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* Posts by g e

2656 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

New in Android 4.3: At last we get a grip on privacy-invading crApps

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I've been asking Google for something like this for ages.

Glad they finally listened to me, all those emails beginning 'Do you know who I am?' must have finally paid off.

Irony/Sarcasm icons required.

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Re: Google Switch

Until you install Facebook, presumably, which will try and grab anything it has half a chance of getting.

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Assange™ names a Senatorial stand-in

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If he were a senator though

Would he not get diplomatic immunity ?

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Chromecast: You'll pop me in for HOT STREAMS of JOY, hopes Google

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Re: Shame it's HDMI 1.4

Surely HDMI standards specify how to deal with fallback to older interfaces?

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Re: Android

Netflix.

Which means my non-smart bedroom TV can now do Netflix where my XBMC Pi can't.

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Facepalm

Via USB from a computer

My my reasonably obvious guess!

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Jackboot dangled over NSA's throat for US spy dragnet outrage

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Re: God I love the Justification....

"What is this 'Rest of World' of which you speak?"

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I'm fairly sure GCHQ would say

We are GCHQ.

We don't "justify"

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Google buys speech rec patents from SR Tech

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Re: WTF?

Looks like it, for all the world, yeah! And Google paid for it, too.

Even as a contractor I still think I'm in the wrong bloody job sometimes, I need to learn how to milk snakes for oil.

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WTF?

WTF?

Turn speech into text. Already done elsewhere.

Search for stuff based on text string. Pretty sure this has been done elsewhere *smirk*.

Joining the two together is somehow unobvious and patentable?

Peeling a banana. Eating. I shall now patent the process of peeling a banana and eating it.

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Google Reader replacement 'Old Reader' crashes

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Data Management 101

COPY, don't MOVE.

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New Kiwi spook law allows domestic prying

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So, you reckon, like, at the BEHEST of

U(sa) Kno Who ?

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Boffins flip optics to make booster-free superfast fibre

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Is it just me or...

Do the Aussies seem to have an preternatural affinity for all things quantum and opto these days?

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Village-swallowing MUDCANO was no accident, say boffins

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They dug too deep

YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!

And so forth

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PHWOAR! Huh! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, Prime Minister

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Which is all OK until you consider

Is the blocklist a centralised gov't controlled DB of stuff?

In which case expect scope creep, especially as soon as Big Meeja start backhanding their pet politicians (as then they'll no longer need a court case per block) and that's just one example of where it'll all turn to shit.

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Only 1 in 5 Americans believe in pure evolution – and that's an upswing

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Re: American logic

I think that's just why they say they're having another war.

It's just a pretext for what they actually want.

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Devil

As an atheist...

I explain things thus to religious types:

You know how many many years ago people would throw stones at the moon, shout & wave spears at solar eclipses to drive off whatever was 'eating the day'? You know how we look back on those ancient civilisations and smile yet we understand how, back in those superstitious and unenlightened times, they might come to think those things and hold those beliefs?

That's how atheists look at you.

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Ubuntuforums.org cracker promises no password release

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Meh

Ohhh so s/he's doing us a _favour_

Well that's just dandy then.

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WAR ON PORN: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters

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Re: Surely ISPs are all for this really.

Lovedrive at a guess?

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Alert

I wonder if 'Bianca Beauchamp' will be a banned term

Enjoy.

Or not.

As you please while you yet have a choice ;o)

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Re: Public Servants Filtered?

They'll have the inverse filter.

Only kink and kiddie porn.

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Mushroom

The ISPs have rewired everything

Like every device in your house has a separate bloody internet connection from your ISP.

Further evidence that that utter twunt and dangerous jackass Cameron has fuck all clue what he's talking about.

Or is intentionally spouting lies and bullshit.

Or most likely BOTH

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Fixed it for you, David

the "corroding" influence of The British Government on the hearts and mind of young Britons

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Spotify: If musicians don't give us their stuff they get pirated more

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Re: An idea...

Or sign only for physical distribution and negotiate the digital distro with the endpoints themselves.

I'm sure management co's of the likes of Queen, Floyd, U2, Iron Maiden, etc could do that if it suited them.

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Re: Nearly Zero.

Aren't those rates set by the record co's though?

Spotify will pay the least it can as that's good business but it's incumbent on those licensing it to work in the interest of their artists. At least superficially.

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Ah but

is that possibly not more down to their publisher rather than the act itself, except in the cases of peole like Coldplay et al ?

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Middle America pulls up sagging pants menace, belts repeat offenders

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I still dont get it though

Why pretend you're dressing like a prison inmate who's advertising the availability of their arse for a bout of rough man-love in the laundry (or wherever's handy).

Or does it mean something so more subtle that's it's beyond the ken of folks who don't do it?

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Ubuntu forums breached, 1.8m passwords pinched

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@David W

I bet Lacroix hangs out in #Perl on Efnet (that's on IRC to the rest of us), cynically telling people who've already searched everywhere else to 'go RTFM you moron and stop wasting our time'.

When after all, #perl is a last bloody resort anyway for Perl clues because of the social dysfunctionals that inhabit it exhibiting precisely that dickhead behaviour.

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@AC & chums

I note we're still awaiting enlightenment from your vast IT experience(s) on what the replacement ultra-secure OS should be.

Well, you've had enough time to at least get to Wikipedia...

My money's on someone touretting 'MacOS' or 'BSD'. In which you've failed cos I said them first even though I'd use neither. So there.

Pints for everyone bar you.

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Hold on a mo: Brits blow £56m a year on the blower to gov minions

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Big Brother

"put off calling government phone numbers altogether"

Does anyone ever wonder if that may be the point?

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Premier League boots footie-streaming site off Blighty's interwebs

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VPN

Meh.

Not that you'll every find me watching football anyway though I believe quite a lot of people do. Whether there's any demographic intersection between people who know what a VPN is and footballists is another matter, mind you.

All for starving greedy companies of revenue, all the same.

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ACLU warns of mass tracking of US drivers by government spycams

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ANPR

Glad the UK was able to share something back to the US

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Paypal makes man 1000x as rich as the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE

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He missed a trick there

I have auto-sweep set up on my PP account ;o)

(At least that's how I remember having set it...)

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PRISM scandal: Brit spooks operated within the law, say politicos

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"Operated within the law"

Google, Amazon, Starbucks, Vodafone...

Ahhhh politicians, they always want to EAT the cake as well....

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Ad man: Mozilla 'radicals' and 'extremists' want to wreck internet economy

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Holmes

Or, alternatively

You could accept, with grateful humility, your good fortune to have sold this much snake oil already and give the yacht a polish.

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Botch Tuesday: Redmond frags video codec

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FAIL

You'd think, though

That they would test against software as well known as Camtasia or Premiere or Vegas Video, etc

Instead of Meejaplayer, or nothing.

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Is your Apple gadget made of human misery and eco-ruin?

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Re: ?

Quite possibly FotE not feeling relevant enough so generating some noise to remind people they exist, too

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Forget Snowden: What have we learned about the NSA?

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Re: Old News ......

IIIIIIII'M ASPARAGUS !!

I'M ASPARAGUS AND SO'S MY WIFE!

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Poor iPhone sales mean Verizon could owe Apple $14bn

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Also...

Verizon won't do it a second time. Nor will anyone else.

Footbullet for Apple sales.

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Re: Ahh the quaint old iPhone - that takes me back a few years

@Apple Cultist 7:10

Which is what people always say when they can't get/afford the best and/or latest or just realise they made a poor purchasing decision in the firs tplace

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Dead STEVE JOBS was a CROOK - Judge

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$20 Billion damages bond in escrow then

Just cos.

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Samsung asks for retrial on rubber-band

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Alert

Samsung might be doing a Google

And taking the effort to look one step further ahead than everyone else generally bothers to.

In which case they're just paying out the rope to apple.

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Radar gremlins GROUND FLIGHTS across southern Blighty

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Keep an eye out

For US transport planes with Snowden-shaped rendition cargo on those flight paths.

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US, UK watchdogs file legal moves to curb government surveillance

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Good luck with that.

I hope all the legal project documentation is being done on paper with lemon juice ink cos, you know, they'll be reading those emails for sure.

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HP storage: more possible backdoors

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Hmmm let me see...

If I made some software and put a back door into it, I think I'd go to prison or at least expect to be sued lots and lots by every single customer whose shit I'd intentionally compromised.

Unless that backdoor was for the NSA, presumably.

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US public hate Snowden - but sexpot spy Anna Chapman LOVES him

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In other words, then

NSA still more unpopular than Snowden

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Credit card donations to WikiLeaks restored as Mastercard breaks ranks

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I'd like to think

That someone in mastercard grew a pair.

I suspect the truth is somewhat different and altogether less savoury, however.

Final pint of the day for everyone BUT the card processing companies and their bedfellows.

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Anti-PRISM Trojan explodes over Jay-Z fans

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Fabulous

Protest about data stealing by data stealing

Cocks.

Who the fuck is Jay Z anyway?

Friday, so pint for all, even Appleists (as it's free)

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Patriot hacker 'The Jester' attacks nations offering Snowden help

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Asshat

I do enjoy the irony of how he's "protecting the USA" by essentially embodying pretty much everything the rest of the world (and a good number of US folk) looks down on it for.

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Re: I wonder....

*CLICKETY*

More than he did 30 secs ago...

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