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* Posts by sabroni

1307 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Trolls and victims watch Supremes for definition of meaningless patents

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Re: therefore should follow English practice as laid out in the OECD.

Which clearly states you should use the name "Supremes" when talking about the US Supreme Court!

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Dell charges £5 to switch on power-saving for new PCs (it takes 5 clicks)

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Re: Out of interest, why did you install OpenSSL on a Windows box?

Wanted to bleat about windows being insecure so had to install something open source on it?

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OnePlus One equals 'killer' new mobe running CyanogenMod

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Like, oh, 95% of the people on the planet

I assume that 95% of the people on the planet agree with me, though of course I have nothing to back that statement up.

If manufacturers have stopped supporting sd card in their phones it MUST be because people don't want them. The fact manufacturers can add a ludicrous markup to the same model with a bit more internal storage can't have anything to do with it.

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OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs

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Re: toptenreviews.com

Doesn't look like toptenreviews.com has very good reviews though: http://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.toptenreviews.com

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Reg gets sneak peek of Getac's chunky TOUGH AS NAILS 8.1-incher

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Re: will it last longer than 5 android tables in cheap waterproof cases?

wikipedia says of MIL-STD-810G:

MIL-STD-810 addresses a broad range of environmental conditions that include: low pressure for altitude testing; exposure to high and low temperatures plus temperature shock (both operating and in storage); rain (including wind blown and freezing rain); humidity, fungus, salt fog for rust testing; sand and dust exposure; explosive atmosphere; leakage; acceleration; shock and transport shock; gunfire vibration; and random vibration.

Sounds more durable than 5 waterproof cases.

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Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'

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Still got no proper depth of field

Until you can actually focus at different distances it'll only be an illusion of 3d. I believe that tech to enable real 3d is being worked on, but it's a lot trickier than just adjusting the angle of the lenticular dodad.

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Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?

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Re: because DBAs insist on people doing CRUD operations via stored procs...

... because the DB they are using is shit at parsing SQL on the hoof.

Isn't it because there's no risk of sql injection if you don't "parse SQL on the hoof"?

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Chrome makes new password grab in version 34

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Re: OK to break W3C HTML5

It's a "living standard". Once Google push this to all the Chrome desktop users it IS the standard!

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The gift of Grace: COBOL's odyssey from Vietnam to the Square Mile

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Re: COBOL and Reverse Polish notation (not really!)

That's only pants because it's not:

DIVIDE cake INTO 8 GIVING slices

If you can read that you can understand it. I think that's how computer languages should work, let the compiler/interpreter take care of converting it to machine, I want something I can read!

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Apple execs: 'Consumers want what we don't have'

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Re: it's the only segment of the market making money!!

Really? Thank fuck for all those altruistic companies that make cheaper handsets because they love us!

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Little pink handjob: Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact

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Re: But can I wipe it..

Thanks, but I was being facetious. "Can I put a proper linux on it" is the tiresome standard freetard response to any article about a new computer of some kind.

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But can I wipe it..

...and put a Proper Linux on there!?!?!?!

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OkCupid falls out of love with 'anti-gay' Firefox, tells people to see other browsers

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Re: agreed

I love a site that still moves and has menus that open even though no JS is running. You know whoever's behind it has a good understanding of web technology.

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Dear Reg: What is a 'Lag' and a 'Jacksey'?

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It's the Register.

You can type the word fuck, or twat! No need to be coy.

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Spooks vs boffins: MIT bods say they've created PRISM-proof encryption

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Re: Nice try

This is supposed to defeat snooping on the wire. You'd need key loggers on every device in the world to get the same coverage they can currently get server side.

The fact that this tech can be compromised on the device means you need further security, but that doesn't completely invalidate this approach.

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Re:if an attacker has control of the server...

...they can compromise the code that your browser is running

From the article: Finally, Mylar ensures that client-side application code is authentic, even if the server is malicious.

Sounds unlikely but they claim to have that one covered...

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Ancient telly, check. Sonos sound system, check. OMG WOAH

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@Truth4u

I'm not disputing that some men are whipped, but there are plenty of women who are in similar situations. My issue was with the way you implied that women weren't people, which may not have been intentional but it's the way it sounded, "the wives and girlfriends out there wouldn't let people buy them".

And "some of them" isn't a word!!

(Touchy? AS IF!!!!!)

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WTF?

I know it's tricky if you've never had one....

...but wives and girlfriends are actually people too. Some of them even like loud music from big speakers!

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No Notch niche: Minecraft man in rift with Oculus after Facebook gobble

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Re: EOF

Your definition of "social" is out of date. Kind of like arguing that phone conversations aren't real conversations, or that when I skyped my son last night there was no communication. Physical proximity does not dictate whether something is social or not.

And as for "EOF", just as irritating as "End of", but with an extra helping of "Aren't I techy!". It doesn't signify the end of debate, just that you're not prepred to engage with anyone else's opinion.

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Re:...a multimillionaire already ..... can afford to walk away

That's sort of the point. A lot of the super rich couldn't tear themselves away from the potential for more profit irrespective of how much money they already have. If Notch has decided he's got enough money to pass up Facebook millions then he clearly has a moral compass that's missing from a lot of the psycopaths at the top.

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Xenon: Bitmap Brothers' (mega)blast from the past

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Re: Could you be any more tedious?

That was rhetorical. But thanks anyway!

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Re: you couldn't maintain the rate of fire required without them.

You could! You needed three fingers all bashing on the space bar in synchronisation. Used to drive my other half up the wall as I sat there hitting the space bar hundreds of times a minute!

Awesome game!

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For Fucks Sake!

Could you be any more tedious?

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Reality check: Java 8 finally catches a multi-core break

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Fail!

Llamas provide wool, silly!

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Romanian 'ransomware victim' hangs self and 4-year-old son – report

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Re: remove their genitalia..problem solved

Really? How? The malware servers are administered by penis?

What a stupid thing to say.

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Re: people die for many reasons yet no action is taken

Someone falling into a river is often just an accident. This story is about someone committing suicide because of ransomware, somebody else did something malicious which triggered this. "Man pushed into river" is considered more newsworthy than "Man falls into river".

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Win XP holdouts storm eBay and licence brokers, hiss: Give us all your Windows 7

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Re: Lenovo?

Surely the fact he can't charge a premium for 7 means people aren't that bothered by 8?

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Re: windows select when the cursor is over them, but *do not raise*.

Well, 8 has "Activate window by hovering over it with a mouse" in "settings" then "change how your mouse works", but that doesn't do what the OP wants. It brings the app you hover over to the top (and makes task switching with alt-tab impossible as the mouse just grabs focus back! Ewww!).

Still, I've learned something there! Pity it's not more useful....

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Re: windows select when the cursor is over them, but *do not raise*.

Don't believe windows can do that out of the box. You may be able to find a third party extension that does that, but by default in Windows if you want to click it it has to be on top.

Happy to be proved wrong though if anyone knows any better!

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Huawei: We'll sell a dual-boot Android, Windows 8 smartphone because, well, isn't it obvious?

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Great Idea

Now just let me reboot my phone because I need to see a text I got yesterday on the other OS.

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Windows Phone beats BLACKBERRY in mobe OS popularity stakes

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Horses for courses

I thought the music genome thing was misguided, and it didn't seem to work for me. They specify things like gender of lead vocalist, level of distortion on the electric guitar, type of background vocals. "You like a tune with a male vocalist and that level of distortion, here's another one." Kind of like saying "You enjoyed a film with lots of orange colours and slow panning shots, here's another one."

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BB10's 'dated' crypto lets snoops squeeze the juice from your BlackBerry – researcher

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Re: the "Android" apps are "sandboxed"

Oh well that's absolutely fine then! While they may have fucked up their encryption software I'm sure they can build a bug free sandbox.

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Plusnet shunts blame for dodgy DNS traffic onto customers' routers

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Awwwww!

Yeah, it's weird. They're nice to every other ISP, hardware manufacturer and software company, yet for some inexplicable reason the tone of this article is negative. Clearly there's a vendetta going on.

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Does Apple's iOS 7 make you physically SICK? Try swallowing version 7.1

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re: I've not had Android crash on me for god knows how long now

My Android phone just rebooted itself in the middle of a tune on the way to work this morning.

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Energy firms' security so POOR, insurers REFUSE to take their cash

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Ewww! Informed comment!

That's interesting. If companies can't make money out of generating electricity then the market clearly isn't working and things need to change. Nevertheless, the answer to that problem isn't "open up the infrastructure to the internet".

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Toshiba Encore: The Windows 8.1 tablet that might catch on

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Re: C:\> autoshill.bat

For the hard of thinking, you don't need to use your "real" name to have an account here. Accounts allow other users to see all your post. If you want to read all Youngdog's posts you can. Posting anon means you can only judge each individual post, even if you find a sequence that appears to be from one anon.

It's really not that difficult to understand.

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Pine trees' scent 'could prevent climate change really being a problem'

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Re: @ turtle

You can read as much as you like into my simple answer to the simple question. I didn't ask him to be more balanced, I merely suggested that it might be a reason for him to mention the positive feedback theories.

Check my other posts (just click on my name) you'll see your name calling is unfounded and just plain fucking rude.

You prick.

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Re: Why the fuck would he bother?

In order to appear less unbalanced?

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Steve Jobs statue: Ones and ohs and OH NOES – it's POINTING at us

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I like it!

And it's provoking a reaction, so it MUST be art!

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LG offers BRAIN-SAVING CANCER-BL... er 'good luck charms'

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@:Fibbles

What claims? That the research is 50/50 funded by the government and the industry? That came from here: http://www.o2.com/cr/resource/independent_research.asp

Whether that information makes you cynical about the results of the research is your call. It certainly makes me less confident of it, but maybe I have a bad attitude.....

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Oh dear.

Don't confuse "pilton pop festival" as it's known around here with the town of Glastonbury. You've got a whole load of psychic bad vibes heading your way now!!

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Thoroughly discredited.

I went to the MTHR website to take a look at their findings. They seem very clear on who's involved in the research, but less clear on who's paying for it. Googling for "who finances the MTHR" doesn't turn up much, but does have a link to a page on the o2 website that explains this research is paid for 50/50 by the government and the mobile telecoms industry.

Could you find two more trustworthy sponsors?

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Nokia launches Euro ANDROID invasion, quips: 'Microsoft knew what they were buying'

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Re: Never mind that!

Whoooooosh!

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Never mind that!

Can I wipe it and put a Proper Linux on there?

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Nokia launches Android range: X marks the growing low-cost spot

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I get it!

Android is great because it's open source. You can take the bits you like and leave the bits you don't. Except, when someone actually takes it and does something the googletards don't like they bitch and moan like there's no tomorrow....

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You'll NEVER guess who's building the first Ubuntu phones in 2014

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Never mind that!

Can i wipe it and install a Proper Lin.... oh.

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MEPs demand answers from EU antitrust chief about planned Google search biz deal

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Re: "Get back here and explain your actions to us"

Agreed. Sounds a bit like whataboutery though....

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Official: British music punter still loves plastic

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Re: Really?

What are you using to rip? I rip every CD I buy with EAC (and lame for the mp3 encoding), I definitely have some Warner ones (though probably from Taiwan if that makes a difference) and I ripped them with no issues.

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C30 C60 C90

Go!

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Google warns Glass wearers: Quit being 'CREEPY GLASSHOLES'

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Re: Paranoid schizophrenia

Or maybe you write off things as paranoia when there is more rational explanation?

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