* Posts by sabroni

1378 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Bendy, but hangs loose too: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch Android tab

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Re: Let the downvotes commence

Attention seeking much?

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Words to put dread in a sysadmin's heart: 'We are moving our cloud from Windows to Linux'

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Re: is it really easier to find people with Windows skills

As the article is about moving from one environment to the other surely they already have people with Windows skills.

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Trolls pop malformed heads above bridge to sling abuse at Tim Cook

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Re: I refer you all

The point is obvious from the tweets printed. There's clearly a lot of people who still need to learn how to respect others and their freedom to love who they want to.

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Yes, Virginia, there IS a W3C HTML5 standard – as of now, that is

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Re: Does this make any difference?

Really? Oh thanks Frankee, you're so knowledgeable, please educate me more!!

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Re: Strong typing would at least have thrown an error.

And spending two minutes learning about javascript's aggressive casting before you started coding would've helped too. JS is not strongly typed. Trying to use it as if it is is never going to work. Nevertheless it's a programming language and there are rules (it'll coerce to the type on the left of the ==, for example*).

Posting "I didn't learn how it worked and it was different than I guessed" puts you at fault, not JS. If you don't like it once you've learnt it then that's a different issue. But complaining that it's not strongly typed is like complaining that your apple isn't orangey enough.

*(use ===, not ==, no coercion!!)

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Does this make any difference?

If you're not old enough to remember the upset and distress caused by IE6 and it's non-standard ways, and you're happy for Google to be the one's setting the agenda now, then no. If you think all browsers should be capable of rendering all web pages then yes.

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Hey, YouTube lovers! How about you pay us, we start paying for STUFF? - Google

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re: someone produces a very, very average song

Hardly average at 2 billion views......

Not proggy enough for you grandad?

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Knock Knock tool makes a joke of Mac AV

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Re: Don't we need a coupla two tree more parameters for this definition

I'd rather see that than 'No overload for method takes 1 argument'....

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@Cliff: They really do, don't they?

Not me. What gets up my goat is the constant posting by some on here that you can make any device better by wiping it and putting your favourite Linux distro on it.

We get it! A load of people on here like Linux. Now change the fucking record.....

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Re: its downloading a bunch of javascript malware that on windows would be an issue

Why? What's going to execute them on Windows? Isn't your email client the thing that'll parse these scripts? Doesn't the mac client have the same capabilities? (Genuine technical question everyone, so can we skip the OS flames if at all possible? When I double click a .js file in windows it opens in notepad...)

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FTFY

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

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UK.gov set to burn half a BEELLLION POUNDS on one-dole-to-rule-em-all IT, claims PAC chair

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Re: Labour is having a laugh....

Well they certainly seemed to have fucked up the English Language curriculum...

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Re:in the commercial world, there would be real, tangible consequences

Like when the banks nearly went bust?

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Vulture trails claw across Lenovo's touchy N20p Chromebook

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Re: With 16GB of storage it'll need to be put on a diet to fit in it.

Right, 95 it is then!!

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Re: The battle is lost to preserve the correct meaning of monetisation

and "curate's egg". Apparently another phrase for "a bit shit" is more valuable than a specific one for "they say bits are ok but it actually has no redeeming features"...

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Yeah but...

...can I wipe it and put PROPER Windows on there?

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DOUBLE BONK: Fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets

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Got some Chop Suey warming by the fire...

Show us yer knickers!

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Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...

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Re: With the aforementioned AdBlock...

...there's no revenue for the site and it'll end up titsup. Noscript allows static ads. (Of course, if the ad revenue collection requires JS then there's still no cash, but where money's concerned people tend to care more about coping without JS...)

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NOT OK GOOGLE: Android images can conceal code

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Re: it's like the MS JPG issue from several years back.

No it's not! This is Google, hence fixing it in an update is ok and we can move on. Nothing like MS!!!

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WAITER! There's a Flappy Bird in my Lollipop!

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They could compromise the system though. Security and minimal attack surface are more important. I would suggest these engineers get a hobby that isn't just fucking around with their day jobs (or make a game that stands alone) and stop putting back doors in, even if they think they're robust.

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Doctor Who and the Dalek: 10-year-old tests BBC programming game

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Re: I seem to be unpopular with the 14 programmers who couldn't bear to leave VB behind today.

Unpopular? No, the replies clearly state why they disagree with you. The concepts you need to learn to code are language agnostic.

Stop pretending it's all VB diehards hating. (Though you've clearly no knowledge of vb.net....)

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NASTY SSL 3.0 vuln to be revealed soon – sources (Update: It's POODLE)

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Re: A dangerous worm has been discovered

except Worm is just the name of the team that wrote the exploit, it's not a worm. It's an exploit that requires users to download and run a compromised Powerpoint presentation. Quite unlike the Heartbleed and Shellshock exploits.

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Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe

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Re: So that rules out anyone at MS or RIM/Blackberry ...

Oooh, burn!

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Vulture takes BlackBerry's Passport through customs

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Re: I don't feel the need to look at my smartphone constantly

Me neither, not sure why you think that's relevant. How about answering the phone while walking carrying something in one hand?

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Re: I don't get this problem.

It's for when you're using your phone while doing something else, say eating a bowl of cornflakes. One hand holds the spoon and feeds you, the other works the browsing device.

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Return of the Jedi – Apache reclaims web server crown

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Re: @FF22

Accuracy is important. This is a technology news site. You sound more upset than the original poster....

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Rebellion sees Chromium reverse plans to dump EXT filesystem

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Bit pointless

arguing over the file system for an OS that's supposed to be all cloudy.

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WOMEN, your 'SUPERPOWER' is ... NOT asking for a RAISE: Satya Nadella

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@ ElReg!comments!Pierre

However much you may talk it up, it's difficult to see how having two separate pay grades for men and woman can be less complicated than having one for both sexes. Sounds like nonsense to me.

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Shift up, gran! Microsoft turns living room into AR game 'space'

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Re: difficult to use this sort of setup in a environment similar to what I have.

"All the content in RoomAlive is driven in real-time and dynamically adapts to the exact colour and geometry of the user's living room". Sounds like they're specifically trying to target that issue.

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Eh?

Though it was MS, not Google.

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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, honest!

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Looks Cool!

I mean Boo! Down with Micro$oft!

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Holey? COWL! Boffins build boxes to hold sketchy JavaScript libs

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relying on JavaScript libraries written by third parties

doesn't mean you have to trust third parties to host those libraries.

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Uni boffins: 'Accurate' Android AV app outperforms most rivals

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Re: Cigarette?

Yes, I know.

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Even small businesses need control over their mobile devices

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Re: all they are really doing is (slightly) inconveniencing me

Presumably the idea is to keep cached copies of data on your device to a minimum. With a web front end there might be some caching of assets but you'd hope that actual email contents wouldn't get cached. That's not the case if you run a fat email client, which is why they require the remote wipe capability.

Seems perfectly sensible and reasonable.

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Music-mad Brits drive up hardware sales too – claims BPI

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Re: Other way round

Put an album on then channel surf with the sound down till you find something that sort of goes with the music. Cool!

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Re: they're just in it for the money

Companies just in it for the money you say? Wow, every day's a school day!

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Microsoft's nightmare DEEPENS: Windows 8 market share falling fast

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Re: with no simple way to prevent users receiving the MS update nag...

other than flagging the update as "don't show me this again"....

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DVLA website GOES TITSUP on day paper car tax discs retire

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@Ashley Ward, it's not really a big deal.

Really? How many private car sales are there a month? The govmnt just grabbed themselves an extra months road tax off every one. It's a cynical attempt to weasel some more cash out of the plebs.

If the car is taxed why should changing owner untax it?

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Re: wait until a few days after teh renewal date

Surely that's legal, you get charged for the whole month even if you pay on the 30th, so it must be back--dated...

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OpenVPN open to pre-auth Bash Shellshock bug – researcher

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re: This whole thing is just natural selection at work.

Yeah, it's targeting freetards and maclusers....

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Re: So how commonly used is the "auth-user-pass-verify" option used though?

Surely it's not how often it's used that's important, it's how often it's enabled.

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Universal Credit CRISIS: Howard Shiplee SHIPS OUT of top job

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Re: PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE!

What about Plan Z?

It's evil! It's diabolical! It's lemon-scented!!

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Hackers thrash Bash Shellshock bug: World races to cover hole

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re: most of them, if they are Linux based, are using Busybox

Oh fine, as long as most routers are secure I won't worry. That's standard security practice isn't it? You know, just do the best you can, a few holes here and there probably don't matter....

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Emma Watson urges UN to back feminism – trolls threaten to leak her 'nude selfies'

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Re: Feminism is about equality, that's it.

Typical fucking SJW bullshit!

I myself prefer social injustice! (As long as I'm not subjected it, obv....)

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Le whoops! Microsoft France boss blows lid off 'Windows 9' event

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Re: Yeah right....

Like we're going to listen to someone who uses Windows 8!!! I'm much more interested in the opinions of those who won't go anywhere near it, they give a much clearer impression of how shit it is.

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus: GORGEOUS FAT pixel density - but it's WASTED

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Re: others call it... suboptimal

Are you saying my arse is suboptimal?!?!?!?

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Re: Pure genius

my arse.

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Ab phab: Apple is Britain's coolest brand YET AGAIN

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Re: Even Rolex can be had for as little as 5000Chf

Seriously? You think prohibitively expensive = cool?

Cool has nothing to do with how much something costs. This list is nonsense, the Fonz is not interested in any of these brands.

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Apple pours a cup of JavaScript for its Automator robot

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Re: OS X is already a fully scriptable OS @sabroni

Ah, so this is just adding a more popular language so people don't have to learn Apple script or use graphics. Interesting. Thanks for the reply!

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