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Book Review: Architecting the Cloud

Finallyjoined!!! Re: "Architecting" ??? wtf...? (75 comments)

I'm with you on this point, "architecting" is an offence to the English language. In fact /. is highlighting the word as incorrect in the bloody editor.

about a month and a half ago
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My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

Finallyjoined!!! Re:2-year CFLs (278 comments)

I've had loads fail, ignore the brand, they're all made in the same factory & stamped with a different name.

about 4 months ago
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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

Finallyjoined!!! Re:Yeah, probably a VGA screen (272 comments)

Typical, mention a fictional character & get upvoted.

about 6 months ago
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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Finallyjoined!!! Re:It's not the thing... (90 comments)

No. Lazy fucker!

about 6 months ago
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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Finallyjoined!!! Re:Am I getting old? (90 comments)

Didn't get upset, just love trolling /. Loop: See Loop. CRC fail.

about 6 months ago
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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Finallyjoined!!! Re:Am I getting old? (90 comments)

Modded "troll" Heh. Giving mod points to 13 year old children was never going to work. Luckily my Karma is "huge"

about 6 months ago
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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Finallyjoined!!! Re:Am I getting old? (90 comments)

Bliss. When I started, you'd write your programme, send it - by sodding post - wait for the punch card operators to type it in. Then you would have to go through all the cards to make sure one had not *become* transposed, then submit & wait for the output. Could take a week. You iPad bods are lucky.........

about 6 months ago
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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Finallyjoined!!! Re:Am I getting old? (90 comments)

Comprehension not your strong point then?

about 6 months ago
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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Finallyjoined!!! Re:Am I getting old? (90 comments)

You been "polishing" your Bell End?

about 6 months ago
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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Finallyjoined!!! Re:Am I getting old? (90 comments)

Your point is?

Stating the bleeding obvious is not making a statement at all.

It merely shows your educational lacking and, frankly, idiocy.

about 6 months ago
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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Finallyjoined!!! Re:Am I getting old? (90 comments)

You, on the other hand, have obviously never had a girlfriend.

Reckon you bat for the other side you pooftah.

about 6 months ago
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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Finallyjoined!!! Re:It's not the thing... (90 comments)

OP said there are faster & cheaper boards available, which is undeniably true, the article specifically says it's about the community & the provision of support for school children (Kids are the spawn of goats) which makes the Pi a better tool for school children, due to the community support - for teaching programming.

The Arduino may well be cheaper; but the point's moot.

about 6 months ago
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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Finallyjoined!!! Re:Am I getting old? (90 comments)

I'm 54 this year. I love playing with my Pi.

But then it's more powerful than the Minicomputers I started on in the late 70's

about 6 months ago
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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Finallyjoined!!! Re:It's not the thing... (90 comments)

I think Whoosh applies here for you.
It's not about the sodding hardware, or cost of said hardware. !!

about 6 months ago
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Malaysian Flight Disappearance 'Deliberate'

Finallyjoined!!! Re:Watch out (436 comments)

!em kcuF

if attackers where targeting China it woudl be them that I woudl be worried about

Are we speaking the same language?

about 7 months ago
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Malaysian Flight Disappearance 'Deliberate'

Finallyjoined!!! Re:Watch out (436 comments)

Our government

Not mine sonny!

"I dunno, but let's free the shit outta it!" :KABOOM!:

Saw this in Vietnam........... You ain't gonna win naff all!!!.

about 7 months ago
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Embarrassing Stories Shed Light On US Officials' Technological Ignorance

Finallyjoined!!! Re:SCOTUS (299 comments)

Crawl back under your turd mush.

I have never understood why people would create an account, then post this sort of shite anonymously. Seriously why?

Brain dead I suppose.

about 7 months ago
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Chinese Firm Can Now Produce 500 Cloned Pigs Per Year

Finallyjoined!!! Re:Not mentioned in the article (156 comments)

This is what I absolutely hate about both /. & wikishite.
Nope, I'm not going to explain; if you have to ask you don't understand!

about 9 months ago
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Chinese Firm Can Now Produce 500 Cloned Pigs Per Year

Finallyjoined!!! Re:Finally! (156 comments)

Spot on AC, the man says "you talk bollocks" but makes no apposite case.

about 9 months ago
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Chinese Firm Can Now Produce 500 Cloned Pigs Per Year

Finallyjoined!!! Re:Finally! (156 comments)

Consider yourself lucky, they removed all the *blink* tags last year. :-)

about 9 months ago

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Pausing SLA timers

Finallyjoined!!! Finallyjoined!!! writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Finallyjoined!!! (1158431) writes "The Helldesk where I work have a set of agreed SLA's, the terms depend on internal department or external client. They get a daily bonus if there has been no SLA breach.
I've noticed that they have recently been placing on hold every ticket immediately it is raised. When I asked why, I was told it was to "preserve" the SLA timers, which then only start ticking when the ticket is actually looked at, sometimes hours after the call. All this to avoid going out of SLA and lose their bonus — $10.00 per day.
Has anyone else seen this sort of practice, and would you consider it unethical?"
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BBC iPlayer, who would pay for access?

Finallyjoined!!! Finallyjoined!!! writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Finallyjoined!!! (1158431) writes "As someone who lives in the UK, and who pays the TV licence fee, I now take the iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/ for granted. It has completely freed me from the schedules and remembering to record. I can watch/listen to pretty much anything broadcast on TV/Radio by the BBC over the previous 7 days.

Because of repeats over the eight TV channels, some programmes, such as Top Gear, Merlin, Spooks, Panorama, Horizon, Doctor Who etc., have pretty much every episode of the current/last/various series available to watch. How cool is that?

Now the question: Having sampled the execrable TV in the US & Oz, who out there, outside the UK, would spend £139 (forty pence a day) for a full years worth of BBC iPlayer? I know web hosting & a proxy is cheaper, but that's not the question."
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Is Firefox writing its suicide note

Finallyjoined!!! Finallyjoined!!! writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Finallyjoined!!! (1158431) writes "Andrew Orlowski has an article up on El Reg detailing how The Mozilla Foundation is considering pimping its users data, al la Phorm.

Article

The Phorm bug is spreading. The idea of collecting a user's browsing history and flogging that data doesn't just appeal to ISPs. The Mozilla Foundation, the people behind the Firefox browser, want some of that action too.

After the recent "Longest suicide note in history" (Vista & DRM) is this the death knell for Firefox?"
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OLPC - A childs view

Finallyjoined!!! Finallyjoined!!! writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Finallyjoined!!! (1158431) writes "A (UK) childs view of OLPC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7140443.stm

Still, Rufus is widening his social circle. " I have three friends. It's nice to talk to them. They don't speak much English but I can understand them." The conversation is not exactly sparkling, but Rufus has learned to say "Hola".

Unlike the monopoly view from Dvorak, this reviewers child has actually used one. Does Dvorak have kids? If he does they should get to play with one, if he doesn't, maybe Dvorak should play with one."
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BBC iPlayer is nasty, nasty

Finallyjoined!!! Finallyjoined!!! writes  |  about 7 years ago

Finallyjoined!!! writes "Strix.org have laid bare the naughties associated with the BBC iPlayer. The one that's, currently, only available for Windows platforms as it includes Microsoft DRM.
http://strix.org.uk/posts/The-BBC-iPlayer

Furthermore, a recent BBC hire in the "iPlayer" department is none other than: Eric Huggers, Group Controller of Future Media and Technology [phew, that won't fit on your average business card] straight to the Beeb from..... Microsoft.

Who says that self interest isn't a goldfish?"

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