* Posts by sabroni

2336 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Mozilla and Google blast IE-only Windows on ARM

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Re: Not much of a loss for Mozilla

Surely they'd have to make Apple include a "choose your browser" popup on ipad first....

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Microsoft makes good with a 23-fix Patch Tuesday

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Re: "Cloned code detection system"

Sorry, I thought we were talking about Windows...

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Re: "Cloned code detection system"

Yes, I've heard of shared libraries, have you heard of "dll hell"...?

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Re: "Cloned code detection system"

Yeah, let's all write everything from scratch every time we start coding.

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Re: Another Big Patch Day, and a Week of Start Up Repair Routines

Bought my daughter an ASUS Eee pc for xmas year before last, she loves it and both hardware and software are pretty robust. Nevertheless the ASUS bloatware that came with it is shit and throws exceptions approximately every half hour. She just ok's them and carries on.

The point I'm making is that these machines have crappy OEM builds of windows with badly written services that don't do what they're supposed to and blow up all the time. That's not really Microsoft's fault, I'm sure ASUS could also mash up an install of UNIX if they tried hard enough...

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Star Trek's Wesley Crusher blasts Google+ landgrab

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Re: What social sites ...

umm, is it Google+?

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Google's latest webspam crusade 'breaks' search results

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Re: Totally OT

That + thing still seems to work on bing.

bing just scrape google results anyway so you'll get pretty much the same results as you used to...

but you have to use bing. eww....

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Google to FCC: Protecting Street View coder didn't derail probe

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Re: Deserving

>>Don't get me started on clothes, but if you dress raunchy and go up to a star athletes room at 2am don't come crying to me that you were raped.<<

It doesn't matter what the situation is, rape is unacceptable. Even if you're a star athlete. What fucking difference does being a star athlete make?

The "She was asking for it" excuse is just that, a pathetic excuse for unbalanced men. If you can't control yourself around scantily clad women then you're the one with the problem.

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Microsoft takes on Spotify with sound of Woodstock

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Re: Facebook....

OK. So if that was ironic then presumably we do need another social media player to spam us with our friend's tastes. Or was only part of the post ironic? This is too confusing...

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Re: Facebook....

Aww, you poor thing, knowing someone with the wrong taste in music...

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Blackpool ICT boss: BYOD doesn't save money

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Re: Do you know the definition of Audiophile?

thou dost protest too much, methinks....

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Twelve... classic 1980s 8-bit micros

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Re: @me!

Doh! I'll shut up then.....

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#@Stanislaw

You picked the only machine in the list that didn't use basic to make that comment on! Now rewrite that in FORTH!

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Google wanted Java 'partnership' with Sun

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Re: I don't see the problem

I believe the problem (at least to Oracle) is Google thinking that because an option is "better" they can ignore the fact it's legally dubious. It's pretty clear that Google knew that this case was coming, they just figured it's US justice and they have pots of cash so it's worth a go...

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BYOD is a ticking time bomb for B2B resellers

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FAIL

Then maybe you should learn how to use your Android phone and stop trolling.

fuck you! It's a sony xperia play with the latest sony build of Android. Going into settings for location I have "Use Wireless networks" and "use GPS satellites". With "Use wireless networks" unchecked I touch the "use GPS satellites" option and the message I see is "Will collect anonymous data while using GPS, Agree or Disagree". If I select disagree it doesn't turn the GPS on. You can link to all the support topics you like, get the device and you'll see I'm right.

And get a login you anonymous pussy, or would that make it too obvious that you astro turf for google?

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Re: Businesses terrified

in what way is this bullshit? Google do love to sniff data, they won't even let me enable gps on my android phone without giving them "anonymous" data. (if it was genuinely anonymous it'd just be a lat lon pair and of no value at all). We all know their "accidental" wifi data slurp was not accidental. The android store has plenty of malware on it.

It's a perfectly legitimate point of view to be paranoid about them. If you're in charge of a businesses' IT and you think this is bullshit then you're not doing your job properly.

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Teens break up with Facebook

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What am I thinking about?

Telepathy?

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German scientists link two labs with ‘universal quantum network’

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FFS

get over yourselves...

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iPad to reign unchallenged as KING of FONDLESLABS

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Re: Transformer...

>>but you have to be using the Transformer as both tablet and laptop before paying the price premium becomes worthwhile.<<

no shit!

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Security guards brawl over world's biggest Apple Store

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Re: No.

That's right, we can't get enough of those eons....

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Digitech iPB-10 guitar effects pedalboard for iPad

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an artist?

Dude, you're a barista!

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Who killed ITV Digital? Rupert Murdoch - but not the way you think

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What a ludicrous argument, the last paragraph says it all. It's like saying if I put poison in your tea but you have a heart attack before you drink it I've done nothing wrong. I'm not guilty of murder but it's still criminal to try and poison someone, whether it works or not. So why does the fact the business was failing make it ok to use illegal methods to try and bring it down?

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Game closes 277 stores

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Re: Too many stores

Bristol too! Two games, a gamestation and a game franchise in Debenhams, all within a minutes walk from each other. What were the management thinking? It's almost criminally incompetent...

Reminds me of when Fopp closed. Whenever I was in there there was a queue of people waiting to buy stuff, they couldn't sell it fast enough. Still not making enough to keep it going.

When they say bricks and mortar is dead for retail it seems to be as much through bad management as through a change in people's buying habits...

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Microsoft stamps on HTTP 2.0's pedal, races to mobileville

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Re: How about containers?

Sites that offer personalised content to each visitor are broken at the application level? That's a pretty large chunk of the web that's broken....

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Viewsonic Viewpad 10e tablet

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Re: The saving

What makes you think they haven't paid for food and heating first? Don't get me wrong, there are all sorts of fools out there getting into terrible debt. That doesn't mean that if you're not on a massive income you should live like a hermit and shun all technology. Some people budget responsibly and it allows them to pay the bills and have little luxuries every so often.

This kind of knee-jerk "It's the chav's that ruined the economy" bullshit really gets on my tits.

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@xenny, 11:03

If you're tight enough for cash that £200 is just about doable, WTF would you spend it on a tablet?

As a birthday present for a 16 year old who'd worked hard at school and got good grades?

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Re: The saving

I disagree. To people who are actually short of cash 200 quid is a lot cheaper than 330 quid. If you don't think so then you're probably not the target market, but there are plenty of people in the UK today who'd find 330 quid out of the question but 200 just about doable.

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Barclaycard pay-by-bonk fraud risk exposes Amazon's security

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>>I have not asked for it, I don't want it.<<

No, me neither, but when I contacted my credit card provider (Virgin) and asked for a card without contactless tech I was told they couldn't do it, all new cards have it built in. So you might not want it, but you're going to have a hard time avoiding it.

Anyone know whereabouts on the card it is? Surely a quick bite in the right place would disable it permanently...

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Chrome beats IE market share for one day

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Re: "Chrome catching IE slowly"?

Not trying to stand up for Google here, but how come Windows will run exe's that are sat in the user profile folders? These are for app data, not apps themselves. If MS had any sense they'd lock this shit down right now and pop up a "restore ie as default" message when Chrome tries to load from the profile and excepts. That would be hillaire!

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BBC iPlayer added to Xbox

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Re: No HD

the ps3 one? The one that throws up a network error message if you pause it for a minute?

The wii one doesn't do that, guess it must be better than ps3 and xbox....

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of course, watching telly takes much more brain power than gaming....

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Charge of the Metro brigade: Did Microsoft execs plan to take a hit?

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re: by idiots, for idiots

Hilarity aside, they're targeting the biggest market. Why do you think Apple's "it just works" is so successful? Because it appeals to clever people? Surely they all use linux...

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Comet and Walmart battle for Game

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there selling off a load of stuff cheap

I was in my local Game yesterday, they've cut a lot of prices to the bone. There's a lot of crap in there but some good finds in the second hand games (DOA Paradise PSP for 48p, Advance Wars DS 98p). The boy just picked up Blops (presumably for 360) for a tenner...

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Why Windows 8 server is a game-changer

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Re: Impressive...

bitter much? Maybe you should retire, things are changing and it's obviously upsetting you...

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UK kids' art project is 'biggest copyright blag ever' – photographer

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Oh, that's fine then. As long as it's only a tiny number of children who are being ripped off...

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Atari pings Pong Apple champion wannabes

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Nintedified

Oh No! Did they make it fun? Bastards!

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How a tiny leap-day miscalculation trashed Microsoft Azure

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appalling

Just read the summary linked to in the article. They did indeed just take the date and add 1 to the year, and not with a date object and the dateadd function.

Unbelievable that this happened on their production service. If I was a customer I'd be migrating to another platform right now...

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Windows 8: Thrown into a multi-tasking mosh pit

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Re: Wow - the author hit the nail on the head

Difficult to give much credibility to a windows history that doesn't mention NT, the original XP....

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Chrome patches up after double dose of CanSecWest pwnage

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Good that Google have patched already...

but does make me wonder how thoroughly that patch has been tested...

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Mass Effect 3

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How's it on 360?

The boy had ME2, or possibly the first one, on his 360 and it ran like a dog when things kicked off, frame rate dropping to lowish single digits in a firefight. Anyone tried this on 360 and know if this is still the case?

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Re: Hmm

How many players does co-op require then?

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Microsoft 'yanked optical drive from Xbox 720'

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Re: So, consoles going back to cartridges then?

Cool. Cartridges boot much faster than discs and have the big advantage of being able to save to the cartridge not the console. Take your game round to a mate's and your unlockables come with you. Buy a new console cos your old one melted and the same applies. Sweet!

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Amid iPad frenzy, Apple staff say 'Remember the workers'

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Re: Why?

you stuck up prick.

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Hands on with the Apple iPad 3

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many times? Can you qualify that with an actual number or did it come straight from some apple marketing info?

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2 in 3 Android anti-malware scanners not up to the job

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You're right, I'm not really arguing that people should be stupid or ignore the security messages. It seems we both read the messages and don't install apps that are asking too much.

However, the vast majority of users don't do this, they don't fully understand the risks or they just want the app that all their mates are raving about. For these users a good anti-malware app could be very useful, and would help them realise they should be reading the permissions before they install...

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Are you new to Android? Pretty much every app asks for permissions that it doesn't appear to need. I've had an android phone for about a year and I've installed about 3 apps, and all of them asked for more permissions than seemed necessary.

The answer is only "common sense" if you don't want to install any apps.

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Online advertising isn't creepy enough

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Re: Sheep

Yeah, advertising doesn't work on me either. All these advertising agencies are just pissing money up the wall....

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Re: Matt you are a muppet

no you are!

The article isn't saying he doesn't understand how marketing works, he's saying that it doesn't help him as someone being advertised at. And judging by the fact no-one on here is saying "Actually I get really well targeted ads!" he's got a point...

Google can sell ads because they have user data to target, the data to target comes from us not the companies placing adverts, therefore the data has value. He thinks he should get something in return for letting them make money off his data.

Is that too difficult to understand?

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Hey Commentard! - or is that Commenter?

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ~2000 votes so far cannot be wrong, can they... can they?

@Sean Timarco Baggaley, 24th feb 17:23

Noscript doesn't stop the adverts on the register, just stops them dancing. They are still clickable! I guess that shows that you can achieve useful stuff without Javascript....

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Re: Re: Re: ~2000 votes so far cannot be wrong, can they... can they?

Using javascript to submit a form is over-engineering. It's not a big deal, it was just a flippant comment based on being presented with a big black square where a form was supposed to be.

The number of people on this site who use noscript is surely greater than on most sites, why aren't they considered when you specify a voting form?

Do highly competent web programmers use javascript when html will do the job just a well? Why?

Yeah, I'm trolling, maybe you shouldn't all have bitten in the first place?

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