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* Posts by Montreal Sean

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BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*

Montreal Sean

Re: Funny

I went. Steve had already taken all the chairs and emptied the buffet table.

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New FEMTO-MOON sighted BIRTHING from Saturn's RING

Montreal Sean

That's no moon.

I'll get my coat.

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RISE of the LIVING CHAIR: Boffins recruit E coli to build futuristic materials

Montreal Sean

Re: be afraid

As long as it's a sectional couch it shouldn't be too bad.

A double pull-out on the other hand...

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Amazon wants me to WEAR NAPPIES?! But I'm a 40-something MAN

Montreal Sean

Re: Cloth nappies FTW

We tried cloth nappies with our first son, 5 years ago. Really, we did. We were pro-planet, cloth is better for baby, who cares about the initial cost because we save money in the long run parents.

But, he would soak the nappies and any clothes he was wearing at the time.

That doesn't sound too bad, except he did this almost hourly. Even with the extra inserts and the "waterproof" cover.

Disposable worked out cheaper because with them we managed to keep our sanity.

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Sync'n'steal: Hackers brew Android-targeting Windows malware

Montreal Sean

Right, iOS devices avoid this problem by only allowing the installation of Apple approved malware.

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Rosetta comet chaser due to wake up for final rendezvous on Monday

Montreal Sean

Re: Poor little comet

After all the probing we've gotten from alien entities, it's about time we caught something alien and probed back.

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Blasphemy! Finns trample over Windows Phone home screen

Montreal Sean

Re: Folders

I use folders to clean up the cruft I'll never use.

Though I suppose I should just choose to hide the icons I don't want.

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Pervy TOILET CAMERA disguised as 'flash drive' sparks BOMB SCARE on Boeing 767

Montreal Sean

Re: The tape worked loose...

It was feeling a little bloated and was getting rid of the crapware.

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Samsung: Men, our Gear smartwatch will make you a hit with the sexy ladies

Montreal Sean

That turned me off the Gear.

Who came up with that train wreck?

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Macbook webcams CAN spy on you - and you simply CAN'T TELL

Montreal Sean

Re: Nothing beats a physical shutter

Electrical tape? But that will run down my battery!

:)

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Chinese gamer plays on while BMW burns to the ground

Montreal Sean

Do you feel real ill when you start to chill?

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Microsoft wields turkey knife, slices Surface to $199 for Black Friday

Montreal Sean

Re: I'd certainly get a surface....

Let me get this straight...

You'd spend $200 to put Android on a Surface for what reason? To spit in Microsoft's face? "Ha ha! Look at me I put a real OS on your tablet!" ?

Microsoft doesn't care, they alreay have your money, they got more than they thought they'd get from you.

If you want Android, there's a tonne of devices out there.

If you want IOS, Apple has you covered.

I don't understand the whole "if it had Linux/Android on it I'd buy it" comments. Microsoft is flogging their OS on their devices, why would they make devices to run competing OS' on?

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Asus Transformer Book T100: Xbox One? PS4? Nah, get a cute convertible for Christmas

Montreal Sean

Re: Not for me :(

Maybe the Lenovo X series of Thinkpads?

Not 100% sure they meet all your criteria though.

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HP’s ENORMO-SLAB: The Slate 21 MONSTER tablet

Montreal Sean

@AC at 13:15

Yes, Android and IOS can inspire awe during use.

Oh wait, you meant it's unpleasant to use? Well, that would be "awful" then.

Sound similar, means two different things though.

</grammar nazi>

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Montreal Sean

Re: No GPS?

For satnav you really need a Surface tablet.

"Where do you want to go today?"

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PANIC OVER DROOPING house prices hits MEMBER-shaped estate

Montreal Sean

He isn't worried about them taking the piss?

That's a relief.

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Montreal Sean

Re: Why Worry over Wirral Willy?

I wouldn't want to be around when the property value reaches it's peak.

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Montreal Sean

it's a good thing...

It's a good thing the estate at the tip of Georges Road doesn't have a fountain in the back yard.

Actually, it would be better if it did. :)

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Sony's new PlayStation 4: Early faults ENRAGE some buyers

Montreal Sean

Re: Micrososft FUD machine in full swing.

I had a BO laptop back then.

A little soap fixed it though.

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BlackBerry flings John Chen $89 MILLION to save troubled firm

Montreal Sean

Playbook

The Playbook was a nice tablet, it's too bad it was doomed from the start.

My Nexus 7 kicks it's ass when it comes to performance - and it damn well should as it's a couple of generations newer - but there's something about the Playbook's UI that I prefer to Android.

It's also way more solid and stands up to abuse better than pretty much any tablet I've seen, apart from Panasonic's Tough model...

I still think that the Playbook method of swiping inwards from the edges to access menus, keyboard, running applications (which run even while in the background) is superior to Android's (almost) always present task bars.

To each their own though.

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Canadian Vultures shave bare for winter

Montreal Sean

Re: Braver than I...

As a Montrealer, I find having a shaved head is better in the winter.

So much easier with the tuque, no messy tuque head when you get to the office.

:)

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Mind waiting for compute jobs? Boy, does the cloud have a price for you!

Montreal Sean

cheap cloud servers

I just picked up a cloud server for $35 CAD, one-time fee for a lifetime access.

Specs are low though, one Xeon CPU @2.7GHz, 512MB RAM, 10GB fibre-channel disk, 100Mbps connection with 500GB transfer/month.

Not sure what I'm going to do with it though.

http:// cloud at cost . ca/

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IT'S ALIVE! IT'S ALIVE! Google's secretive Omega tech just like LIVING thing

Montreal Sean

Re: Won't they just take to sulking in basements?

You should upgrade to the Joo Janta 300, they respond faster and also pipe soothing music into your ears.

Mine's got the hardcover collection in the pocket. It's why I limp. :)

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Fed up with Windows? Linux too easy? Get weird, go ALTERNATIVE

Montreal Sean

Re: Floppy disk

I've got a USB one in my tool kit.

Certain server manufacturers still require them for firmware upgrades.

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Moto sets out plans for crafty snap-together PODULAR PHONES

Montreal Sean

This can't be a Googorola phone.

Surely it's an Ikea phone?

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LG G Flex: A new cheeky curvy mobe with a 'SELF-HEALING' bottom

Montreal Sean

Re: Curved is good - not really

I like my phones the way I like my women. Curvy.

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Montreal Sean

The LG G Flex.

"It hits that sweet spot."

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Internet Explorer 11 BREAKS Google, Outlook Web Access

Montreal Sean

Re: Can't Microsoft do something right?

Morale can't go down the drain, there are no drains at Microsoft.

You don't need drains if you never produce any crap...

</sarcasm>

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Montreal Sean

Funny, the Youtube app works fine on my Blackberry phone and tablet...

So is it only MS that Google is shunning?

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Billionaire vows to turn 007's Lotus Esprit into actual SUBMARINE CAR

Montreal Sean

Re: In 5 years time ...

I wouldn't worry, Lucas electrics work as well underwater as they do above.

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Will you strap on a Google KitKat 4.4 smartwatch this month?

Montreal Sean

Re: Not convinced Apple will release a watch

The iTurd c would come in a cheap plastic bag though...

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Mini-Me, stop humping the 'L-A-S-E-R': New 3D tech can make a Mini-You

Montreal Sean

Re: Inferior

The system eventually learns do clean it's own core dumps.

Some systems learn more quickly than others though.

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How to get a Raspberry Pi to take over your Robot House

Montreal Sean

Re: it's 3D TV, again

Isn't that what a butler is for? :)

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BYOD for our staff? 'Career limiting' move, says Dell exec

Montreal Sean

Re: Entrenched and defensive

They aren't saying "Don't buy our competitor's kit."

They are saying "Don't bring it to work with you."

If I were a manufacturer I wouldn't want my employees bringing competitor's kit to the office. I wouldn't care what they used outside of work, as long as they aren't wearing my company's ID.

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Bill Gates's barbed comments pop Google's broadband balloons

Montreal Sean

Re: Intelligence!

While free wi-fi access to the info is commendable, it ignores the fact that many of these people can't afford the smartphone or computer to use the wi-fi.

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Montreal Sean

Re: Intelligence!

"0) You could learn about Malaria and how

to avoid catching it from the internet."

So, how do I avoid getting malaria from the internet? If it's transmitted by wire I'm ok, I'm wireless.

:)

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

Montreal Sean

"Don't taze me bro!"

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Chubby-chasing SEX TROLLS ran me offline, says fashion blogger

Montreal Sean

Re: Poses some really interesting questions...

I was given one at birth, tattooed to my forehead.

127.0.0.1

Now try and ban me!

:P

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USB accelerates to 10 Gbps

Montreal Sean

USB Sonic?

No screwdriver required.

It's so fast it hums?

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German guardsmen growing mono-boobs from drilling with Nazi-era rifles

Montreal Sean

Re: Totally missing the point of this important research.

The real question here is, would you really want your girlfriend to be armed?

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BOFH: Don't be afraid - we won't hurt your delicate, flimsy inkjet printer

Montreal Sean
Unhappy

250k?

I picked up a LJ3+ several years ago that had over 500k pages pass through it. I paid $40CAD for it.

It printed perfectly, though slowly, and used a crap-load of electricity.

It has since been replaced by a Brother 2270dw laser printer. Somehow I don't think this one will last as long...

Icon chosen because that's the expression that was on my face when my wife made me bin the 3+.

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Secret ROYAL BABY birth VIDEO leaked! (And other malware scams)

Montreal Sean

Re: Quite right

The way I see it, a country is better off with a monarch or a benevolent dictator.

A monarch (or dictator) has to keep their country running and keep their subjects happy, their life and their family's depend on it.

An elected president (or prime minister in my case) only has to keep people happy long enough to be elected for another term.

Elected officials consequently tend to plan for the next 5 or 10 years as that is usually the length of their time in power.

Monarchs need to take a long term (generations long) view and plan accordingly. Their well-being relies on the well-being of their empire.

Give me the monarchy, I'm done with Harper.

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Fever pitch as Dublin tar drop fall captured by webcam

Montreal Sean

Re: of course we lost

If you had remembered your pants and trousers you could have avoided those embarrassing black marks on your coat.

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Unreal: Epic’s would-be Doom... er... Quake killer

Montreal Sean

Re: Descent

Ah yes! The Tincan 2K Micro! I had one of those, I bought the Mason Jar upgrade to preserve my data.

What a sweet system!

:)

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Put up your ... err ... hand for free vasectomy streamed online

Montreal Sean

Re: Sadly, a decade to late

You had a mid procedure spat with the doc?

I won't argue with anyone holding a sharp object near my meat and two veg next month... Yikes!

Sorry it went so poorly for you. :(

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Rest your head against a train window, hear VOICES in your SKULL

Montreal Sean

Re: What a bone-headed idea

I think you'll find torture was more humane in the middle ages.

They didn't make you listen to ads, they just got right down to the main event.

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Montreal Sean

Re: A Business Opportunity

I'm betting your pillow idea has already been patented. By the people who came up with the new advertising method.

They'll get you coming and going!

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The perfect gift for the pistol-packing 'Merkin: a handgun iPhone case

Montreal Sean

Re: Stupid is as stupid does...

"I'm not sure what loose humanity is"

I think that would be humans with loose moral values? Still not sure how it applies to the rest of what the poster had to say though.

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The future of cinema and TV: It’s game over for the hi-res hype

Montreal Sean

Re: It's not what you see that counts

But but the gold TOS-link connectors are so shiny!

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