* Posts by tempemeaty

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Report: Apple returned 8M shoddy iPhones to Foxconn

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Black Helicopters

Weird

Somebody in China hoping quality control is like Dells' was all those years ago and trying to do the same thing to Apple now?

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Notebook makers turn to Android in face of Windows woes

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The refusal

So they're refusing to change Windows 8, instead Microsoft is running to patent troll Android for their revenue and letting the PC sales continue to dive with Windows 8?

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More Brits ditch Apple tablets for Amazon, Google, Samsung kit

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Looking for more?

Could it be the users feel to restricted with Apple and the feeling of a walled garden like system instinctively seeking something less so?

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Bad Microsoft patch trapped you in a boot loop? Here's your fix

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Sounds like it's more window-dressing than an actual fix

It seems to me Microsofts' excuse for the issue is less professional than they've been in the past and their incomplete fix is sad.

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Apple branded porno-peddling perverts by Chinese Pravda

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I figured China accepted Apples' apologies, guess China didn't really want one

Seems Chinese authorities are not gonna let Apple easily do business then. I thought Apple having apologized recently was the right thing. Maybe I thought wrong. Maybe Apple should have put it back in Chinas' face with a terse disclaimer indicating no wrong occurred like Microsoft just did. Obviously apologizing is not getting anywhere with China so why bother anymore. Time to find an alternative to Foxcon and be done with China for a while?

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Antarctic ice sheet melt 'not that unusual', latest ice core shows

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Holmes

Sucks when you build stuff in a bad place

The weather, temperature, land masses, level of the ocean have changed vastly over millions of years and are right now continuing to. Some shifts in any of these variables can come quick in just a short number of years. The only difference now is that human kind suddenly expects the weather to stop changing now because people have just built modern cities on the oceans edge. People would rather tell earth to stop changing than stop building stuff where more sudden earth changes could ruin it.

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Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

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Re: Not the only problem with recent patches

Great, somebody at MS probably broke something in the code and the resulting mess you are seeing is their kludge to make it stay working. Chances are they'll call this USB FUBAR a new "Feature".

Thank God I didn't update last Tuesday.

m(_ _)m

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Microsoft follows Apple into the dock over warranty terms in China

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The Ballmerian push-back may get more in kind

I think the Chinese are saying to Western business here that they are being allowed to be in the Chinese market and to prove they should continue to be allowed. Apple answered correctly and will likely be able to continue for now maybe, it seems they still are good strategists and have some wisdom here.

The Ballmerian push-back response was not as wise at all...

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Google: 'Austin is our next Fiber city.' AT&T: 'Us, too – maybe'

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Good to hear

I applaud Google for announcing it's bringing it's' Fiber to service in Austin. It will greatly change things there for the better.

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MISSING LINK between HUMANS and MONKEYS FOUND

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vocalisation vs lips

The sinus cavity, throat and larynx construction are what make the sounds possible that humans use. The lips approach doesn't really deal with it. I give the man an "A" for effort though. Perhaps if they can find an example of any species that has changed it's chromosome count and lived on to create a variant species, they might have a case for apes becoming human, for instance apes have 48 and humans 46. That might go a LOT further in figuring out how these internal structures used in human vocalization changed so much.

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NASA rules out leading new human lunar expedition

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Big Brother

Doesn't pass the smell test, NASA is dead.

Every time the public doesn't let them off the hook for taking humans into real space exploration NASA changes the rules to something yet another 10-20 years away that can be canceled by another president before NASA is actually forced to really pursue it. It's been smelling like avoidance techniques for far far to long now. Russians will have to partner with China if they want to get anywhere as the US Gov/media complex plunges it's citizens into a news black out as to what is really happening in the rest of the world. Space exploration belongs to China now.

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Microsoft Xbox gaffe reveals cloudy arrogance

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Mushroom

It's just wrong

I don't care if the Internet connection is good or bad. The ass hats have no business making me have to keep my device tethered the web just to use it.

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Google goes on the Blink in WebKit fork FURORE

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And Google says

All your base are belong to us.

So the moment Google sees the last bastion of independence in browsers which is Opera has given it up to use the same one as all the rest Google forks away from it to pull a Microsoft and make their own version. It may not be long with Opera giving itself unto the Beast before Google writes the standards.

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Microsoft's summer update will be called Windows 8.1

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Joke

It's that mossy old greenness...

Microsoft OS 8.1 or in other words MOS 8.1.

Oh look, the Moss ate one. LOL.

Might as well call it that, they are removing bits of the windowing system with every update it seems so can't really keep calling it anything other than Microsofts' OS....

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Playboy submits to Apple with nudity-free 'Pornography 2.0' app

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Heh.....

"Unporn"

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Federal lawyers, MIT threatened following Aaron Swartz' death

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US Gov on over drive

The Gov agencies in the US have swung the way of unrestrained tyranny recently here like a 3rd world dictatorship. No surprise at the blow back it's getting them.

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Living in the middle of a big city? Your broadband may still be crap

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Yup, 5mbps is about it at the moment

I worked for two major telecoms, one in the US and the other in Canada. They had their own internal numbers on what the average speed for their own customers connections were and the numbers sited here match up with them. The US telecom showed average users speed was 5mbps and the Canadian had numbers showing their users had an average of 6mbps. Remarkably the Canadian was about three years ahead of the US on getting on with massive infrastructure upgrades and move to optical lines with fiber to the prem(home) while today that US one is just getting on with fiber to the node with some limited fiber to the prem. Still these new networks being new have issues that older networks have long ago dealt with and worked out. It may be some time yet still before we see anything better than 5mbps speeds if this is true in any of our countries. It's precisely this point I have long wished web masters understood when they splash their companies websites with a profusion of Flash and Java that cause them to load on most broadband connections painfully slow.

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Relaxed Windows 8 rules hint at smaller slabs to come

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Re: It's an f-n alpha OS people....

Yup, it's a very premature release. Now they attempt to get it up to beta at our expense but because it's in the wild this retarded test stage alpha kids level interface will be something they can't back away from. Windows is over, stick a fork in it it's done. Perhaps China will re-invent a marketable PC OS the 3rd party software companies will find agreeable with their needs and ability to support. I hope so at least, the US PC makers don't have what it takes to come up with an alternative OS on their own.

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Microsoft LOVES YOU: Free Wi-Fi on the British railways for a month

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As goes your emial so might go your companys' operations

IMHO the future of Office365 experience has already seen with Outlook365. Business execs don't seem to realize the consequences of outside management of their internal email when they made the Outlook365 switch over. They're cluelessly trusting the security of their in-house proprietary communications and reliability of access to an outside company. They think the name "Microsoft" makes it professional and the name brand magically imparts security and reliability? Perhaps they should ask their employees about that last few times there were glitches in the service or they couldn't access Outlook365 and how much this has happened before going to Office365. Unfortunately I doubt the Executives in companies would consult their staff and far to many will plunge daily operations into the same faltering situation as their Microsoft controlled email is already in.

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Ubuntu support periods slashed

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Why not just release a new version every other week like Firefox. (sarcasm)

Thank God there are a number of Linux choices out there. I dearly hope the other distros don't follow this nonsense.

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Ubuntu tapped by China for national operating system

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China always has their own way, perhaps that's a positive

I'm going to be the go against the flow and applaud Ubuntu. Unity sucks but maybe China will ask why the same software has to always be recompiled to work with every new release of Linux and demand that issue is addressed. Hopefully.

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Oi, Microsoft, where's my effin' toolbar gone?

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Features

It's good to see I'm no alone on this. Buggy UI issues like that seem to come as a feature when running anything on a Windows PC these days. Makes it more of an adventure to get anything done when it really matters.

For years of using Linux and being used to normal things just working I was in shocked at the poor level of functionality when I pulled a new Windows 7 PC out of it's box and started using it. Windows explorer hanging up and not responding at times, program not responding when renaming files, files dragged into a folder still showing on the desktop and not in the folder it was dragged to until you refreshed the screen. Stupid normal everyday stuff not working very well all the time. Indexing running in the background causing PC to slow until it was disabled. Having issues with thumbnail views of files in folders and having to reboot to clear it up, always having to reboot constantly as a matter of course. Sadly I've also had to assist other people struggling with similar buggy glitches at work on their Windows XP machines too. It seems these "features" are perpetual.

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Another MYSTERY evacuation: Google UK empties swanky offices

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Weird stuff

If execs what things done with servers not to be seen doing it by the staff...fire drill....

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Software bug halts Curiosity: Nuke lab bot in safe mode

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So NASA is prone to self induced rover spasms

So they just added a file that the thing didn't like and all they have to do is delete it. That's convenient. At least it tells us they still need it to put on a show for us to cover for what ever else they are doing with it but still not telling us about.

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Beijing IT biz taunts Microsoft: Show us your licence for Office 365

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Re: I'd like to see Microsoft Orifice 356 hacked and cloned....

Heh, plausible. Yeah, what Chinese Gov departments or businesses would want to have to keep their computers on permanent connections to USA servers 24/7 to do their office work. If I was Chinese I'd consider it very suspect. So Microsoft Orifice 356 hacked and cloned, yeah, I can see that happening. I bet those clone servers would more reliability than Microsofts' servers as well.

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China, "The Big One," on tap...but have the waters become luke warm?

I'd hate to be a large Western corporation with a large presence in China only to have operations the there suddenly disrupted due to dependance on Microsoft services when the Chinese Gov authorities block access some cold morning. Considering the multiple levels of gov and different legal business issues such a thing could even happen repeatedly.

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Celebrity conspiracy as Apple attacked over customer service

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Is the Big One increasing presure on outsiders?

It's not unlike the state authorities to sponsor actions against those it deems are unwelcome or that it feels it's in Chinas best interest are contained.

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Windows Phone 8 support to end in 2014

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A series of short supports to an OS in the clouds

Having read this and other articles on Microsoft's latest update plans, it leaves me thinking this is about Microsoft pushing for a new OS version every year now. It's about Microsoft using constant OS version changes to acclimate users to an acceptance(or acquiescence) of/to the outcome being a cloud based OS in the shortest possible time.

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Samsung's new co-CEO: 'Windows isn't selling very well'

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Pint

It would be nice if the PC OEMs learn something from this

Nice to see Samsung pave multiple roads to their future. I hope Samsungs support for Tizen OS does well for them.

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Google to pay laughably minuscule fine over Wi-Fi slurp across US

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Re: Consumers have a reasonable expectation of privacy

The Fact Google was found to have been keeping a backup after it claimed to have discarded the Wi-fi data in question that it slurped begs of intention doesn't it?

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Photonic router vendor exits stealth-mode, sparks hypegasm

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Looks at watch...

I wonder how long before we see Chinese made knock offs once Compass-EOS gets their factory in China producing the equipment for them. Sounds like awesome technology though, I wish them the all the best with this!

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Adobe thinks outside box, nixes retail Creative Suite packaging

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Mushroom

Never mind what the user actually needs.

Have to go to the cloud now at gun point? Looks like having no choice is being swiftly delivered by Adobe. I guess all the monopolies like Adobe and Microsoft are feeling empowered to do as they will to you, it's the cloud or nothing soon. Never mind what the user actually needs. Most American households are suffer with those "average" horrible broad bands speeds they have. Can I put my boot up Adobes' bum now? Please?

Oh and Apples premature discontinuance of Optical discs and Adobes' apparent love of this. They both can stuff it.

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Curiosity succeeds – Mars was wet enough for life!

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Re: meteorite?

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if they tried to drill every rock on the planet just to be sure before moving on with things. m(_ _)m

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It should be interesting to see what NASA's next step from here will be.

Alright, got the chemistry found in the rocks to show it could have supported life to add to the knowledge water once was present on Mars. Now that this is out of the way I hope it opens the door they need to allow for actually looking at the really interesting stuff they've been caught running from a lot lately.

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Outages plague Hotmail and Outlook users

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Joke

I give to Ballmer the Native American name "Crashing Cloud"

I hope Microsoft gets a handle on their cloud soon because in the last few weeks they have had an unusual number of outages for such.

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Coca Cola in the dock over illegal China GPS map claims

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Terminator

AYBABTU

Now that China has all American trained engineers in their own schools teaching American level Engineering, state of the art factories being built by the thousands, making everything themselves and need nothing more from westerners they are beginning to say "All your base are belong to us" to all the big Western Corporations.

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GoDaddy gone, daddy: Websites go titsup in server assault

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I figured no one cared about GoDaddy enough a DDoS on them anymore. I wonder if it's more the same old same old or did they do something new to hork off world wide interweb netizens.

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Elon Musk's 'Grasshopper' hover rocket scores another test success

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Woooooooooot!

Fantastic work. They are doing it right!

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Mozilla to Apple: we don't care about iOS

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Re: Is this a bit strange

Yup!

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MakerBot demos 3D object scanner that fits on your desk

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Quads please

Hollywood already uses digitizers to create 3D meshes of sculpted work for monsters, masks and whatnot. Digitizers have allowed the creation of good four pointed polygon based 3D mesh. Scanning has been a poor substitute for digitizers because of the random disorganized polygons they generate. It would be nice if they've discovered a process to create good four point poly meshes with scanning. That would be true progress in recording objects to a computer 3D mesh that's useful. That is what I hope is happening here.

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