* Posts by sabroni

2303 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Ex-TalkTalk chief grilled by MPs on suitability to chair NHS Improvement

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Dog food her

Make her use the nhs. Make all mps use the nhs. We'll see how big a priority it is when it's their families needing treatment.

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Release the KRACKen patches: The good, the bad, and the ugly on this WPA2 Wi-Fi drama

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Re: Has to be within range

If the two possibilities are every machine in the world and every machine in wifi range then it's worth mentioning that the second is virtually 0 compared to the first.

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Storms blow away 2017 Solar Challenge field

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re: *walks away laughing*

back to the 20th century?

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Twitter: Why we silenced Rose McGowan after she slammed alleged sex pest Harvey Weinstein

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Re: I dont care if you do or dont delete dilbert from your RSS feed

In fact I so don't care I'm going to write a little essay explaining how stupid you are...

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Re: virtue signalling.

That's how I read your post Charlie. You think your opinion is just as righteous, don't you?

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Re: Sense of proportion

It was supposedly a picture containing a phone number. Not trivial to regex that.

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Dumb bug of the week: Outlook staples your encrypted emails to, er, plaintext copies when sending messages

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Re: because they don't think anyone sends mail in plain text, nowadays

I expect they checked with their snooping powers and saw that no one sends mail in plain text...

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Re: How long before Redmond sends in the shills

I wouldn't hold your breath. Like they give a fuck about the chatter on here.....

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Leaky-by-design location services show outsourced security won't ever work

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Re: Explicit sharing

So they defeat android's location permission dialogue? The only way to be safe if the permission dialog is lying is to not have a phone...

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Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

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Re: because there was a better way.

That's just straight up wrong. Windows 10 still has the list of applications, grouped in folders if you like, that older Windows have. It's just the location of things in those lists that have changed. If you don't want to learn the new places (not new way, just new location) then you can search by name.

Windows 10 has been out long enough for you to have learned where stuff is. If you have to work on Windows you need to know this. If you don't need to know this, why are you moaning about it?

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re: I paid a visit to a client using Windows 10. Couldn't find a bloody thing

Very professional.

Click start and type the name of the thing you want to run. This has worked since 8.

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FreeBSD gains eMMC support so … errr … watch out, Android

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Re: it's well-engineered an unencumbered.

An unencumbered what? Terrible comment.....

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BBC Telly Tax petition given new Parliament debate date

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Re: the Beeb don't do anything that is or requires a natural monopoly

Agreed. However, the BBC is required by law to be impartial. Commercial stations just have to make a profit and keep their owners happy. That's a pretty big difference and one that I think is worth paying for.

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Re: Please someone tell me why I should pay the license fee?

Same reason that some of your taxes fund the roads even if you don't drive, the health service even when you're not poor and education though you're not a child.

This isn't a subscription service, it's a tax to fund a public broadcaster.

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Computers4Christians miraculously appears on Ubuntu wiki

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Re: Are you sure?

I blame the muslims!!!

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UK lotto players quids in: Website knocked offline by DDoS attack

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Re: I can't fantasise about what I would do with the money if I don't buy a ticket.

You can. If you restrict your fantasies to the possible you're kind of missing the point....

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Itching to stuff iOS 11 on your iPhone? You may want to hold off for a bit

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Re: Oh yeah .....

DougS, you always do it the same way but you don't think what the OP says is possible. How would you know what's possible if you've never varied your approach?

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macOS High Sierra more like 'Cry Sierra' for Mac-wielding beta testers

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Who are you talking to?

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Re: How can releasing a free os 8 years after the machines shipped be called greed?

Because they spent effort locking it down rather than just giving a warning, and in doing so they introduced a reason for non-malware writers to try and crack the lock. Plenty of people know the "risks" of running on older hardware, some of them have the nous to be able to break Apple's lock. Once broken the lock then introduces potential vulnerabilities for all users.

Apple's only motivation in introducing the Lock is to stop older machines being upgraded. It's a greedy attempt to force users to buy new machines.

It's not tricky.

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BoJo, don't misuse stats then blurt disclaimers when you get rumbled

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Because the wording is totally misleading.

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DRM now a formal Web recommendation after protest vote fails

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Re: Already happened....

Someone got out of the wrong side of bed this morning!!

Cheer up grumpy, might never happen!!

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Re: Time matters

People are using the web in ways I do not approve of! Down with this sort of thing!!

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Google sued by Gab over Play Store booting

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Re: one small segment of the political spectrum.

Are those opposed to fascism a small segment of the political spectrum?

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Google to kill Symantec certs in Chrome 66, due in early 2018

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Re: I haven't trusted Symantec since 2007

Fuck's sake! Do i have to start putting sarcasm tags round my posts now?

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Re: Old certs surely?

If you think something's expired when it has a year to go then yeah.....

(That is some degree level thinking!!!)

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Re: I haven't trusted Symantec since 2007

I don't know who Symantec are!

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Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

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Re: Seriously. What are you running on your phone?

Yeah, leave it switched off, the battery lasts ages.....

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Achievement unlocked: Tesla boosts batteries for Irma refugees

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Re: I think we agree updates are a good idea.

We agree security patches are a good idea. Using an update to remove functionality is not something most of us would agree with. If i buy a product i like to know what it can do, i don't expect it's capabilities to be restricted later by the manufacturer, certainly not without my consent...

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Facebook ties JavaScript code together with Yarn

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Re: Since we're just talking consumer applications

It doesn't matter if the app falls over, runs at a glacial pace or locks the platform because it's a consumer app? It's ok because it's client side? I've written lots of javascript, none of it behaved like that. Have you considered that you might be doing it wrong?

Also, Node runs on the server.

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In before....

...the old gits moaning about how you can't write proper systems in javascript.

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Daily Stormer binned by yet another registrar, due to business risks

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Re: First they came for the nazis ...

Just sayin' you don't understand.

That poem in full:

First they came for the nazis

Once they'd gone the rest of us just got along with each other

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Re: corporations are being intimidated into denying free speech

Nazis don't want free speech, they want to kill people who are different from them. So does the right to free speech override the right to life?

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Google rushes to curb Oreo's massive appetite for your 4G mobile data

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Re: Naming your release after a mess of coloured sugar and fat of dubious origin.

But all Android releases have sweet based names!

Oh, yeah, I get your point....

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What's your flava? Ooo, tell me what's your flava... of Ubuntu

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Re: I was identifying them as the source of needless tinkering with UI.

I think Apple are more likely to be the source of this change. How many designers want to copy ms? Google and Apple are seen as a lot more relevant, surely, and both have changed to flat designs.

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Re: Shiny pretty

Obviously ms are to blame. Bastards!

Wait, what? In an article about all the different ububtu desktops you managed to decide ms are at fault?

Quality thinking.

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Microsoft won't patch Edge browser content security bypass

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Re: never learnt from the directX times

Someone doesn't know their activex from their directx. Who cares? MS bad!! Bad MS!!!

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Oracle 'systematically denies' its sales reps their commissions, forces them to work to pay off 'debts', court told

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Well i thought it was a little light hearted humour, certainly not worth this amount of angry responses.

Bunch of snowflakes.

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Give staff privacy at work, Euro human rights court tells bosses

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Re: Any chance

Typical remoaner!!!

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Sub plot subplot thickens: Madsen claims hatch fumble killed Swede journo Kim Wall

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Re: Almost inclined to believe him

Wanna buy a bridge?

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Vivaldi boss: It'd be cool if Google went back to the 'not evil' schtick

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Re: , it's natural to want to crush your opponents into dust

No. It isn't. It's natural to want to survive. Humans do that a lot better in groups than they do on their own.

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Well, whad'ya know? 'No evidence' that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower

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New York Police scrap 36,000 Windows smartphones

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Re: Why not?

Um, because you're tied to one supplier? Seems like an OS that runs on more than one manufacturer's devices would be sensible.

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Japanese sat tech sinks Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists' hopes

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Re: The same if you get your information from Greenpeace!

You missed the "all" out. You're replying to a post about getting ALL your information from the anti-greenpeace side.

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Re: Our whole carnivorous lifestyle could be at risk!

You're a carnivore? Really? You don't eat any plant matter and manage to survive purely off the flesh of animals? No Chilli? No Chocolate? Sounds fun......

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Tech firms take down WireX Android botnet

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An article about a new botnet

that's been up all day and only has 9 comments on it?

Normally you wouldn't be able to move in here for experts explaining how the problem was rooted in bad OS design.

That's just when the bot runs on Windows, obviously.

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Node.js forks again – this time it's a war of words over anti-sex-pest codes of conduct

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Re: Well, I don't know who's done what to whoever

It's just a language. You tell it what to do. The risk is in the code written, not the language itself. I'm sure node has a rigourous build process and plenty of testing.

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Re: I make it a point not to contribute to projects with these sorts of guidelines

See, that's how you respond to codes of conduct you don't like. I'm sure the people working on those projects appreciate your absence.

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Re: The guy rejects the SJW straight-jacket

Presumably he wants to dismiss people's opinions by just calling them names rather than engaging with them?

Honestly, listening to the white boys whine is getting so tedious.

See, it doesn't help the argument, it just pushes people apart.

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Bombastic boss gave insane instructions to sensible sysadmin, with client on speakerphone

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Bias

From the comments it's obvious which side of the call you identify with, the hero Craig or his evil boss....

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Headless body found near topless beach: Missing private sub journalist identified

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Re: I dunno, I laugh at "dead baby" jokes

Me too, but I managed to avoid posting them on articles about Charlie Gard.

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