* Posts by Antonymous Coward

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Xiaomi aims to knock Apple off its branch with move into computers

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Very well as I recall.

It was MS&XP that killed the netbook. Some say intentionally.

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Oh no, startup Massive Analytic unleashes 'artificial precognition'

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Interesting how worked up this thread seems to have got you AC... With this and the following five AC splaffs fired off in such rapid succession and in such similar tone.

Something to declare?

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Company in shambles, marriages ruined. My work here is done, says Ashley Madison CEO

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Re: A big rat flings itself from the s(t)inking ship

Superbly smug & sneery snap. Why can't our Reg manage something like that?

Not so sure about the rigorousness of the Aussie's copy though. Spotted a couple of glaring factual errors in that caption alone:

Founded in 2002, Ashley Madison, the world's biggest online dating fraud website for married men and women, has had over 20 million users victims in 30 regions all over the world. (Reuters: Bobby Yip)

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A big rat flings itself from the s(t)inking ship

Any chance of a mugshot of the good man himself for the "hero [sic] pic" in these AM/ALM articles Reg?

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Malware menaces poison ads as Google, Yahoo! look away

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OK Ledswinger, I'l bite...

"And with the Reg, half the value is from the joy of being an unpaid member of the Commentariat. If they think I'm paying for the privilege of writing and reading stuff like this, they've got another think coming."

So, if you refuse to pay for things that bring you joy, what DO you pay for?...

(moot curiosity: upvoted regardless)

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French woman gets €800 a month for electromagnetic-field 'disability'

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Re: Poor choice of words?

Oh!

Good grief!

Bash away..

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Re: Poor choice of words?

Correct choice of words. Not meaning to get in the way of a good frog bashing... but... Other phobias, anxiety disorders, etc are all recognised and treated appropriately so I don't see any reason why "EMSS" should be excluded from that. Something being intangible or irrational really isn't grounds to deny study or treatment.

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What Ashley Madison did and did NOT delete if you paid $19 – and why it may cost it $5m+

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Re: "... then complaining when telesales phone them up. Idiots."

"The few I receive get the long weight treatment."

You beat them with a plumb-bob "Dr Syntax"?

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Why Nobody Should Ever Search The Ashley Madison Data

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Re: It's meant to be a joke, FFS!

Because it wasn't funny?

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More deaths linked to Ashley Madison hack as scammers move in

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Re: Cyber-bullying?

You seem to be assuming that the rash of crude opportunist extortion is being perpetrated by the original leaker(s). I very much doubt that. I imagine that if they have anything left to do it'll be very carefully planned and precisely targeted, and quietly executed under the generous cover of this recently incited flailing frenzy...

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Does Linux need a new file system? Ex-Google engineer thinks so

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Re: @ Martijn Otto - You mean btrfs, surely

BCacheFS is hardly "production ready" either. Its advertised performance is FAR from reality too.

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Hacking Team mulled stopping Ethiopia sales – because of idiot g-men

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>"earthworms"

Nope. Not since "we" introduced NZ flatworms, anyway.

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Cheap phone buying advice needed

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Re: Cheap phone buying advice needed

Some idea of your daughter's idea of "cheap" would be helpful. Along with any specific requirements like radio speed and band coverage.

I'd always favour (new) old stock over s/h old stock for this sort of stuff and probably be looking at things like these:

US$160 Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 http://www.ebay.com/itm/261974415727

US$210 Note 2 GT-N7100 http://www.ebay.com/itm/252032497383

US$310 Note 3 GT-N9005 http://www.ebay.com/itm/331609748395

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Samsung phablet phrenzy brings mobile payments into the age of WIRELESS TAPE

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Re: No removable battery, no SD-memory ...

I wonder what the S7 and Note6 won't have. Microphones?

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China laments 'wild guesses and malicious slurs' on state hacking

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It's politics Reg

Not that the US government feels it has done much wrong: former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice recently said, within The Reg's earshot, that ”the rules” mean the USA is allowed to spy in the name of freedom and democracy but China isn't allowed to.

Um, quite the contrary. The fact that top US politicians are scuttling about spewing ridiculous excuses and rhetoric proves that in fact they do fully understand that they've put themselves on a rather sticky wicket.

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You gotta be in it to win it: The Register presents its official Programming Competition

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Re: This could be good....

I have a suspicion the shouty ones won't be participating :(

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Lenovo CEO: We will axe 3,200 workers as our profits shrink to nowt

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>"User Experience Improving" junk comes free, with every Windows equipped pc...

I thought you were saying something else there for a moment ;o)

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Apple and Google are KILLING KIDS with encryption, whine lawyers

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Re: Whose Crime?

Thought crime

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It's 2015, and someone can pwn Windows PCs by inserting a USB stick

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"Anyone fancy a slice?"

About 95% of the market. Apparently.

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Re: Every one of these has one thing in common .....

Fine rant!

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CAUGHT: Lenovo crams unremovable crapware into Windows laptops – by hiding it in the BIOS

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Re: 50 shades of fail.

>Possibly they have become confused as to what the "S&M" in their dept. name stands for.

Empirical evidence would suggest they have a pretty firm grip on it

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Thirty five Flash Player holes plugged (and there's one quick fix)

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A thought...

How about you STOP splattering that shit into your articles Reg?

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'Sunspots drive climate change' theory is result of ancient error

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Re: Here we go again

"Climate science" has never been science. Think more along the lines of sociology, cosmetology or astrology.

(Not meaning to "diss" the geologists, chemists, physicists, astronomers, etc who definitely aren't "climate scientists" and would doubtless hate to be mistaken for such)

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Re: Deniers?

Thinking the same

...climate deniers use to “prove” ...

I wonder when the next service at the cult of Warmism will be... so I can give it a miss.

What's wrong with you Reg? I'm not sure how much more of this warmist/denier twattery I can take.

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Another death in Apple's 'Mordor' – its Foxconn Chinese assembly plant

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Re: suicide-prevention program

"That would be safety nets around he edge of the roof, no?"

I was thinking something like a weekly questionnaire might be involved too:

Are you happy working at Foxconn and positive about the future?

[ _ ] Yes

[ _ ] No

With "no" resulting in immediate dismissal. Natch.

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Keep up, boyos! 20k Win XP PCs still in use by NHS in Wales

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Re: No internet access?

"Ahhh the perils of free advise from "experts" on the interwebs."

Were you attempting to evoke the concept of advice there, AC? Paradoxically your splaff appears to be simultaneously both ironic and prophetic... a sort of Schrödinger’s splaff?

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Sengled lightbulb speakers: The best worst stereo on Earth

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Re: Loudspeakers in your lightbulbs sound crap

"It's not often these days that you are disappointed by a product."

TFTFY 0:-)

WTF has the author been snorting? Methinks an exhaustive group review of "IoT" shit is in order for edification&contrition purposes. Don't forget to include "smart" (the new word for fugly?) watches and every other "wearable" ...and $300 thermometers... and CO2 sensors... and lamps which allow your neighbours to spy on your children... and so on.

...and then dump the lot into the nearest landfill...

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'Cilla Black introduced me to my wife on Blind Date': Channel man's heartwarming story

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Why the "joke alert"?

I bet Paris knows a thing or two about judgemental interwebs -->

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Duncan Campbell: GCHQ and me and a roomful of Reg readers

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Flash! AAAAHHRRGrrrrggggggggggggrrrrrrr....... It's inexcusable!

Are you seriously expecting us to watch that rootkit you've embedded into an article about GCHQ/Echelon Reg?

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Oh, Obama's responded to the petition to pardon Snowden. What'll it be?

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Re: Balance

@ AustinTX

I believe someone else once thought the same. A long time ago.

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin 1755

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Re: "He should come home to the United States...

"...and be convicted by an authoritarian regime!"

FTFY!

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Re: time to step in

I'll see your angels and raise you a hundred million or so "alien abductions"

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Unhinged Linux backdoor still poses a nuisance, if not a threat

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Re: El Reg spreads anti-linux FUD...

a cross-platform nasty capable of infecting both Windows and Linux machines.

Odd that the Windows angle didn't garner more than a glancing mention. How effective is it on that other targeted platform? Are Windows trojans (earth to Reg: That aint what a "backdoor" is) really so passé that we can't even be bothered to type about them any more?

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MEGABOFFIN Stephen Hawking to rattle off answers online for MORE THAN A WEEK

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Re: I've always wondered....

> Massless does not save it from a black hole (which stops even light).

Light has mass. As do all the other sizes of photon.

p = mrel v

...except when they're resting but you're not going to escape a black hole while resting.

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The Lazarus Effect: Saved by Linux and Cash Converters

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Methinks the self-confessed penchant for sniffing about other peeps' WiFi goes a long way to explaining it

>:-)

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Slippery, slimy find: LEGGY, WRIGGLY fossil shows SNAKES weren't legless. Or ARMLESS

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Re: I, for one, welcome...

Pretty sure you'll find "the lizard people" as we call them these days are still very much alive and thriving in their niche as grand overlords of our species.

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Much more Moore's Law, as boffins assemble atom-level transistor

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"12 positively-charged iridium atoms"

Um, that'll be "twelve iridium ions" then.

What an egregious waste of letters.

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GOOGLE GMAIL ATE MY LINUX: Gobbled email enrages Torvalds

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Re: His "Herd" of developers?

What have you been sniffing? -------------->

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Re: Does not compute!

Who's this Shirley you're talking about? Surely Shirley should have been surely.

Fur Shir

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I think you'll find that just as often applies when you are paying for it.

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Re: Can also confirm more false positives in spam

"I hope this is just an ordinary regression and it goes away."

I have a feeling that this has just become an extraordinary regression and will go away very, very quickly.

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FEMALE BLOOD-SUCKERS zero in on human prey by smelling our BREATH

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Re: So what's new here?

Westminster Weasels are cold blooded.

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Apple and Samsung are plotting to KILL OFF the SIM CARD - report

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Re: And the carriers smile

And when I hit the button on my iPhone 7 that says "remove virtual SIM card" then what association will my unlocked phone have with that operator?

...and there you have it AC: If your manufacturer walled up its garden as thoroughly as it and the networks would like to do, it would risk driving its revenue to the other manufacturer.

Time to form a standard shunning cartel then.

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Re: And the carriers smile

Right... "Go to the feature that changes your virtual SIM card, enter your password, scan a one-time QR code to change carriers, and then confirm on-screen that you want to change your carrier to the one you just scanned."

I'd rather swap a SIM.

This is getting more and more like the sales pitch that accompanied replacing (not augmenting - REPLACING) our simple BIOS protection jumpers with an _NSAKEY which allows unimpeded REMOTE pwnage by whomever it is who holds the private counterpart to said key.* Certainly more convenient forsomeone but a total clusterfuck for the rest of us.

GIVE ME BACK MY BIOS JUMPER

GET THE HELL AWAY FROM MY SIM CARDS

Also, why is there an AC scampering about this thread spewing crap about what a joyously salubrious innovation this is and giving the rest of us a single downvote? Is he supposed to be one of those "super influencers" I've read about?

*and everyone else who's bothered to unpick the crapto

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Mozilla loses patience with Flash over Hacking Team, BLOCKS it

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Re: The best bit is....

Yes it does. Infected ad networks are, in fact, a thing.

Indeed.

As are MiTM injection attacks. They're very much a thing too.

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Lawyer brands client 'small penis asshole' before challenging him to a DUEL

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Re: Nanny state gone mad

I have no idea why I clicked on that link!!!

I think I might be able to answer that

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Re: Mixed metaphors

"Isn't there some grammatical rules.."

Irony alert!

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Wi-Fi Alliance ushers in new era of intrusive apps

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Meh

I'm imagining Christmas eve becoming a seething throng of defeated looking shoppers accompanied by what sounds like the aftermath of a power-surge in a synthesizer factory. Each completely deaf to the incessant cries of their miracle phone.

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