* Posts by Kar98

67 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Mar 2010


Ad-blocking ‘plateaus’, claims hopeful ad industry


I've installed ad-blockers on many computers...

...and I'm reasonably certain most of the people using these couldn't tell if, or which ad blockers are installed. So I'd say the ad-blocking levels might very well be a lot higher than reported.

Seagate flashes 60TB (yes, sixty) SSD monster

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And here I am, literally as I type, rescuing some data off a triplet of 36 GB SCSI drives. Oh well, whatever keeps me in beer and smokes.

Three UK: Our MMS prices are up. Get around us with WhatsApp or Skype


Re: Wow, first Canada has worse internet now the UK has worse cellular

In the universe where I have unlimited calling anyway, and callers don't need to worry about how much it will cost them to call a number. Is it local? Long distance? Landline or mobile? Same network or another? Who cares, it all costs the same, i.e. it's already been paid for. $40 for unlimited everything is what I pay. Or in UK terms, about 1 MB of data and three and a half MMS.


Today I learned...

...there are still providers out there that charge per message. Like in the Bronze Ages.

Microsoft Surface Book: Shiny slab with a Rottweiler grip on itself


Re: The Dance while you wait to get permission to remove a drive/device

Just yank the plug. Live a little! Explore your dangerous, devil-may-care side!


Re: looks much cheaper

Favorit? Puh-leeeeese, go old school, get a 105/120 aka Estelle. Now THAT was comfortable. And noisy.


Re: looks much cheaper

Cheaper than the Surface Pro? Sure. Comparable to it? Hardly. If you must compare the Pixel C to a Surface product, than the dead and not mourned Surface RT would be your choice, and you can find that one on eBay for $99 all day long.

Reminder: How to get a grip on your files, data that Windows 10 phones home to Microsoft


Oh no!

Microsoft is stealing my kitten pictures!

No tit for tat, or should that be tat for tit ... Women selling stuff on eBay get lower bids



Of the 100 most recent entries on my eBay feedback page, buyers and sellers, two members have a user name that identifies gender. All the rest have names like gadgetshop, racers2015, or thedoodahcollector.

Somebody started with a foregone conclusion and went from there with this study.

Microsoft sabotages own Lumia smartmobe flagship launch


Re: No comments an hour after posting.

Obviously look at the Lumia 640 then.

Wikimedia sweeps shill accounts after stunt doubles, waterparks scammed


Re: How low?

Wiki-PR founders Jordan French and Darius Fisher, through their F&F Real Estate Ventures, demolished a family-owned piñata store to make way for a SXSW party, comparing its tenants to cockroaches.

Windows 10 Mobile Build 10512 rolls out, but progress is sloooow


Re: Kyorin...

> Who knows when Microsoft will release it?

Nov 29.


Are we there yet?

Tried on my 1320 for a few days (as opposed to just a few hours last time I checked it out). Overall, I like what I'm seeing. The new phone app, the added functionality in Cortana, the calculator and the music player, all looking very promising. But I do need my call+SMS filters, quiet hours and weather on the glance screen. Also, I need battery life and a phone that doesn't heat up like crazy. And the My Account app from T-Mobile US (and a few other apps) didn't work anymore. Lenses aren't supported yet either, and I really can't live without custom ring and text tones. But there's nice progress and I think once RTM time comes around, it will all be fixed, right? Right? For now, I went back to 8.1.

'WOMAN FOUND ON MARS' – now obvious men are from Venus


Re: Impressions


*theme from Jeopardy*

> who the hell eats food out of buckets?

Virtually no one is using Apple Music even though it is utterly free


Don't need to be a squeaky voiced millennial...

...to disable Apple Music as soon as it popped up in iTunes. There's only so much entertainment one can take, especially since we're talking about a service here that will analyze your tastes and preferences, and then will force-feed you Taylor Swift.

Oi, idiot fanbois. DON'T buy this gun-shaped iPhone case, mmkay?



If anything, I'd buy a gun holster that looks like a cellphone case.

Reddit meltdown: Top chat boards hidden as rebellion breaks out


Exactly what you're doing here, except on a massive scale and a plethora of subjects.

UH OH: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends' friends


Re: Someone else is sharing what I told them in confidence

> Then their "Wi-Fi Sense" goes and shares my password with Microsoft,

No, it doesn't.


That's why it IS off by default.


WiFi Sense doesn't actually give other people your WiFi password. It only shares it with devices. And only if you tell it to, and only to people you want it to share with.

So much for rainbows, Zuck: Facebook staff still overwhelmingly male and white


Oh no!

Not male and white! The horrah! The horrah!

Phablet for the biz fleet with easy typing: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL


"RAM has been upped to 1GB"

The 1320, at least the Latin American country variant I have, already has 1GB of RAM.

Toyota Yaris Hybrid: Half-pint composite for the urban jungle


On one hand, the Yaris is reliable and economical and has features I haven't had in a car before, like working A/C and in-dash GPS. On the other hand, I wish the damn thing would just dissolve already so I can get back into a car that's not torture to sit in.

Apple about to make Apple TV WAY LESS SUCKY - report


Re: Progress - what progress..?

Oh! Is that what I'm supposed to do with it? Here I am downloading stuff willy-nilly, convert it with handbrake, drop it into iTunes and then watch it on the big TV screen. It also does Netflix and Hulu streaming, but the video quality is a lot better streaming it from the XBox One. Oh, and the free HBO Go activation I found somewhere.

UK government says goodbye sat navs, hello Xbox, e-cigs and Spotify


Water based latex paints are perfectly fine these days for all indoor and most outdoor applications,

Kim Dotcom vows to KILL SKYPE with encrypted MegaChat


Listen, Herr Schmitz!

Your 15 minutes have been up a decade ago

Bought an iPhone 6 Plus? Odds are you've binned the iPad


So close!

I ditched my iPad after buying a Lumia 1320.

Ten Mac freeware apps for your new Apple baby


Re: And some more:

Either way, Handbrake requires neither VLC nor VNC. But it helps if you have the Perian codecs installed even though development of the latter has stopped years ago.


Re: MSPaint equivalent?

Paintbrush for Mac.

The Toyota Aygo is PARKtastic ... but it is very much a City slicker


Four adults?

Maybe if Peter Dinklage and Verne Troyer could be coaxed to have a ride-along, presumably at gun point.

Behold the Lumia 535 NOTkia: Microsoft wipes Nokia brand from mobes


3G only though.

"Lumia 535 comes in two flavors: 3G Single SIM, or 3G Smart Dual SIM". Otherwise it would be a proper successor to the 520.

FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW'


Apple couldn't have asked...

...for a better endorsement.

Want to buy T-Mobile US? Yours for $35 per share – report


All in the eye of the beholder

It's hilarious that T-Mobile Germany is seen as the crusty ole dinosaur and T-Mobile US has the image of the spry young innovative start-up that will go places.

Hello Moto... It's the Nokia Lumia 630


Live Tiles are very much alive

The notification center is in _addition_ to the live tiles, and the quickly access often used settings.

Honey, the satnav app says you're to leave at 6am... Yup. I'll have that coffee off you


Because traffic. If the regular route normally takes 20 minutes, but suddenly shows four times that, it's time to pick the alternate route which takes 40 minutes, which I is why don't take that route normally.

Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES


Too late, Apple. Windows Phone already has driving mode, which lets the user decide and select in advance if he wants his phone send a canned reply to text messages and still route phone calls through the car speakers, or ignore all distractions, etc. Pretty nifty, actually.

Amazon sets FIRE to your living room in bid to shake up TV streaming


OK? How would this be crusing Apple then?

Because I can't see where it offers anything, other than access to Amazon's catalog, that the Apple TV doesn't offer already.

Microsoft frisks yet another Android gear maker for patent dosh


Dell does build Android slabs

Viz., the Venue 7 and 8.

Sysadmin job ad: 'If you don’t mind really bad work-life balance, this is for you'


Sounds like my current job. Plus "could you fix the lights in the hallway please."

Internet cafés declared 'illegal businesses' in Ohio


Not quite.

That's because these "internet cafés" aren't places where one would go and do some research on Wikipedia for instance or checks one's e-mail, but rather are very obviously fronts for illegal gambling for cash prizes. In the front section of the business, the discerning customer may purloin such essential computer hardware as CRT monitors, parallel port ZIP drives, ISA modems, or PS2 mices. In the backrooms, some redneck's mother-in-law is feeding her social security check into 30 year old arcade game for the chance to win tokens. Which in turn can be turned into cash.

These places /call/ themselves "internet cafés" and computer stores, but really are just fronts for illegal gambling and probably money laundering.

TomTom brandishes new strap-on in Amsterdam: The wristnav


Re: Dear TomTom

> A TomTom touch screen radio/satnav with bluetooth/USB phone connectivity

Eh? What's this I've got in my car then?


Feeling poor? WHO took all your money? NOT capitalist bastards?


The whole world cries out, "Peace, Freedom, and a few less fat bastards eating all the pie."

T-Mobile USA inks deal with Apple, will offer iPhone in 2013

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Re: Sooooo......

Because T-Mobile USA was the only major American carrier that did not offer the iPhone yet, lagging behind telco behemoths like Alaska Wireless and BFE Telecom.


Re: All the 2G you can eat

A, T-Mobile US is currently in the process of refarming their 3G/4G network to the 1900 Mhz band which will allow, for instance, an unlocked iPhone 3GS to connect to the net at 3G speeds.

See airportal.de for updates on the refarming process. Big cities like Dallas and Houston for instance are getting just slathered in 3G coverage as we speak

B, some people just want to have a nice phone and not pay an arm and a leg in monthly fees for the privilege.


Re: I left T-Mobile for iPhone 5

Strange plan you've got there, Davey. I'm paying $30/month for unlimited data and texts, and 100 minutes of talk. Perfect for my usage pattern with T-Mobile US.

Dogs would say: size is important, shape - not so much


Re: Fundamentally distinct?

> I've never tried it myself

You quite sure about that, guv?

The new Mac mini eviscerated with ease


Re: Not sure the purpose is lockdown

No, those silly pentalobe screws Apple is using in their laptops nowadays.

'Sacrifice another goat!: iCloud is Apple's biggest failure before Google


Works just fine

Author must be holding the cloud wrong, because iCloud actually does work. Funny how he didn't manage to come up with an actual example or usage case to demonstrate how it isn't working.

In comparison to former systems like Palm's HotSync and Microsoft's ActiveSync? Holy hell, does it work, and how.

Wikipedia failing to recruit any new admins


Oh, is Wikipedia still a thing?

Are we still doing that?

Fake doc cuffed in concrete arse shocker



They're pretty much all f*ing retarded.