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MS Office For Android: Pretty, But Woefully Incomplete

Zelos Re:I love it! (174 comments)

They tried pretty hard to kill off Windows Phone by orphaning their existing WP7 users and apps with the switch to WP8. It still seems to be limping along somehow though.

about a year ago
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Forget Apple: Samsung Could Be Google's Next Big Rival

Zelos Re:One other point (223 comments)

And when did core count replace MHz as the standard marketing-speak meaningless processor comparison?

about a year ago
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Microsoft Is Sitting On Six Million Unsold Surface Tablets

Zelos Re:The thing is (550 comments)

Every train I sit on these days is full of commuters using iPads and assorted 7" Android tablets for reading, video and games.

about a year ago
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Why Your Sysadmin Hates You

Zelos Re:Not so special (572 comments)

I'd like to see those sysadmin having a problem with their checks and being told "no no, you can't talk to anyone in HR or the payroll department directly, are you crazy?

I think that's the case in lots of big companies? It certainly is where I work, there's a big central HR helpdesk ticket system.

about a year ago
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BBC Clock Inaccurate - 100 Days To Fix?

Zelos Re:Not-so-accurate source (487 comments)

the BBC doesn't want to get into the business of running a time server

They already are - see the Pips. I guess that's the reason for the original complaint - people expected "BBC time" to be exact?

about a year ago
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Ouya Performance Not Particularly Exciting

Zelos Re:800,000 Applications (305 comments)

There are different levels of a game 'working' though. As you say, playing with a controller is very different to playing with a touchscreen. A single player Android FPS with dificulty tuned for touchscreen is going to be much easier with a controller or a mouse plugged in.

Are all those Android game developers going to tune for controller and/or Keyboard&Mouse when the market size is so much smaller? It's not just a matter of "it's Android so the games all work".

about a year and a half ago
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Ouya Performance Not Particularly Exciting

Zelos Re:800,000 Applications (305 comments)

That's 800,000 apps designed for touchscreens, isn't it? How many work on a non-touchscreen TV with a controller?

about a year and a half ago
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State Rep. Says Biking Is Not Earth Friendly Because Breathing Produces CO2

Zelos Re:RTFA (976 comments)

Where do you think the carbon in the CO2 you breathe out comes from?

about a year and a half ago
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Large Corporations Displacing Aging IT Workers With H-1B Visa Workers

Zelos Re:Unemployment? (617 comments)

More likely they'd realise that for anything beyond the simplest IT jobs there's very little long term productivity increase beyond 40 hours a week and everyone would be much happier all round.

about a year and a half ago
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The Tiny Console Killers Taking On the PS4 and Xbox 720

Zelos OnLive (349 comments)

G-cluster’s Games Machine is a new contender in the game streaming space currently dominated by the likes of OnLive.

That's the OnLive that nearly went bankrupt and apparently only ever had 1,800 concurrent users?

about a year and a half ago
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Primary School Girl Told To Stop Photographing and Blogging School Meals

Zelos Streisand in real time (472 comments)

You can actually watch the Streisand effect happening in real time as the hit counter at the bottom of her page shoots up. Heading for 3 million pretty quickly :-)

more than 2 years ago
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News of the World Investigation Expanded to 9/11 Victims

Zelos Re:Press charges against Murdoch and Brooks (135 comments)

Sure, I'm not suggesting the NOTW shouldn't be held responsible. But it just seems a little hypocritical for tabloid readers to spend years avidly reading the kind of intrusive stories described by the OP, only to then turn round and act horrified when they discover they were created using dodgy practices.

more than 3 years ago
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News of the World Investigation Expanded to 9/11 Victims

Zelos Re:Press charges against Murdoch and Brooks (135 comments)

What about the morons who kept buying the paper every Sunday to read those kind of idiotic stories?

Perhaps it's a case of getting the newspapers we deserve?

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft TouchStudio Uses Phone To Program Phone

Zelos Re:Big deal... (162 comments)

Palm had OnBoardC as well, a full C compiler and editor. . I wrote the prototype for a PalmOS text editor in it.

more than 3 years ago
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Nokia Paying $10M For Symbian Software Devs

Zelos Re:Who is Nokia again? (210 comments)

As I understand it, Nokia has maintained their numerical share by selling low-end smartphones, especially in emerging markets, while completely ceding the high end 'proper' smartphone market to iOS and Android (ie. the part of the market that buys apps and actually uses the 'smart' bit of a smartphone).

Hence their massive drop in profit share and the fact that (in my experience at least) commuter trains are now a sea of iPhones, Blackberries and Android phones with only a few Nokia low-end phones around.

more than 3 years ago
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Nokia Paying $10M For Symbian Software Devs

Zelos Re:If Nokia really wants to remain relevant (210 comments)

I have here as evidence, a SOny Ericson P1i, which is a wonderful phone... Wow, somebody actually liked the P1i? That thing was horrible: slow, buggy, appalling UI design. Even my awful Windows Mobile Samsung i600 felt like an upgrade after that. UIQ died off for a lot of reasons, I don't think Signed by Symbian was one of them.

more than 3 years ago
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Catching Satnav Errors On Google Street View

Zelos Re:GPS NAV in Korea (312 comments)

Don't most GPS devices do that? My base model TomTom (in the UK) does all of that - I'm not sure about the last one, but when I used it in the US it gave me directions out of a giant mall parking lot.

more than 4 years ago
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VP8 and H.264 Codecs Compared In Detail

Zelos Re:I think too many people forget that (170 comments)

Indeed. And the best way to stop the H264 guys exploiting their huge market share with high royalties is to have one or more "good enough" free alternatives widely available.

more than 4 years ago
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Police Stop Journalists From Photographing Metrorail System

Zelos Re:It's the sun (601 comments)

It's relatively common in the UK. This story is the most recent one I remember - young photo journalist prevented from taking photos of army cadets in public by a policeman who says something like "I don't need a law to be able to stop you". I've seen plenty of other similar stories.

more than 4 years ago

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