* Posts by Dave 150

68 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Oct 2011


The case for ethical ad-blocking

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Ads don't normally bother me, I use ad block plus because some sites ads are always causing Firefox to hang or crash, Firefox hasn't crashed since I started using it :D

BT commences trials of copper-to-the-home G.fast broadband tech

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Re: Silly...

Why don't they just go ask Google how to do fibre properly?

KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer

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Wow it looks awful

Move over Microsoft: RealNetworks has a GOOGLE problem

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Re: Wow, RealPlayer.

RealPlayer, horrible? that's a far higher rating than I would ever give it

Steelie Neelie 'shocked' that EU tourists turn mobes off when abroad

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Wouldn't scrapping roaming charges mean we could use a contract from any European mobile phone operator?

Hollywood: How do we secure high-def 4K content? Easy. Just BRAND the pirates

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resize and transcode? why would anyone get a 4K film to resize it?

Signing out of a broken Britain: The final Quatermass serial

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Huffity, puffity, Ringstone Round,

If you lose your hat it will never be found,

So pull your britches right up to your chin,

And fasten your cloak with a bright new pin,

And when you are ready, then we can begin,

Huffity, puffity, puff!

still gives me the chills when I hear it :D

Sky News hack of Canoe Man's email in public interest, Ofcom says

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See no need for any new snooping laws, the police and MI5 just need to get the TV or newspapers to do the hacking for them

Intel Centerton server-class Atoms: How low can you go?

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Re: Agreed

crippled hardware, crippling price, £240


I'm sure data centres would much rather give Intel pounds instead of pennies to ARM

GoPro accused of using DMCA to take down product review

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It's just a good job reg hasn't used an image of the offending camera in this article, or we wouldn't have anything to comment on

4K video may wow vidiots, but content creators see pitfalls

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Hollywood stops making films, digital storage too unreliable/expensive


Build a BONKERS gaming PC

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Re: Bonkers? Yes... Overpriced? Most definitely

If money is no object, Why mess about with an SSD and HDD combo, just get a 3.2TB OCZ Technology Z-Drive R4 CM88, with a Read/Write speed of 2.8GB/s for a little over £14K :D

Sony: Can't beat Apple and Samsung, so let's be the Other Guy

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They seem to be doing well in the UK

Sony xperia Z has become the UK's second best-selling handset from pre-orders alone.


Fondling again: HP slates new tablet for April

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"a 10024x600 pixel display"

Surely a 10k horizontal pixel count is a record on a 7" device?

‘That’s not art’ says Apple as it pulls nudes from AppStore

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It doesn't bode well for Apple TV lol

Microsoft's ARM blunder: 7 reasons why Windows RT was DOA

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Re: blah blah, blah...

The Yoga 11 is little more than an OUYA ($99) with a 720p screen in a pretty laptop... and you paid HOW MUCH?

France stalls plan to make Google and pals foot broadband rollout

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Telcos already get paid twice for the same traffic, now they want more? they're taking the fliss

UK falls behind in global graphene patent race

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Surely it's the quality of the patents rather than the number of patents that matter?

Twitter won't unmask racist Frenchie unless US judge says so

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Re: "We adhere to the laws of the countries in which we operate."

They have this thing called freedom of speech in the good old USA, don't hold your breath trying to extradite someone with anything to do with The First Amendment

Seagate: Stuff the cloud, back it all up on our box

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Stuff the cloud... best thing I have read all week

Nvidia takes fight to Sony, Nintendo with Android handheld console

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Re: Pity...

Can I just have the quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 board out of it please?

'SHUT THE F**K UP!' The moment Linus Torvalds ruined a dev's year

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If Mauro worked in the UK he could get at least 6 months off work now with stress lol

ARM server hype ramps faster than ARM server chips

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Re: Surely this level of competition is good?

"3) Everyone's realised that Intel's "Do everything in the CPU" is wrong."

Except Intel who wants to shove more on chip

Samsung's smart TVs 'wide open' to exploits

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Re: I can't be the only person...

100% agree, I just want a beautiful (but dumb) display

oh and fewer cables!!

Andromeda home to micro-quasar

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Thanks for the red cross on the image, I can see exactly where it is now

Astronomers find biggest black hole, 17 BILLION times the size of Sun

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A really, really, really big hole

"(click to enlarge)" Don't you think it's big enough already?

Legal wigs to sort out rules on internet defamation, contempt

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Re: Work-around

When you retweet something, you are republishing it

Samsung readies bendy smarties for 2013

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The scroll fights back?

Lawyer sues Microsoft rather than slot an SD card into his Surface

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The lawyer can also delete all the apps and operating system to get the extra space he needs :D

Apple bans 'memory' games from iOS App Store

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A simple "Feck off" should have sufficed

Sony turned off by CEA's 'Ultra HD' TV label

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4Q for 4 times the quality

and 4Q if you down vote me ;)

Consumer group urges Aussies to spoof IP addresses

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Re: Just stop to think a moment, peeps.

It's not about shop A being more expensive than shop B, it's shop A charging more for the same product to customers in different areas, shipping is obviously different

How would you like it if you had to pay $1 more for gas in Texas because your number plates said you were from California, I bet you would be swapping number plates before you bought your gas

Panel production problems may stop iPad Minis getting into fans' mitts

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"Apple, then, appears to be suffering from falling out with a manufacturer of Samsung’s size and capability"

Suffering dearly I hope

US patent office prepares to kill off Apple's bounce-back patent

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Salesforce CEO Benioff: Win 8 is 'the end of Windows'

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Headline should have been...

Salesforce CEO Benioff Talks Shit

Shocks no one with bullshit future prediction

Apple loses UK 'Samsung copied us' appeal: Must publicly GROVEL

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"Whether or not Samsung has any claim in the German courts for all the losses it has suffered as a result of preliminary measures which proved to be unjustified is obviously not a matter for us."

I like that Judge lol

Microsoft sues Google directly in German Maps-on-Moto lawsuit

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yay less choice for the German consumer, way to go IP

Euro bigwig turns heat on 'unacceptable' Apple warranties

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Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended)

Consumers can expect that goods will be:

Of a satisfactory quality. Satisfactory quality means that the product should be of a quality that a reasonable person would expect from the goods taking into account any description, the intended purpose and the price that is paid.


In the UK it's not 1 year or 2 years, If you spend £3,000 on a TV you (a reasonable person ;) would expect it to last longer than a £300 TV

Netflix puts end to fumbling, penetrates Scandinavia

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"So it is likely that LoveFiLM still has its PR nightmare to go through, if at some stage it copies Netflix and drops the DVD online rental service or at least separates it so that customers can buy just the online service"

LoveFiLM already offer online only service, if the article gets such a simple fact wrong, what hope is there for the rest of the article?

Watch out, PC disk drive floggers: Cloud will rust up those spinners

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NAS in the home seems to me to be more popular now than it ever has

Korean boffins discover secret to quick-charge batteries

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Re: Waiting for the fine print...

what about the other little problem hydrogen has, distribution?

Hello nasty, don't use my music: Deceased Beastie Boy to admen

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Re: Not qualified, but doubt that it is binding

First-sale doctrine should be applied here

Microsoft tightens grip on OEM Windows 8 licensing

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Re: *Many* People Don't Want Windows

*Many* people don't have a clue what's on their PC, they are just happy when it works and clueless when it doesn't

Europe's prang-phone-in-every-car to cost €5m per life saved

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Re: Nanny state...

a sort of panic button for hit and run drivers?

YouView launches with pricey premium DVR

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Your netbook comment is disingenuous, no netbox product for £50 to £100 will have dual HD tuners and a 500 GB HDD and YouView is not going to be run on a raspberry pi

I don't see how it's a niche market and I don't know how far £10 million goes at the BBC, I shouldn't think it's far though (The BBC has spent over £638 million on radio that I haven't listened to in 2010/11, but I am not about to start complaining about it)

Euro Parliament kills ACTA treaty before court can look at it

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The tough rules against DRM had been watered down...

Yeah you can circumvent DRM where the law says you can, unfortunately the treaty also banned the software tools for doing the circumventing, even where their use might be legal

EU lurches behind copyright free-for-all landgrab

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"A 'diligent search' is impossible for all but the largest organisations,"

That need not be the case when we have tools like TinEye reverse image search