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5519 posts • joined 28 May 2010

Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro gets laptop-level price

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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).

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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.

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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.

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

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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?

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Re: Google is evil.

Aren't conspiracy theories fun.

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LG claims UK Ultra HD TV first

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UltraHD?

I thought 4K was the term used?

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Dell launches Sputnik Linux Ultrabook

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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...

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Re: Interesting tactic

>>Or that they have common sense.

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

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Re: Interesting tactic

It'll just be further proof Linux users are cheapskates who want everything for free,

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Re: Did I Read That Article Right?

I'm pretty sure Eclipse will benefit from a decent spec and SSD.

The VMs running DBs definitely will.

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Re: Did I Read That Article Right?

Why wouldn't you put Linux on a high-spec system?

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Re: 8GB RAM and 256GB memory

It's a fairly poor attempt at a joke when an SSD is memory. It's the word 'disk' which is out of place,

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I agree, re-installing Windows instead of that nasty Linux is exactly what I'd do!

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Re: Does not compute?

So you're not target market then are you. The fact THEY are just copying an image across is irrelevant, the typical buyer will spend how ever many hours it takes to download/install/configure Linux.

Of course if you want a specific setup it's not for you but if someone wants a Linux dev-box, $50 is a good deal especially if they are not an expert Linux-er...

And as for you charging $300/hr, yeah right.

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Re: They are giving the middle finger to microsoft at last!

As mentioned, creating and testing the image will have taken a fixed amount of time. At least as much as Windows, and fact probably more, but split over far fewer units sold.

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Re: Does not compute?

It's a niche product they have to put more time into per unit (R&D overhead / number of units). They might also anticipate higher support costs.

You're paying someone $50 to set it up for you, how much do you value your time?

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Re: They are giving the middle finger to microsoft at last!

Have you ever heard of economies of scale?

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Twitter forced to cough raw feed after PeopleBrowsr wins temporary order

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Firehose?

Goldenshower more like.

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Prisoner found with phone + charger in anal cavity

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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.

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America planned to NUKE THE MOON

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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.

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Re: I find it deeply disturbing

But if you're GOING to test the tech can't we agree the moon is a better target than part of our own planet?

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Re: mentality of our friends from across the pond.

Wow, so far 7 people think setting a nuke off on the moon is worse than doing it on Earth.

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Re: I find it deeply disturbing

But blowing up islands and deserts and populated Japanese cities is?

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What exactly is wrong with nuking the moon? It makes more sense than setting it off on Earth, which is what we actually did.

Although, would a nuke work as well with no atmosphere... you need matter to create a shock wave.

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Troll sues Apple for daring to plug headphones into iPhone

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Re: " Apple will reap what they have sown."

It must so hurt people like you when Apple continue to pile in the billions for their well-reviewed 'mediocre products'.

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Sony tempts 4K Ultra HD TV buyers with free films

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Re: The Bridge on the River Kwai

It's not the film, but the fact they're giving you a 4K version of a film decades old.

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

Really?!

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Astronomers find biggest black hole, 17 BILLION times the size of Sun

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Re: Supposedly

No they don't. As Hawking says in ABHOT, you wouldn't even know you'd crossed the event horizon.

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Re: Supposedly

Someone remind me... once you're beyond the event horizon you can never get back but does that also mean you can't escape getting closer and closer, or could you enter into orbit of the singularity inside the EH?

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Re: What happens if two black holes collide?

Define 'meet'. Isn't that the same as 'collide'?

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Re: "Time for a rethink" suggests Dr. Karl

What happens if two black holes collide?

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

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Re: The standard model?

Yeah you get all the fermionic goodness of the Standard Model but with the special WIMP expansion set for free.

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Re: Hardly catastrophic

You're just jealous :)

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Hardly catastrophic

Just very disappointing.

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Microsoft tightens the scroos in search battle

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Re: scroogled is microsoft

Yes but he wanted to show off he knew how to look up a domain registration,

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Re: Scroogled?

It is a good pairing for the word trough, MS cast aspersions over how good Google's results are, whereas Scroogle.com just stole them.

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Badges for Commentards

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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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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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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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