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* Posts by sabroni

1309 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Leaked docs: NSA 'Follow the money' team slurped BANK records, CREDIT CARD data

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Re: I got a writing from my bank

We call that a letter.

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Microsoft no longer a top Linux kernel contributor

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Re: Otherwise it'll become bitrotten

Well I'm sorry, I missed the memo where "the gradual decay of storage media" was extended to also mean "a (sometimes jocular) explanation for the degradation of a software program over time, even if ‘nothing has changed’".

Bloody geek humour....

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Otherwise it'll become bitrotten

Oh yeah, of course! Code naturally decays over time as the bugs start to eat away at it..... That's why zx81s don't work anymore.

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re: debugging without massive tools

Hey, don't talk about Linus like that! He just has communication issues!

or alternatively:

Not a problem I've got....

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Peak Apple: Has ANYONE at all ordered a new iPhone 5c?

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Re: Go on then Chad...

...explain why they haven't issued the usual press release?

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Want to sit in Picard's chair while spying on THE WORLD? We can make it so – ex-NSA man

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Where's the fun in that ?

Is that what you pay taxes for? So some overpaid prick can pretend he's Picard? If this was someone's private project then fair play, but this is the biggest bunch of privacy invading dickheads there are abusing tax payers money to play star ships. Excuse me if I don't see the funny side.....

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WTF?

Grow the fuck up.

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London Underground cleaners to refuse fingerprint clock-on

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Just back from the Daily Mail

Having read this article I now know all I need to know. These "cleaners" are obviously work shy scum and ISS are fantastic employers with a space age, can do attitude!

Thinking is hard!!!

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ZTE Open: This dirt-cheap smartphone is a swing and a miss

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Re: Underpowered hardware doesn't mean the OS is shit....

Well PaulR79, unfortunately my opinion is the only one I have, I find repeating other peoples opinions pointless. My opinion is not simply based on one phone, I've played with a lot of androids, plus iPhones, Windows Phones, Nokias, hell I even have a Palm Pre that runs WebOS on my desk.

My point was that underpowered hardware hampers many touch based GUI devices, Android devices can have that problem. My overall opinion of Android doesn't make that any less true.

(Loathe though I am to say it, it's making sure the GUI stays responsive that made iOS such a big hit. Watch the way an iPhone will always respond to touch, even when the GUI can't keep up and paint stuff in it just scrolls a chequerboard pattern. Something Android could learn from....)

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Re: Underpowered hardware doesn't mean the OS is shit....

Ooh, yeah, good idea! Or maybe I could just pick up my Sony Xperia running a version of Android 4.0 and see it perform like shit for myself....

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Underpowered hardware doesn't mean the OS is shit....

....but it does raise credibility issues for the reviewer who doesn't seem to realise that android on underpowered hardware suffers from just the same "swipe acts as a click because the processor is too slow" problem. But then again, Android is shit, so maybe he has a point....

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iPhone 5S: Fanbois, your prints are safe from the NSA, claim infosec bods

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Re: Eric Schmidt quotes?

Did he really say "Error establishing a database connection"?

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Re: typing PINs is such a pain in the ass.

Drawing an unlock pattern on an android phone is surprisingly loads better (imo). Was playing with an ios7 device yesterday and it's PIN style unlock seems positively clunky in comparison.

Oh no! I must be a massive Google fan and member of the Borg, I like a single feature on Android!!! (just getting in before the AC haters!)

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James Bond's Lotus Esprit submarine car sells for £550,000

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Re: @ ACs bitching

Really? And how do I know you're not jake posting anonymously? You seem to know what he's going to do next....

Like I said, get a login or think of something constructive to say. Or fuck off.

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@ ACs bitching

Hey, l don't like jake's posts, but I don't tick the "post anonymously" box to hide behind when making my snarky comments. Man up and get a login or think of something positive to say. Or fuck off....

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Re: Fun to look at, but bloody useless.

Not like the submarine car that you built yourself out of discarded crisp packets and chewing gum, eh jake? But yeah, if you can't understand the purchase then that guy MUST be an idiot.

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BING! Microsoft plants Xbox Music flagpoles in Android and iOS

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See AC 11:53, that would be an admission of failure!

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Re: They don't forget 'Plays for sure'.

Really? What's that then?

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Fancy some BEER ON TOAST? Italy invents spreadable booze

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Re: "...garnish for tarts"

There is NOTHING better than a fruity tart smothered in beer!!!!

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Re: There is little I will not attempt.

Could you try spending a week without making a single smug comment about your fantastic life and all the brilliant stuff you do?

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Re: (made on premises)

from your own milk no doubt. Is there ANYTHING you can't or won't do?

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Chrome turns five, gains new 'desktop apps'

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Chrome is nearly always a discretionary download.

is it fuck.

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Gov IT write-off: Universal Credit system flushes £34m down toilet

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Re: Advice

"better advice than Labour can offer" actually.

At some point the "But the previous party were shit too!" argument stops working. Blair was a dick, doesn't make Cameron an excellent premier.

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Microsoft - do you really think you can take on Google with Nokia?

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Re: My impression is that Facebook got there first

First after MySpace? That'd be second then.

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no one has beaten it at anything significant yet.

Google+ is beating Facebook? Or facebook is insignificant?

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Microsoft buys Nokia's mobile business

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Re: A phone with in-built NSA integration? You must be kidding.

Why? Android isn't that bad....

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Facebook strips away a bit more of your privacy – but won't say why

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Re: you're not Google and you're not doing something someone else can't set up just as well

ever heard of Google+? It's Google's facebook alternative that only has decent user figures because Google added all the user accounts from their other services.

Google are not the internet.

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UK gov dials 999 over Serco prison escort fraud claims

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@jonathanb

So just the same as Serco then, but cheaper?

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Nintendo is FLATLY UNHINGED: New 2DS is a handful of game

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Re: Nintendo - Done for,.

They're as "done for" as they were when the N64 didn't sell fast enough. Likewise with the Gamecube, it didn't really fly off the shelves at any point. Neither system was a market leader but neither system bankrupted Nintendo.

Nintendo were massively successful with the Wii. They probably won't do that again in terms of selling into the casual market and shifting expensive peripherals. But for all those who love Nintendo games there isn't an alternative and that's what will keep Nintendo afloat.

If Nintendo software becomes shit, that's when they're done for.

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Thought the PC market couldn't get any worse? HAH! Think again

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the Beast from Redmond and their camp followers

If you've never used a modern phone or shiny slab I guess that maybe you think that's true. I suppose if you just use an iPhone and iTunes it might be, provided you don't find it limiting and try to do something that Apple don't approve of. If you're an average Android phone user then you're still getting crapware plus additional network operator restrictions and you're much less likely to get any security or stability updates than some fool running windows. (yeah, you can flash your phone and remove that stuff, but we're talking about consumer products here. A customer who wouldn't wipe a pc and put linux on it is unlikely to root their phone. And as for a Nexus device, latest NSA updates automatically? No thanks.)

Take off those rose coloured glasses, the crap wasn't because of windows it was because of corporate greed and a big market, and all that shit is heading straight to a mobile device near you right now.

Period.

AND AN EXTRA SHOUTY BIT because apparently THAT HELPS TO GET YOUR POINT ACROSS!

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Eggheads turn Motorola feature phone into CITYWIDE GSM jammer

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Here come the tinfoil hat brigade!!!

Here come the government sock puppets, here to belittle legitimate concerns and make out that "if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear".

Isn't guessing other people's opinions fun!!!

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Ballmer's emotional farewell to Redmond: I LOVE THIS COMPANY

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Re:but he really did give MS a hell of a lot of energy

Yeah, kinetic energy, transferred via the medium of chairs.

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Re: Office for Linux, or Office for Chrome - those would be big changes.

Office 365 properly supported on all browsers, that'd be a big change. Porting Office to a number of different OSs would be a big cultural change, but to go forward technically you need to decouple from the OS, not bind to more. IMHO, obv....

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Sysadmins: Keep YOUR data away from NSA spooks

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This promotional message was brought to you by Velv Data Architects plc, your one stop shop for Data Architecture!

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Re: @sabroni

Get a login.

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I used you're and your correctly, if you're going to be a grammer nazi get it right else you just look like a bell-end.

And I'm fully aware that any hosting company may be compromised. But that applies to all of them, wherever they're located. This article is about which government has sovereignty over your data. Didn't you read it? Too busy imagining grammatical errors?

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re: Does that not depend on just who owns your local provider

You will already be operating under the same legal and sovereignty restrictions as your local provider. So providing you're already obeying the law you are under no more risk by using a local cloud service provider.

Using a Microsoft OS is a long way from giving them all your data to host.

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Spotify strikes back at Radiohead - but artists are still angry

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Re: Aww, poor spotify

If that dick at the top of the company wasn't creaming it it might be possible to agree with you....

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Re: nothing to do with them?

Sharing a member surely makes them related.

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Fedora back on track with Schrödinger's cat

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Re: Downvoted for trying to learn about linux?

And they say you lusers are unfriendly!

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Finally, someone's fixed THAT Android hole. Was it your mobe network? No

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Not good practice.

Maybe not, but very common....

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PRISM scandal: Brit spooks operated within the law, say politicos

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Re: Timing

Well, it takes a while to sift through everything finding the few that actually have warrants....

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Re: Why wasnt this done as an independent external audit?

Because an independent external audit would've given the wrong answer.

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D'OH! Use Tumblr on iPhone or iPad, give your password to the WORLD

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better things to do

like tell us how uninterested you are in this story....

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Pwn all the Androids, part II: Flaw in Java, hidden Trojan

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Re: Hooray for the crappy update system!

Hey, it was designed to suck and it certainly works!

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Samsung takes mobile net traffic crown from Apple

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Ooh, yeah, me too.

It's time to rethink what a PC can be and discover a new kind of computer. Introducing the Samsung Chromebook Series 5.

Deciding whether or not the Samsung Chromebook is right for you is actually really easy. The first thing you have to know is that it's cheap. Really cheap.

At a launch price of £229/USD$330/AU$319, it undercuts most conventional laptops, and is cheaper even than the new iPad mini.

FFS.

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Re: That sudden downturn in IE

Hmm, so suddenly the shitty tactic of including "optional" (ie. you need to turn them off or they are installed) bloatware alongside a legitimate install is ok? Or is it only if it's Google that this is not evil? The yahoo toolbar still sucks, yeah?

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Up yours, Google! Iran to launch OWN state email service

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Look over there!

We're of course much better off with our internet "freedom". Freedom for the Americans to watch everything we do. And then tell our government, thereby sidestepping any local snooping laws.

But yeah, those fucking Iranians, eh?

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The Yawhg vs XCOM: Enemy Unknown. How small devs can win against the big boys

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Oh Noes!

You'd get rid of Sonic, Mario, Zelda, DK, pokemon, Journey, Flower, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, God of war, GT, Little Big Planet, Heavy Rain, Fire Emblem, Xenoblade etc.... Just so you could stop development of a new X-COM game?

Maybe just play the old one, eh?

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