Feeds

* Posts by sabroni

1309 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Page:

WAITER! There's a Flappy Bird in my Lollipop!

sabroni
Silver badge
Thumb Down

They could compromise the system though. Security and minimal attack surface are more important. I would suggest these engineers get a hobby that isn't just fucking around with their day jobs (or make a game that stands alone) and stop putting back doors in, even if they think they're robust.

0
2

Doctor Who and the Dalek: 10-year-old tests BBC programming game

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: I seem to be unpopular with the 14 programmers who couldn't bear to leave VB behind today.

Unpopular? No, the replies clearly state why they disagree with you. The concepts you need to learn to code are language agnostic.

Stop pretending it's all VB diehards hating. (Though you've clearly no knowledge of vb.net....)

3
1

NASTY SSL 3.0 vuln to be revealed soon – sources (Update: It's POODLE)

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: A dangerous worm has been discovered

except Worm is just the name of the team that wrote the exploit, it's not a worm. It's an exploit that requires users to download and run a compromised Powerpoint presentation. Quite unlike the Heartbleed and Shellshock exploits.

3
8

Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: So that rules out anyone at MS or RIM/Blackberry ...

Oooh, burn!

5
1

Vulture takes BlackBerry's Passport through customs

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: I don't feel the need to look at my smartphone constantly

Me neither, not sure why you think that's relevant. How about answering the phone while walking carrying something in one hand?

0
0
sabroni
Silver badge

Re: I don't get this problem.

It's for when you're using your phone while doing something else, say eating a bowl of cornflakes. One hand holds the spoon and feeds you, the other works the browsing device.

0
0

Return of the Jedi – Apache reclaims web server crown

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: @FF22

Accuracy is important. This is a technology news site. You sound more upset than the original poster....

0
4

Rebellion sees Chromium reverse plans to dump EXT filesystem

sabroni
Silver badge

Bit pointless

arguing over the file system for an OS that's supposed to be all cloudy.

4
3

WOMEN, your 'SUPERPOWER' is ... NOT asking for a RAISE: Satya Nadella

sabroni
Silver badge

@ ElReg!comments!Pierre

However much you may talk it up, it's difficult to see how having two separate pay grades for men and woman can be less complicated than having one for both sexes. Sounds like nonsense to me.

4
1

Shift up, gran! Microsoft turns living room into AR game 'space'

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: difficult to use this sort of setup in a environment similar to what I have.

"All the content in RoomAlive is driven in real-time and dynamically adapts to the exact colour and geometry of the user's living room". Sounds like they're specifically trying to target that issue.

0
0
sabroni
Silver badge

Eh?

Though it was MS, not Google.

0
1
sabroni
Silver badge

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, honest!

2
0
sabroni
Silver badge

Looks Cool!

I mean Boo! Down with Micro$oft!

5
0

Holey? COWL! Boffins build boxes to hold sketchy JavaScript libs

sabroni
Silver badge

relying on JavaScript libraries written by third parties

doesn't mean you have to trust third parties to host those libraries.

1
1

Uni boffins: 'Accurate' Android AV app outperforms most rivals

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: Cigarette?

Yes, I know.

6
0

Even small businesses need control over their mobile devices

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: all they are really doing is (slightly) inconveniencing me

Presumably the idea is to keep cached copies of data on your device to a minimum. With a web front end there might be some caching of assets but you'd hope that actual email contents wouldn't get cached. That's not the case if you run a fat email client, which is why they require the remote wipe capability.

Seems perfectly sensible and reasonable.

0
0

Music-mad Brits drive up hardware sales too – claims BPI

sabroni
Silver badge
Happy

Re: Other way round

Put an album on then channel surf with the sound down till you find something that sort of goes with the music. Cool!

1
0
sabroni
Silver badge

Re: they're just in it for the money

Companies just in it for the money you say? Wow, every day's a school day!

2
1

Microsoft's nightmare DEEPENS: Windows 8 market share falling fast

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: with no simple way to prevent users receiving the MS update nag...

other than flagging the update as "don't show me this again"....

3
0

DVLA website GOES TITSUP on day paper car tax discs retire

sabroni
Silver badge

@Ashley Ward, it's not really a big deal.

Really? How many private car sales are there a month? The govmnt just grabbed themselves an extra months road tax off every one. It's a cynical attempt to weasel some more cash out of the plebs.

If the car is taxed why should changing owner untax it?

5
1
sabroni
Silver badge

Re: wait until a few days after teh renewal date

Surely that's legal, you get charged for the whole month even if you pay on the 30th, so it must be back--dated...

1
0

OpenVPN open to pre-auth Bash Shellshock bug – researcher

sabroni
Silver badge
Happy

re: This whole thing is just natural selection at work.

Yeah, it's targeting freetards and maclusers....

1
6
sabroni
Silver badge

Re: So how commonly used is the "auth-user-pass-verify" option used though?

Surely it's not how often it's used that's important, it's how often it's enabled.

1
0

Universal Credit CRISIS: Howard Shiplee SHIPS OUT of top job

sabroni
Silver badge
Happy

Re: PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE!

What about Plan Z?

It's evil! It's diabolical! It's lemon-scented!!

1
0

Hackers thrash Bash Shellshock bug: World races to cover hole

sabroni
Silver badge
Happy

re: most of them, if they are Linux based, are using Busybox

Oh fine, as long as most routers are secure I won't worry. That's standard security practice isn't it? You know, just do the best you can, a few holes here and there probably don't matter....

2
0

Emma Watson urges UN to back feminism – trolls threaten to leak her 'nude selfies'

sabroni
Silver badge
Thumb Down

Re: Feminism is about equality, that's it.

Typical fucking SJW bullshit!

I myself prefer social injustice! (As long as I'm not subjected it, obv....)

0
2

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

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: Yeah right....

Like we're going to listen to someone who uses Windows 8!!! I'm much more interested in the opinions of those who won't go anywhere near it, they give a much clearer impression of how shit it is.

10
5

Apple iPhone 6 Plus: GORGEOUS FAT pixel density - but it's WASTED

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: others call it... suboptimal

Are you saying my arse is suboptimal?!?!?!?

3
0
sabroni
Silver badge

Re: Pure genius

my arse.

5
1

Ab phab: Apple is Britain's coolest brand YET AGAIN

sabroni
Silver badge
Thumb Up

Re: Even Rolex can be had for as little as 5000Chf

Seriously? You think prohibitively expensive = cool?

Cool has nothing to do with how much something costs. This list is nonsense, the Fonz is not interested in any of these brands.

6
0

Apple pours a cup of JavaScript for its Automator robot

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: OS X is already a fully scriptable OS @sabroni

Ah, so this is just adding a more popular language so people don't have to learn Apple script or use graphics. Interesting. Thanks for the reply!

1
0
sabroni
Silver badge

Re: OS X is already a fully scriptable OS

What are you saying? There's already a scripting language for OS X or just that it has the necessary hooks?

0
0

Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: No more $20 for two or three good tracks and a load of filler crap.

You've been buying the wrong albums.

1
0

4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: I already see too much on HD

I know! Imagine actually being that close to a real woman! Nightmare!!

6
0

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

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: How exactly is that wrong?

Because it means Apple gets to decide which capabilities gain traction, not the market or the users?

6
5

THREE QUARTERS of Android mobes open to web page spy bug

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: Android versions 4.4 and below = 100% of Android devices

I'm on 4.4.4, that's not 4.4 or under. It's a Moto G so not an unpopular handset.

1
0

Intellifridge terror: Internet of Stuff kit must fend off hackers of the FU-TURE-TURE-TURE

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: Stuff the...

None of those things are addressable from the other side of the world though. Anyone on the internet could attempt to compromise your intellifiridge, how many of them could access your house as easily?

3
0

Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: Guns n Roses

Hey, he's only a terrorist, no need to get nasty!

10
0

What's an Ultrabook? Now Intel touts 2-in-1 typoslabs to save PC biz

sabroni
Silver badge
Thumb Up

Re: But surely..

..you can wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there!!!

2
0

Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: OnePlus One

Moto G has an fm radio, seems to work fine though I haven't used it in anger.

4
0

Keep that consumer browser tat away from our software says Oracle

sabroni
Silver badge

But what about the big boy who started the little and often update fad?

Didn't they say anything about Chrome?

0
0

Apple's ONE LESS THING: the iPod Classic disappears

sabroni
Silver badge

>> Maintaining a large music library looks a lot less attractive when Spotify, rdio, Pandora or Apple's own iTunes Radio and Beats Music put millions of songs a couple of clicks away. <<

I have a friend who uses spotify. Whenever he's browsing his playlists for stuff for us to listen to there are gaps where music that he used to be able to stream is no longer available. I never have that problem with my large music library.

15
1

NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine

sabroni
Silver badge
Thumb Up

Re: splunking in their pants

They're going caving in their pants? Extreme caving!!

5
0

Tinder sexual harassment suit settled in undisclosed deal

sabroni
Silver badge

Re: objectivifies potential sexual partners

Humans can have sex without "objectifying" each other. There's nothing wrong with an app that allows consenting adults to find sexual partners. I think the assumption that it requires objectification says more about you than it does about other people.

6
2

15 MEEELLION malware-infested mobiles worldwide – report

sabroni
Silver badge
Coat

Re: That has got to be the most idiotic statement I've read in ages.

Yeah, you never struck me as someone who hits "preview" before "submit".....

2
1
sabroni
Silver badge
Happy

Re: Can we have an explanation please?

I think it's an attempt to get people to post outraged comments....

8
0

Microsoft bins Bing image widget after Getty sueball

sabroni
Silver badge
Unhappy

Re: A bit of a contrast to the Google chief

Which Google chief? The one who said "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place" or the one who said "Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it"?

Which one of them said this? "I actually think most people don't want Google to answer their questions. They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next."

Yeah, MS are definitely the big bad when it comes to privacy.....

0
1

Heads up, Chromebook: Here come the sub-$200 Windows 8.1 portables

sabroni
Silver badge

Family man

If a windows machine comes anywhere near my girls I swear I'll do time!

4
0
sabroni
Silver badge

re: There are also many who aren't happy with the limitations of Windows

If you're not happy with the limitations of Windows don't buy a Windows tablet.

11
11

Page: