* Posts by Andy Tunnah

243 posts • joined 24 May 2007


HTC breaks with tradition to push out 2 phones someone might actually want to buy

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I'll take the "small" one

Why are phones so obsessed with being enormous. I've got an S7 currently, and while it needs an upgrade (it's definitely getting crippled software size; fingerprints take ages, wireless constantly needs turning off and on, all gremlins I reckon they've put in) all phones seem to come with screens so big you need a bloody handbag just to carry em around.

Anything over 6" feels like a waste (giggidy)

Some Brits reckon broadband got worse after lockdown – but that's just what happens when you're online 12 hours straight

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Re: Unfortunately

"When was the last time all living humans were on Earth simultaneously?" you do realise this is a real question ? Astronauts, eejit.

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Er not quite

My life is exactly the same as it was pre-COVID, and the internet has gotten worse. Hell they dropped the speed a good chunk, from 60mbit down to 40mbit on a good day. But I put it down to them slowing down speeds to maintain better performance across the board with everyone at home. But ya, the internet is way WAY worse (I get dropped connections several times a week now, instead of the weeks on end with no drops like previous)

Equifax finally coughs up the money for its 2017 monster hack… to the banks for having to cancel your cards

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Re: Business as usual

Why wouldn't they carry on as normal ? Not like they have any incentive to do otherwise. It's a joke. A horrible, rotten, soul crushing joke, the way US regulates its industries.

Huawei unfolds latest shot at the phone-tablet hybrid with reinforced hinge and reassuringly Xs-sive price

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Uh oh

I smell a lawsuit. No way in HELL Apple are gonna let this fly. I know Chinese companies tend to play fast and loose with copyright and trademark infringement, but this is beyond the pale. I mean really, just copying Apple's pricing policy like that ? Shameless.

Take it Huawei, Pai: Senate passes bill to rip 'dodgy' kit from rural telcos

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Uh oh

<wrong thread. How do I delete a comment>

Remember that clinical trial, promoted by President Trump, of a possible COVID-19 cure? So, so, so many questions...

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Re: The most important statement in the whole article.

Not only do they not care that he's naked, they're envious of it, as they wish they got to be naked too.

Trump supporters don't care what he says or does. They're on his "side" because they view this as a very simple thing - a culture war. And he's their guy. Doesn't matter what else happens, at the end of the day he's attacking "them", and as long as he keeps on their side, he can't do no wrong.

We’ve had enough of your beach-blocking shenanigans, California tells stubborn Sun co-founder: Kiss our lawsuit

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Re: Academics

lol, because of all the violent raping he'll undergo!

Fucking hell mate that's a right knee slapper of a joke.

Ex from Hell gets six years for online stalking and revenge pics rampage at two women

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Re: My guess, he's lucky to be alive

Er excuse me but you wanna wind it back a bit there ? Absolutely allow nude pics. Allow nude videos. Record you doing whatever the hell you want, and share them with a partner, add some spice in your life. Give em a surprise at work, give em a surprise out on a do, give em a surprise while they're taking a dump. Raunch from your partner is fantastic, and I am firmly against this climate of "well you shouldn't have taken em in the first place". No, let's just start stringing up the sick bastards who put em out to the wider world by their danglies.

Radio nerd who sipped NHS pager messages then streamed them via webcam may have committed a crime

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If you leave your house unlocked and someone burgles you, it's still a crime, you walnut.

In a touching show of solidarity with the NBA and Blizzard, Apple completely caves to China on HK protest app

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Lemme just pop my tinfoil hat on and...

OK so

> that the app was being used maliciously to target individual officers for violence and to victimize individuals and property where no police are present.

This line made me more suspicious than usual. I had a very tinfoil-flavoured thought on the matter. What if, realising the bad publicity this would cause, Apple and the Chinese police/army (same thing really at this point) came to an agreement wherein they would stage incidents to warrant the removal of the app. Apple looks like they're protecting cops, China has "examples" of HK citizenry attacking police, which could be then further spun into action against HK protesters.

I'll admit it's a bit out there, but considering how many tricks China is pulling with planting protesters and instigating situations to soften the impact of their violent responses. Hell, at the moment are there even any actual HK citizens in the HK police ? Because it sure seems like the current crop of HK "police" seem very..army'ish

The '$4.4m a year' bug: Chipotle online orders swallowed by JavaScript credit-card form blunder

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Why the 'tude my dude ?

It's a problem for both the website AND the autofill system. The autofill system should detect that it's a 2 character limit and therefore put in the last 2.

And I think the number is a good one. The amount of times I've been ordering unnecessary stuff, and the slight roadblock makes me cancel the whole thing. From big bags of biltong from prime, to just random crap on ebay. That minor setback is a great test to see if you actually want it enough to..ergh..check out the order manually.

GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name

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I guess I never made that connection. I've called people a gimp, don't get me wrong, but I've never linked Gimp and gimp. Weird how that works.

And I'm not saying that in a sarky way. I'm actually OK with all of this. Like we stopped using spacker, and other insults to people's physical well being. If all I have to do to stop a person feeling insulted, is change 1 word, it feels like literally the least effort I could make.

Glimpse makes it sound like a Chinese knock off though

Boffins ready to go live with system that will track creatures great and small from space

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Keep an eye on facebook

When the inevitable crossing of PETA and eejits who think radio waves cause cancer happens, it's gonna be something crazy.

Tech jocks tell Trump: Tariff tiff with China will not achieve what you think it will achieve

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Re: RE: "lower middle class and working class people..."

>How does the trade war -- the retaliatory tariffs imposed by China -- help American companies? Don't they shrink the American market share by making Chinese consumers prefer non-American products?

The way I heard it said by someone smarter than me is that it's a stealth tax. Trump talks big about punishing China, but the tariffs aren't paid by China they're paid by US consumers, and it basically becomes a tax that disproportionately affects the working class - 25% tax on the essentials, and run of the mill appliances and items will never be felt by anyone who earns a good wage. But working class folks have a real risk of bleeding over it.

It's raising billions extra off the middle class, and his base eats it up because it's labelled as punishing the foreigners

Timely Trump tariffs tax tech totally: 25 per cent levy on modems, fiber optics, networking gear, semiconductors…

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He's basically introduced a new tax. His base will eat it up, all the while paying a bit more for a LOT of things. And it's the poorest who get more

Key to success: Tenants finally get physical keys after suing landlords for fitting Bluetooth smart-lock to front door

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Re: Terms and Conditions and Conditions and Conditions...

You're less sticking it to the man and fucking over a driver.

I know we're all mostly joking around here, but just in case anyone gets a bright idea - don't take up a driver's time by going over T&Cs. You're not doing anything except stopping that lad earning, as they get paid per parcel, and have less than zero control over..well, anything.

Using a free VPN? Why not skip the middleman and just send your data to President Xi?

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Re: "at least you know who the owners are"

>Do you trust someone whose money come from utterly exploiting people?

You do realise how incredibly insulting that statement is to adult entertainment working women, right ?

'DerpTroll' derps into plea deal, admits DDoS attacks on EA, Steam, Sony game servers

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10 years ?

Didn't a guy just get 2 years for literally killing a young lass via food allergy ?

Imagine getting a 5x longer sentence for slightly inconveniencing gamers.

Six lawsuits against FCC's 5G idiocy – that $2bn windfall for telcos – is bundled into one appeals court sueball

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I love Republicans

They're just absolutely shameless. They claim to be all about small government, less federal interference, but the moment the profits of one of their corporate masters' is threatened, they're all up in that.

And the line "and the FCC claims this will free up billions of dollars that the telcos will then invest back into building out the network." genuinely made me laugh out loud.

Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN

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Re: Android?

I read that as tittybonk

The grand-plus iPhone is the new normal – this is no place for paupers

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Even for apple tax, this is vile

Around a quid a gig to go from 256 to 512. What in the everloving shit.

By gum, that's chewy: Samsung's NF1 fattens M.2 card capacity with wider gumstick format

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Dear lord

I know I don't need it, I know I have no need for it, and would never even hit the performance limit. But by God I want one.

Super Cali health inspectors: Tesla blood awoke us

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Re: "Tesla should be ashamed of itself. "

Why does it suggest that ? People respond differently to different things. Some people get arsey or angry when they're falsely accused, some people do it when they're accurately accused. Their prickly response, imo, shows a human being angry because of quite damaging accusations against the business they love working for. But that's just me

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You're the one bracketing em with ISIS, KKK, et al. The rest of us know extremism has different applications.

Looking to nab Nvidia's GeForce chips? You need cash and patience

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Re: Not the best timing

Haha aww you're a good soul mate, will get me a large kebab with that!

Make it 6 quid so I can have a can of vimto too

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Not the best timing

I'm really broke atm, things are going terribly. But just before this started I was lucky enough to get myself a 1080Ti (got it on release date, buggers even tacked on an extra 20 quid because "we've had to let a lot of people down holding this for you"), and I tell ya, it's getting more and more tempting to flog it. 4K gaming is beautiful, and my health is the cause of my woes, which means I have just..all the free time. Which I play games with. If I sell this a GTX670 would be my replacement. Nevermind low settings, most games won't even bloody run.

I've had more than a few msgs on Reddit from people offering me £800, £900 cash in hand for it. It's an absolute bloody nightmare. I might be the only person ever to be gutted that his graphics card is still the best out there.

Mum? Dad? Can I have a 3D XPoint disk for my birthday?

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What is the market for these

The reason you got PCIe is because SATA isn't cutting it, or you just wanna show off. You pay the premium for the extra speed it offers, for your games or software.

I can't imagine anyone wanting to pay a premium for such a tiny SSD. Well, unless Apple decide to brand them and make them essential for the mac experience..

Microsoft says 'majority' of Windows 10 use will be 'streamlined S mode'

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How generous!

When you buy a complete version of W10, they'll let you go back to that version without charging you. Does their largess know no bounds?!

Hypersonic nukes! Nuclear-powered drone subs! Putin unwraps his new (propaganda) toys

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Re: Little reactors?

I LOVE how you tailor your CV to every thread on el reg. Honestly, reading your fantastical comments are my fave part of these forums. You try to baffle us with brilliance, and you just end up blinding yourself with bullshit.

I LOVE it.

Bright idea: Make H when the Sun shines, and H when it doesn't

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Re: Molten salt ?

God damnit that is a quality pun @a pressbutton

Careful with the 'virtual hugs' says new FreeBSD Code of Conduct

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Re: It's not rocket surgery

Ah Bob, you're so reliable. You're like a Japanese train for opinions expressed as facts.

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It's not rocket surgery

Don't initiate physical greetings or placations with strangers/people you barely know, it's weird, INCREDIBLY weird. Virtual or not, the people you're doing it to picture it happening.

Go hug your bloody Mam instead, she'd welcome it.

And lo! Crypto-coins came unto the holy land. And the wise decreed they must all be taxed

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Re: This post has been deleted by a moderator

I reported your disgusting post, for calling Jews sub-prime people, and just being an abhorrent shit when talking about Israel.

Your comment was the first register post which made me legitimately angry. Maybe try venting your views in public, to real people, see how well that goes. But you won't, because you're a racist coward.

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So how's this gonna work ?

At what price do you pay tax ? When you bought them or when you sold them ? If the former, how will they stop people from saying "oh these ? I traded 6000 for a can of Coke years ago!". Or do people pay it when they sell them, which will make trading them a ballache

Oi, force Microsoft to cough up emails on Irish servers to the Feds, US states urge Supremes

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Re: Change "email" with "money"...

>Change "email" with "money"...

... and you see the same should apply to money stored offshore.

Doesn't work. It's more like if a US bank had overseas branches. The US courts should still be allowed to compel the company to reveal account info. They're not physically asking for the money to be moved, they're asking to see the balance.

I could understand if the crim used a different provider, one that wasn't a US-based company. But it's generally understood that even though you're using a worldwide accessible service, you're accessing the "local" version.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the courts being in Microsoft's favour. It's just, rationally, I find it hard to support

Twitter's blue tick rule changes may lower the sueball barrier

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That stock photo

Looks like someone just accused her of farting.

Ads watchdog tells Plusnet: There's no way unlimited business broadband costs £4.50

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A customer tends to mean a single purchase, consumer means obligation

Wanna exorcise Intel's secretive hidden CPU from your hardware? Meet Purism's laptops

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Star Wars: Big Euro cinema group can't handle demand for tickets to new flick

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Re: spoilerific

And yet, you can almost guarantee someone has already drawn porn of it.

Real Mad-quid: Murky cryptojacking menace that smacked Ronaldo site grows

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I'm OK with this

Honestly, I'd rather give up CPU cycles than see intrusive (or any, really) ads. I'm fortunate enough, probably like most people here, to have a powerful CPU, so the cycles are spare anyway. I could see how for a lot of users it'd be more of a problem.

It'd be nice to see it evolve into a way for it to be managed, via some sort of side action of seeing how well the page is loading, to determine how much strain the mining is having on the user.

But when I'm browsing the web, it tends to be all I'm doing (bar a tv show or movie playing in the corner) so I think it's a great way to help pay for sites.

The problem is the internet has always been "free", and that mentality is never really going to go away. Far too many people see ads as some sort of insult almost, even if they're not intrusive; just them existing is a problem. But content creators need to get paid!

Is that a bulge in your pocket or... do you have an iPhone 8+? Apple's batteries look swell

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I hate myself a little for how much I want this to be a full-on Note style issue.

I know it's pathetic, but they're just SO SMUG

Power meltdown 'fries' SourceForge, knocks site's servers titsup

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Re: Pedant's corner

Maybe he's from an Arabian country

'Alternative network provider' CityFibre boosts sales 36%

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I seen "It connected another 745 customer premises to its fibre metro area network (MAN)" and thought the MAN was short for Manchester. Got all excited.

I'm..not a smart person :/

Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham

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I love things like this, absolutely blows my mind.

But hands down, my absolute favourite fact about this; even though this is the pinnacle of high-science, one day this'll be seen as humdrum. We'll be so advanced that harnessing the powers of a bloody STAR will be met with the same nonchalance as showing a teenager a gameboy today.

Crap cracked fat-attack Pact app chaps slapped in pact backtrack infract

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Re: Headline

TIL I'm 8 years old.

China orders immediate shuttering of Bitcoin exchanges

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This has been coming for a while. A fortnight ago China banned ICOs (El Reg covered it here https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/05/china_bans_cryptocurrency_ico_raisings/ ). China was always going to move towards this.

Moving currency out of the middle kingdom is a challenge (it might be illegal ? Don't quote me on that). So bitcoin was seen as a great way to cover cash in a society with very prying eyes. So of course they were going to crack down on it. China would never allow something like bitcoin to become pervasive, as they can't control it. And China isn't one to let that slide.

The thing with the Norks is that even if they did buy bitcoin, how are they going to monetise it in a big enough way to make it worthwhile. They need to move tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars a WEEK. No exchange could facilitate that and it not be noticed. Sure they could pay one off..but in today's age, with so many electronic eyes, it'd last about as long as a gnat orgasm

Paris nightclub red-faced after booze-for-boobs offer exposed

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Really ?

>before questioning if those that agree to expose themselves have not already drunk too much.

Ah yes, because a woman who flashes her tatas is clearly in no straight state of mind and must be being taken advantage of. Or maybe they just don't really see it as a big deal, and hey, some *might even find it funny*.

But nope, it's gotta be exploitation.

Tomorrow, DreamHost will square up to US DoJ to avoid handing over 1.3m IP addresses of anti-Trump site visitors

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Re: Trump brings out the best in people

>I'm not a fan of Trump, but he is the POTUS.

For some reason I'm having trouble believing that

FBI's spyware-laden video claims another scalp: Alleged sextortionist charged

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I've never been so happy..

...to be reminded of stereotypical reprisals in prison.

They are gonna fillet this bastard, and honestly, I am slightly giddy at the thought of it



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