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5647 posts • joined 28 May 2010

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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Quid-a-day nosh challenge hack forms foraging party

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Mushroom risottish?

Sod that, fry them with some scrambled eggs!

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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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Last all week?

Without going off?

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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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It's quite amazing Apple have damn near half the entire smartphone market in the US.

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Judge sets the date for Patent Smackdown 2: The Damages

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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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Egg sarnies

If you hard-boil them then it's a whole other sandwich - equally toast and fried/poached/scrambled egg or even toast & soldiers.

However I hope your loaf doesn't go mouldy...

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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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Re: Linguistics

Sci-Fi has been suggesting that for decades, or at least that we'll speak a special dialect when conversing with computers.

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Re: Ah, more competition ..

You probably should stay off the internet if you're that paranoid.

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Review: Nokia Lumia 520

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Re: I'll check it out.

Normal people do not buy a phone based a on a list of statistics. It would be like buying a car purely for it's bhp and 0-60 rather than things like ride comfort, styling. etc.

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Re: Landfill Android?

Clearly you have insider knowledge of MS patent portfolio in order to state that MS are FALSELY claiming people owe them money?

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No Gorilla glass

Surely everyone puts a screen protector on their pricey smartphone anyway so the smeariness issue is moot?

I'm very tempted to upgrade from my 610 but I guess I'll wait a bit. At this end of the market, it does sound a very good deal - for a basic smartphone apps are less of an issue I would imagine too since that's not what we want a budget phone for.

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

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Re: Was there a Demo version?

If the game's costing $8, it's not too unreasonable to buy it on a whim if reviews are OK (are there any?)

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Re: Ahh..

Loads of people who would buy a full version if they had no other choice, would still pirate a free copy. That doesn't mean every pirate copy is a lost sale, more the reverse - people used to pursue cheap imports in the old days in the same way.

Those who simply want to pirate will not buy games, but many genuine would-be buyers are lost when a free copy is so easy to get.

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Google to Glass devs: 'Duh! Go ahead, hack your headset'

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Re: Brilliant initiative from Google's end

Making it hard to spot you're wearing them is a way off but you can already buy a hidden camera that lives in a button if you want to.

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Re: Targeted advertising...?

If you wear them when naked it will be able to tell if you do...

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Yeah, I mean your Android phone is just a constant barrage of targeted advertising, all over the homescreen, during phone and video calls, etc.

Glass is just another Android device.

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iPhone 5 totters at the top as Samsung thrusts up UK mobe chart

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Re: Back from the brink?

WP is objectively a great OS, certainly not pants. People who don't know what an OS is probably shouldn't use the term.

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Science of the lambs: Boffins grow GLOW-IN-THE-DARK sheep

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"very much loved"

Oh yeah?

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

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Re: Internet connection required

There were rumours the PS4 would be like that too. They are merely rumours.

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Reg hack to starve on £1 a day for science

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FOR SCIENCE?

For social justice surely.

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Re: Dear God

You need to learn about the reduced section and when the fill it up. I know a married couple who lived off £10 for their groceries as their regular life, and it wasn't even like they were just surviving, they could rustle up quite nice meals.

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Not representative

"By living off just £1 per day for food for 5 days, you will be bringing to life the direct experiences of the 1.4 billion people currently living in extreme poverty and helping to make real change."

In many of the poorest countries, £1 would buy you 3 meals... hell in some countries you could buy 3 beers with £1!

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Mobes' pay-by-bonk just isn't cool enough, sniffs Tesco bod

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Re: Why does it have to be in a phone?

Maybe that's how you treat your pets, but not the rest of us.

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Re: Revolutionary small payment method

Don't be silly. He has such an important life, those 20s could be used posting a sarcastic comment on the internet. People need to live more relaxed lives...

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Taking a card out of my wallet is ... quicker than loading a phone app

Isn't the point that you don't have to load an app?

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Re: The kids won't use it??? WTF

How often do you see people paying with their phones? I never saw anyone... barely see anyone using NFC on their CC either although it's handy in MCDonald since small payments need no pin.

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Amazon's cloud on track for $2bn in revenue in 2013

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I never really understood why Amazon have their own branded credit card. It doesn't seem to fit in with their other products and they seem relatively focused on their target markets (unlike Tesco for example). Other than a bit of extra cash, is there some good business logic for doing this?

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Re: Wandering lonely

You mean shifting from crummy local Windows infrastructure to scalable, efficient open-source stack?

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Google's Euro antitrust offer: Fine! We'll link to our search rivals

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Re: Will they also force...

When Ford buy all the showrooms and prevent any builders buying new ones, wait and see.

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Re: Oh no!

Might is right eh?

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High-rollers’ shop pitches wallet-pounding, wall-pummelling MONSTER TV

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Re: The frame comes off

String/rope/wire routinely hold hundreds of Kg and things costing far more - the mast on a yacht for instance.

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Nick Clegg: Snooper's Charter 'isn't going to happen'

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Re: I would sell my mum for votes

Eunuchs have historically been employed in brothels and harems, since they can be trusted not to touch the merchandise.

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Apple slips Antennagate victims $15 each. The lawyers get $16m

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Re: The Microsoft Tax

I think they're both equally asinine.

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Flame

Great objective reporting...

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Amazon: Hard luck Microsoft, AWS will always be cheaper

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Re: Lock-in

Easy to say, harder to do when you're talking about big amounts of data. Even if you have a copy, getting it into another setup is a big job because data volume has increased far faster than upload speeds.

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Re: @JDX

They could but they make tons of money from AWS as well. It would not do MS any good if their AWS customers got huge price hikes because migrating to Azure might be no easier than porting to Linux and staying on AWS without needing to migrate data.

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Re: Always cheaper?

It's anti-competitive to lower their prices?

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Want a coffee with Tim Cook? Better start saving now

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$5000 for Piers Morgan?

It's a bit low but I could do with the cash if he promises not to talk too much.

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Bill Gates offends Koreans after sticking hand down trousers

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Re: Its not a mistake

Maybe he doesn't think it's right he should kow-tow to other's customs, that is hardly an unusual view amongst nerds - as is general contempt for social convention.

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Twitter signs ad deal for MEELLIONS with marketing bods

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Re: There some cool possibilities

I never said it was perfect, only that there are possibilities here. In theory clever software could detect things with some degree of usefulness, it doesn't have to be perfect.

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There some cool possibilities

(in a techy marketing way at least)

Like seeing what you're watching based on your hashtags and tailoring ads for stuff in the show or deemed likely to be of interest. Advertising tailored to you based on what you're doing RIGHT NOW is pretty powerful potentially.

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Make cool shows, make money: Netflix's SHOCKING TV strategy

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Re: Nice, if you can watch it

£5.99 is the monthly subscription, HoC just became available like every other show.

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Re: @Steve Knox

They make it easy to cancel though. You don't have to phone some pushy salesman to get them to allow you to cancel, which is my pet peeve for free trials. Not as good as those trials who let you pre-select not to pay when you sign up, but not bad.

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