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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

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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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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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Yale finds second diamond planet

Radelix

Headline for tomorrow

DeBeers unexpectedly dumps all available resources into interstellar travel and heat treated mining equipment

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Tesla Motors falls behind in Model S production, issues more shares

Radelix

Re: Give me my

But if you produce your own power where will the power companies get money to supply you with power?

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Fans revolt over Amazon 'adware' in Ubuntu desktop search results

Radelix

Tried Ubuntu around 8.10

And wasn't too fond of it then. I'm still preferential to Slackware and Debian. Slackware cause I am never done learning and Debian for when I broke slackware but still need to get stuff done. I do like Debian and Gnome 2 has grown on me especially since the abortion that is KDE 4 was released.

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Apple begs ex-Google bods to fix crap maps app

Radelix

Re: Apple users still win...

I gave it a shot with my brothers iphone trying to direct us to a cigar shop in downtown Los Angeles. We were a mile and a half away as the crow flies.

Attempt 1: put it in an alleyway 2 blocks away

Attempt 2: using the turn by turn nav attempted to send us the wrong way on a one way....twice

Attempt 3: (using a co-workers 4s) flyover locked up maps, then he tried to impress me with the siri tricks of "open the pod bays doors", etc, etc)

In short I'm quite happy with my Nexus phone and its choco factory maps.

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Space shuttle to slip surly bonds of Earth one last time over California

Radelix
Happy

Indeed a title

I will be taking a long smoke break around noon time to watch the shuttle land since my office is about a mile south of LAX. A co-work of mine will be joining me since he lived in W. Palm Beach FL which is about 2-300 miles south of the Kennedy Space center and would sit on his roof as a teenager to watch the night launches.

I know this comment fits a "cool story bro" but how can I say we will never see these amazing machines fly again.

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Best Buy, Target, Walmart, others to take on Google Wallet

Radelix

I heard this described on the news

They were talking about using separate apps for each store which is already a non-starter for me. I have google wallet and my cards which if they do not accept those then I won't be buying from them

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Google to axe 4,000 Motorola Mobility staff

Radelix

Hopefully

Google will use moto to put out nexus devices and put the updates issue and motoblur to bed.

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Rivals routed by Apple, Google smartphone onslaught

Radelix
Devil

This thread

deserves some popcorn

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US will fight ITU members for internet domination

Radelix

Funny how they have all those TLD's

And I only ever end up going to .com .net .org .edu and the occasional .co.uk.

And anyone who bought their own TLD in the form of .(corporate name) can F*ck right the F*ck off.

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Ice Cream Sandwich still a no-show for most Android users

Radelix

I too got bit by the CDMA Gnex

Merkin here. As you may or may not know we operate 2 different networks over here(CDMA and GSM). Tmo and AT&T run GSM and Sprint and Verizon run CDMA. The CDMA Gnex is still waiting for JB due to carrier approval and driver updates due to the source being proprietary. In addition the CDMA Gnex is slightly bigger so none of the accessories in the Play store work with it without modification. I'm going to cancel my contract with Sprint and sell the Gnex to get a GSM one with a prepaid SIM from Tmo.

Tired of this sh*t

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Hands on with the Motorola Xoom 2 10.1in Android tablet

Radelix

Agreed

I rather prefer my original Xoom to this. Less storage, same size, and no expansion...SRSLY? 16 GB is fine just give me expansion options. And please tell me it is compatible with the existing xoom docks.

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Sorry, time travelers, you’re still just fiction

Radelix
Pint

Killjoy indeed

“By showing that single photons cannot travel faster than the speed of light, our results bring to a closure the debate on the true speed of information carried by a single photon,”

Not with that attitude

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Texas cinema texter becomes foul-mouthed movie star

Radelix
Devil

They couldn't stop that

With some of the tanks people drive around here, they'll need a howitzer or a flamethrower. Either is acceptable actually

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Google Wallet teams with Citi, MasterCard

Radelix

Again I already have google checkout setup

It would be very silly for Google to not leverage the fact that I have not 1 but ( I just checked my dashboard) 2 cards already registered with them. Citi sends me an application for a credit card every week and I trash them or burn them. I already have 3 credit cards and a debit card and I dont need another just to use this tech that will part me and my money faster.

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Radelix

wont give up my wallet...yet

I imagine that this will eventually integrate with google checkout which of course I already have card info entered. Not sure I want my ID and boarding passes on there yet. I am intrigued to watch this evolution though

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Netflix overtakes Bittorrent as traffic champ

Radelix

It is very nice

I am one of those who uses it a good deal of the time. Im paying for a $40/mo cable connection and just use Hulu, Netflix, and XBMC for my media. I have rabbit ears for local news and what not. Sometimes I miss some of the content on the cable channels but that is usually 1 bitorrent search away. I have no reason to rent cable tv for an extra $50.

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Apple stuns Wall Street with 95% earnings surge

Radelix
Pint

Ahh well

As a user of non apple products. I see a marketing machine that is one of the finest as of recently. But the devices they do produce are rather nice devices with a good build quality and decent software. I myself being contrary in nature have no real need or want for apple products and find then rather annoying to use. In my younger years I have derided people for their chosen whatever, be it car, phone, toothpaste, etc, but you pays your money and you makes your choice. I see Apple becoming the Microsoft/General Motors of phones. Both great companies (enough enough I know) but at some point the ride will come to an end. Might as well enjoy it while its there.

Cheers to Apple...Today is your day....won't buy you a beer though I think you can afford your own.

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Amazon jumps the gun on free clouds

Radelix

damnit motorola

As soon as they enable the SD card on my tab I will have my entire collection on yet another device

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