* Posts by Aitor 1

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

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Re: Just wait...

A TCP IP Stack can be implemented with way less that 512MB KB of RAM.. still, very slow but feasible.

Note:check TCP/IP implementation on pics:

http://www.microchip.com/SWLibraryWeb/product.aspx?product=TCPIPSTACK

16KB are needed.

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Network builders: LTE costs will transform the cell tower biz in 2016

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Telcos

Most telcos know that they aren't really good at telecommunications, and they have outsourced the works on the network and most of the planning, so why not sell the network.

They are also last on customes retention and satisfaction, having also outsourced these services.

They also no longer bill their customers.

My suggestions is that they should just be a brand that resides in bahamas. And, of course, outsource marketing and the directors.

There, closed shop.

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Seagate’s triple whammy: Disk numbers, costs, and flash

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Re: The death of the PC

The problem is the same as with the pc: there is almost no money to be made on them.

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Re: milking the cow

I don't think they were wrong.. they probably got more money than doing it otherwise..

HDDs will stay in the long term, at least for backups.

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Western Digital, IBM enter patently cosy deal

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IBM being sold, one juicy part after the other.

And then the directors are still puzzled, how come where sell less each quarter?

If a supermarket stops selling milk as it makes them no money, people will stop buying there.. it is quite simple.

Same with IBM, yes, they will send me a unix box, or a mainframe, but now x86, pcs, and many related technologies are sold by lenovo... etc etc.

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Retailers urged to create 'CCTV-like' symbol to inform customers of mobile tracking

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Developers should be shot.

Re: "... retailer’s smart phone app. "

I would like them to be shot.

I refused to make a similar system for a banch of the Spanish Police.

Had we all refused, no such system would exist.

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Google UK coughs up £130m back taxes. Is it enough?

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Re: One answer is to have a flat rate of tax across Europe

In order to kind of fix this you would have to block transfers todirectly or indirectly to tax havens. That includes ireland.

That, of course, creates a new world of problems...

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Re: Not just the UK - same problems in Australia

That is why you pay a few pounds/dollars/euros in taxes.

The problem is the uneven playing field, that removes income from the society that generated it and damages those who do pay. Good luck fixing it.

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Re: Who Knows Tax Law?

The problem is that you are proposing is a regressive tax system, and those systems tax the poor more than the rich, and the differences in class increase dramatically. Now we have something similar as the rich pay relatively almost no tax, but the middle class do pay.

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Re: The Tumbler SJW jibe is silly

Problem is, if no company pays any taxes in the uk, bankruptcy will come.

And we are headed to that with tax avoidance... It is one of the reasons for class inequality: the rich tend not to pay taxes at all.. ask the Scottish government...

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One too many

It seem you had one too many at the pub.

We are speaking about tax avoidance. I care not about the founders or owners of google, amazon, etc.

The problem is big companies all avoid tax all ove the world, and the problem is caused by tax on benefits for companies ad tax on income for people.

This causes a transfer of income to companies, and then tax comoetition and cost transfer. In my opinion if you do this, it is fraud. Spanish law says it is fraud, but if you are a big co, you wont get sued. In the uk it seems similar, and I don't think it is easy to fix.

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Which tech stocks are suffering and – crucially – why?

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Re: Atlassian?

Errr, Jira etc?

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Microsoft herds biz users to Windows 10 by denying support for Win 7 and 8 on new CPUs

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Re: I just don't get the Windows 10 hate

Well, the problem is Microsoft knows you like it because windows called home telling them so.

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Test burn on recycled SpaceX rocket shows almost all systems are go

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Re: Launch Window

They had excellent reasons not to make them reusable.

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No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs

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Re: Time for the author of "Tiny7" to get back to work

Same here, one w7 pro in Spain and one w8.1 in Scotland, both got the spam.

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Competition watchdog to rubberstamp BT gobble of EE

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No competition

I guess the idea is to have just three (no pun intended) telcos to set prices an lower service quality, as in Spain. Very profitable for the companies

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Skype finally catches Google with group video chat

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Crap app

worse still, on my phone it insists on using the noise cancellation mic instead of the regular one.

The only app that does that.

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Catalan town hall seriously downsizes monarch

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Re: Inventive?

It is not.

The rule of law should be respected.

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UK energy minister rejects 'waste of money' smart meters claim

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Re: Not smart enough

It is not about efficiency, as in spain for example they have been pushed with different excuses.

In spain they are used to control if the house/flat is in use, and by how many persons. The sw has been available for years, but was extremely unreliable with analog readers.

Apart from the illegal control aspects, if you rent it and don't declare and pay the required taxes you will be caught.

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Who will buy our darn DRAM? Micron smacked in wallet again

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Re: Simply amazing...

Add tablets and phablets.. and there you have it.

Right now I am writing with a 5.5" phone...

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Cisco, HPE and Dell: Let's just say 'it's complicated' for now

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Re: EMC's mission in life

Add SAP to the list of "designed to be convoluted/mangled by design".

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Bookstore sells some data centre capacity, becomes Microsoft, Oracle's nemesis

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Re: But the Emperor has no clothes

Your CIO is spineless, from now on he should cut costs and deliver the same reliability as Office 365.

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Re: glaring propaganda of promoting Microsoft article

Microsoft has great technology, but lacks vision.

Just look at windows phone... an unnecessary disgrace. And I tried hard to like windows ce.

Linux is in many ways inferior to windows and in many other ways superior, overall I would say it is inferior to windows server, unless you check the price, then the TCO is inferior, and therefore ppl should use it.

As fo cloud... I see no point in using azure. Why pay more for the same, and, as some commentards point out, have pricing risks?

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Western Digital pushing archive data ideas

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Backblaze

Backblaze pods are still cheaper.

Just use wharever gives you better bang for buck and use clever resilience (not raid)

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Ex-SAP exec sent down for 22 months after bribing govt IT officials

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Re: Bribes? No thanks

Get the data and you won't be fired...

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And the reasons for buying new IT gear are as follows ...

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Re: That photo

I would have bought 2 old computers with ISA slots and configure at least one. Cheaper and nothing goes to waste.

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Cisco bitten by Java deserialisation bug, working on patch

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Re: Drop Java

The AC is still in Java 1.3.. excecp, bloated? maybe he likes Cobol... and is confused by FEATURES AND LIBRARIES.

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Re: Drop Java

Refrain from insulting the source of my income.

Also, there are plenty of ways of pointing out deficiencies in Java without using plain lies.

Java on a server, today, is fast, it isn't harder to maintain than other technologies, and IS cross-platform unless you are a moron or needed something very specific.

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How cyber insurance actually works

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Unlimited risk vs limited income

Why whould anyone take that risk? 10 million pounds for 70 pounds? Nobody will sign that!

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Commentard achieves bronze badge, goes directly to jail

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Pot money

We could put some money and try to contact him to send him a gift, postcard whatever.

He seemed quite angry at his lawyer for putting him on the spam list.. and was affected by the swiss secure web service shutdown.. he lost emails important for his defense.

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China decides to cook its own chips – report

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India and Brazil

It is expensive to manufacture in India: too much corruption!! Even worse than china.. and when you have to effectively pay "protection money" "pizzo" "lecgal surcharges" or whatever you want to call it, things get expensive very quickly.

As corruption in India seems to be fixed as soon as we have electric Fusion Power, I don't really think India is a serious contender for China. Maybe smaller countries that can be dominated by big corps are a better target for them.

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ProtonMail pays ransom to end web tsunami – still gets washed offline

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Re: the Danegeld

Nothing!! ;)

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Chinese fire up world's 'most powerful' drone brain

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Price

Chinese company: they sell in $, converting to pounds makes no sense, as thyou would haave to be correcting the article.

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Telcos' revenge is coming as SDN brings a way to build smart pipes

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Pipes are fibre

Nobody uses copper for main trunks, it just makes no sense.

As for high speed copper, yes, possible, but only a short distance.

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Cops use terror powers to lift BBC man's laptop after ISIS interview

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Re: @boltar - So what?

It is not that they think they are spies, it has been proven to be the case, at least some of them were.

So now we have illeterate violent pple thinking these people are spies. Great.

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WD revenues hurt by slack PC demand

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HDDs

Are declining and will cease to be used for "PCs".. SSDs in maany forms will replace them.

The "PCs" of course might be phones, or tablets, or whatever format me use, but no HDD will be inside, we all know that.

Still, for backup, video recording, etc, I think it makes sense.

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Oracle's Larry Ellison claims his Sparc M7 chip is hacker-proof – Errr...

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Re: Bits of this are really cool

First I tried to sell linux/windows boxes, but ppl would not listen to me.

I then decided to sell what they really wanted: ultraexpensive IBM/Sun kit: great success.

As for me, if I had to choose, well, "inexpensive" Intel Xeon boxes, they really rock, they are simply amazing, Sun can't compete with that.

Your workload may differ from mine, of course.

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Teenage boy bailed until November over TalkTalk incident

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Re: this lad

No problem with him burning in hell.

Yes, the victims might have had a low quality door, but if a gang of juneviles thrash your place and steal your tools and ruin you, you would agree that they should go to prison.

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Want to slash your phone bill? Go to jail. Go directly to jail

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Re: Woa... that's nuts...

Well, in some states, if you steal three cakes, the third time you go to prison for life (three strikes law).

Also, a reallyt big portion of those incarcerated have drug related sentences... you know, "war on drugs" that only benefits the prison owners.

In the uk, if you kill somebody while drunk you might not even go to prison, and that is absurd.

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Bosch, you suck! Dyson says VW pal cheated in vacuum cleaner tests

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Bad test

The bad test was obviously made to german specs.

Same for Euro X tests.. made for german/french manufacturers,. tests while moving are not difficult today.. yet they resist. Same with NOx.. they refuse to test for them, and I have designed systems that can detect and measure NOx in exhaust for less than 200€.

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Microsoft's top lawyer: I have a cunning plan ... to rescue sunk safe harbor agreement

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Re: Sounds like common sense....

what he says is "RESPECT THE LAW", as in all laws, not just the local one.

Won't happen, as it means US would have to repel the US unPatriot Act, among others.

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Western Digital's hard drive encryption is useless. Totally useless

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Re: "Totally useless" ?

If you live in the UK, you better have no encryption, less you forget the passwords.. and get jailed.

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NATS climbs into the cloud to fight legacy software snafus

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Re: There shouldn't be any windows used

Into the aircraft? no way!!

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Apple quietly swaps out MacBook Retina displays to fix skin-peeling stains

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Re: the onus on customers

The trick is they won't extend them in countries like Spain...

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US Navy robot war-jet refuels in air: But Mav and Iceman are going down fighting

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UN rules?

Since when has that been a problem for the us military?

UCAVs are cheaper to run, and can have way more capabilities than piloted planes, for clear reasons.

The only problem is the meatballs run the show and refuse to allow the UCAVs to take their roles.

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Shocker: Net anarchist builds sneaky 220v USB stick that fries laptops

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Re: Net anarchist?

It isn't very clever.

It is a matter of googling the tech specs of dc-dc boosters, nothing else.

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Re: Net anarchist?

Won't work.

There is a re-settable polymer fuse in the USB, and several capacitors plus a voltage divider for voltage sensing, and that will mean s short to ground.

You will kind of fry the computer, but no data will be lost.

So I think this is just a nuissance, with no practical use.

The "lost" usb with the trojan, that one is a good one..

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$65m write-down, ARM chips ship: A 90-second guide to Planet AMD

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I don't think so

By the time AMD goes tits up, our mobile phones will probably be our main computing devices.

As it is right now, it is only bad software that prevents us from using our phones as laptops/desktops: with BT 4.0 LP, and miracast we should be able to connect a keyboard, a mouse and a screen wirelessly while charging on a charge pad... and that should happen automatically..

If we had that smoothly done, good bye laptops and desktops.

It IS going to happen, and I hope soon, as current flagship phones have 4G ram and more CPU and GPU power than normaldesktops from 2 years ago that we consider perfectly ok to use.

then Intel will have a HUGE problem, as they don't own the mobile market.

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TRANSISTOR-GATE-GATE: Apple admits some iPhone 6Ses crappier than others

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Re: I don't think the vast majority of people would even notice

Sorry to correct you, but Lithium batteries also have calendar life.

Expect to lose 5-7% per year if in use. @4 years, at least 20%.

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Overheating iPhone 6S+ BLINDED my cam, cries flashgate fanboy

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Quite normal

At max CPU for a prolongued time, most top of the line phones will have a heat problem.. some are worse than others, but still...

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