* Posts by Alan Donaly

440 posts • joined 12 Jun 2007

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'Jisus' Eee-alike sub-notebook to use Chinese Atom-smasher

Alan Donaly
Linux

Whats the benefit of mips

over x86 not disputing it mind you, but I honestly don't know.

Yahoo! Flickr video play sparks online revolt

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Well it's just not that interesting

Adding video to Flickr why is this controversial I read the petition and how does it harm photographers exactly. What does any of this have to do with web 2.0 .

IBM smacks rivals with 5.0GHz Power6 beast

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Coat

There's no video card

how can it bun Vista without a Nvidia 8800 GT or butter.

Jimmy Wales to chair World Economic Forum on the Middle East

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Alien

Are you sure

you didn't get this from Wikipedia. This is why you don't make up stories about guys like Jimmy Whales they will trump you every time.

Just the title (if you said it aloud) is enough to get you institutionalized in most countries.

Asus avoids Atom to get next Eee PC out early?

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Coat

It's a tight little niche

but it's incredibly active.

Mines the one with stretched out pockets from the Eee PC.

Microsoft meths up data center with 220 containers

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I speak jive

meths up ; cooking up methamphetamine is a white trash cottage industry though it's gotten less prevalent in recent years I think it's stretching it a bit.

Natty Lite; horrible beer very cheap almost free.

White trash; I think their equivalent would be chav or pikey in English. Most white people in the US are white trash or are descended from white trash and those who are not may well become white trash in the future.

Food Stamps; a coupon for food and a few other things the US subsidises you can get if you are destitute to keep yourself alive it's a type of welfare.

Rager; not sure.

Trailerized; is that a word, anyway white trash sometimes live in trailers the phrase trailer-trash is common.

Ashlee Vance you're out of control keep it up.

Amazon smacks little people with BookSurge

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Well they were doing OK

I was sold they were doing better, now it looks as if they couldn't stand all that sanity and had to do something to remedy that.

Get your German interior minister's fingerprint here

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I love it

Here is your security he is lucky in other countries they may have taken the whole finger which is what worries me. Do you think maybe a decent photograph would work just as well.

Adobe to remove Photoshop pic pimping clause

Alan Donaly
Linux

Linux is

ready for the average users desktop with no support and you NEVER have to drop to a command line. Morely may be gone but I am not and freetard doesn't change the truth.

Open AJAX frameworks not fit for 'power users'

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What they do with

their credibility is their business .I don't know of anybody using anything but AJAX so it's hard to see it not working.

Adobe opens Photoshop for freetards

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I have news

Photoshop is Photoshop for freetards why should they bother with this. Most of these people will have CS3 already no charge.

Bell Canada chokes BitTorrent traffic on someone else's ISP

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Go

Bandwidth is not finite

you can keep adding to it forever it costs money which presumably you charge for P2P isn't going away, and what about other high bandwidth uses playing stupid and cheap is just annoying. The internet has to keep pace with utilization why is that so hard to accomplish open your tiny little minds and scale this fucker up.

ClearSpeed floats - ouch - 3.0 flagship code

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Hurt by their own irresponsibility

Nice dig if it weren't such a massive understatement they have hurt almost everyone including themselves.

Robo spy-zeppelin prototype in test flight

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Both the Akron and the Macon

crashed in storms iirc. No apparent need for bb guns, or missiles.

Boozed Belarusian dodges birthday train squish

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Go

It is St Patrick's day.

It's raining and nasty it has to be. Go cause it's green natch.

BBC's download iPlayer goes titsup

Alan Donaly
Linux

Watch it?

Who said anything about watching it they just like the fun of hacking it. I wouldn't do it because I don't care but tell some guys they can't do it and instantly it becomes irresistible.

Japanese boffin designs glasses for the absent minded

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If you are truly

absent minded you would leave these somewhere. I read (but I don't remember where) that these kinds of seeing devices tend to anger security guards, sort of like dogs and mylar balloons. I would hate to get beaten or shot just because I can't remember where I put my keys on a regular basis.

1&1 says sorry to one in ten

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I was checking on 1and 1

for someone who needed hosting I was sold until I started looking around the 1 and 1 website and noticed PHP errors displayed on page and decided this did not bode well. Things like that say something about a hosting company anyway.

A Shaolin monk, Warren Buffett and a Russian mobster walk into a bar…

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Seemed OK to me

I didn't notice anything annoying in fact it seemed one of the better episodes in terms of audio quality, but then it could just be the way I listen (speakers not headphones ) or the format og though I can't see how that could be.

What an amazing interview, there is enough material there to keep a journalist in pop-tarts and bottled water for a long time. Nicely done.

McCain taps Fiorina

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Ashlee bad visuals

thanks a lot I will be seeing it in my nightmares.

El Reg decimates English language

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Boffin

The language is stupid anyway.

Take a look at this site if you don't think so.

http://www.stage-door.org/stampact/traps.html

I can't stand people carping away about any human language use or abuse when it's only just slapped together nonsense anyway. I bet you think you know what I mean, hah!

Smut peddlers and spammers invade Google Groups

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Gates Horns

Just imagine if

your apartment was infested with spammers, it would be an order of magnitude more horrible than roaches.

Bill because he looks a little roach-like.

Apple sued over iPhone caller ID

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USA patents

are the way they are because companies like Apple, and Microsoft not to mention Intel, Sun, and IBM want them to be, they spend good money to make it this way, because they know against them this sort of law suit is a nuisance only . The fact is they steal with impunity pay very little of their total profit when caught, and they sue the life out of any startup that has the temerity to do the same. It's broken all right but these corporations with their crocodile tears shouldn't fool anyone.

Alleged Kiwi botnet mastermind in court

Alan Donaly
Linux

accessing a computer for dishonest purposes

yeesh! I am glad that isn't against the law here. All those matchmaking sites would be in deep trouble.

Sergey Brin: 'Microhoo! makes me nervous'

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Congratulations

despite the hyphen this looks suspiciously close to what The Register is calling the creature http://tinyurl.com/ytrefh microsoft-president-on-micro-hoo-we-can-do-it (nytimes) You should open up a boutique and sell custom memes.

cDc automates Google Hacking

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Like all tools

your mind does the guidance, and your hands do the work. I am not sure if this helps any more than just going to Johnny's web site and pulling up his list of embarrassing files he and others have accessed via Google. it's quite extensive.

Security boffins unveil BitUnlocker

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Add this to the other maxim

that if it's possible someone will use it, and one if person uses it many will try. It may not be elegant to take a fire extinguisher to a PC or laptop but I have heard of people doing more than that to get at money which is what the data is. I have to go back to my original basis it's not possible to secure a computer 100% mostly this is something I believe (I can't prove it) but every time I think I am wrong something like this encourages my _belief_. If someone has possession of the device it can be cracked. Anyway my point was this is very bad never underestimate the enemy.

Google to build 80,000 foot radio tower?

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Black Helicopters

Sounds like a good

use for a solar powered drone alleviating the need for all that fleshy service.

Server vendors fight off doom and gloom in Q4

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Aside from lenders

I haven't seen much signs of business cooling off and this pretty much confirms it. I am sure there are industries that are in a slump (building for example) and possibly auto sales but tech seems to be a horse even the small software vendors seem busy, sorry no bad news here yet.

Ubuntu chief ushers in the age of Intrepid Ibex

Alan Donaly
Linux

These dumb names are not so dumb

it's marketing of a kind it does sort of stick in the mind Ubuntu is an odd name too I think it's good it's at least non-threatening and I can't think of anybody who does Linux who has more visibility and name recognition including RedHat. On the other hand I think they are going to run out of names.

Opera screeches at Mozilla over security disclosure

Alan Donaly
Linux

The thing is it's open source.

You have to tell people why the hell you're changing things or they will maul you, there can be no secrets not at the Firefox level it's too public and too well used anything that smells of secrecy will raise all sorts of nasty suspicions. As for Opera I have two words for them, keep up. If Opera wants to return the favor sometime I am sure they won't hesitate.

Google beats bugs from Android

Alan Donaly
Linux

where does one start

in writing applications for phones this isn't a smartarse question I see the application frameworks but what is the procedure.

Legal attack dogs chase software pirates from eBay

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Pirate

For legal reasons I wouldn't,

characterize every piece of Adobe or Symantec software offered on ebay as pirated but... Arr! like shooting fish in a bucket.

Major Linux security glitch lets hackers in at Claranet

Alan Donaly
Linux

Slackware has

the patched Kernel available now I would suggest getting it and installing it. If your lucky enough to be using Slackware.

Dell 'committed' to AMD despite consumer kit shift to retail

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Unhappy

@Laxman

Intel has always been really good at advertising their products it's a huge part of business and needs attention. I don't fault AMD so much for this it's not always obvious what you get out of it, but the benefits are there almost to the point it is more important than a better product. Having said that I despise that about business.

WARF raiders slap Intel with Core patent suit

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Two things

1.It appears as if Intel do not think this patent applies.

2. I haven't heard even the smallest peep of wanting to change the nature of the patent system from Intel, obviously they benefit by it.

Critical bugs surge in reduced flaw haul

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Nature of vulns in general

I notice they tend to find a type of vulnerability and then generalize so if all of a type you are currently looking for are REAL BAD(tm) then thats what you get, until you run that type out and find another, sort of like mining out a vein of ore.

Computer maker to focus on computers

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I have just one thing to say.

Belgium!

Microsoft! needs! Yahoo! developers! developers! developers!

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@Brett

Exactly I agree but I think it's all going to fall apart anyway MS has no expertise in this field it's why they are a distant third they want the customers the customers don't want them (or they would have used them now wouldn't they) Oh well it's sad to see an old brand go away but they couldn't make it work so they are toast.

Microsoft! bids! $44.6bn! for! Yahoo!

Alan Donaly
Linux

I really don't like this

It's not good for the internet it's not good for open source projects like Apache never mind Zimbra (that would be buried).Google is no proper friend of OS and MS wants it dead , Yahoo! was doing a few things now thats in doubt. I hope Microsoft chokes on it. The only thing that really might keep this from happening is a rare FTC block.

Online advertiser pays $200,000 for deceptive claims

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I hate to point out

most of us know where the content is and don't even see the ads any more.

Microsoft's smiley browser face turns sour

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What ever they do

is fine well fix it whatever it is (takes out revolver and whiskey from top drawer of desk) anything else?

Virus writers charged with copyright violation

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Alien

Don't accuse me of racism

@AC I am not a racist I was expressing incredulity in other words I did not believe Japan possibly the most technically advanced nation on the planet would not have laws pertaining to the destruction of data by virus as it happens they do have such laws so I was right it's probably that copyright violations carry more weight and are easier to prove just as in the case of Al Capone we had laws against murder and bootlegging but getting anyone to testify was impossible so they used his books against him no need for witnesses.

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Stop

Not illegal to

disseminate damaging virus really are they that backwards you wouldn't think maybe it's not illegal to write a virus thats a different issue but it seems hard to believe they would turn a blind eye to the damage to property.

FTC squelches Ethernet patent squatter's price hike

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It's appropriate but

I have never before heard of a patent troll called a patent squatter nice sort of swap between a domain squatter and a patent troll are there now domain trolls, seems likely. My god this means they have been interbreeding run for the hills.

Remembering the Commodore SX-64

Alan Donaly
Linux

my god there are some

serious geeks reading this stuff, gentlemen my hats off I don't even know anyone who can compete.

Perl.com sends visitors to porn link farm

Alan Donaly
Linux

adserver and domain squatting

The same old shit banner is served by off site company, domain is sold to porn site, porn site ends up where it doesn't belong for a few days. @BKB what does this have to do with Perl at all, try to understand what happened it may happen to you some day. BTW was the porn any good it's just that you know a porn link site might not be the last thing on earth a Perl programmer was looking for just a thought this might be good targeted advertising.

How and why MySQL grabbed $1bn in five weeks

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Linux

It looks good

Funny now open source and the net economy is running like a truck the rest of the business world is falling apart some connection there maybe.

Boro council in child data theft flap

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@Dave the standard changed in 2002

AES (advanced encryption standard) so far as I know isn't very susceptible yet to brute forcing especially in 256 bit key length but of course it may not have been used in this case.

Meet the world's premier open source vendor - Sun

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I like it, MySQL AB

were giving signs of being in distress they weren't growing, stuff like the closing off of the source for the enterprise version of their software to everyone except those who purchased it under the commercial license. SUN is not going anywhere anytime soon and it's good for business software to have a business making it. I also like the possibility of open office close integration with MySQL something I have been working on forever and I would love to see it done properly (please sun please with sugar we begs). As for SAMP it's still not Linux I don't understand it or how to use it, so I am not going to worry about it, make it work on all platforms from embedded to mainframe and I will take an interest.

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