* Posts by Mitoo Bobsworth

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Give Jay-Z's Tidal tune stream thing a chance, says indie label boss

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Meh

Tell you what...

If that crowd make any music that doesn't sound like processed cheese, I might consider a purchase or two. Until that day - not bothered.

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Apple Watch: We ROUNDUP the ROUNDUPS. Yes, Roundup-squared

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"I'm not masturbating...

...this is how you charge it!"

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Cisco loses logo lawsuit against WiFi inventor boffinhaus

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Yeah, tricky...

I nearly bought one of those CSIRO modem routers by mistake - good thing I looked!

</sarc>

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You want disruption? Try this: Uber office raided again, staff cuffed

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Uber

a German language word meaning "over", "above" or "across". Of late, possibly referring to their attitude & regard towards some nations' laws.

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Feds cuffed for allegedly PILFERING Silk Road drug souk's Bitcoins

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"Force worked undercover as "Nob,"

& I'll bet he's feeling like a right one, 'n all!

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Analyst dons Tim Cook mask, thinks: Glass went well for Google. Let's do that, too

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Analysts

Looks like Gene Munster is ready to make a spectacle of himself again.

(Sorry, it was so obvious, I HAD to use it! Leaving now...)

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Snowden 'ready to return to US', claims lawyer

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Re: Under US law, too

What does that even mean - "un-American" ? That's so ... naff!

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Typo?

"...promised a fair fear trial."

Would be a more accurate description.

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Complicit Kiwis sniffed Pacific comms says Snowden

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Re: You should read the mainstream news articles

"Nobody suggested that the story was inaccurate, except the PM who said it was inaccurate before it came out"

So, in politicalspeak, I think that means the story is on the money - thanks for that confirmation, Mr Key.

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Tim Cook chills the spines of swingers worldwide

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Re: We don't sell your data..

...yet.

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How many Watches will Apple flog? 20, er, 18.5, no, five, wait, 50 million!

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"According to analysts..."

Analysts - PML!! Thanks for that - it's been a hard week & I needed a good laugh.

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UN negotiations menaced by THOUSANDS of TOPLESS LADIES with MAYONNAISE

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Re: Topless ladies with mayonaise?

Saucey!

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Jeb Bush, the man who may lead the US in 2016, dumps Floridians' private data on the web

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Re: No beating about the Bush

Yes, beat him! Hold him upside down & shake him until his brains run out of his ears & some more useful internal organ slides up to fill his empty skull - his spleen prehaps.

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Dear Jeb,

Doo y'all need sumwun tuh explainify 'privacy' tuh yew?

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SO. Which IS more important to humanity: Facebook, or Portugal?

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Sad number game

Wherever there is a singular focus on money as a primary measure of value, everyone loses.

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Apple wants your fingerprints in the cloud

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Stop

"Apple wants to collect and store your fingerprints..."

Beyond stupid. Fuck off right now.

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CIA exonerates CIA of all wrongdoing in Senate hacking probe

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Pint

Unsurprising, really...

It's the CIA - you weren't REALLY expecting any authenticity, were you?

Beer because it's more satisfying

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OS X search tool Spotlight runs roughshod over Mail privacy settings

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Re: Busted

@ AC

I tried a few & settled on an app called "Find Any File" which i find quicker & more convenient than spotlight. Very flexible, and has helped me do a comprehensive delete of apps & ALL their associated files that some uninstaller apps and Spotlight have missed.

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Busted

I've always been suspicious of spotlights need to 'index' drives in order to search them. I've always used 3rd party search apps that seem far more able than spotlight, & deliver more comprehensive & useful results (for me at least).

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Sony boss: Nork megahack won't hurt our bottom line

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A new measurement?

"The US government blames North Korea for the attack..."

Is there room for another reg. measurement standard? Because I'd like to suggest a measure to help gauge the veracity of US intel/enforcement agencies' accusations of guilt based on flimsy to no supporting evidence.

This unit should be known as the 'bollock' (abbr: BOLX). The degree of BOLX detected could be prefixed with the standard indicators mega, giga, tera, etc, For example the current FBI accusation against the Norks could be a benchmark of ... hmmm... maybe 1 gigaBOLX?

Your thoughts, people.

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FBI boss: Sony hack was DEFINITELY North Korea, haters gonna hate

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This is just stupid

So the FBI 'claims' that the Norks hosed Sony & have supporting evidence to back up said 'claim', but are unable to reveal it for ...what? ... "reasons of national security" - that old chestnut again?

Please stop jerking off in front of the public & just fuck off, already.

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Prez Obama slaps sanctions on Norks in payback for Sony hack

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Let's see...

Sony gets a bucketload of free, workable publicity (good & bad, spin doctors to massage) on the cusp of releasing what is, in essence, an inconsequential, and (realistically) puerile movie. No consequences likely for those whose decision-making enabled the conditions that led to the resultant security mess.

USA gets an excuse to start rattling it's sabres at a hopelessly outgunned nation, while fostering every reason to impose both interior & exterior sanctions (possibilities - increased surveillance, promotion of IT restrictions/control, the WMD scenario again, just off the top of my head), without really having to prove their accusations in any substantial form.

A sad, sorry & entirely unnecessary fuck-up of an incident.

Cynical? Moi? Absolutely!

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Stale pizza, backup BlackBerrys, payroll panic: Sony Pictures mega-hack

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Sony Pictures - too big to ...

... oops - quick, blame everyone else!

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Sony releases Nork flick The Interview straight to DVD (digital video download)

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"Sony releases Nork flick The Interview straight to DVD"

and ... I still don't care.

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Makers of Snowden movie Citizenfour sued by ex-oil exec

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Re: Horace Edwards... The best case I know of for Retroactive Birth Control!

Nice troll, Horace Vociferous.

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Japan to get blinged-out Firefox OS phone draped in GOLD

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Looks cool...

...but does it blend?

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Hack flings bootkits from Macs' Thunderbolts

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The more articles on IT security I read...

...the less secure i feel.

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Apple and Microsoft backed Rockstar flogs zombie Nortel patents for $900m

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Will you be my FRAND?

Sure... now bend over & grab your ankles.

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Shock! Nork-grating flick The Interview WILL be in cinemas – Sony

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Re: All a marketing stunt?

That thought has crossed my mind - however, when the FBI & Obama are part of the PR campaign, I have to temper my cynicism (a little).

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Sucker for punishment? Join Sony's security team

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Re: "... face future action over any losses Sony incurs"

Someone's had far too much coffee today!

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"... face future action over any losses Sony incurs"

If that means not making anymore overblown and underwhelming movies, I won't be upset.

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Sony Pictures hack is Hollywood's 'Snowden moment' say infosec bods

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Alternative hypothesis

The collective heads of Sony Pictures are as stupid, selfish, short-sighted and negligent as you think they are.

(Just thinkin' out loud...)

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Feds finger Norks in Sony hack, Obama asks: HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?

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Unconvincing

Proof not prevarication, facts not finger-pointing. I have a healthy distrust of the political incumbents of any nation, but mostly (these days) the merkins - any response that starts with the basic premise "because we said so..." just doesn't cut it. Hard evidence, please.

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US Navy's LASER CANNON WARSHIP: USS Ponce sent to Gulf

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Ponce

/pɒns/

BRITISH informal

noun: ponce; plural noun: ponces

1. derogatory an effeminate man.

2. a man who lives off a prostitute's earnings.

verb: ponce; 3rd person present: ponces; past tense: ponced; past participle: ponced; gerund or present participle: poncing

1.live off a prostitute's earnings. "he was arrested for poncing on the girl"

2. seek to obtain (something) without paying for it or doing anything in return. "I ponced a ciggie off her"

Just for the sake of clarification - make your own conclusions!

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Portland lobs fair-trade gluten-free artisan SUEBALL at Uber

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$41bn?

a) Who the hell comes up with these ridiculous valuations?

b) The investors are either incredibly canny (inside knowledge, financial jiggery-pokery) or incredibly stupid (good old blind greed) to bet on this company - I'm leaning toward the latter.

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Big shadowy orgs should stop scooping up everyone's personal info – say Google, Facebook

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Hahaha - oh, you're SERIOUS!?

"We urge you to pass the bill, ‪which both protects national security and reaffirms America's commitment to the freedoms we all cherish,"

Translation - "We've identified what you're doing as a revenue stream with massive potential - we can do it more surreptitiously, please hand it over to us so we can bill you for it."

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ZZZAP! Climate change means getting HIT BY LIGHTNING is likelier

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Re: And in other news

Hi Rik,

I beg to differ.

Flora & Fauna have adapted & evolved throughout the existence of this planet and, I would posit, have withstood extremes from the universe than mankind could only inflict in it's imagination. No, humanity is not treating its home in a respectful manner, that much is evident. What tickles me is the tragically flawed & self centred assumptions of human ego - that it thinks, given the Earth's ancient & tumultuous history, it will have such a ruinous effect on the planet is (to me) ultimately self-serving & smacks of NIMBY syndrome. Nature doesn't give a shit - it's not afraid for itself, doesn't care about timelines or agendas and certainly will not be bothered by Homo Sapiens fractional contribution to its ever-changing being - it will roll along as it always has & always will - with or without our ultimately self-centred fretting. That's the certainty of Nature - and that is something I appreciate being a part of. That I'm a member of the human race just makes for a good joke.

Here endeth the brief world-view of Mitoo - thanks for your interest.

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And in other news

Climate change means mind-numbing minutae about climate change from Lewis Page is likelier.

"The planet is fine - the PEOPLE are fucked." - George Carlin

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Jony Ive: Apple isn't here to make money. And students shouldn't use computers so much

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This guy...

... is now far to full of his own shit for me to take seriously any more.

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I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm

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I would suggest...

...to the humourless, fatuously indignant wowsers who complained to grow a funny bone - that would be a far more productive use of their energy. Science needs character - and characters. Never apologise for being yourself. (unless you're a politician, in which case no amount of apology will redeem you.)

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Russians hear Tim Cook is gay, pull dead Steve Jobs' enormous erection

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Sad to see ...

... the wheels on that emotionally stunted phobia bus still going round & round. Idiots with nothing better to do, apparently.

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Yes, Samaritans, the law DOES apply to you. Even if you mean well

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Re: On a personal note.

@ robmobz

Perhaps I wasn't clear - it's the sense of isolation that is the issue - real, personal contact & interaction (for me at least) is important during depressive episodes. An algorithm that blindly makes assumptions on word combinations & then sends it to 'followers' (not necessarily friends/confidants or people in proximity to assist) has a likelihood to promote that mood during the episode. One could receive an abundance of supportive & uplifting tweets, but they can mean little absent the immediate physical presence of a real human being. I seek the presence of real people & good friends whenever I need a boost - that's much more tangible for me.

I can only guess you haven't been through the experience - lucky you!

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On a personal note.

I do not have a twitter account.

I do manage depression (it runs in the family).

However, if I did have a twitter account & was on the receiving end of the Samaritan-bot, I do believe such a non-human and non-perceptive response would only serve to provoke any emotional disharmony I may be feeling. While the Samaritans may be well intentioned, in this instance their approach and thinking has been ill-considered, clumsy and rather lacking discernment - and may well serve as a trigger for the very event they wish to prevent. An inhuman response to a human affectation is not, to my thinking or experience, appropriate.

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Trolls pop malformed heads above bridge to sling abuse at Tim Cook

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One of the downsides.

The interwebs and its availability offer a freedom of expression unlike any other medium today - one of the caveats being that its also available to idiots. In which case, the best response is none at all. My only surprise is that people are still surprised by the dull-witted on-line behaviour of such folk.

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FYI: OS X Yosemite's Spotlight tells Apple EVERYTHING you're looking for

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For searching local drives...

.. I never cared for spotlight, always found it rather clumsy & omissive. I found a simple shareware app a while ago in my search for an alternative (no affiliations here) called "find any file" - which does a far better job, imho.

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FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

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Let's play "Finish That Sentence."

"I've never been someone who is a scaremonger ..."

... but now seems as good a time as any!

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Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars

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To (sort of) quote Jeremy Clarkson

"... it's okay, because it's a Jaaaaaaag."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eWIrBOc3zE

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Jony Ive: Flattered by rivals' designs? Nah, its 'theft'

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Yes it was ...

... Jobs himself who pilfered that line. Are we paying attention, Sir Jony 'Ive forgotten about that?'

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WOMEN, your 'SUPERPOWER' is ... NOT asking for a RAISE: Satya Nadella

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CEO

Chief Excremental Orator?

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Foxconn exec on iPhone 6: You're BENDING it WRONG

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"You're BENDING it WRONG "

So what's the right way of bending it, then?

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