* Posts by ArtFart

17 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Sep 2011

Dinobabies latest: IBM settles with widow of exec who killed himself after layoff


Methinks it's time to stick a couple more pins in my Tom Peters voodoo doll...

50 years ago: NASA blasts off the first humans to experience a lunar close encounter


Re: Remeber those heady days of the Apollo missions well

Let's not forget "Tariff wars are easy to win"

The world is becoming a computer, says CEO of worldwide computer company Microsoft


"The world is a business, Mr. Beale..."

Penis pothole protester: Cambridge's 'Wanksy' art shows feted


End of an era?????

Could this be the first ever article herein that makes references to male anatomy without using the term "todger"?

'Extreme, unnecessary, overheated': US judge slams Oracle salvo in HPE Solaris squabble


Re: But?

The great irony with that one is that Oracle originally marketed their Linux support as protection against SCO coming after you. They kept flogging this notion long past the time when SCO's corpse had rotted away.

Steve Bannon wants Facebook, Google 'regulated like utilities'


Re: Here it comes!

They needn't bother. Some IOS glitch will make that happen sooner or later.

Eggheads identify the last animal that will survive on Earth until the Sun dies


Are you SURE that isn't Keith???

Oracle effectively doubles licence fees to run its stuff in AWS


Re: _

What, AGAIN?????

How Rogue One's Imperial stormtroopers SAVED Star Wars and restored order


"How many Stormtroopers does it take to...

...make the Empire great again?"

HP Inc's rinky-dink ink stink: Unofficial cartridges, official refills spurned by printer DRM


Re: Are the complainers...

Actually, some HP Photosmart printers do have permanent printheads and the ink cartridges are merely reservoirs--except like the others they still have ID chips. In this particular instance, one might be a little more cautious about using off-brand ink. Gumming up the permanent printheads would turn the printer into a doorstop.

Fujitsu: Why we chose 64-bit ARM over SPARC for our exascale super


Re: Sparc may as well be dead

Short answer: No, and no.

Longer (and snarkier) answer: Who knows, and who cares?

California to put all your power-hungry PCs on a low carb(on) diet


Sounds like the folks in Sacramento must have read the article last week predicting that the world's computery will demand more power than the generating capacity of the entire planet by 2040.

Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage


Re: Two things only?

Actually, they did fire him...sort of. I seem to recall his name was Ballmer.

Brit censors endure 10-hour Paint Drying movie epic


Re: Brilliant

Heck, let's hope it's in IMAX, complete with their theatres' much-boasted of 4,000 watt sound systems.

Microsoft founder Paul Allen's money man wants Redmond to break up


If he's trolling for a job...

...he's doing it in a rather strange and arrogant manner:

"With all respect, I think you're a bunch of stupid jerks. How's about hiring me to be your boss?"

Playboy model's complaints against HP chief Hurd laid bare by court


Bill and Dave would undoubtedly not be amused.

NASA releases stunning new moon-landing snaps


Carefully parked

Right...the hope was that someone would return to the moon and make further use of the lunar rovers--so they were parked far enough away to prevent their being hammered by the ascent-stage exhaust. For many years afterward, the rover prototypes on display back here on Earth had signs attached explaining that anyone who got to the moon should feel free to use them, and had instructions for contacting NASA to obtain replacement battery specs--it was anticipated that the original cells wouldn't last all that long. Some years ago the signs disappeared. Possibly it was felt that by then they would have sustained enough damage from direct sunlight, radiation and micrometeorite hits as to no longer be serviceable.