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Boffins untangle why your software builds fail

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Re Java Builds...

IDE's already show you if you're missing some packages.. so why press that build key?

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Facebook exec: I HATE the INTERNET and I REALLY hate journalism

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Overflowing with irony here and then some...

considering about a quarter of the 'feed' I see on my FB account are either ads or click baits!

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Putin tells Snowden: Russia conducts no US-style mass surveillance

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Big Brother

The difference is in the face..

Putin can tell a lie with a straight face.. while the Americans.. well they get fidgety...

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Indonesia turns Twitter into very leaky diplomatic bag

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Job Good Translation eh?

..very sounding authentic!

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Robot WildCat slips its leash and bounds around parking lot

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Re: OK

..yep looked like that scene in the movie where upon hitting the accelerator, the car goes in reverse.. very funny looking.. but otherwise.. great job dudes!

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Foxconn: 11 hurt in 'personal' fights between workers

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Let me guess..

. the party's theme was "Enter the dragon".

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Hypersonic 'scramjet' aims for Mach 8 test flight

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Mushroom

Sounds cool..

I hope my plane with the new APM2.6 wont attempt the same this weekend!

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Reports: NSA has compromised most internet encryption

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Black Helicopters

Which begs the question..

we cant really be anonymous even with comments here right?

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Amazon cloud threatens entire IT ecosystem – report

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Thank you AWS!

Awsome.. we are an ISP and we've offloaded all but a couple of servers to AWS (and some with Linode).. these providers are the next evolution in IT... I for one think its now a full fledged revolution as it upends the status quo. AWS allows me to save on electricity, real estate (from a 30sqm data center to a couple of racks), server purchases, manpower and bandwidth. Allowing me to focus on the software side of our business instead of having to think and spend for hardware and stuff.

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Bill Gates offends Koreans after sticking hand down trousers

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AS they say...

.. if it itches.. it will be scratched!

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Colombian boffins reconstruct flight path of Russian meteor

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good thing..

..if it was traveling at the same direction as earth.

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Titsup Windows Phone 8 orders user to cram 'boot disc' in mobe

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At least..

..its doesnt have a blue background =)

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John McAfee goes Hollywood with Warner Bros. movie deal

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Will Ferrell is the man..

.. he'll make a good leading man.. hiding by burying himself in the sand with cops and (possibly) K9? could be a very Will Ferrell classic.

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IETF bakes Google's SPDY protocol into HTTP 2.0

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...adopted by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for "us"?

..typo but very telling... I suppose "we" wont be sued by Larry et al a few years down the road eh?

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HP: Autonomy had us believing in a false IDOL

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Facepalm

So is PWC washing their hands on this?

.. multi million dollar contract to do the audit and this? awkward...

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Russia restores comms with space station after roadworks cut cable

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Good thing stalin is long dead otherwise..

.. heads will literally roll!

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Windows 8 early-bird users still love Windows 7 more - poll

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Windows 8 is Windows 7 without the windows

been using Win8 eval version for a week now, I like the splash and the clean look which I understand is for tablets really. But what I'm missing is the 'Windows' (ie tiled look), so Win8 is basically a windowless Windows.. unless you fall back to the PC mode which for all practical purposes is Win7.

So Windows 8 is really Win 7 + the tablet interface (and as I understand crippled API to the chagrin of developers).

Obviously this, now-its-a-table-now-its-a-pc OS is targeted for its new tablet+keyboard devices. I see where they are coming from, I just think the strategy is wrong.. I think they should have focused on improving the 'windows' philosophy and interface which can work in both PC and tablet modes and which is lacking in tablets instead of a totally different interface for both.

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Philippines pinches nose, averts eyes, bans cybersex

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It's a stupid law...

... people will just happily use proxy servers. If you criticize, be ready for be sued!

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Apple's brilliant plan to fix iOS Maps: Get YOU to do it

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Re: OMG They are talking to el'reg?

over at cnet.. its the perverse inverse.. 80% are accolades!

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Apple scrambled to hire iOS 6 maps engineers DAYS before launch

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Joke

Re: Lies....

...they found out that the touted "best mobile map app" is a pile of lies...hence the job postings =)

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Apple slip-up slows iOS 6 upgrades

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The Real DEBACLE is THE MAPS!!!!

... Google engineers are laughing their asses off on this one.. I cant understand how Apple insists on putting out a quarter baked product.

Can't wait for google maps to become available again as an app.

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‘Pre-bionic’ eye implanted in blind patient

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Retina Display?

.. better make sure rotten Apple hasnt patented this yet.

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Outlook.com launch a gold rush for jokers, spammers

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I agree with one of those interviewed..

.. my only motivation for trying it out was the email address. Since mine was taken, even my alias, then hummphh dont care.

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Cisco backs down on cloud control of routers

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It's too late..

.. seriously, how do you know that your router is not secretly monitoring you anyway? sure we can sniff packets within our network but the serial interface? the only way to do that is to grab packets going to the upstream but not from within the router itself.

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Bad generator and bugs take out Amazon cloud

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I've learned my lesson.. from last year and the year before that..

.. still with AWS -- nothing compares really with the maturity of the offer and price so far -- but we dont have any illusions.. we've backed up all our critical files in another side of the planet. We'd still be down if the worse happened but at least we have another set of really remote backup. Google Compute will probably take another 2-3 years to be 'good enough' to be even considered.

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Japan and Vietnam push on with rare earth mining plans

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Re: Plan "B"

.. or set up a naval blockade.. they've been flexing their naval muscles there lately.

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Voyager ticks one box for interstellar arrival

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Re: Interesting Background Reading

.. they're nuclear powered arent they? should be plenty of warmth for the electronics.

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Re: "so we're pretty sure there's a few packets dropped along the way"

probably not... it might be too taxing on onboard pre-micro computers. I'd hazard a guess it's all fire and forget ala UDP.

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Apple must be tried for the bug in every fanboi's pocket

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Pint

.. include software bugs in ios 5.x.x rendering some iphone 4 and 4S with always mute..

.. had this bug on my iphone 4 for almost 2 years now, as soon as I upgraded to ios 5 and it turns out even those with 4S were also affected, there's thousands of iphones in this state judging from the threads in apple's (self-help) support pages.

and couldnt help but notice the new color scheme of El Reg nowadays.. dominant M$ blue.

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Oracle case crippled after judge rules APIs can’t be copyrighted

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Pint

Oracle Eyes are still sparkling...

.. with tears!

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Apple updates iOS, mum on Wi-Fi, battery fixes

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Mute problem still is a problem..

when I upgraded my iphone 4 to ios 5.1, my phone is always on mute when making calls (ie the other party cant hear me), putting it on speakphone or using a headset however works.. fast forward to 5.1.1 and still the same problem. What I noticed was the mute button (on the virtual keypad) always has the dashed line across it.. whether its highlighted or not. I'm not losing any sleep on this but it sure is irritating.

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Partial victory for Oracle in Java case

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Re: barely meaningful

yep.. its a hollow victory, if you call it that.. oracle simply won on an assumption that SSO is copyrightable. I suppose we'll just have to wait for the judge to decide if it so (he promised he will if the jury thinks it is).

I think, like the EU courts ruled recently, he will say it's not copyrightable.

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Google, Oracle settlement talks fail, trial to begin April 16

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Re: Jurors

.. not to mention, the headaches of trying to understand the technical details of the case.

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'Intelligent systems' poised to outsell PCs, smartphones

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Well.. well.. well..

looks like M$ has engaged the services of Nick Fury himself..

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Man FLIES with Android-powered homemade bird wings

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This doesnt hold water (or air for that matter)

the way he goes up and down while airborne looks like one of those pre CGI flying effects movies.. and yes the wings does not look like its grabbing on to any air at all..

STILL! it would have been really cool if it were real.

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Windows 8 on ARM vs iPad: Has Microsoft lost already?

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AWS recently cut its prices..

.. and its not because of 'efficiencies' but to nudge Azure to DOA.

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Windows 8 for Kindle-like gear hinted by Microsoft bigwig

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Re: Oh?

Bill and Steve B had an epiphany when they saw their first android phone.

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Microsoft exec: 'Cloud a half-trillion dollar biz by 2020'

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Hahumm...

... MS: we're happy we're using our software.

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US withdraws IANA RFP, ‘no suitable responses’

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That;s correct..

..many ccTLDs registries have the same issues.

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'Kill yourself now' - Torvalds throws openSUSE security tantrum

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part of the reason why I'm contemplating on moving to a Mac..

1) installed fedora 15 in my (then) 5ish year old compaq presario a year ago.

2) worked really well, but for the life of me I couldnt make the laptop print to a network printer.

3) hibernate simply sucks and results to a system crash that requires a reboot or worse fsck

4) I dont have the time nor patience anymore to 'tinker' around.. I just want something that works.. comes with age I suppose.

5) As a developer, I'm increasingly getting more inquiries for 'mobile' apps development.. well and good except that I need a Mac for iPhone/ipad development..

6) The only way I can run Netbeans (my preferred java IDE) +Eclipse (for Android) + Apple's XCode IDE is in a Mac.

7) MacOSX is still, afterall, Unix.. so yes I may want to do the occassional tinkering.

So there.. I've bared my soul...

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IT staffers on ragged edge of burnout and cynicism

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Research conducted by Jack Daniel?

LOL

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Man vanquishes robot cop in hand-to-hand combat

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wall-e gettting clobbered..

.. cute.

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Foreign sabotage suspected in Phobos-Grunt meltdown

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Happens with Golf all the time..

.. there's too much wind.

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iPad SURVIVES FALL FROM SPACE

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Im more impressed with cam

.. didnt seem to have any protection at all.

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Assange: 'iPhone, BlackBerry, Gmail users - you're all screwed'

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screwed from day 1

.. majority (still) of SMTP traffic is unencrypted.

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Time up for Oracle's HTML5 killer?

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euthanasia comes to mind. help save potentially millions of hours of coding and design.. go with HTML5+CSS+Javascript and adobe knows it..

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SHARKS tempted by BIKINI CLAD Thanksgiving BABES

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"The biologist is confident that his angels will be safe during the live broadcast.." or it could be one gory "blood bath".

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Rogue Russian Mars probe communicates - but in gibberish

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its romulan.

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Russian Mars probe heads into space WITHOUT ENGINES

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focus on the moon..

.. dont aim for a lower goal russia!

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