* Posts by Shadowmanx2009

36 posts • joined 28 Nov 2009

Apple iPad sales drop by DOUBLE DIGITS in Europe

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Re: Pricing

Seriously?? Sell more product?

The company has over $100 billion dollars in cash in the bank, and you think they're worrying about a *possible* dip in sales? Link: http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/24/apple-q2-earnings-apple-now-has-over-110-billion-in-cash-reserves/

I think most of the tech industries would love to achieve these figures.

Motorola Mobility loses to Microsoft in German patent battle

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Re: And which

"If this continues, it will eventually be impossible to avoid breaking at least one law during one's lifetime."

Already impossible! If you drive like most people then you most likely break the speed limits on a daily basis.

Nokia drops Lumia 900 price to $0 in response to bug outrage

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Re: Dear oh dear.

Ex Salesperson, but ditto!

Minister blows away plans for more turbines

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Re: Excellent.

In a word, yes!

Unless of course you believe the next level of progress should be towards mud huts and unsanitory conditions?

The technological products that people use today depend on power i.e. electric cars, as does the more mundane but necessary lights, power for research, industries etc.

Pirates not to blame for Big Media's sales plunge

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Great Article

Well written, clear and concise, just what we need! It's a pity that the audience that it is aimed at are not interested in listening!

Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

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Joke

Re: The worst of the best

I know it's not a film but can mention Eastenders?? I mean really, if life was as bad as this hmm.. soap shows, most (all) of the cast would have jumped on masse in front of a train (or equivalent plot device).

There, got that off my chest, do carry on :D!

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Re: Megashark vs Giant Octopus

Yes, I voted for that! I watched it mostly disbelieving that my eyes could have betrayed me by letting this travesty be seen! The torture ended somewhere towards the "middle" of the film.

Perhaps these films should carry a new pre announcement warning saying:

"Warning: the following film is so bad you will want to poke out your eyes with cocktail sticks then eat them! Seriously, do not watch this film if you value your (in)sanity!"

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Re: But, but, but ...

... where's Attack of the Killer Tomatoes?

Quite possibly the worst film ever made.

You forgot Attack of the Killer Frogs, the sequel!

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Re: Hmmm

"No idea how "Metro" with Eddie Murphy didn't make the list. By far, the absolute worst movie ever made. I would pay to see Battlefield Earth before watching Metro again."

What about Pluto Nash, a film so bad that I haven't even seen it, yet!

Anglo-French nuke pact blesses 4th-gen reactors

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Re: Sensible stuff

"And why shouldn't we get help from the French?"

I suspect that the issue is that with our 'great' education system we shouldn't have to? Where has all our own expertise gone? Isn't this sort of thing where we should be putting our efforts?

I would much prefer if our politicians concentrated on actually teaching the next generation(s) real, useful skills & getting the brightest of the bright into Industry, than waste time, money, and effort in pointless 'equality' drives which mean nothing. We *should* be designing & building our own stuff with pointers from other countries.

After all, we are a *1st world* country, arn't we??

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Re: Sad...

I suspect it's a form of envy, the french after all never *lost* their expertise in the name of spurious green projects; we have!

Spacemen urge NASA to build nuke ship for Mars trip

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Sadly, the last sentence in that article is all too regrettably true. Mankind's short sightedness may well be its downfall.

Dead gamer sat unnoticed for nine hours in net cafe

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Pratchet

The phrase is not 'dead' but "Vitality Challenged"!

Dumb salesmen are hurting us – Nokia CEO

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Service

"Incidently my beloved N900 has had to go back to Nokia this week under warranty, and they have said they will be replacing with an N8 - they are not even giving or offering the bloody Windows -crap things away. Why not Nokia? Ask me I might have tried it"

And that I think is the heart of the matter! Nokia stopped looking after their number one priority: THE CUSTOMER! By ignoring their customers, by being slow to bring to the market what it really needed, a competent well done OS; by p.....g of their existing customers with shoddy, ill thought out products, they are now reaping the results.

It's not magic, or particularly hard for a company like Nokia, to come up with a product(s) that people actually want to buy. And, stop p.....g over their (former) customers.

Online gamers strike major blow in battle against AIDS

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Hot & Cold Fusion

How about a game to discover ways to build an affordable, workable nuclear fusion plant, within the next 5 years?

Samsung and STEC flash their sizzling SSDs

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Of course....

I'll start getting 'excited' when SSD's no longer need 2nd mortgages to buy!

MPs slam 'unworkable' one-size-fits-all NHS care records' system

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Waste...

..Of a perfectly good pie!

Feds declare victory over notorious Coreflood botnet

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They have

It's called the Malicious Software Removal Tool which most Windows users have installed (unless they blocked it) : http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/malware-removal.aspx

'Leccy price hike: Greens to blame as well as energy biz

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Re:So take the advice of Martin Lewis...

I rather think that's just playing a mugs game! What the energy companies (and the Government) should be doing is investing in better sources of energy such as Nuclear power.

Whilst it's 'nice' to be green etc., this doesn't help with the bills! A properly thought out policy which inludes nuclear power would mean we're not facing an energy crisis a decade down the road.

Investing in renewable sources of energy is sensible, but there are only so many wind farms and solar panels that can be built/installed. Putting pressure on manufactureres/engineers to make their electronics more efficeint in power usage, should also be part of this.

Microsoft wraps Windows 8 in Ribbon UI?

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@fluffykins

I Like!

Drive-by exploit slurps sensitive data from Android phones

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Poor Selling Point

Makes you wonder if Apple was right to lock their phone down so tightly! Hate having to say that.

Apple iOS app hunger swells

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So

Just like every other survey!

Alien Earthlike worlds 'like grains of sand', say 'wobble' boffins

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@Bounty

Best not to use rockets then!

Google slips $3.1bn through 'Double Irish' tax loophole

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A Mug!

...As we're the ones funding the excessive spending of Government!

Grocery terminals slurped payment card data

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Excellent Advice!

Whilst you're at it, NEVER pay for petrol with card, credit or debit cards (ESPECIALLY debit cards)!

Been skimmed twice now and cards were only used in petrol stations immediately prior to event(s).

Fortunately, the credit card comps paid up on both occasions, but it was still a PITA to do all the paperwork, new cards, pins etc.

Vue denies cinema phone ban plan

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Ban the Phone!

I'm with the majority of *sensible* people here, if I've paid my money for a (expensive) ticket to watch a film I really, really, really don't want to listen to some teenager with verbal diarrhoea talk crap on their phone. BTW., it is usually teenagers, but I've noticed a growing number of adults as well.

I've always said to friends and family: if it's an emergency (fire/medical/crime) dial 999, anything else it *can* wait!! My phone its firmly switched off when inside and turned on once film is finished, for the social idiots it's called being considerate! And no, I wouldn't hand over my phone to a total stranger!!

Better, they should implement some sort of electronic blanking system which would switch of in the event of an emergency. That way the social retards would realise that they're there to watch the film!

Sadly, can't see it happening any time soon!

The Wrath of Jobs' latest victim: Motorola

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@Artic Fox

Sums up the matter perfectly!

Steve Jobs fears Nation of Bloggers

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@Hmmm....

That's because we're 'forced' to pay for it!

AT&T to ax unlimited data plans on iPhone Monday

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Don't!

You'll just give them ideas :(!!!

Search begins on seized Gizmodo journo kit

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Not sure I agree

Extortion is a pretty strong word as there is implied of violence which AFAIK isn't the case here.

But i'm not a lawyer and this hasn't gone to court so I guess wait and see.

Still think Mr Jobs is making drama out of nothing...

Is your office World Cup sweepstake legal?

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WTF?

Does this mean..

that lottery syndicates are also "illegal"? And if so, exactly how are they going to enforce it??

Another rubbish law!

Regent Street blocked by iPad fanboi swarm

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@Rabbers

Sadly, it looks like an awful lot of people are going to disagree with you!

Millions wasted on IT: PAC chair parting shot

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Government IT Failure

Costs the country billions! They should stick to whatever government do such as, er well erm, ok just whatever they do then! Leave the IT stuff to people who *know* what they're doing (and no I don't mean EDS)!

Once upon a time we actually had our own IT companies, where are they? Also, why not teach *proper* IT in schools, such as how to program and why planning/analysis & structure are so important. From what I see of *lessons* in schools, we're essentially turning out Office Drones.

This must stop! We're wasting our kids time teaching this stuff when we should be encouraging them to think. Plus, we should be using/encouraging uk companies and not giving US corps all the *taxpayers* money in the form of licensing and fees.

Don't suppose they'll listen though :(!

London council loses thousands of kids' details

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Trust

My local council wants to take pictures of the tenants of council housing. It says the images will be stored *safely* and they will have strict controls on who can access them.

Judging by this story I wouldn't trust *any* council with a paper bag containing nothing but hot air!

Johnson reveals ID register linked to NI numbers

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More Lambs to the slaughter

Alan Johnson also said: "He added that between 20 October and 10 December last year more than 2,400 people had voluntarily enrolled, or made an appointment to enrol, for an identity card."

These all must be labour voters as only they are daft enough to let go of their privacy in the belief that this will "protect" them!

The faster that we can vote these losers out the better!

Pitchfork-wielding mobs encircle smart meters

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The key phrase is...

This quote: "The system itself is working exactly as intended," said Eric Dresselhuys, an executive vice president for Silver Spring. "The accuracy of the meters and the accuracy of the system in total is excellent."

And he's right! The intention is to increase charges in order to "Help the environment" which is, of course in these PC times, a Good Thing. The fact that the companies balance sheet (plus healthy bonuses) will be improved, is completely coincidental!

Just remember, the worst punishment that you can suffer is one that is self-inflicted! If we 'allow' the energy companies/government to install them over here; then when we're bleating about how high are bills are becoming, we'll only have ourselves to blame.

We have been warned!

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