* Posts by FlingoBingo

15 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Jul 2012

Digital radio may replace FM altogether - even though nobody wants it


DAB Bashing

The Reg has been on an anti-DAB crusade for about 10 years now.

Without straying onto the topic of internet radio, I like my DAB radios and anecdotally I think most of the radio listening public feel either neutral or positive towards it. In fact given the choice between 10 stations on FM, 50 on DAB I know which one will give me more content I want to listen to. My kitchen radio? DAB. Garage? DAB. My car? See below..

The only way to increase uptake further is to put more effort into getting DAB sets installed and working in cars. I had a horrendous mini countryman courtesy car last month, the only saving grace being an excellent DAB radio - why has it taken until 2012 for vehicle manufacturers to to even install them alongside FM??

Anyway - the Reg, you've been forecasting the death of DAB for a decade like some crazed FM-Shareholder. Maybe after all this time you should pop out and buy a set and maybe, just maybe it might not be as bad as you thought.

Fanbois shun 'crappy plastic' iPhone 5C


That video is fcking mental.

Horrific moment curvy mum-of-none Mail Online spills everyone's data


Best get off that high horse....

I've had exactly the same thing on The Register. Logged in, clicked on 'my posts' and found myself browsing someone else's profile. Perhaps I should have got on the phone to the ICO as well.

Samsung wins not-so-final 'final' pinch-to-zoom patent decision

Paris Hilton

Tom Cruise invented this.

I watched The Minority Report last night. Not seen it before, despite it being released way back in 2002. Plenty of pinch to zoom on show in it, and a couple of years before the patent in question was applied for.

Paris, because she could make anything bigger with a twidddle of her fingers.

Android is a mess and needs sprucing up, admits chief

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Smoking crack

Since when was being able to choose where to shop a bad thing? If I bought a computer and it only let me buy things from Amazon I'd be sending it back.

'Liberator': Proof that you can't make a working gun in a 3D printer


It might be a primitive design but I bet one kid can kill another kid with it.

British designer builds $15m iPhone for Hong Kong mogul



Some people seem to think this Stuart chap isn't all he seems. There's some interesting reading here: http://www.computer-choppers.com/stuart_hughes_fraud.html

'We are screwed!' Fonts eat a bullet in Microsoft security patch

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Re: For the love of god, please...

This is true - Comic Sans may be offensive to many IT folk but it is used for good reason in education. The downvoters might like to reflect on how domain knowledge can sometimes be as important as technical knowledge.

Ready for ANOTHER patent war? Apple 'invents' wireless charging

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My turn

I'm going to apply for a patent for a system to prevent people floating away. It'll be called 'gravity'. While I'm at it I'll register another one for a system to illuminate an open space. That one's called 'light'.

Someone stop the world please so I can get off.

Android users: More of them than fanbois, but they don't use the web


Browser Agent

Another vote for browser agent. When the wife first got her Asus Transformer she set it to IPAD, otherwise the BBC claimed her device wasn't compatible. These days she leaves it as 'desktop'. None of her browsing gets recorded as Android - doesn't mean it's not happening though.

Amazon's secret UK sales figures revealed by Parliamentary probe


All in it together

It's all very well people getting on their high horse about tax avoidance but it's us the Amazon customers doing the avoiding: I buy from Amazon and save 20% on the high street price. Where does that saving come from? Because they're paying tax as 'efficiently' as possible and they're doing that on my behalf.

Quite frankly, the pudgy-faced chancellor gets quite enough of my cash already so I'm more than happy with that arrangement.

Pong creator turns nose up at Nintendo Wii U


Gaming grandad

I'm not convinced by any of Nintendo's recent products, mostly because 2 minutes on a 3DS in Game left me boss-eyed for an hour but in fairness to them I doubt many 70 year olds 'get' modern technology.

Apple pays up for stealing design from Swiss Railways


Re: That round clock

Not quite. I think you'll find it's a zero-corner rectangle.

Samsung: 'Apple's proto-iPhone Jony is a Sony phone phoney'


The point is that Apple claim their design to be so revolutionary and unique that Samsung couldn't possibly have stumbled on it by accident and therefore must have copied the iphone.

By proving that Sony, LG, Samsung and others were doing the same thing before and after the iphone launch, the design is shown to be obvious. Factor in the evidence that the iphone was directly inspired by the Sony design and apple look less revolutionary and at best evolutionary.

In other news, it turns out the iphone isn't actually magical either.