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A Norsified Linux for Windows and OS X wobblers

Lis 0r
Facepalm

Re: Bottom Dock/Panel

Cool story, bro. Ever considered that other people might use their computers differently?

Everything full screen, multiple monitors, Alt-Tab to task switch between the tasks in hand, and dive down to the hidden dock to pull up anything that's not been used in a while.

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80 PER CENT of app devs SUCK at securing your data, study finds

Lis 0r
Devil

Re: Another view...

Or maybe just a realistic impression of an average user, and why you should explicitly disallow such a password, or send both encrypted?

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Hackers' Paradise: The rise of soft options and the demise of hard choices

Lis 0r

An ignorant rant - reminded me of A-level computing: grossly out of date, irrelevant, and unwilling to update.

The author didn't know whether modern processor had all these stone age memory management techniques? Here's an idea - use the internet, and look it up! Of course they've got all that gubbins, it's just malicious hackers are a good deal sneakier than the friendly people who might attack a 60s mainframe.

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REGULAR FISTING is GOOD for your HEALTH, says respected surveyor

Lis 0r

A fist bump is for when you say something intensely cutting or amusing, as a mutual show of respect. It'd be wasteful to use it as a mere greeting.

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Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays

Lis 0r
Facepalm

TL;DR:

"AM OLD. CAN'T COPE. LOL D:"

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Bloodthirsty Apple fanbois TEAR OPEN new Macbook, bare its guts to world+dog

Lis 0r
Trollface

Yeah, nice one grandad

Next you'll be complaining it doesn't have a gramophone slot for your olde timey vinyl.

DVDs were obsolete the moment it was less hassle to download a film you owned off TPB than it was to pull it off the shelf behind you and wrangle the tele into playing it.

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'iPhone 6' survives FRENZIED STABBING. Truly, it is the JESUS Phone

Lis 0r
Boffin

Re: On sapphire...

Blendtec blades are actually dull already - they combine high power, high speed to bludgeon the contents to itty-bitty pieces. Looking at one of their jugs, it breaks pretty much every rule of blender design, but still induces a head-slapping "why wasn't this obvious?!" response.

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Google spaffs $50 MILLION on 'get girls coding' campaign

Lis 0r

Re: Encouragement?

Where I work is great - it's the industry at large that's full of tossers. If you can't understand within about 10 seconds of reading the slashdot comments why no minority would want to work in tech, then you're probably part of the problem.

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Lis 0r
Trollface

Re: Encouragement?

As a female coder, I'll tell you for free that the most off putting thing getting here was the people already doing it. Not only is it a complete sausage party, but it's full of libertarian, fedora-wearing douchebags. HTH, HAND, etc.

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Women are too expensive to draw and code – Ubisoft

Lis 0r

Re: non story

" I don't remember being able to play a man in Tomb Raider..."

No, you got to play as a male w*nk fantasy instead.

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Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

Lis 0r
Facepalm

Re: Gender

308 people right now, according to the *poll*.

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Lis 0r

Gender

Shame El Reg didn't consider asking gender in the poll would be relevant, given how many have found it hilarious.

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Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the WORST

Lis 0r

Obvious solution - disallow human driving.

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Graphics pros left hanging as Adobe Creative Cloud outage nears 24 hours

Lis 0r
Trollface

Re: A storm in a tea cup

The GIMP resynthesizer plugin does the same thing as Content Aware. It also did it before Photoshop did.

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OpenSSL Heartbleed: Bloody nose for open-source bleeding hearts

Lis 0r
Gimp

Re: The real problem is C

ADA!

After Mistress has kicked the 10 shades of shit out of you and your miserable poor excuse for some source, she might deign to generate a binary from your code.

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Amazon is decompiling our apps in security gaffe hunt, says dev

Lis 0r
Unhappy

No hacking!

It's pretty dark days for education if decompiling and disassembling is truly frowned upon.

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PM Cameron leaps aboard Internet of Thingies

Lis 0r
Headmaster

Re: beats me...

I think you mean "+++ATDT"

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Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad

Lis 0r
Stop

Re: Why Do Apple Think They're Different?

How do you know how valuable the data on the iPad is without analysing all of it?

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Github brews text editor for developers

Lis 0r
Mushroom

Re: I'll stick with sh & vi, thank you.

Wouldn't know, I write RTOSen for a living. Rarely surface long enough to deal with users.

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Lis 0r

Re: I'll stick with sh & vi, thank you.

It's probably something to do with how both vi and emacs are old, unpleasant, user hostile programs used as a masochistic rites of passage by wannabe UNIX nerds.

If I need to prove how big my cock is, I'll get it out of the night stand and bludgeon you round the head with it. For everything else, I'll use sublime text and actually get some work done.

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Battle of Bletchley Park: TNMOC chief calls for review of museums' Mexican standoff

Lis 0r

Wuh?

Does anyone visit Bletchley for the dry and boring war museum? TNMOC is the jewel in the crown - the rest takes about half an hour to look around tops. I can only imagine breaking the link must have decimated their visitor numbers.

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Steelie Neelie 'shocked' that EU tourists turn mobes off when abroad

Lis 0r
Trollface

Re: There are other reasons for not using a phone on holiday

Cool story, Grandad. Some people just ignore/block the pesterers for the duration, and make their tech work for *them*.

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Object to #YearOfCode? You're a misogynist and a snob, says the BBC

Lis 0r
Trollface

Keep the kids dumb!

Means job security and more pay for the rest of us.

Though more seriously, this seems like a "patriotic" way of trying to bring down programmer wages to equal those of our far eastern brethren, for the benefit of no one but the corporate behemoths.

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Apple's Hacker Princess dumps fruity firm for Elon Musk's Tesla

Lis 0r
Facepalm

Re: Interesting, but

"I fully agree, but I guess when you have someone who blogs to the world about a supposedly intimate/personal experience, they really don't want it to be a personal thing."

Ever considered that *you* might not be the intended audience? Perhaps it's for those thinking of following in her footsteps?

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Audiophiles: These Wi-Fi speakers have a stereo drift of less than 25μs – good enough for you?

Lis 0r

Re: Caskeid – pronounced "cascade"

Google, the trademark office registry, and focus groups :P

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Carl Icahn: I don't want to fight with Tim... but I will

Lis 0r
Mushroom

Icahn

He represents everything that's wrong with stock market based capitalism.

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The micro YOU used in school: The story of the Research Machines 380Z

Lis 0r

RM Nimbus

The original Nimbus machines were crazy - One of the few uses of the 80186, came with a weird version of Windows (2.33 I think), and had a crazy graphics architecture that was somewhat similar to the BBC micro, allowing them to run a BBC BASIC interpreter.

Even the 386 machines weren't simple clones - I remember getting into trouble for reconfiguring one to run in 386 Enhanced mode instead of the default Standard mode, which broke it terribly.

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Apple's Hacker Princess really needs to stay away from Idaho cops

Lis 0r
FAIL

Stay classy El Reg

Because, of course, her previous name was a vital detail for this story...

Oh, no, wait, it was just offensive sensationalism and troll bait.

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Want to go to billionaire Sun kingpin's beach? Hope you're a strong swimmer

Lis 0r
Megaphone

OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ! RAVE TIME!

Sounds like the ideal location!

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Thorium and inefficient solar power? That's good enough for me

Lis 0r
Thumb Up

H2 +2O2 -> 2H2O

Feed your hydrogen cracker with sea water, and you can have it double as a desalination plant, solving two problems at once.

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I, for one, welcome our robotic communist jobless future

Lis 0r
Trollface

If you can't think of ways of engaging the grey matter without a day job, then you're probably not in that much need of the exercise anyway.

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Peak Apple: Has ANYONE at all ordered a new iPhone 5c?

Lis 0r
Trollface

Cheaper alternatives

I know, I'll save a little money, and suck all the joy out of the experience.

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Headmaster calls cops, tries to dash pupil's uni dreams - over a BLOG

Lis 0r

Re: Twas ever thus

These higher apprenticeships sound amazing: like a degree level qualification, but without the certification, so you can't leave when you get sick of your owners! Must save these companies a bundle in H&R!

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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2013: Windows struggles in Boot Camp

Lis 0r
Trollface

What was it like to ride dinosaurs?

Still using optical media, eh, Grandad? If you'd dragged yourself kicking and screaming into the early noughties, you'd have saved yourself a lot of trouble by using an ISO.

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Fitbit Flex wristband: What to wear out when wearing yourself out

Lis 0r
FAIL

Re: Why?

Cool Story, Bro.

Maybe this device is not aimed at you?

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Google forks WebKit, promises faster, leaner Chrome engine

Lis 0r
Trollface

Embrace and extend?

So presumably this isn't embrace and extend because it's the worlds biggest advertising agency, rather than Microsoft, doing it?

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Bacon sarnies can kill: Official

Lis 0r
Trollface

HeLa

Tell Henrietta Lacks that death is inevitable!

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Rid yourself of Adobe: New Firefox 19.0 gets JAVASCRIPT PDF viewer

Lis 0r
Thumb Up

Chrome

There's also the option of a chrome plugin if you build it from source.

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Ex-Doctor Who babe Karen Gillan touts dodgy diet pills in twit gaffe

Lis 0r
Facepalm

It's so easy

GO GO AUTISTIC FAT NAZIS!

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Belgian finds missus was born a MAN after 19 YEARS of marriage

Lis 0r
FAIL

Re: This is sad

Do you even know what a transsexual is? What on earth makes you think they'd revert?

Like any woman who'd had her reproductive organs ripped out, without pills she'd slowly die of an early menopause.

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Lis 0r
Go

Re: "Or, you know, not being a prejudiced caveman: 211.5 men, and 10.5 women."

Yes, then I read the linked article, which stated they were all male-to-female.

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Lis 0r
Boffin

Re: Does ? have a Y chromosome ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androgen_Insensitivity_Syndrome says differently.

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Lis 0r
Facepalm

Re: IT Angle

You've done a chromosome assay to ensure that none of them have intersex conditions, then?

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Lis 0r

Re: IT Angle

Or, you know, not being a prejudiced caveman: 211.5 men, and 10.5 women.

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Lis 0r
IT Angle

Eh?

Beyond the mere lack of IT angle, this seems pretty tawdry and insensitive...

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WTF is... VoLTE

Lis 0r
Trollface

"She was born in the 80s, she still uses her phone as a phone!"

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Apple MacBook Pro 13in

Lis 0r
FAIL

That's the side, not the back. The back is all hinge.

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Door creaks and girl farts: computing in the real world

Lis 0r
Trollface

What's it like to live in the distant past, Grampa Dabbs?

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Girl Geek Dinner lady: The IT Crowd is putting schoolgirls off tech

Lis 0r
FAIL

O rly?

I think Girl Geek Dinners are putting women off being in IT, given that while there's loads of Twitter Consultants, and managers who look after techies, and other fluff, there's nary an engineer to be found in attendance.

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Twitter bird reborn to the sound of whalesong

Lis 0r
Trollface

*bang*

Anyone up for a remake of duckhunt with the new logo?

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