* Posts by adnim

1516 posts • joined 11 Apr 2007

Microsoft's Project Spartan browser is HERE (unless you build apps or run VMs, that is)

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we have a ton of work left to do with Spartan so expect to see some bugs and rough edges in this first preview. the final release.. Sorry just had too, legacy memories if not legacy standards.

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Get off Facebook if you value your privacy, EU commish tells court

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Re: Meh - Who uses their real name etc on forums anyway?

Those that want to be noticed and recognised for the wonderful people that they are and the awesome contribution that they make to the Internet. And those who still think it is possible to be anonymous on the Internet..

All I can say is keeping track of several dozen nyms and email addresses is tedious. I have a static IP address, if I wanna be naughty I have to Tor or I2P or use a MAC address altered device at a public access point with an email account I created over Tor/I2P providing I hide my face from the cameras or wear a mask.

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Does your broadband feel faster? Akamai says it went up 20 per cent*

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NNTP over https

seems to be getting slower. Web pages are instant and download speeds have been pretty much consistent. BBC HD streams just fine. Perhaps Akamai are just promoting their services and El Reg fell for it.... Of course broadband speeds are slowly improving.... or does one expect technology advances to make Internet access slower?

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Cops cuff Colorado girl for allegedly poisoning mum after iPhone ban

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@Kain Re: It is Ma that needs help here

Psychopaths are not born, they are created. Every new born is a blank and slate any genetic tendency can be overwritten by nurture. A brain continues to develop outside of the womb and that development can be directed. What you are basically saying is that a value system is not taught. I disagree, children are initially programmed, conditioned, indoctrinated and instilled with values by parents. Eventually peer pressure has a strong influence. By the age of 12 a value system should have been set up by the parents.

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Hello? Police? Yes, I'm a car and my idiot driver's crashed me

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As long as

it detects the reason of accident.... determines only the driver was involved and was pissed or on the phone at the time. And then remains silent for several hours before phoning an undertaker I am all for it.

Joke alert because all life is sacred ;-)

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CSC's ServiceMesh named as source of bank exec bribe

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:-)

many years of experience of CSC... Some decent and talented peeps work there, until they develop an ethical conscience or get made redundant... No I am honest and I am sincere as are the peeps I reefer too... Never met a CSC share holder or decision maker though.

I would dumpster dive before I worked for CSC

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Watching porn makes men BETTER in bed, say trick-cyclists

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@Warm Re: would that be

Working on it

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would that be

the porn where the actors appear to make love, all tender gentle mutual like?

Or the porn where the man viciously fucks a woman whom appears to to be suffering in pain more than receiving pleasure?

Maybe it's the porn where the woman beats the man and tramples his testicles? Or the porn in which the man spanks the woman?

Or could it simply be that the more one masturbates the longer one learns to last?

Might the results also be skewed, know many men that are happy to admit that they cannot get a stiffie?

More aroused at home than under a magnifying glass in a lab... who would of thought?

There are a lot of question marks I obviously need an education.

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Rezzed: Indie gaming shows off its finest

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Stalker

Lost Alpha.... Hours of fun for die hard Stalker fans... for Free!! or click the donate button.

http://www.dezowave.com/

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Bride legs it from wedding after groom proves unable to add up

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Never

let love get in the way of business

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Microsoft RE-BORKS Windows 7 patch after reboot loop horror

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FAIL

Oops!

The page you are looking for may have a new location, or is no longer available.

http://support2.microsoft.com/en/kb/3033929

"Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them."

Is the sensible way to configure windows update.

Is in my list and is now unticked, thanks for the heads up Reg

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Android SDK nonce flaw lets hackers fiddle with your Dropbox privates

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Re: Dont use third parties

yes

Not so much scrabbling as trying to do too many things my tiny mind could cope with at once.

Just like those that promise.... the thing you pay for and just don't get.

The fact remains broken English aside I think I am right. Or does it please you to put your privates in the hands of someone you don't even know let alone trust? The consumer has no clue I really thought readers of The Register would. Perhaps I was down voted by pedants or cloud service providers

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Re: Dont use third parties

yes

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Dont use third parties

Those with a clue don't need too. One can own and control the server one syncs/dumps/stores data on (just don't use an off the shelf NAS or ISP owned cheapo router).

Consumers have no choice and consumers are most likely to not have understanding of what any of this means... Oooo that's easy I don't have to think. Here ya go take care of my privates.

And guess what, those that are making money from selling broken systems don't really give a shit providing the lawyers draft a EULA that admonishes them of responsibility

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Should online pirates get the same sentences as offline ones?

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If

copyright holders were not such greedy bastards and they were struggling to feed their children they would have my sympathy... And support

We really need a "Fuck u" icon

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Diablo fingered in offensive ASCII art trial doc shock

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Re: What's your other hobby ?

Jimmy is that you?

Why are you ignoring all my stalk mails.

As for the article... being self employed and in a business of one employee, all my emails have a disclaimer that the content... "might not be the view of the company" etc. I am thinking of adding I might be angry/pissed when sending this so take any disparaging remarks as tongue in cheek and ask again when I am sober.

The devil is not always in the detail... Sometimes it is in the interpretation

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Life, the interview and everything: A chat with Douglas Adams

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I used to

sneak out of work and sit in my workmates Hillman, along with my work mate Harry F to listen to Hitchikers on the radio. Fond memories. Going back into work a little high wasn't always a good thing though. If you read this Harry I thank you.

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Speaking in Tech: A Kardashian wearing the Apple Watch? Now that's success

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Meh

What's a Kardashian

Were they in Star trek or Stargate or summat similar?

Something as vacuous as intergalactic space should not seen as an authority on er.... well anything.

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Dark matter surveys turn up new satellites … orbiting the Milky Way

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As I understand things

The Higgs field cannot be massless because the Higgs has mass, therefore the whole Universe even the quantum vacuum has a mass associated with the Higgs field.

The Higgs boson interacts with matter to give mass to other particles.

The Higgs boson is an excitation in the Higgs field producing a mass of approx 126GeV

Every particle with mass interacts with a Higgs boson of mass 126GeV

So add 126GeV to the mass of every particle in the Universe (most of them are in and around galaxies)

Does this not account for Dark matter, or at least some of the extra mass we cannot detect?

Just a though I am a hobbyist with interest not a particle physicist or cosmologist with a PhD

Need an "I am just guessing here" icon

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Ad bidding network caught slinging ransomware

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F**kAdblock

seems to require Javascript.

I block Javascript by default and if an unknown site requires Javascript to function I look elsewhere for the information I require. If I find a huge list of scripts from umpteen different domains are required to access site content I never visit that site again.

I did enable Javascript for http://sitexw.fr/fuckadblock/ out of interest and was informed that Adblock was not active, so I enabled session cookies (although in the source code, cookies are not referenced) and my Adblock was still not detected. <shrug>

I really don't care because if ever an advertising network finds a way around adblock, they will certainly find a way into my hosts file.

My Amiga got infected once... that taught me to move the write tab on my floppies, I had do disinfect dozens. It was a lesson well learned and got me into studying viruses. I have never had a virus on a production PC I have owned and my first PC was an Epson PCe. (I have purposely infected many in the course of research)

Of course I could have been and could still be riddled with many undetectable ones all fighting for dominance... I just don't know I am not that smart.

If in doubt run suspect code in a VM using Sysinternals wonderful tools. I guess I am preaching to the wise. It is the average user that needs to learn this, not IT professionals that read an IT news site.

I wanted to use a smiley face but that makes me feel I am trying to be smug and I am not, I am just constantly vigilant, so I Meh in the advertisers and malvertisers general direction.

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Can't pay $349 for an Apple Watch? Get a Chinese knockoff for less than $50

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Mmmm

I wouldn't have one, someone might think it was the genuine article

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Quantum computers have failed. So now for the science

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Re: quantum vacuum is a superfluid,

Aether that or another name.

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Marlinspike brings end-to-end crypto texts to iOS

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Big Brother

So...

how long before using this becomes illegal and Moxie is arrested for aiding terrorists?

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Re: ????????

I don't do Apple

does this help?

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/signal-private-messenger/id874139669?mt=8#

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Microsoft man: Internet Explorer had to go because it's garbage

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<!--[if IE 6]>

"Fixing long standing interoperability bugs with other modern browsers could actually break sites who have coded to the IE-specific behavior,"

That will be every website that has been coded to render the same across all the major browsers then.

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MP resigns as security committee chair amid 'cash-for-access' claims

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@The Crow from below

I like that quote. Have an up vote

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And when they leave the service of the public...

many seem to get jobs on the board of directors of companies that have landed lucrative government contracts. Or did I just make that up because I am a cynical old bastard that has a huge distrust of politicians?

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Firefox 36 swats bugs, adds HTTP2 and gets certifiably serious

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Re: Have they stopped

I want my status bar at the bottom back.

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Bad dog! PrivDog chews HTTPS, hurls clear text

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Misnomer

How can something that sends urls that one visits to a third party and inserts advertising into html streams be called a privacy tool?

Should be called SnoopDog... Oh wait.

AdTrustMedia are in my hosts file and have been for years.

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Microsoft: You want on-prem wares, UK.gov? We'll make you pay

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"...when exported to the Microsoft cloud"

I read... when extorted to the Microsoft cloud.... I must get my eyes or my cynicism checked.

Although to be honest I think my cynicism is in perfect health.

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SSL-busting adware: US cyber-plod open fire on Comodo's PrivDog

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Re: Funny

*sigh* Why can't we have an internet that favors decent ads, and honest search results, and privacy, and...?

Greed

Being decent and honest rarely gets one a Ferrari, yacht or a Villa in the Maldives.

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Microsoft updates Outlook app security, but haters still gunna hate

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Holmes

Nothing is secure

if a third party has any kind of access to the data

And as electronic communication goes through a few third party routers/switches along the way, unless unbreakable encryption is used you are fucked.

A nod, a wink and a nudge, nudge out of sight of a camera/curious eye ball might be the only secure solution.

MS email and many other free email services are absolutely fine for most of the crap that most people talk about. If it is secrets you want to share then do it in private, one to one. Preferably where there is no Samsung TV or Barbie doll etc. etc. in the room.

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The Order: 1886 – Round Table gaming's all right on the knight

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QTE's

Yup they really help with the immersion...

There was a time when gamers didn't need on screen prompts, hand holding or a new keyboard every three months.

But then again this is a console game and having never owned a console I don't really feel qualified to criticise the history of the platform.

Although I do feel aggrieved that nearly all PC titles are poor ports from console and the foibles of the platform are foisted on PC gamers.

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Hello Barbie: Hang on, this Wi-Fi doll records your child's voice?

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Re: The privacy policy says it records video too?

EMP will be fine, the kid my love the toy.

Don't want to traumatise them just yet, there's a lifetime of corporate abuse, marketing droids and cold callers awaiting them for that.

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Hoping for spy reforms? Jeb Bush, dangerously close to being the next US prez, backs the NSA

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Re: Y'all jus' don't understand our inherent goodness ... !

Now whilst this smacks of sarcasm.....

Need an.... I am truly fucking scared icon.

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Lashed Saudi blogger Raif: Prince Charles has word with new king

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Re: One day

I don't pretend now but then again my value system has been self determined. Not decided by the state or greed.

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Re: @AC "32 mins" (whatever that means, ElReg) Was: Dear Al Saud,

Consummated?

FFS he ate her?

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"harmed the reputation of the state,"

Yes the decision to punish this man has further harmed the reputation of the state.

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HELP! Windows Phone update 8.1 broke my Lumia

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Re: Just for the record: My iPhone 6+ still working fine

I don't own a Windows phone yet I would be a dick if I was to post a comment that said...

"Tough shit, that's what one gets for using Windows"

or

"Whaddya expect Windows update often breaks desktop and server OS's too"

or

"This is Microsoft it's par for the course"

Even if it is what I think.

I don't use an Apple device either for the same reason I don't own a Windows phone... And it has nothing to do with the reliability of updates. I like to control my devices and know what they are doing when I am not looking.

Now Android (Google Phone OS) is far from perfect but having a rooted device means I am the administrator of said device, not some multinational corporation shepherd that cares little for its sheep.

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Patch now: Design flaw in Windows security allows hackers to own corporate laptops, PCs

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@AC Re: @Charlie "unfixable on Server 2003."

Way to go... Defend MS by citing the failing of others.

There should be a word for "defend a failure by citing a different failure"...

Shillism?

Excuse making?

Issue avoidance?

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@Charlie Re: "unfixable on Server 2003."

Read the EULA, it absolves MS of any liability. It also states in weasel words that MS do not guarantee that their software will work in the way expected or indeed at all.

MS have been crafting broken code since DOS. There is a reason no class action has been brought against MS for providing unfit for purpose software.... I refer you to the previously mentioned EULA.

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Amazing, cool, wow: Humans naturally use POSITIVE words, and that is GOOD

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Fuckoff

see title

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Received surprise new Redmond licenses? You might be pwned

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Plain text

email.

I presume all emails are phishing emails.

I can understand the average user falling for a phishing scam, especially when emails are written in HTML and displayed as web page.

I don't understand how an IT professional can fall for a such a trick. (Note the word professional).

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$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

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Re: Against a dark background

Never heard of synaesthesia?

An LSD component in the audio signal path really helps with the visualisation of the sound.

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Pint

Regarding this article

I prefer my water to have grapes or hops in it.

It's only Monday but nonsense like this makes me want to start my Fridays early.

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WATCH IT: It's watching you as you WATCH IT (Your Samsung telly is)

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@jnievele

That's all well and good until one cannot get a device that doesn't listen to every sound within its range.

This is FUD because Google, MS, Amazon and Sony do the same or similar thing?

Are you saying that this is acceptable because others do it?

Enquiring minds, that is those minds that are still capable of enquiring would like to know.

jnievele, I read juvenile until I did a double take.

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Smartphones don’t dumb you down, they DUMB you UP

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WTF?

WTF

was that article about?

Phones can make a noise, phones can play video and phones can be used to view stuff that's on the Internet. Phone's can also be used to tell those who are too dumb to know where they are, where they are. And?

It's early morning and I haven't really woken up yet. I wonder if this article will be as pointless and empty of useful content after I have finished my first coffee.

And what's with the cock obsession? Freelance eh? I am not surprised.

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Ubuntu smartphone to go on sale: It'll be harder to get than a new iPhone

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I got an S2

lying around somewhere, time for a play...

A proper lightweight mobile computer I can bend to my will, what's not to like? I might even use it as a phone!

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Devices

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Ross Ulbricht, in the library, with the laptop: Silk Road boss found GUILTY of all charges

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Re: Other than - @adnim

Aye you have a point, I would expect reasonable people to be feel empathy and act accordingly. Wrong expectation I guess. No it's my bad wrong expectation entirely. Sigh.

I brought my kid up this way... I told him many times...Your life is your own, live by your own rules, think of others, think before you act. Face the consequences of your actions and take responsibility for those actions. But most of all empathise.

I am very proud of what he has become.

The excuse.. I do this because everyone else does is utter bullshit.

The church/religion and indeed government wants control over everyone not just the psychopaths. And I am pretty sure it it is the society in which we live that actually breeds psychopaths. Psychopaths are made not born. What's more they are in the minority, unless you count our so called leaders and rule makers.

I guess I just can't see that the world is a wonderful place filled with such love and tolerance that our views and behaviour need not change.

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Hey kids! If you vote Facebook will give you EXTRA LIKES*

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@Lamont... Re: Our son is 18

"another 5 years of the current shower"

Perhaps one can indicate a difference between the bought and the paid for?

Top tier politics is a club and regardless of party, one agrees and tows the party line or one is never heard of. Different party voted for.. same fucking result.

Need a naive icon

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