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Mac OS Update Detects, Kills MacDefender Scareware

harlequinade Re:Or for more comprehensive scanning (277 comments)

So if their own AV kit is free, why, except of course to increase profits, does MS insist all MS boxes be sold with MacAfee? / Rhetorical question.

more than 3 years ago

Sprint Pushes FPS NOVA With Firmware — and Users Can't Remove It

harlequinade Re:This is a problem. (182 comments)

Sprint own Virgin Mobile as well - our days of suffering this c**p will almost certainly come.

more than 3 years ago

Toshiba Claims Bit-Patterned Drive Breakthrough

harlequinade Advancing the Past (151 comments)

The 'next big thing' in HDD's was supposed to be Solid State...So what are these numchucks doing improving what's now seen as the past??

about 4 years ago

Subscription-Based 'Hulu Plus' Is Now Official

harlequinade Sounds absolutely logical (434 comments)

Getting your customers to pay $10 a month for the same ad-riddled service is perfectly logical...If you're hired as a suit at the networks. Remember, Hulu is owned by NBC - the same geniuses who thought hiring Jeff Zucker was a smart move.

more than 4 years ago

Novell Reportedly Taking Bids From Up To 20 Companies

harlequinade Re:Karma (124 comments)

With you 110%. When you underwrite an OS that is faster, lighter and more user-friendly than its monolithic competitor, the one thing you do -not- do is form or allow a clearly self-serving alliance with said monolith, whose sole motivating desire is to see you and your product implode and present no further threat. Novell is doomed, and perhaps so is Linux. All Suse users should start checking the alternatives.

more than 4 years ago

BBC Activates DRM For Its iPlayer Content

harlequinade Re:Upstairs, Downstairs (282 comments)

That's my point, Paul - Most UK residents pay the license fee. Those who choose to use iPlayer would therefore pay -twice-?? DRM is repugnant, but instead of gouging UK=based viewers for two fees, let ex-Brits now abroad [like me - been in California since '97] who can't see the shows at -all- be the source of the allegedly much=needed income. The license fee is an inexcusable joke, but sticking those forced to pay it with -another- fee if they dare to then use other technology is abhorrent,

more than 4 years ago

BBC Activates DRM For Its iPlayer Content

harlequinade Re:Reasons to Abolish the License Fee #306 (282 comments)

I agree - DRM is repugnant. No doubts. As for the license fee, I moved to California in '97 so that's not my angle = My beef is the thousands who are already forced to pay this legalized extortion, then have to pay twice if they miss a show and dare to try and catch it online. The BBC is a clueless, arrogant fossil, and the license fee is both insulting, and an inexcusable joke, That's all I'm saying.

more than 4 years ago

BBC Activates DRM For Its iPlayer Content

harlequinade Reasons to Abolish the License Fee #306 (282 comments)

So dear old Auntie Beeb has added DRM to all over their content so the dear British taxpayer has to fork over more cash to watch programmes they already paid for. Brilliant....Not.

more than 4 years ago

Researchers Say Women Secretly Desire Hairy Geeks

harlequinade This is absurd (130 comments)

Geek or not, no woman will never be happy until we come factory-installed with an 11-inch schlong that shoots out free money.

more than 4 years ago

Introducing L2Ork, World's First Linux Laptop Orchestra

harlequinade This is wonderful - Encore! (86 comments)

The scene is quite odd, but the result is hypnotic - and *way* more musical than most things infecting the Billboard these days! Where do we get the album? Will they tour?

more than 4 years ago

OLPC Set To Dump x86 For Arm Chips In XO 2

harlequinade Re:What does this mean for their WinXP models? (274 comments)

If this change means Uncle Bill can no longer hijack the OLPC project, I'm more than good with the concept.
And I'd be surprised if I'm not one of a very large crowd.

more than 5 years ago

Mars Winds Clean Spirit's Solar Panels Again

harlequinade Re:If the folk who built these... (269 comments)

It's a sad but inescapable fact that you're right, Gad_zuki.
Damn funny...but right. Let's face it, unless they merge
with NASA tomorrow, GM and Chrysler are screwed :(

more than 5 years ago

Mars Winds Clean Spirit's Solar Panels Again

harlequinade If the folk who built these... (269 comments)

...could be hired to work for GM or Chrysler, Toyota
and Honda would be the ones needing a bail-out.

more than 5 years ago

Dell Selling Dual-Boot Laptops

harlequinade Re:Good Idea but (289 comments)

If they want auto-booting they just set the Grub menu so the OS they want is the default. If that default is linux, they just enable 'auto log-in' and there's no need to be there at all.

more than 5 years ago

Charter Cable Capping Usage Nationwide This Month

harlequinade It's the Ciiiiircle of Life (369 comments)

1/ Charter are in debt and need money. 2/ They cap people's Bandwidth. 3/ Their victims upgrade to get more. 4/ Charter make far more money. Customers Screwed = Problem Solved.

more than 5 years ago
top Launches To Fight Patent Trolls

harlequinade This is Good News (73 comments)

If all they achieve is to get SCO to STFU and p*** off, they will have rendered the Linux world a great service.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Brings Back DRM

harlequinade They've got half the money in history... (414 comments)

..and they still couldn't find their own butt with
both hands and a map. Apple and the Ubuntu posse must love stories like this?!

more than 5 years ago

Ubuntu 9.04 Daily Build Boots In 21.4 Seconds

harlequinade Re:Your Goal: One Second or Less (654 comments)

Why can't you put the OS on a flash drive and boot a PC from *that*? They're too unstable for use as an HD at present, but for storing and loading the OS [read only] they'd be ideal. You'll probably never achieve boot in under a second, but I'd bet you could easily be up and running in well under 10.

more than 5 years ago


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