* Posts by Gordon 10

3107 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

HP: webOS will still run PCs and printers

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In fairness to Carly

Messrs Hurd and Apotheker have shown no hesitation in sticking their knives into HP's twitching corpse.

Those most at fault are those members of the board that have appointed the last 3 CEO's all utter lacking in Vision. Which considering that HP was founded by people with vision is a pretty damning indictment.

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Ultra-cheap HP TouchPads to hit UK at 6pm

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Cheap toy?

Cheap toy for kids, good for in car use.

Play with ubuntu on it

Etc etc etc.

Keeps them off my iPad

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HP chief bows to Jobsian cult

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@ac

Good hardware would have been a start.

Arguably webos has never had the hardware it deserved.

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For all m$ faults

And there are many.

Giving up at the first hurdle like a little school boy is not one of them.

Win mob achieved a small but significant Market share. Winpho can regain it over time.

M$ have far more tenacity than HP have ever shown.

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HP murders webOS tablets, phones

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IBM wannabe

This is all about HP wanting to be IBM and the board being weak and Apothecary or whatever not being up to the job of actually working with what he's got.

And let's face it if they hadn't have turned up to the tablet Market a day late and a dollar short - particularly on the hardware front they coulda been a contender.

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Smartphones rain on Sony PS Vita parade

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Cobblers

1. Irrelevant - lots of movie tie ins on iOS. All consoles are locked down by their manufacturers.

2. Really? The sheer volume of games on mobiles would seem to contradict that statement. Infact there are probably more games on iOS/Android than have ever been released on any Sony or Nintendo handheld barring maybe the gameboy.

3. Meh - your only point with any credibilty - but still feeble. Even then poor controls have not stopped 3D shooters becoming one of the best sellers on the consoles in spite of the inferiority of control pads to Mouse/Keyboard.

I think what you meant to say way there will be always those who want a dedicated portable gaming device however a lot of casual gamers who want to waste 10-15 mins at a time would still find a phone suffices.

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Popular Android modder takes job with Samsung Mobile

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Unhappy

In fairness

I dont see Google doing much on its side to make sure its a two way street.

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I love the smell of paranoia in the morning

The mere fact that fanboi's of every stripe tend to complain of El Reg's bias against their current bete noir suggests that they're actually fairly even handed.

Rock on Reg!

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Profit-disaster CEO at Blue Coat: I'll get my coat

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WTF?

Profits were impacted

By too much Bullshit bingo in their public statements.

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BBC explains 'All your Twitter pics are belong to us' gaffe

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One problem

Don't the T&C's of most of the IP theft aka Web 2.0 crowd mean you to agree to transfer the copyright of anything you type or upload to them.

If anyone could sue the BBC in this case it would be Twitter not the original owner.

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Apple changed shape of Galaxy Tab in court filing

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Errm

Far be it for me to defend apple in this case but I think there is a slight subtlety most are missing here :

This is the Dutch court submission. No where in the story does it say whether Apple submitted this pic to the german court that applied the Eurowide ban.

I tend to view this whole episode as a bit of mischief making on Apples part. It's probably cost them tops a couple of e100,000 in lawyers fees - probably considerably less as I suspect it was fairly minimal junior lawyer work.

Frankly if most companies saw the opportunity to completely throw a competitors distribution chain into chaos that cheaply they would do it. Apple probably pissed themselves laughing when the German Judge enforced the ban.

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Google's Moto move spells iPhone doom

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Predictions

People have been predicting a new apple slump since the IPod came out yet they have successfully launched an entire Eco system off the back of it transferring their halo to two different pieces of hardware.

Good luck with your prediction - I wouldn't put money on it.

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Nice post

With lots of good stuff that I agree with - shame your ranty style makes you come across as an anti-google fanboi - it detracts from the valid points you make about googles attitude to any lP but their own.

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BB

As far a I can see here in the UK most kids and especially girls own blackberries. Not Androids.

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Don't have a problem

Since both are opinion pieces not News I have no problem. Having differing views is what makes life interesting.

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Microsoft loses grip on slippery Mango

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News?

Surely it would be news if a new rom didn't turn up on XDA before release?

Their contributors have been doing this for longer than I can remember. Used them quite often when I had Win Mob phones.

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Android respawn horror: Hacker says hackers' phones hacked

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Aptly named mr moron

The point was being made that although it was the network was being compromised - updates were made to android phones presumably because it supports OTA updates.

Still don't let your insecurities get in the way a good rant eh mr fanboi?

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Grow up, Google: You're threatening IT growth

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They don't think it sucks

Ifs worse than that. They have no belief in any kind of IP protection whether it's patents, copyright or dome other form.

As long as it's not their own IP they will plunder anyone else's they can get away with. And make a profit from it.

Look at google books for another prime example. The fact that many of the works they were copying was conveniently ignored, until they were forced to deal with it.

They act just like spoilt rich brats who think their money let's them do anything - far more so than most other corporates.

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Keep dreaming

Google have been around for 15 years now and have failed to achieve revenue from anything other than their advertising brokerage.

By this evidence they will be long gone before they come up with any "long game".

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HTC sinks $309m into audio tech from Dr Dre

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Paris Hilton

More to the point

Is there any evidence that Beats offers any technology usp other than the use of good quality components?

Afaik most of the the middle to high end differentiators are marketing led. Curious to know if my cynisism is justified.

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Apple blocks sale of Samsung's Android fondleslab across EU

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Have you seen the galaxy review?

If you had bothered to read the review on Reghardware you'll see Samsung have blatantly copied Most of the iPad 2 Including it's limitations such as no sd card slot proprietary connectors and expansion.

Samsung in this instance is a blatant cloner and deserves a slap if only for the failure to innovate as much as the rest of the android crowd.

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Planed obsolescence

Is that when it gets thinner over time until it fades away?

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ISP-operated servers alter search results, researchers claim

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Kudos

For digging out the Spy vs Spy pic.

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BlackBerry blog hacked with riot-related threats

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Wankers

Anon will rue this year. Their attacks on Scientology and on those trying to supress wiki leaks and even some of the lulzsec activities won them a lot of positive press and even grudging respect.

Now they are flushing it down the toilet with crap like this.

Whilst the more informed of us know anon is just a label covering a whole host of activities and people, the general public and the media don't get that. The more shitty behaviour by the likes of teampoison and others the more Anon becomes a target.

When they come for Anon (and they will and are already) - will I speak up? On this evidence - NO let them all burn.

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Reusable e-paper rolled out

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am I the only one

Who thought this might be applicable to bog paper?

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Bankers plot telco bypass for payments

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Possibly

That the telco owns or supplies at least some of the handsets involved?

To take your analogy further it's like the retailer who sells a book of stamps not getting a cut.

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The curse of Google?: Android licensees fail to cash in

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Dare I say it?

Maybe Elop had a point.

Doesn't forgiven the "osbourne effect" way in which it was done. Or confirm that m$ was the right partner, merely that Android could have been a worse bet.

Of course having Apple and Rim up there is a strong argument for forging your own software path.

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First smut site erected on .xxx address

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A fiver!

For the first person to test this domain against their company firewall

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Researchers poke gaping holes in Google Chrome OS

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Probably a naive question

Why aren't these extensions sandboxed from each other?

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Bullfrog Syndicate

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Syndicate wars and magic carpet

Were my 2 favourite bullfrog games. SW for the pedestrians running in terror and magic carpet for the 1st gen top class accelerated graphics. The game that sold a million pentiums (or was it p2's)

I still chuckle when the woosh sound effect from MC turns up on a 90's thriller or TV movie.

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Acoustic trauma: How wind farms make you sick

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Very dubious

It's all too easy for the nimbys to hijack a mild issue and twist it tina reason to stop a local installation.

At the moment I see this as in the same league as the mobile phone mast tin foilers - subject to lots of independent research being done on the issue.

For instance is it really worse than a mildly busy road or even the persistent squabbling of birds in my local wood that regulalrly wakes me up.

Colour me unconvinced.

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Nokia unveils budget Symbian smartie

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Not entirely

You have a point but A lot of people choose their handsets by looking for the revamp of their previous model. Hence manufactures tend to keep or recycle a winning name. Eg I want the newer version of the e72 oh look its the e73. Galaxy S oh look galaxy S II.

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Oh ffs!

So as well as destroying their current Market they want to scatter the remains by ensuring that no consumer can place the new device in relation to the rest.

Well done Nokia, well done. They should just drag you out the to the yard and shoot your decrepit shambling corpse.

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Doom dude says violent games lower aggression

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Atleast

With a paintball gun the met have got a chance of spotting the co2 cylinder before the go all Brazillian Electrician on your ass.

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HTC sues Apple in the UK

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High horses

Before everyone gets on their anti-apple high horses let's all remember that all these tech co's ate as bad as each other when it comes to patent trolling, and at least they are not obvious patent squatters like some.

Let's also not forget that it was HTC who was a gleeful partner of M$ who allegedly helped them rip off most of Sendo's ip when the first iteration of win

Mob came out.

Indeed one could argue that the Sense UI would not exist without some very iffy behaviour on the part of HTC.

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SpaceX set to send supply ship to ISS in November

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Go SpaceX!

Roll on the commercialisation of space.

A necessary evil if we are ever going to allow our species to thrive and survive outside of this beautifully fragile dirtball.

Maybe my kids can be the astronauts I wanted to be.

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Nearly everyone in SOUTH KOREA HACKED IN ONE GO

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I for one

Welcome our new string clad Nork bearing overladies.

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Police arrest alleged LulzSec hacker 'topiary' in Scotland

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The 3 rings of anonymous

Ignoring for a moment their statements about their own nature and judging them by their actions it's clear there are 3 levels of anon.

Level 1 - irc lurking loic downloading cannon fodder.

Level 2 - script kiddies some of whom think they are part of the core. (cleary and probably fake scottish topiary).

Level 3 - the plotters and skilled hackers who can point the cannon fodder and kiddies vaguely in the right direction. Ie the guys who did the recce's and activities for lulzsec, the hb Gary hack and others. Probably includes Swedish topiary and others.

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News leech loses appeal on High Court copyright case

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Bullcrap

Your use is fine its effectively internal use.

These guys were making revenue and presumably a profit for by taking others work and flogging it onwards with absolutely no value add.

As the article says they were pure parasites and I have no sympathy for them.

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Oi, Android, get gaming sorted out NOW

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Sacrilege

Next you'll be telling me not to read the Currant Bun in there.

I'm already lost on a sunday.

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SecurID breach cost RSA $66m

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I'm dumbfounded

By how poorly they have handled this. Assuming replacement tokens are the necessary solution they have had more than enough time to start a mass scale swap out program.

I will lay good odds that the breach included seeds and their current actions are a cynical attempt to make the customer loss a slow trickle until everyone forgets it.

Absolutely shocking I would never trust them again.

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George Lucas defeated by Stormtrooper helmet man

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That's no moon

That's Mr Ainsworth's hairy arse doing a victory dance.

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Interesting

This is very different to a normal industry where generally the results of your intellectual efforts are owned by your employer.

I wonder on what terms he was employed on the films?

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Military chip crypto cracked with power-analysis probe

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Misleading?

This says they have cracked the internal keys used during start up. That's just an internal issue.

Surely this is a far different thing from actually cracking the encrypted comms *between* these chips?

It's equivalent to knowing the encryption key of someone's hard drive but having no way to access it - useful but of no use if you want to see what's happening in a web ssl transaction at any moment in time on that pc.

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4G-auction rural notspot scheme would actually be illegal

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Not convinced

Afaik the telco's have had rollout obligations in the past - O2 had their wrists slapped for not meeting them.

I suspect BT's interpretation is one that is favourable to them rather than one that has been proved in court. As I recall there was a lot of potential bs in BT's submission.

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Damn beat me to it

Although the author is not wrong. He is quoting BT who are wrong.

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Freesat ITV Player out of beta

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Woohoo!

Has been in beta for ages and was fairly flakey with lots of sound sync problems when I tried it earlier in the year. Let's hope they are sorted.

Although to be honest outside of iplayer 4od is the one I really want.

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Mozilla moots open source web OS for mobiles

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What is it with Mozilla?

They have this habit of coming up with an open source version of a good idea years after it has left the station.

First mobile firefox was years too late, now this.

As another poster said why don't they just concentrate on making their core product better?

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ARM scooping in cash but remains cautious

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Peanuts

I find it a constant source of bemusement that inspite of their chips ubiquity Arm barely makes any money from them whilst the arm vendors make billions.

Obviously the light licensing costs have helped Arm get to where it is now, but isn't there an argument to say they are under valuing the potential license fees to be earnt?

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Attack on 'Cyberbullying' critic prompts raid by armed cops

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So these scumbags

Are hassling aftab on the basis of 1 activity years ago that seem to come down to "he said she said".

Well done well done.

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