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Dell charges £5 to switch on power-saving for new PCs (it takes 5 clicks)

MrWibble

Re: So...

"Do you need my pin number?"

Just the PIN will do...

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OnePlus One equals 'killer' new mobe running CyanogenMod

MrWibble

Re: Can you ...

Since that's illegal in most places, I assume it can't be done via standard settings!

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Apple inaugurates free OS X beta program for world+dog

MrWibble
WTF?

Re: Advanced IntelAIgent Team Terrain Systems for Earthed Operation in that Cyber Space Place

What?

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Great changes, but sssh don't mention the...

MrWibble

Re: Three questions

a: yes

b: yes

c: Nope.

what do I win?

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123-reg shrugs off customer complaints over stealth domain transfer charges

MrWibble

Re: So...

I did the same with a different company after a particularly sour experience. Yes the amount of money was the same, but at least the shit company weren't getting any of it. Made me feel a little better!

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'iPhone 6' with '4.7-inch' display 'coming soon', but '5.5-incher' 'delayed'

MrWibble

Re: I don't want a larger phone

Problem with the "Mini" phones is that the specs are "mini" too. Only Sony seem to recognise that people may want a top end phone, in a smaller size.

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FORCE gov.uk suppliers to stick to 'open data principles' – MPs

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reading comprehension?

Seem that most Commentards are not reading this properly. it's "open data", not "open data formats" that's being discussed here.

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Play.com tech titan snaps up 'VoIP-tastic WhatsApp' firm Viber

MrWibble

Oh dear, that'll be the end of Viber then. Play.com turned to shit after they took over.

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Virgin Media sales flat: Firm bags fewer winter sign-ups than last year

MrWibble

Re: Virgin Media watched subscriptions to its broadband service plummet?

So how many left the service during the period?

From the numbers given in the report, it seems that the rate of increase has "plummeted" - not exactly the same as losing subscribers though.

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Google pulls Chrome extensions after new owners subvert web tools

MrWibble

Re: Is Chrome somehow special?

Chrome automatically, and silently updates extension. Firefox at least tells you it's been updated. No idea about Opera.

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Apple loses sauce, BlackBerry squashed and Microsoft, er, WinsPhones (Nokia's)

MrWibble

Re: Curiosity kills the KitKat.

I'd suggest a nexus 5, with one of the many custom ROMs loaded onto it, without gapps.

No Google slurping, and still fully functional. apps can be got from f-droid (open source app store)

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Android antivirus apps CAN'T kill nasties on sight like normal AV - and that's Google's fault

MrWibble

"... but rooted devices usually have other kind of security issues, therefore we wouldn't recommend this step," he explained.

Go on then, enlighten me, what "other kind of security issues" are there (beside user stupidity)?

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PS-PHWOARRR: We review Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4

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"Then there’s the PS4’s much-hyped ability to let gamers play PS One, PS2 and PS3 games remotely with cloud-gaming service Gaikai.... All those grumbles about backward compatibility? Gone"

Ah, yes, I assume it'll be making me *rent* the same game that I've already purchased...

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Wintel must welcome Androitel and Chromtel into cosy menage – Intel

MrWibble

"He picked out Linux distribution Ubuntu for praise as well."

Except when it comes to Mir...

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Oh My GOD! Have the TORIES ERASED THE INTERNET?*

MrWibble

Re: *Headlines to which the answer is no.

Betteridge's law of headlines.

But... "Why do people put traffic cones on statues?", "No". Makes me smile.

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Google's Nexus 5: Best smartphone bang for your buck. There, we said it

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Meh

Re: Call Quality?

The 4 was on jellybean (4.2) from the start...

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Chrome for the slurp-weary: Cookie-binning Aviator browser arrives

MrWibble

Re: you say third party cookies are blocked

"If it is that security concious then it might delete the first party cookies on exit. I had firefox setup like that for a while, but with all the 'we use cookies' pop-up messages (I'm looking you too reg), it was an absolute PITA."

I still do that. And use ad-block to block the cookie pop-ups on sites I frequent.

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SUPERSIZE ME: Nokia unveils Surface rival and 2 plumped-up phablets

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"And the pricing is certainly aggressive: the $499 before tax and subsidies means it’s roughly where Atom-powered netbooks used to live."

Although that doesn't include the $150 for the keyboard, which was always included in the good old notebooks.

Sees like a lot of cash for a keyboard that clips on, given that a decent bluetooth one can be had for around $25.

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Windows 8.1: A bit square, sure, but WAIT! It has a Start button

MrWibble

Re: Four words.

I count 5, going by how you've (incorrectly) written it...

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Got a mobile phone? Then you've got a Trojan problem too

MrWibble

Re: 53 per cent were Android and 47 per cent iOS

I would put a hefty bet that virtually all the 53% android installed apps from unofficial / crap sources.

Doesn't make any difference to the stats though.

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Reg reader's nipper takes felt pens to Vulture 2

MrWibble

Re: I genuinely think that this is the best one so far.

Great idea - gets my vote.

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All cool kids' phones run ALTERNATIVE alternative custom Android ROM

MrWibble

Re: What's the point?

"Rooting your phone is essentially installing a custom ROM, just with less drastic tweaks."

Nope. Rooting is simply having administrator access. From this, you can edit system files, or delete pre-installed applications (such as carrier installed crap).

Custom ROM is a new/different Operating System. Along the lines of wiping Windows and installing Linux on a home PC.

You can do one without the other, if you so wish.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Once, twice, three times - a Very Large Phone™

MrWibble

Speedy!

Just don't try to use the gallery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDvk_Y414a8

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

MrWibble

Re: Could also cause non-hiring of those who hibernate their fb accounts

"Personal policy: 140 is the MAX, and from now on, if I have not met you, you do not get added, period."

Why would have "friends" if you've never met them?

My policy is the pint policy. Have I gone for a pint with you in the past 12 months? If not, you're not a real "friend" and you get binned off.

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Feds smash internet drug bazaar Silk Road, say they'll KEELHAUL 'Dread Pirate Roberts'

MrWibble

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Ubuntu 13.10: Meet the Linux distro with a bizarre Britney Spears fixation

MrWibble

Re: Do you actually SEARCH your files and programs?

I have everything filed away in folders according to project, etc, as I'm quite anal about things like that.

However, it's much quicker and easier to press the super key, and type "func temp" then enter to get the "Functional Specifications Template" open, than click on files, then documents, then templates folder, then scroll through the 50 or so documents in that folder to find the right one.

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Fancy a new iPhone 5C or 5S? READ THIS or you may not get 4G data

MrWibble
Happy

En Garde

"Where a GSM phone might be duel-band"

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Windows 8.1 to freeze out small business apps

MrWibble
Coffee/keyboard

"The author is attending TechEd Australia as a guest of Microsoft, which has shelled out for travel, accommodation, nourishment and Nokia."

:)

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Samsung stakes claim to smartwatch market with Galaxy Gear

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"Just one question, will the watch work with phones that are cheaper than it is?"

No - only Samsung stuff. And only Samsung stuff that's on Android 4.3.

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Barnes & Noble bungs Raspberry Pi-priced Nook on shelves

MrWibble

Re: In or out of stock?

I had the card authorisation problem. Failed to get hold of them via email, chat, etc.. So I submitted another order, and this one has authorised, and is now "scheduled to ship" - within 10 mins of order.

Hopefully I won't get two!

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Gov.uk named THE BEST THING Britain has made all year

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Nice clean design.

Shame half of it doesn't seem to work, or sends you back to the old direct.gov.uk site...

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Mark Shuttleworth: Canonical leads Ubuntu, not 'your whims'

MrWibble
Facepalm

Re: I come to bury Ubuntu, not to praise it.

Distrowatch rankings mean the square root of cock all in the real world though.

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McAfee dumps signatures and proclaims an (almost) end to botnets

MrWibble
Facepalm

"Customers no longer have to worry about botnets; we will take care of that for them."

Taking bets on how long that will take to bite him in the ass. I reckon less than 6 months.

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Dish boss on ad-skipping service: 'I don’t want to kill ads'

MrWibble

People skipping the tradition ads (the ones in between programmes), will only lead to more "in programme promotion".. I'm thinking especially about the ruddy huge popups on screen (usually advertising the programme after the one you're watching).

Worse still, is the Indian way (I think). Watching cricket there, and the screen shrinks to a 1/4 size, and they thrust adverts into your face. Whilst the play is ongoing. And then break for "proper" ads at the end of the over too...

There must be a better way to fund commercial telly, but buggered if know what it is!

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Cable Cowboy lassoes Virgin Media with HUGE £15bn deal

MrWibble

I believe that Virgin is already an "American" Comany, since it's listed on NASDAQ.

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Ten… top tech cock-ups of 2012

MrWibble

My problem with apple maps is that where I live (Solihull) does not exist. Nothing to do with bigoted views / jealosy, just a crap app that doesn't work for me.

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Google to scan Chrome extensions, bans auto-install

MrWibble
Facepalm

"Chrome, when running on Windows, can is designed to allow unseen installs “to allow users to opt-in to adding a useful extension to Chrome as a part of the installation of another application.”

“Unfortunately,” Google now says in a blog post, “this feature has been widely abused by third parties to silently install extensions into Chrome without proper acknowledgement from users.”"

Wow, who'd have thought that would ever happen?

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Samsung mobes pwned by ANY APP, thanks to chip code hole

MrWibble

Chainfire patch

If you look around XDA some more, Chianfire has release an apk, which applies root, then closes this hole

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2050297

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Google puts Nexus 4 back on sale, sells out pronto

MrWibble

Simply that when you get it out of the box, it connects to google for you - saves you typing in your details / time on set up.

Plus, if you've already got an android, it'll automatically download your apps for you.

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MrWibble

Ordered at 1705 (in a bit of a rush, as I was on a train with free wifi, and had to get off at 1708!). Order processed and sorted within 2 minutes, and expected delivery within 3-5 days... We'll see how true that is!

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BOFH: Cannot terminate PFY instance... ACCESS DENIED

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""They signed it! Although I do admit after you've read a contract that's been revised 47 times there's a fair chance you get clause-blind after a while and rely on the other party using tracked changes. When you really shouldn't.""

My boss has a habit of only looking at tracked changes....

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Kobo Mini 5in compact e-reader review

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It's currently £50 until the end of the month:

http://www.whsmith.co.uk/eReaders/KoboMinieReader.aspx

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GPU-powered Chrome lets you watch YouTube longer

MrWibble
Trollface

Re: Power consumption

Only one thing more rabid than an Android fanboi is an Opera one.

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Ay caramba, Ubuntu 12.10: Get it right on Amazon!

MrWibble

Sticking on 12.04 for now.

Yes, the amazon crap can be removed (sudo apt-get remove unity-shopping-lens, or something like that - but it should be opt in, and in it's own scope, rather than the home page), but it's buggy as hell for me. Sound is screwed (on a system that's been fine with Ubuntu sound for the past 4 years), Unity is slow as hell, and well, there's nothing here that makes me want to upgrade.

Maybe I should look into Arch. But I do actually like unity as it is for now...

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Ubuntu 12.10: More to Um Bongo Linux than Amazon ads

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Unhappy

If the lens was just that, it would be fine (i.e. if I wanted to go shopping, I'd click on the shopping lens and search. Great.).

However, this puts it into the default home "dash". So everything you try to do on your local machine, will also have an advert for something possibly connected to your "search". So open dash, type in "sound" (to maybe open the sound controls?) and you'll get a load of amazon adverts for headphones, soundcards, and lots of other irrelevant (to the task I was trying to do) shite.

That's where the problem is to me.

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Freeview kit to require retune tomorrow

MrWibble

Still a mess. Why is shopping classed as "general entertainment"?

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Google asks YouTube commenters to stand up and be counted

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Youtube Comment Snob

Solves pretty much all comments - I barely see any!

http://www.chrisfinke.com/addons/youtube-comment-snob/

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Google Nexus 7 Android tablet

MrWibble
FAIL

"The Nexus 7 is going to be the only tablet running Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean, in the near future"

Apart from the Xoom, which is rolling out over the next week or so

http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/27/3120695/jelly-bean-ota-update-galaxy-nexus-xoom-nexus-s-july

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Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet, Android 4.1 and Nexus Q

MrWibble

Re: I have no Google+ account, and will never have a Google+ account.

As far as I know, you do have a Google+ account, you just don't use it. Having a Gmail / Play account has automatically created you a + profile. All part of Google's "streamlining" logins policy...

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Apple Passbook card-'n'-ticket app paves way for iOS e-wallet

MrWibble

Why does a ticket need to be animated? The paper ones aren't.

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