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Happy 2nd birthday, Windows 8 and Surface: Anatomy of a disaster

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Re: Sinofsky

I call foul on Microsoft's touting Windows 8 being the most successful release. What bullshit. The only reason it's done as well as it did is because OEM's were not allowed to ship windows 7. If I had a captive market like that, I certainly wouldn't be proud of the way it was received. I'm glad Sinofsky resigned and hopefully Apple hires him as he will be forever known as one of the key figures in the decline of Microsoft. (along with Balmer and a cast of other idiots)

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GET A ROOM, yells Facebook as it stumbles on IRC, slaps it in an app

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didn't yahoo do something like this 10 or 12 years ago? What about CompuServ?

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Whisper. Explain this 'questionable' behavior – senior US senator

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Whisper ToS

looks like they did a little tweaking of their terms, as the latest rev is dated 13-10-14. Just before the excrement hit the proverbial oscillating unit?

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I dunno

Just about every software developer I know of has an internal focus group & change management system for any and all publicly consumed applications, so unforeseen features and bugs are mitigated. So, for the CEO to say that it all boiled down to the misdoings of one employee is absurd, if not out right comical. That being said, if the programming types implemented such a mechanism, to target and track specific users & IP's AND a mid to high level manager jokes about it, that ability has to be relatively common knowledge within the walls of that company.

His ass and his senior management should be fired immediately and charged with fraud and/or wire tapping. Reason being, they originally billed the product as anonymous, and once they get their fingers caught in the cookie jar, they start back peddling about there being multiple levels of anonymity.

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'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts

zen1

pfft!

unless we're talking realistic death threats, bodily harm or threats to family members, it's sticks n stones, bitches!

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Apple's new iPADS have begun the WAR that will OVERTURN the NETWORK WORLD

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monkey see, monkey do

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FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

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not only no but hell no! I'm tired of my gubment taking the liberty of bypassing my liberties, just because it's inconvenient for them. I'm sorry but this "it's for the children.." crap is not a reasonable argument anymore, as before you know it this could get abused to the point of monitor people who've committed the heinous act of running a stop light or crossing the street illegally.

Stop spying on us, assholes!

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Bono apologises for iTunes album dump

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Re: compensation

I have to wonder how many people who may have gone over their monthly data plan, and were charged because of that little stunt? I know I'd be rather irate about it.

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Philip Morris seeks pay-per-puff patent to help you STOP smoking

zen1

that's stupid...

To use an old analogy, that's like fucking to save your virginity

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US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: US is losing science race

zen1

He hit the nail square on the head. Kids seems to be more interested in becoming a professional athlete, a rap artist or a high ranking manager/director in a large corporation, without a need to work their way up. Furthermore, the US education system has become so mired down with shrinks who convinced that everybody just needs a hug or that everybody should win, just because they participated.

I could go on a rather large rant but I'll stop here.

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Windows 10 feedback: 'Microsoft, please do a deal with Google to use its browser'

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Dear Microsoft

1) Please give me the choice of browsers to use!

2) For the love of god, give us the choice to disable one drive.

3) I don't fucking want Bing. It's perhaps the most worthless search engine there is. Besides, if you refocused those resources on the OS, maybe you wouldn't be losing market share.

MS, I realize this is only three suggestions, but do you see a common theme here? A lot of us do NOT want to be thought for. We don't want to be forced into using crap we don't need or don't want.

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Dear Reg readers. I want Metro tiles to replace ALL ICONS in Windows. Is this a good idea?

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@Matt Bryant

"That gives you an approval rating of 19.04%."

Dude, you'd almost be guaranteed a position in the US Congress as their approval rating is between 12 and 14%. That gives you a 26% point advantage over any of the current members!

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Doctor Zuck, I'm so poorly right now! Facebook examines healthcare biz: report

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Zuck can suck it

Not only no but fuck no! How in the name of hell are face book going to separate "private" information from the social side with any would be patient data? What's more, what guarantee does fuck stick give that they won't sell our data, anonymously or not?

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Google's Eric Schmidt's shock confession: Steve Jobs is.... MY HERO

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at the risk of sounding serious

I honestly don't know who makes me want to vomit more, schmidt and a lot of his illegal activities, or jobs (god rest his soul) and the countless uproars he caused.

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Marriott fined $600k for deliberate JAMMING of guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

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one question...

Where did the fines go? Did it go to pay restitution to the victims? no. The only way the victims can recover any losses is a civil suit, which is bullshit, because the government should be working for the citizens.

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OMG!! With nothing but MACHINE TOOLS, STEEL and PARTS you can make a GUN!!

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good lord

First of all, why didn't numb nuts just produce a knife, instead of a part for a '16? Yeah, it was a really cool concept, but it proved impractical a few shots into the demonstration. Personally, you couldn't get me to shoot one of those "composite" weapons on a bet. According to SAAMI each standard, civilian round creates about 56,000 PSI per shot. Mil-Spec is north of 62K PSI, so I'm thinking that running around with a half dozen banana clips and one of the "printed" rifles would be a wonderful example of the law of natural selection, in that after a few shots, fatigue would set in and the weapon could catastrophically fail, injuring the shooter and anybody close to him.

Personally, I went with an AK, instead if an AR. Not nearly as many moving parts, much tougher than an AR, cheaper and slings a round that's roughly twice as heavy as an AR/M-16 platform. Did I mention these things are cockroach tough? I've seen things done with AK's that I wouldn't dream of doing with an AR, and they still worked.

As far as the whole gun control issue, it's a very complex issue and it's not going to be resolved over night, nor is it going to be resolved by penalizing licensed and law abiding people. Conversely, ignoring the folks who are concerned about safety wouldn't be in anybody's interest as they have some valid points.

That being said, I think the immediate, short term focus should be on mental health issues, as it's only the crazies that make it to the media, as horrific examples of American culture. Next should be on crime (gangs, robberies, home invasions, etc) and then finally safety. I've been around firearms all my life, I did some time in the military and now I enjoy collecting (I'm licensed) and in my time I've learned one undeniable truth: There is no such thing as an accident with a fire arm. It's either intentional or someone being irresponsible. And if people don't have a health respect for what it can do, someone could get hurt or killed.

By the way... wanna know what one of the most dangerous things are, regardless of political affiliation, nationality or whatever? Hopping in a car. The number of people injured, maimed or killed by driving (even if they're licensed) is exponentially more than all of the firearms related deaths combined (excluding military crap). I'm a hell of a lot more scared of 4000 lbs of steel, aluminum and what not flying at me and my family, being driving by some tool who's yacking away on a cell phone or texting.

my two cents...

feel free to flame away

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Want to see the back of fossil fuels? Calm down, hippies. CAPITALISM has an answer

zen1

I dunno

I think there's one point a lot of people are missing, the speed of global warming seems to correlate to the deforestation of the Amazon river basin (and other tropical areas). Brazil and other countries that own real estate in the basin are either rapidly harvesting woods, or simply clear cutting & burning 10's of thousands of acre's every week, for cattle pasture.

South and central americal have always been called the "lungs of the world" because it is the single largest producer of o2 and other gasses needed for us to breathe. Additionally, those forests suck a lot of the CO2 and other crap out of the air.

That being said, you know it's bad when you can see the smoke from all the areas where they're just disposing of all those trees, rather than harvest it responsibly. I'll go a little further out on a limb and suggest that one of smokes key components is CO2.

just sayin...

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SLOSH! Cops dethrone suspect - by tipping over portaloo with him inside

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Coat

Meh

I'm sorry, but if the turd suspect/victim was fleeing and evading, then he pretty much got what he deserved. I'm not defending the officers, but there was obviously a lot more that happened prior to the point where the camera man started filming. Call me crazy, but most officers I know don't randomly go looking for porta-jon's to tip over, especially while occupied.

I do kind of feel sorry for the officer who had to transport and then do the paperwork... It had to be a shitty job, the kind that just keeps piling up.

I'm out

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Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really

zen1

don't care what they call it...

It's still going to be full of vulnerabilities and be a pain in the ass, in some major way

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zen1

Re: "... we’re not building an incremental product"

ROFL "excremental"... that's friggin genius!

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That glass of water you just drank? It was OLDER than the SUN

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@blind squirrel...

Come on, does the blind squirrel actually find a nut or does it find an oxygen atom to fuse together with two hydrogen atoms? But I digress and maybe I'm being ignorant about it, but someone actually paid to make this assertion? More to the point, how is this significant?

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

zen1

I've been pondering this for awhile...

How's about "Windows - That we hope doesn't suck as much or upset everybody's apple cart because our marketing team missed the boat with the whole new "metro look & feel", apology 1.x"

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NSFW: Click here, watch iPhone 6 being TORTURED

zen1

more money than common sense

I don't share the same level of enthusiasm over the new iPhone as the rest of the world... In fact, I could care less as to me, its just a phone. But what I don't understand is why the need to destroy several of them? Yes, it's his money, he can do what he wants with it and his own property, but that just seems to be such a waste.

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I sold 10 MILLION iPhone 6es at the weekend, says Tim Cook. What did you do?

zen1

Re: Please, Please, Please

I'd be happy for a mid to high range phone that didn't drop calls or didn't sound like shit. Oh wait, that was before they added all the "smart" features... never mind.

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Linux? Bah! Red Hat has its eye on the CLOUD – and it wants to own it

zen1

News flash

When will the morons learn that the cloud isn't secure?

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'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*

zen1

Re: Hmmm

A whole buck? someone is being optimistic.

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@evil: Re: I think it's a good strategy really

Then why don't we keep seeing leaks about flesh eating bacteria, graphic images of STD's or dislocated fingers & toes, when the public starts to lose its attention span?

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@ John Brown

I thought about that but I don't think it's a fair comparison. I think Paris road on the coat tails of her grandfathers legacy and is old money trash. The Kardashians are simply new money trash. But in terms of general stupidity and all around offensiveness to the youth of the world, it has to be a dead race.

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zen1

by the way...

Who still uses a blackberry? That's like so iPhone4-esque.

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zen1

ok, but seriously...

Who hasn't already seen her ass? As it was mentioned in an earlier post, this is an attention grab, which brings me to my next rant... What the hell has she done to deserve all the notoriety she gets? Her entry into the world of the rich and famous was riding on her late fathers coat tails AND a porn tape. Past that, nothing of any significance. I feel sorry for the Jenner side of the house hold. Those poor children will forever be labeled as a Kardashian, or guilty by association.

I think the biggest travesty is that more people look to her as a "role model" than real heros, or people more deserving of the of the honor.

I weep for the future of humanity, especially the morons who keep validating people like ms. kardashian-west.

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Ballmer PERSONALLY wrote Windows' Blue Screen of Death text

zen1

Re: Give rhe devil his due .,,

God, we'll never be rid of that chair throwing booger eatin moron!

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China building SUPERSONIC SUBMARINE that travels in a BUBBLE

zen1

If it's not nuke powered, it's gotta be a bitch to refuel, or be almost cost prohibitive, at best.

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Rupert Murdoch says Google is worse than the NSA

zen1

Re: For one , I got to agree with Rupert

@ AC: They have to finance Obama Care somehow and they can't squeeze the middle class for any more taxes.

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The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?

zen1

sigh

Unfortunately, the world is run by idiots and Microsoft still has a bit of a monopoly on desktops. Hopefully in another 5 or 6 years they'll be more insignificant... But it's crap like this that make me wish for DOS 2.1

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MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist

zen1

Re: Giant golfer? Not likely.

Scott,

You've never seen me golf... Put me in the rough and I can have a have a mini strip mine in a matter of a few minutes. They should have named that game "damn it" instead of golf

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BOFH: On the contrary, we LOVE rebranding here at the IT dept

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Yanno

I think upper management & HR types heads would explode if they weren't allowed to use acronyms. PoS's, all of em.

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Google to plonk tentacles on 'unwired' world with $1bn launch of 180-satellite fleet

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Black Helicopters

I wonder...

google = skynet? or vice versa?

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Microsoft's 'CEO of no' on Xbox: NO SALE

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Bing has 30%?

The only time they hold 30% is that time an uneducated user installs software that changes the default search engine from something else, to bing. In my experience, that usually lasts for about 20 to 30 minutes, until they change it back. God how I love Redmond fuzzy math.

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Torvalds rails at Linux developer: 'I'm f*cking tired of your code'

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@ Ole Juul

"Swearing is inappropriate in a public venue...", this may be true, however swearing is probably the closest we, as a civilization, will come to a universal language.

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Win XP holdouts storm eBay and licence brokers, hiss: Give us all your Windows 7

zen1

It's a shame Balmer can't be charged with crimes against humanity, for subjecting the world to the horrors of Windows 8. I would even go so far in recommending that the people who uttered the words "That's a great idea" be named as co-conspirators.

It's either windows 7 or *nix for me.

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CIA hacked Senate PCs to delete torture reports. And Senator Feinstein is outraged

zen1

+1 to the reg

You couldn't have found a better picture of Mrs. (Ms.?) Feinstein, unless you found one sans makeup. I refuse to address her as Senator as I've lost all respect for that institution, reason being is that they have an intelligence oversight committee that's supposed to know about the hijinks performed by the NSA and CIA.

Maybe they don't know all of the minute operational detail, but there are probably few activities that these oversight committees aren't privy to.

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Feinstein

If I remember correctly, not only did she call for Snowden's head on a pike but she was actually OK with the horse crap that the NSA was committing. Surely the 'good' Senator has nothing to hide! Now the upper hand is on the other foot, she's whining.

I am so not a fan of all the political posturing, finger pointing or foul calling. But for this pig eyed sack of shit to want her cake & eat it too is just too much. As far as I'm concerned, there should be some accountability in the executive and legislative branches of the American government.

Which is the more grievous offense Senator, the NSA spying on the citizens of the US and other countries of the world or the CIA spying on you and your cronies? You are required to follow the same laws I do and I am supposedly afforded the same constitutional guarantees and protection, that you are (insert eye roll here). This "do as I say, not as I do" shit has to end now.

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Twitter blew $36m on patents to avoid death by lethal injunction

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Wile E. Coyote vs. ACME, Inc.

Do a search on it, THAT is what our collective legal systems have been reduced to.

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Terrifying photo special: 'Electric Cannon' anal orgasmo-probe in use ... on a BULL

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and I thought my job sucked...

This should have been turned into a public service announcement, narrated by morgan freeman.

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Woman claims she was assaulted in Google Glass 'HATE CRIME'

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Joke

damn rabid

apple users... always stirring shit up with their neo-luddite ways.

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Facebook pays $19bn for WhatsApp. Yep. $45 for YOUR phone book

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IT Angle

I really don't have anything to contribute...

other than I really hate Zuck and his fucked up company. I'm a person, not a data set, and if I had the slightest interest in facebook I would have joined, but I didn't so I don't believe he's (et. al) are entitled to any of my contacts.

Flame away...

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Those NSA 'reforms' in full: El Reg translates US Prez Obama's pledges

zen1

More presidential lip service.

boosh 41, clinton, boosh 43 and now obama: Every goddamn one of em liars. While I do love my country, all I can do is offer my apology to the rest of the world for some of the blatant stupidity of both our elected and appointed public officials.

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Is your IT department too tough on users?

zen1

@ lost all faith

Every one of the offenses you described require a little tough love (taser), except for the unauthorized router, that requires the nail gun.

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Microsoft to RIP THE SHEETS off Windows 9 aka 'Threshold' in April

zen1

God help us

that's pretty much all I have to say, after being forced to suffer with the giant, stinky, steaming turd that is Windows 8.x

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Why 2014 might just be the year of the Google Chromebook

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@ Stumpy

Brilliantly put: "They're very useful machines for a certain market segment, even if they're of no use to you."

That being said, everybody wants to get in on a good thing. A certain percentage of the consumer market shows an interest in something and then the industry assumes that 100% of the market wants it. As much as I hate to admit this, I'd be interested in something that could provide the same look and feel to what I'm used to, for the uses I have... Privacy issues aside.

I'm still not sold on the whole "the cloud is the answer to everything" argument, because outages happen, shit breaks and I can't say I'm overly thrilled with my data floating around on a server managed by someone I don't know or know how many people actually have administrative access to it.

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