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'Open source just means big companies can steal your code.' O RLY?

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Re: Cuntville

For the poor cunt who down-voted me, rejoice with this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yzg5YEQGgE

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Re: About the flash drives

My Casio wristwatch is still going strong ... after years of use, years of storage ... found it the other week... so not so sure that a quartz only lasts two years.

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Re: Cuntville

Of course Cuntville is in Australia ... I think Australia is the place where the word "cunt" is used most ... maybe because the place is full of cunts.

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Patch NOW! Microsoft slings emergency bug fix at Windows admins

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Re: On a positive note....

>This is a good thing for everyone.

This is a good laugh for everyone.

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Re: MS, please help me understand

I think that over the last 13 years, the bitmap vulnerability was the worst, by far ... remember, Windows gets 0wned by displaying the contents of a folder - that is simply the proof that windows is just one big sieve - it is simply not possible on *nix.

I keep saying but "The World Won't Listen" ...

Besides, to the other numpty above saying that Microsoft patches quicker ... I care to disagree, the Bash vulnerability was made public before patches could be provided, however, as soon as the devs had committed their code, anybody could have used a subversion/git/cvs (select appropriate) client to get the sources and patch - Nothing beats that - and you know what, if MS decided that patch x will be released on patch Tuesday and not immediately, you're toast. In the OpenSource world, if you think you need to patch, you patch when YOU want (provided the patch has been committed). Of course, you can also wait until the distribution provides the patch (akin to MS customers), however, you do not have to ...

Besides, no 3/6/9/15 or whatever reboots required, except for a select few packages - certainly NOT for userland stuff, and never for browser, productivity suites, calculator, clock.exe

But that is OK, I understand you feel like "Half A Person" and I feel for you...

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Holy cow! Fasthosts outage blamed on DDoS hack attack AND Windows 2003 vuln

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Re: What happened to cheap and cheerful?

>Just like .Net tends to outperform Java too.

Maybe, LOL, on what grounds ? I do not know where it outperforms and that might explain why MS is open sourcing it, right ?

.Net is dead, Jim.

>Presumably pointing out that a Microsoft product outperforms an Open Source one doesn't go down well here.

I know you guyz hate facts from independent sources ... let me introduce netcraft.com ... now, guess what, Linux and FreeBSD have been outperforming Windows Server, day in, day out, consistently for almost 20 years now. Thought I would let you know.

Besides, who is the numpty who would want to write a web page in .net ? Seriously ? I mean, JSP/JEE, AMP and the like run on all platforms ... now, why would you decide to write a web site that only runs on a platform that has been consistently under-performing for almost 20 years when you could use technology that runs on most web platforms, including Windows ? Brain dead, thought so. We moved off ASP/.Net 5 years ago for a good reason. We had a product on ASP/.Net because we bought the company.

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Re: What happened to cheap and cheerful?

@ Spindreams

You are aware that you are taking the piss out of your customers, right ? Do you see many defections to the RedHat cloud ? Lamp comes free, with ssh access.

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>"and we remain committed to providing the highest possible standards of service"

W2k3 ? Then you are not ... fact - see netcraft. Since forever, year in and year out, FreeBSD and Linux lead in reliability - undeniable fact, actually.

Window cleaners, please finish cleaning the windows and work surfaces before down-voting, thanks.

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BlackBerry chief vows: We'll focus on 'core devices' and on, er, NOT LOSING MONEY

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Re: They have lost their advantages

>android mobile can do e-mail acceptably well

25 messages? lmao

I know, I know, you scroll down to get the next lot ... close app, re-open app and need to repeat ... this is brain-dead, no ifs, buts or maybe's ... then you have the 3rdparty apps that do it properly, but fail at doing starttls reliably.

The other day in a car on the country side, the wife with her xperia M (I know, crap), wanted to get hold of an email, probably 30 emails down ... she had read it the same morning and wanted to check the address again ... no network, no luck. My z30 had network, not very good coverage, but still, managed to get onto her webmail to retrieve the address.

Android is the toy platform, iOS is the music/movie platform, BB10 is for serious business ...

New keyboard, please.

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Re: Jes.e

@coward

Clearly, you have not tried one, and comment := downvote

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Re: What's the need they're trying to fill?

BB10 is for productivity, not a toy ... their target audience is not teens ...

a) Will make me look cooler to my friends?

I saw a bb10 device (z10) last week, they do look cool ... my z30 is bigger and better, though

b) Will make my life so much easier that I can't live without it?

Not sure, never came across a device like that ... I have a life.

c) Provide at least on-par media, navigation, etc... services with what either Apple, Google, Amazon or even Microsoft are already offering internationally?

Well, for a start, you have the fastest mobile browser on the market (from a benchmark 3-4 months ago, search crackberry.com), with flash. Media players galore, you also have the amazon market available.

d) Doesn't make me feel as if I lost something by moving?

I don't think so, but taste ... YMMV

e) Have they caught up on services like Siri style voice systems?

Of course, I think, I do not use it, but it is there.

f) Can they do things like real time voice language translation services like Google can yet?

no idea, they have pretty good voice control, from what I read, but again, I do not use that.

g) Can It run Office?

BB's have always been able to open Office docs

h) Is it compatible with major services like OneDrive, DropBox, etc...

of course, they come pre-installed (Box) you can get dropbox as well, I have that ... onedrive I dunno, maybe

The main thing about the device is the OS ... swipe to type is just insanely great, once you are used to it, took me 1 or 2 days, it predicts what you are going to type (based on the a dictionary at first, later, it prioritizes words or phrases you type a lot) and you can either swipe up the whole word or continue typing ... impressive ... no need to switch keyboards for different languages, I use three daily ... it detects the language after one or two words and then only offers words in the language you use ... and it learns from what I swipe up and not - I said very impressive feature.

I have had mine for one year now, battery life lasts 1.5 to 2 days, though I constantly have wifi on and use it a lot. You can have a configurable voice tell you when battery reaches, say, 30% ... it has multi-coloured leds ... so when you look at the phone in its cover, you can see new email (red) new text (green) missed call (blue) blinking... configurable, of course with powertools (a $2 app, does much more).

My two year older daughter got hold of it and was typing stuff in ... when I took it back, the password screen said: 5 or 10 attempts remaining, type blackberry to continue. So it detects when a kid "types" on the device and does not simply block it after n tries. Yes, this is configurable as well ... ;-)

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The Nokia ENIGMA THING and its SECRET, TERRIBLE purpose

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Steam box.

Nokia are on the silver stage := gaming stage. Steam has all the games ready, it will be a Linux-based steam-dream-machine.

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Re: I no what it is

>I no what it is

>A grammar checker

Well, apparently, el'reg journos are fluent in pigeon English.

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I think it is a gaming rig - follow the link, at 11:00 on first day of slush they are presenting a game - and 25 minutes after that Nokia announces the mystery device.

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Poll trolls' GCHQ script sock puppets manipulate muppets

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Microsoft has an entire army of bots on this site defending its bs solutions - that is why i now provide reproducible examples. Note that they still cannot read or accept defeat, I still get down-votes, at least I can now see who is human and who is bot.

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Re: Iran.

> It's built by Microsoft on top of an Oracle db, so it can only post a vote or a comment every 49 minutes (and sometimes the vote is in the wrong direction).

Oracle is not a Microsoft product, so I guess you mean MS SQL Server which makes far more sense, really.

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European Commission decides it won't have a science advisor after Greenpeace pressure

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Re: Another hit to science

See my reply to Kugutsu - just plain common sense, man.

Note that a lot of scientists are "sponsored" - aspestos, tobacco .... I could go on ...

I would love to hear what these scientists say when round'up ends up in rivers ... then again, the fish are now hermaphrodite in many rivers across the developed world because of the contraceptive pill - that does not seem to bother anybody. Who cares ? It is cheaper to trash our habitat we are told every day when in fact the contrary is true - so much true that UNILEVER would pay billions to prevent ppl from making their own washing liquid (washing machine safe) with soap and vinegar. 10 euro cents / liter + water + energy, probably 12 cents / liter total, fully comp.

Somebody has to pay those investors ...

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Coat

See my reply to Kugutsu.

"Uninformed guesswork", right. What does round'up do in a river, in your tap water ? Think about it for a second.

Absolutely no arguments, no counter claims, no google knowhow - believe everything that is said on TV in ads .. fair enough.

I do not back everything greenpeace does, they are extremists, but I share many of their concerns.

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There are dozens ...

Several varieties of maize, like MON810, contain a gene which produces a bacterial toxin to protect the plant from insects such as the European corn borer.

Most toxins like these are accumulated by the body (they do not end up in excrements/urine) and cause diseases like cancer and other serious ailments.

Now, why do you not just use google to find others, I can never remember the MON<n><n><n>'s. Also look at seralini's works - with a huge pinch of salt, admittedly, those GMO's are madness - Roundup resistant means we will have roundup in our plates and glasses, because it will sieve through and reach ground water.

> [...] while others do fairly benign things, like increase the vitamin content of a crop, or make it synthesise particularly tricky amino acids or fatty acids that are commonly lacking in people's diets...

This has been debunked, besides, there is nothing like a varied diet.

You do not care? fine ... Lets take it further, imagine they come up with perfect crops that has not natural enemies, what happens ? It will spread like hell all over the place. Have you not read about the plants in your country that come from overseas and spread like hell, asphyxiating other plants ?

> This is the problem with a greenpeace-style ban of GMOs, as they seem unable to distinguish between different types of GMOs, and only want an all out ban.

The very idea of GMO is bad! Tell me, which part of the sentence:

"You sow on a windy day and your neighbor has to pay."

Do you not understand ?

You do not care? fine ... Lets take it further, then, imagine they come up with perfect crops that has no natural enemies, what happens ? It will spread like hell all over the place. Have you not read about the plants that come from overseas and spread like hell, asphyxiating other similar local plants as they have no local enemies ? This has a direct impact on the food chain as insects eating these local varieties will have to adapt or go extinct - their number will diminish, as will the predators of these insects and so on.

Besides, insects mutate pretty swiftly, so the very idea of GMO's is just useless.

Sadly, even the "superior yield" of GMO's have been debunked.

GMO's have been created to extort farmers and create a "license" on crops. Monsanto is a Microsoft - evil empire.

Now, I appreciate the time you took to ask, but you should simply use google and my "hints" - read the pros and cons, you will be able to make up your mind.

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Re: Greenpeace is neither green, nor peaceful.

@The Axe

Ave!

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Re: That's OK

Ohh, because that is the same as creating a gene artificially that makes the plant produce insecticide or a Round'Up neutralizer ?

Besides, Monsanto, the main GMO producer, is also known for agent "orange" ... among other "healthy" things.

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Well, some modern GMO's are dangerous to public health, without doubt - a number do not even need scientific evidence, common sense usually is sufficient. So a bold statement like that means she should STFU, as she has no clue.

There are many examples for GMO's that are a threat to public health, any that have genes that produce an insecticide, and there are quite a few of them. Common sense.

Then you have those that are resistant to Round'Up, again, common sense, not only will Round'Up end up in your plate, the chemical used to neutralize it does not look too healthy, if you ask me ... again, common sense.

GMO's are proprietary crops complete with patents. This means they are uncontrollable - You sow on a windy day and your neighbor has to pay.

GMO's have advantages, though, they are resistant to specific insects ... until the insects in question evolve, which they have done, so new GMO's are required with stronger insecticide.

So, apparently, she is not very knowledgeable on the matter.

So "experts" (ROFL), you know where the down-vote button is, he ;-).

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Attack reveals 81 percent of Tor users but admins call for calm

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The other week there was a prime time documentary on tor and dark net - we were told that tor was safe.

As I have already written, French TV is heavily censored - so if they even go as far as mentioning tor it means the TV channel got clearance from intelligence officials. This means the French intelligence agencies can get anybody using the service if they want to.

The French are so predictable.

They will not be able to get you if you have a USB stick you use from a McD hostpot, for example, but that is something else. Switch off mobile, do not disclose identifying data by ordering stuff online (home address, cc...).

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Oi, Europe! Tell US feds to GTFO of our servers, say Microsoft and pals

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WTF?

So, do I get this right ? US companies ask EU to step in for them to protect them from the Intelligence services of their own country ?

Probably the EU should tell them to piss off since they are on the receiving end of intelligence gathered by the "Letter agencies" on their EU competitors.

You cannot have it both ways, guyz.

Besides, there are a lot of commentards on here who think it is an excellent idea to store ActiveDirectory, Email, "Office" documents as well as other sensitive data on a cloud ... numpties enough, guyz. Besides, the guyz who have brains use open source anyway and you will never get their sensitive data.

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Microsoft .NET released from its Windows chains... but what ABOUT MONO?

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I call BS on this claim, the doc might say so, experience tells me otherwise ... one example (!!cross-post!!):

To reproduce:

1. Install XP SP3 in a VM

2. Download and "attempt" to install SQL Server 2008, notice that it asks for TWO separate .Net runtimes as well as PowerShell ... there, happy ... FFS.

There is this French saying: Faut pas parler aux cons, ça les instruit.

Excuse my French

Now, maybe you prefer calling SQL Server dev team are a bunch of numpties ? Your call.

The reason why I use XP in this example is because it ships without .net runtimes by default after a fresh install, unlike Vista/7/8/8.1/9^H10. Note that I installed the express edition and it asked for 2.0 and 3.5 (IIRC), note also, that I later downloaded another little tool that wanted .net 1.1 - cannot remember what it was, maybe crap dev in that case, maybe ... I prefer to stick with Java.

I don't care about down-votes, ROFL. Care to clean the manager's desk, he's waiting, don't forget to scrub both the surface and the windows thoroughly.

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As for the commentards claiming .Net is better than Java - I understand that taste is something you cannot challenge, however, the .Net runtime nightmare (absolutely 0 backwards compatibility) really is a mayor showstopper for me. It is a pain.

And keeping the runtime versions safe (security updates) will become a very big problem as new mayor runtime versions are released.

With Java, you do have some compatibility issues here and there, but, if it ran on 1.4, it will run on 1.8 ... if the original devs were bright.

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GNU/Linux had won, now it's OpenSource's turn

Linus said that when Microsoft would write software to run on GNU/Linux, it would have won. Now, there are apps that Microsoft shifts that run on GNU/Linux and/or Android/Linux now.

Now, not only are they writing software for */Linux, they are also porting their dev languages to */Linux - yes, they were doing it via mono before, but this time, they have acknowledged that OpenSource is the best thing to do!

All hail the best development strategy out there ... OpenSource. Richard Stallman must be drinking champagne ...

That much for cancer!

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Re: Reap what you sow

@downvoters

Why are you downvoting ? Think for a second, why is Microsoft giving away Visual Studio and .Net ? They want traction, they have none, devs have moved off of Windows 8[.x] and onto mobile (Android, iOS[Apple]).

Seriously, stop being biggoted for a second and think about what is happening here ...

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Microsoft exams? Tough, you say? Pffft. 5-YEAR-OLD KID passes MCP test

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Re: Easy to criticise MCPs

No, but the first MCSE I saw had never used a PC computer.

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To reproduce:

1. Install XP SP3 in a VM

2. Download and "attempt" to install SQL Server 2008, notice that it asks for TWO separate .Net runtimes as well as PowerShell ... there, happy ... FFS.

There is this French saying: Faut pas parler aux cons, ça les instruit.

Excuse my French

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>"Says the man who thinks .NET frameworks previous to 4 aren't cumulative."

Well, you might want to tell MS SQL Server that, because it does not know either.

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Childcatcher

Call me impressed by the kid, not.

Most MCP's are easy ... would like to know which one he took.

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I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm

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Re: Your comments confirm misogynist attitudes in IT

@IWPCHI

I will quote Bill Maher, once more:

Because they’re [The French are] not a nation of 6-year-olds who scream and giggle if they see pee-pee parts.

Finished primary school, yet, IWPCHI ?

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Re: World, get over yourself

@Greg

... a politician is like a sales guy, their craft is a con act which requires excellent PR - without proper attire they get nowhere, it's all they have. Now, who the fuck cares how a dev/scientist is dressed ? Right.

Equality ? Ok, so a surgeon is supposed to wear a tuxedo to perform operations ?

You, sir, hurt.

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Re: Sad, y'know?

Surely you would have fired Einstein because of his haircut.

1. The shirt is ugly

2. People wear what they like/want

PS: I would have loved to see a scientist in bathrobe or a "Fuck Creationists" t ... but that's just me. Who fucking cares what these guyz wear ? It is what they have between the ears that matters ... as for you, the French have managed to reconnect nerve cells so their is hope that when you die, we will be able to transplant your unused brains to some body that will use them.

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VXers Shellshocking embedded BusyBox boxen

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>Most Fortune 1000 organisations patched ShellShock when fixes became available in September due to the high risk it posed.

Except devices running busybox, because these were not supposed to be affected, iirc.

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Are dangers lurking on your workers' operating systems?

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@elReg David

Go talk to Andrew, he has the solution:

BlackBerry comeback: BES12 server revealed – it will manage ALL THE THINGS

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BlackBerry comeback: BES12 server revealed – it will manage ALL THE THINGS

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Re: Too late

Honestly, I think you will come back, once you been bitten by the sieves.

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Gimp

I think they tried with the playbook and failed to get traction ... they could certainly get traction now they have a mature app market, but I doubt they will try ... sad, really ... then again, look at the surface sales^H^H^H^H^Hwrite-off.

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Gimp

Wow, just wow ... call me impressed - but then again, watch the icon ->

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All but full-fat MS Office to be had on iPads, Droidenslabben for NOWT

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Re: It's free....

We despise all proprietary formats, not just Office ... however, this article discusses MS Office, so we concentrate on MS Office, here. BTW, PDF is pretty well reverse-engineered and later documented - there are numerous tools out there that do incredible stuff with PDF.

>It looks your knowledge of Office formats is very outdated, especially of the "x" formats. Did you ever tried to implement OpenDocument support?

That should be:

It looks your knowledge of Office formats is very outdated, the [new] "x" formats [are pretty well documented, so much so, that Office Mac often breaks formatting]. Did you ever [try] to implement OpenDocument support?

Nuff said.

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Adobe appoints former Reg man as open-source chief mobile lead

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Mushroom

Adobe, like Microsoft and Apple ... purveyors of bloat.

Good luck to Asay ... but what Adobe really needs is to OPTIMIZE its software.

Oh, and the subscription model only works if you can improve the software every year, which adobe is not very well known for ... same with Office360 and MS, mind ... if you really think you need ms office, you should stick to 2010 until security updates end ...

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No more tomorrows for TomorrowNow suit as Oracle and SAP settle

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WTF?

I do not really get the problem of all this ... apparently, a consultancy firm retrieved software from Oracle's servers using the account of one of its costumers, on behalf of that customer. I do not really understand the problem here ... the software maybe licensed to the customer only, however, the software was downloaded on behalf of the licensee ...

Now, this would create the precedent that consultants will not be allowed to download and install 3rd party software for a customer ... sounds a bit harsh to me.

And how can they claim IP theft ? I mean, it's not like the guy downloaded the sources ... there is no license theft, as the software was retrieved for the licensee ...

I call BS on all this ..

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Re: Not the only error

Send an email via "Tips & corrections", shit happens.

I already noticed and sent the email ... lets hope it will be fixed soon ... ;-)

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Oracle claims knockout blow in IP lawsuit

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Re: 'Responsed'? 'RESPONSED'?

Ever noticed " Tips & corrections" ?

Be smart!

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OMG, that CLOUD has a TV in it! Sony goes Over The Top in telly wars

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I am pretty sure it will be a success, I mean, if you're silly enough to have a PS4 with "online" account, you are certainly the target audience for telemarketing ... and yes, you do need that new, revolutionary, gourmet, deluxe, incredible, magical, posh kitchen cloth.

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UK PM Cameron says Internet must not 'be an ungoverned space'

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WTF?

“extremist material” "hatred"

I guess, Dave, that you might consider starting with your own backyard ... I mean, UKIP website is hosted in the UK and still up and operational at the time of this writing.

Seriously, though ... you, like a great number of other government officials, are already taking down bits and bobs here and there, so I guess that if you can take down a site when RIAA kindly asks, you already can take down Islamist, Zionist, Jehova witness', Mormon, Scientology etc websites ... so what is your point ?

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Alcatel-Lucent buries EDGE routers in x86 server fleet

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WTF?

x86, not ARM64 ????

WTF, where have these numpties been over the last couple of years ... why move to x86, when ARM64 is pretty powerful and readily available ???

Headshot

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BOFH: SOOO... You want to sell us some antivirus software?

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You do know regedit.exe, do you not ? There is a almost useless "Find" option in there, what it does does help in getting <whatever_the_kids_installed> off of the computer.

I use two combinations:

Find <folder_name>|<program_name>

while (! EOF)

{

if (keyname.isHighlighted)

{ hit(DEL);}

else if (Value.isHighted)

{ //some uid

hit("<-"); //left arrow key

hit("<-");

hit(DEL);

}

hit("F3");

}

Delete folders on FS.

Works for me - takes time, though :-(

On Mac, I throw /Applications/<application_folder> into the bin, search for plists and throw them in the bin.

On linunx, it is just "apt-get remove --purge <program_name>", but I digress.

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Exactly, I do not get all this non-sense.

I think you could do with Linux, remove the hard drives from the workstations as they arrive, setup boot from LAN, use Linux, see slax for an amazing example ... 180Mb of read-only joy, complete with office suite, browser etc. Customize your image[s] with apps you need. Build a massive RAID with the hard drives to house docs, home folders, your 4/5/6 images, and their respective backups ... remember, you do not need an image per hardware combination, more an image per target audience.

The home folder would be a network share, ideally sshfs. You have an issue, reboot ... takes 1 minute, including download/loading of image, and the beast is clean again. If you have over 2Gb RAM in the clients, use copy-to-ram for exceptional performance ... only uses like 512Mb RAM.

Alternative:

FreeBSD or Solaris and a distributed ZFS file system, using all drives in all machines for storage of documents.

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