* Posts by Bob Vistakin

1123 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011

Microsoft giving up on phones? Naaahh ... Windows 10 Mobile lumbers toward release

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Re: Ex-Box One, next up according to financial analysts

What about the hundred they sold in Japan in the second week of June?

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Re: Reset the Spin Dials

Time for a relaunch then - Microsoft Loonier 1.0 sounds great.

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SatNad's purple haze could see Lumia 'killed'. Way to go, chief!

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Re: "I expect Microsoft to kill Lumia, possibly as soon as mid-2016"

How can you kill what is already dead?

And more to the point, why is there no zombie icon?

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Re: wow

My cousin, Clippy MetroZune, was talking to Uncle SurfaceLumia about this just the other day.

Pull up a chair folks for the coming shitstorm when Windows 10 fails...

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Re: So Windows phone

And who'll notice?

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Microsoft issuing FUD as usual

But this is the new microsoft, so the FUD is all about itself.

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Microsoft SLASHES 7,800 bods, BURNS $7.6bn off books in Nokia adjustment

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Fuck

It really is looking like this mythical windows phone will be scrapped before I ever see one in the wild! If anyone does come across one, keep it. Museums will be interested, otherwise there will only be the rumours of its existence as we have now.

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

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Re: Nope

"Microsoft Bob"

Wahay!

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Re: Are you ready? Probably not.

2017: The year of Linux on the desktop, from seeds sown July 29th 2015.

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Microsoft: This Windows 10 build has 'NO significant known issues'

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Re: Jumping to an app starting with a specific letter.

Microsoft - your new windows sounds great, and I'd love to help you with this latest beta due July 29th. When it begins, where do I file bug reports?

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Windows 10 Mobile is shaping up nicely – now Cortana can send emails

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Re: Cortana now has the ability to send emails

Seeing as all the windows mobile users can fit in a phone box its a pretty good bet ms know who they are already.

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Windows 10 is due in one month: Will it be ready?

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Correct. Automatically pushing this beta to end users with no way back is stupid beyond belief. With the loathsome Windows 8.x, it needed someone with at least some tech knowledge to manage the "upgrade". The support problems on even the slightest failure will make the Win8/Vista problems seem like a summer picnic. Think of the skill level of ordinary home users, not Reg readers. Most would be pushed to even tell you what version of Windows they are running.

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Microsoft's magic hurts: Nadella signals 'tough choices' on the way

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Re: End of manufacturing?

Told you so.

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We forget NOTHING, the Beeb thunders at Europe

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Re: Right to be forgotten option

The BBC sure "forgot" John Lydon told them about Jimmy Saville in 1978.

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Microsoft releases free Office apps for half of all Android phones

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IE Next

Because showing correctly formed webpages just doesn't give that authentic microsoft experience.

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So what are you doing about your legacy MS 16-bit applications?

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Speaking of legacy micosoft crap

After such a noteworthy start, did you know they only sold 100 XBox Ones in the whole of Japan last week?

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Brace yourself, planet Earth, says Nokia CEO – our phones ARE coming back from mid-2016

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Re: Philips

Yeah, and Elop is out of a job too - he'll be given as warm a welcome back as the burnt out platform he just scarpered from.

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BOOM! Stephen Elop shuffled out of Microsoft door

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There's s theory his job was just to stop Nokia launching an Android phone, thus making things easier for Microsoft to launch a mobile OS of their own.

Well, the first part is done so he can fuck off now. We're still waiting for the second.

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Testing Windows 10 on Surface 3: Perfect combo or buggy embuggerance?

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I almost feel sorry for Microsoft

Windows 8 - no one wants because its too radical

Widows 10 - no one wants because its not radical enough

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LastPass got hacked: Change your master password NOW

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Re: Security limbo

You may have a point there.

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BlackBerry ponders putting Android on future mobes

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Well, don't forget the beast did once, and it's looking like now windows mobile has failed it will do again.

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Holy SSH-it! Microsoft promises secure logins for Windows PowerShell

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Re: In remission?

"Hi! I'm SShitty, your personal cute connectivity agent. It looks like you're trying to log in to another computer securely using some brand new key exchange based system we've never heard of before. Would you like me to constantly get in your face while you attempt to do that? "

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Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

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Re: Design by Comittee!!!

The problem regarding how to show running apps over multiple desktops was solved by XFCE years ago - with multiple monitors too. I'm sure many other Linux desktops too. Jeez, this "it's new to us so must be new to the world" attitude got old back in the W95 days.

And we see this week the beginnings of the eventual forcing of everyone to upgrade. Upgrade they will, but not the way you think.

I never would have thought ms themselves would fight so hard to make next year the year of Linux on the Desktop. Remember that includes Chromebooks...

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Bank: Without software mojo, Android OEMs are doomed to 'implode'

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"Last week Google announced Google Pay"

It's called Android Pay.

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Apple: Relax, fanbois! We never meant to read your heart rate during wild wrist action

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Re: So .....

You're fapping it wrong.

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Windows 10 won't help. The PC biz is doomed, DOOMED, I TELL YOU

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Correct

I've been playing with Windows 10 this week, so can say with confidence there's absolutely no reason for a Windows 7 user to "upgrade".

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Ericsson to Apple: Cough up for licences or stop selling iPhones, iPads and Watches

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Re: Chuckle!

Your extorting it wrong.

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Boffins turns landfill WinPhones into microscopes

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They chose ms to keep the NSA happy

Remember, ms and open source have an interesting history regarding medical.

All your DNA belong to us.

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Good luck displacing Windows 7, Microsoft, it's still growing

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Re: Windows 10 = Windows 8.10

Spot on.

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Apple in rinky-dink ink stink wristjob admission: Watch IS affected by TATTOOS

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Re: not that big a problem

That's one theory, but there are others.

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What is Apple's idiot tax on Watch these days? 'About $265 or 80%'

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Oh dear. Well, at least no-ones saying "You're wearing it wrong".

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Apple Watch HATES tattoos: Inky pink sinks rinky-dink sensor

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Re: Hardly a bug, is it...

Are all their smartwatches affected?

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Burger me! Microsoft's chainsaw rampage through sacred cow herd

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Do these "sacred cows" include patents?

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Facebook serves up shaved, pierced, tattooed 'butterfly' as CAPTCHA

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Re: Ahhh, machine learning

These kind of gaffs, oddly about the same subject, happen all the time.

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Microsoft: It's TRUE, you'll get Android and iOS apps in WINDOWS

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I wonder who will beta this for them?

Microsoft will have to set up a really big, robust test army to shake all the bugs from this one. Do they have any history of finding people to "help" them with this?

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'Android on Windows': Microsoft tightens noose around neck, climbs on chair

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I give it my full support

Great move, microsoft - keep up this fantastic initiative. Please.

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IBM: We're the reassuringly expensive cloud

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Nothing changes

IBM has always charged 10 times what everyone else does for exactly the same thing. The difference being, it long ago wormed its way into th etop corporations and government so can chum up to them nicely, no matter how nasty their business.

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Oh Em Pee! Giant Android tinkles on Apple in Google Maps graffiti

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"Siri, I'm researching smartphone market share.

Show me an infographic of what's happening out there please."

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Got a big day planned in 15 BEELLLION years? You need this clock

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Re: Sensitivity

They are both correct in their respective local frames of reference, since the laws of physics apply equally to every point in the universe. This is why there can never be such a thing as absolute time.

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Re: Sensitivity

And merely existing. Make 2, synchronise them then fly one round the world. The times on each now differ - which one is right?

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Nokia will be the mobile comeback kid in 2016 – wishful-thinking sources

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Depends on how you define a smartphone. I say the acid test is if it can multitask properly, as indeed was seen on Symbian. Embracing full Linux naturally extends that to Android. More basic designs, such as the iPhone and anything from microsoft are more like enhanced feature phones in this respect.

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Re: Dust-off the archives

Great idea, and no-one to ruin it this time, either :-)

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But microsoft has roared so far ahead they can't ever be caught now

When they "killed" Nokia they had almost zero market share. Look how well they've done since - Nokia must be mad to try to overtake them. Didn't they learn anything from being told they were on a burning platform?

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Microsoft set to penetrate Cyanogen, promises app-y ending

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Re: History is not on their side

@AC You forgot "who raped and murdered her best friend" and "who also stole your dinner money".

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History is not on their side

Here we go

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What's Meg Whitman fussing over: The fate of HP ... or the font on a DISRUPTIVE new logo?

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Re: Green Rectangle

The Green Rectangle looks like what you see in the status bar of a smartphone as its about to shut down because the battery is flat. And it told you so.

How much did someone get paid to come up with this?

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What's that THUD sound? It's your Lumia's best feature after unflashing Windows 10

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Tut tut tut

Way to go on getting that market share above floor noise.

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Hungry Apple fanbois can now buy a lunch date with Tim Cook

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It's an old joke, but quite relevant.

"Now we've established what you are, let's talk more about that price."

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Cram my freebies into Android phones and get a royalty discount, says Microsoft (allegedly)

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Don't be evil

As if anyone had any doubt who Google had in mind when it took on that slogan.

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There’s a whole mobile world out there – here’s how to manage it

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