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* Posts by JDX

5321 posts • joined 28 May 2010

Man, 19, cuffed after burning Remembrance poppy pic is Facebooked

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Of course the internet is the real world. To many it is the most real part OF the world.

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When we had a similar case of someone posting very offensive jokes onto a dedicated victim support page I was in favour of it being viewed a crime. But if someone simply makes an anti-poppy protest on their own site, that's too far IMO.

Can anyone shed more light because the context of where such things are posted is important whether it is malicious or just poor taste.

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Obama win may mean NASA 'nauts to Deep Space as soon as 2021

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Re: Or the more likely scenario is...

Damn those poor people wanting medical care.

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Re: Nice thought but unlikely

On that basis no large project would ever happen.

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Twitter: WHOOPS we've broken ourselves. Sorr-ee!

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Nearly as bad as posting your worthless opinion on The Register really.

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Prime Minister on Twitter: Me and Obama, we're like THAT

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Surely there is more worth in following the PM than some 2-bit popstar?

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Felix Baumgartner sadly turns out to be blinkered FOOL

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Re: Red Bull is vile anyway.

It's medicine, tasting horrible is the point!

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What about the blinkered attitude that anyone who doesn't agree with you has a blinkered attitude?

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Dry martini, shaken not stirred: Cracking the physics of Bond's martini

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Re: Ice?

>>Ice in any drink is a modern abomination. Certainly for Whiskey, Whisky, beer or Wine.

You're very ignorant. Many whiskies are supposed to be diluted because they're sold at cask strength (50-60%). The single malt you buy at 40% has deliberately been diluted already. So enough of this nonsense that adding water is wrong. If anything, it gives you a whole new avenue of snobbery - which water should you use?!

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Re: Damn, where to start

And there I was thinking it was about drinking something you liked the taste of, rather than bowing to some pretentious idiot's snobbery on 'right and wrong'.

It's booze. Not holy sacrament.

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Bond's Walther PPK goes digital: A civilized gun updated

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Re: Look everyone

Makes a nice change from banging on about phones.

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Re: Meanwhile back in the real world

Or you could have used a replica.

The problem with pointing a gun at someone is you have to be prepared to use it.

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"at least we have a grasp of the reality of the real world"

Wonderful. You think America is "the real world".

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Re: ".....and admits to Moonraker being his favorite 007 film...."

MR is wonderful. Mainly for Jaws.

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Re: Why always FakeOS?

Well touch-based has been a staple of sci-fi for a while. Forget minority-report, Stark's GUI in Iron Man is pretty lovely.

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Why always FakeOS?

It's pretty rare to see a real-looking OS on TV - maybe some nix if they're 'hacking'. Is this due to licensing, or what?

I mean in contemporary TV, not sci-fi set in 2200.

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Valve taps testers for Linux Steam

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Re: This is a good start Valve - I'll be putting in 3 sign ups.

I'm not sure what any of that has to do with me, or which of my comments you might be referring to? All I can guess is that because you personally know several people using Linux you think that makes it popular. Hmm, no. If I go into Starbucks I'd conclude Mac is the dominant laptop seller. That's not true either.

And can there be anything more pathetic than a man who evangelises an OS because he truly believes in his very soul that he's saving people from MS?

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Re: This is going to be funny

>>Explain the popularity of Ubuntu then.

What popularity? How are you getting your information on desktop users and where is it? Or does 1% count as 'popular' in LinuxLand?

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Re: This is going to be funny

Lee if you think making your app work on another platform is as simple as hitting "recompile", even if you write it with cross-platform in mind, you're sadly mistaken. Even Java doesn't work that smoothly!

And then you probably need to rewrite ALL your shaders to GLSL from HLSL.

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Oak Ridge lab: Behold, I Am TITAN, hear my 20 petaflop ROAR

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Re: 299,008 Opteron cores

How does 300k cores compare to an average data centre?

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299,008 Opteron cores

Holy crap.

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Amazon lends e-books free to Prime subscribers

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Re: "Free"...?

It's a bonus for Prime, forming a link between both services. Nothing more to it... Kindle users will be slightly more likely to take out Prime, Prime users will be slightly more likely to buy a Kindle as their next e-reader.

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Re: Only on a hardware reader

that would be a really important and useful addition to the article, if someone can corroborate it?

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Feds arrest Paul Ceglia over Facebook ownership claims

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Re: beats me

The billions of dollars?

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grow up.

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Re: Freedom only for the deserving?

So if 100 people all turn up making claims, with contracts they made and printed out last week, we should have 100 proper court cases lasting several years each?

The 'undeserving' have a right to justice but this should have taken about 5min to resolve, not years and involve Harvard trawling their backups. THAT is what's crazy. $millions of work done which the guy presumably won't be paying for.

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Chrome extension blocks political speech on Facebook

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You say that like you think it's some cynical secret rather than simple common sense.

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

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Still a better resolution than my 13" MacBook.

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Re: Rubbish

My iPad2 and my eyes are just the same as they were before iPad3 was invented. Nobody was clamouring for that kind of resolution/density before Apple released iPad3, and no rivals are rushing to emulate them. There's a good reason for that.

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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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Better luck next time Blofeld! Five Bond plot myths busted

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Another one?

Didn't they also have a spaceship which gobbled up other spaceships, like the boat idea?

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WTF is... Microsoft Xbox SmartGlass?

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Re: Actually, I approve.

I think you might need an XBox Richard.

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Re: Utterly irrelevant

Joe, W8 will overtake Linux as a home OS within about a day of launch. Mac within a month.

And perhaps you might care to read the article where it clearly says it will be coming to other OS.

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Ballmer has plans for more Microsoft own-brand hardware

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Re: Ballmer has plans for more Microsoft own-brand hardware

And all those news stories about XBox getting hacked

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Re: Ballmer has plans for more Microsoft own-brand hardware

Yeah look how that has flopped.

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Re: Perhaps it's time for other hardware manufacturers to seek another O/S.

Google has no interest in getting you to use Linux. Unless it's their stupid Chromebox Linux.

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Everybody's so unexcited about it that the BBC had a story on it on their homepage.

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

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I can't see it being used much but I wonder, is it the same price for everyone? I thought when I looked it was £2 - perhaps it depends on your network size?

I can see RARE times it might be useful, because you can never tell who will see your posts otherwise.

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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 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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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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