* Posts by dogged

4992 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says

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Re: L stands for ?

Lozenge.

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Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First

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Re: What would happen if

> It's probably also SSL/TLS encrypted and uses the same channels as the update system, meaning breaking the spyware also breaks your update system, leaving you open to malware attack.

ONLY if it's intended for use in the long term. Otherwise there's no reason why it should be.

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Re: Many of us are forced to use MS Software

The ribbon is fine. What are you, a secretary? You memorized every option in a bloody word processor? You count beans with your spreadsheet? You shit on humanity with your Powerpoints?

Then I don't know what you are but you are not an IT pro.

Note that there is no ribbon in Visual Studio and it only exists in applications used by people who don't do IT.

Personally, I quite like it. It means when I am forced to write a spec document I don't need a fucking map to find "indent".

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Re: rant-like journalism

I have a short attention span (with periods of hyperfocus during which I will forget everything else (code marathons happen) but sadly amphetamine just makes me twitchy, inclined to talk bollocks at high speed and susceptible to dance music or mundane household chores. Not compatible with work, in other words.

Some people just have busy brains.

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Lights off, nappies on! It's Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within

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Re: That's weird.

That line is still there, I note.

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Influential scribe Charles Petzold: How I figured out the Windows API

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Re: Good for windows, bad for programming

Those guys all write JavaScript now, to judge from the code I keep seeing.

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His rates do go some way toward explaining their insane prices.

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"Windows Programming Foundation"

wat

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Greedy datagrabs, crap security will KILL the Internet of Thingies

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Re: A few points

I never wanted a camera on my phone.

*shrug*

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Ummmm....

"There is no internet — it's lots of networks talking."

That's what internetworking is.

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Web Devs: Learn to build high performance websites to banish autumn blues

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it's marked "Promo" pretty clearly on the front-page and in the article.

I've heard good things about SignalR. Is this free?

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Lights off, nappies on! It's Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within

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" I was gagging for some button-flicking interaction"

PHRASING!

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Shh! Bose and Apple ink SECRET deal to settle 'noise-cancelling' suit

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Shame

Getting silence out of Beats headphones would be a major upgrade.

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Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors

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Re: I've been to Switzerland

Prions.

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Rupert Murdoch outs self as iPhone 6 fanboi

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Re: I think Murdoch would have to be a Microsoft guy

> No, he's gotta stick with Microsoft, closed source, pure capitalist, that's more his speed

Really? I'd have thought OSX+iOS's history of "stolen from open source and government funded exercise and now sold at a profit" would work perfectly for him.

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Brits: Google, can you scrape 60k pages from web, pleeease

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Re: Lunacy

If you're talking criminal convictions then those can't be given in evidence at a trial anyway.

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Re: Lunacy

> I bet the majority of requests are from felons

Even if they are, time served is time served. If time is served and the conviction "spent" then the debt to society is paid and it is illegal for you to discriminate based on it. Illegal, as in, you would be committing a crime if you did so.

So a) why do you want this on record? and b) are you happy for the crime you commit in discriminating based upon it to also be permanently on record?

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Re: Other search engines?

> Does anybody knows if this "right to be forgotten" thing applies to all search engines even future ones?

It does because it's the law. Google are just the only ones crying about it.

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Want a customer's call records Mr Plod? No probs

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> A spokeswoman at O2 told the paper, “All O2 responses are validated by the disclosure team to ensure that each request is lawful and the data provided is commensurate with the request”.

Well damn. So there IS a reason to stay with O2.

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Sponsored content

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Re: Sponsored content

Oh, we know that. But seriously, this HAS led to what looks like (to the untutored eye) the Reg endorsing the fine, upstanding and glorious network capabilities of EE, a company who routinely lie on their coverage maps and overcharge for everything.

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Sponsored content

Are there plans for an article about what a bunch of thieving cockwombles EE are?

I mean, "biting the hand..."

Also, truth in journalism.

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Trolls have DARK TETRAD of personality defects, say trickcyclists

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Re: Machiavellianism?

Cesare Borgia only failed at the very end.

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> I don't know. I've been trying to get to 2500 global downvotes on El Reg for like 8 months.

Claim to own a Windows Phone. Job done.

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Ah. I think we have a communication error here.

I suspect the OP referred to IS in the context of "Islamic State" given the references to psychopaths and sadists. Not an IT department with a confusing name.

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Re: But how do the canvassers know

Can you imagine the responses you'd get if you posted their questionnaire on /b/?

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who does that?

I mean, seriously, there's OS-advocacy trolls that we can all deal with but that's a bit out there, isn't it?

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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Ultrabook flexes new 'Watchband' BENDO hinges

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Re: nice...

Good luck with that touchscreen.

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Re: Windows 8

Touchscreen.

TOUCH SCREEN.

TOUCH screen.

What part of this aren't you getting?

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US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: US is losing science race

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Re: Spot on

> In Victorian times, Britain was the world leader in innovation.

Wait, Alan Turing was a Victorian now?

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BEND IT like YOGA: Newest Lenovo gadgets have built in PROJECTORS

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Re: Windows Tax obfuscated again

If the screen size is even microns under 10" diagonal, there is no Windows tax.

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Apple KILLS SUPER MARIO. And Zelda. And Sonic

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Re: What did people expect?

> Do you have a patch submission that they rejected, based on the fact that you're not an employee of Google, that you could provide a link to? I'm curious.

You don't get reasons for patch refusals. Just refusals if you're lucky or, more usually, absolutely nothing.

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Re: What did people expect?

> This is true of a lot of FOSS unless you are accepted as a contributor

But at least you can be accepted as a contributor. The only way to be accepted as an Android contributor is to work for Google on the Android team.

Stop obfuscating the issue.

Also...

> I'm pretty sure if you fixed a bug someone on the android team would take it and merge it.

Having done exactly this, I'm absolutely certain they won't.

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Re: What did people expect?

> That sounds free to me.... ?

It's free but it's not FOSS. You can't submit code to Android. You can look at it but that's pretty much all you can do.

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Antarctic ice at ALL TIME RECORD HIGH: We have more to learn, says boffin

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Re: Antactica is melting too

Alternatively, the climate models are (as anyone with any kind of rational thought process could tell you) wrong because they are trying to model a system with approaching-infinite variables and only weak guesses at the internal processes.

Note that I make no judgements on what's going on - that's a matter for your own scientific-scepticism/credulity/belief-system (delete as appropriate). Only that somebody created a model which was designed to show that the icecaps would melt and it that it was wrong.

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EE TV: Network snubs 'Auntie's antique' for mobe-happy set-top box

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Less than £240?

I should bloody hope so.

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Google hauls Java-on-Android spat into US Supreme Court

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Re: Oracle are most definitely evil

I don't like Google any more than you (apparently) do because selling people is wrong whether or not the people in question are digital reconstructions of dubious accuracy.

However, if it is found that APIs are subject to copyright, the knock-on effects will be enormous. For example, remember that the API normally called XmlHttpRequest or XHR was created by (and would be presumably owned by and subject to license fees payable to) Microsoft.

And that's just one example. There are millions.

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LTE's backers vow to KILL OFF WI-FI and BLUETOOTH

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Re: O/T: Mountain Rescue

Thank you for doing that, AC. I don't think Mountain Rescue (or the RNLI) get enough recognition for the voluntary lifesaving work they do.

It really is appreciated.

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Woman says narco-cops used her PICS to snare drug lords on Facebook

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Re: Perspective people.

From the article - "she was arrested in New York State on drugs charges".

Not, you'll note, "she was convicted in New York State of drug charges". Innocent until... Not to mention that no detail is given about these charges. It could have been a quarter of weed. It could have been some under the counter meds.

Would somebody who (to our knowledge) has not been convicted of any offence but was once arrested for something this trivial be fair game in your opinion?

If so, are you a law enforcement official?

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Is Apple incubating a Macbook, iPad bastard child?

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OH MY GOD APPLE HAVE INVENTED THE SURFACE

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BIG trouble in Big China: Samsung cops it RIGHT in the wallet

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I don't think we're anywhere near "Peak Lenovo" yet, though.

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Windows 10's 'built-in keylogger'? Ha ha, says Microsoft – no, it just monitors your typing

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Re: No one ever reads the EULA.

> that is why the font is size 3 or 4

That's funny, the Win10 EULA I got was 10-point Verdana.

Did you get a different version?

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Re: At Microsoft...

There will be no apologists because there is no issue unless this exists in production code.

Google data-mine betas as well. Nobody cries about that. Not even apologists. They don't even cry all that much when Google data-mines production code because it's understood these days that selling you (ie, the digital slave trade) is what Google do.

If this is in production code you may see apologists. What you won't see are any Win10 installs in my house or workplace.

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Re: If they are seriously expecting me to read the entire license agreement

If they were charging you for the software you were licensing, that might work.

This is a free beta.

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Re: Class action law suit

I am. I just run it offline.

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Nokia Lumia 735: Ignore the selfie hype, it's a grown-up phone

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Re: I'm sorry

I have 920 that's almost two years old and it occasionally crashes. It never did before I put the Developer Preview on it so I guess that's the price I pay for always having the latest code.

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Yes. The WP8.x mounts as a filesystem drive. There are applications you can use too but everything's right there on the mounted drive.

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CONSUMERISM IS PAST ITS SELL-BY DATE: Die now, pay later

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Re: Biggest contributor to air pollution and gloabl warming?

BEEP BEEP URBAN MYTH WARNING

Cows don't fart. It's the four-stomachs thing. If they could fart they wouldn't die from gas buildup in the third and fourth stomachs (which they do).

They do belch methane. But they don't fart. Ever.

You may now return to your scheduled urban ignorance.

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Re: Food

I am sure I could be a competent farmer. But do you really want me to spend my time farming or using my education to design drugs and provide you with medicine?

I was born and raised on a farm and worked it with my father for about ten years (before and after school, weekends, holidays). It was even a mixed holding of under 100 acres plus a little woodland so capable of providing everything "needed" and you know what?

I'm not sure I could be a competent farmer immediately. If you've never done it at all and you're relying on your produce for your survival then I am sure you'll starve before you learn it.

It's a mistake to think that jobs which are largely manual and low-paid are not skilled. A farmer is a craftsman.

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Re: Leave thermodynamics out of it

The first law of thermodynamics is you do not talk about thermodynamics.

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Apple is GOLDBRICKING IT: BEHOLD the iPad Glister-Slab

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It's normal in the absence of other data to extrapolate based on existing examples for example, the 4-hour battery life of the Moto360 if you actually plan to use it as a watch.

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