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* Posts by g e

2768 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

McKinnon's mum applauds Obama extradition stance

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Which would be OK

If the UK legal system weren't in the hands of the USA legal system...

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Twitter vs Beeb in superinjunction nark shindy

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Ryan Giggs

meet Barbara Streisand and her highly effective effect.

you naive, meaningless twat.

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New Mac scareware variant installs without password

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Security through obscurity

Given the degree of obscurity Apple obsesses with...

Hark! What's that?

It's the sound of a million unpatched Apple devices spamming you

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Rapture postponed as world inexplicably fails to end

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Now why....

... aren't the other religions who DON'T have have any amageddon planned last Saturday take this as irrefutable proof that THEY are correct and proof that Christianity is crazyfoojibberjabber

They're missing a big marketing opportunity imho

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For sure

It's people like this that mean we ended up with safety labels saying 'WARNING: SHARP!' on knives and 'MAY CONTAIN NUTS' on bags of errr.. nuts

Remove the obvious safety warnings and let Darwin resume his course.

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Mumsnet founder: Our members are 'very keen' on PORN ...

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Dear mumsnet

Why don't you hire some application developers to create a mumsnetguard tool to install on windows/linux/mac machines so that it can filter according to mumsnet rules and protect the pc user (from themselves, presumably).

Or, you could pay a hardware company to develop custom mumsnet firmware for their adsl router that has a mumsnetguard option built in and enabled by default, thus protecting the whole network at connection source.

Or, just maybe, you already looked into all this and shat yourselves when you saw how much it would cost and decided it was far cheaper and there was more media inches to be gleaned from whinging like a bunch of ineffectual attention-seeking bastards who want to delegate all responsibility for parenting away from actual parents.

So, in summary....

GET A CLUE OR FUCK OFF

Tards.

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Hack attacks on US could spark military action

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Stop

international computer security standards

That allow the united states of americaland access to all your (and your citizens') data without recourse to anything less sympathetic than a cruise missile.

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In-app payment patent scattergun fired at small devs

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Ah but...

Surely Apple must now allow apps developers to let users link out to webpages to take payment outside the app, hence missing out on their 30% tithe or risk losing apps in the US, etc.

I should think that possibilty might make them raise an eyebrow given how fanatical they are about owning the revenue chain.

I'd issue an update to my app which made it a demo version and a bought version, separating the two then claim no US customers. Wouldn't burden of proof lie with the plaintiff?

Or, just stuff the USA and do the rest-of-the-world instead

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Porn found in Osama bin Laden compound

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Ah the body

Would that be the one nobody else saw which was allegedly dumped at sea so nobody else CAN see it?

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Perhaps my 6-month estimate was wrong

At this rate they'll be claiming they found irrefutable proof that he masterminded 9-11 in about 8 weeks...

As long as everyone remembers we only have USA's word for anything that's said, indeed pretty much everything that's ever been said about OBL... Has he ever been proven to actually exist AND be who he's purported to be.

Surprisingly easy to distrust everything a government tells you, especially these days.

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Police ordered to disclose ANPR camera sites

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Yeah. Terrorists. Right

*yawn*

Cos the foremost thing on a terrorist's mind is using valid and correct plates for the car he/she is driving, right?

God/Yaweh/Allah/etc forbid they should nick someone else's plates to help cover their tracks whil plotting mass-insert-the-latest-fashionable-fear-thing-here.

UK Police really do think they're secret agents or something.

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Ten... fantasy gadgets you wish you owned

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WTF?

Great googly moogly!

You want a Bill n Ted timebooth over a TARDIS!!!

Priorites gentlefolk, PLEASE!

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Nude gardener's arse hauled into court

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Reminds me of

The Spitting Image puppet of Mary Whitehouse... she'd bitch about some tv prog she'd just watched in its entirety, obvious being too stupid to realise she had a choice of other crap to watch and indeed an OFF button as well as change-channel buttons

All thing bright & beautiful...

... the purple-headed mountain

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Mozilla refuses US request to ban Firefox add-on

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Don't come to Britain

Cos if you change your mind you'll discover the gubbernment keeps you just poor enough so you can't afford to leave...

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Nutter preflames El Reg 'cockheads'

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I know that guy

His name really IS 'Cockhead'

Which, as is turns out, is perfectly apt, happily.

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iOS 5 said to sport over-the-air update facility

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Oh they'll claim they INVENTED it

no doubt their Pavlovian userbase will believe it too

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Is there anything to find on bin Laden's hard drive?

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Yeah yeah yeah...

I predict that after waiting a plausible amount of time (say 4-8 months) it will be announced that the official plans for the WTC attacks have been discovered and decrypted 'proving' for once and for all that Osama planned and executed it.

Expect also 'intelligence' from the recovered gadgetry to be used as pretext for further offensive actions, including (I should imagine) action / stance-taking against Iran.

No doubt I'll be labelled a cynical and a crazed conspiracy theorist... today. Happy to be proven wrong but it doesn't *usually* end up that way.

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Apple shuts online Apple Store

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So the rumours are false?

That it was actually taken down 'for update' because the PSN attackers turned their attention to it and breached Apple's security too?

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CEOP accused of misleading public over site security fail

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CEOP

Cynical

Entrepreneur

Ogles

Paycheck

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Is iPhone data collection legal?

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Like Finance services

They should perhaps be forced to put a caveat on all of their advertising, e.g.

Apple products collect and store your location and other personal information and transmit it to Apple Inc

I wonder how fast a simple advertising requirement like that would make them fix their 'bug' and have the others tidy up their behaviour.

Maybe worth mailing that idea to the ASA...

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I thin kit's still legal

To shoot a Welshman in Chester on a Sunday with your bow and arrow.

You fancy your chances with that just because it hasn't been repealed?

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By being ex-directory

Nuff said

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PSN hack triggers lawsuit

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Yes. There is

Stuff that won't net them a nice payout.

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Vote now for the best sci-fi film never made

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So many classics

An ALL button would be good.

Glad EON by Greg Bear made it to the list, and Ender's Game, too.

Is it too late to nominate Stephen King's Gunslinger series? (Is that maybe not scifi?) :oD

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Toshiba readies über-thin 7in touchscreen

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Just now need...

... Motorola, HTC, LG to buy all output for the next 5 years assuming Tosh have a patent on it preventing anyone else skinnifying their displays.

Sorry, Apple, you'll need a new USP than 'thinnest'

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Windows phones send user location to Microsoft

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Cell Tracking Schmell Tracking

Cell tower tracking is a non-issue, that can be done via the carrier's network anyway.

Wifi tracking is a bit different though, I wonder if when you 'forget' a wifi network your Android phone spotted if it's deleted from the DB. Would be interesting to know, as ostensibly that list is for keeping a list of wifi networks.

I notice no-one said Android keeps your GPS location, just cell & wifi. Is that fact?

As for MS phoning that data home. THAT is worse than Crapple's DB imho as it's potentially infinite in history and you don't get to delete it.

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Sony unsure if PlayStation Network user data was stolen

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Yeah!

And Banks, CIA, NSA, Amazon, Microsoft.

Just why, eh?

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Whatever...

I'd rather SONY do the sensible thing of switching it off and fixing it and getting it good then switching it back on again than dick around trying to make live patches while fending off attacks from disgruntled pirates.

Because homebrewers wouldn't attack the PSN network either, while they're not pirating games...

I'm sure SONY will give some sort of recompense to us PS+ members and the normal members will likely get a somewhat more resilient network for free in the near future.

Inconvenient but hardly the end of the world. The pirates will still whine and the homebrewers will still try to homebrew.

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Not all (or even most) homebrewers are pirates.

ABSOLUTELY TRUE

But you've utterly forgotten that there's a fuckload more pirates than homebrewers you useless numpty.

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WikiLeaks releases classified files on Guantánamo Bay

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Not only but also

it's a monumental insult to the memories of the victims of the 9-11 attacks, too.

'Way to go' as they say over there...

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Apple sued over iPhone location tracking

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Yeah but

Surely that's just following the Apple legal dept business model, after all?

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'Real' JavaScript benchmark topped by...Microsoft

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I too have an impressive CV

Although an appropriately large payment will have me say Microsoft rules.

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On a Microsoft report of a Microsoft product?

My what small cockles you have...

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No, iPhone location tracking isn't harmless and here's why

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but

if the data is wrong then you have to refute the allegation with evidence of how the data was collected.

Good luck prising THAT information out of Steve Jobs' Cold, Preferably Dead Hands.

As if I needed any more reasons not to buy a iThing/SpyThing

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Because...

to admit their SpyPhone/SpyPad was doing something Bad(tm) would be heresy.

And of course it would mean accepting that all the told-you-so people they had been defending Apple against for the last forever would be right.

There's nothing a fanboi abhors more than Being Wrong, except, of course Being Shown To Be Wrong.

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Ohhhhh right

So the police can't get at my PC's contents, then if I don't give them my password / power cable / keyboard / etc ?

And I thought they had scary tools like spare power cables...

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Google Linux servers hit with $5m patent infringement verdict

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Prior art

DB2 used linked lists for db storage if I remember rightly. Must have had methods to count and remove records and indexes into the list, too.

I was using DB2 years before 1997.

If we're lucky the trolls' twisted corpses will be dug up in a few years next time the Information Super Highway is resurfaced. Why proof that you applied your patent to an invention or product isn't required I'll never know. Oh, actually I do. It's cos it's 'merrika

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Angry Birds hatches a plan for Easter

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Free on Android?

Quality result!

It seems Rovio are well aware that iThing users are all too happy to compulsively throw money around, fair play to them.

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People watch movies on stuff

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Of course, it WOULD help if...

... 95% of Hollywood movie trailers weren't actually a compilation of the only bits of their idiotic derivative offerings worth watching. Keeps me well away from cinemas, I can tell you, that ripped-off feeling sucks.

Lovefilm on the PS3 is pretty good though they need better search/browsing in the app and a wider watch-online catalogue (which is noticeably improving over time)

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Samsung threatens Apple in response to patent lawsuit

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Unlikely

The screens are only made in certain shapes and, to be fair, I think Samsung will have the patents and IP for those.

No-one's going to put a rectangular screen in a square phone and phones have never had sharp corners so the rounded corner thing is mullered on prior art.

Apple are ever-increasingly comical and pathetic in equal measure. So glad they make nothing I want.

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High Court squashes Digital Economy Act challenge

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FAIL

So what's the excuse going to be

When, following the DEA implementation, profits don't soar.

Maybe the shareholders are just thick but they should have been shouting for real digital solutions from their investments years ago. Perhaps being backed into a corner is what they need.

Nice that they're doing the 'backing' as well as the 'into' parts of that, though.

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Apple sues Samsung over Galaxy look-and-feel

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In other news

Apple has patented Round Corners On Things

Expect everything from baby toys upwards to be hauled into court.

I hear the first defendant called is The Moon.

StupidFuckingTossers (tm)

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So, what's the best sci-fi film never made?

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My 2-penn'th

Greg Bear's 'EON'

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RadioShack franchises go gunning for business

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An AKG?

You can scare off varmints with a high quality condenser mic?

<coat />

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Sony buries hatchet with GeoHot in PS3 modding case

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What I don't get

is how, in The Land of The Free (tm)(c)(r)(p), you can prevent anyone talking about stuff.

Isn't it contrary to The Right To Freedom of Speech, First Amendment, whatever?

Confused of England

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PowerAmp

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Seconded

I use this app all the time on my Desire HD for in car tunes.

Really recommend it.

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Apple pressures Toyota to kill jailbreaker ad

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Toyota phonecall

Apparently the person who answered the phone at Toyota at first mistook the caller for a small lonely child crying uncontrollably.

It just turned out to be Apple whining.

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Anonymous hacks Sony PS3 sites

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WTF?

Still everyone's forgetting

You own the hardware NOT the firmware and NOT the software, you license that the same as any other commercial code-based product.

SONY shouldn't really have rescinded the OtherOS option IMHO but it's their prerogative. If you want to run Linux that bad just get a cheaper-than-a-playstation3 secondhand PC for god's sake. What the obsession with some imagined right to run Linux on a PS3 is I don't know. Does it really do something magical that Linux on any-other-platform doesn't do?

Watch the thumbs-down icon counter go for gold...

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Teens who listen to music a lot are at high risk of depression

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Finntroll

Everyone must listen to Finntroll

Trollhammeren!

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Official: PS3 has more fanboys than the Xbox 360 does

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I have both and...

The XBOX360 rarely gets turned on and all dual-format games are bought in PS3 format.

It's just the superior platform, IMHO, everything it tries to do it DOES do. The XBOX is hit & miss on it's non-game-playing 'features' to the point of utter vexation.

No interest in chipping either unit so I couldn't give a toss about the 'SONY/MS are Evil' whingers

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