* Posts by Gordon 10

2872 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

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

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Reasonable royalty rate

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

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Asus outs 1920 x 1280 Android ICS tablet

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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Re: Benefit to Humanity

Rubbish.

All that porn must have benefited someone.

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Mozilla's app Marketplace tempts HTML5 worshippers

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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

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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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Re: It's almost enough money

Fire up the sonic cannon and crash the Rave War tank into the next Turner Prize awards.

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Obama pushes 'bill of rights' for punters' privates

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Hey Obama

What about a 'bill of rights' against warrant less wiretapping?

Oh I forgot there is one - and you helped shat all over it.

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UK.gov vows to purify TV with £180m from mobile networks

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Re: Suddenly...

Newsflash Commentard

Basic Freesat boxes start from £40 - thats barely more than a monthly sky subscription if you want anything decent.

Even the Freesat HD PVR's amount to ~ 1 years sky subscription.

Therefore its not money stopping you - its knowledge and/or lazyness.

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RIP: Peak Oil - we won't be running out any time soon

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Not Dead - merely sleeping

I for one am glad this is the nail in the coffin of PO as a global apolocolpse.

However if we contrain the "vector" as Andrew puts in - we should still be aware that naturally occurring supplies of Oil and Gas will run out and that there is still an onus on Humanity to come up with synthetic replacements, and alternative energy sources. (Note not necessarily alternative in the Green sense)

We still need a Step change in Power Generation, and Im willing to bet that many of the synthetic alternatives to Gas and Oil (for example as plastics rather than fuel) will require significantly greater energy inputs than extraction of the naturally occuring stuff.

In short grounds for optimism but lets not get too cocky too soon. As a species we must always trust that our ingeniuity will win the day - and beware the doomsayers that spread enough FUD to make us doubt the effort.

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NASA sniffs little black hole's 20-million-MPH wind

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Re: Re: Anal fixation

There's been a definate increase of the fnarr factor of el regs headlines and subheadlines of late.

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India seeks new supplier for $35 Android tablet

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Re: DfID

Afaik the Indians have already stated that tgey do r want our cash.

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Global DNS takedown plotters disowned by Anonymous

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Re: Cyberattack could cause power outages

Since the NSA probably had a hand in Stuxnet isn't this a case of pot and kettle?

Ahhh I see it's ok to do it to others but not to be done unto.

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Smut site lifts skirt on user credentials

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I am the only one?

Who wants to google the list to see how many of my friends I can blackmail?

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Harvard boffins cause buzz with robot bee

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Better watch out

We all know what happened last time someone colonised America.

I for one ... Microbee overlords etcetera

Etc.

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Lantronix xPrintServer

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Re: But ...

AirPrint.

iOS doesn't talk a standard protocol. (although I'm willing to bet its something fairly close just with an apple specific header or encoding.

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Fujitsu flaunts Tegra 3 for future phones

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Re: Re: Whaaa?

Oh really?

I think you'll find the actual purchases who give a damn about that are <1%

In other words although it matters to you it counts diddly squat for their sales.

Sorry dude you're just not that important.

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Megaupload honcho sprung from slammer (for now)

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Mushroom

Re: Optional

Of course its true - how dare we doubt our lords and masters.

Now if only a mechanism existed that allowed free rein of thoughts and ideas across legislative boundaries - they would almost have to legislate it out of existence.

Oh wait a minute........

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Ubuntu for Android: Penguins peck at Nokia's core problem

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Re: Re: obsolete single-core

That doesnt address the main point both Elop and others are making us this core race is being driven not by any user need but by a poorly crafted bloated OS. It's patently obvious that out of the 4 main smartphone OSes Android is by far the most demanding on the hardware.

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Climate models need revising: Droughts, heat waves not such a big deal

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Nice post

However I'm not sure the scientific method ever has been or ever will be applicable to these 'fear memes' indeed that maybe one of their defining characteristics.

I think it's clear to almost everyone that the science is almost totally seperate to the debate. Whether we want it to be or not.

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Apple antagonist Proview unveils its own iPad

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Re: Must absolutely everything in the world involve Apple?

You do realise you don't have to read it all - let alone take the time to commentard it?

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Re: Re: Joke Alert

No wonder they are bankrupt - 30m pissed up the wall gives a massively unsustainable price per unit for the volume sold in the Chinese market - very few people there could spend anything like $1500 on a pc. Therefore it must have been priced *much* lower and didn't sell anywhere near the volume needed to break even.

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Cheeky fusckers

So rip off iMac - check.

Play shell game with copyright rights - check

Piss money up wall - check.

Start legal action based on shell game - check.

What a bunch of shysters Proview are/were.

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Sky flaunts F1 app with split-screen functions

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Re: Don't get it

You've obviously not heard of the 80/20 rule then have you?

For phones you may have a point for fondleslabs see 80/20 rule.

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Re: Snatched?

Indeed.

Dont blame Sky for some muppet at the bbc's stupidity.

There are many reasons to hate sky - no new ones need inventing.

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Ten... digital adult toys

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Re: Have to say...

Clits not mentioned once /pedant

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CloudOn brings Office to UK iPad users

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Errrrr

Arent there already dozens if office suites for the iPad that can read and write office files. What makes this one so special?

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Google swings new mobile unlock patent punch at Apple

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Rule 34.6 - there's a Dilbert for it.

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You gotta fight for your right ... to net neutrality

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Re: Shareholders should hold the power

Wrong!

Institutional shareholders who refuse to take any actions with their shareholding hold the power and are primarily responsible for not curbing the comp commitees.

Presumably as they are also ran by highly compensated individuals who have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.

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500 Brit techies at risk over NHS IT fiasco

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Re: Consultation period

2 words - Garden Leave :)

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Child abuse files stolen from council worker in PUB - £100k fine

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@ac 1224

Never attribute to conspiracy what can be put down to stupidity.

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Mozilla throws 'freedom' at Microsoft, Google, Apple tanks

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Don't be so sure

Aol and others failed because the wall was obvious and their selection was much worse by comparison. Both the Android and iOS stores are already more mature, and more importantly so is the audience. Until something game changing comes along I expect the walled gardens to stay.

In fact walled gardens on the net have existed far longer than the free Internet.

Just because there is freedom on the web doesn't make it intrinsically superior to the walled gardens - as long as both meet users evolving needs.

Don't assume the free web will win just because you feel it should. The average user doesn't give a toss so long as their needs are met. The Internet just follows the same rules area the rest of our social institutions 5% lead and as long as they are content 95% follow.

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Shakira attacked by sea lion who mistook BlackBerry for a 'fish'

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Seals or sea lions

There is a difference.

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Apple's secret outsource: 'Even more software to be made in India'

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Stop

If you had actually bothered to read the comments you would have seen its to do with the general quality of the big India outsourcing shops - not Indians in general.

Now most people with any experience of them would agree that's self evident - only those currently work for them would disagree IMHO.

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LG DM2350D 23in passive 3D monitor and TV combo

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Struggling

Hang on a sec can't most monitors do 3d with the right graphics card and drivers - at least for games?

Doesn't the fact that this set compromises that ability with a lousy refresh and has crap tuner mean you would be better off with a good monitor and a pc tv tuner?

Seems a bit pointless.

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HP hands in-house Android code to TouchPad tablet hackers

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Kudos to HP

Normally this kinda stuff gets deleted and never admitted to.

Hopefully it will be some use to those looking to polish CM and others.

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Halliburton latest biz to dump BlackBerry for iPhone

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Google Good. PIM apps running inside an encrypted container.

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They will be the good app calling the good server calling exchange.

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Yahoo! chairman! falls! on! his! sword!

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Bubbles

Farcebook is riding an inflating bubble.

Yahoo is covered in the gunge of the previous bubble.

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Translation

We're finally admitting that Yahoo is doomed and activating our golden parachute clauses whilst our share options are still useful for something more than toilet paper

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Revealed: Apple's plea for fairness in mobile patent war

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Apple have a share.

Not the same as owning specific patents.

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Toshiba 14in USB LCD Mobile Monitor

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FAIL

Cheap Tablet better value

A cheap 10" tablet would provide similar functionality and much more besides, using Airdisplay or the Android equivalent.

Cant see the point.

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Ten... Freesat TV receivers

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Humax and Bush observations

Have 2 Bushes and the Humax HD (non-DVR) box dotted around the house.

Humax

Best image quality.

Really slow cold boot. (We use a remote control plug).

All the IP TV facilities appear as beta's on FoxSat first.

Bush

Best budget buy by a mile.

Almost instant cold boot compared to Humax.

Has a combined Freesat and Non-freesat mode. No fiddling with the settings menu to switch mode.

Downside Fugly but functional UI.

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Stop

Beg to differ

I have 2 bushes (fnarr) and the basic Foxsat HD box.

Both bushes have been as reliable as the Foxsat - no issues with any of them.

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