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Comment: Re: Dell, HP, Panasonic (Score 1) 417

by TangoCharlie (#49543453) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

People used to say that about IBM.

I know IBM is still a huge company, but they don't sell PC's any more. "So what about Lenovo?" I hear you say?! But, that's the point. The PC business is changeling. The question isn't who's got "business staying power", but who's got the ability to change with the changeling demands of the market?

Comment: Re: Esoteric material? (Score 1) 329

by TangoCharlie (#44408201) Attached to: UK ISP Filter Will Censor More Than Porn

I have a BT Mobile Broadband dongle. I have found that BT blocks searching the Internet Archive www.archive.org. I'm guessing that the BT anti-porn filter is simply based on the domain, and can't "see" the page. Try searching for www.bt.com on the Internet Archive! I think the UK ISP porn filters are likely to cause significant issues.

Comment: Re:"Town of Norwich" (Score 1) 174

by TangoCharlie (#42933489) Attached to: UK Apple Shop Forced To Change Its Name

Isn't it rather strange that the other town (which is presumably smaller than Norwich) isn't actually mentioned? It just says in Norfolk. Anyone reading this post might assume that Norfolk is a small town, near the (slightly) larger town of Norwich.

I think Delia Smith might have something to say about this!!

So, let's get some facts straight: Norfolk is a county. Big place. Famous for it's water-ways which are called "The Norfolk Broads". Norwich is a city. Famous for Coleman's, a brand of sauces (especially mustard), and, of course, the Norwich City Football Club (a soccer team), which just happens to be owed by Delia Smith, a famous TV chef, and next-in-line to the Throne (if all the Royals get nuked). OK, I made that last bit up!

Comment: Re:Isn't good work better than fast work? (Score 1) 223

by TangoCharlie (#42880863) Attached to: What EMC Looks For When It's Hiring

Yes. You're right. Good is better much than fast.

However, that might explain why my (EMC) Iomega StoreCenter ix12 300r is such a useless PoS. The hardware seems reliable enough, but the software just doesn't work. It's coming out of the rack next month, because the 2U space is more important than this 'server'.

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten

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