* Posts by Matthew 25

245 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009


One more reason for Apple to dump Intel processors: Another SGX, kernel data-leak flaw unearthed by experts

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Re: Is that right?

Sorry I don't get your point..?

There are 2 cars lets call them L and W.

L is unlocked and has the keys in the ignition.

W is locked and the keys are far away.

They can both be stolen but which is vulnerable?

Yes, you could pick the locks, or smash a window, but I know which theft my insurance would pay out on.

So it is OK for Linux to be wide open because Windows could be broken in to?

SpaceX’s Starlink finally reveals its satellite broadband pricing for rural America: At $99 a month, it’s a good deal

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Re: Outside America

LATin AMerica. It is a stupid abbreviation.

AMD is now following More's Law: More chips, more money, more pressure on Intel, more competition in the x86 space

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Re: Again seems history repeating itself

Before you start saying that RISC is dead, I'd like you to think about the mobile phone. Most of these have ARM architecture processors in them. Acorn RISC Machine.

You won't need .NET Standard... except when you do need it: Microsoft sets out latest in ever-changing story

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Re: Given everything we see here?

Yeah! We could call it Unix or something like that

Analogue radio given 10-year stay of execution as the UK U-turns on DAB digital future

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Re: The future is behind you ....

Actually, radio is inherently analogue. Even when you have created your digital multiplex you still transmit it using an analogue process because those radio waves are um... waves. How much simpler to just modify, say, the amplitude or frequency of one of those waves.

For AM all I need is an oscillator and an amplifier. Feed in the signal I want to transmit to vary how big the output is and Robert is your mother's brother.

For PWM its even simpler because I only need to transmit two states (big wave & small wave at the same frequency)

For FM I just control the frequency of the oscillator with the signal I want to transmit. This is very wasteful of bandwidth, which is why it is restricted to VHF.

No Computer. No complicated electronics. To transmit a DAB Mux I need all the stuff you mentioned PLUS one of the above analogue processes.

Apple owes us big time for bungled display-killing cable design in MacBook Pro kit, lawsuit claims

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Re: Seems to me ..

Surely that should be iFleece. Apple have innovated a whole new way of keeping you at exactly the right temperature. Available in Black, Jet Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and (Product)RED.

Florida man might just stick it to HP for injecting sneaky DRM update into his printers that rejected non-HP ink

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Know when to walk away,

Know when to (take the money and) run

IBM Watson GPU cloud cluster Brexits from London to Frankfurt – because GDPR

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Re: Pointless And Political

The whol point of voting to remain is also to feel that your side won.

Only it didn't.

Mayday! Mayday! The next Windows 10 update is finally on approach to a PC near you

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Re: Odd One Out

Not at all. I find Windows 10 fine too.

Microsoft starts a grand unification attempt with .NET 5

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I still have the hard disk from 1992 vintage laptop. Capacity 62.3MB......

The BlackBerry in your junk drawer is now a collectors' item: TCL says no more new keyboard-clad phones

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Boo Hoo :.(

This makes me very sad. All I really want is a replacement for my Q10 but a bit quicker and supported by apps. Just got a Nokia 7.2. Its a great phone but I miss the keyboard and it doesn't fit in my pocket.

Hopefully, when TCL's contract is up Blackberry will re-enter the market with a real iPhone killer.....but I'm not holding my breath.

Click here to see the New Zealand livestream mass-murder vid! This is the internet Facebook, YouTube, Twitter built!

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Re: Responsibility

Make the fines nice and big, say 20% global turnover. That should get their attention.

Chrome ad, content blockers beg Google: Don't execute our code! Wait, no, do execute our code – just don't kill us!

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Advertising company stops advert blockers working. And people are surprised?

Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview for Raspberry Pi 3

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Re: @Orwell

I completely disagree with you on the failure of these computers. They did really well when the curriculum was about teaching programming. The change to MS-DOS came with Windows 3.1 and a change to teaching how to use Microsoft Word and Excel.Ostensibly because these were skills relevant to business, but I suspect because the kids were better programmers than the people trying to teach them.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Great changes, but sssh don't mention the...

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Re: The fixation with 'serarch' for everything

How can Canonical have copied Windows when Canonical got there first?

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Re: The narcissism of small differences

Agreed and +1 from me. I find iOS and OS X also force you to do things a certain way and I find it very frustrating.

GNOME 3.12: Pixel perfect ... but homeless

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"it's intuitive, tidy, and pretty (the DE, not my wife)."

You're a braver man than me cmannett85. Ever considered posting as AC?

It's 2014 and you can pwn a PC by opening a .RTF in Word, Outlook

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Interesting inclusion

...'and Office for Mac 2011 are vulnerable,'


Reality check: Java 8 finally catches a multi-core break

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Re: And when can you use this in Android?

"Basically, I think of Android as a fork of Java 6."

NoNoNo! its a completely new thing... with the same API. See Oracle vs Google

Pakistan's YouTube ban may end after Google removes anti-Muslim vid

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No Pakistan..

..don't let them in! You'll be buried in skateboarding dogs!

Fanbois sent into FITS of RAGE by fake Steve Jobs statue competition

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Hey Fanbois

...and Fangrls

Apple doesn't love you. Just your money.

(Granted - all other companies only love your money too)

Dashboard Siri! Take me to the airport! NO, NOT the RUNWAY! Argh!

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Do not want

I wouldn't buy a car with one of these. Also makes no sense for car manufacturers to target a shrinking slice of the population as iPhone market share is going down.

In spinning rust we TRUST: HGST slips out screamingly fast ... HDD

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Re: Price?

Should also last longer than SSD

Github brews text editor for developers

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Re: Eight Gigs And Constantly Swapping

Sorry don't get that. Are thy making it swap more or less?

Redmond in particular are known for their bloatware and Cupertino for not not doing anything that doesn't look absolutely perfect (even though it only works if you hold it right).

Apple throws sueball at China's patent office over Siri clone

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Re: Did anyone read the article??

Isn't that the essence of the Apple case against Samsung? Sammy do the same thing in a different way but that means they are violating Apple patents.

Yes! New company smartphones! ... But I don't WANT one

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I'm seriously falling out with the idea of a smartphone. I have constantly upgraded to get more features and different ways of connecting to things.

First it was a small phone. Then synchronizing calendars, contacts and To Dos over a wire.

Then email and integration with Exchange and cloud services. All this costs me money in data plans and roaming charges

Now I'm seriously thinking about having a phone thats just a phone. Small, light, battery that lasts for a week or so between charges and only pay for the (tiny number of) calls and texts that I use.

I have a tablet which can handle all the other stuff on WiFi I don't need to pay for. Why do I need a smartphone?

Nokia to launch low-cost Android phone this month – report

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Paris Hilton

Straw Poll

All those of you out there rubbishing WP, how many have used Windows Phone 7 or 8 for any length of time (i.e. at least 6 months)?

Up vote for 'No, I just know its rubbish because its not iOS / Android.'.

Down vote for 'Yes, I know what its like from experience.'.

Judge sighs at 'whack-a-mole' lawsuits as Apple deals blow to Samsung

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Historians have this way of neatening things. 100 years war sounds so much nicer than 116 years war.

Boffins measure 27 quantum states of light

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Re: You must have seen the movie, you must have read the book


Java, Android were THE wide-open barn doors of security in 2013 - report

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Re: Let's make it clear

"Of course, Android is not Linux when it has security problems and is Linux when market share is quoted. Sort of a particle/wave duality..."


Meet the BlackBerry wizardry that created its 'better Android than Android'

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Re: "If it uses QNX rather than Linux"

"Linux originally ran on 80386 machines, which were considerably less powerful than even the most modest ARM phone."

QNX didn't even need that much processing power and was supported on 8088

Apple Schill-er: 'I was shocked - SHOCKED! They went and copied the iPhone'

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Re: Pathetic lawsuit

That is not what he said, or really what the law suit is about. Samsung have copied the look and feel of the iDevices, and he said he likes the design elements of Apple devices enough to shell out his hard earned.

If you look into it, everything that Apple have innovated already existed before, and they copied it. What Apple are really great at is packaging other peoples' innovations in products people want to buy.

Fukushima fearmongers: It's your fault Japan dumped CO2 targets

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Re: No middle ground for the hard Greens...

That is just not true. Trees take carbon out of the atmosphere over hundreds of years which is then released in minutes when they are burned. Added to the fact the energy density of wood is nowhere near that of fossil fuels and we end up with massive deforestation

Like iPads? Like stuff called AIR? Here's our REVIEW ROUNDUP-squared

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New iPad

Now with 'Air' in the name

It's the software, stupid: Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch bags big apps

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I have more than two criteria for a watch.

The first is that it's face is clear, easy to read and no bigger than an inch in height or width (or diameter if round)

The second is that the whole thing is no more 3.5mm thick.

The third that the battery last at least a year.

Superstar cluster-Zuck as Facebook tries out celeb-only edition

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Re: Defining a celebrity

Mmm...Melanie Sykes!

Beer for obvious reasons

Fanbois smash iPhone 5s much sooner than iPhone 3s ... but WHY?

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Re: Nokia!

I dropped one down a drain in the street. Spring loaded clamshell flipped it right out of my hand. I assume that killed it but don't know for sure.

Nokia flops out its 4G, 4.7-inch WHOPPER: The Lumia 625

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Re: Some daring

Some people keep their phone for more than one season

Paypal makes man 1000x as rich as the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE

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Re: @Zmodem

"In the UK, when you purchase something with a credit card that is over £100 in value, the credit card company is equally liable for it."

Quite true. In-fact you only need to part pay for something e.g. pay the deposit on your car, to get this protection.

US Navy robot stealth fighter in first unmanned carrier landings

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Re: Very Nice.

Most of the flying done by RN pilots during the Falklands was from carriers bobbing up and down during storms.

Outlook son of Hotmail goes titsup for many in the US and UK

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Re: Does anyone with a clue use

"Well all I can say is what wisdom is there in trusting MS and perhaps the NSA with your personal or professional communications?"

About as much as using gmail, or indeed just about any email provider.

Elon Musk's Grasshopper tops 300m, lands safely

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Re: Totally useless "technology" "invention".

Jake does have a bit of a point, if all we've done in 44 years, with the massively more powerful computing resources available to us is make it work on earth with something a bit bigger.

Americans attempt to throw off oppressive, unresponsive rulers on 4th of July

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Re: WTF...

Not exactly. At the point NATO invaded Afghanistan, the Taliban were the legitimate government.

Bigger than Twitter: Opera releases rebuilt Chromium-based browser

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I installed it this morning. Nice shiny clean PC after an upgrade to 64 bit...get my favourite browser...Ooh! an update...what?...where is Opera Link?...how do I get all my book marks back?...my speed dial?...Hmm... maybe I still have the installer for the old version on my dev box?...yep! trash this thing and install the old one...all present and correct...Happy :o)

Apple launches global 'iWatch' trademark blitz

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LAPD owns this : http://lapdonline.org/iwatchla

Windows 8.1: So it's, er, half-speed ahead for Microsoft's Plan A

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Re: If car manufacturers were to do the same...

To be fair some automatic chokes were a bit of a joke but automatic or manual the choke disappeared with the carburetter. Fuel injection enriches the mixture by the simple method of putting more fuel in ;)

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Re: LOL yet another big FU from MS

No. I expect them to have different user interfaces for touch and mouse/keyboard. Its not that radical an idea: see iOS / OS X. It wouldn't be so bad if they had pulled off windows is windows wherever, but nope. We have 3 different operating systems for 3 different device classes and thats that. Why foist the same user interface on all of them. Microsoft need to get their heads around the fact that a mouse is not a finger and a finger is not a mouse.

P.S. I have a windows phone and the UI works really well on it, so tried win 8... and went back to win 7 after a week of suffering.

MSX: The Japanese are coming! The Japanese are coming!

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Re: shurly some mishtake

Whats a couple of powers of ten between friends eh?

Apple: iOS7 dayglo Barbie makeover is UNFINISHED - report

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Stock dips as fanbois complain of dodgy Wi-Fi on MacBook Air

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There is no problem

People are just holding it wrong.



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