* Posts by dogged

4058 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Ofcom's new broom Sharon White sweeps into office

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Re: But...

> There are plenty of clued up, smart, savvy people in the civil service

Kept on display in a disused basement toilet with a sign on the door saying "Beware of the Leopard"?

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Microsoft, rivals together fight US govt's cloud data snatch

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Oh look, whataboutery.

Good way to render all your arguments irrelevant. Even insane ones like that one you posted below.

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BT to gobble EE for £12.5bn – BTEE phone home

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Well said. EE lie about their coverage, BT lie about their broadband speeds. It's a match made in marketing.

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'Shadow IT' gradually sapping power and budget from CIOs

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Re: Obstacle or Enabler?

> Too hard and they'll circumvent you.

The unkindest cut of all.

*wince*

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Win Server 2003 custom support: That's NOT going to be fun

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Re: I think that the following is the key issue here..........

If it's in a silo and doesn't talk (ever!) to the outside world, you probably shouldn't (except that sooner or later, the hardware will fail and then you're fucked).

But if you decide to leave a world-facing server using tech from 11 years ago, I would prefer not to trust you with my business.

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Swiss McDonalds serves up no-holes-barred cheesy action to punters

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Re: sexy sport clips

Good grief, a relevant comment!

You should get with the program and start thinking of the children/freedom to watch what you want instead of these distracting facts.

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Sony to media: stop publishing our stolen stuff or we'll get nasty

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Re: Cooperation in destroying the Stolen Information..? WTF

> Break the Internet.

Which of Kim Kardashian's bodyparts will they use for that?

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Hooker beating: What if you read the Bible AND play GTA5?

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Bible-bashing and bra-burning

Your problem with the counter-petition is always going to be that it's supported by many of the very same killjoy lunatics who supported and created the original petition.

And the problem with the rule-by-women lobby is that you can't just campaign against stuff they like because they don't seem to like anything.

Except possibly cats.

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Are you a Geek Dad/Uncle/Mum/Aunt? Ten Techy Gifts for kids this Xmas

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Not helpful

He won't be two until March. None of this stuff is suitable :(

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Thin plot, great CGI effects

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Re: So now the Hobbit is finished

ow ow ow

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UK flights CRIPPLED by system outage that shut ALL London airspace

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Re: Pointless latest update

That Gavin Clarke, he's such a SOFTWARE EXPERT that he knows Microsoft are responsible for all power outages.

What a special boy he is.

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GCHQ releases teen-friendly code-busting app

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A spokesperson from GCHQ says that with the UK youngsters needed to be motivated to take up subjects like maths and computer science.

Why, so that they can send messages you fuckers can't read?

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Vodafone to spend more time hanging out at bus stops

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Re: Nimbys

NIMBYs don't catch buses. They have Range Rovers.

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Hipsters snap up iPod Classics for $$$s after Apple kills rusty gadget

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Re: Worst thing they did. I can't find any decent MP3 players with more than 64 Gb

The Sansa Clip+ will will take 128GB cards cheerfully (see posts passim) so your cheapest upgrade is considerably less painful than ebay prices for an iPod Classic.

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> Try a Sansa Clip Zip, it appears they can work with 64GB cards:

64gb? They LAUGH at 64GB!

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No more free Windows... and now it’s all about the services

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Re: @joed - Does not make sense?

> Secure boot will make sure you don't test any *nix/*bsd on that hardware you bought.

No it won't, you troll. The only thing Secure Boot locks down to the point where you can't switch it off is the Surface RT and exactly which linux you'd put on that, I don't know. Same one as you put on your iPad, maybe.

FUD FUD FUD FUD.... ah, I remember the days when *nix activists hated FUD. Now some of them seem to use it as their primary weapon.

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Re: Does not make sense?

It's a Gavin Clarke article - you expect garbled bullshit.

Paul Thurrott (who actually understands a little about software - which is infinitely more than Our Gav) explains it as similar to the Media Center pack shipped alongside Win8. You can get the codecs but people who don't need them don't pay for them. It's pretty easy to imagine extending this to something like Active Directory or HyperV support.

Mind you, I'd certainly hope that a SKU which did not include those would be free.

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Microsoft says January Windows 10 build will excite sysadmins

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Re: Like it so far.

Ir still needs the "continuity" feature for convertibles.

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Re: @Dogged Well Dogged I am not entirely sure where you are coming from here.

The former. Some of them are still doing it.

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Re: Surely?

It's just marketing guff. A new OS release is an opportunity for Microsoft's "Hardware Partners" to flog boxes with certificates on to the unwary and ill-informed.

"Tuned" is usually no more than "we put a sticker on it". I very much doubt if that's changed.

(Yes trolls, shills et al, this is your opportunity to spread FUD about SecureBoot. Not that you need yet another one).

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Re: Surely?

Oh, just stick with your beloved Apple and leave the tinfoil hat in the drawer.

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Govt spaffs £170k to develop the INTERNET OF SHEEP

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Re: Who pays?

Then you've never seen a tenant farmer. Land Barons with thousands of acres do pretty well out of a system designed to maintain small farms and rural habitats (see also France) but the way the UK has implemented it is much the same as the way the UK implements every other bloody thing that comes along - you can do very well at it if you happen to have a metric fuckload of money.

You're in East Anglia, right?

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Re: Who pays?

You can make a few quid (by "a few" I literally mean three or four) on meat but wool fetches less money than it costs to shear it so, swings and roundabouts.

Personally I think the Prof needs to amend his quotes for truth. This for example, is a fixed version -

"“The possibilities of bringing the Internet of Things to the countryside are worth £170,000 of public cash for my tenure,” enthuses the prof.

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Spanish scraper scrapped: Google axes Google News

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Re: How silly

> How are people going to find their news stories?

Oh, I don't know. Maybe they could listen to the radio or watch TV or buy a fucking newspaper.

How do you think?

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Google+ to offer 'infinite' gender identity options

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Re: Never mind the gender

Interesting but barely used by a barely-used social network.

You know, I'd love to see somebody myspacify Facebook. That said, it should be obvious by now that Google+ won't be the one to do it.

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GCHQ, police to team up to hunt down child abuse on the darknet

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None that they'll report.

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'Critical' security bugs dating back to 1987 found in X Window

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> you never hear about 27 year old Windows bugs, do you?

Yes, you do. On these esteemed pages, no less. And they are without exception greeted by howls of derision from those who claim that Open Source == Completely Bug Free And Perfect (Except When Microsoft Open Sources Anything). And there are a depressing amount of those people.

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I'm actually quite surprised that no mouth-breathing support neanderthal has missed the "X" and blamed Microsoft anyway.

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Microsoft: Hey, don’t forget Visual Basic! Open source and new features coming

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Re: No need to move away from VB

Much as I despise VB, what you actually compile is CLR code which will run anywhere the .NET framework is installed. Same as C# or even F#.

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Case sensitivity leads to much clearer variable names since you're not crippled by reserved words and object names.

For example

'//VB

Dim myObject as new MyObject() '// compiler error

//C#

var myObject = new MyObject(); // no compiler error

VB is the enemy of clean code.

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> Microsoft’s commitment to Visual Basic is understandable.

No it isn't - kill it with fire.

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Firms will have to report OWN diverted profits under 'Google Tax' law

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> I think you'll find the multi-millionaires of Liebours front bench are responsible for this for this when the one eyed son of the manse signed the Lisbon treaty while he thought the cameras weren't filming.

No, this one is all down to Little Gideon. Apparently he noticed that tax was hard and hired some lovely chaps who'd been to Eton to have their lackeys do it for him. Now tax law is written by the big four tax avoidance consultancies. Seems crazy but it's true.

This is not to say that Labour were any better - they weren't. But a tax policy written so that anyone with enough money can pay PwC et all to avoid paying any of it is a very Tory policy indeed.

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This is what happens when you pay tax avoidance specialists like PwC to write your tax laws.

Tory outsourcing at its finest.

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The Great Unwatched: BBC hails glorious digital future for Three

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The only thing genuinely worth watching they ever had was Monkey Dust anyway.

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Microsoft forks .NET and WHOMP! Here comes .NET Core app dev stack

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Re: Oh really?

> good luck going out on a limb by proposing the use of a non-Microsoft language or framework on a Microsoft platform.

Really? Because I see quite a lot of php and far more Java than was ever good for anybody.

Even node.js runs on Windows servers, you know.

Honestly, I don't think you have much clue what you're talking about.

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Re: Another Train Wreck... Stupid Devs this SH!T is worse than COBOL!

aw look, somebody who can write a whole page of HTML5

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Re: "the foundation for all future .NET platforms".

Actually, I am (among other things).

We've had new stuff come and go but the Framework itself has seen no changes of mind in 13 years, until now.

Even this is evolution rather than revolution.

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Re: "the foundation for all future .NET platforms".

Once in 13 years ain't bad.

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Fujitsu boss: UK's 2015 elections won't make any difference to us

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Re: Oracle shared services

Very loosely bound, certainly.

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Oracle shared services

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

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DoJ's extra-territorial data demands: now Ireland is baulking

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Re: Should Be A Laugh

And "looses" too! Clearly a scholar.

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Re: what happens

If it were just Microsoft I'd agree but this hits every US-based cloud supplier. Google, Apple and Amazon are next if the precedent isn't struck down.

Then again, this may be exactly the kind of leverage somebody needs to make all that nasty encryption stuff go away.

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Re: what happens

Do that a couple of times and all lobbying money from all tech firms suddenly starts getting very, very focussed on Capitol HIll.

Actualy, this whole thing may just be some senators looking for a fat pension.

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Review mass-snoop laws regularly, says RIPA daddy Blunkett

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Re: Is David Blunkett a commentard?

> Just so far every single comment has one down vote.

That's probably just Matt Bryant, his insane fascist rebuttal comments hidden behind a shield of moderatorboredom.

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Re: Oh dear

>It's not like terrorism is a new thing, and we handled it perfectly well in the '70s and '80s when the IRA were blowing things up, without any of these new laws.

^^

THIS.

When did people become such cowards?

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Yes, Obama has got some things wrong on the internet. But so has the GOP

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Re: ROTFLMAO (TROLL!) @DJO

@AC - 7/10 troll. Good effort.

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Re: ROTFLMAO

> A country where the police can execute pretty much anybody they want and hardly ever get punished?

Provided the executed person earns less than they do. It's the new system in the USA - pure meritocracy where your merit is determined by how many dollars you have.

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MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'

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Re: False Positives?

or...

4) They probably said it but both were practically illiterate in English so it could have meant something completely different and none of the keywords were triggered.

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Social misfits and group interviews: Yup, it's the startup interview circuit

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Re: Mono hasn't really seen any love or attention in years

well, that's what Ops think.

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Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK

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Question

Could I get a 7 foot longbow in it? How about 6'8" tent poles? Could I do this by only dropping one rear seat, leaving one for the child-seat?

If so, potentially interested.

If not, anyone got any recommendations?

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