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Chromecast video on UK, Euro TVs hertz so badly it makes us judder – but Google 'won't fix'

tirk
Coat

Re: Apple TV

Yes but you do have the annoying problem of random down votes.

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Post-Microsoft, post-PC programming: The portable REVOLUTION

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FAIL

Re: What tosh

"Apple laptops had replaced Windows laptops"

Nicely edited to change the meaning of the sentence. However as a platform for code development (which was what the author was saying) the ratio is different. I certainly see many Macbooks being used by coders at my clients, even those that are exclusively Microsoft based.

FWIW, I still use Windows as my OS on desktop and laptop to develop and manage my Windows code, but I have got phone & tablet set up with RDP as a fallback.

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That dreaded syncing feeling: Will Microsoft EVER fix OneDrive?

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RE " Do you NEED 1TB?"

Here we go. "I don't need it, so there can be no valid use for it".

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The Nokia ENIGMA THING and its SECRET, TERRIBLE purpose

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Coat

A fire extinguisher?

For the burning platform.

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Trolls pop malformed heads above bridge to sling abuse at Tim Cook

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Re: It makes you despair

"Just imagine the shitstorm if he came out as an atheist."

Hmm.

I thank god from the gift of.... perhaps not.

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Trollface

Re: Dumb Idiots and Sexists....

@BinaryBunglar...

The irony of commenting on someone's mistyping, and then putting:

"Paris, just because."

but forgetting the icon. Priceless!"

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iPad Air 2: Vulture chews on new Apple tablet

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Re: Brighter screen, smaller battery?

With caveat that everyone uses a device in a different way, I'd guess the majority of people use tablets primarily at home and not on the move, compared to phones. So battery life is more of an issue on a phone than a tablet, as the charger is more likely to be handy is the tablet runs out of juice.

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Citrix: Wearables allow conference calls 'while rocking a baby to sleep'

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Unhappy

Re: Not sure about jogging but...

Fitness, and a bit of disregard for personal safety?

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A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers

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Coat

Re: Flying on manual

I didn't see the 'have you purchased your C4?' option on Amazon at the checkout. Am I missing something?

It was replaced by the "have you purchased your Albanian flag?" when I last looked.

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It's a TAB-tastrophe – 83 million fewer units to ship in 2014

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Gimp

Re: 2 years for my Nexus 7...

Perhaps 'shiny shiny' is a reference to the lyrics of the VU's Venus in Furs. In which case 'the naughty step' could be just where the OP wants to be sent??

(Icon for obvious reasons.)

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Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods

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Coat

ROT-13 is strong ...

Especially if applied twice.

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Coughing for 4G, getting 2G... Networks' penny-pinching SECRETS REVEALED

tirk

Re: Population density

Yup. As another example try getting the latest scores from a crowded football ground at half time.

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Wide-ranging UK DATA SHARING moves one step closer

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Coat

Unique combination of names?

Pah, that's nothing!

http://xkcd.com/327/

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Microsoft confirms Surface NOT DEAD YET, next-gen version coming

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Facepalm

...or what it might look like.

A dead horse being flogged? (In the punishment sense, not the way MS might hope for).

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Inflatables in SPAAACE! ISS 'nauts to enjoy bouncy castle spaceship

tirk

Re: PLAY NICE NOW

At least none of them would have a problem with the weight limit.

A mass limit OTOH....

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How much is Microsoft earning from its Android taxes again?

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Unhappy

How long will these 'patents' be valid for?

As long as the megacorps keep paying the governments to extend the law. At least that's how copyright works.

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Apple's iPhone 6 can REVERSE BALDNESS (and cause it, too)

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Coat

Re: Only 9 people have complained to Apple about bent phones (and lived)

The rounded corners on your phone are clearly hyperbol(a)e.

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Feds: Cheeky scammers are impersonating us in criminal capers

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Facepalm

Re: Guilty Conscience

You clearly don't do IT support for elderly relatives.

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Swiss cops BAN MASKS at meeting of rebellious United Nations IP staff

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Sepp Blatter?

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iOS 8 Healthkit gets a bug SO Apple KILLS it. That's real healthcare!

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Trollface

Re: So which IOS gadget got to have a cardiac arrest OS ?

Version 1 of software tends to have bugs... Like v1 of posts "only semi-fir for purpose"?

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Wanna keep your data for 1,000 YEARS? No? Hard luck, HDS wants you to anyway

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Coat

In 3014, future historians open the archive to discover...

Rick Astley?

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Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM

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Coat

Tyson mode?

Pencil and paper. For extra badass, not erasers allowed!

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What could possibly go wrong? Banks could provide ID assurance for Gov.UK – report

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Unhappy

Re: But retail banks are clueless about security

To misquote Douglas Adams, they are so primitive they still think Trusteer is a pretty neat idea.

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CRR-CRRRK, beep, beep: Mars space truck backs out of slippery sand trap

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Coat

Re: rippled?

You are Marianne Faithfull AICM£10

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Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

tirk

Re: Linux maybe, but OSX.. You'd need to be off your tree.

But are you comparing "OSX" or "MacOS OSX" with "Windows" or "Windows 7"? That's before we get to the version number vs service pack level. You may be right, but there's an element of apples and oranges in such a comparison.

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Totes AMAZEBALLS! Side boob, binge-watch and clickbait added to Oxford Dictionary

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Coat

The really ironic addition ...

... in a squillion word dictionary would surely be "TL;DR"

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HP says it will sue former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussein

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Unhappy

Re: Wow

What do HP management care? It's not their money at risk, it's the shareholders after all.

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POW! Apple smites Macbook Air EFI firmware update borkage

tirk

Re: Ah well...

It does say "biting the had that feeds IT" up there on the right. Though I think this is more of a gumming TBH.

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Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s

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Mushroom

Re: As a Galaxy Note User...

The stylus will be Apple's next invention...

Whoever invents the mute button for these pathetic phone wars gets my eternal praise. Honestly, leave it in the playground!

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PROOF the Apple iPhone 6 rumor mill hype-gasm has reached its logical conclusion

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Holmes

What lights up with the notification of an iRumour?

El Reg clickbait department.

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BBM beta comes to Windows Phone

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FAIL

Marriage made in hell

Polished Turd, meet Pig in Lipstick.

Sadly I suspect I know some corporate "IT professionals" who will actually like this!

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Apple 5S still best-selling smartphone 8 months after launch

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I think that a Platform Top 10 would be more interesting.

But are there 10 platforms??

Seriously, we all know Android wins by if you count by volume, and iOS by profit, with everyone else way behind.

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That AMAZING Windows comeback: Wow – 0.5% growth in 2015

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Re: What's to look forward to?

>>Stupid statement. How can people prefer the poor-security, slower and less manageable XP to modern 7/8?

Me for one, since you asked so nicely.

>>What you've written is rubbish.

Did I say nicely? My mistake.

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Redmond is patching Windows 8 but NOT Windows 7, say security bods

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Unhappy

So (assuming this is true) Microsoft will sell you a new copy of Win 7 with security holes they know about, and know (at least in general terms) how to patch, but won't provide a patch? To my unlawyerly eyes that does not seem to be "merchantable quality".

Better call Saul! (No wait, doesn't he work for MS now?)

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Welcome to Heathrow Terminal, er, Samsung Galaxy S5

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Joke

But today is 19 May not 1 April....

"British Airways apologise for the late arrival of that joke."

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Boeing shows off 7-4-heaven SPACEPLANE-for-tourists concept

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Happy

Re: Whaaaat??

Have an upvote you hoopy frood!

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VMware reveals 27-patch Heartbleed fix plan

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running the workarounds you've implemented when you found out you were vulnerable

History suggests that many still don't know, and probably won't realize even when they get the patch (which they will ignore). There are too many underskilled/overworked/alienated to the point of not caring sysadmins out there to ensure that this issue will not be fixed quickly.

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Windows XP is finally DEAD, right? Er, not quite. Here's what to do if you're stuck with it

tirk

Re: "As of now, if a new vulnerability is written"

It's all there in the EULA:

Since when did a contract trump the law? I didn't think you could sign away your consumer rights, let alone wave them away by opening a CD, or clicking on a dialog box.

(However I suspect Microsoft's lawyers are bigger and better paid than "IANAL" me.)

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tirk
Pirate

Bit torrent is your friend.

I'm sure the patches that MS are providing to their corporate paying customers will soon start appearing on TPB!! So nothing to worry about, eh??

(Yes, this is a joke, but I bet something purporting to be these will appear, and I further bet large numbers of numpties will download them too).

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Hotmail-gate: Windows 8 code leaker pleads guilty to theft of trade secrets

tirk

Re: Theft of windows 8 code

"And nothing of value was lost."

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HP exec: 'It's our GOD-GIVEN right' to rule the world of biz fondleslabs

tirk

Re: Leading with Windows tablets again

And HP, like MS, seem to have installed the distortion field the wrong way round too.

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EU delays vote on roaming, open internet after TRANSLATION fail

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Coat

Re: Wha?

"Sangria-drinking donkey-tossers" is the accepted UKIP designation for our Iberian chums I believe.

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Reg HPC man relives 0-day rootkit GROUNDHOG DAY

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Thumb Up

Just shows it could happen to anyone

Thanks for sharing that, I think - I will now spend all weekend thinking about our security & backup procedures ;-)

...For some reason the quotation from Full Metal Jacket comes to mind:

Animal Mother: Better you than me.

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HP 'KNEW' about Autonomy's hardware sales BEFORE the whistle blew: report

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Facepalm

So HP's defense is they didn't know Autonomy were selling HP kit?

I wouldn't be surprised if some of HP's executives didn't know that HP sold HP kit!

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2e2 debt recovery specialist finds... £2,000 in six months

tirk
Unhappy

Re: Administrators fees?

Their fees come out of the "£4.8m ... coughed to secured creditors" AIUI. Insolvency is a nasty business, but some people make money out of it.

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Baby's got the bends: LG's D958 G Flex Android smartie

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Joke

Re: Almost true (@Piro)

These sort of comments always make me think of this.

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Jean Michel Jarre: Je voudrais un MUSIC TAX sur VOTRE MOBE

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Facepalm

The Oxygene of publicity...

JMJ - another struggling musician who's living in poverty due to music piracy.

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Microsoft to RIP THE SHEETS off Windows 9 aka 'Threshold' in April

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Re: Save billions on marketing

Trey Parker as the new CEO perhaps? About the only way they can get any more laughs....

(Note lack of "Joke Alert" icon.)

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Windows Phone app devs, this is for you

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Joke

"....1020 handsets."

A very accurate sales figure there!

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Click here to BEAT OFF David Cameron's web SMUT ban

tirk

Re: 3% is all you need to swing a bunch of marginal seats and win an election....

Yes, if they all vote the same way. Which they won't.

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