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10 posts • joined 9 Jan 2009

Dennis Ritchie: The C man who booted Unix

Doug Reed
Linux

Doug

This man made a bigger contribution to the world of computing than Steve Jobs

Fact: Apple's OS and toolset all came from Ritchie. Tablets, Mobiles mainframes all use Unix like operating systems and toolkits.

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Toshiba Australia boss waves tablet around

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FAIL

Always not innovating

I ordered one, I was told two months wait but then they suspended production until summer stating that they were going to announce their craziest innovation. I shudder to think what it may be

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Doug Reed
Jobs Halo

Yet another imitation

Yet another balsa wood/tarted up phone frame that will most likely not appear until next year.

I still don't want to buy a Jobsian fondle slab but it would be nice if some of these companies would start delivering the goods rather than just waving them around and hoping to jump on the bandwagon.

I am rather hoping that the Notion Ink Adam will arrive soon and will deliver but I may in the end succomb to buying a Chinese clone

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Oracle updates free web RAD tool

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Ah yes but...

Not really free, it does requre an Oracle database behind it and that involves parting with large wads of money to that great egotistical megalomaniac Larry.

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iPad bandits stake out NYC Apple store

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A great way to get an iPad

Without helping greedy Jobsy get any richer. I can save my £500 or perhaps donate it to a worthy cause. Sorry, must rush, somebody's just left the store and... yes, it's an overweight fanboy clutching his newly aquired Jobsian Fondlepad. Where is my baseball bat?

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Steve Jobs beheads iPad apps for acting like desktops

Doug Reed
Jobs Halo

The might one has spoken

Behold the might jobsian cultmaster has decreed that yet another app has followed the wrong path.

One must repent for your sins, buy three iPads, kneel facing Cupertino and recite the holy mantra "Hail Jobsy, son of the mighty one, for I have sinned, I had wicked thoughts and won't have them any more ".

The mighty one will appear before you and hopefully will forgive you in return for fiscal offerings. If nothing happens, you can always go follow Scientology.

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Regent Street blocked by iPad fanboi swarm

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Jobs Halo

They look so miserable

I just noticed when looking at the pictures, they all look so miserable

They are not smiling, contemplating the second coming of our lord Biggus Jobbus, eagerly anticipating their forthcoming (rather overpriced) tablets

Well I suppose that I would be if I was buying into the Jobsian world of a product that I can't expand the memory, can't change the battery, can only by apps approved by the great Jobsy. Knowing that something better, with true multitasking, changeable battery, and less of a fire hazard is just around the corner.

People are trying to kill themselves to make sure that you have a total ownership experience when buying this product. Sweatshops O sweatshops work hard to build this dream machine :)

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Doug Reed
Jobs Halo

Want more

No Flash, bad WiFi, Battery problems, no camera, costly battery replacement, no proper USB, No changeable memory card, locked into the Jobsian money machine.

These have to be the folks that regularly get scammed by the lads from Lagos (419)

For when he has them by the balls and their hearts and minds (v.small) do surely follow.

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Jobs Halo

How sad

They look like trekkies queuing at a convention!

The thought of subscribing to the controlled world of the Jobsian dream makes me want to Puke, sad sad people. Save your money and wait for the competition to arrive, it will be a lot better and not so controlled. I am

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Dell shuts Limerick factory and scraps 1,900 jobs

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Dell - Where customer service counts for little

Ahh yes - They put profits and shareholders before their staff. It would be nice if Dell folded completely then they would stop sending junk mail to my deceased wife. The first time it happened, it was such a major chore getting them to even reply to my complaints but they did promise that no more would be sent - but then more started to turn up and I have to once more start banging on the various Dell email addresses trying to get then to stop. Their customer service centre in India is total crap and it is so difficult to get the name of a senior person to whom a complaint can be sent.

When will it all end?

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