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Home lab operators: Ditch your servers ... now!

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Not a new idea...

I've been running lab exercises on my laptop (or single desktop) using workstation for years. It works reasonably well, so long as you accept it won't run as well as a physical set up. As it's not production, this isn't a problem.

Thinking of the battery as a UPS is something that hadn't struck me before. Quite amusing.

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What can Microsoft learn from 'discontinued operations' at Nokia?

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Re: Dead Platform

"Except compared to Symbian it's anything else but pleasing or intuitive"

Rubbish. Symbian drove me away from Nokia. I came back with WinMo.

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Re: WP is an albatross @Dan55

Is it me or does Nokisoft sound slightly rude...?

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Mail Migration

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Don't do this.....

Tell all of your users to dump everything into PST files and hope for the best!

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Apple now spends more on chips than top three PC makers combined

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I that think I bought more chips than Apple...

Which is why I'm dieting now....

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Microsoft loses grip on Christmas shoppers... despite XBox boost

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Re: What the Phone/Tablet numberts show

And that sheep will still swallow the Google Koolaid, especially if it's cheaper.

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Re: And still I have yet to see a Windows phone in the wild

Then you need to step out of the garden shed.

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VMware blows $1.5bn gobbling AirWatch to boost mobe wrangling

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Horizon Workspace...

I wonder how this will fit into Horizon Workspace - this has some mobile functionality, but not nearly so evolved.

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Bing Maps COCKUP: Oracle UK HQ is 'Elvis Impersonators' joint

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Oracle - the home of Elvis?

Being "The Devil in Disguise", a visit to them is like going to "Heartbreak Hotel". The sales folk are "Stuck on you" and in need of "A Big Hunk o' Love". They demand you "Surrender" and proclaim "It's now or never".

Something goes wrong, so you stroke your "Good luck charm" and ring support, asking them to "Love me Tender", but end up begging "Don't be Cruel". Their "Suspicious Minds" are "Too Much" and leave you "All shook up", so you go all "Moody Blue" and "Return to Sender".

Ultimately Oracle - "You're the Devil in Disguise"

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Haribo gummy bears implicated in 'gastric exorcism'

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Ring of fire

The reviews of Veet for Men on Amazon.co.uk always amuse (fake or not, they're eye-watering).

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Switch VMs from NetApp to us and we'll give you extra storage, says Tintri

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So about as many caveats as NetApps old de-dupe guarantee then.

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Blasphemy! Finns trample over Windows Phone home screen

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Re: lovely

"... Said Nobody, ever."

Said the ignorant.

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See? It is catching up with iOS and generic Android then.

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Re: Sorta looks like....

"the folders that you can set up on your iPhone - just blue"

Oh, the ones iOS ripped off Windows 3?

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You're fired: Lord Sugar offloads faded PC builder Viglen to XMA

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So that makes three computer businesses flushed...

Never really got to grips with did he? First he kills Sinclair, abandoning the brand to history. Then he does the same to his own Amstrad brand. Finally, he allows Viglen to fester and die.

I never understood the hype around Alan Sugar - more a used-car salesman than a great business leader.

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Bill Gates is once again the richest man on Earth

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Re: Counterintuitive!

But you (as common with many hardcore Unix types) miss the point.

Windows won against VMS et al. on simple economics and simplicity. It had flaws, but Windows was usable for the small business and man on the street. You can't honestly say that about VMS?

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Re: The rich get richer ...

"Sure he gives away billions to some charities that benefit some millions, but then he spent years shafting even larger numbers of people to amass those billions. Very easy to give to charity when you shaft billions to get there"

Even taking your (rubbish) argument at face value, then you should applaud Bill as he redistributes wealth from the wealthy folk buying computers to the poor trying to simply survive.

The green eyed envy of hypocritical socialists never ceases to amaze.

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Antarctic ice shelf melt 'lowest EVER recorded, global warming is NOT eroding it'

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Re: *cough*

"2013 being hotter than any other year since 1910 doesn't strike you as significant?"

Statistical blip amongst only 100 year of stats, for an area that represents 1.5% of the earth's surface. Not proof of global warming, merely unusual weather.

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Ten classic electronic calculators from the 1970s and 1980s

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Re: Still use

Four CR-2032 batteries on the 7700 (one for memory, the rest for the calculator) - and it does like batteries like a fatman likes cakes!

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COW a-BUNG HER, dude! 'Secret Santa' Bill Gates buys lass a HEIFER

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Re: Hate him but...

Bill Gates is rather a good (but not unique) example of why there is no such thing as making an "appalling amount of money". The only appalling thing is doing nothing with it once you have it.

I'd sooner see Bill make effective use of billions of dollars rather than teams of civil servants squander it as is usually the case.

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Microsoft admits: We WON'T pick the next Steve Ballmer this year

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I'll have a go.

I'm cheaper than Balmer and a little less volatile.

oh, and I'd give you a Start menu.

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How Britain could have invented the iPhone: And how the Quangocracy cocked it up

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"And Cameron and Osborne are right fucking Einsteins aren't they?"

Not genius, certainly not popular, but you can't deny the fact that they've gotten the country through a recession compounded by Labour ineptness without resorting to the usual socialist panic spend, spend, spend (regardless of whether you have the money) approach.

Remember - Labour bailed the banks out.

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Marketing told us: 'Justin Bieber is a fad. He’s not going to last.' – Company formerly known as RIM

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Re: So, do we still think

I'm scared. My Dad dancing might be considered a WMD and I might get shipped to Gitmo!

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Re: Reminds me of Mary Antoinette

Mmmmm... Brioche....

Thick butter and jam on brioche. Warm summer mornings sitting outside a cafe. Attractive ladies walking by....

Ah, c'est la vie.

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Ghosts of Christmas Past: Ten tech treats from yesteryear

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Re: dont forget

I hate to rub this in, but my brother had the Falcon and I had the AT-AT. Both were awesome and one of my biggest regrets was getting rid of them!

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Re: FX570 was a superb calculator

I had an fx-7000g, one of the first (if not the first) graphing calculators. I picked it up through school while in 6th form and got an fx-7700g on a trade-in a year later.

the latter is still working twenty odd years later.

They don't build them like they used to.

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On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns

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Re: Guns won't work, so let's look at alternatives...

How about some form of GPS jammer or spoofer? Most of these sort of drones are likely to be quite dependent on GPS.

Otherwise, live somewhere high up and windy. That'll make it tricky for them nasty little quad-copter courier drones.

Failing that, nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

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Bring Your Own Disks: The Synology DS214 network storage box

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Re: Low power PC

You won't get RAID protection (except software based), your power consumption will be noticeably higher, but it'll be more powerful. However, just how powerful you actually need depends on what you're going to do with it.

I have a DS213 and it quite happily runs a DLNA server, ebook library, backup target for Apple time machine and file sharing. Sure, a Mac mini might do the same, but it's a bit overkill for my taste.

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And you'll need the cash back to compensate for the higher power consumption.

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Recommendations for private cloud software...

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VMware Horizon Workspace

The file sharing functionality is most of the way to what you're after.

Better get the cheque book out though.....

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I dived deep into the VMware community. Here's what I found...

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There's some gain in Hyper-V adoption, sure. Widespread is still something of a stretch - maybe in SME, and a smattering of public sector, but above that, VMware still has a lot of traction.

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PANIC OVER DROOPING house prices hits MEMBER-shaped estate

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It's Friday and I'm bored...

The house at the end of George Road needs a large fountain to complete the image. Perhaps some nice big bushes around the periphery of Edward road and Yeoman Cottages too.

"Homes under the Hammer" takes on eye-watering connotations.

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Sony scoffs at the Microsoft EX-BOX: A MILLION PS4s sell in ONE day

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Badly misread headline...

I nearly spat out my coffee when I misread the headline as "PS4 tries to turn it's enemy into an X-BOY". Sony in the sex-change market?

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Brit ISPs ordered to add more movie-streaming websites to block list

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"Why is it alway Arnold that presides over these cases?"

Its efficient, dear boy. It means the studios etc only have to lean on/ wine and dine one judge.

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POWER SOURCE that might END humanity's PROBLEMS: A step forward

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Re: where there's a will

"AFAIK none of the proposed fusion reactors are clean"

That's alright, no power source is clean. Those rare-earth materials you need to make wind turbines even nearly efficient aren't exactly a clean source (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/aug/07/china-rare-earth-village-pollution) and neither are the massive amounts of concrete poured across huge swathes of the countryside to keep them rooted into the ground.

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How to relieve Microsoft's Surface RT piles problem

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Re: Shills

You lost me at "tech savvvy consumers". I know quite a few (none of whom would use such marketing drone speak to describe themselves) very clever people who happily and enthusiastically use Microsoft products over alternatives for very rational reasons.

Let's take a look at Xbox. Not exactly a failure. I do believe they've sold quite a few and they aren't nearly as disreputable on the DRM front as Sony. Windows Phone? The Nokia line up is solid, with growing sales while the OS is much leaner than Android and has more flare than iOS. So what that the App store isn't as big - 250,000 fart apps, Angry Birds rip-off and obscure social apps isn't anything to be proud of.

I think Surface is probably the only one I can agree on. This was a bad misstep. They should have scaled up Windows Phone OS, not scaled down Windows 8. An already large x86 ecosystem on one side and a shared ARM derived eco-system (for phones and smaller tablets) makes more sense than three separate ecosystems, where MS have ended up.

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'Daddy, can I use the BLACK iPAD?': Life with the Surface Pro 2

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Re: Too much of a reliance on MS to do basic tasks for my liking.

And this is becoming a common trend, even beyond Microsoft. Look at OSX and its increasingly tight integration with iCloud. The crown benchmark of this has got to be The Great Ad-Monger's Chromebook - it hinges on Google's cloud services by design.

If you don't like it, stick to Windows 7 or something else like Linux.

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LG G Flex: A new cheeky curvy mobe with a 'SELF-HEALING' bottom

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Self Healing Bottom?

Does this mean it comes with built-in Preparation H? The ultimate phone feature!

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NASA, start your torrents: 622 Mbps broadband link FOUND ON MOON

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Lunatic Gamers

Finally, the secret space Nazis hidden on the moon can do some online gaming..... Oh no, the latency! Back to the backgammon board....

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Pop OS X Mavericks on your Mac for FREE while you have LUNCH

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Re: And now the world waits...

Poor argument. It's only free in the same way as a Windows Service Pack is free (or Windows 8.1 is free if you have 8).

Apple's licensing means you have to run OSX on Apple hardware -it's even more restrictive than Microsoft. Even trying to run it legitimately in a VM is only allowed if the VM is on a Mac. Therefore, to get your 'free' OSX, you have to buy a Mac with OSX.

While Microsoft may have/had questionable policies regarding OEMs and Windows licensing, at least you can pick and choose your iron (or even build your own).

While I'm not a Linux or BSD fan (purely a personal preference for Windows), it does have to be said that this is the only place you can truly pick up a free OS.

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Lumia 2520: Our Vulture gets his claws on Nokia's first Windows RT slab

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Re: Why don't you.....

Welcome to the Register. You will never find a place so full of narrow minded folk anywhere else, except for the Daily Mail. The key difference is that while the Daily Fail readers are all generally of the same mind, here you're guarantied to upset someone, be they a Microsofty, Fandroid, Mactard or something else.

RT is a reasonable, if flawed, concept for MS. They would have been better off scaling WinPhone up rather than Windows 8 down. Both of these products might have gained more from it. As an iPad owner already, I'm not in the market, but I'd have considered it, in the same way as I looked at phones recently and bought Nokia.

Some people do look beyond prejudices and pick what suits their needs.

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Now that's real science: CYBORG MONKEYS with PROSTHETIC ARMS

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Re: I for one welcome our new cyborg overlords

I seem to recall New York looking a little more.... 'Rural' in Planet of the Apes.

I'm sure the Green lobby might be happy, whilst under the whip of Cyborg Gorilla Warriors (TM).

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Apple's iWatch to appear in 2014, will RULE your home – new claim

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I agree....

But the stain resistant iShag carpet referred to earlier might....

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Microsoft: We're nearly OUT OF STOCK of Surface 2 and Pro 2

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Re: So...

"Eflop was only allowed to fiddle with his Nokia"

I've heard it called many things, but not a Nokia. He wants to be careful though. If he fiddles with his Nokia too much he might go blind!

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Techno-thriller author and gaming franchise Tom Clancy dies at 66

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Re: Sad loss

The films generally murder the books, with the exception of Hunt for Red October that at least tried to stick to the story.

I still come back to Red Storm Rising from time to time.

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Windows 8.1: Microsoft's reluctant upgrade has a split-screen personality

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But even the turd (as you call it) is still better than the latest abomination from Ubuntu. I guess if 8 is a turd, then Unity is the morning after a seriously strong curry and too much beer.

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

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Re: Biggest change

And everything on an Android handset defaults to the Info-snatchers, and everything on a Windows Mobile defaults to the evil Empire. Apple don't have a search engine of their own, so they'll default to whoever upsets them least (hence today, it's Bing).

Note the heavy handed use of the word DEFAULT? You can change it....

Oh, and in other news, the Pope defaults to Catholic.

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Re: As cheap as a Porsche

"The 5s is an average phone with a small screen, an outdated OS, no nfc"

Ok, I'll go with overpriced, but size of screen? No, I don't want a Jumbotron in my pocket. Outdated OS? No worse than Droid - in fact, moving to 64-bit and a glossed up GUI is hardly obsolescence or lack of development. No NFC is hardly a big thing in the same way as a finger-print scanner isn't a game changer.

I like the Porsche analogy though. You might be onto something with respect to the perception of cheap.

Porsche had a classic high end sports car in the 911, but they still built 'cheaper' models, such as the 924 and the Boxster. The point being that 'cheap' is relative. If you expected Apple to release a proper low end bargain-bin smartphone, then you may as well expect Porsche to bring out their own Ford Fiesta.

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@ Ross K

"What a fucking moron..."

Wow, what a pleasant guy you are.

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Torvalds suggests poison and sabotage for ARM SoC designers

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Rule of thumb.....

When your employer refers to you as a resource, rather than as a person, it's time to run.

In the good old days, HR was called Personnel and tended to be far more competent.

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