* Posts by Mark Burton

19 posts • joined 20 Jun 2007

Nokia launches Euro ANDROID invasion, quips: 'Microsoft knew what they were buying'

Mark Burton


I haven't seen any analysis on the fact at least one of these new phones has dual SIM's. This is big thing in some countries and I don't think WinPho supports dual SIMs.

Royal Mail FAIL as web brokerage Hargreaves Lansdown struggles with investor demand

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on the upside

Because I couldn't get in and trade my holding is now worth more. Thanks h-l

Nokia shareholder tells CEO Elop he's going to hell

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but the American boss???

If you can't get that fact correct, what hope of any others being correct.

Telefonica stirs up clouds, offers steaming mug of Instant Servers

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"busty" applications ?

Android 'stands on Microsoft's shoulders', says MS lawyer

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Is this a real ms lawyer

He says "So two different means of getting to the same end would be independently patentable,"

So, unless the source is exactly the same and compiled with the same tools nothing is going to infringe ms patents. Game over

ARM boss forecasts mass migration to netbooks

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More Welly

It's interesting to note that all the sites we I have read about this story always mention that if you need to do heavey lifting ie whatching HD vide etc etc imply that it's simply not possible unless you have an X86 chipset.

This is clearly tosh and poppy cock. At last years MWC Texas demoed HD played from their beagle board.

As for games I don't hear much mention of people complaining that they wish they had an x86 chip in their iphones because the 3d games are so rubbish.

Anyway, keep up the good work

Apple blueprints warranty Big Brother

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Big Brother

Prior art?

My Dell workstation does this (or something similar). I know because the switch failed and the bloody thing beeped and turned the fans on to "emergency take off power" each time the box was switched on. In the end a helpful man in a call centre advised me to take the cover off and fiddle with the connector.

Intel and Nokia's brave new world

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I look forward to my water cooled mobile

I see them trying to create some kind of super-smart phone and in the attempt owning the whole stack. Devices the size of a large smart phone, but with more cpu + accelerator grunt. Could really stir things up

Maybe goodnight and goodbye SymbianOS.

Psion countersues Intel in not-netbook spat

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"relevant consuming public"

relevant is the key word here I think. Relevant consuming public presumably are Psion buyers :)

You're barcoded: The sneaky under-25 route to compulsory ID

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Non military, non drving, non travelling drunk

This is a bit unfair on the piss artist who'd rather spend his money getting drunk than going on holidays or driving

iPhone 3G finally unlocked

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Good advice

Don't eat yellow snow

Boffins build omelette-making android

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MotoMan SDA10 has seven axes

Be pretty good at chopping wood too !

p.s I know axes is the plural of axis

Acorn alumni to toast tech pioneer's 30th anniversary

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Gawd bless 'em

I spent many a happy hour hacking away on an Electron and BBC B once I had some cash. I got an Archie when they came out and I'm still doing ARM based coding 20 years later. Thank you all at Acorn/ARM

Apple unleashes monster patch batch on Mac faithful

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Jobs Horns

I would, but...

The last update (10.5.2) stopped wireless networking with my netgear router. A long ethernet cable for me these days.

"It just works" - my arse

DHS to fit airliners with laser beam defences

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I know

"which it does by focusing a suitable laser on the missile"

how about missiles that track bright lasers stuck on the back of planes

London PR outfit in sex-on-desk email shocker

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please make sure you know who is coming in the door behind you

I struggled to read past that part.

Spend-a-penny SMS service starts flowing

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What is the correct El Reg unit for this? or maybe 45,460litres is a "London night out"

BT Vision misses customer targets (by a shedload)

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One more

They'd have one more customer for this if only they would connect my bloody phone line and let me wait a further 48 hours before ordering. I suspect now that my order is delayed until the start of the next accounting period to make the numbers look good.

Jack Straw: let MPs use handhelds, laptops in Commons

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Funny Timing of story

I just happened to be watching Newsnight lastnight and during some story or other there was a clip of a government minister in the commons talking. In the row behind was a female MP (I couldn't see the face) tapping away on what looked like BlackBerry type thing. Odd, I thought they weren't allowed


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