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* Posts by JDX

4989 posts • joined 28 May 2010

November election sends chill down Valley shareholders' necks

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Re: Genuine question

I'm sure lots of the same people predicted Google would collapse too, and every established web-based company from this century.

The fact some idiots got one right is more statistics than useful analysis. And as FB turns a substantial profit, 'idiot' is the right word for anyone who thinks it is worthless.

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Re: Facebook?

At least with FB the only people who see your post are those who have indicated they might care what you think.

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Re: Facebook?

But you don't know what you're talking about, so sharing your opinion wasn't really worthwhile except to feel important your words are on the internet.

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Sites can slurp browser history right out of Firefox 16

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Re: 16 now?

Chrome's on v22/23 now, what is your point?

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Office for Android and iOS to ship by March 2013?

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Re: Obviously the hardware has caught up enough then

But still not for the bloat of LibreOffice?

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Skype worm chats up victims - then holds PCs to ransom

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Re: Skype takes the user experience very seriously

Who uses credit rather than a subscription?

Does Skype even LET you withdraw your OWN credit?

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Re: Not surprsing

So you think the old version magically stops you clicking on links? That this is a new feature?

Idiots.

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Is lightspeed really a limit?

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But Why?

You might as well ask why energy increases with the square of velocity in classical mechanics?

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Re: It's my understanding.....

Regular SR has a divide-by-zero if v=c, and gives imaginary/complex results (square root of a negative number) if v>c.

It's not hard to see they could find an equation which collapses onto normal SR in certain cases, just as SR collapses into normal Newtonian equations at low velocity. But you can find any number of equations that work, without them meaning anything.

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BBC unveils UltraViolet DVDs, BDs

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Re: UV

UV is also a pacifier to those who don't like digital media because "I want a physical copy they can't delete". So you can buy your DVD and keep it in a cupboard and then enjoy the online version safe in the knowledge you have a copy (until they start making discs refuse to play without checking online).

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Re: No such thing as UV DVD

Because with UV someone else is handling the online hosting and streaming for you. If you want to rip your DVD so you can live-stream it to any device that's significantly more work than just ripping it onto your media PC for home use... I'm also not aware (but probably wrong) that you can torrent-download directly onto your phone/tablet, or live-stream from a torrent.

It seems genuinely useful to me, that buying a physical copy makes the same content available through a Netflix-esque service.

Of course those who don't like paying for content in the first place are hardly going to agree, and will just continue ripping the stuff off from somewhere.

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Surprise! Microsoft patches latest IE10 Flash vulns on time

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Re: LOL

Every time there is a hack contest, other OS/browsers are shown to every bit as vulnerable as MS' stuff. But I don't see Apple actively working on finding and fixing vulnerabilities, and I don't see Mozilla putting their money into taking down botnets with the police.

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If Chrome also bundle Flash, how did their update match up on timings?

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Re: LOL

Not really. No other company puts as work into this stuff.

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Natwest's Get Cash app pulled, but NOTHING to do with frauds

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Re: A 6-digit PIN gives 'emergency' cash to anyone who types it in

>>the chances of guessing are 999,999 to 1 but if enough people use it then there is a fair chance that at some stage someone will guess one correctly.

Presumably the code has a time expiry too.

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Lancashire man JAILED over April Jones Facebook posts

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Re: To all the complete free speech advocates.

As a follow-on to that, what about holocaust denial? I can't remember if it's illegal in the UK but presumably free speech says it shouldn't be a crime anywhere?

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Re: JDX - you must be a complete moron to get that many votes from the herd.

And his title doesn't make sense. I must be a moron if people vote on my post?

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Re: JDX - you must be a complete moron to get that many votes from the herd.

Yes even I'm not sure which of my points he's incensed about.

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SHOCK NEWS JUST IN

People on an internet forum don't like the idea you can get in trouble for posting on the internet.

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Good point. Deliberately going to a support group to make hateful comments is not free speech, it is causing deliberate pain. I've no idea what law that comes under but what a prick.

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Re: I'd be more impressed

However the only way to get the message to the public that such behaviour is unacceptable is to take a tough stance in the early days. Probably. People think that the internet means no rules, and high publicity cases highlighting that this is not the case might safe time and money in the longer run.

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What happened is that you don't know what it means, apparently.

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Fossil reveals spider in mid-strike

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Re: A scale would be useful . .

Back in the good old days, wagon wheels and wasps were much bigger.

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In the bottom right, is that the hairy leg of a much bigger spider?

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Rover spots 'possibly artificial' MYSTERY SHINY OBJECT on Mars

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It certainly is unnaturally square.

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New Zealand issues Hobbit money

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Re: Calligraphically Challenged

Maybe they pulled in stuff from other books?

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So just ignore that they're legal tender then you fool.

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Bing is the most heavily poisoned search engine, study says

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the other 70% are what Google and Bing want you to see not what you are searching for

Words fail me to describe how stupid you just made yourself look. You've completely failed to understand the entire premise of a search engine.

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Facebook IPOcalypse cases: One lawsuit to end them All

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Re: Great Lesson

It still seems odd then this would be one mega-suite, rather than one for the IPO and one for the information non-disclosure. They seem very different things.

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Re: Great Lesson

If the IPO hadn't broken they might well have made a decent 1-day trade.

Serious question before all the FB haters wade in.... why is/would FB itself be liable for failures in actually processing the IPO and making trades through the exchange?

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WoW cities wiped out by 'exploit'

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Re: I suspect Chuck Norris

Maybe not shown in the screenshot is a single guy walking around picking it all up.

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Re: @AM @Thomas4

Which is pretty stupid, considering that an estimated 55% of the US is into gaming in some degree.

What a great strategy: Let's find something that the majority of the country like and then alienate that part of the electorate.

Liking gaming and liking MMOs are very different. Liking gaming and wanting a politician to spend hours a day on WoW are very different.

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4K vs OLED: and the winner is...

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Re: Yeah. Right.

What's ethernet got to do with it? We don't have ethernet connections to our ISPs and it's clear online streaming is where the people at the top want things to go.

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Re: 4k Monitors

The new MBP monitors are close to 4k so that's some definition of mass-market already. But since monitors always support a whole slew of resolutions I don't see them all moving to 4k en masse.

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Perth porkfest crowned ULTIMATE BACON SARNIE

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Ugh

That bacon looks over-fatty to me, and too much of it!

Not had a toasted BS for ages though, tempting.

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Microsoft sets date for Windows Phone 8 unveiling

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Re: The wheel turns 'round and 'round again...

You don't even know it's not Nokia making the own-brand phone.

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Re: Microsoft have come a LONG way in a short time

Yawn WP7.5 UI is pretty nice. I've got a phone using it AND an iOS device so I am actually entitled to compare unlike most here (Android I cannot comment on as I never used anything newer than 2.x)

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Mozilla floats fondleslab-ready Firefox for Win 8

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Apple get away with it fine in iOS. Unless MS are alleged to use their position in desktop computing unfairly they are fine.

Note that MS don't have anywhere near a monopoly on browsing on Windows anymore, which surely puts them in a safer position against claims they are using their IE-desktop dominance unethically.

It'sa closed platform, there is nothing illegal with that. Closed systems have been around forever... games consoles don't even let you install software on them that's not approved centrally (without some messing about).

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Mozilla developers describe as "streamlined, modern, and beautiful"

I thought Mozilla didn't Mike Metro?

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Nokia pumps up Lumia browsing with Xpress

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Hmm

I tried this a bit, it seemed a lot slower than using IE9 for some reason. And appeared to muck up presentation slightly.

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I'm confused, am I supposed to go to the "give it a go" page from my PC or browse their on my Lumia phone?

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$3500 will get 13.3in Mac tablet in your mitts

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Why mbp?

Wouldn't an Air-based one be nicer?

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Microsoft releases JavaScript alternative

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Re: It looks nice

>>I'm not despoiling my fast, simple and beautiful machines with such an intrusive and bloated stack.

It would be terrible to use all those CPU cycles to make your life easier, I agree. What are they thinking, that computers exist to automate tasks or something?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

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can sense the pen before it touches down

I'd like that with typical touch-screens. I miss tooltips!

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Adele's Skyfall poised to fall from sky

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Re: Song Great, Film Crap

The last couple of films have just been generic Bourne clones IMO.

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Song Great, Film Crap

My prediction

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Pastafarians: Get your noodly appendages off that Facebook suspect

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When does this feature in post-deathmatch-pub-food

Or whatever it's called?

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Ubuntu 12.10: More to Um Bongo Linux than Amazon ads

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Re: Is the love mutual?

You mean your OS can't run 32 bit apps in 64-bit mode? That's pretty tragic.

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You'd think tech-savvy Linux users wouldn't be confused into thinking this was a privacy issue, since the overlords made it pretty clear they do the search and pass on the results. What was the comment... "you don't trust US? We have root already, you implicitly trust us"

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Beached whale on Suffolk coast - Reader snap

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What to do with it?

As title.

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