* Posts by Tom 35

2955 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

Microsoft dumps Metro from Windows 8

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Re: They should do it the Apple way...

Metro is also a supermarket in Canada


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Windows Phone 7?

So it is still a Beta/Alpha release?

Code name? Nice try.

UK judges quietly declare text chat can be obscene

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Re: Yes it will

No that's not how it works.

If it's someone with power/friends they will decide there is not much hope of a conviction, tell them dads waiting outside and off you go.

If it's someone they don't like... bang, off to the cells you go.

1. Make it so everyone is breaking the law* by breathing.

2. Use selective enforcement to deal with people you don't like.

*Make sure to use the law first on scum bags that no one will defend. Once the law is established you can use it on anyone you don't like as long as they are not "important".

Oi, missile boffins! Stop ogling web filth at work - Pentagon

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Re: Do porn sites still carry malware?

It's more malware sites carry porn.

-Lift some porn from another site.

-Post it on your malware loaded site.

Spam links to free porn, get a few stupid people to install "flash / codec / free stripper on your desktop"

Amount of CO2 being sucked away by Earth 'has doubled in 50 years'

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Re: Quote of the week - the FULL quote

You sure it's not ...

"Seeing such variation from decade to decade tells us that we need to observe Earth's carbon cycle for significantly longer periods in order to help us understand what is occurring, but in the meantime, please buy that new Land Rover to create jobs, and crank up the AC it's hot out there!"

The we need to study it more before we do something is the Oil company line, not the Al Gore line.

Licensed to kill: Amazon revamps Cloud Player to take on iTunes

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Amazon.ca will not even sell us an MP3 (stupid record companies carving up the world) so you Brits are ahead of us Canucks at Amazon.co.uk.

itunes.ca has been around since 2004 so Amazon has a way to go.

Analyst says Surface could hurt Ultrabook, Windows 8 tablets

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cannibalise the market for ultrabooks

What market?

The over priced, crappy screen, no one wants one market?

Microsoft RTMs final Windows 8 and Server 2012 code

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a new world of scenarios and experiences...

how Windows 8 is Enterprise ready by design...

Next they are going to ask anyone still listing if they want to buy a bridge.

Hulu, Apple TV deal sparks fanboi Glee glee

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I didn't know it was available in Japan. Maybe some day it will be available in Canada and other parts of the world.

Apple iPad fondlers are about to enter a THIRD DIMENSION

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they need a working model to have it patented?

Not any more. You could get a patent on a warp drive.

Trolls can take something we can almost do, take a guess at how it will be done in the future and get a patent. Now wait for someone else to do the hard work and get it to work... profit!

Lenovo iPad-smiting Windows 8 slate slips out

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Re: It runs PC apps?

So it's a netbook, without a keyboard. I expect with a high price (my guess $998). Should make a great toy for the execs to run their powerpoint, and impress the other execs.

Microsoft: Gmail rival Outlook.com will 'look good on your iPad' 

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Waste of time and space

Click new message...

1/3 of the left hand side of the screen is taken for the To: address. Great way to save space!

Your subject goes on the top, above the format tool bar.

Your message below.

Delete welcome message, and what appears in the empty inbox?

" Wow, you've got a very clean inbox! (Did you know you can receive messages from other email accounts?)"

Wow, that's very clever Microsoft, now piss off.

Anonymous declares war after French firm trademarks its logo

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Do they also like

to kick bears and poke wasp nests with sticks?

Maybe they just bought a load of insurance.

Hobbyist builds working assault rifle using 3D printer

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Re: Bloody wonderful, dont idiots ever think first?

Or Disney Mickey Mouse toys.

Samsung lets slip info on WinPho 8 Odyssey

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Re: Windows Phone.

1. Use rusty hacksaw to cut chain.

2. Find guy that chained my arm to the wall and fling WP at his head.

Problem solved.

'We asked firms if they were looking at Windows 8, most laughed'

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Re: 0xB16B00B5

The yanks freak out over boobs. See the stupid fuss over the "oh my god, if you slow down the replay and zoom in you can sort of see a boob for a second" super bowl thing.

Surface slab WILL rub our PC-making pals the wrong way – Microsoft

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It's actually a double shot.

First the OEMs get a boot to the head with MS selling Surface, Then they get a kick in the arse when MS expect them to sell systems with Win8 installed.

Twitter airport bomb joke conviction binned in common-sense WIN

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Re: What about the Crown Court judge?

They can't stand streaky windows.

Gabe Newell: Windows 8 is a 'catastrophe' for PC biz

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Re: @h4rm0ny - I believe the MS is getting a unusually bad rap here on this one.....

Is that a fact? Can you give a reference for that please ?

I'd like to see that too. I've only read that it's NOT required.

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Re: Misunderstanding

Yes if you have a computer that runs Windows 7 it will most likely run Win8.

But if you want to sell computers, just being able to run Win 8 is not enough to get you the Windows 8 sticker. If you want the sticker then you have to follow the new rules for stuff like secure boot.

Apple CEO: Frothing fanboi iPhone 5 hype screwed our sales

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Re: @DougS

Except for "blow away even the most optimistic analyst estimates". Not much chance of that.

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Apple will allow you to trade in your old one for a new one if unopened

So how long do you keep your new phone in the box, just in case they release a new one?

How is that "quite good"?

Story gone

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Better watch out...

With that headline you might get sued by Monster Cable.

Apple seeks whopping $2.525bn Samsung patent payout

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Catering to cheap bastards who

No, people who think iTunes is a bloated pile of crap.

I can download a free ebook from Baen directly to my tablet, then later copy it to any computer without the need to install any special software (for XP WMP11 needs to be installed to get the right drivers, but you don't need to use it to access the tablet, just explorer is all you need).

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So square with rounded edges is innovative

Apple was the first to copy all the old tablet shaped things, so now no one else is allowed to.

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You might have done if the Nexus 7 was not for sale.

No I wouldn't.

It's up to version 3, sorry "the new ipad" now and I didn't buy one yet. I had no plans to buy one.

I find the iPad to be over priced, too big, too locked down with too much control freakery on the apps. Apple can stuff it. I do have an ipod 2g and I expect it will be the last ithing I buy. Even jailbroken it's still a pain getting stuff on or off the ipod.

Nexus 7 is not perfect but it's good enough, received mine last Friday.

Amazon crimps free Kindle 3G surfing

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until the calendar flips over to a day starting with a "1".

So the 10th, 11, 12, 13... :P

Virgin Media's 'bye-bye to buffering' beardy Bolt boast BANNED

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Expensive mistake? What?

"They said the ad was no longer running"

So what did it cost them? They can't do something that were not going to do anyway? Oh dear that's going to hurt!

US Justice Dept rejects criticisms of ebook settlements

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why is Apple involved

Because Apple demanded a "no one can sell for less then me" contract.

Iranian nuke plants rocked in midnight 'heavy metal blast'

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Sounds fishy to me

"a worm played Thunderstruck by AC/DC at high volume throughout the night."

Why would their computers even have speakers capable of producing high volume, that could not be turned off?

Google suspends 16GB Nexus 7 orders

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Re: Does Google not know why people want local storage?

The free media player I installed lets me connect to a share on my computer and play video files. I have not rooted my N7.

There are reports that you can use a USB OTG cable with a USB memory stick but I have not picked up a cable to test it yet.

No screen problems with my N7.

Nokia woos networks with 'exclusive Windows 8 mobe deals'

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It's not Nokia anymore

"Such a step would be a major break with tradition for Nokia,"

Nokia is now a Microsoft toadie desperately trying to copy Apple's business plan.

USB charges up to 100 watts

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Re: Great idea!

What? I can't run my kettle off my laptop USB port!

What good is that?

Top plods reconsidering mega deals with Olympo-blunder firm G4S

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Re: Holy Cheeseburger!!!

"Yes, a great idea, outsourcing all these services to the lowest bidder, who in turn will hire poorly paid, undertrained, unmotivated personnel to fill the positions."

Normally they fire everyone, then offer them a new job with less pay and no perks with the new company. The best staff move on to better employers. You are left with under performing, low paid, bitter senior staff and your poorly paid, undertrained, unmotivated new personnel at the bottom.

Little surprise if they decide to make their own perks.

Judge frees nude TSA protester, citing free speech rights

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Re: Doubtful, I think

No he didn't smuggle the stuff in, he parked it outside the fire exit.


If someone else had a gun they would be dead.

Microsoft hires former Hillary Clinton adviser as top strategist

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Re: It's The Name

It may not be a bad search engine, but it's not a good search engine. Google will almost always give you the result you need higher on the page.

But yes it really is a STUPID name. The only time I say "why don't you bing it" is when I'm asked a stupid question and I'm being sarcastic in response.

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Our product sucks

Don't fix the product, hire a professional prevaricator to sell it.

Mega spam-spewing Grum botnet finally KO'd

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Re: Volume...

I had that happen but I was receiving 600 per minute and had to delete that email address. It was like a DDOS attack as my mail server was crawling. Even just bouncing them was slowing down the server.

Lucky it was just an address I created to receive some mailing lists I subscribe to so not a big deal to change.

YouTube blurs faces to protect the innocent

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Do they

Keep a clean copy for the cops? It would be too bad if the idiots who post videos of themselves doing something illegal can't get themselves arrested.

New lightest-ever material: Ideal power for electric car

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Re: So many uses...


That was the first thing I thought of when I read all the things this stuff was going to be good for.

BSkyB punches Virgin Media in ads watchdog fist fight

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Re: copper wire

Try Bell Canada. They have Fibe internet (not a typo, they lost the r when they got slapped for false advertising ). They call it "Fibre network to your neighbourhood" in the fine print. It's just ADSL.

Sony: Walkman, meet Android

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How is it crippled?

It's a Sony Walkman so it must be crippled some how. It seems that everything newer then the original tape Walkman has been screwed up some how.

Crappy software to get stuff off your PC? Custom cable? Limited format support? DRM?

iPhone 5 poised to trounce Android, devastate BlackBerry?

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Re: small sample

Who paid for the survey?

How did they select the people. People in a high end shopping mall, with an apple store? It's easy to warp the results if you know what you (or your customer) wants.

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Re: Scale drawings of screens

all repondents preferred the smaller display.


all repondents thought the Razr was ugly.

You have to create images of the same phone with different size screens if you want to know what screen size they like.

Hacktivists lift emails, passwords from oil biz in support of Greenpeace

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Now when something blows up

The oil companies will blame anonymous.

Wouldbe Apple App Store killer WAC disappears into GSMA

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under the control of the network operators.

So herding cats.

No surprise it starved to death.

New UK immigration IT system late and £28m OVER BUDGET

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optimism bias

Is that how you say "lied your ass off" now?

LG execs fingered in Samsung OLED tech theft

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it stands to lose “trillions of won” from the leak.

Did they hire an ex record company exec?

iPhone 5 to be skinniest Apple yet SHOCK

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I might be intrested

If they make one that will last a full day without an external batter added on.

Microsoft pops preview of 'biggest, most ambitious' Office yet

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Re: But Can You Use It To Write Documents?

But they just have to add more stuff to list on the box to sell updates. Even the extra value stuff is crap, most of the fonts and almost all the clip art is unusable (I think I used one of the arrows on a wet paint sign once).

When you find some website that was created in Word it's always good for a laugh.

Acrobat is another program where I don't want sound and video crap, I want a file I can email to someone or post on a web site, and another person can print, and the print will look like my copy no mater what software / OS he is using.

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