* Posts by Stretch

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Death becomes it: Grim Fandango Remastered

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ohohoh thank you for alerting me to this. I tried to get the original working via various means a while ago.

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Microsoft eyes slice of Raspberry Pi with free Windows 10 sprinkled on top

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Re: Good work MS

the clever ones are already deploying linux in the cloud. And windows in the workplace, for an easy life.

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Why Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2? Upton: 'I drank the Kool-Aid'

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Ha! Yeah they drink in there. Obviously. That's a place that will show up a lot on Grindr if you get my meaning.

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EE squashes Orange UK: France Telecom's been 'destroying it for years'

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Having worked with EE/Orange IT I can suggest you keep the customers and ditch the staff. Apart from the Orange guys in Bristol that actually know what they are doing. But the Orange Digital peeps? Drop 'em like a bad smell.

Oh they are now "Hiveworks". http://hiveworks.co.uk/#/ Fuck look at all those horrible crapbooks. Useless, lazy idiots. Do some work you slow ass lamers.

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Wall St wolves tear chunk off Microsoft: There goes $30bn!

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Recent experience has shown one thing: the markets don't know shit.

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Developers, developers, developers! But WILL they support Windows 10?

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Hmm

There was this Write Once Run Anywhere language... I've been using it for years... Very popular in the enterprise. Lots of work and lots of devs. Now what was it...

Oh yes. Java.

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Open-source Java pals Groovy and Grails seek moneybags backer

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No more Groovy or Grails?! YEY!! And Gradle is a piece of shit too.

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Facebook is MORE IMPORTANT to humanity than PORTUGAL

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Re: WTF.....

You probably went "Ooooh that's a lovely phone first" :)

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'If you see a stylus, they BLEW it' – Steve Jobs. REMEMBER, Apple?

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I wanted a stylus. Cancer was too good for him. Someone should have come up with something slower and more painful.

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Apple Watch support spotted hiding out in iOS 8.2 beta

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fanbois hate truth

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The shiteWatch saga is most amusing. They are way, way behind the competition, actually YEARS behind. There will no options, just one watch refreshed in a few years time. Android Wear is already out there with 3 or 4 really compelling devices (LG G Watch R, Moto 360, SmartWatch 3 + others) in a number of form factors, loads of new peripherals and innovative devices and more on the way. LG Watch has twice the battery specs of the shiteWatch and better hardware at half the predicted price.

If you are stuck in crapple land you are really backing the wrong horse. You have to be just totally mentally broken to consider buying crapple now.

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If cities want to run their own broadband, let 'em do it, Prez Obama tells FCC

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"The laws, designed to promote the growth of private enterprise over public services"

The laws, designed to create monopolies for a few campaign contributing companies...

FTFY

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Node.js fork io.js hits version 1.0 – but don't call it production-ready

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javascript is a crime against humanity. worst thing is people wrongly associate it with java.

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Spotify flips bird at Taylor Swift, adds MILLIONS more users

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If they make it £1.99 a month I might consider paying. Until then Blockify + v0.8.5 for all your listening needs.

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Adults-only Chrome add-on grabs you by the Googlies

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Giving crapple products to children is child abuse, hence the restriction.

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Icelandic brewers knock up whale 'nad beer

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Difficult to compare this to the use of Tigers and Rhino parts etc. The animals aren't killed exclusively for the ingredients - they have merely found a use for what would otherwise be thrown away.

For hunting in general I am of the opinion that you should be allowed to catch whatever you like: with your bare hands. Should put a stop to most of this.

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Google crashes supposedly secure Aviator browser

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Re: SO what to us on Android then?

You could send all your information to a Chinese company instead. Both groups will ensure its easily accessible to "security services" who have only your best wishes at heart.

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"Users concerned enough with privacy would probably be..."

...well advised to turn off their computers, put on their tin foil hats and hope that time reverses itself.

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Boybanders ONE DIRECTION launch DoS attack on open-source bods

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best thing they ever did

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Frontier wipes credit of Elite: Dangerous 'billionaire' badboys

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See this is why i don't play it until they make it offline. I'm not interested in all this nonsense.

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Erik Meijer: AGILE must be destroyed, once and for all

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Re: What a revolutionary idea agile seems

Since when did the customer's "input" ever relate to what they actually needed?

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Scrums are just a total waste of time. They are a way for people to show how big their dicks are by dragging everyone away from anything useful for an hour and making them listen to droning on about irrelevant things.

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Double-digit tablet growth spurt is OVER, say pundits

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Re: Hmm, weird. Talks about iOS alot

http://tabtimes.com/resources/the-state-of-the-tablet-market/

http://www.statista.com/statistics/273268/worldwide-tablet-sales-by-operating-system-since-2nd-quarter-2010/

Android moved ahead in Q4 2012 and has been consistently selling larger numbers for the past 2 years.

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Music fans FUME over PJ Harvey ticket CHAOS as Somerset House site buckles

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they don't farm it out as they pocket an enormous "booking fee" for all the work they didn't do.

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Elite:Dangerous goes TITSUP

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As i predicted to much down voting!

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Metrics house hails Apple DOMINANCE of X-Mas phone 'n' slab sales

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Parents are dumb and buy wrong devices. Explains this awful tragedy.

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Buses? PAH. Begone with your filthy peasant-wagons

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We can change a bit from 0 to 1 WITHOUT CURRENT, say boffins

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Obviously

"the canting of the antiferromagnetically aligned spins by the Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya (DM) interaction"

Ahh now its clear. Obviously.

/boggle

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Xiaomi: It really ISN'T a biz-miracle idiot tax like Apple

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To be an "Apple" you have to produce years of shite before stealing someone else's industry. You have to shamelessly promote substandard products sold at inflated prices. You have to lock the idiots who buy from you into the most terrible of controlled worlds.

They're just using the name to get traction with the rest of the media. Obviously working.

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UK air traffic bods deny they 'skimped' on IT investment after server mega-fail

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Re: what to do?

I don't know... I've seen many new, good, complex systems.

I'd say new complex systems developed via huge contracts with tiny numbers of bidders, handled mainly by sub-sub-sub contractors, with minimal specification and testing, and encumbered by politicised decision making, are not good.

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Google sues Mississippi Attorney General 'for doing MPAA's dirty work'

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"the AG insists his legal case is all about protecting children"

Oh well you know its all bullshit then.

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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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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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