* Posts by MyBackDoor

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US Congress seeks small claims track for copyright claims

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$89 dollar holocaust coat.

Hey look, I want my $89 now! Oh, you ripped me off for more than that, well I can't afford to defend myself.

As usual, have fun storming the castle!

United States of Business

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Everything at Apple Watch is awesome, insists Tim Cook

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Re: Just because sales have tanked

You both are right.

I don't think they lost money on it though, they have profited some.

Apple appears to of, I've got to say it,... peaked. I honestly believe that now, or even worse, Apple has hit their own version of Vista. I'll expect to see their 7 soon, but Apple appears that their 8/8.1 is coming. We all know what's next...

If Microsoft is sunk and Apple is sinking, what do we think wil...wait!...wait for it...

2017: Linux on the desktop!!

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Privacy is theft! Dave Eggers' big-screen takedown of Google and Facebook emerges

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After reading the article, I look down and saw...

Sponsored: Customer Identity and Access Management

Nice!

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Microsoft boffins think VR visions will rival drugs by 2027

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Re: lastly, CLI dead ?

The terminal is dead? No wonder it raises the dead for me ... kill -9 zombies

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Apple Watch sales go over a cliff: Down 2.8 meellion per quarter in a year

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Re: "if watch-makers can crack productivity, they're in with a show"

"...at this time."

Exactly the settling factor on why nobody buys them, at this time.

The only thing a watch should do besides the typical is display simple text and project a interactive holographic display 3x3 feet wide into thin air. So "...at this time" you are absoutely correct.

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Canada asks citizens: How would you like us to spy on you?

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Re: Straw Man

I understand, but even if you don't care about your privacy from your government....

"Naughty in a good way - that's different... "

How long until that's not different for any reason to your government? I truely understand what you , mean, but as long as you keep giving, you'll always be asked for more. Governments aren't charities, they won't wait for your kind donations. Governments are stalking carnivores of self preservation by design, not by good will.

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Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube team to ID terror content

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Re: Labour Supporters, Peace and Animal Rights Protestors ...

"... are next on the little list."

Now you're next on the list. Now I'm next on the list.

See you at camp.

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Re: Its a front for more sharing of personal info...

It ends when you no longer question. "Social media" is government controlled, no question.

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Hollow, world! Netflix premieres Java in-memory database toolkit

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Re: And in related news...

True, but of course it is only for select titles, select formats and of course select hardware. As someone who has been paying for a netflix account for 11 years, there are *better* ways to do as you describe that just make more sense.

Thanks for this reminder though, as it appears Netflix is going back to how it was in 2005'ish, almost identically (even down to the local cache). Scratch that, literally going back to the same setup...that's strange in today's world.

Xbox360 owners might remember how all those early 720p files were ripped off the xfat partition and uploaded to the net (local file, local cache, local license).

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Soon to come non-standard .xml...?

A bunch of hoopla for "It's going on your back" or "We're getting cheap" or "Hello 1998.xml". I'm thinking Netflix wants YOU to meta the tags for them, just how Google had you "contribute" to Maps. That or they are just getting cheaper and charging more (most likely).

Anyways, I'd vote for .xml being there is already a DTD to validate against. As an added bonus, there is _MANY_MANY_ tag systems besides this "Hollow" that have been using .xml for meta for nearly 20 years, so that's a serious kick start.

Lastly, has Netfilx really never seen the <meta type="Title">SCAM!</meta> tag before? This sounds like a gimmick to create a standard by breaking all standards to do so...in the name of profit.

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Why your gigabit broadband lags like hell – blame Intel's chipset

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Re: From the original article

Windowz 10 rulez yo' ma'ma.doc!

Clippy out...

Word!

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Sigfox IPO? Um, sure! 2017, 2018, whenever, we'll definitely do it

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If VC funding determines your IPO...

...wtf are the chances your scamming cash?

Hey man, listen man...i got this idea mann, listen man, we'll make everythin out of weed man..man..we just need some cash man..

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AWS is coming for UK infrastructure suppliers' lunch – report

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Re: Data Protection?

"In my view, to give any kind of meaningful data protection commitment to UK customers, your company must be incorporated in the UK and your data centre must be at least within the EEA or more likely within the UK."

What to you is a data protection commitment? What you seem to be implying is a little East German.

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Apple blames air for iPhone 6S's narcolepsy

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"It's important to note, this is not a safety issue."

Hello...911...hello...HELP!

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Hackers waste Xbox One, PS4, MacBook, Pixel, with USB zapper

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Re: nearly related

3 pin power sockets in a bus...wifi...WTF? Does this bus travel all hours of the night, because for the $5 I'd move in.

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Re: Not just data lines

I'm not an electronics person, but negative 220 would push the power source back onto itself in full correct? In the USA you could use a -110 right? When I hear negative voltage I think op amp, that's the extent of my knowledge :-/

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Sysadmin figures out dating agency worker lied in his profile

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@Doctor Syntax and whoever....

Be honest, do you know how to type? I'm not trying to be an ass, but, here goes...

People who know how to type don't need to see what they are typing, helps proof check, but it's not required. We see the visual in our head, and it just comes out, we actually don't even think about it. I not only type passwords and variable names with caps lock, but see this WTF...I just hit caps lock twice. See This...I only hit shift. What about this OK? That was caps followed by a shift, then caps release (of course both letters were on the same side of the keyboard, so using caps wasn't efficient, should of held shift...I strayed from the purists course long ago, I blame that on Coca-Cola).

What you may not realize is that hitting only one Capital letter requires no flag to memory, it comes as a muscle memory. Caps lock itself doesn't leave much of a flag in my mind anymore, but knowing I don't want to see consecutive capital letters over and over keeps the presence of caps lock alive in my mind (this is hard to explain, either you get it or don't).

There has to be a lot of people here at this forum that were trained to type and do it well. I *think* they would all agree on the above, it's sort of just the way it is. Requiring the shift key for password entry is a slap in the face to those of us that do know how to type because 2 or more consecutive capitals happen frequently. Again though, don't forget I've mentioned that the shift only system makes sense because the vast, vast majority of people were not trained to type (It seems to be a dying art...even choir :-P "Can you type this for me, it has to be done before I can go home and you can type" ... "...Sure?" :-(.

*2 or more because most of us are just trained to do that. Technically it shouldn't be any faster or slower to use the shift key twice, so this really depends on training. Although, most are probably taught to use caps lock for 2 or more. But, holding shift for something like the 2 letters of OK is better and usually taught.

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"Requiring the shift key for upper case means that the user knows when they're typing upper case"

For beaver typers. If you actually know how to type, caps lock throws a flag in your mind when you see consecutive capitals. Seems like the aystem is designed for people who can't type, which makes sense (unless you do know how to type, then it's a pain and cause errors).oo

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Exclusive: Team Trump's net neutrality guru talks to El Reg

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Re: This Google obsession is getting old

The editors state that Google took control of the government. That wasn't in passing, that was pronounced in a statement. Now is that anti-Google or pro-Google. That's up to you to decide.

As for me, she is a politician, she is a liar. So for me, everything she said is scribble PR that fills journals for the sake of a pay check...means shit (especially since Trump isn't even in office yet).

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Sh... IoT just got real: Mirai botnet attacks targeting multiple ISPs

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Re: Lawyers!

Yeh. I read it as... "With our crap security in place..."

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American supremacy, space, liability, funding, openness – AI gurus lay it all out to US senators

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I don't think it can be stopped. The correct approach to AI,

which is unkown to me and apparently everyone, doesn't cost millions or billions or whatever companies and governments advertise. So in time someone will find it, most likely on accident. What puzzles me is the apparent belief that true AI will be digital and not analog and organic.

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Europol cop took terror dossier home, flashed it to the web accidentally

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Re: Security?

Well, considering that you really mean is keys to ISPs to redirect anyones web traffic, I'd say a flash drive is high tech overkill How about printing them on a Christmas card...

"Santa Baby,... a platinum mine."

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SHIFT + F10, Linux gets you Windows 10's cleartext BitLocker key

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Re: Whole-disk encryption is silly anyway

If your "evil maid" shows up, it's too late. The only time she comes around is when you have given her a home in the environment ,and to do that, you've already decrypted the environment.

If you need to encrypt an entire disk, you really just need better plain old directory/partition management, it's just that simple. Of course this is easy to say for a UNIX user, but as mentioned, Microsoft users are stuck with file management thoughts like "Why the fuck is it there?" or "Where the hell did it go?" or "It looks like a directory, so why isn't it?"

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Congrats America, you can now safely slag off who you like online

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Re: Most unusual

It's very reasonable, but Congress here isn't Congress everywhere.

The closest thing I know of to a "honest" review site is TrustPilot out of Denmark. But even they have their paid advert quirks (although I'm not sure how influential their paid options are). This act won't affect TrustPilot, so if TrustPilot becomes the top duckduckgo result for reviews, this act won't help.

The god awful resellerratings.com really, really did me in on putting merit into a review site. I don't think anything can bring me back to putting any merit into any review anywhere unless it is a 3/5 star review from someone who uploaded mspaint product pictures. Strangely enough, the mspaint photos with the red pencil drawn ALL OVER the place actually lets me know they cared, go figure.

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UK's new Snoopers' Charter just passed an encryption backdoor law by the backdoor

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Re: Well...

"It does give some "hope" to those here in the States"

Think about the spy games here in the USA played out 24/7. I might retract my above post because this article might be trolling or missing something. This article makes it sound like, well... Imagine you added a locked door on your house that read "VALUABLES INSIDE: THIEVES ONLY!" Well, at least you locked the door... An invisible, unadvertised, secret door on the othet hand (USA)...

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Re: Well...

"I dont believe this paw would last long here in the states."

It will never pass here in the states, too many spy games. Our gov already spies on us, but to put it into law is nuts. Maybe the law was passed over there for some grand purpose, but how long until they go to get a drivers license and a online check is ran to prove you haven't driven without a license? Tweet: "Just drove down to get my license!! I'm free now!!"...oops, maybe the opposite. It's not beyond realistic that this new law will get out of hand. In fact, considering how all governments work, it will probably be much worse i.e. "Online Security Tax: .85%".

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Canadian cops cuff 11-year-old lad after Grand Theft Auto gets real

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Bigger picture...

The USA has a lot of weapons to protect North America because Mexico isn't strong enough yet (their defense is rapidly growing). With this responsibility, there will be senseless casualties. I'm not sure if the world understands the 1st world land hold the USA is responsible for. Of course maybe the rest of the world would like the North American continent defended by... Canada ?

Don't forget what happened to England in WWII and why England called the USA for help. Many might not like us here in the USA, but we will ultimately answer your call (of course for a price, the true English way).

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"Thankfully Canada is a more civilized place,.."

Anyone still wondering why only Canada takes Canada seriously?

The kid pulling over then speeding away had to involve an audible VROOOOOM!! This image got me good.

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Microsoft's Neon project to redesign Windows for nerd goggles – reports

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It's almost if Microsoft does it, it fails. I hope something comes from it to help VR, but this is still wearable tech, which rose and fell almost overnight. I'm not so certain Microsoft products have a longer longevity.

VR without wearables is what we want, someone get on that.

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Three certainties in life: Death, taxes and the speed of light – wait no, maybe not that last one

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Re: Creates more problems than it solves?

I can solve problems.

Slow it down, speed it up, slow it down, speed it up, slow it.... does light friction exist? This tech. ("light") would work great as a scroll saw in my wood shop. At the gym, could I just increase the speed of my personal light to make it look like I'm doing a hard workout or at least slow the light of everyone else? Also, it would be nice to slow the light of internet ads, tweets and likes to 0mph if possible. How about markup? <light speed="0">You'll never see this</light>

The future looks bright for this "light" tech., I keep an eye out for solutions.

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Re: Faster computers?

"...if we can recreate the conditions for a negative vacuum (on a nano scale) it would enable FTL photonics today tomorrow."

What is the point of FTL when we've slowed light slower than my '89 Honda?

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WordPress auto-update server had flaw allowing anyone to add anything to websites worldwide

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Re: And in related news...

Sadly, it could be possible. I haven't seen a shared host or "Website Builder" in the last 10 years that didn't give it as an option. But, Wordpress might mimick AOL in this number. If Wordpress is enabled but you never use it, that 1 lone URL with Wordpress might be counted toward the percentage. After all, if you use google once on your site, your site uses Google (regardless of how realistic the usage is).

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FYI: The FBI is being awfully evasive about its fresh cyber-spy powers

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Re: As opposed to...

...privacy.

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Thankstaking

Well, since they will have it down to 1 warrant, I'm confident they'll have it down to zero warrants in a few years.

Sad that the Thanksgiving news today doesn't seem that much different than it did 500 years ago, being that there is still no restraint for the blind persecution that lies ahead.

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Windows cmd.exe deposed by PowerShell

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Re: ksh or nothing, thank heavens for cygwin

"The problem is exactly..."

So, the environments overhead? Kind of makes you think that the problem isn't Powershell, but maybe the OS being used...

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Re: ksh or nothing, thank heavens for cygwin

"The idea that passing unstructured text around is the best solution for anything is just bizarre."

Not really. Well, really really not really for Windows CMD.exe. Let me explain...

We all know BASH can't handle binary data due to how Unix/C handles null. However, there is all kinds of tools available to BASH to take care of that processing. With Windows CMD, these tools are extremely limited or they just do not exist. Honestly, besides copy /b, what else does CMD have available to it for binary data?

Objects aside, even the simplest things in BASH are extremely cumbersome in Windows CMD. For instance, null terminated lines! In BASH you'll just use a tool like 'find' and have all lines null terminated. In Windows CMD, good luck!

Is Powershell a upgrade to CMD.exe? Absolutely. Is Powershell the best alternative? No, I think it never has been. Truthfully in my opinion, with so many shells and languages today that are better than Powershell, I can't help to think that advertising CMD's replacement with Powershell as a struggling effort to win BACK people who have already have been accustomed to many OS's that are not Windows.

First things I have done returning to Windows for _SOLELY_ running Photoshop...

1. Enable Hyper V

2. Install Docker

3. Forgetting Windows for anything other than Photoshop.

P.S. If anyone knows how to run 10-bit color for usage in Photoshop that does NOT require running Windows as the host OS, please, please let me know! I've tried all the popular VM's and other virtualizers out there without luck. Being I'm not a "VM" guy, I'm hoping there is a way to NOT virtualize GPU hardware but still virtualize everything else...or something...anything.

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Microsoft just got its Linux Foundation platinum card, becomes top level member

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Re: Great news!

"...embracing Linux"

Linux didn't set out to destroy any 1 OS, it set out to provide a free alternative (RedHat sort of mutated that). Now what part of that has Microsofy embraced? Embrace like a loan shark.

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FCC wants a word with AT&T about that zero-rated DirecTV streaming

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Re: This won't matter

I'll up vote you for spreading the idea that net neutrality is not of interest. I personally don't see how it exists at all with or without law. It's cool and all that people are to believe it makes a difference, but where has it?

I think the Verizon/Yahoo deal removes neutrality from providers and search engines, just as Google and Motorola did. Let's say for a fact I'm 100% wrong there, can you even mention 1 major deal that "Net Neutrality" has stopped? I can only give examples of where "Net Neutrality" has stopped nothing for monopolization, not a single one where it has helped competition. So maybe its entire concept is just a pony show for the common consumer. Sort of similar to that mythical citizens arrest.

Seriously, I hope I'm not sounding negative because that is not what I want. Just...what has Net Neutrality helped competition? Name something...anything.

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Mark Zuckerberg is dead – Facebook confirmed

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Sold Veteran's Day

Sadly Facebook doesn't understand that 1 click restoration of memory isn't a living option for peoples emotions in the real world.

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The hated Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will soon be dead. Yay?

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The only good thing he CLAIMS to be doing. Don't forget....

"We're gonna build that wall."

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Re: China and TTIP

"...and it would also be a club that if you are not part of it"

So like politicians then? I completely agree with you BTW, 100%. Supposedly the name of the deal will change, not the deal it self, that can still be "massaged". But, would you expect anything less in today's world?

About Canada: I'm glad Canadians are so caring about Canadians when it comes to global commerce. This leaves the rest of the world to sort out the real issues without having to worry about Canada. Don't worry Canada, we got this (as usual)!

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Re: Pardon?

There's more than just that in this article that screams detached. I'm extremely certain this entire article was written by an intern at lower wages.There's so much more wrong in this article than just your quote regarding the reality of my country's business model. For instance "...slanted readings of the text.". As if U.S. politicians and businesses can read any other way.

But, at least the author still appears to have hope for the textbook example of how the world is working. I'm not sure about that reality, but at least there is some hope in it (which sadly I'm all dried up on).

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Sony: Get out Comedy Central, MTV – we've built a wall around Vue, the greatest wall ever

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"other" viewer.

Who really cares about TV today unless it is for the children (who probably watch too much, but whatever), I mean really care enough? There is "other" means for adults to watch TV, which every day I mind the "other" means less and less because of greedy situations this article describes. Nickelodeon is being removed and probably will not be substituted by anything half as good. But at least the white collar adults will have NBA TV...

And people wonder why "other" means of acquisition just makes more and more sense. Tell you this, children who like watching Nickelodeon on ps4 are now softened to the future acceptance of "other" means thanks to these types of switch-a-roo financial schemes. Loose 10,000 viewers today to ensure you loose 1,000,000 tomorrow.

NOTE: I'm only classifying my viewing habits as "other" because that is the name of the category my viewing habits fall under in the Nielsen ratings.

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AWS: We're gonna make mobile apps great again with Lambda functions

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Lambda your API

Failing to see how lambda is being used to describe this. A function that creates another function can be written as 2 functions, without the need for lambda (regardless of convenience). So AWS users cannot currently use 2 functions instead of one? But, that seems to be a whole different matter considering how Amazon is describing the use of "Lambda" here. This doesn't seem to have anything at all to do with the actual coding practices, just a work around for their limited model/API or possibly a little more "freedom" from the Amazon collar servers or... a new API to increase client load.

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Trump's taxing problem: The end of 'affordable' iPhones

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"So surely you can just hire your native workers if you want to?"

Who is the YOU in that sentence? I know it's not in the 99% of the work force.

Call me a grinch, but I don't see anything changing in the futur.e. It's too late to pretend it's going to "turn around", capitalism is now corrupt. The "it" here is any sensible living for the future of the masses.

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Sega MegaDrive/Genesis lives again, in Brazil!

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Re: Original size

"plus USB the controllers for PC/phone use aswell"

plus Genesis the iPhone for headphone use aswell.

If you really take a look at the Genesis's design, it's pretty slick. I'm thinking about putting an itx mobo in it, turning the cart loader into a phone charger and calling the modern PC done and dealt.

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RIP EarthLink, 1994–2016: From AOL killer to regional ISP's attic

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Was it an ISP? I have heard the name but, I have never known a single person to use it. In 1999 I was using excite@home primarily. For dial up it was either Juno, NetZero or even BlueLight. I remember all the earthlink e-mail addresses of course, but never met anyone that actually used it (until this article, I thought it was a free e-mail service :-/). Which makes me wonder how this company still exists, let alone worth a billion dollars.

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Gaming is not as addictive

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Re: Lines are blurring

I agree. My tin foil hat is receiving signals that gambling in video games is so abused that any report stating that gaming is not addictive is a paid report by the gambling industry (indirectly or otherwise). There are no laws requiring waivers of video game gambling by minors or adults like there are for casinos. Not yet at least.

Call of Dooty: Infinite CashFair

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Arch Linux: In a world of polish, DIY never felt so good

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Re: How odd

I read this... "Touting the expertise needed as a bonus for a Linux distro ? Since when was that necessary, or even useful ?"

as this... "...expertise needed...Since when was that...useful ?"

Anyways don't be fooled here, ArchLinux isn't as far down as finger rolling the daemons and drivers as it once was. It just projects a feeling of using Debian 4 or RH 5. But even that I'll have to pass on at my age.

I make WinTin users look like cutting edge Bladerunners. I'm so old that if I have to take my hand off my chin and trackball to type...well I'm going to have to finish this thought later.

P.S. Hand to god. I'm posting this from a WinTin machine that keeps disabling my entire ethernet controller every time I activate my VPN...so you may never read this.

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