* Posts by Gordon 10

2910 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

Everything Everywhere grabs UK 4G wheel, rivals thrown off bus

Gordon 10

Re: Scandal of 2011...

Agree it should have been contingent on agreeing to the 4g spectrum auction.

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Gordon 10

Re: Frequencies

Erm maybe the fact that if you don't have a LTE network you will still have both 3G and 2g to fallback on kinda means 1800 not being a world wide band is a big deal in the short-medium term. Besides which no-one in their right mind who pays their own bills is going to be interested in paying the extortionate rates that 4g roaming will be at.

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WTF?

Sly poke

..in the eye for Vod and o2 who are fighting tooth and nail to keep the 2g spectrum they were awarded for free?

However not sure that the Regulator using an accident of logistics and business to define the initial 4G landscape is very professional.

Surely most of the progress towards a 4g auction could be solved by getting the respective network heads all in a room together and hammering out a deal?

Oh I forgot - its not about effecient use of spectrum its about a Quango justifying its existence.

I would say its also about maximising revenue from that spectrum for the Govt and Taxpayers, but they are making such a hash of it the concept is laughable.

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Dell splashes cash on SonicWall's powerful firewall erections

Gordon 10
Meh

hmmmm

Its obviously a grow by pieces strategy rather than a big bang approach. The key points will be converging the product lines into something coherent. Not sure if dell have a great record of that.

It smacks of a toe in the water exercise with no real confidence to make a decent sized purchase.

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Apple, Motorola Mobility held patent war peace summit

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Unhappy

Re: Yawn

when the sandpit became worth a gazillion dollars.

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West Yorkshire Gay Police Association in email list leak FAIL

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Trollface

Re: more gay police please

But whining about a stereotype is just soooo stereotypical.

Cue spiralling responses culminating in a negative reality inversion.

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Jester hacker brags of mobe attack on Anonymous, baby-kisser

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About time

The Jester was thrown into the same cell as Lulzsec.

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iPad 3 benchmarked

Gordon 10

Re: Bit mapped thinking

You are missing the point. These "low power" GPU's are benefiting from 10+ years of GPU and HPC arms races and because of their highly parallel nature they are almost pre-optimised for low power simply by cutting down the number of units from their mainstream cousins.

They were *made* for this application baby!

The ipad 2 gpu capabilities were widely acknowledged as some of if not the best in class, with plenty of headroom for the future - even if there has been a drop in headroom I expect it to be marginal.

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Gordon 10
FAIL

Bit mapped thinking

The 2x/4x graphics debate is very limited thinking. We've long passed the point where bitmap processing is the be all and end all of graphics processing.

Vector processing is king and the number of pixels is just a sideshow. name a credible graphics technology in the past 5 years that hasnt laughed at HD+ resolutions.

I'm betting that the iPad 3 is not only easily capable of pushing the extra pixels but also more capabable f juggling all the overheads associated with gaming jiggery pokery.

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Speedy 3D printer creates 285µm Formula-1 speedster

Gordon 10

Re: I just followed my own advice in my last comment.

Steady on!

All those applications need more enabling technologies than the ability to print small things quickly.

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Samsung spanks Apple in world's biggest mobile market

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Well Duh

Dont you think Apple would have already done the Cost Benefit analysis on this and included exactly whether and when this was worth doing.

So in effect this story is Apple refuses to discuss long term detailed business plans with press.

Just like every other major manufacturer.

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Mozilla to drop Windows 8 Firefox bomb on IE 10

Gordon 10
Unhappy

Hooray

Yet another reason my addins will be disabled next time firefox updates me to the quarterly released "major" version updates.

/moanybastid

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Titanic director James Cameron prepares for deep sea dive

Gordon 10
Holmes

Re: Use of icons

Depends on how you use deep.

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Gordon 10
Alien

Re: Risking the wrath...

Or Blue Hades

0€

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Gordon 10

Re: Movie

Think the rumours confused 2 things. The avatar sequel and the 3-d cave diving film that he supported and lent all his equiment to.

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SUPERCOMPUTER vs your computer in bang-for-buck battle

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Folding & Seti

Just for comparisons sake it would be interesting to know the avg and peak score for the Folding or Seti@home networks. Suspect they come very high in the price/performance mix.

Shame they all have better things to do than run Linpack :)

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Hands on with the Apple iPad 3

Gordon 10

Re: @Monty : Love the comment-bombing

The resolution was the only topic in the post I replied to feel free to widen the topic on another post.

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Gordon 10

Re: Love the comment-bombing

Fact is there are NO competitors shipping hi res tabs and probably won't be for 2-3 months at best.

Some lucky pre-orders on the apple store last night will have theirs in their sweaty palms in a weeks time.

Major difference.

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Microsoft talking turkey with OnLive over Office to iPad

Gordon 10

Baffled

The iPad already has dozens of office suites with ms compatability and with UI's built for touch and cloud storage support.

If I'm desparate to use office itself I can pay a one off fee for LogMeIn or similar to use the office installed on my desktop or laptop again which have UI's that help manage the touch to WIMP conversion.

Why on earth would I use Onlive at £5 a month?

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Microsoft tech turns any object into a touchscreen

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The future?

Am I the only one who sees this as a fondle slab killer?

Put the tech in a phone with a vertical stand and an angled Projector onto the desk and instant fondleslab.

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FCC ponders: When is it OK to switch off networks?

Gordon 10

Not sure the UK summary is correct

To the best of my knowledge the Govt can ask the networks to switch alKulk(?) mode which prioritises specific sims across any network and ask the networks to close to normal punters for the duration of an emergency. Basically only people in possession of these sims can then make calls.

Typical people in possession of them are emergency series and armed forces and more prosaically members of the telcos DR/BC teams.

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Intel runs three Ivy Bridge fabs ragged for April blast off

Gordon 10
WTF?

Errrr

And where is all this Ultrabook deman going to come from pray tell?

No sign of it yet.

I for one welcome our Jan 2013 heavily discounted ultrabook minions.

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SeaMicro acquisition: A game-changer for AMD

Gordon 10
FAIL

AMD will fusck it up

As above. Time and again AMD have failed to leverage the industry trends to get a jump on Chipzilla and others or even come out with a credible alternative until the mass market has already arrived.

To whit :

Centrino

Core

Atom

Cuda/Fermi

Arm (Tegra etc)

Missing many of these is no shame. Missing all of them - especially when they have in house knowledge is uttter, utter incompetence (in house knowledge = GPU's, SoC's etc)

Im a big AMD fan but it looks to me like they will continue to struggle for relevance in the Tween years of the decade.

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China aims its most powerful rocket ever AT THE MOON

Gordon 10
FAIL

Re: Thank goodness the bankrupt UK

Liar. You utter muppet.

Show me the site that says we give any international aid to china. Its certainly not listed on the Department For International Developments Projects Site

http://projects.dfid.gov.uk/

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Europe is a happy hunting ground for TiVo

Gordon 10

Now if only

There was a TiVo box for freesat and freeview.

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BBC iPlayer boss: smart TVs not sufficiently simple

Gordon 10

You mean like media centre which has been built into most versions of windows since vista?

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Gordon 10

Re: If it doesn't pass the Mrs Miggins test it's a fail

Most tv's support smart switching on hdmi - it's the other kit that doesn't.

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Gordon 10

Re: The hypocrisy is irrelevant

@ru

Well duh! It's relevant because he's probably using iplayer on a smart tv or stb or console - therefore the ui requirements are the same.

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Samsung worker confirms April launch for Galaxy S III

Gordon 10

My iPhone has

4 cors

But only when I find a really good porn site

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Ten... gaming mice

Gordon 10

But why

Are most of them so fugly and un-ergonomic? Swear I have RSI just from looking at them.

Am I the only one who appreciates function over pointless styling?

Honestly it looks like decided that the rodents only function was to match an Alienware box or laptop.

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Metro breakdown! Windows 8 UI is little gain for lots of pain

Gordon 10

Urg

I assumed there would be completely separate shells, with maybe a shared bit of common design language where the metro ui is also useful for the desktop and something like an uber-CSS that reskins and changes the ui of shared touch enabled apps like office.

This sounds like a frankinsteins monster.

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Windows 8: Sugar coating on Microsoft's hard-to-swallow tablet

Gordon 10
FAIL

Re: They did…

They didnt flop. MS neglected them, then in the case of Win Mob were criminally slow in updating it with touch, so threw the baby out with the bath water.

CE is in all sorts of things to this day.

WinMob was as good as non-touch symbian.

Unfortuntely M$ have a distressing tendency to re-invent the wheel every few years - especially in the in the non-core windows space and make everyone including themselves have to re-code everything.

If MS actually stuck with a single set of paradigms for a decent span they would save everyone effort.

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UK will share passenger data with US in Euro deal

Gordon 10
Stop

US Master Plan

1. Agree to what ever is needed to get data.

2. Get Data.

3. Bwahahahahaha.

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ISP Be admits crippling iPlayer demand burst its pipes

Gordon 10

Re: Re: Throttling

BE are probably the second best ISP I have used.

No iPlayer issues here but a quit a few DNS and router issues using the bebox.

Eclipse were better but not worth the Price and caps in comparison.

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Fat margins squeeze Apple against Android

Gordon 10

@jean-luc

I tend to agree but would note that Aplle have a better record of "innovations" that customers seem to want. Even when that innovation has more than a little whiff of emperors new clothes about it. *cough* FaceTime *cough*

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Gordon 10

Hurray!

Normal Matt Asay service is resumed. I was getting worried he's abnormally rational of late.

What Matt seems to have missed is that Apple like some of the other premium brands doesn't give a shit for market share never has done never will do - at least not at the expense of price.

None of Matts pontificating changes the acknowledged facts even a child knows - until the next disruptive entrant or product enters Apple will own the High End and Android the low end. As always Apple will hover up money like a Banker with a bag of charlie on a hookers tits, whilst the android crowd will be fishing in bins for butts to make a roll up (in cash terms).

/cluestickupsidethehead

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Qualcomm poised to zap wireless charging rival into dust

Gordon 10

Re: 45mm = killer app?

Indeed - thats a laughable advantage - about the length of an index finger. I bet the power transfer drops off over that distance as well.

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Hacking scandal: James Murdoch quits UK newspaper biz

Gordon 10

Hang on sec

I see a contradiction here.

1. If he is a working exec of all those companies then there is no way in hell he could have detailed knowledge of the shop floor of each of them.

2. If 1 is true - then no need to move.

Therefore either he had a handson role at NI and is probably guilty of something or he was not handson and not guilty.

Since he moved - he must have been handson and guilty.

Which ever way you cut it he is guilty.

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Apple's German win was really our victory, honest, says Motorola

Gordon 10

Reasonable royalty rate

<< than 2.5% I'm willing to bet.

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Asus outs 1920 x 1280 Android ICS tablet

Gordon 10

Re: Re: Can you actually read anything on it?

Lol.

A smart tv like device with a bloody long hdmi cable attached. Concept fail. It baffles me how many manufacturers waste time with a hdmi connection on a table. I'll bet the vast majority go unused.

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Gordon 10

Re: Re: Specs

Or knee jerk trolls eh Barry?

Truth hurts - especially if you are as blinkered as BSP.

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Facebook denies poaching your text messages on Android

Gordon 10

Then they should pressure google to fix whatever design flaw that stops the apps from requesting changed permissions on update.

What they should do is request permissions they don't need at the moment.

Seems like an android weakness tbh.

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Huawei pitches 'first ever' 10in quad-core tablet

Gordon 10

Re: First ever?

I wonder if they have lost .1 of an inch somewhere? Especially given the different resolution.

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Mutant heroes to rescue Ultrabooks from price trap

Gordon 10

Re: Hybrid flash makes sense anyway

Err the average memory on a new windows laptop is 3-4gb add in a bit more for stuff in the swap file and that's your cache blown.

Probably the reason seagate went for 8Gb.

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Gordon 10

Re: Re: "Storage is thought to represent 10 to 15 per cent of an Ultrabook's cost."

Really? Care to advise us what your notebook is?

I'm guessing it's something fairly bog standard.

Just bear in mind you were never the customer an ultrabook was looking for. Whether those customers actually exist at at all is another matter of course....

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Boffins build blood-swimming medical microbot

Gordon 10

Re: So 26 years from proposal to build.

To be fair until the noggins come up with a more effecient way of building at the atomic level than with electron microscope then true nanotechnology remains pretty far away mores the pity

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Death to Office or to Windows - choose wisely, Microsoft

Gordon 10

Re: Re: huh?

Ditto the iPad in work comment. Half the management have their personal iPads in use for work, the company is currently trialling Good on them.

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Google Goggle glasses ARE WATCHING YOU

Gordon 10

Re: Benefit to Humanity

Rubbish.

All that porn must have benefited someone.

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Mozilla's app Marketplace tempts HTML5 worshippers

Gordon 10

Re: But, Would you...

Why would you?

The kindle cloud reader is a html5 app that has an offline mode.

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Apple chief thinks about his MOUNTAIN OF CASH a lot

Gordon 10

Re: Hows about

Muppet.

The money most certainly does not belong to the shareholders.

Do you know anything about shareholding whatsoever?

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