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Mac fanbois finally get Carakan of love with Opera 10.52

Tom Maddox
Jobs Horns

Cry, fanboi, cry

Your tears, while not delicious, are amusing.

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Workers scared to befriend bosses on Facebook

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Thumb Down

Soooooo . . .

. . . you sound both pompous and tedious, yet you imply that people on Facebook are dorks. Which RFC explains *that*?

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Watchdog calls for Google break-up

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Flame

Shoo-in

For FOTW, that is. Some misspellings thrown in for good measure might have helped, but overall you've got the style *down*.

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Google Street View logs WiFi networks, Mac addresses

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Coat

"I don't even use . . ."

In keeping with the traditions of The Reg Luddite Brigade(TM), I don't even use Wi-Fi (presumably some sort of modern iteration of a sound system) or even Ethernet, as that is a far more modern and therefore inferior technology than what I'm used to. Rather, I prefer the "pigeon and a piece of string" network, wherein my pigeon receives a tiny electric shock when I press a key, causing it to tug a piece of string, which then pulls a wire on the far end of the house, closing a contact and illuminating a light, thus alerting my batsman that I would like him to perform a task such as write a letter or smoke me a kipper. There is clearly something wrong with anyone who would bother with a more modern, or indeed different, approach (see also: Facebook, smartphones, versions of Windows later than 2000). I'll stick with my "ancient" technology, thank you very much!

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'Goodness, evilness makes you powerful' - like the Force

Tom Maddox
Stop

Whereas . . .

. . .you are clearly from the land of NeedlessPedantryLandia. Many people refer to the USA as "America" and to its residents as (wait for it) "Americans." Thank you for playing, now back to your cave.

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Rogue admin waits for verdict

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Coat

Ah ha!

You mean the ongoing undercover documentary.

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Apple bans Pulitzer Prize political cartoons from iPhone

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Stop

Now, now

There's no need to Godwin the comments this early.

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Apple's iPad - 'Will It Blend?'

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Unhappy

Speaking of rednecks . . .

Lighten up, Francis.

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Firefox plans fix for decade-old browsing history leak

Tom Maddox
FAIL

Once more, for the record ...

... an Opera user fails to understand what NoScript does. One can also globally disable JavaScript in Firefox and reenable it for individual sites without using an add-on.

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If internet had existed before we were born would we be here now?

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FAIL

This comment

If this comment is the present of commentardism (yes, it's a real word--due to a series of ubiquitous misprints, you can find it in the dictionary right after "gullible"), then *I* feel very sad.

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Tom Maddox
Flame

Allow me to mock you roundly

That's it, really.

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Microsoft tickles Bing with feather duster

Tom Maddox
Coat

Relevance

I was going to do a comparison of such relevant search terms as "shitmantec," "lotus notes sucks," and "opera fanboy scat porn," but it turns out that Bing is not currently returning search results at all.

Advantage: Google!

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Nashville cops trade fire with leprechaun

Tom Maddox
Coat

Sounds like they got . . .

. . . way more than his Lucky Charms.

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 embraces - yes - HTML5

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Coat

Give in to the hate, embrace the Dark Side

"[I]ts market share is in decline thanks to strong competition from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and others."

Wow, relegating Opera to the "and others" category should earn you some blazing hatred. Hope you're wearing your asbestos underwear!

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VMware opens up Workstation 7.1 beta

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Alert

At a guess...

VMware probably doesn't want to cannibalize their ESX/vCenter sales by making Workstation so powerful that customers no longer need the datacenter-scale hypervisors.

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SSD tools crack passwords 100 times faster

Tom Maddox
Troll

Notes?

Trust Notes to try to make a software bug a security "feature."

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Microsoft sends flowers to IE6 funeral

Tom Maddox
FAIL

What are you even talking about?

It wasn't Microsoft who put on the "funeral," but an independent party. Try RTFA next time, you cretinous, drooling nincompoop.

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Opera 10.50 goes from pre-alpha to final in 10 weeks

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FAIL

Jumping in

As usual, the Opera users have no idea what AdBlock and NoScript actually *do*. They're not built in.

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Intel shows off 48 cores

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FAIL

I believe the fail is yours . . .

. . . David Halko.

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Microsoft spits out 'browser choice' update to appease EC antitrust probe

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FAIL

Christ, not this shit again

As has been pointed out repeatedly here and elsewhere, Vista and 7 do not use IE to perform updates. Moran.

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Fanboi Opera lovers get 10.5 beta

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FAIL

Except . . .

. . . without AdBlock and NoScript, its usefulness ranges somewhere between a bag of nothing and a glass hammer.

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Creaky old Windows flaw rises, divides doommongers

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Troll

Caveats notwithstanding . . .

. . . I await the stampede of froth-mouthed penguinistas stumbling over one another to deride Microsoft and Windows.

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60 million Americans don't use the interwebs

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Flame

Ban Brits, too . . .

. . . and reduce the number of smug, self-important twats by 90%.

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Tom Maddox
Flame

So...

Stop using it, then.

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US Army moves rocket-buster raygun from lab to firing range

Tom Maddox
Stop

Darn physics

If it weren't for the inverse-square law, you'd have some kind of valid point.

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Tom Maddox
Stop

Darn those technical terms

Perhaps you should check the dictionary before commenting. No, no, I'll do it. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fuze

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Attack code for Firefox zero-day goes wild, says researcher

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WTF?

Really?

[citation needed]

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Microsoft finally debuts Euro-choose-a-browser screen

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Stop

Actually . . .

Given Opera's ~1% desktop market share, I'd say Microsoft's decision to develop IE 7 and 8 can be squarely attributed to the success of Firefox, with Chrome adding some Johnny-come-lately pressure these days.

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Windows 7 'genuine' nagware winging its way to OS

Tom Maddox
Coat

wat

wat

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Newborn Firefox gets first glimpse of life

Tom Maddox

Give it a rest

No one cares. Posting this from Opera and trying to squeeze out the same functionality I get from Firefox. Seriously, I don't know how you guys live with this POS.

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Google extends Chrome for Fanbois

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Stop

The difference . . .

. . . is that the staff of El Reg have a sense of humor.

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Jedi chapter seeks leader after master resigns

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Stop

Whoa . . .

Pardon me while I back away slowly.

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Intel's 'Tukwila' Itaniums - hot n' pricey

Tom Maddox
Stop

Nice copypasta

Hey, I've seen this wall of text elsewhere! Tear down the wall!

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OpenOffice is the new David Hasselhoff

Tom Maddox
Troll

7/10

Would have rated it higher but it needs more misspellings and ALL CAPS ranting.

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Drink beer not fizzy pop for pity's sake, say boffins

Tom Maddox
FAIL

Your point?

I'm sure you have one, but I'm just not grasping it.

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MoD turns to bloggers for advice on UK defence policy

Tom Maddox
Coat

ORLY?

"[T]he Chief of the Defence Staff - Air Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup" -- I think I see part of your problem. There's no way this person can be real, therefore it's clear that the British High Command has been infiltrated by Anonymous or some other group of pranksters determined to throw the military into disarray. Sounds like it's working, too!

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Facebook re-write takes PHP to an enterprise past

Tom Maddox
Coat

Let me be the first . . .

. . . in the inevitable flood of comments which say, "Who even cares? I don't use MyFaceTwitJournal because of a) privacy b) being far too cool c) my massive, engorged, throbbing penis. Ladies, I'm talking to *you*!"

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Transformers up for seven Razzies

Tom Maddox
Flame

I know, right?

Goddamn critics with their "standards" of "quality." They should be content to sit back with a six-pack of good old American lager and take a break from ESPN with a good old American explosion-fest. Plot? Story? Dialogue? These are for effete, cheese-eating (with the exception of good old American Kraft singles), wine-drinking, arugula-buying, socialistic, probable-homosexual, Obama-electing, limp-wristed, namby-pamby intellectuals. The day will come when we vote from the rooftops, and the movie critics will be the first against the wall!

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French mock British G-spot probe

Tom Maddox
FAIL

So what you're saying . . .

. . . is that the lead scientist is from the only European nation renowned for being even more uptight and stodgy than England?

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Tom Maddox
Thumb Down

Good luck with that

How often do binary answers work in psychology or indeed physiology?

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Who ate all the iPies?

Tom Maddox
Stop

And?

The analysis is wrong how?

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Next from Apple: The Pocket iPad

Tom Maddox
Unhappy

Um

Not sure if serious.

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Tom Maddox
FAIL

Yes

Yes, you are.

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Swiss computing lab offers free bug-immunity tool

Tom Maddox
Coat

Dim Unix?

So it's really just a repacked (insert your least favorite Unix flavor), then?

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Steve Jobs uncloaks the 'iPad'

Tom Maddox
Coat

At 9.7 inches . . .

. . . the iPad is good for those heavy flow days! Mine's the one with the string attached (yes, strings are on tampons, I know).

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IBM's monster tape will take three days to fill

Tom Maddox
FAIL

Offsite

Some of us who work in the real world have to do things like send backup data offsite (it's a good idea even if it's not a requirement, but I guess you wouldn't know that). Tape is actually quite fast for backup (less so for recovery), especially with compression, and it retains the data for longer than an unpowered hard drive.

Other than those objections, your point is valid.

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Teen attacks father in Fifa 2009 fight

Tom Maddox
WTF?

Please

Football, non-violent? In EUROPE?! The players, sure, but what about the fans?

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Death of a commentard: Can the iSlate kill off Web 2.0?

Tom Maddox
FAIL

XKCD

http://xkcd.com/202/

In any case, nothing will stop a true commentard from spewing ignorant bile into the Intertubes. Nothing.

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Firefox 3.6 goes live and final

Tom Maddox
Troll

#includeOperaUserHate

I'll just lurk around in anticipation of the spew of bilious hatred from the Opera user community.

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