* Posts by tirk

277 posts • joined 24 Nov 2009

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EU delays vote on roaming, open internet after TRANSLATION fail

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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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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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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

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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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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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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

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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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It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources

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Re: Too little, too late?

Frankly if they even charged a modest fee for support of XP until 2015 many people would be happy to pay.

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Microsoft Surface slabs borked by heat-induced DIM SCREEN OF DEATH

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Re: Microsofties at their *best*

IBM in the 60s used to call them "unexpected features" IIRC.

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PANIC OVER DROOPING house prices hits MEMBER-shaped estate

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"Prince Albert"

That's got a ring to it!

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Reg hack fondles a sexy Pro: An Apple MacBook 13in with Retina display

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Re: Well, that has never been said before

Freudian slip - I read that as "niffy".

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Google, Microsoft to drop child sex abuse from basic web search

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Joke

"Why don't they just disconnect the data cables to the dark internet?"

"It's wireless!"

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Whovians, your Doctor needs you: Take back the Day from One Direction

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Trollface

Bronies

Can we the MLP saddos involved in a three way fight? If so, the popcorn industry would benefit!

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Microsoft fears XP could cause Indian BANKOCALYPSE

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Unhappy

"...multi-trillion dollar liabilities at the hands of the Indian government"?

If it's anything like the action taken against Union Carbide after the Bhopal disaster, MS won't be worried in the slightest.

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The TRUTH behind Microsoft Azure's global cloud mega-cock-up

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Unhappy

"...infrastructure that scales"

...the bugs scale too, apparently.

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Digital radio may replace FM altogether - even though nobody wants it

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Re: 30% seems high to me

FWIW I have 5 DAB radios at home (mostly rechargeable, which gets round much of the battery issues) and one in the car (a second-hand Focus, to preempt the conclusion-jumping). Admittedly I do live in a very good signal area, but overall I wouldn't want to go back to FM.

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A steam punk VDU ?

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Minecraft

Has various examples of this, for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0e9fZ0242Y

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Microsoft: Everyone stop running so the fat kid Win RT can catch up

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Re: Success???

@JDX "Where do you get that number from, did you just make it up to look cool?"

Latest number in Wikipedia, since you asked so nicely.

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tirk

Success???

3 years after going on sale a share of about 3% is a pretty poor success in my book.

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Give us a break: Next Android version to be called 'KitKat'

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Re: Hershey's chocolate

"or 5.1 Snickers-but-when-I-was-young-it-was-called-Marathon"

If you really want an "S" that gets the old fart brigade going, how about "Spangels"?

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BALLMER TO RETIRE FROM MICROSOFT

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Unhappy

"Maybe the new guy will start listening to the customer..."

Don't hold your breath. Ballmer has surrounded himself with yes--men and they will decide (in most part) who his successor is. The best days of Microsoft are behind them.

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Asus boss flushes down tabs, says 'Windows RT has not been successful'

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Fondleslab

You get downvoted for mentioning Radio 4 now?? The R2 fanbois are out in force I see ;-)

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Smashing your phone? There's an app stupid game for that

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Re: Surely...

Upvoted for the last line!

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Microsoft cuts Surface Pro price by $100

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Re: PC World...

...where they can add beans for extra security!

http://www.weebls-stuff.com/wab/upgrade-pt2/

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So, who here LURVES Windows Phone? Put your hands up, Brits

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Bloatware (@spiny norman)

One of the advantages Apple have in being the monopoly hardware supplier is no bloatware and hence consistency. I often think this is underrated as one of the factors that make their users loyal.

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Apple's shock treatment: An authentic charger-spotting guide

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Re: Spotting a clone

Or buy a *decent* smaller USB charger, like this - https://www.themu.co.uk/

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Beijing fanboi in coma after iPhone 4 shock treatment

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Re: Hmmm

At least one case seems to be down to a fake charger:

http://tinyurl.com/nb72tpf

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Microsoft admits it's '18 months behind' with Windows 8 slabs

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"The iPad will be marginalised..."

"...by Android devices. Meanwhile, Win8 devices are hoping to compete with Blackberry tablets."

Or is making hilarious claims the only way MS can think of to get publicity these days?

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The irresistible rise of the corporate app

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Re: It's a fashion statement

HTML5 may provide convergence between the app and the web site you refer to.

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US Navy coughs $34.5m for hyper-kill railgun that DOESN'T self-destruct

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Mushroom

The new "Nintendo Effect"....

Admirals wanting the weapons they played with on their games consoles. I guess it's one way to use up the bloated budget.

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What's the difference between GEEKS and NERDS?

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Mushroom

Re: Rather than consult one expert,

A classic "truthiness" post (sounds clever, but is just plain wrong). The question is one of the use of two words, particularly in popular culture, so the "experts" are indeed, the masses, statistically analysed as here. IMO.

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Review: HP Slate 7 Android tablet

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Unhappy

Re: I see more and more tourists around London capturing the sights with tablets

You "accidentally walk into them" and complain that they are inconsiderate?? Pot/kettle mate.

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Prosecutor on Private Manning's Wiki-leaks: 'Arrogance meets access'

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Re: Downvotes

@Ole Juul - if so, your comment should get as many, if nor more, downvotes I think.

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Microsoft opens kimono on Server 2012 R2 at steamy Orleans bash

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Coat

I wonder if Eadon realises that his predictable mentalist ramblings are probably having the opposite effect in terms of promoting Linux, rather like the creepy fanatics who stop you in the street promoting their religious views.

So you're saying Eadon is some king of "hooker for Linux"?

Eww!

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PC market facing worst-ever slump in 2013

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Re: Windows 8 not helping

Funnily though a lot of people who say their friends or parents didnt like it never actually took the time to let the people try it they just told them it was bad and moved on.

So it's not Microsoft's fault, it's down to their customers not trying hard enough??

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Happy 23rd birthday, Windows 3.0

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Re: "popular app Notepad"

It was popular because all we had was edlin before that, if for no other reason.

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Android device? Ooohhhh, you mean a Samsung phone

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IT Angle

Where's the IT angle...

...in a phone only "used for TALKING to people"?

Bet I'm an older fart than you too! ;-)

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Full metal jacket: Nokia launches new Lumia 925

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Facepalm

Phone OS wars is now even more stupid than OS wars ever was. Up and down-votes for any sort of opinion (regardless of any argument) are the Pavlovian response of the adherents of each camp.

Still, it goes a long way to paying for this site!

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Penguins in spa-a-a-ce! ISS dumps Windows for Linux on laptops

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Re: ISS has over 140 laptops on board, around 80 of which are working at any one time,

No, that's your tax-dollars at work!

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NEW ITV Player app IS HERE ... for Samsung fandroids only. Ha ha

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Megaphone

Re: ITV?

TISWAS. Was the dog's danglies.

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What work? Tablet owners prefer to slack off with their slabs

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Re: Agreed

@mmeier - plus the kids won't want to use a Win8 slab anyway!

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Apple fanbois' accidental bonking ruled too obvious by watchdog

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Re: Call me paranoid

And there was me thinking this was too obvious clickbait to generate much from the fan_whatevers.

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Microsoft CFO quits as quarterly results fail to sparkle

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@ Vimes

"They also seem to have got stuck in telling us what we want rather than simply listen to what we're telling them. "

The Adam Orth Twitter debacle is more evidence of this. Ballmer's arrogance has infected a generation of management at MS.

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Move over, Mythbusters: Was Archimedes an ancient STEVE JOBS?

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Re: No Steve Jobs

I bet Marcellus would disagree.

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tirk
Paris Hilton

...and a non industry standard connector.

The big innovation of the the Lightning connector is that it fits either way round. For some reason I was moved to share that.

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StreetView spots possible roadside nookie down under

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Re: Dogging Down Under

Oi! Welsh <> British!!

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Scottish SF master Iain M Banks reveals he has less than a year to live

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Unhappy

Thank you IMB

You have made the last 20 years brighter, and will continue to do so for many years to come.

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