* Posts by IGnatius T Foobar

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No, Microsoft: Your one-billion Windows 10 goal is just sad ... really sad

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Microsoft FAIL

Windows 10 is not an operating system. Windows 10 is a delivery vehicle for Bing, Azure, and other Microsoft "services" which they will force you to use, and once in a while "helpfully" change your preferences when you try to use something else.

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Brace yourself, planet Earth, says Nokia CEO – our phones ARE coming back from mid-2016

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Hey Nokia: Android please

This is Nokia's chance to have phones that do not run the universally-rejected, universally-failed, universally-hated Windows Phone. The world has decided what mobile operating system it likes best, and it's called Android.

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Microsoft picks up shotgun, walks 'Modern apps' behind the shed

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We have keyboards and mice

Hopefully this will be the first of MANY applications to lose the UI design idea that assumes "all the world's a tablet." Computers with an upright screen, keyboards, and mice, just don't fare well with "touch optimized" user interfaces. We don't like ribbons and obtuse full-screen UI that only looks good on a tablet or phone.

It seems that Microsoft, of all people, forgot that their operating system is called "Windows" for a reason -- it's supposed to display windows. I would like to see all of their software return to UI that is optimized to display in a window. Imagine that.

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Microsoft makes Skype beach body ready with web browser beta release

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Needs a plugin?

Seriously people, it's 2015; if you need a plugin for your web application to work, you have failed.

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Colour me bad: Kraken time or damp squid with Splatoon

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I like this game

Just got my copy of Splatoon and it's definitely a whole lot of fun. Nintendo has shown the world the right way to do a shooter. It's just a whole lot of good clean fun, the graphics are great, the multiplayer is snappy, and the gameplay is smooth. And they did it without all of the gory violence of games like the now-obsolete CoD.

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Docker death blow to PaaS? The fat lady isn’t singing just yet folks

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Containers have been around for more than a decade

The article says that containers have been around for a decade. It's been way longer than that. Smart unix admins have been running applications in chroot jails for at least twice that long.

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JavaScript CPU cache snooper tells crooks EVERYTHING you do online

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Why bother?

Why bother snooping? Most people willingly *give* all of their personal information to Faecesbook every day.

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Sorry, Windows 10 early adopters: Microsoft Edge WON'T block ads at launch

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Microsoft FAIL

Oh great, so Windows 7.1 (also known as "Windows 10") will have a new browser. Why are they smart enough to dump IE but not smart enough to dump NIH? Does the world need YET ANOTHER browser for every web developer to have to test against?

If they're going to be this "kinder gentler" Microsoft that they keep claiming they are now, how about just joining one of the existing open source projects that produce browser engines?

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Inside the guts of Nano Server, Microsoft's tiny new Cloud OS

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Microsoft Unix

After every round of upgrades, Windows Server becomes more and more like Unix.

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Microsoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCs

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"mobile"

Microsoft's "mobile revenue" would be even worse -- *far* worse -- if they didn't include their Android patent extortion racket in that number.

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Cram my freebies into Android phones and get a royalty discount, says Microsoft (allegedly)

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Racketeering

This is racketeering, plain and simple. All of the top brass at Microsoft should be serving jail time.

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Streaming tears of laughter as Jay-Z (Tidal) waves goodbye to $56m

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Re: What would I like to see?

Except for the fact that micropayments already exist. Upload your music to YouTube and monetize the account. Micropayments start coming in immediately.

I'm not saying that YouTube is the ultimately perfect micropayment architecture, but they've gotten it right more than anyone else so far.

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Back to the bad old days?

This seems like a bunch of greedy record companies and overpaid shitty pop artists trying to return to the bad old days when distribution was super tightly controlled and you had to pay out the wazoo for everything.

I don't know how they expect "tidal" to make any money when the rest of the world has moved on.

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Google takes ARC Welder to Android, grafts on Windows, OS X

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This is VERY good and important

This is the single best move that Google can possibly make. It turns Android into a universal runtime that can work on the desktop.

Suddenly, every desktop in the world can take advantage of the vast catalog of Android applications. That includes Linux and Mac desktops, along with an army of thin devices.

This is HUGE.

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Microsoft dumps ARM for Atom with cut-price Surface 3 fondleslab

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Wintel4evah?

Just goes to show you, Microsoft is incapable of anything other than Windows on Intel. And the ARM world tells them in unison: "Goodbye, dinosaur."

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This ISN'T Net Neutrality. This is Net Google. This is Net Netflix – the FCC's new masters

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Why it doesn't matter.

Whatever is good for Google is bad for Microsoft, and whatever is bad for Microsoft is good for everyone.

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HAPPY 20th Birthday MICROSOFT BOB

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Bob > 8

I think we can all agree that the Microsoft Bob user interface was, at least, vastly superior to Windows 8.

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Microsoft to Android OEMs: 'Show me the money'

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Microsoft: OIN or GTFO

That ought to be the standard response to anyone who dares to suggest that Microsoft is no longer an aggressive monopolist: "Hey Microsoft: OIN or GTFO."

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$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

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This is like "monster" cable

Spending $10,000 on an ethernet patch is ridiculous, but so is buying "monster" speaker cable at 10x the cost of regular stranded copper. A fool and is money are soon parted.

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Apple CEO: Fandroids are BINNING Android in favour of IPHONES

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A lie repeated often enough...

A lie repeated often enough will eventually be perceived as the truth. Socialists know this. Apple knows this too. So does Microsoft.

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Panicked teen hanged himself after receiving ransomware scam email

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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Microsoft FAIL

This delay offers a perfect opportunity for Google to get their app stores running seamlessly on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. Android's momentum is red hot and if they were to expand its ecosystem so that those apps truly run everywhere, it's a no-brainer that this is where the whole industry goes. I want Android desktops.

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Microsoft snubs Codeplex, moves big projects to GitHub

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Microsoft FAIL

This is good news. Now I'd really be impressed if they discontinued SharePoint (everywhere).

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It's 4K-ing big right now, but it's NOT going to save TV

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It's not just the TV...

It's not just the TV itself, but the infrastructure supporting it. 4K will take a lot of bandwidth, and many cable companies are still relying on an outdated infrastructure. In your typical HFC plant, you've got a finite amount of space between 50 MHz (anything below that is used for upstream) and 1 GHz (anything above that can't be reliably carried by the equipment and cabling). Each 6 MHz slot can be used for a single analog channel (which is why analog cable is vanishing), six or seven digital SD channels, two digital full-HD channels, or about 38 Mbps of downstream Internet bandwidth (shared between everyone on the node).

If you're a scumbag like Comcast, you stuff three HD channels into a slot instead of two, at the expense of having to compress it to the point where people start noticing artifacts. How much bandwidth is going to be required for a 4K channel? For it to look decent you probably have to consume an entire 6 Mhz slot.

Verizon and other FttH providers will be able to handle it, but the vast majority of providers who are still on HFC will have a huge investment in front of them if they want to keep up. This could stall the rollout of 4K.

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BILL GATES DRINKS 'boiled and treated' POO. Ah, 'delicious'

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Gates FAIL

No amount of "philanthropy" by Gates will make up for the decades of destruction by which he made his money. How many careers were ruined because someone dared to compete with Microsoft?

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Zuckerberg asks the public to tell him where to go in 2015

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Facebook FAIL

Facebook is the worst thing ever to happen to the Internet. And as for Zuck the F**k, every time I see a picture of him I want to remove that stupid grin from his face with the back of a garden shovel.

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El Reg's Giant Mobile Industry Roundup of 2014

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Microsoft FAIL

What's truly important is that Windows Phone is still an also-ran that nobody wants. May it continue to be that way forever.

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Titsup Twitter: We've swatted the bug that caused the outage

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Still preferable

Twitter, even when it's completely down, still is better than Facebook.

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Oracle snaps up Facebook data slurper Datalogix

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Datalogix 2

The funny thing is that this is the second time Oracle has bought a company called Datalogix. I worked for a company by that name back in 1987. We had a software suite that did formula management for manufacturing companies. It was bought by Oracle.

http://www.nytimes.com/1996/09/25/business/oracle-agrees-to-buy-datalogix-for-94-million.html

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Randall Munroe: The root nerd talks to The Register

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Randall is not the anti-Kardashian; he's the anti-Zuckerburg

Randall Munroe is not the anti-Kardashian. He is the anti-Zuckerburg. xkcd is exemplary of what can be done on the Internet: entertain, communitize, inspire, all without any flash (or Flash), without blinking ads, without messing with people's heads, without creating networks of "friends" that hate each other.

The Internet (interblag, tubes, etc) needs more XKCD and less Faecesbook.

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Is your kid ADDICTED to web porn? Twitter? Hint: Don't blame the internet

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Facebook is bad

It's pretty clear that no one between the age of 1 and 32,767 should have a Facebook account. It is very bad for them.

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NATO declares WAR on Google Glass, mounts attack alongside MPAA

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The real problem...

The real problem is that the artificial construct of "copyright" still exists in the first place. Not that it matters, because 99.9% of what Hollywood spews out is utter crap anyway.

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Nokia's ENORMO factory in India axed after Microsoft-shaped hole appears in order book

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Microsoft FAIL

Any factory whose purpose is to make money manufacturing Windows Phone handsets is going to get shuttered very quickly.

How many customers have actually chosen and bought a Windows Phone? I think it numbers in the single digits. Nobody likes it, nobody wants it, everyone wishes they'd just go away.

And once Microsoft's bogus patents are busted and they have to stop extorting Android, their "mobile revenue" will drop into the ten-figure red.

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Kenyan court case could sound death knell for mobile money

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Kenya

The only thing most people know about Kenya is that it is the birthplace of Barack Obama.

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iPhone 6: Advanced features? Pah! Nexus 4 had most of them in 2012

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Apple?

Apple? Are they the company that used to be relevant when Steve Jobs was still around?

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BONEHEAD FANBOIS encamp outside Apple Stores

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Apple?

Apple?

They're still around?

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You can thank Brit funnyman John Oliver for fixing US broadband policy, beams Netflix

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THE permanent solution

It's time to break up the monopolies again, and this time here's how to do it right.

One simple rule: anyone providing last mile connections, may not provide telecom services of any kind over those connections.

This divides the industry neatly into two groups: those who provide the wire or fiber from the central office to your home or business, and those who provide services on those wires, whether they be for Internet, television, phone, private connections, or whatever.

If it's done that way, the latter group doesn't have to be regulated at all. As long as they all have equal access to central offices, any telecom provider that gets as obnoxious as Comcast can easily be swapped out for another -- likely on the exact same wire.

Eventually some companies would pop up to be wholesalers of wireline services: "we have a presence in thousands of central offices, sell your telecom services on our network" and that would be fine too.

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Don't bother with Apple's 9 Sept hype-day: Someone's GONE AND BLABBED IT ALL

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Apple who?

Apple? Is that the empty husk of the company that The Steve Jobs used to run? I didn't know they were still around.

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Not so ESXi? Open sourcery could help VMware win... virtually

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VMware and KVM

VMware and KVM are one of those examples that show the focus of both proprietary and open source software. Proprietary software has to keep adding new features to justify the price tag; people don't like to think they're paying for bug fixes. Meanwhile, open source software like KVM isn't driven by the upgrade treadmill, so they focus on doing the basics better than anyone else.

When you get down into the hypervisor level, KVM is far more manageable than ESXi. But you need other stuff on top of it to make it "enterprisey."

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Oracle's MySQL buy a 'fiasco' says Dovecot man Mikko Linnanmäki

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The reason nobody will buy Dovecot

The reason nobody will buy Dovecot is because it's a pretty basic tool that anyone with a decent development team could write on their own in a very short time. The Dovecot guys have built a solid IMAP server, for sure, but at the end of the day it's just an IMAP server.

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Microsoft boots 1,500 dodgy apps from the Windows Store

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Microsoft removes 1,500 apps from WindoPhone Store...

...and the two or three actual WindoPhone users out there may or may not have noticed.

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Red Hat: ARM servers will come when people crank out chips like AMD's 64-bit Seattle

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Re: I agree, I would rather have FDT than UEFI

Locked UEFI presents a *problem* -- not for users, but for the Great Monopolist of Redmond. When they announced that ARM systems *must* have a locked bootloader in order to support Windows for ARM, they were thinking about consumer devices. They didn't want people rooting their Windows devices and installing Linux (Android or otherwise).

Fast forward to servers, however, and this becomes a problem. If there's going to be an ARM Server market, Microsoft wants a piece of the software action. However, in the 21st century, no server vendor in their right mind would lock out Linux. This will be even *more* true on ARM, where the ultra-portability of Linux is expected to give it an even bigger market share than it has on Intel.

And of course, no server vendor is going to say "you can only use the Linux distribution that came with the system" (ok, Oracle might, but they don't count). They know that reloads are normal.

So no, I don't think we're going to see locked UEFI on ARM servers, and if Microsoft wants a piece of that market, they're going to have to change their policy or be left out.

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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I smell payola

If the success of Munich is discarded and they downgrade to Windows, several things are clear:

1. Microsoft is supplying the Windows for free

2. There are probably millions of euros in kickbacks coming from Microsoft on the back end

In short, any change from Linux to Windows means that Microsoft finally found the right people to buy off.

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Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

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New name for IE

They should just call it "Chrome/Firefox Downloader" (that's all it's useful for anyway)

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Apple BANS 2 chemicals from iPhone, iPad final assembly line

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Apple?

Apple? Aren't they the company that built a half-baked smartphone before Google perfected the product?

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Pop-up ad man: SORRY we made such a 'hated tool', netizens

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Villify Zuckerburg, not Zuckerman

Facebook is *much* worse than pop up ads.

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Intel admits: Broadwell Core M chip looking a bit thin, no fans found at all

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Here's an idea

Here's an idea: Intel should just buy an ARM license and build those using its "new process." Linux runs great on ARM, and Linux is what matters for mobile devices. Trying to run any form of Windows on a tablet or phone is really just a clunky backport that nobody's really asking for.

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Khronos unveils OpenGL 4.5, broadens OpenCL 2.0 language support

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Microsoft FAIL

Dear Microsoft,

Welcome to the OpenGL working group. Before you are permitted to have any input towards future development of the technology, you must first axe DirectX and fully support the current version of OpenGL in all of your products. No bastardization, no microsoftization, implement it as specified. Become a supporter of this open standard. Only then will you be permitted to have any input towards future development.

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Now even Internet Explorer will throw lousy old Java into the abyss

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Microsoft FAIL

This just in: the world's least secure browser blocks a third party plugin. Nice try, Microsoft. IE is still swiss cheese.

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Cut price Android on steroids: OnePlus One – should we look gift horse in the gob?

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I'd buy one for this reason --

As long as they haven't signed a Patent Protection Racket deal with Micro$oft, I'd choose this phone just to prevent money from being sent to the Great Satan of Redmond.

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