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* Posts by deadmonkey

36 posts • joined 8 Feb 2011

Sonos and I: How home media playback just gets SO FRUSTRATING

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Re: First world problems

Most of his solution jars with anything I would want to do, but I'm pretty sure my TV has a latency tweak to cater for your issue.

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New Bitcoin exchange launches in the UK

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Re: British Silk Road

Did you read their whole post, which also included a similar point?

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

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Re: more or less the same size and resolution as any competing 7-8" tablet.

Either your calculator isn't working, or your definition of "a few pixels" is generous to say the least.

Or you're just a bit silly?

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Facebook RIPS away your veil of privacy, declares NO MORE HIDING

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I believe some folks here have an inflated sense of the value of their lucky charms, hence the dramatic pronouncements about your withdrawal. It's just a place to share nonsense with friends.

I don't know what's in your photos or links, other than the obvious kittens, but there's nothing in mine of any commercial value, nor anything which would enable someone to compromise me.

BTW. If you post anonymously here, then by my mark unless your contribution warrants the anonymity (ie. it's about your firm or whatever) then I'm not interested in your opinion, get your tfh on and go away :P

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deadmonkey

By heck you're a miserable bunch of b*st*rds.

I wouldn't want you in my friend list anyway.

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Virgin Media signs 3-year telly deal with BT Sport

deadmonkey

Aren't you saying you haven't used it since December, but that people should form an opinion based on your hunch of what it's probably like 8 months later?

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Facebook keeps company with misery say boffins

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Re: Tiny sample size is statistically insignificant.

Not only that, they were sampled for two whole weeks! It's nearly as high quality as those surveys quoted by the shampoo ads.

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Vodafone flashes bulging package at Brits: New 4G service to rival EE, O2

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Re: WTF has sport got to do with bandwidth?

When you say laughable, you understand this just means all the other customers are subsidising your high usage?

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Happy 20th birthday, Windows NT 3.1: Microsoft's server outrider

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Re: Stability

Carefully managed by whom?

Someone who couldn't fix their way out of a paper bag it seems.

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MIT clears itself of responsibility for Aaron Swartz's prosecution

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Re: Not neutral.

"I hate to point out the obvious, but calling the police to apprehend and charge someone with a "crime" is far from "neutral""

"MIT did not ask for charges to be brought"

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BT's not at home to Mr Profit, but its lordly boss probably isn't too fussed

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Re: BT....

"...the Talk-Talk of telecoms"

Err...say what?

There's only room for one talk talk in telecoms pal. And I paid handsomely to leave them and go back to bt.

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Anti-PRISM Trojan explodes over Jay-Z fans

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Oh, I hadn't even noticed that your anti virus expert had become independent now.

I wonder if that's a reflection of his ambition or that of Sophos?

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No Dell, no EMC? Well, HP's storage champ then

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Re: Poorly Attended ?

Erm, so you didn't read the post you replied to which already said that?

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Apple and world HACKED by Facebook plunderers

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Re: The Reality...

Hmmm mainframes are probably more secure because you don't use them to browse sites on the internet.

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deadmonkey

Re: "This is the first really big attack on Macs,"

XP is still on extended support - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/lifecycle

Indeed it would seem to be pretty widely used still - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems

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I watched Excel meet 1-2-3, and beat it fair and square

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The director of the accounts department preferred 123 for Windows as he already knew all the keyboard shortcuts/macros, but the office suite was significantly cheaper to roll out across the company - pretty much the price of either a 123 or word perfect licence, so that was what swung it in our firm rather than all this airy fairy functionality and ease of use stuff which we'd like to think is so important.

15+ years later I still would rather use Threads than Outlook though, it was so much easier to follow a group discussion.

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Review: Intel 335 240GB SSD

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Re: These may be...

How is the drive to determine which files comprise an app and which are data? Surely you'd just be better off with two drives and you choose the appropriate partition for each when you install your o/s?

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Review: Mio Cyclo 300 cycling satnav

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Re: Or you could just use your mobey?

Don't know what kind of mount you're talking about, but these things encompass the top and bottom. I can only assume you're talking about off road, as I did 3000 kms on the road with no such problems, example of what I had then - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0045D4090

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deadmonkey

Or you could just use your mobey?

For road travel if you have an android you can get a handlebar mount for under a tenner and then a copy of copilot, that found routes for me I didn't know, even lanes within a mile of my front door.

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Microsoft licence cops kick in TWICE as many customers' doors as rivals

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Re: and in reality......

Erm, why does know it all AC only refer to VLA, surely these audits apply to SPLA too hence part of your assertion is pure bunkum?

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OS/2 a quarter century on: Why IBM lost out and how Microsoft won

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Re: Ahhh, the memorex

Yes, the article neglected 3.11 as being the first version of Windows with tcp/ip, so I'm glad you chipped in.

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Humax HDR-1000S Freesat+ recorder with FreeTime

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There's a plastic film over the sensor behind the drop down front flap, usually owners (like me too) read it somewhere having owned it for a year or two. Once removed the range and angle of the remote is noticeably improved.

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Bing is the most heavily poisoned search engine, study says

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Re: Bing?

Like you I use it multiple times each day. I didn't like being reliant on google for everything and found the number of repeated links for seemingly the same content tiresome to trawl through, just page after page of results only a fraction of which contained what I want.

I found that when I went to bing I got a fraction of the matches, but that it invariably included the information I was looking for, which seems a bit at odds with the findings of Sophos, but then to be brutally honest, in my eyes their credibility is ground level in terms of identifying a threat these days ;)

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Orange San Diego Intel-based Android phone

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Re: Not 100% of apps running?

Err, you don't seem to understand what free means and that you're just paying for it by monthly installments.

21 x 24 is 500 quid for the number of minutes and texts you could get for what a fiver per month?

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Ultrabook demand soars Stateside

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Re: The PC market will disappear in a few years

Why should we fear what you say, rather than just thinking it's nonsense :)

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WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo

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Re: Dimensions

Not sure whether you're too lazy or too stupid to click the link in the article, but here you go:-

http://www.wdc.com/global/products/specs/?driveID=991&language=1

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Zuckerberg blew $1bn on Instagram 'without telling Facebook board'

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Stop

Hmmm 25 comments and nobody has questioned the use of £'s in one of the paragraphs.

I can't believe I'm more pedantic than you shower of bastards, surely?

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Sony HMZ-T1 3D head mounted display

deadmonkey

Isn't it potentially going to bugger up your eyesight a little?

People bang on about us looking at monitors for hours at a time, isn't that effect magnified by looking at a fixed focal point just a few inches away?

I'm genuinely interested to know.

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Sony BDP-SX1 portable Blu-ray player

deadmonkey

Your comments are a little misleading if someone was looking for a player which could hook up to other output devices.

"Likewise, if you hook it up to an AV receiver, Dolby and DTS-HD soundtracks sound superb."

Some folks on here should lift up their eyes from their monitors and see that others sometimes have different requirements to themselves :P

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Sky in surprise duct-and-pole-sharing trial with BT

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Virgin paid for their own network?

Erm, surely NTL and Telewest paid for the network, and lost billions in the process, which Virgin then picked up for less than the original cost?

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UK iPad 2 to cost under £400

deadmonkey

Must stop reading these comment threads

You get a slight sense of deja vu as the tennis ball bounces backwards and forwards.

Let's hope some of this turmoil across the world wipes us all out, to stop you all banging on like a bunch of old women :)

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Moving to Windows 7: Is it worth it?

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I am stupid, but am I missing something?

Can't see how much disk space you have - don't you just click on the computer and it tells you for all the drives?

Can't find files - don't you just type the name in that box in the top corner?

You bought the 32 bit version and it still used the maximum amount of ram available to the 32 bit o/s, do what?

Things appeared fuzzy - did you try setting it to the native resolution perhaps?

Have some people had a couple of shandys today?

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Google ads banned from Facebook apps

deadmonkey

Erm...

None of the non-techy facebook users I know are users of the alternatives Franklin suggests and nor were m/any of them users of myspace that JP mentioned.

I think you both underestimate its reach and the percentage of folks who are on it, I know there's only a minority of my friends or family who aren't on it and that's pretty unprecedented.

Personally I couldn't care whose ads I have to ignore, as long as they're not so intrusive that I can ignore them :)

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Inventor of the Workmate dies

deadmonkey

Didn't know you before Ron and very sorry to hear that you've passed.

Very sad indeed. I loved my little Matchbox Europa as a child.

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DEC founder Ken Olsen is dead

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@boltar

"Win2000 onwards were ok , but NT 3.11 and 3.5* were lame dogs and should never have been released. "

A pedant writes - you seem to be mixing up your history of NT and WFW. And to be honest I'm disappointed in the other readers that I had to emerge from lurking just to point this out. Clearly they are very grief stricken.

NT 3.1, 3.5, 3.51, 4. We got all of them to work pretty much ok.

I think the last one we even tested on a Multia, which was intended to be Digital's Alpha workstation to replace all the PC desktops, but with deployment tools and the like. I think application compatibility and the cost of the machines gave them a big hurdle to overcome.

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