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5284 posts • joined 28 May 2010

Facebook's stock rally may be shortlived: Small advertisers enraged

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Re: Its been coming

Paying to promote personal posts I find weird and I doubt it will get much use, I don't really want people to use it but it's a valid thing for FB to offer.

For people using FB for advertising/business, I have absolutely no problem with them having to pay for it. If my viewing your advert is worth my time, it's worth your dime.

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Windows 8: Is Microsoft's new OS too odd to handle?

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Re: Windows8 Metro/ModernUI is the most lazy thing in IT ever

Apple had 0% of the smart-phone market and the tablet market, and decided what everyone needed.

I applaud MS for taking the bold move and pushing what they think is a step forward, even if it IS crap. If nobody tried to revolutionise for fear of failing, we would not get anywhere.

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expect the howls of dismay from users trying Windows 8 for the first time to quieten eventually

I don't know, lots of techy people who pride themselves on being smarter than average PC users still can't figure out the Ribbon. I'm sure the same people will deliberately not learn how to use W8 so they can complain about it for the next 5 years.

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Apple's skinny new iMac line: Farewell, optical drives

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I don't think I'll get one

... as a Mac developer a MacBook or Mini is OK... but they are damn nice to look at. Design IS important.

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Apple unveils iPad mini, upgrades its big brother

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Re: 3rd generation iPad

Then people are stupid. The iPad they bought is still very fast, in fact the iPad2 is fast! They are NOT expecting people to upgrade every new version, which is why they've stopped numbering them.

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Apple's iPad Mini mishap: scratching out the retina screen

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Rubbish

The 1024x768 display on the iPad 2 is very nice. In a smaller screen it will be even nicer. A 2k resolution on a 8" screen is just a waste of battery power.

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Apple iPod Touch 5G review

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Re: when you can get a 7in tablet for £160

>>I don't think he's suggesting you use a 7" tablet instead. He's just saying if you can make a 7" tablet for that price, can't you make a 4" mp3 player/tablet (or whatever it is) for less?

In technology, it's well known that the smaller you make something the less it costs?

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when you can get a 7in tablet for £160

Not sure about this argument. Portability is pretty important for a music device. When I pop into Starbucks I see people using laptops or tablets, listening to their iPods.

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Kindle Touch bites the dust

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Your device broke outside warranty and they only wanted £50 to replace it - the bastards!

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Re: Shame on Amazon managers!

What are you on about Joerg? The PaperWhite IS an e-ink device, It's the newest version, replacing the old version.

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WHITE WHALE spent 4 years trying to tell us something, then stopped

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Re: Best get those scientists out there to do their research

Nice as it is hear you bitter anti-religious zealotry (or not), what does that have to do with the topic?

You wouldn't like it if I used a discussion on the new x86 chips to strong-arm in a gospel presentation, I'd wager.

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Windows 8: An awful lot of change for a single release

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Re: Steady decline

You cannot simply state that closed source == bad.

But thanks for the patronising suggestion anyone who likes Windows just hasn't seen anything better. I've been using Macs quite a lot recently and have to brush against Linux for work, and I'd chose Windows every time.

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Re: "but that for some long-term Windows users it is simply too different"

You're just looking for a fight. They don't blame the users, they simply state users don't want so much change.

Get over yourself.

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AMD uncloaks 4GHz-and-up FX Series 'enthusiast' chippery

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"over a hundred dollars on a graphics card"

Hardly a decent gaming GPU for $100!

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'Looming menace' of evil browser extensions to be demo'd this week

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Re: App-store

You can certainly install plugins as normal... I have my own plugin installed.

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I just LOVE Server 2012, but count me out on Windows 8 for now

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Moving to nix just because you don't like W8 seems a big overreaction, if you like W7. Wait until W9 before deciding is my view... by that time the OS might genuinely be of little importance.

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Skype for Windows 8 is coming: Always on, always in your contacts

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Re: Great!

So set it so only your contacts can IM you, and set it to "appear offline".

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IBM slices UK GTS contractor rates

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Re: Am I missing something?

I thought the same but assume they simply report the data they are given, and people hired on an hourly rate are paid less for different roles.

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British sheep falling behind Continental sheep in broadbaaaand race

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3Mbit isn't enough for Twitter?

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US climate-change skeptics LOSING SUPPORT

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Re: I drink Lewis Page's tearshake

You miss the entire point. People act on what they think is true.

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Re: Science is not democracy

It doesn't matter if science follows the majority view or not. The importance of this news is that people act on what they believe to be the facts. What people believe shapes the world more than the facts do.

I know it's not like that when you're coding but dismissing an article as useless because "Science is not democracy" is just plain ignorant.

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near spot-on warming predictions found in a 30-year-old paper

You mean after all this time they managed to find one paper with predictions that are matched by subsequent facts? Never mind the thousands of papers which predicted different things,

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Re: funny

Well done Don for beautifully illustrating the kind of ignorance this subject is plagued with.

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Google shares dive as profits reported down 20%

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I've been thinking about Nokia quite a lot. But I don't really have the funds for such a high-risk speculation. Not until Apple stop messing about anyway.

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BUY GOOG

They suspend trading on a 10% drop? Seems like cheating.

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Anonymous cell: Shove off, credit-hoggers, WE took down HSBC

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Re: Wow..

Did you mean Anon or HSBC?

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Question

If the DDOS attack is still ongoing, how do you get back online... and why can't the DDOS just continue running for days or weeks?

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Young Frenchwoman desperate for fat pipe tumbles out of window

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Re: We have all been there...

Great as it is to know better than everyone else Steve, you might not be aware some of us use the internet for important things.

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Mac gamers a-gog as GOG goes Mac

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Re: Ooh, syndicate

A simple refresh for hi-res displays would be enough for me! There is an open-source project, but I'm not sure what exactly they have created.

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Ooh, syndicate

Best game never to be (properly) remade.

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Google rolls out new, cheaper Chromebooks 'for everyone'

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Re: I know why I dislike the google

Bad the google.

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Re: Here we go again...

What about import duty?

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Dear Google

Nobody is interested in your stupid ChromeBooks. Please stop wasting your time and money on this when you could be doing something cool and useful.

Thanks.

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Users grumble after Adobe cancels Acrobat X Suite

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Re: Adobe, Autodesk, the Mafia...

Nobody is stopping you from using open-source alternatives. Hell, nobody is stopping you starting a project. If you all put your $1000 into a pot, that would buy some great developers.

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If a product takes as long to develop as MS-Office but has 1/10 the user-base, it stands to reason it will cost 10X more.

This is the case with most pro creativity tools... look at Quark Express, Maya, 3DSMax, etc. I don't know if any of them ever tried dropping the price massively to see if many more started buying, it's not hard to imagine even normally moral folk would struggle to pay £2k for a software tool especially a freelancer.

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New Oz road rules forbid touching mobes

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>>It's another good example of how the law doesn't keep up with reality.

No it's another example of people being dicks and wasting my taxes.

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almost impossible to enforce

One of those rules that is almost impossible to enforce unless you are so un observant you don't see the plod next to you.

You mean like how it's impossible to enforce car-pool lanes? Oh wait... they do enforce those.

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Labour claims 'highest ranked UK politico in World of Warcraft' title

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Re: yeahbut

I didn't know that was a right, I thought it was an opinion.

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Loads of people work a 9-5 job and then have 6 hours free in the evening.

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Apple banishes Java from Mac browsers

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Are you sure you want to install "no Java"?

Weird

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UltraViolet universal movie format still a no-show

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Re: Uh huh.

And how are you going to watch that ripped version on your phone in a hotel when you didn't think ahead to copy it on?

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Re: UltraViolet, classic bait and switch

Didn't you just copy-paste that from the last UV thread Paul? It's almost like you're some kind of lobbyist.

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Re: Never use Ultraviolet code

That's probably because you never leave your bedroom?

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Re: UV filters

I know Netflix USA and UK have different content, but does the digital world work on the same regions system as DVD/BD?

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Apple iPod Nano 7G review

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Re: Uh, 16GB?

Buy an iPod classic then.

The point of a nano is you trade size for space... and you can very easily swap what albums are on. Every few days, every week, even every evening if you want.

16Gb is quite a lot of albums.

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Re: They still make these ?

My phones have had MP3 support for ages, but I've never really felt comfortable using it as a MP3 player. I don't really even know why, but I would say I find the dedicated UI on my old 3rd/4th-gen nano is preferable to using it on my phone.

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Re: Missing from the review.....

It might be iTunes only on this device but historically that's definitely not the case. There are several free/open-source tools (for Windows at least) although which versions of iPod they can use varies. I use the very minimal SharePod program.

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Re: Missing from the review.....

So go read a review on a specialist audio site :)

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One year on, SSL servers STILL cower before the BEAST

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JS speed

Do any of these exploits require any sort of brute-force or CPU-intensive stuff which would be far easier with the massive improvements in JS performance? I wondered if new vulnerabilities might be a side-effect of the JS 'arms race' between Chrome, IE and FF.

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Canonical flings out Ubuntu 12.10 – now with OPTIONAL Bezos suck

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Re: Has there been a paradigm shift and nobody told me?

I think it's something called the "inter net"

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