* Posts by Ashton Black's Alt.

8 posts • joined 17 Apr 2013

The revival of survival – the gaming genre that refuses to die

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Re: Early Access

Agreed. I made the mistake of buying into Godus. Been on 40% complete for quite some time now.

On the subject of Kerbal, the modding community, has extended this game, for me, without them, I don't think I'd still be playing.

Woz backs Chinese 'Apple of Far East' in play for US hardware market

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Cue the lawyers...

If this does "break" the US I suspect the army of lawyers at the late Job's firm will be out in force.

US court rules IP address cloaks may break law

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Witheld numbers.

It's unlikely that a "crime" could be commited on a withheld phone number without the direct knowledge of the owner (that is, one must actively answer the withheld numbered call). With an anyonimised IP, it's different, the server will "accept" the "call" without intervention from the owner of the site and therefore, like in this case a "crime" could be commited where the owner only finds out after the fact.

Violent Hamlet 'bard' by British Library Wi-Fi filters

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The Law of Unintended Consequences.

With broad filters, algorithms and fuzzy logic, this sort of thing happens suprisingly often. (Yes, I'm looking at you “my work filter”, which lets El Reg through but blocked Microsoft Technet!)

Magnets too slow for disk writes? Use lasers

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Re: Haven't we had read/write laser disks for close to a couple decades?

Not sure if you're being sarcastic.....

But they're talking about chaning the magnetic state of a bit of matter, not burning an optical hole in a bit of plastic.

SkyDrive on par with C: Drive in Windows 8.1

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The one time....

You need that "file" and you're out of 3G/WiFi coverage (For example, in the UK) you're screwed.

Having read the article it's appears that this isn't a backup but the actual location for files now. I'm sure non-techies will be able to figure this out, once they can't get to them.

Samsung vs Apple: which smartphone do Reg readers prefer?

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An equasion.

After my last contract ended I could either have upgraded to iPhone5 or HTC One X.

For similar contract terms (mins/data/text/length) I would be paying roughly double per month for the Apple. It's good, but not that good. (This is with O2, other Telcos may be different)

Hands up who wants 3D finger-controlled fridges? That's the spirit

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Thumb Up

A gesture.

Description: Fore and middle finger placed horzintally to the temple. Thumb vertical. The thumb is then moved to the horizonal position.

Function: To change channel when anything that has been touched by Simon Cowell is on.

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