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Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch

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@leexgx

That was as clear as mud--possibly a function of your being so parsimonious with punctuation.

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'Dancing Jesus' file-sharer found guilty

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Re: What is this, punch the monkey?

I don't mind el Reg engaging in some animated hijinx with Jesus (or rejecting the original version of this post), but does that animation have to be so g*-awfully irritating? Try subtle, for C*'s sake!

image.animation_mode, once.

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Slabba-dabba-GOLD! Apple kicks off presales of fingerprint-loving iPads

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The Mini

with cellular is one very-large-screened phone.

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Bad news, fandroids: He who controls the IPC tool, controls the DROID

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Re: How many

>The whole point of most malware is that you don't realise it's there.

Shock! Stop the presses!

Oh, wait! An-what? Okay, then.

Nothing to see here. Move along folks. Move along.

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Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!

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Get the butter

Popcorn. Major popcorn!

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Vanmoof Electrified Bike: Crouching cyclist, hidden power

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Re: Splutter!

You pay money for bicycles!?

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Nadella's Karmagate howler was response to MICROSOFT BOARD DIRECTOR – report

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>He is the first man to headline the annual event, which celebrates women's achievement in computing.

Not sure he'll be the last, but reasonably sure he'll be the last for a while, anyway. Unless, they make it into an annual barbecue.

p.s. "Nadz" or "Nutella"? Tough choice, tough choice.

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Rebellion sees Chromium reverse plans to dump EXT filesystem

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Walled garden? Whic... what walled garden?

It might help to think of it as a corral.

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Crims zapped mobes, slabs we collared for evidence, wail cops

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Re: Have they not heard of Faraday bags?

Out, yes, but in an adult-sized Faraday cage, no?

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'Bill Gates swallowing bike on a beach' is ideal password say boffins

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Re: Cabbage soup anyone?

One upvote for that. Worth more than one, though, given that I had to log in...

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Windows 10's 'built-in keylogger'? Ha ha, says Microsoft – no, it just monitors your typing

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Re: Microsoft simply cannot afford this to happen

>Windows 10 won't be ready until Clinton has finished her second term in office

Hillary, Chelsea, or Charlotte?

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Re: if I were

>If I were a hacker I'd be working out how to take advantage...

There's a fine line between smart'n'lazy and smart'n'evil.

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Apple tries to kill iWorm: Zombie botnet feasting on Mac brains

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Re: Will you make up your mind.

@Mike Bell

"You thought Apple products never get viruses? You'd be right,

There are no Mac viruses. Period.

What there are, are trojans which can get installed by careless or reckless users."

Picky, picky, picky!

(Where's the tongue-in-cheek icon, dammit?)

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Hiss-hiss! GIGANTIC SOLAR FILAMENT snakes around Sun

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Re: Erm...

5 thumbs down, eh? Tsk, tsk! Apparently it's necessary to include the joke icon every time.

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Erm...

What's the point of this yarn?

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SPECIAL iPHONE TROUSERS will ease Apple into the fashion world

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Re: Incompatability

>What about the small of the back?

Agree. I can't understand why 'the office' hasn't been claimed as yet for use in toting around slab-like things of various sizes.

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Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really

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FAIL

Someone apparently has slipped more than a bit of random into the water table in Redmond.

This will end in tears, I think, but Microsoft will long be able to afford--unfortunately--to pay people to be up'n'smiley about whatever-the-fuck they're doing with Windows any given day of the week.

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TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'

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Re: Norwich has an apple store?

Oh, Captain, don't be such a natsi! I'm sure yore not perfect. Everyone has there good daze and there bad daze.

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@conel

and the kids were told, in response to a specific question on the subject, that the phones couldn't be bent... So

either:

the kids were merely gaming the assertion of the sales clerk in response to that question.

or:

the kids were actively misinterpreting the interdiction of bending the phones issued by the sales clerk wise to the threat posed by the kids.

HTH/FTFY

Anyway: As ye reap, so shall ye sow

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Regina Eggbert gives her signature rundown of the week's tech news

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Eggspurtly done

Almost.

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A Norsified Linux for Windows and OS X wobblers

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Re: Bottom Dock/Panel

"Plank"!? WTF? Looks supiciously famil... Oh! Don't mention OS X. Or the war.

>In OS X you can have the dock left or right mounted too

In OS X, you can have the dock left-, right-, or even top-mounted, too.

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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

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>most people (males at least) carry their phone in their pockets. Seems like a rather serious design fault to me.

Recall the males? I've seen a fair few females whose back pockets have the tell-tall bulge of a phone, though.

What I don't get, at all, is why you'd put a complex object/tool for which you've just paid real money into a pocket of your pants, or into the bottom of your [m|p]urse, to grind along with whatever else ends up in there. Akin to putting a camera, loose, into a purse, backpack, or pannier. Makes no sense; retrieving a phone from a pocket is fiddly (front dress pants pockets aside) to boot. There's a huge market for dedicated cases. And shirts still come with pockets, du-uhn't they?

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EU dangles $6bn threat over Google in endless search abuse probe

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>Go back to displaying 15 blue links and ads and nothing else. Otherwise, they are unfairly displaying their products in a nicer way than those of competitors, which are only displayed as typical search results.

Not to argue against Something Being Done, but how do you police such a solution (and who does it) without requiring that Google reveal trade secrets?

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Le whoops! Microsoft France boss blows lid off 'Windows 9' event

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@ElReg

>It works for Apple because there's a rabid fan base out there that wants the earliest access to the sexy products.

It works for Apple because there's a very large pack of journalists out there, and each one of them needs to collect a paycheck in order to eat.

FTFY

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Apple iPhone 6: Looking good, slim. AW... your battery died

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Re: How much?

>a decent smartphone that does all yours does, love, for less than half the price

"Same, same... but different!"

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I sold 10 MILLION iPhone 6es at the weekend, says Tim Cook. What did you do?

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Re: 10 million!

No one is surprised, so what's your point?

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It's a phone grown up!

TFTFY

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Home Depot ignored staff warnings of security fail laundry list

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Re: Get a proofreader.

"We sell eyeballs"?

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iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? No. It is the Most Exquisite THING. EVER

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Re: Hmmm.....

Something about the wavelengths of the language gives me pause; Mr. AO is the usual suspect, I agree, but let's not forget this upstart ADabbs person--noob-kids-on-the-block do try harder...

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First Irish boy band U2. Now Apple pushes ANOTHER thing into iPhones, iPods, iPads

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First, world problems...

Only as far back as the 4S! Sue the bastards!

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DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster

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Re: Human flea instead?

>good to have quick release to then dump it and move on.

And, to prevent a net accumulation of those same booster packs on the backsides of the current enemy, drone tech built in to giddy-up the nearly-depleted-of-fuel boosters back to lines, where they can be lathered, rinsed, and repeated.

I generally agree with comments about dronifying gun barrels: that's much more efficient, militarily, as guns don't have stomachs. However, DARPA is doing the sensible thing in funding research of this kind: you never know what kind of consumer shiny might come out of it, ultimately--and wars are fought to ensure that civilians have something to live for.

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Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say

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00.15% is probably enough

for Apple to pay for the bonking gear that they'll foist onto retailers globally after making 'an offer they can't refuse' i.e. 'use our kit or the money gets it'.

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>you and your peers insist on telling us, over and over and over and over again, at tedious fucking length, how much you "don't care what others think"

Bingo! I suspected that there was a pattern here, but until now I've been unable--you know--to put my finger on it. Thank you, endlessly, STB!

(I'd use an icon displaying a very different digit, flipped in the direction of the twitcherati, if one were available--but no such luck. Anyway, I'm off to the agora so that I can posture and flash my Apple tat. I'd add 'and to wind up the twitcherati', but apparently they never need winding, never need winding, never need winding. Tah!)

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Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch

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Regulations, regulations, regulations...

On apple.com:

"Apple Watch has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained."

Quoi?

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Are you a HOT CELEB? Think your SEXY PICS are safe? Maybe NOT

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Re: i dont understand

>why would you cover your nipples in a selfie

Personally, I do it so as not to let my market cap slip--which can happen if you start giving the product away. I can't speak for others, though.

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You are here => Earth is in 'the suburbs' of an IMMENSE HEAVEN

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@Alister

You. are. not. alone.

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Re: and to think that ...

>... just one guy created all this in six days, 6000 years ago ...

Or so it is claimed. There having been apparently no one else around at the time to vouch for him, though, leaves me a little suspicious of the claim.

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Re: Yeah...

You think you're astounded, do you? You are deluded, my fellow commentard, deluded.

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Re: And we're still...

Relatively safe here, IOW. Right?

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Hot Celebrity? Stash of SELFIES where you're wearing sweet FA? Get 2FA. Now

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Re: What I don't get

>Who has nude pics of themselves anyway?

And why? Are the pictures more real, or something? What?!

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Tim Cook: I'm NOT worried about CRAP iPad sales. It's just a 'speedbump'

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Re: It's all a matter of perspective

I think he meant: "from a great height..."

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Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones

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acronymically

Would that be the "YOY-phone", or the "WOW-phone" you've just created?

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Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer

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Re: Seriously?

>I never want to be on the same roads as him.

All roads lead to Rome.

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Re: I had a home version Atari trackball

>does anyone remember the original Sun optical ones that required their own specific metal pad with a pattern on it?

I once saw something like this--an optical mouse with required grid-equipped metal mousepad--running on a Mac Plus (and no bullshittin'). Large WTF? factor at the time. The system in question, though, must have had at least six (6) complete systems (System plus Finder, pre-System 7) installed in various places on the hard drive, which tended to make it a little 'wobbly'.

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Re: How many fingers am I holding up?

>But why did they keep churning out one-button mice when everyone else had a three-button.

One of which did nothing whatsoever, while the other had only very limited use, you mean? Jeez, 'dunno. Maybe they designed the interface so that it only required a single button--rather than graft someone else's mouse onto the system and call the second rarely-used button, and the third never-used buttons "features". Could be. Could be.

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Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

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Re: New browser names:

"bloo-ey"?

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YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator

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Re: It's that featureless mouse thing again!

>Apple have instructional videos built into the mouse's Preference settings that show you how to use every gesture.

Bastards! Evil bastards!

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Re: so just like...

>i once put the flywheel counter weight in 180 degrees out on my single cylinder honda 100 motorbike. i know all about haptic feedback...

>why the fuck would

anyone design a drive train so that it was even possible to mis-install a single part--let alone the flywheel counter-weight--incorrectly at all?

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Anonymous threatens to name cop who shot dead unarmed Michael Brown

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Re: "they would release the name of the daughter of St Louis County’s police chief"

A good principle to apply, even if you're a vigilante, is 'measure twice, cut once'. Another relevant principle is to stay on task.

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No more turning over a USB thing, then turning it over again to plug it in: Reversible socket ready for lift off

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And so, sooo very ...

user-serviceable. In a pinch, I mean. Like the sockets. And the cables will cost the moon at the outset. The sockets the earth. And they'll both be fragile. However, Sum Won Somewhere will make loads o' cash selling barely-functioning facsimiles. Unless, of course, someone else comes along and decides to put a cap in this whole USB madhouse, which would be the preferred outcome in a rational world.

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