* Posts by tempemeaty

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Record-breaking $502m in sales, BIG LOSSES – OF COURSE IT'S TWITTER

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I want the bank to allow me operate my life at a loss

I promise that it will be much less than $136.66m by it's completion.

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BONK! BONK! Windows 10 whack-a-mole – Microsoft still fixing bugs

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"Think I'll wait till Reactos comes out of Beta and try that instead!"

Y-you've discovered the secret to living forever?

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If Microsoft made laptops, it'd make this: HP Spectre x360

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WANT!

I like this!

This is EVERYTHING I want in a modern portable. It even has "TWO!" USB ports. I can use my, two USB connector, external dvd burner/player with this! Apples' one USB port offerings ended my hopes of going with their latest thing. This gives me hope that there is life after Apple. The only thing that's kept me in Apple land was their OS but lately they've burned their bridges to their customers in that department too.

Damn, I want to get this and see how it goes with one of my favorite versions of GNU Linux...

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We put Windows 10 on a small fondleslab: STILL not ready, 3 days to go

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Re: Interestingly

New OSX releases do come out as numerously and rapidly as clowns from a clown car...

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Get root on an OS X 10.10 Mac: The exploit is so trivial it fits in a tweet

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Apple it's all about their attitude...an impractical one

The lessen I've learned from Apple is that if you can't order your Mac with the RAM option maxed out then you shouldn't order one at all. Over the life time of the machine you are going to be forced to upgraded the OS versions many many times to keep security.

You also need to have the money to re-purchase your third part software repeatedly to stay compatible.

If you can't do these things. If they are impractical for you(sometimes it's not just money). Then it's best to not buy a Mac at all.

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PEAK PLUTO: Stunning mountain ridge snapped by New Horizons craft

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The mountains? Hmmmm....

Supermans' real "Fortress of Solitude".

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Giant Kuiper Belt tick...on pluto

Now that it's full, it's fallen off.

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Dwarfworld PLUTO may not have a real DOG on it - but it does have a TAIL

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How about two tails?

Pluto is a tale of another tail. =P

Pictures of Comet "PanSTARRS" I've just seen on twitter, look like it has two tails! (^.^)/

Now it's also time to remember "Ceres". It's unusual hyper-bright glowing spot is not ice!

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Pray for AMD

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Hardware manufactures futures in Microsofts hands...

"...will pick up once Windows 10 ships at the end of the month."

I recall a Chinese company in the manufacturing supply chain for PC hardware saying, effectively, the same sort of thing. That they trust Microsoft to save them just before the Windows 8 debacle. Do NONE of these hardware manufacturing desk pilots get it? If they don't take control of their own future they wont have one.

If they don't find a way to get another good OS (x86) on the market the lack of competition there is going to sink the whole ship. The competition, believe it or not, will even help Microsoft.

My worthless 2 cents...

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WHAT ARE the 'WEIRD' SPOTS seen on far-flung PLUTO?

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Need another mission...

We need to get a probe into orbit around Pluto so we can really get a good evaluation of it's environment.

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Five lightweight Linux desktop worlds for extreme open-sourcers

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Re: can't resist BSD way to go

BSD does deserve some love.

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Linux Mint 17.2: If only all penguinista desktops were done this way

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"I've never tried Linux but I know I don't like it."

HAHAHAHA....! Awesome. I love your sense of humor. Take a bow.

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Pint-sized PCIe powerhouse: Intel NUC5i5RYK

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Re: How much?!

This is a nice looking alternative to a Mac Mini. I would love to get BSD on that little Intel computer to see how they get along.

I welcome this with hope it's built well. Unlike much of the other PC hardware out there that is so quality deprived.

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Amazon enrages authors as it switches to 'pay-per-page' model

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What is this, avarice week?

In our busy work to death lives we seldom read all the books we buy. This is taking advantage of that fact, just to feed more avarice of the 1%.

Most likely this will end small book publishing on Amazon by this time next year.

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Even Apple doesn’t mess with Taylor Swift

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Avarice, greed lowering the quaity of Apple...

Some might say it's just a bad decision and I can see it as a valid point but I'm more cynical. I believe it's simple avarice on Apples's part. It's exactly the kind of thing Board Members of one of a corporation would demand of their CEO. Now that "Apple" has pulled this stunning example of avarice, I would like to know "who" is behind this and if that same party is also responsible to the crap all soldered in RAM iMacs as well...or the ridiculous releases schedule that has lowered the quality and user experience with their OS.

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Taylor Swift boycotts Apple Music over no-pay-for-plays shocker

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Re: I'm with Ms. Swift

Apple may have trialed the idea of forcing artists into the deal. Google about "Anton Newcombe of the band Brian Jonestown Massacre" and Apple threatening to pull their music from the iTunes store if they don't sign on with the new music-streaming. Apple has yet to deny doing it that I can't find on the net so far.

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All small Indipendents to absorb three months of zero income?

From what I've read, Independent Labels are in fear of being bankrupt paying for Apples's customer acquisition costs with this scheme.

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Apple CORED: Boffins reveal password-killer 0-days for iOS and OS X

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Re: Waiting game?

I imagine a lot will feel the screw. Many of us CAN'T upgrade to the next version of OSX every time they release one. It breaks our existing programs to often. Add to that Apples' POLICY of refusing to patch ANY past versions once another is released......we are just screwed. This is the "Apple Screw™" and how it turns...

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'Get your ass to Market Street!' Arnold Schwarzenegger to give drive-by directions

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Get to da chawpaaaaa...!

In this case it might be, "get to da schawping mawl...!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzLNyH3KBKs

=P

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FCC boss sketches out bargain broadband for hard-up Americans

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Re: Broadband or running water?

"And they couldn't use the computers at their local library... "

Just a bit of data on Libraries. At least the ones in my city. You often can't get time on their computers. There is often a waiting list. Then when you do get on one you are limited to a 30min session. That doesn't work when you have to take a 60min online behavior test for that simple Box Store retail or shoe store job. Yup, those national retail chains make you do that now and the Libraries don't let you have that long of a session.

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SourceForge accused of shackling GIMP in kinky adware

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Sourceryforge

Crapware wrapped into the download is just more unprofessional garbage that reflects badly on sourceforge.

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Why does Uber keep its drivers' pay so low? Ex-CFO: 'Cos we can'

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Inhuman.

Uber's Executive pool has failed the human test. Someone who has still the littlest bit of humanity in them would not respond that way.

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Russia will fork Sailfish OS to shut out pesky Western spooks

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Dear Putin; Please make your OS have a English option. Thank you.

It would be nice to have a smartphone with no back doors. As it is, anytime American authorities desire they, supposedly, can shut most of them down over wide areas during a police state action against protesters. It would be nice to have the one Russian made phone that is up and working so I can still contact loved ones.

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IN YOUR FACE, Linux and Apple fans! Oculus is Windows-only for now

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Windows only? Well that's Okay Facebook.

I'm glad Microsoft has such good friends.

I'm sure Bill Gates and his Microsoft will reciprocate.

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It’s Adobe’s Creative Cloud TITSUP birthday. Ease the pain with its RGB-wrangling rivals

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Just my useless opinion

I find it unprofessional and irresponsible to their professional customers when a software maker like Adobe makes their product "Connection Dependent" in order for it to continue working.

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That DRM support in Firefox you never asked for? It's here

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Re: I'm glad I use.....

Thank you. I was considering mentioning this one. I'm glad to see someone beat me to it. SeaMonkey is one of my favorites!

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iPhone case uses phone's OWN SIGNAL to charge it (forever, presumably)

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TAP (Technology Atrophy Prevention)

Well, if a certain amount of the signal was crawling back over or through the casing material and becoming a waste energy, why not reclaim it. It's innovation. It's something that most corporate paper pushers in their own internal "Four F" psychology/mentality will never grok. That makes it an imperative for those who operate in a mentally better place to push the envelope to prevent technology stagnation and atrophy.

ლ(╹◡╹ლ)

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Apple MacBook 2015: Twelve inches of slim and shiny fanboi joy

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Re: It's an iPad with a keyboard.

Now that makes sense. I agree. It is an iPad with a keyboard.

Of course I always thought the "Air" product line was supposed to cover that and the regular "Macbooks" without that designation were for the normal "all-things" notebook/laptop activity and productivity on the go.

Now it's like both are just tablet and netbook replacements sans productivity. To me, this is a formula for confusion, angst, frustration and anger with their fanboys & girls customers.

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New Windows 10 will STAGGER to its feet, says Microsoft OS veep

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Will Windows become like rent to own furniture that you never get to own?

I have to wonder how many average Joe and Jane PC Windows users out there will fall for this. To the average person of average computer literacy, if they never stop paying to use the PC they purchased, it'll feel like they never really own it. I don't expect that to have a positive impact on the PC industry.

I also wonder if this is just a profitably creative means to pressure people out of PC's and into fondle slabs which are to limited to produce any content TPTB might find threatening. Truth is that user content has shifted the balance of who controls information away from spin control of the major media, their power to control how people think and what they believe.

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Bloke, 22, in knockoff Microsoft Xbox ring gets 18 months in the cooler

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This does not come off like it was a $100Mil manufacuring enterprise

Correct me if I'm wrong but it sounds like a handful of gamers who couldn't wait for product releases managed only to roll their own & build their own plus some for a handful of friends. Not that big.

If I'm wrong then where did the capital come from to manufacture and sell knock off boxes?

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Microsoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCs

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What changes with the seasons is fleeting....

The rock we used to trust and hang onto in the past known as Windows has now become a fluttering leaf on a branch which changes and drops off with the seasons to be replaced by another again and again...

Gone is the confidence and it's sales with it.

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All Mac owners should migrate to OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 ASAP

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Money strapped Apple...of course I understand...

Substantial amount of changes. Yeah. I can't blame a struggling company like Apple for not going back to fix even the last version before. When money is tight you have to make sacrifices. I've seen the new low end iMac and can see their struggles have been showing...

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...you're out of luck.

I would love to upgrade. Oh that's right. I CAN'T. Why? I need more RAM.

The jack ass control freaks running Apple made these things so the owners can't upgrade their RAM. Nice isn't it...

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It's the FALKLANDS SYNDROME! Fukushima MELTDOWN to cause '10,000 Chernobyls' in South Atlantic

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Umbrella solution is best....

ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ I'm perfectly safe because I have an asbestos umbrella! ლ(╹◡╹ლ)

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Pathetic PC sales just cost us a BILLION dollars, cries Intel

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The term "Wintel" comes to mind...

As goes Microsoft's Windows so goes the hardware that runs it.

It's to bad Intel can't solve this issue with another OS that would generate some excitement and sell more PCs.

¯\(º_o)/¯

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On-prem storage peeps. Come here. It's time for real talk. About Google

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All your eggs in one cloudy basket.

All my eggs are in this basket so please don't drop it Mr Cloud...

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Mattel urged to scrap Wi-Fi mic Barbie after Register investigation

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To Creepy!

No matter what the corporation, it seems like every executive out there has the same goals now...more surveillance.

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Bank of America wants to shove its IT into an OpenCompute cloud. What could go wrong?

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I hope it's not a cloudy window dressing on an Achilles Heel.

I don't find comfort in the thought that all data in one location means all offices could be offline if that location has trouble or is cut off.

That said I hope, for their customers' sake, up time is unlike Azure.

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Microsoft man: Internet Explorer had to go because it's garbage

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Re: New Can be good

>Almost true. Spyglass said that they originally planned to use Mosaic but wrote new code for IE.

Hey cool data. I learned some more stuff here. It always amazes me what Reg readers know. I guess it's a big part of why I like this place so much.

Hey....uhhh...

>.>

<.<

...If you ever consider writing for The Reg. You have my vote.

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New Can be good

Internet Explorer started life as Spyglass Inc "Mosaic" browser code. Most things we get from Microsoft started out as another company's code that Microsoft built on top of. Can you imagine if they learned to do well making their own code from scratch. If they get good at it they might even be able to create a whole new OS without all the old quirks and behaviors of their current NT based one one.

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And the buggiest OS provider award goes to ... APPLE?

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Apple OSX, Quick and dirty or...?

Apple. This is what happens when you insist on a rapid release schedule. Quick and dirty or at a more practical pace compatible with the Quality of a release. (my worthless two cents again)

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Apple: Fine, we admit it – MacBook Pros suffer wonky GPU crapness

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Sad

As much as I like my Mac more than my PC one sad fact continues to stand out with Apple. When they do make a mistake, it takes a public knock down drag out legal fight to get them to correct it. On these kind of issues, Apple continues to comes across as the company most combative against their own customers. It's mind boggling. ( just my two worthless cents)

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Lenovo shipped lappies with man-in-the-middle ad/mal/bloatware

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None

Lenovo was the last PC maker I thought I "might" trust the products of. Now there are none.

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AT&T suddenly finds demand for 1Gbps fiber in Kansas City – just after Google arrived

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AT & effing T

If AT & effing T wants to log my activity, then their internet connection better be for free.

Does the blue-death-star logo'd internet provider respects anyone?

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Windows 10 to give passwords the finger and dangle dongles

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Back To The Future....

Once your biometric data is stolen, the only way to secure your accounts and data will be....wait....here it comes....a.......password.

* That red guy with horns on my post...yeah...that's me...

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Microsoft's patchwork falls apart … AGAIN!

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Re: Patch Fail?

Oh thanks for the idea.

From now on I'm calling it "Patch Fail Tuesday".

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So long, Cyanogen! OnePlus says its future belongs to OxygenOS

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Billions

With 7 Billion people on the planet you'd think the market would be big enough for more hand-held device OSes to choose from. Instead it's all just Android variants. I'm not sure I like this.

I'm beginning to wonder if the human race is nothing but meat robots that can't create original things so much.

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Kyocera: Torque among yourselves on our unbreakable ruggedmobe

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I love Kyocera products

Kyocera has had it's hand in cameras, copiers, Video cameras and more. In the past(years ago) I found what they make to be exceptional. I hope that has continued. Ummm can you tell I once sold their products? LOL.

<.<

>.>

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Microsoft explains Windows as a SERVICE – but one version remains a distant dream

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Yay subscriptions! (sarcasm)

First year of Windows 365. One year automatic free subscription with new PC. After that, consumer completely pwned...

I say bring it. Lets lets get this over with. The tech knowledgeable get it, but until the masses FEEL the pain they wont.

< sits with copy of Debian on DVD.....waiting... >

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They've finally solved it: Schrödinger's cat is both ALIVE AND DEAD

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( -__^)b

The cat was never really in the box. That was another reality...oh wait....

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