* Posts by David Schmidt

23 posts • joined 24 Aug 2007

Haribo gummy bears implicated in 'gastric exorcism'

David Schmidt
IT Angle

Social Bites Back

I followed the link to Amazon. I laughed. I laughed so hard I cried as only a man can do when confronted with stories of explosive diarrhea. What's the IT angle? Seems to me that in this age of "social media," woe is he who has a product that a creative writer looks upon with disfavour.

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Grace Hopper gave us COBOL, 'debugging' and inspiration. So Google gave her a Doodle

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Of inspiration and gender

"Hopper's legacy continues to serve as an inspiration for women in the science and engineering fields."

- and men.

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Thirty-five years ago today: Space Invaders conquer the Earth

David Schmidt
Angel

No computer? No problem.

"Yeah, we didn't really have microcomputers in Japan - so, you know, I MADE ONE. FROM SCRATCH." Epic geek badassery.

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Film crew plans dig to find lost burial ground of Atari's E.T.

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Spend time in a ditch

Sir, I did not soil my keyboard with coffee - I cleansed my tear ducts with laughter at your description of the game. Bravo. If I respected the Register less, I'd create another account and upvote you again.

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On International Woman's Day we remember Grace Hopper

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On my short list

of admired computer pioneers: Babbage, Lovelace, Turing, Von Neumann, Hopper. Thanks for paving the way, all.

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North Korean citizens told: Socialist haircuts are a thing... go get some

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History of the World, Part I

As the great Mel Brooks said... "it's good to be da king!'

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Official: Cloud computing invented by two technophobic old geezers

David Schmidt
IT Angle

Growing up with mainframes, you see a lot of ideas get reworked and remarketed. Virtualization, cloudy computing, even multitasking.

But what the actual hell was that Pigsy thing? Wow. Just wow.

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Senator threatens FAA with legislation over in-flight fondleslabbing

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Re: Yes

It's not the fall that kills you - it's the sudden stop at the end.

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Disable Java NOW, users told, as 0-day exploit hits web

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Procrastination pays!

I haven't updated any java runtime to 1.7... I haven't needed anything new since 1.5 save for patches. Hard work pays off eventually. Procrastination pays off immediately!

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IT support bod? Whatever you earn, it's not enough

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Re: Too true

Excellent application of delegation!

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Smoke-belching flash drive self-destructs on command

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Alert

Re: I luurrrrvveee the intro from RunCore!

I love how she crouches down, but still looks right at it without any kind of eye protection...

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Fastest-ever hydrocarb scramjet hits Mach 8, doesn't explode

David Schmidt
Go

Re: speedy!

It would be fun while it lasted... you'd better spread out those G's on on deceleration, though!

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Fanbois froth as Apple claims 'iPhone5.com' rights

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You must be holding it wrong

Domain naming... "Not that big of a deal."

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Barclaycard slaps pay-by-bonk plasters on mobes

David Schmidt
Paris Hilton

Re: "pay by bonk for bonk on a bonk by bonk basis"

Pay-by-bonk... the oldest profession of them all.

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Yahoo! scared! of! dot! brand! squatters!

David Schmidt
Pirate

Re: right

I dunno, the good old standby 'extortion' probably fits too.

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Handbags at dawn: Hermes loses Chinese trademark battle

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Re: We all know about Hermes, Conran*

Good news, everyone! You'll be secretly delivering handbags and iPads out of their country of origin under the nose of Zapp Brannigan, chairman of the trademark board!

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New Mac OS X: Mountain Lion roars at unauthorised apps

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Non-gardened apps already cause complaint

As a developer of un-loved apps for the Mac (open source - you know, the uncle Apple doesn't talk about) I've had to put up with the "Run this app that you downloaded from the unwashed Interwebs? Really?" dialog box for a while now. Sounds like this is more of the same. Until Apple tumbles the rest of the way down this slippery slope and turns on the super-draconian^h^h^h protective bit, I guess we're still ok.

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Google spews out 'privacy' email to Sky punters too

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Optional

I am disappointment in your grammar.

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How can family sysadmins make a safe internet playground for kids?

David Schmidt
Paris Hilton

kidzui != kinky, it turns out

Back when we had one XP-based PC without parental controls, (the Macs are pretty well locked down) and no DNS solution in place yet... the 10 year old couldn't remember 'kidzui' she had heard about in school. 'kinky' was the closest thing she could think of, and typed that in... my fault entirely, and steps have since been taken. But you can't un-ring that bell.

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Sony closes PC games site over security 'concern'

David Schmidt
Pirate

Who's crime is it, anyway?

"...following a criminal intrusion" - who has committed the crime here? The charlatans storing customer details in cleartext, or the crims who swiped them? Perhaps both?

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Apple unwraps app store for proper computers

David Schmidt
Grenade

US$99 to post free apps

"Most of my traffic previously came from the mac software catalogue on apple's site - which is now closed, replaced with the app store. This, in my opinion, is EXTREMELY bad for the mac platform."

Agreed. My avenue for traffic from Apple is now closed. Since my app is open source, and free, there's no way I'm paying US$99 (annually) for the privilege of posting in the app store. Not to mention it's GPL, and Java, and... oh, never mind.

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Microsoft strolls into white space

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Alert

You say hectar, I say hectare - let's call the whole thing off

That is all.

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Data center efficiency - the good, the bad and the way too hot

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More typos!

Gasp. It must be Friday. "Dorritos." Indeed.

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