* Posts by croaker

67 posts • joined 13 Jun 2011

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BlackBerry snips Alcatel label off a midrange biz 'Droid, sells it for $299

croaker

Nope

Same Android OS update cycle => non-existent.

Can't rooted

Crap camera

No thanks.

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Brexit has left a regulatory black hole for digital, say MPs

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Re: So the trouble with taking back control

>> The big problem for the UK government is going to be justifying to the electorate the necessity of keeping the vast majority of EU derived laws in place whether or not we make it into the single market.

Nah. Don't tell them and they won't care. All they care about is less brown people buying houses

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Microsoft releases cross-platform .NET Core 1.0 at Linux event

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FAIL

Dear software developers...

Just so you know and before you start work, there's a cat in hell's chance of me using any of your code on my linux boxes if MS's .Net libraries have been used to develop your software.

There's plenty of proper open source enterprise qualities libraries out there. Use them if you want me to use your software.

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Don't go chasing waterfalls, please stick... Hang on. They're back

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FSS. Agile? Waterfall? Fag packet? Just do what works in your organisation to get the job done.

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Getty on Google: It’s all about traffic, duh

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60 million images I won't be buying or looking at

As a web developer, I only use Open Sourced or self-created images. I will not buy.

Getty's business model is flawed and it's not Google's fault they can't make money

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Facebook tells Viz to f**k right off

croaker

BIG FAT ELEPHANT'S FANNY

My standard response to anyone that says "don't swear"

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National Pupil Database engorged to 20 million individual kids' records

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Remove names

It shouldn't be rocket science to make the records of school leavers anonymous each July. That way they have the data but it's not linked to an identifiable person for ever.

Whatever, this system should not be Internet facing

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Crossroads preps pesky product portfolio selloff

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Mushroom

couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of f**g leaches

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Samsung trolls Google, adds adblockers to phones

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Galaxy Note 2

Recent did this myself on my Galaxy Note 2 since Samsung & O2 refuse to keep Android up to date on it.

Cyanogenmod, Privacy Guard, AdAway, Firefox, Adblock Edge, Ghostery. I now have no adverts anywhere except those sites and Apps I actively want to support (El reg etc.)

I'm back in control and Advertisers can f***k themselves and their malware spewing shite.

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For pity's sake, enterprises, upgrade your mobile OS - report

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Apple

With an old apple device you can't update because they've removed support for it in their update.*

The fix? Buy a new one.

F***ers

[* generalisation but still true. I know people who have been bitten.]

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Learn you Func Prog on five minute quick!

croaker

Er. No thanks...

... carries on quite happily as I am...

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Doctor Who returns to our screens next week – so, WHO is the worst Time Lord of them all?

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Sylvester McCoy

His run was appalling but it wasn't his fault - he did his best with shite scripts, shite special effects and shite supporting actors

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Yow! It's the HOT NEW 'Collections' from Google! Oh wait ... it's a Google+ thing

croaker

Google+ is...

... Facebook for grown-ups.

I use both. FB for keeping in touch with "friends", G+ for keeping up with Industry & work related groups, news and comment.

There's room for both

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Quantum computers have failed. So now for the science

croaker

Re: 4 pages ?!

x4 pages = x4 adverts

And they wonder why people use ad-block...

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Cloudera doesn't want your money, honey, it wants your LOVE!

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Happy

ooh. Transvision Vamp reference...

... firing up Rhythmbox...

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ASA slaps Ebuyer AGAIN - this time for ignoring regulator

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Go

So who to use now?

I've never had a problem with eBuyer - but never needed to use their customer service either.

I do try and use vendors who play nice so who should I be using instead then?

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Leak of '5 MEELLLION Gmail passwords' creates security flap

croaker

Re: Multi-user authentication?

Needs two people to log into your account. Simple!

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Distributed Linux OS wizards CoreOS release first commercial product

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updating it automatically

>>hopes to keep the OS up to date: by updating it automatically for its users

Not sure that's a good idea. Like giving out your root password to a chimp?

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VMware seeks patent for IM chats between servers and sysadmins

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Prior art

NET send from DOS SMB stack in the '80s

+ Windows 3.11 and greater

Just f**k off VMWare

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Sony Xperia Z2: What we REALLY thought of this Android fondleslab

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Halve the price...

... and I might be interested.

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Whitehall and Microsoft negotiate NHS Windows XP hacker survival plan

croaker
Linux

Upgrade o Linux

Ubuntu + Wine

Give the new MS money to Open Source instead

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3CX PBX for Windows: Everything you ever wanted from a phone system

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FAIL

Pricing

"Cost: Pricing is based on the number of concurrent calls and includes one year's maintenance. It starts at four concurrent calls for €395 and scales to 1,024 concurrent calls at €34,995."

Whereas Asterix is FREE!!

I won't be buying.

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Study accuses media companies of cooking the books on piracy losses

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Holmes

icon

that is all

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Apple can't dump Samsung, it needs those iPad displays – report

croaker

Re: new format

... get a bigger screen?

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Re: new format

erm...

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Washout 2012 summer, melty Greenland 'nothing to do with Arctic ice or warm oceans'

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Alien

Ming

All this stuff has nothing to do with CO2, artic melting, el-nino/la nina, cows farting or too many brown/yellow people.

It's Ming the Merciless screwing with us.

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Doctor Who? 12th incarnation sought after Matt Smith quits

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or Julian Barratt

The post is required, and must contain letters.

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Richard Ayoade

That is all.

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Help save the endangered QUANTUM OWL, pleads Reg man

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FAIL

>>Joining is pathetically easy

No it's not.

Apart from the link in the article being broken, there's absolutely no mention of memberhsips or how to join on the main website.

I was going to join right now. Today. But I'm not now...

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Rid yourself of Adobe: New Firefox 19.0 gets JAVASCRIPT PDF viewer

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Doesn't print properly

Ubuntu 12.04, FF19.

Views nicely but won't print an A4 sheet to scale :(

Nice try but not quite there yet...

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Skills shortage may crimp Asia's IT rise

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FAIL

Skills shortage

Is this same (fictitious) Skills shortage we allegedly have in the UK?

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Sandy Island does exist - on a 1908 chart

croaker

Re: Sandy Island = R'lyeh!!

my thoughts exactly

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Should Microsoft merge Office into Windows - or snap it off?

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Linux

Should Microsoft merge Office into Windows?

They should drop the whole office suite and start contributing to LibreOffice ;)

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Apple files 'Shake to Print' iOS patent application

croaker
FAIL

Prior Art

Homosapians have been waving theirs hands around for over 60,000 years - and Apple are now patenting it?

F***ing ridiculous.

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Who queues for an iPhone 5? Protesters, hipsters and the jobless

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: I love gadget queues!

keyboard please - and a screen wipe...

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Ten digital radios to suit all budgets

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FAIL

Useless - all of them

They may work OK if you're on the top of a hill in the city but anywhere else - they're door stops.

Wait until the DAB coverage equals FM and then think about it...

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Firefox, Opera allow crooks to hide an entire phish site in a link

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Re: Humph!

clever. good example. well done

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Anonymous declares war after French firm trademarks its logo

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Pirate

Re: Stupid or suspicious?

you might be onto something there...

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Well-funded Meteor poised to impact web development

croaker
FAIL

meh

meh

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Europe's prang-phone-in-every-car to cost €5m per life saved

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FAIL

useless in devon

I travel a lot around the back roads of Devon. Usually I don't get a mobile phone signal. So, I'm paying more for a new car with no benefit to me. Well done Brussels ⇐ knobends!

No doubt there'll be a a little wire from the battery to these things. No-one can track my whereabouts if I snip the wire.

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UK websites: No one bothers with cookie law, why should we?

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Go

Excellent Revenue Generator

Thanks UK government for helping small business!!

30mins to build a complience widget, 100 website customers at £100 per implementation = £10,000 lovely pounds for me.

Yippee

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EMC: Atmos CAN mix an excellent cloudy cocktail

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Alien

Hmm

Atmos. The firm that helped the Sontarans invade Earth.

Not sure I'd trust them with my data...

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Hanging's too good for 'em - so what do you suggest?

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Happy

Mega City Iso-Cubes

That is all

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Microsoft lobs out first Skype for Windows Phone

croaker
Facepalm

Hey! MS!!

Let's make existing version work properly before releasing new products that don't work properly.

Yes, I'm talking about the linux version that's been in purpetual beta for I-don't-know-how-many-years.

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Austrian village considers a F**king name change

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Boffin

solutions people - please!

put the town's signs 10m in the air and round off the bolts so they can't be undone.

a fake webcam in day-glo orange nearby should do the trick

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Coders' 'lives sucked out' by black-and-white Visual Studio 11

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Boffin

real coders use notepad

that is all

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Pope Benedict in .XXX pro-Islam cybersquat drama

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Joke

My (e)book is better than your (e)book

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Crucial pledges PC performance boost with Adrenaline

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Unhappy

Pah!

Windows 7 only.

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Microsoft tripped up by Blighty's techie skills gap

croaker
WTF?

So What?

1. Proper Computer Engineers use Linux and laugh in the face of Microsoft's purile offerings

2. THERE IS **NO** SKILLS GAP IN THE UK. Just useless agency sales reps with little or no appreciation of computing skills and moronic CIOs who won't read CVs futher than what ineffectual vendor certifications the candidate has.

Sounding bitter? Not really. I'm successfully self-employed after a successful career as a CIO

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