# Posts by croc

134 posts • joined 29 Nov 2009

### Hola HoloLens: Reg man scores face time with Microsoft's holographic headset

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### FIVE Things (NOT 10: these are REAL) from the WINDOWS 10 event

It would have been nice to have seen an analysis of what Win 10 actually is bringing out new to the preview. I guess I should have looked to see who the author was before I started (hopefully) reading the article.

### Saudi Arabia to flog man 1,000 times for insulting religion on Facebook

#### Re: "right to freedom of expression"

""Quite the opposite, ALL civil rights are granted by government."

Correct. It galls me when heated discussions about the most "basic" rights (right to live, right to freedom ect) almost always end up with someone using the phrase "God-given""

I'd make the point that 'rights' as such do not even exist until someone tries to limit them. Much like air, everybody used it but no one ever questioned it for many thousands of years. Therefore, it did not really exist, it was just there. So too with, say, 'Freedom of Speech'. Gog and Magog went around 'f this' and f that' and Gung (the tribal leader) finally had a gut's full and said 'Gog, Magog, I hereby forbid you to express the 'f' word. Thus began expression, by the limiting of it.

### Huawei? Apple and Samsung's worst nightmare, pal

#### Re: Whose worst nightmare? Samsung's! Not Apple's.

Ah... That would be Australia's Aborigines, I believe... ~50,000 yrs. and counting.

#### Re: Consequences - just like the US

"The consequences of offshoring to China were so predictable that calling them "unintended consequences" would imply staggering stupidity on the part of managements."

I prefer the more politically correct term "90 day tunnel vision".

### Leaked screenshots show next Windows kernel to be a perfect 10

Get the current release build number right before you whinge about things that might never be...

### TPP takes another tiny step forward

"It's worth noting that controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions aren't mentioned at all in the report to leaders, perhaps indicating that these provisions have been signed off by the 12 countries involved in the TPP negotiations. ®" I propose replacing 'dispute settlement' with 'inequality settlement for most of the world, or 'inequality leverage' for Obama and Key...

### DROIDS - everywhere! Is Apple really even in the game any more?

Bad analogy. What killed Betamax was cost. Tape cost. Secondarily it was length. A long play VHS was able to record up to three movies on one tape. The quality was crap, but the cost was cheap.

### FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

I'm confused... What does an encrypted device have to do with legal interception? AND if I want to encrypt MY communications, until it is made illegal, who is Comey to tell me not to? If I want to encrypt MY data, good luck with getting me to de-crypt it UNLESS you have a valid warrant from a court I deem to be valid. None of this FISA secret court BS, nor any of your 'National Security' BS.

Last I heard, the rule of law in the USA was that it was up to the accuser to prove guilt, NOT for the innocent to prove their innocence. Chock off, Comey.

### Microsoft left red-faced after DMCAs dished out to Windows bloggers

#### Re: KILLING YouTube...?

"I've since moved most of my content to Vimeo -- no anal-retentive music police, no pop-up or pre-roll ads, no "recommended" video links, no wading through endless footage of twerking and ice-bucket dumping and cats falling off of tabletops and plane-crash porn and schlocky music videos and people throwing dry ice into swimming pools just to find some interesting and challenging content."

.......Yet......

### Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First

#### Re: rant-like journalism

Ah... The peppered moth (Birmingham moth) rears its ugly head again. It is a clear example of natural selection, not evolution.

Some would say that ADD and ADHD are also examples of natural selection, but I fail to see what the selection process is that chooses what seems to be a deliterious mental state as 'better'... Or are we just better at observing and naming (and possibly over-treating?) a trait that has been around forever? When I was a young'n, there was no such thing as ADD or ADHD. So, (obviously) there was no treatment for these non-existing conditions. Now, it seems that in certain countries these conditions are rampant. In others, not so much. (Iceland, Sweden, Italy and Australia seem to have much lower rates of ADHD compared to the USA.) What does seem to be a factor is that the US has studied (and treated) these conditions for about forty years. They have commonly been referred to as American conditions. It will be interesting to observe the outcome of this particular social experiment, however I am relatively sure I will not be around to see the conclusions reached.

### FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW'

#### Re: Biter Bit

Well, from Comer's point of view, to paraphrase Tricky Dickey..."I guess you could say that if the (insert 3 letter org. here) does it, it is not illegal." So, to have those pesky US - Global entities Apple and Google go ahead and put themselves in the position of not being able to be summonsed, well! That JUST WON"T DO!!!! THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW!!!!

### 'In... 15 feet... you will be HIT BY A TRAIN' Google patents the SPLAT-NAV

#### Re: How can it help dumb?

Oh, we had long past solved that problem... We sold the underutilized signalling system seven ch.'s 1 & 2 via our SMS gateway...

#### How can it help dumb?

Walking to lunch with a group of fellow telco-ites, we watched a person so thoroughly engrossed in his phone that he walked head first into a power pole. I knew then that we had helped create a monster... I promptly named our monster 'Darwin'.

### Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM

#### Re: Can we be told ......

Snowball. It is 'snowball's chance in hell'. I'd imagine that the chance of getting a good fucking in hell would be pretty good. Possibly even into the over 100% range.

### Kaspersky backpedals on 'done nothing wrong, nothing to fear' blather

"We have always been at war with eastasian terrorists." pp fr. George Orwell, '1984'

### MEN WANTED to satisfy town full of yearning BRAZILIAN HOTNESS

I've just checked my calendar. It is not April, or late March... Better start brushing up on my Portuguese.

### Cracking copyright law: How a simian selfie stunt could make a monkey out of Wikipedia

#### Totally Off Topic...

Some acronyms just should NOT be used... Such as I ANAL. Though it could be a good title for a psycho-sexual thriller... I ANAL, by Ian' A. Ger Bil.

Some acronyms just should not be used.... I ANAL is one. (However, it might make a good title for a psycho-sexual thriller.)

### Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE

#### Cure the problem!

Confiscate all i-devices at the door, then arrest the pirates for pre-piracy crimes.

### The internet just BROKE under its own weight – we explain how

#### BGP? IPv6???

If we had all agreed to use ATM we'd not be having this discussion...

(where's a good duck when you need one?)

### Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner: Capital is top target for computer thieves, say police

#### Das Kapitol?

"Capital" refers to money... "Capitol" refers to a nation-state's seat of government. I can understand how it is easy to confuse the two, but don't conflate them.

Why "dual-dc"???

### Snowden to warn Brits on Xmas telly: Your children will NEVER have privacy

#### Re: video address is already available to watch online for those

You have a serious lack of imagination.

#### Re: Protection and Respect

Stating that "Right is right, wrong is wrong." is merely stating the obvious. What is NOT obvious, however, is whether or not you can be trusted to know the difference.

Is it just me or does that recording look a bit like something done in 3ds Max? Look at the obvious neckline, where white neck meets tanned body... I mean, let's make it glaringly obvious. OK, tin foil hats back on, all.

### United Nations signs off on 'right to privacy in the digital age'

#### Re: That's a relief then

"Well they used one magic wish to ban smacking of children in Australia....."

Wrong country. You are not from around here, are you.