* Posts by Someone Else

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Bloke clicks GitHub 'commit' button in Visual Studio, gets slapped with $6,500 AWS bill

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@AC -- Re: Free account monitoring service for the next year...

They even made us go bare metal with C# and Java for one class

Thanks AC...I needed a good guffaw for the middle of the week.

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Re: How about...

In the past Amazon has waived the charges, I'd expect them to do the same here (especially since the charge is so trivial).

Must be nice up in that ivory tower you 1%'ers live in, but down here on earth, $6500 is real money and is hardly considered a "trivial" charge.

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Like to fell off my chair laughing...

GitHub team member Phil Haack added, [...]

Seems appropriate, somehow....

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Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches

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Re: So, settings-win.data.microsoft.com is hard-coded, eh ?

Nuke it from (low) orbit....

It's the only way to be sure.

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Ex top judge admits he's incapable of reading email, doesn't own a PC

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Say What?!?

The Liberal Party is best understood as an analog to the UK Conservative Party or the moderate wing of the US Republican party.

My dear Simon, I get that you're from not around here, but still, please understand that there is no "moderate wing of the US Republican party", at least not since 1980.

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Malware menaces poison ads as Google, Yahoo! look away

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@ Pascal Monett -- Re: Looking at the problem backwards

O, Pascal...

Of course it's not difficult. but it would cost money. And you have to know that Google, YAY-hoo, et al, are strictly in the business of collecting money, not paying it out....

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Tell me again...

...why we're not all using AdBlock, NoScript, BetterPrivacy, etc. (No, that Insecure Exposer doesn't support them is not a good answer/excuse.)

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AT&T accused of Wi-Fi interception, ad injection

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@ Carlie J. Coats, Jr. -- Re: Legality?

Corporations are people, my friends, so we should soon see AT&T in the dock.

Oh,...wait a minute...

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Court rules FTC can prosecute companies over lax online security

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Apply back of hand to face here

"And it invites the tart retort that, were Wyndham a supermarket, leaving so many banana peels all over the place that 619,000 customers fall hardly suggests it should be immune from liability."

Nicely said, Third Circuit Court of Appeals...couldn't have said it better myself. And it seems to show a growing jurisprudential distaste for lawyer bullshit.

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Canadians taking to spying on their spies

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@ Trevor_Pott -- Re: Alternatives

Sadly, the Libertarian Party also seem to be strongly socially conservative.

Whazzat, Trevor? Canadian Libertarians being at least as hypocritical as their American namesakes?!? Whoodathunkit?

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@DubyaG (again) Re: I hope that we're watching this in the States

I have been in many parts of the country where people did not know where New Hampshire (my home) was.

Now, don't get me started about my former home, New Mexico, where even some US senators thought it was a foreign country.

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@DubyaG -- Re: I hope that we're watching this in the States

The person that did not know Canada was only 12 miles away was a transplant from Texas. I am surprised he found his way to Washington State as Texans are generally ignorant of anything outside of Texas.

There...FTFY

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Software update borked radar, delayed hundreds of flights, says US FAA

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What? Test if first BEFORE we deploy?!? Shirley, you jest.

This testing shit costs money which comes right out of our bonuses! We're not doing that!! Say....let's do like Microsoft does, and let our customers test this stuff for us! What? We don't have any "customers"? Of course we do...they called "passengers", but why mince words. There... perfect!!. Time for a Scotch....

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Another root hole in OS X. We know it, you know it, the bad people know it – and no patch exists

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@Dan 55

Dan, you are, of course, correct. The main thing is how in the fscking world would any part of the 0 page be mapped? Any reasonable OS that manages memory mapping (including OSes found on low-level embedded devices, like VxWorks, eCos, etc.) maps the address space around address 0 to cause a seg fault (or whatever Windows calls it; Lord knows it couldn't call it the same thing the rest of the world calls it...). I guess that may exclude OSX from the set of "reasonable OSes"?

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Microsoft replaces Windows 10 patch update, isn't saying why

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@ Adrian 4

Perhaps if they just had a consistent numbering scheme .. ?

Perhaps if they could count....

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@ J J Carter

Language!

What could possibly be wrong with "Au revoir" (except, perhaps, that it is Belgian)?

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Two weeks of Windows 10: Just how is Microsoft doing?

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Re: Misread that

"How is Microsoft dying?"

Possibilities for rejoinder are almost limitless...but my response would be something along the lines of "not quickly enough".

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HTC caught storing fingerprints AS WORLD-READABLE CLEARTEXT

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In other news...

...Microsoft is hyping biometric security in Windows won? Ohhh... in their current most laughable series of promotional material. The mind boggles at the concept of <sarcasm> that bastion of software security Microsoft </sarcasm> trying to manage biometric data.

Tags added for clarity

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Secret US-Pacific trade pact leak exposes power of the copyright lobby

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@ Henry Wertz 1Re: I'm not subject to secret laws

Man, you are not from around here ("here" being the West side of the pond), are you? 'Cuz if you were, you'd inherently know that, just because it's going to make the fat-asses (fat-arses, for you Continentals) fatter, they absolutely need to make it secret; if it were to be exposed to the harsh white light of day, it'd shrivel up under the withering criticism of the real people faster than your favorite vampire.

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Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

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Re: I like it

Personally I think its OK

Damning with faint praise.

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@Khaptain -- Re: if only it would find my applications when I type , gggrrrrrrr

I hate the French for giving everything a gender, why is their no neutral like in German

The French are lazy, and can't be arsed with keeping track of a 3rd gender.

/me ducks and runs for cover

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@Ian 7 -- Re: Windows 8 isn't a good comparison

Therefore I would assume that a LOT more people have jumped to Win10 in the same period than jumped to Win8 [...]

You know what happens when you assume, don't you?

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

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@Joe User -- Re: No Control of Updating

In Windows 10 Home, the only setting is "Open wideBend over, here come your updates."

There, FTFY

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Edge out rivals? No! Firefox boss BLASTS Microsoft's Windows 10 browser brouhaha

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What was old is new again.

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Bloke cuffed for blowing low-flying camera drone to bits with shotgun

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@d3vy -- Re: Yeah...

* It wasn't on his property it was over it (Interesting does my property extend into space vertically? How much of the ground under my house do I own?)

Good question. IIRC from my real estate class (for the state of Illinois, USA) that a property owner owns the plot of land, and the earth underneath the plot of land down to the core of the earth, and the airspace above the plot of land . The land owner may lease the rights (e.g. mineral rights, clearances, etc.) to 3rd parties. A drone that is hovering in the landowner's airspace can well be said to be trespassing.

Now, my class was about a decade ago, and things may have changed in IL. Laws may be different in other states, so YMMV. That said, good on Mr. Meredith for drawing a line in the sand (figuratively...I guess he drew it in the air) over which flight kiddies (and certain intrusive American Corporations) will cross at their own peril.

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MORE Windows 10 bugs! Too many Start menu apps BREAK it

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@ Anthony Hegedus -- Re: idiotic attitudes all round

That's not to say that it's a good idea for everyone to install it immediately, but what's the point in having it available if it's not a good idea to use it?

An earlier poster asked you (in response to your first post in this thread): "What planet are you from?" I'm still waiting for an answer, because your planet clearly doesn't have such things as "executive bonuses" and the "Myth of Shareholder Value", which are the basis for all Big Decisions™ made on this planet...including releasing a Major Corporation's flagship product before it is ready (or "Fit for Purpose", as you put it).

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@OliverJ -- Re: 512 apps ought to be enough for anybody...!

512 apps ought to be enough for anybody...!

What manner of moron are you? Probably the same manner of moron that smugly stated that 640K would be all the memory anybody would ever need.

Hint: Were that to be true, you would not be reading this post, nor would I be reading yours!

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@JP19 -- Re: I have 600

What kind of idiot coded a 512 limit, and coded an ugly fail when the limit is exceeded?

The kind that work for Microsoft.

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@ djstardust -- Re: Ermmmmm

Another good idea is to defer upgrading to Windows 10 until this kind of annoyance is fixed

There, FTFY

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Oh, Obama's responded to the petition to pardon Snowden. What'll it be?

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@ AC -- Re: Oh well

However, pardoning Snowden (and could he even do so, if Snowden has not yet been tried and convicted? IANAL)

Short answer: Yes, he can. Probably the only thing Gerald Ford did wrong as President was to pardon Nixon before he was even indicted for his high crimes and misdemeanors. But what he did was perfectly legal under the law.

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@AustinTX -- Re: Balance

Post of the week!

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Windows 10 in head-on crash with Nvidia drivers as world watches launch

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"Windows 10 in ... train wreck just 48 hours from big launch"

There, fixed the headline for ya, John.

Yer welcome.

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Ballmer's billion-dollar blunders: When he gambled Microsoft's money and lost

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Re: To paraphrase the person who **really** coined the phrase...

A million here, a million there, and soon enough you'll be talking real money...

...was originally coined by Sen. Everett Dirksen, a Republican from Illinois (back in the 50's and 60's...long before the Republicans had lost their collective minds). This was back when a million dollars was real money.

Remember, Ronald McDonald never had an original thought; the only thing he was any good at was reading scripts.

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Kin One and Kin Two

There's a Dr. Seuss story in there somewhere....

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Sod the law! We'll crack on with our metadata witchhunts, growl cops

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In other news...

Big light in sky slated to appear in East.1

This is the police we're talking about here...what did you expect?

(Whazzat? You expected the police to follow the same laws they expect us to follow? Shirley, you jest! What planet are you from, anyway?)

1 Ob Firesign Theater reference...

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Android's sun sets on Eclipse

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Warning: Marketspeak Alert!!

Android product manager Jamal Eason has blogged that in recent years “our team has focused on improving the development experience for building Android apps with Android Studio”, and it's now time to move on. [Emphasis added]

When you see phrases like the italicized one above, you should be afraid, very afraid.

No man's life, liberty or property (or, apparently, text editor) is safe when Marketing is in session. (Apologies to both Gideon Tucker and Mark Twain.)

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Abort, abort! Metal-on-metal VIOLENCE as Google's robo-car nearly CRASHES

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Re: Deadly incident?

2 milligrams Anthrax spores?

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Art imitates life

I see that the engineers at Google have advanced the state of the art to the point where they can emulate the most moronic traits of human drivers in their machines. Brilliant!

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As the US realises it's been PWNED, when will OPM heads roll?

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"Across the government, IT projects too frequently go over budget, fall behind schedule, and do not deliver value to taxpayers," declared Boozman. Unwilling to broach the issue without criticising the Democratic Party, Boozman suggested that the Obama administration "views the federal government as capable of tackling almost every problem the nation faces".

In prioritising the growth of the size and scope of the federal government, the administration fails to follow through on its existing projects, claimed Republican Boozman.

OK, Mr. Boozman <small>(snicker!)</small>. When the bill authorizing that $21million comes up for a vote in your august body, are you going to vote for it? No? Didn't think so. then go down to your Republicon cafeteria and order yourself up a nice, steaming bowl of STFU.

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Microsoft: Here's what you'll cough up for Windows 10 next year

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@dogged -- Re: Free Legal Torrent for all

Everything can now (in Win10) run windowed so snapping is no longer an issue.

Microsoft gets dragged, kicking and screaming, from the late 1980's into the glorious 1990's.

Meh.

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@ localzuk -- Re: @Stephen Leslie - Are you implying that

Convince me.

That would be a complete reversal of history, that strains even Microsoft's credulity.

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Here's what I'll cough up for Windows 10 next year:

$0.00 (which translates to £0.00, or €0.00 at today's exchange rates).

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'Snowden risked lives' fearfest story prompts sceptical sneers

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Re: Snowden is an arse clown

The only ass/arse clown here is you, for believing, much less regurgitating, the predigested pablum of the brain-dead.

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CYA Misdirection

Meejia: Massive (U.S.) Gov't security breach! Massive incompetence of U.S. Gov't exposed!!

U.S. Govt: Yeah, but lookee over here! Snowden!!

Expected World+Dog response: Gasp! Oooooh!!

Actual World+Dog response: Meh! Shut the Fuck Up about Snowden, and quit spying on me, dammit!!

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Ed Snowden should be pardoned, thunders Amnesty Int'l

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@fruitoftheloon -- Re: @ma2010: Sometimes it helps to be old

...including the two (at the time of this writing) chumps that downvoted you...

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Facebook to slather Instagram in ad goo as photo-sharing app OPENS WIDE

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Ob Facebook advice

Don't Just don't!

That is all.

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Dodgy colon bug is a total pain in the butt for Skype users today

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Re: So the app receives a colon...

The problem here is clear...it's not Microsoft's colon!

Icon, because...well...just because....

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Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

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@AC

GIGO...Heard of it?

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Forget black helicopters, FBI flying surveillance Cessnas over US cities. Warrant? What's that?

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Spooks?

Most used the name Robert Lindley in the documentation, and the individual appears to have three different signature styles on documents.

Of course there isn't anyone on the payroll with that name, but he...I mean they... are on the payroll.

Perhaps they just spelled "Ludlum" incorrectly?

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Queen's Speech: Snoopers' Charter RETURNS amid 'modernisation' push

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@AC -- Re: Time to leave

[...] certainly looking like time to leave the UK and move to an actual democracy.

Please share with the class the name of such a place when (if) you find it....

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