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The last PC replacement cycle is about to start turning

Alan Bourke

I love these articles

... they remind me of the ones in the 70s where we'd all be living on the moon discussing our new flying cars over the videophone.

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Firefox decade: Microsoft's IE humbled by a dogged upstart. Native next?

Alan Bourke

Re: Forgetting something Mr Chemist?

It's not installed by default on 7 or 8. However FileZilla, or NCFTP are moments away.

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Re: Firefox is the most stable on Android

Yes HTC are twats like that. Stick Cyanogenmod on it.

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Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20

Alan Bourke

It powered my first ever tinterweb experience

in an internet cafe in Kyoto, 1995. Happy birthday old timer.

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No tiles, no NAP – next Windows for data centre looks promising

Alan Bourke

Tiles on a server

... mentalism. Aside from anything else, all the graphical wazoo is like watching a slideshow over slow RDP connections. Powershell? Yeah. Very powerful, but also insanely wordy.

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Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

Alan Bourke

Windows 10?

Insert 'Windows 2' binary-related jokes below.

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Alan Bourke

The 'sanity at last' release.

Who thought the Metro UI on servers was a good idea. This looks like a Touch UI where appropriate, or where the user wants to use it, and a traditional desktop alternative as an equal citizen, and hopefully all the startup speed and other benefits of Windows 8. Lovely.

Nice to see the prompt getting some love too, although I think I'll still be using Cmder.

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iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!

Alan Bourke

Um are you possibly confusing

3D graphics, i.e. representations of 3D space on a 2D screen, or what 3D TV and cinema do, which is trick your eyes into seeing actual depth?

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Alan Bourke

So WebGL

Why is it better than, say, Unity?

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'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

Alan Bourke

And does anyone actually use this in Linux?

Especially in these days of multiple flatscreens? I doubt many do.

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Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM

Alan Bourke

Ah, the t'internet of things ...

We can barely keep things that are SUPPOSED to be on the internet secure ...

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Uber, Lyft and cutting corners: The true face of the Sharing Economy

Alan Bourke

That was a good article

... was that.

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Finally, a practical use for 3D printing: Helping surgeons rehearse

Alan Bourke

Re: Goth friends

Bugger The Goths? good band, solid second album.

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Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

Alan Bourke

It didn't mention Mac and Linux

because in the business desktop and server scheme of things they are insignificant. Sorry, but there we are. Also I wonder if the XP situation was exacerbated by the major worldwide recession we've just had.

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Wetsuits, sunshine, bikini babes and a competitive streak: Epyx California Games

Alan Bourke

Ah yes ...

... fond memories of waiting an eternity for the C64 multiload tape version to load. It was good, but it wasn't Winter Games.

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YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS

Alan Bourke

Android users do not upgrade their OS as much

mainly because even if they want to their carrier will often not have updated their own bloatware-laden shitheap derivative due to resources or the desire to nudge the customer towards upgrades.

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NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14

Alan Bourke

And the lame troll attempt of the month award goes to ...

... because surely nobody could *actually* be that clueless.

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Party like it's not 1999: Cry FREEDOM for a better web

Alan Bourke

Re: SRSLY...?

"Ironically, most "native" applications would be useless without a web to connect to and share data through"

I often wonder whether people who write that sort of thing are actually aware of the reality of what people who use computers in the business and productivity world actually *do* from day to day.

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Yes, welcome ...

"Welcome to web development 25 years after the birth of the web and ..."

... it's still a monumental ballache to get anything done.

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Hey, Marissa Mayer: Flexi working time is now LAW in UK. Yahoo!

Alan Bourke

Vomit .... heave ... vomit ....

"“Executives and #GenMobile employees alike prefer an increasingly mobile style of working and IT organizations are feeling the pressure to adapt existing technology investments to meet their requirements,” said Ben Gibson, chief marketing officer for Aruba Networks. "

#GenMobile ... fuck OFF

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Physicist proposes 1,000-foot state-sized walls to stop tornadoes

Alan Bourke

As soon as I read the headline

I got a mental image of Frink from The Simpsons.

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Unexpected Termination Error at Year of Code: Chief dumps venture for other UK.gov riches

Alan Bourke

A Year Of ...

Making Software Development An Attractive Career While At The Same Time Identifying Those With Aptitude Early On And Encouraging Them Via Apprenticeship

... would be a much more sensible proposition.

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Cisco open-sources experimental cipher

Alan Bourke
Trollface

No, no, no Cisco!

For this to be taken seriously the acronym must be changed to FNAR.

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20 years on: eWorld, Apple's spectacular online 'portal' failure

Alan Bourke

Ridiculous hat worn inside:

check.

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Microsoft C# chief Hejlsberg: Our open-source Apache pick will clear the FUD

Alan Bourke

I hope Apple do similar

with Swift.

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AT&T has Amazon 3D smartphone on lockdown – report

Alan Bourke

Re: Can't Wait

If you're talking about smartphones Apple was toppled a fair while ago in terms of user base wasn't it?

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Alan Bourke

Cue one clueless news site after another

causing this to end up as a 'holographic phone' after a week of lazy cutting and pasting from other clueless news sites.

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EU probe into Apple's taxes: It's NOT to do with double-Dutch-Irish anything sandwiches

Alan Bourke

Hello from across the road

... from one of Microsoft's two facilities in leafy Sandyford, Dublin. Both of which are pretty big, neither of which strike me as big enough to be a European physical media distribution centre. If I remember, when I used to get physical media for MSDN developer stuff, it came from Germany.

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Ukrainian teen created in lab passes Turing Test – famous nutty prof

Alan Bourke

From reading the sample above linked by DioDesign

all I can say is that if it fooled 33% of the people testing it then they're a pretty credulous bunch.

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Alan Bourke

Re: Pot - Kettle

Har!

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REVEALED: GCHQ's BEYOND TOP SECRET Middle Eastern INTERNET SPY BASE

Alan Bourke

Re: TRAITORS

How about you FUCK OFF SPYING ON ME

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Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the WORST

Alan Bourke

This driverless car stuff is nonsense.

We'd have it already if we really needed it.

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Tesla's TOP SECRET gigafactories: Lithium to power world's vehicles? Let's do the sums

Alan Bourke

Ah, Elon ...

In many ways he's the Peter Molyneux of the billionaire world. But maybe someday some crackpot scheme will work, so good luck to him.

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GSMA: There are more mobile connections than PEOPLE... but WHO'S HOGGING them all?

Alan Bourke

Monitored house alarms.

They all have a little simmy wim.

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Tech that we want (but they never seem to give us)

Alan Bourke

Non-reflective laptop screens.

SHOOT the marketing department and GIVE US THEM.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order ... BLAM-BLAM! That guard did Nazi that coming

Alan Bourke

Re: ARGHGHGHG

LAYZORZ

PEW PEW

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Alan Bourke

PC version apparently has issues with AMD cards

and did I hear talk of a 10GB day one patch?

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Fanbois Apple-gasm as iPhone giant finally reveals WWDC lineup

Alan Bourke

WWJD?

He'd take something else that already exists and jazz it up with great design and implementation, and then claim Apple invented it.

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Peak thumb drive is coming in 2016

Alan Bourke

Thumb drive

is a stupid term.

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Motorola Moto E: Brill budget blower with one bothersome blunder

Alan Bourke

Re: Front facing camera

+1

(some letters)

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Cloud computing aka 'The future is trying to KILL YOU'

Alan Bourke
Pint

Re: Irony Streams are Pots of Gold for the Purchasing of Untold Riches ...

Authentic frontier gibberish.

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Internet rejoices over Star Wars, um, clapboard pic

Alan Bourke

Does anyone else invent their own words for t'theme?

Star Wars

It was a war

It was in the stars

la la la laa ...

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Graphics pros left hanging as Adobe Creative Cloud outage nears 24 hours

Alan Bourke
WTF?

What?

You mean there's an free open source equivalent of InDesign that's functionally comparable and binary compatible? DON'T TAKE MY DAMN MONEY!

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Microsoft throws Kinect under a bus, slashes Xbox One to $399

Alan Bourke

This not-requiring-Gold-for-streaming change ...

Does it apply to 360 also?

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Powershell Terminals

Alan Bourke

Cmder all the way.

it's the best Windows equivalent of a *nix graphical console. Also free and you can install a version with msysgit giving you Git commands.

http://bliker.github.io/cmder/

http://bliker.github.io/cmder/img/main.jpg

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Quick Q: How many FLOPPIES do I need for 16 MILLION image files?

Alan Bourke

Zip drives were great while they lasted

but I have never seen anything blown out of the water as quickly as zip drives once the first Disgo USB Flash sticks appeared.

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Windows XP market share decline stalls, Mac OS X surges

Alan Bourke

Re: "What methodology is used to calculate StatCounter Global Stats?"

> That explains why even strong pro-Windows websites like TheRegister

El Reg is strongly pro-Windows in the sense that the Tea Party thinks the BBC is strongly pre-left, i.e. it only looks like that from way over in the other direction.

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King's stocks are candy-crushed as its top toy suffers splurge slump

Alan Bourke

Oh dear

they'll have to steal some more ideas quick.

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Ninten-DON'T: Wii U bomb blows Mario Kart giant off track – but new console promised

Alan Bourke

The Wii U

... is not a competitor for the One and the PS4 any more than the Wii was for the PS3 and 360.

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WAN-furtling pays off for app-happy Riverbed

Alan Bourke

Great word, furtling ...

... an old boss of mine used to use it all the time in the Yorkshire meaning of 'messing with'. He was unaware of the naughty original meaning.

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