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* Posts by LarsG

2070 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

After December surge, Apple has sold 40 BEEELLION iOS apps

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Apple

Article posted at 1.30am and by 9.30am no nasty troll or comments?

What the hell is going on?

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Intel bets the farm on touch-enabled 'convertible and detachable' Ultrabooks

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Re: Winning the battle...

You cannot be everything to everybody, there is always some compromise in a product.

Light portable, long battery life, work station, power user, desktop, handbag size....

No one product will take over.

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Facebook snubs storage barons for cheapo Far East kit - insiders

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Not very patriotic is he...

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US nuke lab drops Chinese networking kit

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The McCarthy Era

The McCarthy Era Witch Hunts all over again.

God Bless America!

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Lenovo, EA, Intel unite to DESTROY our childhood memories

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Danger of damage

My mum used to throw the board and contents on the board at my dad, usually when she found him helping himself to the pile of money like a banker.

She refused to play after one such episode where my Gran was giving my dad unauthorised loans to keep him in the game. It is so much more tactile when you can throw objects at other players.....

I miss those days..

But if it were my iPad/Tablet flying through the air I might not see the funny side.

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Adobe offers free trip to PowerPC era

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Lets be honest

It's like buying into a reasonably good condition classic car, but it won't have seatbelts, heated screens, central locking, fuel injection, alloy wheels, MP3 player, air con etc

What you get is a piece of history in all it's idiosyncratic glory.

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New gov rules stick pin into bloated ICT frameworks

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Talking through their backsides again.

Letting smaller firms have a slice of the action?

It never ever happens, it's always the bigger suppliers who get the whole cake and make a mess of it, usually because a Polititian or two have a part time job and sit on the board as an advisor. How many times do we hear of politicians retiring or losing their seat only to become directors of the companies they favoured while in power.

Politicians are bent, this is pure sound bite media.

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Segway daddy unveils DIY weight-loss stomach pump

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Re: Bulimics have been doing this for years....

Yes but this machine will prevent the stomach acids from ruining their teeth.

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No no no

A stomach contents sucking up machine!

Though I do see a market for it in Celebrity circles........

Soon there will be Celebs signing themselves into the Betty Ford Clinic for their addiction to the thing.

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Intel uncloaks 'no excuses' smartphone for emerging markets

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Emerging markets

Where the average pay in these emerging markets would be classed as slave labour anywhere else in the developed world unless the product is being sold for peanuts, less that £20 say, it is doubtful that they will sell at all.

In fact I think £20 to the average Bangladeshi, Indian, Peruvian, Angolan, Anfgani, Mongolian,Malian etc etc etc will make the phone out of reach for most. They would have limited sales for those with better paid jobs in the emerging market because the phone would be competing with other brands.

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Chinese go online to protest censorship

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Great, the protest will really have an effect on the Authorities, I'm sure they will change their minds once they feel the power of the protest.

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Chinese man pleads guilty to $100m piracy scam

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They appear to be amateurs at it, such little profit for so much work.

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Bob Dylan's new album is 'Copyright Extension Collection'

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Well

Opportunistic fleecing by a record company, I bet Dylan only gets pennies from it anyway. As to the 'new material' there is usually a reason why it was never included in the original albums.

Usually the artist thought it was crap and didn't want to publish it.

'New material' albums are a record company scam to fleece the idiots who don't see it for what it is.

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Google turns off Chinese censorship alert service

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Google will tow the line, it is after all one of the biggest markets in the world and Google is after all, ALL about money.

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John McAfee the Belize spymaster uncovers 'ricin, terrorist plots'

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As nutty as a nut cake on nut tablets......

As paranoid as a paranoid thing on paranoid tablets....

What! you mean it's all TRUE!

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Microsoft burgled, only the APPLE iPADS stolen - cops confirm

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Apparently

Apparently according to the news broadcast they found a significant number of additional surface tablets that were unclaimed by staff but linked by serial number to a theft from a Microsoft Store two weeks ago. Police speculate they were left behind by the burglars.

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Canadian astronaut warns William Shatner of life on Earth

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Shatners ashes will probably go into space.....

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US Patent Office seeks public input on software patents' future

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They are so fed up with all the patent shenanigans that they want to find a way out.

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Minicam movie pirate gets record-breaking five years in prison

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The length of the sentence depends on the strength of the lobby group and how much it is prepared to donate to political causes.

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Ubisoft probes sudden rash of hijack attacks on gamers' accounts

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What a clever ruse to get people to join Facebook.....

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El Reg's 'Chuck Norris' faces down charging elephant

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Yes but

I am confused,

Will this be based on the average weight of

African Elephants or Indian Elephants

Male or Female

Fractions in Baby Elephants (Indian or African)

Or can some one come up with a conversion formula?

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US court ungags Yelp reviewer who dissed builder

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Yes

But one persons Truth is another persons Lie

The grey area in between is for lawyers.

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Ban all online reviews

Problem solved, but how will I then get my trolling fix?

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Victory on mobile belongs to Google in 2013

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An article by an Arsenal fan should be taken with a pinch do salt.

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Google wriggles out of FTC search smackdown. Now to Europe!

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How much

How much did they donate to Obama's presidential campaign?

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She's a beauty! Super WATER-RICH Mars rock FOUND

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Re: Extraterrestrial H20

If we know this why have they sent that rover out there?

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Eric Schmidt's Norks outing poorly timed, tuts US govt

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@I ain't Spartacus

There's a lot of money in the Kim Jong bank account though.

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Say it as it is..

He's a DIC* HEAD

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China fines Samsung and LG for LCD price-fixing

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Pot calling the kettle black

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Polaroid plans retail Fotobars to print out your pics

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Could work depending on the cost, but that's why many people don't bother with printing out photos and just watch them on the TV or in a photo frame.

Still photo albums can be handed down and are nicely tactile and I have a wife who insists on the prints.

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Satnav-murdering Google slips its Maps into car dashboards

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A ten mile journey will now take 50 miles to complete while the Sat Nav takes you round all the advertised businesses before you can get to your destination with all the associated risks of distraction while driving.

Street view will be like watching telly while driving, explain that one to the police as you go into the back of the car in front. Not to mention the data charges you may have.

Street view, soon to be banned while the vehicle is in motion.

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Apple loses round to Amazon in 'App Store' name dispute

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Who cares that they lost case.............

The lawyers?

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Samsung confirms Tizen-based mobes to debut this year

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This may lead to a three way patent squabble rather than the two way one we see today.

I look forward to the controversy it will raise!

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Facebook continues to CONQUER THE WORLD

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How many are actually real people.

I see that St Helena appears with over 12,000 users but with a population of only 4000 adults and no Internet connection to the island I have a suspicion all is not what it should be?

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Traffic app Waze 'turned down Apple's $400m, wants $750m' - report

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A map app that offers incentives...

I need that like a hole in the head.

Sell it to Facebook, wait a year and watch how the new Facebook Map App will bombard you with ads

"Turn left and then stop off at Asda for a ready cooked chicken"

"Now turn right, on you left before the second left call into KFC for a healthy meal"

"Your destination won't be for another 120 miles, before you get there let us make a another suggestion...."

Nooooooooooo.

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FTC clears Google in anticompetitive probe

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Of course

They are in the clear, the algorithms they use are so complex and convoluted that they baffled the investigators, most of whom were turned down for jobs by Google for not being clever enough.

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Brit boffins build projectile-vomiting robot to kill norovirus

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Useful BUT

It would be cheaper to film what goes on in Leeds town centre in the early hours. It would give a new insight to projectile vomiting.

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Ofcom looks at contract opt-outs as users rage over price hikes

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Theoretically

The rights within a contract should be balanced. It should not give one party extraordinary rights over the other to the detriment of that party.

For far too long companies love to put clauses into their contracts which pretty much mean 'we can do anything we want to to, and if we amend you're contract, however detrimental it might be to you, you shall have no rights to complain or get out of the contract'.

Now Please Sign Here To Agree.

It's never been challenged properly in a court, maybe it's time to draw the line. However there are too many interest groups, politicians and money going into back pockets paid by big business that it is unlikely anything will ever be done about it.

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Tiny Brit island stranded after £10m undersea fibre plea sunk

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Could they afford it?

The average wage on St Helens is £400 per week

The average wage on St Helena is wait for it..... £70 per week (figures courtesy of BBC)

How on earth would they be able to afford it without subsidy?

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It's probably a business decision, with a population of 4200, paying average broadband prices, it would take 39 years to cover just the installation costs.

Still it is a drop in the Ocean so to speak when you consider how much money is wasted and the amount of expenses our MP's claim.

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Eric Schmidt heading on mystery mission to North Korea

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Kim Jong-un just wants to be able to search for online porn, what better way to connect.......

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Exploding stars drive Galactic geysers

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Well

Now I can sleep easier at night.

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Microsoft says Google trying to undermine Windows Phone

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Re: Ironic,no it's calculated..

Will it bring the watchdogs to scrutinise Googles practices a little more?

It's more a more subbtle way of getting what you want rather than Microsoft going through the courts, let the Competitions Commisions foot the bill.

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Aw grandad, I asked for an iPad and you got me an iPod

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No, it's just that children in this day and age are over indulged and spoiled, that parents try to over compensate for the lack of 'quality time' they have with their children.

So much for our fragmented society.

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Movie oldsters FAIL at internet: Online Oscar voting 'too complex'

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What was wrong with a piece of A4 and a pencil?

Why on earth did they need to computerise it?

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Ubuntu for smartphones aims to replace today's mobes, laptops

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Re: Great idea!

But how many times do we have to hear of this second coming?

Every year Linux is expected to take over from the mainstream. Every year I'm left feeling disappointed.

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Merde! Paris Apple Store in €1m armed raid on New Year's Eve

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Re: Strange but amazing @ Ted Treen

Cheers

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Samsung ordered to cough mobe sales figures to world+dog

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Happy

Boasting I mean

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You'd think they would be lasting to the world how many phones they sold.....

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