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Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'

Tchou
Devil

Like it or not...

... Microsoft and some other big players are majors contributors to Linux, for a variety of reasons.

Part of the plan is make you believe you still have a choice.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeitgeist_(free_software)

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'LulzSec leader Aush0k' found to be naughty boy not worthy of jail

Tchou

Re: "Self Proclaimed Leader"

Some others tried that with some success in the past centuries, like "I'm son of God".

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Re: "these changes have broad bi-partisan support."

You're a nutjob.

Sincerely yours,

CIA Rapid Response Team - El Reg Division

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Trials of 'Iron Man' military exoskeleton due in June

Tchou
Paris Hilton

Why??

Why insert a human body in the armour in the first place (70 - 100kg) ?

Make it a remote controlled droid on 6 wheels, an armored casing for storing motor/fuel/ammo, one or two guns on a turret, and a few cameras.

Lower price. Available tech.

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Boffin talks WATER on MARS: Granted, no 'smoking gun', but all clues flow there...

Tchou
Coat

Re: it could be because the observations were made in the afternoons, missing morning moisture.

Looks like someone holds something wrong

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China's Jade Rabbit moon rover might have DIED in the NIGHT after 'abnormality'

Tchou
Coat

Re: In the words of Arnold J. Rimmer

An alien is probably holding it wrong

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Tchou
Holmes

Re: Considering...

EU and ESA may not go to the moon, but they fly to Mars orbit and will attempt a comet landing in a few months...

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Miss Teen US 'sextortion' hacker pleads guilty

Tchou

Hadn't he blackmailed, he would have ejoyed his "privilege" longer and the being caught the sentence would have been a lot lighter...

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HTC phone STOPS BULLET, saves Florida gas station clerk's life

Tchou

Re: Where are the gun nuts?

Or the robber would have shot the guy before saying a word, just to make sure he would not be shot at in the first place.

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The Colosseum, Hagia Sophia, Tower of London... and, er, Steve Jobs' GARAGE

Tchou

Re: Steve Wozniak built them

The first Apple computers had no design at all, it was a wood casing. Square. Filled with components.

At first Apple sold the computers as a kit, the buyer would assemble the computer.

So... No, Steve wasn't even a designer.

He was a marketing guy, a liar. A good one maybe, even for a canary, but a liar.

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Tchou
Happy

- Hooo !!! Look Jenny !! This dump is where Walmart started!

- You're so charming Bob!!

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Don't crack that Mac: Almost NOTHING in new Retina MacBook Pros can be replaced

Tchou
Boffin

FunnY

Funnily enough my Atari ST in 1987 had the same design choices...

Yes it ran a nice user interface when Pc's were stuck with text only OS.

But it was a closed ecosystem, not upgradable (well not entirely)

As a result Atari went out of market because people prefered to spend the money on something that could adapt to future uses..

Interesting.

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Obama to Merkel: No Americans are listening to you on this call

Tchou
Stop

Her fault...

Same reasoning as in "she wore a mini skirt and got raped... her fault.."

About the raper fault?

What about the US?

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Brit and Danish boffins propose NSA-proof crypto for cloud computing

Tchou

Re: Laughable

http://www.trustleap.com/

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Tchou
Boffin

Re: No Joking Matter :-) .... Poe's Law Rules:-)

You nailed it.

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New iPhones: C certainly DOESN'T stand for 'Cheap'

Tchou

Re: A finger of fudge

Cut off a finger?

Nah, nowadays we just 3D print it.

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Microsoft, Nokia and the sound of colliding garbage trucks

Tchou
Devil

I must confess...

... I own a Lumia and I like it a lot.

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Microsoft's $7.1bn Nokia gobble: Why you should expect the unexpected

Tchou
Devil

I own a Nokia Win8 Phone since yesterday.

I like it.

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South Carolina couple cop cuffing for shed shag

Tchou

It was about time!!!

... The girl looks quite okay ...for an american that is...

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Second LulzSec Sony website hacker starts a year in the cooler

Tchou
Joke

Now that's a busy "Neuron".

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New moon discovered around Neptune brings total to 14

Tchou
Boffin

Black coal

Can I be the first to say...

"Don't disturb unless it is Mr Shadow"

"It is Mr Shadow"

Education icon, just because.

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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2013: Windows struggles in Boot Camp

Tchou
Pint

Re: But why?

"Apple is expensive"

Maybe that wasn't made clear enough.

"But I like it anyway".

That part is usually forgotten.

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'Thundering mechanical behemoth' walker mech to attack Leicester today

Tchou
WTF?

Re: Art? ART?

This is craft, not art.

Or all crafts are art.

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JOBS from beyond grave: I AM NOT A CROOK, it was an 'aikido move'

Tchou
Thumb Up

"an “a[i]kido move"

Brilliant!! Aikido moves are a lot about arm twisting.

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Snowden leak: Microsoft added Outlook.com backdoor for Feds

Tchou
Joke

It was about time!!!

Microsoft is making different Windows for years, it was about time to move to Doors.

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OFFICIAL: Humans will only tolerate robots as helpful SLAVES

Tchou
Joke

Mandatory Apple comment

Patenting obvious is Apple's business, find something else.

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I'm 'pretty comfy' with PRISM + 'It's Google. What else do you expect'

Tchou

Re: So... European countries are NOT spying on US activities?

Start spying on the US with spying on French?

Why not going straight to the point and spy on Washington?

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Tchou
Devil

So... European countries are NOT spying on US activities?

That seems unlikely to me.

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What's the most secure desktop operating system?

Tchou
WTF?

Re: Secure OS

On Atari machines, the OS don't stay in memory when an application is launched.

That's why "quitting" an app on an Atari means reboot, not going back to the desktop. It have to be reloaded entirely.

So if something bad happen - because of a program, like a virus or else - the OS is not at fault.

But hey, it's El Reg, you're not supposed to actually know what you post about.

Cheers.

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Tchou
Coat

Secure OS

I once run a perfectly secure OS.... on an Atari... It was in ROM.

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MSX: The Japanese are coming! The Japanese are coming!

Tchou
Holmes

Re: Will we be talking about Xbox in a similar fashion in 20 years time?

No.

Just as nobody keeps fond memories of a 486 running Win95.

It's not only a matter of time. These old machines were fascinating, because we were struggling with the limited but fully available hardware. It was magic. It was programming. It was a lot of fun.

I still remember my first program written at school on a Thomson MO5 (standard school equipment in France, 1988 or so...) I was like 7. It was drawing a scrolling night sky.

I fondly remember the Wednesday afternoons on Amiga 500 at friend place.

I fondly remember my Atari 1040 at home and the arguments about which platform was the best =D.

Then I had a PC... pretty boring in comparison... then a Mac.... Then PC's again... I don't miss any of them.

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Tchou
Thumb Up

Makes me miss my beloved Atari 1040 STf, 1Mo RAM, 8Mhz...

I run an emulator these days, but i does not feel the same... G'd old times... these computers had SOULS.

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Can Microsoft's U-turn stop the Xbox 360 becoming another XP?

Tchou
Coat

Does failing to fail make it a success?

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Boffins build headless robo-kitties

Tchou
Joke

Re: Dreaming androids

Could this one satisfy you, m'lord?

http://www.muttonbone.com/inflatable-sheep-specs/

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Hubble spies unlikely planet being born in hostile neighborhood

Tchou
FAIL

Re: CGI

Unfortunately for you even an amateur telescope can see the space station :

http://www.cieletespace.fr/files/image_du_jour/iss_atlantis_2010b.jpg

Have a nice week end (which by the way might well be faked too - It really is Monday!)

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We want to put a KILL SWITCH into your PHONE, say Feds

Tchou
Joke

Re: KISS

>>- Jewelry is only legal if worn with a gun.

That's already the case if you're in a gang.

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Tchou
Joke

Re: Bad idea

On an unrelated news, USA is experiencing a new kind of terror attack after a foreign intelligence service triggered the "phone kill switch" for the whole country.

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Tchou
Joke

Re: KISS

>> Wallets must incinerate their content when they are opened by unauthorized persons.

-"Hey look, someone lost his wallet!"

-"Maybe the adress is inside"

-"Ho! Wait.."

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Tchou
Angel

"Dear customer,

your pricey mobile was terminated by Federal authorities.

We took good note that it wasn't stolen (or so you say), alas, in this case your 5 years warranty won't work as it is not a product or service fault.

We encourage you to see this matter with the involved authorities.

We gently remind you that in any case this is a good opportunity to renew your hardware and confidence in us.

Cheers,

Microsoft/Apple/Samsung/Whatever"

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Intel bakes smaller, slower flash memory. Aah, now that's progress

Tchou
Pint

Re: SATA attached flash still?

No wonder the WIndows user icon is a drunken homeless

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AMD announces 'world's first commercially available 5GHz CPU'

Tchou

Re: DOH @Allan Brown

Aye, CPU-ram interface is what matter most... second to CPU cache size =D

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Facebook, Microsoft beg Feds: Let us tell users what YOU asked for...

Tchou

Just curious... which countries?

Forget about UK... France... Germany... Italy... Spain...

So, what's left? Swiss? Maybe...

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ROBOT COW teaches Saudi kids where milk comes from

Tchou
FAIL

The cow is just a container... I don't see anything robotic about it

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Microsoft in sexism strife again over XBOX rape joke

Tchou

0xB16B00B5

0xDEADBABE

0xWTF?

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Now you can use your phone instead of your wallet at the ATM, too

Tchou
Trollface

It could be worse

The thing could run on Windows 8.

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Tchou

Re: a six-digit code which can be entered in any compliant cashpoint

The odds are actually better than for the lottery.

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Tchou

Mr Banker reply :

Dear Customer,

we remember these days of course... But since then the sloppy economy made us realize that our Customers would save money whatever the incentive is. I take this opportunity to send you our price increases for the coming year.

Cheers,

Mr B.

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Tchou
Meh

I don't see how that's more convenient than the current ATM...

- What if you forgot to plug your phone last light?

- What if you don't have a smartphone?

- What if you donwloaded an app that upload your actions to a remote server?

- What if some crooks intercept the data tranfert between phone and ATM? A device of this type could be a few meters away from the machine and very hard to detect.

- Etc...

Couldn't we have instead a 2 factors authentication, so even if your card is stolen and the password somehow known, they would also need your phone? And every phone, smart or not, can receive SMS.... (agreed you still need a phone... and battery...)

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NATO defence ministers agree: This cyber business is very serious

Tchou
Headmaster

Cyber...

Comes from the Greek "kubernân" - to rule...

so... a Cyber threat would be a "threat that rules".

It nearly can make some sense, if you're drunk enough.

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Tchou
Happy

"We agreed that we will continue our discussion at our next meeting in October"

I'd die out of boredom working there...

My work place may not be a paradise but at least I have more code to write than meeting to attend.

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