* Posts by MrDamage

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Microsoft 'showers gold' on anti-Google Cyanogen and its Android alternative

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Re: ow!

May I expand on your comment?

Cyanogen + MS Financial Backing = Good

Cyanogen run by MS = Bad

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Linux chaps want to recycle your mobe as a supercomputer

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Re: What an amazing idea...

If you dont believe that more of something is automatically better, what system, may I ask, did you write that reply on?

Was it a system with a multi-core CPU? Did it have more than 1gb of RAM? More than 1GB of hard drive space? Did it, perchance, have a multi-monitor display?

The stupid analogy is yours, good sir.

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Re: What an amazing idea...

You mean its pointless like how car manufacturers realised that instead of using a single cylinder, they could cluster them in a V, W, straight, or horizontally opposed configuration, and get far more life and performance out of said cluster, than they could from the single piston?

We need a car analogy icon.

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Facebook: Oi, Lizard Squad – we can take down our own site, ta

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And in other news...

Workplace productivity was up 76%, and students were spotted actually paying attention to the teacher/lecturer.

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Wall St wolves tear chunk off Microsoft: There goes $30bn!

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Re: "hell, they should be forced to use Windows ME."

OK, not ME then. How about Vista on a 1.8Ghz Celeron, 1gb of RAM, onboard graphics with shared memory, and 40gb HDD?

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NO WARRANTS NEEDED for metadata access, argues Oz A-G

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Hey Brandis

Fuck Off.

That is all.

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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You don't own your Windows install, you own a licence to it.

That all depends on which country you are in. In Australia, software is a product that you own, not a licence that you own.

Also, given that the EULA only pops up after I have paid my money for the product, this renders the EULA invalid under Australian consumer law, as you cannot impose extra terms and conditions after the point of sale.

What really interests me though is "the supported lifetime of the product". Given most of the regulars here are technically based folks, odds on at least 90% of us are supporting at least one device that went end-of-life with the manufacturer years ago, but that does not stop us from supporting it.

Companies and their lawyers like playing semantics, lets see how well they go when end users start playing semantics back at them.

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Nope. That's not our FAKE BOMB say Oz spooks and cops

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The reason terrorists arent attacking Australia

Is that they're too busy laughing at our security services who are doing their job for them.

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SCREW you, GLASSHOLES! Microsoft unveils HoloLens

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Pint

Potential

HoloLens + Portal + Tab of Acid = Hours of fun watching people jumping into walls and hurting themselves.

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'If you see a stylus, they BLEW it' – Steve Jobs. REMEMBER, Apple?

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Re: Who wants Handwriting Recognition anyway?

Apple? Handwriting recognition? Poor Martha.

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Scary code of the week: Valve Steam CLEANS Linux PCs (if you're not careful)

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Re: Scumbag Steve Meme goes here

Accidentally nuking one drive by a repair shop is one thing, having all drives nuked by poorly written code is quite another.

The term "fit for purpose" springs to mind, which this software clearly isn't.

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Ross Ulbricht trial Day One: 'I DID invent Silk Road ... but I'm innocent'

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Scouring the rest of the interwebs to disprove another one of DPR's lies. Because according to my own internet based research, there is not a shortage of perfect breasts in the world.

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Icelandic brewers knock up whale 'nad beer

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But.....

After allowing the contents of the bottle to slide onto your throat, do you spit, or swallow?

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Boffins open 'space travel bureau': Come relax on exoplanet Kepler-16b, says NASA

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Re: What?

Right up until the stone-tipped spear weilding Ewoks mounted a successful ambush on armoured, laser-rifle weilding Stormtroopers. Then it became a History Channel special.

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CES: WELCOME YOUR ROBOT OVERLORDS... and, er, co-workers

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Look on the bright side

At least there wont be a murder charge should you be tempted to take a pipe wrench to the face of whoever is following you around.

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Right to be forgotten? That’s not Google’s call – data MEP Albrecht

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Re: “Google’s right to have nice search results”.

But hard for them to do that when the EU keeps telling them to forget results.

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ALIEN fossils ON MARS: Curiosity snaps evidence of life

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Little Green Men

We all knew little green men came from Mars. We just didnt realise how little until now.

Douglas Adams was right. Their invasion fleet must have been eaten by a small dog.

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Ex-Microsoft Bug Bounty dev forced to decrypt laptop for Paris airport official

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Re: Phil O'Sophical Not a problem

"Since the measures were brought in there was not been a single successful bomb attack on a Western airliner this century."

Unless you count the case in which a few airliners were actually used as the bombs themselves.

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Re: Unfortunate

Just like how your "insightful" post was compromised because some lowlife (that would be you by the way) decided not to actually read the fucking article, and instead make tinfoil-hatesque statements.

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Arrr: The only Pirate in European Parliament to weigh in on copyright

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Re: The clueless leading the gullible

Oh, you mean the same "entitlement mentality" the various publishers have, demanding that they are entitled to charge us numerous times for the exact same material, because they skimped on providing us with an actual quality product that is unable to withstand the rigours of being used exactly as intended (ie; chewed tapes, disks shattering whilst spinning on the drives)

Or that they think they are entitled to permanent profits from people who are long since dead?

Or that they are entitled to install rootkits and other invasive software onto our PC's, especially when this information is not provided to the consumer prior to the point of purchase, and then pointing out how its covered by their EULA (which is unenforcable due to the lack of information they give prior to purchase)?

And for the last time, copyright infringement is NOT theft. Read carefuly, NOT THEFT.

When you steal, you take the original item away from the owner, leaving them bereft of said item, and unable to derive any income/pleasure from it. Copying a movie/music/book does not remove the original from the owner.

Lets face it, shills like you dug the very graves in which you lie, and complain loudest when people start to fill in that grave. Thankfully, soon your whiney bitching will stop and we wont have to listen to you anymore.

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Elite:Dangerous goes TITSUP

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Re: not standing up for the game but

I only have one question.

How can a universe, which is vastly affected by the online activities of thousands, if not millions of other players, be called "Single Player Mode"?

Thats right, it can't. If other players are affecting your gameplay, you arent playing by yourself.

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Hilton, Marriott and co want permission to JAM guests' personal Wi-Fi

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Let the petition go through

Once the hotels have "permission" to interrupt other wireless networks, camp on the footpath outside said hotels with a wifi hotspot. Wait until devices get kicked because the hotel in question is unable to limit their damage to within hotel property, sue them for breach of the computer misuse act, then profit.

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Frustration with Elite:Dangerous boils over into 'Refund Quest'

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Re: Arguing over nothing

Lets try a car analogy, then you might end up understanding the issue here.

Kickstarter project for a funky new off-road capable vehicle gets established. People like the looks of it, because it reminds them of the old VW based Dune Buggy's they used to see tearing around when they were kids. They help fund the kickstarter project to get the car off the ground, based on the manufacturers promises of it being a capable off-road vehicle.

A month before release, they quietly whisper in a small article in an obscure Lithuanian motoring magazine, that it will no longer be fully capable of off-road travel due to "suspension aesthetics", but the only way you can take it "off road" is on gravel driveways, at a top speed of 5km/h.

People justifably get upset, demand a refund due to the broken promises.

Then people like you come along, claiming that gravel driveways are off-road enough for your liking, and completely ignoring the fact that others wanted to go tearing around Fraser Island, as that was the capability that was initially promised to them. You also ignore tha fact the manufacturer is capable of remotely tuning the suspension based on how others drive their vehicles, and because others dont even bother going off road, suspension is tightened to the point where you cannot even go down gravel driveways anymore, even at 5km/h.

Offline mode means EXACTLY that. Offline, not "connected solo play"*.

*"connected solo play" sounds suspiciously like someone doing the white knuckle shuffle to something being streamed by Redtube.

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Terror bomb victims demanding Iran's .ir will appeal US ruling

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Let them set the precedent

And then we'll see how they like it when the oppressed residents of the Gaza strip are able to claim Israel's TLD in compensation for the human rights violations they have endured at the hands of Israel's expansionist policies.

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NASA asks world+dog to name Mercury's craters (back off, 4chan)

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Why back off 4chan?

It's safe to assume that Mercury is just as pockmarked as the average 4chan users face.

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Google must free us from 'invisible web of our personal data' – DPA

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Re: You can't fix stupidity.

"As you are all atheists anyway how could you even care, you already outlawed morality because it has a basis in religion."

You don't need to be a religious person in order to be a good person. For you to claim otherwise is just an attempt by you to add a strawman argument to your already flawed, and bullshit logic.

"The statement "We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions of this agreement at will" is included in almost every software or other contract."

Which makes the entire contract or EULA invalid, as even a novice knows that a contract is a set of terms and conditions agreed to by both parties at the onset. For one party to claim the right to change them at will, renders said contract unenforcable (and illegal depending on your jurisdiction).

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You can't fix stupidity.

So you have just proudly admitted you are beyond help and redemption.

You cannot just go along and change the T&C's, and then expect everyone to agree to them in order to continue using the service, whether it is free, or paid for.

Morally, if not legally, you must give advance warning of the changes, so that those who do not agree to whatever changes have been made, have plenty of time to retrieve their data, delete their profiles, and get the hell out of Dodge.

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Microsoft whips out real-time translator for Skype calls

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English and Spanish only

Do they also include the scouser and homie dialects?

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Boffins weigh in to perfect kilogram quest with LEGO kit

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One percent accuracy

I can just look at something and guestimate its weight with a 1% chance of accuracy.

I do believe you mean margin of error. Or 99% accuracy.

But enquiring minds want to know, how accurate is it at measuring jubs?

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Has your STARFISH been DRIBBLING awful SLIME? Scientists now know WHY

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Re: I wonder...

Given our track record with the cane toad, it will probably denude the reefs, infect the fish, and then go along despoiling the flesh of the beauties who like to give their white pointers some time in the sun.

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You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes

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Trollface

FTFY

Users who don't update their anti-virus may as well uninstall it according to infection rate statistics published by Microsoft.

User who don’t update their operating system away from Microsoft, may as well install virii themselves, according to infection rate statistics published by world + dog.

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BOFH: An UNHOLY MATCH forged amid the sweet smell of bullsh*t

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Re: "Like money on expensive consultants?" I ask

In a company I once worked for, we referred to all of the consultants as seagulls.

They fly in, make a lot of noise, shit on everything, and then fuck off with your chips.

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Clara goes to the dark side, with dark secrets revealed in Dark Water

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WTF?

Re: On the subject of spoilers...

You mean the "Next Week on Doctor Who" bit at the end of every episode, which clearly shows the cybermen marching down the stairs, wasn't a spoiler, but because it's in El Reg's tagline, it is?

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How?

"And, how was it that the Doctor pushes open the doors to the mausoleum to walk down the steps of St Pauls’ in Central London? More “Time Lord” technology?"

Tardis perhaps? Bigger on the inside as it is on the outside, as we have quite often heard repeated so many times in previous episodes.

With fancy schmancy teleportation doodads, the general public walking into thnecathedral could easily be whisked away to some room that looks like the interior of the cathedral proper, while those with the correct credentials enter the 3W complex

If the Master was trapped on Gallifrey, then not only would he have had access to the TL hard drive, then he had just as much access to a Tardis. Being the Doctor's equal, he too could have just over-ridden safety protocols, flicked a few switch, smacked the console with a pipe wrench (or shoe as per the threat that was in this episode), and burst his way out of his prison, just as we see the Doctor doing on several occasions.

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BOFH: Stop your tiers – when it comes to storage, LESS is MORE

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Re: But... But...

It does. The cattle prod is used when the user demands IT retrieve said data for them.

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Microsoft to bake Skype into IE, without plugins

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Coat

sensible, usable alternative.

Lotus Notes?

I'll get my coat. Its the flameproof one lined with kevlar.

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HUGE SHARK as big as a WWII SUBMARINE died out, allowing whales to exist

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Re: who would win?

Watch Megashark vs Mechashark to find out.

But dont come running to me demanding 90 minutes of your life back.

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MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

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Women's brains are more efficient.

Pick up any women's magazine that just about every male will agree is complete crap, and then tell me how efficient women's minds are if they can't recognise the same lack of value in said mag as men.

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Lunar Involvement

It is more than likely due to the extra light from a full moon allowing the ancient menfolk to go about on some prologned hunting trips, and leaving the women to scream their heads off at each other, than it has to do with lunar gravity.

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Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!

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You are confused.

Surrogacy is not adoption.

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Hey, non-US websites – FBI don't have to show you any stinkin' warrant

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If the FBI hacked the foreign server

Then is is still illegally obtained, as they only have the scope to work within the USA, not outside. That's the CIA's job.

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Is Apple incubating a Macbook, iPad bastard child?

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MacPad

Sounds like a scottish sanitary napkin.

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BENDY iPhone 6, you say? Pah, warp claims are bent out of shape: Consumer Reports

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Re: Is There A Racism Angle Here?

"What other company making anything from nappies to paperclips to Nobel Prizes has come under such a semi-organized, endless campaign of belittlement?"

Plenty. Just go to The Checkout for some viewing pleasure.

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WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups

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Drag 'em back to t'cave.

Always remember to drag them by the hair.

Drag them feet first, and they fill up with dirt.

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Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility

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Game of Thrones

GoT is a great example of why Big Content has to pull their finger out of their arses to deliver content in a timely and affordable manner.

It used to be available on iTunes and Amazon for about $8/episode, until Foxtel tied HBO up with an exclusivity deal. Now, in order to get GoT on time, you are forced to subscribe to Foxtel for about $80/month. That equates to paying more than double compared to what you previously paid per episode.

Sure, you will also get another 30 odd channels (I refuse to count the +2 channels, as they're just repeats), but most of those channels you will not watch, as who needs another Impulse Buying Network, or endless re-runs of The Golden Girls, or Nazi Aliens in Spaaaaaaaace (History Channel), or Storage Wars (insert redneck state here), Vapid Housewives of (insert another state here), and the list goes on.

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Not pro Bono: Apple's audio junk mail made spammers' lives easier

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Have you checked your EULA?

Is it clearly printer on the outside of the box?

Do the sales-droids hand me a written copy to peruse prior to me handing over my hand earned money?

No?

Then under Australian consumer law, it is illegal, and unenforceable. All terms and conditions of a sale must, by law, be made apparent to the consumer prior to the point of purchase.

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Microsoft splurges 2½ INSTAGRAMS buying Minecraft maker Mojang

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How long

Until the first screenshots of the blue block screen of death start circulating?

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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

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Overlord

Another fun game to be evil in.

I've also got Dungeons, but I don't seem to enjoy it as much as DK or Overlord.

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Forgive my ignorance

But what is KeeperFX?

Have they reworked DK with graphical updates and such?

I still play it on an old 486 running Win98 I keep handy for my older games collection. I still make it a point of playing the Baldurs Gate series at least once a year.

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Uber alles-holes, claims lawsuit: Taxi biz sued by blind passengers

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Re: Sounds very suspicious ..

It may in fact be an internal sabotage attempt by the taxi industry, especially given the "common knowledge" of organised crime syndicates controlling a bunch of taxi tokens and companies.

Get a few of their drivers to work for Uber in their spare time, and deliberately perform stunts like this in order to bring down a competitor from within.

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