* Posts by GitMeMyShootinIrons

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Tiny heat-sucker helps keep Moore's Law going

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"Their work has been published in Nano Letters"

Does this mean it's been printed in very small characters?

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Parliament network prang: 'Supplier done it', no Office 365 yet

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Re: Huh?

Or, in this context...

What is your reaction to our corrupt elected/unelected bottom-feeders browsing for porn in their place of work?

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Chillax, cranky commentards: Anger can KILL YOU

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Re: Isn't it even worse for you ....

Only for everyone else on the day your bottled up rage explodes and you go all D Fens (Gratuitous Falling Down reference).

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Microsoft to get in XP users' faces with one last warning

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Re: Huh?

"most sensible people don't trade in their old TV just because there is a newer one with better features"

Really? You're on the wrong website for comments like that. There isn't anyone that sensible here. 3D TV anyone....?

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Re: Run. Quickly. Away.

'Win7 support is ending'

Regular support for an OS that is already five years old moves to extended support next year, through to 2020. That's not too bad. I'm sure you'll manage.

Calm down, dear, support isn't even nearly over.

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Murdoch dumps Microsoft, prepares to Hangout with Google

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A fool and his money are easily parted...

I know Rupert is a little old and possibly senile, but surely his staff aren't fool enough to go through the enduring hell of corporate Gmail?

Down that road lies pain and suffering.

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Japanese boffins build 'earring PC' for hands-free computing

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Future tech for tech's sake...

Bring on the Suppository PC. Pop it where the sun doesn't shine and it'll check your diet, seating position and buzz you when you get an email....

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Jobless mum claims Spanish councillor told her to 'go on the game'

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Or come too London and work in bars, as many Aussies did when the going was good.

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Google Glass: Reg man tests tech specs

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Re: Google Glass: Strictly for

"Spy-wise, Google Glass doesn't offer anything that's not already out there, and not already in a billion people's pockets.."

Difference is that cameras in a billion pockets will sit there taking photos of keys, loose change and snot rags. Millions of cameras on peoples heads? Now that's a surveillance solution to make any secret policeman swoon.

The HUD? Well, the Gestapo/KGB/SMERSH etc won't care about that - it's secondary to them.

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SpaceX set to try HOVER LANDING for re-usable rockets on March ISS mission

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Best of luck...

If the boffins at SpaceX even come close on this next mission, the next obvious step is possibly a sea based platform, then try for land. Either way, even last mission's attempt was a great step forward.

Master the landing and we're looking at re-usable launch vehicles - and all this done with considerably less budget that the big aerospace outfits or ESA.

Ambitious, yes, but without a bit of guts, there's no glory.

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Terrifying photo special: 'Electric Cannon' anal orgasmo-probe in use ... on a BULL

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On the udder hand...

Is putting such content on the Reg appropriate? After all, its a tech site frequented by various techies and, as we all know, some of these folk exhibit odd behaviour and may consider this piece as an attempt at fetish porn.

Do we want to encourage such unwholesome thoughts?

It's Friday, so mine's a Guinness...

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HP claims ProLiant server audits to stop 'competitive misuse'

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Not a good idea.

I've always liked Proliants, going back to the days when they were beige and wore Compaq badges. They were reasonably priced and well designed and built.

Trouble with this is that many customers won't tolerate this model and will go elsewhere. Dell kit is vastly better than it user to be and the combination of low price and the lack of a contractual lock-in like this is bound to drive people into there (and other) hands.

The fall of HP continues one nail at a time...

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No, pesky lawyers, particle colliders WON'T destroy the Earth

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No pain, no Gain...

Or, whoops, apocalypse!

Of course, these lawyers, like all of their ambulance chasing brethren, are just scoping out new, novel ways of charging legal fees.

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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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