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PICS: Nokia Lumia 930 – We reveal its ONE unique selling point

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Re: Sensors

All the Lumias have BTLE.

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Re: In other words....

I know that, I've got one. I'd like something with the 1020 camera but the 1020 doesn't have Qi charging and I'd be throwing away my investment in chargers.

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Re: In other words....

Treading water, probably.

I have a 920 but am (like many 920 owners) waiting for the update to the 1020, which will hopefully have wireless charging and a bloody micro-sd port.

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For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets

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Because learning new systems and supporting walled gardens absolutely fine and completely necessary if those are Apple or Google systems and walled gardens while obviously it's a nasty monopolistic power grab if MS do it.

Right.

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Say goodbye to landfill Android: Top 10 cheap 'n' cheerful smartphones

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I would but the Motorola V Dot is not longer even on ebay.

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MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws

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So we (the public) are not represented then. At all.

What further evidence does anyone need?

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Do YOU work at Microsoft? Um. Are you SURE about that?

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Re: Fire a few people?

Sinofsky's already gone.

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'Ribbed' for your pleasure: Jony Ive unveils NAKED IPHONE

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Re: Seal

> Bathtime iPhones?

Good luck plugging your headphones into that. Or charging it.

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

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None of that happens if you click ON THE DESKTOP. If you click other apps, ALT+F4 closes them, as you'd expect.

Are you just really bad at IT or looking for excuses to hate something?

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Re: Time for some truly revolutionary GUIs?

Because Windows is an enterprise OS, in the main. Imagine a busy office with everyone and his cat shouting at their computers. How productive!

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"Prior to Update 1, powering down your machine required you to move the mouse to the lower left-hand corner of your screen, slowly hovering over that corner, right-clicking the Start button or pressing Windows key and X on your keyboard, then clicking on "Shut down" or "Sign out"."

Or, y'know, clicking on the desktop and hitting ALT+F4.

Rocket Science! Waaaaaaay too hard for support desk, right?

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That 'wiped' Android phone you bought is stuffed with NAKED SELFIES – possibly

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Re: Happened to me twice.

Copy everything to a PC, manually delete everything on the phone and then perform a factory reset.

Don't forget your SD cards, if applicable.

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Report: UK.gov wants to legislate on comms data BEFORE next election

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Re: Knee jerk reaction

> Can anyone propose an alternative means to monitor internet activity of serious criminals and terrorists?

How about, and you realize I'm just wildly spitballing here, getting a fucking warrant?

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What the world needs now is... a Bluetooth-enabled baby's dummy

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Meh

Better idea

Yes, Bluetooth if you like but a locator instead.

Finding where my horrible spawn hurls the bloody things more easily would actually be worth money.

I do wonder how this miracle idea is supposed to stand up to eight minutes in a superheated steam sterilizer, though.

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Universal Discredit: Gov admits Treasury HASN'T signed off biz case

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Re: Only asking

One of the most informative posts in a comment thread I've ever read.

Thank you.

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Russian law will force citizens' personal data to be stored locally

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Are you suggesting that somebody wants to read your livejournal?

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Crypto thwarts TINY MINORITY of Feds' snooping efforts

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Re: Goal Defines Intelligence?

> With a modest amount of respect, terrorists are not idiots.

With rather greater respect, yes they are. Especially those that believe that murdering a fuckton of people gets them a ticket to heaven from a merciful God.

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What's it like using the LG G smartwatch and Android Wear? Let us tell YOU

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Re: So what are the reasons to have one?

It's pretty simple. I don't want a new car right now so I don't read the occasional reviews and tell everyone that I neither want nor need one because clearly, some people do.

This is called "not judging everyone else's needs by your own" and it's a thing that most people who aren't hopelessly autistic pick up pretty quickly. Usually before they can type. I don't know what went wrong with you.

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Super-snoop bid: UK government hits panic button on EU data retention ruling

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Re: Well you know...

"May further defended the plans by barking the new government slogan ‘Paedo 9/11′ in response to questions and has commissioned a children’s cartoon where ‘Blinky’ the security eye helps people find lost car keys in a bid to make it less terrifying,

May added: “It’s a well known fact that anybody planning to do something unspeakable, either with a bomb or their own penis, will chat about it at length with lots of other people using their own home computer and phone.

“Paedo 9/11.”

clicky

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Re: Help!

> "Help us Nick Clegg, you're our only hope."

If you vote Lib Dem, you'll a) get a Snooper's Charter and b) get another attempt at proportional representation, the only purpose of which is to keep the Lib Dems in every government ever forever.

Time for a revolution.

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David Cameron wants mobe network roaming INSIDE the UK

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Re: Whatever the answer may be......

I have lived very close to one of those areas and yes, they claim full 3G coverage even indoors.

In fact, there is only coverage outdoors and that's from a different provider. Because EE that network are bullshitting.

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Dutch firm passes the world's first e-spliff to the left hand side

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> The anti-vapour people just hate the fact that most of their arguments have been nullified.

> I am sure they would do the same if there was a safer alcohol as well.

That's because they can't sneer at you so easily. I think the Daily Mash sums this one up nicely.

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Re: But do the puffers still stink?

Can't speak for the technoganja, but e-cigs don't smell. At all.

Some flavours can have a whiff about them them but since this is often along the lines of coffee, vanilla or - as mentioned - gummy bears... deal with it?

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Who needs a ride-on mower when a ROBOT will cut your grass

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If you buy the lawn-mowing robot, you own the lawn-mowing robot.

Please, there's only so much doom&gloom anyone can take seriously.

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Re: Thirteen hundred quid?

Possibly, but...

What if you've got £1300 now but you have absolutely no idea whether you're going to continue to have £SUM to pay a gardener for the five-ten year life of the mower?

It's also smaller than a big-ass petrol mower so easier to move around and will not become redundant with a smaller lawn. Electric charging means it's way more convenient, too.

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I'm also in the market.

I discovered a few years ago that when you have hayfever, even a tractor-mower is a bloody chore rather than fun.

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EFF wants you to open your Wi-Fi to IMPROVE privacy

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Considering that FON absolutely never works without demanding money, I'd guess probably not.

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Microsoft brings own security info exchange to the world

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Wow, a visitor from 1998!

Here's £50. Buy me some Apple shares and I'll give you 10% when you arrive in 2014 for the second time.

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Firefighters deliver trapped student from GIANT GERMAN LADYPARTS

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Re: What puzzles me ...

Oh, you triggered my ex-farmworker from Wiltshire -

They represent about a day's work when you have to mow the bloody field.

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9 Dark Social Truths That Will Totally Blow Your Bowels!

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Re: #2

Buyer's remorse!

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Re: #2

I don't mock ISIS in case Archer comes round and shoots me.

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#2

Rubber dinghy rapids, bro.

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Google spaffs $50 MILLION on 'get girls coding' campaign

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@Lis 0r

But women are a majority.

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Firefox 30

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Firefox 30

Is it just me or is anyone else finding FF30.0 utterly unusable? Since the "upgrade", I can open exactly one page. Any attempt to do anything on the page - click, scroll, anything at all - or open a second page results in the browser hanging and then (eventually) a full CTD.

OS Win7 32bit at work. At home on Win8.1.1 64bit and on debian it's fine.

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Azure turns on disaster recovery service

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Microsoft's pricing regime is a little odd

How unusual!

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BT and TalkTalk BOTH claim victory as Ofcom tackles fibre price row

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One of those games where you wish everyone could lose.

BT, TalkTalk, OFCOM....

There is simply no benefit to actual people whoever wins.

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How farsighted is Microsoft's Azure RemoteApp?

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Re: effort [..] required to manage a fleet of Windows machines

It does indicate that you would no longer have to upgrade crappy old applications for, for example, supported operated systems.

Need to run something that was coded for IE6/ActiveX ?

You have these choices:

1. Kill yourself.

2. Upgrade it at [X] cost.

3. Stick with XP because of this one application, with all that entails.

4. Use Citrix and pay 24/7 static costs or host it yourself.

5. Have MS deliver it as a service.

On 4 or 5, your managers can even use the horrible MacBook Airs that they demanded because of shiny without worrying about the platform.

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Powerpoint, Visio...

That could actually be worth it for Powerpoint and Visio.

Only Project Managers and architects need them all the time - for the vast majority of developers they're "once in a blue moon oh crap do I have to do a presentation?" thing or something to do pretty diagrams for a proof-of-concept/business case.

With the exception of (probably) Outlook, you could maybe say the same for all of Office. I wonder what the billing/licensing options are?

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Today's get-rich-quick scheme: Build your own bank

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Re: Priced out

So is BoE bank rate on £1Bn enough to cover costs? That's £5m

Costs are pretty low (except for access to the ATM network and I don't know what that goes at) so let's say it is.

Is it enough to generate a profit?

My guess is not.

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Re: Tesco

Also, on Tesco, Wikipedia claims -

Tesco Bank is a retail bank in the United Kingdom which was formed in 1997, and which has been wholly owned by Tesco PLC since 2008. The Bank was originally formed as part of a 50:50 joint venture between The Royal Bank of Scotland and Tesco

So I guess they're actually running an actual bank. Unlike M&S.

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Re: Tesco

Marks & Sparks banking is a wholly owned subsidiary of HSBC(UK) Plc.

Terms & conditions apply, your home is at risk if you do not bend over and take it from the bank manager, may contain nuts

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Priced out

The issue I see is that unless you've got billions deposited with the BoE, the interest is (as you mentioned) negligible. Therefore, your only way to pay operating costs is via transaction charges.

Now, private punters don't like transaction charges and can get an account without them from one of the big rip-off artists (who make their money back on selling debt and outrageous "whoops" charges) so they can get a deal which, on the surface, looks better by staying right where they are.

Commercial interests are totally used to transaction charges, of course, but they're not going to deal with you either because... they operate in overdraft because of liquidity measures and tax mitigation. And you can't offer overdrafts if you're operating on a 100% reserve.

The only potential buyer would be the long-term savings market except you can't pay interest because what you earn is effectively nothing.

Shame, but there it is.

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Hate phone games that make you buy in-app gumble? Congrats, you're a niche player

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Re: Anyone else read the title as "Hate phone games that make you buy in-app grumble?"

Not just you.

I didn't realize the strip poker games had gone quite so far.

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Microsoft eggheads publish JavaScript crypto code for devs

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I think it's the juxtaposition with the capitals above it, but I keep parsing that as "redmondian turkey dog lackey", which is kind of cool, in a Monty Python Taunting way.

But I would have upvoted anyway (and did).

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Re: charming.

Which you can look at because you're downloading it and verify for yourself.

The back-end systems are a different matter, of course, but this bit literally cannot be other than legit without everyone knowing about it inside about a day.

--off topic

You know, I don't really like MS very much. Not much at all, in fact. The only thing they do for me is (indirectly) keep me in work. If they went bust I'd still have work, albeit using different tools but for now they keep me in work. No, I do not work for them. I really am not all that keen on any giant multinational money machine, to be honest. None of them are my friend and none of them want to be.

I am aware that here on the Register, it can seem that I am pro-Microsoft. I am not. It only looks that way because the commentards here are so anti-Microsoft that they are, in large numbers, utterly irrational on the subject. It's an odd situation. To autoGodwinize, it's a bit like accusing Oskar Schindler of being an Elder of Zion instead of just anti-murder.

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FAIL

It's Javascript, you moron.

Try reading it.

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<mode="Regtard">

Well that'll be proprietary, patent encumbered and only work with WinDOZE H8TE - fuck you M$!

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There. I said it for you, you can all go home now.

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Tor is '90 per cent of the net' claims City of London Police Commish – and he's dead wrong

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Re: I harbor some darknet myself

The folders in which said pics are stored are not indexed by Google because there is no link to them.

So I'm a terrorist, right ?

In Eric Schmidt's world, totally.

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Sneak peek: Microsoft's next browser (thanks, IE Developer Channel)

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If only it had AdBlock.

You're welcome.

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'Cortana-gate' ruins Satya Nadella's Microsoft honeymoon

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Nerds throw toys out of pram.

Film at 11.

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