* Posts by sabroni

1551 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Japan showcases really, really fast … whoa, WTF was that?!

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Re: Half an hour to wait for a platform

IKR, I hate getting to the station before the platform's arrived. Where do you stand?

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Ad-blocking is LEGAL: German court says Ja to browser filters

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Re: legal arguments?

Yeah, anyone know a good tech news site?

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LA schools want multi-million Apple refund after kids hack iPads

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Re: Oh, by the away - these are $200 chromebooks

Educational material should be platform agnostic.

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Re: Oh, by the away - these are $200 chromebooks

So could be replaced by anything with a decent browser? Sweet if so....

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EMEA PC market circling rim, headed for U-bend plunge

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Re: MS can't even decide on the Recycle Bin Icon at this late stage

Well, if fundamental architectural decisions like that haven't been made yet they're fucked.

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JavaScript CPU cache snooper tells crooks EVERYTHING you do online

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Re: whats the problem?

The problem is leaking any information from one supposedly discreet process to another. But I get your point, this does seem to be just a start for further work rather than a usable exploit.

Makes you wonder how browsers can mitigate against this exploit without deliberately slowing stuff down to make it look like the cache was changed when it wasn't....

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Clever but how dangerous?

It looks like they can detect that a mouse has been moved or that network activity has occurred. It's not the "we watched you typed your password" I was expecting from the article. They don't seem to know where the mouse went or what it did. Is it just a case of grabbing more data and finessing the algorithms to get it to be a real risk or is that a long way off?

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Google broke own security with April fool gag

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re: You might like to note the following:

5. Some people take this much too seriously.

6. In doing so they ruin a hilarious thread.

7. I downvoted your boring list.

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re: Have an upvote yourself!

The only comments I enjoy more than the ones with no useful content other than stating that they agree with the OP and have upvoted their comment are the ones where someone comments about upvoting a comment for having no useful content other than stating that they agree with the OP and have upvoted their comment! Upvoted!!!!

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Android lands on Microsoft's money-machine island fortress

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re: Security updates?

Lol!!!

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Steely wonder? It's blind to 4G and needs armour: Samsung Galaxy S6

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Re: "Android 5 is incredibly buggy"

"cant say I've noticed it being any more buggy than its predecessor"

Your point being?

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Aw, snap! How huge HTML links can crash Chrome tabs in one click

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Re: I also get the folks who break for no readily apparent reason

Well don't drive so close then. The vehicle in front may brake at any time, even if the reason isn't apparent from behind. It's your fault if you hit them whatever the situation, so back the fuck up.

Do you drive an Audi?

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Re: Yeah, fucking micro$haft!

I knew they'd be at the bottom of it.

Love you Google!!

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Idiot thieves walk free after stolen iPad uploads pics of them with loot

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Re: You want harsh?

Yeah! Bring back the birch!!!

Though I condemn ISIS they do have some good ideas like stoning people to death in the street, lopping off limbs of petty criminals. You know, _Punishment_.

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Can't patch this: Mozilla pulls Firefox encryption feature after just a week

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Re: So they dig the right thing and you're gonna slag them off anyway.

They deserve it. The explanation of the problem makes it pretty clear they they didn't think this "security feature" through properly.

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EU Commission looking for ways to DECLARE WAR on Google

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Whataboutery

Governments, Apple, Microsoft, Tasimo. Anything to avoid focussing on Google.

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The coming of DAB+: Stereo eluded the radio star

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Re: Todays Music just blows

Yeah, that's right Grandad. It's all just Thump Thump Thump these days. And those bloody teddy boys... I despair!

Anyway, isn't it time for your nap?

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New dirt-cheap Chromebooks: Team Google keeps jackboot on throat of PC titans

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Re: But I love the fact that I can pick up a Chromebook, open it and use it.

Wow! That's a fantastic feature. I wish my windows laptop could be opened and used......

(Maybe it could, if I wiped it and put a PROPER linux on there.....)

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Anti-gay Indiana starts backtracking on hated law after tech pressure

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Re: Sherrie, you're obviously one of the "Gruber Democrat's"

Hey, AC. Hiding your name while insulting other people is pathetic.

You have a user name, use it or fuck off.

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Re: I will remove The Register from my RSS

OOOh! I bet they're shitting bricks! Handbag icon please!!

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Re: pisses off the tolerance crowd.

Yeah, those tolerant bastards, with their lack of prejudice. What a bunch of cunts!

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Microsoft update mayhem delays German basketball game, costs team dear

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Then you need to take control of the update process. Set it to "Notify me" and update manually before taking it anywhere, and reboot. Then it won't install updates when you don't expect it to or leave you with the process half finished waiting for a reboot.

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Re: All they would have to do would be to allow the updates to be optional

That would be the "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them" option.

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Ebay snuffs malware upload bug

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If it's an image

then why does it get executed?

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Google-gate: 'Toothless' watchdog FTC nibbles furiously on journalists

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Re: no substance

Ah, you were at those dodgy meetings! Well, if you say there's no cause for concern that's good enough for me!!

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Half of Android devices open to silent hijack

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Re: moral

Or don't buy a phone with an OS that doesn't get security updates.

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Bride legs it from wedding after groom proves unable to add up

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Re: Could be a good way to get out of a wedding...

Of course it must be that the woman was ugly. Whoever heard of a stupid man?

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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I KNEW IT!

Fucking Micro$haft!!!!!!!!

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'Utterly unusable' MS Word dumped by SciFi author Charles Stross

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Overeaction mods! That was some quality banter you just deleted.

Killjoys.

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You missed the bit that made it newsworthy.

Man changes software then tweets about it.

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Re: In Another Case

Hey, excuse me! There's childish bickering going on here! Don't interrupt!!

I want to so see whether Craig will uncheck "post anonymously" for his next post!

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AMD's new Carrizo: The x86 notebook processor that thinks it's a GPU

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Re: Now we have Capitalist chips.

Really? So 99% of them do the work but the special 1% take all the credit?

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Vodafone didn't have a £6bn tax bill. Sort yourselves out, Lefties

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Re: unless you're a non-dom

non-dom is just bullshit and you know it! I have an affection for the place my Dad grew up? Yeah, that's significant, don't pay any tax.

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Mozilla's Flash-killer 'Shumway' appears in Firefox nightlies

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Re: and a much lesser tendency for silent errors.

While I understand your concern, javascript's desire to keep on running when things go a bit wrong is one of the things that makes it so usable in the browser. Sometimes I go to the console on a site that I'm allowing to run js and there are tons of exceptions listed there, none of which are interfering with the 'correct' operation of the site from my perspective.

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Re: The problem with JS is it is not a particularly well designed language.

And annoyingly it's a lot better than a lot of the 'well designed' ones... (once you learn which chunks of it to avoid.)

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Your hard drives were RIDDLED with NSA SPYWARE for YEARS

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Re: 3 of the first 5 comments

I believe this is, the icon your looking four....

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Apple LIGHTSABERS to feature in The Force Awakens

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Re: unless they draw power directly from the force or something stupid like that :)

Indeed, that would really threaten the credibility of the piece. Just because the force can lift a little starship out a swamp doesn't mean it could have enough power to make a magic laser!

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WhatDaHell, WhatsApp? Student claims 'stalker' tool shows security flaws

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re: More firearms on piles of cash would be fine, though...

Really? You think guns are fine but images of attractive humans are bad? Are you American perchance?

(Don't know what you're moaning about anyway, there's no image on the top of the story on my browser. Is that NoScript working it's magic?)

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Gullible Apple users targeted by bogus order cancellation scam

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Re: you might not have space for actual news

Yeah, I expect your servers nearly full now, what with how long you've been around.

Anyway, I have to read every article, no matter how irrelevant to my interests, so if you could keep it to stuff I'm interested in that'd be great! Thanks!!

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ATTENTION SETI scientists! It's TOO LATE: ALIENS will ATTACK in 2049

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monumental collection of slack-jawed internet mumblings

That's you that is.

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So long, Cyanogen! OnePlus says its future belongs to OxygenOS

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re: Or to put it another way.

Here's another choice that you can make when shopping for a phone.

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Re: Microsoft?

I knew it! Fucking Micro$haft!!!!!

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Dutch government websites KO'd by 10-hour DDoS

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If I know something, and you don't, then you must be stupid!

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Now Samsung's spying smart TVs insert ADS in YOUR OWN movies

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Re: Do adverts actually work?

No, of course not. It's just a fun way for corporations to get rid of all that pesky money.

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Patch now: Design flaw in Windows security allows hackers to own corporate laptops, PCs

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Re: instead apply a default, potentially less secure, group policy.

So if you have you windows configured with appropriate default group policy this isn't a problem?

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Anonymous loose cannon admits DDoSing social services and housing websites

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Re: Meanwhile

Yeah, these days you get arrested and thrown into jail if you say you're English!

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Robot vacuum cleaner EATS WOMAN

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Re: Don't any of you have wives, girlfriends, both?

Yeah, you need tits to work a vacuum cleaner.

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