* Posts by Irongut

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Android Studio 2.0 preview gives developers instant preview of code changes

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From my experience of Android dev tools...

What Google says: The Android emulator is now faster!

What Google means: We upgraded our dev machines since the last time we used the emulator.

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MS Future Decoded conference, or The Empire Strikes Back

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Re: This is why I love El Reg!

I wanted to join the open sores community but decided that leprosy was going too far. ;)

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Opera Jon's sparkling Vivaldi proves the browser isn't dead

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Re: I like it

Yet another Chromium browser? No thanks.

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Re: Welcome back

You don't need to worry about being the product, you need to worry about your reading skills. The business model is in the article:

"It’s not only adopting the Opera ethos, but also it’s business model. He’s confident that with a few million users the search and affiliate fees will pay for the development team."

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Star Trek to go boldly back onto telly, then beam down in streams

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Well-received?

On which planet was Lens Flare Trek well-received? Certainly not this one.

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If MR ROBOT was realistic, he’d be in an Iron Maiden t-shirt and SMELL of WEE

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Re: Movie OS @Destroy All Monsters

"Who writes code with a headset on?"

Me. On the rare occasion I'm in an office I need the headset so I can still listen to music without annoying the hell out of everyone else with my choice in thrash, industrial and jazz, and when I'm working from home I need it to speak to my colleagues.

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Google's .bro file format changed to .br after gender bother

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Seriously?

They should have renamed it to .twats.

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Silicon Valley fights European Court of Justice ruling with small print

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Re: Lot of nonsense

"We have T&C's that state any interaction with the company is subject to US laws and litigation must be commenced in Orange County, California."

Please tell us the name of your employer so we can add them to our 'do not do business with these weasels' blacklists.

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'One Windows' crunch time: Microsoft tempts with glittery new devices

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Hahahahaha. Oh that is funny, are you here all week?

Google are famous for dropping popular projects with little notice for no apparent reason.

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Google Chromecast 2015: Puck-on-a-string fun ... why not, for £30?

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Having watched almost no broadcast TV this year (exception for the TT and Irish road races) and almost exclusively watched content streamed by Chromecast instead...

Watching video over wireless works perfectly.

Well written smartphone apps work much better than remote controls.

Streaming devices do not need to be wired or come with a terrible remote control.

Who needs a remote control when one app controls video playback and another controls the TV? I can always find my phone but never the remote and there's more than one phone in the house.

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Google's Nest weaves new Weave protocol that isn't Google's Weave

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I still fail to see the point of an expensive thermostat with internets.

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US watchdog POKES STICK at Google's Android over rival-blocking allegations

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Not entirely true. To use the Amazon app store you have to enable installation from untrusted sources complete with a security warning that you shouldn't do so. You have to enable that feature just to install the Amazon app store. I imagine that puts a lot of users off. It would be trivial for Google to give that feature a whitelist, perhaps with the Amazon store included by default, but they don't.

I don't remember Windows telling you that using a browser other than IE would be a security risk or preventing you installing another browser.

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These US Presidential contestants can't even secure their websites – what hope for America?

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Jeb Bush

Must be the first test he's ever passed.

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RFID wants to TRACK my TODGER, so I am going to CUT it OFF

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What year is this?

Dabbsy sounds like one of my rants from 10 - 15 years ago.

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Microsoft's 'anti-malware Device Guard' in Windows 10: How it works, what you need

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Re: Fine for exes...

"well-managed enterprise workstations" do not have Java installed.

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Brown kid with Arab name arrested for bringing home-made clock to school

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Re: Ojustaboo Hysteria @Matt Bryant

The Glasgow Airport attempt was not half-arsed it was clueless, idiotic and a complete failure. Even without the bollards a burning jeep full of petrol in the front doors would have done very little. Anyone who knows Glasgow Airport or has driven round it could think of a dozen better plans to cause chaos in five minutes. The most shocking thing about it was that those people were working in the NHS - not from an "oh my god terrorists in the NHS" point of view but from a "how did such brainless idiots get jobs in the NHS?" point of view.

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'To read this page, please turn off your ad blocker...'

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It's not the ads I object to but the trackers that go along with them and most web devs insistance on using Google Fucking Analytics (it's full name). I have no problem with non-intrusive ads from companies that don't think that 1984 and the NSA are something to aspire to.

I object to sites that tell me to turn off ad blocking or they won't show me some content. I'm not blocking ads, I'm blockiing the dozen or more trackers that you have on the page for Google, Facebook, Adobe, a bunch of ad agencies and god knows who else.

In the words of Otis Lee Crenshaw - "women call it stalking."

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WinPhone community descends into CANNIBALISM and WOE

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Scaring potential customers away

I considered WinPho earlier this year when upgrading my mobile. I'd been using Win8.1 on a tablet for about 6 months and found it really good, Google's evil business practices and crap code were pissing me off again and I was a prime target for a flagship WinPho. But, knowing WinPho10 was due soon(ish) and with all the confusion around what it would be like I ended up buying an S6 Edge. Probably for the best, Win10 tablet mode is not as good as Win8.1 was on my tablet. :(

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As McAfee runs for US President – we ask a crucial question: Will Reg readers back him?

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Re: Can he get this fucking site to use TLS?

Stop using the same password for El Reg and your bank account... problem solved!

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I want my EPG, say Windows Media Center users left in dire straits

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Win10 has no Media Centre. Hence why one of my PCs will never be upgraded.

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Is John McAfee running for US president? 'My campaign manager told me not to comment'

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Any UK party would also fit the bill. They are all dickheads.

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Russian regulator bans PornHub for its ‘illegal pornography’

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Re: There is prob a gay video

I disagree. Based on his holiday snaps I think Putin likes that kind of video more than he would like to admit.

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Ofcom issues stern warning over fake caller number ID scam

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Re: It should be illegal ...

Because making something illegal ensures it never happens.

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BOFH: Power corrupts, uninterrupted power corrupts absolutely

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Re: And that's why I keep a stashed UPS that runs on car batteries...

Have you considered that if your desktop takes 20m to reboot then there's something wrong with it? Or is that how long it takes you to fill the hopper with coal?

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The little red light went out and everything.

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Wangling my way into the 4K gaming club with a water-cooled whopper

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Re: 4k vs VR

VR is a niche product for specific uses. Much like voice control.

I'll take a decent size monitor over VR any day.

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FAIL

If you actually read the article you may have noticed "this guy" is decidedly feminine and is called Lucy. She's even pictured in case you missed the byline.

And, uncanny valley is to do with computer graphics, usually in films, and nothing to do with human like robots.

So double FAIL to you!

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Ashley Madison: ‘Our site is full of women, and members are growing’

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A Mr Gerald Ratner would like to disagree with you. He has 500 million reasons why you're wrong.

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Scrapheap challenge: How Amazon and Google are dumbing down the gogglebox

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FAIL

I would up vote you but you failed your own intelligence test. Double fail.

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Perhaps the AIpocalypse ISN'T imminent – if Google Translate is anything to go by, that is

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Re: Google Translate? It's actually useful/usable if you know what you're doing

No its utter crap. I regualrly use it to 'translate' German and Italian. It puts words in the wrong order, often says the opposite of what the original lanuage says and for some stupid reason translates people's names. Sometimes you need a degree in translating the output of Google Translate to make any sense of it.

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Re: What should have been looked at

I recall the original Terminator talking quite a lot so he used and must have understood human language. Ok I don't remember him translating any Czech but if he'd used Google Translate for it he'd have been looking for Des O'Connor not Sarah.

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FBI probed SciFi author Ray Bradbury for plot to glum-down America

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Re: Free country?

Phases? Only if the current phase has lasted at least 70 years.

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Twenty years since Windows 95, and we still love our Start buttons

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@ Doctor_Wibble

The cursor keys still work to navigate the start menu in Windows 7 and indeed in 10 (I have no idea if they did in 8 and don't have a machine to test). Don't know where you got the idea that MS removed that capability.

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Yet another Android app security bug: This time 'everything is affected'

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Google's holier than thou security researchers, who love to publish unpatched flaws in other's products, should shut their hypocritical dick holes and get to work fixing their own god damn products.

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Re: It's a Cluster F**K !

I was just about to suggest a clusterfuck of flaws myself.

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Mozilla testing very private browsing mode

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Re: Good thinking, Advertisers

I bought two last week. They're very tasty with roast potatoes and gravy.

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no picnic turning a quid online

Aww is El Reg worried about the 9 trackers on the article page?

I already have them blocked. How about serving some ads without the creepy stalker tech?

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I've seen Kaspersky slap his staff with a walrus penis – and even I doubt the false-positive claims

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Monster Scalextric Formula 1 circuit to go under the hammer

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Re: Meh!

More room and chance of passes than in real F1.

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HAM IN SPAAAAAACE! ISS astronaut contacted by Gloucestershire bloke in garden shed

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Why is this news?

I spoke to a British female astronaught on the Shuttle using ham radio from my bedroom around 1990 (sorry don't remember the date or her name). I was 17 years old. I should have a tape of the conversation somewhere.

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Wanted: beta testers for El Reg’s Android app

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you do need a G+ account

I would love to beta test the new Reg Android app and as a developer I can probably help more than most but I will not join Google+ (or FB, etc) for anyone. You have your own forums you can use for feedback so why ignore them and insist on being assimilated by Google?

Oh and while we're talking about apps, your Win8 / Metro / WinRT / whatever we're supposed to call them now app sucks bear balls.

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Let's all binge on Blake’s 7 and help save the BBC ... from itself

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You can already watch the entirety of Blake's 7 and the rather good three part documentary about the series on YouTube for free. It isn't even hard to find.

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Biometric behavioural profiling: Fighting that password you simply can't change

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You can't change the way you type

Actually you can, there's even a whole industry that teaches people to change the way they type.

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Hold that upgrade: Critical bug in .NET 4.6 'breaks applications'

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Sensationalism

"What if it gives dosing information to a patient? What if it tells a plane what altitude to climb to?"

Not to downplay the severity of this bug but no one in the medical or aerospace industries will be using a version of .Net released last week in a production environment. And, in any industry this should show up in testing because you should be testing release builds, not just debug builds.

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Ballmer's billion-dollar blunders: When he gambled Microsoft's money and lost

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Re: There's also the Fligt Simulator franchise shutdown, and the utterly "Flight" failure...

Yeah but pissing off a few dozen flight sim nuts doesn't cost $ beeeeelions.

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NSPCC: Two nonces nailed by cops every day

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Lies, statistics and people who just can't count

"Two years on from the launch of David Cameron's smut filter... two offenders are being convicted every day... 100 criminal cases taken to court, which saw 101 offenders imprisoned"

101 in 2 years? That's less than 1 per week, or a 30th of what the NSPCC are claiming.

But hey why tell the truth when its FOR THE FREAKING CHILDREN!!!!

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Even Microsoft thinks Outlook is bloated and slow

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Re: Outlook for Phones

Lotus Notes... a perverse database application platform used to torture users and IT staff and occasionally to send email.

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TITSUP: Apple Music, App Stores, iCloud, iTunes, Radio, iBooks

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Total Inability To Provide Usual Purchases

TITPUP?

Should be 'Total Inability To Supply Usual Purchases'

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SpaceX's blast shock delays world's MOST POWERFUL ROCKET

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Re: Slanted much?

How many successful launches has the SLS had?

How many failures did the shuttle it is based on have?

I wouldn't be crowing about failures if I was ULA.

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Here's why Whittingdale kicked a subscription BBC into the future

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Re: "But if viewers wanted extras, they’d need to pay. "

You sir are an idiot.

"My telly died last year but I still pay for the license... because it isn't so great an amount to pay for what we currently get."

You have no TV so you get nothing. You are happy to pay a fee for nothing!?!?

While you're here I have this cubic foot of air I'd like to sell you...

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