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Britain's HUMAN DNA-strewing Moon mission rakes in £200k

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Human DNA = hazardous material

Putting our DNA on the moon is retarded:

If good aliens find it, they will have trouble to no end, given we are the most aggressive and unpleasant species this planet had the misfortune to be infested with. At least they should also put a warning beacon, telling any passers by to stay away from the moon in the name of their own safety.

If bad aliens find it, our DNA will enable them to design very specific weapons to eradicate us while preserving the planet for themselves.

So either way, its the idea of a nutter.

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This is why we CAN have nice things: Samsung Galaxy Alpha

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don't know how the review arrives at Apple's and HTC's design being better than this :p

both their mobes have metal framed in plastic, which looks cheap, gimmicky and in the iPhone 6's case downright stupid. Like it was made for the trailer park crowd.

This Samsung's metal bezel excels with simplicity, functionality and a beautifully machined camfer.

Its shape strengthens the corners and prevents the phone from slipping out of your hand. The corners also give your hand an immediate indication where you're holding the phone, so you know if the button is gonna be a little higher or a little lower, depending on how you grabbed it.

People lacking the slightest design background mistaking industrial design for poor personal taste and then writing about it. :p

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Oracle will 'kill MySQL' and steal its users? Ha ha, haha, ha. Seriously, we won't – Oracle exec

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Re: It's still Oracle

What worries people more than any specific theory is the corporate credo:

"Its not enough that we win, we want the other guy to loose"

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How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

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I don't need special cables to hear the MP3 warble in pretty much everything.

To hear that nasty MP3 warble, I need not use special cables, no super high end DAC, just a quality pair of 12 year old KRK V8 speakers or a decent midrange pair of earphones.

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US Attorney Gen latest to roast Apple, Google mobe encryption

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Re: Much ado about nothing

The "cluelessness of the government" isn't cluelessness. They are just following their instructions.

German Politician Seehofer put it plainly on TV: "Those who are elected have no decisions to make, and those who make the decisions haven't been elected."

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CURSE YOU, 'streaming' music services! I want a bloody CD

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streaming music sounds like crap

Unless you have really crappy ears, you can hear all the compression artifacts, not to mention the hick-ups from imperfect connections. And where's your music if you can't get a connection, or you failed to pay some bill?

A FLAC file recorded from Vinyl or CD is really the only way to go in an age of cheap storage and easy availability of reasonably priced high quality pro-audio gear. And if you really love your music, you need an EMP proof cabinet for your music storage and playback gear.

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Google grand fromage Eric Schmidt: Backing climate denier lobby a 'mistake'

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Blaming Climate change on CO2 is just to justify chemtrails and charge for breathing in the future

Suppose Eric Schmidt came into contact with the real powers and was given a choice.

Human emission of CO2 amounts to what, 2 or 3% of total CO2, which is needed for life to exist.

I think its an excuse for chem-trails for the U.S. military's project to weaponize the atmosphere.

And it'll help corporations start to eventually charge us for the air we breathe.

They already brazenly call water a "product"

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Copyright thieves' cyberlockers slurp MILLIONS from honest creators, study finds

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Hah, what I want to know is who paid the millions for this and other studies of this ilk?

Studies in general have been found to surprisingly come out with findings that please those who ordered and paid for them.

To me, this story is just another Big Media plant to convince people of how bad it is to have an internet that is not totally controlled by corporations and spies.

boohoo!

I had an idea once, so me and my clan should be able to live for generations on the never ending proceeds MY intellectual property is a suspect idea to begin with, but worse, the I.P. rights almost always end up with large conglomerates that are generally in the business of making humanity miserable with their sorry single minded goal of maximising monetary profit.

Subservience to money is a degradation of consciousness.

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iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? No. It is the Most Exquisite THING. EVER

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Re: Trully the jesus Phone

Can only hope its not the second coming, or people won't have much time to enjoy their new electronic dog leash...

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Re: is it double irony

Hardly irony.

Thick skin? That only gets acquired by emotional injury. Injury to what?? False identification which certain products and ideas that got derided by some hacks in the interwebs?

Its a load of emotional baggage over things human beings should be completely and utterly aloof from.

Only a fan boy for some corporation or other can waste his time and brain cycles in so miserable a way. Well done corporate brainwashing... Maybe it was Apple's Orwell commercial that got him.

Or maybe the oh-so-shiny surfaces of various objects of tech-distorted desires. This kind of loving attention should be reserved for sentient beings, not dead objects.

Whatever...

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Why Oracle CEO Larry Ellison had to go ... Except he hasn't

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Re: Imperator...

I don't speculate on Putin's personal desires, but...

Putin knows there's nobody else with even a faint chance to steer Russia through Nato's and the EU's continual encroachment on Russia's turf. Of course our western propaganda tells us, that we're in the right and he's in the wrong, but as usual, what we're doing is in no way the claimed bringing of democracy, (which took the place of 'bringing Christendom') as the excuse de jour for a blatant land grab.

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Massachusetts shoots down car dealers' Tesla-busting sueball

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Re: America - Home of Free Enterprise?

"The days of Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, J. P. Morgan and pals weren't so great for their competitors."

What are you talking about 'the days of'...? A few of them are not only not gone, but they rule the club of the 0.01% and they hold nothing but contempt for the rest of us.

Old drug and slave trade money put into banks and multinational corporations still run with the same dinosaur mentality.

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Subservience to money is a degradation of human consciousness.

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Snowden, Dotcom, throw bombs into NZ election campaign

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Re: False claims: NZ is on the outer with its former Allies.

"Key is left of centre when compared to most other countries... etc"

Hope you realize that all this left, right, center jousting is just part of a puppet theater to keep you sitting on your sofa in a daze.

If you throw out your TV and spend all your time gardening instead, you'll have no less impact on the world, probably more, as at least the bees and the birds will be pleased.

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New Snowden leak: US and Brit spooks 'tap into German telco networks to map end devices'

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Re: I didn't believe the SCALE

The Bank ruled UK and the Corporate States of America have long since outdone the 3rd Reich in both propaganda and surveillance.

Nothing happens in U.S. Government that isn't at the behest of the ruling club of corporations and banks, owning FED, CFR and a general revolving door into any U.S. agency.

Don't blame the Americans per se, except for being fast asleep in front of their puppet theater on TV, while digesting their toxic food and hence blind to what the club of fat cats is up to.

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Video: Dyson unveils ROBOTIC TANK that hoovers while you're out

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Re: 420 patent applications

I can see how 90% of the money didn't go into the vacuum cleaner but was spent on patent fees and lawyers. I wonder how many engineers quit through this project...

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Unless, of course ...if it can vacuum up plant matter, combust it, convert it to a gas and spread it all around the room. In that case, they probably all stayed on...

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16 Years of intensive R&D for more than just another vacuum cleaner

"The Dyson 360 Eye has come about after 16 years of “intensive R&D”, according to the British firm, and the company reckons it will blow other robotic slave hoovers out of the water."

For sure, cause a lot of the R&D went into taking continuous 360 video of your house with its EYE, record any conversations and send them back to MI6 and NSA with a scrambled, undetectable, frequency hopping sender that looks like a vacuum cleaner brush.

It can also emit poison gas if intelligence suspects that you've been bad.

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Nokia: Read these Maps, Samsung – we're HERE for the Gear

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Coffee/keyboard

"Best reason by far to buy one of those watches."

True, but still insufficient...

Another battery to keep charged.

As trackable for anyone with an interest as an offender bracelet.

And where am I supposed to wear the mechanical time piece I favor?

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Google's ANDROID CRUSHING smartphone rivals underfoot

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The ultimate monopoly? Total information control?

As a current Android user, I look at this chart with concern.

Google needs better competitors. Without competitors they will become even more oppressive than they've already gotten in the last few years.

Examples:

Mandating removal of MicroSD Card slots from Nexus devices

Blocking various apps from Google Play, just because they didn't like them (the kind of stuff why I left Apple)

More and more locked down boot loaders

Google never bothering to fix a lot of audio issues...

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Google to feed machines with evidence of human physical weaknesses – and that's a good thing

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Re: Health Is a Journey, Not a State

You're going to trust in tech for your health, rather than just taking care of and feeding your body properly.

You have become confused by food processing corporations making you sick and then pharma corporations telling you someone other than you must take care of your health...

Confused and sold out.

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Re: Surely ist should be Project E

yep, surely the holy grail of the eugenics people.

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EMC boss Tucci’s last battle: Stopping a forced VMware selloff

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Tucci could sell EMC and keep VMware :D

See how those Elliot investment-foam-whippers like that one...

Capitalism is a satanist religion, money is the Devil's blood and investment funds are His right-hand demons.

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Wham, bam, thank you NAND: SanDisk SSD sales soar

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Sandisk's QC and service in the consumer space is terrible.

While I'm sure Sandisk takes good care of QC for its enterprise products, in the consumer space, they are horrible. Not only will they ship out SD cards that couldn't possibly have seen testing of any kind, their "customer support" doesn't deserve the name.

I won't deal with a company that treats any of their customers shoddy, because its only a matter of time before you end up on their "not important enough to our bottom line to deal with" list.

Business ethics shouldn't be optional, depending on future profit expectation.

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Get ready for LAYOFFS: Nadella's coma-inducing memo, with subtitles

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Re: building "productivity" software for all

Before Nadella claims Software for all as a new focus, they should update the non-windows versions of Skype to within 2 or 3 releases of the current crap they're foisting on us.

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New research: Flash is DEAD. Yet resistance isn't futile - it's key

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Re: Nobody wants storage

I guess you like to have other people take care of your stuff and hope that they don't loose it, delete it, copy it or pass it on to the NSA and who knows who else around the globe...

Maybe you should move into a hospital and let other people feed you, clothe you and take care of your body functions.

Remember, the servant always becomes the master, sooner or later. Storing your own data for yourself on your own media and keeping it backed up in a safe place of your own choice would be a good start for you, not to slide down that spiral ending in incontinence and continual painkiller consumption.

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Gigabyte Brix Pro: You don't need no steenkin' Xbox... when you have 4K-ing amazing graphics

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re: PC gaming - gaming for people who like fixing broken crap.

Sorry for your poor luck with choosing equipment.

Other than broken down drives, which are also present in consoles, I seem to have no issue between the times when I decide things have advanced enough since my last build, to build a new system.

And building them is kinda more fun than most games ^^

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If this "Steam console" can't run GTA V, I don't see any point in this.

If you want a small gaming computer, build one inside of Silverstone's SG 08. Its a squeeze, but its as small as you can make it and still keep 2 key gaming system elements: really good low noise cooling and a high end dedicated GPU. I generally prefer aluminum cases from Lian Li, but Silverstone has them beat in regards to gamer layout and size.

Ironically, Gigabyte's own GPU cards with 3 large, slow-running integrated fans were the best I found for this purpose.

I just need a good Xbox and PS4 emulation software for windoze now :P

because no matter what games I'm missing, I'll never buy a stinking console.

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Sony Xperia Z2: 4K vid, great audio, waterproof ... Oh, and you can make a phone call

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Re: Z2 Compact

I never picked up the Z1, cause it had larger bezels than the Z and so was much bigger than the Z without increasing screen size.

Gonna have a look at the Z2, to see if the ratio from display to overall size can match the Z.

In that case, I'll probably pick one up in the next couple of days.

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Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES

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Crapple

Apple designing the nanny phone.

You should have expected that garbage from the walled garden people.

Boycott Crapple, Microcruft and Scroogle's SD-card-slot-lacking Nexus devices.

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Little pink handjob: Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact

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Re: plastic back

When I saw this had a plastic back instead of glass, I lost interest.

I guess that's where Sony makes their money?

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Re: It's a Sony

Don't think you can buy any phone without at least an NSA rootkit on it.

After that one, what's the difference if it has additional ones?

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Steve Ballmer: Thanks to me, Microsoft screwed up a decade in phones

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Re: "to pretend that Microsoft weren't the driving force behind a massive"

"to pretend that Microsoft weren't the driving force behind a massive and beneficial societal change is a little blinkered."

If Microsoft hadn't been there, some other corporate arse would have been riding that wave instead.

It was simply the time for that change

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Re: sounds like

Sounds more like Ballmer has no clue what he flubbed:

1) Not updating or even fixing widely reported problems on Windows CE for a decade, while they had north of 36% market share on a variety of portable devices, including some fairly nice HTC phones.

2) Allowing continuation of a moronic middle management structure, permitting mid managers to sideline each other's projects for office politics - like Microsoft's Messenger tablet, which pre dated Apple's iPhone by years.

3) Allowing Sinowski to manhandle Windows development, turning Windows 8 into a wanna-be dictator on your computer, rather than the obsequious butler an OS should be. More specifically, making the new touch interface the default only on touch devices, and leaving regular computer users to discover new features at their own leisure, rather than being forced by removal of everything they knew how to get their work done. Could have avoided the whole backlash.

4) following only Microsoft's new corporate tollbooths-everywhere strategy paired with complete disregard what would actually be useful to customers. Completely forgotten that Gates killed Lotus and Word Perfect with a razor sharp focus on what would make Word and Excel most useful to those users.

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Nokia Lumia update spreads Black death

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anyone who buys a windphone has only themselves to blame for getting abused and lead around by a noose with a lot less padding than Apple's...

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MANIC MINERS: Ten Bitcoin generating machines

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Re: I'm not some kind of hippy or anything, and it's an interesting experiment....

Not to mention, all these mining gear shops are selling you their previous generation hardware, while saying they're working as fast as they can on the current generation to be able to sell that to you. But in truth, they're using the current generation hardware for their own mining, until they complete building the next newer generation of hardware for themselves upon which they'll happily sell you the generation they've already stopped using.

Given the logarithmic curve of increasing difficulty in mining additional Bitcoins, that makes perfect sense for them, and the hardware sales are just icing on the real cake.

Waiting for the next market-manipulation-induced dip by the international banking cartel might net you more coins than the always-obsolete(TM) mining hardware you can buy.

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Ubuntu desktop is so 2013... All hail 2014 Ubuntu mobile

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what a superficial, dumb and negative article

"Linux is nothing but windows or mac with a different paint job"

how much more retarded can clueless nonsense get...?

Linux is a fundamentally different operating system with its desktop purposely made to look similar to windows and mac to make it less alien to potential new users.

So, what are differences that would actually matter to OS users?

- A file system that autonomously checks the health of your data (rather than windows never knowing if anything is wrong, till you actually try to read the file.)

- no corporate shackles or taxes, no hidden backdoors for NSA or corporate buddies.

- extensible

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Proposed California law demands anti-theft 'kill switch' in all smartphones

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Re: If this is going to be regulated...

Of course, you are 100% correct.

But, the kill switch isn't really meant against theft, that is just a pretense. The hijacked U.S. government simply wants to be able to shut down your phone whenever it suits them.

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BIG, CURVY Apple models: Just right for SLAP AND TICKLE

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Re: now the phone will actually be able to tell you that you're holding it wrong

These are the kinds of advances Crapple and Microcruft are aiming for these days: self serving.

And Greedle is following right along, with their forced exclusion of Micro SD card slots from Nexus devices in order to force you into their cloud.

More people should vote with their dollars for Ubuntu phones, to show these corporate slime bags they can't get away with everything.

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Re: Am I misunderstanding?

A concave display (old Samsung Nexus) has the following advantages:

1) decreased reflections.

2) decreased chance to get scratched over most of its surface.

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For A convex display (new iPhone), I can only think of disadvantages at the moment:

1) a large increase in reflections, like a fish eye, it'll pick up freakin everything

2) increased chance of collecting scratches over all of its surface. (hence Apple's new plant for synthetic sapphire glass)

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If someone can think of ANY advantage for a convex display, please do tell!

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HTC chief exec to focus on designing new mobes, sticks Wang in sales etc

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The amount of beating HTC gets from the media is bordering on suspicious..

I think they pissed off the wrong American Oligarch at some point and now the press has it in for them.

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ITU to Europe: One charger for all mobes good. One to rule them ALL? Better

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Re: Good news....

"mired in complaints from manufacturers who are more than capable of filibustering any amendments to existing laws out of, er, existence."

Now why is it, that lowly gizmo manufacturers would be able to flaunt or derail the rule of law? Is that fascism I smell seeping over from the Oligarchy of the United - err Corporate States of America?

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Microsoft's Azure will bring tiers to your eyes

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Microsoft shells out cash big time to get press...

...that much is known. The new way to deliver Spam without using a traditional botnet.

Sad that The Reg keeps sending out extraordinary amounts of Shilling articles in their news letters. I would have unsubscribed by now if I didn't know that the rest of the media is just as bad or worse.

They all want to survive and keep their overhead covered. Ok, but its still really annoying! Please don't be a corporate press release relay station.

Some critical thinking in your articles is absolutely required.

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Microsoft: We're nearly OUT OF STOCK of Surface 2 and Pro 2

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Re: So...

You call the tablets with the worst iFixIt scores 'the best'...?

Perfect member of our cancerous 'growth forever' throw-away society?

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Windows Phone market share hits double digits in UK and France

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Re: 1020

"That fits in skinny jeans, yes"

pfft that's a laughable argument, I can fit a Galaxy Note in skinny jeans, even in the front pockets...

And no, I don't have some giant jeans size, I think 32 is pretty close to average or somewhat below.

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Re: Here we go again

"As a proxy for market share the mobile browser usage as tracked by Akamai has Windows Phone consistently at less than 1 %."

The actual share of Windphones could be somewhat higher, if you consider that only the very simple minded or senile would end up owning one, after getting bamboozled by some retarded advertising flash.

Many of them would likely be unaware of the internet, let alone be able to brave the complexity of browsing it.

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Re: Tribalism?

"So in your head downvoting anyone who likes a product simply because the company that made it were once dicks and you don't like them....isn't OTT?"

What do you mean "were once dicks"..?

They've been dicks consistently throughout their entire existence! They are now greater dicks than ever...

Products and product changes without regard for customer needs but just to satisfy their self-serving corporate strategy of copying Apple's walled garden with endless tollbooths in a drive to start clipping your wallet on a monthly basis.

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I don't know who all those senile or demented people are that don't even have family to warn them against Microsoft.

But the truth is, we need Microcruft in the mobile space just to keep Google honest. Too bad about the poor sods making the big sacrifice and end up with those crummy windphone mobes.

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Microsoft: Oh PLEASE, HTC. Who says Windows Phone can't go on an Android mobe? – report

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Dual boot is indeed a good option for a phone, just like it is for any computer.

Of course the interesting smartphone options would be Android / Ubuntu and not the crippled, locked down windows phone.

If you could alternatively boot Ubuntu, you'd have access to a real desktop OS, you can use either in a pinch or when you have your smart mobe hooked up to an external display.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 region-locking saga CLEAR AS MUD

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Re: Yeah...

I've been a loyal Samsung Customer, and I was planning to buy a Note III right after launch.

If this is really SIM locked by region, I will recommend against Samsung to every friend, family and collegues I know.

I might even produce a call for a general Samsung boycott on the internet!

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Great Fall of China: iPhone 5C sales lag as blinged-up 5S sells out

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Re: Told ya so...

The 5C looks more cheesy than any other phone in memeory. Even those plastic bar Windphones from Nokia looked better.

Not to mention that several Chines companies make rather elegant looking Smartphones with high quality materials.

Trying too hard to keep a distance between the 5S and the 5C, but not nearly enough of a distance in price, this shouldn't surprise anybody at Apple.

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One day we'll look back and say this was the end of the software platform

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Re: Orlowsky''s well known...

You are absolutely correct.

Elop's "mistakes" were just too impossibly unlikely for anyone with half a brain. It was too obviously on purpose to announce all existing products as dead, without having any new products to sell for two years.

I hope this conspiracy will be cleared up by the Finnish authorities and the parties involved will serve long jail sentences.

And this meandering article is so full of slant, at the same time panning Android as it is subtly shilling for Microsoft.

I've tried iOS, Windphone, BB and Android and Android is hands down the best, when it comes to flexibility and the user being able to exert his will over how he wants things to work on the phone.

At the same time, I'm far from being a Google fan, I find it atrocious that they tell every manufacturer who wants to make a Nexus device that they have to make it without Micro-SD card slot in order to force people into the cloud. As expected, the more successful corporations get, the more asinine they get.

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