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'Urika': Cray unveils new 1,500-core big data crunching monster

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Yes but can it play...

....you know the rest

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Citrix: Wearables allow conference calls 'while rocking a baby to sleep'

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“Take a jog while you’re taking a meeting.”

Imagine the conferece!

...has joined the conference...pant, pant, grunt, pant..I just want...pant, pant, to ask, pant, pant...urggh

CLICK!

WTF? Can we fire that sicko?

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Microsoft, Docker bid to bring Linux-y containers to Windows: What YOU need to know

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WTF?

"Windows is always trying to catch-up to Linux."

Really? And what year did Linux get even a half decent interface that the average Joe could use?

I remember the days when you had to mount the CD drive to use it, then unmount the bloody thing, just to eject a disk. God help you trying to get it to play the content.

Maybe if your 16 and new to computing you think that Linux is way ahead, but trust me, it took a long time coming for it be even remotely usable for the masses.

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

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I totally agree with mandatory voting....

on the condition the last box is:

They are all bunch of self absorbed useless muppets and my vote is to show I disagree with all of them.

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NASTY SSL 3.0 vuln to be revealed soon – sources (Update: It's POODLE)

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Re: What's the hold up?

"I heard that Apple have filed a patent application on it"

Not until someone else has been using it for some time.

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Do Moan! MONSTER 6-day EMAIL OUTAGE hits Domain Monster

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'sucker@gullible.ltd.uk' is a better email address than gulliblesucker@gmail.com too.

yup got to love those @lycos,co.uk and @freeserve.co.uk addresses.

The reason you have a dedicated domain address is when you get pissed off with a hosting method, be it your own or a mega corp, it's (hopefully) easy to change your MX record and get it moved away, a lot easier than contacting the many (10's or 100's) of thousands of people that have may have your current email address and asking them to change it.

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Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe

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Re: Real design changes

you missed out, where the stock fix for for misbehaving software is something other than "reset to factory default"

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Rebellion sees Chromium reverse plans to dump EXT filesystem

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£100 each pah, bet you didn't even have to solder it in...kids today.

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Philip Morris seeks pay-per-puff patent to help you STOP smoking

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SCUM

"For example the user buys daily or weekly or monthly smoking time from the Internet application supported on the PC"

So when they run out of credit, then can easily pop down the shops and buy some lovely, REAL cigarettes. Is that what you want, lovely cigarettes. Hmmmm smooooth...

Give me a gun and I'll happily shoot the owners in the head having buried my brother aged 42 who died from lung cancer and brain tumours.

On the good side of that, 6 friends and family immediately gave up smoking and NO ONE close to me no smokes,

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Heistmeisters crack cost of safecrackers with $150 widget

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Re: No video

I think it uses something called flash? No idea, I just get a blank window with a "f" in one corner.

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Crims zapped mobes, slabs we collared for evidence, wail cops

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One thing they haven't clarified...

...are these phone the crims devices?

If my phone was nicked, I'd remote wipe it. Police take said stolen phone as evidence from crim

The crim has not wiped the phone, I have.

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Re: Have they not heard of Faraday bags?

They do use them...standard procedure, but at some point it has to come out, also they are not 100% perfect

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OMG, we're gonna be invaded by NEXUS 6 replicants – no, wait. It's just a rumored phablet

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Pah...

..I'll take your puny 6.3" Mega and raise you a 6.4" Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/phones/xperia-z-ultra/specifications/#tabs

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Let down by a lousy UberX driver? They probably skipped the 'optional $65 customer service training course'

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Just one question...

why do we constantly compare Uber et al to Taxis?

Surely they should be compared to minicabs, as you effectively have to "book" the service and not just get into one.

Minicabs also have different laws / rules to Taxi's, for starters they can't be flagged down or park up waiting for a fare to get in.

Or am I missing something?

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You can ring my #bellogate. EMAIL STORM hits 29,000 hapless UCL students

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Re: Not so true

"Anon for obvious reasons"

Would that be for the appalling spelling and grammar?

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Protesters stop ground breaking on world's largest telescope

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Re: Wow Ten times further

"that's 116.2 billion years before the creation of the universe".

To the best of our knowledge, for all we know, we could be in a inner universe, with another surrounding it, much further out.

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So long, Rory: AMD board names Lisa Su president and CEO

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It's nice to see...

...a CEO of a Tech company that has the background so she can understand what the hell people are on about, with resorting to crayons and pie charts.

Many of the big tech companies were founded this way, but now seem to be run by those with a MBA or Finance background.

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Hey, non-US websites – FBI don't have to show you any stinkin' warrant

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Re: A USA Inc marketing ploy?

So by that assumption,that outside of the country of residence all systems are fair game to hack, everyone else can hack US severs. After all they *may* contain illegal material.

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Re-light my diode: Trio of boffins scoop physics Nobel for BLUE LEDs

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to be fair, he probably also said we'd be flying around in atomic powered cars

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Re: Curious

It wasn't a case of just mixing chemicals and hey presto blue light. There was some bloody clever physics behind hit making it work.

However even if they spent 20 years alone, when multi-billion pound companies failed, just mixing hundreds of chemical together until it worked, why on earth does that not deserve a nobel prize; if any thing the more effort you put into it, the more you deserve in return.

Did Edison just go, hmm bit of wire, bit of electric, hey presto light? No he spent a long time trying out different methods.

Did Marie Curie, just go oh look what's this funny metal, I'll call it Plutomium. No.

In fact I'd be annoyed if they just did go, ok this compound emits blue light, Nobel prize please.

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Sapphire glass maker's woes caused by Apple relationship 'breakdown'

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Re: I do hope someone else buys it

I would think Corning's lawyers and board are going to have a long day today.

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Twitter sues US government for right to disclose NOTHING

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Re: Will they come to get me?

Nor myself, or did I?

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Freedom of speech...

...unless it involves the government, then you need government approval.

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Dot-gay told it's NOT gay enough – but web'll be officially .eco-friendly

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A joke....

...that's what these are. Just a money making scam....nothing more, nothing less.

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Britain’s snooping powers are 'too weak', says NCA chief

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Re: I think the problem is that NSA funded Cheltenham

Turkish: Yeah, that's perfectly clear, AC, yeah. Just give me one minute to confer with my colleague.

[Turns to Tommy]

Turkish: Did you understand a single word of what he just said?

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Will we ever can the spam monster?

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Re: Yes

How useful is it now anyway? When did you last get a useful email?

About 10 minutes ago.

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There is only one way.

...stop clicking the bloody links!

Like every business, legal or not, if you don't use their "products", then they won't "sell" them.

Unfortunately human curiosity or greed will always win over common sense with many people.

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What’s the KEYBOARD SHORTCUT for Delete?! Look in a contextual menu, fool!

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Re: I recall the 8088 machine I learned on...

You car analogy is a little lame, for

"Mice are nice, but until you use the command line, play under the hood, you really don't understand what the machine can do or what it *is* doing..."

Then it wouldn't be driving a manual box over an auto (that's more like choosing an iPad over a MAC).

To use properly you analogy it would be like owning a modern hot hatch with all it's ecu's, fuel injection and stability control over a car with twin 45's, manual timing, adjustable suspension and manual brake balancing. Hence the phrase "getting under the hood"

That's getting under the hood and how many of you can do that?

The sooner we learn that 99.99% of the people out there don't give a crap how it works, so long as it does the better for everyone.

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Google wants to KILL apps with the 'Physical Web'

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This could get fun...

...The Kinky Escort Agency,

Hi, your husband visited last week and he was asking about 3 in a bed sessions. 10% off 3 in a bed sessions, 20% if you arrange the booking.

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Google ordered to tear down search results from its global dotcom by French court

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Chump change?

Ignoring the horrendous typos...

"It will face daily fines of &euro1,000 – which is chump change for the web goliath."

£365,000 euros per year is hardly chump change. Still helps them make a loss in Europe (excluding Ireland), so less tax to pay. So a win for Google.

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Re-read the article please:

"Why get Google to remove it from .com and .fr if you can still access it through .co.uk."

One of the 1st lines in the article...

"Google to remove links to defamatory information from its search results globally."

And who says Bing is referencing it? Even if they are, you take out the biggest search engine then work down.

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POISON PI sniffs WiFi from your mail room, goes on rampage

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WTF?

Great idea

Make sure you put on a return address on.

SWAT team in 3....2.....1

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Another day, another cloud computing price cut

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Re: Perfect timing!

The Reg Comments Dept. (aka MI5 outreach programme) have passed your details onto GCHQ who are now investigating what you have to hide on AWS. So you're not being paranoid, rather correct in your fears

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Music-mad Brits drive up hardware sales too – claims BPI

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But...but...but......

...I thought piracy was destroying music sale, because as we are so often told, that 13 year old with 10 thousand titles on their pc would have otherwise paid £10,000 for them.

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IRONY ALERT: Former MI6 chief warns of 'mass snooping' - by PAEDOS

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WTF?

I agree.

"more or less precisely"

It's either precise or not, you can't have both.

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Reddit trousers $50m to splash on ads, mobile and cash-generating staffers

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How to allocate the cash?

Easy, number of ad's you've clicked through and then bought something....

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DVLA website GOES TITSUP on day paper car tax discs retire

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The road tax won't go...yet

".....ignoring the fact that road tax should just be included in fuel duty."

As the car's get more efficient, electrics get more popular, then tax collection drops. So they need some sort of permanent tax to screw everyone over equally.

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Larry Ellison, Oracle's humble CTO, demos cloud migration at OpenWorld

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Simple, they have to point out what's normal, so those freaks that are left out don't feel belittled.

"A majority of 61 percent in the population reported to wear glasses, contact lenses or other reading or visual aids occasionally in 2012"

"The rate for people in their fifties is more than 90 percent and nearly all over-75s wear glasses."

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2013/2013-3849-wm.htm

The stats are similar throughout the western world.

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Huawei promises €1.5 BILLION French investment

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Re: They promissed the same in the UK a couple of years back

There is this thing called the "internet", it has these things called "web pages". Companies use these "web pages" to often give you "information", like the following:

"Huawei opened its first office in the UK in 2001 and is mainland China’s largest investor into the UK. The company has 15 offices across the UK and 890 employees, planned to rise to 1,500 by 2017. Huawei will continue to expand its investment in the UK in the coming years, and is planning to invest £650 million and procure £650 million in services by 2017. In 2011, Huawei opened its UK R&D centre in Ipswich after acquiring CIP, the centre for integrated photonics. In April 2013, Huawei opened a new UK headquarters in Green Park, Reading."

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One million people have bonked on London public transport

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Re: Another explanation

Not sure why you are saying Nick Clegg will abolish bus passes, it a local authority thing, not national.

Still a billion a year on bus passes for people that are better off than many working people does not sit quite right.

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AMD, Oracle sweep their glasses off the table, ARM wrestle Hadoop for the data center

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Yippeee.....

..new attack vectors ahoy!

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EE coughs to BROKEN data usage metrics BLUNDER that short-changes customers

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Re: Why bother?

The same applies to "Orange Mail" - Android phones have to be tied to a GMail account anyway, so why bother with that either?

The wife has a Gmail account for her android phone, never, ever used it for email (and nor does she use orange mail). It's this crazy thing called choice.

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US stakes out 'net battleground ahead of ITU meeting

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Re: Open goal for USA bashers

Ignoring the mix of future and present tenses...

"if not for the US, Europeans could be buying head scarfs and veils for their wives and daughters already when ISIS takes over, "

I'll amend.

If not for the US blowing up countries because of the risk of oil supplies being restricted under the pretence that they could fire a bottom of the range missile, with a payload capable of any real damage well beyond it's physical range by some several thousand miles, then Europeans would never of had to worry about ISIS.

Fixed.

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Fraud shop OVERSTOCKED with stolen credit cards

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I just wonder....

...if the banks could (or do) buy these lists and then could revoke the cards? It would be an major inconvenience to the card holder, but not as much as you finding your card is refused not because it's been revoked, but because your bank account is empty.

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EU operators PLEAD for MERCY, may get roaming rates cut ‘reprieve’

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Oh crap, here we go.

"there could be a loophole that allows only a ‘fair use’ allowance for customers "

So somewhere between 10 minutes and 100,000 then?

Why not just set in stone and say euro-plan must match x% of home plan and have done with it.

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Adobe axes R&D lab in China, insiders blame mandarins and pirates

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Re: China, the short lived adventure

You're right, how could our governments have let this happen?

Actually don't blame the governments for this, blame the consumers. We wanted "better", cheaper, faster, so that's we got.

Companies are only driven by demand, sure they may try to steer the demand, but ultimately, the consumer decides what they do. if every single Apple owner, for example said " We will not buy any Apple products until every component is made outside China" trust me, there would be new factories popping up everywhere.

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IT crisis looming: 'What if AWS goes pop, runs out of cash?'

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Re: Wouldn't it be funny if...

No.

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Sigh....

...random analyst, plucks random data out and makes 1+1 = -50.

Many companies run many projects at a loss as they build up, heck even most little shops run at a loss in the first year or two. This is not news or even newsworthy.

They are expanding at a massive rate and building out at huge cost. As the market slows down and the "me too's" drop off, the big boys will pick up a lot of the slack, and slow down the expansion as the market matures. That's when they will start to make money.

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Patch Bash NOW: 'Shellshock' bug blasts OS X, Linux systems wide open

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@a/c Re: Can you hear that sound?

"I guess this means that Linux based systems are likely going to continue to be the most risky OS for remote exploits on the internet for the foreseeable future."

Are the only keys that work on your keyboard CTRL + C & CRTL + V?

Just as a (mainly) windows user, I think your a 13 year old moron that spends his nights on to many forums salivating over <insert female movie star>, whilst having pointless arguments with Eadon.

GROW UP!

Sorry, I know, feeding trolls and all that.

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Bash bug: Shellshocked yet? You will be ... when this goes WORM

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Re: Oh $!#t.

"But I don't think it will affect anyone unless they're using OS X Server facing the Internet."

Well that's going to scare all two of them.

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