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Facebook will LOSE 80% of its users by 2017 – epidemiological study

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Joke

Really what the data means

Is that people are using Bing.

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'Don't hate on me for my job!' Googlers caught up in SF rent protest ruckus

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Re: This is not the bus you remember...

Plus they're using public bus stops, causing additional congestion and some of the public buses are having to do things like let their passengers off in the middle of the street, causing even more problems.

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Google swaps out MySQL, moves to MariaDB

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Re: Classic case of a company killing a product for fears of competition with itself

Even Oracle's support for Oracle is godawful. I had a high-priority "performance is in the toilet, please advise" ticket in for a few days, sent Oracle a half dozen reports they requested and never heard a peep otherwise. Had to spend a few hours digging through trace myself. Thanks Larry!

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DataStax bags $45 million to massage Cassandra

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I call BS

"If you're trying to drag a relational system kicking and screaming into a multi-machine clustered environment, then the first thing you have to do is rip out the relational parts from the application"

Bullshit

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Comcast expands public Wi-Fi net using customers' modems

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Stop

And this is why...

...I'm a Comcast customer who will stay on his own hardware thankyouverymuch.

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FoundationDB uncloaks ACID-compliant NoSQL beta

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Meh

Skeptical DBA is skeptical.

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Speedy MySQL 5.6 takes aim at NoSQL, MariaDB

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Coat

Backups?

Can you take a transactionally consistent backup without locking the entire database yet?

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Greenland ice SIMPLY WOULD NOT MELT in baking +8°C era 120k years ago

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Trollface

Re: Get honest, Lewis!

I don't even bother reading the Lewis Page global warming articles anymore, I just skip to the comments.

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Texas schoolgirl loses case over RFID tag suspension

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Trollface

Wait... Wait...

So she goes to a science and engineering school, but objects to the RFID on wacky religious grounds?

How about expulsion for not believing in science?

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Microsoft Surface to hit third-party stores on Wednesday

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Trollface

Re: So, it's official

Downvote, because we all know that Canada is the 51st state/

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Microsoft notices Xbox gamers actually slack-jawed TV fans, adds 43 new apps

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Trollface

Re: Holier-than-Thou Non-Believers

No no, remember. Those people are idiots and get absolutely no value for their subscription and are mindless Micro$oft drones. Or something like that...

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Valve chief confirms Steam-centric console-killing PC

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Re: "The end of Windows"

"Gaming geeks (will move to Linux if they can)"

Because you speak for all gaming geeks everywhere?

I'm a gaming geek, I don't want to move to Linux. For that matter, I don't want to take my nifty high resolution PC games and put them on my TV either.

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Do not want

That is all. I do not want or need another console. I certainly don't want to develop for another platform.

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Stop

Re: "Here's an example of what the new 'internet economy' really looks like, in practice."

"Pathetic, eh? OK, what frameworks does Windows have for running Mac games?"

It doesn't need one.

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Groupon chief Mason keeps his job - despite rubbish share price

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I'm officially offering my services as the new CEO of Groupon at 80% off the rate the current CEO makes.

Expires Apr 3, 2013

Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Must sign waiver. Must be 18 or older. See the rules that apply to all deals.

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Design guru: Windows 8 is 'a monster' and 'a tortured soul'

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FAIL

No, just no Mr. Nielsen. How are those micropayments working out for you?

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Lawyer sues Microsoft rather than slot an SD card into his Surface

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Re: "Here's an example of what the new 'internet economy' really looks like, in practice."

IIRC there is also a restore partition and another system partition that total up to about 15 gig on a new surface.

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Pandora boss urges 85% pay cut for musicians

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Re: "Here's an example of what the new 'internet economy' really looks like, in practice."

This is not change, this is a company whose business model can't function in the current economy trying to alter the economy via legislation.

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Thomas-Rasset faces $220,000 file-sharing bill after losing appeal

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Thumb Down

Re: laws are necessary in a free society

So it should be OK to just steal whatever media you want? No.

The judgement amount is way out of whack with reality, but there needs to be some kind of penalty. Something like best estimate of actual damages plus punitive damages based on the defendant's ability to pay would be fair. We all know that what is eventually going to happen is that she's not going to be able to pay a $220,000 judgement, will file for bankruptcy, and her life will be slightly more annoying for 7 years 'till the bankruptcy clears. -- Assuming she has a house and car, she'll probably be able to keep those.

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Saudi royals seek ban on .virgin, .sex, .catholic, .wtf and 159 MORE

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So...

So is .jihad available?

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Curiosity success 'paves way for Man on Mars by 2030s'

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Thumb Up

Watched it live

And thanks to Ian for being one of the few journalists to ask an intelligent question at the press conference.

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Indian software pirating suspect faces US extradition

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Re: @Titus

Better yet, why not not ditch all of the conspiracy theories and just back out of the treaties that allow the US to do this sort of thing?

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Being a skinny is much more unhealthy than being fat – new study

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WTF?

Hey look!

If you factor out two things that kill a lot of fat people, they die less than skinny people. Brilliant. If you also factor out cancer, do cancer patients live longer than healthy people?

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69,000 sign petition to save TV-linker O'Dwyer from US extradition

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Re: Quote the FBI!

"Who do they think they are?"

People who have treaties with other nations that allow them to police the world.

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Re: Hmm.

No, there aren't any cases of being tried and convicted twice, that would violate the 5th amendment to the US Constitution. This sort of thing is mainly used (IIRC) to prosecute citizens that commit crimes abroad that generally aren't punished in the country of commission. e.g.: American men going to Thailand to have sex with child prostitutes.

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'Zombie bullets' fly off US shelves after wave of undead attacks

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Black Helicopters

And this is why...

...here in Las Vegas we have a shop called the "Zombie Apocalypse Store"

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Activision may bung Bungie $2.5m ratings-based bonus

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Re: metacritic bonuses

It's pretty common but not common to talk about it.

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Microsoft launches its own 'so.cl' network

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WTF?

And Microsoft's new social website wants me to log in with Facebook... Derp?

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Report: SAP exec charged with $1,000 LEGO bar-code caper

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Meh

Re: LEGO

Informal survey around the office says "Legos." We have a lot of the little bricks here, mostly Star Wars sets.

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US space programme in shock metric conversion

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Devil

To quote Gandpa Simpson

"The metric system is the tool of the devil. My car gets 40 rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it!"

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Facebook's Eduardo Saverin: I'm not a tax-dodger

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Stop

Re: How do you tax foreign nationals?

The tax in question is on US based income. The US already taxes capital gains like dividends and interest of foreign nationals that is earned in the US.

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Ebook price-fix trial showdown? Bring it on, say Apple and pals

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FAIL

Competitive?

"The agency model is the one that offers consumers the prospect of an open and competitive market for e-books"

How is a market competitive if they're all selling the same thing for the same price?

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Newt Gingrich wants Moon to be 51st US state

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I used to work in the same building as Newt

Right after he left congress. I'd bump into him in the elevator or on the way to the lunch counter. He just exuded this aura of disgust. I don't think we're in any danger of him being elected and trying to seize the moon in the name of 'merica.

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EU asks why credit cards are so expensive

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Easy to get around...

Every retailer who cares to keep up with it just gives a "cash discount". As long as the posted price is the credit price or the credit price is posted first, it's a perfectly acceptable alternative to visa/mc.

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Oracle drops top architect into MySQL skeptic zone

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Innodb? Popular?

It's not the most popular transactional engine for MySQL. It's the only one that's production ready.

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Fear 2012? Bunker hustler has you covered

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Easily affordable by most any middle class American

Just take out a mortgage to pay for it. Not that you ever have any intent in paying the mortgage back, what with the end of the world and all...

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Germany warns surfers against Firefox

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Thumb Up

This has been said a thousand times..

"I was running Firefox 3.6 and last night I clicked to open up a page on ThePirateBay and got immediately rooted."

But, I'd call that poetic justice.

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Jobcentre ejects Jedi Knight

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blah blah title

"Regarding burqas and the like, Jarvis protested: 'I was just standing up for my beliefs. Muslims can walk around in whatever religious gear they like, so why can't I?'"

Because Islam is a real religion.

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Opera's Jon Von Tetzchner on browser choice, the iphone and Google

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Like a referee...

...and you can whine to them for attention.

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Senators to NASA: Get your ass to Mars

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How about no...

NASA can have more money once every US citizen has health care.

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Note to Captain Kirk: Warp speed will kill you

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Title

They just need to bounce a graviton particle beam off the main deflector dish...

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Too fat to fly: Kevin Smith and OpenOffice

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The real question is...

...why was Kevin Smith, who arguably has more than a few dollars to his name, flying on the dirt-cheap value airline/flying bus?

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Google Buzz leaves privacy concerns ringing in ears

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FAIL

Buzz is just too damn creepy

A link and an icon show up in Gmail one day. I click it. I notice that I somehow already have 6 people following me. Preemptive stalking? Lolwut?

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Warner Music gives up on free streaming services

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FAIL

Not so much with the radio...

"So are they also going to give up on radio as well? Idiots they have just given up on selling to the next generation of music listeners."

Radio is not the equivalent of streaming Internet music in most cases. Spotify lets you listen to what you want, when you want it, correct? No radio station on Earth works like that.

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IBM chills sealed data center with outside air

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I live in RTP...

...within walking distance of the IBM compound. No kidding, it's a compound. A good portion of it is behind a razor wire fence, guarded by armed security. It makes perfect sense for IBM to build here. Laws are very business friendly and they already have something like 11,000 employees here.

As for power, most of RTP is hooked up to Duke or Progress Energy, both of whom operate nuclear plants in the area.

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Amazon deletes a 6th of its catalogue in book price barney

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Title

I think Amazon just realized that they are not Apple and can't dictate terms to their content providers.

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Ellison: Only Oracle can do OLTP clustering

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I think he forgot about Informix

It can do OLTP clustering. Of course, IBM seems to have forgotten about Informix...

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Hacker pilfers browser GPS location via router attack

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MS dismisses IIS zero-day bug reports

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WTF?

(untitled)

Holy shit! If my webserver is insecure and vulnerable, there's a bug that will make it insecure and vulnerable. Stop the presses! This is the exact same sort of issue as the SQL Server slammer "worm" which required a blank administrator password in order to propagate...

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X-Box 360 theft suspect busted after online gaming sesh

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I like cake

That's one less criminal idiot on the streets. Well, for a few days anyway...

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