* Posts by sabroni

2416 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Brexit to better bumpkin broadband, 4G coverage for farmers – Gove

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Re: Gove is an annoying little hobbit with an extremely punchable face.

Why say that, and sound like just the kind of bullying thug the left are always accused of being, when there's so much policy that you could pick fault in?

If you don't understand the arguments then don't join in.

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Use ad blockers? Mine some Monero to get access to news, says US site

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WTF?

Oh right, they should just give you their stuff for free so you can moan about how shit it is.

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Re: Go back to discrete ads served off your own machines

Yeah, great plan! You just tell the advertiser you've served loads of ads and they'll believe you and give you tons of cash! Don't know why no-one's thought of this before....

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Re: No

That's already one of the options.

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Careful with the 'virtual hugs' says new FreeBSD Code of Conduct

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Re: No

Sneaky joke running edit!! Shane on you!!

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No

they dodn't.

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Re: Oh my fucking gawd/ess ...

Because if I ask you to stop messaging me and you keep doing it that's not harassment? Or because some people need to have that explained to them?

I'm loving the outrage but it's a bit vague in it's targetting!

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Google reveals Edge bug that Microsoft has had trouble fixing

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Re: as they use it the first time to download chrome

Because we all remember how great it is when there's only one popular browser.

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Chrome adblockalypse will 'accelerate Google-Facebook duopoly'

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re: Could googles actions be considered anti-competitive

The largest ad business with the largest browser install base blocks loads of ads from it's competitors?

Yes, I think it's rational to call that anti-competitive.

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Bloke sues Microsoft: Give me $600m – or my copy of Windows 7 back

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Re: the emotional distress of dealing with Windows 10.

Fucking snowflakes.

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Hate to ruin your day, but... Boffins cook up fresh Meltdown, Spectre CPU design flaw exploits

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Re: Just kill ALL code in a browser.

Yeah, that'll stop anyone exploiting cpu flaws.

Get the torches!!! They're running JavaScript!!!! It looks like C but the scoping's different!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Who wants dynamic dancing animations and code in their emails? Everyone! says Google

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Re: feature request

That is some quality sarcasm! Nice!!

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Re: Yet ANOTHER reason!

Yeah, HTML is just HTML. Add in CSS and media queries and you've got a nice little device sniffer that tells the sender exactly what capabilities your device has. And that's just off the top of my head, the people who are good at this stuff will have hundreds of better, cleverer ideas.

I'm with the tin-foilers on this one!

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UK Home Sec Amber Rudd unveils extremism blocking tool

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Re: lovely infra we, the tax payer, have been building for them

They're going to give it back to us and stop spending half the money on executive bonuses! It's a win win!!

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Face, face, face! Apple, TrueDepth and a nose-driven iPhone X game

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Re: Really....

Yeah and get rid of those dangerous microwaves and plug it in like a proper phone!

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Yorkshire cops have begun using on-the-spot fingerprint scanners

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Re: "App on their smartphones"

So it's unlikely, and you imagine a system where they don't use personal phones to run the app.

Well that's certainly put my mind at rest!

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UK ICO, USCourts.gov... Thousands of websites hijacked by hidden crypto-mining code after popular plugin pwned

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If you've tested your site and it functions correctly why would you auto deploy updated dependant files? How do you schedule regression testing? Watch all the third parties for when they change? May as well host the files yourself. You can't be serious about your site is you'll let multiple third parties update bits of it independently...

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It's the implementations that are the problem, not the language. If you don't know how to use it properly that's your fault.

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Talk down to Siri like she's a mere servant – your safety demands it

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Re: roping the readership in as unpaid proof readers.

If you don't want to be an unpaid proof reader why post corrections in the comment thread?

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From July, Chrome will name and shame insecure HTTP websites

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Re: This is no different.

Us deciding to use stuff and us being told to use stuff are no different?

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Jack in black: 12 years on, Twitter finally makes a profit from its firehose of memes and misery

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You can only judge a cesspit by the turds floating in it.

Oh! We're you talking about Twitter?

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Wileyfox goes TITSUP*: Smartmobe maker calls in the administrators

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Re: name suggests shit product

A product name needs to appeal to consumers. A handle on here just identifies a string of posts.

Is that you again Alanis?

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Here's why online social networks are bad for humanity, the nerds who helped build them tut-tut

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Re: ignore the actual issue

Which is?

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New click-to-hack tool: One script to exploit them all and in the darkness TCP bind them

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I believe information should be free said "Vector"

Hmm, not too keen on liberating his own information I see, it's just other people's information that needs to be freed....

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1,900 rotten apps bounced out of Google Play every day in 2017

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So despete to post this you didn't preview it?

Aww, did the nasty website say something mean about your favourite advertising company? Boo fucking hoo.

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Re: Where is the sub-editor?

Click the "tips and corrections" link and mail them about things like this. Gets them fixed quicker.

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Google slaps mute button on stupid ads that nag you to buy stuff you just looked at

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Re: hasn't affected my so-called "internet experience", near as I can tell.

How would you know?

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Microsoft whips out tool so you can measure Windows 10's data-slurping creepiness

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Re: It reveals that stuff like

Bob, there's no point in going AC if you're still going to do the RIDICULOUS CAPS LOCK thing that you ALWAYS do.

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Re: My data is mine, not yours.

And Google's, obviously.

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It's 2018 and your Macs, iPhones can be pwned by playing evil music

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Re: It's 2018 and your article titles are getting a little repetitive

Whereas "just sayin'" never gets old......

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It's 2018 and… wow, you're still using Firefox? All right then, patch these horrid bugs

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Re: "could be exploited by dodgy webpages to execute malicious code within the browser"

Just fixing browsers so they only run scripts from the domain you're visiting would be a start. Then if I'm compromised on your site it's because you served me a bad script, you can take it down and fix it. B if you're serving from multiple domains you don't control then your being irresponsible and lazy.

When i downloaded an app i don't expect to have to pick up components from a dozen other sites to get it working, how come we allow "web apps" to behave like this?

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President Trump turns out the lights on solar panel imports into US

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Re: we have a president now that actually cares about his oath of office

You have a president who doesn't understand his oath of office.

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UK competition watchdog: Fox's takeover of Sky 'not in public interest'

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Re: Irony

Alanis, is that you?

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Smut site fingered as 'source' of a million US net neutrality comments

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Re: American democracy

"If it's really that awful to you, don't live here. Move to mexico or the UK, or Greece, or Canada. Really much better, get the f-ck out, and don't come back."

Isn't that the poem written on the Status of Liberty?

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Google fuels up Chromecast Wi-Fi flooding fix

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Re: BT HUB 5

That article doesn't explain the nature of the bug, got a link to a story that fingers BT for the problem and not Google? They both have previous....

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Mozilla edict: 'Web-accessible' features need 'secure contexts'

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re: the browser prompts you when a site wants to fsck with your Bluetooth

That's exactly what happens with location anyway, isn't it? It's certainly the way Chrome are talking about it here: https://medium.com/@jyasskin/the-web-bluetooth-security-model-666b4e7eed2

The risk isn't so much "you visit a site and don't know it's accessing bluetooth" as "you visit a site you trusted with bluetooth and it's been compromised since you last visited it".

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That'd be great, but very few users would understand them or use them. Mozilla are trying to secure things for everyday users.

It's open source, why not have a crack at those buttons yourself?

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Flying on its own, Thunderbird seeks input on new look

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Re: I really don't care what the paint job looks like as long as it works.

People have more success using attractive interfaces. This has been demonstrated by implementing identical functionality in two guis (one ugly, one pretty) and seeing how usable they are. When things go wrong users are put off by an ugly interface much more quickly than a pretty one. They will persist with the pretty one, often to a successful conclusion, while abandoning the ugly one.

So if you want software to be successful you need to think about what it looks like.

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Shafted by bosses, disdained by punters, loved by hackers – yes, it's freelance workers

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Re: If I ever find myself tied to a gig-economy app

Does that help? If they have access to your bank account to pay you then the phishers have a chance of getting at it too. You need a burner bank account, not a burner phone.

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Google's 'QUIC' TCP alternative slow to excite anyone outside Google

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some versions introduce radical protocol changes without backward compatibility

And you say adoption is slow? No shit!

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OK, Google: Why does Chromecast clobber Wi-Fi connections?

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@Destroy All Monsters

Any idea why the Java engineers decided running all the missed instances was necessary? Most scheduled tasks I'm familiar with process whatever data is available when they run, so a single instance running would pick up all the missed data. I'm struggling to think of a situation where this "run multiple instances at the same time "behaviour would be of value.

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Mozilla offers sysadmins a Policy Engine for roll-your-own Firefox installs

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Re: I hope I can disable

If they're not testing it in exactly that configuration then they're doing it wrong. Let's see....

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Remember those holy tech wars we used to have? Heh, good times

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Re: and instead I have to open these in IE.

They're targetting Chrome. No one give a fuck about IE anymore.

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Next; tech; meltdown..? Mandatory; semicolons; in; JavaScript; mulled;

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Re: Alternatively...

Use an IDE that puts them in for you?

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Cortana. Whatever happened to world domination?

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I just stay in.

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Don't just grab your CPU bug updates – there's a nasty hole in Office, too

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Re: I finally managed to patch my T-Mobile Sony xperia SP phone after 3 years

The only good thing I have to say about Sony phones is that they make it easy to unlock the bootloader. They may not provide updates but if the device is popular enough you may find a third party Android build for it....

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Re: Cope.

But repeatedly posting the same anti MS moans over and over and over again is SO MUCH FUN!!!!

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don't forget to patch your Android devices

You guys!!!!!

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Stop us if you've heard this one: Apple's password protection in macOS can be thwarted

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re: Basically Macs are starved of resources.

And yet Apple are sat on the biggest cash pile ever......

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Memo man Damore is back – with lawyers: Now Google sued for 'punishing' white men

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@Kristian Walsh

Thanks!

Does make me wonder about the thinking power of the people on here claiming it's a great read with many valid points.....

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