* Posts by Stretch

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Little big phone: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, a toothsome hand-fulla Android

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Re: Wireless Charging

@Bassey The dock I use at home and it really is much better than messing with the water proof covers!

@AC That is what they claim, yes.

@LaunchpadBS http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MEB2BEG/ref=pe_385721_37986871_TE_item

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Wireless Charging

So as I understand it, Sony claim that the wireless charging knackers the battery. Their solution is to sell you a very expensive http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-WCR14-Wireless-Charging-Xperia-Black/dp/B00NCR50CG/ case and dock.

Annoyingly the case with the "Smart Window" is different, and their is no Copper version of the charging case. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-SCR24-Style-Cover-Xperia-Copper/dp/B00N9OC674

I ordered the cheaper case and after two months of delays and excuses I cancelled and ordered a third party one. Which actually was 20% of the price and is much, much nicer.

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'Turn to nuclear power to save planetary ecology from renewable BLIGHT'

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The arguement against renewables here seems to be that they are not a 100% solution to the problem, and so we shouldn't bother. This is just idiotic. People who say "oh but you need gas anyway for when its not windy, so lets not bother at all" are just idiots. I mean how dumb do you have to be? Fuck it, lets just burn sliced dolphins soaked in rum if that's your arguement. Or Coal. Just as bad.

Complaints about "using lots of space" are also idiotic. We have fuckloads of waste space. Most of Africa for example.

Certainly we need fusion power, and asap. Fission is a dead end. Renewables will always have a place and micro-generation is the way to go. DIVERSE micro-generation (and no, don't give me silly arguements about how this will "damage" the grid, do me a favour, you believe the energy monopoly now?) is what's needed. Solar, Wind, Pumped Storage, and the Dog in a bloody Wheel. So what if just one of these can't solve everything? Since when did the world work like that? A HYBRID solution is always best.

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ASA slaps Ebuyer AGAIN - this time for ignoring regulator

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Re: This article needs an Editor

Examples? I can only see one.

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EU VAT law could kill THOUSANDS of online businesses

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Re: This is entirely UNreasonable

" It really is the easiest system to use"

Is that why its scammed all the time?

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Sony sued by ex-staff over daft security, leaked privates

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Re: "It also hired a high-priced lawyer to threaten the press"

IT workers are a cost to be reduced or eliminated. That's their thinking. So many times I have seen it.

And, ofc, any IT worker with any skillset in any country can do any job just as well as a real experienced professional. That's how IT works, right?

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Deprivation Britain: 1930s all over again? Codswallop!

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"We may not be doing all that well but we're a damn sight richer than our grandparents were. "

Bullshit. They could buy a fucking house.

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Amazon workers in Germany stage CHRISTMAS STRIKE

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"How can different industries have different rules?"

Due to the Briefmonopol laws.

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EU justice ministers: This is not the one-stop-shop you're looking for...

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My God

That image is REAL??? I thought you were taking the piss, but no...

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How was your week? Was it as bad as Uber's? Here's what happened

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Re: "What rules do Google and Facebook ignore, exactly?"

Tax Law http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/google-tax-avoidance/

Competition Law www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/21/european-parliament-break-up-of-google

Equality Law http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Reid_%28computer_scientist%29

Accessibility Law http://www.hassellinclusion.com/2013/08/web-accessibility-ruinous-obligation/

Privacy Law LIKE EVERYTHING THEY DO!!!!!

... basically if you can find a law chances are Google and Facebook broke it at some point.

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European Commish asks for rivals' moans about Booking.com

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Use the comparison sites but ALWAYS call direct. You'll get better deals, less hassle and less spam.

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Euro consumers have TOO MUCH choice – telco operators

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I'd quote this at them

“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.”

Adam Smith

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Re: El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

Aw you broke the register

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Spanish scraper scrapped: Google axes Google News

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"rightsholders sit around and lobby government for handouts"

Wait. This seems to be describing the entire thing backwards. Because as I see it you:

- find a series of 1s and 0s

- give stupid politicians money to make stupid laws that allow you a monopoly on those 1s and 0s

- sue anyone who dares to use that series, or anything like it, related to it, deriving from it, featuring it, etc, etc

- repeat step 2 with ill gotten gains to get stronger laws, to sue more people, ad infinitum

All "rightsholders" are living on government handouts, because that is all their "rights" are. They do not exist in nature, no lion ever sued another for its unique roar. Its total, total, total bullshit, and you can all fuck right off.

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The Great Unwatched: BBC hails glorious digital future for Three

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The RWTF is...

...what they have done to the iPlayer recently! So eye bleeding and crap! WTF is it with wasted-space-rectangles all of a sudden?

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Google pushes 'go' on Android Studio

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"the fact that it meshes in so well with bash and the command line"

And there you go. I want an IDE thanks. That I is INTEGRATED. That means I do not have a command line.

WHY THE FUCKING FUCKITY FUCK WOULD I WANT A COMMAND LINE!!!!?!?!?!!

So git is like working with your eyes stabbed out and your hands cut off. You have no clue what it does. You cannot see what others are doing. You cannot deviate from its process for even one second. It says "development works like this", but it does not cater for my use cases, and can never be made to. If something goes wrong, and it will coz its shite, you're only recourse is to delete everything you've ever done and start again. Period. That's it. Try running some bizarre undocumented commands? Oh yeah that helps...coz now the server is corrupted too.

I have personally witnessed at least 1000 development hours lost to git. Lost commits. Failed merges. Overwritten changes. Hours and hours and hours of no one being able to work coz its fucked.

And it has no Windows support. Now, I know this will hurt you all, but Windows is STILL the most popular development environment. Oh Yes. So why would you build a crappy command line system with no documentation and no UI and no Windows version? Its madness?

And why would you take the barely usable, half arsed system knocked up in a few hours by a total dickhead because he happened to have an argument with someone? WHAT THE FUCK HAS HAPPENED TO THE FUCKING WORLD???

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Yuck

Intellij and Git. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Its enough to make you quit development. I do hope they come up with a new flavour of the month to replace git soon, as its a total stinking pile of shite.

Intellij doesn't build, just indexes. The shortcuts are different. Its really ugly. I mean like REALLY UGLY. There's no decent SVN support. Its not free. I've used Eclipse for almost 20 years now in various forms (RAD,WSAD). I'll stick with that thanks.

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Security holes in iOS? We've heard of them, says Apple (as it fixes vanishing ringtones)

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didn't you know? iOS and MacOS have NO SECURITY ISSUES EVER. Anyone who says so is a liar and obviously not a proper worshiper. And there are no viruses, worms, trojans, deliberate back doors, or ANYTHING. Nu-uh.

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US Ass. Commerce Sec hits back at claims global DNS is DOOMED

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Mesh

We need a new architecture based on a mesh network to remove all filtering and control.

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'I don't NEED to pay' to watch football, thunders EU digi-czar

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Iterating: 1s+0s. Worth = £0. Amount of right anyone has to be paid for anything = 0%.

Get paid in advance or STFU.

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Ah. You can see the problem there. YOU PAID FUCKING CRAPPLE FOR SOMETHING YOU FOOL.

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#Gamergate folk load flamethrower, roast own feet over GTA V 'ban'

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Re: Sigh.

Speak for yourself Lamont

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CoreOS's Docker-rival Rocket: We drill into new container contender

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should container admins start planning for the day when they ditch Docker

They only put them on it last week.

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No wristjob, please, we're Apple fans: Just 10% would buy the Apple Watch

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They must not have asked actual fanbois, as we all know you are simple NOT ALLOWED to not buy the newest product from Crapple regardless of what you already own, how old it is, whether you use it, etc.

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An alleged 27GB Sony Pictures data dump. 65 PlayStation web servers. One baffling mystery

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Not Honeypots

They are Poisonpots, serving up corrupted torrents.

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MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'

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Re: Obviously govenment is just trying to pass the buck.

TLS has been totally broken for many years.

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Get a job in Germany – where most activities are precursors to drinking

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Having spent some time in Germany here are a few more issues:

- Church tax. You want 10% of my wages and you will give it to godists? WTF?

- Credit Cards. No where takes them, and if they do take them they are bizarre brands from eastern europe.

- Cash Machines. There are no cash machines on the street. If you have a cash card from the bank you can get inside to use one, but a visitor of course will not.

- Weekends. Don't even THINK about trying to go shopping at the weekend, or do anything other than stay at home or go to church. All shops shut at 12 on Saturday. WTF?

- Pillows. Germans are totally unaware of what a pillow is. They believe its a large square sack about 10% full of sharp pins.

Some pluses:

- Cyclists. You can walk to work without a homicidal maniac on a Victorian deathtrap running you over as they actually obey the law.

- Housing. Regulation means the housing is cheap, good quality and well sized. Not like cowboy market we have in the UK.

- Public Transport. They actually have some. In the UK we have three forms of public transport: To London, From London, and Around London. All three are shit and massively overpriced.

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Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode

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Problem is that "Online" mode will be:

- Broken on day 1

- Full of children

- Taken away after 3 months when company goes bust

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UK.gov teams up with moneymen on HACK ATTACK INSURANCE

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...akin to saying that growing the car insurance market will improve road safety.

Well. Insurance companies really like money, and they hate giving it away for claims. So they will natural try to reduce claims by increasing premiums on less safe vehicles. So safer vehicles become cheaper and road safety is improved as people are greedy and mean.

You would suppose this is the argument. I make no claim on its validity.

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My HOUSE used to be a PUB: How to save the UK high street

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@mark 63

You stay indoors and keep googling things. Then wait 4 weeks for it to arrive. Then find the delivery company has left it in the black bins. Next door. And that it has been taken to landfill already. This is good as it just short circuits the inevitable.

I don't plan on World Domination. Who wants it? But I would like to kill everyone. If I was to dominate the world shopping would be illegal. Along with Paper, JavaScript, all Crapple products, all Shipping and any commercial Fishing, hunting with anything other than bare hands, and many other things besides. You would be put to work in a planned economy designed to get us off the crappy rock before we ruin the joint.

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I like the high street. I like shops. I like being able to go and look at things and buy them with cash without risking my financial details to a totally broken security model. I like people having jobs that aren't in dark, dank warehouses. I like the community.

You seem to be in favour of every building being a house or a warehouse. I don't want to live in that world.

You seem to suggest a total lack of regulation: "My answer would be to shoot the planners and let rip the free market." Unfortunately, I can easily take this to its logical conclusion; which is where I kill every other human being on this planet, as obviously I want everything and you guys are in my way. Luckily for you there are regulators (police) to stop me enacting this sensible policy.

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What kind of generation doesn't stick it to the Man, but to Taylor Swift instead?

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oh my god fuck off! you have no right to be paid for the rest of the life time of the universe for some sequence of 1s and 0s you happened to stumble upon, and prevent anyone else from using similar arrangements of 1s and 0s on pain of PRISON.

Just this week some innocent 20 something sent to prison longer than a murderer would be. Fucking Bullshit.

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The last PC replacement cycle is about to start turning

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*Shudder* This was horrific to read.

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Target, Home Depot and UPS attacks: Dude, you need to rethink point-of-sale security

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Bet the report concludes you should give him some money to prevent you from having that money stolen. Either via crooks or HPC you are going to get screwed over.

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GOD particle MAY NOT BE GOD particle: Scientists in shock claim

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Keep the receipts for those Nobel Prizes did you guys?

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NHS XP patch scratch leaves patient records wide open to HACKERS

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Dumb Terminals.

That is all.

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Re: Force them to upgrade

Doesn't solve anything. Just moves the lock in. By the time you move, not one coder will be left on any linux app you use. Average time to new Flavour Of The Month in Linux is about 3-4 months, then anything you have will be 'old' and 'lame' and no one will touch it, Grandad.

A year ago all the linuxkids would have told you to rebuild all your apps using Ruby On Rails. Now none of them would touch that lame old solution...

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Don't assume public trusts you, MI5. 'Make a case' for surveillance – Former security chief

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Embezzlement

Ofc we don't trust any of the "security" services. We know what you are up to, and we don't need to spy on you to find out. You are busily and merrily enriching yourselves while spouting nonsense about the BAD PEOPLE.

Yeah like we believe you for one second. But you are paying off the right people and keeping a suitable level of fear and outrage up via your media mouthpieces. So you are getting away with it. Gz.

GCHQ, MI5, MI6 etc etc: Wall. Revolution. 1st.

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Hide your Macs, iPhones and iPads: WireLurker nasty 'heralds new era'

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@ Kebablog

They are macscum. Who cares what they think? They have proved themselves incapable of rational thought.

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Re: OK so let me get this straight.

Did you like just crawl out from under a rock? Heartbleed? Shellshock? Miss that shit? Decade old unix zero days? NSA must be so annoyed their lovely vulns got spread around.

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Anyone got a link to this malware so I can send to all the macscum I know?

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Ex-NSA lawyer warns Google, Apple: IMPENETRABLE RIM ruined BlackBerry

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He is obviously just coming out with controversial nonsense to get a little coverage. Just like all his former colleagues and bosses, he knows perfectly well what the truth is, in regards to this and their other pronouncements. They know we know what the truth is. Its all just a thin veneer of bullshit that keeps the pork rolling in, just like here in the UK with "security" services.

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Eye laser surgery campaigner burned by Facebook takedown

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just don't use facebook or twitter. its easy

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Luxembourg: Engine-room of the tax-break economy

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Why the fuck do we put up with this shit? All these corrupt little states... Luxembourg, Switzerland, Monaco. They don't have armies or any real population, or any use beyond tax havens for the rich. Well the useless protesters last night had no idea what to protest about, how 'bout this shit?

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Call of Duty, GTA V DO NOT make YOUTH more VIOLENT

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"Yet one previous study claimed that scaremongering reports actually made gamers more likely to be violent, rather than all the lonely hours of virtual slaughter."

Same goes for dumbass BBC stories about "sexism" in games.

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Microsoft's TV product placement horror: CNN mistakes Surface tabs for iPAD STANDS

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So there you go, shitePads preferred by idiotic plastic retards. Seems to make perfect sense to me.

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UK Cabinet Office's £200m IT bonanza: I got 999 contracts but a pitch ain't won (yet)

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Ah you seem to list all the most shitty, unreliable and useless companies I can think of.

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Apple patents AUTOGRAPHS. Checkmate, eBay

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Is an autograph worth anything when it's just another mass-produced and distributed blob of binary?

No.

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FTC to flog Butterfly Labs' Bitcoin holdings

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What about all the coins they have stashed in personal wallets?

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Pitchforks at dawn! UK gov's Verify ID service FAILS to verify ID

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Re: Experian are dreadful

Its a protection racket. They are just like any other mafia organisation. Like the Police. Or Political Parties. Crooks the lot of em.

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