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Don't let no-hire pact suit witnesses call Steve Jobs a bullyboy, plead Apple and Google

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racket

I guess the correct description would be racketeering.

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Samsung slurps up full charge in 30 seconds with bio-battery

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Re: What about heat?

I was going to say exactly the same.

Even if you get a 99% efficient battery (and I doubt they have that), the heat would fry it.

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Reports say Vodafone to gobble Spanish cable outfit Ono

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Re: As a Spanish national and ONO customer...

I can only agree..

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Orchestral manoeuvres in the dark: Violin restrings its instrument

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Re: +1

Still, I also like the reference.

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BT caught in data gaffe drama: Whistleblower squeals over alleged email fail

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Not compulsory

You just need to apply best practices.

How you achieve that security, is your problem.. be it HTTPs, VLANs, or whatever...

Seems reasonable to me.

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My work-from-home setup's better than the office. It's GLORIOUS

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Re: Hmmm... where to start

I can search java code about 20x-50x faster with a SSD.

Also, the App. Serversand compilers 5x-20x faster for big projects.

So yes, there is good reason.

A 22" screen is the minimum to develop properly, 30" (high resolution) or better is a good idea.

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Re: HP Laptops and Heat

I also suffer a HP laptop. Again, heat to the right hand, plenty of noise, overheats, it's SLOW and UNDERCLOCKED. Yes, it is underclocked so it doesn't overheat so much.

My home pc is also watercooled 16 GB Ram, and fas SSD. I have way better experience using my systems than the ones my company provides.

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Satisfy my scroll: El Reg gets claws on Windows 8.1 spring update

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Re: Pet peeve

I also bought Start8. It's a shame it is needed... but with start8 and modern mix, W8 is quite nice...

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Font Change?

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Re: Font Change?

The contrast is low.. I want black against white.

There is a reason e-reader and panel designers try to have as much contrast as possible...

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How Facebook flipped the data centre hardware market

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Commodity

The HW "manufacturers" decided to be brands, and part rebadge part design, and decidedly, not to make anything.

For some years, all went well.

Then they decided to reduce I+D.

The result: they are now selling commodities, and the real companies that are making the products are selling them.. and the brands can't compete. I guess the MBA guys who decided this will move to another sector to destroy it...

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BBC: Hey, Atos, old buddy. Here's a cheque for £285m, fill your boots

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Tata

Best known for making Tetley? And you work in IT?

Not to say heavy machinery, cars, etc etc.

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

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Re: I grudgingly pay my 3£/5Eu a day

Only that they don't if they don't want to.

The situation is: they charge you like 0,01p per MB to you as a client, and about 5 pounds to everybody else. Noy they decided they could charge 20p.

This is what monopolies create.

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Forget unified communications, we want universal comms, Microsoft insists

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Re: Price

I guess they won't bin them.

They have two different markets, and would be stupid to just offer one product

Anyway, Lync almost works as it should

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How NOT to evaluate hard disk reliability: Backblaze vs world+dog

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Re: 50/50

I have just bought a new computer (SSD HDD, of course), but my backups are going to a "platter" HDD. Cheap, and for sequential writes, quite quick.

the problem I see with DLC and MLC drives is they just going to be worn out.. i will have weekly backups, but still....

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Sony's PlayStation 4 pwns Xbox in the United States

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Re: The money is in the games?

I disagree,

Video games are way more profitable than films or TV.

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My smelly Valentine: Europe's perfumers wake to V-Day nightmare

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Re: I can see the point

Me too, and I know more people who have the same problem. So it isn't 100 cases as some ppl want to be.

Some chemicals are harmful and/or alergenic, and if they are dangerous they should be banned.. for the same reason tobacco has been banned from the workspace in most sensible countries.

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SCRAP the TELLY TAX? Ancient BBC Time Lords mull Beeb's future

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Re: BBC should adopt an airlines business model

And the service is crap, the prices go up, the crew earns half, the airline barely makes any benefit but the managers get good money.

That's what you want for the BBC?

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Trials of 'Iron Man' military exoskeleton due in June

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power

Fuel cell maybe? still, I find it dangerous to have methanol inside your armor.. if the idea is to protect you...

You won't be able to hide very well.. as there will be steam getting out of the armor...still, almost no sound y you use servos/fibers and don't use hydraulics.

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Server tech is BORING these days. Where's all the shiny new goodies?

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Damn.. sorry for "Coomidities", I guess the typo is clear...

Damn.. sorry for "Coomidities", I guess the typo is clear...

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Coomidities

They haven't invested enough because they think technology as it is is "good enough".

And it is true... problem is, the moment you stop investing you product starts being a commodity. And that means low margins.

Disk cabins may seem as great for admins, but from my point of view, they are very VERY expensive in terms of lost time in latency.

The very same people that defend this kind of storage are, in my point of view, the same ppl who said flash storage was wrong.

Storage belongs INSIDE the server, as close as possible to the processor for most loads.

That of course, would mean treating the servers as "compute units", and you would need different tools to manage servers, loads, etc. More easy to say than to do, of course....

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Is FCoE faster than Fibre Channel? Who knows? Just run your own tests

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I agree

And must say that when I saw the config, I also thought it wasn't fair.

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Apple in bid to turn MORE and MORE humans into iPhone-stroking fanbois

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Perfect

I might even buy an IPhone.. it won't scratch or crack.

Gorilla glass is OK... but compared with saphire .. it is really bad.

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Samsung leaps out of volume PC game as UK market crashes

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Back to the white box

I guess many people remember a time where most consumer PCs were assembled in small shops near you.

Then the big companies, started selling them at quite decent prices in megastores.

Now they seem not to be interested anymore.. so the white box (black now) will come back.. along with some chinese brands.

As for the "fat margins"... well, those margins have been mere illusions for the las 20 years, except if you were a huge company and got nice rebates.

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Greenland glacier QUADRUPLES speed, swells seas

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Re: I sea swelling

ahem, there is more energy in the system.

Forget about air temperature, the most important thing is the temperature of oceans.

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Brocade-funded study says Fibre Channel faster than FCoE

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Re: Stating the bleeding obvious

The thing is also that we are also comparing 2x8 Fc to 1x16 FC. So yes, 1x16 is better.

If I had the money I would go to FC, but I still think that it can't beat having the SSDs INSIDE the server, performance wise.

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Blighty's tech sector hasn't had it so good for TEN YEARS - report

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Re: Meh....

There are way too many people trying to find an IT job.

That is the reason wages are going down.

I guess they want more Indians to go to UK, so they can pay even less.

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Lloyds Group probes server crash behind ATM, cash card outage

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Tandem non stop

I don't think it is as easy as that.

I still remember one day we had a VERY similar problem ant a big spanish bank.. the Tandem stopped, but I still don't know well what happened, because we got crashes in cascade: the systems were way too coupled... It took us 16 hours for full recovery (I think it was 3-4 hours "official", but batch etc was down).. and I had to work some 26 hours straight.

A yes.. it seems that the world is going to end, at least for those involved. There was almost no outsourcing.

I still remember it.. and it was 15 years ago!!

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Re: Dear Banks@ Pen-y-gors

Completely false.

they have your money, and use it as collateral to get 5x 10x that amount in the interbak-funds market and lend it at market price + premium.

So yes, just by having money in your account, you are paying them.

Plus, if you get your salary by bank transfer, they get paid, plus credit/debit card transactions, plus you getting money out of a different network ATM, plus non free money transfers (YMMV), plus the extraordinary expensive currency rates they apply...

So yes, you ARE paying them.

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Modern spying 101: How NSA bugs Chinese PCs with tiny USB radios - NYT

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Re: "China is a totalitarian..." blah, blah, blah.

They have invaded:

Vietnam

Korea

Tibet

Several small islands.

And had a small war with India.

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Microsoft to RIP THE SHEETS off Windows 9 aka 'Threshold' in April

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Smoking

I guess, that in order to like Sharepoint, you have to smoke your canned MCP certification...

I like Sharepoint functionality. Only if it worked as it should..... with W7 as client it works a bit better, but still...

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Well done for flicking always-on crypto switch, Yahoo! Now here's what you SHOULD have done

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Remember that the keys have been sold

So "security" programs DO exist that can use bogus certificates to perform MiM attacks, etc. And they are used not just by three letter agencies, but to spy on workers...

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Haters of lurid supershow CES: The consumer tech market is still SHRINKING

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DVD?

We don't have a TV at home. Well, we do have 2. but they are CRTs and are stored...

As for watching movies, etc.. well, we do have computer screens... enough if you have a light media use.

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Is Google prepping an ARMY of WALKING ROBOTS?

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Joke

I, for one, welcome our new overlords Google.

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French gov used fake Google certificate to read its workers' traffic

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Re: how is this not illegal?

Obviously the rule of law douesn't exist, unless it is YOU who commit the crime.

As for SSL... well, it is a joke. Firefox even REFUSE to disallow known counterfaiters...just check the forums.

Only way is to use a VPN that uses the HTTPs port.

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Sick of losing out to Walmart at Xmas? Apple to price-match iPad Air, iPhone 5c

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Price match?

If someone offers me a product at 479$, and I go to he one selling it a 499$, I won't buy it at 479$: I would demand an additional discount, otherwise I would have gone to the 479$ place.

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Microsoft: C'mon, you can trust us... look at our gov spook-busting plans

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Keys

As you have all pointed put, the NSA an most agencies have the SSL master keys.

Therefore, all HTTPs sessions with "secure" keys provided by the major key providers are insecure.

Microsoft could provide secure services if they wanted: by issuing their own keys from outside snooping governments territories, and hosting elsewere. They are not going to do that.

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Hear that? It's the sound of BadBIOS wannabe chatting over air gaps

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Problem

The problem, as I see it, is that even IF the air gaped systems are compromised, no data can get out, as they are air gaped.

BUT if you also compromise, say the Mobile of one administrator, you might use that to recover data/control the compromised computers.

20 bps for 4 hours is not a big amount.. but still arround 36KiB.. you can get info about the files, pwds etc you want, and over a month or so get critical data.

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On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns

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Re: Difficult, not impossible.

yep, My fault! didn't check.

Anyway, yes, at 200 ft altitude the drones are safe.

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Difficult, not impossible.

I would like to remind you about the pasanger pigeon... ;)

As for shooting them down with 12 gauge.. well, in Spain it is usual to have "postas".

You can read an rticle about that ammunution here: http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=99583

I guess you already know it.

Even so, I do have to recognize thet the maximum practical range is still 200 ft, or about 220 yards. In horizontal, of course. Something 200 ft in VERTICAL would be almost 100% safe.

As for using a rifle, well, I think that some 15 years ago I might be able to hit such a drone at 100m, in

slow movement.

Of curse, I would be unable to use a sight unless i was moving towards me, as anyone who has tried that kind of shot knows (as in being very difficult to locate & follow target... and to predict position).

Still, I guess they would get shot from time to time.

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Elon Musk scrubs lucrative MONEY RING debut again on Thanksgiving

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Re: Us Kerbal Space Program

So they reverted to design?

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ENISA wants mobes to wander freely between carriers in emergencies

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Emergencies

So your point is we are always going to be in a state of emergency?

The problem with this is network overload. I can't agree with this idea because of that.

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Undercover BBC man exposes Amazon worker drone's daily 11-mile trek

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Sounds familiar

Many years ago we did a very similar system for a multinational client (not Google)

The "Drones" went a bit crazy.. a strange look in their eyes....

In the end, they had to use robots: way more expensive, but the workers couldn't resist not taking small decisions.

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LOHAN buffs body for sizzling vinyl wrap

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Be careful

Vinyl over foam/soft material -> deformation.

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UK defamation law reforms take effect from start of 2014

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VPNs

So it is VPN time to russia for posting in Western nations?

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NASA probecraft to FLY the SKIES of MARS - IF it can make its launch window

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Joke

Maven.. ummm

Buid automation in Mars? I guess this is the IT angle ;)

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El avión Buitre 2 rinde homenaje a nuestros amigos españoles

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In spanish!

Thank you for writing this in Spanish. It really is nice for you to thank it that way..

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Acer suffers terrible let-down after unexpected withdrawal of Wang

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They should cut the bad quality and/or unsupported lines

But problem is, that includes their whole range..

Maybe if they realeased updated drivers, made ok quality products, etc, they wouldn't be in this situation...

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Google Nexus 5: So easy to fix, it's practically a DIY kit - except for ONE thing

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"after 24 months the phone will be crap and worn out in many cases anyway"

If you get a 2GB quadcore phone today, it won't be carp and worn out in 2 years. Maybe you should change the battery, but that is it,

It will be different when we all start using our phones as our main and only computer.. but we still lack the software...

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iPad Air BARES ALL, reveals she's a high maintenance lady

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Re: The point is

Sorry but you are wrong.

1: Li-Ion batteries DO NOT last 1000 Full dischager cycles. You shouldn't fully discharge a lithium battery, you are damaging it (BTW: phone batteries are protected, you can't fully discharge them, still, recharge as soon as possible).

2. Calendar capacity loss. At room temperature, yearly capacity loss ranges from 20% to 5%. Not counting charge cycles.

A half discharged battery at room temparture (ie: not charging & using) in 5 years will have arround 51% percent capacity from calendar year loss alone.

If you actually use it, counting 50% loss at 400 charges, you would have arround 20% capacity at 5 years.

Of course, at that point, you would have to charge the battery almost daily, if it works at all.

Even if they really accepted 1000 charges at 25% capacity loss, you would have less than 40% battery capacity by the fifth year, probably arround 30%.

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