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PayPal plugs SQL injection hole, tosses $3k to bug-hunter

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Re: what do you expect

Or Candy Mafia! 4 Thai girls in a pop group!

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Wii-U boat torpedoes Nintendo's '¥20bn profit' into ¥20bn loss

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Re: I own one!

It's good to know that people who have one are enjoying it. Don't think it'll help sales though....

But I was a fan of the N64 (though PSone was supposedly better) and the GameCube (though ps2 was supposedly better) and I love my wii (apparently there are no games for it! My collection must be all in my head) so I don't really care if the WiiU is a big success, it just needs to be successful enough to allow Nintendo to carry on making games.

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>>"It is Nintendo’s first console for 16 years to play host to a Mario game written specifically for it"

First Nintendo console to launch with a Mario game written specifically for it maybe <<

No, the quote from the article is just ridiculous, all Mario games are written for a specific piece of hardware. TBH, if the author of the article really thinks this then you may as well stop reading, they don't know shit.

And Enjibenji, there's a game called mario 64 you might be interested in....

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Google donates 15,000 Raspberry Pis to UK schools

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@Ian Johnston, 9:14

>> this is what happens when well meaning technical types try to guess what's needed for education. <<

As opposed to technically illiterate and totally out of date teachers trying to guess what technology is needed for education?

Maybe, both groups need to work together. Sniping about it won't help. Pis are a cheap affordable way to learn to code, if teacher's have better ideas about getting kids coding they need to express them, not dis this attempt to help.

And I hate Google! But they didn't have to do this, so fair play to them.

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So: 6,500 Win 8 laptops later, how are BT's field engineers coping?

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But it's no better than 7

The original argument against 8 was that it was worse than 7. I think the fact that it's being used in the real world without all the massive difficulties that the gui is supposed to cause is interesting.

And who uses windows 7 on a touch screen device? Anyone with real experience of that? Is it as good as 8 on touch?

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Yay for iOS 6.1, grey Wi-Fi iPhone bug is fix- AWW, SNAP

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Re: mean spirited dicks who just like to be negative.

Welcome to the UK.

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Zuck on it, Google: 'Public' Facebook events are dead to you

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Re: Yawn

YOU ARE SO COOL!

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Tiny tech ZigBee harnesses puny power of the press

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Re: Pot, kettle, etc...

Sounds like a win-win to me....

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Re: Pot, kettle, etc...

You accuse the press release of Gobbledygook but use the word "leverage" instead of "use"?

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China may axe 13-year console ban, games OK for kids after all

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Re: What's the difference...

...about 30 quid.

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Oh, those crazy Frenchies: Facebook faces family photo tax in France

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Re: FaceBook has chosen to not be unavailable in your country

so what's the problem?

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iPhone hangs on in US, Japan, but EVERYONE ELSE bought an Android

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Re: How many times have we heard that Surface was selling really well

I haven't heard that once. Did you read that on here? Any links you want to share? The impression I got was that both surface and WinPho8 were struggling for sales despite a massive advertising spend.

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re: The folk that genuinely believe Google is evil

There's a difference between seeing mountain view for the profit driven privacy invaders that they obviously are, and thinking they are evil. They're not evil, just greedy.

But I am glad there are versions of Android around that don't talk to mountain view. Maybe I'll be able to switch on my phone's GPS without it sharing "anonymous" data with them....

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Megaupload outed file-sharers to Feds months before Dotcom raid

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Re: all the comments

what a bunch of whining pussies. Came on here expecting your political views to be endorsed and got a little disappointed?

The register will take the piss out of anyone it likes. If you don't like that then please come into the comments section and moan like a bunch of entitled teenagers until the world changes to make you happy. If you could hold your breath while you wait that'd be super!

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Fucking hell, Taxi's eh!

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Re: I'm not sure why El Reg is on a vendetta against Kim Dotcom

It's simple, here's the official register vendetta list:

Apple

Google

MS

Windows Users

Apple OS users

iPhone users

Android users

Linux Users

Freetards

Paytards

Sexy ladies

Kim Dotcom

They are all victims of the horrible register with it's slightly sarcastic tone. Sorry, when I say slightly sarcastic tone I mean EVIL VENDETTA.

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This week's BBC MELTDOWN: Savile puppet haunts kids' TV

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Re: BBC lefites

Awesome posting! "not watched TV for ten years". That is priceless stuff! You're not selling satellite tv are you?

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Former CEO John Sculley: Apple must adapt or die

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Re: @Steven Roper

"making computing accessible" != "dumbing down"

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Ex-Doctor Who babe Karen Gillan touts dodgy diet pills in twit gaffe

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@Rattus Rattus

Indeed! Why sit in a rickety wooden chair when you can relax back into a nice settee with lots of cushions!!!

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Re: Slow news day?

I regularly see commenters on the register using their account to spew messages about how uninterested they are in the article they're posting about. What's worse is those who are so uninterested in the uninterested comments that they have to post an even less interesting comment about the original uninteresting comment.

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Re: She might soon need them herself

She's a good looking woman but (IMHO) she'd look a lot better if she put on a little weight.

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Titsup Windows Phone 8 orders user to cram 'boot disc' in mobe

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Re: You use an OS where a program crash will take it down ? Good grief !

Actually, thinking about it, it doesn't crash the OS so much as make it shut down. It goes through the same process it goes through when you click shut down, so it's not technically a crash, it's an unwanted reboot...

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Re: You use an OS where a program crash will take it down ? Good grief !

Yeah, I just don't use chrome. I've not had any other program crash the OS. I run Safari, firefox, Iron, Opera and sometime even IE and they all manage to run without breaking the OS. I guess those Google engineers are just really clever (as well as really funny!).

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Re: True innovation - and laziness?

Agreed! When I see Chrome crash and take down Windows with it, it's the hilarious Star Trek message ("it's dead Jim") that makes the loss of all my work bearable.

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Re: bygone code that is, at it's core, now unstable

Of course, all the old instructions that computers used to use are now unstable. We have new instructions for new code that are much more robust.

If you were to take a modern os, hack around with an image of it and try and run it there is no way you could reproduce this sort of problem.

When oh when will we get an answer to the problem of code degrading over time?

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China's Android users warned of giant botnet

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re: People ARE idiots

NukEvil, you are a person and have just proved your own argument. Well done!

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Re: Yeah, if you need your nappy changed by apple!

Too right! Real Men have Malware! All you pussy's with your "easy to use, does what you want" devices.

There are NO ADVANTAGES to something that is easy to use. Your gran is just a dick.

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Re: Google Market Place?

It's called Google Play now. They renamed it last year. So to download from the Google Market Place I'd need to go back in time.

And you're called Obviously. That's ironic....

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Re: Google Market Place?

Good idea, I'll just nip back to last year and get some apps....

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re: Got to be a Daily Mail news flash, or a troll by a fanbois.

Of course! What other possible logical explanation could there be?

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Siri, will Chrome's new speech features kill you?

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SRWare Iron? go on then!

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Re: Am I the only one...

I don't know about talking to them, but I spend a lot of time berating devices. Will an Android phone ever be able to actually Fuck Off when told?

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Bob Dylan's new album is 'Copyright Extension Collection'

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Re: Seriously.

Me. Tedious nasal whining I do myself.

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@LarsG Usually the artist thought it was crap and didn't want to publish it.

I thought that was more a record company thing. An artist records something they think is good, not the same as their old stuff but pushing in a new direction. The record execs think the target demographic would be bigger if the songs were poppier, more radio friendly and more like the old stuff so tell the artist to produce something else...

Of course these days record companies don't have the control they used to have, but when they were the only way of getting your music out they had a lot more power.

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Samsung spaffs $3.9bn on chip factory in TEXAS

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Re: What is it going to cost

You live in Texas but pay tax in Korea?

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Wikipedia doesn't need your money - so why does it keep pestering you?

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Out of that entire article

that's the bit you choose to take issue with? It's just a bit of hyperbole and not central to the theme of the piece which is about wikimedia trying to guilt trip people into donating more money into it's already massive cash pile.

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Web devs gasp: HTML5 takes big step toward standardization

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Re: there is a single editor, at the moment employed by Google

Oh, right. That's fine then, Google would never try to further their own agenda in a situation like this.

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Re: HTML became a living standard

A living standard? What exactly does that mean? Because it sounds like it means it's not a standard at all, just a document listing what the current popular browsers are implementing. While quite useful in day to day coding that's not really what the standards process is about.

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Instagram back-pedals in face of user outrage

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Re: sheep-like bunch of fickle retards

So if you're not selling to humans, who are you going to market at?

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Swedish teens GO BERSERK in Instagram sex pic slut riot

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Re: There's a lesson in that

Surely that all depends on whether the alleged perpetrator was actually at the school that got surrounded. They could be in the rioting mob for all anyone knows.

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Siri: Can you make a Raspberry Pi open a garage door?

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@Shitpeas

Satire, thy name is Barry.

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Conmen DID use leaked info of sporty civil servants... to attack HMRC

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@Anna

What are you doing writing articles that aren't slagging off Apple? Have you forgotten your agenda?

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The Sons of Kahn and the assembly language of the internet

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Re: Are we going backwards in software development

Providing you're using a relatively up to date pc you could do a csv processor in Javascript in any modern browser. It'd run on a massive number of devices and have no ties to any particular manufacturer. Using a webkit browser would give you a pretty spiffy debugging environment as well.

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Microsoft notices Xbox gamers actually slack-jawed TV fans, adds 43 new apps

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Re: Smart tvs suck

Not bloody smart enough. I prefer a dumb tv with something clever plugged in to it. Or a number of clever things, even better!

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Re: Microsoft can't do anything very well

They seem to have shoe horned themselves into the console market pretty effectively. Remember how when Xbox 1 came out we all knew there was no way they'd make a go of it? Of course that's a dead market now. Except for the new Android console that's going to be awesome, obv...

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Re: Copycat? Not likely.

No, read the posts above, Microsoft have no ideas, they only copy Apple. It's just this time they did it first...

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That square QR barcode on the poster? Check it's not a sticker

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Re: using nutmeg as an hallucinogen.

I wouldn't recommend that, I believe hallucinogenic doses of nutmeg can also be harmful, even occasionally fatal. Tripping while suffering from palpitations, convulsions and nausea is probably not much fun. There are much less risky hallucinogens around if you must partake.

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Re: So all a hacker needs is some stickers

And access to the building! If the baddies are inside then dodgy QR codes may well be the least of your worries...

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I've got the 'fastest growing THINGY ever', boasts Google+ chief

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Re: Ads?

The real question is whether you're stopping Google getting the ad revenue or not. If they're tracking you, serving you targeted ads and you have something that stops them showing then they're still making money off you.

A better fix would be to stop them tracking you in the first place. To my mind all you're really doing is shutting your eyes and going "la la la, can't see you tracking me!"...

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Re: LOL, more misguided crap from idiotic writers

Most. Apt. Title. Ever.

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