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Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

cyber-vandal Re:Credit cards? (77 comments)

Thank you Judge Death for your insightful contribution to this article.

3 days ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

cyber-vandal Re:WTF (329 comments)

Do Apple have the majority of the market in smartphones and exert an undue influence on that market? Nope, they're not even the biggest player in that market. Not at all the same as Microsoft having 95% of the desktop market and Google having over 70% of the internet search market and using their market position to keep out competitors. I don't like what Apple do but if people don't like Apple's behaviour there are half a dozen other manufacturers happy to take their money instead.

4 days ago
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Why Is It Taking So Long To Secure Internet Routing?

cyber-vandal Re:We ran out of IPv4. #1 OS is Android (85 comments)

In the consumer space yes. In the corporate world no-one's manipulating huge spreadsheets or writing 500 page legal documents on an iPad.

5 days ago
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Robot Operating System To Officially Support ARM Processors

cyber-vandal Linux version first? (33 comments)

Surely the Android version would be the more appropriate.

about two weeks ago
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UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

cyber-vandal Re: Are you fucking serious? Tell me you aren't! (198 comments)

You mean the banking industry that had to be bailed out not that long ago, bankrupting several nations in the process? The one that bundled up bad debt with good debt and pretended it was all good debt? That banking industry?

about two weeks ago
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European Commission Reopens Google Antitrust Investigation

cyber-vandal Re:All the EU wants is a continuous flow of money (95 comments)

Yeah a court case that costs millions to bring, drags on for at least five years and may end up with the corporation winning and the government winding up with the legal bill is the best way to bring in revenue [/sarcasm].

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

cyber-vandal Re: customer-centric (419 comments)

I don't want either option but your simplistic solution has a number of flaws of which I've pointed out two. It's easy for you sit on the other side of the Atlantic and make idiotic comments with a world superpower just down the road and no serious danger of invasion, it's a lot harder for the people of the EU, some of whom share a border with Russia, to make knee-jerk bad decisions.

about three weeks ago
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Yahoo Stops New Development On YUI

cyber-vandal Re:Continuous improvements to IE for Windows 7 (79 comments)

Or those that want to use group policy to control what users can do with the browser which IE does better than all the other browsers unsurprisingly.

about three weeks ago
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Yahoo Stops New Development On YUI

cyber-vandal Re:Says you (79 comments)

In what way is it just like IE?

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

cyber-vandal Re: customer-centric (419 comments)

Good plan. Now how do we do Putin shutting of the gas and declaring war immediately afterwards?

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

cyber-vandal Re: customer-centric (419 comments)

That's largely irrelevant because they do enforce the data protection laws very strongly so anyone doing business with US cloud providers will effectively be putting themselves at risk of committing a beach of that law. Microsoft isn't fighting this out of the goodness of their hearts - they know that their whole cloud business - something that they're currently betting the business on - will be dealt a huge blow if they are forced to do this. Customers in their second biggest market will avoid US cloud services like the plague. As to the whole Ukraine situation what do you suggest? Invade Russia?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

cyber-vandal Re: My watch (635 comments)

Loosing it is just a matter of undoing the strap.

about three weeks ago
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African States Aim To Improve Internet Interconnections

cyber-vandal Re: bs (27 comments)

They have the money it's just being spent on weapons and palaces or stolen by foreign corporations or stashed in Swiss bank accounts.

about three weeks ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

cyber-vandal Re: where do they come from again? (232 comments)

Pfft scalability and reliability. NoSQL databases like /dev/null are the future. Get with the times grandpa.

about three weeks ago
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FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

cyber-vandal Re: yeah (338 comments)

I live in the heavily regulated UK and I have a choice of cable from one provider at 152Mbps, FTTC at 78Mbps from about 6 others or normal ADSL2 at around 17Mbps from about 40 others. The infrastructure (with the exception of cable) is run by the former government monopoly which is required by law to sell access to its network to other providers. The barrier to entry is the expense of creating the infrastructure in the first place which would exist even if there was no regulation.

about 1 month ago
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Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

cyber-vandal Re:I'd love to be in his class (179 comments)

And they tend not to want to spend huge sums of money rewriting their custom code and rebuying all the third-party stuff, assuming it's even available for Linux or whatever else you think a competitor would be. What are the drop-in replacements for Exchange, SQL Server, .NET, Sharepoint, Dynamics and Biztalk? Migrating away from Blackberry is easy by comparison. There are plenty of MDMs available nowadays, including one from Microsoft.

about a month ago
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Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

cyber-vandal Re:I'd love to be in his class (179 comments)

You missed out Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio and the Dynamics range of products. All of them are making plenty of money.

about a month ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

cyber-vandal Re: Would be awesome (727 comments)

And config files offer a way to screw up that makes it really hard to find the error, depending on how well the config file is designed. I prefer a combination of both personally. Sometimes it's easier to hack a config file (which Windows has plenty of believe it or not) and sometimes it's easier to do right-click -> Properties and tick a couple of boxes.

about a month ago

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