* Posts by tony

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A gold MacBook with just ONE USB port? Apple, you're DRUNK

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I'm thinking of refreshing my old Air and this is currently ticking the boxes. Originally I thought uh-oh zero / one connector isn't enough but then I've had a think and I can't remember when I last plugged something into my laptop other than when I'm on holiday and I wanted to take a better look at the pictures I've taken. So that's one adapter for use 2 or 3 times a year and the better screen will do a better job for previewing...

Once they're in the shops I'll take a better look.

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Apple Watch: Wait a minute! This puny wrist-puter costs 17 GRAND?!

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Re: cheapo's cable TV?

Is GoT5 going to be dumped Netflix binge style?

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This could be a case for Mulder and Scully: Fox 'in talks' to bring back The X-Files

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Re: Just shoot me!!!

Always felt that most "alien conspiracy" episodes ended with spaceships flying around behind Scully and her refusing to turn around.

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Sony boss: Nork megahack won't hurt our bottom line

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Re: Given that several unreleased films were leaked online

"I think the bean counters are a little overjoyed that this fiasco has transformed a flop into box"

Looking at Bom, a Seth Rogen film usually has a better rate of return than the ~$14m loss.

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Elite:Dangerous goes TITSUP

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Frontier: First Encounters

Somehow reminds me of the last Elite release...

Working in retail at the time there were a few boxes of patch discs shipped to the stores to give to customers.

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Gaming's driving ambitions: The Crew and Grand Theft Auto V

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Social Gaming...

I'm getting too time poor for the investment in a social gaming experience, no matter how good something looks initially.

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Apple knob refusenik Sir Jony Ive handed award - for talking BOLLOCKS

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Re: Talking of plain English

"I've inherited a rather rare omega wristwatch and a WW1 era pocket watch from my late grandfather. Both are shit, but goddammit they look good."

I also inherited a rare wristwatch first purchased by my great grand father the day he went to War, after the war he took it off and kept it in a coffee can until his son, my grand father, was called into service during the Second World War...

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What a pity: Rollout of hated UK smart meters delayed again

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Don't Worry About That

Having no mobile signal at your house is your problem; You can probably pay for a mobile booster box to enable you to get the benefits of scheduled brownouts to make up for the lack of investment in generation.

"If the device can't connect at regular intervals it'll regulate the power by default... "

Or so I was informed when I mentioned the Faraday like properties of my porch.

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APPLE set to Air PLUS-SIZED iPAD – claims mag

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They've got it backwards...

..I'd use a 12" (+) iPhone but I'm after a <3" iPad

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Blade Runner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

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Wizards

Hopefully they'll set it in wizards school, with maybe some vampires / teen peril.

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Vodafone: For Pete's sake! Apple’s 'soft' SIM's JUST AN EE SIM

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Re: Sounds like Vodafone is unhappy

"And does that get you out of the contract?"

If you sign up for a contract theres no technical solution that can fix that, I've got two sims at the moment and changing those doesn't affect contract law.

What I do find amusing is people clutching the idea of a sim card like it's a religious object passed down from a higher being eons ago and any attempt to change that how things function around it are an act of heresy. Rather than a sim being a standard agreed upon a few years ago (90/91 iirc) which now Apple (and others) are trying to change for something they think will make things easier.

They could be wrong.

And unfortunately technology moving on makes things, like old phones, obsolete.

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Even a broken watch is right twice a day: Not an un-charged Apple Watch

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Seiko

I've one of the early Seikos, possibly from around the time you brought yours 98/99? what I did find irritating was the need to change the capacitor every 5/6 years when it wouldn't hold it's charge overnight.

My thinking was; you sold me this with the promise that I don't have to change the battery every five odd years, changing something else with a similar time frame isn't a massive improvement...

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DVLA website GOES TITSUP on day paper car tax discs retire

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"not true, it's the same as it is now"

No, the difference is that now if I were to buy your car taxed up till end of oct then I'd have to sort out tax from 1st nov and you would factor that into the selling price.

Now I have to buy the tax from 1st Oct and you'd have a piece of virtual paper costing £x but worth zero for the partial month of October. So for quite a lot of transactions they'll be two people paying for the same month for the same vehicle...

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Netflix bullish after six-country European INVASION

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Back Catalogue

To me the catalogue is films you may watch if you happened to flick past them but not something I'd actively choose to watch.

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Bendgate backlash: Apple claims warped iPhone 6 Plus damage is 'extremely rare'

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Re: Apple is a startup

You can almost taste the pent up rage in that comment.

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Let it go, Steve: Ballmer bans iPads from his LA Clippers b-ball team

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Re: on the bright side

"Microsoft has warehouses full of the albatrosses to give away to VIPs."

That's assuming the staff in corporate gifts work out what that ringing sound is..

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Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed

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So It's Generic Shooter 2014 8th Edition

From some of the hype I'd followed I was expecting a story to play rather than another '<Recent Film Character>18' & '<Garbl3d Rud3 w0rd>' running around shooting each other...

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Experimental hypersonic SUPERMISSILE destroyed 4 SECONDS after US launched it

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Re: Why?

It's in the article...

"Both China and Russia are also developing these weapons"

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Govt control? Hah! It's IMPOSSIBLE to have a successful command economy

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Re: "Mega Corp" proves command and control can work!

"It's that POLITICIANS can't run anything,"

People think a politicians job is to run something, when actually it's to get elected and the way to do that now is find a group of people to blame.

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New Bluetooth tech lets you control 4 BILLION lightbulbs at once

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Samsung

No doubt samsung will add eye tracking bloatware to turn the lights off while you blink...

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Golf bloke to Richard Branson: Get on board the future bus, where there's 'NO WEATHER'

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Social Media Mirror...

Perfect.

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Star Wars museum to land in Chicago

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Surely...

..painting a wall green and walking around holding a few ping-pong balls will suffice?

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Look inside ELON MUSK'S CAR! Tesla S wundervehicle has voom

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Re: Superchargers Free!

Don't you worry about the government missing out on tax, it's why politicians are talking about the move to time / distance based taxation.

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I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

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"I don't use Windows just Word...

..So I deleted windows to get some space and now it's not working"

"Erm..."

"I've got a project I need to hand it tomorrow"

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It's Google's NO-WHEEL car. OMG... there aren't any BRAKES

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Also goes to show that all the talk, in the UK, at least about new trainsets is pointless.

Who wants to go from somewhere they're not to somewhere they don't want to go, when you can get auto driven exactly where you want to go.

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Stop Button!?

I don't want to have to be ready to press the stop button when I'm in a self driving car, that'll be even more tedious than driving in heavy traffic.

I want a self-driving car with a sofa bed & curtains.

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Australia iOS ransom gizmo-snatch OUTRAGE not our FAULT: Apple

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Re: Re. Icloud

"I Seem to recall..."

&

"The latest version..."

Along with being anonymous = concern trolling.

Thanks for trying though.

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Welcome to Heathrow Terminal, er, Samsung Galaxy S5

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Terminal <whatever>

I've also thought prefixing something with terminal as not too optimistic for it's chances.

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Activist investors try forcing Google to pay more taxes

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WTF?

"Fair Share"

So if the laws written by politicians don't define "Fair Share" what does?

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$3.2bn Apple deal would make hip-hop mogul Dr Dre a BEEELLLIONAIRE

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Re: Overpriced, over-rated and over-valued...

"(which aren't great but are very profitable)"

Sounds like most fashionable purchases.

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Quid-a-day Reg nosh posse chap faces starvation diet

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Get yourself into ketosis, then you can eat around 600-800 calories a day and still feel great.

People around you not so much, especially if you breath out.

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Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen

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I'll be happy when you can get a 8inch phone.

Along with a 4inch tablet.

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Samsung brandishes quad-core Galaxy S5, hopes nobody wants high specs

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Re: Cue the selective amnesia

The samsung finger print scanner doesn't have to match apples, just being there is enough so that when people scan phone differences theres nothing not ticked in the s5's columns.

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Wii got it WRONG: How do you solve a problem like Nintendo?

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Re: Mode 7 Starwing?

:)

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Apple pushes back release date for 'dustbin chic' Mac Pro

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"Take your chances with Apple, be aware that it's a day not working and your time is charged out to your clients isn't it? No work=no pay."

Anybody whose earning relate to a single instance of easily duplicated hardware probably should think a little harder before going into business.

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Apple marks '1984' anniversary with iPhone-produced un-commercial

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Glow-Slabs?

Short version, hardware incompatibility.

With added feelings of inadequacy?

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Eurocops want to build remote car-stopper, shared sensor network

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Re: Wifi? No way

"Wifi is unlikely to be involved mate!"

I'm not sure what technology would need to be built in a car to stop it by electromagnetic pulse that isn't in all cars manufactured since the Trabant..ish. Which is what the EU legislation is waffling on about building into all cars sold in the European market.

"Control, In pursuit of Tango Oscar Six Niner Echo Romeo Lima send stop signal,over"

"Rodger, sending signal now, over"

"Bingo Bongo"

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Fault

I wonder who will be held to account the first time a family on a day trip to the seaside is stopped in front of ~70mph traffic by either a fault in the system or false plates on a fleeing car miles away?

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Google gobbles Wi-Fi thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 BEEELLION IN CASH

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Re: What this means

"And installing your Nest now will require a Google+ account."

tony just increased his home temperature by 2 degrees

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Sinclair’s 1984 big shot at business: The QL is 30 years old

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Re: Scrabble

That was the fun you could have WHSmiths.

That was before they became a purveyor of fine carpets.

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Twitter's shock block unlock deemed cockup, gets a lockup

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A better change would be to change the caption on the block button to "Win the Argument!".

Going from discussions which break down into one or more parties talking about using the "Win the Argument" button.

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'Disruptive, irritating' in-flight cellphone call ban mulled by US Senate

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Re: Easy fix

"spend the $4.95/minute to make it"

I can already see the frowny faces of people holding their $2000+ phone bill their child ran up phoning their friend to gloat over spending $1000 on in app purchases to get the ultra deluxe Smurf apartment, recharges energy 5% faster.

Wont somebody think of the children!

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Speeding cops, fearsome drops and Death Star shops

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Re: TDS

Theres a strategy to follow in TDS?

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'Don't hate on me for my job!' Googlers caught up in SF rent protest ruckus

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What are the other options to making an area more / less desirable.

I don't think it's possible to address decay to keep an area's desirability constant.

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Shivering boffins nail Earth's coldest spot

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Re: Optional

I had it as an angry elephant.

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Twitter mobs attack wrong celebrity Ian Watkins after child abuse case

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E Online

The current image on E Onlines article about Watkins isn't helping...

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Hooters, shooters and looters: Eidos’s Tomb Raider

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Palace Midas

Still remember the trouble I had jumping between the 4 burning pillars with one offset...

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If this doesn't terrify you... Google's computers OUTWIT their humans

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Shredder

So a machine intelligence is overly interested in paper shredders?

What do you call a scaled up paper shredder, big enough for people?

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If your bosses tell you you're 'in it together', don't EVER believe them

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A dev team I was in was shit canned the day after the celebratory 'thanks for the hard work delivering drinks'.

The writing was on the wall for months prior as they were outsourcing more and more, what was amusing was the outsourcing company began to revert to standard rates, along with recouping the loss leader, once the dev team was out of the way.

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Backup software for HDD and Cloud

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Re: FreeFileSync

> is over 150Gb, where on earth do I put that?

Without paying over the odds my solution was to burn a bluray with the a full backup, kept in the office. incrementals are then dropboxed until the free space is used then the process begins again.

The risk of losing home & office the same night is something I can live with.

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