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Ubuntu N-ONE: 'Storage war' with Dropbox et al annihilates cloud service

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Re: Shoddy

"they have"

"they would do so"

Your tenses don't match, making it hard to understand what you are saying.

If you are saying they have already emailed, then I didn't get that email.

If you are saying that they have indicated they will be emailing in future, then that is too late, as I've already found out the news via the Reg, rather than directly from the company themselves.

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Shoddy

The service wasn't that great, but it did integrate nicely across Ubuntu/Windows/Android.

Learning about it's closure via a Reg article linking to a blog post is just appalling though.

Would it have been so hard for them to email their paying customers?

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That's it, we're all really OLD: Google's Gmail is 10 ALREADY

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Re: actual name

Why not get your own domain? You can have your actual name - or any other name(s) - as your address, plus the ability to migrate away.

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Here they come: Dot-word warehouse Donuts to launch new top-level domains this week

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"Upstart domain registrar Donuts"

I think you misspelled "registry".

Actually, I think you misspelled "racketeer".

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Blighty's laziness over IPv6 will cost us on the INTERNETS - study

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if ipv4 addresses are so rare

Why can I rent one for a few dollars a month?

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Publishing ANYTHING on .uk? From now, Big Library gets copies

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Joke

The public in 2113 will be able to see that 2013 culture was based around buying huge volumes of tat?

"Miss, how much tat did they buy? Well Timmy, so much that even storing a record of all the tat for sale was very difficult with their primitive spinning rust storage technology"

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300 UK domains pilfered, MASSIVE security lapse blamed

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They still have customers?

Why do people continue to do business 123-reg? Their service was always appalling.

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The business mullet: Cool or tool?

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trousers are more comfy anyway

Funny thing is, a proper pair of trousers, quality wool and either made to measure or altered to fit is way more comfortable than some denim jeans.

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Microsoft to end Windows 8 discounts on January 31

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Holmes

Re: Modern island life or a tale of simple countryfolk

"oh no, can't repair this. Has to be couriered to Dell. I'll build you a new one. I'll even dispose of the old one for you in an environmentally friendly way."

*puts everything into new case

*replaces motherboard

*scrapes hdd for possibly interesting media

*installs ubuntu

"Here you go sir, I've built you a brand new computer!"

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And "customers who bought new PCs or laptops with Windows 7 preloaded got the best deal of all"

Yes, because with their deal they got Win 7 and not 8.

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Adobe's Flex grabs top project slot at Apache

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Meh

'how Flex can hold onto even its "old faithfuls"'

Many large corporations have invested untold millions into developing both desktop (AIR) and browser (Flash) based applications for both internal and external use in Flex.

The rewrite cost alone means they will hold onto Flex for some years.

"As HTML5 matures, acquiring the capabilities that Flash has led on for years".

When the enterprise browser install base has good support for HTML5 ( maybe by Windows 9?, 10? ) and some tools come out ( ones better than GWT ) which enable applications to be written in a compiled, typed language, then you may start to see the shift occurring.

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What Compsci textbooks don't tell you: Real world code sucks

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Terminator

Re: Starting on the wrong foot?

I'd go further: They are rarely perfect, and almost always only a specimen of a tiny fragment of a real world system.

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Stop

Re: Recognise this picture?

No. Have you heard of a concept called "code review"?

Graduate commits crappy code. Senior dev rejects the commit and tells grad why. Grad fixes it and learns.

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FAIL

The author is not a good programmer

"The most common reason for the existence of bad software is bad programmers"

There are a lot of them that's true. But they can be guided by one good senior dev given the time to do code reviews. In my experience, the reason for bad software is vague requirements and impossible deadlines caused by salesmen telling pure lies.

"For the record, however, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone go back and clean up a quick-and-dirty fix"

Then you yourself are a bad programmer. Or one of those fly by night contractors. Personally I will very often replace dirty with clean when a new requirement would otherwise require to layer on some more quick and dirty.

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Ten four-bay NAS boxes

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performance is not the only metric

file systems supported?

idle power consumption?

ssh?

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Are you an IT pro? It's no longer safe to bet your career on Microsoft

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"Google are pushing" "purchasing multiple licenses" "archaic concept"

Google apps for business charges per user.

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White House 'wants Feds to draw up cyber-defences' for power plants

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Big Brother

Re: USB

Sure, have a go at finding devices on people entering, but also, on all machines inside the station make it extremely difficult to remove the peripheral from the port already in use and disable/remove all other ports/drives with removeable media.

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HSBC brands EVERY Apple iPhone 'an insecure PC'

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FAIL

+https fail

The update also seems to include https://www.hsbc.co.uk using javascript to load resources over http. Which causes Firefox and Chromium to show some "page not secure" type warnings.

I tried to use their complaint and contact forms to tell them, but they just gave error messages.

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Ten budget inkjet printers

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Re: Supported OS?

I have a slightly older deskjet.

USB:

Ubuntu 10, Vista, Win 7 all work easy

Wireless:

Ubuntu: Forum searching for magic connection string at first ( dnssd://Deskjet%203050%20J610%20series%20%5B83D65A%5D._pdl-datastream._tcp.local/) but now always works

Vista: I gave up

Win 7: Since installing HP drivers connection to wireless router has become unstable

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Samsung Galaxy S III

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4.8in screen

Pass.

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Samsung shows 'designed for humans' handset

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Too big

I know I'm in the minority, but I'll never buy a phone bigger than 3.7in

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Google motors into cloud storage with Drive

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shook up the email market

"The levels of storage it offered on Gmail shook up the email market"

Is that what motivated people to use Gmail? For me it was the spam filter which blew away the hotmail and spam assassin filters.

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Death to Office or to Windows - choose wisely, Microsoft

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Devil

indispensable tool for business? no! rage inducing poison.

Gah! How did we get here? Every powerpoint is full of fluff, every word doc instantly out of date, every excel spreadsheet indecipherable to anyone but the author, every access db a disaster waiting to happen.

I would rather office died an immediate and final death.

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Google spews out 'privacy' email to Sky punters too

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Unhappy

spam filter + conversation threading

Are there any self hosted solutions that even come close to gmail in these regards?

After getting sick of roundcube updates breaking I'm back to squirrel mail ( yeah i know, but it works ), and MailProtect.

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Starship Voyager dumped into skip

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Boffin

Dismantle. Move. Reassemble. ??? Profit.

wtf did he build it out of that it cannot be moved? Surely it's just mdf, screws and glue right?

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How can family sysadmins make a safe internet playground for kids?

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Facepalm

Whatever, they'll just go to their friends house

^^^ My wife's response when I explained my plan for safe net access for our kids

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Xen hypervisor ported to ARM chips

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Holmes

ARM Holdings, the company behind the ARM architecture

Thanks for that. No one could possibly have figured it out if you just referred to the company as ARM.

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Adobe Flex SDK bombshell STUNS developers

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Facepalm

Bit soon

How many enterprises have browser installation bases that support the HTML5 working draft?

Thats right. Working draft.

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EU: Check out our huge JavaScript appendage

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The language does matter when it's a prototype based, classless, dynamically typed abomination.

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Devil

The two big issues on a project like this are

1) Javascript

2) Javascript

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Down but not out: Flash in an HTML5 world

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WTF?

Breaking News!

Macromedia development tools supporting both HTML and Flash! Shock!

Oh wait, they have since forever.

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Sites downed by 1&1 web outage

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So, business as usual then? 1&1 providing a good service would be more newsworthy.

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Microsoft bans all plugins from touchable IE10

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Amazon and PSN outages won't halt cloud revolution

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WTF?

Wut?

"You wanna go back to Windows"?

Could it be that cloudy hosting is just replacing paying for dedicated/colocated servers that are mostly under utilised and occasionally swamped?

Various statistics abound indicating Linux ( anecdotally, CentOS ) running on most of those dedicated servers.

Not sure what you're getting at talking about Windows. Are you saying that web services used to be hosted on Windows, but are now on Amazon? Sounds... ...dubious.

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Google accused of hard-coding own links in search

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Boffin

"What system design could explain that disappearance?"

if( searchTerm.isExactStockCode() )

{

results.setFirstItem(getStockPrice(searchTerm))

}

showSearchResults()

What an incredible system design. Who could possibly imagine such an algorithm.

A person might think that Mr Edelman is being a bit disingenuous.

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CIA used 'illegal, inaccurate code to target kill drones'

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FAIL

@A J Stiles

Are you sure that the software was commissioned by Netezza?

From the article:

"The partnership between the two firms strengthened, and in August 2008 Netezza acquired exclusive rights to distibute[sic] Geospatial"

Company A has already written a piece of software, and they sell company B the right to _distribute_ it.

Are you saying company B should now have source code rights?

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IE9 strips to win Chrome fans

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Boffin

Individual Users

Create a user for each of the family members that uses the family PC.

You can then all have separate histories, settings, mydocuments folders, permissions e.t.c

Fixed?

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Email 2.0: Trying to catch up with the web

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DO NOT WANT

I don't care what you send me, my email client is set to only show plain text anyway.

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Ruby giant rolls hosted Memcached service

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WTF?

So much for the cloud?

"So much for the cloud being the answer to all our data-center headaches."

The article is about a product that is running on a cloud platform?

The product has 50,000 subscriptions?

The product is used by a "giant US consumer electronics retailer"?

Yeah, so much for that. What a failure. WTF?

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Microsoft wants pacemaker password tattoos

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WTF?

bracelet

Wasn't this problem solved decades ago? I seem to recall people with specific medical conditions wearing a bracelet with the required info on it.

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Don't blame Willy the Mailboy for software security flaws

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Dead Vulture

Money

"There's a low rasp of a noise being made in the software world..."

"...by security certification vendor SANS"

By going off on irrelevant programmer certification and management responsibility tangents, the article blows right past the very point that it started off with:

"Security vendors want customers".

A) Customers want their business requirements met in the cheapest, quickest way possible.

B) The low/mid cost developers get the work.

C) Security certification is not included in the winning bids.

D) Security certification vendors are unhappy about this and want customers to stipulate security certification as a requirement in the tender.

E) D is not happening because of A.

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Register.com argues it can't be sued for negligence

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WTF?

The real gross negligence

is Baidu using register.com services. What next? They transfer to godaddy?

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NZ internet filter goes live - gov forgets to tell public

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No major ISP uses it

Worth noting that currently, only 2 minor ISPs use the filter.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/connect/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501833&objectid=10631938

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Cryptome: PayPal a 'liar, cheat and a thug'

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Old lesson

And the lesson is:

Keep large sums of money in your bank, not your paypal/neteller/moneybookers/poker account.

Withdraw, withdraw, withdraw again, while you still can.

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Plan for top-level pornography domain gets reprieve

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approval and rules

IIRC, its not a free for all, you still need approval and there are rules, e.g. you can't get anything that has 'com' in it.

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Grenade

another tld money grab

.xxx will eventually happen, will be nothing but a money grab for icann, the registry, registrars, and will be of absolutely no use in filtering porn.

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Experts reboot list of 25 most dangerous coding errors

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actual customer requests

are more like this: "don't do any testing, we don't want to pay for it"

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Microsoft erases Windows 8 optimism

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Actual Expectations:

An overpriced resource hog which adds nothing of benefit to the users computing experience

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Nexus One web address used to punt smoky jazz

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direct navigation

Yes, people do still type the name of product/service/fetish/celebrity they are looking for directly into the address bar and add ".com" or their relevant cctld.

Hard for the IT savvy to comprehend, but a lot of people still do it.

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Microsoft's Silverlight 4 - Flash developers need not apply

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office live is why

MS want to deliver Office as an RIA/SAAS. They don't want to use Flash or Java or Ajax. So they build Silverlight for themselves, give it away to all their partners and also offer it for sale to anyone else who wants it.

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