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'No, we are not rewriting Office in JavaScript' and other Microsoft tales

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Re: Configure Windows 10 to...

But, on the other hand, we all know that Linux will never be be successful as users have to configure it to their liking instead of using the defaults like they do in Windows

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No fandango for you: EU boots UK off Galileo satellite project

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Re: Well

"The German auto industry is already lobbying Merkel to get a good deal"

Wouldn't surprise me, who do you think owns Bentley, Rolls Royce or mini?

I bet Tata is also very keen on a good deal and, unlike the Germans, they may find it hard to move production to the continent.

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Re: In perspective, Galileo isn't important

"I've concluded that this forum is being used to spread anti-Brexit opinions"

Yep, I've also noticed that people who disagree with me are even allowed to express their opinions.

What has the workd come to?!! How can they possibly think they are entitled to freedom of speech?!!!!!

Mark my words, this is conspiracy most foul.

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Re: Wait, that's really his name?

Maybe it's me being a nerd, but to me "David Davis" sounds like a Stan Lee character name.

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Re: Well

I haven't but sea snails are quite tasty

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Re: Well

"I personally would stare the EU out on Brexit"

Yep, just what happened with the Galileo project, and the EU said "fine, we'll take the hit and move on"

But, by all means, keep doing it again and again and again, it couldn't possibly have the same result again and again and again, could it?

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Tesla undecimates its workforce but Elon insists everything's absolutely fine

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Yes, indeed, you can tell because here at The Register they never comment on companies like Oracle or IBM firing people.

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" is that having a plug in the garage means you wake up every morning to a full tank"

If I lived in a house with a garage I would buy an electric car or, at least, a plug-in hybrid.

But I don't, these cars aren't for everyone, but then, no car model is for everyone.

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Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

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Re: RIP Github

"the SF that was embedding extra stuff "

Didn't the new owners stop doing that?

Not a retorical question, I read they had but I don't know for certain

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Half of all Windows 10 users thought: BSOD it, let's get the latest build

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"reflects perhaps misplaced confidence"

Somehow I think it reflects more on the OS updating itself with a message to user which was something like "I am updating myself, you can chose to do it know, or in a few minutes"

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London's Met Police: We won't use facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival

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Re: Funny how they need a "Legislative framework" for people to stop it but, but none to roll it out

Yeah, how come that things aren't ilegal by default?

Wouldn't it be easier if everything that's not specifically allowed is forbidden?

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Blighty's super-duper F-35B fighter jets are due to arrive in a few weeks

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"It was ingenious but miles from being high-tech"

And it was perfect for the job, the standard all tech should be measured againts.

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Mining apps? We're cool so long as they admit to it, says Canonical

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Re: Unethical?

Could that be the reason why they added "by itself"?

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Red Hat admin? Get off Twitter and patch this DHCP client bug

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Re: Is this dependent on Netcat?

"why NetworkManager counts as necessary for a 'minimal' install."

Because it manages the network

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So when can you get in the first self-driving car? GM says 2019. Mobileye says 2021. Waymo says 2018 – yes, this year

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Re: Asking the wrong question

Sure, you can call a taxi nowadays with a snap of your fingers, that doesn't mean it will arrive in seconds, specially during rush hours.

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Re: Fortunately

Why 'fortunately'?

By the time I can no longer safely drive, in about twenty years I guess, I hope to be able to get a real self-driving car.

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Yes, people see straight through male displays of bling (they're only after a fling)

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Re: Really?

Indeed, nobody would, that's why nobody buys new cars, no car factories are left, and all the cars in the road have had, at the very least, three previous owners.

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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update downs Chrome, Cortana

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Re: And how is this MSFTs fault?

Indeed, how can you blame Microsoft if Cortana doesn´t work?

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LLVM contributor hits breakpoint, quits citing inclusivity intolerance

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Re: The promote discrimination while claiming to fight it

Why not? I have a met a Hindu catholic priest

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Of course it has been applied to french people, actually I have heard it said the were the ones who started saying "latin america" in order to feel included.

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Blighty: If EU won't let us play at Galileo, we're going home and taking encryption tech with us

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Re: Hypocrites

"The parliament voted for an advisory referendum with NO LEGALLY BINDING STATUS"

But then 'advisory' means 'advisory' not "yes, we are letting you vote on it, but then we are doing whatever we want anyway"

And after the vote, hasn't parliament voted for leaving?

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Re: Chokes with laughter

"Thinking back to 40 years ago..."

You mean, right after the IMF had to bail out the UK?

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Apple and The Notched One: It can't hide the X-sized iPhone let-down

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So what?

Let's suppose for a second the iphone X is a flop.

Really, so what?

They can afford a vanity project from time to time, and they still sold 52 million phones in a quarter.

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update lands today... ish

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Re: "Keep clicking, Windows-lovers! It's bound to come along soon."

"Not only have MS already...."

It's heartwarming to see that MS is finally getting some fans back.

A couple more decades and they won't even be posting anonymously.

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Reg writer Richard went to the cupboard, seeking a Windows Phone...

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Re: "Nor did my car, or my heating system,"

"I consider this a plus..."

And that's why you use desktop Linux, isn't it?

No, wait! That's too popular, I meant to say "And that's why you use desktop OpenBSD, isn't it"

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X marks the Notch, where smartmobe supercycles go to die

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Re: In defence ..

"The double action required to free up memory "

Is that something you really need to do or just something you do for the sake of it?

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Samsung Galaxy S9: Still the Lord of All Droids

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Re: A grand for a phone

Yes, it is, when we say 'phone' nowadays we mean all of that.

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A developer always pays their technical debts – oh, every penny... but never a groat more

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Re: CEOs are fed up with their jobs being at risk because some programmer screwed something up

But the point is that is it always someone's else fault

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Are meta, self-referential or recursive science-fiction films doomed?

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"written at the height of the Cold War by a veteran with a fascism fetish."

Funny thing to say about an anarchist, not that being an anarchist makes a lot of sense.

But, of course, I know that among political fans the most common definition of fascist is:

fascist: adj. someone who dares to disagree with me.

And it certainly takes a huge political fan to pretend to like such a boring movie.

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Why a merged Apple OS is one mash-up too far

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Re: Unified?

On the other hand the 'authoritative source' is a Bloomberg anal-yst

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Magic Leap ships headsets at last, but you'll need a safe

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Re: Actually, it seems they ARE onto something...

All these people,thinking of themselves as smart enough to discuss metaphysics and yet they don't seem to notice they are posting on April the first.

Impressive.

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Java-aaaargh! Google faces $9bn copyright bill after Oracle scores 'fair use' court appeal win

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Re: "My gut feeling says the FSF is waiting for the prime time to sue ..."

"they could reopen the door to SCO..."

Not at all, since it was ruled that Novell owned the copyrights.

Unless, of course, whoever owns Novell nowadays wants to do it.

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Re: "Later Sun released Java under the GPL"

"And I would like to see what FSF would do is someone makes a phone OS that copies everything from Linux but it's not Linux...."

Nothing, as the FSF have nothing whatsover to do with Linux.

Not that your example makes any sense anyway, since Linux is Unix inspired.

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Fermi famously asked: 'Where is everybody?' Probably dead, says renewed Drake equation

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Re: Not useful

"That's a bad thing how exactly?"

They get out of bed waaaaaay too early

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18.04 beta is as good a time as any to see which Ubuntu flavour tickles your Budgie, MATE

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"business case"?

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Former Google X bloke's startup unveils 'self flying' electric air taxi

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Re: Not again!

Gliders don't fly, they simply fall with style

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Pharma bro Martin Shkreli to miss 2024 Paris Olympics

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Re: Generic drugs

If I remember the story right, they were the only ones making the drug because there wasn't enough of a market for it for generic drug makers to bother producing it.

In this case patents didn't have anything to do with the monopoly.

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Meltdown's Linux patches alone add big load to CPUs, and that's just one of four fixes

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Re: For procurement...

What makes you think we are Intel's, or AMD's, support department to demand an answer?

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It's been 50 years since those damn dirty apes took the planet by storm

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Re: Who doesn't like a talking monkey?

"I'm not too sure I'm a poitical nut,"

You bring political shit into a completely unrelated thread and you are still not sure?

Actually, I don't know why I am bothering to act surprised, it's not like self awareness is something political nuts excel at.

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Re: Who doesn't like a talking monkey?

Now that you mention it, the way political nuts like you exchange insults does remind me of apes throwing shit at each other.

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MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF CARS: SpaceX parks a Tesla in orbit (just don't mention the barge)

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Re: Not the first electric car in space...

That's nothing!

There where cars in space decades before that, somewhere in a little planet called Earth

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President Trump turns out the lights on solar panel imports into US

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Hmmmm.... I wonder how many millions were given to Trump and his minions by Tesla?

Hey! This is great, the 'Hmmmm' does make me sound smart, doesn't it?

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Causes of software development woes

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What makes you think that architects aren't treated like that?

Actually, I have twice the misfortune of being neighbour to an architect remodeling his home. You would think that, being architects, they would have the knowledge and the experience to plan everyting in advance.

You would be wrong, it was more like coming one day to tell the workers what to do and coming back the following day to tell to tear it down and do something else.

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Microsoft patches Windows to cool off Intel's Meltdown – wait, antivirus? Slow your roll

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Re: Huge Baby Huge

why would they recompile all of user space to make the kernel use a separate virtual address space?

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UK, US govt and pals on WannaCry culprit: It woz the Norks wot done it

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Re: So,

"It's a bit like ..."

What you are doing is a lot like blaming a mugging victim for not knowing karate.

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5 reasons why America's Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing

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"Why not teach children from an early age what they can and cannot do? "

Do you want to guess how I learned it is a bad idea to put your fingers in an electrical socket or that using the clothes to climb up a closet gets you to the floor real fast or that it is better not to drink from the bottles your mother uses to clean the house?

Thing is I survived childhood by pure luck, despite having caring parents, it's no wonder houses get child proofed nowadays.

And there is still many an ocassion to say 'no' to children if the parents want to educate them.

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The End of Abandondroid? Treble might rescue Google from OTA Hell

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Re: Essentially a Java phone!

Considering how much The Register uses Linus' outburst as click bait they should go and ask him about porting the Linux Kernel to Java.

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Apple embraces El Reg! iOS 11 is now biting the hand that types IT

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Re: What do you expect?

"If you want to be disdainful about Apple users"

Me? Why would I want to do that? After all I have a MacBook Air.

Actually, I have barely used it in years and I should probably put it up for sale at eBay but why would I be disdainful about myself?

By the way, have you read what you wrote? I doesn't look like it, but if you do you will notice that in the first one you said that Apple users don't lord it, that it was all our imagination, but in the following ones you openly admit it.

And yet, despite your 180 degree turn around you still go around lording it over us.

And that's the attitude that makes you laughable, if every Apple owner was like me nobody would bother.

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Re: What do you expect?

Werdsmith, you defenitely need to get out more.

For example, I have a friend, who I love dearly as she is one of the most charming people you could ever hope to meet, but when someone metions a problem with their computers she automatically says in an annoying tone: "that doesn't happen with my mac"

But really, don't take my word for it, check this comment by Lotaresco, in which he says that the only reason people don't buy mac kit is because they can't afford it.

And he doesn't think twice about posting it in a tech forum where, more often than not, people earn good salaries. It was so stupid I couldn't avoid remembering it.

So, you had never noticed? That's what happens when you live within the reality distorsion field.

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