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* Posts by LarsG

2011 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

EC: Motorola abused its patents in Apple iPhone spat

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Re: Good

Agreed, anything standard essential should be taken out of the patent equation. It is after all a combined effort of manufacturers and other agencies that set the standard, therefore if it becomes the norm it should be available to the public for a peppercorn fee or for free..

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10-day stubble: Men's 'socio-sexual attributes' at their best

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Re: Perhaps this explains

And then you woke up and found it was all a dream!

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Japan's XP migration solution: Remove network cable

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Re: No network = No Work

So how did people do their work before the advent of a network?

There were a lot less excuses such as 'I can't do that, the computer is down' and less use of social media during the working daymso maybe they will get more productivity out of the work force.

An example is here on El Reg, most posts occur during the working day.

Also, it is safe to say that if you post an insult to the least productive of the working population, namely Government employees and Civil Servants, you can say what you want about them after 1:30pm on a Friday without fear of being downvotes. They're all on their way home by then.

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37,000-machine study finds most reliable Windows PC is a Mac

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Re: More Suggestion than Paul McKenna

There is always someone who wants to knock the facts when Apple turns up trumps.

It's not difficult to install Windows on a Mac with bootcamp and also run Parallels in parallel. The instructions are simple and advice is all over the Internet.

Question why people do this, well you get the best of both worlds, with a Win7 install you don't have to lose all your existing software if you buy an Apple computer.

The difference is also probably due to the fact that Windows computers are made by so many manufacturers, if you look at the reviews comparing them, some are good and some not so good, some are high end and some are low end, some have quality components some have generic parts.

So it is not a surprise.

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'Chinese' attack sucks secrets from US defence contractor

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Re: What do you expect

I agree, and the only way to recent the hacking..... Get rid of the computers and go back to pen and paper.

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Picture this: Kodak could get out of bankruptcy as early as July

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It's Kodak Jim, but not as we knew it!

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Barnes & Noble bungs Raspberry Pi-priced Nook on shelves

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Methinks

They are in the sh*t.

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Plusnet's 'Everyone's a winner' claim is a plus-sized whopper

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Unlimited

As with the term 'unlimited' to the average man in the street it means exactly that. Un known to everyone else the ISP's have many definitions of unlimited broadband....

Unlimited (but only for a short period)

Unlimited (but only if you don't go over your limit)

Unlimited (fair usage, but we don't define what fair usage is)

Unlimited (until we change our minds)

Unlimited (is really a finite number but we will let you know)

Unlimited (do you honestly believe there is such a thing)

Unlimited (we tied you into a contract so fcuk you when we change the rules)

Unlimited ( it was in the small print, page 1323, section 895 subsection 55, para 69, appendix 3 and if you failed to read it, well it's tough cheese)

So the moral of this is ISP's lie through their teeth, and will say anything to entice you in because that is the way they do business.

Oh have you heard the one about their promised 8GB broadband speed?

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CLIMATE CHANGE forces women into PROSTITUTION - US politicians

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The USA was responsible

For forcing women into prostitution, courtesy of all the secret wars, support of dictators, overt wars and other back door shenanigans that they were involved in over the years.

Their administration has a lot to answer for.

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Review: Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 WinPro 8 tablet

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Re: Nice looking hardware

Are you kidding? It is the fuggliest thing I have seen in a long time.....

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Ultra-hackable Google Glass could be a security nightmare

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Re: Stupidest Reg story ever?

So there you have it, someone might hack your Glass and give you the wrong directions, or worse still play you a Justine Beiber video while you are enjoying a coffee and talking to your friends.

This is truly life threatening.....

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Feds want to fine companies that refuse wiretap requests

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Re: Dangerous thinking ..

Erosion of your rights by Big Brother who thinks he knows what is best for you.

We live in dangerous times.

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Fanbois vs fandroids: Punters display 'tribal loyalty'

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Re: Sounds like the author is committing the same sin

'You can't predict future performance from the past.'

Yes but history has many lessons that can be learnt.

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BlackBerry CEO: Tablets will be dead in 5 years

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If

If you have shares in RIM sorry Blackberry sell them now because there is a nutter in charge and he is hearing voices...

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Branson's SpaceShipTwo succeeds in first rocket-powered flight

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Is this really true space flight? Is this true sub-orbital?

At the moment, depending on whose view it is, space can be anywhere from 50 miles high to 100 miles high.

While you may be able to see the black, the curvature of the earth and experience a semblance of weightlessness, no organisation has actually done forward with a space 'standard' height.

Could the claims a of this space flight fall foul of the advertising standards commision?

Just a thought.

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UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now

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Simple to

Simple to strip out identifying features of a hoot, claim you searched for info , couldn't find any so used it anyway.

A theft charter I think. Unless it impacts the luvvies brigade there will be no Leveson enquiry.

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LG beats Samsung to OLED flexi-TV with hella pricey 55-incher

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Who will buy

Now with all the social security benefit cuts in the UK they will sell very few here, the market being restricted to rich people and Members of Parliament expenses.

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Chinese cops shutter PRC's biggest pirate movie site

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Re: Defies Belief.

Sites like this in China only exist with the permission of the authorities.

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Crims take to Facebook to flog ZeuS kits

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Facebook may take the page down but just a few hours exposure may get the message out to thousands.

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Pirate Party wins seats in Icelandic election

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Re: What exactly do they think they are going to change?

I think you are missing the point, they were after all elected so jokers or not, there are people out there who have the democratic right of choice.

To get those seats a fair few must have voted.

Remember, when the Icelandic banks failed, they wee bailed out predominantly by Britain and a few others.

When asked to repay the money they had a referendum and said no.

That is real democracy, though not the kind of lip service one we have here in th UK.

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New Google Play terms ban non-store app updates

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This is just like

This is just like trying to control the weather.......

If it is going to rain it will rain no matter what you do.

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Tough luck, lappies: Brits favour fingersome fondleslabs, phones

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Re: IF notebook sales do stay ahead of tablets???

There is a simple explanation for this. The notebook, now marketed as an Ultrabook, is poor value. The consumer, the public and businesses are getting wise to this. Except for size, the new style laptops are not able to do anything more than those bought three years ago.

Also, touch screen notebooks/Ultrabooks/laptops are not as practical as they seem. Ergonomically they are awkward to use.

Couple this with the alieness of Win8 compared to its predecessors there is very little surprise in the facts and figures.

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Bogus gov online test tells people on dole they're just SO employable

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Re: Have you put in the FOI request yet?

The careers service Connexions, before it was disbanded, used to run this kind of program for schools. If you were one of those that answered the questions in a less than positive way you invariably ended up with a career choice as a fence erector.

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Huawei preps new mobes to overhaul Apple

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Re: Looks like I might be almost right

'It was only 50 years ago that Japan was that place that made crap toys that broke the day after Christmas. Now they are the country most people associate with quality and premium electronic brands.'

But look how the land of the committee run company has fallen.

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Bill Gates offends Koreans after sticking hand down trousers

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Maybe

The Koreans should be a little more understanding, especially considering he is a 'foreigner' to them.

We in the West have to be tolerant in this age of multiculturalism and have to bend over backwards to accommodate every 'johnny foreigners' foibles.

If we can do it, so should they.

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Reddit: So very sorry for naming innocent man as Boston bomber

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Naming the wrong person could have had catastrophic consequences. I hope everyone who saw the article has now been informed that he is not the fugitive........... In the gun happy US it is shoot first, then find an excuse.

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Apple beats revenue estimates but margins are falling

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Re: Finally paying the price

They should have put a retina screen in the iPad mini!

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UK's dead monster iPad gumble-maker COMES BACK TO LIFE

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Re: I smell phoenix liquidation

Yep, clear the debts by going bust and start up next week with stock ready to go.

They should increase import tax for Gear4 to claw back what is owed to the tax payer.

Bet they got nice payouts...

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Report: Apple returned 8M shoddy iPhones to Foxconn

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Re: Shows@ loyal commenter

I think the point is being made about the phone construction not the software that can be rectified.

If you go down that route then consider the number of malware apps available to android and consider the number of patches and updates on android.

Then consider how the patches and updates dry up with the introduction of a new Android phone.

As to broken screen, it happens to all phones and the aerial design was fixed in a fashion and sorted in the next incarnation, that's called development.

I agree with you on the mapping software, it is still sh*t but the guy who was responsible has gone. Anyway google maps is available as an app so that pretty much sorts that out.

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Microsoft: Worried about web privacy? Tell us everything...

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Re: Two Faced MS

They all want the minutiae of your lives because they want to own you.

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German watchdog whacks Google with PIDDLING FINE over Street View slurp

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Someone

Must be smiling....

The stuffed brown envelope must have been quite thick.

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iPhone too heavy? Volkswagen brings out motorised ride-on dock

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Re: Maps

Who in their right mind needs a dedicated Apple dock in their car?

I thought that was what Bluetooth was for.

It will probably be cheaper to go out and buy a phone cradle than add the dock to your list of options.

At £300 as an extra option would you buy it?

Then change to an android phone a few month later?

The world has gone mad, mad mad mad mad.

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Japanese Feds urge ISPs to support Tor ban plan

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Re: Logic.

'The panel claimed it has been used in the past to commit internet fraud, help paedophiles groom kids online and, tellingly, enabled leaks from Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department.'

1. Most fraud is committed by politicians, where it is deals behind closed doors, expenses or abuse of position.

2. The Japanese have a penchant for schoolgirl porn and domination sex so what does that tell you that encourages?

3. The justice system and Police department is not fit for purpose.

So the best way to prevent this and divert public attention is to blame Tor.

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DDOS strikes BitCoin exchange Mt.Gox

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Not really news is it?

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Harassed Oracle employee wins case, cops huge legal bill

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Did she want to make a point, was it a matter of principle to have her day and win in court rather than settle. Or was it bad advice from her lawyers acting on a no win no fee basis who were greedy?

What the hell, take the lawyers to court....

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Who's a Siri boy, then? Apple hoards your voices for TWO years

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Anonymous? Ho ho ho

Now your soon to be divorced wife knows this, how long before her lawyers demand a copy of your Siri searches....

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British bookworms deem Amazon 'evil'

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Kindles are for rentals

A kindle allows you to rent a book. When you die and pass on the books cannot be passed on and disappear into the ether of Amazons dormant accounts.

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The fast-growing energy source set to replace oil: Yes, it's COAL

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If this is the case, why is the Government consistently shoving renewables down out throats and charging us for the privilege under the guise that it will make for a cleaner world.

If anything this just goes to prove that we are being taken along for the ride. We must be mugs to put up with it.

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More Brits ditch Apple tablets for Amazon, Google, Samsung kit

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So I have an iPad and iPad mini for when I'm out and about working, but I'm supposed to ditch them in favour of a Kindle?

Ok

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Microsoft betting on smaller Windows 8 devices and subscriptions

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Re: Win8/Office365 driving customers away fromMicrosoft.

'You are quite clearly someone who's never seen or used Win8 as what you've described does not happen in real world usage and the stuff you said did happen you have to deliberately go out of your way to do.'

That just about says it all, about you and the operating system. Do we all have to go on re-training courses to actually get to grips with it. Moving from Win 7 or Vista or XP to Win 8 should not be an ordeal, but it is to some people and that is a fact so belittling someone who is struggling with it serves no purpose.

Instead of berating someone and showing your immaturity, why not offer a polite explanation and help them out and not be so ignorant.

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Bad Microsoft patch trapped you in a boot loop? Here's your fix

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This is a panic utility, quick do something, anything hurry!

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Review: Asus PadFone 2 phone-tablet combo

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But it's all in a name...

Hey guys look at my padphone......

Nope, just does to have the right ring to it.

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Feds urged to probe four US cell big boys over Android holes

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Re: Why ever not? Yes...

They have a duty of care and so do the manufacturers.

However the practice is that once they have sold it to you, maybe given you an update or two they are off trying to sell you a new phone while at the same time saying your old phone cannot be upgraded to the new OS.

This is usually a lie.

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Applicants sought for one-way trip to Martian Big Brother house

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Unless there is some nasty red planet disease waiting for them?

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A new TV series...

Fantasy Island....

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Apple branded porno-peddling perverts by Chinese Pravda

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Smut

On the iStore.........

Where where where?

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Samsung: Posting of fake HTC hate was 'unfortunate'

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Re: The recent incident was unfortunate

Yeah, so now we know why the phone has been getting such 'great' press, bet they also got people to write favourable reviews while knocking HTC down.

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Chinese iOS pirate Kuaiyong launches web app store

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Would you trust a Chinese website to offer you dodgy pirated apps to download and put on your phone?

Even if they claim it does not require you to jailbreak it.

If you do, I've got a great deal, fake gold, buy it here....... Roll up roll up...

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Wales slams Amazon over lack of Kindle support

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Re: Declining number of speakers you say?

The Welsh assembly will demand it, the English tax payer will pay for it.

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The welsh lobby

The Welsh lobby generally make more noise than their actual size suggests.

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