* Posts by Paul 135

442 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Jun 2009


Amazon may finally get its hands on .amazon after world's DNS overseer loses patience

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They should have stuck to the old system and made it even more rigid, insisting that companies may only use a .com or .co. domain. It was obvious from its announcement that this new TLD system would only make things a confusing mess.

I also think companies who cannot call themselves by an original name, instead redefining words, deserve scorn. Amazon is first and foremost a rainforest.

FYI: Drone maker DJI's 'Get it on Google Play' website button definitely does not get the app from Google Play...

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Big Brother

Wise up El Reg and stop interfering. I would vastly prefer if all app manufacturers just gave me the.apk rather than giving Google a monopoly over application distribution and hence forcing me to install Google Play on my devices (where they get a dirty 30% cut of all apps sold - or something like that).

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

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I am not surprised at BT as I believe they actively discriminate against men. They use automated psychological testing after job applications which will eliminate candidates before a human being has even looked at their CV. Upon discussing the answers they wanted, it seems that they are actively selecting against male brains regardless of otherwise skill or experience.

Twitter cries for help to solve existential crisis of whether it's Good

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Orwellian "hate speech" should not exist as a concept. The fact that so many straight white males have allowed such an abominable concept to be pushed indicates how weak and pathetic many of us have become.

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Re: Are SJW do-gooders Good?

Indeed, a bit like how The Register is becoming with banning of non-"right on" opinions.

UK's Just Eat faces probe after woman tweets chat-up texts from 'delivery guy'

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No, the problem is your heterophobia/sexualphobia

Why? What if she liked him and they got married and then had many children? It would be called "romantic".

Microsoft president exits US govt's digital advisory board as tech leaders quit over Trump

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Just who the hell do these tech companies think they are? They're supposed to be talking about the economy yet get involved in promoting anti-white racism and pro-Communist ideology. All they are proving is that no white patriot can now trust these companies.

Google bins white supremacist site after it tries to host-hop away from GoDaddy

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Re: Nazis love diversity

Nationalism with strong borders actually maintains global diversity. Destroying borders and flooding white countries with the rest of the world only removes white people from the gene pool (along with all the huge diversity already expressed within white phenotypes). A white minority is already projected in every major country across the West within mere decades - so may of you need to WAKE UP and realise that what you see as a moral crusade is nothing if the sort.

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Re: No-win

Well, we already know Google are anti-white scumbags so I have no idea what you are getting impatient about.

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Re: As much as I hate nazis...

"simple demographic trends" across the West should maybe make white people wake up across the West and THINK whether it is really such a good idea to be throwing such labels around against people who might actually have a point concerning white people on projection to lose all major homelands within mere decades.

Google and its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week in full

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But why do efforts need to be made to "encourage" women or so-called "minorities" to go into certain fields at all? The fields in discussion shouldn't be advertising on those bases at all. If certain people don't want to enter certain fields then so be it.

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Re: Out of Date Discussion

You are foolishly making the assumption that just because technology fields do not have a 50:50 male:female ratio that this is somehow unfair. The reality is that men and women prefer different things. Given this fact one could actually argue that a 90:10 male:female ratio would actually be fair - that would actually be more than generous to women in the workplace in many situations e.g. the number of females in my university Electrical Engineering class was in an even lower proportion than that!

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Re: Does this firing thing only work one way?

The Daily Mail is also pretty PC and liberal compared to reality.

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Re: Now you see

Hard to get someone as stupid as the author of this article.

Starts off with the old "bigot" line for anyone who disagrees with him - as usual with people who like to throw around this word, the very definition of bigotry itself.

Then in complete denial that if you want to talk about overall trends in employment then general biological preferences will be relevant.

Assange offers job to sacked Google diversity manifestbro

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Re: Assange shouts at world to stop forgetting him

Rubbish. Google IS pushing destructive politics detrimental to western Civilization. If his company is pushing politics then he has a right to challenge them.

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Re: Well..

You would think people involved in technology would have a brain and not fall for this nonsense you have just came out with. OF COURSE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN ARE BIOLOGICAL!!!

IETF moves meeting from USA to Canada to dodge Trump travel ban

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Re: stupid politics

Agreed though there is no such thing as "Islamophobia". There is no "phobia" or "ism" if you say anything negative about the white man so should not be about anyone else.

Talk of tech innovation is bullsh*t. Shut up and get the work done – says Linus Torvalds

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Re: Git command line

What the hell are you talking about? ClearCase was one of the better version control systems.

Two words, Mozilla: SPEED! NOW! Quit fiddling and get serious

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Re: You await some decision?

No one was removing anyone's "rights". "Gays" do not have the "right" to destroy an institution that has existed for millennia as the backbone of civilisation -- an institution with primary purpose that to ensure the well-being of children (the genuinely most vulnerable and future generations) in an optimum, stable environment where they can thrive.

The fact that Eich was booted for not conforming to unthinking narrow-minded liberal group-think indicates the state of management within Mozilla. This is reflected in the misdirection, lack of good prioritisation, and deterioration of their product as exemplified by wasting resources on an OS, the pointless fiddling to create the ugly abomination Australis, a badly redesigned menu where you ahve to "customise" to get all features, useless features such as "Pocket" on their toolbar while not having this such as a standardised share interface. They also ditched genuinely useful software such as Thunderbird.

Roses are red, violets are blue, fake-news-detecting AI is fake news, too

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"Fake news" = a desperate fad created by the out-of-touch liberal media and establishment out of panic when they are losing. The equivalent of sticking their fingers in their ears and screaming as they don't want to listen to why few people believe the lies, distortions of truth and omission by selective non-reporting of inconvenient un-PC facts in the overwhelmingly liberal-biased mainstream media.

Prepare your popcorn: Wikipedia deems the Daily Mail unreliable

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Has it? The Daily Mail is often notoriously PC, especially with regards to ce sorting comments.

All this is showing is the political bias of this particular clique within Wikipedia. I note they are not interested in listing the notoriously biased BBC as unreliable. That said, both are far more reliable than Wikipedia itself.

Grumpy Trump trumped, now he's got the hump: Muslim ban beaten back by appeals court

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What has this got to do with IT or technology? All such articles are doing are devaluing The Register and placing it as just another axis of the untrustworthy, out-of-touch, looney libtard media.

Want to come to the US? Be prepared to hand over your passwords if you're on Trump's hit list

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You do realize that India has FAR stricter immigration laws than the USA, right?

Pains us to run an Apple article without the words 'fined', 'guilty' or 'on fire' in it, but here we are

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Waha my 2 year old Sony Xperia Z3 has better features in many ways than this! Water resistant and stereo speakers WITH a headphone socket and higher IP68 rating, higher resolution and dpi screen, more RAM, expandable storage, FM radio, bigger battery. How the hell does Apple get away with so many sales at such a ridiculous price?

Toshiba flashes 100TB QLC flash drive, may go on sale within months. Really

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Re: "Quad Level Cell (QLC)"

Just rename the whole lot 1LC, 2LC, 3LC, 4LC, 5LC etc. and be done with it!

Samsung points high-speed Z-SSD smack-bang at XPoint

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What process is Samsung using here? I read that the only reason it could get it's TLC VNAND to be reliable in the EVO 850 was to use a larger 40 nm process, so am wondering if it's the same here.

Kaspersky so very sorry after suggesting its antivirus will get you laid

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This article is rampant heterophobia at its worst.

Let’s re-invent small phones! Small screens! And rubber buttons!

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Re: Xperia Pro

A few reasons why I thought this was the best:

Nice ergonomic shape and easy to grip. Good ergonomics on keys and could touch type with accuracy.

Was brilliant to be able to browse the Web on landscape and easy to hold phone while doing so. I had a key assigned to the address bar to easily input a Web address and could use keyboard shortcuts for many functions. Only problem was too slow in general, mainly due to a 512MB RAM.

Was beautiful to use on landscape in general as you could type and see what you were typing at the same time - just like touch-typing on a PC. So good not to have the virtual keyboard obscure the screen and make landscape use impossible as on these modern keyboardless phones.

PS: typed this on an Xperia Z3, SwiftKey, and it was painful by comparison to do so, with many mistakes. I blame the media for all the ihype and for not hyping landscape keyboard phones enough, resulting in the latter no longer existing.

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Re: Best smartphone/keyboard design

No, Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro. All they need to do was upgrade the processor and maybe a slightly bigger screen. Still running one on Android Lollipop (LegacyXperia Cyanogenmod 12.1) on a fast U3 SD card and works well. If they ever updated it would be superior to my Xperia Z3 in so many ways.

Women account for just one fifth of the EU’s 8m IT jobs

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Re: none issue

Newshock for you: male and female ARE different, and have different interests. Accept it and move on. In my A-level physics class there were zero girls.

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua 4G: The Android smartie that can take its drink

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Re: SD Storage question

There are big changes on this front coming in the next version of Android, Marshmallow, which will make SD storage transparent and this not an issue any more. No doubt this will receive the update, so I wouldn't worry.

A gold MacBook with just ONE USB port? Apple, you're DRUNK

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Same problem with ethernet

Laptop manufacturers pointlessly removing it even though you can implement a slim slide out version.

The Glorious Resolution: Feast your eyes on 5 HiDPI laptops

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Re: Elephant in the room

... that, along with colour accuracy, where most mobile phones put laptops to shame at actually being able to cover sRGB.

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Re: real work?

Just when are these idiotic laptop companies going to realise this? HiDPI means nothing when the screen real-estate is exactly as useless as on 16:9. We have been shouting and shouting about this for YEARS but they just DON'T LISTEN. How can they not understand that Apple has dominated the high-end of the laptop market by making 16:10 screens with near-perfect colour accuracy -- replicate these two elements and you will own the most profitable market segment, as I know few people who actually want to use Apple's proprietary OS/keyboard/drivers etc. Can the laptop manufacturers really be that stupid, or has Apple used its vast financial resources to bully the panel manufacturers and manipulate the market?

Additionally, it is a lie that there is more screen available on a wider screen as an identically-sized diagonal on 16:9 will have a smaller area than on 16:10.

This is why we CAN have nice things: Samsung Galaxy Alpha

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Z3 Compact is also cheaper at £350.

(not so sure that Samsung's Fingerprint scanners work well enough to be considered a plus point either).

Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?

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Re: Great battery

The Z3 Compact really deserves its own separate review. For many, if not most people, it will be the better phone with more hand-friendly size, and much cheaper at £350.

According to other reviews, the Z3 Compact's battery performance is also not merely "similar" but even better, essentially beating every other phone out there: http://www.gsmarena.com/battery-test.php3

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Re: It's all very well churning out new stuff...


How much is Microsoft earning from its Android taxes again?

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Re: Xperia Z3 Compact

£350, though it has essentially top-end specs in a compact frame, and for that it is quite good value compared to certain other fruity competition.


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Re: never forget though

"Same with phones and batteries - they're not glued in to make it hard to replace, but rather because we demand the biggest possible battery with the most features in the smallest possible space, the thing that has to be sacrified if the screws and clips and mechanisms which allow everything to be quickly taken apart. We asked for that, and we got it!"

No, "we" did not ask for that. A few fruit-cult members prominent in the media, caring about form and "thinness" over function made excuses for that and sent out propaganda which the laymen masses simply accepted at face value. Many of us objected, for there is no reason why a design cannot be robust, elegant, refined and compact yet also allow removable batteries. The fact that some companies have been unable to do it says more about their lack of engineering talents.

Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

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Re: Can't wait

"ctrl-t transpose the two characters around the cursor, system wide"

What is your use-case for that?

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this has existed for some time elsewhere...

KDE Plasma widgets. It's a superior implementation to anything MS has here. Widgets on the desktop or "panel" (takbar) as well as a "Widget Dashboard" view if you want to have quick access to them. I also think the complete widget-based desktop works well and like the flexibility and organisation that the "folder view" widgets add for file access.

NSFW: Click here, watch iPhone 6 being TORTURED

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Re: Gutted

but was it a Blendtec blender?

Apple iPhone 6: Looking good, slim. AW... your battery died

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Re: Controlled testing, please, not just anecdotal observations

So, around the same as the Moto G, which calibrated to GSMArena's tests = 54h:


On the same test the (smaller!) Sony Z3 Compact = 101h.


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Sony Z3 Compact

Indeed, poor after spending double what they could, in particular on the Z3 Compact, and getting a worse phone as a result.

I see the Z3 Compact, in particular, is showing some amazing battery life stats that seems to out-class all other phones on the market:


The Z3 Compact has also quite a bit smaller dimensions than the iPhone 6, yet with similarly-sized screen:


As well as waterproofing, 20MP camera with 1/2.3" sensor, SD expandable storage, double the RAM, stereo speakers, active noise cancellation headset, FM radio, MHL, more interoperable OS.

Ericsson follows Broadcom to modem Mordor

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Re: Nvidia and Intel

OK, nVidia was Icera. Intel was Infineon -- where was the British start-up there?

iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?

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Re: Premium Android

" i wonder how much of that reported loss is down to historic events that they're paying down or writing off?"

You have it in one here -- most of that loss was related to some obscure accounting voodoo around "goodwill" relating to the purchase of Sony Ericsson, rather than being a pure operating loss. Something that has been completely ignored in this doom-mongering article.

Sony are here to stay, and are producing excellent products with the new Z3 Compact occupying a niche that puts the iPhone 6 to shame with a huge battery life, much smaller dimensions for similar scree and waterproofing and half the price. Yet I hear little in the press, where the reality distortion field maintained with all those brown envelopes in the back pocket and free wining and dining (though given El reg keeps moaning about not being invited to such affairs, I wonder why they are even complicit on giving coverage to the reality distortion field at all?)

JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!

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Re: If i had a vote

I think you are misunderstanding that 50 million vs 5 million argument. That was in response to the idea of moving towards a fully federalised UK. A federal system will work better if each component is of similar size.

The irony of the SNP being in favour of the EU is more that it illustrates they clearly don't want "independence" at all.

Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?

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Re: Err...

"When the earlier iPhones were being sold, they were generally distinguishably better than competing products"

Only if you lived in the US, paid their extortionate prices, and used the ibferior selection of US phones available. If you lived in Europe you were going along with the media hope in the Anglo sphere driven from the US (in other European countries where they don't speak English the brainwashing never took off to the same extent).

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Re: OnePlus One

All Sony and most Motorola phones have FM Radios.

Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch

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Sony Z3 Compact for the win!