* Posts by John 203

11 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009

No, the Linux leap second bug WON'T crash the web

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Won't somebody please think of the Kerbals?!

Should I avoid playing Kerbal Space Program on the day in question or are Kerbals expendible enough to take the chance?

Economics prof denies digital pirates plundered €20bn from EU coffers

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Re: Freetardonomics

"Spotify (which only exists because the alternative is zero revenue amid piracy) pays 0.007 USD per stream. So if you had a million plays that'd be 70 USD."

0.007 USD x 1,000,000 = 7,000 USD not 70 USD.

Brit kids match 45-year-old fogies' tech skill level by the age of 6

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It's aimed at consumers so it's really just a test of how much people use and feel comfortable with new technology so there's no need for middle aged programmers to be waving Java manuals in their kids faces or telling little Johnny that he's useless because he can't compile a Linux kernel.

Stephen Fry MADNESS: 'New domain names GENERATE NEW IP NUMBERS'

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Seems a bit petty to me to be honest.

Brit IT workers are so stressed that 'TWO-THIRDS' want to quit

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Public v Private Nonsense

I've worked pretty extensively in the private and public sectors and, let's be honest, there are people who haven't a clue what they're doing in either and there are good hard working people in both.

But the solution is simple: if you're a public sector worker who thinks the private sectors pays more and you want more money then find a job in the private sector; if you're a private sector worker who envies the supposedly cushy number public sector workers have then find a job in the public sector. Just stop moaning about the job other people have.

NASA: Trip to Mars would exceed 'fatal cancer' radiation risk

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We should build Cylons and send them instead. What could possibly go wrong?

Google may exit China after 'highly targeted' attack

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@thejinxed - Google Doesn't Own Baidu

Where did you get the information that Google was the largest shareholder in Baidu?

Google held a 2.6% stake in Baidu that it offloaded in 2006.

Unused phone lines to be taxed for rural broadband

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So it's tax on the tax. How splendid.

A Deadlock Holiday

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@Robert Carnegie

I'm shocked that Verity appears to be new to you.

Blackberry Storm 2 9520 touchscreen smartphone

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Glad you mentioned the battery life because I really like the original Storm but swapped it for a Curve as it was almost always on recharge. Nothing here to entice me to try the Storm 2 then it seems.

Wikipedia kills legendary journalist

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so long and thanks for all the fish

As a Sonic Youth loving NME reader during the 80s I'm sad to here of Swells' passing as he used to simultaneously give me a laugh and leave me infuriated on a pretty regular basis.

I can hardly see why he doesn't deserve his entry in Wikipedia given some of the inane and only very very minimally important information it deems worthy of chronicling.



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