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* Posts by sabroni

1340 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Ancient telly, check. Sonos sound system, check. OMG WOAH

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WTF?

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Your definition of "social" is out of date.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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BB10's 'dated' crypto lets snoops squeeze the juice from your BlackBerry – researcher

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Re: the "Android" apps are "sandboxed"

Oh well that's absolutely fine then! While they may have fucked up their encryption software I'm sure they can build a bug free sandbox.

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Plusnet shunts blame for dodgy DNS traffic onto customers' routers

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Awwwww!

Yeah, it's weird. They're nice to every other ISP, hardware manufacturer and software company, yet for some inexplicable reason the tone of this article is negative. Clearly there's a vendetta going on.

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Does Apple's iOS 7 make you physically SICK? Try swallowing version 7.1

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re: I've not had Android crash on me for god knows how long now

My Android phone just rebooted itself in the middle of a tune on the way to work this morning.

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Energy firms' security so POOR, insurers REFUSE to take their cash

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Ewww! Informed comment!

That's interesting. If companies can't make money out of generating electricity then the market clearly isn't working and things need to change. Nevertheless, the answer to that problem isn't "open up the infrastructure to the internet".

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Toshiba Encore: The Windows 8.1 tablet that might catch on

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Re: C:\> autoshill.bat

For the hard of thinking, you don't need to use your "real" name to have an account here. Accounts allow other users to see all your post. If you want to read all Youngdog's posts you can. Posting anon means you can only judge each individual post, even if you find a sequence that appears to be from one anon.

It's really not that difficult to understand.

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Pine trees' scent 'could prevent climate change really being a problem'

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Re: @ turtle

You can read as much as you like into my simple answer to the simple question. I didn't ask him to be more balanced, I merely suggested that it might be a reason for him to mention the positive feedback theories.

Check my other posts (just click on my name) you'll see your name calling is unfounded and just plain fucking rude.

You prick.

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Re: Why the fuck would he bother?

In order to appear less unbalanced?

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Steve Jobs statue: Ones and ohs and OH NOES – it's POINTING at us

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I like it!

And it's provoking a reaction, so it MUST be art!

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LG offers BRAIN-SAVING CANCER-BL... er 'good luck charms'

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@:Fibbles

What claims? That the research is 50/50 funded by the government and the industry? That came from here: http://www.o2.com/cr/resource/independent_research.asp

Whether that information makes you cynical about the results of the research is your call. It certainly makes me less confident of it, but maybe I have a bad attitude.....

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Oh dear.

Don't confuse "pilton pop festival" as it's known around here with the town of Glastonbury. You've got a whole load of psychic bad vibes heading your way now!!

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Thoroughly discredited.

I went to the MTHR website to take a look at their findings. They seem very clear on who's involved in the research, but less clear on who's paying for it. Googling for "who finances the MTHR" doesn't turn up much, but does have a link to a page on the o2 website that explains this research is paid for 50/50 by the government and the mobile telecoms industry.

Could you find two more trustworthy sponsors?

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Nokia launches Euro ANDROID invasion, quips: 'Microsoft knew what they were buying'

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Re: Never mind that!

Whoooooosh!

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Never mind that!

Can I wipe it and put a Proper Linux on there?

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Nokia launches Android range: X marks the growing low-cost spot

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I get it!

Android is great because it's open source. You can take the bits you like and leave the bits you don't. Except, when someone actually takes it and does something the googletards don't like they bitch and moan like there's no tomorrow....

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You'll NEVER guess who's building the first Ubuntu phones in 2014

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Never mind that!

Can i wipe it and install a Proper Lin.... oh.

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MEPs demand answers from EU antitrust chief about planned Google search biz deal

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Re: "Get back here and explain your actions to us"

Agreed. Sounds a bit like whataboutery though....

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Official: British music punter still loves plastic

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Re: Really?

What are you using to rip? I rip every CD I buy with EAC (and lame for the mp3 encoding), I definitely have some Warner ones (though probably from Taiwan if that makes a difference) and I ripped them with no issues.

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C30 C60 C90

Go!

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Google warns Glass wearers: Quit being 'CREEPY GLASSHOLES'

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Re: Paranoid schizophrenia

Or maybe you write off things as paranoia when there is more rational explanation?

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But if it was one tourist..

...with thousands of cameras all over the town you were on holiday in, able to piece together your every movement for the entire holiday, it would be fucking creepy. Individual glassholes may not be an issue, but Google getting the feeds from millions of these things is well beyond creepy and into sinister.

It's bad enough that they know where most Android phones (and their users) are most of the time, but that's something you opt in to when you take their services. I haven't opted into that and I don't want them spying on me.

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Re: Who wants to be part of a society where individuality is shunned?

You're setting up a new society?

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FIGHT! BlackBerry,T-Mobile US CEOs clash in 'inappropriate' ad spat

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TMobile aren't the end device user.

What are you talking about?

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Fine, you can mock us: NSA spies back down in T-shirt ridicule brouhaha

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Re: a tacit admission that they were wrong

>> the two agencies decided to settle the case with no admission of guilt <<

They made sure they didn't admit anything.

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Google's paid link settlement plan will lead to fresh wave of abuses, claims Euro rival

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Re: This is a problem how and why does it need to be "solved"?

It's a problem because Google are also competing with other services and push their services over competitors in their search results.

It's kind of like when Mshipped IE with windows. Surely someone could have just made a better browser and it'd be successful? (Well, I guess it would be if you stuck it as a "improve your internet" link on the top of 90% of all search results....)

So, was the EU was wrong to hassle MS about IE? Or is it just Google that are sacrosanct?

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HELL is other people ... Thousands play SAME Pokemon game on TV. Mayhem ensues

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Catch em all

Surely you need to trade with Pokemon Blue to get all 151?

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Google, Apple pop a cap in that Flappy Birds crapp app flapp

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Pointy birds, oh pointy pointy.

Anoint my head. Anointy-nointy.

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Apple Mac Pro: It's a death star, not a nappy bin, OK?

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Re: Cannot for the life of me understand why the author was miffed at the lack of SD card slot.

Because he's got something on an SD card that he wants to copy to the mac?

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Wii got it WRONG: How do you solve a problem like Nintendo?

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Re: Even now there are really no games to play for the wii.

It's wierd, the wii is villified for all the shovelware, yet peole still say there's no games available for it. There are loads of games to play for the wii. Ones I've enjoyed include: Animal crossing, Endless Ocean 1 & 2, House of the Dead: Overkill, Kirby's Epic Yarn, No More Heroes 1 & 2, The Last Story, Another code, de Blob, Deadly Creatures, Disaster: Day of Crisis, Excite Truck, Ghost Squad, Let's Tap, Little King's Story, Mushroom Men, Okami, Opoona, Pandora's Tower, Pikmnin, Ravin' Rabbids, Sakura Wars, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, Sin & Punishment, Trauma Centre, Wario Ware and Xenoblade Chronicles. Download games I've liked include the Art Style games, the bit trip games, bonsai barber and Lost Winds.

Lots of the boxed games can be picked up for a pittance these days...

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Thought mobe banking apps were safe from nasties? THINK AGAIN

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Re: Internet banking in don't do it over a public wifi connection shocker!

And how many internet banking customers are completely unaware of where their magic internets is coming from? You can't make a consumer product like an online banking app and then expect users to know when it's dodgy to use it. Well you can, but it'll end in tears.....

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Re: if your bank does something really stupid.

Yeah, like that'd happen!

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The UNTOLD SUCCESS of Microsoft: Yes, it's Windows 7

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Re: Look, it's shit and everyone knows it

No.

You are!

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Re: The smouldering wreckage that is Windows 8...

Considered opinion seems to be that 8.1 makes it a lot better. I'm still running 8 mind, there's always some bloody essential app i use for work that claims to be incompatible when I run the upgrade checker exe,

Not really sure why you're finding it so difficult though, don't you just click on the desktop tile oince you've booted and stay there? I had to rewire some file types to not open in stupid metro apps when I first got 8 but now that's done I seldom see the start screen and I spend all day running it....

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Google to banish mobe-makers using old Androids: report

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Re: A bit like Microsoft and WindowsXP then, Doc?

If you think 14 years and 4 years are the same thing, then yeah!

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Nokia to launch low-cost Android phone this month – report

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Re: Keep that up for a while, and what happens to Android?

The 98% of the market that still use Google's services mean it's pretty much unnafected?

And the "get me coat" icon is for shit jokes.

Oh, I see what you did there.....

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JavaScript is everywhere. So are we all OK with that?

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Re: my trade is mostly quick-and-dirty...

then you should get on with JS!

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'I plead guilty to DDoS conspiracy and these GCHQ b*stards were doing the SAME thing?'

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An eye for an eye always has been always will be..

.. a childish response that results in conflicts escalating and dragging on for years. You don't stop bullying by being a bigger bully.

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