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Developer CEO 'liable for copyright infringement' over unlawful tool

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They install malware (Not just toolbars the impossible to remove without a reinstall variety). The Windows installer is deliberately broken. (Or was for about 6 months).

Not even sure the .jar version is safe.

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Re: Exclusive rights

Most normal people would fail to see the difference between something that records a stream and say recording from the tv or radio.

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UK.gov's web filtering mission creep: Now it plans to block 'extremist' websites

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Re: Well

Well Camron admitted himself to being a fan of that high class escort agency. People such as him are the worst.

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'You're BEAUTIFUL when you're angry' 'You SEXIST PIG!' Xbox One's fresh brouhaha

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Re: So big.

Funny thing most of the time at least with people I know it is not something that happens. Many men seem to be forced to watch absolute garbage on TV.

(Men who are forced to sit and watch stuff they don't want to should get a Wii U).

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Google decides Chromecast TV-stick apps are a whole NEW THING

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Don't think I am going to buy into any more Google stuff than I have already. Weary of too much by one company.

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Do any of these solutions work better than the Windows 8.1 Miracast ? (Those dongles seem to be also dirt cheap).

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Microsoft: SORRY for the BORKED Xbox One disc drives, here's a free game

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The difference is the hoop you will have to jump through if the problem is on the PS4 compared to this.

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City of London cops ARREST 6 suspected to be MICROSOFT COUNTERFEIT RING

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Re: 100k

They are doing exactly what Benjamin Franklin did during the forming of the United States coincidently with British intellectual property. (Money staying in the country is better than money going out - he understood that).

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Meet the BlackBerry wizardry that created its 'better Android than Android'

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Re: "It doesn't mean that QNX is necessarily more secure"

You can run Linux on top of a microkernel that has been done loads of times you can work out the abi.

All the formally verified systems are Microkernels.

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Doctor Who writers Neil Gaiman and Terrance Dicks talk to The Reg

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I just wish they did proper long story arc's when it is needed. You can do much more useful things over say 13 hours than trying to start again each time.

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Stewardess first to book $250k Virgin Galactic 'space trip' with BITCOINS

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Re: Just wait

Those rules don't apply to such as him (and people who are associated with him no doubt).

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Doom god John Carmack teleports from id Software to VR upstart Oculus Rift

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The Treadmill like addon for the occulus rift does look really interesting.

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Google underwrites Firefox another year, even as Chrome outpaces it

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Adblock Plus works best on Firefox. (If it worked as well on IE11 I might well use that).

Sooner or later it will be blocked from stock chrome.

Google has started using the same deceptive tactics Facebook uses. So the gmail accounts I do have I never use the web interface on. Only an actual mail client. I very rarely log in to my Google account in a browser at all. My Android tablet has no information about me at all. (I use the Amazon Appstore even though it is not as good I trust them more.)

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Apple Schill-er: 'I was shocked - SHOCKED! They went and copied the iPhone'

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Re: Pathetic lawsuit

Samsung has done much more useful things. (i.e in Screens / Flash Memory / Even SoC's).

Apple wants to be a fashion accessory how about they have the same rules as fashion has. (i.e you cannot copy the name but the rest is fair game).

Apple has never been in the business of actually doing much of any real benefit to the world.

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PlayStation daddy on new PS4: She's ALL 'PLAY', NO 'Station' this time

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Re: The PS3 was and still is a top-notch product

Depends how they choose to do it. Not sure what the point is where you no longer need anti aliasing.

2 - 7870 Tahiti's in crossfire at £130 each (More in common with the 7900's than the rest of the 7800's like the consoles use)

Motherboard - £75

AMD Piledriver 8 core 4ghz - £150

Something like that.

(Advantage that anything they can do at 30fps you should be able to do at 60fps).

And you get the choice what is acceptable and what isn't (For me anything less than 60fps never will be - The American NES had 60fps it should have never been open to question).

The PS3 (Along with the Saturn) are consoles that will be remembered as forever wasted potential.

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Re: The PS3 was and still is a top-notch product

The PC processor around the time as the PS1 was the original Pentium.

P54C 0.6 µm 75–120 MHz 16 KB 50–66 MHz Socket 5 October 1994

It compared reasonably well when cost was taken into account.

That is no longer the case. It is a PC and it is totally out of date already.

The ipad will overtake these new consoles within a pretty short time frame.

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Re: The PS3 was and still is a top-notch product

I saw a tech demo by AMD of an optimised console next gen engine. That didn't work properly even on a really top end i7 but managed to run just perfect on an under clocked bulldozer. (At 2 Ghz).

Never underestimate the will of console dev's to put in the absolute minimum amount of effort possible into stuff when it comes to porting to the PC.

There is no way something optimised properly for 6 cores will run well on a dual core i3.

EA has already said they are going to support Mantle because it makes things easier for them. Intel / Nvidia will have to do something.

Microsoft as well are one of the few companies who actually understands how to made the AMD architecture work properly at all also. (Any difference could likely be more than accounted for by compiler enhancements).

Nvidia are the worst though when it comes to being deliberately not compatible with standards.

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Winamp is still a thing? NOPE: It'll be silenced forever in December

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Re: useful features

Foobar 2000 is the best - There is also a cut down version that I forget the name of that is a single exe.

More importantly it sounds significantly better than anything else that I know of.

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Gates chokes up, WEEPS to Microsoft shareholders amid talk of CEO hunt

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Windows 8.1 has done lots of stuff that is for no benefit other than mobile.

(Don't get why they didn't just only enable that stuff when something was running from a battery).

For me it has caused loads more hassle than the upgrade from 7-8

(The workaround for the mouse issues is probably more complicated than anything I have had to do since the Windows 3.1 days just to get individual apps to work).

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Sony scoffs at the Microsoft EX-BOX: A MILLION PS4s sell in ONE day

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Funny thing is the guy who made Lemmings came up with the original Grand Theft Auto.

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iPHONE 5c FACTORY SHUTDOWN: Foxconn 'halts' mobe rebrand op

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Premium ?

They are not premium they use 200$ worth of materials whatever they can get at the time.

Some of the others come with 200$ worth of screen at certain times.

They don't even give an option for 500$ of materials (And associated price tag).

Premium stuff whatever you want to pay they are quite happy to let you.

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HAUNTED HOWITZERS, it’s Call of Duty Ghosts

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Re: Single player campaign

2nd worst DRM in the known universe

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Getting it right on the second attempt: Sony Xperia Z1

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Re: Never buying SONY again

They are also implying these things are robust.

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Re: Never buying SONY again

Me neither due to what they did with never fixing the Xperia Play manufacturing defects or upgrading the OS to ICS.

They are going back to their old everything proprietary rip off the customer stuff in other areas as well.

The company ethos is never fix anything if at all possible. (Early PS3's were just as bad as the early xbox 360's but they just lied about it and refused to fix anything. Board reflow is always a manufacturing defect regardless of when it needs to be done if it is done right in the fist place it is never necessary)

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When three Linux journos go crowdfunding

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There is loads of Linux stuff targeted at beginners.

What I might be interested in is something that just had massive amounts of depth on diverse topics.

(Or enough to understand the manpages properly).

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Who’s Who: a Reg quest to find the BEST DOCTOR

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What I am bothered about is Dalek's / Stuff to do with time / None earth planets.

No love interests between the Doctor and any humans. (Bestiality could be a good reason to get them to avoid it. Sad thing is the only way it would happen is if something like the Daily Mail published something on that sort of level)

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Oooh! My NAUGHTY SKIRT keeps riding up! Hello, INTERNET EXPLORER

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Re: a lot of anime fans have a weird hatred of calling anime cartoons

Even that has changed over time. Stuff like Popeye was watched by everybody. (Some of them are never reshown as they are racist). The propaganda episodes of it wouldn't have been much use if only children watched them. (e.g Spinach fer Britain).

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YouTube co-founder either HATES Google+ or his vid account just got HACKED

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It worse with Android. Does all sorts of changes that cannot be reverted just by opening the app.

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GPU secrets unveiled for student cluster warriors

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Nvidia are just like Microsoft used to be. Don't see why they cannot just follow standards.

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Feedly coughs to cockup, KILLS Google+ login as users FLEE

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When Google started doing the same type of tricks Facebook did/does then I stopped logging in to Google wherever possible. (Hardly ever when it comes to browsing).

Just opening the Youtube app on Android (Which I almost never use signed me up to some spam emails from Google. What is more there was no way to revert it).

Those type of tricks don't work if I am not logged in.

Now I use the Amazon Appstore and a Google account with totally fake info on my tablet.

Only use my Gmail accounts via real email clients.

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'It's a joke!' ... Bill Gates slams Mark Zuckerberg's web-for-the-poor dream

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Re: He's Right

Thing about the grand scale is another issue is the one of too many people.

Good thing about no internet is no NSA / GCHQ spying. (Just CIA being indistinguishable from the real bad people you want to avoid anyway.)

Gates is doing far better than nearly all politicians when it comes to actually getting stuff done.

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Snowden leaks latest: BT, Vodafone, Verizon jack GCHQ into undersea fiber

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What I want to know is why the BBC thinks it is any different what we are getting here than what they complained about when they went into East Germany for the first time. (When it comes to surveillance especially).

I thought they were quite reasonable for a while. However now I just watch Al Jazzera. (Because if it is biased it is more likely to be biased against my natural viewpoint).

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Here's what YOU WON'T be able to do with your PlayStation 4

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Re: Console for Convicts

Here is the thing basically nobody can get stuff to scale properly on AMD's architecture. (Even the bulldozer / piledriver one).

The most important thing is making sure either of them is used properly. (Microsoft will make it easy / Sony won't do anything).

They are both terrible compared to how good consoles have been in the past though at release.

(And the dev's will always choose graphics that cannot be handled properly (At 30fps) over it working properly at 60fps).

A £150 video card is loads better than either of the 2 consoles. (2 of them will guarantee being able to run anything they can run at 30fps at 60 for the whole generation).

Within a few years the lastest ipad will destroy either of them as well.

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Locked-up crims write prison software that puts squeeze on grub supplier

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Re: do they get paid?

They should at least be able to be moved to one of the prisons you have to pay yourself to go to. (That the rich go to anyway.)

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A post-Snowden US had better not SQUEAL about Chinese cyber-spying

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China will win (For a hundred years at least).

They say it is for security reasons but in reality it is so any kind of diplomatic discussion is like a game of poker where they alone can see everyone else's cards.

They lied that any of the stuff ever existed so there is no reason whatsoever to believe that they are not also lying about this.

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Re: There is a difference...

If America had paid Britain for the intellectual property that it stole when it first started then it would likely have never got to be the economic powerhouse it is. All China is exactly what they did. (Which is why I think it is fine). They ignore anything they don't like anyway. (See Antigua). Everyone should get a grace period of 200 years same as they had.

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I am a recovering Superwoman wannabee

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Re: What does this have to do with anything?

This topic is someone complaining who has it far easier than loads of other women in the same situation with a really crappy job.

In IT there is loads of second chances. (And at the end of the day its not that important whether money is lost or servers are down for an extra half an hour or day even).

At any given moment not being 100% doesn't have any emotional impact as I am fairly sure making a mistake leading to somebody's death would.

It would be harder for a man to do what she is doing also as women help each other out but won't help out a man in the same situation.

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Re: Ah yes...

I am not sure about that. I think the top surgeons are quite genuine in that. Something happens at a weekend nobody else has the skill. You can drop everything and try to help or let them die because you are the only one who can do it. (I have been in hospitals where family members are not expected to survive and the top guy has come in dropping whatever he was doing. Just done it and succeeded. Explained the best possible chance was for him to do it). As far as I know those kind of things can happen at any time if you are that guy. (Or girl). I see saving somebody's life quite differently to stopping a company losing money.

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What modern people consider hard work is a joke compared to what my grandfather did when he was in his 20's and 30's.

Time in the Army.

12hrs - 5 days a week - 6 hours Saturday Morning.

6pm - 12am studying to be a chartered engineer.

Fixing up a completely empty house up all weekend.

Modern anything is nothing compared to that.

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Silicon Valley 'no-hire pact' lawsuit gets class action status for tech workers

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The thing about computing (All types) is the people doing the work aren't paid enough to finance stuff that progresses the art. (Film directors do things with the money for the good of the art). The odd person (e.g John Carmack) seems to be able to do those sort of things but it is not common.

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Don't crack that Mac: Almost NOTHING in new Retina MacBook Pros can be replaced

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Re: It dissuaded me

Most Apple stuff is used by Designers and Media type people. Followed by hipsters. The people using it for Pro use are a very small part.

Doesn't even have focus follows mouse (Which is absolutely needed to be efficient using it as a desktop *NIX).

The Mac Pro line is totally neglected. (People using it for Logic or video editing or whatever need loads of screens and power).

One application per screen it is designed for.

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Applecare is rubbish support

Obviously you have never had really good support then. (The type that gets someone from the vendor onsite within 2 hours and probably a hotfix before the end of the day. (Old Sun Platinum or decent IBM).

It is worse even than HP having someone onsite fairly quickly with the part and them fitting it.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook v Microsoft's Ballmer: Seconds out, round two!

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Re: Netbook v Tablet & keyboard

I would like a half decent rugged netbook but they just don't exist. (I would use Linux or another *NIX) on it so I don't need Windows don't need a ton of space - 32GB would probably be enough if it took an SDcard. Matte screen. One of the new Core / Haswell hybrid atom's.

Netbook's failed because the OEM's stopped making them. (And MIcrosoft had the stupid rules about how good they could be).

Even if the price was similar an ultrabook wouldn't suit me they are form over function and more than likely not at all robust.

(I want one as a tool not a fashion statement).

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Please, PLEASE, Skype... Don't kill our apps and headsets, plead devs

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Its annoying that the feature to pull any files remotely from your computer was removed from Skydrive in Windows 8.1 (They seem to be taking the Gnome mentality).

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Not so Saucy after all: Ubuntu reveals Mirless Salamander... and what, no Britney?

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Re: The scopes aren't why I'm upgrading

The thing with that though is the Steambox presumably works well with Linux games supporting big picture which seems to be almost none of them (only 79 in total). Lots of the Humble Bundle mandated ports I have tried are terrible. (Super Meat Boy / Bastion).

A Steambox running WIndows Embedded would be much more useful to use as an appliance right now.

Things are changing though. (Football Manager 2014 supporting Linux as a first class citizen seems good).

Pulseaudio still is totally unacceptable for me though.

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Dear Apple: Want to stay in business? Make an iPhone people can afford

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Re: El Reg is getting worse....

They are not really high end.

Not like Ferrari or Meridian or Bentley or Lotus or whatever.

They use 200$ parts + manufacturing every time for the high end models. another 10$ or 20$ worth of flash for the even more expensive ones.

For another 10$ they could make the ipod touches phones.

Tata does make high end stuff (Jaguar).

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Web daddy Tim Berners-Lee: DRMed HTML least of all evils

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Re: He does have a point

The thing about it is it doesn't. (Stuff like the piratebay has a DRM free copy for anybody who wants it).

Netflix in only allowing streaming wastes a large amount of the worlds internet capacity.

(If they just had a box that cached the last n things watched or whatever it would be better.)

Same with analytics if all that was done server side then the internet's shared resource would be utilised more effectively.

DRM shouldn't be in the web it should be an optional add on for something like h264.

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Microsoft covers Brit who penetrated Windows 8.1 with GOLD

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Re: Sorry state of affairs

If that is the situation then you do more as part of the device by whatever means. (ASIC loads of techniques that can be used). Look at how long the CPS3 security system lasted.

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Panasonic throws in towel on plasma tellies, preps for BILLION-dollar kick in pants

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The DNLA software on my Viera is pretty much flawless.

(Plays everything from anything if there is a problem it is never the TV).

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Third of Brits now regularly fondling their slabs, say beancounters

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Re: We'll see the usual pattern ...

Google doesn't seem to do good build quality any longer the Nexus tablets are almost designed to be disposable.

(The Xoom is great / I would probably have upgraded to one of the Nexus ones if it was similar quality but I don't use my tablet enough to justify getting a new one every year.)

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