* Posts by Dana W

1032 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Sep 2007


MacOS 'Catalina' 10.15 comes packed with exclusive security fixes – gee, thanks, Apple

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Re: An app or 2?

Seriously? I think I had three.

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I noticed all my Steam games are 32 bit.......

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I've always happily updated in the past. But I feel like I'm being pushed into this. Apple breaking my iCloud till I update is just fuel on the fire.

Teardown nerds return to the Fold with word of warning: Samsung kit still 'alarmingly fragile'

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Just imagine the mockery there would be if Apple put out this flimsy mess. 2K for a phone that has a screen you can scratch with a fingernail.

Smartphones crashed, Samsung burned: Mobile in 2016

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They were down last quarter because they had a twp year old unit with a new model on the way. This Xmas the Apple watch has been a fast mover the shops have not been able to keep in stock.

Everything at Apple Watch is awesome, insists Tim Cook

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Re: Little Timmy sticking his head in the sand again.

Nice speech, except its outselling Samsung.

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Re: Tim Cook floging watches on QVC?

Well the one in the Mall of America is NOT getting a wide berth. The last time I was there they were out of 90% of all models. I'll take a few pictures if you like. I can just mallwalk and count Apple watches.

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Of course last quarter was down, it was a two year old product. But I'm regularly going to the largest mall in the US, the Apple store is packed, the Watch table is mobbed, and I see people packing the shopping crowds and a LOT of them are wearing Apple watches.

Seriously, old products don't sell. We know that. And the original Apple watch was a very unfinished product. I own one and and even I admit it didn't really get good till Watch OS 3.

We ordered our Apple watch 2s last week, and all Apple can tell us is we will have them before Christmas. They are constantly out of stock of the Sport model and they sell as fast as they hit the store, they are nearly constantly out of the 42mm models, and usually only the higher end models are in stock. and I like the ceramic one sure, but I'm not paying laptop prices for it.

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

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@ Yamas You lot have been saying that since day one. We like our Apple stuff because its well made and reliable, and it has incredible customer service.

The Fanboys are the ones defending Window's stream of epic fails as proof of its innate superiority, and angry geeks telling us this year is the year of the Linux desktop, FOR REAL this time!

The people buying things that are badly made, (Microsoft) (Delll) or the ones pushing the things the general public does not care about at all, even if it IS functional (Linux), and telling us "Stop liking your Apple stuff dammit!! We TOLD you! Its trendy garbage! STOP LIKING IT! WAHHH!" These people are the real fanboys.

They can buy kit that falls apart, and software that is incredibly unfit for use, and then pat each other on the back and go, All least its not (cr)Apple! Those sheep! They need to use what we all use so they can be individuals too! And pat themselves on the back for their largely imaginary sense of superiority and entitlement. This should fix my recent trend of thumbs up.

These people are living proof that Stockholm Syndrome is not limited to kidnap victims.

Neil Armstrong's MOON spacesuit: One small donation from you - one giant leap for Mankind

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Oh nostalgia, back when we had a space program........

Microsoft to Windows 10 consumers: You'll get updates LIKE IT or NOT

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My "anything but Windows" pledge of 2006 just looks better and better.

Apple and Samsung are plotting to KILL OFF the SIM CARD - report

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They finally co-operate... on screwing all of us. Super.

Game of Thrones: Where to now for headless Nintendo?

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True enough, but a phone is a necessity, a handheld dedicated gaming unit is a luxury. I OWN a 3DS XL. I want the new one to cut down on the terrible load times.

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The only thing keeping me from the newest 3DS is my lack of $200 I can spare right now. They have great games, but $40 for a handheld game is just too much in a market where simple games are $1 to $2, and big content us usually $10.

That and the fact you just can't charge the same $40 for downloaded games when the same games cost $40 in their hardware cartridge versions. There is no impetus to spend as much for a game that is only there as long as Nintendo feels like providing it.

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

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I have a 2007 iPod with 160 gig. Till I can get at least 160, no deal.

Neil Young yanks music from streaming services: 'Worst audio in history'

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He wants to limit it to Pono owners. I'm a Mac user and "I" can't afford a Pono.

Apple: Factory minions, need another 90 million iPhones over here, stat

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Time for my new iPhone this fall, always buy on the second swing of the cycle. Let some other sap eat the bugs.

Decision time: Uninstall Adobe Flash or install yet another critical patch

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I ALWAYS use flash blocker, I only allow flash to run on a case by case basis. Only Youtube white listed.

We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

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I'm glad this does not effect me one iota.

Reg hack survives world's longest commercial flight

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We do stop for fuel, But Minneapolis Minnesota to Naples Florida is one hell of a long ride. We drive nonstop, Its a 2000 Toyota Camry by the way. Still not for the claustrophobic.

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I have to spend 32 hours nonstop in a car one way when we go to my in-laws, 17 hours in a plane seems like heaven compared to that.

Oi, idiot fanbois. DON'T buy this gun-shaped iPhone case, mmkay?

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As someone who carries a pistol every day, let me say that this is an INTENSELY stupid case. And very, very dangerous.

Mister policeman is NOT going to give you the benefit of the doubt.

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

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Re: I've not been impressed by music recommendation algorithms

That is my problem exactly, I'm listening to Yes, how about Eminem?

Or the fact that two bands in my daily playlist have pretty much nothing? Probably more but it was pretty useless after that.

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I have three Macs, an iPhone, and an iPad and I was done with it in less than an hour. A lot of the music I want just is not THERE! The first five albums I wanted, music I listened to every day. Nowhere, not a chance.

As well as the fact that its classifications are incredibly vague. I was hoping for a way sort by genre, I wanted a select for prog rock, and a select for 70's music. That is all. But what do I get? In the setup, I get rock, and classic rock. Because Gene Vincent and Devo are apparently the same thing. Come on! Satellite radio did a better job! This is just insulting.

RUMOR is the new iPods are going to come with smaller capacity to encourage streaming. If that happens with the iPhone. This is one Apple stalwart who is going Android. Now that some higher end Android phones have OSX support its starting to look like an attractive alternative. As much as I've mocked Android phones for needing anti-virus, I'd rather have that than be locked into a media store I can't escape.

German army fights underground Nazi war machine hidden in Kiel pensioner's cellar

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Re: @Tim Jenkins - Must have been an interesting sight

"It's a description by someone who doesn't know (or can't be bothered to know [cough]Quentin Tarantion[/cough]) that there was a difference between the German people as a whole and the Nazi Party and its sympathisers."

Sadly my grandfather was an officer in WWII and "I" had to explain it to him.

So much for rainbows, Zuck: Facebook staff still overwhelmingly male and white

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The US finally got dragged into the 1990's and we got a win on the religious nuts. This is probably the biggest supreme court decision of the last 50 years, let us enjoy a rare "in the US" victory for humanity and sense.

Yep, it's true: Android is the poor man's phone worldwide

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Re: In Other Words...

By all means buy Android. Especially if you like your support in another country and by air mail.

Turnover time on iPhone support is same day. Break a screen, have a WI-FI fail, walk in an change it out. Name one Android phone maker who does that.

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I just love being thumbed down by the Android faithful for pointing out that the Android userbase is fragmented mess, and the fact that a two year old unlocked iPhone is $250 in my pocket when I trade up. The sour grapes in their Apple whine are refreshing as ever.

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The fact that my iPhone does not suffer from the platform fragmentation that is the curse of Android is a big bonus. My used phones at the end of their contract sell for top $$$. And my phone does not need an antivirus. Seriously? Anti virus on your phone? People do that?

I could care less about fashion, It works well, and holds its value. As to locked down, my Android powered Nvidia Shield had to be root kitted and have its boot-loader unlocked to be made useful. If that isn't locked down, I'd like to know what its.

Even Apple doesn’t mess with Taylor Swift

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I may have a house full of Apple Kit, but I don't buy DRMed and I don't do streaming. If I pay for music I want a copy on MY end or no dice.

Apple, from a devotee, this is a big pile of do not want.

Jurassic World: All the meaty ingredients for a summer blockbuster

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Another movie for 13 year old boys of all ages.

NY, Connecticut investigate Apple for Music service violations

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Re: Apple sucks schweaty monkey bung.

No, sour grapes get old after while. Why sue Apple? Lawyers sue where them money is.

Did you almost prang a 737 jet with a drone over Dallas? The FAA would like a word

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These are the kind of idiots who ruin it for everybody else. The drone hobby is really big right now.

Festival tech: Charge your mobe while you queue for a pee

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I pack something concealed to prevent muggers. Its called a Glock 36. :)

Very effective, and nowhere near as warm in the summer.

What's broken in this week's build of Windows 10? Installing it, for one

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And people ask me why I won't use Windows anymore........

Creationist: The Flintstones was an accurate portrayal of Dino-human coexistence

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Re: But we don't revere his scripture

The Darwin Fish is there on toe back of the car to annoy Christians in traffic, and if you live in a red state to get your car vandalized "For Jesus"

We are never getting back to... Samsung's baking Apple's 14nm 'A9' chips?

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You must be new, you can never praise Apple here.

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

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Ah yes, El Reg, where mentioning Apple never fails to produce a fine whine, made from the best of sour grapes.

Google to extend rogue Chrome add-on ban to OS X

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Re: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Hardly, I run Firefox on my Macs, and I run any ad-on's I like. Bets the first thing that ad king Google blocks is all add blockers?

Glad I never fell for this mania for Chrome.

For its next trick, Microsoft diminishes the iPad with just a driver

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Yet they are still a miniscule share of the market.

No, really, that 12.9-inch MaxiPad is totally on the way now

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This joke was old the first five times. Its dead Jim. Give it up.

Keurig to drop coffee DRM after boss admits 'we were wrong'

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Re: The correct way to brew coffee!

@ZenCoder I agree completely, thankfully the local coffee chain does that for me. They roast their coffee in house and grind it every day. Once I had their cold press, there was no going back. http://dunnbros.com/2010/05/17/introducing-infinite-black-cold-press-coffee/

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Re: I suppose.

I was told the cycle rate would throw off the clock. No matter, I live in disabled housing, no 220v here, sad to say. Pity, I'd love one like this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z691h50yfQ

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I suppose.

I understand the convenience of the pod coffee, the better doctors have it in their waiting rooms. But I get a growler of top quality cold press every week, so I'm not the market for one of these cofeematics. Now if i could just figure out how to get a Goblin Teasmade working on American wall current.........

iOS and Android apps on Windows 10: How is this supposed to work?

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How will it work?

To quote Marvin the Paranoid Android. "Very badly I expect"

Acer: 'We will be the last man standing in the PC industry'

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Re: Cloud Category?

Make it look like a Mac all you want, its still running Windows.

Republicans in sneaky bid to reauthorize Patriot Act spying until 2020

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Re: "Sheriff, do the letters F O mean anything to you?"

Its not about investigating the government, its about them investigating everyone else. Innocent or guilty.

America was founded on a dislike of taxes, so how did it get the IRS?

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Again, said Tea Party cretins don't understand that without the constitution allowing for taxation for a real Navy, (as opposed to a navy consisting of largely commissioned commercial vessels) and a standing Army, the war of 1812 would have gone far differently, and not at all happily for us.

They are furiously angry that 3% of our budget is going to social aid. (Not including Social security which is paid by its beneficiaries) Yet they are blithely unconcerned with the fact that over 50% of the US budget goes to the Military and its support, a number not matched even by Russia or China.

They don't REALLY hate taxation as they don't seem to mind a bloated military industrial complex.

They hate gays, poor people, anybody darker than light tan, the disabled, and the elderly. And most of all anyone who is NOT an evangelical Christian.

But the tide is turning on them, people are finally starting to see them for what they really are. its why they are going so rabid just now. The latest polls show the "Tea Party" is finally more disliked in the US than atheists. And I have to admit, this makes me smile.

Microsoft to open first flagship Store beyond North America

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Re: Keep on hating......

@ largefile Microsoft hating? Are you kidding? This place is full of Microsoft Fannbois. Its practically Redomond Love In. Try being an Apple fan here. Seriously, you guys can dish it out, but never can you take it.

Microsoft is moving forward alright, into the places Apple AND Android have been for years.