* Posts by dogged

4992 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Microsoft, the VW family sedan of IT, wants to be tech's new Rolls-Royce

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Re: Minor problem

> Rabid Linux fanboys that represent 1% of the worlds pc using population.

It's depressing, I personally am a linux fanboy. I totes <3 teh penguin. I run debian. I had a Sharp Zaurus. I hacked slackware (most of slackware anyway) onto the original XBox hardware. I have RasPis and enjoy folling around with them with my toddler son (who loves them). But around here, people get absolutely irrational about it to the point where I find myself continually defending Microsoft. Continually. Because the hatred that gets spewed around is unjustified and contagious and it makes you stupid.

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Re: The nice thing about Microsoft's Stratergy

your timeline is fucked up. Badly.

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Re: Windows phones

following the Surface Book metaphor, they could shove the extra GPU in the dock.

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Re: This strategy avoids pissing off their OEM partners

> After all, even from a developer point of view it's surely easier to write 1 basic application with 2 switchable interfaces depending on screen size available

Yeah, in three years time when Apple copy that one, everyone here will say it's genius.

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Team Microsoft: Device Police... 'Are you pumped? I'm pumped'

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Windows 10 mobile upgrade coming in December

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Re: Here's hoping

honestly, I doubt it'll be worse than 8.1 (assuming you run Cortana).

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To save mobile web, we must destroy JavaScript, HTML and CSS

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Re: Janky

Janky is a pretty good word for it.

Load, for example, any article from (let's pick a serious offender) The Verge. The page loads, the text loads, there are big holes where the pictures should be but who gives a shit, you can read the text, right?

So you start reading. 6 seconds later BOOM you're at the top of the page because a graphic loaded. You swear and find the bit you'd got to and then BOOM another graphic, back to the top. Continue for probably another three pictures.

Janky.

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DevOps tools: The beginner's guide to Chef

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drag & drop BIDS-style icons for managing complex deployments?

What could possibly go wrong?]

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Surface Book: Microsoft to turn unsuccessful tab into unsuccessful laptop

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Re: Looky Here

oh stop it, she's clearly desperate to find something wrong with it so indulge her.

It's not as if it matters.

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Re: 1TB storage?

If that had an LTE slot, it'd work out about £600 less than the equivalent Thinkpad X1 Carbon (and that has no GPU).

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Meh

Because Nokia is exactly the same as the Surface division.

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Re: In your dreams

> If there's real (not token) competition for the high-end laptop market, why is the T5 business lounge full of macbooks?

If Apple own the high-end laptop segment so utterly, how come OSX is less than 7% of the global desktop market? Are you suggesting that high-end laptops are exactly 7%? If so, where are all those iMacs?

I don't mean to doubt you (okay, I do) but mathematics indicates that your assessment may be flawed.

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'One Windows' crunch time: Microsoft tempts with glittery new devices

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Re: PC in a phone?

Agreed. I've been actively testing it on a Lumia 930 and seen absolutely zero evidence of this "PC crammed into a phone" scenario. The biggest change is that the Settings list now makes sense. The most annoying change is tile transparency because it seems impossible to fully replicate the front-screen of what I had on Win8.1 (which i liked) although to be fair, I may have missed something. The biggest "oh thank fuck for that" change is the flashlight available from the Notifications panel. Don't need it often but when I need it, I really need it.

Has the author even tried WM10? Or is it just groovy to make up something that makes it look bad?

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Re: Microsoft Shot Itself in the Head with Win10

Yeah, no dev will write Win10 apps or (looking at the PRISM partners) iOS apps or Android apps or OSX applications or Chrome plugins or....

or you're somebody from an entirely different planet.

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Meego, webOS, Sailfish OS, and now Firefox OS: Ex-Nokia man Jaaksi joins Mozilla

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Re: Jaaksi

snigger snigger

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Microsoft's HoloLens: Here by 2016, mere three THOUSAND dollar price

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Re: just because it's Microsoft

> That shows your bias, not el Reg's.

Not at all, MS deserve a lot of what they get. Especially Nadella's weird pronouncements. However, giving the impression that the consumer article costs 3 grand is just low.

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Re: Trust The Register to

That doesn't fit the agenda. Have you seen elsewhere here how Windows 10 Mobile tries to cram a whole PC into a phone and that's all clunky and horrible?

Meanwhile in reality, it's almost identical to WP8.1 with a better Settings list and a change to the Tile transparency. Seriously, it's not even worth arguing anymore. El Reg knows its audience and for most of them, as long as the copy reads "MS sux lol" they're happy.

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Re: Not going to happen

The XBox 360 dev kit costs tens of thousands and whoah, yeah, you're absolutely right! Nobody at all bought one or developed any games for it, so MS never actually sold a single XB360. Not one, because the dev kit was too expensive!

Seriously? WTF is wrong with you?

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French hacks go after new surveillance law … with the help of the ECHR

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WTF?

Re: It's all Part of the Plan for WORLD DOMINATION

Um....

Thanks. Are you related to amanfromMars1?

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Silicon Valley now 'illegal' in Europe: Why Schrems vs Facebook is such a biggie

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Question

Assume Microsoft win against the DoJ...

What impact will that have on non-US data privacy and is it relevant to the collapse of Safe Harbour?

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Microsoft's big Tuesday reveal: New mobiles and slabs? Win 10 shock?

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Nah, not really. The author has got a bit muddled - the other phone that renders have been leaked of is the Lumia 550, not a phablet but a boost to the 5xx cheapo line.

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Apple files patent for long-rumoured iRing-type bling

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therethrough

That's not a word, is it?

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Massive global cooling process discovered as Paris climate deal looms

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> Awwwwwww... Do the denialists get upset when they are called deniers?

For the record, anyone using the term "warmist" is similarly dismissed as a religious lunatic.

Why? Because they have become about sides, about conflict, about some imaginary great battle between Good and Evil (regardless of which side they think is which) instead of the pursuit of knowledge.

I tried to post this yesterday but I think I've been relegated to the Moderation Sin Bin again and I have absolutely no idea why, which is worrying.

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> deniers

sorry, but use of that term gets you instantly dismissed as a religious lunatic.

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Mushroom

Incoming Hippy Bombardment in 5.. 4... 3...

*takes cover*

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Microsoft sabotages own Lumia smartmobe flagship launch

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Re: No comments an hour after posting.

No comments because Orlowski article. Moderated.

I'm almost certainly going to buy that 950XL, by the way. WP works well. This is a flagship with a removal battery and an SD card slot, not to mention native handwriting support.

Oh, and it doesn't have Stagefright or give out all your contacts and photos without even entering a PIN

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Woman makes app that lets people rate and review you, Yelp-style. Now SHE'S upset people are 'reviewing' her

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Re: Another "Gift" That No One Needs.

The CEO of Peeple is a Cenobite.

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> Come off it, she looks like what she probably is...a do-gooder hippie without a clue how the real world operates

I thought she looks like one of the "popular" girls who love to destroy others with gossip. Oh wait.

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Ex-Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch sues HP for $150m+

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I get all this but find it hard to believe that Autonomy wasn't overpriced. Everything else HP ever bought was.

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Find shaving a chore? Why not BLAST your BEARD off with a RAYGUN

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Re: @Nameless Faceless Computer User

> This means it gets the greys too.

I guess we'll find out soon enough.

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50 shades

I wonder how it'll cope with my grey?

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Move to the latest IE, or suck it: January’s cold comfort for Microsoft hangouts

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Re: NHS

They can afford it. They're cutting junior doctor's pay by >= 30%

You didn't know? It's not being reported? I am shocked.

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It's the white heat of the tech revolution, again!

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I miss Wolfie Smith :(

I think it's the first TV show I actually remember.

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Smuggle mischievous JavaScript into WinRAR archives? Sure, why not

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Re: "software download sites like CNET and Softpedia"

Agreed on all counts.

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Re: Dear Linux user..

So is 7zip.

Shut up.

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Mobile first? Microsoft decides to kneecap its Android users instead

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Re: There used to be an 8-ball easter egg

> But then again this was the same version of Office that if you typed "I'd like to see Bill Gates dead" in Word, formatted it as UK English* and asked for an alternative from the thesaurus it said "I'll drink to that".

It's funny but alas the Easter Egg was a bit less self-referential. "I'd like to see $ANY_TEXT_STRING dead" resulted in "I'll drink to that".

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tl:dr - AO doesn't like the Accompli/Outlook client.

er....

that's it.

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NSA? Illegal spying? EU top lawyer is talking out of his Bot – US gov

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Re: trust?

I think big_D needs a little time.

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Spirit of Steve Fosset lives on as glider is poised to soar to 90,000ft

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Re: Total non-sequitur

It will impact the way we write funding pitches.

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Tesla X unfolds its Falcon wings, stumbles belatedly into the light

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because they're very cheap to run.

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Are you sure? I remember seeing a Top Gear where Clarkson got blocked in driving a gullwing vehicle and was literally unable to get out of the car. Not to mention the issue of underground/roofed car parks.

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> Who cares, now that this is launching they can get on with the model E that the rest of us will be able to driveafford.

FTFY.

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Here are the God-mode holes that gave TrueCrypt audit the slip

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Re: People still use Truecrypt and friends?

> [1] If you do this, you probably work for the NHS and are always losing these details.

If you work for the NHS, LUKS is not available for your Windows XP laptop.

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Capita: O2 call centre staff exodus is premature evacuation

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Picture

why not use the Reg's own Capita logo as featured in this article?

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Now you can be tracked online by your email addy. Thanks, Google!

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Re: Ad Blocking....

AdBlock in both cases but honestly you're better off with Firefox for adblocking.

On FF, use AdBlock Edge (it doesn't have a "premium access" so advertisers can pay for their ads not to be blocked). Also use NoScript, Ghostery (remember to configure it to block everything before running off into the web, by default it just reports without blocking) and Flashblock.

You can adblock with Chrome and IE but the former belongs to Google and is untrustworthy and the latter only supports an inherently insecure extension model. Hopefully MS Edge extensions will improve on this.

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Axed-ya Nadella swings blade through the forest of Microsoft again

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Re: More Personal Computing segment

> Surface, Doing reeeaall well now... honest!

Reporting a considerable profit, certainly.

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Bletchley Park remembers 'forgotten genius' Gordon Welchman

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Re: Keeping 'Mum' was just SOP for those involved in WW2

@Naughtyhorse - of course not, but finding out aged 19 was a bit of a shock anyway.

All we knew was that he was Signals, had medals, did stuff.

And that Dad was also Signals and won medals and did stuff (mainly in Cyprus).

Which made my career path look pretty straightforward. How little we know.

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'We can handle politicos, OUR ISSUE IS JUDGES', shout GCHQ docs

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Re: Love the photo

So do I. Is there a petition somewhere? Or a kickstarter?

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Bill Bailey: The man, the musician, the comic, the troll, the legend

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Re: I can't believe it

or his magnificent Eyebrow.

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