* Posts by sabroni

1950 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Official: EU goes after Google, alleges it uses Android to kill competition

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Re: Tis all Bonkers

No, it's not. MS have already had large fines imposed by the EU for exactly this sort of thing. Apple don't provide their OS to anyone else and don't have a large enough market share for the commission to consider them. Google provide the OS that is on the majority of modern phones, making this situation very similar to MS and Windows.

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The commisioner was very clear that they see Apple completely differently. Apple sell devices that have an OS on, they don't provide that OS to other manufacturer's. In this case Google are seen as more like MS than Apple. It's the pressure on the other manufacturers to exclude competing services that is the problem.

If Apple had a monopoly on handset sales then the EU would doubtless look at them. With their current market share they're safe. (And Apple wouldn't want everyone to have an iPhone, that'd ruin the cachet.)

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Re: A lot of the APIs were moved in to other services from core Android

...so that they could be updated without a full firmware update. That's pretty important as a lot of carriers and manufacturers rarely provide firmware updates.

The solution to this problem (carriers and manufacturers not providing updates) is to cut out the middle men and have an update mechanism that works without them. I don't expect my internet provider to manage pc updates for me, why should my mobile provider be updating my phone?

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Censorship FTW! China bans Paris Hilton, minor Kardashians et al

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Re: Given half a chance

Too right. Good censorship like this is awesome. It's the bad censorship, where they ban things that I like, that's the problem.

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Are bearded blokes more sexist?

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I have a beard and don't consider myself sexist.

So this "research" must be bollocks.

Also, "Women seek to gain power by getting control over men." is just the truth! FACTS can't be sexist either!!!

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Music's value gap? Follow the money trail back to Google

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Re: Which means a high percentage of fewer fans

And we all know what that means!

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Linux-fight! Dev's plan to bundle kernel patches sparks debate

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Re: All he's doing is exercising the rights granted by the GPL

Microsoft have been doing quite a bit of that too recently. So maybe there is hope for the year of the Linux desktop!!!

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Re: You know it's true!

Quality troll JJ!! The freetards really can't take a joke.....

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Android's unpatched dead device jungle is good for security

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Horray! Difficult to write malware for all the different versions!

Boo! Also makes it difficult to write apps that work for all the different versions....

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Samsung unblocks ad-block plugins from its Android browser

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Re: keyboard, mouse, 21" widescreen

How quaint! Like my gran!

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Microsoft introduces yet another Skype for Windows 10

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Why are you logged into skype on four different devices at once?

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Hands on with the BBC's Micro:Bit computer. You know, for kids

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Re: I just can't see this leading to .... anything remotely useful.

Really? It's quite simple to imagine. A child that isn't interested in computers sees that it's easy to construct something using drag'n'drop and realises it can be fun. After working with that for a bit they then want to go further and branch out into more advanced languages and development environments, eventually establishing a career in IT and creating something useful.

You need to work on your imagining, that was easy!!

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Judge roasts Chipotle for firing guy who grilled bean counters on Twitter

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Re: Needless to say, my resignation was accepted.

Yeah, that was pretty unprofessional....

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Labour: We want the Snoopers' Charter because of Snowden

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Indeed. If only the Conservatives were in government.

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UK draft super-spy law 'not fit for purpose,' say 100s of senior lawyers

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Re: The next government then repeals the bill.

Wouldn't hold your breath for that....

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Linux fans may be in for disappointment with SQL Server 2016 port

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Re: Microsoft seeks naive and ignorant Linux user

I wonder if there's a tech news site anywhere with a forum full of them??

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Microsoft has crafted a switch OS on Debian Linux. Repeat, a switch OS on Debian Linux

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Re: Hope we are all not fools.

Well surely some of us must be. Did you mean "Hope we are not all fools"?

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Re: Then pick it up in its jaws as a dog with a rabbit and shake it violently until it is lifeless

Yeah, that's leaving your negativity at the door.

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Microsoft gets into the advanced intrusion sniffer game – but only for Windows 10

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Re: The limitation is for marketing reasons, not technical ones.

It's almost like they're a company!!!

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Re: that most will probably balk at giving up.

If they were aware that's what they were doing then maybe, but as it's happening silently the vast majority won't notice.

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Google cloud wobbles as workers patch wrong routers

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re: This whole article oozes snide

This whole site oozes snide. If it causes you offence when it's directed at Google then I guess there must be a little bit of Google love there....

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Investigatory Powers Bill to be rushed into Parliament on Tuesday

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Re: he's an IT professional if he would vote for it!

Voting for it will turn him into an IT professional!! That's some fancy legislation.

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Learn you Func Prog on five minute quick!

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Re: As for JavaScript... its a rare website that doesn't have coding errors these days

Indeed, but I could show you lots of shit C++ code, does that mean that C++ is also crap? (ok, bad example, but true for any language!)

Javascript is strange, with a lot of unusual features and gotchas, but that doesn't mean you can't write elegant robust code in it that works without throwing errors.

It would help if the people writing the javascript were programmers and not designers....

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Patch ASAP: Tons of Linux apps can be hijacked by evil DNS servers, man-in-the-middle miscreants

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Re: this story only really came out yesterday

Wow. You should work in government.

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Re: Bah!

Look! Over there! MS are evil!!!!

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Re: this story only really came out yesterday

So it's when the story breaks that's important to you, not when the vulnerability is introduced?

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what happened to

"It's 2016 and clicking a link can pwn your Linux pc"? Worried about how much it would upset the freetards??

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Tandy 102 proto-laptop still alive and beeping after 30 years, complete with AA batteries

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Tandy 102?

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

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Is this the last ever Lumia?

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IKR!

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

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Indonesian comms ministry orders 'gay emoji' block

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Re: Religious people do not think for themselves.

Because all non-religious people are independent thinkers? Yeah, right.....

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AdBlock Plus, websites draft peace deal so ads can bypass blockade

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Re: Have a look at www.gotati.com.

Arghhh! My Eyes!!!!!!

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Remember Netbooks? Windows 10 makes them good again!

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re: because of all the reasons that have been pounded out here before on so many threads.

Doesn't stop any of you pounding them out again though, ad bloody infinitum....

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The Mad Men's monster is losing the botnet fight: Fewer humans are seeing web ads

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Re: No sympathy.....

No, when lot's of people get something wrong it becomes right by weight of numbers!

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Re: What do people who had already paid off their mortgage get?

A house.

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Little warning: Deleting the wrong files may brick your Linux PC

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Re: For those not technical enough to understand

Is that the differentiator? Sure it's not just "For those unfamiliar with linux"?

Wind your neck in.

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Windows 10 will now automatically download and install on PCs

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Re: all manual for almost a year now

How's the wrist holding up?

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Re: They own you.

Slightly OTT. They own your pc.

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GitHub falls offline, devs worldwide declare today a snow day

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re: when GH goes down its like a free holiday

Hardly, the whole point of using GIT is that you have a full repository locally. And you can post updates to each other without using github if you have to get someone else's code. At least that's how it was sold to me....

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Thought you were safe from the Fortinet SSH backdoor? Think again

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Re: that would be the same fortinet...

An AC with a logo? Why are they hiding their posting history when posting such un-controversial stuff?

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Twitter goes titsup

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Re: He wanted me to fix it, pronto.

Hey, you built it! You should fix it!

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Spoilsport scientists unstick Spider-Man

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It's for kids.

Grow up!

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Video game retailer GAME in email marketing FAIL

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re: I don't think it is for El Reg to be dismissing the severity of the problem.

If you don't like opinionated reporting you're on the wrong site.

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Confirmed: How to stop Windows 10 forcing itself onto PCs – your essential guide

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Re: Couldn't find any of that stuff

Sometimes the settings have default values in code and the registry is only necessary to change them from the defaults.

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Re: All a bit late, really

Sounds interesting. A quick google reveals:

Kaffeine is a media player for kde. while it supports multiple phonon backends, its default backend is xine, giving kaffeine a wide variety of supported media types and letting kaffeine access cds, dvds, and network streams easily.

Sorry, none the wiser....

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'Wipe everything clean ... Join us ...' Creepy poem turns up in logs of 30 million-ish servers

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Re: I really don't see the point of what they did

How sad.

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Firefox will support non-standard CSS for WebKit compatibility

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Re: The moronic webpage "so called" designers

And if the customer insists that you support feature X on an iPhone and on Chrome and the only way to get paid is to use a webkit prefix? Even after you've explained how much of a bad idea that is? You'd close your business rather than implement something browser specific?

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Re: Almost; the critical difference being that WebKit isn't stuck on one platform.

The problem with IE6 sites wasn't that they only worked on Windows, it was that they only worked on IE6. Your critical difference actually makes this worse, there's even less reason for the move to standards.

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Microsoft releases major PowerShell update after long preview

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I'm more interested in what you couldn't administer on IIS with powershell (with appcmd as a backup). Weren't MS claiming that the IIS front end was going to be changed to run powershell scripts behind the scenes? When I was playing with Powershell configuring IIS last year I managed to automate everything I needed to, but then I was only making app pools, configuring worker processes, nothing particularly fancy....

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Re: A shortsighted view

Funny how the reasoned, sensible post in the middle has a name attached. Getting of sick of people using Anonymous posts as an excuse to behave like dicks.

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