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Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

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Re: £999

Using the GPU for bitcoin mining?

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VMware buys CloudVolumes to speed app installations

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Another Ballmer stuffup

Should've done that years ago, about when Apple went to microkernel.

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Too rich for an iPhone 6? How about a gold-plated Brikk?

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Brikk Malware Magnet

99% of malware want to occupy the Brikk!

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Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes

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Re: Call Scooby and the gang!

M$oft is chasing the hybrid/tablet market just when revenues are evaporating. Instead of pretending that WinOS is the one platform to rule them all it should've just ruled each market long ago. Nadella is just delaying on technical grounds, repeating the mistakes of Nokia and RIM. Good riddance.

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SAP: It was our Big Data software wot won it for Germany

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Software didn't change a thing

Germany still held on to the ball too long in their half, and didn't do anything with it. Duh!

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Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 claimed lives of HIV/AIDS cure scientists

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Re: Conspiracy 101 - Deliberate?

The nearby Singapore Airlines flight is damned lucky. Both that and the downed MH colors are similar to Ukrainian military transport, white with blue stripe.

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Ukraine could have prevented

After the aircraft is down we have all these news of Ukraine knowing about missile launchers, wiretaps of rebel conversations. Why not warn us before the event?

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Kiwis get cracking with gigabit residential broadband

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Build it and they will come

What virtual infrastructure do we really need now? There have been a gazillion experiments with Information Infrastructure now, the most successful being the Steve's Walled Garden kind. Why should the technopolis of Hawera need to be governed from Infinity Circle? I don't believe IBM's Smart Cities initiative is anything but PR, what do we reallly want?

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French teen fined for illegal drone flight

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Thanks, great video!

Beautiful shots, I always wondered what Nancy looked like.

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Apple, Google: WE SURRENDER ... to each other in patent war truce

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Winner will attract DoJ antitrust action

DoJ and EU antitrust watchdogs are really cramping the style of the Big 3. Its a winner's curse for whoever comes out on top in the patent battles.

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Recommendations for NAS-based home media set-up

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Re: Not a NAS but...

Any reason its on 24x7? Most modern PCs will sleep to save 'leccy

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RISE of the LIVING CHAIR: Boffins recruit E coli to build futuristic materials

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Enough Gold, what about bitcoin quaffing bacteria?

Call it E coli Mtgoxia for its ability to snag bitcoins from your wallet seated on the couch.

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Schneier: NSA snooping tactics will be copied by criminals in 3 to 5 years

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Headline is backwards - NSA copied crooks

Isn't the whole point of it that we paid for the NSA to protect us by closing holes in Internet security, and they turned around and kept gaping holes open so they could spy on Miss Indonesia's chatter. They copied cybercriminals' MoO, and screwed up badly.

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Mystery 'doughnut' materializes in front of Mars rover: 'OH MY GOD! It wasn't there before!'

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Re: It is quite obvious

yeh, looks like a DQ cookie from a mall in downtown Pasadena.

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AMD's 'Revolution' will be televised ... if its CPU-GPU frankenchip Kaveri is a hit

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Can't wait for PS5

16xPS4's on-die, can pay for itself in Bitcoin

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen: Y'know what, we'll go back to enterprise stuff

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DODphone

Sounds like the million dollar toilet in the space shuttle.

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El Reg's contraptions confessional no.3: the Apple G4 Cube

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G4 owner should've bought Apple stock instead

Think how many Xbox One's they could buy now if they'd bought Apple stock then instead of a useless G4.

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The REAL JUICE behind leaked BlackBerry OS: Android apps to slip in without protection

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No one brave enough to announce this at BB?

The consumer division runs itself apparently. Can't wait for the Black Monday price of BB10, say $80.

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BlackBerry Black Friday: $1bn loss as warehouses bulge with hated Z10s

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Re: Fire Sale......

Where is a Z10 on sale for $80? I might be interested, but I only saw $250 on kijiji. Only because Mozilla OS is not available yet.

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In MASSIVE surprise, world+dog discovers Nokia checked out Android

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Nokia becoming more like M$oft alredy

Paid billions to NOT do something. Nice gig, that will destroy Nokia.

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Microsoft announces iPad amnesty for fanbois

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I wouldn't buy a Surface if you paid me

If you paid me $250 I might.

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China's corruption crackdown killing off Unix

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Re: It always starts at the low end.

What year is this? XiaoMi is already worth almost twice Nokia.

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UK discovers Huawei UK staff auditing Huawei kit: Govt orders probe

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huawei wants their money back

Paid good money to be let off the hook, where's the rubber stamp we paid for?

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Microsoft's earnings down on slow Windows sales, Surface RT bust

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MSFT down 6% after hours

FXXK OFF BALLMER!!

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Ex-Microsoftie software hotshot Ozzie joins HP board

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HP Is a hasbeen museum

Put them out to Hasbeen's Pasture (HP)

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STEVE BALLMER KILLS WINDOWS

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But HOW to kill Steve Ballmer?

Changing deckchairs on the Titanic again.

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Windows 8.1: So it's, er, half-speed ahead for Microsoft's Plan A

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Re: I look forward enormously to the restrained, thoughtful and cerebral debate we can expect.....

We need a People's Trial of Ballmer and throw him in the nearest live volcano for taxing our stupidity with the slowest Live Tiles ever imagined since the Commodore 64. Instead of axing workers why not axe Windows!

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Australian 'Apple tax' repealed for MacBook Air

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Amazing a 12 core for $400 smthng

Yanqui ingenuity proven at last, I don't think I could do that. And in a Braun coffee maker case, OK to that!

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Windows 8.1 Start button SPOTTED in the wild

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Re: This seems rather half-arsed

Why doesn't Ballmer bugger off ?

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Google tells Microsoft to yank its new WinPhone YouTube app

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Ballmer desperate to copy Google

Why doesn't the fat tart think of smthg new?

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Penguins in spa-a-a-ce! ISS dumps Windows for Linux on laptops

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Re: 140 laptops on board?

Intel CPUs make good space heaters apparently

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Terabit trial gives Telstra some backbone

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Re: So is this per wavelength?

Telstra is a monopoly, so they can run fibre as slow as they want.

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Here's the $4.99 utility that might just have saved Windows 8

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Bye Steve Sinofsky

Bugger off

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Huawei CEOs are 'migratory birds'

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Crazier than Marissa Mayer?

Certainly a strange bird, but in that polluted area its no wonder they migrate

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Bill Gates: Windows Phone strategy was 'a mistake'

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Re: Gates quote

Ballmer is lowering the stock enough so those he and Gates can take Microsoft private.

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Inside Microsoft's Surface Pro: A fiendishly difficult journey

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Re: Quite so, and it blows their sanctimonious piffle sky high

Likely Steve Jobs got cancer from his time on the production line at Atari, like several others. His genius is to shift the production line elsewhere.

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Speaking in Tech: The worst PR in the tech industry

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Huawei PR woot

Huawei hired the Propaganda Ministry who paid a lot of bribes to prominent lawmakers - problem solved.

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Intel's chief chipman: '22nm better than expected, 14nm on track'

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Re: Gullible hacks...

Why does Intel keep adding cores when the performance increase is so minor, like 5%? Any more than 8 cores is utterly pointless without a complete design review of the bottlenecks in the Intel architecture.

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Champagne at CSIRO after WiFi patent settlement

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Re: Greenback

Somebody please tell the book industry that the loonie and the buck are equal. On book covers they print vastly inflated prices for the Canadian dollar price.

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Huawei banned from Australia’s NBN: reports

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Downer as Mr Fixit

Yeah.. would that work. NOT!!!!!

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Kim Dotcom seizures 'null and void'

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NZ is US colony, FBI can do what it likes

It shows how the NZ authorities care less about rights of their own citizens than the opinions of the FBI, who had a plane to catch apparently.

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HP's Whitman suggests Googorola may close Android

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How Meg got her swagga back

1.9 million stock options would do it. I don't think she's that into webos

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Sony confirms 'tough-minded' Hirai as new CEO, president

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April Fool's Joke?

This is the guy who's in charge of the PS3 which has been completely neglected 4 years in a row, part of the cabal that has shrunk Sony to nothing, and now we hear he's being promoted April 1st? Surely its a good joke. There really is a plan to turn around Sony this century?

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Former RIM Indonesia chief faces negligence charge over stampede

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zero dollar RIM not exciting

I agree with YAAC, the market was not excited even when RIM recently wrote off their stock of Playbooks at zero, so half-off doesnt seem a bargain at all.

Jokes aside, my sympathies to those injured by some insensitive expats,

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Pirated software hard drive on display as art

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Waiting for Version 2.0

Is there no 0-day warez on it?

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Seagate's Luczo: 'Expect a year of misery'

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Vendors say 'watercooled', not 'soggy' drives

Why not convert a catastrophe into a plus? Drives with the 'optimal hydration' perhaps? or 'water cooled'? but not soggy , please!

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China fires up homegrown petaflops super

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low! power! without! Intel!

OMG, you mean SJ was right about power hog Intel not listening to the low power tune?

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Rupert's MySpace mea culpa

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Silly old codger!

His nepotism also screwed up myspace.cn, which was even cheaper way to make money.

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HP dumps Apotheker for Whitman

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Apotheker maybe EU President next?

Looks like the EU is going to take a dive, maybe -40% just like at HP and SAP

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Forget China and India, Sweden is tech's superpower

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Re: Readiness index?

Networking is practically a monopoly, and Canada will be ready for a modern internet experience when Rogers says it will be.

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