* Posts by Radelix

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Mobile service in Ireland and France

Radelix

Re: Mobile service in Ireland and France

Thanks for this.

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Radelix

Mobile service in Ireland and France

Hi,

I'm an American traveling to France and Ireland over Christmas and new years. I have an unlocked GSM Nexus 5 that I plan on using while I am travelling. I don't need a lot of minutes and text is handled by hangouts. What I really need is data service. What networks (or single network) serve my data needs most cost competitively? I'm not well versed in the roaming deals between those 2 countries.

Thanks!

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

Radelix

No issues here with my steam library on my older gaming rig

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Looking forward to getting Windows 10 the day it ships? Yeah, about that...

Radelix

Plug N Play and a fancy new background made with FREAKIN LAZORSSSS.

but seriously I am upgrading day 1....pray/drink for me

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Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

Radelix

Normally I would agree. I'm more concerned with persons who magically manage to create a new desktop and wonder where all their apps that they had open went. Luckily a quick explanation of ctrl + Win + L arrow or crtl + Win + D should resolve it...once I explain that yes they hold down the first 2 keys then tap the 3rd, what the win key looks like (yes, I do work in IT for an engineering company), get frustrated, remote in and do it myself, finally going to my calendar to schedule a beating for the GPO guy for not reversing this setting.

I the not normal tech person really like virtual desktops, not sure I have the fortitude yet to support it.

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Radelix

Re: A novel idea?

It is configurable. There is a setting available to reverse the this view so all open apps are visible on all taskbars.

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iPhone case uses phone's OWN SIGNAL to charge it (forever, presumably)

Radelix

Don't forget about the Law Enforcement mandated easy decryption

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Radelix

Came for a proper el reg comment bashing

left satisfied

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New Windows 10 will STAGGER to its feet, says Microsoft OS veep

Radelix

Re: see nothing worthwhile on windows 10 here

Might as well dust off your XP box as well then, you know since it turns on and doesn't do that transparency magic in the UI.

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Whither the PC? Mobes, slabs drive majority of traffic for top news sites

Radelix

Tbf I read El Reg while on the phone since it is usually more interesting than whatever problem my user has claimed to not cause.

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PICTURE-TASTIC: Microsoft woos devs to HoloLens virtuo-goggs

Radelix

Re: Oh Please! This is worse than 3D TV

you must be real fun at parties. At least MS is trying something.

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Dot-com intimidation forces Indiana to undo hated anti-gay law

Radelix

Re: Error in the translation..

And corn, lots of corn. Do not forget the post apocalyptic city if Gary. But yes you are not missing anything.

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BITE that APPLE if you want to escape the Android garden, Microsoft

Radelix

i got O365 for free when I bought Office 2013 pro using my companies (massive) discount. It turns out since I am in school, and Office for android was release not long after, I have really taken advantage of the cloudy features of Office. Since I do most of my schoolwork in Excel, for reasons that are not relevant here, it makes it easy to do the work at home and then have it checked and graded on my phone at school. In short I like was MS is doing with Office and I wish them the best of luck.

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Ugly, incomplete, buggy: Windows 10 faces a sprint to the finish

Radelix

Re: I put it on a desktop system

They addressed that when 9929 was released. They know that devices without batteries are showing batteries with 0% charge. I would imagine that will be addressed in the next update....hopefully

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

Radelix

Re: I'm free! No, you're an idiot

I am cautiously optimistic about their future model for windows. Adopting a wait and see etc

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New York State plots broadband future

Radelix

Re: Go ask New Jersey

This was more in the vain of the early 90's when NJ gave Verizon buckets of cash to wire the state and 20 years later (last year) when they tried to get out of the agreement because it was hard to wire the state.

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Radelix

Go ask New Jersey

how well that worked for them, you know, the cash giveaway to Verizon

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LA schools math quiz: $500 Chromebooks or $700 iPads for students?

Radelix

Re: Raspberry Pi

Would be nice but LAUSD is looking for a more drop in and be done with it portable solution. Also something that garners favor with the vendors I'm sure.

I was annoyed when I first heard about the ipad deployment since it was essentially no-bid, 2nd when in the trial run the students "hacked" the devices by deleting the MDM profiles so they could browse facebook and install apps.

-Annoyed Los Angeles resident.

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Has the United Nations taken over the Internet yet?

Radelix

I kindly request

that Russia and Saudi Arabia fuck off and build their own internet if they are so concerned. Better yet those are not the a fore mentioned countries should cut their peering links till R and SA think better about their proposals.

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Happy 2nd birthday, Windows 8 and Surface: Anatomy of a disaster

Radelix

Re: Windows 10

MS's recent numbers seem to contradict your comment. Are their devices achieving the success that Apple devices receive? No. Is there growth in their lines? Yes. As a frequent reader of many tech news sites (El Reg, you are still my fav), I see even techcrunch, who constantly has their olfactory organ squarely up Apples' posterior, even praising MS for what they are doing with their various hardware lines. In short MS is selling hardware and shocks of shocks someone is actually buying.

TBF I do want a Surface 3.

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Radelix

Echoing start menu

That trick they pulled with the surface 3 where it switches between tablet and desktop depending on the presence of a keyboard, that is all I wanted. Win 8 has been really solid for me but the touch UI goes unused even though I have a touchscreen laptop. At least I know my important keyboard shortcuts so its largely a non-issue for me.

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City council thinks what we're all thinking: 'Comcast is terrible – and NOT welcome here'

Radelix

Checking in from the west

In the city of El Segundo just outside of Los Angeles. Also screw Comcast...you know, for relevance.

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Vanished blog posts? Enterprise gaps? Welcome to Windows 10

Radelix

Re: Anyone Running it in Virtualbox?

use windows 8.1, not generic x64

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Radelix

So you clicked express settings during the setup rather than customize and turning it all off. And there is an option to create a local account only.

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Radelix

Re: Docking

You sir, yes you...I owe you one beer!

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Softbank gobbles T-Mobile ... 1 year after AT&T tried it on – report

Radelix

NO!!!

I left the yellow bastards for T-mo and their actually functioning network. Looks like it is time for me to write several more opposition letters to the FCC, DoJ, elected representatives, etc

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EVE Online erects mashed-up memorial to biggest space fight in history

Radelix

this is why i love this game

even though the doctrine used was designed to crash the server. Where else can you have fights like this.

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Don't crack that Mac: Almost NOTHING in new Retina MacBook Pros can be replaced

Radelix

Just like some cars...

Are not designed to be repaired but there are design considerations taken for assembling. Repairs are a dealership/ mechanic problem

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PEAK APPLE: 'iPhone sales STALL' at first sniff of fresh droid competition

Radelix
Stop

Re: Contradictory reports

Remember that Big Red is just one carrier in one country where Apple offerings are relatively more robust in the marketplace. There is a larger market that must be taken into consideration

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Disney shutters Star Wars game unit with 200 layoffs

Radelix
Mushroom

Disney...

You can take my TIE fighter disc from my cold dead hands

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Ubuntu? Fedora? Mint? Debian? We'll find you the right Linux to swallow

Radelix

Debian

Debian cause I don't have issues with it. Even got the Nvidia drivers to install correctly once I got the dependencies installed. Same with VMware. Got it running in dual boot on my desktop, running as a daily driver on my 5 yo laptop and netbook. Very happy with it so far.

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Israel plots gigabit fibre-to-home rollout

Radelix

Re: Open source

Really trying to shoehorn the open sauce in this article

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troll troll harder

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Google Maps becomes Apple's most popular app

Radelix

Map apps.

They all have issues. How about we use an updated paper map and common sense when navigating to places.

Obligatory XKCD:

http://xkcd.com/461/

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The best tablets for Christmas

Radelix
Devil

Re: more than apps

Chrome syncs my pages from the desktop to desktop to laptop to phone and to tablet. Pictures are auto sync'd to G+ ( yes I do use it). You should know the kindle app. And news is done with pulse, currents, and flipboard which of course sync respectively between devices and come with handy tablet friendly UI's. And of course this is all syncing between a Xoom, gnex, and N4.

And my favorite part.

"well I sign into my mac and all my stuff downloads and syncs" as a recent convert to Apple told me recently. My response being "If I sign into gmail then all my stuff is there too, no synching required." Their response: "...".

I know I'm tied to El Goog but at least I know what they are doing with my data.

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Google Play revenues leap 311% in 2012

Radelix

Being an Android user I am finding that there are a larger quantity of higher quality apps available that I am willing to part with a few dollars over. Also to be fair discover-ability is bad on the play store but the "People who looked at this also viewed...." list becoming more relevant...at least to my untrained eye.

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Japanese firm offers 4-tonne GIANT MECHs for just $1.3m

Radelix

Re: Step 1. Acquire mech.

step 4: charge entry into said lot under penalty of 6000 BB's wrecking the paint on your new car. You know from the comfort of office with that 3g connection.

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Pocket Wi-Fi hotspots paralyse Chinese metro lines

Radelix

Re: Up the power

I believe there are a number of railroads here in the USA that send or have sent signaling data for block and moving block signaling through the tracks.

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PCs punch HP in the gut, servers knee it in the jewels

Radelix

Re: Online store

Indeed that would be great but they spun that business off years ago. I have to wonder why though considering I have my fathers HP financial calc from the 70's and it is fabulous to this day even though it takes batteries

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IBM drops Lotus brand from next version of Notes

Radelix

As a person who supports the abortion that is Lotus Notes. I want to know why it has to fight with Adobe Acrobat with calling the user32.dll and then crashing....and deleting mail files.....causing calls to come my general direction.

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Brits swallow Google Nexus 4 supply 'in 30 minutes'

Radelix

Re: US version

Slight correction, it went on sale a little after 8:30 AM PST and the ordering system has been up and more times than a prostitute at a frat party.

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Angry Birds Star Wars game review

Radelix

Re: I really really really...

its a silly time killer of a game. It just happens to be one of the really good ones. It went viral a few years ago ( I sentence myself to 30 lashings for using viral ) when it gained critical mass and also had a movie tie in created for it.

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GPU-powered Chrome lets you watch YouTube longer

Radelix

@anon 8:58 and JimmyPage

whew, I'm glad Im not the only one with those issues. I thought it was caused by me running chrome off a thumbdrive and the USB access times were poo. Yes Google please fix the 2 errors they said

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Mexico to Apple: You WILL NOT use the name 'iPhone' here

Radelix

HAHAHAHAHHAhHAHA

See title

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Google stiffs Samsung on price, now wireless charging too

Radelix

Re: Never mind Samsung...

The OEM's could release timely updates if they would stop screwing with the UI and underlying components that they have to upgrade for each release.

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Quarter of Eastern cell towers BLOWN down BY SANDY - FCC

Radelix

Burying the power lines.

well I guess the answer comes down to money and the will to do it. Dunno about the UK but the LADWP is (what they tell us) broke.

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The new Mac mini eviscerated with ease

Radelix

Re: Girly->Bloke colour conversion

Ahh yes just like Adult swim used to do(possibly still does, i don't have cable) for their schedule info

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Apple to live-stream Tuesday's 'a little more' event

Radelix

meh

read specs

Saw price

Saw no retina

will not recommend

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AMD uncloaks 4GHz-and-up FX Series 'enthusiast' chippery

Radelix

title

Looks like it is time to extend my epeen

*switches tab to newegg

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The hoarder's dilemma, or 'Why can't I throw anything away?'

Radelix

I had this issue as well

But my solution, much to my chagrin, was to limit myself to one box small box for my computer detritus. I moved into an apartment with my girlfriend which has some limited storage options. Funny enough she of course did not get rid of nearly the amount of stuff I did. It would appear that I had held onto every computer, router, switch, and associated cable I had procured over the last decade. I drive a pickup truck and it filled the bed taking this stuff to the recycler sans hard drives of course. Now I am down to:

1 desktop

1 netbook

1 HP laptop (read: desktop replacement with built in battery backup)

1 spare body for said HP laptop

1 media PC

assorted android phones

1 very tightly packed rubbermaid container holding my cables, mounting hardware for the desktop, 10 pack of floppy disks, various backup CD-ROMs, and a spare router and ethernet cables.

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Endeavour: donuts and a Toyota ease shuttle's drive through L.A.

Radelix

I work near there

I am going to try to see it after work and snap some photos if I can

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