* Posts by sabroni

1612 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Apple LIGHTSABERS to feature in The Force Awakens

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Re: unless they draw power directly from the force or something stupid like that :)

Indeed, that would really threaten the credibility of the piece. Just because the force can lift a little starship out a swamp doesn't mean it could have enough power to make a magic laser!

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WhatDaHell, WhatsApp? Student claims 'stalker' tool shows security flaws

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re: More firearms on piles of cash would be fine, though...

Really? You think guns are fine but images of attractive humans are bad? Are you American perchance?

(Don't know what you're moaning about anyway, there's no image on the top of the story on my browser. Is that NoScript working it's magic?)

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Gullible Apple users targeted by bogus order cancellation scam

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Re: you might not have space for actual news

Yeah, I expect your servers nearly full now, what with how long you've been around.

Anyway, I have to read every article, no matter how irrelevant to my interests, so if you could keep it to stuff I'm interested in that'd be great! Thanks!!

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ATTENTION SETI scientists! It's TOO LATE: ALIENS will ATTACK in 2049

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monumental collection of slack-jawed internet mumblings

That's you that is.

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So long, Cyanogen! OnePlus says its future belongs to OxygenOS

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re: Or to put it another way.

Here's another choice that you can make when shopping for a phone.

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Re: Microsoft?

I knew it! Fucking Micro$haft!!!!!

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Dutch government websites KO'd by 10-hour DDoS

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If I know something, and you don't, then you must be stupid!

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Now Samsung's spying smart TVs insert ADS in YOUR OWN movies

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Re: Do adverts actually work?

No, of course not. It's just a fun way for corporations to get rid of all that pesky money.

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Patch now: Design flaw in Windows security allows hackers to own corporate laptops, PCs

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Re: instead apply a default, potentially less secure, group policy.

So if you have you windows configured with appropriate default group policy this isn't a problem?

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Anonymous loose cannon admits DDoSing social services and housing websites

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Re: Meanwhile

Yeah, these days you get arrested and thrown into jail if you say you're English!

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Robot vacuum cleaner EATS WOMAN

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Re: Don't any of you have wives, girlfriends, both?

Yeah, you need tits to work a vacuum cleaner.

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Assange's cop chaperones have cost £10 MEEELLION to date

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Re: When was there last a 'big kerfuffle'?

I don't know when the last one was, here's one from March last year: https://revolution-news.com/protesters-demand-freedom-julian-assange-ecuadorian-embassy-london/ Looks quite kerfuffly in the photo.

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Re: just shoot him

Ok, only if we can shoot you first. No, you can't have a trial.

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Re: Why does it cost so much per day

Is it because occasionally there's a big kerfuffle outside that requires lots of plods and what your looking at is an average and not an invoice that says "£10,000 x 960 days"?

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Get off Twitter – and onto Google if you want to find TWITS and tweets

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@Charlie Clark, Once the media fall out of love with Twitter

Not really. The media aren't interested in wrestling tweets, certainly not from a promotion that only works in Bristol, but Bristol wrestling fans are. This isn't a way of generating column inches or time on the news, it's a way of communicating directly to the fans without using the traditional media. It is PR, but direct to the consumer.

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Re: get instant reactions to live events

Or, if you're promoting a show, it's a good way of trying to drum up support. We went to a wrestling show recently where one of the story lines was started a couple of days before on Twitter by one of the male wrestlers claiming that one of the women fancied him, which she was not happy about! It's a good way of getting the fans involved before the event and keeping stories going.

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WHERE'S WALLY? He's in this algorithm, says developer

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I think his sarcasm is really cool.

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Google gets my data, I get search and email and that. Help help, I'm being REPRESSED!

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Re: It's the owner of the website using Google to track you.

But you have one GA cookei, and so google can track you across all sites with Google Analytics. The site owner only sees your interaction with their site.

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Google, Amazon 'n' pals fork out for AdBlock Plus 'unblock' – report

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Re: your plan falls apart for probably %80+ of the people visiting this site

And for the 20% who just use windows 8 like we used 7 before it, and xp before that, it's good to know. Ta!

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Trouble comes in threes: Yet ANOTHER Flash 0-day vuln patch looming

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Why the dig at IE?

I got the last flash patch (for IE) as part of Windows Update.

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Drunk on Friday night? Then YOU probably DIDN'T spot Facebook's privacy tweak

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Re: No, like I refuse to contemplate the fact that you actually read this bit...

Yeah, I read that bit, it comes right after:

Go enjoy and become the product, the victim, whilst you wave your e-penis/e-vagina at all those poor saps who's life is so empty that they are interested in your meaningless existence.

You can add "of course I'm nothing special" after that, but I'm afraid it doesn't stop you sounding like a pompous prick.

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Re: Evolution

Could you contemplate getting over yourself for a second?

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Re: Can Germany be trusted with privacy?

They haven't invaded anyone lately. That in itself is suspicious!! They're up to something!!!

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Microsoft eyes slice of Raspberry Pi with free Windows 10 sprinkled on top

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re: See icon -->

I think this one is probably most appropriate..

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Apple CEO: Fandroids are BINNING Android in favour of IPHONES

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Re: significantly under-competes

"under performs compared to" surely? What does "under-compete" mean? Doesn't try hard enough?

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'Revenge porn' bully told not to post people's nude pics online. That's it. That's his punishment

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Re: it sounds like a pretty heartfelt apology.

But if you spend 5 minutes reading here: http://adamsteinbaugh.com/2015/01/29/craig-brittain-settles-with-ftc-isanybodydown-david-blade-story-changes/ you'll see he is clearly full of shit.

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Does Big Tech hire white boys ahead of more skilled black people and/or women?

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Jesus wept!

Listen to the white boys whine. Did someone threaten your privilege?

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Re: I've never seen a single case of racism or sexism relating to hiring

Oh, that's ok then. I guess all the women and black people are just not very good at IT.

You are sure that you can see the mental processes of the people hiring, yeah?

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Re: Everyone is terrified that if they hire a black person they'll use the wrong word

Yeah, that's right. It's political correctness gone mad that's to blame.

For fuck's sake......

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Re: because we need all phones to be equal.

What an idiotic post. Equality is about valuing people equally and making sure that disabilities or other differences don't negatively impact them. That doesn't mean treating everyone exactly the same, it means, for example, providing ramps for wheelchair users even though "normal" people don't need them. They get equal access, not an equal method of entry.

Now see if you can think about how that idea applies to other cases of discrimination.

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Re: artificially boosting the credibility of a person based on a "minority" concept

Fine. Suggest something better. But leaving things alone and hoping that things will change for the better doesn't work.

So how would you fix the problem?

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Re: Equality ?

So are you a white male? If so, maybe the fact you (and I) benefit from the status quo colours your opinion.

Whatever, I don't see "equality through qutoa" as worse than "inequality". Neither is particularly desirable, but at least one of those is trying to do something positive, however misguided...

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'YOUTUBE is EVIL': Somebody had a tape running, Google...

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Re: Try searching for a video on vimeo through Google. Guess what, it works

Missing the point a bit. Try searching for a video that's on vimeo through Google and see if it suggests it. They may show you vimeo results if you specifically ask for them, but for vimeo to become an alternative to youtube the search ranking needs to show no respect to the site hosting the video. Do Google favour youtube or does youtube's popularity put it at the top of the search results?

This is the classic point, continually downvoted here but not rebuffed, that Google search can't be trusted to be fair when they have a product to promote.

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BITE that APPLE if you want to escape the Android garden, Microsoft

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re: the Google Docs/Drive apps and Quickoffice work perfectly well.

I use a moto g with the stock android image on. About 50% of the time when I open a text document with google Quick Office it pops up a dialog with "The document is corrupt and needs recovery" (or words to that effect). To be fair, I haven't noticed anything missing from these "recovered" documents, but it's not what I call working perfectly well.

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BOO! Grave remote-code exec flaw in GNU C Library TERRIFIES Linux

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But it's holding off on making the attack code public, it says...

...until the vulnerability is no longer an immediate threat.

No, you get 90 fucking days, that's your lot! C'mon, I know everyone on here agrees with this, I read it under an article about an MS vulnerability.

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Fanbois to gamebois: Apple paperwork reveals iOS FUNPAD

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Then start suing everyone else who uses the word 'dock' for stealing our idea!!!

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Apple patch shields Macs from Thunderstrike

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Re: Apple developers signed up to the OS X Beta Programme.

Right, so no-one's prepared to put their name to this? Is that becuase of a non-disclosure clause in the Beta programme?

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according to a report.

Not clear from your article, or the linked iMore one, exactly who is claiming that this is fixed. Any chance of a bit of clarity? It doesn't sound like it's Apple saying it's fixed, but both Hudson in your article and Rick Mogull in iMore are quoted from when "Thunderstrike" (cool name!) was discovered, not from after patching. So who are these "beta developers", mentioned in your article but not in iMore?

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Some Androids can be HOSED by WiFi Direct vuln

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throws an IllegalArgumentException, crashing the device

Really? Might want to try catching that then, instead of letting it crash the device. FFS.

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'Linus Torvalds is UNFIT for the WORKPLACE!' And you've given the world what, exactly?

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Re: Popularity is a terrible measure of quality.

Innit! Just look at all the upvotes on this thread....

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Netadmin wanted for 'terrible, terrible, awful job nobody wants'

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Thank fuck for jake!

Where would the world be without you to sort shit out, eh?

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Microsoft just saved Windows Phone... Now stop whining

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that's unfortunate

apparently "There is only room for 2 players, and both the seats are filled."......

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German iron meets Monaco's highlands: Audi A1 review

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Ouch!

Now you've upset my old delta hf turbo!!!!

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You can drive an Audi on a road with no-one else around?

Someone needs to tell all the audi drivers, you don't have to slipstream the car in front to get anywhere....

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Buggy? Angry? LET IT ALL OUT says Linus Torvalds

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Re: not tolerating fools

Doesn't extend to those who can't construct a sentence then?

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Re: Yeah Man!

Fire up Lynx!

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Want a cheap Office-er-riffic tablet? Microsoft Windows takes on Android

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Re: avoiding an Android monopoly is good

BURN THE HERETIC!!!!

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