* Posts by fandom

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Sure, Europe. Here's our Android suite without Search, Chrome apps. Now pay the Google tax

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Re: What a case of dog bites man...

No, because then they would be abusing their office suite monopoly.

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"Android has destroyed all OS competition in mobile, except for Apple - because nobody else could charge for a mobile OS."

Nah, not really, Microsoft used their patent extorsion racket to make it more expensive than Windows Phone.

The OEM still used Android.

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Re: Chaos

It is not hard, the EU has told Google that giving those apps for free is anticompetetive, so now they are asking money for them.

I case nobody remembers, Microsoft used to make a N version of windows version for the EU without IE and media player, maybe they still do, it is hard to tell because, after all, nobody ever bought it.

Google is likely hoping the same will happen here, worse thing that will happen in Sansumg not including their apps instead of installing both theirs and Googles'.

And besides, even if they do, instructions to install Google play in those devices will be in the internet for all to see, even with the Sansumg browser.

Well, now that I think of it the worse thing that will happen is nerds like us will end installing it in all the family devices.

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The new Huawei is going upmarket, but the old Huawei still threatens

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Re: The real challenge for Huawei

If some Ming control freak had not stopped naval expeditions back in 1433 world history may have been very different.

Although from his point of view it made some sense, after all they were so advanced compared to the rest of the world that everything worth having was already at China.

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Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Re: Bad user!

"not the My Documents one - even if a lot of bad applications - often ported from Linux..."

You mean like, for example, outlook?

Yes, those Linux so called "programmers", they don't have a clue

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Microsoft: OK, we have no phones, but look how much we love Android

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"While it's dispiriting for Microsoft fans to see the company working so hard on Android"

Yes, all three of them

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Your specialist subject? The bleedin' obvious... Feds warn of RDP woe

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Re: Useful advice that won't help

"he worked from home with a thin client"

So, you configure the firewall to block the 3389 port for every IP except his home one.

If that IP isn't fixed you specify a range, but you knew that.

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Sunny Cali goes ballistic, this ransomware is atrocious. Even our IT bill will be something quite ferocious

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Re: So many systems

As usual xkcd explains it all

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Android Phones are 10: For once, Google won fair and square

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Yeah, he could have mentioned how Sun's CEO welcomed Android

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WWII Bombe operator Ruth Bourne: I'd never heard of Enigma until long after the war

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Re: Partial truth, partial cover up ?

You can read about Admiral Dönitz desperation in his memoirs, but they never thought their special Enigma machines could be cracked.

Also, getting the germans to believe the bristish navy could detect the radar installed in the submarines helped, as they were made to emerge blind.

But really, the Enigma cracking was top secret for decades, pretending to believe that such a highly detailed cracking was faked decades after those alleged spies needed protecting makes no sense.

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London tipped to lead European data market. Yes, despite Brexit!

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Re: "absolutely nobody wants to live in Frankfurt"

Charm? Paris?!!!

Ok, it may have the marketing, but real charm?

You have to be kidding.

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Not so much changing their tune as enabling autotune: Facebook, Twitter bigwigs nod and smile to US senators

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Re: Pleas pass an American GDPR.

Absolutely, you can be certain of that by the way those companies have imploded in the UE

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AI sucks at stopping online trolls spewing toxic comments

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Re: However not that many people are mature and well-adjusted.

In engineering it is usually considered a good idea to design with the worst case scenario in mind.

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Golden State passes gold-standard net neutrality bill by 58-17

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California can prove that ISP money can’t defeat real people’s voicesSilicon Valley Money

That's more likely really

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Unpicking the Pixel puzzle: Why Google is struggling to impress

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Re: And that makes them different from Apple in that...?

And that relates to "This is what we sell. Now buy it.Don't like <feature> ? Tough. That's how we do it." in that ...?

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Re: (whispers) Google aren't a very good product company ...

"Googles idea of "marketing" is clearly "This is what we sell. Now buy it.Don't like <feature> ? Tough. That's how we do it."

And that makes them different from Apple in that...?

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It may be poor man's Photoshop, but GIMP casts a Long Shadow with latest update

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Re: +1 about the GUI ...

Seriously, after the "fractured disparate approarch" that's Windows 10 GUI, you should have used a different "big vendor" for your trolling.

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Drink this potion, Linux kernel, and tomorrow you'll wake up with a WireGuard VPN driver

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Re: Because it's still a module?

More likely they want it to be a module that gets included in the Linus sanctioned kernel instead of being a out-of-tree module you have to patch in the kernel source yourself.

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You want to know which is the best smartphone this season? Tbh, it's tricky to tell 'em apart

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That's definitely something to keep in mind if you have reason to believe Mission Impossible operatives are going to want to read the files in your phone.

But in real life, not so much

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IBM wants everyone to marvel at the size of its Strategic Imperatives

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"IBM paid 13.5 per cent tax rate, some $353m, in the quarter compared to 4.5 per cent or $111m in the year-ago quarter."

Indeed, tax cuts, that's why they paid more tax.

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Elon Musk, his arch nemesis DeepMind swear off AI weapons

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I think he made himself look like someone going through a nervous breakdown.

It's no wonder considering all the trouble Tesla is going through, but he should take a breath and go get some professional help.

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Re: Meaningless.

"A.I. system that facilitates conflict at arms in general."

That would mean all AI systems.

For example, the same AI that would drive a car would be able to drive a tank, once you have solved that the added functionatlity of aiming and shooting would be trivial to add.

There is no big difference between civilian and military research, science is science.

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Oldest swinger in town, Slackware, notches up a quarter of a century

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1994

That was the time I first installed Slackware so I could work on my graduation project at home.

My computer didn't even have a CD reader, at the time installing one was kind of daunting and, I think, I had to change a jumper in the sound card to solve some interrupt clash.

Well, I guess I was lucky, a couple years earlier it would have been something like 27 install floppies.

Whippersnappers! They don't know how easy they have it now.

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Forking hell. It's summer, and Windows 10 is already thinking about autumn

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Re: "That was my point - the supposed stable build released"

No, it means that since the last release they have added" a lot of exciting new functionality" (TM) and that now they will make certain the new stuff is stable.

You can check my post history, since I am not AC, I like to laugh at MS as much as anyone, but your interpretation makes no sense whatsoever.

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Hoping for Microsoft's mythical Andromeda in your Xmas stocking? Don't hold your breath

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At the time netbooks were first released the current version of Windows was Vista.

They were probably one of the reasons W7 was lighter on resources.

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US Declaration of Independence labeled hate speech by Facebook bots

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Re: This could be solved by...

"any post on there pretending to be me (and I know there are some) are totally fake"

Says someone posting as AC

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Call your MEP! Wikipedia blacks out for European YouTube vote

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Google just carried on without them

"When publishers in Germany and Spain withdrew their material, Google just carried on without them."

I don't know about Germany but in Spain a law was passed to would have made Google pay publishers for Google News.

Publishers were salivating about getting paid but then Google announced they were dropping the service.

Some newspapers then asked for a law to make news aggregation sites mandatory for search engines, but the government kind of ignored them.

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Ding dong! Dell about to go public again – report

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Re: Dell about to go public again.

I don't about the others, but they did try with mobile

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Microsoft has another crack at fixing Chrome problems in Windows 10

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""An invalid argument was supplied.""

I just love helpful error messages.

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Get a grip, literally: Clumsy robots can't nab humans' jobs just yet

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Re: Screw the people this will put out of work then.

"That" has been happening for centuries now.

For a trivial example, not that long a banks or big companies would have a row of accountants, one would do the books, pass them to the following accountant who check all the math, and pass them to the following one, who would redo it all over again.

All those jobs, gone.

One of my great-grandmothers used to be a washerwoman, cleaning the clothing of rich people at the river, then washing maschines were invented and all those jobs evaporated.

And there used to be people who would copy books by hand but then some chap called Gutenberg destroyed those jobs.

But, somehow, the destruction of all those jobs hasn't been so bad, has it?

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BOFH: Is everybody ready for the meeting? Grab a crayon – let's get technical

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Re: "I prefer not to answer that but suggest you wear gloves to work."

That was weird, wasn't Simon implying that the Boss actually does valuable work?

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits biz after fling with coworker rumbled

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Re: Similar thing at HP

As usual, real life is more complicated than that.

Who can say if relationship is consentual because the underling feared being fired?

Who can say if the underlings are trying to seduce their managers to get a promotion?

This kind of policy is not there just to prevent the company from being sued but to try to protect both managers and the managed.

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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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