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14 posts • joined 12 Jan 2010

Second Higgs possibility pops up in CERN data

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Re: Time out a second...

I think you've answered your own question there...

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Fedora 'Spherical Cow' delayed by bugs, Secure Boot

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Meh

Re: Jesus Christ slow the fuck down!

Oh dear having trouble expressing yourself clearly are you?

You had a whine about the release cycle being too short for you to "get used to" each version.

You said precisely bugger all about any issues with bugs.

Given nothing actually forces you to upgrade to the new version (despite oooh the version you are on going out of support) it seems the only person who can't see that your problem is to do with the support life cycle is you...

Oh yeah and I must have missed the definition of fanboi extending to encompass anyone who's ever glanced at the release timeline ever.

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WTF?

Re: Jesus Christ slow the fuck down!

I'm always amazed at the people who choose Fedora, which has been on a ~6 monthly release cycle since FC1, and then complain that, er, there's a new version every 6 months. If you want extended support you do know RHEL and CentOS exist right?

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Linus Torvalds drops F-bomb on NVIDIA

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Re: Ahem.. ATI anyone?

No they aren't, they are bloody terrible. with this Optimus rubbish they are foisting on every laptop nowadays it means that the nice shiny nVidia graphics card onboard can't actually be used for displaying any graphics. Not only have they publicly said they don't care it doesn't work with Linux and aren't interested in making it work they don't provide an easy way to turn the thing off. So if you don't want the chip sitting their draining your battery you have to employ some awful hacks to get around it.

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Sorry, time travelers, you’re still just fiction

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Stop

Re: Not comedy racism

You're missing the point, this has nothing to do with the general quality of papers coming out of China.

This was a specific incident about a specific paper. Someone made a comment about an individual paper, that was peer reviewed by knowledgeable and hopefully independent scientists in the field, then accepted by the editor of PRL for publication (indeed was one of the Highlight articles in that particular issue). That comment was solely to rubbish the paper based on nothing more than the ethnicity of the authors, no other reason was suggested for why the paper might be no good. So how exactly is that not racism?

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Re: Racist?

I have no issue with someone discussing fake products coming out of China.

However I would not consider someone automatically asserting that a scientific paper is rubbish solely on the basis that the people writing it are Chinese to be a 'discussion of fake products coming out of China'. Especially when said individual clearly hasn't read either the report or the article in question. That would be more in the racial prejudice area wouldn't it.

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Re: Given the dodgy rep of Chinese research...

Wow, nothing like a bit of comedy racism eh? If you'd read the article you might have noticed that the work has been published in PRL indicating that has already gone through a process of peer review in one of the most respected physics journals.

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Euro beaks to rule if TVCatchup.com is legal

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Go

I (almost) fully concur

Apart from the fact that if they do come knocking what you should actually do is refuse to let them in given they have no right to enter your home. If they want to try and get a judge to issue the police with a warrant to search your house (on the grounds that you live in a house therefore you must watch TV...) let them try.

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Dentist cuffed for using lost credit card to pay for pizza

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US rules for credit cards are mostly the same.

"European "credit cards" are a joke in my experience - they want a transaction fee FROM ME (in addition to what they charge the merchant), and most take money out of an existing account (that is a DEBIT, not CREDIT card)."

No they don't. What you may have encountered is the fact that in some (all?) European countries the merchant can pass the handling charge on to you.

"In addition, they force you to use a PIN they generate - no way to select your own pin."

No they don't.

"Total monthly charges includes account maintenance and other fees which I have never seen here, in the US."

This is not universal, indeed if you are happy to have a high APR lots are free. Like the four (from three countries) I have in my wallet for example...

"I also found that my US credit cards could not be used in a quite a few small shops in France - they were looking for a card with a chip, and simply did not know what to do with a card without a chip. Bigger shops could handle it, no issues, but not the smaller ones, with less tourist traffic."

Or they might just have been pissed off you were wanting to pay for a coffee with a credit card with the associated fees that brings on them.

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LibCons bin £2bn of late Labour projects

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Oto- not at all.

It was funding the creation of a retail park on one of their old sites. So not a bung to a foreign company exactly but equally worth cutting.

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Microsoft's Hotmail flicks finger at UK students

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@AC

Only it isn't a free service as many university are paying for Microsoft to provide it.

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Microsoft tests show no Win 7 battery flaw

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Lower voltage?

Eh? Europe has a lower mains voltage compared to where now?

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Windows plagued by 17-year-old privilege escalation bug

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@Fraser

Yes well you will find that Fedora 12 has a lot of package updates during it's life cycle, this is because it's meand to be on the leading edge. If you don't like it you can use RHEL where most of the problems have been fixed. Or windows where it appears the problems haven't ...

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Imperial calls on SGI super for answers to big questions

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FAIL

Re: The School

Though one might say this is a better state to be in than "Imperial College" which suddenly has started claiming to be a University...

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