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1326 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Impoverished net user slams 'disgusting' quid-a-day hack

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I can't believe you said that!

How dare you! Just because my life is an empty meaningless pit does not make me a crackpot! That is so OFFENSIVE!!!

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Mozilla accuses Gamma of dressing up dictators' spyware as Firefox

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Re: I may be dead wrong

You are. The idea that political activism is tied to a particular operating system is genuinely pathetic. Real activism requires you to get out there and do something, no OS required.

Good use of, commas though.

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Re: Can't see the downvote

votes. Mentioning downvotes is like a red rag to a bull round here.....

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re: People with responsibilities

Responsibility? I think the word you're looking for is greed.

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FONDLESLAB market DEATH STRUGGLE: Latest rankings in

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Re: I am actually humbled at just how accurate my predictions were

Humbled? Really? You sure you know what that word means?

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Brits on benefits: 'Dole office site only works on PCs over 10 YEARS OLD'

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Re: don't let me stop you, feel free.

You're the one claiming that it's fine on a modern browser. Do you now concede that you have no idea whether the site works in Chrome?

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@JDX Yeah, loads of benefits claimants know about Linux.

Why shouldn't people on benefits know about Linux? Are you being a pompous dick?

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Re: I realise that's not the disaster we'd been banking on.

Disaster, Banking. On a story about benefits! Ha ha, like it, very droll.

Of course, a form appearing is all it needs to do....

Bloody lefty propaganda, eh? Even the logos red! It's like the fucking bbc round here!!!!!!!

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Ultra-hackable Google Glass could be a security nightmare

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@Eponymous Cowherd

>> the correct approach is to report it without the lurid "we're all gonna die" headline <<

No. Stupid headlines are part of this site. If you don't like them, don't read them. I think they're one of the best things about the Register, I particularly enjoy the way they get various fanboys in a lather...

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Master Beats: Why doesn't audio quality matter these days?

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Re: isn't what I call music. Not even remotely.

So what. You don't call it music but millions of people do. And Vlad's attempt to somehow separate "tribal drums" from other forms of music just shows the ludicrous snobbery going on here.

What both of you seem to be saying is that you think about music, and when you think about hip hop it doesn't make sense to you (plus you only seem to have heard ganster rap, a popular genre but by no means all that hip hop has to offer). Try feeling your music instead of thinking about it. Maybe these other forms will start to make more sense to you then.

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Re: Did you really need the political commentary?

I find it's valuable to read things written by people who's politics I disagree with. You certainly can't engage with them in any meangingful way if you don't at least try to understand where they're coming from.

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Re: Footballers

Random Rant of the thread! Take an upvote!

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Re: old enough to remember the 70s.

I remember. If only Dave could buy the prole's votes by giving them houses, eh?

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Re: @Vladimir Plouzhnikov

Yes, understand.

Though obviously you've proved your thorough understanding of hip hop with that extract from De La Soul's "3 feet high and rising"....

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Re: "Music" is the problem

The term "audio quality" just isn't applicable to music I don't listen to or understand. That crap would sound the same coming out of anything as I'm just not listening.

Other people liking different things, which in reality are the wrong things, is the problem.

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UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now

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Re: "No. Because I'm not an idiot."

You are a bit up yourself though.

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You hear that, Mr Cook? Samsung's profits have gone UP

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Re: balanced reporting

El Reg is perfectly balanced. Read more comments on more articles, you'll find people who think it's biased against MS, biased against Google and biased against Samsung. It's biased against all of them, if you find that too difficult to grasp then go and read some pro-apple site.

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Reg hack to starve on £1 a day for science

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Re: I assume you are in UK

because reading the whole article, where the author states he's in Spain, would be too tricky?

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Make cool shows, make money: Netflix's SHOCKING TV strategy

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The problem is that streaming doesn't suit my needs

Me Neither! No one ever thinks about us!

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First Firefox OS developer phones to launch on Tuesday

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Re: What's with all the bad language?

It's not a big deal. I personally like a bit of cussing if it adds emphasis, and it's only the last paragraph for fuck's sake....

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Re: golf clap

Eww, nasty swelling around the head of your club?

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Weak iPad, iPhone demand hits LG Display in the wallet

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Re: Simply posting verbatim what some idiot is saying online

So you don't want comments enabled on this article?

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BadNews, fandroids: MILLIONS of Google Play downloads riddled with malware

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Re: Not really anything to do with Linux....?

Hmm, and by extending that argument a lot of windows malware is nothing to do with windows. Hey, it's not my fault you run as admin all the time....

It sounds like what you really meant was "la la la, can't hear you!!!"

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AMAZEBALLS: Buy a doomed Apple TV, get a replacement free

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Re: Non story disguised as ad-magnet?

Your post isn't funny so doesn't need a joke icon. My satire was bleeding obvious so I didn't add one either.

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Re: Non story disguised as ad-magnet?

Yeah, and they just use it to drive idiots to post comments, again upping the ad revenue.

Do they think we're stupid?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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Re: Extra, extra!

I think it's more: "Extra! Extra! Perfect device manufacturer releases imperfect device"

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Foxconn must pay Microsoft for EVERY Android thing it makes

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Re: It's not really your business what patents they are is it?

I do hope that's irony. Just in case, the problem is that it's difficult to avoid infringing patents if you don't know what they are.

Otherwise nice one, very droll!

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Will Google's rivals swallow the 'labelling remedy' pill?

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Gateway to Google Products

Oh, like windows used to be to other microsoft products...

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'You can keep it' - Brit's nicked laptop turns up on Iranians' sofa

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Re: Read by people who like tech and hate thieves.

Where's the thieve hating bit of the site? I seem to be stuck in the tech. half....

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Brit cops blow £14m on software - then just flush it down the bogs

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Re: Try that in the private sector (The REAL world)

So the banking sector isn't part of the public sector? Or are you just not aware of the massive rewards for failure in that industry? A good example in the news today about the public money that bailed out HBOS and was then given in bonuses to the men who fucked it up....

What you mean is that in the private sector (The REAL world) some poor pleb would've been forced to take the rap and fired while his manager got another bonus.

(alternatively, my grossly simplified version of the REAL world is better than your grossly simplified version of the REAL world...)

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'Sorry, I don't get the drama around having an always-on console'

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Re:Gamers are mostly fickle children

whereas internet trolls are super mature....

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Remember Streetmap? It's suing Google in a UK court

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@ObnoxiousGit

>>If you come up with the best online maping service ever created, then lots of people will use it<<

And how do they find out about it? Every time they search for a map they see a massive Google ad at the top of their page for the familiar product they're used to using, why would they look further down? You seem to be unwittingly highlighting the whole point of this story. You shouldn't put a fox in charge of the hen house....

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The gloves are on: Nokia emits super-sensitive £99 Windows Phone

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just as cheap on contract

hmm, I feel there may be a hidden extra cost here, can't quite put my finger on it....

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Re: Nice £100 phone

Or is it because you've tried one and the back button behaviour was too mental for you?

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MoneySupermarket: Google never warned us about payday loan AD BAN

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Re: weren't Google forced to hilight their own search results?

It's ok, when the last competitor has been ground into the dust there will be no more "whining".

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#nonsense

#hashtagsarefortwitter #painfullytrendy #tiresome

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It's Google's business, within the law they can do what they like. No one has a right to appear on a page of Google search results. The OFT's guidelines may be more important in the UK but Google are a global company.

If you don't like it then advertise on one of the competing search engines (though in the EU claiming that other search engines are "competing" is a bit of a stretch...)

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USPTO backs down on iPad mini trademark objections

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Re: meanwhile, outside the USPTO...

Hey! I was cleaning it in the bath and slipped!

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Disney shutters Star Wars game unit with 200 layoffs

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Re: you just remove & dump the additional stuff you don't want.

I know Disney aren't a charity, I'm not suggesting they are. I'm suggesting that if you buy a company then make people redundant shortly after there should be recompense for those made redundant. You seem to be disagreeing with that, can you explain why you think that's wrong? Do you agree that Disney shouldn't have bought the games company if they were just going to shut it?

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Re: you just remove & dump the additional stuff you don't want.

And you don't have a problem equating fluffy dice and vile seat covers with people? I see them as quite different and would say people's livelihoods are a little more important.

I stand by my point, this is asset stripping and at the very least those who lose their jobs should be entitled to a generous redundancy. No doubt those who engineered the deal are getting a healthy bonus.

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Re: Shame...

I disagree. There is tons of variety and imagination in the current games market, it's bizarre that you're claiming it isn't so. From the 70p time wasters on iOS and android to full price console games there is more choice than there's ever been, with lots of titles that involve neither split second timing or loud irritating "music". Stop moaning and take a look around, there's loads to play whatever your taste!

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Re: Let's be honest here....

... you may be right, but the fact that Disney just bought it and then shut it down reeks of asset stripping. If you don't have plans for a business then don't buy it. This sort of shit should be illegal, at the very least there should be mandatory massive redundancy payouts when a new owner decides to shut a company they've just bought...

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Review: HP ElitePad 900 Atom tablet

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I’d also prefer to speak "Stop"

I'd also prefer to say "Stop".

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Gaming's favourite platters get another stir of the pot

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No Luigi Love??

I'm playing Mansion 2 at the moment and it's bloody lovely! 20 minute levels, lots of variety, funny animation and great attention to detail. One of those games where if you lookup how to do something on the interwebs you're then kicking yourself for not spotting something that seems so obvious now! The 3DS seems to work so much better when your peering into a miniature world rather than when it tries to do expansive vistas.

I take issue with the comment that it's using the gyroscopic controls for looking around though (it only does this when you peer through windows, not for any large portion of the game, thankfully!). It looks to me like it's using the cameras on the lid to decide where you're looking, I reckon it's just too fast and precise to be the gyro. Does anyone know for sure?

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Wikileaker Manning peace gong petition backed by thousands

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Re: No no no no no no.

One of the best ways to stop forces personnel being exposed to danger is to stop invading other people's countries....

But maybe you could explain how covering up US war crimes helps promote peace? Presumably you mean the sort of uneasy peace that an occupying force brings...

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Brits, Germans, French, Dutch, Spanish and Italians ALL to probe Google

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Re: a completely unfair one.

Boo fucking hoo. Europe is composed of many countries with separate legal systems. If you can't deal with that don't do business here.

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Dongle smut Twitstorm claims second scalp

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>>There's just no way to avoid the fact that the moment women get involved in anything the entire agenda/atmosphere of whatever that is must be adapted to suit the 'thoughts/feelings/sensitivities' of now present females.<<

What sexist nonsense. It sounds like you've had some bad experiences with women Dave but you've obviously not met many if that's how you think you need to behave around them. Try just treating them the same as everyone else, you'll find that there's a massive range of them, all with different personalities. Why, they're almost like real people....

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Give Google a COLD HARD SLAP - web rivals' plea to Euro watchdog

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Re: AC 15:04

Priceless!

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Re: People still use Google?

I disagree Dave, I think an awful lot of Google searches are performed by people who don't know that there are other ways to search the internet and haven't even given it a seconds thought. A very similar bunch of people to the people who just used to think the internet was IE. Maybe Google should be forced to put a map service choice screen in front of your first use of Google maps....

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Mobile kingpins to marketing mavens: Bonking is brilliant, wanna try?

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in the uk

we pay to send smss, not to receive them, so at least the nagging message is free....

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