* Posts by Hi Wreck

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The wait is over: MoD releases latest issue of Ship Paint Monthly

Hi Wreck

WTF

I cannot fathom the relevance of this article in the register. It brings new meaning to the words rusty bucket

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WTF ... makes mobile phone batteries explode?

Hi Wreck

Re: Mars bar

Einstein would disagree.

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HP doorsteps Apple shoppers at the altar of dreams

Hi Wreck

Dave and Bill

Are likely spinning in their graves today. It is indeed ironic that Steve Jobs looked to HP as his source of innovation.

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Fujitsu's billion-dollar ARM supercomputer delayed by up to 2 years

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Big Brother

Re: Delay ... but so what!!

Have an up vote. I always thought that the Strategic Defense Initiative was always know to be impractical, but rathe a ploy to bankrupt the then USSR in a mad dash arms race.

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Hi Wreck

Re: Delay ... but so what!!

Have an up vote. I always thought that the Strategic Defense Initiative was always know to be impractical, but rathe a ploy to bankrupt the then USSR in a mad dash arms race.

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Fujitsu picks 64-bit ARM for Japan's monster 1,000-PFLOPS super

Hi Wreck

Re: Legacy code in scientific computing

Code generation for a RISC machine is easier too since you don't have to worry all of the funny non orthogonal instructions.

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Ericsson set to lay off thousands of workers over summer – report

Hi Wreck
Facepalm

I think you mean Alcatel. Er, wait a minute...

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Winston Churchill glowers from Blighty's plastic fiver

Hi Wreck
IT Angle

What is the world coming to?

The mighty pound of sterling silver is now reduced to cheap plastic, er, excuse me polymer. And its likely made in China too.

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We're all really excited about new smartphones, laptops, tablets – said no one ever

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Batteries

Batteries will drive the replacement cycle. Of course, once they last more than two years, this too will change.

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Microsoft makes Raspberry Pi its preferred IoT dev board

Hi Wreck

Re: Self-foot-shooting again, Microsoft?

What would putting Windows on these devices give me?

Clippy.

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Thanks for playing: New Linux ransomware decrypted, pwns itself

Hi Wreck
Coat

Re: Crypto-101.

Minimally drand48(), or better yet random(). rand() has been known to suck for eons. However, it is available on Windows because it is part of the C standard, whereas drand48() and random() are not. Perhaps the malware authors were striving for maximum portability?

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Linus Torvalds fires off angry 'compiler-masturbation' rant

Hi Wreck
Facepalm

Re: closer

The last 8 columns were for the sequence number so that after you dropped the card deck on the floor you could run the mess through the card sorter to get your program back.

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Ballmer's billion-dollar blunders: When he gambled Microsoft's money and lost

Hi Wreck

Re: Actually, a success for consumers, I think

> Caused Intel to get off their arses and seriously up their game in the mobile space.

Except that Intel has practically no presence what so ever in the mobile (phone) space.

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Drop-stitch: Microsoft's 3D Photosynth app sinks into oblivion

Hi Wreck
Coat

Obsolete?

With iOS supporting pano photos since who knows when, perhaps it's just as well not supporting something which isn't needed. Google has a spooky new pano thing though which stiches photos you have taken, regardless of when. You WILL be assimilated.

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Microsoft SLASHES 7,800 bods, BURNS $7.6bn off books in Nokia adjustment

Hi Wreck
Mushroom

How prescient

http://computernewsreport.com/2010/microsofts-funeral-ceremony-for-windows-phone-rivals/

Wait a moment...

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Security world chuckles at Hacking Team’s 'virus torrent' squeals

Hi Wreck

Re: Pozzi

Sheese - I read that as Ponzi, another despicable character. Ponzi was a "an Italian businessman and con artist" (wikipedia for Charles Ponzi).

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Amazon just wrote a TLS crypto library in only 6,000 lines of C code

Hi Wreck

Re: I applaud this and hope it is clean. However we could have written this in Perl in 1 line.

You beat me to it. However, you failed to mention that those brainiacs submitting to the OOC could write this all in one statement of C code.

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Cortana threatens to blow away ESC key

Hi Wreck
FAIL

How quaint

i would have thought one would simply utter "cortana" to summon Cortana. A dedicated key? What were they thinking?

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NetApp consciously uncouples from 500+ staff

Hi Wreck

Conscious uncouple

One can only hope that whomever penned that missive will be among those who were given the high jump.

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C++ Daddy Bjarne Stroustrup outlines directions for v17

Hi Wreck

#pragma?

Surely there must be a #pragma to force Fortran IV, er, gcc 2.95 mode?

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Microsoft dumps ARM for Atom with cut-price Surface 3 fondleslab

Hi Wreck

Re: MS is trapped

It's not the kernel that's ossified, it's the applications. Windows itself suffers from 'junk DNA' which has accumulated throughout the years resulting in the bloated mess that exists today. The windows kernel has run on a variety of platforms in the past, and will continue to do so with windows 10, as MS plans on running it on pretty well everything. The brilliance of Apple (and DEC for that matter when moving from the VAX to the Alpha) was the ability to translate legacy code to a new architecture (rosetta for Apple). Furthermore, Apple deprecates code faster than most people change their underwear, so old applications either adapt or die. If MS had allowed legacy x86 cruft to run on ARMs or Itanics [sic], perhaps the x86 would have sunk to it's most richly deserved place on the bottom of the ocean.

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Microsoft unveils API to break hardware/software coupling in switches

Hi Wreck
Mushroom

Just what CISCO wants...

Interoperability in the secret sauce.

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Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

Hi Wreck
Devil

Windows XP

The cockroach of operating systems.

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$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

Hi Wreck

At that price...

The connectors should be gold, not silver. Gold doesn't rust like silver does.

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Edelman PR dumps its storage bods for Nasuni-Microsoft Azure combo

Hi Wreck

Drive letters?

How quaint. ZZZZZZZZZ

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Windows 10, day ZERO ... Will Nadella be the HERO?

Hi Wreck

Apple haters no doubt, because that's how the fruit factory has designed things. Apples advantage is that they are ruthless on deprecating obsolete code. Like the venerable Core whatever, Windows remains compatible with stuff written in the early 1980's.

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Hi Wreck

Re: Apps aren't the problem? Rubbish!

From your post, may I be so bold as to suggest a Crackberry for your next phone.

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Facebook: Over half a BEELLION loyalists have SPURNED our Messenger app

Hi Wreck

Keep it up with improvements...

Such as the idiotic auto-play videos, and they won't have any mobile users in no time at all. Thankfully, there's facebook purity and facebook cleaner to put a stop to this crap on desktops.

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HUGE SHARK as big as a WWII SUBMARINE died out, allowing whales to exist

Hi Wreck
Mushroom

Oh no!

There goes shark week down the drain. What will Discovery do now?*

* I hear Honey-Booboo is available so perhaps all is not lost.

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Sway: Microsoft's new Office app doesn't have an Undo function

Hi Wreck

I think they got the name wrong...

Perhaps, given the lack of control over formatting and even the lack of an undo function, this new application should really be called "Pray".

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Was Nokia's Elop history's worst CEO?

Hi Wreck

Hardly

One only has to look at Nortel as a start. Then there's DEC, Compaq, MCI etc. etc. etc.

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Meg Whitman: The lady IS for TURNING. HP to lob printers'n'PCs OVERBOARD

Hi Wreck

Goldman makes off with the gold, the employees are simply laid off.

5000 for the high jump, sadly.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-06/its-official-hewlett-packard-split-two-goldman-notches-second-spin-success-after-pay

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Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really

Hi Wreck

Re: it's binary...

No, 8 is not a number in base 8. It could be base 9 though. But then again, it might just be http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_your_base_are_belong_to_us

None the less, I wonder when they are going to release Windows Mountain Lion?

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Buying memory in an iPhone 6: Like wiping your bottom with dollar bills

Hi Wreck

Speed isn't everything

The cheap SD card probably won't tolerate many write cycles before crapping out.

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What's an Ultrabook? Now Intel touts 2-in-1 typoslabs to save PC biz

Hi Wreck
Pirate

Steve Jobs is alive!

And working at Intel. Banish all ye cables!!!!! If they made the mouse and keyboard wirelessly chargeable too, they might have something.

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What the BLOCK? Microsoft to gobble Minecraft-maker 'for $2bn'

Hi Wreck
Thumb Up

Makes sense

The blocky minecraft theme matches the IFKAM perfectly well. Perhaps mineccraft will be the new home screen. Perhaps BoB was just a tad too early.

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Look! Look at me! We do wearables, mobile stuff too! says Intel today

Hi Wreck

Third time's the charm?

I don't quite think that Intel has figured out the customer wants it's own system on a chip, and not what Intel says will be the system on the chip. Time will tell.

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Microsoft boots 1,500 dodgy apps from the Windows Store

Hi Wreck

Re: @MacroRodent

Not at Microsoft. (See Sinosky (sp?))

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Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

Hi Wreck

Re: I'd call it "Spinal Tap"

Lost my coffee. +11

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Microsoft confirms secret Surface will never see the light of day

Hi Wreck
Happy

I hate to rain on your parade

But on the surface, I would say the future looks cloudy for Mixrosoft.

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Islamic terror peril hits US giants' phone wallets

Hi Wreck
Facepalm

IS-IS

And here I thought IS-IS stood for the intermediate system to intermediate system routing protocol, which would indeed terrify US Phone giants. Perhaps they should rename it to Open Source Payment Facility.

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Could a 'Zunewatch' be Microsoft's next hardware foray?

Hi Wreck
Facepalm

Ahh Spot

See Spot (not) run. Oh bother, the battery is pooped our again.

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Windows XP fixes flaws for free if you turn PCs into CASH REGISTERS

Hi Wreck
Happy

Cash Register

And here I though XP was already a cash register - for Microsoft. Ker-Ching!

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Intel cutting prices, taking on all comers in fondleslab market grab

Hi Wreck
Facepalm

Re: Windows and Intel together in a tablet

What's the point? Pane relief

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Solaris deposed as US drone-ware, replaced by Linux administration

Hi Wreck
Mushroom

Re: Damn

It's been done already. Windows for warships, complete with blue screen of death, for the missle cruiser which had to be towed back to port.

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Bill Gates: Sell off Bing? Nah. Xbox? Maybe...

Hi Wreck
Facepalm

Re: I didn't understand what Bing was

Bing Is Not Google.

Or maybe: Bing Is No Good.

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Friends don't let friends use Internet Explorer – advice from US, UK, EU

Hi Wreck

Except that most of those sites running IIS are parked domains. If one scrolls down the page a tad, one sees that the line for IIS for active sites and million busiest sites is sloping downwards. Nginx seems to be gaining share.

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Hi Wreck
FAIL

The upside...

Windows servers default settings make...

I'm still howling with laughter over that one. As if anyone who could create an exploit would be stopped. Who comes up with this anyway? Get him or her a Pulitzer.

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What's a right pain in the ASCII for IBM? Its own leech-like hardware biz

Hi Wreck
Mushroom

It's all an illusion.

You can't grow a company by cutting.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-17/big-blue-stock-buyback-machine-steroids

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No, we're not in an IT 'stockapoclyse' – boom (and bust) is exactly what tech world needs

Hi Wreck

Flash boyz

It's all a big casino these days, so don't bother yourself with any of that analysis stuff.

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