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HP settles suit with popstar Chubby Checker over todger tester app

Volker Hett

Re: Sometimes you just have to get up, and say WTF?!

To be true, HP didn't even develop that! It was a third party app in the WebOS Market, one of very few by the way :)

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Re: Well I *was*..

as far as I know the app sold 84 times at 99 Cents.

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UK.gov's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know

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Macros, try them in MS Office on a Mac

Or try opening my thesis from 1993 in Office 2013!

My bet is on ODF.

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Seagate chances ARM with NAS boxes for the SOHO crowd

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Re: My old 400Mhz ARM QNAP...

Hm, my ancient Iomega StorCenter iX2 gives me 20+ mb/s too

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NASA: ALIENS and NEW EARTHS will be ours inside 20 years

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Re: A quote from Hawking

>What possible resources could we offer intelligent life that could not be found on any of the many rocky exoplanets we've detected nearby - McDonald's?

A workforce!

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Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery

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Pint

would have been better

with playmobile reenacting :(

Beer instead

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Thought PCs were in the toilet? They're STILL eating Apple's lunch

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Re: That's because

I wanted an Asus or a Sony but the Macbook Air was cheaper, so I got the Mac :)

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Dammit, Foxconn: Where's our 1 MILLION-strong robot ARMY?

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Pint

So they are just good enough for what Foxconn makes for HP, Dell and others then?

Beer, because even Holsten Pilsener is as good or better than real ale given the price!

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F1? No, it's Formula E as electric racing cars hit the track

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Pint

What I like most in Formula E is that they change cars midrace when the batteries are down :)

Imagine a caravanserai every 50 miles where you can change cars instead of recharging batteries ....

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Firefighters deliver trapped student from GIANT GERMAN LADYPARTS

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Re: What puzzles me ...

It's in germany, different culture and all of that. A sculpture of a gun is a problem here.

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Skype to become 'Star Trek' style real-time translator, says Redmond

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Pint

With Bing Translator?

like that on Facebook?

Beer, because you need it then.

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iPhone-stroker-turned-fandroid sues Apple over iMessage text-slurpery

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Re: Oh FFS

So it can't be fixed with a software update because nobody can be forced to install an update?

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Re: Oh FFS

It does! Even to iPhone Users who are far away from mobile data services, i.e. here in the middle of a small rural village with just over 500.000 inhabitants where Vodafone can't be bothered with mobile data and such :)

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Solaris deposed as US drone-ware, replaced by Linux administration

Volker Hett

Re: Not surprised

traditionally Linux is not a *nix and its pretty new on the market with just a little over two decades ;)

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Re: I've missed something here

Although you can get Linux to near realtime, I don't think the drone itself depends on it, Linux is probably for the backend.

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Re: Death from above

Given enough thrust they'll fly just fine!

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Ancient Fear of, er, a CHEESE-TASTIC title?

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Coat

Let me think ...

an ancient fear and Max von Sydow? Could it be SPECTRE?

Mine's the one with the evil scientist badge.

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Drink me: Adobe pours Flash Player bug squash

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most probably not, first Adobe stopped development for mobile and then Google removed some hooks in its API without which it shouldn't run.

OTOH Firefox 27 das work with the old flash player for Android 4.2, if you really need some security issues on your mobile.

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Reg hack hacked off by iPhone 5 repair notice

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Mushroom

You can't turn it OFF and ON again? We're doomed!

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Is no browser safe? Security bods poke holes in Chrome, Safari, IE, Firefox and earn $1m

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Happy

Yes, but now that it isn't homegrown anymore it's not our fault! :)

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Icahn and I will: Carl's war on eBay goes NUCLEAR over Skype

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Do I get this right?

Icahn invested in the wrong company and didn't earn as much as more clever investors did?

Poor soul!

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Dashboard Siri! Take me to the airport! NO, NOT the RUNWAY! Argh!

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>Google is working on a rival system, but one that doesn't require a phone - all the 'brains' are integrated into the car

And there's the answer. Google is working on it while Apple is delivering.

Microsoft delviers, too, but Ford customers seem somewhat unhappy with the Windows Experience in their cars.

I haven't heard of Intels Tizen for some time, are they still working on it?

QNX looks good to me, especially because car manufacturers have a lot of experience with it.

But providing connectivity to any android phone can be a problem, which android with which extensions and modifications on which hardware? Add Symbian and Windows Phone and we're in trouble.

Me? I don't even own a car anymore :)

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Apple's Windows XP moment: OS X Snow Leopard left to DIE

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Re: 2007 hardware obsolete?

Some of those have 64bit CPUs, but the GMA945 (?) Chipset is limited to 32bit. Otoh, that white Macbook I bought in April 2006 is now best described as "genuine vintage" with all its scratches, dents and missing keyboard caps.

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Volker Hett

Six year old hardware runs fine with Mavericks, I should know, I'm typing on a seven year old Macbook Pro at the moment.

So people with even older hardware are stuck. OTOH, my 8 year old white Macbook runs (or better crawls) Windows 7. The Intel Chipset is limited to 2GB RAM and let's not talk about the graphics card :(

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Apple Mac Pro: It's a death star, not a nappy bin, OK?

Volker Hett

Re: Dell service

Apple can't even touch Dell Service. I know, I have both :) and HP and IBM servers at customer sites.

My MBP 15" late 2009 workhorse has been to a certified repair shop several times while under Apple Care, I had to bring it there wait two weeks and pick it up again :(

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Re: £1040 for an extra 52gb of ram???

Kingston DDR3 ECC 1866MHz KTA-MP318/16G close to 200 Euros each, you need 4 of those. So you can save some on Memory.

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Google's SECRET contracts: Android lock-in REVEALED!

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It's about the Android brand, isn't it?

As far as I understood the german report at heise.de, you have to install certain google apps at certain places to use the Android brand and logo.

Does Amazon use the Android logo?

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For Windows guest - KVM or XEN and which distro for host?

Volker Hett

I recommend windows as host, too. Add some SSDs to the setup and use ISCSI for your btrfs needs in a Linux guest.

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Hands up if you have one good reason to port enterprise apps to ARM

Volker Hett

We ported from whatever-it-was-hp-had-in-the-micro-xe to Risc and then to x86, why not to ARM?

With VMWares arguments we'd still be running that old HP-3000!

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MAC TO THE FUTURE: 30 years of hindsight and smart-arsery

Volker Hett

Re: Nobody remembers Bill Gates saved Apple

They use BSD in form of BSDlite and older FreeBSD userland. It was OpenBSD who needed 20.000 for its electricity bill.

One of the NeXt boxes was at CERN and one Tim Berners-Lee developed something totally irrelevant on it.

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Microsoft seeks patent for blade server chassis

Volker Hett

Makes sense!

It's in our building, it runs our software, we're the biggest technology company, must be ours!

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Eight EXCELLENT languages for the fondleslab-friendly Intranet of Thingies

Volker Hett

Re: The answer is "JavaScript"...

Yes, the answer is C++, but I forgot the question :)

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Romanian Bitcoin baron 'stumps up $20k to keep OpenBSD's lights on'

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They are somewhat entangled.

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SPAM supposedly spotted leaving the fridge

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Coat

Patch Tuesday in the kitchen? The Horror!

Patches for your phone, tablet, laptop, PC, TV, microwave, blender, fridge, dishwasher, hairdryer, car, bicycle, razor and much more.

That'll be a very busy patch tuesday!

Mine's the one with paper and pencil in the pocket for when my fridge refuses to mail my shopping list.

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Rosetta comet chaser due to wake up for final rendezvous on Monday

Volker Hett

Re: Harpoons, eh?

and we may call him Ismael :)

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Descartes might disagree with the christian part in this. Galileo probably too and I'm unsure about Da Vinci, he had some protection from the christians when he made his dissections.

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Coca Cola slurps millions of MAC addresses

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when we're at it

pass a law against french dressing, or any dressing that is, on salad!

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Coming in 2014: Scary super-soldier exoskeleton suits from the US military

Volker Hett

Re: Any chance...

To me it looks as if they happily do the killing themselves if left alone for some time.

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Microsoft tries to trademark 'Mod' in the US

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The punters are excited

first reactions in the news:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E4znu82XhE

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Kiwi inventor's court win rains on Apple's parade

Volker Hett

My first thought

why the i?

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Thai man reportedly dies clutching his scorched iPhone 4S

Volker Hett

Re: It's all about the money

At least they'll have a more durable CE sticker :)

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Whovians, your Doctor needs you: Take back the Day from One Direction

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Re: Well hello ducky...

I wouldn't mind being trapped in the Tardis but prefer Martha or even Rose over a boy band!

Or beer!

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Coroner suggests cars should block mobile phones

Volker Hett

Re: Yes well...

#2 and #4 are closely related. You have to either educate those who can't drive at a speed they can manage or have physics sort them out.

IMHO getting rid of ESP and such would help in the process ...

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Naughty Flash Player BURIED ALIVE in OS X Mavericks Safari sandbox

Volker Hett

As a long time linux user I know that flash for non MS systems is a mixed bag at best. So I don't use it.

As far as I remember, Adobe claimed lacking support from the linux community for their fine software, looks like Apple, Google and Microsoft sent them real programmers to fix that mess and had to add additional security because it's still broken ...

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Brazil's anti-NSA prez urged to SNATCH keys to the internet from America

Volker Hett

Leaving the DNS root servers under control of a government which can not pay the personal to maintain them seems a bad idea to me.

And to brazils economy, Ms. Rousseffs government is about to cancel an order for 36 F/A-18 Super Hornets and save 4 billion dollars which might be better invested elsewhere in brazil .....

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This depends on which side of the governments weapons you are and how you feel about being "collateral damage"

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500 MEELLION PCs still run Windows XP. How did we get here?

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Wine!

We still rely on financial software from 1995, it even has to be on a path which screams netware :)

Remember .pif files? Yeah, that's it!

So I gave wine a try and I got it to work on my macbook first and CentOS 6 later.

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EU move to standardise phone chargers is bad news for Apple

Volker Hett

And then ...

we will have Micro USB as only solution for the coming decades with lots of adaptors to connect our Galaxy 15 to the USB 5.1 plug in out new Lenovo ThinkPad whatever ...

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Rare gold iPhone 5s goes up against 50 caliber high precision rifle

Volker Hett

Ok, now I want to see him dropping the rifle in water, on dirt and concrete, will it fare better?

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Apple blings up new iMac with latest Intel chips, next-gen Wi-Fi

Volker Hett

Re: New Option

I'm used to that, back from the days when I needed another computer in my Apple ][ to run CP/M :) Later I had to buy HP for MPE and DEC for VMS and IBM for OS400. It'll never change!

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