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14 posts • joined 27 Sep 2011

You are here => Earth is in 'the suburbs' of an IMMENSE HEAVEN

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Re: quadrillion?

The clue should be in the name; quad million ergo 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

But for some reason we now all defer to *that* other numbering scheme.

The Greeks got it right :-)

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Brit kids match 45-year-old fogies' tech skill level by the age of 6

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Re: Good @ Yet anotheranon.....

Fancy his parents naming him Dick Pick....

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MANIC MINERS: Ten Bitcoin generating machines

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Re: Is it me?

You must be kidding. Most banks offer below 1% on savings; those accounts that offer 2% are capped with respect to the amount of cash one can deposit.

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Dixons selling £68k gold, diamond, ruby and sapphire iPhone for Xmas

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Capitalism.

If sold to an oil sheik, Russian oligarch or premiership footballer, then cheap at half the price. What other way is there to extract money from these people so as to ensure that funds spread downwards through society?

When individuals horde their wealth, we all become poorer as a consequence. I say double the price.

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US DoJ: Happy b-day, Ed Snowden! You're (not?) charged with capital crimes

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FAIL

Motives.

What gets me is that, here we have an individual that chose to work in the security industry within both the CIA and NSA and yet is concerned by both organisations activities even though both are known for what they are.

How did he pass vetting? Was it his intention to infiltrate from the beginning? If one signs the official secrets act (or the US equivalent) then this is binding and any contravention is seen as breaking the law.

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Astroboffins to search for mega-massive alien power plants

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Happy

Re: Danger

Too late! I am Morninglight Mountain

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Android spat loser Oracle ordered to toss Google some change

carrera4life
Facepalm

oracle and sun Microsystems.

twice in 2 days you've referred to Sun Microsystems as a subsidiary of Oracle; the company that was once Sun Microsystems ceased to exist following the acquisition by Oracle. there is no such subsidiary.

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Oracle pumps out Q4 financials in premature release: See? We're OK

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Meh

Re: and Itanium is dead

Unless there is a cast iron commercial agreement stating that software vendor X will support hardware vendor Y's chip set, isn't it up to X to decide what platforms its software will run on?

I always thought software companies chose hardware platforms on the likelihood that someone would actually buy both the hardware and the software; if no one buys the hardware, why would I care about the software?

I can't sue Sainsbury's simply because they stop selling my favorite product; I'd need a contract to be able to do that.

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Number 10 shuts wallet on closed-source IT projects

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"The government has convinced the CESG, which sets security standards in government, to address this issue with a statement saying open source as a category is no more or less secure than closed proprietary software."

What makes you believe that CESG thinks *any* software is secure? All this says is that CESG will apply the same rigorous standards irrespective of where the software originates, it says nothing in favour of open source derived software.

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Facebook ninjas scale wall, pluck iPhone techies from Apple's garden

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Facepalm

Re: Facebook smartphone

I can live without a Facebook phone, heck, I live without Facebook.

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Facebook underwriters accused of hiding forecast

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FAIL

Re: Look on the bright side

FB makes... hmm, nothing. It's an vehicle for *advertising*. I have no intention of sharing my private details just so that i can be targeted by commercial organisations.

Apple, Microsoft and Intel *all* make real products, something FB doesn't .

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Facebook's Googly IPO delivers on Sun man's vision

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Happy

Yawn...

Never heard of it..

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GCHQ code-breaking challenge cracked by Google search

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Stop

So what...

So Google found the page that offers you the chance to APPLY for a position. You can rest assured that even if you used Google to find this page, it will be of little help once you're asked to demonstrate your abilities.

I really do not see what all the fuss is about.

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Oracle rises for Unix server push

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Happy

Re: Matt Bryant

He's passed out on the floor...

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