* Posts by Mark Spooner

23 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Dec 2007

Registry to ban Cyrillic .eu addresses even if you've paid for them

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The EU very much believes in its right to all of what you thought was your property.

PC market shambling towards an unquiet grave

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When one sees difference int 1-2% range one wonders what the "plus or minus" is that applies to this report.

Superslim iPhone 4 enough to fend off Android?

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Great Idea!!!!!!!!

Voice dialing only. Configured from a web-site. It could actually sell.

Japan falls for the iPhone

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New Palm Models not out for long enough.

I don't use and have no immediate plans to try either of the new palm offerings. However, it seems to me they have not been on the market long enough for their comparison to others to be meaningful.

Cert snafu leaves Office 2003 locked out of files

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I remember PROFS had the wonderful capability of allowing one to send a note to someone who was not authorized to read said note.............

Apple preempts Win 7 with fresh iMacs, Macbooks

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Apple Mice

Has Apple been investing in battery manufacturers? I am growing suspicious.

Dell confirms oh-so-skinny Latitude Z laptop

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And what does the profile look like with the full size battery I wonder?

Huge 'vampyrus' bats being hunted to extinction

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Time to train the bats to defend themselves I say!

HP hit by laptop recall

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RE: Is it just me..

Exploding Ford Pinto take 2?

Facebook denies denying Holocaust deniers

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So what's this FaceBook thing again? People keep trying to get me to join but I really don't see the point.

U.S. unemployment rate jumps to 8.5 per cent

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Can't Fool Them

Sounds like someone finally figured out that when IT customers are having a hard time it impacts the IT providers.

Robo-fish to hunt pollution in Spanish seas

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Escorts Needed

They will need armed escort and support fish obviously.

Obama CIO on leave after cuffing of former employee

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Why do we need one again? Seriously, if it is going to be this much trouble I would rather just do without.

Former employee of Obama CIO pick busted for bribery

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The title of "CIO" means less and less every day

Dell introduces 10in netbook

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Smaller and Smaller

So now I have to buy stronger glasses again?

Apple banishes Macs to old folks home

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Why doesn't Apple simply neglect to support like the other vendors?????

Sun christens once and future Supernovas

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Re: "supernovae"

They probably took off the "e" at the end so they could copyright the name

Egypt offline for weekend after Med seabed cables cut

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With all the satellites and network enabled UAVs over the middle east it seems like something could be worked out.

Are we sure Comcastic isn't at the bottom of this somehow? They like to break things every weekend........

AMD thanks Ruiz for courageous ability to lose money

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Divestment Games

AMD's Opteron was the result of a serious long-term development effort. No spin, no antitrust suits. Maybe AMD should try doing that again? Oh wait -- do the folks that accomplished that even work there anymore?

Mars suitable for growing asparagus

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The next gourmet import?

VMware sales slowdown triggers stock meltdown

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VMWARE Slowdown -- Self Fulfilling Prophecy?

Great. Now that I finally bought a copy, they'll likely stop updating it to save money:( It has proven to be quite useful as an alternative to the dual/triple boot laptop.

Intel to revise mobile CPU naming scheme

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CPU vs MicroProcessor

I suppose it is way too late in the game to object to the use of "CPU" and "MicroProcessor" as if they were the same thing?

AMD braces for financial mayhem from ATI acquisition

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Goodwill Impairment Testing

OK -- I give up. How does one test goodwill impairment?