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* Posts by Mikel

1627 posts • joined 19 Oct 2008

Desktop Linux users beware: the boss thinks you need to be managed

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LTSP

Over fifteen years now. Hmph.

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More Microsoft staffers shown the door in Round 3 of job cuts

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Trustworthy Computing Axed

Mission Accomplished, go home everybody!

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Forget WHITE BOX, it's time for JUNK BOX NETWORKING

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Flea bay for the servers

Hold out for the Storinator for storage though.

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Microsoft has Windows Server running on ARM: report

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Re: intel license ARM technology?

Intel still has an ARM architecture license.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/intel-we-have-arm-license-no-plans-to-use-it/5845

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Nokia STORMS back into profit, FREE from phones and Windows

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Totally unrelated

Microsoft profits dip 13% for the same quarter, driven by losses in recently acquired phone unit.

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Comet Siding Spring revealed as flying molehill

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Amazing pics

Still a killer if one like it were to hit us.

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Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook

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Let us reflect

It is a great time to be a nerd, and Apple has a lot to do with that.

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Don't shoot – I'm un-ARM-ed! Samsung whips out Intel Chromebook 2

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Gah

Still less resolution than my year old 5" mobile phone. This is just not enough pixels. What is it with these guys?

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Of COURSE Stephen Elop's to blame for Nokia woes, says author

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We told you what would happen

And while it was happening we reminded you that it was happening. And it happened like we told you it would.

And now an author writes a book to say it happened.

All righty then.

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Gates and Ballmer NOT ON SPEAKING TERMS – report

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Ballmer did his job

And that was to hold the price up while Gates converted his shares into the maximum amount of real money. Mission accomplished.

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Shoppers shun slabs to give Gartner's Q3 PC numbers a rosy glow

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I'm not dead yet

He doesn't want to go on the cart.

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Meg Whitman: The lady IS for TURNING. HP to lob printers'n'PCs OVERBOARD

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PC is not profitable

Has not been for many, many years.

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Researchers bypass Redmond's EMET, again

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EMET was always the wrong end of the problem.

But I expect nothing else.

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EU dangles $6bn threat over Google in endless search abuse probe

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Relevance

Google is the most popular search engine because its results are the most relevant. All else is fluff. Of course Google's competitors would like a court to demand Google results be less relevant.

Google has said they will honor network neutrality even if it were not required.

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I sold 10 MILLION iPhone 6es at the weekend, says Tim Cook. What did you do?

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Minor note

That is 7 billion dollars in sales in one weekend, at 60% profit. Not bad.

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Net Neutrality? Hold my coffee, I got this: FCC says it's still considering all options for Open Web

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After carefully reviewing millions of public comments

We are going to go ahead and sell the public down the river, as we promised the Administration's loyal cable industry donors we would do before we were appointed to these positions at their request from our lucrative jobs on their staff. Now if you will excuse me public service is a horribly tedious burden and it is time to take my government paid sabbatical before returning to my position as a highly paid cable industry lobbyist.

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Lumia rebrand begins: Nokia's new UK web home is Microsoft.com

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Time for a relaunch event

Splash out a couple billion for big name artists to show up at stores and give free tickets to concerts and endorse the brand again. And maybe another three story dance club and open bar with live acts at Burning Man. Add a few hundy mil for product placements on prime TV shows and movies. Gotta spend money to make money right? How about a half billion or so to become the official phone of the NFL or WWF? That would be great! Whole hog or none, I always say. We are "all in" on mobile, right?

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Gigantic bazaar Alibaba WILL turn share price up to 11, er, $68 for biggest IPO ever in US

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Marissa Mayer wins

Looks like she booked an easy ride on the gravy train.

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SUSE Linux owner Attachmate gobbled by Micro Focus for $2.3bn

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Wait, what?

Have I lost the plot? Did not Attachmate also wind up owning Unix?

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Microsoft staff brace for next round of layoffs – expected Thursday

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Mojang is not cheap

Gotta cut back somewhere. No, just kidding. This is the old Stack & Sack routine with a new name.

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Register journo battles Sydney iPHONE queue, FONDLES BIG 'UN

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They look like amazing devices

Still no mid market device though.

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Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought

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It isn't commonly known

Sony is an insurance company that dabbles in consumer electronics as a hobby.

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One sixth of the ENTIRE PLANET will buy a new smartphone this year

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They are stating the obvious

And over a billion Android devices will be sold this year. It is an abundance of technology. The real winners are the customers just joining the game: they haven't had to pay for the long slog to affordable devices being sufficient. Some of those early devices were maddening.

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Microsoft's rumoured $2.5bn Minecraft gobble expected on Monday

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Re: Microssoft obviously missed a track

So no H.265, VP8, VP9, WebM

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Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID

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Nice phones

I could use a few of these. Just in case an existing phone breaks. And in the meantime it would be a cool media device. Maybe even a kid phone with VoIP over WiFi.

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Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales

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They can't sell iOS

That makes Android 93% of their addressable market. Hard to argue against focusing on a winner.

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Qualcomm pumps LTE into quad-core CPU for sub-$100 mobes

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Great!

What an amazing time to live.

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iPhone 6, Watch: Hate it or really hate it, Apple's now a $604.77bn biz

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They will sell a lot of phones. I can guarantee that.

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What's an Ultrabook? Now Intel touts 2-in-1 typoslabs to save PC biz

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Meh

I had hoped Intel would figure this out. But no. Windows on a tablet again.

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Heads up, Chromebook: Here come the sub-$200 Windows 8.1 portables

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Re: re: There are also many who aren't happy with the limitations of Windows

>If you're not happy with the limitations of Windows don't buy a Windows tablet.

It is not a Windows tablet. They are Acer / Asus / etc personal computers. How we choose to use them is up to us, including putting our own software on.

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Hot Celebrity? Stash of SELFIES where you're wearing sweet FA? Get 2FA. Now

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2FA on the front door

Back door with simple lock for ease of access.

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AMD claims record with latest overclock-happy FX Series chips, again

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An 8 core chip for $147?

Might be time to build me a steambox.

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Good luck with Project Wing, Google. This drone moonshot is NEVER going to happen

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I would like 1 bag of skittles

And a free drone

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Twitter: La la la, we haven't heard of NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES

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The end of the cloud

At least it went out with a bang.

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Redmond resists order to hand over overseas email

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Let's not martyr them for fighting for their money.

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Larger iPad could target big biz, save Apple from low-end scrum

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Abandonment issues

What with the way Windows Phone 7 was abandoned, and with a major Windows on the way, it might be best to avoid getting committed to any new Microsoft based hardware this holiday season. No way to tell if the relationship is reciprocal or desirable.

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Too slow with that iPhone refresh, Apple: Android is GOBBLING up US mobile market

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There is no room for a third OS

Android and iOS have 96% share and growing. There is just no room for a third ecosystem to grow.

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Huawei: 'Tizen has no chance', Windows Phone is 'difficult'... it's Android all the way

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Majority

It is hard to argue with putting 85% of your effort into 85% of the market.

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That 8TB Seagate MONSTER? It's HERE... (You'll have to squint, 'cos there are no specs)

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Storinator

360 TB in 4U? Check!

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Leak: Intel readies next round of NUC

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Meanwhile...

In the US the totally awesome Nexus 7 2013 has been remaindered in advance of the release of something even more amazing.

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China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft

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Laugh if you want

When it comes to state information security, China doesn't fool around. They have compromised enough Windows boxes at NRC, Langley, NSA and other places to know better than to use it to hold their own secrets.

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Death by 1,000 cuts: Mainstream storage array suppliers are bleeding

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Re: Bring on the Storinator!

It is ~$7k sans drives. The drives are the other half of the $14K. Some assembly required - which is how enterprise SANs come normally anyway.

All the VSAN virtual appliances offer network striping and redundancy features. That is kind of the point after all. A 3-node site-redundant SAN can be had for under $50K.

HP's VSA will work with this, as will various open source solutions, which have specialist consultants offering support levels all the way up to "permanent onsite engineer".

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Bring on the Storinator!

Seriously - Google it. 180TB raw in 4U, good perf, price is under $14k with drives. Add some PCIe attached SSD and some 10Gbps ports, some virtual SAN software and it's off to the races.

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Microsoft: We plan to CLEAN UP this here Windows Store town

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A challenge

Clearing out tumbleweeds.

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NVIDIA claims first 64-bit ARMv8 SoC for Androids

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Bring on the Mandelbrots

Rendering Mandelbrots and maybe even the Mandelbulb should show off the performance available.

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Crypto Daddy Phil Zimmerman says surveillance society is DOOMED

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Re: basic premise faulty?

Having been a student of the art for some decades, I am willing to take Phil Zimmerman's word for this. The man was inventing personal encryption in an era when encryption science was considered WMD. Not figuratively - literally. There were export controls on PGP which led to its development being moved out of the US.

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Microsoft throws old versions of Internet Explorer under the bus

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Re: Product to Service

Not as suddenly as we went to the concept of paying for software. Believe it or not, once upon a time that you might charge money for that was absurd.

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Re: Best Browser

I was just explaining this to a nontechnical end user. The blue e is the tool included with Windows that pros use to install the software you need to access the Internet safely.

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