* Posts by Gordon 10

3048 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

Hmm, I think I'll order an iPad Mini on Amazon ... Oh no I won't

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Lies Damn Lies and Advertising

There are certainly some shadings of the truth in Amazons comparison.

I wouldnt take either side of that comparison as accurate or truthful. About the only 2 thing that unequivocably true is the speaker and dpi comparision.

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Forgetting Microsoft: How Steve Ballmer's Surface could win

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Re: Apple never dominated anything.

O So Wrong Mr Gale.

They dominate the profits made in the mobile industry. They dominate the NYSE in terms of market cap.

Ignoring those facts in an attempt to pander to your irrational hatred of apple is just sad.

Im not a fanboi but credit where credit is due their approach has propelled them to the top of the mobile heap for longer than anyone except nokia and whilst all good things come to an end - I cant see it happening that quickly.

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More importantly the fact that people are willing to pay for premium prices for it defines it.

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Forstall ousted from Apple after refusing to apologise for Maps

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Re: Refund Time?

Nice trolling retard.

Version 6 of iOS costs exactly nothing.

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Hitachi buys Horizon to save UK's nuclear future

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Re: Still just a Uranium-heated kettle

+1 just for pointing me at a fascinating Charlie Stross post.

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Re: Re While some will no doubt point to Fukushima as a sign

the mischief maker in me wants to caveat that with "until the fracking starts"

Just trolling - I for one welcome the chance to be a uranium powered mutant who can breath both water and fire simulateously. In Your Face Godzilla!

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Premature balloon burst thwarts US paper spaceplane attempt

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Who Was their BOFH?

Multiple system failures just tanatalising close to the El Reg record height - I know who Im looking at......

I suspect that the rouge GPS unit found on Sunday had just recovered from a vigourous cattleprodding.

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Dr No, Thunderball, Casino Royale? Vote now for the best Bond film

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Re: Anyone voting for Die Another Day?

To be fair I thought the first 15 mins of scorpion torture and distrust were up there with the best of them - shame it was all downhill from there on. Although Halle Berry has to get a look in as one of the best Bond girls. .

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Feds arrest Paul Ceglia over Facebook ownership claims

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Re: a pretty savage indictment of the American legal system...

Nice post AC no 2!

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Cornwall chokes on £300m local gov deal with IT kingpins

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Cynical interpretation of "create jobs"

The cynic in me says that means Create 1000 jobs in BT via Tupe of existing workers from the council and 43 new managers and consultants to run them "efficiently"

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Raspberry Pi SoC drivers now fully open source

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Re: +1

Unlike you Lee Dowling seems to have taken the time to review the download and make a decent stab at evaluating it for the rest of us.

Have a down vote sir.

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Apple unsheathes MacBook 13-incher

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One might suggest that doing either Physics simulations and 3D vis on an ultra portable is the wrong tool for the job......

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iPad Mini: Why is Apple SO SCARED of the Kindle?

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Re: Fanboiz

care to quote some of those fanbois? I think most of them viewed the mini as inevitable a long time ago.

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Re: Well the mini has been announced

However - it does invalidate the point of this article - so can I be the first to post

"Anna you muppet!!!!"

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Hero police robot back on duty after 'unstable man' blasts it with shotgun

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I for one

Can't wait to see what happens when one of our glorious MP's mouths off to one of these bad boys and calls it a robo-pleb.

He'll be need a bike-ectomy shortly after.

Could there be an upside to ROTM? Or am I a fleshy-quisling?

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European Space Agency to launch exoplanet-spotter

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if its small and cheap

How will its capabilities replace Kepler which presumably was neither......

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The hoarder's dilemma, or 'Why can't I throw anything away?'

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Re: I used to have a cable box like that...

That's why you use the re-usable cable ties. I got some free on a magazine years back and have always wanted to get some more.

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The 3D die stack tack: Toshiba builds towering column of flash

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Re: Quantum limit?

Hence the word Geniuses I presume?

Im sure such boffins are working on 10nm mitigation strategies as we comment....

New equivalents of high k dielectrics and somesuch spring to mind.

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ISS crew fling out arm, grab SpaceX Dragon capsule

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Re: What's with the..

Blasphemy - reg standard units only on these hallowed pages!

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SpaceX Falcon 9 flameout leaves commercial satellite in wrong orbit

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Re: Insurance

Usually - I believe so.

I sorta suspect that once a bit more established SpaceX may even attract lower premiums as the chance of a total loss would be lower. A shorter life span satelite is still better than no satellite at all.

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Target Silicon Valley: Why A View to a Kill actually made sense

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Re: Grace Jones

Movie nerd alert - forgetting his 80's output for a second - Stallone had multiple Oscar nominations for Rocky and his performance in Cop Land also got a few minor best actor awards.

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Re: Modern targets

Actually assuming Zorin is alive and flooded Thailand last year.

How much money did he make shorting all the HD manufacturers and their insurance companies, plus how much did he make on taking positions in those not impacted?

The estimates of economic losses from the floods currently stand at $259Bn. Even Zorin would be happy at 1% of that.

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New telescope tipped to spot 700,000 galaxies

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Am I the only one

Who wants to place a Hand Of Nod or Tesla Coil between those dishes?

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Perth porkfest crowned ULTIMATE BACON SARNIE

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WTF?

Eh?

Surely that fact that its delivering pork is the very reason it was classified as an Ancient Evil?

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Boffins prescribe SNAKE VENOM as future pain killer

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Patent madness again

Surely the fact that the compound exists in nature is the ultimate form of prior art?

Or is it the manufacturing/purification process the "unique and novel" bit.

Why do I get the feeling that Big Pharma patents are at least as broken as Tech ones?

(Just so we are clear where I stand - In Your Face Ventnor)

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Big Data skills gap needs filling says tech industry

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Big Data Myth

Isnt Big Data just replacing the wisdom of the Crowd with the wisdom of the Cloud?

Bad analogy but half the Big Data advocates seem to be those who were spouting Web2.0-arhea a few years back. There seems to be a major assumption with big data that just because its now possible to collect and store this data we can and should be doing so. There is little or no attempt to sort it for relevance and REAL meaning.

For every google where every user transaction tracked is another advertising dollar earned it makes sense.

For most big enterprises if they didnt identify their key kpi's and metrics years ago - they dont deserve to be in business.

Human beings are utterly shit at detecting meaningful patterns from large datasets - often they see things that arent there as the brain searches for order amongst chaos. All the data visualisation in the world doesnt change that.

Even after all these years Big Data still has the smell of the Emperors new clothes about it......

Still - if someone wants to pay me to deal with it - bring it on! :)

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Liquefied-air silos touted as enormo green 'leccy batteries

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Re: Penny wise, pound foolish. @H@rmOny

Errr - hate to point out the flaw in your argument. If we went 100% (or even close it it) nuclear there would be a huge need to store that excess power because it would have to be set up to meet peak power demands - which afaik are much much higher than the average.

Ergo Nuclear would benefit almost as much as Renewables from this technology.

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US data show slump in Apple tablet share

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Percentages are irrelevant

Tell me how many millions of Tablets we are talking about. As long as Apple is creaming off the lions share of the profits in a growing market (and there is $600Bn worth of reasons that say we should assume so) - do you think they care?

Especially since their Market share can fall - and their actual salescan keep increasing for a good while yet..

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Now Space Station forced to DODGE flying Japanese junk

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Re: Solution

Its a little known fact that that device is almost ready for deployment to the ISS.

Boffins are still working on getting it to make the "Eeeeoooowwwwwppp" sound in space.

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'Leaked' doc shock: BT denies inflating prices for rural broadband rollout

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They didn't deny it.

That was a suspiciously worded statement. Didn't anyone else catch the qualifier "full cost" to the tax payer?

Therefore giving BT so wiggle room when it turns out they passed on 70% of the cost to the tax payer they can be accused of complete lies.

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New science: seas will rise due to CO2 ... but not for centuries

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Let the Foaming begin!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

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Re: price @ac

Cramming a bigger battery into the same space?

You mean like it says in the review that they did between the note 1 & 2.

AC commentard fail.

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BYOD trend could kill off role of CIO – SCC

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Right conclusion wrong reasons

The CIO/CTO is an endangered species but nothing to do with BYOD. Its more to do with the CFO realising that up to 25% (or more) of a companies expenses are IT, and the corresponding desire to control those expenses (and the budget) that goes with it. Cue a decade of embarrising data leakage and high profile technical failures until they realise why they need an IT SME at Cxx level.

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Bloke jailed for being unable to use BlackBerry Messenger freed

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Re: Meanwhile, in the real world...

@ac 1938

Actually the solution is not to attempt to remove the human and compassionate aspects of the law in a knee jerk reaction to daily fail pedo hysteria.

Cases like this are exactly why judges should be permitted to use their judgement. A very poorly written law.

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Satellite broadband rollout for all in US: But Europe just doesn't get it

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Re: the sub headline?

Bryn

I don't know if you are a cretin or deliberately bring obtuse. There is so much wrong with your post it beggars belief.

Firstly sky don't own any satellites they rent transponder space on them.

Sky don't own either the dishes or the installers.

So taking those away and the moronic hash tags it leaves your post pretty redundant.

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Vote now for the ULTIMATE BACON SARNIE

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Cheesezilla obscenity

Ok I can handle eggs, black pudd - even at a push "death on the toilet" peanut butter.

But - grated cheese and cutting the baconiscious bounty into thin strips like an economy lunchtime sandwich. A line that must not be crossed.

No I tell you - a thousand times NO!

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Apple MacBook Air 13in review

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Re: Expensive flash and no ports .....

hmmmm

just as good = inferior display - what planet are you on?

Think what you meant to say was for your particular use case you were only willing to part with £500 (btw was that real retail - a quick google suggests the online price of the current version is closer to £650).

So in short your comment should read" I have no need for the features the air has over my tosh - therefore I question the value of the Air for my own little world but I fully understand that others need to have a better screen or different OS validates their desire to pay more".

Agree with me or just having a thinly veiled dig at Apple for no real reason?

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Hobbyist star-gazer cops amazing eyeful of Jupiter's space ball

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Am I the only cynic

Who wondered if his special software was the Photoshop clone tool and a copy of the professional image ;)

In all seriousness - fair play to the man.

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+ hands-on review

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But what about Kindle books?

Surely without a way to protect your investment in Amazon ebooks its missing a trick? A fairly major one if you have a significant investment in Kindle coded eBooks?

No Im not talking about offline conversion via Calibre. Im talking about something seamless that happens on the device that consumers not geeks can use. Just like when I swap between the same kindle ebook on my iPhone and iPad.

Other than that they look like great piece of kit - especially if they are rootable to jellybean.

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Apple weekend iPhone 5 sales miss forecasts

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Re: analysts BS

And why are you so fundamentally insecure that you felt the need to spout it to the world?

Im a Apple Fan - and love their tech - as a combination of form and function I find it hard to beat for my particular uses.

Whilst I read the Reg Apple stories with amusement and occasional disbelief Im not so attached to *any* piece of tech that I would find the need to broadcast a defense of it to the entire interwebs.

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Neil Gaiman’s saucy pop wife agrees to pay her musicians in money

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Re: It will all go to Sea Org

Gaiman denied he was a Scientologist in 2010.

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So many devices, so little policy

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Sailors

Why do many of the Reg headlines and sub headlines have a nautical theme today?

We need answers.

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O2 looses legal torpedo at Everything Everywhere 4G monopoly

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What Ofcom should be doing

Is refusing any license changes from anyone for any band until they agree to submit to the 4G auction rules and bring these idiots around the table (without lawyers) until they thrash out a deal.

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North Tyneside: Mega-outsourcing deal will SAVE jobs

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Re: Till the next time.

Most of the major construction companies have "facilities management" arms - started out with the typical roads and buildings maintenance tasks and then evolved from there. Keeps them busy during the inevitable construction downturns,

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Apple lawyer: 'I promise I am not smoking crack'

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Indeed

She should just cut to the chase and fine them both $1bn for acting like small children and tell them to sod off and sort things out.

The legal equivalent of the naughty step if you like,

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British boffin builds cool maser after argument with wife

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Re: 100 Million @ Atom Bomb

dont know if this is true or not as I got it second hand but its a great story anyways.

Apparently before the first atom bomb test Oppenheimer and the gang had a betting pool going on the effects. It was evenly split between those that believed the test would ignite the atmosphere and extinguish all life as we know it and those that thought it wouldnt.

Probably not true but conjours up a great mental image of boffins sweating bullets...

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US appeal dismissed in Dotcom case

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Whilst I agree with the sentiment

The scenario's are not the same.

This was an independent judiciary deciding that in the interests of a fair extradition hearing this evidence needs to be disclosed.

May is not the judiciary - she is part of the legislative arm of the government - multiple members of the judiciary have ruled there is no basis for McKinnon's or Assanges extraditions not going ahead and now its in the hands of May to basically decide on a whim.

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The 'experts' who never see BBM will never understand RIM

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Re: Qwerty

You are living in the past - some of their keyboards are now dreadful - the base model curves in particular.

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BMW slams ad machine into reverse, screeches out of pirate den

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WTF?

Yawn - cheap shot

So BMW's ad agency has a been a little lax on its site profiles. Its hardly the end of the world. - Actually scratch that - its a heinous crime deserving pitchforks and fiery torches.

For shame on the Ticorder loons angling for a bit of cheap and meaningless publicity.

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