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* Posts by sabroni

1342 posts • joined 11 May 2007

BING! Microsoft plants Xbox Music flagpoles in Android and iOS

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See AC 11:53, that would be an admission of failure!

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Re: They don't forget 'Plays for sure'.

Really? What's that then?

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Fancy some BEER ON TOAST? Italy invents spreadable booze

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Re: "...garnish for tarts"

There is NOTHING better than a fruity tart smothered in beer!!!!

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Re: There is little I will not attempt.

Could you try spending a week without making a single smug comment about your fantastic life and all the brilliant stuff you do?

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Re: (made on premises)

from your own milk no doubt. Is there ANYTHING you can't or won't do?

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Chrome turns five, gains new 'desktop apps'

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Chrome is nearly always a discretionary download.

is it fuck.

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Gov IT write-off: Universal Credit system flushes £34m down toilet

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Re: Advice

"better advice than Labour can offer" actually.

At some point the "But the previous party were shit too!" argument stops working. Blair was a dick, doesn't make Cameron an excellent premier.

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Microsoft - do you really think you can take on Google with Nokia?

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Re: My impression is that Facebook got there first

First after MySpace? That'd be second then.

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no one has beaten it at anything significant yet.

Google+ is beating Facebook? Or facebook is insignificant?

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Microsoft buys Nokia's mobile business

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Re: A phone with in-built NSA integration? You must be kidding.

Why? Android isn't that bad....

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Facebook strips away a bit more of your privacy – but won't say why

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Re: you're not Google and you're not doing something someone else can't set up just as well

ever heard of Google+? It's Google's facebook alternative that only has decent user figures because Google added all the user accounts from their other services.

Google are not the internet.

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UK gov dials 999 over Serco prison escort fraud claims

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@jonathanb

So just the same as Serco then, but cheaper?

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Nintendo is FLATLY UNHINGED: New 2DS is a handful of game

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Re: Nintendo - Done for,.

They're as "done for" as they were when the N64 didn't sell fast enough. Likewise with the Gamecube, it didn't really fly off the shelves at any point. Neither system was a market leader but neither system bankrupted Nintendo.

Nintendo were massively successful with the Wii. They probably won't do that again in terms of selling into the casual market and shifting expensive peripherals. But for all those who love Nintendo games there isn't an alternative and that's what will keep Nintendo afloat.

If Nintendo software becomes shit, that's when they're done for.

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Thought the PC market couldn't get any worse? HAH! Think again

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the Beast from Redmond and their camp followers

If you've never used a modern phone or shiny slab I guess that maybe you think that's true. I suppose if you just use an iPhone and iTunes it might be, provided you don't find it limiting and try to do something that Apple don't approve of. If you're an average Android phone user then you're still getting crapware plus additional network operator restrictions and you're much less likely to get any security or stability updates than some fool running windows. (yeah, you can flash your phone and remove that stuff, but we're talking about consumer products here. A customer who wouldn't wipe a pc and put linux on it is unlikely to root their phone. And as for a Nexus device, latest NSA updates automatically? No thanks.)

Take off those rose coloured glasses, the crap wasn't because of windows it was because of corporate greed and a big market, and all that shit is heading straight to a mobile device near you right now.

Period.

AND AN EXTRA SHOUTY BIT because apparently THAT HELPS TO GET YOUR POINT ACROSS!

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Eggheads turn Motorola feature phone into CITYWIDE GSM jammer

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Here come the tinfoil hat brigade!!!

Here come the government sock puppets, here to belittle legitimate concerns and make out that "if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear".

Isn't guessing other people's opinions fun!!!

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Ballmer's emotional farewell to Redmond: I LOVE THIS COMPANY

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Re:but he really did give MS a hell of a lot of energy

Yeah, kinetic energy, transferred via the medium of chairs.

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Re: Office for Linux, or Office for Chrome - those would be big changes.

Office 365 properly supported on all browsers, that'd be a big change. Porting Office to a number of different OSs would be a big cultural change, but to go forward technically you need to decouple from the OS, not bind to more. IMHO, obv....

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Sysadmins: Keep YOUR data away from NSA spooks

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This promotional message was brought to you by Velv Data Architects plc, your one stop shop for Data Architecture!

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Re: @sabroni

Get a login.

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I used you're and your correctly, if you're going to be a grammer nazi get it right else you just look like a bell-end.

And I'm fully aware that any hosting company may be compromised. But that applies to all of them, wherever they're located. This article is about which government has sovereignty over your data. Didn't you read it? Too busy imagining grammatical errors?

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re: Does that not depend on just who owns your local provider

You will already be operating under the same legal and sovereignty restrictions as your local provider. So providing you're already obeying the law you are under no more risk by using a local cloud service provider.

Using a Microsoft OS is a long way from giving them all your data to host.

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Spotify strikes back at Radiohead - but artists are still angry

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WTF?

Re: Aww, poor spotify

If that dick at the top of the company wasn't creaming it it might be possible to agree with you....

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Re: nothing to do with them?

Sharing a member surely makes them related.

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Fedora back on track with Schrödinger's cat

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Re: Downvoted for trying to learn about linux?

And they say you lusers are unfriendly!

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Finally, someone's fixed THAT Android hole. Was it your mobe network? No

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Not good practice.

Maybe not, but very common....

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PRISM scandal: Brit spooks operated within the law, say politicos

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Re: Timing

Well, it takes a while to sift through everything finding the few that actually have warrants....

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Re: Why wasnt this done as an independent external audit?

Because an independent external audit would've given the wrong answer.

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D'OH! Use Tumblr on iPhone or iPad, give your password to the WORLD

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better things to do

like tell us how uninterested you are in this story....

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Pwn all the Androids, part II: Flaw in Java, hidden Trojan

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Re: Hooray for the crappy update system!

Hey, it was designed to suck and it certainly works!

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Samsung takes mobile net traffic crown from Apple

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WTF?

Ooh, yeah, me too.

It's time to rethink what a PC can be and discover a new kind of computer. Introducing the Samsung Chromebook Series 5.

Deciding whether or not the Samsung Chromebook is right for you is actually really easy. The first thing you have to know is that it's cheap. Really cheap.

At a launch price of £229/USD$330/AU$319, it undercuts most conventional laptops, and is cheaper even than the new iPad mini.

FFS.

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Re: That sudden downturn in IE

Hmm, so suddenly the shitty tactic of including "optional" (ie. you need to turn them off or they are installed) bloatware alongside a legitimate install is ok? Or is it only if it's Google that this is not evil? The yahoo toolbar still sucks, yeah?

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Up yours, Google! Iran to launch OWN state email service

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Look over there!

We're of course much better off with our internet "freedom". Freedom for the Americans to watch everything we do. And then tell our government, thereby sidestepping any local snooping laws.

But yeah, those fucking Iranians, eh?

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The Yawhg vs XCOM: Enemy Unknown. How small devs can win against the big boys

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Oh Noes!

You'd get rid of Sonic, Mario, Zelda, DK, pokemon, Journey, Flower, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, God of war, GT, Little Big Planet, Heavy Rain, Fire Emblem, Xenoblade etc.... Just so you could stop development of a new X-COM game?

Maybe just play the old one, eh?

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Dead STEVE JOBS was a CROOK - Judge

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Re: every other defendant had plead guilty, admitted fault and paid up.

Really? I thought they'd settled out of court, which means they did not plead guilty or admit fault. Is that wrong?

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IT design: You're not data, you're a human being

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Re: simply out of spite

Hardly. To push users towards the failing Windows 8 more like. Big corporations (Apple's ongoing litigation shenanigans excepted) tend to do things to make money. Do you think keeping XP going is going to make MS much cash? I don't.

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Oi, jobless yoofs: Upload a witty video bio if you wanna find work

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Re: Pick me!

I'm a love albatross!

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Windows kernel bug-squish, IE update star in July Patch Tuesday

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Re: To summarize....

Like that, yeah?

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Apple surrenders in 'app store' trademark suit against Amazon

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Not bad, but I can't imagine them getting compensated enough to dent Apple's ardour for frivolous court cases. You do have to wonder how much this BS has cost Amazon.

We need some way to restrict companies like Apple from throwing their legal weight around safe in the knowledge that they can just go "oh, actually, don't bother" once the other party has spent a small fortune on lawyers.....

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Re: Hmmm

Just for balance, this wasn't about patents, it was about trade marks. Apple are still being unbalanced twats when it comes to patents...

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Universal Credit? Universal DISCREDIT, more like, say insiders

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Re: Minimum wage

No, I think it's actually an attempt to make sure that working people have enough money to live on. It might not work, but I'm pretty sure that's what the intent is.

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BlackBerry's retro-look QWERTY Q5 mobe: Resentment by design

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BB that you can't battery pull?

BB10 better be a lot better than previous versions of BB os or that's going to become a paperweight pretty quickly....

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Android sig vuln exploit SEEN IN THE WILD

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Re: otherwise untouchable bloat

Do you mean the ad server code that generates a small amount of revenue for the developer of the app? If so my heart bleeds for you....

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WTF?

Wow.

If you're correct, and I have not reason to doubt you, that is truly pathetic. Paying lip service to security while allowing any old bollocks to claim to be a signed app. Giving the illusion of security is worse than no security.

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So effectively...

..you're saying that Apple's walled garden approach is the only way to be secure?

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@Reda

What a badly constructed and ill thought out rant. The issue is that older Androids do not get updates. It's nothing to do with how stupid Apple customers are or whether Apple publish full lists of vulnerabilities and fixes. Apple do have issues with security. But they don't have problems pushing updates to devices. So bringing them into the argument only emphasises the fact that Android's update infrastructure is crap.

Well done!

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Re: How quickly the argument changes...

..from "our OS is super secure" to "that vulnerability is useless".....

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Downvoted!

That'll learn you to post a sensible and informative response....

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Seven snazzy smartphones for seven sorts of shoppers

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Re: One-handed operation is key to Many buyers' needs

Wankers.

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Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

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Re: It seized to exist in 1990.

Yeah, it's holding on, but only just!!!!

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Pussy galore: Bubble-bath webcam spy outrage

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Re: Usual initial left wing diatribe from Dabbs

I think he did a fine job of shoe horning his politics into the story, it's not like the market has morals so he's perfectly correct in his "I can make money so I don't care" comparison with Goodwin. I notice you haven't attempted to counter his point at all, you just winge about the fact he's left wing.

If you don't like reading him, why not stop reading him? No reason to abandon the whole site though, his picture is at the top of his articles so he's easily avoided....

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