* Posts by Tom 35

2958 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

Windows 8 diet exposes Microsoft's weak ARM

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Re: they will break that news to Lumia owners

That's because it's called an iPhone not a Mac Phone.

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Whether a user should pick Windows 8 or Windows RT is less straightforward.

No it's easy.

Q - Do you want Windows?

A - Yes, don't buy RT as it's not Windows*.

- No, you want a locked down iPad wanabe with almost no software. Buy RT.

*Windows, an operating system that lets you run windows software.

Cellco execs lay into Nokia's Lumia

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Re: I do not believe I have seen a Nokia Lumia in the wild.

Riding the subway every day I see lots of iPhones, Android, BlackBerry, and assorted feature phones but not one Lumina, or any winphone for that mater.... I did see a zune once.

Marketing? There were some dumb TV ads a few months back. And Hawaii 5 O is a 22 minute ad (why don't you bing it on your winphone my ass).

Moody's downgrades Nokia to near-junk status

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Re: Baa!

One for sheep?

Pirates not to blame for Big Media's sales plunge

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Re: R&D

Nokia had too many managers all trying to push R&D at the latest trend. So they just ended up herding cats. Lots of effort but no results.

Unlike HP who made ads about cat herding http://youtu.be/m_MaJDK3VNE

but outsourced it all to India. Costs less, but still no results.

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Re: Novelling their way

Some may Nortel their way...

Do ANYTHING to keep the stock price going up (as if that is the actual product) until everything just blows up.

Larry vs Larry: Oracle and Google in courtroom smackdown

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What is a mobile device?

A laptop? A netbook? A 10 year old tablet running windows xp tablet?

No one got in trouble for them being "mobile".

So how is a 10" Android tablet a mobile device and a 10 year old xp tablet not.

It's one thing when your talking about a Moto Razer with it's crappy Java golf game, But today's phones are more capable then a lot of desktop computers from the time that restriction was made.

EU boots UK phone cash bonk threesome out of bed

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Why doesn't the Treasury sell ad space on fivers?

They are around too long to be good places for ads. But they could auction off the right to put your photo on a bill. Maybe we could get all the multimillionaires that don't pay any tax into a bidding war to stick there mug on a bill.

Only down side I see is it might lead to more people defacing money.

Wondershare PowerCam

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Is it available for android?

AOL investor: $1bn Microsoft patent deal not good enough

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Re: If you don't like it, sell

First strip the company and give us all the cash, then we can sell and take our money some place else and you can keep the empty shell.

Amount of ice in Bering Sea reaches all-time record

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From what you wrote

It sounds like the "record" ice didn't form there, it was all Arctic ice that just got jammed up for a bit on it's way past.

So if all that Arctic ice is just blowing away how is the ice level in the Arctic doing?

'Unibody' iPhone 5 said to debut in October

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Re: Unibody?

They could event some kind of external antenna. Apple would be the only one with an external antenna and could sue anyone who tried to copy them.

'Don't break the internet': How an idiot's slogan stole your privacy...

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copyright industries

Think you should own all your data.

Then "By clicking OK" you agree to give it all to them.

But don't worry, for a small monthly fee they will let you use it.

The copyright industries are not trying to help me. They are trying to increase the range of 'things' they can claim to own.

Rabid skunks attack US

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Re: "Thought this was a story about our elections"

I thought they already had a story about the MPAA boss.

Viacom's anti-Google copyright case rises from the dead

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Re: How?

It's the same magic box that the ISPs will use to automatically block all porn.

Lords give automatic smut censorship bill the once-over

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Once they have this "think of the children" system in place...

Think of all the other "stuff we don't like (TM)" that it can be applied to.

The tech jobs headhunters just can't fill

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Re: Poor little corporations!

More like they want to look like they are trying to hire someone, but just can't seem to find that someone.


Oh dear, we will have to bring someone in from over seas. Nothing to do with them being willing to work for peanuts.

iPhone fanbois enraged by Instagram's Android triumph

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Re: Sour grapes?

At least now they can make some wine...

Facebook accused of 'wanton' use of Canadian woman's pics

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Re: Depends on Canadian law ...

They have already been slapped in Canada once, so a lot of the stuff that's "on by default" in the US is off in Canada.

I would not be to surprised to see them get slapped again.

Home Sec: Web snoop law will snare PAEDOS, TERRORISTS

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Re: what exactly is the difference...

Your dog took a crap in the park, clearly you are a terrorist.

Oz to review copyright law for digital age

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we're calling on stakeholders to provide us with...

Wads of cash and cushy job offers.

IPv6 networking: Bad news for small biz

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Re: crazy academic led BS as usual?

"However most IPv4 devices in the typical household do not need Internet access."

My less then one year old Blu Ray player has internet features from software upgrades to playing content from the internet. It's IPv4 only...

Are there any "smart" TVs that support IPv6?

Verizon plans bandwidth-gobbling mobile video service

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They have been trying to push Video to cell phones for years

Only a few people will pay to watch TV on a 3" screen. Not me!

"Obviously, most operators ... want to increase data use"

It seems to me that most operators want to sell data that people don't use. They get their shorts in a knot when people use what they sell them.

Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

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Re: Avatar?

Pocahontas with the most 2D bad guys ever to appear in 3D. I could not name one of them, unlike say Darth Vader.

But not the worst ever, Avarar 2 might have a chance.

Angry Birds Space

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Re: 10 million...

Except all the other versions of the game work on the iPod 2gen (or at least the original and Rio), I don't think there are any versions for the Psion...

It's only pigs in space that will not run on the iPod 2gen.

Sarkozy hails 'success' of Hadopi's pirate cops

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Even if people stopped downloading

It's not helping anyone unless they start buying.

It's not food, people don't have to have the stuff they download and my decide just to do without, or they may be downloading stuff they can't buy even if they want to (like stuff that's only available on iTunes.com).

They might even be pissing off some people who were buying stuff before.

I don't see any evidence that this is helping anyone (other then the people being paid to run the system).

Visa shows off data centre 'moat'

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No sharks with frikin lasers attached to their heads?

Panasonic talks up TV for the blind

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Re: TV for the blind?

I had a Radio with TV audio (worthless now as it was for analogy TV) that was a lot simpler that a TV that you are not going to watch.

Court shuts down site that circumvents Pirate Bay blocks

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Re: Why can't MS offer an ISO download of operating systems?

How about when after installing a service pack, windows asks you to "please insert your service pack 3 CD" but all you have is the stupid restore CD from HP/Toshiba...

Even if they have a SP2 CD it's beyond most users to create a slipstream SP3 CD.

CD: The indestructible music format that REFUSES TO DIE

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Re: Digital stores stubbornly refusing to sell

I can buy a CD from Amazon.com but not an MP3. Something here is broken.

Paedophiles ‘disguise’ child abuse pages as legit websites

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this sentence seems very Daily Mail

There is also the "digital path" that sounds like some kind of High Tech thing to Joe Public but actually has no real meaning.

Dot Pharmacy: New web weapon in war on duff drug peddlers

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In Canada we get Bus loads from the US

Who come up on a day trip to fill prescriptions that are available as generic in Canada (drug patents last longer in the US). They are mostly seniors and can save hundreds a month. But that only works for people near the boarder, but the US treats any Pharmacy in Canada that offers service online or by phone the same as the fake viagra sellers, even if they only do renewals for the bus people.

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Re: "... fight the unlicensed sale of counterfeit treatments online."

And don't forget the grey market sale of real drugs online.

OAP sues Apple for $1m after walking into store's glass door

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Re: how fast did this granny walk?

No I expect it will be a "you only pay if you win" deal so she will only get peanuts even if she wins.

Facebook: Your boss asks for your password, we'll sue him! Maybe

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Re: I still think this is a stupidity/trustworthiness test

The examples I've read about were all McJobs. They are just looking for people who will take a crappy job where they have you on camera because they don't trust you already.

Not the type of jobs were you have the domain admin password, or the key to the front door.

NASA's Dawn probe spies 'Snowman' on asteroid queen Vesta

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No Calvin and Hobbes

Even if that snowman is not up to their usual standard.

Hacktivists nicked more data than CYBER-CROOKS in 2011

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Re: umm

Or detected but not disclosed. Not every country has rules that require discloser of data loss.

Microsoft cuts back on Windows keys after pirates grab booty

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a good serving of legitimate customers

Do you get chips what that?

Privacy worth piffling pennies to polled punters

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Re: Flawed study?

Right up there with the who will give their password for Chocolate one they did a while back.

Microsoft fires Bing execs after biz probe

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Bing's director of Brand Entertainment


HP poised to merge printer, PC divisions?

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Re: Marketing Firm to Merge Two Marketing Divisions Into One

DRM for ink.

LightSquared hits FCC right where it hurts

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I would not be surprised

if this was due to someone at the FCC not staying bought, or they didn't buy someone high enough in the chain.

Braben sticks knife into secondhand games market

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Braben claimed the price of new games would have come down a long time ago

He also has a bridge he would like to sell.

Apple New iPad Wi-Fi only

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16GB - 32GB price

Still some of the most expensive flash memory on the planet!

It's bad enough when you can't upgrade, but they take you to the cleaners on the higher memory models too.

Pair of double-As give you cheap, quick charge

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simple voltage regulator

If you can find such a thing for sale, I'm sure you could find a charger for sale.

This would only be useful if you were stuck at home in a power failure and happened to have the parts in your parts bin to slap something together. I'm sure I do have the parts here, but expect even with the tech readers on this site there are very few people reading this that would.

Sad but true: Napster '99 still smokes Spotify 2012

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"Napster also had other advantages, including a wider catalogue, thanks to its disregard for licensing. "

And they didn't carve up the world. Anyone, anywhere could play.

Spotify call their service "A world of music " but only if you live in the right part of the world. Canada? No music for you. There is iTunes in Canada but it's missing loads of stuff available in other countries. Amazon MP3? Sorry.

There is no way the control freaks at the labels will allow anything Napster like to exist.

Apple Store staff outnumber queues as new iPad goes on sale

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Best buy Toronoto

There were only about 20 lined up across the street from my office in the morning. Long gone now, I could walk over now and buy one if I was willing to pay that much for a toy. The iPad 2 was much longer but they still didn't sell out.

I can see lining up if your favourite band in in town one night only. But for a gadget? Even if they do sell out they will get more a few days. Even better wait a week and see if any kinks appear when people start using them.

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Re: Co incidence

I had that problem where I used to work with BlackBerry. I kept some old models (had one B/W one that I threatened them with) and that soon put an end to Opps I slipped, oh I hear there is a new model. Same for Laptops a nice D800 tank while we get yours serviced.

PhD pimp's mobe lock screen outwits Feds - Google told to help

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That's the way the Cookie crumbles.

TV market stalls as LCD sales slow

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The rush is over

Just like the switch from VHS to DVD or record players to CD you get a few years of big sales as people replace the old with the new. There is no way this can keep growing forever.

Most people have there flat screen TV. Very few are going to buy a new one to get 3D or "smart" or what ever gimmick they add.

Some people will be buying a bigger/better TV, or a second TV, but there is no way sales can keep growing the way they have.

I have a TV now, while I might like a better one at some point...

I have no use for 3D

My Blu Ray player is "smart" and I never use that anyway, stupid walled garden + youtube.

They are going to have to come up with something much better if they want everyone to upgrade again.

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