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AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'

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Re: not gaming...

Try gimp!

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Netcraft adds Heartbleed sniffing to site-scanning browser tool

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Re: But wait, there's more ...

@Version 1.0

iOS fanboi, he ?

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which means users of Internet Explorer and Safari are left in the dark.

As they always have been ... nothing new there.

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Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update

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Re: RTFM

>Developer Version

Aren't all Microsoft products "Developer Versions" ? Shit, care to name one ?

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Re: KitKat - no complaints?

Well, Android users have low expectations, like 25 email messages max is normal. Have they increased it in Lion^H^H^H^HKitKat?

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>I also found the on-device search pretty unusable.

Yeah, just like on XP, where they decided to hide all interesting things by default and introduced a little dog to calm your nerves while you where looking for the search options.

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Red Hat: We don't need no stinking dictator to make money out of OpenStack (in late 2015)

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I am on Debian, I installed a package and there I was, up and running.

I imagine you need to install OpenSSL, git, and maybe some other shit that I as a dev already had - admittedly not on Windows. I thought there was a download for windows, did it not contain all tools ? Hm, maybe something that they can fix. I mean, on Linux, when you miss git, for example, you do "sudo apt-get install git" or "yum install git" and you're good to go ... it's the same with most software, no "google -> website -> locate download ->wait ->wait ->double click to install ->accept license -> untick unwanted toolbars" Windows bullshit.

But there you go ...

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AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014

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Re: Not exactly

>AMD's starting to tap into some areas of good potential. They need to execute however and that has always been an issue in the past decade.

Now, now, now, not so fast, Opteron hurt Intel pretty hard back in the day with the SledgeHammer, forced them to shift their vision in quite an opposite direction. It's only when Intel caught up with the 'Core' CPU's that they took the lead back.

Now, I guess this will be wait and see ... I am pretty excited about these 64-bit ARM CPU's - dreaming of a desktop grade RaspberryPi.

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OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs

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Re: Why in the hell are any of us stupid enough...

Migrate now or you will be out of business pretty soon. The. Net stuff is for idiots, even MS Cannot manage to depend on one runtime version, SQL Server 2008 needed two versions of the runtimes, FFS!

Nuff said!

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Akamai scoffs humble pie: Heartbleed defence crumbles, new SSL keys for customers

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With freedom comes responsibility.

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Torvalds rails at Linux developer: 'I'm f*cking tired of your code'

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Ok, I have changed my opinion somewhat after reading the systemd bug:

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=76935

So, the issue is, there was a bug in systemd that had been already fixed (at the time the above bug was created) and that caused the kernel log buffer to fill up, preventing the system to boot.

Now, the discussion was, that systemd should not interpret debug on command line, only systemd.debug. I think this is wrong. If you specify debug on the kernel command line, you want to debug everything, if you want to debug systemd or kernel, you prefix debug with systemd. or kernel., respectively.

I am not saying Kay has good communication skills. It seems obvious to me that kernel developers probably want to use kernel.debug if they only want kernel debug output.

Imagine you have a problem to boot the system and you do not know where the problem lies, specifying debug on the kernel command line should debug everything. As I said, Kay committed crap code that broke the most fundamental thing, however, as usual, there are two sides of the story and it took me a while to gather all required info.

I still think Linus was right, though, because he has probably made Kay think about the quality of his code, overconfidence, or both. I remember breaking something with a typo in a logging statement I did not test before committing, silly, happens, especially when it was the last little thing I added...

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Re: coding

Please be understanding. Grammar has been removed from the curriculum in the UK, it is considered useless - one of my English professors from the UK was unable to answer one of the questions I had about English grammar, dismissing the question with: "We are no longer taught grammar at school, so I have no idea."

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I think ms is looking for literate devs and since this guy made a rookie mistake, he should consider the alternative in Redmond.

As for Linus, come one, that was the prime example if a rookie mistake, untested, blind checkin - on a central daemon like that, shit, get your act together, Kay (Entschuldige) - Linus was absolutely right. Why should the kernel team spend time on making the kernel idiot-proof?

And, Window cleaners, please keep off these discussions you cannot understand - there are those comments on many windows flaws that need your attention more. If you administrate windows server, sql server, or use ie, your opinion dies not count!

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Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders

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I am not an Apple fanboy, I have a few Apple products around here, but still ...

I invite the loonies around here to look at the Galaxy phones from Sammy, mostly their design, and you will see that in 2010 they brought out a copy of an iPhone, which looked NOTHING like the previous garbage they were trying to sell and that thing sold like hot cakes - it was the iPhone killer.

Apple have high margins, lost a quite a bit from that, Sammy has to cough up and come up with its own design - which they still have not managed to this date. The entire Galaxy line looks like first generation iPhones. It was soo bad back then that I heard a youth say: "Shit, he has a real iPhone!" - as in iPhone := touch phone.

Look at the BB10 Z* phones, different design, although heavily "influenced" by the iPhone as well - at least they do not have a physical button at the bottom.

I love my z30!

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Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS

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Re: I guess Apple needs to

I love its "email" feature ... 25 emails max ... a great smartphone that ain't.

I am "sure" you run Windows 8 on your PC/laptop!

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Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE

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Re: why in the store

Cupertino ? You know, that famous company everybody is copying like hell, because they managed to fill their bank account quicker than anything else on this planet.

I agree, silly fu from both ...

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Re: Still beats the alternaives

Compared to the .net fiasco ... you have .net 3.1, you'd think it could run 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 .net stuff, hell, no, what did you expect?? You want to run those 5 apps, need to get .net 1, 1.1, 2, 3, and 3.1 runtimes ...

As for retrieving the updates, and dependencies, no problem, search microsoft website for the runtimes, Windows Genuine Advantage crap needs to get updated first, 3 reboots later and you still have to install 3 and 3.1 ...

Powershell, the only thing that "sort of" works, as I have already said, it does not even do regex properly like VBS, Perl, etc no, it does some bastardized globex.... "*" means ".*" - so great.

Then, depending on version, it is either mta or sta by default, thanks ... who would care ? In mta mode it cannot call sta code ? WTF ???? Guyz ???? Leave the industry !

Compare that to package management on Linux anytime, mate. I use apt, others aptitude, yum, or synaptic/Yast2 (idiot^H^H^H^H^Hmouse-friendly), whatever floats your boat.

Thy atheist!

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Re: Does ANYBODY still believe this tripe?

That must have been Vista pre-SP1 ... and, no, downloading the unzipped file would not have been any faster ... I remember timing file duplication: a text file containing "Hello World", just that, no formatting - simple ASCII text (without double quotes ") - would take a whopping 5 minutes and 30 seconds to duplicate (left click, right click > Copy, right click Paste).

They "fixed" it in SP1, it would only take 30 seconds - it takes millis on my underpowered, non-Vista-able Linux box, oh, and a click less - like on Windows XP and lower, but there you go. In Windows 7, it still takes like 100 times longer than on my Linux box, w7 on SSD vs Linux on PATA!! - not sure what it is doing.

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Never mind the HORSE MEAT, trading standards cuts'll hurt IT crowd, too

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subtitle on horsemeat

Now, I have had horse meat, I am British and did not know what I was eating at the time, suffice to say that I was mad at the woman who knowingly prepared the meal.... I find it rather disturbing that ppl complain about horse meat when they are totally fine with eating the produce of anal glands, from the castor.... whenever you see "natural flavor of vanilla, strawberry, raspberry etc" you should know that that is the secretion of anal glands, from a castor, Haribo sweets are one famous example.

As for FAST, what a waste of taxpayers money... especially when you consider that they defend US Software companies 99% of the time... just saying....

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Oracle shoves IBM out of world's No 2 software seller spot – Gartner

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Re: Crappy software top 10

>Have you ever heard about SQL Server?

Yes, that is the MS Access daemon process. It is also known as "totally useless db" or "db for the clueless" ...

Now, have you finished with the windows, could you please clean the desks now instead of commenting on elreg ?

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BlackBerry not afraid to throw its mobe biz under a bus, says CEO Chen

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Chen: Give Us What We Want

We want a Quadcore 4gb RAM latest GPU mobile handset, give us that and we will be happy.

Seriously, Blackberry are where Apple was in the beginning of the 2000's: By far the best OS, OS X back then, BB10 today, in an underdog market position. I mean, I have 2 Android's, iPhone 4, iPad air, and my BB10 z30 at home, I can compare.

Poorest to best on email:

Android - I would not even call that email support, 25 messages ? WTF ??? and the `whatsItsName` app (too busy to check name) you can download on the app store cannot even do starttls, well, it says it does, but it just fails.

iOS - pretty decent, although you have to switch keyboard to switch languages and there is lame/annoying predictive spelling

BB10 - hub, hub, hub, swipe type (it predicts the word, you swipe it up), multi-lingual spell check with one keyboard layout (if you so choose), predictive typing with AI, easy to ignore (no tapping the word on screen like in iOS), remembers most used wordings and I could go on forever.

Oh, and the BB10 browser has flash ...

And the beast is secure, secure boot anyone ?

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Anatomy of OpenSSL's Heartbleed: Just four bytes trigger horror bug

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@PropieTards

We will not know which versions of IIS are affected, but IIS has had a "long" history of very embarrassing flaws, one of which was the ".." vuln that allowed you to download any file on the file system, yes, you could even download the registry and bruteforce passwords!!!!

However, this issue affects version 1.0.1 to 1.0.1f, and yes, the most widely used versions are 0.97 & 0.98 branches and, to some lesser extent, the 1.0.0 branch ... 1.0.1 is "pretty recent".

from heartbleed.com:

What versions of the OpenSSL are affected?

Status of different versions:

OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f (inclusive) are vulnerable

OpenSSL 1.0.1g is NOT vulnerable

OpenSSL 1.0.0 branch is NOT vulnerable

OpenSSL 0.9.8 branch is NOT vulnerable

I call this a lot of noise for some BS.

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Re: I don't get it..

Obviously the $1 000 000 question is why expect a length parameter at all ? That is metadata that can be calculated quite trivially.

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How Brit computer maker beat IBM's S/360 - and Soviet spies

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Re: Sorry: Not impressed with aircraft industry rants

>IMO the UK aircraft industry would have been better off working on a decent wide body jet to rival the 747 and McDonnel-Douglas equivalents.

Airbus! Beating Boeing since its inception ... despite Boeing's heavy assistance from US MilitaryInstustrialComplex ;-)

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Re: Plus ça change...

>Why are these third-rate incompetents allowed to bugger about with things which they don't understand and haven't got a snowball's chance in Hell of ever understanding?

It's their job to fuck up our economies, milk us dry, as long as they can help the mates build up savings, they will remain ... and, look at the queue of guyz who wanna do the same line up on election day, they are no better.

The job of your dreams, playing real life monopoly with other taxpayers money and get healthy pay check; without any risk when all goes wrong, well, when shit hits the fan there's always a slot in the shadow cabinet.

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Microsoft crows about 149k-seat Office 365 deal that costs it MILLIONS

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MS Office should be called anti-productivity suite, coz, that is what it is - especially with ribbon, now office 365 ... have fun uploading those images and the like and, no command line access ... how could you be productive with that ? hm ...

As for the Accenture fail, lmao, when I see those numpties with their tie, I always have a joke ready.

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Cray flogs 1PB of TASty storage to German übercomputing boffins, leaves them in tiers

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UNIX, obviously ... the only thing that scales to no end. If you think about it, the OS was designed in the 70's ... many times have the competition tried to imitate, never have they succeeded.

And, free software is the future, here you see why.

Pretty impressive ... is this for p0rn ? I cannot believe it would be for anything else...

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Beat it, freetards! Dyn to shut down no-cost dynamic DNS next month

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I used their free DNS service in my routers for years, spent a year or two paying their $15 service (which was overpriced, i was only using a fraction of it, not sure which part) ... fair deal, i think ... I hated their nagging as well - but hey, they have 300 staff, so they must be making some kind of cash.

The free service made them known, I am certain they will soon be forgotten, though.

Is netcraft going this route, also ? I find it harder and harder to locate the web server survey on their website - it might be just me, though.

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Bendy or barmy: Why your next TV will be curved

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I sit close to the computer screen, maybe i could do with a curved monitor, not sure, would need to test ... for tv, this is great if you only ever have 1 invite (and want to cuddle) or the misses watching it with you (close to you on the sofa) - for any of use, this tv screen sucks.

So, bottom-line, this tech sucks for 99% of us, thanks! It would make a good penthouse tv, literally, for the place.

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Hyper-V telling fibs about Linux guest VMs

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>“... it is safe to ignore these messages because Hyper-V protocols are implemented to be backward compatible ...”

Is it me or is there something fishy in this sentence ? The protocols are implemented to be backwards compatible, however, when they encounter a previous release of the software, the log errors like mad ... Yeah, at MS we have just redefined the meaning of backwards compatible.

In fact, I'm sure this is just a bug they will fix ... time will tell.

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Ubuntu N-ONE: 'Storage war' with Dropbox et al annihilates cloud service

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Re: Bugger

They should have offered what EVERYBODY wants from a music service ... flac files and/or AppleLossLess - that is what the world wants, somebody make it happen, I am tired of having to buy plastica nd rip so I can have quality waves through my MSP5's.

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Italy has a clumsy new pirate-choker law. But can anyone do better?

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Re: Alternatives

> Nice attitude: "I can't get what I want even if I offer money, so I'll just take it".

You are only depriving the copyright holders from a cash-flow they DECIDED not to take.

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BlackBerry and T-Mobile try $100 bribe to lure BBers to their side

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Re: Z30 excluded...

Admittedly, I have only seen a z10 for a few minutes, but BB10 runs flawlessly on it. I own a z30 and that thing rocks, especially once I hook up my 2Tb external hard drive, my keyboard, mouse and 42" HDTV ... from the sofa ... so much faster than my ISP-supplied Linux set top box and a much, much, did I say much? better browser.

NB: With a z10 you cannot do the above ... but the phone is not slow by any means ...

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Microsoft spells out new rules for exiling .EXEs

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Will the Malicious Software Removal Tool uninstall Windows next ? Because anytime I open internet explorer, for example, I get a popup that takes me to some unknown website to setup my browser - no idea why it wants to go online, I close the bugger immediately anyway. Since sir BG said ie is integral part of windows, I wonder how the previously mentioned tools will remove the browser with the OS and without removing itself ... Like the UNIX "sudo rm -rf /" dilemma.

DISCLAIMER: All I want to do in ie is see if window cleaners can access my site ...

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Final Windows XP Patch Tuesday will plug Word RTF vuln

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Re: "Windows XP is a thirteen year old operating system .."

>I am not planning to change my Wife's XP system that sits behind the house firewall, as long as she keeps using and updating Firefox and Libre Office. She does little else on the system (not even email), so I am pretty sure that she is unlikely to be affected by new vulnerabilities, and has nothing of any real value on the system even if it does get compromised. Must remind her to keep it backed up, however.

Give her some fresh Nordic Mint (x86), show some love.

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Re: Ignorance

>I have been telling a few users to abandon XP for the last 3 years now.

I have been telling a few users to abandon XP for the last 13 years now.

The World Won't Listen

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Let's throw 'em a dime, poor souls.

> "Windows XP is a thirteen year old operating system .."

>And they were fixing its flaws every month until it officially 'died'.

Yes, 13 years of plasters for the sieve ... and it still leaks ;-)

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In three hours, Microsoft gave the Windows-verse everything it needed

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In three hours, Microsoft gave the Windows-verse everything it needed

World-wide Vaseline shortage

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Apple: You're a copycat! Samsung: This is really about Google, isn't it?

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So up until 2009, Sammy tried hard to compete:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_%28original%29

then

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_i5700

But cheap looking crap does not sell, so what does in 2010 ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S

Why ? iPhone clone.

Case closed, Sammy cough up, thanks!

I really could do with some down votes, guyz ;-)

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Wanna attend Apple's June developers' shindig? Ask yourself, 'Do I feel lucky?'

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Why would anybody want to pay to go this event, organized by company with absolutely no f'ing clue when it comes to OS'.

Ever tried to re-install Mavericks from the recovery partition ? No, well, not only does it ask you for an Apple Id (which MUST have previously been used to "buy" Mavericks - remember, it is free upgrade) and downloads the whole crap again. 4 hours later, of course, still has not finished installing on an SSD ... compare that to the 30 minutes it took to install Mountain Lion on an SSD.

These guyz need to be shot, along with the Redmond numpties.

Oh, and the tramp icon can now be used for Apple as well.

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Microsoft in OPEN-SOURCE .Net love-in with new foundation

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Thanks for the source ...

... the best example of how not to code ... nobody wants to be owned by a bitmap.

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That's it, we're all really OLD: Google's Gmail is 10 ALREADY

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Hotmail has always been for idiots ... netscape.net (later integrated into AIM/AOL) offered 5Mb storage in 1997 + IMAP and 250Mb way before gmail came around. I could send a 3Mb email message with my netscape.net account in 1997 ... arguably just one (until I removed it from "sent items"), but hey, three times more than hotmail ...

I remember back in ~2000, pruning CV's ... hotmail email address? := trashcan

.... sorry for whoever got binned like that, but we had too many applicants for the various positions and had to start somewhere, besides, if you cannot count to 5 you are no good for a business.

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Chinese patent app tries to own Wine on ARM

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Re: Hold your horses ....

> ... and the patent was filed on 24th of June 2011 (and worse, granted).

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>http://www.google.com/patents/CN102364433B?cl=en

Click on the "Find prior art" and you have a link to:

http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?26233-Wine-1-3-4-Adds-New-Features-Supports-ARM

So this patent is invalid, period.

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NSA plans to FREE YOUR DATA with range of cloud services, analytics

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Re: Raises another point....

> At least I can vote for the government.

True, but what good is that if you cannot vote against it!

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Putin and pals dump Apple's iPads for Samsung slabs... over security concerns

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Android devices go as far a syncing wifi passwords with the cloud ... LOL

morons

PS: There are no secure tablets on the market.

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Microsoft frisks yet another Android gear maker for patent dosh

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Re: Microsoft's influence within a private Dell?

Samsung has an OEM deal with MickeySoft, Sony had one (they just closed down the PC biz) So, I am looking forward to Sony kicking hard pretty soon ...

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Time for a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft ... when you buy an Android device, you finance the corrupt Redmond empire.

Up until now, I thought only Asian companies were affected by this and everybody knows that an Asian company has absolutely no chance in the US courts fighting a US company ... but US citizens ?

Come on, there must be some hungry lawyer in the US who could pull this one off ....

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Returning a laptop to PC World ruined this bloke's credit score. Today the Supreme Court ended his 15-year nightmare

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The court say 8000 / 15 years, that means ~6000 (and I am generous) 6 years ago, not 116 000. So, whatever you say is irrelevant, the court has all documents available.

"Greed will be your downfall"

Dungeon & Dragons - Eye of the Beholder

Grammar Nazi because he wears a judge's attire

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Never take a loan to buy a computer, ever. Computers are the things that lose value the quickest, especially Windows boxen ...

I remember buying a MacBook in early 2008 (shop display model - had just been replaced by a new model - 700 euro iso ~900) and selling it 1.5 years later (end of 2009) for the exact same price ... the mate got a superfast WindowsVista laptop he paid ~50% more for (~1000euro) and sold early 2010 for ~1/4 of the price. He gets MacBook pro's since ... ;-)

No, seriously, never take out a loan for a computer, unless it is less than 6 months - it is not worth it ... by the time you have paid your computer the thing is worthless ... especially windows boxen.

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Original iPhone dev team was 'shockingly small' - Apple engineer

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The bigger the team, the harder the battle to stay focused on basics.

Every project I have ever worked on was: get the base right ... with a project lead with cojones and vision - easy.

The hardest part of any project is to get a project lead with cojones and vision, very few have both.

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