* Posts by Bob Vistakin

1047 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011

Bradley Horowitz on ailing Google+: Islands in the stream, that is what we are ...

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Facebook is the worlds people directory.

Linked In is the worlds business directory.

Google+ is for everyone else.

Clear now?

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Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

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Re: Microsoft bribery scandal in Romania -> no Microsoft licenses anymore in the public sector

Tut tut tutitty tut.

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Acer enters Windows Phone fray with cheap Liquid M220 mobe

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Re: Just as well...

The desperation is strong in this one.

One mans floor noise is anothers market share.

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Re: Seriously? Still on about apps?

People with bank accounts do look for an app to do their banking on. Seriously. People who buy things from shops like to use that shops app on their phone. Seriously. What little Windows phone had, is actually shrinking. That Serious enough for you?

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FORK ME! Uber hauls GitHub into court to find who hacked database of 50,000 drivers

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Re: How is this github's problem?

Exactly. Get Vint Cerf in whilst you're at it - if it wasn't for him, none of this would have happened.

Memo to Uber: The horse bolted because you left the door open.

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Google to tame Android's Wild Wild West to please suits

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Re: The biggest problem with Android in the business...

Sadly true.

Oh for the good old days of J2ME.

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MP resigns as security committee chair amid 'cash-for-access' claims

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Re: So there won't be a Lord Straw then?

Others sat out the war safe and sound in jail in Blighty, whilst their fellow nationals risked their lives for them.

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So there won't be a Lord Straw then?

What a shame. Such a nice guy.

Mind you, his father was a coward, his son a drug pusher and his brother a sex offender. Now his fiddle during the great corruption exposure is all forgotton, it's time he was left alone - after all, what harm has he done to anybody?

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LinkedIn values your privacy at ONE WHOLE LOUSY DOLLAR

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Linked In: "Where resumes go to die"

A high profile Google employee said that to me at a conf last year - off the record in a bar - but I thought it fascinating to see what these big data companies thought of each others antics. I somehow managed to resist any smart ass quips about it dodging the tumbleweeds of Google+ on its way there.

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Apple design don Jony Ive: Build-your-own phone is BOLLOCKS

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Re: One size fits all, fits nobody

Here's Steve Jobs saying you'd have to file your fingers down to use a 7 inch device.

Here's an iPad 7, Apples 7 inch iPad.

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Microsoft leaves the Rooms. How will Windows Phone OS users make to do lists?

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Google just ditched GTalk too

Hey you never know, perhaps Skype and Hangouts will become one? Hmm, thought not.

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Interstellar sci-fi WORMS its way into spinning black hole science FACT

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Can't be right

You'd not ever see the black part that way. The matter is being sucked in all round it in 3 dimensions. If you were anywhere safe in its line of sight all the matter in front of you would obscure your view of the hole itself, in fact probably making it a bright light as it all heats up on its way to oblivion.

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HELP! Windows Phone update 8.1 broke my Lumia

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Re: Just for the record: My iPhone 6+ still working fine

Boy, aren't you the lucky one.

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Re: Just for the record: My iPhone 6+ still working fine

You mean it's still automatically adjusting itself to the shape of your trousers each time you pocket it?

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BBC bins pricey Windows Media, Audio Factory goes live

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That's a shame.

I love listening to audio through windows media, running ie under vista streamed from azure on leap years.

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Android Patent Dispute: Microsoft, Samsung hug it out

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Woahhh - lemme guess what's next

So Samsungs Android sales start to tank, just as microsoft start thrashing about with their Loonier phones and whining once again about how the next version of windows will solve mankinds problems.

In other words, they really, really need someone else to make the smartphone hardware their garbage can ruin ...

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Microsoft: Even cheapo Lumias to get slimmed down Windows 10

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Does this mean one day they actually might make more money on their own mobile efforts than they extort from the work of others?

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IBM chasing ex-staffers for $20 payments

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IBM being nasty? Surely not.

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Mad Frankie Maude hangs up his axe

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Re: So what's he achieved exactly?

Jerrycan took first prize in taking the piss during the great corruption exposure by claiming London allowances for a flat he owned yards from his house.

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Turbocharged quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 unleashed, global geekgasm likely

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Re: Competitors dead in the water?

Android ICS has already been ported to the Pi, but as it turned out it just about fit but with no room for apps and clunky performance. Both are addressed handsomely with this new model. Can't comment on how iOS or Windows Mobile works on it since in this IOT crazy world their owners wisely stuck to their closed source model...

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Sorry, admins: Microsoft says NO new Windows Server until 2016

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Windows? As a *server*???

People actually do this? Blimey.

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BITE that APPLE if you want to escape the Android garden, Microsoft

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One word: Xiomi

Wherever did the idea Androids fortune relies solely on Samsung come from? Not here.

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Facebook's mobile ad bonanza brought it record returns in 2014

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Re: Bubble coming up for bursting?

It does look like something is about to go boom, big time.

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Spartan on Windows 7? Microsoft is 'watching demand'

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Clippy needs to come back

"Hi! I see you're tying to view a standards compliant webpage any quality browser released in the last 5 years has no trouble with, but you're using instead a microsoft browser. If you insist on doing this, you now have 2 choices - you can either see it quickly, but with totally broken alignment and horribly chosen fonts, or slowly with that the other way round."

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Welcome to Spartan, Microsoft's persuasive argument for... Chrome

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If it can be used for the sole purpose IE is, that is to download Chrome on a new Windows install, it'll do fine.

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LEAKED: Samsung's iPHONE 6 KILLER... the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Re: Why should Apple be worried?

Obviously because it's pretty much the same as an iPhone 6 but doesn't bend when you use it normally.

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SCREW you, GLASSHOLES! Microsoft unveils HoloLens

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Re: A new term to describe them?

Me toos

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Re: A new term to describe them?

Massholes

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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Correct Dave. You see, microsoft are so loved they actually need a reason for people to loath them just to get real.

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Windows 10, day ZERO ... Will Nadella be the HERO?

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Re: Microsoft

Regarding how microsofts mobile "partners" got on in the past, it's amazing to think this was written 4 years ago now.

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On the plus side, I hear shares in this company go up each time a lorry full of their product is delivered to Redmond.

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Re: Pffftt...

Congrats and get this down yer neck lad ----------------------------------------->

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Re: Apps aren't the problem? Rubbish!

They are wriggling really hard now though.

Lumbered with an appless turkeyphone? There's an ugly rumour they will try to fix that by leeching even more from Android than they already do with their extortion racket. Jeepers, if that isn't recognition their own mobile comedy efforts are over I don't know what is.

Hey, and thanks to the pair of you who actually did write a native windows mobile app but you needn't have bothered, actually.

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It is the Microsoft way to quite literally not know what day it is.

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Demon Internet goes TITSUP: Outage borks ancient ISP

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Perhaps this car dealer uses them as an ISP

Since their site recently died too.

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UNDER A VEST: Man cuffed for smuggling 94 iPhones strapped to his body

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Re: Embaressing moment....

Clearly, since this guy was walking like C3P0 he could have just said he's testing their bendability.

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Checkmate, GoDaddy – Google starts flogging dot-word domain names

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That's the real issue. No-one is going to use the new extensions - web users won't recognize them as addresses and they are all stupid money anyway. Since all the decent .com domains were bough up 15 years ago, and even the vowel-dropping variants 10 years ago, unless you really want xsqgglyfy.com or whatever, the only real business is waiting up to a year for renewal time and seeing how much you'd save transferring over.

its time for every other registrar on the planet to invest in new underwear.

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DAMN YOU! Microsoft blasts Google over zero-day blabgasm

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Re: Sorry, but Google were uttely wrong.

Please Google, don't be horrid to us. By the way, thanks for moving the needle above floor noise for us with our mobile revenue.

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One Sync to rule them all: How Microsoft plans to fix OneDrive

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Re: How did they make this so complicated?

I'd like to know if it's compatible with WinRT :-)

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Windows XP beats 8.1 in December market share stats

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Re: Support is impossible

@Jim 59 And so it begins.

Apple invented the smartphone.

Microsoft invented the computer.

Google invented the internet.

And we all lived happily ever after in whatever la la land we're told to.

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Re: Support is impossible

@ZanzibarRastapopulous

You still talking about Win 8? If they are prepared to ditch everything they know, your reasoning applies to any of the modern Linux distros.

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Re: Support is impossible

@Dave steady on now. Even his colleagues from the Church group etc are all on Win 7. Should they ditch theirs too? You know how long it takes for them to get used to it?

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Re: Support is impossible

Agreed, unless the person requesting support had spent a lifetime helping you. By telling them to avoid Win 8, I am helping him - its just the nasty way ms have stacked things up so those who don't know about the emperors new clothes tell him otherwise.

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Support is impossible

Not from ms, but from us poor IT admins for friends and family. I had someone this Christmas asking what laptop to buy from PC World - a good family friend in his 70's. I told him to try to get a Win 7 one so that I could help him set it up when he got home and with the occasional err, "hiccup" he will inevitably encounter. So he tried this and at the store was insistent he didn't want the hated Win 8 on, and was told straight it wasn't possible. In the end he was totally bamboozled into getting one with excellent hardware, ruined by Win 8 - something even Vista would have been an improvement over. So what the fuck do I do when he asks me for help? What do I advise others to do who ask the same question?

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Microsoft flings Office apps for Android slabs at world+dog

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Re: "a screen size between 7 and 10.1 inches "

A lot of people have really taken the piss out of Microsoft over the years. At the end of this video, you can at last see what its founder does with it.

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Cheap Android phones? Bah! How about a $29 mobe from Microsoft?

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Nah.

Lower would be to have branded this as a Microsoft or Windows phone. Someone there isn't that stupid - Joe public at this end takes one look at these and knows nothing about how Nokia was raped and murdered by them, so just sees this years new Nokia phone.

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Secretive Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi gets TALKY over HUGE sales

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Microsoft will be pleased

At all the Android extortion fees this Chinese company must be paying them.

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Apple's 16GB iPhones are a big fat lie, claims iOS 8 storage hog lawsuit

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You're GigaByting it wrong

Lets start 2015 off the same way it's always been, eh suckers?

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The Shock of the New: The Register redesign update 4

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Curious - why no Linked In share icon?

I'm sure you've discussed this internally and the outcome is "no", but since I'm involved in making the same decision for various sites I'd be really interested in your reasoning.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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"Affects IE8 + IE9 users only"

So if quality browsers are unaffected what's the problem? You also gonna sort out that scrolling glitch on Netscape 1, and how about the lack of images in Lynx?

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