* Posts by Tyler

9 posts • joined 28 Nov 2007

White House network pwned 'multiple' times by Chinese


Email backups

So maybe the CHINESE have backups of the "missing" White House emails?

Olympic Committee wins gold for foot shooting

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The byline says it all

"Free publicity for protest video"

Call me when you post something interesting.

Apple is Fisher-Price of sound quality, says Neil Young


@ pctechxp

With 160gb players, you *could* get sound as good as bluray. At least, you'd have the space for that kind of file size.

Too bad there's only been one mp3 player that did FLAC, a true 5-band parametric EQ, and a decent DAC inside it. Long live the Rio Karma!

Firefox 3 Download Day falls flat on face


Jon, don't be pedantic

Mozilla.com has acknowledge that no previous record exists - they're simply trying to *set* a record.

Google waves Occam's Razor at web coders

Paris Hilton


Bork bork, bork bork bork bork.

Paris, bork bork bork bork bork.

Apple update trick triples Safari share


"Market Share?"

I thought when the term "market share" was used, it indicated that a particular product was actually USED by the population.

For example, I've got Windows Media Player on my machine. I never use it. But does that the fact that it's INSTALLED count as market share?

Likewise, my market share for web browsers should be split three ways; I've got IE, FF, and Opera installed.

Where's an icon for confusion? More crab juice, please.

Ubuntu man says Microsoft's about to 'swallow a hand-grenade'


"Okay, hippie." ?

That's all you got? You're not a very convincing journalist. Getting quotes from a source and making snarky comments does not a column make.

More crab juice please.

Hogging the Trough: The EFF Strikes Back

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You're missing the point

You're missing the basic point here--Comcast isn't merely THROTTLING BitTorrent traffic, it's KILLING uploads. It's one thing to reduce the speed limit; it's another thing entirely to close the road.

Virgin Mary appears in Google's Iowa data center

Dead Vulture


Having grown up in Iowa, I can tell you why The Register got so excited by Google doing anything there: young people are leaving the state in droves (myself included). The problem is getting so bad that the state is considering exempting people under 30 from state taxes, and tax breaks for companies that create new jobs in Iowa.

"Iowa suffered the fourth-greatest numerical loss in the nation in terms of emigrating college graduates in 1995 and 2000, according to a report by Iowa State University. Percentage-wise, only one state lost more college graduates between the ages of 25 and 39 than Iowa - North Dakota." - from http://media.www.dailyiowan.com/media/storage/paper599/news/2005/01/28/Opinions/TaxBreak.Plan.A.Start.Not.A.Panacea-844563.shtml

So, 1. the fact that anybody is bringing jobs to Iowa is newsworthy in that state, and 2. the fact that it's a high-tech company is also newsworthy. Due to derogatory news-reporting (such as that done by yourself), Iowa is stereotyped as 'corn country,' despite having one of the foremost research universities in the U.S. (IA State in Ames).

Say lay off the corn already. If you can't say something nice, go write about Washington D.C.


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