Feeds

* Posts by JDX

5508 posts • joined 28 May 2010

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

JDX
Gold badge

Re: Why one anyone want a shit expensive phone?

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

5
3
JDX
Gold badge
Mushroom

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

3
7
JDX
Gold badge

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!

0
0
JDX
Gold badge

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.

3
4

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

JDX
Gold badge

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.

0
1

Instagram starts filtering out hipster pics on Twitter

JDX
Gold badge

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!

0
0

Motörheadphönes Overkill earphones review

JDX
Gold badge

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.

1
0
JDX
Gold badge

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?

0
0

His Holiness Benedict XVI to tweet to his Catholic flock

JDX
Gold badge

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?

0
0
JDX
Gold badge

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!

2
0

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

JDX
Gold badge

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

2
0

Adobe's revenge on Steve Jobs: HTML5

JDX
Gold badge

Re: Erm, am I missing something?

Flash apps? ClubPenguin has 20million users or so.

0
0
JDX
Gold badge

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.

0
0
JDX
Gold badge

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.

0
0
JDX
Gold badge

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++ :)

1
1
JDX
Gold badge

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?

15
16

Chinese student fails job interview because of iPhone

JDX
Gold badge

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

Where do I apply!

0
0

Adobe demands 7,000 years a day from humankind

JDX
Gold badge

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

2
2

TomTom for Android with hands-free kit review

JDX
Gold badge

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?

0
0
JDX
Gold badge

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.

2
4

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

JDX
Gold badge

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.

17
0

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

JDX
Gold badge

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.

1
1

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

JDX
Gold badge

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.

4
25

Microsoft braces for Surface RT feedback storm

JDX
Gold badge

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.

2
1
JDX
Gold badge

Re: Only use odd numbered versions of Windows NT

If only someone had posted this before.

15
2
JDX
Gold badge

Re: Looks nice, but horrible to use

On the other hand:

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

1
9

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

JDX
Gold badge

It could be a black hole.

0
0
JDX
Gold badge

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

1
3
JDX
Gold badge

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?

1
7

Sex offender wins case against Facebook vigilantism

JDX
Gold badge

Re: They are doing it wrong these Pedophile's

Pedophilia is the new black?

1
2
JDX
Gold badge

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?

2
1

Scientists build largest ever computerized brain

JDX
Gold badge

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.

2
1

Help-desk hell

JDX
Gold badge

Re: spreadsheets

I do love Hibernate on modern PCs :)

4
0

El Reg Movember lads sprout mighty Unix beards for cancer charity

JDX
Gold badge

Re: Are you sure?

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

0
0

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

JDX
Gold badge

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.

1
0
JDX
Gold badge

Re: Google is evil.

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

4
6
JDX
Gold badge

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?

0
4
JDX
Gold badge

Re: Google is evil.

Aren't conspiracy theories fun.

2
11

Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro gets laptop-level price

JDX
Gold badge

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

0
2
JDX
Gold badge

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.

1
2
JDX
Gold badge

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).

2
7
JDX
Gold badge

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.

1
0
JDX
Gold badge

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.

3
0

LG claims UK Ultra HD TV first

JDX
Gold badge

UltraHD?

I thought 4K was the term used?

0
0

Dell launches Sputnik Linux Ultrabook

JDX
Gold badge

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...

0
3
JDX
Gold badge

Re: Interesting tactic

>>Or that they have common sense.

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

0
4

Twitter forced to cough raw feed after PeopleBrowsr wins temporary order

JDX
Gold badge

Firehose?

Goldenshower more like.

2
1

Prisoner found with phone + charger in anal cavity

JDX
Gold badge

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.

5
4

America planned to NUKE THE MOON

JDX
Gold badge

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.

1
0