* Posts by Roger B

213 posts • joined 12 May 2010

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Trump tramples US Constitution by blocking Twitter critics – lawsuit

Roger B

Well if you ever want the rollercoaster ride of hilarity, disbelief and outrage, that's the place to be, he usually starts about 130pm UK BST, you do need to get used to the pauses if he is on a roll though, his small fingers don't always work the touchscreen to well and he can keep you hanging on for 10 minutes or so if he is doing one of his multi tweet messages, or regurgitating something from the Fox new network.

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Re: buy a shitload of followers...

One or two of those 400 pound hackers he was so proud of? after all America has the best cyber.

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To play devil's advocate

Technically you are not blocked from viewing his tweets, open a private browser window or a different browser from whatever you use for Twitter and go straight to twitter.com/realdonaldtrump and his tweets are all there to be viewed, you are only blocked form interacting with his account/sending him messages.

Even if you are only using the mobile app, you can still use your browser to view his account.

His follower count is another matter, if you have a look, a lot of the accounts have no profile picture, have never tweeted and have been made in the last month, they also follow a lot of celebrity twitter accounts. This is most likely the result of Trump's recently appointed pr manager/marketing manager/turd polisher who had stated he wanted to go on the offensive with social media, I guess this means he used tax payers money to buy a shit load of followers.

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It's time for a long, hard mass debate over sex robots, experts conclude

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How long before your sex robot has your browser history and knows what you have looked for on PornHub, it can then offer you whatever fetish is in your browsing history even if you are too scared to ask your robot directly.

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Swiss super pushes USA off podium in new Top500 Supers list

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Bar to entry

Surely/Shirley/surely a 25% increase in Tflops/s from November for the machine in last place is a pretty good increase if looking at Tflops alone, although I guess this is offset by the extra 87,000 processors needed, so perhaps yet again I have jumped in to make a post without understanding what the hell I am talking about.

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UK.gov throws hissy fit after Twitter chokes off snoop firm's access

Roger B

Anyone know where the other parties stand on this issue?

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FCC kills plan to allow phone calls on planes – good idea or terrible?

Roger B

Huh, look at that I'm agreeing with something from Trump's FCC, knock me down like a Doctor on a United Airlines flight, who'd of thought it!

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Make America Wait Again: Trump hasn't stopped H-1B visas

Roger B

Donald thought he was signing off the paperwork for this, turned out his was his score card for the latest round of golf at Mar-a-Lago.

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Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you want to see America? Hand over that Facebook, Twitter, pal

Roger B

The checking is done at each over seas consulate, by either locals; what if they lie? and let their brown skinned friends in? Or, if each consulate employs US staff, which good for the job numbers, although how many Americans actually want to leave the safety that Donald provides..some US citizens could work in one of these scary countries, what if they get turned?

My social media/forum accounts are not even in my name, but if you want to read this Donald;

FU

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US Senate votes to let broadband ISPs sell your browser histories

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Re: Roger B

Because that "article" was an embarrassment to read and Andrew should be reminded his name is linked to it at every possible time, nothing Donald and his gang are doing are in the interests of not only American citizens but anyone else on this whole planet. If it doesn't put money into Donald's pocket, one of Donald's acquaintances or whichever Russian is currently holding the USB drive with his golden shower film you wont ever see it mentioned. American TV and internet access is becoming as big a joke as the current administration, severe caps, services bundled together and now your whole browser history up for sale. Next step will be compulsory adverts every 30 minutes if you want to continue browsing.

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I'm not even going to bother reading this before posting, I'll just post this article again.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/03/2nd_attempt_neut_layton/

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As ad boycott picks up pace, Google knows it doesn't have to worry

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Perhaps advertisers will notice a slight drop in page views, but sales will stay the same and they'll suddenly realise all those click throughs from Youtube are actually just Google bots who were falsifying numbers.

Surely most people have an adblock running for Youtube these days any way?

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Microsoft cloud TITSUP: Skype, Outlook, Xbox, OneDrive, Hotmail down

Roger B

At least for me it lead to a slightly more productive evening, no email, no OneDrive and no Xbox.

Here's one for the conspiracy theorists though, my Windows 10 laptop, admittedly its ancient, but it has been on this evening and felt more sluggish than usual, I'd not bothered switching anything else on to check, but how much of Windows 10 is reliant on cloud services?

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Oracle gives FCC a great big sloppy kiss: You're doing a great job axing net neutrality, privacy

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Its Trump its always Trump

As the last section says, its all about Trump and his delicate ego, CEO Catz is enjoying the position of being on the White House tech team, this letter makes her look good, makes Trump tell whichever AG he has not yet fired to forget about any court dealings against Oracle and he can later spout some bull shit stat that he has brought thousands of IT jobs back to the fascist states of America, yes I did read the last sentance that Oracle is laying off staff, but Donald, 45, Drumph, Putin's puppet, the Orange One, cheeto Hitler, the Taco Terror wont see that on Fox news so it likely wont get a mention.

Now, do I post this anonymously or not is the next question...

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Net neutrality? Bye bye, says American Pai

Roger B

Re: Roger B

Thank you.

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Re: time to be that guy

You deleted my original post! Did I piss off Mr Orlowski? The original article which he was so enamoured with is here;

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/03/2nd_attempt_neut_layton/

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Roger B

25 days, I had said 12 months in the comments, but 25 days since the pre approved PR puff piece from the now pro Trump FCC was reproduced on this very website and Andrew Orlowski put his name to it, 25 days was all it took for the ISPs to start strangling their customers internet usage and laying down their own law.

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Probe President Trump and his crappy Samsung Twitter-o-phone, demand angry congressfolk

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"...borderline incoherent Twitter spouting" Ohh El reg, you are too kind, whilst the thin skinned buffoon and his daily tweets are a great source of entertainment to all, his Twitter feed could really only be described as some kind of self masturbatory fantasy where his crowds are the biggest, his winning votes the largest and his daughters clothing line the best that China has ever produced.

The photos from his club with the Japanese PM and his aides all crowded round the documents taking photos of confidential papers, the green carded wait staff listening in on the confidential phone calls and the full details of the "football"carrier published on Facebook, (all of which you to can enjoy for the low low price of $200K per annum club membership) only add to the joke that this "so called" president is.

Having not actually divested himself from his business interests only increases the likely hood that an attack on one of his many failing overseas businesses will be construed as an act of war against the USA and put more servicemen and women at risk.

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New US Net Neutrality law coming 'within three months' – advisor

Roger B

I'm no expert but..

This article reads the exact opposite of what I, from the UK, understand the current US situation to be,

I believe Comcast have already introduced data caps, something like 1TB? which in these times of HD Netflix or even (sort of) UHD Netflix and 60GB console games with 20GB day 1 patches soon disappears.

The growing trend of cord cutting is encouraging cable TV suppliers to tie the best broadband deals to their TV packages

Competition is generally pathetic and the dream of Google fibre is vanishing as local councils don't want Google implementation their own connections for whatever kickback reasons

Network speeds are now generally worse than the UK which is incredible to believe.

I may be wrong, but it will be interesting to revisit this article in 12 months time and see how things have progressed.

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Trumping free trade: Say 'King of Bankruptcy' Ross does end up in charge of US commerce

Roger B

Thats what gets me about the policy in the US now of taking all the factories from Mexico, each factory built in Mexico gives jobs to Mexicans who suddenly have an income, support a family, support their local businesses and so less Mexicans perhaps feel the need to travel north and cross the Rio Grande.

Every factory Trump takes from Mexico means the wall needs to be higher.

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Internet of Sh*t has an early 2017 winner – a 'smart' Wi-Fi hairbrush

Roger B

Is it available in rose gold?

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Google and Facebook pledge to stop their ads reaching fake news websites

Roger B

Moneytary reasons

As good as this statement makes them sound, after Facebook had said news articles on their site had little sway over their users decisions, advertisers were most likely questioning the purpose of advertising there if articles don't inform users, why would adverts?

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Seagate has a flash early Xmas present for Xbox gamers

Roger B

Re: Can you not...

The internal drives on the Xbox One and PS4 are SATA II, plugging an external USB 3.0 drive into one of the ports on the Xbox One enables a faster transfer rate, as long as the drive itself spins at 7200rpm, the PS4 does not currently allow external storage. If you have an Xbox One and all your games installed on the external drive, you can plug the drive into any Xbox console and with your login details play the games, as long as a network connection is available to check software keys/certificates.

The upcoming PS4 Pro supports SATA on the internal drive so you can plug in any drive you like, as long as it physically fits.

Xbox internal drives have a specific MS format meaning drives cannot be as easily swapped out and you would break the warranty seal getting to the drive anyway.

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Bloke gets six years in slammer after fessing up to £4.75m tax scam

Roger B

At least when HMRC sell his Marbella assets they should make some profit if the pound keeps going on its current course.

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Google 'Solitaire' ... Just do it

Roger B

How about a nice game of chess?

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Like your iPhone, but not enough to touch it? This patent's for you

Roger B

No one knows this

As no one apparently likes Windows Phones but my Lumia 625 has a touchless scroll and select option, works kind of okay, basically just hover your finger tip a mm or so above the screen and it scrolls through IE. But, hey its Apple, they have of course invented this.

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Apple's Watch charging pad proves Cupertino still screwing buyers

Roger B

Just had a quick look at the store at both the watch and the charger, I cannot see it stated that the wireless technology used is Qi so not really sure what the fuss is about, if they stated it used the Qi charging standard I could see a problem, but right now, its just an expensive charging plate that too many fools will gladly part with their money for, I see they do have a lovely replacement rubber strap for their watch for "only" $49, the prices after that are not even worth quoting though.

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Microsoft Windows Mobile 10: Uphill battle with 'work in progress'

Roger B

Had to go back to 8.1

The battery drain on my 625 was terrible, I only use it as a tablet/camera but switching it on in the morning, leaving it at home and coming back I'd find a dead battery, having gone back to 8.1 the phone has been on all weekend and still at 77%, also syncing photos with the OneDrive was just not happening on the preview, but again on 8.1 it is instant. Feedback was submitted before reverting back, hope it gets fixed soon as everything else seemed to work great.

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Windows 10: Major update on the Threshold as build 10586 hits Insiders

Roger B

Re: Too... much... unification...

Because as awesome as controlling the Xbox with the kinect is, we're still a few years away from being able to voice control your character in Halo 5, "switch weapons" "reload" "Throw grenade" would be nice, but until then we're stuck using our hands "like a baby's toy" to quote a certain Frodo Baggins in Back to the Future and so using a controller, its nice to have a battery icon.

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Good news: Adobe bangs out Flash patch fast. Bad news: Google's defenses were useless

Roger B

http://www.bbc.co.uk/html5

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'Steve Jobs filmmakers opportunistic? Apple, you've got a factory of children making phones'

Roger B

Why is there a photo of Stephen Colbert with Paul O'Grady though?

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OFFICIAL: Zuck's BIG in-your-face Facebook Messenger SHOVE finally pays off

Roger B
Big Brother

and people are worried about Windows 10?

With more and more people using their phones and tablets for internet access (No I don't have a source) Windows 10 and its tracking is nothing compared to using Facebook and its Messenger program and what pictures you look at (Facebook own Instagram right?) or allowing Google to know what you search for, what videos you watch, what apps you buy and where you go oh and having access to your emails. We are all well and truly tracked, tagged and bagged and we don't even realise it.

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Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive

Roger B

"Sarah had said she was a web designer, for some dating sites, this was enough to find her a match"

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Roger B

"Where's my Head & Shoulders!? This dandruff has legs!"

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Testing Motorola's Moto G third-gen mobe: Is it still king of the hill?

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Re: Dunno about other banks...

I think the only banking app missing from the Windows Phone is HSBC and when I asked them last they had no plans to produce one, which is another reason for me really get myself in gear and move onto someone else.

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Windows 10 collects colossal 0.375 per cent market share in July

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Re: S missing in action

Nice one, thanks for the advice, I have the original Encore but am still restricted by the micro USB, only picked it up as it was on sale from Argos for £150, great little device, runs hot while playing Project Spark though. I was just looking at the recovery partition at the weekend, thinking I could delete it soon and give myself an extra 5GB, but a backup would make sense, thanks again.

Thanks also for the thumb down who ever that was always encouraging to see such things.

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What model is your Toshiba tablet? I have an Encore to update and after doing my very very old laptop and desktop without a hitch I was going to do the tablet next, but if it is causing issues, I might wait.

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Your security is just dandy, Apple Pay, but here comes Android

Roger B

Re: Watch Out for Flat Battery Syndrom

I wonder which is higher, the fine you'd pay for not having enough charge in your phone to bump or the fine you'd pay for charging your phone enough so you could bump your ticket.

Bump to pay? bruised Apples? I wonder if anyone breaks their phone tapping the NFC device?

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Security chip?

If the special chip on the device holds the unique device account number, does that mean users need to enter their credit card details on to each device separately? but if one device is lost or stolen then the actual account details are still safe due to the secure element? That seems pretty good, but, I thought the Apple Watch (Do we capitalise that because Apple invented it I forget?) was not much more than a screen that needed to communicate with an "i" device? It still has the secure chip inside?

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Mozilla loses patience with Flash over Hacking Team, BLOCKS it

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Re: Latest version is "Fine"

Its Firefox on my laptop, I think I actually switched to Youtube.com/HTML5 before I removed Flash a couple of weeks ago. More than likely though, its just the age of my laptop, Core 2 Duo, I keep trying to watch stuff in HD and it fails miserably most of the time and the fans speed increases.

Probably time to upgrade, roll on Black Friday or maybe even Amazon Prime day!

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Latest version is "Fine"

Just update to 18.0.0.209 and it runs fine again, the previous version 18.0.0.203 brings up the security warning. I have removed Flash from my laptop at home though, I just miss "Comedians in cars getting coffee" but nothing else really.

Is HTML5 more hardware intensive? The fan on my very old laptop does pickup when I go to Youtube now.

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Why the BBC is stuffing free Micro:bit computers into schoolkids' satchels

Roger B

Re: Free?

Did they send you your BBC Micro back in 1985 as well?

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Ransomware slinging exploit kit targets Flash remote code execution

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Re: It's gone

BBC i Player I could manage without, the Youview box or Xbox can take care of that, Twitch is not something I watch, but having just bought a couple of CDs from Amazon (Yes I know CDs!) the player said something about wanting Flash player to download then, although it is streaming them easily enough. Also, does anyone know of a broadband speed tester that does not use Flash? Anyone still reading this article?

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It's gone

I've removed Flash Player this weekend from my laptop, I think it'll probably be a week before I need to put it back on, although the only sites that don't work at the moment are the connection speed testing sites. The fan kicks in watching Youtube, but that's just the aging Dual Core struggling with HTML I'm guessing.

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What an eyeful: Apple's cut price 27in iMac with Retina Display

Roger B

I'm just looking at the Dell UK site at the moment and I cant see anything above 3840 x 2160, as nice as they look, its well below the resolution for this iMac, do Dell do a monitor that matches this for resolution?

Edit: Okay, I found the UP2715K on the Dell US website, seems to be the same spec as the iMac screen except the price is $2,499 which is around £1,600? so, to get the very lovely monitor I have already spent the iMac price and now need to buy the PC box on top, how are Apple managing to offer what seems to be quite a good deal or have I missed something?

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Re: Good idea

We really need some kind of subtle sarcasm icon please!

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Roger B

Good idea

Pretty good price and you get the great screen, then after a couple of years a RAM, CPU and graphics upgrade keeps the machine on top form.

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Intel adopts 40Gb per SECOND USB-C plug for Thunderbolt 3.0

Roger B

Optical Networking?

Wasn't that the plan originally way back when, Intel were pushing optical fibre cables as a new Ethernet standard but due to the cost dropped the idea, so now they are back trying again?

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