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4989 posts • joined 28 May 2010

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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TomTom for Android with hands-free kit review

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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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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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Adobe's revenge on Steve Jobs: HTML5

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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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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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Re: Only use odd numbered versions of Windows NT

If only someone had posted this before.

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Re: Looks nice, but horrible to use

On the other hand:

http://encosia.com/a-month-with-my-surface-rt/

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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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Google's Drive + Gmail: A 10GB Dropbox killer

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Re: All in how you use it.

Same here. DropBox as my backup tool and ability to move between PCs more fluidly, SVN for my source code (cloud based in Assembla), Drive/Docs for sharing files.

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Re: Google is evil.

Personal information isn't the same as raiding your files and sharing them with people.

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Email up to 10Gb - not really

You can email a 10Gb file once surely, then your drive is full because you'd have to remember to delete it - doesn't Google add every gdoc you open (even using their web viewer for .doc attachments) to your drive automatically?

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Re: Google is evil.

Aren't conspiracy theories fun.

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Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro gets laptop-level price

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We've already had half-decent phones using x86 (haven't we?)

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It's basically an ultra-ultrabook so by that logic the fact it costs a lot is unsurprising, that's a lot to pack into a tiny device. So I agree with your argument, but can't see it being ideal for most people. But then this is proof-of-concept stuff.

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Re: Let's see now...

Typical Linux user - cheap and sees nothing wrong with having to travel with a bulky backpack at all times. Howard from Fresh Meat (Google it or whatever Google rip-off tool you people use these days).

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The thing I don't get is why it doesn't come with a keyboard-cover as standard when it's clearly aimed at business use.

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Re: "the full office experience"

Access is used all over the shop for small applications and internal projects, and is entirely suitable for that.

Anyway, "a far cry from the latest iPad's 9.7-inch, 2048-by-1536 Retina display". Who cares? Nobody was complaining about 1080p resolution tablets before iPad3.

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LG claims UK Ultra HD TV first

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UltraHD?

I thought 4K was the term used?

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Dell launches Sputnik Linux Ultrabook

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Re: 13" screen for developers is laughable

People work on 13" all the time - I do myself sometimes though I am with you on not liking it!

Plug it into a 2nd monitor...

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Re: Interesting tactic

>>Or that they have common sense.

Not if El Reg is anything to go by, Sean hits the proverbial nail.

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Re: Interesting tactic

It'll just be further proof Linux users are cheapskates who want everything for free,

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Re: Did I Read That Article Right?

I'm pretty sure Eclipse will benefit from a decent spec and SSD.

The VMs running DBs definitely will.

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Re: Did I Read That Article Right?

Why wouldn't you put Linux on a high-spec system?

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Re: 8GB RAM and 256GB memory

It's a fairly poor attempt at a joke when an SSD is memory. It's the word 'disk' which is out of place,

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I agree, re-installing Windows instead of that nasty Linux is exactly what I'd do!

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Re: Does not compute?

So you're not target market then are you. The fact THEY are just copying an image across is irrelevant, the typical buyer will spend how ever many hours it takes to download/install/configure Linux.

Of course if you want a specific setup it's not for you but if someone wants a Linux dev-box, $50 is a good deal especially if they are not an expert Linux-er...

And as for you charging $300/hr, yeah right.

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Re: They are giving the middle finger to microsoft at last!

As mentioned, creating and testing the image will have taken a fixed amount of time. At least as much as Windows, and fact probably more, but split over far fewer units sold.

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Re: Does not compute?

It's a niche product they have to put more time into per unit (R&D overhead / number of units). They might also anticipate higher support costs.

You're paying someone $50 to set it up for you, how much do you value your time?

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Re: They are giving the middle finger to microsoft at last!

Have you ever heard of economies of scale?

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Twitter forced to cough raw feed after PeopleBrowsr wins temporary order

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Firehose?

Goldenshower more like.

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Prisoner found with phone + charger in anal cavity

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There's really no reason to make life so miserable for those in jail

Too right. Give them the vote, PS3, iPads, Sky and why not beer on Fridays too.

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America planned to NUKE THE MOON

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Re: Scary crap from the states... NOT surprised

>>I'm glad I'm not part of that era where insecure human beings had to intimidate other insecure human beings just to get a foot-hold on the world

You're not? Sounds like a typical school or internet forum.

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Re: I find it deeply disturbing

But if you're GOING to test the tech can't we agree the moon is a better target than part of our own planet?

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Re: mentality of our friends from across the pond.

Wow, so far 7 people think setting a nuke off on the moon is worse than doing it on Earth.

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Re: I find it deeply disturbing

But blowing up islands and deserts and populated Japanese cities is?

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Troll sues Apple for daring to plug headphones into iPhone

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Re: " Apple will reap what they have sown."

It must so hurt people like you when Apple continue to pile in the billions for their well-reviewed 'mediocre products'.

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Sony tempts 4K Ultra HD TV buyers with free films

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Re: The Bridge on the River Kwai

It's not the film, but the fact they're giving you a 4K version of a film decades old.

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

Really?!

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Astronomers find biggest black hole, 17 BILLION times the size of Sun

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Re: Supposedly

No they don't. As Hawking says in ABHOT, you wouldn't even know you'd crossed the event horizon.

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Re: Supposedly

Someone remind me... once you're beyond the event horizon you can never get back but does that also mean you can't escape getting closer and closer, or could you enter into orbit of the singularity inside the EH?

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Re: What happens if two black holes collide?

Define 'meet'. Isn't that the same as 'collide'?

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Re: "Time for a rethink" suggests Dr. Karl

What happens if two black holes collide?

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