* Posts by schubb

22 posts • joined 19 Jan 2012

Blizzard faces court battle for 'misleading Diablo III fans'

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FAIL

Re: Its a MMORPG !

Funny, Blizzard seems to know it is NOT an MMO.

http://www.reghardware.com/2012/07/05/blizzard_admits_diablo_3_gets_boring_fast/

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Nexus 7 and Surface: A bonanza for landfill miners

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WTF?

's what happens with locked in content

“after 20 minutes, I've put it back in the box confident I'll never want to touch it again. ”

You could have simply posted "as all my content is locked into iTunes, I cant't access most of it without some work, therefore I don't want to mess with it."

You see I watch Netflix on my tablet, original Xoom(Google experience), I listen to my Amazon music, my Google music, Pandora, etc. I watch youtube videos from the app, play games, read books, draw(loosely using that term), etc. It does everything the iPad does, the issue is not with the device and the ridiculous comment on content proves that. Google play have been out for sometime, offering the same basic content as the iTunes store.

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Resistive Ram cache to make Flash fly, say boffins

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Pint

Re: There are solutions...

Just as a point of clarification, NetApp uses WAFL, Sun has ZFS....same basic idea as the lawsuit would seem to suggest.

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Facebook goes offline, shares stabilise at merely disastrous level

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Record?

"Facebook's share price hit $26.83, a record low for the company" Today is the two week mark...kind of like my son (was 6 at the time) talking about how things were "when he was a little kid."

They don't have a record yet...they have an opening. As bad as the reporting along the lines of "The largest drop since 2009." for whatever doom and gloom is the news du jour.

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Smoke-belching flash drive self-destructs on command

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FAIL

Re: Remote detonation.

Maybe watch the video and learn that it uses a massive over-voltage surge to burn the chips out...hardly explosives.

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The key questions you must ask to save your virty desktop dream

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Facepalm

Re: Wrong questions

Assuming all your desktops and IT are in the same general area, this is absolutely correct. However that is not the case for a great many shops. Sending a thin terminal out to a remote office where the average IT ability is "hit the printer on the side" when it says "add paper", is wonderful.

Send the terminal, plug it in, and you are up and running...

Everyone needs a new package? Well one install, no scheduling, no testing with the 13 models of desktop. Update the master image and everyone is done. No issue with one machine having ATI, one have NVIDIA, one having Intel and, choose one, one doesn't work properly. Now you are in for requisite testing, patching, reinstalling...

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Spy under your car bonnet 'worth billions by 2016'

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Meh

Re: @JetSetJim, was Before anyone says "here comes big brother"...

Now just imagine if you were busy arresting the one tailgating.....what a wonderful world that would be. Being pushed down the road in the slow lane is ABSOLUTELY unacceptable in any country around the world, but seems to be on the rise. Now in the passing lane, the problem shifts to the lead vehicle, tailgating is still stupid, but the cause is in front.

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Did EMC buy Xtremio to fend off NetApp

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Pint

Re: Netapp scale out is not scale out

I would make sure you are talking to a NetApp employee. Whoever you talked to doesn't know that that 8.0 7 mode is scale up, whereas 8.0 C-mode is designed for scale out, and you can run either on the same hardware platform. Try running DART on a Symmetrix or Flair on a datamover...try running a VNX without either of these(Sorry Unisphere does not count, it is a shell that glues up the two, if things go bad there, right back to DART and Navisphere)...VNX is simply Celerra 2.0 and I dreaded dealing with Celerras.

From the ONTAP 8.1 C-mode documenation:

"Each node in the cluster can access the same volumes as any other node in the cluster. The total file-system namespace, which comprises all of the volumes and their resultant paths, is global across the cluster."

You manage one point, not a bunch of individuals...You are describing ONTAP 8.0 7 mode, not cluster mode.

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Java jury finds Google guilty of infringement: Now what?

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Meh

It seems simple...but it never is

Sun did not have issue, therefore Oracle should be out of luck. But then could they say "from the day we bought Sun, Java is no longer available like it was previously"? This is why companies should not waffle, it is open for this, it is not...then there are no problems in the future.

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'Geek' image scares women away from tech industry

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Alert

Re: Cool?

Quite simple..when posting for a job it goes something like this:

Windows administrator Level II

Must have :

DNS, DHCP, Exchange, Sharepoint, SQL, auto repair experience, and television broadcasting license.

Preferred in addition to Must have:

Fluent programming skills in Java, Perl, VB, .NET, C, C++, COBOL, banjo playing skills

Education required:

15 years experience in computer Science, PhD in Computer Science, Masters in amphibian mating rituals preferred.

Pay scale:

See above Windows Administrator Level II, you aren't expecting above £22/hour right?

Yes this is an exaggeration, but it is indicative of idiotic job requirements that employers are posting.

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Crytek: Schemes to strike second-hand games biz 'awesome'

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Re: I'm on their side *ducks*

You cannot be serious?! You actually hold out hope that the price will drop?? Damn that led to a good laugh followed by a "wait, that was serious?"

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WTF?

Missing the mark

I think the simple point he misses is that a console is an appliance. I do not truly install software to it. I run a program from a disk on it. This is a far different thing, than say Windows or Photoshop, and it should be treated differently as such.

Though this is no different than watching a movie in a player of some sort, this will only serve to have the MPAA and RIAA jump in to "protect the artists" even more fervently.

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Hacktivist 'Hardcore Charlie' claims China military hack

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Facepalm

Re: Lukk- I kan spel funny tou.

Had to +1 this...Was wondering if there is actually a message in that dump of wording posted.

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NJ lab claims plasma fusion breakthrough

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Unhappy

Re: Hang on!

Sorry, but no, Eric Lenscherr was Magneto's real name in the movies.

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Happy

Re: Basically, Ketlan ...

Might I just say, thank you very much!

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High school student expelled for dropping F-bomb in tweet

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amazing

Zero tolerance needs to be updated to Zero brains or Zero common sense.

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'This American Life' disowns Apple-bashing blockbuster

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WTF?

No one else does?

Even the Cult of Mac has been able to find out others do, and screwed up in their own article...

http://www.cultofmac.com/151956/apples-the-only-tech-company-allowing-independent-audits-of-factory-conditions/

How many did the author contact to find out about their processes? Appears to be none...

From Microsoft:

" This means Microsoft’s hardware suppliers are required, under terms of our contract, to provide Microsoft and third-party auditors on-site access to each facility for auditing and assessment purposes."

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Cache bang wallop! Huge loads spark NetApp flash crash

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Facepalm

Incorrect info

As a co-worker pointed out "solid-state chips that form a read-write cache" is not correct. Flash Cache is read only, it has no write cache capability.

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Apple using Texas cash to boost US hiring

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really?

Each employee needs to pay ~$5800 in taxes to recoup that kind of money. As Texas has NO income tax, not on interest or dividends either...that is a lot of spending to recoup that kind of money. You are talking ~$116,000 spending at 5% of any other tax rate.

I guarantee they are not paying any type of corporate tax, and probably no real estate tax either for at least 10 years. Walmart/Target/Kohls don't when they move in, Pfizer didn't when they screwed over Connecticut a few years ago. Though Pfizer's level of screwing over taxes was a masterpiece....

I know nothing about UK tax laws, but US laws are more guidelines for those with the money to get special exemptions.

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Hackers claim to have penetrated Foxconn backdoor

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FAIL

Hacktivists?

Wow...that is giving some pretty big leeway. Hacktivists promote righting a wrong, fighting the good fight, not "the hilarity that ensues when..."

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New Fedora boss pushes for the clouds

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Angel

Switched to LXDE

I agree, I switched over to LXDE because of the GNOME 3 switch...

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SOPA is dead. Are you happy now?

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Far from Dead

SOPA and PIPA are very far from dead, PIPA is still being pushed for a 24-Jan vote. SOPA will be quietly rebuilt and relabeled and the House will hope they can sneak it by.

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