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* Posts by Lamont Cranston

1274 posts • joined 27 Apr 2010

German govt DUMPS 170 NEW PCs riddled with Conficker

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Re: Shall we chalk that one up to another Windows security FAIL?

I may have downvoted you for missing the point, but I do admire your dedication.

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@ Vlad

I'd like to read your post as a satire, but experience tells me that it's far nearer the truth than any of us would like to admit.

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'Ultimate nerd chick’ prompts C64 clone cancellation

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Re: Hmm

So, some pre-loaded memory cards, and a C64-shaped case into which to slip the Pi - if there was sufficient interest in his original idea, wouldn't that transfer over to this?

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Fighting Fantasy and fantastic fights in tights

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OK, I'm already to consider the "indie origins and price"

of The Cat Lady. What are they?

Whilst I'm asking stupid questions, does anyone still play point'n'click adventures? Have they moved on past "go everywhere, say everything to everybody and try giving them everything in your inventory"?

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Not cool, Adobe: Give the Ninite guys a job, not the middle finger

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Hail he, who has come from the skies

to deliver us from the terrors of the deadites!

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Pirates scoff at games dev sim's in-game piracy lesson

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@LilCricket

Nice try, but you DIDN'T USE ENOUGH CAPITALS. Also, I don't agree with you.

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Vietnamese madam cuffed after advertising girls on Facebook

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At least someone

is making money from facebook.

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Another blow for Flash as Unity gaming engine kills support

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@mutatedwombat

I don't think that "dynamic lighting, shadows, real time physics" are much of a concern to the casual gaming crowd.

I play on Kongregate, and tend to find that the games that use Unity are not the games that interest me.

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Virgin Media: SO SORRY we fined your dead dad £10 for unpaid bill

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Re: Way over the top

Tsk. You'll never get your 15 minutes of fame if you insist on behaving like a grown up.

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I don't think much of the company that bills me for my water consumption.

What should I do - take my custom elsewhere?

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Review: Disgo 8400G 7.9in Android tablet

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Maybe all reviews should be like this?

"What's it like? No idea, but judging by the box, I award a score of 47%"

Think of the time saved! With all these resources freed up from this "journalism" nonsense, LOHAN could be on the moon, by now.

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

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Good grief.

I don't normally get car sick, but now have a great urge to throw up.

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Shut the CANUCK up! Sony offers $1m to hacked gamers

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So, as compensation for an outage of their online game service,

users are invited to buy 3 more games on their online game service?

I will miss physical media, when it goes.

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Sonic the Hedgehog

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Re: Super Sonic (@Jared Hunt)

Damn, my childhood feels uttely wasted, now.

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Re: Super Sonic

No analogue sticks on the Megadrive, so he either ran of the edge, or he didn't.

What was the point of a invincible, super-speedy character, who could pretty much have just plowed through any of the early levels (just look at him, he should be the most awesome videogame character of all time!), if he only turns up once the precision jumps/disappearing platforms turn up?

All those years, and I'm still bitter...

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Re: Not enough Tails love

He's indestructable, and he can fly (with or without his plane) - so why is only the sidekick?

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Re: Super Sonic

Ugh, Super Sonic was a massive pain in the arse! All the gems, and then 100 rings transforms you, as I remember it, meaning that he was wont to show up in the later levels, usually when trying to navigate up the side of Robotniks plane (rocket, airship? I forget). His general inability to stop (he didn't touch the floor when he moved!), saw him regularly plunging off the side to his doom.

Stupid yellow prick.

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Anons torn over naming 'n' shaming of 17yo's gang-rape suspects

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@moiety

Having the police investigate all crimes to an acceptable standard, is indeed a laudable aim, but who put Anonymous in charge of determining the acceptable standard?

Protests outside the station, or online, strike me as an entirely appropriate response to a perceived insufficient investigation, but releasing the identities of the suspects would be uttetly irresponsible.

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Malwarebytes declares Windows 'malicious', nukes 1,000s of PCs

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Testing updates prior to release

really does seem to have fallen out of fashion, in the software industry. Anyone know why, or is there just a general view that it's better to be seen to be busy, rather than actually being busy behind the scenes?

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Researcher hacks aircraft controls with Android smartphone

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It's called SIMON,

and it can reset a plane's navigation coordinates? That's Die Hard 2 and 3 covered, then. Does it "schieß dem Fenster", for the hat-trick?

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Another 170,000 Freeview homes to be freed from reality TV - possibly

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^ hung by my own typo.

The shame.

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@David Cantrell

Won't listen to a peace of furniture, but will take advice from Annihilator, it seems.

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Oklahoma woman cuffed with loaded .22 in pork holster

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A Loaded magazine?

Didn't realise that was still in print.

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Microsoft preps UPDATE EVERYTHING patch batch

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Re: "Linux avoids the need for AV" @Lamont Cranston

@Eadon

I'm thinking that open source makes it easier than ever to find the security holes - am I wrong (I'm not a programmer, hacker, nor a security researcher, so I honestly don't know)?

TBH, I was thinking more of the potential rewards that motivate virus writing - if you're after credit card details, surely you'll have more luck putting keyloggers on Win/OSX machines, due to their higher user numbers (and those users being on average less tech savvy)?

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Re: "Linux avoids the need for AV"

Isn't "security through obscurity" eventually going to run out?

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News Corp challenges iPad with $299 education tablet

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Re: $99 contract?

Schools seem to love signing up to bullshit IT contracts. There are some signs that they might finally be waking up, but it'll be a long while before no-one thinks that forking out taxpayer money for old rope is a good idea.

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Bacon sarnies can kill: Official

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Re: Right.

I'd rather die happy with a younger woman in my arms. Each to their own.

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Reg readers brew up the ultimate cuppa

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Re: proper tea

How many jiggawatts does his kettle need?

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Re: @JDX (whisky & sex)

Are you some kind of lightweight?

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Inside Lord Sugar's 'you're fired' YouView bust-up with TV baron

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Ha!

Probably because Sky own all the rights to all of the Sport and Films, and then charge you for the privilege of letting them beam adverts into your home (ie. stuff you want, but don't want to pay for), whilst Desmond's 5 owns the rights to, umm, CSI and, er, Robson Greene's fishing rod, and doesn't charge you to watch (ie. stuff you don't want, but watch because you don't have to pay). All this makes Desmond seem positively benevolent, when compared with Murdoch.

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Strategic SIEGE ROBOTS defeated by 'heavily intoxicated' man, 62

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Rimfire?

Sounds pretty unpleasant, to me.

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Barnes & Noble to sling their Nook - report

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Re: What???!

It's more like letting outside companies in to run the rides, but continuing to maintain the amusement park and selling hot-dogs (etc.) to the punters, which they can then take on the rides vomit down their fronts. Yeah, this analogy fell apart pretty fast.

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Dell takes aim at iPad, uncloaks enterprise-level Win8 tablet

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Re: Wise words?

Red rag to a bull, was my first thought.

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Time to rid ourselves of the tech channel zombies

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I've upvoted for the comments about local independents,

but couldn't disagree more about browsing on Amazon: with a decent sized, real bookshop, I used to love to wander in, either with or without an idea of what I wanted, mooch about, look over a few books, and either come out with something familiar, or a complete surprise. Online just doesn't work this way, as you need to know what you want before you start, and is thus a much less enjoyable experience (even if it is more efficient!).

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re: TIGHT!

Divorced, probably.

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Rogue Squadron: Unit of X-wings Kickstarts in response to Death Star

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Re: on a serious point...

Or, this just proves that people will throw money at anything, if it says Star Wars on it. George Lucas has known this for a long time.

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Tennessee bloke quits job over satanic wage slip

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"The company ought to find a way to cut him some slack."

The company have clearly found a way to make him go away. Good for them.

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Playmobil punts bank-heist set to wide-eyed kiddies

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My friends and I were forever playing "Cops & Robbers" when we were young,

and it never did us any harm.

That said, all my money is tied up in the Cayman Islands, and I've been on the run for the last 15 years...

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FUD flies as Raytheon reveals social media analysis tool

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Re: "99.999999% of the internet couldn't give a dead dingo's kidney"

Big Data must care, or why else would they be harvesting all this data?

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'Why can't we say we're happy to be RIMmed on a daily basis?'

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Should I be worried about my "pancreas levels"?

I wasn't before, but maybe I've been neglecting them?

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Sick software nasty uses child abuse pics to extort infected victims

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Re: Thought experiment

No.

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Re: Paedoware

Can I upvote all of your post, but make an exception for the part where you advocate hanging people?

Hmm, I was going for "against capital punishment," but have managed "paedo-sympathiser," instead.

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Re: What about UK? (@aliceklaar)

That's a very disturbing quote, as it seems to require the accused to prove a negative (that the file in question was sent "without any prior request"), which is impossible.

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We're not making this up: Apple trademarks the SHOP

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That drawing

looks just any mobile phone shop, yet I've never been in one and wondered where the Genius Bar(tm) was.

What a load of wank.

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Customer service rep fired for writing game that mocks callers

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Re: "You do the math."

I want to upvote you more than once.

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Symantec: Don't blame us for New York Times hack

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I do hope Symantec will be updating all their marketing blurb

to include something like "this product will not protect your PC from malicious code". Most AV vendors claim the opposite, so it'd be refreshingly honest of them, at least.

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Axed staffers hijack HMV Twitter account: 'We're tweeting LIVE from HR'

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Teenagers on the minimum wage?

Yeah, how dare they be less than enthused?

I always found HMV shop staff to be helpful and enthusiastic, if a little odd looking (when I worked in retail, turning up with a bad dye-job got me sent home!).

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"the company you dearly love"

I had a little chuckle at that, too.

I feel for anyone who is losing their job, but HMV was crap*, and should have gone/changed a long time ago.

*I doubt any of this is the fault of those being fired.

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Reg Hardware Awards 2012: The Winners...

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If I were a more cynical man,

I'd think that Apple getting the Rusty Dodo was pure flamebait for the Forums.

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Wii-U boat torpedoes Nintendo's '¥20bn profit' into ¥20bn loss

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Re: I own one!

I want one, now! Why aren't Nintendo selling the console like this? Backward compatibility is a plus (despite what Sony seem to think), and helping the little one to play Mario is a brilliant idea.

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