* Posts by Him over there

27 publicly visible posts • joined 8 Jun 2010

Thrillpower! Tharg releases 2000AD iDevice app

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I think us Android fans need to organise a few Rigelian Hotshots for whomever is responsible for not sanctioning our version.

CERN catches a glimpse of Higgs-like boson

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While I wouldn't pretend to know a lot behind the science of this, it certainly is exciting and interesting, even from from a layman's point of view. I can only imagine how exciting it must be if you actually understand the complex science behind it all.

Android Firefox: Screaming, awesome, you'll go blind etc

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No Chrome on Android?

I'm not sure if I'm hip enough to use something with an "Awesome Bar", so I'll stick to my current Android browser, which is suspiciously entitled Chrome Beta, made by some dodgy outfit called Google Inc...

Behind Facebook's $1bn Instagram antitrust dodge

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Re: Patiently waiting Anti-Trust suit against Apple

"It's only a matter of time before Apple's fans wake up to realize the level of control/lack of freedom Apple wields over its flock"

It won't matter at that stage because the flock will be locked in so tight with purchased apps/media that they won't want to move on for fear of losing all that. Or else Apple will release a new shiny-shiny (soon to be available in white!) and the flock will be distracted again...

Speaking in Tech: Is Instagram really worth $1 BILLION?

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Is Instagram really worth 1 BILLION DOLLARS?

Of course it's not, don't be silly.

Apple's stock price swells above stuttering Google

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"Somewhere, Steve Jobs is smiling"

Keep your religious clap-trap to yourself, El Reg.

Hasbro sues Asus over Transformer Prime moniker

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"Transformer Primes comes in dull, gun-metal grey" - So, more Megatron than Prime, then?

James Bond savages the Kardashians

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Craig has gone up in my estimation, fair play to him.

Jobs: 'I'll spend my dying breath destroying Android'

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Jeez, what a baby.

My Council Services

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You award the app of the week to something that is built only for UK residents? Brilliant way to stick it to Johnny Foreigner, El Reg. As a non-UK resident, this is useless to me.

Apple iPhone 4S

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90%? For something slightly better? Although this is excellent work by the reviewer, who managed to fill out three pages of different ways of saying 'it's slightly better'. And the Reg Hardware Editor even has to come into the comments to defend the iPhone and the review. Has El Reg finally bowed the knee to Cupertino?

Games review site goes titsup at launch

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I'd buy that for a dollar! Fnaaar!

Angry Birds theme park takes off in China

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I don't want to live in this world anymore.

Many parents are only on Facebook to stalk their kids

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This is bad?

I'm not sure this is a bad thing (depending on the age of the kids, of course), nor is it indicative of lack of communication between parents and kids. It's just a way of checking up on them from time to time and letting them know that you are keeping an eye out. My kids aren't old enough to go on Facebook or have mobile phones yet but when they are, I will allow the kids to use these things only on the proviso that I can and will, from time to time, check what they are using them for. Until they are 18 and then they can do whatever the hell they want.

Angry Birds hatches a plan for Easter

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Overkill reporting

Angry Birds is a bit of fun and all that but so what? Why have I read about this release on almost every tech site I read when those sites largely ignore games in general? These Rovio guys sure know how to manipulate the media!


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Winamp is good but requires excessive permissions. I tried this a few days ago over Winamp and it does seem very good.

iPhone 5? You might be waiting till 2012

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Ordinary people?

What are you on about, the iPhone is more commonplace than many other ones now. My mother, my father in law and most of their friends have iPhones and they don't come much more ordinary than those folk!

Google blames China for Gmail problems

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Same thing happens here

In my office we do the same but we blame whoever is on holidays or has quit recently for server fails. Blaming an entire country is a bit much though, to be fair.

Microsoft insists autistic Xboxer is a cheat

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Get out more

Ok, I don't know much about autism but surely any 11 year old, autistic or not, shouldn't have an XBox as their major source of interaction outside of school? Perhaps his mum should stop being so outraged and involve him in some sort of real life social interaction?

And I say that as an avid gamer with young kids who look destined to be avid gamers themselves - except I don't let them at it everyday. Yes, it would be easier to indulge them and allow them on the console whenever they want but it wouldn't be right.

Apple iPhone 4 vs... the rest

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Wow, I hope the moderatrix has cleared her diary for today, this article is the best example of trolling flamebait I have read in a while - no HTC mentioned, begins with the line "In the meantime, its rivals have been playing catch-up, and some of them are getting pretty darn close" but yet scores the android phones higher than the iPhone - surely that means they are better than "pretty darn close"?

White iPhone inbound for spring of 2011

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Why make a black one at all?

Is the white iPhone is so popular, why don't they go with white at launch in future and bring in the black one later?

Bond car bought at auction

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007 figure! Nice. :)


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Is this a review or a sales pitch?

"I could list a number of WinPho failings, but don't forget that this is version 1.0 and it's a platform that will evolve and grow"

It doesn't matter if it's version 1.0 or not, I wanted to read a review of the phone as it stands now and whether it's worthy of my money right here and now. So, as a reviewer, you should be listing all of it's failings, whether MS have claimed they will patch them or not. MS are late to the game and will expect the OS to be compared to IOS and Android. If it's not up to scratch, tell us. That's why I read multiple reviews before I buy most things.

Bloggers swallow iPhone 4 screen weakness claim

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"Fail to take good care of it and, yes, one or both of its glass panels is more likely to break than the one on the 3GS was. But look after your iPhone 4 and it's no more likely to break than its predecessor."

So, the argument now is "don't drop it and it won't break so much"? The common sense dept just called, they want to hire you.

Apple TV stripdown reveals mystery solder pads

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Jobs Horns


I swear, if I worked for Apple, I'd make sure that I got extra bits of solder put onto every product, if it generates this much interest. Only Apple could have two pages of a tech site (plus what 29 pics on another) dedicated to an extra bit of solder. Get a grip, lads.

Video calling impresses Brits, if it's Apple video calling

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To be fair, if someone came up to me right now and asked me what was the best thing about the new iPhone, I could well say the same thing and it wouldn't necessarily mean that I thought video calling was great, it would just be that I thought it was the best thing in what's becoming an increasingly mediocre device.

Having said that though, there are a lot of goons out there who probably do think that video calling is awesome all of a sudden, just because Steve has said it is...

Steve Jobs unveils iPhone 4

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The title is too long.

I think most people have overlooked the major selling point of the new iPhone - I'd imagine a lot of Facebook tards are wetting themselves this morning at the prospect of having Farmville on a mobile with "crop failure push updates", or whatever has been promised on this. Add the millions of Facebook/Farmville saddos to the list of iPhone wanters and hey presto, instant huge market.

That could actually be a fine way for controlling the population - plant a subliminal suggestion within iPhone Farmville to get the weak minded drones to carry out your bidding, instant super army of millions!