* Posts by Oninoshiko

1752 posts • joined 6 Oct 2008

Super Cali's futuristic Tesla batt swap focus – even though car tech test is an expected bonus

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Re: What a headline...

I want to cast my vote for headline of the year too!

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Google Tax part 94: EU's H-dot wavers over copyright levy

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@ratfox

Yep, stick it to the little guy. How noble!

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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"we will not be making panicked or rush decisions."

You mean you're done doing that after making the worst possible changes you could?

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"And it would have required ZERO DESIGN SKILLS."

Which, coincidentally, is exactly what they have demonstrated here.

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Re: Crap Crap Crap Crap

total agreement. I thought someone had deleted the CSS.

Ditch all the random pictures in the middle of the article list

set the size and position of article headlines to be easily scanable with the eyes.

LOSE THE OBNOXIOUS POPUP MENU

No story should take up half the screen, I don't care how good/bad your cromebook printing was

Honestly, we could probably do without the righthand menu.

for the love of all that is holy, make it scale dynamically to width.

Would like the contrast between clicked and non-clicked articles to be back to normal.

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

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Re: Much capitulation, such disappointment

Look at the bright side, we now know if we don't like a film we just need to make threats against theaters to shut it down.

In unrelated news they are doing another bad Star Wars film.

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Pitch Black: New BlackBerry Classic is aimed at the old-school

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Re: Tell me...

Except for the last one, those where covered by the article. You did read the article before commenting, right?

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EU VAT law could kill THOUSANDS of online businesses

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Re: SIx years, and they foud it is an issue only now?

Yes, it was clearly on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'." Can't imagine how they missed it.

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Google bakes W3C malware-buster into Gmail

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say what you will about google's other things

But I'm declaring this one "not evil"

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Sony hackers dump more hunks of stolen data, promise another 'Christmas gift'

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Re: Sticking it to the Man is one thing

"I suggest you read up on it, greed is one of the seven deadly sins and being sin is thus classed as evil. Your literary ignorance knows no bounds."

So is envy.

Personally, I like hubris. I think that's my favorite deadly sin.

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Google vows: Earth will VANISH in 2015

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Re: Rather evil, if you ask me

You're acting like that lack of safety is "news" or something.

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QEMU, FFMPEG guru unleashes JPEG-slaying graphics compressor

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Re: It's probably not what the web needs urgently...

works fine on crome for me.

38.0.2125.111 m

I am a little out of date though

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Tor takes off the gloves after sustained staffer harassment

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"Actually it makes sense. How many people do you know who'd willing act like your typical troll if they didn't have anonymity? The tactic works. Case in point: google Curtis Woodhouse Twitter Troll."

Except that it undermines everything TOR is about. They might as well close up shop and go home.

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Ford dumps Windows for QNX in new in-car entertainment unit

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Re: I'd buy a Sync-equipped Ford...

Why would you want that piece of trash when you can have QNX?

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This week it rained in San Francisco and the power immediately blew out. Your tech utopia

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Re: Hate sf

That's ok, a lot of people don't survive the killing fields of Chicago's summers either.

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Europe's top court mulls vandal's right to privacy after bloke catches thug on home CCTV

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Re: The Law Really Is An Ass

I've never understood a right to privacy in public. I mean, it's public. That's kinda the opposite of private.

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Spanish scraper scrapped: Google axes Google News

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Re: How silly

"Oh, I don't know. Maybe they could listen to the radio or watch TV or buy a fucking newspaper.

How do you think?"

Why would I do that? It's 2014, almost 2015, I can have a collection of à la carte news at my disposal for free, covering multiple perspectives on an event.

You can wade through a two-hand tall stack of periodicals every day if you like. I'm happy having google do it and collate it for me. If some pissant publisher doesn't want google showing their headlines, that's fine, I'll just not read them.

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Microsoft says January Windows 10 build will excite sysadmins

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Re: Might want to tread carefully there, Microsoft

The difference is they actually asked people what they want, and appeared to have listened this time around.if no major changes happen, 10 looks pretty good at this point.

(I have a machine running the preview)

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Boffins weigh in to perfect kilogram quest with LEGO kit

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Re: One percent accuracy

It's not about value, it's about cool.

A Lego watt balance is vary cool.

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Confused about 5G? So are we, say carriers

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5G is great and all, but

can I get 4G, please?

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Yes, Obama has got some things wrong on the internet. But so has the GOP

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Title 2

I'm not convinced that the offending parts of Title II wouldn't apply. Once we say the internet is covered under Title 2, I would expect all aspects of Title II to come into force, not just the ones that make us feel warm and fuzzy.

I've yet to see a compelling legal argument that says why all of Title II wouldn't apply without gutting and rewriting it. You may think it's nonsensical, but a nonsensical law is still law and courts will try to enforce them as best they can (rather then trying to just "unwrite" something that's been on the books that long).

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'We're having panic attacks' ... Sony staff and families now threatened in emails

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Re: Whoever wrote that sure sounds like...

agreed, these are definitely criminals. for crimes against the English language!

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Boffins unearth the ultimate antique art - 500,000 years old

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Re: A cynic

If you're not a "Homo type thing" what, praytell are you?

Homo Sapiens want to know!

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Another lick of Lollipop: Google updates latest Android to 5.0.1

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I'm suspecting you're a fanboy trying to discredit legitimate issues.

My email is now FUBAR. 2/3s of the time I get a never-ending bar and a message telling me it's retrieving my messages, along with a complete inability to see my calendar.

My Battery life has been halved. I'm afraid to spend even a day anywhere that I don't have a charger. I have no idea what I'm going to do when I go to my sister's for Christmas. I'm really hoping it's fixed soon.

This all worked just fine on Kitkat.

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Speaking in Tech: Android 5.0 Lollipop is a TRAIN WRECK

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Merging Mail and Gmail.

I could deal with it if it actually %@#$ing worked. 2/3s of the time it just gives me a blank screeen with a bar "retrieving your messages" and makes my calender show nothing.

Unless you're using gmail, the gmail.app is crap.

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DEAD STEVE JOBS accuses Real Networks of 'hacking' iPods

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I'm not sure "do they still exist?" is exactly the best defense in an anti-trust case...

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Fort Lauderdale websites DDoSed after Anonymous threats over feeding ban

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Re: Don't do as I do!

I looked up the political leanings of the Ft. Lauderdale commission. There is only 1 Republican on it, and that's the same guy (Roman Catholic) who tipped the balance in favor of a resolution in support of gay marriage.

You might want to reconsider some assumptions.

source: http://tinyurl.com/llnb8ku

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Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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Pretty sure those are already illegal... along with consensual acts from adults who look too much like children and non-consensual acts (maybe consensual too, I start to get confused at this point) of drawings (can a drawing consent?) which appear to be youngish-looking.

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MEPs want 'unbiased search', whatever that is – they're not sure either

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Re: "Unbiased" search results?

"In whose opinion is Google's opinion wrong, and why should we believe them?"

Think about that question a little more. When we ask Google a question (where can I sign up for an email account?) we want Google's opinion. If we didn't want Google's opinion we would ask Bing! So when we ask Google this question, would you expect them to say "gmail sucks"? Of course not, they think gmail is fantastic, and that's a legitimate opinion.

Some agree. some don't, but I would only be shocked if Gmail DIDN'T rank at #1.

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Kim Dotcom Dotcan remain on bail, despite Fed protests

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Re: What's the big deal?

Why would NZ shoot him down anyway?

Clearly the US would do it.

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Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!

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Re: Ecuadoran Embassy

"I reckon you could get crowd funding to start producing that...."

I'd chip in a couple quid.

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Bloke fighting Facebook in court says ad network claims its users lack 'legal capacity' to sue it

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Re: Who do you think you are?

You don't have to have been a facebook user to have had your information analyzed though.

I do not, nor have I ever used facebook. someone takes a picture which I am in, they tag my name in the picture. That image is not able to be cross-referenced with anything anyone has said about me in facebook's DBs. That's not even taken into account if they where to choose to sell it, where it can be cross-referenced with someone else's DBs.

You shouldn't have to actually be a FB user to get in on this.

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Snowden doc leak lists submarine'd cables tapped by spooks

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Re: Bullet

"Put a bullet in the little traitor."

You'll hear no complaint here, line the NSA against the wall!

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US taxmen won't say WHY they're probing Microsoft. So Redmond is suing the IRS

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Re: I don't know...

I feel the same way for the opposite reasons.

On the one hand, if you ever seen a BSA audit, turnabout is fair play.

On the other, it's the IRS.

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The Genome: Loose morals ... and even looser plotlines

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Why is the homosexual descriminated against?

Possibly because he's a Russian author and the Russians have laws about "homosexual propaganda."

(as much as I, or maybe even Sergei Lukyanenko may dislike such laws (I don't really know his sexual politics) dislike such laws, they exist (In fact, not having read the book, that is stands out may be considered a subtle commentary on this situation).

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It's 2014 and people are willing to blow $6.8m on things like Z.com

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Re: Marketing Vomit

the first one is much easier to type, although I think most just type whatever they're looking for into the bar at the top, let the browser forward it to google and let the chips fall where they may.

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Dragon Age, Inquisition: Our chief weapons are...

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Re: Veni, vidi, Origin

That kinda confirms my thought.

"Oh, that looks good, shame I have resolved not to give EA my custom"

Thanks for the comment (have a thumbs up), It helps my resolve.

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Windows Phone will snatch biz No 2 spot from Android – analyst

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Re: Chocolate company?

Google kinda supports this nickname... i mean all their OSes are named after candies.

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Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode

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"it stopped being justified anger after three days of constant bleating. Its a game, many people should just get over it, get a refund, get on with life."

I would agree, except they are denying refunds. FD is being scummy with this whole deal.

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Re: I want it

"Will the 'net connection be required to actually run the game even in Solo Mode though?"

Yes. A low bandwidth internet connection will now be required. Originally this was not supposed to be the case.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The MIGHTY Scotch egg

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Can you guys put together the

elReg bender cookbook for me?

I need to try all these.

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Looking GOOD, probot. Philae good, humans: 'Yes ... YES! The lander is sitting on the ground'

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I agree there should be no toll roads

on the information superhighway, so when is my ISP going to stop charging me?

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It’s PAYBACK time as HUMANS send a PROBE up ALIEN body

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In fairness to the foil-hatted conspiracy theorists...

we keep sending "whiney and warbly signals ... for no discernible reason!"

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Google Glass: Even the people who stand to MAKE MONEY from it hate the techno-specs

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Re: @Mark 85

Last I looked (just now) they are still stupid-priced. I haven't seen any serious marketing for them (honestly, until I looked I thought it was still invite-only). Combine with the fact that it makes the most anti-fashion statement ever (I mean really, it doesn't take a genius to make the boom cover the entire front so you don't look like a complete doofus), only a handful (okay, maybe it's some pretty large hands) would ever sell.

Without any kind of promise of a userbase, of course developers are going to not waste time on it. I know people think writing code is all about heart, but honestly, most developers still have families to feed.

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FCC: You, AT&T. Get over here and explain this 'no more gigabit fiber' threat

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Re: RE: EinsteinJr

Big bussness can't take your money. You can give it to them, but TAKING it is the purview of the tax-man.

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Cold? Cuddle these HOT GERMAN RACKS, yours for only 12,000 euro – we swear there's an IT angle

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I'm glad I wasn't alone in this thought

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Apple gearing up for Watch BONANZA

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iPad2 still works

Really? Mine's been getting vary crashy lately. I'm strongly considering replacing it with a nVidia Shield (or another device which supports gamestream).

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SCREW YOU, net neutrality hippies – AT&T halts gigabit fiber

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Re: Yeah, right

How many places can I actually get google fibre in? It's not "9 metro areas," it's 3. Those 9 may or may not happen for reasons Google may or may not be able to control. I stand by my statement that it's only available in 3.

But let's forget that right now, even IF we give them the nine, it's still COMPLETELY USELESS if you are not in one of those 9 cities.

Chicago: Nope

New York: Nada

Miami: None

Las Vegas: Zip

New Orleans: Ziltch

Those are all major metro areas, Google isn't even talking about any of them, let alone those who aren't in a metro area. Even if we assume that everyone Google is in talks with becomes a completed roll-out RIGHT NOW (and I think everyone can agree that's... unrealistically optimistic), it's still such a breathtakingly small percentage of the US that it's not really worth talking about.

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Re: Yeah, right

I stand corrected, 3 cities.

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Facebook's plain English data policy: WE'LL SELL YOU LIKE A PIG at a fair

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Re: And people..

Justifiably, the actual content from the ToS and what the "privacy basics" page says is completely different.

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