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Apple Fanbois (and girls) already lining up for NEW iPHONE

JustNiz

Re: Only one word comes to mind.

>> That said, new* album comes out next month.

Damn really? cool.

Don't get me wrong, I *love* the old stuff, but I hope the new album won't just be mostly do-overs of from Dark Side of the moon and The Wall again, like they did with the last album (Division Bell). If they are going to do old stuff then they should do the really old stuff, like from Live at Pompeii and the 30 minute surfing sequence on Crystal Voyager.

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JustNiz

Re: Only one word comes to mind.

>> Other people actually buy this kit as a careful, deliberate choice

Not true. Any well-informed person that made a choice not based entirely on fashion would have bought an Android-based device.

On both functionality and price (i.e. the actually important stuff) Apple doesn't have a prayer against Android.

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Apple, FBI: YES we're, er, looking into the NAKED CELEBRITY PICS. Aren't you?

JustNiz

Dont feel sorry they WANT this.

Seriously, what normal person takes naked pictures of themselves anyway? let alone puts them on a network storage service, even if it is meant to be private.

There's only one reason celebs are taking naked pictrures of themselves and putting it where it is likely to get hacked... its because there is no such thing as bad publicity, especially when backed up with fake moral outrage.

Newsflash people: They WANT the pics to get hacked and the media and the more lame-brained amongst us keep feeding right into it.

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IT blokes: would you say that LEWD comment to a man? Then don't say it to a woman

JustNiz

As a male, I find it highly depressing that other males feel its OK to act this way. Or even want to.

I'm guessing from my own long time experience as a geek in the industry that you're either overdramatising this A WHOLE LOT, or you are VERY attractive. If its the former, shame on you.

Assuming then its the latter, you're probably also used to being approached innaropriately by men in every situation, not just at geeky trade shows or whatever, so again shame on you for singling geeks out for public discreditation when in fact its more than likely that geeks aren't really any worse than anyone else.

If indeed you are very attractive, You proably think its tough being you, but I can guarantee it actually has more upsides than downsides. You know, all the extra help and consideration you get from guys when you want/need it? Or the fact that going out for an evening doesn't necessarily mean you need to drive, buy tickets, food, drinks or even take any money? You probably just think they're just "being nice" and would do that for anyone, even other guys, right?

The reality is that society is unfortunately still such that guys are the ones who are expected to work hard and put ourselves, our hearts and the fruits of our hard work out there to find/establish relationships, as most women who normally claim they want equality still conveniently rationalise ways that equality stops at having to actually pay their own way, especially on dates, or even just asking guys out. So, until that gets fixed by equality-driven women actually stepping up and taking on a truly equal role, your gender, especially the more attractive ones, are going to have to deal with all the down sides of (admittedly sometimes clumsily implemented) approaches and all the other benefits you actually get.

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Microsoft cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of Death™

JustNiz

I'm just amazed at how much shit Windows users will continue to put up with, and still not switch to Linux or Apple.

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The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?

JustNiz

Re: Stupid

Sorry but this has to be crap.I completely dont beleive that any modern distro of Linux would or could totally lock up or even fail to boot just because you installed an application.

Unlike Windows, Linux is fundamentally protective of the whole of its system area, and also has package managers that won't let you screw it up.

To experience what you are talking about, you are doing at least one of using a VERY old version of Linux, trying to do something very stupid like force a 32 bit driver into a 64 bit kernel, or are manually messing with the system files, (which made completely unnecessary by the package manager).

Tell me which distro/version and which app you installed on it, and I will verify.

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Re: Well Doh! Haven't people learned by now

>> so we are stuffed with living with their crap.

You're really not. You and every other Windows user really don't have to keep taking this shit.

Its just that for whatever reason, most people choose to remain stubbornly ignorant of, or averse to, moving over to Linux, even though its MUCH more stable, secure, standards-compliant, powerful and logical in its operation than any Microsoft product.

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Meet Solaris 11.2, where SDN means 'Software-Defined Net profit'

JustNiz

Wow... Solaris news...

The thing that most amazed me from this article was that Solaris is actually still around.

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Euro banks warned off Bitcoin as Canada regulates it

JustNiz

>> The EBA says it's identified “more than 70 risks” that apply to ... fiat currencies.

...so that includes the Pound, the Dollar, the Euro and just about every other current national currency then.

Interestingly, Bitcoin is the only one of which actually isn't a fiat currency. Unlike dollars/pounds etc, the maximum number of Bitcoins is finite, governments cant just print more at whim, and they are actually based on something tangible (computational work).

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Windows 7, XP and even Vista GAIN market share again

JustNiz

Bogus stats biassed towards Microsoft.

They are using statcounter which only gets data from what the browser identifies itself as in webpage hits on associated websites.

Apart from the fact that it makes a massive assumption that every type of computer is necessarily hitting the same webpages at the same rate, it is also assuming that the browsers are correctly identifying themseleves, which they are usually (on purpose) avoiding doing.

Many websites serve up different html based on what a browser identifies itself as for compatability reasons. Many browsers identify purposely themselves incorrectly (as internet explorer and windows even if they really aren't) to make sure they get the "standard" website. Consequently browser ID does not actually identify which computer is connecting. Its more used to identify which standard the browser adheres to.

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Alienware says it WILL ship a Steam Machine in 2014 – running Windows

JustNiz

Re: A good move

wow what a windows troll. How much are Microsoft paying you to write this crap?

>> Given the shaky foundations that SteamOS is built on

Linux shaky? lol what are you smoking? especially when compared to windows.

>> (with the very poor support for modern graphics cards, gaming peripherals, video streaming etc)

Where are you getting this from? Its not even close to true. Not only do intel, nVidIa and ATI all make linux drivers that support ALL their graphics hardware (especially the most recent), but many if not most games etc actually run faster/smoother on Linux than windows.

>> it makes perfect sense to move over to an more flexible platform.

Yes it does, thats exactly why most people with an actual clue have already left windows behind.

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Chinese iWatchers: Apple's WRISTPUTERS ALREADY in production

JustNiz

It looks hideously chunky.

What would this do that my phone doesn't already do better?

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OnePlus One equals 'killer' new mobe running CyanogenMod

JustNiz

No SD slot = No Thanks.

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Dorian Nakamoto gets $23,000 payout over Bitcoin invention saga

JustNiz

Dumbasses

Basic common sense clearly eludes these donors. There's only two possible situations. He either really is or really isn't THE Satoshi.

If he is, then he already is one of the richest people on the planet so this money will make less than no difference to him. If he really isn't, then this donation is even more obviously misplaced.

Hey I'm not Satoshi Nakamoto either! Please send bitcoins to me too!.

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Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise

JustNiz

>>> Castrillo* Matajudíos (Castrillo Kill the Jews) will vote on Saturday on whether it's time to change the name of their small hamlet in the province of Burgos to something a little less offensive.

Yeah they should definately drop the Castrillo part. It might offend anyone called Castrillo.

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Entry-level HP SAN array stoops to conquer small biz bods

JustNiz

Can someone please explain what's the difference (if any) between a SAN and NAS?

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China shutters Windows ‘rival’ Red Flag Linux

JustNiz

Dammit

Dammit there goes the long term support for my favourite distro. I think I trust China more than the NSA.

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UK spooks STILL won't release Bletchley Park secrets 70 years on

JustNiz

Re: Irrelevant

Try telling that to the Americans. They are all brainwashed in school and by their media to think that the US single-handedly saved the entire planet.

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

JustNiz

Seems like this must be bullshit research (i.e. hopelessly biassed towards Microsoft).

For one thing Android isn't even mentioned, unless you could seriously believe it is included in Linux's 1.5%.

Their browser study shows ie overall market share is still over 50%, when everyone else is stating its less than 20% for example:

http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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HARD ONES: Three new PC games that are BLOODY DIFFICULT

JustNiz

Really? These all suck. They all look like warmed-over crap from the 8/16 bit days.

Actually scratch that, at least the 8/16-bit guys had the good excuse that they were actually maxxing out their hardware. Given today's hardware I'm sure they'd come up with something much better than this crap.

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Altcoins will DESTROY the IT industry and spawn an infosec NIGHTMARE

JustNiz

GPUs are already not cost effective for Bitcoin mining anymore.

Its ASICs or nothing these days.

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Elderly Bletchley Park volunteer sacked for showing Colossus exhibit to visitors

JustNiz

This is outrageous. That repulsive CEO should be fired immediately, and the job should be given to the amazing Mr. Carroll should he still want it.

Even while standing in the heart of Bletchley, that clueless CEO will never understand the same Britain that Mr. Carroll's own generation fought and died for.

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Hey Linux newbie: If you've never had a taste, try perfect Petra ... mmm, smells like Mint 16

JustNiz

Just tried upgrading to Petra and frustrated to see it still has the same stupid issues from as far back as Mint 14 or so, that prevent the mint installer from running on my laptop so I can't install mint.

The root of the problem is the retarded decision to use the nouveau driver by default even in the install phase. Nouveau is still too immature/buggy to drive my laptop's nvidia GPU properly, so with nouveau, my laptop always locks up solid after about 10 seconds of X firing up. It works flawlessly if Install the proprieatary nVidia driver however I can't easily get to a persistent environment to install that first. Its this sort of stupid shit that will put new users off Linux forever immediately.

When booting from the Petra Iso, the boot menu you can get to by hitting Esc during 10 second countdown to booting a live envioronment no longer even includes the command-line install option, so now you HAVE to run X (and therefore nouveau) to run the installer. What a retarded decision. Noveau might be a nice politically correct idea but in real life it still far from ready for general use. I wish Mint would finally accept that and at least not enable it as the default if you have an nVidia GPU. Even Ubuntu still uses the nVidia binary driver by default, at lest last time I checked.

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Security researcher Cédric 'Sid' Blancher dead at 37

JustNiz

Probably a hook turn

I'm guessing "Low turn" is the maneuver known as a Hook Turn in most English-speaking countries.

It is generally held to be a fucking stupid thing to do, as its a high risk maneuver the only need for which is showing off, and if you get the timing wrong or even if just a gust happens at the wrong time, you are pretty much guaranteed to do potentially serious injury to yourself. In many dropzones performing them is outright banned yet people still persist in doing them and often getting hurt or even killed. If he killed himself doing a fast/low hook turn, sorry but he only had himself to blame.

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PlayStation daddy on new PS4: She's ALL 'PLAY', NO 'Station' this time

JustNiz

Neither for me

I won't buy either as the new generation of consoles ride all over any notion of users rights. I apparently have a longer memory than most sheep-like consumers so won't trust either Microsoft or Sony as they have both demonstrate continuing and systemic policy of abuse with stuff like rootkit scandals and cutting people off from media they already bought whenever they feel like it.

Besides I dont give a flying *uck about social networks or whatever other "value-added" shit they're building in with this generation. Call me strange but I just want a simple box that plays the game I bought, and without becoming some company's bitch to do so.

This new generation's always-watching-me tech, requirements to be always-connected + mandatory ongoing paid subscriptions to Live or PSN, and artificial restrictions on used games can all suck my ass. Even though Microsoft hastily weakened some (but not all) of the most heinous restrictions after so many people spotted them and complained that even they were nervous about upsetting Christmas launch profits, its blindingly obvious that within the next few compulsory firmware updates, the same or worse restrictions be added right back in. And of course Sony won't be far behind as soon as Christmas is over.

I think I'll just keep gaming on my PC which I already own, already has better performance and graphics than the surprisingly and disappointingly low hardware spec of new consoles too.

I am still interested to see what Steam console looks like though, as its basically a standard (user-hackable/expandable) PC and I can't imagine Valve also has the the same customer-rights-insulting mindset as Microsoft and Sony do (at least yet).

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BALLMER TO RETIRE FROM MICROSOFT

JustNiz

"There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time."

Nope, the right time was 13 years ago.

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Reg hack prepares to live off wondergloop Soylent

JustNiz

Costs too much

I wouldnt mind giving it a try but $65 for a weeks worth is Waaay too much.

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Panasonic pitches Ultra HD 4K x 2K monster tablet

JustNiz

Linux instead of Window 8?

I will seriously consider buying this but only if you can install Linux on it instead of Window 8.

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Razer uncages Core i7, GeForce megaslab for hardcore gamers

JustNiz

1366 x 768 is laughable on such a device. I cant beleive they didnt go at least 1920x1080.

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Review: HP ENVY x2 Windows 8 convertible

JustNiz
FAIL

but...

Not interested until it runs something other than Windows 8.

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Baby got .BAT: Old-school malware terrifies Iran with del *.*

JustNiz

Re: Frightened by del *.*?

Windows 8.

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JustNiz

Re: Iran

I can't beleive you actually think Windows encryption is secure.

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JustNiz

Re: Iran

I'm sure the CIA and the NSA are only too happy to pay Microsoft to give Windows to the Iranian government for free.

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Siri sued again as Taiwan uni cries foul over patents

JustNiz

Re: Anyone ever think

Yeah catching them at it is hard as they're pros.

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JustNiz

Re: So, what does a developer without deep pockets do?

Just accept you have no chance, or suffer and die just like Microsoft, Apple and all lhe other big corporates and even the US gov want.

The corps always try and kill all forms of competition.

The US gov just wants everyone to work for someone else rather than be self-employed/entrepreneurial.

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Netflix punters told of privacy change, get 3 months to object

JustNiz

We had our privacy violated and get nothing? not even a sorry and a token free rental? and the lawyers get 2.25 mill and some random other org (probably also started by the lawyers) gets 6.65 mill?.

Way to go, judge.

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Gabe Newell: Windows 8 is a 'catastrophe' for PC biz

JustNiz

Re: If your computer runs Windows 7, it will run Windows 8

I'm not so sure you're right. Doesn't Win 8 mandate secure boot?

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OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB PCI-E SSD

JustNiz

Somewhat frustrating that the article assumes all its readers are only windows users.

How about including some words about compatibility with Linux and other OS's?

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Julian Assange extradition: What's next for WikiLeaker-in-chief?

JustNiz

The US government hates free speech with a passion and always acts against it. Ironically most Americans still truly believe the US is "The Land Of The Free(tm)". Mostly because most of them never go outside the US so are easily convinced by the local propaganda that the rest of the world is far worse.

The US gov are driven to totally destroy the lives of people like Assange and Manning to make an example of them, and prevent others from even considering airing the dirty truth about the US's governments level of corruption. Thats why Manning will inevitably be found guilty on all charges and get maximum sentence, regardless of any legitimate defence he has.

It also seems inevitable to me that the rape accusation was faked up by 2 prostitutes taking CIA money. The USA needed some way to destroy Assange's life, and as he is out of their reach they cant do it directly, so they readily ignored their own laws and engaged in attempted corruption of 2 other country's legal systems without a second thought, to achieve their objective. The US gov is blatantly corrupt to the core so this is second nature to them and hardly surprising.

The disappointing thing is that Swedish gov are so clearly complicit and willing to be the USA's bitches, something I naively thought Sweden would have more independence and moral backbone than to be.

At least the good ol' UK has proved it doesn't bend its knee to the CIA so easliy. As a Brit living in the US that thought warms the cockles of my sentimental heart.

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Star Trek's Scotty boldly goes where he always wanted to

JustNiz

I cant help but think he actually meant he wanted to go into deep space as in not come back. Think voyager rather than skylab.

Sending him into a low earth orbit for a few months to burn up or crash on reentry seems to be making a cheap mockery of what probably was his actual dream.

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Crooks sell skint fanbois potatoes instead of iPhones

JustNiz

You have to wonder

What maroon would hand over 1400 quid without seeing the laptops first?

Seems like he bought a lesson in common sense.

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Pre-Pet Commodore micro up for grabs on eBay

JustNiz
Happy

Mythical tech

What is this strange new "audio cassette" technology the advert speaks of? Where's the paper tape or punched card reader?

Will it be compatible with my new uber-fast 300 baud teletype?

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Nvidia drops veil on game-changing might of VGX

JustNiz

This is how it will go

This demo was obviously running on a LAN, which will not happen in real world application.

By the time you factor in the detail that your ISP only thinks in terms of download speed and not latency, and that internet connections are inherently bursty, and that the image itself will have been lossily compressed to hell so the fine detail will inevitably be lost, the whole experience will never be as good as running the game locally. Think netflix vs local blu-ray, + jitters.

Most consumers are too low-brow to notice quality though, and I fully expect to see a whole new breed of consoles that are effectively just terminal servers fully take over and become the mainstream gaming platform.

Maunfacturers will love the relatively cheap cost of parts compared to making a fully featured console but almost certainly won't pass the savings on to the end-user, as we are already conditioned to pay $399 for a console.

Software houses will love the fact that end users never get an actual copy of the software (so no pirating). I wonder what they will blame low sales on next.

Distributors will love the fact that they can charge users again and again to play the same game.

These 3 groups will drive this to replace all current gaming regardless of the fact that its totally worse for the end-user. The populace will just buy this en-masse because they've been told to by the advertising.

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Microsoft ejects DVD playback from Windows 8

JustNiz

Re: @ myself and Downvoters

>> the irony of doing so in an OS made famous for being Open Free and (GPL) licenced to fuck with restrictions and/or usage policies is very apparent and somewhat hypocritical.

Wow Troll or Microsoft employee, you badly need to check your facts. The GPL is actually CopyLEFT, any "restrictions" would only be perceived as such to organs like Microsoft already looking to impose their own worse restrictions in order to cash-in on others freely donated hard work.

FYI the GPL ensures that all the end-users EXPLICITLY CAN do with it what they like in perpetuity. The only "Usage Policy" is that if they distribute the program with changes, they also include the source code so others can do the same.

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JustNiz

Microsoft are the bitches of Hollywood

Its pretty obvious Hollywood/MPAA are slowly moving to kill off all production and any way of buying or renting movies on actual media entirely. They want to move everyone to a streaming model and make sure you can't even have a local copy (under your control) so they can also charge you up the wazoo.

This is all about Microsoft facilitating the MPAA by trying to make DVDs less popular even at the cost of making the OS less useful for its actual customers/users. Its another perfect example of how Microsoft doesn't give a shit about the little people who buy their products, because they're sure they will keep buying Microsoft regardless, like sheep. And they're right.

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Re: Linux

You sound like a Microsoft stooge. Linux works fine playing DVDs (actually smoother than Windows) unless one or more of these apply:

1) You have really ancient or ghetto hardware (which wouldnt play DVDs under windows either)

2) Youre using a REALLY old version/distro of Linux, like maybe 5+ years old.

3) You didn't install the display driver.

Before you whine about Linux sucking more than Windows because you have to install a driver, please be aware that you have to install display drivers in Windows too.

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JustNiz

Re: "rely on the many quality solutions on the market"

Wait... your'e happy to pay maybe $250 for a Windows 8 upgrade, even though free and better OS's exist (e..g. Linux). But you're not happy to buy a DVD app?

Anyway why did you write "get WinDVD again"? If you already bought it once just use the old one yoiu already have.

Or better yet install VNC which is, again, both better and free.

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US, Euro e-car makers back 'standard' AC/DC jack

JustNiz
FAIL

DC pins

I hope that the cable is actually the supply side and the socket block is whats fitted to the car.

If not there's a big problem.

Given they can be carrying up to 500V at 200A, and that DC tends to weld you to the connector, .the DC pins at the bottom of the socket especially, look way too easily touchable especially for small children's fingers.

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Metallic Glass iPhone 5 to battle pottery Samsung Galaxy S3

JustNiz

I'm not seeing anywhere that liquidmetal can be transparent, so suggestions that the display would be made from it are apparently all from people that keyed on the word 'glass' without doing any actual reading.

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