* Posts by Khaptain

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Office 2013 now on sale for business customers

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Re: @AC Eadon

No one forces office users to use office. I gave my users tbe possibility to use both. Out of thirty users only one of said he prefered Libre Office and he is the one that wants Linux to be brought into the office. Evetyone else just keeps using Ms Office.

Personally I also prefer it. It is stable Outlook is an excellent tool that has no true alternative. The interfaces and usabilty are extremely mature. They use a common enterprise format. Installations are simple. It costs us about 30 euros per position. Most problems can be resolved with Google. It doesnt feel like using technology from the 2nd world war. The macros and vba ensure endless possibilities. Etc etc etc etc.

As much as it peeves the Linux crowd Ms Office is an excellent product.

The Germans are returning to Ms Office or did you miss that point. They have saved money on their servers but not on their office suite.

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@AC Troll

And just what would you suggest is truly on par with office ? Please be carefull and avoid making a fool of yourself by answering the usual "Libre Office", Open Office solutions, they are really not on par.....

Ask yourself why the German Foregien Office made a u-turn ? In the end it would have cost them more money, not less to deploy the "free" solution. Go figure...

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Halfbrick takes gaming to another level

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Re: It never ceases to amaze me

If you are asking yourself these kinds of questions, see it as a good thing, it means that you are temporarily returning to sanity.

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His Holiness Benedict XVI to tweet to his Catholic flock

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1.2 billion followers

That puts the Pope on the about the same level as Zuckerberg and I wouldn't trust either of them.

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Curiosity finds organics on Mars, but possibly not of Mars

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Re: One or two questions

Cheers Mongo, sounds quite plausable.

NASA really don't need to make the same mistakes as the moon photos this time. For their own credibility, it is very very important that everything remains above board.

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One or two questions

For such a dry, dusty planet it's a little surprising at how clean the Curiosity is, apart from the wheels.

Why would the dust stick to the wheels if the climate is dry anyway ?

This is obviously a very wide angle lens which must be sitting on a pole about 2m above ground level. ( Slightly lower than the height of Curiosity itself) Otherwise we would be able to see the top of the squarish box on top of the shaft on the left hand side.

Judging by the tire tracks on the bottom right hand side, it may have been Curiosity the planted the camera on a pole, drove back a little then did a little modeling for itself.

How was that camera fired, remote control ? What kind of camera was it ? How did they retrieve the images from the camera ? How do they manage to keep the camera batteries charged for so long ?

The whole thing seems to be pretty evenly lit up. Judging by the shadows of the wheels the Sun must be almost at 12:00. There is no lens flare, does the camera/lens have a hood. How do they manage to calibrate fstops and exposure on Mars ? Does the camera transmit all of that data in real time or is everything on fully automatic.

How did they manage to get the Curiosity bang in line with the Camera lens. Or is this a video camera instead of a stills camera....

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Tech titans lose our loyalty: Are fanbois a dying breed?

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Re: Seems to me that the biggest fanboys run most of the media.

It's a catch 22 situation ::::

The fanbois loyalty initially creates momentum.

This in turn increases the user base.

A large enough user base allows the company to grow.

Company growth expands its R&D.

Company brings out new Fanboi products.

Fanbois happy but market reaches saturation.

Saturated market turns Fanbois elsewhere.

Company implodes due to unsustainable internal costs.

Moral of the story : The Fanbois will always exist but they are constantly evolving, changing growing like a cancer and they themselves will eventually destroy the source of their existance.

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Re: Several points

<quote>It is going to change from the bottom up, as Trevor suggests. The large companies will still move very slowly, but small does also give the opportunity to be agile.</quote>

I very much doubt that change will come from the bottom, corporate strategy is almost always determined from the Top -> Down. It is in this manner that the upper management and bean counters can ensure their own survival. Unfortunately this same idea is replicated within politics, finance and the various legal institutions.

If corporate leaders bought into the Freeware/Alternative ideas there would be no more kickbacks, pots de vin and junkets that they have been accustomed to.

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Several points

I can't really determine the point of the article. It sounds like what you are really trying to say is that Microsft has lost its monoploy. I am afraid that this is not quite true and probalby wont happen for a long time yet. You gave RIm and Novell as examples, I could return the example of looking at IBM or Apple.....

There is a large distinction between Professional and Personal requirements. In the personal world I agree that we can do almost anything from a multitude of devices. However in the professional world that quite simply is not the case. There are far too many OS or Device specific applications that quite simply cannot be performed on anything but the original platform.

How many CAD/CAM professionals can move instantly from Windows to Linux or Apple or vice versa?.

How many companies have thousands/millions of hours worth of development on thick clients from which there is very little escape ?

How many devices are in existance that simply dont have Linux or Apple drivers ?

Hypothetically we can move about between platforms but in the real world things are a lot less simple, especialy within the large corporations. Smaller SMEs might intially have that luxury but they too become quickly "captured" because they find that the principal application/device/most cost effective solutions only exists within one platform.

By remaining on one platform we retain a certain homogenity which is required in order to be efficient. I am not avocating any one given platform, I am advocating that a multi of platforms does not necassarily make as any more proficient, which at the end of the day is the purpose.

Also, the web is a multi platform environment, which is almost platform independant, but in general it is only one of the many tools that companies need/require. There are a multitude of other requirements that force a lock-in to a given environment.

You quoted an example of writing your articles and the various multi platform solutions that you used but at the end of the day the only important item/platform amongst them was your brain. All you really needed was a pencil and paper, everything else is just a bunch of gadgets that we are led to believe increase productivity. I am sure that there are days when even all those gadgets won't help create interesting articles.....

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British biz gets one in five of its pounds from the INTERNET

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Even though 1 in 5 firms still don't have a website

Strange. I never really saw the need for my Butcher, Baker, Newspaper shop, Local Bar or the Cheese shop to have any need whatsoever for a Website. They seem to be doing pretty well, they provide good products, the villagers use them on a daily basis and you are always made to feel welcome.

"Even though 1 in 5 firms still don't have a website" .. maybe they simply don't need them, see them as an unneccasary expense. Not every one has the intention of becoming the next Branson, Walmart or SuperConglomerate......

I hate these kinds of articles, they sound more like "Why aren't all the sheep eating from the same trough"....

"How dare someone take another approach than the one that we have designed for them".

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Groupon chief Mason keeps his job - despite rubbish share price

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Web Diarrhea Platform

Personally I see Groupon as belonging to the same group as social media platforms, Facebook, Google+ etc,

"full of promise but severely lacking substance."

Mason is laughing all the way to the bank whether Groupon succeeds or not, he has undoubtedly already received/pocketed a "large" sum of monies for his "undivided attention" and hard graft !!!!!

Mason himself being just another greedy bastard thriving on the ignorance of the population, his intention was never to provide good service and quality. It was to play the middle man for businesses whos profit margins were squeezed for Groupons benefit.

The middlemen really are the parasites of this earth, they do nothing substantial but manage to reap most of the profits.

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Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro gets laptop-level price

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Re: Strategists and Economists

Which would weigh in around at 2Kg and have a 17" screen........and don't you love lugging those things around.

The principal idea behind tablets etc is not about price or cost cuttiing, it's about portability and the more it is portable the more likely it will get "ported". Price comes down with volume and initially there is no volume, so everyone has to wait until the interest sparks or otherwise they remain at the top end of the price chain.

If you can't afford one, don't buy on, just move on and buy your £250 laptop.

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Re: Strategists and Economists

I agree, they were designed for Keyboard and Mouse but if I have understood correctly the Surface Pro can use both ( when needed)....

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Strategists and Economists

It would be an interesting experience to sit in on a MS Strategists and Economists meeting in order to try and understand the reasoning behind the pricing structure but anyway....it seems to have some positive points

Yes, it can run full blown windows programs.

Yes, it is almost as good as Windows 7. ( W8 meh, yes I have tried it for several weeks and still dont like TIFKAM).

Yes, it is VERY expensive.

Yes, the Touch Surface is more of a gadget than a utility but the keyboard is damned usefull for anything mildly serious.

Yes, it is light and that means a few hundred less grams, even kilos for some, to lug about, always a good thing.

No, it will never have the Apple Shinyness but then again that really doesn't matter in the office.

It is a serious BYOD because it can get locked down as any other device running W7 / W8. This is a good thing...even though I don't care for BYOD. ( no need for Citrix sessions for example )

Will it be a success, I doubt it.. Competition is strong, its' not a tablet, its not an Ultrabook, its ok on portability. It probably wont appeal to the public at large but corporations will definately have a look at this seriously.

Lets wait and see what battery life it has in the real world.

Lets wait for some serious bashing about in the train, the car, the office floor and see how it stands up.... We will need to see an industrial/military version also ( toughbook style)..

An I interested in one , yes, but not at that price, if it were to drop to the 400 Euro mark, keyboard included, I would snap one up.

It will be interesting to follow this one. I hate W8 but I quite like the idea of the Surface Pro.....hhhmmmmm

Will it run W7 correctly......

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Can supermodel Heidi Klum save Windows 8? Not so fast

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On second thoughts

What's the betting that a certain Mr Sinofsky won't be added to list of celebrities desired for marketing w8.......

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Japan firm offers mums-to-be 3D printed unborn infants

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Whats next

There is something completely unwholesome here. A human foetus is something that nature hides from us until it is time to make its appearance into the world: nature usually does things for its own good reasons.

What possible relevance could having a plastic foetus have for anyone ? Will it get passed around at parties ? Imagine being handed one of these damned things and the mother saying "just look how cute Alison was when she was a foetus".

So what's next.

* Keeping little bottles of sperm in order to say , "one of these sperms made the rush forward with the one from which you were born".

* Meet George the "Inflatible feotus".

* Why not plastic gonadss ( oops the Yanks already have these - Truck Nuts I believe they call them).

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Drop Box and Dropbox, begs new sync 'n' share start-up

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Egnyte - Who the f*** are they

Got to agree with the first post...... Pure marketing, maybe El Reg can share some of the funding receieved, like buying some beer for the unfortunate bastards that read the article hoping to learn something.

Smells as solid as the Facebook IPO.....

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Nokia's imaging chief makes surprise exit

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Stabbing in the dark here

Possible answer might derive itself from "On your marks, Get Set, Go."

Spoken by a Cocaine snorting Scotsman might sound something like "Get-Go".

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Sam Sung found in Apple Store SHOCKER

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Not what I would have imagined

If El Reg had reported that a Spanish "Arsh Ole" or a Finnish "Somec Unt" worked in a Apple store now that would have made my day.

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Evildoers can now turn all sites on a Linux server into silent hell-pits

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Infallible does not exist

An infallible system is one which does not exist. Root Accounts can be obtained by many different means and none are as good as Human Error, be it logical or intellectual.

Anyone that believes that system A or Distro B is unhackable looks like a fool everytime a new hack is discovered.

Hackers have time on their hands and lots of it, and there are lots of them. Eventually they will and do find errors, backdoors or will even socially engineer a PFY.

Then you have to prevent "Inside Jobs", "industrial hacking", ex-employee that still hold hidden passwords, the list goes on and on......

It's laughable to see those that are "shocked" to learn that someone hacked Linux, it is definately secure but definately not un-hackable........

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Ten... PC games you may have missed

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Why all the death and destruction

I could never understand and still don't understand the Zombie Shoot Em Up/ Kung Fu thing/kill everything in sight kind of games........... and yet they still prove to be very popular...

I'm getting old but I much prefer/prefered the adventure games, Simon the Sorceror, Monkey Island, Myst, Gabriel Knight.... Some if not all of them required a little thought, ( ok some pixel hunting was also required).

The shoot em ups never seem to hold any surprises and have very little story, you know in advance that the number of enemies will increase as you "progress" and that you will eventually arrive at the the Boss.. The action can get intense which means the scenery takes a very secondary role.....interest in general is extremely limited..

Just my point of view, although that Ninja thing looks like it might be worth a look.

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Oprah Winfrey too late to save Microsoft's Windows 8

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Re: Windows 8 launch hasn't gone as expected for the world's largest software maker.

@JDX

I understood your initial position but the minority in this case, the Nerds, can have a major impact on IT in general. They have a Tech Savvy* approach that is often communicated to friends, familly and work mates.

You are right in the case that most people don't have any expections, most people do not have any interest or expectations in IT at all.

But,in the context of this thread I think it is safe to assume that "everyone" can be assumed as being "those that have an interest in, for example, new OS's, ie : the Nerdy IT Crowd.

The general consensus of the Nerds has been very disfavourable for W8, up until now, and there appears to be many that expect, almost desire, W8 to fail....

*Tech Savvy, this is a bit of a vague term so YYMV. Basically they have more knowledge than the non IT crowd.

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Re: Not a catchy enough tune?

<quote>Still better than that "wub wub wub" noise they used to advertise IE (by using avengers, Aston Martin and that dinosaur eat the thing on the string game).</quoute>

I must admit to having never seen that publicity but your description in wonderfull. I can't help but try and imagine how they managed to fit Wub, Wub , Wub, an Aston Martin, an Avenger and a Dinosaur on a string into the same 30 second slot....... in order to publicise Internet Explorer.

Conjures up some strange images

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Re: Windows 8 launch hasn't gone as expected for the world's largest software maker.

Tut tut , JDX, thats a little touchy for someone that also frequents the Nerd Minority, does your mum approve of that ?

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Why IT chiefs are irrelevant to Microsoft's Windows 8 strategy

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Re: Hmmm

If I was to try and summarize your last point it might go along the lines that the BYOD devices are not actually replacements for our main working tools, the telephone and/or the laptop, but are in fact a "supplementary" means of increasing the range of tools at ones disposition..

In that case then, yes, I can see the point of BYODs.

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Re: Hmmm

@Magister,

I can understand your point of view and it may very well be that we work in completely different industries but I just can't see how people can be "profitable" using their own devices. I am making the presumption that their own devices will not be "laptops" as they are easy to come by in most compaines today..

Without a full keyboard and/or possibly a mouse/good pointing devcie I just can't imagine what "productive" effort can be made on a tablet or a smartphone.

I can understand a Sales/Marketing person using a tablet in order to present a PPT but apart from that I must be pretty short on ideas. I don't have an unlimited budget but if I wanted tablets or other toys I could easilly get them but personally I dont see how they could help me as an IT Manager/administrator.

Maybe if I hear/see some reasonable productive examples or use cases I might possibly change my point of view... i just haven't see anything usefull yet.

- Remote Desktop depends too much on carrier signal/strength.

- Editing anything other than basic text files is terrible on anything that doesn't possess a keyboard.

- Anything requires finesse in selection is a nightmare without a mouse or high precision poiting device.

- I don't need or use Social Media or Web 2.0 gadgets.

* I agree that tablets are usefull for Media Consumption but this is not really a business requirement.

* I can catch up on "El Reg" in the tram on my Galaxy Note.

* I have realtime access to my email with my BB.

* I have a laptop/VPN/3G Dongle for weekend work and travel.

All of the above supplied by the company. Except the Galaxy Note.

I am all ears in relation to understanding reasons for BYOD....

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Re: Really?

It also assumes that the user would actually have knowledge of the current/ future systems. Apart from the Tech Savvy very few people are capable of distinguishing between version of OS's.

I asked someone one day which Operating System they have on their work computer and they answered "MS Word I think"....... This came from someone with a degree and who was by no means an idiot.....just a little clueless on IT.

The questions in this survey were really twisted....

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Re: Hmmm

@Magister

<quote>Some IT people (and business managers) take the view that staff will have to accept the company view or go elsewhere; guess what, they will move on.</quote>

Have you ever tried to understand why IT or Management might take that approach ?

And I think you might be surpised at how many people are in the position make the decision "to move on" just because they couldn't BYOD..... Would you really refuse a job because of that ???'

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Yet another hack at pushing BYOD.

<Quote from Forrester>"

"But we do expect that employees will force IT to have a formal support policy for Windows 8 for employee-owned devices. Windows 8 will accelerate BYOD demand. "

So we have now decided that the only way to make changes in a company is to use a back door/low level trick of getting the employees to "override" the upper management decisions - because the employees "want" to bring in their own devices !!!!!!!!.

Some problems here :

* The employees don't hold the purse strings.

* The employees don't generally understand the importance of budgets.

* Employees will look no futher than the end of their noses.

* The employees do not have to support Device X, Y, Z etccc...

* Companies buy devices in order to get jobs done, not to simply please their employees.

* An employeee bringing their own material probably won't bring it for the purposes of working.

and finally

* Employees are just that - Employees.

Side note : The term "employees" is used in the Non Management, Non Decision making kind of employee.

Who profits from BYOD, probably not the company and definately not the employee. Therefore, this push of BYOD is stemming from whom exactly, the manufacturers, Microsoft, Gartner et al ?

It would be more interesting to ask the employees:

* Would you like to bring you own devices to work : 90% would reply Yes.

* Would you like to bring you own devices to work for work purposes : 5% might reply Yes.

The <ul>majority</ul> of employees probably want to BYOD for their own purposes, Facebook, Twitter et al.. There probably are one or two that have a genuine requirement but it may be more advisable for them to simply change job if the correct material is not being supplied.

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The Sinofsky Letters: Defenestrated Windows overlord corresponds

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Re: Smiling and shuddering...

Nostalgia Zombieman, pure nostalgia.

At that time I was learning how to do Hooks and Chains in Assembler in order to intercept the file read and write routines , Int 13h, AH=02 or Int 13h,AH=03 . I won't go into the details of why, lol.. Lets just say it was a very interesting period.

I seem to remeber that Softice was very popular during that period.....

It was back when IT was fun.

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Re: Windows Explorer, my excuse......

And you are probably running the a 386dx and understand the following lines

DEVICE=C:\Windows\HIMEM.SYS

DOS=HIGH,UMB

DEVICE=C:\Windows\EMM386.EXE NOEMS

LH C:\Windows\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE /D:123

Seriously though, there are some nice keyboards today and the windows key is actually really damned usefull...

Shame that my Thinkpad never had one

or alternatively for the Linux Ladies

xev | gawk '/keycode/{if($0!=l)printf "0x%x\n",$4;l=$0;}'

( et voila you have thewindows key)

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Re: Windows Explorer

Honestly there is no excuse for not learning the shortucts for basic system commands

Win = Start Menu

Win + E = Windows Explorer

Win + R = Run

Win + D = Show the Desktop

These are just the basic everday shortcuts using the Windows Key..... The start menu has its role but the shortcuts should not be forgotten,,,,, I try and teach them to all of our staff, they have a complete list though, especially the Ctrl+X,C,V,F,A,Z which are highlighted and in bold ( ctrl+b).......

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World Bank says world likely to warm by four degrees

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Re: the World Bank's slogan

That all depends on whether you mean as a percentage of the current population or as a whole number and also how you define poverty ......

In 1980 there were approx 4.4 Billion people on the earth of which approx 850 Million hungry people.

In 2011 there were approx 7 Billion people on the earth of which approx 925 Million hungry people

The actual Percentage figure is dropping but the actual number of hungry people is still rising. Is that what you call doing pretty well.....

Percentages mean nothing when you don't know if you will be able to eat today.

* Figures : Worldhunger.org

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The World Fucking Bank

The World Bank has one goal - TO MAKE ITSELF RICHER.......

* A poor man will go to jail for stealing in order to feed himself.

* A banker will steal for "greed" and then we allow him to buy another Porsche/Yacht/Luxury item.

I am not advocating a communist society but it has become extremely vague where capitalism is heading.

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Apple said to have let the name of the next OS X cat out of the bag

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Pussy

Why don't they call it Pussy, everybody loves a good pussy.

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Housewife iPhone mules on trial in China

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Re: Visions of a cavity search

That is maybe the real reason for them having rounded corners....

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Author of '80s classic The Hobbit didn't know game was a hit

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Re: Typo in my post - Does anyone know the etimology of the word "Inglish"?

I presume you also meant "etymology"....

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Ubuntu gaining ground in website deployments

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Re: It's a moot point, not a mute point.

Mute, moot : I didn't even give it a second thought, my English has gone way down hill......

Lol, when i see the number of mistakes that I have made in that last post, ouchhh.

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Re: Ubuntu is not a UI

With Linux it is often difficult to discern what the term OS really means - Linux itself is the Kernel. And most people confuse "Linux" as being an OS, it is not.

The Linux Kernel takes care of the various IO requests, disk read and write and memory management etc. Personally I find it difficult not to consider this as being the OS, after all it is doing all of the operating.

Obviously at the kernel does not provide a UI, nor a compiler, nor the miriad of other programs that we need to successfully make a machine usefull. This I believe is where the border lies as to what constitues an OS.

Ubuntu is a layer around the kernel, Ubuntu does not do memory management , disk write/reads or process IO commands. It merely provides a connection to the Kernel in order that these tasks can be performed. Can it therefore be considered an OS. Just as any other distros......

It is a mute point that could be argued forever but I want to at explain my reasoning behind "Ubuntu is an UI".

PS ( Yes, I agree that the kernel on its own would not be able to do very much)

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The article fails to mention WHY

The fact that one distro over another in secondary in relation to WHY.

What does Ubuntu Server improve on or offer that the others don't ?

Ubuntu is a UI, I don't understand why Apache, Mysql would really care about the front end of the OS.

Is it just because the newbies have been fed on Shuttleworth marketing or is there a real reason ....

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Anonymous attacks Israeli websites over Gaza bombings

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Nothing better to do

This war has been going on and of for many years; in its current form since 1948....

I get the feeling that Anonymous have very little idea about what is really going on in Israel/Palestine. If they did

1 : They would not be so stupid as to attack Israel who has some of the most technologically aware teams that exist today.

2 : The Palestinians can easilly live without the Internet, they are more worried about Food and Water than being able to Tweet. They are a hardy people with nothing left to lose, they are not a bunch off script kiddies sitting in front of computer screens with nothing better to do than pretend to be the International Internet Law Enforcement Group.

Anonymous is becoming synonymous with Kids with No Ideas or Purpose. What talent they have/once had is slowly disappearing into nothingness..... The original members of Anonymous must be embarrased about what the ideal has become..

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Fart-buster underpants selling well among Japanese salarymen

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Re: Definately a Friday afternoon article

Sphincter control mastery is not a subject that we see to often on El Reg... I am not sure that it is a very common subject outside of the proctologists cabinet....

Ok those that practice their Kegels regulary might occasionaly give it a crossing thought but probably not for the same reason....

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Re: @ symbol_soup

And that is only the Australian men, the women can be worse...

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Definately a Friday afternoon article

Are they also noise absorbant ?

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Facebook stock plunge halts - despite insiders being freed to sell

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Artificial increase maybe

Have these shares been artifically increased by any chance, the brokers need the shares to be traded regardless of whether the price goes up or comes down ?

Just a supposition.

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Pollster predicts mega UK smart TV sales

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Doesn't make much sense really

The interwebs are more often than not a personal affair. I generally don't spend "internet" time hunched around a screen with other prople. The fact of the matter is that is very difficult to agree on what site/theme/video that everyone wants to watch/google etc..... The web is "Interactive" and usually requires a fair bit of reading which involves being quite close to the screen. ( Close is a relative term and YMMV)

TV on the other hand is a lot less "interactive", it is a Couch Potato medium that can be enjoyed by several people at a time. It usually involves very little reading and in general is viewed from a distance of 1 - 4 metre or more.

From my personal point of view, ( I don't own a television but have done in the past) the two mediums are very different cups of tea and as such are not really "compatible" from a physical/group effort/ collective point of view.

Desktop boxes already provide a large selection of useless interfaces, will the web really bring anything anymore usefull...

All of this seems more like consumerism than requirement.

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Disney plans three Lucasfilm flicks EVERY YEAR

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Can't imagine that success will be easy

Star wars IV, V and VI were relatively well scripted films which were at the technical forefront when they were released. We quickly identified with the actors, the humour and the desire to understand how the Universe could be saved from impending destruction.

Star wars I, II and III never seemed to hit of on any of the aformentioned points. They were simply "bland" in comparison , they felt contrived and wearying.

Disney now has to the challenge of trying to avoid falling into the same trap of Franchise Produced Efforts. The fact that they now own the rights will definately not garauntee them anything.

I truly hope that they spend more money on script writers than effects, that the actors know how to act and that the series will not become destined for the "younger" generations or try to cover up poor production/direction/storyline with the use of 3D effects .

Disney, if anyone , should have the talent available , let's hope they put it to good use .

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Samsung readies bendy smarties for 2013

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Not such a bad idea

I "presume" it makes themn less breakable and possibly more wear resistant.

They will also adapt better when in your pocket, most notably the front jeans pocket... I know the idea is a gimmick but wait until we see what the bofins will eventually manage to integrate them into, could be interesting.

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Apple retail stores most productive in US – by far

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Long term bet

And for how long does everyone expect this to continue for Apple? Steve Jobs was the figurehead of a very successful company. Tim Cook is most certainly not a figurehead. The driving force behind Apple is gone and I beleive that we will soon start to feel the change.

6000 today, 3000 tommorrow and then we close shop.

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Sorority girls gone wild: '1 to 3' casual sex 'hookups' every month

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Porn Capital Recruitement

The United States is the largest producers of Porn in the world.

American College girls have lots of sex.

Can we conclude therefore that it is the colleges that are behind the Sex Industry......

No wonder everyone wants to go to college.....

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