* Posts by Hieronymus Howerd

148 publicly visible posts • joined 16 May 2012


So long, Lenovo, and no thanks for all the super-creepy Superfish

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Re: @Iain Thomson

> "four that I have"

You must be a devil with the ladies.

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Re: They shot themselves in the head

> "Lenovo is finished"

No. Because only a vocal handful of self-righteous, no-life geeks on an IT website even care.

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Re: Cue the ClassAction lawsuits in 3... 2... 1...

You're an idiot.

2013: A Space Odyssey - a cosmological review of the year

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Great review of the year. Thanks Reg! See you all next year.

Ofcom: UK beats the US... in race to buy online tat

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Last thing I ordered online didn't turn up.

Google embiggens its fat vid pipe Chromecast with TEN new supported apps

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Re: I won't read this

What's slightly unnerving for me is that Lee may actually be too *young* to get the reference. If so I'll forgive his ignorance while simultaneously resenting his youth.

Much like the colleague here who's too young to get Fast Show references because he was at nursery school at the time. I was at university.

BlackBerry rejected Justin Bieber as brand ambassador

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Never heard of him.

None of your Bezos: Jeff's wife gives one star to journo's Amazon tome

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Firstly, both she and Jeff declined to be interviewed, that's basically the point here, and secondly it's "should have". Obviously.

Twitter-mad twits trade 14 million shares in BANKRUPT zombie biz

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"BANKRUPT zombie biz"

I actually thought this was going to be an article about Twitter.

Samsung touching up ROUNDED, CURVY plastic enhanced MODEL

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> "Put it in your pocket the wrong way around and it's more likely to damage then"

Stab yourself in the eye with scissors and it hurts.

Dr Dre's Beats plans to drop HTC, hook up with rich mate – report

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Re: Pro tip:

"Beats Audio is not available on phone speaker"

Sorry pal, you'll have to guess again because this is BS, at least for the HTC One.

Second LulzSec Sony website hacker starts a year in the cooler

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That money

Rather than lining Sony's pockets, shouldn't it really be distributed to the people whose personal details were leaked? Surely they're the folks who were most inconvenienced in all of this?

Premier League seeks court order to ban footie-streaming Swedish site

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Re: However

There's no reason to install anything, it's just a website. The ads are a little grating, of course.

I mean, like, a friend told me.

At #guardiancoffee, we can now taste the future through a PRISM!

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Re: errrm .....

No, the Onion is funny.

'Leccy car biz baron Elon Musk: Thanks for the $500m, taxpayers...

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Re: So what was the interest again?

That's your fault for not taking care of your own finances and living beyond your means.

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Re: @Nick Thompson

So in your world, it counts as taxpayers' money when it goes out, but not when it comes in.

Think it through before spewing it onto the page, there's a good chap.

HTC woes prompts 'leave now' tweet from former staffer

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Re: Too many models, with too confusing a line up.

Perhaps they were simply downvoting your blatant homophobia.

Opera rewrite comes to Android

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Re: Their only chance of a future...

That's what they used to say about Internet Explorer.

Yahoo! May! Buy! Tumblr! For! One! BEELLION! Bucks!

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Re: oh! NO!!!

Oh, NOW I see how they've ruined it. What a mess.

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Re: oh! NO!!!

Can you actually quantify "ruined"? Flickr is largely identical to how it was prior to the deal.

Stephen Hawking nixes Intel voice upgrade plan

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Of course, all baths have that extra drain thing at the top to prevent that happening, but nice story all the same.

Murdoch Facebook gloat: You're like my $580m, 'CRAPPY' MySpace

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Re: It's not a Gerald Ratner moment

Well done, only the tenth commenter to point that out.

Gay marriage? We'll put a stop to that 'human bug', says Nintendo

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Re: !Sex

The fact that some people are male and some female is an "oppressive human rule"?

It! Started! With! A! GIF!... Yahoo! Actually! Buys! Tumblr! for! $1bn!

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Re: Lame! Yahoo! Headlines!

They've been doing it for at least a decade. Nope, I haven't yet been amused by it even once.

The IT Crowd returns to Channel 4 for a final episode

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^that's a nice TNETENNBA

Hedge fund invests $2bn in Microsoft, thinks Redmond is undervalued

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Re: Hedge funds and Long Term

Wouldn't that be what's known as insider trading?

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Re: In it for the kill


Whilst I agree with your general thrust, if you're talking about Warren Buffett, I can assure you that Berkshire Hathaway is in no way a hedge fund.

It's official! Register hack is an alcohol-flushed cave dweller

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Restless Legs Syndrome is just an excuse really, really annoying people use to avoid having to change their ways.

"It's a medical condition, honest, look it's on WIkipedia".

Pull the other one (pun intended).

Winklevoss twins claim to have enormo $11m Bitcoin stash

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Re: Free from human error eh?

That's not really the same thing, is it? That's you're own stupid fault. The case cited is equivalent to your bank misplacing your money for you.

StreetView spots possible roadside nookie down under

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Re: Yes, it is

That could be absolutely anyone claiming to be them. Are you new to the internet by any chance?

Twitter, the new stock ticker tape - and the SEC is OK with this

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It's kind of a public service

Company posts critical shareholder info via Facebook? Company might not be a great investment; not a buy.

Still-living, unincarcerated Ted Nugent invited to Barack Obama gig

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Re: Duped by the clueless and the media

Taking pride in making sure that your mentally ill can be armed to the teeth is perhaps the more pressing issue.

Climate watch: 2012 figures confirm global warming still stalled

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But I think the original mistake is you or I expecting any kind of rational, fact-based approach from a Lewis Page article. Some days I think he's just trolling us.

Dead Steve Jobs' mega yacht seized by testy Philippe Starck

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Re: No contract?

I don't know about wherever you guys live, but certainly in the UK a verbal contract is exactly as legally binding as anything on paper. Proving it ever happened is another matter, of course.

Seemingly that applies in the Netherlands too, otherwise that boat wouldn't have been seized.

New Year's resolution: Don't use Instagram, it'll sell YOUR photos

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Re: If i upload something that i don't own

Banning the kids is a brilliant way to make them overbearingly interested in getting on Facebook at the first opportunity.

Shiny new UK.gov stats website a 'disaster' - MPs

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I note the obligatory Web 2.1 "stuff scrolling sideways on the homepage" so beloved of, among others, the BBC and EVERY BLOODY WEBSITE DESIGNED IN THE LAST TWO YEARS STOP IT ALREADY.

Patrick Moore: Lived with cats, accompanied Einstein on the piano

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Re: WTF?

and no mention of his sterling work promoting the right-wing nutjobs over at UKIP?

The best e-readers for Christmas

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It was more like "they're all worth considering", but which one is right for you will depend on your individual needs".

Which seems fair.

Baby Bong #businessmodel is my PRIDE and JOY

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Del Amitri made a third album?

NASA's Mars rovers feel effects of TITANIC DUST STORM

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Re: .

Thanks for the downvote, Lewis.

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Expect a Lewis Page article denying that the temperature rose at all any minute now.

London Underground platform Wi-Fi set to cost £2 daily for many

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Re: Pointless

Seconded, which is probably why you never, ever see anyone who's obviously using it. And for crying out loud, the last thing you want to do is encourage people to hang around the station tunnels and platforms even longer clogging the place up.

Kobo Glo illuminated e-reader review

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He may be looking forward to, y'know, "grown-up" picture books.

Apple 'less innovative' at laptops than Lenovo

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You're confusing innovation and implementation.

For example, I've just innovated a 13" Ultrabook with a 1600*1200 screen. It cooks me breakfast and walks the dog. I haven't implemented it yet.

See how it works?

President Obama declares VICTORY over JUSTIN BIEBER

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Kim Dotcom's new Mega site barred by Gabon

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Re: He ought to STFU

Almost, not quite.

Still, top marks to Gabon for politician names, as you say.

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Re: where will he go what will he do

The word is "rejoinder".

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Re: oh.fuck.it?

Many years ago you used to be able to hire a @fuck.it email address for a few quid a month. The site had a little animated alien that swore at you. Fun times.

Tesla Model S named '2013 Automobile of the Year'

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Re: "Silly quick"?

>> "Pretty common colloquialism among car enthusiasts."

All the less reason to reproduce it here.