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* Posts by JDX

5405 posts • joined 28 May 2010

GoDaddy gone, daddy: Websites go titsup in server assault

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Ah that's what it was

I had a friendly email from Google this morning saying they hadn't been able to index my site.

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Eric Schmidt trousers his monstrous package at Google

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Woah

He earns less than Wayne Rooney?

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Ten ten-inch tablets

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I was pretty sure it had better battery life for an equivalent battery, meaning you can make RT tabs thinner/lighter.

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Re: Missed a trick

Or you could buy an Android tablet.

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£399 for full Win8

That sounds rather a bargain to me. Even with the keyboard it's cheaper than a mid-range iPad and way cheaper than Surface Pro.

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Ten serious sci-fi films for the sentient fan

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Jeez

They may be an exploration "into the human condition" but what a lousy collection of films. Solaris? Really?!

Gattaca is a great film though.

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Enormo-display Apple iPhone prototype surfaces

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Re: I've been saying for years...

So by that argument El Reg's paper plane project wasn't innovative as it just used boring old paper and off the shelf components. I think you're confusing the word "innovate" with "invent".

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Multimillionaire Brit games dev wants your cash for Shroud of the Avatar

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Re: multimillionaire seeks funding?

>>Lord British is seeking hand-outs from people who will still have to pay for his product once it's completed.

Are you sure about that? Did you even both looking at the site? Getting a free copy of the game/CD is pretty normal on KS assuming you pledge a non-trivial amount... in this case $25 gets you a copy of the game as well as access to the beta program.

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Re: multimillionaire seeks funding?

>>if you're a multimillionaire you should fund your own projects. Like the rest of the successful business world do.

Well done for showing your utter ignorance of "the business world". A sizable business venture will typically require tens of millions, and no sensible businessman would put a large proportion of their money in one project.

"The rest of the successful business world" rely on attracting investors and partners precisely so they are operating at lower risk.

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Amazon tries to shut .book in face of authors, publishers

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Re: Do new tld's really matter?

But your average user just types amazon+ENTER don't they?

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Amazon's recent moves - background?

I thought they all made their bids last year, so what's this new turn of events?

So it's fine for a company to own a generic .com (DIY.com) but not a generic TLD? TLDs are profilerating to such an extent it seems little difference to me,

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The DIY spy-in-the-sky: From kites to octocopters

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Re: Draganflyer X-4

Since theirs was an octo and the X-4 is a quadro, clearly not. But it did look a lot like the octo also featured in this article, and yes it was very impressive. I want one.

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A bit hard to legislate that, unless local councils decide individually somehow?

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Draganflyer X-4

They also don't seem to list a price, and since they are keen to point out it's cheap compared to a plane, I guess it's not cheap at all.

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Six things a text editor must do - or it's a one-way trip to the trash

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It annoys me there is no notepad++ for OSX. Yes I know there are built-in tools and probably better ones for OSX, but a consistent set of apps is nice for those of us who have to skip between multiple OS very frequently.

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Your computer sucks

If it takes you a long time to wait for VS to boot up (not to load a project, just to load a file) you are doing it wrong.

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Mozilla to Apple: we don't care about iOS

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Who cares

If you don't like an OS which puts restrictions on what software you can run, don't use it.

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Apple has the same monopoly on tablets

Really? El Reg readers are always super keen to point out this isn't the case, and that the fact everybody you know uses iPad is just a bad sample based on you being a hipster knob with other hipster knob friends.

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Microsoft backs law banning Google Apps from schools

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Re: Good Old MS

Don't forget good old Google and Apple who use exactly the same tricks and worse when they can get away with it.

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Here's the $4.99 utility that might just have saved Windows 8

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Re: A third party fixes Windows 8...

SP1?

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Re: Classic Shell is free and open source, and has a community

If you've never used the functionality then your opinion that it's not useful isn't exactly worth much.

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Re: Hang On

You mean like paying for Office because Wordpad doesn't do everything?

You don't HAVE to pay. If you like the functionality provided, buy it. Otherwise don't.

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Re: Nope.jpeg

Typical Linuxboi... cutting off your nose to spite your face and then running around telling everyone about it like it's an achievement.

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Re: Worked for me

Maybe MS will just buy it and make available as a powertool or whatever they call those things.

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BAN SMUT, rage MEPs: Purpose of internet must be EXTERMINATED

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Well there's a surprise

IT workers outraged at idea of banning porn :)

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>>it's based on the idea that all pornography is male abuse of women

No it isn't. It's based on the idea that this is an accurate GENERALISATION. In the same way that saying "women earn less than men in the UK" doesn't precude some women earning more than most men.

So you have to decide if the generalisation is a load of BS or not.

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World's 'smallest' mobe unveiled in Japan

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One 6th the size?

A 1" screen is not 1/6 the size of a 6" screen.

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Holy crap! EMC gives Vatican Library 2.8PB to store manuscripts

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Re: 150MB per page!?

Even so that's a lot assuming compression is used. I suppose it's not simply "you may not always be sure that's an "e" and not an "G"" but being able to zoom in and look at the type of ink/paper/whatever.

Cool project anyway.

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Reg readers brew up the ultimate cuppa

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Re: @JDX

>>Let's be honest: If you're drinking less than half a dozen, then you don't really have any grounds for lecturing us pros on how we should be doing it.

On that logic I can't know anything about whisky unless I drink at least a half dozen drams a day? Or about sex unless I do it six times a day?

as Eadon would say, LOGIC FAIL

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Re: Brewing time

It depends if you want it to taste of tea, or just tannin. Maybe the problem is your taste buds' sensitivity.

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Re: It all depends on the water!

I believe that the big companies tweak their product depending where in the country it is being sold?

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Re: Brewing Time

Why would you feed tea to pigs, it has little nutritional value.

I guess Tetley is the Coldplay of tea... actually nothing wrong with it but it's cool to jump on the bandwagon and express loathing towards it.

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3-4min

Meh. 30s of gentle agitation - don't mash the bag but keep it moving - does the same thing. Or using the string if it's that type of tea-bag.

Pyramidal bags are scientifically proven to infuse a LOT faster than regular ones too.

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SimCity 3000

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Re: Dons cynical hat

Yes, it's almost like they're doing a series on SimCity, thinking it might be of interest to reminisce on the dawn of the new game.

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Re: Dons cynical hat

You mean like a new game has reminded the writers to go back and reminisce about the classic ones?

How very dare they.

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I never placed 3000 even though I loved 2000. Does it use proper 3D meaning I can run it at a decent resolution on a modern PC?

also, wikipedia says "A version of SimCity 3000, known simply as SimCity for iPhone, was released in 2011 for the iPhone and iPod Touch"

If anyone can confirm it runs well on W7 I am going to find a copy on eBay!

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Google to offer 'same-day delivery' Amazon Prime killer - report

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Re: O happy day...

If you feel so bad about it than rather than boycotting them, why don't you buy from amazon, work out the CT they haven't paid and therefore lowered their prices by, and then give it to HMRC directly (yes they do accept donations).

I'm guessing the reason why not is that you're a hypocrite who is happy to be outraged and moralistic about others, as long as it doesn't hurt their own pocket.

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I thought Amazon were already on schedule (in the US) to have free same day delivery as standard in major cities, by having massive warehouses?

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Sounds messy

So I have to search a whole list of shops for the product I want, then check if the cheapest is part of Google Express, then order? If it is delayed or doesn't turn up, who do I chase up?

Whereas with Amazon I just go to their site, order it and chase Amazon if there is an issue, and they will undoubtedly ship a replacement immediately, rather than wait to see where the original turns up.

I find Google product search is pretty annoying to start with, but maybe that's just my shopping habits.

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Re: Free delivery better

Nope. Everything arrives next day or the day after depending when I order.

Although I will say their free delivery is pretty good, way better than play.com.

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Next Windows 8 version can ditch bits of Metro

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Server 2012 uses Metro.

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Re: The headline sounded better than it was.

Why would you think they're not already working on W9?

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I like the Kinect bit

That could be kinda cool on an embedded system if it works well.

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Re: Making Windows 8 look like Windows 7 isn't a climbdown?

>>Making Windows 8 look like Windows 7 isn't a climbdown?

How is disabling some W8 features making it like W7? They aren't putting the start-button back, just disabling features to stop people being able to run up applications.

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Microsoft about-face: Office 2013 license IS transferable now

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Re: Too late

Good to know you're making decisions rationally James. The facts change but your decision doesn't, way to run a business based on spite and emotion.

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Saving face maybe, but many big corporations would just stick their feet in the mud and their fingers in their ears and ignore the complaints. So, well done MS, I guess. Sort of. Ish.

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'Million-strong' zombie army devours Raspberry Pi's crunchy base

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Probably because Pi is using the 'wrong' Linux variant or something equally heinous.

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Review: Toshiba Satellite U920T Ultrabook

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Re: How to judge Win 8 popularity

How true. So many people deliberately won't learn how to use the bloody Ribbon so they can complain it's too difficult, while their parents struggle for an hour or two and then get on with it.

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Re: I tried it, finally

What are you messing about with the GUI for anyway? Aren't you a proper server guy?

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Re: Fugly..

I'm sorry, _Linux_ users are complaining about an OS that doesn't come perfectly tuned to their needs out of the box, and benefits from customisation?! Isn't that exactly the kind of thing you love doing on a Saturday night?

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