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Supercomputing speed growth hits 'historical low' in new TOP500 list

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Old

Wasn't this announced last week?

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Rap chap tapped for $3 BEELLION: Apple buys Dr Dre's Beats

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Excellent sub-head

I definitely didn't forget anything about Dre. But I'm jolly impressed with your Dre based knowledge.

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Oracle releases 'lite' virtual Big Data appliance

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Re: Oracle

You get used to that after a while.

I like the shift into componentized systems generally though. Seems to make the whole world an easier place and I really need that right now. Just wish I could find someone to agree with me....

And yes, I know eggs in one basket etc. But again, you get used to that after a while.

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Security guru Bruce Schneier to leave employer BT

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writing for you

He's the best, you should sign him up at all costs.

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We flew our man Jack Clark into Facebook's desert DATA TOMB. This is what he saw

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Mmm

I love a nice datacentre. And I very much like the ideas around power consumption, I've got some tough targets to hit.

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Cannabis can CURE CANCER - cheaply and without getting you high

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Re: @Mephistro (Like? (@ Justicesays))

Or the silent 'w' in anchor.

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Expert chat: The end of Windows XP and IE6

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Re: Why can't I register for this?

You don't really need to register, just add your email and it'll give you a reminder.

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Microsoft defends Azure with two-factor auth security

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Good

I'm not sure why everyone is downplaying this, it's good news - apart from the extra charge. 2FA should be standard.

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London schoolboy cuffed for BIGGEST DDOS ATTACK IN HISTORY

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24hrs later

Why do you keep getting stories so long after everyone else. This was on the BBC last night and in every newspaper this morning. I can see you have an office in London, so its not like you're not exposed to this.

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Nasty Flash advert

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Yes, a miserly effort

From O2, you'd think they'd know better.

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Compact Cassette supremo Lou Ottens talks to El Reg

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Great stuff

I'm loving that, feeling all nostalgic now. Good work.

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Buy a household 3D printer, it'll pay for itself in MONTHS!

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Re: Twin blades shave you better?

Brilliant.

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Jokes of no more than 2 lines

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How does Bob Marley like his donuts?

With jam in.

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LEO, the British computer that roared

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How splendid

I'm really looking forward to this. Well done.

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Time to get your hands on Hyper-V 3.0: Let's do this

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I've got 10 of my team watching this, I hope it's good!

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Does a cloud have to be public, or can it be private?

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Re: 4.6 hours for heavy users

Comments like this are fine if you explain your creds for making them. Otherwise they're just noise.

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Oracle, SAP under attack: How cloud upstarts steal their lunch

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Re: Race to the crappiest GUI

I too will second the salesforce comments, I'm told Dynamics is lovely but haven't got the time to explore.

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Attention large Linux workloads

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Re: Shouldn't this be.......

You should watch it before criticising, I tend to find The Registers webcasts very useful, for either me or my staff.

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CIOs: Are you your CEO's business partner or their gimp?

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Excellent

I hope this is the first of many.

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Rackspace gobbles Exceptional Cloud Services for Redis smarts

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What is Rackspace going to look like....

In just 3yrs? They're clearly gunning to be some sort of supercharged service provider. But I'll be fascinated to see if they make it, where its aspirations take it and who might speculate a buy-out en route.

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Swedish linguists nix new word after row with Google

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Re: what's swedish for bollocks ?

I don't think it's acceptable under any circumstances to thank Hale and Pace for anything.

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TransLattice 3.0 dreams of multi-cloud nirvana

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Oracle

Might I ask why Oracle declined to comment?

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Virty giant VMware drags upstart Hortonworks to court over 'unfair practices'

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Nice piece

Typically bad headline. What is 'Virty'?

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200 million office workers gagging for a... Microsoft Surface?

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I'm pretty sure The Register used to do this years ago, top 5 comments as a headline. Then they moved them all off the page.

Nice to have them back in my view. A blast from the past, and a welcome one.

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Antivirus update broke our interwebs, howl Win XP users

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They all stink, but...

....it's good that Kaspersky actually responded to the article, in a timely fashion and, said sorry.

So many companies, and their miserable PR outfits, still think they live in the analogue world. Digital moves faster than most PRs can think, let alone respond.

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Life after Cisco: I've got 99 problems but a switch ain't one

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Happy

The best headline...

I've ever read.

Jay-Z should do a guest appearance at your office to pat you on the back for that. Seriously.

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Help us out here: What's the POINT of Microsoft Office 2013?

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Libre / Google

I know we're all techies of some level here, give or take, but I think it does a dis-service to our skill set, knowledge and experience to suggest Google and Libre are viable alternatives.

I know there are cases where they can be great and very useful, but they are edge cases - bubbles, islands, intra-company tools. And just not viable for supporting business and commerce on any scale.

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So: 6,500 Win 8 laptops later, how are BT's field engineers coping?

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Very good indeed

That was very interesting. It's nice to find out if and how Win 8 is being used.

I have reservations, like most people. It certainly looks and feels like a jumbled effort. But still, nice to get the word from the street - instead of the usual straight up trashing.

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LIVE TODAY: Windows 8 licensing - Speak your brains, believe your eyes

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Re: Another day, another win 8 hater story on the reg

It hardly seems like a Win 8 'hater' story, as you incorrectly label it.

It seems to be a fairly serious opportunity to get some information on Windows 8 licensing. If it needs labeling beyond it's headline, as you seem to insist, that would be closer to a Win 8 'lover' story, surely.

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This week's BBC MELTDOWN: Savile puppet haunts kids' TV

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yawn

Is this The Register?

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Record numbers of you are reading this headline right now

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Splendid

Excellent work indeed. I shall continue to educate my, and other people's, staff with the wisdom you publish. I shan't rest till you 1Billion readers. Then the world may be a better place at last.

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Is this possibly the worst broadband in the world?

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Re: Reg hack uses site to raise beef with BT?

You miserable ass.

It's clearly not attempting to escalate anything, it's relaying a story. That, in case you were unaware, is what the media does for its audiences. Try some TV later, you might spot some.

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Panasonic pitches Ultra HD 4K x 2K monster tablet

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Do the right thing

Spike Lee

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Microsoft burgled, only the APPLE iPADS stolen - cops confirm

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BYOD

Good to see Microsoft supporting the principles it touts.

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Drobo B1200i: The heavy-duty array even your mum could use

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Back off

Trevor, you write some nice stuff sometimes. But your comment handling is sometimes off target. This is one of those occasions. When you re-visit this page in a month or two, I feel sure you'll agree.

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Prepare to greet the data centre of 2023

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Re: 5/10

I think it might just be you, although I don't disagree with you as it happens. Mind, it starts getting clunky in that language when you're talking about Oracle or SAP implementations.

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Search engines we have known ... before Google crushed them

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AltaVista Desktop search

I'm fairly sure they were the first to deliver a desktop search that was usable too. I relied on it for years, till it sank with the rest of its efforts.

Yahoo had it's moment of glory too. You could probably argue, well maybe, that it was ahead of its time with its API's. Shame it forgot about sharing it's innovations, like Amazon do nowadays, it could have been ahead of the pack.

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OMG: RIM adds VoIP to its stealth social network

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Excellent Naughty by Nature reference

Well done Andrew. Not quite where I expected such a reference. But i for one was jolly pleased.

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Stallman: Ubuntu spyware makes it JUST AS BAD as Windows

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Re: @Mike Hock

You expect the highest standard from a commentor. Yet you, an apparently regular contributor, throws name calling into the mix. High standards indeed.

I fear you require a mirror Mr Pott.

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WTF

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Megaphone

WTF is the etiquette for a dropped phone call

I'm talking about when the network/phone lets you down, rather than your greasy palms.

The etiquette in my view is that the original caller calls back.

But so so so so often, both parties get caught in a loop - of vmail and engaged tones - as they both frantically attempt to redo the call.

How do we get some agreed etiquette and then have it adopted?

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Re: Its "Application" not "App.", ETC

Sage words ranting man. But maybe a few too many to tackle. I'm gonna try another one...

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mhoneywell

Thanks

Thanks Nelbert, that was both interesting and helpful.

I'm not a complainer of the fact that I have to point my remotes, incidentally, I was just amazed that it was still necessary.

Thanks again for your help, it's appreciated.

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The latest tech firm to be accused of tax dodging: Microsoft

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Stop

STOP

Surely, if we step back, we can see that the problem here is really quite simple:

- Regulation globally is ill equipped to contend with modern business practices. That was as true ten years ago when, I think, Soros said the world needed to get on top of this problem, as it is today.

So we're just getting caught up in the Government, and its media mouth pieces, posturing and distracting the public from the real economic problems by pointing at these 'unethical' firms, raping and pillaging their land.

I don't approve, but I think it's a sorry effort to complain since we opted into capitalism when we last voted.

In case you'd forgotten, capitalism isn't big on ethics. Look around.

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HP PC chief: Microsoft's Surface is 'KLUDGEY'. There, I said it

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Go Balmer

It irks me to say it, but Balmer's right. iPhone is too expensive and Android is like the wlld west. The Surface is too expensive too. And I'm as yet unqualified to talk about Kludgeyness.

That said, if I were Bradley I wouldn't be criticising MS, or anyone else. HP more than any tech firm out there needs all of the allies it can get at the moment.

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Lawyer sues Microsoft rather than slot an SD card into his Surface

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Re: What a load of crap.

Well, yawn, the example you give is not relevant. But if it was it would be perfect.

It does, "...mention(s) somewhere how much is free...2 , both in the article on Microsoft's site.

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Paying for Windows Server 2012: Worse than using it?

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I'd appreciate the help

Looking forward to it

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Apple axed Brit retail boss for doing his job well - TOO well, perhaps

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Re: Had a little giggle at our US reporters perspective.

Paul Kunert is British and based in the UK

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Why doesn't Apple buy Dyson

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Why doesn't Apple buy Dyson

They both make consumer goods very well.

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Liberator: the untold story of the first British laptop part 1

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Re: Amazing! Thank you very much.

Excellent sentiment Alan. Good to have you here.

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Oracle: Get your Red Hat Linux patches from us, it's easier

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Go Larry. Go Larry.

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