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Haunted Empire calls Apple 'a cult built around a dead man.' Tim Cook calls it 'nonsense'

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or this version?

"but their sales figures bear no relation to their market cap - in the real world they should fail,"...???

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Apple Mac Pro: It's a death star, not a nappy bin, OK?

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It's not 100% clear in the article which MP they are reviewing, because a Geekbench of ~23,000 is not the base model by any means. Please clarify El Reg.

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WD My Cloud EX4 four-bay NAS

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OK, help wanted here

I have a very nice 5 bay storage box from Lian Li, it has a very basic PCB in the back to control the RAID. There is just enough space to fit a NUC board from Intel. But I'm stuck on how to connect up all five drives or maybe just four + one. I thought the NUC boards would make a good platform for FreeNas installation. The boards have a PCI Express connector, but cannot find any boards that would be similar to a regular PCI-E board with an SAS connector going to four drives.

Any help anyone? Or any other suggestions instead of the Intel boards?

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Apple investor Icahn backs down on share buyback plan

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re-cant?

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Greenland glacier QUADRUPLES speed, swells seas

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or this version?

Just reading the other day that antibiotic resistant bugs could be a far larger hurdle for the human race than any GW effect. Imagine a time when the slightest cut or scratch turns into some full blown infection. Imagine a time when a simple operation on your appendix could kill you.

Not that I want to see cities submerged, leaving low lying areas for higher areas is big logistical problem.

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Our Milky Way galaxy is INSIDE OUT. Just as we suspected, mutter boffins

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Re: "everything in the universe emerged from a very small space"

I agree, the way I could see it is higher energy levels equal more compactness. As the energy levels rise so maybe even 'particles' disappear. How much energy can be packed into an infinitesimally small space?

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Optical filters head to Germany for Solar Orbiter build

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So, not something I'll find down my local Jessops then?

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Google gobbles Wi-Fi thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 BEEELLION IN CASH

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really?

for whom? I just don't see the so called 'smart home' becoming universal....maybe in the USA where folk regularly fill their homes and garages with Home Depot junk.

Nope, this is just another play by Google to collect data.

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You're fired: Lord Sugar offloads faded PC builder Viglen to XMA

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This bike he is riding, of course would love to have one myself, but it's kinda wasted on Florida roads.....it's almost dead flat everywhere. I don't know where he lives, but cycleways or pathways are a bit absent where I have been and I wouldn't like to argue with a huge SUV.

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Thought sales were in the toilet before? Behold the agony: 2013 was a PC market BLOODBATH

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Funny thing, no mention of Apple increasing their US share substantially (in same report)

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Samsung: Ta-da! We made $7.8bn. What do you mean you expected another BILLION?

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in other news...

Apple to announce record profits and sales in the last quarter

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NSA spies should clean up their act, says Prez Obama-picked panel

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My guess is that this type of surveillance is a bit like online porn. Once the lads get a taste of just what, where and who they can 'look' at, the barriers of what's right and wrong all start to break down. It becomes a sort of voyeurism, to be able to snoop in on Merkel's private conversations ad hoc is a powerful motivator.

So whatever the governments may rule, I suspect that in the long run nothing much will change and this surveillance will continue.

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iSPY: Apple Stores switch on iBeacon phone sniff spy system

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Simples....

It's a slow Apple week for El Reg.....

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You DON'T need a new MacBook! Reg man fiddles with Fusion, pimps out vintage Pro

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APPLE EATS ITSELF: iPad Mini set to wolf Air's market share

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my next replacement

Have an iPad 3, I like the size and for the amount of emailing, surfing and game playing it gets, the biggest drawback is the uncomfortable edge and the weight. So come next year, I'll be giving the 3 to a close one and buying in the Air.

For my work (sound recordist) I could see the Mini being perfect for clapperboard duties....so even a non retina would suffice for location time.

I have to laugh when people decry tablets as only suitable for entertainment. I have friends in the indie film business who use the iPad as their preproduction tool for storyboarding and script writing.

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Another DEVASTATING Chelyabinsk METEOR STRIKE: '7x as likely' as thought

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Re: Can someone explain the science

thank you for the explanation...

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Can someone explain the science

Why did this large meteorite explode instead of burning up and hitting earth? Is it something structural inside the object. I'm curious to know the answer.....

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Like iPads? Like stuff called AIR? Here's our REVIEW ROUNDUP-squared

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Re: I saw all the fanbois outside the oxford shop today

looked at another way, what you say is that a larger % of Android sales are to incumbent users, fed up with crap hardware.....whereas....it's the reverse for iOS users, where a larger % are in fact new users fed up with......(Android??)

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New iPad mini gobbles Retina display, 64-bit brain, puts on little weight

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does one need 128GB of RAM?

I have a 16GB iPad, still not full. At home I stream music from drives and when I fly I load some movies/TV shows for the trip. So it's only apps that really take up space. But an iPod I have has 64GB and I need every GB to store all my music.

The 16GB iPad was a very conscious decision, driven solely by my understanding of my usage and only partly by the price. Whenever my friends ask me which iPad I always tell them buy 16GB, for all the above reasons.

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Third of Brits now regularly fondling their slabs, say beancounters

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Once had a MacBook Pro, sold it for a MacMini and an iPad, now I do 75% of my work on the iPad and the rest on the MacMini. I went to Brazil for six weeks and even though no access to main file storage, could still do most my work. I do voluntary work for a global charity, distributing TV programmes.

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Tesco's new fondleslab winks at Apple's stealthy NFC assassin iBeacon

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Re: Maybe I'm missing something here...

Don't many items in a shop have these strips that have to be deactivated at the till? A little more tech and the shop having seen that item purchased, simply deactivate it's beacon.

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Scientists to IPCC: YES, solar quiet spells like the one now looming CAN mean ICE AGES

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Re: Energy

hand in hand with food supply is over-population....no one seems to mention this elephant.

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Apple blings up new iMac with latest Intel chips, next-gen Wi-Fi

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or this version?

I run a LG BR burner via USB, no problems and burns at a good speed.

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

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expensive thunderbolt?

My guess is not so much gullible Mac users, it's the various companies knowing where their market is. For a post production house, buying into TB is simply another cost to pass on to the client. Same goes for professional photographers, videographers etc. I would love to have all my drives on TB, but my work is for non-profit, so I cannot justify the cost. FW or USB3 is fine by me.

So my guess is that a company like LaCie etc, simply take a FW/USB drive box, modify it and tag on an extra 100-200 just because they know that the customer for TB is a business and a few extra bucks mean nothing.

My brother ran his own joinery shop, he always bought the top gear, because the client paid in the end.

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Rotten Apple iOS 7 fury: Glitchy audio or is today's music really that bad?

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Re: Boll*cks

What I found very quickly, was that select a black and white background and the slightly ott colours start to look pretty nice. I'd say that after a few hours use, I see no reason to go back on os6

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Dyson takes Samsung to court in UK over vacuum cleaner

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I read the Dyson Patent, seems like they took an idea like a kids tricycle and modified into a vacuum steering mechanism. I'm sure it's not that simple, maybe someone can explain how the Dyson design patent is so revolutionary.

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Apple's no-news Beijing event leaves it adrift in China

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in other news Apple has been granted a license to sell iPhone with China Mobile http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/09/11/apple-granted-iphone-network-license-for-china-mobile-worlds-largest-carrier

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Apple prepares to unleash iPhone 5S, 5C for the GREAT BRAWL OF CHINA

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I bet he never 'actually' said this...

David Webber, managing director of Intelligent Environments, a financial services software provider, said this would encourage fanbois to access bank accounts using their fondleslab.

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Fanbois taught to use Apple's new killer app: Microsoft Windows

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Re: Macs are "so expensive" - not.

Used 2008 macpro, driven pretty much 24/7 for video rendering since I bought it back in 2008. Filled with hard drives, upgraded GPU, upgraded RAM. Sold it for more than I paid for it. Now that's what I call good value. It is now giving an old friend sterling service as his main edit machine. Basically, it takes a 2013 quad core i7 macmini to achieve the same benchmarks as the 2008 macpro.

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PEAK Apple: Cupertino's hopes died with Steve Jobs, says Larry Ellison

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This always makes me chuckle: “The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison: God Doesn’t Think He’s Larry Ellison”

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New blinged-up 'iPhone 5S' touted by Jobs FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

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FAIL

just another ElReg click bait, certainly caught me

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Re: Steve Jobs is the new Gene Roddeberry

or rather El Reg will be trotting out reports of.....

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Apple returns to courtroom once again to contest ebook shafting

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or this version?

You're forgetting Apple's God given right to take a straight 30% cut in all transactions.

don't they all take some cut or other??

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Apple at WWDC: Sleek new iOS, death of the big cats, pint-sized Mac Pro

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Re: Looks sorta familiar..

Been using all sorts of macs for twenty years, never changed an internal clock battery, not once. Bit of a moot complaint I'd say.

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Apple to stage 'Tech Talks' roadshow

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why not a rolling tech lab on a truck? I like the idea of a big pantechnicon coming into my nearest city where I can get specialist advice that the so called genius's cannot offer.

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Cook: iPad is a gateway drug which leads to harder Mac addiction

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Happy

funny enough...

I replaced an octo core 2008 MacPro with a top end macMini this year. Fitted a DIY fusion drive, maximum memory and it churns out Compressor renders, Squeeze renders just as quick as the old MP. But without consuming 500W of electricity. It does my FCP work just fine (albeit nothing too stressful). Even my storage is taken care of via USB3 and Thunderbolt. All in all a fine purchase and replacement.

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Nudge nudge, wink wink interface may drive Google Glass

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I'm not an optician, but I thought that having something at a fixed focal distance, like a display, will eventually make your eyesight bad.

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US Navy blasts drones with ship-mounted LASER CANNON

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Coat

Looking at the picture all I can see is a kick-ass RGB laser projector......for displaying 8K images on the underside of BIG clouds.

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Boffins use DVD burner to scale graphene supercapacitors

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the full report

I have no idea how it works or what it could be scaled to, but isn't the big failing of renewable power generation that unused power can not be economically stored. Seems to me this is a possible answer. Clearly there are some very bright folk out there!!

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Google to open flagship retail stores by end of 2013

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last apple financials

seem to recall that Apple made mega bucks selling out of their stores. Are not Apple stores the highest grossing per sq foot/meter? I agree that a retail store is essential for the public to buy, but if it's Apple, Google or Microsoft then it don't matter if the sale is in store or online, it's all bottom-line.

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Hard drive sales to see double-digit dive this year

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dunno why....

the manufacturers don't just take the 3.5" form factor and fill it with cheap SS memory, doesn't have to be super-fast, but faster than a platter drive.

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Apple to stop European shipments of Mac Pro on March 1?

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or this version?

fans not protected and electrical protection on I/O sockets

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Boeing 787 fleet grounded indefinitely as investigators stumped

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it's not the loss of battery

it's the loss of power to whatever it feeds in an inflight emergency that would scare me. I cannot see any situation where a loss of one out of two batteries whilst on a long flight makes any sense in safety.

Can you imagine the pilot announcing "sorry about the smell, one of our two emergency batteries just caught fire and melted all over the electronics", on a flight crossing the Atlantic when they are halfway across.

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battery cooling

I saw a picture of a new battery system and my immediate reaction was the cells seems awful close. Then I came across an article that talked all about active cooling of this type of battery. From the photo I saw, I didn't see any active cooling.

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is it that simple?

My question would be is this the "only" LI-ION battery pack on board the plane, because if it isn't, then swapping out for another chemistry could be a lot more awkward.

To me it all seems very strange, because all this stuff gets tested and tested and tested. How come it didn't crop up in the tests?

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Sorry, Apple-haters, but Cupertinian doom not on the horizon

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true irony...

if the share price became depressed to such a point that Apple just took all their cash and went private. I for one would applaud such a move, it would stick one on all these Wall Street guys.

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TSA to pull backscatter perv scanners from US airports

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Coat

I'm surprised no-one has thought of taping silver foil letters saying "FUCK YOU" on their chest before going through.

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Google files patent for eyewear that SHOOTS LASERS

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Gimp

prior art?

http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2009/12/apple-mages-working-on-augmented-reality-magic.html

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US taxman joins UK politicoes on hunt for Amazon cash

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I'm not so sure it is that easy to create tax laws that are totally watertight and anyways who knows what people were involved in the law making, vested interests perhaps.

The other problem is the not so level playing field, the large corps with international connections can get away with far more than simple local based companies. It could be argued that the recent bankruptcies on our high streets was in some part created by the power of online stores being able to out price the high street by reason of their lower tax payments.

I'm certain that Mr Bezos has not entertained the thought that once he has eliminated the biggest high street names, he can begin to ramp up the prices on Amazon. Then the profits will become truly enormous and without any hindrance via the tax laws.

I'd like to ask everyone here, where would you rather see this money? In the Caymans serving a very small % of the worlds population or in your country being used for your benefit. Even if there are losses on the way it's money we never had in the first place.

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Apple 'slashes iPhone 5 screen orders', tight-fisted fanbois blamed

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on the other hand....

there are many, many millions of others buying the rest of the out dated Android phones.

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