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Linux in 2013: 'Freakishly awesome' – and who needs a fork?

Liam Thom
Happy

Servers

You can diss Linux all you like, but half the Internet runs very well on it.

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Cutting CO2 too difficult? Try these 4 simple tricks instead

Liam Thom
Joke

Comment

I like the way you put the "comment" section at the bottom half of the page so that we know which half you have presented an opinion on and which half you have recreated without any bias or spin whatsoever.

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Animal Liberation drone surveillance plan draws fire

Liam Thom

Re: Good on 'em

WTF? Breeding cattle for slaughter in no way excludes people from caring about their animals' welfare. You ruined a good point about transportation by showing your bigotry.

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Giant solar-powered aircraft to begin cross-country flight

Liam Thom

Re: Units and comparisons...

And speeds should be in knots. km/h is not metric and is an abomination. If you must use metric then m/s would be correct.

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Microsoft issues manual on Brits to Cambridge exports

Liam Thom
Flame

It's not a fucking gas station.

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Global warming fingered as Superstorm Sandy supersizer

Liam Thom

Re: 60mph

Apologies - force 10.

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Liam Thom
WTF?

60mph

The only reason why a 60mph wind had any publicity is because it landed over a very populated part of the USA. There is nothing exceptional about a force 11 hitting land just the reaction to it in the media.

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Google shreds Reader in new round of 'spring cleaning'

Liam Thom
Stop

iGoogle

They are killing that too. And that is really useful.

Not going to miss Google Reader - Thunderbird does the same job. Not fair for those that do use it though.

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GoDaddy gone, daddy: Websites go titsup in server assault

Liam Thom
FAIL

Foreign muck

Serves people right for not buying British.

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'Wireless charging' in Galaxy S4 will betray Samsung's best pal

Liam Thom
Stop

Frying of testicles

Does it come with aluminium gooly protection?

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This 320-gigapixel snap of London is size of Buckingham Palace

Liam Thom

Shame the sun didn't come out

Or is London always covered in cloud?

Good effort otherwise.

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Permafrost melt to boost atmospheric CO2 faster than thought

Liam Thom
Mushroom

Good to see...

...El Reg is prepared to write bollocks on both side of the argument.

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The Register: Our all-new app now available for Android

Liam Thom
Unhappy

Login

Little bit of a bugette in the password section.

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Solar undercuts coal in New Mexico

Liam Thom

Hydrogen

If everybody is driving round in cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells then it doesn't matter what time of day the electricity is generated, it can be used to create hydrogen.

If.

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Japan promised Ultra HD TV broadcasts two years early

Liam Thom
Thumb Up

I want it

and I want it now.

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Oh, those crazy Frenchies: Facebook faces family photo tax in France

Liam Thom
WTF?

All been done before.

Auberon Waugh proposed something similar years ago for tabloid newspapers.

He called it the Nipple Tax.

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Climate watch: 2012 figures confirm global warming still stalled

Liam Thom
Boffin

Global cooling

I hope the global warming fanatics are right. I am terrified the world might get colder.

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Bendy screens are the future, screams maker of bendy screens

Liam Thom

Could be useful

All this needs is some device that pulls the paper taut and presents it to the user in a vertical format.

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English Defence League website 'defaced, pwned' by hacktivists

Liam Thom
Joke

Deleted Facebook

If they have actually managed to delete a Facebook account then these guys are good. That's degree level stuff.

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Last month ties for WARMEST September on RECORD

Liam Thom
Alert

Trust

"but we'll trust the NCDC to have made the appropriate adjustments."

Why would we do that?

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US trounces UK in climate scepticism jibber-jabber

Liam Thom
Coat

Not good enough

We clearly have a lot of catching up to do with the USA.

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Ubuntu 12.10: More to Um Bongo Linux than Amazon ads

Liam Thom
Meh

Quantal Quetzal

Really?

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ICO sets cookie-law flouters deadline - to open an HTML editor

Liam Thom
FAIL

Crack down on this evil....

Something must be done about all these sodding pop-ups warning us about the bleeding obvious.

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UK cookie law compliance takes effect today

Liam Thom
Thumb Down

Re: Bloody annoying

Session parameters in a URL? Why would you use such a clumbsy tool when you could use an (almost) universally accecpted method of dropping a harmless text file on a user's computer?

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Facebook underwriters accused of hiding forecast

Liam Thom
Megaphone

No shit Sherlock

You wouldn't expect them to publish the truth given that anybody over the mental age of 6 can see this floatation was hugely over-valued.

Wonder if they will all end up like Alan Stamford.

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Will UK.gov crack down on itself for missing Cookie Law deadline?

Liam Thom
Stop

Behaving like Jonny Foreignor

Glad to see we are taking the same policy towards stupid European legislation as all the other victims of the EU - by basically ignoring it.

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Educating Rory: Are BBC reporters unteachable?

Liam Thom

Re: Err...

Anybody that says writing HTML from scratch isn't coding is just splitting hairs. Just because HTML is easy doesn't make it not code. You have to teach HTML before you can teach PHP or ASP anyway.

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Facebook IPO: Boom or bubble?

Liam Thom
FAIL

Friends Reunited

Facebook is the very definition of a financial bubble. It is overpriced, has tiny margins and its value is based on the expectation of continuing rapid future growth. I can see the share offering being a resounding success for six months and then a lot of investors realising they have bought vouchers for magic beans.

The internet is littered with failed social networks and even if Facebook is not one of them it is almost inconceivable that it will ever be producing enough profit to justify a £100bn capitalisation.

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YaCy takes on Google with open source search engine

Liam Thom
FAIL

Impressive

Searched for "web designers isle of wight" and got the Yell page for jewellers as the only result. They may need to tweak their algorithms just a fraction.

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Brussels: Water cannot be sold as remedy for dehydration

Liam Thom
WTF?

Good to know...

...our taxes continue to well spent.

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Naked vegans target Prince Harry over meaty 12-incher

Liam Thom
Mushroom

It's on the interwebs...

... so it must be true.

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Google will ignore your Wi-Fi router ... if you rename it

Liam Thom
Big Brother

Do I look bovvered?

Am very relaxed about Google harvesting this information. It makes Android satellite navigation one of the best at finding your position. And I do not broadcast my wi-fi name anyway.

However they would have much better publicity about the database of SSIDs if they hadn't "accidentally" sucked up all the internet data in the process. That was really naughty.

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Ofcom tarts up telco report with pretty coverage maps

Liam Thom
Meh

Congratulations

...on ticking a box.

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Google Maps API now costs $4 per 1,000 requests

Liam Thom
Unhappy

I said God Damn!

God damn the pusher man.

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Opera brings fondleslab-style reading to bog-standard web

Liam Thom
WTF?

Emperor's new clothes etc

Is there anything new that you couldn't do with tables 15 years ago? Or are they not cool enough?

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Local radio stations band together against DAB

Liam Thom
Stop

In its defence...

DAB good, FM good.

They are both working side by side now. Lots of choice. Why bugger it up and turn off the FM signal and deprecate a billion transistors? Let's just keep it as it is with FM filling the gaps and DAB providing a much better service where it is available.

The only change needed is extending the range of BBC stations on DAB.

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Go Daddy mass hack points surfers towards malware

Liam Thom

So not GoDaddy's fault then

Big boy done it and run away.

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Freesat ITV Player out of beta

Liam Thom
Coat

ITV?

Are they still going?

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Top level domain explosion could wreak MAYHEM on NET

Liam Thom
Boffin

What, all of them?

You want him to delete all the sans-serif fonts?

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Ubuntu seeks Android-packin' Windows deserters

Liam Thom
Megaphone

The beta is so fantastic...

...I switched to Mint.

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US Navy laser cannon used to set boat aflame

Liam Thom
Unhappy

frickin laser?

No "frickin laser" today? The Register is getting serious.

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Wind power: Even worse than you thought

Liam Thom
FAIL

However...

The electric cars you mention in the end of the article are the saviour of uncertain electricity production because, together with some cunning electronics, they allow batteries to be charged when there is a force 5. As long as people don't press the "I need to charge my car now and bugger the squirrels" button.

Also the whole point of a national grid is that you even power out over the whole country. It would be a very large high pressure system that stopped all wind in all of the United Kingdom including the off-shore wind farms.

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Dig deep! Radio asks taxpayers for blank cheque

Liam Thom
Badgers

Yes cars

Works very well in cars. Works well in houses too. And outside. No wi-fi needed.

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Natty Narwhal with Unity: Worst Ubuntu beta ever

Liam Thom
Stop

Freetard retard.

Didn't like Unity so went back to Gnome...

... with no clock and no entry signs for battery, Bluetooth and Wi-fi. And no icon to log out so I can go back to Unity.

Must not install beta versions. Must not install beta versions. etc.

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Pre-release Windows 8 code hits PC makers

Liam Thom
FAIL

It will be no good.

By the law of every second Microsoft OS is a turd, this one will be a turd.

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The desktop lifecycle: How long is it anyway?

Liam Thom
FAIL

I for one...

... think the studies quoted in the article are bunkum. If you keep the old software and hardware then you don't need to train people which has to be cheaper than new licenses, new boxes of chips and 10 days of Powerpoint presentations to teach people about the Office Ribbon.

Does the ecological effects of all this throwing away of perfectly good kit not get a mention?

Surely reconditioning and reformatting have to be the best way forward. Recession or otherwise. Do it for the polar bears.

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Gwyneth Paltrow rouses Discovery crew

Liam Thom

End of an era, etc

And then they can put the Space Shuttle in a museum next to the Harrier and Concorde and any other cutting edge technologies that have been discontinued and not replaced.

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Phantom Menace to be released in 3D next Feb

Liam Thom
Joke

Wait for it

Do you think they can do anything about the one dimensional acting?

Actually the CGI was a bit clunky. Bit of a remix can't hurt.

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Aussie advertisers call for more bloat in web ads

Liam Thom
WTF?

How big?

Quote: since the average Web page size is 1.3 MB

That's just wrong. According to Google in May last year it was 320kB.

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Sales show WinPho 7 off to a flying start

Liam Thom
FAIL

They're doomed...

...until they don't let the likes of HTC put their Interfaces over those boring squares.

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