* Posts by Big-nosed Pengie

893 posts • joined 3 Jul 2009

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Get off the phone!! Seven out of ten US drivers put theirs and your lives at risk

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Is the US the last country on the planet to ban hand-held mobes while driving?

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High-level, state-sponsored Naikon hackers exposed

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Re: an executable file with a double extension.

But surely they'd see the double extension and...oh...wait...Windows users.

But surely they wouldn't allow important systems to run unapproved exe files and...oh...wait...Windows users.

A pattern is starting to emerge.

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Sorry, Windows 10 early adopters: Microsoft Edge WON'T block ads at launch

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That would be "still".

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Choc Factory finds 84,000 ad injectors targeting Chrome

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How about allowing AdblockPlus for Chrome? Problem solved.

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Turnbull's Digital Transformation Office is actually working!

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Facepalm

iOS only? Seriously? So it could only reach - what - 15% of users?

This is the kind of brilliance that we've come to expect from Turnbull.

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This is Spartan? No, it's Microsoft Edge, Son of Internet Explorer

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Classic.

"Hey - this product we've got really stinks. People hate it."

"Well, we'd better fix it then."

"You mean make it work better?"

"Don't be stupid - we'll do what we've always done!"

"Ah. Change the name. Gotcha."

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Microsoft points at Skype, Lync: You two, in my office – right now

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Re: Oh boy, probably continuing the ever-worse skype releases...

Skype turned to shite as soon as Microsoft got its grubby hands on it, and it's getting worse. Now it's just untrustworthy shite.

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Massive gravitational lens flare unveils EINSTEIN CROSS SUPERNOVA

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Headmaster

El Reg, you really need to find correspondents who have a basic command of English, or use a sub editor.

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Australia to get spooks charter at cost of at least AU$188m

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Australia has an opposition now?

Thank the gods. What are they called?

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Microsoft man: Internet Explorer had to go because it's garbage

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Re: Well…

" Its shocking that to date - Internet explorer doesn't work on linux or android out the box."

I'd say it's a good thing. There may be some in the open source world who'd be tempted to try it - this takes away whatever minuscule temptation there may be.

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Australian ISPs agree to three-strikes-plus-court-order anti-piracy plan

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Re: Blimey!

"When did Australia become a fascist state?"

At the last federal election.

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Samsung's spying smart TVs don't encrypt voice recordings sent over the internet – new claim

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Re: Hollywood is responsible....

"I wonder what the S.I. units of Incompetence are?"

5 Samsungs = 1 Microsoft.

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Snowden doc leak 'confirms' China stole F-35 data

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No doubt there was much hilarity as the Chinese pored over the plans of the Flying Lemon.

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Mock choc shock: 3D candy printer is good news for sweet-toothed swingbellies

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Re: Hershey stands for a unique chocolate flavour..........

"Hershey chocolate" is an oxymoron.

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Hubble 'scope snaps ENORMO SPACE ERECTION: Pillars of Creation 20 years on

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Headmaster

Anyone who adds a modifier to "unique" - as in "very unique" should be shot into space in a canon to examine the pillars first-hand.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Truly awful

Really - did you actually pay that 10 year old to do that?

Dreadful. Just dreadful.

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It's nearly 2015 – and your Windows PC can still be owned by a Visual Basic script

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It's nearly 2015

And people are *still* using Windows?

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Apple denied 'App Store' trademark by Australian court

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Maybe if the twunts at Apple paid tax on their Australian operations they'd have a stronger argument.

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Gates Foundation to insist on Open Access science

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The irony fairly drips.

Still - credit where it's due. It's a good thing.

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GT sapphire glaziers: You signed WHAT deal with Apple?

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Who sups with the devil needs use a long spoon.

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Three WireLurker suspects arrested in China – reports

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Headmaster

"Leverage" is a noun. The verb you're looking for is "exploiting".

You're welcome.

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You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes

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Re: What are the infection rates for desktop linux users?

I believe there was one Linux virus detected in the wild some time ago, but IIRC you had to specifically install it. I don't think there were any records of infection.

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Rare Stegosaurus skeleton moves into plush London pad

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Re: " ... weighed as much as a 4x4 vehicle"

Can we have that in football fields please?

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TPP takes another tiny step forward

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They used to have laws about treason.

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Japan tells operators: Put a SIM lock in a new mobe? You'd better UNLOCK it for FREE

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Headmaster

"Free" means, in this context, "at no cost", "for nothing". Putting "for" in front of it is a grammatical abomination.

You're welcome.

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Disney wins Mickey Mouse patent for torrent-excluding search engine

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Or any signatory to the Trans Pacific Partnership Abomination.

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Australia to 'relieve' telcos of need to disclose intercepts

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Headmaster

"Intercept" is a verb. The word you're looking for is "interception".

You're welcome.

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Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'

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RUN AWAY!

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Microsoft left red-faced after DMCAs dished out to Windows bloggers

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Linux

Re: Pirate product keys in comments

Soooooo last century!

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Shh! Bose and Apple ink SECRET deal to settle 'noise-cancelling' suit

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Re: How wonderful !

No comparison. The JBL rig is SO much more natural and realistic.

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Rupert Murdoch outs self as iPhone 6 fanboi

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Murdoch and Apple - a matched pair.

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

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Windows It'llWorkThisTimeReally.

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Ello, 'ello, what's all this then? We take a spin on the new social network driving everyone loopy

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"Invite" is a verb.

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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

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Ur holdin' it wrong.

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Interview: Michael Cordover, voteware freedom-of-information crusader

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Give that man a medal.

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Voteware source code requester labelled 'vexatious'

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"What - you want to see how we manipulate the results? Bugger off."

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Latest casualties of Iraq fighting: Facebook and Twitter

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Re: Religion

Probably closer to 99, but have a like anyway.

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'Hashtag' added to the OED – but # isn't a hash, pound, nor number sign

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Re: octothorpe

Precisely, It's a crosshatch. Trust the Yanks to fsck it up.

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Soccer Football in SPAAACE! ISS 'naut nails zero-G bicycle kick

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Re: Typical

Given that the Americans measure everything in football fields, they probably got it right.

Of course they never say which brand of football. (I assume they're all different sizes.)

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MAC MEN: Apple hiring 1,000 people for internal ad operation

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The Microsoft solution - don't build a decent product, but do lots of advertising.

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Monster croc 'the BALROG' tussles with mighty Titanoboa snake

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...about 16 feet long and weighed in at 900 pounds

But what's that in football fields?

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Apple? More like FAP-PLE: Fanbois are the BIGGEST PERVS, say people who know

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Trollface

This gives new meaning to

"You're holding it wrong."

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CSIRO claims milestone in solar-powered steam turbines

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They must be stopped!

Defund them immediately!

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Jade Rabbit nearly out of hop

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A damn good effort for a first go!

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Windows XP fixes flaws for free if you turn PCs into CASH REGISTERS

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But Windows has always been a POS

Well someone had to say it.

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Bing's the thing in Microsoft's push for cheap Windows devices

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Windows 8.1

Now with even more shite!

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Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously

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"Approaching"?

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US officials vote to allow Bitcoin for political donations

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No doubt they'd allow dog turds for political donations if there was a buck in it.

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Laser deflector shields possible with today's tech – but there's one small problem

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I'd have thought that a mirror would be cheaper.

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Shocking 'new iPhone' is also - BZZZZT!! - a Taser-like stun gun

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Maybe they were just holding it wrong.

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