* Posts by Howard Hanek

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Ding-dong, reality calling: iPhone slump is not Apple's doom

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Re: Buying for growth

The best Cooks are innovative, efficient, observe the seasons and use what's readily available. They are less concerned with the 'visual' experience than nourishment. Tim Cook would require a team of consultants, marketers, industrial designers and legal counsel to boil an egg.

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Because I Said So.....

Fickle Apple fanboys you have nothing to lose but your chains. Let someone market their products like Apple and we'll all witness the demise of another Oligarchy.

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US tech CEOs demand Congress programs US kids to be tech workers

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Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

Intel since 2010 has been granted 41K H1B visas and just announced they're laying off 40K, the vast majority of which are Americans.

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A perfect marriage: YOU and Ubuntu 16.04

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Clean Install

I performed a clean install on an old laptop with only one (1) minor glitch with Geary email. I switched to the default Thunderbird email client. I noticed the performance and stability improvement over Ubuntu 14 pretty quickly. So far so good and while I understand the security concerns about the new file system, in a mixed environment that developers run it makes things easier.

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China leaves Apple books, movies on the cutting room floor

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Oh My!

So no transgender superheroes for the Chinese? No series about murderous American Presidents throwing beautiful reporters onto the subway tracks? No incestuous brother sister fantasy epics?

HOW will they survive?

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Intel literally decimates workforce: 12,000 will be axed, CFO shifts to sales

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A Reprieve

I'm pushing back my projected date for the creation of the first Cylons ten years.......

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IBM shuffles units, axes staff, sees profit shrink

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Zombies

Zombie shows and movies are NOT popular with IBM'ers. It's too close to reality for them.

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Intel preps for layoffs: Chipzilla sharpens axe for deep job cuts

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Alternative Viewpoint

The campaign to eliminate child pornography may be partly responsible. Once the first batch of convicted felons are released in ten years or so we should see PC sales recover.

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Intel's XPoint emperor has no clothes, only soiled diapers

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Companies Don't Think Only About 'Faster'

Users should not expect that the equipment their employer recently purchased will be replaced any faster no matter how much 'better' ANY new technology is. All the frenetic marketing will accomplish little over the short term and will probably just bring Intel's results down.

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Symantec.cloud portal limps back online after day-long TITSUP

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History Repeats Itself

I'm beginning to see the correlation between Cloud vendors and 8th Century Vikings. They both started with RAIDS and ended up with entire DOMAINS.

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PC market shambling towards an unquiet grave

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The solution

....is an invasion by alien illiterates. Oh wait! Now I see WHY immigration policies have been so lax.

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EC cooking up rules change for aggressive tax avoiders

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Quick! We're Running Out of Other People's Money!

“Round up the usual suspects.”

The thirst for 'lost' revenue resembles a school of sharks scenting blood not far away.

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Google HQ evacuated

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Curious

I hope the intelligence people were able to plant all those bugs in time.

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London to Dover 'smart' road could help make driverless cars mainstream – expert

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Incapable

I don't think there's a government in the world today capable of creating anything 'Smart'. And those that THINK they can will witness the mayhem and chaos that thousands of 'Driverless' vehicles suddenly out of control because the system was hacked can create.

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Truly crap exhibition dumped on Isle of Wight

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Also a Waste of Humanity

Someone should ask themselves why, in the history of the world, no other generation looked upon excrement as art or left us their 'works' because they believed them to be the best of themselves.

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Hyper-converged prospects? Thanks to firm-gobbling habit and OEM deal, Dell has 3

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Hyper

In the world of IT 'Hyper' anything is synonymous with budget busting. I often wonder how many outsourced jobs were the result of buying 'Hyper' technology and the sudden need to pay those mounting costs.

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Just how close are Obama and Google? You won’t believe the answer

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Just a Coincidence

....and the creation of the 'Obama Foundation' ala the 'Clinton Foundation'.

No impropriety there I ASSure you.

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Brexit: Time to make your plans, UK IT biz

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I Was Looking Elsewhere....

.....and here I thought that giant Google Cloud about to envelope the Earth was the real threat......

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SEC chair blasts Silicon Valley for its hokey valuations

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Not a Horn

.....a magic wand developed by the scientists at Hogwarts.

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Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage

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It's THEIR Service Not YOURS

The philosophy of MS owns your machine not you came home in explicit terms when Windows 10 kept resetting assigned defaults to their products no matter what YOU want.

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Microsoft beefs up defences against Office macros menace

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Deja Vu

Didn't I see almost the exact same article in like? 1995? And didn't the default security settings for Office disable macros? And weren't there all kinds of problems with sharing documents containing macros? That must have been that other universe I crossed over from about that same time. The one where OS2 was the choice of business and Windows was for home use.

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Micro Focus spends $540m to add Serena its software brand museum

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The Lords of Cobol

Guiding those humans of the Twelve Colonies to a mythical place called Earth.....or something. The Cylons probably called their programming language Cobol which may account for why they never succeeded in destroying mankind.

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Hand in glove: Google and the US State Dept

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Mild Analogy

I'd replace 'glove' with 'condom'....

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Domino's trials trundling four-wheeled pizza delivery bot

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Proper Research Required

.....scientists have yet to determine the effects of 24/7 exposure to pepperoni for any system......

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Web ads are reading my keystrokes and I can’t even spel propperlie

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Ads

....have been with us since the Neolithic Age and probably accounts for those cave paintings in France.

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IBM wants to harden your 'data centre on wheels'. Yes, your car

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Right

My Japanese car built with electronics made in China? Shipped by an Indonesian flagged vessel? Harden THAT car?

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Former US anti-terror chief tears into FBI over iPhone unlocking case

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Civil Rights Denial by Proxy

Why pass laws then? What is the purpose of the government? A vehicle to oppress their people legally? Motivated by a desire to establish 'legally' the power to do so?

Is anyone else seeing what establishing a 'precedent' REALLY means?

The FBI is a law enforcement organization. Enforcement. Not part of the legislative branch.

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You say I mustn’t write down my password? Let me make a note of that

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I Have a Mind Like a Steel Trap

.......that always snaps closed just when I need something in there.......

I try to compose my passwords similar to something I'd like to say just before I die.........with a number and an upper case letter.....

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Feds tell court: Apple 'deliberately raised technological barriers' to thwart iPhone warrant

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When Will Apple Drop the Other Shoe?

......and make public the contents of HRC 'Private' email server?

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FBI says NY judge went too far in ruling the FBI went too far in forcing Apple to unlock iPhone

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Now They've Done IT

Usually you threaten someone when you say ".....now you've gone too far..."

Is it POSSIBLE that the FBI is threatening a judge? Does the FBI require a "Safe Space" and doesn't it sound like they're guilty of a micro aggression? I shudder to think that such an ENLIGHTENED Administration would be guilty of that.

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Eight in ten IBM Global Tech Services roles will be offshore by 2017

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A New Perspective

If you rotate the IBM logo 90 degrees left or right it's just a vertical line unrecognizable as anything, let alone a global IT behemoth. Most companies don't want to have there logos displayed that way but IBM seems intent on IT.

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Donald Trump promises 'such trouble' for Jeff Bezos and Amazon

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A Nest of True Radicals

Reading the bizarre comments against Trump my first thought was that Josef Stalin would have purged you all in 1937.

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Borked ESET antivirus update says entire web is too risky to browse

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Thank Goodness

I thought ESET had been acquired by a consortium of Nigerian scammers......

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My devil-possessed smartphone tried to emasculate me

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Welcome To Our Gender Neutral Society

Women should be up in arms over the competition to their emasculation monopoly

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Official: Toshiba pulls out of European consumer PC market

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My Third Choice

Dell, first for their design and ease of upgrade or repair; HP, second mainly because of price points and Toshiba third. Their designs seem to omit those little extras that come in handy but overall decent enough for commercial use.

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This program can detect if you're bored – which is going to make annoying ads, articles so much more annoying

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Methodology

Did the developer use his cat as a test subject? Should we order his immediate arrest?

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FBI v Apple spat latest: Bill Gates is really upset that you all thought he was on the Feds' side

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Diagnosis

If too much money can lead to mental illness then being mega rich guarantees it.

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IBM UK puts 1,352 Global Tech Services heads 'at risk'

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A Modest Proposal

Drop the 'B' in the logo. That should cut costs by a third and also indicate they're no longer in 'Business'

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US DoJ files motion to compel Apple to obey FBI iPhone crack order

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Oh Dear

It's election season and the Administration, who has been accused of being soft in their effort against terrorism, needs to flex its terrorism muscles and Tim Cook and Apple have been so supportive in the past.........so it makes good Kabuki. We even have a heroine who will save them all in Act III. Or something.

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Feds look left and right for support – and see everyone backing Apple

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Politics

Some things are best done quietly. The fact that this 'conflict' is public is that there's more to it than simply unlocking one terrorist's iPhone. The US wants carte blanche and Tim Cook, if he's to protect his high end market niche, just can't do that.

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Terrified robots will take middle class jobs? Look in a mirror

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America Is Safe

.....because the moonshiner's stills and the meth labs will always be manned by humans.

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America Is Safe

The moonshiner's stills and the meth labs will still be manned by humans........

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NetApp to chop 1,450 staffers from payroll, reveals revenue stumble

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Implosions

......are much more destructive than explosions. I mean, there's literally nowhere to go. Explosions cast bits about and some survive almost intact.

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Coding is more important than Shakespeare, says VC living in self-contained universe

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What's More Abstract Shakespeare or Code?

To virtually be or not to virtually be? The platform's the thing!

Wood, Linux what difference does it make?

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Computer Science grads still finding it hard to get a job

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Indian Computer Science Majors?

Who are native Indians and obtained their degree in India? Having a difficult time finding employment?

Really? Those charter jets to silicon valley are going home empty?

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San Francisco prepares to open source its voting system software

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Who Needs Steel?

Let's forge those chains electronically.

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Fleet of 4.77MHz LCD laptops with 8088 CPUs still alive after 30 years

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Toshiba

Really is amazing but they may be still in service when Toshiba gets out of the laptop business. They're already negotiating with Sony/Vaio on some sort of merger.

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Official UN panel findings on embassy-squatter released. Assange: I'm 'vindicated'

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The Great Vindicator

....or something. How DO you vindicate hyperbole? Only a GREAT vindicator can accomplish that!

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How many Surface power cords are a fire risk? 2.25 million in the US alone

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Microsoft's Shortage of Electrical Engineers

There ARE ways of designing an electronic device that minimize the dangers of a faulty power system with readily available components. It's NOT rocket science.

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Windows 10 will now automatically download and install on PCs

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Partnership

As one of millions of valued Microsoft Junior Partners we recommend that you..........

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