* Posts by JDX

5716 posts • joined 28 May 2010

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

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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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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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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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Re: Internet connection required

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

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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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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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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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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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