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Microsoft: Windows version you probably haven't upgraded to yet is ALREADY OBSOLETE

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@ Belardi -- Re: Who at Microsoft is making up the names... and why do they still have a job?

[...]you would think a COMPUTER company would know how to do this.

A computer company likely would, but this is Microsoft, we're talking about here. Remember, this is the company whose firs version of a new operating system was labelled 3.1 (Anybody remember the first release of NT?)

(Actually, the possibilities for rejoinder to Belardi's quote are almost endless...but I shall restrain myself, and allow others to take up the torch.)

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Does ANYBODY still believe this tripe?

"Since Microsoft wants to ensure that customers benefit from the best support and servicing experience and to coordinate and simplify servicing across both Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 RT and Windows 8.1, this update will be considered a new servicing/support baseline," the company said.

Really? I mean, fuckin' really?!?

"Since Microsoft wants to ensure that customers benefit from the best support and servicing experience can't be arsed to do a proper job maintaining our shit and to coordinate and simplify servicing across both Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 RT and Windows 8.1 because maintaining backward compatibility is hard, and is fast becoming beyond our capabilities, this update will be considered a new servicing/support baseline," the company said.

There, fixed it for ya. <sigh>

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Murdoch says Microsoft needs 'big clean out'

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Re: Maybe not the best source of advice

Great...a Carl Ichan wannabe. <sarcasm>the world needs more of these!</sarcasm>

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But a Microsoft in partnership with News, providing a nicely-curated content distribution system that lines both companies' pockets, perhaps using metadata about users' online behaviour to target content and advertising, sounds interesting.

Interesting to whom?

Maybe some fat-ass prospective 'shareholders' like Carl Ichan-fuck-up-any-company-on-the-face-of-the-planet, or even Rupert himself. But here, in what remains of the middle class, the concept of Rupert's spew, with Microsoft's reach, is a chilling (and rather depressing) prospect, indeed.

Can I vote 'no', yet?

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Gay marriage foes outraged at Mozilla CEO flap, call for boycott

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@DrXym -- Re: Should have told protesters where to go

He should have told the protesters to go bother someone else.

That's the last damn thing I need right now....

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Torvalds rails at Linux developer: 'I'm f*cking tired of your code'

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@ eldakka -- Re: @nevets23 -- Odd timing

I dunno. Not sure that being a raving prick is appropriate, regardless of the "target audience"

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@nevets23 -- Re: Odd timing

Nicely done!

See how much better, clearer, and well received this was than Torvalds's rant?

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Re: coding @AC 2014-5-5 SometimeOrOtherPerhapsElRegCanRestoreTimestampsPlease

Upvoting you simply because, yes, someone in ElRegLand does need to restore timestamps.

The rest of what you said, however, is pure tripe

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@Daniel Palmer -- Re: coding

I rather doubt that Bjarne would resort to such language. And I also know that were Bjarne to need to dress someone down, that person would know s/he was being dressed down.

Perhaps it is you that should grow the fuck up.

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Experian subsidiary faces MEGA-PROBE for 'selling consumer data to fraudster'

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"Much lower..."

Although we do not know the exact number of US Info Search’s records actually accessed at this point, we know that 200 million is false and that the actual number is much lower.

That's the edited statement. The part that was redacted stated, "There couldn't have been more that 187 million...."

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I QUIT: Mozilla's anti-gay-marriage Brendan Eich leaps out of door

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@ Chris Miller

So you'll generously permit others to hold views contrary to your own, but if they act on them they should be made an outcast? I don't think you've really got the hang of this free speech concept, have you?

Emphasis added.

Rather conflated your verbs a bit there, didn't you. I learned a long time ago that the verbs "speak" and "act" have widely varying meanings; perhaps it's you that haven't quite got the hang of the concept?

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Lego is the TOOL OF SATAN, thunders Polish priest

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@ Bumpy Cat--Re: I guess it's official

Oh, that I could upvote you more than once!

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OkCupid falls out of love with 'anti-gay' Firefox, tells people to see other browsers

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@ Voland's right hand -- Re: Product != CEO

Every person is entitled to his views provided that they are not _FORCED_ on the other (and especially on his employees).

Where are Mozilla's offices again?

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Snowden files latest: NSA and GCHQ targeted German satcomms

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@ AC -- Re: How long before normal companies....

That is not a very good idea, you would see the taxman cometh and enlighten those who refuse to pay.

Well... if the SCOTUS decides that $ENTITY can opt-out of any $GOVT_PROGRAM simply because of religious "objections", you'll soon see that $ENTITY may well start being able to "[refuse] to participate in funding this hooliganism."

The Law of Unintended Consequences is an equal-opportunity bitch.

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UK cops: Keep yer golden doubloons, ad folk. Yon websites belong ta PIRATES

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"If an advert from an established brand appears on an infringing website, not only does it lend the site a look of legitimacy, but inadvertently the brand and advertiser are funding online crime," PIPCU's head, detective chief inspector Andy Fyfe, said in a canned statement

Would that be Barney's British cousin?

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Rule of law: Turkish court nixes government Twitter ban ... for now

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@ Steve Knox -- Re: Tsk, Tsk...

Good to see there is still something that is made in America...that works.

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Judge throws out lawsuit lobbed at Facebook for using kids' pics in targeted ads

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@ cracked -- Re: Public Ownership

He will use whatever data he can, from the mine, to exploit the resource; [ ...]

While you may be empirically correct, that's not what's supposed to occur. A more correct statement would be:

He will use whatever data he is legally allowed to use, from the mine, to exploit the resource; [ ...]

And according to all current contract law I'm aware of, minors cannot enter into legally binding contracts, period. And since agreeing to the T&Cs constitutes an attempt at a legally binding contract, the terms and conditions cannot be enforced against a minor. Now one could argue whether a minor should be allowed to use Faceplant at all...but that is a separate discussion for another time.

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WTF?

So, lemme get this straight...

According to the right learned judge, a minor can now enter into a legally binding contract? Wow...just plain, wow!

(Did I miss a <sarcasm> tag somewhere?)

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BT snatches crown: Soars to top of complaints list

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@ Fiddler Re: Crap Service is the Norm

Very few companies do good customer service now, I think they just dont care.

Agree with the first part, but not necessarily with the second part. I believe that they do care to a degree, but proper customer service costs money, and the fat-ass, corporatist mentality holds that any money spent on anything else is money not being put into my bonus.

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BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

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WTF?

So tell me, cj, how do you feel about shellfish?

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@Connor Re: right - 'what's wrong with white middle aged males?'

I didn't get the job. I believe the term is 'multi-ethnic feminist matriarchy' and I was too different.

You also just may not have been good enough....

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@ Bronek Kozicki Re: right

Did I get this right?

No, you didn't. Reductio ad absurdum rarely does.

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Shift up, Ballmer: Microsoft expands board, makes room for activist investor

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"Activist Investor" [sic]

I'll bet Carl Ichan just shit his drawers.

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UK's CASH POINTS to MISS Windows XP withdrawal date

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@ Vimes

[...] but NCR reckons this is an encrypted slot that’s hard to access.

They "reckon" it's an "encrypted slot", but then, they don't know for sure, do they now.... Security by WAG...yeah, that'll work!

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@ Joe User Re: NCR

Ahhh, but Joe, you forget the k3wl, whizzy, graphical user interface, which is required to impress the bank's Head Weenie, who wouldn't know remote management from his asshole/arsehole if you kicked him in it.

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Barclays warns freelance techies of DOUBLE DIGIT rate cut

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@ Ledswinger Re: Meanwhile...@Captain Save-a-ho

And what's more you're either a Merkin, [...]

Hey, don't foist him (her?) on us...What makes you think we want him?

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Neil Young touts MP3 player that's no Piece of Crap

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How many people actually (legally) own even 1000 albums?

/me raises hand.

Next question?

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US judge Koh won't ban old Samsung gear, tells Apple: Your patents aren't that amazing

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@alannorthhants Re: "Your patents aren't that amazing"

But to the US Patent Office, concepts such as round corners are obviously so innovative that whoever inventedthe rich very well politically connected American (well...mostly American, anyway) corporation that claims to have "invented" them should be allowed to exploit the idea until the end of the world.

There...fixed that for ya.

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eBay stockholders! There's MORE to COME, thunders Carl Icahn

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"Mr Icahn is making up a fake conspiracy theory out of thin air," [Andreesen] said.

And this varies from normal, how?

Carl, your brand of bullshit capitalism didn't work in the 80's, or the 90's (ref TWA), and, surprisingly enough, hasn't gotten any better in the New Millennium. You're not All That, so here's a nice warm bowl of STFU for you.

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Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball

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Too far to commute...

.. and the drive back to the colonies would be a bitch after several pints. But will be there in spirit (oooohh, was that a pun? Sorry....)

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PayPal mudslingfest TELEVISED: Icahn and Donahoe go on telly

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@Stevie: Re: Bah!

Oh, and don't forget Trans-World Airlines (TWA). Say, wasn't the CEO at the time of its failure a feller named Carl Ichan?

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I am NOT a financier...

...nor do I play one on TV. (Which is very likely a good thing, because I do like sleeping well at night, and I do like feeling clean when I step out of the shower.) So let me get this straight:

Carl Ichan-fuck-up-any-company-Ichan-get-my-grubby-mits-on stated:

[Ichan] criticised the sale of Skype to Andreessen's investor group, saying that it was an "indisputable fact" that the subsequent sale of the VoIP firm to Microsoft a year and a half later made the group $4bn richer.

So an investor in the company is bitching about a strategic move that divested the company of a non-line-of-business subsidiary that made the company $4 Billion richer? And that's a bad thing?!?

I guess I'll stick to SW Engineering, where stuff tends to be logic driven, and morons like Carl don't last very long.

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Oz feds kick the metadata retention can, again

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Hue and cry

Won't somebody pleas think of the children, etc. blah, blah, blah, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. Only the official spokes-piehole said it like this.

“a third of all possible offenders in a child-exploitation image-sharing network” can't be traced ...

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US Senator lobbies feds to BAN BITCOIN

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Re: Lobbyism anyone?

When were you ever not able to buy senators?

(Although this one you probably can't buy with Bitcoins...)

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Another climate change myth DEBUNKED by proper climate scientists

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Then, and now

By analysing three storm track records spanning periods of 66–161 years, we establish that much of the perceived change in storm numbers can be attributed to improvements in storm detection methods over the past century.

66 to 161 years ago: "Gee, wind's picking up, and it's gettin' a bit dark. Ya think a storm's a-comin'?

Now: "Gee, wind's picking up, and it's gettin' a bit dark. Must be a storm's a-comin'?

Really, Lew, that's all ya got?

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UK spies on MILLIONS of Yahoo! webcams, ogles sex vids - report

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Translation:

"Furthermore, all of GCHQ's work is carried out in accordance with a strict legal and policy framework which ensures that our activities are authorised, necessary and proportionate, blah, blah, blah rigorous oversight, yackety-smackety secretary of yammer, yammer interception and blah, blah, blah and the Parliamentary mumble mumble...Hey, lookee here! Tits!!!!."

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Fukushima radioactivity a complete non-issue on West Coast: Also for Fukushima locals, in fact

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Re: Oh fsck. Not Lewis Page again.

It's a book, I'm afraid, and there aren't many pictures.

This works in so many places. Can I use it?

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TV scraper Aereo pulled off air in six US states after tellyco court injunction victory

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Re: It's not often I disagree with EFF, but....

Reading comprehension alert:

Telcos don't broadcast over-the-air television. I'm sure it would surprise ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, WGN, WTBS, et al, that they are now telephone companies.

(Although pretty much anything would surprise FOX...)

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@ Mike Moyle: Re: Can't say that I understand the TV companies argument

The broadcasters don't have a way to survey the number of eyeballs viewing over-the-air transmissions either, so should that be the broadcasters bitch (no, I am not your bitch!), then it is totally bogus (no surprise there, I wot!). Nielsen simply needs to hook up with Aereo, and send journals to a randomly selected few of their "subscribers" (like they do with "regular" over-the-air viewers). 'Course, that would either cost Nielsen or the broadcasters money, and well...we couldn't have that, now, could we?

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Fine, you can mock us: NSA spies back down in T-shirt ridicule brouhaha

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I rather like the ""Imagine a boot tripping over itself forever" myself.

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@ Psyx: Re: "... and reaping donations to the cause via PayPal"

And you seem to think that the government is a lot more efficient than it is.

I don't claim to speak for Sir Spork, but I will say this: The efficiency of the "government" has nothing to do with it. Nor, for that matter, does the efficiency of any particular agency. An agency, regardless of how slow and clunky its internal machinations are, only needs one or two well-placed bureaucrats with a mean streak and sufficient power to really fuck you up.

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IT'S ALIVE! China's Jade Rabbit rover RETURNS from the DEAD

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Now lemme get this straight...

The rabbit didn't die...so I'm not pregnant?

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Re: Their Own Fault - Serves Them Right

If the socket slips when you apply pressure you've got the wrong fucking size. Stop. If you don.... God damnit. Look what you've done now slackass. You've rounded off that bolt and you're screwed (ha!) now aren't ya?

I certainly enjoyed that li'l tidbit more that my keyboard did...

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Bad luck, n00bs: Mozilla to splurge ADS inside empty Firefox tiles

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@ Graham Marsden Re: WTF is "tiles"?

Thank you, Graham...I was wondering how to disable that annoyance. A pint for ya.

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Apple investor Icahn backs down on share buyback plan

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Maybe there is hope for Wall St. yet?

Two...count 'em, two, Wall St. inventor firms told Ichan to go pound sand, and so the fatass tucks his tail between his (6?) legs and slithers off into the sunset. A sudden infusion of common sense into the Wall St. lexicon? You decide. IMHO, it is a victory for common sense, and an(other) epic fail for Carl Fatass Ichan.

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Snowden documents show British digital spies use viruses and 'honey traps'

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Stop me if you've heard this before...

"All of GCHQ's work is carried out in accordance with a strict legal and policy framework," said the agency in a statement, "which ensure[s] that our activities are authorized, necessary and proportionate can be easily changed, twisted, fudged and/or twiddled as we see fit, and that there is rigorous oversight, including from the Secretary of State, the Interception and Intelligence Services Commissioners and the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee to make sure we don't get caught with out mitts in the cookie jar. All of our operational processes rigorously support this position."

There, fixed it for ya.

Blackguards...

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California takes a shot at mobile 'killswitch' mandate

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Leno and Gascón, meet the Law of Unintended Consequences...

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Apple cash stash dash results in Icahn v CalPERS bitchfight

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Corporate Governance?!?

Carl Ichan is to corporate governance what a fish is to a bicycle. This is nothing but a play to make his fat ass more than a little fatter, and when the rest of the world won't enable him, he throws a petulant hissy-fit.

Carl. How about you sit yourself down and grab a steaming bowl of STFU. If you don't like how Apple is governing its corporateness, sell the fucking stock, and go raid some other company whose board is even dumber than you.

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Democrats introduce net neutrality legislation in Senate and House

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Re: A 2 page law which is explicit about what it wants. It's not THE PATRIOT Act is it?

Well, at least the Republicons can't use that as an argument against it, now can they? So it will be interesting how they mealymouth-mumblefuck an excuse to be against it. (Remember, the truth -- "I can't vote for this because the black guy want's it" or "I can't vote for this because my Corporate HandlersTM want yet another mechanism to soak the public, thereby inflating their profits and enlarging my political slush-fund warchest" -- won't play very well...not even in Peoria.)

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Bletchley Park spat 'halts work on rare German cipher machine'

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Acrimony. Vitriol. Empire building. Dick measuring. Business as Usual in your bog-standard bureaucracy.

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