* Posts by Jango

29 posts • joined 1 Feb 2008

Samsung S7 tease suggests phone likes it hot and wet


Quality of editing lately is ticking me off

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


The laptop comes packaged with a Krait, said the description. On the plus side, now I know why the mouse went missing.

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


(sometime in 2009)

Hi, is this the Canonical help desk? My name is Maverick, I am a meerkat.

Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive


Simian OS - looks like it's still the best for mobes

Rand Paul puts Hillary Clinton's hard drive on sale


tried to think of a good response, but all that came to my mind were floppy

Sick of Chrome vs Firefox? Check out these 3 NEW browsers


Re: @ Aoyagi Aichou -- Vivaldi?


So what about the 'Tech preview / not perfect / incomplete' part did you fail to comprehend? Or did I fail to comprehend your brand of sarcasm?

Google pulls out of gaping Blogger smut black hole


I for one am glad in retrospect given how it turned out. Due to the discontinuation of Google Reader, I was forced to embrace new alternatives and am happy to have settled on one which is more polished than reader ever was (Inoreader if you want to know). Reader, if it still existed would still have been a neglected service and not get the care that can be expected from a competitor whose main offering is a feed aggregator. There are also the added benefits of moving away from Google walled garden.

FCC sexes up, er, sextuples 'broadband' speed to 25Mbps in US


.. but it makes a difference

Even if people don't care, ISPs will no longer be able to claim they provide broadband technically. So if customers ask for broadband, they will have to upgrade the bandwidth.

Firefighters deliver trapped student from GIANT GERMAN LADYPARTS


Spoonerism ....

... was it implied? I'm not so smart

GNOME 3.12: Pixel perfect ... but homeless


Infinitely customisable experience of Gnome 2.x ?

Was this sarcasm? The lack of customisability and the much touted 'users are stupid' mentality of Gnome devs was what led me to use KDE 3.x back in those days. Still agree, it was (is) still much more customisable than its current incarnation.

TSMC begins making Apple A6 iDevice chips


It's not an easy switch!

I hate in when an article makes one think it's straightforward to move chip production between Fabs that easily!

TSMC, UMC and Common platform (IBM, Samsung and Chartered Semiconductors) all have different reference flows and it's a major change to move from one to the other. From what I've experienced in the EDA industry, each platform has its own pros and cons, however TSMC has been where I have seen production nodes shrink fastest. If they've cleaned out their 22nm process to improve yields, it might prove beneficial for Apple. It's not a simple case of changing fabs cuz they're pretty pissed off at Samsung right now.

Open sourcers urged to adopt dancing poultry license


Lost in translation

Entetanz in German would mean 'duck dance', anyone else notice this?

Videogame TRAINS TERRORISTS, yells pundit


Just like farmville ...

... encouraged people to take up farming in their gardens

Xbox Kinect costs just £35 to build

Gates Halo

Is hardware all that matters

We all know by now that the 'magic' in Kinect lies in the software. Hardware cost just isn't the right metric for cost calculation these days what with east asian companies ever striving to lower their price compared to the competitors.

That said, 95 is still a huge profit margin even after the other costs are factored in, but I for one am glad that kinect is not from Apple. I wouldn't want to spend 200+ quid toy only to buy games downloaded from iTunes that St. Steve has deemed fit for us.

Hot babes discriminated against by some employers



Surely you meant epilogue

Apple picks death not compliance for open source iPhone game

Jobs Horns

Webkit is forked from KHTML

Webkit is a fork of KHTML - which is enitrely open source and free. Apple would have no choice but to open source webkit because of this.

If Apple had built one from scratch, rest assured that it would be as closed and prorietary as it gets.

Google blames developers for lousy Android battery life


There's and app for that

Yes, but they will not occupy the CPU, only memory and ideally should occupy negligible power unless they are performing tasks.

There are plenty of apps which can kill such tasks though. No big deal!

Vote, vote, vote for Barbie the computer engineer

Paris Hilton

Engineer ?

But Barbie's blonde ....

Paris - cuz she's in the same league

Steve Jobs re-invents the portable telly



iPad .... reminds me of the Mad TV skit I saw a few years ago. A must watch if you ask me

Windows 7's dirty secrets revealed


Workarounds ?

The author speaks as though only Windows kernel is full of workarounds ... give me a break! Look around you .... anyone who has worked on the Linux source code will know that it is full of workarounds and magic numbers and all that jazz.

Workarounds are the way software is written, so as not to sacrifice backward compatibilty . Its a necessary evil, albeit one that could be avoided with a very well planned design. Get used to it!

WarMouse pushes gamers' buttons with OOMouse


Epic Fail

Did they really have to make it as clumsy as OpenOffice? Haven't they heard of Keep It Simple Stupid

Google sued for super-skinny Chrome polishing


Strange Case

I remember working on the exact same algorithm a few years ago. The patent in question was based upon a research paper 'Compressing differences in executable code'. One of the co-authors of this paper Udi Manber now works for Google I think. So the original author has helped write Courgette, but a different company holds a patent ... interesting to see how this will pan out given the pathetic US patent system

Steve Ballmer's Windows 7 dance party

Dead Vulture

The Reg losing quality!

Is it just me ? Lately I see unwarranted criticism of anything MS on the reg.

C'mon reg, you are supposed to report, not just launch into mindless ranting about something MS has pulled off. The world would indeed be a sad place if MS was just like Apple.

Infact, it just seems like reg has become the Apple tamed press lots of other sites report about!

Mono man accuses Mac Gtk+ fans of jeopardizing Linux desktop

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Hooray for KDE!

With the slick KDE-4 now released, I hope to see more developers switching sides.

To quote Linus Torvalds - "I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE. This 'users are idiots, and are confused by functionality' mentality of Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it. I don't use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do. Please, just tell people to use KDE."

Apple buys chip maker


Game Console

Could it be for the game consoles that Apple reportedly filed a patent application for as reported a few months ago ??? But I'm not sure if the acquired chip makers can design processors of that Calibre

Hacker blasts Mac clone maker's licence 'violation'

Jobs Horns

About time ...

About time somebody gave Apple the bird. Maybe they are afraid people will realize how they have been dishing out more bucks just for the half eaten fruit logo when something cheaper is better or more likely they'll start seeing how crappy OSX is once it needs to run (or more likely crash) on other non-Apple hardware. But who can reason with them mactards - "In the land of the blind, Stevie is the king".

Rock rolls out 12in, 1kg sub-notebook

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Sounds good but ...

... how fast will the memory hogging OS run on 1GB RAM and a non-core2duo processor ?

Pregnant man to hit Oprah with ultrasound


Why on Earth ?

Now that sounds as a shock !!!

Ballmer! explains! hostile! Yahoo! bid!


This is what happens when you get stinking rich ....

You had better spend those billions rectifying and optimising your crappy softwares Ballmer


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