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31 posts • joined 2 Mar 2009

Microsoft offloads heap of critical fixes in 'ugly' Patch Tuesday

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Uh, when I upvote... CAN YOU JUST REFRESH THE PAGE WITH THE UPVOTE TALLY INCEMENTED!!!

#GOML

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Not all data encryption is created equal

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Black Helicopters

Security achieved!!!

Thank God for the expertise of the author and the deep contributions of the expert commenters!!!

Now the picture of me from my 45th birthday party that resides on my NAS has NO chance of falling in to the hands of the Russins (no?) Poles (not them either?) Afghans(really?! not them either???) Americans!!!

Do you guys have any idea what would happen if that picture got out?!?!? I'm going to encrypt it; right after I share it publicly unencrypted on Google+

I AM IN CONTROL!!! (And 40 other myths.)

Maj. Anthony Nelson, USAF

Or

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Forget tax bills, here's how Google is really taking us all for a ride

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FAIL

Are you high???

Wait. You're suggesting carving, ehem, 'bundling' my internet content like my FORMER cable company bundled channel packages? The one where I want 7 channels but HAVE TO BUY 3-FREAKING-HUNDRED CHANNELS?!?!?!?

That's the whole reason for the cut the cord movement. I PROUDLY and with great fiscal responsibility no longer subscribe - indenture myself - to CTV.

ARE YOU HIGH?!?!?!?!?

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Lenovo forced to expand 'flaming' PC recall

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Re: Foxconn Rebrander sets fire to tables

Lenovo was never 'the' manufacturer of ThinkPads for IBM and further it bought the entire PCD (Personal Computing Division) from IBM, not just the brand. That consisted of the people, the processes, the brand, the logo and other typical business assets e.g. real estate, dies, machinery, intellectual property etc.

In order to to avoid a hard stop of manufacturing and to ease the customer transition, Lenovo was grated limited license to continue to use the "Eight Bar Rainbow" version of the IBM logo for a set period of time after legal consideration was made between Lenovo and IBM. Lenovo did not use the full allotment of that window.

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Plus is king now: Google shutters more products

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They mean king at Mountainview; referring to the urgency of integrating social into all of their offerings.

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AMD loses marketing boss

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FAIL

3 Minutes

I was about as impressed with the 3 Minute Mentor Site as my wife is with my 3 minute performances.

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Google+ inertia sets in at Chocolate Factory

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Meh

Stop the processors!

Is el Reg insinuating that people at the top don't get it?! WHY. I. NEVER Have heard such rubbish!!!

I'm seriously considering starting a consulting firm that specializes in outsourcing CxO level positions to "competents".

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MySQL.com breach leaves visitors exposed to malware

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Trollface

Equal rights for women - NOW!

"...speculated the site was infected after a MySQL developer was compromised and had his password stolen."

I am tired of women being speculatively overlooked for their contributions. Please change the pronoun to, "her".

I got your back ladies!

Jim

(satire. save the slings and arrows for someone evil that is empowered to wreak havoc with their small mind. Mine is only used for entertainment purposes.)

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Google+ offers new 'Ignore' feature

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How it verx...

You only see your stream. Yes, your stream is comprised of other folks' published content, but unless Bob reshares all of Joe's content then you haven't described a problem. Further, Joe may not even allow for his content to be reshared. Out of thousands of posts and replies to date, I think I've reshared < 10 pieces of content and certainly not from the same source.

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Trollface

Where is...

Where is the +1 button you vultures?

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Google's Facebook: It rocks, but who cares?

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Thumb Down

You don't get it

The discomfort with using fb has nothing to do with electrons.

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Google+ disk space cockup creates notification spam-storm

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Go

All is well

I just dropped a 1ZB thumb drive off at the front desk. They're good.

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Google Cr-48: Inside the Chrome OS 'unstable isotope'

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Black Helicopters

Wonders...

...how many authors/conspiracy theorists herein that are worried about trust and their data on other people's clouds are running their own e-mail servers in their domiciles?

<sarc>

I guess that's different.

</sarc>

Jimbodidium

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Thinking differently

I believe part of the reason Google gets static is because they unapologetically use failure as a means of discovery. Nexus 1 distribution model, Wave, (Android or Chrome; pick one 'cause one's going to die) etc.

It is hard to wrap your head around this concept in when we've created a consumerist environment that prizes only instant, perfect exceeded expectations and punishes mere goodness.

This is the bounty of uber-profitability. It guarantees constant iterative progress with yummy milestones along the way.

So often failures are used as arrows; what a dis-incentive to persistence. Google's found the magic in harvesting and mining failure as the building blocks for success.

(Did this come across too obviously as a job wanted ad? Excuse me while I Google "cheating on MENSA puzzles"...)

Jim Preis

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WikiLeaks' Assange to be indicted for spying 'soon'

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Go

Explanation for you

First, I'm an Assange fan.

OK, Woodward and Bernstein uncovered illegal activity executed by the RNC (sanctioned by Tricky Dick himself), specifically the Watergate Break-in. They revealed illegal activity.

Wikileaks and by proxy Assange is publishing classified/secret information. IF he were a US citizen, he would be charged with espionage or the like. In this case he has broken a US law, BUT the point is moot as US Law doesn't apply to non-US citizens (at least not at this moment...)

So the difference is night and day.

I'm a male American. And hypothetically if I were a cross-dresser, I would keep my size 32 Hello Kitty thong more secure than the US Gvt. keeps its classified docs. But hey - just today the military has prohibited removable media from its super secret network... on days that don't end in "Y".

Hugs - with reeeeeeeeaaaallllly long arms (we all have 'em in the US),

Jim "God Help US" Preis

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WP7 vs Android: a struggle for supremacy

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Dead Vulture

Please help me get poor performance

I've been trying to load the Fragmentation Ninja app but can't find it on the Android Market? Same thing with the Angry Poor Performance Burds app. No where to be found.

Can someone help me find these?

Until I do, I'll have to put up with a fully customizable phone (my Droid X) that - as a customer, uh the people that finance the whole enchilada - does everything I want it to do, how I want it to do it and with Z.E.R.O. lag.

I just won't be satisfied until I find this fragmentation and poor performance I keep hearing about.

Damn. Missed Guy Fawkes day again!

Jim

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Why Microsoft is Acorn and Symbian is the new CP/M

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WTF?

Kilimanjaro, Everest

"Android works great for some, but others discover their shiny new handsets simply won't download applications from the Marketplace or refuse to pick up a 3G signal, though others have no such problems."

Are you higher than me?

Jim

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Steve Jobs chucks Apple server biz from pram

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Pint

A or B

Step 1: Assume Apple is hairy.

Step 2: Rip the bandaid off fast.

Step 3: Move on.

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No wonder CompSci grads are unemployed

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Agree

It follows logically that garbage collection would be alien if all the CS grads are using Java as the lubricant to degree achievement.

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Java guru quits over Oracle 'disregard'

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Git while the gittin's good

Dear JCP ASF members -

Leaving the JCP now makes more of a statement than waiting for the roadmap where you'll be taunted and tempted by shiny objects to dangle about for a while longer while your fire loses its heat.

Now or never folks.

Jim

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Google shocks world with unthreaded Gmail

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Megaphone

Mark my words...

Unthreaded GMail will be a requirement for a new feature within (shakes magic 8 ball...) 11 months.

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Adobe reignites Flash on iOS

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Terminator

You were so close

Wasn't there something about an antenna issue...?

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Google Slides away from Wave FAIL with social network buy

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blinding glimpse of the obvious

I just noticed that Schmidt's lenses were the o's and his ear was the second g in the graphic.

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Steve Jobs death-grips iPhone 4 reality

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Heart

educate me please

What is an "ass clown"? And no, I do not have a mirror handy.

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Apple's iPhone 4 denial: insulting or ignorant?

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Welcome

Send the check to...?

Who do I send my check to? Apple, The Reg or the Reg Readers? This is by FAR more entertaining than cable TV, streaming video, writing marginal code and it comes close to internet porn, no pun intended.

I GOT IT!!! The ultimate mashup: Apple engineers in little dorm rooms (Faraday cages perhaps?) with webcams where I could - as a voyeur - watch them squirm while trying to respond to reason and refute Newton's laws. Yeah. I'd toss a few quid at that subscription.

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Googlegate: Mapping a scandal of global proportions

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IT Angle

How many years in IT???

"It is absurd to suggest that the development team would then create software outside the boundaries of those specifications." Not only is it not absurd, it is so common, they give it a formal name, "goldplating".

Maybe you'll find out in year 16 what the rest of your Technical Project Management bretheren have known since PM 101.

Not encrypting your WiFi AND broadcasting your SSID is like walking down the street naked and then complaining when people look askew.

Now excuse me. I have sit-ups to do.

Jim Preis

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge

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Alert

Core Rection

The Active Protection senses ACCELERATION not shock and locks the HDD heads.

Take that and rewind it back. Little Jimmy got the scoop so da headies don't slap!

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Why you subsidize Google's Soviet-style Net

Jim Preis
Black Helicopters

It doesn't end there...

Although Google didn't leave the starting blocks until 1997, I'm pretty sure they were behind the staged lunar landings in '69 as well.

Pretty sure that my hair loss is also attributable to SupaG, but I need to build the rationale for that. WIll forward when complete.

Keep up the good work - Maroons!

Love,

Jim

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Police cuff citizens for videotaping arrests

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Big Brother

Welcome...

...to Unamerica.

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Dell intros 'smallest' desktop PC made with desktop parts

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It matters

Context of this post is size only. IBM did this in 2003/4. What made it cool back then was we could say with integrity that it was the size of the phone book. Yes, we used notebook/slimline optical drives and other non desktop HW but WGAF? I should know I was the Tech Proj Manager for the team that delivered the 945G version of this to the market place. I have one nine feet behind me that my son still uses.

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Apple overhauls MobileMe

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Consider for a moment...

Cycling chooses to put its issues with doping out there for the world to see in the name of eradicating drugs from the sport. Professional baseball, soccer, football, cricket, hockey are years behind in what will be the same process should their bollocks ever re-emerge from the roid imposed shrinkage.

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