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Apple: That 'white screen of death' nightmare? We'll fix it... AT SOME POINT

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Having a remote non-wire connected device crashing a phone is truly an ingenious insight.

Probably the router is just a portable nuclear device emitting EMPs.

Good (or bad) news is that there is not cure for mental retardation.

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Look out, Earth! Here comes China Operating System (aka Linux)

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Re: 你们所有的基地都属于我们 ! [base not baseS]

It's "All your base are...." (singular)

Kinda spoiled the effort.

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iPhone fanbois outsmart fandroids in totally reliable test of brain power

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Re: err....

Actually, during the last December I visited Thailand for a couple of week but iphones were quite rare to be seen.

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'F-CK YOU GOOGLE+' ukelele missy scoops BIG WAD of $$ - for Google

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Re: You can still be anonymous

You can bypass giving the phone (I've never given them any nor will). Also disabling javascript does wonders, google sites are somewhat function w/o even.

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Twitter, ARM voted on to Java steering committee

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There is zero need to run byte-code directly. Having good target architecture (concurrency, locking, read-barrier) is actually what takes to run Java better. For instance hardware read barrier allows for non-stop the world garbage collectors.

As for anyone running java, most of the big business does.

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Don't crack that Mac: Almost NOTHING in new Retina MacBook Pros can be replaced

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Re: Batteries!

how you can do it without making the machine larger, heavier and with less battery life.

Glued batteries offer excellent longevity capabilities? I'd rather have a 19"/3kg laptop that I can replace anything I feel (battery/CPU/Video/Add 32GB ram/add another drive etc) than a lightweight crappy spec. thingie.

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Dog bites man: Apple's Macs trounce all Windows PCs in customer love

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Re: Margin of error?

What std. dev? It's all about satisfaction! Do you probe your std. dev while having sex. Guess no. Exactly the same approach is applied on that survey. Get it?

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Stock dips as fanbois complain of dodgy Wi-Fi on MacBook Air

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Re: At last, something epic

Imagine the pathos when read in Benny Hill chase theme music.

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Sony sucker-punches Xbox on price, specs, DRM-free gaming

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US prices do not include sales tax (which I find very amusing), the price for 'Europe' is after VAT that's also twice higher than avg. sales tax (20+% vs 8%)

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BOFH: Go on, beancounter, type DROP TABLE asset;

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Truly Good Stuff, although beancounters should not have DDL privileges. I just wish the PFY was a bit more involved.

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Security boffins say music could trigger mobile malware

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Terribly slow day?

Triggers bear little significance once a device is compromised which can't happen by just listening music (unless there is some serious bug to execute the bytes perceived as 'music').

Morealso El Reg has committed to use metric, what's up w/ that distance in feet?

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The BOFH is BACK: And it's cloudy with a 90% chance of beatings

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Thank you, Simon!

The BOFH is back and kicking luser's butt.

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Facebook teens' kimonos - basically never closed

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Was that a direct quote from the ancient Greeks?

It's Plato. I remember "talk back" and "pass gas" parts as well.

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Google tells Microsoft to yank its new WinPhone YouTube app

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Re: Sums up the Reg audience

I may have some distinctive dislike for Microsoft (date back of DOS days) but anything that doesn't endorse ads is good in my book.

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Larry Page acknowledges creeping vocal paralysis

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Re: Solution.

If the underlying issue is the virus or autoimmune reaction the translation won't fix the issue -- hence data needed.

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Microsoft: YES! You can have your desktop back again for FREE!

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Re: Dear MS...

And FFS stop calling programs bloody "apps". I wanna puke each time I hear that apps and the marketing is abusing it too much, too.

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Re: “advance the bold vision”

That article is by a troll. Not wanting to dilute your argument with any facts or anything, but in most functional benchmarks Windows outperforms Linux on the same hardware (e.g file server, database server, directory server, NFS server, Hypervisor, graphics, local large file copy, etc.)

Citation needed, I mean badly!! In my humble experience Windows is nowhere near Linux's epoll [1].

Not wanting to dilute your argument with any facts or anything...

Show some references, please. Otherwise it's just trolling.

[1]: http://linux.die.net/man/4/epoll

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Re: ability to discern pictures more quickly than words

I distinguish text faster and more accurately than icons, always have done and I don't see much chance that will change.

I just can't express how true this statement is. Google have similar approach actually, so Microsoft should not be singled out.a Unless you are the designer remembering/associating pictures to actions always seem extra trouble till the point I have to hover the icon to realize what it is.

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PayPal security boss: OBLITERATE passwords from THE PLANET

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Re: Biometric will never work

Actually no good copy of a finger is needed, just a digital copy the data of a comparably sensitive sensor and pass it - sockets transfer data in digital format. If the raw (non hashed/salted) data is acquired, basically the entire system is entirely compromised.

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Re: I can change my password ...

I know quite little about finger print recognition but I always assume it'd be some hashing of the actual fingerprint. Adding 256bit salt to the fingerprint would solve the case.

My main gripe are injuries, cutting (or esp burning) your fingers leaves out handing dry.

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Microsoft honcho pleads with media: 'Stop picking on us!'

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Beer or... bust

I'm a Diet Coke drinker, not pepsi. fwiw. diet coke/diet shmoke, see above.

It's Friday, at least be serious about something as you fail at propaganda.

A nifty tip: if you can cause more eye discomfort: pressing 'windows' key, ask the guys to code few extra full screen stroboscope effects and randomly pick one each time. Later you may explain how that innovative feature helps better out cognition.

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Avoid nasty plugins with this extension, says Google

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Re: That sounds useful if I only want to read the document

That should save the time taken to load full fat Word.

Dunno about Word, open office opens in around 1.4sec from SSD (i.e. no disk cache) on a 3years old laptop (core duo). So the entire copy-paste human time will take a lot more than just double-click the file.

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Want a coffee with Tim Cook? Better start saving now

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better looking

For the quoted amount of time, one get can significantly better looking girls (or boys) [yeah plural]. That's way more overpriced compared the entire line of products of Apple.

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Hedge fund invests $2bn in Microsoft, thinks Redmond is undervalued

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Re: In it for the kill

Besides, hedge funds are major stake holders in many, many companies and most don't specialize in dismantling them.

This needs a citation badly.

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Japanese Feds urge ISPs to support Tor ban plan

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Re: In denial

Here [1] is the list of Tor sponsor, I'm just you'd bet your balls off they do to support the piracy!

[1]: https://www.torproject.org/about/sponsors.html.en

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stanimir

Re: Using Japanese logic.

Actually, it's a common practice to extract forced confession in Japan[1]. The conviction rate is extremely high according to wikipedia as well[2] mostly due to the mentioned confession rate and lack of jury.

So the logic is right on the mark.

[1]: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7063316.stm

[2]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_justice_system_of_Japan#Conviction_rate

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cyber savvy?

Well, good luck w/ that blocking. Unless they block almost anything that locks like p2p and install the better version of the great wall of China they might as well show some competence.

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Who's a Siri boy, then? Apple hoards your voices for TWO years

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Voice anon?

Seriously, it'd be quite easy to connect the voice to any other available voice even if the userId has been "lost".

That even doesn't touch like write mail to XXX.

Yeah, what a dishonest statement.

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Ex-LulzSec bloke to spend a YEAR in the cooler for Sony hack

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Devil

The companies are "too big to fail" and cannot be tried under criminal law. As we all know money laundering for drug cartels is a fine only verdict. Something among the lines.

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Black hats attack popular Russian stock-trading software

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firewall?

Few simple firewall rules: blocking anything that doesn't access the said stock exchange.

Use proxy for any regular web (and block the social crap site), setup a local mail server and then block the rest. The trader won't need more network access.

Banks are usually flooded by super paranoid "security guys", if they take care VNC alike stuff won't be an issue.

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Netflix plotting move to HTML5 video - but only if DRM works

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Re: I don't think it's a good idea...

There are tons of easily available tools to allow capturing the screen(s) content. DRM is waste of time (incl. CPU), coding and servers no purpose, add unnecessary bloat and obscurity.

I can affect only legitimate customers and I bet "how to save files from netflix " in a search engine will yield a very simple step-by-step. To put it simply in order DRM to work it has to violate the laws of physics.

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shortcuts

Use Ctrl+U to view source or proxy.

Yet, I will block any javascript that tampers the controls. The most annoying is blocking the spacebar (or using it for different purposes) - spacebar = scroll down, shift+scrollbar=scroll up.

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Movie review: Oblivion

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Moon?

The movie greatly reminds about "Moon" w/ significantly larger budget... and chicks, erm female characters. And tons of bright scenes, easy on the eyes. It's not a bad movie, especially if you are a sci-fi fan, though. There are some clues about how the story is to unfold and for picking on them I was labeled 'geek' by my girlfriend.

Perhaps the greatest downside would be pretty straightforward storyline.

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Want to know if that hottie has HIV? Put their blood in the DVD player

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Re: Clever

To get a blood sample you need some scratches, use a modified bathroom door handle.

Alternatives include sedatives in the proposed wine. I am sure you can figure a way once you lay hands on the portable tester.

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Judge scolds Apple, Motorola for using court as 'business strategy'

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Re: Is it snowing in hell? - the IT angle

if it snows in hell it is probably raining.

The IT angle: w/ enough rain and brimstone fire you get a nice cloud, albeit sulfur one... but cloud.

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The gloves are on: Nokia emits super-sensitive £99 Windows Phone

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Re: Perfect phone

James, you could have skipped malware slur infestation in that marketing rant.

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Hard luck lads, todger size DOES matter: Official

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Re: Also (1" would be big enough)

Large penis help remove the sperm out of the vagina. Other specimens' sperm that's it! The larger it is the higher chance to rub it off and yours to prevail.

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Mozilla devs plotting to put a stake in <blink> tag – at last

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Now if you take javascript along...

b/c achieving *blink* w/ javascript (erm the assembly language of the web) and style change is just as trivial.

If blink is bad for accessibility popping out ladies, walking half way and offering support in the middle of screen is a truly magnificent idea.

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German court says nein to Apple's slide-to-unlock patent

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Apple... can't patent writing.

but selection over that writing is there to take

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Apple handed victory in Samsung text-selection patent case

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I'd not be surprised if Apple has managed to patent even fart w/ overlays.

Back in the days text selection was simple xor but functionally was exactly the same thing. How on earth can anyone hold patent for such a trivial functionality.

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Google offers Adwords deals - but you can't trust their numbers

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I mentioned that was the way I read it first but it required the voodoo bag so I discounted the option.

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Re: More marbles

@Arbee, or they are color blind and mistook red for green. :)

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More marbles

The riddle is rather trivial, so I wonder how they managed to screw the answer... or lost the count of their marbles in this particular case.

The 1st time I read it it appeared to me blue and green marbles also had 3/5 odds to be picked and that would have made the bag sort of magic or voodoo magic. The latter would explain adwords deals nicely.

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Major blow for Apple: 'Bounce back' patent bounced back by USPTO

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The most shocking...

...is that bounce back mambo-jumbo could actually be considered patentable. The game is so rigid it's just stupid. Laws from the lawyers for the lawyers, etc. Software patents help no one but the trolls.

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Oracle's new T5 Sparcs boost scalability in chip and chassis

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Re: humm x86 anyone?

Google/Facebook/Twitter other big boy do not care about consistency.

Who cares if you have receive a different search result ?

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Re: humm x86 anyone?

The main problem w/ x86 is the CAP theorem: out of Consistency, Availability and Partitioning you can pick only 2.

So you either sacrifice the Consistency or Availability as you go for the Partitioning . To mitigate the problem you might need to roll into 40Gb infinity band.

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Bill Gates offers big bucks for better condoms

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Re:30% chance of pregnancy after 50 'perfect uses'

I didn't discuss getting pregnant in general as that involves ovulation, the swimmers actually being able to make it to the final destination and so on.

It was only regarding Math and probabilities. But yeah, probably unclear.

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I am suggesting that citing current condoms as efficient birth-control is overstatement.

For instance: Fertility "Awareness based methods e.g. standard days method, symptothermal method." are reported as 75-99% (compared to the 85% of the condom). So no exactly true "more effective than not using them".

I cannot support more condoms for STD/I prevention, yet I do not see them as effective birth-control method.

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Re: @stanimir - bollocks

Ohh, I seriously thought I had provided the source (I do not quote w/o sources). Firstly I looked up wikipedia which has adopted it from http://www.fpq.com.au/pdf/Contraception_Efficacy.pdf

Looks pretty fine source and the 98.x % I have seen written on the leaflet w/ the condoms.

The main problem w/ condoms is the friction and then then not-proper placement or size. Wrong sizes can result into a burst/tear and men are often unlikely to pull out to check if the condom is still whole.

Church propaganda would be the last thing I'd do as the Church is significantly unrepresented where I live and has close to zero influence.

Having yourself as anecdotal evidence doesn't work either. The reported rates are from females using the method.

Also 2% fail rate based on attempts would be 0.98^50 ~ .36 chance to get pregnant after 50 attempts w/ 2% chance - I mean your math is incorrect.

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also make an effective family planning tool

Unless someone considers one night stands family planning, the condoms are very far from effective w/ their fail rate:

With proper knowledge and application technique—and use at every act of intercourse—women whose partners use male condoms experience a 2% per-year pregnancy rate with perfect use and a 15% per-year pregnancy rate with typical use

I understand Bill Gates may not take security seriously but that's beyond laughable - 2% w/ perfect usage and 15% w/ typical :). Here, pals we have 15% fail rate as "effective"

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