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Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

Neo-Rio-101 Re:Butt FUCKING UGLY (207 comments)

Well you can always join their insider program, and then bitchmoan to them personally. ...but if you can't be bothered, I'll understand :)

2 days ago

Lizard Squad Hits Malaysia Airlines Website

Neo-Rio-101 Re:Affiliated with ISIS? (41 comments)

They could be anybody. They could be KGB or CIA operatives masquerading as a teenage hacker group as part of their psy-ops.
They could be Estonian basement dwelling nerds, Chinese spies, or it could be Julian Assange getting bored.

We just don't know.

3 days ago

Windows Server 2003 Reaches End of Life In July

Neo-Rio-101 It's not simple to just go and upgrade (156 comments)

The reason why a lot of these businesses haven't upgraded is because it usually takes years to make this happen.
If you're a business who IT department or enterprise support vendor is running in full ITIL mode with a few ISO business standards thrown in for good measure, it really does take that long.

The amount of paperwork and busywork that needs to go into something as relatively simple as an OS upgrade is something to be marvelled at when you actually have to work in that environment. There are whole massive bureaucracies and months of meetings, followed by change review boards, and more change review boards and testing and more testing and backout plans, and risk registers, and more meetings, and then you have to wait for the next meeting to come along before going onto the next stage.... and and and......

So to all these people saying "just run open source" have never run a multimillion dollar business and relied on Windows to bring home the bacon. Much less have they ever considered being a large collossal IT support vendor that has to maintain SLAs and can get hit for penalities of millions of dollars if those SLAs are breached. These are not nimble organisations. They are not cowboys. They cover all possible failure scenarios and document everything from multiple support networks before they lay a single mouse click on the box.

about two weeks ago

Fraudulent Apps Found In Apple's Store

Neo-Rio-101 Abandoned apps are worse (89 comments)

As the versions of iOS increase, many of the apps that I purchased don't even work anymore and are still on the app store.
Perhaps the developer just forgot about them, or couldn't be bothered spending the time or money to update them to more current iOS versions.
It seems that there are a lot of abandoned apps out there.

about 2 months ago

FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools' iPad Documents

Neo-Rio-101 I just don't get it (229 comments)

I can't understand why schools are in such a massive rush to buy iPads before they've even figured out how to use them, and where they fit into the curriculum.
They all chase after the "new-shiny" and plop down a bucket of money before considering or testing the impact, much less training teachers. ...and the fact they were hacked... but yeah. We all had fun doing that on the Apple IIs educational software and with game disks we brought to school back in the 80s. Probably more valuable education looking back. It was fun to strip the "mathbooster" mathematics space-invader game of the actual maths and then play it as Taito originally intended ;)

about 2 months ago

Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle

Neo-Rio-101 Jack Tramiel (189 comments)

Sounds an awful lot like Jack Tramiel's questionable business practices while at Commodore:

1. Make a large order to a supplier for parts
2. Supplier runs up costs and works to complete the order
3. Fail to pay the supplier in a timely manner
4. Let the supplier go bankrupt
5. Buy the supplier at liquidated prices
6. Profit!

about 2 months ago

Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

Neo-Rio-101 Never mind that Steve Jobs was not gay (430 comments)

By the same logic, I may well be arrested for sodomy because one of my distant relations is gay.

about 3 months ago

France Investigating Mysterious Drone Activity Over 7 Nuclear Power Plant Sites

Neo-Rio-101 Unless the plant is surrounded in a glass dome... (128 comments)

If someone were so morally bankrupt enough to create a drone army to infiltrate certain gaps and structural weaknesses in the plant and detonate significant payload to disrupt cooling/power/containment, surrounding area is going to be uninhabitable for a looong time.

Time for plants to consider netting, maybe? If it would help at all? Perhaps reinforce areas so that drones can't easily fly into them?

about 2 months ago

We Are All Confident Idiots

Neo-Rio-101 Re:I blame women (306 comments)

... I mean that Asian girls prefer men who lack self-confidence. Maybe because they're easier targets to walk all over?
this isn't scientific, so I'll stop here.

about 3 months ago

Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

Neo-Rio-101 Anything radioactive explode in the boom? (443 comments)

At the news conference they were telling people to stay away from the exploded parts of the rocket.

makes me wonder how much radioactive stuff was in the equipment they were trying to send up there.

about 3 months ago

We Are All Confident Idiots

Neo-Rio-101 Re:I blame women (306 comments)

...which is funny because in East Asian countries (specifically China, Japan), being and sounding overly confident comes off arrogant and boastful.... EVEN IF you ARE confident about certain things. You'll just sound pompous, to the point where you have to fake inadequacy to get people to take you seriously.

This would explain why nerdy and geeky men typically hook up with Asian women.

about 3 months ago

Tetris Is Hard To Test

Neo-Rio-101 erratum: missing lines (169 comments)

13 fors=ltol+(m-160-l)*qstep-1:pokes+11,peek(s-29):next:y=y-q:m=m+q*40:z=z+q
14 l=l+40*not-q:next:print"{home}";z:goto7
15 b=0:forx=0to3:b=bor1andpeek(w+e(g+x)):next:b=b>0:w=-t*b-w*notb:l$="a":return

{home} is the home character blob (appears as reverse S character) within quotes

Use A,S,D keys to rotate and drop the blocks
Have fun!

about 3 months ago

Tetris Is Hard To Test

Neo-Rio-101 C64 BASIC version within a screen of code (169 comments)

It's a 15 liner.
Note that the {CBM-x} represents the graphic on that particular key (press the c= key and the letter to produce it)

1 a$="efijefijefijefijbfjnhijkbfjnhijkijfgaefjijfgaefjefjkiefbefjkiefbbfjidefj"
2 a$=a$+"abeieijkaeijijkgabfjiefgehijebfj@abe@dhe":o=207:dime(o):forx=0to111
3 print," {CBM-M}"," {CBM-G}":p=asc(mid$(a$,x+1)):e(x)=(pand3)+(pand12)*10:next:m=2024
4 print," {CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}":gosub6:goto7
5 pokei+e(r),c:pokei+e(r+1),c:pokei+e(r+2),c:pokei+e(r+3),c:c=160:r$="d":return
6 i=1152:r=h:c=32:gosub5:j=int(rnd(0)*7)*16:r=j:gosub5:r=h:h=j:i=i+9:return
7 gosub6:w=i:t=i:g=r:k=240:l=1278
8 gosub15:c=32:gosub5:r=-r*b-g*notb:g=r
9 i=w:w=i+40:gosub5:gosub15:ifbthen12
10 getk$:g=randkor((r-4*(k$="s"))and15)
11 t=w:w=w+(k$=l$)-(k$=r$):l=l+40:goto8
12 c=o:gosub5:m=m-(l0:w=-t*b-w*notb:l$="a":return

about 3 months ago

US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

Neo-Rio-101 Non-believers (478 comments)

So ISIL are threatening to kill people in western countries that it considers "disbelievers"

Now, I don't like Justin Beiber as much as the next person, but we certainly don't deserve to die because of it.

about 4 months ago

Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Neo-Rio-101 Re:An end to XBox? (330 comments)

Japanese people buy Japanese brands out of national loyalty.
They only make exceptions for "luxury" brands (like Apple).
Everything released by a foreign company where there is a Japanese equivalent product will fail.

about 4 months ago

Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Neo-Rio-101 The Minecraft OS (330 comments)

The thing with minecraft is that it has the ability to be THE interface of a future Xbox, or even Windows
Heck, Windows 8 already has a blocky, tiled interface already. This would just give it three dimensions.

about 4 months ago

Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Neo-Rio-101 Re:from Notch (330 comments)

Such as making you a target for kidnappers?

about 4 months ago

Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

Neo-Rio-101 Lotsa Pr0n HDs (316 comments)

FTA: "Now that we download TV shows, movies, music, video games, books, and other, shall we say, forms of entertainment,"

Don't beat around the bush (pun not intended).... you mean PORN!

Disks this size should be measured in Pr0ns, not TB.
Just sayin'

about 5 months ago

The Video Game That Maps the Galaxy

Neo-Rio-101 Obligatory (28 comments)

My god!...... it's full of stars!

about 7 months ago


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