only extra syntax is the fat arrow (which is in ECMAScript 6.0) and type declarations, so basically, no.

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Yes.

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How Hollywood film-makers wove proper physics into Interstellar

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Is that Christopher Nolan or Tim Nice-But-Dim? I can never tell.

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Russians hear Tim Cook is gay, pull dead Steve Jobs' enormous erection

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Re: Poor Putin

> Sodomy is anal intercourse.

It is now yes, but historically it meant anything not straight missionary.

The Trial of the Templars, for example, reads rather differently once one understands this.

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Re: Cheap dig

Although the caption was funny, Vladimir Putin is an olympic-level judoka.

The barechested horse-riding and bear-wrestling are amusingly homoerotic, though.

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New GCHQ spymaster: US tech giants are 'command and control networks for TERROR'

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Re: Surveil?!?

> Been good enough for the Army for many years

From experience, the Army is a bugger for making up stupid words.

"Surveil" though, is particularly ugly and unnecessary and leads to abominations like "we surveilled him for five days" which is not only ugly but also effectively unpronounceable.

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Surveil?!?

Stop doing that.

"Survey" is perfectly adequate.

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Greeks BEST in WORLD – at, er, breaking their mobile phones

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> Phone + Terracotta floor tiles = Insurance claim.

Have to agree with this. In the last place we lived - stone floors, underfloor heating, very nice - I actually managed to shatter the screen of a Nokia.

I didn't even think that could be done.

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'Life in Mexico City is like a Simpsons episode, with worse trains'

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Re: Come to the UK

The part where you imply any of that could remotely be construed as "enjoyable".

You MUST attend JobCentre so that they can "help" you get a job.

You MUST attend interviews they arbitrarily assign to you.

All your benefits will be revoked if you fail to meet a JobCentre appointment.

Even if the reason you don't attend is because you are attending a mandatory job interview that they arranged.

You will then starve for six to twelve weeks while they decide whether you deserve to eat food or not.

None of this shit is enjoyable and it's not exactly an IT wage either. I much prefer having a job. So does everyone else. Yes, there is a safety net. It's not a good safety net and I hope you like Food Bank food if you're recommending it. Don't pretend it's a fucking holiday and do not even dream of suggesting that people come to UK for outstanding unemployment benefits.

They go to Germany and the Netherlands for those because they, unlike you, are not idiot racist Little Englanders.

Can we have a "die in a fire" icon, please?

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Re: Come to the UK

Bloody hell, I didn't know Nigel Farage posted here.

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Don't come to the UK, Hector. You'll find shitty project management, rain, unfriendly people and at least 50 hours per week along with no "other cultures" within easy reach unless you count Golder's Green or Leicester.

I'm glad you're happy. Stay happy. Don't come to the UK.

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Me GIVE you $14 SQUILLION gadziddly-DILLION

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Pathetic sharks!

"Zese sharks! Zey are crap!"

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Samsung launches 'perfect pair' of skinny mid-range phones

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Re: Serious omission there

Also "belfie".

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: My well-known gayness is 'a gift from GOD'

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Coincidence, surely

But this is the only Reg article about Apple for about a year that hasn't used the adjective "fruity".

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Re: Yes it does matter to some people

> Then there is Uganda where engaging in a gay relationship could get toy sentenced to death.

There go those Bert and Ernie dolls, then.

(Autocarrot got you, right?)

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Microsoft fitness bands slapped on wrists: All YOUR HEALTH DATA are BELONG TO US

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Re: "Band can measure heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality"

you should write an app for that.

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Re: @ dogged (was: Why, exactly ...)

you reap what you sow, old thing, and you sneer at everything.

Yes, humans have been around a long time but life expectancy now is not what it was 10,000 years ago because of this thing we modern humans call "technology". This may or may not be a means of producing a data sample big enough to suggest ways of extending that lifespan and physical health a bit longer but we'll never know if we just come out with your eternal "oh, humans have existed for centuries without your newfangled "cooking" bullshit, go away".

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Re: what is this an inferior copy of, exactly?

Find one with GPS at that price, anonymous hater.

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Re: Microsoft still haven't learnt

what is this an inferior copy of, exactly?

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You could maybe charge it while you're writing comments on the Register.

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Re: Why, exactly ...

Because you don't know. Nobody really knows. Do I sleep better if I eat earlier? Maybe. Do you? Maybe. Do you follow exactly the same set of rules that I do? Unlikely.

Hard data is hard data. It's up to us to decide whether to use it or just to sneer about every new idea or device that comes along - oh, it's jake, nevermind.

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Re: Swimming

This one's dustproof and splashproof but not swimming-proof. Personally I wouldn't swim with anything that wasn't resistant to 10ATM but the capabilities of this thing are only matched by Garmin and Suunto gear that costs over $500 so you can't really fault it on value.

And GPS+HR monitor means that cycling analytics is just a software problem, so there's that.

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Lumia 830: Microsoft hopes to seduce with slim 'affordable' model

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Re: Impressive @Terry Barnes

Your 820 needs a wireless charging shell - it's not built-in.

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Re: Impressive

> Is that a first in the Lumia range

I think it is. The 1520 has Qi and MicroSD but I don't the battery is removable.

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Weekend reads: Russell Brand's Revolution and Joy Division's Ian Curtis gets lyrical

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Re: "“All desire is the inappropriate substitute for the desire to be at one with God.”"

> Insert gatekeeper to divinity of your choice, then. You can't give your money to God directly, so you give it to the gatekeeper, the guy who told you it is inappropriate to care about anything (e.g. money or family) than god.

Neither was money mentioned. And although I'm not a believer, I have read the NT and Jesus had a low opinion of money.

I'm still confused at your need to invent a gatekeeper - JC didn't. Neither do zen buddhists.

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This is why we CAN have nice things: Samsung Galaxy Alpha

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That's no reason not to tease the author about it.

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Re: How many

Tell it to my old Lumia 920.

You could beat a bear to death with that thing.

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> the most aesthetically pleasing phone ever to leave a Samsung assembly plant in the back of a truck

Do Samsung usually keep assembly plants in the back of trucks?

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PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY

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I see you clicked.

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MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer

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Re: Self-selecting, er, sample...

Thanks for that. Cue the music.

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Re: Rubbish science

argh, TMI.

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Re: Does it follow

Not necessarily. It may simply be that women are able to subconsciously select males who are less susceptible to prostate cancer and therefore, those males get more.

Oh William of Occam, you old spoilsport, you.

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Looking for a job in Europe? Experienced IT staff needed in UK, Italy and Germany

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Microsoft shows off spanking Win 10 PCs, compute-tastic Azure

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>The idea is that provisioning a corporate PC could be as easy as getting a new iPad, though this can only work for apps that can be deployed from the Store.

Maybe not.

apt-get for Windows 10 incoming?

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Microsoft to bake Skype into IE, without plugins

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Re: What? More bloat?

IE runs pretty well, especially compared to the mungy bloatfest that is Chrome.

I still prefer Firefox but it's getting flaky as it ages.

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Microsoft has Windows Server running on ARM: report

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Re: Apps?

Yeah, losing it with a 94% share. What a disaster.

Go away.

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Re: Apps?

> A windows version for arm will be just like windows for alpha, ppc, mips and ia64... Absolutely useless because there will be little or no native software for it.

Not quite. Expanding the WinRT API would provide application-level compatibility across any Windows kernel. Which would be nice, really, and a rather better development experience (write once, er, that's it) than even linux provides.

I note, however, that the report does not indicate any useful expansion of WinRT.

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How iPad’s soft SIM lets Apple pit carriers AGAINST each other

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thumbs down for annoying facts. I understand. It's okay.

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Painfully trendy: Someone just spent $200k on ebola.com

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Local version

I note that ebolacola.co.uk is available...

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Game of Thrones man stars in sci-fi bit on comet-catcher Rosetta

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Re: GAME OF THRONES MAN?

It's that Irish bloke who's good at accents and was in Queer as Folk.

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This Changes Everything? OH Naomi Klein, NO

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Re: Not as simple as that indeed....

> no one points to the (thawed) mammoth in the room: i.e. that we have absolutely NO IDEA of what's going on with the climate.

True. Which makes this statement -

"In order to work out whether Flipper is going to be boiled or just scalded, we need to run computer simulations of what emissions are going to do to the climate" a particularly impressive bit of bollocks since it's effectively asking a blind man to create a computer simulation of a hologram using only the power of interpretive dance.

Seriously Tim, how the fuck are you supposed to model "the climate" when it has an almost infinite amount of variables and you don't know how any of them really work?

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Fanboi-and-fanfare-free fondleslabs fail to fire imagination

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Re: Ah!

> If you however wiped the OOTB software and installed a proper Linux

on your iPad...

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Let's make an app that POSTS your POO to APPLE HQ

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The Belgians.

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