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Google shreds Reader in new round of 'spring cleaning'

MacRat
Unhappy

Re: "concentrate on building great products that really help in their lives"

No kidding.

I use this service every day between my laptop, iPhone and Android Phone.

I guess I will have to find a replacement.

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Three years since his Sun gobble, what hath Ellison wrought?

MacRat
Happy

Snapple

Remember when Sun was considering buying Apple?

How times change.

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MacRat
Pirate

The name is Illumos

It already exists.

http://wiki.illumos.org/

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Dell buyout stalled by Microsoft, low takeover price?

MacRat
Pirate

Ubutnu Systems

Time for Mark Shuttleworth to invest and start ramping up Ubuntu systems.

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Game over for Atari? One life left as biz files for bankruptcy protection

MacRat

Not Atari

You are correct.

The Atari we all know ended in 1996.

This company is Tramel Technology Ltd. who purchased the Atari brand and renamed themselves.

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Help a US gov't agency switch to open source, win $3 million

MacRat

Re: Not "open" to International?

I was referring to developers outside the US who have actually BUILT an open source heath care system that is IN USE by their country.

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MacRat
Unhappy

Not "open" to International?

While I understand the politics of this being limited to US citizens, I think they will be missing out on a lot of experience from developers in other countries which have much more experience in this field.

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Twitter passes 200 million monthly users

MacRat
Meh

Marketing Accounts

I'm sure most of them are corporate marketing and PR accounts.

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Samba 4 arrives with full Active Directory support

MacRat

Microsoft Lock In

Who can't appreciate that!

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Wordpress to accept Bitcoin without confirmations

MacRat

Flooz

Look how well it worked out for Flooz?

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Target Silicon Valley: Why A View to a Kill actually made sense

MacRat

Re: Didn't Sun have an office in the World Trade Center?

"I wondered what the impact of that was."

At that time, Sun was promoting remote working so many 340 employees based there weren't yet in that office that morning.

And the employees who were, evacuated when the first plane hit. 100% of the office employees were safe.

Unfortunately one of the Sun executives, Philip Rosenzweig, was on flight 11. :-(

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Western Digital cuts revenue forecast, cites 'muted demand'

MacRat

Re: These thieves keep their products prices sky-high

"And even Seagate/Hitachi that didn't have any damage at all raised prices anyway."

WD owns Hitachi.

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MacRat

Prices too High

Prices still haven't gotten down to pre-flood levels.

People who can afford to, are waiting.

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Ten freeware gems for new Macs

MacRat
FAIL

Carbon Copy Cloner

Carbon Copy Cloner isn't freeware.

Full on payware.

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What links Apple, Sun's ZFS and a tiny startup? Al Gore

MacRat
FAIL

Its all about Oracle

Oracle owns the IP on ZFS.

Open source doesn't mean patent free.

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Chinese gov splurges £102 MILLION to replace pirated software

MacRat
Mushroom

Open Source

They should have gone with open source options.

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iPhones, iPads to be FULL OF FACEBOOK and NOT GOOGLE

MacRat
WTF?

Sharp Stick?

There is some reason that you think Apple is required to use Google Maps?

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Napster duo launch Airtime to reinvent videoconferencing

MacRat

We can't think of anything original and new

Whatever will we do?

Let's create something redundant and tie it to Facebook so hopefully Suckerberg will buy us.

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SETI experiment succeeds: fails to find aliens

MacRat
FAIL

Re: Knowing humanity's rotten luck...

If they have run into Voyager, they are very close to us already.

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Sandisk's revs circle drain as mobile flash demand drops

MacRat

Pricecuts?

What price cuts?

Sandisk products have been pretty steady for the past 2 years while other brands have been dropping in price.

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IPv6 networking: Bad news for small biz

MacRat
Happy

Re: crazy academic led BS as usual?

"Your printer doesn't need to be able to talk to the Internet"

It comes in handy when I want to send my printer a page when I'm not home.

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Apple products now found in half of all American dwellings

MacRat
Happy

Re: figures

You're just upset because you are the only kid in class with a Zune player and a Kin phone.

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Elgato's Thunderbolt SSD goes on sale

MacRat
Happy

TV Tuner Company

I'm sure everyone looks to a TV Tuner fab for hard drives?

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Apple TV stock shortage sparks new gadget rumour fever

MacRat
FAIL

Google TV Failed

Especially when the media vendors started blocking their devices.

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America abandoning DSL in favour of faster cable

MacRat

Connection Speeds

Funny how people are nitpicking what the technology is capable of, yet ignoring the real world speeds are typically for the home:

AT&T = 1-2Mbs down / 0.5Mbs up

Comcast = 20-22Mbs down / 3-4Mbs up

There's no comparison.

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NASA shuts off Voyager 1's central heating

MacRat

V6

Voyager 6 of course.

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Elgato readies Thunderbolt-fed external SSD

MacRat

USB3 is sloooow

Doesn't compare to the 10Gbs bi directional thunderbolt.

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Seagate matches and raises WD disk warranty cuts

MacRat
FAIL

And so it begins

The consolidation of manufacturers and the "benefit" for consumers.

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AOL sweeps 3.5m dial-up users under web biz rug

MacRat

Dialup?

Really?

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WD: Thai flooding should speed EU decision on Hitachi

MacRat
FAIL

Duopoly

Would you like your computer to come with hard drive A or B?

Nothing is better for consumers like lack of competition.

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Google's Moto move spells iPhone doom

MacRat
Angel

Strange Kids

"kids buy Android ("It's cheap!")"

You hang around strange kids.

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OS X Lion roars, coughs on appearance in App Store

MacRat

No iTunes Needed

Don't know what the author is smoking.

iTunes has nothing to do with downloading Lion through the Mac App store application.

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MacRat
Happy

Lion os USB Stick

Apple announced that Lion will be sold on a USB stick starting in August for $69 in the US.

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Spotify launches unlimited free US service

MacRat
Mushroom

Streaming?

In the land of data caps, streaming services aren't a smart move. Especially in the mobile market.

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Intel 320 SSD bug causes forum despair

MacRat
Alert

Shipping in Hardware

Are these only sold off the shelf or are they shipping in laptops?

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Apple's MobileMe has a wobble

MacRat
Happy

Been accessible all night

My mail client has been able to make connections continuously.

Maybe it is a disconnect over the pond.

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Mac OS X 10.6.8 hails from Paleolithic era

MacRat
Thumb Up

Updated 6 systems so far, no issues

Download time was less than 10 minutes on Comcast.

No issues.

I suspect the people having problems have installed system hacks which typically cause issues with system updates.

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HP WebOS tablet to ship early July

MacRat
Facepalm

USB Device ID?

When this is plugged into a computer, will it actually identify itself as an HP device or will they try once again to trick the computer into thinking they are an iPod?

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Apple iCloud: Same old cage, new height

MacRat
Angel

Lock in Preference

So Google's cloud lock in is ok?

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Google lobbying to make driverless cars legal in Nevada

MacRat

What crashes in Vegas

stays in Vegas

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Intel PC hegemony facing ARMy attack

MacRat

ARM Manufactured by Intel

Is it unthinkable that Intel's massive fabs will also be producing a large chuck of the ARM processors as well?

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Apple refreshes iMac with Thunderbolt, Sandy Bridge

MacRat
Grenade

Cost of Business

Australia lets companies import duty free?

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MySpace bids expected this week

MacRat
Pirate

The Next Tila Tequila

Who will be the Tila Tequila of Facebook?

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Apple seals $66bn in Jobsian wallet

MacRat
Happy

Buy T-Mobile

I'd be nice if Apple bought T-Mobile so those of us in the US would still have an alternate GSM option.

They could buy T-Mobile AND Sprint to battle the Verizon/ATT duopoly.

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FCC launches AT&T T-Mobile review

MacRat

GSM Choice

As a T-Mobile customer, I'm saddened by this.

I'm sure the FCC is just holding off the rubber stamp until more bribes come in.

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Civil servants just can't keep a grip on their BlackBerrys

MacRat
Jobs Halo

Replacement

Good way to get rid of the junk to get an iPhone.

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Protect online retail, says eBay

MacRat
Grenade

eBay is Retail?

eBay is nothing more than a fencing service for stolen or counterfeit goods.

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WD outs 6TB monster drive

MacRat
FAIL

Mac Volume Limits

" 10.4 doesn't support drives larger than 2TB."

Incorrect.

10.0 & 10.1 had a limit of 2 TB

10.2 8 TB

10.3 16 TB

10.4 and later, 8 EB

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2422

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Another year, another iPhone time slip

MacRat
Jobs Halo

Baloney

I'm looking at a 1st gen iPhone running iOS 3.1.3 and an iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.3.

Both phones show the proper time after the US daylight savings time change.

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Apple 'iPhone Nano' back in the game, says mole

MacRat
Happy

Universal Network

"The "universal network" does seem like a logical step, but I think you would need to do it with a VoIP network much like the Skype/Skype In/Skype out model."

It's called SIP and it existed long before Skype.

In Europe you can buy cell phones with SIP support and will route your calls is you are connected to wifi.

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