* Posts by Tommy Pock

296 posts • joined 10 Sep 2008

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Your mother has a smooth forehead, Klingon language lovers roar at Paramount

Tommy Pock

Re: Reality check

This is my favourite thing I've ever written

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Dear god, Trekkies are worse than Doctor Hueys or whatever they're called. Children's TV is really getting out of hand

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The EU wants you to log into YouTube using your state-issued ID card

Tommy Pock

You might have it forced on you, but how are websites going to prove I'm accessing from Europe?

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Dyson hair dryer

Tommy Pock

"Fights the seven signs of wet hair"

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A perfect marriage: YOU and Ubuntu 16.04

Tommy Pock

Thanks, I will. Stuck in my ways I suppose. It worked so I used it, and it continued to work so I continued to use it

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Re: Linux is good but boring as shit

I don't care about the OS, I don't sit there using the OS. I use sofware.

The more boring and unobtrusive the OS, the more mature, stable and useful it is.

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"To be removed: XChat"

Shouldn't I get to decide that?

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HTC 10: Is this the Droid you're looking for?

Tommy Pock

That downvote wasn't mine, I'm better than that. And you.

And an HTC M10.

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It's a disaster. It looks like a Galaxy S7 ripoff but isn't as good as a Huawei P9.

I'll pass.

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BlackBerry boss mulls mid-range Androids

Tommy Pock

I had a Lumia 1020 which I couldn't fault - except for its numerous faults (it went in for repair 7 times).

WinPhone is effectively dead in the water now - 8.1 had real promise. Someone at Microsoft needs shooting.

I bought a Blackberry Classic, which I can't fault. I really do love it - but Blackberry is effectively dead in the water now, etc

I don't want the fragmented, ad-filled mess of Android and I'm not mortgaging the grandmother simply to get this year's clone of last year's Apple.

So I'm stuffed.

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Tommy Pock

Brilliant. Because what Android needs is another mid-range phone.

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China's Great Firewall inventor forced to use VPN live on stage to dodge his own creation

Tommy Pock

You think we don't have internet censorship?

Look at Google (UK) autocompletes for

Labour is

Lib Dems are

UKIP are

The Greens are

And then

Tories are

Conservatives are

And this tells you exactly why Google paid about ten pence in owed taxes. Google is not your friend.

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Woman scales Ben Nevis wielding selfie stick instead of ice axe

Tommy Pock

So next time some macho experienced climbers with several hundred pounds of gear and six tents each manage to scale Ben Nevis, they can just remember that once it was scaled by a woman from Brighton wearing flip-flops.

Kinda takes the edge off

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Facebook throws BlackBerry an HTML bone

Tommy Pock

Re: @tommy pock

I was joking. Touchy bunch around here

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Tommy Pock

Re: Hub Integration

I use Face10 for the hub notifications, and the m.facebook homescreen link to actually use the thing

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Tommy Pock

Re: Oh Dear!

You know, it's called Facebook. As an IT professional I'm sure you're able to convey your dislike for something without resorting to churlish and juvenile dysphemisms.

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Go nuts, brother: Ubuntu 16.04 beta – no more auto data-spaffing

Tommy Pock

Re: close window button

Oh, and you can move the menus to individual frames instead of the menu bar as well.

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Tommy Pock

Re: close window button

You can put the window control buttons wherever you like, in any order you like

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Tommy Pock

Re: Big warning 14.04LTS to 16.04LTS upgrade

I will, eventually. My laptop* started out on 8.04 Hardy Heron and it's been upgraded to every LTS since.

Nothing serious has broken yet. It's interesting to see how many upgrade cycles the OS can go through without any catastrophic occurrences.

I do stay away from interim releases and betas though.

(*I moved the HD to a new laptop during 14.04, try that with Windows)

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Here's a great idea: Let's make a gun that looks like a mobile phone

Tommy Pock

RING RING

"He.. *BANG*

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How one developer just broke Node, Babel and thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript

Tommy Pock

This whole debacle mirrors Gamergate

I didn't have a bloody clue what was going on then, either.

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What to call a £200m 15,000-tonne polar vessel – how about Boaty McBoatface?

Tommy Pock

Re: An ex-Beeb man, too

Not only is Boaty McBoatface the most British of suggestions, the apology for suggesting it couldn't have been more English

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Facebook, WhatsApp farewell BlackBerry

Tommy Pock

The Android FB app doesn't work on Blackberry

You have to find a legacy apk for some lost and forgotten version which will work on BB10. The Google Play version won't login.

Face10 works but it isn't free. (Native Blackberry app but uses the Android API)

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Judge orders Universal Credit internal reviews must be disclosed

Tommy Pock

Makes no difference. The courts ordered the government to release the results of an impact assessment on the Health and Social Care bill in 2012.

The government just ignored them.

There are 650 MPs. There are also 400,000 lampposts in London; more than enough.

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Solus: A welcome ground-up break from the Linux herd

Tommy Pock

Re: Flat is bad

Bob, if every word you use is important, you don't need to emphasise any.

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Alice, Bob and Verity, too. Yeah, everybody's got a story, pal

Tommy Pock

Re: Gotta-getta-double-seat

I'm only in the comments to see if anyone clocked the Ben Elton reference before I posted it.

Bugger.

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Baby Ubuntus toddle forth into the big scary world of beta

Tommy Pock

Re: Give Unity a try!

Put your menus back on the windows then.

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What took you so long, Twitter? Micro blogging site takes on the trolls

Tommy Pock

Trolling isn't abuse, trolling is funny. Abuse isn't funny.

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Debian Linux founder Ian Murdock dead at 42

Tommy Pock

Re: very sad...:-(

You can step away from the keyboard now, Mr Trump counterstrike

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BlackBerry Priv: After two weeks on test, looks like this is a keeper

Tommy Pock

I had a Pre3, and fell in love with that thing. I've hated every single touch screen phone I've had since; although the Lumia 1020 was the least worse.

But, the 7th time that went in for repair, Vodafone replaced it - against my will - with a godawful Sony M4 Aqua. I hated that phone. I hated that phone more than any piece of tech I've ever used. So I sold it at CEX for £93 and put the money towards a Blackberry Classic. It really feels like I'm at home again. I have no Google services at all, I have all the apps I need (basically a browser and sat nav) and even the laughable camera isn't as catastrophically bad as the M4's.

I've got a lot of time for Blackberry. Let's hope the Priv can get a lot of people to fall back in love with them again, so they can fuck Android off. BB10 blows it out of the water. Using Android is too high a price for me just to have a keyboard

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BlackBerry opens its Priv kimono just a little wider

Tommy Pock

Re: Remember the Venue Pro?

I still have one of these. With a 64GB micro SD it's my main MP3 player but would be my main everything if it wasn't so slow. There is a market for both physical keyboards and small smartphones if anyone's listening...

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NOxious VW emissions scandal: Car maker warned of cheatware YEARS AGO – reports

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It's 2015 and a text file can hack your Apple Watch. IS THIS THE FUTURE YOU WANTED?

Tommy Pock

I need to update the software on my wristwatch but my wife's charging her cigarette.

The future is rubbish.

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'To read this page, please turn off your ad blocker...'

Tommy Pock

Good grief.

So going to make a cup of tea during the adverts is theft, is it?

Dealing with a site with drastic anti-adblock measures is as simple as deleting a bookmark.

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'Major' outage at Plusnet borks Brits' browsing, irate folk finger DNS

Tommy Pock

Re: Earned me a free sandwich

Is there a downvote bot or something?

Anyway, which sandwich shop? I know what that lady's keyboard issue is and I'm very hungry

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Tommy Pock

It's not funny.

When I got home from a night shift I was unable to play Elite Dangerous.

Have you ever arrived home from a night shift and not been able to play Elite Dangerous?

Please don't joke about this.

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Wileyfox Swift: Brit startup budget 'droid is the mutt's nuts

Tommy Pock

Re: Dammit

Blacklist

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US to stage F-35-versus-Warthog bake-off in 2018

Tommy Pock

Anybody who flew an A-10 Warthog on the Dreamcast's Deadly Skies will know it's the best non-British aeroplane in the world

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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua 4G: The Android smartie that can take its drink

Tommy Pock

Avoid the M4

I can't update iPlayer due to the OS taking up 5GB of the phone's 8GB total. Sony have put 2GB of unremoveable crap on it as well. The M4 cannot be rooted.

The phone is crippled to a state of uselessness the moment you take it out of the box.

The shiny transparent plastic back can be scratched by placing it on a hard surface. A case is essential.

The camera is catastrophically bad.

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How much info did hackers steal on US spies? Try all of it

Tommy Pock

Spies got spied.

It couldn't have happened to a nicer country.

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Phablet for the biz fleet with easy typing: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Tommy Pock

Camera protrudes gracefully from the back

That sounds marvellous. The camera on the back of my Lumia 1020 protrudes from the back with aching vulgarity

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What's that THUD sound? It's your Lumia's best feature after unflashing Windows 10

Tommy Pock

Ignore the title of my previous comment. No idea how that got there; I'll turn my phone off and on again.

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Tommy Pock

I know reality TV

Windows 10 is going nowhere near my 1020. Oh no. Uh-uh.

Until I get bored on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

Tommy Pock

I know reality TV

So that'll be two blondes, two brunettes, a token Asian man, two body builders, two extremely camp, shrieking men, an ageing American model and a blind Scotsman with one arm.

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Cuddly robots, whipsmart laughs and plenty of heart in Big Hero 6

Tommy Pock

Pixar

Don't you dare call Up a Disney film. Disney make shoddy plastic toys and talking electronic Disney Princess cash registers. Up is, was, and always will be, a Pixar film.

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Living with a Renault Twizy: Pah! Bring out the HOVERCRAFT

Tommy Pock

Why would you get one of these

and not a Carver One?

If you say 'price' then you are not this toy's target market

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Planning to upgrade your Lumia to Windows 10? NOT SO FAST

Tommy Pock

Nope.

And the chances of the apps I have on Windows Phone 8.1 working on Windows 10 are...?

Keeping WP 8.1 on my 1020. I'm not stupid.

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Sly peers attempt to thrust hated Snoopers' Charter into counter-terror and security bill

Tommy Pock

Can you see Lagarde or Lord Rothschild going through customs checks before getting on a private jet?

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This is what the extra surveillance is for. And you thought it was for terrorism. link

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