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* Posts by Silverburn

1601 posts • joined 24 May 2011

EA confirms Crysis 3 release

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WTF?

FFS

..three versions of Crysis, and Still no HL3, even with a 4 year head start.

C'mon Valve - WTF are you guys doing over there?

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Ten... Bedroom Gadget Treats

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Re: Article Disappoints

+1

What an anti-climax.

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Ten... Kitchen Gadget Treats

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Re: 145quid toaster

If its the same sunbeam I'm thinking of, it'll be really slow, noisy, unrefined and will eventually set itself on fire...on the had shoulder of the M1

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Teens break up with Facebook

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Corps

Yet another reason the yoof are leaving are the increasingly intrusive and entirely superficial nature of corporate on Facebook. Its the marketing department's latest wet dream.

Forget giving anything back. It's all about the sell, the deep sell, the cross sell.

Sometimes the yoof are cleverer than we give them credit for, if this is what they've spotted.

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Mushroom

Maybe there more to it than teenagers

I for one, have slowed down on Facebook (and especially twitter) because increasingly plonkers keep posting cryptic response-bait posts like:

"Down today."

What is? The FTSE? Pressure? Was this your duvet choice? Frankly, even though I can probably work it out, I simply refuse to respond to shite like this. Whatever is down can stay down as far as I care.

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Happy

Re: Not really thinking, are they?

Hmm...teenagers...thinking rationally...

Nope. That's a new one on me.

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Laptop computers are crap

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@ Mikeyboosh

Giveaway - solid metal case, plus rose-tinted view of perfect laptop.

It's a Macbook Pro.

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Valve seeks geek to design 'platform hardware'

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+1

Bin this bollox and get back to HL3/2.3 please!

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Apple to maintain tablet lead over Android

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Facepalm

Re: iPad is pants

..because...Facebook users don't have pants?

Did I read that right?

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Re: Who to believe?

Lemme guess...Apple also commisioned the IDC report too. The despicable cads.

Are there any market data reports which portray Apple in a favourable light that you *don't* think were commisioned by Apple?

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Re: Who to believe?

Hi Barry!

Gotta say - this is a pretty tame entry for you...you on Meds or something?

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Facebook logins easily slurped from iOS, Android kit

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Boffin

One thing I'm not entirely clear on from the article...maybe I misread it...

IOS sandboxes applications, yes/no? But Android relies on a permission model, not sandboxing? So which is better?

Genuine query btw.

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Android spanking iOS in world's BIGGEST mobile market

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Fundamental issues

I mean...no working 3G? C'mon...They should just re-tool the original iphone and sell it for half/third of the price of the 3G counterparts.

I'm surprised they even managed to sell as many as they have.

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Lenovo readies Yoga Ultrabook-cum-tablet for Blighty

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Re: why?

The cloud?

Fine in principle, now just to find a vendor who can support my 3.2tb data store and the ability to stream the 1080p's I have in there...

Ah. Maybe not then.

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Toshiba prices up 13in monster tablet

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Re: Huge, but underpowered

Tsk, tsk - you dared to compare it negatively to the iPad. In full view of the fandroids.

Valid points or not, it's downvote-ville for you...

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Google answers less than half of watchdog's privacy tweak questions

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"We find it disappointing that some regulators publicly express doubts of lawfulness without having accorded us any chance to engage on the issues of concern," he said.

"We find it disappointing that some regulators publicly express doubts of lawfulness without having accorded us any chance to blackmail them first with incriminating details from their browsing habits, contents of local wifi networks or cloud documents or GPS history" he said.

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Forensic snoops: It doesn't take a Genius to break into an iPhone

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Re: Faraday bag?

Memory serves that there was a theoretical exploit for the battery controller on some Apple gear - ah wait here it is:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/22/mac_battery_hack/

Now if you were really clever you'd hook up a similar battery-frying BIOS hack into Find my iphone app - a kind of permanent wipe to appear under "wipe device". Or link it into the passcode failure routine when FMI is unreachable.

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Anonymous plans DDoS attack on GCHQ in snoop law protest

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DoS != hacking

Worth bearing in mind from the article is that it's only DoS that's been demostrated so far, which is hardly hacking and is relatively easy to arrange.

I suspect DoS was rated as low risk by HO IT Sec , so there's been no mitigation in place until now. I suspect that'll change in future now.

Once they can deface the sites, then we'll see. They'd still have to hack into core (as per my comments above) for this to be credible.

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OK

I'd wager the websites/servers were "easy", what with being out on the periphery (probably not even there - probably 3rd party hosted), and deemed "expendable".

Lets see them get to the core network. That'll get them real kudos. And hunted to the ends of the Earth.

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Renault Twizy budget e-car

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Happy

Re: Marketing idea.

Probably quite easy in the target climate and cities; see comments on eco-chic above.

In the chilly UK however, that prize will need to include a f*ing medal.

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TITANIC 'UNLIKELY' TO SINK AGAIN, says prof - apparently

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Facepalm

"unlikely" to happen again

In accordance with Sod's law, a modern luxury cruise ship (which lets face it - have had good form recently) will prove that law is alive and well and these quacks utterly wrong.

Have these guy never heard the expression "tempting fate"?

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Iran preps Internet cutoff

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Happy

Kudos After Dinnerjacket...

...all you need now is the white cat and underground lair.

Oblig SC/007 quote: "He's quite mad you know"

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CSIRO patent-trolls ALL OF AMERICA!

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Happy

Jeez..

...talk about complicated!

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'Unibody' iPhone 5 said to debut in October

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Unibody?

How's that gonna work with the antennas? You'll have an ugly "transparent" plastic bit like on the iPad 3G?

Nah - I vote this rumor as (<--- see icon).

On the humorous side, it could add a whole new dimension to the "you're hold it wrong" cliche...

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Rabid skunks attack US

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Joke

Re: Whatever.

But even so, it's a reasonable precaution that all visiting Americans be held in quarantine for 6 months

So...the normal time it takes to get through heathrow passport control and customs then?

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California judge hauls in Samsung CEO, bigwigs for Apple to grill

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@ AC

...and we're not heading in that direction already?

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Actually not a bad idea!

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Facepalm

Next...Apple lawyers will challenge Sumsung lawyers to a game of "paper, rock, scissors" to decide who's spelling of 'Applet' is correct. Best of 500, or the first one to top 1m in lawyers fees wins.

Anyone else sick of this shit yet?

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Apple has 7.85in 'iPad Mini' in its labs

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Re: Does no one rememember the iPod?

Maybe that's what this'll be marketed as - a touch pro, rather than an iPad mini.

If its even made. It's all still just speculation guys, remember...

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Facepalm

Re: Fragmentation disaster

Ha, ha I get it.

Wait..you didn't mean it as a joke? Oh dear...

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PLASMA GERM BLASTER GUN invented for cleaning skin

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Pint

17 *layers* of bacteria?

Holy crap, but that would remove *all* of George Osborne's facial features!!!

He'd end up looking like Beaker from muppets. We'd have to test them to find out which is which (beaker would obviously be the one that passed a basic competency test)

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Feathered Tyrannosaurus uncovered in China

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Happy

Re: Now that's what I call ...

I'd be angry too...imagine being related to the awesome T-rex, only to find you're covered in cute feathers. Awww....

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Joke

Re: H'mmmmmmmmmmm

Lucky you - I showed this article to my mother-in-law, and she complained that she's not *really* that heavy/fat.

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Google shows off Project Glass augmented reality specs

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Re: Early adopters...

You can see them, but they can't see you...their glasses just blue screened or are full of google ads.

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Anonymous turns its fire on China

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Unhappy

Re: Carefull, be vary carefull

Indeed - I've also notice that the 'sense of mischief' seems to have vanished from their rhetoric, replaced with something more sinister and threatening.

This could have been a good prank - playing the chinese at their "supposed" own hacking game. No compromising data has been lifted either, going by the article, so will this encourage *any* change for the better?

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Browsium rescues HMRC from IE6 – and multimillion-pound bill

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Facepalm

Re: I DONT GET IT

WHATS WRONG WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 6 I STILL USE 4

For one, it doesn't require CAPS LOCK to be enabled...

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Re: Smart Fellows

+1 for the startups, and another for the outbreak of common sense/practicality at a government department.

Lets have more please.

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Netgear Powerline Nano 500 Ethernet-over-mains adaptor

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Heat

I've got some older 200mps netgear ones, and bugger me, do they run hot.

Here's hoping these are more energy efficient?

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Arizona bill makes it illegal to 'annoy or offend' online

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Joke

@ R 11

I was deeply offended by your unpatriotic comments. Since you dared to question the constitution, the only logical conclusion I can come to is that you are a terrorist.

See you in court!

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Toshiba AT200 Excite

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Re: Thinner...

Whereas all your posts are open to the same scrutiny, eh AC?

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Re: Thinner...

You're making the assumption he's a fanboi, because he did a downer on Android?

Maybe he's just an Anti-fandroid?

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ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. - Humans begin artificial CO2 emissions

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Pfft

This is all cobblers anyway - we all know man is a maximum of 6,000 years old, and all the imperical evidence is wrong.

If I ever have the misfortune to host a BBQ with a creationist in attendance, I'm going to make him sit on my fossilised tree stump in the garden, and I'll inwardly bask in the irony of it.

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Cable-cutting rogue engineer caused ultra fast broadband havoc

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Lol

Nice try by the defence. 617 = opportunistic? Dream on.

Mind you, the question does arise - how was he able to do over 600 before getting caught? Surely he could have been fingered while the total was still in double digits?

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Busted in the US? 'Drop your trousers, sir'

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Re: Dear Land Of Liberty...

Convinced me. Merely continues the trends started at the airport as far as I can see.

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Facepalm

Someone seriously needs to get their head out their arse and back into the real world, over in "Justice".

Maybe when they themselves get the treatment after a minor traffic offence will they realise...

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Capita job cuts, offshoring 'driven by expectations', says MD

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Facepalm

So...

...massive acquisition plan, followed by an "Errr...oops, we spent too much, in a down market"

..any of managers who oversaw this massive cock up in that line for P45's...? Oh look, there's a surprise...

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