* Posts by The Average Joe Bloggs

15 posts • joined 15 Jun 2016

Mind the gap: Men paid 18.6% more than women in Blighty tech sector

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What is TheRegisters gender pay gap?

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This pay gap thing is a big misleading news story.

The pay gap is because there are more men in top jobs. This is nothing to do with paying women less, in fact, the pay gap, if you calculate it in the same way between men and women in late teens to mid 20's in in favor of women, yet we dont hear anything in the news about that.

The pay gap is a problem of the 80's and 90's of white men being at the top, once they retire/die out, the pay gap will naturally even out due to equality being a lot better in the 2000's and 2010's

As this article even says, its illegal to pay women less than men, so that is why these headlines are misleading.

Once the pay gap is even in 10-20 years, how about we then get down with real equality and have full paid paternity for men to be even with women. 3 days paid paternity is frankly pathetic, especially when men have to do huge amounts of work when their child is an infant, the stress isnt just on the mum, men have it bad too

It's April 2018, and we've had to sit on this Windows 10 Spring Creators Update headline for days

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cant win

If they release on time and find bugs, they get flamed. If they delay in order to fix bugs, they get flamed.

Microsoft simply cannot win, even though for the vast majority of users, myself included, rarely have any issues at all with windows.

People just like to moan, half of them probably dont use windows anyway, but like their meaningless opinion heard anyway.

Fantastic, you use linux, good job on that. Next you guys will be blaming the delay on Brexit, as everything else that goes wrong is blamed on brexit

RIP... almost: Brit high street gadget shack Maplin Electronics

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Terrible service

Went to Maplins a few months ago. Staff were way more concerned with playnig with the gadgets than helping anyone. They like to think themselves as "Apple genius'" type people but came across as obnoxious nerds.

I am a nerd myself, but a friendly one, the staff at maplins are one of the reasons why I didnt go in much, as well as the prices were stupidly high, some were even worse than PC world.

Quentin Tarantino in talks to make Star Trek movie

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Re: Well Discovery has the occasional swearing

I like Discovery, and I will continue to watch it

One-third of mobile users receive patchy to no indoor coverage

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WiFi Calling

I have EE, and I get no signal at home. Instead I use EE's wifi calling option, which all carriers now should have on phones for the last few years. It just uses your wifi signal to make a phone call instead and doesnt cost a penny extra.

It works fine for me, no complaints at all.

UK government's war on e-cigs is over

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erm no, if people start vaping in my work place I will be insisting on working from home.

I don't mind a bit of scent, but people vaping at work will be no different than someone walking round the office constantly spraying perfume or aftershave around everyone.

I may just start bringing in a smoke machine because I like the effect of a foggy morning on a lake.

Nearly three-quarters of convicted TV Licence non-payers are women

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Netlfix and Amazon also have no adverts and show far better content. In fact, if you subscribe to both services together, they still cost less than the BBC licence fee

Huawei Mate 9: The Note you've been waiting for?

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Re: The Note 4

Adding to the above: I just got a notification of another update today :)

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Re: The Note 4

Same. I am still as pleased as ever with my note 4, it had an update only last week in fact.

Performance seems to be acceptable, I still play Hearthstone on it, watch netflix and browse the web a hell of a lot. I am not going to be "upgrading" to anything any time soon, especially since the new phones now don't really offer anything significant.

Windows 10 market share stalls after free upgrade offer ends

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Been using W10 for over a year. Disabled all the phone home stuff using one of several specially designed tools that do it for you at the click of a button.

updates are hardly noticeable anymore. All the programs I want to run work fine. My PC doesn't crash, it runs great.

it is fantastic that all you linux people are happy with your linux machines, running your limited catalog of software, and that you have a W7 VM to run any incompatible programs. Really I hope you do get more support and it is great that Valve is supporting steam on it with more games added every week.

The fact is, Windows is far easier to use for non technical people. The internet is full of Windows programs to download to do what you want, it is not full of linux programs. Few people want to run commands to install software, they just want to double click an icon and it gets installed and creates a nice shortcut on their desktop.

BBC to demand logins for iPlayer in early 2017

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The simple solution is to just get rid of your TV, free yourself from live television and start watching catchup(not iplayer) and subscribe to netflix/amazon.

Official: Windows 10 has hit the 400 million device mark

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I just think its crazy that people are still buying PC's and laptops with windows 7. Cmon people, choose W10, its far superior to 7. On the privacy issue, you have no problem giving facebook all your details, photos of your children and details of where you have been, where you are now and where you are going next week. Windows 10 tracking a few bits of your online habbits is hardly a big concern.

Man sues YET AGAIN for chance to marry his computer

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Why dont they say he can when his computer reaches the age of consent?

Man dies after UK police Taser shooting

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Re: Although Tasers were introduced as non-lethal weapons.....

What happened to those nets that yo can fire out of a hand cannon? They pretty much stop people from doing anything.

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