* Posts by Robert E A Harvey

2870 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006

Nokia: When pigeons fly home to roast

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Holmes

and

...read the screen while outdoors

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Qualcomm confirms Windows 8 on ARM

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FAIL

yes, but

How long will this take, and will anyone buy one?

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Barnsley clamps down on foul-mouthed fu*king locals

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Happy

you have got to read this one

http://www.barnsley.towntalk.co.uk/news/d/19732/skyline-rescue-as-barnsley-town-centre-is-shut-down/

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Acer writes off $150m as audit finds 'abnormalities'

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Aye

If there's going to be a fire sale, let us have the details please, El Reg

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Micron streaks away with PCIe flash

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"very little processing is offloaded to the host server's processor"

? why is any offloaded to the host?

seems odd to me.

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Sinking Sun scuppers Oracle server figures

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waiting for the other shoe

""The whole RISC and UNIX market remains in the doldrums with customers continuing to adopt a wait and see attitude [as they assess recent tech advances on x86, at chip and systems level, designed to boost reliability, availability and security]," [Nathaniel Martinez] told El Reg.

Nothing to do with Sun's customers having the jitters that Oracle might ditch Solaris next? honestly?

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Rumbled benefits cheats offer sensational excuses

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Well, quite

I don't really believe a word of it. Sounds like friday afternoon down the pub at DHSS HQ

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Think PCs will drop in price? Think again, warns Intel

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Lets see if I've got this right

"Prices are staying high because we've stopped charging less"

Did he really say that?

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BT to embrace IPTV as it upgrades broadband network to multicast

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Ah, right

So no point when the customers ask for it, but suddenly essential when they want it.

Right.

Twunts.

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Chicago lawyer deploys distractionary dumplings

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Go Sarah!

I sometimes think that the last decade has seen a serious reverse in sensible attitudes to women. I call it the virtual burkha syndrome.

For heaven's sake, no-one has ever suggested that I should stick to a career in Porn, and I would be offended if they did. No matter the qualifications, I'm a better engineer.

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Submarine seized by pirates turns up in Vegas pawnshop

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"before changing the subject and embarking on an anecdote about a steam engine."

what is this? an episode of Last of the Summer Wine?

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CIX conferencing system is bought out – again

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I wish

I'd kept my old account. I gave up CIX reluctantly when we had a financial crisis and each household member had to make personal cuts. I had hoped that the OU cosy system would be a substitute, but while it was free it was like being alone in a multi-story car park, instead of pushing shoulder-tight through an oriental souk.

I wonder If I could persuade the last 4 posters to nntp:uk.rec.sheds to move onto cix?

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Microsoft gets five bucks for every HTC Android phone

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NTFFO

reprise, from another comment:

"Microsoft are moving from annoying (very annoying) to dangerous now.

Are there no orbital weapons that need testing?"

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35m Google Profiles dumped into private database

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Knock Knock

I'm waiting for the news that the proffesor is subject to a McKinnon-style ectradition order to face trial in the usa, probably under the DCMA.

Making an american company look like pillocks is a capital offence, surely?

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Samsung must cough up Android prototypes to Apple

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Balkan Sobranne

My grandad had a silver cigarette tin, rounded corners, lid printed black, thin enough for a jacket pocket...

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€1bn handout from the EU targets ambient nagware and robot pets

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I'd love an owl

Even with loads of herbs, red wine & a slow cooker they are a bit woodcock, frankly

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Engineering student cracks major riddle of the universe

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Coat

where did you last see it?

it is a uniquely female skill.

Mine's the one with a Higgs somewhere in one of the pockets

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Apple, Amazon trademark spat turns surreal

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@AC 08:22

I bet you live in somewhere super-sophisticated, Like London or Brighton.

Up here in Lincolnshire superdrug sells shampoo and emery boards and that's about it.

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to be fair

@Tom Maddox

Whilst I am on your side in this, the greengrocer's apostrophe is becoming so commonplace now that I expect some trendy dictionary compiler to declare it 'correct'.

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I Think

We should make them insert the letters normally used to denote Carriage Return in front of the name...

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HP exec: WebOS tablet will trounce iPad

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The master has it covered

http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-05-10/

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Am I alone

in having not a clue what "angry birds" means?

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Read-only nation: can Open Source change the British way?

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Stop

and

My $MEGACORP laptop came with Vista. $MEGACORP pay M$ a fee to put XP on top - every year. The cost of Vista was not refunded.

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Educators

For a few golden years schools with BBC micros & RM mp/m machines taught people to programme.

Nowe the teach them to type with MSword, skipping the use of styles, automatic TOC & master documents.

I blame the educators

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IT suppliers fear new GP consortia will 'create difficulties'

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Aww Diddums

Are sales dpt. going to have to do some _work_?

Shame.

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Sony Bravia KDL-EX524 40in LED TV

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yes

I've not forgiven them for rootkitting people's PCs either

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Internet?

So its an Internet TV so long as you think Sony own the internet.

No thanks.

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Hollywood to 'retell' Carrie

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Oh well

Like "The Italian Job" there will always be the original.

Why they have to do this over and over again I can't imagine. Do something new, kiddies, and surprise us!

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Coder claims logs show WebOS netbook in pipe

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shops

Never mind the web site - they need to post them to the shops!

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JTFL

the expression "Missed the boat" keeps flooding my mind. I wonder why?

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Blighty's first touch-to-pay phone goes on sale today

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Just say NO!

I do hope the British public has a rush of common sense over this. Just DON'T DO IT boys & girls.

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Microsoft fails to turn punters on to WinPho 7

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where n>6.5

I really don't understand this continual bleating that WP7 is a new entrant to the market, so should be cut some slack. IOS and Android were new entrants. WP7 is just a successor product to an existing product, and should surely be AT LEAST as successful as that, given that M$ have a decade's head start over the opposition.

I'm sorry, but if it brays like a donkey and has ears like a donkey and kicks like a donkey and has donkeys for parents, it sure as hell ain't a racehorse.

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In 2010 Symbian held pole position with 44.2% of sales,

And, in Gartner mode myself, I predict that in 2014 MicroNokia will have 5% of smartphone sales, and less than 25% of dumbphone sales. And in 2016 Redmond will shut down or sell the corpse of Nokia to Samsung.

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"In the long term, Nokia's support will accelerate Windows Phone's momentum"

I don't doubt it. But acceleration can have either a + sign or a -sign.

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Simply viewing Apple kit provokes religious euphoria

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...Now try it

... on some football fans & a few shots of goals, or on Me & a test match (can you stay in a scanner for 5 days?) or or or

I bet its universal.

Mmmm, Stilton cheese - quick check my brainwaves!

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Sony Vaio VPCF21Z1E 16in laptop

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3D==Gimmick

Once again, people trying to sell us what they want to make, not make something we want to buy.

Sigh.

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Wolfram Alpha

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OK

ah, right. NOW I might by an iThing.

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Iran accused of hacking nuke inspectors' phones, PCs

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Always assume

You should always assume the blackhats are reading yer stuff. Then you can manipulate them, rather than the other way round.

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good luck with that.

> withdrawal of Iran's authority to possess fissionable materials

I'm not sure Armadinijad will care very much.

> it should have consequences

Like the present method of trade embargo? Oh yes, they have oil, don't they?

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Apple leases space in new Silicon Valley data center

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iCloud?

Are they copying UbontuOne?

Oh no! maybe Cannonical is secretly evil now!

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Yawn

"Apple leases data centre instead of building from scratch"

In other news, Cupertino management buy toilet bowls from builder's merchant instead of making them from raw clay, and they get an electricity feed from a power company instead of hollowing out a mountain to build a geothermal power station.

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Microsoft waves CentOS club at Red Hat

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NTFFO

Microsoft are moving from annoying (very annoying) to dangerous now.

Are there no orbital weapons that need testing?

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David Davis: Jobless should dig trenches for fat UK pipes

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What about...

Enlarging railway tunnels so we can use continental loading gauge double deck trains?

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Microsoft replaces Xbox 360s after disc-format switch

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I'm expecting

the UKanian response to be different.

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Supreme Court: DNA database retention regs are unlawful

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Bliar==Despot

Quoting a civil rights web site

"Previously, fingerprints and DNA samples taken would have to be destroyed in the event of the person being acquitted, or if the charges were dropped or not pursued. Following amendments to PACE by the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, the police now have powers to retain fingerprints and DNA samples lawfully taken from any person - regardless of whether or not they are subsequently convicted of an offence."

http://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/privacy/fingerprints-and-photos.html

PACE=Police And Criminal Evidence act. Had Mugabwe passed it there would have been howls.

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San Francisco BOFH must cough up $1.5m

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Blood, stone

Of course, he won't have 1.48 million dollars.

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Pint-sized 3D printer produced

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Epson theft

We had one in the last site office I used to use.

We printed about 30 black/white pages per day, and perhaps one colour. It used to run out of yellow ink twice a week.

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Linux kernel runs inside web browser

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Turing

Didn't St Alan prove that any programmable could be made to emulate any other?

(could != should)

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Dell carves profit from slim revenue growth

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Trust

I agree with the existing comments: HP is going senile.

But after the reluctant, foot-shuffling, deceitful way Dell handled their desktop Linux options I am reluctant ever to deal with them ever again. They do give the impression of being worked by strings from Redmond.

The comparison really is of a Chrysler Neon and a Chevrolet Blazer. I want an Alfa Brera, or a VW Scirocco

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GCHQ man: Powerline networks do interfere with radio

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yes, but

how do we know that communists in Northern Italy (say) have neighbours with PLT?

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