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Australia shuts up shop for tech temps

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Take the blue pill! Yes, you!

Hmm... thumbs down?

I sure hope you guys are on government-reimbursed Xanax.

It's not hard to grok. It's like the new pond & flagpole construction in front of representative offices of companies that are pining for the fjords the next time you look.

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If the prices ain't rising, that just means these companies are up bad creek without a paddle. They NEED skills but they can't PAY for them (while banks seems to have so much free cash that they can hoover up the skills and need not even put them to work). They will be floating downriver in the upcoming economic adjustment. I would go long on the popcorn.

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Re: Dream on...

> The RBA has cut interest rates 4 times in the last 12 months.

Aha, the Keynesian Witch Doctors are out, frantically applying leeches and prescribing mercury concoctions. I hope they are at least beating drums.

And, guess what:

Skyscraper Index fingers Melbourne

The Skyscraper Index is a concept put forward in January 1999 by Andrew Lawrence, research director at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, which showed that the world’s tallest buildingshave risen on the eve of economic downturns. Business cycles and skyscraper construction correlate in such a way that investment in skyscrapers peaks when cyclical growth is exhausted and the economy is ready for recession. Mark Thornton’s Skyscraper Index Model successfully sent a signal of the Late-2000s financial crisis at the beginning of August 2007.

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The Victorian Government has given the go-ahead for plans for the tallest building in the southern hemisphere.

The 388-metre high, 108-storey hotel and apartment building is planned for Melbourne’s Southbank area.

Melbourne City Council had opposed the project due to fears it would cast a shadow over the Shrine of Remembrance.

But the Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, says most of council’s concerns have been addressed and the shrine trustees support the project.

Yup, the Big One's coming all right.

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YES, Xbox One DOES need internet, DOES restrict game trading

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Re: MS is going to vistasize the XBox

It's more like the Death Star Trench, with the Microsoft X-Wing soon to meet a fiery demise.

"Stay on target"

"I'm panicking!!"

"Stay on target"

"I'm listening!! I'm listening!!!"

"Fire product!"

"MISSED!"

"BOOOM"

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Re: XBox CONSOLE FROM HELL

BECAUSE IT'S EADON!

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Re: Eighth generation

Sure you can. Not on the mainboard, but on the graphics engine:

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SuperClocked ACX, EUR 680.

> 8gb of gddr5

Not for the CPU.

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Paris Hilton

Xbox one, Xbox gone.

You know Xbox One already broke Pre-Order records, right?

Like with those 100 million Windows 8 licenses "SOLD?"

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Get treated as if you were buying a government "service"...

Problem, Customer?

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Forget phones, PRISM plan shows internet firms give NSA everything

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HAHAHA LOOOLLL!

Any of you kids still remember the uproar when the Clinton administration wanted to insert governement-accessible Clipper chips into telecom gear so that you would get easy crypto for a little eavesdroppyness..

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Al Gore: Stop using the atmosphere as 'AN OPEN SEWER'

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Don't make me say it!

1) Pick up phone to the Mr. Hopey Changey who happens to be in the same bleeding heart party.

2) Talk to him about cutting the military budget by 50% like Ike did and to get his White Burdened Community Organizer-cum-Lawyer Controlfreak Arse out of sandy lands

3) ????

4) Instant savings on Global CO_2 production, not to mention enfeeblement of the crony capitalists.

"It's a way we had over here with living with ourselves. We cut 'em in half with a machine gun and give 'em a Band-Aid. It was a lie. And the more I saw them, the more I hated lies." [Cap. Willard]

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Microsoft parades Windows 8.1, the version you may actually want

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Re: Re this is a mean spirited prank

The conclusion being that they don't need "Windoffs" at all just a big red button with "LAUNCH MUH APPLICATION NAOW".

Positively Simpsonian.

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Re: What would really make a huge difference is fixing the license

> My employer and quite a few of our customers have a strict "No GPL/LGPL" policy,

Everybody has to stand in the corner of FAIL.

Oh hold on, what was your point again.

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Re: Linux is everywhere

What the Hell does a mosque do that requires a Real Time OS (RTOS)?

FATWA CONTROL!

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Holmes

Re: The WHINING of the WINTARDS

mmeier from mmicrosoft asks:

If Android is Linux then I can surely Use an open source JDK / JRE to run my Tomcat or Jetty on it.

Sure. Just armor yourself with a few heavyweight laways, grab a copy of OpenJDK (GPL) or Harmony (Apache License) and code away for a good porting. Be my guest. Just be sure it passes the TCK and won't be like an "enhanced" Java version by Microsoft, mkay?

I might even download it.

Or you can adapt Tomcat to run on the Dalvik VM. I think that's the better option.

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"Software product lines". Look it up.

"Just one system makes it easier for commercial software companies that sell / program full sized applications."

Yeah, they will fail equally hard on all systems because they are adapted to none.

Actually putting work into what you are shipping makes for a good product. Lazy arsed "one size fits all" approaches not so much.

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Re: NEWSFLASH: MS invents multiple applications on same screen

But Eadon ... you now also get a "rich productivity experience" FREE OF CHARGE.

It's like free healthcare, who can object to that?

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Arseitected? Huh?

Architected isn't a word, at least outside bullshit bingo.

But verbing weirds language. I like!

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Re: Nice ... Nice ...

But finally, I found the money quote. I hope GNOMEtards are also reading these,

Here is where you may break down and buy a brand new computer. It's a good feeling -- you spent a lot of money, sure, but at least you know you've left that old mess behind.

So, you get it home and turn it on, only to realize that something is even more wrong with it. All of the controls are gone -- all of the stuff you used to click on to make it work, even the "shut down" button, are just ... gone. All of the buttons in the upper right of your window -- the "X" and "-" buttons your kids showed you how to use 15 years ago -- have vanished, and in fact so has the window itself. Even the "start" button in the lower left that let you access everything is gone. Unfortunately, you have been infected with a piece of malicious software called Windows 8, and not only did you just unintentionally pay for it, but it will cost you another couple hundred dollars to get your local computer shop to remove it. And here is when you realize that all of this is just an elaborate prank meant to teach you to be satisfied with what you have in life, because you just couldn't leave well enough alone.

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Re: What would really make a huge difference is fixing the license

GPL - that is the viral, unfree Licence from the great toe cheese eater? Thanks but no thanks. I stick to free licences like Apache

Woah, mmeier Failure of that level at groking GPL either comes from the "it's all mine, mine!" microsoft-subsidized roach corner of proprietary shackleware or the "I want to have it all, why don't you give it to me!" camp of aggravated freetardism.

I like Apache license too but I have no problem with GPL or LGPL.

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Re: Nice ... Nice ...

And just searching stuff, a lot of people that aren't even in IT are complaining about it.

Upon which we read....

"For my older readers, it's like when you used to have to masturbate your horse to get him going and then hang a severed horse vagina in front of his face in order to get him to sprint."

HOLY DUCK, NOW I HAVE TO USE MIND BLEACH.

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Obama administration defends mass call-data slurping

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Big Brother

Hopey Changey the Community Organizer lands another one

Really, that guy and Dubya are just evil twins separated at birth.

On a another tack, for a country in which there are people who still believe in satanism and demonic possession, that picture should be quite disturbing. Festering remote-controlled bodies? Possibly with posterior cranial pouches for lizards? Shurely not.

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A woman in IT is like a dog who speaks: Rare. A woman in IT security?

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Holmes

You fear you might find the "a woman takes pride in being clueless" attitude all over the continent. Maybe less so in Germany though.

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Re: Women + IT

You will now read Eadon's latest in the voice of ... Gaius Baltar.

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Leaked docs show NSA collects data on all Verizon customers

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Big Brother

That sure would be a change of mind they could make you believe in!

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Leaks point to new mystery Macs 'with Jony Ive's fingerprints on'

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Holmes

Re: Stop press - gadget maker updates products one year after last updating products

No.

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Oh Snap!

Yeh Apple are so "cool" it took them 20 years to do what Bill said would happen.

Not making it happen at all is the ultimate in uncool, dude.

Microsoft only started to suck majorly when Bill took a step back

I hope you took a sip of Microsoft Network with that kind of statement.

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It's a fiddle! Funnyman's Irish tax flashmob floods Apple flagship store

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The left-wing agitator

Another adept of the dogma that spending other people's money is good and just stakes something which apparently is meant to wake people up to the fact that spending other people's money is good and just.

Film at 11.

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Intel unzips new Atom phone chip: Low power, fast - is that right, ARM?

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Re: What a bunch of drivvel

More than one upvote needed fer sure. Mr Manning!

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Microsoft waves white flag: We'll put Outlook on Windows RT slabs

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Re: I just want to scream and shake the lot of you

...and a damn site better than...

PLEASE!

It's "sight".

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Re: VB Scripts - probably not

The psychiatry bill for adding VBA support would bankrupt them...

Nah, at Microsoft, this is replaced by a gleaming indestructible block of lucite with the words "VBA progammer #1" lasered into it.

Costs 0.2 USD made in Guangzhou.

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Internet pioneer Vint Cerf predicts the future, fears Word-DOCALYPSE

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Trollface

But will your VM format be recognized and be runnable?

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Re: PONG! "Letter_to_hobbyists.doc cannot be opened by Microsoft Crudware 3010!"

I don't do criticism by ACs

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PONG! "Letter_to_hobbyists.doc cannot be opened by Microsoft Crudware 3010!"

"Spreadsheets, documents and various collections of data will be unreadable by future generations."

And nothing of value was lost.

"What I'm saying is that backward compatibility is very hard to preserve over very long periods of time."

Not it's not. It's hard when it is made by a whole bunker of losers who foist negative externalities created by clueless primadonna uberdevelopers on the unsuspecting world because "muh bottom line!". Akin to dumping radioactive crap into the nearest river (you hear, government nuke "labs"?)

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Short-staffed website swaps DOGS for DEVELOPERS

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I like Chow-Chows

I'm sure they are getting paid more than I do now.

Even the food might be better.

USA, here I come...

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Hitchhikers' Guide was WRONG, Earth is not in a galactic backwater

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Re: Next time I won't cheap out

Wasn't that the one written on Terminus?

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Re: Also, the Sun is not an insignificant star...

But the stuff in orbit ain't that bright.

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Facebook's Sean Parker fined $2.5m for tasteless eco-trashing wedding

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My Big Fat Californian Wedding

What are these facebooks dudes doing swimming in riches instead of doing honest coding work at normal salaries? Oh, I know, the never-ending central-bank diarrhea of monetized debt has to end up somewhere, but still...

I want to go back to pre-Nixon. Without Vietnam.

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Steelie Neelie: Crack down on wicked ISPs so we can Skype

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On the other hand, there are tons of subsidies in the milk carton (Making for a low price, causing subsidized milk producers to pour their milk overproduction on the capitals' streets, demanding "fair prices". Europe is a basket case)

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Re: Why indeed

> What point is there in continuing to spend time and money on something that won't get passed?

Yes, indeed.

What point is there in spending (in particular) your money on something that won't get passed.

Better retire it, let if fester in the cellar for 4 month, add a paragraph, then table it again.

That way your money will be spent more wholesomely, and it might even pass this time.

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Intel: Haswell is biggest 'generational leap' we have EVER DONE

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Re: 2-in-1 WTF?

Isn't it just the new rectangular die form factor of the chip?

Or maybe they are talking about Wintel suicide pact.

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Intel's plan for Haswell, Silvermont, Bay Trail: WORLD DOMINATION

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Re: Everything?

...and IA-64

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Inside Intel's Haswell: What do 1.4 BEELLION transistors get you?

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Re: Microsoft shill?

> 100 million Windows 8 licences sold.

HERP DERP!

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Apple declares WAR on Spotify: iRadio bags streaming rights

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Re: Artist or label?

Or is it tax optimization?

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Quantum boffins send data ACROSS TIME AND SPACE

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So no surprises?

Everything works exactly as QM says it should.

The fact whether the photon has been destroyed or not is not particulary important.

The problem stems from the fact that people see disconnected "objects" (photons) mysteriously interacting, whereas the whole setup is just one single fat state vector (ket) that is is being heaved around.

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Film crew plans dig to find lost burial ground of Atari's E.T.

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Re: Don't dig in the desert

Oh absolutely. Who hasn't heard of Alamogordo (additionally, trivia lover will know that there is Holloman Air Force Base nearby, which got visited by a few UFOs - some say they actually put to ground - back in the time of Ike, soon after Kenneth Arnold coined the term "Flying Saucer")

But then, this is the era of people who think the Chernobyl Accident has been invented as backdrop for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game.

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Lovecraftian!

At eleven a. m. the next day I commenced digging. It was sunny weather, and I was glad of that. I was still alone, for as much as I feared the unknown horror I sought, there was more fear in the thought of telling anybody. Later I told commentards only through sheer necessity, and because they had heard odd tales about cartridges being buried in the desert from old people which disposed them ever so little toward belief. As I turned up the stinking dusty earth in front of the ripped-up concrete slab, my spade causing a viscous greenish ichor to ooze from the ground and disperse in bizzaredly patterned streams resembling so many pieces of horribly phosphorescent telex ticker tape, I trembled at the dubious thoughts of what I might uncover. Some secrets of old code are not good for mankind, and this seemed to me one of them.

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Re: Here's a playthrough

These cartridges were fracking expensive. Especially if you were a kid on an 80's allowance.

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Motorola shows off tattoo and swallowable password hardware

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Omen 4: The Googling

Soon at a web browser near you!

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And furthermore...

As this kind of bullshit production stresses me out something fierce, I will help you even more by vectoring you to the description of the specific UPC barcode. In that code:

- Start, Middle and End Markers are two black bars separated by a white bar, each 1 module wide ("BWB") , they are not check digits.

- Clearly these don't match the UPC encoding of "6" for the left-hand side ("WBWBBBB") nor of the "6" of the right-hand side ("BWBWWWW"). Yes there are two 6. Choose one. Or not.

Well, the right-hand coding could be interpreted as being somewhat like the markers if one squints enough and one hasn't taken the lithium pills, I will grant you that.

Hope this helps.

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Oh no another literal-minded one from the esoterics clownshow.

How are check digits the number "6"? In what encoding? If they are check digits, how come they are constants?

Maybe you should just read up on Barcodes.

Awaiting references to Greek Monasteries, The Schengen Treaty and the Dresden Agreement of 1931.

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