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Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch

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Re: No wonder

Ooo, good one!

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Breaking news: Man with Apple shares really wishes they were worth even more

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Happy

Re: He has a point, actually

@DougS While I like the dig with "Bush Jr.", I've always preferred Molly Ivins moniker of 'Shrub' for him. Sadly, that never really caught on....

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Cable guy, Games of Thrones chap team up to make Reg 'best sci-fi film never made' reject

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Re: Putting the Mars into Marxist

Hehe. How's about the bit where people are allowed only 3/4 of a child. Thus it takes two people to have at least one child. The half child left over can be put on the marketplace. KSR is pretty much grabbing you by your throat and going, "Think, dammit!"

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Ello, 'ello, what's all this then? We take a spin on the new social network driving everyone loopy

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Happy

Re: @Chris Miller

"Verbing weirds language.

Calvin

"Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding."

Hobbes

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FAIL

Heads up!!

You'd do well to read this first https://aralbalkan.com/notes/ello-goodbye/

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Let it go, Steve: Ballmer bans iPads from his LA Clippers b-ball team

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"As soon as he saw iPads and iphones it should highlight to him what a bad job Microsoft have made of it so far."

I hate to point this out but this is how sane, rational people think. However.....

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Le whoops! Microsoft France boss blows lid off 'Windows 9' event

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Devil

Re: Stop! Take a breath...

As far as I'm concerned, 7 was Vista-next-update-with-a-price-tag. Because Vista was starting to work. And 7 is simply Vista +. M$ just sort of realized that with damage done, the only way to recoup losses was.....rebranding! Yeah! That's the ticket. Worked, too. 9 will be the next version of 8 with a new price tag. Nice. But. What I wanna know is...when in the HELL will MS fix the gd fundamentals of Windows that have never worked well such as Windows Explorer? How the HELL can you explain an operating system with an effing file manager that is so inept that it is not merely inconsistent in application, but crashes. Repeatedly (at least starting with Vista). And while I'm ranting, what the hell is up with that little message when you are downloading something to somewhere that sez something about 'your search'? Dear gawd, it ain't a search, it's a freaking DOWNLOAD! There is SO MUCH stuff that MS needs to fix, but, oh, no! Shiney-shiney is the key!!!!

I'd best quit now

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone movie: report

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Thumb Up

Re: Re-watching 3rd Rock

JG-L is not only extremely active in the industry, he has a wonderfully quirky sense of what roles to take and he definitely takes chances. Big ones. For instance as a Mormon Elder, then as a gay hustler, then in a high school teen in a film noir. From his IMDb page, he looks like a work-a-holic.

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Love XKCD? Love science? You'll love a book about science from Randall Munroe

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Re: Anyone who invented Upgoer 5 deserves a purchase from me

You will not go to space today.

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6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)

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Re: AsherGoldbergstein

You forgot to tilt the exclamation point.

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OpenCandy

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OpenCandy

Not sure where to put this. Chew the fat seems open enough for this. I'd like info about some crapware called OpenCandy. I think it is far, far worse than some seem to believe and would like to hear from you all.

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Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate history' story made into TV series

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Re: Tachovsky would be best for this task. But he's dead.

How's about Richard Linklater? His version of A Scanner Darkly certainly shows that he could bring innovation to such a project.

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'Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm

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Re: Is this really Apple gender discrimination rubbing out

By the same logic, consider Shicklgruber. It is rather hard to imagine a mass of Germans shouting, "Heil Shicklgruber!" Also, it really doesn't matter whether it is an apple, a pomegranate or even a banana. The Bible is pure myth in the first place.

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I've got 99 problems, but a Facebook boycott ain't one

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Unhappy

Re: Emails and Announcements

Did this really need a snark/Poe's/whatthefuckever label.....

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TIME TRAVELLERS needed to secure Windows 7

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Pint

Re: Linux

@ Anonymous Dutch Coward: Dude! Sandals and thongs (er, the footwear) make sense here in Texas. Not too sure about Dutchland although beards seem to work in both. More beer.

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beep54

Re: Linux

But, but, didn't Barbie once say "Linux is HARD!" Jest jinkin' witcha. Still, tried a dual boot with Linux (Kubuntu or Xbuntu or some such and yeah it was around ver. 9.someodd, so oldish) and often had Internet connection issues. Which was kinda funny because sometimes I would use Linux when Windows had weird connection problems. [eh, the whole mess was probably a problem with the ISP which has since seemed to have been fixed, Windows-wise at least] One thing that keeps me from Linux is something so damn simple, I don't get why it isn't universal. This a more global form of move/copy which (and you still have to effing hack the registry to do this in Windows) of move to folder/copy to folder. Screw any version of 'Send to'!! This totally supplants it and is easier to boot. Before anyone down votes me, I ask, nay PLEAD, please!, tell me if this can be done in other than Windows. Be gentle. Still learning :) 'Cause I'm definitely going to try and figure out how to boot SOME version of Linux from USB.

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The cute things they say

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Happy

Re: Here's a whole bunch of em...

@malle-herbert THNAK YOU!

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Dallas Cowboys to return 'dumbass' Texan's chopper

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Joke

Re: Nice

@kmac From Austin, Tx: what is this 'training' yer talkin' 'bout? 'N why 'n hell should we'all be concealing our beloved guns? Dang furriners....

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Stephen Fry MADNESS: 'New domain names GENERATE NEW IP NUMBERS'

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@Dave 126 As an American, I am not familiar with a lot of Stephen Fry's roles, but to my mind he simply IS Professor Bellgrove (just as Christopher Lee IS Flay).

Proud, rabid Gormenghast fan since 1972

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Ukrainian teen created in lab passes Turing Test – famous nutty prof

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Meh

Re: Language skills?

"Ha. Ha. That is very logical." Firesign Theater (possibly paraphrased)

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Indie record labels to haul YouTube before the European Commission

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Happy

Re: Khaptin

Here in Austin, our public radio station KUT has had some incredible DJ's that can spin disparate stuff and yet make it all into a whole. John Aelli, for instance has been known to go directly from opera to punk and have an excellent reason for pairing the things. One DJ once, to celebrate the dog days of summer, did an entire show with songs having something to do with dogs. Yet another reflected on the death of Roy Rogers (Aelli, I believe) by having the whole show dedicated to yodeling which was far, far more interesting than it might sound. Unfortunately, KUT is being more and more run by suits, much to the station's detriment. Still, where are you really going to find DJ's that simply delight in things titled 'Tree Frogs of North America' (yes, exactly what it says.). Or simply go, "WOW! That was so good! Let's just play it again!!"

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That Snowden chap was SPOT ON says China

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Devil

Ah, but WHICH Casino Royale, hum? Inquiring minds want to know!

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Cisco's Chambers to Obama: Stop fiddling with our routers

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Re: Victim mentality

It's a perception issue. Even if you think that all companies have been affected, you KNOW that Cisco has and that in itself is a huge black mark against the company. A bit like carnival rides. You think that they might all be somewhat unsafe, but when a particular one goes publicly bad, then that is the one you won't get on.

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WORLD LOSES MIND: Uber valued at TEN BEEELLION DOLLARS, Pinterest pegged at $5bn

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Happy

Re: Get in Early

Just so you know, Firesign Theater had already shortened your unwieldly 'dotcomboomandbust' to "Boom Dot Bust", the title of their 1999 album (and a follow-up to their also wonderfully titled "Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death")

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James Bond producers sign on for Edward Snowden movie

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Re: Matt Damon... 's all I'm saying!

Matt Damon would be interesting, but you'd best go way back to the bizarrely prophetic scene in Good Will Hunting that starts with the question, "Why not the NSA?" for this to make more sense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrOZllbNarw

Still, Matt Damon just seems a bit physically wrong for the role. My first thought was Ed Norton, but he might be a bit old for it by now.

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Sony bosses will return bonuses as firm preps for BILLIONS in losses

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Happy

Re: Will there be an event with a big voiceover?

While I have to wonder about your sense of humor in general, I am still going to have to totally steal the phrase "commit sudoku"

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Re: Seriously?

@ sabroni: I will grant you that this does show something, but what exactly, I ain't quite sure what. It seems most likely that people at the top are trying (as ever) to CYA in some fashion that the Japanese are more willing to do than others. It still shows no integrity, at least to my mind. Just that the Japanese are willing to do so. On the other hand, they can be willing to commit seppuku whereas those in the 'West' are not much inclined to do same.

I have read this through. The downvotes I shall own.

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beep54
Devil

I had a Sony TV. This was when Sony TV's were considered the best (ok, maybe high end for us peons). It was my first major appliance to buy. The design was a bit odd, tho, in that there were mulitple channel buttons that could be dialed to (not programmed as this was before that tech) specific stations. Since I was used to the old-fashioned knobs (with VHS clunkily clicking to one station or another), this was really cool. If you had cable it didn't matter; that would just be one channel. And if you didn't, well, I don't know of any markets that could have exceeded the amounts of channels of the TV. The TV worked great. Top of the line (or at least very near it) picture quality. I loved my Sony. Now....well, now I will actively go out of my way to never, ever throw any money at Sony. You know, or at least should know, that you have effed up royally when the State of Texas (Texas, of all places!!!! I live here so I know what a strange thing that is/was) can and will sue you (and win). That alone should tell you that your corporate structure has been thoroughly hosed. I have wished them the worse ever since that DRM fiasco (pick which one you like, really). And, it seems wishes can come true.

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The weird and wonderful mind of H.R Giger is no more

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Devil

Re: After seeing Alien when it first came out...

If you haven't figured out that the sprogs found that book and took it by now.....well, you don't remember being a sprog.

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Quick Q: How many FLOPPIES do I need for 16 MILLION image files?

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Meh

Re: Re:the single-digit Gigabyte level

I remember when my punch cards sorta seemed to turn into odd shaped index cards, you know, for hand written stuff. Anyone else do that?

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Powershell terminal sucks. Is there a better choice?

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Pint

Dell?? Yr kidding!!!?? Looks interesting tho. My guess is that lot's of people haven't explored Powershell to know what it is actually capable of. Me? I think it is a bit weird, but that seems fitting for an MS thingy. Beer simply for having an interesting link.

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DreamWorks CEO: Movie downloaders should pay by screen size

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Meh

Re: And you wonder why they posted a loss...

@Josh Cain. I suggest you take a gander at the actual money being made here. If you think the industry is drying up, then the bitching, moaning and lying that they've been doing has succeeded admirably with you.

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Firefox, is that you? Version 29 looks rather like a certain shiny rival

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Re: Nearly

Try the Little Fox add-on. Why waste valuable screen space?

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FCC boss Wheeler talks tough on net neutrality with Title II threat

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FAIL

'slap down'

I do hope that Wheeler well think about slapping down hisownself. Arsehole.

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Twitter investors squawk as user growth, income disappoint again

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Meh

Never got Twitter

I use it to log into things with. That's about it. There's not much useful to say in 140. "Hey, I just farted! Haw Haw" or "I just the best McD burger EVAH!" doesn't really count.

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US Supreme Court supremo rakes Aereo lawman in oral arguments

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Coat

Re: Who has the bigger pockets ?

Hum, while I agree with you in general, your phrase of 'go the way of the LP' widely misses the mark you were going for. Not only is the LP not dead, it is prized these days, because digital kinda sucks. The phrase 'go the way of the CD' might be more apropos.

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Chrome makes new password grab in version 34

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Re: Chrome...

Why even use Chrome in the first place when there's Chromium, Iron and Dragon. Same engine. Maxthon is kind of interesting also. I find I need backup browsers for when, say, Firefox wants to open each and every flash object on a page. All at once....

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Wookiee! CHEWIE'S BACK in Star Wars Ep VII – blab Hollywood 'sources'

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Trollface

Re: Just to be on the safe side...

@I ain't Sparticus: Dammit! Now THIS I would get excited about! Look, go convince Cinemax (does it still exist?) that you have the new Game of Thrones.

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Joke

Re: Mr Creosote

Heh, bucket head. Heh...heh, heh! Bucket head!!

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beep54

Re: Is the film going to be sponsored by Samsung?

Wait. Episode One had a plot? I can't remember anything much about it except that Jar Jar was annoying, that there was some kinda race that was sorta cool and that bad characters seemed to talk with Russian accents. I completely gave up after that. BTW, I accidentally found out while waiting to get food stamps (an American thing) that it is even WORSE when the sound is turned off. How many things can you say that about?

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USA opposes 'Schengen cloud' Eurocentric routing plan

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What else could we have expected? I, for one, hope Europe (and elsewhere) goes ahead with it. Our folly knows no bounds.

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Windows 8 BREAKS ITSELF after system restores

beep54

I don't think XP was especially buggy when it came out. It could have been but the main problems were: 1) little driver support and, 2) you needed a whole new kit to run it.

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Pint

Re: Is Windows 8 fundamentally broken?

Beer. Because there isn't a Everclear icon

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Facepalm

Re: Is Windows 8 fundamentally broken?

@MacGyver Windows has been fundamentally broken for decades now and they choose to not fix it. They'd rather slap on bells and whistles (Me? I rather like Aero). But the file manager, which even MS can't figure out what to call, is different from the browser [can you explicate Windows Explorer?] WE, since I've mentioned it, just sucks big time. And this is, ya know, sorta what an OS is supposed to do in the first place [/rant]

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Facebook swallows Oculus VR goggle-geeks. Did that really happen?

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Re: NOooooOOoooo

HP? Why not Yahell. Or even AOL(hell). Still, we can hope that f*book will just drown in the cash it spews. Well. One can hope....

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Netflix coughs up to cruise on Comcast

beep54

Re: Do they call it free market?

"Funny, it smells." There. Fixed that for ya

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Facepalm

Re: Do they call it free market?

@Jediben

Just willfully trying hard not to pay attention, aren't we?

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Another U.S. state set to repeal rubber duck ban

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Re: @ Mad Mike

Just haven't been paying attention to American news, have we?

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Comcast Corp to merge with Time Warner Cable in MONSTER $45bn deal

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Re: Translation

You win. "Always our bitch."

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