* Posts by dogged

4502 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

E3 2015 in a nutshell: Hurry up Hoth, and plenty to Unravel

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Re: What does this mean?

Needs more Beeeeeeeellions.

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Oh be fair. MS did more than Minecraft with Hololens. They also did this.

Hololens Halo 5 demo

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MS privacy policy website subverted to pimp gambling sites

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Facepalm

wordpress....

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Post-pub nosh neckfillers: Reader suggestions invited

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Re: Au contraire. mon brave, have an upvote...

I love meat.

However, I also like Miso soup and will give your recipe a try. Thanks.

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Oh come on, who doesn't like Pakoras? I've missed them as a post-pub treat ever since I stopped working in Glasgow.

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Chicken pakoras.

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MOUNTAIN of unsold retail PCs piling up in Blighty: Situation 'serious'

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Re: @AC

> but one is actually worth the price.... can you guess which one?

Yes, the one you can upgrade yourself.

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Re: @AC

@Buzzword

£350 is 33% of list price for a 3 year old ThinkPad. Macbooks are not special.

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So I can get a Thinkpad X1 Carbon for cheap?

If not, not interested.

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Feature-rich work in progress: Windows Mobile 10 build 10136

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And your point is...?

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Re: The app gap

7 and 7.5 apps work on 8.

But hey, nice try! I'm sure you can dissuade some more devs from bothering and that'll make your penis bigger!

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Farewell then, Mr Elop: It wasn't actually your fault

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Re: Platform Reform Norm

I agree. I was expecting WP and Meego/Symbian (via QT) but not the "let's burn everything" approach.

I still say that was a mistake.

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Re: Don't burn the platform you're standing on

It wasn't a public memo. He didn't issue a press release. It got leaked.

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Climate change alarmism is a religious belief – it's official

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Naughty Britons ever since the time of King Henry VIII haven't been very good about accepting that the Pope is boss of the world, of course.

To be fair, we weren't really all that great at accepting the Pope as boss of the world before Henry VIII, either. The Normans were pretty pro-Pope (mostly because a succession of Popes let them get way with all kinds of bullshit) but the Angevins and the Plantagenets... really, really not so much. Thomas Becket, anyone?

And before the Normans, the English church had married priests, a "whatever" attitude to working on Sundays and refused to sell indulgences because that's immoral.

Basically, we are not good at religion. The Welsh have a good go at it and the Scots can get very antsy about their invisible friend but the English? Mostly we're interested in beer and fighting. A judgemental God who doesn't like beer and fighting was never going to be a big hit here.

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JavaScript creator Eich's latest project: KILL JAVASCRIPT

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Re: Typescript

yes, but the idea of everything compiling to wasm (that's what they're calling it, apparently), there is no need to have something compile to JavaScript.

"wasm". Sounds weird. I recommend they change to "Web Assembly System Code" and then we can pronounce it "wazzock".

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well, they kind of are, if you extend the metaphor so that your browser becomes a VM or container in its own right because they are a mid-point for addressing the "CPU" of the vm/container/browser.

I understand your pedantry on the matter (hence upvote) and find it tempting myself but it we have to admit that it is either pedantry or a failure to think in terms of abstract entities rather than physical transistors.

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I bet MS will be pushing for a C#->WebAssembly compiler. Or maybe F#.

(Not that I think this would be a terrible thing but without the surrounding assemblies it's hard to know how useful C# would be).

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'No evidence' Snowden was working for foreign power says ex-NSA boss

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Re: Blackmail?

They have no flexibility because they never fill in the form. Agents names are never written down, their physical descriptions are never stored.

Government uses *ahem* third-party contract companies to pay those people and they have exactly zero links to the official Three Letter Agencies to be exploited.

This applies in the US and the UK.

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Re: Blackmail?

China cannot identify a US spy from that information. They can identify a government employee from that information. For example, they could learn a cultural attaché was a government employee. I'm sure that would come as an enormous shock to them.

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BOOM! Stephen Elop shuffled out of Microsoft door

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Re: Other than XBOX, mice and keyboards...

According to the earnings call, they're making money on Surface now.

It's in the black, even if you subtract the write-down they took on RT units.

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Re: "However this strategy has completely failed

> A big share of a very small market that was at the time almost entirely corporate. I've hardly seen any WM phones in the wild.

This is true. I had one (I bought it thinking I'd be able to while away the quiet times writing code on my phone but that - with the Motorola MPX200 at least - was not an option) and it remains the only WM phone I've ever seen except for it's replacement, also owned by me as an experiment. That was the 1st gen HTC Touch which was actually a pretty good little phone.

The stylus was nifty for taking notes.

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Presumably somebody still remembers the Nokia X Series and still isn't too chuffed about it.

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Free ethical upgrade offered as Fairphone launches mobe No 2

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It was pens, with me. Ballpoints with spring mechanisms were my favourite, although the springs were distressingly easy to deform, lose or otherwise render useless.

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Sharing Economy latest: Women's BREAST MILK is the new 'liquid GOLD' of the internet

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For commercial sale, wouldn't the milk have to be pasteurised?

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Apple seeks fawning 'journalists' for in-house 'news' self pluggery

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Re: Rory Cellan-Jones.com

Basically, Apple could hire RC-J and the entire Guardian tech-writing team (two fanboi bloggers) and job's a good'un.

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Rory Cellan-Jones would be a shoo-in for this gig.

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The insidious danger of the lone wolf control freak sysadmin

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Re: Internal wikis - do they ever live up to expectations?

We all work for those companies. Those are all the companies in the world.

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Testing Windows 10 on Surface 3: Perfect combo or buggy embuggerance?

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Re: This is getting silly

@Timmy 8 -

As stated, this was a couple of months back. It may be better now. I just don't feel like betting the time to install, test and rollback on it.

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Re: As it turned out, Microsoft's success was limited

"They (The Reg) don't want to lose any chance of getting Hololens in the same way they don't get Apple gear."

Fixed.

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Re: This is getting silly

I tried it on an 8" tablet a few releases (and three months) ago and it was dreadful, as in monumentally crappy. Reinstalled 8.1 pretty quickly and I haven't tried the later releases.

I think July 29th is early enough for my tablet. Or possibly July 28th 2016 (since it's free until then). Call me nervous but it was a terrible experience whereas Win8.1 is absolutely fine.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2, btw.

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Re: This is getting silly

> Do Microsoft really not get that the Start Screen (tablet) and the Start Menu (desktop) do not have to be mutually exclusive?

Of course they do, hence the Continuum thing.

It just needs kicking into shape.

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The Register invests in Infrastructure (channel)

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It looks good. Is there any reason why you can't do that the "The Channel" as well?

Christ, that whole different layout/different login thing is irritating. And ugly.

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Vodafone hikes prices to 37.5p/min – and lets angry customers flee

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> It’s a good job that doctors’ receptionists never put you on hold

Hilarious.

The best of all (in my experience) is the Gwent Out Of Hours GP service (0845 6001231) which takes seven and a half minutes of useless message before you even get to the stage of being put on hold. With a woman's voice going "If. You. Want. To. Try. Our. Inter. Active. Do. I. Need. A. Doctor. Service. Please. Go To. doubleyou. doubleyou. doublyou. Dot. Do. I. Need. A. doctor. Dot ..." etc ad nauseam.

On finally getting through, you can expect at least half an hour on hold.

I swear it's a revenue raising service.

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Nokia to LG: You want our smartphone IP? Alright, you got it

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They're still working on the networking MNO side of things so I expect the patents will continue to flow.

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Re: Nokia is now............. @dogged

I think an ellipsis counts as a single mark.

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Re: Nokia is now.............

No. Nokia genuinely spent the money and did the research.

Also, multiple punctuation marks are a moron-indicator. Try to avoid them.

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Intel inside: Six of the best affordable PC laptops

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Re: Ermm summat wrong with UK pricing

Here that would have cost £710. Plus 20% VAT.

Dollars are entirely equal to pounds if you're a PC manufacturer, apparently.

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Re: Offtopic...

Thinkpads have physical buttons.

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Re: Is it me or is it 2008?

> Hardly Retina/Pixel is it?

No, I'd say it predates that kind of marketing drivel. But you carry on, AC. Dead Steve Jobs will reward you in Apple Heaven.

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It's 2015 and Microsoft has figured out anything can break Windows

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Re: Rewrite!

I see you once posted something that didn't tell people to use linux (which you insist on capitalizing, for some reason) but it was only drivel about Internet of Toasters.

Can we have that /ignore button now please, @gazthejourno?

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Re: @Dcotor Syntax

> Enjoy your malware infestations.

I am a debian user, for preference. However, I'm also a professional developer/architect and I (currently and frequently) use Windows for work and this has taught me in several painful and non-painful lessons that a well-secured Windows system is as secure as a well-secured linux system and that a poorly secured linux system is only more secure than a poorly secured Windows system because Windows has a larger predator population.

The short version is that you are wrong, and while you continue to be partisan about operating systems (operating systems?!? ffs how sad is that? Tribalism over preferred window launcher? Even football supporters make more sense) you will remain both wrong and deliberately stupid.

I can abide natural stupidity but deliberate stupidity is unforgivable.

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Re: Rewrite!

> I am an IT professional with a career that spans 37 years of experience.

In that case, thank you for posting. It's okay, we understand all this stuff and it's bound to happen sometimes - some days are better than others, right? Even Terry Pratchett himself suffered from your embuggerance and I for one will support your right to die as you choose.

Or you're 14 and you made that up. Seriously, if you started in 1978 you'd have a better clue.

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@Dcotor Syntax

He's probably recently emerged from Eadon having grown from a tumour.

Let's all just let it go.

Honestly, this is the kind of dickwad commenting we get on the Reg these days. Article about MS producing a new thing to find and destroy malware? Quick, log on, suggest they burn their entire business, write a new OS based on a kernel they have ~(little) in-house expertise with and then confidently declare that this would be more more secure?!?

The depressing part is that this kind of disconnection from reality is so common around here and it's purely limited to frothing linux fanboys of little experience and almost no technical ability.

Nobody jumps onto Red Hat or ubuntu threads and suggests they pack it all in and use OSX.

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Re: Just Use Linux

Very few people do online banking through their dishwasher.

Please, just stop. You're not helping your case at all.

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Re: Just Use Linux

> Of course it is vulnerable but FAR less and with the correct configuration almost impervious!

Try a thought experiment for a moment. Assume that every single Windows desktop and server in the world magically became a linux desktop or server last night. Assume all Windows software - including Office, java and Flash - were migrated along with the OS.

Now tell me, what is every single malware author in the world doing right this second?

Yeah.

Now go away.

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Re: Just Use Linux

>> Assumes linux is invulnerable to malware.

moron detected. opinion dismissed.

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Cortana threatens to blow away ESC key

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Re: OK can I just explain Cortana to a few people...

> But since Tosh are including a button to *summon* it, the interface is obviously not as slick as ... "Cortana, you're always turned on so why have I had to press your buttons?"

Because no manufacturer ever decided to add pointless buttons to an otherwise usable keyboard, right?

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BlackBerry ponders putting Android on future mobes

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Re: hah hah

To be fair, it works out pretty well for Google.

Nobody else, though.

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Re: striking while the irons hot!

> BB are doing exactly what nokia SHOULD have done when they instead chose to go with Microsoft.

Giving up and handing the mobile market to Samsung?

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Apple to tailor Swift into fully open-source language – for Linux, too

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No it doesn't.

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