* Posts by Dana W

1019 posts • joined 6 Sep 2007

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So much for rainbows, Zuck: Facebook staff still overwhelmingly male and white

Dana W

The US finally got dragged into the 1990's and we got a win on the religious nuts. This is probably the biggest supreme court decision of the last 50 years, let us enjoy a rare "in the US" victory for humanity and sense.

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Yep, it's true: Android is the poor man's phone worldwide

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Re: In Other Words...

By all means buy Android. Especially if you like your support in another country and by air mail.

Turnover time on iPhone support is same day. Break a screen, have a WI-FI fail, walk in an change it out. Name one Android phone maker who does that.

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Dana W

I just love being thumbed down by the Android faithful for pointing out that the Android userbase is fragmented mess, and the fact that a two year old unlocked iPhone is $250 in my pocket when I trade up. The sour grapes in their Apple whine are refreshing as ever.

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Dana W

The fact that my iPhone does not suffer from the platform fragmentation that is the curse of Android is a big bonus. My used phones at the end of their contract sell for top $$$. And my phone does not need an antivirus. Seriously? Anti virus on your phone? People do that?

I could care less about fashion, It works well, and holds its value. As to locked down, my Android powered Nvidia Shield had to be root kitted and have its boot-loader unlocked to be made useful. If that isn't locked down, I'd like to know what its.

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Even Apple doesn’t mess with Taylor Swift

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I may have a house full of Apple Kit, but I don't buy DRMed and I don't do streaming. If I pay for music I want a copy on MY end or no dice.

Apple, from a devotee, this is a big pile of do not want.

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Jurassic World: All the meaty ingredients for a summer blockbuster

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Another movie for 13 year old boys of all ages.

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NY, Connecticut investigate Apple for Music service violations

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Re: Apple sucks schweaty monkey bung.

No, sour grapes get old after while. Why sue Apple? Lawyers sue where them money is.

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Did you almost prang a 737 jet with a drone over Dallas? The FAA would like a word

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These are the kind of idiots who ruin it for everybody else. The drone hobby is really big right now.

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Festival tech: Charge your mobe while you queue for a pee

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I pack something concealed to prevent muggers. Its called a Glock 36. :)

Very effective, and nowhere near as warm in the summer.

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What's broken in this week's build of Windows 10? Installing it, for one

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And people ask me why I won't use Windows anymore........

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Creationist: The Flintstones was an accurate portrayal of Dino-human coexistence

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Re: But we don't revere his scripture

The Darwin Fish is there on toe back of the car to annoy Christians in traffic, and if you live in a red state to get your car vandalized "For Jesus"

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We are never getting back to... Samsung's baking Apple's 14nm 'A9' chips?

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You must be new, you can never praise Apple here.

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Stolen an Apple watch? Want to pawn it off? Good news!

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Trollface

Ah yes, El Reg, where mentioning Apple never fails to produce a fine whine, made from the best of sour grapes.

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Google to extend rogue Chrome add-on ban to OS X

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Re: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Hardly, I run Firefox on my Macs, and I run any ad-on's I like. Bets the first thing that ad king Google blocks is all add blockers?

Glad I never fell for this mania for Chrome.

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For its next trick, Microsoft diminishes the iPad with just a driver

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Happy

Yet they are still a miniscule share of the market.

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No, really, that 12.9-inch MaxiPad is totally on the way now

Dana W

This joke was old the first five times. Its dead Jim. Give it up.

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Keurig to drop coffee DRM after boss admits 'we were wrong'

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Re: The correct way to brew coffee!

@ZenCoder I agree completely, thankfully the local coffee chain does that for me. They roast their coffee in house and grind it every day. Once I had their cold press, there was no going back. http://dunnbros.com/2010/05/17/introducing-infinite-black-cold-press-coffee/

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Dana W

Re: I suppose.

I was told the cycle rate would throw off the clock. No matter, I live in disabled housing, no 220v here, sad to say. Pity, I'd love one like this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z691h50yfQ

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Dana W

I suppose.

I understand the convenience of the pod coffee, the better doctors have it in their waiting rooms. But I get a growler of top quality cold press every week, so I'm not the market for one of these cofeematics. Now if i could just figure out how to get a Goblin Teasmade working on American wall current.........

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iOS and Android apps on Windows 10: How is this supposed to work?

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How will it work?

To quote Marvin the Paranoid Android. "Very badly I expect"

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Acer: 'We will be the last man standing in the PC industry'

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Re: Cloud Category?

Make it look like a Mac all you want, its still running Windows.

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Republicans in sneaky bid to reauthorize Patriot Act spying until 2020

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Re: "Sheriff, do the letters F O mean anything to you?"

Its not about investigating the government, its about them investigating everyone else. Innocent or guilty.

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America was founded on a dislike of taxes, so how did it get the IRS?

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Again, said Tea Party cretins don't understand that without the constitution allowing for taxation for a real Navy, (as opposed to a navy consisting of largely commissioned commercial vessels) and a standing Army, the war of 1812 would have gone far differently, and not at all happily for us.

They are furiously angry that 3% of our budget is going to social aid. (Not including Social security which is paid by its beneficiaries) Yet they are blithely unconcerned with the fact that over 50% of the US budget goes to the Military and its support, a number not matched even by Russia or China.

They don't REALLY hate taxation as they don't seem to mind a bloated military industrial complex.

They hate gays, poor people, anybody darker than light tan, the disabled, and the elderly. And most of all anyone who is NOT an evangelical Christian.

But the tide is turning on them, people are finally starting to see them for what they really are. its why they are going so rabid just now. The latest polls show the "Tea Party" is finally more disliked in the US than atheists. And I have to admit, this makes me smile.

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Dana W

Not NO taxes as Tea Party cretins like to teach. it was Taxation without representation. But to know that they might actually have to read something.

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Microsoft to open first flagship Store beyond North America

Dana W

Re: Keep on hating......

@ largefile Microsoft hating? Are you kidding? This place is full of Microsoft Fannbois. Its practically Redomond Love In. Try being an Apple fan here. Seriously, you guys can dish it out, but never can you take it.

Microsoft is moving forward alright, into the places Apple AND Android have been for years.

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RADIOACTIVE WWII aircraft carrier FOUND OFF CALIFORNIA

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Re: "This aircraft carrier-

Of course Japan is badass as well, it also had to be nuked twice to stop it!

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Fancy a wristjob from Tim Cook? TOUGH LUCK, you CAN'T HAVE ONE

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Re: A hearty downvote for you sir.

Battery? Your Vintage watches have a BATTERY? Whats wrong with a nice 23 Jewel Automatic?

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Dana W

That can't be. The leading lights of this forum assured us it will NEVER sell. And that nobody will wear a watch anymore.

I'm still indifferent, and we own six Macs. First is a Fools game. If I ever get one, I'll wait six months and get one cheap off Craigslist or a pawnshop. I still don't see the draw, but apparently I'm in the minority.

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Got iOS 8.3 installed? Pssh, you are SO last week… version 8.4 is out

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The idiots are the people running beta releases. I PAY Apple for their devices, they do NOT play me for beta testing.

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HP Stream x360: Flippable and stylish Chromebook killer

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Wow, I got thumbed down for liking it. That's a first. If I had hated it, they would have had to hire contract killers.

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Dana W

Too bad, with Linux it might be fun. Seems the American market does not get this machine.

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US Senate to probe the Obama-Google love-in

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They are getting so desperate, they are looking at an election in a couple of years, and most of their top criticisms are based on Fox News fantasies. they NEED a scandal desperately. Their polls are not great, they are NOT carrying the new youth vote at all, and they won't have the benefit they had last time of a large number of seats in VERY gerrymandered districts.

They will dig and dig and dig. A scandal will be made of something because after six years of dragging the US economy to a stop and crying about Obama, finger pointing and scandal mongering is all they can do.

So far their campaign for 2016 is a platform of "stop the gays" and no matter how you feel about that subject, its not a presidential platform for people who want to win.

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Bye bye, booth babes. IT security catwalk RSA nixes sexy outfits

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Re: Give the feminism a rest

The sweaty unattractive nerds are the ones attacking feminism, not defending it. They can't get laid and its all the fault of women who have the nerve to think they are people! Heavy sarcasm ----->Not like the REAL women in Grand Theft Auto.

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Force your hand: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

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I replace my Macbook Pro every three years. Thanks to car payments this time it will be five years. Nice thing about owning a Macbook Pro, not only will it still be working, but someone will STILL want to buy it.

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No, really, the $17,000 Apple Watch IS all about getting your leg over

Dana W

Most Apple watches will cost about as much as a decent iPod. All this is is clickbait. Personally, right now I'm wearing a very nice 1974 Seiko. Next year I'll still be wearing a real watch, How hard is it to fish your phone out of your pocket/purse?

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Dana W

Enough with the $17,000 watch. How many of those are there again? Less than ten? The way the tech press spins this, you would think that is what an Apple watch actually costs.

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Apple: Those security holes we fixed last week? You're going to need to repatch

Dana W

Re: what about other patches?

I use both and they really are NOT looking similar. Are you sure you are not thinking of Apple's abandoned child, Launchpad? I don't know anybody who uses that silly thing. And cheapass watch? One thing you can be certain of is it will have superb build quality, and no I'm not getting one. Have you seen some of the terrible cheap Android watches? Or are they only cheap when Its Apple?

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Dana W

Re: what about other patches?

IOS for Mac is NOT coming. It just isn't. That has been the scream of trolls since the first iPhone. Mac sales would drop to nothing. It would be idiotic.

Microsoft are the people who can't seem to tell a desktop from a tablet, not Apple.

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Windows 10 heralds the MINECRAFT-isation of Microsoft

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Re: Uh, yeah ....

II wanted this much Troll I'd play Warcraft.

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Siri, you're fired: Microsoft Cortana's elbows into iOS, Android

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For free I will give it a try, I already use Apple's and Google's assistant.

Ok, Microsoft, impress me.

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Life, the interview and everything: A chat with Douglas Adams

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It wasn't just text, it was text and graphical. I'm always sorry I never quite got to finish it.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: A side swipe at smartphone design

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Impressive, Instead of skinning Android to look iPhone like, Something DIFFERENT!

They should have done something like this ages ago.

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So long, Lenovo, and no thanks for all the super-creepy Superfish

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Re: Cue the ClassAction lawsuits in 3... 2... 1...

Third degree burns on her thighs and genitals.SKIN grafts. Stop protecting McDonalds. They were super heating the coffee so it would stay hot for carry out. It was going out boiling.

10 thumbs down, really? Look at this. contains a photo. Look at these burns and tell me again.

https://harmfuldruginfocenter.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/are-our-rights-preserved-hot-coffee-review/

She had ten thousand dollars in medical bills. McDonald's offered her $800

This was from that Hot Coffee. Don't look if if you have a weak stomach. How hot does it have to be to do this?

https://harmfuldruginfocenter.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/mcdonalds.jpg

http://www.civil-injustice.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/stella1.png

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Dana W

Re: Cue the ClassAction lawsuits in 3... 2... 1...

The Woman with the McDonald's coffee had third degree burns on her thighs and genitals, she had to have multiple skin grafts. That is not "sue Happy" that was justice. Google it, photos of the skin grafts are online........

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How many Watches will Apple flog? 20, er, 18.5, no, five, wait, 50 million!

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Meh

Not for this Apple fan.

I"m an Apple fan, lots of Apple gear, but I own about two dozen, mechanical, and electro-mechanical (non Quartz) wrist watches, from thirty to one hundred years of age, I just can't see retiring them to wear a tinier screen for my iPhone on my wrist. Maybe I'm old fashioned, I don't know, but I can get any number of beautiful, classic watches for $350+ that will certainly outlive me, and could easily go on for a century. And one that will be obsolete in 3 years just does not cut it in comparison.

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Microsoft's patchwork falls apart … AGAIN!

Dana W

Microsoft patch breaks application. In further news, water still wet.

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Drinking games: Tapper 1983, this Bud's for you...

Dana W

Insert obligatory American beer joke here.

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Watch: China has made an internet censorship THEME SONG

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Re: That reminds me..

In America a good lawyer gets you rich for life on that. In China you get promoted.

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Death becomes it: Grim Fandango Remastered

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I can finally finish it, and I can finish it on my Mac! Happy day.

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Apple CEO: Fandroids are BINNING Android in favour of IPHONES

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Re: IOS to Android ratio

It measures iOS to Android ownership on the REGISTER nothing else. And the user base here is very much NOT the general public.

iOS is popular with people who want it to just work, and don't want to have to run an antivirus on their PHONE!

I've seen people go to Android from iOS, They get talked into it by salesmen, then they come back. iOS has better user retention. Android is fine for geeks. ts like Linux, its nice if you know how to use it, and you can maintain it. But people like their phones the way they like their TVs, turn it on and USE it. My Last Android device had to have its boot-loader unlocked and be rootkitted to give me that non "walled garden" experience It is supposed to be so famous far.

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