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1719 posts • joined 6 Oct 2008

US taxmen won't say WHY they're probing Microsoft. So Redmond is suing the IRS

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Re: I don't know...

I feel the same way for the opposite reasons.

On the one hand, if you ever seen a BSA audit, turnabout is fair play.

On the other, it's the IRS.

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The Genome: Loose morals ... and even looser plotlines

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Why is the homosexual descriminated against?

Possibly because he's a Russian author and the Russians have laws about "homosexual propaganda."

(as much as I, or maybe even Sergei Lukyanenko may dislike such laws (I don't really know his sexual politics) dislike such laws, they exist (In fact, not having read the book, that is stands out may be considered a subtle commentary on this situation).

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It's 2014 and people are willing to blow $6.8m on things like Z.com

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Re: Marketing Vomit

the first one is much easier to type, although I think most just type whatever they're looking for into the bar at the top, let the browser forward it to google and let the chips fall where they may.

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Dragon Age Inquisition: Our chief weapons are...

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Re: Veni, vidi, Origin

That kinda confirms my thought.

"Oh, that looks good, shame I have resolved not to give EA my custom"

Thanks for the comment (have a thumbs up), It helps my resolve.

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Windows Phone will snatch biz No 2 spot from Android – analyst

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Re: Chocolate company?

Google kinda supports this nickname... i mean all their OSes are named after candies.

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Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode

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"it stopped being justified anger after three days of constant bleating. Its a game, many people should just get over it, get a refund, get on with life."

I would agree, except they are denying refunds. FD is being scummy with this whole deal.

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Re: I want it

"Will the 'net connection be required to actually run the game even in Solo Mode though?"

Yes. A low bandwidth internet connection will now be required. Originally this was not supposed to be the case.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The MIGHTY Scotch egg

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Can you guys put together the

elReg bender cookbook for me?

I need to try all these.

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Looking GOOD, probot. Philae good, humans: 'Yes ... YES! The lander is sitting on the ground'

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I agree there should be no toll roads

on the information superhighway, so when is my ISP going to stop charging me?

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It’s PAYBACK time as HUMANS send a PROBE up ALIEN body

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In fairness to the foil-hatted conspiracy theorists...

we keep sending "whiney and warbly signals ... for no discernible reason!"

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Google Glass: Even the people who stand to MAKE MONEY from it hate the techno-specs

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Re: @Mark 85

Last I looked (just now) they are still stupid-priced. I haven't seen any serious marketing for them (honestly, until I looked I thought it was still invite-only). Combine with the fact that it makes the most anti-fashion statement ever (I mean really, it doesn't take a genius to make the boom cover the entire front so you don't look like a complete doofus), only a handful (okay, maybe it's some pretty large hands) would ever sell.

Without any kind of promise of a userbase, of course developers are going to not waste time on it. I know people think writing code is all about heart, but honestly, most developers still have families to feed.

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FCC: You, AT&T. Get over here and explain this 'no more gigabit fiber' threat

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Re: RE: EinsteinJr

Big bussness can't take your money. You can give it to them, but TAKING it is the purview of the tax-man.

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Cold? Cuddle these HOT GERMAN RACKS, yours for only 12,000 euro – we swear there's an IT angle

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I'm glad I wasn't alone in this thought

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Apple gearing up for Watch BONANZA

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iPad2 still works

Really? Mine's been getting vary crashy lately. I'm strongly considering replacing it with a nVidia Shield (or another device which supports gamestream).

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SCREW YOU, net neutrality hippies – AT&T halts gigabit fiber

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Re: Yeah, right

How many places can I actually get google fibre in? It's not "9 metro areas," it's 3. Those 9 may or may not happen for reasons Google may or may not be able to control. I stand by my statement that it's only available in 3.

But let's forget that right now, even IF we give them the nine, it's still COMPLETELY USELESS if you are not in one of those 9 cities.

Chicago: Nope

New York: Nada

Miami: None

Las Vegas: Zip

New Orleans: Ziltch

Those are all major metro areas, Google isn't even talking about any of them, let alone those who aren't in a metro area. Even if we assume that everyone Google is in talks with becomes a completed roll-out RIGHT NOW (and I think everyone can agree that's... unrealistically optimistic), it's still such a breathtakingly small percentage of the US that it's not really worth talking about.

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Re: Yeah, right

I stand corrected, 3 cities.

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Re: Yeah, right

"Meanwhile, Google thinks it can roll out 10 Gbps before 2020."

In what, two cities? It's all great if you happen to be in one of the areas google is in, but if you aren't it doesn't matter if they are offering 1PB/s connections for free.

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Facebook's plain English data policy: WE'LL SELL YOU LIKE A PIG at a fair

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Re: And people..

Justifiably, the actual content from the ToS and what the "privacy basics" page says is completely different.

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U wot? Silicon Roundabout set to become Silicon U-BEND

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Paris Hilton

Is it still the sillicon roundabout

if it isn't a roundabout anymore?

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Re: venti soy caramel pumpkin mocha latte

Yes, mocha is just a squirt of chocolate syrup.

So totally doable (although why you'd want to is another matter... but I don't judge)

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Who will save Europe's privacy from the NSA? Oh God ... it's Google

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Re: Don't Make Me Laugh

"Lets just fine the USA and USA companies for breaking OUR laws here."

Hahahahaha! Oh wait, you're serious. Let me laugh even harder. Bwahahahahahahaha!

You can implement whatever fines you want, and the US will just ignore them, just like the EU member nations will ignore fines the US where to issue against them, and don't get me started on the fines PRK would come up with, if they could get away with it.

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Why can't a mobile be more like a cordless kettle?

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Qi charging is the only thing that makes smartphones useable

If it weren't easier to charge the thing all the time then not, the unbelievably low battery life (compared to my old phones) would be unbearable. With Qi charging it's not an issue...

I guess that's kinda a backhanded complement, isn't it?

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Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of Patent WAR! Samsung strikes back at Nvidia

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Lies, damned lies, and benchmarks

N/T

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DAY ZERO, and COUNTING: EVIL 'UNICORN' all-Windows vuln - are YOU patched?

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Re: Hopeless...

"If you think bugs should not occur then I challenge you to write a million lines of code with ZERO bugs in it from day one."

That's the problem, 1M LoC is completely unauditable. That's why, when security and stability really matter, microkernels containing less then 2k LoC are used.

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The last PC replacement cycle is about to start turning

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Re: I love these articles

And RISC! x86 has clearly been dead for 2 decades!

God I loved that one.

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Iranian contractor named as Stuxnet 'patient zero'

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If I where CIA/NSA/Musad I would likely take this as a clue as to who has the most-lax security of the contractors. It's a little bonus on top of the damage.

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Obama HURLS FCC under train, GUTPUNCHES ISPs in net neut battle

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Re: How about them apples

I like apples, them ones in particular.

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Boffin imagines Wi-Fi-defined no-shoot zones for wireless weapons

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Re: Problems

The inverse relationship between media coverage and commonness is not surprising, I would say it's been well understood for a hundred years:

"When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news." --Alfred Harmsworth

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I'm pretty sure the answer is, "no, some have not."

The reality is, this would require modifying all existing weapons (a gargantuan task, in and of itself), making sure the weapons cannot be "demodified," (yeah, right), making sure noone just machines themselves a new gun (*giggle-snort*), the system has to be completely unhackable (Imagine the plod having their weapons locked out), and (considering that weapons are often for personal defense) it would have to fail to a fireable state (otherwise you're not getting the political backing for it).

There's just no way that can work.

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Horizon finds new potential in the sci-fi staple deepsleep tale

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Re: "too deus ex machina"

It's Latin, literally "God from the machine."

It comes from the classic plays where when the hero would get into an impossible situation, one of the gods would drop down and help them out of it. The actor playing the god would be literally lowered onto the stage with a machine.

It's come to mean any kind of "divine intervention," "hand of fate," or other completely blind-siding "solution" to the problem. Generally, it's considered bad story-telling.

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Brussels' transport chief demands a single European sky to end 'air traffic gridlock'

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Re: "This is not a challenge to European diversity or the sovereignty of any country"

"Much as it tries and thinks otherwise. This is nothing to do with US law my friend."

The Chicago Convention has as much to do with US law as the Kyoto Accord has to do with Japanese law.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Convention_on_International_Civil_Aviation

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Eye laser surgery campaigner burned by Facebook takedown

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Re: @JDX

well, my sunglasses are rated safety lenses/frames. so I think it's decreasing the likelihood of damage.

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Mystery Google barges TORPEDOED by US govt: Showrooms declared death traps

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Re: The REAL problem was building it in San Francisco, California

In the US, if you want that concept you want a libertarian or a Libertarian (yes, the capitalization makes a difference. One is a philosophy, the other a political party (which gets next to no seats)).

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NSA director: We share most of the [crap] bugs we find!

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Re: The NSA.....

yes, you missed a lot of weasel words.

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The late 2014 Apple Mac Mini: The best (and worst) of both worlds

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Re: Just what were you running exactly???

I'm glad I'm not this only who found this... odd. Even running a number of not-at-all-basic programs (anyone remember when we had programs, not little apps?) I stay under 8G, on a 16G machine.

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Huffy BlackEnergy vxers cry: 'f*ck U Kaspersky', thank Cisco for 0-days

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Re: Fuck you kaspersky

I can't think a a more glowing enforcement!

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CURE for DEATH (by PowerPoint) emerges from Japan

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Re: If you can explain each slide in 20 seconds

I think that's a large part of the point. You shouldn't BE explaining the slide, the slide should express what you're explaining, and it should be doing so in a way that words can't. If a slide doesn't meet those two criteria, your presentation is suffering from it's presence.

The focus of the presentation should be on the presenter, and what they are saying, not on the wall of text on the... err.... wall.

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Intel Skylake processor release date slipping: reports

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Re: Digitimes

The difference is that waste treatment plants don't have crap in their output!

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I am POLICE SERGEANT L. TORVALDS! Stop or I'll SHOOT

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Re: don't need man pages

I'm pretty sure EMACS users don't either, and if RMS is to believed they shouldn't even be updated!

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Oculus Rift tech-specs 'MANY MONTHS away' from hitting the shelves

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Re: Spec creep?

Well, not puking when you put that on is a requirement. If they can't get that they are no better then the VirtualBoy.

That said, it's hard to not be saying "It's put up or shut up" time for Lucky.

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Spanish 'Google tax' could end up like Germany's everyone-BUT-Google tax

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Re: Germany should drop this law

The law requiring a license (or paying the statutory license fee) applies to Google, they just negotiated a license independently of the fee.

As it turns out, Google is providing a service to the news agencies that is of equal (or greater!) value as the blurbs they use. Once Google pointed this out (by discontinuing to provide that service), the news services where falling over themselves to license their content.

What I want to know is how they 'make the law “unrenounceable”.' Do they require google to publish blubs or do they not permit media to negotiate licenses anymore. I have no idea how they would enforce the former, and the latter would just screw the Spanish media.

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Pay-by-bonk 'glitch' means cards can go kaching-for-crims

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Re: trust them on their pretty blue eyes it won't actually work

You could, I don't know, disable it on the site then try to use it. If it works, you'll know about it and can complain.

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Windows 8 or nowt: Consumer Win 7 fans are OUT OF LUCK

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@LDS

In fairness, they have admitted 8's UI was a mistake by making it vary similar to 7 in 10.

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Would you recognise the Vans shoes logo? Neither would Euro trademark bods

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@ElReg!comments!Pierre

Well, it doesn't look to be a functional element of the shoe. It's certainly more distinctive then the "design elements" (ie tablets that have roughly the dimensions of tablets) that apple insists they own.

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@timmay

Thanks I wasn't sure if it was that logo or this one:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-S2kF4mVmJVQ/TZar74kKtKI/AAAAAAAAAFE/85NGWCKOdBE/s1600/vans-logo.jpg

or maybe this

http://logodatabases.com/vans-logo.html/vans-shoes-logo

That said, while I didn't recognise them, they all look to me like they should qualify as distinctive.

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IPv6 web starts to look like the internet we know

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Re: 20 .au IPv6 domains

What needs to happen is every IPv4 IP that is being used for non-server work loads get revoked.

ISPs should be advised to provide access to the IPv4 network via 6to4 gateways.

IPv6 address should then be practically given away.

This plan would leave no downsides for hosters to migrate over, no downsides for ISPs to migrate, and an economic incentive. A stick and carrot, if you will.

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Disney wins Mickey Mouse patent for torrent-excluding search engine

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if the neural net is trained by the users, how long until it returns nothing but porn and pirated content?

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Trolls pop malformed heads above bridge to sling abuse at Tim Cook

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Personally

I would take being bullied by the Westboro Baptist Cult as a badge of honor.

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Virgin's SpaceShipTwo crashes in Mojave Desert during test flight

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1 fatality, 1 injury

My heartfelt condolences to the family of the pilot who lost his life.

May the surviving pilot recover quickly.

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While I may have seemed callus with the rocket issues earlier, that was only because noone was on them. This is much more serious, and I certainly hope the pilots ejected safely.

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