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* Posts by croaker

50 posts • joined 13 Jun 2011

Leak of '5 MEELLLION Gmail passwords' creates security flap

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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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croaker

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

croaker
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?

croaker
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

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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

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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

croaker
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

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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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Bone-bothering boffins build GIANT penguin from fossils

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Coat

Re: Re: What?

>>but I'd call a three metre tall man giant.

Shirley that would be "sir!"?

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Symantec sues rivals in backup patents spat

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Previous Art

Didn't Laplink did most of that a very, very long time ago? Was that a Norton/Symantec product?

Along with Bakunin's list (see above) there must be prior art...

Knob-ends.

Acronis et-al should just pull out of the US market until it's populance realises what a crock those Software Patents are.

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Penang fraud gang 'ringleader' snared by Taiwan police

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Good

What about those scammers calling old folks in the UK and telling them they're from Microsoft and their PC is spouting errors onto the Internet?

Where's a (cyber) policeman when you need one?

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Survey: Apprenticeships will fix IT skills gap

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FAIL

B****KS

For as long as I've been in IT (some 25 years) in both "chimp" and CTO roles there has been this "skills shortage". It seems the only people telling us there is a problem is training companies and recruiters - ie people with a vested interest in scamming the public for useless courses or fictitious jobs.

Ask any of the current unemployed IT professionals whether there's a skills shortage!

Show me a company that can't get skilled staff (and I'm not talking about the poorly run ones who no-one wants to work for or pays peanuts or won't train their current staff)!

A big fat hairy elephant b*****ks to this survey. It's wrong.

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Gone in a Flash: Adobe's long march to HTML5

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FAIL

hello...goodbye

As a successful professional web developer, it's one technology I've never learnt to code and now I'll never need to.

Brilliant!

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A rapid first hands-on: Nokia’s Windows phones

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Don't knock Mr Tumble

He's a god amongst toddlers!!

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Acer UK boss Watkins quits

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Facepalm

also not surprised

Selling kit with a build quality of £50 for £500 to the customer is never going to be a good business model.

They should trying being more honest and sell their kit in the right price bracket!

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Ten reasons why you shouldn't buy an iPhone 5

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good points well made

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Microsoft milks Casio for using Linux

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Trollface

Don't ship to the US!!

I've said it before and I'll say it again.

Until the US citizens rise up and force a law change on Patents, do not R&D in, or ship your products to, the USA. They'll soon get the message when they can't buy the watch they want without a plane flight to Europe!

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Hunt for long-lost Apollo 10 moon lander adrift in space

croaker

Orbit? Tosh.

It's in a hanger somewhere in the Nevada desert along with the CSM and was reused for the fake Apollo 11 footage ;)

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Sea eagles menace Scottish children

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Linux

leave the birds alone and they'll leave you alone.. simple

What if Farquharson went into a Restaurant, walked up to the corner table and took a plate of food from a burly scotsman.

I think he might get twatted then too.

(tux because it's the nearest thing to an eagle)

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Angry Birds, other iPhone games shotgunned by Lodsys

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Stop

Don't ship to the US!!

the whole problem will go away very quickly if we all just stop shipping our hard work to US customers.

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Google+ hits the iPhone

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FAIL

No iPod Touch support!!

wot a pile of pants

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Apple flings patent lawsuit at HTC (again)

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Black Helicopters

Just stop selling to the US market

If all these non-US companies just stopped shipping to the US the problem would go away.

No litigation to worry about and (eventually) the dim-witted US citizen would realise they're missing out and force a change to the frankly stupid patent system.

Easy

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UK will obey barmy Euro unisex-insurance rules from 2013

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Unhappy

Whodunit?

Who was the knobhead that took the case to court in the first place? They need a jolly good pummelling

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Lego Star Wars to be celebrated in TV special

croaker
FAIL

3D?

Until we can walk around a little Princess Leia appearing on our desks saying "Help me Obi Wan", then we WON'T HAVE 3D!!

Current "3D" is just 2D with a slimmer wallet, squinty eyes and a head-ache.

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Acer to dump 3 million laptops onto European market

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Good for us laptop repair companies!!

Acer = cheap tat that breaks quickly = more business for me fixing them.

Bring them on (but ship to the UK please, not other Europeans)...

also, to the Chinese/Hong Kong ebayers - please stock up on cheap parts!!

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