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* Posts by Robert E A Harvey

2851 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006

USB 3.1 demo shows new spec well on its way towards 1.2GB/sec goal

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Re: So what will they call USB 3.1?

How about Ultra Speed Bonkers? Then it would be USB 3.1 USB.

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You thought slinging Photoshop into the cloud would fail? Look who's laughing NOW

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"customers are moving away from perpetual licenses towards term-based licenses"

>customers are moving away from perpetual licenses towards term-based licenses

Willingly?

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Psst.. Wanna Android all-in-one PC? We have the chip tech, says Intel

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a portable all-in-one desktop that doesn’t run Windows

Me! I'll have one! Over here! I've got me wallet out!

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Modular smartphones floated by Dutch designer chap

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Doomed

Much as I like the idea - though the practicalities of interconnection seem to have been dealt with in a hand-waving manner - Vested Interest would never permit it.

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Dyson takes Samsung to court in UK over vacuum cleaner

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Re: Can't stand the man, but he has a point

Samsung are photocopier engineers to a man.

In this case, my sympathy falls with him, as the least obnoxious party in the case.

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First rigid airship since the Hindenburg cleared for outdoor flight trials

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Sorry, but I have to say it.

That is Cool as Fuck!

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Data broker Acxiom lifts skirt, reveals your private bits

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Tell you what, mister

Here's my deal:

1. you show me where you got this data from.

2. I will correct or delete as I see fit.

3. Anything I correct is obviously worth more as it is validated. Every time you sell it, I get paid this premium, not you.

4. If I choose to delete it all, then tough. Oh, and I don't want you starting again.

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Oracle spins-up public sector 'Cloud'

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Yawn

Who wants a cloud that won't work and will cost a fortune?

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UK investor throws £14.8m at firm that makes UNFORGEABLE 2-cent labels

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Not sure what the point is

I suppose I don't want toothpaste that contains polonium or sand, and it would be quite nice if my pills contained medicine. I buy both from a chemist who is supposedly reputable (at least they were in the early 20th century. I'm guessing they would be the ones buying a reader and doing spot-checks at point of sale to validate the security of their supply chain. Wouldn't they? It doesn't sound like I can. Will they?

But for handbags, shoes, and other fashion goods, then why bother? Have you seen the garbage that the big label firms fill the shops with? There is a 50% chance that knock-offs will last longer.

Passports, driving licences, now there is a thing. But we already have contactless technologies a-plenty for embedding things in them. it doesn't need to be vanishingly thing and need a physical contact. The data - whatever it is - can't be related to the method of connection, surely?

But what do I know? Quite recently some startup started making mag-swipe credit card readers for iphones, and I thought "Meh. No-one uses mag swipe now we have chip-n-pin" but they seem to be forging a market for dodgy technology just because of advertising and the ill-educated market place. Maybe this will be the same?

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Virgin Galactic spaceship goes supersonic in second test flight

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Re: all those people driving to go see football

It is odd, isn't it? I used to play Rugby, Tennis, Badminton or sailing. I have never seen the point of watching someone else do it.

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X15

Tosh. You can see the stars in daylight. And the X15 was Ultra-Awesome in its own right.

OK, it's not warp drive and distant suns, but it's still Awesome.

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Alien

SPACE!

Hurrah! Space ships are Awesome.

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Wrist SLAP: Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch hands-on

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Size

There has been a trend in recent years for ordinary, analogue, watches and chronometer watches to get bigger and bigger for no good reason.

I used to look in the jewellers window and think 'I'd look cool wearing one of them'. Now I glance in and think 'Only a complete tosser would buy that'.

I wonder why that thought sprung to mind/

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Microsoft buys Nokia's mobile business

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Re: HAHH!!! I TOLD YOU SO right at the moment when MSFT-TROJAN ELOP...

whilst your disdain is obvious, It does seem as though Mr B is clever enough to plan and execute a move that even the people who wrote 'Dallas' might pale at people swallowing

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Insider trading

Given that most stock exchanges have rules against insider dealling, and given that Elop still owned a massive slug of M$, what are the chances this deal will get investigated? maybe blocked?

No, thought not.

Where is the stinking fish icon?

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Rasp Pi skydive: Ballsy Baumgartner best beware Brit bionic Babbage Bear

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Now you are being ridiculous

>Also useful would be a 3 axis magnetometer.

What would a bear use a magnetometer for?

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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid: Eco, economy and diesel power

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El Reg is the place to advertise?

I read a previewish review here - and next day the news says all production is sold out.

Waahhh!

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Ballmer's emotional farewell to Redmond: I LOVE THIS COMPANY

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lots of notice

Why announce so early? He will become a lame duck leader, and there will be a lot of churning about who comes next.

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Amazon tightens grip on cloud market, report shows

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Good is best

Seems to me that they have it about right. It works, it's reasonably priced, you can talk to them when you need to. Bound to succeed if you make the right product.

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Ubuntu Edge crowdsauce cash stash comes up short

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wrong choice

Well, Indigogone wanted me to create a paypal account before throwing money at him.

So I didn't

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Google's Street View cars venture inside TARDIS

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"when they might appear online. "

last year, obviously.

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Open source 'Cubesat' set to soar

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Re: Clever launch technique

Googly

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Clever launch technique

Ship them to someone already up there.

Open window

chuck them out.

I like it!

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Bloke in shed starts own DAB radio station - with Ofcom's blessing

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@Mike Brown

The downside was having to drive a Vectra.

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Re: Changing channels

Changing channels? why?

is there more than one TMS then?

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Re: DAB? I'll just get out of my car first...

>An aside, why have car makers dropped AM and LW from their receivers?

Because they are part of a dark and terrible conspiracy.

or

Because they can't be bothered to suppress plug leads any more

or

because they are designed by juvenile members of the pink-trouser brigade with no knowledge of the world beyond rap music and bright orange socks, and have not even heard of long wave.

or

because Blaupunkt is having a laugh at our expense selling junk to half-wit buyers in large corporations who are so far removed from the consequences of their decisions that they are quite likely to put digital Radio Mondiale in there next.

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Re: about france

Of course, or as they might say: 'May Wee' (wocab)

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Re: I did miss DAB R5L cricket

that is why God gave us Long Wave, so we can hear TMS throughout the whole civilised portions of the planet. And france.

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Penguins, I give you: The SOLAR-POWERED Ubuntu laptop

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Re: WANT!

Yes, but in the absence of those I will buy the one someone actually makes!

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WANT!

I want one, especially at $350. Bargain!

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Two more counties to get gov-funded bumpkin broadband from... guess?

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Bumpkin?

Oxford bloody shire?

Where Clarkson lives? And Cameron?

That's not Bumpkin territory, that's Knobshire.

Bumpkins live in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Somerset. (no, not Devon. That's full of UCTs as well)

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Davros liable to criticism for huge STRAW DALEK he never built

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Re: Straw?

err.. yes?

How would you have done it?

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I, for one,...

...welcome our environmentally friendly renewable Dalek overlords

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Don't Worry

The new Doctor will Huff, and Puff, and blow the straw dalek away.

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Peter Capaldi named as 12th Doctor Who

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Re: Matt Smith was too young

I recall watching An Unearthly Child and suspect that an older, creepy, irrascible Doctor is long overdue. Remember William Hartnell!

I also don't like this cyberpunk Tardis. Since it can rebuild itself when the Doctor is in trouble, I'd welcome a return to the old style console.

Welcome Mr Capaldi, anyroad.

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Microsoft cuts Surface Pro price by $100

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What about the wheels?

Are they throwing in the trucks to convert them to something useful?

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Big blue Avatar movie spawns THREE SEQUELS

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Re: Yellow cab

...packed with thermonuclear warheads, on fire, heading for the sun, perhaps

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FAIL

Re: Great

Can I just say Jar sodding Jar sodding Binks?

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Re: Three Duds?

Ignoring the well-deserved 3D dig, I'd find it hilarious if all 3 were to bomb. Ha ha ha.

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Climate change EVEN WORSE than you thought: It causes WAR and MURDER

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Re: Biggest problem

Oh you think so, do you?

I have written elsewhere, even on here, about how Britain's problem is not immigration but birth rate: that the number we can feed and clothe from our own land area was passed some time between the 1450s and the 1750s (depending how you choose to measure it)

But I would not like to deprive you of your simplistic assumptions, so just carry on feeling good about yourself, please.

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Re: m'Lud

>In short, Your Honour, society, and climate change, made him do it.

To be fair, the recent really hot days have left me feeling stupid and slow. My Learned Friend may have a point.

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Biggest problem

The biggest problem is uncontrolled population growth.

That may, or may not, have a climate side effect. Either way the population increase will cause food shortages & wars over water, food, land & energy.

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Who's who: 12th Doctor has been chosen, will meet you on Sunday night

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Me!

I'm Spartacus!

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Apple snaffles low-power wireless firm Passif Semiconductor

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Microwave light bulb

No, there will be a market soon for a continuous microwave source, so that battery-less devices can be powered parasitically.

Pubs and hotels will display a special logo (I was going to say "black power", but that;s been used. "dark energy"? nope - also spoken for). "Stray energy" perhaps?

Then the foil-hatters can sell allyhats to thousands of people to wear in their own rooms.

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Mystery object falls from sky, area sealed off by military: 'Weather balloon', say officials

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WTF?

released from Where?

Do they really expect me to believe there is a place called Wallop's Island?

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Samsung brings back clamshell phones with added Android

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I like the look of that.

Now we need a star-trek(kirk) style mesh flip-up to protect the external screen and I will get my wallet out!

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Nokia sidles up to Qualcomm, hands over bulging map package

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Biggest question

Should be adapted to the home, and the most frequently asked question of all time: "where are my glasses?"

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First Austin, now live across the US: Watch Americans pay by bonk

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Re: CnP

A couple of years ago the head of a medium size retail operation told me "It's ridiculous: we would have to change all our terminals". When I told them that everyone in Europe had already done so he didn't believe me!

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Wikipedians say no to Jimmy's 'buggy' WYSIWYG editor

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does not work

>It's so slow and buggy, in fact, that editors have

>voted not to use it.

Even worse, it has huge chunks missing. The editing of citation templates etc. is missing, and most wikinazi editors get apoplectic if you do them even slightly wrong.

I know one editor who spends his whole life taking out spaces before | delimiters. He must be going Vesuvius by now.

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The O2 4G Lottery: Are YOU in one of the three LUCKY cities?

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Re: What about improving existing services?

$MEGACORP gives us O2 phones. Complete disaster, but they have not been dumped. The number of dropped calls, particularly on the continent, is astonishing.

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