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45 posts • joined 20 Aug 2010

Snowden shoots back: 'So you DO have my emails, after all'

bofh80
Megaphone

Are you sure?

Are you really sure?

What were you sure of before any of snowdens alligations?

You think they chased him around the planet because he was just a little lying scumbug with no proof to back up his claims?

Do you think it actually matters if he followed the 'correct' procedures when they were all so obviously breaking every rule in the book, it must be hard to break more laws than google and not get punished for it.

If at this point you think to validate / invalidate anything the NSA says, your logically very screwed in the head.

Go back to desposing off big foot theories, your sound logical skills are required elsewhere.

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Google: Mmm. Tab-free Gmail desktop client? We won't DENY it

bofh80

PGP

there was a rumour mill that a redesign was in the works and going to include PGP too.......

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ZTE Open C, the Firefox OS mobe you'll almost want, now on eBay

bofh80

Apparently Andy Prough can't actually show those plans. (no we can't find em otherwise we wouldn't ask)

And Wang N Staines can't show you the 8gb for £99 either.

Just saying.

Still deciding if i want to buy this as you need to root it to put a PROPER (as advised above) linux distro on it... :)

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bofh80

Re: Won't wow?

in fact, show me the plans,

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bofh80

except they sold moto off already, and most fone stores, (yes i meant all) went out their way to try and oversell the motoG (orange for £300 < wtf) and discount and ibedbuyz instead.

anyway, the question is, do i have to root it, crack it, bounce it off a wall, to install debian on it. that's all i want to know. right now . . . (goes to research....) i know you think i'm crazy, but back in 2003 i said to my colleague (with my orange spv in hand, yes the original) wouldn't it be cool if i could put linux on it, and he thought i was crazy too. :D

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Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously

bofh80

Re: Royalties please

I think i'm turning Japanese, i really think so....(and the rest of the world too. heheh). At least you won't get a patent passed for rounded cornors and a touchscreen tho, ey, oh wait, but according to a certain el reg journo, that's a valid patent......what's worse?

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Flying Toaster screen savers return on GitHub

bofh80
Facepalm

Screensaver Burn IN

My first VGA monitor was really cheap. When i got home i noticed some writing on the screen, with some other ascii characters for decoration around it. It was a square repeating itself over and over down the screen with the fabled words(or rather similar):

"This screensaver has started to protect your screen from damage"

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El Reg's contraptions confessional no.2: Tablet PC, CRT screen and more

bofh80

Re: Model M

Oh yeah, gotta agree with the compaq rack keyboards. While not a mechanical, i still use the old compaq desktop keyboard KB9860 , which has a very similar feel to those rack keyboards. I can't use another keyboard, when this one finally goes again, i find em on ebay or amazon with the model number. Also the mouse, the logitech mouseman wheel M-CW47 big ergonomic, comfortable and has a 'back' button . PS/2 rules. :)

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Down with Unicode! Why 16 bits per character is a right pain in the ASCII

bofh80

This guy needs a new job

In journalism. Oh my this is refreshing, please more from this guy, give him a spot and pay for his articles. Much better! :P

/ducks

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Google cripples Chromecast third party replay

bofh80

As per mk802

chromecast is just the first of many for those who haven't heard yet. For those who have heard (which should be all of you reading this) spend a leetle more, rk3188 (up to 1.8ghz quad core). enjoy. ebay or amazon, course it ships with droid, but linux compat is on the up and up for rockchips, a month after i emailed them (to the day) they released some linux code. whoot.

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Devolo dLAN 500 AV Wireless Plus: Triple-tech connectivity for the home

bofh80

Uhm, Plug with Lead

These things really do look ugly on the wall like that. Is it really not possible for them to add a normal plug/lead to the device without inpedence?

Also for the people talking about RFI problems, is that a problem with just the normal bog standard non-wifi ones? Why the hell would a wired connection put out RFI interference.

And what about where this tech comes from, it was designed to run internet from the power utlity companies, no adsl, no phone line rental, no fibre. Is that just too much of an industry changer or is it no good? We got powerline tech, the trial was supposedly a success, so why is it not happening?

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APPLE: SCREW YOU, BRITS, everyone else says Samsung copied us

bofh80
Holmes

pulls out a fresh box

and hands another kleenex to andrew

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This supercomputing board can be yours for $99. Here's how

bofh80
Pint

finally

in 2001, i had a dream, it must have been around the time QNX came online massivley (ofc i'd never even heard of a microkernel then), symmetric system.

openssi.

DROPS from dresden.

did mosix pass your mind?

wake up, smell the microvisors.

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Virgin ramps 4G to a whopping 90Mbps - and switches it off

bofh80
Pirate

Re: It's Virgin Media FFS

@LeeDowling,

Some virgin hater didn't downvote your post. i did.

HAH

why?

cos i live in a non-cable area you *&*&^%%%

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Hitachi claims glass data storage will last millions of years

bofh80
Devil

Re: Inconceivable?

ouch, ah, ouch, sh*t, aaarraaaghhh.

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bofh80
Happy

Re: A nice shiny thing for a pendant... (ASCII code system got lost along the way...)

lol @ SG reference.

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Now Apple cuts back on Samsung displays

bofh80
Joke

"there there, it will be all right andrew"

Apple didn't just loose in germany, over stupid patents, no of course not.

There there, it'll be all right, we just won't post about it on the register, pretend it never happend.

here have a tissue.

and in the mean time we'll get other people to cover the apple stories of win, so that you look less like of a screaming/crying fanboy.

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Verizon CFO: 'Unlimited' data is just a word

bofh80
Childcatcher

Re: Well, this is the type of idiotic, incompetent, parasitic scumb...

at least one of those people saw your post it seems . ..

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Everything Everywhere's 4G: Why I'm sitting this one out

bofh80
Thumb Up

part 2

nice work.

which phones work atm?

when will tmobile / orange EE actually be selling 4g, still nothing on their website

how will this affect three, who have boldy gone into the 'unlimited' but not 'tethered'(£5 add on) data arena.

From literally £10 a month, (100 mins, some texts) you get unlimited internet. Which is good.

note i'm on voda, have been for years, and am about to switch to three.

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UK ice boffin: 'Arctic melt equivalent to 20 years of CO2'

bofh80
Facepalm

Breath In, Breath Out

2 pages of comments, and no one mentions carbon credits.

it's the scam of the century.

next you'll be taxed on oxygen intake.

wake up, smell the polution, stfu about man made global warming and get out of your cars.

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Patent flame storm: Reg hack biteback in reader-pack sack attack

bofh80
Holmes

Andrew, Andrew, Andrew

Let's not beat about the bush, it's understandable the backlash you recieved off this one.

It's understandable but it's not right.

First of all, having provided a completely different perspective to what people are expecting or can even see with their narrow vision is applaudable. Secondly, the article was very well written and put together nicely. (both of them).

I'm on the fence on this one. Your point is perfectly common sense, Samsung put the gun to their own head, but Apple are not winning everywhere. And your point is only valid for the american situation.

The rest of the world if you follow it have been dismissing apples' cases left right and center.

And while your defence of valid innovative patents is also correct, you really should admit that apple have patents for things that are not 'valid' or 'innovative'. Just IP trolls.

You say that Patents fall back into the public domain. When ? Microsoft are still chewing on FAT and long filenames, how long ago was that? Is that not proof they need be shorter than they are for SOFTWARE. freakin SOFTWARE.

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Ten 15in notebooks for under 400 quid

bofh80
FAIL

Toshiba C660 ?! R U SURE

How many points did you give this POS?

My sister got one for christmas gone. The cheep plastic crap will snap and crack at a hands force, let alone a drop.

I've had the stupid thing open 5 times now. That's 3 times more than i've opened any other laptop in the last 15 years.

The leads inside are dodgy as hell, the leads sell for more on ebay than the parts, and because it's a bob's your uncle job you have to rip it apart to check which leads you have, as there are about 5 or 6 possibly more conifgurations of c660's that use different leads.

Leave it the hell alone. And my advice to the reg is to remove it from the list. Recommending that laptop (by giving it that many points) is just like toshiba where paying for entries, ey.

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Microsoft: MED-V won't help you escape WinXP end-of-life

bofh80
FAIL

The blind leading the blind

So, no one notices microsoft's idiomatic tendencies at work here?

They created their own browser to lock people into windows.

And it WORKED.

.APPLAUSE.

How is that microsoft can have a compatibility mode to run windows 95 apps, yet somehow getting IE9 to run them is 'impossible'. Or simply recompiling ie7 on windblows 7.

.APPLAUSE.

Stupid is. Stupid does.

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Windows 8 'bad' for desktop users - Gartner's one-word review

bofh80
Trollface

If only world + dog had listened.

When we told them vista was a pile of <EXPLETIVE>

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Ten... Androids for under 200 quid

bofh80
FAIL

Wow What an article

No conclusion, no summary, no actual COMPARISON of phones and features for money. At all. Wow. Did a ten year old write this.

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UK.gov cloud is 'biggest breakthrough' - UK.gov cloud CIO

bofh80
Joke

let me guess

they have storage in the US? :)

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All of Europe's data in US servers? We're OK with that - EC bod

bofh80
FAIL

seriously? securely?

would all the security experts with proper full stops and letters after their name, please step forward and explain that there is no such thing.

Let's ask RSA first.

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W3C: 'Do not track' by default? A thousand times: NO!

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Thumb Up

Re: Cookies

What a well thought out response.

Indeed you seem quite correct, since i've started seeing this stupid box on this stupid site, (stupid box = stupid site, remove the box, remove the stupid) i have not pressed the SINGLE answer button (YES) from the multiple answer question.

And low and behold the box remains, constantly.

But no, if you enable the DNT thing and press "I'm fine with this" in theory it will remember that, and add that site to the exceptions list. Much like turning on Ad-Block-Plus and enabling only for the non-stupid non-flash advert sites that want you for revenue.

Flushing cookies on the other hand or disabling them all together in theory is just another work around seperate to this, and in theory, as you stated, the box would come up everytime.

stupid site.

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bofh80
WTF?

Re: Cookies

Once turned on the technology would stop the "if you continue we assume Yes"

"OH BTW we couldn't be asked to code in a NO button, please click this long winded Read about how we track you button to turn this feature off"

And ofc the sentence would be a hell of a lot shorter if sites like El Reg had already coded in a NO button. I'm NOT fine with this. DUH.

But tech savy readers wouldn't be bothered by that lameness.

Keep up biting, err chewing, i guess tickling maybe.

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Tosh puts 1TB in the palm of your hand

bofh80
Joke

style-ish

Better not put a screen in the middle of it, otherwise apple will sue for copying the iphone 'design' . . . . .

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Microsoft finally says adios to Autorun

bofh80
Jobs Horns

Lies, Lies, Lies

Viewpoint Media Player is a very viral dvd player that comes packed onto loads of DVD movies, and it installs itself without asking.

I have seen XP come to a crawl just because of this stupid thing, not on my XP build tho, i disabled those Security flaws for my customers over 2 years ago. I get the occasional person I have to explain to double click on my computer. Apart from that and ofc the stupid 3g sticks and their stupid modeswitch.

I wouldn't mind, it's just another of the 500 to 1000+ registry entries that are wrong by default. How else are the MCP's going to make any money? ::)

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Assange lawyers fume over leaked rape case docs

bofh80
FAIL

Black and White - Welcome to the Gray area.

So IRONY. IRONY. IRONY. go on say it again.

Now to all the folk who've been with the US gov on this, who are saying that this stuff should be leaked on assange, his bail address should be given out. To you people who are reading this.

You are AGREEING WITH ASSANGE.

You are AGREEING that the information should be free and open.

Welcome to the free world, i'm with ya.

Oh the IRONY.

And to the people leaking it, to the judges who condone the current behaviour. You are simply proving his case.

Chew on that for while.

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US Navy achieves '100 mile' hypersonic railgun test shot

bofh80
Headmaster

Good to see

That american scientists still have little or no idea how to use the tesla tech they are sitting on. Maybe one day they can share what they have classified (hmm wikileaks could do it mebe jaja). And the rest of the world could explain to them how it works. Before they blow themselves up with it.

“C = E/R”

Maybe one day.

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WikiLeaks dubs Amazon 'The Cowardly Liar'

bofh80
Big Brother

@thecakeislying @liberman

@thecake yes, they are releasing the information in stages trying to wipe names where anonyminity is needed (intead of how the propaganda is showing it). However the DDOS from the US goverment (because who else would duh). shows that the information coming out of which you've seen a fraction is DAMNING.

So to liberman < is that how you spell your name, i hope not.

"US gov’ illegal, outrageous, and reckless acts have compromised our national security and put lives at risk around the world. No responsible company — whether American or foreign — should assist US Gov in its efforts to stop the disseminate of these stolen materials[sic]" EVIDENCE.

shove that somewhere if the price is right. i only changed one word fits fine.

This major tom to ground control, we've been circling for 6 months, have we landed on the moon yet?

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Microsoft backs NASA's open source cloud kit

bofh80
Thumb Up

Interesting

Nice article, well written, and let the commentators speculate about conspiracy theory's.

Excellent stuff. !

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Two-year wait for Windows 8, MS blurts

bofh80
Troll

Biggest luddite ever.

The Times They Are A-changin'

Biggest risk they've taken so far is actually Vista, and that paid off so well.

Their idea of a risk was use all the computers memory for the OS.

All that Gloss.

Even 7, when you turn off the useless crap, can do 300megs of ram. That aint bad, and if the services and bumf where coded correctly you should not go over 4/5max. 7 is 7 .

So at least another 6 months until 7 works correctly. Businesses implement test in the mean time, then rollout, then windows 8 comes out.

Sounds very familar to the nt4 > 2k push. They don't innovate, they just keep forcing the same old manure, and you keep eating it. Funneh.

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Microsoft assembles unlikely band of brothers against patent trolls

bofh80
Dead Vulture

Ahh Cmon.

Why do El Reg no longer sink their teeth in.

If memory alone serves correctly, this is a little different to the usual story.

This is not a simple, you used an idea I patented.

Microsoft had access to the source code for this, then they refused to buy it, then they stole the software. I mean it's how the company began, and it's how they will carry on.

But i don't want to make these points. El Reg used to it properly.

Sigh.

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OpenOffice files Oracle divorce papers

bofh80
Grenade

Achronistic

I always liked the simpler version that made me smile.

oOffice

And ofc, there's no problem with Oracle calling their

Orafice.

Muhahahahahah

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How do you copy 60m files?

bofh80
Dead Vulture

Total Commander

Total Commander

I would have liked to have known how this held up.

With the synchronization feature it would have taken a while, but i'm sure you'd end up with a perfect working sync, and really good reports for failures etc.

How can 50 comments miss the one tool that's capable of this that's been running for years ? (1993 - same time as winrar.)

Do IT people even read this site anymore. Let alone write for it.

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Facebook blames outage on internal config flaw

bofh80
FAIL

Now Cade can get back to work ey

right ?

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MS offers Security Essentials to small business

bofh80
Linux

drum roll

yeah, so i'm pretty impressed by the comments on this one.

Anyway, so yeah AVG sucked from 8.0 up . M$SE has found several viri after removing AVG.

Recently, M$SE failed, AVG failed , but wait, Nod32 then failed.

After breaking it's legs, cutting it's throat and restarting dwm.exe the viri facepalmed. (why do i still need to download processxp on win7, cmon they own it . )

I've been told avast will deal with this type of viri more effectively, tho last i checked it was close to viri itself. :)

Roll on ChromiumOS, roll on Steam, soon XPdites will have something worth upgrading to.

For the love of grud don't install 10.10 beta on anything you expect to USE, it's like SF 2.0 Beta - why oh why did i take the blue pill.

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Google's Microsoft browser outlives Wave nonsense

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MS pitches Windows 7 at biz world ahead of Chrome OS release

bofh80
Jobs Halo

IE9 really? how about SP1?

How hard M$ work to make you forget that none of their OS's have ever worked properly pre-service pack. fanboys argue all you want, the truth will set you free. All bar vista ofc which never worked.

Anyway, ye, don't wait for IE9 ... live it up like 1999 "your putting your most needed application into a web browser?? the thing that crashes most yes!? " ) (support magic btw)

Wait for SP1 . god knows how bad the innards of 7 are, the complete back track on all the vista work. basically XP done right (almost) with vista explorer enhancements.

and SP1 seems to be a collection of hotfixes already installed, in beta for almost a year and still has bugs?

Sound like something you want as a base? :)

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'Larry and Sergey's HTML5 balls drained my resources'

bofh80
Paris Hilton

Almost 10 years to the day

El Reg never made such a hullabaloo when i sent the same wondrous problem with using THEREGISTER as my home page. Why? FLASH ADS.

Would they listen, did they even report it? NO

In fact, with all these quips from apple about flash posted here, it's fun to note at the time that EL Reg though that Flash worked fine, and it was obviously a problem with the 3 different pc's i was using.

funny how things go innit.

Paris for sheer wonderous humor.

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Google opens Chrome Web Store to devs

bofh80
Linux

Wrong Title

Google to cash in on free ubuntu

Your just thinking, "oh OK, yeah i see where you coming from. Redhat Ubuntu debian et al have missed a huge cash puppy that google can cash in on from tablets to pc's. ( = iphone store / steam)

But your missing the real point here, unlike other companies who made the road google is using, they did not bite into the 'capitalism bug' with OSS software, you do not, as many have done, need to buy out the main company behind the software. (ie from googles point of view a company like Xandros would look very appealing)

(There are some exceptions here, but lets go with the MASS percentage of sheer stupidy .)

And on another related side note, while google does not seem to treating the OSS community rather well, (various technical aspects to android and chrome etc) they have caused a huge surge in developers on Linux to create free AND commercial software.

It is just possible that google could make 2011 the year corporate applications finally start coming to linux 'en mass'. Here's hoping.

btw, incase you think i'm some kind of fanboy, i'll point out that i've liked google less and less over the years, if microsoft is the devil, google is just sheer evil. :)

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