* Posts by Robert E A Harvey

2995 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006

Flexy 'iWatch' glass said to be three years away

Robert E A Harvey

LEO

With the cash Apple have they could build their own Low Earth Orbit satellite network and cut out the cellphone and wifi suppliers with a unique, apple-only always-on netwwork.

I suspect the RF budget would bugger the battery life on the fondle slabs, but hey. it would be cool to have a spacephone!

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Truck-maker CAT flogs smartphone spawn to butter-fingered fondlers

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Re: Cat's not friendly.

>so what are CAT supposed to do, refuse to sell to the US gov?

The US expects loads of people not to sell to other governments, so why not?

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Re: Whatever.

I do hope it went in the soup before it went in the toilet, or I'm not coming to supper at your house!

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Official: Sky to buy O2 and BE's home broadband product in £200m deal

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Big Brother

hang on

I thought we all knew Murdoch was the evil incarnate. How did this get approved?

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Mobile tech bods beg devs: C'mon, where's that KILLER app?

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App suggestions

Family tracker

Elderly person walkie-talkie mode (private chat, private VOIP, always on)

Children's internet monitoring - a list of pages visited from some other computer updating on your phone in the background. An alert if they visit somewhere non-whitelisted they have never been before

Family recepies - collaborative recipie book built up by members of a small family network.

I've just realised I've invented 'facebook for families'. How about a private FB/twitter/IRC/chat network?

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Nominet tosses plan for shorter .uk domains in the bin (for now)

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Re: The Best That Can Be Said

Well, quite. If you own frednurk.com and frednurk.co.uk and frednurk.plc.uk and frednurk.ltd.uk and frednurk.net you are bound to pay for frednurk.uk aren't you?

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Jimmy Wales: 'I'm Wikipedia's monarch'

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Re: A simple direct question answered truthfully proves that it be so and not a fantasy?

Oh, that would be Mike Corley, of that ilk.

search the gurgle gropes usenet archive for "mindcontrol" or search wikiLies for his name and you will find out more than you ever wanted to know. They even wrote an opera about him.

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Fondling again: HP slates new tablet for April

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Re: Welcome back...

Don't get yer hopes up. I reckon they'll bollox it up yet.

In fact, they already did. 1024x600. I reckon vTech could do better than that.

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Microsoft secure Azure Storage goes down WORLDWIDE

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Altered mind

I entered the story thinking 'shit happens' and being quite sympathetic to the microsofters.

Then I saw the first paragraph. " let the HTTPS certificate expire."

Tossers.

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Hands-on with Ubuntu's rudimentary phone and tablet OS

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Re: High Hopes

I was right with you till

> going to let Apple makes it 30% on something that should be free.

If you'd said 'could be free', I'd have agreed 100%, but I have no objection to apple profiting from proprietary code they have written.

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but puzzling nonetheless

Puzzling me, at any rate.

I thought the whole point of using Linux was to re-purpose existing code, but this reads as though that is not happening. A Browser with only rendering & navigation sounds like it is being written from the ground up. Why? There are dozens of browsers for Linux. The TV image was announced last year. Has nothing liftable emerged from that.

I can sort of see the idea of using dead icons as placeholders, but there are all those desktop widgets that could be under them for now.

This sounds like something announced off the fag packet, not off a running prototype. I really, really, want it to be fantastic, but in 6 months? Scared now.

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Google takes Chromebook upmarket with touchy-feely Pixel

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But... Re: Paint me nonplussed

Do the whores in west Africa have knickers?

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AMD: Star Trek holodecks within reach

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Oi! Science!

Now look, lads. You promised me Flying Cars before you promised me Holodecks. One thing at a time, eh?

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Higgs data shows alternate reality will SWALLOW UNIVERSE

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There's a bloke here

...in a box with a flashing light on the top.

Says he can stop it with a blue led

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Dell's Ubuntu dev laptop gets much-needed display boost

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Re: 1080p _is_ low resolution

Yes.

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Why do we put up with this?

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Dev preview of Ubuntu for phones touching down February 21

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Want!

I've read all the naysayers, and the caveats, and the warnings.

But I still WANT ONE.

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Reg readers scuffle over the ultimate cuppa

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The Night Watch

In one of Pterry's novels Commander Vimes is offered a cup of tea '3 sugars, boiled orange in a builders boot' and he confesses that is how he likes it.

These recepies are all pale imitations of that Ur-tea

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Nokia's Elopocalypse two years on: Has Microsoft kept its side of the bargain?

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@Microsoft 5636771

"1 post • joined Thursday 14th February 2013 12:28 GMT"

I think someone with a sense of humour is having a complicated joke here...

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Fashionably slate

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@Stuart Logland

Where is the +100 upvote button?

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Perky smartphone figures can't stop droop of worldwide mobe sales

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Why do we expect any growth?

... but it's Shiney!

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Paris Hilton

Upvoted for Paris

But I am fairly sure she ain't smart enough not to need her features.

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Re: Buyers are getting full?

>I don't understand how 'intense market competition' could weaken sales

You and me both. My Tosh-o-meter certainly twitched at that one.

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Re: As with desktops

That's right. I've had the same non-smart phone for 6 years now. I don't need a smartphone, I've got a laptop. I don't want a smart phone, I don't want to be answering emails in my own time.

It's like electric cookers. Once every bugger has got one, you only have a replacement market.

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Register reader Ray revs radio-controlled Raspberry Pi race rover

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Re: URL?

It's damned cool, though all the same.

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Montana TV warns of ZOMBIE ATTACK in epic prank hack

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Cameron and co will tax them so hard they will

.... wish they were dead?

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BT copper-cable choppers cop 16 months in the cooler

Robert E A Harvey
Pirate

Re: Silver Linings

I rather think it was El Reg who told us that you could buy BT for less than the value of the copper they owned.

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Morons

>The same motor was used in a similar blag in Fernheath

They really deserve to be nicked, don't they?

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Apple said to develop curved glass iWatch with Foxconn

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Coat

Re: Wow, like playing darts.

iCowl: a monk's hood style garment with head-up displays around the edge and which makes a swishing noise when you turn corners

iHowl: A companion robot wolf that follows you round and has a built-in moon phase indication, by sound.

iJowl: nodding robotic dog that negotiates all your insurance needs.

iPowell: (prounounced Pole): automated novelist, can only write books with the same characters.

iDowel: computerised device for jointing the edges of wooden boards, or building substructures for abacuses

iFoul: portable device to assist football referees

iFowl: portable egg production device.

<- I'll get me iCowl

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Re: A watch to make calls through your phone? How i-nnovative

I think the Mash has it about right:

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/science-technology/apple-takes-on-casio-2013021259359

Apple fan Julian Cook said: “Will it have a picture of an apple on it? OK, I’m in.”

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Review: HP Spectre XT TouchSmart

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Happy

Re: Linux

OK, you got me there!

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Robert E A Harvey

Linux again

OK, lads. what happened when you tried to boot Linux on it?

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Robert E A Harvey

Linux

Just spoke to HP about buying this without windows. It's not available with anything except W8. But they did say a Linux laptop would be announced in the next few weeks. We will wait and see....

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Re: how much?!

Yes, indeedy. and only 1920 x 1080 too. Now while that is some sort of improvement on 1368x768, it's not good enough for a machine costing 1200 royal portraits. Not when the Nexus 10 tablet has 2560-by-1600 and comes in at a quarter of that price.

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Microsoft can't even shift Windows 8 slabs in the middle of a tablet frenzy

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Re: Apple wannabe.....

>Who'd have thunk?

Aye. After all it was such a thundering success for HP & RIM, wasn't it?

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Instant reaction

Bwahahhahhhaha

Snork!

Burn, baby, burn. A year of commentators and journalists and tech writers telling them it would not fly, but they knew best.

Bwa hahahha snerk ha ha

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WTF? Been seeing a lot of recommendations for Mint Linux to newcomers, why?

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Re: WTF? Been seeing a lot of recommendations for Mint Linux to newcomers, why?

I think it contains Ubuntu goodness, avoids the fashionable but controversial UI innovations, and comes with all the codecs and libraries for media play without a second installation step.

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Nemo cancels Microsoft's Surface Pro launch

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Oh? TV stations are naming storm systems now?

How soon before sponsorship, or even negative sponsorship?

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Tennessee bloke quits job over satanic wage slip

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Angel

No big deal

A really good manager could handle it.

"Mr Slonopas, we need you. This is going to keep happening to people, and you are obviously a good and prayerful god-fearing person. I would far rather it happened to you, because the armour of your faith means that it cannot harm you at all. Please stay, and be part of our fight against Satan and all his deciepts. Just imagine, once you quit this must happen to someone with far less faith than you, and how awful that might be."

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El Reg contemplates the ultimate cuppa

Robert E A Harvey
Unhappy

Disqualified

I drink Earl Grey without milk or sugar.

My contribution is thus barred.

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Huge rock-hard marble erection shocks Japanese kiddies

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Aye

No way that Playmobil is going to be up to it.

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Blighty evades Fujitsu's staff-slashing samurai sword

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worrying

We have fundamental, foundation, needs in our society: wafer baking is one of them, as is the manufacture of machines with which to do that.

Seems a bit like farming, where the people who actually make things have had thier margins squeezed by all the other people sitting on thier shoulders, till it is barely worthwhile any more.

I think the concentration of silicon manufacture in fewer and fewer hands is not something I view with equinimity. A catastrophe could occur, for example, or an outbreak of megalomania. I would be far more sanguine if the fundamental trades were widely distributed.

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EU: We'll force power plants, Apple and pals to admit hack attacks

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Re: Point Missed: More work for Mr Jobsworth

My feeling is that the best people to report things to are people who will roll up their sleeves , put on big boots, and say "Ok, let's go get them!".

OK , having to report you have a broken fence may be embarrasing, but only if the broken fence register is posted on the outside of the town hall, and people who own fences go and look at it. If it just gets filed in the 'broken fence' drawer and never sees the light of day, all you have done is make extra work.

Perhaps companies should have to report such failures in thier annual reports, and on a case-by-case basis to shareholders?

But if officialdom wants reports, then officialdom should send a 'policeman' out to respond.

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Could this be Google's slick new touchscreen Chromebook?

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2560 by 1700

That's a bit more 21st century, if it's true. I can feel my credit card shivering in fear.

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Antivirus update broke our interwebs, howl Win XP users

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Testing

That's what customers do, isn't it?

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Windows Phone 8 hasn't slowed Microsoft's mobile freefall

Robert E A Harvey
Unhappy

History

I've not forgotten what carp WM6 & 6.5 were, and the total lack of updates and bug fixes. And how WP7 users were so rapidly backwatered. There is no way they are getting any more of my money. Ever.

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Review: Dell XPS 10 Windows RT tablet and dock

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Joke

Junk

I telephoned Dell, and they tried to offer me this as a replacement for a netbook, at £600 without the keyboard.

I laughed at them. This really is a joke of a product.

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Netbooks were a GOOD thing and we threw them under a bus

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Re: An idea: daft or not daft?

VNC might be a simple way of using a tablet as a screen...

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I want a new netbook

I want to update my current 10 inch netbook to a better, less power hungry, processor and decent screen resolution. Nothing exists. In a recent conversation with Dell they tried to sell me a W8tablet with no keyboard for more than twice what I paid for my netbook. I laughed at them, but really the manufacturers have the laugh, not the consumer.

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Google begs for secrecy as it files Glass design with FCC

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Headmaster

Erk?

non-sequiter of the week.

The story is about Google. And the FCC. Which is about radio compatibility. not patents

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