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5327 posts • joined 28 May 2010

Apple loses sauce, BlackBerry squashed and Microsoft, er, WinsPhones (Nokia's)

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glasses and lasers

"Some people are paying thousands of pounds to get their eye's lasered so they don't have to wear glasses"

They still wear sunglasses when it's sunny. People don't like having to wear glasses just to see normally, this doesn't mean they won't wear glasses which provide additional functionality (like internet or not going blind).

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Fanbois, prepare to lose your sh*t as BRUSSELS KILLS IPHONE dock

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Re: Cables?

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: The world does not revolve around Apple

Don't let facts get in the way of being a moron...

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Not sure about this

While I think a standard is very much a Good Thing (whether it's an existing mini-USB or Lightning or something brand new), I'm not sure I like government dictating what companies can and can't do. Shouldn't market forces be allowed to work here?

Also, if this is an EU thing does it mean Apple can sell Lightning-based phones in the US and USB (or whatever) in the EU if they choose? The US is their biggest market and changing connector AGAIN to please the EU might be very unpopular with the Yanks.

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TomTom GO 6000 satnav chews on smarties and tablets

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a considerable chunk of motorists don’t bother with satnavs - 39 per cent, in fact

I'm surprised it's only 39%, so many people in late middle age and above don't use them and see no need to, they've managed for decades without needing hand-holding turn-by-turn help!

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Mozilla: Native code? No, it's JavaScript, only it's BLAZING FAST

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applications always run 10 times as slow and take 4 times the memory still

How is this kind of ignorant statement getting up-votes? One would hope Reg readers weren't that dumb.

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Gran Turismo 6: Another glossy, gorgeous Mario Kart on steroids

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Re: So, do I buy?

Why would being 3 years old matter when it targets the same hardware? I wouldn't in general expect a new game now to be better than a new game 3 years ago.

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Negative is positive?

All the negative comments are basically "it's not much better than GT5". But GT5 was/is very well regarded isn't it?

I don't have any GT game other than GT5 prologue so on that basis it seems like GT6 is wonderful... as long as you don't already have GT5?

Or should I use this as an opportunity to buy GT5 cheap?

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Feminist Software Foundation gets grumpy with GitHub … or does it?

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Does it work?

Did anyone try it out?

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Sky rapped over PREMATURE SEXY CONDOM ad

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Re: Nobody's arguing

Well yes, you don't want them having unrealistic expectations ;)

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Re: @ JDX

Showing a condom ad to people not even interested in sex seems rather pointless. Most kids who get pregnant HAVE had sex-ed. They just do it anyway. Just as kids are all told smoking is bad, but so many still take it up.

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Pooing is natural but we still tend not to do it in public. "It's natural" is not a valid argument in itself. Wanting to punch people is natural, but we are taught not to do this too often.

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Tube be or not tube be: Apple’s CYLINDRICAL Mac Pro is out tomorrow

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Re: Shame

Very unlikely people will buy this just for fun, that's what the iMac is for. Pro is for people who DO actually want to use their computer to do some work.

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Google Glass pics will BAFFLE admirers: Nudge nudge, WINK WINK

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there are many places in the world where you don't want to be caught taking candid photos

Which will simply ban wearing such devices, just as swimming baths ban using mobile phones.

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Expect to see Google Glassholes winking at you from across the street

I've yet to see anyone with them. Are they even in mainstream production yet?

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Camera-phones were/are a perv's dream too. So are mini-cameras you can fit in a coathook or your hat/lapel. So what?

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Microsoft admits: We WON'T pick the next Steve Ballmer this year

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Musk?

That would be fun...

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Google's Dart on target to replace JavaScript? That'll be the day

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Re: Give me a proper strongly typed OO language, then we'll talk

Or because some of us don't want to download kilobytes of extraneous data in web-pages?

Have page-shrinkers ever really become the norm (i.e. cut comments, rename variables as short as possible), or has widespread ADSL meant nobody cares any more?

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This is still going?

I'd assumed it had died like so many other Google technologies e.g. Gears. And what's the story with NaCl while we're on the subject - gaining traction or just another technologically cool idea that isn't going to take off in real life?

I really don't think the right idea is to introduce ANOTHER language. Being able to re-use code between your browser and desktop apps (and even the server for shared libraries) is surely a better idea than having to port your code, rewrite standard libs from one language that don't exist in another, etc?

Streamlined versions of JS are not solving the underlying problem.

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Re: Java

Sorry Steve but you're showing your ignorance. Certain Java IMPLEMENTATIONS have security holes. Not the Java language itself. Using Java as the native browser language doesn't mean we have to use Oracle Java.

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Zuck you! Facebook introduces 'Dislike' button... in Messenger

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You do realise that "narcissistic unwashed" describes IT workers far better than the general population, right?

FB was designed for the masses i.e. normal people, who care about the mundane minutiae of friends' lives. We're the odd ones, not them.

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Maybe FB is right, after all didn't our parents always say...

..."If you've nothing nice to say, say nothing?"

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You have it backwards, you should be friending people on FB after they are your friends in real life, a bit like swapping mobile numbers or email addresses.

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because there's no other way to express an emotion

This has led to many bizarre situations, such as people "Liking" the fact their chum's parents have passed away, because there's no other way to express an emotion.

Other than commenting on the post. Or phoning them up.

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Microsoft's cloudy chief: Azure reliability knocks your own kit for six

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Re: Microsoft can go

I bet 20 years ago you were advising companies "don't waste time with the internet, it's just a fad".

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Apple fanbois warned: No, Cupertino HASN'T built a Bitcoin mining function into Macs

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B.) YOU SHOULD NEVER TRUST ANYTHING ON 4CHAN.

Very true except that

a)most people have never even HEARD of 4Chan

b)if someone starts copying it around the web the fact it came from 4Chan is irrelevant

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Re: No sympathy...

Yeah, chicks only dig people who know their unix commandline. Oh wait, it's generally the opposite, sitting on your PC all day telling everyone how smart you are is more likely to result in YOU not reproducing.

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Boffins: On my command, unleash REMOTE CONTROL BULL SPERM

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Smart

Since true nanobots remain over the horizon, some sort of hybrid is a very clever idea. Our own cells are far better than anything we can yet dream of making.

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Apple iPhone 5s still world's top-selling smartphone – report

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Re: Poor ol' 5C

Yeah poor old Apple selling squillions of their old model.

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Re: Nokia

I'd like to see a longer list. With so many handsets, and even the Lumia range now quite wide, for any handset to make the list is notable but doesn't tell so much about the OS war.

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Facebook-owned Instagram morphs into messaging service to please admen

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Snapchat spurned a $3bn buyout offer from Facebook.

If this is true, then WHY? They think they are worth more?!!!

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Re: Ads, Ads and yet more [redacted] ads

Sure - as soon as people want to start paying for services rather than expecting them to be free.

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Enraged by lengthy Sky broadband outage? Blame BT Openreach cable thieves

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Re: That Takes Brain Cells

Seems rather dumb to assume all criminals are dumb.

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Google embiggens its fat vid pipe Chromecast with TEN new supported apps

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Re: I'm with you on that.

But bizarrely not the comments.

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You don't have to be open-source to be open, although if you are bound to Google-issued IDs then I agree with you in this case.

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Heart part more art than state-of-the-art: Shine wearable activity sensor

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It looks really slick which is a nice change, but it sounds like the actual usefulness and cost are widely at odds.

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How the UK's national memory lives in a ROBOT in Kew

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Re: i wonder..

So how is that better or worse than writing it down and finding that in 7000AD we don't use writing anymore?

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Re: i wonder..

You can read most of the content in a DOCX file with notepad if you wish to.

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Smarty Ring promises technology at your fingertips

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Iain M. Banks RIP

Clearly an early version of a ring terminal.

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Quadrillion-dollar finance house spams Reg reader with bankers' private data

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Unhappy

Reward?

More likely he'll be sued

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Los Angeles' weather is just like MORDOR, says Brit climate prof

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Re: Obviously someone who loves their work!

>>Imagine having a job that you loved so much that you'd be happy to do something like this in your own time?

Like being a computer programmer you mean?

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Re: As with all Climate models

Applying it to Orbitals, Rings or Spheres might be more interesting.

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Ten top tech toys to interface with a techie’s Christmas stocking

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Sphero

That looks kind of cool but sadly for me it'd have to fall into the £20-ish price bracket alongside those remote-control mini-helicopters

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eBay head honcho: Amazon drone delivery plan is 'FANTASY'

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What would eBay know about it?

They don't post anything to anyone, that's kind of the entire basis of their business.

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Mars One's Red Planet foray is still on – but not until 2018

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Re: What will Planet Earth's attention span be?

I suppose you're thinking along the lines of Apollo 13 where nobody wants to watch anymore? If they really get people living on Mars, I think you can bet the project will attract more serious attention.

Plus, even if/when attention wanes, I reckon the first colony will still attract a lot of TV viewers around the globe. Even another moon landing would get a lot of interest.

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Justin Bieber BEGGED for a $200k RIM JOB – and got REJECTED

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"Give me $200,000 and 20 devices"

Why on earth would you want 20 devices rather than the money to buy them?

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Re: "This kid might outlive RIM.” Everyone laughed

Not just an idiot but an ignorant idiot?

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Our Vulture strokes Dell's ROBUST 15 INCHER: Inspiron 15 Core i7

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Performance, 17"

I'm not sure I would have been quick to criticise a laptop with 8Gb RAM, a 2GB GPU and an i7 for not being well-specced!

Also, good to see there are still some decent 17" options out there, it seemed like that size was being killed off the last few years but for me it would be essential in a desktop replacement.

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Microsoft 'cautiously optimistic' about Christmas sales

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Re: MS's business plan:

2. Get it on a PC in every home

This is well known and has been incredibly successful the last 20+ years

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