* Posts by PhilipJ

53 posts • joined 8 Jan 2013

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It's happening! Official retro Thinkpad lappy spotted in the wild

PhilipJ

16:10? I want my freaking 4:3 - I'm working on it, not watching damn movies.

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Look who's bailed out internet-satellite provider Intelsat? It's... Softbank?

PhilipJ

looking forward for the ultra links

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President Donald Trump taken on by unlikely foe: Badass park rangers

PhilipJ

what happened to the President Snowflake title ?

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One espresso is not theft, Oz judge rules, it's part of civilization

PhilipJ

not to mention a "machine" can never make an espresso, just a black coffee infusion

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Meet the man who owns his own piece of the internet

PhilipJ

you know what ? I think I'll blacklist his TLD on my DNS forwarder

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VMware axes Fusion and Workstation US devs

PhilipJ

Re: Ahh... The ever connected fallacy

So is there any usable replacement for Windows ?

None of the alternatives that I've tried performed anywhere as good as VMware Workstation.

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Putin's Russia outlaws ECHR judgments after mass surveillance case

PhilipJ

Putin undoing Perestroika one step at a time.

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Spotify updates hated privacy policy ... with exact same policy

PhilipJ

yeah all I need is voice control, never mind the fact that I can't organize my music collection by genres

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Jay-Z freestyle attack on Tidal's rivals leaked to Tidal's rivals

PhilipJ
Childcatcher

won't somebody think of the poor multi-billion dollar celebrities !??

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You can't put a price on LOVE, says Apple after court's Samsung payout slash

PhilipJ

Re: Acting

wait till you see the sequel

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Lightbulbs of the future will come with wireless extenders and speakers

PhilipJ
FAIL

No they won't.

..just like nobody uses internet connected fridge and other similar ridiculous products

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DTS announces DTS:X – sparks object-based audio war with Dolby

PhilipJ

any modern AV receiver supports dynamic range compression, you don't need DTS:X for that

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Nvidia's GTX 900 cards lock out open-source Linux devs yet again

PhilipJ

Re: One of the reasons I abandoned them years ago

Given your use case, you don't need a discrete graphic card at all.

I play games. nVidia has no competition on that market.

ATI has been trying to come up with functional drivers for 30 years, and they still haven't accomplished that.

Binary blob or not, nVidia drivers work.

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'Why don't you buy from foreign sites?' asks Commish, snapping on the gloves

PhilipJ

umm, if a shop ships to foreign countries, it usually has at least an English version of its page. Quite often other languages as well.

In the last 6 months, I've ordered more stuff from Germany than from shops in my country - simply because they did not have the products that I wanted, or had very long shipment times whereas the German shops had everything available in their warehouses, ready to be shipped.

The only thing holding back cross-border commerce in my opinion are worries about possible issues with warranty claims.

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C’mon Lenovo. Superfish hooked, but Pokki Start Menu still roaming free

PhilipJ

Re: Why are you even diagnosing this lappy?

what are you talking about ?

I have installed an official windows iso from digitalriver and registered it with the serial number printed on that microsoft sticker couple of times already.

Anybody with OEM licensed windows can do the same.

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SAP unveils its biggest thing for 20 YEARS: Core suite with HANA

PhilipJ

Re: little big data

> "Gotta love an accounts package..."

you sure have no idea what SAP actually is

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iBail: American Psycho actor Christian Bale rejects Steve Jobs role

PhilipJ

can we have Adam Sandler please ?

The movie is going to be a disaster anyway, might as well up the game a bit.

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Password manager LastPass goes titsup: Users LOCKED OUT

PhilipJ

Re: Who trusts a third party with their authentication?

No, I use KeePass and synchronize my DB files manually once in a while.

There is absolutely ZERO reason for me to enter all my accounts and passwords into some shady freaking website.

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PhilipJ

Re: Who trusts a third party with their authentication?

the whole idea of sharing accounts and passwords with a 3rd party is ridiculous - why in the hell would you use a password at all, when you give it to anyone ?

suckers, serves them right !

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Amazon sues former employee who took Google cloud job

PhilipJ

Re: Can't see the gray area here

this is true for the whole EU - non-compete clauses lose their power as soon as the employment contract is terminated - it's one of the things that came to Europe from the US and has absolutely no power over here - pretty much like any EULA

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Space station 'nauts will use URINE-FUELLED ESPRESSO MACHINE

PhilipJ

..and so they spent milions of euros developing an espresso machine that would work in space.

Meanwhile, the Russians used a modified AeroPress.

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German server lockbox scores MEELLION dollar seed-smashing record

PhilipJ

Re: And the clients?

is't the whole "product" just a regular PC in an orange case with some basic free tools installed and preconfigured ?

I mean what did they actually do ?

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Cheat Win XP DEATH: Little-known tool to save you from the XPocalypse

PhilipJ

Re: WAAAAAIT a minute....stop.

It's not my problem when an incompetent vendor goes out of business.

End of life does not mean that all existing copies stop working. There's absolutely nothing wrong with running XP after it's no longer supported, as long as security measures are taken. Like keeping the computers off the network or on a dedicated VLAN with no access to the rest of the network. That desktop with that special exotic unsupported hardware can run another 10-20 years on Windows XP just fine. It just needs to be handled as a security risk, that's all.

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PhilipJ

Re: not to diss open source software

of course - since it was unusable without those guest extensions (low resolution desktop etc)

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PhilipJ

Re: WAAAAAIT a minute....stop.

To be fair, any decent software vendor has been supporting Windows7 for at least 3 years - if a vendor is not able to provide support for Windows7 almost 5 freaking years (!) after the OS has been released, he's not worthy of my business.

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PhilipJ

not to diss open source software

but VirtualBox is terribly sluggish compared to VMware, it's a night and day difference !

XP Mode in MS Virtual PC was not really fast either.

For personal use, the free VMware player is the best solution hands down.

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Valve showers Debian Linux devs with FREE Steam games

PhilipJ

Re: Damn...

Publicly traded companies can't afford sensible decisions. They are run by morons answering to stakeholders.

Only a privately-held company can afford to play nice.

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Sweet work, fellas: Boffins build high-density battery powered by sugar

PhilipJ

Re: Energy density

If you bothered to look at the article on nature.com that is linked, you would see the image I posted above, as well as a PDF with "Supplementary Table S3 Comparison of energy densities of batteries and EFCs", which contains an information about voltage as well - it is 0.5V

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PhilipJ

Re: Help me out here

have a look at the linked article..

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140121/ncomms4026/fig_tab/ncomms4026_F4.html

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PhilipJ

so the CO2 that is released in the process is not considered a waste ?

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ANYONE on Google+ can now email you, with or without your Gmail addy

PhilipJ

you mean like:

+Google +email +no +longer +delivers! email! to! Yahoo! addresses!

?

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No sign of Half-Life 3 but how about FOURTEEN Steam Machine makers?

PhilipJ

Re: 65 million users, but all of them already have a PC with Steam installed

Valve is not going after PC gamers - they already have that market. Valve is going after console gamers.

And if they manage to deliver console-like experience with these steamboxes, they might as well succeed.

Running a Linux PC with a dumb controller instead of a keyboard is not an issue - XBMC already accomplished that with Xbmcbuntu - where a simple MCE remote can be used to do pretty much everything.

Valve would never make their game a Steam Machine exclusive. That would be a dickish move, and Gabe is better than that.

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Linksys's über-hackable WRT wireless router REBORN with 802.11ac

PhilipJ

any $100 router compatible with openwrt/dd-wrt can do quite a bit more than a traditional (dumb) router

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PhilipJ

Re: Is this good or what?

Is this an issue with linksys power supplies ?

My trusty old Netgear WNDR3700 has been running 24/7 for the last 4 years. Even the lowcost tp-link routers have never had any issues with power supplies or anything else.

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PhilipJ
Facepalm

Re: Is this good or what?

$300 for a router ? Is there a premium for not having a NSA-bugged firmware ?

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Leaked MS ad video parodies Chrome as surveillance tech

PhilipJ

this would be a great ad for IE launch on android

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IBM and Nvidia: We'll build your data center like a SUPERCOMPUTER

PhilipJ

umm, IBM transformed from a HW company to a services company - hardware makes less than 40% of IBM's revenue...

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Apple slams brakes on orders of (not so cheap) plasticky iPhone 5C

PhilipJ
Trollface

Re: Shouldn't be hard for apple to break into the lower end of the market

what's even more interesting, is the fact that if you replace the Porsche 911 frame with plastic, you get a Fiat Panda.

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Judge smites IBM's anti-Amazon cloud campaign

PhilipJ

Re: "Superior technical solution"

Well in this case, there's no question about who is more capable in the cloud business. It's not the IT company.

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Peak Apple: Has ANYONE at all ordered a new iPhone 5c?

PhilipJ

Re: I've ordered a 5C

are you before, or after your lobotomy ?

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IBM, Accenture play blame game over $1bn project blowout

PhilipJ
FAIL

it's SAP, not an Excel worksheet with formulas in two columns

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IBM axes nearly THREE THOUSAND staffers in North America - union

PhilipJ

Re: Remind me...

Services.

You can't build PCs forever.

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Now it gets serious: Fracking could RUIN BEER

PhilipJ
FAIL

yeah, let's destroy our clean water supply for some quick fracking money

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Adobe's Creative Cloud fails at being a cloud

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Re: Let's hear it for the 'Creative Clod'

Actually it holds true. You just have to find Creative ways to sync your files !

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Adobe kills Creative Suite – all future features online only

PhilipJ

Re: Lightroom?

They won't.

Photoshop is a bitmap editor for professionals graphic designers and retouchers.

Lightroom is a photo editor for professional photographers as well as the average Joes. They won't pay more than the $80 upgrade once per year or two.

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PhilipJ

Re: Waiting for Adobe's U Turn

you absolutely DON'T NEED the latest Photoshop/CS to work with RAW files - there's Lighroom - or the free Adobe DNG converter for that !

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PhilipJ

Re: What a huge fraud! Adobe worse than Electronic Arts (SimCity fraud)...

well, the next best thing to Photoshop is probably Photoshop Elements

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PhilipJ
FAIL

Re: Somebody PLEASE!!!!

My guess is that mspaint.exe would be fine for what you need to do as well.

Gimp is the 80ties version of Photoshop. And it has been that way for almost 20 years.

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Black-eyed Pies reel from BeagleBoard's $45 Linux micro blow

PhilipJ
Thumb Down

double the price, and you get a 1.7GHz quad core monster with 2GB RAM that consumes even less power than Pi, when idling at 200MHz

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Living in the middle of a big city? Your broadband may still be crap

PhilipJ

Re: 5mps?

what ? you gotta be kidding.

I pay 20 eur (that's $26 , or 17 GBP) per month for a tripple play package with a 100/10 mbit internet connection over FTTH. In a central european country where most people still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

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