* Posts by trev101

19 posts • joined 13 Aug 2012

Nope, we're stuffed, shrieks Apple channel as iPhone shipments enter a double-digit spiral


Apple greed put me off

After 10 years with iPhone I finally moved to Android with a Samsung S10. Lovely device. Apple new phones had no touch id, were too expensive and their greed was the final deciding factor.

Google: We're not killing ad blockers. Translation: We made them too powerful, we'll cram this genie back in its bottle


Firefox works fine in blocking ads.

Google is currently the dominate browser of choice but if I no longer have ad blocking capability then I will be using Firefox or Opera, the former being independent works fine with ad blocking extensions.

As Red Hat prepares to become part of Big Blue, its financials look as solid as Linux kernel 2.4


As long as IBM improves on the RedHat Linux offering it will good for both companies. If IBM has any ambitions to offer good prospects for Redhat Linux in the desktop world it could start with getting Adobe to develop it's suite of software for Linux. That will sway a lot of people away from Microsoft.

Most munificent Apple killed itself with kindness. Oh. Really?


I upgraded the battery but not the phone

Last month I took advantage of Apple's battery upgrade for my 6s plus. This was showing as 83% capacity and the new battery boosted standby to 2 days. But the reason why I did that was because the new iPhones have taken away the audio jack and touch id. So why bother upgrading for in my opinion a poorer device. in

Dixons Carphone smarting from £440m loss as it writes down goodwill on mobile biz


It's not wholly Carphone Warehouse fault. I am still using an iphone from 2015 and new phones prices, change of functions and Apple's greed puts you off from getting a new one. My phone still does everything I want to do.

Super Micro says audit found no trace of Chinese spy chips on its boards


If there is suspicion manufacturing should be done in the UK. Good for us.

Shocker: UK smart meter rollout is crap, late and £500m over budget


Smart meter benefits are for the provider gaining remote control of power to your house.


I've refused to install a smart meter numerous times and glad I did. The benefits looked good but when I realised I am giving power away and knowing how remote connected devices can be hacked I refused to believe in the official message. I have also stopped many others in installing them.

Solaris 11.next becomes Solaris 11.4, but new features aren’t set


Move ZFS to Linux

Linux is the future and the sooner Oracle up streams ZFS file system to it, the better.

Samsung Galaxy S9: Still the Lord of All Droids


Would like to move but cannot

I have been on iOS since 2009 and would like to move to Android but the only think stopping me is the app data which you lose. Android will have the same apps but all the game data is lost and there is no easy way to transfer it. Losing all the hard won coins and other treasures keeps me back on iOS.

Hey, you know why it's called the iPhone X? When you see Apple's repair bill, your response will be X-rated


Glass body

iPhone X has got the same innards as the iPhone 8 but as it ditches touch-id I would say it has a worse HCI usability. It's also got a glass body and it will be interesting to see if it can survive one fall without damage.

BA's 'global IT system failure' was due to 'power surge'


This is going to go down in history "How not to do IT you depend upon".

If they got rid off all staff who knew how to design a resilient system and staff who had specialist knowledge of existing systems indicates an extremely poor judgement by the management.

Smart meter firm EDMI asked UK for £7m to change a single component


What benefit is a smart meter? I have said no and still say no. I am not convinced it is of any measurable benefit to the consumer. To spend £11bn, at no cost to the consumer suggests it is of more benefit to the providers of our energy in the homes. It enables them to regulate, control, ration remotely and we have all seen the press articles warning of looming energy shortfalls with demand for electricity outstripping supply within a decade. Any reasonable person would say no to allowing a third party cut off or reduce power to your home remotely.

Solaris 12 disappears from Oracle's roadmap


Not surprised, we are paying an arm and leg for the annual subscription license.

The biggest advantage for us is the ZFS file system. This is not rock solid on linux, so I would like to see if Oracle are going to transfer their technology code to Linux kernel or whether we should be looking at freebsd.

4K refresh sees Blu-ray climb to 100GB, again


Re: Total waste of time

blu-ray movie beats download any day with the depth of image colour and better rich sound.

Downloads are only downsized of the original.

If you want to enjoy watching a movie then blu-ray is currently the best and true 4k image on the format will be unbeatable.

Five years of Sun software under Oracle: Were the critics right?


Re: Solaris for high end, said Larry

freebsd is the answer for large cpu supercomputers & free!

Xenon: Bitmap Brothers' (mega)blast from the past


brings back memories

I loved this game. I had forgotten all about it until this article brought back memories.

Playing retro games on mobiles is not the same. Another favourite of mine Crazy Taxi is just not the same.

Lone config file in Mac OS X SIGNALS DEATH OF THE DVD


No quite yet

I only use CD drive for creating music CD's from my playlist, however more and more cars are now going usb or iphone way so my CD/DVD RW will disappear from my computer soon. However I disagree with blu-ray.

I use it extensively for content authoring. Let's face it TV's need a blu-ray player & we are not going to be downloading 25GB or 50GB anytime soon. I see a future for blu-ray well into next 10 years.


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