* Posts by Tom 35

2946 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

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?

Apple CEO: Microsoft Surface 'compromised, confusing'

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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.

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

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I suspect you are Le Troll, sir :)

Maybe he is holding it wrong.

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

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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.

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

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"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.

Apple unveils iPad mini, upgrades its big brother

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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).

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

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How about slide to unlock...

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?

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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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.

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

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

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.

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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"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?

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.

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.

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.

Microsoft Surface: Designed to win, priced to fail

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I bought a Nexus 7, not an iPad. But MS is not trying to compete with Android, they are clearly going after Apple having copied the whole business model.

They are going after Apple, but why would anyone buy one over an Apple if they are going to spend that much?

It's not cheaper, so it has to be better.

Is it better? About the only thing I can see is the microSD card (depends how crippled it is) other then that it has nothing going for it. No apps, crap screen, no "cool", if you want a tablet with no apps, buy a playbook, it's way cheaper!

So if it's not cheaper, and it's not better... DOA.

Apple don't need luck, they already have almost all of the high end market.

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Costs the same, crappy screen, over priced keyboard extra, charger extra (really? even Nexus 7 came with one).

Lots of luck MS.

Apple hires top Amazon search exec to take over Siri

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Will it have sugestions like Amazon

You requested info about Tea Party events, you may also be interested in the gay sex bath house.

'Hypersensitive' Wi-Fi hater loses case against fiendish DEVICES

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Re: Inquiring minds...

A friend who is IT for a school had a teacher who was moaning about them setting up Wifi in the school so he took a dead router and removed all the guts. Jammed a red LED in the power light hole with a resistor to the power brick so it would light up.

Stuck it up on the wall of the classroom with a cat 5 cable stuck through the hole in the back.

The teacher had new problems every day, and had some of the students blaming failed test marks on the wifi.

When shown that the router had no guts she quit and filed a complaint that she was being persecuted.

Windows 8 ads hit US screens: Death Metal, exploding laptops

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Before they film their next touch screen ad

Give the kid a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich.

Harvey Weinstein wants US to adopt French piracy laws

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I also seem to have missed the news of ... profits are up in France?

Yes, if the French laws are so great, and the content industry was missing out on tons of money do to downloading, they should be raking it in now. There should be a big bump in sales that can't be explained by any other change.

But is seems that nothing is happening. Other then someone raking in a lot of money to run the system.

There are lots of reasons someone might download, but not buy.

They might think it has a value of $.02 and would not buy if that was the only way to get it.

They might download something that they can't buy because it's not licensed for their region.

They might even buy stuff they downloaded and like, now they don't buy anything.

The idea that every download is a lost sale, and that stopping downloading will automatically give them that sale has been shown to be wrong over and over.

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I think you forgot to change to a different logon before you posted the second reworded copy of your astroturf.

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You can do exciting things in television

'Infomercials", also known as 30 minute ads for bowling ball sucking vacuums, and spray on hair.

Retarded (un)reality TV shows.

Don't you love people like Weinstein who are always going on about the poor starving actors not getting paid when they are only thinking of how to stiff them more then they already do. And think they should get a cut of every iThing sold (since it's of no use without him) and everything should be pay per view.

Just give Weinstein the keys to the internet and in no time we will have 100% employment and everyone will be lined up at the theatre to see fill_in_the_blank 6 and pay $20 for popcorn and a drink.

Übertroll firm bags DRM patent for 3D printing

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Re: On the otherhand this could be a good thing

What you want to look at is Macrovision.

Free for the consumer (when they buy a DVD Player or VHS deck.

Free for the people making DVD players or VHS decks, but you MUST include it!

Create a DVD and use CSC you also get Macrovision, and you pay for it.

They could require all printers to have DRM no charge.

All files must have DRM.

You have to submit your file for approval and DRM, you pay. People print your file, you pay again.

So there will be no Free files to compete with people selling stuff.

Want to know what 5G mobile is? Ask this British university

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Re: It's simple

I expect 5G will be the same as 4G. It will happen as soon as they get all the big spenders over to 4G and are looking for something new to sell them.

It will not mater about any attempt to set a standard since they got away with it on 4G.

HP's PC boss caught napping by Lenovo raid

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They know how to fix it.

Fire some more people and out source something.

Amazon UK leaks Windows 8 retail box, TV ads

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A few days early

But a trick for sure.

The box?

Did they get Lady Gaga or Bieber to barf on the box?

British Library tracks rise and fall of file formats

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Not just the file format

Not long ago I make my self some pocket change by converting some files for a university professor.

He had 60 discs of documents that he could not access.

They were Apple II 5 1/4 discs mostly in Apple Writer and some AppleWorks files.

I happen to have a IIgs with a 5 1/4 and a 3.5 "super disk" that can write MSDOS 1.44 MB discs. All but two of the discs were readable.

He was going to buy an Apple II on ebay and print them all, and have someone retype them before he found me through a friend of a friend.

Then there was NASA when they found they didn't have a tape drive to read all their old mission data.

Microsoft: Pirates at high risk of malware infection

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Sounds like they are leading up to...

Everyone has to buy Windows 8 and only buy your software from the Windows 8 app store. Only then will you be safe.

If you get it from any place else it will kill a kitten, then crap on your kitchen table.

SpaceX Falcon 9 flameout leaves commercial satellite in wrong orbit

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Re: Manned spaceflight

You think the NASA programme will get any place with all the pork? After each election there is new people and new pork. Drop what your doing, we are starting over... again. Maybe they will decide to have another war and divert the money there.

Only buy Huawei or ZTE if you like being SPIED ON - US politicos

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It's obvous

The US make US telcos spy on the public and give them a get out of jail free card when they get caught.

And the US government is WAY better then the Chinese so you can just imagine what they are up to.

And even worse they can't make the Chinese companies install secret back doors for them.

Windows 7 overruns NHS Scotland

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Sure it's different

"sure, cross-training to a new system is no different from cross-training to a newer version of the same software."

Take Office 2003 -> Open Office

or Office 2003 -> Office 2010

Skydiver Baumgartner's 120,000ft spacesuit leap delayed by bad wind

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Bad Wind

Bad, Bad Wind. Go sit in the corner and think about what you've done!

SpaceX's Falcon places Dragon in desired orbit

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That's not mundane

There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of Golden Dragon Restaurants. That's mundane.

I might be a little low... About 5,710,000 results (0.38 seconds)

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Dotcom space cowboy Elon Musk

I think he has done some cool stuff with his money, unlike some who buy yachts, planes, islands...

Crazed Microsoft robot accuses BBC kids' channel of Win8 piracy

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Google's automated software

Should auto black list any source that tries to take down a white listed site.

Make them wait for manual checks and bill them for wasted time on bogus requests.

eBay frets as right to resell comes under scrutiny

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more likely to be the RIAA, MPAA and the folks who make high value games

Don't forget textbook publishers.

They change the edition every couple years to make it hard for students to resell their books. 99% of the changes between v4 and v5 is moving the chapters around so the pages don't line up when the prof says turn to page 89.

Massive strike at Foxconn's iPhone 5 factory

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Why oh why can I only down vote once...

Steve Jobs is STILL DEAD

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Re: More respect for the dead, please.

Why? I didn't respect him when he was alive.

I'm not going to have a party to celebrate his death, but I'm also not going is hold a minute of silence in remembrance.

Democrat candidate attacked by GOP for being stabby assassin ORC

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When Republicans play WoW they're all paladins

That's what they say, but they are really all just gold farmers.

Mobe app makers doubt Windows 8 will be worth the hassle - poll

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Re: How are live tiles any different

Don't forget Active Desktop and the push channels that came out at the same time.

At the time Microsoft was going on about how live information delivered direct to your desk top would change the world of computing. But it was just one big Meh in the end.

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Re: I think theres another problem

I don't think live tiles are going to do anything on the desktop.

MS killed off Windows 7 desktop widgets as not worth the effort of fixing, and there was active desktop before that. Maybe they can bring back clippy with a new name too, just get the same people who came up with the name for Metro / Modern UI / Widnows 8 App store app / what every they are calling it this week.

Forget Apple's AirPlay - it's Windows 8 you want, says speaker maker

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Is that stand made out of recycled coat hangers?

"pumps out 100W of total power"

RMS or some fake PMP crap?

US data show slump in Apple tablet share

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Re: ..to an extent, yes

The Amazon slabs are a fork of Android. They don't connect to the Google App store, only the Amazon App store.

They still run Android apps, but there is a self imposed separation from the rest of Android.

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The elephant in the room

Windows 8? What?

Oh this Elephant maybe...


Top admen beg Microsoft to switch off 'Do Not Track' in IE 10

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The ad men

Want it off by default, and well hidden three levels down in the menu.

MS should add it to the startup quiz you get the first time you run IE.

Just ask something like "Do you want advertisers to track your web use?"

Don't include a default.

NO ONE will click yes track me. The result will be the same, and MS can tell the advertisers to F.O.

Paul Allen: Windows 8 'promising' yet 'puzzling'

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apparent that I am a super-genius

Is that you Wile E?

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Metro is the future

Until it's the new active desktop and they switch to some new fashion statement.

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