* Posts by dave 93

302 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009


My MacBook Woe: I got up close and personal with city's snatch'n'dash crooks (aka some bastard stole my laptop)

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Re: That's horrible.

Sadly, the Apple logo doesn’t glow anymore...

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I am shocked!

An El Reg hack uses an Apple MacBook.

Whatever next?

I could throttle you right about now: US Navy to ditch touchscreens after kit blamed for collision

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This has nothing to do with iPads

But you know that anyway, don't you...

Cyber-IOU notes. Voucher hell on wheels. However you want to define Facebook's Libra, the most ridiculous part is its privacy promise

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FaceBucks is the obvious name

isn't it?

Timely Trump tariffs tax tech totally: 25 per cent levy on modems, fiber optics, networking gear, semiconductors…

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Trump has to win an election next year, Xi Jin Pin doesn't...

Trump has started his 2020 campaign tour already, now he has to spin self-inflicted consumer price inflation as a win...

Whose cloud is it anyway? Apple sinks $30m a month into rival Amazon's AWS – report

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Netflix runs on AWS

Apple is the largest 'publicly announced' customer...

You can blame laziness as much as greed for Apple's New Year shock

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The price you pay for performance and privacy

Apple products are more expensive to produce than rivals due to the additional cost of OS development, allowing optimal performance from Apple hardware, and long, up-to-date device life.

The only mobile alternative is Google's Android, and Apple make a point of not using your behavioural data to sell you things, and not providing back-doors to Law enforcement.

The Great British Curry: Put down the takeaway, you're cooking tonight

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Garam Masala Beans

Tin of Baked Beans, dessert spoon of Garam Masala. Thats it...

Don't judge me...

Chuck this on expenses: £2k iPad paints Apple as the premium fondleslab specialist – as planned

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Don't worry about Apple

The new iPad Pro is pretty much sold-out already. You will just have to wait....

Amazon is at this point a money-printing cloud machine with a grocery store in the parking lot

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Re: They’re still the most shit

Netflix runs on AWS

Android Phones are 10: For once, Google won fair and square

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What phone do you use Mr Orlovski?

Methinks Andrew doth protest too much.

Android phones of all calibre are obsoleted through lack of support after a year or two.

Great for selling new phones, but unnecessary and damaging for the ecosystems, real and commercial.

You know all those movies you bought from Apple? Um, well, think different: You didn't

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Apple could put a copy in your iCloud

Apple could put a copy of a purchased movie into your iCloud automatically, if they know they will lose the rights at some future point. Am I missing something?

Buttonless and port-free: Expect the next iPhone to be as smooth as a baby's bum

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No ports makes the iPhone more secure

Worth mentioning that having no hardware I/O has the potential to make the device much more 'tamper proof' which is good for security and bad for tinkerers...

Can't wait for Linux apps on Chrome OS? And you like stability? We'll see you in December, then

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5 second boot time never gets old...

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Old computers that still power up...

...can get a new lease of life if you put ChromeOS on them.

Neverware Cloudready is a revelation for nuking and making old hardware usable...

Might even have enough CPU and storage to make 'Russian doll LinuxOS, in a Linux BrowserOS' viable...

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'command limes' LOL

10Mbps for world+dog, hoots UK.gov, and here is how we're doing it

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Thumb Down

Who needs fiber?

150Mb on 4G network is common, up to 250Mb is possible...

Hip hop-eration: Hopless Franken-beer will bring you hoppiness

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Genetically Modified Yeast...

No way I am going to choose to pay for GM beer over non-GM beer, but I don't live in North America where GM produce is allowed to be sold unlabelled, and you don't have a choice...

Amazon manages to find a mere sliver of profit – just $2bn – out of $61bn in end-of-year sales

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$2B is a fucking big 'sliver'

It is also 3.3% of earnings, which is not too shabby when Amazon is still investing strongly to grow...

Why did top Home Office civil servant lobby Ofcom for obscure kit ban?

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After Brexit, rip-off mobile charges will come back

And these gateways have the potential to allow entrepreneurs to undercut mobile operator's ability to gouge customers, like they did in 'the good old days'.

Follow the money - does Sir Philip Rutnam have links to any mobile operators?

Remember the 'budget' iPhone SE? Apple plans an update – reports

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Orlowski's iPhone 'Damascus' moment reveals he's just a cheapskate...

After years of slagging Apple in general, and the iPhone in particular, now we find out it was only ever the price that put him off. I bet he secretly uses an Apple MacBook too...

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Re: UK street price (for a refurbished....

All Apple refurbs get a new case, new battery and full warranty. Just sayin'


Donald Trump's tweets: Are they presidential statements or not?

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The 'Covfefe' Act will take care of this



First iPhone X fondlers struggle to admit that Face ID sort of sucks

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You know what kinda sucks, reviewing a product you've never touched or seen.

While other actual hands-on reviewers are impressed with the iPhone X, Orlowski gets his Apple hate on.

What phone do you use Andrew? What laptop do you use Andrew? What desktop do you use at work Andrew? Surely not an Apple device...

Off-brand tablets look done, but big players are growing

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Much hyped 'death of the iPad' is wishful thinking - 11% year-on-year growth

Apple's iPad is the only tablet on the market that will continue to get updates and support after you hand over your cash. For that reason alone, iPads are a better investment than any Android or Fire device.

EU tells Facebook and Twitter: Obey us or we'll start regulating

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This article is all over the place...

Contradicts itself in consecutive paragraphs.

"These, .. are intended as much as a chance for the EU to flex its regulatory muscles as to reign in the worst excesses of the American companies that dominate today's consumer-facing World Wide Web.

Both Facebook and Twitter have been dogged by scandal after scandal in recent years, including serving as platforms for Russian disinformation campaigns during last year's US elections."

Personally, I believe that compelling companies to be responsible for their content, and to pay tax on profits made in the EU is a good thing.

Huawei reckons it can strong ARM its way into AI world with new chips

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What are 'artificial intelligence tasks'?

'Managing' network traffic...

Huge flying arse makes successful test flight

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'world's largest flying craft' - I think not...

Saturn V rocket weighed around 3000 tons, and was 110m long.

Airlander 10 is 20 tons, and 90m long.

Well, hot-diggity-damn, BlackBerry's KEYone is one hell of a comeback

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It's not a BlackBerry...

It's an Android phone with a keyboard.

There won't ever be a KEYtwo.

Apple fanbois are officially sheeple. Yes, you heard. Deal with it

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More Apple ClickBait

From the site that loves to hate on Apple, despite all their hacks using iPhones and Macs. Sad...

Troll it your way: Burger King ad tries to hijack Google Home gadgets

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OK Google...

Play Rick Astley - Never going to give you up

SWIFT on security: Fresh anti-bank-fraud defenses now live

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Re: Not much of a 'Society' more like a faceless corporate.

Which is why new fintech companies like Transferwise are eating their lunch in consumer area. Forex trough is getting smaller, and moving to EU...

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Misleading title

I assumed your story was referring to @SwiftOnSecurity Twitter account with 180k followers, including El Reg. Not cool.

'Clearance sale' shows Apple's iPad is over. It's done

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'Victim' of their own success - Apple's $750b 'mistake'

My iPad 2 is still going strong, and has only just been made obsolete with iOS 10. That is Apple's only real problem with the iPad - they made them too well, and they kept supporting them too long, so nobody bothered upgrading, yet...

TBH the same is true of Apple laptops and desktops - 10 year old Macs are still perfectly usable, and have only just been made obsolete with Sierra. Unsurprisingly, customers like devices that 'just keep working', and they remain loyal because of that.

Android and Windows are such fragmented environments, with most devices abandoned at birth by their manufacturers, and that is why users and developers continue to support iOS and MacOS devices.

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If you wish hard enough - it might come true

More Orlowski 'Apple is dead!' bollocks.

Pull your head out of your backside and visit some actual schools and universities, then bask in the glow of illuminated Apple logos.

Those who choose their own portable computing devices choose Apple, especially if Mum & Dad are paying!

iPhone is still better than Android.

iPads make other tablets look like a poor joke.

Macbooks are a beacon of high-quality consistency in a world awash with crappy laptops. MS Surface is a pathetic attempt that doesn't even know what it is!

Again I ask Andrew Orlowski directly (even though he never answers)...

* What phone do you use?

* What laptop do you use?

* What type of computers sit on the desks at El Req HQ?

UK to block Kodi pirates in real-time: Saturday kick-off

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Next Kodi update will include built in VPN/Proxy...

...or some other way of masking requesting IP addresses.

Opera browser has this facility built in for free already.

UK Home Office warns tech staff not to tweet negative Donald Trump posts

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Don't use the words Donald Trump

There are plenty of other instantly recognisable synonyms based on his appearance, policies and moral compass. Just sayin'

Nuclear power station sensors are literally shouting their readings at each other

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Read the article, then google TCP/IP Transport Layer

Security, including authentication and encryption are performed in other layers...

"Jones likes to compare Chirp to TCP/IP. It is a transport layer: while the encoding works "in much the same way as Morse code", to brand Chirp inherently insecure because of that is a bit like complaining about someone who picks up a megaphone and reads out his passwords in clear text.

"You can layer other technology on top of Chirp," Jones told his audience. "We provide the networking medium, then you can use that."

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Google Chrome has a free extension - Google Tone

Google Tone is a Chrome extension that lets you click a little megaphone icon to 'shout' the URL of the page you are viewing, and all other Google Tone equipped browsers in earshot will go to the same page. Actually useful, and quite fun, in a classroom environment.

Why Apple's adaptive Touch Bar will flop

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Er, you appear to be mistaken, again...

Surprising news, but the Reg's Apple hatred prevents them from reporting that the new Macbook Pro, yes the one with only USB-C, touchbar and high sticker price is killing it, and has accumulated more revenue than any other laptop this year in five days!


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Two computers for the price of one

The Touch Bar is a separate, on-board computer running watchOS that 'talks' to the Macbook Pro running macOS, The possibilities are actually quite interesting - low-power watchOS, which is fairly capable for messaging etc. could run for literally months on a Macbook battery.

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Re: Apples and Lemons?

As the Touch Bar is actually a separate computer running it's own OS, it might be 'divorced from reality' when macOS apps misbehave, and vice versa. Interesting times...

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Re: Apples and Lemons?

You have to use the TouchID button to escape. To legally confirm that you chose that option.

Got a cold flannel? Acer Q3 profits were bigger than cost of your lunch

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This is news?

Of course, there is actual recent news about laptop sales. Surprising news, but the Reg's Apple hatred prevents them from reporting that the new Macbook Pro, yes the one with only USB-C, touchbar and high sticker price is killing it, and has accumulated more revenue than any other laptop this year in five days!


Adblock overlord to Zuckerberg: Lay down your weapons and surrender

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Lazy ad sales teams (and web editors) are the problem, not ad-blockers

If online publishers took the same approach as print publishers and sold ad space directly to clients, then the ads would be more relevant to the publication, and less irritating.

Crucially, if web editors made more effort, and 'hand crafted' client's ads into web pages, then the ad blockers couldn't block them anyway.

More effort for publishers, but a better experience for users.

Microsoft goes back to the drawing board – literally, with 28" tablet and hockey puck knob

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Very expensive for what it is...

You could buy a 27" 5K Retina iMac AND a 12" iPadPro AND still have $300 left over. Shame really, because it will die on the tree at that price point. Just sayin'

New MacBook Pro beckons fanbois to become strip pokers

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Re: Interesting idea..

Blind users? Seriously, that's the best shade you can throw? They do actually make a model with F-keys.

Squeaky bum time for Apple: It hasn’t made enough iPhone 7 Pluses

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45.5 million iPhone 7s sold in six weeks

Yeah, I'm sure Apple are really, really worried - especially with Samsung Galaxy Note's red-hot performance!

Andrew, what phone is in your pocket? Care to tell us...

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Demand continues to outstrip supply - Tim Cook

Android users continue to live in parallel reality

People just love their iPhones!

El Reg hacks continue to obfuscate the fact that they all use iPhones & Macs to run the site - lol

Every LTE call, text, can be intercepted, blacked out, hacker finds

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Re: If you want security, don't use cellular standards

FaceTime was how Erdogan got his message out during the Turkish Coup attempt. Just sayin'



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