* Posts by Ted's Toy

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Artificial Intelligence: You know it isn't real, yeah?

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I would like to have real intelligence

All this talk of AI when I went to school in the dim and distance past we were taught that the real thing was what one needed, not an artificial something.

Amid Trump-China tariff tiff, Cisco kit prices to resellers soar up to 25%

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Non USA residents and resellers should be excempt

Most gear is made \not in China but Taiwan but labeled made in China thus other than Apple products and from Fox-con most would not be affected. Thus there are no price rises or duties if there is a price increase it is from Americans ripping Americans as per usual.

Developer goes rogue, shoots four colleagues at ERP code maker

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make the manufacturer or the reseller liable for selling an unsafe product. This applies to all nail gun and similar firearms so all firearms should fall under the same rules.

No need to code your webpage yourself, says Microsoft – draw it and our AI will do the rest

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The old adage " Bullshit Baffles Brains'

From Amazon to Ama-gone: Bezos swings the axe on hundreds at HQ

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Remember Sears Robuck

Bricks and mortar ended them as well

Intel, Microsoft confess: Meltdown, Spectre may slow your servers

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The selling flawed .designed hardware was a big No No with the powers that

I thought that selling flawed products was a big No No as the powers that be could and often do make one replace the goods with no flawed products or a cash refund. In Oz we have a statuary body who is awlfully strict on retailers

Boffins foresee most software written by machines in 2040

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Who will program the software writer?

Without human input there can be no machine output.

US intelligence blabs classified Linux VM to world via leaky S3 silo

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An Oxymoran in the title

US Military intelligence or any other countries military couple with the work Intelligence is an oxymoron

Card shark Intel bets with discrete graphics chips, shuffles AMD's GPU boss into the deck

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Who owns ARN and a Big slice of a graphic card maker?

Think of ARM cpu's market share of the computing market which includes phones, tabelets, graphics etc. not one segement with x86-64 cpu's and one has the answer or part of the answer.

AMD is becoming a design company not a manufacturing co. With no foundry to design for and multible fabricators of chips it now opens up the hardware and cpu designs to anyone who will pay their fee for the design similar to ARM/Softbank..

Intel is upset that Qualcomm is treating it like Intel treated AMD for years and years

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The old addage" Reap as you sow"

eBay threatens to block Australians from using offshore sellers

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customer service

I don't like paying tax so I will stop my customers from using my services. The tax is payed by the buyer to seller not the service provider. The service provider is just acting as the middle man and taking a cut for offering the service. They are just collect just collecting the tax from the seller. Thus they have a service charge to cover their expenses . So their argument is hollow the tax is paid by the buyer to the seller who in turn is liable to pay the tax. As a shop keeper I had to collect and pay the GST in Australia the same as Sales tax is collected in most countries. It boils down to paying sales tax either in the selling State or in the buyers State/Country unless the seller is in a tax haven for dodging paying tax. Taxes and death are inescapable.

Congrats, PC slingers. That's now FIVE straight years of shrinking sales

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The operating systems are the problem

The over sold hype by the major retailers and trying to turn a business device into something of a toy or entertainment device is the main problem. The rise of the mobile devices smart phones etc which have a user friendly inter-phase. Where as the pc x86 devices were are modeled on a business accounting type of inter-phase. Th first users which computer devices replaced were the typing pool, accounting scribes and general office workers. Some bright marketer sold the idea that every one and his dog needed one for home. So the P.C. was born. P.C. says what it is a glorified adding/ typing unit.

We all fell for this and now most people have one at home which is seldom used as there are better toy for the bulk of the users to keep themselves amused with.. The market for high end personal computing devices is a limited field. Game playing is now done on specialized consoles.. Music is another field which has is leaving the PC.

The operating systems are now a mush up of conflicting uses and not user friendly for any. A specialist tool?Computing device which does one function well is what the public want.

Revamped Cortana finally lands on UK mobe mass market

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Another try

Is this another try at Windows on ARM Rt|T didn't work so how much battery power will be used? Even Intel could not get RT to work on any of their low powered cpu's so how do they expect a Windows product to work on an ARM powered device?

Six on capacitor charges

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What would have been the outcome if they were American Wall St companies?

Australia spending AU$4.8m to do something about revenge porn

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Public servants doing everything they know how to continue receiving a budget handout and a minister listing listening attentively to his so-called department chief so that he/she appears to Joe Blow that everyone knows that they are doing something., worthwhile or not. All for good p.r. and politics a plus for the public service even if it achieves nothing in the long run.

Let's praise Surface, not bury it

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It's not the hardware at fault

It's the software which is at fault, If the computing device software is user friendly then the hardware sells regardless of its shape or size. Small phones to tablets are user friendly whereas the laptop PC etc are not so user friendly now. The giant US software organization found that out when they tried to introduce an unpopular OS onto phones etc. It cost them a bundle and an awful lot of people their jobs.

Intel is shipping an ARM-based FPGA. Repeat, Intel is shipping an ARM-based FPGA

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I thought that AMD did this a couple of years ago.

US govt straight up accuses Russia of hacking prez election

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Government intelligence is an oxymoron. So how can any government have a agency which is intelligent?

Microsoft promises free terrible coffee every month you use Edge

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Need beter marketing

Just got rid of the last one, now is about time to do away with the total marketing dept.

Turnbull's Transformers intend to test single sign-on to Gov.au on the offshore, public cloud

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Politicians have no or very little say on he governing of a country

When will reporters or the great unwashed masses, news hacks etc. realize that elected representatives have a minute effect or say on the any outcome of policies which the civil servants have on the running of any government policies. " Yes minister" then carry on with what they were doing before.. Bureaucracy rules not parliaments,local councils or elected officials. Even dictatorships have to rely on a civil service.

#Censusfail Australia: Not an attack, data safe, no heads to roll

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Who supplied the system?

I believe it is the same company who supplied The Queensland Health dept., with a fool proof system as well.

Civil servant mandarins will award contracts on the basis of the best perks available to said employee.

Unfortunately it is the politicians of whatever ilk who take the blame never the civil service.

Intel gobbles AI chip biz Nervana for $350m

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Another fail around for something other to do or distract the market. This is so that it is perceived that management are doing something about a failing business model.

Breaking 350 million: What's next for Windows 10?

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xbox and ps4 can't run Dosbox

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Only reason for a home PC to have windows now is to play games.

Australian spooks' email guide banishes MS Word macros, JavaScript

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Just Banish M$

Simple answer is to banish M$ completely.

Australian maps and GPS will align by 2020

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The earth moved

Does this mean that all my boundary pegs are in the wrong place or that all the town and country local maps used by the councils are incorrect?

Who is going to cover the cost of re-pegging boundaries and or re-drawing all the maps, as if we have moved as a country the all international boundaries have also moved. This will keep lots of pen pushers in government dept. busy for the next 50 years.

Telstra's head of ops drops after network flops

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Don't you just love the way an Australian teleco's love a failed US execs?

UK's climate change dept abolished, but 'smart meters and all our policies strong as ever'

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No more gov sponserd climate change?

As the title of this article states state sponsored climate change is abolished, It is now up the citizens to do it instead?

Windows 10 a failure by Microsoft's own metric – it won't hit one billion devices by mid-2018

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Re: Perhaps ....

found an old student one with Slide Rule Primer still in the case circa 19658-60. It is for either of or both Faber Castell Student Columbus No.57/86 and Students Rietz 57/87 Could scan the booklet if required. never mind the cocky chew markss

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Re: Perhaps ....

For this young lad it was damn near 60 years ago.

Still have my old slip stick.

You can buy Windows 10 Enterprise E3 access for the price of a coffee

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Cash shortage ?

One of possibly both using this service would have a cash flow problem or a shortage of the readies. Leasing anything is only for the financially stressed organization as if some one is leasing you something it is to their advantage and your disadvantage. They are making a profit by leasing it and you are loosing. If it was profitable for the to lease, rent it it conversely it is a loss to the other party.

Bullsh*t by salesmen and marketers can always get the gullible the naive etc.

Hillary Clinton: My promises to America's tech industry

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Countries work in-spite of governments and elections

If one is in any sort of free/private enterprise one does it in-spite of who is in government and in-spite of what happens in an election. Governments and the civil services generally hinder free enterprise and always seem to favour bureaucratic operations as they can understand these whereas the private risk takers and enterprises are a different breeds altogether. They seem to garner wealth as a bi-product as the enjoyment of being a free agent is the greater and the financial reward comes second.

Now Intel swings axe at sales, marketing peeps

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History is a hard teacher

With 4 main (The 4 main PC Makers) customers who are all suffering a sales decline of catastrophic proportions and are loaded to the hilt with unsold stock CPU's etc. Also an unhealthy reliance on one software maker the old adage of putting all your eggs in one basket rings true.

A history of somewhat unethical practices is also an unwanted burden when looking for newer customers.

Russian government hackers spent a year in our servers, admits DNC

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A government intelligence service is an oxymoron

Microsoft and LinkedIn: What the CEOs are planning

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Will delete my link and mark LinkedIn as Junk

Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform? It's an uphill battle, warns key partner

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May be morph 10 back to 7 inter-phase just to get all us 70 something year old's back on side. We still yearn for DR-DOS Norvell etc and remember the sad saga of Win1 and 2.

Easy remote exploit drops for unpatchable power plant controller

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Simple don't have the internet connected to the power control software computers, and or have an isolated web connectivity.

Switkowski wades into NBN leak debate, ALP is furious

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WHY DOES THE TRUTH HURT SO MUCH?

Microsoft's Windows Phone folly costs it another billion dollars

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When I was in business ( Just over 40 years as an owner) prior to retirement the failure rare of a commercial undertaking was 20% p.a. so that give the success rate any venture or enterprise a dismal rate of success and the more one tries the greater the chance of either happening. It is not surprising that one failure leads to a similar failure when it is tried again.

NBN raid fallout continues, with Conroy formalising privilege claim

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I thought:

My posting is not siding with one political party or other I take no stance on either side of the fence side just a question of morality and legality of the action. Please remember countries work in spite of governments and the legal systems are supposed to act with impunity in Oz not as in some other countries.

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I thought that being in receipt of stolen property was a criminal offense.,or does being a member of a political organization or a member of parliament or senate give one an exemption from the law?

Insure against a cyberwhat now? How the heck do we crunch those numbers?

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Just remember that insurance companies are a nicer way of referring to bookmakers. It is all an odds game with good bookies winning bad ones don't last long. Also it is usually the punter who looses.

Lending Club CEO booted out for dodgy deals

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Re: Might this burst the bubble?

Remember it it easy to catch the greedy ,the gullible and the foolish. There is nothing new in thee con world. There are always greedy people who will get caught and always people to take advantage of a fool who waiting to loose his money. Just look at the wealth of the never ending religious organizations who have promised the greatest rewards of all and it is only attainable after ones death. Very cleaver no-one has every returned to dispute their claims.The so called angles/unicorns ( unicorns are only able to be ridden by virgins) very aptly named.

US software biz fined $28 million for bribing Chinese buyers with free vacations, gifts

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Directors are liable

Fining a company is useless fine and debar the directors who allowed their company to break the law not the share holders as they did not knowingly enter into crooked deals. If directors were punished for the misdeeds of the organization they are supposedly overseeing then they may be worth the money they pay themselves.

Computer sales not a matter of life and death, they're more important than that

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The customers have changed OS and computing platforms..

The customers have left the x86 based computing devices due to a dislike of the OS's available. Now computing devices are running anothrer cpu type and OS. The x86 club just don't get the message that customers disliked the OS's which were available for the x86 computing devices and found another device and software which suited their needs.

The same thing happened with the prepc typing and accounting devices. Also remember that once mail order was the retail giant it still is but now it no longer relies on the postal service or paper printed medium it is electronic., and the postal systems is being loosing it relevance as well.

Microsoft in 2015: Mobile disasters, Windows 10 and heads in the clouds

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Just uninstalled Win 10 and installed a Linux distro which is easier to use than Win 10 and does not have advertisments doesn't try and be anything except an operating system. Their office will replace my Office 365 as the yearly payment sticks in my craw.

Being in my 70's and having had some sort of PC's since 1980's was upset when Dr Dos and PC Dos were lost. Use Lotus and Mac's till 1995ish, all the other PC units ended up with a M/S O.S. as the accounting and cash registers required it. Now all Windows PC's will be used for is a gaming units.

As soon as Wine becomes as stable a games platform it will be on all the PC's for the old fart and grand childern to play on.

The work and business Operating systems will be replaced with an open sorced O/S and so to will the accounting systems. The engineering side of my company may stick with M/S for cad etc. but as soon as we can use another system there as well we will replace the work stations as well.

Twenty years since Windows 95, and we still love our Start buttons

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Re: The question of why the public accepted a substantial user interface change

Win 95 wasn't a new inter-phase just a copy of Apple and Amstrad operating system.

AMD looks at sinking sales, gulps: It's worse than we thought

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Unhappy

Try to stop relying on Microsoft

This is hardly surprising as Intel just gave the bullet to its execs. as both Intel and AMD rely on Microsoft software to generate sales and as Microsoft missed the boat in 2008 with the advent of tablets, Relying on Microsoft to generate sale seem a rather misguided business plan.

A life of cybercrime, a caipirinha and a tan: Fraudsters love a Brazilian

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Listed on New York stock markets?

Microsoft to TAKE OUT THE TRASH in the Windows Store

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Take the trash out?

The idea of the store is the trash. I know Microsoft has built its empire on copying other peoples ideas and programs., but the idea of a store to get suckers in looks like it is going to be as successful as the Windows 8/8.1 and 10 are. I own a small business and the idea of having my software competing to sell to my staff is a no, no.

The sooner that the brains ? in that organization realize that their main customer base in the home market has said Bye Bye in 2008 or 9 and the commercial sector is running away as fast as it can from the misconceived operating systems they have been trying to foist onto the market. This is why XP lasted so long and it appears as if Win 7 is going to the last acceptable operating system that they produce as now that the enterprise storage and back office have shifted to a Linux/Unix type of O.S. and more and more Apple products are appearing in the office environment. As soon as we can find an operating system which will use our legacy software and cash registers it will be good bye Microsoft. Touch screen O.S. is such fun to do cad with. Corners which do other things and unexpected screen changes in the middle of doing a spread sheet are really useful.

If we wanted a toy we will bye an android tablet which has a common inter-phase with all android products, not something which behaves differently every time a program is used.

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