* Posts by PleebSmash

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Get an Apple Watch or die warns Tim Cook

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Re: The problem is …

Square-shaped iPod Nano with a strap did almost everything useful that Apple Watch can do.

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Feeble Phobos flaking as it falls to Mars

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Mushroom

At that rate, we could colonize Mars within the next hundred years, strap some ion engines onto Phobos, and stabilize the orbit indefinitely. Then use it as a launch pad or space elevator type of thing.

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AMD sued: Number of Bulldozer cores in its chips is a lie, allegedly

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Didn't see that coming? AMD's Bulldozer "modules" have been long known to be ineffective, similar or worse to half the number of Intel cores. They are abandoning the CMT/module concepts for Zen, and claim to be able to improve IPC by 40%.

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IBM splashing $2bn on Weather Company – reports

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Watson is looking more like a desperate bluff than genius strategy. If only it worked well and didn't cost so much, they wouldn't have to spend billions to coax an A.I. revenue stream into existence.

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Mutant space germs threaten International Space Station

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Re: Whatever.

The healthy, yet immune-compromised humans of the ISS will survive?

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Google lifts app price ceiling to US$400

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Paris Hilton

why not charge more than once

What happened to cloudy subscription-based software?

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Boffins: Comet Lovejoy is a cosmic booze cruise spewing alcohol across the Solar System

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space travel targets

Ahh, this is my kind of comet.

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Pebble smartwatch finds its voice

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Re: ..much thirstier than previous Pebbles..

"2 days is still better than most other rival watches."

Care to revise that statement?

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El Reg celebrates Back to the Future Day

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nothing to celebrate

No portable consumer fusion reactors, no flying cars, no hoverboards.

No hope.

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Made you jump! Space to give Earth an asteroid Halloween scare

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Re: Ominous

We take everything they throw at us.

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Terror, terror everywhere: Call the filter police, there's a madman (or two) in town

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Samsung told to build bots who work for less than Foxconn staffers

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iSummon

Reg readers might also hope Samsung's research isn't particularly successful, on grounds that anything with the potential to retard the rise of a middle class in the nations mentioned above makes for less-vigorous potential export markets.

Worstall. Worstall. Worstal.

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Apple ordered to write a $234m check to uni in A7 chip patent spat

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rounding error

Apple should settle with University of Wisconsin, up the award to $250 million, and spin it for PR.

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How to get 10Gbit/s home broadband in the US: Step 1. Move to Chattanooga, TN

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Devil

You can spread the atheist gospel

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UK drivers left idling as Tesla rolls out Autopilot in US

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Re: I wish Muskie would make up his mind

It's not an autonomous vehicle. It's a "keep your hands on the wheel but become more easily distracted and face peril since it's only semi-autonomous" vehicle.

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Shocker: Net anarchist builds sneaky 220v USB stick that fries laptops

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Re: @ fruitoftheloon @Charles Manning: Net anarchist?

True, but presumably you don't put your white spirit/meths/cellulose thinners into coke bottles and leave then in school playgrounds to see what happens?

Maybe he should be doing that, but that would be littering.

So is leaving only USB sticks around, only something that could get lost in the laundry is more innocuous than bottles.

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Re: Net anarchist?

He's no criminal vandal. Don't plug in strange USB sticks and you'll be just fine.

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ebook price-fixing saga: Apple rids self of court-appointed watchdog

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Go

Time to invent a new ebook format with embedded popup 3D VR images. And $12 a book.

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Twitter reduces BBC hacks to tears with redundancy notice

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Pirate

"The world needs a strong Twitter."

The world needs a spiked Kool-Aid.

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Volvo to 'accept full liability' for crashes with its driverless cars

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this issue will get solved eventually

Insurance companies would love you to have a safe driverless car.

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Hackers can steal your BRAIN WAVES

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the only way to win

Naughty or Nice? One Brain Scan Is Now All It Takes to Find Out

Soon, participating in medical care will be like gambling on the state of security systems. Lose just once and you are an open book.

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NASA preps test of broadband-from-spaaaaace project

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MAFIAS

Who will collect lunar royalties?

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LASER RAZOR blunted by KickStarter ban

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Mushroom

Re: Will it work with blonde people?

The claim sounded a lot better before they were punted off the crowdbeg platform.

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Google says Loony broadband balloons are 'nearly perfect'

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They should license the techniques and balloons so that others can undertake the fun process of negotiating with the FAA and launching airborne ISPs.

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Researcher messes up Wi-Fi with an rPi and bargain buy radio stick

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defensible

"continual, targeted and virtually indefensible stealth jamming"

In his defense, it was very cheap.

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Data retention has started in Australia, but carriers aren't ready

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anger retention

Carriers aren't ready? Neither are the customers.

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speed boost

Quick, disguise all traffic as Netflix!

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Whitman slams EMC/Dell deal

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Memristors, The Machine, 3D printers...

If Dell starts making big promises like HP, that's the time to start worrying.

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Netflix in Australia slower than Mexico, Chile or New Zealand

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every ISP improved its speed

Does that have an effect on Australians who are not using Netflix?

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SanDisk, HP take on Micron and Intel’s faster-than-flash XPoint

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first thoughts

Crossbar is looking dead in the water.

HP will finally get to build The Machine... in 3 years maybe.

What happens to HP and Hynix?

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TRANSISTOR-GATE-GATE: Apple admits some iPhone 6Ses crappier than others

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Re: Throttling problem!

Slow as *uck throttled, eh? It's the 10th iteration of the product and CPU performance is 70% better than its predecessor. Well, your mileage may vary on the 70%... but how fast did you want your fondler to be?

Did you just marathon some Cleese?

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SoC it to 'em

I told you so

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Hey, Facebook – these are the new Like buttons you should have used

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4 people have shared this on Facebook

function(e) {

e.preventDefault();

facebook_share_popup(live_url);

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'ALIEN INVADERS OBSERVED': OFFICIAL ESA announcement

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Re: Humour

They should all be fired for muddying the waters around legitimate alien disclosure in the near future...

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Russia vows to shame big biz that advertises on pirate sites, and save the internet

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psst, Andrew

Turn posting back on.

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Re: Vow

I vow to never utter another solemn promise.

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"continue to steal trademarked, copyrighted content"

Report ignored.

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Re: Advertising and image building

Russia plays well with China and would do well to co-lead with them. Both Russia and China are projecting military power within their spheres of influence.

China has had more success in punishing Western tech companies like Qualcomm and Google, since everyone wants a piece of that market. Russia's data localization laws could help it to get a grip on these companies. Russia has indeed followed the EU's lead and taken on Google:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/google-found-guilty-of-abusing-dominant-market-position-in-russia-1442250025

Russia has Yandex and a space industry, so a satellite Internet scheme might be possible.

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Mushroom

It could be a good way to extract more money from pirate sites within Russia's sphere of influence.

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Testing CarPlay with Apple’s most expensive ever accessory

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Why look when you can Siri?

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The Steve Jobs of supercomputers: We remember Seymour Cray

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Re: Typical management

Came here to quote that. I think it's a misprint by El Reg.

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Hand-cranked ‘DDoS’ floors Thai government website amid protests

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Re: The Land of S̶m̶i̶l̶e̶s̶ Kim Jong-Un Jr.

It will end when you remove or kill your military dictators. What are you waiting for, Thailand?

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Mars water discovery is a liberal-muslim plot, cry moist conspiracy theorists

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Disregard El Reg

El Reg has been Compromised since the Beginning. Do not Trust it.

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Microsoft sabotages own Lumia smartmobe flagship launch

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Re: Nice to see...

The highest capacity MicroSD cards are 200 GB from SanDisk, and an announced but impossible to find 512 GB MicroSD card from Microdia. Full-sized SD cards haven't reached 1 terabyte as far as I know, just 512 GB.

So the odds are not good that 2TB MicroSD cards will be pretty cheap or exist in six months time.

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Eight cores good, ten cores better: MediaTek resumes Qualcomm multi-core war

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"Fatter" does not mean "better".

Higher watt-hours per unit of mass or volume means better. The energy density of the batteries used in smartphones will increase over time, and will at least double over the next decade.

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1. The chip makers aren't in charge of making batteries.

2. The phone manufacturers will use better batteries if they are produced.

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Alert

MediaTek claims that the 10-core, 3-cluster design results in 30% less power consumption over a similar 8-core, 2-cluster design. Such a large improvement would be easy to test once the chips are available.

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El Reg lecture shows the merely human how to live forever

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Re: ...as nature intended?

"they"

Nature doesn't like that.

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AF-FIR-MAT-IVE: Second suspension for robot-voice helldesker

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Re: Demoted it would seem and they expect him to be Mr. Cheerful?

Maybe Helldesk without pay will do the trick?

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UK.gov unleashes 3D virtual world to train GCHQ's kiddie division

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