* Posts by Tigra 07

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Samsung to let proper Linux distros run on Galaxy smartmobes

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Re: So, 2018 ....

I prefer the year of Linux on the bus...

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NYC cops say they can't reveal figures on cash seized from people – the database is too shoddy

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Re: Diodesign

Jolly good farking response!

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Holmes

Seems legit...Not...

Ello ello ello, got any cash on you?

"Yes"

Seized! Proceeds of crime.

"Wait, let me just phone my"

Phone? Seized! Proceeds of crime

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update tackles IT's true menace: Cheating gamers

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Re: install fun

There's still a funny bug with the Homegroup icon randomly appearing on desktops and then pissing off and reappearing in future.

Never used homegroup, no idea why it creates perpetual desktop icons, and Microsoft has never fixed this.

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Re: W10 fall edition tackles IT's true menace: UPTIME

Me neither...Ubuntu 16.04...

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Facebook tackles race hate problem head on with programming tool

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Terminator

The way things are going...

It does seem that on our current path the only way to eliminate racism and other "ism"s is to get Google X to invest in Cybermen research and make us all identical...

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Re: 2017 already!

Earth power! Earth power! Earth power!

Gather up ye fellow Earthicans for tomorrow we invade our backwards Martian neighbours!

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So the 'Year of Linux' never happened. When is it Chrome OS's turn?

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Re: Lost all faith

Yes, but they didn't take the changes lying down. There was quite an uproar, as i remember, when Windows 8 came out and turned the interface into something different.

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Re: Lost all faith

For many it's a choice between Windows, which they understand, or everything else, which confuses them.

Data collection isn't an issue to probably 75% of windows users, who either don't care or don't know it's being collected.

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Re: Lost all faith

It's possible very easily to buy a desktop/laptop without paying the windows tax.

System76 is quite popular in the US, but there's many other options, including PCSpecialist in the UK.

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You're doing open source wrong, Microsoft tsk-tsk-tsks at Google: Chrome security fixes made public too early

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Tongue in cheek

"The advertising giant did not respond to a request for comment"

Google copying apple for a change?

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Ex-TalkTalk chief grilled by MPs on suitability to chair NHS Improvement

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I can see it now...

NHS October 2017 Bulletin: Information on our recent hack

NHS November 2017 Bulletin: Information on our recent hack

NHS December 2017: Bulletin: Happy Christmas all

NHS December 2017 Bulletin: Information on our recent hack

NHS January 2017 Bulletin: Information on our recent hack

NHS February 2017 Bulletin: Harding replaced after campaign of harassment

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Google isn't saying Microsoft security sucks but Chrome for Windows has its own antivirus

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Google Antivirus

Google entering the antivirus market could be interesting. There's a good idea for Google X.

An almost entirely unmonetised market willing to install your software and possibly give up certain data if the product is free.

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Google adds planets and moons to Maps, but puts bits in the wrong places

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Bugger

Shit. This is gonna be terrible. People will be getting stranded on the wrong planets, miles from their destinations.

You book a holiday in Spain, set off to drive across Europe with your Satnav, and before you know it - BOOM. You're lost, miles from Earth and stranded on Barcelona, Jupiter, miles from your hotel.

Google, sort your shit out. People's lives are at stake!

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Android ransomware DoubleLocker encrypts data and changes PINs

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Re: RE: Terry

An electric toilet? What a world we live in...

And for the record, said person who thinks our toilet needs a power supply will believe ANYTHING you tell her...

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RE: Kain

It's likely targeted at the idiots that fall for these kind of scams.

The same people who click on flashing banners on websites saying "You've won, click here to get your prize".

The very same people who think they've won the Nigerian lottery when checking their email.

I'm ashamed to admit that I know two such people, with the one believing the toilet won't flush during a power cut...

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US Congress mulls first 'hack back' revenge law. And yup, you can guess what it'll let people do

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That featured tweet is an exaggeration:

"I never thought of it this way. It's basically the cyber version of being allowed to murder someone for entering your property."

It's more like being given a license to burgle your burglar and destroy or steal your own property in the process.

This sounds good. I've always been a fan of an eye for an eye, but the collateral damage will be horrendous: Person A burgles Person B, who suspects Person C, and burgles him...He then suspects Person D...And...See where i'm going with this?

We'll end up with the Purge...

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Software update turned my display and mouse upside-down, says user

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Re: Handleoclast

I'm expecting people leaning on the cable and being unable to move the mouse this way...

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Re: Git

"Apple mice have only one button"

Interesting. Never noticed that...

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Re: Oh noes

I can see why you're called Pompous Git...

Left and right click must be odd if you use the mouse backwards no?

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Oh noes

I'd suggest that any user unable to tell which end of the mouse to hold is unqualified to use a computer in the first place

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Scouse marketing scamps scalped £70k for 100,000+ nuisance calls

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Re: taxman

Microphone makes sense since the app can call phone numbers, though it's not listed as one of their permissions on their website...

https://support.truecaller.com/hc/en-us/articles/212637025-Why-does-Truecaller-require-permissions-when-I-download-it-from-Google-Play-

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FAIL

And once again we'll see a riduclous fine that either won't be paid or won't deter others.

GIVE THEM PROPER FINES OFCOM OR THIS WILL KEEP HAPPENING!

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Dumb bug of the week: Outlook staples your encrypted emails to, er, plaintext copies when sending messages

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Re: WONTFIX

Amber Rudd would instead request to ban computers from Britain as "Terrorists use them", shortly followed by banning pens and paper for the same reason, followed by oxygen.

Absolutely thick politician

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Beware the GDPR 'no win, no fee ambulance chasers' – experts

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Re: }{amis}{

Makes sense. They do that for everything. Warn 10 companies a tidal wave is coming and i bet less than half plan for it.

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Screw the badgers! Irish High Court dismisses Apple bit barn appeals

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Wink wink

Quote from McDonagh: "Aye, tis fecking shite thar bastard cockwombles!"

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Calm down, Elon. Deep learning won't make AI generally intelligent

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RE: Dropbear

Well, for one, I can present evidence of robots destroying themselves, but not their motives for doing so.

If you'd like to make that argument then i'll happily look at the evidence for the little green grey men when it arrives, just as when the Invisible Pink Unicorn and the Russel's teapot evidence hits my desk...

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How do we know that hyper advanced AI isn't already here? We've already started getting the inevitable robot suicides...

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Re: "AI is more artificial idiot than artificial intelligence"

"What field do you work in?"

"DARPA, SKYNET division"

Still doesn't scare me.

Robotics and AI are so limited still that my targeted advertising is ridiculously off 99% of the time. The smartest we've managed so far are probably Roombas...They can move around the furniture and avoid the stairs, but the cat will still tip them over.

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Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

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RE: AC

Why should i have to and hope i've disabled everything? I consider the OS to be inferior to Ubuntu in the first place so your argument is moot.

If i'm paying for a product then i should not have to put up with adverts IN the OS and having all my data and files slurped.

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Alert

Translation: please, please stop using Windows 7 and 8

Response: Remove the telemetry and forced updates or i'll stick with Ubuntu and Windows 8.1.

PS. I realise it's almost as bad in 8.1.

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Russia to block access to cryptocurrency exchanges' websites – report

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Re: Wayland

False equivalence. Gun sales tend to increase after shootings due to the fear of more regulation and bans on certain types. Bump stocks have increased in sales recently since their legality was bought up for the same reason.

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Video games used to be an escape. Now not even they are safe from ads

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Re: MJI

It does give you that nice pregnant-like glow and warm fuzzy feeling inside...

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Re: You are in a maze of little twisty passages...

The hero turns left and into a dead end.

The hero heads back.

The hero turns right.

The twists of the passage remind the hero of the delicious twisting Turkey Twizzlers from Bernard Matthews - available at your local supermarket for just £2 a pack. Prices include VAT and are subject to change. The Bernard Matthews company reserves the right to change the pricing or terms of the sale at any time and may preclude a new contract between you, the customer, and the Bernard Matthews company.

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Coat

As i recall Saints Row became associated with giant purple dildos you could beat people to death with. Well, that certainly seemed like targeting advertising. I haven't used it for bludgeoning anyone else yet...

Mine's the one with the solid purple truncheon in the pocket...

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Microsoft Edge shock: Browser opts for Apple WebKit, Google Blink

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Re: RE: Boohoo4u

If apple cars launch:

The wheel sizes will be non-standard half inch versions and only availble from Apple

The software updates will limit the battery capacity and vehicle speed yearly to make the new model more attractive

You'll need to use itunes to play the radio

The car will look very similar to those which have come before, only Apple will attempt to pattent decades old standard tech in them

You'll pay 30% more for fuel as Apple take their cut. Same for Insurance and VED.

Spare parts will be tightly controlled and only from Apple at exorbitant prices.

Not sure where the adapters will fit into this but the Apple car will require adapters and Apple will charge through the nose for them.

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RE: Boohoo4u

I'm looking forward to your opinion when Apple enter the car market with a single body style and engine configuration, paint colour, and spec...And you have to try and defend that with your walled garden argument.

It's about choice. Customers want choice and neglecting that haemhorrages customers to competitors.

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Computers4Christians miraculously appears on Ubuntu wiki

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Re: RE: Sisk

Bit of an over reaction there isn't it? I didn't say anything that could be construed as cramming non-religion down your throat. I merely pointed out how ridiculous and bigoted some of the book is that you hold dear and you got defensive.

We should always be free to criticise ideas and maybe, just maybe, if you find it offensive then that says more about the religion than the person pointing at the bad stuff in it.

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Re: RE: Sisk

Ooh, downvoted by defensive christians...Here's a novel idea - if you find it hurtful then actually read your Bible. It's the quickest way to become an atheist.

Heck, the Bible even tells you how to trick people into becoming your slaves forever...

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RE: Sisk

Are you sure? Raping, pillaging and slavery are all in the Bible and allowed by god.

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Good luck finding your porn if you use Bible.cc as a search engine...

Also Kiddle sounds more like an app made by a paedophile...

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2019: The year that Microsoft quits Surface hardware

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Re: Isn't it obvious

Apparently they don't live very long and have an inability to wake after sleeping, and always have done.

Microsoft must be using the Xbox 360 guys for their quality control on the Surface tabs...

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European Commission refers Ireland to court over failure to collect €13bn in tax from Apple

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Note to Ireland...

"Without delay" doesn't usually mean do nothing for a year... At least think of a better excuse why you've not done anything

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Forget the 'simulated universe', say boffins, no simulator could hit the required scale

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Level 4...

If this universe is indeed a simulation does anybody know how to beat the boss i'm stuck on?

It's called a Trump and has massive firepower

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Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?

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RE: AC

There's an opt-out if you claim you're a journalist...Yeah, it's a stupid law though. Information should be unrestricted in a free society.

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Dull as amber...

I would have gone further than sneering. I would have announced a public statement that the woman is an idiot and the company has no wishes to weaken security of it's own users to help build a police state.

Who cares if terrorists are using the same messaging as us? They also use the same air and planet and building a police state just to know who has ill intentions and who doesn't isn't worth the massive threat to our civil liberties.

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Dildon'ts of Bluetooth: Pen test boffins sniff out Berlin's smart butt plugs

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RE: AC

Sharing files? Controlling your smartwatch while out and about? The possibilities are double-ended endless!

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Gimp

What are they gonna do?

Create a buttnet and fuck us all over?

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Microsoft downplays alarm over Windows Defender 'flaw'

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Re: Security Researchers

And another involved a bug where the system was susceptible if the Researcher first donwgraded the system to Windows XP and manually installed malware?

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Approve dot-gay, ICANN told

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I for one welcome our musical Celine Dion loving gaylords!

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