* Posts by William Donelson

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RIP Leonard Nimoy: He lived long and prospered

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As Nimoy and Spock remind us:

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”

R.I.P. old friend.

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Intel, Apple and Cisco crossed off Chinese Gov's kit list

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Wake up, investors in China...

... once each industry is strong enough, and have learned as much as they can or can steal from the western companies, they are going to kick the "round eyes" out of China.

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Finally, a decent use for big data: Weeding out crooked City traders

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Stop

I have a dream: BANKERS in PRISON.

Small time crooks can go to prison for years. Big bankers who steal millions or even billions are often just fined, which their customers eventually pay. The only way to stop these criminals is Prosecution and PRISON terms.

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AMD's new Carrizo: The x86 notebook processor that thinks it's a GPU

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Awesome!

A truly amazing achievement. Good luck to you AMD !

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A billion things are already on the IoT: Verizon

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And only 60% of those are broken

And only 60% of those are broken

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FCC Republicans slam brakes on net neutrality, but this wagon ain't slowing

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Pirate

Republican poodles: "We're against it because we're PAID to be against it"

Republican poodles: "We're against it because we're PAID to be against it"

So, Repuglican business as usual, money rules, not citizens.

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'Giving geo-engineering to this US govt is like giving a CHILD a LOADED GUN'

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What I don't get is why people in Florida still vote Republican...

What I don't get is why people in Florida still vote Republican...

see graphic:

http://gyazo.com/dcd233859a1465791cf1c7128eb79756

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Jupiter Ascending – a literally laughable train wreck of a film

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When "camp" fails, it's not pretty.

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FCC chair refuses to make net neutrality rules public before approval

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Republicans: Hey, tell us your plans so we can sink them.

Republicans: Hey, tell us your plans so we can sink them.

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'Ruskie' malware pwns iOS 7

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By definition, JAIL BROKEN iOS is NOT iOS!

By definition, JAIL BROKEN iOS is NOT iOS!

One of the main features of iOS is superior security. There are NO apps I have ever needed which require jailbreaking my iPhone.

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UK boffins DOUBLE distance of fiber data: London to New York WITHOUT a repeater

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Awesome!

Amazing work!

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SPITTLE SPATTER as America weighs into FCC net neut shoutgasm

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Lack of competition

The lack of competition in most communities in the USA is depressing. You have poor service, kicked off often, at very high prices.

Typical American corporations: Crushing their customers and bleeding them dry.

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Forget Norks, Russian hackers are in Sony Pictures' servers – claim

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Claims and counter-claims. Disinformation abounds. The Register should know better.

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Tom Wheeler flings off dressing gown, dons gloves for net neutrality RUMBLE

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"...no last-mile unbundling."

OUCH. That is where the best competition lies.

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RSA boss packs his fishing rod and heads for the hills

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Ron Rivest was my bachelor's thesis advisor years ago, and I remember him working on the algorithm on a blackboard while I waited to meet with him.

Pure genius!

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Enough is ENOUGH: It's time to flush Flash back to where it came from – Hell

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Flash has *always* been a CPU pig...

Macromedia screwed it up royally, Adobe made it worse.

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Google, Amazon 'n' pals fork out for AdBlock Plus 'unblock' – report

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Buh Bye

"Eyeo GmbH, the German startup behind Adblock Plus, said it did not wish to comment."

Take the cash and run. You soon won't have anything left!

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Super-cookie crumbles: Verizon vows to kill off hated zombie stalkers

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Verizon will kill off hated zombie stalkers...

... but ONLY after being caught, sick b'stards.

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Does your mate send smut vids on Facebook? 1. That's a bit weird. 2. It may be malware

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Why would anyone use Windows these days...

100,000 new malwares per day.

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Does Big Tech hire white boys ahead of more skilled black people and/or women?

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Re: Just wait until YOU are classed as TOO SKILLED (read: too old)

I spent 2.5 years applying to jobs, and was 55 when I started.

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Just wait until YOU are classed as TOO SKILLED (read: too old)

Ten years at MIT, BS and MS in engineering and computer graphics, award-winning work... just featured in Wired.com --

http://www.wired.com/2015/01/tech-time-warp-week-1977-tablet-computer-took-entire-room/

After two and a half years of job search, 66 applications to various companies (in the UK) I was offered 0 (zero) interviews.

I even cut the dates of my degrees out of my CV, but still "too qualified".

This *WILL* happen to you.

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Charles Townes, inventor of the laser and friend to both science and religion, dies

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An astounding inventor and dreamer

R.I.P.

"A light that does not exist in nature"

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Bill Gates – I WISH I was like Zuck and spoke Chinese. Yep, I drink poo

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WOW, what a snide article

Grow up

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FTC to Internet of Stuff: Security, motherf****r, do you speak it?

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Reminds me of the episode of Big Bang where Howard uses the robot hand to .... well, you know.

Insane really.

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Secret Service on alert after drone CRASHES into White House

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Drone delivery of nasty stuff....

Will the gov have to construct glass bubbles?

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Thailand: 'The nail that sticks up gets hammered down'

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"The proud nail is hammered down"

- an old Japanese saying.

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Top US privacy bod: EU should STOP appeasing whiny consumers

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MUST appease whiny corporations instead.

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FCC Commissioner argues for delaying February net neutrality ruling

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America, land of shared monopolies and infinite corporate greed

Thank god Obama has a veto.

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FORCE Apple to support BlackBerry hardware, demands John Chen

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He thinks we are fools...

Gee, I can't sell my app-less phones. Let's have the government force you to buy them.

Idiot.

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LEAKED: Samsung's iPHONE 6 KILLER... the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung makes Great hardware, but ...

It's the software, stupid. Apple iOS beats the Android mess by miles.

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Siri? Are you seeing another man?

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"Jailbroken device" ....

Don't waste our time with crap like this.

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REGARD our TINY but POWERFUL LASER, suitable for very SMALL sharks

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MASERs have been around for 50+ years, and BEFORE Lasers!

A maser (/ˈmeɪzər/) is a device that produces coherent electromagnetic waves through amplification by stimulated emission. The word "maser" is derived from the acronym MASER: "microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation".

So either these guys are ignorant, or I have misunderstood.

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Acer Chromebook 13: The best Googletop on the market?

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"The best Googletop on the market?"

You mean like "The best 3-wheel car on the market?"

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

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Try Rollout to 300,000 employees...

That's crazy. I have clients with 100,000+ employees and they are still rolling out Windows 7. It takes huge amounts of time to do that.

Insane MS.

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US watchdog boss pencils in net neutrality February showdown – report

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"Regardless of what Wheeler and the FCC ultimately decide on doing with net neutrality, someone will no doubt be walking away disappointed."

- walking away to years in court...

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Huawei? Apple and Samsung's worst nightmare, pal

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It's the SOFTWARE, stupid. And Android is just a commodity.

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Prez Obama slaps sanctions on Norks in payback for Sony hack

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Norks "Act of War"

6/27/2014 3:47am PDT

SEOUL — North Korea has officially condemned The Interview, calling James Franco and Seth Rogen film's plot about a mission to assassinate Kim Jong Un "AN ACT OF WAR."

To say that the Norks are not responsible, directly or indirectly, is not credible.

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'Apple of China' Xiaomi: Yep, we HAVE just bagged $1.1 BEELLION

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No discussion of profit here

No discussion of profit here

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The Shock of the New: The Register redesign update 4

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Still not compact enough. Too much scrolling. TONS of white space can be removed and end up with better readability etc. Go to four columns.

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Feds finger Norks in Sony hack, Obama asks: HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?

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Cut off their internet: problem solved.

Cut all internet cables to N Korea. Problem solved.

Remember: When the movie was first announced, N Korea declared it an act of war and promised revenge.

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T-Mobile US to refund $90m for bogus charges: Un-Carrier to Un-Crammer

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Prison for the scubmags

Prison is the only thing banks and corporations understand any more. Fines are just passed on to customers.

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Terror bomb victims demanding Iran's .ir will appeal US ruling

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Given that Cheney et al lied about Iraq, used torture etc, caving in to this might see US domains taken.

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FCC says taxpayer-bankrolled bumpkin broadband must be at least 10Mbps

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God forbid any bumpkin members of Parliament should have to live with slow broadband. Typical solution: Screw the Taxpayers.

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Sony Pictures email hack: The bitter 'piracy war' between Google and Hollywood laid bare

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Re: Search for "torrents"

All of these blocked by Sky.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Thin plot, great CGI effects

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Totally agree with this review. Saw it yesterday, and even at a senior discount, it was a waste of money mostly. Dull. I fell asleep several times during the battle scenes. I am not, not, not a fan of long battle scenes, especially those like in the Superman movie (back and forth for 25 hours, it seems). Give this one a miss.

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Bernie Madoff's coders jailed for role in $65bn ponzi scheme fiasco

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Only in jail because they stole from the RICH.

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Confused about 5G? So are we, say carriers

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1 - 10 Gbps

At those data rates, what about signal penetration?

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USB Forum submits itself to electrical probing

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USB 3 is a disaster - WiFi and other wireless interference is awful

Even Intel says so:

Goodbye WiFi and wireless devices if you try to use USB3 -- Intel's OWN report here -- http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/io/universal-serial-bus/usb3-frequency-interference-paper.html

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Did North Korean hackers nobble Sony Pictures?

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Wow, what a turkey of a movie!

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Apple surges in on the BYOD wave

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An interesting and thoughtful article. More like this would be appreciated.

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