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8 posts • joined 15 Feb 2008

NASA explores 'Curiosity' for nuclear-powered Mars rover

Steven Shuster
Alien

We come in peace

And here we though the Martians were going to come here and kill US with heat rays. Oh the irony of it all.

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Hi-tech cops lose their website

Steven Shuster

@Dom

Cyber-squatting laws, which deal with a person or company registering a domain name so that another company has to buy it from them at a premium, actually deal only with trademarked names. If the domain name doesn't contain a trademarked name, it's instead called "domain speculation", and is considered legal.

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BOFH: The PFY wants a reference

Steven Shuster

I wouldn't put it past our bastardly hero

to turn the tables on the pimply faced one so that he has to move the infrastructure, and Simon can return as the hero to save the day (once the hard work is done).

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Navy sonar dolphin 'massacre' - the facts

Steven Shuster
Linux

Sorry gotta point out the hypocracy

Meat is murder

By David Cornes

"Look I know it can make you go a bit dizzy up here on this moral high ground sometimes ;-) but here we have yet another good reason for being veggie. A proper one that is, one that DOESN'T eat fish!"

"A penguin, 'cos well they're kind of connected to fish and stuff."

You do realize that their connection to fish is that they EAT them right?

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MS pulls plugs on XP SP3 mass launch

Steven Shuster
Coat

@Simon

""MS should they tailor their service packs to the minority on dialup"

Hey, what about us chaps still using floppy disks to get stuff onto our computers?

286 Logo on back."

Well then, you have nothing to worry about, there haven't been any new service packs for Windows 3.1 for years!

Oops, didn't wear a coat. I'm outta here.

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Office 2007 fails OXML test

Steven Shuster

@AC

| Right, a couple of points here:

| 1. "...does not adhere to the latest specifications of the draft standard (ISO/IEC 29500)." That'll be the word DRAFT then....

| 2. Um, who does support standards? The ISO's website doesn't even adhere:

| http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iso.org...

| (13 failures)

Ok, first off the W3C html recommendation is not an ISO standard. In fact that's the meaning of the dash (-) in the first quote of the DOCTYPE declaration:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

It tells us that the organization that follows (W3C) is not a registered ISO organization.

Now if you test www.w3.org against the recommendation, I bet it will pass (in fact I know it will)

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Vista SP1 downloaders bite back

Steven Shuster

@ Laxman

"Switching back to linux... ... 99% of the people who will say that will be linux fanboys anyway. For which btw, Every 6-month release breaks something (hardware or software)"

Interesting statistics, especially that last bit, where did you pull them out of? I'd like to know, cause I haven't seen it. And before you call me a Linux fanboy, note I do make a living administrating both Windows and Linux systems.

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics"

-Benjamin Disraeli

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Mole claims Toshiba to terminate HD DVD

Steven Shuster

@Anon

"with the advent of dual-format drives and players, the continued existence of both formats would have been best for consumers as the competition between them would drive down prices. If HD DVD kicks the bucket there's no incentive to cut Blu-Ray disc prices any more."

Sorry, but since Sony isn't the only company making them, and Toshiba will be selling them as well eventually, competition between BR companies will actually be healthier than the current competition between BR and HD DVD companies.

Once we're down to just one standard, many people who've been holding off buying a HD* player because of the war will be buying one. History shows that once a device moves from niche to widespread use, prices start to settle lower. With more widespread purchasing, companies will be able to make their money on the units on quantity instead of just high pricing.

* intended to describe both Blu Ray and HD DVD

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