* Posts by andy 10

20 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

Epic, Spotify, ProtonMail and pals rise up as one against Apple's 30% cut, call for end to Cupertino-style markets

andy 10

How about...

Instead of being whiny little bitches why don’t these companies get together and make their own phone, OS, dev tools, and cloud services. They can then charge whatever they want and let whoever they want run app stores...

This image-recognition neural net can be trained from 1.2 million pictures in the time it takes to make a cup o' tea

andy 10

Re: Accuracy

"So a bit better than flipping a coin"

Assuming they used the highest level categories there are around 30 so random chance would be more like 3 - 4%, if they used the lower level categories (somethng like 20k I believe) then you're looking at a fraction of a percent...

However no point in doing in that fast really when you can train for a bit longer and get to ~90%

Mystery Kindle update will block readers from books after Wednesday

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Re: It's just a CA update

"As someone noted, though, the Kindle reboots multiple times in so doing. Why would this be necessary for a key change unless something else is happening internal to the device?"

I believe there is a minimum supported firmware version before it can install the March 2016 update so if you haven't updated for a very long time there may be multiple updates...

Beleaguered Microsoft customers: Streamline your licensing

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CAL Requirement

"*Now you must think I am mistaken..."

You are mistaken, you can licence SQL Server by number of cores for web use/if you don't want to or can't calculate CAL requirements...

Windows Server/IIS for web use doesn't need CAL's (and that's right there in the doc you linked...)

Amazon enrages authors as it switches to 'pay-per-page' model

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Re: So much fail

Yep fail indeed...

It's not books you buy, it's books you read while paying a fixed subscription, the pot of money Amazon are paying out stays the same but more of it goes to the authors who write books actually worth reading.

Not seeing a problem with this...

If your kid blew $$$s on in-app tat, Google has a slice of $19m+ for you

andy 10


$10 Play store credit for everyone, $16m for the lawyers...

Teen jailed for ARMED ROBBERY says he and pals had been inspired by Grand Theft Auto

andy 10


So he's a weak minded loser. If it hadn't been GTA it would have been something else...

Auntie touts e-babysitting ... and no £15,000 in-app purchase shocks

andy 10

Re: Shurely shome mishtake?

But unlike Android users at least they've had sex...

Library e-books to become too tatty to lend

andy 10

“many models that may need to be tested before we reach the optimum outcome”

I assume they meant "optimum income"..?

Apple T&C upsets philanthropic developers

andy 10

Do it as a review...

They should just get one of their mates to write a review including that the money is going to charity and then get everyone they know to vote it up so it sits there at the top.

Steve Jobs clarifies 'Subscription Gate' confusion with more confusion

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@Ralph 5

"it isn't bad compared to selling through conventional retail outlets"

Ignoring the fact that the internet isn't a conventional retail outlet, you'll probably notice that the price of a magazine/paper in the shop is a lot higher than if you buy straight from the source - something which Apple has specifically disallowed.

"Apple seems to be largely covering its costs"

Are you having a laugh? 30% for payment processing - and you can't really argue that you're just covering costs when you're forcing people to use your service...

The main problem is it's being forced on everyone - for those that don't need payment processing, for those whose margins are too tight to give up 30% - tough shit, use our service or no more iOS apps, and it's going to mean higher prices for us (whether we use iOS or not) and less money going to the people who actually create/provide the content.

UK.gov braces for Anonymous hacklash

andy 10

Why is it illegal?

Surely a denial of service attack on a website - when people have downloaded the required software and have chosen to participate - is equivalent to lorry drivers doing a go slow on the motorway or people blocking the entrance to a shop.

Unless the people arrested were running a botnet I don't get why it's illegal...

Utah to honour Browning M1911 semi-automatic

andy 10

Ahh, but the Glock is an Austrian gun...

If only someone else had been there with a Browning!

ISPs battle EU child pornography filter laws

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"...preventing internet users from being accidentally exposed to child pornography."

In nearly 20 years of access to the internet, much of it with far less filtering/control (and including my teenage years spent pretty much exclusively searching for porn), i've never seen any child porn.

Anyone who says they viewed it by accident is a lying pedo!

'Unlimited' ads are dumb and misleading, says 3

andy 10

I'll still take the unlimited...

On a 750MB plan they'll start charging you at 750MB + 1KB, on 'unlimited' with 750MB FUP they may or may not use technical measures when you go over but at least you won't get charged any more - definitely the less shit option for most people.

'Lost' iPhone 4G brouhaha: Jobs gets on the job

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a title

"Yes, they may have had "millions and millions" of hits off the back of this affair, but will advertisers queue up to be associated with a site tarnished by it and whatever legal proceedings it engenders?"

Millions of millions of hits == millions and millions of ad impressions so I reckon most of them will deal...

What I don't understand is how Chen gets any journalistic protection when he's actually committed a crime, surely the shield laws are there to protect journalists who, for example, impede an investigation by refusing to name a source, not those who knowingly buy stolen goods..?

Bing search bribery a retailer magnet

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@Remember... the 28th of November

Sorry, thats my first day off after payday.. I'll be spending the equivalent of 3 or 4 people on some new toys!

Spotify: iPhone sideloads for £120 a year, unlimited

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Not only will it not stream..

But since the iphone doesn't allow background tasks every time you want to send a text, look something up on the web, play a game etc. etc. you have to stop the music/quit the app.

Not their fault but unfortunately still makes it useless...

Ofcom coughs 3G coverage maps

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Am I the only one that thinks it's tough shit

People who live out in the country are constantly banging on about all the reasons why living in the country is so much better than living in the city, they wouldn't give it up for anything etc.

Well there are disadvantages too... Suck it up!

Having said that it should be made easier to find out if somewhere has coverage or not before you buy i.e somewhere to put your postcode in and it gives you full (and easy to understand) information about coverage in that, and the surrounding area.

Opera Software reinvents complete irrelevance

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Says the man who runs a price comparison website...

Not exactly an innovator yourself...


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