* Posts by Jonjonz

103 posts • joined 20 Apr 2010

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Exclusive: Team Trump's net neutrality guru talks to El Reg

Jonjonz

The competition fallacy

Yea great theory, if you are willing to accept the fallacy that most consumers have any choice when it comes to internet service. Anytime you have monopolies, without consumer oversight/regulation, your screwed. May be if we had competition in the internet service sector things could be different.

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The big day is here and it's time to decide: Patch Flash, Windows, Office or Android first?

Jonjonz

My HP laptops Services started hanging on boot.

To day my computer would not complete start up. I was able to start it in safe mode, and following Win 10 support instructions I disabled all non microsoft start up services, and then the pc booted fine.

Next by process of restarting with individual non microsoft services enabled, it was clear the HP services were what was hanging. HP support site seems to unaware of this issue.

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Latest F-35 bang seat* mods will stop them breaking pilots' necks, beams US

Jonjonz

Airbag Collar

All that is needed is an airbag collar similar to the neck protection devices used by F1 drivers instead of fiddling with weight sensors,real time accelerometers and rocket controls.

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Google-funded group mad that US Copyright Office hasn't abolished copyright yet

Jonjonz

Why doen't the US attorney general prosecute Google?

You can quickly find current blockbuster films, new and old popular music streaming for free from Google along with big corporate paid adverts stitched into the content, and no one, from the copyright holders to the those charged with upholding copyright does a thing. For all intents and purposes Google has executed a fait acomplil with copyrighted digital media.

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Linus Torvalds won't apply 'sh*t-for-brains stupid patch'

Jonjonz

The mostly non-existent drivers of Linux

The mostly non-existent drivers of Linux are why you can't buy PCs at your local store with Linux.

Linux will only play nicely with about 1/10 of existing devices.

Converting any PC in the last 15 years to Linux is always a crap shoot, sure the OS loads, but then the mouse, or the screen, or the sound, or the printer, or the network card don't work.

Don't even try searching Linux forums for solutions or help as you will be met with snarky developers who will heap abuse on you for not being smart enough to write your own driver.

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Watch SpaceX's rocket dramatically detonate, destroying a $200m Facebook satellite

Jonjonz

Could not happen to better guy

Karma catches up to Zuk.

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Making us pay tax will DESTROY EUROPE, roars Apple's Tim Cook

Jonjonz

Re: Corporation tax is the problem

The core problem is that assets are not taxed. Home owners and property holders are taxed. But industry assets are totally tax free, and where multinationals store all profit that they want to avoid taxes. Tax stocks, bonds, real assets, not just salaries and "income."

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Jonjonz

What a load of crock

To big to fail, all over again. Hey we are your rich overlords. We are different from you, if you tax us fairly, we just might fail, or at the least stop handing out token jobs and pittances to charity.

Ignore the man behind the curtain, we know whats best.

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Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out – should you do it?

Jonjonz

Serviced and Support (for individuals)

As if "service and support" were ever more than a marketing whitewash for almost zero help available to the individual Windows user.

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

Jonjonz

HOw well Framed

Amazingly framed to obscure the fact the the TPP blows away local regulations on practically anything. Goodbye OSHA, clean beaches and rivers, and hello fraking in everyones back yard.

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Snowden WAS the Feds' quarry in Lavabit case, redaction blunder reveals

Jonjonz

Korporate Facism in your Face

The powers that be, i.e. multinational corporations that now control all branches of world government, seem to have an unquenchable thirst for spying on everyone.

Enjoy that boot in yer face.

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How Microsoft copied malware techniques to make Get Windows 10 the world's PC pest

Jonjonz

Korpo Nazis

The fascist VPs at MS have had a major boner for Apples land grab of gate keeping all software sales for their platform.

They essentially want to become the middle man and reap profit from all software sales for that platform.

Compare the effort put into this against the effort to update Windows real security.

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Microsoft wants to lock everyone into its store via universal Windows apps, says game kingpin

Jonjonz

win10 - DirectX12-Misstep

Like all over VP'd megacorp, the VPs for Win10 won out over the VPs for DirectX12 and jumped the gun with Win10 without including the yet to be done DirectX12.

Microsoft has become IBM.

When my current Win7 lappy bites the dust, we are going Linux for the duration.

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Class war! Wikipedia's workers revolt again

Jonjonz

Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy is like cancer. It exists only for itself. That 100 million certainly is not making into the quality of the site.

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Google human-like robot brushes off beating by puny human – this is how Skynet starts

Jonjonz

Old News

Machine Intelligence took over our financial networks years ago.

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UK carrier Three in network-wide ad-block shock

Jonjonz

My Bet

My Bet is Shine is banking on Google and/or Akami buying them out just to make this all go away.

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Streetmap's lawyer: Google High Court win will have 'chilling effect’ on UK digital biz

Jonjonz

G Maps - just Works

G Maps ate their lunch because they simply delivered a better product.

Simple yet powerful interface. Smart search, knows where you are, finds businesses by name or category, and addresses, plus directions with a fast gui.

Streetmap made the same mistake many new tech ventures make, they decided to focus on milking their biggest whales, a few businesses that could afford a high tariff, over giving away a good product and generating revenue off the traffic and data mining.

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Coding is more important than Shakespeare, says VC living in self-contained universe

Jonjonz

Fascist Values Showing

Our Fascist owned global media has always fed us a steady diet of the 1% pontificating about why they are so special and the rest of us should change to suit them.

They even believe their own drivel. Ignoring the pyramid of priviledge they sit atop, and pretending that in their system there is room at the top for more when in reality, there is not, and the whole thing depends on exploiting the other 99%.

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Louisville says yes to Google Fiber. Funny story: AT&T, TWC didn't want that to happen

Jonjonz

One little clause, and the game is up

Funny how that clause that gave ATT et al exclusive rights to tack their stuff into our utility poles and sewers is going by the wayside. The whole premise of ATT and buddies was that we pay for the maintnenance of the sewers and poles, and fix them immediately if a problem interferes with their signal, while they get to charge monopoly rates for cable.

It's time to cut the middle men out and local governments should include basic internet as part of the whole utility package.

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Layoffs! Lawsuits! Losses! ... Yahoo! is! in! an! L! of! a! mess!

Jonjonz

Yahoo = Sears

Yahoo like Sears was one of the first in their businesses, online info and mail order.

Like Sears Yahoo has descended into a death spiral caused by too many VPs stabbing each other in the back to get ahead following the lead of the CEO scum bag who has the nerve to accept billions in bonuses while giving thousands of employees the shaft.

Train wreck in motion.

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Ad-clicking bots predicted to rip US$7.2 billion from Mad Men

Jonjonz

More of these type bots needed

Bots to make ad men's life less profitable, check.

Bots to make lawyer's lives less profitable, hopefully coming soon.

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It's replicant Roy Batty's birthday – but hey, where's my killer robot?

Jonjonz

The real future

Expect asian to launch vat grown organ doners, boy toys, girl toys, long before the military gets anything robotic actually in service.

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Bloke sues dad who shot down his drone – and why it may decide who owns the skies

Jonjonz

New Piracy Opp

New opp in air piracy, outfit a big drone to latch on and hijack delivery drones or just follow them around and pick up the parcels after the initial delivery.

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What did we learn today? Microsoft has patented the slider bar

Jonjonz

Lawers

Come the revolution, line them all up...

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Beyond iTunes: XML boffins target sheet music

Jonjonz

xml to midi

Once this is in place it is only a matter of time before someone codes a xml to midi converter.

Midi fans rejoice!

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Getting metal hunks into orbit used to cost a bomb. Then SpaceX's Falcon 9 landed

Jonjonz

Used to cost a bomb and used to be fairly safe.

Now you ride an unstable bomb, and hope it does not blow.

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Bookstore sells some data centre capacity, becomes Microsoft, Oracle's nemesis

Jonjonz

Oracle and MS are practically driving customers to Amazon, and Amazon is the ultimate fascist state that will crumble after robots take all the jobs, and no one has any cash to pay Amazon their 30%. Nature will eventually win, but not till after a massively bad time for us.

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In-a-spin! Yahoo! clutches! Alibaba! baby! to! breast!

Jonjonz

Her batting average

Given her batting average, Alibaba is now on the road to ruin.

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Now you can tailor Swift – Apple open-sources the whole shebang

Jonjonz

Apple Aps will soon share Win engineering munge ups

Just what Apples software needs, Aps designed by Win engineers.

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Revenge porn 'king' Hunter Moore sent down for 2.5 years, fined $2k

Jonjonz

What goes around comes around

You reap what you sow.

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'Shut down the parts of internet used by Islamic State masterminds'

Jonjonz

Mark Twain was right

There is no greater collection of thieves and idiots than the US congress.

Any money grubbing car salesman can get in, and graft all they can and then in their spare time put on bad political theatre like this.

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Microsoft creates its own movie moment with fancy privacy manifesto

Jonjonz

Win10 Privacy Crack

What a load. How can they say that when Win10 phones home everything from your web cam, microphone, keyboard, and browser.

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AT&T: We'll play nice with net neutrality, just let us gobble DirecTV

Jonjonz

Monopoly Power

Regulations are no problem if your a monopoly.

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Cops gain access to phone location data

Jonjonz

One time use phones

Anyone seen a spy/crime movie lately.

The bad guys all use cheapo one time use throwaway flip phones.

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Google wins book scan battle. Again. Can post pages online. Again

Jonjonz

Google Steals

Between Googles Youtube theft of millions of copyrighted films and clips and this blatant copying of copyrighted books, this is an example of the courts always siding with the powerful at the expense of the community. The Chololate Factory spends tons of cash via lobbyist at all levels of government. They will soon be featuring you as an unpaid testimonial selling some Google product.

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Sprint sprints away from no-throttle policy – punishes 'unlimited' network hoggers

Jonjonz

Limited is Limited

You can legitimately buy one game today online that comprises more than that in a single download.

This is flat out buggery of the consumer.

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Microsoft now awfully pushy with Windows 10 on Win 7, 8 PCs – Reg readers hit back

Jonjonz

I used to allow MS updates as it supposedly make my system more secure.

Now the MS update basically wants to do to me, what it previously protected me from.

Updates are permenently off now. When this box fails, I am going Linux and not looking back.

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Windows 10 preview on death row, will be executed on Thursday

Jonjonz

As a Win 7 user, Win 10 represents a step backwards.

Performance tests show no change in performance between the two.

The only thing Win10 brings is less privacy, more survielance, and a more closed and closing

operating system that can restrict what hardware changes you may wish to make.

To top that off, many programs and games do not run yet on Win10 representing a step backwards in utility.

When my Win7 box dies, I will be going Linux. Win10 jumps the shark.

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Robots, schmobots. The Rise of the Machines won't leave humanity on the dole

Jonjonz

New Jobs in Servitude

I see having lots of servants that you can disrespect, rather than bots who cannot appreciate your nastyness as becoming a huge job market as the portion of world resources is controlled by fewer and fewer individuals.

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

Jonjonz

Seperated at birth

Your photo looks a lot like Christopher Waltz. Very appropriate, he always plays slightly wonky types.

I guffawed, many thanks.

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AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'

Jonjonz

The Official TFK Graphics Card

For the 1% or their trust fund kids only...

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Thought sales were in the toilet before? Behold the agony: 2013 was a PC market BLOODBATH

Jonjonz

Same Deal as Cars

Same deal as cars. The average age of people's cars is the oldest it has ever been.

The performance jumps just are not as big as they used to be, so there is no motivation to upgrade combined with the better quality of existing machines which continue to work just fine, add the global beat down of the middle class, and you have a pretty good environment to put a lid on new PC sales.

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Six things a text editor must do - or it's a one-way trip to the trash

Jonjonz
Linux

Not another text editor fanboy opus

If I had a nickel for every text editor fan boy opus, I would have retired years ago.

Notepad++, what programmer even looks at icons? Those are for noobs.

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Microsoft backs law banning Google Apps from schools

Jonjonz
Linux

Good idea

It's a bad precedent for any government agencies to trade data about you and/or your behavior (software use) for access to 'free' cloud applications.

Secondly, cloud apps put government services behind an all to easy killswitch of simply blocking/disrupting network connectivity to put the enterprise completely out of action.

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Why did your outsourced IT fall over? Cos you weren't on Twitter

Jonjonz
Linux

Worst Powerpoint Chart of the Week Award

Just look at that supposed info-graphic. Doe it make any sense at all? Does it convey any useful information?

All it needs is a foot note: This article is proof you should not outsource your business research. If you do, you will get useless drivel like this.

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Star Trek saviour JJ Abrams joins the dark side: Star Wars VII

Jonjonz
Childcatcher

One More Corporate Monopoly In Place

Just one more corporate monopoly established. The corporate money counters have consulted their spreadsheet oracles and they all get the same answer, min/max the bottom line, go with what works.

Abrams is really Michael Beye with more shaggy dog endings.

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Disney World slaps pay-by-bonk stalker cuffs on grown-ups

Jonjonz
Linux

Re: I like it

Hope you like how it makes it much simpler for a crook to completely clean you out.

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Feeling poor? WHO took all your money? NOT capitalist bastards?

Jonjonz
Linux

Complete Rubbish

This is complete rubbish.

It is a zero sum game, the point this rube misses is that corporations and the richest individuals convert resources (i.e. your productivity) into assets (real estate, stocks, bonds, derivatives) which are hardly taxed at all, yet consume the most resources (all that military and police to prevent the theft of said private property.)

Fantastic deal if your the 1% holding 80% of the assets.

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Hmm, I think I'll order an iPad Mini on Amazon ... Oh no I won't

Jonjonz
Linux

Oops Your Fanboy is showing

A straight up comparison is dirty? Fanboy denial is more like it.

Consumers win, Snarky turtleneck and jeans posers lose.

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Dr No, Thunderball, Casino Royale? Vote now for the best Bond film

Jonjonz
Linux

Craig is no Sean

I will give Craig his due as a workman's effort at the role, but he is and never will be numero uno JB, that will always be Sean Connery, hands down.

Polls like this tend to reflect that moronic youth assumes that whatever they have seen is better than what they have not seen. Their loss, Goldfinger and Thunderball, it's all downhill from there.

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