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Londoners Tracked By Advertising Firm's Trash Cans

paedobear Re:possible new app (189 comments)

AirPatrol have some tech that sort of does what you want, but it's very much enterprise orientated.

1 year,11 days
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UK Government Owns 16.9 Million Unused IPv4 Addresses

paedobear Re:Who cares (399 comments)

10nd? Are you a (pre .NET) VB programmer? 10rd surely.

about 2 years ago
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Dell's Misleading Graphics Card Buying Advice

paedobear Re:The article is much too kind ... (381 comments)

Are you some sort of crazy apologist for the Japanese? It's the racism FROM the Chinese and Koreans that causes the issues? This is like claiming that all the issues that Blacks and Natives face in America is because they're so racist to whites!

more than 2 years ago
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Dell's Misleading Graphics Card Buying Advice

paedobear Re:The article is much too kind ... (381 comments)

I lived / worked in Japan for 8 years as an engineer - I know a fuckload about what I'm speaking about. Moved away earlier this year because of the stupid levels of jingoism (rather than xenophobia - that's usually aimed at the Koreans / Chinese.) The majority of the racism that's spoke of isn't there - there's a distrust of English teachers (particularly people on JET) because they're rather likely to run from their debts, but that's (somewhat) understandable. Anyone who takes David Aldwinckle at face value - which you seem to be doing - is the uninformed idiot.

more than 2 years ago
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Dell's Misleading Graphics Card Buying Advice

paedobear Re:The article is much too kind ... (381 comments)

Unless he's ethnically Korean or Chinese he could get citizenship pretty easily - they make it easier than getting indefinite leave to remain (a "Green Card" in the US I believe) but he'd have to give up any existing citizenships (which is the reason that so few people from Europe / the US do)

more than 2 years ago
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Dell's Misleading Graphics Card Buying Advice

paedobear Re:The article is much too kind ... (381 comments)

You're allowed to vote in the UK for up to 15 years after you move to another country (I was under the assumption it was 5, the law appears to have changed after I left) though I'm under the understanding it would technically be illegal for you to be a member of a political party in the UK whilst living overseas.

more than 2 years ago
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Viacom's SOPA/PIPA Pitch Video, Annotated

paedobear Re:I almost started to cry... (177 comments)

Daily Show / Colbert Report are blocked from streaming in countries where it's shown on a domestic channel or HAS IN THE PAST been shown on a domestic channel (it's the second part that's asking for trouble)

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Tried To Buy Netscape: Suppose They Had?

paedobear Re:Too low? Wars would have still happened. (246 comments)

PS3 uses NetFront afaik which is basically the same as the Dreamcast browser. I believe it's used in a bunch of other embedded products.

more than 2 years ago
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Valve Boss Expects Apple To Challenge Game Consoles

paedobear Re:Newells remarks (197 comments)

the 360 also has the Indie store, and while most of the games make fuck-all money the same is true of the iOS App Store.

more than 2 years ago
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AMD Breaks Overclocking Record With Bulldozer

paedobear Re:Just like the FPU (193 comments)

486 (and it was only enabled for the DX) - the 386 series still needed a separate FPU. The difference between the 386 SX and DX was the size of the data bus.

more than 2 years ago
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HD Transfer of Star Trek: TNG To Arrive This Year

paedobear Re:Which aspect ratio? (267 comments)

Pentium - the 486SX didn't do hardware floating point (it had an FPU, but it was disconnected)

more than 2 years ago
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HD Transfer of Star Trek: TNG To Arrive This Year

paedobear Re:Which aspect ratio? (267 comments)

It's almost certainly going to be pillarbox - that's how they did the HD version of the original Star Trek. Now all we need to do is find out who we need to persuade at Warner to get a remastered HD release of B5 (no interest in post TNG Trek)

more than 2 years ago
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Age Bias In IT: the Reality Behind the Rumors

paedobear Re:Japanese company (582 comments)

That sounds totally unlike the Japanese software industry I worked in for 8 years - where if you're still writing code after you turn 30, you failed (The embedded software field is very different though - there if you're 30 and writing code you're pretty young)

more than 2 years ago
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Ripping CDs Set To Be Legalized In UK

paedobear Tories aren't Labour (156 comments)

This is something that Labour went out of their way to keep illegal during the last copyright review - hopefully this helps show that while the Conservatives are evil amoral bastards, at least they're not quite so crazily desperate to set up a police state (by criminalising things that everyone does AND trying to remove the right to a jury trial / destroying the idea of double jeopardy)

about 3 years ago
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Lack of Technology Puts Star Wars Series On Hold

paedobear Re:Funny (309 comments)

Since when has South America been "off shore" of the US?

more than 3 years ago
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L.A. Noire 'Blurs the Line' Between Story and Game

paedobear Re:Welcome to 1998 (83 comments)

That would have been Sin surely? Admittedly Sin was rushed to release to beat Half Life, but Half Life was hardly unique in trying to expand FPS games beyond the limited gaming of Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake

more than 3 years ago
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun Call For Worldwide Game Release Dates

paedobear Re:Make your own video games then (161 comments)

"Local releases in the US often commands a much higher price then the same title overseas." - are you fucking insane? The US has the cheapest prices for media (games, CDs, films, bluray, DVD, books) in the developed world! Yes, stuff will be cheaper in Vietnam or China or wherever, but it'll be easily 2x the price in Europe, Japan, or Australia.

more than 3 years ago
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TiVo To Brick All Remaining UK PVRs On June 1

paedobear Analogue Shutdown (286 comments)

Analogue TV is currently being shut down in the UK - last region(s) in about a year, so complaining that an analogue TV recorder is no longer usable is a little weird surely? May as well have a moan about the government turning off your TV while you're at it!

more than 3 years ago
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Italian Police Seize Blog Over 'Kill Berlusconi' Satire

paedobear Re:Its not strange, it just isnt American (214 comments)

At what point was Clinton involved in the KKK? Yes, he brushed off Byrd's past, but if that's "a leader of the KKK" then GWB is "a leader of Al-Qaeda" and Cheney "a leader in Saddam Hussein's government"

more than 3 years ago

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