* Posts by Howard Hanek

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The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware

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Look at the bright side

In 5000 years archaeologists will puzzle over this variant technology and compare it to the differences between Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens

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Microsoft's Windows Phone folly costs it another billion dollars

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Finland

Dear MS Board of Directors: You could have purchased the entire nation of Finland for what was lost on Nokia and at least have gone a long way to establishing a monopoly on reindeer to show for it.

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Soft in the Head

Purely from a business philosophy and cultural perspective MS 'is' soft in the head. They should stick to soft things. Their record with hard things is abysmal.

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Ding ding: IBM rings bell for round two of job cuts at GTS

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Upper Management Requirement

Top tier IBM managers are required to have the ability to say 'you're fired' in twenty six languages.

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Tech support locker scam poses as failed Microsoft Update

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Backups Are Important

.....and necessary today.

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CIA says it 'accidentally' nuked torture report hard drive

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Hey! If Every Clout Heavy Pol Can Lie We Can Too!

.....let's go to the video tape then shall we?

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The Windows 10 future: Imagine a boot stamping on an upgrade treadmill forever

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Another 'Benefit' of Windows 10

...so the customers pay for all the testers MS layed off and they make Windows 10 more profitable for them in the future?

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IBM invents printer that checks for copyrights

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Another Theory

....or they're jealous of HPs cartridge expiration business model and found another method to dip into the customer's pockets.

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Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise salute EU flag, blast Brexiteers

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Right

So MS is going to take Office365 offline for a few more days and HP is going to accelerate the expiration date of their printer cartridges IF you vote for Brexit? I see. The world is terrified of their retribution......or something.

I suspect those things will happen no matter what the outcome of the referendum.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise hiring temps to cover for redundancies - sources

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The Corporate Pointy Head Sharpner Requires Maintenance

Antonyms for (adjective) Strategic

Main entry: strategic

Definition: highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war

Usage: a strategic chess move; strategic withdrawal; strategic bombing missions

Antonyms: unimportant

Definition: not important

Usage: a relatively unimportant feature of the system; the question seems unimportant

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Help! We're being crushed, cry billionaire cable giants

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Crony Capital Fat Cats Are Spoiled Too

What's the use of having a Monopoly when no one wants your product anymore? They want their users attached to them like they're attached to the government by giant blood sucking tentacles.

By the way, I have an idea for a new hit reality show. Kim Kardasian undergoing liposuction for a month.

Interest will guarantee to fade or your money back.

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China's new rules may break the internet warns US government

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Oh Yea, Right

....and impact global warming, income inequality, the share price of APL and the Summer Olympics in Brazil. I think they OWN Brazil now as a matter of fact.

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We're calling it: World hits peak Namey McNameface

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Improve Natural Language?

I remember thirty (30) years ago working on a natural language interface for a database system and all the 'problems', 'nuances', and general garbage that made it unsatisfactory. Garbage in, garbage out.

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Motion Picture Ass. of America to guard online henhouse

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Business Philosophy

I imagine the MPAA has come up with something similar to the Nazi's 'final solution' but are handicapped by the lack of funding to build the camps. If Britain is talking about a ten year sentence for pirating we're not far off are we?

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FBI director claims that videoing police is causing crime uptick

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Baltimore - Chicago

Oh, that's why crime is up especially in those places. It's not because they really, really WANT to crucify a few to 'encourage' the others.

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Researcher arrested after reporting pwnage hole in elections site

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....and in other news

I have a feeling this has more to do with hiding existing and future voter fraud than bringing a hacker to 'justice'.

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Brit polar vessel christened RRS Sir David Attenborough

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A Big Mistake

The penguins, reading the name, will hold it captive until the BBC agrees to air an eighteen hour, seven day special on the eradication of Killer Whales.

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UK govt admits it pulled 10-year file-sharing jail sentence out of its arse

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Fiscal Responsibility

.....seems to be totally absent. WHAT is the cost per annum for incarceration compared to the money damages copyright holders suffer? It seems to be so out of proportion that Draconian hardly describes the penalty.

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Intel has driven a dagger through Microsoft's mobile strategy

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Plan B

Oh wait? There IS no Plan B! Back to the tin cans with the strings but the design department have made the cans so attractive. Sky Blue with a great hologram logo.

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US data suggests Windows 10 adoption in business is slowing

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Re: Oh Dear

MS 'improves' Windows the way a dominatrix 'improves' her services.

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Oh Dear

Despite MSs best efforts the iron fist within the velvet glove has been exposed too frequently.

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Who you callin' stoopid? No excuses for biz intelligence's poor stats

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Stoopid?

No. That whole slavish devotion to Samuel Johnson/Dictionary thing is stoopid.....

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Intel loses its ARM wrestling match, kicks out Atom mobe chips

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Cave Paintings

I think they found the original schematics as a Neolithic cave painting in southeastern France.

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Revenue or Power?

The lens through which government sees ALL things.

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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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