* Posts by Spoonguard

92 posts • joined 13 Oct 2007

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Native Skype for Windows Phone walked behind shed, shot heard

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Mushroom

OLD MAN SHOUTS AT CLOUD

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BOFH: Free as in free beer or... Oh. 'Free Upgrade'

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Facepalm

Re: Sorted

"Then carefully deliver something else no matter what settings you've used."

There are more ways to be wrong than right.

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Re: Or Ricoh

"Also, in some situations, the PC silently discards print jobs. A Ricoh technician was here for hours, and he couldn’t figured it out."

That like eerily similar to my adventures with CUPS on Debian..

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YouTube sharecroppers start world’s most useless trade union

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Megaphone

Re: Look on the bright side.

With a bit of luck they'll go on strike and the global index of good taste will undergo a temporary, but measurable, improvement as a result.

Like the Writer's Guild Strike of 2007?

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Why everyone* hates Salesforce's Marc Benioff

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IT Angle

Knapped Flint is technology. Burning coals are technology. Bone Flutes are technology.

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A cracked window on the International Space Station? That's not good

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Facepalm

Re: Holes

7 holes seem good enough for me!

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Monster Cloud and an angry customer wanting a refund: A Love Story

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Re: "We are the engineers"

That's not an argument, that's abuse. Presumably arguments are done by different people in a different building....

That wasn't five minutes just now?

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NZ hotel bans cyclists' Lycra-clad loins

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Coat

Shorts?

They where trousers once

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Are you a Salesforce or an Uber? Choose wisely, devs

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hUBERis

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Little warning: Deleting the wrong files may brick your Linux PC

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Re: Sounds Really Clever?

Unused by default, so not really that useful.

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Re: @TechnicalBen

If you name your user profile CON you can't save any settings, so PRN and CON are still alive - presumably for legacy support

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Alphabetti spaghetti: What Wall Street isn't telling you about Google

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FAIL

Re: You can be the next Google

Are you familiar with the concept "Worse is Better"

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How to save Wikipedia: Start paying editors ... or write for machines

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FAIL

Re: Not quite getting the WikiCar bit...

IT'S_A_CAR_ANALOGY

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Mobe-maker OnePlus 'fesses up to flouting USB-C spec

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Flame

Re: AWG @ Spoonguard

In the case of First party branded cables, it would be more trouble for them to lie. Otherwise, it's a good place to start before you pull the ohmmeter out.

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Flame

If you read the writing on the insulation sheath, it will say 28 AWG (poor, barely half an amp), 26 AWG (Better) or 24 AWG (sufficient). Really nasty cables might be as thin as 32 AWG.

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If a picture tells a 1000 words about latency, Google won't load it

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Meh

If my experiences with Opera Mini are to be believed, there are plenty of savings to be made by stripping out javascript cruft and other junk like webfonts as well. But that would block a lot of Advertising Analy tics as well...

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BBC Micro:bit delayed by power supply SNAFU

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Flame

not shown: microusb smd socket along the top

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Chinese orbital docking starts long march to space station

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Devil

AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS

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The Register and Australia-New Zealand

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Dead Vulture

"Geolocation"

If I wanted to read theregister.com.au then why would I be visiting theregister.co.uk? Geolocation is very counterproductive

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Windows Phone 7 to get cut'n'paste shortly, says Ballmer

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Adding it should be easy

They can just copy-and-paste it.

oh wait...

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iPad's biggest rival? Microsoft's dead Courier

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FAIL

Useful tablet computers

Tablets work best when you can write on them. Unfortunately at the moment the screen hardware on available tablets isn't up to scratch. And, like voice recognition, the software stack is unable to cope with the wide variety of divergent styles. The OCR have to work at greater than 99% efficiency, and the operating system must store and associate the raw input data on every level for when the OCR fails. We would still be using newton (successors) if these problems had been solved already.

When someone gets this right, will we even notice? The tablet niche is a toy at the moment, little better than a oversized iPod.

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Fanboi primer: How to move your iTunes from PC to Mac

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Flame

I have a much simpler 2 step system

1) On XP machine, delete itunes

2) Reduce Mac to molten slag

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Opera feted for playing chicken with Steve Jobs

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Jobs Horns

Opera Mini isn't a web browser

It's more like a terminal client for a web browsing service. It is more akin to WAP than the web, considering some stuff won't even load (like this very page, for instance!) and even the the pages that do work (admittedly the majority) sometimes have their URLs mismatched.

It's still useful however. Data isn't cheap.

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ViewSonic outs Windows/Android 10in tablet

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WTF?

Android MARKET

I don't know what you are on about, but the Android Market can work over WiFi or any internet connection for that matter - it just needs to be on the list of models permitted to access the market.

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Google's Schmidt satirised as privacy pervert

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Big Brother

cookies

As I understand it, Phorm identified you by your IP address, and sniffed from what must be the majority of your web traffic, maybe more, and was opt out: you would have to present a special cookie to stop the ads but probably not the sniffing.

Google's services are opt in: Google is not sniffing all your traffic, It can only keep records from google sites you have visited. If you reject cookies from google this information becomes difficult if not impossible to tie together if your IP is dynamic. Additionally, You can opt out of most google advertising by rejecting webpage scripting.

In short, being with a Phorm ISP would have been detrimental to your overall web service; the only way Google would effect your web service is if you actually use it . Sadly I suspect you cannot tell the difference google and the internet.

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Google lands Gmail video chat on Linux

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Stop

Don't count on it

As far as I can tell Jingle is peer to peer, at least on the desktop client. VoIP is just a add-on service that makes it more likely that you will be using using the email and XMPP-IM services that can have ads served to them.

The only "doing nothing but evil" is your misplaced paranoia. It should be redirected at some other, actual Googevil methings...

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'Death to browsers!' cries Apple mobile-app patent

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Jobs Horns

S&M

Only Apple would try to patent Sadism and Masochism!

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Mozilla tames Firefox tab monster with Candy

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FAIL

Tab Bar still sucks

And I already have extensions to search my tabs. This seems like more pointless cruft that I don't need - My tree tab bar already can deal with hundreds of Tabs.

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iPhones dialling up premium-rate bills again

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Jobs Halo

Trojan Dialer?

How are these applications dialing numbers in the first place? Surely a sensible phone OS would sandbox such hazardous behaviour!

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Treasury pulls plug on Wiki-cutback site

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WTF?

This seems familar

I am reminded of the New Zealand legislation wiki. That got mysteriously shut down too after quite a few unorthodox revisions of the source material:

"For within these wikis was bound the strength and the will to govern each nation.

But they were, all of them, deceived; for another wiki was made. In the land of New Zealand, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Helen Clark forged, in secret, a master wiki.

And into this wiki she poured her cruelty, her malice and her will to dominate all life.

One wiki to rule them all.

One by one, the free lands of earth fell to the power of the internet."

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Apple iPhone forums gripped by deleted thread paranoia

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Big Brother

woah

Thom Your is Big Brother???!

B B B B

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Thumb Down

why hold it at all?

If you hold it in your hand then there is a slight chance that people might not see you have an iphone

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Oz privacy boss says Google Wi-Fi slurp breached law

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Megaphone

MY PRIVATES

"What do you mean, you collected some of my personal infomation??! I was only shouting it onto the street, it's your fau/t for listening!!!!!!"

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Acer Aspire 1825PT 11.6in touchscreen notebook

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FAIL

Windows tablets didn't fail due to being underspec'd

They failed because most tablets had crap sensors that couldn't be justified with their increased cost.

Also you would think they wpuld include a capacitive stylus or something. Tablets are supppsed to be. for handwriting.

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Popular apps don't bother with Windows defences

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Flame

Oh but Foxit has security problems of it's own

Despite being a magnitude lighter and less complicated than Acrobat Reader, Foxit has had some quite serious vulnerabilities. For example, Foxit would execute arbitrary shell commands embedded in a pdf automaticly without any prompt or permission. This "feature" has since been mitigated but one wonders what other vulnerabilities lurk inside...

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Google's Android market needs Jobsian strongman

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Terminator

Trust... nobody?

Do you trust Apple? or your carrier? your ISP? your handset manufacturer? the government? what about your neighbours?

How do you know what they are sending back and storing, and why are you not boycotting them all also?

If Google's collection of information about you was a real concern I doubt you would use the internet to make this post!

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Google risks OEM wrath for unified Android UI plan

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Vendor Trash

For every SenseUI quality UI there are at least 3 times the number of Touchwiz abominations. I don't think these overlays are going to be missed much.

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DoS attack stuffs Turkey's internet censors

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FAIL

Turkey is leading the way

The target of this censorship is videos ridiculing Turkeys secular nationalist cult, so yeah, Turkey is struggling against suffocating theoacracy in favour of good old smothering Anglo-style fascism. But is it with the help or against that *Criminal* Court of Peace? Who knows, perhaps something was lost in translation.

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Tech resource woes won't be solved with Afghan minerals

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Megaphone

The large twit

IIRC the guy who made the "small people" comment is Swedish.

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Native Oz ducks being raped to extinction

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Heart

fducks

Fucking ducks man

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EU Parliament plans Google-powered paedo detector

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Grenade

...are our three weapons!

Surprise and fear and internet search logs and a almost fanatical dedication to the President of the European Council

-DIABOLICAL LAUGHING-

-DIABOLICAL ACTING-

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Steve Jobs – Apple's not business, it's personal

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Jobs Horns

Appleing security

So iPads allowed apps to clandestinely collect and send information about their location and whatever, and now they can't because Apple couldn't keep their internal development private. Can someone explain how I am supposed to trust Apple devices with my private infomation when their entire security effort seems to consist only as a policy document?

Sent from my Android

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Boobquake fails to destroy planet

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Black Helicopters

Don't think this could happen

The pope is the absolute sovereign of a independent state, do you honestly think he is going to extradite himself? And what exactly would that accomplish?

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Microsoft's 'record' quarter can't match Apple

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Coat

Profit!

With these massive profits apple shareholders must be looking forward to a huge dividend eh?

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Ten free apps to install on every new PC

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Black Helicopters

Why bother installing?

Half of these applications don't need to be installed, they can be used portably. see http://www.portableapps.com

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Internet abuzz with BitTorrent bypass code

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-o̶̵̵-<◁

We Await Silent Tristero's Empire

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Desktop Colour Laser Printers: Best Buys

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FAIL

Probably not collusion

Don't confuse collusion with incompetence.

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vBulletin denies busting downloads in paid-up protester ban

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AdminCP

vBulletin seems to bring out the worst in admins, this seems to be no exception.

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South Africa official calls for 'outright ban' on pornography

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Heart

A bold maneuver

Next they should try and make rape illegal

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