* Posts by sabroni

1617 posts • joined 11 May 2007

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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Re: Yeah, fucking micro$haft!

I knew they'd be at the bottom of it.

Love you Google!!

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Idiot thieves walk free after stolen iPad uploads pics of them with loot

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Re: You want harsh?

Yeah! Bring back the birch!!!

Though I condemn ISIS they do have some good ideas like stoning people to death in the street, lopping off limbs of petty criminals. You know, _Punishment_.

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Can't patch this: Mozilla pulls Firefox encryption feature after just a week

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Re: So they dig the right thing and you're gonna slag them off anyway.

They deserve it. The explanation of the problem makes it pretty clear they they didn't think this "security feature" through properly.

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EU Commission looking for ways to DECLARE WAR on Google

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Whataboutery

Governments, Apple, Microsoft, Tasimo. Anything to avoid focussing on Google.

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The coming of DAB+: Stereo eluded the radio star

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Re: Todays Music just blows

Yeah, that's right Grandad. It's all just Thump Thump Thump these days. And those bloody teddy boys... I despair!

Anyway, isn't it time for your nap?

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New dirt-cheap Chromebooks: Team Google keeps jackboot on throat of PC titans

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Re: But I love the fact that I can pick up a Chromebook, open it and use it.

Wow! That's a fantastic feature. I wish my windows laptop could be opened and used......

(Maybe it could, if I wiped it and put a PROPER linux on there.....)

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Anti-gay Indiana starts backtracking on hated law after tech pressure

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Re: Sherrie, you're obviously one of the "Gruber Democrat's"

Hey, AC. Hiding your name while insulting other people is pathetic.

You have a user name, use it or fuck off.

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Re: I will remove The Register from my RSS

OOOh! I bet they're shitting bricks! Handbag icon please!!

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Re: pisses off the tolerance crowd.

Yeah, those tolerant bastards, with their lack of prejudice. What a bunch of cunts!

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Microsoft update mayhem delays German basketball game, costs team dear

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Then you need to take control of the update process. Set it to "Notify me" and update manually before taking it anywhere, and reboot. Then it won't install updates when you don't expect it to or leave you with the process half finished waiting for a reboot.

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Re: All they would have to do would be to allow the updates to be optional

That would be the "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them" option.

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Ebay snuffs malware upload bug

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If it's an image

then why does it get executed?

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Google-gate: 'Toothless' watchdog FTC nibbles furiously on journalists

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Re: no substance

Ah, you were at those dodgy meetings! Well, if you say there's no cause for concern that's good enough for me!!

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Half of Android devices open to silent hijack

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Re: moral

Or don't buy a phone with an OS that doesn't get security updates.

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Bride legs it from wedding after groom proves unable to add up

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Re: Could be a good way to get out of a wedding...

Of course it must be that the woman was ugly. Whoever heard of a stupid man?

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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I KNEW IT!

Fucking Micro$haft!!!!!!!!

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'Utterly unusable' MS Word dumped by SciFi author Charles Stross

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Overeaction mods! That was some quality banter you just deleted.

Killjoys.

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You missed the bit that made it newsworthy.

Man changes software then tweets about it.

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Re: In Another Case

Hey, excuse me! There's childish bickering going on here! Don't interrupt!!

I want to so see whether Craig will uncheck "post anonymously" for his next post!

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AMD's new Carrizo: The x86 notebook processor that thinks it's a GPU

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Re: Now we have Capitalist chips.

Really? So 99% of them do the work but the special 1% take all the credit?

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