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Microsoft Germany says Windows 7 already unfit for business users

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Blaming an inanimate object

Windows 7 “can no longer keep up with the increased security requirements” of the mid-2010s.

It's Microsoft that won't keep up, not Windows 7 that can't.

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RIP Eugene Cernan: Last man on the Moon dies aged 82

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RIP

I was fortunate enough last year to have had the opportunity to see him premiere the documentary film about his life, The Last Man on the Moon. I can highly recommend it for its insight into the US manned space program and the man himself. I think I should watch it again tonight.

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Mr Angry pays taxman with five wheelbarrows worth of loose change

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Re: This is why he got angry.

My specific question was "Where do I legally register the vehicle and pay the sales tax if I own 3 houses in Russell County and 1 house in Tazewell county".

Uhh... the one you live in?

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Clone wars: Wrestler sues Microsoft over Gears of War character

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It's possible, but something feels different about this one. That one would have had a satire defence, surely?

Either way, other studios pay their likeness models. I can't see the game screenshot to decide for myself though.

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IBM: Hm, medical record security... security... Got it – we need blockchains

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Meh

It won't

Now where's my fat consultancy cheque?

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PlayStation 4 probs: Gamers struggle with PSVR headset blackouts

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The device itself might be deadly serious, but it's still a VR device.

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Oz government on its Centrelink debacle: 'This is fine'

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Re: Communication

Feeling's do not come before facts.

And apostrophes do not always come before an s.

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Re: Plausible deniability?

It really is damning isn't it.

He's the minister. It's his job to know these things.

He's lying, most probably, but if we take him at his word, how can his position possibly be tenable?

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NSW bus Wi-Fi privacy, regulation: 'Move along, nothing to see here'

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Bravo

Top job with the image selection

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You have the right to be informed: Write to UK.gov, save El Reg

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"Formula One Boss Max Mosley"

...is actually former Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile president Max Mosley.

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Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death dead in latest Windows 10 preview

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Dead, but only temporarily?

If it's only going to be green in preview versions, the blue is hardly dead is it...

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Weather stops SpaceX from blowing up more satellites

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Re: Flight failures

I suppose total loss of payload is a failure regardless of the vehicle's thrust, velocity and altitude when it happened.

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NSW government drops a Catch: Bus Wi-Fi is a privacy nightmare

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"I think you may have been misled."

"The privacy policy proposes such data may be collected, not will be collected."

What's the fucking difference? If you can you will.

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Internet of Sh*t has an early 2017 winner – a 'smart' Wi-Fi hairbrush

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Re: Next they'll bring out toilet paper with sensors

Coming in late, but I believe you're looking for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJklHwoYgBQ

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Elon's SpaceX gets permission to blow up another satellite or two

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Re: FUCK YEAR!

I too hope this is a fuck year.

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‘Artificial Intelligence’ was 2016's fake news

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Folders return to Windows 10's Start Thing

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Re: "I hated the Walt Disney UI of XP"

net stop themes

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The Register's Top 20 Most-Commented Stories in 2016

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Re: Inflation at 5%

Looks like it's jumped a bit in the last 12 months but 5%?!

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Tobacco giant predicts the end of smoking. Panic ensues

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Nicotine

I'm interested in these "notable health benefits" that weren't noted in the article.

If these are its potential medical uses, Philip Morris also isn't a pharmaceutical company targeting the drug at specific therapies.

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GET pwned: Web CCTV cams can be hijacked by single HTTP request

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Re: "Titathink Babelens"

Oh right, it's a "baby monitor." Apparently.

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"Titathink Babelens"

That all sounds perfectly above board...

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San Francisco's sinking luxury Millennium Tower: Tilt spotted FROM SPACE

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Re: Third World

Technically Switzerland was a third world nation while Liberia was considered First world. Its all random bullshit to make us seem like civilized and superior to those not towing the party line.

Where to?

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Re: Not the developer's fault.

Have you ever worked on a construction site?

Also known as "open air asylums".

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WTF?

I didn't know that being rich (or even a tosser) qualified you for summary execution by building collapse.

I guess you learn something new every day(?)

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Security bods find Android phoning home. Home being China

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Re: So...

If they run any sort of OS from Google then they are infected!

Oh.

Can you help me install Windows on my phone?

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Re: I don't see espionage

I certainly paid money for the phone!

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So...

How, or when, do we find out which devices are infected?

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The sharks of AI will attack expensive and scarce workers faster than they eat drivers

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Re: Basic misunderstanding how law firm works

Basic misunderstanding of how AI works. When the decisions are made by a computer it's only the paralegal jobs that will remain.

I wish you the very best of luck in teaching an AI to interpret law!

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'Ultimate Team' scheme: EA hackers charged for stealing in-game coins

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There's only one thing for it

Ban micro-transactions in games that aren't "free to play".

I know I should but it's difficult to find much sympathy when the victim is EA.

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China gets mad at Donald Trump, threatens to ruin Apple

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Re: Thin Skin

That seems like political suicide on the face of it, but at least it would be amusing to watch!

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Hurrah! Urinals will soon be splash-free

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Re: rubbery things?

I have encountered these things in use. They seem to prevent splashing but you end up with a mountain of foam and they also tend to collect hair...

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US citizens crash Canadian immigration site after Trump victory

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WTF?

You had one job America!

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Why Apple's adaptive Touch Bar will flop

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Re: And what does the surface run?

...anyone can buy these bits and put them on a platform.

Apple designs its own SoCs and nobody else has access to those. Yes, the instruction set is the same, but the hardware certainly isn't.

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Squeaky bum time for Apple: It hasn’t made enough iPhone 7 Pluses

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Here's the thing, right...

Samsung isn't the only Android game in town.

Even if it was, it wouldn't be relevant anyway. Much like the fact that (and I apologise in advance for referencing politics) you can make fun of Donald Trump without being a supporter of Hillary Clinton, you don't have to be a Samsung fanboy to extract amusement from Apple's blunders.

Many of us, I'm sure, find Samsung's blunders equally amusing.

And were you tracking what "all the people that went on and on about bumpergate" said before and since?

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every other Android vendor

Huh?

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LASER RAT FENCE wins €1.7m European Commission funds

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Re: Interesting article spoiled by SJW journo

Wait, Brexit is a "SJW issue" now?

That abbreviation, which it was arguable had much meaning to start with, surely has no meaning whatsoever by now.

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Iceland's Pirate Party tops polls ahead of national elections

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Pirates

Granted, often the only similarity between pirate parties the world over is in the name. However, I once voted 1 for the Pirate Party in a local election. Their policies were more sensible than any of the other parties contesting that election.

When it came to the count, they were eliminated first. In particular, the candidate I voted for scored the fewest first preferences of any candidate standing in any electorate during that election. I can pick 'em...

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Re: Pirate Party!

Also, pirates like hoards. Vikings come in hordes.

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Finally, that tech fad's over: Smartwatch sales tank more than 50%

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Re: Garmin

So you're saying I should buy a new car with all the bells and whistles instead of a smart watch?

Fair enough

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Paid Wikipedia-fiddling on wheels

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Re: So

1000 Trumps is a Clinton.

Trump isn't 1000th of the man Clinton is?

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Pound falling, Marmite off the shelves – what the UK needs right now is ... an AI ethics board

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Alternatives

Get some Vegemite up ya.

I presume it's available there?

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Nuke plant has been hacked, says Atomic Energy Agency director

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@Voyna i Mor

It's fine, Stephen Fry is definitely not a sacred cow here

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Cheer up Samsung! You might get back $400m for copying the iPhone

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Re: Samdung deserves to pay the fullest amount

Ad hom isn't always fallacious, and calling someone a fuckwit isn't ad hom anyway

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US govt straight up accuses Russia of hacking prez election

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Re: I can believe that the Russians are intentionally trying to influence/compromise things.

Don't find zero-days, hoard them while congratulating yourself on how clever you are, and then get alarmed when adversaries do the same thing

To be fair, I wouldn't be surprised if the organisations that do this couldn't give two hoots which party's stooge occupies the white house at any point in time.

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18 seconds that blacked out South Australia

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Re: RET plan

I have a feeling that the creation of a nuclear energy industry from scratch here would be a boondoggle of proportions as yet unseen in this country.

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NBN is essential, says Essential poll, but not Turnbull's NBN

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The Liberal Party

Australia's Liberal party is a socially-and-economically conservative party

Technically they're economic liberals. Wristies by the invisible hand etc. etc.

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Microsoft disbands Band band – and there'll be no version 3

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Re: As I have said a million times

How they are still in business simply amazes me!

Incumbency in a handful of very large, reasonably mature markets?

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Top interview: Dr Patrick McCarthy – boss of the world's future largest optical telescope

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Re: E-ELT

I like the part where they run out of sensible adjectives to describe the size of the next telescope.

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