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4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch

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Tag line...

... "Get 4k'd"

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Celeb nudie iCloud pervs hatched photo-slurping Flappy Bird plot

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Ground breaking journalism here by John Leyden...

... Some people didn't get hacked by a 'hacker ring' that might have been one bloke, who didn't do anything. Hold the front page!

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Video: Dyson unveils ROBOTIC TANK that hoovers while you're out

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... so the same as the Electrolux Trilobite then...

... that died the death - I'm guessing this will too. Anyone remember the Dyson washing machine?

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

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It's a long way down the high street to the chemists.

I'm not popping round to our neighbours in Persues-Pisces any time soon.

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YES, I have ridden the UNICORN: The Ubuntu Utopic unicorn

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Re: why?

>Linux isn't, never was, and despite the work of Gnome et al, never will be

>a drop-in replacement for Windows.

It is for me and my business. (Mint 17 XFCE user here. Vee satisfied.)

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Mate is an ADVANTAGE of Linux Mint but not the reason to move...

.. The reason to move is that Canonical has lost the plot, whereas Mint gets it.

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BOFH: The current value of our IT ASSets? Minus eleventy-seven...

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Re: This is actually true...

Busted!

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This is actually true...

... I've been putting Travis Bickle, on a form I have to use, for YEARS. NO ONE has commented.

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Nuke regulator hacked three times in three years

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Hahahahahah....

""The NRC's computers cannot affect US nuclear power plant operations – the plants' safety and control systems are physically isolated and have no Internet connectivity," Burnell wrote on the NRC website."

Tell that to the management at Nantaz in Iran.

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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The real problem is they've forgotten what it was like under the thumb of MS.

I'm SHOCKED that it has taken MS so long, to bring Munich back. It would never have taken that long under Bill. He'd have spent the money required straight away.

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SpiderOak says you'll know it's secure because a little bird told you

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An American judge will decide that...

... 'not saying everything is OK' is THE SAME as say 'We have turned over you stuff to the NSA'.

Is their encryption supplied by the NIST? Well guess what?

If you want stuff to stay out of the hands of Uncle Sam don't place it on the intertubes!

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Microsoft: Just what the world needs – a $25 Nokia dumbphone

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This is a very odd thing for MS to do.

I suppose it is a left over from the aquisition of the Nokia phone department, like the X phones. Still, it would be amusing if it was a huge success. Also like the X phones.

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Gartner's Special Report: Should you believe the hype?

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I think I speak for most people here when I say...

"No one cares what Gartner has been paid to say"

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Stephen Hawking biopic: Big on romance, not so much with the science?

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It won't be better than the BBC version. Ben does an awesome Stephen.

Oh look, here it is now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PNd1rldj0k

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DIME for your TOP SECRET thoughts? Son of Snowden's crypto-chatter client here soon

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Re: One Tip...

Kittun Mail.

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Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE

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Can't get good wiffy in Leeds?

It must be the Leeds in Kent, because in the one in Yorkshire it's difficult to walk around because of the strength of the free wiffy.

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London cops cuff 20-year-old man for unblocking blocked websites

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Clearly, PC Plod have failed to listen to Princess Leia...

... 'The more you whack the mole, the more moles there are' or something.

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Not a load of Tosh: 5TB 'surveillance drive' from Toshiba hits shelves

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Anyone considering buying a Toshiba drive would do well to review their warranty...

which for my new drive was effectively 'none'. Shop elsewhere or live to regret it.

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Speak your brains on SIGNAL-FREE mobile comms

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I don't know much about this tech, but i do like their...

.. pants, deluxe.

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AWS hell no: Can Microsoft Azure sales beat Amazon's cloud?

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Re: Stifel Nicholaus?

A Google search soon finds relationships between MicroSoft and Stifel. For instance: http://www.stifel.com/investor-relations/board-of-directors/michael-w-brown

I think that tells you all you need to know about Stifel.

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Stifel Nicholaus?

Here's what the Securities and Exchange Commission had to say about them: "and the firm hid the risks “through a series of falsehoods and misrepresentations." "

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Integrate? Moi? Amazon’s first API-free service should open up

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... and expect the service to be shut down when it doesn't take over the world in two years...

... and imagine the grief you'll get from the others that you persuaded to use the service?

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UK government officially adopts Open Document Format

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There's less MS astroturfing in the comments than I expected.

Well, a bit less anyway. Perhaps it's due to the wholesale conversion of El Reg. to a MS promotional vehicle?

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Financial wizardess joins Apple board, air of coolness noticeably diminishes

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I'm guessing she's there because of the fiasco that is...

... Beats.

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UK gov rushes through emergency law on data retention

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Re: No problem for me then !

"Can someone actually provide a detailed definition of "dangerous indiviual"."

"Any person not in a continuously vegetative state."

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

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I liked the Windows 2000 interface...

... so I changed to Linux Mint XFCE. I'm much happier now, with A LOT less support to do. Think about it.

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Oh SNAP! Old-school '80s Unix hack to smack OSX, iOS, Red Hat?

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I'm saying Microsoft FUD....

... and ironically they were the inventors of 'Not a bug, a feature.'

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Microsoft compliance police to NHS: We want your money

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What is wrong with getting software from someone else?

It's not like there are no alternatives. As for the 'It doesn't work the same' argument, surely that has been taken care of by Windows 8 and Office 2012. In fact Linux Mint seems to work almost the same as Xp and Libre Office seems a lot more like Office used to be that the current version.

I'm only guessing but I feel the answer is that the people responsible for purchasing have some sort of relationship with MS?

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Wi-Fi WarKitteh and DDoS Dog to stalk Defcon 22

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Relying on cats to do things...

... is an exercise in futility.

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Gartner deploys new converged-systems quadragon rankings

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Another Gartner press release?

Really? Is it a slow news day does Gartner Know Something?

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Israel develops wireless-malware-injection-by-smartmobe tool

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Re: Sowing confusion

Err, no,radar was invented by a German, Hulsmeyer, based on the work of Hertz of Hertz fame.

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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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