* Posts by sabroni

1623 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Apple seeks fawning 'journalists' for in-house 'news' self pluggery

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Rory Cellan-Jones.com

as they hilariously call him on PM!

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Sunday Times fires off copyright complaint at Snowden story critics

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Re: Private Eye is left wing?

You weren't reading it during the last Labour government then...?

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Microsoft picks up shotgun, walks 'Modern apps' behind the shed

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Re: It's perfect for touchscreen devices like tablets and phones

Indeed, you wonder how users of Windows Phones (both of them, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) would get on with desktop Skype. How well does it work without a keyboard and mouse?

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Microsoft to Linux users: Explain yourself

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re: Why bother trying to help Microsoft to make their product better and more like Linux

How is that relevant?

Don't you mean "Why bother to help Microsoft make it easier to manage Linux on Azure?"

My guess would be that you would help them because it would make Linux a more attractive option on Azure, meaning less people using Windows?

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Re: Redmond roll their own Linux Distro.

Isn't that specifically why the license is like it is, so anyone can use it?

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Re: Tell us why we should spend time learning your system

I thought the request was for you to tell them about your system?

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Time to face the Apple Music: Spotify looks worried, and rightly so

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Re: Muppet.

Ooh, name calling? Sounds like I touched a nerve!

"I can name many artists I like, although I doubt you have heard of them." Isn't that a quote from the article I linked to?

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Re: certainly not interested in paying not to listen to that crap.

That's you that is

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Women are fleeing from the digital sector, reckons UK.gov report

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I'm in non way inconvenienced by the status quo

so I'm fine with it.

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Using leather in 'leccy cars is 'unTesla', rages vegan shareholder

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Re: providing the world's population with the protein it needs to survive.

Meat isn't the most efficient way of utilising land to produce protein for humans. Even given the need to eat multiple vegetable protein sources in one meal to get a balance doesn't make meat more efficient.

There's no real reason a car needs leather as any part of it, other than the fact people like it.

Vegans aren't all mental. The production of cows milk is arguably much crueller than meat production.

Must be nightmare deciding who to deride the most, the freaky vegans or the mental e-car drivers...

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NY, Connecticut investigate Apple for Music service violations

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re: In the 1990's, I used to have a 486 recording the audio output of VH-1 and VIVA....

... on a rolling loop just in case a decent song came on.

Well don't leave us hanging! Has one come on yet?

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Taylor Swift withdrew her music from Spotify in protest against the freemium model.

Not really. She withdrew it because they didn't pay enough. Whether the money comes from Ads or Subscriptions is irrelevant. She didn't say "the moneys fine but I hate advertising".

Is the rest of the article equally sloppy?

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Obama issues HTTPS-only order to US Federal sysadmins

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Re: Post them a Linux CD

Hate Mail.

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Remake, remodel: Toshiba Chromebook 2

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Can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there!

FTFY.

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Gasping for an Apple Watch? You'll have to tremble and shake for two more weeks

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re: Only Apple knows how many Watches it has shipped so far and how many orders it has received.

How does this compare to other Apple product launches? Are we at the point where, if this was an iPhone launch, they'd be shouting about breaking sales records or do they never release sales figures this quickly?

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Windows 8.1 market share grows, Windows 7 slips, Windows 10 lurks

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Re: Win7 usage

People use Android on the Desktop?

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Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

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Orlowski articles

always seem to have over zealous moderation.

Why so sensitive?

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Couple sues estate agent who sold them her mum's snake-infested house

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Re: Black rat snakes are good eats

Classic jake!! (Though I'm surprised they don't give excellent milk!)

Fuck it, I'm in a good mood. Have an upvote!!!

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Spoiling staff with toys could turn against your business

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Re: Don't treat users like children

Yes, very good son. Go and show your mother, I'm busy.

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Re: Having a stable and common infrastructure is exactly what leads to Windows XP and IE6 ...

...still being widely used for a long time after they should have been buried.

I disagree. There's plenty of Windows XP and IE6 installs that are nothing to do with a stable and common infrastructure. Laziness, penny pinching and a disregard for the value of IT (and the opinions of IT professionals) are much more common reasons.

I'd say that "a stable and common infrastructure" and "open standards for data formats and exchange" go very well together.

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My life under Estonia's digital government

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Re: because it has made services that were once secure and distributed insecure and centralised.

That's the opposite of what the article claims, principle 1: decentralisation combined with interconnectivity: there is no central database; every stakeholder (government department, business or even individual) has the freedom to choose its own system in its own time with the guiding principle being that all participating systems be able to work together

You can't both be right. Got any references to back up your "insecure and centralised" claim? The article doesn't have any....

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Creationist: The Flintstones was an accurate portrayal of Dino-human coexistence

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Re: Best to ignore them

No, best to look at the evidence they present and make your conclusions based on that.

There was an excellent article about the moon landings in Fortean Times a couple of years ago. Someone who thought they were faked was given 5 or 6 pages to show photos and explain their reasoning. The next issue featured a load of letters explaining all the issues raised in the article and why they were invalid, destroying all of the fake landing arguments comprehensively. IMHO this is how it should be done. Everyone gives their evidence and arguments then you can decide for yourself.

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Re: even in western mainstream education the "religious education" is there.

And rightly so. Religion is a massive part of human life and has been for thousands of years. To not educate children in religion because you're not religious is like not teaching them history because you're not from the past or not teaching them geography because they don't live on a mountain.

The problem here is that R.E. is supposed to teach you ABOUT religion, not preach religion at you. I'd be interested to see exactly what was taught in that lesson, did your daughter just love the story and the songs or was the teacher trying to convince her that Christianity is the one true faith?

Sounds like you'd add a bit of balance as a governor, but don't get carried away. Arguing from a position of knowledge is always better.

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Re: But we don't revere his scripture

Really? So what's that wee fish with the word "Darwin" in it doing on the back of that car?

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Microsoft: Cortana not exclusive to Windows – it loves Android, iOS too

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Re: GPS related

Oh, my bad. Further digging reveals:

https://cortana.uservoice.com/forums/249009-general-cortana-feedback/suggestions/5875392-cortana-running-with-gps-turned-off

Long and the short of it: Cortana does have to have the location services on. Some argue that as this is Windows phone that won't make any difference to battery consumption: "Disabling location services on the OS level doesn't really conserve power in a noticable way." Hmmm, surely it takes more power to check location than it does to not check location...

So sorry for doubting you!

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Re: I want the ringer and email notification to turn off at night.

Well looks pretty straightforward, and certainly not GPS related: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/how-to/wp8/cortana/quiet-hours-and-cortana

Does this not work? What makes you think you need the GPS on to do this?

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Re: Insane....

No, it's not. From a consumer perspective it makes sense. As an events scheduler and search front end there'll be enough hooks for Cortana to work on iOS. Besides, MS would want to keep a few things Windows only to give them an angle when it's time to upgrade your phone.

Their strategy with this and Office365 is to go cross platform. Given their market share that's eminently sensible.

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Celebrating 20 years of juicy Java. Just don’t mention Android

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Re: anomalous adoption spike

Do what?

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A good effort, if a bit odd: Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 2

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The Pi needs windows

like it needs any OS. Choice is good. Learning that there are different ways to do things is good. If you learn that some ways are better than others then so be it, but having the choice is important.

Besides, if all this proves is that Windows is bobbins what's your problem?

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Re: uh?

First quote was with respect to running the PI windows app on a pc, where the GPIO hardware doesn't exist. He's saying there's no emulator.

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Google DOG WHISTLING fails to send URLs across the room

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Google Tone temporarily stores a URL on Google’s servers

Why? It broadcasts a URL using sound.

It's compulsive with them. No matter how irrelevant to the job at hand they have to scrape our data.

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Microsoft celebrates 25 years' SOLITARY SELF-PLEASURE with GROUP SESSION

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Re: gorilla.bas

The monkey victory dance was popular where I worked at the time. Fixed a bug? Monkey victory dance!!

Different times!!

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Blocking mobile adverts just became that little bit easier

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re: URLs *ARE* part of the content.

Don't be obtuse. The network doesn't need to parse the content. The browser on the device parses the content and requests the ad. The mobile network blocks the ad networks IP address. No need to snoop on any content.

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Elon Musk: I'm neither a samurai nor a bastard

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Re: good point Druck!

Carry on Musk! Apparently most tradesmen are dodgy so you do what you like!

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Microsoft's Surface 3 is sweet – but I wouldn't tickle my nads with it

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re: this comes with a year's free Office 365

>> not so nice for those unwilling to commit to one tablet maker for the rest of their days. <<

one tablet maker...?

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Open source power-up on the way for arcade game emulator MAME

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Re: Or proper light guns..

Proper light guns need a CRT unfortunately. Best you'll get these days is some camera based fakery like the wii pointer (which actually works really well for light gun style shooters, but it's not "proper"!)

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

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@King Jack I'm light heartedly pointing out how stupid this new law will be.

No you weren't. You were hilariously dissing those religious idiots that you know so much better than. Can't say I though it was funny (And I have a very good sense of humour!!), it just sounded like the usual intellectual intolerance directed toward the religious that you get on here all the time...

Are the 47 upvotes ironic? Difficult to tell isn't it....

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HRA

Just let those who disagree with it opt out of it. Abdicate your rights if you really think the HRA is a bad idea.... But no, it's always someone else's human rights that are the problem.

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Re: reintroduce fox hunting

Because it never stopped and someone might notice? You don't need terrier men on a drag hunt....

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Re: this legislation is almost inevitably going to end up in abuse of power

You seem to have accidentally typed "almost" in the middle of that sentence...

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Re: If so I'm all for it.

Right, so May's got the right idea in your opinion? The government should promote free speech by stopping free speech?

I guess someone got the government they deserved....

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Azure gives AWS the blues again in Nasuni cloud storage poll

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Re: Stupid article based on one Cloud customer storage preference

WAAAAH!!! SOMEONE WROTE SOMETHING NICE ABOUT M$!!!!!!!!

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Time to get your babble on: Microsoft opens Skype Translator Preview to all comers

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Re: Is it true that Klingon was based on Quechua?

Please refer to my previous post!

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In addition, instant messages can be translated into ..... Klingon.

Grow the fuck up!

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4K refresh sees Blu-ray climb to 100GB, again

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Re: DRM again........

Too much faff. I bought one BluRay disc, eventually managed to rip it and watch it with VLC and tbh even paused and up close it didn't look any better than a dvd to my old eyes. Won't be buying another one, I used to watch VHS videos so DVD is more than crisp enough for me....

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UK safety app keeping lorries on the right side of cyclists

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Re: just too dange.

You kids with your cool lingo!!!

(That's one to use next time I skype the boy, convince him I'm down with da yoot!!)

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When they were handing out empathy

I was in the queue for self righteousness getting seconds.

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That DRM support in Firefox you never asked for? It's here

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Browsers should be standards compliant!

Unless I disagree with the standard, obv....

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re: it encourages proprietary protocols as companies.....

...build their own clients and hide data from the web.

And they should be stopped from doing this why exactly?

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