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'Blow it up': Plods pop round for chat with Commonwealth Games tweeter

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Re: @ AC (was Expect nothing less (@ JeffyPooh))

El Reg managed to read them somehow...?

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Acer's new Haswell all-flash Chromebooks sip power for less than $200

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Re: Even at that price

Okay, thanks for letting us know.

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'Daddy, can I use the BLACK iPAD?': Life with the Surface Pro 2

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Re: Wrong comparison

If you're going to make a comparison that is remotely like-for-like then I don't think many people would really compare a Windows tablet any Mac OS X laptop. As such I don't see too many Mac owners suddenly deciding to swap out for a Windows tablet regardless of how powerful it is.

On the other hand I can see people swapping a Windows laptop for a fully featured Windows tablet in droves! It just makes sense to have that additional flexibility. The problem with that is it cannibalises Microsoft's own market and that of its partners...

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You like iPads, you like things called 'Air'. You will LOVE this puppy

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Thanks to whoever thumbed me down - very constructive...

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8x's what in the CPU shot - not 8x the previous iPad! And likewise for the 72x in the GPU shot...

I'm confused as to what they are comparing.

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Apple to uncloak new iPads, iMacs at October 15 event?

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A laptop with the guts and screen of an iPad seems so obvious I'm surprised they don't already do it. Especially with all the renewed focus on touch screen computing...

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Ubuntu forums breached, 1.8m passwords pinched

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Re: Wouldn't have happened with Windows 8...

No, it doesn't.

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Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

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FAIL

I don't think he was trying to be funny; posting the comment on a page dedicated to a young woman who died in a car crash, specifically threatened a person. Plus, he didn't LOL or j/k

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F---ed...

So did he actually censor his message, or is that The Reg editing the comment for our own good? Because if it's the former I honestly can't see him shooting up a school...

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Good news: Debian 7 is rock solid. Bad news: It's called Wheezy

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Re: @Eadon (was: Bleeding Edge)

If he expects a result other than the tree falling down, then yes.

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Re: Debian's a nice distro.

Thanks for the status update guys :\

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Ubuntu 13.04: No privacy controls as promised, but hey - photo search!

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Re: What does LTS mean, anyway?

I don't get your comment - last LTS was 12.04, I think the next one will be 14.04...

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Review: Disgo 8400G 7.9in Android tablet

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Meh

Re: for not much more...

Got a Nexus 7 3G - and a Three SIM for £7.50 a month... no extra devices to carry around and keep charged, just always connected. Job done.

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Remember Streetmap? It's suing Google in a UK court

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FAIL

Satnav...

I'm sure there are many factors that have resulted in StreetMap becoming less popular; its appalling interface, Sat-Nav becoming affordable, more eager mapping companies and mobile.

For instance, is there a StreetMap app? Because I can't find one on Google Play...

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Voyager goes off a (helio) cliff

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Happy

Re: 18 billion km thats like saying

I don't think NASA has the supercomputer capabilities to measure such a large distance with such a small unit.

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GoPro accused of using DMCA to take down product review

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Big Brother

Re: Sue their asses off

This comment might have held some weight if you hadn't posted Anon...

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Here's the $4.99 utility that might just have saved Windows 8

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Re: Gets my vote..

I bought it thinking it surely can't be that bad.

I was wrong, but just like you I am now part of any statistical success Microsoft tries to spin around Win8.

What annoys me most actually (most, among many other things) is that - having added my Music library to Windows Media Player, I thought I would be able to use the Music App as a replacement of sorts for the missing Media Center... but the Music app can't see my library still :\

I like IE10 though - as a second browser - on my one Windows machine.

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Ubuntu 13.04 beta touts search privacy - before it hooks in eBay, IMDb etc

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Happy

Cya!

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Surface RT now on sale in 13 more European markets

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FAIL

Re: Surface != Surface

Especially where Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro do run the same apps & applications on the desktop.

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Review: HP Spectre XT TouchSmart

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Linux

Re: Why do I feel so alienated by the PC manufacturers

Oh, maybe HP wasn't thinking of you specifically when they botched this together in the shed?

You know, you might find it easier to comment on a laptop that is the right size, budget, screen format, screen material, power & OS rather than bothering to comment on laptops that don't suit your needs in any way shape or form.

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It's JUST possible, but Apple MIGHT not make an iWatch in 2013

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If it just connects to your existing phone why the need for a SIM?

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VCDX: The elite certification just 105 people hold

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XKCD

Oops, thought that said XKCD...

...wondered why the article wasn't funny :)

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John Lewis agrees to flog Microsoft's Surface RT tablets

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Unhappy

Re: astroturf.

"Demand for Windows 8 computers has been phenomenal..."

I don't doubt that demand for Windows PCs has been phenomenal, it pretty much always is this time of year - but I reckon the disappointment when they start using them will be just as high.

(Quickly realised why the 'upgrade' from Windows 7 was only £49)

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Carphone Warehouse lauds Nexus 7 while eagerly eying iPad Mini

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Devil

Re: Buddy, can you spare me a price point?

Only stooopid ones.

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HTC One X Android smartphone

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Re: Just remember this

I think the point was that a £700 laptop shouldn't have a 1366x720 screen - whereas you would expect that or similar for a £300 laptop?

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Sony outs Xperia Ion

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FAIL

I suspect it suffers from a lack of Ice Cream Sandwich; given the capacitive button...

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Amazon rethinks Kindle Fire 2 screen size

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Flame

With so many 10inch tablets already available, I can see why they might be backtracking.

I run the Kindle app on my 7inch Tab and can't fault it. Probably the reason why ebook readers are generally a similar size?

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Assange loses High Court appeal against extradition to Sweden

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Gimp

Entirely consensual? Sounds good ;-)

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Billion dollar telescope snaps galactic head-on

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Mushroom

To think, there might have been intelligent life somewhere in that mess...

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Royal rugby star bar snog CCTV upload - bouncer in court

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I dunno, are the New Zealand courts overloaded?

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DARPA drops another HTV-2

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Mushroom

Oh...

Good they sent it after the London riots, or else *some* might think that was what cause all them fires...

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HP Envy 17 3D Core i7 laptop

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Linux

Noise...

What he said, plus mine screams - not fan noise but white noise.

As for disk performance, I stuck an SSD in mine, so it's actually been incredibly fast at I/O

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Linux

It's not plastic...

It's not plastic...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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WTF?

Thanks...

Thanks for the review of the manual and the Samsung web site - I'll keep an eye out for the device review at a later date shall I?

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Microsoft man saves drowning woman

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Black Helicopters

iPod users...

I'm surprised iPod users actually hear any of their tunes, most of the sound seems to leak out :)

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Apple Flash buying clout will give it the ultrabook edge

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Happy

What?

So when Apple give you a license that can be used on multiple machines it's generosity, when MS give you a license that can be used on multiple machines it's desperation?

Also, Apple seems to constantly be bringing out OS updates, it barely seems a year since the last £30 upgrade to Snow Leopard! At least MS service packs are free :)

Anyway, what do I care, I've got a Ubuntu desktop with snazzy graphics... :P

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1984

...will be just like 1984 :)

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Phone-hack backlash BBC in embarrassing headline gaffes

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IT Angle

Slow tech day...?

Really, El Reg is reporting on grammar errors? Must be a slow day in the office.

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Everything Everywhere boss jacks it in

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Coat

Surely...

If Everything Everywhere is everything everywhere, then surely there is nothing else, anywhere?

Err, hold the door open will ya ;)

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OpenOffice.org site goes offline, Oracle declines to comment

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Linux

5 years...

Ubuntu Server LTS has support for 5 years - taking 10.04 support out to 2015:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS

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Sony Vaio VPCF21Z1E 16in laptop

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Title?

By that comment, do you actually mean that you dont want or need this laptop?

I would think that if someone out there wants an overpriced gimmicky laptop, then Sony has that base covered. And while they cover that base, you can get a different laptop.

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MicroSkype: Andreessen settles accounts with Ballmer

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Happy

Wha?

I think it is more likely they'll just put a button on there linking to Bing.

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Can Bing ride IE and WinPho to Google triumph?

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Stop

Title goes here...

I see where you're going with that - but I can't see the same interface for a web site working on a 24 inch screen on the desktop and a 3-4 inch screen in your hand...

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Prepping the great Windows 7 migration

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Go

Oh dear...

I see - yes, they are all very specialist pursuits, I didn't even Autoroute still existed what with Bing maps, Google maps and all the integration with modern smartphones etc.

As for Wine, I agree (about running it as an emulator, not the red stuff) better to have native apps - so if you can't find them then I guess you are stuck in the old world.

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Feeling heat from Macs, Microsoft sells PCs sans crapware

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Something I can agree on...

Something I can certainly agree on, though I doubt there'd be much difference?

All I know is it is like breathing fresh country air once usplash disappears and I log into a nice clean Ubuntu environment; ready for me to clunk up with proper productivity applications :)

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Pardon...?

No, I am saying it isn't Microsoft's fault that your new Dell or HP has a ton of free or trialware on. I can't imagine Microsoft cares what HP, Dell etc do after they've agreed to ship PCs with Windows on.

As long as they *have* Windows on.

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Psst...

You know Macs have contextual menu's too, don't you? ;)

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WTF?

Oh right...

Journalism, yes I heard of that. That is generally where a view-point is given and relevant facts are laid out in a concise and well written manner to back up that view.

If it's good journalism then sources are cited to enable readers to continue reading about various aspects that can't be included in detail in the original article; like listing what manufacturers are being sold from the Microsoft store in an article about Microsoft operating systems without crapware.

Now please, don't become a journalist.

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FAIL

What?

Because you think it's Microsoft putting all that freeware and trial software on your new computer?

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Badgers

If you're a gamer...?

Seriously, I think some gamers are living in the cloud. PC gaming is a niche*, and the Mac has been pushing steadfastly into that niche in recent years. With Steam's release on Mac last year that situation took an huge step forward (even if not all the games came with it).

As for the last 15 years; Apple was pretty much on it's knees 15 years ago yet today it dominates many of the markets MS has been targeting for what seems like forever; mobiles, music, tablets, mobile computing. And it's doing it with pricey hardware that should by all means make entry to market more difficult for them.

* I'm a a PC gamer and I recognise that the field we're playing on is changing (Been into GAME recently?). But I also recognise that my niche is being threatened by consoles far more than Macs. Ironically, MS's own console...

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