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* Posts by Pomgolian

16 posts • joined 26 May 2012

Qantas' biggest problems are … Apple, Samsung and Google?

Pomgolian
Coat

I support two teams...

Sounds like the typical whining you get from them ozzies whenever they're not winning at something.

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Moon flashes Earth after getting pounding from MASSIVE meteorite

Pomgolian

I for one, welcome our drunk driving alien overlords.

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Google underwrites Firefox another year, even as Chrome outpaces it

Pomgolian
Facepalm

It's not IE..

>it has no incentive to encourage anyone to use Firefox.

Yes, it does. If you can't force Chrome down their throats, let them eat Firefox instead - the point here is that Firefox ain't IE, which must not be used at all costs.

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New Zealand to bar software patents, again

Pomgolian
Happy

Huzzah!!

....that is all.

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Web host Linode, hackers clash over credit-card raid claim

Pomgolian
Pirate

Cean up required

This might explain why I've had a rash of attempts to crack open POP mailboxes from lots of different IPS resolving back to xxxx.members.linode.com. Hope they've cleaned it all up.

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Internet Explorer makes modest gains against Google Chrome

Pomgolian
Boffin

Re: Meanwhile, in the antipodes...

Most probably true, I was merely paraphrasing for those in the northern hemisphere.

My point was their stats are based on server logs, and not on samples collected by websites where the webmaster has added code to feed back to StatCounter. As such it's probably quite a fair reflection of the browsers that people at least in NZ are actually using as opposed to those that they are reported to be using.

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Pomgolian
Paris Hilton

Meanwhile, in the antipodes...

Down here in Chrome infested NZ, IE is continuing to sink. TradeMe is the Kiwi equivalent of ebay and thus the stats are probably typical of the average web user.

http://labs.trademe.co.nz/trade-me-browser-stats-march-2013

makes for interesting reading

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Six things a text editor must do - or it's a one-way trip to the trash

Pomgolian
Pint

Re: There is only one thing a text editor needs

=====> :)

I did that for 15 years. Mine's a pint.

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Yahoo! webmail! hijacks! are! back!...

Pomgolian
FAIL

Staying signed in

There was an outbreak of this sort of nonsense with the yahoo/xtra email service down here in NZ last month.

The advice here was that it was a cookie stealing vulnerability, which affected those who had the "stay signed in" option set when they signed in to their webmail. Clear your browser cookies and don't check that option.

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Microsoft: Office 2013 license is for just one PC, FOREVER

Pomgolian
Linux

May I be the first to say..

...Fark that for a game of soldiers.

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Microsoft's Surface Pro team takes on Reddit to finesse fondleslab

Pomgolian
Devil

Re: MS Surface pro FAIL

>you can have the man-with-breasts thing.

More likely some sort of gender-confused eunuch

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Ancient Mars: Covered with life, oceans, clouds, and imagination

Pomgolian
Pint

Full Marks

...especially to someone who allegedly used GIMP to do anything useful. I'll buy that man a beer.

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Kim Dotcom flashes his rack

Pomgolian
Black Helicopters

Mansion?

"Dotcom’s famously flamboyant lifestyle bespeaks considerable wealth, inasmuch as he bought a colossal mansion"

..er....no. He's renting it. He wasn't allowed to buy it because at the time he didn't have permanent residence or something and was thus a "foreign investor". Shame for the spooks who spied on him illegally that he didn't remain so. He has now, apparently, been cleared to buy the mansion, but can't because his funds are frozen.

Can't argue about the cars though.

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Internet shut-down easier, in more countries, than you think

Pomgolian
Pirate

Kim Dotcom

I for one, welcome our transpacific fibre cable toting germanic overlords.

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Kiwi cops forgot Kim Dotcom's visa

Pomgolian
FAIL

Baby you're a Firework

The unbelievable thing about this whole debacle is that nearly everyone *knew*Kim Dotcom was a resident - that's why he sponsored the 2010 New Year's Eve firework display to the tune of $500,000 NZ - a celebration of his residency being granted. A small sum of money, easily missed.

The GCSB is not permitted by law to spy on NZ passport holders or permanent residents. There's another organisation dedicated to that though, so we can all sleep uneasily. The whole commando style raid followed by this shenanigans and the way that NZ is sucking up to Hollywood/Uncle Sham makes me wanna puke. Thought I'd left that kind of shit behind in the UK.

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UK cookie law compliance takes effect today

Pomgolian
Facepalm

EPIC FAIL

http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Click on the privacy policy -

Firefox tells me:

The page isn't redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

FAIL!

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