* Posts by Gordon 10

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Empire

Now let's hope that the publishers of Empire follow suit quickly. Would happily go digital only if I could convert my sub

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The Sandy Bridge Hackintosh

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Certain

There are working snow leopard VM's for both vmware and virtual box.

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Vote now for the best sci-fi film never made

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But gap cycle would make a far better film imho

As above

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Coz it's inferior to altered carbon

Good book but see above

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Cops raid man whose Wi-Fi was used to download child porn

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I had same thought.

Are fon hotspots logged?

Who is liable if pron is d/l'd on a router hosting one.

Will BT help defend you if the rozzers come a callin'. (I doubt it very much)

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Intel CEO: 'We're porting Android 3.0 for tablets this year'

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Correct me if I'm wrong

But didnt intel sell their Arm division a few years back? Sure that ranks as one of their most spectacular errors? Maybe even worse than getting complacent around the P4 vs opteron a few years back.

Why are the completely incapable of accepting non-x86 CPUs? No itanic doesn't count.

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360 Browser

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Try atomic web

Works well for me. Similar feature set and multitouch commands - shake for full screen mode works well on iPhone. Only complaint is ad block filters are a little too aggressive.

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Reviewers slam BlackBerry PlayBook software

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WTF?

Facepalm

That is all. Nuff Said.

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So, what's the best sci-fi film never made?

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Nerd mode on

Actually in the original BBC version there was a novella included. So it counts! Quite good from memory took

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Both

++1 to both

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Android, Steve Jobs, and Apple's '90%' tablet share

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Finally some sense

Both you and bulldog below make the most important point.

iOS vs Android is irrelevant. It essentially means nothing. Its just counting coup for geeks and the IT press.

The only way to keep score (and lets face it thats all we are doing) is via the profits made by the companies involved in the devices.

Show me anyone coming near the money Apple and Google are making out of Smartphone/Tablets and other similar hardware and only then this point becomes relevant. Wake me up when that happens. I cant see it being anything but a 2 horse race for years. And the funny thing is the business models are so different that mostly they can happpily co-exist.

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Google hits 'prove we killed no Afghans' – Assange™

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Stop

Hang on a sec

None of the items you list have come exclusively from Wikileaks afaik which takes most of the wind out of your sails. Wikileaks is not the be all and end all of whistle blowing and investigative journalism thank god so to suggest it is is somewhat disengeuous. You can approve of the concept without either approving of Wikileaks or Asshats current actions.

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DARPA wants secure Droids, iPads, iPhones

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Seconded

My former employer - a large paranoid bank was just rolling out Good as a home working option on iOS devices. Don't know how capable good is personally but from that I presume its pretty ok

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Google's patents bid may prompt showdown with Microsoft

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Par for the course

For a Wireless Watch piece then. This is meant to be a loss leader for a Rethink research subscription? These articles are not a compelling argument are they?

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Pandora's mobile app transmits 'mass quantities' of user data

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Rtfa

Read the article. It said geolocated ip. It doesn't need a gps to roughly determine location by ip.

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Antarctic meteorite yields exotic new mineral

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Clungeite

As above

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Facebook Data Center: If it won't run ARM, what will it run?

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To correct myself

I meant a huge waste of silicon with a gpu per die.

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Don't get sandy bridge

Why sandy bridge for high density servers?

Taken across a data centre isn't it a massive waste of silicon for a per die that will probably never be used?

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Russia, NASA to hold talks on nuclear-powered spacecraft

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FAIL

Engineering fail

Tell me oh wise engineer why the difference between sunside and darkside of the satellite not enough? Afaik that's a huge differential.

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Judge hits police with massive bill over false Operation Ore charges

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Unhappy

Damage limitation

The possibility also exists that it was fought purely to limit the damages. 20k may actually be low and the police secretly happy with it.

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Stop

Dont Blame the US

It relieves our own home grown morons of the culpability they deserve.

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Operation Ore was based on flawed evidence from the start

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Interesting

That mine was posted long enough to get a reply then deleted. They must have reviewed it twice.

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Disagree

Regardless of whether it's too many innocents getting punished or too many guilty (in fact, not necessarily in law) going unpunished both are signs of the justice system not working properly.

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Google 'clamps down' on world of Android partners

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Assuming you are right

Which A. You probably arent.

And B. You are not a trolling fanboi.

Then HTC are a much more sensible acquisition target. HTC will be a name brand for the Growing Asian markets well in excess of the shot bolt that are Moto

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Australia, give up your fixed broadband!

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Maybe you should read the article again

Then you might feel a tad silly.

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Tesla Motors sues BBC for defamation

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Nasty side to some posts

So Clarkson and the team get huge salaries for acting like twats? It's hardly a crime and given the amount of cash TG rakes in for the BBC fair play to them. With it's export sales TG is a net earner and would be if they were paid much more.

Dis them for staging the Tesla incidents but leave the pay moans out of it - it reeks of jealousy. Lets face it - if someone offered us millions to act like twats we would take it. God knows we come across enough people who act that way in the day job :)

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Carrier-sold iPad 2 Sim locks snag unwary buyers

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Well Duh

In other news the sky is blue and the sun will set. Most networks still lock the iPhone why would the 3G iPad be any different.

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Nokia deal to 'rocket Windows Phone 7 past iPhone'

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Dumb

Since when is throwing away the core component ie the phone/wwan data part a good idea? - you are alienating a massive potential user base. This only works if you define a new Market - ie Tabs

However it does not address the problem of building a better phone.

You are confusing 2 separate products and arguments.

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Firefox 4 for Android shuns ARMv6 phones

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How much memory!

512mb! A piece of bloatware even MS would be ashamed of.

What did they do - take the desktop version and bundle it with an ARM x86 emulator?

Epic fail.

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Apple limits Design Awards to App Store residents

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Missing the point

Apple are very clever. 99% of their dicking around has no impact on 99% of their customers. Its the other members if it's ecosystem that Apple treat like crap. Very few customers give a damn about the walled garden as they are happy with their fart apps etc.

The only possible exception is the 30% subscription fiasco where if the various suppliers impacted start a marketing campaign telling their subscribers why they cannot have their product 30% cheaper. However I cannot see this happening - they don't have the bottle for a protracted fight with Apple with the attendant exclusion from the App store. In the long run Apple may price themselves out of the Market bur I would expect them to drop the % if any competition or resistance appears.

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Intel gets spanking new SSD

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Equivalent x-18m?

Will there be a 1.8" version?

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Steve Jobs screws my wife (out of $944)

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Maybe because

He has a sense of humour - unlike yourself.

If this annoyed you so much why did you read to the end and bother to post about it?

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Apple iPad 2

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If Apple have copied Intels tick-tock

It's competitors are in trouble.

Apple release a 'good enough' v 2.0. (Tock)

Then maybe a Tick iPad 3 with retina display.

Sadly my attempt to buy an ipad2 failed due to the time it took me to enter a fist full of vouchers on John Lewis.com. All sold out within 15 mins.

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iPhone 4 SURVIVES plunge from plane

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Are you sure?

I'm 99% certain that I successfully tested find my iPhone on my 3GS as soon as I subscribed to MobileMe.

Can't retest it as I have just upgraded.

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RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet release slips

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Same price

As cheapest iPad.

Agree it should be cheaper will be interesting to see a review.

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Radioactive Tokyo tapwater HARMS BABIES ... if drunk for a year

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Putting that in perspective

Assuming there was a once off event that deposited he iodine it will be within the safe limit in 16 days and almost gone in 72 days. Even if a bab drank the water every day it's average exposure over a year would be well under 100 bequerels.

Table For those interested :

Bequerels. Days

210. 8

105. 16

63. 24

32. 32

16. 40

8.   48

4.   56

2.   64

1.   72

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Steve Jobs must face the music in court

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Persona's

Don't mistake Job's perceived public persona with his private or professional one.

I'm no fan but he has swam with and eaten much bigger sharks than Reals lawyers for most of his career. He's arguably a CEO at the top of his game.

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Samsung intros 'skinnier than iPad 2' tablets

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2 models?

Seems dangerously confusing for the public to have an 8.9 and a 10.1 tab.

Good on them on pricing thought - although as others have said I would expect it to match the US conversion.

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BA jihadist relied on Jesus-era encryption

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Don't bet on it

Using any book as a otp is daft.

I would assume that the TLA agencies have a database of every published word.

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UK iPad 2 to cost under £400

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Sad to agree but yes.

Its a testament to Apple that they have managed to get and keep the iPad pricing and presumably the manufacturing costs so low.

So far none of the other CE brands have even been close to price competitive. This spells big trouble for them with the bulk of the tablet Market likely to be split between "no name but good enough" value brands like Advent and Archos for Android tabs and the Apple halo effect that's pricey but has enough of a cache to make it worthwhile.

If I were the Moto, Samsung, RIM or HP Tablet bosses I would be cacking myself.

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Amazon is best hope of a viable alternative to iPad

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Linky to this story would be good

as above

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Not a dogs chance

A different paper format is not going to stop the Kindle. Its a solution for a problem that doesnt exist.

I spent almost every day for 4 years reading paperbacks and hardbacks on the tube with no issues.

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FAIL

Thats an unrealistic statement.

Moto went to Android specifically to avoid the scenario you described. Forking and maintaining a diverging codebase is a zero sum game. They may as well have started with their own OS.

Im willing to bet even modified UI Android punters like HTC, Samsung and SE rarely if ever touch the core code.

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In UK - really?

Xoom is available for delivery from PCworld.co.uk "for delivery first week april". Ipad 2 is currently listed for pre-order from the Apple store on this Friday (25th)

I'd bet the price of a Xoom that if I pre-order both on Friday the Ipad will arrive first.

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Worst of both worlds

Since Amazon have specialised in fucking Publishers and Content owners over for years before the App Store was a twinkle in Apples eye the prospect of an Amopple duopoly should fill no-one with joy.

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AT&T ends illicit handset tethering

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speaking from the UK

Ouch!

And I thought our telco's were dirty thieving scumbags.

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Fukushima one week on: Situation 'stable', says IAEA

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Not a threat level

That value indicates the severity of the incident. If you had researched it at all you would know it's an indication of a number of factors including spread of radiation. Equating this to the same value as TMI is actually fairly re-assuring as the article quotes there was no release of radiation into the extern environment at TMI.

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Bravo

Well done Lewis! If there was any justice in the world The Reg should get an award for this coverage.

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Fukushima on Thursday: Prospects starting to look good

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Point proved

Nice of you to re-inforce Lewis' point although I suspect that wasn't the intent.

From that list we currently have 1 worker with confirmed radiation exposure and even that is 1/10 of what's considered dangerous.

The rest of the casualties are the same as probably hundreds of rescue workers in Japan - injuries and deaths from quake/tsunami wreckage and stress.

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