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* Posts by Kar98

37 posts • joined 12 Mar 2010

FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW'

Kar98
Megaphone

Apple couldn't have asked...

...for a better endorsement.

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Want to buy T-Mobile US? Yours for $35 per share – report

Kar98

All in the eye of the beholder

It's hilarious that T-Mobile Germany is seen as the crusty ole dinosaur and T-Mobile US has the image of the spry young innovative start-up that will go places.

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Hello Moto... It's the Nokia Lumia 630

Kar98

Live Tiles are very much alive

The notification center is in _addition_ to the live tiles, and the quickly access often used settings.

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Honey, the satnav app says you're to leave at 6am... Yup. I'll have that coffee off you

Kar98

Because traffic. If the regular route normally takes 20 minutes, but suddenly shows four times that, it's time to pick the alternate route which takes 40 minutes, which I is why don't take that route normally.

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Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES

Kar98
Go

Too late, Apple. Windows Phone already has driving mode, which lets the user decide and select in advance if he wants his phone send a canned reply to text messages and still route phone calls through the car speakers, or ignore all distractions, etc. Pretty nifty, actually.

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Amazon sets FIRE to your living room in bid to shake up TV streaming

Kar98

OK? How would this be crusing Apple then?

Because I can't see where it offers anything, other than access to Amazon's catalog, that the Apple TV doesn't offer already.

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Microsoft frisks yet another Android gear maker for patent dosh

Kar98

Dell does build Android slabs

Viz., the Venue 7 and 8.

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Sysadmin job ad: 'If you don’t mind really bad work-life balance, this is for you'

Kar98

Sounds like my current job. Plus "could you fix the lights in the hallway please."

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Internet cafés declared 'illegal businesses' in Ohio

Kar98
Holmes

Not quite.

That's because these "internet cafés" aren't places where one would go and do some research on Wikipedia for instance or checks one's e-mail, but rather are very obviously fronts for illegal gambling for cash prizes. In the front section of the business, the discerning customer may purloin such essential computer hardware as CRT monitors, parallel port ZIP drives, ISA modems, or PS2 mices. In the backrooms, some redneck's mother-in-law is feeding her social security check into 30 year old arcade game for the chance to win tokens. Which in turn can be turned into cash.

These places /call/ themselves "internet cafés" and computer stores, but really are just fronts for illegal gambling and probably money laundering.

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TomTom brandishes new strap-on in Amsterdam: The wristnav

Kar98
Go

Re: Dear TomTom

> A TomTom touch screen radio/satnav with bluetooth/USB phone connectivity

Eh? What's this I've got in my car then?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/09/11/tomtom_toyota_gps/

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Feeling poor? WHO took all your money? NOT capitalist bastards?

Kar98
Pirate

The whole world cries out, "Peace, Freedom, and a few less fat bastards eating all the pie."

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T-Mobile USA inks deal with Apple, will offer iPhone in 2013

Kar98
Thumb Up

Re: Sooooo......

Because T-Mobile USA was the only major American carrier that did not offer the iPhone yet, lagging behind telco behemoths like Alaska Wireless and BFE Telecom.

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Kar98
Flame

Re: All the 2G you can eat

A, T-Mobile US is currently in the process of refarming their 3G/4G network to the 1900 Mhz band which will allow, for instance, an unlocked iPhone 3GS to connect to the net at 3G speeds.

See airportal.de for updates on the refarming process. Big cities like Dallas and Houston for instance are getting just slathered in 3G coverage as we speak

B, some people just want to have a nice phone and not pay an arm and a leg in monthly fees for the privilege.

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Kar98
Go

Re: I left T-Mobile for iPhone 5

Strange plan you've got there, Davey. I'm paying $30/month for unlimited data and texts, and 100 minutes of talk. Perfect for my usage pattern with T-Mobile US.

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Dogs would say: SIZE is IMPORTANT, shape - not so much

Kar98
Coat

Re: Fundamentally distinct?

> I've never tried it myself

You quite sure about that, guv?

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The new Mac mini eviscerated with ease

Kar98

Re: Not sure the purpose is lockdown

No, those silly pentalobe screws Apple is using in their laptops nowadays.

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'Sacrifice another goat!: iCloud is Apple's biggest failure before Google

Kar98
Terminator

Works just fine

Author must be holding the cloud wrong, because iCloud actually does work. Funny how he didn't manage to come up with an actual example or usage case to demonstrate how it isn't working.

In comparison to former systems like Palm's HotSync and Microsoft's ActiveSync? Holy hell, does it work, and how.

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Wikipedia failing to recruit any new admins

Kar98
Trollface

Oh, is Wikipedia still a thing?

Are we still doing that?

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Fake doc cuffed in concrete arse shocker

Kar98
FAIL

Americans...

They're pretty much all f*ing retarded.

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Telcos pave the way for iPhone 4S global roaming

Kar98
Stop

Don't get too excited

I've worked for Verizon Wireless, and while their "world" phones are, or can be, SIM lock-free, it only works outside of the US. You can't run what Verizon calls a worldphone (CDMA + GSM combo device, like certain Blackberrys and HTC devices) on a US carrier, even if it's got its SIM lock removed.

Preventing certain carrier IDs from being used regardless of SIM locks is super trivial to implement.

Conversely, you can't run an unlocked Euro iPhone 4s on Sprint or VZW either, because those are lacking the CDMA portion. You could run it on at&t, or, at GPRS/EDGE speeds, T-Mobile US.

And lastly, swapping a CDMA-enabled iPhone 4s between VZW and Sprint won't work either, because it's only the GSM portion that will be unlocked, whereas CDMA carriers tie the phone to the subscriber via ESN and MEID (electronic serial number and mobile equipment ID), and they do keep track of these, i.e. only equipment sold through the respective carrier will be allowed to connect to that carrier's network.

All this means is "you can put a foreign SIM into your VZW/Sprint iPhone 4s, removing the disadvantage US CDMA iPhones would have had compared to at&t ones." Don't read anything else into this.

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Hitchhiking snails scoffed, pooped out alive by birds

Kar98
Trollface

You know what?

Overall, being swallowed whole, and getting shat out at a random destination beats being made to show up at the airport 4 hours early for your TSA-mandated finger-bang, and having your bottle of diet coke confiscated for national security.

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AdBlock Plus man disputes Mozilla add-on tests

Kar98
WTF?

Who cares about start up time?

The point is, AdBlock Plus is THE add-on that makes Firefox the browser of choice for many, and makes the WWW usable.

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Average Brit has three mysterious keys

Kar98
WTF?

Four?

Mail box. Front door. Car key. What else could there possibly be?

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Microsoft finally says adios to Autorun

Kar98
Flame

What?

What are you smoking? There's no auto-run on OS X. The disk gets mounted, but that is all.

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Microsoft 'maintenance' blocks Hotmail

Kar98
Boffin

Is anybody...

who's still using Hotmail using it for anything but a spam catcher?

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Fanboi primer: How to move your iTunes from PC to Mac

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Google in shock 'we serve ads' claim

Kar98

It's OK...

I didn't see them anyway. OptimizeGoogle plug-in FTW.

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Bulgarians bag German pair for pinching panzer

Kar98
Go

Homeward bound

Come home, Pantzy, come home!

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Kar98
Coat

I'm assuming...

...that this has caused quite the führer?

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Czechs toast Bud-beating beer win

Kar98
IT Angle

American beer

There are plenty of American brewski that are top notch and very tasty. But you won't get them for eight bucks a twelve pack. "B" isn't even the most foul of the major brands. That honor goes to Miller Light, which has all the flavor of a pus-encrusted band-aid (or "plaster" for you Brits) and none of its visual appeal.

IT angle? It's about BEER! There's your IT angle right there.

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Apple accuses HTC of iPhone tech theft (again)

Kar98
Jobs Horns

Nothing new really

> is it me or are apple getten like Microsoft trying to be a dominant company

> trying to take over the world

Apple has always been like that; they just didn't have any weight to throw around until very recently.

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Microsoft says XP netbooks die on October 22

Kar98
WTF?

Like molasses?

Not quite sure what you're talking about? W7 is not at all like Vista. I've recently acquired a Aspire one 250 that came with XP, and for poops and grins, I've installed W7Pro on it. Absolutely no decrease in performance; in fact, it does seem a bit snappier. Mind you the first thing I did was upgrade the RAM to 2 GB. I wouldn't want to use Photoshop on it, but the tiny 10 inch screen would make that a silly undertaking anyway. For Firefox, Word and and GMail, this is more than adequate, and Windows is a huge step up from Vista.

/typing this on a Mac mini with Snow Leo.

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Jimbo Wales exiles 'porn' from Wikiland

Kar98
FAIL

I think that's exactly the issue here

> Post your cock today and everyday until Wikipedia collapses under a mountain of cocks!

Wikipedia IS collapsing under a mountain of cocks.

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Kar98
Big Brother

Yay, we're saved from teh boobs! Thank you, FoxNews!

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. R. A. Heinlein

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Omegle invites you to show world+Facebook your bewbs

Kar98
Stop

Panic button?

Alt and F4, or CMD and q seem to work fine for me. There's also the "close tab" option, and the power buttons on the computer and the modem.

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Apple shrugs to iPad Wi-Fi problems

Kar98
Boffin

So...

... an antenna (aerial, for y'all) encased in a metal case is having problems with RF reception? Whatever could be the problem here?

My Acer netbook with its plastic case sees many more networks than the aluminium Mac mini. I do wonder why.

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Mozilla gives passive-aggressive missive to pre-Firefox 3.6 hold-outs

Kar98
Boffin

So fix the tabs

Make New Tab Pages Open in the Far Right of the Tab Bar

* Type about:config in the address bar. Then, if needed click the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button.

* Next, in the filter box – type in:

o tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent

* Right-click that about:config entry, and select “Toggle”

This will convert Firefox back to loading opening a new tab from a web page on the far right of the tab bar, rather than right next to the tab you opened it from.

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