* Posts by jeffo

24 posts • joined 17 Jun 2010

PM Cameron calls for modern, programmable computers! (We think)


Obviously been using a random bullshit generator.

Hunt: I'll barcode sick Brits and rip up NHS's paper prescriptions


NHS/IT System, nuff said.

Space shuttle to slip surly bonds of Earth one last time over California



Hope they're not using Apple Maps to navigate….

Brit global warming skeptics now outnumber believers



If you look at the survey http://www.angus-reid.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/2012.06.27_Climate.pdf

43% think "Global warming is a fact and is mostly caused by emissions from vehicles and industrial facilities"

27% think "Global warming is a fact and is mostly caused by natural changes"

21% think "Global warming is a theory that has not yet been proven"

You really can't add the last 2 percentages together to make your article look better.

Microsoft tempts with WinPho demo on... iPhone


Reminds me of the old joke...

...about when Bill Gates samples Hell and then Heaven. Hell seems much better, so he chooses it, but when he gets there, it's not at all like he saw. "Ah, that was just a demo."

Steve Jobs had 'personal moral failures', was no role model



I think Steve would have called this guy a bozo.

I notice he waits until he's dead. I bet he wouldn't have f**king said this to his face.

Biker gang plunders Covent Garden Apple Store



It hardly sounds like my idea of a biker gang...

Amazon to whup Apple rivals when Kindle Fire hits UK


I think the reason Amazon are not selling the Fire in the UK yet is because they don't have the necessary media deals in place. Opinion seems to be that they're losing money on the actual device and look to make the profit on the media etc. that the users consume on the device. So, without that in place, it makes no sense for them to release it in the UK.

Even so, I think a lot of people will be tempted to hold out for the UK launch, so it will still probably hit sales of other tablet devices.

New Mac scareware variant installs without password


Re: Apple screws up *nix...

I think you're confusing Admin OS X user with the Unix root user here. You have to enable root access in OS X, if you want it. This is never turned on by default.

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If you read the blog you linked to: http://blog.intego.com/2011/05/25/intego-security-memo-new-mac-defender-variant-macguard-doesnt-require-password-for-installation/ it DOES NOT download to the Applications folder, but to the downloads folder. The user still has to go through the installation process, just will not be prompted for a password.

I don't think there's any way on Mac or Windows for a file to decide where it downloads to, other than the default or selected download folder. Also, if it did downlaod to the Applications folder, it would just sit there, as it would never run without an installation script adding it to the start up items.

But hel, why spoi; a good story!

Apple admits scareware problem, at last


Nobody expects Microsoft to do anything about viruses/malware

When a virus or malware hits Windows machines, nobody expects Microsoft or the machine manufacturer to sort it out, so why is everybody making such a big deal about Apple's slow response?

And of course Macs can be targetted by viruses/malware, it's just that as the installed base is smaller, they're not such a prime target. Also, the inbuilt security is probably slightly better, but certainly not bulletproof.

Apple to support reps: Don't confirm Mac infections


Please turn off "Open friendly attachments" in Safari

Turn this off and at least all will happen is that you'll download a zip file.

Apple reportedly plans ARM shift for laptops

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What about Windows?

A lot of us also need to/like to run Windows on our Macs, either in Bootcamp or as a VM and I think this is one of the big plus points of Intel based Macs. I can't see an Intel emulator running on top of an ARM chip being that responsive.

The best sci-fi film never made: Also-rans take a bow



Just shows that we often just think we understand what we read, particularly with common phrases...


Films or books?

I thought this was a pole of sci-fi films, surely most of these are BOOKS?

Should Apple enter the flat TV market?


Screen Resolution

"The fact that the larger Apple Mac screens already have the quality and size – and that the LCD panels are just the same – seems to have escaped him."

Surely this isn't quite right. My 27" iMac has a resolution of 2560 x 1440, which is much higher than the 1920 x 1080 resolution of my 32" LG TV.

Mac App Store: Developer godsend or Evil Empire?


What's easier than...

...slagging off Apple for something they haven't even done yet.

Who are the biggest electric car liars - the BBC, or Tesla Motors?

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Why are we constantly being told that electric cars are green? If the electricity they use is generated by a dirty coal-fired power station, they certainly aren't. If everybody switched to them, where would all the extra electricity come from?

Asus NX90Jq 18.4in Core i7 laptop

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Centre of home entertainment system

I really can't see this as the centre of a home entertainment system with such a small screen (OK it's big for a laptop but small for an HDTV).

It sounds like a hell of a lot of money to pay for a machine with no clear purpose, it's not really portable but you could buy a hell of a desktop system for the same price which would blow the socks off it. It has good sound, but I bet I could buy a better sound system for that amount of money.

Windows 7 Phone glitch spews phantom data


Phone Home

We know Microsoft systems love to phone home, so why's this a surprise?

Apple to reveal musical something on September 1


Meanwhile from Microsoft....

At least when you use Apple kit, you do occasionally get something announced. Oh wait, no, Microsoft have the *Kin phone, oh no, they scrapped it. But there's the Zune HD, oh no, never made it to Europe, scrapped as well.

HMV takes on mighty iTunes with 40p promo



Looks very similar to 7digital...

Windows 7 Backup gets users' backs up


re: Time Machine works great :)

I agree chort and it's good to say it to all the Apple bashers you get on this forum.

Inevitable Mac OS X 10.6.4 update problems surface



@Frank 6

Did you just buy a MacBook Pro so you could hate it?

Your experience bears no comparison to my experience and that of millions of other Mac users.


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