VMware CEO: OpenStack Is Not For the Enterprise
If I google "openstack" the first item is an ad that links to www.vmware.com/Enterprise. That tells me that VMware does think that they are equivalent, why else pay for the advert?
Blizzard Announces New WoW Expansion: Mists of Pandaria
Well I'd like to thank Blizzard for the trailer, best laugh I've had in a long time. Awful, simply awful.
Sony Delays PlayStation Network Reactivation
I cant say I'm surprised, if they have to rebuild their network expect it to take months, this really isnt a case of patching a windows server and rebooting.
I expect one of the things keeping them offline will be the credit card companies, they are probably the ones in control right now.
Slashdot Launches Re-Design
The scrolling is painfully slow (read unusable), I'm using firefox, on linux, on a 6 year old laptop, it used to be fine.
Buckyballs Detected In Space
Candle flame is loaded with Buckminsterfullerene. These molecules have been right under our noses for that long.
You're telling me there's a bunch of aliens out there with candles? Shit, break out the nukes.
North Korea Develops Anti-Aging "Super Drink"
As you can clearly see the majority of North Korea uses non-light polluting light, it's considerably more advanced than the light used in other nations.
EA To Charge For Game Demos
They're gonna charge beta testers. There's a reason I don't buy from EA, vote with your wallet.
Toshiba Ends Incandescent Bulb Production After 120 Years
"How about this: the color of the light emitted by CFLs and LEDs is ugly, and sometimes even hard on the eyes (especially with LEDs)."
I call bullshit on this one, I've got both incandscent and cfl in my house (incandscent for dimmer switches). I cannot tell the difference as far as the colour of light goes. There is a slight delay in cfls delivering full power, but its really not worth complaining about it.
"If you consider my above statements to be "crap" then you shouldn't have skipped class on the day they talked about the light spectrum. The spectrum emitted unquestionably differs between lighting technologies."
Maybe you should try getting out once in a while and trying new stuff with a open mind rather than just trying to bitchslap anyone who may consider disagreeing with you?
Anti-Piracy Windows 7 Update Phones Home Quarterly
Trusted Windows Activation Technologies
Blizzard Offers Look Inside WoW at GDC
You have to be kidding, this has been going on for a year on my server. They did nothing to fix it, just took our money. Their reputation in England is worse than toilet water at the moment. I dont care what their terms of service say, spending between 30 minutes and over two hours trying to get into instances for around a year is totally unacceptable.
UK Proposes Broadband Expansion, Plus a Music and Film Tax
I currently spend what probably amounts to several hundred pounds a year on music/films. I do not illegally download the stuff, if I start getting charged £20 a year in tax I will stop buying legal copies and start downloading (what will no doubt still be considered illegal) copies. This will be a net loss for the entertainment industries, for the retails, and ultimately the government. These industries really are doing everything they can to destroy themselves. I'm surprised there isn't a shareholder revolt, the executives certainly don't have the best interests of the company at heart.
Carbonite Stacks the Deck With 5-Star Reviews
I'm probably not unique in this but I always read the bad reviews, it gives you an idea of the limitations of a product, you can then decide if they are limitations you can live with.
Two New Class-Action Suits Against EA Over DRM
Same here, so that makes two people. I was rather disturbed to see people talking about boycotting games on another thread, the consensus seem to be boycott the PC version because of the DRM but buy the console version. We need to boycott the company, all of their products (and yes it can be painful). Be vocal about it too, if there is an article on a news site about the company, and you are able to comment, post a _polite_ notice saying that you no longer buy from them specifically because of their DRM policy.
UK Outlines Plan For Internet Black Boxes
The political system in the UK is broken, there is no choice, there are two main parties, neither of which are interested in the country or the population. Politicians are interested in their own careers, money and power, and therefore courting the media, politics is now all about advertising. I now refuse to vote, in someway I feel that voting legitimizes a completely broken system. Short of full scale anarchy I don't see how you fix the political system in the UK.
Human societies progress despite the very best efforts of politicians.
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