* Posts by Antonymous Coward

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Looking for laxatives, miss? Shoppers stalked via smartphone Wi-Fi

Antonymous Coward
WTF?

Re: Am I the only person in the world

"one with unlimited tethering option"

Who? Where? How much? Still accepting subscribers?... or are you one of the jammy s*ds who got on "the one plan"?

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Re: What Stores....

Ahhh.... you've reminded me of the days when AMD (and Cyrix) were competitive and interesting progress made desktop processing exciting!...

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Apple Watch RIPPED APART, its GUTS EXPOSED to hungry Vultures

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Paris Hilton

Despair? Fanbois? Really?

Gaze upon Cook's wristjob, ye fanbois, and despair ejaculate

Methinks you've simultaneously overestimated the sophistication and underestimated the devotion of the fanboisie there Reg.

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Microsoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCs

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Windows

Re: Guess what happens

"Microsoft keeps saying just wait for _________. You fill in the blank - I gave up keeping track."

How long have you been waiting?

Hang in there. I'm sure Windows __ will be everything you're hoping for...

"DOS being fairly cloned has had a dramatic impact on our pricing for DOS. I wonder if we would have it around 30-40% higher if it wasn't cloned. I bet we would!"

Bill Gates, 6th August 1989

"DOS remains the backbone though of both our software businesses. It is under extreme attack by high quality clones like DR DOS."

Bill Gates, 1st December 1989

"On the PR side, we have begun an 'aggressive leak campaign' for MS-DOS 5.0. The goal is to build anticipation for MS-DOS 5.0, and diffuse potential excitement/momentum from the DR DOS 5.0 announcement."

"DR DOS 5.0 Competitive Analysis," 2nd May 1990

"On the desktop, we have a strategic win today (monopoly). We must keep the desktop."

Microsoft Executive Staff Retreat, 10th May 1990

"There is an obvious conflict quickly approaching us, and I get the feeling we are not very prepared PR wise. The conflict is Windows 3.1 and DR-DOS. Apparently DRI is quite aware of our plans to not test with DR-DOS, our plan to not let them enter the Win 3.1 beta program, and our plan to detect the presence of MS-DOS and warn the user they are on an un-tested OS if MS-DOS is not detected."

David Cole, 7th November 1991

"What the guy is supposed to do is feel uncomfortable, and when he has bugs, suspect that the problem is dr-dos and then go out to buy ms-dos. or decide not to take the risk for all the other machines he has to buy for in the office."

Brad Silverberg, 10th February 1992

"the design preview has not leaked to the press are you surprised do you wish it would if so when"

Steve Ballmer, 9th June 1992

"Who at Microsoft gets up every morning thinking about how to compete with these guys in the short term -- specifically cut their revenue. Perhaps we need more focus on this. . . . "

Bill Gates, 21st July 1993

"WOW -- If you are REALLY still telling the field the RTM is Sept 30 -- and if you are REALLY serious -- we have a ton of work to do VERY fast?!! Is this just propaganda mail???"

Mike Appe, 7th April 1994

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Terminator

Re: Be patient, it's coming!

"All Microsoft has to figure out is forcing users somehow to actually buy a PC even if they do not need/want it and, kerrr-ching!

That'll be the ENFORCED obsolescence (sabotage) mechanism now trundling towards W7 then. Vista and 8 being stillborn and 9 not happening at all, it's next stop "UEFI SecureBoot + Windows 10 + Windows App store + forced cloud + subscriptions = profit"

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If hypervisor is commodity, why is VMware still on top?

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Re: "Wreck", "wrecking"

*PLEASE* stop feeding the RICHTO!

It was a good, informative, considered, helpful article. The Microsoft Corporation Inc. didn't "win" it. The RICHTO has been activated. Please don't feed it.

PS I don't think that even the gross and unforgivable crime against humanity of spawning and harbouring the RICHTO justifies this: "bizarre island of poncy gits with sticks up their pigus"

*PLEASE* stop feeding the RICHTO!

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Trollface

Don't feed the RICHTO!

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Got a Samsung Galaxy S5? Crooks can steal your fingerprint – claim

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Holmes

Re: So who's bright idea was this?

Compliments of Google apparently. It's a flaw in Android <= 5.0 - which explains why the S6 (Android 5.0.2) isn't afflicted. Samsung just had the misfortune to be using the fingerprint facility of a borked Android release in the S5.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32429477

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Love-rat fanboi left bobbing for Apples in tiny Japanese bath

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Holmes

Re: Technically very interesting

How intriguingly similar to gremlins. A most interesting deduction.

As for the scum, I believe that's almost ubiquitously associated from around the time of purchase. Perhaps the proliferation attracts more?

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Mushroom

Holy Shit! So much Holy Shit!

Suppose she had to defend herself from the likelihood of the slimy toad splaffing "revenge porn" all over the interwebs... once splaffed, can never be unsplaffed. It was the ONLY way to be sure!

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Google versus the EU: Sigh. You can't exploit a contestable monopoly

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FAIL

Re: So....

"They got in trouble for using their (fairly won) OS monopoly..."

WTF?

FAIRLY WON???? Citation needed!.. Please don't forget to include comprehensive references to at least (in no particular order): Digital Research, FUD, OS2, kernel obfuscation, HIMEM, undocumented ("illegal") opcodes, Lotus, United States v. Microsoft Corp., Wordperfect...

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Apple will cut down 36,000 acres of forest in 'conservation scheme'

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Facepalm

Re: Trees are a crop

Cutting down dead trees is bad. Just ask a woodpecker.

More of the "I can improve it by messing with it" delusion which pervades those utterly brainless do-gooder types.

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WTF?

Forestry != woodland

I know Apple Inc. deserves a good bashing (on many accounts) but Shirley this is an exception? After all, The Precious Shiny must be packed in something to keep it, erm... shiny... en route to the breathless fanboisie.

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JavaScript CPU cache snooper tells crooks EVERYTHING you do online

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Boffin

Re: And Another Thing

RTFA!

The most eminently diligent python-wrangling boff has already considered VMs:

“Our attack, which is an extension of the last-level cache attacks of (Adelaide University's) Yuva Yarom, allows a remote adversary recover information belonging to other processes, other users and even other virtual machines running on the same physical host as the victim web browser.”

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Huawei P8: Chinese mobes have arrived and the West should tremble

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Headmaster

Re: Who are we?

Very droll. Except that isn't how it's pronounced :-|

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Antonymous Coward
Gimp

Re: 2680mAh battery

No.

Glued in place for your pleasure.

http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_p8-7006.php

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'Arkansas cops tried to hack me with malware-ridden hard drive'

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Big Brother

Re: trust

Well, fraud would seem to have a place on that list.

It seems that in "the new world order" laws are for us not them.

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Rand Paul puts Hillary Clinton's hard drive on sale

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Facepalm

Oh hell, just when I thought all that NAStiness was over.

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Facepalm

That was PATAhetic!

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NSA: 'Back doors are a bad idea, give us a FRONT door key'

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Big Brother

Re: Github

If it's a modified GnuPG they're using then I hope they've spotted the booby-trap.

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Strange radio telescope signals came from microwave ovens

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Terminator

Re: Diet change

"turn the kitchen/lunch room area where the microwaves are into a Faraday cage."

Sort of like a gigantic microwave oven then? Containing a smattering of boffins and a questionably controlled magnetron. Cool! Think I once saw the same sort of setup in a film.

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Boffin

Am I the only one thinking that it sounds like a boff or two is in the habit of popping the door open while the thing's running, relying on the safety cut-off as an instant(ish) "off"?

Naughty boff.

Don't forget the safety specs when handling hot cupasoups --->

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Videogame publishers to fans: Oi, freetard! STOP RESURRECTING our dead titles online

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Facepalm

Re: very fair and balanced

Quite sure BriceP isn't the only one who "gets it." What I'm not so sure about is the wisdom of applying that shoe to the groin of the Commentarderate Soviet. Even by "proxy."

As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

Sauce for the goose...

What goes around...

etc..

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Orphan works?

Only if you're a corporation and the (former) "owner" is a mere pleb, certainly not the other way around, as I understand it.

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Pirate

Re: very fair and balanced

Furthermore, commercially-sponsored "online magazine" The Register...

" ...arguing that such an exemption under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act would amount to piracy."

...hereby informs you that you're all shameless terrorist pirates.

You should all be hanged. Slaughtering honest god-fearing mariner folk like this just to "steal" their "intellectual property". You disgust me. It's an absolute scandal. Shame on you all.

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US govt bans Intel from selling chips to China's supercomputer boffins

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Pint

Re: Oh dear

"China retaliates and brings out awesome chips, as fast (or faster) than Intel, in both the server and consumer market, for 1/2 the price... "

...but without Intel® AMT/vPro™, the CIA/NSA's "magic screwdrivers", etc. presumably. More of the "blowback" they're referring to? Awesome. Can't come fast enough.

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Gimp

Re: WTF?

...

What the hell are you doing here?

You don't belong here,

you don't belong here....

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Eyes on the prize: Ten 23-24-inch monitors for under £150

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Facepalm

Re: is £150 really a bargain

Tellies. Small, cheap tellies. "Full HD" = Telly.

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Saudis go ape, detain Swedish monkeys at border

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WTF?

Re: Finally...

Eh? Splaffing up a black macaque's selfie to illustrate a story about pygmy marmosets? How on earth do you define "decent"?

Or did you perhaps mean to comment on this article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/10/apple_phantom_attack_ios_fix/?

;)

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Who is the fastest-selling phone maker of ALL TIME? Samsung? Apple? No, it's Xiaomi

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Re: But are they real sales ?

PWC say so... which is fun as it not only affirms their own claim, but publicly and conspicuously pisses all over Apple Inc.'s sham frenzy fiascos staged so depressingly regularly to "wow" the press and others of feeble mind.

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Antonymous Coward
WTF?

Re: How much extortion tax is due?

No extortion tax is due. In fact, extortion tax is never due: by definition. It is extorted by menaces. Companies with significant interests in USA feel compelled to pay up for fear of being hauled into Texas for ritual public mugging by a mob of flag waving xenophobic plebs. Xiaomi (some may say wisely) has ignored the US and seems to be doing perfectly well, thank you. Still PLENTY of room to expand in Asia alone, then there are the the as yet unserviced markets of Europe, S. America, Canada, Mexico, Africa... Why piss about with the US?

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Drill, baby, drill: HIDDEN glaciers ON MARS hold 150bn cubic metres of precious frozen WATER

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Pint

Excessively great expectations?

Methinks hoping for chemical analysis from interpretation of RADAR data obtained from orbit might be a tad... optimistic?

Obviously it would be nice to know what it could be contaminated with but discoveries like this - actual, real, quantitative data, that we didn't all know already and not just whimsical press-orientated speculation is greatly appreciated by this commentard. Pint of purest Eau de Mars raised to the boffs --------->

As for the contaminants, I imagine a simple solar still would work extremely efficiently in the Martian environment... so rogue minerals shouldn't pose too much of a problem...

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Pro-tip: Steal a TARDIS to survive Windows Server preview death

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Alien

Re: Future plans?

amanfrommars? Is that you?

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Streak life: Oz woman flashes boobs at Google Street View car

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Gimp

Re: Naked he-boobies legal. Naked she-boobies not. Explain.

NSFW!

Erm... not all the pics at that URL are exactly "clothed"! Thanks for finding the original google image though... inquiring minds...

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Torvalds' temptress comes of age: Xfce 4.12 hits the streets

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Pint

Re: Mmmm choice

Nailed it!

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Re: just works

+2 on xfce being best suited to the more confident penguinista.

I've found that the sort of MS exiles who need pointing seem to feel particularly comfortable with LXDE so I tend to point them towards Lubuntu, with consistently favourable results.

(The ones who don't "need pointing" tend to automatically gravitate towards KDE)

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Playing by stealth: Twelve gaming headsets to plonk on your noggin

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Google takes ARC Welder to Android, grafts on Windows, OS X

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Windows

Re: Native Client - NaCl

"Bitter and corrosive"

Clearly not a reference to salt. Perhaps RICHTO was referring to himself or MSFT there?

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Samsung forgets fingerprints, focuses its eye on YOURS

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Re: 1000x more secure my ass

" Yeah, because you can get an image with high enough resolution of the iris. "

Well done! You read the link I gave you. Good lad!

" As for which one is more secure a 4 digit pin, that anyone standing in the bus/tube/train near you can see, or your fingerprint/iris, i think we all know the answer. "

Oh.

All but one of us. Still. Sadly.

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Re: I see...

"Neither method is 100% secure, one of them is far more convenient (and probably more secure) for the 80% of the people, can you guess which one?"

No need to guess (thanks) but you clearly need to read on...

One of your "methods" is 0% secure. One of your "methods" is your identity and not a password. These two things are different - one of them is not secret. "can you guess which one?" Is your hair colour a password? If I don an appropriate wig do I become you? Hair colour is (a factor of) your identity not your password. It is not secret.

If you insist on considering your physical attributes, such as iris pattern, to be your password, then just remember you should: Use a different iris for every device/account (in case one is insecure/malicious/etc), change it regularly (every few months should suffice), never get photographed - or you'll have to go 'round changing all your irises (what a chore that'd be), and so on...

Sorry if the beginning of my splaff seemed somewhat cryptic, it's the title of a nice little deconstruction of your misconception: http://events.ccc.de/congress/2014/Fahrplan/system/attachments/2573/original/congress2014.pdf. I'd meant to find an English translation to link to but got bored looking for one and gave up. Don't worry if your German isn't up to much - it's a slide presentation so should be easy enough to follow.

These days some people actually seem to be using their phones for stuff they actually might want to keep actually secure. Online banking, payments and other fappenings, for example. Not using a password is certainly more convenient than using one. If you don't want one don't use one. No problem! ...but why pretend that an ID is a password? That would be an almost criminally malicious deception. You may not know any better but Samsung should certainly know better... especially if there's any truth to the rumours regarding them Blackberry and a move into more... secure devices.

Oh... and you'll need to be be extra careful of your eyes. Obviously! --------->

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Facepalm

I see...

Therefore I am... You.

I wish the mobe industry could see too. "Biometrics"... all "biometrics"... are IDs not passwords. FFS!

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This is what happens when a judge in New York orders an e-hit on a Chinese software biz

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Pint

Re: Streisand effect

To be fair, the judge didn't contrive the law. May well be just as dismayed as the rest of us by the shameless displays of disingenuous corruption from his political masters. It's the system and specifically the politicians who manage the system that was supposed to manage them who are to blame. The poor judge is just a patsy stuck up there in front of everyone to meter out the politicians' whim.

Must confess that I’m also thoroughly enjoying the little demonstration of the Streisand effect. Hope http://www.dvdfab.cn/passkey-for-blu-ray.htm are making a tidy $um from it too.

;o)

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Microsoft enlists web security pariah Adobe to help build Internet Explorer-killer Spartan

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Facepalm

Re: The Photoshop giant's doing the pretty bits, not the secure bits

Don't worry, font rendering is only a "pretty bit." Completely harmless. MSFT didn't really incorporate it into Windows' kernel. Nothing to see here. Move along...

Déjà vu?

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Antonymous Coward
Mushroom

I wonder...

Who's embracing, extending... whom?

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Snowden dump details Canadian spies running false flag ops online

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Pint

Re: They drink beer and whisky, just like us

Calm down chaps! Methinks you're both right!...

After all, Canadians are a subset of Americans. Just as Mexicans, Panamanians, Venezuelans, Cubans, Peruvians, the poor stateless Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, Yanks, etc. are also "a subset of Americans". Perhaps OP is a supporter of one of the Canadian contributions to Americana like "American football" and therefore understands the term correctly.

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Hawk like an Egyptian: Google is HOPPING MAD over fake SSL certs

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Paris Hilton

Well that solutionoid would certainly solve this little "problem".

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