* Posts by Tom 35

2947 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

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

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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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adjusting Windows' file type associations

Just the type of thing a typical Windows user would love to do...

Pastafarians: Get your noodly appendages off that Facebook suspect

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Re: Every time...

It sounds more like dish washing liquid to me...

The Register iPhone and Android apps: Maintenance update

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Was that you

I saw at the bus station sitting on the floor with their phone plugged in charging?

Snack-slinging robot restores faith in Yankee ingenuity

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Re: It's a hoax, people.

just watching it I figured it was fake. They never show it making two shots in one take, and looking at the empty one there is no way for the popcorn to get from the bin up to the "gun".

Democratic congresswomen 'less feminine in appearance' than Republicans

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Paris Hilton

Re: Nah

"Actually, it is just the opposite. Remembering Sarah Palin discussion in the liberal media outlets was about how she looked,"

Really? I don't remember anyone talking about how she looks, it was mostly about how fucking stupid she was. Writing notes on her hand? What a reject.

New I-hate-my-neighbour stickers to protect Brits' packages

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can I stick my sticker next door?

So I don't get their shopping channel crap at my house?

Politico's locked room mystery Linux install crime solved

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We need to kill some data, and make it look like an accident...

No problem, and we can make it look like some pinko, freetard, commies did it too.

Vandals break into congressman's office, install Linux on PCs

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as I was reading they had backups...

But they might have... forgotten to back up a few things that are now sadly lost... at least they hope they are lost.

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Re: Non-story

A staff member "inadvertently" installed Linux.

I could maybe see it if it had been one computer (still a stretch), , but the reports say "computers". How can you do it to more then one computer if you are not trying to get rid of something.

I wonder how much it costs to get an 8th grader to break a few windows...

Carbon fiber MacBooks to appear soon?

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It's carbon fibres in a mobile device... totally different!

iPhone 5 'jailbroken' ... before most fanbois even have it

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Re: what’s the point?

I jailbroke my iPod touch 2g. There was some other good hardware available at the time, but they did not have much software. So the best thing available for me at the time was a jailbroken iPod.

Now I have a Nexus 7 and I can do the things I did on the iPod (and more) without even rooting it. The only problem was I lost all the apps I bought for the iPod and I could see some people sticking with a jailbroken iPhone even though they would buy Android if starting out now.

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Re: Just one question


But just like the iThings, you don't have to make it impossible, just a bit difficult to stop most people from doing what you don't want them to. Most people don't jailbreak their iThings.

It is yet to be seen what real world Windows 8 computers will be like to install other OSs or dual boot... or how hard it will be to jailbreak RT.

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I don't think Tim Cook would be that happy...

with "Ha ha, jailbroken in less then a day"

Now they are going to have to come up with a patch to lock it down again, for a few hours.

Verizon CFO: 'Unlimited' data is just a word

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planning a mobile video service

What again?

They can't get past the idea that everyone is just waiting to pay big money to watch crap on a 3" screen.

With they way they whine about people using too much data, what would happen to their network if this was actually popular with iPad users?

And the one place I do see people watching video... the subway.

Microsoft drives German patent tank into Google's front room

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Good question

But how could "Slide to unlock" be anything but a software patent... Apple won in Germany on that patent.

That's why I said Germany looks like it is the new Texas for international trolls. No patent is too crap for them.

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The new Texas for international trolls?

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.

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

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'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.

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".

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.

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!

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.

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).

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".

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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How about another Ballmer quote...


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.

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.

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

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Re: Silly old google!

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

Smack your phones up, says Microsoft

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Can we shack the patent office

to make them shut up?

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.

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

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Re: Every time

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

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.

Ten USB 3.0 HDD enclosures

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bubble wrap?

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

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?

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.

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.

Foxconn to investigate iPhone 5 factory woes

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

Reviewers say ‘yes’ to Higgs boson data

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How is this rubber-stamping?

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.

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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