* Posts by adnim

1494 posts • joined 11 Apr 2007

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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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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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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Re: Other than

I expect to be down voted, a lot.. Who the fuck are you to say selling narcotics is wrong?

And by who's fucking rules? I don't condone violence of any kind, unless one is backed against a wall and the choice is kill or be killed.

When will people realise there are no rules, only consequences. And laws are created by those that wish to maintain a Status Quo or control.... Was there a rule list as you exited the vagina? No there fucking wasn't. Rules are imposed by those with the power to kick ass.

Our social system is based on abuse, abuse of human rights and abuse of ones right to self determination. The system used to be feudal where the hardest and toughest bastard made up the rules to suit his ( I say his because at that time women did what they were told and were smacked down if they had the gumption to disagree) own ideas of what is right and wrong (usually motivated by greed and the desire to fuck and abuse anything he wanted).

If you ain't man/woman enough to live and die by your own rules you are nothing more than a puppet. If someone wishes to abuse narcotics and die ffs let them, who is anyone to say different?

Yes the weak do need some protection they need protection from from those that would refuse them choice. They don't need protecting from their own stupidity.. Let them suffer their own ignorance, protecting them from that only serves to stagnate the gene pool.

I live in this society quite well, not because I abide laws out of fear but because I abide those laws that *I* feel are morally correct. And I am smart enough (so far) not to have been caught for ignoring those laws *I* deem to be bullshit.

Basically if you fuck with someone else prepared to be fucked with... If one lives and lets live one should be left alone to pursue whatever path one wishes. Who is anyone to tell me what is right and wrong... are you a fucking god or something? if so prove it.

I despair, for the vast majority of humanity are fucking puppets. It makes me angry when I see someone telling someone else how to behave based on their own conditioning/religion/ideology/bullshit. For they are just as clueless as I. The difference between us being that I know I don't have a clue nor the right to tell anyone how to behave.

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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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"the best democracy money can buy"

Says it all

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Stop

I voted once when I was 18 purely for the novelty value.

I realised it only encourages them so I haven't voted since. Voting for politicians only makes them feel wanted and valued. Do you really want to do that?

What would make me real proud of the UK populace and give me hope for the future is no one voting at all at the next election.

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Anthem, America's second biggest health insurer, HACKED: Millions hit by breach

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I look forward to Experian

being rooted.

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Zimmermann slams Cameron’s ‘absurd’ plans for crypto ban

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The naughty ones

may encrypt a plain text file and steg it into the picture of a kitty, then post it to Facebook, Flicker, Pinterest.

Alternatively they might post a paragraph of text to Facebook or a forum where every prime numbered/Fibonacci numbered character in the text spells a message. Perhaps this is not too bright, if I thought a message was hidden in plain text I would write code to pull any desired sequence of characters from that text. I am pretty sure GCHQ do that kind of thing now with suspect text.

That's off the top of my head without any thought at all, just like an MP's thought process.

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Why Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2? Upton: 'I drank the Kool-Aid'

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Re: Wow..... just look at all the hate.

"This is a major software company committing support for their future OS on a popular learning platform - In no way is this a bad thing"

Are you sure? This is a multinational corporation with little to no altruistic tendencies trying to ensure it remains mainstream and the dominate force in the desktop market place. And now the desktop market place is waning with mobile devices and the IoT in ascendancy MS is running scared... MS is giving Win 10 away for free because in the light of the free alternatives available, that is really all it is worth.

I look forward to the demise of Microsoft. During my career I had to support and fix their bug ridden proprietary crap for 20 years and they wanted to be paid to fix broken ffs!. What a scam. Yes, I do feel hate toward MS... However It isn't unfounded. I am not vindictive or nasty I just do as I am done to.

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@YAAC Re: Not a problem

I didn't think that all Rpis would come with Win 10 as standard. Is this the case?

If so then Rpi is just a crock.. don't educate.. enslave.

Like some bank ads (don't see enough ads to remember which bank) for computer programming.... Drag and drop this icon here and type plain English into this box... Congratz you are now a computer programmer.

If the teachers haven't a clue.... And they won't have in a generation or two because they will be brought up on this bullshit, neither will the kids..

I can't code in assembler. Too much thinking and hard work, maybe I ain't smart enough.

Anything less than assembler/machine code is bending to another's will. It's yet another layer of abstraction from what is really happening. Another layer of wool over their eyes.

Unfortunately those that are responsible for the curriculum and the education of our children haven't a clue now let alone in a generation or two.

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Linux

Not a problem

As long as one has the freedom to remove Win 10. Why all the bitchin'?

MS lubbers can lube for the shafting, whilst those with a clue will do whatever they want.

Linux aint OS to the gods, it's an OS for those with a clue..... Perhaps El Reg should change the mouse over description.

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Drunk on Friday night? Then YOU probably DIDN'T spot Facebook's privacy tweak

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Re: Evolution

No, like I refuse to contemplate the fact that you actually read this bit...

"Now, there is nothing awesome about my existence either, there's nothing at all special about me."

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Evolution

We as a species have evolved to the point where by we are actually manipulating our evolution.

Darwinism and the selfish gene are no longer the driving force. Ego and ignorance now control human evolution. Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft et al. are the new selfish gene, the progenitors of a new evolution, imho a retrograde evolution.

Go enjoy and become the product, the victim, whilst you wave your e-penis/e-vagina at all those poor saps who's life is so empty that they are interested in your meaningless existence.

Now, there is nothing awesome about my existence either, there's nothing at all special about me. (my mother might disagree, but then mothers are like that) It's just that the general mentality of the human race makes me feel like an outsider.

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Google, Amazon 'n' pals fork out for AdBlock Plus 'unblock' – report

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@thoedore... Re: My Windows/Linux hosts files

Yup, take control or be controlled.... The sheep, the gun fodder (FFS I sound like a brandy drinking, cigar smoking army general now) can take the flak.

Why should I care about those without the smarts? I don't.. I rant, I rave, I show an alternative, I try to educate. If I am ignored I shrug and the sociopath inside me laughs it's bollocks off. Whilst the part of me that still cares shakes its head in dismay.

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My Windows/Linux hosts files

are 34kb and growing. The one on my Android mobile is 154k.

Most of Google and all of Doubleclick services are at 127.0.0.1

Why do those with presumed integrity eventually sell out?

I would guess integrity is an old fashioned virtue now surpassed in popularity by greed.

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Can't afford a BMW or Roller? Just HACK its doors open!

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Big Brother

First thing

to do with a WiFi enabled car.

Root the fucker.

Or accept the fact that someone else: manufacturer, manufacturers third party partner or a hacker owns your car.

Trust in corporations is for the sheep. Are you ovine?

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Re: Lunacy

It doesn't stop at cars... The race to an E, e or even i everything is well and truly on.

I don't see the *NEED*. Oh, there might be some convenience or a few seconds of time saving and a reduction in the usage of human thought processes as we hurriedly rush towards dumbing everything down to the point where perhaps a thought process is no longer even required.

No doubt eventually predictive technology will even replace the need to think at all. Now wouldn't the megacorps, governments/oppressive regimes embrace that! It's far easier to control a society if they don't know that they are just consuming, conforming and obeying.

As a bit of a sociopath, (I have lived around 75% of my life and I don't give a fuck for my species any more, I feel sorry for the Kittehs though) I am going to find the future amusing. Those of you that actually care about humanity should get your fingers out and stop the rot now.... Think of the children!

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Kill Facebook's creepy on-by-default Yelp 'killer' Place Tips – your guide

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Re: Glad I have an iPhone

"Has Android 5.0 finally fixed it so you don't have to agree to all the permissions at installation"

I dunno.... I rooted my Android and not a single app can access any part of the file system unless I allow it specifically. I have never run stock Android because stock Android or more accurately Google OS cannot be trusted.

What does IOS send to Apple servers? Should I get rid of *MY* Android mobile and use a phone *OWNED* by Apple?

Please get a clue before before you extol the privacy virtues of IOS ;-)

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Happy

To opt-out

Uninstall the Facebook app.

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Charles Townes, inventor of the laser and friend to both science and religion, dies

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Faith has

no reason for science. For all the answers are in scripture. No research or questions are required. The answers to questions about a belief system usually if not always contradict said belief system. Therefore questions are blasphemy (imho a victimless crime) regardless of which god or religious doctrine one has been raised/taught/conditioned to follow.

Science on the other hand has no reason for faith unless one has faith in the true nature of reality.

I am a person of faith although I don't do god, any of 'em. Does that make me the spawn of Stan Satan.

Thanks for the lasers Charles

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Facebook's mobile ad bonanza brought it record returns in 2014

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Well, it is harder...

to block ads on a mobile.

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Keylogger: Somebody STOP ME! Oh hang on, I just did

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Create a disease

sell the cure.

Go one better .... sell the disease before creating the cure.

Awesome!

/end sarcasm

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Want to win Microsoft's cloudy love? Just spend $500

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Whilst

there are entities such as medium to large businesses that are tied to Microsoft systems. Such fees will always be met.

If the CTO's of those companies had a crystal ball in the late 80's early 90's.... Microsoft would be paying professionals to attend.

Sadly now choice is moot point. Any escape or alternative to the clutches of MS, although cheaper in the long run software wise GPL, FOSS and easier to maintain and support via adherence to Industry and RFC standard compliance (hardware requirements are likely to remain)... Requires a massive investment in training and re-training of current staff. Many businesses have share holders that "need" luxury yachts and super cars so this is unlikely ever to happen.

As a person of what some would see as dubious philosophy and ideals... I don't want to be materially rich, if someone less fortunate than me needs, I give. If they are more fortunate I take. I look upon Microsoft (I am technically able and have a staff of one) as a hindrance rather than a benefit to my business.

My point? Well I thought I had one when I started this. I guess I just dislike the hold MS have over it's user base and wished to voice my discontent. I have a Windows box to play games on when I need to escape from the wonderful, loving, altruistic society in which I find myself. It's my toy, it's easy to use, never crashes and I love it. My business runs on Linux. Yours can too, if a cost/benefit analysis fails to impress then I guess one is either greedy or ones eggs are truly in one basket.

I had no crystal ball. I didn't see what MS would become and how it would dominate in such an unsavoury way the desktop and small/med business IT system market whilst I was playing Horace goes skiing.

Some say history repeats, maybe there is a lesson to be learned here?

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Chunky Swedish ice maiden: Volvo XC60 D4 Manual EE Lux Nav

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Can I...

switch the collision detection off?

I might just want to rear end the driver that cut me up in protest at their behaviour!

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Game over? Sony FINALLY offers compensation to MEELLIONS of PSN hack victims

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Sony has refused to accept any responsibility for the attack

Fair enough Sony was not responsible for the attack, after all they didn't attack themselves did they? What they are responsible for is sloppy the security that allowed the attack to suceed.

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