* Posts by RyokuMas

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Google to shower 50%+ more gold on code-bearing bug hunters

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Re: Sounds good

Yeah, I'd love to see it...

.. if only because a forced update mechanism might shut up the GoogleSheep on here every time someone posts an article remotely related to Windows 10...

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Now Google backs everyone's favorite trade pact: The TPP

RyokuMas
Devil

Re: Can we even officially read it yet?

"The vast majority of internet users have voted. Mostly by not changing their default search engine..."

Nooo, most people just go with the default, not realising what it entails. As Microsoft before them with IE, so Google should be forced to alert people that there are alternate search engines on first use of search, provide information on the ramifications of each possibility and allow a choice.

But no. Especially while we have so many people in the tech sphere who are so mired in the past (ie: the browser wars) and still have a chip on their shoulders toward Microsoft that they cannot see what has happened with Google - or choose not to.

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PC market sinking even faster than first thought, thanks to Windows 10

RyokuMas
FAIL

Re: "... stable volume in 2018"

You mean the next proprietary operating system from the next would-be monopoly?

Pot, kettle...

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'UnaPhone' promises Android privacy by binning Google Play

RyokuMas
Facepalm

An honest politician

"Military Intelligence"

.. and now "Android privacy"

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Google still faces legal spat with SEO biz that claimed it was wiped from web

RyokuMas
FAIL

Tumbleweed...

Anyone from the pro-Google camp who are so quick to jump on any Microsoft-related article with "MS is dying" type posts care to comment on this?

... anyone?

... Thought not. Hello pot, this is kettle calling.

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Forget high-powered PCs, mobile is the future of VR, says Google

RyokuMas
Devil

Re: Don't forget

Adverts... yeah, they're irritating. But this has the potential to be way more sinister...

This will only serve to increase the already huge pool of data Google collects on everyone whenever possible for behavioral analysis... so instead of the blatent, in-your-face pesky bits of irritation that we all know and loathe, I would expect something a lot more subtle - your VR world slowly being adapted and morphed to influence you into buying.

The world according to Google... <shudder> hell awaits...

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Android's security patch quagmire probed by US watchdogs

RyokuMas
Childcatcher

Re: Sounds like a GREAT idea!

Google should take control of as much as possible and require manufacturers to leave the updatres to security etc to Google

You mean start acting even more like Microsoft?

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Flinging Slack at them won't get team talking – senior Etsy engineer

RyokuMas
Stop

Yet more disruption...

I do my bit for getting the team talking by uninstalling Slack, Skype, Lync and all that other instant messenger crap.

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Why has Microsoft stopped being beastly to Google?

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Re: Because they are dying and know it.

More likely because people are waking up to the fact that Alphabet/Google has become more evil and far-reaching than Microsoft ever was - websearch, email, mobile devices, spy-glasses (binned, thankfully), and with self-driving cars to track your movements, their own fibre network (to better track your web activity) and balloon based connectivity (with traffic tracking and spy cameras? I wouldn't put it past them, given their previous record for sly wifi slurping) in the pipeline.

So there is a gap in the market, created when Google abandoned all pretenses of doing no evil, for someone to stand up for the users - and Microsoft are desperate for it to be them.

Too bad that their prior reputation still haunts them (I guess even after 20 years, there are still those mired in the past)... and the current Win-10 telemetry issue is not their cause...

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When is making $20bn in three months not enough? When your name is Google

RyokuMas
Devil

People may start to like you...

Not acting like the Microsoft of 20 years ago would probably help a lot, too...

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Google yanks Chrome support for Windows XP, at long last

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Re: IE must die

"Teh article is not about ie..."

... as if that's going to stop the "because it's Microsoft" brigade from taking a swipe...

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HTC 10: Flagship goes full Google – but the hardware's top notch

RyokuMas
Black Helicopters

When Google says "jump"...

"We’ve worked with Google to reboot the UI,” HTC says...

... its excellent Gallery app, with funky thumbnail video previews, has been retired in favour of Google’s Photos. Google has grabbed the design in other ways, forcefully injecting a Google search bar into the Recent Apps / Task Switcher

If that's what's easily visible to the end user, I dread to imagine how much big-brother nastiness Google have "forcefully injected" under the hood.

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Windows 10 debuts Blue QR Code of Death – and why malware will love it

RyokuMas
Childcatcher

Re: What will make this work

God, I hope not. The telemetry in Windows 10 alone is bad enough without adding Google's big brother to it.

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Google reveals own security regime policy trusts no network, anywhere, ever

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Trust...

Trust a security model from Google?

... nuff said.

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Google tried to be funny, cocked it up, everyone thought it was a bug

RyokuMas
Devil

Re: Do no evil?

To be fair, this is the day on which Alphabet should issue a statement saying that they still stand by the pledge to "do no evil"...

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Microsoft to make Xamarin tools and code free and open source

RyokuMas
Thumb Up

Re: Fantastic

Well, they just added Xbox One support, so the signs are positive...

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Brexit: Time to make your plans, UK IT biz

RyokuMas
Devil

Nothing to worry about...

We're staying in.

It'll probably be by a very narrow margin, and there will almost certainly be some dubious loss or finding of postal votes and ballot boxes, but we'll stay in.

Either that or it'll be like Ireland - repeated ballots until they get the result they want.

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Android's unpatched dead device jungle is good for security

RyokuMas
FAIL

Security by obscurity...

... is no security at all.

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Adblock wins in court again – this time against German newspaper

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Double-stacking

"Adblock Plus operates a whitelisting policy"

... which is why I don't rely on just one blocker.

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Google spurns Azure, sucks up to AWS with Stackdriver console

RyokuMas
Facepalm

I wonder...

... what all the Google faithful on here who are so quick to mock Microsoft have to say about this?

... maybe a trot-out of the usual years out of date links, perhaps? It's been a while since we've seen them...

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Google publishes list of Certificate Authorities it doesn't trust

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Re: And who put *GOOGLE* in charge?

Yup, these days Google definitely head up my "do not trust" list...

... shortly followed by Microsoft and Apple.

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This chap's maintained an Apple game for 32 years – from Mac to iOS

RyokuMas
FAIL

Go for it...

... but not on iOS unless you have a huge discovery/UA budget...

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Google spews critical Android patch as millions of gadgets hit by Linux kernel bug

RyokuMas
Stop

Re: Excuse me?

To be fair, I have had to reinstall Windows a few times when things when horribly wrong - but that was back in the dark days of XP, never had that problem since Win7.

But these days, with Android and Google, I can't help but get the feeling of "meet the new boss, same as the old boss"

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Stop! Before you accept that Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, read this

RyokuMas
Meh

Hmmm...

So the first result for "Windows 10 mobile is"... comes out with "dead" - on Google. Funnily enough, on Duck Duck Go, I just get "... iso" and "... issues". But it's not like Google would ever bias their search results to harm a competitor, right?

That said, I kind of hope that it does get pulled, for the sole purpose of shutting up the commentards on here whose sole purpose seems to be trolling for anything Windows Phone related... makes me wonder what their motivation is...

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Web ads are reading my keystrokes and I can’t even spel propperlie

RyokuMas
Happy

Re: Damn

"What am I doing wrong?"

Running FB Purity?

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Microsoft traps and tortures poor little AI in soulless Minecraft world

RyokuMas
Happy

A better approach...

"... and teach it frustration and boredom"

Well, I guess it's more inventive than a herring sandwich...

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We tested the latest pre-flight build of Windows 10 Mobile. It's buggy but promising

RyokuMas
Meh

Re: Banking Apps

To be fair, most apps on any platform are fart apps...

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Mechanical black hole: Microsoft settles music royalties sueball

RyokuMas
Trollface

Interesting....

... that it's both Microsoft and Google.

Had it been just the former, I would have expected an outpouring of bile from the usual suspects about how Microsoft abuse every single patent and law possible, whereas in the latter's case I would expect a stream of comments about the impossibility of Google's guilt and how the plaintiffs must be overreacting...

I guess there are a few cases of exploding head syndrome going on right now...

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MAME goes fully FOSS

RyokuMas

Been saying it for years...

... back when you only had so many kilobytes and so much processing power to play with, gameplay was king...

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Microsoft gets into the advanced intrusion sniffer game – but only for Windows 10

RyokuMas
Stop

Re: Cause for serious concern

"Things are beginning to look just a little unsafe for the common folk."

If telemetry and tracking for the common folk is your worry, then things have been pretty unsafe for over a decade.

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Windows Phone devs earn double what poor Android devs pocket

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Re: Well

Given that you* trot out the exact same "joke" every time there's a Windows Phone related article, I would wager that even a Firefox OS developer would earn a better living that you would as a stand-up comedian.

* I'm guessing that this is the same person posting as an AC every time. I don't hold much hope for humanity if it's actually two or more people who are this banal...

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RyokuMas
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Tallies with my experiences...

For every individual mobile game I've launched on multiple platforms, the Windows Phone version has done better than iOS and Android.

... probably easier to be a fish in a smaller pond where you're a one-man studio.

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Google punts freebie DDoS shield to hacks, human rights worthies

RyokuMas
Devil

"Google has promised not to use log info in order to serve advertising"

About as believable as anything that come out of David Cameron's mouth.

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Microsoft acquires Xamarin: An obvious move not without risks

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One step closer...

... to Monogame becoming XNA5

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Microsoft finally ties the knot with Xamarin, snaps up mobile app biz

RyokuMas

Nope...

Xamarin UWP support was already in progress before this was announced.

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Intel shows budget Android phone powering big-screen Linux

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Nope...

"Given the ubiquity of smart 'phones running Android could this be the breakthrough that Linux deserves?"

You'd just be trading one monopoly for another, save the new world order would be at the mercy of the carriers to ensure security updates hit the hardware...

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Web apps? It's mobile apps biz bosses should worry about – HPE

RyokuMas
FAIL

"Throughout last year, Microsoft Windows represented the most targeted operating system platform, with 42 per cent of the top 20 discovered exploits directed at Microsoft platforms and applications."

Really? I hadn't realised that Microsoft's mobile offering had gained such traction as to be worth targeting, never mind being the most targeted...

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Google to snatch control of Android updates from mobe makers – analyst

RyokuMas
Coat

See, this is how you do it, Microsoft...

Make the hardware providers responsible for handing out the updates, wait until they all get so out of sync that it causes huge issues and growing unrest among the end users, then sweep in with a cry of "we'll take over updates! Everything will be in sync!" and presto! You're seen as the heroes who sorted everything out, as opposed to the evil, scheming megalomaniacs who will not rest until they have total control over everyone's devices and data...

... I'll get me coat.

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Patch ASAP: Tons of Linux apps can be hijacked by evil DNS servers, man-in-the-middle miscreants

RyokuMas
Paris Hilton

Re: I'll bet...

"Even though it is obvious you are a troll..."

The A/C, the original poster, or both?

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Sick and tired of modern Windows? Upgrade to Windows 3.1 today – in your web browser

RyokuMas
Trollface

And before the Amiga...

... was the Atari ST

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Gmail growls with more bad message flags to phoil phishers

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Wouldn't use Gmail for online banking in the first place...

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Microsoft quits giving us the silent treatment on Windows 10 updates

RyokuMas
Stop

Question...

How many of the above complainants have an Android phone and/or have used anything else Google-related in recent years (including websites using Google analytics)?

For the record, I do not like being spied upon either.

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Stylish Vaio biz mobe is flying this way – ah, it's got Windows 10 inside

RyokuMas
Stop

zero security issues to date

To be fair, security by obscurity is no security at all - if the platform gained more traction, it would be more heavily targeted.

But at the moment, why make the effort when smartphone OS with the biggest market share (by a long way) is also the easiest to break into?

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Google Search head: I'm off. Yes, I told you yesterday. On Google+

RyokuMas
Devil

Got the wrong company...

"I love Google. It is a company that believes in doing the right thing, a company that believes in doing good in the world, a company… that cares."

Either they haven't let him out much, or he's working for a different Google...

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UK Home Sec wants Minority Report-style policing – using your slurped data

RyokuMas
Devil

That explains it...

Guess that's why Google are only getting taxed £130million...

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In this Facebook and Google-owned world, it's time to rethink privacy

RyokuMas
FAIL

And yet...

... there are still those on here who howl and wail about Windows 10 telemetry, and claim Google is little short of the return of Christ...

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Five reasons why the Google tax deal is imploding

RyokuMas
Devil

Re: Do no Evil

Why do you think they came up with Alphabet as an umbrella company? Neatly gets round the whole Google - "do no evil" oxymoron

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Samsung sued over 'lackadaisical' Android security updates

RyokuMas
FAIL

Re: The answer is easy, the devil is in the details

"Put the onus back on Google."

So basically, you're proposing to have one single giant corporate entity responsible for updating and maintaining the OS across a suite of devices from various hardware manufacturers?

... because that's oh-so-popular with Microsoft, Windows and PCs, isn't it?

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Facebook Messenger: All your numbers are belong to us

RyokuMas
Facepalm

When is a phone not a phone...

The infographic made me laugh - since when has a phone been more about productivity than communication? Surely the whole point of a phone - the reason the damn thing was invented - was to facilitate communication???

/headdesk

Oh, and Facebook can go shove it. No apps on my phones and FB Purity on the laptop.

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Adblock Plus blocked from attending ad industry talkfest

RyokuMas
Unhappy

Re: Keep on with the autoplaying auto-expanding video, sound, and light-show free-for-all

Given that Google's core revenue model is based on profiling, tracking and advertising, I doubt we'll be seeing simple adblocking (or at least simple adblocking that continues to work) on Android any time soon...

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