* Posts by Gordon 10

2872 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

Google Books spanked by Amazon Kindle

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Stanza

Why no mention? Its the best ebook app I have used. Multiple libraries including paid ones like Baen's and works beautifly.

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ASSANGE GRANTED BAIL

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Grenade

Flight Risk - me arse

How can anyone consider him a flight risk - it would be professional and reputational suicide and probably massively damage Wikileaks.

By running it would effectly allow opponents and critics of Wikileaks to take the high ground.

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South Korea delivers stern warning to...Facebook

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Badgers

Its shorthand

Blah blah blah

Sincerely, Your Retarded Idiot.

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Novell muddles through fiscal Q4

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WTF?

Money mountain

good lord. So why havent they attemtped to use their money pile more effectively?

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NASA to make MAJOR ALIENS REVELATION this week

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Alien

MAXOS

Charlie Stross was right!

<that is all>

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Rethinking the iPhone

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WTF?

Errrr

Thank god for UK tesco mobile contracts - sim only at £10 a month. Covers all my iphone call, text and data needs

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Shut up, Spock! How Battlestar Galactica beat Trek babble

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Pegasus

They had a double complement of Vipers and Raptors from the pegasus.

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Aready there

Its already in our bloodstream if you are breathing air - the reason it becomes and issues is that low pressure allows it to bubble out of our blood. Therefore you get the bend both when ascending too fast from a dive or being exposed to a vacuum.

That is of course assuming that the person has been breathing standard air on BSG and not some strange mix like Tri-Mix

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British bank cuts 4,500 IT jobs

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Actually he's a genius (accidental?)

Narked off at Lloyds? Move to Halifax where if the account terms are better then each individual account obviously makes less money for the group.

If everyone did it Lloyds profits would plummet.

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McCanns join CEOP quango row

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CEOP not qualified to run their own affairs

The mere fact that CEOP are choosing to manage whats effectively a re-org among public service bodies via Press releases in the Public domain pretty much says everything you need to know.

CEOP should not become the mouthpiece for any one of their Management team - frankly thats Gambles attention-whore-ism spreading endemically throughout their Org.

They need to be stamped on hard and reminded that they implement policies based on Stragegic direction from our elected representatives via Government.

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Voice of America chap ejaculates over Paris Hilton

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Precisely

Kudos for using both Front Bottom and Grumble flick in the same article. 2 Sets of words guaranteed to amuse the 14 yr child in me.

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Three picks up the Tab

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WTF?

15gb seriously?

unless anyone uses the thing as a fixed broadband replacement how could you possibly get near to this?

Fact is 1GB is more than enough for most mobile users.

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HP sues Hurd to keep secrets from Ellison

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Non-Compete Clause

Chance are its not the NDA thats at issue - its almost certain that his contract prohibited working for a competitor for several months....

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Retailers price up Samsung 7in Android tablet

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FAIL

Are Samsung on Drugs?

iPad killer more expensive than real thing. are they insane?

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Drummers: Looking for a throbbing BumChum?

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IT Angle

But why?

Will some drummer explain why?

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Dell throws in 3PAR towel

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Victory for Dell?

Havent they just suceeeded in forcing HP to overbid massively whilst leaving themselves the chance to bid for another cloud storage company of which there are several.

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Samsung specs up 7in Android tablet

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Capacitive or Resistive?

that and price is is most important to me.

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D-Link DHP-306AV powerline Ethernet adaptor

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solwise

Both my blue (non passthru) and white ones (passthru) get warm, the blue ones have been runing for 3 years constantly the white for 2 years constantly. Had a failure after one day on the blue ones which was replaced almost instantly and has worked perfectly ever since.

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More Bull grunt for Blighty's atom-bomb factory

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Boffin

A little from column A...

....a little from Column B.

Wonder how much of the 20Bn from the currently unfunded Trident replacement AWE has just spent?

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Lane Fox launches review of Directgov

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MLF = Attention Whore

EOM.

On a side note the closeness of her initials to MiLF disturbs me.

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New US swarmsats will scatter to avoid space-war strikes

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Missed a sentence in the article

If you read the inmarsat sentence again. The implication is that it will take a relay feed from another satellite, enough relays and anything is LOS.

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Electric mass-driver catapults to beat Royal Navy cuts?

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Boffin

Times two

2 contra rotating flywheels should cancel out most effects, although I do remember something about precesssion and other forces acting at an angle to the main spin from my long ago school days.

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iPhone 4 on Pay as You Go: UK networks compared

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Joke

Sign me up

I would like to known when my Longship would arrive, and when I get to rape and pillage the peasants

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Facebook bug spills name and pic for all 500 million users

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FAIL

50p and a bag of marbles.

as would we all. Bottom line its worth about its current revenue streams and nothing else.

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Zeus botnet raid on UK bank accounts under the spotlight

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Unhappy

Natwest

Have some weird security package that I have been ignoring.

Wish they would name the bank in question - by co-incidence Im almost exactly £800 overdrawn.

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UK set for eBook pricing showdown

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Damn you!

I actually thought A Dance With Dragons might actually have been published for a sec.

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UK ICT classes killing kids' interest in tech

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Maybe stop calling it ICT?

And call it IT like everyone outside of Govt and Education does.

El Reg - Biting the Hand that feeds ICT.....

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Ballmer and Softies sacrifice sleep to catch iPad

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FAIL

Head up his arse

The CEO equivalent of putting his fingers in his ears and going lalalalalalala

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Police force more suspects to give up crypto keys

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Colour you a hysteric

They need 17 notices to improve conviction rates? Name *any* crime (by regional force remember) where 17 conviction will not be a drop in the ocean.

Never let the facts get in the way of a hysterical rant eh? Your sentiments may be bang on - how about thinking of a less extreme way of presenting them - otherwise you are as bad as them.

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Broadband advertising speed gap widens

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Indeedy

And dont get me started on Unlimited deals with "Fair usage" smallprint.

All this survey goes is prove OFCOM would rather spend time talking about a problem rather than fixing it.

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iPhone thief nabbed by GPS, cops say

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Jobs Halo

Mobileme

Especially since MobileME already has this function

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Bubble-baron Bigelow bags Boeing boosters

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Health and Safety waiver

How many pilots died whilst developing air travel?

How many sailors died whilst navigation and stable ship designs were developed.

Isnt all this health and safety rubbish putting the cart before the horse? Get the orbitals being used with working business models and then worry about safety.

Isnt this why most Nasa people are ex-military? Isnt space exploration *meant* to be dangerous.

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Underground tunnel complexes FOUND ON MOON

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Welcome

Not News

Isnt this where the Clangers and Soup Dragon have been living for decades?

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Apple to shrink MacBook Air

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ahhh but.

I have a 11.1" Sony vaio TT. Conciously bought instead of a Netbook. It was daftly priced too. Didnt stop me.

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Fingers crossed

The lack of a small screen Apple notebook has been the only thing stopping me from purchasing one.

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Kingston SSDNow V+ 512GB solid-state drive

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160Gb enough for my lappy

Although I must confess it is 160Gb of 2x80gb Raid 0 SSD's :) The rarer 1.8" variety.

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Oracle bricks up BI customers

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OBIEE & EPM Integration

Im specifically talking about the integration of the OBIEE components with the EPM (maily ex Hyperion) components such as Essbase.

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Easy to sit and pontificate

When they buy products that are near the top of the game performance and feature wise Vendor lock in is just a minor quibble in the scheme of things.

Have you ever been involved in enterprise software purchasing or are you just a FOSSboi?

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Pressure mounts on Apple to recall iPhone 4

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Put it in context - Forget the hype

The fact remains most people are happy with the Iphone 4. At this point a probably half would be purchasers are already aware of the issues and still buying.

I thing suggestions of a recall are insane. It just not that damaging to their rep. Fact is outside of the learned IT press such as el Reg Apple have a big enough consumer halo to avoid taking too much damage.

Apple could get major Kudos by shipping the bumper free - it would make the issue go away for all but the most vocal minority.

We need to put this in context with other smartphone releases :

Nokia N9x series - generally dire on first release.

Other Symbian - UI touchscreen/stylus general FAIL

Blackberry Storm - clicky screen fiasco and poor performance

MS - WinMo general FAIL., Danger/Kin fail

Android - Nexus FAIL., that Jimmy Hill chin

There are dozens of other examples. You cannot compare this current Apple issue to say MS or Moto's fails. Its a blip. Keep Calm and carry on......

All the major players have had significant smartphone problems - why should be be surprised Apple is no exception?

Not an Apple fanboi, just able to take the long view.

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Telco sets honey pot for nuisance marketers

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I'd pay for this service

Especially if the charged me for each minute of telemarketer

time wasted

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Ofcom: Mobe numbers to be ported within a working day

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About time too

This has been the case in Ireland for years. It baffles me why Ofcom took so long to force this in.

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Two infosec blunders that betrayed the Russian spy ring

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Alien

Le Carré? More likely Stross

This is all a decoy by the Black Chamber and the Thirteenth Directorate, to keep us distracted as CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN is imminent. 8E

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Dutch send submarine to fight Somali pirates

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Coat

Q Ships

Mines the one with the false superstructure in the pocket

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Nintendo shows off 3D DS

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So why dont the TV manufacturers get a clue?

And use a 3d system where you dont need stupid glasses?

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Apple revamps Mac Mini as skinny HDMI box

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FAIL

Nice estimating skills

you mean sim-free from apple, Sim only / PAYG tariff & covered under your house insurance.

Yea - thats 2k of anyone's money. Muppet.

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Mystery startup uncloaks 512-core server

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Waaaahh wahh

The intel anti-fanboi speaks. Think you missed the point of the article. ITs not that it used Atom its that it ties lots of cheap processors together in a clever dense package.

When you stop being a whinetard about x86 dominance of a huge part of the general computing space maybe your opinion will count for somthing but I wont hold my breath.

Until them try hitting yourself with a cluestick - the rest of us would help but we have better things to do.

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Hacker charged with threatening US VP using neighbour's PC

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throw the book at im

thumbs down in the roman sense. Sounds like a nasty little tosser. Being a computer "professional" he wont be able to deny understanding the consequences of what he did.

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Microsoft rejects porn, iPad protesters fake it

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Correction

The correct analogy would be its like sony not allowing you to watch porn via an on demand service (like some of their tellys or the pana blueray/Freesat boxes). But still allowing you to put in porn BR's.

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Can't find a smartbook to buy? Blame Adobe

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Bit Weak Excuse

So Flash is delaying Arm Netbooks? Cobblers! Sounds like a cheap excuse to me. Wonder what the real reason is.

Millions surf daily on Iphones with no bother.

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HP eyes webOS iPad rival

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Track Record II

I'd also worry about their track record with converting themselves from a leading supplier of PDA's to completely incapable of producing a good smart phone. They flushed the ipaq brand down the loo - watch palm follow.

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