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Google's Nexus devices get stealth Android update

Manolo
Mushroom

Re: Nexus 10

NNNNNo, assssssss IIIIII wwaaassssssss exxxxpeccctiiing:

Bluetooth bug not fixed.

Wifi neither.

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Manolo
FAIL

Nexus 10

I am trying to see if the update has arrived for my Nexus 10, but as usual, it will not connect to WiFi.

Would be nice if they'd finally fix that.

That and the bug where a Bluetooth keyboard repeats all characters when WiFi is on.

My most disappointing Nexus device, the N10.

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SCIENCE explains why you LOVE the smell of BACON

Manolo
Pint

Re: > everyone's favorite cured breakfast meat

"Perhaps not in the Arab world."

And don't forget the Jewish world.

Though I have an Israeli acquaintance who keeps kosher, but makes an exception for bacon, because it just tastes so good, God can't have meant for him not to eat it.

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Cheat Win XP DEATH: Little-known tool to save you from the XPocalypse

Manolo

Re: One Question

"Why enable automatic updates if the VM can/will never access the internet?"

Because those updates don' t only fix exploits that can be remotely exploited, but also all other kinds of bugs?

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For Windows guest - KVM or XEN and which distro for host?

Manolo

The other way around?

Since you' ll be using Windows mostly, wouldn't you be better off running Windows with Linux in a VM? Especially the USB bit would get complicated to implement, but easy when running Linux in an VM.

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BOFH: One flew over the PFY's nest

Manolo
Thumb Up

Oh joy!

A day off and a brilliant BOFH! Great Friday!

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Google Nexus 7 2013: Fondledroids, THE 7-inch slab has arrived

Manolo

And how about actually using WiFi and Bluetooth?

"There’s no need to talk too much about the operating system because, being a Nexus-branded device, it runs unadulterated Android"

There is a lot of need to talk about the OS, especially since it is a Nexus device. For instance, does Bluetooth actually work? My Bluetooth keyboard will only work decently if I switch off WiFi. Google for it and you will find hordes of Nexus users struggling with this problem (on Nexi 4, 7 and 10, mine is a 10). And I don't use BT for audio, but apparently that does not work properly either.

Another problem for Nexus users is WiFi dropping. How is that on the new N7?

And since inevitably some dumbass will show up to claim that since his Nexus is working fine, I must be making this up and the problems do not exist:

WiFi : https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=40065

Bluetooth keyboard: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/nexus/ORce7P9V4qU%5B1-25-false%5D

Bluetooth audio: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/nexus/nVjWKiUvvPs

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Chocolate Factory hits the Translate button on Google+

Manolo

It has, or at least it used to have a feedback option, as I flagged the swallow problem almost a year ago. Maybe they removed it, since they were not acting upon it anyway.

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Manolo
Linux

Detours via English

Actually Google Translate should do relatively well on legalese, I read once that his been trained with all the translations of minutes from meetings of the EU (EP, or EC).

That being said, going to or from English usually goes pretty well, but problems arise for instance with going from Dutch to French: English is being used as an intermediate. Take for instance the Dutch word "zwaluw", which means swallow, the noun, not the verb. It comes out in French as "avaler" which is the verb "to swallow". Correct translation should be "hirondelle" and in a straight Dutch - French translation you will get that, but the detour through English messes up the translation.

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Google cursed its own phones with wacked Wi-Fi, say Nexus users

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FAIL

Nexus 10 too

The Nexus 10 already had a known problem losing WiFi connectivity, unfortunately 4.3 did not fix it.

Google "Nexus 10 WiFi" and Google will auto suggest "dropping".

Also my Bluetooth keyboard is next to useless on the Nexus 10 unless I turn WiFi off.

I deeply regret ever having bought the Nexus 10.

My Galaxy Nexus on the other hand functions without issue, both on 4.2 and 4.3.

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Google kicks off Android 4.3 updates for Nexus devices

Manolo
Linux

Re: Nexus 10 wifi fix?

Lucky for you, but it's a known issue:

https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=42341

Or just Google "nexus 10 wifi issues".

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Manolo
FAIL

Nexus 10 wifi fix?

And does this update fix the abysmal wifi performance of the Nexus 10?

(or better: lack of performance, since the connection often drops altogether)

Would be about time...

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Business sues for $750,000 over bad Yelp review

Manolo
Headmaster

Re: injection

The previous poster was pointing out that injection is not a legal term.

It probably should be injunction, but IANAL.

Hell, IANEANES, so what do I know.

(I Am Not Even A Native English Speaker)

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El Reg Movember lads sprout mighty Unix beards for cancer charity

Manolo
Big Brother

Facial hair is for animals

That being said, don't think I don't support "The Cause". Having lost my mother to cancer only a few years ago I have since donated hundreds of Euro's to cancer research, but not by sporting facial hair.

Check out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpe_d%27HuZes

My hero brother climbed it four times last summer, second year he participated.

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Fanbois: The Next Generation. YOUR CHILDREN belong to Apple now

Manolo
Holmes

Ipad as generic name for tablet

I would guess most under twelves don't know the difference between a tablet and an Ipad and just use the word Ipad as a generic term describing all tablets.

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Why do Smart TV UIs suck?

Manolo
Mushroom

Philips

We have a Philips "smart" TV . So smart it sometimes forgets it is already to connected to the network and you have to run the setup again. Horrible UI. The media player on it is terrible as well. I can't wait for my Ouya to arrive so I can use XBMC instead.

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Ten Linux apps you must install

Manolo
Linux

Re: Kate in a bottle

"until the premature abandonment of the KDE 3.x series by distros."

It is safe to go back to KDE now.

Happily running KDE 4.9.3. Stable, usable, versatile, pretty.

And indeed: preferring Kate when I want to do something in the GUI, otherwise vi(m).

I find that for a quick and small change to a file I often use vi, but for larger changes, where a good overview of the syntax is needed, I prefer Kate. Quick scrolling in a file is more comfortable in a GUI than on the command line.

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Manolo
Linux

Re: I've been using Linux since mid-late 1993 (Slackware).

"By the way, what do you do when someone sends you a .doc or even a .docx file?"

manolo@quokka:~$ strings foo.doc

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Skype accused of ratting out user to private security without warrant

Manolo

Re: The suspect hasn't been named

Oh yes, we had a great one like that recently. In a case of probable corruption and bribery, John S, owner of Smith Realty was arrested.

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Manolo
Big Brother

Most likely: yes. Dutch judges tend to be quite strict on these sort of things.

(Except of course when it pertains to tax matters. When the Ministry of Finance acquired a DVD with stolen data from foreign banks with data on Dutch holders of savings accounts abroad all of a sudden this was not considered illegally obtained evidence)

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Manolo
Happy

Re: The suspect hasn't been named

If you check my other post, you can take an educated guess ;-)

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Manolo
FAIL

Welcome to Absurdistan

"Hilarious: sometimes even the police has published photos of criminals on the run with those bars in an APB, because, you know, criminals have a right to privacy too."

http://www.dichtbij.nl/haaglanden-noord/regionaal-nieuws/artikel/1839715/gewapende-overval-op-tankstation-aan-de-zuidweg.aspx

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Manolo
Big Brother

Re: The suspect hasn't been named

"Apparently over there they're only named once found guilty."

And often not even then.

It is not a law, but a voluntary code most media (except some shock-blogs) adhere to.

(It is different of course when a criminal chooses to become a public figure, like Heineken (the person, not bottles of) abductor Willem H ... errr I mean Holleeder)

Instead of full name they will only list first name and first letter of surname: "Adolf H. was arrested on suspicion of genocide". "Adolf H. was convicted for shoplifting".

If photos are published, they will have a black bar over the eyes. Hilarious: sometimes even the police has published photos of criminals on the run with those bars in an APB, because, you know, criminals have a right to privacy too.

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Cockatoo grabs his tool, manages to get hold of boffins' nuts

Manolo
Linux

Video here

download.cell.com/current-biology/mmcs/journals/0960-9822/PIIS0960982212010652.mmc2.mov

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Dry martini, shaken not stirred: Cracking the physics of Bond's martini

Manolo
FAIL

Re: Did you read? [was So much nonsense

Yes, I read it. Low on science, high on speculation.

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Manolo
FAIL

Re: Did you read? [was So much nonsense

And how is this going to influence taste, when taste is mostly the interaction of volatile organic compounds (not being ethanol) with protein receptors embedded in a lipid membrane in the nasal cavities?

What does that have to do with how water is ordered around ethanol in a glass?

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Manolo

Re: So much nonsense

"Enough to taste the difference. You could always TEST it by trying it, rather than deriding it. Any vodka drinker will tell you that it tastes far smoother straight from the freezer. Ice always makes harsh spirits smoother-tasting. "

Read again. Where am I saying there is no difference? I am just disagreeing with the offered explanation for the difference. As a pharmacist, I actually do have knowledge of both (physical) chemistry and physiology.

And assuming I don't drink without even knowing the first thing about it is just preposterous.

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Manolo
FAIL

So much nonsense

" Ice is also vital for one other factor: melting water produces the infusion of unattached H2O that snips open the esters."

What do you think is the other 60% in a drink that is 40% alcohol? Yes, indeed, mostly water. Oh, I see, that water is already "attached", so not available for interaction with esters. Attached to what exactly? This is probably related to the next bit of bullshit:

"there may anyway be perceptible differences between apparently identical alcohol/water solutions, which can nonetheless be different one from another in the way the water arranges itself molecularly around the alcohol"

Scientists that state that probably also believe in homoeopathy. Homoeopathy is also supposedly all about ordering water.

"neat or almost-neat spirits are hard to drink at room temperature and chilling keeps the alcohol cold until it hits your esophagus, where it starts to evaporate, making it easier to drink."

And exactly how much alcohol will evaporate in the half second the drink is in my oesophagus and has not even assumed body temperature yet, coming from a few degrees above zero? And how will that make it easier to drink? Will it start to bubble? Form a froth?

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KDE 'annoys the hell of' Linus Torvalds

Manolo
Linux

Interesting interpretation

Read about Linus' Google+ post on Slashdot, but their conclusion was that Linus actually mostly liked KDE.

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Android games console jumps to Jelly Bean for penultimate test phase

Manolo
Flame

Re: Costs more than $99

Worse still, where I live, the mail man will handle the paying of import duties and VAT for you (without me asking him to do so, or even give consent) and happily slap another fifteen Euros or so(*) on top for providing that service and not even bother to attach a specified invoice.

*: Since there was no specified invoice, I have no way of knowing how much was import duties and how much was their fee. VAT I can work out, as that is a fixed percentage at 21%.

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Google upgrades Gmail interface, now less 'drafty'

Manolo
Headmaster

Re: Too bad you can't have multiple browser windows/tabs

Click compose. To the right of the "To:" field is a little box with an arrow pointing to the upper right.

Click it. A new window opens with your to be composed message in it. All your other gmail goodness is available in the main window for your perusal. This option has been there for ages.

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Steve Jobs' Apple-powered yacht makes belated first trip

Manolo
Joke

Where will it dock?

I hear it needs a proprietary port.

(joke shamelessly stolen from a /. commentard)

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James Bond doesn't do CGI: Inside 007's amazing real-world action

Manolo
Thumb Up

Re: No comprende

Thanks!

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Manolo
WTF?

No comprende

"as central to the Bond legend as the writing through a stick of sticky pink-and-white seaside rock.¨

I am not British, can someone explain what this means?

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Carphone Warehouse outs LG-made Google Nexus 4 smartphone

Manolo
Coat

Not enough?

For mp3, 1 minute of music roughly equates to 1 MB. So 8 GB gives you about 136 hours of music, over five and a half day of listening to music without hearing the same song twice(I wish I could listen to radio without hearing the same song twice in five days! ). If I would ever find the time and energy to rip my entire CD-collection, it would not even fill 8GB, but still I have CD's I haven't played in years.

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Wonder why you live longer than a chimp? Thank your MOTHER IN LAW

Manolo
Childcatcher

Mutation percentage

I know they are just testing whether such an effect could exist, but a 5% chance of mutation is quite high I think. I guess they used a high number to reduce the number of generations the computer simulation would have to run through before the effect(s) became discernible.

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Australian volcano starts to blow

Manolo
Headmaster

Not closer to Africa

In contrast to what the article points out, the website mentions:

"Heard Island is about 4,100 kilometres south west of Perth in Western Australia. The McDonald Islands are about 43 km further west. That puts them in the middle of the vast Southern Ocean, about 1000 kilometres north of the Antarctic continent and still about 4,700 kilometres from South Africa to the north west."

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EC: Microsoft didn't honour browser-choice commitment

Manolo
Paris Hilton

Re: I don't get this

Apple does not have a near monopoly in the operating system market for home computing (nor for mobile). That is why MS was singled out.

I am getting tired of all these people who fail to understand what a monopoly is and that OS and applications are (or should be) separate markets.

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Manolo
Holmes

Re: What's all the fuss about?

I take it you slept the day they taught economy in high school?

The point is Microsoft was levering their near monopoly in the operating systems market to create an unfair advantage in the browser market.

So to change your analogy to something more correct: what if you could only buy a Nissan and Nissan would start making their cars more expensive by putting in a TomTom, while not having the option of buying a cheaper car without one, or with a different brand of navigation? And don't say IE is "free", because it isn't. It costs MS money to develop and maintain it and you can be sure that cost is factored in the price of Windows.

I'm neither a fan of Microsoft or the EU, but this is one of the few things the EU handled well.

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HTC profits lobbed off a cliff by rivals Samsung and Apple

Manolo
Mushroom

Never HTC again

I have two Nexus One's. On one the power button does not work any more, on the other one it hardly works. Both have issues with spontaneous reboots. HTC customer service basically told me go f* myself.

Never again will I buy something from HTC. I think there is a reason Google went to other manufacturers for their subsequent Nexus models. Right now I have the Galaxy Nexus, which is great.

The simple reason Samsung is doing well and HTC is doing bad is that Samsung builds great phones, whereas HTC does not.

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From Dr No to Skyfall: The Reg's one month of Bond

Manolo
Headmaster

Dwarf?

OK, she's no six foot, but she's taller than Tom Cruise:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi4gVq7zsTU

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Conroy wants telcos to wear undies on heads

Manolo
Thumb Up

Re: Impact on prices

I must say that last time I was in Oz (January & February) I was pleasantly surprised by the prices. I bought a Telstra data-only pre-paid SIM, valid for 30 days, with 3 Gigs of data. It cost AUD30, which is around €24.

That is about 0.78 Euro-cent per megabyte.

In the large cities you would have 3G, outside large cities 2G, in the outback nothing.

Now here in Europe, until July, if I set one foot over the border, I would pay €3.50 per megabyte (350 Euro-cent).

After intervention by the EU (one of the very few things I can laud them for) that is now €0.87 per megabyte.

If I pre-buy a bundle I can get 100MB for €10 = 10 Euro-cent per megabyte, but I always pay that €10, even if I use less than 100 MB.

Domestically, you will pay 1-5 Euro-cent per megabyte, depending on how large your bundle is.

Bearing in mind that this is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and our cell towers don usually fall victim to bush-fires or floods, I'd say Ozzies don have that much to complain.

(But I know Ozzies *like* to complain, they are like Dutchies in that respect). Australian providers have a much less favourable customers / square kilometer ratio. (Even if you take into account that 90% of the population lives in urban environments with densities not much lower than Western Europe)

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Raspberry Pi patch adds warranty-safe overclocking

Manolo
Joke

Watercooling!

I predict the development of credit card sized watercooler sets. Should be cute, tiny radiators, miniature fans, mini-pumps...

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Fanboi beats 'e-trespassing' rap after using GPS to find stolen iPad

Manolo

Re: Netherlands

Hi John, the location was in between two houses, one of which was "known by police".

I think all the Prosecution had to do was apply Occenham's Razor.

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Manolo

Re: Netherlands

The reason you don't find anything is because you are searching in English.

Here is a Google Translate link:

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcmweb.nl%2Fnieuws%2Fpolitie-niet-geinteresseerd-find-my-iphone.html&act=url

Clarification: OM = Openbaar Ministerie = Prosecution

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Manolo
Flame

Hooray for Oz justice

This is in stark contrast to criminal paradise The Netherlands, where in a similar case, the prosecution refused a search warrant, on the basis that a search was "too drastic a measure, because it infringes on privacy" (even though the address was known to the police for criminal activity) and the tip off came from the victim, who was therefore not objective.

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Markets to remain glutted with rapidly-depreciating Facebook shares

Manolo
Holmes

Re: All well and good to laugh

Why would the little people have to be reimbursed? For being stupid? Anyone with half a brain could see that the initial price was ridiculously inflated. Compare the price per share / profit per share ratio to that of other companies. They were just being greedy and stupid, whereas the con men at the top were smart and greedy. And that is why those at the the top are at the top: because they are smart.

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'Immortal cancer' found in Australia

Manolo
Devil

Re: Sun it hot and grass is green...

"If any human cancers ever became contagious, we'd be screwed as a species."

Does cancer caused by a virus count as a contagious cancer?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_papilloma_virus

That's why we started vaccinating young girls against HPV.

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LG, Samsung, Sony: Smutty Smart TV apps turn us off

Manolo
Paris Hilton

Video 2000

"Philips recently revealed apps from Hustler and Private. You can always trust the Dutch to be open-minded, eh?"

Uhmm... Not always. One of the reasons Philips' technically superior Video 2000 video format did not win was the fact that Philips would not allow porn mongers to bring out their films on Video 2000.

I guess they don't want to miss the boat this time.

(Funny, the Dutch Wikipedia article on Video 2000 mentions this, but the English version doesn't)

Paris, because.... well, obvious.

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Microsoft 'didn't notice' it had removed Browser Choice for 17 months

Manolo
Black Helicopters

Re: Which joyless wankers

Opera

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