* Posts by Mike Moyle

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Apple IDs the next-generation iPhone

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@ anonimous

"What I'm worried about are concealed devices which can trick my card or my phone into making payments without my knowledge. You know, like someone with a reader hidden in a plain bag, collecting payments from anyone in the vicinity. "

"There's an app for that..." -- Apple advertisement; 2012

Novell aims SCO tussle at the Supremes

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Seems to me...

That the person that SCO SHOULD b suing is the lawyer who represented them during the negotiation of that contract..!

Burger King cooks up Windows 7 Whopper

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Seven patties...

... So, is that one burger for every install disk, then...?

Coin-sized nuclear isotope battery minted

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Re: Sorry

The only problem with the comment derailments is that they haven't been fractious enough to bring on a chastisement from the charming Ms Bee!

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@Steve Evans

"Silly Americans, that's a one cent, not a penny... "

Actually, silly Britisher person, that's a dime -- a ten-cent piece -- which is slightly smaller in diameter than a penny. The face shown is clearly Franklin Roosevelt, instead of Abraham Lincoln.

...And, if one wanted to get pedantic, one might point out that the term "penny" (Old English penning) is related to the Old High German pfenning -- meaning, simply,, a coin, without reference to its value. Thus, I don't see where we are any less justified in using the name than is a nation who changed the very definition of the the term from 1/240th of a pound to 1/100th. I mean, technically, there is really no relation between the original meaning of the English penny with the current British penny except for tradition, is there?

Oh... and there's no "k" in "Popsicle®" -- It's like "icicle", that way. <insert grin here>

Nissan demos leaning e-car

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On first glance...

...until I read the article, I though that the video still had been shot by the Ralph Lauren marketing people...!

That said, this looks like it would be fun to drive -- particularly in front of all the somewhat loopy drivers when the bars let out!

Brooke Shields pic exposes real/online rift

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Ah... Just reread the article...

The photo is, in fact, NOT from the movie "Pretty Baby"... Which doesn't change the point that a movie with a scene of a pre-pubescent Ms Shields being served up naked (or at, most, in lingerie) at a brothel appears to be legal to view, but not to own.

"Fail" for my original misreading of the source of the photo.

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Now there's a question...

Is the picture in question by any chance the shot of Ms Shields, as Violet -- a girl growing up in a New Orleans brothel around 1920 - 1920 -- in the Louis Malle film"Pretty Baby" (1976)?

I seem to recall her being served up on a silver platter for the client who's getting her first time.

Interestingly, if so, the film is certified "18" in the UK.

Thus it would seem that anyone over 18 can see the film, but not possess a copy of it.

See the icon at left for my opinion if this in fact the case...

Oxygen-from-Moon-dirt passes vomit comet test

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The question that no one seems to have asked/answered...

"How MUCH oxygen/ice is actually there and how long will it last us if we are simply (as appears to be the plan) strip-mining it?"

The idea of using mined oxygen for breathing, rather than, say. hydroponic plant CO2 <--> O2 conversion, with chemical "oxygen generators" and/or mined oxy as emergency backups sound mire like more the way to go, to me. It might even be possible, with lunar soil as additional chemical feedstock for the plants, to generate excess O2 to be fed into the water/rocket oxidizer/reaction mass system while -- again -- keeping the Ice-Mines of Luna as emergency reserves.

Bureaucrat behind bars for creating 1,400 fake kids

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Hmmm...

So, since he "abused his position of trust," does this mean that he'll go on the protective services database and never be allowed to work with imaginary children again?

Suicide bum-blast bombing startles Saudi prince

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@ foo_bar_baz

CIA mole...?

I always thought it was gerbils....

International hacker buried $1m in backyard

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$1 million...

...buried in the yard.

Didn't trust banks, then...?

Reasonable enough under the circumstances, I suppose.

Why teachers fear Callum, Chelsea, Connor and Crystal

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IOh, dear...

Harry and William --"well disciplined but insensitive and friendless", eh...?

Oh, this does NOT bode well...!

Israelis offer unmanned robo smart-missile 8-pack

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You'd think...

...that if it was actually ready to ship out the door they could have spared ONE unit to actually set up in the field for their promo shots instead of P-Shopping it in.

Windows 7 versus Snow Leopard — The poison taste test

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@ Charles King:

I suppose that this is also a workaround, but I keep my apps sorted in folders within the Applications folder: Communications Apps, Graphics Apps, Media Apps System Utilities, Time Wasters, etc. Drag THOSE folders to the dock and I've got everything quickly available and alphabetically sorted. (I'm still on 10.4 on PPC hardware, FWIW.)

In other news -- my compliments, as well, on a well-balanced article. I won't be using either OS any time soon, but the article was interesting, even-handed, and contained just the teensiest touch of mild snark, El Reg's favorite spice!

Well done.

Give that man a raise!

Secret US spontaneous human combustion beam tested

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Re: unoccupied stationary vehicle?

"One of the biggest threats to the soldier today, those unoccupied stationary vehicles."

Actually, considering that they rather often have big bombs inside of them... yes, they are.

Not that that is likely to have been the originally-intended use for these things -- hitting known but defended ammo stockpiles in enemy-controlled areas strikes me as a much more effective use, for one -- but one bolt from the blue against a car bomb vs. getting one GI close enough to blow it up in an urban area seems a decent exchange, to me.

FSF launches Windows 7 anti-upgrade letter campaign

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I suppose that I'm missing something...

"The FSF has raised the issue that support for older versions of Windows begins to come to an end as newer versions of the operating system are released. Over time, end users are either forced to upgrade, pay for additional support, or fix things themselves.

"According to the FSF, Linux doesn't tie you into the Microsoft treadmill because the raw code is openly available so that you or third parties can keep systems going and not rely on one company."

So, rather than self-supporting/outsourcing support when the manufacturer EOL's your software N years down the road, you can do it from Day 1...? Is this REALLY their best argument?

...I dunno if that one's gonna fly, to be honest.

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@ Kevin Bailey

"YOU may not have the ability to fix the C code on the underlying system - but some of the other millions of users will have - and they will fix it and then send the fix to the maintainers so everybody (including you) will benefit. And those with the neatest, cleanest fix will have their fix used. 'Given enough eyeballs - all bugs are shallow'

"Without this you are stuck with merely waiting for (someone) to acknowledge the problem, care enough about it, (...) test out the fix - re-fix, re merge , find out someone else's branch has code which breaks your fix etc etc etc etc etc. (...)"

Of course that's silly... because apparently finding out what the bugfix breaks is the USER'S job! It's "The FOSS Way™"!

UK cops eye shotgun cartridge Taser

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@ Eddie Johnson

Personally, I'd go with 1" closed-cell foam rubber -- spread out and cushion the impact and, with luck, keep the prongs from making contact with your body's electrically-conductive bits.

...not that I've given anti-taser defenses any thought, of course...

Tesla Model S poses for cameras

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@ Kev K

PShop not necessary -- just a high F-Stop on the lens (large aperture) would give that narrow depth of field. And if the Tesla and the car carrying the photographer are both moving then, even with auto-stabilization, I'd want a fast shutter speed which would make a wide aperture necessary just to get enough light onto the film/CCD.

I'm not saying that PShop COULDN'T have been used, just that I don't believe that it's at all necessary and no shenanigans involved.

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Oooops...

In my previous post, I think I said that a LARGER F-stop number = a larger aperture.

In actuality, a LOWER F-Stop number = larger aperture, not a HIGHER number.

My bad.

Apple loses students to netbooks and Windows

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Context...?

Just for context, does anyone have similar figures for actual student laptop sales in the run-up to school from last year?

At a projected 17% of the student laptop market, is this significantly down for that market, year-on-year?

I did a(n admittedly) quick search on El Reg but couldn't find anything, offhand.

Miami health centre starts RFID soap snooping

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Tiered system

I like the tiered response idea, but after the discrete chime/loud beep sequence, could we just jump straight to a jolt of electricity? ...maybe from a wallet-sized device in the trouser pocket, or something similar for the non-trouser-wearing members of the medical profession?

After all, we wouldn't want to harm their reputations by having "Have you washed lately, Dr. xxxx?" booming over the PA system, would we?

Apple won't take tablet to September iPod event, says mole

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@ Matt Bryant

As I posted when El Reg first reported on this latest round of Mac tablet rumors -- which you may not have seen -- for me, it all depends on whether it runs OS X or the iPhone OS.

As a professional illustrator/graphic designer, having a tablet that can -- even adequately -- run my copies of Photoshop, Freehand, etc. means that I have a sketchpad for taking along when I go to talk with clients, to do quick sketches, mockups, etc., then download them when I get back to the office, With (ideally, wireless) connectivity and a basic office app, I could even leave hardcopies of the roughs with a cost estimate, all sent to the client's network printer while onsite. Remember that, as a sketch pad, it doesn't HAVE to be as powerful as my office machine; it just has to be good enough for what I need it to do when I'm AWAY from the office and save files in formats that I can open when I get back there.

As a visually-impaired, trifocals-wearing 50-something, having a large paperback/small magazine sized page for working/reading on is MUCH better than a standard PDA-sized screen -- I CAN read my Palm's screen, and I like having color, but, even having just a gray-scale display, my old Newton 2100's larger screen was MUCH easier to read.

As a non-driver who travels on public transit and has a lot of time to read, again, the larger screen would make reading e-books, NYTimes.com, etc, MUCH easier than on a PDA-sizes screen and wouldn't require that I carry all those extra wodges of paper around with me. Add in color, which the Kindle doesn't have, and the Zinio-style e-magazine subscription model for magazines that I currently buy in dead-tree format becomes much more attractive. And while it is certainly POSSIBLE to do all of these on a laptop, consider again the "visually-impaired" part, mentioned above. Reading on a laptop on a moving bus/train involves, for me, bending my spine into a pretzel shape in order to get within reading-range of the screen while the laptop is, in fact, on my lap, or holding it up in front of my face with one hand while scrolling with the other. Neither is an ideal solution for relaxing reading.

Now, I will admit that my particular needs make up a rather small market niche but, if the groups into whose intersection I fall are taken separately -- people who would find a portable, networkable drawing pad/notebook ideal for work or school; people who want a large but still portable color-screened e-reader; and the visually-impaired who find reading a PDA/smartphone screen an exercise in frustration -- I would guess that you're beginning to get into a commercially-viable market demographic. And that's even BEFORE you get into the group of people who might want it just because of any perceived "coolness-factor"! ;-)

As noted, this all works for me if it runs OS X. If it runs iPhone OS, then probably not so much. It depends on whether the larger size and -- presumably -- larger storage, makes it an attractive enough platform for developers to port OS X apps to or to create adequate equivalents for (much like Seascape/Inkscape are to Photoshop/Illustrator). If it does, then it might suit my needs and I'm there. If not, then I'm probably not.

Does that explain it for you?

(Damn, that was a long one... Now where did I put my beer...?)

Communist car given electric overhaul

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Trabant nT?

...and will the next model be the Trabant2000 (Built on nT technology)?

BTW -- Tinted windshield; ok... but tinted headlights?

Mitsubishi iMiEV five-door e-car

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@ Murray Pearson

...An interesting point... I live a bit south of you, in the northeast U.S., and our winters don't get quite as... brisk... as yours. I wonder what happens to battery capacity on -20º C mornings?

Vulture 1: Calling all electronics wizards

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Re: Your backup release option

I think I see a problem with your "string around the balloon" possibility.

The payload has to be light enough that the weight won't cause enough friction to hold the pin locked between the downward force of the payload attachment and the upward force of the balloon attachment.

Note here that I'm assuming something like this:

Balloon Attachment

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0 0 0 --------- Release Pin

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Payload Attachment

...Now, you may have another suspension system planned that doesn't pull down on the pin at the same time that it's ALSO lifting up on it but I can't see it at first glance.

Further, given the above friction-lock problem, it seems to me that the total weight of payload and balloon attachment has to be enough that the horizontal force of the tightening string doesn't just pull the whole thing to the side until the combined horizontal and vertical forces on the two strings (hanging and pin-puller) are equal, leaving the payload hanging from a V-shaped cradle. And, since you presumably don't want the plane itself to be that heavy, then you might need to think about a way of making sure that the brick hanging from the bottom of your balloon ALSO lands at non-destructive velocities if the balloon bursts.

Just a couple of thoughts that occurred...

Websense yanks censorware from Yemen

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So-o-o-o...

"Websense maintains a policy of not selling to 'governments or Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that are engaged in any sort of government-imposed censorship'."

...No sales to Australia, in future...?

iTablet to rake in $1bn, claims analyst

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@bex, @Big Bear

IF this exists and IF it runs full OS X (two big ifs), then it means that I will have a sketchpad that will likely run the copies of Photoshop, Freehand, etc. that I already own (or Inkscape... Gimp... whatever works...) for onsite visits -- sketches, renderings, quick comps for clients...

With a wireless connection so i can send the comp and, if necessary, a price quote to their printer and leave them hard copies, I've got a good basic mobile studio and office setup.

Add color and a screen large enough for middle-aged eyes to read without using a magnifier (wait until you need bifocals or, like myself, TRIfocals before you laugh at that!) and the ads for those Zinio e-magazine subscriptions to keep me entertained on the bus/train to work become more compelling.

The fact that you can't imagine a genuine use for something like this based on your needs/lifestyle really doesn't mean that others might not have genuinely compelling reasons for having it; assuming that anyone MUST want such a thing because they're "sheeple" or "must have all the new gadgets" is just intellectual laziness. I don't drive and I can't imagine 99% of people actively NEEDING a big-ass SUV or loud sportscar but I can imagine that there MIGHT be a reason that some might.

Palm slams Apple, hoodwinks iTunes

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Okay, I gotta ask...

1 -- Is Apple software copyrighted?

2 -- Are Aoole using vendor ID or whatever to limit who can use their copyrighted IP?

3 -- Is spoofing the vendor ID/product ID intended to circumvent that protection?

4 -- Is Palm in violation of the DMCA?

5 -- (Optional) Am I a sick/sad bastard for thinking of that?

LG GD900 Crystal camphone

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@ Stuart 10, Justabloke

From the bottom of Page 3:

"If you prefer you can use your own headphones as there's a 3.5mm adaptor, which plugs into the handset's micro USB slot. Alternatively, you can use a wireless pair, thanks to A2DP Bluetooth."

Tyre firm sketches rubber SUV concept

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@ Solomon Grundy

RE: What's With the Tires

Two things:

1 - Depending on the length of the studs, it could mean that those of us who live someplace that endures several months of randomly-occurring ice- and snow-covered streets could have instant studded snow tires without the annoyances of driving on them when the roads are clear.

2 - Customer lock-in.

Mysterious organic blobs found in Alaskan waters

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@ AC 0:40

"...as traditional as apple pie, handguns for kids and disenfranchising native populations."

Waitaminnit... If we were disenfranchising the native population, we wouldn't LET them go on their traditional whale hunts.

So either you WANT us to disenfranchise them or you want us to to let them go out and hunt; I'm not sure that you can have both at once.

Fancy dropping into Pitetsbkrrh?

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Easy to find out whodunnit...

...just look for a building maintenance worker who's a Trekkie -- clearly it's the Klingonese spelling.

Cyclists offered cut-price shag at German brothel

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A new business opportunity...!

Open a shop around the corner that rents bicycles for €1 per hour!

US thesp to attempt audacious tw*tdangle

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@ AndrewH

Even if they count "install" as part of the download, I've got an old Windows box sitting up in the attic -- how hard could it be to write a script that downloads and installs IE, then uninstalls it and downloads a fresh copy, installs and uninstalls it...?

After all -- it's for a good cause!

Whining serial commentard bemoans Reg bullying

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@ BKB

Re: Go live there

"Maybe Aaron has Asperger's Syndrome or something."

Sounds more like Tourette's, to me.

Teen cuffed for bomb threat webcam pay-per-view

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@ lorenzo

"Paris- cause she built a career on the back of internet video"

...on the "two backs" of internet video, surely!

Vulture Central unleashes RegPad™

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I *SO* want one of these, but...

...no 20 MP web-cam?

...and can it be hacked to run OS XI?

Google polishes Chrome into netbook OS

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So, am I the only one...?

...Who's assuming that, a few months after this hits the street, doing a Google search for "hot steaming monkey love" will return entries like "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/JoeSmith'sLaptop/private/HotSteamingMonkeyLove.jpg"?

Because I just can't see the Googlies passing up the chance to index and serve up anything from any system running GoogleOS™.

Paranoid? Not me!

(Hand grenade because it's the closest thing to a time bomb.)

Speculation mounts over AVG plans for OS X client

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@ Shades

Re: @Mike Moyle #

"By Shades Posted Friday 3rd July 2009 10:38 GMT

No, no, no. When did I mention Mac owning Reg commentators?"

...My bad -- When you started your post with:

"Cue the Mactards...

We don't need no anti-virus," they will smugly cry "ALL virususes are written for Micro$haft boxes."

Well, sorry guys --> you're <-- all becoming victims of --> your <-- own success. --> Your <-- only protection thus far has been scale and now --> you <-- can no longer rely on that. "

I (apparently foolishly) thought that when you said "you", you were using the second-person plural and referring to the people to whom you were speaking, rather than to the people that you don't mention until better than half-way through your post.

Silly me...

As to your second point, that "contrary to your comment there still appears to be quite a few Mac owners, even here on ElReg no less, that have the belief that the Mac is imbued with some miraculous god-given power of impenetrable self preservation"; you will, I trust, grant that AT THE TIME THAT I POSTED, the only people IN THIS THREAD who were claiming that they didn't use AV software WERE non-Mac users and that -- as I stated -- the mac-users posting to that point WERE using AV software despite the currently low threat level.

If you're going to go outside of the article and thread that you're commenting on for ammunition (and I will acknowledge that, in other threads, there have been people who HAVE made the claims that you say), then I'll mock your prescience in all things Mac by referring to all of the posters here since the Reg began who have claimed that "Apple will be dead in a year".

...It's as least as logical...

Where's the "Failed Failed fail" icon?

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@ Shades

re: Cue the Mactards...

Curiously, as near as I can tell, every Mac user (myself included) posting here is saying that they're smart enough to be using AV software even though the risk at the moment is quite low. The only people who aren't are apparently Windows users who are too smart to ever be caught out by the VXers.

You might want to rethink your post, or at least turn around -- the smug-bank appears to be rolling in from the opposite direction.

Safari 4: Apple's crash-happy shipper

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@ Clint Sharp

"Here's a thought for you Mactards though, my XP SP1a (yeah, rly, I love my Psion Wavefinder and unfortunately the software'd break on SP2 or above) install has been running for nigh on 7 years now, it gets left running for days on end, it doesn't crash or hang unless there's a hardware problem (several PSUs later), it's choc full of 'hacker' tools that let me do things like network discovery, password recovery etc. for clients along with loads of 'tweaks' and hacks that let me use the machine the way *I* like instead of the way Bill wanted me to."

...and the same (with the exception of my -- to date -- being able to update my OS without that pesky software-breakage on dot-updates that you mention having <gr> and no need to upgrade the PSU) could be used to describe my 7+ year-old Mac G4 duallie. So what's your point?

(Yeah... I know... Why do I even bother expecting logic from someone who posts using the troll icon...? Silly me! ...Pity there isn't some way to block any comment that has the "troll alert"... Oh well -- gotta leave SOMETHING for El Reg's next upgrade!)

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As to the actual subject of the article -- with the exception of one page (an ArcView-based GIS page) that used to load but now fails -- I have had no problems with upgrading Safari on the aforementioned home G4 nor the office G5. I'm still getting used to the moved "refresh" button and, while these fifty-mumble-year-old eyes like the "make the pictures bigger when making the text bigger" function, it would be nice if there were some way to toggle it on and off; otherwise it goes like gangbusters as far as I can tell.

Steve Jobs had liver transplant

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@ Boris the Cockroach

"But they would have all happily donated Bill Gate's liver"

You bring the fava beans, I'll bring a nice chianti!

Don't call me Ishmael

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@ Admiral Grace Hopper

Codicil: for some reason Blakes 7 is permissible, as also is the Lensmen series.

So I don't have to feel alone in my geekyness for having Mentor, Worsel, Kinnison, Tregonsee, Nadreck, and Emphilistor online?

Oh, thank heavens.

(Pre-Lensman our faithful assistants were Alfred, Kato, and Tonto.)

Nurse Lovelace gives hardened lag 55-hour stiffy

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Hmmm...

"...mood-stabilizing medication approved by the FDA to treat both the highs and lows of bipolar disorder"

Treatment for bipolar disorder -- and now his monopole isn't working either... Some days it just doesn't pay to get up... oh, wait a minute...

...and what was his cellmate's reaction to those 52 hours -- is he suing for damages, too?

GPS-guided wreckers flatten wrong house

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@ Clive Galway --

The place was apparently unoccupied, but hadn't been emptied of all furniture (china cabinet, etc.) so it's unclear how much was actually left in the house. I also note at least two pretty full-looking dumpsters in the linked slideshow, so the lack of visible, recognizable kitchen debris is likely easily explained.

Also, the lack of gas/electrical problems are doubtless explained by "...evidence of the impending apocalypse - in the form of a missing power box and 'holes punched in the walls' - prior to the destruction..." as noted in the article that you're commenting on. I think that we can assume that the "paperwork" that the demolition crew-boss had included forms that said that all utilities had been disconnected at the listed location; thus, no earth-shattering kaboom. If he had a habit of starting demolitions WITHOUT having something in hand saying that all utilities were disconnected, I'm amazed he lived long enough to learn even as much about GPS as he has!

Xandros - the Linux company that isn't

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...and here's part of the problem...

@ Ocular Sinister

"...instead of going to the package manager."

@ David Hicks

"Go to the menus in Gnome, choose System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager.

Enter the root password when prompted, select openoffice.org and click OK.

Alternatively, if you're not scared of the command line, just sudo apt-get install openoffice.org"

here's the thing -- if Linux producers want popular uptake of the product, then they have to learn to think the way the public thinks, rather than expect the public to learn the way that THEY think...

...because the public doesn't see any reason why it SHOULD! They don't HAVE to use Linux if they don't want to. OTOH, if you (as a Linux programmer) DO want people to use Linux, then it's up to YOU to give them a reason to want to. "It doesn't crash as often as Windows" is good, "It's easier to do EVERYTHING you want to do and HARDER to screw up your computer" is even better.

But if you SAY that then it had better damned well BE easier to do everything that they want to do and harder to screw up with, because breaking either of those two promises will send them back to the devil they know faster than Amy Winehouse can jump on a rock.

Case in point: "Package Manager" does not say "Installer" to the non-techie. It just doesn't -- get over it. As soon as you tell Aunt Tessie, "Just go to 'System/Administration/Package Manager and...", you've lost her (God knows how she'd react to a "Synaptic Package Manager" -- I'm a geek and the term creeps ME out!). OTOH, if you can tell her "Click that picture on your screen that says 'What do you want to do?' and it will find free programs that do what you want to do and automatically install them for you\," then you probably have a winner.

...And telling the average user EVER to go to the command line is a recipe for fail -- either they connect those incomprehensible command terms with the discomfort of those old high school French classes (ANOTHER foreign language that they never got the hang of), or they are afraid that they'll break their computer, or they WILL break their computer.

If you want the public to come to you, then you have to start by going to where THEY are -- "If we build it, they will come," pretty much only works in the movies.

Apple raises retail stakes against Microsoft

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I can see it now...

"No, sir... We're not able to carry that item. This is the Home edition of Microsoft Store™. If you want to buy THAT item, you need to upgrade to the Microsoft Store Professional Edition™ across town."

Franco had one ball: Official

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Does this rule only apply to Fascists...?

Was one of Stalin's stolen...?

Had Mao-ie got an owie...?

Was Pol Potless...?

...and Komeini did the Ayatollah have?

Inquiring minds, and all that...

Banned US shock-jock demands Clinton intervention

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Oh, please...

...Just take him, would you...?

We've had to put up with this fuckwit long enough; surely it's someone else's turn...?

(...pretty please...?)

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