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5405 posts • joined 28 May 2010

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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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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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Apps

What I still fail to understand is why MS don't hire a few developers to work on nothing but creating a slew of half-decent apps for WP8. Not MS-brand apps even, simply bung cash at developers to make specific apps.

For 1% of the marketing budget they could pay for 1000 apps probably.

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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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Nintendo shrinks Wii for Crimbo

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It's so small to start with though!

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

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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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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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Re: slightly higher than they think OEMs" Indeed, that is precisely what they have done in fact.

Why would MS want to price it at the budget end? Android already have the crappy low-end of the market sewn up and Apple have proven that it's about margin not bulk sales.

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Google plans touchscreen Chromebook for 2013 - report

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So basically Chrome are trying to make touch-PCs popular, now who exactly is that going to benefit most...

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Venus EXPOSED in predawn threesome with Saturn and Mercury

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Re: Get some, already

"Most people who, uh, get laid regularly aren't interested in the constant sexual innuendo"

I think you'll find they are. Maybe you have a rather flaccid libido compared to normal men.

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Samsung Google Nexus 10 tablet review

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Re: 80% for the best 10" tablet on the market?

>>Perhaps you could enlighten those of us fortunate enough to not own an iPad, and explain where it is better?

Since you can't even ask a simple question without feeling honour-bound to demonstrate what a fanboi you are, I think I'll save my time writing a proper answer you won't read.

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Re: 80% for the best 10" tablet on the market?

Yes but it's not an iPad :)

Also you are as biased as you claim El Reg are - you list only things the Nexus is better. The fact you don't list a single negative shows you're biased.

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The sales figures make it clear which people prefer, and it's not what you want them to.

The fact you think the iPad has been killed purely because newer tablets out-do it on the technical side just shows how little you understand about people.

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Maybe it's different in real life

But it looks really ugly in those photos. It looks big and clunky even though I imagine this is not the case, maybe just the way black plastic looks against an aluminium iPad? Has anyone seem them both in the flesh to compare?

Also - do you really need to fight on the resolution front? Why not just pick a good resolution and leave it at that, rather than mess about in a pissing match?

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Gangnam Style beats Bieber Baby, becomes biggest timewaste EVER

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Yeah. Although to be fair, Psy is at least a bit different to the other dross.

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It's still better than Bieber's song!

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Mystery Chrome 0-day exploit to be unveiled in India on Saturday

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a demo of the first Windows Mobile 8 malware

Skype?

(I don't agree but figured it would get a giggle)

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APPLE goes on crazy, price-SLASHER Black Friday RAMPAGE

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Re: Slight discounts but nothing compared to shopping in the US

If it's way cheaper it'll be way crapper. You want a moderately cheaper one :)

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Considering we're NOT IN AMERICA complaining we only get 8-10% seems pretty silly. Note you can also get another 2-3.5% from cashback sites, and this is not insignificant.

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NoSQL's CAP theorem busters: We don't drop ACID

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Re: What are they on?

>>SQL scales very well. It had problems ten or fifteen years ago but today I don't usually see any problems. Even with 100s of TBs of data and thousands of concurrent users.

It scales well on a single server, and a powerful single server can do a hell of a lot. The problem is when you want to split/mirror that DB across multiple servers in different locations.

I still maintain the number of people needing NoSQL are very few - doing something because Google does it is really dumb because even giant DBs are nowhere near what Google is doing.

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'There may come a day when Hobbits promote slot machines ...'

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Re: cynical?

What are you on about, the films of LOTR were great.

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@dogged

No I do not have him confused with Lewis. The two were friends; Lewis preferred to be overt with his use of Christian message in stories (it's pretty blatant) but to say Christian themes are not commonplace in LOTR simply shows your ignorance of either LOTR, Christianity, or both.

As a Christian and LOTR fan you'll have to take my word for that :)

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Since Tolkein was a prominant Christian (as is pretty obvious from the books) I imagine this is likely to be the case.

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Asus VivoBook S200 11.6in touchscreen notebook review

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Re: Prints harming

I worry about that too. On my iPad I noticed the screen is absolutely filthy when viewed from an angle, but all the smudges are totally invisible when viewed straight-on. With a laptop, you'd far more often find you were looking at the wrong angle, surely?

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Re: One thing

I agree, it's possible MS could bring touch-screens to mainstream like Apple have done with other stuff... not a new idea but making it popular.

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Plan to let you phone people up from within Facebook

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Seems a semi-sensible bit of functionality, but I thought FaceBook was cosy with Skype?

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London Underground platform Wi-Fi set to cost £2 daily for many

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Re: Pointless

The only place it would be useful is on the train, which is the one place it won't be possible anytime soon.

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Ex-Nokians fish MeeGo out of bin, launch Sailfish OS

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Hmm, my Windows phone showed me the battery and signal indicators when I just checked.

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AARGH! We're ALL DOOMED, bellows UN - right on schedule

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policy tools to allow the world to stay below a maximum 2 degrees Celsius

Brrrrrrrr

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Sam Sung found in Apple Store SHOCKER

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Why on earth would he have been asked to remove his LinkedIn page, and why on earth did his employer have the right to force him to do so?

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Just what you needed: A cell phone with a remote control. No, really

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AFAIK most TVs have wired networking, not wireless. Which makes it pretty hopeless unless you buy an adapter.

Perhaps I'm out of date with the current generation of smart TVs though and wireless connectivity is the norm, like with games consoles?

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Bluetooth has always wanted to be in a TV remote control, but never made it

Except for the PS3 DVD/Blu-ray remote, which is excellent. No pointing required.

When a TV costs £hundreds, the price of bluetooth seems inconsequential.

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Re: Advantage of IR remotes

Yes but the PS3 remote is far better.

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Microsoft building poo-powered carbon-neutral data center

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Yes but it is going to waste because it's not already being converted to electricity.

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Kobo Glo illuminated e-reader review

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I'm a reader - I could read for hours at a time. As such, a dedicated device is WAY better.

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