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This was the week when marketing for new games consoles the Xbox One and the PS4 really went into overdrive. Microsoft are hoping to steal a march on Sony by getting its Xbox out a little earlier, but hit a bit of a snag when some of the consoles went out way too early. The Ones are supposed to ship on November 22, a week before …

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@Microsoft Virus©

@Microsoft Virus©

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Winter is coming

So is Black Friday.

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Re: Winter is coming

I'll stand down by the door

And catch the grey men

When they dive from the 14th floor

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Black Friday ain't a cause to smile

Think of the retail workers who should be with their families for Thanksgiving.

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Re: Black Friday ain't a cause to smile

What does Black Friday have to do with how retail employees spend the preceding Thursday?

I agree that shops being open on T-Day (US) is not a good thing, but that has little to do with the comment above.

And where the heck is the edit button? I have not seen it yet. and the "Make it better" link just allows me to withdraw the comment, not edit it.

Unless El Reg is saying something about the quality of my posts.....

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NASA IT staff should be sacked and replaced with real IT engineers.

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"Scientists are coming to space ... infected"

It's not the end of the world if they take a virus up with them. The problems will start when they bring one back.

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They specify Windows machines aboard ISS

They specify Windows machines aboard ISS, I thought the Russians had been using some Linux or BSD. Anyway, it seems the current supplier for the US side at least supplied machines with XP (for personal use.) The ones for any control use run Solaris. Since XP is going out of support, the vendor plans to replace the XP systems with Debian.

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If they're taking USB sticks into space to bring data back..

wouldn't they be better off using dropbox?

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