* Posts by Doug Glass

1455 posts • joined 11 Feb 2008

Stephen Hawking pushes for posthumous pardon for Alan Turing

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Gross

Only three comments? Oh that's gross. Well, not really, if it were gross there'd be 144 comments. meh ... move along, quite obviously no story here.

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Microsoft-Netflix bid rumours feast on froth – and logic

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Re: Only if...

Yep, it is. Just right click on a running video and see for yourself.

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That horrendous iPhone empurplement - you're holding it wrong

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You're not holding it wrong, ...

... you're just a lousy photographer. Actually a lousy "PhonePicMaker" since those who use a phone in an attempt to make quality shots are in no way a photographer of any sort. But it seems to work for the unwashed masses.

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Apache man disables Internet Explorer 10 privacy setting

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BFD

AdBlock, BetterPrivacy, TrackMeNot, Ghostery and NoScript work just fine. Get over it, get a life and move up out of mommy's basement.

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A load of Tosh: External hard drives the new 'personal clouds'

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Now I Understand

If the external storage is connect to the computer by a cable thats say one meter long it's well ... external storage. If the cable and other pathways are say 10,000km then it's "cloud" storage. Glad I got that all cleared up.

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Why Java would still stink even if it weren't security swiss cheese

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So Trevor ....

... you saying you were underfucked, overworked, mistreated and poorly utilized. What's your point?

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Job ad seeks 'mediocre' developers

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Oh the idealism ...

... of youth and inexperience.

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IT support bod? Whatever you earn, it's not enough

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Re: Too true

Yeah, yeah. We're all overworked and underfucked ... get over it. If you don't like what your paid to do then get a different job. If you're going to take their money then keep your mouth shut.

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"We, the willing, ...

... led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.”

― Mother Teresa

But it does take time.

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Gabe Newell: Windows 8 is a 'catastrophe' for PC biz

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Re: Misunderstanding

I downloaded and installed the first Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I installed it on a rather old computer that is this very minute running Windows 7 very successfully. That was, obviously, a few months ago.

Week before last I downloaded the latest Windows 8 Consumer Preview because I'd couldn't find the first installation disk I'd created and I wanted to try i8 again after a period to see what the changes amounted to. Well young Jedi, guess what? That same computer that is running Windows 7 as we speak, and ran Windows 8 a couple of months ago will not even install the latest Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

Seems there's a little thing called PAE, and the machine on which I tried the second download of the consumer preview doesn't have it and the installation fails for that reason. It does however, run Windows 7 beautifully. You see I have a system image I restore when I'm done playing.

BUT ... I found my first Windows 8 Consumer Preview complete with the original key and it did install on the old PC without PAE that runs 7 so well.

Funny thing how what we often know we know we don't really know huh?

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Apple misses earnings targets, Street reacts

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Two steps forward ...

... one step back. Long Term Outlook will rule the day, not temporary perturbations in the money stream.

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Iranian nuke plants rocked in midnight 'heavy metal blast'

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Made in America ...

... tested in Japan.

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Windows 8 'bad' for desktop users - Gartner's one-word review

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Re: Well Duh!

Write your "bowel time" statement down (or print it) and read it on your 65th birthday. Times will change .... times for all things.

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Re: Well Duh!

And become a charter member of Hemorrhoids R Us.

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Re: Well Duh!

Oh really? You let others (human and machine) have that much control over your life? There are times I don't want the rest of the world in my space. Not to be confused with MySpace.

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Why British TV drama is crap – and why this matters to tech firms

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How to appreciate British TV in one easy lesson

Watch American TV. And yeah, I'm one of 'em.

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'Sacrifice another goat!: iCloud is Apple's biggest failure before Google

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"Even desktop-bound Microsoft groks and executes the cloud better than Apple."

You grok?? I'm impressed; Valentine Michael Smith would be too.

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Google Nexus 7 shipping cock-up enrages fandroids

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I thought the term was ...

... roidfan

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Expert: EU Microsoft competition fine could reach $7bn

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Business acumen ...

... is lost on the IT department as usual.

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Microsoft to announce new Office version on Monday

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"Small gains in productivity in the office ..."

Name one, and be specific complete with cost versus benefit analysis that includes a summation by year of avoided costs and a payback period.

The problem you're going to have, one of them, is quite often new products are introduced before any calculated payback period completes. Small gains you see .... small gains.

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I'm happily ...

... still using Office 2003 and it still does all i need it to do with great ease. But then I'm living a wonderful retirement and don't need all that flashy new bling shit.

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Mozilla shoots down Thunderbird, hatches new release model

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Evolution

http://projects.gnome.org/evolution/

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Numbers don't lie: Apple's ascent eviscerates Microsoft

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Re: @AC: "Linux kernel Retro"

Maybe you need to try and install Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint 13 on a non PAE cpu. Both will simply not install and not install and not install ........

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Oh yes

Microsoft is losing ... oh look, there's a squirrel! Now what was the article's subject?

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So, that vast IT disaster you may have caused? Come in, sit down

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Root Cause Analysis

Oppressive, obsessive, obnoxious overachieving supervisors, managers and vice presidents who have reached the very top of their Peter Principle position. They can't let the person work by constantly probing and asking/demanding the work be done in the shortest amount of time with the least resources.

Sounds like SOP to me.

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Apple desperate to prevent nightmare scenario of iPad in Iranian hands

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Screw 'em.

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Windows XP update fails in infinite .NET patch loop

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Set WU to "Never check ...

... for updates", make yourself some kind of note and recheck one a week or so to see if it's fixed. Or, since MS has trustworthy computing just check back next patch Tuesday. Meh ... a non problem. Hide the updates if they offend you. Revert to a state that was running right then hide the offending updates. Oh yeah, sorry ... got dozen or hundreds of boxes to administer? Oh well, keep on carping and whining; that always helps. Makes IT look like the good guys too.

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IT distributors: The only people adding value to the world economy

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<Yawn>

Adding so much value that when the RIF comes IT personnel are some of the first out the door, right after clerks, interns and admin assistants.

My my, we should have all companies totally run from basements and LAN parties.

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Dish Networks locks horns with broadcasters over ad skipping

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Just damn, ....

... here I was thinking channel surfing during commercials or taking a leak or getting another Leinenkugel was sufficient. Now I find I need some sort of nanny service to enable me to not watch what I don't want to watch. Just screw 'em all.

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Microsoft to devs: Don't ruin Win 8 launch with crap code

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"Developers, just be sure ....

... you don't pick up the stinky end of the Windows 8 turd."

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Facebook's Eduardo Saverin: I'm not a tax-dodger

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Not a tax dodger?

Then pay up you pathetic little weasel.

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GM snatchback of $10m Facebook ad cash = amateur move

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It's GM's money ...

... and they made the call. Screw the doubters.

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Crooks sell skint fanbois potatoes instead of iPhones

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A fool and his money ...

... is soon parted. If you don't want to be fleeced, stop acting like a sheep.

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Wi-Fi warping wallpaper hardens homes to hackers

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Insulation

All the insulation in my house has a foil covered side as does the outer foam board that's just under the siding. I specified both over twenty years ago when our house was being constructed. Don't you Britishers have these?

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Sony blames record $5.7bn loss on everything but Sony

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Floods and Earthquakes?

Nawww .... Godzilla rising.

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Chair-tossing Steve flings surfer Steve onto Microsoft board

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Corporate ...

... incest. All over again. No wonder the brainpower of the various boards is degraded and diluted so badly.

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McAfee founder raided in Belize by gang-busting police

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Sounds like India ...

... under the British. Or even British actions during the creation of Israel.

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Re: Sounds like America

Please post your legitimate proof of this. Court documents, reports by real, trained journalists and not bloggers and other items and sources whose veracity can be positively verified.

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Microsoft ejects DVD playback from Windows 8

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VLC

Maybe the boys at VideoLAN have a plan. A LAN plan as it were. A LAN plan to beat the ban. Bejubus! This is hard to figure out! Where's A Sacred J when you need one?

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Re: Linux

So does mine. Same for my two backup/standby XP Pro SP3 boxes. This is just tough, very tough to figure out.

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Re: removing IE would also help

So hard to get Firefox or whatever your non MS browser is. I mean really ... just hard.

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Re: removing IE would also help

By using my old XP Pro SP3 box? Maybe by using my virtual machine running XP Pro SP3? Might even run a LiveCD of Unbuntu. Dunno ... have to think about that I guess.

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Star Trek's Wesley Crusher blasts Google+ landgrab

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Re: Who?

Yeah right, like you for instance?

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What social sites ...

... force you to use your real name? Do you actually believe that's air you're breathing?

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Like it or not, this Linux grows on you

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Grows on you?

So does a toenail fungus, ringworm and Scabies. Ok, Scabies grows IN you.

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'Geek' image scares women away from tech industry

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Why would any self respecting woman ...

... want to come off as Sheldon Cooper with ovaries and live in a basement? Yeah, yeah, I know. But IT does keep our toys working and like Doctors, who even cares if the fix comes from a woman or a man. Just do your thing, fix the toys and let me get out of this dungeon.

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Google Drive stalls on LAUNCH DAY

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Why Chris, ....

... not getting screwed as promised? I guess you got used to getting it from The Sacred J on a known timetable and falling off that [Kool-Aid] wagon is a bit testy for your huh?

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Hanging's too good for 'em - so what do you suggest?

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Capital punishment ...

... permanently deters the one being punished and that's good enough for me. As to those who disagree ... DILLIGAFF?

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Can Windows 8 bag Microsoft 20 more years at the top?

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BFD

DILLIGAFF?

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US doc finally fingers elusive G-spot

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Not knowing exactly where it is ...

... can make it a lot more fun trying to find it.

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