* Posts by Will Godfrey

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Microsoft dumps ARM for Atom with cut-price Surface 3 fondleslab

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That's a relief!

I was worried there for a while. Fortunately ARM can now carry on developing new ideas with out the ball & chain of Microsoft's 'requirements'.

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Affirmative wrist action: Pebble Time raises 20 MEELLION BUCKS on Kickstarter

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Nope

I've (almost) achieved the joyous state of never really needing to know the time. I haven't actually worn a watch for several years. As an experiment, I'm even leaving the central heating timer on GMT this year. It hardly ever comes on in the summer anyway.

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BOFH: Mmm, gotta love me some fresh BYOD dog roll

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I think all of these could be summed up as Bring Your Own Disaster!

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Lighty and flighty: Six sizzling portable projectors

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I'm also puzzled at who these are targetted at. Having used a variety of projectors in the past, I know that just projecting onto a whith-ish surface is rarely good enough, so the value of the extreme portability is moot. Certainly they will in no way compete with modern flat screen displays, not on clarity, brightness, or resolution.

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Banks defend integrity of passcode-less TouchID login

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Re: Wunch (you know the rest)

Have you seen the tailspin most people go into when they realise they've lost their phone?

Quite typically they'll be in a supermarket and decide to ring home to check on what's needed. In their agitated state, are they then going to tap up a complete stranger and ask to use their phone to ring the bank? Then, I guess they'll need to find someone with the same bank 'cos guess where they stored the number (along with all sorts of things that really should not be on such an insecure item).

When most people's idea of a 'mobile' phone was the one in the big red box on the street corner nobody was particularly dependent on them, but now many can't function rationally at all without them.

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Wunch (you know the rest)

I like the bit about calling the bank if your phone is lost or stolen...

Ummm. how?

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Web geeks grant immortality to Sir Terry Pratchett – using smuggled web code

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To the miserable git

Please don't visit my website. It's full of 'unnecessary' stuff.

Oh, and it now proudly displays its clacks.

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Re: Downvoting

Indeed!

Also, by doing this they are effectively UPvoting everyone, because as soon as you realise it's happening you start subconsciously subtracting 1 from all downvotes.

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Re: Brilliant!

... and because I can't have two icons, I'll just have to have two posts!

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Brilliant!

I can't think of a better tribute.

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Apple Watch is like an invasive weed says Gartner

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Am I missing out?

I don't have a smart anything, but somehow seem to survive.

P.S.

I've even got a bit of money in the bank.

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The storage is alive? Flash lives longer than expected – report

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In order to stagger the RAID array's failures wouldn't it make sense to use a mixture of drives of different makes and slightly different actual capacities?

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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Well OK...

... as long as you don't have to use a 'special' Windows-only application to program it.

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH

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"He had a wonderful grasp of the human condition and the human mind, and I think the appropriate reaction for me is to go and read one of his books again."

THIS is what I was thinking around, but couldn't quite find the words for.

Also, his books are a way you can laugh at yourself without being embarrassed by your own failings.

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Mattel urged to scrap Wi-Fi mic Barbie after Register investigation

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Crazy!

Has the entire world gone stark, staring mad?

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Never escape the boss again: Salesforce tracks down your best people any time, any place

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No Problem

When I don't want to be contacted I'm somewhere there is no phone service (or any other tech).

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Shove off, ugly folk, says site for people who love themselves

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Hmmm

I wonder what the people who own/manage/run the site look like.

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Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

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Re: Bah! (two bites of the cherry?)

If that's what the mummy's cures can do, I really don't want to know about its curse!

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Re: Bah!

Thank goodness you were all only 'illed'. That bastard could have murdered you all!

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Snowden, NSA spying, hard drive malware ... what we need is a UN privacy watchdog!

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Hmmm

While I don't think this idea will get very far, it does at least have a chance of getting people thinking about the subject - something that there is far too little of.

Also, the more times the subject gets mentioned, the more chance that Joe Public will realise there is a problem.

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Win! El Reg exceedingly fine mug collection

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WTF?

Ummm

Can't seem to find any information about the contest without first handing over quite a bit of detailed information.

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Bigfoot now visible in commercial satellite images

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Not so impressive

A few years ago, in a moment of boredom my sister used google earth to look at my house, then sent me the screengrab. I was quite surprised that it even showed the pathetic awning thingy over the back door - at only 950mm x 750mm. I was especially impressed considering it had been 'edited' by a winter storm a couple of years beforehand.

P.S.

I like to imagine that some evil google machine is totally locked up trying to work out why a major commercial electrical contractor was investigating a domestic location over 80 miles away :)

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Curiosity rover RENDERED ARMLESS by short circuit

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Sack the programmer!

He used shorts when he should have used longs.

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You're outta here! Baseball star strikes out sleazy trolls who targeted teen daughter

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Intelligent, measured response.

Clearly he could never be a politician then.

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ICANN switches off dot-word admin portal amid security leak scare

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I'm so (not) surprised

Never mind 'Who watches the watchers?', how about 'Who manages the managers?'

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Would you trust 'spyproof' mobes made in Putin's Russia?

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If you ever wondered why there wasn't an off switch that physically disconnects the battery, wonder no more.

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RIP Leonard Nimoy: He lived long and prospered

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Very sad news...

but a good innings, and a good well filled life. What more could one ask?

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Not even GCHQ and NSA can crack our SIM key database, claims Gemalto

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Re: The good news is....

They're working on it.

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Indeed so. Unfortunately this has to keep being repeated because - goldfish memory span.

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Seven months of Basil Brush on YouTube: Er, boom boom?

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It's all Basil's fault

It was from him I learned to tell excrutiatingly bad jokes. Sometimes five and five back to back, hoping to impress my family and friends.

No pun in ten did :(

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Superfish: Lenovo ditches adware, but that doesn't fix SSL megavuln – researcher

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Re: @Halverflake

Indeed so, but unfortunately Joe Public probably has no understanding of what the problem is... even if (s)he's been made aware of it.

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WhatDaHell, WhatsApp? Student claims 'stalker' tool shows security flaws

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Disappointed

Nobody had come out with "WhatsUp WhatsApp?"

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Online retail giant Amazon GOES TITSUP ACROSS EUROPE

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In other news...

The painting in the kitchen is finished.

I had a nice walk in the sunshine this afternoon.

My coding project is humming along sweetly this evening.

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SpaceX HOVER-SHIP landing scuppered by MASSIVE ocean waves

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Well Done

They seem to be having an incredible run of bad luck, but I like the way they then actually make use of that for more science.

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BEHOLD the magnificent lunar backside in our MOON VIDEO

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Shick! Horror!

Does Ms May know about this?

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Official: Single people need to LOWER their EXPECTATIONS

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Not necking celery

What about those of us with no 'expectations' cos we're quite happy as we are?

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IBM cuts down Amazon with cloudy 10-year ShopDirect deal

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A business first?

Someone actually understands the point about not keeping all your eggs in one basket.

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Capita lands spot on mega £5bn NHS commissioning deal

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Bar-Stewards

With their track record, does anyone seriously believe they got this plumb by any means other that corruption?

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Elon Musk: Hover rocket? Check. Hover ship? Check. Let's DO THIS

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Re: I wish them nothing but success

I'm inclined to think they actually re-defined the box!

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TOTAL DARKNESS lasted 550 MILLION years until the first STARS LIT UP

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Re: Lighting Up time

But... but...

If that's the case, just what is the universe having sex with?

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Not True

They seemed to take so long to light up because the dark suckers had to draw away enough dark for them to be seen. Unfortunately the dark suckers are wearing out now and the whole universe is slowly getting fainter.

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Calling a friend? Listen to an advert. You lucky, lucky thing

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I'm Impressed

I didn't realise just how utterly insane these people could be. They actually manage to out-stupid politicians!

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Net neutrality: Someone WILL sue. So will the FCC's rules hold up?

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Fiercely Opposed

Proof (if it was ever needed) that greed has no limits.

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Why Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2? Upton: 'I drank the Kool-Aid'

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Re: New Pi

... for now.

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Microsoft eyes slice of Raspberry Pi with free Windows 10 sprinkled on top

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Run Away!

Microsoft has never in its entire history done anything to benefit anyone else.

I see no reason to believe this is any different.

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Cash'n'Carrion January sale: Get in there while you can

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So...

Any chance of a Lohan mug appearing for those like this mug who was just going log onto kickstarter 'soon'?

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Synths of the father: Making some noise at NAMM 2015

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Hmmm

I quite like some analog kit myself, but digital is definitely more convenient and repeatable. Having said that, repeatability is something you don't want for some playing styles, so it's all moot really.

What I found rather disappointing was that NAMM was almost entirely re-hashes (or at least that's what we're hearing about).

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What do China, FBI and UK have in common? All three want backdoors in Western technology

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I wonder what they really want

Surely that can't be so utterly bereft of any understanding that they actually think this is workable.

Can they?

Can they?

Hey. Anyone there?

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'One day, YOU won't be able to SENSE the INTERNET,' vows Schmidt

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No Thanks

Not only is this technology pyramid upsidedown it's looking progressivley more unstable.

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Sly peers attempt to thrust hated Snoopers' Charter into counter-terror and security bill

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No Surprise

Did anyone actually think they would not use the first available atrocity as an excuse to force this through.

Bastards. The lot of them.

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