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5505 posts • joined 28 May 2010

Elop's enlarged package claim was a cock-up, admits Nokia chairman

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Re: I'm getting divorced so I need 18.8 million Euros

Or, her lawyers will tear him to shreds if he voluntarily accepts less, because it affects what she'll get.

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Looking for freelancer

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If it's full-time for multiple months, you could buy an ad on JobServe or similar. You might also try advertising on jobs.joelonsoftware.

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Fan whips out own pair of iPhone 32Cs, 'unlocks' mobe using breasticle

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Re: Nipples are "like snowflakes",

Fun when you first see them, but boring once you've been staring at them for a week and you need to go outside?

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Re: Waterproofing is pretty cool though

I was thinking the same... add a feature that was a joke and get all the media coverage.

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Re: *holes

Diddums, so it's OK for you to call people names but not for people to call you on being an obnoxious jerk?

PS: I've never owned an iPhone.

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Re: *holes

If you can talk out of yours, they can probably use theirs as fingers.

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Google tentacle slips over YouTube comments: Now YOUR MUM is at the top

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You know

Sometimes what is best for Google is better for users too. They may be doing it for business reasons, but I like the idea of conversations in comments, and seeing if anyone I know has commented, more than what 46000 poeple who can't spell think.

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Speaking in Tech: 'Why are you talking on your iPad Mini?'

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RSS?

I see three provider-specific links, but what is the actual RSS URL for me to plug into my preferred podcast tool (Juice)?

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Oracle sued over $33,000 bill for SaaS: STRIPPERS as a SERVICE

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just a 15-minute walk from El Reg's bureau in the city

I hope you've sent your man down to question them about this in person?

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There's ONE country that really likes the iPhone 5c as well as the 5s

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So all this "nobody is buying a 5c" talk is nonsense... even in America in in 4 people choose a C over an S?

I'm not sure about the colours, but don't they do a white C - perfect for someone who wants a cheaper iPhone? It's basically a 5 after all.

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Apple blings up new iMac with latest Intel chips, next-gen Wi-Fi

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Re: CD/DVD drive

You're going to say it's not all-in-one because it has a MOUSE? What kind of retard ARE you?

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Re: all-in-one iMac

I bet it doesn't include a modem either.

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Re: Next gen WiFi???

Andy Prough... that could be anyone.

John Downs, age 24 3/4, 56 Poplar Drive, Guildford. (left off postcode to protect my privacy)

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Re: Can we PLEASE get to grips with this "Apple are expensive" line?

I think they are still very expensive on pure spec. £1750 for a PC with 8Gb of RAM and an i5 seems a lot... this is not a top spec for a desktop PC.

I actually believe design is worth something, and that screen is very pretty too, but I don't think arguing "it's a reasonable price for the spec" is tenable.

Just for laughs I spent 30s on Dell and got a 12Gb i7 & system for £1050.

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Re: Did you really need to explain what an iMac is on a tech site?

Actually, I just did go to the Apple store.

http://store.apple.com/uk/mac/family/imac

Since there was no i7 model listed I assumed El Reg were correct. Hiding it as a final customisation offer wasn't something I spotted until I double checked.,

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Did you really need to explain what an iMac is on a tech site?

I do some iOS development on my 2008 MacBook which is starting to show its age. I have to remind myself more and more frequently that a Mac Mini would be a more than adequate replacement, rather than splashing out on a 27" iMac.

Shame there's no i7 version though. If you're going to splash out, you might as well do it properly!

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Robocars, backseat fun, satnav 2.0: Meet the bit of Nokia Microsoft didn't buy

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"We will still surprise people with leading-edge hardware."

As in, it'll be a surprise if they produce anything leading-edge?

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Facebook Frankenphoto morgue will store cold, dead selfies FOREVER

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Your old photos aren't going to be much use to advertisers. One assumes if the advertisers needed these photos they couldn't be stored in this way!

Very interesting tech, but moving to such vibration-sensitive drives seems like a step back. The benefits must be significant to outweigh such delicate hardware...

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Circling the RIM: BB10 becomes chamber of horrors for BlackBerry

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Re: Campaign for real English words...

I'm sorry but in a complaint about new words being devised, you use 'buzzword' without irony?

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Microsoft: Surface is DEAD. Long live the Surface 2!

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Re: They still don't get it.

Pro isn't aimed at the masses but as a "business tablet".

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Actually looks quite nice

...I just can't see any reason to buy one (RT that is). Perhaps styling and design is an area they hope to score points on. In my personal view, iPad is still a mile ahead of even top Android tablets in terms of "how pretty the box is" and sells a lot of units on that basis.

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Grand Theft Auto V: Violent, sweary and amazingly ambitious

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He's not even looked at the multiplayer yet.

It's too early.

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Chaos Computer Club: iPhone 5S finger-sniffer COMPROMISED

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Still seems more secure than a PIN to me.

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Re: This is the most assine article ever....

How has it been proved wrong? Creating a 2400dpi latex fingerprint copy is not exactly an easy process.

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Re: Funny really ...

So you think a burglar is going to follow someone around, waiting for them to discard an empty soft drink can, before fishing it out of the bin and then nicking their phone?

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Re: How easy is it REALLY to get your fingerprint from a phone?

The only means... no. By far the biggest.... yes. Someone nicks your phone and wants to be able to unlock it.

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How easy is it REALLY to get your fingerprint from a phone?

The idea that a modern phone is a perfect fingerprint retrieval surface seems to make sense, but is it really? Maybe when your phone is new and clean, but what about after you've been touching it dozens of times a day? Won't the prints all be overlapping and smudged?

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WHY do phone cams turn me into a clumsy twat with dexterity of an elephant?

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what appears to be a giant inflatable cock

Considering the band, I think it probably is supposed to be a cock disguised as a bird

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Fanbois shun 'crappy plastic' iPhone 5C

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Note that

none of the people deriding the 5C have actually seen one in the flesh, let alone touched it. Apple surely could do with passing one around inside the shop!

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Open source Android fork Cyanogen becomes $7m company

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Re: Oh Jeez

You might have failed to notice, but the big curvy things at the end of those sentences denote a question is being asked, rather than an idiotic statement being uttered - that's apparently something best left to you.

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Oh Jeez

So a creating a new mobile OS is the new bandwagon? Is the actuality that this is a bit like how there are many Linux distros but it's still the same underlying OS?

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Final preview of IE11 for Windows 7 uncanned

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Happy about WebGL

It's a cool tech. Although not happy about the idea I might personally have to write JS to use it!

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Re: If is crashes like IE10 then I'll pass

Your PC is likely to blame. Or it's one of those freak cases - you can find at least one person for who any app you think of simply won't work, to the mystification of developers.

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Korean stealth-scraper plans will turn 450 metre tower INVISIBLE

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Forget invisibility

think of the light shows this makes possible

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Official crackdown on Apple fanboi 'shanty town' ahead of London iPhone launch

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Re: Queuing already?

Yes but they like being in the rain.

Not really any sadder in the grand scheme of things than sitting outside watching a man try to hit a red ball with a plank for 5 days.

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Microsoft puts something hard and sensitive in your pocket

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Yawn

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Microsoft relents: 'Go ahead, install Windows 8.1 on clean PCs'

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You realise for most users this is a non-issue... how many home users upgrade their OS? Only nerds and businesses are affected; nerds will easily manage and businesses work differently.

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Apple beckons fanbois back into its golden era... of, er, 2010

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True but

a)That's not Apple's fault

b)No surprise developers stop supporting older versions when Apple won't let anyone install them

Perhaps app-developers will continue to develop for older iOS versions, or keep support alive longer, if there is a large enough userbase to make it worthwhile.

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DARPA: You didn't think we could make a Mach 6 spaceplane, so let us have this MACH TEN job

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Re: Basic questions for DARPA projects

How much in the world of medicine has its roots in military R&D do you think?

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Microsoft no longer a top Linux kernel contributor

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Bloaty?

Given that we're talking about the KERNEL here, not Linux as a whole, I'm genuinely interested what all these companies are changing all the time - why is the 2010 kernel not any good for 2013?

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It's Grand Theft Auto 5 day: Any of you kids remember GTA the First?

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Re: No PC Version...

The future is clearly whatever platform developers develop for; it doesn't matter a damn how fancy it is. Wii is proof enough of that.

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Bill Gates again world's richest, tops in US for 20th straight year

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Re: Food for thought

If you can afford food, housing and new cloths, plus (I assume) a computer and/or smartphone, by what metric are you under the poverty line?

Genuine question, not an attack.

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It is impossible to have a billion dollars without that fact in some way helping others.

Perhaps true but if we assume that $1bn existed already, concentrating it in one person's bank account is probably the least beneficial option.

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Re: still better at making it than giving it away

Maybe he's making it faster than he can give it away...

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Apple to uncloak new iPads, iMacs at October 15 event?

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An updated iPad is nice news but not really big news, since they don't even number the iPad series themselves! iPad4 is already so damn fast too.

An updated iPad mini is probably the most interesting thing here, though I still expect it to be a repackaged iPad4.

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Google cooks web dev teaching tool for Raspberry Pi

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Coder needs to be installed on an SD card and that card must be poked into a Pi.

Gee thanks for the tip that you have to plug the SD card in.

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Paypal not sure if its bargepole is long enough for crowdfunding

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Re: "Never really seen the point of Pay Pal."

Just like a bank then.

You confuse the term 'point' with 'business model'. The point is to let people buy and sell stuff online, the business model is to make money off that.

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From launch to orbit: The new commercial space pioneers

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Mars One

"Mars One is essentially an interplanetary mashup of X-Factor and Big Brother, with candidates being selected by web vid audiences and the whole mission being broadcast live 24/7."

No it isn't (my housemate is an applicant so I have a good source). While it does plan to be relaity TV, that's actually in this case simply showing 'real reality' on TV, not people acting like idiots for the camera. It's designed as a very serious colonisation mission - nobody would get to go purely on the public vote, the public would only influence which of the pre-screened people get to go on the arduous and very thorough training program, teaching them everything from medical skills to toilet management.

I personally don't think it's going to get anywhere, but please don't believe the sound-bites about this being "big brother in space" with all the negative connotations this implies. The people applying are physicists, nerds, etc, not loudly gay morons.

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The future of PCIe: Get small, speed up, think outside the box

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simplicity ... helps developers ... reap the benefits of PCIe in small form-factor devices.

What are the benefits, specifically?

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Microsoft announces iPad amnesty for fanbois

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Re: only going to cause more embarrassment ?

Yeah, a straight trade-in would actually make some sort of sense for RT tablets, and a big (like $500) voucher towards a Pro version.

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