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* Posts by Mr Michael Strelitz

26 posts • joined 10 May 2007

Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians

Mr Michael Strelitz
Boffin

Re: A joke, or some form of Israeli PR right?

Israel did not exist before it was formed! There were a couple of right wing groups in Palestine with small membership who undertook terrorist activities such as the Stern Gang and Lechi. It was never the policy of the main independence movement which condemned and abhored their activities.

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Facebook goes down, people dial 911

Mr Michael Strelitz

Its the FBI stupid

Wrong number. They should have been calling the FBI for FaceBook Information

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Google's mysterious floating techno barge SOLD FOR SCRAP

Mr Michael Strelitz

Re: I always figured the plan was:

For the same reason that Coca Cola advertises and looks for PR. At a guess many more know Coca Cola than know Google..

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Popular password protection programs p0wnable

Mr Michael Strelitz
Holmes

Password Safe

PasswordSafe - originally designed by Bruce Schneier. The one and only.

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UK govt 'tearing up road laws' for Google's self-driving cars: THE TRUTH

Mr Michael Strelitz

Bicycles first

A bit of research by Google and there's an immediate reaction to accommodate them. Bicycles have been around a lot longer and given their numbers on London and other roads, the Highway Code has been in need of revision to accommodate them properly rather than tolerate them for a long time.Some examples (with due regard for pedestrians:

1. Left turn on red lights

2. Go on pedestrian lights if there are no pedestrians

3. Right of way over powered vehicles at all junctions

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GOV.UK push in action: Er, FEWER Brits filling out govt forms online

Mr Michael Strelitz
Linux

Of course more oldies are using fondleslabs than previously. Previously a lot of them weren't oldies

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US Supreme Court to decide if cops can search mobes without a warrant

Mr Michael Strelitz

Re: Locked Phones

Not a revolution - a civil war.

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Is modern life possible without a smartphone?

Mr Michael Strelitz

I have two phones:

The one I use: Featurephone

The one I don't use: Smartphone

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Amateurs find the 'HOLY GRAIL' supernova – right on our doorstep

Mr Michael Strelitz
Thumb Up

50/second

Some fireworks display if one could watch this for a few minutes.

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Payday loan firms are the WORST. Ugh, my mobe's FILLED with filthy SPAM

Mr Michael Strelitz
Boffin

Free and fast with your number

I restrict to whom I give my mobile number and as a result get about 1 item of spam a month.

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Top architect: The TRUTH about dead Steve Jobs' new spaceship Apple HQ

Mr Michael Strelitz
Thumb Down

"One of the most memorable things - and something that was perhaps vital to the project - was Steve saying 'don't think of me as a client, think of me as part of the team'.”

Cotch

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Facebook switches itself off and on again after GLOBAL meltdown

Mr Michael Strelitz
Alien

With a 2 hr break in the timeline did time itself stop?

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Apple's top bean counter: New spaceship HQ won't emit 'one atom of carbon'

Mr Michael Strelitz
Boffin

They consulted their doctor.

An apple a day keeps the greenhouse effect away.

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Murdoch machinations mean Microsoft must rename SkyDrive

Mr Michael Strelitz

Pie-in-the-sky drive

NeverNever Landdrive

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Do you really want tech companies to pay more tax?

Mr Michael Strelitz

Unfair Advantage

By paying low taxes the effective cost of capital of these companies is lower than their competitors. Consequently they have an unfair advantage when it comes to both pricing and investments and can take predatory actions that lead to lower competition in the market and ultimately higher prices.

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Cloud backups: Where's my get out of jail card?

Mr Michael Strelitz

From a vendor too

We have been running a backup service for 17 years. We have always stored the data in our own data centre for accessability and the issues discussed above. We charge a bit more because of this, but our clients know where their data is and our T's and C's have always said that it is their property (but not the actual media).

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Register SPB hacks mull chopping off feet

Mr Michael Strelitz
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Imperial only please. They are natural and God given - like £sd. The currency going metric in 1971 resulted in enormous cost and inflation with no tangible benefits. £sd forced kids to learn a bit more arithmetic. Leave SI units to science.

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OnLive goes legit with licensing downshift for virtual Windows

Mr Michael Strelitz
Happy

You've all got it wrong - its a double bluff. They moved to Server 2008 but skinned it to look as though they'd skinned W7, hoping Microsoft would try to take them to the cleaners and they could then claim large damages!!!

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Top secret payload fired into orbit aboard private rocket

Mr Michael Strelitz
Happy

Smelly cheese

Boy was that cheese high

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Bolivians still grimly browsing on Sony Ericsson phones

Mr Michael Strelitz
Headmaster

It was the same with VHS and Betamax

Despite all the press about VHS trumping Betamax in the 90's, in parts of the world - including many countries in South America and the Near East - it was the dominant format and is/was one of the most commercially succesful products ever developed.

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Conservative US shock-jock to sue Wacky Jacqui

Mr Michael Strelitz
Alien

Savage her

I don't like your views, but savage her Michael. She has lost her savvie and is a totalitarian at heart having been kidnapped by extraterrestrials and come back with the same body but a different mind.

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Can you talk and drive?

Mr Michael Strelitz
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Its more dangerous than drinking and driving

The title says it all.

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Boris boots Transys off Oyster contract

Mr Michael Strelitz

Only 4p+/journey

There are roughly 2000 million bus journeys and 1000 million tube journeys/year in London. According to TFL 85% of bus journeys and 60% of tube journeys are paid for by Oyster card i.e. 2300 million journeys. The contract costs 10000 million p/yr i.e. just over 4p/journey

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InPhase finally to phase in holographic disk

Mr Michael Strelitz
Gates Halo

50 years based on what?

Do we have any information on the accelerated life tests used to justify 50 years?

What are the storage conditions required to ensure 50 years, including acceptable margins ? We need wide margins that will apply to standard well designed "green" offices that do not rely on air-conditioning in summer and make do with minimal artificial heating in winter.

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Designs for SpaceShipTwo displayed in New York

Mr Michael Strelitz
Gates Horns

Green?

Is it?

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Downing Street rejects Vista petition

Mr Michael Strelitz

Grey imports not allowed

Contrary to the government's protestations it does in fact set the price because it gives legal protection to companies in allowing them to stop grey imports. If we could freely import software from the US and other (non-EU) countries there would soon be a true market and little to no price differences. The only reasons for the discrepanies are the legal protection afforded and the dominant position of the companies. It is no defence saying we are free to use other software because if we wish to do business with the USA then by and large we need to be compatible with their systems.

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