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* Posts by sabroni

1256 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Internet Explorer 11 for Win7 bods: Soz, no HTML5 fun for you

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Re: Well HTML 5 hasn't been ratified yet

It's a "living standard"!

So no.

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Google to web: SHUT YOUR MOUTH or Chrome 32 beta will do it for you

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So no support for google apps on Chrome 30 anymore then?

It's goose sauce, after all!

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Yet ANOTHER IE 0-day hole found: Malware-flingers already using it for drive-by badness

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Re: One day MS will include EMET as standard in Windows.

How is the brow beaten neighbour from "Keeping up Appearances" going to help?

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KRAKOOM! iPad Air EXPLODES in FIREBALL, terrified fanbois FLEE Apple store

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This respondent thought the article was slightly amusing, but knew the comments thread would be much funnier.

Thanks messele, you're a star!

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You might not like Jasper Hamill

but he certainly knows how to get the indignant fanboys posting!

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Re: Must be soul-destroying writing this guff day in, day out.

The article or your comment?

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Oooh! My NAUGHTY SKIRT keeps riding up! Hello, INTERNET EXPLORER

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Re: That is what is referred to

as a burn on you!

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MPs blast 'alarmingly weak' management of one-dole-to-rule-them-all

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WTF?

eh?

Just random misogynistic bullshit or what?

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Google 'fesses up: Yup, we're KILLING OFF IE9 support for Gmail, Apps

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So when they say dropping support..

..do they mean "it'll render, if it fucks up it's your problem", "we're sniffing the user agent and directing you to the old 'static' html site, or "we're sniffing the user agent and just won't render"? Dropping support could mean any of these. For gmail, if it just directs you to the old html site what's the problem? It's perfectly functional.

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None of your Bezos: Jeff's wife gives one star to journo's Amazon tome

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Re: Bias

Couldn't give a shit? Massive Amazon reviews don't write themselves. It's clear she gives a massive shit. And why does a desire for a book to succeed equate to bias towards it's subject?

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Apple will FAIL in corporate land 'because IT managers hate iPads'

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Re: "Never say never again?"

Login to windows taking 30 minutes? The answer? Give everyone iPads. Really? No one thought to find out what the problem with the network was?

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follow @pbyrom

for more marketing messages....

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No, it's NOT Half-Life 3 – it's Valve's lean, mean STEAM MACHINE

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Re: I dont see that underpowered but consistant hardware specs is the benefit some say it is.

Compare the games released when the ZX spectrum first came out to things that were released at the end of it's popularity. Take a look at some first gen wii games then fire up Xenoblade Chronicles. There's clearly big gains in performance that can be made by having an intimate grasp of the precise hardware you're running on.

Doesn't necessarily beat the ability to run on increasingly powerful hardware though....

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Aussie bloke hacks way to top of music charts with MIDI-based tunes

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Re: Proof that I'm really cool..

...I can take a story about faking plays on Spotify and use it as an excuse to look down my nose at everyone.

My taste, like everything else in my life, is perfect.

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Digital deviants: The many MAD COMPUTERS of Doctor Who

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>> But then, when you're looking at stocking your data center with systems built by someone called the Shadow, who lives someplace called the Planet of Evil and who claims to be a servant of the Black Guardian, maybe you should get a second quote. <<

We did, we tried Microsoft, Google and Sony. So we went with "the Shadow from the Planet of Evil" because at least he was upfront about it.

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iPad Air not very hot: Apple fanbois SHUN London fondleslab launch

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You forgot

Butthurt fanbois posting snarky comments: check

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face down in a pool of your own bitterness.

Aww, didn't anyone queue for the latest device from your favourite manufacturer?

But yeah, Hamill is the one with all the bitterness....

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Apple Store workers' inner journey revealed

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Indeed. Now if only we could work out why Google don't....

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Dark matter: Good news, everyone! We've found ... NOTHING AT ALL

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@ Destroy all monsters

>> Unfortunately it resides in crank universe and it firmly intends to stay there. <<

>> I won't even mention websites promoting it that look like something out of geocities. <<

Ah, this would be the name calling and style criticising bit of the "scientific debate". Good to see so many upvotes for this fantastic bit of reasoning.....

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Re: but HOW did he create the Universe eh?

I believe he made a massive bang....

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Virgin Media only puts limited limits on its Unlimited service

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Re: Re: What a bunch... Cheers, Jamie. :-)

FFS, get a room! We've got bitching to do!!!

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Apple CEO Tim Cook v Microsoft's Ballmer: Seconds out, round two!

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Re: iOS7 is the single worst set of UX changes I have ever ever seen.

So you've not seen Windows 8?

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Free upgrade

with every massively overpriced device!

IMHO they should ban the use of "free" in advertising when meaning "at no extra cost"!

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LinkedIn: Obviously biz people DON'T use MS Exchange servers. REALLY?

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Re: What am I missing here?

As far as I can tell the outlook social connector is something to integrate LinkedIn to your Outlook contact list. The article is about an iPhone app that doesn't talk to Outlook. Can you spot the difference?

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What am I missing here?

The fact they're talking about an iPhone app?

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Re: but will at some point soon

From the article: But the company declined to "put a timeline on it".

That says "soon" to you? Are you a project manager?

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Wozniak: Please, whatever you do, DON'T buy me an iPad Air

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Re: I'm more of a USB stick and cable to tablet fan, it's not that big of a deal.

Spooky! He lives on!

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Re: meh

Because carrying around 6 ipads would be awkward?

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Surface 2 and iPad Air: Prepare to meet YOUR DOOM under a 'Landfill Android' AVALANCHE

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Re: At least get your facts straight

Yeah, the thing is half of those folks have i devices.

If the only people who know how to copy mp3s without iTunes are register readers it's not really comparable to the experience on android or windows devices.

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Chrome for the slurp-weary: Cookie-binning Aviator browser arrives

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Re: Why is Java even enabled by default?

Well, going by the second paragraph of the article, it's "enabled" because it's "click to play" (so doesn't run until you say so). Surely more convenient than having to find the "enable java" setting, and more granular (only runs on the page you click, not all the tabs that are open).

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you say third party cookies are blocked

so I'm inferring that first party cookies aren't. So why would that impact a sites behaviour? The only cookies a site sees are cookies that belong to it....

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It's the '90s all over again: Apple repeats mistakes as low-cost tablets pile up

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Re: Buy cheap, buy twice

and still save a couple of hundred quid....

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Swedish teen's sex video fine slashed: Unwilling co-star girlfriend furious

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Re: people are vindictive jerks

Yeah, see that's not my experience, at least not of the people I consider friends. Maybe, just maybe, you're a vindictive jerk and people just reflect that shit back at you? As an experiment why not try being a bit nicer to people and see if they start to behave that way too.....

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Really?

Why shouldn't people be free to make private tapes? Why should you assume that when someone says "it's just for me" they mean "it's for the whole world?"

The internet is no excuse for behaving like a dick....

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Re: Or perhaps the judges are a little more discerning about videoing their sexual romps

Classic victim blaming. "She should never have trusted her boyfriend in the first place so it's her fault."

No. It isn't.

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Nice job, technology. Now we have to work FIVE TIMES HARDER

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Re: the reality is that a whacking great percentage of those people don't want to work.

Prove it. A link to a story in the Daily Mail doesn't count.

This is such a load of bollocks. The vast majority of people who are out of work don't want to be out of work. The fact that some of them won't work for £4 an hour doesn't make them workshy, it just means they know that's never going to be enough to live on.

Meanwhile in the news atm top american execs get over $100 million a year. Do you genuinely believe anyone works hard enough to "earn" that? While people caring for the sick and dying get less than minimum wage?

Typically, you know the price of everything and the value of nothing....

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Google pulls all Android apps linked to adware badness THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED

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Quick googletards!

Hijack this thread to bitch about punctuation before anyone notices how badly Google have fucked up!!!

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Beyond: Two Souls - the game that thinks it's a Hollywood blockbuster

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Re: Platform?

Second hand game gets cheaper over time! Who'd have thought? PC games are just the same. There are plenty of cheap second hand pc games down my local games shop...

But yeah 50 quid up front is pricey, but I think the game budget and limited market mean they have to take the piss a bit or Sony will have to stop bankrolling them. And, however cynical you may be about the game, that would be a pity. Someone has to try pushing things, just running around shooting is soooooooo dull...

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Re: They love barely interactive movies.

Awww, upset you're not getting a Sony exclusive? Of course not, if it's not played with a mouse and keyboard how could it be any good?

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Re: remember Dragon's Lair? Is this really much different?

Depends on whether you think a five minute Tom and Jerry cartoon is much different to a Bourne film....

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Apple handed Samsung-busting nuke after Steve Jobs patent U-turn

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Re: LOL

or a downvote!

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@Moof

What is called "reading"? I read the article, I'd like to know what it means in real terms. I always got a balanced (though google-centric) explanation from groklaw, certainly when compared to coverage in the Register or elsewhere on the net.

So where can I go to "read" a clear, concise, legal explanation of what this means, smartarse?

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Damn.

With no Groklaw how are we going to find out what this actually means?

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Google stays tight-lipped on IE9 Gmail, Apps death sentence

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Re: No.

Sounds good. In fact, sounds better than the current nearly-ready beta! Might be worth spoofing an older user agent just to get a robust, reliable version of the site! Thanks!

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Re: continue to perform well even if Google abandon official support

But in the article it states that when Google stop running on old browsers they only render you a message telling you to update (to chrome, probably). So it doesn't matter how standards compliant you are, if they see a version no. they don't like you don't get the site, just a nag message... Not what I'd call performing well.

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Android's defences against malicious apps dissed by security bods

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Re: Weak troll is weak.

So weak that they look like a googletard trying to distract from the legitimate question: if third parties can scan the store for malware why aren't google doing the same?

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Microsoft pulls Win 8.1 RT code which upgraded Surface 'slabs into BRICKS

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Why downvoted?

Because the story isn't "Every device broken by update" just "some devices broken by update". The fact that you have two devices, one of which is relevant (this was an RT problem) that have managed to update is not news and adds nothing of value to the discussion.

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Re: That should be, "Microshaft pulls ......."

oh my aching sides.....

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Re: The defnition of bricked is unrecoverable

Stop arguing with this! This is a technical site, not "Windows for users", and as such should use words like "bricked" correctly. Your mum might think it's bricked, but if you know it's fixable then you know it's not...

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