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44 posts • joined 13 Nov 2011

Nokia launches Android range: X marks the growing low-cost spot

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I told Nokia, via the comments section of the TheRegister, that they should release an Android Phone years ago, but would they listen ?

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Microsoft veep Satya Nadella now frontrunner in race for CEO spot

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Go on Microsoft, choose Stephen Elop for CEO. What is the Finnish for Schadenfreude ?

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Beauty firm Avon sticks spike heel into $125m SAP-based sales project

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Unfortunately we run SAP.

The user interface is a left over relic from the 1980's - does anybody who works there own or use a computer with a modern user interface?

SAP is so user hostile that it actually manages to make Lotus Notes look good.

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I KNOW how to SAVE Microsoft. Give Windows 8 away for FREE – analyst

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Re: I have better idea

Thank you for the tip - I will try it.

Now if there were a "Classic Shell" to replace the ribbon on MS Office....

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Re: I have better idea

My wife has been driven mad by Windows 8 and 8.1 on her new laptop.

A free copy of Windows 7 would be a good way for Microsoft to say "sorry" for the dogs breakfast that they made with the Windows 8 UI.

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Facebook offshores HUGE WAD OF CASH to Caymans - via Ireland

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Makes you wonder why European Governments allow themselves to be ripped off by tech giants this way - especially the British, the Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory.

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NASA opens its Jupiter photo album to honour Pioneer 10

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New Horizon

Interesting article, but our author could have included New Horizon's flyby of Jupiter on February 28, 2007.

New Horizon came within about 32 Jovian radii (3 Gm or 3M km) of Jupiter as it used the planet for a gravity assist to speed it's way to study the Pluto/Charon system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Horizons#Jupiter_gravity_assist

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Hello! Still here! Surface 2! Way better than iPad! says slightly desperate Microsoft

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The problem with "Surface" is that it seems to have the same interface as Windows 8. I hate Windows 8 on my home PC, and wish it could go back to Windows 7.

When my iPad needs replacing I will probably buy another iPad.

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WHO ate all the PIs? Sales of Brit mini-puter pass 2 MEELLION

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Re: "And yet how many are in schools being used by kids to learn how to code?"

Not true.

My class mates were taught how to program at school for computer science classes, the fact that we had BBC Micros did not mean that the lessons consisted of how to use Acornsoft View or open a spreadsheet in Viewsheet.

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Fukushima fearmongers: It's YOUR FAULT Japan DUMPED CO2 targets

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Re: Oh dear...

The chances of anyone dying of cancer as a result of the Fukushima accident are remote.

You are just scaremongering.

Fukushima’s doses tallied : Studies indicate minimal health risks from radiation in the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear disaster.

http://www.nature.com/news/fukushima-s-doses-tallied-1.10686

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How to relieve Microsoft's Surface RT piles problem

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RISC OS

MS should put RISC OS on it.

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Microsoft bags another glamorous Office 365 customer

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Glass

IBM Lotus Notes - It is better than chewing glass (Depending on the amount of glass).

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RETRO-GASM: The Fuze electronics kit for the Raspberry Pi

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Christmas

That solves the annual dilemma of what to ask the Mrs to give me for Christmas.

Thank you, Register.

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Re: Back in the real old days

Unlike the BBC/ Electron the Spectrum had a CIRCLE command, if I remember correctly.

The BBC Master had PLOT144 to 151 to draw circles, as well as PLOT commands for ellipses, sectors and segments :

144-151 Draw a circle.

152-159 Plot and fill a disc.

160-167 Draw a circular arc.

168-175 Plot and fill a segment.

176-183 Plot and fill a sector.

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The Raspberry Pi: Is it REALLY the saviour of British computing?

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Re: About the cost.

After booting the machine to RISCOS, press <ALT> F12, giving you a prompt. Then type BASIC <RTN>, MODE 21 (or any other Mode such as 31) <RTN>, and you have a BBC Micro on steroids :-)

RISCOS, pre- installed on a SD-card, is available here :

https://www.riscosopen.org/content/sales/risc-os-pi

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RISCOS

I agree with the author that Linux (at least for the Raspberry Pi) is not the friendliest operating system for the casual user, it also rather slow on the RPi.

Fortunately RISCOS is simpler and much faster.

My experience with the Raspberry Pi so far is that BBC Basic on RISCOS is the closest to the ideal choice for the adolescent hobbyist.

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Windows 8.1: A bit square, sure, but WAIT! It has a Start button

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If Windows 8.1 turns out to be a buggy piece of crap, is it possibleto revert to Windows 8.0?

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Windows 8.1: Read this BEFORE updating - especially you, IT admins

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Re: Options.

" I have Windows on the PC (8.1) and a chromebook for the laptop. I have never felt the need to use Linux"

I thought that Chrome OS was forked from Ubuntu Linux.

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Is it possible to revert machines back to Windows 8.0 if windows 8.1 turns out to be a buggy piece of crap ?

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UK plant bakes its millionth Raspberry Pi

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Nostalgic fortysomething

I am a nostalgic fortysomething, with a RaspberryPi ready and waiting to teach my daughter to program when she is old enough :-)

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The Vulture 2: What paintjob should we put on our soaraway spaceplane?

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Paint the aircraft bright yellow with large RAF roundels.

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Hang in there, Internet Explorer peeps: Gaping zero-day fix coming Tues

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IE rocks

IE rocks - at downloading Firefox.

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In defence of defenestration: Microsoft MUST hurl Gates from the Windows

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Stephen Elop

Put Stephen Elop in charge of Microsoft :-) :-) :-)

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Microsoft to fund Blake's 7 return as Xbox Live exclusive

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Is every other episode going to be a piece of crap?

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Nokia flops out its 4G, 4.7-inch WHOPPER: The Lumia 625

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Great phone.

Does it come in Android?

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Nokia Lumia 925: The best Windows Phone yet

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Android

Great phone. Does it come in Android?

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So, who ought to be the next Doctor Who? It's up to YOU...

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It is kind of a dumb list then isn't it?

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Why can I not vote for Dirk Benedict ?

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MYSTERY Nokia image-mangling mobe spotted in public

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Re: Windows phones built to Microsoft's hardware recipe

"Except that Nokia *have* managed to differentiate themselves from Android."

Yes, but not in a way that will sell many phones.

With Android, Samsung is capturing 43 percent of the handset industry’s profits — the other 57 percent going to Apple. Meanwhile, with Windows Phone, Nokia is capturing nothing. Given that vast disparity in performance, isn’t it about time Nokia and its leadership reassess the company’s commitment to Windows Phone and take a good hard look at Android? [1]

[1] http://allthingsd.com/20130508/time-for-nokia-to-switch-to-android/

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EU boffins in plan for 'more nutritious' horsemeat ice cream

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Sausage

"meaty nourishment such as guts, eyes, tendons, cartilage, other connective tissue of various kinds, brains, hooves, genitals etc etc all tend to go to waste."

I thought that this is what sausages are made of.

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MYSTERY Nokia Lumia with gazillion-pixel camera 'spotted'

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Any colour as long as it is black.

Nice phone, but does it come in Android ?

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Mobile tech destroys the case for the HS2 £multi-beellion train set

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Re: Bussiness.. No I'd rather.

I was not aware that they had internet North of Watford.

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On a train

"Anyone who has actually been on a train recently will know that most of the people on those trains are indeed working."

I spend my time on a train day dreaming out of the window watching the countryside pass by.

No way would I waste this quality time doing work.

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Ground control to major strum: ISS's Hadfield sings Space Oddity

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The problem with the shuttle was that Apollo, even without Saturn V rockets, was so much more capable.

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NASA on alert: International Space Station springs a leak

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Now either die in the black vacuum of space... or tell me how good you thought my song was.

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Desultory figures from Intel as Otellini makes his last call

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Re: ...picks up his leaving card (Wafer?–Ed)...

Caches in his chips ?

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Largest ever spiral galaxy spotted - may give birth to dwarf baby

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Re: They haven't yet..

Arn't almonds radioactive ?

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Children increasingly named after Apple products

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rabbit

My sister and I had a pet rabbit called Acorn when we were young, named after our computer.

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IBM drops Lotus brand from next version of Notes

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Unhappy

I despise Lotus Notes

WTF is the meaning of these LN error messages :

The remote server is not a known TCP/IP host ?

The repeating instance document corresponding to this notice cannot be repeated ?

No HeadlessDBID specified ?

Attempt to execute nested form events ?

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Missed the Venus solar flyby? It's only 105 years to the next one

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Missed the Venus solar flyby?

It's only 105 years to the next one.

Not true. There is an opportunity to view a transit of Venus on August 19th 2030 from the surface of Mars.

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ALIEN ARTIFACTS can best be FOUND ON MOON

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Happy

ALIEN ARTIFACTS

I spent many happy hours trading Alien Items, Artifacts, Weapons, etc as a child in my Cobra Mk III.

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Woomera: Ghosts of Britain's space past

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answers on a postcard

2: Black Knight

5: Ikara

6: Sea Slug

4: Black Arrow

7: Canberra

8: Gloucester Meteor

1 and 3 have me stumped.

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Eleven - if you will - rocktastic music movies

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Megaphone

Others

The Filth and the Fury and Oliver Stone's movie "The Doors" would be on my list.

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