* Posts by RyokuMas

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What's that THUD sound? It's your Lumia's best feature after unflashing Windows 10

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Re: Tut tut tut

Way to go on reading before posting.

Of course, the fact that this is a technical preview build - install at your own risk - and the models that are getting bricked have only just been added doesn't matter...

"Me see windowz fone article... me must post..."

Of course, this does not for one moment excuse Microsoft for dropping a bollock (again!), but please, El Reg, please, please can we have a mechanism for hiding or auto-withdrawing posts that get enough downvotes?

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Google drives a tenth of news traffic? That's bull-doodie, to use the technical term

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"... although Google is the most-used search engine, it is not abusing its dominant position"

Amit Singhal, you owe me a new keyboard.

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Someone PLEASE stop patent trolls' stroking their favorite tool, cries Google and friends

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Hello pot, this is kettle...

If Google are whining about patent litigation, why this?

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Cram my freebies into Android phones and get a royalty discount, says Microsoft (allegedly)

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Re: Don't be evil

Too bad they've now become the very thing they were supposed to be standing against...

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'We STRONGLY DISAGREE' that we done WRONG, says Google

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Re: Competition Violation?

Don't use them

Ok, find me the links for websites that provide the internet services I want to use that do not include Google Analytics or any other link to Google's products, and I'll use those instead.

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Google’s plan for WORLD DOMINATION takes shape. And it begins with a patent

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I can just picture it...

"So once again Google's patent extortion continues to bring in thirty times the revenue of their own robotics platform... and I've still yet to see a Googlebot in the wild!"

Posted on El Reg by Buzz Jaikuglass, April 2020.

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Android lands on Microsoft's money-machine island fortress

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Re: Roadmap

Android's roadmap is to have better integration with your car, watch and entire digital life

... and send all that information to Google for profiling and sale to the highest bidder.

TFTFY

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Wanna run Windows 10 Preview on your Lumia? Of course you do. Now 33 mobes supported

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Re: You have a LUMIA???

I asked for that functionality over two years ago.

The sad truth is some people just can't let things go... we can only hope that they eventually go postal enough to get themselves banned, a la Eadon

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Google wants Marvin the Paranoid Android's personality in the cloud

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Someone at the Chocolate Factory doesn't realise that Douglas Adams wrote satire, and has patented replaceable robot personalities.

... but "creepy spy" will be only behaviour that cannot be opted out from.

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Who is the fastest-selling phone maker of ALL TIME? Samsung? Apple? No, it's Xiaomi

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Re: How much extortion tax is due?

Oooh look, a comment that takes an article about mobile and then uses a point completely irrelevant to the actual context of the article as a vehicle to post oh-so-predictable opinions about an organisation that the poster of said comment has a grudge against that was not even mentioned in said article.

All that's missing is a capitalised "wah wah wah fail" closing line and I would have said this was classic Eadon (before he lost the plot completely).

Back under your bridge...

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Microsoft drops Do Not Track default from Internet Explorer

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Re: No @ Trevor Potts

Holy shit, that was probably one of the best counter-rants I have ever read! What a fantastic start to a post-Easter weekend!

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Android alt-wars: OnePlus looses Cyanogen-slaying OxygenOS firmware

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Eadon could have done it in one... along with a few others on here...

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Google cracks down on browser ad injectors after shocking study

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Re: Unwanted ad injectors aren't part of a healthy ads ecosystem

"Not just web - happening in gaming too with "free to play" - people just don't like paying for software."

Another case for the +100 button! And what makes it worse is that the same people who refuse to pay for stuff then start ranting about how good games do make money and if you're not making any return then your game must be shit...

Pint for you, Pete_H!

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Google plans ROBOTS to SLICE YOU OPEN AND CUT YOU UP

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Re: Not SkyNet, but...

Any company with the word "ethic" in their name should have to rename themselves following signing up with Google - false advertising otherwise!

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Google whacks CREEPY predictive search up to 11 in cheap Chrome OS beta

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Re: "Google turns creepy" !?

"They haven't suddenly become creepy overnight, their entire business model involves spying on you"

Ah, but it's only recently that people have started waking up to this fact and ignoring the Google faithful who keep trying to reassure them that "everything's fine, no, no, you can always choose not to use Google, it's all in your best interest, blame Apple, blame Microsoft, blame the NSA..." etc., etc.

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Microsoft sniffs around Xiaomi Mi 4 smarties with Windows 10

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Re: It's not the hardware, stoopid

"so they're not really going to tempt any Android users just by supporting Android devices."

I don't know... I mean, how often do we hear of the "latest, greatest" update to Android, that will only reach the phones if/when the carriers see fit? I'd much rather have "Patch Tuesday" than "Patch-by-new-handset"...

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Apple's portable power podule patent promises paroxysms of fanboi joy

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Apple recommend...

Given what has happened to a few iPhones, I can understand why Apple would recommend something other than hydrogen in the fuel cell!

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PIRATES and THIEVES to get Windows 10 as BOOTY

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Yeah, right...

"We believe customers over time will realise the value of properly licensing..."

And on that day, Satan will be skating to work.

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Windows 10 build 10041: 99 bugs on the wall, fix a bug, add a feature, 114 bugs on the wall

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Re: As far as this article is concerned I have no problems with the general tone........

Yeah, better told "it's fugly" now, rather than a rerun of Win 8: launch only to get told "it's fugly"...

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MARIO MOBES: Nintendo hooks up with DeNA, births NX gaming system

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If only...

5) Get loads of bad reviews from kiddie gamers who have never played the original versions, stating "costs too much", "crap controls", "needs a tutorial", etc., etc....

TFTFY

Mobile gaming space is rapidly becoming a very horrible place... more's the pity.

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Microsoft announces Windows 10 and Azure for humanity's implacable IoT foes

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IoT assistant

"It looks like you're making a cheese sandwich..."

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Sir Terry remembered: Dickens' fire, Tolkien's imagination, and the wit of Wodehouse

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"Anthill inside"

Ah Hex... full of ants and still faster than my mother-in-law's old Vista box...

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Google MURDERS Google Code, orders everyone out to GitHub and co

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Re: My advice would be never to start using any Google service other than basic search...

"How long before that morphs into something undesirable?"

It already has. Disregarding any allegations that Google search results are biased, the first [n] search results are usually not the best results, but adverts!

Unfortunately, it'll take some kind of major shake-up to break Google's monopoly over hearts and minds (in common parlance, "Google" has become to "search the internet" what "Hoover" is to "vacuum-clean") - something on an even bigger scale than the MS IE bundling fiasco (there are people out there still using IE).

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Wikimedia chucks sueball at NSA and DOJ over mass surveillance

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It's who you know...

The NSA will know who the judge is, and the lawyers, and anyone else involved.

... and they will also know where these people and their families live.

No way is this ever going to stick.

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Microsoft: You'll get the next Windows 10 build when we're GOOD AND READY

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Ouch! Google crocks capacitors and deviates DRAM to root Linux

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Start the clock...

Hardware manufacturers, you have 90 days to fix this, starting NOW!

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Network competition? Puh-lease. It's all about the Apple-Android Axis of Fondle

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Interesting...

That some are beginning to regard Android is being split into "Google" and "Forked" - there may be some hope after all!

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Microsoft chucks patent sueball at Kyocera over Android phones

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Yawn...

[Insert your choice of standard "Microsoft extortion" comments from the usual suspects here]

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Hated smart meters likely to be 'a costly failure' – MPs

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In other news...

The government have stuffed up a major tech programme which is likely to cost the taxpayer millions.

In other news, the sky is blue and water is wet.

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Google wins fight to keep Adwords FBI drug sting docs secret

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Re: Secret documents?

No difficult to keep things secret if you control the de facto search facility...

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'Hi, I'm from Microsoft and I am GOING TO KILL YOU'

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Re: $deity

The correct response in this situation is "tout est pardonne, mon ami, tot est pardonne"...

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Saygus aims buffed up V2 Android mobe at Samsung

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"The phone runs unmolested Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)."

As in "really unmolested", or "we turn a blind eye to Google"?

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Microsoft to Android OEMs: 'Show me the money'

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Re: El Reg Exclusive!

Ah, always there with the same tired old FUD, eh Bob? Why not go chat to the Google high ups some more and see if they can give you some new ideas?

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Google's 'encrypted-by-default' Android is NOT encrypting by default

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One of my co-workers uses it in everyday speech...

/headdesk

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: A side swipe at smartphone design

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Re: if this...

I'm sure you could flash it and stick Cyanogen or another AOSP variant on there if it's that much of a problem...

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How a HPC array helps humanity destroy the Ebola virus

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Why not use World of Warcraft as a testing environment? It worked pretty well before...

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Here comes Vulkan: The next generation of the OpenGL graphics API

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Re: Great...

Not to mention the metric shit-tonne of work involved scraping round Stack Overflow and the like just to figure out the black magic required to get a bitmap on the screen when you're trying to get started with it...

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Acer enters Windows Phone fray with cheap Liquid M220 mobe

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Re: Seriously? Still on about apps?

@Dogged - you reckon that in about five years time when the wheel has turned we'll be seeing an account on here called "Jaiku Waveglass" or maybe "Buzz LivelyX"?

... I'll get me coat.

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Re: Seriously? Still on about apps?

Hmmm, funny that...

AT&T et al bring out a WinPhone Softcard app...

... Google buy Softcard from the carriers...

... and now Bank of America is pulling its WinPhone app.

Knee jerk reaction? Or is it possible that the Bank of America app is based on Softcard and since Softcard is being shut down following the Google acquisition, they are left without any choice?

Feels like a variation on exclusive dealing to me!

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3 spectastic Lumias for price of 1 rival flagship: Microsoft sells biz on cheapie experience

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Re: I bought one in AU for $39

"internet exploder, slowing and then dying ALL the time"

What sites were you browsing? I develop cross platform apps and games, and obviously I'm trying to keep the UX as close as possible between platforms (while staying true to native features, naturally). I've yet to see any browser slowdown on any of my test devices, so this would be useful info to have. Cheers!

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Bradley Horowitz on ailing Google+: Islands in the stream, that is what we are ...

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Re: Trust: hard to build; easy to demolish

"How many folks will take the effort to do so when Google may pull the plug at any point?"

More Microsoft than Microsoft...

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Microsoft man: Internet Explorer had to go because it's garbage

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Re: Well…

"Ye Gods these comments boards make me cringe sometimes!

...[SNIP]...

Let one product or company win and you'll end up with IE6 - albeit one built by Google/Apple/Whoever."

... and that, El Reg, is why you need to allow multiple upvotes.

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Re: Um, what?

"... Microsoft /is/ the leading expert..."

Was. Google have taken that crown of late.

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RyokuMas
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Re: Let me be the first to say...

Oooh, how very 20 years ago of you.

I remember when Netscape started wresting market share from Mosaic (and whoever else there was back then) - suddenly I started seeing sites that were blacked out if Netscape was detected, apart from a little box stating "This site is Netscape crippled", usually followed by a rant on the site owner's part about everything that was wrong about the aforementioned browser.

Most of these sites I stopped bothering with - although a few were useful for my university work, so would use Mosaic for them and Netscape for everything else.

Now, this was also the same sort of time that it was trendy to have a hit counter on your site. And I very quickly noticed that on the few "Netscape crippled" sites I did continue to bother with, there was a dramatic drop in the rate said hit counters increased by following their being blacked out for Netscape.

@AlbertH - you've given us figures stating that the number of IE-using visitors to your sites has dropped to under 3%. But this is kind of like Microsoft's trick with Windows Phones - "we've shipped X thousand handsets... but we're not going to tell you how many we've actually sold". So what about your overall visitor figures - how have they changed since you've added these warnings about "defective" browsers and "insecure" operating systems?

Personally, if I saw a warning on a website worded in the manner you've given, I'd drop the site like a hot potato, as that sort of message makes me think "they're trying to make me scared and trick me into downloading something that turns out to be a load of spyware".

... or is this (and I suspect this purely because of the heavy uses phrasing like "Internot Exploiter", "defective", "operating system" in quotes, etc) just an excuse to have a rant "because it's Microsoft"?

(For the record, I'm a web developer, and would be the first to cheer if IE was removed from the face of the earth).

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Trolls prevail because good men do nothing: boffins

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Re: @RyokuMas - "Good men"...

"remember Eadon?!"

Oh jesus, how could I possibly forget!!!

Of curse, in his absence there are others slowly moving in to fill the gap, but I don#t think any of them are close to the signature "capitalised whatever fail" that was his sign-off. But at least we got some amusing poetry as a result...

You're right of course - stopping AC posts will not stop a determined troll - just like basic antivirus won't stop a skilled and dedicated hacker. But it would help deter the idiots who are just looking to provoke a reaction.

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"Good men"...

"Trolls triumph because good men do nothing"

In that case, good men of El Reg, please can you remove the ability of people to post anonymously? It would go a long way to reducing the number of sub-bridge-dwellers on here...

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Google to tame Android's Wild Wild West to please suits

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If it first you don't succeed...

From the Google for Work Blog:

"With a group of partners, we're helping businesses bring more devices to work by securing, managing and innovating on the Android platform"

Hmmm... "securing and managing" - I wonder if this will be as popular with handset manufacturers as Android Silver was...

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And the buggiest OS provider award goes to ... APPLE?

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Agreed - there is no such thing as a totally secure system, just one that hasn't had any flaws found yet.

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Say cheese! Europe's antitrust chief has Google boss in her sights – reports

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Re: Why is Google being given preferential treatment?

Because Microsoft and Intel didn't have the power to effectively wipe out your export business.

(And for the record, please note the phrase "have the power to" before downvoting - although I'm willing to bet some muppet will get on my case about how there's no proof that Google manipulate search rankings...)

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Google deal means game over for mobile payments firm Softcard

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Wow...

Skipping straight from embrace to extinguish...

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