* Posts by unwarranted triumphalism

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'I don't NEED to pay' to watch football, thunders EU digi-czar

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Re: Good luck on that one.

Are you claiming that football is a public good?

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Égalité, Fraternité - Oui, peut-etre. Liberté? NON, French speedcam Facebookers told

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Re: Google Waze

No, they couldn't possibly do that. It's a violation of their Yooman Rights, you see.

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Furious GTA V gamers seek similar ban on violent, misogynistic title: the Holy Bible

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Re: I don't see how this could be true

Your fedora is at a particularly jaunty angle at the moment.

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I don't see how this could be true

I've been assured, repeatedly, by readers of The Register, that not only are gamers all mature responsible adults, but that there is no religion-bashing going on here.

So obviously there must be some kind of misunderstanding.

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I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm

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Re: Sad, y'know?

'we're not condemning the guy'

I am. He made an appalling error of judgement in a professional setting and should be fired.

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Pixel mania: Apple 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display

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Re: Att unwarranted triumphalism

...and if I ever feel the need to edit 4K video, I'll be sure to look for a shiny underpowered toy to do that on.

Actually, no, I'll choose a computer instead.

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Re: Att unwarranted triumphalism

No, I recently swapped from Mac to PC and have no reason to regret my decision. Saved a lot of money as well.

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Re: Att unwarranted triumphalism

No, I built a PC with more performance than that thing for half the price Apple are wanting.

I don't care about resolution - who's going to use 5K-whatever-it-is anyway?

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Re: Really?

Irrelevant. I don't care about the resolution.

And there's no point claiming it's a usable display if you can't connect any other source to it.

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I see from the specs that it has less performance for the PC I built 6 months ago for half the money.

Well done Apple.

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MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

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Wasn't this the plot of an 'Archer' episode?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Race_%28Archer%29

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iPad AIR 2 and iPad MINI 3, 5K iMac: World feels different today – and it IS

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'quad-core Intel Core i5 processors running at 3GHz'

Welcome to 2012.

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Vanmoof Electrified Bike: Crouching cyclist, hidden power

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Re: Good news

I get on in my workplace just fine, thanks. Maybe because I'm not the kind of loser who rides a bike.

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Good news

Another way to detect no-mark unemployable losers.

Arrive on one of these and your P45 will be ready before you've come to a halt.

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Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK

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Re: £699

'good quality sound output'

The only method I have found for getting *that* from an iDevice is to use an external DAC to bypass the headphone output that Apple may have spent as much 1p on.

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No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate

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Anti-religious bigotry must pay well.

But I guess there are jobs I can't take on, either.

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e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt

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Re: Clusterf**k

It's obviously QA's fault for reporting all those defects.

Our code is perfect; there can't be anything wrong with it!

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Re: Tears roll down my cheeks

...and then being re-hired as consultants for twice the money.

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EE network whacked by 'PDP authentication failure' blunder

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Coming to the end of my contract with EE...

Can't come too soon.

Apart from the creepy multiple phone calls (every day) begging me to stay with them, I'm a big fan of their habit of randomly dropping carrier on me, taking 5 minutes to load web pages, and responding to all attempts to send email from my smartphone with an SMTP error messgae in French.

A colleague has recommended GiffGaff - any good?

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Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations

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It's still Apple's fault.

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Can it be true? That I hold here, in my mortal hand, a nugget of PUREST ... BLACK?

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Old News

E. E. 'Doc' Smith, inventor of space opera, used this stuff for stealth warfare... in 1951.

So there.

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Say goodbye to the noughties: Yesterday’s hi-fi biz is BUSTED, bro

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Re: This new stuff looks boring

Pretty much. And it's distracting, too.

A single LED - to indicate its power status - should be quite sufficient.

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We need to talk about SPEAKERS: Sorry, 'audiophiles', only IT will break the sound barrier

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Re: Bah!

Suitably grumpy, nice work. :)

Still sticking with the traditional boxes, now I'm wealthy enough to upgrade, I'm old enough not to notice the difference.

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Cambridge's tiny superconducting magnet breaks strength record

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Re: Three tonnes of force?

Will 29.43kN make you feel happier?

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We got behind the wheel of a Tesla S electric car. We didn't hate it

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Re: Wow. FUD sprayers are *still* at the electric car?

Some very interesting info, thank you for that. Especially the account of how it deals with cold weather; I had been curious.

There's certainly an argument that for the journeys the vast majority of car owners do - under 10 miles in mostly urban areas - that this vehicle is an excellent choice. I find it a bit odd that so many commenters will suddenly, with no warning, need to undertake a drive of over 300 miles. Perhaps those bringing up this objection are either projecting their particular use case onto everyone ('I need to do this, therefore so does everyone'), or maybe it's a case of FUD as you allude to.

It's good to hear some positive feedback to counter the relentless negativity.

Would I buy one? When you pry my Scott CR1 Pro from my cold dead hands, then maybe I'll consider it. :)

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Saddle up for the Tour de Firmware

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Re: What a waste . . .

What topic? Explain what you mean.

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Re: Missed some

Uninsured?

Third party insurance for riding a bike comes for free with household insurance policies.

I have additional third party cover from my British Cycling membership.

Try again.

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Re: What a waste . . .

'Go back and re-read...'

No, we're done here.

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Re: What a waste . . .

Good to see that you're proud of your hypocrisy. Well done.

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Splash! Three times as much water as ALL of Earth's oceans found TRAPPED underground

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At least you get to feel superior, and that's all that's important.

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I see that as usual you couldn't resist getting in a dig at religious people. Well done.

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Mobe-orists, beware: Stroking while driving could land you a £4k fine

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Doesn't happen

Supply details of just ONE alleged incident, with full names and addresses of all persons involved, registration details of all vehicles involved, exact date&time, and the coordinates, and I'll believe you.

Until then I'm calling BS.

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Users folder vanished after OS X 10.9.3 update? Here's a fix

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And people say Macintoshes don't do anything...

Yeah they do, they occupy space.

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Ads bandog berates Virgin Media in BSkyB broadband bumf bust-up

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Whereas the fee I am paying for not having Sky is £0.00.

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Firefox, is that you? Version 29 looks rather like a certain shiny rival

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This is all Apple's fault.

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Fixing OpenSSL's Heartbleed flaw will take MONTHS, warns Secunia

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I notice you're letting Apple off the hook for this one.

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BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*

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Re: Funny

It was at lunchtime. Who goes to a meeting at luchtime?

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Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS

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Article is incorrect

Only Apple products fail.

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Anatomy of OpenSSL's Heartbleed: Just four bytes trigger horror bug

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'...the blunder is far worse than Apple's gotofail...'

No it isn't.

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Australian bureaucrats to journalist: 'Give us back our bits'

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What if he sends them...

A picture of a spider?

http://www.27bslash6.com/overdue.html

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Collective SSL FAIL a symptom of software's cultural malaise

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Re: Goto

The JPL coding standards forbid it, with good reason.

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15,000 London coppers to receive new crime-fighting tool: an iPad

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Smartwater

That would void the warranty.

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Dell disputes 15k layoff figure: Only a few staffers accepted 'voluntary separations'

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Apple are the real villains here.

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Troll-hunting cases SPIKED in 2012... but remain high

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Re: A nest of men who co-ordinate attacks on women

How awful, she's hurt your feelings.

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Smog-hit Beijing shows sunsets on a giant TV to remind people what the sun looks like

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An easy solution...?

If any smart-alec wants to suggest that Beijing use Boris' solution to particulate pollution -http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15762967 - they can feel free.

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Reg man inhales the smooth, non-cancerous, taste of USB nicotine

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Aren't e-cigs the same as...

http://www.nicorette.co.uk/products/inhalator ?

They claim it to be 'clinically proven'.

So do the Puritan Brigade find this more, or less, objectionable than the other e-cigs on the market?

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I see the Puritan Brigade have assembled...

Not that they have anything constructive to say, just the usual scare stories.

An e-cig helped me quit nearly 5 years ago and I have not used nicotine since, nor have I been tempted to.

But you're not interested in success stories, are you?

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BLAST OFF! NASA's MAVEN Mars probe ROARS into orbit

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Re: Biased reporting...

In other words you have nothing, apart from a rather bizarre and meaningless insult.

Disappointing.

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