* Posts by dogged

4407 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Pro-ISIS script kiddies deface Dublin Rape Crisis Centre site

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Re: Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

@splodge - there's nothing racist about recognising that for example, this is a savagely cruel abomination.

My mother is Irish so I am unlikely to be "racist" against Irish people even if that were actually possible. However, the Irish government is run like a pre-Francis branch of the Catholic Church and Irish laws about reproduction and families are just horribly, despicably wrong.

You didn't know about this? Oh, then you just downvoted out of some misplaced nationalism, which makes you an idiot. Or you agree with this? In which case, that makes you a disgusting individual and I hope you get a particularly painful fatal cancer.

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Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Is that the place where if you get raped and then find out you're pregnant, they lock you up to stop you getting an abortion by going to the UK where we're not fucking 14 century lunatics?

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Bulk comms spying is not mission creep, insists UK foreign sec

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Re: Am I allowed?

> Hence Dogged, did you seek permission before broadcasting the C* word?

Yes I did. I said "Am I allowed to call this guy a cunt?"

Did you miss that bit?

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Am I allowed to call this guy a cunt?

What a cunt.

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An uncomplicated Buffalo in SOHO: The LinkStation 441D 4-bay NAS box

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> Windows Mobile 7.5

No such thing, sorry.

On topic, will it serve PLEX?

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Apple slips out security patches while world goes gaga over watches

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Re: Hype and cover

I'm waiting for the Stephen Fry review.

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Re: It gets better - apparently

Could be worse. Could be Bono.

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I don't know. But they don't claim to create godlike perfection and then peddle crippled Foxconn hardware so I don't see the relevance of your whataboutery.

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Critical fixes?

But they just work, don't they?

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Filthy – but sadly frothy – five door fun: Ford Focus 1.5 Zetec

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Re: Warning - C-Max is shit.

I think it's specific to the C-Max although I hear that the B-Max is similarly stupid.

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Re: Warning - C-Max is shit.

@jason7 -

> I can fit two rear child seats in my i10 so...?

I don't doubt it. Your i10 is a sensible little car. The Ford Focus C-Max is a marketing stunt designed by a retard.

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Re: Warning - C-Max is shit.

@Flatpackhamster - the C-Max was provided as a courtesy car while an '09 Civic was in for repair. Front passenger and driver seats were pushed all the way forward and as upright as possible.

I was prepared to go along with this - even though it means it leaving it to the other half because she might - at 5'10" - stand a chance of actually fitting behind the wheel whereas I - at 6'4" - stood no chance whatsoever but even then, the seats were actively pressing against the child seats which is unsafe - you need an inch of clearance for them to be effective.

For the record, both seats fit in the Civic and I can (just about) ride passenger. Both fit in my RAV4 with the seats fully back.

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Re: Warning - C-Max is shit.

I've got a 2 year old and three week old baby. The law states they must be in car seats and the rear-facing ones do better in crash tests.

Any "family" car that can't fit two rear-facing car seats is a failure.

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Warning - C-Max is shit.

I don't know how many of you have driven the C-Max, it's marketed as a family car with lots of space.

It handles like an elephant on a beach ball and wallows like a pig but you expect that in a family car. What you don't expect is for it to utterly fail at being a family car too.

To the point, then - this is a "family car" in which you cannot safely fit two rear-facing child seats because there isn't room. So much for "spacious". It also fails in carrying lots of stuff around. Sure, you can fold down the rear seats but they don't fold in. This means all that lovely boot space effectively already contains the volume of three big suitcases before you ever pack anything.

I wanted to like the C-Max. It looked like a good idea. It isn't. It's a fucking stupid waste of a car. Don't get one.

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Linux kernel devs adopt Bill and Ted's excellent code of conduct

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Be fair. He only said "set up to". He didn't say whether it had worked.

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

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Re: Crapita

Yep. I was confused until this line happened -

> Capita, which runs the Data Communications Company (DCC) responsible for rolling out the programme

And suddenly everything made absolute sense.

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£280k Kickstarter camera trigger campaign crashes and burns

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Re: Bah!

I've never sued anyone, or wanted to.

I merely stated that Haje could.

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Re: Bah!

> And the English love of the lawsuit for no reason rears its head once more. I despair of my mother country sometimes.

This from somebody who lives in America.

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Re: Bah!

I don't know which article you read or which project you're talking about, but that absolutely did not happen with Triggertrap Ada.

Stop it. Seriously, If I were Haje (I'm not) I'd be inclined to see damages for spreading that kind of story. Everything that was raised for TT Ada was spent on TT Ada.

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Happiness Manager?

I know Haje. He's a nice guy. He also confirmed for me that Triggertrap do not have any employee with the title "Happiness Manager".

Stop kicking him while he's down.

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Office for Mac 2016 Preview: This letter will self-destruct in 60 days

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Re: The aticle needs to be re-written a bit

I think that would be an opinion piece rather than a report.

And it would only be your opinion piece.

And nobody cares about your opinion.

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Re: So, so happy ..

I think I'm going to go around all the car sites and post at the end of every non-Toyota review about how happy I am with my Toyota.

Because being a massive bell-end is obviously cool these days.

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Intel slaps Iris Pro GPUs into Core i7 silicon to woo desktop gamers

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Intel graphics? For games?

We're talking Candy Crush Saga and Fruit Ninja, right?

Because no, it will not run Crysis.

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UK spaceport, phase two: Now where do we PUT the bleeding thing?

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Re: North East

North West. North West Wales, that is. Anyone who's been to Hollyhead knows that once there, all you want to do is leave. There's already the ferry port, I reckon the option of escaping into space would prove popular given that it's sunnier, warmer and less fucking miserable than Anglesey.

Also, you could drop the spent casings on Birmingham which is a bonus.

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.hotels. .hoteis ... not a typo but a window into ICANN's baffling world

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hoteis? Plural?

There can be only one.

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Samsung-Microsoft deal will bundle Office 365 with Android Knox

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Re: The note 4 is king of bloatware.

> And now the creepware Google is joined by the NSA creepware MS?

I'm sorry, do you come from a reality where Microsoft aided and abetted the NSA for years and Google didn't?

Because in this reality, Ed Snowden's documents show that Google certainly did. As did Apple and all the telcos.

If you want to differentiate Google and MS, you could possibly go for the fact that MS only spied on you for the NSA but didn't also sell you to advertisers.

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Sick of Chrome vs Firefox? Check out these 3 NEW browsers

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Re: Meta Browser

Opera Mini.

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Would you be interested in a side bet?

£10 says Microsoft will open source Spartan (or whatever it ends up being called) within three years.

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Vivaldi?

Isn't that just another WebKit/Blink implementation? No thanks.

I recently uninstalled Chrome. I'll continue to support Mozilla and look forward to Spartan because WebKit/Blink monoculture is a bad, bad idea.

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Mummy, what's the point of Evgeny Morozov's tedious columns?

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WTF?

Re: I do not think it means what you think it means...

we should probably abolish taxation and legalize guns then?

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Re: @ IT Hack

whataboutery is an infallible sign of somebody with no argument and no inclination to work at constructing one.

It is often associated with jerking knees.

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Microsoft to Android OEMs: 'Show me the money'

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Re: El Reg Exclusive!

walk past carphone warehouse, Bob. Or don't they have a branch in Mountain View?

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El Reg Exclusive!

trans - story so obvious that nobody else is bothering to report it.

Seriously, you were expecting MS to sign away all rights enforce patents over Android manufacturers? They'd be looking at a shareholder lawsuit within seconds.

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Microsoft opens kimono on Windows 10 Universal App Platform

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Re: Here we go again...

> where whatever we're working on is about to become "legacy" in two years,

I think that applies to everything, except possibly the Forth Bridge.

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Re: Does not look like a good proposition for desktop app developers

I remember ActiveX depressingly well, thank you. I even remember in-browser vbscript although to do so makes my neck spasm.

Microsoft were wrong about ActiveX (due to security issues) but I can see where they grew the idea from. It's exactly the sort of thing that somebody who doesn't think about security would see as an evolution of cgi-bin, moving the grunt-work to the client and thus getting the whole idea of http completely arse-backwards.

Still, it did give us XmlHttpRequest without which it would be a very different world.

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Re: Does not look like a good proposition for desktop app developers

> ActiveX is back, this time restricted to the MS App store In the hopes of avoiding the security problems that orignally plagued the idea, I suppose.

Getting your FUD in quick, are you?

I see no ActiveX. You can already write Metro apps in HTML+JS so there's very little difference. I suspect this "packaging" would merely enable the damn thing to print or launch your default email client, for example.

I don't see much point to the packaged Web Apps when the platform has a full browser. The saving grace of Windows Tablets was regardless of "app gaps", real or perceived, one could use the browser and render anything your PC could. Maybe it's for corporates to deliver web-based code to the desktop with nice icons and stuff.

We'll see.

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

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Re: MTP support ?

> In Windows ? Or (as the PP stated) Linux ?

Last time I did it was from the xubuntu laptop I've got running at home.

They were only mp3s though, nothing complex.

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Re: MTP support ?

I have a Lumia 930. I can drop media files onto the hard drive from File Explorer and they work just fine...

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Re: Shurely shome mishtake?

Good point. Well spotted. This might be a misinterpretation of 1TB SkyOneDrive data storage but is very unlikely to be 1TB of actual data.

Although if it is data, I want one.

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Re: I bought one in AU for $39

I can see the previous owner sold that one - it was obviously a duff model.

Not one single reviewer (who doesn't outright work for Google) agrees with you.

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Re: Excellent pricing

which tablet was that, Arnold?

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Google dips toe into U.S. mobile market with 'small scale' offering

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Re: We don't intend to be a carrier at scale

"until we just get bored and buy T-Mobile".

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Would you trust 'spyproof' mobes made in Putin's Russia?

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Re: Who do you fear most ?

FSB.

The Комите́т госуда́рственной безопа́сности (KGB) ceased to exist in 1991. The Федеральная служба безопасности Российской Федерации (the Federalnaya sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossiyskoi Federatsii or FSB) was formed in 1995.

Officially.

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Out of time: Huawei, LG unveil watches nobody wants to buy

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Re: Smartwatches

is that another Android-only "Android Wear" device?

If so, no sale.

Thing is, you see, the important thing is....

I like watches. I like my watch to last for at least ten years. If it's a really nice watch, I'd like it to be working well long after my own ticker has stopped forever so that my sons can fight over it.

A watch which is crippled if you don't buy $PARTICULAR_PHONE_OS is useless to me because I might want to change my phone OS in the next year or so while I buy a watch to actually last.

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Re: Battery life

@Dave 126

I would totally get one of those. IF and only IF it wasn't iPhone only.

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Acer enters Windows Phone fray with cheap Liquid M220 mobe

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Re: Incentives

> There aren't any universal apps at the moment.

There are plenty. The framework's been in place since VS2013 Update 2 and you can write apps which are compatible with controlled interface changes between Win8.1 and WP8.1 without any extra effort.

Want an example? XBox Video.

The rest of your point stands.

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Re: Seriously? Still on about apps?

Google does seem pretty determined to kill Windows Phone.

See also - anything posted by Bob Vistakin.

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Re: Entry level indeed

It might well be but I still can't see it selling well anywhere people can afford, er anything else at all.

Then again, it's fits with Acer's usual stuff. "Every form factor, but shoddy".

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Re: Just as well...

wow, that seems to be a bigger market share than linux on the desktop.

Are you arguing that as linux on the desktop has a tiny market share, it is useless and nobody should ever use it ever, Bob?

I think you are. I just don't think you'd noticed your own hypocrisy.

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Re: I don't see an explanation about what MWC actually means.

Yes. "Mobile World Congress", a trade fair held in Barcelona.

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