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* Posts by JDX

5284 posts • joined 28 May 2010

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Re: Move the badges

The badges are OK, but the ignore button is really intrusive... I'd suggest it is aligned on the opposite side of the page to the badge.

Or that you have to go to a user's profile to ignore them, to a)tidy things up b)make it require a tiny bit of effort

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Re: Bug?

Yeah I see my badge on the post above, it seems the badge isn't shown immediately on new posts or something.

edit: oh it worked this time, maybe things were still being rolled out.

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Bug?

I see badges against other posters' posts, but not against my own. However if I go to "view your posts" by badge IS shown.

edit: just because I can! Woop.

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Re: Where can I check my upvotes?

That's trolling talk Spartacus.

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Re: Badges for Commentards

When you say "a few hours"...

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Re: Where can I check my upvotes?

Except there aren't really any MS fanbois here. There are only Linux zealots and people who have jobs.

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Re: Cue the +1ers farming votes.

Two badges surely.

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Re: Where can I check my upvotes?

Ta for that. Wow:

In total, your posts have been upvoted 4747 times and voted on by Linux/Android users 4034 times.

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Re: Awarded to user handle instead of account?

I didn't know you could have multiple handles for the same account!

Does this kind of ignorance lose me my badge ;)

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Annual reviews: It's high time we rid the world of this insanity

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You can only game yourself to silver. Gold is hand-picked. Though by an idiot based on the recipients.

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Re: Ironic

>>I note you need to get so many upvotes for a gold

No you don't. That's the kind of comprehension failure that would be marked for "needs improvement"

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Re: Buy yourself out??

Effectively saying he wanted to pay not to have to go through the process. He was going to pay with the bonus he wouldn't receive for not complying.

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Scoop! The inside story of the news website that saved the BBC

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That used to be the case, but is less and less true as time goes on.

It's almost like the internet itself is changing over time or something!

It's a tough line to walk between "it was good enough for 1999, why change it" and change for change's sake... it's important to remember old sites weren't static and simple because it was considered better, but because connection speeds and browsers back then couldn't handle anything more!

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Re: Great article!

With tablets, aren't we heading back to 4:3 a bit anyway?

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Apple sticks finger in dyke, cuts off Dutch flood of Galaxy S, SII, Ace

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Re: I love my Mac, iPad, and iPhone....

Chris pray do tell us which company you could switch to which doesn't aggressively use patents? Cos it sure as heck isn't MS or Google.

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There's nothing like a balanced view for a good debate, and that was nothing like a balanced view.

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Re: ...not again.

And Google are angelic in comparison?

Oh wait, I forgot the site bias where Android is a blowjob and Apple is rimming your dad.

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'Boson' Higgs: Yes, CERN has seen the coming of the God particle

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Hardly catastrophic

Just very disappointing.

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Microsoft Office 2013 heads for the cloud but fails to soar

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Re: enough of the trolling ..

Really, having to change the default place documents are stored is a reason to install an entirely new Office suite?

Talk about an over-reaction.

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Re: Are they ever..

Good totally subjective post there Fred. Well, it's not 100% subjective if I'm fair, the objective parts are simply incorrect. "Profoundly unsafe" indeed... because your local hard-drive is statistically safer than a data-centre with RAID-6, etc, etc.

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Realistically how long until that all slides into the background and you stop noticing it, exactly the way an newly plastered wall looks ugly and then 2 years later a dinner guest mentions "you're still doing the house up then?" and you realise you never got round to painting it!

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Re: Another good reason not to upgrade.

Oh look a Libre shill!

It's a decent app but it's certainly not compatible with MS formats as you describe... I've never come across a medium-complexity MS doc that can be viewed/edited properly in Libre/Open. e.g I send a contract to a client in Office format and they sign and send back a printed version from Libre with an apologetic "sorry the formatting went a bit wrong" note.

Maybe this has been fixed since I last tested, but last time I asked that and everyone indignantly said "of course it's fixed now", I got the latest version and it was a crap as ever in this regard.

So stick either 100%Office or 100% Libre is my view, unless you can get people to save their Office docs in ODF perhaps. Which they won't!

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Re: ALL CAPITALS

So what, this is a menu not an IM chat.

I just noticed, the titles on the right side of this page are all caps too: FORUMS, YOUR TOPICS, SPOTLIGHT, JOBS.

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Skype

I saw no mention, wasn't Skype supposed to be integrated with Office?

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Re: So I have these large databases and spreadsheets

Most of those questions are equally valid for ANY cloud-based storage. You'd have to do some proper research off your own bat.

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'Microsoft to make its own Surface phones' - mutterings

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Why haven't we seen Nokia W8 tablets, it seems the obvious thing to do.

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Japan firm offers mums-to-be 3D printed unborn infants

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Re: Good value

Yeah that's pretty amazing - I'd love to have an MRI of myself in digital form just to look around!

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ViewSonic Pro 9000 laser hybrid LED projector review

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Review comment

El Reg were asking about review feedback recently... well can I suggest the price should be very prominantly displayed? Either in the vital stats section or ideally, under the title. Seeing of something is a £200 or £2000 pricepoint could influence not only how I read the review, but whether I bother to read it at all!

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Chevrolets to get 'Eyes Free' mode for driving with Apple Siri

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Re: Like I would even consider owning one or both?

Damn, they were waiting on your approval for the final go-ahead too.

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Re: Oh dear..

They just won't turn it on?

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Nowhere to hide for Google users as Play is given Plus treatment

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Re: This is what happens when marketing people

Um, that's a pretty silly point. The whole point is that software people are good at making software, not good at making business decisions or doing marketing or customer service or UX design...

Software created only by software people with no input from anyone else is one of the reasons open-source retains a bad reputation... applications which are tremendously powerful but entirely unintuitive!

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On the other hand, people leaving fake bad/good reviews for whatever reason is also important. In some cases (say Tripadvisor) it could potentially sink your business if a few people decided you were their target for the week.

A real review of a real product by a real person is not too bad IMO - reviews are not the same as YouTube comments.

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Re: Porn Apps

Do they even allow porn apps?

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Up to them really...

If they decide the potential loss of data quantity is countered by perceived improvement in data quality, then it's their call. I'll just choose not to write reviews or use their services if I think the cost outweighs the value.

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Nintendo shrinks Wii for Crimbo

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Never tried Netflix on the Wii (we use the PS3), how is it?

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It's so small to start with though!

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Nokia Lumia 820 WinPho 8 review

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In general I agree but 5Gb is not much even for a music player. If you were left with 8Gb I'd not be too bothered.

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Re: I have a Lumia 920 (in Yelllow)

And of course someone who claims to like something you don't must be being paid to say that.

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Re: Wireless charging

>>Not to mention on airplanes, where you aren't going to see them provide mains sockets or USB leads are you?

Yes they already do, similar to trains. But not as standard on economy.

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Re: Barely one day?!

It depends a lot how much you use the phone. My Lumia 610 lasts multiple days with everything turned on but I don't use it very much. You'd guess someone reviewing a phone is a pretty heavy user so I'd take that with a little salt.

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Re: I have a Lumia 920 (in Yelllow)

Got to love fanbois downvoting someone simply because he likes something they don't.

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Re: Wireless charging

Well the article said it's a feature you don't know you want until you use it...

Carrying a cable is a minor inconvenience, carrying a mains charger a bigger one if you're not going to be at a PC.

However I read MS are teaming up with companies like Starbucks to provide wireless charging points. If THAT happens, the idea makes a lot of sense... ubiquitous charging in the same way as ubiquitous wi-fi.

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Re: Apps

It's true that lots of key stuff (GPS, FB, twitter) is built in but while I don't really use apps much, clearly games and so on are a big deal.

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Re: blame the network ?

The battery thing doesn't seem to be a big issue for real-world users - otherwise it would not be the norm - which really surprises me.

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Re: Quality? I recommended a colleague buy a Nokia Lumia 710

If it's a specific fault to a minority of handsets and they'll replace it free, what exactly is the problem? Every product has some faulty units.

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Ten technology FAILS

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Re: Not quite... :-)

I'm a bit sad, but also relieved, to hear that.

Carry on.

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Steve, please tell me that wasn't a troll. It'll make my day if someone that stupid reads the Reg.

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Bash Street bytes: Do UK schools really need the Raspberry Pi?

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It's a cool little device and for use in science projects (like balloons etc) is wonderful.

But as a way to teach the basics of programming, well schools are CRAMMED with computers. And it's trivial to put on something like LOGO or BASIC, you can even find web-sites which will let you do it with no need to install anything.

So for pure programming the Pi serves only as a publicity tool to get people interested. I guess that's a good enough result - if all it serves is to get people coding on Windows it's still great. But it's real strength comes when it's used to interact with something in a way a PC can't.

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Mall lurk man: Apple smashes Microsoft in Black Friday fondle wars

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Pointless comparison

Why would ANYONE (even Ballmer) think they would be out-selling Apple with a brand new product?

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@J. R. Hartley

Pricing it cheap gives the impression it's just another cheap tablet. Pricing it at a premium price point gives the impression it is a premium iPad competitor.

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>> I completely despise Apple

Basically means you're not worth listening to, anyone who holds such an overzealous opinion of a hardware company (unless it's purely due to human rights issues or something) is an idiot.

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