* Posts by MontyPole

11 posts • joined 7 Jul 2010

Unpatched kernel-level vuln affects all Windows versions

MontyPole
Flame

Lifts Head, Sniffs The Wind And Detects..............

...........the inevitable, tiresome comments about Windows and MS.

Like Pavlov's dogs you respond with saddening predictability.

Headline, "vuln affects all WindowIs versions". Woof woof, a chance to repeat what's been said countless times before. Is Linux perfect, is OSX, is BSD? A "vuln" in Windows, sorry Windoze, has the potential to be more damaging because of usage numbers. But that's the way things are. I agree that there should be more balance. That people should be using Linux more. But they're not. If they were, we'd be reading headlines about "vulns" in Linux.

How many of you MS, sorry M$, bashers actually know how to write "code"? You talk the talk. As if, were you were given the chance, you would be able to write a completely secure operating system.

Please, either be original or do us a favour, give it a rest. Instead of preaching to the converted, try to convince the un-converted or rather the un-aware.

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Firefox market share drops as IE makes slender gain

MontyPole
Paris Hilton

The Devil Is In The Details

My two penneth is that Firefox needs a complete re-design.

Even IE8 looks more up to date.

I know people are going to say how it looks doesn't matter. It does matter.

Firefox still looks like a slightly jazzed up IE6.

What's under the hood might be safer, more secure etc.

But if it looks like a bag of spanners, which it does, then it's going to lose out, which it is starting to do.

Paris - now tell me looks don't matter!

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Polaroid 300 instant print camera

MontyPole
Pint

Bah Humbug!

Never mind all this overpriced plastic "retro" chic crap.

Bring back the SX-70 (without any up to date "refinements").

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Boffins authenticate Apple 'Antennagate'

MontyPole
Paris Hilton

Seconded

What's that old phrase by Brendan Behan?

"There is no such thing as bad publicity."

Think about it.

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Microsoft names September for IE9 beta

MontyPole
Troll

I'm So Excited, I Can't Wait

IE9 Beta.

September.

That means I've only a few more weeks to wait before I can read another hilarious avalanche of freetard MS, IE bashing.

Get ready boys and girls. Practice makes perfect remember. After me, 1,2,3.......

"It's slow." "It's full of security holes." "It's IE." "It's produced by Microsoft." "Firefox is better." "Chrome is better." "Opera is better." "Safari is better." "Only idiots use IE."

Then assume an attitude of insufferable smugness and say, "Who uses IE anyway." "I use Linux." "I use a mac."

The wait will be almost unbearable, but I have no doubt will be worth it. Some real entertainment at last.

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UK.gov pledges licence fee 'rethink' over heavy catch-up use

MontyPole
Big Brother

Look Out There's a Monster Coming

This will be just a roundabout way of increasing the licence fee.

I don't watch any TV programmes when they're broadcast 'live', yet I'm legally obliged to subsidise the BBC regardless. I hardly watch any TV at all, yet I'm legally obliged to subsidise the BBC regardless. So next thing is because I own a PC and never watch TV on it from any source, I'll be legally obliged to subsidise the BBC regardless.

Surely, if I'm so desperate for something to do, and I choose to watch one of their programmes on my PC via the internet I've already paid to watch it with my licence fee. As will the majority of the UK population. Great, I pay once to not watch it 'live' and again to not watch it via the internet.

Are they going to deploy a Thunderbirds style fleet of international detector vans? To force people around the world to pay for crap they might/maybe/have-the-means-to-watch-even-if-they-don't?

The TV licence is a shambles. Back when the BBC did make worthwhile programmes worth watching, it probably make some sense. Because the only way you could watch them was 'live'.

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Futurologist warns of malevolent dust menace

MontyPole

Too Late

"Tiny specks of smart dust dropped through ventilation grills on office equipment will allow interception of data before it even gets to an encryption device. Slightly ‘cleverer’ smart dust could even allow documents to be subtly altered while they are being printed."

Surely every day 'stupid' dust in the right place can do these things already.

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So long then, Windows 2000

MontyPole
Gates Horns

W2k RIP

I know I'm repeating what others have said, but Win2k was one of the best. Again like others here I still run it on a stand alone machine and will continue to do so. Something I will never do with XP.

RIP old friend.

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Fring-Skype iPhone slanging match: Telcos v freetards

MontyPole

Confused and Slightly Off Topic

I'm probably missing something. You buy your own hand set, say £400, you take out a SIM only contract for 12 months at £15 a month. By my arithmetic that averages at £48.33 a month over a year. Plus calls etc.

You sell your handset and upgrade every year(?) But what you make on the sale won't meet the cost of the new handset. So if you sell your handset for, say, £200, buy another for £400, take out another £15/month SIM only contract, that still averages at £31.66 a month. Plus calls etc.

Yeh, you've got the 'full' software and the I'm superior to you advantage of being able to say "I own my handset", but what are you actually gaining where it matters, in financial terms.

I'm on an 18 month contract with Orange. I pay £35.00 a month. Plus calls etc. I got a new N97 last year. In July next year I know I can upgrade to the latest handset from whichever manufacturer I choose, change my operator if I want to, sell my old one and off I go again.

Maybe I'm being simplistic, but who is getting the best deal here?

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Yorks cops charge Segway rider under 1835 road law

MontyPole

Good!!

There's a loony old twit who rides one of these things on the footpaths round Huddersfield. Goes flat out up behind people then slows and swerves at the last minute.

Whether they're classed as motor vehicles or not, they've no place on a footpath.

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Blizzard exposes real names on WoW forums

MontyPole
Paris Hilton

"Real" Names

What is the the problem here? A forum that will put your real name on all your posts? So are you all saying you all actually sign up for things like that using your real names?

I don't and anyone with any common sense wouldn't. It's only a forum, they can't check and confirm you are providing your "real name". All you do is provide a christian name and surname. Anything you can think of. I know that thinking may be taxing for the average WoW player. But if they try it may even get them thinking that they could be doing something worthwhile with their lives.

Moderators find out and ban me for not being "honest"? Will my life end because I can't post in an on-line forum?

I signed up here using my real name of Monty Pole of course. That's Mr Pole to you.

Paris 'cause that's her real name

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