* Posts by Daniel von Asmuth

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Windows 10 now on 75 million devices, says Microsoft

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Re: pushing a free upgrade

Indeed, I suppose many of those 75M devices used the free upgrade option. Heck, there are more devices running Linux these days. How many copies of Windows for Raspberry PI did they sell?

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Blueprints revealed: Oracle crams Sparc M7 and InfiniBand into cheaper 'Sonoma' chips

Daniel von Asmuth
Headmaster

What market?

The first thing to notice is that it takes some cool millions to design a processor. Most companies now act like ARM and design processors, but do not produce them. Building a fab will cost many billions. but some fab owners will produce third-party chips.

You don't get to buy SPARC processors on your local hight street. The conclusion: all that matters is the price and performance (and reliability) of a complete Oracle system.

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Microsoft will explain only 'significant' Windows 10 updates

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Re: The seem to be going in an unsavory direction...

Where is the "don't install inexplicable updates" button? Why is Redmond wasting time on software alterations that have no apperant reaon or purpose?

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Preserve the concinnity of English, caterwauls American university

Daniel von Asmuth
Headmaster

Autothalassic

My favarite: a rare word occurring in 'Roverandom' by J.R.R. Tolkien, apparently meaning 'sprung from the sea'.

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PALE, MALE AND STALE: Apple reveals it has just ONE black exec

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

Techies?

I used to work for Apple in Brussels. They had women on the staff, but all the techies (who were needed to provide customer service) were locked up in a single windowless room (OK, they had a PC with Windows, but it was rarely used).

They also had good diversity: many Flemish speakers, a few Walloons, and even some who understood English.

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Desperate Microsoft PAYS Win Server 2003 laggards to jump ship

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Pickle me, tickle me!

What will Redmond do to convince me upgrading my trusty Windows 2000 to Windows 2016?

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So what the BLINKING BONKERS has gone wrong in the eurozone?

Daniel von Asmuth
Paris Hilton

The New Deal

The great depression in the U.S.A. was largely due to the domino effect of banks collapsing as their customers pulled out their money. Bank runs happened in the U.K. and Greece more recently, but the governments stepped in to prevent them from going under. Tim forgets that bank collapsed ceased after Franklin Delano Roosevelt entered the White House and announced the New Deal.

The Federal Reserve Banks believed in laissez-faire, which meant they would not intervene directly in the crisis.

Since 1990 the German Federal Republic has poured like half a billion of Marks annually into restructuring the former German Democratic Republic. After 2010 this strategy has turned out almost into a happy ending, but Chancellor Merkel is not going to bankrupt her nation by pouring multiple billions into South-Eastern Europe.

It would not be so tough if these nations got to keep their favourite coin and their own monetary and fiscal policies.

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HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

Daniel von Asmuth
Holmes

Trousers?

Have kilts gone out of fashion?

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Intel TOCK BLOCK: 10nm Cannonlake delayed to 2017, bonus 14nm Kaby Lake to '16

Daniel von Asmuth
Boffin

Re: we're all doomed!

"Broadwell parts are branded fifth-generation Intel Core chips (Core i3, i5, and i7) "

You mean the commercial name is Intel Core Pentium?

If they can't get the EUV process working, maybe we'll have to switch to Pentaquarks. For the moment the market is not demanding huge numbers of Windows 10 PCs.

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China wants to build a 200km-long undersea tunnel to America

Daniel von Asmuth
Facepalm

Re: Well, allright

A high-speed train from Edinburgh through the chunnel via Paris, Moscow, Bejing, and the Bering tunnel via Anchorage and San Francisco to New York City will be more practical.

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Starship Troopers beat Aliens, Robots AND Chuck Norris to WIN in a FIGHT

Daniel von Asmuth
Alien

Alia (Paul's four year old sister) Atreides

Dune for destruction.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Uitsmijter

Daniel von Asmuth
Paris Hilton

¿Hablas Castellano?

What is jamon serrano doing in a Dutch recipe? NL.wikipedia.org says the ingredients are one or two slices of bread with ham or cheese and at least two baked eggs. No mention of tomatoes, but bacon is sometimes used. The German Wikipedia shows a variety where the cheese is baked with the eggs. The name 'Strammer Max' supposedly refers to the erect male organ.

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Micron blames dismal PC sales for EVERYTHING

Daniel von Asmuth

Re: PC sales do suck

Sure, but who or what are you going to blame for the flagging PC sales?

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Wake up, sheeple! If you ask Siri about 9/11 it will rat you out to the police!

Daniel von Asmuth
Unhappy

Re: re: 2015-June-02 is pretty unambiguous

Is that 2015 years after:

- the beginning of the Mayan calendar

- the biblical creation

- the founding of Rome

- the birth of Jesus Josephson of Nazareth

- the Prophet moved from Mecca to Medina

- the founding of the first French Republic

- the ascension of Emperor Akihito to the Japanese throne?

What would happen if you ask Siri about 7-11??

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This whopping 16-bit computer processor is being built by hand, transistor by transistor

Daniel von Asmuth

Beat the clock

I wonder what's keeping him from increasing the clock speed.

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Cinnamon 2.6 – a Linux desktop for Windows XP refugees

Daniel von Asmuth
Linux

The year of the top Ikea desk!

Dual monitor support? Our company sold Windows NT PCs with 8 monitors some twenty years ago.

But then none of your Linux programs will run on XP or vice versa. So what is the point?

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Why are there so many Windows Server 2003 stragglers?

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Support? What support?

The author assumes that Windows 2012 users receive support from Microsoft, but perhaps the difference between supported and unsupported Windows is too small to matter.

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Would EU exit 'stuff' the UK? Tech policy boss gets diplomatic

Daniel von Asmuth
FAIL

The single language

You want the whole EU to speak the language of the UK? I believe it is called Welsh. Not much chance of that happening! Latin is the language of Europe.

Fifty years ago the EU had plans to bolster its electronics and computing industries, but they could not beat IBM and Sony then and they won't beat the Chinese and Indians now.

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Chips can kill: Official

Daniel von Asmuth
Boffin

Re: The chief cause of death in laboratory rats...

Animal-friendly scientists should keep their rats on a low-chip diet with the result that the creatures will behave more scientifically.

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Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

Re: Democracy?

Real democracy works by *not* giving every person a vote. Children, prisoners, slaves, immigrants and women don't get to vote (OK, in some countries women can now vote and some even abolished slavery). In some countries only wealthy taxpayers got to vote. The Insider program is real democracy: the people who count do vote and they get to convince their fellow lusers that the right decision was made.

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Gigabyte and Cavium team on super-dense ARM servers

Daniel von Asmuth
Happy

Kewl

The plural of Cavium would be.... Cavia.

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'I thought we were pals!' Belgium, Netherlands demand answers from Germany in spy bust-up

Daniel von Asmuth
Black Helicopters

friends don't spy on friends to sell the info to the yankees

Of course Holland has an intelligence agency. It spies on its citizens on behalf of the NSA.

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Windows 10 won't help. The PC biz is doomed, DOOMED, I TELL YOU

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Re: Does anybody remember

Windows 2000 (NT version 5.0) was a complete rewrite of Windows NT (from version 4.0) and brought improved stability and a new driver model. Furthermore it was a lot slower and needed more memory (barely ran in 64 MB of RAM). The most notable feature it brought was Active Directory and support for 64-bit processors (DEC Alpha, Intel Itanic and eventually AMD x86_64). The Terminal Server functions were now standard. I forget when they added IPv6 support. There was an HA edition. Windows XP added a couple of screw-ups like the licence activation feature.

Windows Longhorn was the ultimate OS with WinFS and Palladium security and the Aero Macalike GUI. The latter appeared in Vista, along with UAC (whatever that is) and support for MAC in the ACLs (and SMB2 and standardised IPV6 and a different driver model). The main selling point would be HyperV, but the HPC edition went nowhere.

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Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Re: What's changed in the last few years?

I have read several articles claiming that Windows Vista, or 7, or 8, 8.1, or 10 would be better or worse than other versions, but none that seemed to know what the actual differences are.

So Redmond boasts it will sell a billion licenses in two years, but I wonder when they will break beyond 200 % market share (twice as many DOS/OS/2/Windows/CE/NT/RT licenses as there are humans on the planet).

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World of the strange: There will be NINE KINDS of Windows 10

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Re: Jesus...way to muddy the waters (again) MS

You forgot Windows for Submarines. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukgovernment/archive/2008/12/17/windows-for-submarinestm.aspx and Windows Automotive, Windows for Workgroups, Windows CE, Small Business Server, Media Center, Home Server, Windows for X-Box, Windows HPC Server, Windows Azure, Windows .NET, Microsoft Cluster Server, Terminal Server, and more....

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No, really, that 12.9-inch MaxiPad is totally on the way now

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

Tinypad

When will the 40 inch iPad be available in stores?

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Hey! Want a FREE TOASTER that makes BITCOIN? What? You DO?

Daniel von Asmuth
Happy

Re: Where does the electricity go?

It makes sense after all: you buy a new electrical home heating appliance and purchase the electricity as cheaply as you can. Now your lovely heater's insides are full of Intel, so the more heat you need, the more bitcoins you mine, reducing your energy bill.

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Good luck displacing Windows 7, Microsoft, it's still growing

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

Re: Upgrade? Wait and see

News for XP diehards: a new version of WIndows is due this summer, but I doubt they will receive free upgrades.

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TURKEY-SIZED 'platypus' T. REX found by kid BAFFLES boffins

Daniel von Asmuth
Holmes

What did it eat? Chili?

Coincidentially, Scientific American just published an article on our bloody f(r)iend Tyrannosaurs Rex.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/rise-of-the-tyrannosaurs/

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The huge flaw in Moore’s Law? It's NOT a law after all

Daniel von Asmuth
Facepalm

Re: die, process!

The die size has been increasing steadily from millimeters the sixties to square centimeters in the teens, and the wafer size keeps increasing as well. Both contribute to the increase of the number of transistors on a die.

But if it's no law, that means I don't go to jail:-)

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UK now part of another Euro data-spaff scheme

Daniel von Asmuth
FAIL

GooglEnvy

As the Reg said: "In 2013, the system was accessed more than 1.2 billion times;" and "8774 persons were arrested". Now if you take the number of arrested persons who were not subsequently convected and the number of seized objects that had to be returned to their owners, our Eurocracy looks like a hallmark of inefficiency, if your average Google search turns up a thousand hits.

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Embarcadero’s cross-platform XE8 RAD Studio targets iOS 8, IoT

Daniel von Asmuth
Linux

Re: How much!!?

Lazarus may live, but whatever happened to Kylix?

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Microsoft comes right out and says backup software is dead

Daniel von Asmuth
Paris Hilton

Quooker Fusion and Microsoft??

It may not be eactly the same image, but it's close.

http://www.keukenstudiomaassluis.nl/images/uploads/keuken/Quooker-Fusion-pot-thee.jpg

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Cross-dressing blokes storm NSA HQ: One shot dead, one hurt

Daniel von Asmuth
Paris Hilton

Gender equality now!

Why does it have to be a couple of men dressed as women? It's about time women get the right to storm agencies.

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Europe could be drowned in 'worthless pop culture' thanks to EU copyright plans

Daniel von Asmuth

Didn't get the other part either

If the Single Market is bad for your region's culture, why would it be good for other businesses? Would our weak beer market get swamped by Polish brews? Our automobile market overrun by FIAT and VW? Our computer market added up by Apple and Intel? Our tobacco market go up in smoke?

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Daniel von Asmuth
WTF?

70 years after the author's death

Quick: extend that to 80 years to prevent Hitler's Mein Kampf reaching Dutch and German markets next year:-(

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Chipzilla spawns 60-core, six-teraflop Xeon Phi MONSTER CHIP

Daniel von Asmuth
Alien

Memory

6 TFLOPS makes a competitor for POWER8, 100 GB/s is pretty good, but 384 GB is rather modest, maybe just enough for the next MacPro model.

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Dutch Transport Inspectorate raid Uber's Amsterdam office

Daniel von Asmuth
Trollface

Re: I like their complaint

Legitimate Amsterdam taxi drivers like to break the faces of Uberpop drivers.... fair or otherwise.

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‘Digital by default’ agricultural payments halted: Farmers start smirking

Daniel von Asmuth
Holmes

Those Brits are ahead of us

Agricultural deals in Holland are still handshake-based rather than paper-based.

http://www.leukemuziek.nl/beeld/handjeklap.jpg

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Blighty's 12-sided quid to feature schoolboy's posterior

Daniel von Asmuth

Re: Still don't know why it's 12-sided

If it was round you would mistake it for a Euro coin.

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Zombie SCO shuffles back into court seeking IBM Linux cash

Daniel von Asmuth
Facepalm

Who wrote Unix? Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Al Gore?

Unix was created by employees of A T & T 's Bell labs. The University of California at Berkeley was a major contributor. Several companies hold source licenses, among them Microsoft, who sold a distribution called Xenix. The rights to that were sold to the Santa Cruz Organisation, who called it SCO Unix and later Open Server, before selling it to Caldera, which renamed itself the SCO Group, and old SCO became Tarantella.

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German chancellor DECLARES WAR on crap rural Wi-Fi

Daniel von Asmuth
Alert

Europeans unite!?

In other news, the Netherlands announced that its remote rural areas will get Internet access, but by WiFi rather than broadband.

Where do you want to go today?

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Bloke in Belgium tries to trademark Je Suis Charlie slogan

Daniel von Asmuth
Facepalm

Ik ben Kareltje

It doesn't sound cool if you translate it into Dutch. Better say "I am the Stig".

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH

Daniel von Asmuth
Angel

Death?

Terry wrote the book on that too.

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Microsoft man: Internet Explorer had to go because it's garbage

Daniel von Asmuth
Linux

Re: Let me be the first to say...

Redmond may have a peculiar notion of web standards, but don't I wish I could trade the buggy and slow Firefox (a.k.a. Netscape and Mozilla and Iceweasel) for a Linux verion of IE 6.

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May the fourth be with you: Torvalds names next Linux v 4.0

Daniel von Asmuth
Windows

How much longer do we have to wait

for Linux 10??

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: El Reg eggs Benedict

Daniel von Asmuth
Childcatcher

Re: Hollandaise ingredients?

Hollandaise sauce requires clarified butter. You melt the butter, let it stand for a bit, and then pour the liquid slowly into a bowl, except for the proteins at the bottom. Skim any proteins (white foam) from the top. In India you can buy clarified butter called ghee.

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BLAME ENGINEERS: Workstation sales soar by 8.9 per cent a year

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

What is a workstation indeed?

In the nineties a workstation was a desktop minicomputer, which meant RISC processors, SCSI discs and UNIX software.

What would a workstation be today? If you count your average gamer's PC or MacPro, then the term makes no more sense, nor does a crappy PC become a workstation just because it runs Ubuntu. Since crappy PCs have lots of storage (SSD), 10 Gb Ethernet and 8K video. 1 TB of RAM is a commodity server's fare, which leaves us with CPU power as the distinguishing factor. Workstation class might start at 100 cores or a couple of massive GPU cards. Above that you would approach HPC territory. Mobile? That means anything that fits in a big American truck (lorry).

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Chipotle insider trading: Disproving the efficient markets hypothesis

Daniel von Asmuth
Paris Hilton

The market is efficient at processing the information

How come so many Reg readers still buy Intel PCs, kown to be inefficient at processing information, instead of markets?

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Symantec sources claim exec teams in place by April Fools' Day

Daniel von Asmuth
Gimp

Quid est Veritas?

What old Veritas products will survive? (not to mention Peter Norton's brand name).

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