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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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Re: Whoever devised quick time events

It was Yu Suzuki when he made Shenmue and in that game I think they worked pretty well. I remember playing Skies of Arcadia afterward and instinctively going to press a button during a cut scene because I'd got so used to having some kind of input. I imagine if you like watching cut scenes then QTEs can be a pain, I like a bit of interaction (as long as it's done well...)

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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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Re: 4.3 has a hidden dialog

Well in the article they say 46% is from the store, so nearly half aren't dodgy warez, and protecting against stupid users is exactly what Apple's draconian restriction are there for.

I'm left wondering, if an outside company can analyse 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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Apple's first iPhone now COSTS MORE than golden mobe 5S

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Re: But I really do miss the flip-phone format.

Me too! Flip open to answer, flip shut to hang up, seems perfect to me, keeps the handset small but when open it's the right shape to fit against your ear and still be close to your mouth (and it's just like original star trek communicators!)

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Windows 8.1: A bit square, sure, but WAIT! It has a Start button

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Re: How to power off a windows pc

Did you try the power button?

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Re: it still needs classic start etc to produce a half reasonable user experience

I disagree. I have been using Win 8 for about 6 months now, I'm used to the start button and menu not being there, I've got all my usual apps pinned to the bar at the bottom like I had in Win 7 and my desktop is just the same.

Don't get me wrong, Win 8 still smacks of beta in a lot of areas and still has Windows ridiculous habit of hanging the whole OS if a bit of hardware misbehaves (dodgy SD card killed mine a treat!) but the user experience, when running old windows apps not stupid full screen metro apps, is pretty much the same as 7. Works ok as a tablet too...

Gonna do a system backup over the weekend and try installing 8.1, but for the bug fixes not the start button...

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Got a mobile phone? Then you've got a Trojan problem too

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Awww, did they say something nasty about blackberry?

You're going to have a hard time on this site if that's got up your Goat.....

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Snowden: 'I have data on EVERY NSA operation against China'

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@jake, why would any human trust him?

Is it because he doesn't continually come on here posting bullshit about his amazing life, his internal stomach based brewery, the way he makes cheese from his own milk, etc...?

Sorry, it just seems bizarre that you're questioning someone elses credibility....

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Windows XP folks: At least GOOGLE still loves you ... UNTIL 2015

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In a rather shrewd move

Shrewd move is fucking right! Encourage users to continue using an OS that's out of support so when the inevitable shit hits the fan and the OS is compromised they can say "wanna upgrade to Chrome OS? that never goes out of date!". (They of course won't mention the fact that they can change their ToS at any time they like and start to appropriate information you thought was yours for purposes of their own, like, I don't know, maybe using your profile picture to make money from advertisers? Just want to run the old version, the one that works the way you like? Tough shit! Yeah, shrewd.)

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Microsoft: Everyone stop running so the fat kid Win RT can catch up

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No one cares.

If "the best technically doesn't make it the best" then what difference does it make that RT is crippled?

(Upvotes for "crippled" with no explanation, but downvotes for "ahead in terms of performance and efficiency" as it's got no source? Yeah, there's no pro google agenda here....)

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Apple slams brakes on orders of (not so cheap) plasticky iPhone 5C

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Damn!

Out manouvered by Phil's quick typing. And he knows how to do things in bold.

Bah!

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The analysts probably didn't mean "just a tiny bit cheaper so it's still in the top price bracket", more likely "to compete with Android phones at around the £150-£250 mark". Of course that could ruin Apple's cachet among the conspicuous consumer crowd....

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Once, twice, three times - a Very Large Phone™

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Re: Why?

Is it because people keep buying them?

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Osborne to China: Keep watching Downton and we'll gloss over Huawei security worries

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Re: The Chinese HATE the Japanese.

All the Chinese are racists? Sounds like a bit of a racist thing to say....

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Re: Maybe a realist...

...would sell their own mother for a briefcase?

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Facebook RIPS away your veil of privacy, declares NO MORE HIDING

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Re: don't share anything you wouldn't share without your worst enemy!

Sharing is more fun with your worst enemy!

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ECHR rejects free speech plea over offensive online comments

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Re: Be nice

But it's easy, and often more precise, to target the specific opinion or post as being arrogant, annoying, self-centered, stupid etc... It seems right to me, "You are demented" is not allowed, "That post makes you sound demented" is fine! (well, I didn't get censored last time I posted it.....)

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But wouldn't it be so much duller if you could all be, well, nice

FTFY! (one of those is an f bomb but if I don't say which I guess I'm ok!)

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Web daddy Tim Berners-Lee: DRMed HTML least of all evils

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Re: Anyone fancy reading that?

and doing a synopsis?

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The legacy IE survivor's guide: Firefox, Chrome... more IE?

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Re: Oh dear, dissing Google?

Get set for a downvote frenzy!

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Payday loans firm rapped for failing to register with Info Commissioner

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British Justice!!!!

Yeah, that 1,000 quid fine will surely make them think twice, as they drive from the court in their top of the range Mercs bought with orphan's tears.....

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Android adware that MUST NOT BE NAMED threatens MILLIONS

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Re: Yeah, yeah, and all that, but this is security

No, no, and all that, it's business.

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@Chet

Hmm. Nice argument, but doesn't really address the specific issue, which is a dodgy malware component loaded into loads of apps. A single app in the app store isn't quite the same thing.

It's not impossible to get malware into the Apple store, but we don't currently have any reports of a compromised library that has made it's way into lots of apps in the Apple store.

So, better protection than the Play store. Unless you can provide info to the contrary....?

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Re: Screw the poor users. FireEye wants money!

How unusual! Most companies run on fairy dust and pixie tears!

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Re: What hasn't been mentioned....

Maybe you should ensure that when your app is denied a permission it fails gracefully and informs the user clearly why it has failed? Or is catching exceptions just too difficult in native Android apps?

The idea that we shouldn't bother with security because it makes life difficult for developers is ludicrous.

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Space boffins boycott Kepler 'scope talks after US bans Chinese guests

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You might want to look up the word in a dictionary.

And while you're there check out "sarcasm" and "satire"....?

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Re: @Nomnomnom

No, he really is from the 50's!!!

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Web Daddy Berners-Lee DRMs HTML5 into 2016

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Re: Under no circumstances whatsover will they stream ... which lets all and sundry rip it.

Then they're going to have to shut up shop then. If it's on the screen it's in video ram somewhere, if it's in video ram it's rippable. If it's going down an HDMI cable to a display it's rippable. If it ends up on a screen you can point an HD camera at it and rip it that way.

DRM does not work and it doesn't matter how many hoops you jump through, the final output can always be ripped. No matter how much big business may want it there is no way to deliver it.

The industry needs to do a Valve and worry about being the easiest, most convenient way to get content, not waste time chasing impossible dreams that just piss off consumers.

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Re: Final point is MUCH more impotent!

Awesome spell check of the day!

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Re: The presence of DRM in the browser will make it slightly easier to use services like Netflix

Will it? You'd hope so, but considering the history of DRM and how it encourages piracy (by making pirated copies perferable to legitimate ones) it's difficult to agree with you. If DRM was any good they'd have worked out how to do it properly by now....

Additionally, much like it's impossible to DRM audio because people can record the output of their sound cards, pcs are now fast enough to be able to run video grabbers in real time. So DRM for video is just going to go the same way, if it's on your monitor it's in your video ram and therefore it's ripable.

So, at best, this won't make a damn bit of difference, but most likely the outcome will be legitimate users having to jump through hoops to get things working while the pirates just get their content direct with no faffing about, as usual.

Still, got to applaud your positive perspective!!!

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