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Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?

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Whoops

Well we all know that if COBOL goes wrong it usually all turns to BOLOC's.

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You want an IT course? Welcome to QA Training's Week of Free

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IT Angle

It's now,

Become an MCSE in a week and earn up to £300,000 per year

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Oracle's Larry Ellison has the MOST MASSIVE PACKAGE IN PUBLIC

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Paris Hilton

Re: all that dosh...

Well money won't make this a happy occasion if his package is shrinking. You gotta feel sorry for those women eh!

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Over half of software developers think they'll be millionaires – study

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Angel

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Over half of software developers think they'll be millionaires

The other half want to be like John McAfee.

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Gnome Foundation runs out of cash

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Re: Gnome Foundation runs out of cash

Perhaps they should write songs ala Bowie,

Ha ha ha, hee hee hee

I'm not a laughing Gnome and I'm out of money

Said the (NOT) laughing Gnome...

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Laughing Gnome

Whats the difference between Gnome and OpenBSD?

People find OpenBSD useful in real life.

And, what is it with the poncy pronunciation G-nome - perhaps Duh-nome is more fitting?

Anyway, XFCE FTW!

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Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS

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iRaise you

To be honest, if your average shopper is willing to pay extortionate prices for goods in the first place it just sends the signal to the marketers that they might pay more for it in the future.

Confucius say, product is worth what buyer is willing to pay.

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Facebook wants to Zuck up your cash into its mobile payment service

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WTF?

You want my cash?

Well you can just Zuck off.

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Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE

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Devil

Re: Sorry.

Sssssssssh, Munich are quietly patching OpenSSL...

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FAIL

Re: No

Alas, the bargepole would BSOD and fall apart if if got anywhere near Win8

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Windows

Re: Does ANYBODY still believe this tripe?

Install and reboot,

Windows is updating, please do not turn off your computer...

Install and reboot,

Windows is updating, please do not turn off your computer...

Install and reboot,

Windows is updating, please do not turn off your computer...

Install and reboot,

Windows is updating, please do not turn off your computer...

Install and reboot,

Windows is updating, please do not turn off your computer...

Repeat, ad infinitum...

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Top Secret US payload launched into space successfully

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News

Title of this article reads,

Top Secret US payload launched into space successfully

So fucking secret we now all know about it's going into orbit!

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Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS

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Twat

What a twat you are if you don't tweet on Twitter terribly often...

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Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray

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Well FLAC me

And as usual, we now have super HDTV where we can't really tell the difference between this and normal HDTV. And now this Blu-Ray regurgitated crap where most of us can't hear all the standard audio range anyway.

I won't be conned into getting either!

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Apple has THREE TIMES as much cash as US govt, TWICE the UK

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Monopoly

From the borrowing governments to the high-tech start ups "worth millions" but never turn a profit - the money they have is worth as much as Monopoly money...

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Forget the beach 'n' boardwalk, check out the Santa Cruz STEVE JOBS FOUNTAIN

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iJunk

That "work of art" is as tacky as some of those horrid seashell ornaments that granny use to buy every year at Blackpool.

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Cheat Win XP DEATH: Little-known tool to save you from the XPocalypse

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Linux

HALT!

Stop all this fucking around with XP and just install LINUX!

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Google to open up Glass program to anyone with $1,500 to spare

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A fool and their money

Are soon parted. How long until the next gadget comes along to make this $1500 farce redundant?

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Spy-happy Condoleezza Rice joins Dropbox board as privacy adviser

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Dropped Box

Wait for Dropbox NSA Edition.

What?, we already have it!

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France bans managers from contacting workers outside business hours

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Fantastique

Being English I've had little time for the French in general but I say good for them by bringing this in.

The IT sector has become modern day slavery.

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Snowden lawyer PGP email 'crack' flap: What REALLY happened?

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Cryptomania

First rule of security is that there is no security - always expect the unexpected.

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Murdoch says Microsoft needs 'big clean out'

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IT Angle

WTF!

"And while Redmond hauls plenty of cash through the door it has not created a major new technology market for decades."

Has it ever really "created" major technologies in the past?

Even Windows wasn't original.

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Microsoft crows about 149k-seat Office 365 deal that costs it MILLIONS

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Boffin

Well said sir

Why is it that some idiot makes a decision that costs a shit load of cash when a $5 pocket diary and notepad would suffice in a lot of cases?

Anyway, have an upvote from me.

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Holmes

Re: Once again, Queensland does a mega-MSFT deal

"Those with a longer mamory may recall ...."

So you have to be a big tit to remember?

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Speaking in Tech: Red Hat, Cisco sitting in a tree, m-e-r-g-i-n-g?

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Re: Cisco to buy RedHat?

I'm surprised that MS haven't made an offer for RedHat but I would say the outcome would be similar.

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SPACE RACE auction: $130k raised for spacesuits, Apollo 11 kit

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A, what?

"The biggest ticket items to sell in previous auctions included a "One Small Step for a Man" quote signed by Neil Armstrong for $150,000 "

Did he really say "a"?

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Re: Mistaken priorities

Some of them have too much money.

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Not just websites hit by OpenSSL's Heartbleed – PCs, phones and more under threat

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Cardiac Arrest

For the heartburn i suggest a couple of Quick-Eze.

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Facebook claims 100 MEEELLION active users in India

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Well I'm Zucked

Well there's one born every minute, or is that every second?

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How Brit computer maker beat IBM's S/360 - and Soviet spies

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Re: Blue sleeves?

"Now EDS is gone, and the beard is back. And my wife prefers the beard."

Neckbeard?

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Re: 3.142

Yeah quite true, pity it's founding company Acorn was left to rot. If Acorn had got some real good backing from say the government then I think it would have been a force against the likes of Intel, IBM and Microsoft.

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3.142

Don't worry? We still have the Raspberry Pi

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Windows 8.1 Update: Throws desktop drones a bone but still as TOUCHY as ever

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Clippy

It looks like you're trying to write an operating system...

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Which sweaty exec dreamt up Office for iOS? Ballmer, Ballmer, Ballmer

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Re: What next?

Educated bet, I'd say both.

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IT bods: How long does it take YOU to train up on new tech?

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Re: Good article

Read something similar about a year ago regarding an IT workers lifespan and it was about 15 years.

Hmm time for a change...

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Experience

There is too much emphasis placed on paper certs these days and sadly, today's managers seem not to value experience all that much. Yes, I know the IT world is changing at a rapid pace but the main core (network, servers etc) in general is pretty much the same as it was 15-20 years ago albeit a bit faster.

Some job agencies think that if you don't have Windows Server 2012 MCSE then you don't know anything about IT - even with 15 years experience - I don't like IT recruiters at the best of times, mostly young prats with little or no experience themselves.

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Gay marriage foes outraged at Mozilla CEO flap, call for boycott

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Re: Look at this! - Compare to Mozilla FAQ

https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/04/05/faq-on-ceo-resignation/

Q: Was Brendan asked to resign by the Board?

A: No. In fact, Board members tried to get Brendan to stay at Mozilla in another role. Brendan decided that it was better for himself and for Mozilla to sever all ties, at least for now.

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Look at this!

Comments by Brendan Eich over a blog post via Planet Mozilla,

http://dutherenverseauborddelatable.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/a-curse-and-a-blessing/#comments

In reply to the blogger he writes,

BrendanEich (@BrendanEich)

April 8, 2014 at 4:37 pm

David, can you please stop running all over the blogosphere writing things you do not know to be true?

No one tried to convince me to stay as CEO. My previous position was not just CTO, it was also SVP Engineering — a position eliminated in a reorg I had just done.

What “key position” am I “active” in now, pray tell?

Best to stick to what you know to be true.

/be

Think Mozilla's nightmares have just come true.

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NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android

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Re: Nooo

Actually they're using a few old Airfix plastic kit planes.

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Honeybee boffin STINGS OWN WEDDING TACKLE... for SCIENCE

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Paris Hilton

Re: He doesn't think his data is particularly useful...

Who gives a shit about a bee icon, here have a Paris one.

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Re: "he doesn't think his data is particularly useful"

"The wife & I never wear "protective clothing" when harvesting honey & wax. No need"

Do you wear "protective clothing" when you give her a wax?

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Re: Honey Bees

"I don't think he was in it for the science, probably has a gimp suit in his wardrobe!"

Seems more like a Photoshop guy to me.

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Re: Did it double his manhood in size?

No but have an upvote for not mentioning Mylie Cyrus.

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Beekeeping 101

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To remain safe and comply with Health and Safety act, keep bees away from your gonads.

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Chrome makes new password grab in version 34

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Happy

Re: Fortunately, there is still Firefox

Have an upvote from me due to best joke of the day

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UFO, cosmic ray or flasher? NASA rules on Curiosity curiosity

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Pint

Answer is quite clear

Well the answer is that the image is just showing all the hot air rising from Mozilla HQ.

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Google woos enterprise developers with 'Glass at Work' program

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Re: Great idea !

Ah make sure you keep an eye on the Mozilla youtube channel then.

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Internet is a TOOL OF SATAN that destroys belief, study claims

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Monty Python

"Using Python scripts for analysis, Downey found that the biggest influence on religious belief was whether or not children had been raised in a particular faith"

Yeah but did he use Python 2.x or 3.x?

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Re: Outstanding Work, El Reg. Outstanding.

"The whole thing has amused me so much that I can, for the moment at least, manage to not be too bothered by the fact that I appear to be a doddery old git at the ripe old age of 35."

You think you have it bad now, just wait till you fucking hit 50...

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Re: Build schools not temples!

No doubt it's been used to build mosques on your home turf too!

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