* Posts by majorursa

92 posts • joined 1 Feb 2011


AMD does an Italian job on Intel, unveils 32-core, 64-thread 'Naples' CPU


Re: @Titter

Deep dish is actually akin to a quiche, a french dish, so suited for less subtile barbarians.

Swedish prosecutor finally treks to London to question Julian Assange


Based on the number of prejudiced trolls here there is enough interest left for him.


Re: And?

It has many times been said that he sought asylum because he feared extradition to the US. Ignoring that point and instead suggesting he has something to hide. in spite of the fact that he has not been accused, and the original accuser has withdrawn the statement, is malevolent and intentional. Is it that hard to even imagine the possibility that he didn't do it? Shame on you.

Microsoft to open first flagship Store beyond North America


So sad..

Really, can't they think of any new concept for themselves. It's just a plain copycat. How embarassing too.

Net neutrality secrecy: No one knows what the FCC approved (BUT Google has a good idea)


Those rules could have impact on the whole world. Why do we leave such in important decision to an obviously corrupt government of a nation driven by greed where only 5% of world population reside?

Nvidia flops out teraflop X1 for self-aware cars

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Re: Sensors and transponders better than cameras?

My 2 year old Volvo XC60 is already better at recognizing pedestrians and bikes in the dark than I am.

Vendor lock-in is truly a TERRIBLE idea ... says, er, Microsoft


Re: Server Licenses

Maybe the risk of a network outage is as costly as you claim to that company, but the risks of on-premise data storage and computing are also considerable. Not long from now that same insurer will demand draconic and auditable standardized measures to be taken on your 'own' systems to even consider giving you coverage. That will make the comparison more balanced I expect, even without the already high costs of local solutions.

DRUPAL-OPCALYPSE! Devs say best assume your CMS is owned


Re: Ouch

As I understood it they had the bug reported (and a patch available) for 3 weeks before 15 oct but postponed release because they didn't want to burden those partaking in a Drupal conference somewhere (?). So the vuln was known for 3 weeks, then they published it and again waited 3 weeks to recommend to reload a full site backup from 3 weeks ago if you didn't patch within 7 hours after publication.

I'm only a small-time sitebuilder and -maintainer but this is not going to work for most people.



Iphads only

Market too small with only Apple, will fail.

APPLE still building fanbois CULT HQ in Cupertino, it seems


Good timing

By the time this is finished the iPhad market share will have dwindled below 10%.

Bendgate backlash: Apple claims warped iPhone 6 Plus damage is 'extremely rare'


Apple is a startup

As someone else stated, Apple does not have a lot of experience in the smartphone business. They built only some 6 different models, that weren't even that different and all about the same size. Other companies publish different models by the month or week even, totalling multiple 10's or even 100's of models in recent years. And all these models are field tested; Apple does no field tests because they are so secretive about their precious new iPhad.

We need less U.S. in our WWW – Euro digital chief Steelie Neelie


Re: Can I have that job?

If that was all she did she wouldn't scare the hell out of M$ and Google.

Bright lights, affordable motor: Ford puts LED headlights onto Mondeo


Vertical vs. horizontal

Polarizing the windscreens horizontally is not a good idea. Most surface reflections are horizontally polarized, that is why Polaroid shades have vertical filters. This would make them useless with those windscreens btw.

Physicist proposes 1,000-foot state-sized walls to stop tornadoes


Win Win

Cover them with solar panels and put windmills on top. They'll pay for themselves.

Stephen Hawking: The creation of true AI could be the 'greatest event in human history'


Re: Thinking about thinking

Your argument should be turned around. If something is able to feel pain it is 'alive', either intelligent or not.

A good measure of 'true AI' could be how strongly an entity is aware of its own impending death.

Stephen Elop: I was RIGHT to BURN the PLATFORMS


Stay away from Microsoft

This tale shows that unless you don't care whatever happens to your company, never get involved with Microsoft, ever. All the good stuff will disappear from day 1. Nothing will replace it and real value is removed forever.

Apple stuns world with rare SEVEN-way split: What does that mean?


Investing in toys

It's hard to believe anyway that such a large amount of economic wealth, consisting of retirement funds and similar, are invested in what is essentially a toy factory with no future plans.

Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 early code: First look


Re: There's a news article on this?

<quote>but when a product's main selling feature is "We're Neither Microsoft Nor Oracle" then it's kindof hard to motivate migrating an existing site.</quote>

I can't think of a better reason really. It makes certain future decisions aren't misguided by lock-in from these 'professional' suppliers and could save a lot of resources.

Boeing going ... GONE: Black phone will SELF-DESTRUCT in 30 secs



"and its workings are so hush-hush that Boeing has filed to have its correspondence with the FCC deemed confidential and "permanently withheld from public inspection"

Isn't that the exact wrong way to ensure security? If the doors are hidden, so are the burglars.

Anatomy of a 22-year-old X Window bug: Get root with newly uncovered flaw

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Already fixed

Nicest thing is that last night I saw an update for this issue. I don't normally check the updates but the 'X-windows' reference caught my eye. So it was fixed before its existence even reached The Register.

Why Microsoft absolutely DOESN'T need its own Steve Jobs


Their real enemy is Open Software. They should join the enemy, embrace Linux with their own distro and sell some really good production software licenses for it. That, or perish. Soon.

Salesforce slaps Amazon, Google with glove: 'I'm THE FIRST $1bn-quarter enterprise cloud biz'


Wrong data

Isn't the publication of wrong data on a company kind of embarassing if that is your product?

Schiller: 'Almost everyone' at Apple works on iPhones - not Macs or anything


You have to wonder what all these people are doing. I don't see any progress that couldn't have been accompished by a team of 30 people.

Why build a cloud when you can get one ready made?


Getting quagmired even further?

My clients wouldn't be pleased at all if I suggested that they get even further entangled in the MS jungle. Most of them are trying hard to get rid of them asap.

Why would you use Azure with its obvious attempts to lock you into the Windows world, when that world is already crumbling AND there are so much better alternatives in the open source world.

'Daddy, can I use the BLACK iPAD?': Life with the Surface Pro 2

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With all this licking up to the Apple playground I'm almost feeling a sympathy for M$.

Apple: How we slip YOUR data to govts – but, hey, we're not Google


Re: USA PATRIOT Act - name

And USA stands for United Stasi of America.

Mac OS X Mavericks 'upgrade' ruins iWorks


Re: Bah!

Even the revered designers at Apple thought 120 colors was a bit much for spreadsheet highlights

Internet Explorer 11 BREAKS Google, Outlook Web Access


Re: IE 11 User-Agent string

As usual thick layers of management have complicated the plot. In the end there were just 2 developers, one on each side, that could have exchanged phonenumbers and synced the modifications.

Hey, how'd that guy get to be a BAZILLIONAIRE?


"I remember very specifically writing an email that said if people ever realise what PernixData is capable of...."

This sentence strikes me as weird. What is the purpose of referring to earlier emails, even if you still could find them?

Don't you storage guys retain all emails you ever wrote?

Not so Saucy after all: Ubuntu reveals Mirless Salamander... and what, no Britney?


Re: The scopes aren't why I'm upgrading

"Windows 8 is still faster for gaming:"

The link tells me this is the case in 2 out 5 cases. In 2 other cases Linux is faster and in the 5th all is equal except on ultra-high rez. The latter makes sense since the GPU drivers are very Windows-centric.

Windows 8.1: Read this BEFORE updating - especially you, IT admins


Are you guys masochists? Why are you submitting to this insulting nonsense.

You know how I update from Xubuntu 12.04 to 12.10? I click a button a go to work again. I can also avoid the buttonclicking if I'm really busy and do this on 500 machines at the same time, with one of them as a cache server. And no one loses a minute of worktime or stresspoints.

Totally ridiculous. Microsoft is holding back the human race and deserves to die.

Here comes Windows 8.1! Microsoft grits teeth, pushes upgrade to world


Re: Still not enough

They still may have the game in businesses but they are doing their best to get rid of that as well. What's with the sudden price increases that punish those that stayed loyal? And how about even more complicated licensing structures that even M$ themselves doesn't understand, at the same time as sending new BSA extortion letters to the confused IT managers?

No better time than now to move away from this bully and reposess your own IT.

Expert chat: The end of Windows XP and IE6

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Business fools

I'm really glad Micro$soft takes this firm stance because it finally shows how little they understand their customers.

It's not that the small-shop 'IT-managers' do not want to upgrade, they don't know where to start. It should be M$'s responsibility to build upgradepaths and -tools and make it totally easy to do it. Instead they rely on their clients to hire their OEM/consultants and pay an extra $500 per workplace to get it done.

I think many of these will be very pissed of by being let in the cold again and from my experience a lot have finally decided to move away from the Redmond mobsters.


Thanks, that looks like a reasonables planning script.

Have to say though that migrating to Linux would have been just as 'easy' if not easier.

Point 6 could also be to push the suplliers to move to the web and become agnostic.

First thing in that scenario would be to get rid of the Exchange/Outlook monster by moving to Google Apps.


Re: We are switching to Linux Mint XFCE

$Nial what's you point. I have far fewer problems getting a networked printer working under Linux than I have with Windows. It just finds them and their drivers within a few seconds and I'm running.

While Windows keeps wanting the 'manufacturer disks' smh.

Stallman's GNU at 30: The hippie OS that foresaw the rise of Apple - and is now trying to take it on


Re: Bring back Maemo

Maemo served a a great distraction to get Micro$oft scared and deploy their trojan horse Elop. While they were busy killing Maemo in the but, Android had room to become the ultimate threat to the empire.

WHY didn't Microsoft buy RIM? Us business blokes would have queued for THAT phone


Re: Looking for a mid-range, business suitable phone that can run profiles? You’re shit out of luck.

I don't get it: profiles in some form are standard issue on later Android versions and separate user-logins are too. What's the big deal? All 'productivity' software that is on iOS is also available or has a better clone on Android.

I really don't see how anyone can come up with the conclusion that iOS is the only option.

Apple: Now that you've updated to iOS 7... YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK



What are you trying to say? I have a 'European Samsung' Phone and can put in any SIM I want.

Brazilian TV show accuses NSA of spying on oil firm based on leaked docs


It's all business

US government is bought and payed for by the US corporations. The US diplomatic branche around the world spends most of it's time on greasing the inroads for US corps. The NSA is just making that job easier.

BTW. How can they guarantee no industrial espionage if the raw data is shared with Israel, who has no reservations whatsoever in this regard.

Apple quietly revives iPhone charging and syncing docks


Why Sync?

I don't get it. Since I switched from my beloved Palm's to Android I haven't felt the need to sync anything with a PC, let alone through a docking station and wire. Am I missing something?

Report: Secret British spy base in Middle East taps region's internet


Snowden: I have never spoken with, worked with, or provided any journalistic materials to the Independent. The journalists I have worked with have, at my request, been judicious and careful in ensuring that the only things disclosed are what the public should know but that does not place any person in danger. People at all levels of society up to and including the President of the United States have recognized the contribution of these careful disclosures to a necessary public debate, and we are proud of this record.

Assange's WikiLeaks Party running-mate departs in blaze of glory


I think we see the classical confrontation between left/progressive and liberal/libertarian. I don't think Assange is a progressive perse. The distinction between left and right is what keeps the current stranglehold of the powerstructure going. And that powerstructure is threatened by Wikileaks.

Maybe Assange should be more communicative to run a party, but nonetheless I think he will have good reasons to have made the decision that led to this issue. Those reasons deserve attention as well. Although I'm an environmentalist myself, even member of the Animal Party here in NL, I can see that hunting rights are not just something to take away from people. It's about freedom and non-interference by the establishment.

Firefox takes top marks in browser stability tests


Re: Just counted my tabs

Xmarks and Lastpass work on any browser.

British spooks seize tech from Snowden journo's boyfriend at airport


Re: BluGreen Red Bren No need for a third runway at Heathrow

@Matt are you OK with the moderator checking the origin of your webconnection? Since you obviously don't care about the revelations made by Snowden we better should go all the way, right? Let's print the IP right next to the name.

I'm also sure you're not a 'plant' from the Service, because they wouldn't state their 'opinion' in such a abrasive and clearly biassed way.

Tick-tock, Apple: Obama has just days to stop US iPhone iPad sales ban


Re: Doesn't Apple sell more

Even the latest iPhad is outdated when released already. Why would anyone buy an old model?

Win XP alive and kicking despite 2014 kill switch (Don't ask about Win 8)


Re: Techies hitting the beach perhaps...

Why use a bloated hulk like W8 with a colossal footprint just to watch the webs? Just install Ubuntu already, will take you 20 min and is much easier to use.

Pure boffinry: We peek inside Nokia's miracle cameraphone

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Russian mobile operators say 'nyet!' to Apple, 'da!' to Samsung

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Re: Terms of doing business in Russia

"Not sure if Samsung have lower standards of business ethics but that's important in Russia."

Apple's business practices are widely seen as unethical and they are even convicted of rigging the ebook market. How low can you go?

Confidential Microsoft brief: 'We're TOAST if we fight Google on price'


Re: Microsoft FAIL

Agreed, anyone using the 'user experience' term again should be fired. Btw. saw it in some Ubuntu press releases too lately. To me it's a sure sign they hired the wrong people.

US public hate Snowden - but sexpot spy Anna Chapman LOVES him

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