* Posts by countd

58 posts • joined 12 Apr 2010

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Glassholes beware: This guy's got your number

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Re: My network...

@AC So if you are, say, blocking port 25 outgoing to all hosts but your mail provider, you are condoning people downloading child porn? #logicfail

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Twitter rejigs layout, opens wide to swallow SLURRY OF ADS

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Re: I always said I didn't "get" Twitter

+1 for mentioning MySpace - appears to be exactly what they are trying to emulate.

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Italy has a clumsy new pirate-choker law. But can anyone do better?

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WTF?

Re: It's about time

Calm down, AC, you sound like David Blunkett

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Improbable: YOU gave model Lily Cole £200k for her Impossible.com whimsy-site

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Re: I Wish

A "hard working" taxpayer - the only sort that counts these days.

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BLUE BIRD DOWN: Turkey wipes out Twitter 'scourge'

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Re: So if Twitter is banned

Not much. This, however, might be useful to a _very_ limited audience:

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjPUGloIYAANz2t.jpg

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App.net 'not just a way for nerds to talk to each other', boss tells nerds

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FAIL

Actually app.net _is_ a twitter also-ran. I give it a couple of years before the loot runs out and ignominious shuttering.

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Yahooligans! cower! as! COO! was! reportedly! SACKED! by! Mayer!

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Re: Flog that dead horse!

Truth is I only read Yahoo story comments to confirm my belief that at least one dullard will come out of the woodwork and whine about the exclamation marks.

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Anglo-Australian cricket brawl spills over into coding clash

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This looks like a pretty accurate depiction to me. At least, going on this footage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5pQLIlJfnw

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Supermodel Lily Cole in Impossible partnership with Jimbo Wales, YOU

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Devil

Re: Impossible?

At least Mensh paid for menshn.com herself rather than dipping her hands into our pockets. What a colossal waste of time and money.

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Undercover BBC man exposes Amazon worker drone's daily 11-mile trek

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Re: Could be a lot worse

*applause*

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Re: Could be a lot worse

Point taken, but all I am saying is that polenta _can_ be ok if prepared properly (basically overloaded with things that actually do taste good, like parmesan and garlic, and preferably fried). OTOH quinoa has the distinction of being entirely beyond redemption. Once you make the decision to base you meal around it, nothing in the known universe can rescue your meal from ending up a bland, uninspiring pile of sh*t.

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Trollface

Re: Could be a lot worse

What's wrong with polenta? If you want to have a go at weird, tasteless food beloved of the chattering classes surely quinoa is the more obvious target?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYykRsBCQAAw9Tu.jpg

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Pirate Bay co-founder Svartholm Warg to be shipped to Denmark

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Re: Folicular Obsession

Well, quite. Not to mention someone got smacked down in the comments the other day for calling Rory Cellan-Jones a "tooth sucking Welsh slaphead" - some consistency on this burning non-issue please, el Reg.

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Whovians, your Doctor needs you: Take back the Day from One Direction

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Meh

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i423/asdfseph/gafom.gif

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Snowden's email provider gave crypto keys to FBI – on paper printouts

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legal defense fund

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7BCR4A5W9PNN4

This is important stuff. Also, a four page encryption key in an illegible font? Legendary.

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Fandroids at pranksters' mercy: Android remote password reset now live

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Happy

Just in time

A day of pointless meetings tomorrow but what if I could get my laptop to get my phone to ring a few times and make my excuses? :D

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Typical! Google's wonder-dongle is a solution looking for a problem

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Headmaster

Re: Selective pricing quotes?

Actually the easiest way to watch the Ashes is get a cheap ($10) VPN, tunnel into mainland Europe and get the legit streams that ecbcricket is making available to users on the continent via YouTube.

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Top Mozillans dream of quarterly Firefox OS updates ... and users, too

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Trollface

Re: Also In the words of Mel Gibson...

"What do you think you're looking at, sugar tits?"

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Oi, journos. Try NOT to get hacked again. Lots of love, Twitter

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Re: What the...

Or you could just a VM but it seems like total overkill, Twitter should provide better security, end of.

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iPhone too heavy? Volkswagen brings out motorised ride-on dock

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Duh

How daft will you feel when you can no longer connect your new phone to your four year old "iBeetle" (Jesus wept) due to another change in connector by these grasping shits? This is a car for morons, by morons.

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Brit cops blow £14m on software - then just flush it down the bogs

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Re: countd

Fair enough :)

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Facepalm

"Police spin doctors refused to give El Reg a copy of this report, which appeared to be the catalyst for the scrapping of the system" - you _have_ heard of FOI requests, right?

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Got a BlackBerry? It may be telling your friends when you watch pr0n

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Joke

A lot less shameful

Than having my friends know I use a Blackberry...

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Google Play privacy SNAFU sends app buyers' details to devs

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Re: Privacy, schmivacy

And Doozerboy is your real name, presumably?

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Oh, those crazy Frenchies: Facebook faces family photo tax in France

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Headmaster

Re: Tax Laws

"Confused, Tonbridge Wells" . Is that Royal Tunbridge Wells, or Tonbridge?

Confused, London

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The Lord of the Rings saga lies hidden deep in your Mac

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Re: Not for me

Available in Umbongo 12.04 too

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London Underground platform Wi-Fi set to cost £2 daily for many

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WTF?

err, what?

£40 a month to have network access at your stop and then just enough to time to reconnect as you pull out of every subsequent station on the way to work? It has it's uses, but at that price they are just dreaming.

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Apple said to have let the name of the next OS X cat out of the bag

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Happy

And so it came to pass. http://xkcd.com/1056/

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GiffGaff: We've got no iPhones, but here's how to cut down your SIM

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Well, I only tether my Nexus 7 on the way to work to browse the internet and check email, something I'd otherwise be doing on my phone. Don't really feel I should be paying another tenner a month for that TBH. Not quite the same are hooking up a PC to it and using it as my primary connection.

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Stop

Before you rush out and get your unlimited, 10 quid all you can eat deal, be made aware that GG are currently having an open consultation the net result of which is that the tenner deal will be restricted to 750MB data monthly. Should still be unlimited for 13 quid though. Rather more worryingly so far as I am concerned, they are promising to improve their tether detection which means that my poor Nexus 7 could be left out in the cold on those long bus rides into work. VPN might be the only way to go.

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Win a monster laptop

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Trollface

Re: The one thing I don't get about this powerhouse

Well, it won't be running Windows Anything once I get my hands on it ;)

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Part of Sammy's ad campaign apparently

http://www.ideo.com/work/samsung-memory-brand-awareness/

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HTC disses Dr Dre by diluting Beats deal

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WTF?

"House of Marley Redemption Song" earphones. Srsly?

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Google G-drive app leak sparks 5GB file vault riddle

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Happy

Re: Don't Box.com offer 5G, uprated to 50G?

Yes, box.{com,net} is somewhat crippled without the client, for which you need a paid account. However, you can use davfs2 to mount a folder and sync it that way, which works brilliantly and gives me a good use of that 50GB account I got for signing up on Android.

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Android a photo-slurper too: report

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Re: option c)

Cyanogenmod allows you to dig into an app's permissions and deny / allow as you see fit before you run the app for the first time. This does have the occasional side effect of an apps crashing, but in a recent case I had of a note taking app wanting contact and network permissions and falling over when denied such, it was warning enough for me to nuke the damned thing and look elsewhere.

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Facebook denies poaching your text messages on Android

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Headmaster

Re: Re: Cyanogen

IIRC, one of the Android engineers specifically stated that this won't happen. It would potentially cause a wave of support requests and of crashing apps being voted down if they made this feature available in stock Android and it was utilised by the less than clueful.

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Google adds Chrome finish to Android

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Meh

Agreed - I've gone back to "Browser" on my ICS tablet as it has "Request Desktop Site" and will likely stay there until Chrome catches up.

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Android Tablet

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Where've you been?

Very prescient comment, if most of what you predict hadn't already come to pass. Asus have spectacularly compromised the Prime by announcing its predecessor just it launches. It's called the Transformer Prime HD and comes with a redesigned rear panel, which presumably fixes GPS and reported Wifi issues.

On that note, El Reg, why no review of the wifi - the other major problem reported with the Prime? Reports yesterday suggest that the UK models don't have this particular problem, but confirmation of this would have been nice.

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Chrome beta promises super-fast URL loads

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Devil

Ok, scratch that. According to the actual blog post this occurs "If the URL auto-completes to a site you’re very likely to visit", so it's all down to your perceived deviousness by the mighty Google. :-\

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Meh

Agreed, but...

Presumably this will only apply to previously visited urls, thus making such an occurrence entirely down to one's own smutty habits?

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Comet 'sold 94,000 pirate Windows CDs', claims Microsoft

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Great...

So now your brother-in-law has an OS with the malware baked in. :-\

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Attention, mallrats: Google maps floor plans for Android users

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Sorry, but...

... you sound like a bit of a dick.

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Apple's founding contract to fetch up to $150,000

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Angel

if you hurry...

You might yet be able to snap up a copy of the first ever English bible printed on American soil:

http://goo.gl/EIxtm

Only £100-150K too!

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Viz Profanisaurus

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But there *is* a version for iDevices. Not sure how it got through or if it's here to stay though.

http://gu.com/p/3xy8b

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FAIL

^^ Hand wringer, terrible troll, or just plain unfunny?

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Happy

£1.50 well spent. Favourite listing so far, "Attenborough's passport, fanny like". :D

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Survey scams exploit Winehouse's death, Oslo massacre

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News angle?

I love you, El Reg, I really do, but this bullshit where you take a major news event that is inevitably picked up by s{c,p}ammers and parlay that in itself as being actual news is rather tiresome.

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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G2 USB 3.0 Flash drive

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Black Helicopters

Nick Hawkesmoor, eh?

Is this some sort of conspiracy theory inducing nom de plume or a real name? Hmmmm...

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No Gingerbread snack for Desire owners, says HTC

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Devil

obsolence [sic]

Gotta say that the comment about obsolescence sounds about right. Hell there's even people running Gingerbread on the original Wildfire (albeit sans Sense). Somewhat disappointing after their recent announcement that they would cease to lock their bootloaders.

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