* Posts by supreme-overlord

19 publicly visible posts • joined 14 Sep 2012

Samsung launches 'perfect pair' of skinny mid-range phones


New day, new Samsung phone models.

PHABBA-DABBA-DOO! Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Edge, Gear VR – feast your eyes


Re: Fab phones

"but I use mine as a motorbike and hiking gps all the time due to it's size."

I know it's massive and everything...but using it as a motorbike?

Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE



I for one am waiting for 4.5k TV to arrive before I splash my coin down!

'Apple is terrified of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm


"huge numbers of *angry* feminists"

Is there any other kind?

Quantum crypto nearly ready to go mobile


Sounds perfectly safe

Outsourcing over half the 'secure comms' to the remote server. They won't be dodgy at all, and under no conditions will hand over key information to the Govt.

The best security ideas involve some third party managing the security of pesky things like encryption.

Samsung sets Sept 4 for Galaxy Gear smartwatch showoff


Portable TV more like

" While he wouldn't be drawn on specs, the rumor-mill suggests it's a 5.7-inch display phone, possibly with the ability to show 4K video."

Anything with a 5.7 inch display is most certainly NOT a phone. Small portable TV yes.

First Samsung Galaxy S4 review leak: Stop FONDLING, start FINGERING


Where is the innovation?

So it's a faster processor presumably, not sure if the camera is better but that's par for the course, and the continual screen expansion. So eyeball tracking is what's new? TBF this sounds gimmicky. e.g. looking away from the screen for a couple of secs is fairly normal, so having the video pause would be annoying for me, so you'd hope those "smarts" can be turned off.

Eyeball tracking sounds like a solution looking for a problem to me.

Google to pay laughably minuscule fine over Wi-Fi slurp across US


Do no evil (tm)

Apple: OK, we tracked your every move... but let's call it a caching bug, m'kay?


Google does no evil (tm)

At least Google didn't do anything like build code, infrastructure, hardware into their tens of thousands of cars that travel the world and sniff every single wifi access point and upload it to the borg and then get caught and say, "oh it was an accident, one developer did this, we didn't mean to create this database schema and capture all this data in this format and the hardware to capture somehow found it's way onto all those cars accidentally. It was never intended". Apple could learn from Google and implement Do no evil (tm).

Hacker faces 105 years inside after FBI 'sexploitation' arrest



The only way these girls could be blackmailed, I'd assume, would be because he already has one or more full frontal pics to use as leverage. So why would they just produce more of the same knowing if he's blackmailed once he probably won't stop after the second set and will then have even more leverage?

If the (original) pictures aren;t that racy then the threat/blackmail wouldn't really stand. It all sounds a bit weird to me, if you've already seen them all starkers and just get a few more pics from different angles what's the point...

I wonder what the ratio of going through with his demands vs telling him to fornicate off are. Must be a few weighed up the options I guess.

John McAfee remains on the run, but outside Belize


The nutbar is strong in this one

Mad as a bag of hammers

Design guru: Windows 8 is 'a monster' and 'a tortured soul'


Re: Mr Guru...

"Right click Live Tile, move mouse down to Turn Live Tile Off button and click. There...no more blinking tiles."

Dead, static tile then? Right good job!

Brit retailers tell Amazon and Google to pay their taxes



None of you have ISAs then? Claim legitimate child tax benefits? All of you IT types pay yourselves as PAYE at 50%+ and don't use Ltd companies or umbrella companies? Thought not...

Lancashire man JAILED over April Jones Facebook posts



....For his own protection. He got quite a few death threats.

Apple scrambled to hire iOS 6 maps engineers DAYS before launch



In safari on your iPhone. Job done. Apple maps and google maps on your iphone.

Tell me Android fandoids, how do you get the positively impressive high resolution flyover views of apple maps running on your androids?

'Apple's iOS 6 maps app is SHOCKING, rushed and half-baked'


all this moaning

From tech types who haven't figured out you open safari on the iPhone, type maps.google.com and problem and incessant whining just goes away. Apple maps AND google maps on your device.

Apple iPhone 5 hands-on review


Apple vs Android part 128764782169481

These releases are always interesting for the whining of the android fanbois. "Oh we had that 36 years ago!" etc.

For example, apparently some androids have been running 4G here in the UK on the non-existant EE 4G LTE network for quite some time. Numerous android users have been using the widely available (sarcasm intended) NFC functions of their phones for eons.

The reality is that Apple is a technology enabler. EE worked overtime to get their network ready for the iphone 5 launch and will piggyback on that success to attain customer churn from their competitors. Apple have stated that NFC is not there yet so why waste space to include it?

Obviously I stand by for flaming from the android hordes already running on LTE and using NFC to make their lige easier on a daily basis. And of course, sporting an 86" screen!