* Posts by Pavlov's obedient mutt

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EMC pitches a total DATA LAKE immersion

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Re: another pile of hotspur

feel free to pour out your feelings there - don't hold back

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$17,000 Apple Watch: Pointless bling, right? HA! You're WRONG

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all fun but

So these "it's crap, ridiculous - I'm far too superior/intelligent to buy one" huffs and puffs are entertaining to read but they miss, entirely, that not even apple fanbois (did I spell that pseudo-insult correctly?) are the target market for the blingiest-of bling iWatches

No, dear readers, it's the people for whom financial decisions around cost are as irrelevant as which loaf of bread to buy based on any thought other than "I want that one"

How many watches do you think Mr Moneybags already has in his watch-drawer - more to the point, how much did he spend on the contents of that drawer? Probably more than most (or all) of the readership of this online publication will spend (or have spent) on their homes.. And those multi-dial, gazillion time-zones 300m diving watches - do you think he uses *any* of those features? No. The only feature he uses is it's material existence. So he won't care that in a year there'll be a new one that lasts a whole day, or has a new(ish) feature - because it's immaterial to his world.

Apple are doing this because they can and because it will sell by the truck load

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Thought Apple was kidding about diversity? Here's 50 MEEELLION reasons you're wrong

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Re: @45rpm

and you've obviously never worked at a place where you can get fired just for being LGBT, terrorised by a manager or worse by very junior colleagues who happen to go to the same church as the manager.

Consider that this is perfectly legal in many many many places of the world (including huge swathes of the US and Europe).

Yes - any form of discrimination based on any thing other than Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent is entirely and utterly wrong - there is some opportunity and equality catch up required tho...

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Apple Watch: HOT WRIST ACTION plus slim $1299 MacBooks - and HBO TV

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Re: The 'Pink Pound'. Dollar, Euro, etc

it the comments looks like it's prickish, and it reads like it's prickish, then the author is probably a prick.

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The weirdly-synched life of the Google Nest household

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love the system

at the risk of reader disgust/pity/abuse I have to confess I love my Nested up house. My partner is rather into candles and incense and the like and I'm a passionate kitchen abuser and pre-nest (smoke alarms), we ended up taking the alarms off because of so many false alarms. Which on two occasions means rather more damage caused by candles gone wrong than we'd ideally have liked.. (a touch of understatement there)..

the nests can be hushed - before they go off - (yes yes, that wavey hand thing was daft) with a swift push of a button on the alarm itself. So they're now always up and running.. success!!

as to the thermostat - it does know how long my house takes to warm up and cool down (at 4C ambient, it takes 30 mins for 0.5C across the house with the vent system open)

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No NAND's land: Flash will NOT take over the data centre

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because ...

what comes after is breathing heavily down the neck of flash

why invest billions on a technology that's already approaching it's sunset period.

No, no no - flash isn't dead.. of course not, but think in terms of 3~5 years time

I would like to have seen a chart like this with solid-state vs spinning - specifically leaving out flash as the media

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Oracle refreshes RAM-crammed ZFS array line

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because..

yip.. getting further locked into the oracle license bog is a good idea right?

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Apple strap-on wristjob: You WON'T be able to spend more than $5,000!

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selectiveness (again)

Nothing like a bit of breathless pseudo-factual tabloid reporting to start the day.

Watch! - made of gold! - costs lots of money! Quel Surprise eh?

The subtle emphasis on the errors (plating) to perceptually drive down the value whilst hyping the price - very good. Your Journalism 101 tutor would be very proud

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Range Rover to fit trendy new SUV with FRIKKIN' LASER HUDs

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road-sign recognition = required for self drive

so notice the trend for the cars to have more and more information bought into their systems from external analogue sources..

this is because a self-driving car needs to be able to read the analogue world around it topped up with smart digital

fun times ahead!

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Tim Cook on pale, male Apple: 'As CEO, I'm NOT satisfied'

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let me guess...

with the exception of the first post (about the sudden and bizarre definition of races) - all posts so far above "let the best man win" have all be been made by white heterosexual males?

Racism, sexism, etc is alive and kicking in all parts of the world.

Affirmative Action doesn't appear, on the surface, to make any sense at all, and in most cases it's lip-service anyway, but "simply do nothing, it'll sort it self out" is also not a great option - unless, of course, you're a white heterosexual male (who's not too old)

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Watch: DARPA shows off first successful test of STEERABLE bullet

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Re: DARPA: The Better To Murder You With, My Dear

so wait, Stephen Fry didn't - in fact - actually invent the internet?

fu€k - there goes my understanding of history

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I've got 99 problems, but a Facebook boycott ain't one

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to quote Douglas Adams

Any tech that existed at the time of birth was OK, any thing that came along before 30 was an opportunity and anything after 30 will bring about the end of the world

I'm guessing the poo-poo-ers in the comments above (I'm one of them.. so don't flame me!) are in their 40s?

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Hey, who wants a 40TB all-flash Pure box? I dunno, you got $160k?

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an IO is an IO right?

So as claiming any number of IOPS without stating read or write, or random or sequential is about as useful as a chocolate teapot, how about some real world examples that we can use to compare apples to apples....

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The Reg Quid-a-Day Nosh challenge: What's the point, exactly?

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having once had both malaria and tick-bite fever at the same time..

.. I can totally relate to how shitty they are. Seriously thoughts that death might, in fact, be an improvement.

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Fancy joining Reg hack on quid-a-day challenge?

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what would my equivalent € budget / day be?

Amsterdam is hugely expensive (famously so), but I'm curious to see... (plus I could shed a few kgs)

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Planes fail to find 'credible' candidate for flight MH370 wreckage

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what happens

when a 777 runs out of fuel and it's still on AP

will it glide in an ever steepening dive or will the AP attempt to keep it level to the point that it stalls?

Hope the families somehow get some relief / closure from this discovery

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Has Cisco made a $415 MILLION mistake with the Whiptail buyout?

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or..

they bought it to rip it apart and use various bits and bobs of the code line

there's certainly no magic to the hardware (supermicro branding everywhere, bog standard off the shelf components) and the OS is essentially Debian, so my guess is it's the overlay trickery that got someones attention. How to incorporate that tho...

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It's big, it's expensive and it's an audiophile's dream: The Sonos Sub

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have they fixed the horrible lag?

I had the Sonos 5 setup - wonderful sound, and loved the interface, but the 2~3s lag from source-to-play made it unusable in my view

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Desperate Venezuelans wiped clean of bog roll

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Re: "a cache of 2,500 rolls of the stuff"

why, it's the iWipe of course

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Congratulations, freetards: You are THE FIVE PER CENT

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Give me real choices

When my choices are limited to the 20 movies in the iTunes store; cable-based services that don't work properly or piracy (and I already pay "piracy taxes" on my internet connection) then, well, it's not a complex decision right? (I'm in the Netherlands)

that said, since spotify came into the house, we've not downloaded any music illegally.

if the completely artificial barriers to me having access to Netflix/lovefilm etc are removed, my own experience would suggest that movie/tv-series downloading would also stop.

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Australia’s biggest IT moments of 2012

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fabulus story - how do I opt out?

I love my antipodean cousins.. indeed, I've had many a lover from far south of the equator, best served by the Queensland and northern territories air service

but with all due respect, how do I de-subscribe from the Register Southern-Service?

Agreed, to many it's fascinating - nah, even important... fabulous. I wish them the very best.. I just don't want to have to filter my European news for it... Am I wrong? OK, beat me with a soft swishy-cane.. I can handle-it...

Just gimme the Opt-Aut-button....

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US condom rules 'will cause nasty RED RINGS on porn stars' todgers'

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here you go - for the gifted (or challenged) shy gentleman

http://condomerie.com/?___store=english&___from_store=nederlands

Read the section "finding the perfect condom"

(no I don't work there; yes I do live in Amsterdam; yes I do use this service)

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At last, a bionic arm that passes the Beer, Egg and Looks Cool tests

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awesomeness

Both the prosthetic and the bloke - respect in every way

I'd just change the video in one way - as he sits down to watch the telly with the glass in his one hand, I'd just have him crush the bottle and give a slightly evil grin :)

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Zuckerberg loses $8bn in Facebook IPO fiasco

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and the Jobs fortune?

or is it still too soon..

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Audi proposes PC-packing stunt bikes

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saddle...

and, apparently, nowhere to put your bum...

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Knomo Folio iPad 3 case

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Angel

bwaaaahahahahahahahahaha

"anyone who finds your lost iPad to return it"

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WIN an HTC One X with Reg Hardware

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agree....

...with the other non UK chap

get it, yes, yes, yes, you're a UK based company, us mainland euroweenies have no right to freebies, etc, but a small note on the main page reminding us of our inadequacies (UK only.. for example) would be welcome.

or even better let us compete too...

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Apple TV third-generation (2012)

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XBMC

So my G2 Apple TV sits like a very small quiet out the way thing, connected via HDMI to my amp and to all my NAS shares via cabled ethernet (well, the switch is in a cupboard 3ft away), all controlled effortlessly by a logitech harmony remote. Even my total Luddite spouse can use it.

Of course, I had to jailbreak and install XMBC - and now it plays anything (even 1080 content, tho downscaled to 720) - so I have the flexibility of using the iTunes ecosystem; AirPlay for music, or photos when friends visit; and the ability to play just about any media type.

At €99 its hard not to justify really. As soon as the xbmc / jailbreak option works on ATV3, I'll be having one for the bedroom, thank you very much.

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O2 Wi-Fi slips into McDonalds, steals The Cloud's lunch

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thank the SBJ

all power to you lot over in England right now, but every day I thank the Sweet Baby-J that its you guys with the advert-promotional-marketing-slobber-fest that is "this summers' festivities" and not here in (the real) Europe.

Even tho, I still get a nauseating 10min advert from the sweet-dark-fizzy drink people every-freaking-time I go see a movie.

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Tevatron refines Higgs boson picture

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yeah, but so what

at the (high) risk of sounding like a total dolt, what does it actually mean if they find it?

Will it mean some boffin somewhere can create a time machine, or an FTL drive, or a Transporter beam, or a death-star ray gun?

Its fabulously important sounding, but where does it take us (us=humanity..)

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Intel 520 240GB SSD

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Just have to say

so so very nice to see someone use "all tolled" correctly. Brightened my day wonderfully

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Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray disc set

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buy it, I wont

having bought the VHS, the DVD, the DVD Directors cut - I think I've paid my dues.

enough is enough

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Here lies /^v.+b$/i

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Happy

mine..

Vedi

veci

veni

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Vatican crackdown at Rome's Playboy Mansion-style monastery

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Madge?

So perhaps this is where the Madge Vadge got her training from...

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Amazon opens online Macware store

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why does it have to be one or the other?

The article suggests app buyers need to head to one camp or the other

bugger that - I'll browse and buy from which ever gives me the best of what I want.

A viable competitor to anything is usually good - this is no exception

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Danish embassy issues MARMITE WAFFLE

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it should be banned...

.. because its the foulest smear on the planet. Distilled from engine oil drained from a million mile truck

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Apple seeks anti-snoop display patent

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Range Rovers

you mean like the one Tata put into Range Rovers a few years ago already?

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Reg ed rattles the Red-Headed League

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the difference..(possibly, perhaps, maybe)

is that it's inappropriate to make fun of something someone was born with (short, red, gay, black) vs something someone has control over (fat, smelly, lazy)

And, of course, where humour and good natured ragging inadvertently supports real bigotry.

There is institutionalised discrimination against gay people, black people (and white people) and real physical harm is dealt to these groups

I've yet to hear or read of some religious nut-job calling for the death of red-heads.

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TomTom sorry for giving customer driving data to cops

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apology and a free speed cam sub

So I got an email from TomTom last night (I live in the Netherlands) explaining their disgust and offering me a free sub to their speed camera add on

now all I need is a car again.

;)

Personally, I like their response. It was quick and - for me, and probably all us Dutchies - effective

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XXX domain names go live

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more likely..

sucking the hind-tit..

:))

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Online world maps rub jubs against todgers

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smug... here in the Netherlands.

Nice to see the statistics match my own personal experience.

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Out of shape? Not had sex for years? Watch out

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but only..

if you've actually made it to the end of the short-strokes... otherwise it's just unfair

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Dutch courts: Wi-Fi 'hacking' is not a crime

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Holland

I'm from Holland - isn't that weird!

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Fukushima: Situation improving all the time

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alternate realities

Reading these articles, and then reading the NYT.BBC etc articles - well, its like there are two different events being described.

I admire Lewis' writings, but I can't help getting the slight feeling he's got an agenda here.

Still, I chose to believe his reporting over the babble being spewed by the more mainstream press, which we know, for sure, has many agendas.

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MS claims credit for Rustock botnet takedown

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39%

Give us some perspective - how many is that per day/hour/minute etc

oh - and yeah, well done Microsoft.

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The 64-bit question

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at the risk of provoking a flame war

where does OS X sit in this?

I know the OS itself is (at least mostly) 64bit, and many of the apps that I run show as '64-bit intel', what happens to the system as a whole when a 32-bit app runs?

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Mobile Trojan mimics Android clean-up tool

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missing..

As a soon to be Android owner, what am I missing here?...

that you should rather get an iPhone 4

we're back to the old Windows days (android) / 60's sex days and the consequences of both

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BBC accused of coming out for porn opt-in?

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we can hope

Wouldn't mind meeting that Arab

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iPhone 'Death Grip' effect is real, plastic cases don't help

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is this give an old story a home day?

I held out on an iPhone 4 because of the original version of this story - but then I got an AR Drone for christmas and my ancient 3G just couldn't hack it

and you know what, I just don't get signal degradation *that-I-notice*

perhaps its coz here in the Netherlands we have good signal coverage? I have no idea. Perhaps it's coz the actual effect in real life is nominal?

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US scientists build laser-killing device

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light... particle and wave..

University physics was a long time ago for me, and there has been a lot of illicitness between then and now..

but, that aside, if my addled memory functions as it should, the theory about light is that it is both wave and particle.

so this cancels the wave, but what about the particle?

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