* Posts by Khaptain

3173 posts • joined 4 May 2008

Silicon Valley digiterati to brainstorm at 30,000 ft

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Why this crowd

SI don't really understand the correlation between the Internet Twatterati and the project of getting more women into STEM projects.

Shirley there are people on this planet far more qualifed than this marketing group.

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Young blokes blinded by video-game addiction: THE FACTS

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Re: Actually ...

@jake

The solution is easy, hand them a real gun, teach and assist them in how to shoot safely, let them fire a few shots, et voila, they are cured. It's surprisingly easy to rid yourself of these prejudged ideas and you would probably be surprised to learn how good some of them actually are.

I have never met any gamers that don't make a difference between the game and real-life. It's really just the same as any kid playing with a wooden castle, or toy soldiers or a wooden firetruck.

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Jailed LulzSec hacker Cleary coughs to child porn images, will be freed soon

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The Asperger's Syndrome sufferer

Are there any hackers that don't suffer from this problem ? Kind of strange how often we see this come up in relation to hackers, or at least the ones that got caught.

Are the lawyers allowed to use it in Buzzword Bingo ?

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Whoever recently showed us the secret documents: Do get in touch

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Holmes

Maybe its not really and AeroSpace and Defense contractor

This could actually be a vey cunning and subtle plan by El Reg to finally overthrow Governements, Despots, Non Payers of Tax, Chinese hackers or even the NSA.

There are indeed some very cunning people at El Reg.......definately not the usual bunch of pigistes de l'informatique.

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Microsoft in sexism strife again over XBOX rape joke

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Re: Madness

I always like to imagine what really goes in "behind the scenes" in these PC peoples lifes.

it reminds me of Isabelle Hubert in the piano teacher. Up front everything was perfect but behind the scenes she was ever so slightly "naughty"..... ( PS : Yes I know that the character role was played as someone mentally disturbed but that is exactly my point).

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Chinese software pirate gets 12 years in US slammer

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Re: Expensive software

The governments of China, France, Russia, Japan and the USA are probably the first 5 on the list, followed by Elon Musk and maybe Richard Branson. After that my list runs dry.... North Korea and Iran might be on the "maybe" list.

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Re: Expensive software

Update : I just learned frorm radio BBC Worldwide that it was Space Exploration software.

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Expensive software

* Sold 500 works worth $100 Million: therefore $200 000 per work.

On average each person paid $200 for software which was worth a total of $300 000. ( That's quite a margin)

Which software is worth $200 000 that holds interest for 300 people ?

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Google gobbles map app Waze

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Shame - Waze was OK

I presume that this will now become yet another method of tracking that Google(Prism, NSA, FBI etc) can use. It's unfortunate because Waze was pretty good for providing live radar position information ( which is not legal in France).

Sometimes I wish that Google would simply collapse in order that the internet and the associated companies return to a "familly" size. These MegaCorporation bring advances, that they choose to bring, but at the same time seem to stifle everything else.

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Linus Torvalds threatens verbal assault on developers' pets

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Re: Torvalds would turn air BLUE at MS's Devs! @Eadon

Eadon,

Are you staying that because Torvolds (sic) won't shout at his fellow developers that that is a good thing. It sounds exactly like something that Mr Bolmer Balmer does.

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Singing astronaut Chris Hadfield resigns from Canadian Space Agency

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Life on Earth

I suppose that Chris Hadfield is one of the few men that truly know what it means to live the "burden of life on earth".

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Waving an Eye-of-Sauron pulsating mock cock? Stop immediately

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Re: As soon as I saw the picture .....

It's not easy on the mind thinking that one of the above 2 will be "walking into their bedroom tonight with a pink marigold glove" or worse "walking into the pub toilet with a pink marigold glove".

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Gone

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Dear El Reg - Create a jobs section

But please don't add these posts to the main board. I don't think that there are many commentards that come to El Reg to find a job, there are other sites far more suited for the purpose.

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The toy of tech: The Mattel Aquarius 30 years on

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Re: Who are we kidding?

Thumbs up for the video,the nostalgia is far more exciting that the reality..

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Now you can use your phone instead of your wallet at the ATM, too

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Devil

Are these PRISM activated Atms ?

I presume that to get some cash we will soon have to make a formal request to the NSA / CIA / FBI etc..... by using our telphones we are doing that anyway......

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New Android plan: Gurn at your phone to unlock it

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Re: Speech Recognition

I notice that some of our darling El Reg audience have a very poor understanding of iconography........

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Speech Recognition

Can't we just "speak" the password to the phone in a loud and clear voice.......

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Sneaky new Android Trojan is WORST yet discovered

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Couple of questions

There is no mention of how the malware gets into the system, from the article it appears that the virus must be "installed".

The article also doesn't mention how the virus gains "Device Administrator privilèges":

How did Kaspersky manage to find this well hidden, disguised virus.

How do they know it can connect to URLs, ping etc and yet not know the addresses that it pings, connects to.

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Help! I’m trapped inside the Chamber of Hollers

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Re: He SAYS Leith

I seem to remeber that Leith Docks was not known for being chic....... It was very popular amongst a certain kind of Gentry ansd Sailors.

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So, who ought to be the next Doctor Who? It's up to YOU...

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Bill Clinton

Monica as sidekick

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Al Gore: Stop using the atmosphere as 'an open sewer

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Re: Don't make me say it!

Turkish speaking about Al Gore:

"What you mean he's fucked, like proper fucked."

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Seven all-in-ones that aren't the Apple iMac - and one that is

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Re: All fugly except the mac

I don't own a Mac, never have, and I don't care for their stuff but I must admit that the Mac is the only good looking piece of kit.

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IT staff clamouring to pay for their own BYOD kit, says survey

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70 % of Mobile workers

What percentage of the workforce are "Mobile Workers" ?

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Mutton to see here: Chinese dealer offers fondleslabs for sheep

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Re: "Chinese dealer offers fondleslabs to sheep"

The Sheep have apparently turned down the offer stating that fondleslabs are intended for those much lower down on the evolutionary scale.

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Whitehall grants copyright pirates safe haven until 2015

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No need to pirate any longer

YouTube is providing films and music legally.

Linux et al are providing free software.

YouPorn is providing adult Entertainement for free.

So why bother with a copyright laws.

Will the new laws really help the artists or copyright owners , NO.

Will the new laws really help ailing software companies , NO.

Will the new laws really help Porn Stars to become rich , NO.

So why bother or is this just another excuse to filter content, play at Cyber Nanny and create silly laws that don't benefit those that should. ( The lawyers are the only ones that will gain anything)

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Albert Einstein brings cheese and clean pyjamas to space station

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Happy

It's quite normal for someone that was brought up on a farm with lots of fishs, geeses and mooses.

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Headmaster

After a little bit of Google I found that the following was apparently true :

Because the word "craft" is both singular and plural then spacecraft should follow suit.

Craft in this context refers to the floating, flying kind and not the hobby variety.

Airplanes and boats are collectively known as kinds of craft.

Knitting and woodwork are collectively known as crafts.

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Re: Serious boffinry angle

Also, can we presume that if you drop your toast, neither the peanut butter nor the unbuttered side will hit the ground.

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Network Rail axes hundreds of tech suppliers

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Subcontracting

The big 5 will inevitably be doing a lot of subcontracting whilst they "anaylse" and "improve" the existing systems.

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Culture Sec: You - Google. Where's the off switch for all this filth?

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Vicious and futile censorship.

If they want to stop Porn, Paedo Images, Snuff etc it is very easy. All they have to do is turn of the Internet.

It seems sometimes that the ministers et all, want nothing more than to turn the web into a Shopping Mall.

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Apple claims shot in arm for Cupertino from new Fruit Loop HQ

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Re: Insert ring jokes

Isn't "ring" a synonym for arsehole.

So effectivelly , Apple have created the largest arsehole in the world and everyday it's employees will be coming and going into said orifice.

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Microsoft parades Windows 8.1, the version you may actually want

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Microsoft said that they had listened to their customers, oh really

Don't tell me someone at Microsoft actually thought that when people referred to the, lack of the "Start Button", that they actually took that phrase literally.

It would be interesting to know just how many downloads were made for StartMenuClassic et all.

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Thirty-five years ago today: Space Invaders conquer the Earth

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Re: Back in the day...

Two gamers were an instant hit at our local pub,

Space Invaders and Defender.

Both of those machines took a "thumping", fortunately they were solidly built machines.

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Boffins build gesture recognition using WiFi

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Re: Reg video still doesn't work in chrome

Depends what you mean by doesn't work. In both IE and Chrome I can see the video window, I can click on the play button and then all I see is the swirly animated gif that looks as though the video is being downloaded but it never arrives.

Or don't you see anything at all ?

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Re: Gesture me THIS

Eadon:

I think it is the same as the CTRL-ALT-BackSpace gesture that the Linux users use ;-) It is usually followed by the vocalisation "Oh FFS".

The detection of the "Oh FFS" is much easier than than flailing of arms and the kicking of anything inanimate.

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Microsoft touts business features of Windows 8.1

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Re: Thats it Luke, let the hatred flow through you...

@h4rm0ny

The enterprise featureas are a +"Nice to Have" list of things.

But what everyone really wants is the damned start menu back to what is was and at least to give us the choice to use TIFKAM or not.

Windows 8 is probably ready from an "administrators" point of view it is not ready from the "Users" point of view. This is an OS that has been desinged for touch screen computing, how many office workers do you know that have touch screens ?

It's not hatred, it's frustration, two very different things. We want a new OS just not this one.

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Smut-for-Glass app suffers premature ejection

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Not really an app

It's just a poor excuse to gain traffic for their pr0n site.

They even list "El Reg" in their "As featured on" list.

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Unemployed? Ugly? Ugh, no thanks, says fitties-only job website

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WTF?

The Arianistic approach.

They can call it what they want but I don't see the difference between this and a form of Arianism, selective breeding for selective tasks.

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell even Kim bloody Dotcom etc were/are anything but good looking, they all managed to do quite well.

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Twitter, Facebook are 'a MENACE to society', says Turkey's PM

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Re: "the worst menace to society"

That article is indeed interesting and well written.

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"the worst menace to society"

Of course it is a menace , the last thing that he wants is for the people to remain together and actually communicate. From what I have understood this guy is a radical who is extremely unpopular with the secular Turks.

Obviously he belongs to the conquer and divide group of dictators leaders.

He was voted in democratically so it is not easy to take a position either way.

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Fear the Embarrassing Bodies webcam

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Re: Big testicles you say?

This video gives a whole new meaning to "One swift kick to the balls".

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Ubuntu's Shuttleworth: Microsoft no longer dominates PC biz

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Re: Wikipedia shows a completely different story.

I am quite sure that a lot of business wouldn't agree with that remark.

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Re: More traction...

It's not just the applications, it is also all of the appropriate drivers, hardware compatibility, support that is required. It is the entire eco system that has to be be ready, available and capable of providing exactlly what the business wants.

MS Windows is a lot more than just a desktop operating system. It is also the servers, the applications, the usability, the familiarity, the print spoolers etc etc etc .

I don't believe that Linux will ever replace windows but I do believe that a spinoff like Android or similar might.

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Wikipedia shows a completely different story.

Strange, Wikipedia shows a 1.21% for Linux, 6.99% for Apple and pretty much all the rest is MS.

OK, Wikipedia is not an almight being and probably doesn't have exact details but I am sure that it won't be far from the truth.

So what/where are the figures to back up Shuttleworths remarks ?

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Microsoft's Windows 8.1 secrets REVEALED ... sort of

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@JDX

>A giant screen full of applications and documents is pretty intuitive

I would consider a giant screen full of applications very counter productive. It takes too long to find things, scanning a screenfull of icons is a nightmare when looking for a seldomly used program

This is one of the areas in which the original start menu was excellent and still is. Neat, short alphabetical listings/folders are far easier to scan.

Regardless the point still remains that MS should give us a choice, TIFKAM or the original Start Menu, then everyone would be happy.

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Listening to customers -- What a joke

How many of those customers asked for a Proxy start menu ?

FFS there are million so users that are used too and love the traditional Start Menu. WTF can't they actually listen to the millions rather than listen to marketing bods.

This who Touch Screen crap is becoming a f****ing joke. Mice and Keyboard are fine,

Corporates don't want/need touch screens and corporates are where the money really lies, because they are the biggest users of MS Office ( Office is the real money spinner).

W7 is fine, so I will remain here until this shit all fizzles out.

( PS : I have W8 on a secondary machine but it still pisses me off 6 months down the line, I am not being stubborn I just don't find the interface as productive as W7)

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Drupal hacked, resets passwords after millions of accounts exposed

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Re: Are there really ....

I agree, I don't understand the figures. There might be Millions of people using Drupal but Millions on their website seems quite dubious.

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Kettle 'which looks like HITLER' brews up sturm in a teacup

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Snake oil or Marketing cream

Cover up the Hitler picture with your hand and just look at the kettle, what do you see : A Kettle.........

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Windows 8.1 Start button SPOTTED in the wild

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Give us the damned choice

They started by ramming TIFKAM down our throats.

Now they would gently like to nudge it donw our throats.

Why not simply give us the choice, TIFKAM OR the Start Menu ( aka W7 Start menu).The half arsed approach never works.

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