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Scotland Votes No To Independence

kinarduk Re:Everyone loses (391 comments)

If! There were a lot of rUK voices not heard yesterday, hopefully they will be heard during the negotiations with Scotland et all, especially considering we will have a general election coming up soon!

12 hours ago

Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court

kinarduk Re:Welcome to Australia, Ferengi. (139 comments)

Same in the UK and Europe. Want to do business here? Then abide by local laws, simples.

about three weeks ago

Apple Confirms Purchase of Beats For $3 Billion

kinarduk Buying a streaming contract? (188 comments)

I know apple have tried hard to get the labels to sign up to a music streaming service. Perhaps they bought beats because it already had a contract in place with the major labels, thus removing all of the complicated negotiations?

about 4 months ago

British Operator EE Offers £8 Million Petabyte 4G Data Bundle

kinarduk EE shutting down cell towers (53 comments)

Since the merger of Orange and T-Mobile, EE have been cost cutting by shutting down cell towers with overlaps. This sounds reasonable, but it's having a huge effect on signal strength and quality. Initially they denied there was a problem, now they can't hide the fact the service is suffering. So if you're a business with £8 million in your pocket, make sure you do your due diligence and check coverage in your area! Remember what you check now might not be there when you want to use it, as EE are still decommissioning towers!

about 10 months ago

No Love From Ars For Samsung's New Smart Watch

kinarduk Re:Is anyone surprised? (236 comments)

I've tried many 'smart' watches, Pebble is the only one that gets it right. Simple notifications coupled with a decent battery life, down to a custom and simplified OS. i'mwatch and the cuckoo just didn't cut it.

about a year ago

Indiana Man Gets 8 Months For Teaching How To Beat Polygraph Tests

kinarduk Re:AMERIKAN GULAG! (356 comments)


1 year,12 days

Ask Slashdot: How To Deliver a Print Magazine Online, While Avoiding Piracy?

kinarduk iTunes? (298 comments)

You could deliver the content via iTunes. Sure it has DRM, but it's not very obtrusive, there's plenty of evidence showing people paying for content through the iTunes store. You'll have to give up 30% to apple however.

about a year ago

Ouya Performance Not Particularly Exciting

kinarduk Re:800,000 Applications (305 comments)

"Stable Platform" - The most important phrase in your post. Developers love this. I know, I'm a developer.

about a year and a half ago

Driver Trapped In Speeding Car At 125 Mph

kinarduk Re:Remove keys from ignition? (1176 comments)

I had a french car once (or twice) a Peugeot, it was a diesel. I had a situation where I couldn't turn it off. Keys out everything, nothing worked, it just kept running, eventually I managed too stall it. This is different to TFA as the accelerator wasn't stuck, but it might be a contributory factor.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Mathematical Fiction?

kinarduk Re:Too short? (278 comments)

I consume my books mostly in audio form now days, even with great voice acting Anathem was a hard and long 'read', but I'm glad I persisted as taken as a whole it was a great book.

about 2 years ago

UK Man Arrested For Offensive Joke Posted On Facebook

kinarduk Re:For fuck sake, not again! (606 comments)

Me too. However that doesn't change the fact that comedy and jokes are used in therapy.

about 2 years ago

UK Man Arrested For Offensive Joke Posted On Facebook

kinarduk For fuck sake, not again! (606 comments)

So the first thing that happens with any tragedy is that people make jokes about it. It happened with 9/11, it happened with 7/7 it's happened throughout history. Some people use it as a form of therapy. It's part of our coping mechanism.

about 2 years ago

Apple Loses Bid For Emergency Ban On HTC Phone Imports

kinarduk Re:Only a little evil (305 comments)

Also, when installing most Safari updates through the software update tool, a system restart is required. WTF?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Instead of a Laptop, a Tiny Computer and Projector?

kinarduk Don't waste your time (339 comments)

It's going to be a pain, I promise. Don't waste your time. Get an Air or Chromebook and save yourself loads of trouble.

more than 2 years ago

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 30th Anniversary

kinarduk Re:My first computer (212 comments)

You'd be surprised at the things hackers made the '81 do. I remember sound generation by playing with the screen refresh code, no don't ask me how, but I remember trying it out. Also there was code where people managed to get some colour out the the '81, again I think by playing with the refresh code, but I can't remember exactly, it was a LONG time ago. Lastly there were hardware 'fixes' for the lack of colour, here's a post I found on the 'nets:;action=print;num=1125268877.htm

more than 2 years ago


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