* Posts by John Armstrong-Millar

44 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Apr 2008

Microsoft: You've got it all WRONG. It's Apple's iPad playing catch-up with our Surface

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Frank inadvertently channelling the "I'm a Mac I'm a PC " Apple ads ..funny

Windows XP support ends a year from … now!

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Re: Windows XP was considered a failure when it was first introduced

He He Microsoft shipping an OS that will only run properly on a machine that has not ben built yet.. What a ridiculous idea..

Facebook proposes killing off user voting on policy changes

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actually resulted in a system that incentivized the quantity of comments over their quality.. I think that they had the same problem in Ancient Greece?

Russian Christians boosted by Pussy Riot law spank 'sinful' Apple logo

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The mark of the Beast

Wow! who knew.. maybe it's not 666 after all ..

Conroy wants telcos to wear undies on heads

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points for style

Ah yes Australian politicians have such class. It make me sorry for the rest of us. Such a twit. oh!, I think I might have spelt that wrong..

Apple iPhone 5 review

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Actual journey

It would have been nice to know if the turn by turn mapping actually works. And more interestingly (for me anyway) how much it will cost in terms of data roaming etc of if maps can be preloaded a la Tom Tom

Phone hack scandal: Cop, two scribes nabbed in bung brouhaha

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I'm guessing but looking at the Reg this week someone has discovered that you can change ones FB page in to Pirate instead of English.. seems to be rubbing off

Climate denier bloggers sniff out new conspiracy

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Too funny..You just can't make this stuff

Or can you?


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I can't believe I even making a comment

Why are we even talking about this? Of course it's fake

Lytro light field camera

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Good but!

I think that this is a great idea. However what have only one focus point?. The most annoying thing about focus is having to pick one subject. The possibility of having more than one subject in the picture but both in focus would IMHO be ground breaking. We will have to wait until Lytro 2.0.

'The new iPad' revealed: Full specs, rumor scorecard

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Where do we go from here?

I'm a photographer and of course I have a website. I dumped flash(almost) because I wanted my clients, many of whom use iPads to be able to view my site. This was all working well until now. How do I make a webpage that scales without having to use Adobe Flash?

It's interesting Apple seem to have hit this problem too. On the Apple Site today there is a nice little feature showing video and movement..You can't watch it on an IPad!

SpaceShipOne man, Nobel boffins: Don't panic on global warming

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It's not rocket science

Politician to Scientist "the weather seems to be changing and extreme events are becoming more frequent. should we be worried?"

Scientist thinks.. mmm well looking at core samples I could tell him that the next ice-age os well overdue and the likelihood is that there will be a fir degree of instability before that "kicks off" in about 500yrs.

Scientist to Politician "well your are right to be worried however I will need funding to look at all the implications..

Scientist thinks... mmm I could spin this out for years.

Facebook shoves your face into creepy 'sponsored stories' in 2012

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Probably not the best idea Mark's ever had

Well surely the point of Facebook is that you can see what your friends are saying and doing. But what if you weren't invited the the restaurant in question. I wonder could you sue. I'm sure there is a lawyer out there that does.

Doctor Who girl Amy Pond axed in 'heartbreaking' exit

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about bl**din time

Am I te only one who found la pond a wee bit tiresome

RIM execs chewed through restraints after in-flight fracas

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What is it with people who just can't handle their drink??

Facebook IPO said to set value at $100bn

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Reality Distortion Field

Hey it looks like Mark is in possession of Steve Job's famous reality distortion field.

Google flings Bing into search engine bin

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kinda obvious

When Bong came along I thought "Great" at last an option to using Google. Sadly though,IMHO it simply under performs and I have since stopped using it. It appears I'm not alone.

'Satnavs are definitely not doomed', insists TomTom man

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It's all about the maps, stupid!

Satnav companies will live or die by the speed at which they can update maps. As a TOM TOM user I am frequently amazed by the number of roads and speed cameras missing on the latest maps. If the was something better I'd use it. The platform is not important

Samsung unveils 20Mp EVIL shooter

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The wrong way around

Instead of taking the mirror out they need to take the screen out and simply allow the photographer to see the shot image in the viewfinder. Instant review.. Great

Rebekah Brooks quits - Murdoch accepts this time

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Isn't is ironic

When Rebekah was editor of NOTW the favourite sport for the "silly season" was to pick a government minister as see if you could get him to resign. Now it's the other way around.. amusing don't you think?

Nokia X7 Symbian Anna smartphone

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wow Nokia finally make a phone that I would want to buy. a pity then that's it's already a museum piece

Jobs confirms iCloud's murder of iWeb

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Mercy killing

iWeb was getting a bit tired so It's probably a good thing for everyone.

Digital Music: a collective failure of imagination

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The vision thing

1. Found exceptional new talent.

2. Funded and sponsored exceptional new talent.

3. Gave exceptional talent the resources to work full-time.

Yes but they got greedy and forgot that.

Dell, HP badmouth Apple's iPad

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Michael Dell on Steve Jobs

Michael Dell famously said when Steve Jobs took over at Apple (the second time)" The best thing Steve can do It wind up Apple and give the investors their money back"

Google axes Jobsian codec in name of 'open'

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open and Democratic

What we can say is that you should always be wary of anyone who uses the word "open".

Yes its the same with Political Parties with the word Democratic in their name.

Powermat iPhone 4 wireless charging kit

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total fail

It's such a shame that this tech has never been incorporated into any mainstream devices.

Voice-routing call fingerprint system fights 'vishing'

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where's the source

So that bank I used too use with the atrocious fuzzy call quality from their call centre somewhere on the subcontinent of India will be distinguished from a 419er in Lagos using a class 1 cell phone?

Court of Appeal challenges parallel import blocking

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Am I missing something?

Surely for a server (or any other electrical equipment to be sold in the EEA it must have CE approval. Therefore if Sun did not want the product sold in Europe they should not have had it CE approved.

Ballmer and Softies sacrifice sleep to catch iPad

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Not a clue

wow Apple makes good products with software that works .. Who knew??

Apple's iPhone 4 denial: insulting or ignorant?

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Big Brother

We need a new word for this

Jobspeak. It seem thats Steve is trying to extend his famous reality distortion field to cover the whole planet.

Adobe CTO paints Steve Jobs as Big Brother

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Work in progress doesn't cut it anymore

Flash 10.1 isn't quite here yet. Isn't this the point? The popularity of the iPhone is that even a 2 year old can use it. The sloppy way windows system need updates,drivers etc to erm basically just work all the time, doesn't really cut it anymore. Adobe's new Flagship CS5 has some great bells and whistles but a lot of them are "under development"

Computers should be as reliable as ones washing machine, or dishwasher. You don't expect to have to turn it off and on a few times just to get ti to work.

I'm not pro or anit Apple I just like stuff that works..

Nokia: digital SLRs are doomed

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Well he has a point

I don't know how many readers of the Reg are Flickr users but a quick look at the camera finder function reveals what the good Mr Vanjoki is really worried about. There is another very popular camera phone which at the moment seems unstoppable, Not the Regs' favourite phone but scary for anyone in the camera phone business as it's only going to get better (or worse) depending on how one views these things.

For those who are not Flickr members or can't be bothered to look. The most popular camera on Flickr is the Apple iPhone (yes that was camera) As for smartphones.. "Don't even go zerr" it's not pretty..

Gay site says bank shut account over 'objectionable' blog

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Child labour's OK though

Since when did bankers have morals?

Who will win the epic battle for the kitchen OS?

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It's the Hardware stupid

It really makes me smile when this subject comes up. For a media Phone or what ever you want to call it. Hey we have all seen them in every SF movie. One enormous snag, that until it is addressed video phones will just be cute plaything with no practical value. What am I talking about? Eye contact!, without "meaningful" human eye contact, conversation simple doesn't work. Sort the hardware out whereby you can look into the eyes of the caller and really the software doesn't matter that much..

Take a hammer to your hard drive, shrieks Which?

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It's a bit of a worry

Why is it that so many people in this world feel the need to destroy what they don't understand..

High Zune: MS loads up for the CES shootout

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I tried to listen,, really I did but that voice Ouch..

Photography: Yes, you have rights

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Aggressive use of a camera

Now I have heard everything!!

iPlayer chief pushes tiered charging for ISPs

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That raises an interesting issue

Is it true that you do not need a TV licence if you only have a computer and a broadband connection. My computer screen is actually larger than my TV!

Boris cans congestion extension

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It's a shame

What a pity, the only traffic congestion system ever to be proven to work is being dismantled. Seemingly by people no imagination

US judge says University can ignore Christian course credits

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Faith Hope and Charity

Well Faith based is exactly that... It's all a bit sad.

God makes you stupid, researchers claim

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Marvelous waste of time

Wow. so much on this one. Some of the replies are really great . but you are ALL missing the point..

Windows XP bests OS X in RIA test on Intel

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It would have to be XP

We all Know if they have compared Vista to OS X we would still be waiting for Vista to finish

Defra steps up probe into honeybee wipeout

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Strange concidence

The problems with Bees seem to be linked to GM crops. WOW that would be a story. Obviously something else, couldn't possible be GM. Or could it??

UK Office of Government Commerce cracks one off

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Better yet!

Go here


and look at vacancies.. a coincidence??