* Posts by Mr.Mischief

74 posts • joined 11 Sep 2012

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EU says dominant Google ILLEGALLY FIDDLES search results

Mr.Mischief

Re: "Convince us you ain't"

Oops he deleted his post..

Saying something like that is tantamount to accusing someone for instance:

If I went to the media and said that I believe you were a sex offender but I'm getting the evidence together, how would the media treat that? Do you think that it may bias someone who might be looking to hire you for a job?

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Ah so it's just like "Prove to us that you don't have WMD" then

Nice to know that the EU is falling in line with the US of asking people to prove a negative.

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Tests show HTC, Sammy phablets BEND just like iPhone 6 Plus

Mr.Mischief

Re: In other news…

Finally a sensible response...

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Just WALK IN and buy an Apple Watch. Are you mad?

Mr.Mischief

Appointments..

Similar to my experience with the Apple store.

Wife had an iPhone with a dying battery. We go to the store, it isn't terribly busy so we try to approach the counter. iPlod blocks our way with an iPad in hand saying we need to make an appointment to see someone. Ok.. so we ask, when is the next appointment.

"4:30"pm.

Wife looks at her watch. It's 4:30. Shrugs her shoulders while he makes the appointment.

You may now proceed to the counter.

Uppity twats.

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Google and Obama: You’re too close for comfort

Mr.Mischief

Re: Sorry, I don't get the sentiments

And yet, you're here, signing in, leaving a comment detailing your views and thinking posting as AC will keep your information private. Why do you trust El Reg?

Aren't you concerned that someone will hack them and get YOUR personal information?

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Want that awesome new Apple TrackPad? Don't get a MacBook Pro

Mr.Mischief

At what point does it become more economical for Apple and the folks at the Genius bar to just throw the old computer away and give the customer a new one?

I don't see the guys at the service section trying to undo glue..

And wait.. what? GLUE?

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Studying humans for science? Wrap your eyeballs around our fine print, says Apple

Mr.Mischief

Evolution of WebMD

So now you'd have millions of hypochondriacs signing up for things thinking they have them..?

Will that skew the data? Will it need to be filtered somehow?

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Google gives spit n' polish to world's most expensive Chromebook

Mr.Mischief

Re: built....

Definition of iRONY : iTARDS calling people gullible.

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$17,000 Apple Watch: Pointless bling, right? HA! You're WRONG

Mr.Mischief

The $17000 is to make the other watches look like good value

In restaurant menus, they have the prices of wine (for example):

Most of them are priced around $40-60 for example except for one bottle that costs $400. The cost of the wine in most cases is $10 at most.

The reason the $400 one exists is to make the $40-60 bottles look affordable. People come in, look at the price list and noticing the $400 bottle, think that the $40-60 ones are a good alternative. And the house makes $30-50 a bottle.

I would expect that the cost to produce the actual watch is probably around $50-100 at most. When you consider one model at $17000, suddenly $350 doesnt sound so expensive, although almost all Android Wear watches are better and less than $350

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A gold MacBook with just ONE USB port? Apple, you're DRUNK

Mr.Mischief

Re: 1 USB port? Seriously?

Of course it can run XCode. Its an Apple device.

Its like saying I designed a car that can get from place to place. Of course it can, if it couldn't it wouldnt be a car.

If this couldn't run XCode, it wouldn't be an Apple Device.

Oh look, my Samsung phone can run Android. Whoop de do.

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I get it..!! Finally

A computer with no abilities to connect to anything. Everything can be synced to the Cloud.

So this is basically Apple's take on a Chromebook?

Figures.

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Mr.Mischief

Re: 1 USB port? Seriously?

"or wait till you get home.

or get a macbook pro."

Ah.. the usual Apple excuse. The problem is you.

So any Apple user who has one of these can only take pictures with an iPhone and sync it to the cloud. How much data is that going to be exactly?

Besides, if everything was meant to be on the cloud, then Apple have just come out with a glorified and expensive chromebook.

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Mr.Mischief

Re: 1 USB port? Seriously?

All the hipsters taking their pictures, videos and movies, how do you think they're going to get all of the data on their new macbook? Bluetooth? Pencil and paper?

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Apple Watch: HOT WRIST ACTION plus slim $1299 MacBooks - and HBO TV

Mr.Mischief

Re: The 'Pink Pound'. Dollar, Euro, etc

A good idea for autocorrect programs everywhere. If someone types "Not being a prick here", the system should autocorrect that to "I'm a prick..!! I'm a prick..!! I'm a big hard raging PRICK..!!"

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Mr.Mischief

Re: hahahaha

So you need a separate connector if you want to charge your laptop and use a USB stick?

I think thats a ripoff. Especially if that "connector" costs $50 and doesn't work with anything else.

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Apple Watch: Wait a minute! This puny wrist-puter costs 17 GRAND?!

Mr.Mischief

Re: Need a bigger laptop bag

"Some people don't use USB drives very much these days, especially people used to tablets, wireless printers, Dropbox, and 'good enough' phone cameras that don't require an SD card. Those who do can buy the Macbook Air or Pro."

Ah so it's just a $1200 iPad with a keyboard attached. How innovative.

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Apple Pay a haven for 'rampant' credit card fraud, say experts

Mr.Mischief

Re: ApplePay is very secure

I dont get how Apple Pay is more secure than carrying your credit card in your pocket.

With my card, its a physical card, it has my signature, chip and a PIN number to verify that it is in fact me using a physical card.

With Apple Pay, the physical card is not present. It looks like all you need is a PHOTO of the card to load it into Apple Pay, and the SSN's last four digits.

To compare, that would be like me giving the card to a friend along with the PIN number and telling them to go buy something for me.

I'm sure all contactless payment systems may have the same problem, although it seems that Paypal and Google Wallet may not have had it to this extent. This could be either due to Google's registration process or through low usage. I dont know how rampant fraud was with GW.

I guess "ease of use" and "ease of fraud" go hand in hand

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: A side swipe at smartphone design

Mr.Mischief

Nice

When they first mentioned "Edge" I was wondering if it was a gimmick and what it possibly could be used for.

Seems they have a few ideas that I never thought of, but now that the edge is there, I have an "a-ha" moment.

Nice review.

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MEGA PATENT DUMP! Ericsson, Smartflash blitz Apple: iPhone, iPad menaced by sales block

Mr.Mischief

Re: Check out the innovation

"Should a particular implementation, linking existing standards, be considered innovative?"

Is this similar to Apple's taking of existing technology and packaging it into a new patent..? I mean, think of all of Apples's patents, phone, watch etc. I mean a rectangular phone with rounded corners (no phone was completely square, everything is rounded to some degree), existed before, but they did "patent" it..

They also take existing technology, put it in conjunction with something else and patent the lot.. What's different in this case?

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Tim Cook chills the spines of swingers worldwide

Mr.Mischief

We don't sell your data..

... riiiiiiiight..

"It will closely monitor a customer's heart rates – data which would be considered extremely lucrative to many in the private health business, if Apple were to go down that route."

Who wants to bet that they're going to be going down that route?

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NERDGASM as Apple announces 'special event'

Mr.Mischief

It has accelerometers and gyroscopes...

.. to better understand when the user is having a wankathon. It then disables itself since thats not allowed in the iOS garden.

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NO ONE is making money from YouTube, even Google – report

Mr.Mischief

Re: No-one at all? But I thought...

Had to give you an upvote. El Reg is so blatantly anti-Google and pro-Apple, its getting nauseating. Are they trying to become the Fox News IT.

People are making money on Youtube. The company made some money, and spent it on upgrades to its service. El Reg spins that as "no one is making any money".

And all the anti-Google shills jump on the bandwagon.

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Money from apps? It's all about Apple iOS, says survey

Mr.Mischief

Considering that there are more app developers for Android than iOS, isn't going by a percentage (saying so many percent of iOS developers make so much money or more vs so many Android developers) make it seem like there are more iOS developers making the threshold when in fact more Android developers could be making it?

I find this article so Apple biased, all the numbers seem to show higher Android stats, but the headline focuses on just one figure (which is biased in favor of Apple anyway).

El Reg is starting to sound like a fanboi.

Anyway, who cares, people who pay for new phones every couple of years as a status symbol have more money to spend. Who knew? And for those who say I'm still using the iPhone one that Noah used to call up his animal rescue.. well if you are, then you are not on the latest iOS, which means the iOS market is fragmented because of you.

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Google strongly opposes plans to let ANY US COURT authorise digi-snoops

Mr.Mischief

Re: Too bad

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/anti-petroleum-movement-a-growing-security-threat-to-canada-rcmp-say/article23019252/

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Mr.Mischief

Re: Too bad

Have an upvote AC. It looks like the RCMP decided two downvote you twice.

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Mr.Mischief

Because Google is only "evil" when they release something for free, they innovate and create something new or when they try to do "business type things" to pay their employees.

Oh and because the Apple fanbois are still asleep.

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Tim Cook slurped our brains, snarl fat battery bods A123

Mr.Mischief

Re: pay them more....

I guess confidentiality clauses shouldn't be applicable as long as another company pays them more than you do.

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Mr.Mischief

Ah Apple can poach other companies employees and copy other companies technologies, but god forbid someone does it to them.

What was it? Thermonuclear war?

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Android malware hijacks power button, empties wallet while you sleep

Mr.Mischief

Re: Surprise?

Yeah. How the heck does an app get root permissions?

I guess you would have had to

1) Root the phone

2) Install the app

3) Blindly give the app root permissions when it asks for it

Doesnt impact the huge percentage of unrooted phones then does it?

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Got an Android Wear gizmo? Yeah, you and '719,999 other people'

Mr.Mischief

Canalys .. without the C...ys

These guys seem to have their heads up so far up Apples backside it's difficult to say where they end and Apple begins.

They publish a number, can't show their sources and praise vapor ware. Very insightful.

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You gotta keep a smart watch on the Swiss, Apple: Enter SWATCH

Mr.Mischief
Coat

Just don't wear it into a sex shop video booth

You'll be paying with each "action" of your wrist..

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Zoinks! Is that Mystery Machine Apple's SELF-DRIVING FAMILY WAGON? You decide

Mr.Mischief

Re: Remember...

At least they FOUND the motorway. Apple maps lost whole cities and had people driving across airport runways..

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-24246646

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Anthem, America's second biggest health insurer, HACKED: Millions hit by breach

Mr.Mischief

Obamacare in the sights?

I wonder if the Republicans are going to use this as an excuse to repeal Obamacare.... again..

*grabs popcorn*

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'Revenge p0rn' kingpin Kevin Bollaert faces 20 years in jail

Mr.Mischief

In some ways his running of the site is the cause of his sentence too. He created the site with the EXPLICIT purpose of shaming people's exes. If he created a site for people to share vacation photos and people exploited it, that's something else.

It's the difference between The Pirate Bay creating a FILE sharing site for people to share files (which some people "misuse" to share movies and music) and creating a MOVIE sharing site for people to share and pirate movies. Guess which one is going to get a harsher sentence from a judge?

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Mr.Mischief

Re: People CAN change their minds.

No you're mistaken. You can't compare having consensual sex and then going to the police claiming rape here. The site was a REVENGE site. It wasn't a photo sharing site for consensual people. It was a site for people who were jilted to take revenge on the people who left them WITHOUT their consent.

If it was a photo sharing site and a couple posted pictures together and then split, one party can't claim that the other did it without their permission.

There are other people out there saying "you shouldnt take the pictures in the first place". But in relationships, people let their guard down, and there is some rule of trust. Sad that the people posting the pictures were untrustworthy a$$holes. Considering that nearly all of them were men says something about the state of entitlement that some men feel.

Society would be very different if couples didn't have sex in the off chance that the person you trust may be a prick who may take your private things and shame you in public. Or leave the house because they MIGHT get robbed by the first person they see on the street.

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Mr.Mischief

Sticks and stones.

While I will admit that some punishments are light, what needs to be fixed are those light punishments. This guy got what he deserved.

Although the sticks and stones thing does have some merit.. Perhaps allow all the women who's pictures are posted to throw computers at him. We'll finally get some use out of those old CRTs.. and I have a few tower boxes I would gladly spare.

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Mr.Mischief

People CAN change their minds.

For instance, you meet a lady friend, take her out and end up at your place with a mutual understanding of taking things further.

If she changes her mind and says "no", what do you do? Respect her wishes or go according to the prior agreement without her consent?

Both rape and publicly shaming are both violations.

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Re: He's getting off too easy

Well I guess if one of the people on the site was someone you cared about, your sister, your mum or your daughter, then I'm quite sure you'd feel that it was equal to murder.

Bullies have driven people to suicide with less.

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I think his sad pathetic life alone in jail as someone's girlfriend will do him wonders. Karma is good at revenge too.

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Mr.Mischief

That kind of response usually comes from guys who never have girlfriends, hate women and claim that they are the "nice guys" that no woman gives a chance to.

He KNEW the pictures were illegal, he tried to make money off of them, and his site was made for the explicit purpose of shaming women. This is not free speech.

People who shout off the "free speech" bit don't realise that even "free speech" is a grey area. Hate speech is not legal, neither is slander, libel or anything else that harms someone else.

If what you are saying hurts someone or ruins their reputation, then its not "free speech". Freedom extends to the limit of not causing harm.

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Google Now now SLURPS data from third party apps so YOU don't have to

Mr.Mischief

Re: Trust is gone

"Yet Apple are clear that they don't sell any data they might collect from your iDevice to other people whereas Google?"

But Apple lie though. All the time.

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Mr.Mischief

Wow, its like Luddite city here

I see a post about Facebook changing their privacy settings to say that they will get your data from third party providers and no one bats an eye. Google says that they are doing the same (with the ability to opt out) and everyone loses their minds. Have to wonder who the people posting negative comments and downvotes really work for.

As people have said, I dont mind sharing my data with Google so that I get targeted ads for things that interest me (instead of random ads for erection pills that I don't really need) and the opportunity to use a lot of services for free. If you don't like it, don't use it. It's that simple.

I know a lot of people spin Google to be an evil company, but anything can be made to look the way you want to get internet whackos foaming at the mouth for page clicks. At the end of the day, they are a company, they have shareholders to work for and employees to feed. In the bigger scheme of things, I appreciate a lot of the things they do and the tech they provide.

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Mr.Mischief

Re: Sigh!

Tell me, as an Apple / Windows shill how much do you get to say that here?

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Google promises MORE CHOCOLATE to squish Chrome bugs

Mr.Mischief
Mushroom

Re: Dear Google

Didn't even read your comment.

Have a downvote anyway

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Germany 'accidentally' snooped on John Kerry and Hillary Clinton

Mr.Mischief
Black Helicopters

Ah suspiciously out after the NSA was caught spying on Merkel's phone.

Hmmm

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Space geeks' resurrected NASA Sun probe ISEE-3 now on collision course with THE MOON

Mr.Mischief

Maybe if they jiggle some wires..

.. has their BOFH tried that?

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iWatch 'due November'... Y'all know what time it is? Now you do

Mr.Mischief

Another PR exercise

I wouldnt be surprised if this rumor was started by Apple in the first place.

Get people talking about the product to bridge the time from now till launch.

Say something is going to be delayed.. and then launch on schedule.

SURPRISED fanbois will be throwing their iPhone5 in the nearest dumpster to buy one pronto.

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LG drops G3 quad HD Android mobe with FRIGGIN' LASER camera

Mr.Mischief

Get an LG G2 and install a custom ROM

I have a G2, and installed a custom ROM that someone ported from the G3. So I have pretty much the G3's UI, on a G2.

If you have already gotten used to a G2, its a little easier to get used to this one. But if you are coming from a different phone, I can understand the writer's sentiments that it takes some getting used to.

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Google: OK world, make our 'End-to-End' crypto tool SPOOK PROOF

Mr.Mischief

yeah riiiiiight..

Yes, because when someone charges you money, they are completely trustworthy.

Hold on my eyes are rolling all over the floor.

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