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Want a Tizen phone to build apps for? Now's your chance – provided you don't need it to work

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except

>kind of standard and perhaps making a story from nothing.

I agree normally this information wouldn't be much by itself the fact that the Meego/Tizen vaporware (for phones anyway) saga is now approaching Duke Nukem territory is why this is noteworthy. Again Tizen is simply a bargaining chip Samsung has in its arsenal and will probably never see the light of day in more than a trivial way.

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Read IBM's note to staff announcing mandatory training and 10% pay cut

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Re: Education benefits?

I know when I was back in primary school I told the teacher someday I want to have skills in "cloud, analytics, mobile, security, and social," You know the important stuff for a society that no longer manufactures anything but bullshit and financial derivatives.

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for IBM party like its 1989

Wow after the big comeback story it sounds like IBM is heading for the late 1980s again. Guess the people that learned their lesson back then have retired.

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HP: We will eradicate the colour grey from our market

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Re: They want it both ways on globalization

Zombie post but I'll take the bait.

>Once it comes down to disallowing people to talk to each other and agree on pricing

Exactly corporatism at its finest. Get the culture to shame anyone talking about how much they make to others including making it a requirement for any non trivial paying job. Yet more collusion.

>Only people who somehow think that there is a god-giving right to get high salaries from Google/Apple

No but you can't call it free market capitalism if there is no competition for employees by illegal agreement (this only made the news because it was explicit, there sure is a whole lot of country club buddy implicit collusion going down). Competition has to work both ways.

>or that people are actually being forced to work there (they are monopsonists on the job market, right?)

Funny how when a few companies start doing something pretty soon all major companies are doing it. Does go some way to explaining how wages have been stagnant (adjusted for inflation) for 30 years even though productivity has increased like few other times in history and companies (especially the big boys in Silicon Valley) are sitting on enormous amounts of wealth.

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Re: They want it both ways on globalization

I am always amazed by how many people claiming to be free-market libertarians are ok with things like Google and Apple colluding on employee salaries (shareholders first after all). Nice to see someone who does seem to get it at least.

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Blockbuster book lays out the first 20 years of the Smartphone Wars

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Re: And I say there screwed by Symbian

Wow well said. You might get downvoted some from the butt hurt former/current Nokia fanbois but excellent points.

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James Bond's metal-toothed nemesis Richard Kiel dies at 74

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Re: wow

Sadly so these days. Adam Sandler's career arc has followed Eddie Murphy's except Eddie was actually funny at one time.

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wow

How can anyone forget the biggest role of his career as an extra in Happy Gilmore? I keed but I did enjoy that movie more than I did the biggest POS Bond film in history which as Moonraker.

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Intel: Hey, enterprises, drop everything and DO HADOOP

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surprise surprise

Quick everyone Big Data, Hadoop, the Cloud, etc. Please talk about these topics and not how low margin low power products are now powerful enough and are cutting into our margins and making us less and less relevant.

Sincerely,

Intel Marketing

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Enigmail PGP plugin forgets to encrypt mail sent as blind copies

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Re: No, no, you got it all wrong!

Good guys huh? Looks like you put up the joke alert correctly but for the wrong reason.

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You can thank Brit funnyman John Oliver for fixing US broadband policy, beams Netflix

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Re: the real problem

I am sure we will see some sucks to be you from the other side of the pond but after living in Germany and being forced to deal with Deutsch Telekom for telecom service (granted almost a decade ago) I can tell you the only company as painful to deal with financially I have seen in the US is Verizon and at least there is some choice there (then again probably is in Eastern Germany now too).

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the real problem

Granted I am not a wonk on this topic and will probably get downvoted to heck but it doesn't seem like the solution is to tell ISP how to manage their traffic. The solution IMHO is to treat all ISPs as common carriers (especially cable) and eliminate this early 20th century commanding heights BS of cable companies having regional monopolies. Don't tend to sprout right winger ideals but regulation first and foremost should exist to make sure their is always a healthy and fair market because market forces can often do what regulations can't. People will naturally tend to choose the company that doesn't throttle their use cases if they have say a dozen different choices for ISP.

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Mouse-slinger Logitech: Gloves are off, number probe over

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investors

Sounds like some accountants are in trouble but honestly if I was an investor I would worry more about the quite obvious drop in quality of Logitech products the last few years than some inventory restatements from several years ago.

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HP: NORKS' cyber spying efforts actually a credible cyberthreat

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Re: HP should $TFU

Lenovo already kicks HP ass in some markets. I dare say these days there isn't a whole lot HP does that some Chinese company doesn't do better and cheaper.

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Re: What's that rattling noise coming from HP?

When ever I hear dick wagging bragging on an El Reg forum its generally safe to discount whatever drivel is being spewed. You may have some good points but even the sun shines on a dog's balls occasionally.

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Re: The conspiracy becomes clear...

The Norks better be careful because the 4chan /b/ counterattack will be brutal all 4 teh lulz.

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Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search

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Re: Obnoxious

Haven't used it since the Firefox 3.x days huh? Chrome really got FF it get its shit together to the point today it is largely a Chrome clone with more plugins less sand boxing (admittedly haven't looked into that for awhile though) and no embedded flash player.

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'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder

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Re: Click bait!

>internal PR bods going nuts

Its a good thing public relations (ie term they gave themselves instead of corporate propaganda) exists for all the people that suck at STEM huh? Its too bad they are getting in the way as usual of people doing real work.

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Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can

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Re: 23 Years

And while I am ranting what is up with the broken ass old stdlibc++ the steam runtime insists on trying to run on my debian testing box causing it to bork itself? Not elegant. It should be able to detect much better when it should or shouldn't use what's available already on a Linux system. Requiring users to have to delete shit it its own runtime to run on their system is garbage.

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Re: 23 Years

>Well if its a UNIXlike that you're looking for, Apple's pretty much got OS X in the mainstream even though I believe you could consider it a true blood UNIX

Arguably at least from a CLI only perspective Mac OS is more true blood UNIX these days than most Linux distros since RedHat shit all over the Unix philosophy of modularity and doing one thing well with the clusterf*ck that is desktop.borg and systemd.

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Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls

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Re: "You’re off to a bold and exciting start."

>"Hope you screw up. Which you will."

Ballmer is nothing but a sales droid tool but he genuinely wants Microsoft to succeed which is why the best thing he ever did for the stock price was to resign. The biggest indirect golden parachute in corporate history.

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Re: 2 billion US dollars?

>For a third rate team in a saturated market. That is NOT good business sense.

Really how many American sports teams have sold for less than the owner paid? Yet another edge to being rich is your vanity projects/purchases often appreciate in value (yachts, artwork, wine, etc).

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AMD slaps 'Radeon' label on Tosh flash: >Beard stroke< Hmm, cunning ...

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Re: OCZ!!!!!!

Funny then how this article which is only several months old says differently (Google translate does a good enough job).

http://www.hardware.fr/articles/920-7/ssd.html

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The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?

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Re: Linux - more stable.

@Phil W - Don't worry too much because due to Red Hat and their freedesktop.borg Linux is becoming more and more like Windows all the time (ie a giant tightly coupled hairball). Aimed at computer experts and sysadmins describes *BSD these days more than Linux.

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Re: 20th century

>It is very difficult AND expensive to corectly test everything..

Never use the phrase test everything as its impossible to test all inputs as you would need to go to infinity. Say thorough test coverage or some such en vogue nonsense. Sorry to be pedantic but people seem to think truly complete regression is very possible and all security bugs are due to sloppiness testing when that is often but not always the case. Seems to be pretty clear in this case though Microsoft screwed the pooch.

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Class war! Wikipedia's workers revolt again

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me too

I want to be the go to expert on naked short selling but alas the powers that be won't let me.

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> the workers who put in long hours writing and maintaining the content are paid nothing, while the wealthy administrators at the Foundation devise schemes to spend the cash

A crony capitalists wet dream.

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tell people far and wide

That if Jimbo in their browser tells them they should give him money they would be a lot more wise to donate said money to the LibreSSL effort which is actually saving the intertubes and not funding this circus.

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Cisco prepares to take $700m hit to make 6,000 layoffs

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Re: Cisco prepares to take $700m hit to make 6,000 layoffs

Yeah too bad too much or incompetent management tends to mirror too little only it costs a heckuva lot more.

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Apple BANS 2 chemicals from iPhone, iPad final assembly line

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Re: What about the Semiconductor industry?

See Hydrofluoric acid and Silane gas for examples that make these two look like something in a kid's chemistry set. Semiconductor fabs in the developed world today are much more automated and things are enclosed with interlocks, etc so that workers virtually never get exposed to these chemicals though. Nothing gets a clean room worker's attention and cleans out a clean room like a gas alarm. Almost all gas alarms in my experience are caused by clueless tool technicians opening a processing chamber incorrectly which thankfully is very rare.

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Dolby Atmos is coming home and it sounds amazing

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Re: Wonderful. Brilliant. Absolutely fabulous.

why are my posts not showing up?

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