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Installing Android On an HP TouchPad

RonnyJ Re:WebOS is staying on my TouchPad (96 comments)

I have installed Android on my TouchPad for one simple reason - application availability. The OS may be nice, but I use my devices primarily for the applications, not the OS.

more than 2 years ago
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France Bans Facebook and Twitter From Radio and TV

RonnyJ Re:Unless (278 comments)

Or, better yet: France Bans Facebook and Twitter Promotion in Radio and TV News

more than 3 years ago
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France Bans Facebook and Twitter From Radio and TV

RonnyJ Re:Unless (278 comments)

That bit should be part of the headline. Terrible editing.

France Bans Facebook and Twitter From Radio and TV News

more than 3 years ago
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Where Do You Go When Google Locks You Out?

RonnyJ Re:anyone actually read the article ? (332 comments)

Not quite, with the free support they didn't fix the issue - they took a year to tell him he'd broken the Terms of Service, and then no reply as to why. Even then, when trialling the paid-for support, they still managed to bill him when they shouldn't have.

As for not being news-worthy, how else can people highlight these kinds of issues?!

more than 4 years ago
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Where Do You Go When Google Locks You Out?

RonnyJ Re:"No option to defend yourself"? (332 comments)

I'm just surprised how, after all his issues, the length of time with no response, and being billed in error, he still ends with:

Thank you Google! I never lost trust in you.

...really?!

more than 4 years ago
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XBMC Discontinues Xbox Support

RonnyJ Re:Other Platforms (213 comments)

It might not work especially well with a mouse - but it works very well with a remote control.

Connect a remote control, and a large monitor/HDTV, and it's one of the best media centre interfaces out there.

more than 4 years ago
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BioShock 2's First DLC Already On Disc

RonnyJ Re:5 dollar patch (466 comments)

What bothers me is the possibility that content is cut from the game specifically to sell, rather than being developed in addition to the game. It's important to bear in mind though that extra content can still be developed before the game is totally finished, programmers don't create most of the game content.

The fact that its on the game disk is irrelevant though. For example, when I buy Windows 7 Home Premium, that disk also contains Windows 7 Ultimate. I'm not given a key to unlock Ultimate, but I can buy a key from Microsoft to upgrade to it if I want to.

more than 4 years ago
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Dad Delivers Baby Using Wiki

RonnyJ Re:I recently needed to learn how to set a live tr (249 comments)

That's quite a flawed conclusion to come to. Sure, each individual inaccuracy may be corrected in a reasonable time. But you're completely ignoring that other inaccuracies may be added during that same time period.

You say Wikipedia is "more reliable than an average printed manual or guidebook where any mistakes couldn't have been corrected since I bought it" - a printed manual or guidebook doesn't have any extra mistakes added to it either, but Wikipedia certainly might have.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Dominates "Premium PC" Market

RonnyJ Re:Premium price, not premium PC (475 comments)

The article says that Apple dominates over a certain price point. That's exactly what I said.

I didn't say that some Mac's shouldn't be considered premium, I was merely correcting the article title.

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Dominates "Premium PC" Market

RonnyJ Premium price, not premium PC (475 comments)

Apple dominates the premium priced market, not the premium PC market.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Discloses Windows 7 Pricing

RonnyJ Re:Not in Europe (821 comments)

From the article you linked to:

"In Europe, the full version will be priced as if it were an upgrade version." - where's the increased price you mention?!

more than 5 years ago
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Monkey Island To Return

RonnyJ Re:Bring it on! (153 comments)

What's the matter? Just get out of sword fighting class?

more than 5 years ago
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Can SSDs Be Used For Software Development?

RonnyJ Backups (480 comments)

If you're worried about losing work, I think your backup solution is what you need to improve instead.

more than 5 years ago
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Which Distro For an Eee PC?

RonnyJ Re:Windows 7 (466 comments)

If you run 'winver', the Windows 7 beta reports an expiry date of 1st July.

more than 5 years ago
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Which Distro For an Eee PC?

RonnyJ Re:Windows 7 (466 comments)

Not sure why this is modded offtopic.

If you like Vista, Windows 7 is less resource hungry, and you can try out the beta and then the Release Candidate at least until July, the RC will probably extend that limit until later in the year.

more than 5 years ago
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MS To Slip IE8 Into Vista and XP Through OEMs

RonnyJ Re:IE has had these for ages (289 comments)

As an addition, even those who have serious issues with Microsoft would do best to ignore these 'stories' and even perhaps make a stand against them themselves.

Posting half-truths, exaggerations and downright untruths discredits Slashdot probably more than it does Microsoft. If Slashdot focused on legitimate problems and grievances, and actually verified the accuracy of what they post, it would give those legitimate grievances far more weight than Slashdot carries right now.

more than 5 years ago
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MS To Slip IE8 Into Vista and XP Through OEMs

RonnyJ Re:IE has had these for ages (289 comments)

Recently the standard of Slashdot articles about Microsoft has taken a huge nosedive, any opportunity to bash them seems to be taken. It used to be mainly misleading summaries, but nowadays anything with an anti-Microsoft slant, even something basically made up or down to the incompetence of the submitter, seems to get posted.

http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/02/06/1544207 - bashing Microsoft for letting you download Microsoft software on another PC besides the one you intend to use it on.
http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/02/16/2259257 - the worst example I've seen - unfounded, unproven allegations with no substance whatsoever.

more than 5 years ago
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More Indications Windows 7 Is Coming In 2009

RonnyJ Re:Surprise to Anyone? (369 comments)

A 2009 release or 'RTM' date shouldn't be a surprise at all.

The beta expires in July, so the 'Release Candidate' build should be out before then, and the final version soon after.

more than 5 years ago

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