* Posts by Timothy

22 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Oct 2007

Intel delays USB 3.0 chipset until 2012


Yet many

motherboards already HAVE USB 3.0. I am looking at my Gigabyte board with my Intel i860 with Sata 3 and USB 3. Biostar AND MSI also have the same and I am sure Asus does as well.

Flash embraces Google's open video codec


What has Microsoft

got to do with this - got to do with this? What's MS, but a second hand company (per Apple lovers).

Back to your post. Er, Apple DOES have a stake in this, more so than Microsoft as it IS their codec.....

Oz filmmaker to flog virgins for TV doco


I Wonder

If an earthquake will hit here and in Melbourne ;-)

Gotta love that Islam!

Jobs: One million iPads sold


Better think again

It runs the same O/S as the iPhone - NOT Mac OS X. IF it ran Max OS X, there would be a SURGE in demand and I would probably get one....

Nicole Richie turns Twitter hacker on celeb chums


Because she is rich

This is truly a crime, but she will not even get arrested for this crime. Compare this to the Sarah Palin yahoo e-mail account fiasco where the perpetrator is in serious trouble.....

Wonder if she can use the "air-head" defense?

LHC particle-punisher in record 7 TeV hypercollisions


"riotous scenes took place in the control rooms"

I can picture a bunch of rioting scientists:

Hey Earl, I just changed the scale from metric to the English system!

Hey Joe, I used an 8.0000837 mm ball in the chair instead of the 8.0000000000 mm ball!

John! I added the sign: Get the Lead Out to our Pb

I just put a head on my root beer!

All of them in chorus at the end: Beam me up Scotty! There is no intelligent life down here!

Too much excitement for me!

PS: I am happy it succeeded :)

Microsoft slams nails in Windows Vista, XP SP2, 2000


About time

Come on - we are dealing with VERY antiquated systems that are truly past their prime.

Apple voids warranties over cigarette smoke, users say

Jobs Halo

Not an Apple fan but......

Having also repaired computes for many years, tar buid-up DOES destroy computers over time. Since this is customer abuse of the machine, it should NOT be covered.

I support Apple completely on this .... I sincerely HOPE that all other manufacturers follow this and not even just computers.

MS plasters Ballmer's signature on Windows 7 special edition



I just don't get why people whine all the time. This is a pretty good way to promote the product. Maybe if you installed the product, you could see many advantages to BOTH the consumer and business.

For business, Direct Access is much better than SSTP (which is good in it's own right). I have Windows 7 running at a decent speed on a netbook with 1 GB RAM. Combine Direct Access with the netbook, and you have an inexpensive solution for road warriors WITHOUT the need to keep sensitive files on your netbook.

For consumers - multimedia redirection is great! Can stream videos anywhere in the house, even on low-end computers. A solid product with a smaller footprint that addresses more than 4 GB ram 64 bit - don't know why anyone would want 32 bit - except on netbooks). Also, Direct X 11 is another plus.

Drivers are good - except for HP with the Office Jet 8500 Wireless working with Acrobat for scanning dual-sided documents. Lotitech webcams also have issues on Windows 7.

Anti-virus - there IS MS solution, but you will need to upgrade your anti-virus to MS or whatever.

I am platform agnostic. I look and experiment to see what is the best - running Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 64 bit (32 bit on netbook), Vista 64 bit, Solaris, Ubuntu, SUSE, Fedora, and more.

PS - I am one of the "lucky" ones to host the Windows 7 party! Not a bad deal, and I get to show several of my mates my network and how good multimedia redirection is with Server 2008 R2/Windows 7.

Suicide bum-blast bombing startles Saudi prince


What a ...................................



Runs for the LART shelter!

Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 Vapor-X 1GB

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The Return of Captain Obvious

Hmmmm. Nvidia 275 has higher performance and less power and CUDA/PhysX. Takes two cards in crossfire to beat this - but could add a 2nd Nvidia ard that will once again beat this card hands down with less power.

Captain Obvious has returned.

Seagate loses $3bn in a year


I have to agree

Not just 1 TB hard drives, ho wabout 1.5 TB hard drives as well. And don't get me started on how poor packaging Tiger Direct, Newegg, etc does when shipping hard drives. Used to buy Seagates as WD used to fail miserably, now buying WD as Seagates are failing miserably!

OpenOffice bug/feature stirs 'horde of angry chimps'


Ribbon Bar

Can someone *PLEASE* explain to me the hatred for the ribbon bar? It is one of the *BEST* designs to come from Microsoft. Before, hit File, drop down menu - and see another drop down arrow to get to the additional choices. You can change some setting somewhere to always have all items displayed, but what a pain. With the ribbon bar, all features are accessible rather quickly as you go from one ribbon bar to another. YES, you DO have to learn where the items are located, but once you actually use it for awhile, it becomes second nature. Custom ribbon bars are EASY to create and use XML. I find it odd that "IT folks" are against change.....

Instead of complaining, what has MS done right?

SQL Server

Windows Server 2003 R2 and 2008/2008 R2

Office 2007

Power Shell

Windows 7

.NET 3.5

Silverlight 3.0 (wow, 64 bit support, who would have thunk??? Adobe - get a clue)

Exchange 2010

Still have issued with Project 2007, OCS 2007 R2, and more, but they do have some decent products.

NOTE: I run Solaris x8, Many Linux distros, Windows, etc. and have programmed on pretty much every platform. I am platform agnostic and EVERY O/S, application, etc has BOTH good and bad. Once you add a GUI, Linux is no longer as stable as a server....

Home Office to keep innocent DNA samples

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Missing the Obvious

A) What if someone hacks the database and changes the DNA

b) Do any on you really understand DNA? Take DNA samples from family members and get back to me on a "definite"criminal

Look here: http://www.springerlink.com/content/gcuvxrmqpn94cpcp/


Seagate sees more restructuring ahead


It's obvious because their 1TB+ hard drives are garbage!

Well MAYBE if there 1 and 1,5TB hard drives were not such utter cr*p, they would be raking the money in still! SD15 is a swear word. Have recently purchased two 1 TB WD hard drives - hope they last. At least they still have a 5 year warranty!

Convicted Trojan author in new hacking charge


Maybe he is just....

A "dihn" wit !!!!

BOFH: The Christmas party



It has been awhile since I truly laughed out loud - priceless!

High-speed train toilet attempts to eat Frenchman


Poor devil

"He came out on a stretcher, with his hand still jammed in the toilet bowl, which they had to saw clean off."

Why did they need to saw off his hand? Watching too many SAW movies?

Feds: Search engine bride was tax evading prostitute


Did anyone bother to

ASK Jeeves if she was a prostitute?????


I will get me coat!

Online gamer murders rival clan member


Games don't kill people @paul

I imagine you could bludgeon to death someone with an Autocad box or even Sim City 3000 box. Break up a CD or DVD, and you now have a sharp instrument.

Games *can* kill people ;-)

Tom Cruise Scientology vid leaks onto net


I Wonder with a touch assist

If any of them say, pull my finger?

MIT boffins plan for asteroidal doom


And if they used the unpatched Excel 2007......

Wow Stan, a 1 in 45,000 chance.....

Three years later when the patch finally arrives and they are reviewing the spreadsheet - oh crud, that should be 1 in 5 chance.... BOOM!!!!!