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* Posts by darren.b

17 posts • joined 11 Aug 2009

Microsoft warns of post-April zero day hack bonanza on Windows XP

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So after 13 years of continuous patches, it's still a horrible, bug riddled mess?

I'd never have known.

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ZTE to flog Firefox OS mobe worldwide via eBay

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"With specs like those, the ZTE Open is hardly going to give the next iPhone a run for its money. "

It's not supposed to. Nor the Samsung S4, the HTC One etc etc that you forgot to compare it to.

Sss...

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Mayer! predicts! mobile! personalized! future! for! Yahoo! at! Davos!

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WTF?

Ya-who?

They're still around then?

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Yahoo! 0-day! exploit! hijacks! status! updates!

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Miranda IM

I've never installed any of the official messengers since 2004. Dabbled with Miranda IM back then and haven't looked back.

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Chrome passes Firefox in global browser share

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Happy

Or Comodo Dragon. Or Chromium. Or <another less invasive variant> Etc

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Asian countries dominate global spam deluge

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Facepalm

And there lies your problem...you're responding to it, verifying your address is valid and that you read and respond to Spam.

As such, your email address is more valuable and will be sold to other spammers.

Cue an ever increasing deluge of shite until you get another account.

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Half of Virgin Media broadband ads are wrong, says ASA

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Facepalm

Again?

I remember this lot were getting their wrists slapped when they were branded as NTL:Telewest, NTL, Telewest, United Artists, all the others. Goes all the way back. Regardless of the face they hide behind, their ads and their marketing are mostly lies. Most untrustworthy bunch to exist.

Good to see the ASA have deterred the cable cowboys from continuing in their misleading advertising. Almost 20 years on and the same bullshit being spouted. Business as usual.

Ban one misleading ad, they'll be out with another in a day or two.

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Porn found in Osama bin Laden compound

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FAIL

Wow

Man watches porn.

Amazing.

10 thumbs to El Reg for that one.

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LastPass resets passwords following possible hack

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Happy

I changed mine anyway...

...even though I wasn't prompted to. It's simply not worth the risk having someone get access to such sensitive data.

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Virgin offers unlimited action for a fiver

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"unlimited"

So it's not unlimited texts at all. It's limited to 3000 per month.

Yet another blatant lie from Virgin Media.

ISPs, mobilecos and their ilk should be banned from using the word "unlimited" anywhere in their marketing.

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Apple uncovers child workers in its plants

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Jobs Horns

High prices?

And here was me thinking Apple charged the earth for their overhyped glossy products because they were built in developed countries paying real workers real wages.

Ah.

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Google: Do no evil, pay no tax

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FAIL

770 borgs employed by The Gurgle?

770 of them? What are these 770 loompas paid to do? They don't respond to their customers, press releases or anything else. As far as I can tell all they do is write blogs, overhyping features that nobody can access.

I got tired of Google's arrogant attitude and went elsewhere to a service that actually works out the box, has support and doesn't have a two-faced Gerry Ratner at the helm.

Fuck 'em. They grew in the naughties, they sunk in the 10s. Pricks.

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Faster BT broadband on starting blocks for Olympics - maybe

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Pint

lulz

BT have pulled this line for years - where have you been?

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Yahoo! nukes GeoCities

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yay!

Good riddance to Geoshitties. It won't be missed.

Good riddance to Yahoo too - it's demise is in the post.

For a long time now this worthless excuse for a company has behaved this way. Almost every service they created or bought was scaled back, infested with ads then deleted or closed. Once too often I have had to move all my work to a rival because they keep closing things down. Briefcase, Photos, Groups archives, on and on.

Fuck 'em.

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Gmail de-goodened by contact list glitch

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FAIL

Typical Google

I've used various Google services for years and each one has become increasingly less reliable, more buggy, more broken. This trend has now attached itself to Gmail. Pity.

They used to have the punching power to give the top players a bloody nose. Not any more it seems. Oh well, it was good while it lasted.

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Microsoft's web Office: No love for Chrome, Opera

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FAIL

I'm an opera user...

...and I'm not bothered. I won't be using MS's web effort anyway, the same way I avoid all their other web-based banner-ad-laden crap.

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