* Posts by sabroni

1880 posts • joined 11 May 2007

We're not killing Chrome OS ... not until 2020, anyway – says Google

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Re: And you definitely won't get a Chrome Vista!

Of course not. If you didn't like vista you could blat your system and install an old, familiar version of windows. No chance of that if chrome os changes in ways you don't want.

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Linus Torvalds fires off angry 'compiler-masturbation' rant

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Re: Just saying.

Just saying that you've never heard of web servers?

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Re: the result is still big enough (8) for whatever comes next.

Thanks for having a go, but that's not really any clearer. What exactly is it that's coming next that is 8 big and how do we know that 8 is going to be enough? If it's leaving room for a specific thing then there should be something defining the size of that thing, surely?

Still looks like a magic number to me, yet this is Linus' fixed version of the code. So what's going on?

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So no problems with magic numbers then?

What's that "+ 8" doing there? Just added a little bit more to be on the safe side?

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Chrome OS is not dead, insists Google veep in charge of Chrome OS

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Re: Bah!

That's beautiful man!

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Fuming Google tears Symantec a new one over rogue SSL certs

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Re: NEVER use real/production data for testing/development

That way when it fucks up in production it's a lovely surprise!

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Cops use terror powers to lift BBC man's laptop after ISIS interview

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Re: Yes, go on kiddies, mod me down.

The BBC doesn't exist to make a profit, but that mistake aside the idea that the state always knows best is naive, childlike even.

The powerful need to be held to account otherwise they start to abuse their power.

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We're getting kick-ass at seeing through walls using just Wi-Fi – MIT

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Re: If this system fired ping-pong balls at the subject

they'd bounce off the wall. That's the point of the research, it "sees" through walls.

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Flickering screens turn Microsoft Surface Books into Microsoft Surface paperweights

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Re: A friend has had two from John Lewis

My friend had one and he said it fucked his dog!!!!

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We suck? No, James Dyson. It is you who suck – Bosch and Siemens

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Re: Why should anyone care if a vacuum cleaner is AAAA rated

It's to do with scale. One vacuum it makes fuck all difference, but there's 25 million households in the uk, most of them have a vacuum.

Forehead slap indeed....

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ICO 'making enquiries' into bizarre shopper data spill at M&S

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Re: all the media coverage around TalkTalk

Yeah, The Register is only interested in this sort of stuff since the TalkTalk debacle....

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re: Says somethign about M&S's IT support people.

Not really. It says something about poor web design, but it's more likely a specific requirement.

"We haven't had any complaints since the new site went up. It's the same as the old site but we've removed all the "Report a problem" links...."

Overpriced trebles all round?

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Android Security: How's BlackBerry going to fix it?

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I wonder why they didn't do a deal to port WebOS......

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re: just that you patch them quickly

It's not that it doesn't matter how many vulnerabilities there are, but the fact is that vulnerabilities will be found if there's enough money to be made, and when that happens the patches are worthless unless they make it onto the vulnerable devices. I'm sure OpenBSD doesn't have any security vulnerabilities (!) but if it did, you would want them patched in a timely manner, wouldn't you?

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Sounds like the problem is Android devices not getting patches...

... not the underlying architecture. So "all" blackberry need to do is patch in a timely manner.

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re: we'll just buy feckin iphones as usual

They're popular and therefore a prime target for hacking. Unless these blackberries are really popular iPhones will always be a more attractive target...

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Bacon as deadly as cigarettes and asbestos

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Re: It's also a good way to hide from pontificating bullies who use offensive language

Why do you need to hide from me? What do you think I'm going to do? Downvote your posts? Scarey.....

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Re: Gluten meat substitute

Known as Seitan I believe, and does make a much more credible meat substitute from a texture perspective, based on memories from 35 years ago.

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Re: Make up your minds boffins

Yeah, can't they stop with this science stuff? I want a nice simple static belief system, not one where new research keeps changing things!!!

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Re: talking out of your backside

How is what I posted arse talk exactly mr. Anonymous pussy? The AC thing is for when you're bitching about work or exposing potentially sensitive info, not just for hiding while name calling. Wanker.

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Ouch!

Downvoted for liking the wrong carcinogen?

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Re: Dirty Daves cancerous cockopalyse

That's my new band name right there!!!

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Re: Wouldn't be worth it...

I felt the same when they told me to stop smoking those lovely cigarettes I used to enjoy. I trust you're as happy to pay for my lung cancer treatment as I am to pay for your bowel cancer treatment...

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Hackers pop grease monkeys' laptops to disable Audi airbags

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Re: Hackers pop grease monkeys' laptops to disable Audi airbags

Tests on audi cars find they contain tossers

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Re: So there is little kudos for exploiting them.

Bummer. If I'm killed by car hacking it better be a cool exploit!!

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Millions of people forget to cancel Apple Music subscription

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Re: This is The Register in full-on anti-Apple diatribe.

It's what they do, to all the big corps, not just Apple. If it's too upsetting for you to read something that isn't full on pro-apple marketing bullshit then you're in the wrong place.

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HTC's new One A9 will gulp Android updates days after Nexus mobes

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re: before an update forced a reboot.

It runs Windows?!?!?

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Microsoft's top lawyer: I have a cunning plan ... to rescue sunk safe harbor agreement

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Re: The simple solution is to put the servers in Europe and under European law.

That exactly what MS's current case is about, the US demanding access to data stored on servers in Ireland. The American government doesn't care where the servers are, it demands access anyway.

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BlackBerry opens its Priv kimono just a little wider

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Re: Unique?

A quick google (so correct me if I'm missing something) reveals both Knox and SEAndroid to be secure versions of android, but neither search shows top spec devices that come preloaded and are targeting business. Where are the specific samsung devices that are marketed to businesses as secure? As it stands the quote seems to be accurate.

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Nippy, palaver and cockwomble: Greatest words in English?

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Re: Best cockwomble definition I've seen

Surely it's just a boy womble, the female version being a henwomble.

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Microsoft now awfully pushy with Windows 10 on Win 7, 8 PCs – Reg readers hit back

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Re: from a random website

Random website? Most of us know of github. The tool consists of batch files, registry files and additions for the hosts file and it's all plain text and readable. So no dodgier than a random registry hack. The best advice for anyone that feels capable is to take a look at it to see if you're prepared to trust it.

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After Burner: Sega’s jet-fighting, puke-inducing arcade marvel

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re: make play easier, get extra lives etc.

Bloody students!!! Even gaming properly is too much like hard work!!!

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In 2015, your Windows PC can be owned by opening a spreadsheet

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Re: Just proves that Windows is an insecure platform. Software programmers make lots of mistakes.

So you use an OS that isn't written by Software programmers and is therefore secure?

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Android users left at risk... and it's not even THEIR FAULT this time!

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Re: AndroidVulnerabilities

u - the proportion of devices updated to the most recent version

If the carrier hasn't pushed it yet the device isn't counted in u.

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Re: no matter what platform you're running

Well maybe, but the risk decreases with market share. I bet anyone running a Palm Pre on Web OS is fairly safe....

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Re: down-vote-baiting troll attempts

Judging by the icon it was a joke. Made me laugh anyway.....

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Google's .bro file format changed to .br after gender bother

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The comment section

gets more like the Daily Mail every day. So do the feminazi click bait articles tbh....

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Re: this really is nothing compared to what's coming.

Go on then, enlighten us. What's coming?

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Man goes to collect stolen-car court docs found in stolen car in stolen car

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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong.

Has that ever happened?

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Top VW exec blames car pollution cheatware scandal on 'a couple of software engineers'

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it doesn't matter if the management knew.

They're paid to be responsible. They are responsible.

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TRANSISTOR-GATE-GATE: Apple admits some iPhone 6Ses crappier than others

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Re: The one your momma uses to call me on a Saturday night.

Yeah, she loves her pizza. Did you get it there on time?

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Team Microsoft: Device Police... 'Are you pumped? I'm pumped'

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Re: all I can smell from here is the slow, creeping spread of decay.

Yeah, I hate hot desking too. You never know what the last occupant has been up to....

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Linux kernel dev who asked Linus Torvalds to stop verbal abuse quits over verbal abuse

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Re: /. dug up some interesting dirt

No, she said that "You may need to learn to shout at people." was "*fucking* uncool". That's not interesting dirt, it's a perfectly reasonable statement.

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Re: If that is the case then please enlighten me with your wisdom

Indeed. If you read the post that this article is about she comes across as perfectly sensible. She didn't like the environment she was working in so she left the project to go somewhere else. Seems reasonable. Why shouldn't she, on her own blog, explain why?

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re: coarse language is a part of language, so it's only right it should be used.

That's some quality logic right there.

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Re: I once got a 30 day ban from SO for calling someone a tard

Good. You're supposed to post helpful stuff on there. "It's here in the manual" is helpful, "You're a tard for not looking in the manual" isn't.

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Microsoft's HoloLens: Here by 2016, mere three THOUSAND dollar price

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Re: just because it's Microsoft

No, just because it's The Register, and everyone gets short shrift, not just MS. Go and read the bleating under the latest apple security article.

For some reason it's upset you because it's MS and not Apple, Google, Oracle or some other massive corporation having the piss taken. That shows your bias, not el Reg's.

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Ubuntu 15.10: More kitten than beast – but beware the claws

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Re: (there are many)

Puts me in mind of a Fry and Laurie sketch set in a restaurant. When the diner asks for a new fork he gets a bin liner of plastic ones emptied on his table. "But these are crap!" he exclaims, "Yes, but look at the choice!" comes the reply....

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Re: might of

might've

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