* Posts by Handy Plough

143 posts • joined 7 Oct 2014


Who cares what Apple's about to announce? It owes us a macOS x86 virtual appliance for non-Mac computers

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They don't owe you a damned thing! You chose not to buy A Mac and go down the Hackintosh route!No-one held a gun to your head. Own you your choices.

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Re: Even if it was a good idea, now that's been asked by The Register...

Wow! It took me scrolling to the bottom of the page before I found an "Apple is doomed!" trope. Well done commentards!

Linus Torvalds banishes masters, slaves and blacklists from the Linux kernel, starting now

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Re: So Linus is just a SJW then?

OK boomer...

iPadOS 14: Apple's attempt to pry fondleslab from toddlers' mitts and make it more businesslike

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Jasc - does the lot. Very good it is too.

What's next? FBI telling us to turn iPhones into pocket spy bugs? It'll happen, says Apple exec

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Re: Pot, kettle?

Lets have the evidence the Bryant! Or are you mouthing off as per usual?

Apple: FBI request threatens kids, electricity grid, liberty

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Re: Cognitive Dissonance

>> "You caught a bad case of confirmation bias. Review other articles."

Yes and no. It's hard to argue the merits of this article. Sharwood's polemic is so beyond inept, it's laughable. There is 'biting the hand that feeds IT' and there is this article. Sharwood is tying himself in knots to make Apple look unreasonable. I gave up taking seriously anything this site had to say many moons ago. This though, this article is utter shite, and I'd wager goes against the views of the majority of the readership (not the good ol'fashioned Apple hating, the erosion of privacy).

It killed Safe Harbor. Will Europe's highest court now kill off hyperlinks?

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This is why we cant have nice things.

Apple CEO Tim Cook was paid more than $28,000 a day in 2015

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Re: Life is a bitch...

YAWN! Heard this before, been shown to be largely bollocks to.

You do know that the same is true for Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Samsung etc., etc., etc.?


Photoshop for 40 quid: Affinity Photo pushes pixels further than most

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Re: Let me know when it works on computers.

"... and they're free software."

They're also shit.

iOS 9 kludged our iPhones, now give us money, claims new lawsuit

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Re: Wish this had been publicized before

Yes. Planned obsolescence. After what will be 5 years (yes 5, it was released in 2011). Name 1 Android OEM matching that with just security updates.


PSST! You wanna iPhone 6S Plus? YOINK! You can't have one - Apple

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Re: @Doug S


Read the first comment about Apple and false scarcity you dick.



Apple: We're going to sell $77bn worth of iStuff this holiday season

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Re: Not one cent

That's nice.

Apple fanbois cry (bless) as site motionless during iPhone 6S pre-order wrest

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Re: @x 7 "iPhone 6$hit"

ORLY? so this wasn't you?


Apple's big secret: It's an insurance firm (now with added finance)

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Re: It seems to me that Apple do almost everything just a bit better than their rivals...

There are (at time of posting) 4 people that would rather have market share than revenue!? No that is fanboyism...

Apple iPhone 6S: Same phone, another day, but TOTALLY DIFFERENT

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Re: @Handy Plough: * improved LTE speeds*

Experience with a Blackberry? None recently. I've owned several pre iPhone and the nicest thing I can say about them is they were bland then; best of a bad bunch. Glad to be rid of them if I'm honest. Had a laugh look at the Passport. didn't fit my needs. No, the iPhone does what I need. Hey if Blackberry works for you, then that's just dandy. Just don't fucking tell me what phone I should use based on your prejudices you jumped up little...

Of course YMMV, but then I'm not going around calling people names for using a different product. My slight was at the sudden volume of pro-Blackberry post on an Apple thread. It was a dig/troll. That you clearly took it personally tells us much.

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Re: * improved LTE speeds*

How much are RIMM Blackberry paying for these post these days?

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Re: Pricing

"...slight price premium we generally pay for tech in the UK" AKA VAT.

Apple recalling iPhone 6 Pluses to correct their iSight

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Re: But will the iBlind ever see this?

Oh Alan, you wag! It's a good thing that all BB, Android and Windows devices are perfect, being they are made from pure unicorn tears.

(By the way, your fanboy is showing...)

Brussels taxi union to disrupt the disruptors over Uber service

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Apple tries to patent facial recognition

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Re: Really?

No. They are patenting their method for doing so.

Blighty a 'smartphone society' amid rise of 4G middle class

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I'm in that group. I'm an O2 "customer" and they make my phone say it's on a 4G networks, but with broken mast everywhere on top of the older lacklustre infrastructure, it's functionally no faster than Edge.

Google to French data cops: Dot-com RTBF? Baiser ma DERRIERE

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There is no literal translation of kiss my arse, va te faire foutre is possibly the closest in terms of offensiveness...

Silicon Valley sides with Samsung in anti-Apple patent war

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Re: Apple vs Samsung

Android was bought by Google, as were maps. Your point?

Are you a Tory-voting IT contractor? Congrats! Osborne is hiking your taxes

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I never said it wasn't legal. That's your own moral compass clamouring for justification. Here's the thing; if it's morally wrong, as were constantly told, that Google and Apple 'avoid' paying corporate taxes, why is it OK when a consultant does the same. I'd guess it would be distasteful to you if it were a 'celebrity' or a banker or a lawyer were to do similar too. You lot are the biggest bunch of hypocrites out there. Which is considerably more distasteful that tax avoidance.

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"Many contractors save avoid tax..."


iPod dead? Nope, says Apple: New Touch has iPhone 6 brains

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Re: RIP Windows XP

"Sad to say my main iTunes DB is on a swimmingly fast, reliable & secure XP system." Which, if you expect support from manufacturers, you should have upgraded at least a year ago. A "secure XP system" is an oxymoron, unless it's air-gapped.

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Re: RIP Windows XP

XP left mainstream support 6 years ago, and Microsoft washed their hands of it completely last year. Apple have a notoriously harsh approach to legacy systems support - and even they only just stopped supporting it. What part of you thinks that, reasonably, Apple or indeed Microsoft, should support your cheapness/laziness further. FFS man upgrade your OS! I bet you're still connected to the internet with that thing. The mind boggles.

Apple Watch is such a flop it's the world's top-selling wearable

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Re: 1st Pebble mention

Shite display, even more limited functionality than the Apple Watch, nuff said.

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To use the OP's logic, old Joke, no value. Any idiot can make it and laugh at it...

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Re: Useful things for a wristjob.

1. The Apple watch has this facility

2. Can't see the real utility myself and the digital crown works very well. The screen being obsured isn't much of an issue in daily use.

3. See http://furbo.org/2015/07/14/a-watch-water-and-workouts/. Basically, it's waterproof.

4. A self-charging mechanism would be advantageous. That said, I get about 2 days charge wich ain't too bad for a first gen product.

GOOGLE GMAIL ATE MY LINUX: Gobbled email enrages Torvalds

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I'd accuse Torvalds of many other things before accusing him of being cheap.

Your security is just dandy, Apple Pay, but here comes Android

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In much the same way that you fail at life, eh?

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"And, let's be honest, Apple know exactly who you are as they have your Apple ID on the same device. Just because they've not shown it linked in, doesn't mean they couldn't, can't, don't, haven't or won't. If you are authenticating the software on the device and the device is linked into an Apple ID account or course they know who you are. Whether they join the dots or not greatly depends on local legislation, not technical capability."

Prove it. With actual tangible evidence. If you can't shhhhhhh. You're talking shit.


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It was ever-so-slightly pro-Apple. That's a no-no.

Microsoft rains cash on OpenBSD Foundation, becomes top 2015 donor

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Re: Microsoft...

Originally, most userland stuff derived from 4.3BSD, then FreeBSD.

It's all Uber! France ends its love affair with ride-sharing app

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Re: Does Uber have something that...

Which city is that?

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If any of you think this is the will of Madame la Républic, you show that you don't understand France. Unions run France through bribery and corruption. Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité applies to everyone, but the unions are more égale than the rest of us.

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Re: Correction, here ...

Quoting Le Canard is like quoting The Daily Star and cross referencing Viz.

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Re: The sad bit is

"the core idea of a taxi license is setting up some much needed frequent checking on drivers..."

That'd be fine if that is what actually happened. Parisian taxis are a ripoff and might as we'll be unregulated. They are run by a cartel that, using unions, strong arms government.

Apple Music: First three months for free? We lasted less than 3 hours

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All that from 3 hours.

Apple seeks fawning 'journalists' for in-house 'news' self pluggery

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Re: Mike Ash

Mike is anything but fawning...

Scientists love MacBooks (true) – but what about you?

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Re: The view from Silicon Valley

I know that you are bullshitting because OneNote is available on Android, iOS and OS X.

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What CAD software do you use?

Force Touch tweak: Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

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This is the standard of "journalism" at the Register these days. Sad.

Sysadmins rebel over GUI-free install for Windows Server 2016

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Re: All of a sudden, my decision to learn Linux

You really are taking the ps with that one...

What an eyeful: Apple's cut price 27in iMac with Retina Display

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Re: Why put DOS on a mac?

At no point did I say that otherwise, I refuted your implied assertion that Macs aren't useful in the realm of 3D and preempted the inevitable CAD remarks. Now to take you to task on your (pointless) Wikilists;

Of the 37 listed programs, 12 aren't available for Mac. Of those 12, only 3 are are "big hitters", 3dsmax, SolidWorks, Solid Edge. I've deliberately left SoftImage off that list as it has been discontinued. Yes 3dsmax is popular. Your medal is in the post. You know what else is popular? Cinema 4D. As to what is better? Neither. It the person operating them dummy.

CAD has been traditionally weak on the platform, no arguments there; however, it has useful CAD software available. You "features" bollocks is irrelevant vis à vis AutoCAD as most people use it like Etch-A-Sketch, and in all honesty MacDraft and Vectorworks are better option on the platform. PLM is poorly supported, but trust me, Siemans PLM is more than capable.

I deal with Autodesk on a daily basis, and let me tell you, they are the worst. They make the likes of Oracle and Adobe look saintly. Their software is buggy as shit and their support is next to useless. Pointless in fact. So it doesn't really further your argument that Wintel is better than Mac because Autodesk CAD and 3D.

BTW, vizualisation is a niche of a niche. Son, I was CAD monkeying before you were born.

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Re: Why put DOS on a mac?


It's only 3dsmax that doesn't run on a Mac, everything else; Maya, Modo, Cinema 4D, LightWave, Houdini, Mudbox (stop sniggering!) all have Mac versions. All are equally as capable; some more so.

You'll be telling us about CAD next. (AutoCAD, VectorWorks, MacDraft, ArchiCAD, Rhino, Cobalt, Siemens NX [as used buy Apple] all run on OS X)

*Source, actual manufacturers unlike you searchgoogletillifindshithatbacksmeup statement...

Use your Apple gizmos only for good, says Tim Cook

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Re: LOL - how?

So it didn't occur to you to flick the switch on the side? Fuckwits, the pair of you.

Stolen an Apple watch? Want to pawn it off? Good news!

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Re: Version 1.0

"Except that you don't have to take your Rolex/Patek/etc watch off during the day and leave it on your desk recharging."

Neither do you with the Apple Watch you bell-end. Dunning-Kruger is strong in this one...

Ericsson to Apple: Cough up for licences or stop selling iPhones, iPads and Watches

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Re: or is Apple denying that the patents apply?

You really are a fucking dullard.



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