* Posts by mevets

32 posts • joined 7 Mar 2012

Apple's DIRTY SECRET isn't that secret, or that dirty

mevets

Re: Amen brother!

If there are no more people in paddy fields, we might be a little bit hungry....

I don't doubt this process of reverse-dominos will work for some time, but there has to be a last domino fallen; once it stands, then what? Start another round?

The intensity of effort (and risk) people will invest seems proportional to the relative gain. Once your and your family are secure, beads and baubles represent a very small relative gain. Rare is the person who goes balls out just for the hell of it.

So, what does round two look like?

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Pitch Black: New BlackBerry Classic is aimed at the old-school

mevets

Re: Also

Second that.

Avoiding email is a top criteria for me in any electronic device.

If you don't use gmail, Android is particularly adept at this - you don't have to delete what you never see....

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SEX BEAST SEALS may be egging each other on to ATTACK PENGUINS

mevets

I wonder what the penguins were wearing....

I didn’t see a mention of it, but what do we know about these penguins that were allegedly attacked? Were they of previously chaste character? Swimming in a way that could be seen as a provocation to the seals? Did anybody hear the penguin say no? I think these poor researchers have become unwitting pawns in these tawdry shenanigans to entrap a husband.

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FIGHT! Intel disputes ARM's claims of Android superiority

mevets

The real story here.

It is great that intel is managing to run these applications on their legacy devices. It would be a shame to have to clutter more landfills with unloved intel mobile devices, so any technology that gives them a sliver of usefulness is good news for everyone.

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Scientists warn of FOUR-FOOT sea level rise from GLACIER melt

mevets

Re: I have to say that 200-300 years doesnt overly concern me

Water vapour is vastly different from the carbon dioxide problem. The distribution of water amongst its states is related to the temperature of the planet + atmosphere. If the planet is cooler, there will be less gas, much more liquid, a bit more solid.

The original poster, although suffering from head way too far up his backside, is essentially correct. If you can get your hands on loads of cheap clean energy, you can convert CO2 into something that doesn’t trap heat so efficiently, and roll back the gains in thermal efficiency we have given the planet. You can’t really repair the damage, what is lost is lost.

How far the water rises is really besides the point in terms of the looming disaster. The large blocks of ice on the planet serve to moderate the climate. As these moderators disappear, we will experience extremes and shorter transitions between the extremes. Some say we are already experiencing that, but given how much ice is still around, I think that might be calling the game a bit early.

Secondarily, if there is less ice, then there is more water and more water vapour. However the distribution function works, more water vapour means more precipitation. More precipitation means that streams, rivers, lakes, etc.. will also expand, so Chicago may have more to worry about than Miami.

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Passport PIN tech could have SAVED MH370 ID fraudsters

mevets

They were leaving the country....

Why would a nation want to prevent people travelling on stolen passports from leaving their country?

It would create a mess of inconvenience and expense.

You want to prevent them from entering your country; and if they got in, to leave.

It isn’t a technology problem.

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We dig into the GTech GDrive Mobile ... and watch WORST tear-down vid OF ALL TIME

mevets

Seagate Go-Flex

Can you do a review of this as well? You can swap the drive without assaulting it...

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mevets

Enticing

Is there something about Thunderbolt and pricing that you find particularly un-enticing, or do you habitually share your views about articles you find inapplicable?

I quite like the idea of signing onto a "Dancing with the Stars" board, and contributing "Didn't watch that episode" to every discussion, but it might eat into my day a bit.

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Schoolkids given WORLD'S CHEAPEST TABLETS: Is it really that hard to swallow?

mevets

volume, baby

We’ll make it up in volume.

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'I'm BIG, I'm BALD and I'm LOUD!' Blubbering Ballmer admits HE was Microsoft's problem

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dibs

I think he is in line to be the new mayor of Toronto.

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How to find OS X Mavericks' 43 hidden photogenic beauties

mevets

NatGeo16.jpg

[ penguins on a melting icebery ]

Do you suppose that is a shot at linux/android?

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mevets

Re: It blows my mind

I wouldn’t use non functioning Adobe software to make my case. They seem to have taken the lemon crown away from MS.

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LinkedIn: Obviously biz people DON'T use MS Exchange servers. REALLY?

mevets

Innovation?

"The app – which puts a face and job title to your email contacts "

It sounds so 1989-ish, please tell us there is more....

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Microsoft's next device could be a Surface Watch

mevets
Paris Hilton

Re: Do people really want a smart watch?

I don’t think so. I think this is a from-beyond-the-grave prank from Mr Jobs. All the apple wanna-bees are stumbling to show investors they won’t be caught flat footed, and the press are frothing over missed release schedules for a non-existant product. It makes for a merry circus.

paris: i watch(ed) her.

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Pink Floyd blasts Pandora for 'tricking' artists with petition

mevets

Reading comprehension

I thought the point was about Pandora misrepresenting its petition. The backgrounder suggests Pandora were unsuccessful lobbying their position honestly; that is nobody agrees with them. Now they have resorted to a bait and switch tactic, which PF called them out on.

Did we read the same article? I admit to an emotional over investment in Pink Floyd...

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mevets
Paris Hilton

And did we tell you the name of the game boy?

Nice to see the spirit of the recoding industry is alive and well.

Paris. It is a natural.

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Microsoft lures buy-curious vixens, corduroys with a cheap fondle

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Paris Hilton

I like your angle...

While it may be satisfying to watch MicroSoft flush their booty down the drain, they have enough that a few more failed products won’t do any serious damage to them. They would have to make a billion of them...

Paris, because surface is all there is to it, and it blows.

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Dongle smut Twitstorm claims second scalp

mevets
Paris Hilton

Earning respect..

Some people’s reproductive organs do garner respect...

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Stroustrup on next-gen C++: I didn't want to let go of my baby

mevets
Facepalm

Re: A couple of picoseconds? Really?

Maybe that misunderstanding is why C++ is such a dog ass slow and bloated beast. I thought it was more incompetence than ignorance....

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Intel insists Mac Mini HDMI fix inbound

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Big Brother

Re: Not Intels fault this time!

I am certain intel would love to do that, especially given Apple’s history of kindly forgiving vendors who ship shit to them. If it weren’t for the miserable performance of every other PC manufacturer, I’m sure intel would be using its classic vendor support - you are on your own.

An implied pressure to intel comes from ARM, and that people are whispering about ARM Macs, which have doubtlessly been produced in evaluation samples - that is what product research does, after all. Apple went from 65xx, 680x0, PPCn, to x86; to think that x86 is the last stop is foolish. At least the last two transitions were due to supplier fuck up.

[big brother, for the next set of ads ]

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Wang's 'surging growth' to help tablets overcome notebooks in 2013

mevets
Childcatcher

Names.

While a rose may smell as sweet, it seems a pundit gets a boost from el reg if their name elicits a giggle from pubescent boys.

I’m not complaining. It would be a better world if all the press personalities had 3rd class porn star names. It would be appropriate.

Why are the register pundits themselves given risque pseudonyms? Its not for lack of material and puerility...

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Humans becoming steadily STUPIDER, says brainiac boffin

mevets

Re: cycles

This topic really brings out the odious cranks.

The best living laboratory of the consequences of a less diverse genetic pool can be found amongst the surviving royals and other aristocrats. Somehow, despite generations of carefully selected traits, we have come up a bit shy of the eugenic ideal of superman. To be fair, a lot shy.

Given the shoddy make-up of most of these individuals, it is tempting to say it is time to give the druggies and abusers a shot at it; but I suspect that might have been the problem in the first place.

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mevets
Coat

obvious...

“...if an average citizen from Athens of 1000 BC were to appear suddenly among us...”

Wouldn’t this require a time machine? I’m not a US biologist, or anything like that, but I would think that if anyone, from any point in the past, constructed a working time machine, he would be the brightest person alive.

Even if he was thick, he would be able to use his invention to eliminate the competition and safely secure the smartest person award.

I think Mr Crabtree should stick to his eugenics work and leave the space-time business to others more skilled in the art.

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US climate-change skeptics LOSING SUPPORT

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Paris Hilton

love the trust chart...

TV weather reporters are more trusted than the President, the Opposition and the news reporters? Sure, trust could mean, ‘trust’, as in ‘I trust him to be wrong’ [ eg, PM ]. How could 60% of people avow trust in a weather reporter, especially with respect to weather-related information [ ie. climate]? Put another way, politicians and news reporters have a lot to be ashamed of.

Paris, because they are all ____!

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iPad Mini maquette spied on web

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Coat

Product research....

I would be surprised if Apple hadn’t built just about every conceivable size of slab (and phone, for that matter) to see what the trade-offs are.

It is one thing to think that 7 inches isn’t enough, but it is far better to try as many sizes as you can to see what the best fit is.

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Fujitsu cracks 278-digit crypto

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Coat

If their technology is that advanced....

Why haven’t they cracked ‘English’? It is like looking at Star Trek, 200+ years in the future, and the best cure they have for baldness is stapling some retrievers fur to the captains head?

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Clouds gathering on horizon for software devs, say wise men

mevets
Paris Hilton

history

Do we have any history on this groups predictions? What did they predict, 10 years ago, about today?

It would be awful to have to put your name behind such outrageous guesses, and I would guess only drooling crack heads would. Does pcmag not get to contribute to the panel?

Paris; the patron saint of drooling crack heads.

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Microsoft's dumpster-diver partner strategy is rubbish

mevets
FAIL

That is some chart!

What, pray tell, is the point of assigning numbers to that awkwardly drawn depiction of twilight at the foothills?

Why, in Q2/2010 did HTC appear twice, once up at the top with either 10 or 100 percent market share; but also at the bottom as a little ‘snow cap’ on Nokia? Was there a joint venture; or just an over-jointed artist?

Why would Asymco want to assert its copyright on this low definition Rorschach test inspired doodle?

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Ice age end was accelerated by CO2

mevets
Alert

Re: Balanced reporting

The balancing is frightening me. El Reg was one of few reasonable outlets to maintain the ostrich position on this issue. Does this shift towards balance signal a greater threat exists? I'm not very comfortable with that.

ps: You should package an publish the whole comment section from article as a case study in reading comprehension. It is quite stunning, and mostly stunned.

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Apple's Cook tops Page, Otellini in 'Favorite Boss' survey

mevets

Another question

Do you approve of the company you work for?

It would be interesting to see the relationship....

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'Regrouping' Android tablet makers extend Apple reign

mevets
Happy

Love el reg

I enjoy reading the failed prognostications of iSupply, Gartner, and the like in your journal. Hubris-in-flames is always amusing. Any chance you could find a bright young thing to amass a sort of meta-study of these sooth sayers?

Being ADD, I would like a simple rating number, a BS-factor, which could be stamped onto any PR from the high tech weathermen. Maybe Gartner, for a fee, would do a report on how accurate their predictions are?

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STUNNING NEW APPLE DEVICES that will follow the iPad 3 HD!

mevets
Coat

is there anything they can't do?

I wonder if they will devise a way that you can intermix letters, punctuation and digits without having to shift attention away from the task at hand.

I've always hoped for a device that could let you transcribe ideas quickly and without distraction.

Go apple!

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