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Which sweaty exec dreamt up Office for iOS? Ballmer, Ballmer, Ballmer

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Paris Hilton


... who delayed Office for iOS in the first place?

IBM was wrong to force UK workers off final salary pensions – judge

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Most managers ...

... should be able to increase dividends even if turnover is declining by using basic cost reducing, efficiency improving approaches with optimising sales, or contract, income generation no?


Foolish earthlings!

Melting permafrost switches to nasty, high-gear methane release

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It may not be a single issue event - temperature change that is - and it may have varied consequence.

For example

Gas releases on land and in sea

Preserved viral thingies and bugs or variants of viral things that might like human hosts

Then there are sea level issues

Crops and environment issues


Not your father's spam: Trojan slingers attach badness to attachment WITHIN attachment

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Sophistication? Uh-ho

Apparently someone earned over a million spondoolies by an email to a UK educational establishments (they used to be schools but nowadays ... )


So long as the message appears believable it seems to work?

AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'

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Can it do PowerPoint slides?

USA opposes 'Schengen cloud' Eurocentric routing plan

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Re: Alternatively?

Sweden > Switzerland via EU servers

Sweden > Uncle Sam > Switzerland with data sniffing and NSA compliance looks at least a little bit dodgy n'est pas?

Even if the EU server route data sniffed at least citizens would have recourse to action.

With Uncle Sam?

Remember: no taxation without representation?


no data slurping without representation should be new dilemma?

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What would ...

people think if

(a) it was the Russian Federation Trade Representative


(b) China Trade Representative

(or both)

squealing for the data to be circulated to them?

Maybe on an equal basis/footing in order to ...

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EU: yeh we want an EU only limited network under principle that all electronic transactions (yes, including credit cards :-) ) to and fro in EU must remain in EU.

and a second principle that a nation must communicate directly to another nation. So no bouncing to USA for stuff going from UK to France or UK to New Zealand.

USA: but we want blah-blah-de-blah

EU: how much are you prepared to pay to get what you want? Enough to reduce EU taxes to single figure levels?

Samsung's thumb-achingly ENORMO Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

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Or a WiFi or BT linked earphone and mouthpiece so person can take n make mobile calls using any size tablet (ARM are u listening? I bet Intel are :-) )

So, there you go, tablet becomes base station devices become tethered to base station using WiFi BT or wire.

Suitable for next years markets and marketing dudes?

(Its a good job I've got IP on those?)

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Internet of Things or Connectivity?

Maybe a better way would be to allow tablets to tether in useful ways to, say, bar code scanner.

The big tablet is on trolley affair BT'd or WiFi'd to small device to (a) protect big device and (b) allow small device (less expensive) to be placed in "at risk use"

You know just like how HP 2210 used to do things :-| (embarrassed smirk?)

(You earthlings always get so very close to a great working solution and zap it into non-connerce?)

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Re: re. use in portrait orientation

There used to be a clipboard thingy that took whatever was written or drawn on paper, converted it to vector graphics (text as well), then allowed character recognition courtesy of ai.

It only cost £50 so could not have been too good?

'Graceful' solar flare erupts from surface of Sun – NASA vid

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A brontosaurus the size of a Whale?

Nominet bins Optical Express' appeal against 'It ruined my life' website

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Due diligence

Is there a "due diligence" argument that would form a reasonable basis for the existence of these websites?

Essential criteria would need to have something along lines of "justified cause" otherwise pecuniary advantage might become the single motivator?

The saddest part is that David & Goliath battles still seem essential and necessary for common good even in 21st century?

Drone 'hacked' to take out triathlete

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There you go:

1 - insurance a la motor vehicles (TPO to fully comp)

2 - licence to use drone (requires drone is registered and has its MOT)

3 - responsibility rests with pilot, instructor, mechanics, the tea-trolley, owner, lender, trustee, …

4 - (left for you dear reader?)

Microsoft spells out new rules for exiling .EXEs

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IT Angle

is it doable?

filename something like: blahblah.123.exe.567

Remove last 4 characters in name string

activate the renamed attachment?

India's GPS alternative launches second satellite

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What happened to

Galileo (EU GPS satnav thingy)

Are they still talking about it?

Last I heard (about 2003) was that the meetings were going ahead, the funding was being drawn but no satellite actions taken.

Time is on their side: NIST's new atomic clock accurate for 300 MEEELLION years

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I won't believe it until I can see it and check it for myself

ACLU launches user-friendly database of every Snowden doc

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Is it an NSA ploy to "amend" content in a way that obfuscates the original content?

You know, a bit like how Hollywood rewrites history?

In three hours, Microsoft gave the Windows-verse everything it needed

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1 - remember network navigator used to charge $10 (I think) until MS introduced IE - for free

(MS knows how to capture market share)

2 - Apple's client group sort of trusts Apple and puts up with its products?

3 - MS client group wonder what all the hype is about only to be disappointed (again)?

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Re: Lots more than that -

Is that Tyrion son of Tywin, lord of the 7 etceteras?

What Microsoft means by mobile first, cloud first: Build Android, iOS apps with Azure cloud

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Bugga! Its changed again!

We'll have to catch up on this too and I hope there aint any newer stuff out there or we'll have to catch up on that as well?

Imagine that!

Look away for a second (alright, 10 years?) and it all changes.

HIDDEN OCEAN of LIVING SOUP found on Enceladus, moon of Saturn

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I worked at a place with a canteen just like that.

Tamil Nadu's XP migration plan: Go Linux like a BOSS

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Re: Could be Linux's big break

It also seems like an excellent opportunity for linux hater hackers to target TU guvmin agencies.

Maybe rather than shouting all about it before they do it it would be better to shout after it were done?

French firms: You want us to compile DATABASES... of our SECRET information?

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Tsk Silly!

Can't they just ask NSA and save everyone the time, trouble, bother and expense?

Where the HELL is my ROBOT BUTLER?

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Re: Where the hell is my ROBOT butler?

Oi el reg?

I can reply to my own post?

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Where the hell is my ROBOT butler?

That is the point you see - cannot depend upon them one bit.

Now underlings, wage slaves und untermenschen are far more reliable and are considerably less expensive to use, run and maintain. And one has legal protections too.

No, until the costs and performance of robot butlers is at least 10% that of wage slaved robots I would rather stick with the humans ones we have at the moment,

yours delightfully (and definitely not robotically)

Lord Tywin of the 7 whatevers

Bay of Tweets: US sought to disrupt Cuba with covert social network

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I wonder?

Do you think the people of Cuba might want some security from US aggression.

Maybe Russia, or China, or ... can send a few missiles there with its own non-Cuban missile management team?

Add a submarine, a cruiser, radar snooping ship and a relatively modern flat-top nearby with drone facilities (you know just like what US is putting around Ukraine).

It would sort of balance things out reasonably no?


It's been done before has it?

Oh I see - quick! Edit out the above!


Back off, Siri! Microsoft debuts Halo beauty Cortana

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User: Cortana make me an appointment at the doctors.

Cortana: You did not say please.

User: Please make me an appointment at the doctors.

sulky silence from Cortana.....

User: Cortana please make me an appointment at the doctors

Cortana: Your tone and pitch are offensive.

Cortana: perform a U turn when possible

David Cameron defends BT's taxpayer-funded broadband 'monopoly': It's a 'success story'

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Shock! Horror! Ka-Pow?

Didn't Russia manage to get Siberia online quicker and more cost effectively?

ps: about 10 years ago it would take about 6 weeks of waiting to get a BT engineer in to connect a phoneline (one that already existed but was disconnected).

About 2 years before that you could double the waiting time.

ntl started and said things like "Would next Saturday be okay?"

That was the lived through experiential existential state of affairs - trouble is younger ones might not appreciate how widespread that practicalities of nationalised services were compared to the theoretical benefits that mainly remained theoretical. Then there are salary, leave arrangements and pensions to consider?

Steelie Neelie secures MEPs' support for 'net neutrality' – in principle

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They have got it all wrong no?

What they should do (guvmints that is) is set up an auction and get every interested and prospective service provider (telcos) to bid for the no roaming charges doo-dah-thingymabob.

That way they can make the no roamin charges model far, far, far more expensive than the roaming charge model, get more money in as taxes, get more money in under the auction charges to telcos, and get the end user to pay more.

There! That is how it is usually done innit under Sgt Bilko model?

Nokia: ALL our Windows Phone 8 Lumias will get a cool 8.1 boost

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tee hee?

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Ms, phoneco and telco should do a £99 shocker if they want to capture more market share that is

Boffins make noise about D-Wave chip: it seems quantum

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The trouble is ...

... that if we know where it may be going we cannot tell how fast it may be going and if we know how fast it may be going we can't tell where the hell it is going.

Where is the Styx when it is needed?

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Re: Duality

Take an upvote dude - and here's a pint to go with it!

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Don't worry?

it might unsettle the quanta?

'Hello, is that the space station? NASA here. Can you put us through to Moscow?'

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Shortage of braincells ...

... outbreak in West

Tell you what.

Why don't we find a nice nation full of potential with lots of nuclear waste knocking about.

Make sure it borders Russia directly and polarise national, local and world opinion about how great we are and how important democracy is while we snatch at their natural resources, human resources and grants for new infrastructure stuff just like we did in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, ...

But what about Chernobyl, nuclear waste, Russian supremacy, assassination of nationalist rightwing leader by the nations police?

Can it be that in the land of the blind the one eyed man is king?

Home Office terminates order for 16,000 PCs from Dell

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Have I to send back the money in brown paper bags like you gave it to me?

I did not expect this cancellation at the time you paid me?

Microsoft in 1-year Windows XP survival deal with UK govt

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Re: Upgrade cycle

Hmmm - if those bespoke/legacy softwares are incapable of supporting upgrades it sounds as if those bespoke/legacy sofwares are the cause and root of all upgrading issues.

Get the developers back and tell them to do the job right?

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I am sure there are some applications that were designed for DOS that are still in use - maybe that is why XP is important?

Is this photo PROOF a Windows 7 Start Menu is coming back?

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Sorry to say but ...

Assuming W8 is a disaster zone and some removed features are worth putting back in again shoorli MS is allowed to do that?

Yes, I know - I can hear, see and feel your passion in posts some along lines of "Why did they do that? Didn't they know? and ... "

But MS (like most ventures if not all (including NSA, GCHQ, 5-eyes, ... )) are led by humans and we are indeniably fallible?

What MS should take from this is that while its operating systems or products do not seem to be greatly supported the passion about them is?

HP workers under shadow of the axe edge towards ballot box

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Excellent for'ard vision m'lud?

As title

HTC One M8: Reg man takes spin in Alfa Romeo of smartphone world

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Re: knackered battery

True, true.

The obsolescence is not design, is not functionality (unless an "upgrade" has taken that away), it is not style (I can get jazzy covers if I want), it is battery.

Gazump a battery = dead phone?

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Hrrmph hrrmmph

Fixed batteries mean phones can be glued and screwed together much more tightly, which makes the phone that bit more rigid

Erm ... and that the phone is limited to 2 or 3 years active use before the battery renders it useless?

MPs attack BT's 'monopolistic' grip on gov-subsidised £1.2bn rural broadband rollout

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Re: Openness

Hmmm ... People organising their own local broadband sounds just what the country (UK) needs.

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Shame really

Whilst BT claims it is making further concessions, this is not impacting on rural communities

Yes, this is unintended consequence on part of politicos and intended consequence on part of incumbents (well in the UK for sure that is, can't say 'bout US of A or elsewhere).

For why? Did I hear you ask?

THe multitude of sins by omission or commission or neglect by an once monopoly governanced into a low company under "privatisation" initiatives has a lot to protect and probably a lot to hide. Not for the sake of the authority-monopoly thingy but for the sake of its incumbents of the times.

Example: Local council cost savings. The first traunch of cuts probably aimed at retaining frontline services as a priority. The trouble is that if second traunch of cuts aim at retaining frontline services as a priority the public might be inclined to ask something like:

Hey dood! How did you manage all those cuts of 144 gazillion and still retain frontline and essential services better than before? Huh, huh?

But CEOs are CEOs and know that in order to save face over mismanagement of resources the second traunch must, absolutely and above all contain loss of essential and frontline services.

Besides, there is an election soon?

Scality slips its Ring around Kinetic drives

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If Seagate made lager it would probably be called Carlsberg?

Snowden leaks made us look twice at cloud suppliers – biz bods

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Truth is ...

I'd guess most organisations don't really have a clue about how things like email are handled within their organisation. Certainly quite a few CEOs or equivalent rank were surprised to find out that even the scale 5 jobber allocated to email server could access the boss's emails whenever and whatever.

So good things for the cloud:

1 - hammering out SLAs could make senior staff aware of the SLAs needed internally within the organisation

2 - competing on data integrity and storage resilience is good (it is either inhouse or sh*thouse at the moment turning that into inhouse, shi*house or outsource is not a bad idea (see awareness comment in [1] above))

3 - competing with mechanical failures, new technologies, better and swifter ways to do things actually opens up the market to competition? Inhouse, Provider A, Provider B, ... , Provider Z who is the best and why?

4 - potential to further outsource. For example accounts, accounting practices, data analysis as a professional service (what does your data say and what does it indicate about how to optimise from the variables stored as part of a look-it-up database?)

The NSA spoof by El Reg is actually not a bad idea at all (has someone sent in a business plan to NSA or Obama? The nation is skint and could do with a bit more readies - EU isn't good enough - they only want stuff that armed forces can get involved in (purile/sterile politicos?))

NSA plans to FREE YOUR DATA with range of cloud services, analytics

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10 out of 10

100% Sirrah!

The trouble is it could be a proper money earner if the price was right.

Have a beer dudes!

Partner firms: Microsoft kept Surface from you for YOUR OWN GOOD

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Hmmm Yeh but No but Y...

Hindsight is 100%?

Zuck: Web drones, not balloons (cough, cough Google) are way forward

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Scuse me?

Can you tel me the way to San Jose?


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