* Posts by Khaptain

3117 posts • joined 4 May 2008

Windows boss Steve Sinofsky exits Microsoft

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Hang on a moment

This is bad news, Sinofsky will be replaced by Larson-Green. Shit, this is the woman that was reponsable for Program Management, UI and Research. Well, we all know what her research into UI did, TIFKAM ring a bell anyone.

Now we are going to have the Monkey Balmer being seconded someone that probably appears to be a little bit "confused".

Share prices will take a hit, Balmer will blame Larson-Green. Larson -Green will follow Sinofsky and Ballmer replaces yet another chief bod..... There is a connecting element in the affair but the sweaty chair throwing monkey always remains in the same place..

Maybe it is time that the Shareholders stepped in a removed Ballmer once and for all. He must have some good qualities but once thing is for sure, we never get to see any of them.

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Microsoft's touching Xmas gift for Brits: MORE licensing price hikes

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Re: No Price Rise For Linux

@AlbertH

I can agree with some of what you are saying but reading this and some of the other comments I would like to know how and why you think

linux admins are free or cheap : wrong ( All staff cost money)

linux admins do not need training : wrong ( we all need training and it all costs money)

linux sytems need to be updated : correct ( Yes Linux systems need to be updated like all other systems in the world and systems updates cost money.).

Linux has no bugs : wrong ( The kernel might be relatively bug free but all software has bugs and bugs cost money to fix)

Linux has not security problems : wrong ( All systems have security problems and most of them come from the inside and yes, they also cost a lot of money.)

Linux desktops offer the same of more than MS for free: Wrong ( The users still need training and MS are an industry standard, Linux has no real standards, there are various flavors of the day but that can change real quick in the Linux world. Ubuntu is popular today, it might be Mint tommorrow. Libre office today, Star office tommorrow, Gnome today, KDE tommorrow- Companies can't afford to keep up to date with the bleeding edge. .

I am not saying that MS is any better than Linux or vice versa, both have their qualities, what I am saying is that both systems cost money. Redhat Enterprise support is not free, and we are beginning to see more and more Linux houses requiring funds, these funds have to be paid for by someone, and it almost always means that the corporates will be doing the paying.

Linux is an alternative system but it is not free......

I have been "playing " with various Linux distros for about 20 years or so now, my first distro was Yggdrasil. I know of the advantages and disadvatanges of linux but even after 20 years it still hasn't produced a decent desktop and thats where the real test lies. There are probably 30 or 40 end users for every server, if you want to make an impact you have got to grab the Desktop market not the server market......

( PS: I don't count Android as Linux because only Google can make any real changes which is a shame because it is the best Linux distro out there..........)

<End of Rant>

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Re: No Price Rise For Linux

We have in the region of 256 servers within the data centre and anywhere between 10 and 60 servers in the satellites offices spread throughout the world.

Take a guess which OS is not all of these servers, and no Linux is not one of them....

You belong to the poor crowd of IT that still believes that Microsoft is incapable of creating a decent server OS or DB, sorry to inform you but you are wrong.

On top of that I wont even bother to mention the number of desktops within our organisation and again Linux is on none of them. We are not a dedicated MS house it's just that they provide the tools and OS that get the job done in relation to our requirements.

Your belief in what can't be done will definately limit your capacity to what can be done......

I will repeat that the cost of the Software is nothing compared to all of the other elements that must be factored in ......

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Re: No Price Rise For Linux

Licencing costs are only part of the equation and can never be judged on their own.

Support, userbase, usability, industry standards, shelf life, customer requirements, in house training and knowledge, staff replacement, hosting, compatibility are to name a few other "thoughts" before using/moving to open source.

There is a hell of a lot of software within industry that simply has no Open Source alternative or viable solutions.

If Linux truly presented a solution to business, they would already be using it. Software costs are usually spread out over 3 - 5 year periods and as such are not a very large line in a budget. Staff costs, hardware and projects developement on the other hand can really blow a budget to pieces.

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Coffee next on climate chopping-block

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Welcome to the future

As stock markets begin to lose their capacity to generate income, the investors will flock whole heartily to the last remaining garaunteed sourece of revenue, commodites.

I believe that in the very near future elements such as Sugar, Food Grains, Coffee, Rice etc will become the true gold. In order to increase their values a thousand excuses will suddenly become valid and all in order to make the resources "scarce".........

The "climate" boys will tell us about increasing droughts hence the lack of Grain.

The "climate" boys will tell us about increasing rough seas, lost cargos, hence the lack of Rice.

The "warmongers" will tell us about political problems in south Amercia and hence a lack of sugar..

ad infinitum.....

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US condom rules 'will cause nasty RED RINGS on porn stars' todgers'

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Re: Porn for the Yanks

"Esther Rantzens' bathroom"

I forgot to mention that the visit was whilst she was using it .

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Porn for the Yanks

I reckon that the real reason for the condoms is the fact that the film studios are simply shit scared of being sued by the actors.

In any event if you want good porn, there is no point in watching the Yankee stuff, European is the way to go, and if you want real hardcore or just plain disgusting its definately going to be German ( they can get real weird.)

Faffing about with Condoms is about as exciting as visting Esther Rantzens' bathroom.

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Microsoft to biz: Just so you get off XP, we don't mind if you go Win 7

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Ruggedised Panasonic laptops

I believe that most enterprises and SMEs are NOT using "Ruggedised Panasonic laptops" within the workplace.

These Panasonic Laptops ( I presume that they are the C2 Versions) have something the most people at work don't have TOUCH SCREENS.

W8 was built for use with Touch Interfaces and people that like Social Networking.

It's a bit like showing off what the latest Military Amphibious Vehicule can do at a 4*4 conference. It looks great but no one is going to rush out and buy one, 1st they are not readilly available, they are costly and serve no real purpose on a daily basis..

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Facebook warehousing 180 PETABYTES of data a year

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WTF?

We know that they have lots of data but

Who are the people buying this shit.

On Tuesday morning at 08:00, George, a 20 year old student from London, stated that he liked eating lemons whilst watching morning television

On Tuesday morning at 08:02, Michael, one of Georges friends, a 23 year old unemployed bricklayer from Berkleyshire, clicked on a button named "Like" in reponse to Georges amazing revelation.

What kind of people buy this kind of information. George and Michael are probably representive of "Nothing".

Do FB just try and hope that their Data Mining techniques will eventually pull up statistiques that might eventually be usefull to a possible startup that is attempting to bring another useless product into the market. Are the major companies also buying into this shit ?

Honestly who is paying good money to analyse what facebook users are doing.

It is so f/****cking sad that FB even exists never mind people buying data from Zuck and Co.

It makes my skin crawl when I look at what society is becoming. The governments don't even need to try and herd the sheep into a corner they are doing it all their own.

Why is there no Angry icon.....

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App designed for safe sending of naughty selfies is rife with risks

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Re: Anyone checked their servers?

I would be suprised to learn that the images were not being intercepted why else would they make such an app.

<--- Big brother probably is watching

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So you want an office of Apple Macs - here's a survival guide

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I just dont get it

Who belongs to this demographic of people of wanting to bring their own very expensive Mac hardware into a corporate environment ?

I have worked in SMEs on and of for 15 years, I now work for a very large corporate structure and never have I heard anyone asking to bring in or use their own material. All of my companies have always supplied everything that is necassary for the employees.

Please enlighten us as to who all of the people are!

Everytime I hear a BYOD arguement I try to imagine who or what is behind the "sales pitch".......

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Mmm, what's that smell: Coffee or sweat? How to avoid a crap IT job

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Walk round the office

After the usual "we are the greatest", "we take everything very seriously"," come work for us" drivel that the interviewee spouted at me, we went for a quick tour of the offices.

I asked if I could see the server room, wooooowwwwww.... There was carpet on the floor, no, not antistatic carpet or special office carpet, just the normal synthetic "static producing" carpet and the servers were held not in a rack, they just sat on the carpeted floor. I was afraid to move, I could just feel the static building up under my feet as we "shuffled" round the back of the machines.........

The interview didn't last long afterwards with this "Very Serious" company. Yes the walk round the office is definately important...

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Tiny Ubi Android machine pre-orders open

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Re: What people?

Sorry to annonce this but machines do not possess intelligence, they merely possess small quantities of logic.

If the logic is not complete enough to understand your vocal commands then blame the programmer not the machine.

It really is very important to understand the difference......

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One in seven North American home networks full of malware

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Do it the American way

Send the local sheriff round and get him to "Pop a Cap" in the offending piece of hardware.......

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TRULY sinister blond madman signed for Bond 24, whisper insiders

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Sidekicks

Garry MCKinnon as one of deranged sidekicks, Kim Dotcom as the other....

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Google Nexus 4 flips finger at Sandy, appears on YouTube

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Consensus - Are you Swedish

I hereby downvote myself for not being Swedish and hence incapable of understanding a single word from the YT vid.

Thanks ElReg, that was about as useful as being RickRolled.

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Microsoft's 'official' Windows 8 Survival Guide leaks

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Waterboarding

That last image looks a lot like the American method used for "Data Extraction".

I wonder what's worse , Waterboarding or accidentaly activating TIFKAM.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U410 14in Ultrabook review

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Not a Thinkpad

Thinkpads are synonymous with quality, durability and usability, this is just way of the mark.

I have a 6 year old T43p at home that is still used daily, 14" matte screen, 1400*1024 resolution with 2 Gb of ram and it runs W7 like a dream. ( I have changed the disk twice and the charger twice though.)

I have dropped it several times, its a little scraped and bashed up but the keyboard still functions like new and it is a wonderfull machine to work on.

I really dont beleive that this "Non Thinkpad" will live up to the same abuse.. ( Ok I paid a lot more for the T43p but it is a true Thnikpad).

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Apple unveils iPad mini, upgrades its big brother

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Underwhelming.

Not really easy to understand the intended market

Apple appear to be saturating their own market.

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Windows 8 'bad' analyst says Store is a weakness

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Re: What is the market that MS are aiming for ?

Oops that should read.

Professionals do NOT need tablets

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Re: What is the market that MS are aiming for ?

"BUT THE MAJORITY of users do not care about running office on a tablet."

I admit to going of on the wrong tangent after making this remark. The point of the matter was the most folks who already possess a tablet only have one for consumption and not for creation , hence the remarks concerning Youtune and Angry Birds.

Office will not be enough to change the minds of those that already have a tablet or a considering upgrading.

There are a minor few that use tablets for professional reasons but again they are not being used for creation, its more "look at my new Powerpoint" ( which weas created on their PC or Portable).

My whole point is based on the fact that Professionals do need tablets as they do not fill in the same role as a portable does/can. I can spend a whole week using just my portable, I would hate to try and spend a whole week with nothing but a tablet ( even if it did have a keyboard/mouse).

MS are pushing their strategy towards tablet computing but I do not believe that the professional world requires/want it and the Public at Large definately don't Need what MS has to offer, some might want it but that's all.

The MS solution does not have the Shiny Shiny that Apple does nor does it have the Freetard/Lowcost/Flexibility that the Green Bot has.

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What is the market that MS are aiming for ?

Apple created a tablet that the Shiny Shiny crowd just love for watching Youtube and playing Angry Birds etc without then having to a tech genius - A very successful project.

Google invented the Android platform for the Non Shiny Shiny crowd who love it because it allows them to watch youtube and play angry birds.- It also gave the techies a great new toy to play with - A very successful projet.

Up until here there is a small relation between the two platforms. ( Youtube and Angry Birds is a clue)

RIM, HP - Lets not speak about them -they have failed for the moment.

Microsoft will bring out a new tablet that will allow you to do the same as the other two ( Apple and Google) but that in certain conditions ( Intel not ARM) allow you to also run MS Office.

BUT THE MAJORITY of users do not care about running office on a tablet. I have various office applications on my android Tablet and Phone and honestly it is a PITA using them for this purpose, everything is very fiddly. OK with a keyboard and a mouse things become easy but I don't carry a keyboard and mouse around in my pocket/bag, it would defeat the purpose of having a tablet in the first place.

So in others words the only advantage that the MS platform truly has, MS Office, is a non event. Most of the "commonn people" don't actually require the need to edit Word docs, Excel sheets and macros or Powerpoint slides on the go. That market is tiny compared to the Shiny Shiny / Green Bot Crowd and there is no way that the coporates will supply a tablet for anymore that 2% of its workforce.

I just don't see why the majority would ever be swayed towards the MS platform, they are already seem happy with what they currently have.

Quote Yoda : Tiles, a platform, does not make.....

MS are a huge Marketing machine, they will not fail in this project but I do not for a moment believe that they will achieve anywhere near the market percentages that they are hoping for.

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Apple iPod Nano 7G review

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Re: Missing from the review.....

Toxteth - I am sure you would agree that simply printing the specs has no relation to a worthwhile review.

Battery life figures mean nothing on a spec sheet, it would be better to have real world figures ? all that El Reg did was quote the specs.

Connectivity : Bluetooth - Which versions are catered for ?

Radio : Did anyone even turn it on ?

You catch my drift.

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Re: Missing from the review.....

This is an Apple product, it has nothing to do with Audio Quality or technical specifications. It's all about how "Shiny Shiny" the item is.

Thinness is far more important than Sound.

Colour is far more important than battery life.

The amazing Home Button is far more important than transfer speeds or connectivity.

What worries me more is the point at which El Reg have arrived at becoming Shills for Apple........ El Reg no longer do technical, now its all about Marketing.

Dear El Reg , please remind us how much of a kickback you guys get for all the Apple advertising.

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Enterprise servers go soft at Intel in Q3

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Net Income was down to 2.97 Billion.........

The 1st paragraph is written as though there is major disruption in the Force.

FFS they made a profit of 2.97 Billion in a 3 month period and thats to be considered as bad news......

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Pirate Bay moves to the cloud to confound copyright cops

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Its all a cloud

They will do more for cloud computing than anyone has previously done. This really shows what the cloud is all about.

The days of the Dark Net are a reality.

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Google's 'JavaScript killer' marks first birthday with update

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Re: Yaawwwwwwnnnn.

Google products are never out of Beta.

Beta is the term Google use to annonce that they have created something, do not have a clear idea of exactly what is should do, get some feedback, publically annonce the iminent release, re-invent the wheel for re-inventions sake , and "then" ShitCan the whole thing.

It will be interesting to see how long Google Drive lasts before they change its name.

Google are still in the Beta stage of Fanboi frenzy, wheras Apple have passed that stage long ago..

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Facebook offers just a week of free Android AV

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Lambs to the slaughter

I wonder how many FB users actually know what an AV actually does ? other than "eventually / hopefully" generate a bit of cash for Captain Zuck et al..

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Windows 8 and the ‘Dad test’ stunts

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Dale Vile

Dale : 1st thing, the audience of this site is very tech savvy and that bullshit article belongs in a cheap fashion magazine. Really the article is utter crap.

Do you really work in the IT world, it seems very doubtfull.

Home user training : FROM WHOM. Do you really believe that they have the resources to PAY for tuition.

I can't imagine many techies offering to help them either as it is a subject which everyone, who has any experience in the matter, avoids like the plague. Home users usually possess one PC so that can't even Google the answers while trying to learn. So where exactly does their training come from ?????

Corporate user training : If an employee does not state that they have prior Windows/Office knowledge they will probably be eliminated from the selection list. You are EXPECTED to know how to use Windows BEFORE entering the corporate environment. Training users is very, very, very expensive so it is usually way down at the bottom of the todo list. Again no training !!!!!!

And students aren't given much more than; This is a mouse, this is a keyboard training either.

In fact almost everyone has to learn on their own and I do not think that that will come as a suprise to anyone on this site.

Can you please provide us with the source of your arguements. Hopefully you weren't reading Balmers or Sinofskys guide to selling Windows 8 .

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Dishonored game review

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Re: Enjoying the game but,

Quote Alistair : Bring on the next console generation. The tech's too old now.

Graphics on their own add only a little to a game. A good game is a combination of challenge, graphics, music , storyline, Accomplishments, evolution, ambience, the unexpected etc etc etc .

The console in itself is nothing compared to a clever programmer. John McCormack , Roberta Williams etc had nowhere near the processing power that we have today and yet they made fantastic games...

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Final decision by Home Sec on McKinnon extradition due today

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Bullshit politics and lawyers

The whole case has been a farce from the beginning. I honestly couldn't care less about the outcome. What I do care about though is the fact that it has taken 10 years to arrive at nothing. It shows what a farce that politics ans the law have become.

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Curiosity finds . . . wait for it . . . a ROCK on MARS!

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The beggining of a new civilisation

Maybe this rock will becomet the foundation for a new, just and equal society where mankind can live peacefully with his fellow citizens. It might be the end to all religious problems, after all only God could have put that rock there.

Bwahhhh ha ha ha ha

LOL, it's Friday and somebody has to stir up some futile ideas. The real world scenario would probably encompass the bashing of someones head with the aformentioned rock in order to ensure their own personal survival. Rocks are well know for being harder than the average human skull and this one does not appear to be any different.

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Boffins baffled: HUGE EYEBALL washes up on Florida beach

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Just of the Florida Keys

Jack Sprat a local sporty big fish game hunter managed to land a very large fish on his lovely powerboat.

The big fish was deeply annoyed at having been caught and started to flail wildy about on the back of the boat, it's tail actually managed to knock Jack Sprats plastic beer containter into the ocean.

Jack Sprat having seen this shouted angrilly at the big fish "If you don't stop flailing about I am going to poke you in the eye with this boat hook".

No further explanation required.

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Asia skills shortages attract job-hunting IT project managers

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Current economique climate dilemma

Given the current state of the economique climate, personally I would consider a move to Asia way up on the High Risk chart.

Besides the option of travelling I really don't see what advantages there would be working in overcrowded cities where rents/costs are on par or above typical European cities.

I had considered it a few years back but at the end of the day I couldn't find any real advantage. I have already travelled and worked abraod, I still do, so that side of things is not appealing. My current salary allows me sufficient perks so its not a salary thing. I do agree that the culture would be interesting but is that enough ? it is just for a temporary 3 or 4 years stint ? It would take at least 1 year to become comfortable getting about and learning the basics of the language. That would leave maybe a further 2 or 3 years before you start pining for your homeland.

So unless you are young and ambitious, but then you wouldn't have any experience to offer, who exactly would these jobs offers appeal to ? Its an honest question and not a critique.

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Ballmer's lightened pay packet is the least of his problems

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You are probably quite correct

Unless Microsoft has moved into the furniture removal business I do not see them moving many tables either.

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Amazon UK leaks Windows 8 retail box, TV ads

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Re: bunch of old men

I agree that all of the Enterprise tools are a definate plus BUT why oh why can't they also allow us to the option of the existing Start Menu.

TIFKAM is the only thing that I don't like about W8, everything else appears to be fine ( Well almost).

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RIM opens BlackBerry 10 marketplace for submissions

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Too many markets

IOS, Android, Win(something) and Blackberry.

First you have got to have a "killer" application and the means and resources to create that application.

Then you have to do some market research in order to determine which of the 4 markets is likely to be the present the most opportunity.

Then you will need some publicity from somewhere and this costs money and time.

Then you will either have a niche market or will be competing with a multitude of similar products.

Then you have to be ready to do the support, again Time and Money..

The chances of success are damned slim in any of these markets.

Ok Rovio managed to do something which very few others can do, they are definately the 1 in a Million.

I am not saying don't create apps but at least think twice before you end up out of pocket.. Apple, Google et al don't care how much it costs you in time or money, they can't lose either way.

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Ubuntu goes fishing for donations with new download page

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Re: All contributions should be welcome

"Why should our favorite OS's benefactor (Astronaut/ Cosmonaut & empowering Juggernaut) Mark be the only one to pay? We should make it as easy as possible for others who want to pay by facilitating efforts."

Mark has something that most of us do not, about 500 Million net worth and this is only one of his pet projects. With or without Mark, Linux will continue to move forward.

Mark made it slightly more public and gained a fair amount of publicity at the same time, everyone is a winner.

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Microsoft fast-tracks Windows 8 Service Pack updates

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Strangely worded title

This is not a Service Pack why is it being annonced as such, this is just some normal updates.

Quote Sinofsky "to deliver these “post-RTM” updates sooner than a service pack"......

Service Packs, at least for me, will include minor/major functionality that was not included in the original release. ( Yes, it will also inlcude the standard run of the mill updates as well).

Shit, the way this was annonced by El Reg I was hoping that there would have an alternative option to TIFKAM getting released. ( And not third party alternatives)

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Google cash brings all the cold TV leftovers you can eat to YouTube

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In the future

In the future there will be no need for television. Instead you will take a Blue Pill each morning that will drop you directly you into the same subservient state as the television already does.

Youtube already has the capacity for keeping the unwashed masses entertained for countless hours on end. These television programs will not change much.

Google eyed youth spending 16 hours in front of screen - that's how we like'em..

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Mystery martian object is relic of (our) civilisation

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That is not Mars

Mars is the Red Planet, those images are of a Grey Planet. Therefore by the powers of sheer deduction, Watson, I infer that the image is actually of the moon.

Ah-ha we have proof that the Yanks have finally landed on the moon then.

Hang on a minute, it mentions that the photographer/directors name is S Kubrick........ Something smells fishy here.

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Apple Maps too good for Taiwanese military

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Infamous fruit

One bad apple after another..

Its a bit strange that the Taiwanese military are worried about an army sporting the latest iphones though.

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New Zealand issues Hobbit money

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Too many brit expats

The Kiwis I knew would never have wasted precious bar time by producing shit like this. This must be a vestige of the colonial occupiers.

Paris : She would never lose her way for a bit of coin.

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Samsung expects whopping $7.3bn profit from mobes

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Dollar notes

7.6 Billion Dollars = 30.4 Billion rounded corners ........ Now that's a lot of corners

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BYOD cheers up staff, boosts productivity - and IT bosses hate it

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Re: @djack

Djack has basically specified what we find on any Blackberry that is connected to BES with a reasonable security policy applied. Its exactly the scenario applied to our BBs.

We have a short timeout period which is a pain but if you lose your BB you can be pretty much garanteed that it will be locked before anyone has the time to do any damage.

In a corporate environment Djacks specs are an extremely reasonable set of expectations.

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Re: Responsability (sic)

@Ben

You nailed me perfectly..... lol..

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Re: Responsability (sic)

Wow, Mr Greatorex managed to slip penis size into a topic concerning BYOD. That actually says quite a lot about the author.

And until you have visited my company and learned from first hand experience that what I have said is the truth or not, just shut the fuck up. If you know for fact that what I said is not the truth then please explain to the audience how you managed to acquire that information because I am quite positive that we don't work in the same town nor the same country.

Quelle idiot.

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Re: Responsability

My responsibility is first towards my employer, he is the one that puts money into my bank account every month without fail. In fact my employer keeps everyone in my company in work and that should never be forgotten.

Secondly I must ensure that my colleagues have the most efficient equipment that is capable of helping then do the job they do, I know their job very well and as such i know the correct equipment to buy. I ensure that ALL of their equipment has the best standard that the budget allows. I would rather spend more on a good keyboard and a mouse than the latest I7 for which they would never use even 10% of its power.

I also have to ensure the security, failure in security will create problems for our clients, therefore security is also taken seriously. BYOD does not provide any benefit for my colleagues, but it can present an unnecessary risk for the company. My company do not like taking risks, they pride themselves on ensuring a 24h/365day service for our clients.

I work very closely with my colleagues and ensure that that IT is not a burden, I explain why a tight secure system helps them remain in work, they also understand and accept why Facebook, Youtube et al are on a blacklist.

Our company is successful , we have good clients and we try and try to do things professionally.

The first thing that I note about your response was your attitude, and it is the kind of attitude that most companies can live without.

IT is a lot more than playing with the latest gadgets. The bleeding edge is where most of the heroes start, the cemetery is where they end up.

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Responsability

Since I am on the firing line when things go wrong, there will never be BYOD in our offices.

Why would employees be any happier using their own device anyway, they are supposed to be working. Whether I am using my own personal laptop or a company workstation makes no damned difference. Or is it just so that they can do FB, or some other social twatnet applications during the working hours without the IT Department blocking them out.

Also when an employee has a P2P client and illegal files/downloads, illegal porn, Viruses, Snuff movies on his laptop in my network, then I suddenly become partly reponsable for whats on that device, NO THANKS. All that needs to happen is that that user switches on file sharing and one other muppet downloads it across my Wifi/Lan, it can then be considered as having been made availble on my network, therefore company liability.

Legally this will become a living nightmare.

We provide material that has been validated and capable of running the software that our users require on a daily basis, we simply have no need/reason for BYOD.

Personal devices should remain just that, personal.....

This whole BYOD thing just stinks of marketing busllshit.

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