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Apple stuns world with rare SEVEN-way split: What does that mean?

MrMur
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Re: No change

To be fair, he carried you some of the way.

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Microsoft's gobble of Nokia phone biz gets thumbs-up from China

MrMur

I can't wait for this to go through. Then when Microsoft sells a single Nokia X phone, all the FUD that MS has put up about Linux containing all this MS IP goes away because they've distributed the kernel under the gpl v2. I think.

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Beat it, freetards! Dyn to shut down no-cost dynamic DNS next month

MrMur

Re: ZoneEdit

Pretty sure hurricane electric does free dynamic DNS if you have your own domain. I was an EveryDNS user and donor, but didn't get any favours from DynDNS when they bought EveryDNS, so had to jump ship. I came across he.net and my DNS has been rock solid ever since.

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Lycamobile launches 'unlimited' 4G for £12 a month. Great. Now where can I get a signal?

MrMur

Re: 5,000 text != unlimited

In the days of BBM, Whatsapp, etc, do teenagers even use text these days?

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Five-year-old discovers Xbox password bug, hacks dad's Live account

MrMur

An NSA Recruitment guy will be round their house next week.

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123-reg shrugs off customer complaints over stealth domain transfer charges

MrMur

Been gradually moving everything off 123-reg after a cock-up at their end meant I was told I had to pay twice to secure my domain and even though the knew I had already paid and they would refund the first payment some days after. I did get the refund and they gave me 2 years extra free on the domain, but I lost several hours of my time trying to deal with it. Still got a few domains with them, alas. I wish I'd had warning.

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Crashed NORKS drones discovered by South Korea

MrMur

Re: Auntie Bee has pictures of the drone

I saw that already.

You say drone, I say model aeroplane.

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New Sammy patent trial: Apple seeks $40 PER 'infringing' handset

MrMur

When will Apple figure out that the best thing that could have happened to Samsung was get sued by Apple.

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Android update process gives malware a leg-up to evil: Indiana U

MrMur

"with help from Rui Wang of Microsoft Research."

Microsoft Research: always keen to help.

Plus this assumes that people take a blind bit of notice of permissions (and therefore would have refused the app based on the new permission) which I am of the believe isn't the case a lot of the time.

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Google's Larry Page: DeepMind 'discovered CATS on its own'

MrMur

Re: So they...

"Day one it discovered cats & games and on day two it started trolling us..."

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Whitehall and Microsoft thrashing out 1-year NHS WinXP lifeline

MrMur

Playing the long game.

The sooner large government organisations ween themselves off Microsoft products the better. Sure, migrating to opensource would be a costly and painful process, but once done, you'd free from vendor lock-in forever.

Now that's what I call a wise investment.

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VMware unleashes desktop-grade desktop-as-a-service service

MrMur

"generally cloudbuzz-compliant"

Great phrase!

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Volunteers slam plans to turn Bletchley Park into 'geeky Disneyland'

MrMur

I think the actors were for filming segments of footage for use during the tour, not presenting the tours themselves.

I did the old tour with two 9-yearolds and I can say they got very bored unfortunately. Definitely not suitable for the younger consumer. I enjoyed it but I did feel it was a little slow in places. There was an element of is/is not colossus viewable today which I found a bit confusing. In the end we saw it.

Changes definitely welcome, but being sensible about it is also welcome.

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We're not talking, so PAH: Violin Memory's big dogs blank sacked CEO

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Google and Apple in DRAG RACE: It's fanboi Mercs VS fandroid Audis

MrMur

Re: Tie in ?

I was just thinking the same. Or even if it's a case of I lose functionality because I don't have the "right" phone. I can't stand paying for something that I can't use. Hopefully it will be a dealer option, especially on the Merc.

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Ubuntu desktop is so 2013... All hail 2014 Ubuntu mobile

MrMur

Personally, I think the reason PC sales have flat-lined is because the requirements of your average home user hasn't changed in years. Surfing, social networking, youtubing, etc... all fine on a 4+ year Laptop. If you are not too bothered about HD content, you can go back even further. The one I use is 2 years old and I have never had it using more than 50% CPU. (Granted it is using a quadcore i7)

Using Ubuntu Desktop, by the way.

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Android, Chromebooks storm channel as Windows PC sales go flat

MrMur

Re: Hilarious

I was pretty sure that Ubuntu makes a strong showing in Google's offices.

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Torvalds: Linux devs may 'cry into our lonely beers' at Christmas

MrMur

Re: Eh?

I agree with the first commentator (upvoted). You shouldn't plan to have more than one RC, although you can have as many as you like.

According to wikipedia... "A release candidate (RC) is a beta version with potential to be a final product". If you are planning to have three of them, then numbers 1 & 2 can't be a potentially final product". I am not saying Wikipedia is gospel, but it's my understanding of the term and I would suggest the understanding of the first commentator. If nothing else, the name - "Release Candidate" - should give the game away.

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No anon pr0n for you: BT's network-level 'smut' filters will catch proxy servers too

MrMur

Hmmm 8 downvotes. Harsh.

Well, if BT subvert DNS, then I am glad I don't use them and never will.I didn't imagine an ISP would do that.

Shame on them, not shame on me.

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MrMur

If it's using DNS, then Ubuntu users from 12.04 onwards won't be "protected" as Ubuntu uses its own local DNS server, as far as I know. Maybe different in later versions.

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Red Hat's pockets bulging on strong Linux, JBoss sales

MrMur

Re: I wish we ran on RHEL (or any GNU/Linux for that matter)

"When we get new customers and they are on RHEL or whatever, they have to install Windows."

I am surprised you get new customers that are on RHEL, in that case.

Culture can only change from within in my opinion, so keep at it and good luck!

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HOLD THE PHONE, NSA! Judge bans 'Orwellian' US cellphone records slurp

MrMur

"In the months ahead, other courts, no doubt, will wrestle to find the proper balance consistent with our constitutional system."

Months? American courts? He's hopeful.

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File-NUKING Cryptolocker PC malware MENACES 'TENS of MILLIONS' in UK

MrMur

Re: And why aren't they going after this group??

The entire UK police force is too tied up with investigations of investigations of investigations about plebgate.

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Microsoft's EAT-your-OWN-YOUNG management system AXED

MrMur

Ahmen to that!

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ETERNAL PATENT WAR: Apple and Samsung locked in battle again

MrMur

Well. if Apple thought they could issue a killer blow to Samsung's mobile aspirations, it is coming all too late.

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'Weird' OBJECT, PROPELLED by its OWN JETS, spotted beyond Mars orbit by Hubble

MrMur

Re: Erm...

Surely, the outpouring is also travelling in the direction of the spin at the point it left the influence of the object itself? So a spiral effect could be reduced to a point of being not visible to the naked eye?

Just guessing. Might be bollocks.

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None of your Bezos: Jeff's wife gives one star to journo's Amazon tome

MrMur

Obviously the author should of interviewed Bezo's wife for the book.

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UK fraud squad bends over Serco, G4S for 'phantom crims' probe

MrMur

Quick quiz..

...which two companies are most of the probation services going to be outsourced to? Just for fun.

Incidentally, some probation staff are/were on strike about that very thing today.

Wonder why.

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Locked-up crims write prison software that puts squeeze on grub supplier

MrMur

Re: Slave labor is big business in the USA

Slabe labour or simply repaying one's debt to society? Or even just repaying the high cost to keep them in prison?

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Dying HealthCare.gov bagged JUST SIX registrations on first day

MrMur

Mythical man month...

... only really applies when the people in situ know what they are doing but they are just doing it too slowly. Now, if you have a bunch of fuckwits in-situ (no idea if that is the case) , then getting non-fuckwit people in can only help. Of course, if it has just been designed badly, then neither fuckwits nor non-fuckwits will be able to fix it.

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Apple Store workers' inner journey revealed

MrMur

This trolley with sweets on it... I bet there weren't any Kitkats on it.

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SAP: We just can't gobble BlackBerry. We're stuffed with 'mobile solutions'

MrMur

Just for the record, I won'r be buying BackBerry and that is because it doesn't fit with my strategy.

Just incase you were wonderin'.

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ROBOT PODS to INVADE Milton Keynes in frenzied automatic MAYHEM

MrMur

I am wondering what the taxi drivers will make of this (there are enough of them in Milton Keynes.)

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The Raspberry Pi: Is it REALLY the saviour of British computing?

MrMur

Re: Ooh,

"anyone remember the early days of Slackware?"

Pretty much every longtime linux user. Ah, how I miss recompliling the kernel just to get the network card to work, etc, etc...

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Phantom Flan flinger: The story of the Elan Enterprise 128

MrMur

I've enjoyed reading these articles to a point, but you know when you start reading them that they are always going to end in tears. To read about the sweat and tears and knock-backs as all a bit heart-breaking.

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Lumia 2520: Our Vulture gets his claws on Nokia's first Windows RT slab

MrMur

Re: Linux

I think secureboot is permanently on on RT tablets. I don't know if the secureboot can be gotten around on the RT tablet. Other tablets are available.

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PC addict RM finally quits its building habit, plans to axe 300 jobs

MrMur

If stuff was being bought at an inflated price, then surely that's the buyer's fault, not the seller?

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Samsung touching up ROUNDED, CURVY plastic enhanced MODEL

MrMur

Arse-pocket shaped would be much better.

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Apple's new iPhones dope-slap Samsung in US

MrMur

Re: 5S and 5C impressive for different reasons

You mean like Google's face recognition... sometimes I pick the phone up and it naturally unlocks when it catches glimpse of my handsome visage.

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MongoDB slurps $150m in mammoth funding round

MrMur

Re: "Document-oriented" database?

Exactly how Lotus Domino stores stuff, it would seem.

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Down with Unicode! Why 16 bits per character is a right pain in the ASCII

MrMur
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All I can say is....

try dealing with LMBCS

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Icahn to Cook: 'Buy back $150bn of Apple's stock, or tell me why you won't'

MrMur

apple should buy more of its own shares... Icahn's shares, to be exact.

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Psst.. Wanna Android all-in-one PC? We have the chip tech, says Intel

MrMur

Maybe because MS jumped in bed with Arm, Intel feels they should look-around for themselves.

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Parallels pledges roll-back fix after silent 'trojan' freebie install triggers punter outrage

MrMur

Takes me back to the late Nightees when lots of software used to do underhand things like this.

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For PITY'S SAKE, DON'T BUY an iPHONE 5S, begs FSF

MrMur

Just because you can trust the software doesn't mean you can trust the hardware, so unless both software and hardware were "open" and verifiable, then surely you are still at risk, even with open software.

I think it was Carl Sagan that said something like "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you first have to invent the universe."

I use free and open software out of choice, but I am no fanatic.

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Fancy a new iPhone 5C or 5S? READ THIS or you may not get 4G data

MrMur
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At the prices Apple charge, I would expect the phones to be jewel-band.

As the icon says...

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Microsoft says axed certificates were FAILING its software biz

MrMur

To be far, I am not sure if devaluing a cert is a good move, either. You'll surely piss off the people that got it when it was at its hardest.

Interesting to see that MS sees its educational budget as another marketing budget. They should be paying people to do their exams, then shouldn't they?

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Phone-blab plod breaks PRIVACY law after crash victim's 5hr ditch ordeal

MrMur

I would guess it was something along the lines of having previous for drink/drive or similar.

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Intermedia's Exchange hive goes titsup ... and no one's answering calls

MrMur

Same old, same old.

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Ubuntu Edge Linux mobe: 'Made you look,' crows Shuttleworth

MrMur

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I think the dual boot point is totally lost in the article.

I read the dual boot aspect as...

"Try Ubuntu as a phone platform and y'know what if you don't like it or no one does any apps for it, you have an awesome Android phone for not much money." Far less of a gamble for people than Ubuntu only.

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