* Posts by Zot

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Force your hand: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

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Flower shaped charger?

Because 'f**k you', m-kay?...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyTA33HQZLA

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The Voices: A horror-comedy that’s as schizophrenic as its protagonist

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It could be weirder, and better...

... But I guess they were too timid to do that.

You get the joke quite early on and they play on that all the way through.

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Windows 10 build 10041: 99 bugs on the wall, fix a bug, add a feature, 114 bugs on the wall

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Aww shoooot!!

I've just been playing around with it, and it's actually OK so far. *Gasp*

It looks and acts like a simple shell to the software that you can install. Which is what you'd expect from an OS, isn't it? - Just an faint outline of control, not some monster waiting to growl at the user with indecipherable error messages.

That's the impression it gives anyway.

Yes, I am a little disappointed (!), I thought I'd hate it, but there's no point in lying. I need to give it some more time though...

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Lifeless, under saturated and empty of all joy.

'Ask me anything' it says on the task bar,,,

OK, then:-

"Is this by the same dumb artist who designed the later Visual Studio interfaces?"

- A sort of emotionless and hungry look to it.

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Re: So what happened to Aero?

I think they said it looked dated, childish and OTT, and they were ashamed it ever existed.

They also claimed it it used up too much power, so that was also embarrassing for the poor dears' green cred.

A smart phone could walk the transparent rendering now of course.

Most people seemed to like it. I still use it as I can keep an easy check on a download if I put it's green bar behind the transparent task bar, so it always shows.

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Woman caught on CCTV performing drunken BJ blew right to privacy

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Re: Pregnant women + very drunk

Also - Welcome to Gloucestershire!

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Osbo: Choose a f*cking IoT fridge. Choose spirit-crushing driverless cars

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Drop BT and give contract to VM and other Fibre Optic companies?

No, as I suspect BTs power of lobbying whips goes unchallenged as usual.

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Health & Safety is the responsibility of Connor's long-suffering girlfriend

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Instead of fixing the problem immediately

...You should write an elaborate and complex Neural network system that lays over the crappy code to help it function correctly! [true story]

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Panda antivirus labels itself as malware, then borks EVERYTHING

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Re: Straight answer to stopping a viral infections is to...

"Java (ask.com) and Divx (Wajam) is Pirated Software? I didn't know that!"

I don't need DivX, why would I need DivX? - OH right, it's used for 'ripped' stuff, right?

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Re: Straight answer to stopping a viral infections is to...

If you don't download shit you won't get shit, stop blaming the computer, it's YOU!

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Straight answer to stopping a viral infections is to...

Stop using pirated software!! FOR EVER.

That copy of Photoshop you happen to have is not as innocent as you think, you don't know what it's allowing in, and most importantly, what it's sending out.

Just use MS Security Essentials - if it's good enough for my 80 year old Dad, then it's good enough for me. Neither of us download software from dodgy sites, anyway.

It's sad to think that some people would simply not believe me, but that pirating kid grew up.

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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So why is it a "subpar - RPI"?

There are no specs for the thing yet? Are there?

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Super SSD tech: Fancy a bonkers 8TB all-flash PC?

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The author needs to delete some crap

...off his Mac. Especially all that naughty media stuff.

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Out of time: Huawei, LG unveil watches nobody wants to buy

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Re: I just want...

Because designing my own watch face would be great fun, besides, nice looking watches cost a lot of money.

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I just want...

I just want a normal watch with a round digital face. A face that's always on, and it's design can be changed via a USB connection. Just a simple watch. Why do they always have to be 'smart,' it's stupid.

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Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

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Why doesn't MS make 10 look just like XP?

It doesn't look like XP because these supposed 'designers' can't bring themselves to understand that people actually liked the friendly look XP had. Oh no, it's got to be all modern and swishy - and completely unfamiliar. Fecking eedjuts.

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Tulsa woman bludgeons man mercilessly with laptop

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Facepalm

"feel asleep"??

Spell checkers do not replace humans!

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STOP! Pebble Time: New color watch clocks up $5m on Kickstarter

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It animates so quickly!

How the heck did they do that? Amazing.

I think it does need a little more contrast though, as the colours are a bit pale.

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The finest weird people in the world live here, and we're proud of it

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Sometimes the word 'Brits' comes across as slightly derogatory. I wish people would stop using it- especially those living in the old British colonies!!! :D :p

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: El Reg eggs Benedict

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As I said before...

There HAS to always to be an egg on top! No matter what you fry up.

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Something Coming Through – aliens, LA noir, techno-thriller, dystopia ALL in the mix

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Mushroom

Damn it!

I'm not buying a blooming cookery book!

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El Reg chefs whip up Post-Pub Noshographic

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Whatever mess you fry up, always remember...

...It's better with an egg on top!

- ALWAYS.

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Vint Cerf: Everything we do will be ERASED! You can't even find last 2 times I said this

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Re: Not really much of a problem

The Bieber story will be told and re-told with more and more embellishment over the next thousand years, until all the rhetoric will be written down freshly from snippets of teenage writings and Lo, he'll appear to be a Jesus like figure - it's what happens, you know.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The Red Dwarf chilli chutney egg sarnie

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Re: Encona?

So what if it's mere ketchup.

If the recipe included ketchup, then you should try it. Or perhaps you should just replace all the condiments with raw Carolina Reaper Chillies instead, and stop being a pussy. :)

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The Interview? Kim Jong-Un, you really shouldn’t have bothered

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Re: have to agree

'Turned it off' - So you didn't see it at the cinema then?

And there's no point in watching something for 4 minutes, you can't gain anything from doing that.

It was meant to be tasteless. It was quite amusing when Jong-Un and Skylark's personalities hit it off, when all along it was Jong-Un pretending.

The insane gore seemed a little weird though.

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'Tech' City hasn't got proper broadband and it's like BT doesn't CARE

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"The water is just trickling out of the taps!!" - the man

.."What's wrong with you, you've still got a water supply, right?!" - the agent.

Supplied water - contract covered. Job done.

In all seriousness though, I wonder how much their productivity would increase if they had NO internet at all?... Not to mention you lot. :p

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Ireland: Hey, you. America. Hands off Microsoft's email cloud servers

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So if the Houses of Parliament are now using the latest MS Word for documents...

...and have switched to cloud storage...does this matter?

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Blade Runner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

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It's easy to forget that critics hated Blade Runner!

Most gave it about 2 out of 5 at the time!

Whenever I saw one of those film Critic Books you used to be able to get, I'd search through for Blade Runner and see how well it had done, and it was always panned - I never bought any of those film books of course as I presumed they would be wrong about other films as well, as they had no sense of spectacle, or atmosphere.

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Re: If they re-do the bit where Daryl Hannah

And it was actually a bloke that did the forward flipping in that scene! :p

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"It's too bad she won't live. But then again, who does?"

-Gaff.

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Bitcoin is GREAT and SAFE, says, er, the Bitcoin Foundation

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Bitcoin is not a currency.

Bitcoin is a commodity.

And a commodity with a sinking value.

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Nexus 9: Google and HTC deliver Android 5.0 'Lollipop' at iPad prices

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Re: For all the naysaying here

Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: For all the naysaying here

Cool. What are the front speakers like? They don't appear to be important to many reviewers, and they look like deal makers for me.

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At $100 cheaper, it's not "at iPad prices"

It's also not as fast as the iPad Air 2, despite the numbers on the specs.

The key difference is that the iPad Air 2 has 20nm chip architecture, where the Nexus 9 uses 28nm.

Having said that, it's not that far off in terms of speed, and single core tests reveal it to be faster than the new iPad. It just can't quite make it on all the other tests, which is a shame as I fell for the Tegra k1 Denver's hype as a new era device. Oh well.

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Pixel mania: Apple 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display

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Like I said, desktop resolution is not the same as in game resolution. Games go into full screen mode at any resolution they want. But 1920 is the usual resolution they aim for in development, currently.

This article doesn't say the game was running in 4 or 5k. So the quoted FPS here may not be accurately representing the machine's 5k screen.

That article suggests going down to 2k to prevent lagging in games, and reviewer states it's acceptable. A lot of code goes on in each pixel shader, so slow downs in massive resolutions makes perfect sense in terms of software and hardware.

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3D games don't tend to use native desktop resolution.

5k of pixels is a lot to push through the graphics shaders, and I would have liked to know how the game they tested ran at full resolution.

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Amazon hopes FIRE STICK will light up its video service

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I loaded the PS3 Amazon player the other day.

I wanted to see the new Constantine TV series. Unfortunately I have to be on Prime to see it.

I would have gladly payed a couple of quid, but I'm not paying £79 just to see if it's any good.

Hey AMAZON! You're actually stopping me from giving you money to watch something, please step back and see how stupid that strategy is.

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ARM heads: Our cores still have legs ... as shares tumble amid 'peak smartphone' fears

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Share holders In general have...

...a sack of baboons where their brains should be.

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Hey, iPhone 6 fanbois: Apple's bonk to 'Pay' app IS GO

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Re: Anybody here use Google Wallet before?

LOL at thumbing down a jibe about thumbing down!

Keep going then, you're just so hilarious.

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Re: Anybody here use Google Wallet before?

Thanks for replying to my question.

Only on The Reg can I get a thumb down for asking a question!

*rolls eyes*

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Anybody here use Google Wallet before?

GW came out in May 2011, and I wonder how popular it is there.

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Aboard the GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP, there's a Mobe and a Slab and a TELLYBOX

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It's the 64 bit Tegra K1 that makes me want one.

From watching the NVidia events in on the K1 it appears to wipe the rest of the chips aside.

This Nexus 9 might be the one to get me out of the iPad cycle (I only have an iPad 2, but you know what I mean). I get the feeling that this new K1 will crush the new iPad.

And yes I know it's not all about the power for most people, it is for me.

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WIN a CHANCE to RECORD your WORLD in 3D

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Google cardboard?

Surely it's the same thing, without having to swing the front around so the phone slot is facing downwards.

£7.99 from Amazon.co.uk :-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ariic%C2%AENEW-Cardboard-Valencia-Quality-Virtual/dp/B00NBM1QZM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413029959&sr=8-1&keywords=google+cardboard

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Shift up, gran! Microsoft turns living room into AR game 'space'

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I found it embarrassingly bad.

I cringed when they were playing it.

I'm not sure why, but I think it's horrible.

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Apple's iPhone 6 can REVERSE BALDNESS (and cause it, too)

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You're cutting your hair wrong!

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Business is back, baby! Hasta la VISTA, Win 8... Oh, yeah, Windows 9

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Re: I'm skipping Windows 9....

Yeah, it must be a jinx removal naming system. "Every even numbered MS OS is cr.. oh".

Well I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

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LOL at Windows 10!!!

Are they trying to take the jinx out of the even numbered OSs!

:D

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Windows

Windows Schitzo?

Probably.

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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

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But the iPhone 4 was designed to flex.

The iPhone 4 was stainless steal with Aluminosilicate glass on the front and back:-

It stands great pressure and always goes back to original shape. And yeah it suffers from shattering:

http://www.tested.com/tech/smartphones/429-whats-so-special-about-iphone-4s-aluminosilicate-glass/

iPhone 6+ has an aluminium shell for lightness, which apparently lives up to that other characteristic of aluminum, it bends and stays bent.

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MOST iPhone strokers SPURN iOS 8: iOS 7 'un-updatening' in 5...4...

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Original iPad 2 updated fine.

I haven't noticed any problems although it did turn on Bluetooth all by itself, which may account for some people's battery drainage.

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