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Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?

Martin Huizing

Re: Two words (and an ellipsis)

You're killing me! Had the trs80 in it and the got it for xmas. Best present ever.

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Sandisk breaks 128GB barrier with new $199 MICROSD card

Martin Huizing

Re: Is it just me?

Think of it this way: double capacity, half the size.

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Toshiba Encore: The Windows 8.1 tablet that might catch on

Martin Huizing
Trollface

Re: C:\> autoshill.bat

Who in their right mind would call their child Youngdog? I mean, that is your real name, right?

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Martin Huizing

Re: Just hang on a moment...

Bringing up rounded corners and lawsuits is so... 2009...

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Muslim clerics issue fatwa banning the devout from Mars One 'suicide' mission

Martin Huizing

They'll build two ships, of course. One copy secretly made by the Chinese.

You know, just in case a suicide bomber blows one up...

Sounds like a movie or a book I read before...

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One good thing from the Flappy Birds crapp flap: It's a handy 'tech' media rating system

Martin Huizing

Just wondering...

When's the movie coming out?

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EVE Online erects mashed-up memorial to biggest space fight in history

Martin Huizing
Go

Re: False sense of achievement maxed out...

Whoa, you Wild Beast you. Just stirring the pot a bit.

I actually respect people who can balance a job and enjoy their hobby, whatever it is. Me? I have quite a range of hobbies that some people might call wasteful. But this sums up my general feeling:

From the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25944837

"I keep thinking, I would love it," wrote LockeNCole on Reddit.

"I could build a little section of the universe for my own.

"Then I realise I have kids and would rather play with them."

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Martin Huizing

Re: False sense of achievement maxed out...

You are absolutely right, ofcourse. Bit of tongue in cheek on my part. I enjoy games as much as the next person. Some might call my time spend a waste also.

A virtual world spiraled out of control forcing players to join fractions and attacking other fractions.

I wonder what those people would do if they would meet in the streets wearing their war colors...

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Martin Huizing
Facepalm

False sense of achievement maxed out...

Gonna get downed for this, but...

What a monumental waste of time and money.

On the other hand these players might have a better social life than me...

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Hot naked Asian racks in Cali: El Reg snaps Open Compute servers for all

Martin Huizing

"ARM and Intel, sat together in perfect harmony" Missed chance, there.

Intelly and Armany live together in perfect harmony, side by side in my rackmount server, oh Lord, why don't we?

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MPAA spots a Google Glass guy in cinema, calls HOMELAND SECURITY

Martin Huizing

Future of technology.

I have downloaded movies, but only because I live in China and some movies are just not released here. Accidentally I also downloaded cinema recorded (or cam movies) and, over the years, watched the quality of these get better and better. I also like to keep up with recording tech, and I can say this; the future is either you have to go trough a metal/recording device detector or mandatory body/cavity search before able to enter the movie theater. Wearable tech is the future. Samsung's wrist camera already has a great resolution.

Add high capacity storage and ant-shake tech to the mix and those cameras will be easier and easier to be carried inside a theater to record movies in much better quality than ever before, instantly uploaded into the cloud.

I, myself love going to the movies and enjoy them on the big screen. IMAX 3d still blows me away. High ticket prices prevents me from going more than once or twice a month though. Downloading movies here is as easy as a click on a button.

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E-tagged insects a buzz for research

Martin Huizing

Saw a docu about bees the other day. What struck me most was how bees communicate with each other in their hives telling other bees where greener pastures could be found. The mathematics in their methods is astounding. I believe understanding their social interactions will greatly increase knowledge and help scientists come up with theories on why Colonies collapse.

So much left undiscovered in the animal kingdom. I hope one day it will help us find ballance before it is too late.

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Snowden: 'I am still working for the NSA ... to improve it'

Martin Huizing

Here is a man who has caused millions, if not billions worth of damage by his actions. Made countries mistrust America on whole new levels and did it for no other reason than trying to make the world a little better place to live in. Will they learn ? Ever?

Me personally I can't wait to see what other dirty little secrets will be revealed in the hope 'Murricah will stop playing World Police and let the right parties intermediate in international conflicts and affairs.

What I don't understand (and perhaps there are reasons for it), is why the US media isn't in an uproar or why Americans aren't up in arms over this.

Maybe they just don't want to bite the hand that feeds it...

Nixon's actions seems like a paper cut compared to this fiasco.

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Noisy qubits destroy data in order to save it

Martin Huizing

Reminds me of this somehow;

Infinite nr. of monkeys typing away on same amount of typewriters.

I wonder why Christians aren't up on arms on this instead of stem cell research.

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We go joyriding in the Google Maps-killer's ROBO-CAR

Martin Huizing
Meh

Re: Oh nice

Sorry ecofeco (although I wasn't one of the thumbs down) but you have to understand;

Saying 'Oh nice' is acceptable if only it didn't seem like attention seeking behavior of a 'Yeah, I am first poster! Look at me!' kind of way.

If you are posting on a tech board, come up with some tech comment saying what you like about it. More people will tend to agree with your comment other than agreeing with the fact that you like the article, see?

Regarding the article: I am happy Google is finally facing competition. Maybe they will raise the stakes again.

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Snowden: Hey fellow NSA worker, mind if I copy your PASSWORD?

Martin Huizing

This post has been deleted by the NSA

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World's first astro-bot sends greetings from International Space Station

Martin Huizing
Mushroom

12 years late...

"Open the POD doors, Kirobo"

"ごめんなさい。私はそれを行うことはできません。"

"What?"

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Once, twice, three times - a Very Large Phone™

Martin Huizing
Facepalm

Re: Note to Note 3, no thanks!

You are trolling right? I mean, really, right?

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500 MEELLION PCs still run Windows XP. How did we get here?

Martin Huizing

Re: But slowly – over time @Kunari

@Big D

What are you talking about? Only reason people didn't go for xp that time was cause most pc's were running on less than minimum -or barely enough memory required for xp. That was also a time most memory wasn't compatible with one another. People who upgraded to xp had to w a it 1 or 2 minutes start up for office docs due to page swapping. Until my hardware was up to it, I was happily using 98, second edition. ME was a disaster, IMHO.

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Quantum computing gets recursive

Martin Huizing
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On the other hand...

The moment we actually create a working quantum computer, the whole game chances and there will be a leap forward , technology wise, similar to the industrial revolution.

3d printers will be the norm as they will be able to reproduce every carbon made item on the menu.

3d printed computers with unfathomable capabilities, able to perform tasks in seconds that would take current cluster computers months to compute. Eye wear that can visualize any environment and setting any where in the world and meet your virtual friends there.

The future is bright, the future is quantum!

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Martin Huizing

Come on!

First comment has not one reference to THGTTG?

One quantum computer where we can not verify the answer, so we breathe life in another which helps with asking the right question.

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We've cracked riddle of ANTIGRAVITY mountains on Saturn's Titan - boffins

Martin Huizing

"Douglas Hemingway and Francis Nimmo"

Give these guys a movie deal asap!Space explorers and scientists. The new Kirk and Spock?

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Space-walker nearly OPENED HELMET to avoid DROWNING

Martin Huizing

Can you imagine what evolutionary hurdles we, as humans, had to overcome to be able to survive in such a harsh environment such as space? Took us millions of years to get to the point where bi-pedism became the main factor of enabling our brain to grow exponentially. We have only just grasped the concept of stepping out of our comfort zone and explore potentially lethal environments just for the sake of exploration.

Hats off to these pioneers! Please, please make peeing in space more safe for us mere humans.

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Snowden speaks from Moscow: 'Obama lies'

Martin Huizing
Big Brother

Wow, nobody talks about the elephant in the room?

America spies on everyone. EVERYONE. They say some countries are excluded, but those countries rely on monitored countries' network infrastructure. Who is to say communique through those countries isn't also intercepted. Another thing is; strangers like Mr. Snowden can rummage through our stuff without constraint; ie every one of them is a potential blackmailer. Luckily for us Ms. Snowden was of sound mind not to use gathered knowledge against individuals but to expose a huge security issue that affects us all.

Germany is only the beginning, mark my words!

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Our week with Soylent: Don't chuck out your vintage food quite yet

Martin Huizing
Pint

Soylent Green!

It's Sheeple!

Couldn't help myself. Idea seems neat, but come on, marketing should get fired! (or get a raise)

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Sony allows hacking of its unloved SmartWatch

Martin Huizing
Thumb Down

Sony to world + dog

"Look guys, we're embracing open source now too. Are we cool now? All forgiven?"

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Chinese software pirate gets 12 years in US slammer

Martin Huizing
Pirate

So long...

And thanks for the (almost) free fish!

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Google Now lands on iOS

Martin Huizing
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Siri: What's it like to have competition in your backyard?

That sentence alone made me realize why I keep coming back to El Reg.

Keep it up guys and gals! Have a great Summer!

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Review: Nokia Lumia 520

Martin Huizing
Facepalm

Re: Very useful review,

Dude, the guy said he thought it was useful. Take a chill-pill !

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Martin Huizing
Go

I guess its got GPS (no mention in the article and too lazy to look for it)

The software simply calculates from where you were a moment ago to know which direction you are heading.

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Martin Huizing
Pint

"and be glad of the larger screen, which makes typing more comfortable"

I believe what you are trying to say is "makes texting (or sexting) more comfortable".

My God, am I that old that I suddenly remember my old IBM keyboard? The clicking sound reminiscent of a writer desperately trying to get thoughts on paper; That was comfortable. This, as well as typing on my s3 or big-ass screen fondle-slab, is not. Beer O'Clock!

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My files or their files?

Martin Huizing
Paris Hilton

My files or their files?

Something very interesting I noticed on Google Drive. On the main page a list of documents can be seen. Click on (or touch) it and you can view the document. I did just that with a presentation file. When I made some changes I went back to the main screen to see if the time stamp had changed correspondingly.

Then I noticed under the word "OWNER" the word "me". Got me thinking. 'me' as in 'me, Martin Huizing' or 'me' as in Google?

From Google:

"Meet your Drive

My Drive is the home for all your files. With Google Drive for your PC, you can sync files from your computer to My Drive."

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Apple alert as half China's fanbois consider switch to Galaxy S4

Martin Huizing
Go

Sammie knows how to advertise. Secretely hinting to Apple FB's:

"The grass is greener...

on the other site."

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Tim Cook eats necessary crow, apologizes to China

Martin Huizing
Facepalm

Re: Slow News Day Or April Fools?

II, for one, welcome relevant news coming from China. Not only because I live here, also I see a change in Chinese mentality. People want to address issues closer to home and, through social media, are finally able to let their voices be heard. 'Slow news day' means no news to report. Just cause you think it doesn't concern you, doesn't mean it is not news.

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LG: Oi! Samsung's not the only one with eyeball-tracking smartphones

Martin Huizing
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Things I'd like to see in a future iteration of a 'smart' phone.

1. Absolutely no smart cam watching me all the time.

2. Absolutely no smart cam stopping a movie when I am not looking at it.

3. No extra software/services running in the background doing medial things like constantly looking at me. Save it for the battery, thank you very much.

4. No more infra-red. "Yes, I control my TV with my phone" - signed: Absolutely Nobody

Okay, that is what I don't want to see. Here is what I do like to see:

5. GPS is a God-send. Let the Einsteins focus on getting better location services instead of eye tracking, head nodding etc...

6. Dedicated camera button. Once to turn on, once again to take a pic and long-hold to start video recording. Not too difficult, right?

7. Easy sd card access without having to take out the battery * already in most new smart phones.

8. Less touch sensitive screens. Isn't there a slider where I can set the sensitivity level? Every time I watch a freaking movie on my S3 I accidentally touch either the screen (pause), home button (go back to menu).

9. Stereo cam and 3d screen. Ohh... 3D.... Porn comes to mind, but No! I want to see Google Earth in full 3d! Awesome!!!

You got more, let us know!

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Microsoft exec selling his Surface tablet

Martin Huizing
Facepalm

Re: oh good

I tried a brand new model in a show room and it refused to print some of the letters while typing. Oh that and the fact that it is shit. Remember Windows ME? Don't tell me you liked that over '98SE... But I see your point. Maybe we, the people, should give more constructive feedback on why we don't like tifkam.

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HGST: Nano-tech will double hard disk capacity in 10 years

Martin Huizing
Trollface

Re: Reliability

So I take it you never owned a Barracuda drive ?

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Martin Huizing
FAIL

Downvoted for stating the bleeding obvious?

If they would say 3 or even 4 years (of course they already calculated the storage capacity increase of plates over a certain amount of time), I'd be buying 8 terabyte disks for my movie collections. But at the end of this century we will most certainly see SSD drives cheap enough and big enough to drive (haha) platter driven drives completely out of the market. Hitachi is shooting themselves in the foot if they don't focus on flash memory. Imho

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Strategic SIEGE ROBOTS defeated by 'heavily intoxicated' man, 62

Martin Huizing
Terminator

Johnny 5...

is dead...

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It begins: Six-strikes copyright smackdown starts in US

Martin Huizing
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Quiznight!

The first two alerts are described as "educational", and according to a leaked AT&T draft plan may include requiring the user to take a copyright quiz.:

Question 1:

Is pirating wrong?

-> Yes

--- No (see you next round)

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Fondle-clap Surface vs the rest (now including Apple as well)

Martin Huizing
Coat

Fondle-clap Surface vs the rest (now including Apple as well)

Have you noticed notebooks, for sale, being displayed at an enormously weird angle making you look up at the screen while squinting down to read which key strokes you inputted when finding the system specs.

If you were finally to come home with your top of the range beauty and set it down on the table with the leathered swivel chair you bought specially for this occasion, you'd had that grand feeling all of us geeks yearn for and the need for it is encoded in our genes. "This is my Laptop, I'll limp to the John, this is for shaking and tissues for fun". Time to enjoy your new toy, your sex-mate, your pal hooking you up with unforeseen damsels in distress through Graig's list. The gaming machine that kick's your anonymous playmates asses. The coolness factor when showing it off to friends and foes alike, the glow in the dark that you can clap shut when moms suddenly enter. Ooehmpfff... ***breath***

On the same shelf I noticed the MS fondle-clap IFKAM Surface PC color range.

And while all other notebooks and tabs were mishandled at an inappropriate angle, the surface PC felt right at home there. Only to be tried, never to be buyed (Oh, I know it is terrible, but it rhymes)

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Woman nails 'cheating boyf' on Russian 'Street View'

Martin Huizing
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Re: Inference without evidence

The 'Finger she manned', sounds even more daft!

Big 'finger' up, though...

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Bill Gates: Windows Phone strategy was 'a mistake'

Martin Huizing
FAIL

regarding surface

Was in a computer store the other day trying out the new surface notebook slash tablet pc.

After a few minutes I typed out my feelings:

"I think I like Android better. "

I had to re-type it several times as the keyboard inexplicably missed several key strokes...

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Sea Launch comsat rocket goes titsup 40 seconds into launch

Martin Huizing
Mushroom

"Whoops", just slightly better than "Oopsie daisy"... not quite the same ring, though.

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Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama

Martin Huizing
Mushroom

Zombie Apocalypse

It begins today!!!

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Boffins baffled over pulsar with 'split personality'

Martin Huizing
Trollface

Re: Your fist sucks, man: But Charmap rules!

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Go to: http://morsecode.scphillips.com/jtranslator.html for translation!

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NASA joins ESA dark stuff hunt

Martin Huizing
Alien

Just for arguments sake...

Shouldn't we equip these crafts with lasers and missiles?

Damn! Got to lay off that Faster Than Light game...

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Opportunity celebrates nine years on Mars

Martin Huizing
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Re: The Little Rover that Could

My wife showed me a similar one but written in Chinese. It actually made her cry... Keep burning, little Rover. You are not forgotten!

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