* Posts by I am the Walrus

41 publicly visible posts • joined 24 May 2010

You're on a Huawei to Hell, US Sec State Pompeo warns allies: Buy Beijing's boxes, no more intelligence for you

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Is Mike getting his info from the same journalists who wrote the Bloomberg piece on Supermicro?

New Zealand puts the bite on Apple over taxes

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Re: Better Late than Never...

Looks like they may be expanding operations. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11822093

LogMeIn collapses its 'Cubby' Dropbox clone into LogMeIn Pro

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Re: Anyone know of a good replacement?

Resilio (formally BTSync)?

Intel's makeshift Kaby Lake Cores hope to lure punters from tired PCs

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Re: Which Atari?

Looks like my old 130XE to me but I don't recall there being a 3.5" FDD made for them? I only had a 5.25" drive with mine.

Those Xbox Fitness vids you 'bought'? Look up the meaning of the word 'rent'

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Re: Refund?

Many companies are unfortunately moving this way. Look at Adobe and Autodesk for example.

No means no: Windows 10 nagware's red X will stop update – Microsoft

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Re: Yes, I know, but Apple --

Is that really happening to you? From my experience OSX will only give you notifications of point updates to the current version of the OS you're using regularly. It won't harass you with notifications that there's a new version of the OS unless you actually go to the Store, where it's then featured quite boldly. It may have changed as Apple try to get people who aren't currently on El Capitan to upgrade so I don't know for sure but as I said, I've never seen this before and I camped on both Snow Leopard and Mavericks for a very long time.

Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug

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AND because you used their hardware and OS to do this on they now own the rights to the fix you created!

Flying filers and Game of Thrones: Jon Snow? No, latency is dead

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Sponsored Content Warning!!!

Come on El Reg. I know you need to pay the bills but this is just embarrassing.

P.S. I work in the industry and are always looking at ways like this for our studio to work with freelancers remotely but this "article" is a glorified press release/click bait/puff piece.

Doom, Mario, Pac-Man level up to video gaming's Hall of Fame

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Re: Other games omitted were The Oregon Trail....

To be fair the article states that it was "Oregon Trail Pokemon" that was omitted. I've never played it but I'm guessing that it's Pikachu that dies of dysentery in that version?

What's Meg Whitman fussing over: The fate of HP ... or the font on a DISRUPTIVE new logo?

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Green Rectangle

I'm guessing there's a significance to the green which goes back a long time as it's also the colour they've used for all those plastic lock and mount bits inside their computers for decades.

Men, Women and Children: Shows how crap the internet is via the medium of crap film

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Punch-Drunk love

Is the one good movie Adam Sandler ever did imho.

Shrek-as-a-service: DreamWorks and Infosys team up

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I wounder how this will work in with the Hasbro news?


SGI flutters onto corpse of Starboard Storage, pecks away at assets

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They aren't the company formaly known as SGI. A company called Rackspace or Rackable or something (Sorry can't quite remember) bought out the remaining assets of SGI when it went bankrupt and then changed it's name to SGI. The colours if the new SGI logo come from the old Rackspace logo.

Windows 8.1: Read this BEFORE updating - especially you, IT admins

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Dear Microsoft

To quote dr zoidberg, "Your product is bad and you should feel bad."

Furious Frenchies tell Apple to bubble off: Bling iPhone isn't 'champagne'

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Given that this is Apple we're talking about I would have thought the colour was called cider anyway?

Big blue Avatar movie spawns THREE SEQUELS

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Re: Three Duds?

Then it would be a 3B and it would also be appropriate as they would be heading back to the drawing board.

US insurer punts 'bestiality' to wide-eyed kiddies, gasp 'mums'

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Re: Bloody Americans

Shouldn't that be... (s)whining?

iPad? Pah. Behold the EYEPAD, patented by Sony for the 'PS4'

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Re: Skull and crossbones

Be carefull. You'll have to mind your p's and q's getting from Eye to Arr!

Fanbois rejoice: iPhone 5, iPad Mini finally jailbroken

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Re: So does that mean they can, uh...

You've been able to boot to Android on a 3G for years (omniboot IIRC). I did it on mine when I had one, wasn't much more than a proof of concept as you couldn't use most of the features but it was fun showing arrogant Android lovers that I was in fact, also running Android.

Leaked Apple inventory list hints at new non-iOS hardware

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Re: Price comparison

I guess the HP would be about the same price as the Dell if it had a card then? When I purchased my octocore 3 years ago Apples entry level card was only a GT210 or something so I had to go for the 4870 option. You're right about the Nvidia drivers for Mac, they're hopeless. I've looked at a Quadro 4000 from time to time for CUDA and 10bit display (under Windows as OSX doesn't support 10bit (WTF Apple!)) but a colleague of mine has a Quadro 4800 and it isn't as good as my 4870 when using 3D apps under OSX so for the price I can't justify it.

Don't know why I was down-voted earlier but anyone who thinks any of the default cards Apple supply on the Mac Pros are workstation level is dreaming.

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Re: Price comparison

Just a question but are you takeing into account the specs of the graphics cards that come with these systems also? I'm assuming the HP and Dell both have Quadros of some description and the Apple is still using a woefully underpowered entry level OEM card?

So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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I've always had a personal dislike for this movie for so many, many reasons.

Happy birthday, Apple QuickTime

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Like a lot of tech it depends on the application as to its worth. On home desktops and HTPC's it's probably not as usefull as something like VLC however in film it's used a lot with camers such as the RED having a specific quicktime only plugin. Also with the ability to step frame by frame through a movie it's extreamly usefull for reviewing animation.

'Puzzling structures on surface' of YU55 spaceball

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So it's a black object on a black background.

Do the interesting structures on the surface spell out "Disaster Area" by any chance? I'll grab my coat, or should that be towel?

Microsoft unveils file-move changes in Windows 8

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Re: Directory Opus

Classic, I still use D Opus whenever I fire up my old Amiga. It felt like such a step backwards when I finally had to move to a Mac as a main work machine.

Apple MacBook Pro 17in 2011

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Expresscard SSD

I did the same thing with a 2007 MBP 17" recently. It's a really good way to add a boot SSD and also retain a large data drive. Not sure how this will work with this new MBP however as a previous post eludes to the fact that you can't use this port while the lightspeed one is also being used?

Apple Snow Leopard update sets stage for Lion

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How big was your download!

I have a laptop and a desktop both of which I keep up to date (I usually leave it few days after updates come out before installing just to see if any issues are reported). Checked on both today and on both just that update is over a gig!

Apple iMac 27in

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System Prefrences

->Sound->Output change your output to internal speakers. Works whether you have headphones plugged in or not.

World's biggest ad agency keelhauls 2000 'pirate' sites

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Good for them I guess.

It looks like they're going to boycott every site that has the potential to share/transfer files. I'd like to see how that business strategy works for them in the ling run?

Apple iPad 3 to sport 3D screen a 'dead cert'

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Oh come on!

Seriously! People think the next iPad will be 3D enabled? Realy! Obviously Apple will evaluate the Nintento 3DS and see how the general public respond to it. Then the'll look at it's economical impact on the price of the next iPhone then once it's released there it'll be implemented in the next iPad! Is'nt this the logical process?

Star Wars: From dream sci-fi bride to perfect Blu-ray wife

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RE: crappy standard-def

I think you'll find the originals were shot on 35mm film and that when digitized is 4k (i.e. 4096x4096 pixels) in size. Most likely at 32bit colour depth as well. Therefore there will be no issue with resolution or image quality when digitally remastering from the original stock. Especially when the target output is 1920x1080 pixels with H264 encoding for a TV (10bpc colour) or computer (8bpc colour) viewing.

Just my 2c.

Apple bans iPhone 3G patch omission talk from forum

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RE: Could be wrong

Sorry that's incorrect. iOS 4.2.1 is available for the 3G iPhone.

The thing that I don't like about this is the implication that this is an incremental update, which is how the public will (and are obviously) perceiving it. As such the impliction is that it will be installable on all devices that can currently run any iteration of iOS 4.x.

If it can't run on older hardware (for whatever reason) then it should get a whole number version name update.

I relay dislike this practices myself of v XX.X.XX a few software vendors like to use (I'm looking at you mr Forefox 3.6.15 and Apple OSX 10.4.11). there's no need for that many double digit sub numbers (I'm sorry I don't know what there correct term is, percentages are they?),I wish they would stop doing it.

End rant.

Google juices VP8 open source video codec

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Lets just hope...

There's nothing in here that falls fowl of those patent pirates?

The Register and Australia-New Zealand

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Thumb Up

Nice to feel the love.

Please don't make it to antipodean based though. As you rightly point out one of the best things about el reg is that it's more or less universal. I hate going to sites which are location specific. I want to read what the rest of the world reeds also.

Apple brings multi-touch, full-disk crypto to latest OS X

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Trim support for SSD?

will it get this?

One third of Russians say Sun revolves round Earth

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Depends where you live.

"I can't think of too many non-manmade sources that would concern me (something spectacular from the sun excluded)."

Try living in a country under a huge hole in the ozone layer, in summer. It's a daily concern.

CodeWeavers pours Wine for the masses

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But have you tried this new version they're talking about?

They admit that it wasn't simple to use, that's one of the things they say that they've addressed in this update.

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I can't speak for everyone but

I imagine that it may be usefull for software that's not cross platform licenced. Wether it's cheaper and easyer just to buy a mac licence for the sofware or not isn't up to me however.

Chaos surrounds New Zealand iPhone 4 day

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Quit Ya Bitchin' people.

F**K off with your panning of this release. There's a corporate conflict between with Apple and Vodafone NZ at the moment (something to do with %'s and what not) and this is the result so don't worry about it. It will all be resolved asap as Apple can't do with out Vodafones income in the NZ market (Yes it's small globally but every cent counts (watch the pennies and the pounds will take care of theme selves I think mum said?)) ) and everyone will have there shiny new devices soon enough so calm down. For my two sense worth, I'm happy to wait until November when my contract runs out as I'm interested in upgrading my (Unlocked)3G, I am thinking of a 4 but we'll see how android dose by then?

1984's MacPaint source code hits web

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Agggh you bet me to it.

I was just about to mention DPaint. I loved messing about with that as well. Between that Brilliance, ImageFX and ADPro (PhotoPaint was never as good as Photoshop by the end) Image manipulation was so much fun.

Sorry to divert away from MacPaint but I'd never used a mac until about 2001.

Windows 3.0 turns 20

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You didn't mention Win2000 either. Also interesting fact, just to be pedantic. Windows didn't become an OS until at least '98/NT4 as '95 still had to install DOS 7 before it installed the Windows app (it was just automated into one package).