* Posts by sabroni

1857 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Bacon as deadly as cigarettes and asbestos

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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: 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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AdBlock blocker biz bought

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Re: You can turn that option off anytime

No, people should not be given that option.

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Re: Downvote it if you like but it's been proven time and time again

It's been proven that EVERYONE has a price? Where's the research that did that then?

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Weird garbled Windows 7 update baffles world – now Microsoft reveals the truth

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re: Am I the only one to not give a shit about the english

No. It looks like the start of this thread is full of grammatical nit picking purely to distract from a serious issue. MS sock puppets in false flag grammar outrage?

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Tear teardown down, roars Apple: iFixit app yanked from store

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Re: Bigger picture

Their market, their rules. You know the risks when you spend serious person-years-$$ (?!?) or you're a bit too naive to be running a business.

Besides, by the sounds of it the app did nothing that the mobile site doesn't (except possibly generate revenue).

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I want free stuff!

FTFY.

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Hands on with Google's Nexus 5X, 6P Android Marshmallow mobes

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Re: Prices are more reasonable than the Nexus 6

LG and Samsung are Korean. Korea is not part of China.

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Re: A good thing

Google giving users a little more control over what happens on their machines must surely make Microsoft realise they can carry on in the direction they're going for a good while until they meet Google coming the other way.

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Google literally dangles its new dongle in front of gasping TV audiences

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Coral is a colour?

Like "sweets" is, or "jumpers". It's available in black, red and yellow, marketing arseholes!

And where I come from lemonade is clear and colourless.

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US watchdog POKES STICK at Google's Android over rival-blocking allegations

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Re: How dare you!

Because everyone uses the joke icon when they're being sarcastic....

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How dare you!

Comparing the lovely Google with those bastards at Micro$haft!!!!

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Google 'cubists' fix bug in Linux network congestion control, boost performance

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Re: the point here about open source is that a user of the software created a fix for the problem

Well ok, if you explain it nice and clearly like that it does make sense.....

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Re: The power of open source

And probably fucked your dog. Probably.

But I see your point, a bug like this hanging around for 10 years definitely proves that open source is better than closed.

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The pachyderm punch: El Reg takes just-over-a-ton Elephone P8000 to tusk

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Re: no-one does it or bothers catching the exceptions

Because the only thing that can go wrong when you call an external android service is permission denied.

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It’s easier to list what you do get rather than what’s missing.

Does it have GPS? Didn't see it mentioned in the review.

The fact it allows you to manage app permissions is very cool! It makes you wonder why none of the big Android names have a similar feature....

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'We can handle politicos, OUR ISSUE IS JUDGES', shout GCHQ docs

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Re: Love the photo

Didn't realise how well he'd done with the grimace until I saw it up close. That is classic McMahon Dredd mouth!!

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KARMA POLICE: GCHQ spooks spied on every web user ever

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Re: The judge still did me for Indicant Exposure.

An indicator that's not exposed is pretty pointless....

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Re: Mr Dogshit

First name "Thickas"?

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Re: that's not terrorism!

That nutter was white. Terrorists are brown!!

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Facebook's security now sexier, with killer curves

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Re: @ Lost all faith...(was: @sabroni (was: ::yawns::))

"Anyone who actually needs secure email already has it." <> "it was readily available."

"It's HARD! to understand!" why you're arguing about this. Your first post clearly said that those who needed it already had it. You twist and turn like a mouthy smartarse hoisted by his own petard....

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Re: ::yawns::

Everyone actually needs secure email.

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Controversial: The future is data integrity, not confidentiality

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Re: the driving license is a de facto ID card

Not everyone drives.

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Cookies MONSTER your security, even with encryption

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Re: Cookies are one of the missfeatures of HTTP

The fundamental issue here is the statelessness of http/tcpip. I'm not sure why cookies particularly get the blame for this, any solution that requires the client to hold some state is open to hijacking. Any solution with no client state at all has to treat you like it's your first visit every time you use it. If you log in it has to store a token to keep you authenticated, and whether you pass that as a header or as a cookie it's still effectively the same thing. Cookies are not the problem, statelessness is.

Besides, if all the hacker can do is change a cookie and that compromises the app then the app is being too trusting of it's input.

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Blighty's Bloodhound 1,000mph rocket car unveiled ahead of record attempt

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Re: As to the "emissions" question, above, who the hell cares?

It's a joke about the current VW scandal.

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