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4987 posts • joined 28 May 2010

Microsoft: All RIGHT, you can have your Start button back

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Re: We told you it was shit

Yeah I've come to feel MS were right and we were all wrong on the Ribbon front... cue downvotes...

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Plans for fully 3D-printed gun go online next week

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Weed out the problem

How many morons are going to lose their hands when their print has a defect and explodes?

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Look ma, no plugins! Streaming web video with just JavaScript

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WebGL

No IE support then. I didn't think browsers on mobile supported it either, I know my iPad doesn't (I checked).

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Smaller, second-gen Surface slabs to arrive in June?

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Re: Really don't understand how Microsoft keep getting it all wrong.

Apart from the app-store, everything you say about WP is tripe.

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Google Glass eye-cam to turn us all into right little winkers

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Auto filming when scared/surprised/aroused?

I wonder if it's able to detect your pupil size and start filming when this suddenly changes, i.e. when something interesting happens?

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37,000-machine study finds most reliable Windows PC is a Mac

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Re: I went the other way.

If your wintel boxes crash, they're built or used wrong.

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Re: Does the company know anything about BootCamp?

If you have to start mucking about with USB then it is no longer straightforward compared to "insert disk, press go".

Of course many Macs don't have optical drives which makes it less straightforward still.

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Re: Surprise!!!! - Windows is the LEAST reliable...

Well done Eadon, a new low. Go read it again and find something related to criticise.

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just 0.88 crashes a week

Is that .88 crashes per PC (mac) per week? Because that seems incredibly high to me - I use my PC for 8-10 hours a day for gaming, development, etc and frequently go for weeks without restarting (I hibernate). I cannot remember the last time it actually crashed or blue-screened. I don't think this is particularly unusual...

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Re: Apple users use OsX most of the time

Are we sure they don't amortize the results per hour of use or anything like that?

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Re: Let's see....@Andy Prough

The laptop I don't turn on never crashes, and is about as useful as a Chromebook.

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Star Trek: The original computer game

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Something's wrong...

Nobody has made some vicious attack on the new film yet.

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Twitter snaps up ex-banker IPO expert - CAN'T THINK WHY

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sensible

Twitter is both a real company and not years into its life like FB was. Seems a good time to IPO - they're established but not stale.

The less networked way twitter works - no friend groups except in a transient way - might give more longevity too (maybe).

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Dunkin' Donuts temps S Korea with ultrasonic tags

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Re: "dogs shouldn't be hanging round the counter of a food shop anyway."

Ah, it's cool to diss things that are popular. What a non-conformist you are.

Although doughnuts for breakfast.... eew. Are DD really competing with SB though, surely DD sells coffee to go with the donuts?

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Impoverished net user slams 'disgusting' quid-a-day hack

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Re: Eh?

Because schools and libraries don't provide free internet to poor people...

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I live on Ramon noodles and chicken with peas and various spices

Sounds tasty, I'd eat that.

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Move over Radeon, GeForce – Intel has a new graphics brand: Iris

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Re: Not exactly...

the HD4000 is pretty good, a massive leap from the previous generation. It runs full D3D10/11 and our 3D software runs on it happily. Obviously not going to be used in a gaming rig but it will run games.

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Lehman Brothers sues Intel over a billion dollar deal

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Yeah you'd think if they were bankrupt they'd struggle to pay the lawyers!

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How does Lehman even still exist?

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Apple designer Sir Jony Ive holding up iOS 7 development: Report

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That bloody bookshelf

please do kill it

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Pirates scoff at games dev sim's in-game piracy lesson

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Re: What a surprise

The "people use torrents for legal/good purposes" line is so lame. It's like trying to justify the legalisation of pot because some people use it medicinally. People may use torrenting sites/tools for non-pirate reasons, but piracy is what drives their development.

The people 'pirating' this game were breaking no laws but they didn't know that, which is the key point. They thought they were pirating it.

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Re: Wait...

There's a difference between a technical DRM solution which stops you installing it, and a license which simply says "you can only use it on 3 devices".

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Re: not like reality at all

All scientific studies commissioned by those who like piracy you mean. Studies commissioned by games companies show the opposite.

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Re: Oh the hypocisy

It's not illegal to rip off another game otherwise we'd never have had Unreal, Crysis, etc. It is illegal to pirate it.

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What a surprise

A website like El Reg which has a high proportion of freeloading pirates views this negatively. While a website predominantly for game developers (professional and hobbyist) views it as a great idea http://www.gamedev.net/topic/642460-ironic-game-gets-pirates-to-feel-the-sting-of-piracy/)

Almost like both sides are speaking out of self-interest.

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Weary quid-a-day nosh hack fears colonal mass ejection

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Re: Out of curiosity ...

Jake sounds like he probably has a large supply of guns and diesel generators. Are you expecting the machines to rise up soon?

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Why next iPhone screen could be made of SAPPHIRE - and a steal...

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Re: Ah yes, Hunting for Slags...

In northern towns you don't exactly need to hunt for them, any more than you have to hunt for pools of sick.

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Re: whyPhone

What Tom said - he means top end expensive phone.

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Facebook fails to wow Wall Street with slow profit growth

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Re: Does not matter

If you make $0 profit after R&D, paying all your staff, etc, you are still sustainable.

200m seems an OK profit to me, they're working on a margin of ~15%, considering how much they're spending.

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Re: Of these DAU/MAU figures, what would be really interesting

Seems you are looking for data to fit your opinion rather than being objective about it.

For one thing, how do you know a smartphone counts as a daily user if it is not actively used to check the site?

Your theory also has a big hole, that people change phones quite often on average so those who are "over it" would get weeded out every time they upgrade. Of course there'd be some lag...

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Hotel marketplace Airbnb: Show us your privates if you want to book a bed

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Re: HAH! Yeah, err, no thanks.

"And not just for the passport stuff but for the social network crap too"

Presumably that's for those who are happy to use their FB logon as a SSO rather than having 8 gazillion accounts, which is fair enough as long as it's not mandatory.

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Atoms star in ball-bothering boffins' Big Blue movie

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Re: Background?

Are those ripples around each atom a visible realisation of quantum probability wavefronts or just an artifact?

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Okay, but why bother?

Because they can.

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P2P badboy The Pirate Bay sets sail for the Caribbean

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A joke

It's as much a farce as the extradition of Abu Hamza

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Next Xbox to be called ‘Xbox Infinity’... er... ‘Xbox’

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Well the PS4 has switched to using standard PC components...

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Brit horologist hammers out ‘first’ ATOMIC-POWERED watch

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Pictures?

The innards are cool but where are the 28 dials?

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BlackBerry: THE TRUTH about that 5.1 per cent UK market figure

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Re: I know who I believe,

A sample of 1 is always so compelling. Doubly so when posting as AC.

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Market share of market share of new devices?

Which is being measured and valued? For instance BB/MS could have 5% of the total market share but be selling 20% of new phones (in theory) and this would give two very different pictures.

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Quid-a-day nosh challenge hack forms foraging party

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Re: Milk in "risotto"?

Risotto does look a bit rank but many nice foods do.

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Re: The hunger will fade I think.

With rice you can eat as much as you want for £1 a day I reckon so pure bulk isn't an issue?

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Mushroom risottish?

Sod that, fry them with some scrambled eggs!

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Review: Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 WinPro 8 tablet

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Re: Price: Quantity vs Quality

Plus data loss - it's reasonable to assume data obtained in the field is not backed up until they return.

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Sounds shit

Not the concept, just the implementation on this model. What's the point of a tablet that is rain-proof if you can't actually use it outside - half the use-cases involve using it in situ not repairing to the van to enter the data.

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Brits on benefits: 'Dole office site only works on PCs over 10 YEARS OLD'

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Re: Problem?

Yeah, loads of benefits claimants know about Linux.

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Re: Do you know anyone on benefits? No, didn't think so

But the stereotype of the doleite who can afford Sky, fags, booze and a PS3 is very much true.

If you're on benefits, how do you even afford a smartphone?!

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Quid-a-day nosh challenge hack in bullet-hard chickpea drama

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Re: Chorizo

I've heard you can get a slab of sausage in a phone booth but that is a bit different.

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Fanbois vs fandroids: Punters display 'tribal loyalty'

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Re: @JDX

It does, it says they are rich.

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Judge sets the date for Patent Smackdown 2: The Damages

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Facepalm

The judge should ... put all of Samsung and Apple patents in the public domain

Yeah and maybe demand they give all their phones away for free.

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Fried-egg sarnies kick off Reg man's quid-a-day nosh challenge

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Re: Nice shopping

This is like Terry Pratchett's assertion that the rich can live for less than the poor because they can buy boots which cost 10X as much but last forever while the poor have to buy cheap ones that only last a year or two?

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Google Now lands on iOS

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Re: Cards

Yeah who'd have thought Google would be as evil as to try and make money from their software.

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