* Posts by Jon

23 posts • joined 13 May 2008

Taking a first bite out of Wolfram Alpha

Jon
Stop

what a load of bun

http://www.rabbitproduction.com/

"Americans eat 8 to 10 million pounds of rabbit meat every year."

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ContactPoint goes live despite security fears

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impressive

"The database is designed to give social workers, police and hospital with common access to contact details on children and other professionals working with them, so that care professionals can more easily contact each other and exchange information. Case history files will not be housed on the system."

So £224m (+ £44m a year) for an address book? How is putting technology in the way going to make diverse groups of health and social care professionals suddenly break the habit of a lifetime and start talking to each other?

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Unsafe at any speed: Memcpy() banished in Redmond

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Re: Stupid question...

Larry Wall (perl) I should imagine - not sure what it's got to do with him either...

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Microsoft kills MSN Encarta

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Joke

What next?

"The software maker has been busy axing its less appreciated departments in recent months"

In that case, it's operating system department can't have long to go.

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Microsoft to act on IE8 'show stoppers'

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no changes there then

so they're not going to fix any bugs that aren't absolutely critical? sounds like pretty much every other version of ie to me

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Paris Hilton correctly identifies UK Prime Minister

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Paris Hilton

Irony

And the greatest irony is that we don't credit an American who actually understands irony.

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Pope praises Galileo, celebrates the Solstice

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Coat

Good news for homosexuals

It seems that the Catholic church will forgive them too in about 500 years time :)

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Google Oompa Loompas cloaking user agents?

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ng ng ng...

They're using a proxy you idiot

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Sun adds Query Analyzer to MySQL

Jon
Boffin

Explain?

What's wrong with the output of EXPLAIN?

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Microsoft insists Hotmail redesign hasn't left users out in the cold

Jon
Jobs Horns

don't really care what it looks like...

... but at least they closed the former loophole which meant that Konqueror users could actually access their email :)

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Microsoft retires Windows 3.11 on 18th birthday

Jon
Go

open source it!

Go on Redmond - give openWindows 3.11 to sourceforge :)

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Fancy nipping for a quick two-thirds of a pint?

Jon
Happy

Ban top ups

If we were to adopt a more European style of pouring beer then we could ensure that the top-third of a pint was foam...

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Texting worse for drivers than drink or drugs

Jon
Paris Hilton

Just imagine

Difficult to text 'aaaaaaargh' without any vowels.

Paris, as she too can adversely affect my grip on the wheel...

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Robot airliner anti-missile escorts proposed

Jon
Coat

oh no!

just when you thought the EasyJet online booking procedure couldn't get any more complicated...

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Cross-site hacks and the art of self defence

Jon

@Danny

Even better, why not pull the network cable out the back as well...

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Intel buys up UK Linux lab

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kernel on a floppy

You can still get the kernel on a floppy very easily if you compile it with only the drivers you need.

Go to Google and do a search on the word 'modular'

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HP throws Tru64 code to Linux fanciers

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Pirate

as long as the person who wrote it isn't a murderer...

... then i guess everything will be fine

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Firefox 3 Download Day falls flat on face

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Alert

Do you wanna be a record breaker?

From the BBC news site:

<quote>

"It's a global effort to make history," said Paul Kim, head of marketing at Mozilla.

[...]

"There is actually no record for the greatest amount of software downloaded in one day, so for 24 hours from the moment we push the bits live, that's when the countdown starts," he said.

</quote>

Breaking a record which doesn't exist - sounds tough...

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Next year critical for Sun's 'Project Copy Linux'

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OpenOffice update completes bumper patch crop

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maybe

maybe i'll just stop using desktop software

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Online payment standards fall on deaf websites

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@https

Theoretically it would be fine to enter your credit card details into a page received over http if it then posted to an https url. Not that this would be very reassuring for the customer...

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Google defends open source from 'poisonous people'

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Happy

Rhyming slang?

"But he insisted on tagging the source code with his John Hancock."

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MS whips lens cap off WorldWide Telescope

Jon
Linux

well done ms

think i'll stick with kstars and google sky personally...

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