* Posts by fishman

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Ford's parallel PARCing: Motor giant tries to craft new tech just like Xerox

fishman

Re: The evil auto box????

" An auto box can last hundreds of thousands of miles with proper servicing - fluid replacement, filters if possible."

Yes, it can last a long time. And it can also fail in less than 50K miles, even with proper servicing. And when they fail, it can cost alot - $3K to $5K.

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Re: "Cars already decide when to change gear for you"

In the US, Subaru dropped the manual transmission option on the Outback.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Southern biscuits and gravy

fishman

Edible

If anyone has problems eating something like this, they should watch the BBC series "Supersizers".

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Time for a brutal TELLY-OFF: Android TV versus Firefox OS

fishman

Re: The thing to remember about Smart TVs...

I've got a Panasonic plasma the same age, and it works great with Amazon Prime with the built in app - no firestick needed.

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Neil Young yanks music from streaming services: 'Worst audio in history'

fishman

Re: He has a point

Back in the mid 1970's I knew fellow students with music systems that were absolute crap. Add in records that were played over and over on cheap turntables, and you end up with music sounding far, far worse.

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Netflix profits plunge, but streamer still plans global domination

fishman

Re: Netflix charges too little

I'd be willing to pay twice Netflix's fee if it gave me access to all of the TV/movie/etc out there.

Netflix has some, Amazon Prime has some, HULU plus has some. I don't want to have to subscribe to multiple services not only due to cost but also I don't want to have to search through multiple catalogues to find what I'm looking for.

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Suse preps for ARM-ageddon: Piles up cans of 64-bit Linux code to feed server world

fishman

Hardware

We had code that was developed on a Cray 2, ported to a Convex, later ported to SGI/MIPS, and finally x64. Each time we found bugs.

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Pluto Pic: Is it a DOG? Is it a HEART? Or is it ... is it ... BIGFOOT?

fishman

Re: Excessive

"You've never owned sighthounds (especially Whippets & Greyhounds). The boys often pee on their front feet."

My male Deerhounds never did that.

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Arrgh! It's Device-a-pocalypse, Gartner yowls: 11 per cent drop foretold

fishman

Innovation slowed

My almost 3 year old Nexus 4 is good enough for everything I use it for. Since I bought it, the newer phones have faster processors, higher resolution screens, and better cameras. But not enough for me to replace the one that's paid for.

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Pan Am Games: Link to our website without permission and we'll sue

fishman

There's a Pan Am Games? - Landing with a thud

Even the people of Toronto don't seem to care.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/world/americas/in-an-apathetic-toronto-the-pan-am-games-land-with-a-thud.html?_r=0

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David Beckham fakes bewilderment to flog mobiles to Yanks. Fakes?

fishman

Beckham who?

In the US, probably 10% of the people know who David Beckham is.

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So much for rainbows, Zuck: Facebook staff still overwhelmingly male and white

fishman

What are the incoming hiring rates?

What is the breakdown of the incoming hires? And if you aren't hiring many people, it would be hard to change the % breakdown of the current employees.

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Subaru Outback Lineartronic: The thinking person’s 4x4

fishman

Roof rack

At least the UK version doesn't have the massive, ugly roofrack that they stuck on the US version.

In areas of the US that get alot of snow Subarus sell like crazy. Some Subaru dealers can barely keep up with the demand for the Outback, Forester, WRX, and Legacy.

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Wake up, sheeple! If you ask Siri about 9/11 it will rat you out to the police!

fishman

@1980s_coder

The shortest distance to turn the disk is 0 in the US - we still have a rotary phone (since it works even when the power is out).

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THEY WANTED OUR WOMEN: Neanderthals lusted after modern humans

fishman

Re: Terminology

<Really, the Atheist PC history revisionists will have us "learning" that Stalin and Hitler were both nice guys, next.>

Hitler was a Catholic.

"I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.." -- Hitler

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MOUNTAIN of unsold retail PCs piling up in Blighty: Situation 'serious'

fishman

What part of short lived bump

It's not surprising what happened - those who worried about the end of XP support would quickly replace the remaining machines, and then the demand would rapidly drop back below what was there before.

We need a "Captain Obvious" type icon.

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fishman

Re: Damn you lucky bastadges.

I buy year old business laptops for home. They're one generation behind, and cost what the consumer grade laptops cost. Plus they came with Win7 enterprise edition.

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Phone scamming up 30 percent last year: Report

fishman

Re: Come on Ofcom

40 years ago, we were getting nuisance phone calls in our college dorm. The phones in our rooms had numbers that were in sequence, so I could hear my neighbors getting calls just before my phone would ring. So when they called, I took a firecracker and lit it, setting it right by the mouthpiece.

The crank phone calls stopped after that.

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Vauxhall VXR8: You know when you've been tangoed

fishman

Chevy SS

This sounds like the Chevy SS - a Holden Commodore with a Corvette V8. It isn't supercharged, so it only has 415 HP.

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Camgirls, crypto currency and beer: The Register tours the Dark Net

fishman

Brilliant

I wish I could have made it.

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Bank: Without software mojo, Android OEMs are doomed to 'implode'

fishman

Windows Phone

Windows Phone (And Windows in general) vendors have even less room to do software innovation than with Android. So all Windows OEMS are doomed to 'implode'.

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Extreme community policing: West Virginia crook pepper-sprays HIMSELF mid-robbery

fishman

Re: What kind of idiot doesn't come prepared?

What kind of idiot doesn't come prepared? Because West Virginia.

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No, really, that 12.9-inch MaxiPad is totally on the way now

fishman

Re: Much like fusion power

"For instance, since the FAA approved Microsoft devices for cockpit use late last year in what used to be a solely Apple domain, practically every contract has gone to Wintel - and primarily to Microsoft Surface based solutions. For instance Lufthansa, BA, Delta, Austrian , etc."

Microsoft likes to have its products used in high profile areas. As an example, Microsoft paid the NFL $400M for Surface to be the official tablet of the NFL. So I wouldn't be surprised if they sold them to the airlines at a substantial discount.

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NSA spying is illegal? Then let's make it law, say Republicans

fishman

Discount Cards

"The NSA doesn't sell data, your grocery store does," he said. "But I don't hear anyone complaining about the grocery store's discount card, because you get a discount."

My grocery store won't throw me in jail for anything I buy in the store.

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Why don't you rent your electronic wireless doorlock, asks man selling doorlocks

fishman

Re: Shirley you mean 10000...

You only have to try the four buttons that have alot of wear on them. So there are 16 possible combinations.

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NASA on track to triple Discover super's grunt

fishman

Re: All that power..

They typically use Message Passing Interface (MPI).

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Nokia on phone return mutterings: They LIIED. We won't be BAAACK

fishman

License the name

By bet is that they will license the Nokia name to some Chinese company, and not be involved beyond that.

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Nokia will be the mobile comeback kid in 2016 – wishful-thinking sources

fishman

Selling the name

I wouldn't be surprised if it really ends up being a Chinese company selling android phones who licenced the Nokia name.

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Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde: Less fun than it should be

fishman

Re: US Alfa?

If that's true, the Alfa Giulietta sedan must be a POS.

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Yelp can protect critics in rough reviews row: Virginia yanks rug from under furious carpet biz

fishman

Re: Just a Stupid Idea

"Professional reviewers, whether SW or Movies or Restaurants or Carpet Cleaners, are the only ones I ever pay any attention to."

Professional reviewers have been known for getting under table deals, or are afraid of offending companies that advertise on their newspaper/magazine/website.

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EU says dominant Google ILLEGALLY FIDDLES search results

fishman

Re: "Convince us you ain't"

"What was said was: We believe this is the way things are. We will investigate, and should it turn out, that we are right - we will take action."

Sounds like George Bush and the weapons of mass destruction. And we all know how that turned out.

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Comcast: Google, we'll see your 1Gbps fiber and DOUBLE IT

fishman

Half truths, etc

1) You will have to deal with Comcast customer support

2) Netflix will still only be a 2 to 2.5 Mbs feed, and will still stall

3) You will get the rated speed only at 3am.

4) Caps.

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Prez Obama cares about STEM so much he just threw $240m of other people's money at it

fishman

It's all BS

All this talk about STEM, the STEM shortage, etc. is a bunch of BS used to justify increases in the H1B program so companies can hire cheaper foreign labor and treat them like near slaves.

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My self-driving cars may lead to human driver ban, says Tesla's Musk

fishman

Re: Not a problem solved

@Nigel Brown:

"Self drive is a solution looking for a problem."

So you don't consider the number of people killed in car accidents a problem?

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Google's chief finance officer quits to go backpacking

fishman

Re: Glum

"Retiring while I can still carry a backpack for long distances would be sweet. So many mountains, and so little time."

I saw too many people who retired due to health reasons, and then died shortly after. Or died while still working. So I retired at 58.

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A gold MacBook with just ONE USB port? Apple, you're DRUNK

fishman

Re: Just like the MacBook Air

The first version of the MacBook Air had one USB port and a separate power adapter.

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OK, they're not ROBOT BUTLERS, but Internet of Home 'Things' are getting smarter

fishman

Just another point of failure

IoT means that there is yet another part of the appliance to break.

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Storm in a K-Cup: My SHAME over the eco-monster I created, says coffee pod inventor

fishman

Re: He's right.

"Who the fuck drinks only ONE cup of coffee anyway?"

I'll brew multiple cups if I know that I'm going to drink one cup after another (I'm the only coffee drinker). I make as much coffee as I will be drinking over the next hour or so.

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Telly behemoths: Does size matter?

fishman

Re: are you sure ?

"I must admit to being very happy with a 42 inch plasma. LCD is 'OK' but all the LCD sets have artefacts or other limits that the plasma does not appear to have."

It's the dark blacks that the plasmas do so well. And that's why shows like Game of Thrones on BD look so amazing on plasma tvs.

Hopefully, when my Panasonic plasma tv dies there will be something out there that will be as good.

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RIP Leonard Nimoy: He lived long and prospered

fishman

Re: Maybe visit Vulcan?

I went to the town of Vulcan homepage - it has a Starfleet insignia at the bottom of the page.

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FCC says cities should be free to run decent ISPs. And Republicans can't stand it

fishman

Re: Opelika spent $7 million over 5 years for 30,000

@Craigness:

"And it will be run by an elected official for political purposes rather then someone who knows what they're doing."

As opposed to being run by executives who only care about maximizing their salaries and "shareholder value".

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Elementary, my dear penguin: It's the second beta of Freya

fishman

Don't forget SUSE.

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Jeb Bush, the man who may lead the US in 2016, dumps Floridians' private data on the web

fishman

Re: I've often wondered

Just remember - GWB's grades at Yale were about the same as Gore & Kerry - his opponents in 2000 and 2004.

Scary, isn't it?

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Death knell for Windows with Bing, licences carved up

fishman

I try Bing every one in a while, and I find that for what I search for it still isn't as good as Google.

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Kanye West: Yo, DNS... Imma let you finish, but this gTLD is one of the best of all time

fishman

Troll

It's pretty obvious that with a name like "Donkey Molestor X" it's just a troll.

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Never mind Samsung, GOOGLE will EAVESDROP as you browse on Chrome

fishman

Windows 10

With Cortana.

Heck, any laptop with a camera and mike is a security threat.

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Linux 3.19 released for your computing pleasure

fishman

Re: Good enough - ship it

If you waited to get all the obscure bugs out, it would never get released.

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Samsung snub sends Qualcomm into a spin over Snapdragon 810

fishman

Re: Think of it another way...

Small Volvo marine diesels are made by Perkins, using a Kubota engine block.

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PEAK WINDOWS 7 may well be behind us

fishman

Re: Or perhaps

I bought a refurbished HP business laptop a few months ago in part due to its running Windows 7 instead of Windows 8.

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IBM jobs axe: 'The cuts have STARTED and are spreading' sigh staff

fishman

Re: Cringely has what now??? "that Forbes made up?"

Someone posting as an AC running damage control. Not surprised.

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