* Posts by sabroni

1639 posts • joined 11 May 2007

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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Business or pleasure? Crucial MX200 and BX100 1TB SSDs

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Re: Very interesting

I reckon 1936x1216 16bit grey level images at a rate of 128FPS is 602MB a second (if each pixel is a 16 bit value it's 1936 x 1216 x 2 x 128 = 602669056 bytes). How's that in terms of HD or SSD speed?

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Don't panic as Server 2003 rushes towards end of life

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Re: I make that 2 months.

Right, so a big panic over nothing! We've still got ages.....

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Hordes spaff cash on Chip titchyputer to rival Pi (maybe)

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Re: He wears a hat indoors while playing his guitar.

Probably bald......

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Re: If it'll run Debian you can probably get other linux distros to run on it just fine.

Yeah, but can I wipe it and put PROPER windows on there?

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Google cloud: rubbish at updates, world-class at rapid rollbacks

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Re: where is the gleeful headline and vindictive reporting?

You think "rubbish at updates, world-class at rapid rollbacks" is an advert?

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Microsoft points PowerShell at Penguinistas

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Re: I am clueless.

Upvoted for honesty!!

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Sorry, Windows 10 early adopters: Microsoft Edge WON'T block ads at launch

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So Daily Mail!

This is a good move by MS, you'd be mental to want all IE's non-standard extensions moved into a new product. The Reg in it's typical style spins that as "MS allow Ads!" and the commentards pile in about how shit that is.

You're supposed to be smart enough to see beyond the baity headlines, ffs.

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Systemd hee hee: Jessie Debian gallops (slowly) into view

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re: I never get to see my laptop actually power off (eventually) when I leave

Then there's something wrong with it, or the network it's sat on.

Don't know about 7 but 8 is pretty good at listing the things that are stopping it closing and letting you say you don't care. If you're not seeing a screen like that (and you are on a relatively modern version of windows) then it's unlikely that it's a user app causing the shut down to be slow.

A quick nose in the system logs might shed some light onto the issue, but the problem here is that the workaround (go away and leave it to sort itself out) is working so well there's little incentive to sort it.

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re: When it's this easy to pick your desktop it's hard to say any one thing is the default.

No. It isn't. The "one thing that is the default" is the one that you get if you don't specifically pick something. That's what a default is.

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PEAK PC: 'Most' Google web searches 'come from mobiles' in US

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Re: Brain dump.

Any chance you could arrange those words to make sense? "Search on your phone rules out baffle them with Bear Scat"????

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Is Grant Shapps being naughty on Wikipedia – or did a Lib Dem stitch him up?

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Re: Don't you think about other people?

That wasn't supposed to be a stumper.....

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Re: Which candidate will cause me the least damage ?

It's the government of the whole country. Don't you think about other people just a little bit?

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Re: only Tory MPs tell fibs!

Well, this one just "over firmly denies" things. Not fibbing as such.

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We can see the edit history and discussion.

It's either a very elaborate stitch up or the edits of a very stupid tory toerag. Reading the wikipedia discussions around contribsx's edits leads me to suspect the latter.

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Tesla reveals Powerwall battery packs for homes, Powerpacks for cities

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Re: Yes, and if you want you can even heat your pan through a layer or two of kitchen towels!

That is something I have always wanted to do.

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Re: We want considerably lower rates for devices meant to ship millions and able to destroy houses.

We do indeed. And to get to that point we have to start somewhere.

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Re: Not tried an induction hob

You have to optimise a lot to make up for the losses of transmission from station to house and the two conversions, heat to electric and electric back to heat. Got any numbers or references?

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Re: Not tried an induction hob

Bah. Burn gas underneath your saucepan. Works with all kinds of pots, including woks, ferrous or not, and you can see the flame to adjust it.

Never understood the logic of burning gas in a power station and turning the heat to electricity only to then turn it back into heat on a stove.

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UK exam board wants kids to be able to Google answers

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Re: Show your working out

Crop rotation in the 14th century was considerably more widespread after John.

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Microsoft: It's TRUE, you'll get Android and iOS apps in WINDOWS

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Eventually get over it...

...and move on?

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PICTURE-TASTIC: Microsoft woos devs to HoloLens virtuo-goggs

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Re: It looks 3d, the rest is bullshit

No. Stereoscopic 3d only gives an illusion of depth because you can't judge distance properly. Focal length doesn't change. You can tell that things are in front of or behind other things, but not how far.

3D imaging that does allow you to focus at depth is in development. If that succeeds it will be better than plain stereoscopic 3d.

(Not a comment on this tech in particular!)

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JUNK in your TRUNK is Amazon Germany's new delivery plan

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Re: Idiotic, certain ethnic groups

Maybe we could cleanse them?

Idiotic indeed.

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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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