* Posts by Tommy Pock

269 posts • joined 10 Sep 2008

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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...'

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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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Acer Chromebook 13: The best Googletop on the market?

Tommy Pock

Re: It's just not worth it

Oh yeah, it has a much bigger screen. Silly me for forgetting how irritating bigger screens are. At least I have no trouble lifting 2.4 kilo, I'm still quite young

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Tommy Pock

It's just not worth it

I just bought Acer's own Aspire E51 - 8GB RAM, 1TB HD, three USB 3.0 ports, DVD-RW and 7 hour battery life for £289. Only twenty quid more than their top-spec Chromebook. That's a mighty drop in spec just for posing value in Costa.

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Cheap Android phones? Bah! How about a $29 mobe from Microsoft?

Tommy Pock

India's the target market

But India wants Java on its featurephones. This doesn't support Java apps. Useless.

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QWERTY-tastic BlackBerry Classic actually a classic

Tommy Pock

Re: Square the circle

How about a normal hardware keyboard-ed phone, with a slide-out screen for when you want to watch pr0n?

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Finally kicked that Minecraft habit? Story time!

Tommy Pock

This is from the same people who thought Windows RT was a good idea.

They'll probably introduce jumping for coins next.

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Pirate Bay admins 'couldn't care less' about police raid

Tommy Pock

Someone else will gladly step up to the plate.

We step up to the crease. While we're discussing semantics in language, please remember that we play cricket, not rounders.

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Ten Linux freeware apps to feed your penguin

Tommy Pock

ClamTK

It’s also important to take pity on those who use more vulnerable systems

No it isn't.

Particularly if you share files with them on a regular basis, for the risk of inadvertently becoming a carrier is high.

No it isn't.

The risk of me or any other Linux user reading this inadvertently adding an .exe attachment to an outgoing email is nil.

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Britain’s snooping powers are 'too weak', says NCA chief

Tommy Pock

"Britain's buses don't have enough rocket engines or machine guns attached to the front" says bus driver.

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Nokia Lumia 735: Ignore the selfie hype, it's a grown-up phone

Tommy Pock

Re: I have seen some brain-dead comments in my time but this takes the biscuit.

Obviously kidding.

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Tommy Pock

Re: Is the MTP file transfer fixed?

I need Linux for everything. I'm not going to install an OS I need to constantly babysit just to put MP3s on my phone.

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Tommy Pock

Is the MTP file transfer fixed?

With the 800 and my 1020 both are seen by Linux, both allow transfer of data onto the device, but the data isn't seen by the phone. The only way to get data from my laptop to my Lumia(s) so they can see it is by using Feem, a WP type of Airdroid app. Slow and useless for very large files.

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EFF: Cops' spyware for parents is insecure – and a fat waste of money

Tommy Pock

New In This Version

Store the keystrokes of every user on a PC, save them unencrypted locally, and also have them sent as plain text to a third party server God knows where.

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So long Lotus 1-2-3: IBM ceases support after over 30 years of code

Tommy Pock

I used that a lot on my HP 200LX. Worked brilliantly with 1MB RAM.

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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

Tommy Pock

Autocarrot is the bane of my fucking life

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They're aren't enough iPhone 6 articles.

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Man, its smartphones are SQUARE. But will BlackBerry make a comeback with them?

Tommy Pock

One doesn't wear tight jeans to board meetings. When the CEO sees my Passport next to my glass of mineral water he's going to KNOW I haven't wasted half of the morning trying to beat my current high score of 108 on Flappy Bird. He'd also be wrong.

It's a win-win.

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Oz biz regulator discovers shared servers in EPIC FACEPALM

Tommy Pock

Get used to it. It's the future.

The reason jobs like this are given to people who are so incompetent, is because people who are competent have no interest in doing jobs like this.

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Microsoft and HTC are M8s again: New One mobe sports WinPhone

Tommy Pock

I want one of these so badly I just did a sex wee.

And that's that.

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Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them

Tommy Pock

Oops.

oops.

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Google kills its successful social network. Yes, we mean Orkut

Tommy Pock

Re: Just went to check on mine

For heaven's sake man, at least post a clickable link

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'Heartbleed-based BYOD hack' pwns insurance giant Aviva's iPhones

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Oh autocarrot, how I hate you.

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We're they insured?

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Samsung peddles tyred Smart Bike concept

Tommy Pock

Sigh.

Another solution in search of a problem.

It's 2015 next year; we demand our hoverboards.

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Swiftkey: We just want to be free - Apple didn't bump us

Tommy Pock

Re: Not entirely free

I'm not bothered about that - everyone has a dummy gmail account they use for signing to websites, don't they?

-Tommy (not my real name)

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'CAPTAIN CYBORG': The wild-eyed prof behind 'machines have become human' claims

Tommy Pock

AI

Back in 1987 or so there was a public domain program for the CBM Amiga which would attempt to learn whichever language you used to talk with it. It was a completely blank slate, and every single word association/pattern repetition and grammar rule was learnt from the user's input.

It was an interesting exercise, albeit a simple one. The main thing I learnt, though, was that the machine AI and I both shared an appreciation for Kylie Minogue

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New software nasty encrypts Android PHONE files and demands a ransom

Tommy Pock

I've seen this argument before. Some complete bastards walk the streets, but we won't be banning streets

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