* Posts by pith

12 posts • joined 20 Jan 2010

Good news: 'password' is no longer the #1 sesame opener, now it's '123456'

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Obligatory XKCD link

https://xkcd.com/936/

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Drawers full of different chargers? The IEC has a one-plug-to-rule-them-all

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XKCD: Standards

http://xkcd.com/927/

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Microsoft Dell deal would restore PC makers' confidence

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Buy Low / Sell High

Could this all just be as simple as buying low and selling high. Whist Dells stock is "low" buy it back, also making you able to make long term strategic decisions with out needing to inform the world and his wife and then when the economy picks back up, float the company again, making billions?

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USB charges up to 100 watts

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Standards

Sounds great apart from this: http://xkcd.com/927/

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Firm Dick sales excite buyers

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Wow you had fun with this article!

Who do I send the bill to for a replacement keyboard?

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2011's Best... E-book Readers

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NOOK Simple Touch?

Based on Android so rootable... meaning you can run the kindle software as well... and not even mentioned...

I'm hoping its good cause i have asked santa for it this year!

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Sonos Play:3 network music player

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Meh

I should note: If I had had the cash I would have bought a sonos system, they look amasing, just much more than I am willing to spend :/

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pith
Unhappy

Squeezebox

I have 2 Squeezebox Classic 3s and one Squeezebox Duet (mainly for the remote!) and I have been incredibly pleased with them. I am planning to get a touch, mainly for the USB Key functionally, but am very disappointed that they are no longer doing the classic as it was fantastic for the price, and I had the chose of hooking it up to shitty PC speakers or digitally to a high quality amp and speakers, or anything in between! The touch is its obvious replacement but is just too expensive!

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Facebook value hits $100bn, to go public in Q1 2012

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Big Brother

Google

I could never understand how google made money either or is worth anything, but advertising is obviously worth that much, with the addition of all of the personal data facebook is assimilating I can totally see it being worth a lot. Though I would have no idea how to quantify it!

If they then move there ads outside of facebook and compete with google's adwords its anyones guess how much more/less it could be worth dependent on the result of that battle.

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One-third of Aussies 'are pirates'

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FAIL

Not sucking at all!

Surely its not actually sucking $A1.37 billion out of the Australian economy as I'm guessing that people would either not have spent that money or are just spending it on something else (such as replacing all there flood damaged electronics!).

ie the same amount of money is going in to the economy, just not to the movie industry...

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Jobs takes swing at Google over Android activations

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I want a computer in my living room

...actually wait I already do...

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Speedo Aquabeat

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Overboard

Bit pricey as well as it being a pain to have multiple mp3 devices. http://over-board.co.uk/ do some great cases so you can use your existing player in the pool etc...

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