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* Posts by sabroni

1255 posts • joined 11 May 2007

DAMN you El Reg, CALL ME A BOFFIN, demands enraged boffin

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Re: Ouch!

Downvoted, I wonder why? Presumably for daring to suggest scientists shouldn't believe in their ideas...

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Redmond patches 66 flaws on Patch Tuesday

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Re: the average home user

Will have just let it default to "automatically install important and recommended updates".

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Stephen Fry MADNESS: 'New domain names GENERATE NEW IP NUMBERS'

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Re: Isn't a number that is almost infinite, er, infinite?

Is a number that is almost 100 100? Is 98 100?

And Mr. Dibnah wouldn't approve of that attitude when it came to engineering. Is this strong enough to support 100 tons? Yes, it's strong enough to support 98 tons....

Finding another idiot on the internet doesn't make Stephen Fry correct, it's not the facts with the most votes that are right.

And relax......

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New Apple iOS to help fanbois thwart Wi-Fi network spies

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So if your router is filtering by mac address

will it not allow a previously registered iDevice to connect once upgraded?

(Yes, I know the mac address is spoofable, no I don't use this as my sole means of securing my wifi.)

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Jellybean dominates Play, still seated atop rising KitKat

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re: that the Gmail client is just a link to a website.

That's exactly what it should be. Why on earth would you need a proprietary app to do email?

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Thanks for nothing, OpenSSL, grumbles stonewalled De Raadt

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Re: Act like a kid, get treated like a kid.

Or alternatively, act like a kid and responsible adults still do their best to keep you safe.

How can anyone take open source seriously when major bits of software are managed by pouty children? "He did it first" is not an excuse that works when it comes to software security.

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Linux users at risk as ANOTHER critical GnuTLS bug found

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Re: So GnuTLS is badly implemented according to one email 6 years ago

Jesus, that post is rubbish. You go from "The original post is suggesting that GnuTLS is bad. No one has said it isn't." to "So GnuTLS is badly implemented according to one email 6 years ago" in the same paragraph, pausing only to say that OpenSSL is also shit. Is it possible that maybe you need a third, non-shit alternative?

>> Can I compile that email into a library that applications that link against GnuTLS can use?<< No, but you could presumably submit a patch that used counted length data blobs instead of using strlen and strcat.

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Re: There are reasons that GnuTLS has to be used in some situations

Followed that link. The comment basically says "we have to use it as it's the only one compatible with the licences". I don't see how that follows the initial post that says "most of its external and internal APIs are incapable of passing binary data without mangling it". Surely if the only licensable option is insecure then someone's going to have to write a new one or fix the old one.

The original post quoted said "it needs to be using counted-length data blobs everywhere". Isn't this the "amazing alternative" you're asking for?

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US bloke raises $250k to build robo-masturbation device

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Re: poets know....

...how to construct a limerick correctly. What you've typed doesn't scan right. How about:

There once was a royal marine

who invented a fucking machine

at the 99th stroke

the bloody thing broke

and battered his balls to a cream.

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ASUS launches 5-in-1 Android Windows Phone laptop tablet (breathe)

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But what we ALL want to know is...

Can I wipe them both and put two PROPER linuxes on there!!!

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Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the WORST

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Top Article.

It's got all the googletards in a lather!

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MacBook Air 13-inch: If you squint hard enough, you'll see a lesser-spotted Apple Price Cut

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Re: you were being a troll.

Hmm, maybe. Or maybe the original post was a bit of marketing. Whichever, If I'm the one trolling why are you hiding your posting history?

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Re: my brain can't quite get to grips with...

I'm just taking the piss. "Can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there" is the tiresome freetard response to pretty much any hardware related story on here.

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Re: So all your first posts should just be blatantly disregarded.....

Sorry, did I touch a nerve?

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Re: Just got one, very happy

So happy you just had to sign up just to tell us. With a few more posts under your belt your glowing endorsement would carry a bit more weight.

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But surely the most important question has to be...

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

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Apple vows to squash iMessage SMS-KILLER

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Re: Bin it off

Do what?

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Oculus boss: True virtual reality is 'a decade or two' away

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Does this requirement come from the NSA?

No, I believe it comes from the requirement to simulate focal depth. You can't focus your eyes on things in the "distance" with current stereoscopic 3d and to simulate that they need to know where your eyes are pointing.

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Shockwave shocker: Plugin includes un-patched version of Flash

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Active X could also be killed off in Internet Explorer by tampering with the Registry.

Or, if you run 9 or over, you could turn on ActiveX filtering, disables by default but can enable on a site-by-site basis.

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Redmond slow to fix IE 8 zero day, says 'harden up' while U wait

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Re: @ jake

Jesus, could you patronise that up a bit for me?

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Microsoft walks into a bar. China screams: 'Eww is that Windows 8? GET OUT OF HERE'

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Re: It has also attempted to lock users into a walled garden, among other issues.

Well, with a comprehensive list of clear problems like that you've certainly shown me a thing or two. Well actually one thing, which doesn't really bear any examination once you realise the "walled garden" allows you to install all the apps you used to run on 7...

But "playskool UI", now that hurts.

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Re: How on earth did MS go from something as good as W7 to the CRAP of W8?

it's easy. They changed the start menu. That's it. Every single moan on here boils down to "I didn't want them to change the start screen". And while a load of nerds bitch about how unusable it is and how it's TOTALLY CRAP those of us running it just click on the desktop tile and use it like 7.

Seriously, it's not that big of a deal. Install a start button replacement if you must, but if you dislike change that much then you're probably in the wrong business....

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EBay, you keep using the word 'SECURITY'. I do not think it means what you think it means

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That's known as Schrödinger's anger.

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More chance you came a cropper on a UK road than bought a Chromebook this year

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Chromebooks are great!

Because you can wipe them and put a PROPER linux on there!!!!!!

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Rival BT sics ad watchdog on EE: ASA growls at 'most reliable broadband' claim

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at least 200 of them work in the same office as me...

They do tend to put all the stupid ones together....

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No such luck: Apple, Samsung say peace talks are off – way off

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Re: Apple, how dare you do such a thing.

Indeed. Poor Xerox.

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Motorola Moto E: Brill budget blower with one bothersome blunder

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Re: Probably because it's a little daft?

Yeah, stupid hearing impaired people. Why should they get to communicate in the way they choose? Surely anyone who can sign can write, it's not like they teach signing to kids. They should use texting and be grateful they're allowed to do that!!

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FSF slams Mozilla for 'shocking' Firefox DRM ankle-grab

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Re: If it's part of HTML5

then why wouldn't they? Are they a standards compliant browser or not?

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Activist investors try forcing Google to pay more taxes

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Re: Interesting

Right on cue.

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Sony bosses will return bonuses as firm preps for BILLIONS in losses

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Re: All in all, it's not really comparable to a Western business 'integrity' maneuver.

Isn't that because it's not a "maneuver" at all? Whether it's cultural or to do with integrity they don't feel they can accept the bonus. Your talk about law is pretty disingenuous, it's perfectly legal to not pay a bonus which could just as easily happen in the west.

"It's a pretty small price for the Sony execs to pay though" So why don't we ever see this sort of thing over here then?

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Seriously?

No one commenting on the actual contents of the article then? The top execs at Sony are returning their bonuses because the company is doing poorly.

I think that demonstrates integrity far beyond any I've ever seen from corporate management in the west. I don't see why you'd choose this article to comment on firmware upgrades or lousy software.

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Linux distros fix kernel terminal root-hole bug

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Re: Never mind the facts!

Let's fill this page with MS hate then we can all pretend this Linux vulnerability never happened.

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Botched SAP billing system helps Npower reach No 1 on gripes list

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Upvote!

for "shower of bollock-jugglers"!

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Nintendo says sorry, but there will be NO gay marriage in Tomodachi Life ... EVER

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Re: The natural environment for children is to have a male and female parent.

The natural environment for children is outside. Don't hear you railing against houses.

It's much more important for children to have a loving home environment, one loving mother or two loving dads is better than a male and female parent who hate each other and fight all the time.

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re: I'm trying to imagine such a game...

I bet you are. Looks good, yeah?

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re: the last thing most parents would want...

... is little timmy asking why ryu and ken are kissing like mummy and daddy do

Well maybe most parents (citation needed) should stop being so uptight and just explain that ryu and ken love each other just like mummy and daddy do and that's why they're kissing. Seems pretty straightforward to me.

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You are so right!

Likewise if you play COD, stop wasting time in front of the computer and get into the real world and start slaughtering! All you tetris fans, start destroying real walls! All you pacman heads, take pills and eat ghosts in real life.

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ZTE Open C, the Firefox OS mobe you'll almost want, now on eBay

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What you mean is..

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

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Atom, GitHub's code editor based on web tech, goes open source

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Re: when editors made in C/C++ are available that can even be used on ancient hardwares.

If this used web technologies properly the answer to your "why would anyone use this" question would be "because it runs on any platform that has a modern browser on".

As this comes bundled in an OS specific executable I'm forced to agree with you, a C/C++ implementation would've been more efficient. Not so easy to bolt in all the new js frameworks that a text editor so obviously needs though....

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Re: the source is available

I know.

The obvious point I was making was that these are all web technologies so should really run on any modern "standards compliant" browser. Where's the advantage is taking all these "run anywhere" components and bundling them into an OS X specific executable? How much extra effort went into bundling them that could have been spent delivering a genuine cross platform app?

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html, css, javascript

Wrapped up in a OS X only executable. Way to miss the point!

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Potato in SPAAAAACE: LOHAN chap cooks up stratospud with Heston Blumenthal

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Well....

I for one welcome our new starch based, cosmic ray enhanced, creamy mash overlords!

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Tesco to tout its own smartphone – now THAT'S an unexpected item in the bagging area

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Re: Never mind that!

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

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Titsup UK Border IT causes CHAOS at air and seaports in Blighty

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Re: There may have been chaos at the borders

Ooh, starting a sentence with "But, ", doesn't look exactly like cutting edge grammar to me. You can debate whether starting a sentence with but is ok, but you certainly don't need a comma after it.

Hoisted by your own leotard!

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The quid-a-day nosh challenge: Anyone fancy this fungus I found?

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Try the chinese supermarket if you can..

.. I use Wai Yee Hong's in Bristol (near Ikea) and they do packet noodles for 25p but with powdered seasoning, separate chilli sachet, sachet of soy sauce, little sachet of dried onions and a sachet of flavouring oil. Loads more flavoursome than Adsa ones and lots more flavours to choose from.

Does the recipe above (noodles in cup-a-soup) remind anyone else of the lifestyle recipe tips from Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun?

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Amazon veep: We tweak our cloud code every 16 seconds – and you?

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The Amazon cloud tweaks its software every 16 seconds

And that's supposed to be good why exactly? Are they finding bugs at nearly 4 a minute or are they just faffing around with stuff that already works? Or does "tweaks" mean insignificant changes?

Yet more MS style "Big list of stuff = best product" thinking.

There were no posts here when I composed this, honest! I didn't consciously copy Ken!

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Top tip, power users – upgrading Ubuntu may knacker your Linux PC

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Yeah fucking Microsoft! Bunch of twats.

Sorry, what was the article about again?

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Trolls and victims watch Supremes for definition of meaningless patents

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Re: therefore should follow English practice as laid out in the OECD.

Which clearly states you should use the name "Supremes" when talking about the US Supreme Court!

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Dell charges £5 to switch on power-saving for new PCs (it takes 5 clicks)

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Re: Out of interest, why did you install OpenSSL on a Windows box?

Wanted to bleat about windows being insecure so had to install something open source on it?

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