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Why Apple had to craft a pocket-busting 5.5in Plus-sized iPhone 6 (thank LG, Samsung etc)

Stuart Elliott

Re: It's all about the screen size

Close, but no cigar:

"Take wallet out of pocket and touch it on reader."

My wallet contains 3 credit cards, and a debit card, all of which have PaybyBonk - which one does it choose?

"The only difference is it means Apple know exactly what you have been buying "

"6:51 p.m. : Apple doesn’t know what you bought, where you bought it, or how much you paid for it."

Source: http://www.apple.com/live/2014-sept-event/

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Hollywood star Robin Williams dies of 'suspected suicide' at 63

Stuart Elliott

Well, he decided to go out on the same day as my Gran, so perhaps she can give him slap while they're stood in line waiting for St Peter, for committing suicide.

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iOS slurpware brouhaha: It's for diagnostics, honest, says Apple

Stuart Elliott
Black Helicopters

Re: "Dead people are rising but Authorities say there is no cause for alarm."

One word..

"Quack".

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Huawei's turnover rockets upwards. Suck on that, US government

Stuart Elliott

Love my 10Gig Huawei switches

Decent kit, love 'em.

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New leaked 'Windows 8 screenshot': The Start Menu strikes back

Stuart Elliott
Alert

Re: Every other edition...

Or the lesser spotted Win+X menu.

It's the first thing I miss when handling previous edition PCs.

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DANGER MOUSE is back ... and he isn't half a GLASSHOLE

Stuart Elliott

Re: Eyebrows that float

Cor Chief !

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Twitter for iOS embraces Bing Translate in time for World Cup 2014

Stuart Elliott

But does it translate the biggest one?

From SOCCER to FOOTBALL ?

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Google Glass? Feh. Behold Dyson's 2001 pocket 'puter techno specs with own 'Siri'

Stuart Elliott

Re: well very few products are competely new designs?

Trust me, you wouldn't want to see me in Speedo's medium or smaller...

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BEAM ME UP SCOTTY: Boffins to turn PURE LIGHT into MATTER

Stuart Elliott

Light to Matter..

Does it turn chocolate bars and children into smaller versions of themselves too ?

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You'll hate Google's experimental Chrome UI, but so will phishers

Stuart Elliott

Re: Anti-phishing could be done in other ways

Well, I've had to go and look, been using Canary for months, and yes, you're right it's black, and the rest of the URL is grey, but if you hadn't told me it was the case I'd never have noticed, so obvious fail on the UI there...

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Amazon sets FIRE to your living room in bid to shake up TV streaming

Stuart Elliott

Re: Local DLNA?

Looking at the photo here: http://goo.gl/Yn9Inq

It does indeed have an ethernet port.

Hate the shape of the remote though, what's wrong with flat backed remotes?

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Microsoft DirectX 12 pushes gaming code closer to GPU bare metal

Stuart Elliott

Windows 8 only?

I think we'll be lucky if it's not Windows 9 exclusive for the first 12 months or so.

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

Stuart Elliott

Make the saving by..

Taking the 1p and 2p out of circulation, get's rid of the offensive 99p rubbish, and gets rid of coins nobody (imo) wants anyway, other than something to throw in the 4.5L Bells Whisky bottles.

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SACRILEGE! Hitchhiker's Guide game's back ... and it TWEETS at you

Stuart Elliott

Re: Tweet?

Something twits (or is that twats?) do.

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Stuart Elliott

Re: A nice cuppa

Would that be of Tea or No Tea ?

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Ancient video of Steve Jobs launching the first Apple Mac found

Stuart Elliott

Enjoyable watch

Was good seeing things we take for granted in today's machines being touted as new and wonderful, hurt not seeing Woz's name in the Macintosh roll-call part of the video though.

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TomTom GO 6000 satnav chews on smarties and tablets

Stuart Elliott

Luddite

What is wrong with the abacus ?

What is wrong with walking ?

What is wrong with bows and arrows ?

What is wrong with 640K ?

etc. etc.

I've had various TomTom devices, currently on the not so wonderful GO Live 1000, but I wouldn't be without it, like my automatic transmission in the car, it takes the effort out of a mundane task, something not difficult, but something we don't need to think about, and can just get on with it.

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Astroboffins spot HOT, YOUNG GIANT where she doesn't belong

Stuart Elliott

Re: That's not going to happen

The planet is only that far out due to a miscue in a game of Planet Pool, during a "White Hole" incident.

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Gates chokes up, WEEPS to Microsoft shareholders amid talk of CEO hunt

Stuart Elliott
Facepalm

'grow the fuck up'...

Pot... meet kettle..

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The micro YOU used in school: The story of the Research Machines 380Z

Stuart Elliott

380Z came much later

Commodore Pet for the win !

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AIR TIME! Our expert cosies up with the new top-end iPad

Stuart Elliott

Re: Battery life

Battery life on my iPad Air is pretty damned good actually, wish I could say the same for my iPhone 5 though.

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Security researcher Cédric 'Sid' Blancher dead at 37

Stuart Elliott
Coat

Too soon?

Well, he definitely made an impact in his particular field.

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iPad 4 is so OVER: 5 times as many fanbois now using iPad Air - survey

Stuart Elliott

Re: I suppose...

Well, I upgraded both mine and my FD's iPad 2 to 64gb Air's mine with cellular, his without, but it was purely down to being because he wanted one, and asked me to get it for him, whereupon he then said "Oh and I suppose you'll want one too ?" - well, it would have been rude not to. :)

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New Bitcoin exchange launches in the UK

Stuart Elliott

Multiple underground vaults

In other words, their mothers' basement?

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HTC phone STOPS BULLET, saves Florida gas station clerk's life

Stuart Elliott

Under warranty?

I wonder if HTC will replace it for him?

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Baldness fix from foreskin follicles

Stuart Elliott

Came for the dickhead comment

... wasn't disappointed. \o/

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Foxconn 'fesses up to labour breaches: Made students work long hours

Stuart Elliott

Rotten Apples?

Just wondering why you need to refer to them as the "Apple-assembling firm", when

A) they were making Sony PS/4's and

B) they manufacture for at least::

Apple Inc.,ASRock, Asus, Barnes & Noble, Cisco, Dell, EVGA Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, IBM, Lenovo, Logitech, Microsoft, MSI, Motorola, Netgear, Nintendo, Nokia, Panasonic ,Philips ,Samsung ,Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio as far as I can see..

Is Apple bashing THAT big a money-click earner ?

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First look: Apple iPhone 5S and 5C

Stuart Elliott

Re: Equally tiresome...

All right, but apart from that, what have the Romans Apple ever done for us ?

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Extreme Networks coughs $180m for 'no overlap' rival Enterasys

Stuart Elliott

Extreme Networks

Hmm, what a coincidence, just finished posting in the Huawei thread stating I'd just put their kit in, and it's Extreme network gear it's replaced, never see ANYTHING about Extreme, and this pops up today.. Spooky..

/dons tin foil hat.

/breathes sigh of relief.

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Huawei CTO insists: 'We are not a threat to UK and US national security'

Stuart Elliott

Huawei Kit

Just put half a dozen S5710 10GB switches in the office here this week, nice pieces of kit to be honest.

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Sky falling: 119,000 Brits flee O2, Be after Murdoch broadband gobble

Stuart Elliott

Still have two accounts with BE

The only reason I've not changed is where the two accounts are, neither have access to fibre yet, so there's little point moving away, but it'll be a cold day in hell when I switch to Sky's telecom service, and as soon as fibre is available... Sayonara Rupe.

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YES, Xbox One DOES need internet, DOES restrict game trading

Stuart Elliott
Trollface

Re: XBox CONSOLE FROM HELL

Obviously the answer is for the "trollololols", but I'll ask anyway...

Given your obvious disdain for anything Microsoft, why do you read any of their propaganda and feel the need to denigrate it, when I think everyone is aware of what you're going to think of it anyway ?

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Windows 8.1 Start button SPOTTED in the wild

Stuart Elliott
Gimp

Re: Bunch of nancies

Wow, I've just been back and read your previous posts, you REALLY are a Microsoft shill aren't you...

Either that, or you're as blinkered as Eadon is.

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Stuart Elliott
Trollface

Re: More speculation

Let me guess, your surname is Rosoft...

I use Windows 8 with Start8, both in the office and at home, and genuinely like it, BECAUSE it's how I want it, not how some marketing droid who wants us to keep our noses in the Windows App Store trough wants me to use my computer.

It's hardly FUD when it is being shown by someone WITH the product, especially given the amount of negative feedback the original Windows 8 beta users gave TIFKAM, yet to see it still rammed down their throat come release time.

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Microsoft loads botnet-crushing data into Azure

Stuart Elliott
Black Helicopters

Re: Google on IE10

I have a shortcut saved for when it decides Google UK doesn't want to show up in the gallery.

http://www.iegallery.com/gb/addons/detail.aspx?id=13438

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Stuart Elliott
WTF?

C-TIP & CERTS

I'm not sure, but I think it needs more acronyms.

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James Bond inspires US bill to require smart guns for all

Stuart Elliott
Trollface

Re: Anyone else reminded of

Everyone needs a bosom for a pillow ?

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Stuart Elliott
Facepalm

Re: Want to "save the chilllllldddddrrren"?

" than were killed or injured by guns fired by pre-teens in the last year "

What has pre-teens got to do with it, other than allowing a lower number than the tornado killed ?

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Boffins find world's oldest virgin water trapped in Earth's crust

Stuart Elliott
Pint

Re: I wonder if the bacteria in them holes ever thinks.....

I thought it was "ugly bags of mostly water".

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Pirates scoff at games dev sim's in-game piracy lesson

Stuart Elliott
Thumb Up

Re: Bucked the trend

Yes, it's actually quite addictive, it's had about 4 hours off me tonight, so yeah, it's enjoyable, nice seeing the little history lessons going on with the hardware releases, as time goes by.

£6.83 well spent.

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Stuart Elliott
Pint

Bucked the trend

.. and bought a copy, because well, everyone needs a little extra beer money from time to time, and I thought the piracy hack-job was funny.

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Movie, TV ads annoying? You ain't seen nothin' yet

Stuart Elliott
Big Brother

Coming soon...

AdBlock for DVD and BluRay.

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SpaceX Dragon eventually snared by ISS

Stuart Elliott
Thumb Up

Good news day.

Anything that makes going into space a positive thing is imo a "good thing", that coupled with a 5 second sound-bite on the radio news as I woke up of a girl born with HIV seemingly cured with standard medication, makes this a "good news day".

Let's hope it stays that way.

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Recipe for a bad day: 'State-backed hackers are attacking your PC'

Stuart Elliott
FAIL

Re: Linux is a strong solution

Fishing much?

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Illicit phone rings in Sri Lankan inmate's back crack

Stuart Elliott
Joke

In BootNotes

So would that make it a Booty Call ?

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Curiosity photographs mysterious metal object on Martian rock

Stuart Elliott

Upvote for Marvin

Glad to see I wasn't wrong in my guess, when I went to look.. \o/

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Fanbois rejoice: iPhone 5, iPad Mini finally jailbroken

Stuart Elliott
Thumb Up

Re: iPad3 ... works

Only issue reported so far, other than the Cydia servers getting DDOS'd by everyone who's just JB'd their phone, wanting to get their favourite hack-de-jour, is the weather app isn't working, though they're aware of it, and were working on it they said.

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Samsung mocks Apple lawsuit in SuperBowl teaser ad

Stuart Elliott
Facepalm

Re: ah

I'm a iPhone and iPad owner, and am not an AC, but neither do I feel the need to ridicule someone else for what choice of phone / tablet they own either, so I guess that makes me a rarity around these parts then?

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RIM PlayBook trumps new iPad in UK channel sales - analyst

Stuart Elliott
Flame

Re: BB10

The general rumblings are that it'll get BB10 tomorrow, I like the feel of my PB, but I still prefer my iPad 2.

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