* Posts by ClueShell

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

ClueShell

Microsoft Ascension IX

Microsoft Client Experience IX

Microsoft OS

Tiles

Rusted Computing Platform OS

Never Say Anything OS

Not So Anonymous OS

Fear Bad Internet OS

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Apple alert as half China's fanbois consider switch to Galaxy S4

ClueShell
Megaphone

iDevice died a long time ago for me

I bought the iPhone 3G and got nicked "sorry iOS 4.x not supported" but got the 3GS for 1.- buck on a cheap as hell contract (they wish they never sold them, *hah*) but after they got rid of Google Maps and let Fakebook take over with deep integration the Cuppertino crew made the dual SIM samsung look astonishly lucrative.

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Apple files disappearing-feature iPhone patent

ClueShell
Devil

Aftermath,... where's my damn display!

Battery replacement? Nah.

Forever darkened shutter thingy? Unbelievable.

Materials do suffer with age. But hey! Gives a new meaning to "kill switch for iPhone" or "it is really bricked now"

Patentable? No way. The material that hides stuff yes, but the application seriously?

A material created to hide things, is used to hide things.

Not even USPTO can be THAT bribed, eh sorry blind.

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Big Blue bigwig: Tiny processor knobs can't shrink forever

ClueShell
Devil

Use less

Really,... simply use less (storage)

or as Johnny Mnemonic would have put it - I have the cure to N.A.S.

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Tech rivals team up for free web dev docs

ClueShell
FAIL

Fartbook Mickey$oft, Crapple and Screwgle

Please just MERGE your freaking rendering engines and behavior.

The web needs to be simple again

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Swiss railways ticked off at iOS clock knock-off

ClueShell
Devil

All Your Designs Are Belong To Us!

Make Your Time!

Ha! Ha! Ha!

58.5 seconds

delay 1.5 seconds

*booom*

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Photos of 'iPad mini' body stir rumor pot

ClueShell
Devil

I want

my portable 24 inch iScreen complete with Thunderbolt, USB, WiFi, 4G. Running on a pack of fuel cells and hydrogen.

is that green? super green!

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Sci-Fi fans blow stacks at copybot attacks

ClueShell
Devil

All Your Base Are Belong To Us

Ha. Ha. Ha.

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Apple pulls in TomTom, kicks Google off iPhones

ClueShell
Windows

So not going to update this time.

How's working on an alternate firmware? I want Android with some AppleAppStore Wrapper on my iDevice.

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US gov tells Apple chief Tim Cook: Send us a minion to grill

ClueShell
Flame

yes!

if it does not ask permission, even if the task at hand (e.g. Whats App) is obvious. I also want selective control over what is used. Maybe I don't want to upload ALL my data because I exactly know which one to invite or enable.

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Virgin boss victorious in .xxx Branson pickle

ClueShell
Mushroom

dot COM ought to be enough

everything that came afterwards is just extra profit for the registries.

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Reflection lets astronomers trick time

ClueShell
Coat

and on Dec 21, 2012 at 1200 am EST

CERN creates a black hole consuming the planet, but some humans survive and are transported back in time because the blackhole goes through a solar flare/eruption and end up being the Maya and inventing this calendar?

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3D is the future of cinema?

ClueShell
FAIL

Dimmed Cinema Experience (tm)

Cinema? Srsly? Popcorn eating, in the way standing, bottom shaking, farting but paying other customers?

Now with the nice warning: even if you cannot see 3D you will need the glasses to only see one picture not overlapping ones. Ah I see. Next time I'll possibly wait for the flick to appear on youtube.

Last time there was like 'Tron: Legacy' dark really dark. Before that one? hmm wait a second,... pirates of the caribbean part one?

I have a 3D capable TV but only because every newer device has it now. I even had to disable the pseudo frames those newer panels try to generate to have a pseudo refresh rate abore 100 MHz. Trying to watch Kung Fu Panda and the Panda moved unnaturally fluid.

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Currently re-reading:

ClueShell
Gimp

currently burning on a pile

MCSA/MCSE Windows XP Professional Courseware

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Hey Commentards! This pre-populated 'reply to' is for you

ClueShell
Coat

Aw: Aw: Aw: Aw: Aw. having nested threads stinks too

El-Reg now with even more fields to pervert with text?

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ClueShell

!"#$%&'()*+,-./01 we're so bored

my precious.

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Remember back when "Broadband" ...

ClueShell

Which one to choose?

I have a slight feeling that my current modem is better than the old one. Size of the pipe does not really matter, but being able to get more thru will help ya if you reach a congestion point.

Alas we're oversubscribed everywhere now. The cheee chaa boing boing emerges some ancient memories, most of them have bad context. "Mooom I'm playing online, hangup the damn phone." and seconds later "Connection Lost".

Still 100 mbit down and 7 mbit up is likely to be rare on a global scale. But its sufficient if everything you want is on Akamai mirrors :) Extremly useful after some companies made a sane choice to not deliver pressed optical discs anymore.

Crap for the company which still hops on a 8 mbit pipe.

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RIM stands, staggers, falls again

ClueShell
Unhappy

Lost the Boss on Corporate BES

only him and 3 others out of 10 connected users. Not Happy...

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Red Hat engineer renews attack on Windows 8-certified secure boot

ClueShell
Flame

the'll need a "SecureBoot Wizard"

c'mon install brain please.

Microsoft took the highway and used their OEM arm to get their signing root key into every f*king UEFI which is able to load up windows 8, whats wrong with that?

what hinders ubuntu, google, redhat, opensuse to submit their keys? if the OEMs load up 1 key or 6 who cares?

yep problem : all those that recompile their kernel.

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ClueShell
Angel

Again, go read the specs,... !

http://www.uefi.org/specs/

UEFI_2_3_1_Errata_A.pdf (September 2011) states clearly

27.5 Firmware/OS Key Exchange: creating trust relationships

There is 'Setup Mode' no keys loaded and 'User Mode' platform has been initialized.

The spec mandates that there must be a method to clear the platform and enter 'Setup Mode' again if the keys are lost. This most likely requires re-seating a jumper or something similar to assert "somebody is really physically at the hardware".

there is a distinction between platform (meaning uefi services) and other keys (operating systems, applications)

and the "windows key" is of the latter type. meaning if the plaform key is known, and it should be known to the owner of the machine. any count of additional operating system keys can be added.

why Microsoft insists that their keys are included is simple. How many seconds are you clean with windows xp on a unsecured internet line? code red worms? they rightfully assume windows 8 is not secure and have the image "factory" secured with the key.

OEM will init UEFI / TPM with random "platform" keys and add the Microsoft Trust Root to this store, so anything signed with Microsoft keys loads up on your new machine. If you're paranoid and clear UEFI and the TPM you'll need to reinstall windows from DVD or follow some security reinstatement method.

since the UEFI specs upholds YOU ARE the platform owner you can change keys as you wish.

but you have the burden to reinstate all keys needed afterwards if you desire the protection of the secure boot method.

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MS denies secure boot will exclude Linux

ClueShell
Flame

Please read the specs,... !

Just because some OEMs "preload" some keys does not mean you cannot boot unsinged.or self signed code.

The EFI files need to be on an accessible disk (currently most pc/servers reserve a small FAT partition on the primary drive) the problem lies there, this disc may not be easily encrypted because its contents are needed during boot.

the windows boot manager is something "bootmgr.efi"

so "secure" uefi checks if bootmgr.efi has valid signature no more no less. bootmgr.efi is then responsible to check the rest it cares for.

nobody hinders you to register grub or whatever loader you wish to invoke from within windows boot manager but this step is probably not even necessary.

loading linux or other OS is just like installing "grub.efi" which is unsigned. but the UEFI stuff won't really care it just reports to the OS "booted in insecure mode" if the OS cares to ask. the process is somehow secured with cryptohandshaking bla bla so as to avoid fake "booted securely" messages.

if you have a signed grub.efi you go into switch a jumper, go into UEFI register this new key, reseat the physical presence jumper and good to go. like the TPM stuff we already know.

maybe there will be a GUI method like booting your windows rescue dvd and having control from there.

remeber there are still retail and volume license copies of windows, how will those be able to install? don't you think those install will need some "preparation steps" to enable secure boot?

efishell# trust.efi -add -key -extract windows\bootmgr.efi

or whatever. certainly nothing to be done by the the techy illiterate people

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VMware reaches deeper into iPad, Android, desktop

ClueShell
Gimp

Srysly.

VMlimited.

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Apple uncloaks top 10 tools of iOS 5

ClueShell
Devil

I suggest <machine-code> to be included in HTML5 spec

mebbe this will make you happe

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iPhone 5? You might be waiting till 2012

ClueShell
Flame

Maybe the fucktards now have time to fix the iPhone OS for all models

OS 4 onwards is PITA for iPhone 3G and they stopped on the shittiest os revision. My phone still has apple care for 2 month! I want my fixes!

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Adobe warns of attacks exploiting critical Flash flaw

ClueShell
Grenade

Youtube should automatically require the newest Flash version.

But that would break their revenue stream and increase productivity elsewhere.

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ClueShell
Troll

Holidays and Google Source Code Agreement

Oh dear we cannot help thee! Thou shallst use Google Chrome for alas it will fix even holes in other applications.

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Apple's 'App Store trademark': A farce of Jobsian proportions

ClueShell

It's plain simple, really

if Apple (the computer company) had applied for a trademark on the term "iApp Store" as in really any other thing they iNvented recently then there would be no problem.

but iApp sounds bad and iAS worse (isn't this a microsoft product? :-) so they finally came to the conclusion that not everything iS iMarketing iGood.

and by the way. there's an app for that (tm) - the linux fanboi never fail to mention this phrase long before apple came with iDevices. maybe replace app with tool or script but hey "Where do you want to go today?"

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ClueShell
WTF?

The cancer has reached his brain...

It can't be otherwise. This insanity cannot be explained.

Steve looks like a puppet - kept alive by the sheer volume of fanboi.

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Fukushima's toxic legacy: Ignorance and fear

ClueShell
Flame

We've got other problems next door (France)

Wikipedia and this URL (http://www.dissident-media.org/infonucleaire/news_super-phenix.html) were my friends.

The French have this really "cool" reactor Superphénix in Creys-Malville (FR) near the Swiss border. It is of this worst-ever sort of reactor designs (fast breeder) only still running in the former UdSSR (sorry Russia).

They use liquid sodium for its coolant the "fun part" of this story is this. They have tried to decomission a smaller plant with the same coolants/materials and failed. The sodium got in contact with water and exploded. Since March 2010 they are now again at the task of pouring the sodium (5500 metric tonnes) inside concrete (70000 tonnes).

So, where again is the world in danger from radiation?

I'm the one who was outside in April of 1986. (http://www.chemievorlesung.uni-kiel.de/1992_umweltbelastung/radio2.htm) <-- levels of iodine in milk and tapwater fast decaying.

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Court orders seizure of PS3 hacker's computers

ClueShell
FAIL

Digital Myriad CoverUp Act?

if Sony would make door locks with this stupid code, they would be sued for damages.

they would not even have time to whine "but, but, but that was a evil hacker" - everyone would complain NO you idiots, you just released a badly tested product, and i want my money back (and damages from break in). and there would be no more Sony.

but alas it is just a game console, and what they might loose is the aftermarket sales.

sell this stupid console at a price that will break-even after 3-5 years and sell the games cheaper.

have the consoles sold with SaaS e.g. we will replace your hardware no questions asked for some bucks/per month/per year whatever.

I mean business ideas are there, you just don't use them wisely.

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Playboy on iPad will be 'uncensored', says Hefner

ClueShell
Troll

easy cleaning,...

mirror mirror on the wall, who is the greatest wanker of all?

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FBI 'planted backdoor' in OpenBSD

ClueShell
Pirate

Cool Stunt, eh? Draw folks away from OpenBSD

Either the Gov from the US of Amiland could have spied upon OpenBSD users up until the leak is found or more possible they try to move folks away from the unhackable OpenBSD to other more insecure OSes.

I'll take option 2

Green? Super Green!

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Hitachi quietly slips in new, big hardness

ClueShell
Grenade

Uh, yes, terabytes of storage

Okay so lets summarize what this awful lot of space is going to be used by

Your favorite Peer-2-Peer Networks "incoming" and "download" folder

Your pictures (camera, p0rn site, etc.)

Your dvd, bluray, hdtv rips

So nothing really important that needs backup'ing

Besides,... my fourth WD RE-4 GP 2TB (made in Thailand) went bad, none/zero of the non-Green RE-4 (made in Malaysia) went bad until now. You'd better monitor those for sector defects and exchange them as soon they develop some.

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Hefty physicist: Global warming is 'pseudoscientific fraud'

ClueShell
Headmaster

So?

We can continue eating methan farting cows?

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Intel confirms HDCP copy-protection crack

ClueShell
Coffee/keyboard

How much more usefull stuff could have been made !

If the copy & paste programmers didn't implement DRM in the first place?

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Oracle sues Google over Java in Android

ClueShell
Pirate

Time to pay for a Oracle CSID then

A quote from him : "It is not sufficient that I succeed. Everyone else must fail."

You can license Java per processor, per core and please multiply by some made up performance numbers or license named users of your web application.

Suddenly Common Language Runtime feels much more .... open?

Or maybe its just time to allow software patents but limit the duration to something like 18 month *LOL* either you capitalized on it during this time or you're a dumb fuck. you can extend for another 18 month if you really *invented* something outstanding. But hey whats outstanding in software?

I believe Larry lives closer to the edge :)

We need a Oracle sign.

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Microsoft made a phone, and I hate it already

ClueShell
Paris Hilton

Mmm,...

Received an iPhone 3GS and SIM card for 219 bucks

Received 10 bucks off the monthly charge

Received 100 bucks off future bills because of number transfer and singed up for 24 month

Received 100 bucks off future bills because I've got referred by my wife

Received 50 bucks for online sign up

So, in fact my iPhone went over the table for -31 bucks (yea minus)

Thanks to their 10th Anniversary in Switzerland

The future is bright the future is Orange ;-p

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Steve Jobs uncloaks the 'iPad'

ClueShell
Troll

one-handed reading device?

Whoa,... I did not know Apple was into such things.

But the spec's look delightful. Display with good colour representation. Glossy display for easy cleaning.

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Bill Gates hits Twitter, re-opens Facebook

ClueShell
Alert

William Henry Gates III became obsolote,...

... in 1999

With all due respect about his nerdish and eager early days with BASIC and DOS but the old man simply lost touch with reality - he is still living his vision in his networked home, but what his company is pushing out the door is just like Electronic Arts Sport Series (NHL, FIFA, et al.) same crap different year.

@billgates: I'm on the toilet right now and I poo Windows 7 copies for free

@billgates: I hope you don't mind if I bought an JobsidianPhone instead of BalmerCE 6.0

@billgates: You nerd, go start a new OS company and beat the shit out of Google.

@billgates: Oh sorry for the last one, I forgot you didn't make it at Harvard.

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Hitachi Data Systems fingered in Sidekick disaster

ClueShell
Grenade

*click of death* Hitachi? Harddisks? Good?

I remember some IBM/HGST drives failing like exactly after 13 month and had only 12 month of warranty.

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FSF launches Windows 7 anti-upgrade letter campaign

ClueShell

Why commercial software will for the time being succeed!

they have PAID developers.

we are all humans, and as such, behave rather quirky in groups or when it comes down to teamwork, to achive something in a group etc. getting paid and having some location to be together like an office accomodates a lot of good feelings that make coding more or less a pleasure.

though sometimes the boss has agreed complete utter ... to the customer and the devs have to code crap but hey they get PAID for crap then.

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ClueShell
Flame

Err, sorry, but...

linux for internet faced servers or internal web and file servers - windows for the rest

FSF and RMS are currently only a nasty bug that damages the image of linux. they act like some rpg geeks that burn down a orc camp (the ugly commercial vendors, y'know). but while they are chasing this erronous path, they do not get better with their own products.

why does open source exist? because someone has spare time or he thinks it could be legally better to do it open because of IP and/or copyright claims or by design for others to learn.

why does open source not succeeed well? read the forums! the people expect something to work - but it does not - they use the cheapest way and ask a forum - MAYBE they have googled before - but in the forum - the very first replies usually are - "i swear this has been answered before - go search" or another famous "why you should want to to this?" - why in gods name has a user to explain why he wants it this way and not the other way? why is the community at large and the developers in particular not willing to listen to "its customers" ? - because they don't see them as "customers"

open source is "take it or leave it" and then FSF and RMS wonders why people rather choose Windows or more recently again Mac OS over Linux. Because the other two just WORKS and because there are SO MANY friends and other people on this planet WHO understand the quirks of Windows very well and are easily fixed. THEY even shove money up the bottom to Symantec for the most intrusive av/ids solution and are quite HAPPY with it, beause they feel CONFIDENT and SECURED.

and finally - open source failed miserably - they ignored their enemy. while windows was regarded as "profit land" it attracted shareware developers - shareware a work seldom heard in the linux/foss comunity. but this model and further commercial software (binaries) were not even possible with linux a long time - the ABI and API was so volatile you simply could not afford to develop for the platform.

the conclusion:

as long as linux folks do regard binary blobs as evil - to be punished - linux and opensource are likely to fail - nearly every commercial vendor (ibm, oracle, microsoft, novell, etc.) who contributed something "open" is using linux as a propaganda machine, but meanwhile is poisoning the platform with their idea where it should be heading - and the more contributions are made, and the more who get accepted - the less the platform will mature. it will remain a testbed for "current" and "upcoming" technology and just attract more bloat. look at the linux kernel and you know what I am talking about.

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Microsoft 'deal factories' fast-track customers to block rivals

ClueShell
Joke

Do they...

... hand out I.O.U.s for software that works?

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Landmark copyright trial against Pirate Bay gets underway

ClueShell
Flame

lost sales vs. real revenue

The "International Fud Press Institute (IFPI)" manages to put "1 lost sale" on par with "he managed to get the copy" again.

They should be honest and tell the world that they want to be paid for crap. I just bought , yea as in spend money on something, Wall-E on BluRay. I also happen to have bought a copy of a infamous Slysoft tool. Simply to be able to watch my legally aquired movie.

Theaters simply don't bring it anymore. The only good sound comes at the trailer stage, where those stupid dolby, dts, or whatever logos are featured. The sound during the movie is distorted with shackling, cracks and more of stupid neighbors. So yes, more than once I decided to stay behind in time and the newest hype and buy DVD and now BluRay just to enjoy the feat in my comfy home.

Its this time to market thingy. If the fu***ing studios would publish worldwide the pressed media FIRST or at least simultaneous, then only high quality theaters would survive, those which deserve the title movie theater and not simply "big screen thingy to meet people"

some theaters I know of in Switzerland have the look and feeling of a garage!

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There's no riddle to Dell's Limerick move

ClueShell

What'ya expect?

Any tier one hardware seller is in need of being the cheapest in any given contract. Why? Word Trade Org rules require any government business to use the cheapest. And I dare to say a large city buying tons of OptiPlex'es is better than the clickety-click online super sale buyer.

Maybe Dell was upset because Ireland did not buy Dell computers,... would be kinda strange, buying hardware from a firm that was built using tax money.

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First Windows 7 beta puts fresh face on Vista

ClueShell
Flame

Vista 2.0 - Please help nuke it to death

If this is the future of Microsoft Operating Systems, well then...

Vista was like a new operating System, they should have written everything in C# with a micro kernel / bytecode prefetch thingy. Now Windows 7 is just a humble excuse for miserable failure. Thats the downside of a monopoly, if you're 3rd party companions give shit about "logo compliance" your operating system will look incompetent. Notorious for not working software is infamous Symantec.

Oh well I'm drifting, like the aero glass effects :p

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Apple's latest patent brilliance: the iGlove

ClueShell
Stop

It would have been new, if...

the iGlove had iTooth to iGesture with the iPhone and could apply iBraille and had built in iSkeletonAudio

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Royal Navy completes Windows for Submarines™ rollout

ClueShell
Paris Hilton

Are you sure?

Do you want to launch the nuclear warhead?

Are you sure you want to launch the nuclear warhead?

Sorry Dave, I'm afraid I cannot do that.

You failed to pass Windows for Submarines Genuine Advantage.

Initiating reduced functionality mode...

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VMware to cut desktop storage by 80 per cent

ClueShell
Pirate

Pats. Pending?

This is yet another "non innovation" purely the technical advances made in recent years allow for something that has been around like forever. The fiddling with linked clones was possible for advanced users since their inception. What this does is making the stuff accessible to the "mainstream" meaning you'll get nice support package for a premium.

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What Ray Ozzie didn't tell you about Microsoft Azure

ClueShell
Pirate

Re: WTF (By Anonymous Coward)

Aah, I were on to not talk about stupidity in the cloud debate.

I cannot resist.

Stupid governments with stupid WTO rules will chose whatever fits poorly written requirements! It just has to be cheap and accommodate what is demanded. At least nobody needs to wait for the next leak...

This cloud thing is not news. It just a incredibly stupid idea from the 90ties. We do not need rack sized cloud logic to use a dozen crappy anti virus engines to protect us, we need clever developers and new approaches to extinct and suppress user stupidity where it occurs - on the network stack and your inbox! the only enemy to privacy is the user itself. for example look at Facebook et al.

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