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If you need to replace anything other than your iPhone 8's battery or display, good luck

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I hear that the glass rear cover is easy to break and difficult (+expensive) to repair.

So I suppose the solution is not to buy one?

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Now I will freely admit to not being terribly imaginative, but what would the average owner need to replace other than the screen and battery?

The headphone jack?

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Ethereum will have transaction chops of Visa in 'a couple of years', founder claims

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As before...

Wake me when they're done.

We're still waiting for sidechains, coloured coins and the "lightning network".

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The architecture for sharing tokens across blockchains promises traction

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Re: Virtual

An idea making no sense, or being impractical even if someone manages to define it, is no barrier in cryptospace!

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Hah

Wake me when they're done.

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Yet more British military drones crash, this time into the Irish Sea

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Re: Minister to Rear Admiral

According to Ian Fleming via Auric Goldfinger, "the third time it's enemy action." I wonder what the fourth time is?

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Sacre bleu! Apple's high price, marginal gain iPhone strategy leaves it stuck in the mud

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Re: @AC

The laugh is the idea that automatic watches need servicing on anything close to an annual basis.

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WTF?

@AC

People will probably still buy old-style up-market mechanical wrist watches for about GBP2k. The recommended annual service costs a few hundred - and the watch is away for a few weeks

You must be having a laugh?

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@Dave 126

> 1972 Omega Seamaster Cosmic

Nice. I wish there were more cushion-shaped watches today - the market is flooded with circles-with-lugs.

A smooth sweep quartz movement, sapphire crystal and 38 mm stainless steel case would suit me nicely. Basically, if Seiko were to make a '68 Chronostop. Lije, if Skagen made sensibly sized watches. Oh well. I'll have to commission a titanium printer to make me one!

Cushion cases are still out there, you just have to look for them! Almost every micro does one these days. The only smooth sweep quartz movement I know of is the Bulova Accutron II, which is found in a handful of "retro" models with cushion and turtle style cases, albeit a bit larger than 38mm and without a sapphire crystal, for example the Surveyor is 41mm while the Lobster and Snorkel divers are even larger.

Although given Seiko's obsession of late with re-issues and re-editions, you might get lucky with that Chronostop. Seiko also seems to be allergic to sapphire though.

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Facial recognition

A coworker with a beard had facial recognition enabled on his phone.

I grew a beard.

He soon disabled facial recognition.

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Astroboffins map 845 galaxies in glorious 3D, maybe dark matter too

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Re: 97% of the Universe is composed of math particulates and hyperdense equations....

Odd that our current galactic model is geocentric

All that means is that the universe is larger than the observable universe.

We can see 13 billion years in every direction

We can actually see for about 3.5x that. The universe is expanding you know.

(and dark matter does not obstruct our view....science fiction force fed pablum)

If dark matter obstructed our view (which nobody ever claimed,) we might be able to learn more about it. No such luck.

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Re: Sir

Check out Celestia. I'm not sure about stereo support though.

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Re: Sloan?

The Sloan survey is a catalogue of galaxies by position and redshift. This is 3D models of individual galaxies.

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Developer swings DMCA sueball at foul-mouthed streamer PewDiePie

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Re: Perjury

I doubt it, Nintendo does it all the time.

Nintendo has a history of questionable statements and actions.

However in this case Nintendo is simply a bully, generally abusing Youtube's Content ID and DMCA systems against those who are too small (or cannot afford) to fight back and protect their rights.

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Climate-change skeptic lined up to run NASA in this Trump timeline

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Re: I don't mine a skeptic. I prefer a skeptic in this position

"Skeptic" is a misnomer. Skepticism is simply a position of requiring evidence to support a claim. It is not about ignoring the evidence and denying the position the evidence supports.

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It's official: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower

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No shit

The post is required, and must contain letters.

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Well, whad'ya know? 'No evidence' that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower

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Happy

Big John

I'll shut up

Is that a promise?

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Fake news, innit?

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Western Digital has cloudified the NAS and shoved it in a trendy box

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You are correct, of course, they've quoting the capacity in RAID-0 and JBOD modes. It does have a RAID-1 mode available.

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Samsung keeps the smartwatch alive. Just

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Re: Ugly

It's a cushion case. Good examples being Panerai and JeanRichard.

(The PP Nautilus is quite different; it has a non-circular bezel and integral lugs.)

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Celeb-backed music gambit rebrands as 'Roxi', prays for IPO

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How many people thought of something similar/identical to the Juicero before writing it off as absolutely ridiculous and going no further?

Fools the lot of them!

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10 minutes of silence storms iTunes charts thanks to awful Apple UI

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Re: Not limited to iPhones

At the time I enquired, Nissan wanted to charge me more for a satnav map upgrade than the cost of a new Nexus 5. So, still running the original maps.

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Re: Not limited to iPhones

Car entertainment systems are, for some reason, stuck in the stone age when it comes to handling audio on connected devices such as bluetooth and USB drives.

A friend's year-old Toyota Camry starts playing the first song on his USB drive every time he starts the car. It doesn't remember where it was.

The bluetooth sound quality in my five year old Nissan is atrocious so I use a USB drive as well. It sorts the contents in file system order rather than alphanumerically. There are tools to fix that but why should it be necessary?

And my kingdom for a car entertainment system that recognises ReplayGain tags...

How can it all be so bloody difficult?

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Intel CEO Krzanich quits Trump's Manufacturing Council over response to Charlottesville rallies

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Re: all it needs now

Musk already left after Trump withdrew the US from the Paris Agreement. I don't know about Cook though.

And the only person who claims or believes that Donald Trump is a good deal maker is Donald Trump...

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Confessions of an ebook eater

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Re: Great article

Have you considered that other people have use cases involving multiple documents open at once

Well yes, that's where the aspect ratio of DIN/ISO 216 sheets comes in handy. One A# sheet in vertical mode? Great. Two A# sheets side by side in horizontal mode? Also great.

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At last! Vivaldi lets you kill looping GIFs

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Re: how's the browser?

Oh and another thing; even though there's an example image in the article of the console being used to toggle the mute status of a tab...

...it still seems to allow a tab to be muted only while that tab is playing a sound. Thus, certain events that you may want to mute on an individual tab level, such as hangouts notifications in gmail, can't effectively be muted without simply muting Vivaldi itself in the Windows sound control. So that still isn't really fixed.

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Re: how's the browser?

It's the work of a few ex-Opera guys, but the initial expectation that it would be a modernised Opera 12 sadly wasn't borne out by reality.

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Salesforce sacks two top security engineers for their DEF CON talk

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WITH THE meatpistol

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Uber bros kill car leasing program after losing nine grand per vehicle

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it was found that the project was blowing as much as $9,000 per car

Do we know what the average is though?

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For fork's sake! Bitcoin Core braces for another cryptocurrency split

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Ahh, Ryan X. Charles...

The guy who was fired by Reddit after trying to implement Bitcoin in Javascript, on company time.

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Foot-long £1 sausage roll arrives

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Re: You've got to question the quality

Or maybe they only made one

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It's 30.48cm long of course, and not a tenth of a millimetre less!

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Google diversity memo: Web giant repudiates staffer's screed for 'incorrect assumptions about gender'

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9.40 on a Monday morning and already 7 downvotes - don't these people have a sense of humour?

Well... not every reader of The Reg is in your timezone.

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Largest ever losses fail to dent Tesla's bulging order book

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Re: The future is diesel

Haha what is this Gish Gallop nonsense

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Go fork yourself: Bitcoin has split in two – and yes, it's all forked up

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Re: In related NEWS....

I wonder how tulip bulbs are doing these days

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Re: The bankers keep the fraud going now in doubled mode...

Bankers! that's a bitcoin origin conspiracy theory I hadn't seen before.

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Re: Currency

Same as any other currency - it's only worth something if people believe in it

A currency like the USD has value because it's effectively backed by the might of the US economy and a government that has a deep interest in it remaining stable. Also it can be used to settle debts and taxes in the US.

Cryptocurrencies on the other hand...

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Popcorn...

...at the ready

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Apple, Google pull options trading apps after Australian regulator shows scams

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Some believe they are little more than gambling.

Duck, walk, quack etc.

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Microsoft Surface laptop: Is this your MacBook Air replacement?

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Re: Tips and corrections.

At this point I wonder if it's bait

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Astroboffins discover that half of the Milky Way's matter comes from other galaxies

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Hmm

I've noticed that many of the "mainstream" media outlets, even ones that should have a better understanding of science, seem to be reporting on this that life on earth (or even humans!) came from another galaxy.

What.

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I make it lots, rather than many

Since the distance between galaxies often stretches over many light years

Even the nearest star to our sun is many light years away. Our nearest major galaxy, Andromeda, is ~2.5 million ly away.

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OnePlus cash equals 5: Rebel flagship joins upmarket Android crew

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Uhh, Andrew?

For £499 you get a slimline phone with absurd specs, on paper: more powerful than many laptops (8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage).

This is The Register, not some tabloid rag. A technical audience that understands what makes a computer "powerful".

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Time-rich netizens marshall ballot-stuffing bots against... Radio Times contest

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"Internet ballot-stuffing has existed for as long as Rickrolling, if not longer"

The first rickroll occurred only ten years ago.

I would imagine that internet ballot-stuffing has been around for as long as internet opinion polls, which themselves have likely been around for almost as long as the internet itself.

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Microsoft ctrl-Zs 'killing' Paint, by which we mean offering naff app through Windows Store

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Err...

Wasn't this the case all along?

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$30 million below Parity: Ethereum wallet bug fingered in mass heist

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Re: Ouch!

Important life lessons are rarely funny

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Whoops?

Considering the frequency with which this kind of thing occurs to cryptocurrencies, you (well, I) have to wonder whether half the time it isn't intentional...

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Let's harden Internet crypto so quantum computers can't crack it

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Re: Not just to protect stored communications

And also if you want your encrypted private correspondence from 2018 to remain private come 2028...

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Now your boss can tear you a new Glasshole: Google's techno-specs reborn as biz gear

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Six figures

They really sold more than 100,000 of them?!

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