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4975 posts • joined 28 May 2010

The best tablets for Christmas

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Re: iPads feeling expensive now

The top-end iPads feel VERY expensive to me. The entry-level one, not really.

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Even the most devout fan of Android...

>>Even the most devout fan of Android would have to concede that it has failed to repeat its smartphone success in the tablet arena

You haven't hung out in these forums have you Mr. Writer?

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Apple: 27-inch iMac won't ship until next year

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For those who value aesthetics, they ARE pretty lovely... it's like saying everyone should buy Ford rather than BMW.

Anyway are there any like-for-like non-Apple equivalents? What is there for the image-conscious Windows user who doesn't want to spend £399 on a grey box?

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Battle of the Clouds: Azure goes lower

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$714k per MONTH

Bloody hell.

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GPU-stuffed monster cracks Windows passwords in minutes

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Re: Shock Horror

When XP was launched, how long it it take or how much would a comparable machine cost?

We're 3 versions of Windows beyond XP - the more important question is how things are different in Vista/7/8 - anyone know?

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Badges for Commentards

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Re: The backlash starts here.....

Who cares what you think, you don't even have a Bronze badge!

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Google kills free version of Apps for business

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Re: Still good value

Yeah, if you don't have fundamental issues with cloud based services and Google, it's an incredible product to get for free, Probably their problem is that the free version is so good, most see no need to pay for Premium.

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Meh

5 years 10 months

In the IT world, "soon" often lasts far less than 5 years. No need for the sarcasm El Reg!

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Microsoft's anti-Android Twitter campaign draws ire, irony

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Re: Hackers would go after Windows phones...

You guys are so easy.

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Re: Still at it then

Goodle do this. Apple do this. People involved in FOSS do this, the only difference is that nobody is listening to them.

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Re: Hackers would go after Windows phones...

@HollyHopDrive

>>I know you are probably trolling but underneath every android handset is linux.

Yes, that's why Android IS being targeted by malware. But Android is NOT Linux. Linux is Linux. Android is based on Linux. Linux is the thing you install on your desktop, which is NOT targeted because statistically nobody uses it for that.

My badge has nothing to do with my rep.

I guess reading isn't your strong suit since you've clearly messed up on both cases. And the hypocrisy is rather fun when you deliberately posted a "bash someone who attacked Linux" response in the knowledge it would attract all the OSS-sheep votes.

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Re: Hackers would go after Windows phones...

A bit like Linux then.

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Apple shares take biggest one-day hammering in 4 years

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Re: Sheen off the Apple?

Hmm. People have been saying Apple are about to gown downhill since before the iPad. You're going to claim credit because eventually your assertion a share price couldn't continue to rise at a crazy level forever came true? That'd be like claiming you were right about Windows being about to disappear when it stops being made in 2060.

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Re: Whoodathunkdit??

>>a lot of people hate them for various reasons

"a lot" is not true*. The Register and other nerdy sites are wildly unrepresentative of the world/market as a whole - the world likes iPad and Windows, for whatever reasons. You might say "a lot of open source supporters hate Apple" but I doubt you could even say "a lot of IT people hate Apple" because iPad is a super-hit even among developers.

*speaking in % terms. If every single Reg reader hates Apple that's essentially 0% of the world.

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Re: Simples

If you really think making iDevices more servicable is going to have a big impact, you're really not in the same world as everyone else. It's a very dangerous mistake to assume your experiences transfer to the majority, surely even the most hardened Linux/build-my-own-NAS/compile-my-own-OS person realises the vast majority of people aren't interested in even taking the case off their PC?

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Nokia uncloaks Lumia 620: A 'budget' $249 Windows 8 mobe

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Re: Meh ...

ACtually, for Windows Phone 7 I think they did preclude additional storage, as well as specifying the exact screen resolution, but WP8 changes this.

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Re: Why one anyone want a shit expensive phone?

Since it's not expensive and WP8 isn't shit, your point makes little sense.

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You get a decent OS though, not that Android mess.

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Review Please

I'd love to know how laggy it is - if it's OK I might upgrade my budget WP7.5 to a budget WP8!

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Re: Meh ...

People interested in WP8 who don't want to spend much? I got the 610 for that reason for 7.5.

SD, NFC and removable battery seem like good features for the cost to me.

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The best e-readers for Christmas

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So basically they're all great? That could've been a much shorter review!

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Slash A THIRD off Surface RT price or it's toast, Microsoft told

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Re: Time for plan A (Loss Leader)

>>there is no market for ANOTHER premium tablet

Of course there is... IF there's room for anything except iPad that is.

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Instagram starts filtering out hipster pics on Twitter

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Instagram has a website?

The only thing I use it for is to post photos directly to FB. So I guess Mark will be happy!

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Motörheadphönes Overkill earphones review

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Re: Headphone recommendations

Hmm, to me £100 for headphones is straying into pro territory. Surely iPlayer and 256Kbps MP3s don't need so much?

Thanks for the links.

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Headphone recommendations

Hijacking the thread a bit but I am after some headphones for use with iPod (music), iPad (watching Netflix) and to plug into a cheap mixer for mucking about with Audacity at home. With prices ranging from £5-100+ how much does a regular (not an audiophile with a £10k sound system who insists of lossless formats) person really need to spend to get something decent?

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His Holiness Benedict XVI to tweet to his Catholic flock

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I doubt the top-level people are often in direct confrontation with lay people, especially via the internet actually. Maybe they'll have some serfs to wade through it and pass all the non-explicit posts to a bishop who will then select which to show the Pope.

How many women are there in the Vatican anyway?

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I hope the people monitoring the account on his behalf know what they're letting themselves in for - the filth and hatred they're going to have to wade through looking for genuine questions is surely not something they'll be used to!

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Operation Hunt the Hunter: Anonymous targets 'revenge porn' man

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Given the several posts already mentioning the irony and hypocrisy, doesn't this highlight why vigilante justice is a bad idea?

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Adobe's revenge on Steve Jobs: HTML5

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Re: Erm, am I missing something?

Flash apps? ClubPenguin has 20million users or so.

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Re: Oh no!

>>If portable is your aim then Java is best

That doesn't make sense when we're talking about client apps. I'd say Flash is far preferable to Java applets; it's designed with presentation and GUI in mind and makes that stuff much easier.

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Re: Oh no!

>>Did you seriously just call Adobe's toolset 'nice'?

I can't speak for the design-based tools, but Flex is a good API and FlexBuilder is a very decent IDE.

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Re: Oh no!

>>No, but most of us have seen the cruddy and bloated end products, particularly on mobile devices

It's not Adobe's fault that the people using their tools are poor developers. For one thing, many of them are designers who don't know how to code well. For another, many of them are paid $5 to create crappy adverts and so on... those people write equally horrible Java or C++ :)

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Re: Oh no!

It's just a shame that most people talking about Adobe's 'cruddy software' have never actually done any serious development in it. Flex/AS3 and Adobe's toolset for it is actually a really nice development setup, speaking as a programmer myself, and FAR more portable than HTML5 is going to be for a few years.

Also - how come we bash Adobe for being buggy and dangerous, but nearly all the exploits are Windows-only?

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Chinese student fails job interview because of iPhone

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Re: "Working at our company is tough. It calls for someone who can take the pain and suffering."

Where do I apply!

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Adobe demands 7,000 years a day from humankind

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Maybe I missed the reason for a nice advert for Kindle in the 3rd page?! Was there discussion of Amazon T&Cs?

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TomTom for Android with hands-free kit review

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Re: Why Bother?

Hmm, I looked at the Navigation app and that wasn't clear - consider my statement retracted!

In which case, what does Navigation miss that paid apps like CoPilot/TomTom provide?

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Re: Why Bother?

A proper sat-nav is a world away from a map+route solution.

We got CoPilot and it was great, but Nokia's free tool on the Lumia is as good as a proper sat-nav, even on my Lumia 610.

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Who's using 'password' as a password? TOO MANY OF YOU

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Re: Double Fail

Yeah - if you force me to use a long unmemorable password I'm either going to write it down or forget it.

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Don't worry, Apple: iPad still dominant in China

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Fell to 55% Globally

The fact one company has 55% of the global market is pretty amazing considering how many others are fighting hard for market share with cheaper alternatives. For a single company to have more than 20% of phones/tablets is a massive achievement, whoever they are.

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Ready for ANOTHER patent war? Apple 'invents' wireless charging

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Re: Prior art?

That someone demonstrated wireless power transfer does not mean a specific implementation is not patentable. For instance you might use directional beaming based on tracking the device location, to greatly improve the maximum charging distance.

The article title is deliberately misleading, this is nothing like what Nokia are doing - for once this sounds like a proper patentable idea and the issue is with the specific other company named.

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Microsoft braces for Surface RT feedback storm

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Re: Looks nice, but horrible to use

Love the bedroom trolls who looked at my link precisely long enough to see it was pro-Surface, closed the page and hit "downvote" without either reading the article or ever having used the device for themselves.

And these are the people who call others "sheep". The irony of trying to be cool by hating 'the right things' is wonderful.

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NASA: THE TRUTH about the END OF THE WORLD on 21 Dec

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It could be a black hole.

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I'm sure Mr. Hitler thought similarly about the Jews.

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Re: @NomNomNom

>>It's just sad fantasy, built on desire for a sense of superiority. We are 'sheeple' for not believing it, and their egos are fed by being privy to the secret knowledge.

And that's different from Linux/Android zealots how?

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Sex offender wins case against Facebook vigilantism

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Re: They are doing it wrong these Pedophile's

Pedophilia is the new black?

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Re: People who

So you define words as "sounding very similar" because they start with the same sound "peed"? Presumably every word ending in -phile should similarly be removed?

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Scientists build largest ever computerized brain

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Re: As had been said... WTF Java?

Seriously Arthur, if you're thinking "a neuron class would be good" then you're reallllly not the person to be making criticisms over the software chosen.

The VM doesn't impact scaling, there are JVMs which can span multiple PCs for instance.

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Help-desk hell

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Re: spreadsheets

I do love Hibernate on modern PCs :)

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El Reg Movember lads sprout mighty Unix beards for cancer charity

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Re: Are you sure?

Isn't it 1 in 9 men over their lifetime?

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