* Posts by Tom 35

2879 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

Microsoft offers 60-day free trial of Office 2013

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Re: What a crock of shit office 2013 is

"Again, open the Charms menu (stupid name, I know), and click on Settings. There's a power-off button under there."

You mean hover over the invisible spot (but don't click!) then move over the sort of gear thing (now you have to click), now click on the power thing, then click shut down.

See? Dead easy, why would anyone have trouble finding that?

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Ten four-bay NAS boxes

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Re: Agreed. They should at least have reviewed both, and it's also odd...

Yes they just mention in passing that the Synology can be expanded easily, and then don't say anything for any of the others. I would think that was a major feature that should be covered for all of them. Don't care how much ram they have, I want to know how they work!

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Galapagos islands bombed with 22 tonnes of Blue Death Cornflakes

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They have cats too

They like lizard and bird more then rat.

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Re: Species specific rat poison.

I think they just need to make it green (for the US species at lest). Maybe add a BMW logo.

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New Microsoft Windows chief 'shocked' by Sinofsky defenestration

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Must have pissed off someone in marketing

Maybe said something like they need to provide an off switch for not-metro in win8 enterprise, or joked about creating Windows Lego edition.

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Teen project sparks WORLD-WIDE PEE-POWERED HYPEGASM!

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Re: I recall and article...

Yes Hydrogen can be extracted from urea (see my first post). They are working on a system for the military, but it's not just the electricity (produced from a fuel cell) that makes it worth while, it also produces drinkable water (and Ammonia as a waste product).

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Re: Quick calculations

Lets try from the other end.

Honda's smallest generator is 1000 W max.

At 25% load it will run for about 3.5 hours on 1L of gasoline.

http://powerequipment.honda.ca/generators/inverter-series/eu1000ikc2

If you think you can get more energy from 1L of piss then 1L of gasoline I've got some cold fusion plans to sell you.

It also looks like your including the Hydrogen in the water (check how much energy it takes to split water).

Maybe you would also be interested in my special magnet kit that will allow your car to run on water.

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Urea to H2

Yes you can get H2 from Urea in piss. For example

http://www.ohio.edu/outlook/08-09/November/194.cfm

But nothing like the amount they would need to run a generator.

Takes way to much energy to split water, better to just use a battery.

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Twitter simps fall for 'Obama punched a guy' vid promise scam

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Trollface

They should do a poll

Post a "Mitt Romney punches a girl" and see who gets the most infections.

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Windows 8 security is like a swiss cheese flak jacket - sez AV firm

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Re: Twisted Garbage

I've not looked at what they say about the windows 8 version, but it's Security Essentials renamed and installed by default, and they push Security Essentials as a replacement, and say not to run it and another AV program at the same time.

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Google, Amazon, Starbucks are 'immoral' and 'ridiculous' over UK tax

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Re: Who wrote the laws

Brown envelopes will be passed around and the wealthy will continue not paying tax. Might even get a new loop hole.

I suspect that will be an outcome.

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Cisco sets ex-CIA spook to hunt down leaking staffer

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no consideration of the value inherent in real world TCO

I don't think that's the problem. I'm sure the CSU's IT department, having used Cisco took the RFC response and multiplied it by 5 or 6 to get an estimate of the "real world TCO".

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Judge drops TV ad-block block: So how will anyone pay for TV now?

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TV, Go loud - mute, go on too long - skip,

You forgot one that I "love". Show the same ad more then once in an ad break, or more then twice in one program.

I've seen them run the same ad twice every ad break for an hour, some times twice in a row.

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Apple seeks cooling fan patent for iPhone, iPad

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"suggested use of the iDevice's audio-out jack as either an air input or output port."

That's just stupid. Even if no one ever watches a movie with headphones how much air do they think they can get through the 3.5mm hole?

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Egypt takes hard line on internet pr0n, calls for total ban

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"I think the point is to live according to the character and social norms outlined in the Quran"

What group have the correct interpetation?

Most of the established religions are just as bad, each group sure they are the only ones going to someplace good, while everyone else is going someplace bad.

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Adobe Reader 0-day exploit surfaces on underground bazaars

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Re: PostScript Rendering should be a solved problem.

How else can they keep people on the upgrade treadmill?

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Office for Android, Apple iOS: 'REALLY REAL this time' - report

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Re: Several decent, fully featured Office suites on Android already

You think Office for (not)WindowsRT will be the same as Office for Windows feature for feature?

I guess they could cripple Office 2013 so it's the same as the RT version, just like they made Windows 8 look like a phone, but that would not go over well!

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Word for Android and iOS?

MS want to make Android and iOS tablets run slower then you can type too?

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Microsoft shoots Windows Live Messenger, brings in Skype IM

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Microsoft has rebranded its Messenger in keeping with the times...

So they are not killing it, just changing the name to Microsoft Skipe Messenger.

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Apple iPad Mini 8in tablet review

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Re: "Apple has launched an overpriced and under-specced turkey"

I hold my Nexus 7 like that all the time while reading on the subway. One hand to hold on to a pole, one for the Nexus. Very secure, not going to drop it if someone bumps me or they slam on the brakes. I can even turn pages with one hand.

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Microsoft-Netflix bid rumours feast on froth – and logic

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Re: Microsoft to buy another dying company

Having all their eggs in one basket they are an easy target for greedy content companies. Your making money, give it to us!

Disney just added some of their crappier movies to the Canadian Play store. You can now "buy" Cars 2 but the download costs more then the DVD/Blu Ray combo at Amazon. That's just stupid, it's also typical.

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activist investor

Between the strip miner and Microsoft Netflix may be toast.

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BOFH: Tenacious B and the Printer of Destiny

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greyscale?

I find that CEOs print EVERYTHING in colour.

Buy a Dye-sub printer so they get high quality photos then print their email on it.

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Inside the iPad mini: Pray you never have to open one

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"Nexus 7 Repairability Score: 7 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)"

The iPad mini gets a 2.

They say "Battery replacement can be accomplished without soldering—or even a screwdriver." for the Nexus 7. I've replaced iPod batteries and it's a bugger of a job.

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Tom 35

Do people moan that their TV, Microwave, Dishwashers are hard to open and repair?

No, because they are not. Half the time you can do a repair with one screwdriver.

Replacing the battery on my iPod was a bitch.

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5 Tokyo devs cuffed over 'The Movie' Android app scam

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Re: I don't know if this says something...

I seem to remember reading that there is an Angry Birds movie in the works...

So Game: The Movie is not that big a surprise.

That ANYONE would want to watch such a movie is more of a surprise.

So I would think it shows VERY bad taste in entertainment rather then gullibility.

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SMARTPHONES make TEENS have SEX with STRANGERS

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Re: this reminds me of my favourite statistic

Good thing they didn't look at kids who read comics on their smart phone while listening to rock music...

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Forgetting Microsoft: How Steve Ballmer's Surface could win

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Why should google devices have the monoply of google only services?

I have a Nexus 7 and it did come with all the Google services. But I had no problem installing a different email client, video player, browser...

I'm not locked to Google only. That's one of the big reasons why I bought the Nexus and not an iThing. It will take a while and maybe a service pack before I know if (not)WindowsRT is like Apple or not. Will it be IE only for example?

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Apple turns off Siri’s potty mouth

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Re: @AC OP

That would be great. Just have to give the cops an iPhone and they would hardly have to do any work at all...

Where did Siri find the info?

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Ballmer bets 'all in' on Phone 8 and Windows

Tom 35

Fail?

If we take what you say as true, Apple still didn't invent it, and Android still didn't copy it from Apple.

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Re: "claimed that Windows Phone 8 has 46 of the top 50 mobile apps in use today."

43 of them are different versions of Angry Birds...

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Yahoo! will! ignore! 'Do! Not! Track!' from! IE10!

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Re: "it does not accurately reflect user intent"

How would turning it off by default be a better way to "accurately reflect user intent".

You would have to ask users if they want to be tracked the first time the run the browser for it to "accurately reflect user intent".

What percentage of people do you think will click "please track me"?

Advertisers only hope is to have it off by default.

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Apple CEO: Microsoft Surface 'compromised, confusing'

Tom 35

The Surface Pro fits within the existing enterprise ecosystem

No it will be way too expensive.

Like XP tablet, and Win7 tablets, they will be limited to a few specialized uses, and executive toys.

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Tom 35

Most of the problems with Surface

Were popularized by Apple first. The lockdown, single source, my way or the highway system used for the Surface was first popularized by Apple.

Apple don't need to worry about the Surface, because MS also copied the price of the iPad. If MS pull a playbook and slash the price then Apple might have something to worry about.

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GooPad's eight-incher gives Apple fans cheap relief

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I'd be more intrested

If it didn't have the fake iOS look. Wonder if you can load standard Jelly Bean, and what's the battery life like?

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No GPS in the iPad Mini Wi-Fi: People are right to criticise

Tom 35

I suspect you are Le Troll, sir :)

Maybe he is holding it wrong.

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Surface tablets snapped up on pre-order, but no camping in the street

Tom 35

it comes w/Office 2013 does it not?

I expect it will be Office 2013 in the same way that Windows RT is (not)Windows.

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Windows 8: Is Microsoft's new OS too odd to handle?

Tom 35

"tell that to anyone who regretted installing Windows Vista and had to wait until Windows 7 arrived."

And then for a extra insult they had to pay the same amount to upgrade to Win7 as the people who stuck with XP.

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Apple unveils iPad mini, upgrades its big brother

Tom 35

Re: FFS - Does anyone know how to do math?

Apple talks about more screen area for web pages. How about a video? Most current video is 16:9 (or more for a lot of movies).

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US patent office prepares to kill off Apple's bounce-back patent

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Now

How about slide to unlock...

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iPad Mini: Why is Apple SO SCARED of the Kindle?

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iTunes once had DRM but now doesn't?

True for Music, but how about everything else?

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Windows 8 versions will confuse the punters, say OEMs

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Re: MS could have avoided the whole problem

Calling it Windows Phone was a bit of a stretch, but at least the "phone" tells you what it is.

Windows RT? There is Windows NT, XP so RT has no built in meaning. They already have Windows XP Tablet Edition, and it runs Windows software.

Windows RT just sounds like another version of Windows to anyone who is not following tech press.

But it's not Windows, and will not run the Windows Software they expect to run on something called Windows.

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Tom 35

MS could have avoided the whole problem

Just don't call it Windows. Since it's not windows, and can't run windows software.

But too late now, MS Marketing can deal with what they created.

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Can climate change be changed back again? Maybe, say boffins

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Regional?

If it's regional then we can screw up places where poor people live and keep the Range Rover?

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Skype for Windows 8 is coming: Always on, always in your contacts

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Can you kill it

In active directory? If we already have Lync we don't need skype too.

Not that we will be running Win8 any time soon.

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Facebook won't pull unmarked police plates page

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Re: Reverse tactics

Pollute the data by posting plates of drug dealers, pimps, and IP lawyers.

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EARTH was a BAKING LIFELESS DESERT for 5 MILLION years

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What?

"Boffins have discovered that "lethally hot" ocean temperatures kept the Earth devoid of life for millions of years after the mass extinction that occurred 250 million years ago."

So your saying everything died and life started out again from scratch?

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Pandora boss urges 85% pay cut for musicians

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This is news?

How is this different then the execs of a company who stuff their pockets with millions while they fire staff left and right, and outsource everything to India / China.

It's not that it's "an internet company" it's just a company. The record companies have been doing their best to keep all the money since before the internet existed.

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Speaking in Tech: 'Calling it a cloud doesn't make it so'

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'Calling it a cloud doesn't make it so'

But it will help sell it to stupid people.

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EFF warns of ACTA redux

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Re: wha?

Clearly someone is sucking on a US teat.

The US keeps trying to get Canada to copy US crap laws like the DCMA and support their crap patents on drugs and "living organisms".

You can't kill this crap, it just comes back with a new name.

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