* Posts by mafoo

436 posts • joined 17 Nov 2009

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Github's 'Atom' text editor hits version 1.0

mafoo

Re: It's like Sublime Text

I use it at work on my ubuntu box, but i still prefer textmate on my Laptops.

The main reason is that atom is such a massive resource hog. It will happily consume 50% cpu time doing nothing.

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Microsoft U-turns on 'free' Windows 10 upgrade promise for ALL previewers

mafoo

Re: Optimal?

Windows 8.1 bing edition basically has this already.

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Using leather in 'leccy cars is 'unTesla', rages vegan shareholder

mafoo
Coat

Plastic isn't vegan

As plastic is made from oil which is made of the decomposed bodies of marine invertebrates. Therefore its an animal product.

And while we're at it you could also argue that most organic foods aren't vegan either as they are generally fertilised with dung and blood & bone mix.

I'd tell them to get down from their high horses, but they would point out they don't believe in the subjugation of animals.

But no doubt we can have a hemp fiber car with woven bamboo upholstery soon.

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Apple extends idiot-tax operation, makes devs pay to fix Safari snafus

mafoo

well, on the other hand they just made it so anyone can compile and sideload apps to their devices with Xcode 7

So the apple giveth and the apple taketh.

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

mafoo
Mushroom

Re: Once it goes Open Source

No, because Microsoft is already throwing considerable resources at porting Objective C to visual studio - and this will make bringing swift over a lot... swifter.

I'd also expect them to have some form of Appkit mimicking framework in the works as well.

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Roku 3: Probably the best streaming player on the market ... for now, at least

mafoo
Unhappy

UK

Worth noting there's no amazon prime for roku in the UK.

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Googley TENTACLES reach towards YOUR email

mafoo

Re: Opt Out?

Just don't use google's method of making unique email addresses using a '+', spammers figured that one out long ago.

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Intel boosts low-end PCs, laptops with Atom-powered 'Braswell' SoCs

mafoo

Interestingly...

The first reports on the new chips say their CPU are actually slower than the previous generation - opting for slightly better power consumption and better integrated graphics instead.

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Pi(e) Day of the Century is upon us! Time to celebrate 3/14/15 in style, surely?

mafoo

Re: I was thinking of saying "Stupid Yanks"

I was going to, but then I thought i better read the comments first to see how many people beat me to it. ;)

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mafoo
Coat

Re: Load of bollocks

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

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Bite my shiny metal Ask: Java for OS X crapware storm brewing

mafoo

Flash

Im pretty sure the last time I installed flash on someone's mac it tried to get me to download McAffe.

So many people blindly click next it's scary.

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Linux clockpocalypse in 2038 is looming and there's no 'serious plan'

mafoo

db

all those databases with timestamps stored as int11

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

mafoo
Coat

Peter Molyneux

This has all the hallmarks of Peter Molyneux, maybe he could start a kickstarter for it.

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Jupiter Ascending – a literally laughable train wreck of a film

mafoo
Mushroom

Vanity Projects

The important question is... Is this worse than Battlefield Earth?

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Turbocharged quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 unleashed, global geekgasm likely

mafoo

Ethernet

Does it still use USB host ethernet controller? If it does I'll stick with my BananaPi. I've been rather impressed by it's performance.

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Man trousers $15,000 domain name for $10.99 amid registry cockup

mafoo

Re: registry trust

I'm guessing the renewal is going to be rather pricey - so they'll probably make the money back on that.

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

mafoo
Meh

Re: I'm free!

""Once a device is upgraded to Windows 10, we'll be keeping it current for the supported lifetime for the device.""

So... does that mean that windows is locked to my hardware profile? and every time I upgrade a component after 12 months I will have to re-purchase it? Or the serial number I used to procure the Win10 update is consumed and locked to that device unable to use it again?

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Intel offers big bucks for black women

mafoo
FAIL

Discrimination

Discrimination is discrimination.

If you fill a job role because of a persons sex or race then thats sexist/racist.

I also think its insulting to the person hired as they will constantly be the shadow hanging over them that they might not be most qualified person for the job.

Encouraging people at the educational stage to join your industry is only genuine way to increase diversity in the workplace.

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Want to have your server pwned? Easy: Run PHP

mafoo

RHEL

"What do you mean you want the latest release of that version of PHP?"

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Key to Windows mobe app sales? Er, LOW MEMORY, of course

mafoo
FAIL

Fragmentation

So at the same time as trying to unify their API and binaries into one executable for all platforms - they are encouraging developers to make different versions of their apps for different hardware profiles.

Words cannot...

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

mafoo
Unhappy

So much useless white space

Tiny font with masses of whitespace. <sadface>

Overly massive lead article photo so i have to scroll a whole page to see any of the articles. <sadface>

The old site had tones of information easily digestible in a small space. Thats the main reason i kept coming back to the reg. With the new layout its a chore to read.

You've tried to have style over substance and have ended up with neither.

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Google+ to offer 'infinite' gender identity options

mafoo
Coat

Re: ?

Tumbler user.

I'll get my coat, and go check my privilege.

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Wheels fall off bid to sue Apple over iTunes anti-piracy shenanigans

mafoo
Joke

Oh the humanity

Think of the poor lawyers!

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Tough Banana Pi: a Raspberry Pi for colour-blind diehards

mafoo

Re: Benchmarks?

I orderd one last week as a low power l2tpd server and ill probably chuck arch Linux on it and have it dlna or daap server while I'm at it.

the raspberry pi's sub host is such a limiting feature of the platform.

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Blizzard shows off Overwatch – yet another guardians of Earth FPS

mafoo
Facepalm

accent

Oh god, that accent! THAT ACCENT!!

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Clara goes to the dark side, with dark secrets revealed in Dark Water

mafoo
Headmaster

well...

The master didn't regenerate - but his wife was seen taking his ring, so his essence could have just possessed his wife (or someone else) as it has possessed other people in the past.

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Reg hacks see the woods or the trees In the Forest of the Night

mafoo
Unhappy

Behind the sofa

I was behind the sofa, cringing at the awfulness of the ensemble of kids.

I know it's family entertainment, but its not Sarah Jane Adventures.

The whole setting around a school this season is just causing so many dire, annoying, child based plot points.

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SPECIAL iPHONE TROUSERS will ease Apple into the fashion world

mafoo
Angel

levis

I acutaly have a pair of levis cargo shorts and they have pockets inside the leg and hip pockets just the right size for an iPhone 6 / Galaxy S5 to be held snugly in a vertical position.

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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

mafoo
Trollface

Skinny Jeans

Finally the perfect confluence for my hatred of skinny jeans and hipsters.

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'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*

mafoo
Mushroom

Removal

Instead of just removing theses (alleged) photos of Kim whatshername from the internet, could we kindly remove all reference to her - and never mention her ever again.

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Facebook's Oculus unveils 360-degree VR head tracking Crescent Bay prototype

mafoo
Meh

headphones

I really hope those headphones are removable.

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Buying memory in an iPhone 6: Like wiping your bottom with dollar bills

mafoo
Joke

Bargin!

I remember paying £14 for a 100Mb zip disk.

The iPhones are a bargain!

PS: if you think the iPhones space is at a premium, look at the retina iPad mini. £80 for an extra 16Gb

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Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK

mafoo

From china

Its worth noting a well, that because local stocks in the uk are already allocated (probably all to shops), the "dispatch date" will be the date the pallet with your iPhone on it leaves china. So it can take over 7 days to get here. QQ

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Slough isn't fit for humans now, says Amazon. We're going to Shoreditch

mafoo
Mushroom

Which is worse?

Slough / Shoreditch

I honestly don't know which is a worse place.

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Look! Look at me! We do wearables, mobile stuff too! says Intel today

mafoo

skylake /me stroked chin

Given their inability to stick to their release schedule for the last 3 years, I'm taking everything they are saying with a small mountain of salt.

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Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

mafoo
Joke

Parody Exemption

Parody exemption is the way to go!

All footballs replaced with roonie's head!

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Twitch rich as Google flicks $1bn hitch switch, claims snitch

mafoo
FAIL

humm

The internet is going to be angry.

Can't wait for people to have their twitch streams taken down by automated copyright infringement bots -_-

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Will Microsoft devices sit happily on a single platform?

mafoo
Meh

Fat Binaries

I really hope they don't push fat binaries - then again this is Microsoft, so vivre Le Bloat!

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Overclocking to 5GHz? We put Intel Devil’s Canyon CPU to the test

mafoo

sigh

I wish they would stop keep pushing back their roadmap.

This is a patch on the haswell chips that fixes their heat dissipation issues.

We were meant to have broadwell by now <saface>

Im still waiting for Skylake before i upgrade my sandy bridge...

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#YO_NO! Messaging app 'Yo' gets hit by hackers

mafoo
Joke

one word..

fail

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Salesforce slings software for … sigh … wearables

mafoo

Oh god no

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YOSEMITE GLAM: Apple unveils gussied up OS X

mafoo
Joke

i can die happy

screw everything else, I CAN FINALLY HAVE A BLACK MENU BAR!

{weeps tears of joy}

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Google staggers toward BEEELLION-dollar Twitch gobble - report

mafoo

Because videos of games on youtube worked so well

[ Sorry, the content has been blocked due to copyright infringement ]

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FTC: OK Facebook, swallow WhatsApp – but NO selling people's data without permission

mafoo
Unhappy

/sigh

Of course the FTC has no power to stop Facebook requiring users to accept an updated terms of service (that allow them to resell data) in order to continue to use the app.

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Facebook swallows Oculus VR goggle-geeks. Did that really happen?

mafoo

Re: Oh cock

Farmville... in 3D

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mafoo

NOooooOOoooo

Facebook! WHY! MUST! YOU! DESTROY! EVERYTHING! WE! LOVE!

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New WebCL toolkit hooks browser apps into GPUs – and that's not good news for Apple

mafoo
FAIL

Silly headline

Remember how everyone said HTML5 was going to destroy the appstore?

Website require the app is downloaded every time you want to run it, mobile apps are stored on the device. That is the major advantage.

Thats why about 30% of the popular non-game apps on the appstore are just JS/HTML in a app wrapper a-la phonegap.

This will just mean that phonegap apps can have pretty graphics - not that browser apps will suddenly decimate mobile apps - although some nefarious websites might try and harness your GPU for a giant bitcoin mining grid :P

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Psssst. Don't tell the Bride, but BBC Three is about to be jilted

mafoo

You troll, you

Russell Howard good news? That alone justifies the channel :P

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German freemail firms defend AdBlock-nobbling campaign

mafoo

/sigh

Its so much easier to just put up a message, like ITV has, saying "We need advertising revenue. Please dissable adblock to continue to use this page."

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Beta tasting: The Elder Scrolls Online preview

mafoo

Terrible combat

My experience from playing the first 12 levels of the game was the the combat (meele at least) was atrocious.

I found it to be a rehash of tired MMO idoms with dull questing and sub standard fighting. A massive dissapointment after being exposed to the refreshing take GuildWars 2 brought to the format.

I've heard that the endgame is meant to be a lot better - but I CBA to grind to the end and I'd rather save my monthly fee for steam sales.

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