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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

cyber-vandal Re: customer-centric (406 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.

yesterday
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Yahoo Stops New Development On YUI

cyber-vandal Re:Continuous improvements to IE for Windows 7 (77 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.

yesterday
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Yahoo Stops New Development On YUI

cyber-vandal Re:Says you (77 comments)

In what way is it just like IE?

yesterday
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

cyber-vandal Re: customer-centric (406 comments)

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

2 days ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

cyber-vandal Re: customer-centric (406 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?

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

cyber-vandal Re: My watch (615 comments)

Loosing it is just a matter of undoing the strap.

3 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

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

Why does point and click make the OS less reliable? In any case there's been a GUI free version for 5 years if you want to put yourself through that.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

cyber-vandal Re: Why is (201 comments)

Artists who don't need to eat I suppose.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft To Drop Support For Older Versions of Internet Explorer

cyber-vandal Re:Please also stop supporting newer versions. (138 comments)

Upgrading software isn't free, especially something like IE where each successive version breaks stuff that worked in the previous one.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft To Drop Support For Older Versions of Internet Explorer

cyber-vandal Re:So are they going to fix the issues wtih IE ? (138 comments)

IE11 breaks loads of third-party apps and doesn't play nicely with some of Microsoft's own software like older versions of Sharepoint and Dynamics. I'm always tripping over IE11 issues at work and having to use Chrome instead because somehow the other browser makers seem to be able to not royally screw things up every time there's an upgrade. I'm not looking forward to IE12. At least the developer tools finally allow you to choose which Javascript file you want to look at rather than having to move through all the entries of a very unfriendly drop-down.

about three weeks ago
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Transatomic Power Receives Seed Funding From Founders Fund Science

cyber-vandal Re:But... but nucular is bad! (143 comments)

I trust the technology. I don't trust the people implementing it.

about a month ago
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Satya Nadella At Six Months: Grading Microsoft's New CEO

cyber-vandal Re:Not that hard IMO (151 comments)

World of Warcraft is in the cloud? Guild Wars 2 is in the cloud? There are cloud versions of every single piece of software that businesses depend on? There's cloud device drivers?

about a month ago
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DNA Project 'to Make UK World Genetic Research Leader'

cyber-vandal Re: The United Kingdom (65 comments)

The whole school system of Birmingham? I think you might be exaggerating slightly. It was a few schools and has been nipped in the bud. Don't bother posting any Daily Mail links please. I live in Birmingham. I also was allowed into Star City recently despite being an infidel just in case you feel like posting that load of old crap as well. Let me ask you a question Mr OMG BRITAIN IS A MUSLIM COUNTRY. What branch of Sharia Law would approve of the recent gay marriage law?

about 1 month ago

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