* Posts by Austin Tayshus

12 publicly visible posts • joined 31 Aug 2007

Nokia reaps the Dilbert years

Austin Tayshus

The thing is..

Apple have managed to prove that having a usable and more productive phone is more alluring than battery life.

Israelis develop Nazi-doodlebug sonic deathwave cannon

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Does it

work on rioting birds?

Iranian rocket puts satellite into orbit

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So do we or don't we?

Surely someone can figure out if the UK has homegrown satellite delivery capability? Seriously, it's not rocket science....

Teens use technology to party in strangers' pools

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Jobs Horns

Where can I find blue pigment

for my cesspool?

Israel electric car project aims to wipe out oil

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Anonymous @1

Clearly this is a private initiative and not one from the government.

Secondly, the Gulf States and the Saudis are shit scared of nuclear Shiites (Iran is the only Shiite and non-Arab state - apart from Israel- in the Middle East and they are not so popular either), so if Israel did nuke Iran, (which it won't because operationally it's too complex, but it's certainly worth rattling sabres to stop them developing nuclear weapon capability) it would probably draw some polite applause from the Arabs.

Thirdly, Israel buys its oil from other places like Nigeria, Angola, Colombia, Mexico, Egypt, Norway, Russia, Kazakhstan, and some of the other -stans. Just Google for it.

Really, really big systems coming by 2027

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Paris Hilton

Yeah.... what he said!

What the hell is he talking about? He sounds like a Life of Brian-style prophet. All that's missing from his vague and far-reaching nebulous claims is the phrase "raffia-work bases".....

Royal Navy presses IT Crowd for nuclear missile 'servers'

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"bog cleaner"

that would really need to restore our strategic detergent...

Zend crafts application server PHP implant

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Eclipse link

Tools guy @1 - the Eclipse point is that you now have one tool where you can equally work well on Java or PHP, something which was not officially supported on Eclipse previously (yes I'm aware of the other PHPeclipse etc... projects). So if you want to build composite apps of PHP on Java, you don't need separate tools any more. Whether people will actually want to do this? Dunno yet.

Israelis offer 'British' pukka-lingo ware to Blighty

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yeah, right @ Oh really

Nice conspiracy theory. Your beliefs in the competence of the Israeli government are rather touching.

If the millions wasted on retired generals returning to public "service" via lucrative consulting contracts and government tender project cost overruns were saved, then perhaps we'd actually have some money to fund teams of inspired individuals to sit around reading poorly edited cut and pasted FUD written by the worlds marketing departments and disseminating the competitive intelligence info in realtime to product development teams spam filters.

Clearly, knowing press releases from companies who can't even afford professional translators is going to allow generate millions for companies who will magically and instantly create copycat products and announcements.

Probably easier to either discover info by inserting trojans directly onto corporate end users machines (that is sooo 2005) or just put level 7 probes into Internet backbone (read your Wired story here: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2006/05/70908 ).

Oz burglar had sex with Hoover

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IT angle

The build vs. buy debate goes on...

Mobile wallet opens

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Low on details

Er... where are the details? Almost as sparse in the article as they are on the MX Telecom site (Google PayForIt, it looks like they're behind this).

Irish firm seeks Trainee Assistant Banana Ripener

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Poor industrial relations

I used to have this job! Terrible workplace culture, the forklift operators drove me bananas...