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Microsoft Should Dump Middlemen, Build Own Phones

DavidpFitz Utter crap (262 comments)

Nonsense. They're hardly going to build a manufacturing plant. They could (like Apple do) sub-contract to another manufacturer. But, in essence they've already done this with HTC making the bulk of Windows Mobile devices. I guess they could (like Google did) get HTC to build a Microsoft branded phone, but it wouldn't make a whole lot of difference as to what they have today.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Launches New Magical Trackpad, 12 Core Macs

DavidpFitz Re:Cores do not equal power (432 comments)

As others have noted here in the past, the number of processing cores do not a powerful computer make.

For sure; but this is aimed at people who are would be rendering video on their desktop or other CPU heavy creative tasks (e.g. Photoshop on massively high resolution images).

This isn't aimed at your average Mac user, or even your 'power-user' - it's aimed at people who need huge amounts of CPU every now and then.

more than 4 years ago

In Ukraine, IT Freelancing Under Threat

DavidpFitz Re:So? (359 comments)

There is nothing in UK law that forces any of this (apart from paying taxes) on you. It may provide you with limited liability or tax advantages, but its still your decision.

Umm, IR35?

more than 4 years ago

"No Scan, No Fly" At Heathrow and Manchester

DavidpFitz Re:Another reason not to fly via Heathrow (821 comments)

It's been a year since I last flew out of there so I dunno if the thermite-panted idiot has changed things much there, but City has always been a cut above hellpits like Heathrow.

No, it has gotten even better - not just comparatively. In the last year, they've upgraded and extended the departure lounge - it's more comfortable now and not at all squashed; capacity has increased at the scanner area too, so there's still never any queues. And there's also a nice new bar - so if you are early for your flight (I usually turn up 20 minutes before departure, so I don't frequent the bar) you can get a pint. They're a tad over a fiver for a pint, but hey - you're flying from LCY, you can afford it.

more than 4 years ago

Linux Kernel 2.6.31 Released

DavidpFitz Re:IPv4 over Firewire? (374 comments)

I have yet to see a Firewire device and only have seen a few PCs with Firewire ports.

You've never seen a MiniDV camera, then?

more than 5 years ago

Apple Snags Former Xbox Exec

DavidpFitz Re:remember the atari lynx? (190 comments)

...and a battery life of about an hour.

About the same as an iPhone, then?

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Unveils Browser-Based Office Apps

DavidpFitz StarOffice (126 comments)

So, basically the same idea we had at Sun years ago (about 10!) with StarPortal?!

Plus ca change.


more than 6 years ago


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