* Posts by Aoyagi Aichou

266 posts • joined 3 Mar 2012

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T-Mobile Czech ad man steals, sells, 1.5 million customer records

Aoyagi Aichou
Big Brother

iDNES.cz

"Local media outlet iDNES.cz reported the breach ahead of T-Mobile's statement."

That outlet's parent company is owned by the Czech minister of finances, who also happens to be one of the richest people in the country (I guess this is what you call an oligarch). He probably just needed some data for his tax collection reform.

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Telegram crammed: Hackers find way to send massive messages

Aoyagi Aichou

I use Telegram, but not for security - it's because of the featureset. If I was deeply concerned about security, I don't think I would trust their homegrown "unproven" crypto, or their yet-to-be-opensourced server. The code that's available is just for the clients.

On the other hand, Moxie said is "confident" in WhatsApp's encryption since he was involved in developing and implementing it.

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Is Windows 10 ignoring sysadmins' network QoS settings?

Aoyagi Aichou

@Peter G Green

The update policies, which include driver updates through Windows Update, alone deserve that kind of a rant. As does the amount of work one has to do to make the OS not "pretty good to use" as you claim, but "about as good as Windows 7 to use".

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Microsoft's Windows Phone folly costs it another billion dollars

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: The irony

I'm not sure which "nice phones" you mean, but the newest ones (640, 950, etc) are very medicore in all aspects but the OS, which is... well, unready.

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Re: Extinguish...

I'd just like to point out that HERE is not responsible for that "Maps" rubbish that Microsoft came up with.

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90 days of Android sales almost beat 9 months' worth for all flavours of Win 10

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Symbian

While I've been using a Symbian smartphone as my primary phone for years now (808), I don't think they would be able to fix Symbian in time without some form of "burning platform (MeeGo)"... and as much as I like Symbian, I don't think it would be, at the time, the better choice of the two.

Of course, Microsoon came and made third, the worst choice, but that's another story.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Windows

@Danny 5

I'm running W10M on 1020, it's not lightning speed, but perfectly usable (albeit only through the Insider Programme thanks to Microsoft being a bunch of lying scumbags). The hardware itself feels incomparably better than the 950(XL).

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Britain is sending a huge nuclear waste shipment to America. Why?

Aoyagi Aichou
Headmaster

Diagnosing != curing

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Feature-rich Vivaldi rolls out, offering power users a choice

Aoyagi Aichou
Windows

Re: It may have some way to go but at least it continues for where Opera 12 left off...

For me there still are plenty of reasons to continue using O12.

Dragonfly, the neat :config, :cpu and :plugins windows, M2, tab stacking works better, deletes new cookies on exit, etc...

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Just how close are Obama and Google? You won’t believe the answer

Aoyagi Aichou
Terminator

Re: What does Google have on the president?

It's Google. They have all the information.

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Stop! Before you accept that Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, read this

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: 1020 owner here

Thanks for the offer, but I don't know why should I downgrade my hardware to get the newest OS.

And yes, MS did promise to update *every* WP8 device to W10M. At least twice. I understand they didn't update weak devices, like the 520, but not updating fully capable phones like the 1020 or 925 is just pure scumbaggery.

Edit: Looks like you copied the message weirdly from the shill central, it's really a pain to read.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Mushroom

1020 owner here

The promise of arrival of W10M upon my device was the only reason why I hadn't thrown it away long time ago. I'm incredibly furious now. If this isn't planned obsolescence, I don't know what is.

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VW floats catalytic converter as fix for fibbing diesels

Aoyagi Aichou

EU

How long will it take until the wankers in EU stop with that nonsensical favouritism of diesel? There's less tax on it in most places, for god's sake...

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Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Which cave did they dig you out from?

"there is no practical difference in exhaust between a modern Euro 5 or higher diesel and petrol in particulates."

Firstly, particulates are only one aspect. Secondly, there is "no practical difference" only according to the same tests that were fooled by VAG's software, right? Right.

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Re: Ludicrous lawsuit. No tangible injury.

"They can't tell if tighter limits will have a social benefit. It doesn't seem to be case in the German cities that've banned "filthy cars"."

You really don't know what you're talking about and you should stop embarrassing yourself. Ask people who live in Berlin what they think about the subject.

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Windows 10 won't come to old WinPhones until some time in early 2016

Aoyagi Aichou

Why is every WP fan insisting on calling every single bloody thing "app"? Settings app? Do you call control panel on PC "control app"? Or do you call Explorer "Explorer App"? "Command console app"? "Run app"?

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EU privacy watchdog calls for more ‘processing of personal data’ transparency

Aoyagi Aichou
Windows

Win10?

This has "Windows 10" written all over it with its tiny "learn more to see the advanced options to customise your settings to opt out of data slurping".

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SatNad failure as Lumia income drops over 50% at Microsoft

Aoyagi Aichou

The original Windows Mobile was pretty good. I've used WM5.5 for years almost daily.

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Aoyagi Aichou

Re: My worthless opinion

My mother was crushed when she learned WP8 can't have Pou.

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Aoyagi Aichou

"And it doesn’t appeal to business customers because it doesn’t have a keyboard, which makes it not a very good email machine."

I agree with that. Screw touch-only devices.

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Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Windows 10

Actually, WP8 is much worse than W10. Then again, the cut-down version called W10M or whatever will probably be the same.

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Mobile first? Microsoft decides to kneecap its Android users instead

Aoyagi Aichou
Windows

Productivity

Wait, you expect added productivity from Microsoft, not just shiny toys? Where have you been for the last 5-6 years?

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WinPhone community descends into CANNIBALISM and WOE

Aoyagi Aichou
Coat

Microsoft created an astonishingly good platform

No, Microsoft created a platform with an astonishing potential, which was BRUTALLY MURDERED by INSANE limitations.

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Don't want to upgrade to Windows 10? You'll download it WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Silly Question...

Sure, but first you need to know what the update actually does, and that's not something MS likes to tell.

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Microsoft's 'successful' Nokia slurp kills off Lumia photo apps

Aoyagi Aichou
Flame

Our goal is to provide experiences that work really well on all Windows devices.

Well, screw you and your stupid streamlining ideas. Why should something like Nokia 1020 have the same experience as Lumia 435? As Surface Pro?

FFS, this trend of lowest common denominators and protecting the idiots (we don't want to confuse our customers with options that might change something or God forbid with some settings that might limit the functions of the device) is so infuriating!

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Google makes it official: Chrome will freeze Flash ads on sight from Sept 1

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Great...

With that kind of argumentation, it's amazing Android is so popular, isn't it.

Not to mention, again, Flash is very easily blockable in a click-to-play fashion. Unlike HTML5.

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Aoyagi Aichou

Great...

As I said elsewhere:

Yes, it'll be great when all Flash advertisements with loud music become HTML5 ones and you'll need a 3rd party tool to block them. Absolutely the best thing along with killing off one of the most powerful and yet relatively easy to develop with tools on the web.

But hey, at least I was reminded of this site http://flashvhtml.com/

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Samsung smart fridge leaves Gmail logins open to attack

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: The things people buy...

Can we cure them? Please?

*sigh*

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Aoyagi Aichou
Flame

The things people buy...

I just don't get it. Smart fridge? Smart TV? Smart clock? What the bloody hell for? Why do people keep buying this rubbish?

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Microsoft will explain only 'significant' Windows 10 updates

Aoyagi Aichou
Holmes

Is this new?

I mean really, what is this telling you?

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Pirate MEP: Microsoft's walled garden is no consumer pleasure park

Aoyagi Aichou

OK?

But what is she going to do about it?

By the way, thanks for providing me with a reason for a nice conversation.

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Two weeks of Windows 10: Just how is Microsoft doing?

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Damned by faint praise

> Did they really think no-one would notice?

It's not that people don't notice, most people either don't care are say something along the lines of "you can turn it off so it's not a problem".

As for the "killer-app", I think they believe it's Cortana and Universal.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Terminator

Re: The shell is not the OS

OS used to be primarily an interface between you and the hardware. That improvement is in DX12, which probably isn't even an actual OS feature despite what MS claims.

So the rest is the UI, "apps", customization, data slurping.

In other words, OS is becoming (or has become) an interface between your data and the cloud.

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Pray harder for AMD

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Prayers won't help

You guys, how much do you think things like Linux driver quality and compatibility with obscure displays sells?

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Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Prayers won't help

They don't have to be faster and cheaper

I've read many discussions and conclusions of reviewers saying something along the lines of "Why would I want AMD if Nvidia is just as good for the same price?"

AMD drivers are outrageously buggy

Yeah, people keep saying that while any bugs in nVidia's drivers are just some weird bug not worth mentioning or remembering. Confirmation bias, some say. I have yet to see some broad analysis of driver quality of both.

Note the similarity with the above.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Terminator

Prayers won't help

After the Fury X reveal I don't think AMD will survive if Zen turns out to be not revolutionary with visible results on day 1. Most of the reviews and the majority of people I talked to were disappointed with it. How can a company survive when it needs to have products that are both stronger and cheaper so that consumers even consider it?

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Microsoft vacates moral high ground for the data slurpers' cesspit

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Ka Blam! There goes the other foot.

SatNad's motto is "Cloud first, mobile first", so the cure for flu is plague.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Thumb Up

Yep.

I feel pretty much the same, data harvesting should be opt-in, not hidden opt-out.

Additionally, I believe this is against some (?) EU regulations on data protection and I still believe someone whose self-expressive skills aren't sub-turnip should write a petition since I haven't seen any sign of any EU organs noticing what's going on, as usual.

However, I find the number of people ignoring, accepting, or even defending these practices rather disturbing. Has the 'civilized' society completely given up its demands for privacy and not being datamined for no benefit to it? Most of the apologists would respond to this something along the lines of "If you want privacy, don't upgrade" or even "Don't use the internet"... Oh well.

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Windows 10 wipes your child safety settings if you upgrade from 7 or 8

Aoyagi Aichou

Petit EU

Not exactly on topic, but do you guys and gals think it would be worth it to send a petition to the EU regarding Microsoft's blatant scummery?

I asked a "European Parliament Data Protection Service Data Protection Officer" about it, and the response was "Our functions do not allow to provide you with a complete and satisfactory answer." and I was suggested to check out the petitions...

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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: Breaks Data Protection regulations

You can try asking them yourself, if you ever get a reply.

https://secure.edps.europa.eu/EDPSWEB/edps/EDPS/Contact

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Aoyagi Aichou
Flame

"Windows does not collect personal information without your consent."

Yes, unreadable fine print hidden at the end of the (unlawful) agreement which is stowed in a locked filing cabinet in a disused toilet with a sign on the door saying "Beware of the leopard" is totally an agreement. How magical.

This things should come with explicit and informed agreement.

But hey, at least it isn't like WP8 where they upload all your primary contacts and calendar entries without telling you and without an option to opt out.

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Global spy system ECHELON confirmed at last – by leaked Snowden files

Aoyagi Aichou
Big Brother

I don't even know anyore.

So what's worse, (mega)corporations slurping every bit of data they can get their hands on to use it for profit and providing it to unknown third parties (which includes state bodies), or (multi)national associations doing unknown level of surveillance in the name of "security" with the potential for political abuse?

I'm asking because I see a very notable imbalance in interest between the two.

Obligatory BigB.

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Nokia sells HERE maps to Audi, Daimler and BMW for €2.8 billion

Aoyagi Aichou

Hmm.

As someone who uses both HERE and Ovi maps on my smartphones, I wonder what is the actual future of those. More specifically, what does it mean when the German 3 says "open, independent and value creating platform".

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

Aoyagi Aichou

Am I the only one who finds these overly friendly prompts MS seems to have been obsessed with since they became Modern extremely obnoxious?

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OnePlus 2: The smartie that's trying to outsmart Google's Android

Aoyagi Aichou

Re: So...

Where? Every device on the market is some "streamlined" rubbish. No proper flagship anywhere, just toys.

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Aoyagi Aichou

Re: So...

Hm. I see the commentards here like features being taken away. Surprising.

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Aoyagi Aichou
Coffee/keyboard

So...

This is supposed to be the pinnacle of smartphone technology? It's missing so many features...

Feels like the whole business is going backwards.

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Now car hackers can bust in through your motor's DAB RADIO

Aoyagi Aichou
Headmaster

Re: go on, try to hack my system. I dare you!

Like any other day, they're also good for not denoting your plurals with apostrophes.

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Windows 10 on Mobile under the scope: Flaws, confusion, and going nowhere fast

Aoyagi Aichou
Paris Hilton

Weird preview

There's a huge focus on the UI and none of the capabilities of the OS itself. For example, WP8 has very limited settings and just things you can do with it in general. Is this still a thing? And a lot of people keep babbling about how W(P)10(M) is identical to proper Windows, and yet all previews say something along the lines of "it's based on the same code" or whatever. What's the difference then?

Additionally, 3rd page: "Reboots didn’t helped".

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