* Posts by Aoyagi Aichou

212 posts • joined 3 Mar 2012

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Get off the phone!! Seven out of ten US drivers put theirs and your lives at risk

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: the real problem is that people don't know how to drive any more

@Michael Wojcik

I've never seen a study trying to suggest that not looking where you drive is more dangerous than distraction. That's a nice theory, but doesn't sound very real.

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Aoyagi Aichou

Re: the real problem is that people don't know how to drive any more

The problem isn't the act of "texting", it's taking eyes off the road.

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Alert

The annoying trends

And yet cars are becoming more and more just smartphones that also provide transportation as seen on the latest Mitsubishi's infotainment system for Cadillacs.

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Singapore to trial 10Gbps home broadband

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Boffin

Re: Just one question

To move to 2015, when films aren't CD-sized any more.

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AMD promises 100 gigabyte/second memory

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Re: Promised?

You have most of Mantle in Vulkan, isn't that open enough? "In the works" is a silly ambiguous term that might as well mean "it's still being only designed", don't know about "Freesync" or what they said about it (wasn't that about additional hardware?), Bulldozer was a bet on software going the effective parallel route instead of not-so-efficient (but easy for the developers) mostly single thread design, which clearly didn't work out, what's with the APUs (no apostrophe there)? The A10-7850 holds up pretty well despite one if its main features not being used yet again (HSA).

Yes, I do get the point. You confuse vague marketing-made promises with expectations.

AMD was a mess, but much less than people make it out to be. That led to CEO change and now that the initial confusion is almost over, they might come back somehow. Or not, we'll see. Regardless, as far as GPU hardware goes, I don't recall any underdelivering.

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Re: Promised?

What were those?

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'Nokia store? I dunno no Nokia store. This here's a Microsoft Reseller'

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Meh

I for one am very glad they didn't try to be all cool and hip with something for a change.

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Facebook uses Nokia maps in mobes, Instagram and Messenger

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Big Brother

Assimilated

Well, one more company to be absorbed by one of these giants. My expectations from consumer technology are very low, so this doesn't surprise me... I'm more concerned with what will happen to all the data that HERE users have provided to the company and what will happen to the pre-facebook installations.

Edit: Assuming the deal is there and goes through.

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OMFG – Emojis are killing off traditional 'net slang

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Panic?

Oh? Oh... That escaped me. As always, I blame Monday morning (is there an emoji for that?).

Thank you for letting me know I made a fool of myself, heh.

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Unhappy

Re: Panic?

Q_Q

I honestly don't know what is wrong with that, but that's why I'm still in the process of heavy learning, heh.

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IT Angle

Re: What the hell is an Emjoi?

As I understand it, they are proprietary sets of animated-or-not emotion sprites that are more or less interoperable.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Headmaster

Panic?

All of which surely means we're probably not far off a panic about whether kids these days can actually string a sentence together.

Not really panic, just occasional righteous rage outbursts when reading some particularly bastardized language. But hey, the less people become English-incompetent, the more job opportunities for me!

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Stop the war between privacy and security – EU data watchdog

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Stating the blindingly obvious here

Yeah, when I was reading I thought I wasn't sure what's he talking about, but since I've believed that there's a continual proportion between privacy and security, I'm going to assume he's talking about The WAr on Terrorism or something.

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Microsoft opens kimono on Windows 10 Universal App Platform

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Flame

Re: Does not look like a good proposition for desktop app developers

"ability to work with huge data sets off line"

Microsoft doesn't believe in that any more. Your Windows One as well as Office One data will be in OneDrive and that's that.

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Windows

MS Java?

Yes, that's what WP needs. Even more overuse of the word "app". And more web wrapper-like things. So basically, they're just trying to make another DirectX and lock developers into their ecosystem. Again.

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Sick of Chrome vs Firefox? Check out these 3 NEW browsers

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Vivaldi?

Well it's a team of ~20 people, I don't think they can make a new layout engine... Now if Opera stopped being a wankers and released Presto source....!

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Kim Dotcom flails desperately, launches chat service

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Windows

Skype alternative?

I would love some Skype alternative, especially considering the latest development of the once good service/client. But MegaChat is in-browser, that's not very practical. Would any of you happen to know of some service that could do IM and voice calls? I don't really care about video calls (never seen anyone intentionally use it) or mobile clients.

Ideally something where Microsoft, Google, Apple or Facebook aren't involved.

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Scary code of the week: Valve Steam CLEANS Linux PCs (if you're not careful)

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Halftruth?

See, there's an "if" in that full truth. And I thought that in the IT world, it's assumed everyone has software up to date, especially when it comes to an online service's client.

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Gimp

Halftruth?

Apparently that was already fixed.

https://github.com/SteamDatabase/SteamTracking/commit/155b1f799bc68f081cd6c70b9af47266d89b099d#diff-1

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It's 4K-ing big right now, but it's NOT going to save TV

Aoyagi Aichou
Angel

Re: 4K hype?

Enlightening, thank you. I'll have to see these QDs with my own eyes.

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Aoyagi Aichou

4K hype?

While I don't consider 4K to be the next big thing, I've been waiting for a consumer OLED display for a while. Every time I see one displayed somewhere the blacks just fascinate me, especially considering I have to deal with an IPS panel at home, which has almost blinding blacks.

LG showed a nice OLED display at CES. As well as an 8K TV... oh well.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Please revert

Information density is what I loved about it. But that's not very "in". Wasting space is, though!

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The Pirate Bay SUNK: It vanishes after Swedish data center raid

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Courageous dudes

MPs*

First they (the MPs) would need to have some other belief than money, influence and short working hours.

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Google Chrome on Windows 'completely unusable', gripe users

Aoyagi Aichou

That's why you use Chropera.

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Meet Windows 10's new UI for OneDrive – also known as File Explorer

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Windows 10

I believe MS' idea is that their mobiles will be running something called Windows 10, not Windows Phone 10.

I heard about that as well, but it seems to be just a branding thing. And if they do change the naming like that, they'll become scumbags of the year.

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Was Nokia's Elop history's worst CEO?

Aoyagi Aichou

Marketing aside, I'd like to know how was/is Android more capable than Symbian, thank you. (Note that I'm asking about the OS)

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Nokia's ENORMO factory in India axed after Microsoft-shaped hole appears in order book

Aoyagi Aichou
IT Angle

Re: HTC?

I'm curious, how are HTC, Sony or Motorola devices worse than Samsung's?

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General Motors issues STOP DELIVERY for 2,800 corvettes over defects in 2015 model

Aoyagi Aichou

Well, the Cadillacs (STS and 2008 CTS) seem OK. I mean, I haven't heard of any notable issues with them, unlike the newer ones or the older ones.

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Will It Blend? Maybe. BlackBerry’s secret comeback weapon

Aoyagi Aichou

Yep, still using PC Suite for my 808 Pureview. I think I can live without Facebook, Twitter, advertisements, clouds, stores and all that crap that plagues all the modern devices.

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Your move, sucker! Microsoft tests cloud gaming system that cuts through network lag

Aoyagi Aichou
Terminator

I doubt this is meant as a complete substitute for local rendering. More of a help for it. Additionally, I bet the marketing wankers at Microsoft will tell us that any side-effects from this are actually a feature. Excessive blur? That's only DoF! Not always 100% precise control of the player character's movements? Well, you can't 100% control you body, too! I already feel the rage.

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What's in your toolbox? Why the browser wars are so last decade

Aoyagi Aichou

Opera?

>"these tools were (hopefully temporarily) removed"

They removed a lot of features and I doubt they're coming back, Dragonfly included.

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DANGER MOUSE is back ... and he isn't half a GLASSHOLE

Aoyagi Aichou

I see marketing of some companies has the same manners as communist propaganda. Wow....

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What data recovery software would you suggest?

Aoyagi Aichou

For most disk-related issues, I recommend Rutime's software (from runtime.org), GetDataBack is quite well known, I think.

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Windows Phone Live: Microsoft's plans for enterprise on mobile

Aoyagi Aichou
Terminator

It's probably that Cortana can read your emails (while seeding "anonymous" "statistics" to MS).

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Windows Phone Live: An enterprise story

Aoyagi Aichou
Flame

“mobile first, cloud first”

And that's why MS keeps failing over and over again. "Mobile" in the sense of WP is a terrible concept of closing everything down and controlling the user, unlike in Windows Mobile . At least 5.

As for the cloud thing, well screw them and anyone trying to force people into giving them all files.

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Windows Phone: Just as well Microsoft bought an Android maker, RIGHT?

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: What is Windows Phone market?

>They **ALL** suck.

Thank you for saying that. I'm still waiting for a proper replacement for my 808, which I still use after suffering through months of WP8 and while Symbian is not exactly flawless, it's far from being as obnoxious as the rest.

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Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Usable?

I'm not sure if you understand, but the fact that there is no choice is the problem.

Of course, I went back to Symbian, which has none of this stupidification.

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Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Usable?

Oh, you assume I use any of those and that if I used them, I would synchronize them with my phone. Funny, in a sad way.

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Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Usable?

Oh god... Please, do you think I don't know that it's locked down intentionally? Do you think that I care about that? If I wanted a tightly closed toy OS, I'd go with Apple. There is security and then there is annoyance. If they wanted the former, they would give users an option to toggle sandboxing almost EVERYTHING. Even if it was only on first startup.

Thank you for having me repeat things I've repeated about ten times before. "backup" does not say ONE WORD about contacts or calendar. Even if it did (it doesn't), it would be too late, because the phone kindly asks you to import your contacts via Bluetooth on first startup before you have any chance of changing any of these options.

No, it doesn't act like a storage mode, it acts like a "device" mode. I don't know the technical terms for either, but the fact that it shows under "Portable Devices" and not "Removable Disc" should give you a slight hint.

Yeah, no. I'm not letting Google (or poor engineering in case of Samsung) take over my most personal device. If I had to buy a phone today, it would be Jolla. But my 808 would have to die first.

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Usable?

Yes, it's "usable", but it's still more of a toy than a something useful for work (i.e. a tool). At least the "download" folder I read about suggests that now I'll be actually able to download anything I want -and- access it from a PC. What science! Now if only the one usable file explorer wasn't paid and extremely limited in what it can do. If only there was a way to opt out of "we save all your private data to the clod". If only I could rebind or simply get rid of that "search" button. If only there was a way to tell applications what can they access. If only there was a "storage" mode, not just "device" for connecting the phone to a PC with USB...

AND SO ON

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Features that should have been there when WP was first released, not YEARS after.

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Watch the MIT MER-BOT – half droid, half soft 'fish' – swim by itself

Aoyagi Aichou

Altitude?

Makes me wonder how is the thing moving vertically.

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Women! You too can be 'cool' and 'fun' if you work in tech!

Aoyagi Aichou
Coffee/keyboard

"app developers"

I see the obsession with the word "app" is reaching new levels when "coder", "programmer" and other nice words (even simply "developer) have been replaced with "app developer". And I'm pretty sure she doesn't mean designers, because there is plenty of women in that sector.

Also, I'd like to see the study, please.

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Nokia launches Android range: X marks the growing low-cost spot

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Utterly desperate move

I like the idea of Nokia keeping Symbian and Meego (or Sailfish) alive much more than yet another large phonemaker becoming Google toy.

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Microsoft slaps fresh paint on code-free Windows Phone dev tool

Aoyagi Aichou
Gimp

Re: IJC

No, that's a list of facts. I am, actually, using a different phone after suffering 9 months with Lumia 920. But that's another typical fanboy response "If you don't like it, don't buy it and YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO CRITICIZE IT!!!!111". I think all that's missing from the list is that several of the issues can be "fixed" with 3rd party applications. Most hilarious.

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Re: cambsukguy

Well that's nice. You can't " Prevent Apps performing unauthorised functions or accessing unauthorized data", becaues there is no access rights management in WP. And other than this, any mobile OS (including S40) can meet your silly requirements. WP is not fast either, it's ridden by lengthy animations that make it seem fast. And application ecosystem is something I don't care about, 1st party features is what's most important.

But wait, you asked what's wrong? A couple of things:

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Limited settings (can't even control the annoying search button),

No application data access management,

No task proper manager(fixed),

Trying to force me to use clouds by "either give us all your contacts or no marketplace for you" which is (for me) unacceptable (there is a workaround for this),

"back" instead of "start" or "close",

unable to connect a PC to internet using USB cable,

sending business cards is obnoxious and sometimes doesn't work,

Cannot install anything outside of the store,

No file explorer (with sending files over BT) or access to the system and application files,

No direct Outlook sync,

No music player that can sort by folders (and playlists are less efficient) or play by search like VLC,

Audio codecs,

Only global volume control (plus on phone),

Can't see the amount of transfered data for the last 30 days (fixed),

Can't uninstall things like "games" or "calculator",

Can't download whatever I want,

Can't get rid of the message preview that pops up at top whenever a text message arrives,

Can't set static IP for WiFi,

Can't lock screen rotation,

Files disappear after uninstalling handler (uninstalling PDF reader also deletes all PDF files),

can't make application folders or sort applications,

USB mode slow, loading all photos takes ages (no mass storage connection, only as "device),

Carrier controls things they shouldn't get their hands on (data sense)(fixed?),

"apps",

region locks,

cannot set numeric keyboard as the main keyboard,

camera sw terrible (blur, no light focus, quality, http://www.flickr.com/groups/808pureview/discuss/72157632814226283 ) (fixed),

saving new number (ADD DESCRIPTION),

doing offline things online (help, privacy statments, ...),

no option for opting out of all "automated feedback",

can't set a song as ringtone,

messaging is broken when a contact has more than one number on it,

"me" in contacts (don't use it, takes up a ton of space),

no way to manage vibrations,

no alternate keyboards,

WiFi dies when the phone locks (fixed),

no blocked contacts(fixed),

no USB host,

no click to call in browser (clicking/tapping/touching a phone number on the web should call the number),

browser page loading is terrible (fail in midload makes loaded content disappear),

obnoxious useless buttons (like "more details"),

saving recorded videos into "Pictures",

some 'apps' can run in the background and there is nothing you can do about it (both stock and 3rd party),

no custom sounds,

VPN?,

no call recording,

No choice of USB mode (device, zune, modem, storage... http://i.imgur.com/0jnP9Qs.png ).,

Cannot see files copied to phone, unless office files or media,

Preinstalled "apps" not visible on the store (glance, etc),

insufficient and unwanted presets (such as in calendar "how long"),

unnecessary dropdown menus for binary choices,

IE has only 6 tabs max,

can't kill music player,

"needs wifi" for things (screenshot),

unable to select videos in gallery selecting,

quicknotes autosync without opt out option,

no custom message sounds,

no "select all" in most places (wifi networks, notes,

No BT settings (visibility, paired devices, access rights...),

update unreversably changed message sounds,

unable to adjust things that are off (internet sharing, use of location on photos...),

no way to summon first time help/tips/etc.,

"captured by" in gallery,

contact doesn't have SMS option when the number isn't designated as "mobile",

can't manually check for application updates,

no profiles,

IE cannot save MP3 (and who knows what else),

IE cannot open tabs on background,

screenshoting makes loud sound regardless of sound settings,

redundancy in options "phone storage" and "storage check",

checking for update takes bloody forever,

IE can't access websites on custom ports,

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Yes, I'm aware some of the things are related to each other, can't keep track of all the shortcomings of the OS.

Have a nice day, I'm already looking forward to your fanboyish answer along the lines of "YOU DON'T NEED ANY OF THIS" or "This will come in the future™ !" And for the record, don't compare it to one OS. Compare it to iOS, Android, Sailfish, Symbian and Windows Mobile.

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Years of AWOL Windows Phone features finally show up in video leaks

Aoyagi Aichou

Symbian?

Hey, I'm using Symbian (after being disappointed by WP8) and I'm more than happy with it.

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Two issues fixed a year? That might take a while as I have ~50 of them. Glacial update speed is the last thing an immature OS needs.

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