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Who wants a ROBO-BUTLER? Google and pals do – and they've just put $2m towards it

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Re: I hope they come with programable voices...

"As long as they have customizable names.

"Bitch, bring me a beer!""

How very chauvinistic of you.

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UFO, cosmic ray or flasher? NASA rules on Curiosity curiosity

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Re: Being bonkers doesn't make you wrong

"And what, pray tell, is your explanation for NASA's motivation to hush up all the interesting stuff that would undoubtedly lead to orders of magnitude more funding for them?"

Executive Order.

Troll icon, 'cause I know you can't tell.

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White House blasts Samsung for tweeting Obama-Ortiz selfie

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Re: @404 El Presidente

DavidW.

I had a long reply ready to type out, but when I thought about it, all it really came down to was, GO Fuck Yourself.

That is the kind of idiotic Democrat ranting that keeps driving this country to brink of financial ruin.

And, for the record, I am not against poor people getting insurance. This just isn't the way to do it.

Before you ask, No, I don't know of a better plan, but this one is most definately crap.

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@404 Re: El Presidente

He's already getting his cut.

He's screwed 6 million+ people out of there employer backed insuarnce to get them onto the State plan.

I can wait for the 2014 elections to get the Dems out or Congress and 2016 can't get hear fast enough.

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OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs

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Re: Why in the hell are any of us stupid enough...

"And since Linux is free, Windows users have a proven track record of being willing to spend money on software."

That statement is just 9 kinds of stupid.

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Re: Why in the hell are any of us stupid enough...

"Talking of which, does anyone think that writing a Prolog program to compute different Microsoft licensing scenarios is a good idea?"

I'm guessing you have a 100 node Cray cluster at you finger tips to be able compute the permutations BEFORE the next Licensing Matrix comes out?

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Re: Why in the hell are any of us stupid enough...

@Ledswinger

Down voted for not trying harder.

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Re: Well...if one doesn't USE Windows Defender...

"Might I recommend not using an article from nearly two years ago as your evidence?"

And why not? The Windows Fanboi's just LOVE to drag up stuff about a certain Linux change over that started ten years ago...

If you do not do everything in your power to either switch entirely, or, at least get a good mix of Windows / Linux systems, you and you entire company are fools.

Unfortunately, I am in the company of fools where I am...

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And the Real Life BOFH award goes to...

Aqua Marina

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BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*

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Never!

@ShadowDragon8685

Never feel sorry for the users!

Empathy leads to caring.

Caring leads to elevating.

Elevating leads to them being domineering.

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Re: Security Breach

@Admiral Grace Hopper

Snowden.

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So you invent a wireless network using LEDs, what do you do next? Add solar panels. Boom

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And this data frame here...

..causes every one in the vicinity to have a seizure...

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Is this photo PROOF a Windows 7 Start Menu is coming back?

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@Defiant Re: LOL

"I'd rather use Windows 95 than Binux"

I wouldn't trust you using anything more complicated than a light switch...

What the hell is Binux?

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@BobChip Re: LOL

"Actually, forget the dual boot. Just stick with the Linux mint. (Posted from a Mint 14 machine)"

Looks like the Wintards are out in force today, BobChip.

Gave you an up vote to even it out at 14/14. I suspect it won't last long.

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ISPs' pirate-choking blocking measures ARE effective – music body

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Can we...

get them to block ads and click trackers too?

Why am I paying for a capped bandwidth that ads and click trackers can use? Granted, it may be a small amount, but still, I'm paying for it.

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'Good job, NSA! You turned Yahoo! into an encryption beast'

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Yes...

But can they remove the NSA code from their servers now?

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SEC mulls how to save markets from hackers: How about a CRACK TEAM... of advisers?

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WTF?

Why the TD?

You know I am right.

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There

"SEC mulls how to save markets from crackers: How about a CRACK TEAM... of advisers?"

Fixed your title.

Get the terminology right for shits sake.

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It's 2014 and you can pwn a PC by opening a .RTF in Word, Outlook

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@Chika Bit Rot

Bit Rot is still valid, but not for code. It is however prevelant at the hardware level in lots of cheaply made ROMs and CDs. I have an Atari 5200 that has suffered from it.

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@h4rm0ny "Recycled code - bad"

If they are just going to put a new polish on the same old turd, then why FFS do people go out and get the "newest" one?

Everyone needs to stop buying the "new" crap to make a point.

I know, I know... Good luck with that.

I've done my part... See icon -->

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@Tom 13 Re: @9Rune5

"The whole point of the Vista and Windows 7 rewrites according to MS was that they were re-writing the code from the ground up to make it secure. And with that commenced the directive of making security Job #1."

MAKE HIM STOP!!!

I ABOUT PISSED MYSELF LAUGHING....

Oh, better now.

People are still using Microsoft products?

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Terminator-maker 'Cyberdyne Inc' lists on Tokyo stock exchange

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Aren't you a little early

for April 1st?

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Spooks vs boffins: MIT bods say they've created PRISM-proof encryption

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Re: I don't get it

"Who are these people (at NSA), that accept to develop this kind of mass surveillance without having any issues against it?"

They only work on part of the code/system. Only a couple of people get to see the big picture to know what it really does.

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Microsoft issues less-than-helpful tips to XP holdouts

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Re: It depends on the distro...

"or people with special requirements."

I see you've used Slackware before :D

(Me too, I'm a Masochist)

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Re: It depends on the distro...

That 90% applies to most business users too. There are quite a few application vendors that do everything in a web interface.

I really don't know why we give people full blown PC's any more. A thin client is the most any of them need. And to that end, why do most of them really even need a windows environment? Data entry can be on a dumb terminal...

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BOFH: On the PFY's Scottish estate, no one can hear you scream...

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"Yes, but it doesn't cancel it out geographically. If that were the case I could pay someone in Africa to filter water while I pee in your bathtub!"

Brilliant!

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Not sure if you're STILL running Windows XP? AmIRunningXP.com to the rescue!

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Microsoft Fail

Oddly enough, both mine and and the guy in the cube next to me had our XP systems report as not XP by that wonderful website. Then we reloaded the page and it did.

Thank you for not disapointing once again Microsoft.

Bastards.

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It's 2014 and Microsoft Windows PCs can still be owned by a JPEG

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Microshaft whould just give up

And make a windows system that runs on the Linux kernel. Look at how well that works for Apple...

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@David W. Re: Striving to persevere to endure the never-ending ...

"Oh, and you presumably carefully check though each line of source for every patch issued for your linux machines, and have personally evaluated every routine in your OS..."

All Linux users do review the code. They just don't admit to it as they don't want you Windows tw@'s to feel bad.

Now go back to the rest of the Windows sheep and pay your licensing fees.

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Boeing going ... GONE: Black phone will SELF-DESTRUCT in 30 secs

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Re: Borrowed technology from the Dreamliner batteries??

What the hell is a "Samsung iPhone"?

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Linux-friendly Munich: Ja, we'll take open source collab cloud

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Re: The bloke that keeps trolling these forums

"Yep, but some times its just about choosing the best tool you can get for the job with the funds you have available. I bought my daughter a chrome book, it just worked shes happy, im happy and it came in turquoise. Everyone's got a different perception of whats important to them and they base the choices of the tools they use on this."

Finally! A voice of reason in the cacophony of baboons...

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Re: The bloke that keeps trolling these forums

"Yes, please report all these endless boring AC posts telling us that Linux is the future based on some nowhere council in a small city in a country well known for weird choices that isnt any sort of apparent trend and is not even a real business. It gets very irritating and yawnsome."

Then why did you even read the article AND THEN bother to read the comments?

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Re: Always public sector....

"In a private sector company, the CIO of Munich would have been fired WAAAYYYY before he had the chance to waste all that money." -- Waste which money exactly? the money used to support/use Linux or the money that would be used to support/use Windows? It's all the same money, they chose a less costly route.

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Re: Hmm. You never......

It's like comparing a Robin Reliant to a BMW. You get what you overpay for...

Had to fix you last sentence there.

If I had a BMW that was a big a POS that Office 2010 is, I'd take it to the country and set it on fire.

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Re: Hmm. You never......

"It is Microsoft that involved a third party here. I don't see Munich providing audited proof...only a project team keeping themselves in a job for the last decade!" -- You must be another short sighted CIO that can't see past their next bonus check.

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Re: Hmm. You never......

"The reason that MS are not 'shitting themselves' is that the Munich project has shown that to make such a move takes over a decade" - I stand corrected. They ARE still trying to use that agrument.

They PLANNED for it to take that long. They had several disparate IT groups within their overall orginization that had to be corralled because they all setup their Wintel environments "their way".

Would you trust a major overhaull like that if it took them significantly less time?

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Re: Hmm. You never......

Thanks @ The BigYin. Saved me the time.

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Re: Lucky

"that roughly 30% of users in Munich still use Windows" -- That's just their own damn fault.

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Re: Lucky

"1. The product might be free, but paid support costs are generally higher. As is the TCO." -- As opposed to the cost of the licenses AND the support costs. It's a little something called supply and demand, which currently is heavy on the demand side if you go Linux.

"For instance you can manage Office setting for tens of thousands of users centrally via Group Policy. For freeware office solutions, you generally have non enterprise ready solutions like local flat text config files." -- So it's not just a point and click method. Stop being lazy. Group Policy? Use SCCM...

"2. You don't need to migrate Office file versions. It just works. With the freeware products you get all sorts of compatibility and editing problems." -- Because M$ implementation of ODF is purposely flawed. I haven't seen an issue between true ODF compliant softwares.

"3. Current versions of Windows outperform Linux on the same hardware (e.g. faster Open GL, faster copy of a large file - latest benchmarks of Ubuntu vs Windows 7)" -- Using drivers that M$ has demanded are not fully Linux compatible.

"4. You still have a risk of Malware and being hacked on Linux. Just look at where Linux is actually used like Android - 99.9% (actual figure) of mobile Malware is on Android. Or at Webservers - you are several times more likely to be hacked running a Linux based webserver than a Windows Server based one...." -- You can't compare apples and oranges here. You whole arguement became invalid when you mentioned Android.

"5. Office has supported ODF (and the far more commonly used OOXML) since Office 2010." -- Um, no they haven't. See my comment to point 2.

"6. All Microsoft OS and Office code can be audited on request by government (or enterprise) type organisations." -- Seet Jesus in a chariot driven sidecar... You actually BELIEVE that the code that can be examined is the actual production code? Or that the anyone could say anything about it IF they did find something? I have some swamp land in Florida I'd like you to take a look at...

I like how the M$ trolls have had to change tack because they can't use the "It took them 10 years to make it (mostly) work" arguement. It took them 10 PLANNED years to make it work. That's what they don't bother to say when they are trying to shove a M$ license down your throat.

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Appeals court decides Dotcom warrant was legal after all

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Re: When Big Brother Is After You

"Innocent until proven guilty"?

It is actually "Innocent *unless* proven guilty"? The until implies that the guilt will be proven.

Yes, I just recently went in for jury service. Why do you ask?

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Retiring greybeards force firms to retrain Java, .NET bods as mainframe sysadmins

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Re: in a free market there's no such thing as a skills shortage

"the new generation of cheap, trained and plentiful staff have the knowledge to support"

Thanks to Microsoft, anyone can claim they are a Systems Administrator because they can click the mouse button.

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Time Warner merger great for Comcast, but not for anybody else

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Re: Game over.

"Somehow I think the way the congressmen got screwed will feel quite different from what happens to you and me."

This is also the year that we get to vote for said Congresspersons. They may be the ones getting screwed latter this year.

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IT'S ALIVE! China's Jade Rabbit rover RETURNS from the DEAD

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Good

Now they can roll it over to the Apolo landing sites and shut up all those conspiracy nutters.

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Bad luck, n00bs: Mozilla to splurge ADS inside empty Firefox tiles

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Lynx anyone

I'm starting to like text only browsers more and more...

Until some fuckwit starts building their page with adds for those...

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Re: For fucks sake!

"Are you a new user? Well you won't see the damn things then."

My only question is, when will they do it all the time?

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'No, I CAN'T write code myself,' admits woman in charge of teaching our kids to code

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Re: JavaScript is code...

"HTML is not code - it is markup. CSS is similarly not code. Code implies behaviour, logic, execution."

C++ and Python get my vote for being taught. And taught on Linux, not that Windows horseshit...

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Sorted

<html>

<body>

<h1>

Hi there!

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</body>

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Took no time at all. Where's me large cheque?

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Netflix speed index shows further decline in Verizon quality

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This is what you get kiddies

With the near death of Net Neutrality...

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@Adam 1 Re: Overly aggressive throttling?

"...then you better be good at JIT provisioning."

Oh dear sweet Jesus make him stop! I haven't laughed so hard when I read they. They (the ISP, and I'm mostly talking about Comcrap here as that's what I have) can barely connect the end points. I would hate to think if they actually tried to start managing them...

There is a change coming. The ISPs and the Government won't be able to stop it.

[I'll get my coat with the Dark Net / Mesh network box in the pocket]

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BOFH: Attractive person is attractive. Um, why are your eyes bulging?

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Re: Bad answers.

The best answer would have been "There are curtains?!?"

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