* Posts by sabroni

2550 posts • joined 11 May 2007

It's official: TLS 1.3 approved as standard while spies weep

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Re: Lets get real

Fucking Microsoft!

I knew this was all their fucking fault!

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For all the excitement, Pie may be Android's most minimal makeover yet – thankfully

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Re: How often my phone gets updated is of no importance to me

What do I care if a website can hijack my device because I haven't updated the webview component?

This is exactly what MS are doing with Windows 10, if you want security updates you have to also accept them "updating" applications you're using however they see fit.

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first rule of down votes

Don't mention down votes!

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UK.gov to tech industry: Hands up who can help cut teachers' admin

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Re: Put an outright ban on PC feminism and other stupidity on school property

Feminism isn't stupid. Assuming that someone's gender has a massive impact on their ability is stupid.

Teaching respect for others regardless of gender, sexuality and religion is not "PC stupidity", it's basic common sense. Judging on the upsurge is discrimination in public it needs to be taught in schools.

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Oracle's JEDI mine trick: IT giant sticks a bomb under Pentagon's $10bn single-vendor cloud plan

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Re: being locked into an Oracle solution

Hilarious though it sounds they're not actually arguing that "lock in" is bad unless it's Oracle you're locked to. They're arguing that the contract should be awarded to multiple suppliers.

Surely anyone seriously thinking about moving to the cloud should consider portability between vendors as a major plus?

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Bank on it: It's either legal to port-scan someone without consent or it's not, fumes researcher

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If I run a port scan of your machine from my machine it's bad, but if I upload a port scanner to your machine that's ok?

I would argue the former is less invasive.

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Dear alt-right morons and other miscreants: Disrupt DEF CON, and the goons will 'ave you

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Re: False flag attack

Fake news!! FAKE NEWS!!!!!!

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Basic bigot bait: Build big black broad bots – non-white, female 'droids get all the abuse

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Re: as if we were the only country on earth with such a problem

Agreed, racism is everywhere and seems to be on the rise. Nevertheless you have to admit the USA are becoming world leaders in it. Your president equates Facists with Anti-facists as if fighting discrimination is the same as discrimination. And your police shoot a fuck ton of black people, often just for being black.

But I'm still of the belief that racists are in the minority in the USA and elsewhere, they're just making a lot of noise at the moment.

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Amnesty slaps Google amid crippled censored China search claims

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Re: but refusing to do business with them isn't going to make them change either

Isn't it? It might not change government policy overnight but it does mean that, if the product's good enough, people will find a way to use it. So it could well encourage technology that circumvents government censorship.

You're argument sounds a lot like "Some people are thieves so I should steal too".

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Re: Don't know why anyone expects differently

Because unlike all the other international megacorporations Google has "Don't be evil" in it's code of conduct.

Ok, "expect" is maybe a bit strong, but they said it so we're allowed to keep pointing it out!

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Riddle me this: TypeScript's latest data type is literally unknown

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If you're on here without it you've got a pretty limited experience. I see scripts from 5 domains, though I'm only running the Reg ones. Virtually every web site these days relies on it for something, a lot don't work at all without it.

You can bitch and moan about it all you like but it is installed on pretty much every client computing device.

Besides which it's perfectly serviceable if you know what you're doing. I see shit code in C# every day. Doesn't make me hate the language, just the devs who don't know how to use it properly. It does make me wonder why people think type safety is going to improve the quality of JS in the wild.....

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The internet's very own Muslim ban continues: DNS overlord insists it can freeze dot-words

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Re: "broke"?

Tips and Corrections link, to the left of the comments button at the bottom of the article. Gets things like this dealt with quicker. If that's want you want.

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Shock Land Rover Discovery: Sellers could meddle with connected cars if not unbound

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Re: it's not simply down to the manufacturer

It's completely their responsiblity though. This isn't a bolt out of the blue revelation, it's something they were fully aware of throughout the development of this system. They were fully aware that people sell cars. If they didn't put in place a robust mechanism to deal with this fact then they are at fault.

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Some of you really don't want Windows 10's April 2018 update on your rigs

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Re: Not my fault you can't use it right.

Look, the thing I'm familiar with I find much easier to work with. That crap that you use is rubbish, everytime I try to use it I fuck up.

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Another German state plans switch back from Linux to Windows

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Re: he/she/it probably was from Microsoft.

Of course he was. What other reason could there possibly be for suggesting MS is a better fit for corporate IT? Well, experience I guess......

(Just waiting for my brown envelope now.)

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Google answers 'Why Google Cloud?' with services and spectacle

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re: Compared to AWS and MS Cloud services wobbles/down time

I don't think that's the kind of trust we're talking about (not that google's cloud seems to be particularly robust if the articles on here are anything to go by).

The question is whether Google can be trusted to not try and monetise your data. Going on previous the answer to that is no.

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Quantum, Linux and Dynamics: That's the week at Microsoft, not a '70s prog rock band

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Re: re: don't bother trying to reinvent wheels that have been invented better elsewhere.

So it's not better, you're just familiar with doing it the old way. I don't have a problem with that. My problem was with the original "invented better elsewhere" comment.

Powershell is different to most command lines because of it's piping and it's state management. That's worth investigation if you're interested in technology, however familiar you are with your current way of working.

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re: don't bother trying to reinvent wheels that have been invented better elsewhere.

How is piping text between commands better than piping objects?

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Hooray: Google App Engine finally ready for Python 3 (and PHP 7.2)

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WTF?

App Engine is the OG of serverless

Good grief.

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If Brussels wants Android forks, phone makers aren't helping

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re: I hope mobile phone companies are threatening to pull out of the EU because of this.

Because Huawei aren't giving unlock codes any more?

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Official: The shape of the smartphone is changing forever

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A useful extension to the display.

I guess the facts of this depend on whether manufacturers build notch shaped displays from scratch or not. If the notch means cutting a bit of working screen out then it's a waste. If the manufacturers can build them that way then I guess they're ugly but potentially useful.

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Fork it! Google fined €4.34bn over Android, has 90 days to behave

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Re: it is only fair that we fine some of theirs back!

That's not how it works Pete. They're being fined for illegal behaviour not because the USA are a bunch of big meanies!!

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Wearable hybrids prove the bloated smartwatch is one of Silly Valley's biggest mistakes

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Anecdotal

My sister's partner bought a second hand iPhone that came with an apple watch. I asked them what it was good for. "Charging" was the reply.

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re: That's bollocks, it really is.

Is it? What's the compelling use case for a smart watch then? There are none in the article or comments so far....

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You wanna be an alpha... tester of The Register's redesign? Step this way

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I'd like to see it fill the page

Why doesn't it?

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Skype Classic headed for the chopping block on September 1

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Re: Oh marvelous

If he's on a pc with a browser Google Hangouts is "free" and works as well as Skype.

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Heatwave shmeatwave: Brit IT departments cool their racks – explicit pics

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Re: Have you hit upon an interesting way to cool your tech systems?

Do you vote conservative?

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PETA calls for fish friendly Swedish street signage

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Re: Wow.

Sorry, my bad, clearly none of you in these four pages of comments have got your knickers in a twist.

And jake, you're really out of order there mate. You don't have to cook vegan for people, you can just not cook for them. To deliberately feed them something they've told you they don't want is pretty shitty.

How would you feel if I fed something you believed to be pork that turned out to be human? It's all just about where you draw the line, and it's my line for me, not yours.

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Wow.

Lots of meat eating snowflakes in this thread.....

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CEST la vie, IR35 workers: HMRC sets out stall for ignoring Mutuality of Obligation

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Re: So...

You are getting paid at least twice the "permie" rate though, something "conties" always seem to forget to mention.

Even after tax that means you get paid more for the same work.

And it's not like you don't use the facilities and services that the taxes pay for, is it?

I've done both types of work, just used an umbrella when contacting, still made excellent money.

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iPhone 8 now outsells X, and every other phone

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Re: BMW should stop selling the 7 series because they sell more 5s and 3s using that logic.

Not really the same thing is it. They didn't come out with the 7 as a replacement for the 5.

For your comparison to work BMW would have to be currently producing two models of the 7, one from 2 years ago and one newer, slightly bigger more expensive one. If that was the case, and customers preferred the 2 year old model to the current one, they you'd be bang on the money!

It's not the case though is it. Apple released the X to replace the 8, but customers prefer the 8. That's all this story is saying.

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European Parliament balks at copyright law reform vote

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Re: McCartney

Google are against it. They have a fuck sight more money than McCartney, which they make in a lot of cases by distributing copyrighted material they don't have a right to use.

McCartney made his money by creating music. Google have made a lot of theirs off of other people's creativity.

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Euro bank regulator: Don't follow the crowd. Stay off the cloud

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Re: Unless of course it's America.

The American's don't care if the data is in America or not. The issues MS have had over their Irish data centre make that crystal clear.

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A £1.3m prize for a plunging share price at BT? Not so fast...

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Re: People complain when the bonus is linked to rising shareprice

Do they? Not noticed that round here at all. And this news is clearly pleasing a lot of people.

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and then, once you're gone, trebles all round in the boardroom for doing such a sterling job!

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When Google's robots give your business the death sentence – who you gonna call?

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Re: experience of Alphabet brethren YouTube involved me speaking to a Mountain View based humanoid

And they understood you?

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re: it's just somebody else's computer you can't control

So to your mind my pc is the cloud? That's really all there is to it? The distribution across contintents isn't part of it? The ability to rapidly scale up and down isn't a thing?

I get your point, when I use the cloud it's not my computer and I don't control it, but don't pretend the cloud doesn't have any benefits to go along with the bad bits.

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Re: I'd like to point out that that application....

Looks to me like you have no idea what the requirements of this system are but assume it's been done wrong.

Do you spend a lot of time on stack overflow answering queries with "why do you want to do that?"

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Microsoft shoves US govt IT contract where ICE throws kids: Out of sight in a chain-link cage

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Re: do you believe this to be true?

"all over the country folks are having their children kidnapped by state agencies because those agencies believe that children allowed to walk a few blocks home from school by themselves constitutes neglect and deserves removing the children to foster care"

As true as that.

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Re: Separating kids from parents ? Us Brits can shut up, oh, so can the French!

Whataboutery.

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Re: That's easy : bigoted racists.

You're just saying that because they attempted to wipe out the people who were living there before them!

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WTF?

And, nowadays, if you say you're English they put you in jail.

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Google-free Android kit tipped to sell buckets

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Re: What do people want in a smartwatch?

Your list is bobbins! this is mine:

Proper video calls like in the films

Laser weapon that can cut through a mustang engine block

Holographic projector to make me look like anyone I choose

Holographic projector to make me invisible

Universal (not just earth) real time voice translation

anti gravity function

tells the time

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Tesla undecimates its workforce but Elon insists everything's absolutely fine

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Re: sustainable, clean energy

Ooh, someone spotted that people in the comments know their stuff so decided a quick derail was in order?

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New York State is trying to ban 'deepfakes' and Hollywood isn't happy

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Re: Fitting justice.

Indeed, the nerve of it, thinking we have the right to our own images! It's much more important that wankers with poor imaginations can still get off.

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Which? calls for compensation for users hit by Windows 10 woes

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Re: If it was only security patches

I agree. They had a terrible rep and had to do something about it. The problem is that the marketing droids have turned it into "security updates and new features" which actually means "security updates and fucking with existing features you like to make them worse".

I'm no fan of the knee-jerk anti MS brigade, but in this case they have a point. (CURSES!!)

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Apple: No currency mining for you in our App Store thank you

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Re: From hell's heart, I stab at thee

Or, as they gave you the option, you could just say no.

Maybe the hell's heart stabbing could be reserved for people who run mining code without asking you?

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Devuan ships second stable cut of its systemd-free Linux

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Re: Who gives a flying fuck about uptime on any single given machine?

All the linux zealots who use Windows update reboots as a stick to beat MS with.

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Oddly enough, when a Tesla accelerates at a barrier, someone dies: Autopilot report lands

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re: Is it because he told you the truth about your pantomime profession?

Oh no he didn't!!

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Drupal drisputes dreport of widespread wide-open websites – whoa

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WTF?

So...

What's the changelog.txt file for exactly?

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