* Posts by FozzyBear

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Oracle takes its gripes about Pentagon's JEDI contract to federal court

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The big question is, who is picking up all the toys as Larry continues his tantrum ?

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Doom at 25: The FPS that wowed players, gummed up servers, and enraged admins

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Ah the good ol' days, when IT would shut down from Friday lunch time to enjoy some wholesale slaughter

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Official: Voyager 2 is now an interstellar spacecraft

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All the crap we are bombarded with in the news, politics, the economy, terrorism, religion, dwindling privacy, social media and SJWs continuing campaign to silence everyone except themselves.

Along comes a little story about a little object making a little journey through our corner of the cosmos. It gives this little human a glimmer of hope for our little species when we overcome all the crap from above and dream big.

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Funnily enough, China fuming, senator cheering after Huawei CFO cuffed by Canadian cops at Uncle Sam's request

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The Chinese side firmly opposes and strongly protests over such kind of actions which seriously harmed the human rights of the victim

WOW, my Hypocrisy meter blew a fuse on hearing that one.

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Huawei CFO poutine cuffs by Canadian cops after allegedly busting sanctions on Iran

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Re: Canadians as puppets

Secondly, if they had examples of Huawai equipment containing backdoors, etc. then the simplest thing by far would be to publish them.

Or take advantage of that knowledge and use it to snoop on everyone you want that has the equipment installed. The boys at NSA and CIA would have been reaching for the Kleenex just thinking of all possibilities

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Peak tech! Bacon vending machine signals apex of human invention

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What outrages me the most is the authors' suggestion that bacon is a mere snack.

SNACK?

SERIOUSLY?

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Oz opposition folds, agrees to give Australians coal in their stockings this Christmas

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Re: You can read my SMSs but you can take my WhatsApps from my cold dead hands

The law enforcement agencies in Australia already have those powers, they have the ability to subpoena call information, wire taps , transcripts of conversations and also subpoena information on accounts from all the big players.

This legislation does not help the agencies one bit in identifying or capturing potential or known terrorists or any other type of criminal for that matter.

Before you would want to know any encrypted messages from an individual. You will have a dossier on them. The only reason you would have a dossier on them is due to prior criminal activities, multiple sourced or a single strongly sourced intelligence report of their current activities Criminal History and affiliations. From there you build an association network, using physical and electronic interactions (All currently available via existing laws and processes) .You start probing those associations looking for additional intelligence and information on the person. ( this can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 years) depending on the focus you need to devote to that one individual.

At this point it tells you whether the person you are looking at is a player or not.. If so then the big boys kick in, targeted intelligence gathering, physical surveillance, electronic monitoring, etc. Again all available under existing laws.

So I ask you the same question I posed to my local Member ( political that is).

"If this is all possible now why are they trying to introduce a law that will effectively enable Big Brother monitoring on every single person. Without checks and balances, without recourse , without oversight. Every one. including you?"

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Microsoft: New icons, new drivers, AI! Everything is awesome!

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Office 365 gets more intelligent

Seriously, I don't need or want any of these bells and whistles (AKA bloatware) in Word or any of the other office products. I had all the functionality I needed plus more in office 97.

Microsoft in all seriousness just fuck off with all this shit. I had to endure Clippy, I'm still annoyed with the ribbons. Now some lazy git will add "to do" items in their word document related to some project, rather than use the proper tool. This is NOT collaboration, this is rewarding laziness in the office.

Congratulations you retards, you have just made every IT workers job that much harder.

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£10k offer to leave firm ASAP is not blackmail, Capita told by judge

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If there wasn't before, there is now enough evidence to prove that C(r)apita is a company to avoid

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The dingo... er, Google stole my patent! Biz boss tells how Choc Factory staff tried to rip off idea from interview

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Re: Another RegTard HitJob

@ Marshalltown

Considering the previous posts under this handle, that's a huge understatement.

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Alleged crypto-crook CEO cuffed by FBI after $4m investment in his bank bafflingly vanishes

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@ LDS

Actually I would. He holds a masters in financial planning/economics. He also holds a brown belt in Krav Maga ( Israeli fighting/self defence ) about to get his black. To buck the other stereotypes. Another mate ( A former Prison Guard) has a degree in teaching and psychology. He also holds a black belt in Modern Arnis.

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Microsoft reveals terrible trio of bugs that knocked out Azure, Office 362.5 multi-factor auth logins for 14 hours

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We seriously need an update to our "icons", for instance a Mr Magoo icon, A bumbling old blind guy crashing into situation after situation, yet through "blind" luck manages to survive, perfectly describes Microslop don't you think

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GTA gamer cuffed, charged after PS4 live mic allegedly overheard him raping teen girl

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Meanwhile in Australia...

A guy has been arrested for sexual assault on a 7 yr old girl whilst being on parole for sexual assaults back in 2012.. Rehabilitation for sex offenders, unlikely, they have one of the highest percentages for recidivism across all the offender groups, that also includes countries/states that have rehabilitation programs for sex offenders

The sad fact is once someone commits a sex offence (male or female) it is highly unlikely that they will stop.

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Oz opposition caves, offers encryption backdoor compromise

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I am not looking forward to next years election, the candidate list is reading like the who's who of Morons Inc.

With that in mind does anyone have a particularly dumb pet, nasty looking garden slug, ugly looking mould or fungus growth they'd care to put forward as a competing party leader.

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IBM's Ginni Rometty snipes, er, someone for being irresponsible with data, haven't a clue who

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What scares Rometty is that governments might be stirred into action against the tech sector, and that they'll mishandle things.

Who, the tech companies or governments? Honestly neither have a good track record

On a side note: when over a six month period the only stories about I.B.M relate to lay offs or the whiny little rant of an ineffective CEO. No major releases or new tech (that I can recall). You have to wonder are they a tech company any more?

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Doctors join wombats in sh!tting bricks to help parents relax about kids chowing down on Lego

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or for those that play DnD , they know there is no pain like stepping on a D4

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Australia's 'snoop minister' wants crypto-busting law probe wound up, proposals back into parliament

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d. According to the ABC, Victoria Police told a magistrate they will use 15,000 intercepted phone calls and 10,000 text messages as evidence that brothers Ertunc and Samed Eriklioglu and Hanifi Halis were allegedly planning an Islamic State-inspired attack.

Call Charge Records (CCR's) and Reverse CCR's and the ability to wire tap are all available to law enforcement under the right ( read justifiable ) conditions of the warrant application. What would have hampered the investigation is the task of organising and interpreting the 1000's of calls and messages. 10,000 messages and alike for calls is not what i would call a lack of information to support the charges

Nor should it be used as justification that new draconian laws need to be implemented. Laws that allow law enforcement to intrude on anyone they want because they have a voyeurism fetish.

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Oracle sued by app sales rep: I made tens of millions for Larry, then fired for being neither young nor male – claim

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"alleging gender and age discrimination, sexual harassment, and violations of US labor laws"

Also known as the standard Oracle Employee Contract

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Big Falcon Namechange for Musk's rocket: BFR becomes Starship

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Re: I'ts *not* "Super Heavy"

Like other commentards keep the name BFR, just like the BFG everyone knew actually what the "F" meant.

@john smith.

Considering we're in the lead up to christmas. "I'm not fat i'm just festively plump!"

Oh screw you guys and all your down votes.... I'm going home!

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Using a free VPN? Why not skip the middleman and just send your data to President Xi?

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Well I hope they are enjoying the huge variety of porn the world offers, or would that be still blocked by the great firewall of China?

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Microsoft slips ads into Windows 10 Mail client – then U-turns so hard, it warps fabric of reality

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Is there anything they don’t fuck up?

No, any other questions?

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Just one Corretto, give it to me... AWS brews its own blend of Java with free long-term support

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Rather it's a no cost distribution of OpenJDK for AWS customers and anyone else who wants it.

RRiighht. Sure it is, right up to the point that it reaches a critical mass of users who are hooked in. Then watch how nominal charges are introduced to "help" maintain and support the system.Soon you're paying through the nose, or you wish you were

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Hands up who isn't p!*$ed off about Amazon's new HQ in New York and Virginia?

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WTF?

If these big businesses can make the elected muppets sing and dance like that on the off chance that they may relocate their headquarters. it tells you in no uncertain terms who really rules the world.

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Alexa, cough up those always-on Echo audio recordings, says double-murder trial judge

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"Amazon will not release customer information without a valid and binding legal demand properly served on us," said a spokesperson, adding: "Amazon objects to overbroad or otherwise inappropriate demands as a matter of course."

Fair enough on the proper legal subpoenas being served. But how can they contest the requirements being overbroad, the scope is not unreasonable. The judge is not asking for all recordings across devices, just that one from the date of the murder to the discovery of the bodies To have then argued against the subpoena on the basis of customer privacy. REALLY!

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SAP can claim to change its culture, but can it convince customers?

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Bring out the gimp

When the supplier has to provide additional tools, the customer needs to bring in a "frenzy" (my collective noun) of lawyers and a group of financial modellers just to understand the pricing model. What you end up with is a fundamental mistrust between the two.

And those with a clue that don't swallow the sales and marketing bullshit have a deep gnawing sensation that, somewhere, somehow, at sometime in the near future the whole three ring circus is going to bend them over a barrel all without the benefit of lube.

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Junior dev decides to clear space for brewing boss, doesn't know what 'LDF' is, sooo...

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Re: PSA

"So unless you have top tier requirements It's easy to just throw hardware at a problem to make poor design go away."

This is so true. Can't count the number of places that have suggested we need bigger boxes to cope with the all the data Yet 10 minutes later you realise it is not just poor design, it's friggin' criminal.

System and user db's on the same disk. Data and log files on the same disk. and then of course the clincher it's all sitting on the OS drive.

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I found a security hole in Steam that gave me every game's license keys and all I got was this... oh nice: $20,000

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Re: Tsk tsk tsk

@ JimboSmith

Listen very carefully. I shall say this only once.

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Thank $deity that week's over. Look, here's some trippy music generated from pixels of a Martian sunrise to play us out

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Awesome if "sunrise" (2001 - A space odyssey) was hidden in amongst all that data.

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That amazing Microsoft software quality, part 97: Windows Phone update kills Outlook, Calendar

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Re: How long before

"upgrade" their windows devices to a version that has even MORE built-in malware than the Micro-shaft version,

Not Possible. What the malware-makers do through intention, Micro$lop achieves through complete incompetence and indifference. Plus they have more people to do this than the malware crews

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How one programmer's efforts to stop checking in buggy code changed the DevOps world

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Re: Oracle

I know this was a rhetorical question, but than I started thinking have they ever? Is there just one acquisition they made that they improved upon that could redeem Oracle. After much contemplation I concluded that sadly there isn't. Not one.

Same for the likes of Microsoft and IBM. Not one. Great ideas and applications, acquired and then bastardised and nerfed in the pursuit of profits not function.

Fucking depressing really!

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FYI NASA just lobbed its Parker probe around the Sun in closest flyby yet: A nerve-racking 15M miles from the surface

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Re: Burning question

You don't want to flash roast it. You want to slowly cook it on a spit using wood fire ( embers ) not the charcoal briquettes. Occasionally using some green wood from a fruit tree ( plum is best) to provide extra flavor. 7 hours minimum on the heat. The soluble fats slowly dripping out of the meat to

This best done with an esky full of ice cold beer, and give the spit a quarter turn after each beer. Drink slowly, otherwise the missus will find you passed out in the back yard and the lamb burnt, whilst she was slaving away in the kitchen making the roast vegetables, salads and setting up. Good times, Apparently.

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Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server

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Microsoft should drop the Pro from the name. The "pro" suggests Professional. Considering the crap that has knee capped win 10 over the past weeks ( to be honest since it's release). Microsoft has been anything but professional.

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Premiere Pro bug ate my videos! Bloke sues Adobe after greedy 'clean cache' wipes files

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Re: Man...

and yet millions do it online everyday. They say experience is the best teacher. I wonder if now, Mt Cooper, will seriously think about a proper backup solution to protect himself and his business.

Unfortunately, the sueball suggests that Mr Cooper believes Adobe is the only one that needs to learn a lesson here.

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Astroboffins spot one of the oldest, coolest stars in the universe lurking in the Milky Way

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Just when you think you have a fairly solid theory on the evolution of star formation from the early universe to now. Along comes a little gem like this that causes a "what the..." moment.

Awesome . Keep 'em coming !

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DXC: Everything is going to plan, too well in fact... we've chopped so many staff, our IT projects are now behind

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yep, that cloud is normally just the noxious fumes emitted from his arse. Now apparently, having been a PHB for so long his mastered the art of expelling it from his mouth too.

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HSBC now stands for Hapless Security, Became Compromised: Thousands of customer files snatched by crims

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another week and another bank admits to a data breach. Seems like a good time to start stashing money under the mattress

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Cisco swings the axe on permanent staff – hundreds laid off worldwide this week

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Because If they did that then the marketing and PR pukes would be on the chopping block. Being so verbose they justify their own existence

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Solid state of fear: Euro boffins bust open SSD, Bitlocker encryption (it's really, really dumb)

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Re: This explains it

@ oldtaku

Don't forget the all important "Bypass password" when all else fails

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Grumbling about wobbly Windows 10? Microsoft can't hear you over the clanging cash register

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@ Mark 85

Go with the large stick aka cluebat. Periodically you will realise that you need to upgrade. This is largely a simple exercise. Typically going for larger and heavier stick, either to due to evolving stupidity of your users or to increase the self satisfaction per application of the clue bat.

Unfortunately, in the not too distant future you will find yourself wielding a cudgel of the size used by the trolls in Harry Potter. It is at that point that you become stressed again. Deciding what to upgrade to next?

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BT, beware: Cityfibre reveals plan to shovel £2.5bn under Britain's rural streets

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Great!

In the mean time myself along with parts of Sydney are still waiting on the NBN rollout. At the moment my home connection is based on adsl connection on 70 year old copper over a Km away from the exchange. Throw in rain and my download speed can be easily beaten by smoke signals

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Zip it! 3 more reasons to be glad you didn't jump on Windows 10 1809

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Honestly Microsoft WTF is wrong with you. Win 10 is bad, Really bad. Just when you think you have the kinks ironed out from the last release. You then plumb new depths of incompetency and release shit like this. Seriously!

Gone the days when Bill was at the helm and the masses would provide a forgiving polite chuckle at your fubar's. We are in the 21st century for fuck sake.

Stop listening to those brain dead retards in the marketing department. Stop trying to bolt on every conceivable piece of function into the OS.

We don't need xbox live on the desktop, we don't want integrated News, shops and ads.

Cortana, Edge, skpe. itunes, and what the fuck is mixed reality portal?

Take the hint you drop kicks, if I want that shit screwing my laptop up I'll install it, not you, me!

Deliver a stable and secure OS. One in which we choose when to update, what to install and how to use the OS and laptop. Deliver that along with a focus on identifying and fixing potential vulnerabilities.

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I'm now off to a marketing meeting.

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Cops called after pair enter Canadian home and give it a good clean

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Re: anti-crime

"In the UK, if the door is not locked then it is not breaking and entering, and if nothing is stolen or damaged then it's not burglary."

UK , Australia and Canada all follow the Westminster system. The precedence of property theft have been established for centuries. The reason many of us were sent to Australia in the first place.

Unless the Section has been amended it would still be considered Break and Enter.

Whilst the door was unlocked, a seal (door or window or other means of access ) was broken ( in this instance Broke means simply opening the door without damage). You could not charge Break, Enter and Steal as obviously nothing of value was stolen

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Oz intel committee: Crypto-busting is only bad if you're a commie, and we're not by the way

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It appears even industry experts are now dashing themselves against this idiocy. Every reasoned argument is now met with gross ignorance. This legislation appears to have the hallmarks of passing into law even against the mountain of common sense.I'm sick and tried of apologising for the gross stupidity of our politicians.

Instead I'm thinking a guillotine set on top of parliament house, with a nice long line of of these imbeciles (aka politicians). Those long grassy slopes should allow for a good build of speed.

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FYI: Faking court orders to take down Google reviews is super illegal

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"blatant criminal scheme to exploit the authority of the federal judiciary for his company’s benefit was outrageous,"

Yep , because that would absolutely NEVER happen in the U.S criminal or otherwise. Their Juridical is, of course, what every other Democratic system aspires. Completely clean and above board, not even the hint of corruption or justice for the rich and privileged few . Absolutely no chance of an individual or a corporation trying to use the system to benefit themselves or their business Other inferior nations maybe, but don't think that about the U.S.

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Stroppy Google runs rings round Brussels with Android remedy

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Doesn't matter what happens or, if the EC follow through or not.

There is one certainty the end user is going to be screwed regardless of the outcome.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is worth 154 median minions

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Re: You keep using that word...

Couldn't agree More.

Raked in, Gouged,siphoned, extorted, received by Deception. are much better

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Well slap my ass and call me Judy, Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 is just as hard to fix as the old one

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Well whats the old saying

The day Microsoft makes a product that doesn't suck, is the day they start making vacuum cleaners

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Get your popcorn ready: IBM's Q3 financial scoreboard is out tonight

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PopCorn ?

Triple Espresso to stay awake. IBM has no new tech. They've culled R&D, stripped bare tech support and pushed engineers out the door. Software updates and innovations have stalled. All for the immediate gratification of the bottom line.

They could turn it around, profits are still in the $Bil per quarter, large investments into R&D would help. But unfortunately that only has the potential to help the future, it does not have the immediate effect of getting those brainless Muppets in the "C" suite earn their yearly bonuses

IBM can no longer be considered tech company. Whilst they might try to make headlines with the occasional new release, more and more IBM will make headlines as they sink into the cesspit that is patent infringement

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I find your lack of faith disturbing, IBM: Big Blue fires photon torpedo at Pentagon JEDI cloud contract

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Re: Jeez

Hell No. They're all as bad as each other.

However, in this round I WANT I WANT I WANT!, It's IBM and oracle centre stage

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Jeez

Talk about the spoilt kids throwing a tantrum and throwing their toys out of the cot. IBM and oracle are finally realising that they are not the centre of the tech universe anymore. Now they want to try to grab a little of the spot light back

Sorry kids not happening, you have been over indulged for too long. Now both you back in the time out corners. We're not listening to another whiny word... NOW Ginni!

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