* Posts by SilverWave

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The year GNOMES, Ubuntu sufferers forked off to Mint Linux

SilverWave
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Xubuntu is nice and if it gets scewed up there is XFCE

I can just get on with my computing without and interference.

It gets me back to a workable usable Ubuntu set up that I loved from before all the crap.

Nice :-)

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Frack me! UK shale gas bonanza 'bigger than North Sea oil'

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OMG I agreed with a Orlowski post?!

Bloody hell - sign of the apocalypse?

Seriously though...

If you want do do something about poverty... then cheap energy is a great idea.

Unless you have an underlying hatred of... people and possibly yourself.

Cough*GreenParty*Cough

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Apple must apologise for its surly apology on its website on Saturday

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Re: Inaccurate might be pushing it a little... nope: both untrue” and “incorrect."

Apple Inc. (AAPL) was criticized by U.K. judges in a patent lawsuit with Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) for posting a notice on its website that was “untrue” and “incorrect.”

The Court was particularly unimpressed with the fact that, in its view, the paragraphs which had been added were clearly wrong. In particular it will be noted that, in the final paragraph, Apple had said “in a case tried in Germany regarding the same patent, the court found that Samsung engaged in unfair competition by copying the iPad design” [Emphasis added]. The Court took exception to the use of the words “the same patent” since the British action did not involve any patent, being solely concerned with registered design. Similarly, the Court did not like the statement that the Judge Birss had "made several important points comparing the designs of the Apple and Samsung product" [Emphasis added]. As the Court pointed out, Judge Birss made no findings in relation to the Apple PRODUCT – his findings were in relation to the Apple REGISTERED DESIGN.

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20121101091853360

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SilverWave
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If the point is for people to NOTICE the ruling this does not comply. Under the fold.

Apple's UK apology - does it count if its not seen?

Never shows, unless you scroll down :-)

Interesting that no matter what resolution you choose the small print at the

bottom of the page is never show, unless you scroll down :-)

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Liquefied-air silos touted as enormo green 'leccy batteries

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Re:This kind of them/us attitude has always bugged me.

LOL best troll this week.

Sir I salute you :-)

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Ubuntu 12.10: More to Um Bongo Linux than Amazon ads

SilverWave
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I went xubuntu - Fantastic it all just works.

Easy as an easy thing.

http://complete-concrete-concise.com/ubuntu-2/ubuntu-12-04/ubuntu-12-04-how-to-install-the-xfce-desktop

Note: I did give Unity a fair hearing - 2-3 years? But Once you try Xfce you are back with a proper, useful, dare I say _delightful_, desktop.

Its the difference between night and day.

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Firefox's birthday present to us: Teaching tech titans about DIY upstarts

SilverWave
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Firefox had the ad-block extension. FTW

Firefox was a great Proxomitron replacement.

Extensions were/are great.

Very secure compared to IE.

No active X.

User in control.

And this open source idea was odd but intriguing.

Firefox the gateway drug to Linux :-)

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Elon Musk's new re-usable, hovering rocket ship in first test liftoff

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Elon Musk - Respect man.

Didn’t think reusable space ship was practical after the space shuttle débâcle.

But maybe the problem is not the concept but rather its execution?

Wish he would put some thought and R&D into life extension tech as well.

Only living to a 100 is fecking ridiculous.

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Apple 'hasn't really run out of iPhone 5s AT ALL'

SilverWave
Happy

Thanks for that :-D *tears of laughter*

Class :-P

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Edgy penguins test-fly Ubuntu's Quantal Quetzal

SilverWave
Happy

Just a matter of getting used to it - Just like any handicap.

>Just a matter of getting used to it.

Xfce'ing and loving it.

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SilverWave
Mushroom

Nah bury it its dead.

pos

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SilverWave
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Stuff GNOME and Unity. Xfce is the future - Love it :-)

*Should have done this years ago!*

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

http://complete-concrete-concise.com/ubuntu-2/ubuntu-12-04/ubuntu-12-04-how-to-install-the-xubuntu-desktop

Installing Xubuntu Desktop is like having installed Xubuntu originally.

It will install the desktop and all the applications that make up Xubuntu.

It does not remove any applications that are part of Ubuntu.

This is great - The ease of use - The clean feel - The speed!

Panels that work.

Application menus.

Notifications that can be closed.

Panel launchers.

Decent virtual desktop switcher (in the panel) with thumbnails.

Widows Buttons to show what’s open but minimised.

Easy theme config of a text file the change pop up colours.

Nice application finder (can drag and drop to create launchers).

Nice sane file manager.

*Should have done this years ago!*

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Thanks ever so much Java, for that biz-wide rootkit infection

SilverWave
Meh

Reinstall from read only media - its the only professional solution

Any other solution is for the guy with a 10 gallon hat, six shooter’s and a horse tied up outside.

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Oracle: Google impurifying media's precious bodily fluids

SilverWave
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Oracle says it would never give money... except Florian Mueller, that is

hehe

:-)

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SilverWave
Happy

heh... It's a reference to Dr. Strangelove.

Yeah I think the rest of the world got it :-)

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Google to axe 4,000 Motorola Mobility staff

SilverWave
Trollface

Gmail seems to be doing OK... <snerk>

heh

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SilverWave
Trollface

search seem to be doing OK... <snrk>

LOL

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SilverWave
Angel

*this century.* Wow Nostradamus move over

jc

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SilverWave
Facepalm

Android and YouTube seem to be doing OK...

Chrome browser as well ...

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SilverWave
Meh

How about $3.8bn for that?

Reg Quote: "You're not allowed to buy a company (at least, under US rules you're not) solely to get your hands on their tax losses. But Google is buying the pile of patents, isn't it? I mean, look, they took part in the Nortel patent auction, everyone knows they're trying to buy patents.

You would really have to be very cynical indeed to think that Google didn't take the Nortel auction seriously. Did I mention that because Nortel was in Chapter 7 liquidation (or the Canadian equivalent) there were no tax losses that could be transferred? I didn't?"

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SilverWave
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Patents are nice, but lovely tax losses are worth more

The real reason Google bought Motorola

Patents are nice, but lovely tax losses are worth more

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/01/google_buys_tax_breaks_along_with_mobility/

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It costs $450 in marketing to make someone buy a $49 Nokia Lumia

SilverWave
Trollface

OMG I rated a Orlowski post highly - I feel so dirty.

I will be more careful in future.

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SilverWave
Happy

I'm so pleased for you :-)

Its just a phone LOL.

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SilverWave
Happy

Its so helpful for all the hard of thinking to highlight themselves in this way :-)

Obviously someone to keep a careful eye on if you on the same train as them. As long as they are busy licking the window then not a problem. I would get a little nervous if they start fiddling with the carriage door though.

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SilverWave
Meh

Re: But will Windows Phone 8 owners be left out in the cold when Windows Phone 9 ships.

Stupidity.

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Google makes fresh offers in Euro anti-trust negotiations

SilverWave
Trollface

Its a trap! Dont fall for it Google :-)

Make them prove any allegations.

Turkeys voting for Xmas and all that.

The companies complaining look to be the usual suspects:

Search companies that are bad at search, crap companies happy to used as a stalking horse by Google's main competitor etc.,

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Yahoo! Poaches! New! CEO! From! Google!

SilverWave
Happy

Poor lady - Nope worth $300M

The title - read it.

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Microsoft pops preview of 'biggest, most ambitious' Office yet

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Re: "The application suite has been rewritten from the ground up"

Yeah my first thought was *Did you Bollocks* :-)

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Oatmealer rubs Operation Bear Love cash in troll's face

SilverWave
Happy

Thanks for that :-D *tears of laughter*

>ORLOWSKI

snort

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Metro, that ribbon, shared mailboxes: Has Microsoft lost the plot?

SilverWave
Meh

nah its a pretty safe punt (win8) everyone is going win7 64bit and no further.

Win7 is good enough for the next 5 years easy.

They get a free beta with win8 and sort it out for win9.

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SilverWave
Happy

I actually like the ribbon, took a week or two but...

Yeah if I use a old style Office now its a miss :-)

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Partial victory for Oracle in Java case

SilverWave
Happy

Re: Bloody hell Iain! even Ginny LaRoe did better - the shame ;-)

Google Is Probably the Big Winner in First Phase of Oracle Trial

By Ginny LaRoe

http://www.law.com/jsp/ca/PubArticleCA.jsp?id=1202552698215&Google_Is_Probably_the_Big_Winner_in_First_Phase_of_Oracle_Trial&slreturn=1

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SilverWave
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Re: the jury seems unswayed. Ah... NO see 4a

question 4 was this:

A. Has Google proven that Sun and/or Oracle engaged in conduct Sun and/or Oracle knew or should have known would reasonably lead Google to believe that it would not need a license to use the structure, sequence, and organization of the copyrighted compilable code?

And the jury said Yes.

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SilverWave
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the jury seems unswayed. Ah... NO see 4a

4b is a trick question.

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SilverWave
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Re: Nine lines of code? Hypocrisy alert.

Quote: 1. Those are the "9 lines of code" I mentioned earlier.

Not all of the Java libraries were written by Sun or Oracle. There are a lot of 3rd party contributions. timsort was a 3rd party contribution. One of timsort's developers copied an internal Java function as an interim solution until he could link to that function directly. This function is a simple array bound check function a 1st year CS student could write call rangeCheck.

That 3rd party contributor was Google. When it came to implementing timsort for the Android, Google took their contribution and accidentally failed to replace rangeCheck. A minor mistake (Copyright violation) of no consequence (outside of this trial).

http://www.perlmonks.org/?displaytype=print;node_id=968578;replies=1

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SilverWave
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... there's nothing except one line of statutory damages. 150K USD tops.

Judge: Unless court can give verdict on 1B in favor of Oracle,there's nothing except one line of statutory damages

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20120507122749740

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Jury retires for weekend in deadlock in Oracle-v-Google verdict

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impasse on one of the first three questions on the form

Not really:

"Judge Alsup tells them they don't have to reach agreement on question 4. That's just advice for him, because he has to decide that in the end. No, they tell him they are at an impasse on one of the first three questions on the form."

1. As to the compilable code for the 37 Java API packages in question taken as a group:

A. Has Oracle proven that Google has infringed the overall structure, sequence and organization of copyrighted works?

2. As to the documentation for the 37 Java API packages in question taken as a group:

A. Has Oracle proven that Google has infringed?

3. Has Oracle proven that Google’s conceded use of the following was infringing, the only issue being whether such use was de minimis:

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see http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20120504153813681

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Kindle Fire: An open letter to Jeff Bezos

SilverWave
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Wow what a moron this guy is - LOL do some research dim boy :-)

The good news is that reading the comments has provided me with links on how to enable Gmail et al. without having to go searching.

Mine is the one getting shipped from the states and delivered Tuesday :-)

This article is embarrassing and thereg staff need to give this guy some training.

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Second Ubuntu Ocelot beta slips in some Xen

SilverWave
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11.10 FTW

That last update sorted my Nvidia Twinscreen issues - Sweet!

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No pain, some gain: Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot examined

SilverWave
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Like Unity Hate Zeitgeist

"Zeitgeist is a service which logs the user’s activities and events (files

opened, websites visited, conversations held with other people, etc.) and

makes the relevant information available to other applications."

# Delete previous logging.

rm ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite

zeitgeist-daemon --replace

# stop read or write

chmod -rw ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite*

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Ubuntu deploys cloud-ready Ocelot beta

SilverWave
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11.10 is looking Good :-)

Natty was nice but... not too stable.

The upgrade to 11.10 looks good so far.

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Steelie Neelie: 'Help us form Brussels data breach policy'

SilverWave
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Phorm - Given the Latest revelations - The police not prosecuting looks fishy

Check out the title.

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Is Facebook worth more than Google?

SilverWave
FAIL

Bubble (Your other opinions now equal suspect).

Take a day off.

You need to get some perspective.

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Schmidt preaches 'deep integration' desire with Facebook, Twitter

SilverWave
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I get to call a register hack "Naive" OMG! Made my day :-)

>But it's not all-out war yet.

Oh yes there are - Death Match.

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Google Chrome extension busts Murdoch paywall

SilverWave
Happy

Just Ignore the pay-walled site. D'oh!

Or am I missing something....

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Microsoft pounces as Mozilla shuns enterprise

SilverWave
Meh

Fork it? Or pay for Legacy Support.

Well if they want they could fork Firefox and CorpFox could stay on the 4.0 code for years.

Or they could pay someone to back port security changes to 4.0 for them.

How many Firefox developers do Corps pay for?

I have a feeling it is a small number, possibly none.

So if this is important to IBM they can pay for it just like they do for other things.

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Want to keep Android apps from spying on you?

SilverWave
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Fantastic - HTC Desire next please :-)

The post is required, and must contain letters.

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Bitcoin collapses on malicious trade

SilverWave
WTF?

Glad I didnt buy £100 worth yesterday :-)

Maybe worth looking in to doing it tomorrow though looks like we are down to $10?

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Oracle seeks 'billions' with Google Android suit

SilverWave

You are misinformed - Groklaw has been thorough as usual :-)

Here is the real deal if you would like to learn more:

http://groklaw.net/staticpages/index.php?page=archives&year=-1&use_s_page=OracleGoogle

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