* Posts by sabroni

2302 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Ever wonder why those Apple iPhone updates take so damn long?

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Re: They actually respect user's privacy.

No, they don't. They've made canny business decisions wrt how they monetise your data and how they present the use of that data. Respect is not part of the calculation.

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When have a billion filesystems ever been upgraded without permission before?

FTFY

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From landslide to buried alive: Why 2017 election forecasts weren't wrong

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When I was a teenager I used to believe that all the political parties were exactly the same, none of them had anyone else's best interests at heart and "Whoever you vote for, government wins". Of course I had no idea what a better system would look like, I just knew what was wrong with the existing set up.

You seem pretty confident in yourself werdsmith, what specifically are you proposing as an alternative?

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Capita call centre chap wins landmark sex discrimination lawsuit

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Re: his life will be a misery with Capita from now until the end of time

And that's changed how?

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Tech industry thumps Trump's rump over decision to leave Paris climate agreement

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Re: We, US taxpayers don't want to pay for other countries' bad air.

Happy to supply it though, obv.

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Re: In the interest of balance

Can't see any positive business reaction on google. Is that just them filtering to my political bias?

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Apple appears to relax ban on apps fetching, running extra code – remains aloof as always

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Re: So, very cleverly, Apple makes exceptions to the rule

Securing something then drilling holes in it because it's too slow isn't clever, it's insecure. MS used to do very similar things to favour their own products over third parties. I don't remember it ever being called clever when they did it....

Also, there's a big difference between a patching mechanism and code that dynamically modifies itself while running. It's the code that dynamically modifies itself that is nearly always a shit idea. Patching software to remove bugs/vulnerabilities is considered a good thing by most users.

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First-day-on-the-job dev: I accidentally nuked production database, was instantly fired

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re: The fault is with whoever created the documentation

Really? I'd say it was with whoever configured the database Why has a new starter got permissions to blat the production database anyway? The documentation shouldn't be capable of leaking enough information for this to happen.

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Windows XP crashed too much to spread WannaCrypt

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Re: And Microsoft is more than happy to oblige (for the right payment of course).

What would you prefer?

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Sysadmin finds insecure printer, remotely prints 'Fix Me!' notice

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Re: It took three weeks to get the Feds off my ass.

Dope story blood!

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Init freedom declared as systemd-free Devuan hits stable 1.0.0 status

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Re: Bah!

This is clearly an INCREDIBLY serious matter! Frivolity will not be tolerated. Especially not M$ related frivolity....

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re: You don't like choice

Reminds me (again) of the Fry and Laurie sketch where a bin bag of plastic forks is emptied onto the table in a restaurant when the diner asks for new cuttlery. "But this is all crap!" they complain. "Yes", replies the waiter, "but look at the choice!"

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RightNow founder turned politician gets assault charge after 'bodyslamming' reporter

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Re: It's hard not to sympathize with Gianforte

Bollocks. It's easy to not sympathise with him. He's a politician who can't handle awkward questions, and as such totally unsuited for the role he's going for.

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Google starts enterprise support for Chrome, including top SaaS apps

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Use Chrome in the enterprise?

Well, you'd want the most popular targetted browser on your intranet, wouldn't you?

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Google wants to track your phone and credit card through meatspace

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Re: I just tell em to fuck off and mind their own business.

How about you direct that anger at the people setting the policy rather than the minimum wage employee manning the till?

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IT firms guilty of blasting customers with soul-numbing canned music

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Re: Halifax are another bunch with ****ing vivaldi....

I think Halifax phone banking is great. The trick is not answering when they ask you to say what you want. Dial the phone banking no. (03457 20 30 40), key in your account code, sort code and the 2 digits they ask for from your pin, then press *0. Wait till it starts to say something, press *0, wait again, last *0 then all you'll hear is a phone ringing till they answer. Most they've kept me waiting is about 3 minutes but normally it's less than a minute. And the call centre's in the UK.

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Julian Assange wins at hide-and-seek game against Sweden

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re: I personally believe in "Guilty the moment you do the crime".

You've not really thought that one through, have you?

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Kill Google AMP before it KILLS the web

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Re: 100% funded by the UK government.

It's funded by us paying the license fee. Whether that counts as funded by government depends on how you view our democracy, I suppose....

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DeX Station: Samsung's Windows-killer is ready for prime time

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I think you mean:

But can i wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there?!?!

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Fancy a relaxed boozy holiday? Keep well away from Great Britain

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Re: I imagine if that the tobacco industry were to cease operation...

....there would be even fewer hospital beds for the sick.

Does your imagination extend to imagining the reduction in lung cancer and other smoking related illnesses that would accompany the tobacco companies ceasing operation?

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Just 99.5 million nuisance calls... and KeurBOOM! A £400K megafine

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Re: We need a secure caller display system

Forget jail. Chop off the goolies!

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FBI boss James Comey was probing Trump's team for Russia links. You're fired, says Donald

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Re: SPENDING MONEY ON HEALTHCARE FOR TERRORISTS.

Quality!

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Such a long post just to say "no, I won't answer that question".

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Crooks can nick Brits' identities just by picking up the phone and lying

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re: I think it's a bit naïve to think that just paying existing staff more....

...would change their behavior.

Indeed, but it's equally naive to think that you can incentivise staff to care about fraud when they're worried about whether the electricity will be on when they get home.

As usual, the situation is complex and solutions like "pay more" or "care more" aren't very helpful.

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Android O-mg. Google won't kill screen hijack nasties on Android 6, 7 until the summer

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Re: In short

The Google Planty strikes again.

No, of course it's not news. Google just enabled the play store to grant permissions for apps so I don't have to approve them at install time. Saves me a whole load of time reading permissions screens and trying to understand them.

Thanks Google, I trust you implicitly with the security of my device. If you think an app should be granted some permissions on my phone then that's good enough for me!

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Apple fanbois are officially sheeple. Yes, you heard. Deal with it

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Re: From the site that loves to hate on Apple

Aww, were the nasty journalists rude about your favourite global corporation? What a bunch of bastards....

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Phew! Chrome to warn when you watch insecure smut

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re: We all know that incognito mode is used for viewing pron

It is, but there are other uses. I'm logged in to youtube in an incognito tab so my google id doesn't follow me around all my other tabs.

(It's spelt porn, there's no need to by coy.)

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FTP becoming Forgotten Transfer Protocol as Debian turns it off

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usage of the FTP servers is pretty low...

...as our own installer has not offered FTP as a way to access mirrors for over ten years.

So you stopped offering it and usage of it dropped off? No shit. That's clear evidence that no one likes ftp.

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iPhone lawyers literally compare Apples with Pears in trademark war

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Re: you'd be better off actually VOTING for someone to change the system itself.

No, voting for someone to change the system is unlikely to change it. If Apple were to find that their legal bullying was costing them some money, however little, that'd change their behaviour.

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Another ZX Spectrum modern reboot crowdfunder pops up

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Re: How dare they expect something they paid for

It's on kickstarter, not Amazon. They've funded the development of the project. That's not the same as ordering a product off the shelf.

If they don't understand the difference then who's to blame? Should we ban crowdfunding sites because some people don't understand how they work?

It's a bummer when an investment doesn't pay off. If you can't afford that risk don't take it.

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Jimbo announces Team Wikipedia: 'Global News Police'

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Re: Why is a comment like this made as Anonymous Coward?

The only reason i can think of is that it's not true.

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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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