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1326 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Sony bosses will return bonuses as firm preps for BILLIONS in losses

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Re: All in all, it's not really comparable to a Western business 'integrity' maneuver.

Isn't that because it's not a "maneuver" at all? Whether it's cultural or to do with integrity they don't feel they can accept the bonus. Your talk about law is pretty disingenuous, it's perfectly legal to not pay a bonus which could just as easily happen in the west.

"It's a pretty small price for the Sony execs to pay though" So why don't we ever see this sort of thing over here then?

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Seriously?

No one commenting on the actual contents of the article then? The top execs at Sony are returning their bonuses because the company is doing poorly.

I think that demonstrates integrity far beyond any I've ever seen from corporate management in the west. I don't see why you'd choose this article to comment on firmware upgrades or lousy software.

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Linux distros fix kernel terminal root-hole bug

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Re: Never mind the facts!

Let's fill this page with MS hate then we can all pretend this Linux vulnerability never happened.

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Botched SAP billing system helps Npower reach No 1 on gripes list

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Upvote!

for "shower of bollock-jugglers"!

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Nintendo says sorry, but there will be NO gay marriage in Tomodachi Life ... EVER

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Re: The natural environment for children is to have a male and female parent.

The natural environment for children is outside. Don't hear you railing against houses.

It's much more important for children to have a loving home environment, one loving mother or two loving dads is better than a male and female parent who hate each other and fight all the time.

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re: I'm trying to imagine such a game...

I bet you are. Looks good, yeah?

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re: the last thing most parents would want...

... is little timmy asking why ryu and ken are kissing like mummy and daddy do

Well maybe most parents (citation needed) should stop being so uptight and just explain that ryu and ken love each other just like mummy and daddy do and that's why they're kissing. Seems pretty straightforward to me.

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You are so right!

Likewise if you play COD, stop wasting time in front of the computer and get into the real world and start slaughtering! All you tetris fans, start destroying real walls! All you pacman heads, take pills and eat ghosts in real life.

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ZTE Open C, the Firefox OS mobe you'll almost want, now on eBay

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What you mean is..

...Can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there!!

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Atom, GitHub's code editor based on web tech, goes open source

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Re: when editors made in C/C++ are available that can even be used on ancient hardwares.

If this used web technologies properly the answer to your "why would anyone use this" question would be "because it runs on any platform that has a modern browser on".

As this comes bundled in an OS specific executable I'm forced to agree with you, a C/C++ implementation would've been more efficient. Not so easy to bolt in all the new js frameworks that a text editor so obviously needs though....

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Re: the source is available

I know.

The obvious point I was making was that these are all web technologies so should really run on any modern "standards compliant" browser. Where's the advantage is taking all these "run anywhere" components and bundling them into an OS X specific executable? How much extra effort went into bundling them that could have been spent delivering a genuine cross platform app?

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html, css, javascript

Wrapped up in a OS X only executable. Way to miss the point!

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Potato in SPAAAAACE: LOHAN chap cooks up stratospud with Heston Blumenthal

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Well....

I for one welcome our new starch based, cosmic ray enhanced, creamy mash overlords!

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Tesco to tout its own smartphone – now THAT'S an unexpected item in the bagging area

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Re: Never mind that!

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

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Titsup UK Border IT causes CHAOS at air and seaports in Blighty

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Re: There may have been chaos at the borders

Ooh, starting a sentence with "But, ", doesn't look exactly like cutting edge grammar to me. You can debate whether starting a sentence with but is ok, but you certainly don't need a comma after it.

Hoisted by your own leotard!

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The quid-a-day nosh challenge: Anyone fancy this fungus I found?

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Try the chinese supermarket if you can..

.. I use Wai Yee Hong's in Bristol (near Ikea) and they do packet noodles for 25p but with powdered seasoning, separate chilli sachet, sachet of soy sauce, little sachet of dried onions and a sachet of flavouring oil. Loads more flavoursome than Adsa ones and lots more flavours to choose from.

Does the recipe above (noodles in cup-a-soup) remind anyone else of the lifestyle recipe tips from Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun?

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Amazon veep: We tweak our cloud code every 16 seconds – and you?

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The Amazon cloud tweaks its software every 16 seconds

And that's supposed to be good why exactly? Are they finding bugs at nearly 4 a minute or are they just faffing around with stuff that already works? Or does "tweaks" mean insignificant changes?

Yet more MS style "Big list of stuff = best product" thinking.

There were no posts here when I composed this, honest! I didn't consciously copy Ken!

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Top tip, power users – upgrading Ubuntu may knacker your Linux PC

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Yeah fucking Microsoft! Bunch of twats.

Sorry, what was the article about again?

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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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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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