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* Posts by 7-zark-7

36 posts • joined 25 May 2011

Pegatron goes on hiring spree as iPhone 6 release date approaches

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Re: Meanwhile in America

+1 for the Bottom reference.

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Reg reader rattles tin for GoPro camera 'Stubilizer'

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Great idea but not sure about using for PG.

I don't fancy getting my paraglider lines caught up in that lot. GoPro bad enough for line snagging risk factor.

Also, from a pg point of view, if you're trying to get perfect smooth shots from a helmet cam then you're probably not keeping a good enough lookout all around you.

I'm sure these would be brilliant for other activities though. Ones without strings and necks involved.

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Frenchman eyes ocean domination with floating, mobile Bond villain lair

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Looks like 'Mothership' from Homeworld.

40Meur seems like bugger all for such a project.

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Google Glass: Reg man tests tech specs

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Nothing to do with glassholes

Are you related to Andy Zaltsman?

That is all.

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Facebook adds 50+ gender options: Stalking your 'Friends' just got more LGBT-friendly

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Perfect descriptor

I'm going to choose the bottom one, BIG ENDER. Thanks FB.

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Credit card of PayPal PRESIDENT cloned by UK crooks

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Sub headline

Excellent sub headline Reg. Not read the article yet just thought i'd congratulate you first.

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Reg reader crafts 3-axis GoPro 'Stubilizer' for skull-mounted cameras

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Re: Design question

What is the plan for attaching to a helmet? Is there a weak link designed in? Coming from a paragliding background, the gopro is really a 'line catcher' and an accident waiting to happen. See the vimeo link for an example http://vimeo.com/81812852

Contour cameras at least have a weak link design with their rail system which seems to work quite well.

Well done for getting this project this far along.

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LOHAN develops amazing mind-reading powers

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Brief checklist

Pipe - Check

Cup of tea - Check

Yep, all seems to be in order.

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Fishy fishers' fishing figures fingered using Google Earth Gulf pics

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+1 for headline writing El Reg.

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Nooo, ANYTHING but BT! Cisco gives 'stay of execution' to Phoenix IT

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I used to work for Phoenix IT subcontracted to BT. Truly a comedy of errors.

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You THINK you're watching your LG smart TV - but IT's WATCHING YOU, baby

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Re: For shame

I think LG are suggesting that he accepted the t&c. Somewhere deep in the small print is the permission to collect the data.

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Meet the 'KARDASHIAN Phone' – what Apple bods nicknamed the iPhone 5s

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I think you'll find its 'Lexi'.

Thanks Alan Partridge.

Ref:

http://youtu.be/4WpAsmD8rUE

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Reg readers rise to Vulture 2 paintjob challenge

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Re: The James Windmill design

The Andy McDonald design for understated Britishness looks pretty good too.

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You thought NFC tags were Not For Consumers? Well, they're in Maplin's

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No idea if this would work but.......

I may be missing the ability of NFC tags but going back to a previous topic of robo mowers. What if you stuck(buried just below surface) NFC's all over your lawn and logged the location of each tag. You could use either gps although domestic gps is probably not accurate enough or just manually mow the lawn once so the mower knows which tags are near edges or middle of the lawn etc.

Once the mower knows which tags are where relative to your lawn area, it will always know where it is. Joining the NFC 'dots' on the lawn, the mower could navigate its way back to any point for charging, emptying etc.

Just a thought

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Shack in flat-pack bric-a-brac lack flap? Whack on this 3D flat-pack app

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Re: I disagree...

+1 for headline excellence.

Keep it going Reg.

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Samsung isn't alone: HTC profits take a huge dive

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Re: Not in the mood to swap phones anymore

Funnily enough,, i've just come to the same conclusion. Gone onto a SIM only deal and keeping my Galaxy S2. Now its running android 4.2.2 it's stable and plenty fast enough.

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Re: Remember when?

Pepperridge Farm remembers.

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Spotted: Android 4.2.2 update for Google Nexus devices

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Re: Accounts

Ah, yes. Sorry thought the Nexus was a tablet. I'll go back to bed.

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Accounts

I thought 4.2.2. was supposed to introduce user accounts. 2 or more people could unlock the device and have everything setup their way.

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LOHAN teases with quick flash of spaceplane

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Gerry Anderson would be proud

Please tell me it's missing a high 'T-tail' and the cockpit is going in the tail section.

Fireflash was such a great looking idea. As i child, i really couldn't understand why passenger jets a) never looked this cool b) weren't nuclear powered.

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Apple cultists slaver as Mothership landing now foretold in 2016

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Re: Form over function.. again

MONORAIL!

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Game over for legendary 1980s games designer Mike Singleton

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Midwinter

Apart from CC which i loved I also fondly remember Midwinter on my Amiga. The picture and description on the box really piqued my interest.

One feature of Midwinter i remember being impressed by was the water effect. It had moving polygon waves at the shoreline. It was the first time i had seen animated water instead of a blue coloured block to represent water.

I'm currently struggling with the CC reboot. To me it still has the feel of the old CC (good) with pretty good light and water effects. Its just a shame about the walrus routing on land and the poorly realised on-foot sections of the game.

Anyway, thanks to the efforts of Mike Singleton I have fond memories of early gaming.

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Boffins baffled: HUGE EYEBALL washes up on Florida beach

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Are they very sure it isn't a speaker?

That is all

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Skydiver Baumgartner's 120,000ft spacesuit leap delayed by bad wind

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Re: Bum gardener.....hee hee hee hee

2 thumbs down already? Perhaps I need to vet my puerile humour more rigorously and go and read some more Alain de Botton.

Alain de Botton.....hee hee hee hee

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Bum gardener.....hee hee hee hee

That is all

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

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Re: no thanks

There are quite a few potential customers out there that hardly use their phones for voice but email/netflix/fb/internet; they can't justify buying a separate tablet type device due to cost; Its bigger than a phone but a small enough tablet to put in your pocket. I can see the appeal.

Also some people are giants. I work with one such behemoth and this will appear normal sized in his shovel like hands.

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Paris Hilton

Pen retention?

Can someone tell me how the pen is kept in place and whether the mechanism will wear to the point of uselessness over a 2 year contract?

I have memories of my old M2000 where the friction keeping the pen secure failed after a year. Turn the phone upside down and out fell the pen.

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Lightning strikes fresh iPad Mini shots

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Its all about perspective

It's an iPhone 5. The hand in the first shot is just very, very small.

Paris: She's crying as she has just watched the "these are small, those are far away" episode of Father Ted and is struggling to understand the concept.

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Ten phones for seniors

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Good shortlist Reg, thanks

That is all.

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Ten... alien invasions

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Re: What about Chocky?

Agreed. I have great memories of Chocky and Chocky's Children on childrens TV. I remember finding it quite disturbing as a child.

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Ten... Androids for under 200 quid

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Re: System storage???

Totally agree. My wife had the Wildfire S and while she loved the size, the storage left for apps was tiny. I think there were around 20 apps installed, perhaps less. Even shoving everything onto the SD card wasn't enough. Eventually the thing had to go as there was no space left to complete app updates.

Storage then became a make or break decision in buying the replacement phone so having that info listed here would be useful to potential buyers.

Paris: Shes upset by her own inability to do anything useful too.

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CERN: 'New physics starts now'

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So did you ask the CERN boffin....

....when we can expect a handheld zero point energy field manipulator? I've just removed a bathroom at home and there's a toilet just asking to be launched at someone.

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Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray disc set

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Call me a cynic....

Give it a couple of years and good ol' George will re-release "classic" versions of this hi-def box set with all the subtle plot changes removed. BINGO! A couple more million in the bank as fans clamor to get their hands on versions they know and love.

Paris: Wiping away a tear of frustration as she struggles to keep up with the films storyline.

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HTC Wildfire S Android smartphone

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Good budget option

My wife bought the wildfire S to replace her HTC legend.

Well made phone and feels really solid. Great 2g/3g/wi-fi reception compared with the legend with pretty good call quality. The Wildfire S seems to have roughly the same radio performance as my HTC Desire.

Processor speed is respectable just dont plan on using live wallpapers. These kill the framerate not surprisingly.

Headphones in the box are rubbish and PAYG included a 2gig micro sd card.

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Telcos team to test '4G' in Cornwall

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Newquay........Cornwall?

I think you'll find Cornwall divorced Newquay in around 1995 citing irreconcilable differences. Newquay still denies any problem with the relationship and insists it is still "as Cornish as ever."

The rest of Cornwall disagrees saying, "We used to get on so well with Newquay. It was beautiful, funny and charming, but things just change. Now it has really dumbed down and hangs around with a different crowd. Imagine having Jeremy Kyle as a neighbour and he is shouting in your face.........for ever. You can understand why we divorced."

The rest of the county is currently considering court action against the north coastal town banning it from ever getting in contact again.

Relationship counsellors have set up blind dates between Essex and the estranged sea-side town. Essex was keen and thought Newquay was 'a good laugh' but Newquay just wants to be with Cornwall dispite all objections.

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