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Google loads Red Hat Enterprise Linux into its cloud

fishman

Re: Why not go for Centos instead?

While CentOS is essentially the same as RHEL, if everyone went CentOS, Red Hat would go out of business. And then where would CentOS be?

A long time ago I learned that while I love a bargain, if we make too big of a savings the company I am doing business won't survive. And in the long term that is certainly not to my advantage.

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Internet is a TOOL OF SATAN that destroys belief, study claims

fishman

What saved me

What "saved" me was the Usenet newsgroup talk.origins - I lurked there for years, and came to the conclusion that religion was just bull****. This was before the web even existed.

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Satisfy my scroll: El Reg gets claws on Windows 8.1 spring update

fishman

Re: Linux desktop

<<<The Linux desktop is struggling at the moment, thanks to KDE4, Gnome3, the "Unity crack pipe" etc.>>>

KDE4 has been sorted out for a long time now. Even the older version of KDE4 shipped in RHEL6 is ok.

<<<On the other hand, Centos and RHEL won't be able to drive your scanner in the first place.>>>

Never had any problems with CentOS and my scanner.

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Nokia launches Euro ANDROID invasion, quips: 'Microsoft knew what they were buying'

fishman

But these aren't *real* android, since they can't access the Google Play app store.

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Volvo tries to KILL SHOPPING with to-your-car Roam Delivery

fishman

Will stores like it?

The problem with this is that the customer never steps inside the store. And when a customer goes into a store to buy or pick up something, it is an opportunity for the store to sell something else to the customer that they hadn't initially planned on buying.

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Tizen teasing continues as new members join but none pledge devices

fishman

Re: Surely multiple OS choices for one handset would be the answer?

Just like with android, Microsoft will probably go after any company that offers at tizen phone.

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Time Warner merger great for Comcast, but not for anybody else

fishman

Welcome to the Land of The Fee.

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Random car shutdowns force Toyota to recall Prius hybrids - AGAIN

fishman

Re: Sad Prius Driver

<<Happily I traded it for a VW Golf which despite its legendary reliability>>

Needed a new keyboard after reading that.

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Dell staffers head for exit armed with redundo cheques

fishman

The best leave first

Often, when there is voluntary separation, the ones that can get a new job the easiest are the ones to leave - which typically are the best ones.

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Microsoft's new CEO: The technology isn't his problem

fishman

Re: More like a PR relkease then a serious review

<<<Bing has been stuck at < 20 of the market since day one. >>>

It's amazing that it is that low. Considering that it is the default search engine for IE, and most users are too lazy/don't care/can't figure out how to change the search engine in IE, you would think that it would have a much greater market share.

<<<Surface tablets are improving. Only if you look at % of growth (yesterday I had 1 dollar in my pocket, today 2 - does that mean I'm now rich?) and not market share. Based on market share if it was not MS Surface sales would be in the slice of the chart called "other">>>

Surface tablets are at 4.4%, up from 3.4% a year ago. But over half of the sales are from the dumping of the old Surface RT tablets at a massive discount.

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US feds want cars conversing by 2017

fishman

Welcome

I welcome these types of moves - eventually it will lead to self driving cars. I figure that by the time I'm elderly, self driving cars will be well proven and affordable. And I'll be able to get around safely, when otherwise I'd be a danger. Also there would no longer be drunk drivers on the road - they would just be drunk passengers.

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Windows 8.1 becomes world's fourth-most-popular desktop OS

fishman

Re: 8.1 and 8 should be grouped together

Neither was OSX.

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Apple and Samsung STILL in bitchfight over banning ancient mobes

fishman

Re: I wish ...

Of course, the Motorola Atrix had a fingerprint sensor *long* before Apple did.

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What can Microsoft learn from 'discontinued operations' at Nokia?

fishman

Yeah, they seemed to forget that in 2012 WP7 phone sales dropped drastically once the details of WP8 became known.

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Samsung profits deflate after mobile division runs out of puff

fishman

Re: Samsung Board Room

My son had a 3GS - after a year, the battery wasn't lasting very long, and after two years (2 year contract), he had to use an external battery pack.

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Icahn slurps another $500m in Apple shares, demands buyback AGAIN

fishman

Activist investor?

More like Terrorist Investor. Icahn gets ahold of companies, rapes them of their assets, and then walks away rich.

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It was inevitable: Lenovo stumps up $2.3bn for IBM System x server biz

fishman

Re: IBM HW: going out of business?

If the iDataPlex line is going, it will be a nice boost for SGI and Cray.

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Thanks for suggesting eBay should flog PayPal. It's not happening, CEO tells Carl Icahn

fishman

Re: activist?

Asset Stripper? More like Asset Rapist.

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If you reckon Google will never tap into Nest's Wi-Fi thermostats, guess again

fishman

Re: Advertising!

<<<If you can't/won't avoid sharing information, you can at least spread it around a bit so one company doesn't have the full picture. >>>

It doesn't take much for a company to have a good idea about you, so spreading it around means that instead of one company has a "very good" idea about you, three or four may only have a "good" idea about you.

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Reading this headline? You and 9.47 million others

fishman

I remember the Reg when it was sent as an email every two weeks.

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HOT AIR-FILLED Apple fanbois SHUNNED iPad 2 at Xmas

fishman

Re: Wait a minute...

<<<but a lot of sites are running with a source citing that the new Samsung Galaxy S5 will be announced this April with a...... fingerprint scanner...... But, ...but surely that would be BLATANTLY RIPPING OFF APPLE, wouldn't it? >>>

No, Samsung would be ripping off the far older Motorola Atrix.

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Apple-aligned firm opens sapphire glass factory. iPhone 6 rumours, DEPLOY

fishman

Re: sapphire glass scratches ?

Same here - my Seiko watch has sapphire glass, and no scratches. And I'm not gentle - the band and case are heavily scratched.

It's not surprising Apple is doing this - it will get harder and harder to differentiate premium smartphones in the future. At least until the next big thing is figured out.

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Boeing bent over for new probe as 787 batteries vent fluid, start to MELT

fishman

Re: Gifts from the Gods (while walking in the meadows)

My brother in law was an airline mechanic - He called Airbus "Scarebus", and didn't like flying on them.

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Red Hat teams up with community-based RHEL lookalike CentOS

fishman

Re: Sounds like a brilliant move

"Yup, and also - who the fuck do we sue if it goes tits up."

How many companies have been sucessful suing Microsoft or IBM when their products go titsup?

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Microsoft's next CEO: Who it WON'T be – Ford turn-around chief Mulally

fishman

Re: Who Else Won't It Be?

Now we know why Ballmer was throwing them....

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Microsoft tries to trademark 'Mod' in the US

fishman

Back to the 70's

"Mod" was popular back in the 1970's (and probably the 60's, too). Remember the TV show "The Mod Squad"?

When I think of "Mod", I think of Disco and bell bottom pants - things I don't want to relive.

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XBOX ONE and PS4, you'll make us RUN OUT of INTERNET

fishman

Sizes

Compared to streaming a HD movie, a 500MB download is nothing.

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Lead ONTO your pencil: Bill Gates pours cash into graphene condoms

fishman

Dangerous?

The condom would have to be made of graphene and some normal material that is elastic. If an edge of the graphene became exposed, it would give a nasty "papercut" - it could take off your kit in a flash.

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Nokia's phone division burned us so badly we HAD to flog it, says CEO

fishman

Marketshare

While WP may have a marketshare of ~ 10% in some areas, worldwide the marketshare is 3.6% - the same as what Windows Mobile + Windows Phone had a couple of years ago.

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WHAT!? Lenovo THIRD-largest smartmober - Chinese grab local kit

fishman

Re: Perspective

A couple of years ago, the marketshare for Windows Mobile + Windows Phone was around 3.6%. Now that Windows Mobile is gone, Windows Phone has grown in its place to give Microsoft a marketshare of 3.6%.

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SPACE, the FINAL FRONTIER: These are the images of the star probe Cassini

fishman

But it was stated that it was a 20 year mission, to 2017.

2017 - 20 = 1997.

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fishman

"now nine years into its twenty-year mission"

Launched in 1997 - That means that it is in its 16th year.

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Android in FOUR out of 5 new smartphones. How d'ya like dem Apples?

fishman

Microsoft market share not growing?

A couple of years ago, the Windows Mobile + Windows Phone marketshare was 3.6%. Now the Windows Mobile marketshare has died, and Microsoft still only has the same marketshare as before. So the growth of Windows Phone has been at the expense of Windows Mobile.

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Europe, SAVE US! Patriot Act author begs for help to curb NSA spying

fishman

Snowden

Thank you Edward Snowden.

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I want NSA chief's head on a plate for Merkelgate, storms Senator McCain

fishman

Re: How on Earth did McCain choose Palin?

Obama picked Biden as his VP. So McCain figured that he needed to pick a total idiot, too.

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'Burning platform' Elop: I'd SLASH and BURN stuff at Microsoft, TOO

fishman

Re: Bing is the reason for buying the entry level phone business

"Actually Nokia make a profit last quarter, lost peanuts on it's rapidly growing Windows Phone business, and is likely to turn that into a profit on the mobile business alone in Q4 this year..."

You seem to have forgotten that Microsoft has been giving Nokia $1B/year.

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Nokia emerges smothered in red ink, manages to flog cheapo Windows Phones

fishman

Re: Out of pure curiosity...

"Nokia's Devices and Services division, which Microsoft picked up earlier this year, posted a $118m loss, as expected."

And that's including the $250M per quarter payment from Microsoft. Otherwise it would have been a $368M loss.

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Sueballs lobbed at Tosh, Samsung and LG over 'optical disk cartel'

fishman

LG

"As any fule kno, LG Corporation used to be called Lucky Goldstar before it fell victim to the name-abbrev'ing craze of the late 2000s."

I think they changed it to LG so the unwashed masses would not realize that it was the same company that made the crappy Goldstar junk.

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Microsoft: You've got it all WRONG. It's Apple's iPad playing catch-up with our Surface

fishman

Really?

Microsoft makes tablets?

Who Knew?

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Panasonic throws in towel on plasma tellies, preps for BILLION-dollar kick in pants

fishman

Power draw isn't as bad as it used to be. IIRC, a 50" plasma uses around $12. more electricity a year than a similar sized LCD. And the picture is far better.

It's really a shame to see them going. Hopefully mine will last long enough that some new technology will come along and at least equal the Panasonic Plasmas.

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Yahoo! Pays! Paltry! $12.50! Bug! Bounty! For! Nasty! Email! Vuln!

fishman

Stupid

If Yahoo is only going to pay $12.50 for a bug, people who find bugs will just publish the bugs without reporting them to Yahoo first.

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Microsoft: Surface a failure? No, it made us STRONGER

fishman

Re: Intel graphics - hahahahahahahaha, GMA = games my ass

<<Now I've got a laptop with HD4000 graphics which handily beats AMD's equivalently priced integrated graphics.>>

Every graphics benchmark I've seen has the AMD graphics superior to the HD4000.

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Peak Apple: Has ANYONE at all ordered a new iPhone 5c?

fishman

Re: Total lack of story here...

Normally Apple sells the previous years iPhone at a reduced price. They are selling the 5c at the price they would have charged for the 5. And since the 5c is cheaper to make than the 5, their profit margin is higher. I would not be surprised if they make more profit off of each 5c they sell compared to the 5s.

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TWO can play this 64-bit mobile game, says Samsung, crossly

fishman

Re: Forget 64 bit

Motorola had a fingerprint scanner in their Atrix Android phone a couple of years ago.

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Torvalds: 'We're not doing Linux95 … for a few years, at least'

fishman

It's already been done.

Linus already did a Linux 95 - 18 years ago.

http://www.2meta.com/april-fools/1995/Linux-95.html

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iPhone 5S: Fanbois, your prints are safe from the NSA, claim infosec bods

fishman

It's not new.

Motorola sold an Android phone (Atrix) a few years ago with a fingerprint reader on it.

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Google scrambles to block backdoors

fishman

Re: Whose data is it?

Don't forget about the security cameras when you are using the wifi in that shop.

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Peugeot 208 GTi: The original hot hatch makes a comeback

fishman

The engine

That engine has been a nightmare in the MINIs. The turboed MINIs are far less reliable that the non turbo versions.

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Penguins, prepare to get SPACED OUT: Ubuntu 13.10's Mir has docked

fishman

X window system

I use the networking ability of the X Window System all day at work - I use a HPC hundreds of miles away, and I'm using programs like Tecplot, Ensight, editors, etc all day. It's easy to do it with X. So how would Mir change it?

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