* Posts by David 138

150 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009

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FCC's Pai: I am going to kill net neutrality in US

David 138

Well done America :P

It seems if you dont like corruption in politics the quickest way to get rid of it is remove the politics and elect the corruption.

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New iPad revealed. Big price cut is main feature

David 138

I need a new 7 inch tablet and a sub £300 32gb mini would have been a good option. Its not worth that much money to watch the odd movie. Will stick with android, and hope for a new Nexus 7 before mine implodes.

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Magic Leap sued for sex discrimination … by woman it hired to stamp out sex discrimination

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One of the advertising videos on their site (In the section with the whale) is of a solar system on a desk. However it looks like the person taking the video is far more interested in the pretty woman behind :P I found that funny after reading this article.

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Munich may dump Linux for Windows

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Re: The thing about Linux Desktop

Wasn't there a very high return on Linux boxes when they started selling them on the highstreet?

People don't like change and moving from Windows to Linux is a kick in the nuts. Its horrible to get used to. You also have to learn all new programs as most wont run on Linux. For a small fee the user can stick with windows and be happy. That is why Linux doesn't sell.

You also have to:

retrain Staff to use the OS

Retrain staff to use the Open office or some half baked option

Retrain other companies when office wont open the files that came from that software, or they look like crap.

Hire more expensive staff to maintain it.

Custom build all of your software because no one supports it on the desktop.

It goes on and on. No one produces software for it, no knows how to use it, no one wants the hassle of learning how to use it to save a tiny cost in the grand scale of things.

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Adblock Plus blocks Facebook block of Adblock Plus block of Facebook block of Adblock Plus block of Facebook ads

David 138

They should just block the user not the add blocker that would solve the issue pretty quickly.

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Facebook to forcefeed you web ads, whether you like it or not: Ad blocker? Get the Zuck out!

David 138

You know that the internet is optional? You guys can go back to writing your own content on A4 paper? Or you could start a movement so that everyone pays for access to sites!!! whats that you dont want to pay? People blocking ads will mean less people use them which will mean more garbage ads and less content. the ads most people hate are sites that no one would want to advertise on or providers desperate for revenue. By blocking ads surely your just making this worse? And to those who say "If i have to see ads i'll go somewhere else" You chose to use an ad blocker rather than avoid a site so i doubt that.

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Windows 10 grabs 22 per cent desktop market share in a year

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Re: Great Table

What kind of tech person still uses XP on the internet? Or at all?

22% in a year isnt bad for a free OS. Linux is 20 years old and still has almost no interest for people as an everyday driver. Im not sure "Its so secure if you know what your doing" and "All windows users are retards" is working as a sales pitch.

I dont think most people really care that Microsoft take usage statistics because we give worse away to tescos and google. But we do get better services because of this.

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Windows 10 still free, even the Anniversary Update, if you're crass

David 138

Are the people dodging nagware the same people who where complaining about eol on Windows XP the other year :P

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What's Brexit? How Tech UK tore up its plans after June 23

David 138

At least we will still be able to trade with 3rd world countries and potential enemies :P I dont know about you but i have been trying to get cheap bollywood films for years. Now is our chance!!! Now we can open trade deals with china to get some really cheap steel into the country too.

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'We shall overcome' net neutrality, sing Euro telcos in the key of 5Gs

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Good time to nationalise the network in the UK to one giant shared beast with 100% coverage. Screw the mobile operators and their lazy approach they already screw their customers on Data costs

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Linux letting go: 32-bit builds on the way out

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Re: Not surprising

by old you mean EXTREMELY old 64bit chips have been more or less standard for a decade. I would be hard pressed to find a CPU that wasnt 64bit compatible. Christ you could pick a 64bit pos laptop up for peanuts!

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'I urge everyone to fight back' – woman wins $10k from Microsoft over Windows 10 misery

David 138

Windows 7 is a dog but i hate Windows 8. I quite enjoy Windows 10 after its short learning curve. They only thing that bothers me is that im not sure how to role it out in business when it might completely change next week.

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Tech firms reel from Leave's Brexit win

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Re: Really?

We will probably end up back in Europe with a "Trade Deal" lots of restrictions and no power to tell them to bugger off. If we had waited a couple of years we would have probably ended up with the same result except we would have been up front rather than in the boot.

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Don’t let the Barmy Brexiteers wreck #digital #europe

David 138

Well its all down to these people now thank god for a referendum: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36496745

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Disk death: Three-quarters of PCs will run SSDs by 2020

David 138

I'm sure they were saying there is very little in it between enterprise and consumer reliability. SSDs are alot better than they used to be and i cant stand a using a computer without one. If you buy a computer nowadays without one you should be shot.

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Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY

David 138

I think it depends on what bargain basement parts have been fitted to the machine. I had a Lenovo with an old intel wireless card. Had to mod the fecking bios to install a different card as they locked it down. Now Windows 10 runs like a dream. I would imagine Samsungs problem is they used cheap parts and their 2 man team for software updates for the entire company are a little over worked.

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One ad-free day: Three UK to block adverts across network in June

David 138

Is this the start of subscription internet access? Netflix style? Or even worse micro transactions. People need to get paid and if you are too cheap to pay then piss off. If you dont like adverts then just stop using the internet.

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5% of drivers want Nigel Farage to be their in-car robo butler

David 138

wtf is a kilometre everything is in miles in the UK. We drive on the other side of the road so we can stab you in the face with a sword with our best arm! And the reason we have roundabouts and traffic lights is we are too rude and inconsiderate to wait for someone else turn! However unlike Americans when we see someone in need we do help. We dont just shoot them, hit them with the bible or throw them in a volcano if your tom cruise :P

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The case for ethical ad-blocking

David 138

Re: View from inside

You could enable the adverts and stop clicking on the penis enlargement ads :P

But seriously why is everyone complaining about Adverts on a site which appears to be supported by adverts?

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David 138

Re: When is ad-blocking ethical?

I guess its also their site so they wont show it to you in that case :P Obviously what you want is premium level internet access for a fee per month. Google have already trialled it but people are just too tight to pay for services. People gota get paid!.

The worst in advertising usually comes from porn, piracy, copy cat sites and facebook. So you could avoid those. People should at least consider supporting sites such as theregister because you are too tight to pay per month for it.

Turn it off to support the sites you enjoy so you dont ruin it for everyone!! Tight ass people like yourself have already brought Micro Transactions upon mobile games, lets not do the same for the rest of the internet.

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Not OK, Google! FTC urged to thrust antitrust probe into Android

David 138

Re: "Freezing out third-party apps"

Ad blockers are no better than piracy for free websites!! You either pay for it or you get adverts. Having said that maybe anti virus solutions should start blocking ad networks that are either intrusive, carry malware or are facebook. There should be something more central to kill off bad add networks or force them to reform.

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Brits still not happy about commercial companies using their healthcare data

David 138

Sharing medical data for medical research should be compulsory but the data should never be sold to anyone else.

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Apple must help Feds unlock San Bernardino killer's iPhone – judge

David 138

If someone stole you phone they would probably just wipe it and the encrypted data. Encryption gives most people little or no useful protection in this case. However it does benefit criminals. Apple are just protecting their marketing not their customers.

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Adblock Plus blocked from attending ad industry talkfest

David 138

Re: Keep on with the autoplaying auto-expanding video, sound, and light-show free-for-all

Targeted adds arnt really that bad are they? Apples news, music, assistance and mapping all suck because they cant draw from this information. Its a small price to pay for much better service if you ask me as you cant get a personal service without it.

Unless your up to no good. In which case you should go with Apple.

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Microsoft herds biz users to Windows 10 by denying support for Win 7 and 8 on new CPUs

David 138

Re: The more they push

Windows 10 is far from a great OS but its fine to use at the moment. Another year or so of updates and it should be one of the better OS MS have shat out. Either way its still better than Linux and OSX for most task. Especially if you game.

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No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs

David 138

Re: I am not a fucking product.

Your right lets not buy Windows we shall use.................Nope nothing comes to mind.

"What about Linux" - its free but nothing supports it not even its own community half the time. Its just abandon ware on a grand scale. Its great if you want to be messing around with the OS all the time, but id much rather be blowing stuff up on Just Cause 3.

What about Mac OSX - I'm sure fisher price do a cheaper product with more use.

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Next year's Windows 10 auto-upgrade is MSFT's worst idea since Vista

David 138

Linux

Will anyone ever switch to Linux. every update to anything in windows or osx gets this same reaction and no one ever switches because Linux is a waste of space for most people. the learning curve is vertical and no software supports it. That combined with the fact that their community is mostly unhelpful prick's who look down on everyone because they use a free office alternative to create files no one can open. Yes we all love free stuff but most things are free for a reason.

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Apple 1 goes on sale, expected to fetch £300,000 to £500,000

David 138

Amazing

An Apple of that age.....and still just as functional as the modern Apple Mac.

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Windows 10 climbs to 3.55 per cent market share, Win 8.1 dips

David 138

Re: Would you believe Windows XP market share went UP last week?

Who would install XP willingly or under torture? There is no hardware worth running that would run better on XP.

10 is a very good OS so far. Not work ready quite yet but very close. Its an excellent home OS with a few settings tweaked and an SSD for good measure.

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Lenovo topples Apple from PC summit by declining less slowly

David 138

Lenovo wont last their stuff is too unreliable.

On the other hand i do think the Apple bubble is bursting.

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Virtually no one is using Apple Music even though it is utterly free

David 138

Re: Virtually no one?

Hi haven't heard a single good review of it. It offers nothing over other services and the music is really tinny.

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Windows 10 in head-on crash with Nvidia drivers as world watches launch

David 138

What a surprise, Nvidia and an awful drivers dont work. Did they ever?

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Got an Android phone? SMASH IT with a hammer – and do it NOW

David 138

Re: Service pack

Half the time is abandoned by the manufacturer. I don't think anyone should buy a phone that isn't a Nexus variant if you want a good experience with android. Cyanogen and all that bollocks can sod off as well, half the time they seem like they are about to fragment. Its a die hard few, or people with abandoned phones that turn to it.

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Windows 10 on Mobile under the scope: Flaws, confusion, and going nowhere fast

David 138

I quite like 10, runs smoothly. Touch wood all of our apps from W7 work fine at the moment and i havent seen any real issues with it for quite a while. It just has the benefits of W8 with a user interface that doest suck.

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David 138

Re: What should Microsoft's enterprise clients do now?

Why do people even mention Linux as if its a viable option for 99% of people unless you have a MASSIVE budget for custom development and support.

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Time for a brutal TELLY-OFF: Android TV versus Firefox OS

David 138

After the bile they pump out called a browser they need to get something right.

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Pray for AMD

David 138

You skipped a few intel chips to make them seem better?

Intel

Pentium - You added Athlon so why not :P

Duel Core - That means 2 processors taped together as they hadnt mastered cores

Celeron - This means duel or quad processor that could be newer or older than an atom, but is it better or worse than atom?

Atom - Low powered Celeron? who knows, they run cold and stick them in crap tablets

i3 - good

i5 - better

i7 - best

AMD

Athlon - Defunct brand

FX4 - 4 Core

FX6 - 6 Core - This probably gets confusing as intel dont really do more than quad :P

FX8 - 8 core

A8 - Low power good

A10 - Low power better

FX<insert random number here> - ?

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David 138

Re: My main gaming rig is AMD...

Radeon is the same as calling something g-force. I in no way could tell you what the best nVidia card is :P Intel chipsets are still retarded, and they have the processor names Atom, i3, i5, i7, Xeon, celeron and a few other crazy ones, but then which one has multithreding, how many cores? Its retarded. Especially the Xeons.

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

David 138

Re: Are you ready? Probably not.

I have found it pretty good so far. I like it.

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Apple Music: First three months for free? We lasted less than 3 hours

David 138

I think i lasted less than 3 hours in my trial, Its Ok to navigate, the Radio is crap. its no better or worse than Google Music which i get cheaper.

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Unlucky, Palmer: Facebook's going to BAN Oculus pr0n apps

David 138

If it HAS to use the app store im not sure this is the VR experience for me.

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Google wants you to buy Nest CCTV, turn your home into a Brillo pad

David 138

Google news really brings out the tin hat people who live unregistered in their mums basement. Your paranoid everyone's watching me attitude makes me want to watch you to see what you have to hide.

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SourceForge sorry for adware, promises only opt-in in future

David 138

If you survive the Russian roulette wall of Download buttons your doing well. But the Filthy sods then hide the adware downloads so that they look like an EULA!!

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Close encounter: Apple Macs invade the business world

David 138

The last time i tried to add the Macs to AD I was surprised to find it worked really well......at first. Then when the time came to update there domain password it all went to hell. OSX would not update the changes properly logins suddenly started taking 20 minutes. I never worked out what was causing the issue, we have so few i dropped them off the domain and let them use local accounts. Apple make nice hardware but they are useless at software.

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Thought Apple was kidding about diversity? Here's 50 MEEELLION reasons you're wrong

David 138

It would depend on how they approached it, I think i would feel a bit of a token effort like they where just ticking boxes on a Facebook how diverse are you quiz. Really Apple should focus on employing the best software engineers (they certainly need it) and not focus on their sexuality, skin colour or race.

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Flash flushed: Google's AdWords to convert ads to HTML5 automatically

David 138

Buggy!

"Steve Jobs notoriously having described Flash as "buggy" and its coders at Adobe as "lazy.""

Im pretty sure Steve Jobs never used his products or got involved with either iOS or OSX. Otherwise he probably would be have picked his words more carefully. Especially considering the other article on the register with Apple as the buggiest of the vendors :P

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Apple design don Jony Ive: Build-your-own phone is BOLLOCKS

David 138

Re: Alternatively

If people wanted to be told how their phone looked then all cases would be clear? Just because the iPhone doesn't offer choice doesn't mean people don't want it. Ives first decent design was the ipad mini 2 in grey and the. Everything before has been shite.

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Apple CEO: Fandroids are BINNING Android in favour of IPHONES

David 138

If i didnt dislike ios because of itunes, the messy desktop, inconsistent UI and the dated look i would have an iPhone. One thing they do get is updates, and you don't feel like a second rate customer when a new phone is released seconds later by the same company. Android could do with more premium phones with continuous updates,

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Not app-y with VAT: Apple bumps up prices in Blighty, Europe, Canada

David 138

"It was also a good Christmas season for the Bono-founded RED campaign, which raises money to fight AIDS. In November Apple set up Apps for RED, a group of 25 applications where the total sale price of each program went to the charity for a week, and the firm reports this helped raise over $20m."

Should have know that B*****d Bono was involved. Short sighted prick had this stuff only available on IOS so that there where exclusive updates to some games we could not buy on android. You would think AIDS was exclusive to iPhone users.

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Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then

David 138

I wish they would break up the European parliament.

Just because there are no decent alternatives to a product doesn't mean it abuses its power. Also doesn't everyone hate search engine results that lead to search engine results?

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