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AMD dangles 64-bit ARM code developer kit over, well ... developers

Tom 64

Feeds and speeds?

If AMD has kept the power consumption very low, I think they will make a killing on these.

Also I wonder if they threw in come GCN cores.

Anybody have more info?

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Oracle: You wanted SQL on Hadoop? How about SQL on Hadoop and SQL ON NOSQL?

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Sounds like a 'look, me too!' endeavour.

Apache Hive actually already allows you to do most SQL operations on data in HDFS, and is enough for our analysis needs. Being able to join on data not in HDFS does however sound interesting.

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D-Wave to bust 1,000-qubit barrier with new quantum compute device

Tom 64

If it looks like a charlatan...

and quacks like a charlatan...

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KA-BOOOM! Boffins blow up mountain to make way for telescope

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wot?

No video?

I thought the whole thing was going to be filmed?

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Brits to vote: Which pressing scientific challenge should get £10m thrown at it?

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Re: Science education...

On homeopathy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dFYfeADX7g

This always makes me laugh

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Sony nanotechnicians invent magnetic tape that stores 148 Gb per square inch

Tom 64

Applicable to HDD?

If you can whack this tech on an HDD, I'll take one.

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Fresh evidence Amazon is ARMing its huge cloud against Intel et al

Tom 64

ARM on AWS

If Amazon are rolling their own servers, they'll likely be testing it out on their own operations first before punting it to the public. As an AWS user, I'd be happy to run my code on ARM.

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Space station astronauts pop outside to replace crippled computer

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It looks suspiciously like an AE-35 unit

HAL: I've just picked up a fault in the AE35 unit. It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.

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Windows XP is finally DEAD, right? Er, not quite. Here's what to do if you're stuck with it

Tom 64

Re: "Anyone else getting bored of stories about XP updates stopping?"

@SineWave242

Linux patch management is dependent on the distro, and your argument for everyone moving to linux is flawed by your own rationale; if everyone moves to linux, that will be the hackers next target.

Heavens then we will have rabid microsoft fanboys extolling the virtues of their safehaven operating system.

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The... Windows... XPocalypse... is... NIGH

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Re: Just upgraded the last of my xp machines,

"XP at home, one PC too old so just risking it."

No, don't do that. As someone else pointed out, you're risking it becoming part of someone else's botforest, and that can hurt everyone, not just you.

If it can run XP, it can run some lightweight linux. Look into it.

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Driver drama delays deep desert XP upgrade

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I warned you about drivers!

But had you listened, this would have been a far less entertaining, and shorter read.

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The Reg's desert XP-ocalypse aversion plan revealed

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Drivers!

If there is any obscure hardware at all, you are probably going to want to take a pre-downloaded copy of the W7 drivers for it.

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Hey Linux newbie: If you've never had a taste, try perfect Petra ... mmm, smells like Mint 16

Tom 64

If you really want fast on a netbook...

Go for a distro that uses openbox.

I installed archbang linux on mine, its twice as fast as LMDE, is bang upto date and I've never looked back.

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Google's new cloud CRUSHES Amazon in RAM battle

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Useful, yes

I'd love to read a piece on how the control panels compare between the big three. I'm currently an AWS user and their web based interfaces can be frustrating.

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That toolbar you downloaded is malware? Tough, read the EULA

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jhProtominer

jhProtominer doesn't mine bitcoin, but a precursor for bitshares.

The work this does on your CPU cannot really be done on a GPU, but the resulting protoshares can be traded for BTC at an exchange.

Do your research before starting a flame war.

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DEATH-PROOF your old XP netbook: 5 OSes to bring it back to life

Tom 64

You really should

Check out archbang linux. Its the best distro I've tried by far for my ageing netbook.

Fast and bang up to date.

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Brit graphene maker poised to go public: Yes, wonder stuff WILL float

Tom 64

Two questions

- How toxic is it?

- How recyclable is it?

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Volvo: Need a new car battery? Replace the doors and roof

Tom 64

Crash safety

The solution to this is simple. If a certain amount of deceleration is detected in the event of an accident, have some explosive bolts forcibly eject your roof, door and bonnet panels.

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OUCH: Google preps ad goo injection for Android mobile Gmail app

Tom 64

I'm already considering jumping on this news alone.

DO NOT WANT.

Time for a *shudder* Windoze mobe?

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Massively leaked iFail 5S POUNDS pundits, EXCITES chavs

Tom 64

Re: What IS new

"I just wish HTC would copy Samsung and add a micro SD slot to their HTC One, I really liked the look of the phone until I found it had no slot"

Next time you swing by Japan, pick one up. They are sold WITH micro SD slots here.

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New! Yahoo! logo! shows! Marissa! Meyer's! personal! touch!

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Is it just me,

or is that purple colour just ghastly?

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SMART Storage: Super DIMM sum adds up to tasty flash soup

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Fantastic bit of kit

Where do I hand over my cash?

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Infinite loop: the Sinclair ZX Microdrive story

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These were great

I must have had a good one, it was a joy to use and far faster at loading games than from tape (thanks to the interface 1 I had).

Thanks for the trip down memory lane, reg =)

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Agile development may be taught in Australian High Schools

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WTF?

I learned about token ring networks in school. Useful knowledge now.

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'Apple is not going to change,' new boss says

Tom 64
Coffee/keyboard

ugh

I think i'm going to puke

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Samsung Galaxy S II dual core Android smartphone

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Pint

Bettery

2.3.3 Sucked the life out of my N1, but improved a lot with 2.3.4.

When this handset gets 2.3.4, I expect the battery to perform better

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New 3D displays use falling water drops as 'voxels'

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Coat

Three words...

Trade show gimmick.

And who the heck wants to get wet (and not in a good way) while interacting with their computer?

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Power line tech could crash aircraft and shut down the Archers

Tom 64
Coffee/keyboard

Civil aviation threat? Please

I think that guy should take his little handheld radio set, jump out of an airplane from 10,000 feet, then test to see if there is interference from PLN devices in the CA band while he's free-falling..

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Is that a Wi-Fi media server in your pocket?

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good stuff...

All they need to do is add an FM transmitter for the car, and I'll be sold!

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Google geek slammed over XP exploit

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Badgers

tested...

In Opera you at least get a prompt, but IE8 just goes ahead and runs it!

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Prisoner of iTunes - the iPad file transfer horror

Tom 64
Grenade

Well...

"So a machine at either end it is, with the iPad in the middle and the Air for trips. And we'll see how we do on those file transfer..."

... or you could just buy a couple of cheap PC's, and an android tablet, saving yourself a couple of thousand quid, getting things done quicker and not looking like a chump in the process?

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Unarmed Royal Navy destroyers: French missiles blamed

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Megaphone

w2000

Personally I find it quite amusing they are running w2k on these shits (whoops, I mean ships). I suppose at least w2k is a very well understood operating system and you can bet the networks will be very well hardened with help from a special Microsoft contract at taxpayers expense. Still I'd laugh if these ships caught the blaster worm ;)

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Apple iPad

Tom 64

Get that crap outta here...

If someone made one that runs Windows 7 for a similar price I'd have one.

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Gizmodophone may have forced Jobs' hand

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Jobs Horns

Gotta admit,

...the I phone 4G seen on Giz. was a rather sweet looking piece of kit, even though I'd never buy one due to Job's unethical business practices.

Can't see any reason why it shouldn't have ~500Mb of RAM onboard tho, after all the Nexus One has 512Mb RAM.

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ConLibs leave open question over net surveillance

Tom 64
Joke

ConLibs?

ConDems, please...

I'll get my coat

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Mozilla spills plan for, yes, Firefox 4

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Pint

64-bit?

Wonder why they feel the need to port to 64 bit?

I guess it's so FF can gobble even more of my memory! I once caught it eating 1.5Gb on my dev rig!

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'Beauty with antimatter bottom' created out of pure energy

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excellent

Keep 'em coming Lewis

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Google Street View logs WiFi networks, Mac addresses

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Alert

Why are they doing this?

simple answer - geolocation - so they can punt more relevant 'local' ads at you and get a quicker fix on your location in google maps on your phone.

Wouldnt be surprised if they did this in every country.

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Google Nexus One

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Great bit of kit

I ordered one from the states as soon as I could. Its a fantastic device and I've been very happy with it. Despite what the reviewer says, there are some good and useful apps out there for it, and some fiendishly addictive games.

My only annoyance is the lack of an EQ in the music player.

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Guinness to hit three quid a pint

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FAIL

welcome back...

...to rip off Britain, where the recession is a new excuse to squeeze, squeeze and then squeeze some more money from the population.

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Ghost of Gates' tablet haunts Microsoft's future

Tom 64

You could be wrong.

I wouldn't discount this so quickly. I thought these looked great, and if the price is right, I'd have one to replace my now ageing netbook in a flash!

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Apple cult leader emails outside world

Tom 64
Jobs Horns

Serious loss of credibility

This is coming from a man who has just received someone else's liver, talking to a loyal stockholder, customer and somebody that has contributed in perhaps even an indirect way to his own personal wealth.... You'd have thought he would have learned some gratitude by now, instead of making this demand.

What he should have wrote was this:

'Obviously I had no idea of the predicament our legal team had put you in. I understand your situation and will make sure that the case gets dropped immediately. Yours kindly, Steve Jobs'

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Microsoft howls as Google turns IE into Chrome

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Right browser for the job

I use lots of different browsers for different reasons:

IE for the legacy intranet stuff - IE8 is actually quite decent

FF for firebug - the best web dev plugin

Chrome on my netbook because its by far the fastest with the smallest 'chrome' - but I'd NEVER trust it with my passwords.

Opera for casual browsing (inbuilt ad blocking) and passworded sites.

Job done.

The only browser I don't use is Safari - this is massive bloatware and an enormous resource hog on windows.

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Nokia brandishes superfluous Booklet

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Welcome

Hello Mr. Happy

Thats rather negative. By all accounts this looks to be a half decent product. Nokia's engineers arent to be laughed at. I'm curious what HD ready means though. will it come with a 720p screen or decode acceleration via a chipset that's not Intel's?

I for one welcome our Finnish engineering overlords...

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Unmanned German sperm dirigible 'to fly within days'

Tom 64

Air pressure

Wont the differences in air pressure between 0 and 70,000ft have a big impact on their 'neautrally buoyant fuel'? I imagine that air sack at the back will need to stretch and contract a LOT

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El Reg to launch space paper plane

Tom 64

I have it...

Ballistic Vulture From Hell

BVHF

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Fujifilm confirms 'world's first' 3D stills and films compact

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Alert

looks good

my wallet is twitching, but it is pricey... I'll wait for the reg review before I order one ;)

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'Metal muscle' memory-alloy robot flapper bat shown off

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Happy

this has to be...

...the coolest bit of kit I have seen in a long time.

I bet the flight control software will be a complete bitch to perfect tho!

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Hero: HTC names third Android smartphone

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Tempting...

... very tempting.

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Intel tears up CPU branding scheme

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Stop

FAIL written all over it

Do they honestly believe this will make things less confusing?

0 starts from me!

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