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1561 posts • joined 6 Oct 2008

ICO: It's up to Google the 'POLLUTER' to tidy up 'right to be forgotten' search links

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Re: The polluter pays...

I think the analogy would be that once the stream has been cleaned up, you would be responsible for updating the index (which is most people's primary decision making tool for choosing a picnic spot) so that the stream is no longer filed under "smells pooey"

Yes, but the stream isn't getting cleaned up. That's the problem. Google keeps checking, and keeps finding the same thing. So the solution being thrown about is: rather then actually cleaning the pollution (that's too hard, it seems the entire community is dumping raw sewage in the stream), blame the people who make an index of polluted places.

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iOS slurpware brouhaha: It's for diagnostics, honest, says Apple

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Re: "Dead people are rising but Authorities say there is no cause for alarm."

Umm... by definition Google aren't a 3rd party. While they will use the information you give them for one thing, for something else too, that doesn't make them a 3rd party.

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Attack of the clones: Oracle's latest Red Hat Linux lookalike arrives

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Re: Whenever you hear Oracle whine about Android

They can, but they would have to change how they deliver the binaries, such that the source is always delivered with them.

Even then Oracle could just buy a copy of the binaries.

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Hey Intel – that new Pro 2500 SSD looks awfully familiar

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I hearby revoke your techie creds

The power alone is a significant difference on a laptop.

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Captain Kirk sets phaser to SLAUGHTER after trying new Facebook app

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Re: Captains Log

He is an expert on being a celebrity though, and considering this is an app for celebrities he has more then enough authority to weigh in on if it is really useful for them.

I on the other hand, not being a celebrity, am truly not qualified to review it.

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Students hack Tesla Model S, make all its doors pop open IN MOTION

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Re: It's more than that

OTOH, if your objective is less homicidal and you just want to steal everything in the car this hack works nicely.

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Re: It's more than that

That's a bloody shame. The app works with the car, it's a valid attack vector.

That's like saying you didn't hack a linux box because you "just" broke SSHd.

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PROOF the Apple iPhone 6 rumor mill hype-gasm has reached its logical conclusion

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I want to register my condemnation

for all of the companies that preemptively copied apple's brilliant and insightful new technology of "visual notifications"

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There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES

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Re: We have all the TV we need

well, for the BBC they would actually need to still have it around.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiping#BBC

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US Supremes just blew Aereo out of the water

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Re: But what if I choose to..

That's not what aereo did, aereo set up a seperate tv and streamed each one for each person watching.

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Oculus seeks partners in drive to get a billion people into virtual reality

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Re: The same occulus ... and not the same and an Oculus Rift Creating CULTuring Machine World Order

You must be new here. You'll find all amfm posts like that.

There was a drought amfm posts for while, it's good to see them again. It's like when you stop seeing the nutter with the board reading "the end is nigh" for a week, you just start to worry.

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Re: The same occulus

No, it would not be that one.

This would be the one that sold themselves to Facebook. It must have been a different one you are thinking of.

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Got a botnet? Thinking of using it to mine Bitcoin? Don't bother

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Re: Maybe we should encourage them...

"To try the mining operation, so they can LOSE $$$ in the process and give up on the idea after all.

The herders will price themselves out of business. Novel concept. When do they start."

I think you are confused. Botnet operators cannot lose money on any of this, mostly because they do not have costs. They may make less money, but that, unfortunately, is not the same as losing money.

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Mozilla to cram a full web-dev IDE inside Firefox browser

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Re: Circle of time

Yes they did come from netscape.

They went to Firefox because netscape communicator had become a bloated pile of excrement. Now they are doing the same thing netscape did to communicator to FF, and everyone is just accepting google's spying and moving to crome.

Good job Mozilla.

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VMware seeks patent for IM chats between servers and sysadmins

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Novel

I think (what they are claiming) makes this novel, is the user can IM back commands...

That sets off my every "OMGSecurity" bone in my body, but that's the idea.

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Bored yet? Now there's ANOTHER OpenSSL fork – it's from Google

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The problem is, the management of the OpenSSL project have been accused of not properly releasing information for risk assessment to affected parties. This creates a situation where meaningful collaboration cannot continue.

Combine with the facts that both projects remove element that OpenSSL maintains (API compatibility for BoringSSL, and OS support and FIPS140-2 support for LibreSSL). Overall I think these will be likely be more secure due to decreases in complexity that are things the OpenSSL project will not accept.

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20 years on: eWorld, Apple's spectacular online 'portal' failure

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"We Apple-ites have our own version of history."

never a truer word was committed to media.

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Want a cheap iMac? TOO BAD. But you can have a slow one for $1,099

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Re: You're right for the wrong reasons...

Are you seriously comparing an ARM dual core to an Intel Dual core?

He did go on to compare it to a dell (alienware) at the same price-point, which got you twice the CPU, and better GPU for the same price... plus it has a battery.

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Irish court peels off gloves, hands Facebook PROBE request to ECJ

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Re: Looking promising

Not to mention a totally awesome name. He sounds like a James Bond villain... I wish I had a name like that!

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US Supremes UPHOLD troll-busting Alice v CLS Bank decision

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Joke

I haven't heard anything so great from the supremes

since You Can't Hurry Love!

I'll be here all week.

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Hate phone games that make you buy in-app gumble? Congrats, you're a niche player

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Re: Expansion Packs

Even expansion packs (lets call them DLC, as seems to be the custom) fit into an "it depends" category. If the game you paid for was incomplete, then it's scummy, If it's an additional story after the first completes, it's all good. We've actually had these types of expansions for quite some time as I remember seeing the same thing with the Wing Commander mission packs.

The problem is, there is always some debate over which is which.

(purely cosmetic items are good too)

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Microsoft eggheads publish JavaScript crypto code for devs

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In fairness, some of the best code I've ever written I did while drunk.

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DANGER MOUSE is back ... and he isn't half a GLASSHOLE

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Joke

"Why get rid of the eye patch ?

Is having a partially blind hero a bad thing ?

or did the marketing dept speak to a focus group or something"

You see, in the land of the blind, the one eye'd anthropomorphic mouse is king, and Mr Magoo was feeling intimidated.

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People will happily run malware if paid ONE CENT – new study

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Re: Double-edged sword this is

In fairness to PT Barnum, there where a few less humans making babies when he said that.

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Supermodel Lily Cole: 'I got a little bit upset by that Register article'

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Re: I got a little bit upset by that Register article

Oh poor her... I'll take all the sniping elReg can toss as me with a laugh to scam the public dole like this.

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Déjà spew: US would accept higher bills for less CO2 by two-to-one

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Re: Bad poll?

It's quite logical. Even if the entire CO2 output of the US where stopped tomorrow, do you really think that would stop global warming? There is a problem with your logic the size of China... namely China. At the rate they are building (the dirtiest design they can come up with) coal fired power-plants, it will offset anything the Americans do anyway.

Of course, it's not JUST China, there are a number of nations which where not well developed enough to consider part of the Kyoto Accords, but even if we ignore everthing behind that curtain, we can't build hydro (save the sea(river?)kittens!), we can't build nuclear (OMG! it's gonna melt down!), solar and wind have an inability to provide load constantly. The reality is, this path isn't changing. So, no, I'm not interested in taking a rate hike to STILL have the entire world go to hell around me.

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Re: Bad poll?

It's not just that the poll is bad, the vary IDEA of a poll is bad. It's easy to say you will do what you think is accepted as the "right thing," it's quite another to look at two different bills, pickup the one that's 10% higher and say "I want this one."

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Car titans WON'T STEAL our tech, says Musk: DAMNIT, I'll GIVE IT to 'em

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Re: This is nice but

"Isn't patent law made in such a manner, that if you do not uphold your patent you forfeit it (or am I thinking of TM?)"

You are thinking of TMs. TMs can be lost for not using them, not defending them, or no longer being distinctive to the brand (becoming generic).

Patents can only be lost by overturning them in court (which in theory should never happen, sadly though...) or expiring.

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EU probe into Apple's taxes: It's NOT to do with double-Dutch-Irish anything sandwiches

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Re: It is not that <insert company> is not paying enough tax

TLDNR: Damn you Apple for following the law I don't agree with!

There are two solutions, one simple and one complex to this problem.

Simple: scrap corporate income tax all together, rely on sales tax (they are passing it on to you anyway)

Complex: get every nation in the world to give up a big chunk of their sovereignty and establish a world-wide corporate tax law. (yeah, right)

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Move over, John Pilger, let us IT scandal-mongerers stick it to you

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Can I get some clarification here?

Are the mouth-foaming, hairy-palmed right-wingers inept losers or brilliant masters of PR?

I've always had problems telling the difference when identifying caricatured villains.

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Greenpeace rejoices after getting huge renewable powerplant CANCELLED

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Re: Oh Lewis!

You could also point out the part he missed...

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Re: And who will not be happy

if someone has to look up "fascist," I'm guessing they would also have to look up "dictatorial"

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FCC boss threatens to BRING WRATH DOWN on states that limit broadband competition

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Re: sounds good, or is it?

Most of the time, municipal roll-outs go quite well, from what I've seen. I'm sure there is some cronyism that happens, but mostly they start because the people on the board are pissed they can't get on. So the first time the mayor's cousin screws up access, he's gone.

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Re: Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman and chief cable industry lobbyist

Even if that weren't the case (and I fully believe you are correct), a duopoly is not what I consider a healthy competition.

The reality is, broadband service is a natural monopoly, you can't just have everyone ripping of the roads every week installing fiber. The best solution is to have the municipalities install and maintain a fiber network, then let whoever wants to sell service over it do so (for a nominal fee, to offset the maintenance).

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Women are too expensive to draw and code – Ubisoft

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I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou.

"No-one ever wanted a female mario or female sonic."

A VARY brief search of the internet proves this completely wrong. Just google "female mario" or "female sonic" with safe-search off. Go on, I dare you.

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Women found just TWO out of every HUNDRED US tech startups

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You are assuming that our industry has an equal gender interest. There are woman interested in technology, and there are men interested in fashion. Neither is within the (good or bad, your call) stereotype.

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FIGHT! Intel disputes ARM's claims of Android superiority

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Re: that fps test is worthless

Yes, but if the game runs fast enough, WHO THE HELL CARES?

Too many benchmarks miss the entire question that's interesting: "Does it do what I want?" For a moblie device that means "does it hit the locked framerate, and which one has the longest battery life while doing that."

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Microsoft's 'CEO of no' on Xbox: NO SALE

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I came to point this out too, because it would really be news to Apple!

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Come with me if you want a lid: Apple bags Terminator-esque LiquidMetal mobe patent

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redundent

Most of the things from Austin Powers movies already sound like something from a adult shop... some of them ARE things from adult shops.

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Microsoft Cortana EULA contains the Greatest Disclaimer of ALL TIME

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Happy

How I learned to stop worrying and love software licenses.

Yep, other licenses that do the same thing: GPL, BSD, CDDL, MIT

Honestly, it's not even worth complaining about.

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Autodesk CEO: '3D printing has been way overhyped'

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He's right and wrong

It's definitely over-hyped. The vast majority of people won't get and aren't interested in it (at least beyond the "oh, that's cool." stage)

But for those who are somewhat creative or engineering types; for those who have (and use) a well stocked shop, it is a vary useful tool. With them getting down to 200 USD* for a monophotolithography printer (http://www.peachyprinter.com/). It's in the realm of a tool I'd buy just to use it a few times. Stereophotolithography is still outside that range, I think, but would even be better. I think it's like VR/AR in a lot of ways... part of the excitement is the rapid drop in price.

*photosensitive resins do cost more then plastic for extrusion machines, but also tends to be much better resolution, and handles over-hangs better.

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Google Fiber says it's happy to let Netflix onto its 'fast lane' for free

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there are neutral peering exchanges in N Amercia. the problem is, you have to have both parties willing to run a haul to it, and actually peer. Generally speaking, Comcast doesn't want to run fiber to 350E Cermak, even if it would lower the cost of transit, because doing so would mean a major upgrade to their networks and they would have to throttle netflix in order to keep their service crappy (right now, by just not updating and buying bandwidth from cogent they get that while having a credible counter-argument even IF net-neutrality passes).

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Apple vows to squash iMessage SMS-KILLER

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Re: The wonders a lawsuit does

And everyone wonders why Americans sue, it gets things done.

(although it's sad that some companies are so anti-consumer-friendly they it takes those types of measures)

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You know all those resources we're about to run out of? No, we aren't

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@Chemist

I would suggest you google sarcasm.

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Malware-as-a-service picks Android apart

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Re: All those steps required?

In my sample of 1 Android phone, there is 0% piracy. I'm not stupid enough to use a sample of one and claim it as representative of the entire Android world, you would do well to apply similar logic.

If we take our phones together, we'll have 50% of phones are rooted, and still 0% of phones have pirated software!

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Re: @phil dude (as: No MaaS)

Pick a platform that hasn't had plenty. The most solid is probably Blackberry's QNX-platform, but we haven't seen that in phones for long (or many phones, for that matter), just cars.

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IANA starts handing out recovered IPv4 addresses

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Re: Sitting on the 9.0.0.0/8 here

A large number of the companies with /8s CAN'T be force-revoked, because noone has the authority to do it. Many of those allocations predate IANA's existence, so they lack they authority to do anything about it. Well, they can refuse new ranges to such orgs, but orgs with /8s generally have plenty, and don't care.

It would have to be a voluntary return. Let's just get off our collective asses and move to v6.

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California gives green light to test self-driving cars on public roads

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Good

Hopefully this means we can start getting autonomous vehicles soon. It's the only upcoming feature that makes me really want to replace my current car.

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Microsoft walks into a bar. China screams: 'Eww is that Windows 8? GET OUT OF HERE'

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Re: I installed Windows 8.1 on a Mac Mini under UEFI mode.

I'm still trying to figure out why anyone would buy one of the overpriced, under-powered POSes to begin with.

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Space hackers prepare to reactivate antiquated spacecraft

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Re: Very nice

Noone from the even the right of Attila the Hun is going to complain about private funds going toward this.

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