* Posts by sabroni

2355 posts • joined 11 May 2007

AI researcher pulls best Blue Steel in Yves Saint Laurent fragrance ad

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Re: Y...

It's Friday. You're killing time before (more) beer!

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Google pushed update that broke managed Chromebooks' Wi-Fi

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Re: How will the kids learn?

Learning not to rely on Google would be the obvious lesson...

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Tech giants at war: Google pulls plug on YouTube in Amazon kit

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Re: Love the Hendrix reference

Who's Hendrix?

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iPhone X Face ID fooled again by 'evil twin' mask

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Quality!! :-)

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Sore point?

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Re: what if that's ALL you have to work with

Then that user has no password and their device isn't secure.

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Google prepares 47 Android bug fixes, ten of them rated Critical

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It's not a walled garden!

It's just you only get security patches if you buy official products.

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WW2 Enigma machine to be seized from shamed pharma bro Shkreli

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Re: Credit where it's due please

IKR!! It's all just THUMP THUMP THUMP these days. And the boys have longer hair than the girls!!!! What's wrong with a nice military march??

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Wondering why your internal .dev web app has stopped working?

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Re: NOT in charge

If only that were true...

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Re: It's their web browser, same logic applies.

Wow. Seriously? How far up Google's arse do you have to crawl for that to look reasonable?

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Permissionless innovation actually...

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The End of Abandondroid? Treble might rescue Google from OTA Hell

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Re: Now runs like a lame dog that had it's balls cut off etc....

Is that a change? In my experience that's what happens to all Android handsets after 6 months of use, update or no....

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'Break up Google and Facebook if you ever want innovation again'

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Re: solve the problems therein so completely that they make everyone else look bad

Where the problems are "humans having privacy" and "musicians making money from the music they make". They've certainly put a stop to both of them....

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Facebook, Google, IBM, Red Hat give GPL code scofflaws 60 days to behave – or else

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re: He is far from 'the competent one' - more like a vampire.

Ah, the name calling part of the homework. Well I'm convinced!!

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SurfaceBook 2 battery drains even when plugged in

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re: I had the same issue with the Nexus android tablets

No you didn't, that was just Google permissionless innovation in battery usage! A completely different thing to what those MS bastards are doing!!!

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Re: Fit for purpose?

0laf, don't be silly. This is the equivalent of you driving around with a tanker following you, pouring fuel into the tank at a rate slower than you're using it. The windows laptops here don't fail immediately, they work at full tilt for a period then fail. No one has said what that top load is, or how long it takes to drain the battery and no-one who's commented so far seems to give a fuck beyond jerking their knees at evil MS and moaning about the fact the windows GUI isn't the same as it was 10 years ago.

I am really surprised by this state of affairs, I came here for detailed discussion of specs and power usage!

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Firefox to warn users who visit p0wned sites

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There's only one thing worse that Mozilla's idea of what the punters want

And that's the misguided tech heads on here saying what they want and thinking that's what the punters want. An exception list for javascript sites? Yeah, my nan won't stop going on about that....

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Abolish the Telly Tax? Fat chance, say MPs at non-binding debate

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Re: But you must be very, very wealthy!

Yeah, for that brief period after payday before all the direct debits go out....

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Re: Threatogram received from Crapita today

Of all the taxes I pay the tv licence is the only one that goes on something I approve of, and it's a tiny fraction of the amount of taxes I pay, from PAYE through to VAT. I pay it happily because I've seen what's on Sky, I see the crap that passes for informative TV on 5 and it's clear that the quality of content would plummet without the BBC.

Bunch of cheapskates.

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When it comes to ML, reports of JavaScript's death are exaggerated

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re: These people are either proudly ignorant, badly advised, too fscking lazy ......

Or they need something to run in the browser.

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any of the random inconsistencies that Javascript throws up.

Proving the poster above you's point exactly. You understand Python and think it's excusable, you don't understand JavaScript so dismiss it.

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it allows you to perform a subtraction between a string and an integer without raising an error

The engineer who wrote the code that did that comparison, in the knowledge that JavaScript will just co-erce the types until it can do what it's asked to, and then complains about it, is not a good engineer.

If you're string contained "40" and your number was 2 and the answer returned was the number 38, what's your problem?

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there's nothing terrible in javascript

Sorry, but if I can write:

if (a == b) and get true and

if (b == a) and get false then that is terrible.

Of course, as any fule no, if (a === b) then (b === a), so the language is definitely usable. In fact I love a bit of JavaScript. But all languages have terrible bits, the trick to being a good engineer is knowing what to avoid. (The == behaviour can be useful if you know it'll co-erce to the type of the left hand thing.)

Still, all the knee jerk "javascript is terrible" comments are stupid. It's a language, a very powerful language when used correctly. Learn to use it correctly.

The problem is that people who think it's terrible write terrible code, then go "look, this is terrible!" without any sense of irony.

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Wait, did Oracle tip off world to Google's creepy always-on location tracking in Android?

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Google

Bunch of Cunts

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Crypto-jackers enlist Google Tag Manager to smuggle alt-coin miners

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Google Tag Manager allows marketers to create code to dynamically inject JavaScript snippets

Thank fuck for NoScript.

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Baaa-d moooo-ve: Debian Linux depicts intimate cow-sheep action in ASCII artwork

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Re: Proof...

More like proof that Linux developers have the sense of humour of a ten year old boy.

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Re: Snowflake?

Dunno, how upset are you by this?

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Re: I don't wish to complain, but

You're going to anyway. And in a lovely fascist "people who disagree with me are a waste of space" kind of way too. Nice.

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More than half of GitHub is duplicate code, researchers find

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Re: it's part of the design, actually

BOB, is THAT really YOU? What's GONE wrong WITH your KEYBOARD?

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Aww: Apple won't be HomePod for Christmas

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Re: ... and I stopped reading

.... And rushed to post. Sucker!!

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hey google broadcast here

Or you could've just telephoned then. Less googly but equally effective.

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It's 2017, and command injection is still the top threat to web apps

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moving functionality from the server side to the client “brings its own security challenges”.

Not really. Security on the client is always just a convenience to the user (don't waste their time allowing them to start things they don't have the permissions to finish). Real security has to be on the server. There is no real way of securing the client, it's a browser.

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Amazon Key door-entry flaw: No easy fix to stop rogue couriers burgling your place unseen

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Having already been recorded looking at the camera

No, having jammed it using the exploit we're all talking about.

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The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox?

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"But the deck is stacked against nondefault browsers.

You can’t distribute a phone without Chrome, unless you give up Gmail,"

Surely Google and Android are in exactly the same position as MS and IE 15 years ago? Where's the browser choice screen when I start my new Android phone? C'mon EU, quick before we leave, get an antitrust investigation going!!!

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Privacy Pass protocol promises private perusing

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Re: since their entire business model is based on continuous end-to-end user surveillance

We had adverts before the internet. You don't have to track people to advertise to them. For a start you can use the site to identify the type of ads that might work, for example tech ads on a tech news site.

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Brit moron tried buying a car bomb on dark web, posted it to his address. Now he's screwed

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Re: the vast majority of terrorist incidents world wide are linked to Islam

Or you could say the vast majority of terrorists incidents world wide are linked to western imperialism. Learn a bit of history, as usual the situation is far more complex than "islam = bad, capitalism = good".

No, I'm not excusing terrorism, I'm also not giving Western governments a free pass.

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Google on flooding the internet with fake news: Leave us alone, we're trying really hard... *sob*

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SAD

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Re: Lessons from Orlowski

If you only read articles written by people you agree with you'll never understand other points of view. I read the Daily Mail (online) most days, not because I'm a racist but because it's useful to see how stories are presented from different perspectives.

Besides, if you stop reading these pieces who's going to point out the flaws?

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Don't worry about those 40 Linux USB security holes. That's not a typo

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Re: and to their delight, were able to port the blame back to Linux?

Aww, did the mean researchers spot (a ridiculous number of) flaws in your beloved OS?

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Parity calamity! Wallet code bug destroys $280 MEEELLION in Ethereum

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Re: How many DevOps are we talking about here

One Devops of indeterminate gender. When we don't know (or care) about gender we can use "they" instead of "he" or "she" to avoid guessing.

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Transparent algorithms? Here's why that's a bad idea, Google tells MPs

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Re: That's pretty much what i do whenever i get into a taxi.

Really? You say "Take me home, or somewhere you think is better"?

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It's 2017 and you can still pwn Android gear with Wi-Fi packets – so get patching now

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FAIL

Ask Google, they're the ones who thought an update mechanism would be too tricky to implement.

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Re: shouldn't we be past the buffer overrun exploits?

Yes, we really should.

Thank fuck for Android's super updates system!

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Google remembers it has an air-fares API, takes the usual action

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Re: And with MS's case, totally screw up something that was actually useful.

Yeah, Google's keep it working properly and kill it anyway is much better......

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Google reveals rapid Bluetooth gadget connection tech

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re: Yeah, fuck that.

Seconded.

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Health quango: Booze 'evidence' not Puritan enough, do us another

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In before the smartarses going "what's new?", "we all knew this already", etc....

What's new is the audit trail of the back and forth between sponsor and researcher where one persuades the other to fuss the figures to fit their agenda.

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Tories spared fine after being told off by ICO for election telemarketing

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How to get downvoted on Al Register?

Make a post showing you know something about Windows 10. Gets way more downvotes than any political bollocks....

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Gotta have standards? Security boffins not API about bloated browsers

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The apis are accessed from JavaScript, not html. It's a language not a protocol. Yes, the attack surface is made larger by these apis. However, all these features are available to native apps too. Why is downloading an executable less risky than downloading a script that runs in a browser?

This is only half a report as it doesn't compare browser usage of these apis to native app usage of them and the associated risks.

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You're doing open source wrong, Microsoft tsk-tsk-tsks at Google: Chrome security fixes made public too early

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Re: I do some work on a relatively small project.

Well that's comparable to Chrome.

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Yeah, that's what everyone was saying when Google were dissing MS's security practices!

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