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High Court: You've made our SH*T list – corked pirate sites double in a day

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No one cares...

... The people who don't use them don't are. The people who do use them know the work-arounds and alternatives. More money wasted by all concerned. Good news for lawyers and BMW dealers though.

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Gates Foundation to insist on Open Access science

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I'm pretty sure the companies Bill has investments in will reap the rewards.

What's good for Bill is good for... Bill.

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We have a winner! Fresh Linux Mint 17.1 – hands down the best

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Re: Mint makes Linux On The Desktop a no-brainer...

Minor clarification - XFCE DE not Cinnamon or Mate. Ideal on oldish, XP vintage, hardware.

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Mint makes Linux On The Desktop a no-brainer...

We, here at work, switched to Mint at the end of XP with LESS ISSUES than those who have moved to Win8/8.1. Windows advocates will say "Oh it's (Mint) more work, you'll be typing thing on the command line all the time. You won't save any money because of the time it (Mint) will consume.". Tosh - Mint uses less support than XP, you actually SAVE time using it.

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Windows Phone will snatch biz No 2 spot from Android – analyst

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Re: slow news day...

Not on my computer. And probably not on yours as well.

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slow news day...

... so barely rewritten PR pieces. Why The Register has to publish this stuff is beyond me. No-one here is fooled by this stuff, for Dog's sake stop treating us like imbeciles!

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Bada-Bing! Mozilla flips Firefox to YAHOO! for search

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So Microsoft then...

"In July 2009, Yahoo signed a deal with Microsoft, the result of which was that Yahoo Search would be powered by Bing. This is now in effect." Quoted from Wickipedia.

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Bible THUMP: Good Book beats Darwin to most influential tome title

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To Kill A Mockingbird

Really?

It's good, but it's no Fat Freddy's Cat compendium. Check out 'Chariot of the Globs', a masterpiece.

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ONE MILLION people already running Windows 10

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Frippery you say...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elTuRy7OhgQ

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Need to switch from Windows Server 2003? Here’s a workshop just for you

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I'm with "jake" up there ^, throw the monkey off your back.

Use something else. Say goodbye to this nonsense forever.

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Get NAS-ty: Reg puts claws to eight four-bay data dumpsters

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Or alternatively...

Get a generic server and use Nas4free. Advantages? Cost; freedom from proprietary formats and parts; great user community. Disadvantages? Well only 'some assembly required' but about the same amount as the unpopulated units.

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Microsoft: Yeah, about that 50% post-Christmas customer price hike...

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"Home-Premium"

Is this version available to businesses? How does the support compare with the support from the other vendor. In other words "Is this a like-for-like comparison?"

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Gah - It's a good deal more complex than 'Look on the website' in my experience. That's why I asked if anyone actually knew.

"Linux costs more to run for almost all uses except web servers.". How does that work? More electricity? More servers? More admins? More hamsters? Extraordinary claims require details. Bald statements are the stuff of astroturfers.

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"Only if your time has no value."

My actual experience... less time is used looking after Linux than looking after Windows, so the time-has-a-value thing works IN FAVOUR of Linux.

"- the supported versions like Redhat and SUSE are more expensive to license!"

Are they? Does anyone here actually know the facts (comparing like-for-like) here?

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What's all the fuss about 'Fuck you Microsoft' etc?

It's not as if there aren't alternatives, some are even free. Linux On The Desktop was two years ago in my business. Linux Mint 17 ftw. I've also got FreeBSD spinning away in the server room. Also free. Get with the program Granddad.

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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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