* Posts by RyokuMas

1159 posts • joined 29 Oct 2009

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Not Apr 1: Google stops scanning your Gmail to sling targeted ads at you

RyokuMas
Stop

Back to the 90s...

"Google has said it will no longer scan the content of Gmail messages to sell targeted adverts to users of the free service"

Wow. Read that and had a flashback to Tony Blair's premiership...

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Microsoft recommends you ignore Microsoft-recommended update

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Music, maestro!

'Nuff said

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Google to remove private medical data from search results

RyokuMas
Devil

Re: And the mustachioed contenance of Big Brother opened into a smile

It would be nice, wouldn't it?

However, in reality, it's the people with the money that get to push what the law should be.

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Two Brits nabbed amid probe into global plot to hack Microsoft network

RyokuMas
Joke

Now we know where Eadon has been all this time!

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Avere: You're going to see tighter integration between us and Google

RyokuMas
Devil

History repeating...

"... suppose Google OEMs/resells Avere's product..."

Embrace...

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Microsoft's new Surface laptop defeats teardown – with glue

RyokuMas
Joke

Re: That's Surface crossed off my Christmas list, then!

"Who'd have thought it?"

About as many people as would have expected such a post from you, I'd wager!

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Internet hygiene still stinks despite botnet and ransomware flood

RyokuMas
Trollface

It's all MicroSlurp's fault, withdrawing support for their 15-year-old operating system! They should be able to miracle it secure immediately, test it fully overnight and roll out the changes without any kind of forced update installation! Damn them!

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It's 2017 and Microsoft is still patching Windows XP+ – to plug holes exploited by trio of leaked NSA weapons

RyokuMas
FAIL

Question

"You cannot blame your IT Department because at the end of the day they are not in charge of the purse strings."

... but since when has bureaucratic restriction prevented the usual suspects from taking the opportunity to take a swipe at Microsoft?

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Pizza proffer punctures privacy protection, prompts pals' perfidy

RyokuMas
Devil

"... people say they want privacy but make choices suggesting the opposite, and can be easily manipulated through interface design..."

...like offering "a faster way to browse the web" all over your site's main page?

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Science megablast: Comets may have brought xenon to Earth

RyokuMas
Trollface

Re: Oh thanks, now I'll have bloody Bomb the Bass stuck in my head all day!

"Perseverance, that's all I needed."

... and an auto-fire joystick?

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Nuns chastise Google and Eric names Larry greatest human alive

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Re: Doing more and more evil

Somehow "I told you so" really doesn't quite say it...

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Seminal game 'Colossal Cave Adventure' released onto GitLab

RyokuMas
Thumb Up

Wow, flashback

Oh man, this takes me back... text adventures were where I cut my programming and game development teeth; looking back, it was such a blissful time when if you needed a new "scene" added, you just needed a few lines of description and not a honk-load of time and effort to model/texture/animate it.

Simpler times... kids these days don't know what they are missing!

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T-Mobile goes Apple/Google route by separating phone numbers and devices

RyokuMas
Devil

Re: Nice!

... or they might manipulate their search results to bury information about it...

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Google wants to track your phone and credit card through meatspace

RyokuMas
Devil

Re: Oh for Pity's Sake

"I can't see how on earth Google getting round that could ever be considered legal."

Since when have Google been bothered about the law?

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Google leak-hunting team put under unwelcome spotlight

RyokuMas
Devil

Don't be evil...

Nice to see them eating their own dogfood...

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NASA duo plan Tuesday ISS spacewalk to replace the mux that sux

RyokuMas
Joke

Letters, not numbers

Wonder if they originally intended to call it "MDM-A", then someone wait "waaaaaiiit a minute!"

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Windows 10: Triumphs and tragedies from Microsoft Build

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Re: A "Windows skin" for an underlying Linux codebase

Sorry, but the AGGRESSIVE, LASH-OUT attitude displayed here only serves to put me off giving Linux development another try... this is fast approaching Eadon territory.

As as for worrying about control and spying, what search engine, browser and phone OS do you use?

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Kill Google AMP before it KILLS the web

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Re: Don't be evil

They forsook it a long time ago, ever since someone realised "Hey, if we put a link to this browser we made on our search page with a strapline of 'upgrade your web browsing experience', we could take over the browser market!"

And the big problem we now face is that too many in IT were too stuck on their grudge with Microsoft to realise that the same thing was happening all over again, albeit on a far greater and more insidious scale, right down to the astroturfers and cheerleaders. Don't believe me? Just check out the past comments of some of those so prevalent in their pro-Google remarks... alas, I cannot provide links lest I be accused of calling someone a shill, and thus violate the Reg rules...

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RyokuMas
Devil

Re: Oh, meant to say - the Reg site is really slow on mobile

Like a non-W3C-approved subset of HTML that will allow it's creators to recognise it and thus further abuse their monopoly of search to extend further control over the web.

RIP, open web.

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Let's sum up Google's VR strategy so far: Making life less crap for a lonely 20-something

RyokuMas
Devil

"Let's sum up Google's VR strategy so far: Making life less crap for a lonely 20-something"

Find ways of gathering yet more information about you so that we can stalk you even more effectively.

TFTFY

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US judges say you can Google Google, but you can't google Google

RyokuMas
Mushroom

They can keep their trademark...

I'll stick to "search the web" in common parlance - any cretin that doesn't understand this but does understand "Google it" a) deserves to have all their private data slurped and b) probably should not be using a computer.

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While Microsoft griped about NSA exploit stockpiles, it stockpiled patches: Friday's WinXP fix was built in February

RyokuMas
Devil

Re: Plenty of blame to go around

"Is that the same Google Docs that got totally owned the other week?"

... or the same Google that has been illegally"inappropriately" using patient data?

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DocuSign forged – crooks crack email system and send nasties

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Re: world+dog

@Hopalong - same here: four mails so far and no warning.

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All that free music on YouTube is good for you, Google tells music biz

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Unexpected footnote

"Google gives this away for free*"

Fully expected to find "* unless you count your privacy as currency" as the footnote when I scrolled down...

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

RyokuMas
FAIL

"Google has told Check Point that the issue will be fixed in Android O, which will most likely be out this summer or autumn."

Probably busy working on their new OS that doesn't rely on a non-google-controlled kernel...

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Call the fuzz, says Google, get the reward

RyokuMas
Devil

Beware of Geeks bearing gifts...

"Chocolate Factory bearing gifts to improve open source projects"

Like they did with AOSP, perchance?

Embrace, extend...

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Agile consultant behind UK's disastrous Common Platform Programme steps down

RyokuMas
Happy

Re: Agile and government do not mix

House!

/buzzwordBingo

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London app dev wants to 'reinvent the bus'

RyokuMas
Mushroom

Bah

"USB ports for charging your phone."

My local "service" by Arriva has USB for charging phones, sockets for laptops and on-board wifi...

... pity they can't run on time for shit.

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'Crazy bad' bug in Microsoft's Windows malware scanner can be used to install malware

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Re: Too true

"<Cough> 5 years Google docs flaw</cough>"

Won't stop the usual knee-jerk though.

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Facebook is abusive. It's time to divorce it

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Re: Huh?

I don't see any "Share on Uber" or "Login using your Uber account" on any of the websites I visit...

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Today's bonkers bug report: Microsoft Edge can't print numbers

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Why, Microsoft? Why?

This is just stupid... there are enough people out there whose knee-jerk reaction to anything Microsoft is spew and rant without you doing things like this to help them...

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Don't click that Google Docs link! Gmail hijack mail spreads like wildfire

RyokuMas
FAIL

Tut tut tut

"Apparently no one at Google thought to block someone calling their app Google Docs."

Due diligence, anyone?

Tuttity fucking tut.

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Uber sued by ex-Lyft driver tormented by app maker's 'Hell' spyware

RyokuMas
Stop

Re: "Unlike Lyft, Uber changes the tokens it uses..identify drivers, to prevent such tracking."

@Phil O'Sophical Guess your area isn't served by Arriva...

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Apple's zippy silicon leaves Android rivals choking on dust

RyokuMas
FAIL

Advertising spend...

"Intriguingly, Apple also spends far less on marketing than Google"

I guess abusing your monopoly and splashing "buy our thing!" call-to-actions on your search homepage doesn't work as well for phones as it does for web browsers...

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Troll it your way: Burger King ad tries to hijack Google Home gadgets

RyokuMas
Facepalm

"... the BK stunt has now been stopped dead by Google."

Can't have someone other than the primary user(s) of the device activating it now, can we? It would skew our profiling data...

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Consumers go off PCs as global shipments continue their decline

RyokuMas
Unhappy

Re: Consumers

If consumers cared whether or not they were spied on, Google would be out of business and Duck Duck Go would be #1 search engine.

Alas this is not the case.

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RyokuMas
Facepalm

Re: Yet again...

"It's a mature market. O that Gartner and headline writers were mature enough to understand that."

... and the Google brainwashedfaithful who think that current OS usage stats herald the end of Windows... in my entire experience as a programmer, I have yet to see anyone developing on anything that wasn't either a PC running some flavour of Windows, or a Mac*. Certainly I've yet to meet anyone who has built anything on a Chromebook or an Android-based device...

*OK, back in the pre-PC days, I used to use an Atari ST.

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Hasta la Windows Vista, baby! It's now officially dead – good riddance

RyokuMas

Re: It's not all bad news

"Google's contribution: Gave the world its most popular mobile OS for free. Commoditised smartphones. Brainwashed the vast majority into believing that their acts of mass surveillance are socially acceptable.

TFTFY.

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An echo chamber full of fake news? Blame Google and Facebook, says Murdoch chief

RyokuMas
Devil

Textbook

"Your business model can't be simultaneously based on both intimate, granular details about users and no clue whatsoever about rather obvious pirate sites..."

Sounds textbook from the BOFH manual to me!

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Microsoft's new hardware: eight x86 cores, 40 GPU cores

RyokuMas
Stop

Better graphics!

... does nothing to fix "shite gameplay" or "tired old franchise".

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Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Re: Soft target?

But we seem to bash MS more for this slurping than the others. I wonder why?

Some are still mired 20+ years ago in the past and can't get over the browser wars. Others still blindly believe the dream from the early days of Google, and cannot face what they have become. Others still because, despite the fact that the majority of Android devices running an OS flavour that is becoming increasing proprietary to Google, they still claim it as a victory for open source and Linux.

... and of course, like Microsoft before them, there are those who have a vested interest in attacking the competition.

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Android beats Windows as most popular OS for interwebz – by 0.02%

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Re: Not Dead Yet

The tragedy here is that all those who are whooping and hollering about "the demise of Windows" are basically overlooking one key thing: the driving force behind this is Google.

The same Google who requires integration of their services in what was once an open source operating system...

The same Google who have (ab)used their monopoly over search results to make their browser the #1...

The same Google who has built their entire business on "spying on people"*...

A Billy Connelly sketch springs to mind - he's talking about a preacher delivering a sermon about people in hell looking up at god and wailing "We didn't know!" - and god replying "Well, you f***ing well know now, don't you?!"... well, in about 20 years time, we'll definitely know.

* I always loved the way with the anti-Microsoft-brigade that it's "spying on people" when it's Windows 10, but with Google it's "that's the way their business works and I'm happy to exchange my privacy to use their services"...

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BOFH: The Boss, the floppy and the work 'experience'

RyokuMas
Happy

I detect a new PFY in the making...

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BIG open-source love Microsoft and Google? You still won't catch AWS

RyokuMas
Coat

"Sounds about par for the course"

... but... but... but... developers don't care about golf...

...

... I'll get me coat.

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If you can't beat AI, join it: Boffinry biz baron Elon Musk backs brain-machine interface biz

RyokuMas
Stop

"That's hardly enough to deliver rich-media ads directly to the brain."

Wouldn't stop Google from trying though...

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BOFH: Don't back up in anger

RyokuMas
Happy

What goes around...

Brian here is supposed to be doing a presentation..."

Hmmm.... that name feels familiar.... Set the way-back machine for -21 years...

PFY: ""Uncle Brian, you know, on the 6th floor. The big office with the leather furniture. I'd hate to disagree with your report to the CEO"

Don't tell me we've been through so many bosses we're now recycling them???

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Hell freezes over: We wrote an El Reg chatbot using Microsoft's AI

RyokuMas
Joke

Re: If you're truly brave...

Given Microsoft's history with this sort of thing, I'd expect it turn into a fully-fledged outspoken member of the GNUliban that would put Eadon (and various others still active on these forums) to shame within days...

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Microsoft kills Windows Vista on April 11: No security patches, no hot fixes, no support, nada

RyokuMas
Coat

The mother-in-law's laptop used to run Shit-sta...

Oh, the wailing and gnashing of teethfun I had whenever she broke it (or it happened spontaneously)...

Vista will not be missed-a....

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Google borks its Drive Windows app – after pushing out unfinished buggy version to public

RyokuMas
Facepalm

Re: Not just MS

Google are becoming more like the Microsoft of old with every passing incident.

I'm just looking forward to the day when the Microsoft-hate-brigades who have been hailing Google as their champion for so long suddenly realise that their would-be saviour has actually put them in a worse place that Microsoft ever did...

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This week's top token gesture: Google Chrome chokes energy-hungry background tabs

RyokuMas
Trollface

Re: re: this is about extending battery life

"Anyone old enough to remember the dark Nokia days when you'd have an office of 10 people - all with Nokias - and no charger would fit another phone ?"

Yeah, but in those days the average battery life on a phone was 7-10 days...

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