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Jamie Kitson

Re: Borne in mind, but ...

> But, Jamie - I thought you weren't going to read us any more!

I'm allowing myself access to the forums :)

> However the stats and analysis... there are an awful lot of readers who like such stuff.

Sure, but that doesn't make it ok, The Daily Mail is the most popular/successful news website, is that what you want to become? Can't we strive for something more than that? You are in a position of power here and currently you are reinforcing nasty stereotypes about both men and women.

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Jamie Kitson

So I'm not the only one. I compiled a short list here:

http://blog.jamiek.it/2013/10/sexism-at-theregistercouk.html

Although my last post pointing this out wasn't published...

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Vote NOW to name LOHAN doomsday box

Jamie Kitson

Tit Jokes

No, please no.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/09/titstare-app-women-tech-sexism

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Does the RSPCA have your gun licence or car registration? NOBODY knows

Jamie Kitson

ACPO

> No other private organisation enjoys similar privileges of being able to request access to the Police National Computer (PNC).

Isn't ACPO itself a private organisation which sidesteps FOI requests?

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Chrome, Firefox blab your passwords in a just few clicks: Shrug, wary or kill?

Jamie Kitson

Missed Option

There is another option: don't show the passwords at all, ever. Why do you need to view a password? If you don't know it, then reset it.

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They don't recognise us as HUMAN: Disability groups want CAPTCHAs killed

Jamie Kitson

My Campaign

Ever since I realised that people were using CAPTCHAs to digitise books I have been adding swear words instead of the word from the book. It's quite easy to tell, one word will be a real English word, unscrambled, that word you can substitute for some witty replacement, the other word, usually a random series of letters/numbers scrambled, you have to enter properly.

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Jamie Kitson

Re: From the Department of The Bleedin Fekkin Obvious Department...

> sending thousands of non-wanted "confirmation" emails from your domain...

So don't send thousands, it should be quite easy to detect when the system is being abused, just restrict the confirmation emails to one a minute.

> How about where you're just sending a message or reply on a website?

Why should you have to enter a CAPTCHA once you're registered and logged in?

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Tor fingers Firefox flaw for FAIL but FBI's also in the frame

Jamie Kitson

I thought the same, but maybe the Extended Support Release version was useful to them in some way.

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Jamie Kitson

Re: Ha ha ha ....

> No OS is secure, they all have users.

There, fixed that for you.

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Jamie Kitson

Criminal Activity

Hasn't the FBI just committed a crime?

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No more top three comments below story? :(

Jamie Kitson

I seem to have lost my bronze badge too :((

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Jamie Kitson

No more top three comments below story? :(

Are the top three scored comments gone from the bottom of stories forever? I quite liked that feature.

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Google SELLS OUT the INTERNET HIPPIES! AGAIN!

Jamie Kitson

Not a big deal probably

I'm not a fan of Google, but giving them the benefit of the doubt it seems likely that they need this clause to stop people seriously taking the piss, and will let the little people get on with running their homepage and smtp servers from home. As the guy says, I'm sure most other ISPs have the same clauses, but just only enforce them when seriously pushed to do so.

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Chubby-chasing SEX TROLLS ran me offline, says fashion blogger

Jamie Kitson

Tautology

> The blogger was not happy with this unwanted attention.

Not happy with unwanted attention? Well just fancy that!

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Police probe IDIOTIC Twitter bomb threats slung at journalists

Jamie Kitson

Ambiguity

I suppose we have to assume that they are using a 24 hour clock and that they meant 10:47 this morning.

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Microsoft Surface sales numbers revealed as SHOCKINGLY HIDEOUS

Jamie Kitson

Some some once

I went to the Royal Society's summer thing this year and saw some tablets at a stand that I didn't recognise. They turned out to be MS Surfaces. Wow I thought, so that's who's bought them, maybe they got an educational discount. Nope, it turned out the project was sponsored by MS.

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Microsoft introduces warning on child abuse image searches

Jamie Kitson

Testing

How many people are now going to try "illegal" searches until they hit this popup? And then hear a knock at the door?

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'Wandering Dago' tuck truck ejected from NY race track

Jamie Kitson
Thumb Down

In Australia

Australia seems to be a seriously racist place. I have a friend of Sri Lankan origin whose office nickname in Australia is Apu. The fact that no one bitched about "Wog Boy" is not necessarily a good thing.

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Seven snazzy smartphones for seven sorts of shoppers

Jamie Kitson

Camera

On balance I’d recommend... waiting for the Lumia EOS/1020.

There, fixed that for you.

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British Bebo founder buys back social network for $849m profit

Jamie Kitson

First ever social networking site?

@Fred M

> Many years ago (early 2001) some friends and I started the first ever social networking site

erm, I think you'll find FriendsReunited came before that.

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Nominet resurrects second-level namespace plan: 'Before you say no...'

Jamie Kitson

Current second-level domains

Doesn't this just invite typo squatting on current second-level domains like .gov.uk, .police.uk or even .co.uk?

Has any other country done this?

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Mint 15 freshens Ubuntu's bad bits

Jamie Kitson
Joke

Re: One of the first truly usable Linux desktops

Yes, it's the year of Linux on the desktop!

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Jamie Kitson

"slightly overhauled"

Isn't that a bit of an oxymoron?

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Premier League seeks court order to ban footie-streaming Swedish site

Jamie Kitson

> The blocking of web sites is a very dubious act, almost acceptable in the case of kiddie porn

Almost, but not quite?

> Sky is one of the largest contributors to the Premiere league. If they pull out, the league (and the clubs in it) probably won't survive.

Just like all the lower leagues and divisions and the clubs within them haven't survived? Oh wait...

Some might argue that the premier league would be better off without so much money.

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It's a fiddle! Funnyman's Irish tax flashmob floods Apple flagship store

Jamie Kitson

iTunes

Doesn't stop him selling on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/mark-thomas-manifesto-series/id634906877

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Yahoo! adds 1TB of free storage to Flickr in site revamp

Jamie Kitson

Explore

> An Explore option has also been added to show off the most popular uploaded images on a day-to-day basis, and there's a slideshow feature to have them fade in and out with a funky soundtrack playing in the background.

erm, when exactly did you last look at Flickr? These features are old. Although I'm not sure about the "funky soundtrack".

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What freetard are you: Justified, transgressor or just honest?

Jamie Kitson

Clues...

> But is it really so confusing? Here's a clue...

Surely the biggest clue is whether you have to pay for it or not?

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After Leveson: The UK gets an Orwellian Ministry of Truth for real

Jamie Kitson

Berlusconi

You seem to argue that Murdoch is benign and has no power, but would you say the same of Berlusconi?

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Stephen Fry explains… Alan Turing's amazing computer

Jamie Kitson

Response

https://twitter.com/stephenfry/status/315247304678445056

He's definitely got at least one thing right.

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Review: HTC One

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Singaporean men in naked web cam extortion scam

Jamie Kitson

Typically, the women involved...

...are men.

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Men's rights activists: Symantec branded us a 'hate group'

Jamie Kitson

Uh-oh

They'll be dressing up in superhero costumes next and scaling the Symantec building.

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Paper computers: Not mere pulp fiction

Jamie Kitson

Re: Not well argued

I did say "if". My point is that there is an amount of time that an e-reader will last where it will be greener than the number of books consumed in that time.

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Jamie Kitson

Not well argued

I usually enjoy your articles Alistair, but you made a couple of sweeping statements without backing them up with numbers.

1. Planting trees in order to print paper is more sustainable than building power stations to power our electronic devices.

Well that rather depends on the numbers doesn't it? How much paper do we need? How many devices are we going to have, and how much power do we need to power them? And we'll still need power to do the printing and create the paper.

2. Books are greener (eg, easier to recycle) than electronic devices.

Again, that rather depends on how many we need through our lifetimes. If we could get people to buy and use just one e-reader throughout their lifetime then a heavily used e-reader may well be greener than thousands of books, however you measure greenness.

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Psst, wanna block nuisance calls? BT'll do it... for a price

Jamie Kitson

Re: How out of date are their lists ?

There's a simple answer to all of this, your wife is having an affair. Or two.

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Jamie Kitson

What's the point...

if you have to listen to the answer phone messages anyway?

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Don't Menshn the snore: Chick-lit queen's jabber site killed in its sleep

Jamie Kitson

Yes, I'm confused as to why the Reg hasn't covered that story.

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Twitter clients stay signed in with pre-breach passwords

Jamie Kitson

Similar

Reminds me of an issue I had with Flickr. I'd accidentally leaked one of my apps' secrets. No problem I thought, I'll just regenerate it (as you can with Facebook for example). But Flickr has no way of regenerating app secrets. As far as I could see, the only secure thing to do was to disable that app and create a new one. Luckily I didn't have any users at that point.

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Amazon: IVONA bevy of 'all natural' blabber babes to beat Siri

Jamie Kitson

IVONA Pun!

I can't believe you didn't do any IVONA puns :(

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Shiny, shiny! The window's behind me...

Jamie Kitson

Zenbooks

The very new and modern Asus Zenbook Primes all come with (full HD) matte screens.

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Jamie Kitson
Joke

Re: Incorrect apple bash

Would that be the Hobbesian choice per chance?

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Mobes, web filth 'PORNIFYING' our kids, warns top Labour MP

Jamie Kitson

Bravo

That's unusually interesting and insightful comment for the reg :)

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Drop that can of sweet pop and grab a coffee - for your sanity's sake

Jamie Kitson

Re: Correlation != causation

Yeah, they're most likely depressed because they're fat and are forced into drinking drinks that taste crap by society.

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'Physical pressure' from Iran’s cyber cops killed blogger

Jamie Kitson

Re: Firing the police chief?

> three of his officers are apparently under arrest for subjecting him to “physical and psychological pressure”.

Seriously, RTFA people.

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Jamie Kitson

Re: Don't you just know...

erm, perhaps RTFA before commenting?

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Adobe offers free trip to PowerPC era

Jamie Kitson

Re: Gimp Schmimp

> Save as JPEG? Oh no, you have to EXPORT as JPEG! Change pen size? Oh, let's not make that easy).

I'm glad I'm not the only one, I was starting to think it was just me. Plus it doesn't remember where you exported to last time, so I'm *always* changing from Documents to Pictures.

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Send Corrections Link

Jamie Kitson

Send Corrections Link

Did I miss the announcement about the change to the Send Corrections link?

Are we to take it that you don't want corrections any more?

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Quantum axes one in ten workers, insists it was not investor's idea

Jamie Kitson

Re: Missed opportunity

Or "Quantum offers no solace for workforce"

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Jamie Kitson

Re: Missed opportunity

http://www.chambers.co.uk/search.php?query=literally&title=21st

See #2.

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