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* Posts by LarsG

2079 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

Android device? Ooohhhh, you mean a Samsung phone

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Two years baby

Samsung will become bigger than Android, two years from now they will ditch it and run their own proprietary software, close the door and put up the walls.

Just you wait and see.

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Apple seeks techies, designers to revive iWork office suite

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Simplicity

I like the simplicity of iWorks, suits me sir.

Office has its plus points but it is so big and bloated, can anyone really say they need so many features?

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Euro PC shipments plummet into bottomless pit of DOOOOM

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It used to be

I'd buy a new computer to play the latest and greatest games. Now even many of the basic computers can play the latest games. Hardware has outpaced software so there is now no need to buy new or upgrade.

The only thing manufacturers are offering is thinner laptops at high prices.

Couple that with a reluctance by the masses of not wanting to relearn windows with win 8....

Why the surprise at the news?

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Judge orders redacted Aaron Swartz prosecution docs to be revealed

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Re: What goes around...

Silly comment from you about the chickens way out, I'm assuming you are trolling to feed your immature self importance. Still you are obviously not a 'chicken ' are you? Hiding behind your @AC. Still there are morons in all walks of life that we have to put up with.

Many people suffer from depression brought on by internal and external factors. When a coping system breaks down it can have significant implications as it did here.

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Re: It's something.

Uncomfortable is it is, I can understand the need to protect witnesses.

However

If redacting the names also means redacting the information then the whole exercise in openess is futile. One other point is that it would not be necessary to redact information corresponding to those who have already been outed in the press.

It's always easy to make the rules when you are in charge.

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Why UK slid £150m to tax-exempt phone-mast master Arqiva

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I wouldn't mind them being exempt from tax if they stopped hiding their profits by using a system of loans.

Obviously this is not illegal, but it is tax avoidance, underwritten by the Government.

It leave a bad taste in the mouth when you consider the hidden profits the company makes.

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Sony investor wants to break up firm, re-invest in hardware biz

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The problem with Sony is that it is a typical Japanese company run by a committee, everything has to be done by consensus, whereas for true innovation you need a dictator at the helm.

I do concede that they came up with a few good world beating ideas in the past, but now they have lost their way.

Apple now appears to be emulating them....

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Video services chug half of US net capacity

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Re: Availability

Couldn't agree more but that's why the service is so cheap.

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Bing uncloaks Klingon translator

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Re: So...

So, pandering to a niche audience of 0.000000000098 of the worlds population will bring immense rewards...

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Brits' phone tracking, web history touted to cops: The TRUTH

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If

They want to use my data I have no problem, so long as they pay me £100 each time for the privilege.

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Your Flying Car? Delayed again, but you WILL get it, says Terrafugia

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Niche

It's been tried so many times and it has failed so many times.

The biggest problem is that it is such a niche and expensive product not enough people will want to buy it to make it profitable.

A car can be efficient, an aircraft can be efficient but a car/aircraft is a compromise. Another dead end.

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UK superfast broadband crew: EC competition bods are holding us up

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Find an excuse, shout loudly enough and someone might believe you.

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China: Online predator or hapless host?

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Re: Oh yes?

Without the authority and the go ahead of those in charge this wouldn't happen. Someone allows it to happen, whether directly or in turning a blind eye...

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AT&T drops Facebook phone to 99 cents

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With all the revenue

It gets by selling my details on to all and sundry, it should offer me a free phone for just being on Facebook. In fact what about an annual return?

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Watchdog: Y'know what Bitcoin really needs? A REGULATOR!

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Re: Because ...

Regulation defeats the object of what it was set up for.

Regulation=Demise of bitcoin

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Judge hands copyright troll an epic smack-down

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Blackmail

Pure and simple coercion.

Jail time perhaps?

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Kiwis consider new spy laws in wake of Dotcom debacle

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Re: Wow, what an ingenious fix!

I thought there was a law against changing or making a law to victimise someone who has not done anything wrong but in the eyes of the Government needs to be subdued and punished.

I also thought this only happened in the old corrupt banana republic counties which are still dotted here and there.

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VTOL hybrid flying car promises the skies

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Re: No Good Can Come From This

You might be able to afford one, but then you need to keep it maintained, this in turn will generate a mass of paperwork that no normal householder will want to deal with.

A minimum 53 hours of flying tuition, a number of exams to pass, including a radio licence, meteorology etc, then further training and exams for an IMC or IR to fly in cloud and regular checks. Renewal of licence every two years, medicals, and more frequent medicals as you get older.... Checks that make the annual MOT for your car look petty...

Heard it all before, it becomes a rich mans toy, a few are made and then the manufacturer goes bust.

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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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Unhappy

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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