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2768 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

iPad 3 benchmarked

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Re: Downgrade in fact

Could be a squared relationship... benefit of the doubt? ;o)

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Yes

They've done it before.

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gpu

You'd defo have to up the GPU for a 4x pixel count increase, they'd all get returned for refund if you didn't

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iPlayer repeat fees threaten BBC earthquake

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" a constitutional obligation to give it all away"

Well that and the £2BN+ license tax/fee it receives every year, yes.

You don't **HAVE** to buy that Dad's Army DVD, that, at least you have a choice in.

BBC1 is just unwatchable for the most part these days with Bellenders and Celebrity Domino toppling, etc. BBC2 has Horizon, Top Gear. BBC3 is more promising as is BBC4 but really. Four channels? Sack the repeats, cut out the bullshit and put everything into BBC1 and BBC2 and maybe they'd be worth 1/2 the license fee.

If I contrast non-BBC content watched with BBC content and work it out pro-rata vs my SKY subs then SKY looks like great value by comparison, even if I 'forget' to subtract the ADSL and phone first and SKY costs me 4x the BBC tax per month and I can choose not to have it if I want. I still need the TV for the PS3 and XBOX so not like that can be bunged (42" HMDI tunerless monitors are not cheap).

If they intend to charge for iPlayer it better be outside the UK only. I'm already paying for it and all its content. Surely they could have a £5/month sub to non-UK IP addresses instead, there's revenue in that.

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Just like a real computer: Android gets Android IDE

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IDE

I really want a decent IDE on Android, something like Netbeans (albeit cut down and not such a memory rapist).

That would make a Transformer Infinity a serious consideration as a laptop replacement...

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PayPal slaps down Dr Who ‘charity book’

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FAIL

Errr what???

He used paypal because it's..... *cough*

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Re: Actually PP may be doing the right thing here

Presumably the seller made it pretty clear this was 'pre-order' or 'crowdfunding' ?

As long as the buyer is clearly made aware then PP cannot claim anyone was mislead, surely?

I couldn't possibly recommend PP to anyone as anything more than a hobby level payment solution, they're too much of a liability, like an apple app store for your money, it's up to them if they let you at it. I know many companies put big sums of money through them but I'd never trust them with my business' primary revenue.

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New Yorker sues Apple: 'Misleading and deceptive' Siri ads

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"rendering the iPhone 4S merely a more expensive iPhone 4"

The defence rests, Your Honour.

PARIS ? Personal Assistant & Rapid Intelligent Search ?

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if year > 2013 then PC != Personal Computer

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Happy

At least

We technical types will become elite again, as everyone puts their crap into the cloud and gets nothing done with it because all they have is a stupid bloody tablet to access it with and it can only do email, calendar, misunderstand your speech and angry birds and the other 50% of it only works in the USA.

No-one will know what applications actually are any more ;o)

Putting my rates up in 2013!

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Asus: We are NOT killing off Transformer Prime

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Re: ROFL at this...

At least we're not seeing mindless ASUS Transformer stories everywhere every day.

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Thousands of Brits bombarded in caller spoofing riddle

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Re: Truecall

We just registered with the Mail Preference Service and the Telephone Preference Service - virtually zero junk either down the phone or through the door.

Anyone calls with unsolicited crap then they get this treatment which provides a perverse sense of smug satisfaction... http://focusrite.livejournal.com/1627.html

Pint for everyone!

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One reason

Set your outbound CLI to a premium rate number and wait for marks to call back to see who you were.

Bung the inbound return call into a call queue saying "We're busy but value your call", etc and you can rack up a lot of moolah quite quickly and for very little outlay.

Bish Bosh

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Nanocapacitor slab to boost car batteries

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800A ?? Shocking (eeew crap pun)

Eh?

On my old Honda the starter motor fuse is 60A, dunno what the Jag is, will be more but I'm pretty sure you don't need 800 amps to turn a V8 over, either. Unless you mean *literally* flip it over...!

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Re: Stop-Start

Thought as much. Shame as maintaining an ignitable compressed mixture at TDC could be a pretty efficient stop-start strategy. No good for diesel, though, either I spose.

Hohum, back to the drawing board!

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Stop-Start

I always wondered what stop-start cars did when stuck on the M1 for an hour.. do they really restart the engine every 2 car lengths and are they clever enough to know when stopping it means it might not have the juice to restart it?

Now I don't know how tight a seal the piston rings make but I'd have thought stopping the engine with a cylinder fully injected at top-dead-centre would perhaps allow you to restart the engine by kicking a spark into that cylinder if the engine was warm, rather than cranking the starter motor, allowing for many more restarts. Maybe the fuel vapour condenses too fast in the cylinder when left unignited.

Perhaps that's how they work. Dunno.. Ramble ramble

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Apple resellers left to pick bones of dwindling iPad stocks

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Re: Maybe Proview got that ban in the end

Hence use of the word 'maybe' as in 'it's a possibility though as yet unverified'

DUH.

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FAIL

Maybe Proview got that ban in the end

Or maybe someone @ apple thinks the Wii demand model is still sensible.

Or maybe they think they can drag sales out to overlap Samsung releases to dilute Samsung's sales

Or maybe they screwed up again. Fail.

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Rub Facebook pals in your wealth with 'social' credit card

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Bloody right

Bombardier & trains, anyone?

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FAIL

F'ing Citibank (bit off topic)

What annoys me most about Citibank is that's where I have to pay my VAT.

HMRC have ditched their Bank of England account and gone with Citibank. Nothing quite says 'we don't give a stuff about the economy' quite as much as all the VAT in the country being stored in the USA....

I'd have thought it was against the national interest to have that much UK money stored with a foreign interest.

Fail cos well, it's uk.gov, innit

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Judge nixes Apple's bid to patent-bash bankrupt Kodak

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Holmes

The great fresh smell of

An opportunity to grab patents you want to use to kick other companies around with.

I hope Canon buys the lot.

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LYING iPhone 4S mobes claim 4G connection on 3G network

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But does this 4G work outside the USA?

We must know!

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Microsoft 'yanked optical drive from Xbox 720'

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Re: Are they doing a sony?

Locked to a **USER** on a console with the option to buy 'cheap' keys for the other console users, mark my words...

The games market will tank, surely.

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:o(

I predicted this a coupla months ago, the destruction of the 2nd hand game market.

So, they're going to halve the price of the games now every copy is a sale?

Yeah right. They'll get dearer.

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Google, Asus co-brand tablet to take on Amazon Kindle Fire

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Re: I was..

Doesn't that make it 'Arse-Us' in Americaland ?

I say Ay-sus, not knowing any better until 3 minutes ago...

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Solar storm has a 'sting in its tail', warn space weathermen

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Facepalm

"the Sun may be headed into a lengthy quiet period"

If it gets colder the Warmists won't like that...

Imagine virtually conclusive proof that the gimungous nuclear reactor at the centre of our solar system could affect the temperature of our planet...

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Solar storm arrives, nobody notices

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Explanation

They got it wrong.

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Apple to Google Maps: ‘Get lost’

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Well

At least it seems to work outside the USA...

That's an improvement.

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'The new iPad' selling out at AT&T

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Not surprising

When you consider the bullshit the Daily Mail are spouting about it today..

!!!!!!FOUR TIMES FASTER!!!!!!

Scrshot sent to El Reg

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Titanic director James Cameron prepares for deep sea dive

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Happy

If he brings an creatures back...

Won't they explode from suddenly not having 1 tonne/cm2 pressure on their exterior?

Humans get messy enough when they get just 15psi (apprx 1 bar) less exterior pressure (outer space)

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New iPad: Crack open your wallets, fanbois, here's what it'll cost

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Meh

OMFG

I'll hang on for a Samsung Galaxy S3 I think (yes I know that's a phone). It'll be a free upgrade from Vodafone.

Then I'll have something nice and fast to play with while I assess a Transformer Infinity to see if it'll replace a laptop.

Seriously. That's a shit revision for a lot of money, it should've been called the iPad 2s

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New iPad 4G data connection will only work in America

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Meh

No digital tuning?

Surely the LTE module/chip is digitally tunable? Perhaps the cheap ones aren't or something.

Or maybe the antenna's are too band-specific, 700-800 is quite a difference in RF and we know what apple are like with antenna design...

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Meh

What?

You mean there's "stuff" outside of America?

Say it ain't so!

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Top Brit authors turn flamethrowers on barmy IPO

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WTF?

Ooookaayyyy

So it's OK for the gov to steal royalties from starving artisans but not joe public when a rich (and generous-to-politicans) corporation gets its shit downloaded by Joe Public who may never actually have bought it otherwise anyway...

Tidy, as they say in the Western Land of the Druids

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The one tiny slip that put LulzSec chief Sabu in the FBI's pocket

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" because just once"

So, actually, a fabulous-tastic advertisement for TOR for free

Nice :oD

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'The new iPad' revealed: Full specs, rumor scorecard

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Re: In essence...

Woo.

Abacus - Calculator

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Dare I venture...

The iPad Meh-s

If they'd called it the iPad2s the meme would be complete...

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Samsung celebrates iPad 3 day by suing Apple AGAIN

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Joke

Chuckle

Perhaps a video of baristas queueing outside a store would be appropriate also?

:oD

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Steve Jobs' death clears way for Apple-Android peace talks

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"abandon its policy"

So it now thinks it's more profitable to settle/play ball than sue.

Presumably either they've identified a gaping infringement liability in their stuff, realised they risk getting a shedload of patent invalidated or have noticed that a lot of people are being put off buying apple stuff by, errr... apple.

They don't strike me as a company that would play fair when there was $50 profit to be made.

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Katie Price's teasing 'strapline reveal' avoids bust

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Pint

Snickers is completely pointless

Jordan doubly so

(Props to Douglas Adams, posthumous pint)

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Dabs warns staff: Your roles are 'at risk of redundancy'

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Sounds like

the legal hoops HR have to go through in the process of making people redundant, consultation phases are mandatory, I believe, as are a few other things and all these things have to be seen and documented to be done before you can actually make people redundant otherwise you leave yourself open for unfair dismissal or a bunch of other no-win-no-fee lawyering from the dismissed.

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Two Brits in court over Michael Jackson back catalogue hack

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Black Helicopters

Ummmm

How did they identify the perps? Did they have static IP's or something?

Or perhaps this is how long DHCP records are kept for (at least...), which is somewhat revealing

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Apple claims its 'innovation' creates 514,000 US jobs

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But they DO innovate

And remember this is me, Mr Confirmed Apple Hater saying this.

They have surely made made innovative leaps in the discipline of patent <strike>trolling</strike> lawyering.

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Tony Blair closes RSA 2012, denounces WikiLeaks

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Politicians need privacy

To do the self-serving sneaky shit they do without fear of being outed.

Can you actually get a Doctorate in disingenuity these days cos they all seem to have one.

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Now Apple opens fire on EPAD trademark in China

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Stop

Sue Clare Rayner

For her PantyPads with wings

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Blighty's fast mobe broadband in music wrecking probe

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Pint

Dude...

You said 'mobe' ...

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Weeing Frenchman sues Google over Street View photo

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Bigot

Quel surnom!

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Apple: We never said Siri would actually work in the UK

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Re: Apple - pay attention

There is however quite a large amount of 'World' outside the US...

For real, seriously.

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Re: Apple - pay attention

Or buy an Android phone and install Evi on that instead.

It. Just. Works.

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FAIL

I should think it reasonable

For a UK user to have their 'Can Search Maps' app to search UK maps.

Especially as their device knows they're in the UK, speaking 'British' English (if they ever had the choice), etc.

I bet it installs stuff in French in France so to assume your device is properly localised is a reasonable thing.

It's half an application. So much for magical/revolutionary/whatever.

Utter fail.

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Threatmetrix founder to fight 'muffin apocalypse'

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Re: As opposed to the 'muffin top apocalypse', a side-effect of increased obesity rates.

Hahah yeah, I interpreted the headline as meaning fat chicks in jeans two sizes too small, too...

Shame someone can't actually fix that...

Anyone want to co-found a 'Take More Pride in Your Appearance' Quango/Research Unit ? Should be able to bag some uk.gov pork for 'studies' and 'awareness'... (pun intended)

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