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23 posts • joined 2 Jun 2010

Winklevoss twins claim to have enormo $11m Bitcoin stash

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Stop

Re: WTF

"... than hoping that the unregulated world of bitcoins doesn't get hacked again."

Bitcoin has never been hacked. If some armed robbers raid a bank or some phishers nab some online banking details, do you say that sterling has been hacked again?

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Google offers tool to bridge Android and iOS app dev

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Re: AIPinging of the White House for Intelligence, Opportunity and Curiosity. .......

Little tip for you: you could have just said, "flibble bibble wibble," it's a lot less typing.

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More 'iPad Mini' tat pics leak ahead of Apple's big unzip

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FAIL

"Who gives a shite?"

Obviously you.

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Visual Studio 2012: 50 Shades of Grey by Microsoft

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Opening Sentence

"Microsoft’s all-encompassing IDE loser"

Typo or fact? I'm inclined to go with the latter.

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Lenovo: 'Us, buy Nokia? Surely you jest'

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Anti-Competitive Smokescreen

It's most likely a smokescreen put out surreptitiously by the Elop Trojan, to make it look like there are other suitors before Microsoft swoops in for the premeditated kill. Helps keep anti-competitive investigations off their backs.

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Has Nokia bottomed out? El Reg drills into the detail

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Facepalm

Elop Trojan

I see the Elop Trojan is working to perfection. Not long now until Microsoft can buy Nokia + its years of accrued patents for a bargain-basement price.

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Kogan 'taxes' IE7 users

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I want to install Other, it looks like a pretty popular browser.

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US spy drone hijacked with GPS spoof hack, report says

paul-s
Headmaster

Your Paranoid

My paranoid? Or his paranoid? Let's just all share and call it ours.

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Microsoft boss to wave tablets in CES faces – again

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WTF?

So You Say MS is Relevant

*in* the server room? Since when?

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Start-up pitches low-cost no-glasses 3D for iPad

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WTF?

Try Reading...

... the article. It's not lenticular. It works in a different way - more like the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS' 3D screen.

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First official HTML5 tests topped by...Microsoft

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Grenade

Some Further Explanation

Saying "don't be an idiot" isn't an ad hominem attack. Check your definitions - you'll sound more intelligent if you don't misuse its meaning in a logical debate. And don't be an idiot. :-)

Regarding the case in point - the growing trend for the web browser to be central to apps and the cloud vision that Microsoft, Google and others are pumping out, I believe that yes, there will be innumerable cases where the quality of the browser will be the deciding factor in which OS to go with, after all the OS is being marginalised by the very same visionaries. Not among the diehards obviously, but let's not ignore the fact that the vast majority of computer users aren't diehards.

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Wrong - Vendor Lock-In

"Good on them for taking the fight to Chrome, Opera, Safari and the increasingly wayward Firefox but guys, c'mon, you're not going to make your next $Billion making people love your browser in 2010."

Don't be an idiot. The new all-signing all-dancing browser ONLY runs on their latest proprietary platforms. Not so much Platform 9 as 1.5 Platforms.

By selling the browser *hard*, and that includes all the fanfare that standards-wise it's "better" than the competition, they hope to get more converts to the questionable OS it runs in.

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Ballmer pitches PC as smartest device on planet

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FAIL

Ballmer Stats Fail

"350 million new PCs sold in the last year and 240 million licenses of the year-old Windows 7"

So 110 million new PCs sold *without* Windows 7. MS epic fail.

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Apple threatens Java with death on the Mac

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Gates Horns

You what?

It's no different to MS's stance - do they do their own Java port? No, they've actively excluded Java for years. Big whoop, Java lives on.

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iPhone, BlackBerry, Droid: purveyors of pestilence

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Dead Vulture

You missed the science bit

So what makes a touchscreen smartphone any more a virus carrier than a button-laden dumbphone, other than this article being an exercise in headline grabbing?

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Earth's first all Klingon opera debuts

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Lojban Next?

Now we need an opera in the ultimate logical language, one that even Vulcans would be proud of.

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Google's Wave flop: Spare us the warm fuzzies

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WTF?

Erm, Need A Clue?

This is *exactly* what Google, very publicly, aimed to do from the start.

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MS lists Windows Phone 7 gaming launch line-up

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FAIL

This Is It?

This is the best they can announce even after the hefty bribes they've been offering games developers?

The icon says it all.

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Microsoft's modest Bing tinkerers on Google trip

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FAIL

But It's Not Google

And never could be.

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Android phones invade the world

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FAIL

Facts - try getting the first

Idiot. iOS 4 is derived from OS X, in turn derived from BSD - a genuine UNIX, if such a concept can exist. Your point is what?

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Google spymobile snaps self jumping to light speed

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Stop

Jiga Watts was correct

As in "Jumping Jiga Watts!"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088763/

Kids these days, tut.

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Microsoft picks over Google's Windows exit strategy

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Gates Horns

Remember "Trustworthy Computing"?

And www.trustworthycomputing.com?

That is all.

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Smokescreen brings Flash to the iPhone

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Jobs Halo

Gordon

There's already a JS-based Flash interpreter, check out the Gordon player...

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