* Posts by Robert E A Harvey

2981 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006

Please be seated at your FOUR-LEGGED PC

Robert E A Harvey

Re: Ugly and unergonomic

Watch out. I said something similar and was roundly condemned for having my own views!

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EMC

Is the glass metalised to reduce radio frequency interferrence?

And yes, it is pug-ugly and needs to go away.

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LG G3 fights off screen-res war rival Samsung with quad-HD cutie: In pictures

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pull out antenna

I want one, even if it doesn't do anything.

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Re: I really can't see a point...

I understand what you are saying, but they are a really good way to confuse the salesdroids at PCwhirled, who will try and sell you a laptop with 768 pixels and a phone with 1200 all at the same time. It's worth doing, if only to see the existential angst on thier little faces.

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Calxeda co-founder unleashs 48-core ARM SoC

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OK, that's exciting

I have no idea what I would do with it, but It is quite something.

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Dell bulks up its low end with tablet and convertible updates

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NO chat for home users

I just tried to use the live chat thing on the Dell web site to ask them about the Ubuntu tablet, and it appears that for those of us in the UK live chat is only for businesses, not home users.

They don't want to talk to me? Fine. I'll go back to not talking to them.

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Samsung in a TIZZY: OH PLEASE make apps for our Tizen Z mobe

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Losing track

Is this the thing that used to be palm? or something to do with Nokia and Intel? I can't remember any of these things any more.

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ASUS launches 5-in-1 Android Windows Phone laptop tablet (breathe)

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Does it make toast?

I want it to make toast. And possibly love.

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SPB's mountaintop HQ menaced by WOLVES

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Re: No recorded reports of wolf attacks on humans!

so? no-one has survived a wolf attack long enough to record it? </pTerry>

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Robert E A Harvey

I'm with the wolves

I'm with the wolves. Good luck lads

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SpaceX 'Dragon V2' ROCKET PODULE can hover-land on Earth - or MARS

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But how ?

But how does the falling curtain at the ceremony work? Where did it go?

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SPACE!!!

Hurrah!

Elon Musk for world president, I say!

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Could a 'Zunewatch' be Microsoft's next hardware foray?

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Re: Roslyn compiler

Not seen that. does it produce code that runs on Templar buildings?

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Robert E A Harvey

re: Samsung claim they are selling

or, as you say, shipped.

They are trying to give them away at Schiphol with the associated tablet and a case in a special promotion. Not seen one move yet.

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Robert E A Harvey

Re: zune

Nah. It will be like a Diskworld device and have a demon that says "Bingley-Bing"

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Google: Grab our TOOL if you want your search query quashed

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errr..

I just checked the form, and after asking for my name and email address (which seems reasonable) they then say "If your request concerns more than one URL, please provide an explanation for each URL.".

I have to list everything about me? I thought they had a search engine!

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For your next privacy panic, look no further than vending machines

Robert E A Harvey

Re: Masks

Yes, for a blissful few hours I had.

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Robert E A Harvey

Masks

I think we should all go shopping wearing Masks. Pick one of:

* Jeremy Clarkson

* Jar jar Binks

* Richard III

* The Pope

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Tech that we want (but they never seem to give us)

Robert E A Harvey

Re: The females in the house have this request:

Most seamen refer to the washbasin in the cabin as the 'night heads'

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Robert E A Harvey

Re: Personal numbers

Surely anyone having an affair has a 30quid 'burner' from tescos?

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Robert E A Harvey

Re: Snowblower

In this domestic regime it would have to collect the snow, too.

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Robert E A Harvey

Face and name

Another app for google glass. Remind me of people's names when I am looking at them. (Additionally, their wife, children, job title.....)

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Robert E A Harvey

Subtitles

Subtitles for people, for when I go abroad.

This is something that google glass ought to make possible.

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Robert E A Harvey

Passwords consigned to history.

Some method of identifying myself to a computer (door, car, checkin desk) just by being there, instead of having to type the name of my first girlfriend and her telephone number.

An end to passwords, please.

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Anti-spam

Replacing all those arpanet email protocols with something secure and traceable, so that spam, phishing, 419, fraud, and cyber bullying could be easily traced and contain enough evidence to prosecute.

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Robert E A Harvey

Paintbot.

You remember all that guff about hoe Gecko's feet work?

Put it to work on a little wall creeper that paints just the flat surface it is on, ignoring skirting boards and architraves.

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Grass cutting

I always fancied one of those robot mowers -but they don't collect the clippings so they get traipsed into the house. A robot. Mower that deals with the clippings please.

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Solar power

What happened to that idea of solar film on windows?

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Robert E A Harvey

Standard batteries

A standard battery pack for battery drills, saws, etc. so I don't have to buy the whole scmozle again when a battery fails. Sell the tool, charger, battery separately.

The EU intervened for phone chargers. Now do it for tools.

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Robert E A Harvey

Personal numbers

Why is my landline number different from my mobile number?

Why can't I have one number - and one contract - that will ring my house phone, mobile, and car dashboard etc. all at the same time, letting me answer with whatever is handy?

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Keys.

On my car I have one key that opens every door, and even includes a thing to remote lock/unlock by wireless. On some cars that could open the boot or start the engine.

My house needs 5 separate lumps of metal, and can't open the door for me when my hands are full.

I know who I am. I could wear a posh thing round my neck, that combined with CCTV would let the house recognise me and open doors for me with out doing anything except walk towards it.

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Robert E A Harvey

The end of the typewriter.

Some non-19thCentury way of interfacing with computers. Either Voice or direct neural will do.

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Hello Moto... It's the Nokia Lumia 630

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"shown the door, preferably from a few floors up"

Nice. Been reading the BOFH?

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Boeing CEO says no more 'moonshots' after 787 Dreamliner ordeal

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The end of the West

Is this what we have come to?

If we are too frightened to take risks, we will go into a spiral of decline. I am immensely saddened by this.

For heaven's sake, we have drawings for the Skylon and for the Bristol Ascender ready to go. Let's take a few risks!

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Microsoft’s 'FIRST NOKIA' arrives at £89

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Hmmm.

Dual Sim, micro SD. Very tempting. When will the Dual Sim version surface? and will it be 4G?

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Mae Microsoft yn addysgu Swyddfa, Bing, siarad Cymraeg*

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Different OT

I have never understood why bilingual road signs stop at Offa's Dyke and the Seven Bridge. Do they suppose that Welsh speakers never visit England?

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Dixons and Carphone Warehouse confirm £3.7bn MEGA-BORG

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Re: tthe Poole retail jungle

I bought something from that branch of PC whirled once. It just goes to show how crushingly boring Poole/Bournemouth are on a wet January monday. There is a maplin nearby, for those who want a serious dose of people being patronising, rude, and wrong in one sentence.

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Robert E A Harvey

Re: At least it saves me some effort

my thoughts perrzakerly. have you been reading my mind with your alien space ray?

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Robert E A Harvey

But that...

But that was a sensible answer from a salesdroid, and probably even true.

How did he get in?

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Google Maps adds all UK public transport timetables

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Rotting cabbages

Good point, well made. Upvoted for managing to say "Sane" and "Spalding" in the same paragraph.

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Robert E A Harvey

Maybe not all.

It has the Delaine services, such as Bourne to Stamford, but not the Call Connect services, such as Bourne to Spalding. For Bourne to Spalding it sends you via Peterborough

call connect: http://www.lincsinterconnect.com/

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Microsoft throws Kinect under a bus, slashes Xbox One to $399

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shame

Kinect is about the only cool thing Microsoft have done in aeons.

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Apple pulls iPhone 4 from sale in India after just four months

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Inventory

Would it be too cynical to suggest that this deal has come to an end because whatever unexpected surplus inentory Apple found in the cupboard has now been shifted, and they still have a load of C5s to unload next?

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ZTE Open C, the Firefox OS mobe you'll almost want, now on eBay

Robert E A Harvey

If it has ...

>If it has the usual required functions of an SD Card, portable access point/tethering,

Yes. If it does. I want a cheap small phone for making calls and tethering, rather than trying to use the phone screen for the intertubes.

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Friends don't let friends use Internet Explorer – advice from US, UK, EU

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Cleverness

it seems to me that any badhat capable of discovering and exploiting this is sufficiently clever to have a proper job. Meaning that the blackhats who do exploit it are likey to work for theybuggerm in the government.

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Windows XP market share GROWS AGAIN, outstrips Win 8.1 surge

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well quite

$MEGACORP migrated me to W7 and Office2007 last month.

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Robert E A Harvey

Re: That has got to be embarrassing for Microsoft

It is quite interesting that Garmin are still selling a phone with WM6.5 on it.

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MtGox accepted new customers JUST DAYS before collapse

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Chronos

"MtGox was still accepting new customers right up until the eve of its shutdown, The Reg has learned."

Err, of course it was. Had it stopped trading earlier there would have been an earlier date for the shutdown. If you stop doing something, you must have been doing it right up till when you stop.

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Microsoft joins the cloud-empire club with Japanese bit barns

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Alternative view

"Some part of Azure is always in the dark?"

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What the world really needs: A telescopic SELFIE STICK

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head, hands etc.

If this was the last problem that needed solving, the world is in a pretty good state!

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