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No top-ups, please, I'm a millennial: Lightweight yoof shunning booze like never before

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Re: IT angle?

Every fucker in the pub has a mobile phone with a hi res. Digital camera

Oracle puts database, middleware, Linux on Microsoft Hyper-V, Azure

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effective immediatly

= lots of our customers do it already, it works, and we are missing out on support contracts.

Kids, look at the Deep Learnings! (We’re just going to slurp your data)

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Re: Understatement

Forgiven. I just had a "ow fuck what did I post on Twitter" moment with Evernote too.

Microsoft to run VMware on Azure, on bare metal. Repeat. Microsoft to run VMware on Azure.

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great idea

You sign up for that Microsoft can tell you exactly when its time to migrate off VMware.

Hey, so Europe's GDPR privacy deadline for Whois? We're going to miss it ... by a year or so

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Re: @ codejunky

Hows that sticking two fingers up at the rest of the world thing been going for ya?

Now that Kubernetes has won, DigitalOcean takes a late dip in K8s

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k8s has won?

Seems k8s == containers these days.

I find lxc much more user friendly for my containerization games.

Google open sources standardized code in bid to become Mr Robots.txt

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Re: Never mind...

I've got an idea, i wonder if they will listen

Google no

Duckduckgo yes


Police costs for Gatwick drone fiasco double to nearly £900k – and still no one's been charged

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Re: Hysteria

If you kiss the right frog (or lick its back) its pretty much guaranteed to start talking.

Intel drags Xeon Phi Knights Hill chips out back... two shots heard

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The knights who say Phi are going to be spending a but more time with thier shrubbery.

I'll get my coat.

Programming languages can be hard to grasp for non-English speakers. Step forward, Bato: A Ruby port for Filipinos

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Re: Nothing new here

if you use Microzoft conventions the rest of your code is in reverse polish with messed up Capitalisation

Like a celeb going bonkers with botox, Google injects 'AI' into anything it can

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Re: So in summary

tensorflow looks pretty cool and Google are using already so you know it aint all hype.

It was El Reg wot won it: Bing banishes bogus Brit bank banner ad

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Re: What worries me

The most common search term on Google used to be "facebook". I bet facebook love that.

Loose .zips sink chips: How poisoned archives can hack your computer

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Re: xz and bzip2...

good point, how could xz be subject to path based bugs? perhaps one for tips & corrections?

Heart of darkness: Inside the Osówka underground city

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Re: "A clear mandate for destroying the British economy, then."

@ teknopaul

That's because it's Brexit's fault.

Home users due for a battering with Microsoft 365 subscription stick

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Re: Shafting as a Service...

Google docs/sheets et al. Its free. Microsoft will find it hard to compete with that for consumers.

Boffins eschew silicon to build tiniest-ever transistor, just 1nm long

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molly valley

I think molly valley is already apt.

SAP point-of-sale systems were totally hackable with $25 kit

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once on the network...

be interesting to see how many companies post snowden have implemented 100% S-Protocols inside the lan.

Outlook.com looking more like an outage outbreak for Europe

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Re: "The Cloud" is SO overrated!

I've never not had cloudy email.

before Hotmail, is was your isp's job.

Linus Torvalds says new Linux lands next week and he’s sticking to that … for now

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Re: As for every release

Hotplugging network cards in vms sounds handy.

Pretty good firewall to take away the network device :)

Java-aaaargh! Google faces $9bn copyright bill after Oracle scores 'fair use' court appeal win

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Re: Irony

Java is GPL. Google have every right to use Java. They are arguing over 11,000 loc: because Oracle.

How Google's Smart Compose for Gmail works – and did it fake its robo-caller demo?

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Swiftkey is great for that. However it requires near-human input to come up with something original sounding like cofefe.

Google Fiber experiment ends with Choc Factory paying Louisville $3.8m to clean up its mess

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Re: Scorched Earth

Gmail invented reading your private emails to work out what to advertise. Not sure that is "better" email.

Jeff Bezos rolls up another $437m, lights Amazon's cigar with it

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11 9's

S3 designed for 99.999999999%* durability.

* For as long as we are in business.

'Here are 400,000 smut sites. Block them' says Pakistani telco regulator

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Re: "... 429,343 banned-smut Websites."

429,343 X 12 min is ten European standard wank-years

Facebook to extend bug bounty to cover data leakage, sever ties to data brokers

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misuse of data, is it going to ban itself?

One rule for... oh never mind its all a cia plot anyway.

Just stay away.

Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

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Re: How can it possibly be worth that much?

I think those are revenue figures, not profit. Microsoft is assuming a lot of growth.

Chrome's default-on ad blocker – which doesn't block adverts on 99% of websites – goes global

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Re: The new definition of pointless

Imho google should be banned from making a browser. Dangerous vertical, and here they are abusing it again.

Google mistakes the entire NHS for massive cyber-attacking botnet

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fake news

come on reg, this is surely just that captcha popup that I have seen loads before.

Not even slightly "blocking".

Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn? Doesn't matter – they may need to update their room key software

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All this and "no evidence of the hack being used in the wild." Has that term got some specific legal meaning nowadays?

You've been dying to know. Here's the answer: The Milky Way tips the cosmic scales at '1.5tr' times mass of the Sun

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Re: Does this Oort Cloud look big on me?

Way off. Its friday there are 3500kg of dunks on each London bus.

You can't say Go without Google – specifically, our little logo, Chocolate Factory insists

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Re: Go away

If this is true, sounds like a fork might be able to get ahead of the Google controlled Go?

How can you kill that which will not die? Windows XP is back (sorta... OK, not really)

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Re: Linux 1.79 per cent (was 1.55 in Jan)

did you include android in that stat?

Take that, America! Huawei flips Trump & Co the bird after reporting double-digit % rise in sales and profit

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If you believe...

Competition makes buisinesses better.

Making life difficult in this way for a successful competitive biz like Huawei will only make it stronger.

Mozilla: Windows 7 browser bungle cost us nine MILLION downloads

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still upbto their old tricks

f*ck the law, bundle bad software, delay legal proceedings till its too late.

The Microsoft business model. ®

A Hughes failure: Flat Earther rocketeer can't get it up yet again

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Re: No need to fly


That could also be from the Hipster devops dude with the candycane mocha latte vape goning on.

OSIRIS-REx space probe catches a whiff of water on asteroid Bennu

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Re: Still a mystery?

TAGSAM is an uninspired name. The "Noodly apendage" would have been better if we can find an appropriate backronym

Fed-up graphic design outfit dangles cash to anyone who can free infosec of hoodie pics

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Re: A more realistic image...

Perhaps a little icon of Bob screwing Alice with Eve looking thru the window having a wank.

First successful Hyperloop test module hits 100mph in four seconds

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Re: Snake Oil

There is no reason "pods" can't be as large as planes. Or trains. Or chained together.

Look, look, we've done a driverless AI hype paper thingy, says Mobileye

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Software that automatically blames the other driver. That opinion is going to sell better than the skiis rack.

Free supported Java turns up in latest SQL Server 2019 preview

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Re: Paying Oracle

Its the other way around. People do want to pay for Java support. Just not to Oracle.

Autonomous driving in a city? We're '95% of the way there'

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who's saftey

can someone living in the UK please explain why the pointless wetware inside autonomous vehicles need to wear hi viz jackets?

The Google Home Mini: Great, right up until you want to smash it in fury

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Hi this is Kieren McCarthy, I'm not available right now please leave a message after the beep.


"OK Google, phone 0898 333666"

HTC U11 Life: Google tries to tame the midmarket

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"although I wonder how tolerant midrange buyers are of a phone with no audio jack."

*scrolls to bottom of article, hits forum*

Deal breaker.

Stop using that MacBook Pro RIGHT NOW, says Uncle Sam: Loyalists suffer burns, smoke inhalation and worse – those crappy keyboards

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Re: Customer service?

Which is clearly proposterous because audi drivers drive down the middle of the road no matter what country they are in!

Fed-up graphic design outfit dangles cash to anyone who can free infosec of hoodie pics

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The behoodied one

The hoody is a reference to Zuck who pwnd all you private data ten years ago.

I think it should stay.

Linux 5.3 kernel bundles new, cuddlier, swear-free Torvalds with AMD Radeon Navi graphics support

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Re-read Starship Troopers for a lesson in shouting at people for their own good.

Move it you useless bug hunters, on the bounce!

Paul Allen's six-engined monster plane prepares for space deliveries

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Whats that in one of the el reg standard units.

500,000 packets of sugar means nothing to me.

Tech jocks headed for White House powwow on 'economic matters' (read: Huawei ban)

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Re: Security...

Seems to me almost all new cars are a security threat. Sticking to my mechanical vehicle for the moment.

Samsung's graphene batteries promise to charge five times faster – without exploding

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Re: Still not what customers really want

I seem to be regularly a couple of days parted from the bloody type c usb charger this phone needs.

Want to get $1bn from Apple? Step 1: Move to China. Step 2: Copy Uber

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bit of a Ballmer move

Spend a billion on arriving late, eyeing up someone else's billions, unrelated industry.

Seen that before.

Peak Apple indeed.

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