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* Posts by sabroni

1346 posts • joined 11 May 2007

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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EE rolls out Brightbox fix... but it WON'T stop packet sniffers, DNS meddlers – infosec bod

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Surprise!

Never mind that, can I wipe it and install a proper Linux on it?

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Apple RESURRECTS the iPhone 4: report

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Never mind that!

Can I wipe it and install a proper Linux on it?

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Asus unveils dirt-cheap Chromebox desktops with Haswell chips

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Re: Hasn't anybody learnt?

I'm sure Google will stop with this silly ChromeOS nonsense now you've cleared that up.

Thanks. No really, well done.

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Re: Googlehatefest!

Shame on you!

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Re: Never mind that

Can I put Windows 8 on it? What about XP?

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Rivals attack Google's antitrust search settlement deal with EC

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Oh No!

Not another Googlehatefest! How will they cope?

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Google bit barge ordered to set sail for safe waters

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Re: Actually, they say "do NO evil"

Actually the google motto is "don't be evil".

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Re: That's interesting....

If you've got sources...

(or tickets for Googlehatefest, it sounds awesome!)

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Re: a lot of bile for a minor permitting issue.

I think the bile is for the "We don't have to follow the rules like everyone else" attitude, not this specific infraction.

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NatWest 'spam' email cockup got me slapped with late payment fee, says angry Reg reader

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Re: Resilience is a great thing when leveraged properly.

Resilience is a great thing when used properly. FTFY.

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Re: No, they were lying.

Thanks for clearing that up. No really, well done.

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Teeny, tiny state machine could BREATHE NEW LIFE into Moore's Law

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Re: "...the non-profit military contractor..."

Maybe they just like killing people?

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Vile Twitter trolls thrown in the cooler for rape abuse tweet spree

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Re: oooh

It's not ironic. Threatening someone with violence is not the same as insulting them.

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Re: I'd click the "block" button.

And after they'd signed up another 10 times would you still be so calm and rational as the threats to anally rape you turned up? And another 20? Would you go on indefinitly receiving abuse, just hitting "block" every time?

I wouldn't.

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Margaret Hodge, PAC are scaring off new biz: Treasury source

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Re: and can only be about damaging investment into the UK.

You sound paranoid and delusional, you really think this is about frightening off investors? You genuinely believe that Amazon and Google will pass up on millions of pounds of profits because Margaret Hodge was mean to them? Bizarre.....

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Ex-NSA guru builds $4m encrypted email biz - but its nemesis right now is control-C, control-V

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Re: Unless Hank is your nice local US government spook

I thought it was obvious that I chose the name Hank to indicate an american. What exactly is your point?

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That's beautiful man!

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from the article:

>> If you don't like the idea of Virtru's cloud holding your keys, you can set about creating your own one if you ask nicely. <<

The article says this is designed for normal users, as such they probably do want to trust someone else with the keys as the alternative is most likely not having keys.

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If alice can't trust bob

it doesn't matter how she shares stuff, he's got a memory. You don't have to screen grab or freeze a browser or whatever to recall the contents of an email.

This service is about stopping derek, igor and hank from looking at the mail in transit, isn't it? And it sounds like it makes a decent fist of it.

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Google, Netflix ready next weapon in net neutrality battle: The fury of millions

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@Blarkon

That's the only rational position, isn't it? We are talking about businesses.

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Chrome lets websites secretly record you?! Google says no, but...

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Problem solved.

An even more complete solution would be to swtich the computer off and go outside.

Facetiousness aside, disabling this feature is very secure but not very forward looking. The voice and video apis in the new web standards are an important part of providing proper, cross browser, cross device and multi os support for communication apps. That is what we should be aiming for.

The spec for this feature needs to be "disabled in all windows by default, can be explicitly enabled in a single window, that window cannot enable other windows". If Google just impelemented that I'm sure the "living standard" would follow....

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4K-ing hell! Will your shiny new Ultra HD TV actually display HD telly?

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Re: Now who's the idiot?

Is it the bloke with a phone the size of his head?

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Ninten-DOH! Japanese giant slashes Wii U sales forecasts by 70%

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Re: Why no follow on?

Seems bizarre to single out Nintendo for this hatred when the big games publishers are much worse. The "moribund milking of franchises" surely applies more to the regular COD and FIFA updates than to Nintendo.

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Re: Zelda game for the Wii or Wii U

That'd be Skyward Sword, November 2011.

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Re: Why no follow on?

Because Nintendo don't milk franchises like other publishers do. They tend to do a single Kart per hardware platform. It's part of their charm.....

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Ummm..

That'd be "a link between worlds", the one they released just before Christmas.

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Re: IPTATTTTIFU

It's pointless to abbreviate then type the thing in full underneath.

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Re: but it's really poor compared to Sony's and Steam.

I disagree. I find the Sony store to be a total pain to use, it's ugly, searching for a game invariably brings up a load of other hits before the thing that's an exact match for what you typed and browsing the store is clunky. I quite often browse the 3DS store to see what's available, I find the interface much more attractive and I've purchased a few things I've spotted whilst browsing (around the 6-7 quid mark), whereas I only really look in the ps3 store if there's something I specifically want.

Steam store I quite like though!

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Yahooligans! cower! as! COO! was! reportedly! SACKED! by! Mayer!

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future endeavored?

Doesn't Vince have copyright on that?

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Amazon workers in Delaware reject trade union membership

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So stop whining and become your own boss.

No, you stop paying yourself so much and share it around a bit with the people who do the actual bloody work.

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Re: It didn't go my way. It must be a conspiracy!!

Yeah, that's the only possible interpretation.

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Re: Why strikes down't work.

Yeah, can't have the plebs being overpaid, that's a management perk.

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High Court derails Google defence in Safari browser stalker cookie brouhaha

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Whataboutery

The fact you choose to use Apple services doesn't mean Google can ignore your privacy settings. Why would you think those two things are linked?

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Nokia Lumia update spreads Black death

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Re: flaky as a lepers crotch

Ewwww!

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Re: Worked 1st time for me

Right. We've got two succesful updates right here. This article is obviously full of shit when it claims that every update is bricking phones.

What? It didn't say that? You sure? Why else would people think it was worthwhile posting a "my phone updated ok" message if we already know that a lot of phones are updating ok?

Oh, it's to give smartarses like me something to bitch about? Tidy!

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Anatomy of a 22-year-old X Window bug: Get root with newly uncovered flaw

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Re: any C/C++ code, you know it sucks...

FTFY....

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Re: Already fixed

Only 22 years after it went in! Sweet!

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Re:though 40 char+ function names don't help

"wait_for_completion_interruptible_timeout" seems pretty helpful, more helpful than "x" anyway.....

Doesn't your IDE complete that stuff for you once you start typing anyway?

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Campaign to kick NSA man from crypto standards group fails

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Re: Nail, head.

As Mary so rightly points out, the presence of a known NSA stooge doesn't make everyone else clean, they have many employees. For the standards group to have any credibility he surely has to go.

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Dell confirms Chromebook for Blighty

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without worrying about viruses, updates, licensing etc etc.

You don't need to worry about being up to date, but you might want to worry about updates removing functionality you use. If you're not paying to use a service then Google have no reason to maintain features they don't want to....

Automatic security patches are great (up to a point) but automatic "updates" to application behaviour can cause all sorts of problems.

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Vodafone dodges UK corporation tax bill - AGAIN

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Re: Nothing to see here, next story please.

Please stop discussing this and get back to work plebs!

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Android antivirus apps CAN'T kill nasties on sight like normal AV - and that's Google's fault

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Re: No numbers of successfully installed ones are ever given.

You say that like it's a good thing. It would be much better if the number was known and it was insignificant. You imply that this lack of knowlege is because the number is small, I hope you're right, I fear you're not.

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Re: pretty much useless

Too right. Letting you know you have malware on your phone is pointless if you can't automatically quarantine it. I'd rather let it run if the alternative is having to take some action myself....

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Xiaomi taps the HYPEGEIST with 10 pence DIY Wi-Fi router

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WTF?

the closest thing to Apple one can find beyond Cupertino. ®

Yeah, nothing says "Apple" like a build it yourself router. Or a terabyte of storage for 10p.

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