* Posts by Tigra 07

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Google's latest PRIVACY MELTDOWN: Web chats sent to WRONG people

Tigra 07

Re: Err.........

If your girlfriend has a husband then do you all share a bed with her in the middle or do you get 4 days with her then 4 days without?

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Revolting peasants force Wikipedia to cut'n'paste Visual Editor into the bin

Tigra 07

Doomed to fail...

The new system was dependent on another editor who doesn't use it following around people who use it and fixing their edits afterwards. That's a failure from this angle and a waste of time all round. At least vandals are quicker and easier to deal with and can be rollbacked.

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Tigra 07
Meh

Re: problem simply explained

You missed the part about most users not even knowing it was going to be forced on them without warning and having them told it wasn't possible to disable it (even though it was at the time).

The WMF went pretty far in trying to stop people from disabling the feature and go back to the old page editor. Too far considering the community keeps Wikipedia running and without one there's no editing or vandal patrols

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Good, it was crap...

I was there on the talk page on day 1 advising others how to disable the shitty feature which was automatically switched on for everyone (despite being in Beta and buggy as hell). To use it i had to wait for the slow Javascript to load the page, learn how to edit again, with less features, and then put up with the bugs and massive CPU usage it caused on Firefox. It was unacceptable at every angle.

I then had to undo so many edits by IP editors over 2/3 weeks because the VE injects junk code at the start and end of an article with each edit and breaks links to other articles.

It's the biggest uproar aganst Wikimedia i've seen recently and it united the entire community.

Editors who did like the VE were in the minority and even those i'm sure wouldn't like it becoming normal for the WMF to force Beta software on editors without any choice and deter editing from those who know the ropes.

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Researcher names world's favourite smartphone

Tigra 07
Devil

Re: Returns

I signed in just to vote him down as i've had mine since June/July(? one or the other) and it's not even got a scratch.

If you drop your phone or treat it like shit it won't last long whatever brand it is.

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Windows Store size doubles: Now 0.3% the size of Apple's

Tigra 07
Joke

Incoming joke...

The number of apps in Windows Store - Microsoft’s online software shop - has apparently doubled in 10 days.

...to 4 apps. One for each Windows Phone owner =P

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Climate sceptic? You're probably a 'Birther', don't vaccinate your kids

Tigra 07
Mushroom

I don't...

I'll believe in man-made catastrophic climate change when it can be proven that it is actually man-made and the people who prove it are not either an energy company or paid by one.

Since when did people start believing everything without being shown any proof?

And for the record i believe Obama is American, 9-11 was Al Qaeda and the moon landings were real etc...

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Google's Android celebrates fourth birthday

Tigra 07

Re: Inquiring Minds Want To Know

There was a citation already i place using Astro and Bender, it's clearly a myth though and now exposed it can be fixed.

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Tigra 07
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Re: Inquiring Minds Want To Know

The 2 Wikipedia articles perpetuating that myth will be repaired. Thanks for pointing that out as i have myself assumed it to be Astro and Bender and kept them in 2 articles.

Thanks again dx!

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Conflict-of-interest scandal could imperil Wikimedia charity status

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Re: Ah, I see - I should have offered money...

If you're not notable your page would just get deleted by someone else down the line, it's a basic policy that only verifiable and noteable stuff is kept

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iPhone 5: skinny li'l fella with better display, camera, software

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Hardly surprizing...

They'll be suing Samsung for having a 4+ inch screen next week and copying them

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Wikipedia failing to recruit any new admins

Tigra 07
Go

Mostly correct...

You missed out the part where admins are not as necessary as they were since they can't have time to edit with all the beurocratic crap that takes up their time and the fact you can apply for extra permissions without having to become an admin, with the extra work load that entails.

Plus with 4 million articles there's gonna be slower growth as there's less stuff to write about.

Anyone complaining about getting reverted, if there's no citation (proof) in the firm of a reliable source (not daily mail) included with your addition it will quite often be tagged and challenged.

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Tigra 07
Go

Mostly correct...

You missed out the part where admins are not as necessary as they were since they can't have time to edit with all the beurocratic crap that takes up their time and the fact you can apply for extra permissions without having to become an admin, with the extra work load that entails.

Plus with 4 million articles there's gonna be slower growth as there's less stuff to write about.

Anyone complaining about getting reverted, if there's no citation (proof) in the form of a reliable source (not daily mail) included with your addition it will quite often be tagged and challenged.

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Sleek new Macs violate fanbois' Retinas with display garbage

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Fascinating...

If screen print still works then sell it as modern art

I'm sure it will sell better than these Blue Screen Of Death prints i sell occasionally

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Tablets, copycats and Weird Al Yankovic

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Re: @Miek

I watched a show about him once and was amazed to learn he has leather WALLPAPER??!!

If he lectures anyone on consumption having leather WALLPAPER and about 20 cars then he's a massive hypocrite

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Religious wars brewing in ICANN gTLD expansion

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Ahh...

“Pornography’s inherent objectification of women and children for sexual pleasure"

So gay porn is fine then =P

They have some nerve going on about child porn anyway, especially since a large percentage of kids are introduced to it in church...

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Chinese toothpaste biz wants £50k from Apple over 'Snow Leopard'

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Since when can you OWN the name of an animal?

I await the man from Del Monte suing Windows for the names of their Windows Phone updates...

I also eagerly await iOS Owl so we can see Apple sue al the nature reserves with animals of the same name

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'That new Google button was our idea', claims lawsuit

Tigra 07
Facepalm

Simplify it...

So they're basically claiming to own all usage and rights to hyper links?

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Mac-based Trojan targets Uyghur activists

Tigra 07
Mushroom

Well...

Karma meet fanboy, fanboy meet karma

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Chrome hits iPhone and iPad, storms to top of download chart

Tigra 07
Boffin

Er, what?

Call me a stickler for a good hard statistic but 310 million is not double 160 million...

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Apple adds gay and lesbian icons to iOS 6 messaging

Tigra 07
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Re: My only question for the idiots against gay marriage is ...

Reminds me of an email i got back when proposition 8 was on the cards in California:

Why Gay marriage is wrong:

1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning. Also apparently those homosexual animals have picked up some unnatural behavier

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

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Re: Strange story

Best read of the day!

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Tigra 07
FAIL

Re: Discrimination

I never see the comparison between a loving relationship between consenting adults and shagging animals...but then i'm not a mentalist

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Free Windows 8 desktop app development is dead

Tigra 07
Mushroom

Wow...

Microsoft isn't even gonna try and compete with the other tablet makers then.

And they're determined to make Windows 8 a bigger flop than Vista!

Kaboom should be obvious...if you own Microsoft shares either sell sell sell or get used to them being cheaper than toilet paper

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Scammers exploit wannabe demon-slayers hyped by Diablo III

Tigra 07
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Re: Sir Strider

Amazon reviews tell a different story, i never scoured the web, i just checked the one place i would buy from. And i'm glad there is no limited installs although having to use Steam is still a kick in the face for people who just want to pop the disc in and play without being forced to download adware.

Ubisoft i have no knowledge from, except Bioshock, but again i have no knowledge of their DRM restrictions so not really got anything there to add

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Tigra 07
Facepalm

And so the end result should be...

Stop treating customers like criminals and damaging their gaming enjoyment, while also limiting the amount of installs a game people BUY can have.

I stopped buying PC games years ago for this very reason and it's getting worse.

Roll on the collapse of Sony, EA, Steam and Blizzard

...Steam because i wanted to buy Civilization 5 but it has to register with Steam every time and limit the amount of installs i can have, which would mean i have to buy another copy every 6 years.

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Ten... smartphone survival accessories

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Almost paid too much!

I was about to buy number 6 from amazon for £55 before i spotted this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TeckNet%C2%AE-Dual-Port-Universal-Ericsson-Blackberry/dp/B000UH46YY/ref=pd_cp_ce_0

It's exactly the same thing, much better reviews, thinner, same parts and battery capacity...less than half the price!

Think you missed this one Reg

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Yet another OSX/Java Trojan spotted in the wild

Tigra 07
Coat

"Deli Lama"??

I for one welcome our Subway attending toasted oatmeal bread overlord

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Osborne+ and Schmidt+ say 'the internet' = 8.3 per cent of UK GDP

Tigra 07

What it comes down to...

Do you trust Google or the government more?

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Ten... top Android games

Tigra 07
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Wow...

All of these look good!

QR Codes would be useful in future though Reg

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Apple tells Siri rival Evi: Get a facelift and you can stay

Tigra 07
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Well...

I found Evi (on Android) useful for looking up facts but useless for operating my phone

The stock Google voice does that brilliantly though

Not like Iris who is useless

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Apple slaps mega-solar panel field on new ENORMO data centre

Tigra 07
Big Brother

Won't somebody please think of the wong family...

"the bulk - 60 per cent - comes from manufacturing its devices."

So 60 percent of the energy is directly from the chinese battery farms producing these shiny things 24 hours a day until the workers manage to pry a window open and can turn themselves into human compost?

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Ten... digital adult toys

Tigra 07
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RE: AC

...They are =]

Tend to be bigger too

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Tigra 07
Pint

Have to say...

Weirdest sex toys i've ever seen...and too early in the morning to be hearing about clitorii

Can we get one of these articles for the best couples toys?

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SexInfo 101

Tigra 07
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Tempting but...

Does this one cater to a gay audience or does have to waste 69p to find out?

Good one on the price too, only just spotted that!

Thumb for obvious reason (it's thicker) =]

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Tigra 07
Pirate

Re: Butler

Could quite easily say the same about the piss pipe mr no-fun

If it's clean its good fun for both

Pirate because we did this one last night =P

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French court lays le smackdown on Google Maps

Tigra 07
WTF?

Crazy and uncompetitive!

If i move to France and make something similar to what someone else makes can i then sue because they have an advantage and more of a foothold in the country?

Madness!?

If Google's doing better then get off your arse and lower your prices and compete

This is just uncompetitive what the French government's response is

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Mozilla releases Firefox 10, adds developer tools

Tigra 07
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Chrome Doesn't even support RSS Feeds or Google Documents like Firefox does and it's a pain to rearrange bookmarks!

I did like how fast it was though but Firefox has been good to me

...I think we can all agree they're both better than IE

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iPad Fleshlight lets fanbois express their love

Tigra 07
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Now...

If they made one for the Xoom with a cock we'd be in business!

Preferably in the UP position =]

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Wikipedia simplifies article editing for world+dog

Tigra 07
Meh

Kinda, maybe, not so much...

As a Wikipedia editor i don't see the problem with this.

Wikipedia is overly beurocratic for simple things and i expect this is what scares people off from joining.

vandalism edits can be undone simply and quickly, vandal IP addresses blocked easily too and there's also countless bots trawling through recent edits to find vandalism.

If someone adds something to Wikipedia, it's a doddle to source it and keep it or disprove it and remove it in minutes.

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Scareware slingers stumped by Google secure search

Tigra 07
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Lucky days then...

Funny this was bought up in the same day i won $30 million dollars on the African lottery!

See ya suckers, i'm off to pay my deposit for the money!

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Motorola to launch 8in Xoom 2 for Xmas

Tigra 07
Facepalm

Oops

I meant Samsung!

Im not stupid enough to buy Sony Ericsson again!

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Tigra 07
Megaphone

RE: Technohead

Tell ya what technohead95.

My Xoom is less than 6 months old and if it doesn't get supposrt for Ice Cream Sandwich at the LEAST then i'll buy Sony Ericsson next time and not renew my future workplace contracts with them.

If Motorola won't keep a product up to date for even 1 YEAR then it's disgusting they can milk customers for more money rather than doing updates.

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PlayStation 3 sales catch up with Xbox 360 total

Tigra 07
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RE: AC

I challenge your failure rate since i've had my Xbox360 for 3+ years and use it almost every day for a dvd or game without issue.

My brother on the other hand has 2 Xbox360s and has never had an issue and got rid of his PS3 after the hacking scandal.

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Tigra 07
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I challenge your failure rate since i've had my Xbox360 for 3+ years and use it almost every day for a dvd or game without issue.

My brother on the other hand has 2 Xbox360s and has never had an issue and got rid of his PS3 after the hacking scandal.

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Assange brings down British justice system

Tigra 07
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RE: Sam

3 on each and 4 thumbs...

Thumbs up obviously

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As iPhone 4S battery suckage spreads, fixes appear

Tigra 07
Holmes

Pardon me but...

"The Reg has contacted Apple for clarification, comments, or help, but has not heard back from them."

I've never seen an article where you did hear back from them.

Maybe it's time to stop trying?

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