* Posts by tirk

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BYOD: A bigger headache for IT bosses than Windows Metro?

tirk
WTF?

King Canute

A lot of the comments above strike me as the IT equivalent of King Canute - we don't like it so you can't have it. Well, if (and that is not yet certain) it makes economic sense for the business, then it's likely to happen, whether or not IT want it. There will be plenty of external consultancy firms telling the directors that they can do it, even if your "backwards IT guys" can't.

IT should be about finding how we can successfully, securely and efficiently embrace new ideas and technologies, not protect they way we do things now.

The tide comes in on it's own schedule, not ours.

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Phone with Facebook hardware button lobbed out by Nokia

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Flame

Re: Aaaaagh!

Quite. Another lazy "pink it, shrink it" insult to half the planet. :-(

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Gangnam Style beats Bieber Baby, becomes biggest timewaste EVER

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Coat

Biggest timewaste ever?

I thought that was posting here? Oh, hang on...

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London Underground platform Wi-Fi set to cost £2 daily for many

tirk

I find it most useful for collecting and sending email from the train, which it can do in the few seconds the train in passing through a wifi connected station, rather than for browsing, which as you say, you don't really have time for.

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Autonomy to HP: bollocks

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Flame

Re: HP = twats

HP to SEC. " We screwed up, and lost a bundle of cash from the US economy. However, we have these convenient British scapegoats - can you get the money back for us please? You can always extradite the former management and owners if that helps.

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HP: AUTONOMY 'misrepresented' its value by $5 BILLION, calls in SEC

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Black Helicopters

Re: Some of HP's accusations.

Alternatively, isn't it possible that HP, having realized they paid *way* over the odds for Autonomy (as was widely commented at the time) are now looking for a convenient scapegoat? A foreign scapegoat at that.

Either way, HP management don't come out of this well.

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Android-loving suits boot BlackBerrys into 3rd place in the office

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Facepalm

Re: BYOD Policy

Easiest way to get a P45 too.

Like it or not, BYOD is not going away, and IT departments need to realize that. I remember the same attitudes to PC's from mainframe-loving IT departments in the 80's & 90's - we should be embracing new technologies, and new ways of using technology, not just saying "no".

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Skyfall makers 3D printed Bond's DB5

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Coat

re: Decimation

Hang on - the article clearly says "replicas" plural, so perhaps they made enough so every tenth one was destroyed? Which of course would be more accurately "decimation" than destroying a tenth of a single...

OK, I'll get my coat.

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What happened to comics for kids? Hell, what happened to COMICS?

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Happy

Re: Four words

Halo Jones was and is indeed brilliant.

Can I add Warren Ellis - Transmetropolitan? Or indeed Ministry of Space, for the Dan Dare retro feel?

Like all art, there ARE good ones out there if you look hard enough.

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Sinofsky OFFSKI: Is Windows 9 now codenamed 'Defenestrate'?

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Coat

Re: Win 8 / Metro GUI - is it a joke?

Ah, sort of like the plot of "The Producers"? If so, Ballmer's lucky - I can't see Win8 being anywhere near as liked as "Springtime for Hitler: A Gay Romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden".

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Peak Apple: Forstall was 'closest thing to Jobs they had left'

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Unhappy

Trollfest 1: Real news 0

Welcome to El Reg.

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Apple rejects NAKED HIPPIE ebook, despite apple coverup

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Childcatcher

If my kids are anything to go by...

...it's probably the pubic hair rather than the nudity they objected to. Seems to disgust anyone under 40 - weird!

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Windows Phone 8 will be 'less than explosive' - HP bigwig

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Joke

Odd...

Epic train-crashes normally tend to be explosive!

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Apple iPad Mini 8in tablet review

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Unhappy

" the review is clearly intended to be provocative to help page clicks..."

Well it worked then, the Fandroids are out in force, which means the other lot will be along in a minute.

Neither side waiting to read the article of course.

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Bond fans: Test your 007 trivia, now!

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Angel

25/50

Surely can't be the best score?

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iPad Mini's quite a handful

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Facepalm

Re: Anyway

Must be half term.

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tirk
Facepalm

"How drole. A4 sized manuals on A4 sized devices are too big."

It's the thickness of the manuals of course (he said, struggling to avoid the obvious comparison with AC!)

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Nokia primes Lumias for Windows Phone 8 push

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Re: Meh - 2010 specs - no thanks.

To be fair the Palm Pre had wireless charging in 2009.

(Though I've never seen how hard it is to plug a cable in, TBH)

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Dr No, Thunderball, Casino Royale? Vote now for the best Bond film

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Happy

Re: Do you expect me to talk?

Oblig. XKCD link - http://xkcd.com/123/

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Apple CEO: Microsoft Surface 'compromised, confusing'

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Joke

@g e

"So, he's stating he's confused by a device he's never laid hands on."

You'd never find anyone on el reg commenting on a product they'd never used, now would you?

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Gates: Microsoft will merge Phone and Windows platforms

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Windows

A bit sad to drag him out TBH

...to try and shift this snake oil.

Gates changed the IT industry. The only way Balmer is doing that is by driving MS nearer to bankruptcy.

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I just LOVE Server 2012, but count me out on Windows 8 for now

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Unhappy

@Sir Wiggum

"Hybrid PC/Tablets" are fine, but I think the problem is that Win 8 needs to be hybrid too. At the moment it seems like a phone/tablet OS with a few grudging afterthoughts to keyboard/mouse use.

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Why James Bond's Aston Martin Top Trumps the rest

tirk
Headmaster

Re: for an affordable 'Bond' car

"Mainly because Saab's are horrible."

I've only owned on (a 9000 Carlsson) but that was a lovely car. Unlike your apostrophe ;-)

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Education Secretary Gove: Tim Berners-Lee 'created the INTERNET'

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Coat

Next thing you'll be saying my monitor is not the computer!

No, the tape drives are (he said, showing his age).

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Microsoft Surface priced up for Blighty

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Joke

Re: Magnetic power supply...

Perhaps MS are setting up Apple's lawyers to be the excuse for not selling any??

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MYSTERIOUS GREEN GLOW seen on iPhone 5s

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FAIL

@RobE

I don't know which is sadder, this comment (the only objectively sustainable claim is the "inflated prices" one), or the fact that it has a net thumbs up vote. So much for reasoned argument.

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Sites can slurp browser history right out of Firefox 16

tirk
Headmaster

NUMBER of people!

Didn't they teach you anything at troll school??

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Amazon UK leaks Windows 8 retail box, TV ads

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FAIL

Express, Connect, Create, Play...

But will it Work, or even Sell?

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'It's not a post-PC world: Just a post Windows one, maybe'

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Unhappy

I'd love it to be true, but....

There are far too many people in corporate IT departments who know nothing but Windows, and what MS tell them. Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM^w Microsoft.

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Steve Jobs is STILL DEAD

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Windows

Gosh Windows fanbois are bitter.

That would make Android fanbois alcopops then?

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Apple admits iCloud 'unacceptable', vows to not go titsup again

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Unhappy

Re: no sympathy here

In principle I agree, but it's ironic that my paid for email service (take a bow, Gradwell!) managed a similar if not longer outage last month, so "not free" if not necessarily any better.

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Office to propel Windows tablets past Android in 2015

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Coat

WitsView?

Well, they're half way there...

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iPhone 5 adaptors goldrush begins

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Facepalm

Re: iPhone 5 adaptors goldrush begins

Quite right too!

Have an upvote & please accept my apologies!

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tirk
Facepalm

iPhone 5 adaptors goldrush begins

And The Register makes it's cut out of all of us drones commenting on how we hate/love/don't care about Apple, of course.

Carry on!

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Final Office 2013 for ARM may not ship until January

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Facepalm

Re: The new Office doesn't ship?

Touch screen devices are all about data consumption, not data creation, so why would you want to start a new document?

You didn't believe all that hype from MS anout Win8 being useful (useable?) in the enterprise now did you??

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Who's afraid of Windows 8? Trio leads Microsoft migration pack

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Coat

Thus by your own admition you are afraid of change.

You are Joseph Heller and I claim my £5

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Apple iPhone 5 hands-on review

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Joke

Re: its rubbish

But what would Samsung owners talk about if it wasn't for the iPhone??

(Can someone wake me up when the smartphone jihad is over!)

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There is life after the death of Microsoft’s Windows 8 Start button

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Unhappy

Re: Waste of my time

"I'm sure you said the same when you changed from Wordperfect in DOS to Word in Windows."

But if you had to use Word for Windows without a mouse, would it be an upgrade over WP?

On a tablet, the (ugly, to my eye) Metro UI may make sense, but like many oythers here I use a keyboard and dual monitors for most of my work and I can see precious little advantage in moving to touch-sensitive monitors. Can't see any point, don't like being pressured.

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Amazon unveils new hi-def Kindle iPad-killers

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Coat

You're safe - there's plenty of prior art for THAT joke!

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Google's stats show few Android tablets in use

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Coat

Sorry, what is USP?

I suspect it's a USB port, but one of the pins is bent.

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Apple hoards LTE patents to deflect Samsung attack

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Unhappy

Re: Software Patents = Retardedness in the Extreme

How prophetic was this headline then? http://adr9.home.comcast.net/~adr9/MG/Pic/MP1f4.jpg

(Disclaimer - I used to work for Applied Data Research, and still think time limited patents, held by the inventors of genuinely new and significant techniques are reasonable, especially where FRAND applies.)

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Now Apple wants Samsung S III, Galaxy Notes off the shelves too

tirk
WTF?

"Since the Iphone platform has never been the number one platform..."

Indeed, that's why I didn't write "platform".

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WTF?

Re: @tirk RE:".......there are laws against that?"

By no means an Apple fanboi (thanks for the insult), just pointing out that Samsung *also* did something wrong. Nice to see all those knees jerking whenever Apple is mentioned!

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tirk
Mushroom

Equally...

"Can't compete? Try copying the market-leading product."

What do you mean, there are laws against that?

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Windows Phone 8: Microsoft quite literally can't lose

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Coat

Re: why would windows phone 8 succeed?

"Nothing has changed since the abysmal failure of windows phone 7."

Except now people are begining to see the same interface on their Win 8 desktops and notebooks...

So what's worse than "abysmal failure"??

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It's Lego's 80th birthday party, but only the boys are invited

tirk

Cheap Lego

1. Car boot sale

2. Take bricks apart and tie into pillow case.

3. Wash on gentle in washing machine

Result - Cheap, hygenic Lego for kids.

(Me, I chewed the lead paint off Meccano whan I was a kid!)

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Gartner: UK PC market stayed on its knees in Q2

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Windows

"Windows 8 and Ultrabooks now look even more important."

They're doomed then.

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Doctor Who gets one-off special to mark Time Lord's 50th year on telly

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Unhappy

Suddenly I feel so old.

I remember the first transmission.

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‘Printed boat’ places second in novelty race

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Coat

Re: How many students did they kill in the process?

No students, but many Bothans....

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Apple iOS 6 beta limits number of apps per device

tirk
Headmaster

"This is a crazy amount of apps. "

It may or may not be crazy, but it's definitely a number, not an amount!!

(Kids of today - I bet all the nostalgic humour of Wack-O! would be lost on them, sadly.)

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