* Posts by sabroni

1947 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Apple is making life terrible in its factories – labor rights warriors

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Re: Where's the hand wringing over other companies?

17 upvotes for whataboutery? Nice critical thinking guys!!

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Facebook, Twitter and Google are to blame for terrorism, say MPs

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Re: electible again because

If the only argument for your candidate is that they aren't the other candidate you don't have a good candidate.

Is he ever going to release his tax returns?

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re: and there was me thinking it was mainly down to religion.

Not at all. Religion is a handy way to try and spread division, but there are plenty of non-religious nut-jobs around.

Foreign policy, by which I mean invading foreign nations, is surely as much to blame. Greed is behind a lot of our bad policy desicions.

How would you feel if another country's military arrived and destroyed our government? What steps would seem reasonable in retaliation?

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Google killing app format used only by The 1%

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Why do you have a Chromebook in the first place?

ChromeOS is garbage!!

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Re: So they had cross-platform web apps

Web apps are cross platform by definition....

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Sex ban IT man loses appeal – but judge labels order 'unpoliceable'

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Re: They might be painful to remember they exist

Only the Stallone one is a painful memory. The recent one is much more Dreddlike, he doesn't snog Anderson for a start!

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Oracle Java copyright war latest: Why Google's luck is about to run out

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Re: I don't get it

Google claimed Android was only a mobile OS and that was one of the reasons they won the previous case. It's in the article:

Yesterday's courtroom arguments hinged around a peculiar legal argument Google had made in the retrial. Google had argued that the Java infringements only concerned smartphones – because Android was a smartphone system. This was an odd argument to make, since the code was copied from Java SE – basically, desktop Java – not the mobile edition, Java ME.

Oracle argues that when Google announced its Android app runtime for Chromebooks at this year's I/O developer conference, Google had undermined its own argument. In other words, Google had indicated that Android and its rip off of Oracle's copyright went beyond phones and tablets.

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Re: re ma1010 "Winner takes all"

Of course! Google did it for our own good! How kind of them.

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Re: It seems like oracle are trying to make them put the brake pedal on the steering wheel.

No it doesn't. Oracle don't want Google to change Android, they want them to pay for copying Java interfaces.

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Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell for Linux, Macs. Repeat, Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell

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I quite like it. I find it's use of words makes it more easily readable. The editor/debugger makes working with it a lot easier than working with a batch file.

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Two G4S call centre staff sacked over 999 answering scam

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There is no place for anyone in our organisation who behaves in this way

If you want to work here, don't get caught.

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Google AdSense abused to distribute Android spyware

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Re: Android Firefox works well

Pity it's noscript is so cakey.

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Re: yep, I just responded to myself.

Now this is targetted advertising I can live with. The site owner vetting the ads and ensuring they are just static images and hosting them locally. Nice!

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Baffled Scots cops call in priest to deal with unruly spirits

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Re: I Thought This Was an IT Webzine?

It's in Bootnotes.

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Native Skype for Windows Phone walked behind shed, shot heard

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Re: Cloud based - not much use

Whereas a crap connection isn't an issue for peer to peer skype?

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Re: Update your phone

As in install W10 on you Windows Phone (7, 8, 8.1) device. Not as in "replace the device".

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Linux malware? That'll never happen. Ok, just this once then

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Re: ch**ton of work

A chorlton of work? A chip ton of work?

It's ok to swear on here you know! Might help you vent a little (more)....

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Quip away, but Microsoft Excel 365's REST APIs win the day

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Advertorial?

"When Microsoft changed things up with the new ribbon interface in Office 2007, customers got a nasty shock and people clung to the ageing versions of their favourite suite."

That's some top quality advertising for Office 2003.

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You think Donald Trump is insecure? Check out his online store

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Re: @Sab: @Sabroni: I recently bought a MBP, does that make me an idiot?

No woz! Sounds like a good purchase though I'm not sure what macs're like for Windows use (had to use a mac keyboard recently and it drove me to disruption!!) My boss at my old place used to swear by Macs in terms of them being robust machines so hopefully you'll get good use out of it!

Good old John Lewis though! Full refund over a year after purchase is sweet!

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Re: @Sabroni: I recently bought a MBP, does that make me an idiot?

Dunno about making you an idiot, that depends why you bought it and what it cost you, but it sounds like you have difficulty spotting a joke.

Enjoy your laptop!

Sab

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Re: Nope, The Register is still losing when it comes to https.

When I buy stuff online I expect https. When I read the news I don't care if it's http.

Is the Reg shop http?

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Re: He's going to make billions selling tat to idiots.

Works for Apple.......

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Re: She better looking than Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton

She indeed better looking, that what look for in first lady! Likewise president should funny hair and constantly contradict themselves. No fun if policy consistent from day to day....

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Re: A President that doesn't induce deep slumber!

Even better, one that causes you to wake in the middle of the night in a cold sweat! Awesome! I love the fear of global war!!!!

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Windows 10: Happy with Anniversary Update?

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Re: I think most people have largely woken up to the fact that Google are now a "Bad Guy".

Not if the posters on here are anything to go by.

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Re: Sounds like Chrome needlessly hijacked the 'tel:' URL protocol

You're saying that Chrome did something wrong?

Wow. Downvotes incoming.....

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re: Where's the innovation in promising to provide useful updates.....

...."for the life of the device" compared to what they did before, which was providing updates for the supported life of the OS?

The "innovation" is the bit where they don't market a new versions of the OS, just tweak 10. Previously they'd release a new version of Windows every couple of years. It's pretty straightforward.

Compared to Android offering updates "for the life of the device" is innovative.

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Hello, Barclays? Why hello, John Smith. We meet again

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Re: Even if this does turn out to be a problem, the effect will be a false negative

Will it? What makes you believe that?

This will never be an alternative to a password, it's an alternative to a user name. That's the fundamental problem with this approach.

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Google and Microsoft are playing catchup with AWS's cloudy power

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Re: Apparently an AWS backer?

From the AC posting a Google sales pitch? What part of your post, specifically, made you think you'd better hide your name?

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Pokemon GO-ZILLA: Safety fears after monsters appear in Fukushima danger zone

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Re: PG fatwah, PG at the airport, PG and radiation, PG and shootouts, etc, etc, etc,

Tried Tetleys?

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Re: which makes most of their output useless.

Probably, but there's no harm in listening to what people have to say before you discount their opinions. Always easier to argue from a position of knowledge.

And of course saying "conspiracy theory" is a great way to cover up a conspiracy....

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Microsoft delays Azure updates so you can catch up with the cloud

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Re: COM, CORBA, .Net, WPF, Silverlight, UWP...

So you're complaining about them developing new technology?

They try stuff, if it catches on or is useful they keep it (COM, .Net are still both going strong in Windows) if not popular or useful it gets phased out (eg. Silverlight).

If you're waiting for technology to stabilise for a bit before you learn it you're in for a long wait....

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Re: COM, CORBA, .Net, WPF, Silverlight, UWP...

Different to what? Is that a random list of MS tech or is it supposed to prove something?

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Did the Russians really hack the DNC or is this another Sony Pictures moment? You decide

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Re: Trump Was Right the Whole Time

Yeah, funny how easy that is when you argue both sides of every point: I don't believe in violence but I'll pay your court bills if your beat up that protestor, I think it was right to go into Iraq but obviously going into Iraq was a massive mistake, women are pigs but some of my closest family members are women and they don't sound quite as insane as me.....

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BBC will ‘retain your viewing history’

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re: and cable TV from Virgin

That counts as broadcast TV, you need a license for that. Should've stuck to the DVDs and iPlayer (not live streaming) and you'd be legally fine.

Ignorance of the law and all that.....

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Microsoft tweaks TCP stack in Windows Server and Windows 10

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Re: I want control of my fucking computer back.

Well install a fucking Linux or fucking FreeBSD then.

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Re: MS releases even more beta software onto the unsuspecting users.

Hey, if it's good enough for Google....

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@bob

You might want to take a look at your keyboard, it seems to randomly capitalize stuff.

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GMB tests Uber 'self-employed drivers' claim at London tribunal

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Re: If an Uber driver can also work for Lyft, et al then great. The driver really is self-employed.

Why? Lots of people work more than one job, doesn't make them self employed.

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Blighty's Coastguard goes into battle against waterborne Pokemon

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WTF?

What! People are enjoying something that I don't enjoy?

We need eugenics, quick!!!

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Re: It can only improve the gene pool.

Yeah, we really need to breed more killjoys and stick-in-the-muds!

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Re: several people EACH YEAR have died..

Someone needs to tell Google, because currently there's one drunken death in 2014 and another couple of drunken ones in 2009. Nothing about people getting stuck in the mud and drowning though, just stuck in the mud and rescued...

Still, it's a good story!

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Re: Eventually the fans realise it's all a bit faddy really and lose interest.

First generation pokemon games were released in Japan in 1996. That's 20 years ago. I wouldn't hold your breath.....

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Tor veteran Lucky Green exits, torpedos critical 'Tonga' node and relays

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Re: Perhaps a cat who eats some Stilton before setting up outside the mouse hole?

<pedant>Mice don't like eating cheese.</pedant>

(To be fair, it's cow calf puke, only a human would look at that and go "smack it on a cracker!")

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How to scam $750,000 out of Microsoft Office: Two-factor auth calls to premium-rate numbers

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Re: Microsoft agrees it wasn't important, based on the size of their bounty

Too angry about M$ douchebaggery to get to the quote from Google at the bottom of the article?

"the panel decided not to reward this report financially .... It qualified for the credit though – you'll appear in a Google Hall of Fame"

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Cloud giants demand overhaul of America's privacy rules on overseas servers

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Re: ammunition and ordinance

That's your answer to everything. It's a shit answer.

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McCain: Come to my encryption hearing. Tim Cook: No, I'm good. McCain: I hate you, I hate you, I hate you

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Re: Are we talking about the same GOP that is about to field Donald Trump?

That's not stupidity, that's bowing to public opinion. They'd be stupid not to pick the most popular candidate, however mental he may be.

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Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments

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IDE?

In Visual Studio I just select the lines I want commented and click the comment button. That gives me a consistent comment style (appropriate to the language being edited) with zero effort.

Isn't there a similar feature for Linux devs?

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Re: Bad, or incorrect comments are worse than no comments at all

But this wasn't a rant about the content of the comments, it was about the structure of the comments tags. If the comment is useful but the format is slightly different to the other comments what difference does it make?

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Wealthy youngsters more likely to be freetards than anyone else – study

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Re: I wouldn't really classify that as "going above and beyond".

Yeah, they spin stuff in a lefty way, but personally I find that quite refreshing, and there's no reason to treat the 36% figure as being any more accurate than the 70% quoted in the Canary, which was the original point I was making.

I normally read the Guardian and Daily Mail websites for general news (and listen to Radio 4, obv.), the Canary is much more tabloid (and left wing) than the Guardian, but still not as mental as the Mail.

I take the lot with the same pinch of salt.

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