* Posts by Tom 35

2881 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

LONDON iPHONE 5 MADNESS: 'You must be CRAZY to buy Apple'

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Re: Each to their own I guess

I would not say it was pathetic, but it's kind of unsporting. It's easier then shooting fish in a barrel.

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Microsoft drives German patent tank into Google's front room

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Germany?

The new Texas for international trolls?

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'Programming on Windows 8 just like playing bingo' - Microsoft VP

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Re: DOT NET IS DOT DEAD

'Ere, he says he's not dead.

Yes he is.

I'm not.

He isn't.

Well, he will be soon, he's very ill.

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Re: I'll take his word

There is no gamble at all.

They have removed a few of the balls so there is no way your going to win.

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Sun men bump bellies in Cisco v Arista freaky trade battle

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Re: confused

I think the best way to fix the "problem" would be to put a 1 minute delay into all trades.

If a normal person came up with a way to game the system like that they would be in jail before you could say "you are not a bank".

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Latest iPhone hacked to blab all your secrets

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AC trash talk

Android phones. At least you can install Firefox or Opera (not the shell over webkit iOS one).

It's NEWS because Apple is reported to be the most secure.

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Win8 tablets may cost MORE than iPads – AND LAPTOPS

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Re: Are these after the ipad?

No, the low end model has an Optional Keyboard.

Windows RT is not "Windows". There is no domain, no Outlook...

You could buy a laptop with higher specifications and real windows for much less.

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Re: I smell fail

Ultrabook? With an atom? Ha Ha Ha, good one. More like a netbook with a touch screen.

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Asus Vivo Tab

Oh, a netbook with a touch screen for a grand! Where do I line up!

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Apple iOS 6 review

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Passbook - and that may yet prove a damp squib.

It has to be universal before everyone will invest time and effort to support it. If it's just Apple it will be very limited.

I expect Apple will throw some money at a few companies to support it.

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Siri, will Apple's App Store lock out blind people on iOS 6?

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Why comment?

If you need the broken features, you can hold off upgrading until you know it's fixed.

If you find out after you upgrade your SOL (the hack to downgrade iOS is beyond most people).

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HP's Whitman promises 'more beautiful' PCs

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Keys that don't start falling off a week after the warranty is over might be something to think about too.

Only 2 HP laptops left. Dell Vostro costs about the same but stands up better, and Dell will sell me a new keyboard (or anything else), not say it is "not a user serviceable part, send it in for service".

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Ballmer: Win8 'certainly surpasses' Win95 in importance

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they changed the UI a bit

A bit?

Here is your award for understatement of the month. It might smell "a bit", it's a big bag of pig shit.

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Tom 35

How about another Ballmer quote...

"THE BIGGEST LAUNCH IN SOFTWARE HISTORY!"

Oh, that was for Vista...

So this one is bigger then 95... so I guess it's going to make the Vista launch look good.

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Microsoft announces Office 2013, Office 365 pricing

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I'm sure they would love me to pay $99 a year

I have Office 2003 on my older computer, LibreOffice on my newer box and netbook. I don't need more at home and can think of lots of things I would rather spend $99 on.

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Google to axe IE 8 support, cuts off Windows XP lifeline

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Facepalm

Re: Silly old google!

It's too bad you can't install Chrome or FireFox on XP...

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Smack your phones up, says Microsoft

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Can we shack the patent office

to make them shut up?

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Hong Kong visitors get all-in-one guidebook and phone

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Re: Calls to mobiles

For Canada your home phone is flat rate for local calls. The cell phone companies want to charge big money per minute but the land line monopoly (Bell Canada) at the time would not pass the charges on as their deal was for flat rate calls. So the cell companies charge the called party.

It's changed since the early cell phone days, Bell Canada is now one of the biggest cell phone companies, and some cell phone companies now offer home phone and cable TV is added to the mix as they all buy each other. There is no way to know if you are calling a cell phone and you never get charged extra, a local call is a local call, and if the cell phone is out of it's normal area they pay the long distance charges.

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Apple's first batch of iPhone 5 preorders sold out in an hour

Tom 35

Re: Every time

but they save some for the store so they can have the "line up round the block" headlines too.

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HP boss Whitman: 'We have to offer a smartphone'

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Re: It's real

But I expect HP don't want to sell a phone for Africa (a phone that will run for a week on a charge, is not too expensive, email and banking is about as fancy as they need). What HP will want to sell is a $600 fashion phone, they drool over Apple's stock price.

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Ten USB 3.0 HDD enclosures

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bubble wrap?

Sounds like a good way to melt your drive to me.

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HP plots tablet comeback to penetrate biz world with slab

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The only question is...

How will HP screw it up.

Too big, too expensive, not actually work, all of the above?

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Who's afraid of Windows 8? Trio leads Microsoft migration pack

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It's the same for every Windows version.

They had the same "look we have some suckers" announcements when Vista came out.

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Ding dong, the Ping is dead! Apple brings in Facebook for iTunes

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Thanks for the warning

Not to upgrade to the new iTunes (is that "the new iTunes" as in the new iPad?) for my 2g touch.

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Foxconn to investigate iPhone 5 factory woes

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Foxconn to investigate how Undercover hack got into iPhone 5 factory.

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Apple Lightning adaptors reveal limitations

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Re: may explain why Apple devised its own ...

I expect anything that plugs into the port will require an AppleTax chip before it will be allowed to work to protect us from cheap cables.

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Re: Standrad connector not the real point

No iPods don't come with chargers, I think the mini was the last one and then only with the deluxe 4 Gb version.

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Dreaded redback spider's NEMESIS: Forgotten Captain Cook wasps

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often likes to lurk beneath the lavatory seat

The perfect reason not to put the seat down?

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Microsoft leads from behind on Windows 8

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Re: XP was as secure as you wanted it to be

So blaster never existed. And the pile of visit a website with IE get hosed flaws never happened.

You could make XP secure... with an air gap.

By the time it reached SP2 it was a lot better with a lot of the attacks were against applications (some were MS applications like Office) and not the OS.

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More 'iPad Mini' tat pics leak ahead of Apple's big unzip

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Re: iPad Mini - price prediction...

Can I play too?

Same price as an iPad 2 ($400 US 16GB wifi) and will replace the 2g as the cheap iPad.

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It's too late for me.

I have an iPod touch 2g, and wanted something bigger. iPad is too big to carry around, but since that idiot Jobs kept saying crap about sharpening fingers I started looking at other tablets, went for a Nexus 7 and I'm happy with that.

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Re: "The world's fanbois wait with bated breath."

Are you saying they ate a wormy apple?

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Reviewers say ‘yes’ to Higgs boson data

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rubber-stamping?

How is this rubber-stamping?

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Google's Nexus 7 tabs 'can't perform' if flash RAM crammed

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Re: Not all Nexus 7 affected

It's a 16 GB that I pre-ordered from a local retail shop so it's one of the first batch to reach Canada.

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Not all Nexus 7 affected

I've filled my Nexus 7 a couple times (mostly video files). Right now it has 6.33 GB free, but I have had it down below 200 MB free.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that they fix the problem before I get hit by it.

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There is life after the death of Microsoft’s Windows 8 Start button

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Re: How odd

When they could have just included a "classic mode" check box, or at least not removed the registry key to turn it off".

If they are so desperate to force everyone to use not-metro will SP1 break (opps) the tools that put a start menu back?

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Google declares success for Kansas City gigabit broadband

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Where's mine

That's the price per month with a 3 year contract here ('upto' 60 cable). It's cheaper then my basic ADSL connection.

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Everything Everywhere 'to stuff Santa's sack' with 4G Lumia 920s

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Trollface

DId Santa

Run out of coal?

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Why is the iPhone so successful? 'Cause people love 'em

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Re: Actually

"Bullshit. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button until the Apple logo appears, signifying that the device is booting. It's the same as taking the battery out."

No it's not Bullshit. My ipod touch locked up so bad that rebooting / power down didn't help, it just crashed again before it finished booting. I had to connect it to my computer and then turn it on to recover, and I found the instructions on Apples web site.

And from the sales staff where I work (80% have iphones) I don't think most iphone users even know that they can turn them off.

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Ten digital radios to suit all budgets

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Re: Compression - audio processing for beginners

Your on about the wrong type of compression when talking about DAB. DAB is MP2 and will sound like crap even with the best amp and speakers (digital audio has come a long way since 1995). It's only really useful on a radio with small cheap speakers where you can't tell if it's crap.But it works fine for NEWS/Talk radio, or in a noisy car.

DAB+ is AAC and much better quality given the same bandwidth (iPod level) but the only way they would ever be able to switch over is to require all DAB radios sold also support DAB+ so people don't have to buy new radios... Again.

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Airbus predicts catapult takeoffs and formation flying by 2050

Tom 35

Plans?

More like a fairy tail I think.

To be a plan you need to have a good idea how you are going to do it.

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FCC to TV broadcasters: Ready, set ... give your spectrum up

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I expect

A lot of the TV stations will be owned by companies that also happen to own cell phone companies. They are going to want to keep the free spectrum and transfer it to their own cellphone service.

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Judge: Apple not liable for dropped, broken iPhone screens

Tom 35

Re: Prior art

Yes, but Apple have the patent for Gravity on a mobile device. Completely different, prior art is invalid.

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Nokia tears wraps off new Windows Phone Lumias on steroids

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Re: Thinking of defecting

For some reason I first read that as...

Thinking of defecating...

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Apple weighs in on AntiSec's alleged FBI hack

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"with iOS 6 we introduced a new set of APIs meant to replace the use of the UDID and will soon be banning the use of UDID"

So are they going to ban any iThing too old for iOS6?

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Sci-Fi fans blow stacks at copybot attacks

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Re: Film Studios

The Film Studios (and Andrew Orlowski) will say, see it works! Lets make everyone use the automatic censor bots. A few faults positives is a small price to pay (since they pay nothing) to protect jobs, and creators bla bla bla...

They will just look at you funny if you say this is a bad thing.

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iPhone 5 wait drives record Samsung smartphone sales

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Waithing for iPhone 5

But they were waiting for the iPhone 5 last year too (only got a 4s).

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Android dev smacked with £50k fine over premium rate SMS scam

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Trollface

Apple would never allow it...

Unless they get their 30%...

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Windows 7 passes XP, Mac OS X passes Vista

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Re: Mac OS9 --> OSX

I would say that Windows 7 is more of an incremental release, I sometimes call it Vista that works.

Windows 8 adds the not-Metro interface to try and cross promote their tablet things, and don't include anyway to turn it off. That is a much bigger change then Vista -> Win7.

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