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* Posts by 1Rafayal

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Rickety rock deemed unworthy of Curiosity's drill

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doesnt matter if it is a bone or not, the fact people from Earth are driving this thing around on the surface of another planet is much more breathtaking.

Although, we should actively discourage too many people from doing this, otherwise we will end up with a congestion charge...

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Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch

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but...Tizen?

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Boffins build CYBORG-MOTHRA but not for evil: For search & rescue

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So, I guess that GCHQ will be sending out swarms of cybermoths in the next few years then...

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NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14

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Devil

Hey Eadon, .Net is still dead right?

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Running the Gauntlet: Atari's classic ... now and then

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Gauntlet 4 on the megadrive will always be my favourite

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David Cameron wants mobe network roaming INSIDE the UK

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didnt we used to have this already? and wasnt it called roaming at home?

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Huawei Ascend P7: We review the PANORAMIC SELFIE smartphone

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Re: Temperatures during use..

I have the P6, which is an awesome phone. I dont think it evet gets that hot for me, but I use the bumper that came with it.

It certainly doesnt get as hot as 4g phones.

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Migrating to Windows Server 2012

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Re: 2012

Thank god, a sane post at last...

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I think there are a number of people on this thread who haven't actually used server 2012...

Granted, the lack of a start menu is a shock to the system and makes getting stuff done a little slower at first. But as soon as you discover the server manager, things soon pick up.

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Linux users at risk as ANOTHER critical GnuTLS bug found

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Re: Open Source movement are making the same mistakes ...

Your last comment there: "if you want quality developers on your project, you have to pay..."

Do you mean to suggest that the open source projects, the free stuff, dont have the same quality of developer working on them?

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Re: Open Source movement are making the same mistakes ...

@vagabondo - so if all the code is freely available for people to pore over and check for mistakes, how did this one slip through the net? My initial post asked if they are making the same mistakes as closed source developers, but in a different way. Regardless, all software needs to go through a QA process, irrespective of it being open source or not.

@Roland6

Precisely, as open source software gains more ground in the real world, more and more people are going to be contributing to it. If the existing QA process doesnt work, i.e. if they rely on the world at large to spot bugs in working systems, doesnt it mean that the open source community needs to spend time going through things like basic regression? OR somehow come up with a better QA process?

Also, why are there so many open source projects that have a free community edition that doesnt have all the features you need, and an enterprise version which does. For example, the difference between Puppet and Puppet Enterprise.

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So does this mean that the Open Source movement are making the same mistakes as the likes of MS, Oracle et al? But just in a different way...

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China 'in discussions' about high-speed rail lines to London, Germany – and the US

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Re: You actually watched Snowpiercer???

@AC, yup - watched it twice

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Strange, I watched Snowpiercer the other night and wondered if anyone had ever thought about doing this for real.

I much prefer to take the train than fly, when I can, so this gets a big thumbs up from me.

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Powershell terminal sucks. Is there a better choice?

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I also suggest the ISE. The version with powershell 3 is even better.

For a full on scripting IDE, take a look at powershell studio

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What HAS BEEN SEEN? OMG it's a thing that looks like an iWatch

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"Jesus Phone"

Ahhh, welcome back

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Brit IT workers are so stressed that 'TWO-THIRDS' want to quit

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I dont entirely agree with the thought that we are worried about job security.

I am more worried about making dates and dealing with disconnects between teams. I think the only time job security would enter my mind is if I let too many delivery dates slip.

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Quid-a-day Reg nosh posse chap fears for his waistline

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I remember the days of old when we had Kwik Save in the UK (bought up by somerfields?). As a very young person, 12 or 13 I think, I would work on the tills. I would spend the majority of my time on a Saturday scanning tins of tomatoes and beans that cost about 5 pence each or something close.

It was all the No-Frills, Kwik Save own brand stuff. The owner of a local transport cafe would come in each week and completely buy up all the beans, tomatoes, milk, bread and butter he could find which lead to a a maximum number of purchases per customer.

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Chap builds mobe based on Raspberry Pi

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Oh dear, looks like someone has been feeding the trolls....

On topic, well done to the guy for having a go at this. Would be good to see things like this being taught/shown in schools, if it isnt already being done.

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Lost treasure of Atari REVEALED

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Re: Don't understand the fuss

I think the fuss is all about the impact this had on the industry, as opposed to the quality of the game itself.

Lets face it, E.T had massive implications for the video game market and helped us get the quality standards we have today.

On a personal note, I would love to own one of the cartridges. I imagine a whole bunch will end up on Ebay at some point, probably with authentic "New Mexico Sand" in the packaging...

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Fancy joining Reg hack on quid-a-day challenge?

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Where I live, I could eat very well for a pound a day, so I am not sure that me doing this would really prove anything.

A donation is in need here I think...

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Smartwatch sales off to a very slow start

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I have a Sony Smartwatch 2, had it for a couple of months before I stopped using it.

The charge factor isnt an issue, unless you go out into the jungle. The charge on mine normally lasts a week, which I think it pretty good.

However, my phone runs out of battery very quickly - once the phone is dead you cannot use all of the features on the smart watch.

I do not know the state of affairs with the Samsung smartwatch, I know it is at least three times the price of the Sony offering.

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Dell Wyse Cloud Connect: Pocket Android desktop

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I have two similar devices, without any of the cloud stuff.

Cost me £15 each of ebay about a year ago. As they came from China, there was no App Store, but it was a breeze installing it.

I kind of wish that Microsoft would bung a copy of Win RT onto a device this size.

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Amazon stuffs games into Fire TV box: Soz, rivals... WE don't need to make cash on hardware

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PS4 OTT

Does the PS4 really do this? Or did I just misread that section like a fool?

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Tamil Nadu's XP migration plan: Go Linux like a BOSS

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Re: Could be Linux's big break

I dont agree with all your post, but I do agree that this is a great opportunity for countries like India to take advantage of a Linux based OS.

The loss of XP should create a vacuum that can be filled with Linux based operating systems.

In fact, I wouldnt be shocked to hear about Linux OS's being tailored specifically to suit municipal services etc.

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Is this photo PROOF a Windows 7 Start Menu is coming back?

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Re: I have an idea. @Belardi

@Belardi

you do realise that Windows 8 does have the up button in file explorer?

Also, the desktop experience in 8 is very similar to 7, which people prefer atm, so I dont see how this can be an issue for you?

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Re: MS missed a great April fools joke...

to be honest, it has got to the point here that it is impossible to have an objective discussion about Windows or Linux...

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LaCie adds fire to Fuel: Revs Wi-Fi external storage gadget to 2TB

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I have been looking at wireless hard drives and USB drives lately. However, I cannot find a compelling reason to buy one.

I have a Maxell AirStash, which was a lot cheaper and lets you switch out SD cards etc.

However, I am now looking at this and thinking, 2TB seems like a good deal for that money, its just a shame that the battery life seems to be so short..

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Sticky Tahr-fy pudding: Ubuntu 14.04 slickest Linux desktop ever

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Re: Head to head @1Rafayal

I am genuinely interested to see what would happen.

I think there has been a slight case of fervent Linux fanboism on the Register for a while now. So, I want to see a head to head comparison that compares both Windows & Linux on the desktop as well as servers.

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Head to head

any chance of The Register doing a series of articles that compare and contrast Windows against a Linux?

I think a lot of commentards here have an idea of what they like and dislike about the two OS's, however I think there are a good amount of people who simply not used a Linux before..

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Nokia gobble: Microsoft can't get free of red-tape bondage 'til April

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then it is a pretty misleading comment to make, given the huge market share that Windows enjoys at the moment.

Additionally, the article he points to concerns intelligent devices, which does not include servers and desktops.

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Fair enough.

Although I would question whether end-devices are the same as the intelligent-devices mentioned in your link.

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Do you have the relevant links to the reports that confirm this?

I would be a little surprised to hear that a Windows runs on only 22% of all desktops. If this is the case, then there really cannot be that many XP users... Oh, wait...

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Especially for Microsoft.

They are so irrelevant these days,

It seems that they only have about 80% of the desktop OS market.

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Nokia also has its own 10 month business calendar, getting that in line with Microsoft makes huge sense to me.

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The Reg's desert XP-ocalypse aversion plan revealed

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Why MS Office?

How come you are looking at installing Open Office or Libre Office when you have been given MS Office disks?

Maybe MS Office doesnt need to be part of the installation at all? Or did I do a good job of not reading the reason why in the article..

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Reality check: Java 8 finally catches a multi-core break

1Rafayal

Carrying out a regression test like this is fine if your application is fairly small.

Do this to a massive amount of developers, who could be spread about the globe, then you will need to spend a not insignificant amount of time not only preparing the regression tests but also making changes (if needed) to the unit/FIT test(s) as well.

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Kent Police fined £100k for leaving interview vids of informants in old cop shop

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Yay the Police!

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Xenon: Bitmap Brothers' (mega)blast from the past

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Re: Konami inspiration

and the article kinds of said that as well...

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Help a hack: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit?

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Re: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit ? @ AC

there is no mention of where the licenses came from in the article. It would be nice to know if they did come FOC for this endeavour or not.

One thing the article is definitely not is a discussion on the merits of Linux over Windows. It seems pretty clear to me that there is a solution to be implemented, and that includes at least Windows 7 and MS Office to be installed on these machines.

I wonder how much a Linux and Open Office solution would cost to implement over the one described. Additionally, I wonder how much use a solution like this would be to the learning centre. Especially when you bear in mind that they seem to be about ready to offer skills in basic computer literacy.

However superior Linux is over Windows, teaching people basic computer literacy starts with Windows & something like Office.

Hopefully in the future, things will be different. For me, being taught basic Linux skills along with Windows at school, would have been highly useful.

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WOW! Google invents the DIGITAL WATCH: What a time to be alive

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I have a Sony smartwatch 2 and am completely underwhelmed.

If future Android smart watches are going to be like this experience, then it is something I will allow to pass me by,

My particular smartwatch relies on bluetooth to communicate to the phone it is paired with for data etc. The dependence on bluetooth is a complete pain in the rear, the watch lasts for a few days but the phone probably wont go more than 24 hours. And thats when bluetooth is behaving on my phone...

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Scottish gov may miss IT budget cut target

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Joke

I think the token woman is only really a woman on paper...

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iPhone 6 FEELS your heat, wetness... and it'll TELL Apple – report

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Unhappy

I just want to get a joke in about "wetness", but I cant...

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Straight to 8: London's Met Police hatches Win XP escape plan

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Joke

pretty much sums up the average IQ of the Plod really

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Windows hits the skids, Mac OS X on the rise

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Re: stating the bleedin obvious

Apple have definitely not won the laptop game.

Just because you see lots of wannabe hipsters in Starbucks with an Apple laptop does not mean that Apple has that area of the market all sewn up.

For instance, take a walk through the offices of pretty much every company and you will see desks full of HP, Dell and Lenovo laptops. And these places tend to have a little more seating capacity than Starbucks.

You may also be sad to hear that Android is the worlds most popular smartphone OS as well.

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It's not just incredibly hard, it's really quite pretty: Dark Souls II

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You Died.

Get used to it.

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Dying for an Ubuntu Linux phone? Here's how much it'll cost you

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Re: Will users have proper control of their phones?

precisely.

I think the concept of control and the walled garden are what let the mobile networks happy to carry them.

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Blurred lines: Android e-ink mobe claims TWO-WEEK battery life

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does this put the second display on the rear?

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