* Posts by montyburns56

90 posts • joined 25 Mar 2010

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Honor 7 – heir apparent to the mid-range Android crown

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Re: Facebook and Twitter (both pre-installed)

I've had a number of Huawei phones and FB and Twitter have been removable on all of them.

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Nano – meet her: AMD's Radeon R9 4K graphics card for non-totally bonkers gamers, people

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Re: $649 (£420)

Indeed, I was getting quite excited about this product until I saw the price!

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Intel doubles its bounty for women and ethnic minorities

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The taste of Paradise?

Perhaps the reason for the lack of ethnic minorities at Intel is ironically because they don't like coconut? How about offering them Snickers Duo or Mars Duo instead?

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Nokia Networks is going to make zer Vaterland's trains run on time

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Re: a photo of a mamod steam engine-COOL!!!!

Hands up all of those who only clicked on the article because of the picture...

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Swimming in smartmobe profit? Let us guess, you're Tim Cook?

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" it would appear Apple are the only one pricing their products at a realistic level. "

Err, no they just have a huge profit margin compared to the small profit margin of other manufacturers.

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Papa don't breach: Wannabe singer jailed for hacking Madonna

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An Open Letter

Dear Celebs,

Do not put anything in this Cloud thing unless you want the whole world to see/listen to it. It might be the latest thing which some will have you believe will lead to a cure for cancer or create world peace, but it's just a load of over hyped insecure nonsense.

P.S. Thanks for all the nude pics.

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WHAT ARE the 'WEIRD' SPOTS seen on far-flung PLUTO?

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Is it just puberty?

Are you sure that Pluto isn't just going through The Change now that it's 13 billion years old? Next it will refuse to come out of it's orbit and will be surrounding itself in black clouds.

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Foxconn to hire a million Indian staff in major base shift

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"The *really* amusing thing is that the campaigns for Foxconn to raise the wages of its Chinese workers may actually have had an effect. But not the one the rich westerners pushing for those pay rises might have had in mind."

You do realise that one of the reasons why the wages have gone up is that China is running out of people from farming/poor regions to do the work, so the Chinese aren't losing jobs it's just that there aren't enough people who can or want to do jobs like this any more.

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BPI fiddles with music consumption figures while revenues burn

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Google Music often have good deals on older albums with many being available for £2 or less, although it's usually pretty mainstream stuff.

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Intel 80386 queen Renée James quits as chipmaker's president

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Just walk away (from Intel) Renee.

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Why OH WHY did Blighty privatise EVERYTHING?

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Re: But public money... @Alan

But don't forget that bus services in London weren't privatized, as we couldn't have the government having to deal with the chaos that they created on their doorstep.

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Re: If you are old enough to remember

"The Water industry (to take an example) had a pending programme of major infrastructure renewal that HMG Just couldn't fund in a million years. Privatisation put that risk onto the new owners."

Who then got their customers to fund the infrastructure improvements.

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20 years ago this week, Microsoft just about killed Australian PC manufacturing

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Re: Wangaratta *snigger*

"Can you go into PC-World (shudder) and buy a PC without Windows?"

Why would anyone who wants a PC without Windows want to go to PC World in the first place? It's a piece of piss to buy a PC without an OS these days, just because the big boys don't sell them it doesn't mean that there aren't loads of places that do like Ebuyer, CCL, Novatech, Scan etc.

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Limited edition Iron Man S6 sells for $91,000 thanks to ... serial number

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What a waste of money.

For that kind of money he could have bought his girlfriend a very nice engagement ring...... oh, right.

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A 16 Petaflop Cray: The key to fantastic summer barbecues

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Re: Chair,

Although it's not that well known in the wider computing world, Cray engineers discovered that a vinyl cushion will increase CPU frequency by at least 5%.

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Life in plastic, it's fantastic: Playmobil supremo dies at 81

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If only I'd kept it...

My parents bought me one of the Native American figures in the mid 70s, but I never realised that it was one of the first models that they released.

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Land Rover's return: Last orders and leather seats for Defender nerds

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Special conversions

I've always had a fascination with the special conversion Landy's ever since I got my hands on LR catalogue in the 80's that featured some of them. I especially like the fire engine conversions and was looking at a webpage of pictures of them a few weeks ago which included a 6 wheel version!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/homer----simpson/4015752185/

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Next-gen Freeview telly won't be another disruptive 4Ker

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Re: PVR vs catch-up

"Adverts. The ability to fast forward through them."

Indeed. I missed the last few minutes of a show which I was watching live on E4 so I had to use the 4OD app and I had to watch about twenty adverts all in one go just to watch the last few minutes of the show.

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Arista revenue rises to US$179 million in March quarter

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So it's that Arista...

Am I the only one who thought that this article was going to be about the record company?

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Chill, luvvies. The ‘unsustainable’ BBC Telly Tax stays – for now

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Re: Stop Sky Subsidy!

I do find it unbelievable that the BBC has to pay £10 million a year to Sky just so they can broadcast their output on satellite TV

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Spotify springs bloody leak as losses grow to $197m – report

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Re: better get that video service up

"Then the money will start rolling in, just ask Google."

At least until those piano playing cats remove their art from their video service

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UK rail signals could be hacked to cause crashes, claims prof

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The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbers "hacked" some train signals over fifty years ago so it's nothing new.

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UN: E-waste's 42 MEELLLION tonnes represents 'valuable' (and ‘toxic’) urban mine

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Re: "11.8 million tonnes from washing machines"

"Google Concrete Crusher."

Wow, those Mount View boys are really diversifying these days aren't they?

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Who runs this world? Sony Pictures CEO jokes about getting UK culture minister fired

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"whilst with the conservatives we have Ian Livingston (former MD at BT) being given a peerage and a position as unelected trade minister in government."

To accept peerage turn to page 38 to reject peerage turn to page 109.

(Yes, I know)

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Go for a spin on Record Store Day: Lifting the lid on vinyl, CD and tape

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DJ MB in da house!

If you want to connect an old turntable to a PC you can buy DJ mixers which have a USB output such as the Numark M101 USB Mixer which at £80 is much cheaper than the Pro-Ject Phono Box USB V that you mentioned.

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Woeful groans over Game of Thrones' spill on piracy sites

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Re: I'll wait...

"I can't imagine why anyone thought putting it on a channel half the country don't get was a clever idea!"

HBO did an exclusive deal with Sky a few years ago, so they are the ones to blame.

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Nesting falcons interrupt £200m Vodafone 4G mast upgrades

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Can I be the first to welcome our huge mutant falcon overlords.

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Chappie: The AI tale that’s about heart, not intelligence

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"But C​happie i​sn’t a sermon "

Is that a first for a Neil Blomkamp film?

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HAWKING ALERT: Leave planet Earth, find a new home. Stupid humans

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Re: I think human

But which class of ship do the telephone sanitizers travel in?

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Re: Intelligence <> sense

"Whatever damage the species Homo Sapiens may inflict on the planet we will never be able to create as hostile and dangerous an environment as space or the other planets in the solar system."

Exactly! It never ceases to amaze me how supposedly intelligent people come up this idea that it would be easier to live in a space station or another planet compared to living on earth. Even a climate change/nuclear war ravaged earth would be easier and cheaper to live on than a space station or another planet.

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Re: Monkies in tin cans.

" human passion for things that go boom and blow other humans into bite sized chunks"

Which was the exact reason why the NASA budget was "4.41% of the total government spend" in 1966. We choose to go to the Moon, not because it's easy, but because we want to get there before those damn Ruskies.

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Hoping for spy reforms? Jeb Bush, dangerously close to being the next US prez, backs the NSA

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Yeah, when he mentioned the invasion of Iraq and ISIS in the same sentence I did wonder if he realised that the two things were connected? (Answer: probably not)

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BBC: SOD the scientific consensus! Look OUT! MEGA TSUNAMI is coming

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"gratuitous SFX"

You obviously don't remember some of the ties and shirts that the OU lecturers used to wear back in the day!

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Re: Horizon no more...

What do you mean? That episode with "comedian" Alan Davies was filled with hardcore science!

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Tesla loses $100 million after Chinese problems

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Best excuse evah!

"customers being on vacation"

Is that a business equivalent of "the dog ate my homework"?

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You'll NEVER guess who has bought I Taught Taylor Swift How To Give Head dot-com

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Little Ted

I was wondering if NorahJonesHadSexWithATeddyBear.com is taken?

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NERDS KICK PUPPY 'bot in brutal attack

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Robot rights?

Let's hope that P.E.T.R don't get to hear about this!

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Jupiter Ascending – a literally laughable train wreck of a film

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Re: Sceptical Mila is sceptical

Well as there is now only one Wachowski "brother" that rumour is partially true.

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US military finds F-35 software is a buggy mess

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Re: This plane is becoming the Bradley IFV for the air

Yeah, Lockheed must be really regretting taking on that blank cheque government contract.

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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Re: Daring, I suppose

"But what does it mean for me as a Win7 user? From what I can tell at the moment, if I upgrade to Win10 then I get a shiny new OS for free, but for only one year. When that year is up, I will have to pay regularly to keep it going."

Errr no, it quite clearly says "The upgrade will only be free in the first 12 months after release and will last for the "supported lifetime of the device."

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Want a cheap Office-er-riffic tablet? Microsoft Windows takes on Android

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Re: An "add on" to a Windows phone?

"The problem with that for the time being is that apps on Windows Phone don't necessarily appear on Windows proper and vice-versa."

Yeah, I bought one of those £60 Tesco Windows Connect tablets over Christmas and one of the most annoying aspects of using Windows 8.1 on a tablet is when you find a useful app for Windows Phone 8 only to find out that it won't work on Windows tablets. One advantage that Android has over Windows is that generally Android apps will work on both tablets and phones.

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Future imperfect: A UK broadband retrospective

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All hail the Speedtouch frog!

I've still got my Speedtouch "frog" modem which Pipex gave me about ten years ago when I first joined them. For some reason I've kept it "just in case" even though I don't know that it would still work with modern OS's. I've never changed ISP in those ten years either as though the company has been taken over by Tisacali and Talk Talk, I've had a good stable connection for most of that time, in fact I can't even remember the last time I had a serious line fault.

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Magic streaming beans? Sure, have my cow - music biz

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What DRM?

Why is it whenever there is a debate about music sales on this site we get numerous comments about DRM riddled downloads as if it's still 2007? Perhaps those who make these comments can point out to us who still sells music downloads with DRM?

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TalkTalk eyes up Blinkbox for advanced FOURPLAY – report

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How much?

"made a loss of £24.7m on revenues of £3.5m" Wow that is quite impressive, especially for a company that has been going for seven years!

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UK retailers in TABLET PRICE SLASH BONANZA

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Re: windows tablets

Yep, Tesco have been selling Windows 8 7" tablets for £60 for the past few days and they only have 1GB of memory, but at that price it's still a bargain.

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The Great Unwatched: BBC hails glorious digital future for Three

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"This week the BBC launched a "gamification" app for children" This is the problem I have with the BBC, as there doesn't seem to be anyone working there asking whether or not some of the things that they do fit within it's remit. It seems to not be a case of "should we be doing this?", but more like "hey we've got a shitload of licence fee payers cash to spend let's do something "cool" with it!".

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Yeah, if it wasn't for BBC3 you'd never be able to see repeats of Top Gear

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Put me through to Buffy's room, please. Sony hackers leak stars' numbers, travel aliases

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Those psuedonyms...

I've seen a list of those celebrity pseudonyms and can exclusively reveal that they are as follows...

Natalie Portman - Gertie Fengstein

Brad Pitt - Johnny Suede

Daniel Craig - Quentin McArthur-Park

Sarah Michelle Gellar - Amber Pointy

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UK.gov mulls three-point turn on three-point turn thanks to satnav. Weeeeeeee. THUD

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"New drivers are bad enough, if we remove these filters then there will be more accidents"

So how many accidents are the result of a drivers inability to reverse around a corner or do a three point turn? Most accidents are caused by driving too fast for the conditions and/or poor judgment not by the ability to reverse.

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This 125mph train is fitted with LASERS. Sadly no sharks, though

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Re: A nice tilt to Gricerdom

"Oh, and the Valenta wasn't that reliable in the beginning, and wouldn't meet today's emission standards"

But it did sound really cool, especially when pulling away from a station!

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