* Posts by wolfetone

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Petrol cars are dead in the water, says Tesla CTO waving numbers on the back of an envelope

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Re: TLDR; Will the shills just shut up?

No need for that, everyone knows Canon is superior.

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Pity he can't make his cars run on bullshit. He'd never pay for electricity or petrol again.

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Edge out rivals? No! Firefox boss BLASTS Microsoft's Windows 10 browser brouhaha

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You know what

It's difficult for people like me who either haven't been able to upgrade or choose not to upgrade to know what to make of Windows 10. If I took the article at face value, I would think that Microsoft has gone back to the bad old days. There are several other articles that would make me think that too.

However, reading the comments is completely different. As can be seen above, plenty people have upgraded and their browser choice hasn't changed. So the rest of us don't know who to believe.

I'd have liked to have thought that Microsoft would go Hit, Miss, Hit, Miss, Hit with their releases like they have done in the past. But from what I can see from the literature available, it's hard to know whether this release is a hit or a miss.

Still though, I long for the day it comes up as an option to upgrade to on my laptop. Only for the reason I want to play Shag, Marry, Kill with it.

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Microsoft Edge web browser: A well-presented mea culpa

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Re: "It's worth turning on the (potentially) privacy-invading Cortana for that feature alone."

Well I hope for your sake no one has told you what Google Chrome's been up to.

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And on that bombshell: Top Gear's Clarkson to reappear on Amazon

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On a point of principle, I refuse to purchase items from Amazon. If a product is only sold on Amazon, then that's tough for the product.

I am, however, a fan of Top Gear. But even if they had hardcore pornography on every show and gave me a front row ticket to the filming, it still wouldn't be enough to break my boycott of Amazon.

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UK.gov wants to stop teenagers looking at tits online. No, really

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He either reads The Daily Fail, his advisors read and believe The Daily Fail, or he is pandering to the idiots who read The Daily Fail.

Either which way, the man is a massive QUACK QUACK OOPS*.

*The Register doesn't have age verfication for the real word to be displayed to over 18's

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Tired tablets don't tickle the imagination, so sales fall again

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I bought a BlackBerry PlayBook a few years ago, and it's only in the last 18 months I've stopped using it.

I was then lucky enough to win an Apple iPad Air 2 two months ago, and all I seem to do with it is look at The Register when my phone isn't around or dead.

Against this backdrop, I bought a ThinkPad T500 for portable computing, and I have used that every day without fail. I also purchased an Asus Transformerbook T100 last year and that gets used when I need something with longer battery life.

To me, Tablets are good for quick internet browsing and playing the odd touch based game. You can't seriously use it as a replacement for a laptop. I've got "development tools" on the iPad and they're awful, I've used word processors on it and they're painful to use.

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Oh look – Office Mobile apps to go with your shiny Windows 10

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"Linux fanbois be hatin' now Microsoft be rollin'"

Microsoft have to actually be rollin' for that to happen.

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Re: The Search for Eve

I was once told Microsoft Access was made for secretary's to keep phone numbers in, and that was it.

Years later, this has yet to be disproven to me.

One day I will pay Oxford enough to put "Microsoft Office" as a definition for the term "hateful".

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Oh, Obama's responded to the petition to pardon Snowden. What'll it be?

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Re: time to step in

"Except he qualified as a sharp shooter. I am not saying the Warren commission or whatever is completely right. I am just saying if you look at his bio its pretty easy to see how he could be a pawn that got lucky and took down the king."

While he was a sharp shooter, he's not that good to shoot past the motorcade, make the bullet turn around 180 degrees and go in the front of the head.

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Re: time to step in

"A better way to emphasize the stupidity of the US public is to point out the vast majority believe in angels."

I'd sooner believe in angels than buy any shite that says he was shot from behind, when the video clearly shows him being shot from the front.

Physics, bitch.

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The majority of American people are still stupid enough to still believe Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F. Kennedy. Why then are people so shocked that Obama and his administration would decline the pardon?

I could go down a rabbit hole of rumours and conspiracy, but I'm happy enough with the JFK one.

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Debian Project holds Sparc port's hand, switches off life support

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The Sparc community are more than welcome to pick up the bat and run with it. Take the last version of Debian to support Sparc, fork it, then maintain it.

Good luck with it, and I mean that.

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The Lazarus Effect: Saved by Linux and Cash Converters

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Welcome to Linux Dear Sir. You may use our boutiques to get what you need until you can get back on your feet.

Obviously, we wish you never leave, but we'll be here. Doing what Apple-don't. :)

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John McAfee: Ashley Madison hack may ‘destabilise society’

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Re: Seriously

It's probably where he got his hookers from.

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NASA: 'Closest thing yet to ANOTHER EARTH' - FOUND

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And if the residents of this new planet have any sense, they'll stay away from us Earthlings. If America or the UK hear it has oil, well, Mr.Chilcott will be even "busier" with that report.

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Ashley Madison hack: Site for people who can't be trusted can't be trusted

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Question

Is that Bruce Springsteen playing Piano?

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Bill Hicks: 25 years on from the cult comedian's big break

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Re: Better live than on video

But, did you ever get the Tenner back?

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Thanks for open sourcing .NET say Point of Sale villains

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Re: How the fuck?

Bad workmen blame tools etc etc

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Epic Games, Epic Fail: Forumers' info blown into dust by hack

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Don't hate me for saying it. Hate Tim Berners Lee. He's the one who had the idea, I am merely repeating what he said.

But think about it, there are websites who allow you to log in using Twitter, Facebook and Google, and they usually access the user data. And I bet there's a few who have commented or downvoted this idea who have used such a service.

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Tim Berners Lee has it right. There should be one central silo of user data, and websites all access it.

That'd cut this shit out once and for all. I'd like to think so anyway.

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Large Hadron SMASHER: Boffins BLOW OPEN the PENTAQUARK's secrets

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Finally we can see the smallest things in the universe.

But we still can't come up with a reason as to why Kim Kardashian is a thing.

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Sixty-five THOUSAND Range Rovers recalled over DOOR software glitch

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A friend of mine works for Land Rover building these cars/SUV's. He said he'd never buy one because he's seen first hand how they're built. You can't get a better stamp of approval than that in my book.

Zim zimmer, who's seen the keys to my Honda?

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Ireland loses entire airport amid new postcode chaos

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Re: Welcome to 20th err 21st Century Ireland

I have family in County Mayo and I visit quite often. It's fairly simple. If you want to go to Castlebar and you're in Balla, you follow the road to Castlebar. If you want to go to Knock Airport, you go to Knock then follow the road that goes past the Airport.

It literally is "Go down the road until you come to the cow in the field, then turn right" up there. But you know what, it works. My girlfriend who had never been there before couldn't understand how people who weren't from there could get around without a working sat nav.

Then again, Ireland (at least in the country) have a different out look on life. We burried my Dad over there as he was born there (left when he was 17, only visited the place as a holiday thereafter) and it was always home. Anyway, the undertaker was a local man and he was fantastic. The day we were leaving to go back to Birmingham we wanted to pay the bill to him, he didn't want paying he just said "pay whenever I'm in no rush".

If you've only been to Dublin, you haven't been to Ireland. Get a car, read the road signs or get a map, and explore Real Ireland.

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Natural geothermal heat under Antarctic ice: 'Surprisingly HIGH'

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Re: Debate? DEBATE????

Damn straight. We all know the Earth is hollow and it's the lizard people under neath us having bonfires causing the Global Warming, not the gas out of my backside.

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Satoru Iwata, Nintendo chieftain and gamer titan, dies aged 55

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55 is no age. I feel for the family he leaves behind, knowing how crap it was when my own Dad died I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

Who knows what the future may hold, but you can go at any time. Live for the moment, do your best, live your life without regret. I'd like to think Iwata-san did that.

RIP Iwata-san.

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Uber to drivers: You make a ton of dosh for us – but that doesn't make you employees

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Wrong subtitle Reg

You should have gone with:

"Super Cali go ballistic Uber are atrocious"

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The Empire Strikes Back: Disney tractor-beams StarWars.co.uk from Brit biz

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Re: Nominet

Well, technically they've helped the dark side, so the quote is misplaced.

Sorry.

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Osbo PRINTS first Tory budget in 19 years with his BARE HANDS

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@El_Fev Pipe down brave keyboard warrior.

£12Bn to be cut from Welfare. This includes the disabled, the out of work, the kids in poor families who have dreams of going to university to climb out of their social situation.

£13Bn will be lost if/when RBS is sold at the price Osborne has put on it. Remember the Royal Mail valuation, again under Osborne.*

A "Living Wage" which is just 60p slapped on top of a minimum wage, when added to the cuts make most families £1,400 worse off per year.

You know, I must have miss the story where the nurses, the poor, the people watching Jeremy Kyle caused the recession. If what I have said makes me a lefty, a "sixth former" (again, well done brave keyboard warrior. Have some milk from the tit of sarcasm), and ultimately makes me wrong, I never want to be right.

If you can sit there and think what's happening is alright, then that makes you even more of a sadistic bastard than the arseholes who cheered for this yesterday.

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*quoted from last week's Private Eye

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Society is three meals away from revolution.

And Mr.Osborne has put those wheels in motion, the bastard.

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Did a SUPER RARE Sony-Nintendo PlayStation prototype just pop up online? Possibly, maybe

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Research El Reg, Research

The Nintendo-Sony get together was referred to as the "Play Station", not the "PlayStation".

Christ sake, it's hardly a small key on the keyboard is the space bar is it?

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VPNs are so insecure you might as well wear a KICK ME sign

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Re: Hide My Ass

"Surely if it is only hiding my ass the rest of me is some sort of leaking security risk."

Or your ass is a biohazard where the rest of you isn't?

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This whopping 16-bit computer processor is being built by hand, transistor by transistor

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As the current owner of a PC XT, I can confirm that this is indeed the case.

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Anakin Skywalker chased by cops, crashes podracer into tree

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'ow rood

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20 years ago this week, Microsoft just about killed Australian PC manufacturing

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Re: Hmm.

"Aha! That's Gordon Brown economics that is, borrowing money from the good times in the future to generate sales / public goodwill now."

Yeah, much worse than the George Osborne* theory of economics. Borrow more money than the previous incumbents did at a time when the economy hasn't fully recovered to the levels seen by their incumbents.

Anyway, I've one word for Microsoft: Bastards.

*see what I did there?

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Climate change alarmism is a religious belief – it's official

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I'm not totally clear on what side of the fence the writer is on?

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DuckDuckGrow: Privacy search soars 600% after Snowden dumps

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You must really hate people who type www.google.com in to Bing then...

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90% of my searches are done through DuckDuckGo, which has grown since 2008 as DDG have improved the system.

I can also say that it returns better search results for porn. A friend told me, obviously.

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Chrome, Debian Linux, and the secret binary blob download riddle

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Debian, really, should remove Chrome completely. Not for the fact the binary was/is included after the installation of Chrome, but because Google have obviously ignored the rules Debian have regarding that operating system, and probably did it in such a way as to conceal it from the maintainers.

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NatWest IT cock-up sees 600,000 transactions go 'missing'

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Re: Popcorn time!

Well, don't I look like an eejit.

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Re: Popcorn time!

I'd like to think some rouge employee's did something similar to what happened in Office Space...

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Zionists stole my SHOE, claims Muslim campaigner

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@Mine's A Guinness

I don't really care to be honest.

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Good point, because if religion didn't exist we could use their nationalities instead.

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Android is rubbish says BBC.

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Google are brilliant at bringing things to market, less so at sustaining them and improving it.

In fairness to Apple it is simple. There are only really two phones per class. iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus etc.

I released an app for Android for a client and Google Play does a good job of telling you how many devices the app is compatible for - ~700 out of 1500 (from memory). I mean really? 1,500 devices?! And add to this the app looked crap on a Huawei Ascend Y thing (Android 4.1) compared to a Sony Xperia M2 (Android 4.4), compared to the clients Samsung S5. Different screen sizes, different resolutions, it's incredible really that proper software houses get software to work across all these phones because I sure as hell couldn't get it perfect.

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LastPass got hacked: Change your master password NOW

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Re: YubiKey's Anyone

"Where do you plug that into an iPhone?"

There's a version that gives NFC capabilities, so you can tap it against your iPhone.

If your iPhone doesn't support that, which is surprising as it's a £500+ phone, then I feel bad for you son. I got 99 problems but a phone with no NFC isn't one.

Hit me.

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If someone wants your passwords bad enough, they will get them. No matter how smart the guys at LastPass are, no matter how much "security through obscurity" you use, your passwords are gold and they will be targeted.

YubiKey's anyone?

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Testing Windows 10 on Surface 3: Perfect combo or buggy embuggerance?

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"Graphics and gaming is the weak point. Surface 3 can manage about 20 FPS with 20 fish in Microsoft’s FishGL demo, whereas Surface Pro 1 does 43 FPS. Nevertheless, Surface 3 is a long way ahead of the Surface 2 (ARM Tegra 4), which it replaces: 2360 on Octane 2.0 and nearer 17 FPS on FishGL even with fewer effects enabled."

Does this mean it won't run Crysis?

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Life in plastic, it's fantastic: Playmobil supremo dies at 81

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Will Playmonaught be given special leave to attend the funeral?

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Paper driving licence death day: DVLA website is still TITSUP

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I went on, just now for the first time, and it worked first time.

However, it's confusing. To get your code it says "Share your License information". Well how do I know that is what it'd be for this code? Plus, getting on to the site, if I didn't put the www. before the URL it wouldn't load. That's poor.

On the plus side, the document you get is nicely laid out and straight forward.

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Les unsporting gits! French spies BUGGED Concorde passengers

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Re: And how is this surprising

"The surprise for many is that they were (and no doubt still are) carrying out commercial espionage against their own allies."

Countries are only Allies when it suits.

World War 2, it suited Italy to be Allies with Germany to begin with, but then it suited them to be Allies with the UK etc near the end because that suited them better. Likewise, France were Allies to the US until the Afghanistan "war" when it didn't suit France.

So yeah, if it's outside the theatre of war it's fair game.

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