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* Posts by Deft

13 posts • joined 15 Sep 2011

It's a TAB-tastrophe – 83 million fewer units to ship in 2014

Deft

Fun job?

I've always wondered whether meticulously predicting the future, yet revising those estimates with hindsight must be the most depressing job ever. The futility of it all.

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Tell me, professor, what is big data?

Deft
Meh

I'm scared of big data

I work in the pharmaceutical industry and I have to admit I'm not sure I do a great job of managing my small data nevermind the big stuff.

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Review: Jabra Revo Wireless headphones

Deft

Gapless = correct

I'd say gapless playback is correct in the sense that is how it would play in a CD player (as in, the intention of the artist when making the recording).

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All-in-one PCs: bright star of the desktop biz, says analyst

Deft

Dell Inspiron 2320

My Dell Inspiron One 2320 is the quality you expect for the price (plasticy and makes weird casing vibration noises), and I have used the touchscreen capability for about 5 secs in the 6 months since I bought it. I did get it for decent size screen / relatively smaller and cleaner footprint though.

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Apple TV surfaces on Best Buy

Deft
Happy

Upgrade cycle?

Will people want to upgrade their TV as much as their phones / iPads?

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Punters flocked to all-in-one desktops in 2011

Deft

I gave in

Bought myself a Dell Inspiron 2320 a few months ago, so guess I am one of the stats. Apart from the slightly tinny speakers and plasticy feeling casing it's nice to get rid of a tower and have some space back. I would have liked a Lenovo but couldn't really find stock or options anywhere properly in the UK. I almost thought about getting an iMac to run Windows but that was a stretch (and about 1K) too far.

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OnLive Game System cloud gaming console

Deft

Fun

Like most people I was surprised at how well it worked - but on my PC it chews through a steady 4-5Mbit whilst using it. As mentioned above, not for the bandwidth or transfer limited!

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Griffin iTrip Dual Connect car kit for iPhone

Deft

Digital or analog audio feed?

Does it really pull off digital audio and have its own D/A converters? The dock connector has both digital and analog feeds but my experience is that most docks etc. use the analog.

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Apple preps TV enabled iMac ahead of own-brand telly

Deft

Video IN

Does the current iMac have any kind of video input to use it in a normal TV like way? Doesn't look like it. I just picked up a Dell Inspiron 2320 (poor man's iMac) and it has VGA and HDMI input which is useful. I assumed an iMac would have the same.

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Deft
Happy

Wiiiiiii

I bought a Wii yesterday just so I could play this. No idea what I will do with the Wii once I finish it.

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Apple admits iPhone battery suckage, promises fix

Deft

What about audio

I have had real audio problems since using iOS5 on my 3GS. Distortion on bass heavy music and I'm convinced they have changed the default "no EQ" DSP setting to make the output hotter and more bassy. There are a couple of workarounds (and perhaps some bugs relating to per track volume adjustment contained in the XML file) but I would love to see a fix (or back to what it was in iOS4.

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El Reg in SHOCK email address BLUNDER

Deft
FAIL

TAKE THE SHAME

I made a mistake once, but luckily no-one ever found out and I covered it up.

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Science, engineering PhDs to drop by a third

Deft
Meh

Good luck getting Industry to fund

At least from where I am sitting (Pharmaceutical R&D) the UK has been decimated in the recent years, so industry magically picking up the slack might be a bit of a stretch. Not sure where you can get those figures from though?

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