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Preview redux: Microsoft ships new Windows 10 build with 7,000 changes

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Re: pirthous makes some valid points

But he makes them so badly.

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Shh! Bose and Apple ink SECRET deal to settle 'noise-cancelling' suit

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Re: JBL rig is SO much more natural

What's natural about sound that has been digitally processed and is supposed to sound different from the dry track straight from the mic?

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Man, that iPhone 6 Plus won't fit in my pocket. Oh, here's a mobe store that'll resize my jeans

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He'll not make many pockets ...

... if he doesn't thread the sewing machine.

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Re: Pants Pocket?

The author already alerted us to possible confusion arising from that particular usage.

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'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts

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Re: obviously using your logic

You don't seem to understand the difference between "would still say it if they were present" and "may only say it if they are present".

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Prehistoric swingbelly KANGAROOS were TOO FAT to jump – scientists

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re: Flipper

Er ... Flipper was a TV dolphin, the kangaroo was Skippy.

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Uni boffins: 'Accurate' Android AV app outperforms most rivals

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Re: amazingly

Why is it amazing that a product which is better than nothing, but not by much, doesn't use as many resources as more capable software?

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Kill off SSL 3.0 NOW: HTTPS savaged by vicious POODLE

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Re: depreciated protocols

Deprecated, not depreciated.

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Ada Lovelace Day: Meet the 6 women who gave you the 'computer'

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Re: Education

For some reason I saw "Education" but in my mind it said "Eadon" - eek, scary. Maybe he's the reason girls don't want to be geeks?

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Vanmoof Electrified Bike: Crouching cyclist, hidden power

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Re: I live in a 3rd floor flat

What you need is a remote controlled electric winch to put your bike on your balcony.

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Rebellion sees Chromium reverse plans to dump EXT filesystem

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Re: If you're storing your stuff locally, they can't mine it.

You apparently didn't read the Adobe spies on reading habits article.

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Take CTRL! Shallow minds ponder the DEEP spectre of DARK CACHE

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Re: wouldn't be multi-tasking the same way

No? ISTR switching between various screens using a serial terminal e.g. VT220. Or am I just thinking of Linux virtual TTYs?

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Re: who needs to copy and paste text?

That's left click and drag to select, middle click to paste - I often try to do this with Windows too ... apparently AutoclipX provides a good imitation of the behaviour, and other stuff besides, but I've not tried it yet.

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POISON PI sniffs WiFi from your mail room, goes on rampage

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Re: Poor hardware-averse design concept

Just buy one of these.

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Ingredient found in TASTY BEER is GOOD for your BRAIN

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Re: use American beer

American "beer" has hops?

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Facebook apologizes for binning accounts of drag queens

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"Legal name" is bullshit concept anyway

Under English law you can be known by any name you want, as long as it's not done to deceive or defraud.

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SPECIAL iPHONE TROUSERS will ease Apple into the fashion world

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Re: Its not the SIZE of the pocket!

Carbon fibre is stiffer than Kevlar.

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Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

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Re: free web browser

MSFT could afford to give it away because they never paid for it.

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Cut-off North Sea island: Oh crap, ferry's been and gone. Need milk. SUMMON THE DRONE

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Re: A hybrid quadcopter-fixed wing would be more interesting

Or a mini ekranoplane.

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eBay promises to refund seller fees after latest MASSIVE OUTAGE

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Re: To counter sniper bids

Why do you need to counter sniping? The highest bid wins, whether it's placed a second or a week before the listing ends. If a bidder is worried he'll get sniped he should just bid some more, so it's less likely that a snipe will beat his bid.

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'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

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Re: Meeeh

I had a freeware app to do that in Windows 95, but MSFT has become so out-of-touch with the real world I suppose we shouldn't be surprised that they think its an attention-worthy innovation.

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Not appy with your Chromebook? Well now it can run Android apps

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Re: It's completely backwards half arsed system

You may have missed how popular virtualization and cross-platform frameworks have become of late.

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TorrentLocker unpicked: Crypto coding shocker defeats extortionists

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Re: Yeah, the average user will know how do this

If the average user is capable of searching for the phrase"XOR two files" then he'll find the first Google hit leads to a free utility to XOR two files together. All he then has to do is XOR the file with known content and its encrypted version, to produce a key file that can be used to unlock all the other encrypted files.

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Re: Irish virus of a couple of years back

Rather more than a couple of years, I think.

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Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained

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Re: Sapphire

Maybe someone will develop a way to attach a thin sapphire glass face onto a tougher base, resulting in excellent scratch resistance and good toughness too.

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Apple Watch will CONQUER smartwatch world – analysts

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Re: A tradesman who doesn't have to reach into his pocket ...

People who do physical work often don't wear wrist watches because they get in the way or they get damaged too easily.

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Windows 7 settles as Windows XP use finally starts to slip … a bit

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Re: 'THE' number one office/productivity suite

Actually the number one proprietary file format lock-in, but things are changing and people (companies, governments) are increasingly requiring open document standards (and not that ODF mess that MSFT churned out a while back).

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Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables

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Re: I built my own cable...

So you've over engineered the cable and it's stressing the connectors - the socket will likely get ripped off the PCB.

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Data entry REAR-END SNAFU: Weighty ballsup leads to plane take-off flap

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re: hundreds of tonnes of some sort of liquid

They dispose of much of that liquid before they arrive at their destination, and landing is a somewhat delicate procedure too.

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Microsoft: We plan to CLEAN UP this here Windows Store town

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Re: I've said this quite a few times on here

It's the one that doesn't know how to spell shill.

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Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

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Re: big blue E

"Big Blue" is already taken.

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

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Re: "on a mobile device"

Excellent. :-)

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Re: Flash

Addresses are translated by the flash controller, this is transparent to the OS. AIUI you'd need to reflash the firmware or replace the controller chip to gain access to the raw storage, although it's possible that there's an "engineering mode" the manufacturers aren't telling us about.

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New voting rules leave innocent Brits at risk of SPAM TSUNAMI

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Re: ring and get us put back on the open register

Why would they bother when they already have your details?

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Re: You can hardly expect them to use their own phones.

It wouldn't be hard to automate a system whereby the office calls the recipient shortly before the driver arrives, and could improve the efficiency of the service considerably, especially if the recipient could choose at that time to have a delivery left somewhere, or returned to the depot for collection or redelivery.

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Chrome update to raise alarms over deceptive download bundles

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Re: Great...

As you have to be running Chrome to use the feature (at least until Mozilla release their version) it's a bit late to try to block its installation.

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Re: why do they list the crippled Truecrypt 7.2 version

Because that's the latest official and unadulterated version. It's also totally atypical, as anyone familiar with the circumstances will, I am sure, agree.

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

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Re: the Camel is ill suited

It's done rather well in Australia, I hear.

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NASA's rock'n'roll shock: ROLLING STONE FOUND ON MARS

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Re: Earth has them too ... "sailing stones"

Except the sailing stones slide across very flat ground, while the Martian rock has clearly tumbled down a slope.

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Windows 8 market share stalls, XP at record low

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Re: But why The random Capitalization?

Because German speakers (writers) do that?

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Recording lawsuit targets Ford, GM in-car CD recorders

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Re: must go home first and get a bunch of CD

No need - I have a few here, in the case of my CD Walkman.

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Fiat Panda Cross: 'Interesting-looking' Multipla spawn hits UK

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Re: I would be very surprised if they cut different metal

Swapping the camshaft for a torquier one won't take much retooling.

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Re: I suppose I will be dragging next time

I doubt it's heavy enough to be much of a tow car.

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Experts suspiciously eye LOHAN's cantankerous canards

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Re: the design chaps did do the maths

Including the loading on those bearings?

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Windows 7, XP and even Vista GAIN market share again

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Re: how was this accomplished

Websites got more hits from XP users. Quite possibly some of the users had just heard about XP going EOL and had fired up their machines to order a nice new (old stock) Surface Pro, which some sites are knocking out at half the launch price.

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Ukrainian teen created in lab passes Turing Test – famous nutty prof

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Re: If it can fool > 30% of developers, I'll definitely sit up and take note.

Are you including VB devs in that?

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DIY IoT computer smaller than a square inch

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Re: here's a much more capable device

No Ethernet, 3.3V only, so in at least two respects it's somewhat less capable.

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IT'S ALIVE! ISEE-3 responding to commands

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Re: smaller size of electronics means smaller satellites

Except smaller semiconductor fabrication leads to increased sensitivity to radiation, requiring more shielding.

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TrueCrypt turmoil latest: Bruce Schneier reveals what he'll use instead

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Re: Bollocks

I think you may be misinterpreting what he wrote - everyone mostly makes that "leap of faith" that the software they use, whether open or closed source, and attributed to known or unknown sources, isn't maliciously intentioned.

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Re: Symantec WILL NOT SELL TO END USERS.

Fortunately there's GnuPG, which states "Current versions of PGP are interoperable with GnuPG and other OpenPGP-compliant systems."

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