* Posts by sabroni

2307 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Bombastic boss gave insane instructions to sensible sysadmin, with client on speakerphone

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Bias

From the comments it's obvious which side of the call you identify with, the hero Craig or his evil boss....

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Node.js forks again – this time it's a war of words over anti-sex-pest codes of conduct

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Re: I make it a point not to contribute to projects with these sorts of guidelines

See, that's how you respond to codes of conduct you don't like. I'm sure the people working on those projects appreciate your absence.

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Re: The guy rejects the SJW straight-jacket

Presumably he wants to dismiss people's opinions by just calling them names rather than engaging with them?

Honestly, listening to the white boys whine is getting so tedious.

See, it doesn't help the argument, it just pushes people apart.

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Headless body found near topless beach: Missing private sub journalist identified

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Re: I dunno, I laugh at "dead baby" jokes

Me too, but I managed to avoid posting them on articles about Charlie Gard.

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Microsoft, Red Hat in cross-platform container and .Net cuddle

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Re: it means .NET developers can now target Red Hat Linux

THERE'S something about bob's POSTS that MAKES THEM STAND OUT! can't quite work out WHAT IT is....

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Re: on every scale I can think of.

Yeah, thanks for listing them for us. There's nothing like a reasoned argument to a well thought out post.....

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Re: No thanks

Yeah, best to stick with what you know.

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Pssst... wanna participate in a Google DeepMind AI pilot? Be careful

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Re: They are totally untrustworthy.

I agree. Any contract with this lot is worthless, they genuinely believe they're above the law.

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Google's Android 8.0 Oreo has been served

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Maybe you need an OS update

Well, they have an Android phone so the chance of it being up to date are pretty fucking slim....

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Private sub captain changes story, now says reporter died, was 'buried at sea' – torso found

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Re: Somewhere out there there's a grieving family and friends

If they're searching internet comment boards looking for solace they're wasting their time.....

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Re: Personally

I know right! As bad as those new fangled Iron Horses!!!! I hear they shake your body to pieces!!!!!

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Cloudflare: We dumped Daily Stormer not because they're Nazis but because they said we love Nazis

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You couldn't make it up!

It's true! The entire demonstration consisted of democrat plants paid by the MSM to discredit the very fine white supremacists.

Either that or it was a bunch of hateful ignorant racists rampaging violently through a small town.

Which one do they want you to believe.....?

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Read IBM CEO Ginni Rometty's letter to staff: Why I walked from Trump's strategy forum

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re: Now they pay through the nose for diversity.

Do they? I thought the research showed that diversity was good for business? Was that just the MSM pushing it's agenda?

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Re: Worse hatred happens every hour, on the hour...

...in places like Chicago, Detroit Baltimore and Los Angeles, daily.

Seriously? Violent mobs assemble from out of state and proceed to beat locals up? That happens daily in those places? I guess the MSM just cover that shit up to make us think that Nazis are the baddies......

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It's August 2017 and your Android gear can be pwned by, oh look, just patch the things

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Re: there is such a phrase as "strangled by red tape"

Yeah, it's in the Daily Mail every day.

Phrases aside, do you have any examples of this red tape strangling or did you just think it was a nifty turn of phrase?

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Re: Best android phone I've had.

Like the least painful kick in the bollocks I've had. Yes it was better than the other bollock kickings but it's not a glowing endorsement....

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Can GCHQ order techies to work as govt snoops? Experts fear: 'Yes'

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Re: Who cares?

Cool! The name calling part of the argument!!!

I'm not an SJW you fascist!!!!

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Your top five dreadful people the Google manifesto has pulled out of the woodwork

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Re: yeah, yeah, yeah.

"I'm not a racist but....."

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Awesome.

Thank you for this article! Much needed!

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Google's macho memo man fired, say reports

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Re: Open discussion, oops, oppression

Taking his old employer to court? How very leftist.

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Re: care to cite any references for that?

Read his manifesto. I did.

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So, if you don't have any diversity, and you know it's good, how do you get some without positive discrimination?

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The guy's a bigot

His arguments are weak and based on cherry picking the research that supports his bigotry.

And as for pretending this is because he's concerned about the users? Yeah, he cares like Google care about my privacy.

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Google diversity memo: Web giant repudiates staffer's screed for 'incorrect assumptions about gender'

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Re: The responses speak volumes

The you go braw, just in case people didn't believe your summary someone's posted a perfect example as a reply!

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Re: Dare I say

And when that obviously isn't happening, because your workforce is predominately white males but you know talent exists outside that group? Do you put up with not having the best people?

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Cardiff did Nazi that coming: Hackers slap Trump, swastikas, Sharia law on e-sign

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Re: You want us to become a suburb of London?!!

I thought you were offering to become imaginary.....

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Skype for Business is not Skype – realising that is half the battle

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Re: FFS. OK, let me hold your hand.

"The feature is a working prototype for community development and not recommended for production"

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Latest Windows 10 preview lets users link an Android to their PC

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Me too, I'd hate if those targetted ads stopped.

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Re: Oh the tedium

Hardly! I never tire of learning how much better Linux is than Windows. In fact, a couple more years of this and I may even be persuaded to try it again!

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Microsoft: Get in, IT nerds, you're now using Insider builds and twice-annual Windows rollouts

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Re: What if I don't trust the clowns in Redmond

Use Linux? Buy a Mac? Run Android on a tablet with a keyboard? Bitch on a tech forum so you get lots of helpful suggestions?

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Re: Acme of Perfection

I doubt Windows update is hung, it's just not written to run in a timely manner any more. As no one seems to schedule the updates to run at a quiet time I guess they've decided to make it effectively a background task. It's not like speed of updates is a concern for your average user, they usually just see the "I need to reboot" message at the "end" of the process.

I think it's best to stop watching it and just leave it for a couple of hours. In my experience it gets there in the end.

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Slapping crap bosses just got cheaper: Blighty's Supreme Court nixes tribunal fees

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Re: Their behaviour towards employees is still based upon slave and master..

Bad day at the office?

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Re: How so?

When the charges were originally introduced the argument was that people were bringing cases not because they'd been wronged but because it was free. If that argument was right then the percentage of successful cases should have gone up when it stopped being free as no one would spend £1300 unless they had a good case. The percentage didn't go up, but the number of cases did go down. This shows that the initial premise was wrong.

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only if you ignore UNISON

Let's not forget that this wouldn't have happened if a UNION hadn't brought the case to court, and kept on fighting after the High Court and Court of Appeal found in the governments favour. Shows how far you have to go to find a judge that isn't a tory crony.

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Python autocomplete-in-the-cloud tool Kite pushes into projects, gets stabbed with a fork

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Re: Good to know the old Microsoft play book of dubious business practices is still alive & well

This is nothing to do with Microsoft. Change the fucking record.

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Pathetic patching leaves over 70,000 Memcached servers still up for grabs

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Re: First written in Perl then rewritten in C.

Why's that? Not enough potential for buffer overruns in Perl?

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Academics 'funded by Google' tend not to mention it in their work

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Re: I've seen...

Look! Over there!!! Other bad stuff!!!!!!!

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Adult toy retailer slapped down for 'RES-ERECTI*N' ad over Easter

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Re: Its offensive that I must treat people who claim to believe in a sky fairy...

.... with respect and not ridicule.

Maybe if your post showed that you'd made any effort to think about this beyond parroting Dawkins et al I'd respect your opinion. But you don't, so I don't. Note I don't need to ridicule you to disagree with your opinion, however ridiculous it may seem to me.

Many of the famous names in science believed in God. They were clear on what science is about and what religion is about and realised that they don't really cross over. A point that the fundamentalist scientists on this board seem to consistently miss.

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The life and times of Surface, Microsoft's odds-defying fondleslab

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Re: Lovely hardware...

You're late! That was supposed to be the first comment in this thread.

(It normally is whatever the hardware, to be fair.... New toaster? Yeah, nice toast, but can I blat it and put a PROPER linux on there?)

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Bloke takes over every .io domain by snapping up crucial name servers

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privaltly educated

Calssic!

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90% of the time

it works everytime!

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Microsoft drops Office 365 for biz. Now it's just Microsoft 365. Word

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Re: Microsoft 365?

MS' figures are here, supposedly: https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-trust-center-operations

Got any history documentation for your 40 days claim?

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Google blows $800k on bots to flood the UK with 30,000 'articles' a month

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Re: I would not say Google destroyed the media outlets...

Me neither. Well, not on the internet where they could hear....

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Feelin' safe and snug on Linux while the Windows world burns? Stop that

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Re: The point is, someone noticed it.

The point is it took 9 years for someone to notice it.

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GnuPG crypto library cracked, look for patches

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Re: if the apps remained on the websites where they belong

If you've got infinite server capacity that's fine. If you're concerned about server load then using the processing power of the client machines is a sensible way to scale out. Why would you call the server to do an animation, or filter a list that's already in memory as the user types? You can do a round trip per keystroke, but if all you're doing is string matching it's pretty inefficient.

There are certain functions that should live on the server (authentication and data persistence being two of the main ones) there's another set of application functions that make much more sense running on the client.

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Europe seeks company to monitor Google's algorithm in €10m deal

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Re: They've just asked for a commercial company to define 'fair' for them

The alternative being that Google define fair for themselves? They're a "commercial company" too....

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Don't panic, but Linux's Systemd can be pwned via an evil DNS query

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Re: If THIS isn't a reason to hate systemd...

Getting rid of systemd won't stop buffer overruns. This vulnerability is handy for the systemd haters but the real problem here is coding in a language that allows overruns to happen, isn't it?

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Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide

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re: I need sysadmin to do my job

Otherwise I'd have to learn how to do it properly....

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Google hit with record antitrust fine of €2.4bn by Europe

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"If I start a new company selling widgets then just because they are the best widget ever (IMHO) doesn't mean that Googel should actively send me to the top of all links just because I say so."

But it's ok for Google to start a widget business that sells poor quality widgets and put themselves at the top of the search results? Because that's what they're being fined for.

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Cheeky IT rival parks 'we're hiring' van outside 'vote Tory' firm Storm Technologies

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I'm not envious of "successful people", i know what they give up to get success and i'm not prepared to focus on money that much. I don't believe that when you earn more the percentage of your income that's taxed should be higher, you pay more tax because you earn more, but it should be a fixed percentage. I do believe that everyone should contribute according to their means and i know paying yourself through dividends is just a way of avoiding that obligation.

If you make a million you should pay yourself a million and be taxed on income of a million. It's not tricky.

(And making tons of cash isn't really what i'd class as being successful, seems like a pretty shallow target for a lifetime...)

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