* Posts by sabroni

1878 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Learn you Func Prog on five minute quick!

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Re: As for JavaScript... its a rare website that doesn't have coding errors these days

Indeed, but I could show you lots of shit C++ code, does that mean that C++ is also crap? (ok, bad example, but true for any language!)

Javascript is strange, with a lot of unusual features and gotchas, but that doesn't mean you can't write elegant robust code in it that works without throwing errors.

It would help if the people writing the javascript were programmers and not designers....

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Patch ASAP: Tons of Linux apps can be hijacked by evil DNS servers, man-in-the-middle miscreants

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Re: this story only really came out yesterday

Wow. You should work in government.

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Re: Bah!

Look! Over there! MS are evil!!!!

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Re: this story only really came out yesterday

So it's when the story breaks that's important to you, not when the vulnerability is introduced?

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what happened to

"It's 2016 and clicking a link can pwn your Linux pc"? Worried about how much it would upset the freetards??

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Tandy 102 proto-laptop still alive and beeping after 30 years, complete with AA batteries

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Tandy 102?

But, can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there?

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Is this the last ever Lumia?

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IKR!

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

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Indonesian comms ministry orders 'gay emoji' block

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Re: Religious people do not think for themselves.

Because all non-religious people are independent thinkers? Yeah, right.....

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AdBlock Plus, websites draft peace deal so ads can bypass blockade

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Re: Have a look at www.gotati.com.

Arghhh! My Eyes!!!!!!

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Remember Netbooks? Windows 10 makes them good again!

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re: because of all the reasons that have been pounded out here before on so many threads.

Doesn't stop any of you pounding them out again though, ad bloody infinitum....

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The Mad Men's monster is losing the botnet fight: Fewer humans are seeing web ads

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Re: No sympathy.....

No, when lot's of people get something wrong it becomes right by weight of numbers!

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Re: What do people who had already paid off their mortgage get?

A house.

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Little warning: Deleting the wrong files may brick your Linux PC

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Re: For those not technical enough to understand

Is that the differentiator? Sure it's not just "For those unfamiliar with linux"?

Wind your neck in.

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Windows 10 will now automatically download and install on PCs

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Re: all manual for almost a year now

How's the wrist holding up?

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Re: They own you.

Slightly OTT. They own your pc.

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GitHub falls offline, devs worldwide declare today a snow day

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re: when GH goes down its like a free holiday

Hardly, the whole point of using GIT is that you have a full repository locally. And you can post updates to each other without using github if you have to get someone else's code. At least that's how it was sold to me....

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Thought you were safe from the Fortinet SSH backdoor? Think again

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Re: that would be the same fortinet...

An AC with a logo? Why are they hiding their posting history when posting such un-controversial stuff?

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Twitter goes titsup

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Re: He wanted me to fix it, pronto.

Hey, you built it! You should fix it!

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Spoilsport scientists unstick Spider-Man

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It's for kids.

Grow up!

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Video game retailer GAME in email marketing FAIL

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re: I don't think it is for El Reg to be dismissing the severity of the problem.

If you don't like opinionated reporting you're on the wrong site.

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Confirmed: How to stop Windows 10 forcing itself onto PCs – your essential guide

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Re: Couldn't find any of that stuff

Sometimes the settings have default values in code and the registry is only necessary to change them from the defaults.

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Re: All a bit late, really

Sounds interesting. A quick google reveals:

Kaffeine is a media player for kde. while it supports multiple phonon backends, its default backend is xine, giving kaffeine a wide variety of supported media types and letting kaffeine access cds, dvds, and network streams easily.

Sorry, none the wiser....

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'Wipe everything clean ... Join us ...' Creepy poem turns up in logs of 30 million-ish servers

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Re: I really don't see the point of what they did

How sad.

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Firefox will support non-standard CSS for WebKit compatibility

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Re: The moronic webpage "so called" designers

And if the customer insists that you support feature X on an iPhone and on Chrome and the only way to get paid is to use a webkit prefix? Even after you've explained how much of a bad idea that is? You'd close your business rather than implement something browser specific?

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Re: Almost; the critical difference being that WebKit isn't stuck on one platform.

The problem with IE6 sites wasn't that they only worked on Windows, it was that they only worked on IE6. Your critical difference actually makes this worse, there's even less reason for the move to standards.

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Microsoft releases major PowerShell update after long preview

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I'm more interested in what you couldn't administer on IIS with powershell (with appcmd as a backup). Weren't MS claiming that the IIS front end was going to be changed to run powershell scripts behind the scenes? When I was playing with Powershell configuring IIS last year I managed to automate everything I needed to, but then I was only making app pools, configuring worker processes, nothing particularly fancy....

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Re: A shortsighted view

Funny how the reasoned, sensible post in the middle has a name attached. Getting of sick of people using Anonymous posts as an excuse to behave like dicks.

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IT bloke: Crooks stole my bikes after cycling app blabbed my address

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Re: what's going on on the other side of the pond

amanfrommars!!! We've missed you!!!

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Re: Why a joke?

Yeah, dial down the humour! A bit more sanctimonious moaning would go down much better!!

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VMware, Xen issue urgent patches

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re: C does no such thing. C _enables_ you to do such thing.

That's _handy_.

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Surface Pro 4: Will you go the F**K to SLEEP?

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Re: AND I'M AT A UNIVERSITY.

Get a fucking job!

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Mozilla looses Firefox 43, including Windows 64-bit variant

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Re: kept on loosing the COMCTL32.DLL file

LOSING!!!!!!

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Big Brother is born. And we find out 15 years too late to stop him

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Re: Curious

Who would have thought! Making the haystack bigger doesn't help find needles.

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Rebels defeat the Empire (again) by giving BB-8 an API

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Tiresome

Got as far as "Yawn, got bored" then lost interest in your comment....

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Microsoft to OneDrive users: We're sorry, click the magic link to keep your free storage

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Re: You mean all the stuff it already has access to?

Why is it asking for permission to access stuff it already has access to? Just to put people off?

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Re: I suspect Roq D Kasba is a US based Microsoft apologist.

But we can read his posting history and judge for ourselves. There's no reason for your comment to be AC unless you've got something to hide, like being a US based Google/Apple/FOSS apologist?

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Typo in case-sensitive variable name cooked Google's cloud

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Re: A single misplaced one or zero can and will play all kinds of havoc on any given system.

That's an argument for making your system NOT care if a human accidentally gets the case wrong. It's tricky enough to get computers to do what we want, why add extra difficulty by having "sessionAffinity" be a different thing to "SessionAffinity"? They both look like the session affinity to me.

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Re: It's easy to see how someone got mixed up.

It is. Treating "sessionAffinity" as being the same as "SessionAffinity" would've fixed that. You'd have to find another way of differentiating the two if they are actually different, but adding another word to indicate the difference would help. I quite like long variable names as long as each word contributes some meaning.

Remember back in the day when we used prefixes to indicate types of things? Can anyone remind me why that was such a bad idea?

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Re: Just shoot me. The world is toast. We are done as a species. It's over.

Because some people like an IDE that corrects casing mistakes? Computers are tools for humans, not the other way around. Grow up.

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Hackers add exploit kit to article asking 'Is cyber crime out of control?'

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warped sense of humour?

Well i guess i must have one of them too.

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All eyes on the jailbroken as iOS, Mac OS X threat level ratchets up

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Re: Consistency please.

Interesting, if true. Citation?

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Think you're all done patching? Not if you have any Apple gear

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Re: everything we own that's more complicated than a can opener

Don't worry, the IOT will mean your can opener needs patching too!

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Google proffers plugs in Android MMS pwnfest

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Re: android phone's alarm won't work from off.

When I switch my phone off, I want it to turn off. Sounds like you want an alarm clock.

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Re: But presumably still way behind Google in that regard.

Windows phone + browser = best of both worlds!!!

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Re: my 4G has gone from 30mbs download to 89

Presumably with a corresponding boost in uploading your personal info to MS.

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Day 2: UK research network Janet still being slapped by DDoS attack

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Mozilla bins 'Tiles' ads plan in Firefox

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Re: But you can continue to think that they're living a hand-to-mouth existence

That is exactly what I believe!! Are you psychic?

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Whisper this, but Java deserialisation vulnerability affects more libraries

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Re: end users still tend to get the software handed to them in one fat bundle

An end user needs a single bundle. You don't buy a car, then go and get an engine, some suspension, some wheels, brakes, an exhaust etc.... End users want a working thing, they don't care that it's made of lots of sub-things.

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