* Posts by Tigra 07

1878 posts • joined 20 Jul 2010

Forget your deepest, darkest secrets, smart speakers will soon listen for sniffles and farts too

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Pint

Targeted advertising done right?

"Smart speakers will listen for your farts, yawns and sneezes and analyse it to sell you stuff, a British AI company hopes."

Okay Alexa, buy me new underpants.

Careful with this latest Microsoft release – tug too hard on the threads and it tends to unravel

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Flame

"Kill it with fire" seems an appropriate response.

The fastest, most secure browser? Microsoft Edge apparently

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Facepalm

Re: tfewster

"Agreed, as long as Microsoft focus on something, they can do it very well"

Maybe Edge still gets quality control from Microsoft? Windows 10 certainly doesn't.

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Linux user

Considering the resources of both Microsoft and Google here, i'd say this completely validates my support for Firefox. Comparable against both, but with a much smaller amount of funding. Well done Mozilla!

Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you yelled STOP!

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RE: Paulll

"I'm not sure why you'd think it likely that Tigra07 is using Chrome, considering kubuntu comes with FF bundled-in and not Chrome"

Then there's the fact that in just 3 years i've gone from being one of Google's biggest fans, to fearful of the influence they have and how they're using it to destroy competition, influence elections, and generally protect their corrupt monopoly. I avoid Google wherever i can.

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Joke

Re: Codejunky

"I run a few mint machines at home but also for my friends and family. Once they saw the difference between win10 (or even 8 started it) and a good linux distro they were sold. It has also cut down the 'technical help' I have to provide considerably."

Set them up an Arch Linux machine and you won't hear a peep from them...They'll never manage to get online to complain.

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Facepalm

Re: AC

"Exactly. Still on Kubuntu...Haven't "upgraded" to Windows 10 yet...

Don't you mean downgraded ?"

*Loud whooshing noise over your head*

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Trollface

Re: Camp Bob

"I find it more humorous when people post, "that's why I'm running Linux" while using Chrome to make that very post."

*Cough* Firefox *Cough*

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Linux

RE: Dwarf

Exactly. Still on Kubuntu...Haven't "upgraded" to Windows 10 yet...

Google CEO tells US Congress Chocolate Factory will unleash Dragonfly in China

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Re: Google it

"Almost all of such stuff comes from the right wing"

Bullshit. And even if it did. What business is it of Google to censor the web?

They're supposed to be a search engine, not a global web nanny. If Google becomes biased we all find the wrong information based on what Google wants us to see, instead of what we actually search for.

Try the same search on DuckDuckGo and then Google...

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Big Brother

Re: "we have a stated mission of providing users with information"

They seem to have moved on and appointed themselves as the world's information source - similar to the 1984 Government. All your information must come from Google, and be approved by Google. Anything else will be censored and pushed down the page rankings.

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Mushroom

Google it

"Congressman offered a variety of anecdotal examples to claim that Google had a secret liberal agenda but Pichai refused to bite and denied there was any inherent political bias within Google's products"

Funny, that's not what the leaked Breitbart documents showed. Google is censoring Conservative voices and trying to influence elections - This much is fact from both the recordings and leaked documents from the top of Google, Pichai himself.

For anyone not aware, (ironically) Google it and you'll find Pichai telling his staff they have to prevent another election of Donald Trump, and that they failed to elect Hillary, that they need to become the "Good Censor", and restrict freedom of speech of those with different ideals online, and leaked documents on how they rig search and shape opinions and censor online, with the aim of protecting Facebook and Twitter's monopolies in the same pursuit of online bias and censorship. The three are corrupt.

See this, Google? Microsoft happy to take a half-billion in sweet, sweet US military money to 'increase lethality'

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Facepalm

Re: Not surprising at all

That's probably what it is Glen. Silly me, trying to use a Google phone as a phone first, rather than a surveillance device for Google to get my data.

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Unhappy

Re: Not surprising at all

Since when do Google's products work as intended? I've only ever had to return Google's phones/tablets, and no one elses. Google's products look nice, but are absolute dogshit.

This isn't me defending Microsoft either, they're both as bad as each other. Your experience may differ...

GCHQ pushes for 'virtual crocodile clips' on chat apps – the ability to silently slip into private encrypted comms

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Pint

Re: I thought they could crack most encryption.

They asked for front doors - but were refused, magic keys - also refused, backdoors - also refused, holes in the tunnel or weakened encryption - refused, banned encryption - an obviously stupid idea. Now they want magic crocodile clips. They're all the same thing - magical thinking.

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Big Brother

Re: Trying reasonableness?

No. This is more like the village bobby coming home with you and listening to everything you say and watching everything you do. See 1984 for where this is headed.

The government wants that bobby to sit in your bed and read all the communications you have with anyone, know what you're doing at all times, contacting at all times, watch TV with you, browse the internet with you. Be under no illusion, we live in a rapidly expanding 1984-esque police state.

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Trollface

Like Whatsapp?

GCHQ was added to chat

GCHQ was removed from chat

GCHQ was added to chat

GCHQ was removed from chat

GCHQ was added to chat

GCHQ was removed from chat

Question: How fast is the Windows 10 October 2018 Update rolling out? Answer: Not very

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Linux

Re: Bad workmen blaming their tools

Not running at all on my Linux machine. Everything just works as intended...It's almost as though they still test things with actual QA...Like Microsoft used to...

</smug>

Angry Googlers demand bosses pull the wings off 'Dragonfly' censored Chinese search engine

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Meh

Re: In this thread ...

Clearly a lot of Google fans here...

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Re: In this thread ...

Google is the Government from George Orwell's 1984 dystopia.Google does some great things, but they are a terribly corrupt entity

Huawei MateBook Pro X: PC makers look out, the phone guys are here

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Angel

RE: Aladdin

Amazon sells it for £1200, unless you add a bigger SSD. Argos also sells it. Want a different region? Here's the link: https://consumer.huawei.com/en/laptops/matebook-x-pro/

AI snaps business titan jaywalking

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Pint

Couldn't show a Dong on a bus over here in blighty - You'd get in trouble!

In Space, Still: 20 years since Russia hurled first bit of floating astronaut hostel into orbit

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Joke

RE: arctic_haze

"With no ISS, even more people will believe there is no gravity, stars hang on a glass firmament and the Earth pancake is surrounded by an impenetrable ice wall"

What about those of us who believe the Earth rests on the back of a giant galactic turtle?

Laptop search unravels scheme to fake death for insurance cash

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Facepalm

"The son, said to have become aware of the fraud no later than April 2013, pleaded guilty to concealing and failing to report his family's fraud scheme and was sentenced to three years of probation. Along with his mother, he is required to return the fraudulently obtained funds."

I misread the end of the article as sentenced to three years of probation along with his mother. Still, she should be getting at least the same sentence as her husband, since she actually perpetrated the scam...

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Why isn't his wife getting a prison sentence instead of probation? She received the money and claimed the death occurred in the first place.

Is Google's Pixel getting better, or just more expensive?

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RE: Topperfalkon

You must be lucky. I stopped buying Nexus devices (Had a few 5s, 6ps, 9s) because of the issues with build quality. Since then Google has upped the price, removed features, and renamed them "Pixel".

Symantec execs cooked the books to protect their fat bonuses, investor lawsuit alleges

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Re: Ledswinger

That's a bit of an extreme example isn't it?

I don't remember hearing about how the original investors of The Wheel demanded a better model the year after at a higher price point...And another after that with slightly better wind resistance or torque?

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Devil

Re: Cat's out of the bag!

12 million dollars can buy a lot of lasagna!

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Childcatcher

Re: FlamingDeath

Putting money into your children is still gambling. What if your kid is a failure and decides to spend their life on benefits, or working in a low paying job, unable to pay back all the college and uni fees they racked up? Bad investment, or gambling?

Your comparison was bad and there isn't a massive difference between an investment or gambling. Most of the time there's not even a difference.

Big Falcon Namechange for Musk's rocket: BFR becomes Starship

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Trollface

After recent events i'm surprised it's not called "See, paedo guy still hasn't sued me yet"

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Coat

RE: AC

News just in. It's to be called the "Super Heavy Advanced Rocket Transporter"

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Alien

Re: Starship/BFR names

I want to see his first inter-planetary colony ship emblazoned with the words "All your base are belong to us" on the side. The aliens won't get it, but we will.

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Alien

Re: Starship

"Could be worse, they could have asked the internet for names"

Calling Spacey McSpaceshipFace in advance.

A little phishing knowledge may be a dangerous thing

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Coat

RE: AC

Suspisious spelling of suspicious is definitely suspicious...Is this i scam?

Vision Direct 'fesses up to hack that exposed customer names, payment cards

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Unhappy

RE: Alister

Bravo! You beat me to it. Have an upvote!

Bright spark dev irons out light interference

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Pint

If a road sweeper replaces the brush head multiple times, and the handle multiple times also...Is it still the same broom?

Points for anyone who got that reference...

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Devil

"Have you ever put something apparently useless to good use"

Every door stop at work (and we have a lot) is upside down. For some unknown reason they work better that way, with the ridges facing down. Any other products like this, that work better when used incorrectly?

Oz lad 'fell in love with' baby meerkat, nicked it from zoo, took it out for a romantic Big Mac

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Re: Pot calling the cattle black

1 - The Meerkats now live in a safe enclosure, not a cage.

2 - The meerkats have guaranteed food for life - no hunting for it and going hungry when unsuccesful.

3 - Fans - The meerkats will earn fans from people who will never see a real one otherwise - resulting in sponsorships and aid to their natural habitats.

4 - Free medical care. They don't even have to pay National Insurance Contributions!

5 - A guaranteed standard of living and protection from the elements, poachers, and natural predators (except thieves apparently).

You can call that cruel, but it's a decent standard of living by a big stretch.

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Re: msknight

Careful, you might trigger someone...

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Childcatcher

Re: He got off lightly compared to Tufty.

The badgers will need a good PR firm to represent them. To most people, they're just giant cretins spreading TB everywhere.

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Re: He got off lightly compared to Tufty.

Grey squirrels are disease-riddled cretins that wiped out most of the native red squirrels. I absolutely support these Meerkats doing their national duty to stamp out consume these fluffy menaces.

Six critical systems, four months to Brexit – and no completed testing

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We have to actually achieve Brexit for this to be a worry. Theresa May is doing everything possible to prevent it.

UK.gov fishes for likes as it prepares to go solo on digital sales tax

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Trollface

Re: Mihn Gott!!

CNN? Fake News!

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Headmaster

Re: Mihn Gott!!

"Seriously new tax or not does anyone think that the megacorps are going to walk away from the potential profits of the worlds 7th larget economy"

We're the 5th largest economy in GDP terms, but your point still stands.

Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server

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RE: Lee

Bugs in the Insider program are still finding their way into the actual wider public release, instead of being fixed. There's been like weekly reports of it on this very site.

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Childcatcher

Re: el kabong

"So, you're suggesting, rather than simply ignoring the little red text for a few days the user should completely change their operating system, then spend time finding decent alternatives for all the software they use (which may or may not exist), then learn a completely different workflow and set of system admin skills because of a small transient issue? It does seem a little overkill."

I'm suggesting anything except Windows at this point (heck, even use Mac if you prefer). Windows is becoming so unstable and untrustable with your personal files that the alternatives are all much better. Every week few days there's another report of a massive bug (usually because of Microsoft not quality testing anymore) deleting people's files or fucking something up drastically.

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Childcatcher

Re: el kabong

"You get screwed over and over by microshaft and yet seem to believe this all a laughing matter"

Yeah, it's bloody hilarious. You keep getting screwed over and still stick with Microsoft. There are other operating systems out there. Are we all supposed to ignore this and not point out the obvious to spare your feelings?

If Shadow Home Sec Diane Abbott can be reeled in by phishers, truly no one is safe

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Facepalm

Re: AC

The Twitter replies are gold too! Take this one from Keith Gilpin:

"Dear @HackneyAbbott , it has come to our attention that you are completely thick. We are a company that helps thick people manage their affairs. Please DM us your bank details, credit card numbers. Any strange actions on your bank accounts is normal & part of the healing process"

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