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Microsoft's Cloud Storage Service OneDrive Now Offers 15GB For Free

Skiron Well, (99 comments)

NSA, GCHQ etc. must be running out of disk space. Get a MS to help out!

about 4 months ago
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Next IE Version Will Feature Web Audio, Media Capture, ES6 Promises, and HTTP/2

Skiron Where's... (173 comments)

...Bill_the_engineer to troll this crap into /dev/null

about 5 months ago
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US Takes Out Gang That Used Zeus Malware To Steal Millions

Skiron Scrabble points (38 comments)

Great words to use

about 6 months ago
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NSF Report Flawed; Americans Do Not Believe Astrology Is Scientific

Skiron Heh (326 comments)

99% of Americans are idiots; 1.0% run the Country. Much like the UK.

about 8 months ago
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The Search for Life On Habitable Exoplanets

Skiron Science (69 comments)

That is the trouble, science. We have billions of galaxies which contain billions of stars which most have planets.

The issue starts with thinking as we are the only life form, then every thing else has to be like us.

about 8 months ago
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It's Not Memory Loss - Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information

Skiron Seen it, doing it. (206 comments)

Years ago, I read about a theory that stated the 'mind' only has a finite memory capacity. So at aged 10, e.g., it looks like this

|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|

Each year gets condensed into an even smaller space as you get older - the longer you live, the more the brain condenses the information - and it is not stupid, it only saves the 'memorable' stuff such as the first time you had sex, got drunk, broke a leg etc.

So by the time you are fifty, you have 50 years crammed in that small space - and a lot of info is dropped.

about 9 months ago
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NYT: NSA Put 100,000 Radio Pathway "Backdoors" In PCs

Skiron Re:Manufacturers (324 comments)

Enforced or not, if you are in a 'partnership' you are in cahoots

about 9 months ago
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NYT: NSA Put 100,000 Radio Pathway "Backdoors" In PCs

Skiron Manufacturers (324 comments)

So the only way to do this is get some sort of intercept from the manufacturer->seller/reseller->mail/postman. It looks like everybody is in cahoots with them.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Command Line Interfaces -- What Is Out There?

Skiron bc and cal (383 comments)

The two I use a lot in a terminal is bc and cal.

Put this in your .bashrc:

alias bc='bc -i -l' Then just run bc for a interctive calculator:

(18*(567/23))+67
510.73913043478260869548

e.g.

and cal is brilliant.

about 10 months ago
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USB Sticks Used In Robbery of ATMs

Skiron Re:That's what you get (252 comments)

Yes, and I have seen many a BSOD on a few in my time - and once one that had dropped to the desktop with a message (and mouse cursor) 'Reboot Now? [Ok] [Cancel]'. Bloody joke whoever put MS stuff on them.

about 10 months ago
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And Now For Something Completely Different: Monty Python Reunion Planned

Skiron Re:Enough reunions (168 comments)

There is a good story re Spike and the Pythons.
When the Pythons were in Malta filming 'Life of Brian', they heard that Spike was staying nearby on holiday. So they called him up, and quickly changed a few scripts to write him into the film.
. They shot the first day, and all was well and good... then the next day Spike didn't turn up for filming. Hurriedly they chased him up and found he had gone home!
So, back to re-writing the scripts again.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym-k5viJ7tA

about a year ago
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International Space Station Infected With Malware Carried By Russian Astronauts

Skiron Re:Linux... (226 comments)

Yes, WTF is that all about? Sounds to me like a MS wedge of money went to the reporter to sneak that in [quote below]

The reason is that the space station uses computer-controlled SCADA systems in order to manage various physical components of the satellite. As these systems are based on Linux, they are open to infection.

about a year ago
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Sochi Olympic Torch Taken On Historic Spacewalk

Skiron It was not lit aboard the space station (80 comments)

So, we have a rather expensive 'stick'. If it isn't lit, then it isn't a torch - it's a STICK

about a year ago
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UK Town To Get Driverless 'Pods' Mixing With Pedestrians

Skiron I was born a few miles from MK (111 comments)

... but never lived there. It is a terrible place to live. For you Yanks, think 1960's NY City + Chicago combined with a touch of muslims (no offence).

about a year ago
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Bizarre Six-Tailed Asteroid Dumbfounds Scientists

Skiron Did anyone clean the lens? (134 comments)

I mean, this is like looking through a dirty/wet window at a street lamp etc.

about a year ago

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Microsoft Zune affected by 'bug'

Skiron Skiron writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Skiron writes "The BBC are reporting that Faulty software has crippled 30GB first generation versions of the Microsoft Zune digital media player

On the Zune Insider website, Microsoft said it had been aware of the problem since early in the morning of December 31.
It said its technical team "jumped on the problem immediately and isolated the issue" — a fault in the internal clock driver related to the way the device handles a leap year.
Said Microsoft: "The issue should be resolved over the next 24 hours as the time change moves to January 1, 2009."
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Dell video blog on Solid State har Drives

Skiron Skiron writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Skiron writes "Dell has posted an interesting vblog, "More on Solid State Disk Technology", by Tom Pratt,
the storage technologist on the Office of the CTO team.

Though SSD drives bring lots of benefits, traditional hard drives aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
At this point, one of the downsides of SSD drives is price — they are still pretty expensive.
But, like most new technologies, the price should come down over time as the technology
becomes more mainstream.

Tom explains what they are, performance compared to traditional mechanical drives, and what the futures holds for this technology."
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Excel 65535 bug fixed... sort of.

Skiron Skiron writes  |  about 7 years ago

Skiron (735617) writes "On the team Excel blog page, news of a fix for the embarrassing Excel 65535 bug was released — you can read it here along with links to the KB articles.
There still appears to be issues installing it, though, as seen from a bloogers reply to a question:

"We've gotten one other report of this and are looking into the possible cause.
You may be able to solve it by uninstalling Office 2007 and reinstalling it
(then apply the patch to a clean installation). If you try that, I'd like to know the results.""
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Skiron Skiron writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Skiron writes "In the latest 'man vs machine' chess computer match, day 2 (sponsored by and home page to the challenge) RAG, after the first game was drawn between Wladimir Kramnik and Fritz, Kramnik made a silly human error in the end game to be mated in one! Is this now proof that chess machines, which are always tireless, are starting to get the upper hand on the human opponent (no matter how good)?"

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