* Posts by David Simpson 1

331 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

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Intel claims 35 Atom tablets about to hit the market

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Linux

Porting

They need to get to work porting Android 2 to 3 for x86 first, no-one is going to buy an Atom tablet running Android 1.6.

Angry Birds find new way to take your money

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Ummm ?

Android doesn't lack in app billing.

Mozilla vows Google 'Crankshaft' riposte

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Megaphone

Woulda

Woulda coulda shoulda Mozilla, I used to love Firefox but Chrome wipes it in the dirt performance wise.

Firefox 4 looks good but Google's release cycle is five or six times faster than Mozilla's and I don't see how they have a chance of keeping up long term.

Facebook boydroid to hand over theoretical riches to charity

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After death

The pledge is to leave wealth to charity after death, a small fact missed in the whole article.

Since you can't take it with you his afterlife pocket won't notice.

Google Books spanked by Amazon Kindle

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True

Very true used to love MobiReader on my old PDA, it first showed me how handy eBook readers would be!

Now using FBReader on Android and Calibre on my PC, I can buy book from anywhere and put them on my 4" phone, who on earth would want to cart an iPad around, it's bigger and heavier than a hardback!

Blu-ray barely better than DVD

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Ripoff Studios

The problem is with the studios who create the HD mix for Bluray, I'm surprised to see no-one has looked to see if many of the titles missing the HD sparkle are old films recently re-released.

Many older titles are obviously just up-mixed DVD copies that offer very little extra detail, only new films seem to have the real sharpness of HD video and obviously like Zulu and Gandhi some films are properly remastered from the original but many are not.

Facebook royal rant bishop suspended

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You can't handle the truth.

First Bishop I've ever heard tell the truth!

Gone

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How I built a zero energy cost, zero carbon home server

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MS freebie anti-virus scanner auto-downloads provoke more anger

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Malware!

No freebie anti-virus in world gives false positives to scare you, the programs that do actually are malware!

Shut up, Spock! How Battlestar Galactica beat Trek babble

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BSG=SGU

It wasn't realistic science that made BSG great (althouogh it helped) it was the great script with real human drama and real flawed human beings. something the SyFy channel is managing to do agqain with Stargate Universe.

Researcher outs Android exploit code

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FAIL

Already not news.

As said by others the patching problem has already been addressed by Google using the same methodology that will cure fragmentation, over the next couple of releases Android will become a collection of smaller apps that will all update through the market.

And for anyone saying Android is the new WinMo, you obviously never used WinMo as even the old 1.5 Android actually works out of the box, unlike many of my old WinMo phones.

Opera feted for playing chicken with Steve Jobs

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Go

And the award goes to ... the person with connections in the EU.

I'm sure the EU making noise about investigating the iPhone had nothing to do with it, Jobs even backed down on some of his more extreme plans for developers and what tools they could use.

Opera may have faced them down but it was the shadow of a large EU fine that really had them running scared.

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Chinese whispers

Crap rendering ? you know it's compressed don't you ? Oh no how could you, you don't own an iPhone but some of your "friends" do. thanks for the 3rd hand "knowledge"

Clive Sinclair unveils 'X-1' battery pedalo bubble-bike

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FAIL!

Exactly the same problem as the C5, not something I would want to be in on a rainy day in heavy traffic, it's just missing a little red flag for the back.

Sony soars, sinks, soars on Apple buyout rumor

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Jobs Horns

buy bye

Cut out the middle man and buy Foxconn.

Google releases stable version of Chrome 7

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FAIL

Paranoid Fail

Paranoid much ? If you did a little research (or had a little knowledge) you would know Chrome updates to a new stable release every 6 weeks, with any new product Google releases they slow the releases once they catch up with the competition.

Why would Safari contain Google code ? Both based on WebKit but not on each other.

Fail indeed sir.

Android rebellion: How to tame your stupid smartphone

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Facts or wild speculation ?

So any chance of listing:

*Which phones suffer from the problems

*What firmware version they are running

*How many actual people are having these problems

That would maybe be a few too many facts for this author, such as the fact that Android has supported bluetooth keyboards since the Dell Streak launched. D'oh!

Apple buys out $1bn data center squatters

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Jobs Horns

Look up how many

One data center does not a Google make.

Steve Jobs carried 'ninja throwing stars' in hand luggage

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Jobs Horns

Ninja for Dummies

"If the enemy can find and confiscate your throwing stars then you blew it "

- Ninja for Dummies

Your genes determine whether you will respond to surveys

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Alien

WONSTO

I for one would like to welcome our new survey taking overlords.

Microsoft ID guru slams 'duplicitous' Apple

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iTards

It's obviously because like most iTards he has no idea what a MAC address actually is.

Vodafone issues real Froyo update for HTC Desire

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optimistic

Next month ? They said Q4 and that is for unbranded phones..

First SMS Trojan for Android is in the wild

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Nice link

Shame it has not launched yet !

Channel 4 4OD to hit PS3

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Happy

native

You can already access YouTube on the PS3 which has the full stock of 4OD, nice to have a native app though.

Ballmer's 'lost generation' note finds resonance

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Jobs Horns

It's all in the price.

Students who have to buy their own laptops buy PCs whereas students whose parents are buying buy Macs.

I'd be very surprised with the recent economic cuts most businesses have taken, if any employer outside of design or publishing buys their workers Macs.

Sophos downplays Android malware threat

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Super User

The short answer is it stands for Super User and can only be accomplished with a rooted Android phone.

His point is even on a rooted phone when a program tries to execute SU it has to ask for permission.

Futurologist defends 'malevolent dust' warning

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Oh Dear!

It's funny how nobody listens to the mentally ill people shouting this nonsense in the street, yet big corporations pay this idiot to day dream what we should all be scared of tomorrow.

His smart dust won't work because my future air con will have genetically enhanced beetles that eat dust then automatically wrap and post their crap back to this guy.

UK.gov pledges licence fee 'rethink' over heavy catch-up use

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Unhappy

For just £2 a month.

I think taking it from tax is a bad idea, this makes it much too close to the government.

Add a tax to broadband, I be happy to add, say £2 a month to my broadband package if it went straight to the BBC, the make the best TV generally and their web presence is great.

Turn off Eastenders and other big star driven nonsense (golden handcuffs etc.)

If you make programs to compete with commercial television then by proxy you are commercial without the income.

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confuddlement.

Your video has a tuner which receives a live TV stream and records it to tape.

It's the receiving of the live TV stream which you pay the fee for so videos classify and PCs don't, unless you watch the live stream from iPlayer etc.

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noooooooooooooo

I'm already sick of "ticking this box some how proves you're over 18" I really have no interest in putting in a PIN every time.

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Nope

It wouldn't since all the computers in the house use on internet connection and one IP.

Acer Aspire 1825PT 11.6in touchscreen notebook

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Flawed Graphs

Your performance graphs make no sense ! Give us the actual CPUs each of the notebooks use not just the speed, the yellow bar which is "1.6GHz" is obviously an Atom but I have no idea if the other CPUs are Core2, Celeron or Penium Dual Core !

Apple MacBook mid-2010

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FAIL

More Expensive ?

"It’s expensive, but I don’t care: if you want cheap, go buy a tombstone."

Typical rabid iTard, Really let down by this review, for instance does the new thicker shell stop the cracking that has plagued my old white Macbook (I'm on the 3rd top case in 2 years)

Will Apple collect and return under their warranty yet ?

I got pretty cheesed off having to drive 16 miles outside of Edinburgh (nearest Apple store is Glasgow) to leave my Macbook in for repair then drive back a week later to collect. Even my old £300 HP (never again) was collected from my door and repaired within 3 working days.

These are all the sticky little questions most Apple fans can't answer in a review because they are selling you the same cult like lifestyle they enjoy.

It's expensive alright and since I can buy an Asus laptop with Core i3, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD and a 2 year collect and return warranty @ £450 I would say this Macbook is DOUBLE the cost of a normal PC not just more expensive.

HTC Wildfire Android smartphone

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Flash that firmware.

That phone is older than the Hero (my phone) which is pretty old in the world of smartphones.

You could install a debranded ROM to activate all your features and remove all the Orange crap or go the whole hog with rooting and a custom ROM.

Check out XDA the great thing about HTC smartphones is just how much customization can be done.

iPad 'cannibalised' Q2 netbook sales

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Utter balls.

Funny how they link this to the iPad and not to the load of new thin, cheap and light ULV laptops around.

They have stolen sales from Netbooks because they use actual working CPUs like Celeron or Pentium dual core ULV, which even running at 1.2GHz are twice as fast as an Atom.

They start at around £350 too so make a much better buy than a Netbook or an iPad

iPhone customers lay into Apple after iOS 4.0.1 update fails to install

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Jobs Horns

Oh Apple what wonderful support.

Any more LOLs from this iPhone and I'm going to wet myself !

Digital ad portrayed Catholic Queen as 'flesh-eating zombie'

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IT Angle

ASA - shut it down

I love the people who reported it because it "might" scare children.

Most children spend their weekends shooting zombies in games and are generally not as easily scared as most parents.

Consumer Reports: 'We were wrong about the iPhone 4'

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Heart

Durex

In Australia they call sticky tape Durex !

Microsoft seeks patent on ebook page flip

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joke

Heres what you can do if you own a laptop/tablet/phone with a touchscreen.

Go to Issuu dot com and open a magazine to read and WOW you can turn pages !

A lot of online magazines like Monkey use Ceros which also lets you turn pages.

What a joke

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Ummm you need a look at the setting page......

You can change the settings in any PDF reader to browse your documents different ways like side by side.

Microsoft patches Freetard-by-design bug

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FAIL

Andrew says freetard in his sleep....

So sharing my WMP library over MY network to other computers I own makes me a freetard ?

I think you need a new buzz word sir ......

Nine Inch Nails guy scores Facebook movie... bitch!

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How now ?

Moooooooo!

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Stop

NIN NI NO NUM

Sorry Mr. Tasteless but the album you're missing is called The Fragile, by far and away his best work up there with Pretty Hate Machine, have you listened to his latest "How to Destroy Angels" it's a free download and also rather tasty.

Fail is in the eye of the failure.

Big EU imports of Sahara sun-power coming soon?

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FAIL

With who's £$ ?

Maybe you can also find someone to pay for them, most solar panels barely pay back their cost over their operational lifetime which is why you want them at the equator.

Find us a cheap solar panel and we can all tile our roofs with them.

Osborne hands out tax cuts - for companies

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you missed it....

No-one needs to work out a VAT cost that has already been added !

It's the (ex VAT) prices that will be easy to work out (£100 ex VAT) mean £120 ! Well Done.

Google gives its Voice to all Americans

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RTFA

They are two different services, READ THE ARTICLE !

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Please please give us a UK date

Please bring this service to the UK, no more paying for 0845 forwarding when I'm out of town !

The emailed voice mail is also very useful.

Windows 7 Backup gets users' backs up

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WTF?

900 Gigs ?

Anyone using Windows backup to save 900 GB of data needs their head read.

It's a consumer product and a compression based backup will crawl with that amount of data, just make disk images or get a RAID set up if your 900GB of files are so important.

Personally I've always used Acronis, I use it for customer backups and while there may be faster products out there Acronis is rock solid for reliability.

Nobody trusts anything - shock poll

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Alert

required

I don't trust this story something fishy is going on here !

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