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SHOW ME THE MONEY! Ballmer on Amazon: 'They're not a real biz, they make NO cash'

William Donelson

How Ballmer completely wrecked Microsoft: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/07/microsoft-downfall-emails-steve-ballmer

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UK.gov pushes for SWIFT ACTION against nuisance calls, threatens £500k fines

William Donelson

Re: It's not calls from the UK that are the problem

Yes I block unidentified calls as well, but still get spam calls from Spoofed phone numbers that are not real numbers.

I talked to a BT guy and he told me that even BT itself gets spam calls in it's own offices.

My friends in the USA have had (for 20 years now) automated Call Screener. it answers the phone with a recorded voice and asks your business or name. It then announces this from the phone (adjustable volume) and you can pick up if you want.

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In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web

William Donelson

Committees

A committee is an animal with four back legs.

~John le Carré, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Are there sounds on Mars? NASA launches audio athenaeum

William Donelson

Awesome, thanks!

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Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'

William Donelson

Microsoft's new business plan:

"Let's say everything we can think of, and see what people like"

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China is ALREADY spying on Apple iCloud users, claims watchdog

William Donelson

"China is already spying on Apple iCloud users (and every other goddam communication form), watchdog claims"

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Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

William Donelson

A very very good lesson in how to ruin your investors' investments.

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iPhone 6 shunned by fanbois in Apple's GREAT FAIL of CHINA

William Donelson

With 20 million pre-ordered, who needs to wait in line?

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Rupert Murdoch outs self as iPhone 6 fanboi

William Donelson

"Smithers? Install me an app. That one with the cranky birds sounds amusing"

Awesome!

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'I went from a two-hour commute to a 10-min scooter ride by the sea'

William Donelson

Bermuda is a treasure. Lovely people, amazing beaches, and even has seasons (very far north for a "tropical" island). I have been there many times, and would accept a position working there in 1/2 second.

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To Russia With Love: Snowden's pole-dancer girlfriend is living with him in Moscow

William Donelson

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It was the "tapping dat" and sleazy insults to the "pole dancing girlfriend" trying to be cute and clever Reg and coming up sexist.

Shame on you.

I am happy they love each other enough to sacrifice so much of their lives for the betterment of all of us.

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Re: Tag line was changed by El Reg...

Yes, and Reg has the nerve to chastise me.

Cheap journalism.

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Exactly.

"pole dancer girlfriend" headline is a cheap insult. Shame on you Reg. AGAIN.

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The Register dives into the gutter and comes up with this. Shame on you.

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US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: US is losing science race

William Donelson

Hero.

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Breaking news: Man with Apple shares really wishes they were worth even more

William Donelson

Exactly!

Dear Tim,

Please use Apple's cash to buy back shares to make me richer.

Love

Carl

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Gates and Ballmer NOT ON SPEAKING TERMS – report

William Donelson

How idiot Ballmer completely wrecked Microsoft:

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/07/microsoft-downfall-emails-steve-ballmer

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Google hauls Java-on-Android spat into US Supreme Court

William Donelson

Remember, there is NO COPYRIGHT in TITLE.

I see API's as "titles of the code or function"

Generally, I think most software patents are total crap.

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Revealed: Malware that forces weak ATMs to spit out 'ALL THE CASH'

William Donelson

Yet Wall Street crooks can steal $8 Trillion and not a single one is in jail.

A new IMF report says the world economy is unlikely to ever recover from this theft.

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Steve Jobs makes world a better place FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

William Donelson

Of course, if Jobs had invented a cure for H.I.V., the Register would still hate him

Of course, if Jobs had invented a cure for H.I.V., the Register would still hate him

Get a life.

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'Encryption will make life very easy for criminals and terrorists'

William Donelson

Encryption is about CORPORATIONS avoiding the cost of Government demands for data

Pay attention. Encryption is not to protect you. Corporations don't care about you.

Encryption is about CORPORATIONS avoiding the cost of Government demands for data.

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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Wrong, Dr Who has ALWAYS been an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera.

Wrong, Dr Who has ALWAYS been an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera.

Laughably bad since day 1.

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You dirty RAT! Hong Kong protesters infected by iOS, Android spyware

William Donelson

ONLY to iOS if you stupidly Jail Break your phone.

Apple has a walled garden that includes 100% of the 10,000 things I want to do with my phone, MUCH safer than Android.

And for those who DO jailbreak, what's to say the Chinese government hackers don't know that and entice and disguise the trojans etc? The articles I have read say their malware is disguised well, as coordinating apps for the protests.

I am sure they are very very clever in attacking Jail-broken iPhones and swiss-cheese Android.

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Want to see the back of fossil fuels? Calm down, hippies. CAPITALISM has an answer

William Donelson

Oil subsidies...

Then remove all the HUGE oil subsidies.

It is obscene to cut food lunches and food stamps for kids to subsidise hugely profitable oil companies. This is sick.

Grain rots in silos in the midwest because railway cars are full of oil now FOR EXPORT.

And do Oil companies pay for all that military in the Gulf? No. Your taxes subsidise the oil routes and drilling there as well.

The real cost of gasoline in the USA is as much as $15 per gallon.

"Such external costs (subsidies, military, tax breaks, etc) push the true price of gasoline as high as $15.14 a gallon, according to a new report released by the International Centre for Technology Assessment."

http://www.progress.org/tpr/true-cost-of-gasoline-artificial-subsidies/

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Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'

William Donelson

Fastest growing Jobs...

Of the 10 occupation categories projecting the greatest growth in the next eight years, only ONE pays a middle-class wage. FOUR pay barely above poverty level and FIVE of the TEN PAY BENEATH POVERTY LEVEL.

THIS IS WHAT THE SUPER-RICH DID with the tax breaks Cheney-Bush gave them: Invested them overseas, and shifted your jobs and infrastructure to China, etc.

http://www.nationofchange.org/what-job-creation-numbers-don-t-tell-us-1403096844

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BENDY iPhone 6, you say? Pah, warp claims are bent out of shape: Consumer Reports

William Donelson

Blogger Fraud, even?

Slate.com

Apple BendGate Truthers Smell a Media Plot

http://tinyurl.com/pxgybbq

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

William Donelson

Windoze.

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Hollywood's made an INTELLIGENT science vs religion film?!

William Donelson

Yet another confusion of science, religion and spirituality.

Pure science is the highest form of spirituality, seeing and perceiving the truth.

I subscribe to the anthropic principle: there are an infinite number of infinite universes, each with slightly different physical laws. Only some of them have the right parameters, such as gravity the right strength to allow stars to be born and live long. Ours is one that allows intelligent life to form, so that the universe may wonder at itself. We *are* the universe, in wonder of itself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropic_principle

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Stanford Uni: Google cash leaves us entirely impartial and unbiased

William Donelson

Don't be Evil

"Don't be Evil" - Hahahahahahahahah

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Let it go, Steve: Ballmer bans iPads from his LA Clippers b-ball team

William Donelson

How Ballmer wrecked Microsoft...

I would not trust this guy with my laundry....

How Ballmer completely wrecked Microsoft: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/07/microsoft-downfall-emails-steve-ballmer

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FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW'

William Donelson

Court orders, and enforcement.

With a court order, of the law correctly enforced, there are two situations:

1. Compelling the suspect to reveal his information, with attendant 5th Amendment considerations.

2. Compelling a 3rd party to release your information. This is what Apple and Google want to avoid. It's Expensive, it's bad publicity, it's liable to further complications.

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MOST iPhone strokers SPURN iOS 8: iOS 7 'un-updatening' in 5...4...

William Donelson

Keep in mind that

1. Many of us have older iThings which don't run iOS 8 very well.

2. The first 12-24 hours, the iOS 8 will do a lot of housekeeping and updating, thus draining battery and causing sluggish operation. Put it on the charger, leave it on overnight, see if that helps.

3. Many are waiting for iOS 8.01 update to fix the inevitable release bugs.

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Poverty? Pah. That doesn't REALLY exist any more

William Donelson

Poverty gone?

Try living in fear from month to month. Especially if you also have cancer.

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iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?

William Donelson

"Samsung makes money from Android - the only manufacturer to consistently do so - but at a huge cost. Samsung buys its success with $14bn a year marketing budget, allowing it to put out saturation advertising, pay sales staff to push its products at retail, and hype indifferent offerings in emerging markets. "

So true. Market share does not matter if you are losing money.

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Buying memory in an iPhone 6: Like wiping your bottom with dollar bills

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Speaking in Tech: 'I'm an Apple guy and I COULD CARE LESS about the iWatch'

William Donelson

You are an Apple employee? Apply guy? Not for long.

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4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch

William Donelson

If you ask 100 people on the street what is wrong with TV, none of them will say "Resolution" - Nicholas Negroponte, M.I.T.

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iPhone NFC: 'Apple, photos and security ... WHAT could go WRONG?'

William Donelson

Nudists? Really?

I hope someday The Register will grow up,

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Who on Earth would buy a digi-watch? Answer: NUDISTS - in their millions

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Would Apple godhead Steve Jobs have HATED the Watch?

William Donelson

Hello, Jasper? The 1990s called and they want you back.

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SHIP OF FAIL: How do we right capsized institutions we thought would NEVER go under?

William Donelson

VOTE! Polls don't matter.

* Only VOTES matter.

* The BEST way to Multiply your voting power:

** Set up a Carpool Society with many cars to take voters to the polls.

* Only YOU can save democracy.

Remember the Conservatice Dream:

A sweatshop country where compliant workers live in ignorance, fear, illness and poverty, while the 2% bleed us, laugh and invest overseas.

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Blighty's mighty tech skills shortage drives best job growth in years

William Donelson

Unless you are over 50 or need a real salary

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Scared of brute force password attacks? Just 'GIVE UP' says Microsoft

William Donelson

This is CRAP. Any programmer with half a brain knows that any good password system should allow only one attempt every 1-2 seconds at most, and only 3-4 attempts before requiring more information from the account trying to log in.

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Britain's housing crisis: What are we going to do about it?

William Donelson

SO TRUE! Well said.

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Removal of rent control HARMS the economy in general, by forcing a higher proportion of income away from the local economy and into the pockets of landlords.

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Russia-based hackers prime suspects in JPMorgan mega-breach

William Donelson
Mushroom

I still have a dream: BANKERS in PRISON.

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So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL

William Donelson

Great article, for 1-2 years ago!

"As a result, Apple’s stock price has disappointed recently, at least by its usual high standards, and a new mood of caution has set in."

Apple valuation is close to it's highest ever. This whole article reeks.

You can to better than this. Talk about WHY Apple continues to dominate cellphone profitability, and WHY that might fail in the future.

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No more turning over a USB thing, then turning it over again to plug it in: Reversible socket ready for lift off

William Donelson

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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Crypto Daddy Phil Zimmerman says surveillance society is DOOMED

William Donelson

Wage slavery increases every day, though. Increases in Real incomes for 99% of the US population stopped during the Reagan era, while the top 1% have accrued all of the benefits of automation and increased productivity. You can see from this chart:

http://gyazo.com/e91db7668b1567168ad314e278b31b72

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Apple, Intel, Google told to stop being tightwads and pay out MORE in wage-fix settlement

William Donelson

When are we going to see criminal prosecutions of the super-rich and corporate directors in America?

Nothing, nothing, nothing will change until that happens.

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