* Posts by wurdsmiff

15 posts • joined 16 Jul 2009

Do you suffer from the shame of 'Scroll Jank'? Help is at your fingertips

wurdsmiff

What about scroll anchoring?

I find it more annoying that pages jump around like buggery as they load. Particularly on slower connections. I'm fed up with trying to click a link only for the page to shift causing me to click on an ad instead. Enabling scroll anchoring in Chrome has very hit and miss results.

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Sony Xperia Z3 compact battery - replacement?

wurdsmiff

Re: Sony Xperia Z3 compact battery - replacement?

Hi had mine for 2 years and it lasted a day with ease. You would like need a case for it though - I'd be surprised if the battery went before you cracked either the front or back glass

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80% of IT projects in public sector delayed due to IR35 – report

wurdsmiff

Re: Per cent

Pretty sure it's established el Reg style to use per cent in body copy, with the symbol in headlines. Not my preferred style, but it seems to be applied consistently.

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His Muskiness wheels out the Tesla Model 3

wurdsmiff

Re: It will retail for just $35,000

| Is no one looking at hydrogen anymore?

Check out the Riversimple Rasa http://www.riversimple.com/ - weird and wonderful Welsh hydrogen car that's also looking at a different ownership model - CAAS

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Huawei Honor 8 Pro: Makes iPhone 7 Plus look a bit crap

wurdsmiff

Re: "Octocore"

Do Apple devices do full multitasking now? Of not, that would explain the difference in RAM required.

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wurdsmiff

Any word on the type of internal storage?

Given the brouhaha around the P10 internal storage lottery, is there any explicit mention of what type of flash memory is used in the Honor 8 Pro?

There were a lot of complaints about the use of slower eMMC flash storage, rather than the fast UFS 2.0 in the P10 due to availability issues. If the H8Pro uses UFS2 that could make it an even more attractive prospect.

If I didn't have midget hands it would likely be on my upgrade wish list. Still might be actually.

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Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: Incremental improvements but a few annoyances

wurdsmiff

Re: Shrinking the image?

Sadly, there aren't a lot of options if you have Trump hands but want a high-end smartphone. AFAIK Sony is the only manufacturer to put flagship level guts in a daintier body.

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Allow us to sum this up: UK ISP Plusnet minus net for nine-plus hours

wurdsmiff

Re: Working fine for me

I've also had really good customer service and very few connectivity issues.

I'm always a bit surprised by all of the negative stories on El Reg about Plusnet. That said, none of the ISPs get an easy ride...

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Remix chomps Marshmallow, updates its Android for PCs

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Go

Desktop productivity

So now I can play Pokemon Go on my laptop?

Sign me up

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Lester Haines: RIP

wurdsmiff

RIP Lester

Sad news. Best wishes to the team at El Reg and Lester's family. He'll be much missed.

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Austrians are most likely to bare all on beaches

wurdsmiff

Sampling bias at work?

Surprised by the responses from the Italians. Makes me wonder if there are areas of the population that aren't well represented in the survey.

I have a lasting memory of an Italian TV ad I saw on holiday as a child. It was for children's sun tan lotion so obviously showed a beautifully bronzed, topless woman frolicking on the beach.

As an 8 year old it blew my mind.

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Brits unveil 'revolutionary' hydrogen-powered car

wurdsmiff

Re: I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but...

Looks to me like the offspring of a Mini Marcos and a Mk 1 Honda Insight.

Certainly 'interesting' looking

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It's spade sellers who REALLY make a killing in a gold rush: It's OVER for graphics card mining

wurdsmiff

I may be wrong but...

Aren't AMD cards used almost exclusively for mining?

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Nvidia takes fight to Sony, Nintendo with Android handheld console

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I would actually buy this

The concept of this appeals to me, price permitting. I see it as a way to emulate the Wii U's screen independence, but with Steam's game library.

For context, I have an HTPC hooked up to my TV, that I also use as a Steam-based 'console'. A device like this would allow me to play the games I have in the comfort of the living room while the missus watches 'OMG THEY LET THE STUPID MAN PLAN THE WEDDING' and 'CHILD HAS A HORRIBLE DISFIGUREMENT BUT GETS TREATMENT TO LOOK LESS UGLY SO IT'S OK TO WATCH THIS'

The device specific games are of less interest, but I'd expect more indie games to come to android now the platform is expanding.

My 2p

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Vulture Central plans Brit-Yank dictionary

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@ Anonymous Coward Posted Thursday 16th July 2009 15:44 GMT

You may have a point but the Oxford English Dictionary records usage rather than prescribing it. A word can be included just because that's the way people spell, as opposed to being the way it is supposed to be spellled. Hence the, sometimes extensive, lists of alternative spellings as sources throughout the ages spell things whichever way they damn well like. As a result, it's possible to find a whole host of 'incorrect' spellings in the OED. The wikipedia article has a fair bit about this.

On this (rather dull) note, I can't help but wonder if this is how one of my most hated words - resorb - came about. Perhaps as the result of some lazy boffin bastard not being arsed to include all the letters required to spell reabsorb, which seems to have exactly the same meaning.

Mine's the one with the new leather patches on the elbows

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