* Posts by Yves Kurisaki

79 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Jun 2007


'A sledgehammer to crack a nut': Charities slam UK voter ID trials

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This is not about the government trying to prevent voter fraud.

This is a Tory government trying to take votes away from Labour.

Boring. The phone business has lost the plot and Google is making it worse

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Let's face it..

Let's face it, thin bezels and under-screen fingerprint readers is about all we can expect for the next 5 years, apart from CPUs getting faster and more efficient. What else do people expect?

OnePlus privacy shock: So, the cool Chinese smartphones slurp an alarming amount of data

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I don't care

I don't care. Google has been slurping up a million times more personal data.

The OP5 is the best phone I've ever owned.

I do have to say, the negative OP articles have conveniently followed the Pixel 2 launches. Someone trying to steal some customers from OP, me thinks.

Julian Assange wins at hide-and-seek game against Sweden

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You must be a Tory voter

Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

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Re: MP3

Erm.. I bet 95% of people still use it and that will not change very quickly at all

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What's the point of mp3?

Most modern music has the dynamic range of a sheet of paper, with more compression than the bottom of the Mariana Trench. I don't think mp3 makes much difference there.

MacBook Pro owners complain of short batt life – so Apple kills batt life clock in macOS

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Battery life is crap only just now? I have a mid 2015 model (retina) and battery life is shit on that one too. It doesn't even come close to my previous MBPs or MB Airs.

CIA: Russia hacked election. Trump: I don't believe it! FAKE NEWS!

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The CIA has fuck all, as Craig Murray reasons here https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2016/12/cias-absence-conviction/

Doesn't stop the corporate media from spreading the crap though.

Huawei Nova: A pleasant surprise in a 5-inch phone

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So it's a mediocre phone with a slow processor, a mediocre camera and mid-range specs all around.. but that is supposed to take market away from the iPhone? Are you smoking crack?

It's going to steal market space from the other mediocre phones, not from iPhones.

And since the article points it out, I use a OnePlus 3T which kicks the shit out of that mediocre phone, while costing the same. It's not the same size as the iPhone, but it could actually steal iPhone users. Me being one of them, just having ditched my iPhone 7.

Why Apple's adaptive Touch Bar will flop

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Re: Never been an apple customer

Were you going to make a point or are you under the impression anyone gives a flying f**k about your laptop and what specs it has?

Because, you know, I just bought a new gas cooker. 7 Burners / Zones, 4 Cavities, Conventional Main Cavity Type, Dimensions - H90 x W100 x D60. Great energy rating. It combines traditional design and modern features to really give my kitchen the wow factor. This full gas model boasts powerful cooking and puts you in complete control of the temperature at all times. Both conventional ovens boast a 51 litre capacity and there’s also a dedicated grill, perfect if you’re looking for a healthy alternative to frying. The 7 burner gas hob with wok burner offers plenty of space for your pans, whether they’re large or small. The main cavity has catalytic liners on its sides to make cleaning the oven that bit easier. My previous cooker only had 5 burners (that's two less) and had a lower energy rating. I haven't seen much difference yet in my gas bills, but I haven't been cooking that much lately, so maybe that's the reason. It's a grey one, although I would have preferred maroon, which fits in better with the rest of the kitchen. I'm upgrading it with WiFi and USB and the aim is to hook it up to Alexa and have it prepare my breakfast eggs before I get downstairs in the morning.

Should i go for three eggs or two? My cholesterol is slightly on the high side, so maybe two is enough?

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Oh dear Apple

I'm a seasoned MacOS/iOS user, but I think Apple are losing the plot lately. The new home button on the iPhone 7 is a pain, and this new MacBook Pro touch bar looks like a major mistake. People are creatures of habit, and changing a part of your keyboard layout doesn't sound like a bright idea to me.

Good God, we've found a Google thing we like – the Pixel iPhone killer

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Re: Uh... what?

Have you ever tried using an Android phone without a Google account?

I don't think you understand the concept of 'lock-in'

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So Google finally made an iPhone

It even costs as much as the iPhone.

Where are the "Apple copies everyone but Google is great" evangelists now?

Inside our three-month effort to attend Apple's iPhone 7 launch party

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Yes, Google is sooooo much better.

Not arrogant at all. No lobbying, ever. No influence exerted on the press at all.

And obviously, they don't evade taxes.. imagine!

Much better to use Android and be safe in the knowledge that no one is using you or treating you like a product.

Well done.

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Now now..

Now now The Register.. don't worry, there are other kids to play with.

Here, have some candy.

Buying memory in an iPhone 6: Like wiping your bottom with dollar bills

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All nice and well..

but great phones though.

iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? No. It is the Most Exquisite THING. EVER

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I'm sure there's professional help for this obsession with Apple.

Or maybe actually getting invited to an Apple event will cure it?

Apple's Watch is basically electric perfume

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The current family of smart (phones) devices was built on wave of technological and design improvements, backed up by new services (cloud, etc.). We have reached the peak of that wave now and, after some more digestion, we will start to look at our smart devices as being mostly dumb. A new wave will come, built on connecting services and devices, not on better technology or more specs. The new smart will be in how they all interact. Technically, maybe only battery design will see innovation during that period. Eventually, this wave of new ideas will drive the next wave of technological advance. In my opinion, that's the wave Google is preparing us for, little step by little step.

Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?

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How is the iPhone any different from any other top-end mobile phone? They all pretty much cost the same if bought outright and the contracts are just as expensive if bought on a contract.


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Re: Adverts.....

I guess you would go for a Google thing then.

You do know what Google's business is based on, do you?

Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'

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Scientists do know what they're talking about, but climate change will be used as an excuse for a series of new taxes which will not have any effect at all on climate change. At present, humanity is unable to act at all. It will have to go through real disaster first before anything meaningful will be done,

Virgin Media goes titsup AGAIN. The cause? Yet MORE DNS strife

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North East my arse..

I'm in the South East and I've been affected at exactly the same periods each time.

Lying bunch of no good incompetent w*****s

Apple's steamy OS XXX picture leak riddle: Blurry snaps deleted

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News they call it

A new OSX video has been on YouTube for 4 days now.


French software developers are all beautiful women

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A blast fro mthe past

You should check out the absolutely horrible site examples they list for their web platform,


It's like 1990 all over again.

Gimme a high S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 puts substance over style

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Nice salespitch..


It's big, it's expensive and it's an audiophile's dream: The Sonos Sub

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Re: Well..

Just listening to it is proof enough.

It's a shit piece of music, devoid of any harmonic structure.

And I'm Bach fan nr. one.

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Re: Handy

No, it was MacGyver who did that, using only a penknife and a bag of flour.

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The Toccata and Fugue in D minor, against popular believe, was not written by J.S.Bach.

This has been proved pretty much conclusively by many prominent Bach scholars.

Get lost, fanbois: Nokia pulls HERE Maps from Apple's App Store

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Re: The obvious solution

You can also buy 5 of those for the price of one Galaxy S4 or a Nokia Lumia 920.

What's your point exactly?

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Lazy fanbois?

Ever heard of saving bookmarks to the home screen?

Why would anyone have to type a long URL every time to access a website?

You're really clutching at any straw now to talk crap about Apple users.

HUMANITY STUNNED - Apple Retina iPad Mini arrives. A solemn moment

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Having a slow day in the old creative writing department, have we?

Cannabis can CURE CANCER - cheaply and without getting you high

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Since when...?

Since when it THC an hallucinogen?

Dear Apple: Want to stay in business? Make an iPhone people can afford

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I wonder if..

..there will be enough idiots left in the world to keep reading the results of crap research like that.

Samsung: Sod off Apple, we've made gold mobile phones for way longer than you

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A page dedicated to ugly phones..

Well done Samsung.

Galaxy S4 way faster than iPhone 5: Which?

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Re: Fast?

It did that consistently in the default gallery app.

Very disappointing.

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I had an HTC One for one day (I sent it back). It took 10 seconds to crop a picture for a wallpaper.

Fast doesn't mean good user experience.

Magpie Apple plunders the competition for cosmetics, as egos run wild

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Let me get this straight..

Let me get this straight.. I have the beta installed and it looks nothing like the OSFKA Metro. But I should also add that it's very underwhelming. The icons look a bit shite and there's nothing much excited about it at all.

My main reaction is very much 'meh'.

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

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I'm sure he meant that, instead of learning how to twitter, expose your personal details on Facebook or search for porn, programming would be a better skill to learn.

Apple updates iOS, does not fix passcode-bypass hack

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Since upgrading to 6.1.2 my battery indicator doesn't want to go past 86%

I can already hear the advice from Apple support.. "clear all your settings and spend a day setting everything back up"

I'm getting pretty fed up with the shit now.

Android is starting to look very nice.

Mark Zuckerberg doesn't know how to use HTML5

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Back to reality

I tried their Sencha Touch 'Kitchen Sink' demo and I found it extremely slow and unresponsive.

They should have but some of their programming wizardry in their own demos.

Apple updates iOS 6, Safari

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Info not quite right

I updated my iPhone 4S yesterday evening and the download was 47MB. There's something not quite right with the info in this article.

Story gone

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Paris Hilton

Not offensive

Basic, but it works..

But apart from offline reading, I can't see much point in using this over m.theregister.com

Got no idea what Hadoop is, but think you need it? You're not alone

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What is Hadoop then.

I still don't know.

Absinthe 2 lifts iOS 5.1.1 gadgets over garden wall

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That's a first..

The jailbreak doesn't work for me. A 4S, 5.1.1. It hangs in the end for a long time then says something went wrong and restores.

Windows 8 on ARM vs iPad: Has Microsoft lost already?

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Personally, I don't like 40 seconds of crap music at the start of a pod cast.

iOS 5 'crashes more apps' than Android

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Not happy

iOS5 (on a 4S) is the first time I've ever been unhappy with my iPhone. Apps most definitely crash way too often. I don't know if it's the OS or badly programmed iOS5 updates, either way, it shouldn't happen on an iPhone.

And to add to that, the 5.0.1 update has left me with a ridiculously fast draining battery (I managed to fix the battery problems in 5 but no such fixes work in 5.0.1) and constant SIM Failure messages.

No good Apple.

Apple posts 'battery fix' iOS update

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This is worse

I had fixed my phone myself already using various techniques (setting reset, trickle charging, etc.)

I know installed this update and my phone is discharging a lot faster than before.

What a mess.

Is Apple nobbling iPhones to avoid more patent misery?

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It's hidden because..

..it's a bit shit. It's not intuitive and it crashes.

Samsung Android 4.0 smartphone priced for Blighty

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My Nexus S was complete shit. A plastic case that scratched when you looked at it and a battery that drained faster than any phone I've ever owned, even after weeks of hacking and installing ROMs and it was god damn slow compared to my iPhone on top of that. So for the redesigned plastic with 4 year old GPU and a slower CPU we now have to pay £25 more than an iPhone. An iPhone which isn't made of crappy plastic. Absolutely bonkers.

If you have ever experienced the Nexus S you will take 'walled gardens' any time.

Let's at least hope that Icecream Wanky is not as shite as Gingerbread is.