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49 posts • joined 11 Mar 2011

Jeff Bezos rolls up another $437m, lights Amazon's cigar with it

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11 9's

S3 designed for 99.999999999%* durability.

* For as long as we are in business.

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US Copyright Office rules that monkeys CAN'T claim copyright over their selfies

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Better cut the budget for that "cameras on bionic moths" project.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/20/scientists_implant_electrodes_into_moths/

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We need to talk about SPEAKERS: Sorry, 'audiophiles', only IT will break the sound barrier

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The ear can't hear square waves.

Speakers cant produce them, and the air cant transfer them. The fact that mp3 represents sine waves well and square waves badly is by design. The fact that you can draw a square wave on a computer screen does not mean you will ever hear one.

Just like you wont see a square wave on the ocean

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Yahoo! starts $1.99 'watch list' to recycle old usernames

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Disgraceful disregard for security

I wonder how many other people out there have dead yahoo accounts with matching usernames at hotmail or other big providers with the old account as the fallback email address.

Thanks El Reg for highlighting this. The amount of private info I have in my cloud inboxes is scary.

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MS brandishes 'Katana' HTTP/2.0 server

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Re: Interesting... after years of text-based protocols we're back to binary ones...

SPDY really is just compression and multiplexing the HTTP part does not change. Saying http/2.0 is a binary protocol is like saying http1 is binary when you send it over ssl.

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ARM servers to gain boost from ARM, Oracle Java partnership

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kill java?

like no one uses android or hadoop or tomcat anyway

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Oracle puts database, middleware, Linux on Microsoft Hyper-V, Azure

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effective immediatly

= lots of our customers do it already, it works, and we are missing out on support contracts.

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Larry Page acknowledges creeping vocal paralysis

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Joke

do no evil

Do no evil, speak no evil, what ever next. A pirate style patch over his google glass perhaps?

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Office Software Checkpoint

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why download the whitepaper

shouldnt this one be available to view online ;-)

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Red Hat renames JBoss application server as WildFly

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Facepalm

sad day

Stupid idea this one, I tried to vote for renaming from "JBoss AS" to "JBoss", but I was too late.

They are even planning to slowly, over time, and via lots of pointless of bugs rename packages and code to match the new brand. Expect documentation to be wrong for many years to come.

This is as about as good news to the Java community as when Oracle decided to rename 50% of the references to java.sun.com to nowherespecial.oracle.com. N.B. they still have not finished that migration, and probably never will, it seems DTDs will not be changed.

JBoss AS 7 broke way too much stuff, like changing the /deploy/ directory to /deployments/ for no reason other than to break your scripts. This change is just horrible. JBoss team have completely given up on backwards compatibility, this renaming is just a symptom of that trend.

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Review: Livin' in the cloud with Google's new Chromebook Pixel

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network only

A networkstorage only pc without an rj45,w00t. if it had usb3 you could connect to the lan. but usb2 wont reach gigabit. round here (barcelona) people have faster connection to the internet than wifi, ditto those on google fiber.

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Health pros: Alcohol is EVIL – raise its price, ban its ads

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price control just dont work

Some of my best alcoholics are rich friends.

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YOUR Cisco VoIP phone is easily TAPPED, warns CompSci prof

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phine fun

our office has cisco phones with security totally off by default. you can take control of any phone with a nice xml over http api. no need for hacking just rtfm. one day im going to make all the phones in the office simultaneously get a call from the boss. i just not got around to it.

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dark theme

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dark theme

el reg dark theme would extend my battery life by 50%, no joke.

perhaps just in the m.thereg site so not to scare passers by.

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Mozilla: Windows 7 browser bungle cost us nine MILLION downloads

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still upbto their old tricks

f*ck the law, bundle bad software, delay legal proceedings till its too late.

The Microsoft business model. ®

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Tumblr and Google App Engine down as US traffic plummets

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from those stats 1/3 of us traffic runs on app engine

is that really so? or did I miss something. given that 1/3 of traffics probably does not run on app engine is there perhaps more to this story?

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Sysadmins! There's no shame in using a mouse to delete files

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CLI is an API

anyone who programs and scripts appreciates a CLI, guis serve a different purpose. you can't say in five mins click this button. you can say sleep 300 && whatever.

those that can't code can't see the benefit of a CLI. Seeing a CLI as just a human interface missed the point entirely. CLI is an interface that both humans and computers can share. a GUI can only be used by a human, us coders have to learn the GUI then find some lib that does something similar to automate work. Learn the CLI and its all you need to know.

the CLI interface is a long established standard you don't have to relearn, the fact that you can't get any info out of a GUI in any way other than a screenshot makes them inconvenient for programmers.

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Why on Earth is Microsoft moving to Euro pricing now?

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Facepalm

Dubious economics there

If any supplier were to set prices along the demand curve, i.e. at the absolute maximum that any given customer will pay, (and this is tricky to determine) they will always be at risk of being beaten on price by any other supplier. Since they would be charging well over the cost of supply any other provider can come in, charge less, win business, and do so without needing the great economies of scale that Microsoft has.

Price is determined by supply and demand in the market, not just by Microsoft itself, if it gets it wrong it will loose business.

I understand its tempting to think there is no alternative to paying what Microsoft want, to fill your office with PCs, but in reality there are alternatives. Microsoft have to get their prices right just like any business or some smart provider comes along and gives everyone in the company a Mac.

Even if Mr Rich is willing to pay $3.50 to have some one shake in the sugar into his tea, he is also happy to pay $1.00 to have someone else shake in the sugar the same cuppa.

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Chrome spends a week at the top of the browser charts

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Re: Untick

that would be great.

I assume you mean total IE share to have the same market share that windows on arm has of the tablet/phone market. :-)

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Apache releases new OpenOffice build, promises faster upgrades

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oracle

i still find it hard it believe how badly Oracle handled aquisition of sun assets.

a lot of damage to the world of open source that dark day.

i for one have libre office installed. alongside Windows office since LO can often open word docs created by Windows office that for some me reason Windows office cannot open anymore. Yey, go Microsoft.

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Finally, it’s the year of Linux on the desktop IPv6!

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push by Google and pals

surprising Google and Facebook are not pushing. so that they get a peek at your Mac address with every packet. just flip this switch and we will provide "personalised" services no matter what cafe you are in. ipv6 has perfect info for the big personal info snarfers. geolocatable IP + unique address for a phisical laptop no login necessary.

I know you can turn that off. you can also set "do not track" . won't stop people wanting that info.

ipv4 NAT is a great global anonimiser.

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TED

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Re: And again, why?

I see you point. but I rate this app. its anoying when one of chrome Firefox or opera can't render video. if you watch Ted a lot its good to have an app that you know works.

just like the YouTube app is worth having.

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

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could be a test for gpl

has gpl had a real run it the courts? re oracle doing it right. that's rubishh. oracle got custody of a bunch of gpl code from sun and have done the dirty in every case. Java jcp switch. Jenkins. MySQL. libre office. Go read the license page for virtual box. they are trying to claim that gpl is only valid for personal use. my employer will not allow use of virtual box because lawyers are too scared of the new licensing. which IMHO is disgraceful. oracle act like they own gpl code

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Sad but true: Napster '99 still smokes Spotify 2012

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username and im does not make a social network

the term probably didn't exist in them days but I don't think Napster had even the beggings of social networking. I was a user as were all my friends and we did not even swap user names. there were no facilities to find friends. people were online to dump free music. from everyone. it did not matter who.

I can't envisage wall, events, inbox, circles and all these good social network things getting built upon a p2p network of users with a very keen interest in remaining anonymous and no central storage at all.

its a nice concept. p2p social networking. but that's not what Napster was about.

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Try a 'shroom before ruling on chill pills, boffin tells gov

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stupid nanny state saying no is not a problem

when they grow all over the golf course.

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Node.js sees Windows compatibility as key to success

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short answer.

closures. They make event driven code in a single thread easy to write.

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it does work now

its worked on windows for a while.

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mizilla steps up

Mozilla plan to get node running on their is VM. that should support more options

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event based java is complicated

node is kind of a one trick pony. but what it does it does well.

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Browser plugin brings strong crypto to Google webmail

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old news

FireFox pgp plugin has existed for years

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Ubuntu savaged by rivals infected with fondleslab fever

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touchy subject

touch friendly OS on a laptop or netbook with keyboard and mouse is annoying. long mouse click, really stupid idea. ubuntu on mobile?not if they don't get the basics of hci right.

unity get the screen space issue right, for the weigh reason, first unity was operatable with keyboard only, next ver needs a touchscreen, doh!

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Zuckerberg's HTML5 Trojan horse play

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fix that app

official arsebook app is the only app I have that crashes. they should fix that for a start. the app does not show addresses for biznizes, I use the no images old html site for fb mobile since it is the onlything that works . big zero to fb mobile. probably a good thing, if they had an app that worked it would probably scrape so much you have to turn it off.

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Jobs was 'working on future product day before he died'

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fitting

Apparently lots of foxcomm workers were working on a new Apple product

the day before they died too.

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Are IP addresses personal data?

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you can track by ip without being an isp

some websites don't treat IPs as personal data at publish the ip along side comments and posts. I once picked an IP from my logs and with just google was able to find out the guys address and follow a bunch of his blog posts for that day cross referencing the browser user agent sometimes too. I was trying to workout if some funny requests were from a hacker I ended up with a pretty decent profile of the guy.

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Ballmer disses Android as cheap and complex

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apps

you dont buy a phone and expect that one company to write 'the software', nowadays one expects apps written by 3rd parties to work, so yes exposing as much as possible is important. it all depends if you want to do something with your phone or if you are happy to let someone else tell you what you want to do.

p.s. I do use lynx and wget from time to time IE's scripting apis are somewhat lacking.

I'm guessing your primarily a windows user?

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Firefox devs mull dumping Java to stop BEAST attacks

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fascists

not your bizniz what plugins I run, they wouldn't laugh if Microsoft's reaction was to ban FireFox

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teknopaul

you what?

my company delivers FF as standard on all pcs, why. because we have ie6 for some stupid biz app, but we need a real browser for internet access. you may not have heard about this but a lot of business apps run on t'interweb these days. nice idea about a static web tho, someone go tell everyone that html5 is dead, all you really need is word save as html. so will my flash/ silverlight app run on an iPhone?

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Ballmer: Windows Phone can win third place in mobile!

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used to be number one

better than aiming for third I suppose.

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How are we going to search our hard disks now?

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grep searches binary

obviously, grep can't print a line of text it says something like binary file contains ..., but it finds it. and you don't have to hack the registry to get it to look

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agreed

locate + grep are essential I never search with anything else. both available for Windows too . invent a file extension for you personal stuff and if you do have to scan file contents you can feed grep a shortlist. if you have to search you whole drive to find something you should sort out your bad habit of sticking stuff in silly places!

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Adobe releases lengthy list of Apple Lion woes

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iPad?

if the only app you use is a browser why not just use an iPad, do you need flash? or perhaps you occasionally need to use more than one finger?

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LulzSec hacker Sabu: Murdoch emails 'sometime soon'

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Every email has a sender and a receiver.

So Mr black hat got one side. Now anyone with the other side can now validate the claims without fear of being found dead the next day.

If you got the emails from NI directly what are the chances you get them un-doctored?

I for one am much more interested in seeing what LulzSec have to publish than what news corp does.

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MS to WinXP diehards: Just under 3 more years' support

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Windows 7 does not let you install drivers

provide an installable workaround so I can install my own software, then perhaps 7 does more that xp, right now for me it does less.

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Apple flings patent lawsuit at HTC (again)

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wot no widgets

here here, Apple is not the market leader in phone tech these days, perhaps they can win a law suit to prove they were.

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MS advises drastic measures to fight hellish Trojan

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wot no recover

replacing the mbr is not that redical surely?

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Fedora 15: More than just a pretty interface

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krita?

FYI Krita is comming along (part of koffice) and says it has CMYK support.

Krita seems to export PDF too, but load of apps do so I presume you have specific requriements for PDF output?

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I floated a site into the cloud, and it didn't rain down in chunks...

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hear hear

The lack of a spending cap was a Showstopper for me too. What happens if you write a infinite loop in the cloud?

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Fukushima on Thursday: Prospects starting to look good

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foobar

On a technology note, I will be replacing all my foobar code with fuku.

cat src.c | sed -e 's/"foo"/"fu"/g' | sed -e 's/"bar"/"ku"/g' > src_2011.c

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Analyst says white iPhone 4 out next month

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i cant beleive that is considered newsworthy

Stop press!

Mac fanboi anxiously awaiting that little broken bit on the front of Mac books to appear on iPhones.

:P

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