* Posts by bdam

98 posts • joined 24 Jul 2010

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What is Apple's idiot tax on Watch these days? 'About $265 or 80%'

bdam
Pint

Re: Check your brains at the door, you won't need them.

He was a great man indeed, and during #antennagate sure knew how to hold his phone.

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Sysadmins, patch now: HTTP 'pings of death' are spewing across web to kill Windows servers

bdam
Facepalm

It "IIS" thing

It's some kind of irrelevant obscure web server, right?

Can I visit it using "IE", which I hear is some kind of irrelevant obscure desktop web browser?

How about this "Windows Mobile" - that's as irrelevant and obscure, will that work with it?

With so much irrelevance floating around, why such a fuss?

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Lib Dem manifesto: Spook slapdown, ban on teen-repelling Mosquitos

bdam
Facepalm

Re: British politics in a nutshell

One leaders Cast Iron Guarantee is worth as much as anothers Boom And Bust promise - and both equal anothers Tuition Fee Pledge.

I was painful watching the helpless LibDems during this parliament. Even at every party conference during their once-per-century stint in power, Nick Cleggs main message was "I'm sorry".

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Woman caught on CCTV performing drunken BJ blew right to privacy

bdam
Devil

Re: If the piss touched a live wire and they got fried

On the other hand, that's a video I'm sure would be popular indeed!

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HOLD IT! Last minute gifts for one's nerd minions

bdam
Happy

CozyBot - it's not just for Christmas, its for all Android fans ;-)

Mention others in the comments? Okey dokey - CozyBot is the desktop phone holder every Android fan needs, for the price of a Big Mac meal. Get it here.

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Microsoft's Azure goes TITSUP PLANET-WIDE AGAIN in cloud FAIL

bdam
Unhappy

Re: Strangely Poetic

When the watch stops it's your fault for not winding it up. When azure stops it's your fault for relying on microsoft.

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Steve Jobs makes world a better place FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

bdam
Happy

Re: Blilliance

It makes this adjustment without using any power - even when switched off - making it eco-friendly too. And its users get an extra special surprise when its done this and they first see it.

And all because of the superior Apple user experience.

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Moon landing was real and WE CAN PROVE IT, says Nvidia

bdam
Holmes

David Icke says the moon is hollow

Coz it rings like a bell

Anyway, so now the stars are visible. Hold on, the tin hat brigade said the reason they were blacked out was because at the time NASA hadn't got the tech to show their correct positions from such a different perspective, so would be caught out and had no option. So now we *can* compare them lets get on with it!

Unless...drat, they could be digitally inserting them today at the positions they are known to have been in back in '69. Oh my head hurts...

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XBOX ONE owners rage as HDMI SNAFU 'judders' Brit and Euro tellies

bdam
Pint

The gift that keeps on giving

Microsoft - you never fail to disappoint.

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Surface RT: A plan worthy of the South Park Underpants Gnomes

bdam
Happy

Re: They scoffed when Bob called 2013 Microsofts year of hell

@Bob

No-one wants <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/19/us-microsoft-research-idUSBRE96I0MO20130719">their shares.</a>

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Sleek Nokia Lumia details EXPOSED ahead of Thursday's disrobing

bdam
Facepalm

Re: Me got new one, me got bright yellow one

Remember folks - this is what Symbian was thrown away for, because we were all told it was a "burning platform", and Android swerved because "there is no way to differentiate handsets", unlike, err, the way manufacturers can infinitely customize WP8. Just don't tell that to Samsung, Sony, HTC etc.

Actually, yellow is an appropriate color when you think of whos pocket Elop was in when he made this "decision".

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Samsung mocks Apple lawsuit in SuperBowl teaser ad

bdam
Facepalm

True, but not as embarrassing as Apple being ordered to print apologies for the same lie in the British press.

Then told to again, because they apologised wrong.

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Microsoft releases first Windows OS in an original American language

bdam
Happy

Re: Consumer reports say you're best to swerve it, no matter what the language

This one is lovely:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WTYet-qf1jo#!

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Microsoft to Moto: We'll give you $1m a year for your patents

bdam
Facepalm

Re: Microsoft the Patent troll

"MS want the terms to be fair. "

http://androidandme.com/2011/07/news/microsoft-demands-15-per-android-handset-from-samsung/

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2011/10/microsoft-collects-license-fees-on-50-of-android-devices-tells-google-to-wake-up/

http://www.businessinsider.com/htc-pays-microsoft-5-per-android-phone-2011-5

etc

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Microsoft's anti-Android Twitter campaign draws ire, irony

bdam
FAIL

#DroidRage

Isn't #DroidRage what this guy suffered when he realised he should have used one instead of the fail he was forced to?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1zxDa3t0fg

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Oprah Winfrey too late to save Microsoft's Windows 8

bdam
Devil

Re: actually quite a good os underneath... - until you try the competition

@dogged can you point to an article showing how evil google are please. I found scraps - mostly related to tracking cookies. The relative levels you can come up with will be interesting. For example, you mentioned IBM? http://www.ibmandtheholocaust.com/

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bdam
Unhappy

Re: actually quite a good os underneath... - until you try the competition

Strewth. And you haven't even mentioned Nokia!

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Retailers report slow Windows 8 sales, low demand

bdam
WTF?

A "boost during the holiday season"?

WTF are these guys on? As if anyones gonna trash someone they care abouts computer by giving them windows 8.

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Windows Phone 8 reboot woe causes outpouring of forum misery

bdam
Mushroom

This is what Nokia was destroyed for?

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Windows 8 security is like a swiss cheese flak jacket - sez AV firm

bdam
FAIL

Re: Fallapartgate

Don't forget their cloud offering - down again:

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-hit-by-second-office-365-email-outage-in-five-days-7000007342/

Perhaps Sinofsky did more than just publicly give Ballmer the bird when he left?

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Surface sales 'modest' so far, Ballmer modestly admits

bdam
Facepalm

Re: Not surprising

And this is before the news came out they fall apart within days?

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Man, 19, cuffed after burning Remembrance poppy pic is Facebooked

bdam
FAIL

I also find poppy related crimes offensive

Where do I complain?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/5380085/MPs-expenses-Ed-Ballss-claim-for-Remembrance-Sunday-wreaths.html

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India gets $25 Android tablet

bdam
Devil

Re: Will it be available in the UK at a reasonable price

Depends on the shape of its corners.

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Microsoft Surface Touch keyboards self-destruct – and more

bdam
Facepalm

Re: Falling apart at the seams?

Perhaps this guy might have been able to give some advice regarding shit hardware running shit software: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-pMZd1fupw

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bdam
Linux

Re: It just keeps getting better,

"Why do you enjoy seeing other people have problems?"

Not other people generally, microsoft specifically. Decades of bullying have come home to roost.

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Android: Google's baby ate 75% of smartphones in just 4 years

bdam
Facepalm

Beware flying chairs in Redmond

"Symbian, for all its impending death, still managed to outsell Windows Phone by shipping 4.1 million, well over the 3.6 million devices running Microsoft's latest foray into mobility."

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Woz labels Apple 'arrogant' over iPhone size inadequacy

bdam
Facepalm

"Siri, Apple has taken a lot of flak for their maps recently."

"Can you give me an example showing they are not just a bunch of humourless wannabees totally regretting their decision to ditch Google Maps?"

http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/33227345172/the-southern-argentinian-boner-isles

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Six months under water and iPhone 4 STILL WORKS

bdam
Joke

And on first boot it downloaded iOS6.

A search party has been dispatched.

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iPhone 5: the fab slab to grab

bdam
FAIL

Re: Eh! WTF

Siri, do you have any examples of the dramatic effects global warming is having on the environment?

http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/32188743730/apparently-belgrade-serbia-has-no-rivers

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Fuming fanbois flood 'flimsy iPhone 5 Wi-Fi' forum

bdam
FAIL

Re: What a fantastic user experience new iPhone users get

Missed the user experience of being blamed for it scratching easily:

http://www.autoomobile.com/news/black-iphone-5-scratch-2/1003949/

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bdam
Holmes

What a fantastic user experience new iPhone users get

They get the user experience of being lost.

They get the user experience of not being able to get a WiFi signal.

They get the user experience of the new adapters they are forced to buy jamming in their sockets.

And of course they get the user experience of not having to carry those pesky full wallets about.

Thats the Apple advantage - its all about the user experience.

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Rumour: Asus rejects $99 Nexus 7... rumour

bdam
Pint

Go for it!

The lost flock of iSheep will be getting their 7 incher before Christmas, so let this baby rip into it with both barrels!

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Google+ claims 100 million 'active' users

bdam
Joke

Re: It sure is.

@sabroni I'm reminded of what Russell Brand said when he was caught making obscene phone calls with Jonathan Ross: "All I ever wanted to do was make people laugh.". The best reply, actually from the letters page in Viz: "Well Russell, start when you're ready".

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bdam
Big Brother

It sure is.

I don't know why its so fashionable to knock these figures. No one mentions Microsofts numbers in social - if they actually do anything in that area, that is.

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iPhone 5 has 'laser keyboard, holographic images'

bdam
Facepalm

Re: If true...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4

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Yahoo! ditches! BlackBerry! for! 'smart! fun!' phones!

bdam
Alien

Yah Who?

Fuck me, they still going?

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Apple's first batch of iPhone 5 preorders sold out in an hour

bdam
FAIL

Re: Every time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4

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One more try: Metro apps are now 'Windows Store' apps

bdam
Unhappy

Everything's topsy turvy these days

Apple just launched a turkey where previously they'd been doing rather well in that department.

Microsoft always had turkeys but salvaged them by spending zillions in marketing. As the article shows, that''s now turned into a fiasco.

Nokia ... well, you get the idea.

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iPhone 5: skinny li'l fella with better display, camera, software

bdam
FAIL

Re: There really is no NFC?

Its' always better to shoot messengers when i'ts not possible to deal with any of the points raised, although I see the upvoters find 'its message came though loud and clear :-)

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bdam
FAIL

Re: Headline

Exactly - they're now just another Android wannabe.

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bdam
Facepalm

There really is no NFC?

Wow, this is a bigger piss take than letting the fanbois think they were getting the iPhone5 last year then just giving them the same one with an "S" at the end.

Seriously - this is what they call innovation?

Its a larger screen, of the kind the Android handsets had 2 years ago.

Its got LTE, of the kind Android handsets had well over a year ago.

Its cameras and speed now match the Android handsets from a year ago.

Its adapter has changed from one proprietary format to another just to take the piss.

A bundled app found on every platform over the last 2 years to stick photos together is trumpeted as a huge breakthrough.

And existing apps look shit because they only stretched the screen in 1 direction, and are new to fragmentation unlike Android which has been dealing with this for years.

This could almost make microsofts offering look good.

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Windows 8? Nah: Win Phone 8 should give Apple the fear

bdam
Headmaster

What kind of logic is this?

"While Windows Phone 8 is an impressive step forward for Microsoft, its biggest selling point is that it's not iOS and not Android."

Neither was Symbian.

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Everything Everywhere swept away by its own 4G hype tsunami

bdam
Holmes

Quick! Second choice seems for sale: http://eebygum.com

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Nokia apologizes for faking Lumia 920 ad

bdam
FAIL

Will they apologise to shareholders for faking hope of success with microsoft?

Thought not.

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Windows 8: Download it, then speak YOUR brains

bdam
Mushroom

Can some bookie give me odds of Blamer being out by Christmas?

Well, it is 2012. If the world does survive, m$ will forever mark it as the beginning of a very undignified end for them.

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Apple 'offered Samsung $30-per-mobe' patent licence truce

bdam
Linux

Re: trades

"Visual design is a much trickier skill, if it was easy then Linux desktops would look amazing when they don't look as good as OSX or Windows."

And iOS would look as good as the latest Android release, Jelly Bean. And not appear in comparison all slow and jerky the way, say, the iPad does next to a Nexus 7.

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bdam
Headmaster

Re: Delenda est Pupillam

circum angulos fuisse circa ut diu ut latina

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Samsung lets slip info on WinPho 8 Odyssey

bdam
FAIL

Re: The real answer is...

What a fucking waste of great hardware.

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Devs can't be bothered with Nokia's Windows Phone – report

bdam
Pint

Re: Fixed it for ya..

Those 4m ... in Android terminology, that's expressed as "by midnight Thursday".

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