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Comcast Corp to merge with Time Warner Cable in MONSTER $45bn deal

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Some people regret the lost jobs of horse carriage maintenance.

"And just like the AT&T - T-Mobile deal, this will results in thousands of people losing their jobs."

This being a problem how?

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IBM job cuts: Big Blue starts 'slaughter' of Indian and European workforce

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Re: Yet the pitiful...

Right, you keep telling yourself that. Maybe you wanna ask the Yanks?

Either the guys being fired are shit, or they will find other gainful employment. That's the way the cookie crumbles.

People who assume there is some magic entitlement to "lifelong job protection" are just fscking confused about the whole thing works. They generally are also union members and believers in the nanny state.

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Re: "slaughter house"

Dear doublethink AC: avoiding taxes is GOOD for the workforce and the employees. It is BAD for the state, taxfeeders and their associated fat cats. And who cars about those?

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Dell staffers head for exit armed with redundo cheques

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Voluntary outgetters?

Unions must be furious!

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You’re NOT fired: The story of Amstrad’s amazing CPC 464

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Re: Launch

"The Host of Countdown", eh?

Either a hacker handle or a song by Europe.

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It's a scientific FACT: Online comment trolls are SADISTS

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LOL I TROLL U

"What does this make me when I start trolling the trolls"

A poseur who is bad at lying.

Did I mention Hitler, btw?

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John McAfee declares war on Android

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Androids aren't running Java.

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Boffin talks WATER on MARS: Granted, no 'smoking gun', but all clues flow there...

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Re: I'm launching a new brand of cigarettes called Gun

But then you will have to launch the "Smoking Mushroom" for the State Department.

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Netflix speed index shows further decline in Verizon quality

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Re: Overly aggressive throttling?

The difference between a piece of food and the cabling infrastructure is that one is a capital good (needs some time to get bigger) while the other is not (you can have another piece of it at will)

Network ain't gonna resize itself just when you pay.

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IBM x86 sale will disrupt customers and the channel, shrieks Fujitsu

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Hear, hear.

Has anyone seen the Fujitsu-Siemens server series lately?

Not bad kit per se (except the entry-level with the Promise RAID ... kill it with fire!), but a bit pricey (don't even mention the maintenance contracts) and as usual for this class of machines, the BIOS was a permaclusterfuck of inconsistent shite unfit for any sort of purpose, which was "ameliorated" in an Al Capone way by the stripped-down Windows-based management interfaces on CD that introduced even more inconsistency.

What happened to it?

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NYPD dons Google tech specs: Part man. Part machine. All Glasshole

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Re: I really think someone has watched too many Science Fiction movies..

You know that the "wrong" kind of journalism today is seen as high treason against the state in western "duhmocracies"?

WE ARE THERE.

Adding the sinistro-tech is just bling.

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Re: "disrupt the evidence recording tech"

Inkjet ordinance?`That kind of device would bankrupt the biggest state actors, even those that have a "central bank" to print up the missing money.

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Robo-steckler: Nothing can go wrong!

But .... what if the glass identifies the cop himself as the criminal (that is, before he has had the time to clear the perp database)?

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SkyMapper turns up oldest star ever found

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"Only Dr. Hans Zarkov, formerly of NASA, provided an explanation"

But tell us, professor. Do you have any idea how to DEFEND against them?

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Rampaging Google now second most valuable company ON EARTH

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Re: "in connection with Borgle"

And with anti-communism.

Microsoft: More anticommunistic than the WACL financing south-american dictators hanging random campesinos for fun & giggles.

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Re: Beware of what you wish for...

> crying into your pillow isn't going to help

On the other hand, the pillow will recommend products that will help you get to sleep, in a soft voice...

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Faster Gogglecat! KILL KILL!

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California takes a shot at mobile 'killswitch' mandate

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Re: Get a candybar phone

> It does not have a Facebook button.

Mother of God!

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UK spooks STILL won't release Bletchley Park secrets 70 years on

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Damn those poi-tics. They should have stayed in gamma quadrant, what are they doing in this part of the galaxy?

Next they will be selling us galacto-opium. That they forced us to produce in the first place.

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Re: What if the reason is due to heinous, embarrasing, or frightening info?

If that's on "embarrassing" level, you need to read up on the Yalta-and-after shenanigans pronto.

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"According to this decrypted telegram, the attack on Normandy came as a complete surprise!"

"What does it say, then?"

"WTF? LOL!"

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Roswell?

Read it here: The Day After Roswell by "the very credible Lt Colonel Corso of the US Army" himself!

According to amazon, it came out on "January 1, 0010", which probably means it rode the X-Files wave and someone had some Y2K trouble with his 'puters.

It is a waste of a perfectly good tree except for the reprinted article from the 60's I think flogging the idea of a nuke-flinging US moonbase. "Nuke them from on high", indeed.

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"A Wren reenactor at Bletchley Park"

"ONLY THE DEAD CAN KNOW PEACE FROM THIS EVIL MACHINE"

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Report: IBM to peddle its chip wing

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Re: Is there some master plan in Wall Street...

> Don't these idiots *ever* learn from history?

That's not how it works. Decisions are ALWAYS local. They become global (to the detriment of most) only if a specific lever is legislated into existence to satisfy these local interests.

More on this in The Great Deformation.

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Re: Wall Street

You can place a call to the Federal Reserve. Not sure whether Madame Yellen will pick up, too many vested interests in keeping the train rolling as long as possible.

The buffers can't be far, though with all the fog and speed I can't see.... ADD MORE COAL!!

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Re: International Business...?

That would be QUALITY product.

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Re: no servers, no hardware, no chips ...

They will become like Siemens.

They will just exist, but no-one will be sure based on what exactly.

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CERN outlines plan for new 100km circumference supercollider

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Re: Oh no!

Or maybe not.

To all available evidence, we have got all the particles down pat, there is bugger all up to the Planck scale, Stringers can go shove it, and the way forward is currently in precision measurements on neutrinos and muons. That and some hard-as-nails work in continuous group theory.

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Commoditisation. It's HAPPENING. This is NOT a drill

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Obligatory

Ron Paul doom picture needed.

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Want to remotely control a car? $20 in parts, some oily fingers, and you're in command

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From Desert Fox to Desert Ox

Operators operating on him operationally?

But ... wouldn't the disgruntled ones be military? Not known for large amounts of hack skills nor subtlety. Or intelligence for that matter.

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Mars Orbiter spots FRESH IMPACT CRATER

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I would look for a Slaver in a stasis field in that crater, you can never be too sure.

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Twitter shares tank as blabbergasm implodes in full glare of unforgiving investors

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Twitter shares tank? Probably with sharks!

El Reg, please insert stock chart graphics.

Twitter shares fell sharply on Wall Street today, wiping out about a quarter of the value of the micro-blogging site within minutes of trading opening in New York.

Such things can quickly transform into the next stock market bubble pop, followed by woeful crackle and snaps. Then admonitions of "no-one could have foreseen..." and Paul Krugman flaming out in the NYT. Better be careful.

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Jean Michel Jarre: Je voudrais un MUSIC TAX sur VOTRE MOBE

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Whenever I hear "creator", there is an entitled idiot talking.

"We should never forget that in the smartphone, the smart part is us creators"

Frog explosion imminent!!

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The job-eating predator VMware users fear is ... VMware

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HAHAHA Christ, the wankery.

The eternal dream of automation that makes the business run, fixes itself and also pays for the boss' "business trip with the secretary".

I know: let's try to invade Russia in winter.

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Snowden leak: GCHQ DDoSed Anonymous & LulzSec's chatrooms

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Re: DDOS

Legalized "preventative" wars to preventativate 15-minutes-flat-launches of nonexistent Weapons of Mass Destruction on rickety V2 lookalives by Habeeb?

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Adobe goes out of band to fix frightful Flash flaw

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If you watch Super Bowl you deserve what you get!

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Apple's nonexistent iWatch to bag $17.5 BEEELION in first year alone – analyst

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"Bullshit."

People will buy it!

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It's Satya! Microsoft VP Nadella named CEO as Bill Gates steps down

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Re: Mega Hard

Windows comes with STDs now? Ye gods!

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Re: Cowboys & Indians

And the rest is used for astroturfing Windows 8 in the comment section.

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Re: Ain't nothing going to change

he realized that the browser was the most important app in any computer

He realized that monopolizing access to "The Interwebs" via a proprietary and "enhanced" portal application fused to the underlying OS like a facehugger would make sure that Microsoft would stay a factor in the age of interchangeable commodity browsers and standards as people would need to have Windows to get the "enhanced" Internet.

Hope this helps, you can go back to erasing Stalin's ex-colleagues out of photographs.

Nothing is more disgusting than Gates and his proprietary shit sandwiches.

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Bill Gates to pull a Steve Jobs and SAVE MICROSOFT – report

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Re: I don't understand

Gates's brilliance was to understand when the PC was a nascent industry "what he was selling", "to whom he was selling it".

Not at all. He just sold what he had at that time like a good hustler. There was no industry and it wasn't seen as "nascent" by anyone. Microsoft then got pulled along in the slipstream of the PC industry, made possible because IBM forgot to license the whole crud properly. They then decided to plunder rivals' ideas and maybe work on OS/2 with IBM... the rest is a long history.

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Re: What to do?

> Windows

> Uninstalls itself

YES!

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Re: Seriously

This is relevant how?

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It worked for Hindenburg, so it will work for Gates, right?

surely bringing back the person who built the company can only be a better change and a likely source of improvement

I don't know how many logical fallacies are covered under a heavy sauce of delusion and wishful thinking in that kind of statement. It is the same logic that brings retired politicians, financial gurus, generals on retirement in the Harz mountains or popstar has-beens back into action because they have been "in it once" and "we don't have anyone else".

You just need to remember Bill Gate's "The Road Ahead" (retconned to reality in the 2nd edition) to know that he ain't some kind of super-luminary who knows what the future is bringing or even how to get there. Basically his contribution to the industry was his butthurt Open Letter to Hobbyists.

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The revival of survival – the gaming genre that refuses to die

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Re: How about a game called...1%?

Where your job is to reduce the numbers of 1%'ers and the money they have gets redistributed to the 99% lifting them from poverty and eventual full slavery before it's too late?

This game has been tried a few times before. There is the quadro pack, which includes all of the "Hitler", "Stalin", "Mao" and "Pol Pot" earliers successes. I especially like the add-ons where you can drive trains (look for 'Thomas the Gas Engine'). The versions of "Zimbabwe" and "Commandante Chavez" are rather lackluster (and frankly, the subtitles need a refresh), but more recent.

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Early DayZ: 1,147,237 views on YouTube

Back in the DayZ

(Why do I know that video even exists? OMG what I am I doing with my life.)

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Where is my S.T.A.L.K.E.R.?

Ukrainian clusterfuck with special slavic/post-communist-industrial-wasteland tack!

It's is still actually good after all those years (7 years already! time flies like a banana), once you apply the patch set (Zone Reclamation Project et al.)

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Boffins say D-Wave machine could be a classic*

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Re: Yes ...

But does it meow in the dark?

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HP offers $150,000 for 'exploit unicorn' in Pwn2Own hacker competition

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Re: Whatever.

What.

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