* Posts by William Donelson

243 posts • joined 28 Feb 2007

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The Shock of the New: The Register redesign update 4

William Donelson

Still not compact enough. Too much scrolling. TONS of white space can be removed and end up with better readability etc. Go to four columns.

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Feds finger Norks in Sony hack, Obama asks: HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?

William Donelson

Cut off their internet: problem solved.

Cut all internet cables to N Korea. Problem solved.

Remember: When the movie was first announced, N Korea declared it an act of war and promised revenge.

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T-Mobile US to refund $90m for bogus charges: Un-Carrier to Un-Crammer

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Prison for the scubmags

Prison is the only thing banks and corporations understand any more. Fines are just passed on to customers.

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Terror bomb victims demanding Iran's .ir will appeal US ruling

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Given that Cheney et al lied about Iraq, used torture etc, caving in to this might see US domains taken.

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FCC says taxpayer-bankrolled bumpkin broadband must be at least 10Mbps

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God forbid any bumpkin members of Parliament should have to live with slow broadband. Typical solution: Screw the Taxpayers.

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Sony Pictures email hack: The bitter 'piracy war' between Google and Hollywood laid bare

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Re: Search for "torrents"

All of these blocked by Sky.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Thin plot, great CGI effects

William Donelson

Totally agree with this review. Saw it yesterday, and even at a senior discount, it was a waste of money mostly. Dull. I fell asleep several times during the battle scenes. I am not, not, not a fan of long battle scenes, especially those like in the Superman movie (back and forth for 25 hours, it seems). Give this one a miss.

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Bernie Madoff's coders jailed for role in $65bn ponzi scheme fiasco

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Only in jail because they stole from the RICH.

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Confused about 5G? So are we, say carriers

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1 - 10 Gbps

At those data rates, what about signal penetration?

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USB Forum submits itself to electrical probing

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USB 3 is a disaster - WiFi and other wireless interference is awful

Even Intel says so:

Goodbye WiFi and wireless devices if you try to use USB3 -- Intel's OWN report here -- http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/io/universal-serial-bus/usb3-frequency-interference-paper.html

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Did North Korean hackers nobble Sony Pictures?

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Wow, what a turkey of a movie!

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Apple surges in on the BYOD wave

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An interesting and thoughtful article. More like this would be appreciated.

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Telcos spaff $36bn on gobbling Uncle Sam's radio frequencies for beefier cell coverage

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Re: Interesting concept this...

Keep in mind "the government" does very little of this, it hires the work out to the corrupt private sector.

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iPhone sales set to PLUMMET: Bleak times ahead for Apple

William Donelson

"The iPhablet will shift just as half as many units as its normal-sized cousin, the analyst indicated."

i.e. *only* 75 million units in 2 quarters. Eat your heart out, Samsung.

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Reuse the Force, Luke: SpaceX's Elon Musk reveals X-WING designs

William Donelson

Sharing this URL on Facebook leaves a totally stupid picture of a comedian. Sharing articles from El Reg often does this. You can do better, Reg.

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Broadband sellers in the UK are UP TO no good, says Which?

William Donelson

Same as it ever was.

You are a cow to be milked, nothing more.

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DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

William Donelson
FAIL

You are just a number, to be bled for corporate profit.

Sick.

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Amazon hiring drone flight ops engineer in Cambridge, UK

William Donelson

HAhahahahahah. This is going to be a complete mess.

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Net neutrality, Obama, FCC, Title II:Your ESSENTIAL guide to WTF is happening

William Donelson

United States of Corporate America

One nation, under corrupt politicians, with liberty and justice for corporations alone.

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We must SMASH the Democratic Deadlock with MINDFUL EVIDENCE

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Is this sarcasm?

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Hide your Macs, iPhones and iPads: WireLurker nasty 'heralds new era'

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Jeez, from the headline of this article you'd think we all go to illegal 3rd part apps stores IN CHINA.

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SHOW ME THE MONEY! Ballmer on Amazon: 'They're not a real biz, they make NO cash'

William Donelson

How Ballmer completely wrecked Microsoft: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/07/microsoft-downfall-emails-steve-ballmer

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UK.gov pushes for SWIFT ACTION against nuisance calls, threatens £500k fines

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Re: It's not calls from the UK that are the problem

Yes I block unidentified calls as well, but still get spam calls from Spoofed phone numbers that are not real numbers.

I talked to a BT guy and he told me that even BT itself gets spam calls in it's own offices.

My friends in the USA have had (for 20 years now) automated Call Screener. it answers the phone with a recorded voice and asks your business or name. It then announces this from the phone (adjustable volume) and you can pick up if you want.

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In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web

William Donelson

Committees

A committee is an animal with four back legs.

~John le Carré, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Are there sounds on Mars? NASA launches audio athenaeum

William Donelson

Awesome, thanks!

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Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'

William Donelson

Microsoft's new business plan:

"Let's say everything we can think of, and see what people like"

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China is ALREADY spying on Apple iCloud users, claims watchdog

William Donelson

"China is already spying on Apple iCloud users (and every other goddam communication form), watchdog claims"

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Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

William Donelson

A very very good lesson in how to ruin your investors' investments.

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iPhone 6 shunned by fanbois in Apple's GREAT FAIL of CHINA

William Donelson

With 20 million pre-ordered, who needs to wait in line?

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Rupert Murdoch outs self as iPhone 6 fanboi

William Donelson

"Smithers? Install me an app. That one with the cranky birds sounds amusing"

Awesome!

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'I went from a two-hour commute to a 10-min scooter ride by the sea'

William Donelson

Bermuda is a treasure. Lovely people, amazing beaches, and even has seasons (very far north for a "tropical" island). I have been there many times, and would accept a position working there in 1/2 second.

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To Russia With Love: Snowden's pole-dancer girlfriend is living with him in Moscow

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Re: William Donelson

It was the "tapping dat" and sleazy insults to the "pole dancing girlfriend" trying to be cute and clever Reg and coming up sexist.

Shame on you.

I am happy they love each other enough to sacrifice so much of their lives for the betterment of all of us.

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Re: Tag line was changed by El Reg...

Yes, and Reg has the nerve to chastise me.

Cheap journalism.

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William Donelson

Exactly.

"pole dancer girlfriend" headline is a cheap insult. Shame on you Reg. AGAIN.

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William Donelson

The Register dives into the gutter and comes up with this. Shame on you.

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US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: US is losing science race

William Donelson

Hero.

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Breaking news: Man with Apple shares really wishes they were worth even more

William Donelson

Exactly!

Dear Tim,

Please use Apple's cash to buy back shares to make me richer.

Love

Carl

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Gates and Ballmer NOT ON SPEAKING TERMS – report

William Donelson

How idiot Ballmer completely wrecked Microsoft:

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/07/microsoft-downfall-emails-steve-ballmer

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Google hauls Java-on-Android spat into US Supreme Court

William Donelson

Remember, there is NO COPYRIGHT in TITLE.

I see API's as "titles of the code or function"

Generally, I think most software patents are total crap.

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Revealed: Malware that forces weak ATMs to spit out 'ALL THE CASH'

William Donelson

Yet Wall Street crooks can steal $8 Trillion and not a single one is in jail.

A new IMF report says the world economy is unlikely to ever recover from this theft.

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Steve Jobs makes world a better place FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

William Donelson

Of course, if Jobs had invented a cure for H.I.V., the Register would still hate him

Of course, if Jobs had invented a cure for H.I.V., the Register would still hate him

Get a life.

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'Encryption will make life very easy for criminals and terrorists'

William Donelson

Encryption is about CORPORATIONS avoiding the cost of Government demands for data

Pay attention. Encryption is not to protect you. Corporations don't care about you.

Encryption is about CORPORATIONS avoiding the cost of Government demands for data.

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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Wrong, Dr Who has ALWAYS been an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera.

Wrong, Dr Who has ALWAYS been an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera.

Laughably bad since day 1.

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You dirty RAT! Hong Kong protesters infected by iOS, Android spyware

William Donelson

ONLY to iOS if you stupidly Jail Break your phone.

Apple has a walled garden that includes 100% of the 10,000 things I want to do with my phone, MUCH safer than Android.

And for those who DO jailbreak, what's to say the Chinese government hackers don't know that and entice and disguise the trojans etc? The articles I have read say their malware is disguised well, as coordinating apps for the protests.

I am sure they are very very clever in attacking Jail-broken iPhones and swiss-cheese Android.

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Want to see the back of fossil fuels? Calm down, hippies. CAPITALISM has an answer

William Donelson

Oil subsidies...

Then remove all the HUGE oil subsidies.

It is obscene to cut food lunches and food stamps for kids to subsidise hugely profitable oil companies. This is sick.

Grain rots in silos in the midwest because railway cars are full of oil now FOR EXPORT.

And do Oil companies pay for all that military in the Gulf? No. Your taxes subsidise the oil routes and drilling there as well.

The real cost of gasoline in the USA is as much as $15 per gallon.

"Such external costs (subsidies, military, tax breaks, etc) push the true price of gasoline as high as $15.14 a gallon, according to a new report released by the International Centre for Technology Assessment."

http://www.progress.org/tpr/true-cost-of-gasoline-artificial-subsidies/

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Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'

William Donelson

Fastest growing Jobs...

Of the 10 occupation categories projecting the greatest growth in the next eight years, only ONE pays a middle-class wage. FOUR pay barely above poverty level and FIVE of the TEN PAY BENEATH POVERTY LEVEL.

THIS IS WHAT THE SUPER-RICH DID with the tax breaks Cheney-Bush gave them: Invested them overseas, and shifted your jobs and infrastructure to China, etc.

http://www.nationofchange.org/what-job-creation-numbers-don-t-tell-us-1403096844

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BENDY iPhone 6, you say? Pah, warp claims are bent out of shape: Consumer Reports

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Blogger Fraud, even?

Slate.com

Apple BendGate Truthers Smell a Media Plot

http://tinyurl.com/pxgybbq

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

William Donelson

Windoze.

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Hollywood's made an INTELLIGENT science vs religion film?!

William Donelson

Yet another confusion of science, religion and spirituality.

Pure science is the highest form of spirituality, seeing and perceiving the truth.

I subscribe to the anthropic principle: there are an infinite number of infinite universes, each with slightly different physical laws. Only some of them have the right parameters, such as gravity the right strength to allow stars to be born and live long. Ours is one that allows intelligent life to form, so that the universe may wonder at itself. We *are* the universe, in wonder of itself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropic_principle

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Stanford Uni: Google cash leaves us entirely impartial and unbiased

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Don't be Evil

"Don't be Evil" - Hahahahahahahahah

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