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8 posts • joined 14 Apr 2010

Inside Adastral: BT's Belgium-sized broadband boffinry base

FatCandy
FAIL

Will be amazing...

...when BT/OpenReach figure out how to connect basic communications infrastructure to a new housing estate in under 35 days. Hey ho, at least British companies (particularly communication ones at that) are best in the world - the Swedes have nothing on us.

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BlackBerry CEO: Our vibrating devices will satisfy most needs

FatCandy
WTF?

Re: Really ....

If third place is going to be decided by eco-system then MS are way out in front compared to Blackberry IMHO. The Blackberry store is seriously bare. With that said, any sensible person should look past the usual "our AppStore has 700K apps" marketing BS and look for the apps they will actually use.

On a different note, I can't understand why the mobile computing industry has polarised as ridiculously as it has. Sheep instinct I guess...

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Google unleashes (another) Facebook knock-off

FatCandy
Joke

Must've been said before

When will Facebitch be renamed to Facepalm? When that day comes I may well use the +1 button...

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BlackBerry boss renews disdain for Steve Jobs

FatCandy
WTF?

Vtech anyone?

Do the iDevices remind anyone of the VTech computers for kids? Oh, and I thought the JesusPlatform (the jPlatform if you will) killed Flash what with it being a CPU/memory hog with poor performance and all? Guess not and now we have documented proof. Well, truth be told, we've had it since Froyo but I thought I'd humor the fanbois.

I'm just waiting for El Reg to write an article titled something along the lines of "Fanbois howl as true value of the jPlatform is revealed" or "World laughs at fanboi devs fannying about with yet another pointless app".

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Adobe AIR 2.5 adds Flash to Android, TV and RIM tablets

FatCandy
Jobs Horns

Might've guessed the fanbois would weigh in

Enough said in the title really...

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Trident delay by the Coalition: Cunning plan, or bad idea?

FatCandy
WTF?

Sounds like a Frank Herbert creation?

This explanation sounds like it came from Dune whilst having "real world" socio-political mumbo jumbo slapped on top....

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Ballmer's 'lost generation' note finds resonance

FatCandy
Grenade

Win7 over OSX?

Has anyone ever tried to get software for a Mac not made by Apple/Microsoft/Adobe? If not try it, 99% of it is rubbish that will exhibit some serious, unwanted side-effects. Similarly, if you do find software for a Mac that is not made by one of the aforementioned companies, you will find that it is overpriced. Fanbois will be crying foul at this observation! Give me empirical proof you say. Okay, fine. SVN clients. On Windows one has access to the excellent, opensource TortoiseSVN (note the OPENSOURCE) on Mac we have access to well nothing usable really unless you're willing to stick your hand in your skyrocket and fork out (at reduced price & one time offer) $59. The counter-argument is that one can use terminal instead, but WTF is the point of buying a Mac instead of using a Linux distro if I'm forced to go to terminal?!

Being the owner and user of Mac/Win/Linux systems one quickly realizes the pros and cons of each. What I can say for certainty is that my servers will always run one flavour or another of Linux but as for Personal Computing, for me Apple is out of touch not MS. Win7 really is the bees knees and in my mind far superior, not only due to the improvements made in the OS but because I'm not locked into the workflows dreamed up by Jobs and his minions. The days of Apple's superiority in the hardware sector are drawing to a close. I just got a ThinkPad W510 and it's performance and quality are truly staggering.

Conclusion -> Give me choice and quality over aesthetics any day.

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Neil Armstrong slams 'devastating' Constellation cancellation

FatCandy

shame

I heard the other day that 30 million plus Americans are starving each day. In real terms that is 60% of the UK population. Food or space, I know what I'd choose.

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