* Posts by sabroni

1893 posts • joined 11 May 2007

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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Re: As if these fuckers don't make enough money as it is.

That is why they were looking at advertising, yes. How much do you think Mozilla makes giving away it's browser?

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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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Booming Ballmer bellows 'bulls**t' over Microsoft's cloud revenue run rate

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Re: I can does grammar

"Microsoft uses run rate figures for its cloud business, as do rivals in that market, such as IBM."

FTFY!!!

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IETF's older white men urged to tone it down

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Re: If you want to succeed in a meritocracy, you have to show you have merit.

Did you read the article? Even the bit about the experiment they did? Do you understand what a circular argument is? Are you just being deliberately obtuse or is thinking too hard?

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Re: After cooking, music is the second most important hack that good ol' HomoSap indulges in.

Music? I thought you were talking about jazz.....

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Walmart spied on workers' Tweets, blogs before protests

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Spy: One who secretly keeps watch on another or others

You don't seem to understand what the word means. Spying is secretly watching, it doesn't matter where the person you're watching is. So unless they joined in on social media and made it clear they were listening it's not unreasonable to call it spying.

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Re: How about these whiners stop complaining, and get a real job?

But they make so much money in management they'd be stupid to change before they've totally run the company into the ground....

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Re: self-checkout lanes.

Yeah, they always work well and never require the supervisor to come over and sort things out.

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Got enough money to hire Lockheed Martin

but not to pay the people who actually run the business? Is your business model flawed or is your management just crap?

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All hail Firefox Dev Edition 44 – animations, memory and all

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There's a "send corrections" link at the top of the comments.

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Rooting and modding a Windows Phone is now child's play

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re: Guess you meant Microsoft?

It has a browser. They meant Google.

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Re: bricking the device a couple of times, fortunately not permanently.

If it's not permanent then it's not bricked. Bricked means permanently broken.

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Sneaky Microsoft renamed its data slurper before sticking it back in Windows 10

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Great!

Now I'm going to have to learn to love editing config files and piping things to grep.

Thanks a fucking bunch MS!!!

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Why Microsoft yanked its latest Windows 10 update download: It hijacked privacy settings

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@Stoneshop re: A bit slow on the uptake, eh?

A bit of an arrogant prick, eh? I've tried linux's before, they've never worked well enough for me to want them driving my home pc. It's my choice.

Now MS have started to go all Google I may be tempted to move, but the linux users on here regularly put me off with their in-fighting and pomposity.

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Re: people's unique advertising ID numbers

So just like the id that gets passed to Google Analytics by pretty much every website you go to then.

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It's good but...

...tbh the fact they've come clean about this has left the sneering commentards looking a bit flat. If only you'd found out about this before they admitted what they'd done then maybe your paranoia would look a bit less mental.

Don't get me wrong, Windows 10 is making me seriously consider getting a linux for the home pc, but this story is not the place to rant about MS being total bastards because it just shows them as incompetent.

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WordPress.com ditches PHP for Calypso's JavaScript admin UI

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Re: Both are badly designed languages at best.

No, both are badly designed languages but at best javascript is elegant, compact and very powerful. You just need to avoid the shit bits, because the good bits are really very good indeed.

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Crimestoppers finally revamps weak crypto. Take your time guys

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re: Glass houses ... stones ... etc ... Hmph!

Yeah, because I regularly come on here to post info about local crims who will then want to knee cap me.

I see no difference between a news site that doesn't secure itself and an anonymous crime reporting site that doesn't secure itself. They're both web sites after all. How different could they be?

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Doctor Who: Even the TARDIS key can't unpick the chronolock in Face the Raven

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Good grief

Woman has breasts. Definitely worth a comment.

Oh, what's that? You think they're nice? Well this could run and run then.....

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Re: Sigh, time lords a figment of children's imagination

It's for kids!!! Grow up!!!!!!!

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Until he works our a way to save her, obv.

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Android's accessibility service grants god-mode p0wn power

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Re: This might score a personal best of down votes...

Not when you ask for them. We're nothing if not contrary!!

Moaning about downvotes, that's the way to get loads! Or mentioning God.....

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Re: Sigh

The article is pretty vague and the video isn't much help either. It seems like first a user installs the app, then it says it wants you to enable the accessibility features. If you do it starts to install adware and other crap without your permission. So the user has to install the app and give it permission, then it starts installing stuff on it's own.

It's not a virus.

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Google extends search tendrils to cover data in apps

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Re: Adblock can't get at it?

If you block ads by blocking the ad content network by ip then they'll be blocked in app. No ad provider is stupid enough to trust a third party to deliver their content and tell them how many ads were served or clicked on.

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Re: One more reason.....

Well I hope you've got Google Analytics blocked or you're giving them a load of browsing data whether you use their services or not.

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Re: People create apps rather than web sites to give a better experience

I don't agree. People create apps because they can monetise more effectively and because it's trendy. The majority of apps don't do anything that a good html5 site couldn't.

Also, this allows the user to "stream" the app without installing it, proving that you don't need an installed app to access the information.

The root problem is that it's difficult to monetise websites. Solve that problem and the need for apps will be much reduced. How many apps run offline, do so much processing on device that javascript can't keep up or need write access to the devices file system?

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How TV ads silently ping commands to phones: Sneaky SilverPush code reverse-engineered

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Re: This stuff goes back at least 20 years

cue "That's not what we made this thing for!!!"

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CloudFlare CEO blasts Anonymous claims of ISIS terrorist support

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Re: We estimate that up to 50% of the spam emails in USA...

... might be hiding behind ClloudFlare services.

We estimate that up to 100% of your post might be bollocks.

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BlackBerry Priv: After two weeks on test, looks like this is a keeper

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Re: I suppose we'll have to wait for Orlowski's inevitable review

Where have you been? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/11/06/blackberry_priv_review/

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3ROS exploit wins plaudits for the prettiest Mal-GUI ever

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Re: Good

This has little to do with malware development, it's about getting a product out to non-technical users and making it attractive to them. People will give things that look nice a chance but give up on things that look ugly. This malware will get more use because more people will stick with it because of it's attractive gui.

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Latest Android phones hijacked with tidy one-stop-Chrome-pop

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Re: I think we just did.

One smartarse isn't a forum full. Compare and contrast, both articles are 2 days old:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/11/11/patch_tuesday_downloads_buggy_ms_patch/ Currently 108 comments

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/11/12/mobile_pwn2own/ currently 20 comments including this.

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Single exploit gives total pwnage.

If it was on Windows Phone this place would be full of smartarses mouthing off about how shit MS are. You know, how hacking a browser should never compromise core system components, how MS don't sandbox things properly and their security implementation is flawed.

You never see that kind of helpful wisdom sharing on articles about Google vulnerabilities.

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Re: Any handset? Not mine.

You were being asked what browser you use to avoid this chrome vulnerability as Cyanogen isn't a browser, dolphin being the old android default browser.

But thanks for the marketing message. Any downvotes will doubtless be someone with lower brain functions.

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Re: Javscript

Just as soon as everyone becomes capable of writing all the apps they need themselves?

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Amazon vendors flog thousands of rooted, malware-laden tablets

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re: Not to be culturally insensitive

I'm not being racist but....

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Thanks for playing: New Linux ransomware decrypted, pwns itself

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re: Are you listening Window's users?

Yeah, it said that shit ransomware was shit so it's easy to decrypt. Shit ransomware on Windows is equally shit.

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