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

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Re: Big. Deal.

> 2013

> Using "paranoid" as an attribute with negative connotations.

I SHIGGEDY DIGGEDY

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Re: The real meaning of the new console's name

Let Uncle Fester Fist Up the OXO With an XBone!

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Re: All sounds good to me

"loads if you lot are winging about it, but it's an awesome way to get a reliable, fantastic spec gfx machine"

This message brought to you by Lilly, the purveyor of the world-renowned PROZAC®

PROZAC®. Makes even your XBone look good! (1)

(1) Approved by the FDA. May not be fully remimbursed by government-free healthcare. Failure to medicate regularly is highly correlated with suicide. Please talk to your government-regulated MD about problems and counter-indications. Do not be alarmed. Be seeing you!

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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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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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NSA Prism: Why I'm boycotting US cloud tech - and you should too

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Re: Root Cause here...

> I can't predict which way the US economy will go

It's not hard to do. The laws of economics are SOLID. For a time you may stretch them. But then they snap back, like a particularly macro version of Heisenberg's uncertainty relationship.

The End of Sound Money and the Triumph of Crony Capitalism

... a clue to the next phase of this saga may lie in the conterfactual. Had Nixon kept the gold window open, China would have accumulated bullion, not bonds. America would have experienced deflationary austerity, not inflationary bubbles. And fiscal deficits would have mattered. Thus, today's terminally imbalanced world has evolved at complete variance with the outcome that could have been expected under a regime of sound money.

The risk is that the doomsday system for global money and trade that has metastasized since 1971 may be approaching its endgame. By all appearances, Mao's great rural swamp has now pretty much been drained.

Global wages will therefore start rising, because even Walmart has not been able to discover another country inhabited by millions of one-dollar-per-day workers. In that environment, the people's printing press in China will have to drastically slow its creation of RMB, and therefore its capacity to absorb Treasury bonds. Its fellow traveling central banks throughout its feeder system of mercantilist exporters will likely follow its lead.

At that point, the Fed will be the last bid standing. But if it keeps buying bonds, Mr. Market may be inclined to sell dollars with prejudice — even violence. If it stops buying the bond, at what price can trillions more find a place in real, risk-based private portfolios? Either way, it will be a grand experiment. But as they say on television, it's definitely not something that should be tried at home.

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So say we all!

A nitpick!

As the US has spend the past 30 years going completely off the rails

I think we can agree that it was least going off-rails with Nixon, a low-brow, low-IQ mobster type of President. Heavily. Totally. Monetarily. That makes it 40 years.

Going further back, there was FDR. A know-nothing and Mussolini admirer who played the system to the hilt (and freedom and dead people be damned) and still managed to get on the history books as some noble person instead of a run-of-the-mill powerseeker. That would make it 60 years.

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Amazon confirms CIA spook cloud contract

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Re: We've got Terry Taliban in our si.... uh no, it's down again :(

Because this thing will be running on the cloud for non-governmental rubes which may be up or down, instead of a special bespoke solution for the glorious Inner Party Master Race?

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Facebook's first data center DRENCHED by ACTUAL CLOUD

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Re: Raindrops keep falling on my head...

Also expected for The Third Reich's SUPERDOME planned for the city of Germania. Not sure what Speer intended to do about it. It would have given a suitable Wagnerian Atmosphere like in video games.

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That's a pretty cool story!

I have just had failure of the cooling unit so far, resulting in cabling so hot that it seemed to be outgassing monomers...

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Police 'stumped' by car thefts using electronic skeleton key

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Re: Only a matter of time.

> My Aunt's junker was stolen once. She found it abandoned 50m up the road!

I hope that was a written apology and a box of chocolates on the driver's seat!

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Google accused of hypocrisy over Glass ban at shareholder shindig

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Gimp

Bring out the gimp.

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Microsoft parades Windows 8.1, the version you may actually want

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Re: Hit the windows key and then begin typing...

I like it how the defense of Windows now seems to consist in arguing that it is basically much like a Unix shell.

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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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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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Holmes

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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Leaked Obama brief reveals US cyber defense, offense policy

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Re: Directive 20: SNAFU

> but just

I don't know where this "but just" comes from. I think it should be "and sadly but unexpectedly".

Obama is such a douche one would think he was playing in Games of Thrones.

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We're losing the battle with a government seduced by surveillance

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Re: Time to pack up and leave

You will just be Ruby Ridged and that has nothing to do with Ruby on Rails.

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Re: it's probably MUCH worse than this

You will find that Java ME could not even properly send SMS and sometimes could not even address the screen without barfing all over itself and taking the phone with it, so don't tell me you could turn the phone into a bug with that kind of stuff. You would need to go lower level than that.

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Re: Well said.

I don't want to go as far as Robespierre but the price should be boots in the arse of many, many politicians and their sycophants.

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Students outraged: Computer refuses to do any work for entire week

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Re: Load of bollocks

"system goes down every single year during the most important few months for applications"

It's like spring break! Hey El Reg, you missed the headline.

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Re: Load of bollocks

"It's not like you even need to use a computer to use UCAS, everything can be handled by mail."

If someone still knows how it's done by mail.

There may be arcane bureaucratic rules encoded in a highly impenetrable way in that there down system.

ARE YOU SURE THEY ARE DOCUMENTED AND WILL PEOPLE BE ABLE TO FOLLOW THEM ALL?

ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOADBUREAUCRATIC RULE-BASED SYSTEM 15 LEVELS DEEP, WITH ADDED SALIENCE RULES.

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IBM hit hardest in UK server market bloodbath

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Nebulous forecasts

"Nebuloni expects things to pick up in the second half of the year as the economy in the UK and across Europe improves."

How exactly is the economy going to "pick up in the second half of the year"? Monetary loosening continues apace. Unemployment is high. The ravages of the bubbles are not going away. Economies are regimented. Taxes are high. Spending is still through the roof (f*ck you austerity whiners). Banks are swimming in money. Investment is low. Assets bubbles are starting again. France is becoming PIIGSified. The next US crash is not far away.

Things are looking up? If you look up you see a huge ACME anvil curiously doing CONSTANT BEARING DECREASING RANGE.

Problem, forecaster?

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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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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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Obama administration defends mass call-data slurping

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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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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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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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