* Posts by Christopher Michaelis

37 posts • joined 3 May 2007

A $4bn biz without a live product just broke the record for the amount paid for a domain name. WTF is going on?

Christopher Michaelis

Dunning Krugerands

Upvoted for introducing me to this worthy term.

Second time's a charm: Adobe has another go at killing Flash hijack flaw

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I got so excited...

My RSS reader abbreviated the title to "Second time's a charm: Adobe has another go at killing Flash".

Upon clicking that title, my hopes were crushed. Crushed, I say.

'No, I CAN'T write code myself,' admits woman in charge of teaching our kids to code

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"Could be learned in a day"

See http://abstrusegoose.com/strips/ars_longa_vita_brevis.PNG

cPanel: Reset your root passwords! Hackers broke into our system

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Re: Root password

export HISTFILE=/dev/null :)

Business sues for $750,000 over bad Yelp review

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This will surely...

...make prospective customers trust him more!

Microsoft cues next-gen Xbox for Crimbo 2013

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"cos you turn 720 and walk away"

The title is the sound Senior Ugli makes while he's doing his two-circle pirouette in midair.

Apple sticks finger in dyke, cuts off Dutch flood of Galaxy S, SII, Ace

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I love my Mac, iPad, and iPhone....

....but the longer Apple insists on continuing their patent wars, the less likely I become to proselytize that love. Indeed, I find myself starting to grow somewhat embarrassed that I like their products so much. Still a load better than using Windoze though.

35 US states petition for secession – on White House website

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Re: Talk about failure to comprehend!

So, deporting them would give them exactly what they want, no? :)

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Sore Losers

See title.

Congress report warns: drones will track faces from the sky

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Big Brother

Big brother...

...is watching.

Nokia shutters Qt Brisbane office

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I for one never liked QML. QT on the desktop is rock solid, though, and I still plan to use it.

Fedora 17: Mm.. this stew of beefy source tastes just right

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Beefy Miracle....

....why do I suddenly crave a large hamburger or steak?

Microsoft to devs: Don't ruin Win 8 launch with crap code

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Don't write shit code, please....

.....we have a patent on that.

Scientists print out solar cells using inkjet tech

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@Bill Cumming

Nope. You have an energy input being consumed, namely the sun. You'd have to have the machine feeding itself power, not relying on an external power source.

Microsoft distances self from IE 8 puke ads

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Download IE8.....

....and you too can puke!

PayPal top-up card is titsup

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When they say "batch file", they're probably referring to a banking batch - e.g., a collection of credit card transactions that all run at once is referred to as a "batch". I doubt they meant "batch file" in the DOS sense.

Besides, they probably run OS/2 Warp :)

Son of state lawmaker charged with Palin email hack

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He turned himself in, and then entered a not guilty plea? How exactly does that work out?

Microsoft pledges to fight Vista 'myths'

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Any relation to the BOFH?

eBayer slaps $714 price tag on $630 in cash

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Gates Horns

What PayPal and E-Bay Needs....


Yahoo! Used! To! Have! An! Auction! Service! which was a fairly good competition to E-Bay. It was never nearly as big, but it got the job done and was comparable. They closed their doors on June 3, 07. There isn't anything to compete with E-Bay any more.

PayPal... I know of many good merchant account and credit card processing providers, but all of these are geared toward POS (Point of Sale, not Piece of S**t) sales, or geared toward you (the seller) entering the customer's credit card information into a virtual online terminal or via telehone. There isn't really anything that can compete for taking credit cards over the internet on your behalf, via their own secure and PCI-compliant servers, and delivering the funds to you easily. And integrating into a website as smoothly...

My $0.02 USD. If you do know of good, viable, thriving alternatives to The Duo, speak now!

...Gates, 'cause he knows all about competition


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