* Posts by Simon Buttress

157 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Aug 2007


Take Note: Samsung said to be thinking about killing off Galaxy phablet series

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Re: The Note stylus


Hahaha YES! It's perfect for that. There's dozens of us...DOZENS!

Beware, drone fliers, of Scotland's black-headed gulls. For they will tear your craft from Mother Nature's skies

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The joys of zero redundancy

Always the dangerous thing with quads, no redundancy in case of failure. 6kg and a lot of expensive equipment. Ouch.

Reality strikes Dixons Carphone's profits after laughing off Brexit threat

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Re: My current favourite EU madness..

I see where you're coming from but as an occasional traveller, it's reassuring to get written evidence from your provider that you're not going to be gouged.

Sonos will deny updates to those who snub rewritten privacy terms

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I'll take any if you're selling

See title.

If anyone's so narked that they're getting shot of some ZP100s or ZP120s, I'll take them, need a few more to complete the house.


Is there an Echo in here? An Echo in here? Good, says Sonos. Good

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Re: Yawn

1000x better???

I've told you a million times, do not exaggerate!!

Samsung Note 7: Probably the best phone in the world. Yeah – you heard right

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Re: Smartphones are horrible phones


I smell shiiiiiiiiiiite

Airbus doesn't just make aircraft – now it designs drone killers

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Re: Citation?

Yeah I saw that and wondered 1) what news I'd missed that backs up that assertion, 2) wondered what he'd been smoking to come out with such tosh and 3) where I could find some

The Windows 10 future: Imagine a boot stamping on an upgrade treadmill forever

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Windows 10, Sisyphus Edition

See title.

OneDrive shrinks

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Re: opt out

aye I got an email from them last week saying I'm keeping my 15GB (& 15GB camera roll).

For sale: One 236-bed nuclear bunker

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Re: One obvious drawback

I'm sure the decay heat would have made a bit of a contribution post-apocalypse...

Millions of people forget to cancel Apple Music subscription

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Re: Satisfied Customer

Shill alert


Bill Hicks: 25 years on from the cult comedian's big break

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He's going after that Ignorance of Bill Hicks dollar

That's a good market, he's very smart....

Google unleashes build-it-yourself 'Ara' slablet phones (in Puerto Rico)

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Trigger's broom

...but in phone form!

'I don't NEED to pay' to watch football, thunders EU digi-czar

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Re: I would not watch sport if they paid me.

I disagree. While the visual nature of sports can be compelling, good commentary can be gripping stuff. And of course being non-visual it doesn't mean you're glued to the TV/phone/monitor and can be up and around doing other things enjoying the commentary in the background.

This is how I set about making a fortune with my own startup

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Re: Trying to save the UK, whilst the world carries on regardless

works for me.

Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5

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Re: Confused

Unfortunately it's usually both the app AND the firmware at the same time and it renders older versions of the app unusable once updated.

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Sonos user here.

This is annoying.

Welcome to Heathrow Terminal, er, Samsung Galaxy S5

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Re: This is straight

You mean of course the Samsung Galaxy S-Fifth Element.....

Mens sana in fibro sano: Virgin Media network-level smut filters are ON

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Re: boosting its broadband connection speed to 152Mbit/s

Not sure what speed package you're on but my upload is 10Mbit. Love it!

Depends on the person & situation etc but I don't mind paying a bit more each month to get the better upload speed - the increased download speed is just a handy side effect.

Apple blows past (most) Wall Street moneymen's expectations

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Re: Peak apple?

I just don't get what investors realistically expect from Apple (or any company in similar circumstances), they beat their earning target for the quarter, they pocketed $7 BILLION IN PROFIT IN 3 MONTHS yet people get pissed and their stock falls by 7%.

FML There's something seriously wrong with humanity/humans if $900 profit each and every second that passes isn't enough to satisfy.

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Mr Icahn

On a positive note, by my maths, Mr Icahn has just lost 252 million dollars with a 7% price drop in Apple shares on his "no-brainer" 3.6 billion investment with Apple.

That seems a lot of money.

Gasp! Twitter displays pictures in main feed as IPO looms

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Re: It's an option

Aye maybe, but for now it is an option that I have exercised. Some of the accounts I follow I'd prefer not to appear in picture, at least straight away.

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It's an option

You can switch off the preview y'know, it's in the settings.

It's the software, stupid: Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch bags big apps

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Re: Read first sentance.

That's kinda what I thought as well, I read the opening few sentences and thought "the fruity taste of bitterness is strong in this one".

Never mind, I'm sure the author will gush forth praise when Apple's watch drops. Magical. Revolutionary.

Apple's shock treatment: An authentic charger-spotting guide

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Random standard??

Anyone explain this to me please?

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 2013: Netbook with next-gen tech

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3rd review of an Air???

So yesterday we had 2 reviews of the 13" model and today we have a review of the 11" model. Seriously, are they that different that we need a separate review for each screen size?? Jeez.....

Albert Einstein brings cheese and clean pyjamas to space station

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Woolly sentence

So you're saying we follow the grammar, and that nazis like sheep? Cool.

Microsoft CFO quits as quarterly results fail to sparkle

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The results for the 3rd quarter of 2013??

Wow. So we know Win8 continues to fail for the next 6 months huh?..

iOS 6.1 KNACKERED our mobile phone networks, claim Vodafone, Three

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6.1 or 6.1.1?

So is this borking for 6.1 or 6.1.1? I've got 6.1 running fine on my 4S and there's an update to 6.1.1 do I download or not?

First Google wants to know all about you, now it wants a RING on your finger

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No Lord of the Rings jokes yet?

See title

Oz library finds Lance Armstrong books a new home: The fiction section

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Re: WTF??

In Soviet Russia, books classify you..

Review: Google Nexus 4

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Re: Low Cost?

Huawei? Geordie phone is it? Huawei Thelads

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What's the height of conceit?

A gnat floating on its back down the river with a stiffy shouting "Raise the drawbridge!!"

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Twas the bettery life, or lack of.

I also ordered one thinking for the price I'd be able to live with the purported poor battery life. Thankfully though, the order backlog gave me a chance to consider further the slowly increasing poor reviews of the battery life of the phone. I cancelled and bought a Note 2. Even though it's cost me more money, it's saved me a shedload of hassle with poor battery life which was the achilles with my creaking DHD

iPhone 'Do Not Disturb' bug to self-destruct on Monday

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Re: So

Remember to switch the DND off, or you'll miss them as well......

Kickstarted mobe charger 'kicked to death by Apple'

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Big Brother

Re: err

That would mean Apple incorporating wireless charging which they're unlikely to do any time soon, and if they do they will develop their own proprietary standard or engineer their products to only work with official Apple licensed induced energy, non-licensed energy will not be allowed.........

Taito's Double Dragon

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I loved elbowing them

Grabbing their hair and kneeing them in the face was a win as well. Or throwing the knifes at them.

Me and my mate used to complete the game on 1 life. We had no life at the time.

HP: AUTONOMY 'misrepresented' its value by $5 BILLION, calls in SEC

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Can this AC provide Lottery Numbers?


Posted Friday 19th August 2011 13:23 GMT

".... I hope they didn't cook the books like a certain now-Microsoft-owned company in order to look more valuable than they are."


Phone lacking NFC pay-by-bonk tech? It can go on a SIM

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Re: And I need NFC why?

And I need a laser why?

While I am also slightly skeptical of NFC (or its close-range variants), I think there will be large demand for it once we sort out the applications. We're still at that stage where we know it's exciting but haven't quite figured out the best way to use it yet. Maybe switching the central heating on and off as we arrive/leave the house. Light switches becoming redundant as we pass from room to room, maybe reminding us that that parma ham in the fridge is nearing its sell by date. I don't know but I'm sure someone will crack it.

Maybe I just love technology and the possibilities it allows us to dream up

Sony Xperia T Android smartphone review

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Has anyone....

...mentioned the Nexus 4 yet?

Ice Cream Sandwich still a no-show for most Android users

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Re: Moto Xoom UK - still waiting

What he said.

I clung on for a few months like a smitten teenager hoping Motorola would lavish ICS upon me but in the end I saw the reality of it. 7 months since the US Wi-Fi only Xoom got ICS and yet we still wait for it here in the UK? F-off Motorola.

GEDify your Xoom. It's definitely worth it and once, or maybe if, Moto UK get round to rolling out ICS in the UK then you can flash back to UK ICS if you fancy. Hell, they might even jump ICS and roll out Jellybean instead, but that might be the caffeine talking. The difference in performance of the same hardware running 4.0/4.1 compared to 3.2 is frankly unacceptable in the fact that I fail to take in how much positive difference the OS upgrade makes to the same physical piece of kit.

Sky launches movie, sports on demand service

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Sky Sports Pass?

To be fair if I can pay a smaller (& REASONABLE) amount for Sky Sports only rather than ponying up for the sports and the 90% of keech I don't ever watch then I'll probably do it.

Google pushing Jelly Bean updates to Android devices

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Re: Jellybean on the xoom?

I got sick of waiting for Motorola UK to pull its finger out so I flashed to the US Xoom GED ROM. Totally different device, fast, smooth, reinvigorated it. I am astounded by it. Jellybean will be here soon so I'll probably continue to use the US ROMs until the UK ones are available and swap back when they are. Trust me, go for it, you'll not look back at all.

Ethiopia: we are not jailing Skype users

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Ethio Telecom internet

Presumably because there is already Government informing snooping kit of some sort on Ethio Telecom?

iOS Rock Band gets back together

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Contemptuous shysters.

Mayor Boris' Chinese vote master stroke backfires on twit clone

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What a prat

See title...

Wondershare PowerCam

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Not free App

Says £1.49 for me. May just be for me though......

HTC sues fans for premature unboxing

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Re: nda

I thought the article said they HADN'T signed an NDA?

Judge orders O2 to name suspected smut burglars

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Golden eye?

Brown or Japs surely would be more appropriate, if a little less PC?

Belkin Power Pack 4000

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Seems like everyone else agrees

that this Belkin unit, compared to others available in similar or larger capacities is horribly over-priced. I expect to see this in airport electrical shops at list price + 50%