* Posts by King Jack

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The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware

King Jack
Facepalm

Track Record

Microsoft has a well worn track record of abandoning hardware. They make a fanfare of how good the new <device of the minute> is, then go to extraordinary lengths to destroy it. The Zune was meant to kill the iPod but the fools only sold it in 'merica so nobody had the chance of buying the thing. (I count my blessings). The only hardware that seems to have a heartbeat is the Xbox. Even that is being outsold 2-1 by Sony's PS4. What is running on the Xbox? Windows 10, so I'll never buy one. M$ is just a toxic company who despite their own efforts to commit suicide are still running. Maybe it's because people don't have working memories.

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Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

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Big Brother

N.W.O.

Sadly nothing will happen to Microsoft over this. Governments want them to infect as many computers as possible for the new world order of spying to get a real foot hold. That is why there are no law suits.

This is blatant computer misuse but strangely the enforcers remain silent.

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Gillian Anderson: The next James Jane Bond?

King Jack

Salt

Rather than mess with Bond, why don't Hollywood just make another Salt film starring Angelina Jolie?

All this rebooting is getting on my nerves. Just write something new for god's sake.

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Bold stance: Microsoft says terrorism is bad

King Jack
Big Brother

Ministry of Peace

So researching terrorist groups to find out what they are mad about is not allowed? Once someone or thing is branded by whoever means we only get to hear one side of the story. This is indeed the Ministry of Peace.

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Google asks the public to name the forthcoming Android N operating system

King Jack

Re: Diabetes

Eating sugar does not give you diabetes.

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Magnetic memory boffins unveil six-state storage design

King Jack
Headmaster

My brain hurts

After reading the above, I need to lie down a while to try to digest this.

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SHOCK: GM crops are good for you and the planet, reckon boffins

King Jack
Mushroom

Re: Gene escape

Did you know the humble orange carrot is a human creation? The Dutch wanted a national vegetable so they made carrots orange (which is unnatural), they used to be purple. Nobody cares now and generations have grown up thinking carrots are naturally orange. People eat them daily with no ill effects. GM crops are the same thing but done with science in a lab. I welcome GM crops. So long as they aren't used to copyright strains that need licences to grow them. Mushroom icon because...

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Iraq shuts down internet to prevent exam cheating. The country's entire internet

King Jack

Theresa May

She'll never shut down the Interwebs. She needs it to spy on everyone and their dog.

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Politician claims porn tabs a malware experiment, then finds God

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Man Up

Just grow a pair and admit it. Who knows you could get a few more votes for being honest.

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Queen’s Speech: Digital Bill to tackle radicalisation, pirates

King Jack
Flame

make big money and then fold like a phoenix to avoid paying fines.

Have and upvote for the folding phoenix. Made me laugh.

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King Jack
Big Brother

Handing out undeserved sentences for minor 'crimes' has a defeating effect on being a criminal. I was at an interview many years ago where a woman was debating whether to declare her criminal record. Her crime was watching TV without a licence. The advice given to her was to declare it as nobody gives two fucks about criminal TV watching. The same will happen to those convicted for downloading Game of Thrones. When everyone has a criminal record, it will cease to be a stigma in society.

So go ahead and cheapen it. Who is going to pay to put people away for 10 years?

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Symantec antivirus bug allows utter exploitation of memory

King Jack

" I actually showed the hooks to a guy at MS security and he was totally convinced the computer had a keylogger..." So you are the one who gave Window 10 that idea!

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Email apparently from Home Office warns of emails apparently from Home Office

King Jack

Re: emails they deem suspicious

@ Jim Howes

It is no accident. The DWP do the exact same thing only they mail the cheque to you. Despite the fact that you chose the option to get the money paid direct to your bank. The longer they keep your money, the more interest they make on it. When you get the cheque you have to walk to a branch and pay it in. They should be fined.

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At the BBC, Agile means 'making it up as we go along'

King Jack

Re: At the BBC, Agile means 'making it up as we go along'

"How is this is different from most other Agile organizations, exactly?"

In the real world if you do a bad job there are consequences. At the BBC it's business as usual. I too would behave like them if I had a bottomless pit of money and could do whatever I liked with it.

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Official: Microsoft's 'Get Windows 10' nagware to vanish from PCs in July

King Jack
Big Brother

Telemetry Stays

They will still leave this shit stain behind. I don't believe it as M$ cannot be trusted.

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Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29th

King Jack

Re: I don't mind Windows 10, but what's next?

@BigAndos If you don't mind M$ keylogging you (all your passwords, bank details, private notes, installed software, usage patterns, web sites visited). No control over what M$ decides to put on your machine. Removal and charging for features, dictating what can and cannot be run on your machine. Passing on or selling your private detail to whoever M$ wants to.

You have all the above to look forward to. Enjoy Windows 10. Feel proud that you got it for 'FREE'.

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We will end misleading broadband adverts, thunders ASA...

King Jack

How about a more honest 'average speed'? How about banning the money grabbing 'activation fee'? I've argued away that nonsense before. Just threaten to cancel just before you accept the service. Ask them what is involved in activation and why flipping a switch is worth £x. There is no explanation except that it easy to get money from somebody if they are in the act of spending it.

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Daft draft anti-car-hack law could put innocent drivers away for life

King Jack

Summary Execution

In Star Trek the next generation there was a planet where the death penalty was used for everything. Wesley Crusher tasted that justice first hand for falling on some flowers. Maybe these law makers are fans?

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King Jack
Trollface

Future Global Laws

Seeing as US laws apply to everyone on the planet (their thinking), what happens when somebody torrents a method of car control (10 years in UK) and hacks a car in 'merica? Is that instant death penalty? This is the new global punishment escalator. Looking forward to the brave new frontier.

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It's 2016 and now your internet-connected bathroom scales can be hacked

King Jack

Re: IoT - Idiots or Twats. You choose

Governments and snoopers want it. They will know instantly how many people are in your home. What they are talking about, etc. And the gen pop will welcome this and be happy paying for it.

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Utah declares 'war on smut'

King Jack
Trollface

Foolishness

The only way to win a war against natural human urges, is to alter them. I expect they'll be handing out oestrogen tablets to all males over the age of 11.... But what will happen when they grow breasts? Shit! back to the drawing board.

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US anti-encryption law is so 'braindead' it will outlaw file compression

King Jack
WTF?

@ Aodhhan

Out of interest, how is banning encryption going to protect you? Blowing people up is illegal in most places but it doesn't stop a terrorist doing it. Here is an idea: why not pass a law declaring all crimes to be illegal. We'll have world peace soon after.

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Flying Spaghetti Monster is not God, rules mortal judge

King Jack
Coffee/keyboard

Re: Indeed!

Muad'Dib!! Brilliant.

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King Jack

Re: Can't We All Just Get A Long?

Why do I have to respect someone for believing in something, especially when that thing is nonsense?

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King Jack
Angel

Re: Excellent

@Voland's right hand; Good comment but what is with all the self censorship? Everyone knows what you are writing, so man up and write it. Words exist and demand to be used.

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Full Linux-on-PS4 hits Github

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Re: Puzzled (@ DougS)

If and when Sony block this, it will just fuel the creation of custom firmware which will allow the playing of back-ups. I look forward to the new arms race. IMO if the customer BUYS something, they should be free to mess about with it any way they see fit. Sony is free to ban network access as that part belongs to them.

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Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage

King Jack

Diabetes...

@ anonymous boring coward

Good points but sugar does not cause diabetes. A diabetic fails to manage blood sugar levels automatically and at times needs to eat sugar quickly or pass out if they fail to keep it under control.

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Next-gen Freeview telly won't be another disruptive 4Ker

King Jack
Facepalm

Re: HD channels

Right up until the next re-tune, where it all reverts back.

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BT, Sky, EE, TalkTalk and Virgin to appeal website blocking ruling

King Jack
WTF?

My local post office demands that you tell them what is inside any parcel you attempt to send. I'm sure that is illegal but you can get it sent by lying. I always tell the nosey cow that it is a dildo (minus batteries).

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UK to stop children looking at online porn. How?

King Jack

Re: Wanna stop kids looking at porn?

Isn't most entertainment fictional? Action movies/tv depict mass murder but we all know it's fictional. It is enjoyable. Same with porn movies. Nobody, including children believe they are looking at a factual guide to sex. The sooner more people realise this the better.

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iPhones clock-blocked and crocked by setting date to Jan 1, 1970

King Jack

Why would anyone set their iPhone's time to 1/1/1970

As an easy way to find out what day is was on that date. I regularly use digital clocks/calendars to do that. It should NOT destroy anything.

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Indonesian comms ministry orders 'gay emoji' block

King Jack
Angel

Re: sorry?

Religious people do not think for themselves. They are told to be offended, so they are offended. (All faiths)

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Microsoft axes ‘dozens’ more from former Nokia phone biz

King Jack

Re: I still don't know why

That has always puzzled me too. It's not just M$ other companies buy things up, do nothing with them, then shut them down. All I know is that somewhere someone must be making money from this practice. Still anything that speeds up the death of M$ is fine by me.

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AdBlock Plus, websites draft peace deal so ads can bypass blockade

King Jack

Re: "Have a look at www.gotati.com"

"One line comments are useless. 99% of pages I visit are far worse." So because there are worse sites out there, that suddenly makes your site beautiful? Good argument. You can justify anything with that kind of thinking.

PS. I think your site is fit for purpose, but horrible use of colours.

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King Jack
Holmes

Re: Is someone under the impression...

@ Gene Cash uBlock Origin has an element blocker too, Just right click on the item you want to block, and chose block element. No need to use the sieve that is Adblock.

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Layoffs! Lawsuits! Losses! ... Yahoo! is! in! an! L! of! a! mess!

King Jack
Facepalm

Cool previews

Yahoo bought them, then shut down development and support. Now they are crying that they have to sack people to stay afloat. Why buy something unique, then bin it? I hope Yahoo dies a slow death.

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Microsoft: We’ve taken down the botnets. Europol: Would Sir like a kill switch, too?

King Jack

EULA

At what point does Windows 10 present you with a EULA and give you the choice to decline? Windows 10 forces itself on people with choices like 'install now' or 'install later'. They cannot stand behind an un-inforcable EULA and say you gave them permission. Can I use that defence if I rob someone? I asked them for their wallet and 'they' gave it to me. (I was holding a gun at the time). It is illegal to frig with someone's computer without their consent.

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The Day Netflix Blocked My VPN is the world's new most-hated show

King Jack
Facepalm

No wininng

Hollywood (lawyers) cry that people downloading are killing the industry. People try their hardest to pay for entertainment. Hollywood's answer: cut off people willing to pay and direct them back to downloads, where the whole file appears in minutes in HD and is yours to keep forever, plays on any device anywhere. When revenues dip they blame piracy. And to those who claim nobody is entitled to watch what they want when they want. The world is one place. Social media has shrunk the world, when something happens it happens everywhere today. People want to talk and be involved. It is no good joining a conversation 6 months late. Geoblocking is doomed to fail. It stopped me buying DVDs in the day and will stop me paying for streaming services. I'll use other means.

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BBC risks wrath of android rights activists with Robot Wars reboot

King Jack

Re: Wow

"Good for the BBC and hopefully they will make some more stuff of interest to me to win me back."

It makes no difference to the BBC whether you watch them or not, so long as you pay them they are happy. That's why they specialize in crap antiques, interview, cooking, quizzes with no prize money or impossible to win big. micro-short 'series', shows. They could show the testcard and not lose a penny.

If this is successful they will sell it to Sky (again).

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Here's your Linux-booting PS4, says fail0verflow

King Jack
Happy

Great News

Anything that give the consumer control of their hardware is fine by me, it should be illegal to lock things up. Sony likes to remove things (look at the PS3) maybe someone will hack a media station and PS3 compatibility on the PS4.

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Microsoft to begin alerting users about suspected government snooping

King Jack

Goldfish

The average human has the same memory as a goldfish. They have already forgotten that everything they do on their computers is reported to M$ who will freely give it to anyone they deem deserving of it. So this announcement will work.

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Google probes AVG Chrome widget after 9m users exposed by bugs

King Jack
Big Brother

Short Memory

Everyone seems to have forgotten their recent policy of selling user data to third parties. Other free anti-virus do not (yet).

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Password-less database 'open-sources' 191m US voter records on the web

King Jack

Re: What's the concern?

@ John H Woods I am with you on your comment but why do single out young women as a special case? In this day of equality, men are entitled to just as much privacy as anyone. The days of women getting special treatment are over.

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Free Wi-Fi for the NHS, promises health secretary Jeremy Hunt

King Jack

Totally free

At my local hospital you just jump on to their Wi-Fi and start using it without any login nonsense. I don't know if it is filtered but I had no trouble watching TV on my phone for free rather than paying £5 for half and hour of their rip off tv service.

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Mozilla looses Firefox 43, including Windows 64-bit variant

King Jack

Coolpreviews not compatable

Went to update Coolpreviews only to find out that it has been bought by Yahoo! Then shut down for a 'streamlined' service. Why do turd companies buy stuff only to shut it down and offer no replacement?

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Microsoft to OneDrive users: We're sorry, click the magic link to keep your free storage

King Jack

Worry not..

M$ will reverse this again at a later date, it's what they do. People have short memories.

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Star Wars Battlefront: Is this the shooter you’re looking for?

King Jack

Re: Move along

Or they could just program a single player mode, like they used to do.

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Sneaky Microsoft renamed its data slurper before sticking it back in Windows 10

King Jack
Big Brother

Re: Why no outrage over Microsoft spying?

What M$ is doing is a governments wet dream. I'm sure the UK government are happy with this as it will save them time and money in the future as they bring mass spying of the public into law. I just hope that M$ gets hacked and all the slurped data for important people are spaffed everywhere. Then the witch-hunts will begin.

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Why Microsoft yanked its latest Windows 10 update download: It hijacked privacy settings

King Jack

"we will restore those settings"

Which means they have already slurped them. Why people install this I will never know. It will take a major security breach to wake people up.

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BT could lawyer up after Sky’s sport channels obligation removed

King Jack
Facepalm

Re: <shakes head/> Monoploy

All the fans need do is to un-subscribe for one season. If everyone did that, the prices would fall to a reasonable level overnight. Things only have a given value if you are willing to pay it. Leave Sky and BT high and dry with an overpriced product that they cannot sell. In a fortnight it would be free to air to glean some advertising revenue. All this expensive sport nonsense is brought in by the public willing to suck Sky's teat. But that will never happen cos Man Utd, got to watch mentality.

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