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Microsoft man: Internet Explorer had to go because it's garbage

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Re: Well…

"that's good practice."

I doubt it.

Actually I am pretty certain that starting from scratch will make them spend lots of time fixing bugs that were already fixed years ago in the current code.

But then refactoring code means reading and understand code written by other people and, really, where's the fun in that?

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Trolls prevail because good men do nothing: boffins

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Nice beating

I am afraid this is the only way to make them stop.

Unfortunately, it could land you in jail.

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Ads watchdog: Er, what does woman in her undies have to do with ‘slim’ phone?

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Re: Barbra would be proud

But then, we are not buying the phone.

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May the fourth be with you: Torvalds names next Linux v 4.0

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"He might as well just give them silly names."

And that's why v4.0-rc1 is actually called "Hurr durr I'ma sheep"

The numbers are there for legacy reasons as some people insist they are significant.

But then, some people are just weird.

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

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Re: Red shirts

You didn't get the reference? Really?

Well, ok then.

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Google's latest letdown: Simply not enough billions since October

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Re: "All your attentions are belonging to the google!" is the motto

I don't remember when I first noticed ads, I must have been four or five years old and watching Tv.

Yet people still expect me to be surprised when they mention how ads work.

Weird, isn't it?

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Bill Gates – I WISH I was like Zuck and spoke Chinese. Yep, I drink poo

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Re: Se Habla

Sarcasms?

Anyway, it would be: ¿Habla español? ¡Es muy fácil!

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Ex Machina – a smart, suspenseful satire of our technology gods

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Re: Actually...

The rationality of males is way overrated.

Check a football/rugby/whatever match if you don't believe me.

Or, if you are into that kind of thing, an OS flame war.

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Wizard of Oz OFFICIALLY 'most significant movie' EVER, says PNAS

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Re: Bullshit

For centuries agriculture depended on it.

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Re: meh

Was he expecting a worse film in the few months left of the century?

Yeah, Ok, I'm leaving.

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Facebook is MORE IMPORTANT to humanity than PORTUGAL

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Re: Self Importance?

"the first steps to Globalisation."

Never heard of the Silk Route?

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Buggy? Angry? LET IT ALL OUT says Linus Torvalds

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Re: No need to be a dick.

"But if enough people kiss your arse even when you are a dick".

Well, when you talk about "pompous, arrogant and just downright unpleasant" you certainly know what you are talkin about.

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Acer Chromebook 13: The best Googletop on the market?

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Re: Chrome and screen resolutions

Maybe

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SpaceX six days from historic rocket landing attempt

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Re: Why land at sea?

Without the gulf stream warming us up, Europe would be uninhabitable.

Something that I learned many years ago reading a story in which Uncle Scrooge diverts the gulf stream to warm the land he had just bought in Greenland.

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Survey: Tech has FREED modern workers – to work longer hours

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Re: head scratcher

Or, like a neighbour once told me "Google doesn't work"

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Why has the Russian economy plunged SO SUDDENLY into the toilet?

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Re: I can give you one good reason: dollars

And yet Iran has been selling their oil in euros since 2003 without being invaded by the US.

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DON'T PANIC! Latest Anonymous data dump looks old hat

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Chocolate?!

Oh, wait! There is a cake in the photo

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Internet Explorer 12 to shed legacy cruft in bid to BEAT Chrome

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"I like the fact IE has a functioning menu bar by default"

It does? I opened it to check that and the menu bar only appeared after I pressed ALT

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Proxima and Ultima: AI, hard sci-fi and multiverse – ALL GOOD. Romans – not so much

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And yet, their engineering was amazing

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Frustration with Elite:Dangerous boils over into 'Refund Quest'

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Re: Arguing over nothing

No, they did not 'invest'

If they had, they would be entitled to share the profits from the game

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Is EU right to expand 'right to be forgotten' to Google.com?

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Oh BOY! The MICKEY MOUSE Apple Watch is no heart-throb

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Re: Us poor Apple fans, can't help ourselves being tricked.

That was a great fanboy parody

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Re: Tat?

It was tried during the dot com bubble, they are still working on it

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Technology quiz reveals that nobody including quiz drafters knows anything about IT

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Re: The Moore's Law question result ...

They may have thought it had something to do with the speed of the CPU, it seems to be a common misconception.

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Coming clean: Ten cordless vacuum cleaners

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Re: I Thought the Reg was an IT mag.

I bought the Black and Decker one a couple weeks ago to clean the factory electric cabinets.

It's not really suited for such a hard task but I am almost done by now.

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Bada-Bing! Mozilla flips Firefox to YAHOO! for search

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Re: Dunno whats worse

Nowadays they are the same.

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How iPad’s soft SIM lets Apple pit carriers AGAINST each other

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"Spain is weird like that. You've got to produce passports, proof address and have all that photocopied to get a prepay SIM."

They passed that law about 5 years ago

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Want a more fuel efficient car? Then redesign it – here's how

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Re: Replace anything with "Lucas" written on it

In Belgium they light the highways at night, apparently that doesn't leave them much money for the actual road.

The night lighting is awesome though.

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Activist investors DESTROY COMPANIES. Don't get me started on share dealings...

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Re: Money Talks

Both Apple and MS pay dividends

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Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

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Re: And you wonder...

And I thought it was because at Bill Gates' meetings there used to be someone counting the times he said 'fuck'

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Re: The Linux community has always been this way.

So the Linux zealots had been suggesting a solution that, you agree, would be perfectly suited to solve a real problem.

And the head of the department put you into the 'zealot' category even you didn't deserve it.

Therefore the fault is with zealots like you.

Ok, makes sense to me.

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"I found out very quickly those users liked to Insult new users who couldn't do simple task"

A link to a thread in which you were treated like that would be nice

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EU probes Google’s Android omerta again: Talk now, or else

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Re: Anonymoist Cowyard OK then...

Are you seriously blaming Google because your phone includes an app from their biggest competitor?

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About those secret contracts

Weren't they revealed a few months ago?

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First day of Hurd'n'Catz at Oracle: It's dis-fur-pointing for Wall St

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Re: Not a problem. I hear beer is up!

Yes, yes, yes, we know:

Gold is hitting 5000$ next year

(It's always next year)

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JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!

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Re: If i had a vote

In case you really don't know, the promise is that Scotland would be expelled from the UE.

Pretty much the same way Alger was when they got their independence from France

Not that I see the point in voting for independence as long as you are promised not to be independent.

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iPhone 6: Advanced features? Pah! Nexus 4 had most of them in 2012

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Re: Take my money! Oh, you're too busy...

"Run up the Apple Store app"

How does that work with first time Apple buyers?

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iPhone 6, Watch: Hate it or really hate it, Apple's now a $604.77bn biz

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Re: Solution or problem ?

If he did, the mistake improved the article

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Work in the tech industry? The Ukraine WAR is coming to YOU

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Re: Thanks for the neocon talking points, El Reg!

So, if you can't tell the difference, why do you frame your story calling the Ukraine government that?

You enjoy being ignored?

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Re: Thanks for the neocon talking points, El Reg!

What's the difference between the way Putin's government works and a "borderline ultra-right" government?

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Ofcom will not probe lesbian lizard snog in new Dr Who series

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Re: Priorities

"Oh how I love the readers of the Daily Mail..."

Why do political nuts feel the need to insult the 'opponents' every chance they get, or they don't get like this time?

Is it because they are nuts?

Nah, don't bother explaining it to me, I hope I will never get it

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Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can

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Re: @ fandom (was: Can't help himself)

Yes, I do wonder.

I reread the article and Linus' post to look for the dig and I still couldn't see it, so I asked, I am kind of curious.

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Re: 23 Years

"Why ?"

In order to troll successfully you need to have, at least, a grain of truth in your comment.

The idea that the Linux kernel isn't mainstream is so detached from reality that instead of being trollish it is funny.

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Re: Can't help himself

What dig?

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Amazon smacks back at Hachette in e-book pricing battle: We're doing it for the readers

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Re: Decent publishers are well worth their money.

No, I haven't missed the point, the traditional publishers charge the authors for their services too, where do you think the publishers money comes from? The difference is they do it after the books gets published and they may lose money on it.

But then Amazon also publish books the traditional way with advances to the authors and the like.

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Re: Decent publishers are well worth their money.

Yet they do

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Surfing the web from Android? We KNEW it – sorry, iOS fanbois

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Actually, I knew my comment was going to be interpreted for the obvious, and not so good, joke, but it is serious question.

What has Apple's pile of cash got to do with the the article? Nothing at all, but the AC was so distressed at the idea of Apple losing in some metric that he had to come up with a metric in which they could still come ahead to compensate for the loss.

Why? Well, no rational reason but then, we humans are barely rational at the best of times, you may think you are an exception, but if you do, you are deluding yourself.

Seriously, you are deluding yourself, accept it and you have a chance of not falling for your biases all the time.

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Why are fanboys so obsessed with the size of Apple's mountain of cash?

Are they trying to compensate for something?

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Windows Registry-infecting malware has no files, survives reboots

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Re: No files ?

AV programs have been scanning the registry for some time now.

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Samsung faces down TAB and smartphone MOUNTAIN HORROR

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A cheap 12" tablet would be nice

Hopefully, the Reg will tell us when the fire sale starts.

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