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* Posts by Not That Andrew

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George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests

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Re: Just to be absolutely, totally clear here.....

Noo, she died in the street because Fayed's driver was as pissed as a newt.

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Apple nurses HealthKit apps back to life, discharges iOS 8.0.2

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Re: "Key features disabled"?

Hmm, I think you have your terminology confused. Fandroids are fanatical Android lovers (they are often freetards - fanatical Linux lovers as well), whereas fanatical Apple lovers are iTards.

But whatever their fetish, the rantings are equally rabid and equally amusing.

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Yahoo! dumps! thing! that! made! it! Yahoo! and! told! to! bed! AOL!

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Re: yahoo + aol

Sorry to burst your bubble, but there's a new generation of them on Reddit

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Oh God the RUBBER on my SHAFT has gone wrong and is STICKING to things

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Re: Adobe

Don't forget embedded 3D models in your PDF's!

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Read The Gods of War for every tired cliche you never wanted to see in a sci fi book

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So you came across a war porn story so bad that not even Baen Books would publish it. That is quite an accomplishment. Those are the guys who inflicted John Ringo on Sci-Fi, after all.

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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

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Re: I'm STILL playing this!!

Actually they DID remove the pools from the latrest version of The Sims, but that's just so they can charge for them in an Expansion Pack.

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Re: If you are after a modern day version.

IMO, at present you're better off with KeeperFX

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Ooh didn't know KeeperFX had updated, thanks

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Slough isn't fit for humans now, says Amazon. We're going to Shoreditch

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Re: SLOUGH - if despond - easily the worst place in Buckinghamshire ... or anywhere?

They were trying to look like a legitimate business, not a tax evasion scheme. But now the everyone knows about that, they might as well join the rest of the chattering class at Shoreditch

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Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

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I'm sure the Gnomes of Zurich are trembling in their bank vaults.

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Now even Internet Explorer will throw lousy old Java into the abyss

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Re: Seeing As Microsoft Started Hating Java After Sun Legally Flushed J++ in 2001…

I'm pretty sure sandboxing was borked before Oracle got their hands on Java.

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Re: "will throw lousy old Java into the abyss"

Useful and ubiquitous does not equal excellent

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Simian selfie stupidity: Macaque snap sparks Wikipedia copyright row

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Re: Good article.

Maybe in Westpondia, but in civilised countries a work is assumed to be copyright unless proven otherwise

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'Be super careful with AI. It's potentially more dangerous than NUKES'

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Re: Hmm.

No, but there is a very attractive volcano on Mars he his eye on.

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Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE

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Re: meanwhile in the real world

Luxury! We used to get some crappy chicory mix which tasted like dry cleaning fluid. So people started bringing their own coffee in or going to Costa

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Wait, an actual QR code use case? TGI Friday's builds techno-restaurant

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Re: Never mind fast food

So the supplier could satisfy the requirements of the bill by just including a link to their website in the QR code? That's the impression I got

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CryptoLocker victims offered free key to unlock ransomed files

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Re: decryptcryptolocker...

Nope, brought to you by the idiots who sold you the expensive AV that didn't detect Crytolocker

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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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Works For Me™ and it Worked For Me™ all weekend.

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Amazon Zocalo rocks Box, socks DropBox, clocks Google Docs

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Re: Sync: "Windows 7 only and Mac OS X 10.7"

A USB stick you forgot on train is more secure than Dropbox.

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Re: insulting reference to Amazon as Microsoft-like in this reference

You are splitting hairs. Ether way, Amazon are saying "That looks nice I'll have that, ta." just like MS did and still does. The exact way it's done is unimportant

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'The writing is TOO SMALL': MPs row over Parliamentary move to Office 365

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My keyboard has a Scroll key, although it's probably a Scroll Lock. I suspect AC means the scroll wheel on your mouse

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Google went behind our backs and really HURT US, squeal upset porn kingpins

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Do BAE, Boeing, Lockheed and Thales advertise on adwords?

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Battle ready: Valiant Hearts and Company of Heroes: Western Front

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Re: Who can argue with a 1.9 user score on metacritic?

I dunno, I checked the critic reviews from websites that actually specialise in strategy games and most mention the things that the user reviews complain about, the lack of info on your units, the pared down commanders, and the annoying grind to unlock bonuses (and the Russians playing too much like the Americans in CoH). I would hardly call that anti-Russian propaganda.

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Vid shows how to easily hack 'anti-spy' webmail (sorry, ProtonMail)

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Re: Well browsers are not suitable for this

Something like an email client perhaps?

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'I don't want to go on the cart' ... OpenSSL revived with survival roadmap

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Re: Admission of failure

True, but you need to use OpenSSL until LibReSSL is available on your platform of choice, so it's good they appear to be doing something.

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PayPal says sorry: Fat fingers froze fundraiser for anti-spy ProtonMail

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Just a pity about all the other people and companies whose funds get automatically frozen who can't utilise the outrage of Twitter and Reddit.

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Microsoft C# chief Hejlsberg: Our open-source Apache pick will clear the FUD

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Re: >Everyone has his own little psychopathy.

I wouldn't exactly call Java a first class citizen on anything but Windows and Solaris. You mentioned your issues on OSX and Oracle won't let the Linux distros (except Oracle Linux, of course) redistribute the official Java binaries anymore, so they all provide the OpenJDK now. It probably works better anyway (and supports BSD) and most were providing it by default anyway, but it does smack of an attempt to force companies toward using Oracle Linux.

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Yes. App that lets you say 'Yo' raises 1 MEEELLION DOLLARS

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I think we need a yarwellnofine app

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Tom Hanks NICKED my COPYRIGHTED PIC, claims Brit photog

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Re: Copyright

I think he was attempting sarcasm, if so it was an "epic fail" as I believe the kids say today.

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CIA rendition jet was waiting in Europe to SNATCH SNOWDEN

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Re: TheOtherHobbes

I don't see how losing four and a half thousand soldiers and God knows haw many camp followers is anything less than a military disaster. Just because they burnt down the Grand Bazaar in retaliation doesn't make it any less of a disaster.

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Patch NOW: Six new bugs found in OpenSSL – including spying hole

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Re: Quick to fix in Open Source, but it leaves questions.

The paradigm espoused by Bill Gates et al for many years has been "Ship it first, fix it later", along with "Don't waste time rewriting bad sections, bang a patch on and continue"

Also known as "Worse is Better" and an important part of the Unix Philosophy. Gates didn't invent it, he just embraced it whole-heartedly.

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Jade Rabbit nearly out of hop

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@AC Re: stolen technology

2 words: Qian Xuesen

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Office website HACKED: Passwords, addresses, phone numbers slurped

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Were you trying to give me a heart attack you bastards!

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Antivirus firm Avast! takes down forums after breach

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FAIL

Probably still using phpBB2.

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Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously

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I think what he means is quite often the only recourse a small inventor has when faced with a large company infringing one of his patents is to licence or sell it to a third party with the funds and will to sue. Unfortunately at the moment, those are mainly patent trolls.

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Web cesspit 4chan touts '$20 bug bounty' after hackers ruin Moot's day

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Those aren't bugs, that is PEBCAK

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You'll hate Google's experimental Chrome UI, but so will phishers

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I thought the reason that you don't see passwords and wotnot in the urlbar any more is because all the web developers stupid enough to do that sort of thing had been dragged off and shot. It appears they've become UX designers instead.

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SeaMonkey still has a search box, just customise the toolbar and add it in

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Cold War spy aircraft CRASHED Los Angeles' air traffic control

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Re: Vintage planes

Because we sold all our Harriers to the Septics because they understand their worth.

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Firefox, is that you? Version 29 looks rather like a certain shiny rival

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If anything, the Bink-based Opera is less configurable than Chrome.

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Re: Ribbons, we don't need no stickin ribbons

<joke>Didn't you know? Modern displays are so small they have to reduce the amount of chrome any way they can.</joke>

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Google's self-driving car breakthrough: Stop sign no longer a problem

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Re: @JDX

That's not as chaotic as it appears at first glance. Seen worse driving in London. And while the pedestrians seem careless they don't expect to be given right of way, like British pedestrians.

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Will Apple's $130bn cash infusion keep investors onboard?

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You realise they will probably get some sort of tax break on all the money they are borrowing? As much as I hate to say it, it makes more sense to borrow the money than repatriate it.

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Minecraft players can now download Denmark – all of it – in 1:1 scale

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Re: I have never played Minecraft

Dunno, if you like open world sandbox games, maybe? It's about as far from Halo as computer gaming gets. Although with mods you can play it as an FPS, or an RPG. Or you can just stay in Creative Mode and build stuff.

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OpenBSD founder wants to bin buggy OpenSSL library, launches fork

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Re: Unfair criticism

That blog was about the Debian OpenSSL bug, but it's probably just as applicable to this one.

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I know they know all about coding securely (I don't think that 's the right term), but hope they know as much about cryptography as well as they think they do. I hope all the best for this project.

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DeSENSORtised: Why the 'Internet of Things' will FAIL without IPv6

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Virgin Commited to IPV6?

So that's why I'm still using an ancient Motorola Surfboard then.

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Bad PUPPY: Undead Windows XP deposits fresh scamware on lawn

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Re: An optimist's view for your consideration

Nope, not hardware problems, badly written drivers. At least until ATI and NVidea learnt how to write drivers for XP.

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Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning

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Re: wipers?

Extra mass, more things to break

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