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Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook

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Here's a representative example from Apple history: the un-upgradable Mac 128. Insufficient RAM out of the box and locked you in to an Apple Lisa for serious software development, one of the slowest, most expensive dev systems ever and entirely a Jobs job (the Mac being employees work he elbowed his way into).

It was Microsoft separating hardware from software that got us a 'machine on every desk', there would never have been an 'era' if we'd waited on Apple and their pricing.

Now Mac is a side note in history: sales have been flat for years. Apple are company who made their money from phones, who still can't believe their luck and have no idea how to replicate it.

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While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m

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That's a lot of shares, maybe TC thinks AAPL has peaked long-term?

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'Space bubbles' may have helped Taliban down 'copter in bloody Afghanistan battle

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For me there's if there's one outstanding achievement of the whole Afghan campaign it's one they said couldn't be done, even by a world-wide 'coalition of the willing'. It took hope, it took billions, it took time, great sacrifice and effort but against all the odds it finally came into being: a police force more gay than the Parisian Gendarmerie.

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Boss at 'Microsoft' scam support biz told to cough £000s in comp

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Re: "From Luton" - surprise! (NOT!)

"... in fact, I reckon that the only reason that Betjeman wrote "Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough" was because he hadn't heard of Luton."

Crab Air: aim for Slough, hit Luton.

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Tony Benn, daddy of Brit IT biz ICL and pro-tech politician, dies at 88

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Re: Must be a techie...

The BBC have corrected 'BBC apple' to 'BBC Apple' in this article.

Is the BBC a YTS scheme for the privileged? Is it somehow full of people who went to Oxford because their parents did but who are nevertheless stupid?

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Re: Must be a techie...

'...from the earliest BBC apple computer to an eight track twin reel recorder. ', Nick Robinson BBC web site

Acorn User magazine regularly ran stories on the huge number of Beebs (and secretaries) required to document Benn's daily spin on politics although they attributed the machine to Acorn and this despite Redwood becoming a BBC property at one point.

At least Robinson got the number of reels on the tape machine correct.

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John Sweeney: Why Church of Scientology's gravest threat is the 'net

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Re: East Grinstead

'One does not simply talk in East Grinstead'?

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The early days of PCs as seen through DEAD TREES

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Headmaster

Re: BYTE

I took Byte's editorial position to be that hardware cost had dropped to a point where mass consumption was required to drive it down further, that Unix was in the way of that happening and that Windows would be the key driver. They never said Windows was any good. 19 years on and I think you're still misunderstanding the article.

Thanks to Windows we have cheap hardware and thanks to Linus we have free Unix so we should all be systems programmers, right? Enjoy Dr. Pournelle's somewhat optimistic response to someone whining, like you I suspect, that their sysadmin superpower no longer lets them rule over all humanity:

www.jerrypournelle.com/debates/secondrev.html

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MP blasts 'ineffective' games regulation

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Calling Alan Milburn a 'prick' in parliament is brave for a man whose last name is one letter change from 'Vag'.

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Foxconn is world's 10th biggest employer: 1.2 MILLION on payroll

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Re: The NHS is the fifth biggest organisation in the world with 1.7 million employees

I've long suspected that the NHS is the employment version of council housing; a post-war socialist gift to the nation for having relatives who were shot at by Germans and Japanese. The health thing is just a cover.

The left do have difficulty accurately naming things. Rebuilding bits of existing schools with money borrowed from the future? That'll be BSF then.

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Microsoft explains bland new Windows logo

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I've seen worse. The logo might have been sat on its fat butt as if doing nothing while failing to make eye contact with the viewer, possibly in the form of some animal that goes to the end of the Earth to avoid competition, one that fails to implement basic functionality (I don't know, say - a flightless bird) and poos itself when challenged.

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Saints Row: The Third

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Headmaster

Cock socket is preferred as it is more descriptive and handily shortens to 'socket' in polite company.

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Porn found in Osama bin Laden compound

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Osama bin Flathead bin Two-goats-a-week bin Laden

From the BBC, 'Shopkeeper Mohammed Rashid told BBC Urdu's Aijaz Mahar that two goats were delivered every week'. Searching 'osama medicine cabinet' turns up video of Avena Wild Oats, supposedly an aphrodisiac and Vaseline petroleum jelly. He should have got out more.

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