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* Posts by Old Marcus

39 posts • joined 16 Dec 2009

Microsoft's IE9: Don't believe the hype

Old Marcus

Integration not all bad

Just because it has deep integration, does not mean it is irremovable. If you don't want it, removing it from Windows updates is easy.

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Pirate Bay beset by tainted ads

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Yeah...

Because TPB is the only place in the whole internet where drive by download attacks happen...

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Bill would let feds block pirate websites worldwide

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Not world police

They will block access to sites all over the world... from the US. People in the rest of the world will know no difference.

Though I think this will be hard to enforce, since most of the serious pirating sites aren't registered to a US based domain, nor are they physically in the US, since they know that basing their servers in western countries is suicide.

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Microsoft delivers Google Chrome IE9 beta

Old Marcus

Yeah, sense of humour is relatively intact...

I could tell it was a joke, but a very old and tired one. I really need to stop reading the garbage of the fanatics on ubuntuforums, it's making me bitter and vitriolic.

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Old Marcus
Troll

Here we go again...

Get off your open source high horse and go snuggle up with Dillo.

I mean, do you actually want IE9 on Linux?

Reacting to Linux snobs is my favourite pasttime. Go me.

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Canadian flyboy prangs CF-18 Hornet

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Yes, it crashed...

I don't need to see it three times to understand.

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Firefox 4 second beta hits minor delay

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Terminator

Wake me up...

When Armageddon is here. I might have a chance to try out the final release then.

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Pictures of Ubuntu: Linux's best photo shots at Windows and Mac

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Um...

The pictures should come out the same regardless of the software they go through.

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Old Marcus

Yeah, but...

Digikam requires KDE and the kitchen sink to be installed in a GNOME environment. I don't want all the extra software that I don't need. If it only required Qt, then I'd go for it.

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OpenOffice gets Ubuntu-media friendly

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Re: Printing

What printing problems are you having? I never had any, except having to manually tell it to print in reverse so my essay comes out in the right order...

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'Huge airships to carry freight starting 10 years from now'

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And all I can think about...

Is the game Crimson Skies. Nathan Zachary!

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Firefox 3.6.4 debuts with Flash flak jacket

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Terminator

Of course...

We all know that 'due this fall' means no sooner than judgement day.

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NASA: Civilization will end in 2013 (possibly)

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Stop

Hard to believe, I know...

But there is a difference between a bank's data servers and your dyson.

Programs that were dependant on dates had to be fixed because they used the shorthand date system (01/01/99 instead of 01/01/1999) so it would screw up date dependant programs by resetting to 00, or 1900.

A far cry from toasters trying to strangle us, and your washing machine would be completely unaffected, as it has no date function within it.

You can't take a simplistic view either way.

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Make Isle of Man drugs paradise, says Jagger

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@ AC 08:41 Yeah, we're successful...

Live with it.

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Green Berets to get Judge Dredd computer smart-rifle

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RE: Point blank

The problem is, not every soldier is a sniper. The reason Napoleonic armies used mass volley fire, and more modern armies use short range assault rifles is because the average soldier is assumed to be incapable of hitting a barn door, so in both cases, plenty of bullets fly in the vague direction of the enemy, hopefully hitting him.

Sure, they are trained, but not all to sniper level. Besides, most snipers operate from a hidden position, not from a crater while trying not to be killed by machine gun fire.

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Germany warns surfers against Firefox

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Except

You can do sod all with it.

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'Racist' job ad sparks investigation

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Troll

You sir...

Are a racist trollop.

Now sue me.

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 embraces - yes - HTML5

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Happy

WTF...

You do realise it's been supported since IE 7, don't you?

If it it's a joke, it's pretty lame.

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Old Marcus

RE: Preview

The preview is merely meant to be a shell for testing some of the new features, rather than for end user friendliness. Although I do think they ought to at least have a half way decent GUI with it...

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Old Marcus
Troll

AC...

DId you go to school as a child, or did you just chew bricks?

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Trojan armed with hardware-based anti-piracy control

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Linux

Well...

Mac OS X isn't so safe these days, but with most Linux distros being free and open anyway, pirating them is somewhat pointless. Savvy?

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YouTube's IE6 support dies on March 13

Old Marcus

Bout time

And yes, Google Chrome is always going to be on the left, since any fule no that youtube is run by...

The UK Government.

Ha, you have all been fooled by the massive conspiracy. Now go forth and blog!

(Silly, but had to be done.)

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Free Software Foundation urges Google to open On2 codec

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FAIL

Actually,,,

Firefox has supported HTML5, specifically video, since 3.5. Get your facts right.

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Open source - the once and future dream

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Jobs Horns

Apple ads

It seems the Apple marketing team are out in force tonight...

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Sci-fi and fantasy authors wade into Amazon spat

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Troll

They've got one thing over you though...

At least they can write.

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Anti-Internet Explorer 6 protests grow with online petition

Old Marcus

IE...

Isn't a bad browser, it's just that everything else is better.

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Danes ditch Microsoft, take ODF road - at last

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WTF?

WTF...

Has non-adoption of the euro got to do with open standards?

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Ubuntu Firefox shuns Google for Yahoo! search

Old Marcus
Grenade

Paranoia Extreme

To sound credible you need your tin fil hat on.

Or just remember that the world isn't out to get you, you're not worth it.

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Firefox 3.6 goes live and final

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Flame

Christ on a f*cking bike

One size does not fit all. I find the default setup fine, but I prefer it tweaked my way.

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Troll

I LOLed

Lots of linux users complain about it being slower on Linux than windows, so I think FACT is the wrong word. Perhaps GREAT BIG STINKING IGNORANT OPINION would be more appropriate?

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WTF?

WTF?

It fails because an obscure feature that vmware users may or may not use doesn't work? I take it humanity fails because we don't all have a built in attitude for mass murder, a feature that few people use.

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Exploit code for potent IE zero-day bug goes wild

Old Marcus

Re: Chrome?

I believe the accounts of human rights activists were hacked, and no human rights activist is tech savvy.

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Old Marcus
Unhappy

Re: IE?

Unfortunately, yes... and it can't be ignored, much to my dismay.

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Mozilla teases surfers with near-final version of Firefox 3.6

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FAIL

Sigh...

When will people learn that no matter how secure you attempt to make a browser or OS, it will always be compromised, providing it has the audience? There is no 'magic shield' that will protect you from the world's evils, else we could step in front of a train and still be alive. A lot of it comes down to the user being (or not) a blind sheep, clicking on anything that comes their way. no browser can stop them doing that without disconnecting them whenever it starts.

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Old Marcus
Big Brother

Paranoia much?

I have a site that people visit, doesn't mean I spy on everyone who comes through. In case you hadn't noticed, the normal firefox themes still work, so use them if you find the tin foil hat a bit tasteless.

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Microsoft loses appeal on Word injunction

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FAIL

Not Europe

It's spelt T-E-X-A-S.

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Firefox 3.5 wins top dog browser crown - sort of

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Stop

Opinion

Is that a personal opinion I see there sir? If you could come with me please...

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Firefox update plugs three critical flaws

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Joke

Evil

You are the embodiment of evil and must be exorcised at once.

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Old Marcus
Linux

Hype and Antihype

These comments make me laugh, Whenever a flaw is found in Firefox/Linux people jump all over it like flies on shit going 'Firefox/Linux is insecure crap! In your face fanbois!'

Yes, in your face fanbois, but these are found and fixed before they are exploited, whereas it takes a few botnets to appear before Microsoft will get off their arses to do anything about a flaw in their browser. (I exaggerate, for literary effect.)

When a flaw is found in these programs, because they have the marketing of being safe, when it's found they aren't perfect, people go mad. When will people realise that nothing is perfect? I mean, when did you last believe what the latest Microsoft Ad tells you?

Firefox is still > IE.

Case closed. (although likely to reopen if I can be arsed to argue the point.)

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