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1274 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Sysadmins: Keep YOUR data away from NSA spooks

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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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WTF?

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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Re: Hang on a sec

How is that any better than windows update? It don't always need a reboot, and it happens automagically if you configure it to...

But I'm not really clear on your answer. Are you saying it's never possible to update a running kernel, or that running a desktop makes updating a running kernel impossible? Or are you drawing a distinction between updating and upgrading? Or does a micro kernel (whatever that is) enable an update to the kernel (but not, presumably, to the microkernel.) Remember I don't use linux, speak slowly and clearly, I'm a windows user!

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Re: Hang on a sec

I thought updates that required reboots were a prime example of how Windows does things wrong and isn't written properly...?

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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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Dead STEVE JOBS was a CROOK - Judge

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Re: every other defendant had plead guilty, admitted fault and paid up.

Really? I thought they'd settled out of court, which means they did not plead guilty or admit fault. Is that wrong?

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IT design: You're not data, you're a human being

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Re: simply out of spite

Hardly. To push users towards the failing Windows 8 more like. Big corporations (Apple's ongoing litigation shenanigans excepted) tend to do things to make money. Do you think keeping XP going is going to make MS much cash? I don't.

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Oi, jobless yoofs: Upload a witty video bio if you wanna find work

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Re: Pick me!

I'm a love albatross!

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Windows kernel bug-squish, IE update star in July Patch Tuesday

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Re: To summarize....

Like that, yeah?

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Apple surrenders in 'app store' trademark suit against Amazon

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Not bad, but I can't imagine them getting compensated enough to dent Apple's ardour for frivolous court cases. You do have to wonder how much this BS has cost Amazon.

We need some way to restrict companies like Apple from throwing their legal weight around safe in the knowledge that they can just go "oh, actually, don't bother" once the other party has spent a small fortune on lawyers.....

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Re: Hmmm

Just for balance, this wasn't about patents, it was about trade marks. Apple are still being unbalanced twats when it comes to patents...

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Universal Credit? Universal DISCREDIT, more like, say insiders

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Re: Minimum wage

No, I think it's actually an attempt to make sure that working people have enough money to live on. It might not work, but I'm pretty sure that's what the intent is.

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BlackBerry's retro-look QWERTY Q5 mobe: Resentment by design

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BB that you can't battery pull?

BB10 better be a lot better than previous versions of BB os or that's going to become a paperweight pretty quickly....

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Android sig vuln exploit SEEN IN THE WILD

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Re: otherwise untouchable bloat

Do you mean the ad server code that generates a small amount of revenue for the developer of the app? If so my heart bleeds for you....

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Wow.

If you're correct, and I have not reason to doubt you, that is truly pathetic. Paying lip service to security while allowing any old bollocks to claim to be a signed app. Giving the illusion of security is worse than no security.

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So effectively...

..you're saying that Apple's walled garden approach is the only way to be secure?

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@Reda

What a badly constructed and ill thought out rant. The issue is that older Androids do not get updates. It's nothing to do with how stupid Apple customers are or whether Apple publish full lists of vulnerabilities and fixes. Apple do have issues with security. But they don't have problems pushing updates to devices. So bringing them into the argument only emphasises the fact that Android's update infrastructure is crap.

Well done!

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Re: How quickly the argument changes...

..from "our OS is super secure" to "that vulnerability is useless".....

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Downvoted!

That'll learn you to post a sensible and informative response....

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Seven snazzy smartphones for seven sorts of shoppers

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Re: One-handed operation is key to Many buyers' needs

Wankers.

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Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

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Re: It seized to exist in 1990.

Yeah, it's holding on, but only just!!!!

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Pussy galore: Bubble-bath webcam spy outrage

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Re: Usual initial left wing diatribe from Dabbs

I think he did a fine job of shoe horning his politics into the story, it's not like the market has morals so he's perfectly correct in his "I can make money so I don't care" comparison with Goodwin. I notice you haven't attempted to counter his point at all, you just winge about the fact he's left wing.

If you don't like reading him, why not stop reading him? No reason to abandon the whole site though, his picture is at the top of his articles so he's easily avoided....

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ULTRASONIC BOLLOCK BLASTERS help Hawkmoth battle The Bat

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Re: for legal reasons it wasn't actually published as an actual 'news' paper!

I remember it always having a "registered with the post office as a news paper" message on it somewhere. (Not sure why it registered with the post office, but surely I couldn't have made that up.....)

There was a time ("double decker found on moon") when it was actually quite funny, before it just became the cheapest and least graphic of the grot mags....

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Win 8 man Sinofsky's 'retirement' deal: $14m shares, oath of silence

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@dogged

Good rant! I pretty much agree, but at the same time I should point out that people (not engineers, but end users) find beautiful things easier to work with. Wish I could find a link to the article I read about this, basically there was a study where identical functionality was wrapped in an ugly gui and a beautiful gui and users found the attractive one much easier to use and were keener to use it again. They were also less likely to be put off when they couldn't find what they wanted straight away.

So while I agree that engineers just need utility I understand when an ugly interface puts them off...

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Apple back in court as Shanghai firm takes offence at Siri

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Re: If anybody needed any proof

then they've had plenty since Apple started it's stupid "thermonuclear war" on Android. If you've only just noticed now because Apple are on the receiving end then your vision is a bit skewed.

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Firefox OS mobilises HTML5, without the added Steve Jobs

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Re: So HTML 5 has been ratified?

I think you'll find they call it "a living standard". So yeah, not ratified...

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useful APIs .... no longer portable

Not true. W3C standards are being developed for loads of apis to integrate with the browser. There's apis for sms, tcp, bluetooth, contacts, file store, database, light sensor, battery status, geolocation, device orientation and a load more. Presentation is where most cross device headaches are, not in getting access to the hardware.

Think about it from the point of view of a developer not a customer. Why write for one of iPhone / Android / WinPhone when you can target them all and more besides with one app?

The problem to my mind is making money. App stores allow developers to monetise very easily, how you achieve that with an easy to copy web app is a different matter....

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Hey fanboi, is that an EXPLODING BATTERY in your MacBook Pro?

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@William Donelson

Sounds like healthy cynicism to me. You might want to read some non-apple articles. You'll find they're "envious" of everyone around here....

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Microsoft caves on Xbox One DRM and used-game controls

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Re: Why am I not swayed by this argument?

Is it because you never listen to any argument that could possibly paint MS in a positive light? Is it because it's you paraphrasing someone else's argument and fucking it up? Is it because you are a strange person who likes to end his posts with capitalised nonsense?

I don't know, to be honest it's difficult to work out what your motivation is. You seem to be some kind of reverse psychology advertising construct from microsoft, sent here to make people who don't use MS products look like nutters...

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Can Microsoft's U-turn stop the Xbox 360 becoming another XP?

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Re: They obviously want it

My industry sources (hem hem) lead me to believe that it is the big publishers that wanted this (DRM, no second hand sales), and that both Sony and MS had paid lip service to complying. Of course once Sony saw the shitstorm MS's announcement kicked up.....

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Nokia Lumia 925: The best Windows Phone yet

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Re: Maybe, maybe not.

He says "buy a mediocre android". Shouldn't be tricky to find....

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Fifty, fired and fretful: Three chaps stare down CAREER MORTALITY

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Re: Bottom line? Keep your fscking story straight

Agreed, jake could Smug for his country.

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Apple dangles Spangles while Dabbsy's cables rankle

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Re: patronising self-important arseholes is one of the joys of IT, right?

Patronising self-important arseholes are the backbone of the industry! Oh, did you meant "patronising" as a verb...?

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Re: DEC... and SONY

Yeah, they used to be cool (Gameboy advance, sp, micro and original ds all used the same charger) then they got greedy and now each new handheld needs a new charger (except the 3DS XL, which doesn't come with one!)

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MPs demand UK rates revamp after Google's 'extraordinary tax mismatch'

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Re: why in God's name would anyone bother?

Because there's plenty of money to be made here? Even after tax? They made 18 billion in five years, they could lose a good chunk of that and it'd still be worth doing. It's all about the bottom line, they won't give up on 10bn just because they think it should be 18bn....

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Re: "pay its fair share of tax" - @ the goalpost-moving politicians:

Um, no. They lied to the committee by claiming they did their selling in Ireland but whistle blowers from their own company showed that they were selling in the UK.

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STEVE JOBS hits back at ebook ruckus FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

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Re: @sabroni Puzzled

If someone settles out of court because they are guilty they're not going to post about it on here if the whole point was to keep it quiet. Your story is an interesting example but it doesn't really shed any light on the goings on in this particular case.

In my original post I foolishly said they'd settled because they were guilty, which of course I don't know. By settling out of court they specifically kept it so we don't know and that leads to speculation. I think it's likely that they had something to hide (they have pleny of cash to spend on litigation and a public image to protect and it sounds like they would have made money by colluding illegally) but without evidence we're all left making guesses...

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