* Posts by pdogguk

13 posts • joined 14 Jul 2011

Watch it: It's watching you as you watch it (Your Samsung TV is)

pdogguk

Re: So far, so unsettling

"Re: So far, so unsettling

Actually from my observation more and more people are bothered by such things. I've even seen Mac and iPhone users worry about such things."

-Please tell me you don't use Android making comment like that. Google are the undisputed kings of data collection and targeted advertising

New blinged-up 'iPhone 5S' touted by Jobs FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

pdogguk

I don't think they'll make it convex at all - it would look ridiculous and not very 'Apple' at all.

More likely is that in order to increase space underneath the home button, they will make it flat and flush with the glass.

Felix Baumgartner sadly turns out to be blinkered FOOL

pdogguk
Mushroom

I hate the phrase 'saving the planet'.

'Saving our way of life' or just 'saving life' is what we should say.

The planet will be fine long after we've wiped ourselves out.

iPhone 4/4S 'self combusts' in airliner inferno

pdogguk
Stop

Inferno?!

Sounds like it was smouldering.

Or did I miss the part about the 40ft flames?

Amazon's Android-friendly Kindle Fire splutters

pdogguk
FAIL

Flash is dead. Adobe have written it off themselves. Move on, nothing to see here...

pdogguk
WTF?

No, Apple GPU accelerate the entire GUI and contrary to what you say, it is optimised and very, very efficient. Google 'iPad 2 xoom benchmarks' for example..

Try an iPad2. I know you weren't using one, because if you were, what you said would be horseshit.

What exactly do you need running in the background constantly?

Bishop to bless road salt supplies for added winter safety

pdogguk
Angel

Yes we did hang people for things like this. We should bring it back.

Blessing salt? To do what exactly? Salt lowers the melting point of water. This is a scientific fact and Jesus is surplus to requirements.

They should bury a newt's tail with a lock of hair and a toenail if they really want to see results.

Apple's iPad not so shiny once you get it home

pdogguk
WTF?

Web browsing is clumsy compared to a PC or netbook?

C'mon!!!!

A proper PC? I agree.

A Netbook? Don't be ridiculous.

As iPhone 4S battery suckage spreads, fixes appear

pdogguk

Because not everything on an iPhone runs through Apple's datacenter.

I have my Gmail account and my work Exchange account set up on my iPhone. If one goes down, it could be Gmail or could be Exchange.

RIM have *most* services running through their servers, so there's a single point of failure. It's the way it was designed, sure, but if their datacenter goes down, everybody loses out.

If people want some reimbursement for the service outage, so be it.

For the record, a BlackBerry outage is most certainly not a rare occurrence.

Hunt: We'll slightly inconvenience pirate sites

pdogguk
FAIL

It's true, they've already lost

I've noticed that on a fairly new version of uTorrent, I can now stream movies I am downloading.

What this does is (I would assume) prioritise the first segment of the file so I can watch it a couple of minutes after starting the download. That's it for me, done!

No more waiting for a 2GB file to download first before watching it. I mean, I'm talking 2 mins to start watching a movie.

Let me say to a few companies here - Sky - your repetitive rolling of the same movies day in, day out, for a month is what has caused me to cancel my Sky subscription. If you'd have kept an interesting, varied schedule then I would have probably continued to pay the £62 per month.

It doesn't even need to be consist of new movies. Have a play around... get one of these know-it-all 24 year olds who thinks they have greatest taste in movies as a temp and let them do the schedule. They might actually choose something other than 'How to train your dragon', 'Inception' and 'Little Fockers' 200 fucking times a month.

Netflix - pull your finger out and launch here ASAP, preferably at under £15 per month. I guarantee you, people will bite your arm off. Your biggest competition is LoveFilm and they're a joke - and not a very funny one, either.

At the end of the day, if you give people a good service at a reasonable price, people will pay. This is a fact. Look at the Apple App Store (with 59p apps), Spotify etc...

If it's easier for people to pay, they will. Charge too much, and it's back to piracy. Your call.

Prototype iPhone 5 lost in bar, right on schedule

pdogguk
Go

Maybe....

I do agree with you about this looking like its staged, but can I ask why you don't believe in coincidence? It's a very real thing.

Just the other day I bumped into an old college friend of mine some 200 miles from where we last met. Coincidence or has he stalked me?!

Also, with the best will in the world, companies do employ people who are technically very good on paper and excel at interviews but like a drink.

Hands up anybody over the age of 30 who hasn't lost a phone? And hands again in a bar?

I think my count is at 3. Granted, these phones weren't given to me by my employer telling me to keep an eye them more than I would do my newborn son, but tequila does something to the mind.

To be honest, I agree with other posters here- this is all hearsay and conjecture. It's not news at all and by the looks of it likely never happened at all.

What Apple may have done this time is pull the same trick but....... Just plant a story. No hardware leaked, free PR! It's the best of both worlds.

Skype arrives on fondleslab

pdogguk

That...

...is Dom Joly.

Samsung NS310 netbook

pdogguk
WTF?

Tosh NB550D

This is a good call... you're exactly right,. I've never heard of it before and would be exactly what I was looking for (if it wasn't brown).

Brown?! I see they make a blue 520 with older tech, but either way, the colour must put off so many potential buyers.

Black sells for a reason. Whoever made the call on brown at Toshiba needs a good talking talking to and possibly a slap.

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