* Posts by IndianaJ

60 posts • joined 22 Nov 2007

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Microsoft's Hadoop-hugging SQL Server 2012 gets closer

IndianaJ
Alert

Nothing like a bit of foresight

"new reporting client built using Microsoft's Silverlight"

Is this a joke?

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Ofcom boss warns of low interest in 'superfast' broadband

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Wouldn't bother with 50Mb anyway

I was on it for a few months and despite engineer visits and obligatory non-returned calls, they never managed to deliver that speed. The best I was getting from speedtest.net was just over 20Mb. Have just downgraded to 30Mb (apparently 20Mb doesn't exist anymore??).

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AES crypto broken by 'groundbreaking' attack

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Singularity

Great research project. Probably never see the light of day, but an interesting idea.

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Microsoft poised to make biggest ever buy – Skype

IndianaJ

This is a great shame.

And probably will be the death of a much loved product.

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Entrants called for 80s-era games coding contest

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Stop

Hmmm

Was getting all excited about carving up some 6502 assembler again when I noticed the 'no programming experience' bit.....

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The Microsoft mobile reboot needs rebooting

IndianaJ
FAIL

Inferring

that people who hate MS just don't know enough about them? I suspect knowing too much is the real issue here.

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Mozilla: 'Internet Explorer 9 is not a modern browser'

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I guess

Silverlight for all of them.

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Web Worker

No Web Worker? That was the most exciting part of HTML 5 for me..... get non-ui processing into the background good and proper ... Sounds like IE 9 will be way behind the times and will suffer jittery ui response.

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IETester

is the solution to your VM nightmare... not a complete solution (I wouldn't trust it 100%), but it's a good indicator of how a site would look in the different versions.

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Limping MySpace to offload half of workforce

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MySpace is to social networking

as <blink> is to HTML.

Most of those custom CSS pages were very reminiscent of Geotrocities of the 90s.

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LG whips out dual-core Android smartphone

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Maybe

Maybe it'll be able to play Angry Birds.

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Capgemini pushes efficiency limits in Swindon data centre

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I reckon

Given the style of the building, it would fit quite nicely into the South Marston Industrial Estate or maybe Blagrove over by J16 of the M4.

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EU sues UK.gov over Phorm trials

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WTF?

Taxpayer

So the taxpayer coughs up a load more money for the failings of some jumped up CEO from the city..... sounds familiar.

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Angry Birds take wing on Android

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Nada

Not for us HTC Hero users.... does it require Froyo?

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Geek tech firm loses Jedi credentials

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Headmaster

I would love to see a welding mouse.

Though I suspect you really meant 'wielding'.

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Reverse engineer extracts Skype crypto secret recipe

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I thought

I thought that export restriction was lifted in the late 90s when someone printed out the code, took it on a plane and re-entered it in a.n.other country. When IE finally got to use full 128 bit SSL instead of the 56 bit allowed outside the US. Or are there still restrictions to the likes of Pakistan, Iran etc?

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Microsoft's .NET at ten: big hits, strange misses

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Get a clue

3.0 and 3.5 are extensions of .Net 2.0. The 250Mb installer actually includes .Net 2.0 with it.

The number of comments re backward compatibility are also incorrect. By default, the apps will use the latest version of .Net installed on a system. Yes, there are some breaking changes between versions, but if you hit these then the developer can specifiy which version the app requires.

If you don't know what you're talking about, best to keep shtum really.

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Twitter topples over

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Interpretation :

"Quick someone, think of some technobabble."

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Apple's HTML5 'standards' hype debunked

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Stop

I thought that too

But re-read it. It does make sense. The relation is to the 'related HTML5 technologies' part, not to CSS.

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IBM super is Met Office's 'chief weapon against British cynicism'

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Stop

It used to be

a 'best fit' methodology apparently. Look at the data for this year, map it to the best set of previous years' data and base your prediction on that. Maybe they don't use this method anymore, but I wouldn't be surprised and this would explain why they get it wrong for long range forecasts. In fact, I doubt they really get many right, it's just that we've had the best snow in 30 years, so the media pick up on it more.

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Prolific hacker releases PlayStation exploit

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Pint

Oh so true

I love a tech story making the main news. Watching the bumbling 'expert' try and explain something in layman's terms. And Click! just makes me whince at the amount of bollocks it spouts.

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Once impenetrable PS3 cracked wide open

IndianaJ

In a nutshell

He broke his PS3 and isn't going to tell anyone how he did it.

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Bob the Builder slapped with CGI rendering

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Ok, I take it back

It's nowhere near as bad as some modern stuff.

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IndianaJ
Pint

I refer the right on gentleman to my retraction above.

I think my ill feeling may stem from what it replaced in the schedule.

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IndianaJ
FAIL

B'tards

Pretty much all the programmes that have gone this route have become shit for some reason. Noddy, Fireman Sam (which, in fairness, was shit to start with), Bill & Ben (of flowerpot fame) and Postman Pat. All have the look and feel of the homogenised CGI that they are. Bring back BERTHA.

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Doing the maths on Copenhagen

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FAIL

The Assumption Twist

Exaggeration isn't science. Saying I disagree that climate change is man made does not mean I think I know better than 99.999999% of the world's scientific community (of which, I would only guess at most 1% are authoratative on the subject). The basis of my opinion is from an esteemed meteorologist of 40 years standing. Who also has colleagues of the same opinion. That, alongside the stench of a politicised science really makes me question what is being spoon fed to us.

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HTC's next-gen Android flagship phone to debut Feb 2010

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@Hayden Clark

HTC are working on an update to bring the Hero Android 2.0.

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Swindon council promises townsfolk free Wi-Fi XTC

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WTF?

City?

Umm... did we get city status? Where's the Uni / Cathedral / Other stuff that qualifies this place as anything other than urban sprawl?

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Google Chrome web protocol seeks 2x download speeds

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Sounds good to me

Anything that 'invisibly' extends HTTP for the better can only be a good thing. How old is HTTP 1.1 now? Is there a HTTP 2.0 on the horizon? No. So good on Google for taking this forward at last.

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'Something may come through' dimensional 'doors' at LHC

IndianaJ
Alert

Haven't these people

seen Event Horizon? That'd make 'em think twice.

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Mandy declares 'three strikes' war on illegal file sharers

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Just words

I think developers working with the interwebs may be one step ahead of you Mandy.

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Windows Mobile 6.5 ships today

IndianaJ
FAIL

Don't they know?

This

"The app is based on version six of desktop IE"

is bad. Even a bit retarded.

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Inside Intel's 'Moorestown'

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Stop

Dynamic overclocking?

Sounds freaking dangerous to me. Can I opt out of having a heart monitor running this? Ta.

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UK already 'major world power' in cyberwar

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Stop

How can this be?

"... they seem more aware of how much they don't know than their American counterparts ... "

Surely this implies the American counterparts are single cell organisms.

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T-Mobile's G2 denied the update Touch

IndianaJ
Unhappy

I can confirm

My Hero is holding out for the update, despite HTC thinking my S/N isn't suitable. I tried waving the thing at the website and shouting, but still no go.

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Tomorrow's World comes back to the future

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Mmmmm

Maggie Philbin. Always though I'd marry her. Damn you Cheggers.

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Abigail's Windows 7 Party

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Sounds like

one of those InstallFests that I nearly attended once. Luckily I met up with the LUG beforehand and decided not to go.

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Mono swings .NET development into iPhone

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FAIL

Nothing to gain really

If you're using C# proficiently, then Objective C isn't that big a leap of faith.

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Brown apologises for 'appalling' treatment of Turing

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Hmm

I don't agree with empty apologies. But if that's what the family needs (did they sign the petition?), then good for them. If he had apologised of his own volition though, I think that would have meant more.

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IIS bug gives attackers complete server control

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Alert

Hmmm

"And according to Nikolaos Rangos, the hacker who released the exploit, IIS6 is also vulnerable.."

This is obviously more interesting... but is it backed up with some proof? Or is the chap trying to big it up somewhat?

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IT workers grumble about lack of career path

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Flame

@Yorkshirepudding

And the joy of trying to move on? Having to deal with those 'recruitment consultants'. As bad, if not worse than, estate agents.

OT though, agreed with tech managers being failed techies. Surprised they haven't gone into teaching really.

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Flame

Progression?

Progression = new job. Climbing the ladder by company hopping. It sucks, but it's the only way. Even then, progression is a very loose term as it can ends up as a step backwards anyway. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

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Metallica sticksman gloats over Napster downfall

IndianaJ
Grenade

Where was the proof?

What is this proof he speaks of? The man is a good drummer and should stick to what he knows. He is also good at spouting utter bollocks by the looks of it.

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Memory-hogging bug offers universal browser crash exploit

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Pint

Let's be fair to Grease Monkey

We've all made that mistake once. It was 12 years ago for me and still bear the scars from a Java devver.

Back on topic, doesn't work in FF 3.011 either. *click* *click* *click* NS_DOM_ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED.

Amazed at Ubuntu killing of random processes though.

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Google reinvents network computing

IndianaJ
FAIL

AJAX ain't all that

Until JavaScript supports multiple threads, AJAX isn't going to solve some of the fundamental issues with web based apps at the moment. The number of failures I get in Mafia Wars is staggering. Maybe it's badly written, but heavy reliance on AJAX, in my experience, doesn't work well.

The good news being that the Chrome browser does at least have a seperate thread for JavaScript per tab. Maybe this could pave the way to multi threaded JavaScript? If so, count me in. I'm along for the ride.

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Google polishes Chrome into netbook OS

IndianaJ

Great stuff

Sounds like a fantastic idea. Hopefully it won't just be a 'browser' though. Imagine just being able to use "Web 2.0" apps? It would kill you.

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UK.gov decides best form of cyber defence is attack

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FAIL

Cyber?

Are they incapable of making sensible references to the internet instead of borrowing from science fiction? FFS. They really do think we're all children.

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BT bumps up broadband speeds

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Stop

Errmm....

I'm with Virgin Media and was upgraded from a 4Mb connection to 10Mb for free last year.

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Level 3 wilts in London sunshine (again)

IndianaJ

@James

Yes, someone already thought of that :

http://www.thebunker.net/facilities/newbury-data-centre/

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World's first electric jet ski surfaces

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Stop

Isn't that a ...

Looks like a jet bike to me. Jet skis are the one's that drag you around / stand up on I thought.

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