* Posts by Someone Else

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Europe to order Apple to cough up 'one beeellion Euros in back taxes'

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Ooooh! Better short Apple...

RjLoQxC -- because I'm informed that the post "must contain letters". So there's some!

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Kindle Paperwhites turn Windows 10 PCs into paperweights: Plugging one in 'triggers a BSOD'

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@ bombastic bob -- Re: is there a comprehensive list of cockups?

Damn, I wish i could upvote you more that once...or buy you a round

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Baltimore cops: We flew high-res camera planes to film your every move

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Re: Personally, I applaud the use of this technology.

Ya know...I get that this is supposed to be sarcasm. But as Herr Drumpf has aptly shown, bad sarcasm is worse than no sarcasm, and there are some things one just shouldn't joke about. There are yutzes out there that will misconstrue sarcasm for instructions.

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£1m military drone crashed in Wales after crew disabled anti-crash systems – report

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@JimyPage -- Re: The shape of things to come ...

Apparently the Comedy Store records all performers, and Nish was able to *prove* he did not say what he was accused of. To which the guy complaining said "I know what I know" - i.e. fuck facts [...]

"Fuck facts", the credo of the average Trump supporter.

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Re: Well, it appears to have worked as designed..

Well, technically, you do have to be "on" the ground before you can be "in" the ground.

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Adblock Plus blocks Facebook's ad-blocker buster: It's a block party!

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Pull up a chair!

Popcorn? Check!

Beer? Check! --------->

Comfy seat? Check!

This should be right entertaining!

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Bungling Microsoft singlehandedly proves that golden backdoor keys are a terrible idea

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"Bungling Microsoft ..."

Enough said!

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Facebook to forcefeed you web ads, whether you like it or not: Ad blocker? Get the Zuck out!

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@Gene Cash -- Re: Just one

You can say "I got married" or "I pupped out another brat" or "my car exploded" to whoever finds it interesting, and the "friend's" list is sort of self-curating.

You know, there is this thing called a telephone....

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update is borking boxen everywhere

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WTF?

Users are reporting that upgrading to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update renders their PCs unusable.

And this surprises you how, again?

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You think Donald Trump is insecure? Check out his online store

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Re: Over the pond view

Well, perhaps you "over-the-ponders" might learn that "Colored" (spelled the right way) hasn't been used on this side of the pond in reference to folks of the Negroid race since the middle 60's...unless, of course, you a fucking racist moron and damn proud of it.

Please try to keep up.

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You.

Can't.

Make.

This.

Shit.

Up!

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Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Update tweaked to stop you disabling app promos

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Re: Evolution in action?

Perhaps not so much evolution, as Darwinism (like in the award...).

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@ LDS -- Re: "PROfessional" or "PROsumer"?

How could she ever get a single Enterprise license??

Uhh...perhaps the same way millions (if you believe Micros~1's bullshit) of "users" have gotten their versions without going through legitimate channels...if you know what I mean <wink> <wink>...

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@ Credas

It's this kind of intrusive bullshit that turned me from a fairly happy majority Windows 7/occasional Linux user to the reverse of that, to the point where Windows 10 is kept on hand for emergency use only.

YMMV, of course, but for me, I'd only consider using Win7 for "emergency use only". Win 10 is itself an emergency, and fixing an emergency with another emergency just doesn't seem right.

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Tesla autopilot driver 'was speeding' moments before death – prelim report

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Fat effing chance

Mansfield bars are mandatory on the rear of trucks in the US but, unlike Europe, not on the sides. Maybe that's something legislators might like to consider.

What? A US legislature of any type passing a law that would cost Corporate America™ money to potentially save lives of the Little People?

Shirley, you jest.

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Did Donald Trump really just ask Russia to hack the US govt? Yes, he did

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Re: Treason

Yes. Pure and simple. Where is the sign up for the firing squad?

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Microsoft to rip up P2P Skype, killing native Mac, Linux apps

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"Enhanced features"...Hmmm, I wonder what that could be?

The only two that I can think of would be (in no particular order):

--> Bigger, louder, more intrusive and more frequent advertising

--> Backdoors for various TLAs

(As a subset of the second one, naturally there would be more telemetry, which may or may not be considered its own "enhanced feature".)

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What keeps former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani awake at night?

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What keeps former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani awake at night?

Who the fuck cares?

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Handover of US internet control to ICANN officially blocked in Republican policy

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Re: Contradiction much

Isn't the Department of Commerce one of the three departments that epically failed former Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry wanted to eliminate -- but couldn't remember the name of?

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Ivory tower drops water bombs on dumpster fire

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Re: None of the above

Bah! You want "None of the Above"? Vote Green.

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I feel slighted

Herr Drumpf has yet to publicly slam me in a tweet. Where can I sign up?

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McCain: Come to my encryption hearing. Tim Cook: No, I'm good. McCain: I hate you, I hate you, I hate you

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To my surprise...

...Tim Cook showed much more political aplomb than any of the Repo's in Congress. Way to Go, Timmy!

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Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments

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Re: RSI ?

Are you that lazy a git that you'd even consider such a thing?

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Re: REM?

Surely the way to indicate a comment is with an asterisk in column 8?

No, no! It's a 'C' in column 6! Enny fule no dat!

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@DavCrav -- Re: Well there is a point to this

Well congratulations! You've just written a very detailed comment that is not one fucking bit better than the code it purports to elucidate. Lots of ratchet-jawing about "do this, don't do that", but not one syllable as to why we think it should be n+1 when it is really supposed to be n.

Don't dislocate your shoulder patting youself on your back.

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Philando Castile death-by-cop vid mysteriously vanishes from Facebook

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Re: America

Scares the fucking shit out of me.

Yeah, me too...and I live here!

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Wannabe Prime Minister Andrea Leadsom thinks all websites should be rated – just like movies

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@ Oliver Mayes

What about forums, where anyone is allowed to comment, will this board be reviewing individual comments before they're allowed to be displayed?

Well, Just in case this should come to pass, I'll need to get this in fast:

Fuck

Shit

Piss

Cunt

Cocksucker

Motherfucker

and

Tits!

...and Tits doesn't even belong on the list!

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Listen, you guys on the right side of the pond...

After the choices you have "nominated" for PM, I don't evah want to hear one phoneme of bitching/whining/tut-tutting/etc about our choices for President. You have explicitly disqualified yourselves from any high ground (moral or otherwise) in that respect.

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FBI won't jail future US president over private email server

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@ Pompous Git -- Re: How about...

Call me a conspiracy theorist if you like, but I do not believe for one instant that several thousand emails no longer exist.

I'll pass on the epithet, but perhaps you should ask Colin Powell about emails that no longer exist. I understand he is quite the expert in that domain.

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The keyword there is "reasonable"

At a press conference Tuesday morning, FBI director James Comey gave a lengthy description of the investigation his staff had carried out, focused on whether Clinton has mishandled classified information, and concluded that "no reasonable prosecutor" would bring a case based on the evidence.

And then you have Republicans....

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'I urge everyone to fight back' – woman wins $10k from Microsoft over Windows 10 misery

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Re: Smart Lady

OK, but what about 10,000 times that? Or 100,000 times that? Now, to paraphrase Everett Dirksen, you're talking about some real money!

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Visiting America? US border agents want your Twitter, Facebook URLs

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Re: Security Theatre

Someone without two neurons to rub together put it in the suggestion box.

There. FTFY.

(But you certainly got the headline right!)

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Judge rules FBI can hack any time, any, place, anywhere

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@Ivan 4

I assume the next thing we will hear is that the FBI has been hacked and all their information is available on some server in China or Russia.

Or on Tor....

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Re: Planting of Evidence?

If these Merkins (sic) can go round "hacking" anyone they please without a warrant, then what's to stop them from remotely planting evidence on whomsoever they choose, before having them burned as paedos/terrorists/witches?

A: Nothing. Happens all the time. Say, you're not from around here, are you?

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Re: Merkans throwing their weight around again

Might make a good test of how you on the right side of the pond respond to Brexit.

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Non-US encryption is 'theoretical,' claims CIA chief in backdoor debate

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@RIBrsiq -- Re: What's all this then?

Well, then, how do you explain Louie Gohmert?, Todd Akin? Tom Tancredo? Joni Ernst? Steve King? (Among others, of course...)

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Amen, Brother!

"Requiring companies to build backdoors in their products to weaken strong encryption will put the personal safety of Americans at risk at a dangerous time and – I want to make this clear – I will fight such a policy with everything I have."

Although that was said by Senator Wyden, I'll sign on to that, too.

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Lester Haines: RIP

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This was NOT the way I wanted to end the week!

To you, Lester. Your wit, whimsy, and storytelling skills will be missed.

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Microsoft buys LinkedIn for the price of 36 Instagrams

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And the next thing that will happen ...

...is the self-decimation of the LinkedIn user base. All that will be left are a few fanbois with titles like the one listed in an earlier post (e.g. Windows Solutions Solutions Consultant, or Facilitator of Lost Causes or some such).

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You. Comcast, TWC, Charter, DirecTV, Dish. Get in here and explain yourselves – Congress

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Act 1, Scene 4

Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) said that they have requested that executives from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter, DirecTV and Dish come to Washington, DC, and explain the consistently poor reviews their organizations receive every year from customers.

Ahh, yes...I can see it now:

Congresscritter: Awright now, Mr. Head Cable Weenie, explain yerself:

Head Cable Weenie: Well, Guv'ner, we wuz just mindin' our own bizzness, 'ere, just tryin' to increase share'older value we wuz...an' doin' a-right good job of it, too, if we do say so ourselves. But then these damn customers started gettin' in our wayz, you see...an' well, we couldn't 'ave that, now could, we, Guv? So we tol' them all to bugger off. And they got all 'uffy 'n started comploi-nin!. That's all it is, Guv'ner.

Congresscritter: Comploi-nin' about raisin' share'older value, eh? Is that all it is? Well, then...carry on. Nothin' more to see 'here. Time for a brandy!

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Crafty plan to give FBI warrantless access to browser histories axed

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@ John Brown (no body) -- Re: Double barb

John, you're clearly not from 'round here.

"First Reading" is a quaint Parliamentary rule. In case you hadn't noticed, (or even if you had), we don't have a Parliament, nor do we do First Readings in these here parts....

One of the reasons is that not many of the Congrescritters can read...

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Re: What retards

A. Tejanos

Next question?

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Gotta love those Senators from Vermont.

Which are in stark contrast to those from Texasistan

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

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Gee, what a surprise!

The company that wants to own the world supports the legal instrument that would allow them to fulfil their dreams.

In other news, Sun comes up in East. Film at 11.

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Surveillance forestalls more 'draconian' police powers – William Hague

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Unless government and their security agencies retain the ability to spot malicious activities through electronic intelligence, restrictions on civil liberties would have to be more “severe and draconian”, he argued.

You know, if it weren't for the fact that this lummox is a furrin' National,, you'd have to think he was auditioning for Herr Drumpf's veep position.

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Oooooklahoma! Where the cops can stop and empty your bank cards – on just a hunch

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The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984

Now, there's a surprise....

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Why does an Android keyboard need to see your camera and log files – and why does it phone home to China?

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@ DougS -- Re: No worries, its not like Android has a huge share of the phone market....

Boy talk about red herrings!

What do you mean you never see any warnings in the mass media? I see stories about Android malware in places like Cnet all the time.

Uhh, Dougie...for the record Cnet != Mass Media. Call me back when NBC does an in-depth story in the Nightly News, or this becomes a story on 60 Minutes.

Should Comcast be held liable if hackers use their pipes to cause trouble? Should AT&T be liable if terrorists use their phone network to call each other and plan attacks? Should HP be liable if the KKK uses their printers to print racist materials?

The mind just boggles at the density of that remark.

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Kraftwerk versus a cheesy copycat: How did the copycat win?

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Re: @msknight

Actually, he's only in the firing line by someone who apparently doesn't know what he (or she?) is talking about.

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@msknight

You clearly have no f-ing idea what a "sound effects record" is, what's its intended use, or who may use it. Back In my (commercial) radio daze [sic], we had numerous of these, which we were legally allowed to use in commercials, promos...pretty much anything we wanted. The sound effects record labels explicitly permitted such reuse (and note, this re-use was for commercial gain). So Kraftwerk was legally allowed to use material from a "sound effects record" for whatever they wanted to, assuming they actually bought the record.

But don't let that get in the way of a good bashing.

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'Windows 10 nagware: You can't click X. Make a date OR ELSE'

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Hmmmm...

My tried-n-true XP installation is looking better all the time...

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