* Posts by sabroni

2074 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Hello, Barclays? Why hello, John Smith. We meet again

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Re: Even if this does turn out to be a problem, the effect will be a false negative

Will it? What makes you believe that?

This will never be an alternative to a password, it's an alternative to a user name. That's the fundamental problem with this approach.

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

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Re: Nope, The Register is still losing when it comes to https.

When I buy stuff online I expect https. When I read the news I don't care if it's http.

Is the Reg shop http?

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Re: He's going to make billions selling tat to idiots.

Works for Apple.......

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Re: She better looking than Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton

She indeed better looking, that what look for in first lady! Likewise president should funny hair and constantly contradict themselves. No fun if policy consistent from day to day....

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Re: A President that doesn't induce deep slumber!

Even better, one that causes you to wake in the middle of the night in a cold sweat! Awesome! I love the fear of global war!!!!

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Google and Microsoft are playing catchup with AWS's cloudy power

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Re: Apparently an AWS backer?

From the AC posting a Google sales pitch? What part of your post, specifically, made you think you'd better hide your name?

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Pokemon GO-ZILLA: Safety fears after monsters appear in Fukushima danger zone

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Re: PG fatwah, PG at the airport, PG and radiation, PG and shootouts, etc, etc, etc,

Tried Tetleys?

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Re: which makes most of their output useless.

Probably, but there's no harm in listening to what people have to say before you discount their opinions. Always easier to argue from a position of knowledge.

And of course saying "conspiracy theory" is a great way to cover up a conspiracy....

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Microsoft delays Azure updates so you can catch up with the cloud

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Re: COM, CORBA, .Net, WPF, Silverlight, UWP...

So you're complaining about them developing new technology?

They try stuff, if it catches on or is useful they keep it (COM, .Net are still both going strong in Windows) if not popular or useful it gets phased out (eg. Silverlight).

If you're waiting for technology to stabilise for a bit before you learn it you're in for a long wait....

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Re: COM, CORBA, .Net, WPF, Silverlight, UWP...

Different to what? Is that a random list of MS tech or is it supposed to prove something?

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Did the Russians really hack the DNC or is this another Sony Pictures moment? You decide

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Re: Trump Was Right the Whole Time

Yeah, funny how easy that is when you argue both sides of every point: I don't believe in violence but I'll pay your court bills if your beat up that protestor, I think it was right to go into Iraq but obviously going into Iraq was a massive mistake, women are pigs but some of my closest family members are women and they don't sound quite as insane as me.....

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BBC will ‘retain your viewing history’

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re: and cable TV from Virgin

That counts as broadcast TV, you need a license for that. Should've stuck to the DVDs and iPlayer (not live streaming) and you'd be legally fine.

Ignorance of the law and all that.....

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Microsoft tweaks TCP stack in Windows Server and Windows 10

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Re: I want control of my fucking computer back.

Well install a fucking Linux or fucking FreeBSD then.

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Re: MS releases even more beta software onto the unsuspecting users.

Hey, if it's good enough for Google....

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@bob

You might want to take a look at your keyboard, it seems to randomly capitalize stuff.

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GMB tests Uber 'self-employed drivers' claim at London tribunal

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Re: If an Uber driver can also work for Lyft, et al then great. The driver really is self-employed.

Why? Lots of people work more than one job, doesn't make them self employed.

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Blighty's Coastguard goes into battle against waterborne Pokemon

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WTF?

What! People are enjoying something that I don't enjoy?

We need eugenics, quick!!!

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Re: It can only improve the gene pool.

Yeah, we really need to breed more killjoys and stick-in-the-muds!

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Re: several people EACH YEAR have died..

Someone needs to tell Google, because currently there's one drunken death in 2014 and another couple of drunken ones in 2009. Nothing about people getting stuck in the mud and drowning though, just stuck in the mud and rescued...

Still, it's a good story!

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Re: Eventually the fans realise it's all a bit faddy really and lose interest.

First generation pokemon games were released in Japan in 1996. That's 20 years ago. I wouldn't hold your breath.....

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Tor veteran Lucky Green exits, torpedos critical 'Tonga' node and relays

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Re: Perhaps a cat who eats some Stilton before setting up outside the mouse hole?

<pedant>Mice don't like eating cheese.</pedant>

(To be fair, it's cow calf puke, only a human would look at that and go "smack it on a cracker!")

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How to scam $750,000 out of Microsoft Office: Two-factor auth calls to premium-rate numbers

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Re: Microsoft agrees it wasn't important, based on the size of their bounty

Too angry about M$ douchebaggery to get to the quote from Google at the bottom of the article?

"the panel decided not to reward this report financially .... It qualified for the credit though – you'll appear in a Google Hall of Fame"

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Cloud giants demand overhaul of America's privacy rules on overseas servers

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Re: ammunition and ordinance

That's your answer to everything. It's a shit answer.

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McCain: Come to my encryption hearing. Tim Cook: No, I'm good. McCain: I hate you, I hate you, I hate you

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Re: Are we talking about the same GOP that is about to field Donald Trump?

That's not stupidity, that's bowing to public opinion. They'd be stupid not to pick the most popular candidate, however mental he may be.

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Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments

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IDE?

In Visual Studio I just select the lines I want commented and click the comment button. That gives me a consistent comment style (appropriate to the language being edited) with zero effort.

Isn't there a similar feature for Linux devs?

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Re: Bad, or incorrect comments are worse than no comments at all

But this wasn't a rant about the content of the comments, it was about the structure of the comments tags. If the comment is useful but the format is slightly different to the other comments what difference does it make?

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Wealthy youngsters more likely to be freetards than anyone else – study

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Re: I wouldn't really classify that as "going above and beyond".

Yeah, they spin stuff in a lefty way, but personally I find that quite refreshing, and there's no reason to treat the 36% figure as being any more accurate than the 70% quoted in the Canary, which was the original point I was making.

I normally read the Guardian and Daily Mail websites for general news (and listen to Radio 4, obv.), the Canary is much more tabloid (and left wing) than the Guardian, but still not as mental as the Mail.

I take the lot with the same pinch of salt.

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re: You mean the demographic of which a whopping ~36% turned up to vote?

Keep repeating a falsehood and eventually it becomes true.

http://www.thecanary.co/2016/07/04/looks-like-youth-turnout-eu-referendum-much-much-higher-first-thought/

I realise that looking at an actually left wing news source might be painful, but there are links in the article to the sources at Sky, which may make it easier to stomach.

Or read the original tweet https://twitter.com/SkyData/status/746701717299924992 and the comments below pointing out it's a guess.

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Dolphin fans freak, blast browser's bumbling bundles of bloatware

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Re: The vast majority of users will just put up with it if they even notice

Will they though? These are people who decided they didn't like the built in browser on their phone and downloaded another. The people that "just put up with it" are running Chrome already.

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Microsoft releases cross-platform .NET Core 1.0 at Linux event

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Re: I offered an opinion

Much appreciated!

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Re: Seeing MS trying to wedge ".Not" into the Linux world bugs me.

".Not". Priceless. You OPEN sourcers are _SO_ funny!

I bet your IDE will be loads better THAN Visual Studio!! Can't _WAIT_ to start using it!!

Is it case sensitive?

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Re: so what more do you want?

For it not be MS, obviously!

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Re: why would think it doesn't

Because I wasn't sure what "All tools required to go from bare metal to deployed artefact" meant. I inferred it meant that the deployment environment must also be open source, when what you meant was that the compiler needs to be open source (which makes perfect sense, how else can you guarantee that what comes out the end is based on what went in?)

So what's in question here is the build process for these .Net artefacts. The article isn't 100% clear but it seems to indicate that you can build on Linux, but it doesn't say explicitly that the build tool chain is Open Source. Looking on GitHub though (https://github.com/Microsoft/dotnet/blob/master/README.md) it looks like the compiler (Roslyn) is up there, so I guess this does count as "proper" Open Source.

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Re: A well specified reference implementation is available.

Where?

And you're sure it says: All tools required to go from bare metal to deployed artefact are available in source form to J Random User.

So Libre Office isn't Open Source because I can run it on Windows? Or Libre Office is Open Source because I can run it on Linux?

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Re: proper open source enterprise qualities libraries

Ah, proper open source, as opposed to what? Is the source code of the MS stuff not available? Is it under a licence you don't like?

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Mozilla emits nightly builds of heir-to-Firefox browser engine Servo

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Executables for macOS and GNU/Linux

Hipsters only?

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Google can't hold back this malware running riot in its Play store

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Re: What chance ordinary users to stay safe?

Until all Android devices start getting security updates like iOS devices do Android will always be less secure, whatever makes it's way into the app store.

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Man killed in gruesome Tesla autopilot crash was saved by his car's software weeks earlier

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er: White truck, white sky

Why is it only looking at the picture from a camera? Shouldn't there be some kind of object sensing sonar/radar that bounces off trucks of any colour?

Basing automatic driving on a single mechanism seems incredibly stupid, however clever the image processor is...

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Fear and Brexit in Tech City: Digital 'elite' are having a nervous breakdown

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Re: France is pushing slyly to poach much of the rest.

You're referring to the push to move Euro Clearing into the Eurozone, yeah? Rather than having all their currency move through London. Seems more like common sense than being sly.

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Re: So any company that trades with an EU country has to open their borders to EU inhabitants?

No, though the Europeans are making it clear that we can't keep the relationship we currently have, where free trade goes with free movement of people. Whether they'll stick to that will come down to the negotiations I guess. If they desperately want to trade with us they'll come to a deal, if they think they can get the trade they need and charge us a bit of tax on the way, they'll do that. Don't forget there's political pressure from the EU to not make this too easy for us else it'll encourage other breakaway states.

A quick Google reveals that, as usual, this is massively more complex than it originally sounds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_trade_areas_in_Europe No wonder Dave ran as soon as he realised what he'd been lumbered with sorting out....

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ZTE flagship elbows aside Xiaomi

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Re: Anything interesting inside?

The 7 has two custom audio chips (AK 4490 and AK 4961) typically found in more dedicated portable music players. I found that interesting.

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Tech firms reel from Leave's Brexit win

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Re: what a great example of a vibrant healthy business....

The NHS isn't a business, it doesn't generate any revenue. No matter how efficient you make it it won't turn a profit.....

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Re: Britain has voted.

To stop immigration and give the NHS £350 million a week.

Ever get the feeling you've been had?

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Parliament takes axe to 2nd EU referendum petition

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re: Normally parents admonish their children for throwing their toys out of the pram.

Yet we're supposed to believe that the EU won't be biased against us during exit negotiations.

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Time to re-file your patents and trademarks, Britain

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re: I wanted to remain but voted leave as a protest vote and didn't expect leave to win

As Stewart Lee said about voting UKIP, "like shitting your hotel bed as a protest against bad service, then realising you now have to sleep in a shitted bed."

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re: also the ideal solution.

" if the UK wants to ensure that it is not at a disadvantage in the global marketplace, it would likely need to adopt European rules wholesale, while not being in a position to influence their development."

That's an ideal solution to what, precisely? Having some influence?

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PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

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Why is it that the mental ones always randomly capitalise stuff?

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Ransomware scum build weapon from JavaScript

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Re: or installing linux

Or, if you don't want to change OS's just to stop javascript autorunning, associate .js files with notepad or your favourite text editor. Takes a couple of seconds.

Of course, if there were linuxes that autoran js, the fault would be with the user stupidly opening unsolicited attachments not the OS.

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Microsoft's BITS file transfer tool fooled into malware distribution

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Re: wasting SO MUCH TIME by not having it that I would question competency.

I'm a coder, not a sys admin, so it's not really a question of my competency, but thanks for the explanation.

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Re: Just get into the habit of setting up PXE-based WDS or SCCM

That's easy for you to say!

What does it mean?

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