* Posts by Mikel

2119 posts • joined 19 Oct 2008

That's cute, Germany – China shows the world how fusion is done

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Mr. Fusion era

It's taking a long time to get there, but I hope to see it in my lifetime. It would make so many things so much easier. It will be disruptive though - which is the most productive kind of progress and for some the most painful.

As to who gets there first, it doesn't matter. A few years later everyone else will have it.

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LinkedIn sinkin': $10bn gone in one day as shares plummet 40%

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400 million on the ladder

All of them rungs, none of them know.

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Alphabetti spaghetti: What Wall Street isn't telling you about Google

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You can be the next Google

Just be better than them at what they do. Simples.

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Windows 10 will now automatically download and install on PCs

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Re: What's all fuss is about ?

So, it's gonna happen. Just relax and enjoy it as much as you can.

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Where's that program to disable it?

Right where it has always been.

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Re: Sue 'em

This is what you signed up for champ, as we have been telling you for twenty years. They own you. Relax and try to enjoy it. Think of England. Whatever makes you feel better about it.

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You WILL be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

The Bill Borg icon is retired. NOW can we have one with Satya?

http://lurkertech.com/bill-the-borg/windoze2495.jpg

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Re: All this has done

>What next, putting 10 in the slack space

Funny you should mention Slack...

If you continue to use Windows they WILL get you. The choice is clear, and it's not "upgrade now or upgrade later."

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Seagate’s triple whammy: Disk numbers, costs, and flash

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The death of the PC

As the sales of PC decline so will sales of the drives they use. Duh.

The flash modules in these mobile thingies are soldered on. Maybe Seagate would be better invested in Android devices. Or IoT. They're not much different - storage and some attached electronics.

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US police contracts and private forum posts dumped online

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One comment in

And there's nothing left to say.

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Two-thirds of Android users vulnerable to web history sniff ransomware

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Re: Not really an security exploit

It seems you don't understand how operating systems work. System settings is an app.

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Misleading

As others have said, two thirds of the people who would and could circumvent the inherent security of Android to install a sketchy app from a random anonymous source as if Android people got their apps the same way Windows people do. So, effectively nobody - and the few affected have only themselves to blame.

Reads like an Android security success story to me.

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Cloud growth? Take a number, Microsoft. Two engines have stalled

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New boss is a cloud guy

Let's move our profitable businesses into his barn so we don't get the axe when cutting starts.

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I love you. I will kill you! I want to make love to you: The evolution of AI in pop culture

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What if God was one of us?

Just a blob like one of us?

Just a signal on the bus?

Trying to find His way /home

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Death to clunky, creaky rip-off cable boxes – here's how it will happen

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The content has negative value

So, whatever... Comcast doesn't like it? Yay. But it's not going to make people want to stream their TV just to have an Android or iOS or Android app to watch that drek on instead of a cable box.

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Windows Mobile users suffer backup super-slurp as Redmond forgets Wi-Fi switch

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Some people will complain about anything

Just get an unlimited data allowance and quit whining. Obviously that worked for the developers.

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Microsoft unbuttons shirt, teases glimpse of Azure-in-a-box Stack

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Not stated

Are they selling their own-brand server hardware yet?

You would think the article would cover that, but no...

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Apple growth flatlines ... Tim Cook thinks, hey, $80bn is still $80bn

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A sad day

You know, expecting the rate of growth to always increase is not realistic. They will come out with another hot idea soon. In the meantime they have $200B in cash. They could build a Mars colony with that kind of money. Or buy Intel.

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China has a chip to fry with y'all: Wants its own chip smarts and fabs

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Re: All it takes is oodles of Renminbi

Intel has the best engineers. Unfortunately they are managed by MBA muppets who think Windows is the answer to everything because their technology chops are limited to basic Excel spreadsheets.

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Re: Interesting times

The Top500 supercomputer list is something of a superpower penis measuring stick. China took the top spot three years ago with their Tianhe-2 based on Intel Phi coprocessors and has held it since as they build it out. The US has the fewest supers on the list than it has had since the list was started in 1993. Tianhe-2 is nearly twice as powerful as the second best, Titan at a US DOE site, and China is still building it out. China has more supers on the list than ever before.

So of course the US banned Intel from exporting the Xeon Phi coprocessors to China. And of course China responded by starting to work around the restriction.

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@BillG

Oh please. China knows what color underwear you put on this morning, and they got the info from the NSA. They have spies in every major industry - many who don't even know they're spies. They already have this information you are afraid they are going to get, and in many cases their people were involved in making it.

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Shocker: Clearing 2015's vast PC backlog was 'costly' for vendors

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Cancel Christmas

This year will be no better.

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Microsoft hammers first nails into Enterprise Agreements' coffins

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Asset

Please don't use the word "asset" to refer to the ephemeral conditional permission to use some software. That is not an asset.

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Scandal-smashed OPM will no longer do govt's background checks – for obvious reasons

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effective, efficient, and secure

Error in operator precedence

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Show us the code! You should be able to peek inside the gadgets you buy – FTC commish

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Let's look at smartphones

It's not like the entire medical industry isn't on Windows XP, and just now grudgingly rolling out SP2.

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Microsoft struggles against self-inflicted Office 365 IMAP outage

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Windows

They just aren't good

Maybe they should sell coffee or something.

Edit: Non sequitur - GOOGL is up over a half trillion USD.

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West Virginia mulls mother of all muni networks – effectively a state-wide, state-run ISP

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$100 million dollars!

Larry Page: here, let me get my checkbook. Who do I make this out to?

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Google forked out a whopping $16m on govt lobbying last year

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Google is big

At $491B Google is America's second largest corporation by market cap and one of the largest in the world. Their products are difficult to understand. It takes a lot of education of politicians to get progress on their key issues like network neutrality.

$16M is not much at all.

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Someone please rid me of this turbulent Windows 10 Store

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Re: Search

If they knew how to do search they would have their own Internet search engine. They copy everything else Google does.

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So sad

Anybody else notice AMD is up 15% today? What's up with that?

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Microsoft requests ChakraCore support in main Node.js repository

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MSJava

They just won't ever stop. If it doesn't have dependencies on their crappy software that is an urgent bug that must be fixed.

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It's not just you: Massive Comcast outage blows Bay Area offline

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Servicing the customer

To Comcast this means something wholly different.

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Waving Microsoft's Windows 10 stick won't help Intel's Gen 6 core

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Re: 3 years? Pah!

4K monitors can be had cheap. They moved them to the TV section though for some reason.

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There has been a dearth of PC innovation, 'tis true

And more Windows again is not the cure. It is the disease. Intel seems determined to go down with the ship. OK, fine. Samsung has the new shiny. For my last desktop ever - a SteamOS games PC - I believe I'll be going with an AMD server class build.

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RAM, bam, thank you Ma'am! Samsung fires up fastest-ever memory

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Nice.

Looks like they're putting this in the processor package though, so... hyperdense ARM Server?

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Cisco: Businesses are losing the ground war against hackers

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Your software is garbage

There is no excuse for the quality of software today. Proper methods are understood.

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Microsoft herds biz users to Windows 10 by denying support for Win 7 and 8 on new CPUs

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Re: And so we come full circle.

Well said, but... we tried to warn you. A thousand times. You would not listen. You berated us, you scoffed at our tinfoil hats, our nerdy calls to "freedom!" When you talked to us at all your answer was "it works," with a sneer.

OK, fine. It sucks. But you we told you it would and you chose it anyway. Own it. Admit some share of responsibility before you go all apoplectic.

Upvote though. That was high art.

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Windows 10 saved my life

It started with my Surface Pro 4, which I was using to synch my meds calendar. It failed to wake from sleep again and I just lost my wits on the train and started just wailing away on a railing with it (it may have been past time for the meds). Another passenger came to help me and I flung it at him, regrettably embedding it corner first in his forehead (did I mention the build quality? These things are sturdy and very slim!). Naturally I was arrested, and so when the train derailed on what would have been my commute home, I was in the pokey and didn't die with everyone else. And now I have an Android phone with Google Calendar for meds tracking and am current on my meds while I await the competency hearing.

Anyway, that's how Windows 10 and the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 saved my life! Windows 4 lyf (but of course, not until I'm off court supervision).

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Re: So you don't like this?

Their software is their software. It is not, apparently, obligated to even recognize your settings let alone honor them. Sooner or later they will find a way to get you to take it. Maybe they will bring it in through your browser and their ad network. Or maybe an update that triggers the upgrade after a period of time. Somehow, some way, they will win. And they only have to win once.

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Re: The more they push

You don't deserve Linux or Apple you dirty cur, and you don't deserve Windows 7. You took Windows 8, and Vista and ME. You took activation, registration, Windows Genuine Advantage and Software Assurance. You stood idly by while they took away your Netscape, your NetWare, your WordPerfect and Borland and Nokia - while they asserted their dominance over the world and you.

You crave punishment because you are not worthy. You don't know what is in the Windows box. You don't need to know. You don't want to know. The existence of the box is proof of Microsoft's dominance over you and your lack of understanding is proof that you are unworthy of anything better. It is their excuse to mete the punishments you hunger for, to mewl about and provide the tears they thirst for, and your excuse to submit. But your hunger will never be sated, their thirst never quenched because it is your natures. Microsoft is your master and you are their bitch.

Now lick the boot. Lick it clean you dirty dog.

/The icon might as well have been the whole comment.

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So you don't like this?

I have some bad news. They have a lot farther to go in this direction. This is not the last of it by any means. You WILL take Windows 10 if you stay on Windows at all.

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Comet halo theory for flickering 'alien megastructure' star fails

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Really big dust cloud intervening

Dusty brown dwarf binary / trinary closer by?

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Test burn on recycled SpaceX rocket shows almost all systems are go

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Re: A Barge is not stable enough...

Yeah landing on a barge is hard. These engineers like it hard. They think doing it the easy way is for pansies. Otherwise they would be building Yet Another Disposable Launcher.

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Why not a catcher's mitt?

Because there is no such thing on Mars, which is where they are designing rockets to go to and come back from. Launching satellites is just one step down a really long road.

This is also part of why no parachutes. Not enough atmosphere on Mars for it to work.

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Att: Windows Phone owners: Win 10 Mobile has been spotted and it wants your phone

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It cured my cancer

Now I've got my job back, rejoined the rugby team and my children are well behaved.

No, wait. They forgot to pay me to post comments. Never mind.

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AMD's 64-bit ARM server chip Seattle finally flies the coop ... but where will it call home?

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The future can't be prevented. Only delayed.

There will be ARM servers.

In the meantime this will make a nice home NAS.

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No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs

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It's for your own good

They aren't going to stop until everyone still using Windows is on Windows 10. And they are retrofitting the offensive tracking into prior versions anyway.

It's the final battle.

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Cisco admins gear up for a late night – hardcoded password in wireless points nuked

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The reality of the situation

The people responsible for selling us modern devices are utterly innocent of systems security practice. But really good at building spif programs.

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