* Posts by Alan Bourke

506 posts • joined 15 Aug 2006

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FIVE Things (NOT 10: these are REAL) from the WINDOWS 10 event

Alan Bourke

Re: The Business Legacy

Business won't be taking advantage simply because the 'upgrade for free' offer doesn't apply to the professional variants of Win 7 and Win 8.

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Microsoft just saved Windows Phone... Now stop whining

Alan Bourke

Couple of things.

Firstly, I wonder if there would be a more vibrant app ecosystem if you didn't need to have Windows 8 to be able to use the SDK.

Secondly the Twitter app on my 8.1 phone updated yesterday, and now integrates into the People Hub and puts notifications on the front screen tile.

But yes, finding the lack of proper YouTube and other stuff a pain in the face.

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Pull up the Windows 10 duvet and pretend Win8 and Vista were BAD DREAMS

Alan Bourke

It's not impossible

... the option is just well buried.

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Alan Bourke

Re: Hellooooo UBUNTU...

I'd like to run some business software and play games is why wait.

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Nice SECURITY, 'Lizard Squad'. Your DDoS-for-hire service LEAKS

Alan Bourke

What's worrying to me ...

... is that if you accept that these hackers are clueless, then Sony et al can get hacked by clueless people

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Spavined RadioShack to file for bankruptcy next month – report

Alan Bourke

This is the first use I have seen of the word 'spavined' in print

... since whichever volume of Milligan's war memoirs I first saw it in.

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Crap broadband holds back HALF of rural small biz types

Alan Bourke

I heard a Radio 4 thing about this last year.

What struck me was it seemed to be mainly people who had moved to a little village somewhere, started a business - often to do with design or something else involving shifting huge files around - and the last thing on their list to check was available broadband, rather than the first thing.

I'm not saying they shouldn't have decent BB, I'm saying don't start a business and THEN complain about it.

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GoPro feels COLD BREATH of APPLE on back of neck

Alan Bourke

F**king Apple

They'll actually invent something of their own someday.

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MAINFRAMES are SO NOT DEAD: IBM's launched a new one

Alan Bourke

Mainframes are dead are they?

Deader than the dead PC that I keep hearing about? Or less dead?

Or is it consoles this month .. I forget.

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

Alan Bourke

Re: Meh

Em. Good luck with that.

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Alan Bourke

Re: Year of Linux on the laptop

Yes, those people who need to run business software and games are different for a start.

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GCHQ: We can't track crims any more thanks to Snowden

Alan Bourke

Re: A modest proposition

ZING

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UK flights CRIPPLED by system outage that shut ALL London airspace

Alan Bourke

Re: It would appear to be worse...

Nuclear power plants are designed to shut down safely with this in mind.

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DNA egghead James Watson sells Nobel prize for $4.8m, gets it back

Alan Bourke

He's of his generation

in terms of his racial comments which appear to have been a teeeeeny bit misrepresented.

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Cloud Printing from a Chromebook: We try it out on 8 inkjet all-in-ones

Alan Bourke

MUST WE FLING THIS CLOUD FILTH

AT OUR POP KIDS?

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Brit boffins debunk 'magnetic field and cancer' link

Alan Bourke

Re: Mood changers

Can we? Aside from the known effects when you're about to get hit by lightning.

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Alan Bourke

Power lines?

If one falls on you or you touch one then there's danger there. Aside from that ....

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Microsoft forks .NET and WHOMP! Here comes .NET Core app dev stack

Alan Bourke

Re: Another Train Wreck... Stupid Devs this SH!T is worse than COBOL!

COBOL is legacy now?

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Use Windows software on Android – Microsoft couldn't be app-ier

Alan Bourke

You're not running code 'anywhere'.

The code is still running on a Windows box. What you're doing is viewing the UI through an RDP session with nipples.

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Hawking: RISE of the MACHINES could DESTROY HUMANITY

Alan Bourke

I love Prof Hawking

but he's talking out of his jacksie on this AI thing. We are so very far from anything even approaching it.

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Amazon DROPS next day delivery amid Cyber Monday MADNESS

Alan Bourke

Almost all of this is buying presents no?

So who gives a rat's arse if it doesn't arrive next day, as long as it's in the next few days?

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A WHOPPING 8 million Windows Server 2003 systems still out there

Alan Bourke

"energise the opportunity"

Hold my hair while I vomit, somebody ...

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Pity the poor Windows developer: The tools for desktop development are in disarray

Alan Bourke

Re: Assuming an application is an application .....

"developers should look at web, mobile and cross-platform "

They should, and they should be prepared for the colossal, monumental ballache of achieving something with a UI that even comes near what can be achieved with a native desktop application that works across platforms and browsers.

Horses for courses. Browser-based applications are still a long, long way from being the silver bullet here.

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Ten excellent FREE PC apps to brighten your Windows

Alan Bourke

Shite troll of the month award!

Maybe I want to run some business software and games huh?

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Alan Bourke

Cmder

... if you want a command prompt approaching what you get on Linux.

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We have a winner! Fresh Linux Mint 17.1 – hands down the best

Alan Bourke

Are major version upgrades still a pain in the face?

In other words are you still forced to back up/clean install/restore?

Because screw that. After a couple of those I went back to Ubuntu.

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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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Alan Bourke

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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Alan Bourke

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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