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* Posts by Silverburn

1604 posts • joined 24 May 2011

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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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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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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Capita poises axe over 1,000 staff - jobs headed to India

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Re: Newspeak Solutions

+1. Nothing makes you feel more valued as a human being than being referred to as 'headcount'.

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Yes, Prime Minister to return after 24 years

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Pfft

Why do new series? Half the episodes are as relevant now as they were 20 years ago.

Which is utterly depressing and laughable at the same time, if you think about it.

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Drobo inks chumship with Acronis in virty cloud combo package

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I actually have one - one of the first V2 editions with USB as well.

Runs a treat, though not as fast as a dedicated RAID solution. But for domestic, maintenance free almost-redundant storage it's fine. Never crashed or missed a beat.

Though mine has decided to start running its fan on maximum for some reason after years of hassle-free running. And one of the drives can vibrate a bit - nothing a paper wedge couldnt fix.

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Apple products now found in half of all American dwellings

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Re: figures

Fantastic. Don't call us...we'll call you.

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Re: Can Anna Leach

A thought occurs...can you QED your own posts?

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Acer set to unleash 15in fibreglass MONSTER

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Happy

Lucky you - most modern Ferraris just catch fire.

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100,000 units pm?

Unless this is a '90%+-el-reg-scoring' stunner of a laptop, I foresee more inventory problems for Acer in the near future.

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Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

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The people that time forgot

Surely?

Not even the cleavage shots could save this one.

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With this ring, I thee frag

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Mushroom

Oi Gabe!

Enough with the pet projects - get back to coding HL3!

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Apple IP details tech for 'iTV' innards

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Never mind the corners...

...check out the letterbox aspect ratio for supposedly better movie viewing.

(Idle daydream after a 3 pint lunch: Is it just me, or so the movie makers seem to insist on shooting in formats which require black bars top and bottom, regardless of the prevalent technology? As the TV's catch up, the format changes again. Soon, we will be watching movies that require displays that have aspect ratios of 50:1)

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F1 team wins CAD copyright war, wakes up to £700k hangover

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Money for nothing...

..especially since these 'products' appear to have done little to elevate either team above 'back marker' status...

Caveat: I secretly want Caterham to actually do ok.

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Apple Oz offers refunds for confused 4G iPad owners

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FAIL

ok...

...so what 4G networks *can* the damned thing hook up to ??? Doesn't work here, doesn't work down under, doesn't work in most of the EU...

I know it's not a big issue given there is no price premium and 3G still works ok, but wouldnt you want to use 4G if your device was capable of it?

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Female Chinese astronauts must have no scars, straight teeth

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Happy

Re: Barodontalgia

Holy crap, that makes me a veritable mercury-based shrapnel grenade. In Space.

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Apple New iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G

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Happy

Upscaling 1080p?

Wasn't quite expecting to be able to say this phrase as early as 2012...and by a tablet of all things.

Progress FTW!

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Sitting down all day is killing you

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Cycling

I cycle to my IT desk job 3x a week.

So as well as spending 40 hours a week at a desk, I spend an additional 9 hours perched on the most uncomfortable seat on Earth, while my HR sits at 170+ bpm for at least a quarter of those.

Am I doomed?

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'We're crying out for storage'

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Weasel words?

"We're pleased that Ofcom saw less than half as many complaints about our broadband service than this time last year."

We hid half the complaints through ignorance, recatagorisation and outright deletion of call logs.

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iPhone 5 gets a 5in screen

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Resolutions

Bear in mind, the whole reason the iPad 3 is the resolution it is, was to make application compatibility possible without significant re-write.

A new screen would mean a new resolution, so for this reason I vote this "rumour" as:

<---

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Testicle-boiling new iPad ignites fanboi fury

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What some people forget

...is that this is stress test warm. 90% of usage will be browsing, video etc and temps will barely register. An hour of video games should see it run 'warm', but hardly scolding.

Ad you want hot? Try an hour 3G browsing on an iPhone 3G. I used it as a pocket warmer back in January...

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Confirmed: iPad 3 runs hotter than iPad 2

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Boffin

Re: Just another example of Apple's amazing attention to detail

You are, of course, correct. But your extremities regularly run at much lower temps than the standard 37'c, which may make the heat perceptible. You're not a uniform temperature (though warm-blooded biology tries to beat physicals where it can here).

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Apple New iPad Wi-Fi only

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WTF?

Re: iPad 2.5 or 3

So...a new screen, a new processor, a new battery, a new telecoms chip and a new case only constitute a dot release to you?

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New iPad: The only review roundup you'll ever need

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Re: I love the new ipad!

Re: ARM

You can bet they already have - I suspect they're holding off until windows runs on ARM; while LINUX probably works fine, they know their target audience want windows.

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Re: It's just an Ipad true

@ Zot

Apples version cycle is no better or worse than the android manufacturers.

Personally, I'm waiting to hear whether the rumors are true - that the a5x is faster than T3.

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Carmageddon

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Coat

Don't worry - A trip down the docks will help you "complete the beef curtain level". For a small fee.

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2 in 3 Android anti-malware scanners not up to the job

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Re: Fandroid radar kaput?

Ah wait - its not broken. Just picked up a massive cluster of them waiting to hijack the pending iPad 3 article comments...

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Fandroid radar kaput?

4 posts and no mouth frothage or vindictive downvoting yet? Is my radar not working?

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Apple pushes out Mac OS X update to fix Time Machine fail

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Joke

Thats because all it is is:

10 DELETE timemachine.prefs

20 WRITE "line 2000: COL 200 [;"]"

30 RESTART SERVICE: TIMEMACHINE

40 PRINT "Apple has added the following 12 pages of addendums to your privacy terms and conditions...."

Caveat 1: Poor BASIC scripting part of the joke

Caveat 2: I like my apple

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Future car tech

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Happy

Re: 6m gap?

Not if I can get in there first!

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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

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Re: This review missed most of the problems actual ownders have reported.

I see the same 'reduced/poor quality' issues with our recent Lenovo laptops. Keys falling off, random reboots, creaky cases, rubber pointer failures etc.

Come back IBM, all is forgiven!

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Top Gun 2: It's happening - and the choice of star is stirring controversy

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Coat

What??? There were planes in that movie??? I only got as far as the bikini...

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Microsoft's free flight sim hits the clouds

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Free...

..but not included in the price is the monster (ideally dual) GPU setup you need to upgrade to, to get all the eye candy.

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Antimatter asymmetry: new results bring solution closer

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Facepalm

My brain just exploded.

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GIANT blood-guzzling Jurassic fleas ambushed dino prey

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Re: Not for the squeamish

Nice.

Question is though...how can you tell what type of lawyer this is? Given its veracity and fecal colour, this one has to be a patent lawyer.

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Microsoft drops 'risky' Windows 8 preview on World

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Re: It's all a bit moot, anyway

You forget that most big corps have enterprise licenses, which only support certain versions of windows and MS will OOL certain versions (eg XP). There is some flexibility there if you please nicely with MS (or threaten to leave them), but at some point MS will force them to upgrade purely to stay within license and support agreements.

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'Kill yourself now' - Torvalds throws openSUSE security tantrum

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Don't beat about the bush Linus. Tell us *really* they should do.

Notes to self: must use "just kill yourself" as a suitable answer to more luser support calls.

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Microsoft tripped up by Blighty's techie skills gap

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Re: Teach how to think

The problem with teaching people how to think is that it only teaches the same approach to solve problems so the solutions (if any can be found) tend to look the same - for better or for worse.

What we really need is to cultivate innovation and lateral thinking, so we find new ways to solve problems.

+1 on your sentiment though.

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Ford intros tech'd-up B-Max mini-MPV

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Button-tastic

...ok, how many buttons, knobs and dials are there? It's like the bloody space shuttle in there.

And do you *really* need all of these to drive a car?

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Apple fanbois forced to go on the pull by Motorola patent

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Re: Re: An eye for an eye until the whole world is blind.

A thought occurs...can you still cry with both eyes gouged out?

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Proview parks IPAD battle tanks on Apple's US lawn

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Webster? Is that you?

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Daniel Craig like Connery, Skyfall helmsman suggests

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Re: Re: I like Craig's Casino Royale

Them be the El Reg Commentard privileges...If I told you, I'd need to kill you.

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Re: Anonymous because this wont be popular, but...

+1, but PB did take the one liners a wee bit too far...need I remind anyone of the cringeable "I thought xmas only came once a year?"

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NASA sniffs little black hole's 20-million-MPH wind

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Re: Holiday resort!

Don't forget the ID'ers and Creationists.

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20 million mph!

That's almost as fast as a London courier...

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Spitzer spots first solid buckyballs in stellar disc

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Boffin

Boffinry FTW

Analysing buckyballs 6,500 light years from Earth. How f*ing cool is that.

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RIM rolls out PlayBook OS2 update

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Too little...

...too late.

Then again, they're less than £200 now, aren't they? Hmm. Maybe.

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Met Office wants better supercomputer to predict EXTREME weather

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Re: New Computamabobs...

Your Dell lasted 5 years??? You sure it's a Dell?

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Dell Latitude E6220 12.5in Core i7 notebook

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Well, there'd be 2 reasons to increase the prices:

- they're a bit skint these days, so extra margin might be useful. And this "niche" unit might do to the trick, as it's easier to markup.

- They see people like samsung whacking up the prices of tables and premium books to equal or greater than Apple, and getting away with it. Why not try it themselves?

Caveat: I actually quite look the look of this, even though it is a Dell. An i7 in a small form factor. If only it had DX11 and a smaller 11' screen, it would be right up there come the summer and my laptop gets replaced.

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