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* Posts by RockBurner

28 posts • joined 26 Aug 2010

Little pink handjob: Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact

RockBurner

units again...

Anyone else getting a little miffed at having to use 2,300 mAh and 3,000mAh instead of 2.3Ah and 3Ah? Shirley it'd be easier to use the shorter form? Or is marketing speak leading this trend for ignoring normal unit usage?

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Flying Toaster screen savers return on GitHub

RockBurner

Ah yes....

'Burn-in turned out to be very difficult to achieve'...

Obviously the author never stood on the concourse at Paddington attempting to decipher the times on the overhead CRT screens at the end of each platform.

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Not sure if you're STILL running Windows XP? AmIRunningXP.com to the rescue!

RockBurner

pile of steaming....

Just loving the background image of 'obsolete' equipment.... including a Dell running Win8.1!

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Hot, fit, SWEATY users stroke Backbeats model, beg: DON'T CALL US

RockBurner
Thumb Up

In support of balanced views...

I've been using a Plantronics BackBeat GO bluetooth headphone set for a couple of months now (since Xmas) and they've been really rather good. I use them daily for the walk to work, and have used them in the gym once where they were fine - didn't fall out and didn't get in the way. Music is good quality (although admittedly I most use them for listening to streaming radio), and phone calls are crystal clear.

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NASA probe orbiting Moon sights ANOTHER SPACECRAFT

RockBurner

Nasa taking selfies again?

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Spare external hard drives gathering dust? Share your stuff with fellow cloud fear types

RockBurner

Daisy Chaining?

So - how many usb sticks/drives can you daisy chain into it? (I assume there's a limit), and would it list them individually or as one big drive?

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The Vulture 2: What paintjob should we put on our soaraway spaceplane?

RockBurner

High altitude PRU blue?

http://www.jpsmodell.de/dc/schemes/raf_pru44hf_e.htm

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra: The quad-core 2.2GHz MEGA SCREEN PHONDLESLAB

RockBurner

Re:pencil stylus/headset

Didn't Asus already do that for the PadFone Mk1?

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Review: HTC One

RockBurner

Re: Features

I daresay you can install an alternative launcher, without going as far as to root the device.

(just a shame you don't get the choice to uninstall the crap that gets loaded on - eg FB, twatter, etc)

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RockBurner

very upbeat review

compared to the review of the XperiaZ recently - makes it hard to make an objective decision, given that I'm at upgrade time.

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Facebook phone app attempts to seize ALL YOUR MAIL

RockBurner

So - if El Reg's advice is to remove the facebook app - what's the advice for those of us who haven't rooted our phones and thus aren't actually able to remove the "operator installed" apps. eh? eh?

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X-COM UFO: Enemy Unknown

RockBurner
Alien

Used to love this game...

There was a very good port to WinMo6 as well - kept me occupied on train journeys for quite a while, and was surprisingly touch-screen friendly.

Anyone know if there's an Android port, or anything similar?

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Rustock zombies halved as clean-up efforts continue

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Devil

signs up to other websites mostly

you know - like the shopping websites where you shop online, or the social media websites you interact with, they sell on the address lists to people who sell the lists, who sell the lists etc etc (and getting shadier with each step) until you end up with your email address on a botnet list.

just set up a hotmail/gmail/some-other-web-mail-that's-got-good-spam-filters account and use that for all sign ups.

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RockBurner

Don't hit "unsubscribe"

yup - they do that, and an actived unsubscribe link is just a confirmation that the email is live.

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Bloke pissing in reservoir prompts 8m gallon flush

RockBurner

regardless of the morals...

if 7.8million gallons of water only costs $28,500, why is my water bill so freakin high??

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HTC U-turns over Desire Android 2.3 update

RockBurner
Coat

ok for modders, but the rest...

... of us who don't mess with the Operator Roms will have to wait for them to catch up.

Still awaiting Orange's DesireHD 2.3 update...

(mine's the one with the warranty paperwork in the pocket)

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Name that donkey: Barbarella battles Bathsheba

RockBurner
Childcatcher

A Soapy tenner says....

it'll be Bunty

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Acer Iconia Tab A500 10in Android tablet

RockBurner

kitten burger anyone?

although hardly enough for a full box of nuggets. :(

Tablet looks good - does the full size USB provide power too? (ie can it be used like a USB socket on any regular laptop?)

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Heavy coffee drinking wards off deadly cancer in men

RockBurner

important info we need to know....

instant or ground?

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Google Docs

RockBurner

Pagin DrXym

If you preview all the route via a fast wi-fi/3G connection prior to setting off, the GoogleMap on your phone can cache all the map views and so not need the 3G connection (assuming you've updated the app and turned on the "precache" button.)

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ForeverMap 2.1

RockBurner

worth mentioning...

that it's also available for Android?

(or are we maintaining the fence between mobile OSs? )

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Handy radiation checker comes to iPhone

RockBurner

so which Iphone...

is going to have the geiger sensors onboard? 6,7?

or will HTC beat them to it?

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Launcher Pro

RockBurner

Mostly happy

So far mostly happy with LauncherProPlus, on a large screen device like the DesireHD the ability to get more icons and widget space on the screen (I'm using a 6x6 grid) is a massive benefit over Sense.

Wish I could move the home-screens around like Sense can though - maybe that'll come soon.

Overall, well worth a couple of quid!

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Boris bikes for all from next week

RockBurner

it's all public transport....

Not really been following the Boris bikes, but has anyone suggested linking them to the Oyster card systems??

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DARPA, NASA team on '100-Year Starship' project

RockBurner

Just as long....

... as they finished the arks before the giant mutant star goat turns up...

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First Windows Phone 7 handsets sell out

RockBurner

they're not the only ones....

I wonder that the reporter has not picked up on the situation with the HTC7's sister handset, the Desire HD? They seem to be in short supply in Europe too - with no obvious reason being forthcoming. Is HTC struggling to fulfill ALL it's orders? its not just Win7 customers who are waiting.

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BBC adopts El Reg units

RockBurner

This linguine standard....

I want confirmation on this: is that "cooked" or "uncooked" linguine?

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