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Seagate brings out 6TB HDD, did not need NO STEENKIN' SHINGLES

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This is all very nice but...

...BRING BACK QUANTUM BIGFOOT. What's that? 'No one makes 5.25 inch drive bays any more', they will if Bigfoot comes back.

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Whitehall and Microsoft thrashing out 1-year NHS WinXP lifeline

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Someone needs to get sacked for this fiasco.

Not bonuses and trebles all round.

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MPs urge UK.gov to use 1950s obscenity law to stifle online stiffies

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Re: 1950s obscenity law to stifle online stiffies

This is exactly what is planned. The 'internet' WILL stop at the twelve mile limit. To get on the British web you'll need to apply for permission, fill in the forms, and, crucially, pay the fee. The fee will be trivial on introduction, so you won't be able to say 'It's too much', then, when the principle is established it will go up every year. In other words a back door tax.

There are many existing examples. We all know about cars and alcohol, but there are many more hidden from the public because they are industry specific.

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Speaking as an M.P. I think the plebs should have to have a doctors note to look at smut.

I will be checking the smut to see what the plebs should be protected from of course.

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What have Cherie Blair, Jonathan Porritt and El Reg's mobile desk got in common?

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No-one cares what Cherie Booth QC thinks now.

Guess why.

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Help a hack: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit?

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Why tie these people into the MicroSoft symbiosis.

Isn't now the ideal time to look at alternatives? There are a number of low-cost, low-bandwidth solutions, take DVDs with a few of those.

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Win XP holdouts storm eBay and licence brokers, hiss: Give us all your Windows 7

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2014 is the year of Linux on thr desktop...

... at least in my business.

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GFI LanGuard 2014: Go on. Find my weaknesses and point them out

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And the price is?

The GFI web site is suspiciously silent on the matter.

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Straight to 8: London's Met Police hatches Win XP escape plan

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Government departments surprised by arrival of April 2014.

It's sad really. These people don't even own a calendar.

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Plusnet shunts blame for dodgy DNS traffic onto customers' routers

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I'm not quite clear why Plusnet is being tied in with this.

It's nothing to do with them.

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Seagate links hands with German BOSS, stomps its BigFoot

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This is all very well, but what about bringing back the original Bigfoot drive?

The Quantum Bigfoot was 5.25 inch format. It was large, both physically and more importantly in storage capacity, slow, reliable and cheap. Whatsnottolike?

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Distro diaspora: Four flavours of Ubuntu unpacked

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Re: Minty

I've got to agree, Mint XFCE 32 bit has proved a very satisfactory replacement for XP on our, err, period, hardware here at work.

I tried Ubuntu in various flavours first, but found them lacking in one way or another. Mint has worked for us, maybe others about to leave Microsoft should give it a try.

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Windows XP market share GROWS AGAIN, outstrips Win 8.1 surge

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XPocalypse soon.

Tin foil hats all round. Don't panic, don't panic. I'm assuming we've all moved on, but HAVE OUR BANKS?

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Microsoft asks pals to help KILL UK gov's Open Document Format dream

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Strongly urge everyone to let the Cainet Office know their views.

Tell them what you think. Otherwise they'll only hear from you-know-who.

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Seagate's LaCie touts a 25TB (not a typo) box o' disks for your DESK

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Q: How many of these will be a primary, unbacked up, data store?

A: Almost all.

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HP claims ProLiant server audits to stop 'competitive misuse'

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HP think they are in a dominant position because of trouble at Dell and IBM...

I guess they feel that Dell and IBM will fall in line. My feeling is that the generic server biz is in a race to the bottom. My money is on Dell. Time will tell.

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Googorola's Dennis Woodside shuffles over to Dropbox

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Fantastic news!

He'll fix the fiasco that is 'The Dropbox Android client'. He's bound to, he's a genius.

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WD My Cloud EX4 four-bay NAS

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Re: Comparison with "real" servers

Linux (etc) might not work out-of-the-box as a NAS, but there are many preconfigured solutions that do. Best known are FreeNas and its fork Nas4Free. Try them out, you might be pleasantly surprised.

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Proprietary NAS? I don't think so.

A friend had an expensive Cisco unit. The PSU failed. 'Oh, sorry we don't make that model any more'. The unit was scrap. And just to add insult to injury she had to pay an 'expert' to recover the data.

Contrast that with using a generic PC and one of the many NAS OS systems, Nas4Free etc. Broken PSU? Get one on the high street. Data recovery? No problem the discs are in standard OS formats.

I suggested that to my friend when her Cisco system crapped out. Her reply? 'Oh no, that's too difficult. And besides we want a system that comes with support'. I didn't laugh out loud, but I wanted to. (Just to clarify, the Cisco system was NOT under a support contract. I guess if it was a nice man from Cisco would have come and fixed the issue.)

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2e2 debt recovery specialist finds... £2,000 in six months

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Administrators work hard to recover as much money as possible...

... then work out how to pay it to themselves.

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You’re NOT fired: The story of Amstrad’s amazing CPC 464

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I got the CPC 664 and discovered CP/M...

... then I got the 8512 and used CP/M to run dBase II. Then I got a PC and used the MS DOS port of dBase II, then moved to dBase III, then dBXL, then the SCO port of FoxPro under SCO Xenix ( 4MB of memory, good for six users!), then MicroSoft (!) FoxPro Xenix, which I STILL USE TODAY. So hurrah for AMS, he might be a grumpy waste of space today but he did some good stuff in the past.

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Incantations used to summon Magic Quadrants revealed

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Gartner?

Why not just ignore their press releases?

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STRIPPED DOWN and EXPOSED: Business kit from the good old days

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Key to the safe? Any locksmith will tell you that the original is lost and the spare is...

... in the safe. Doh!

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Hipster SDN firewalls can gentrify hypervisor slums

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'Gartner' ...

... oh dear.

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fWHoaR! Trick-cyclists crack eternal mystery of WHAT WOMEN WANT in a man

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Deep down women are...

... shallow. (Actually I think that's one of Dorothy Parker's)

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Dell reveals 'proof-of-concept' ARM microserver

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Never mind Google and Amazon, I want one.

And I want it now. And fanless. And cheap. But with ECC memory. Get busy Michael.

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Yahoo! Mail! users! change! your! passwords! NOW!

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My Yahoo account has no news of this in it.

Password changed anyway.

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It's big, it's expensive and it's an audiophile's dream: The Sonos Sub

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Dream? Nightmare more like.

Proper speakers on proper wire please. Less is more.

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MP 'shocked' at failures 'at the top' of the BBC over epic DMI tech fail

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Clueless asshat shocked and appalled by other clueless asshats.

In other news 'Pope shits in woods'.

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AMD tries to kickstart ARM-for-servers ecosystem

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This is fantastic news...

... Expect cheap(er) Xeons any time soon in an attempt to kill this at birth.

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GP surgeries MUST DO BETTER on data handling, says ICO

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This problem and others like are caused by one central factor...

... the NHS is run by the government. They are the customer, patients are an inconvenient side issue.

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Behold the world's first full-colour 3D printer

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A 3D printed cycle helmet?

Not on me any time soon.

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Gmail falls offline, rest of Google struggles on: NO! Not error code 93!

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A downvote? Really?

Microsoft astroturfers at work.

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Office 365 Microsoft's fastest growing business, ever - Microsoft

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Office 365?

Haha, I tried it when some plonker at Barclaycard sent me a form to fill in, in Office 2013 format. Guess what, it wouldn't open the form correctly, I had to download a trial of Office 2013. Genius.

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The future of storage: disk-based or just discombobulated?

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Re: 3.5" drives

That's a bloody good question. Come back Quantum Bigfoot drives, large platters spinning slightly slower, cooler running, better space utilisation, cheaper per TB, what's not to like?

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FreeBSD 10.0 lands, targets VMs and laptops

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Reg, I am disappoint.

The negative tone for this report is undeserved. Worse, it's not even funny. No doubt Beastfans will be along shortly to chastise you about the 'desktop' comment, so I won't bother. You'll also be hearing about most of the worlds intertube sewage passing through the alimentary canal of The Beast. Also all the other stuff.

Serves you right.

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Crippling server 'leccy bill risks sinking OpenBSD Foundation

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I don't (knowingly) use OpenBSD myself but I'm definitely sending them a few quid.

It's good to know they are around, just in case I need something like that. I suggest others do the same.

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Let Google's tentacles fondle your mobile's web downloads and Chrome will put the data on a diet

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Not just Opera Mini...

... regular Opera has had Opera Turbo for years. It's a very useful facility. It can give you an insight into all kinds of things.

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You're fired: Lord Sugar offloads faded PC builder Viglen to XMA

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Alan Sugar...

... You're fired!

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Low power WON'T bag ARM the server crown. So here's how to upset Intel

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ARM in the data centre is a certainty unless Intel can find a way to kill it.

Greater flexibility and low power together with not being Intel will guarantee success unless Intel can kill it at birth with massive cost undercutting. Expect to see cheap Xeons soon.

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Virgin Media spanked by ad watchdog over 'in your neighbourhood' fibs

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Something to do with R. Branson Esq. involving bare faced lies?

Shurley shum mishtake.

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Bill Gates is once again the richest man on Earth

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"Look on my work, ye Mighty and despair"

"...boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away"

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Ho, ho, HOLY CR*P, ebuyer! Etailer rates staff on returns REJECTED

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Returns? To Ebuyer? Hahahahahahahahahahah

A Kafkaesque nightmare.

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World+dog: Network level filters block LEGIT sex ed sites. Ofcom: Meh

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What I expect to happen..

... is that the next child killer will be found to have child abuse images on his (or her !?) computer obtained in spite of these 'filters'. The press will falsely conclude that the child involved would have been all right if not for the internet, and our leaders will conclude that 'something must be done' . They will try stricter censorship, which will later also be deemed to have failed, leaving the way open for an official white-list of sites we are allowed to see. A small charge will be brought in to get on the list. In due course this charge will rise inexorably.

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Hey Linux newbie: If you've never had a taste, try perfect Petra ... mmm, smells like Mint 16

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Re: Also Mint 16 XFCE incoming.

Take it for a spin via the live DVD. Costs nothing. You never know, you might like it.

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Also Mint 16 XFCE incoming.

The RC is here: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2516

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I KNOW how to SAVE Microsoft. Give Windows 8 away for FREE – analyst

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Re: This is nonsense of the highest order.

Estimates vary of course but Mr. Google tells me that about 349 million PCs were shipped in 2012. Each one had a copy of Windows at a cost of $40-50 dollars each. I make that around 14 to 17 BEEELION dollars.

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This is nonsense of the highest order.

It would invite another spanking from the EU trade commission and it would put a huge hole in MS income from OEM sales.

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Microsoft tarts up software licensing to fend off 'a few clicks and a credit card' rivals

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I'm making it simpler in my business...

... by replacing all the Microsoft stuff with open source equivalents.

Elsewhere someone rebuked me for suggesting this kind of thing. 'Sticking with MS is cheaper' they said. 'No rewriting' they said. 'No staff training' they said. Keep telling yourselves that, MS customers, every time this sort of thing comes around.

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Lantern lights the way to web freedom for Great Firewall prisoners

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Re: The funding will soon be withdrawn

Even the US government aren't stupid enough to create a surveillance resistant network that they can't easily spy on themselves again.

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