* Posts by Simon 26

20 publicly visible posts • joined 8 Dec 2009

Tablet sales remain bitter, but Nougat tipped to sweeten the market

Simon 26

Apple knock-off

s/iPad Pro/Galaxy Note Pro/g

Samsung sued over 'lackadaisical' Android security updates

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Re: disgrunted owner of an original Nexus 7

That is not my experience after putting Cyanogenmod 12.1 on 2 Nexus 7 v1 tablets in recent times - they are both jogging along nicely, and capable of running multiple apps.

Raspberry Pi celebrates fourth birthday with fruity version 3

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They are in stock, at least in this obscure corner of Europe, as I bought one at lunchtime and have it sitting on my desk next to me. They were selling like hotcakes though.

Apple – it's true: iPad Pro slabs freeze when plugged in to charge

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... that is ONE novel feature that they didn't copy from Samsung's Note Pro. :-)

Your gadget batteries endanger planes, says Boeing

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I have a friend, who shall remain nameless to protect the guilty, who almost set a passenger jet on fire.

He was at the airport, waiting in departure when his name was announced over the tannoy. He was met by a number of securitry people and driven out to the plane.

"Is that your bag , Sir?"

"It kind of looks like it...err...what happened?"

They were loading the baggage/refuelling when his *rucksack* fell off the baggage trolley under the wing of the plane. Due to the fact that he was a radio amateur he had a 12 volt small car battery in it, without any protection on the terminals, loose, bouncing around. The battery took exception to being dropped and the bag went up in flames.

The pilot had some words of advice for my friend and pointed out that with that battery in the hold over the atlantic there would have been little that could have been done to stop a fire.

My friend retrieved a charred bible from the bag and later told me that Jesus had saved him and his family and indeed everyone on the plane. It was not explained why Jesus didn't give him the good sense to not put something that could spontaneously combust in a bag in the hold of a plane.

Chunky Swedish ice maiden: Volvo XC60 D4 Manual EE Lux Nav

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So I'm not the only one who has watched Crazy People :-)

Who wants to be an advertising executive ?

Me, Me, Me.

Who wants to be a fire engine ?


One step closer to robot butlers: Dyson flashes vid of vacuum sucker bot

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I'd buy that for a Dollar!

... but not more than that because the Dysons that I have seen are overpriced, fragile, gaudy tat marketed to rubes.

Total APPLE DESKTOP ABSENCE set to last past XMAS - sources

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Rotten Fruit in non-fake-shortage shocker!

That is all.

Orée outs wood-carved keyboard

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No pictures of what lays underneath/what source keyboard is used either here in the article or on the website makes me nervous about how nice it will be to type on.

Facebook phone app attempts to seize ALL YOUR MAIL

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Big Brother

All you FaceBitches

are belong to us.

Vatican subtly shifts its position on The Blues Brothers

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How do they rate..

The Pope Must Die ?

A totally corrupt and very scheming Vatican in league with mobsters and arms dealers looking to put a feeble idiot into the role of pope - and the film is pretty much the same, except with the surreal idea of a decent man getting the job by accident.

Belkin YourType Folio

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1. Buy an etch-a-sketch from the Rotten Apple

2. Then connect up a dodgy, wobbly keyboard that would shame a laptop from Trotters Independent Traders.

= you have something almost as usable* as a cheapo laptop.

* usable that is, if you ignore the wobbling, case/keyboard combination that is wobbling about on your lap and is a pain in the arse to type on.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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I stopped reading the review...

...when it said there was no SD card slot - without that what *exactly* is the shiny thing for ?

Fast-fingered oldster relieves shop worker of iPhone cash

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A crime

... that relies on the greed and willingness of the "victim" to buy dodgy/stolen goods.

= not much of a crime.

First reports on XM-25 Judge Dredd smartgun in A'Stan

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We'll design our own

The rangefinding laser will be replaced with a ball of string, it'll come into service 15 years later than it should, BAE will get billions and the weapon will be shit.

Just like all the other make-job/waste money defence projects that have gone before.

Man charged in bizarre EXPLODING VIBRATOR plot

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Let's see...

if he likes it up him.

Think tank rages at NHS' £700 bill for fertility clinic porn

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She should be happy...

... to have so many men strumming up business.

IT engineer fights spider with improvised flamethrower

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There's a...

"P" missing from his name.

Home Secretary unmoved by last-ditch McKinnon protests

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Do get on with it!

If he'd shut up and done his time he'd probably be out of jail by now.

Google chief: Only miscreants worry about net privacy

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The true mission statement of Google:

do, know evil