* Posts by Gangsta

109 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009

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No Gingerbread snack for Desire owners, says HTC

Gangsta
Angel

There's always XDA-Developers.

I know this doesn't excuse HTC, but, there is always the considerably active XDA-Developers community. Gingerbread is available. Warranty is probably over now for most owner (barring new ones of course) and it is relatively simple to root. There is now no reason not to root. Warranty (on newer devices) withstading.

Xda-Developers being the divine being.

However HTC could issue a software update which roots and S-Off's the phone, but this will no doubt invoke a negative reaction from the press. - handing over to the developers community, abandoning the device. Although giving control to the community abandonment is better than straight off abandonment.

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Mozilla to shift 12m surfers off 2-year-old Firefox 3.5

Gangsta
Troll

If this isn't.

If this isn't the most troll-baiting on el-reg, I will delete system32.

:D

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Yes, the new Android movie rentals use Adobe Flash

Gangsta
Dead Vulture

assumption.

"It's still unclear how videos are delivered to Android devices, but Flash uses the H.264 codec, and Google indicated that all videos were encoded with H.264 and only H.264. Presumably, it uses Flash across the board for DRM reasons."

I'll just take out some words from there.

""It's still unclear how videos are delivered to Android devices" + "Presumably,"

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Go SMS Pro

Gangsta
Happy

Not

The only problem is, the recipient/s of the message won't get to see the "wonderful" smileys - unless they are using an Android Device with GoSMS Pro. (although some clients on phones do a good job at translating " :) " to "post-icon" )

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User data stolen in Sony PlayStation Network hack attack

Gangsta
Stop

@ AC 01:13 ^

Aha, but what about the potentially massive loss to Sony's reputation?

That is one thing they DO deserve. If customers suffer then Sony (morally should) be liable.

I have been a Sony PS fanboy for years before this, but now I'm drifting away.

a)because of the Removal of the OtherOS feature (I didn't use it that often, but it was the principle and the attitude of Sony)

b)They sued Playstation hackers. These guys only unlocked it to support homebrew. Not piracy. You could say that they contributed to enabling piracy, but did THEY enable piracy?

c) Because of this potential loss of crucial data. They haven't stored the details securely, that 77 Million or so users have entrusted them to do. They have shown a horrendous disregard to their users.

You could add d) PSN has been down for 7 days, but I don't use the PSN: I was once a user, but homebrew was too tempting.

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HTC Android tablet priced up for Blighty's shoppers

Gangsta
FAIL

oversized phone

I see they've been lax with the design. Basically it looks like a massive HTC Hero and other models.

Just look at the size of the camera, the HTC logo and the buttons. It is impossible to tell it's a tablet from pictures alone.

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Everything Everywhere stops plundering the charity box

Gangsta
Go

surprise surprise...

who would have thunk it?

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PowerAmp

Gangsta

yup MIUI ROM is excellent.

The MIUI Rom's music player is fantastic. If only that would be sold on the Market.

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Indonesian anti-smut MP caught ogling filth

Gangsta
Coffee/keyboard

beat me to it.

Damn you. :D

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Windows Home Server 2011 signed off

Gangsta

Mac Mini.

Mac Mini anyone?

1TB with External HDD

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Apple patent eyes Mac OS X tablet

Gangsta

SENSE UI?

Isn't this already on HTC's Sense UI (and in other places I Presume)

Pinch out on the home screen and all the desktops appear for one to select.

Obviously you can't move them around like the ones Apple are "coining", but still the same concept?

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Bomb threat forces Apple campus evacuation

Gangsta
Jobs Horns

for once there's...

*NOT* an app for that?

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Fukushima explained in crap cartoon

Gangsta

It's Google Translate. これは、Googleが翻訳です。

but what can you do, hey?

-except perhaps learning Japanese.

しかし、あなたはちょっと、できますか?

、おそらく日本語学習を除く。

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Gangsta

Replying in Japanese - normal elreg service

非常に良い。

私はあなたが私に新しいキーボードを借りていると思う...

しかし、運がこの大惨事の後に日本語がある可能性があります。

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UK iPad 2 to cost under £400

Gangsta
Troll

Now!

Now that's what I call troll baiting!

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How to slay a cellphone with a single text

Gangsta
Unhappy

No Fix

the sad thing is: Feature phones can't be or hardly ever can be updated by the user.

It seems the only fix is for the Network Operator to implement - and that could be quite difficult (although I am not a Telecommunications Engineer)

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Duke Nuke teases with sapphic siblings

Gangsta

Duke Nukem Forever

Duke Nukem Forever and Dr Dre's Detox.

2 titles that are never coming out.

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Sony wins subpoena for PS3 hacker's PayPal records

Gangsta

DMCA

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Giving power back to America's Corporations since 1998!

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Threat to third Fukushima nuke reactor

Gangsta
Go

no the point is...

Yes, I would be mad to believe Sky News.

But the point is that the presenters etc. were trying to make out it was a terrible situation, this Nuclear engineer wasn't and destroyed their point.

The presenter kicked him off as soon as he said that. Lots of interviews with those in Japan - when the said the situation is not as bad as the media make out then the kick the interviewee for the excuses of time.

Just heard Eamon Holmes respond "You don't know, it's invisible, isn't it?" to a caller saying that the reports were exaggerated.

Point Proven.

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Gangsta
Dead Vulture

Sensationalist

From what I've heard - not from sensationalist media (Yes, you included El Reg) , this has no threat to the reactor.

An eyewitness Nuclear engineer reported (On Sky News 08:20AM) that the explosion barely moved the building and just took off the cladding.

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Apple exec confirms white iPhone 4 arrival

Gangsta
Jobs Horns

iPhone 4 White?

This will only be on sale (as the top device) for Maximum 3 months.

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Retailer warns anti-pirate 3DS firmware imminent

Gangsta
FAIL

@AC

"You can do with it as you please - as long as you don't break the law."

Homebrew is not illegal.

BOOM! Headshot

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BT vs Sky vs Virgin

Gangsta
Megaphone

The Title is Required...

First off the Box has 160GB of space - 80 Hours.

The UI is maybe a bit slow ( but not as much as you say)

You can't watch LiveTV while searching OnDemand (Probably a marketing decision rather than a technical one)

You can't hide Unsubscribed channels - So what? If you're on the V+ package you probably have XL anyway.

Why would you need to use Ethernet and USB? The software has no function for that - the recordings are encrypted for a reason.

Have you heard of a Wireless Router? Never trust bundled routers.

Yes I agree 100's of channels are rubbish and catch up is good. But we can't abandon LiveTV channels.

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Cute download Firefox, 'treat a cub' vid downed by IE glitch

Gangsta
FAIL

Works For me

Firefox 4.0b13pre (b12).

Fail for you sir. :P

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PlayStation hacker defiantly posts 'bible' following police raid

Gangsta
Stop

Here's a better analogy

Say you buy a car: Are you not free to customise it and tweak the software to your hearts content?

Are all those engine modifications and conversions illegal under DMCA law? No.

And then are you free to post these modifications onto the internet? Sell the hardware?

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AdBlock Plus: Open source for fun (not funds)

Gangsta
Go

Enterprise Service?

What about a licensing fee for large businesses (enterprise sizes)?

I know of plenty enterprise size businesses that use VLC (and perhaps ABP).

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Samsung readies Android-based iPod Touch killer

Gangsta
Stop

Name

wait,

Its called the Galaxy S WiFi 4.0

bit of a mouthful isn't it?

Surely it would make more sense if it would be called something at least easier to say like "iPod Touch"

Galaxy WiFi ?

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Sony tweets 'secret' key at heart of PS3 jailbreak case

Gangsta
Dead Vulture

Not the way to go

The title was a little misleading, I thought Sony leaked the unknown key.

Anyway this certainly undermines their legal case, should they now sue themselves for discussing (disclosing) the key? - no of course not they're the ones attempting to enforce copyright on their own property.

IMO DMCA is one of the most restricting laws that holds down the open development. In fact Sony should be letting these hackers get on with it, so they can fix flaws. No exploit employees involved , free labour. The DMCA just enforces security via obscurity.

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Virgin Media kills 20Mb broadband service

Gangsta

Big Gap?

L should be at least 50% of XL, so L should be upgraded to at least 15mbps.

...Or I just want 15mbps broadband.

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PSP 2 'as powerful as PS3'

Gangsta
Go

heheh

I can imagine the headlines next year...

Sony Leaves Day One "System Security 101" hole in PERMANENT EXPLOIT FOR PSP2.

Spend all that time on the complicated stuff while leaving out the basic easy defences.

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CoD: Black Ops 'not fit for purpose', fans claim

Gangsta
Go

refund

If I could get my money back for Black Ops I would be delighted.

I haven't played it for 2 Months.

I have to say though in the short time I played it (PS3) I didn't experience /many/ issues.

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Google 'Do Not Track' extension preempts feds, Mozilla

Gangsta

AdFree

root your phone and install AdFree.

Works more often than not

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4G networks can screw up cable TV

Gangsta
Boffin

fttc

Actually its Fibre To The Cab currently and Coax to the house - its still better than ADSL though unless you live by specific places.

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Liverpool forward faces possible grilling over 'joke' Twitter pic

Gangsta
Go

rapper

Did anyone mention that he is also a rapper as well.

I wasn't aware that he shopped it himself - if he did - its a pretty good job.

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Apple refuses frozen iPhone repair

Gangsta
Headmaster

understand?

I would have not made that post- it's not that big of a deal.

We are where we are and We are who we are, no biggie , understand?

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T-Mobile imposes swingeing cuts on fair use data limits

Gangsta
Thumb Down

Fellow Commentards

My Fellow El Reg Commentards,

Unfortunately I have come to the conclusion - by reading these posts and T-Mobile's reactions,

that I will not be eligible to a breach in terms of contract as my Internet Plan IS offered as an additional service through a flexible booster.

I am very angry about the cutdown - especially as I have an Android Phone; 500MB is not enough - in the 1 week I had my Android phone I used over 120MB - very tight.

500MB was OK when I had a Windows Mobile phone on Orange (used about 60MB per month).

Unfortunately I am stuck in this contract for 23 more months without the right to cancel- please tell me I'm wrong.

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Gangsta
Welcome

IANA IP L but

If I were you- I'd get some ownership of that phrase; I can see a Mobile Phone operator making brilliant use of that phrase.

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Gangsta
Megaphone

legal

"subject to change" rights, outlined in the contract small-print, to reduce fair usage down to 500MB.

Is that legal?

To change a contract once signed?

Orange did this a while back and customers invoked their right to cancel- does this mean I can cancel the contract for my Desire HD signed last week and keep the phone? hmmmmmmmmm? - probably not.

I just signed a 1GB data contract last week - is this affected? (Web n Walk)

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Samsung launches 'world's first' Android MP3 player

Gangsta
Jobs Horns

iPod Touch

aha, at last a device to rival the iPod Touch!

Similar Screen Size and an OS with a good browser; OK App Market and Flash.

Price is slightly cheaper than the iPod Touch as well.

However we need info on whether this is a SAMOLED type screen (which would make it possibly unbeatable for videos,but "possibly" rubbish <TROLL ALERT> for web browsing on such a small screen.

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HTC Desire HD

Gangsta
Megaphone

True

I've received the DESIRE HD free on a 24 Month contract at £25 P/m @ Phone4U instore .

No hard sell ; went in there and bought it. They didn't even try to sell me insurance. - An isolated experience I believe.

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Vulture falls asleep in front of Christmas TV

Gangsta
Happy

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all the Reg Readers and Staff!

(Are the moderatrix still working?)

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Microsoft says no to Kinect sex game

Gangsta
Stop

Well Yes

In the moral sense of the term: yes. GTA is Adults Only. But in the technical sense of the term GTA is rated at M (Mature) in the USA - bar San Andreas being rated Adults Only for the hot coffee mod.

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Daily Express social network pwned by slew of smut

Gangsta
Dead Vulture

Eastern European ?

"...which seems to be Eastern European for ..."

Since when was Eastern European a language?

Yes I realise this may be some attempt at LULZ by the author.

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McDonald's breach bares nuggets of customer data

Gangsta
Coffee/keyboard

no,,,

A Mac Attack!

or in the case of this huge data breach:

A Big Mac Attack!

Oh wait...

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Join in the Wikileaks DDoS war from your iPhone or iPad

Gangsta
Jobs Halo

APPLE LEGAL DEPARTMENT

This is a Cease & Desist Order.

THE WORDS/PHRASE : "THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!" AND VARIATIONS ON THE PHRASE ARE TRADEMARKED FOR USE ONLY BY APPLE INC. AND THE HOLY STEVE.

Thank You for your participation.

Apple Legal

HAIL LORD STEVE

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Gamers demand CoD: Black Ops money back

Gangsta

2 Accounts

But on XBOX you can play with 2 LIVE accounts.

This was a feature until the last minute on PS3 (as mentioned by ACTIVISION's official rep on the Sony Boards) but it was pulled about 1 week before release.

It means that on XBOX you can both earn XP and COD Points for your /Own/ account.

PS3 already has this dual account feature on other games (Resistance 2), so it is capable of it.

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Ten... sub-£50 budget MP3 players

Gangsta
Dead Vulture

Order?

I thought top 10's were meant to be listed in an order of some sort ?(the worst to the best or ><)

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Murder victim-mocking troll jailed

Gangsta
FAIL

Trotter

I though he was referring to being a member of Del Boy's family at my first glance,

(yes I know it doesn't fit)

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Our Moon is wet and welcoming, says excited NASA

Gangsta
Dead Vulture

yes I have just noticed it

it never used to be like this

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Gangsta
Alien

Dark Side of the moon?

I've often heard (on a crazy conspiracy site probably) that the dark side of the moon is habituated with aliens that will one day destroy our world and rule it - in a "take me to your leader", sort of way.

So water on the moon :O

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