* Posts by sabroni

1595 posts • joined 11 May 2007

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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Which of UK's major ISPs will let you have exotic p0rn? NONE OF THEM

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Are you new here?

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Amazon's tax deal in Luxembourg BROKE the LAW, says EU

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Re: PR is the special olympics of electoral systems - you get elected just for turning up.

No, it's a simple system where you get elected if you get a big enough proportion of the votes. 30% of the votes means 30% of the MPs. It's complex, so I can see why you might have difficulty with it.

The good thing about FPTP is that all your rich mates get to keep running the country and pretending it's because we asked them to.

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I don't think you're ready for this Jelly: Google pulls support for Android WebView

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Re: a load of fandroids will be along to explain how any second, without a hint of irony....

See!

I love it when a plan comes together!!

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Re: WTF

No, no, no. This is totally, totally different to MS dropping support for XP, and a load of fandroids will be along to explain how any second, without a hint of irony....

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Microsoft cracks personalisation without prying

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Bloom Cookies!

A lot of software engineers forget how important it is to give your product a cool name. I want some of these and I don't eve know what they are!!!

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Re: I'm going to re-enable Ghostery etc.

NoScript it. You still see ads then but nothing dances and it's nice and quick.

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Node.js fork io.js hits version 1.0 – but don't call it production-ready

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Re: Can anyone recall me

Yes, you're the guy who posted about microsoft keyboards then replied to himself twice getting more and more irate!! That was cool!

If you mean can anyone remind you what the point of node.js is, I believe it's to do with the way javascript's function scope allows loads of concurrent (idle) connections to take very few resources. This makes certain sorts of chatty but mostly idle systems very easy to engineer. A "proper" language would make that nice and complex!

(I've not used node.js in anger so correct me if I'm wrong!)

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Don't use Charlie Hebdo to justify Big Brother data-slurp – Data protection MEP

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Re: re: those Germans

Yeah, Churchill and our boy's have got a lot to answer for.

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Re: Saying we should bomb $MiddleEasternCountry in retaliatiopn

We're discussing the Charlie Hebdo cover, not western foreign policy. I see your point, but not it's relevance.

The OP was talking about freedom of speech and comparing someone saying "I feel like Charlie Coulibaly" (a reference to the hostage taking nutjob in the pattiserie) to a picture of Mohammed saying that he "is Charlie" and all is forgiven. I can see how one of those is considered lawful and one isn't.

Bombing the middle east in retaliation would be mental, but isn't really relevant to the question of whether free speech should be unlimited or not.

Are you saying you think people should be free to say anything, including threatening other people, under free speech laws?

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Re: Without even a hint of irony

You're not equating drawing a picture of the prophet Mohammed with saying you feel like killing Jews are you? In the UK the second would be considered hate speech, the first is legally fine. I can understand and agree with this distinction.

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It's hacker jihad: Islamist skiddies square up to Anonymous

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United Islamic Cyber Force

No, we're the United Cyber Force of Islam. United Islamic Cyber Force are a bunch of SPLITTERS!!!

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

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Re: stepped foot

It's SET FOOT, FFS! Or stepped would also work.

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This $10 phone charger will wirelessly keylog your boss

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Re: Microsoft wireless keyboards have built in feature to defeat this

And yet people still say they're not secure!

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Re: Anonymous coward

Grow up and use your username. Going anon just to call people names is pathetic.

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Re: Decrypt any Microsoft wireless keyboard: MUH TRUSTED COMPUTING!!

Wow. Someone's not getting any....

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Boybanders ONE DIRECTION launch DoS attack on open-source bods

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Re: Babymetal

Su-metal has an awesome voice, I read somewhere that the entire project was dreamt up as a vehicle for her. Certainly sounds nothing like a cat being strangled. The little'uns are a bit more shrill but they're there for dancing more than singing.... Altogether they're a breath of fresh air in a increasingly fragmented and insular metal scene!

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DAMN YOU! Microsoft blasts Google over zero-day blabgasm

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Re: Best interests?

>> Or they could just say they have a problem and admit it, together with an idea of when they can be arsed to fix it. <<

Umm, that's exactly what happened. The problem was Google didn't want to wait the few days between their "deadline" and patch Tuesday. Next time you pull a quote from an article maybe you should read it too?

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