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* Posts by S.G.

35 posts • joined 9 Apr 2010

Review: Sony Xperia SP

S.G.

Camera quality

The review states that the quality of the camera is "meh".

I have a Xperia Pro from 2011 which has a camera that I think is good quality.

Anyone here compared the camera of a Z/ZL/SP with a 2011 model?

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Wind-up bloke Baylis winds up broke, turns to UK gov for help

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Re: Criminal Act?

@PatientOne

What you say looks right but it is counter-intuitively wrong (if there is such a word).

Someone did a very good research that is free and explains it much better than I could: levine.sscnet.ucla.edu/papers/ip.ch.9.m1004.pdf

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S.G.

Re: Criminal Act?

I agree with you completely but you and most people who talk about patents and copyrights always forget the consumers.

Yes, it's a shame he didn't manage to sell as many units as he wanted but it's only because other producers could do it better or cheaper. The groups that benefits the most is the consumers. As it happens, it is also the group that represents the greater number.

A great invention is only great if it can be produced at a price that consumers will buy. It might not be the original inventor who does the producing. His only advantage is that he is the first to have access to that invention. If he can't use this time to get a market advantage then it's tough luck!

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BBC: What YOU spent on our lawyers in Secret Climate 28 debacle

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Thumb Down

>I pay for independence

No, you pay because if you didn't, you'd have a visit from your friendly government representative.

If it wasn't compulsory to pay and you did choose to pay for it, you could choose to stop paying if you thought they were not independent.

Causation and solution indeed!

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What ereader decline? Kobo pumps up the volumes despite grim forecasts

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Re: I love both!

I totally agree with you (probably because I have a similar setup).

There is a market for eReaders but the life of those devices is much longer than a tablet. That explains the sales numbers in my opinion but I've been wrong plenty of times before.

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Pubic louse falls victim to eager Brazilian strippers

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Unhappy

Re: Is it good or bad?

Having had crabs, I concur that life is better without them!

That was 20 years ago and the pharmacist didn't bat an eyelid when I told him and he offered me some spray.

I'm glad I did worry and put one on when she said "don't worry about condoms"!

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China visa changes could attract job-hunting IT pros

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Re: Philippines

I work in Manila too and while I agree with you, there are some avantages too. When criticised, they don't go all precious about the way they work and they will change and improve if it's constructive criticism.

When their counterparts in the Paris office are told to "change" something in the way they work, you never hear the end of it!

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S.G.

Re: Pay

Of course there will be a pay cut but so what?

I work in the Philippines coming from Europe and my pay is cut in half. I still get paid more than my local workmates and I have a swimming pool and a gym in my condo.

It's not the number at the bottom of your paycheck that counts, it's what you can buy with it!

If you want to come back to Europe, you'll have less in your pocket for sure but Europe is just a nice holiday destination with very pretty museum cities now.

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Bloke blasts Sprint for fingering his home as phone thieves' den

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Coat

Sorted

Once the problem is confirmed as fixed from Sprint, he should start stealing phones!

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Dell dangles dongle PC at enormo-display-desiring road warriors

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Coat

"Mobile devices have small screens, tablets and PCs aren’t always convenient to haul around, and all these devices require batteries that can run down"

Our device only needs a full HD monitor and everyone walks around with one of those in their pockets or has access to one in foreign parts!

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Which qualifications are worthwhile?

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Go

Re: Language

I am currently working in the Philippines where many IT call centres are located. I was born in France and worked in the UK for 10 years.

Don't dismiss going abroad to get into IT. It's clearly not for everyone but it's an eye openner and you can see why companies are sending jobs there. There is no benefits if you don't work and health care is all private. Result:in the helpdesk I work in, they all want to work hard, they do overtime if necessairy. They all want the latest shinies and they will work for it even though their pay, relative to the shinies, is much less than in western countries. There is more girls than guys and another huge difference is that everyone is really friendly and if they see someone with more money than them, they are happy for their success.

You'll need extra languages skills as a foreigner though, they all speak English and only employ foreigners if they can't find the skills locally (I'm lucky I have French).

I don't have an expat contract but a local one so I get paid a ridiculously low amount by western standard but what matters is what you can buy with it locally. I enjoy a condo with swimming pool and gym.

It might not be for Thomas, the original poster but It might help someone. This is only my experience, your mileage may vary.

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Ten affordable mid-sized Full HD monitors

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Timing

I just bought a similar monitor this weekend after much reading. I got hte LG IPS234V in the end and was surprised not to see it here.

My other choices appear in your ten here so I'm surprised the LG wasn't in it. I really like mine! Having said that, I'm in Asia and not in the UK so the prices might be different.

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Lights, camera, infection: HACKERS get Bollywood makeover

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Mushroom

Indians can do action movies too...

In fact, the best action scenes ever!!!

According to the Yootoob poster:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yysbbPStfWw

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Dotcom titan funds 'Mark Cuban Chair To Eliminate Stupid Patents'

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Mushroom

This is simply not true.

Patents are only good for monopolists. It's been argued many times but somehow, the word doesn't get out as loud as the monopolists word.

http://levine.sscnet.ucla.edu/papers/ip.ch.9.m1004.pdf

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Schmidt: Microsoft will never be as cool as the Gang of Four

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Big Brother

Oxy...

taxed fairly?

A bit like military intelligence?

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Elon Musk envisions small town of VEGETARIANS ON MARS

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Black Helicopters

Re: Dreamers

he's throwing time, money and other people's brains at launch vehicles

And other people's money if he thinks governments should foot part of the initial cost. If it's not viable without tax money, then it's not viable.

I'd jump on the first flight if I was sure there was no taxes on Mars!

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S.G.
Devil

Re: To Mars !!!

They could at least import chickens...

Three breasted chickens of course!

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Amazon accused of remotely wiping punter's Kindle

S.G.
Alert

Re: Calibre is your friend

Calibre is indeed my friend.

Like all tech savy ElReg readers, I feel that this sort of thing won't happen to me because, on principle, I don't trust any company to do the right thing 100% of the time.

I can only imagine how it feels for an unsuspecting everyday user. They must feel violated when something like that happens. At least we expect it will happen to us one day so we have a half baked backup plan.

From the article, there doesn't seem to be any recourse either. This is bad customer service of the highest level. Probably down to that one guy too. I wish him the biggest shower of c@ck!

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Target Silicon Valley: Why A View to a Kill actually made sense

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Black Helicopters

Last Years' target...

Zorin came back to life, created a weather machine and flooded Bangkok last year.

Now there is a global recession... Coincidence? I don't think so!!!

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Sharp punches out über-retina phone screen

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I ♥ science

I really do!

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Google axes YouTube attack vid after Brazilian fuzz uncuff chief

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Big Brother

Free speech

Silly Google, they didn't even know that free speech only applies to what governments like.

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Tacky mobile ad networks could kill publishing, survey shows

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Content

The way I see it, magazines and newspapers have all the same content taken from press releases. They might differ in the theme they cover but any single news item is covered in the same way in different papers.

Is it really a surprise that users go to the place where there is less ads?

Bring me some original content with some real research and it doesn't matter if there are ads. I might even click on one of them one day.

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Humanity facing GLOBAL BACON SHORTAGE

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Trollface

Re: AAAAARRRGGGHHHH!

It's the aporcalipse!

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The problem with wireless: all those effin' wires

S.G.
Holmes

Re: Poor workman blames his cables.

I thought the same thing at first but it's all about avalaible capacity.

Don't kid yourself, if you had a bigger bag, you would have more stuff in it.

It would be like adding lanes on the M25, it would still be jammed, only with more cars. Or having a bigger hard drive... why does it always seem to fill up so quickly???

My advice: get a smaller bag!

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Ultrabook makers take the Ivy Bridge path

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What is Intel thinking?

Do they think end users go in the shop, point their trembling fingers to a laptop and ask in anticipation "ooooh, is it an Ultrabook?"

Or do they think businesses ask for laptops which are to Ultrabook specifications?

They are truly deluded!

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Hackers threaten fresh wave of anti-capitalist web rioting

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Devil

Sticking

yay man, the corporation man, we gonna stick it to them...

Using our high end computers made at the other side of the world by big corporation and shipped by big corporations and ...

Can't they make themself useful and hack the governments agencies who keep monopolies in place, starting with tax offices?

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Behold! Or rather, don't: Bendy see-through DRAM

S.G.

Wearing memory? pft...

I can't wait for memory implants.

Just like in that movies that I forgot the name of, you know, with that guy who says "wow".

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Braben sticks knife into secondhand games market

S.G.

Why not?

And then do the same for cars, so manufacturers get a cut of second hand sales as well.

Also, I recycle toilet wastes as compost, should I send money to the food industry, you know, to make sure the can survive?

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Unarmed Royal Navy T45 destroyer breaks down mid-Atlantic

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Guaranty

Surely it's all still under guaranty so it will be fixed by the suppliers as per EU regulation?

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Foxconn warns phones prices will rise

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Title is required

Surely if business goes elsewhere, Foxconn workers will lose their jobs and will have to go back to their previous lives in the rice paddies.

A more likely scenario would be that they will go to the next factory. The only thing achieved would be delay in production with workers having had to relocate with no improvement in conditions.

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Fanbois love sex toys: Official

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Heart

I wonder...

This has of course nothing to do with the fact that Apple buyers have more disposable income to buy toys.

Linux users know very well that similar results can be obtained for free.

Windows user being either confused or forced to use such thing.

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Brussels declares war on web virgins

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Freedom

one per cent of Europeans can access fibre-networks versus 12 per cent of Japanese people and 15 per cent of South Koreans.

Compare that with the density of people in Europe and in these two country. Trying to connect people in the countryside is not as cost effective.

Anyway, why should people be forced to use the net (or anything for that matter) in a free country?

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Ubuntu Unity interface flashed for speed freaks

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Dual boot?

I don't know any mom and pop who would understand or even use a dual boot.

Having said that I like the idea to have this on a web-centric machine.

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The internet, as imagined in 1965

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Uncanny

They even guessed that everything printed would go strait in the bin.

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Bloke threatens BT with giant plywood cheque

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Asked for a phone number?

I hope you told them that you don't give personal information without consent from the user?

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