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* Posts by Robert E A Harvey

2798 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006

Can a user really do BI from the desktop?

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well, quite

It is very difficult for people without a good enough education, or experience, to discriminate 'correlation' from 'causality', for a start.

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Meltemi is real – Nokia’s skunkworks Linux

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Sshh

If Elop finds out about Meltimi...

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The $35 android tablet, a snip at $50

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Yes, a one page 'getting started' in multiple languages, is quite a book.

14 in the constitution, 22 in the courts, 415 languages according to the UN: The census of 1961 recognized 1,652 languages used in India

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Accelerating universe expansion discovery snags Nobel Prize

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Surely when the cat is asleep you have to consider its rest mass instead?

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Samsung seeks bans on the iPhone 4S

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Time, time

I just want there to be so many patent suits going on that the entire world's mobile phone network gets switched off. I may get some work done to schedule then.

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Amazon to whup Apple rivals when Kindle Fire hits UK

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@euchrid

A fair argument - but why, then, do so many 10" netbooks retail at half of that figure?

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What is this 'holiday' of which you speak, oh alien one?

I can't remember the last one of them

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Pricing

the Yougov result should be no surprise to anyone reading the comments here, on enGadget, and a million and one other places.

It is a mark of the greed and stupidity of HP, Rim, etc. that they tried to sell at the Apple price point.

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HTC Evo 3D Android smartphone

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The Evo won’t allow you to take portrait shots in 3D.

umm.

Do you know many people with one eye above the other?

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Anonymous Twitter alternative developed for rioters

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radio

The real solution is PMR446 radios?

You can't be arrested for having one of they, they sell them in chavshops

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Whats to stop the rozzers anonymously vibing...

Err, The fact that they are rozzers, and as thick as pigsh*t?

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And?

What else are they good for? Decorating bedrooms? Cooking steak?

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Premier League loses footie decoder case

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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

He he he he he he he he he he he he

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Crystal Acoustics MediaMatchBox

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nice...

Only place to put this on my telly would be round the back. Does the IR remote work well with reflected paths, or does it have to be line-of-sight?

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London gets first new Google Chromebookshop

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Thurrock?

Lakeside?

Do they do a version upholstered in Burbury check?

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Belgian buccaneers invade Rockall

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what happened to the Riockall Times web site? That wasn't you lot was it?

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yer thinking of Gruinard - would not get any sheep to stay on Rockall!

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UK punters happy to pay £3 to top up e-wallets

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Next it will be the sneezing tax, I tell you.

Bollocks to this, I'm going to stick to cash.

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HTC Android handsets spew private data to ANY app

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He asks mischeviously

I wonder if this would have been as easy to spot on any other phone OS?

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Android's scariest nightmare: resurgently sexy Microsoft

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s/confused/really annoyed/

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PlayBook stock mountain: RIM slashes prices

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>If anyone else had made it, it would have taken over the world by now

Yes. Arriving working, and not falling to bits in 2 weeks would have made a huge difference

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uggerem

I don't enter into a contract to buy 30 gallons of petrol a month from BP and get a free Astra. I go and buy my Alfa and then fill it up whereever I choose.

People should buy their own handsets, then they will have the authority to decide what features shoulod be in it, not some vested-interest bandit

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Bank emails punters asking for their, er, email address

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The correct response would be:

"Yeah. Dumb. We'e told the useless twat that if he does it he will be out. Keep an eye on him, and let us know, will you?"

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Acer Timeline X 5830T

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Linux

Did you boot Linux to find out what worked and what didn't? And if not, why not?

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Microsoft to skim Samsung Android takings

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Pirate

NTFFO

Are we still without orbital weapons to test?

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Linux Foundation merges MeeGo into Tizen

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missed opportunity

They should have called it Tizer. No-one can decide if that has a good or bad flavour

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Microsoft staff savage Ballmer at company confab

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Gem

I had to run the Gem desktop for an OU module. What happened to that?

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HP networking boss leaves after less than a year

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Long tradition

Rocks ahead. Time to put on the grey furry suit with the long tail, stick on some whiskers, and desert.

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Ex-Microsofties' IE6 kill squad hits UK

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Warships run on W2K as well

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Ten... all-in-one inkjet printers

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.inf

..of which none were supplied with the MFP supplied by the office.

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FAIL

@AC 17:07

ALL of HPs printer software is bleeding annoying.

And they don't fix bugs.

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How the Yahoo! homepage predicts your clicks

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I just reclaimed my yahoo name, for grins, and found a cluttered portal, not a search engine. There must be some incompatibility with something I set in 1998.

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Samsung-Apple patent lawsuit tally hits 21, and counting

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Paragraph 2?

Does this article origintate elsewhere?

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Google Wallet and PayPal in electro-purse war

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Its the banks, stupid

Banks owe a duty of care over credit cards which they want to say won't affect NFC. If someone rips off yer nfc device, they will argue that it is your problem like losing cash.

In the first round there was a £50 spend limit before a pin validation was required, in various forms. It is the vends within this total, the 60p newspaper, that is being sold as 'fast and convenient' - you don't see people using pins with oyster cards.

I think this is why most of the action is in the phone arena, despite banks issuing nfc equipped cards. The banks are trying to pretend it is nothing to do with them, whilst still raking off their merchant fees etc.

I want none of it at all. No-one asked me, it is just being foisted on us by vested interests

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MS denies secure boot will exclude Linux

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FAIL

Another snag

Assuming you want to stay with windows, how will the motherboard code learn the key for windows 9? or 10? Not only will this daft idea stop you running linux or qubes or whatever, but there is a good chance you will need a new mobo for each new version of windows.

Who benefits from that?

M$ ? yes

Mobo makers ? yes

users ? -err - umm - no.

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Display defect may crimp iPhone 5 shipments

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Wintek

I followed your wintek link and my browser started singing.

Bad register, naughty register. Go to your basket.

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Wyse does a cloud on the desk for iPad, iPhone

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what?

so just any external file server is a 'cloud' now?

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Lingo iMini DAB/FM iOS pocket tuner

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shazam?

Why would you need to identify tunes? don't DAB stations put the title in the data stream? And don't the inane^W DJs tell you what they are playing these days?

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HP dumps Apotheker for Whitman

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"careful and thoughtful deliberation"

That will have been a new experience for them, then

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Microsoft exec departs after tweet about Nokia phone

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CE

There are loads of industrial things, e.g. touchscreens, running CE. I wonder if the system designers knew how MS was going to leave them in the lurch when they adopted it?

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8?

Turd, meet Brasso. Brasso, meet Turd...

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Apple sued for iPhone, iPad chip 'patent rip-off'

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See

Now those actually sound like sensible things to be able to patent.

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Capital gets trendy address: .London on its way

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As far as I can see it is a superb method of filtering. By avoiding anyone with a .london name I can stripout all the self-important, opinionated, tosspots at a stroke.

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Microsoft: Mango arrives in two weeks

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ripe?

Every time I buy a mango I have to leave it in the fruit bowl for weeks until it is any good.

When is SP1 due?

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Google now a serious rival to Microsoft in cloud email

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eh?

When did webmail become cloudmail?

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Irishman's coke-packed abdomen poses for police

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>not even vaguely following the outline of the gastrointestinal tract

I was worried about that, as well as the clarity of the pics and the absence of even an outline of other organs.

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Sony BDP-S380 Blu-ray player with IPTV

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if you want 3D you can always go to a theme park.

grin

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BT trying for fibre 'monopoly', claims TalkTalk chief

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Ballcocks

No-one is stopping talktalk getting a licence and digging up streets and pulling fibre.

Get on with, don't try and freeload on other people's ducts and then call them names

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Cancellation technique doubles wireless throughput

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doubtful

Every local reflection of the transmitted signal is going to add another copy at another phase that will want subtracting.

And the front end is going to have to remain linear over a huge dynamic range to avoid intermodulation (mixing) with arbitrary phase products.

It still sounds to me like something you can get working on a bench, but not in real life.

(Although I do believe some of the satellite-pirate phones do this, albeit with a very controlled signal path (no multipath, no local reflections) and a stable loss budget, to steal access in the guard bands)

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Galaxy Tab remains illegal in Germany

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Happy

Schiphol

As I came through Amsterdam Airport on Tuesday the KLM lounges had displays of tehtered samsung tabs and phones, and jolly nice they looked too.

I bought a camera instead.

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