* Posts by sabroni

2077 posts • joined 11 May 2007

'Doubly unacceptable' Swiss vegan forces his way into the army

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Re: Soy?

It's nowhere near as efficient in terms of kilo of protein per hectare though. The deliciousness of that protein is a different matter....

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Re: Anybody who says otherwise has never been to a farm around cows.

Sorry bud, have to take issue with that. A friend of mine had a house right next door to a dairy cattle barn and complained to me on a number of occasions about the amount of noise the distressed cows made when their calves were taken. They were upset for days. The idea that farmers don't take milk that they could sell to keep the cow happy is a lovely one, but I'd need to see some proper evidence to take that as being the norm, not just an "I know better than you" comment.

At the end of the day it's often not cost efficient to be kind. A lot of farmers are good people who take their responsibility seriously, but that doesn't mean it's safe to assume all farmers would put an animals happiness above how much money they can make.

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Why's that then?

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Re: I'm confused.

It's not tricky. Veganism is about stopping industrial scale animal cruelty, or at least not contributing to it. It's a very different thing if another nation threatens your homeland. There's no reason why a vegan shouldn't defend themselves, it's not pacifism.

In fact some vegan texts argue that milk production is more cruel than meat production. One involves impregnating an animal and then taking it's child away after a few days, the other just kills the animal. The first results in years of cruelty, the second could represent a year of wandering around a field then a quick visit from a man with a shotgun. Which would you prefer?

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Re: pork by-products get everywhere, including the propellant in rifle cartridges

A quick google reveals a Daily Mail article that says gelatine is used during manufacture of bullets, to transport the propellant into the casing. Can't find any other references to this. I wouldn't take it as gospel if the only source is the Mail....

But additionally, there are plenty of plant based gelatine substitutes, I'm sure they can get him some vegan bullets if they need to.

Vegans aren't necessarily pacifists, not harming animals in your day to day life isn't the same thing as not defending yourself when attacked by other humans.

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Dirty COW explained: Get a moooo-ve on and patch Linux root hole

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Re: Amazing, the lengths some people will go to in order to diss Open-Source!

It's fair to expect the Register to keep quiet about something like this, after all it's only an reliably exploitable privilege escalation bug in Linux and Android.

Though I am appalled that there wasn't a mention of some sql server inter service bug you vaguely remember from years ago! You know, for balance.

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Re: A man who seems to have serious communication issues...

...to point where I'm willing to question his mental stability.

It's a good job you're not in a position of authority then. There are many of us who question Linus' communication skills, but surely few would make the enormous leap to "questioning his mental stability". He is in control of something that grew way beyond it's original scope to become a product with global significance and with that in mind I think he copes relatively well. To finger this bug as evidence of a health issue is mental.

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Re: gaping holes in Windows XP and other Microsoft OSes

Yeah, look over there! MS suck!!!

Nothing to see here.....

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Report: UK counter-terrorism plan Prevent is 'unjust', 'counterproductive'

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Of course the difference between his photo and mine is........um........

You're not brown?

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Who killed Cyanogen?

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Re: CyanogenMod was a hobbit project

Small with big hairy feet?

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Microsoft tries, fails to crush 'gender bias' lawsuit brought by its own women engineers

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It should go to court.

Then we can get a good look at exactly what metrics being used are. If there is indeed significant wiggle room in assessing performance, and clear indications that better candidates were passed over, then there should be penalties. If the problem is just a perceived one, the perception being that men can't be unbiased in their assessments, then the case should fail.

Trying to decide the outcome before the evidence has been gathered and assessed just reveals your own, liberal or authoritarian, prejudice.

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Democralypse Now? US election first battle in new age of cyberwarfare

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Re: Democracy...?

If both candidates had been compromised in the same way it wouldn't be a problem. The fact that republicans get to keep their secrets does make it imbalanced. Still, the revelations so far have hardly been earth shattering, even breitbart can't seen to find anything damming, no matter how hard they spin it...

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Pair programming – you'll never guess what happens next!

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More difficult to scratch my balls with someone sitting next to me.

Your testicles are so big that people sitting next to you get in the way of you scratching them? I think you may need to see a doctor...

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As someone wisely quoted on here recently, we need to stop thinking about coding as being a way to tell computers what to do and start thinking about it as a way to explain to other humans what we want computers to do.

In some performance critical situations it may make sense to write dense, obscure code, but most of the code being written today is business related and an emphasis on it being understandable is much more valuable than shaving a couple of percent off run time.

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US government wants Microsoft 'Irish email' case reopened

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Re: I've chosen to not use those services

So for the purposes of this argument not a user. We're specifically talking about users of MS email services. Surely even the Merkins wouldn't expect to legally get MS to raid your personal email server...

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Court finds GCHQ and MI5 engaged in illegal bulk data collection

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Dunno about the migrants, the refugees are running from bombs and torture so a bit of data slurping is probably not enough to deter them. I wouldn't let it put me off from trying to keep my family alive....

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Virtual reality is actually made of smartphones

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Re: and I am not biting.

You posted a comment didn't you?

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Re: Hmm the reality distortion field is strong with this one

And how many p800s did Sony Ericsson sell?

This article confuses "the first successful smartphone" with "the first smartphone", but it's difficult to argue that the unsuccessful ones changed the world.

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Re: Smartphone 1998

Or is it because all the smart phones before the iPhone died on their arses and Apple made them desirable?

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British jobs for British people: UK tech rejects PM May’s nativist hiring agenda

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*Your* intent may have been pure, but that's not how BRexit played out.

It's very difficult to judge how many people answering the question "Should Britain leave the EU?" were actually responding to "Are there too many immigrants?" The way this government is twisting one to mean the other is pure bullshit.

Claiming that "pond scum swung the vote" is just as closed minded. The racists and little Englanders were always going to vote to leave. The vote was arguably swung by those who's decision was based on the economic possibilities.

The name calling from both sides is equally divisive and needs to stop.

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Smell burning? Samsung’s 'Death Note 7' could still cause a contagion

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Re: Disagree with general consensus here...

The comment threads on here aren't really a representative sample of the target consumer base though. The vast majority of users don't give a fuck about removable batteries or fixed batteries wouldn't have become so common...

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What does Amazon have in common with Uber and Lyft? Road rage

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Re: Don't like the check? Don't work for them

Piss off. Amazon make more than enough money to pay them and treat them like the employees they are.

No wonder the only people who can afford to work at these jobs come from other countries with a lower standard of living. Want to do business in our country? Pay a wage that people can live on. If your business plan can't handle that it's a shit business plan.

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'My REPLACEMENT Samsung Galaxy Note 7 blew up on plane'

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Re: Don't forget the dog.

Oh my god! They eat dogs! How gross. Now pass me that kebab!!

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re: you've still got some time before it combusts

But is it enough time to get the battery out or only enough to have your hands hideously burnt?

I wouldn't fuck around getting the battery out of a phone that looked like it was going to combust.

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Linus Torvalds admits 'buggy crap' made it into Linux 4.8

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re: Sure, anyone can read them

I'm pretty sure that make them public.

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Ooh, you've posting that opinion in the wrong thread. These articles always bring out the religious zealots.

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Yeah, you really need to spin the things that TRUMP says to make him sound stupid....

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Re: So before contributing

He was around in 2002 and he forgot something Linus posted back then? What a twat.

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So before contributing

you need to go through 15 years of Linus' posts?

Maybe someone should get a checklist together instead? It'd be massive, but more easily readable than 15 years of posts, surely?

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Google melts 78 Android security holes, two of which were critical

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Re: Things I learned today

Why all the Samsung hate? Do any Android manufacturers (who aren't Google) patch regularly?

Maybe Google have something to do with this? Shouldn't they have put a decent update mechanism in place?

MS get shit on here all the time for Windows Update being crap (becuase it is) but at least it exists which is more than can be said for the generic Android Update service.

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Good God, we've found a Google thing we like – the Pixel iPhone killer

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Re: No card slot

Yeah, but unlimited online cloud storage!

Now stop trying to keep your own data and start uploading!!!

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Google's hardware extravaganza: Ad giant takes on Sonos, Roku, Linksys, Amazon, Oculus... you name it

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all the demos relied on everything being held on Google's servers.

Surely they use open APIs and there are configuration options that we can use to un-tether them from Google?

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Google may just have silently snuffed the tablet computer

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I don't remember this weekend

Really, really, really old.....

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ICO boss calls for EU-style data protection rules post-Brexit

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FFS

However you voted in the referendum can we stop with the pointless name calling please? The decision was clear but the majority was hardly overwhelming. 52% is over half but it's not the massive mandate some seem to think it was, though it is a mandate. There's millions of people on both sides.

Whatever, we need a data protection law in some form. We should be talking about the specifics of this legislation and what we need it to do, not repeating the same tedious name calling.

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Microsoft warns Windows security fix may break network shares

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Re: Hiding things for "security reasons" is called security by obscurity

So my windows machine should completely forget a share and the things I've accessed on it if it tries to connect one day and it's not allowed?

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Re: Hiding things for "security reasons" is called security by obscurity

What do you call denying access to things that you don't have permission to access? I got the impression that that's what this change is about.

Windows gets slagged off for failing open. Looks like they're changing this to fail shut.

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The web is past peak innovation: It's all negative returns from here

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People use beautiful things

In terms of user interfaces, if you want people to use your software it needs to look appealing. Users will stick with a beautiful system that's not behaving much longer than with an ugly system. That gives them a chance to find a successful route through the product.

It doesn't matter how great something's internal design is if no one uses that thing. Of course the inverse applies, a beautiful front end to a non-functioning system is pointless. As with most things, a balance is required.

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Sage advice: Avoid the Windows 10 Anniversary Update – it knackers our accounting app

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Re: The missus reckons we should bite the bullet and embrace the penguin.

Wish my missus was that dirty. I'm lucky if she dresses up as a nurse. I suggested bullet biting once and had to sleep on the settee for a week, so I'm loathe to bring up bestiality.

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Re: I have logged 23 Windows 7 updates that interfere with a Microsoft program I use every day.

Tried updating to 10?

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Microsoft paid me $650 to scrub Windows 10 from my grandpa's PC, says man

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$650 is nothing to MS

Hopefully this story will gain traction on the mainstream media, then it will cost them a lot more....

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Unlucky Luckey: Oculus developers invoke anti-douchebag clause, halt games for VR goggles

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Re: threatening to put other people out of work

That's not what they're threatening. This argument is trotted all the time whenever an unethical business is in the spotlight. (Not that oculus is unethical, just that the argument is the same.)

It's Oculus' responsibility to get support for their product. If this bloke wasn't so full of himself no-one would know about his politics and it wouldn't be a problem. He is the one threatening people's jobs by pissing off so many people in the development community.

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I bet you are. The sugar boycott played a massive part in making slavery illegal in the UK and Nestle are still having trouble clearing their image from the baby food scandal. Political boycotts, unlike marching, rallying and most other forms of protest, can actually work.

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Double KO! Capcom's Street Fighter V installs hidden rootkit on PCs

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Re: who demands DRM because more money.

It's not DRM, it's anti-cheating. Still stupid, but for a nobler reason.

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It's Friday – and that means one thing: Yup, Microsoft's TypeScript 2.0 is out

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Strong typing at the poit of use is vital

Why?

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Microsoft deletes Windows 10 nagware from Windows 7 and 8

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Re: so difficult in fact that Debian have been doing it

I think the MS install base is a little larger than the Debian one, and also has less consumer users.

Get back to me in the year of the Linux desktop and we'll see whether they can maintain that under scale.

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Re: Hmm, you're either one of those poor souls...

See! Exactly the kind of humility I was talking about!

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Re: how badly they fuck up something so simple

I mean, what could be easier than robustly updating 3 different operating systems on any PC configuration you can think of? Fucking Idiots!!!

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Re: our humble family.

Thanks for that!

The humility always shines through whenever the penguins are posting!

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TRUMP: ICANN'T EVEN! America won't hand over internet control to Russia on my watch

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re: We are praying after the election ever one will forget about him.

Stop praying and organise to stop him, because from where I'm sitting it looks like he's getting a free pass to spread bullshit while Clinton is still expected to act like a presidential candidate. Trump will be president if you aren't very careful.

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Will US border officials demand social network handles from visitors?

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re: Sorry, but that's a bad example.

The USA and Canada are definitely the main countries of the world. Add in players from 5 other countries and that is truly a World series!!

(Of all the countries that give a shit about rounders.....)

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