* Posts by Triggerfish

2175 posts • joined 12 Feb 2010

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is hot, but not much more than the S8+

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Re: The single failure with all "Flagship" these phones. @ royprime

I actually do you my phone a lot when out and about, including relying on GPS, and all the other bits I have on it. It can quite deplete battery life during the day, it's a pain around late evening if about to go out and having to charge up because the charge is low.

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Re: Rendered irrelevant by the iPhone X...

I bet you wait for every windows post so you can go on about Penguins as well.

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Re: What use the stylus?

Aaah I see, currently learning Viet, but I see it getting switched between so fast and still unfamiliar enough with the language I can't follow what they are doing.

I didn't think a note would be more useful than an S8+ but that's a use I never thought of.

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Re: What use the stylus?

Just curious but can't you use a Viet keyboard easily? I watch them and they seem to switch between that and English on the phones and use them so fast including getting the right accent marks etc. Haven't tried one yet.

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Could try looking at the LG V20, older model but removable battery.

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Re: The single failure with all "Flagship" these phones..

What use is a Quad HD screen, apart from killing my battery?

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What's that, Equifax? Most people expect to be notified of a breach within hours?

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Re: Where I used to work,

Well you know if they are good at what they do fair enough.

In this case I am guessing thinking admin/admin for access is probably a sign they didn't study up for the role.

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What do you call an all-in-one PC that isn't? 'Upgradeable', says HP

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Re: My boss will hate it @Solarflare

Change users :)

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Re: My boss will hate it

Never had a user yet complain their PC isn't pretty enough.

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Facebook posts put Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli in prison as a danger to society

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I read that as 'bell-end curve' for some reason

Easy mistake to make considering the subject matter, you could say he is / at the bell end of the bell curve.

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Is he suffering from mental illness?

No he's just a twat, he's basically the opposite end of the bell curve of society/ ethics/ morality to the side that has all the real saints and selfless people on it.

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I'd almost say let his name become a term in itself for what he is, but he'd probably get off on the infamy.

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Apple's 'shoddy' Beats headphones get slammed in lawsuit

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Re: hearing

Yeah get the point, but messages like that WRITTEN with ODD capS choices tend to be ignored as signs of the INSANE.

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Re: I'd broadly agree with you

Worth checking the Chinese brands, I bought some soundmagic e10 for about twenty quid, beats my coworkers £150 Bose hands down, better sound , way better made.

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El Reg is hiring an intern. Here's the lowdown...

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Re: Want a remote one?

Can you operate a Teasmaid?

Yeah, "make the tea darling", dunno whats so tricky about that.

They will send you to every apple event that they get invited to.

Hope it's not a per piece rate then.

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Want a remote one?

Live too far away, but will happily let you send me to tech events on this side of the world, it'll save you airfares. :)

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Apple: Our stores are your 'town square' and a $1,000 iPhone is your 'future'

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Re: Keats: A thing of beauty is a joy forever--no, wait, what?

I've noticed that. And a hell of a lot of cracked iPhone screens that they're in no hurry to pay to have replaced.

Seen em broke, seen em repaired, seen em carried without a case again, seen em broke etc. Pretty sure many screens get repaired and go through this cycle. But yes the amount of shiny apple phones I have seen with big sodding cracks across the screen making all that design loveliness moot, it's like admiring the design of a Ferrari post crash with the bin lorry.

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Re: Keats: A thing of beauty is a joy forever--no, wait, what?

If you've just dropped $1000 on a phone, you'll probably be quite keen on not breaking it. Which means that pretty glass thing is going to be shrouded in a case almost immediately, no? At which point, what was the point?

Merely anecdotal but most iphone owners seem less likely to have a case from what I have noticed.

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Re: @ Voland's right hand

It's a bit YMMV. I am sure I'd end up with a broken phone at some point. I have the phone on me all the time and the risk of it getting knocked when it is in my pocket and out and about added to the fact where I live even carpets and rugs are not common and so knocking it off a table or fumbling it is always a drop to a hard floor (the case has easily justified itself in this alone pretty sure screen would be a goner by now). For me it's just asking for it. I can live with the bulk it makes my current phone 12mm thick in total and has admittedly caused it to weigh twice as much but it's a minor inconvenience compared with it being well protected for me.

Also 1-2mm of plastic is not going to do naff all especially as its part of the structure, all that shock from a drop will pretty much go to the screen, a corner drop is not going to be good.

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@ Voland's right hand

I agree with that comment on the bezeless phones actually real nice look, but it's going in a case as soon as I get one anyway, thing lives in my pocket all day.

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Re: "a $1,000 iPhone is your 'future'"

You know there is one good thing about the release of super expensive phones like this and the note.

The prices of decent flagships from last year start dropping like stones, you can pick up an S8 plus now for about £500.

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Re: These "new" iPhones

This has been rumored for two years, before anyone else was shipping bezel-less phones

Except for China, who has been chucking them out for a couple of years even at relatively budget level.

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Monkey selfie case settles for a quarter of future royalties

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By that logic half the work the BBC wildlife group does is copyright free. Camera traps etc, all triggered by the animals themselves.

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The way I see it is this.

1. They are real buggers to be around they are unpredictable, I have had them sit quietly near me taking pictures and then have them rush past to attack a bunch of people behind me that somehow offended them. They are pretty damn strong even smaller ones can ruin your day, they attack in groups, they have pretty good teeth, some have real big incisors. Giving your camera to one is a risk if it takes it you probably are not getting it back and they like thieving. He probably did a fair bit of work to get to the point the animal did that. He paid money to get out there and do it with the aim of getting those shots in mind.

2. Its a monkey for ffs.

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Re: Interesting principles behind this

An interesting point, but we sort of do, but not with cats. Take a bear or lion for instance. If one killed a human, it wasn't uncommon to hunt it down and kill it. Now, is this not effectively finding it guilty of killing a human (murder) and then exacting a punishment (death row) just like if it was a human being?

No because we are not really taking them to trial and asking them to defend their actions. Killing something like a maneater is an act of self defence. I wouldn't feel it was murder for it to hunt or eat us, it's an animal doing its thing that's become a problem because its found humans are easy targets.

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I think the act of murder takes more consciousness than that.

Also that's attributing a lot of intelligence to a lot of the animals that become problems for us like bears or big cats and sharks. If I was going to choose an animal that I might think would do an act of murder it would be something closer to an elephant and even then more than likely it's acting for some other reason.

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Re: I don't understand

That's a good point is there a power of attorney letter with Naruto scrawled on it somewhere? If not aren't they infringing the monkeys rights by involving it in a lawsuit it was unaware of? Has anyone sat down with the monkey and explained possible liability issues? Has it got a tax advisor and accountant set up for the profits? PETA seem pretty reckless to me about this poor monkey and its freedom.

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Re: Interesting principles behind this

I feel that whilst we should offer some rights and protections, conservation etc. It's probably going to far to think they should be getting royalties and setting them up with a bank account. Admittedly if said monkey does want to have a shop at Bloomingdales then fair enough. But it's pretty unlikely. The photographer was giving 10% of proceeds to a sanctuary which seems a fair compromise even though IMO the opinion that the photo is his really,

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Daily Stormer binned by yet another registrar, due to business risks

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Re: It beings.

It's not censorship, they are perfectly withing their rights to start their own hosting company and ISP, if not and someone who owns a company doesn't want to host them that's not censorship. That's the companies owners having their own freedom to make a choice.

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Thousands of hornets swarm over innocent fire service drone

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Re: Where's the AI angle? @Stoneshop

TBH it's the mosquitoes that are more of a worry here than the hornets, it being a Dengue area. Luckily there is a lot of bats round here, plus entertaining to watch.

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Re: Where's the AI angle? @Stoneshop

I could do with one for the balcony. :)

I would think that would do the job, dodgy one from a Thai market that had hell of a zap and vaporised mossies, just caused it to sit there and crackle while looking like an angry manga death wasp, a tad disconcerting.

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Re: Where's the AI angle?

As others have said, ecological disaster and for the most part you leave em alone they will leave you alone. Even if it lands on you stay still don't flail about it will probably just take off an leave. Mosquitos and other annoying insects also fall in the category of pain but getting rid may not be a good idea. mossies for example pollinate and feed a lot of bats.

Also I have hit an Asian Hornet with one of those electric bug tennis rackets, it just looked annoyed any drone would probably have to be a scaled down Apache gunship.

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China: Cute Hyperloop Elon, now watch how it's really done

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Re: What people have really missed is

Apologies.

Basically there is a newish highway that runs from Thaialnd somewhere down near BKK I think and then runs up through Burma / Myanmar into Northern India. It's very long, but totally avoids the Indian Ocean, fast transport even just shoving containers of goods along that route could be bit of a game changer.

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Re: What people have really missed is

True but right now there is this

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India%E2%80%93Myanmar%E2%80%93Thailand_Trilateral_Highway

Would cut a lot of shipping time across the Indian Ocean.

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Japanese sat tech sinks Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists' hopes

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Re: a matter of pride? @JMCH

Yes, I understand that, but as I said, it's been demonstrated that vaccinated people can act as carriers just as much as unvaccinated people. For example:

Ah yes but some is considerably less than all.

"Those people are relying on herd immunity to keep their kids or themselves alive..."

Bit of a push. Thanks to improved hygiene and modern medicine, death rates from measles, whooping cough etc were already close to nil in the 1950s before widespread vaccinations.

"allowing things like measles and whooping cough to flourish thinking they are minor diseases..."

It is certain that these are not minor diseases, but let's not over-exaggerate their danger either. This isn't ebola we're talking about. When I was young we weren't routinely given a measles vaccination. I caught it in my early teens, was home for a few days and was back on my feet without a problem. Most of my peers had it at one point or another and we just enjoyed the days out of school, got ourselves teh immunity and that was that.

1. People with suppressed immune systems don’t tend to get the minor touch from diseases, it hits them full on, there was recently a viral post about a girl who after a kidney transplant got whooping cough, that was full on intensive care and almost dying.

2. They are both dangerous enough and they have been downgraded a lot due to modern medicine fair enough, however the argument these diseases are lesser now due to modern medicine and practices would to me be a good argument for using modern practices like vaccinations to prevent them. Also that’s a certain casualness about something that could change / adapt over time if allowed to flourish, this is why I made the slight dig about polio, people start going well measles only caused a few deaths and a little blindness it can’t be that bad, when it used to be a big enough killer.

Also if someone doesn't vaccinate their little darling and then they cause some other kid to get ill is that not assault also? You deliberately allowed your child to carry a preventable disease with no care of the consequences of what happens to some other poor sod who can't fight it. Seems pretty heinous to me.

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Re: a matter of pride?

Bit off topic, but I've always been a bit perplexed by this:

"like the anti-vaxxer parent who relies on the herd immunity of everyone else's kids"

Why do people who vaccinate their kids care about people who don't? If my kids are vaccinated and I believe the vaccination works, then surely it doesn't matter how many kids are unvaccinated. My kids would still be protected even if they are the only ones vaccinated and everyone else isn't.

Because there are people who have conditions that do not allow them to be vaccinated, some of these conditions are often to do with already compromised immunity. Or maybe due to something else that causes a suppression of immunity. Those people are relying on herd immunity to keep their kids or themselves alive, and so the anti vaccine lot who are happily allowing things like measles and whooping cough to flourish thinking they are minor diseases anyway (waiting to see when polios downgraded) when they are not, are basically plague rabbits for them. Also not all vaccines are 100% certain AFAIK.

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Re: a matter of pride?

If the whale species really DO become endangered, as bluefin tuna is close to becoming

I am not sure what species of whale are being hunted but I believe* some species are still near enough to endangered that it shouldn't be done with those species.

Bluefin is definitely endangered it's one of the reasons they bring such high price, the rarer it becomes the more valuable it is, and they stock up on it for that reason. Taking out a keystone species for the cachet of saying you ate something rare is not the most laudable practice....but then again Nobu restaurants in London didn't give a crap either.

*As in what I remember may be out of date

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UK council fined £70k for leaving vulnerable people's data open to world+dog

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Everyone in an organisation is responsible for the way it functions to some extent.

You know having worked as a temp answering bin calls for a council, I am pretty sure I had no say in the IT infrastructure of the place. I don't remember anyway coming round asking me for my opinion of the firewalls or processes they had in place.

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LG teases us with svelte V30 but refuses to say if it's coming to Blighty

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Re: The iPhone 8 will render this irrelevant...

And only for a mere doubling of the purchase price.

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Terry Pratchett's unfinished works flattened by steamroller

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Re: I'm touched by the weirdness of this request...

The first two were definitely more pastiche but if you have read a lot of fantasy books they are still worth a go. They don't truly stand up to anything after Mort though.

However they did introduce me to Fritz Leiber so thanks Sir Terry for that as well.

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Dell's flagship XPS13 – a 2-in-1 that may fatally frustrate your fingers

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Re: Lack of indicator lights and ports

It's amazing how annoying it is not to have a capslock or num lock light on my laptop.

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US Navy suffers third ship collision this year

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Re: Worth a read

Also worth a read

https://www.amazon.com/Avoid-Huge-Ships-John-Trimmer/dp/0870334336

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Read IBM CEO Ginni Rometty's letter to staff: Why I walked from Trump's strategy forum

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Re: @Triggerfish ... Trump was right the first time

OK so I am willing to say I am not informed about guns. But the side argument aside of what actual types of guns they are, is that not still some heavy weaponry to carry to a peaceful protest?

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Re: @Triggerfish ... Trump was right the first time

Maybe so but I think you are on dodgy ground when you start building an equivalency between Nazis and the other protestors, especially since the Nazi's were mostly brought in from out of state whilst most of the protestors were apparently locals.

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Uhm... no.

Umm yes.

You can also use google to see quite what the difference was. Now also please note I have not said the antifa were peaceful. I said it was mainly locals who were there, a lot of which got attacked.

And if you build a false equivalency between a hate group that is spouting bullshit about why other races should die versus them even with the antifa and by not being plain on this then you give them more power, so I think you are going the down the wrong path.

Its quite simple free speech or not there is nothing wrong with thinking the Nazis and those following that ideology are utterly foul. To put them in the same region as those against it says that there is a tacit approval of the fact that this ethos is as valid as theirs and has a place in modern society.

If a bunch of people wandered down the street being vile and shouting for I dunno say the right to rape and kill, and people argued against them would you paint them as the same? Or would you say one lot might have used the wrong tactics to counter protest which we can't condone say like the antifa, but at least they are fighting from a better moral ground. There is no moral equivalency with Nazi's and you shouldn't try and make one.

Also yes they were not assault rifles, but and no gun expert but an AR15 fires either a .556 Nato, or a .22 long round if I am correct, both rounds that have plenty of penetration power, easily will go through someone, or the usual sort of cover like a car or say someones sheetrock house wall. I believe some military units like the marines also carry single shot automatic rifles nowadays rather than the something that can provide auto. So technicality aside on the actual name of the weapon, that's a weapon with a serious round and capability to be carrying in a peaceful protest.

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Re: Trump was right the first time

Keeping in mind that since this is still America, you can say and believe anything you damn well please, no matter who you piss off.

Maybe so but I think you are on dodgy ground when you start building an equivalency between Nazis and the other protestors, especially since the Nazi's were mostly brought in from out of state whilst most of the protestors were apparently locals. Also many weapons were being carried I am not sure how that fits with a peaceful protest.

It gave the impression everyone had turned up just to fight, and also seemed to give some legitimacy to the Nazi's many of those sites were playing on this.

Considering America is supposed to be a free and equal place totally denouncing them and showing the presidency holds to a better ideal may have been a far better idea.

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Foot-long £1 sausage roll arrives

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Re: "cheap arse sausages" @ Oh Homer

It's gotta be done sometimes.

There was a place that did a cheap bacon and sausage sarnie near a place I worked, cheap bacon, cheap sausages, some Mondays, or miserable grey days on the way to work greasy, salty magic in a barm.

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Re: It's not the odd bit of the pig

Sometimes you want crap.

I used to live near several excellent butchers, but even so I sometimes found myself craving those cheap arse Richmond's sausages.

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AI quickly cooks malware that AV software can't spot

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Re: "I felt like a punk ..."

Apologies, wasn't sure of form see it both ways on here. And never know whether people prefer knowing where it's from or the puzzle going "hmmmn I know that, whats it from?"

And yep Burning Chrome. Did Gibson write Hackers?

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Game of Pwns: Hackers invade HBO, 'leak Game of Thrones script'

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Re: To be honest,

If you haven't tried it the Expanse series isn't bad.

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