* Posts by Volker Hett

649 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Jun 2007


Brexit? HP Inc laughs in the face of Brexit! Hard or soft, PC maker claims it's 'no significant risk'

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Re: trying to tell the British public

The EU has a problem there. They have to stick to WTO rules and the schedules agreed upon with all the WTO members. So the external border in the north has to be like the external border in the east. The UK can't be treated any better than Russia.

The UK otoh is free to do whatever they want.

Intel to Qualcomm and Microsoft: Nice x86 emulation you've got there, shame if it got sued into oblivion

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It'll be great, so true!

As if X86 emulation worked wonders, ever. See Dec Alpha and Intel Itanium for reference.

Chewier than a slice of Pi: MIPS Creator CI20 development board

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Re: Media Center

DrXym, the RPI is meant as a DIY Platform. If you want something read for use as a mediacenter, there are other devices better suited to this.

Japanese monster manifests new PETAFLOP POWER

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As somebody not very fluent in english, can I have a translation for the first sentence, please?

This: "to claim that it's currently word's the most power astronomical HPC facility." doesn't make any sense to me.

Tough Banana Pi: a Raspberry Pi for colour-blind diehards

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Yes, a Mali 400 GPU. It's Allwinner A20 based just like Cubietruck and Cubieboard 2 or the Olinuxino Boards.

Oi, Europe! Tell US feds to GTFO of our servers, say Microsoft and pals

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What about Safe Harbour?

Just tell the US companies they can't do business in the EU anymore and then reconsider TTIP ...

Ex-NSA lawyer warns Google, Apple: IMPENETRABLE RIM ruined BlackBerry

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Nice business you have here.

Would be a shame if anything happened to it, wouldn't it?

Hide your Macs, iPhones and iPads: WireLurker nasty 'heralds new era'

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Re: OK so let me get this straight.

Two questions, have they been used to infect Linux and Unix Hosts in the last couple of decades? And if not, why?

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It is a feature, and an important one if you ask android users. This is the way to install software on your iDevice without going through Apples App Store.

Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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Kids who sit in front of a TV 8:30pm, so probably not the kindergarden type of kids.

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The script was utter crap, you don't need to be Isaac Newton or Johannes Kepler to figure out what will happen with another mass like the earth just 400.000 km away.

This alone is so far off of Science that the Fiction Part does not help to justify it.

Daleks, Cybermen, lesbian Lizards and even steampunk clockwork robots are excused for the fiction part, this utter BS is not.

Pimp my lounge and pierce my ceiling: Home theatre goes OTT

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Atmospheric Omission System?

I don't want that!

Beer because of no TARDIS Icon.

Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

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Re: 1000 quid!

I'm happy with a dual core i5 3xxx and whatever Intel GPU which comes with it, I'm all in for longer battery life.

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Re: 1000 quid!

Which one? I need one! It should work well with Linux and Windows 7, a big touchpad is a must and I like a HighDPI Display, too.

Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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Re: Open source software can still..

>The developers are out there and I can't see any issues that a bit of coding effort could not work through.

Germany is not a developing country, here wie buy ready made instead of developing our own :)

Hefe Weizen

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Re: Lack of integrated email/contacts/calendar?

It's actually not that bad. As the head of IT told heise.de it takes less than a week to setup a new mobile and this includes safety and security measures and other things as well as setting up caldav, carddav, smtp and imap accounts.

Munich does not have a policy about using mobile devices, so they have to work with whatever the politicians want at the moment.

eBay bans CD sales of metal band Burzum, citing offensive material

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Re: I don't get the complaints about Mien Kampf

My Grandfather went to jail for calling Hitler "größtes Arschloch aller Zeiten" (biggest arsehole of ll times) instead of the then preferred GröFaZ - Größter Feldherr aller Zeiten (biggest general of all times). Luckily he was "kriegswichtig" at Messerschmidt and thus not sent to Stalingrad.

London cops cuff 20-year-old man for unblocking blocked websites

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Just ask the Chinese how to block properly!

VMware builds product executables on 50 Mac Minis

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Re: I'm watching and listening

I did, but never one for $1200 :)

HP settles suit with popstar Chubby Checker over todger tester app

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Re: Sometimes you just have to get up, and say WTF?!

To be true, HP didn't even develop that! It was a third party app in the WebOS Market, one of very few by the way :)

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Re: Well I *was*..

as far as I know the app sold 84 times at 99 Cents.

UK.gov's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know

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Macros, try them in MS Office on a Mac

Or try opening my thesis from 1993 in Office 2013!

My bet is on ODF.

Seagate chances ARM with NAS boxes for the SOHO crowd

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Re: My old 400Mhz ARM QNAP...

Hm, my ancient Iomega StorCenter iX2 gives me 20+ mb/s too

NASA: ALIENS and NEW EARTHS will be ours inside 20 years

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Re: A quote from Hawking

>What possible resources could we offer intelligent life that could not be found on any of the many rocky exoplanets we've detected nearby - McDonald's?

A workforce!

Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery

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would have been better

with playmobile reenacting :(

Beer instead

Thought PCs were in the toilet? They're STILL eating Apple's lunch

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Re: That's because

I wanted an Asus or a Sony but the Macbook Air was cheaper, so I got the Mac :)

Dammit, Foxconn: Where's our 1 MILLION-strong robot ARMY?

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So they are just good enough for what Foxconn makes for HP, Dell and others then?

Beer, because even Holsten Pilsener is as good or better than real ale given the price!

F1? No, it's Formula E as electric racing cars hit the track

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What I like most in Formula E is that they change cars midrace when the batteries are down :)

Imagine a caravanserai every 50 miles where you can change cars instead of recharging batteries ....

Firefighters deliver trapped student from GIANT GERMAN LADYPARTS

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Re: What puzzles me ...

It's in germany, different culture and all of that. A sculpture of a gun is a problem here.

Skype to become 'Star Trek' style real-time translator, says Redmond

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With Bing Translator?

like that on Facebook?

Beer, because you need it then.

iPhone-stroker-turned-fandroid sues Apple over iMessage text-slurpery

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Re: Oh FFS

So it can't be fixed with a software update because nobody can be forced to install an update?

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Re: Oh FFS

It does! Even to iPhone Users who are far away from mobile data services, i.e. here in the middle of a small rural village with just over 500.000 inhabitants where Vodafone can't be bothered with mobile data and such :)

Solaris deposed as US drone-ware, replaced by Linux administration

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Re: Not surprised

traditionally Linux is not a *nix and its pretty new on the market with just a little over two decades ;)

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Re: I've missed something here

Although you can get Linux to near realtime, I don't think the drone itself depends on it, Linux is probably for the backend.

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Re: Death from above

Given enough thrust they'll fly just fine!

Star Wars Episode VII: The Ancient Fear of, er, a cheese-tastic title?

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Let me think ...

an ancient fear and Max von Sydow? Could it be SPECTRE?

Mine's the one with the evil scientist badge.

Drink me: Adobe pours Flash Player bug squash

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most probably not, first Adobe stopped development for mobile and then Google removed some hooks in its API without which it shouldn't run.

OTOH Firefox 27 das work with the old flash player for Android 4.2, if you really need some security issues on your mobile.

Reg hack hacked off by iPhone 5 repair notice

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You can't turn it OFF and ON again? We're doomed!

Is no browser safe? Security bods poke holes in Chrome, Safari, IE, Firefox and earn $1m

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Yes, but now that it isn't homegrown anymore it's not our fault! :)

Icahn and I will: Carl's war on eBay goes NUCLEAR over Skype

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Do I get this right?

Icahn invested in the wrong company and didn't earn as much as more clever investors did?

Poor soul!

Dashboard Siri! Take me to the airport! NO, NOT the RUNWAY! Argh!

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>Google is working on a rival system, but one that doesn't require a phone - all the 'brains' are integrated into the car

And there's the answer. Google is working on it while Apple is delivering.

Microsoft delviers, too, but Ford customers seem somewhat unhappy with the Windows Experience in their cars.

I haven't heard of Intels Tizen for some time, are they still working on it?

QNX looks good to me, especially because car manufacturers have a lot of experience with it.

But providing connectivity to any android phone can be a problem, which android with which extensions and modifications on which hardware? Add Symbian and Windows Phone and we're in trouble.

Me? I don't even own a car anymore :)

Apple's Windows XP moment: OS X Snow Leopard left to DIE

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Re: 2007 hardware obsolete?

Some of those have 64bit CPUs, but the GMA945 (?) Chipset is limited to 32bit. Otoh, that white Macbook I bought in April 2006 is now best described as "genuine vintage" with all its scratches, dents and missing keyboard caps.

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Six year old hardware runs fine with Mavericks, I should know, I'm typing on a seven year old Macbook Pro at the moment.

So people with even older hardware are stuck. OTOH, my 8 year old white Macbook runs (or better crawls) Windows 7. The Intel Chipset is limited to 2GB RAM and let's not talk about the graphics card :(

Apple Mac Pro: It's a death star, not a nappy bin, OK?

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Re: Dell service

Apple can't even touch Dell Service. I know, I have both :) and HP and IBM servers at customer sites.

My MBP 15" late 2009 workhorse has been to a certified repair shop several times while under Apple Care, I had to bring it there wait two weeks and pick it up again :(

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Re: £1040 for an extra 52gb of ram???

Kingston DDR3 ECC 1866MHz KTA-MP318/16G close to 200 Euros each, you need 4 of those. So you can save some on Memory.

Google's SECRET contracts: Android lock-in REVEALED!

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It's about the Android brand, isn't it?

As far as I understood the german report at heise.de, you have to install certain google apps at certain places to use the Android brand and logo.

Does Amazon use the Android logo?

For Windows guest - KVM or XEN and which distro for host?

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I recommend windows as host, too. Add some SSDs to the setup and use ISCSI for your btrfs needs in a Linux guest.

Hands up if you have one good reason to port enterprise apps to ARM

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We ported from whatever-it-was-hp-had-in-the-micro-xe to Risc and then to x86, why not to ARM?

With VMWares arguments we'd still be running that old HP-3000!

MAC TO THE FUTURE: 30 years of hindsight and smart-arsery

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Re: Nobody remembers Bill Gates saved Apple

They use BSD in form of BSDlite and older FreeBSD userland. It was OpenBSD who needed 20.000 for its electricity bill.

One of the NeXt boxes was at CERN and one Tim Berners-Lee developed something totally irrelevant on it.

Microsoft seeks patent for blade server chassis

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Makes sense!

It's in our building, it runs our software, we're the biggest technology company, must be ours!