* Posts by Tigra 07

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Strong and stable, my arse. UK wobbles when coping with ransomware

Tigra 07
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Re: That makes for dire reading...

I know it's fashionable to criticise the NHS, but...

We have the better healthcare system:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40608253

And similar weather, but less rain:

http://www.weather-guide.com/country/england-france-weather.html

Food is a matter of taste, but they win that one

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That makes for dire reading...

Still...At least we're not France...

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Flash... Nu-uh! Tech folk champing at the bit to switch off life support

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RE: Doctor Syntax

That sounds more difficult than going to Google and searching for "UK weather".

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Virgin Media's profanity warning triggered by chief exec's name

Tigra 07
Devil

I wish i'd seen this before you posted as it appears his wife is one of our customers. Lol!

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Re: Ivor Baddick

We have a regular named Mrs Bastard...

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Kid found a way to travel for free in Budapest. He filed a bug report. And was promptly arrested

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Re: Inspired by...

In addition they've also done this to one of their own fanboy researchers: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/08/apple_excommunicates_charlie_miller/

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FAIL

Inspired by...

Sounds like they're learning from Apple.

Isn't this almost exactly how they treated bug reports in Germany?

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Alphabet takes Euro antitrust fine in stride, spooks investors with rising Google ad costs

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Black Helicopters

Re: Google is in trouble

"and another totally legitimate and politically neutral word that I am worried about posting"

Any clues as to what this word is?

I came here for Google talk, but now i'm intrigued and want to know this word...

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'Coke dealer' called us after his stash was stolen – cops

Tigra 07
Joke

FTFY

"Floridian fuzz said that local David Blackmon"

Should read: "Floridian fuzz said that local black man, David"

...Yes, it's a joke, don't shoot me

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European MPs push for right to repair rules

Tigra 07
Meh

"asking that durable products be durable and repairable"

Surely that's false advertising if your durable products are fragile?

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Bonkers call to boycott Raspberry Pi Foundation over 'gay agenda'

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Re: Next ...

fucking furries...

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Tigra 07
Pint

Good luck with that

"even if you as a parent work diligently and carefully to put your child on a hetrosexual path"

Good luck with that. Didn't work for me or anyone I know.

If it wasn't for my dislike of kids i'd certainly choose to be straight. Am I happy? Yeah. But it would be simpler.

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Ad 'urgently' seeks company to build national e-ID system

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Pirate

And if the person doesn't have a face? What then?

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EU ministers approve anti-hate speech video rules

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Re: My child ...

Lingus...Isn't that usually in cough syrup?

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New York Attorney General settles with Bluetooth lock maker over insecurity claims

Tigra 07

Encryption?

Theresa May will want a backdoor built into your front door...

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‘Alan Turing law’ to give posthumous pardons to 59,000 men for 'gross indecency'

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Re: So in a future distopean world

No. Because:

Children still can't give consent and paedophilia will never be acceptable enough to legalise.

This is a problem today because people getting a criminal record check for a job could be refused for having a criminal record, or have their employer know they're gay while interviewing, which could harm their chances of recruitment as it's still seen negatively by a portion of the population.

Also the dangerous/slippery road argument is pretty much always a ridiculous hypothetical

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Cop in gay porn film advised to put his helmet away

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Coat

"It is not clear from the response whether the officer in question was in uniform at the time or whether any police equipment was used"

Betting he got his truncheon out

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RELICS of the Earth's long lost TWIN planet FOUND ON MOON

Tigra 07

Re: I reckon...

Bastard...beat me by 2 minutes! Have an upvote

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Alien

Twin planet?

So that would be Mondas then...

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Dotcom 'saved' Xmas for Xbox – but no one can save Sony's titsup PlayStation Network

Tigra 07

No...

If you looked on Twitter first before hitting publish you would have seen a branch of Anonymous (@FinestSquad) taking credit for the attack on lizard squad, including getting their twitter taken down, revealling the DDOSsers identities, and also getting a few of them arresed. All cited and listed on their handy informative website

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Google's latest PRIVACY MELTDOWN: Web chats sent to WRONG people

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Re: Err.........

If your girlfriend has a husband then do you all share a bed with her in the middle or do you get 4 days with her then 4 days without?

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Revolting peasants force Wikipedia to cut'n'paste Visual Editor into the bin

Tigra 07

Doomed to fail...

The new system was dependent on another editor who doesn't use it following around people who use it and fixing their edits afterwards. That's a failure from this angle and a waste of time all round. At least vandals are quicker and easier to deal with and can be rollbacked.

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Meh

Re: problem simply explained

You missed the part about most users not even knowing it was going to be forced on them without warning and having them told it wasn't possible to disable it (even though it was at the time).

The WMF went pretty far in trying to stop people from disabling the feature and go back to the old page editor. Too far considering the community keeps Wikipedia running and without one there's no editing or vandal patrols

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Good, it was crap...

I was there on the talk page on day 1 advising others how to disable the shitty feature which was automatically switched on for everyone (despite being in Beta and buggy as hell). To use it i had to wait for the slow Javascript to load the page, learn how to edit again, with less features, and then put up with the bugs and massive CPU usage it caused on Firefox. It was unacceptable at every angle.

I then had to undo so many edits by IP editors over 2/3 weeks because the VE injects junk code at the start and end of an article with each edit and breaks links to other articles.

It's the biggest uproar aganst Wikimedia i've seen recently and it united the entire community.

Editors who did like the VE were in the minority and even those i'm sure wouldn't like it becoming normal for the WMF to force Beta software on editors without any choice and deter editing from those who know the ropes.

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Researcher names world's favourite smartphone

Tigra 07
Devil

Re: Returns

I signed in just to vote him down as i've had mine since June/July(? one or the other) and it's not even got a scratch.

If you drop your phone or treat it like shit it won't last long whatever brand it is.

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Windows Store size doubles: Now 0.3% the size of Apple's

Tigra 07
Joke

Incoming joke...

The number of apps in Windows Store - Microsoft’s online software shop - has apparently doubled in 10 days.

...to 4 apps. One for each Windows Phone owner =P

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Climate sceptic? You're probably a 'Birther', don't vaccinate your kids

Tigra 07
Mushroom

I don't...

I'll believe in man-made catastrophic climate change when it can be proven that it is actually man-made and the people who prove it are not either an energy company or paid by one.

Since when did people start believing everything without being shown any proof?

And for the record i believe Obama is American, 9-11 was Al Qaeda and the moon landings were real etc...

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Google's Android celebrates fourth birthday

Tigra 07

Re: Inquiring Minds Want To Know

There was a citation already i place using Astro and Bender, it's clearly a myth though and now exposed it can be fixed.

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Re: Inquiring Minds Want To Know

The 2 Wikipedia articles perpetuating that myth will be repaired. Thanks for pointing that out as i have myself assumed it to be Astro and Bender and kept them in 2 articles.

Thanks again dx!

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Conflict-of-interest scandal could imperil Wikimedia charity status

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Re: Ah, I see - I should have offered money...

If you're not notable your page would just get deleted by someone else down the line, it's a basic policy that only verifiable and noteable stuff is kept

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iPhone 5: skinny li'l fella with better display, camera, software

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Hardly surprizing...

They'll be suing Samsung for having a 4+ inch screen next week and copying them

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Wikipedia failing to recruit any new admins

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Go

Mostly correct...

You missed out the part where admins are not as necessary as they were since they can't have time to edit with all the beurocratic crap that takes up their time and the fact you can apply for extra permissions without having to become an admin, with the extra work load that entails.

Plus with 4 million articles there's gonna be slower growth as there's less stuff to write about.

Anyone complaining about getting reverted, if there's no citation (proof) in the firm of a reliable source (not daily mail) included with your addition it will quite often be tagged and challenged.

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Go

Mostly correct...

You missed out the part where admins are not as necessary as they were since they can't have time to edit with all the beurocratic crap that takes up their time and the fact you can apply for extra permissions without having to become an admin, with the extra work load that entails.

Plus with 4 million articles there's gonna be slower growth as there's less stuff to write about.

Anyone complaining about getting reverted, if there's no citation (proof) in the form of a reliable source (not daily mail) included with your addition it will quite often be tagged and challenged.

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Sleek new Macs violate fanbois' Retinas with display garbage

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Fascinating...

If screen print still works then sell it as modern art

I'm sure it will sell better than these Blue Screen Of Death prints i sell occasionally

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Tablets, copycats and Weird Al Yankovic

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Re: @Miek

I watched a show about him once and was amazed to learn he has leather WALLPAPER??!!

If he lectures anyone on consumption having leather WALLPAPER and about 20 cars then he's a massive hypocrite

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Religious wars brewing in ICANN gTLD expansion

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Ahh...

“Pornography’s inherent objectification of women and children for sexual pleasure"

So gay porn is fine then =P

They have some nerve going on about child porn anyway, especially since a large percentage of kids are introduced to it in church...

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Chinese toothpaste biz wants £50k from Apple over 'Snow Leopard'

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Since when can you OWN the name of an animal?

I await the man from Del Monte suing Windows for the names of their Windows Phone updates...

I also eagerly await iOS Owl so we can see Apple sue al the nature reserves with animals of the same name

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'That new Google button was our idea', claims lawsuit

Tigra 07
Facepalm

Simplify it...

So they're basically claiming to own all usage and rights to hyper links?

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Mac-based Trojan targets Uyghur activists

Tigra 07
Mushroom

Well...

Karma meet fanboy, fanboy meet karma

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Chrome hits iPhone and iPad, storms to top of download chart

Tigra 07
Boffin

Er, what?

Call me a stickler for a good hard statistic but 310 million is not double 160 million...

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Apple adds gay and lesbian icons to iOS 6 messaging

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Re: My only question for the idiots against gay marriage is ...

Reminds me of an email i got back when proposition 8 was on the cards in California:

Why Gay marriage is wrong:

1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning. Also apparently those homosexual animals have picked up some unnatural behavier

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

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Re: Strange story

Best read of the day!

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FAIL

Re: Discrimination

I never see the comparison between a loving relationship between consenting adults and shagging animals...but then i'm not a mentalist

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Free Windows 8 desktop app development is dead

Tigra 07
Mushroom

Wow...

Microsoft isn't even gonna try and compete with the other tablet makers then.

And they're determined to make Windows 8 a bigger flop than Vista!

Kaboom should be obvious...if you own Microsoft shares either sell sell sell or get used to them being cheaper than toilet paper

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Scammers exploit wannabe demon-slayers hyped by Diablo III

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Re: Sir Strider

Amazon reviews tell a different story, i never scoured the web, i just checked the one place i would buy from. And i'm glad there is no limited installs although having to use Steam is still a kick in the face for people who just want to pop the disc in and play without being forced to download adware.

Ubisoft i have no knowledge from, except Bioshock, but again i have no knowledge of their DRM restrictions so not really got anything there to add

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Tigra 07
Facepalm

And so the end result should be...

Stop treating customers like criminals and damaging their gaming enjoyment, while also limiting the amount of installs a game people BUY can have.

I stopped buying PC games years ago for this very reason and it's getting worse.

Roll on the collapse of Sony, EA, Steam and Blizzard

...Steam because i wanted to buy Civilization 5 but it has to register with Steam every time and limit the amount of installs i can have, which would mean i have to buy another copy every 6 years.

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Ten... smartphone survival accessories

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Almost paid too much!

I was about to buy number 6 from amazon for £55 before i spotted this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TeckNet%C2%AE-Dual-Port-Universal-Ericsson-Blackberry/dp/B000UH46YY/ref=pd_cp_ce_0

It's exactly the same thing, much better reviews, thinner, same parts and battery capacity...less than half the price!

Think you missed this one Reg

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