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14 posts • joined 18 Jun 2010

Metro breakdown! Windows 8 UI is little gain for lots of pain

justanotheruser
FAIL

It's several steps back

I'm sorry but the new UI is just terrible. I went in willing to give it a shot (which I'm sure some of the zealots won't believe) but nothing is intuitive. I stumbled around and had to force several shutdowns before find how to switch apps or even worse how to safely power it down. The likes of OS X may seem prehistoric but I went from being a windows user to slipping into the likes of both OS X and Ubuntu with a few minor blips to do with more advanced stuff. I don't feel like I have a clue what I'm doing with Metro.

On top of that most of the Metro apps require signing into a Windows Live account. I don't do that crap on my day to day OSes and I'm not about to start now.

Snow Leopard user here as I wasn't exactly enamoured with Lion.

It could have been something really interesting but instead it's just a mess. I fail to see how new users are meant to simply pick it up (something I did with iOS as an example). Maybe it works better with a touch interface but don't make it a desktop OS then.

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Portal 2

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Steve Merchant

Surely Steve Merchant has nothing on the use of J.K. Simmons for Cave Johnson in the Aperture Investment vids

We're done here.

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O2 tariff rejig bundles tethering with data

justanotheruser

O2 tariff rejig...

but it isn't clear they checked what their competitors were charging.

O2*: 300min + inf txt + 1GB data = £25.50

Vodafone (iPhone): 300min + inf txt + 1GB data = £20

Orange: 500min + inf txt + 500MB internet browsing = £20.42

3: 300min + 3,000 txt + 1GB data = £15

*O2 do at least say they include tethering in that 1GB.

If you go up to £25 on 3 you get 2,000min + 5,000 txt + inf data with tethering. From what I've heard 3's customer service is terrible. If you're close to an Apple store you can bypass that if you're an iPhone user. Regardless, O2 should consider reviewing their prices.

I'm with Vodafone right now, they offered a better package than Orange at the time and their tethering bundle is pretty reasonable if you're an occasional user. I'd have tried 3 but I couldn't get past all the horror stories I'd heard about them.

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Frenchman cuffed for naughty lip-slip email to MEP

justanotheruser
WTF?

"displaying contempt towards a public servant"

Well if that's all it takes to end up in jail then Britain's streets should be pretty empty soon...

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Cinema iPhone pirate escapes jail in test case appeal

justanotheruser
Joke

Re: Why?

I think somebody is forgetting just how good that iPhone is. To quote the technical specifications of the iPhone 4, "Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio".

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Apple threatens Java with death on the Mac

justanotheruser

I'm not worried yet

I'll save concern until we hear that Oracle will not support OS X as a platform. I can't find more up-to-date details but one article citing statistics from December 2009 shows OS X having five times the share of Linux. If they're willing to maintain a JVM for Linux it seems reasonable to assume they'd support one for OS X.

If Oracle decided to not support OS X then I suppose it would be time to consider what my next OS is to be.

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Net TV to consign Net Neutrality debate to dustbin of history. Why?

justanotheruser

2 years now

and nothing has changed. The ISPs still are unwilling to accept that they are at fault for using a such a terrible business model and instead choose to whine at others. Nobody forced them to trumpet their 'unlimited' plans and certainly nobody asked them to neglect their infrastructure.

They're just pissy with the likes of the BBC because now they're forced to do something about it all instead of continuing to milk the customers.

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You don't have to be crazy to work here

justanotheruser

typo?

Where you wrote:

"Sendmail’s configuration files were designed to be modified by people who think like people, and so I find the Sendmail module to be a salvation."

Did you mean "...modified by people who don't think like people..." by any chance?

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Think tank rages at NHS' £700 bill for fertility clinic porn

justanotheruser

bloody think tanks

The think tank probably costs more to run than the 700 quid they're in such a froth about. I know which I think should go first.

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Galaxy S firmware update invalidates Voda warranties

justanotheruser

Can they actually do this?

1. I don't blame Samsung at all for wanting to distance themselves from the mobile providers. Has there ever been an instance where the branded extras are actually beneficial to the user of the phone? Hate Apple as much as you want but the idea of not relying on a mobile provider is very appealing. Heck, having a company that actually releases updates makes a nice change (I'm looking at the likes of LG and Nokia as prior experiences)

2. As much as Vodafone would like it if they could disavow any responsibility in regards to the phone is that actually the case? My limited understanding of consumer law is that as they supplied the phone they are legally obliged to deal with issues. Surely common sense on the part of a judge or already in the law would state that a firmware update from the manufacturer doesn't relinquish Vodafone of their responsibility.

You've got love mobile providers don't you. This, combined with their desire to have no network neutrality for the express purposes of charging content suppliers and they really do rank as one of the scummier business groups.

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Private browsing modes in four biggest browsers often fail

justanotheruser

Re: The obvious question

A quick search of the linked pdf suggests they didn't bother trying Opera at all.

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Raptor over Blighty: Watch the stealth fighter in infrared

justanotheruser

they're both too costly in my opinion

@RegisterFail

Now it may be down to my ignorance of the matter but won't profits from exports of the Eurofighter go to the likes of BAE (or whoever is actually making the bloody thing) and not the UK government? So we'd see a bit of it from taxes but it won't be seeing a fantastic return on all the money lost on that project.

I also look at the A10 and wonder why the hell so much money has been dumped into the likes of the Eurofighter or the Rapter. Who cares which one is better under what conditions, the question should be do we need either of them at all?

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Opera stomps on 'extremely severe' security holes

justanotheruser

Re: Opera 10.10

Preferences : Advanced : Security.

Set Auto-update to Do not check for updates.

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Apple Mac Mini 2010

justanotheruser

re: Worried about over heating.

Something is clearly different with your setup then. My experience with the Mac Mini is the complete opposite of yours and as mine acts as the DNS and email server (amongst many other tasks asked of it) it's never turned off. The router is hotter than the mini.

My complaint with the new mini is the price difference between here and the US. We seemed to be getting gouged by well over £100 (if the conversion rate downloaded by Apple's calculator app is vaguely correct) and like the author I am factoring in the US price being excl tax and ours being VAT inc.

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