* Posts by sabroni

2302 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Linus Torvalds admits 'buggy crap' made it into Linux 4.8

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Ooh, you've posting that opinion in the wrong thread. These articles always bring out the religious zealots.

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Yeah, you really need to spin the things that TRUMP says to make him sound stupid....

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Re: So before contributing

He was around in 2002 and he forgot something Linus posted back then? What a twat.

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So before contributing

you need to go through 15 years of Linus' posts?

Maybe someone should get a checklist together instead? It'd be massive, but more easily readable than 15 years of posts, surely?

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Google melts 78 Android security holes, two of which were critical

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Re: Things I learned today

Why all the Samsung hate? Do any Android manufacturers (who aren't Google) patch regularly?

Maybe Google have something to do with this? Shouldn't they have put a decent update mechanism in place?

MS get shit on here all the time for Windows Update being crap (becuase it is) but at least it exists which is more than can be said for the generic Android Update service.

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Good God, we've found a Google thing we like – the Pixel iPhone killer

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Re: No card slot

Yeah, but unlimited online cloud storage!

Now stop trying to keep your own data and start uploading!!!

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Google's hardware extravaganza: Ad giant takes on Sonos, Roku, Linksys, Amazon, Oculus... you name it

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all the demos relied on everything being held on Google's servers.

Surely they use open APIs and there are configuration options that we can use to un-tether them from Google?

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Google may just have silently snuffed the tablet computer

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I don't remember this weekend

Really, really, really old.....

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ICO boss calls for EU-style data protection rules post-Brexit

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FFS

However you voted in the referendum can we stop with the pointless name calling please? The decision was clear but the majority was hardly overwhelming. 52% is over half but it's not the massive mandate some seem to think it was, though it is a mandate. There's millions of people on both sides.

Whatever, we need a data protection law in some form. We should be talking about the specifics of this legislation and what we need it to do, not repeating the same tedious name calling.

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Microsoft warns Windows security fix may break network shares

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Re: Hiding things for "security reasons" is called security by obscurity

So my windows machine should completely forget a share and the things I've accessed on it if it tries to connect one day and it's not allowed?

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Re: Hiding things for "security reasons" is called security by obscurity

What do you call denying access to things that you don't have permission to access? I got the impression that that's what this change is about.

Windows gets slagged off for failing open. Looks like they're changing this to fail shut.

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The web is past peak innovation: It's all negative returns from here

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People use beautiful things

In terms of user interfaces, if you want people to use your software it needs to look appealing. Users will stick with a beautiful system that's not behaving much longer than with an ugly system. That gives them a chance to find a successful route through the product.

It doesn't matter how great something's internal design is if no one uses that thing. Of course the inverse applies, a beautiful front end to a non-functioning system is pointless. As with most things, a balance is required.

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Sage advice: Avoid the Windows 10 Anniversary Update – it knackers our accounting app

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Re: The missus reckons we should bite the bullet and embrace the penguin.

Wish my missus was that dirty. I'm lucky if she dresses up as a nurse. I suggested bullet biting once and had to sleep on the settee for a week, so I'm loathe to bring up bestiality.

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Re: I have logged 23 Windows 7 updates that interfere with a Microsoft program I use every day.

Tried updating to 10?

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Microsoft paid me $650 to scrub Windows 10 from my grandpa's PC, says man

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$650 is nothing to MS

Hopefully this story will gain traction on the mainstream media, then it will cost them a lot more....

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Unlucky Luckey: Oculus developers invoke anti-douchebag clause, halt games for VR goggles

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Re: threatening to put other people out of work

That's not what they're threatening. This argument is trotted all the time whenever an unethical business is in the spotlight. (Not that oculus is unethical, just that the argument is the same.)

It's Oculus' responsibility to get support for their product. If this bloke wasn't so full of himself no-one would know about his politics and it wouldn't be a problem. He is the one threatening people's jobs by pissing off so many people in the development community.

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I bet you are. The sugar boycott played a massive part in making slavery illegal in the UK and Nestle are still having trouble clearing their image from the baby food scandal. Political boycotts, unlike marching, rallying and most other forms of protest, can actually work.

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Double KO! Capcom's Street Fighter V installs hidden rootkit on PCs

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Re: who demands DRM because more money.

It's not DRM, it's anti-cheating. Still stupid, but for a nobler reason.

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It's Friday – and that means one thing: Yup, Microsoft's TypeScript 2.0 is out

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Strong typing at the poit of use is vital

Why?

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Microsoft deletes Windows 10 nagware from Windows 7 and 8

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Re: so difficult in fact that Debian have been doing it

I think the MS install base is a little larger than the Debian one, and also has less consumer users.

Get back to me in the year of the Linux desktop and we'll see whether they can maintain that under scale.

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Re: Hmm, you're either one of those poor souls...

See! Exactly the kind of humility I was talking about!

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Re: how badly they fuck up something so simple

I mean, what could be easier than robustly updating 3 different operating systems on any PC configuration you can think of? Fucking Idiots!!!

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Re: our humble family.

Thanks for that!

The humility always shines through whenever the penguins are posting!

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TRUMP: ICANN'T EVEN! America won't hand over internet control to Russia on my watch

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re: We are praying after the election ever one will forget about him.

Stop praying and organise to stop him, because from where I'm sitting it looks like he's getting a free pass to spread bullshit while Clinton is still expected to act like a presidential candidate. Trump will be president if you aren't very careful.

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Will US border officials demand social network handles from visitors?

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re: Sorry, but that's a bad example.

The USA and Canada are definitely the main countries of the world. Add in players from 5 other countries and that is truly a World series!!

(Of all the countries that give a shit about rounders.....)

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Re: quote Miranda.

"Anything you say can and will be used against you in what I call a court of law."

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Margaret Hodge's book outlines 'mind boggling' UK public sector waste

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"Sadly for those who triumph hope over experience, there is little to suggest the situation has materially improved."

What the fuck has happened to the quality of English on this site?

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Apple seeks patent for paper bag - you read that right, a paper bag

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Re: the "bags for life" that last about 12 months at best.

The "for life" bit is the bit where you take the broken bag to the shop and get a free replacement. And when that one breaks you take it to the shop and get a free replacement. They're not saying the bags are indestructible.

Sounds to me like you've managed to piss off the staff at your local supermarket and they've decided to wind you up.

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Microsoft snubs alert over Exchange hole

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So, in simple terms

If exchange sees a domain name in your email address it'll happily send your password in plain text to any web server that that domain resolves to?

It sounds like MS expect you to control your domain and secure it. To me that doesn't sound massively unreasonable.

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Hackers hijack Tesla Model S from afar, while the cars are moving

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soft-brick?

You mean hang?

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Remote hacker nabs Win10 logins in 'won't-fix' Safe Mode* attack

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Re: Win 10, a never ending source of fun.

Because other OSs are secure if a hacker gets physical access?

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Using a thing made by Microsoft, Apple or Adobe? It probably needs a patch today

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Whoah, Black Betty!

Don't slam the lan!

(I know it doesn't make sense!!!)

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Re: That explains that then....

So you'll be all over windows 10 update sharing mechanism then...

Thought about configuring the office machines to come to life and update themselves in the middle of the night? That's how my home win 7 box does it. The how I used to have my home box configured till MS started sneaking in telemetry with every update....

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Non-doms pay 10 times more in income tax than average taxpayer group

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Re: Pretty meaningless metric

Their tax contribution isn't "orders of magnitude greater" at all. It's a tiny fraction of the money they make. The tax system works on percentages, those that earn more are supposed to contribute more.

A bunch of selfish greedy people leaving the country isn't a bad thing. The idea that industry and business will stop if they leave is laughable.

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'What this video game needs is actual footage of real gruesome deaths'

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Re: why is it that every single piece of the critters is made out of food?

What are you made of jake? That is the single most stupid argument for meat eating that exists, unless you're a cannibal.

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Re: terrorists?

If only PETA were the only terrorists in the world. The other ones try to kill people.

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Delete Google Maps? Go ahead, says Google, we'll still track you

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re: any properly coded app that uses location requests location through Google Play Services

What do you mean by "properly coded" Andrew? The article mentiones either using an Android API or the Google Play one. Is it wrong? Is the Android one deprecated in favour of the proprieatary one? Because to me it sounds like the proper way would be to use the Android one, avoiding a dependency on Google. Surely that gives you wider coverage (of devices) and more resilience (not dependant on a third party).

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an open OS dependent on proprietary software

With a monopoly sized install base. Someone have a word with the EU quick before we leave!!

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Re: Google?

They own that thing you built, the internet.

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Microsoft thinks time crystals may be viable after all

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Re: Using "Search" for "Windows updates" or just "Updates" got no results

That's strange. That's how I get to windows updates on my Win 8.1 laptop, just type "UPDA" and it's top of the list.

How did Google say to do it?

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WhatsApp, Apple and a hidden source code F-bomb: THE TRUTH

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Re: Not very scientific ...

And doesn't mention which IDE they use. I asked about this recently on another thread and got very poor responses, none of which suggested a better IDE. So gerdesj, any idea what IDE they use and how it's better than VS?

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What's with all the ACs going on about how cool they are

Why hide your identity if you're so confident of your abilities?

AC is for business sensitive posting. It's not really appropriate if all you have to say is "I code better than you" or "you're old fashioned".....

Put a name to your posts or fuck off.

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Sony wins case over pre-installed Windows software

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How many consumers want a pc with no OS?

I know that all us super tech heads just love fucking around installing OSs, but most consumers would see a pc with no operating system as being like a car with no motor or a fridge with no door.

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Linus Torvalds won't apply 'sh*t-for-brains stupid patch'

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Re: what's the final escalation?

Ignoring all pull requests from that person? Or is that too simple?

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Re: You have to remember that Linus is not the manager of any of these people.

I haven't forgotten that. I was replying to the OP who afaik wasn't talking about Linus.

Clearly Linux is a successful project. The question of whether Linus' personality is a help or a hindrance to the project is one that the devotees wont contemplate. The rest of us are allowed to wonder if a more mature approach to managing the project would make it better.

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And the only way to do that is abuse? Nonsense. A clear "That's not going in, and here's why" would work better in most cases.

The choice isn't "compromise or be a dick", it's "don't pull with a simple explanation or don't pull with an abusive rant".

How many good engineers don't even think about contributing because of his childish outbursts?

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Re: Slow news day?

Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

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re: People read the post, get the message and stop submitting stuff.

FTFY.

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Re: drivers on linux have been almost nothing but hack jobs the whole time

BURN THE HERETIC!!!!!

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Re: I expect my manager to give me all kinds of shit if I f**k-up

That's not a good attitude. If I fuck up I expect to be told to fix it. Anything beyond that is not acceptable in a work environment. If someone repeatedly fucks up then take them off the project.

Abuse is not an appropriate response from someone in a position of authority. Any manager trying that shit with me will get very short shrift.

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