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* Posts by Will Godfrey

2212 posts • joined 8 Sep 2007

Activist investors force Riverbed into climbdown over cash 'n' costs

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Presumably these people haven't heard the story about the goose that laid the golden egg.

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Moment of truth for LOHAN's servos: Our US allies are poised for final test flight

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What nice friends LOHAN has

I do hope the playmonaut is being equally well {ahem} escorted.

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GET A ROOM, yells Facebook as it stumbles on IRC, slaps it in an app

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Poor me

I'm trying to remember when there was something that really was new on 't Internet.

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32,000 Hungarians plan to take to the streets for 'internet tax' protest

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Tinfoil hat time?

I wonder if this is just a diversion, and they've got something esle really evil slipping underneath.

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Big Azure? Microsoft and IBM ink deal on business cloud

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WTF?

After all these years

Have the lovers finally kissed and made up?

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Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

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Dear Mr(s) downvoter,

I've not used it for some time so they might just possibly have got their act together (yea right) but Bing is the only thing that still showed a road many months after it had collapsed into the sea. It also showed a 'road' in Wales that I wouldn't attempt in anything less than a tank.

It showed a woodland footpath that didn't exist, and as far as I know, never has existed, and claimed a route for the North Downs Way that would lead you straight to the most dangerous part of the A249.

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Or *spit* Bing.

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Re: Honestly

If they showed up outside my door, I'd be delighted that they thought I was that interesting.

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Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech

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How Time Flies

I didn't realise it was April the first already.

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NSA approves Samsung Knox for use by TOP SECRET g-men

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The Mind Boggles

These same people have be screaming about the supposed insecurity and back-doors in non-American kit.

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Migrate to the cloud and watch your business take flight

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Oops?

I trust you do realise that there is an 'alternative' interpretation of that headline.

{edit}

Hmmm. Kev beat me to it!

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UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

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Tried it - Hate it.

I've been a debian user for years, and gave Sid a spin when I heard all the fuss. To me it was a total disaster. I like to run very slim, fast installs. Well this was fast to boot... sometimes, then failed to boot other times and random stuff didn't work or wouldn't connect.

I think I'll stay on squeeze as long as possible, and then if this insanity hasn't ended I'll go elsewhere.

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ISPs handbagged: BLOCK knock-off sites, rules beak

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Deadlock?

These rules are becoming so convoluted and interlaced that soon you won't be able to do anything at all online.

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You can crunch it all you like, but the answer is NOT always in the data

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Good article

It makes a refreshing change to come across people whao actually have a clue about statistics.

P.S. and not a single "It stands to reason" anywhere in the article :)

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Routine WHAT NOW? Bank of England’s CHAPS payment system goes TITSUP

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Like it

@ Ted Treen

Have one of these as well as an upvote :)

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Are you a gun owner? Let us in OR ELSE, say Blighty's top cops

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Situation normal

Something Must Be Done (tm). Crims not inconvenienced in the least bit, everyone else shat upon. Not forgetting that the two most serious gun events in this country occurred after the Cops had repeated warnings about the perps.

P.S. I'm not a gun owner, and never likely to be, but ones I know are extremely responsible and have my full support on this.

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COMET barrels towards Mars, machines of humanity race for cover

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Close!

And they want to put men on Mars - best make the space domes movable!

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Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores

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Difficult decisions

I can't quite work out who I have least sympathy for

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Torvalds CONFESSES: 'I'm pretty good at alienating devs'

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Sigh

It's not a 'knockoff' of anything. Linus used Minix as a platform to build with. There is not, and never was, any Minix code in Linux - as was confirmed by the writer of Minix. Maybe you think Linus should have entered the code on bare metal with banks of switches.

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Well I'm sure peeps have their own interpretation of his actions, but all the instances I've read about where Linus loses his rag, occur after a fairly long and painful process of him trying to get people to realise they have made a mistake, and perhaps they'd like to fix it - soon.

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US government fines Intel's Wind River over crypto exports

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I wonder what Visa and Mastercard think of this.

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FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

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The fear is strong in this one

A control freak's fear of losing that control.

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Another ICANN Board member resigns

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More like Fifi

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

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Hey, go easy on the old girl

She is simply the evidence that...

"It may be your only purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others."

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New EU digi tsar survives Twitter grillling

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Hmmm

Seems to start well, but does he have the stamina?

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HP hops aboard hyperconverged infrastructure bandwagon

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Wot?

infrastructure bandwagon hyperconverged

bandwagon hyperconverged infrastructure

infrastructure hyperconverged bandwagon

infraconverged bandstructured hyperwagon

Nope, makes no sense however you put it... but the last is the closest!

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Bono apologises for iTunes album dump

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My thought.

Doesn't he look old

P.S. ... and that from someone more than 0x40

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Need to switch from Windows Server 2003? Here’s a workshop just for you

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What is this "Windows Server" you speak of?

... the one with "Linux From Scratch" in the pocket.

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Sway: Microsoft's new Office app doesn't have an Undo function

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Confusing

Nobody knows whether it goes thi' sway or tha' sway or 't-other sway.

... not even the people from Swale

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Deutsche Telecom's BRATTY OFFSPRING earns parent €38m fine

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So when is it BTs turn?

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Finnish PM: Apple has DESTROYED FINLAND

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On the contrary

With all the court papers Apple have filed, I would think they've made a major contibution to the industry worldwide!

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Lies, damn pies and obesity statistics: We're NOT a nation of fatties

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A personal experience

I'm 5ft 11, and until a couple of months ago was 14.5 stone. I was getting plenty of exercise, but was eating too many doughnuts (brought in for all of us by a well meaning secretary). Just cutting those out and making no other changes has brought my weight down to 13.5 stone, which is what I used to weight about 30 years ago. The only downside is that I'm going have to buy new, slimmer, trousers.

According to the BMI stuff, that still leaves me about a stone 'overweight'. I disagree.

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Shoppers shun slabs to give Gartner's Q3 PC numbers a rosy glow

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I did my bit

I bought one real computer this year

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Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

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As only a moderately capable Linuxian, when things started breaking for no apparent reason, it was quicker and easer to go back than try and work out why apparently unrelated things were no longer working. More recently when I tried to uninstall the wretched thing on a different machine there was a laundry list of programs that would also be removed :(

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As an 'ordinary' user, systemD creeping into debian (virtually unannounced) has caused me major problems when trying to keep machines up-to-date and secure, such that on two of them I've had to go back and do a complete re-install of squeeze. I don't really want to move to another distro - it's a whole new learing curve - but I'm teetering on the brink.

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It's not you, it's Three. Mobe network goes titsup across UK

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Re: remember for a lot of people

Oi! Us South-Easters don't want to be associated with that London mob. Sooner they build a wall round the M25 the better!

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Ofcom chief exec Ed Richards to step down in December

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He's leaving. So?

Will anyone notice?

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UK reforms on private copying and parody come into force

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The real issue.

They don't want you to have a permanent copy at all. Even CDs have a finite life, but if you can make multiple private copies, purely as backup, then that, to them, is a lost sale. Even worse if you originally got a 'soft' copy.

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Leaked: Mobile operators' SCARE campaign against net neutrality

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What more can you say, when you already have utter contempt for these greedy bastards?

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DVLA website GOES TITSUP on day paper car tax discs retire

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Something not entirely clear

If you got your tax + disk near the end of September, do you still need to display it?

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New EU digi-commish struggles with concepts of net neutrality

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There is no hope!

The man hasn't got a clue.

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That glass of water you just drank? It was OLDER than the SUN

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Re: Stunningly obvious 'discovery' - H2 verses H2O

Downvoting my downvote comment too. Clearly I'm rattling some cages.

Good ... any advance on 3? :)

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Re: Panic! - you're bunch of arm chair chemists

Downvotes? Can it be we actually have two DM readers here?

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Panic!

We are literally awash with an alien substance. Tell the Daily Mail.

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Reg hands portable Sinclair ZX Spectrum to lucky compo winner

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Re: For the full authentic experience...

... and it should have a horrible metalic key??? (not going to call it a keyboard)

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FBI: Your real SECURITY TERROR? An ANGRY INSIDE MAN

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Scare Tactics

So how much are they after this time?

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'In... 15 feet... you will be HIT BY A TRAIN' Google patents the SPLAT-NAV

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The only good thing about this is that it just might stop some innocent driver being traumatised when he runs down one of the brain-dead saps.

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Will Europe's ISPs unmask anonymous IP infringers?

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A thought experiment

Let's suppose the media maffia get their way here.

Let's also suppose that nobody finds an alternative way to distribute files.

What will they do when they find their business is still going down the tubes?

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I sold 10 MILLION iPhone 6es at the weekend, says Tim Cook. What did you do?

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Re: Minor note

I think that when you've untangled all the 'creative' accounting and tax evasion it's closer to 90% profit.

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