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Linus Torvalds in NSFW Red Hat rant

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Re: *sad*

Proper British CPUs don't need no flimsy valves - they are built from brass gearwheels.

As long as you oil then they are fine.

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India launch puts Canadian microsats into orbit

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Canada

Surely the country with least to fear from asteroids?

Given its ratio of "places you would care about a rock hitting" to "places the size of wales that you would never notice if they disappeared"

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It begins: Six-strikes copyright smackdown starts in US

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"While no ISP wants pirates"

Of course, because ISPs sell 100Mbs download/512kbs upload and 500Gb/month packages to people who are just really into facebook

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UK distie boss: My brush with death in rapper's drive-by killing

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Re: Usual 5am Run?

If you were a boss at HP you would practice running away as well.

In other news, a rising young music star was in the wrong place at the wrong time, when a disgruntled HP customer attempted to gun down the HP distie manager

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Re: Range Rovers

A proper hoodlum should drive a green series II land rover and then leave the scene at a sedate 35mph

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Nokia opens Maps to rivals, flogs uber-budget €15 phone

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Re: Puzzled

It's 5 maps and I can't see Google fixing it. If you are offline they aren't selling ads or your location - so what's init for them?

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Microsoft brings Azure back online

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Re: So how to customers get refunded?

No "acts of idiot" are specifically excluded from the SLA

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Are you sure you aren't thinking of the 787 battery debacle

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Review: The ultimate Chromebook challenge

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Re: "but the Acer has Caps Lock"

PRESS CTRL-SHIFT on the samsung and you get capslock, but it cancels when you press a none-letter key

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Re: Of course Samsung innovates...

shiny aluminium and rounded corners aren't an Apple invention

In fact I think deHaviland should sue Apple for copying the comet

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Re: Ah....oh dear....

There is a slight difference between "press reset, log back back in and have all your documents synced"

vs,

Run Windows reimage utility on a laptop, wait an hour, reboot a dozen times, find the drivers, run 37,000 windows updates, reinstall office, call India to get the key recognized because you already installed this copy, download and configure all the other bits of software you need for a useful Windows machine

Then copy all your docs from a backup

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Re: Netbook market

Exactly - these aren't notebook replacements, they are tablets with a keyboard

They are also (at least in the USA) 1/4 the price of Microsoft's surface and seem to do pretty much the same.

The Samsung is also 1/5 the price of a mac book air if you just want to hang around in starbucks looking cool - you an always buy an Apple logo sticker for it

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Build your own 180TB NAS for $US1,942.59 (plus disk)

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Re: (plus disk)

>No data on redundancy method though.

They run raid 6 (2 parity drives) on each box and the data is replicated over at least one other box.

The server part to distribute customers data as efficenctly as possible accross different hardware, is their secret sauce

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Chip daddy Mead: 'A bunch of big egos' are strangling science

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Re: The last I heard

Reducing R&B budgets is a problem in science.

I woke up this morning...... my oscilloscope was gone ... that Textronix gone and left me .....

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Mach's principle

Although as a general rule, when anybody mentions Mach's principle then everything else they say can be ignored as lunatic ramblings.

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BBC: Monster cargo ship delivers '863 million tins of baked beans'

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23.5 knots = 72 692.4362 furlongs per fortnight

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Re: Too many eggs in one basket

Doesn't matter.

Big ships are needed when you have to go a long way, China-Europe cheaply.

Smaller ships are efficent enough on the shorter China-Canada route

Then you have to do something with the cargo. If you offload 10,000 containers in Felixstowe or Rotterdam you can have the stuff anywhere in Europe quickly and cheaply.

If you unloaded all of that in Long Beach it would be expensive to truck it to Chicago - so multiple routes with smaller ships going to more cities makes sens for a bigger low density continent.

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Re: bit dubious about 18,000

18,000 teu is how many they could stack and be within the height and sight line limits

15,000 teu is how many they could hold at typical average container weights

If next years christmas popular present is made of lead it will be lower, if there is a big craze for bubble wrap it will be higher

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Sony flogs off more assets in scramble for full-year profit

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Re: broke?

Handing over position of "coolest consumer gadget" maker to Apple then starting a decade of leaderless internal corporate infighting nearly broke them.

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Meet the stealthiest UK startup's app Swiftkey - and its psychic* keyboard

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Re: Hmmm

LOL

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Apple and world HACKED by Facebook plunderers

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Re: Practice safe browsing

They don't make it easy though.

Disable Java in chrome

Click the little iching symbol on the toolbar - well the three horizontal lines that means 'heaven' or settings

The select settings

Then click the show advanced settings link

Then click the content settings button (hint this is the one that is a heading not a link)

Then scroll down to plug-ins in the popup window

The click the disable individual plugins link (we are back to links now)

Then find Java and click disable

To quote Douglas Adams .... Have you ever thought of going into advertising ?

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Next HP CEO is already working at HP, says Meg Whitman

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old-fashioned "HP way

Was also to produce outstanding kit and stand behind it, supporting it for ever.

Not a combination of printer ink banditary and government IT 'consulting' projects

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Agile development may be taught in Australian High Schools

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Re: Vague Goals

Still better than GCSE ITC = "students will be able to underline a word in Word using the underline button on the toolbar"

And for A-level they have to do it using the f***ing ribbon

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Strange accent

"Develop systematic techniques for acquiring, storing and validating quantitative and qualitative data from a range of sources considering privacy and security requirements”

sounds just like "education"

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Software update knocks out Space Station communications

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Re: backup

Or they can just tie a message to a rock and drop it out of the window. That will probably get noticed

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Re: Lesson learned.

I entirely agr......

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Dutch MP must cough €750 for hacking into medical lab

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the judge was just annoyed because it's the same combination he had on his luggage

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Re: Punishing whistle-blowers??

You're new to this planet aren't you ?

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Tesco dials 999 after Clubcard vouchers are 'nicked' online

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Re: There's another issue

>A database of Tesco shoppers names and addresses can be sold for a fair wedge too

Presumably though it's the "value line" of online databases

Now a list of Waitrose customers on the other hand

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Amazon ditches 'neo-Nazi' security firm over alleged harassment of workers

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UK warehouses

Surely not, I'm confident that everyone working in the UK's private security industry are paragons of virtue.

Most of them are vegetarian Guardian readers just doing a vital role helping in the community.

The black outfits? well it's so sliming - and the 6D maglite holsters are just there in case there is a power cut aren't they?

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Baby-boulder bowling burglar breaks Boulder Apple Store's $100k glass door

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Re: Moron thieves

these days it would be a $4M fine for ripping CDs he owns to MP3

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Re: Read into that comment what you will.

As the great Nelson Muntz commented, Ah Ah -

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/microsoft-campus-hit-by-thieves-only-ipads-stolen

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Nursing watchdog fined £150k for confidential unencrypted DVD loss

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Re: Thats the real issue..

And it wasn't - the fine was because nobody in the organisation had even bothered to give any thought to protecting the details of the people they are caring for.

If they had sent a regular DVD of the video footage but kept the identifying details and names/addresses encrypted or anonymised they would be fine.

The need for security isn't exactly unknown in medical data. We generate test files for CT scanners and have to anonymise the "patient info" in the DICOM file of a density wedge before the hospitals will accept it!

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Burger King's tweets fried after hijackers pimp Big Macs

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Re: A confused old fart writes....

they just forget a field for "species=cow"

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Cameron to ink cyber deal with India, protect Brit outsourced data

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Re: Right we get the point but

I think you're forgetting who a conservative PM works for

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Obama says patent trolls 'extort money', pledges reform

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Re: Or we could try to fix it

Software patents aren't always bad:

I invent a mechanism and implement it in cogs and gears = patent no problem

I implement the same thing in analogue electronics = patent

I do the same thing in a DSP or FPGA and that's software - without software patents anybody can copy it.

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Re: A good place to start

Prior art can be anything, there is even a famous case of a Donald Duck cartoon from 50years ago invalidating a patent.

The problem is that the USPTO only checks for prior art in its own patents before granting. They take the view that it's upto the court to deal with any arguements. Although the rules change next month.

The trouble with going to court is that if you lose - you lose big. RIM (blackberry) lost in court to an obvious patent troll who claimed any push messaging to a mobile device. It cost them $$$Billions and meant that any responsible CEO had to settle with a troll or risk losing the company, and a shareholder lawsuit.

Newegg recently refused to settle with a troll who claimed shopping carts - but they could only do this because they are owned by the CEO and he can say "screw patent trolls"

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Apple design bloke Ive finally honoured properly - with Blue Peter badge

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Re: Apropos of aluminium

However the IUPAC says 2 i's

They do however bow down to the forces of ignorance and suggest spelling sulphur with an "f" - filistines.

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Own a drone: Fine. But fly a drone with a cam: Year in the clink

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Re: Its the USA isn't it?

So just fit a gun to your drone and the Oregon politicians will be falling over themselves to defend your right to it

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Silicon Roundabout worthies in £2m UK.gov cash battle royale

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Re: So now we (the taxpayers)...

I don't think the money will get as far as the people making the fart app.

There are a lot of creative consultants and PR people to pay first

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re: close to customers

That was my problem with a web based startup

establishing an office in everyone's living room

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Re: @What do any of these companies actually do?

And an app to vote on which end of your egg to open

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Because if you were located in leeds or manchester or newcastle you might be forgotten about by your friends in westminster when the next load of cash was being handed out

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IDC: Outsourcing sector needs rescue fund for cloudy customers

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Re: Why should this be necessary?

And what happens when they go bust and their hosting company turns the power off, the landlord wont let you in to access your servers and the company they leased the hardware from retrieves it and sells the drives containing your data on ebay?

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HYPERSONIC METEOR smashes into Russia, injuring hundreds

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Re: Russians - hard as nails, not fazed at all

Have you been injured at work by a hypersonic space rock?... you could be entitled to compensation

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Re: Not a meterorite@Nigel 11

However - extending the same statistics to just Cambridgeshire suggests that people from East Anglia are the brainiest in the world

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Re: Not a meterorite@Nigel 11

I hate people who make generalisations about people - them and the Belgians

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