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40 posts • joined 15 Dec 2011

Third of iPad owners want smaller slabs

Tankboy
Mushroom

Let the fanboi flaming commence!

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Amazon: Time for a new Kindle Fire, this one's sold out

Tankboy
Happy

Identity crisis

The Fire is good for what it's supposed to be: an E-Reader. Works great for that. A tablet, the Fire is not, although it really want's to be. Amazon would do well to have the next generation figure out what it want's to be when it grows up.

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Not a Cloud in my holiday sky

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FAIL

Hmmm....

An IT journalist that doesn't have a decent laptop. Your credibility is shot. Further, you couldn't get your workload sorted out before heading out for vacation? Should have filed this clap-trap under EPIC FAIL.

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US Navy uncloaks stealthy underwater solar cells

Tankboy
FAIL

Hmmm....

Seeing as how useful the United States Naval Submarine Service has been in the last 11+ years of ground conflict, and how successful they have been in thwarting at-sea piracy... I think I can see where there might be some budget cuts in the future...

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Microsoft forbids class actions in new Windows licence

Tankboy
Linux

What's next?

Car catches on fire? Oops, sorry, you signed on the dotted line, we're not responsible. How on earth can M$ get away with this fuckery?

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Mars rover Opportunity spots WALL-E in crater ramble

Tankboy
Pint

Very proud

Made in the USA.

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SpaceX does what it HASN'T done before: Dragon in close ISS flyby

Tankboy
Pint

Well done.

Nice to see a private company literally putting their own money where their mouth is.

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Windows XP update fails in infinite .NET patch loop

Tankboy
Linux

Interesting...

Is it a marketing ploy to get people to upgrade? It wasn't broken, but M$ just had to fix it.

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Apple scrubs dirty iCloud data centre with second solar wash

Tankboy
Childcatcher

Probably cheaper than using kids to shovel coal...

Then again, it's Apple. They'll get around those pesky anti-slavery laws somehow.

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SpaceX Dragon chokes at the last second

Tankboy
FAIL

Hmm.

Probably running some form of Windows.

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Senator probes NASA airfield deal for Google's jets

Tankboy
FAIL

And yet they wonder...

Why big companies send their facilities offshore. He's just pandering to the right-wing base in Iowa, but it will likely come to nothing.

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US dope farmer in Walmart rattlesnake chomp shock

Tankboy
Pint

Snakes at the Walmart. Why hasn't Hollywood thought of this?

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Game goes titsup in Australia

Tankboy
Mushroom

Re: Englican or Ameriglish?

Smart people can sort it out.

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UK milk wastage = 20,000 cars = actually completely unimportant

Tankboy
Meh

You lost me

At Paul McCartney. He has a dog in this fight? Christ on a crutch...

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Amazon Web Services gets into the events business

Tankboy
Childcatcher

What happens in Vegas...

Hookers and blow all around!!! That will keep them distracted.

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Billion-dollar high-tech ghost town to run itself without humans

Tankboy
Pint

Couldn't have picked a better place.

If they were looking for remote, they got it right. Not to mention it has not 1 but 2 airports (?), and by all reports from my friends that live in "The Land of Enchantment", they could use the jobs.

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Jolly rogered

Tankboy
Childcatcher

"If there was a government backed program to educate parents on how to monitor their own kids on the interwebs then I am all for it..."

Sadly, that won't happen. Too many mouth-breathers.

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Tankboy
Childcatcher

Please!

Think of the children! I thought the US was bad about being a so-called "Nanny State"... Sounds like you folks in the UK have your mothers looking over your shoulder while you surf the internet. Let me know how that works out for you.

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Symantec- where next

Tankboy
Linux

People still use this shite?

Oh dear. Maybe for a very small business, as for me, I don't like software playing nanny. A task in which Symantec excels.

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CISPA passes House of Representatives vote

Tankboy
Childcatcher

Why?

What is this fuckery? Next they'll try to say that it defends against cyber-terrorism. That'll do the trick.

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Zynga shares wobble as biz bleeds $85.4m in Q1

Tankboy
FAIL

Used to be fun...

But it seems as though all the Zynga games are more like work than play. One thing that really put me off was I bought my wife $20 gift card, thinking that she could use it on multiple games. Wrong. Good luck Zynga. Maybe if your games didn't require constant feeding with our hard earned cash, and having to add total strangers as friends to get new things, you'd might be doing slightly better.

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Microsoft guns for web sales biz in piracy crackdown

Tankboy
Pirate

Good luck with that...

I doubt even mighty Micro$oft can bring down the Great Wall with a trifling $1,000,000 lawsuit. Better off building an update that crashes non-registered versions. I'm sure the kids at Redmond are well trained in that art.

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Cameron 'to change his mind' on the one thing he got right in Defence

Tankboy
FAIL

Boondoggle

Politics aside, the JSF is going to be a White Elephant, regardless of what flavor it comes in. A S/VTOL, supersonic, stealth, carrier aircraft?

I can't possibly imagine what could go wrong with that.

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TITANIC 'UNLIKELY' TO SINK AGAIN, says prof - apparently

Tankboy
Trollface

Yeah

But they were Irish. They'll make more.

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Whisky IN SPAAAAACE: Zero-G Scotch is matured aboard the ISS

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This Just In

NASA reports that early attempts to make "Moon Shine" on the ISS were successful, they are continuing research into other spirits with the help of scientists from Scotland.

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US government service improves after virus takes out email

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Thumb Up

Kickin' it Old School

That's what I like to see. Don't sit and whine about the system being down, use what does work and keep the mission going. Albeit somewhat slower...

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Arizona bill makes it illegal to 'annoy or offend' online

Tankboy
Facepalm

I wonder...

What old Sheriff Joke will do if this travesty actually becomes law? He tends to annoy and offend (and threaten) people on a daily basis.

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Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

Tankboy
Go

I think...

One of the most important things that makes the WORST movie is how much money was wasted in "polishing the turd".

As for me, I voted for "Snakes on a Plane". Imagine sitting in the production meeting, and people actually agreeing to that premise. Although, perhaps there should be a separate category for movies that involve the most improbable scenarios on an aircraft.

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Commodore outs Linux-running Amiga Mini desktop

Tankboy
Pint

Re: Could have had it all

As late as 2000, the US Army was still using the Commodore for weapons training (Weaponeer). The kids didn't know what to make of having to put a cartridge in the back...

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Yahoo! Facebook! litigation! trips! patent! trigger!

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Thumb Up

Death throes

Just feeding on their own. Good.

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AOL: No plans to bin instant messager

Tankboy
Stop

Like a cockroach

AOL just won't die. I didn't think that anyone still used iM, at least among my grown-up friends. That's why they have phones. To call people.

Just for laughs, it would be EPIC if Yahoo! bought them out.

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Workers can't escape Windows 8 Metro - Microsoft COO

Tankboy
Holmes

Oh dear...

Windows 8 is going to suck loudly if they're already trying to sell it. Who are they kidding? They did the same thing with ME (remember that?) and followed up with Vista (if a software company has to offer downgrades...), and then instead of improving a product that is perfectly serviceable, they announce that there will be no more support for XP. Suck it Micro$oft. My Linux is working just fine.

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CIOs on the scrapheap - The Register wants your input for vox pop article

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Re: CIO - Essential role

"the advent of cloud (which is really nothing more than a distributed data centre!)" is spot-on. I'm not really sure why everyone is knocking themselves out to put their collective data "in the cloud", there are a lot more options that can be kept in-house. Just because it's the "NEWEST BEST THING EVER!!!" doesn't mean it's all that good.

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Death to Office or to Windows - choose wisely, Microsoft

Tankboy
Stop

Is this what it's come to?

Sounding the death knell of Micro$oft? Thank you Captain Obvious, because I would have never imagined such a thing could have possibly transpired.

Tool.

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Judges retire to consider Assange’s last chance on extradition

Tankboy
Linux

Hmmm.

Innocent people don't normally fight extradition.

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Verisign admits 2010 hack attack, mum on what was nicked

Tankboy
Stop

Smells like...

Smells like bullshit. If a company is in the business of security (such as it is on the interwebs), they should know full well when they've been hacked/attacked.

They likely knew about that when it happened but covered it up to keep selling their brand of internet snake oil.

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Steerable bullet aims for mass army deployment

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Thumb Down

Why?

Those idiots at DARPA dismiss "Joe Snuffy" as being at best incompetent, at worst some country bumpkin that wandered into the recruiting station and managed to spell his first name correctly. I know for fact that the most efficient way to dispose of bad guys is a lot of direct fire, bluntly applied.

If the assholes at the top grew a pair of balls and started prosecuting the war as it was intended, there would be no need for some "magic bullet".

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DIY virtual machines: Rigging up at home

Tankboy
Happy

Windows 98!!! My stepfather whines and cries and shakes his fist in the air because he had to upgrade to XP. I don't know how you're making it work, but well played sir. Well played.

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Microsoft's master stroke: Pay store staff per WinPhone sold

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Thumb Down

Nothing to see here, move along

You've "Jumped the Shark". On the plus side, this is one more thing that I don't need to read.

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Google promises 0.001 of revenue to free the slaves

Tankboy
Black Helicopters

Well then

That's mighty white of them.

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