* Posts by Thatvoiceinmyhead

9 posts • joined 19 Aug 2011

Windows hits the skids, Mac OS X on the rise

Thatvoiceinmyhead

What are those dotted things?

So, the 2nd graph was interesting but the dotted line was "everything else OS" on a desktop or tablet (laptops seem to be specifically not included in the headline)? Since Android wasn't listed can we basically assume that that's what this is then?

And if the dotted line is in effect all those Android tabs out there, since it is higher than any of Linux, iOS and Vista, and almost as high as Win8 and MacOSX, why wasn't it given a legend?

And why leave Android out of the survey anyway, when it's clearly so important in the tablet market? Or is it just that the StatCounter people are stupid and can't put graphs together correctly?

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COLD FUSION is BACK with 'anomalous heat' claim

Thatvoiceinmyhead
WTF?

"Trade Secret." Really?

So if he wants this to be taken at all seriously, why does he not Patent the damn "Trade Secret" to protect it and his investment and (presumed) $multi-gazillion future earnings and let man, woman and dog properly review the tech for themselves? That is, after all, what Patents are for.

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NASA funds sexy, stealthy, sideways supersonic flying wing

Thatvoiceinmyhead
Paris Hilton

Re: Has anyone asked the passengers

Hmmm, yeah but what about going for mile-high club membership?

Tricky enough in a hammock on solid (unmoving; unless you live in Christchurch, NZ) ground I think, let alone in a hammock on a plane that'll roll and sometimes jump around in turbulence. Could be interesting though, I admit.

Paris because if anyone would try (re-?) joining the mile-high club in a hammock on an airplane I reckon she would.

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'Kill switch' flaw found in top web weapon, victims sigh with relief

Thatvoiceinmyhead

Re: Slight issue

Self defense is a legal defense in response to all actual or attempted crimes against person and property in every jurisdiction as far as I know so all a reverse-attacker has to do is to state that you're "working for or on behalf of the victim" and you are away clean. Unless some lawyer here can show us why not?

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Cloaked light detector sees without being seen

Thatvoiceinmyhead
Paris Hilton

What an opportunity ...

for industrial or international espionage (if I understand the article correctly). Presumably a careful application of this technology to selected on-chip circuits could nearly or completely mask the presence of logic put there for nefarious purposes? Presumably also not an easy thing to accomplish, granted, but when has that ever stopped spooks?

Paris because she's never been one to hide her light under a bushel.

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Nokia drops Lumia 900 price to $0 in response to bug outrage

Thatvoiceinmyhead
Stop

Re: Dear oh dear.

@alexh20 - not a lot of commission to be had on $0 (even with the contract)

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Ballmer disses Android as cheap and complex

Thatvoiceinmyhead
FAIL

It's almost laughable

"Ballmer enthused about the forthcoming phones, saying that the new handsets would be as well designed and attractive to consumers as anything Apple could put out"

I'm sure that good ole Stevie B is right and that the handsets will be gorgeous - and then they'll be loaded up with that completely fugly M$ OS.

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Thatvoiceinmyhead

Yep, mine does this too

But only after I've synchronised it with my Outlook tasks. Gotta love M$ applications.

And my mobile is a superannuated Nokia N95 - I haven't yet found a phone I want to replace it with and El Reg haven't come out with their *promised* N9 (Meego) review this month. (Hey, Reg people, you listening?)

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Free Ride: Disney, Fela Kuti and Google's war on copyright

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Mushroom

Indeed and why can I not play my legit copy wherever I want?

Totally agree. Example by way of brief story on how DRM is so poorly implemented by the industry:

Some time ago I bought (legitimate retail) a DVD movie that I particularly wanted. It came with a Warner Bros voucher for a "free" download copy, knowing I had soon to go on a business trip, I thought this was a great option to put it on my laptop for later viewing.

Only problem? Laptop upgrade before my trip happened; attempt to download the movie again from Warner's, "no, you've already got a copy." Go through the convoluted "I need a new copy" process, get a download but then it won't play anyway because the keys don't match (original recorded off the voucher and new associated with the later download).

At that point I gave up and ripped the DVD, which of course is what I should have done in the first place instead of trying to play by the book. These turkeys can't even get simple technology right so how do they expect to compete with easy-but-illegal sites?

And btw, before any smarta*se comments otherwise, making a copy of a legitimate copyright work is perfectly legal for the purpose of format-shifting or time-shifting where I live.

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