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* Posts by Polhotpot

7 posts • joined 24 May 2010

EE...K: Why can't I uninstall carrier's sticky 'Free Games' app?

Polhotpot

Re: Custom ROM

www.cyanogenmod.com is the place to go.

Just flashed my S3. No more crapware, runs 3x faster. Result.

Surprisingly easy too, I had a few niggles getting the right USB driver on my Windows 8 machine to install it, but their forums sorted me out. Certainly a process I'd guess any Reg reader would be capable of.

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Screw you, Brits, says Google: We are ABOVE UK privacy law

Polhotpot

I would have thought a just approach here would be "fine, but in that case, you can't use our courts to sue anybody", enabling anybody outside of US jurisdiction to do whatever they like to Google with no fear of rescourse.

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Eurozone death spiral forces Microsoft to ease UK licensing price hike

Polhotpot
Trollface

wow

People still use Microsoft software?

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Brit CompSci student faces extradition to US over link site

Polhotpot
Childcatcher

To all commenters on this thread

If you feel this law needs scrapping (like I do), please take a few minutes to write to your mp at faxyourmp.com.

Labour passed this, at the height of their fervour for removing our civil liberties.

The coalition has shown some will so far to reverse Labour's fascist state with the scrapping of ID cards. Perhaps if we put a little more pressure on them, they'll be encouraged to stand up to the US bullies.

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Espionage app updated for Windows phones

Polhotpot
WTF?

Back to front

“Striker does't seem like a bad guy in our book, but a silently installing espionage suite should be detected by a security suite,”

Isn't the job of a security suite to detect bad stuff, whether or not the bad stuff wants detecting?

Or are F-Secure just complaining because they haven't figured out how to detect it yet?

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Zappos.com's little sister loses $1.6m in pricing cockup

Polhotpot
Thumb Up

Good for them

Honouring the agreement, when most others have tried to wheedle out of it.

That's one of the reasons Zappos are doing well, whilst Dixons are dying on their asses.

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Video smutware attack returns to Facebook

Polhotpot
Pirate

What a con

You'd think that the malware-mongers would at least have the decent to show you the promised video after they've filled your machine up with crap.

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