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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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Re: He's right.

While his technical opinion might be valid, his comment was tasteless and out of order, so wiping out any moral high-ground he might have been trying for.

For someone of an esteemed background to lower himself to the gutter level, I find it disappointing and childish.

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We made the iPhones, now we want OUR 'UNPAID' WAGES – student Pegatron toilers

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Baah! Humbug!

From - Management

To - HR(Human Refuseniks), Security

Subject - Troublemaking student comrades...

Give them a free iPhone each from the seconds bin and then get security to kick the militants out of the building, ensuring that they 'accidentally trip on the stairs' on the way out. Several times.

Remember to creatively fill out the Health and Safety forms and show the limp wristed CLW fools around the theatre set again.

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Microsoft's VDI deals make Windows Server cheapest desktop OS

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I remember this....

I came across this a couple of years ago during a discussion with a chap from Microsoft. I recall there being a split opinion in Microsoft with how to deal with X-as-a-service cloud licensing.

On one side, you had the grown-ups in the server side who were more than happy to work in a multi-tenancy scenario, which is why Server licensing isn't (generally) a problem, and you can run server OS in this fashion.

The client side were taking this stubborn stance of licenses are part of the assigned tin, which in turn must be owned by the user (or user's business, by extension). As I recall, you have to be careful of Office licensing too for the same reason. A ridiculous, and in the long-term, an untenable position largely born out of trying (vainly) to maintain some semblance of control while selling as many licenses as possible. In other words - the end-user side just doesn't 'get it'.

It's either 'the fall of the Roman Empire' or death by a thousand cuts. Neither seem a good idea.

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Don't bother competing with ViPR, NetApp - it's not actually that relevant

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As opposed to trying to layer an Elastoplast layer to try and make EMC's product range look like a unified solution (like VNX)? Or perhaps the terrible SMB implementation on Isilon?

Sorry, but your ignorance betrays your lack of knowledge and experience of OnTap. It works, and works well because of its relatively simple architecture. Oh, and snapshots work fine (and not just for NetApp - ask Dell, HP, Amazon and others).

You argue single point of failure, I'd argue less to go wrong - and having been on the sharp end of both, believe me - at 2am, OnTap is easier to get up and running.

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South Carolina couple cop cuffing for shed shag

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Missing a trick...

The shop should charge hotel room rates (by the hour, of course...).

On a separate point, I bet it wasn't one of the cheaper sheds, otherwise they would have been lucky if the damn thing hadn't collapsed around them (in which case the guy's one-eyed bishop would've been truly exposed).

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Microsoft buys Nokia's mobile business

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Re: This will stir up the interest in BlackBerry as well, I bet...

No hardware manufacturer will buy RIM for the hardware when they're already making their own (and in most cases better). What everyone wants from RIM is the patent portfolio and to some extent software.

On this basis, while the odds have gone down, Microsoft are still probably in the running. I'd agree Lenovo are favourites though - it sounds like they lost Nokia, but are probably still in the market.

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Picture Ballmer in a big chair, stroking a cat....

"Well done, Elop. Mission accomplished."

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Nissan promises to sell self-driving cars by 2020

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Call me uneasy...

If we're moving towards a driverless era (which is a shame - I still enjoy driving), I'd imagine that we're going to go through a dangerous interim first.

We're talking about first/second generation commercialised technology sharing the road with somewhat more meat-derived drivers. Not only is the tech rather new (I'm sure it's been well tested, but....), but these robocars are sharing the road with some great fellow road users.

How about 18 year old Daz in his 10 year old Corsa with lowered suspension, a fart exhaust and a stereo worth more than the car? He's out wid 'is mates, innit? Showing how fast he can drive, darting in and out of traffic. Can our silicon miracle judge the way this guy is driving and keep out of his way?

Or then there's 80 year old Enid in her Fiesta. She's driven (to the shops) for fifty years and never had an accident. She forgets where the indicators are and sometimes stops a bit sharply when she panics as she nearly misses her turn or doesn't see the traffic until the last minute. She'd be the ideal buyer for robocar, but convincing her might be a challenge (she still uses cheques...).

I'm not opposed to self driving vehicles, but I don't think the short term is going to be straight forward and 100% safe.

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BILLION DOLLAR BALLMER: Microsoft chief makes $1bn simply by quitting

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Why do I keep humming....

Ding Dong the witch is dead.

He ain't gone yet.

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Microsoft to fund Blake's 7 return as Xbox Live exclusive

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Re: Nooooooo

Zen.exe has caused a General Protection Fault....

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Brits give thumbs-up to shale gas slurping in university-run poll

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Re: Energy Deception

Nice bit of xenophobia there. You might be interested in the Daily Mail....

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Big blue Avatar movie spawns THREE SEQUELS

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I was going to compare this to The Matrix...

But at least the first one was a decent film.

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Re: After watching the start ....

The only way you could improve Howard the Duck would be to include Jar Jar Binks.

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Buy a household 3D printer, it'll pay for itself in MONTHS!

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Spoon holder...

My wife has a spoon holder. A nasty cheap plastic affair. I know this as I melted one side of it by leaving the thing too near the hob. The smell of burning plastic ruined the glorious smell of fried bacon.....

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Been hacked? Don't dial 999: The plods are too dense, sniffs sec bigwig

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Modern policing...

"Historically, the police have always been a force that acts after a crime"

An accurate statement, noting the "historical" point. Modern policing seems to seldom act, even after a crime has taken place. In most cases where they do act, what happens is half-hearted lip-service or lacking competence.

Some of it is understandable - why bother taking a scumbag through the legal system of sharp lawyers (and the perps themselves) playing the system, only to be faced by soft-hearted liberal judges who (sometimes)hand out soft sentences in soft prisons, or nonsense 'suspended' sentences?

Catching international criminals? Don't make me laugh.

Catching international cyber-criminals? Not a chance.

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'First' 3D-printed rifle's barrel splits after single shot

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Re: El Reg security credibility?

VHS.

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Tablets? Check. Mobes? Check. What's next, Apple? Fondlable CARS

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The car.....

.... Now reduced to mobile phone accessory.

Oh dear.

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Pure boffinry: We peek inside Nokia's miracle cameraphone

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Re: If it's easy *anyone* can do it.

Oh dear. Droid conformist fanboy time.....

Innovation only happens when different things are tried. At the moment, as flawed as it might be, WinPho is a heck of a lot fresher than iOS or 'Droid and gives Nokia another differentiator against the Apple & Samsung corporate juggernauts.

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'Clippy' coup felled by Microsoft twitterati

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Re: Clippy for CEO!

If Clippy bought back a proper Windows 8 Start Menu, I'm sure he'd win a few friends...

Personally, I don't care.

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Sleek Nokia Lumia details EXPOSED ahead of Thursday's disrobing

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Re: Same old, same old...

I smell fandroid.

Running Android didn't make the HTC One a super success against the S3 or iPhone.

Most people don't buy operating systems, they buy phones by brand or features. A monster camera might do well, Nokia's brand isn't too shabby.

Questioning the lack of memory slot though.

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

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Re: The forcing down of the Bolivian ministers jet is especially concerning.

'That's probably not the best analogy'

Agreed. Not to mention (and no disrespect to El Presidente) Evo Morales isn't as attractive as Leia was...

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Re: The forcing down of the Bolivian ministers jet is especially concerning.

I keep getting this image in my mind from proper Star Wars - Leia's ship has been boarded by Darth Vader and Leia lays into the Dark Lord....

"This is a consular ship on a diplomatic mission...."

Austrian Storm troopers...?

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Report: Android malware up 614% as smartphone scams go industrial

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Re: So who paid Juniper for this "research"?

Really...

Ok, let's look at it this way - why would there be as much effort as there is putting up other (less than reputable) stores and so much malware. People want apps as cheap as possible and will Google around (oh the irony) to find them. Being the most prevalent platform, with high levels of fragmentation and a broadly open architecture does make you a target - it's not just old vulnerabilities that made Windows a target you know.

It's good old supply and demand - not a tricky concept, dear boy....

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Boffins create tabletop ANTIMATTER GUN

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Re: Talk about non stick ..

Does this mean Spock or Scotty could build a warp drive from a frying pan?

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Ex-inmate at Chinese prison: We made airline headsets

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Re: Tasers

While that would be efficient, they're probably outsourced to a prison in North Korea where the 'production staff' are plugged into continuous audio propaganda for re-education purposes - the headsets being an airline model acquired from some prison in China....

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Nokia Lumia 925: The best Windows Phone yet

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Re: Maybe, maybe not.

Eadon is too narrow minded to be anything like an 'alpha geek'. Not to mention a bit of an arrogant egotist thinking of himself in those terms.

Before long, he'll be talking in the third person and demanding folk worship him.

His comments were amusing, if innacurate, once. Now they're just tired and irrelevant.

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Julian Assange: Google's just an arm of US government

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Re: Die Julian... - SAYS NSA

Surely, Eadon, being a Google shill and an Assange apologist are now somewhat contradictory position? How will you sponsor react...?

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I told you I'd be back: Arnie set for another career revival

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Depends on the context....

...an aged, weary King Conan could be the best (or at least most plausible) role mentioned.

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Microsoft Office 365 on iPhone NOW: No, we're not making this up

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Re: MS porting Office to iPhone - how HUMILIATING. Don't mention the NSA!!!

Eadon's Anti-MS Jihad continues. This week he's a revisionist historian Apple fanboy.

The first iPhone lacked 3G and an App Store. All it had was a nice interface - well designed, but not the revolution Apple would have you believe.

Android was a wannabe iPhone clone on-the-cheap in the early days.

Eadon fail (again). Yawn.

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Of course

There are No Strings Attached.

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Nokia, Microsoft put on brave face as Lumia 925s parachute into Blighty

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Re: Another Month

Android life raft? Really? Keep dreaming. If Nokia became yet another generic Android handset to get trounced by Samsung, it would be the kiss of death.

They need a differentiator, not humdrum conformity, and WinPho gives them that.

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Who should play the next Doctor? Nominations needed!

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

"I'll be back" sounds fitting for a Time Lord.

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Doctor Who? 12th incarnation sought after Matt Smith quits

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Re: A black Doctor

Black female Doctor. Why don't we go with a disability and non-heterosexual too and get all the minorities covered off in one go?

Trying to do too many changes in one go might appease the Politically Correct brigade (so fits Auntie Beeb well, I suppose) but from a storyline perspective, sounds a bit contrived - change for changes sake is not always a good thing.

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Re: Pertwee

Tom Cruise - discards his sonic screwdriver in favour of his laser-bright cheesy grin. Blasting around space/time crowing "I feel the need - the need for speed". Scary.

(Troll icon as it too has a cheesy grin....)

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Kettle 'which looks like HITLER' brews up sturm in a teacup

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Re: But ...

I'd go with "Teatime for Hitler and Germany..." (Hangs head in shame at poor joke mis-treating The Producers...)

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Gigabyte's BRIX fall into place

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An observation...

I note on them fancy Daguerreotypes that the power button is on top of the device (referring to Brix in the singular sounds somehow wrong...). So if you wanted to stack this, perhaps with several Brix (plural - that's better), the button on top is not such a hot idea.

A couple of the i7 Brix (if priced well and good device driver support) pointed at an iSCSI target or NAS might make a nice test bed for clustering, virtualisation (with the Hypervisor of your choice...)...

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First 'adult' app for Google Glass planned 'within days'

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Re: Wife enhancer app v0.1

I'd buy that for a dollar!

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Microsoft caves to Google, pulls YouTube app from WinPhone Store

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Re: New Youtube app is optional at the moment.

"http://www.phones4u.co.uk/android/"

Android? Meh, can take it or leave it (a taste thing, plus I find Google even less ethical than MS). But my downvote is linking to Phones4u. Dear oh dear....

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