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* Posts by Irongut

1149 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012

Giving your old Tesco Hudl to Auntie June? READ THIS FIRST

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Its for the freaking children!

This guy lost any credibility he had when he played the paedo card.

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You'll find Yoda at the back of every IT conference

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HA!

I am indeed the Yoda at the back that tells the presenter he's wrong, his product is shit, it's overpriced or all three. I look more like an extra from Game of Thrones though so presenters usually look a bit nervous when I get going.

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Hackers' Paradise: The rise of soft options and the demise of hard choices

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What a load of bull

According to this article malware is all the fault of IBM and MS. If we were all using minicomputers running Unix it would not exist.

The Morris Worm disagrees.

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Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

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Re: But this has four!!

A pen is a single function tool, you use it to write things.

A computer is a multi function tool, you can use it to write things, play music, games, films, watch TV, run a factory, run a power station, run a ship, fly a plane, keep in touch with friends, spy on your neighbours, etc, etc, etc. So obviously a computer needs a general purpose operating system to make it work, not a single program with a single function.

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FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'

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Re: ORLY? @Steve Davies 3

Mobile device charing points?

Some kind of barbecue or is it more high tech?

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The internet just BROKE under its own weight – we explain how

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You pay peanuts, you get shite.

I have no problems at home or work but my method of choosing ISP doesn't start and end with "who is the cheapest?"

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Uber and Lyft sitting in a tree, 'c-a-n-c-e-l-l-i-n-g each other's rides'

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approaching IPO-level revenue

So they're losing hundreds of millions, a figure which increases monthly, and there is no sign of them ever making a profit then?

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Online tat bazaar eBay coughs to YET ANOTHER outage

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Ya pay peanuts, ya get crap.

Works for me on a decent ISP.

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Gartner's Special Report: Should you believe the hype?

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Re: Hype-cycles.

You could really, just think of all the IT businesses that ride these hype trains until they run out of steam then jump ship to the next big hype train. Let me give you one for free... IBM.

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Ancient pager tech SMS: It works, it's fab, but wow, get a load of that incoming SPAM

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SPAM?

What SPAM?

The only SMS SPAM I get comes from my bank asking me if I want a loan of up to £1.2k once a week. Other than that I've never seen any text message SPAM.

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BT offers vanilla mobile deal to biz bods

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a captive audience

Only if they kidnap them. How else do BT get any customers for their substandard services?

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Google pulls Gaza games from Play store

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Re: There are still some games out there...

There is a moral difference but I think you've got it the wrong way round. Realistic FPS games about a war glorify it far more than some stupid Mario rip off. They show what looks like real people being shot, dismembered, tortured and dying and then ask the player to join in. Can you think of a better strategy to kill as many Palestinians as possible than the Israeli army? Give it a go...

Personally I prefer my FPS in the Doom mould rather than the CoD mould. I'm much happier blasting demons, zombies, robots, etc than people.

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I think the issue here is that this war is current whereas the Afghanistan and Iraq wars are (officially) over. So it's ok to glorify a historical war but not a current one.

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Sony reads the future, quits e-reader market says German report

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Re: <shakes head>

"it won't be long before people are commonly making more use of the otherwise unproductive time "wasted" when walking around"

That time is not wasted. I come up with some of my best ideas while walking to work in the morning. Time spent away from a problem doing 'nothing' is often the most productive.

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PEAK LANDFILL: Why tablet gloom is good news for Windows users

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Re: Post PC

"Email, web browsing, writing a book, all things that are easily achievable on a tablet."

I disagree. Reading email and web browsing sure. Writing a short email, ok. But, if I want to write a longer email, that maybe includes a few web links and/or attachments, then I will put down the tablet and pick up the mouse & keyboard.

As for writing a book? You really expect people to write 80,000 - 120,000 words on a software keyboard? Pull the other one, its less excruciating.

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AVG stung as search revenue from freebie scanners dries up

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@ Captain Scarlet Re: What would you advise your Grandmother to use?

Whoever you're buying Eset from is ripping you off. I buy the small business edition for work and they charge us about £6 per machine. Admittedly I do buy 40 copies and renew for 3 years but still that's one hell of a price difference.

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Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays

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Damn

I thought it was Friday when I woke up this morning and now Dabbsie is making it worse.

It's a conspiracy I tells ya!

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YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS

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And yet...

I have experienced my Samsung Galaxy Sx handsets get quicker and use less battery with some updates. The important word being some, other updates have made them slower and eaten the battery.

where x in (1, 3, 4)

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Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5

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TV Remote Analogy

"Imagine if your TV supplier sent you a message saying your remote control would no longer work once the TV software was updated?"

This is a false analogy. The reality is more like your TV manufacturer sends you a message saying your old remote control will no longer work once the TV software is updated but you can pick up a new one from your local electronics store free of charge.

Sonos do not make iThings only the control app that goes with their overpriced audio equipment. You may well find that the reason for this change is that Apple are forcing their hand. Or that they want to use iOS features not available in the old versions in order to give you a better experience.

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Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate history' story made into TV series

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Man in the High Castle is nothing like Wolfenstein. Nazis are not the important fact about that book, the reporter just Godwined himself for cheap clicks.

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Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source

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Re: Compiler and runtime(s) also guaranteed defect free?

Time for Wine

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REG MAN penetrates GOOGLE'S LAIR

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Re: Body language

Wearing glass. Sounds like a euphemism.

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Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'

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@Graham Marsden Re: Cipher - In the 1970s...

So I imagined all those documentaries and text books that stated we were definitely, 100% headed for another ice age at some point in the near future?

They existed. Since that scientific opinion made it into UK text books it must have been held by a significant portion of the scientific community for a long time.

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NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14

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No caps menus

They already exist in the current version. VS2013 Update 3 adds an option to have nice menus or the rude shouty kind.

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Re: Refactoring...

Nice face palm you gave yourself there. You did realise you failed at reading comprehension right?

Go back and re-read the article. Refactoring has been added to VB, it has been in C# for some time. Two new refactorings have been added, others already exist.

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HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs

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Re: Good article, but...

It's a British insult for French people. Presumably because they eat frog's legs.

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Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

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Re: Hmmm. (Chris W)

I find your comment insulting to skinheads and wearers of Doctor Marten's boots. None of the people I know who fall into either category are the type of person you are talking about. I usually find its the ones in a casual shirt with a nice short back and sides that are the brain dead violent thugs.

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Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months

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Re: Wonderful Opportunity for Nokia to resurrect itself.

Nokia was dead long before they hired Elop. A succession of comedy management errors over the last 10 years saw to that.

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HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert

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Re: Raw Data

No he's pointing out that an Apple Genius is anything but. Those mouth breathing sales people are not true techies. A true tech could hack it no bother.

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NEW, SINISTER web tracking tech fingerprints your computer by making it draw

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Re: and Ghostery tells me,

What items at the bottom of the page? He said he's using Ghostery therefore they don't show up. :)

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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re : James 51

Cycling through a red traffic light is against the law but I see a majority of cyclists doing it. For some reason they think the highway code does not apply to them.

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When the robot rebellion comes, this Jibo droid will BORE you to death

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"Kids could also make friends with the machines whilst their parents are out of work"

Because the kids of unemployed parents just can't make any friends.

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Microsoft's anti-bug breakthrough: Wire devs to BRAIN SCANNERS

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If we reduce the contrast on the display and make the fonts harder to read, the developer will lose their eyesight in a few years.

Fixed that for you MS. Now are you going to pay for glasses for everyone that uses Visual Studio 2020?

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Listen: WORST EVER customer service call – Comcast is 'very embarrassed'

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VP of product at AOL

He probably deserved it for his sins.

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Will Microsoft devices sit happily on a single platform?

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A user interface designed for a 24" monitor with keyboard and mouse will not work on a 4" touchscreen phone. Similarly an interface designed for that phone will look like shite on a 24" monitor. You see that on a tablet when running apps that were only designed for phones.

So one code base fits all will not work. At the very least you need a UI for each device type.

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'The writing is TOO SMALL': MPs row over Parliamentary move to Office 365

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"Surely we believe that women can do this kind of task in a way that is equal to, if not better than, men"

Where can I report this sexist MP for being anti-men?

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Adobe Flash: The most INSECURE program on a UK user's PC

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Re: Version 13?

"I'm still on version 11 because I'm a feckless arsehole"

Fixed that for you. Your being 3 major versions out of date says nothing about Adobe but it speaks volumes about you and your lack of security.

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Thought PCs were in the toilet? They're STILL eating Apple's lunch

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Re: That's because

Yeah its not just graphic designers that are stupid enough to pay over the odds for a disposable computer, football coaches do too!

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

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"multi-room", a sector created by Sonos?

I had a multi-room Hi-Fi back in my student days some 20+ years ago. My amp allowed two sets of speakers which could be played individually or at the same time and I had a pair mounted to the roof in the bathroom as well as those in my room. Dark Side of the Moon is great in the bath and, when it was time to turn the record over, I had voice control - shouting my flatmates. :)

Created by Sonos? My arse!

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Google went behind our backs and really HURT US, squeal upset porn kingpins

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Someone should start a campaign to get Google to ban religious organisations from using AdWords. Organised religions have killed millions over the centuries and they perpetuate through indoctrination of children.

IT'S FOR THE FREAKING CHILDREN!!!

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Insecure AVG search tool shoved down users' throats, says US CERT

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Duh and or Olá!

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DON’T add me to your social network, I have NO IDEA who you are

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You think LinkedIn invites are annoyiong?

I get regular emails inviting me to friend people on LinkedIn, Facebook, etc and I'm not even on any of these services! Some of these invites come from people who know I'm not on any social network. WTF?

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Re: Chris W

Ho! Cunto! Shut it!

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Assange™ makes fresh bid for FREEDOM from Scotland Yard's 'physical encirclement'

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Re: Who cost the taxpayer £6M?

Actually it is much worse than callous or sociopathic, you forgot the rule of law. Assange is not a perpetrator because he has not committed any crime. Until he is convicted he is merely an innocent man who has been accused. So by strict application of your views we should spend absolutely nothing.

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Hate phone games that make you buy in-app gumble? Congrats, you're a niche player

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Are these the same researchers that tell us PC games are dead?

I'll believe them when I see that porcine avionics specialist.

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Space station 'nauts will use URINE-FUELLED ESPRESSO MACHINE

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Re: I estimate that...

"French roast or Starbuck's finest?"

The point was to allow the 'nauts to make decent coffee. Why would they go anywhere near the swill that Starbucks laughingly call coffee?

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Tom Hanks NICKED my COPYRIGHTED PIC, claims Brit photog

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Screw him for every penny he's got. It might make up for all those god awful films he's made.

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How practical is an electric car in London?

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Re: On Street Parking

"Fast charging, 250+ mile range at ~$30k will spell the end of the ICE almost overnight."

I can 'charge' my petrol car in a couple of minutes, get 450+ miles range with an average of 67mpg and very low emissions and it cost approx £12k. Your dream electric car (which isn't even possible atm) still can't compete with that.

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Satellite 'net hype ignores realpolitik

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Re: I see what they're doing there

Because all the charging ISPs went out of business in the 200s when there were ISPs offering internet access in the UK for "free".

Oh wait no they didn't.

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US allows commercial use of sharper satellite snaps

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Oh noes I can tell Trevor was out of the house on a random date six months ago, how will he cope! Or do you actually think Google Earth is real time?

"the ability to judge the relative size of all objects on earth to within a penis-length from space"

So you're real problem is that we'll all be able to use Google Earth to tell you've got a small cock?

Seriously this is a non-issue. Companies outside the US have been selling images of this resolution for years and the sky has failed to fall.

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