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Go home Google, you're drunk! Desktop Maps says The Shard's TWO MILES from actual loc

Arthur Jackson

Apple Maps

Over a year ago I noticed that the Apple maps of my home area had several discrepancies, businesses ceased trading / in wrong location etc. I used the "report this" button to advise them but nothing ever got done.

Had another go a couple of months ago and am now getting "Problem Fixed" emails.

So it seems that Apple have now allocated more resources to fixing the errors. I know they got a justified slating over the maps issue but I am finding the maps app very good in my home location.

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Xen to practice art of motor vehicle embedded development

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Re: And Mr.Pirsig quietly puts the wrench back.

Is that good, or not good ?

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Say goodbye to landfill Android: Top 10 cheap 'n' cheerful smartphones

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Mmmmm.. Bicycle GPS

Mr Wibbles comment has got me thinking. I purchased a Garmin Edge Touring Cycle GPS as a birthday present for my wife but it is a bit of a nightmare trying to load Open Cycle Map or similar onto it, she finds it very unintuitive, doesn't like the screen and has basically given up and stuck it in a drawer.

Any Reg cyclists found a suitable phone?

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'THERE'S BEEN A MURRRDER!' Plod probe Street View 'slaying'

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Taggart

Murrrder that side of the border shirley

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Ex–Apple CEO John Sculley: Ousting Steve Jobs 'was a mistake'

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Or Ethernet

Bill Krause of 3COM:

"We had put Ethernet on a card, and instead of having to screw a tap we had a connector that looked a lot like the one you screw into your cable box and TV. And were all excited about it. We set up four PCs, and we called Steve Jobs who was a good friend and told him, “You have to come over and see this demo.” Steve comes over and we hook it up and show it to him.

It was a classic Steve response: “Who’s the brain-dead asshole that came up with this shit? This is dreck, this is crap. You want to make it easy to install, just plug it into the telephone jack for cryin’ out loud.”

Why didn’t we think of that? No one knows to this day that Steve Jobs deserves the credit for creating Ethernet the way it is today, and it is a part of why it beat out other competing technologies. It was another one of his brilliant insights around user-interface.

"http://a16z.com/2014/02/06/40-pound-calculators-the-birth-of-ethernet-and-a-100-billion-mistake-a-conversation-with-bill-krause/

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AMD demos 'Berlin' Opteron, world's first heterogeneous system architecture server chip

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Berlin

With specs like these AMD are set to Cruse away from the opposition and become top gun in the processor world.

Certainly took my breath away.

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Original iPhone dev team was 'shockingly small' - Apple engineer

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Ethernet and Steve Jobs

Read an article by Bill Krause on a16z.com earlier today. Discussing the development of an Etherenet adaptor he said:

We had put Ethernet on a card, and instead of having to screw a tap we had a connector that looked a lot like the one you screw into your cable box and TV. And were all excited about it. We set up four PCs, and we called Steve Jobs who was a good friend and told him, “You have to come over and see this demo.” Steve comes over and we hook it up and show it to him.

It was a classic Steve response: “Who’s the brain-dead asshole that came up with this shit? This is dreck, this is crap. You want to make it easy to install, just plug it into the telephone jack for cryin’ out loud.”

Why didn’t we think of that? No one knows to this day that Steve Jobs deserves the credit for creating Ethernet the way it is today, and it is a part of why it beat out other competing technologies. It was another one of his brilliant insights around user-interface.

They should have bought him a pint - or several

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ZEPPELINS to replace Goodyear blimps in American skies

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De dur de dur da

I've gotta whole lotta love for this story

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Actually, there is an Arapaho word for 'pliers'

Arthur Jackson

Re: Nelson

Minnehaha shirley?

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ROBOT PODS to INVADE Milton Keynes in frenzied automatic MAYHEM

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Re: 12mph [≈ World record time marathon, 2h03m59s]

Needs updating, Kipsang ran 2:03:23 in Berlin last month. ( and earned $120,000 )

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Smartwatch craze is all just ONE OFF THE WRIST

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Re: Casio Jogging watch

So, It was you you bastard. I remember running marathons in the 80's and some plonkers insisted on having the pace set on his Casio so it BEEPED every stride.

In one race I was running in a group with a guy having his watch BEEPING every stride and one, at the time well known lady runner asking " are you going to switch that fucking thing off or do you expect us to listen to it all the way round"

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New! Yahoo! logo! shows! Marissa! Meyer's! personal! touch!

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WTF?

Re: old logo better

Yahoo Finance always show an incorrect P/E ratio ( something to do with pence / pounds / dollars or whatever.

It has been broken for years and they can't be arsed to fix it.

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It's the software, stupid: Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch bags big apps

Arthur Jackson
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Re: Battery battery battery

I have a Garmin 610. Great GPS running tool and excellent as a day to day watch with a battery life of about a month.

I have to physically swipe the touch screen from right to left to initialise the GPS acquisition, then if I do not physically press the " Start Activity " button ( top right ) it times out and reverts to watch mode.

You either have a duff unit or need to RTFM.

Battery life in GPS mode is about 8 hours with 1 second sampling, so no good for Ultras ( 910XT) has 20-22 hours of active GPS

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Rules, shmules: Fliers leaving devices switched on in droves

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Re: am I strange?

Ah you'll be VinceH ! - I remember your name

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Lasers capture 3D images from a kilometre away

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Re: What university are you saying? Edin-who? HERIOT WATT!

I attended Herriot Watt University, though it was only to watch my wife compete in a 100KM race which involved running around the Campus quite a few times. A very pleasant place, and IIRC the student bar was very welcoming :-)

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En Garde! Villagers FIGHT OFF FRENCH INVASION MENACE

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France Telecom - Pah!

Strangest roaming message was from a Norwegian telecom operator - we were on the Cherbourg - Poole ferry at the time. Tropospheric atmoscatter I assume !

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Have Brits fallen for Netflix, or do they still LoveFilm?

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Library

I use my local library, there is quite a choice of DVDs, Box sets and foreign language films. Weekly rental is £1.50 for a standard DVD, £2.50 for box sets or Blu Ray, if it is a premier, just released title then they charge £3.50 and 2 day rental. I can search online to see if a particular title is in stock at one of my local libraries.

Last week I read "Let the right one in" by John Linqvist, and watched both the Swedish and American DVDs based on the book.

Check it out, you might be surprised at what is available, and by using your local Library you may be helping to keep it open.

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iPad mini to outsell iPad, get Retina Display? iPad to slenderize?

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Big Brother

I particularly enjoyed reading Orwells " Keep the Flying Aspidistra"

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Australian boffins have a ball with lightning maths

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Sums

A friends daughter is currently at Cambridge studying " hard sums"

Can we not just settle on hard sums for the applied and very hard sums for the pure stuff?

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Rumour: Asus rejects $99 Nexus 7... rumour

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Re: Cheaper Nexus 7

Mark,

I am confused as to the GPS being useless outside a wifi area. I thought that the Nexus had a GPS chip in it and word work anywhere ( like my Garmin running watch )

I just wish someone would marry a waterproof device similar to this, possibly with e ink for battery life and full OS ( or similar ) mapping.

I can read a map and navigate but could see a use for such a device.

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Ig Nobels 2012: Physics of ponytails, chimp arse-cognition and more

Arthur Jackson
Mushroom

Re: Medicine Prize

You bastard! I am going in for a Gastroscopy/Colonoscopy next week. I had managed to put it to the back of my mind... until now.

Mind you, I am going to insist that they run the probe under the tap before they shove it down my throat.

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New hottest-ever extreme temperature records now easier to achieve

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@John Smith 19

Have a pint of John Smiths to go with t' black pudding

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OCZ: We will plug Lightning into your Thunderbolt

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Very very frightening news

The post is required, and must contain nutters.

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Untangling the question of antimatter mass

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I like hippies

Here is the Citation you requested:

Desiderata

Max Ehrmann (1872-1945).

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'My product is driPhone, not iPhone'

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Nowhere

I assume that you are busy making lots of nowhere plans for nobody?

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Google's Siri-a-like to be named 'Majel' after Trek actress

Arthur Jackson
Headmaster

Earl Grey

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Kindle Fire to consume half of Android tablet biz

Arthur Jackson
Headmaster

Bated

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And they're off! Day one at the solar races

Arthur Jackson
Happy

Hove?

Surely you mean Hove actually?

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Belgian buccaneers invade Rockall

Arthur Jackson
Pirate

Mancunian and Cockerney Proof readers and compositors exonerated

And now it comes out, the Guardians legendary typos were the result of anthrax poisoning.

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Logitech fined for bogus bug-busting keyboard ad

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That would be the Samsung " Hawkwind " you have there.

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COMET WILL DEFINITELY NOT HIT EARTH – NASA

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Gordons Alive !!!!

Aha

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iPhone users richer, brainier, more tasteful than Android-ers

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BMW Marque

I originally thought that all BMW drivers were selfish wankers until I realised it is only the "i" variant ( 320i, 520i ) that comes with factory fitted indicators.

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People don't want tablets, they want iPads

Arthur Jackson
FAIL

I like titles me

So you signed up to El Reg just to say you have no use for a tablet, but if you bought one to put in a cupboard it would be anything but Apple - astounding, but hey, top marks for "crApple" never seen that before, your school friends must think you are so cool !

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Truck nuts swing onto US freedom of speech agenda

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Viz

Shirley I am not the only person who is reminded of Buster Gonad and his unfeasibly large testicles?

Does he still grace the pages of Viz?

The truth is out there somewhere...

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Jabra Stone 2 Bluetooth headset

Arthur Jackson
Megaphone

Self conscious

Who will be the first manufacturer to produce a Bluetooth headset that is a direct copy of the NHS hearing aid design?

Nobody will think you a tool for wearing one and you can selectively ignore awkward questions !

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Intel debuts '3D transistors' with 22nm chip recipe

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Trolltastic !!!

I am in the business and have respect for Intel - they may be big, but you NEED to be big to bring innovations to fruition in the semiconductor industry - Intel are consistently ahead of all other rivals (including my employer).

I have no respect for the crAppl€ marketing company.

Well Paul, I do respect your opinion, and you may be " in the business " with an "Employer". However, looking at your post would I be correct in guessing that you are there on work experience ?

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Virgin space rocketship trials 'feather' re-entry system

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Eight Miles High and Falling Fast

"The spaceship is a joy to fly and the feathered descent portion added a new, unusual but wonderful dynamic to the ride," said Siebold after changing his underpants

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Park the Mario Kart, and throw your keys in the bowl

Arthur Jackson
Paris Hilton

Charles Aznavour

Youtube, Nintendo Shii.wmv

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Moderate boozing good for your heart: Official

Arthur Jackson
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The "100" Club

Run 100 miles and drink 100 Pints of beer in 100 consecutive hours - it has been done ;-)

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Ten... fitness gadgets

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Runmeter for me

Wot he said -- I too have used both and prefer RunMeter. Went for a long run this morning Garmin Forerunner 310xt on wrist, iPhone with Runmeter in backpack. Finished my run checked distances on both devices, pressed "Done" on Runmeter and within a minute received an email with a comprehensive breakdown of my run including google maps data.

I paid £2.99 an absolute bloody bargain.

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Nike and TomTom display watch with marathon capabilities

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Agggh - but !

Agree somewhat, anyone " jogging" with earphones has missed the pleasure of self reflection But I digress, I have a Garmin Forerunner 310 which is the dogs danglers, I pitched it against Runmeter ( not runkeeper though that is probably as good ) Garmin went tits up after about 18 hours whereas the Iphone running runmeter logged the complete run and had a tad left in reserve.

So, My "Sodding Iphone" sits quietly in my backpack logging my run and emailing the distances / splits/ etc automagically to myself and/or anyone I choose without any intervention. Most of the "Apps " available also have the option to update to Facebook or Twitter etc should you so wish. ( I don't have either of those accounts our my children have)

So, cycle from Dorset to Scotland to visit our Daughter? automatic updates every hour / defined period / to a specified Facebook / Twitter /Email address. ? No problem.

Compete in 10K / Marathon / proper run ? no problem , Iphone is your friend

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South African wireless traffic lights pillaged by SIM-card thieves

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There is a God, and he is a runner

Speaking as a pedestrian I have observed "odd" behaviour on a regular training run, group of several runners hitting green pedestrian lights in sequence over a route with a couple of "complex" junctions involved, these junctions usually require a button press to activate the pedestrian sequence, so, either there is an IR detection system seeing a group of runners as a vehicle and switching the lights to pedestrian, or there is a " Deity of your Choice" who is busy training for next years London / Edinburgh / Cardiff Marathon and is switching the sequence to optimise the training regime.

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Assange: Text messages show rape allegations were 'set up'

Arthur Jackson
WTF?

Welcome Windrose

Just like to welcome you to the comments board here at El Reg, you have been here a whole day now, and posted shed loads of stuff, well done again! keep posting

Sarah, can we have a shill icon please?

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Fanboys: updated OS X Lion MacBooks, iMacs in H1 '11

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Title is Mr

Well Paul,

It matters enough for you to take the time to comment.

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Why Microsoft is Acorn and Symbian is the new CP/M

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Fried or Scrambled ?

Stop egging him on - give him free range to express himself instead of poaching his post.

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Samsung UE55C9000 55in LCD 3D TV

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Pop Quiz

I spotted the Althea and Donna reference ( how old is the reviewer? ) and I claim my free TV

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iPhone users are sad and mentally unfocused

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BMW

I guess you were referring to the wankers who steer BMW vehicles?

Having a daughter who has worked in most motor vehicle franchises I am quite au fait with the demographic of various marques. What finally made her decide to go back into higher education was the invasion of her Audi "family ethos" by the BMW twats

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Tory councillor arrested over 'stoning to death' tweet

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Big Brother

Front page Photo

Saw the front page photo in yesterdays Indie ( the 20p version ). One guy dressed in black kicking the widow of tory HQ, surrounded by an arc of photographers 3 deep, with a couple of uniformed police officers stood in the background, I thought it looked staged, then I spotted his nicely polished black boots ! cynical? me? nah

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