* Posts by Khaptain

2496 posts • joined 4 May 2008

Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

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Re: Enable clipboard on the command prompt?

Open a command prompt window.

Click Top left corner for the menu

Select properties

Enable QuickEdit Mode

Now you can easily select text with the mouse and just hit enter to copy the text to the clipboard( obviously once in the clipboard you can paste into any other application)

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Select and copy text from any other application then click on the command prompt window and Right Click ( it will perform a paste)

All of the above can also be done using the Menu->Edit-commands if QuickEdit is not active.

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Re: Can't wait

In linux definately.....in windows not a lot except for breaking out of batch files.

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Re: Can't wait

Must admit I didn't read it as sarcastic the first time either but now that you mention it yes it probably is.

It's easy to read as though they were being serious though, since it is not obvious how to use clipboard support within a command window due to it not using the standard ctrl-c, ctrl-v shortcuts..

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This is something that I really do not understand either, the desktop is meant to be representative of our real-world physical desks. These tiles do not represent anything on my desk, they are not a natural evolution of anything that I currently use or require. They appear to be a solution looking for a problem rather than a functional fullfulment of particular requirement.

The tiles, in my personal oopinion are distractions, I wouldn't want a 5 ou 6 little whirly gig things, or flashing lights on my real desktop, so why would I want these.

The tiles are geared at the consumer rather than the worker. ie they are counter-productive and generally of very little added value for business.

Edit : After clicking submit I saw LDSs comment above, interesting to see the 2 opposing views..

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Bash bug flung against NAS boxes

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Synology users Ok

Just had a quick check, My Synology box is running Busybox with 'ash' shell so glad not to be amongst the shell shocked hit list of potential targets...

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That PERSONAL DATA you give away for free to Facebook 'n' pals? It's worth at least £140

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Re: Real or imaginary

So we have a 48 year born on Aprils Fools day that smashes goats nuts for a living. With an income of 50K we can safely assume that his middle class status affords him some small luxurys or hobbies.

So we have an age group, a profession , we can only pray that he is a qualifed Vet and we have a location. We also have at least one hobby, perusal AND participation on the El Reg forums, so we can assume that he also has a modicum of humour..

Given the location and age we might start by offering some Yachting activity related publicity, golf clubs, some nice nikon binos in case he is an avid bird watcher - proximity to nature reserve or even some 4*4 vehicules with which he can visit aforementioned future Eunuchs, thereby appealing to his masculine side. (or even some new Nike trainers due to proximity of what appears to be the longest pier in existance.)

There appears to be several small farms, zoo and parks within a reasonable distance so lets presume that the "subject" travels to and from these location for professional purposes. A nice little GPS unit, a set of tires, breakdown assurance, why not....

Now what else could we serve up to a man that handles goats nut on a daily basis..... whilst remaining legal...

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SPECIAL iPHONE TROUSERS will ease Apple into the fashion world

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Burn baby burn

Quick question : do lithium batteries, or whatever they use now, leak acid.... maybe that burning sensation isn't the clap after all. The iProne 6+ does have a rather large battery after all.

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German data commish makes a Hamburger out of Google

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Re: Hamburg Uber Alles

@Charlie

Ok I see what you are saying , Euractiv Link

So hopefully in 2015 something "might" change.

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Hamburg Uber Alles

Interesting case, I would like to see the Hamburgers win this but without the backing of the rest of Europe, I am not sure that it will go very far.

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One million people have bonked on London public transport

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Re: Bonkers

Ah-ha, we have found El Reg's first salirophiliac .

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Anti-Facebook Ello: Here's why we're still in beta. SPAMGASM!

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LinkedIn : You have to pay to access the "Professional" features.. I get nice little email reminders from time to time....

LinkedIn do have a revenue stream though, employers...

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Hollywood's made an INTELLIGENT science vs religion film?!

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Re: TOM CRUISE ?

@Dan

Yes, I agree with the majority of your reply but the point that I wished to relay was the following.

In it's simplest form if you believe in the existence of a Entity then the only relevant point for any argument is the fact that you believe in the existence of a Entity. The interpretation or the related dogma might change between the religions but essentially they share the fact in the belief that an entity exists. What they all commonly call "faith".

The objectivity being based on this shared idea of an entity existances rather than of the particular details.

* Man's ignorance of the universe gave rise to the existance of entities as we couldn't explain various phenomena. ( there were far more in the earlier years - strange the all just disappeared - we did keep their names for days of the week though etc).

* Man's susceptibility gave rise to religion, as it was easy to accept a ready made solution and reasoning. And it just so happens that it is much easier to control a population through these means- it made the churches very very rich . Although religion is not the only user of this kind functionality it does prey on one of man's weakness'.

All religions, that I know of, seem to share these points. Therefore, in my reasoning, if your beleive in one religion you should objectively believe in them all. Although as Dan states correctly it certainely doesn't work out quite so smoothly....

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Re: "an INTELLIGENT science vs religion film"!?

>No, teaching children to be religious is wrong. Teaching them about religion should be mandatory.

Shouldn't it therefore simply be included in a Philisophy or historical lesson. It might be interesting to learn that people were once indoctrinated to believe in some kind of mythical super being...... but it should end there.

Religion is not a skill set upon which we can rely as we move through this mortal coil, there are far better tools available than that. If kids were not taught about Religion it would simply disappear from contemporary society and I certainely do not believe that it would become a handicap for them, quite the contrary

Religion today is just another marketing tool..

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Re: One Mistake

Evolution does not rely on "time" as a factor... it relies merely on the continual and infinite change that naturally occurs. We are simply "les fruits d'hazard" and let's not forget that we continue to evolve, it just happens a lot slower than we imagine.

Man does not like to believe that has no purpose and that he serves no purpose.. Nature on the other does not have this problem. Evolution will continue long after mankind, and all the imaginary deitys have long since left this moment in the universe.

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Re: TOM CRUISE ?

Scientology is not really any different to the other religions. If you believe in one religion then objectively you should believe in them all.

L Ron Hubbard was a science fiction writer, need I say more.

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Re: "an INTELLIGENT science vs religion film"!?

Teaching religion to children is wrong, full stop.

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Re: "an INTELLIGENT science vs religion film"!?

Philosophically speaking : Religion is a means by which some find a rationality to their lifes, and for others a means by which they can escape their fear of death.

Religion is not a thing, it is an untangible mental process.

Science, which is nature, a tangible thing, provides the platform, man's mind, upon which Religion or God can temporarily exist. Man is after all temporary.

Religion is nature's reminder that we are still very, very ignorant about the universe.

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TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'

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The intelligent approach

Here is the same thing with a different approach. Actually quite interesting from a "phone benders" point of view.

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Re: I hear a rumour

We should ask Eadon about that.

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Spammer uses innocent hacked blogs to punt NAKED PICS of JLaw, McKayla Maroney

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Which is worse ?

a : The arseholes that steal and flog the pics.

b : The silly wanker that is paying for the pics and therefore encourages those in answer a:

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

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Re: Name not important

@Dogged

Windows 8 did matter, there were Billions spent on it preparing for the future. We might laugh about every second version being the good version but I am sure that MS did not on this occasion.

If you were a MS Shareholder how would you feel. Short term outlook, pretty damned misreable.

You are correct that Business is not looking at W8 and effectively most have just finished their migration to W7, myself included. But W9 is coming out sooner than expected and W10 is still a wet dream..

Personally I would not like to be responsable for the W9 strategy, can you imagine how hot some of the boardroom meetings must have been recently. Especially when MS have put a HUGE effort into the "W8 - one system to rule them all project".. Let's not even mention RT huh....

We have about 3 to 5 years before business will move again and meanwhile MS Shareholders are going to become very impatient. What is going to be sold in the next 3 to 5 years, pipedreams and a renewed TIFKAM or a rehashed W7.... That''s not what I call a very bright looking mid term.

I truly regret that MS don't have a real competitor in this market because I would have bet my house on their competitor gaining huge ground after these recent fiascos.

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Name not important

They are in such a shithole that the name alone is certainely not going to be the game changer.

The might as well call it Windows Last Attempt or the Final Edition..

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Turn OFF your phone or WE'LL ALL DI... live? Europe OKs mobes, tabs non-stop on flights

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How about a €20 reduction for those that promise not to use their phone.

I wonder how long it will take before we see the first picture of a pilot on the phone whilst taking of or landing... Hi darling you'll never guess what I am doing single handedly.

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FBI: Your real SECURITY TERROR? An ANGRY INSIDE MAN

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Re: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Some suggestions

1 : The Illuminati - It's obviously a conspiracy anyway.

2 : The Vatican - Being God's right hand man he must be able to protect us ( just not the condom kind of protection).

3 : The Mafia ( Same house as N°2 , just on different levels - although they have a no women AND a no children policy ).

4 : The White House - Thinking Obama with an loaded 100 round AK47 here - he'll show the way.

5 : Bono - A mixture of Jesus Christ and Chuck Norris, the difference being that Chuck knows it's only cinema.

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Enough with the rack-grappling, kids. Try this MYSTERY app

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Excellent

Simply excellent competition, I thoroughly envy not being in a position to participate in these kinds of events. Huge learning opportunity, lots of nice gadgets to "play" with and to top it off an excellent choice of missions requiring some good logic, quick thinking and all that mixed in with a nice dose of utility.

Kudos to all concerned.

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Apple: SO sorry for the iOS 8.0.1 UPDATE BUNGLE HORROR

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Maids a milking

Seems like both MS and Apple are having some V8 problems. Just wait ill they get to 13.

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4chan outraged by Emma Watson nudie photo leak SCAM

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Re: Thrown the book at them

>"pubic hanging"? That seems a particularly nasty punishment.

And quite appropriate considering the heinous nature of the crime..... see comment above

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Re: They made a public threat over the internet.

@AC They made a public threat over the internet.

Calm down dear, Yes, they did, but we are not talking "murder" here, they threated to publish a "presumed" nude selfie, which we don't even know exists... not quite the end of the world...

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Thrown the book at them

And bring back pubic hanging, scribbling and thirding and all the other sorts of terrible things. Or alternatively force them to use Windows 8 with an imprecise low battery bluetooth mouse. Make them eat English breakfasts 3 times a day whilst drinking cold Italien ristrettos.

Publicity stunts can be fun whilst retaining a sense of humour but this one went just a little too far. (and now they are trying desperately to wriggle out of their shitty situation).

I wonder if 4chan will also sue them. ( I presume that dear Emma's lawyers are already writing up the initial draft)

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US team claims PARIS paper plane launch crown

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Re: I've been tempted to do my own PARIS project

I once saw a flying pig in a Pink Floyd concert so technically something must be possible.

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Range Rover to fit trendy new SUV with FRIKKIN' LASER HUDs

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What happens when

Madame heads of into London for brunch with Marie-Joelle Smithers, jumps into the Range and throws her new shiny shiny Apple 6 thingy onto the dashboard.. Driving down a rather bumpy A road, the shiny shiny slides along the dashboard, tilts a little and the aforementioned lasers take a new route directly into Madame's rather sensitive eyes..........

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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

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Re: Surely

Shirley Apple actually invented physics, was God not actually Jobs' right hand man...

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Le whoops! Microsoft France boss blows lid off 'Windows 9' event

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Re: Time flies

Without TIFKAM, Win8 should have been called "Win7 SP2".

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I am not convinced that Microsoft will be able to being themselves out of the shitstorm that they are currently in quite that easilly.

W8 has been a commercial catastrophy, W8.1 hasn't really changed anything and yet there is nothing really fundamentally wrong with it. OK the majority hated TIFKAM, Metro is just pants, the stupid bloody sidebar thing drives you crazy on anything but a tablet, but the system in itself actually works.

From what we have seen last week W9 will have no real changes, I feel it will continue to be hated. The flat interface, the half arsed attempt at bringing back the start menu, those bloody apps will remain etc...

This whole new paradigm has resulted in a very disturbed OS. It's trying to answer a problem that doesn't exist and is failing hopelessly to make any headway.

Microsoft are struggling and it's beginning to show.

(MS : Ils ont les pieds dans la merde et l'odeur commence d'être très désagréable.)

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Swiss cops BAN MASKS at meeting of rebellious United Nations IP staff

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Re: Wait a sec, that's Geneva

Since no-one at the NGO's or other large "organisations" pays any tax, aren't they not on a sort of No-Mans-Land. They should therefore have the right to demonstrate without fearing the intervention of Geneva's finest ( no, not the coke dealers, the police)..

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Ab phab: Apple is Britain's coolest brand YET AGAIN

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Only one one the list

Aston Martin, definately, especially the DB9, all the others are just consumerisms. Even Rolex can be had for as little as 5000Chf which puts it into the realm of affordables.

Anyone that thinks Apple is cool, obviously isn't. Something that sells by the multi millions can never be on a hip-list. Hip and Cool are what makes you different from others......definateyll not that which makes you the same.

( Hip-list, sounds like something a geriatric surgeon's secretary might keep in a filing cabinet).

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Moon landing was real and WE CAN PROVE IT, says Nvidia

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Re: Return journey

Surprising that the Richard Bransons, Elon Musks et al have not found a valid business case. I'ts difficult to imagine the some of the world's billionaires have never wanted to go just for the hell of it.

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Return journey

Honest question : Why have we never returned ?

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Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate

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MMMmmhhh

Outside of the fantasy styles, the office "workstations" do not look to be very conducive for anything productive : small, cramped and dingy......like working in your toilet but without the luxuy of being able to flush.

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Does this float your boat? Dead Steve Jobs to hijack yachts from BEYOND THE GRAVE

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Re: High time

You're starting to think like Mr Jobs, please take a pill and lie down before your hand starts reaching for the patent pad.

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Damien Hirst, eat your heart out - these guys chop up TAXIS

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Re: Motoart

In my last company, managing private aircraft, our offices had a lot of this "furniture", it was extremely aesthetic, well made, obviously rock solid and was always a subject of conversation with our clients.

Just wish I could have afforded some of it for home, it would have been great to have a couple of pieces in the garage.

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JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!

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Re: Microsoft Prediction

The difference being that Scotland's existing OS was developed by the English for the English, so thereby the yes vote can only lead them to a better system as it will be their system, developed by them for them..

Kinda like moving away from Windows 8 to Linux. The learning curve is steep but worth it in the end.

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Re: If i had a vote

>The world is too small for Nationalism and small countries to stand apart.

Tell that to the Swiss or the Norwegians ( there are other but they are limit Albania, Croatia, Macedonia etc or principautés Monaco, Montenegro etc)

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Re: I'm fine with Scottish independence if it's what they want.

>lies and promises Alex Salmond is telling the Scottish people

No different to the lies and false promises told by David Cameron and his cronies to the entire UK.

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I wouldn't bet on that

Microsoft also thought that TIFKAM would be a game changer.

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Huawei: Our sales in Europe and US are TINY, admits red-faced exec

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Re: Change the name...

Agreed, if they want to succeed then the first step should be changing their name. It's just one of those words that just doesn't cut the mustard.

There is no appeal, sexyness or serious-sounding-ness behind that name.

Does anyone know what Huawei means, can someone translate it or is it just a name.

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Microsoft staff brace for next round of layoffs – expected Thursday

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Not expecting much from W9 then

For a company the size of MS to lay of 18000 people is by no means a simple choice. Obviously something is going on behind the scenes that we are probably not aware of. First and foremost there will be the obvious financial reasons, secondly the workforce has probably become bloated and needs trimming like the OSs and third, Gates and Balmer are increasingly becoming historical figures, their influence must be waning.

If it means that new teams will arise and new ideas, then why not, it would probably be a good thing. They appear to be struggling on many fronts; innovation has become a waning moon. Xbox , meehhhh, (PS4 suffers the same though), W8 + W9, well they are basically revamps and fat cutting of W7. Office 365, no thanks. W2012, Ok and that’s about it.... Bing, let’s not even get into the subject.

C’mon MS, do us all a favour, renew your teams, push Nadella out into early retirement and bring in some fresh ideas and sparkle. ( Apple could probably do with a bit of the same)....

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Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians

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Re: Good for them.

I agree with what you are saying but I don't think that it gets at the point of why people are in the position that they are in.

The catch 22 situation lies in the fact that the "military prowess" of the Israeli army is what has allowed these young Intelligience Officers to live in Israel. Should that same fighting machine step down or reduce it's tactics then it would likely result in the complete loss of the lands/state.

Yes, I agree that it takes a hell of a lot of courage but they are fighting against the machine that put them there.

These officers don't agree with the dirty tactics of Unit 8200 but at the same time there are no clean tactics in a war situation. What would they suggest to do otherwise ? There appears to be no solutions at this level.

This is one of these lose/lose situation where there are no winners. The odds are stacked against everyone. If the Israelis want to remain they have to continue to defend themselves. If they don't they will have to leave.. It's a position that I am glad that i don't have to deal with.

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Re: Good for them.

H4rm0ny, as much as I agree with the sentiment of what you state I think that the current state of affairs in Israel is so "complicated" that is is impossible to determine "what is right" or "what is wrong".

I lived and worked there for several years, as a "goy", but was introduced headlong into the culture of both sides , Israelis and Palestinians.. albeit more so the Israeli side.

It's a catch 22 situation, there are no "right" or "wrong" ways to do things, there is always a contra-partie that upsets one or the other sides. Neither party wants to see their children die, the people that live there are normal people with the same desires as you and I. The difference lies in those that govern them.

The Jews and the Arabs lived on that piece of land for many without problems, it was only when other nations decided to occupy the lands that the problems started. The Ottomans, the British, the Jordanians, the Americans all helped create the instability that exists today..

The Americans are probably more to blame for the current situation than any one else today, the do after all, supply Israel with several Billion dollars each year for "defence" purposes, so in effect they are the ones footing the bill for Unit 8200.

The fire of hatred that exists within that small piece of land is continually being doused with petrol, from the upper echelons of both sides. In order to resolve many of the problems it would be necessary to remove the politicians and war mongerers who have vested interests in continuing this pseudo war.

I met many good people from both cultures unfortunately we only ever here about the tainted ones...

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'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

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Network rights, the time it takes to change, having to set up multiple accounts for the same thing, etc etc etc etc I can easilly presume that you are also not on corporate network

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