* Posts by sabroni

2221 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Jimbo announces Team Wikipedia: 'Global News Police'

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Anonymous internet smart arses? At least Andrew had the balls to put a name to his opinion. AC why exactly?

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A very Canadian approach: How net neutrality rules reflect a country's true nature

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Re: Canadians are simply disarmed Americans with health care.

Admittedly they don't have more guns than people like Americans do, but Wikipedia puts them at 11th in the world for armed residents so they're still pretty tasty. The fact they don't kill each other as much as citizens of the USA isn't because they don't have guns.....

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We're 'heartbroken' we got caught selling your email records to Uber, says Unroll.me boss

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Re: It is actually worse with Windows 10

I disagree. Users can uninstall Windows 10. Try using the internet without Google watching and see how far you get.

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Script kiddies pwn 1000s of Windows boxes using leaked NSA hack tools

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re: Oh and El Reg, can we please be done with the recraptcha stuff?

I've never seen a recaptcha prompt on here. Is it only for posts that are way too long for anyone to bother reading, just to piss the poster off?

Hope so, that's quality tech!!

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Nuh-uh, Google, you WILL hand over emails stored on foreign servers, says US judge

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Re: Then they crashed into the ground in a huge ball of flames. What does that tell you about them?

It doesn't tell you anything about the Liberals. It tells you a lot about the electorate.

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Zuckerberg: Escape from the real world into my goofy make-believe science-fiction fantasy

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Boss swore by 'For Dummies' book about an OS his org didn't run

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re: Talk to the wife? Pah!

I bet she's gutted.

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Re: preventative

I'd rather deal with their problems directly than deal with the mess after they've tried to fix them.

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Troll it your way: Burger King ad tries to hijack Google Home gadgets

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Re: Computer Misuse Act?

Hmm, kind of, but would you buy a door with a lock that worked with any key, or a car that just started when someone got into it? There comes a point where you're actively encouraging people to abuse your stuff....

If your device is configured so anyone saying "OK Google" activates it then how can you complain when someone says "OK Google" and it's activated? Are you saying that people shouldn't be allowed to say "OK Google" around google stuff? It's a slippery slope if we allow Google to take control of our mouths.

Google need to roll out a voice filter so that these things respond to recognised users and not everyone within earshot. (Or just get rid of the creepy listening crap. God knows I've tried to disable it on my new android phone but it still kept fucking chiming in last time I was using it for navigation....)

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Google fumes after US Dept of Labor accuses ad giant of lowballing pay for women

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The DoL sued Google earlier this year seeking to get its hands on the details....

...of the Chocolate Factory's salary structure to ensure compliance with federal laws on equal pay. Google respond with some bullshit tweet about equal pay?

Well I'm convinced there's nothing to investigate, it's not like Google would tell lies.

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Mark Shuttleworth says some free software folk are 'deeply anti-social' and 'love to hate'

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Re: Kind of the point i am making.......

Really? You didn't do a very good job then.

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Subpostmasters prepare to fight Post Office over wrongful theft and false accounting accusations

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Grammar nazi fail! You need the icon!!

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'Amnesia' IoT botnet feasts on year-old unpatched vulnerability

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Re: It's not actually a Linux bug. It's a simple rookie scripting error.

Isn't it strange how this sort of comment gets upvoted when Linux is the host. I wonder if a simple scripting error on Windows would be commented on so favourably....

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Manchester pulls £750 public crucifixion offer

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Re: No, they all seem quite enthused...

And if you were living there you'd make it clear that you disagreed with them? How long do you think you'd be able to keep that going before you were executed?

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WONTFIX: No patch for Windows Server 2003 IIS critical bug – Microsoft

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re: I think you'll find that's what we do :-)

Is it that the moderators have finally become as tired of the MS bashing as the rest of us non-freetards? (paytards?) You've got to admit it's pretty fucking samey.....

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Angular framework's grand ambition: Not breaking anything

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Re: A platform built on sand

>> One of the major goals with the version 4 release, said Fluin, was to avoid the breaking changes that occurred between version 1 and version 2. <<

So the Angular devs agree with you. Did you read the article?

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Good news, everyone! Two pints a day keep heart problems at bay

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Re: So more like two glasses of red at dinner

Back off Brussels!!!

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Microsoft loves Linux so much, its OneDrive web app runs like a dog on Windows OS rivals

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Re: I wonder why so many commentards came to exactly the same instant conclusion

It's called prejudice.

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Re: But not to fix a Microsoft site. It's Google Maps which doesn't work in Vivaldi

Yeah, but I'm sure there's perfectly good reason for Google to use user agent sniffing. It's when M$ do it that it's a massive problem!

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Coppers 'persistently' breach data protection laws with police tech

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Re: Micro$oft sux

I believe the commentards prefer "Slurp". It's like they don't know what Google Analytics is.

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Re: that suggests police are no more corrupt than the average.

Because how suspicious I am of my colleagues is the same as actual evidence?

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Microsoft delivers secure China-only cut of Windows 10

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Re: Chinese worry me less than Microsoft, GCHQ and NSA.

But you're ok with Google?

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Google promises policy review after several big brands pull YouTube ads

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Re: Why even link to a paywall article?

Those who have a subscription can follow the link?

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Google borks its Drive Windows app – after pushing out unfinished buggy version to public

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WTF?

And if MS had pushed out (more) borked software?

You wouldn't be able to fucking move in here for smart arses gloating.

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Dark matter drought hits older galaxies: Boffins are, rightly, baffled

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re: Many, many phenomena in physics were predicted long before they could be detected

Indeed, that is how science works. Nevertheless, before the proof is concrete it's sensible to take the theory with a pinch of salt.

It does look like a bodge though. Calling it "amending the model to fit the data" sounds better as long as you don't think about it for too long.

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Today's WWW is built on pillars of sand: Buggy, exploitable JavaScript libs are everywhere

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Re: Lots of shouty, no content

Follow the link and read the article. Despite being full of language like "Javascript is notorious for security problems" which really doesn't help much they do go into quite a lot of detail about the javascript vulnerabilities they're talking about. I've only scanned it but it looks like it'd be worth a proper look at some point!

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee refuses to be King Canute, approves DRM as Web standard

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Re: Shame on Tim Berners-Lee.

What, for not agreeing with you? Surely he's earned the right to have an opinion, even if it's "wrong"....

He's done more for the internet than any of the blowhards from either side pontificating here.

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Re: That needs to be built up over multiple releases.

Yeah, fine if mummy and daddy are happy paying for the company to run for a few years. How do you build that fan base up if no-one's paying for what you produce?

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Nintendo Switch orders delayed: Dun dun dun... dundundun dundundun dadada!

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re: with better games

Nice one! Ta!

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User rats out IT team for playing games at work, gets them all fired

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Re: The CIO didn't get the bullet for a complete failure of leadership.....

They'd be happy to take the bonus when the team perform well though.

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Without 'half' an IT dept, how did the company get by?

With half of them gaming all day how did the company get by? Why would it make the situation worse when they left? All it did was reduce load on the network.

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Google, what the hell? Search giant wrongly said shop closed down, refused to list the truth

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re: had the owner registered with Google Business ... this could have been resolved

Nice business you've got here, looks very profitable! Wouldn't it be a pity if something bad were to happen to it? Say if people thought you'd closed down, just as an example....

What you need is protection buddy, and we're just the internet search giants to give it to you. All you have to do is sign here....

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Two-thirds of TV Licensing prosecutions at one London court targeted women

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We should do something to correct this imbalance.

Stop committing crimes?

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re: End this insanely illiberal tax now.

It's almost like the goverment want crapita employed to do this to encourage outrage at this "illiberal tax".

I pay tax towards all sorts of services that I don't currently use, that doesn't make those taxes illiberal. I don't see the BBC as any different. You may not want to consume their services but having a national broadcaster who's required to be unbiased is definitely better than just giving Rupert and his ilk total control of our media.

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Samsung phones, Apple's iPhones are 'overpriced', says top Huawei exec

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Re: It sounds like the old Windows cruft idea

It does sound like that but my old Android had slowed up loads over the course of 2 years and I seldom install apps, or update the ones I have. As well as slowing down the phone is also getting buggier (it keeps dropping the music player from the lock screen now, a feature I've used since I got the phone but which has become flaky in the last 3 months.)

I've got nothing useful to add about how Android gets in this state, but in my experience (with my phone and the kids phones) Android degrades with use irrespective of how much you install.

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Linux on Windows 10: Will penguin treats in Creators Update be enough to lure you?

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Re: So what exactly is the point of Windows 10 here.

It has the best IDE?

Go on, suggest a better one. Last time I asked this question on a linux thread I got short shrift and no suggestions (other than the IDE bombastic bob was building himself). What's the open source Visual Studio beater?

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'Hey, Homeland Security. Don't you dare demand Twitter, Facebook passwords at the border'

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Re: Point missing

Thanks for that! Cheered me right up!!

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Java and Python have unpatched firewall-crossing FTP SNAFU

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Re: these script languages

Java isn't JavaScript.

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Google agrees to break pirates' domination over music searches

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Zuckerberg thinks he's cyber-Jesus – and publishes a 6,000-word world-saving manifesto

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re: Isolating liberals from reality in the world largest echo-chamber.

Just liberals?

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Google claims ‘massive’ Stagefright Android bug had 'sod all effect'

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Re: As soon as people make unfounded allegations about other people being shills

It's not unfounded to read someone's post and say "that makes you sound like a shill". It's understandable when all they're saying is "See! I told you so! This product is great!!".

I very much doubt the OP is paid by Google, but his cheerleading does smack of salesman.

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UK website data insecurity worries: Users in bits over car break-up emails

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A lot of sites these days rely on javascript, it's not in itself a reason to distrust them. At least they're using Angular so the front end may well be nicely engineered.

But if their back end is massively out of date then all the front end shenanigans aren't going to make any difference to their security.

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Infosec pros aren't too bothered by Trump – it's his cabinet sidekicks you need to worry about

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re: I'm a Director Level, UNIX bad-ass MoFo

You certainly are!

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Grumpy Trump trumped, now he's got the hump: Muslim ban beaten back by appeals court

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Re: wind the bleating heart lefties up

Ba-a-ah!

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Trump cybersecurity order morphs into 2,200-plus-word extravaganza

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Re: is a rare show of common sense, from which others could learn

For most of us common sense isn't the last resort....

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Australia wants to jail infosec researchers for pointing out dodgy data

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re: That or waste billions of dollars on an impenetrable gate that no one wants or needs.

That's ok, we're going to get the horse to pay for it!

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Windows 10: What is it good for? Microsoft pitches to devs ahead of Creators Update

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Re: UWP

>> The Desktop Bridge gives developers the ability to create one application for Windows 7 and Windows 10, but to get the benefit of UWP-like installation and Store delivery.<<

Read the fucking article before commenting?

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Re: Getting bored of Linux bores clogging up MS discussions.

Amen! It's the same tired old shit every fucking time.

It's dull and irrelevant. Give it a rest.

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The best of Reg readers' David Hockney-style logo redesigns

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Re: a Polaroid of the Mona Lisa.

That's another thing that I'd class as art if it was created as such. It's a poignant comment on our consumer society!

Old punks, we value intent above ability!

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You definitely won! Because more people voted for the other ones!!!

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