* Posts by g e

2806 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Google shuts Glass store and nixes Video Call feature

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I found Glass quite useful, to be honest

As when someone in my G+ stream has a profile pic of them wearing Glass I know to uncircle them.

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Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders

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Apple make nothing that I want

Though I bet they don't believe me and I bet they think it's someone else's fault in any case.

If hubris had mass One Infinite Loop (or whatever their address is) would contain a black hole.

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Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray

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Not forgetting, of course

That everyone (naturally) has listening equipment and environments conducive to eking out the very lowest bits of resolution for their enjoyment.

You know, like non-rectangular damped rooms with KEF/Dynaudio/whatever speakers and pro-audio valve amps and so on (and on and on). Or whatever the current trend is for listening environments.

Not to mention the ears to appreciate it.

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Organic food: Pricey, not particularly healthy, won't save you from cancer

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Presumably though

It helps put a little less money in the pockets of organisations like Monsanto ?

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I QUIT: Mozilla's anti-gay-marriage Brendan Eich leaps out of door

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Re: "Intollerance(sic) won"

That'd depend on who you think's being intolerant I suppose.

The one chap who was discovered to have a particular point of view or the swathes of people vilifying him for for not holding the same point of view as them.

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Pots and kettles

Maybe it's time for a new word to be coined.

Heterophobe

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Asia's internet in peril as cable network breaks in TWO places

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Re: cut in two places?

Ingress and Egress

to the NSA, natch

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Returning a laptop to PC World ruined this bloke's credit score. Today the Supreme Court ended his 15-year nightmare

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1600% ?!?!?! Are Wonga having a Spring sale or something?

From Googling 'Wonga dot com apr'

"Our flexible, short-term service comes with a representative APR of 5853%"

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Facebook Oculus VR buyout: IT WANTS your EYEBALLS

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Re: wow

Or issue stock commensurate to the scale of contribution.

Ah. But Zuck wouldn't own it then would he.

Refund the KS contributors twice.

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ISPs' pirate-choking blocking measures ARE effective – music body

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Buy

As in second hand

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So it's still for everyone else to solve

Other than the entertainment co's

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Blinking good: LG launches smart light bulb for Android/iOS

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Re: 60 W led?

Probably 60W effective

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Proof Apple is GOING BACKWARDS: It's trying to patent a Newton-ish touchscreen stylus

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Re: Apple Innovates Again; first it was corners, now sticks!

C'est un lapin sur le patinoire....

Maybe Tim Cook's mother was a hamster?

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Say CHEESE: Samsung files patent for transparent camera

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Am I the only one to realise

That if you put it into a monitor you can look at the screen and be looking at the person you're videoconf'ing with ?

Does anyone know if Samsung also make display panels?</sarcasm>

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QUIDOCALYPSE: Blighty braces for £100 MILLION cost of new £1 coin

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Also and excellent opportunity

To upgrade the fecking things to take card payments at the same time so save foraging for change in the first place.

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eBay boss tells workers to ignore 'noisy' Icahn's PayPal sale campaign

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Re: Burn!

+35 thumbs up

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Hey Carl

Fuck off.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg buttonholes Obama, rages against NSA dragnet spying

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Although

You can largely avoid Farcebook if you choose to. No such luck with GCHQ/NSA

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Privacy warriors lob sueball at Facebook buyout of WhatsApp

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Re: promises, promises

Change your info to rubbish and stop using the app. Chances are they don't version your data updates.

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CIA snoops snooped on Senate to spy spy torture report – report

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Domestic operation?

I thought The Agency were only remitted to foreign ops, this would seem to imply they'd been operating domestically...

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Chillax, cranky commentards: Anger can KILL YOU

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And there I was, ...

Hoping this made Daily Mail readers a Darwinian thing

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Bitcoin bank Flexcoin pulls plug after cyber-robbers nick $610,000

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So... the value of stealing a currency which then devalues?

Bitcoin stuff gets hacked, coinage gets stolen, values plummets, ill-gotten gains become worthless (ish)...

Who benefits from stealing a thing that then becomes valueless?

The people whom that thing threatens - banks, governments, etc.

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Icahn and I will: Carl's war on eBay goes NUCLEAR over Skype

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Re: Clearly...

Ted - maybe that's what all the 'Dark Matter' is in the universe... that idiot's ego.

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"a televised debate"

Because that would be the most professional thing a board member could possibly agree to do, right?

What an utter twunt Icahn is.

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Fanbois sent into FITS of RAGE by fake Steve Jobs statue competition

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A curious effect though

Is that it was so believable which means most people think it's entirely plausible.

Which reflects on Apple and their public perception, regardless.

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Steve Jobs statue: Ones and ohs and OH NOES – it's POINTING at us

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I can't think what it reminds me of more...

The Thing

Hellraiser

Hardware

Death Machine

I'm going with Hellraiser as it looks like a dismembered body nailed to a wooden post

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Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations stall again

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If anyone understood and sympathised with protectionism

You'd think it would be the USA

Perhaps Protectionism is like a fart - only your own smells good.

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Microsoft's JavaScript challenger nears 1.0, wins Visual Studio love

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So...

Who, other than Microsoft, and presumably Adobe to some degree, will be supporting this?

Or is it just another MS IE-only white-elephant clutch at some kind of ownership of online stuff to keep themselves seemingly relevant to shareholders?

Perhaps I misunderstood how and where it's supposed to work....

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Cable thieves hang up on BT, cause MAJOR outage

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Re: Damn thieves

How about writing 'FIBRE OPTIC - NO COPPER' in very clear letters on the cabling.

Possibly in Romanian, also.

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What's up with that WhatsApp $19bn price tag? Answer: Voice calls

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Cos Farcebook having your call data

Is precisely what everyone wants, right ?

They'll probably even store the calls, too, hence why they'll optimise the hell out of it to reduce data footprint

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Antarctic glacier 'melted JUST as fast LONG before human carbon emissions'

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Re: Don't worry...

I think possibly that Warmists and their ilk are possibly like that idea about Tacheon pulses...

They travel backward through time so any science contrary to the beliefs of the Church of Warmology that has happened in non-warmist (e.g. 'our') past has yet to happen in Warmington-Upon-Sea and therefore doesn't exist, provoking the usual LALALALA response. QED.

I remember 30 years ago 'people saying' that if the sea level rose just 2 inches (5cm) then the world would end. Yet it rose over 3x that last century? Clearly there's a history of Sandwichboard-Wearing Doomsaying entrenched in the 'culture'.

P.S. Dont panic Mr Mainwaring!

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Climate Atheists

As defined in the Bible of The First Church of the Science of Warmology (disclaimer to the sarcastically-challenged: conjecture)

Mind you, no one justified a war or massacre with Atheism (that I can think of right this second)...

There's a bazillion faiths and gods but there's only one non-belief. Mine's the one with Origin of Species in the pocket.

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Re: Well humans where around 8000 years ago

You'd better check with Ken Ham about that, I think. Just to be sure....

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Microsoft asks pals to help KILL UK gov's Open Document Format dream

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Re: Oh...

I like the way they 'accuse' the government of trying to save money. Well DUH, they obviously don't read the news and are unaware that everyone's skint.

More like they're accusing the Government of conspiring to not give money to Microsoft.

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Apple patents touch-sensitive controls for MacBook

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HP Elitebook 6930P

Touch controls on laptop surface above keyboard for volume, etc

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Random car shutdowns force Toyota to recall Prius hybrids - AGAIN

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Wow. 80 million man minutes....

Over 152 man years to update em all!

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Broker accuses FAST of scaring users off secondhand software

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Re: It can be a grey area ...

Agreed, support in my mind (if it comes with a product purchase) expires with resale, like a car warranty.

Only the original purchaser gets the benefits of any bundled services. I'd expect to have to pay for a support contract of some sort if I bought secondhand and needed one.

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"FAST is yet to come across any appropriately qualified legal advisor..."

Conversely, by their own admission, FAST must be unable to say that it is NOT legal.

That sword has two edges

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Whitehall and Microsoft negotiate NHS Windows XP hacker survival plan

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Re: How about

Note to self: Add another 35 miles to expenses claim this month.

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For Windows guest - KVM or XEN and which distro for host?

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DOH

Just spotted KVM/XEN in the title.

Deleted the whole Virtualbox post, LOL.

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Bitcoin value plunges as Mt.Gox halts withdrawals and Russia says 'nyet'

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Re: Interesting

So barter is illegal, then.

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Twitter shares tank as blabbergasm implodes in full glare of unforgiving investors

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Great Googly Moogly

Who'd have thought that Twitter could be a crap investment?

Blimey.

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Apple's STILL trying to shake off court-imposed antitrust monitor

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Re: Just shows the monitor is needed

Yep. Nothing to hide, nothing to fear, right?

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A real life Romulan-Klingon alliance: Google, Samsung sign global patent pact

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Apple Cultist

Apologist Coward

etc

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Re: Return to vanilla Android

In the Apple Cultist (AC) universe, maybe.

All I've seen IRL is people either sticking with ithings or ditching them for (mostly) Sammy or HTC, not ditching droids for ithings.

Mind you I work in tech, not marketing.

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Strangely...

We've just been watching all the old Trek (amazing how watchable that stuff still is after nearly 50 years) and I remember an episode (The Enterprise Incident?) where Kirk pretends to go bonkers, crosses through the Neutral Zone into Romulan territory and gets nabbed by the Rommies on purpose so they can get their hands on the cloaking tech they didn't want the Romulans, seemingly, getting from the Klingons...

The Klingons had already used cloaking many episodes earlier.

In TNG, certainly, the Rommies used singularities to power their shizzle, though those Warbirds are of a significantly different class to those in TOS.

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Pay-by-bonk? YEP, it's an Apple patent now...

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Surely this was already done

By Samsung with the NFC share thingy?

It's a bit rich for apple to patent an NFC thingy that's been done elsewhere when they don't even 'do' NFC, albeit the process might not be sharing a pitcure, it's obviously trigging a data-related action.

Though it is apple after all

Lawyers everywhere will be putting the bunting out, doubtless.

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Apple badmouthing of court's monitor proves it NEEDS him - judge

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@Observer

And here you are yet, posting to it

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...no profit sharing with your retailers

Don't forget the shareholders, either

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Army spaffed MILLIONS up the wall on flawed Capita online recruiting system - report

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Re: 1.3 billion?????

I'll do it for 7.5 million, conditional on a copy of the requirements first.

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