* Posts by E net

15 posts • joined 14 Sep 2011

Linux kernel is getting more reliable, says Linus Torvalds. Plus: What do you need to do to be him?

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"Young" Now there's a euphemism.

Careful now, UK court ruling says email signature blocks can sign binding contracts

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Re: Power of Attorney

One would assume that this allows solicitors to charge for the service of acquiring "Power of Attorney"?

Which? That smart home camera? The one with the vulns? Really?

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Re: common place

Another Ditto? I found that if I read the Which forums, they were slating "Best Buy" products and recommending others. I got a very nice vacuum cleaner that way. But that taught me to take Which advice with a very large fist full of salt. I didn't even bother looking at the IT reviews to be honest.

You'll never guess what you can do once you steal a laptop, reflash the BIOS, and reboot it

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Re: Security vs. convenience


POKE 59458,62,

Wow we learn something "old" every day :)

No, Stephen Hawking's last paper didn't prove the existence of a multiverse

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You think that they make Mini Metros in more than one Universe! Come on!

Brit retailer Currys PC World says sorry for Know How scam

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Some Good Guys, even here

You do occasionally come across someone who really knows what they are talking about and you end up having an intertesting conversation. The last time was I think we a student and AV hobbyist so he I suppose he was just doing this for quick cash.

How's this for a stocking filler next year? El Reg catches up with Gemini

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Right to Left language use? Not according to the Welcome Screen

Hmm. Looking at the welcome screen, Arabic users (and maybe any right to left users) can basically forget it.

Slow loading El Reg pages

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Slow loading El Reg pages

Your pages are beginning to take too long to load. Looking at the status bar it's the advertising sites that are causing it. I don't particularly mind adverts if they don't get in the way of what I am doing. I may even click on an advert or two. But now I am going to block them..

YouTube sharecroppers start world’s most useless trade union

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Not the most useless Union ever

The Society of Telecom Executives (union) took decisive action against the cuts and poor working conditions by have multiple strikes on our BT campus..............................in their lunch hour!

Doctor Who's Under the Lake splits Reg scribes: This Alien homage thing – good or bad?

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Hey Mr Moffat

112 Comments and counting. Job Done !

Doom, Mario, Pac-Man level up to video gaming's Hall of Fame

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I know it has been said before but..

The list is just plain wrong or at best extremely limited. So many of these lists seem to be created by people who didn't actually understand the thing they were categorising. How many actual games players of either the older generation (Space Invaders, Defenders, Galaxian) or the current generation were on the panel?

BBC website ditches modules in facelift

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Paris Hilton

Looks like a US web site now

Pretty much identical to many US sites that have been using this format for quite some time. See salon.com or newser.com for example.

Paris coz she's seen it all before

How to go from the IT dept to being a rogue trader

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Read this book

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

"In Fooled by Randomness, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a professional trader and mathematics professor, examines what randomness means in business and in life and why human beings are so prone to mistake dumb luck for consummate skill. "

A serious eye opener into how these things happen, why they happen and will always happen.

TouchPad sales doubled after it was discontinued

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Not Necessarily

>The demand for a $99 tablet is already in place, but usually there is zero supply at that price level, so we see zero sales.When they lowered the price, demand wasn't CREATED. Rather, existing demand was MET.<

Not necessarily! I recently "tried" to buy a game that I only had passing interest in because of two reasons. 1. The buzz surrounding it. 2.The 1st day price drop made it worth trying.If I liked it then it was a great buy. If I didn't then it didn't matter as the price point meant that I still got good value out of it.


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