* Posts by Liam 8

8 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Mar 2010

Zuck's sister leaves Facebook to start new venture

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I plan to demonstrate that ANYONE can do groundbreaking media work on the platform.

Particularly if they are related to the founder and chief exec of that platform

Groupon worth 'as much as $25 billion'

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1999 called

They want their .com bubble back.

Amazon wraps up Kindle crashes

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Self help

The leather case problem can also be resolved with nail polish.

Rather than have my kindle unprotected for the tube commute during the 3 weeks it would take them to make the exchange I just added a bit more insulation in the form of black nail polish (the problem areas are noticeable, the black paint over the metal clips make it obvious where the scratches are which causes it to conduct) and haven’t had a problem since.

Facebook: Why our 'next-gen' comms ditched MySQL

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@Do Not Fold Spindle Mutilate

The commercial postgres house EnterpriseDB (http://www.enterprisedb.com/) created the GridSQL project (http://www.enterprisedb.com/community/projects/gridsql.do) which does a fairly good job of solving the large cluster issue Microsoft & Oracle completely ignore.

US Navy achieves '100 mile' hypersonic railgun test shot

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NASA are already looking at this as a space launch system but it would probably never see the light of day. The reason why this can both only use inert slugs and it is less than ideal for satellites is that the acceleration is not entirely conducive to sensitive electronics. A human would be reduced to warm jelly, electronics would be turned to scrap.

Amazon Kindles cash from Wikileaks

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The reviews are fantastic, about the same level of drama as giving firearms to toddlers.

Particularly as half of them can’t read so didn’t spot the “DOES NOT CONTAIN TEXT OF CABLES” which is all over the place and the fact this is a self-published digital work not something the Amazon buyers went out to get.

I do hope Amazon honors all the requests to delete accounts too.

Google morphs Gmail into Microsoft backup service

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RE: Google and compliance law

> And how would this be any different than storing your company date in the MS.Cloud?

Microsoft's cloud solutions have self-hosted alternatives. The "cloud" isn't about having someone else host all your services, its about maximising utilisation and scalability of systems.

Court bars charges against teen who posed semi-nude

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Fixed it for you.

Of course the rest of us will get arrested & convicted if the police think it might have possibly have been sent to us via 5 intermediate third parties or we happen to have a file of a completely different type that shares three letters in common in the filename.