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7 posts • joined 4 Nov 2009

Dotcom's Mega to launch with mini call centre

rabidbadger

Re: I'm not to sure...

Recently stumbled upon iDrive (idrivesync dot com); they offer 10GB free, and their agents seem to work OK (if a tad slowly).

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Dixons knocks £200 off laptops before Xmas...

rabidbadger

SLMGTS

"I agree the article could have been written more clearly, but I think it took as much as 20 seconds to check the PCWorld site"

Yes, but el Reg is /supposed/ to be a news aggregator (with a teensy bit of editorial control chucked in).

I have to side with those above who are critical of the poorly written churnalism that TFA is an example of.

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Think you can outdo the political mob?

rabidbadger

@Oliver

"None of the above" is one of the phrases explicitly forbidden for use by the Electoral Commission (for obvious reasons, sadly).

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Energizer Duo software suffers backdoor Trojan bother

rabidbadger

Over engineering yet again

I've got one of these chargers, and it's good -- small and quick to charge. You never needed software for the charger to work, and it has a light on the actual hardware device that indicates charging/charged status. As one of the forgotten few -- I'm a Linux user -- I never even attempted to install any software. What idiocy made Energizer think that you needed any damn software in the first place? Pillocks.

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MySQL handler Jacobs walks out on Oracle

rabidbadger
WTF?

Q. When is a promise not a promise?

A. When it's made by Canonical/Ubuntu.

Front page of the Ubu website (http://www.ubuntu.com/) we have: "The Ubuntu promise... Ubuntu core applications are all free and open source". Google Docs is open source? Really? Great job, $huttleworth.

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Ex-JBoss chief attacks Monty's 'dangerous' MySQL crusade

rabidbadger

Reality check

"A purely GPL license would not confer things like intellectual-property rights to a single company"

Not necessarily true. Some open source organisations ask that contributors transfer their rights to the organisation. A prime example being the FSF/GNU project...

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Early adopters bloodied by Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

rabidbadger

@SilverWave

> Canonical is a private company of 200 employees...

That was something that I've often wondered. Can you breakdown by job function? I'm curious how many are actually doing technology/support, and how many artwork, marketing and other fluffy stuff?

[And yes, I /am/ an *buntu user, but am amazed at how little progress Canonical seem to have made in the last year or two towards that seamless user experience...]

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