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* Posts by Mark 75

16 posts • joined 22 Jun 2010

Happy birthday MIDI 1.0: Getting pop stars wired for 30 years

Mark 75

Wasn't SCART a French invention?

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It's a fiddle! Funnyman's Irish tax flashmob floods Apple flagship store

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Re: Corporation tax seems silly.

"After all, the money a company makes eventually gets distributed, either into dividends or salaries of the employees or by purchasing components etc. Each time it gets distributed, it get taxed."

Er no, that's why Apple has billions of dollars in the bank....it hasn't been distributed at all.

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Apple asked me for my BANK statements, says outraged reader

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hostgator and hetzner do similar

Both have asked me to send them scans via email of driving licence and/or passport to prove my identity. Needless to say that I declined their request.

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Web host Linode, hackers clash over credit-card raid claim

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FAIL

Re: I didn't cancel my account because of one security mishap...

Yup that's why I've cancelled too. I've been with linode for years now, but the fact that I had to learn about the breach from external, non-linode websites is pretty appalling.

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Here we go again: New NHS patient database plan sets off alarm bells

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FAIL

Not again....

Oh no, another £14 billion down the pan...

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Naughty-step Apple buries court-ordered apology with JavaScript

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FAIL

Re: Stupid, stupid move.

How on earth do you "heavily fine" a company like Apple when they've got billions in the bank? What's a few hundred thousand £ to them?

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Ubuntu goes fishing for donations with new download page

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FAIL

Who cares

Who gives a rat's ar5e? It's a privately run company, little different to Microsoft and as such they can do what they want.

Use Debian or BSD and get over Canonical.

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Python wraps its coils around the enterprise

Mark 75

Hmmm write an "enterprise" application in SpringMVC or in Django? Python wins hands-down for shallow learning curve, simplicity, and speed to market - and I'm a java developer!

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UK2.NET smashed offline by '10-million-strong' botnet

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Isn't this a good example of why not to put all your eggs in one basket..?

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Raspberry Pi supplier coughs to ship date delay glitch

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FAIL

You'd have thought that someone in RaspberryPi would've had a definitive answer about requiring CE certification *before* they tried selling them.

Their whole launch has been a fiasco - only the Brits (of which I'm one) can come up with a good idea and then really screw it up!

Now I know where they got the idea for the name "Raspberry"...

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Oz regulator to Apple: Don’t call it 4G if you can’t connect

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FAIL

Apple shouldn't be allowed to advertise the phone as 4G in the UK when there is no 4G network.

That's akin to car manufacturers advertising that their cars can reach speeds over 150mph, when there's no-where you can drive at that speed.

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Top Brit authors turn flamethrowers on barmy IPO

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Re: Garbage ...

My thoughts exactly. If I were an author, which sadly I'm not, I would explicitly state that my works were not for sale in schools/colleges etc.

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Brit space agency sends up 1st satellite

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Happy

"We're still in discussions with potential launch providers for UKube-1..."

I nearly choked when I read the name, I think they left-out an "L" after the "UK" part.

I guess that next on the drawing-board is UK-KY-1?

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Apple's TV killer 'on shelves by summer 2012'

Mark 75

Does this mean that iTV will be as crap as ITV?

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More iPhone 4 angst: fanbois howl over head sensor

Mark 75

All at sea

But I thought Apple could do no wrong. I was lead to believe, following numerous reg articles, that only Microshat releases stuff that is buggy, incomplete and/or frequently doesn't work.

I've recently discovered the joys of something called a pen and paper. So little down-time using said articles.

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Microsoft launches MSN health application

Mark 75

What?

@OffBeatMammal

You're joking yeah? You seriously want to leave your health details with microsoft? While you're at it why not just post them onto your homepage too...

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