* Posts by Infernoz

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Multiple fondling on the MIGHTY 12-INCH iOS 9 SLAB — so, so close now

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Re: Side-by-side Windows on 12" Pro tablet with stylus like a Samsung Android tablet?

Got a Tab S 10.5 myself, and it really does humiliate the overpriced crapple slab e.g. near 4K OLED display, support for OTG wired Ethernet, ANT+, support for 128GB micro SD cards, stylish Titanium Bronze case choice and Logitech deemed it worthy to make a nice Bluetooth keyboard case for it too. It is a joy to read books, magazines, 2 facing pages of reference books on and watch video on too.

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Hacker data dumps scrape to make huge grey marketing database

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Re: Company makes new search engine.

It is fine if the identity data is only temporarily gathered for security research and whistle-blowing but never for bulk publication, especially not for profit!

I hope this greedy slime is put out of business by some costly data protection, data theft and identity protection related law suits.

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Elon Musk: I'm neither a samurai nor a bastard

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Bill Gate is a corporate vampire deserving no respect

I forget to mention that I see Bill Gates as a sack of excrement for expecting workers to work extra hours for him to more value a business and for his numerous other documented offensive ideas and actions. Corporatism is always wrong, and most corporate executive pay is plain insane and completely unjustified.

I don't care how much of their trust fund an obscenely rich executive donates, they should not have so much that they need to fake-guiltily buy 'popularity', and the funds can end up spent on things which turn out to be bad, which due diligence would have revealed, if they even care.

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Re: US management - confusing hours worked for productivity

There is a rather nasty effect called "Diminishing Returns" which not only means that you become less productive as you get tired, but can easily flip to negative productivity with avoidable mistakes which you then have to spend extra time fixing later (if you notice them in-time and can figure out a fix) *, get stressed (can harm health), and reduce your creativity because you are working so hard that you body and brain don't have enough down time to digest problems and devise solutions. This only gets worse as you get older!

* If you don't notice tiredness caused mistakes, the cost to fix them can quickly escalate, especially if built into a product; this a well know gotcha in software development and engineering.

Caffeine should be used in moderation too, because it is quite a crude stimulant which will bite you when abused.

There is also something called a work life balance where you should recognise that you work enough to finance your life, not live to work, the later is pointless and will harm you even if you like your work.

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Rodent rescue reckoned as remedy for cursor crisis cruelling BYOD

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You are running a *nix OS which often has a fraction of the product found on windows, which are heavy mouse enabled, unlike some retarded *nix apps, and even on a *nix OS a mouse can be much faster for some tasks where a GUI is available.

I also use Linux and FreeBSD and still prefer a mouse.

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Just use a Bluetooth mouse

Logitech do some much nicer ones and don't forget keyboards too, some in tablet covers for iOS and Android. Even good touch screen keyboards are much slower to use than proper keyboards if you need to type much.

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Oxford chaps solve problem in 1982 Sinclair Spectrum manual

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FAIL

Yawn

I'd be easier and /much/ cheaper to use the Raspberry Pi to do the whole lot, or a small quantity of old Computers which had decent sound (etc.) for the period e.g. Commodore 64 with SID chip.

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Most top corporates still Heartbleeding over the internet

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Oracle server /still/ uses insecure SSL negotiation on their public blog site!

My Thunderbird is configured to refuse this, and I'm not downgrading it's security; sham on Oracle who damned well ought to know better, including for several internal oraclecorp sites with other obvious security issues!

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ROBOT INVASION has already STARTED in HIPSTERLAND

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Easy to break or block.

Cables, cable floor covers, raised door edges, misplaced chairs and furniture, too small gaps, people etc. will easily defeat passage of this mobile "Peripheral" and may cause it to fall and /shatter/. It could be deliberately blocked by carefully installed obstacles, including fishing line. WiFi bandwidth and quality could be an issue too.

If you want to interact visually: visit, use video conferencing, or use other communications tech.

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Everything is insecure and will be forever says Cisco CTO

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And one of the most idioticaly insecure ideas is IoT, without an strong emphasis on security

Too many IoT devices have really quite pathetic security including stupid system design, that includes many routers! This is quite blatantly because of rushed bad management, which I've see the consequence of in commercial product I've had to spend ages iteratively rebuilding securely!

I look and throw my hands up in horror at how stupid and sloppy the IoT system designs are, so no NEST, or various other proprietary controller appliances for me! WTF is the Nest remote mains powered for? It should be a low power, battery powered, wireless (not WiFi) mesh terminal for smarts in a /wired LAN/ central switch box!

All IoT should only talk via an easily upgradeable hardened gateway server device, not directly with a remote internet server, otherwise it will eventually become an open insecurity puss filled sore!

I'll get my Body Armour.

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Dark matter surveys turn up new satellites … orbiting the Milky Way

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100,000 Light Years is time in the past too, relative to us.

So we are seeing about 100,000 year old electromagnetic radiation (with allowance for distance variance and electromagnetic radiation bending by gravity), so do these objects still exist intact?

A lot could happen in that time!

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Would YOU touch-type on this chunk-tastic keyboard?

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ha ( ha){4}

Seriously, it's stupidly large and bulky; even a 10" tablet would take up less space!

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Reg exec in deluxe roo-skin pen case beernami trauma

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WTF is any pen doing without a solid cover, even in a soft case, in a bag with valuable items.

An protected pen tip is an accident waiting to happen for the pen tip, any soft case it is in and anything else it can touch, so just deserts for his stupidity; an Aluminium Beer can in a bag with valuable items, an event worse idea!

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Storm in a K-Cup: My SHAME over the eco-monster I created, says coffee pod inventor

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Re: He's right.

I also like the much greater choice and lower cost of Ground Coffees, so no nasty Feminising Plasticisers leaching from the Plastic (not just BPA), and I get to use more more coffee powder in a larger metal filter so that I can fill a whole mug using an Expresso machine.

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OK, they're not ROBOT BUTLERS, but Internet of Home 'Things' are getting smarter

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Re: This is just stupid

My new Bosch one (from John Lewis) saves a lot of water and power, has load of programmes (including /fast/ ones), lots of options, is piss easy to operate, quiet, tells you how long a programme will take before you start it, how long it has left to go and beeps when done; all for about £100 less that the LG one, let alone the other rip-offs listed!

The thing which really needs IoT is central heating and cooking kit, but with proper security and a physical heating on/off flip switch.

Most central heating controllers are still stuck in the pathetically archaic single zone model, including most commercial IoT ones, including Nest; mechanical radiator thermostat valves only partly improve on this and need a wasteful fixed bleed radiator to bleed pressure until the central heating water pump stops! We should already be able to easily buy affordable prioritised /each/ room-zoned variable temperature programming using automated radiator valves and radiator water flow sensors, with a smart central WiFi and BlueTooth 4 controller designed to dynamically and safely use any appropriate radiator(s) as a full pressure bleed until the central heating water pump stops.

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Re: All your pizzas are ours

Indeed, scenarios like this /will/ happen if the security is not properly sorted out /now/, including pre-planned support for later firmware/hardware updates for improving security. This is why I'm loath to buy much IoT kit currently, especially anything which needs a dedicated internet server to be usable.

My internet enabled weather station is my only IoT device and locked down by my router firewall from accessing anything but a single weather site on the internet.

Possible exploits for IoT devices may include:

* a central heating system which chills or cooks you, or deliberately wastes energy while you are out.

* a washing machine which is programmed to badly wash or dry your clothes, even ruin them.

* a tumble dryer which is programmed to waste energy, ruin your clothes, cause other damage or a fire.

* a cooking appliance which is programmed to ruin food, waste energy, cause other damage or a fire.

* an internal sensor(s) used or appliance programmes used to detect when the best time is to steal stuff from you or just spy on you for other nefarious reasons.

* an electronic lock(s) which is hacked to let thieves or other nefarious people inside.

* an appliance becomes unusable because your appliance wireless, IoT hub, router or broadband is broken, or had a hacked firmware update..

I'd need a seriously good reason to allow any device which uses UPnP or manually open internet ports, because that could easily become a massive security risk!

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Super SSD tech: Fancy a bonkers 8TB all-flash PC?

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Re: Excuse me

"They just have to hold on to the $/TB crown to survive." is not the only thing which is for spinning magnetic disk, and cost difference is quite significant still; they don't have a write life limit and there is still the possibility that a failed drive can have data recovered off it, unlike a failed flash drive! This is why I have all my flash disks as RAID1 and not larger than 256GB per disk.

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Ford to save you from BIKE FITNESS HORROR

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Frack Bicycle Hub Gears and any gear change at the hub, always a really stupid idea!

A hub gear in a bicycle wheel will always be a pain in the butt because it will make the wheel a pain to take off to fix punctures, change tires or even swap wheels for winter/ice tires, and worse they make it much more expensive when the Rim needs replacing, because the hub has to re-spoked rather than replaced with a commodity whole wheel!

Put all the damned (sealed) gear changing in the frame already, as all 21st century bicycles should have by now!

Still waiting with a Derailer bicycle, which is also a pain, but at least affordable for wheels...

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'Fry-OS 8' iPhone BLEW UP MY PANTS wails roasted Johnson

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Maybe this have something to do with the negligently ///bendable/// case.

It is frankly idiotic carrying a mobile in a trouser pocket, for several health reasons, and the likely risk that a too mechanically deformed Lithium battery will short circuit and guarantee serious burns for many seconds because you can't remove a burning phone and can't cool it, so have to somehow eventually shed the trousers, as this man discovered the hard way!

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STINKY nerds: Sick of horrifying chums with your terrible BO? Nosey Google wants to help

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Re: Good gawd/ess.

True, and some stashed wet wipes and a container of deodorant/antiperspirant is much cheaper and will stop the smell if you get caught short.

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$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

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What utter, scummy, con artist, rip-off nonsense

Cat-6 Ethernet cables use twisted pair cable with balanced drivers and receivers specifically to drastically reduce noise and attenuation, so the wasted use of extra specially treated Silver is utterly pointless. TCP is designed to tolerate delays and data corruption using packet windowing (buffering) and acks, of which most will occur in equipment and possibly outside the premises!

I could buy proper, very high quality Cat-6 cables within a single figure percentage of that price and buy several Kg of Investment Grade Pure Silver for that much currency!

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Doomsday Clock says 3 MINUTES to MIDNIGHT. Again

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If this wasn't a farce before, it is now

The degree of predicted Climate change is frankly dubious, and even if it does happen, it is not anything like as harmful as nuclear weapon strikes and can be adapted to using some ideas suggested in the book "Abundance" and other sources.

I think that it very unlikely that anyone would be so stupid as to use nuclear weapons now, given all the observed effects of Chernoble and Fukashima; fallout can travel huge distances and will likely fall on the attackers home too!

In my opinion these scientists are calling false Wolf, so are no worth paying any more attention to.

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Which of UK's major ISPs will let you have exotic p0rn? NONE OF THEM

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How futile given encrypted network tunnel services exist

All anyone has to do if they try censorship of anything (including consenting adult material which prudes block) is to use an HTTPS web proxy or VPN provider; some services are even bundled with applications, so dead easy for less technically literate people.

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Scary code of the week: Valve Steam CLEANS Linux PCs (if you're not careful)

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This is a why Linux Containers, FreeBSD Jails, and Solaris Zones exist!

Container technology should not just be for servers, but for most 'user' apps too, so that they can never do frack ups like this, even if they try!

Anything risky should be sand-boxed; it is not OK to install/run all applications in user accounts, let alone root.

I run my server software in isolated environments precisely because of this huge potential data loss risk.

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Hey, bacteria: Resistance is FUTILE – boffins grow new super-antibiotic

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Article and possibly the source are partly dubious.

WTF is this paragraph doing here:

"What's more, it could remain antibiotic resistant for some time to come – which is particularly useful as bacteria, viruses and other pathogens around the world build up resistance to treatments."

Antibiotics are to stop bacteria not viruses etc.; the misuse of antibiotics for viral infections like flu and colds is one of the reasons why we have antibiotic resistant bacteria like MRSA!

Use for other pathogens is only sensible if they have the same vulnerability.

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RMIT boffins fast-track space junk search

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Why is it all still there?

Hasn't anyone thought to gradually collect the hazardous moving junk with large area satellites designed to retain the material then take it to burn up on reentry.

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Hey look! Microsoft's workforce isn't all white men

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Can this Polically Correct BS already!

WTF is all this moaning and fake guilt for, just stop it already and concentrate on important stuff like maybe stuff which really makes peoples lives better, like abundance incubation, how to be less stupid, be more creative, and generally have a better quality of life.

Humans (not fake victims) choose stuff for themselves quite often, and if the "do gooder" PC brigade don't like that, well they should STFU, grasp that they are wrong, stop with the incompetent and wasteful meddling and look at doing something useful!

What we should be looking to fix is all the greedy and incompetent interference, tricky and corruption in the human social and business arenas by stagnant governments, N.G.O.s, fake Charities and big corporations, not all this utterly boring Frankfurt School 'victim' deception.

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Docker part 4: Microsoft CAN'T ignore it. Aux armes, citoyens!

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What about illuminos Zones

You know illuminos, that fully Open Source fork of OpenSolaris which most of the original OpenSolaris developers jump ship to after Oracle tried to borg it.

Zones are secure by default, provide deeper OS support than Linux containers like Docker, and supports flexible limits for CPU, disk, IO and network use to throttle rogue stuff inside Zones.

illuminos boots from ZFS too and has DTrace on everything.

I'm looking at it illuminos now because I want a proper secure OS and "container" security.

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Go festive this year with Christmas carols, baby Jesus and CLITORAL STIMULATORS

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I suggest Blue Monday is for what the rabid shoppers look like after beating up each other for discounted Chinese and other slave worker tat on Black Friday.

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Re: You sir, are a freak. =-D

I love The Adams Family references :D

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Post-Microsoft, post-PC programming: The portable REVOLUTION

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Re: Meh

An Apple iPad is much more limited and slower compared to a laptop, as is any laptop compared to a desktop.

Any developer who values their time and doesn't need to be mobile, uses a powerful desktop with a least two large monitors, preferable 1080p and 24" or better.

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Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix

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IDC: iPad sales CRASH incoming ... Win 8 killing 2-in-1 typoslabs

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Mostly wrong

Yes, Apple will lose market share, but you have to be kidding to think Windows 8 will grow that fast and get that much market share! A surprise may pop out of Others than Microsoft and hammer it.

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BT said to have pulled patent-infringing boxes from DSL network

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Re: Bye bye then

It didn't just affect BT customers, but other ISPs too; I've noticed my fibre to cabinet speed increase noticeable recently!

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Apple seeks patent for user-configurable progress bar

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Just how hard is a progress bar?....

I've done plenty; this patent application is lame and idea of patents is lame!

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Your PHONE is slowly KILLING YOU

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There have been a lot of studies and presentations by private and state groups which have not been published in the mainstream media, where it is the microwave pulses which damage cells, not heating, including cancer by where a mobile was held for long periods. The effects near mobile masts have literally felt shocking for some, especially for mobile masts placed close to residential rooms on top of buildings.

I keep my mobile phone several cm away from my body in a back pack or on a table and always use a Bluetooth headphone with microphone for calls, but mostly have it in aircraft mode, to limit exposure.

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Coming clean: Ten cordless vacuum cleaners

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All expensive for what they are

I've had an old Dyson hand held for years which is much more convenient than a mains ones, but even with Li-ion batteries and high speed DC pulse motors I am disappointed just how expensive and short battery life these devices still are. I like the idea of more suction power with the newer DC58 and DC59, but £220 and £300 is tacking the piss! The price is actually rising for these devices, WTF!

I don't buy the excuse that making high speed DC motors is so hard and expensive, it's just rotating parts engineering, SMTP like electronics, and adaptive software to adapt the stepping spindle motor technology used in Hard Disks.

Dyson are flat out wrong on short battery life being OK; they need to provide the facility to charge extra batteries away from the vacuum, and price the batteries and cradle reasonably.

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The cloud that goes puff: Seagate Central home NAS woes

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Anyone using a single drive NAS i.e. without RAID1, 5 or better is franky naive

You get what you pay for, or a little less it you build it yourself, and that device is too cheap junk, as the Amazon reviews document.

Drives fail when you least expect it and often without a recent enough backup, and you will be in misery if the head crashed, because that £500 recovery service (if you can afford it) can just say sorry... been there!

I looked at decent off-the-shelf NAS, choked at the prices with/without drives and know that RAID 1, 5, 6 are flawed because they only cover drive data corruption.

I build my own FreeNAS boxes with quality commodity PC motherboards, quality PSUs and huge WD Red as RAIDZ2; I have had one out of six new drives fail (free warranty replacement via Scan), quickly spotted as fading and failed by ZFS and Smart for each box I built, with no risk of data loss; RAID1, 5 and 6 only detect a failure late, with the risk of data corruption until a new drive is added and rebuilt.

I use small size drive RAID 1 in desktops and it has saved me several times from data loss which periodic backup can't do; I'd use ZFS there too if I could find standard OS boot support by the OSs I like using.

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Hey, it's ... Gecko man, Gecko man, does almost whatever a GECKO can

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Glass, hmm..

Most buildings will have a lot of surfaces which are not glass or even clean smooth glass and the surfaces may not be able to take that much load! If I expected a visit like that, I'd add something to make the surfaces slippery or rough.

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Microsoft's Azure goes TITSUP PLANET-WIDE AGAIN in cloud FAIL

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Re: And instead you reccomend

That's fine provided you still have your own servers and use the cloud as complementary scalable resource, not all the resource, because all-in can be all-fail!

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Blackpool hotel 'fines' couple £100 for crap TripAdvisor review

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Re: Legal?

No unlawful i.e. a null and void contract, because there are strict requirements for a contact to be lawful, and small print is a definite no no!

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VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that

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Re: Vinyl introduces a lot of failings

Agreed.

I really don't understand this Vinyl nostalgia, I had records (audible quirks and damage), then tapes (quirks and noise), then CDs (wow!). I find that properly recorded digital audio on CDs, Digital video, Flacs and MP3s, without stupid compression (too common for signed bands), sloppy clipping or poor sample rates, sounds far better than any Vinyl I heard, and doesn't need stupid expensive equipment to play it at best quality, including archaic Valve or Class A amplifiers (class D is excellent now); even tablets and phones often have quality audio chipsets now, and high quality PC sound cards sound even better.

Frankly, quality digital audio played through decent DACs (e.g. Burr Brown), with quality amplification stages or direct to Class D, and a smooth power supply blows away Vinyl and other obsolete analogue tech. much like the even older wax cylinders I've also heard played.

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SAVE ME, NASA system builder, from my DEAD WORKSTATION

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Re: Sounds lovely...

I used to do loads of soldering for a living, including SMD, so that sounds naive...

A track or through plated hole was probably cracked, so trying to replace the connector probably wouldn't fix it.

The most I'd try would be to desolder, and re-solder each connector pin with high wattage kit, flux, solder paste and solder, just-in-case it was a dry joint or a crack could be bridged; but I wouldn't have much confidence in the likelihood or reliability of a fix.

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Firefox decade: Microsoft's IE humbled by a dogged upstart. Native next?

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Native including VM Native is where it is at, not browser 'platforms'.

Because of compromised stuff like HTML and untyped Javascript, browsers will never be as good as native, as amply demonstrated by Microsoft's incredibly stupid lock-in of Internet Explorer into Windows Explorer for an insecure, inflexible, synchronous, single-threaded, kludged mess! Directory Opus proved just how much better a non-browser, native, asynchronous multi-threaded, not just multi-paned, directory tool is; although even it is suffering from some GUI stalls now.

Mozilla did provide a possible app platform with support for web pages as separate applications with their own profiles, and there used to be a Firefox extension to create new custom runnable profiles which could be run concurrently from an application icon, but they stupidly killed this. This should really be a browser option like Private mode, but instead loading/saving plugin config and other state with a completely separate profile, and directly runnable via a separate application icon.

Firefox has got worse with the new GUI base, and Mozilla need to upgrade the browser to isolate pages and their plugin use separately so that a single stalled page can't stall the whole browser and they must provided a means to monitor/kill off stalled pages; this will probably require at least one thread or continuation per page, not the cop-out bloated process fork model used by Google Chrome, and require (secure, asynchronous) message passing (including for cross-page Javascript access), like the Amiga did, and QNX and Android do now for processes, not shared memory!

Browser plugin access APIs will probably have to support complete state isolation for each page too, if this is not already supported.

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Why solid-state disks are winning the argument

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SSDs are great for wide random access, seq speed, portable use and low power use.

The main reason I got SSDs is not sequential speed, it was because they don't have a several millisecond head seek delay which spinning disk have for wide random access, this can remove loads of delays and remove the need to defragment disks,

Anyone who uses SSDs for bulk storage either has more money than sense, or really has a good use case for no seek time and/or faster sequential speed.

I have separate Samsung SSDs for an OS/app 128GB disk and a 256GB for fast data use (including random access maniac Calibre); everything else is on local WD Black, or several WD Red in NAS. All these disks are either RAID1 or RAIDZ5 (6), because I expect one disk to fail at just the wrong moment, given experience, including WD Reds; I regard this as especially important for SSDs!

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Re: Developers need what now?

AN,

I hope you always get crappy code from developers, very, very late, because that's what your moronic attitude will lead too.

I've been a Software Developer for decades, so am competent to tell you to STFU!

Developer tools, especially IDEs, can be surprisingly heavy users of disks, as can other software we use like database servers!

Developers /always/ need well better specified machines with ample CPU and RAM because we are not just running the end product, we also run IDEs (which all proper developers use), other debugging and monitoring tools, database tools, source control clients, servers, Virtual Machines etc., often concurrently, and we damned well need to be able do lots of build cycles, including automated testing, to release usable code! Modern development is often not Waterfall, it is often deliberately iterative to reduce total development time for a /useable/ product.

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Nexus 9: Google and HTC deliver Android 5.0 'Lollipop' at iPad prices

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I'll stick with my better value Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 thanks.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is plenty fast enough with 4 big and 4 little CPUs, 3GB RAM and a much better screen than this currently half-baked Android 5 tablet, and it will very likely get an Android 5 upgrade. Sorry 2GB and no micro-SD card slot is completely unforgivable on /any/ new premium tablet, especially one with the new supposedly game friendly NVidia chipset.

As for cheap tablets, you get what you pay for, serious compromises. Windows 8.* is bloated spyware, so I will only use that at work. Anyone still running Windows XP on a chunky so-called 'tablet' PC with feeble battery life should be ashamed of themselves, it is very dated and insecure!

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UN: Fossil fuels should be TERMINATED 86 years from now

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Aren't these tunnel vision Carbon-phobes dead already!

The major population developing areas can't go lower carbon dioxide production and won't while they are upgrading so fast, so efforts by the developed countries maybe futile anyway, and of those, it seem the US is the most wasteful for numerous resources, which all cost energy.

We need resource use driven by engineers and scientists with long term interests in mind, a proper free market may provide this, not fads of politicians, bought scientists and other Ponzi economics actors, like wasteful and distracting AGW nonsense and its ridiculous model predictions like this.

We need dense enough affordable energy sources which provide enough power on demand, not inadequate drips of power when the wind happens to be blowing and the sun light happens to be bright enough, so currently Hydrocarbon based fuels and nuclear fission.

It would be much better to spend on improving power generation technology, including safer and longer lasting fission reactors and fuel, developing Thorium fission and Fusion reactors, and developing distributed bulk power storage appliances so that we can smooth out power generation demand and improve generator efficiency; distributed bulk power storage could make wind and Solar power more useful too.

The real problem is energy and resource availability at affordable cost; as time goes on, drilling and mining gets harder and costs more energy to do, because we already got the easier stuff e.g. some oil reserves may cost so much energy to get to and collect that it may only become worth it as chemical feedstock, not as fuel! California, a major farming state of the US, already has worsening water rationing in several areas because they have pumped water too rapidly out of underground aquifers; this is already having serious effects on farming there, and may have been addressed if brain dead eco-twits had not blocked a nuclear powered desalination plant there, decades ago!

All manufacturing should look at the full lifecycle costs of a product, including farming, mining, manufacturing, pollution/waste costs, active energy use, and disposal e.g. for paper, it is probably more economical to plant more trees and use the waste as fuel, land fill or for fermentation, than recycling as paper, cardboard or building materials.

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Not a loyal follower of @BritishMonarchy? You missed The QUEEN*'s first Tweet

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Re: There'll never be another...

How about none of the above, just very lean government with lean local government, kind of like the Swiss and their Cantons, but even leaner.

A permanent centralised military is a dangerous thing and tends to get misused for poking it's nose in where it has no business being, at huge cost to productive people, like on the European continent, Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Libya, and other parts of Asia and Africa; which were worse than a waste of money, because they increased UK defence and immigration costs.

The Swiss don't let their nominal air force get away with that wasteful stupidity; they have a militarily prepared population and long term defensive plans to FUBAR invasion, so less need for a separate military forces.

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Re: Fake Queen

There is no real HMQ because it's been fake (including by it's own rules) for a LOT longer than many people realise, definitely fake after Victoria because Albert couldn't breed (which made all the children illegitimate!), probably even further back too! Princess Diana was just used to get some pure royal Bloodline bred back in, then sacrificed.

Anyhow we don't need no warlords, Monarchs, Presidents, bloated Government or other gilded death mongers, drug dealing and pedo thugs to rule us; they are elite only in illusion, destruction, waste of lives, and waste of resources, forget honest virtue; that includes the 'Crown' demented fake religious cult warlords of the Vatican too!

The royal flag should be a skull and crossbones, as Elizabeth 1st effectively admitted.

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