* Posts by Robert E A Harvey

2961 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006

Pay Jobs due respect - by crushing the empire he created

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I want to disagree

But I read the article twice and I am still not sure what point is being made.

So I sort of basically feel in disagreement with something or other.

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Would you trust a dot-bank site more than a dot-com?

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.bum

It ain't the domain that's the problem.

It's the bankers.

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Stallman: Jobs exerted 'malign influence' on computing

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Facepalm

Some of Stallman's achievements have been very important, world changing, liberating.

But he can be a complete arse sometimes.

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Email and compliance: How not to blow the storage budget?

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Single instance

I know CCmail used to do this, and do it well. Atachments were singled out too, held once even if appearing to be duplicated in replies and forwards, or dragged into completely new threads.

I've see no evidence that exchange does any of this.

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Confused

$MEGACORP enforces a 5Gb limit for network profiles, including shadows of 'my documents' and of outlook email.

It then tells us to use rtf format emails. Most company-wide emails are html format.

Then there is a retention policy that, as far as I can see, means we have to keep everything except birthday-cake-at-the-watercooler announcements. For >6 years. The retention policy includes rules on email naming conventions that I have /never/ seen the management respect, and on trimming quotation of older emails that I have /never/ seen the management respect either.

My .pst files are around 10Gb each, and I have been given a 500G LaCie to shadow them on. In five years no-one has once asked if I am doing that.

According to the policy failure to retain emails is my fault.

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The effects of Consumerisation results

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I doubt non-tech people would cope with the questions!

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Olloclip three-in-one lens

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Thumb Up

That's actually quite cool.

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Panasonic HM-TA20 underwater camcorder

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flat nonsense

I really don't understand this flat video camera layout.

How are you supposed to hold it steady, look at the screen, and do things like pan or zoom?

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Panasonic DMR-HW100 HDD DVR

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Internut

So, you can connect to Viera and view what they want you to. Big * deal.

If I am going to plug in the internut I want to be able to run a browser and watch everything I can on my computer, otherwise no deal.

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Homeland Security bungles 'pre-crime' tech test docs

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FAIL

Here is a hint

Perhaps, Mr Obama, if you didn't go round the world pissing people off and bombing their weddings then you would not have to be all panicy that one of them might come visiting while a bit cross.

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Galaxy Tab Oz ban ruling due next week

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Headmaster

At least

Someone knows how to spell 'bated breath'

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London 2012 Olympics: 17000 athletes, 11000 computers

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It's not an iron lung, you know

I really don't care if the computers work or not.

It's a sports day and a political bunfight. None of it matters.

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Cambridge Audio iD100 hi-fi dock

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>I'm all ears.

Should know a lot about sound, then!

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Can a user really do BI from the desktop?

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well, quite

It is very difficult for people without a good enough education, or experience, to discriminate 'correlation' from 'causality', for a start.

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Meltemi is real – Nokia’s skunkworks Linux

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Sshh

If Elop finds out about Meltimi...

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The $35 android tablet, a snip at $50

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Yes, a one page 'getting started' in multiple languages, is quite a book.

14 in the constitution, 22 in the courts, 415 languages according to the UN: The census of 1961 recognized 1,652 languages used in India

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Accelerating universe expansion discovery snags Nobel Prize

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Surely when the cat is asleep you have to consider its rest mass instead?

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Samsung seeks bans on the iPhone 4S

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Time, time

I just want there to be so many patent suits going on that the entire world's mobile phone network gets switched off. I may get some work done to schedule then.

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Amazon to whup Apple rivals when Kindle Fire hits UK

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@euchrid

A fair argument - but why, then, do so many 10" netbooks retail at half of that figure?

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What is this 'holiday' of which you speak, oh alien one?

I can't remember the last one of them

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Pricing

the Yougov result should be no surprise to anyone reading the comments here, on enGadget, and a million and one other places.

It is a mark of the greed and stupidity of HP, Rim, etc. that they tried to sell at the Apple price point.

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HTC Evo 3D Android smartphone

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The Evo won’t allow you to take portrait shots in 3D.

umm.

Do you know many people with one eye above the other?

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Anonymous Twitter alternative developed for rioters

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radio

The real solution is PMR446 radios?

You can't be arrested for having one of they, they sell them in chavshops

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Whats to stop the rozzers anonymously vibing...

Err, The fact that they are rozzers, and as thick as pigsh*t?

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And?

What else are they good for? Decorating bedrooms? Cooking steak?

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Premier League loses footie decoder case

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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

He he he he he he he he he he he he

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Crystal Acoustics MediaMatchBox

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nice...

Only place to put this on my telly would be round the back. Does the IR remote work well with reflected paths, or does it have to be line-of-sight?

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London gets first new Google Chromebookshop

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Thurrock?

Lakeside?

Do they do a version upholstered in Burbury check?

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Belgian buccaneers invade Rockall

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what happened to the Riockall Times web site? That wasn't you lot was it?

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yer thinking of Gruinard - would not get any sheep to stay on Rockall!

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UK punters happy to pay £3 to top up e-wallets

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Next it will be the sneezing tax, I tell you.

Bollocks to this, I'm going to stick to cash.

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HTC Android handsets spew private data to ANY app

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He asks mischeviously

I wonder if this would have been as easy to spot on any other phone OS?

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Android's scariest nightmare: resurgently sexy Microsoft

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s/confused/really annoyed/

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PlayBook stock mountain: RIM slashes prices

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>If anyone else had made it, it would have taken over the world by now

Yes. Arriving working, and not falling to bits in 2 weeks would have made a huge difference

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uggerem

I don't enter into a contract to buy 30 gallons of petrol a month from BP and get a free Astra. I go and buy my Alfa and then fill it up whereever I choose.

People should buy their own handsets, then they will have the authority to decide what features shoulod be in it, not some vested-interest bandit

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Bank emails punters asking for their, er, email address

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The correct response would be:

"Yeah. Dumb. We'e told the useless twat that if he does it he will be out. Keep an eye on him, and let us know, will you?"

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Acer Timeline X 5830T

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Linux

Did you boot Linux to find out what worked and what didn't? And if not, why not?

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Microsoft to skim Samsung Android takings

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Pirate

NTFFO

Are we still without orbital weapons to test?

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Linux Foundation merges MeeGo into Tizen

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missed opportunity

They should have called it Tizer. No-one can decide if that has a good or bad flavour

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Microsoft staff savage Ballmer at company confab

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Gem

I had to run the Gem desktop for an OU module. What happened to that?

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HP networking boss leaves after less than a year

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Long tradition

Rocks ahead. Time to put on the grey furry suit with the long tail, stick on some whiskers, and desert.

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Ex-Microsofties' IE6 kill squad hits UK

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Warships run on W2K as well

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Ten... all-in-one inkjet printers

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.inf

..of which none were supplied with the MFP supplied by the office.

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FAIL

@AC 17:07

ALL of HPs printer software is bleeding annoying.

And they don't fix bugs.

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How the Yahoo! homepage predicts your clicks

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I just reclaimed my yahoo name, for grins, and found a cluttered portal, not a search engine. There must be some incompatibility with something I set in 1998.

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Samsung-Apple patent lawsuit tally hits 21, and counting

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Paragraph 2?

Does this article origintate elsewhere?

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Google Wallet and PayPal in electro-purse war

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Its the banks, stupid

Banks owe a duty of care over credit cards which they want to say won't affect NFC. If someone rips off yer nfc device, they will argue that it is your problem like losing cash.

In the first round there was a £50 spend limit before a pin validation was required, in various forms. It is the vends within this total, the 60p newspaper, that is being sold as 'fast and convenient' - you don't see people using pins with oyster cards.

I think this is why most of the action is in the phone arena, despite banks issuing nfc equipped cards. The banks are trying to pretend it is nothing to do with them, whilst still raking off their merchant fees etc.

I want none of it at all. No-one asked me, it is just being foisted on us by vested interests

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MS denies secure boot will exclude Linux

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FAIL

Another snag

Assuming you want to stay with windows, how will the motherboard code learn the key for windows 9? or 10? Not only will this daft idea stop you running linux or qubes or whatever, but there is a good chance you will need a new mobo for each new version of windows.

Who benefits from that?

M$ ? yes

Mobo makers ? yes

users ? -err - umm - no.

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Display defect may crimp iPhone 5 shipments

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Wintek

I followed your wintek link and my browser started singing.

Bad register, naughty register. Go to your basket.

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Wyse does a cloud on the desk for iPad, iPhone

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what?

so just any external file server is a 'cloud' now?

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