* Posts by sabroni

2647 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Man drives 6,000 miles to prove Uncle Sam's cellphone coverage maps are wrong – and, boy, did he manage it

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Re: Is anyone really surprised about this?

No, not surprised at all but still wondering why all stories that provide evidence for things that were previously just "common knowledge" get posts like this.

It's the evidence that makes this a story.

Oh snap: AWS has only gone and brought out its own Backup

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AWS backups are based on snapshots

What does that mean exactly? On SqlServer a snapshot is a quick file system level "backup" with restrictions on restore (you can have multiple snapshots but can only restore one and must delete the others first). This product isn't like that is it? If not, what does this usage of snapshot mean?

Googlers to flood social media with tales of harassment in bid to end forced arbitration

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Re: Or they can do some virtue signalling on the interwebs

That's how your post read to me. Maybe you could clarify the difference between "virtue signalling" and "stating your opinion"?

This July, Google will weep for there are no more worlds to banhammer: 'Bad ads' to be blocked globally

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Fox. Hen house.

I love debugging in Chrome but no way I'd ever use it as my regular browser. Thank fuck we've got NoScript on Firefox Android now!

The D in SystemD stands for Dammmit... Security holes found in much-adored Linux toolkit

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Trolling Nerds since 1994

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No the angry old men who just go on and on about the same bloody tedious thing all the time.

There are distros that don't use SystemD, use one of them and get the fuck over it.

Bish, Bash... gosh! Good ol' Bourne Again Shell takes a bow as it reaches version five-point-zero

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Re: Nah, it's just a backup for whenever the main microfirst granularity fails...

Nice derail.

Can't discuss security in a linux thread unless we're discussing how much better than Windows it is.

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"with the latter having microsecond granularity."

Is that for side channel attacks?

A year after Logitech screwed over Harmony users, it, um, screws over Harmony users: Device API killed off

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I have the same amount of experience and I'm thinking exactly the same!

If i sell you a sprocket that i day doodles and then a year later patch it to stop it doodling you have a case. If I patch it so it doesn't diddle anymore then that's tough titties. Ask for a diddler if that's what you want!

The other side of this is of course that I'm responsible for someone hacking your engine via my sprocket's undocumented diddler!

Facebook Like, social sharing buttons on your website may land you in GDPR hot water if data goes a-wanderin'

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Re: This was the case...

Where does the icon come from? If it's served from facebook then it doesn't matter that the code doesn't run, they'll have your tracking cookie from the icon request.

Newsflash: Twitter still toxic place for women, particular those of color, Amnesty study finds

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Re: who decides what is allowed and what is not allowed?

Primarily the law, then the platform owner.

Is Google purposefully breaking Microsoft, Apple browsers on its websites? Some insiders are confident it is

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On an article about Google deliberately messing up other browsers your explaining that you like how robust chrome is?

The fastest, most secure browser? Microsoft Edge apparently

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The EU didn't mandate that the user experience was fucked up. Plenty of sites manage to pop up a little opt in dialogue. The EU legislation says that sites aren't allowed to track you without your consent.

The sites that behave badly are trying to get people to complain about the legislation because they want to be able to track you without your active consent.

Seems to be working.

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So you agree, it's definitely more secure because it's not targetted?

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Re: Does it phone home?

When talking about whether it warns you about phishing sites? When the list of valid certificates is held outside the browser?

It's going to have to call somewhere.

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Whenever I don't understand something I always make sure to post on the internet to make it clear that everyone knows I have no idea what I'm talking about.

Latest Google+ flaw leads Chocolate Factory to shut down site early

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Re: Google does it's usual...

All businesses close things that don't make money.

I guess it's the word sheeple that has triggered the upvotes. Ironic.

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I think you'll find it means quality goods at reasonable prices actually!!

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Re: Here's one. It's called "the pub".

You've got a pub that anyone in the world can get into instantly?? Sweet!

Microsoft, you shouldn't have: Festive Windows 10 Insiders build about as exciting as new socks

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Re: been running Windows Update for 9 days solid.

To be fair 3.1 to 10 is a fair number of updates.

In 2018, Facebook is the villain and Microsoft the shining light, according to techies

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I'm super cool!

I hate them all! And Uber, Deliveroo and all the digital work houses. And Linux! And BSD!!!!!! THEY ARE ALL EQUALLY BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: three quarters of my games library is un-usable as I no longer boot into windows at home.

You've decided not to start the OS they need and that's MS' fault? How does that work?

Do not adjust your set: Hats off to Apple, you struggle to shift iPhones 'cos you're oddly ethical

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Re: Data slurping

The weight of evidence of Google's snooping is far greater than Apple's. Apple predominately monetise through hardware sales while Google monetise through targetted advertising. Snooping is more vital to Google's business than it is to Apple's.

So when faced with one option that definitely snoops as much as possible and one that probably does it's perfectly reasonable to pick the latter.

It's the wobbly Microsoft service sweepstake! If you have 'Teams', you've won a lifetime Slack sub

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It's working fine for us!

So clearly this article is bollocks!

Microsoft polishes up Chromium as EdgeHTML peers into the abyss

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Came here to post exactly that (though less eloquently).

If true this change is bad news for everyone but Google.

Giraffe hacks printers worldwide to promote God-awful YouTuber. Did we read that one right?

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Re: Calm down

Aww mate, mate. Mate, why you have to have a go at pewdiepie for? Mate? aww, mate. Mate! Mate, why you have to have a go at pewdiepie for? Mate? Aww, mate!

Mystery sign-poster pities the fool who would litter the UK's West Midlands

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The country is heading for disaster and you're spending your time thinking of clever names for each other.

Grow up.

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Re: If you're going to put up a sign...

Or, you know, drive under the speed limit.

Still, I expect you had some mcDonald's wrappers you needed to chuck out of your window.

I was once one of you, F1 star Lewis Hamilton tells delighted IT bods

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re: why should we give a toss?

Don't know about you, I give a toss because it's wrong to discriminate on gender for this sort of role, or indeed for most jobs.

It's the fact they're grid girls that's sexist. Like there aren't any attractive young men that could do that job! Let's get a nice mix of attractive people, all genders and ethnicities and everyone gets to perv! That's entertainment.

Australia to build a pirate-proof fence: Brace yourselves, Google

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re: stop me painting my own copy to hang in my living room.

Is that what happens? Youtube is full of carefully crafted replicas of copyrighted material?

If I was a painter and you wanted to paint something that looks the same that's fine. But that isn't how this works, the copies take no effort to make, involve no creativity on your behalf and are indistinguishable from the original.

The thing is you love paintings and they bring you happiness. But you seem to think that's all the reward a painter needs.

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If people really want your stuff you have to sell it?

Fuck off.

The antisocial network: 'Facebook has a black people problem,' claims staffer in exit salvo

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Re: Nice comment

To be fair, doing a good job too!

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Nice comment

probably another case of an angry racist trying to encourage discrimination and bigotry.

Tech bosses talk kids' books! Could they show a glimmer of humanity? You only get one guess

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Re: They didn't really lie, they just never answered the actual question.

They were asked a question, the answer they gave was untrue, that's a lie.

If when asked "How old are you?" I reply "10" I'm lying, even though that is the correct answer to the question "How many fingers do you have?". If I say "I have 10 fingers" then I'm not lying but it's clear I'm answering a different question.

They just replied to the question without clearly stating they weren't answering it so they were lying.

Talk in Trump's tweets tells whether tale is true: Code can mostly spot Prez lies from wording

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Re: if breathing() return LYING

Hillaire. Yet the article itself states that only 30% of his tweets were deemed inaccurate by the Washington Post.

I fucking despise what he's doing and how he's doing it. One of the things I despise is how he doesn't care about truth. You won't combat that by making things up.

Talk about a cache flow problem: This JavaScript can snoop on other browser tabs to work out what you're visiting

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Re: Not with NoScript it isn't.

Must of us use NoScript to selectively run scripts from some domains and not from others, otherwise we'd just turn JS off for the whole browser and be done.

So it depends which domain hosts the malicious JS.

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Re: "Computer science boffins"

New here?

Using a free VPN? Why not skip the middleman and just send your data to President Xi?

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Re: inexplicably still considered 'socialist' or 'communist'

It's so anyone mentioning redistribution of wealth can be easily demonised.

TalkTalk hackhack duoduo thrownthrown in the coolercooler: 'Talented' pair sentenced for ransacking ISP

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"individuals of extraordinary talent."

Weird, I always thought they were run of the mill script kiddies who found a load of badly secured and out of date systems. But I guess that'd mean TalkTalk were culpable.

Trump in Spaaaaaaace: Washington DC battles over who gets to decide the rules of trillion-dollar new industry

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Clearly a bombastic bob sock puppet. Got the same fucked up keyboard.

If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update

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This! I'm glad they're fucking up so spectacularly, sooner it starts to cost MS cash the sooner they stop with this bollocks.

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Re: Cannot reproduce the net share issue...

Hmm, I think MS have access to a slightly larger test fleet......

Scumbag who phoned in a Call of Duty 'swatting' that ended in death pleads guilty to dozens of criminal charges

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re: For that I recommend wearing your fucking seatbelt.

It's my constitutional right to be catapulted through the windscreen!

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Re: Certainly better than "guns everywhere" in a statistical sense

I'd argue that's not only better statistically.

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Re: Are we feeling a bit inferior

Why don't you ask Finch how he feels?

I'd rather be alive and feeling inferior thanks. Only I don't feel inferior, I don't want to shoot anything and the fact that guns aren't easily available doesn't worry me.

Do guns make you feel superior?

Cheeky cheesemaker fails to copyright how things taste

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re: Side by side you know you are buying a product modeled after the original.

Aldi don't stock the things they copy so they're not "side by side".

I'm not convinced what Aldi are doing is wrong mind, but when it's massive corporation vs small business my gut feel is to favour the small business.

Junior dev decides to clear space for brewing boss, doesn't know what 'LDF' is, sooo...

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Re: Nobody is really sure. Ask Microsoft.

Actually, for once jake, looks like it's an area that you don't know but others do.

I'm on the phone to Reuters now.

Google vows to take claims of sexual assault, harassment seriously, just like privacy

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Spammer scum hack 100,000 home routers via UPnP vulns to craft email-flinging botnet

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re: And if you *didn't* know this, you really need to think why you're on an IT forum.

Not knowing this is exactly why I'm on an IT forum!

Google: All right, screw it, from this Christmas, Chrome will block ALL adverts on dodgy sites

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Re: It's out of control

Turning UBlock off will allow all blocked sites to run. The emojis and the ads don't necessarily come from the same place. UBlock allows finer grained control if you want to find which domains need to be green to get emojis without ads....

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