* Posts by sabroni

2581 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Rubbing an iPhone on your face won't cure acne - FTC

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@sisk

no, they're not. the San Francisco is a hundred and four quid on pay as you go with a £10 topup. Apple store sells unlocked iPhones for £428. You can get an iPhone for a lot cheaper but not without signing up to a hefty contract that bumps the cost up massively.

So it's you that has made a mistake, they are NOT all expensive, certainly not in relation to each other.

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no different to any other app

one of the problems with Android is getting people to buy stuff. The purchasing experience just isn't as easy on android, especially as a lot of apple users have iTunes accounts that they can buy from in a single click. Also Android is often seen as the cheap option, for those who can't afford an iPhone. If you're too tight/poor/clever to buy an iPhone then you probably don't have as much cash to spend on apps.

So rather than "ha ha, look how stupid iPhone users are" this seems to be more a case of "Android users don't like to buy apps"....

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Nintendo 3DS gets more stick

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WTF?

it's the sega 32x all over again

Nintendo, much as I love them, have totally lost the plot here. The reason the 3ds hasn't sold well isn't the lack of an extra analogue, or that it's not ugly enough, it's because there's bugger all to play on it! (especially if you already played ocarina to death). It needs a system seller and it needs it before xmas if this device is to avoid the fate of the virtual boy....

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Windows 8 to boot in 8 seconds

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zx81 os

the os on the zx81 was on a rom not a tape. You switch the zx81 on and the os loads pretty much instantly. Of course if you wanted to use it to do something other than code in basic you had to load from a tape, but the os (such as it was) was built in.

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Office 365, Hotmail and SkyDrive hit by outage

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BPOS?

big piece of shit, surely?

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Patent wars: Apple attacks Samsung in Japan

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They started it!

That's really your response? What are you, five years old?

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meanwhile, on another page on the same site...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/08/htc_sues_apple_with_google_patents/

it's not just apple.

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Google feeds patents to HTC for assault on Apple

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Can Google get even more pathetic...

....than Apple? Well, they're trying, but they've got a way to go....

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Kernel.org Linux repository rooted in hack attack

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no you.

i can wait.

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Perhaps the OSS community needs to be a bit more open minded?

check your downvotes. I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for that open minded thing....

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@Nigel 11

your response seems to be "Yes, but, look over there, big corporation...."

This isn't a mac or a windows article, it's about security in the open source community. As you point out, anyone could infiltrate these open projects and corrupt them.

The bit where you lose me is where you claim it's easier to infiltrate a small corporate team than a big open one. Can you explain that? Surely getting to work on a project at MS or Apple is trickier than contributing to an open source project?

And as for calling other people smug, that's exactly how your post sounded to me...

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@Tomato42, 08:41

It's apples and oranges. The time between a vulnerability being discovered and patched isn't the same as the time between a server being exploited and that exploit spotted. So what's your point?

Still, thanks for the info about your password policy. A different pass phrase for root access? No shit! No wonder linux is so secure!!! I wonder if you can do that on windoze....

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All WikiLeaks' secret US cables are on BitTorrent in full

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all those downvotes

humourless fucks!

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Apple Store newspaper headlock may be slipping

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but...

...who would buy an iproduct with no apps? Apple advertising makes a big noise about the number of apps available and how versatile they make the devices. It's a bit naive to say that hardware sales are the only relevant thing here, the software makes the hardware attractive. An ipad with no apps is an hp touchpad.....

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HP's UK PC boss: We're going nowhere

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dick head indeed

the long game is the only way to beat apple in this market, and HP have appropriately sized pockets, so selling this machine at a loss would have been a perfectly sensible approach. It's what got microsoft into the console business quite successfuly. A touchpad is a perfectly good youtube playing, website surfing, email getting tablet.

As for "innocents who saw a tablet incompatible with android", get real. If it's not an iOS device then it's os is pretty irrelevant in this market. Most innocents don't care about android they care about facebook, email and youtubes. That on a tablet for <£100 is why these things are selling now.

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Samsung's iOS rival gets multitasking and HTML5

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Stop

@Barry shitpeas

Not the real mr. shitpeas judging by the total lack of funny in your comment...

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'Devastating' Apache bug leaves servers exposed

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oh dear!

Did someone point out the glaring fault in your world view?

Or was the fact this bug has been around since 2007 a good thing?

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Four months' porridge for 20-minute Facebook riot page

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FAIL

the fact the post was up for twenty minutes

before he took it down indicates he's already had second thoughts.

However, the fact you think this is funny says a lot about your attitude to other people. It's tempting to draw comparisons between your lack of concern for others and the behaviour of the actual property smashing rioters.

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Google+ bans real name under ‘Real Names’ policy

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@Bastard sheep

I've not made a mistake. I've read your post multiple times but there's no convincing argument as to why Google should change, just a feeling of entitlement from you. All your "friends" are on google+ so feel you should be allowed on to. But all your friends are playing by google's rules, why do you feel you shouldn't have to?

You feel entitled to use this service and entitled to use a name that you decide on. You have a right to neither of those. Their service, their rules.

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If you want to open a business to the public...

...you have to open it to *all* the public or *none* of the public.

This is nonsense. You can't force a business to trade with someone they don't want to. And this isn't even a business, this is people trying to use a free service then moaning about the ts&cs.

Have you never been refused service in a pub? I have, purely based on the barman not liking the look of me. It's his gaff, his rules.

Looks like the daily mail is right about people's sense of entitlement these days....

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It's Google's service

so it's Google's rules. Don't like the rules then don't use the service.

Can't understand why people feel they have the right to get upset about this. They're not paying for the service and alternatives that allow whatever name you choose are available. So put up or shut up!

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Facebook wannabe rioters cop large helpings of porridge

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too tricky to catch real rioters?

What about all the people actually smashing stuff up, breaking windows so those less brave/stupid can steal? Those throwing bricks at the police and setting fire to cars? It's great that so many people have been arrested over the riots but sending someone to jail for stealing a bottle of water or receiving stolen shorts is bloody expensive and doesn't really get at the core trouble makers.

Likewise for these two buffoons, I don't have a problem with them getting jail terms but I'm more concerned that the people who incited riots that actually happened get sent down.

It's not about number of people arrested and sentenced, we need to make sure it's the people who were at the centre of this get punished. Seems that anyone who smashed but didn't grab has gotten away with it...

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'Major' C++ revision receives standards blessing

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yeah!

don't you speak curly bracket? How could that be any clearer?

Maybe by adding some more words....

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Google's Moto move spells iPhone doom

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good bet!

why go after cheap and dumb when expensive and dumb is so profitable....

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Google Chrome beta turns on native code machine

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Javascript awful?

It has some terrible features. But it's also incredibly powerful and flexible. (I've been coding in it for the past year or so and it's very different to working with strongly typed languages, but that doesn't make it bad!)

Haven't you heard of Node.js?

I suggest reading "Javascript: The Good Parts" by Douglas Crockford. Should explain to you why your "awful" comment is just plain wrong. Of course javascript isn't suitable for writing every app, but there's no language that's good for everything, that's why there's so many of them!

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Icebergs measured in Manhattans: Official

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why would you measure the surface area?

isn't it mass or volume that's significant with icebergs?

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Android respawn horror: Hacker says hackers' phones hacked

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it's windows all over again..

...all the various oem flavours of android lead to lots of weird bugginess as manufacturers try to stamp their own branding and user interfaces on devices. Microsoft have this problem with windows, though now it's nothing like as bad as when they started out.

Saying that, the boy has what's supposed to be a vanilla version of Android on his San Francisco and it's still pretty flakey. It can't maintain a wifi connection when idle, for example...

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Music biz now runs on Viagra®, not cocaine

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the article may be...

..I was replying to the comments which are mostly moany old gits complaining that they don't like new music because it's not the same as the old stuff they used to listen to.

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Good Grief

what a bunch of moaning old gits. There's plenty of new music around, tons and tons of it, a lot is rubbish but watch the totp repeats from 76 on bbc2 and you'll see that's nothing new. There is also a load of great music from new artists around, and it's easier to discover than ever with sound cloud, last.fm, pandora in the us, and any number of other services. And where I live there's plenty of venues that promote gigs from small local bands, where it's not uncommon to hear something original and moving. Never mind the massive amount of foreign music that is easier to discover than ever before thanks to youtube.

Stop with the moaning and start looking around! When your parents told you the music you listened to was all rubbish they were wrong, and it's still bullshit now you're coming out with it yourselves!

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E-petitions site: Death wish FAIL

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people with high IQs..

..often seem to have less common sense than us dullards. I'm not convinced this would bring better laws, just lots of incredibly clever ones with blatant faults that only the simple would spot...

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SQL survives murder attempt by mutant stepchild

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likely to sell a few tens of thousands on Unix, a few million on Windows

your post is confused, you're basically saying microsoft was more successful because microsoft had a bigger install base. So they were more successful because they were more successful...

Besides which, for what you're saying to be true UNIX would need a VB like language, that's what made developing on microsoft platforms easy.

Of course, dodgy business practices certainly helped as well....

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12% of UK don't carry cash

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Me too!

just so much quicker!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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I smell....

anonymous pussy....

Ewwww!

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Sony Vita to control PlayStation 3

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surely the big difference between this and Wii U...

...is that every wii U will have a touchscreen controller. That's certainly not the case for ps3. So will the games companies target a game at people who have a ps3 and psvita or the much bigger group who just have a ps3? Target the wii U and you know you've got a touch screen controller and can make it integral to the game.

Apple play and iPhone is likely a much more common configuration, that's surely a much bigger market....

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Evil Android Trojan records your calls

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That's exactly it!

The android app store just lists all the permissions an app wants, you either install and grant all permissions or don't install. On another os for phones/tablets I'm using you can install an app and it will ask at run time if you want to let it do stuff. This is a much better system as it puts the user in control and makes it clear when the permission is being used.

The design of the Android system puts the author of the software in control and forces the user to either grant every privilege asked for or not use the software at all.

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Isolated human genes can be patented, US court rules

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There's a pretty good reason why they're all richer than you.

Is it because they're morally bankrupt money grabbing cunts?

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Googlenet runs on '900,000 servers'

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ok..

...but at the time I commented there was just a downvote, no explanation.

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WTF?

Downvoted..

..for doing maths?

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HCL discloses 'email deletion' requests from News International

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FAIL

tired of this now..

..we know, nothing to see, stop looking, NI are great, hacking milly dowler's phone was fine, paying backhanders to the police is cool, the news of the world would've closed anyway and deleting hundreds of thousands of emails while under investigation is just business as usual.

If only the pesky gruaniad (ha, funny) and bbc would leave poor little rupert alone, it's not like he's Keyser Soze.....

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Nokia's cheapies strategy bombs

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Coat

stragety!

when the feelings gone and you can't go on!

stragety!

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semantic pedant

You're missing the point here. While you may be super clever most consumers aren't. Whether Apple lock them in or they chose to be locked in the fact is that if they've invested time and money in content for a device they're not going to want to chuck that content away when they buy a new device.

And never mind the 10 dollars spent on apps, do you want to buy them again for a new device? Can you be bothered to try and find them all again in the Android store (where searching by app name doesn't necessarily put the app in the top 40 returned?) Wouldn't it be more convenient for the new device to access the same account and therefore the same content as your old device?

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Kit steals Mac login passwords through FireWire port

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how to stand up

the problem I have with what your saying is the article you linked to that defends Apple is pure speculation. In your comment you say "it's perfectly acceptable to think that Apple went further with Lion". It is, but that means nothing. It's also perfectly acceptable to think that Apple don't give a toss about security, there is some evidence that this is the case.

If this company is wrong and firewire in Lion is more secure then that's a good thing, I'm sure we can both agree on that. But if that's the case then it's Apple's job to make it clear. The fact that you're not pointing me to a clear list of Lion features from Apple makes me doubtful. Don't Apple publish a list of changes when they upgrade the OS? Or are they so ashamed of this gaping security hole in their old products that they don't dare mention it?

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To quote the article you link to..

>>FireWire is secure until you enter your password, I’ve been told.<<

Great. Any references for that piece of info or do we just trust it?

Also, see post from david 12 above. Seems to indicate that Windows doesn't have the same "passwords stored in memory in plain text" problem that Lion does.... (admittedly just as dubious as your article with regards to references, but he sounds like he knows what he's talking about rather than going "some bloke told me....")

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Anonymous, LulzSec go legit with PayPal boycott

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FAIL

ok...

..cos every site on the web can be trusted with your debit card details.

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Suspects in PayPal web attack not so anonymous after all

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WTF?

wtf?

Nobody taught me how to program. Been making a living at it for over 25 years. What's your problem exactly? Don't like that some people don't need to go to college to get a job coding?

Of course, if you can't work it out yourself you will need someone to instruct you. I've always learnt by doing...

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Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo bow to Apple sales edict

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WTF?

@Anonymous pussy, 7:39

>>What has this decision got to do with consumers?<<

I think they're the people that buy and use the apps...

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Go Daddy spokes-totty: I'm on the elephants' side

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cruelty can be worse than killing

Killing animals to eat isn't something I'd do, but I appreciate that a lot of people consider it acceptable. Looks like the circus elephants face a lifetime of cruelty. There's no excuse for torturing an animal to make it perform tricks. What a bunch of cunts.

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Gamer claims complete console collection

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good, but hardly complete

No fairchild channel f either...

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Asda offloads affordable Archos fondleslabs

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ooh, get her!

wrong side of bed this morning, mr. touchy?

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hp touchpad is that aspect ratio

1024x768

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