* Posts by Tom 35

2939 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

T-Mobile US chief SUCKS UP to Apple, gently ridicules rivals over SIM lockdown play

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Buy something with a real sim, one you can change any time YOU want.

Happy 2nd birthday, Windows 8 and Surface: Anatomy of a disaster

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there's a great resistance within Microsoft

Windows 8 beta had a registry setting to turn off Metro. It was taken out back and shot for the final release.

To paraphrase a line that Ford actually used (even if long after the fact in his autobiography) MS said we could have any UI as long as it's Metro, oops Modern.

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Re: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses” There is no evidence that Ford ever said that, it appears to have come from some focus group idiot.

Ford didn't invent cars, he just made them cheap enough for more people to buy.

CBS goes OTT, releases EVERY EPISODE of Star Trek EVER MADE

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It's not just having 5 different charges a month, you also have 5 different player aps available on different devices with different UIs.

Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL

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Re: There is no way to opt out of this short of deleting the application.

I tried it, then deleted it because it was steaming crap.

Is it using DNS to find the server, or a hard coded IP. I wonder if it would stop working if you added it to the host file.

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More like...

such information was needed to enforce publishers' anti-pirvacy measures

Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit

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So not justified at all

"I feel it is exactly as justifiable as the confiscation of cloned cars, or the confiscation of counterfeit banknotes."

There are specific laws in place to cover bank notes. It's not just because someone thought it was a good idea.

Cloned cars? I read one story that claimed there were some fake Jeeps produced in China but I have never read anything about confiscation of cloned cars. Handbags yes, but that's due to trademark, and requires legal action. You can't just walk into china town with a hammer and wack anything you don't like.

New gadgets and the future of tech with Regina Eggbert

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Is this some kind of yolk?

'Dancing Jesus' file-sharer found guilty

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What is this, punch the monkey?

I just blocked that fucking flashing gif linked to this story. That you stuck on every page.

Apple's new iPADS have begun the WAR that will OVERTURN the NETWORK WORLD

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And who hasn't had to indulge in an orgy of gold contact cleaning

Me, never. Not once.

Do you spit on your SIM before you install it?

FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

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I've never been someone who is a scaremonger.

Ha ha ha, good one. Pull the other one, it's got bells on.

The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event

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That's what the IoT is really for.

"It's as though your washing machine, instead of making an annoying beeping noise, played little radio ads for new washing machines when it finished a wash. Oh fuck, they'll probably start doing that now."

Don't forget the LCD screen on the inside of the lid for full motion video soap ads while you load / unload.

Auntie hires API firm to manage new online BBC Store

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Re: Canada calling. Where can I send in my License Fee?

I'm sure they will not want to cut into the BBC Canada Cable TV deal and will use the same lame "please sign in with your cable TV account" crap that other broadcasters use.

Aboard the GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP, there's a Mobe and a Slab and a TELLYBOX

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As long as it doesn't go crazy and start killing people.

Wonder if I can find an electric sheep screen saver...

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A $650 phone is what you call inexpensive?

Microsoft left red-faced after DMCAs dished out to Windows bloggers

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Re: Pirate product keys in comments

"Why? Most likely incompetence by the low-paid intern who handles takedown requests,"

Or more likely an automated tool guaranteed to cure all copyright problems.

South Korea faces $1bn bill after hackers raid national ID database

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Re: proof of identity

Since when would an ID Database have just the ID number?

Of COURSE Stephen Elop's to blame for Nokia woes, says author

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Re: Elop would not be anyones *choice* of trojan horse

"Elop does appear to have outwitted Microsoft though, despite all the other failures."

So why is Elop employed at MS?

a. They think he is the best man for the job despite all the failures.

b. It's a reward for doing what they told him to do, even if it didn't work out like they planned.

Greedy datagrabs, crap security will KILL the Internet of Thingies

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Solution looking for a problem

While your two problems are true, I think the biggest killer will be people asking why?

You might sucker a few people, once with promises of great new features but once they turn out to be a waste of time that will be it. Who wants their fridge, toaster, light bulbs... accessible online?

Something ate Google's at about eight in Asia's evening

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Re: There's nothing wrong with using for DNS...

On our non-critical classroom network we use a different cheaper ISP. Their DNS is kind of crap, much worse then Google. And when their DNS craps out it still responds with bogus not found for everything most of the time so I'm better off with as my first DNS. Google also updates faster then the ISP DNS servers do.

White LED lies: It's great, but Nobel physics prize-winning great?

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Where's all the blue LED porn?

On the front panel of the 2nd cheapest stereo system at the department store?

Behind the window of a gaming PC?

Oh, here you go...


Skip to 2 min.

Women, your 'superpower' is ... NOT asking for a raise: Satya Nadella

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Re: @ A Twig

Yes, that's not paying different people different rates, it's paying different rates for different shifts.

I worked at a place that paid higher for the over night shift even though there was not much work, and it was boring as hell just because no one wanted to work that shift.

Now if you want to only hire men for the expensive shift, and women for the cheap shift...

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That's just what happens when you have a guy giving advice to people who make less in a year then he makes by lunch time on January 1st.

Microsoft confirms Surface NOT DEAD YET, next-gen version coming

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Re: They said much the same about Zune and WinCE devices until the bitter end

No the Zune kicked around for quite a while (or are you thinking of the Microsoft Kin), they even had a second ZuneHD model line (there were a few models at the start). It was 4 or 5 years before they killed it dead. But you never saw them in the wild.

I do know of a couple Surface 3 pro users, all management toys. One a replacement for a touch screen ultrabook.

Breaking news: Man with Apple shares really wishes they were worth even more

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Re: To put it bluntly ...

And please stop calling that greedy shit* an activist.

* same for his greedy friends.

AT&T to fork out less than two days' profit in bogus bill charge flap

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Re: Bogus charges

Bell Canada started charging a fee every month if you wanted a touch tone phone (optional at the time) but still charge it (no longer an option to use rotary dial) some 40 years later. Phone companies have no shame at all.

Windows 10 feedback: 'Microsoft, please do a deal with Google to use its browser'

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It's stupid but...

361 users agree that mixing Windows and web search is a “terrible idea ... if I want to search the web I will start IE.”

MS need an excuse to send all your search requests to them.

Woman says narco-cops used her PICS to snare drug lords on Facebook

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Re: Paid by the hour...

This is why they are having a fit about encrypted phones. No more cloning the contents of any phone they feel like and using the contents for anything they want.

Oi, lobbyists. Cough up your details – EU's new first vice-president

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lobbyists trying to water down EU laws

Will now have a new law to water down.

Rise of the Machines: FIRST HUMAN VICTIM – 2015

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Re: Really? Worried? You had me for a minute there

I expect they will be asking for a backdoor on all IoT devices and services so they can catch people streaming sheep videos to their TVs.

Doctor Zuck, I'm so poorly right now! Facebook examines healthcare biz: report

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Dr. Oz online

The sellers of magic woo pills will love it.

Marriott fined $600k for deliberate JAMMING of guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

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Re: True Intentions?

Wi-Fi is unlicensed bandwidth so what right do the hotel have to kill other peoples connections to protect their connections? We had to do it so our service would continue to make money?

I work at one very large (25K this year) event every year and our shows and vendors that need internet get an expensive cat5 drop with their expensive power drop. Yes the wi-fi fell over during one peak time, and so did some of the cell networks. No one made a stink, some even took a walk to the other side of the hill so they could see a different cell tower (and buy better cheaper food). But if they had paid $100 for a connection I'm sure they would have put up a big stink.

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Re: There be dragons here

Sure, tip them if you are making special requests.

But the envelops are not about that, they pay less then minimum wage because the staff get tips. In effect you are tipping the corporation by subsidising their payroll.

Sprint starting mass layoffs to 'improve operational efficiencies' in mobile network

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Re: Certain management and non-management positions?

Bonus for the C level.

You folks probably don't have much to say on the Comcast-TWC merger ... FCC extends deadline for comments anyway

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I expect the delay is to give them time to come up with an excuse to say yes, and maybe collect a few more brown envelops for up coming campaigns.

Vanished blog posts? Enterprise gaps? Welcome to Windows 10

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Re: Does Windows 10 actuall shut down when you click shutdown?

You have to turn off fast start if you want it to turn OFF off, and not something more like hibernate.

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not even a skip option

There is a skip option, but it's kind of hidden. Click create new, then there is a skip option.

Of course you will now get pestered for your windows account when you click on some stuff like the store, or onedrive...

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No more need for your hotmail account?

"Organizations can now use their existing AD, federated in the cloud with Azure AD, to do everything they need. No Microsoft Account needed."

That would be nice (if they can get it past MS marketing).

SLOSH! Cops dethrone suspect - by tipping over portaloo with him inside

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Re: Why

Why are cops in camo? It's not to hide in the dollar store, it's going to make them stand out even more then normal uniform. It's as you say to make them look like a bunch of soldiers.

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Re: Wait for it...

They had to flush him out.

Now kicking him when he was down, that was a shitty move.

Leaked: Mobile operators' SCARE campaign against net neutrality

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all PROVIDERS of data should be treated equally.

That's a good start. Just need something for phone companies who might think routing ALL VoIP data through Narnia is a good idea, or cable TV companies who do the same for ALL streaming video.

UK reforms on private copying and parody come into force

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So we can now parody Andrew Orlowski's upcoming moan (should be any second now) but he will still reject it.

Apple, Google mobe encryption good news... for TERRORISTS – EU top cop

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Re: Irreversible encryption

It's right up there with write only memory.

Apple blacklists tech journo following explicit BENDY iPhone vid

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Consumers reports did. The 5 is MUCH less bendy requiring around double the force to bend.

FCC flashes cash at broadcasters ahead of wireless auction

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Double bonus for Tom Wheeler's masters

More bandwidth for their mobile networks and shift more people onto cable TV.

Biz coughs up even less for security, despite mega breach losses

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Re: won't happen

And you can add backup to the cost center too.

Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

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Re: Tiles should replace icons fully - everywhere.

How often do you sit staring at your desktop? The Mail tile on my surface RT is useless as when you don't have any email, it shows you old mail. Flash, flash, flash arg! I turned them all off except news.

No one wanted Active Desktop.

No one wanted Gadgets in Vista/7 with the exception of maybe a weather app or clock. Even MS abandoned them saying not to use them as they were unsafe.

No one wants live tiles.

US Attorney Gen latest to roast Apple, Google mobe encryption

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Some secret Kangaroo court that rubber stamps anything the spies want doesn't count as court-authorized.

Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really

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Re: Where have I seen this before? (Hint: not at MS)

But they are not daft enough to try and use the same UI on all of them.

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