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Ice cream headache as black hat hacks sack Dairy Queen

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Paris Hilton

Re: Is it just me…

Two words: Rewards card.

Paris, coz i-scream while eats the cone...

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Angry Birds CEO hops into slingshot, goes 'WEEEEE!'

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Paris Hilton

Games are more like movies than software business

In terms of how quickly the revenue stream dwindles once the craze is over... Probably best strategy is to short such stocks in the long term.

Paris, coz she can go long on shorty.

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We need less U.S. in our WWW – Euro digital chief Steelie Neelie

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Paris Hilton

Didn't they need more U.S in WW-II ?

Then why do the want less U.S in WW-W ???

Paris, coz she probably wants more \W/

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Government report: average Oz user will want 15 Mbps by 2023

alwarming

Average requirement != Median requirement

I use a 100Mb link at home and when 2 netflix and 2 facebook apps are on, you can feel it's not enough.

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Microsoft boots 1,500 dodgy apps from the Windows Store

alwarming

Re: um

I remember blackberry making a comment to the tune of "we don't need 200 fart apps" [1].

I guess that philosophy served them truly well in the long run as some of the execs had comfy parachutes.

[1] http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/01/rim_super_apps/

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Oz biz regulator discovers shared servers in EPIC FACEPALM

alwarming

Tunnel vision

Humans fiddling with things they don't fully understand in pursuit of a singular goal and nothing else matters.

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Hyperconverged kit is SO HOT right now. $140m sound about right, Nutanix?

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Mushroom

AC, using reverse psychology ?

> Nutanix should have exited when they could - ...

This sounds like what a desparate VMware shill would say. But this putdown is so hollow, I suspect it's actually a Nutanix shill disguising as a Vmware shill dissing Nutanix in a lame manner.

I can bet that el reg, who can see who this AC is, are having a chuckle now... ;)

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US Copyright Office rules that monkeys CAN'T claim copyright over their selfies

alwarming

"Any royalty fee divided by infinity would result in a payout of zero "

Only an agent can divide by infinity...

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Galileo, Galileo! Galileo, Galileo! Galileo fit to go. Magnifico

alwarming

"I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me."

But at least I can find a waaaay... to ESAAAAAAA..... GPS bayyyyy 2017eeen

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Microsoft ropes in Opera Mini as default Nokia dumbphone browser

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Big Brother

Another night at the Opera.

"We've always been a̶t̶ ̶w̶a̶r̶ friends with Eastasia"

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Get ready: The top-bracket young coders of the 2020s will be mostly GIRLS

alwarming

Re: anyone can do it

anyone can != everyone will

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Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC

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Paris Hilton

Genuine question (and maybe that's not the point of the article).

But is netflix making backend deals with telco/isp in violation with net neutrality ?

I thought net neutrality was telco/ISP not prioritizing any traffic that flows THRU them. But if a faster link (/a local cache on ISP premises) exists betweem my server and ISP, I don't see how it violates net neutrality.

Can someone please explain ?

Earnestly.

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Tech patent hoarder Intellectual Ventures to lose a fifth of its trolls

alwarming
Trollface

Call me a grave dancer.

Because that's what I feel like doing.

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Tricked by satire? Get all your news from Facebook? You're in luck, dummy

alwarming

Re: Some satire is deliberately misleading (and hence not satire)

Sounds like el reg unmasked the target audience...

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Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls

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Angel

"You’re off to a bold and exciting start."

translation:

"I (ie ME, or in other words, MYSELF), couldn't do it. You, MY former subordinate, certainly can't pull it off."

"Hope you screw up. Which you will."

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Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?

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Trollface

It's a code really.

Dragon = China.

Asteroid = Missiles

Ghosts = Hacker

Now re-read the article and see how your govt is deliberately ignoring your concerns and trying to make you lot look like a fool.

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Xen to practice art of motor vehicle embedded development

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Pint

And Mr.Pirsig quietly puts the wrench back.

s/X/Z/

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Oracle reveals 32-core, 10 BEEELLION-transistor SPARC M7

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Terminator

"Oracle has revealed..."

Surely you meant to say "The Oracle"...

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Know what Ferguson city needs right now? It's not Anonymous doxing random people

alwarming
Coat

Re: One wonders ...

>... why so many are up in arms over statistically[1] meaningless police shootings, and yet refuse to

> stand up against the vastly more wide-spread gang violence?

Just because there is a lot of piss in the swimming pool, doesn't mean that I can't protest the

Pee in my dinner plate. (aka Statistics have meaning when you apply appropriate filter on datasets).

Time for me to commit my ad-hominem :

Is that you, Jake?

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What does a flashmob of 1,024 robots look like? Just like this

alwarming

Why 2^N ?

I would think that a fibonacci sequence would work better with creating a more complex super-bot.

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Lawsuit claims SpaceX laid off hundreds without proper notice, pay

alwarming

There is long term vision .

And then there is short term execution.

Apart from some notable exeptions, you can't be *exemplary* at both. I am glad SpaceX are thinking long term... as most others are doing the other way round.

Having said that, I hope the workers get their due, being laid off when you have not done anything particularly wrong at your job is a terrible event for most people.

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Microsoft KILLS Windows 8.1 Update 2 and Patch Tuesday

alwarming

Re: You will never guess what she did ..!!!! :0 :o

Umm.. I was referring to this sub heading in the article.

"You'll never believe what it's called inst... actually, you probably can"

(I suppose my joke wasn't very funny, but still not sure what inflammed the downvoters....)

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alwarming
Paris Hilton

You will never guess what she did ..!!!! :0 :o

Thanks for the homage to the unsung clickbait writers with this faux-click-baity headline.

Paris, coz you probably know what she did, but don't care.

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Two years on, Curiosity's still in the same crater

alwarming

I like the optimism with human race.

Having said that, I must note that RTGs are being developed since 50s[1].

And 1970s vikings used it as well [2].

Also, they aren't exaclty true nuclear reactor/bomb powered, more like isotope decay powered [3].

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mound_Laboratories

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Nuclear-powered_robots

[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioisotope_thermoelectric_generator

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Facebook: Want to stay in touch? Then it's Messenger or NOTHING

alwarming

Re: As others here have said

> It is 19 Bytes, my mistake. Commented on The Reg from the wrong reality.

Or..maybe it's 19billion $s. ;-)

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Coat

Re: As others here have said

> Yet people will give WhatsApp more than 22 MB smiling. :)

I thought it was 19B.

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HP says it will sue former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussein

alwarming

To be fair to HP...

...<blank>.

Umm, sorry, I can't think of anything to complete this statement.

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Indie ISP to Netflix: Give it a rest about 'net neutrality' – and get your checkbook out

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Trollface

Brett Glass

The "BSD developer" who gave us the bikeshed!

http://phk.freebsd.dk/sagas/bikeshed.html

PS: I love the smell of Ad Hominem in the morning, specially mine.

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Google tells indie labels to take its YouTube deal or face OBLIVION

alwarming

Re: Is that unreasonable?

Do commentards prefer to post reasonable arguments as AC ?

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FINGERS CROSSED: Apple and Samsung said to be hammering out settlement

alwarming

I don't want to say duopoly but

...isn't this a lot like Pepsi-Coke wars which created loyal fanbois (for sugared water!) and anyone else was practically wiped off the market ?

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Job for IT generalist ...

alwarming
Paris Hilton

Re: Job for IT generalist ...

There are several outs:

1) Pick an area - any area - and stick to it. (My suggestion based on your experience would be

perf debugging - that requires a breadth and trouble shooting skills). It will take 2-4 years to

establish yourself and the skills will be portable.

2) Join as an apprentice in a small <buzzword> company. Fight fires all day long and soon you

can be whatever you want to be.. (within 12 months).

3) Higher education. It may not have many things to teach you, but a higher degree can open some

closed doors. (Not my personal preference, but there are people who value it). You can be

"specialist" in 2+2 years.

4) Incorporate. Be the sysadmin for small businesses. Set up their clouds and shit. If you are not

making good money in 2 years, goto steps 1/2/3.

Paris, coz she can crawl under my desk anytime...

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Titsup Russian rocket EXPLODES, destroys $275m telly satellite

alwarming

Re: Should have gone to India

Didn't someone claim that the Mars launch was a marketing project for their

payload business ?

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/02/pslv-launch-multi-sats/

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EMC ships '17PB' of biz flash, brags it's NAND numero uno ... That's cute, grins HDS

alwarming

Re: Don't be silly

I think the AC is being "Shil-ly". ;-)

#asstroturfed

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Tick-tock, Jock: Dock schlock for mock-stock in ad-hoc shop squawk

alwarming

"Tick-tock, Jock: Dock schlock for mock-stock in ad-hoc shop squawk"

Missing Moderatrix ?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/30/moderatrix_off

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Google+ maker Vic Gundotra: My work on this 'NETWORK THINGY' is DONE

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Joke

Re: all five of them.

And, based on the downvotes that your joke received, only 3 of them have a sense of humor..! ;-)

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BUSTED TWO: Carrier IQ monitor-ware on iPhones too?

alwarming
Big Brother

Re: Clarifications anyone?

Simply because they don't know!

Just like TESCO doesn't know what hormones were injected in beef, similarly, Telstra has no practical way of knowing if its installed on any of the OEM phones or not. They are saying - "we don't install or use it. Don't flood our call centers".

But are they legally responsible in case their phones are found to be using it ? I don't know... I suppose they might be on thin ice there if the phones they sell turn out to be collecting data illegally.

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alwarming
Facepalm

chpwn

Its obviously a word play on the "chown" command. And actually a little bit funny as it says "pwn(pawn)" instead of "own". It gets funnier if you realize that he is a hacker.. implying he doesn't "own" your files.. just "pawns" them. etc.

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Printed-out dissolving bones, teeth work well in rats

alwarming
Joke

Re: At last

At last ? At last ?? Now you tell me!!!!!!!

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alwarming
Paris Hilton

Re: Longer legs

Thanks god, its your legs which are short - coz there is no bone in a boner.

Paris, coz she can debone even the most bone headed.

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Chrome passes Firefox in global browser share

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Pint

So Google's strategy IS working...

They have 3 browsers - Firfox, Chrome (happens to be in house) and Opera eating away from microsoft... effectively ending M$ monopoly on the road which leads to Google Mall.

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Ubuntu team questions Distrowatch share slide figures

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Paris Hilton

Re: you're right

No first hand experience, but apparently Unity runs fine on Mint! LOL! :)

Paris, coz if she dilds it, they will c'm!

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Microsoft prepping Office for iPad?

alwarming
Paris Hilton

Supposedly Office is run as a separate business within Microsoft.

But if it was *truly* an independent business it would have done that long ago, along with an ubuntu/linux version.

In future (or even today?), M$ will no longer have a total monopoly on consumer computing devices. If M$ BUs have to survive they need to look beyond Windows as a platform. Azure, xbox, office - they all need to expand their market. Does IBM storage work with only mainframes ? No. They work fine with Linux and HP-UX. Why ? Because they are separate businesses within IBM and they don't want to be stifled.

Having a common denominator sometimes makes sense when sharing a technology can cut R&D costs.. (using IBM example again: like use of PowerPC in all IBM servers which shreas the R&D cost.). But keeping windows as a common platform is not helping office that much (agreed maintaining closeness to 1 platform is easy.. but once they had a port on Mac, they effectively disassociated with the underling OS and they can do it again).

Paris, coz she likes freedom of keeping what's underneath her.

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Open-source skills best hope for landing a good job

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Paris Hilton

That picture did offfer a tip to she-techs..

or rather 2 tips.

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