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Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast

Timmay

Re: which will die in 2 weeks.

@ theodore - buy from a reputable brand, from a reputable dealer, at least you can replace it under warranty if the worst happens. Only time I've heard of MicroSD cards dying is when buying dirt cheap (knock offs) from eBay, from China (for example)

Besides, who's to say this USB device won't be as unreliable.

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Or if mass storage is important to you on your mobile, get a (proper) phone with a MicroSD slot, and bung in a 64GB card.

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Hey, Michael Lewis: Stop DEMONISING Wall Street’s SUPERHUMAN high-speed trading

Timmay

Re: Peasants and pheasants

Ahhhhhhhhhhh, lazy reading

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Timmay

Peasants and pheasants

> But that front running is something entirely different from the basic concept of HFT itself. Bit like a shotgun perhaps: which can be used to get yummy peasants* for tea or to take out the troublesome ex. One isn't a problem, the other is a crime – although both use the same tool.

Perhaps pheasants for peasants?

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'iPhone 6' with '4.7-inch' display 'coming soon', but '5.5-incher' 'delayed'

Timmay

When are we going to get all-display phones similar to in that picture? I know it's just a display, but give me that as a phone!

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Ancient telly, check. Sonos sound system, check. OMG WOAH

Timmay

Re: Snobby

Bass, goddammit!

Ritually thrashing myself with reeds as we speak.

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Snobby

Call me a snob, but whenever I see the word "Sonos" followed by it "blowing" someone away, I smack my head in despair. Doubly so when it's a super expensive device attempting to recreate a home cinema listening experience out of one single box under your telly.

I feel the same way about those single-box Bose systems you always see marketed the hell out of at airports - they've just put a largish speaker in a box, turned the loudness and base equalisers up to 11, and gone "wurrrgh, that goes LOUD, better put a big price on it".

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BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

Timmay

You just summed up all my arguments and opinions in a few very succinct and readable paragraphs. Thanks, have an upvote.

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Got 4G? Wake up, grandad. We're doing 4.5G LTE-A in London - EE chief

Timmay

Re: Fur coat and no knickers.

Weird, I used to have both a work Vodafone iPhone, and my personal Three Xperia Z - I would frequently look at the iPhone and it rather desperately reported "Searching..." while the Xperia was on a few bars of signal with H+ data. Never did I see it the other way around.

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Re: Hello Grandad!

You said: "my Android Phone. In the it bricked itself when trying to load an updated cyanogen release"

You meant: "my Android phone. I bricked it when I unlocked the bootlocker and rooted it, thus voiding the warranty, and installed a third-party/unsupported operating system"

I had an iPhone once. Loved it, but it broke when I smashed it to pieces with a hammer. Piece of shit.

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WhatsApp founder: Believe us, internet! 'Twas a DODGY network router WOT DONE IT

Timmay

Re: really?

What he meant to say was the router subsystem experienced a temporary end of life fault due to the incorrect administrative application of pressure to the electrical control switch while attempting to facilitate the restart of an automated water caffeination system.

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Another U.S. state set to repeal rubber duck ban

Timmay

*facepalm*

Only in the USA

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BBC: Hey, Atos, old buddy. Here's a cheque for £285m, fill your boots

Timmay
FAIL

ATOS

What an utter disaster of a company.

That is all.

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Snowden saga scares Oracle away from spy-flick sponsorship

Timmay

Re: Damned if HE did, Damned if HE did

MariaDB? Monty likes to get his fingers in as many dirty pies as possible, especially if it's a pie Oracle has just used the withdrawal method on

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Apple and Samsung STILL in bitchfight over banning ancient mobes

Timmay

Re: whack-a-samsung-hammer

@ jai - not quite... yes, we have decent stuff now, but imagine what products might be out had these companies pushed the investment into R&D. Maybe the same, but maybe something even better, we'll never know.

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Don't go away, IBM and SAP – Larry's not finished with you yet

Timmay

Pah, piddly division one

> The question is this: which of the firms from division two can break into and lead division one?

Forget division one, I'm gonna lead the premiership!!

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'I had a rare Twitter handle... I was extorted into giving it up'

Timmay

"I had a rare Twitter handle..."

There's only one Twitter handle like mine - that's pretty rare too, right?

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Amazon reports rare profit and is punished by Wall Street

Timmay

Stock market

The joke that is the stock market reveals its same old punchline.

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NASA's Opportunity rover celebrates 10 years on Mars with a FILTHY selfie

Timmay

I hope you're joking...

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Now THAT'S a sunroof: Solar-powered family car emerges from Ford labs

Timmay

@ noem

> All in all it's nice to see an automotive giant like ford producing eco-friendly vehicles, but it seems a bit half baked.

Or indeed over-baked, if what you're suggesting is true...

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Skype's Twitter account, blog hacked to spread anti-Microsoft messages

Timmay

@ cornz 1

I applaud you for your pedantic correction of the English language, but over here we don't say Jan 2nd, it's 2nd Jan - smallest unit first, just like dd/mm/yy rather than the backward mm/dd/yy

I hate that Hollywood film adverts are changing our language - "a Jerry Bruckheimer film, coming October 2nd...", grrrrrrr, noooo, FUCK OFFFFFFF

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Ho, ho, HOLY CR*P, ebuyer! Etailer rates staff on returns REJECTED

Timmay

Re: Equal opportunities?

BlackAdder, this is Bob.

It's a funny name for a girl, sir.

Yes, it would be a funny name for a girl, but it's a perfectly normal name for a strapping young lad like Bob, eh Bob?

Yes sir.

Bob should be a great help, He has a marvellous sense of humour.

He, sir? He, he?

See, you're laughing already.

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Timmay

Re: Humbug!

"May the Yuletide log slip from your fire and burn your house down!"

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Shivering boffins nail Earth's coldest spot

Timmay

Re: Pfff. Slightly chilly at best.

Stop lying - you're on The Reg, you don't have a wife. Or partner. Or friends.

The only comfort you (we) have is the glowing warm lights of electronic gadgetry, and even that's being taken away with the use of cold LEDs. :(

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Salesforce slaps Amazon, Google with glove: 'I'm THE FIRST $1bn-quarter enterprise cloud biz'

Timmay

Re: Azure

To be fair, he is quite overly specific in his claim, the "first $1bn per quarter enterprise cloud business", where Azure is probably a $1 billion per year business, and besides which, Microsoft isn't just an "enterprise cloud business".

You have to love these very specific statements though - "I'm the highest earning person in the world who's name is Tim and posts on The Register under the name of Timmay"

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Timmay

Re: Let me get this straight...

Could not agree more - sorry, we only made $8.22 billion profit last year, rather than the $8.25 billion YOU thought we should make. You may proceed to dump our shares now, while we simultaneously sack all our lower-level staff to cut costs, and award our executives pay increases.

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We go joyriding in the Google Maps-killer's ROBO-CAR

Timmay

@ Kristian Walsh

All sounds great, except I just looked (for the first time) at my area on here.com, and found that my side street isn't mapped! Granted, the flats have only been here for 50 years or so, but still....

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Timmay

I can't explain why, but on the face of it this all looks wonderful, but I still can't help feeling a little underwhelmed - I'm sure the results will be very impressive, but until they get anywhere near the sheer coverage which Google Street View has, will many/any use it, apart from die-hard Google-haters?

Also, Google aren't stupid, who knows what they have brewing in the Chocolate Factory in this area... either way, it is all quite exciting for us, the consumers!

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Bitcoin mining rig firm claims $3m revenue in just FOUR DAYS

Timmay

D'oh

Kicking myself that I didn't buy that £400 Radeon GPU a few years ago, purely to experiment with Bitcoin production....... think I spent it on beer instead, but I know which was more fun

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You've been arrested for computer crime: Here's what happens next

Timmay

I realise, I just found it humorous. Well, a bit humorous, probably about a 2.

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Timmay

> "1 is the lower end of illegal through to 5 at the extreme end of the scale."

Heh, this is a bit illegal, and this is really illegal.

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NYSE preps for MILLIONS of trades in Twitter IPO stress-tests

Timmay

Twitter ticker = TWIT?

I still don't get Twitter, and therefore I doubly don't get the point in floating it.

Still, I guess when it comes to trading, it doesn't matter what "it" is you're trading in - could be worn shoe soles, or even thin air - so long as there's a ticker representing it and a price that goes up or down, there's money to be made.

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

Timmay

Re: Options.

"I don't want Linux or need it"

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"Thats why I have"..."a chromebook for the laptop"

Umm....

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Timmay

Re: No internet for the rest of the month ?

Haha, good one. I actually don't like Windows 8 that much myself, I just think you're all massively overblowing this - "but but but, what if a user has a thousand brand new Windows 8 machines, running off a 2400 baud modem, can't get the machines to decent internet, and hasn't got an email address to create an account on the store anyway?"

Well, then sure, no nice start button for them.

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Timmay

Re: RE Broadband limits @Timmay

Ahhh whatever, I can see all your points, I just think it's massively overblown because it's cool to diss Windows 8.

Anyway, it can't be a big issue, because I didn't think anyone was using it? :p

<runs away, beer o'clock>

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Timmay

Yeah, because somewhere (a business I'm guessing) that is operating FIFTY Windows 8 machines behind it is going to have a limited broadband connection.

And even if they did, 175GB is less than the 300GB per month limit which BT's "unlimited" CONSUMER service had ages ago, and everyone got their knickers twisted over.

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All cool kids' phones run ALTERNATIVE alternative custom Android ROM

Timmay

What's the point?

I'm going to get downvotes here, but it's an honest question, so look a puppy straight in the eye before you hit that down button:

I've got a recent top of the line Android smartphone, 6 months old - can someone please explain what actually is the point in these alternative ROMs, and what makes something like Cyanawhatever special, and why I should be using it?

FWIW, my phone doesn't crash, battery life is pretty good, and I've rooted it and removed all the branded apps from the stock ROM, so what will Cyanogen give me?

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Let police track you through your mobe - it's for your OWN GOOD

Timmay

Handset manufacturers already build in emergency call functionality into the software (locked screen 999/911 calling for example), so draw up a framework/method for sharing handset-supplied location information, and mandate an extension to the existing emergency call functionality which enables GPS/cell/wifi derived location sharing only at the point the emergency call is made.

Sure, current handsets probably won't get this, but the mobile phone replacement cycle is so quick for most people, it would be quick (couple of years after being introduced) to reach a large proportion of the population. And given Ofcom and legislation moves at a glacial pace anyway, if it happened before 2020 it'd be quick enough.

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Tech specs wreck: Details of Google's Nexus 5 smartphone LEAKED over interwebs

Timmay

Re: The sad thing is..

Xperia Z

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Icahn to Cook: 'Buy back $150bn of Apple's stock, or tell me why you won't'

Timmay

Re: Thought

Hah, I like this idea - use the $150b to buy iCahn himself and everything he owns

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Timmay

Re: Corporate finance

The reason Apple don't want to do this is because they know their gravytrain will come to an end sometime, maybe soon, maybe just temporarily - therefore, when the shit hits the fan, they can begin to use their cash assets to slowly buy back and support the stock price, until the second coming of Jobs perhaps.

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WET SPOT found on MARS: NASA rover says 'high percentage'

Timmay

Only now?

How has this amazing fact only just been discovered? I thought the whole point of most of the recent missions to Mars was basically to look for water - were we really only driving about hoping to stumble across rivers and streams?

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Dodgy 'iMessage for Android' app deep-sixed by Google

Timmay

Re: Really, who uses iMessage anyway?

A WhatsApp account only works from one device.

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Timmay

So they removed it from the Play Store, but left it on my device, therefore there's no way to remove it without going into Settings > Applications

if I wasn't a geek, how would I know to do this? I would have hoped it would still show as a placeholder in My Installed Apps list in the Play Store, and allow me to uninstall it only.

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Facebook Frankenphoto morgue will store cold, dead selfies FOREVER

Timmay

Useful outside of old Facebook photos

Just because the technology was developed for what you regard as a pointless purpose, doesn't mean that is all it is useful for.

To be honest, if Facebook keep developing interesting technologies and then sharing them with the world in case anyone else has a use for it, I'm all for it.

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