* Posts by sabroni

2077 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Will US border officials demand social network handles from visitors?

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Re: quote Miranda.

"Anything you say can and will be used against you in what I call a court of law."

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Margaret Hodge's book outlines 'mind boggling' UK public sector waste

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"Sadly for those who triumph hope over experience, there is little to suggest the situation has materially improved."

What the fuck has happened to the quality of English on this site?

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Apple seeks patent for paper bag - you read that right, a paper bag

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Re: the "bags for life" that last about 12 months at best.

The "for life" bit is the bit where you take the broken bag to the shop and get a free replacement. And when that one breaks you take it to the shop and get a free replacement. They're not saying the bags are indestructible.

Sounds to me like you've managed to piss off the staff at your local supermarket and they've decided to wind you up.

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Microsoft snubs alert over Exchange hole

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So, in simple terms

If exchange sees a domain name in your email address it'll happily send your password in plain text to any web server that that domain resolves to?

It sounds like MS expect you to control your domain and secure it. To me that doesn't sound massively unreasonable.

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Hackers hijack Tesla Model S from afar, while the cars are moving

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soft-brick?

You mean hang?

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Remote hacker nabs Win10 logins in 'won't-fix' Safe Mode* attack

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Re: Win 10, a never ending source of fun.

Because other OSs are secure if a hacker gets physical access?

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Using a thing made by Microsoft, Apple or Adobe? It probably needs a patch today

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Whoah, Black Betty!

Don't slam the lan!

(I know it doesn't make sense!!!)

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Re: That explains that then....

So you'll be all over windows 10 update sharing mechanism then...

Thought about configuring the office machines to come to life and update themselves in the middle of the night? That's how my home win 7 box does it. The how I used to have my home box configured till MS started sneaking in telemetry with every update....

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Non-doms pay 10 times more in income tax than average taxpayer group

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Re: Pretty meaningless metric

Their tax contribution isn't "orders of magnitude greater" at all. It's a tiny fraction of the money they make. The tax system works on percentages, those that earn more are supposed to contribute more.

A bunch of selfish greedy people leaving the country isn't a bad thing. The idea that industry and business will stop if they leave is laughable.

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'What this video game needs is actual footage of real gruesome deaths'

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Re: why is it that every single piece of the critters is made out of food?

What are you made of jake? That is the single most stupid argument for meat eating that exists, unless you're a cannibal.

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Re: terrorists?

If only PETA were the only terrorists in the world. The other ones try to kill people.

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Delete Google Maps? Go ahead, says Google, we'll still track you

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re: any properly coded app that uses location requests location through Google Play Services

What do you mean by "properly coded" Andrew? The article mentiones either using an Android API or the Google Play one. Is it wrong? Is the Android one deprecated in favour of the proprieatary one? Because to me it sounds like the proper way would be to use the Android one, avoiding a dependency on Google. Surely that gives you wider coverage (of devices) and more resilience (not dependant on a third party).

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an open OS dependent on proprietary software

With a monopoly sized install base. Someone have a word with the EU quick before we leave!!

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Re: Google?

They own that thing you built, the internet.

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Microsoft thinks time crystals may be viable after all

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Re: Using "Search" for "Windows updates" or just "Updates" got no results

That's strange. That's how I get to windows updates on my Win 8.1 laptop, just type "UPDA" and it's top of the list.

How did Google say to do it?

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WhatsApp, Apple and a hidden source code F-bomb: THE TRUTH

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Re: Not very scientific ...

And doesn't mention which IDE they use. I asked about this recently on another thread and got very poor responses, none of which suggested a better IDE. So gerdesj, any idea what IDE they use and how it's better than VS?

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What's with all the ACs going on about how cool they are

Why hide your identity if you're so confident of your abilities?

AC is for business sensitive posting. It's not really appropriate if all you have to say is "I code better than you" or "you're old fashioned".....

Put a name to your posts or fuck off.

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Sony wins case over pre-installed Windows software

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How many consumers want a pc with no OS?

I know that all us super tech heads just love fucking around installing OSs, but most consumers would see a pc with no operating system as being like a car with no motor or a fridge with no door.

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Linus Torvalds won't apply 'sh*t-for-brains stupid patch'

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Re: what's the final escalation?

Ignoring all pull requests from that person? Or is that too simple?

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Re: You have to remember that Linus is not the manager of any of these people.

I haven't forgotten that. I was replying to the OP who afaik wasn't talking about Linus.

Clearly Linux is a successful project. The question of whether Linus' personality is a help or a hindrance to the project is one that the devotees wont contemplate. The rest of us are allowed to wonder if a more mature approach to managing the project would make it better.

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And the only way to do that is abuse? Nonsense. A clear "That's not going in, and here's why" would work better in most cases.

The choice isn't "compromise or be a dick", it's "don't pull with a simple explanation or don't pull with an abusive rant".

How many good engineers don't even think about contributing because of his childish outbursts?

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Re: Slow news day?

Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

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re: People read the post, get the message and stop submitting stuff.

FTFY.

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Re: drivers on linux have been almost nothing but hack jobs the whole time

BURN THE HERETIC!!!!!

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Re: I expect my manager to give me all kinds of shit if I f**k-up

That's not a good attitude. If I fuck up I expect to be told to fix it. Anything beyond that is not acceptable in a work environment. If someone repeatedly fucks up then take them off the project.

Abuse is not an appropriate response from someone in a position of authority. Any manager trying that shit with me will get very short shrift.

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Hey, uh ICANN. US govt here. You know we said we'd give you the keys to the 'net? Yeaahhh...

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Re: If the choice is between the incompetent (Uncle Sam) and the corrupt (ICANN)

>> slammed by an independent review as at best incompetent and at worst deliberately mendacious. <<

Doesn't sound like clear evidence of corruption, bit too vague for that.

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Re: At least the US Government listens to the people

Of the USA. There are some other countries using the internet too.

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Windows 10 Anniversary on a Raspberry Pi: Another look at IoT Core

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Re: AC I'm glad that you've finally seen the light !

Hiding your posting history because....?

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Re: Really?

We are all in agreement then? The answer is Linux, irrespective of the question?

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Our pacemakers are totally secure, says short-sold St Jude

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Re: That's great

we'd see some progress if company stocks got whacked every time someone released fictional security warnings.

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Apple is making life terrible in its factories – labor rights warriors

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Re: Where's the hand wringing over other companies?

17 upvotes for whataboutery? Nice critical thinking guys!!

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Facebook, Twitter and Google are to blame for terrorism, say MPs

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Re: electible again because

If the only argument for your candidate is that they aren't the other candidate you don't have a good candidate.

Is he ever going to release his tax returns?

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re: and there was me thinking it was mainly down to religion.

Not at all. Religion is a handy way to try and spread division, but there are plenty of non-religious nut-jobs around.

Foreign policy, by which I mean invading foreign nations, is surely as much to blame. Greed is behind a lot of our bad policy desicions.

How would you feel if another country's military arrived and destroyed our government? What steps would seem reasonable in retaliation?

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Google killing app format used only by The 1%

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Why do you have a Chromebook in the first place?

ChromeOS is garbage!!

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Re: So they had cross-platform web apps

Web apps are cross platform by definition....

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Sex ban IT man loses appeal – but judge labels order 'unpoliceable'

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Re: They might be painful to remember they exist

Only the Stallone one is a painful memory. The recent one is much more Dreddlike, he doesn't snog Anderson for a start!

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Oracle Java copyright war latest: Why Google's luck is about to run out

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Re: I don't get it

Google claimed Android was only a mobile OS and that was one of the reasons they won the previous case. It's in the article:

Yesterday's courtroom arguments hinged around a peculiar legal argument Google had made in the retrial. Google had argued that the Java infringements only concerned smartphones – because Android was a smartphone system. This was an odd argument to make, since the code was copied from Java SE – basically, desktop Java – not the mobile edition, Java ME.

Oracle argues that when Google announced its Android app runtime for Chromebooks at this year's I/O developer conference, Google had undermined its own argument. In other words, Google had indicated that Android and its rip off of Oracle's copyright went beyond phones and tablets.

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Re: re ma1010 "Winner takes all"

Of course! Google did it for our own good! How kind of them.

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Re: It seems like oracle are trying to make them put the brake pedal on the steering wheel.

No it doesn't. Oracle don't want Google to change Android, they want them to pay for copying Java interfaces.

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Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell for Linux, Macs. Repeat, Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell

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I quite like it. I find it's use of words makes it more easily readable. The editor/debugger makes working with it a lot easier than working with a batch file.

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Two G4S call centre staff sacked over 999 answering scam

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There is no place for anyone in our organisation who behaves in this way

If you want to work here, don't get caught.

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Google AdSense abused to distribute Android spyware

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Re: Android Firefox works well

Pity it's noscript is so cakey.

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Re: yep, I just responded to myself.

Now this is targetted advertising I can live with. The site owner vetting the ads and ensuring they are just static images and hosting them locally. Nice!

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Baffled Scots cops call in priest to deal with unruly spirits

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Re: I Thought This Was an IT Webzine?

It's in Bootnotes.

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Native Skype for Windows Phone walked behind shed, shot heard

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Re: Cloud based - not much use

Whereas a crap connection isn't an issue for peer to peer skype?

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Re: Update your phone

As in install W10 on you Windows Phone (7, 8, 8.1) device. Not as in "replace the device".

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Linux malware? That'll never happen. Ok, just this once then

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Re: ch**ton of work

A chorlton of work? A chip ton of work?

It's ok to swear on here you know! Might help you vent a little (more)....

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Quip away, but Microsoft Excel 365's REST APIs win the day

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Advertorial?

"When Microsoft changed things up with the new ribbon interface in Office 2007, customers got a nasty shock and people clung to the ageing versions of their favourite suite."

That's some top quality advertising for Office 2003.

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You think Donald Trump is insecure? Check out his online store

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Re: @Sab: @Sabroni: I recently bought a MBP, does that make me an idiot?

No woz! Sounds like a good purchase though I'm not sure what macs're like for Windows use (had to use a mac keyboard recently and it drove me to disruption!!) My boss at my old place used to swear by Macs in terms of them being robust machines so hopefully you'll get good use out of it!

Good old John Lewis though! Full refund over a year after purchase is sweet!

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Windows 10: Happy with Anniversary Update?

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Re: I think most people have largely woken up to the fact that Google are now a "Bad Guy".

Not if the posters on here are anything to go by.

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