* Posts by David

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Microsoft's new search - Built on open-source

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Wow. They really can't win, can they?

That's right. Neither can Charles Manson win.

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Web 0.2 archivists save Geocities from deletion

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Netscape icon

It makes be feel a bit sad looking at that Netscape icon and realising that Microsoft killed them. Netscape was a true pioneer and had so much potential, but I guess we have Google who fulfilled the great internet vision that Netscape failed to do.

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Microsoft's latest open-source release catches a wrinkle

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MPL is a cancer

It contaminates all that work with that license with Microsoft disease.

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US states may seek Microsoft anti-trust extension

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Never trust that beast.

If you take them off the lead, they will go round biting everyone once again.

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Linux chief calls for FAT-free Microsoft diet

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FAT & BLOAT

It seems that Microsoft own FAT and you can add BLOAT too.

Yes it is a good idea to be more healthy and thinner as it allows you to maneuver quicker. Using Microsoft tech will only slow everything down and it is an unnecessary expense.

Say no to FAT and BLOAT today.

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Microsoft plays coy over iPhone Office

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Office won't run on the iPhone

Apple will need to create a new device if they want that BLOAT to run on an iPhone

Rumor has it that it will be called the iBrick and it will use FAT.

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Abba star slates 'lazy, stingy' Pirate Bay fans

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Record Companies are getting payback

When you abuse your power, when you suppress people, it is only a matter of time before you lose. If the record companies knew their history, they would know that they can't abuse people for too long before they get one up on ya.

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Microsoft team hacks Silverlight for Chrome

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Bugger

I use Chrome to get away from Microsoft crap and then Microsoft try and stitch their crap into my web experience. Go away!

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Barcelona pickpocket swipes Microsoft secrets?

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A prototype

A prototype of buggy bloatware isn't worth anything. The thief will probably give it back.

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Microsoft confirms Equipt kill date

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People actually subscribe?

People actually subscribe to get buggy bloated Microsoft software?

Try Open Source, no subscription required and you get all the features all of the time.

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MS puts up $250K bounty for Conficker author

David

It was me

If the fine is less than $250,000 then it was me.

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Hi this is Steve Ballmer.

When I catch you (and I will) I will tie you up in my office and throw chairs at you all day. Then I will hand you over to Bill the next day, and he will force you to use Microsoft software for a day. That will teach you.

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Silverlight for Linux hits with Microsoft punch

David

Hang on a minute.

"The goal is to let users on Linux machines play video and enjoy the same breadth of content and quality of experience enjoyed by users running Silverlight on PCs or even Macs."

Um, who said that we want Silverlight. We don't care about Silverlight. We have Flash and Java. Thanks all the same, but no thanks.

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Apologies after teacher's 'Linux holding back kids' claim

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Irony

The irony here is that Linux will be mainstream as a client. It is called Android and will be the dominant OS for portable devices and Laptops too. That is my prediction.

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Chromefirexplorer girds loins against rich and closed

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Another reason for Chrome

Another reason for Chrome is that Google gets a window into the habits of web surfers which improves their AI and advertising. Microsoft and Apple have their own browsers and this gives them an advantage as they have an eye from the client end. So even if Google get 5% of the browser market it is enough to get valuable information on clients surfers habits and coupled with their other stats and information at the server end, they get a fuller picture of what is going on.

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Why port your Firefox add-on to Internet Explorer?

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No way

Why waste our time with IE?. Microsoft should do that themselves.

Firefox is for the people and is open. IE is a proprietary bunch of slow bloat from the 90s.

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The Mother of All Demos — 150 years ahead of its time

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Respect

A bloody genius.

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Google OS gOS - if at first you don't succeed...

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Totall disagree

You are stuck in a 80s-90s paradigm.

The future is cloud services delivering to any device including mobiles.

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Microsoft bets future on search bribery

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Google

Google

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Asus to phase out sub-10in Eee PCs, says CEO

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Someone else will take the Linux Netbook market

If Asus drop the Linux Netbook market then the dumb @#$% are giving it to someone else. However, Microsoft may have paid them to lose that market.

At the end of the day, there is demand for Linux in Netbooks and someone will deliver it.

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Blu-ray Disc a 'bag of hurt', says Jobs

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DivX is best

The problem with DVD and probably Blueray is all the nag screens you get and associated video pirate messages. With DivX the movie just plays. This suits me because I play the same movies for my kid and having to hit the next button 10 times at a cost of 1 -2 minutes is a pain. Times that by 50 which is about how many times my kid has watched Finding Nemo and that is a whole hour of my life right there.

DivX or downloads for me.

Say no to nag screens.

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IE8 beta 2 locks down some XP lovers

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IE makes me feel bad

IE and Messenger feel like viruses to me. I hate them.

I get a warm fuzzy felling when I run Firefox and Google Talk.

The very word Microsoft to me represents evil, expensive, and virus ridden.

Funny how brands work.

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Anatomy of a malware scam

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Windows is a buggy platform

Another reason why Windos is declining. The idea of installing software on Windows is getting to be more of a joke as time passes.

Better off with a browser and to use web services such as Gmail and Google docs.

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That password-protected site of yours - it ain't

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I fixed this problem

It has nothing to do with the database as someone in the comments said. It is a hack on the header.php and one other file (which I cannot remember) in Wordpress. I fixed the problem by making the header.php file non-writable and it stopped this attack in its tracks.

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Microsoft slaps another $100m on Novell interop pile

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Another Microsoft empoyee

The comment above is obviously from a Microsoft employee or a paid shill.

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Aussies: Eat roos, save the planet

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Skippyburger with chips thanks.

Kangaroo has little fat and the animals are very friendly to the top soil in that they don't loosen it like other livestock causing those dust storms they get from time to time. It all makes perfect sense, and it tasted good too. Superoo my order thanks.

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Google offloads conflict of interest biz

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insanity?

If insanity makes you billions of dollars then maybe normal is not ideal?

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Kiwi cops hunt teenage serial burglar with head of Robbie Coltrane

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This story is for real.

It was on New Zealand news last night. Apparently it worked a treat.

People actually read the leaflet instead of just putting it in the trash and they published a photo of what the crim looks like without breaking the law.

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US Patent Office rains on Dell's 'cloud computing' trademark

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I used the word Dell before they did.

Back in the 70s I ate this really nice meal and came up with the term Dell icious.

I'm thinking about legal action.

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Man buys $1,000 worth of iPhone pixels by accident

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Did he get his money back?

Come on Steve give the guy his money back. After all he did buy an iphone and was duped by sort of trusting in the Apple brand.

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MS products just too cool to comprehend, say MS geeks

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Im one of those trolls

"For Ozzie, inventor of the hated Lotus Notes and now driving Microsoft's "software plus services" strategy, Microsoft will surpass the capabilities of Amazon, forcing even those hateful little trolls in the open source community to come to love its online services."

I am one of those trolls. Ha ha, and I will never learn to love a convicted and abusive monopolist, no matter what they do. You have to feel good about those you do business with or collaborate with, that is just common sense. The mere mention of Microsoft makes my blood boil.

I don't like to inflict pain on myself. I will stick with Open Source and Google too.

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Poker-faced Ballmer explains Google beating plans

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Imitators not innovators

<quote>Time to deploy demos to divert and confound financial analysts. Ballmer brought on lower-ranking executives to demonstrate changes in Live Search that add capabilities such as scrolling down an endless page of search results, rather than having to click through to a new page of results as you do with Google, </quote>

OH like Google's Picasa.

Wow, Microsoft are imitators, I mean innovators.

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Ballmer upset by Apple cart

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I think they sold their 50 million stock in Apple.

I think they sold their 50 million stock in Apple.

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Linux on mobiles will put the squeeze on MS, says Zemlin

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Android is Linux

With Google pushing Android into the market, that could make Linux the biggest mobile OS.

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Microsoft, Facebook, Google box clever on really big systems

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What is Faceboook

Hammerbacher is now reported to have become the latest Faceboook employee to have served his notice. Can we expect this Facebook youf to show up in well-remunerated style at Redmond this Fall?

"Faceboook"

"youf"

?

:)

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Microsoft's Live Mesh doesn't want you

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Google

Go Google. Microsoft has tripped up.

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SCO ordered to pay Novell $2.5m Unix royalties

David
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Die die die

SCO away.

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Google plays Hide and Seek with Android SDK

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Vista?

That was the one after DOS wasn't it?

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Has ISO already rejected anti-OOXML appeals?

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ISO appear to be corrupt

ISO appears to be corrupt. Why else would they support a convicted monopolists file formats as a standard. The point of a standard is that all can use it, but Microsoft have a history of extorting large sums of cash to use their api's and barring others from using their file formats.

ODF is a great file format and anyone can use it. Why make Microsoft's impossible file formats a standard?

Maybe ISO is open to cash payments? I wouldn't be surprised. Very suspicious behavior.

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Google out-visions Jobs on Mac roadmap

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It is obvious that Google has invented a time machine

That is why they have jumped the gun on everyone else and why Microsoft can't compete with them.

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Ballmer hails services death and glory for partners

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The cloud is fuzzy

Microsoft need to wait for the successes of Google and others to know what to copy next. For now, their idea of a cloud is a fluffy white fuzzy thing in the sky.

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Linspire CEO defends Xandros buy-out

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Google to distribute Linux

Google will distribute Linux (Android) to the masses on mobiles and laptops. This is exactly what needs to happen to top Microsoft.

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Microsoft flogs subscriptions to the unwary and confused

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MS software for rent

MS software for rent and the viruses come free. Wow what a deal.

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As Gates strides into the future, we wallow in the past

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Warp Speed

>>Can someone please explain why anyone would name an operating system "OS/2 Warp"? Warp? As in, deformed, twisted, distored? What the hell?

Warp Speed

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The war on photographers - you're all al Qaeda suspects now

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I was aressted in Colombia for these photos

I was arrested in Colombia for ttaking photos. I managed tried to defend myself in English to this guard who could only speak spanish. Finally I thought the guard who arrested me let me go, I said "thanks senor", and walked off into the sunset. Later my wife later told me that I misunderstood him and he wasn't letting me go at all. But the guard didn't come after me, so I guess he just wanted to forget about his encounter with a dumb tourist.

Here are the so-called sensitive pics:

http://www.virtualamericas.net/colombia/photos/cities/bogota/ciudadsalitre/

The one on the bridge is where I was arrested.

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al Qaeda has a front company

al Qaeda created a company called Google to photograph the world and get away with it. Once they have the photos, they are planning on folding up Google as it will no longer be useful.

The police need to arrest everyone at Google because they are terrorists.

Go the Police and don't forget that half the public are terrorists too, they have cameras in their cellphones.

This is not paranoia, just prevention.

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Microsoft should buy Rackable instead of building custom computers

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Linux

Rackable may have lots of Linux customers.

Maybe Microsoft doesn't want to support them.

Maybe Microsoft doesn't want to be that efficient and instead prefer to use bloated Vista and the extra power and hardware needed to run it.

Hell who cares about Microsoft anyway. They are late to the game and are now a has-been.

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UK Unix group vows to appeal OOXML ruling

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Open Source isn't the issue

>>It's one thing to support open source. It's another thing to demand that anything not open source be banned and boycotted.

It's not that open source is the only option, but that Microsoft a convicted monopolist is playing everyone again as usual. They prey on the IT illiterate and that is why Open Sources are complaining, because they are the literate ones.

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Yahoo! execs! stick! it! to! the! man!

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In other words we failed the Web.

So MIcrosoft is getting into TV advertising.

Translation: We failed on the Web, that is Googles, and TV is looking like a device that we can get market share, with Xbox and all.

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Al-Qaeda targets net-connected coffee machine

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You can mess with my PC but...

You can mess with my PC but please not the coffee machine.

The future is not looking bright.

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