* Posts by Charles Calthrop

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Nokia Lumia 1020: It's an imaging BEAST... and it makes calls too

Charles Calthrop

Re: Dual boot phone?

really?

some sort of grub screen at start up?

How many people use that on their desktop PCs? Would people really want to see that on their phone?

I accept that some people would find dual boot useful but I bet most people would not.

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Yahoo!: We! tried! to! protect! your! info! ... secret! court! case! will! prove! it!

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The ! after each word is so over tired

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Whoever recently showed us the secret documents: Do get in touch

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Black Helicopters

Nothing to hide

what's the weather like in Cheltenham? bit cool in manchester today, but you probably already knew that

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Author Iain (M) Banks falls to cancer at 59

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Strome Ferry (No Ferry)

Some fantastic books

Author of some of the best while simultaneously also some of the worst recent Scottish books. The crow road, Complicity and the wasp factory were amazing. I remember reading the wasp factory, it was like being part of this secret gang who liked this 'pretty fucked up little book' while a lot of the media railed against it. I loved the way he put all the negative reviews into the later editions.

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El Reg drills into Office 365: The science of compliance

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>The US government would not need a warrant to do this,

Really? Bloody hell what a world we live in.

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Apple declares WAR on Spotify: iRadio bags streaming rights

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How do you make lady gaga cry?

poker...I mean, tell her her royalties from spotify

I'm here all week 9-5

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El Reg drills into Office 365: Email migration

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I wish you had text of your videos.

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The bunker at the end of the world - in Essex

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Re: yes

the guy who did the protect and survive voice overs ended up doing the voice overs for E4.

That's progress

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Rogue Nokia splinter cell drops its Jolla phone A-BOMB

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it always amazes me that the htc one is beautiful and the one in this article is ugly.

Oh look, I can masquerade my opinions as facts, too.

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Things that cost the same as coffee with Tim Cook - and are WAY more fun

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Pint

I'll bid £6.10 to have a beer with you, but you'll have to buy the pint

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New Lumia 925: This, loyalists, is the BIG ONE you've waited for

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my bloody valentine

A review of Nokia's recent history by My Bloody Valentine Songs:

1) Ecstasy

2)Can I Touch You?

3)Isn't Anything

4)Off Your Face

5)To who knows when?

6)Soon

Ends on an optimistic note which may be misguided.

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Australian Federal Police claim arrest of 'LulzSec leader'

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I looked up Ponit Clare

The suburb contains Point Clare railway station, which is on the Main North railway line,an Aldi supermarket, a pharmacy, a doctor's practice, Chinese and Thai takeaway, veterinarian. In addition, there is a Scouts' and Guides' Hall at Fagans Park.

Wow, in between the excitement of all that and the thrill of avoiding the flesh eating spiders, I am surprised he ever found the time to sit down at a computer at all.

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Bitcoin briefly soars to record $147 high, driven by Cyprus bank flap

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non brain melting version

uh, still didn't understand it I'm afraid, but no matter

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Google forks WebKit, promises faster, leaner Chrome engine

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Re: Is the headline writer on holiday?

" Blink and you're dead" says Apple's weeping angel. Might have to shoehorn a few lies in to make it fit though

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Reg readers brew up the ultimate cuppa

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have to use a white mug

tea in a black mug :dead:

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Is social networking good for anything more than cat pics?

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this post paid for by linkedin

Maybe I am lucky in that there are very few people who can use the software which is used in my industry. This means it is a small industry but also means a small pool of candidates: I got a full time job plus 2 side gigs from linkedin

I find it helps if you put specialised skills rather than the generic 'web dev' type stuff.

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Windows Phone 8 hasn't slowed Microsoft's mobile freefall

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Re: Can't recommend Windows Phone even though I liked mine.

Android updates are terrible too

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So: 6,500 Win 8 laptops later, how are BT's field engineers coping?

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:toppa:

:ninja:

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Ballmer now flings out work rivals, rather than chairs, claims ex-Microsoftie

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2002

he left before vista, the iphone and a whole host of other shifts in computing. he may be wrong he may be right but he's hardly current

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Empire says ‘primitive’ Earth not ready for Death Star

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my god that is some intrusive advert for the hp envy x2.

I don't run sites like adblock because I want you to get paid for your site. (pious? Moi?) But every time my mouse wanders up to the top half o the page the advert floods down

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Titsup Windows Phone 8 orders user to cram 'boot disc' in mobe

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WTF?

Re: True innovation - and laziness?

assuming that the common consumer mucks about with their flash rom image

I bet that if you asked a man on the clapham omnibus if you could muck about with his flash rom image to show him something funny, you would get a smack.

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Devs: 'Pirates are flogging OUR stuff on BlackBerry's App World'

Charles Calthrop
Joke

Re: 'easily achieved with reversible Java code'

“A very extraordinary thing has struck me.”

“Something funny, as usual,” said Cummings.

“Yes,” I replied; “I think even you will say so this time. It’s concerning you both; for doesn’t it seem odd that Gowing’s always coming and Cummings’ always going?” I fairly doubled up in my chair, till it cracked beneath me. I think this was one of the best jokes I have ever made.

I love Diary of a Nobody, any excuse to wheel out the old classics

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Buying a petabyte of storage for YOURSELF? First, you'll need a fridge

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what if those google glasses take off and everyone walks around with tiny cameras in their glasess? It would awesome to store all that video. That would take up a fair bit over the years wouldn't it? I realise google would want the data itself and not let us download our own copies, it was just an example

I suppose what I am trying to say, badly, is over the past 30 years we have started using technology in ways we could barely concieve off back then, what is to suggest that that is going to change?

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Bite us, Apple: Samsung hauled in $8.3bn in Q4

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what does a sliver badge mean next to your username?

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Nokia chief Elop: 'Android? Hey, anything's possible!'

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I am starting to think that his management of nokia is, in fact, a submission for the turner prize.

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Ubuntu for smartphones aims to replace today's mobes, laptops

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Re: Great idea!

What do you mean by 'legacy'

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Search engines we have known ... before Google crushed them

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Re: Why no mention of Northern Light?

I loved Northern Light, it was waay ahead of all the rest with its semantic groupings. Eg search string 'jersey', results grouped into 'Island', 'Jumper' and 'Potatoes'

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Iran's Photoshop FAIL: 'New drone' actually Japanese university bird

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drone believe the hype

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Nokia Lumia 820 WinPho 8 review

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El Reg: the reviews which matter

I love the way you mention in the review call quality from inside a pub.

pint_32.png

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McAfee takes time off blogging to concentrate on being chased by police

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I'm not surprised he's on the run; brunei justice is very slow

I mean, his trial will last 365 days

oh yes

here all weeks folks

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Windows boss Steve Sinofsky exits Microsoft

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looks like balmer just tried win 8

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Jokes of no more than 2 lines

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Jokes of no more than 2 lines

My wife says she's leaving me because of my obsession with Football Manager.

In my defence, I have Kompany, Vidic, Alves and Lahm

Boom.

NEXT

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Slideshow: A History of First-person Shooters in 20 Games

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is that wolfenstein 3D?

I don't recall that guy from Wolfenstein 3D

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Windows 8 early-bird users still love Windows 7 more - poll

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Re: 35% of people who voted for Win 8 did so because Explorer 10 was bundled with it.

1) What is explorer 10?

2) What does the 35% relate to?

3) You seem to think people who are able to use a beta OS, and comment it on some geeky site have never heard of firefox, chrome et al

4) Are you really incapable of googleing to find out what happened to the browser choice screen? Again, your asumption seems to be that people are quite capable of installing a complete OS but are only able to remember to not choose IE if they are prompted not to do so.

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Opportunity finds new patch of 'berries' on Mars

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Re: We come in peace...

Momentarily, our resident school bully lost all credibility after singing a version of that song live on radio 210. He used his fists and a wooden knife he had fashioned in CDT to sadly regain it.

I realise that doesn't add a lot to this debate.

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 launch spreads desktop app love

Charles Calthrop
WTF?

error installing on windows 8

I tried the visual studio express web edition and it would not install on windows 8

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Want a Windows 8 Start Button? Open source to the rescue!

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lol

you look like balmer lol

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Apple Mountain Lion file points to Mac Pro update

Charles Calthrop

no drive?

i can see the point of saving space on a laptop, but on a tower???? Surely all you are doing is forcing most users to buy an external drive and ruin the minimalism of your tower design?

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Wikipedia collapses threatening the very fabric of civilisation

Charles Calthrop
FAIL

PLEASE

can we not have screenshots of random people's twitter status embedded in your stories. I have seen this elsewhere but thought I'd be safe on here. It might help internally to promote your strategy to humanise the channel flow and synergise your content sreams or some other bollocks but I DO NOT CARE WHAT RANDOM PEOPLE ON TWITTER THINK AND IF I DID I"D BE ON TWITTER NOT ON EL REG

Rip el reg gravestone icon

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Nokia flogged 4m Lumias, still bled €826m this quarter

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The flame that lit the battle's wreck

Shone round him o'er the dead.

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Review: Samsung Chromebox

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Re: when my raspberry pi comes

http://www.bendobson.co.uk/snaps/raspberry_altoids.jpg

warning large image

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Charles Calthrop

when my raspberry pi comes

I'll have a better computer, in an altoids tin than this for 65 odd quid.

Better in that I own it, and can do what I like with it

Better in that I can work offline

Better in that raspberry pi dot com is not sluriping up everything I do and subjecting my life to an algorithm that then tries to sell me pole dancing lessons (as my gmail just did)

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Microsoft sets the price for a Windows 8 upgrade at $40

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anti competitive? against whom? the only real competition they have is earlier versions of windows.

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Finnish PM rules out Nokia rescue package

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i bet nokia wish they were as clever as the nerds on here with the foresight to see that elop was a microsoft plant

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Stephen Fry's Pushnote goes titsup

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Re: He's not "IT-literate"

where does IT literacy end if you need to know how to program? If you need to be able to program in every language used on the web, no one in the world is IT literate

Am I IT literate as I build ontologies and search algorithms for websites? Or am I not because I know jack about css or how https works compared to http?

My dad was upset he could not run maple on the ipad and loves to tell me about the supercomputers he used in his nuclear pyhsics labs in the 70s, but he can't configure an email account My mum has no idea what html is, but emails me about it security from guardian technology section. Surely she is more it literate than him?

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Ex-Nokia Siemens engineer admits eBaying nicked routers

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Re: Businesses - How about paying...

"and aare paid barely enough to support a family" so we are agreed they are paid enough then?

"I also know plenty of techies who are working second jobs to make ends meet," my point exactly.

"The judge obviously didn't see the whole thing as crime of the century either," I didn't say it was either. But he stole because he obviously figured it the easiest option given the consequences, not because megacorp x are heartless bastards who force workers to work at starvation wages.

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Re: Businesses - How about paying...

So he was forced to steal because he was not paid enough? Bullshit, he stole because he is a thief. There is no techie in this country who is paid so little they cannot live, unless they decide to live beyond their means.

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Pints under attack as Lord Howe demands metric-only UK

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my cold dead hands

the rest of the world should adopt the pint as a mesurment

the pint is perfect

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Uni plagiarism site buckles under crush of last-minute essays

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Happy

better in my day

I just copied wholesale from a book that was not published in the UK.

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RIP Ceefax: Digital switchover kills off last teletext service

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turner the worm end screen

Turner the worm went out with a bang

NSFW if your boss hates cartoon ejaculate

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/212/506622777_1b9520378f_z.jpg?zz=1

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