* Posts by ThatGuy

31 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Aug 2010

Pundits ponder perilous placement of STANDING STONES on Comet 67P


I'm not saying it was aliens...

but it was aliens...

WHAT did GOOGLE do SO WRONG to get a slapping from the EU?


Google has a shopping site?

Firs I am hearing of this. Furthermore, here in South Africa, if you use Google to search for a product, the top search results include a site called "PriceCheck". Take a guess at what kind of site it is?

Revealed: The AMAZING technology behind Apple's $1299 Retina MacBooks – a lot of glue



Wankers indeed.

Is this what Windows XP's death throes look like?


Oh wow...

Linux has less market share than Vista? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Too funny.

We're not sure what it is, but we like it: Lexus NX300h hybrid SUV


This is going to sell by the bucket load.

I know this for a fact, because I would never buy this ugly POS.

Oi. APPLE fanboi! You with the $10k and pocket on fire! Fancy a WATCH?


Re: Why is iWatch battery so bad?

I understand what you are saying, but there is 1 major problem: nothing on the iWatch is V1. Its all mature technology, its just a different package.


Why is iWatch battery so bad?

My top of the line Android phone has a full HD screen and I have bluetooth and WiFi enabled all day, every day. The battery rarely lasts less than a day and half, and more often than not, about 2 days. So why does the iWatch, with smaller screen, more efficient OS(allegedly) and less features, last less than a day on 1 charge? I have my own theory (the iWatch is shit), but a more technical answer would be appreciated...

Sony's super-frumpy SmartEyeglass goggles are $840 Google Glasses



How did this product get all the way from paper to production without anyone at Sony saying anything about how god awful they look. I really want to know. If anyone at Sony is reading, please can you enlighten me?

CoolReaper pre-installed malware creates backdoor on Chinese Androids


Click bait much?

A more accurate title would be: "Obscure Chinese phone manufacturer installs malaware on devices." Where did you study journalistic integrity, law school?

World of Warcraft then and now: From Orcs and Humans to Warlords of Draenor


What you talkin bout Lewis?

First of all, WoW subscriptions are not flagging, in the months preceding the expansion there was an marked increase in number of players, and the expansion pushed it over 10 million. Secondly, everyone I know loves WoD. The lack of a new class means nothing compared to the great story, the much improved questing and the added dimension brought on by the garrison. Also, the voice of Megatron!

Come with me if you want a lid: Apple bags Terminator-esque LiquidMetal mobe patent



Something actually worth patenting! This should eliminate all those ugly gaps between the screen glass and metal body of the electronics device.

MPAA, RIAA: Kids need to learn 3 Rs – reading, writing and NO RIPPING


Re: Mind control

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! Good one!

IT'S patent WAR: Apple, Microsoft vs Google, Samsung, Huawei



Suing Google? You do realise you use them in your products right? EE DEE OH TIC!

iPAD AIR WORLD DEBUT: Our Australian team gets an early fondle


Re: Another way to look at it...

Please don't blow a fuse. The only real reason to get the iPad Air over the iPad 1 or 2 is the weight. Let me qualify: the retina display is nice, but cosmetic; the new processor may be awesome, but iOS is already so slick that I doubt you would notice a HUGE difference in your day-to-day activities like browsing the web and what not; whole new OS, whose main claim to fame is.. pastel colours and removal of 3D effects on icons.


Another way to look at it...

The iPad has stagnated and differences between generations is cosmetic or negligible. On the other hand Android tabs take huge leaps from one generation to the next which justifies the upgrade. Lets face, it early Adroid tabs were terrible, with nowhere near the spit and polish of the iPads, so huge leaps where inevitable.

Lumia 2520: Our Vulture gets his claws on Nokia's first Windows RT slab


MS are making the same mistake Nokia made

Having too many Operating Systems. Everyone else uses the same OS for phones and tablets. Nokia has been more successful with WinPho than MS has been with WinRT. This tells me they should just kill RT.

Apple handed Samsung-busting nuke after Steve Jobs patent U-turn


Mutli touch screen invented in 1984...

... but why let facts interfere with the law. http://www.billbuxton.com/multitouchOverview.html

Leaping SpaceX GRASSHOPPER ROCKET jumps 2,500ft, lands safely


Can someone explain...

..why SpaceX did not get the "most innovative company" award?

LG starts producing flexible, curvy displays you can STROKE


Re: Scratch resistance?

This is why I think this whole thing is a bad idea. There is no plastic yet that does not get attract scratches.

Curiosity keeps on trucking despite government shutdown


Forget NASA, what about the NSA?

Does this mean we can do what we want on the internet and not be worried about the NSA finding out about it? At least for a day?

Windows Phone market share hits double digits in UK and France


I belong to none of the groups you mentioned, and my mobe is a Sony Xperia Z (which I really like), but I would like to see WinPho become more popular. Why? 1: more competition is always better; 2: the WinPho interface is the most interesting thing to happen to UI since the mouse was invented and deserves a chance to prosper. Icons on a desktop/home screen (with our without parallax) is so 1980s. I would also like to see BB make a comeback.

'200 million' fanbois using iOS 7 just a week after release - study


Why all the guesswork?

They should just get the actual numbers from the NSA.

Radar gremlins GROUND FLIGHTS across southern Blighty


Airbus 787 Dreamliner

The image for this article is an image with the above tag. If it's a joke, well done, otherwise: please fire your designer...

Apple asked me for my BANK statements, says outraged reader


It could be Apple clamping down on fraudulent app store activity

I live in South Africa, and we have our own app store. Quite frankly it is absolute crap. Not even angry birds is available. So a lot of iOS devices are registered with fraudulent US/UK addresses in order to gain access to those respective app stores. Maybe Apple is trying to stop this sort of activity.

Apple demands US ban on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus


but but but... PRIOR ART

As has been mentioned, I have seen all these features before, on Nokia devices of old.

Please someone explain to me (seriously, I would really like to know) how Apple is able to apply for this injunction with this in mind?

iPhone 4S is for failures who work in coffee shops - Samsung


Got a Galaxy S2, longest time between charges? 5 days.

Panasonic preps rubber-clad Android tablet


oh oh

Rounded corners AND 4:3 ratio? Panasonic is just asking for trouble.

Chic USB drive leads double life as personal vibrator


"Personal" vibrator?

do they sell a "public" or "shared" one too?

Will the looters 'loose' their benefits?


Lord of the flies

So you allow your youth to run rampant and protect them from any form of effective punishment. You are then surprised by these events?

Apple demonstrates how to do touchscreen desktops



Apple is patenting swivles?

Chair maker punts $6,000 iPad recliner



I doubt and self-respecting Apple person would own something this garish. Hell, I'm not an dApple person and I wouldn't buy this crap.