* Posts by Justin Case

111 posts • joined 4 Jun 2007

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UK regulator set to ban ads depicting bumbling manchildren

Justin Case

Re: This is a good thing

Little by little, bit by bit. Something is being taken away from us.

At one time the stated role of the ASA was to ensure that adverts were "legal decent honest and truthful". Now, it seems, they wish to control both the message and its manner of delivery so that their social engineering ambitions will be fulfilled.

If my mind has to be raped then I'd rather it was done by voracious capitalists - I know what their agenda is - to screw as much money out of me as possible. I know it, they know it. But this insidious abuse of power just makes me want to puke.

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Nearly three-quarters of convicted TV Licence non-payers are women

Justin Case

Re: Just make it subscription.

Give that a short haul flight is the equivalent of 20 years' recycling, the more money that can be taken from the poor to stop them making ludicrously bad choices and endangering the planet with their pathetic need for holidays in the sun, the better. Up the license to double its present value and bring back the workhouses!

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Justin Case

No one needs to watch TV...

I don't, haven't watched TV for years. Don't use iPlayer or any catch up services either.

If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.

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Dear racist Airbnb host, we've enrolled you in an Asian American studies course

Justin Case

Re: It's called fascism, I mean "progressivism".

I'm with DAM here. The let's "re-educate" everybody until their opinions fall into the Venn diagram of acceptability is kind of scary. Got to have all the unwashed conforming to the latest group think, no room for dissent.

Surely the equitable way of dealing with this would be under contract law? She'd already promised to let out the property and was reneging on that agreement.

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Intel bolts bonus gubbins onto Skylake cores, bungs dozens into Purley Xeon chips

Justin Case
Mushroom

Re: Purley ?

Damn! I wanted to say that..

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Don't panic, but Linux's Systemd can be pwned via an evil DNS query

Justin Case
Paris Hilton

Re: Just like to point out..

"That while this bug sucks, it may not effect all users of systemd with those versions."

Thanks! A timely reminder that this stuff is written by journalists, technical journalists, but journalists all the same. Also that most commentards have headless chicken with dysentery syndrome.

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Etsy issues pink slips for almost quarter of staff in quest for profit

Justin Case
Flame

Schadenfreude

God it's good to see these cocky upstarts suffering. Especially marketing types who need taking down a peg or two.

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Walmart tells developers to stay away from AWS

Justin Case
Facepalm

Re: Here is an idea

Me too. It's not as if it's hard to connect a server to the internet and have it accessible from everywhere.

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You can't take the pervs off Facebook, says US Supreme Court

Justin Case
Mushroom

But someone makes money?

If the video goes viral, many people are entertained. Should people not pay for their entertainment? Somebody probably gained something, I don't know, from advertising alongside the video?

Was the reason for the popularity merely the dancing baby? Or was it the combination of the efforts of the music makers and the proximity of a jiggling sprog? If it was the former then a silent video would have done, or a nice piece of royalty free music pap. Otherwise, why should YouTube, baby's mother and all, profit from this and the musicians not?

Freetards the lot of you!

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Google wants to track your phone and credit card through meatspace

Justin Case

Clueless & arrogant

Picked up a virtually unused book for £1.49 from a charity shop. Researched it a bit on my mobile, trying to please myself about what a bargain I'd got, how much money I'd saved. Now ads for that book appear every time I use the browser on my phone.

Too much Sherlock Holmes, Google chaps. In reality there is a limit to what you can infer about future intentions from past actions.

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MP3 'died' and nobody noticed: Key patents expire on golden oldie tech

Justin Case
Joke

Headphones?

>> The first CD I ever listened to was Ashkenazy playing a Beethoven piano concerto on a pair of Stax electrostatic headphones.

Why didn't he use a piano?

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Will the MOAB (Mother Of all AdBlockers) finally kill advertising?

Justin Case
Black Helicopters

It's not the ads, it's the tracking

I really hate how, without an ad blocker, your searches follow you around from site to site, from sidebar to sidebar. By all means put something in front of my face, I probably won't buy it, but keep your nose outta my browsing habits!

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Why Firefox? Because not everybody is a web designer, silly

Justin Case

Chrome works better

I use Chrome and Firefox on Linux. I realise the usual caveats about Google's slurping of data but for El Reg, Amazon and my banking websites, Chrome works better with less glitches and less unpredictable behaviour.

Usability and reliability trumps principles when you've got to get stuff done. Sad ain't it?

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Teenagers think Doritos are cooler than Apple

Justin Case

Who gives a stuff what teenagers think?

Inexperienced, idiotic onanists, the lot of them. They should be kept in their place and encouraged to keep quiet. Making them feel like valued members of society with a valid contribution to make will only lead to trouble.

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Dutch companies try warming homes with cloud servers

Justin Case
Facepalm

Nothing new here

Yes, I devised a similar scheme several years ago. I knew it couldn't be original as all of my inventions to date have suffered from the same fault of having been thought up by someone else before.

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Whitehall at war: Govt’s webocrats trash vital digital VAT site

Justin Case
Flame

Yes, it is all shit, isn't it.

People claiming to have just invented stuff we've all been doing for years.

WTF!

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CoreOS's Docker-rival Rocket: We drill into new container contender

Justin Case
Coat

Re: Containers all the way down

>Isn't the point of an operating sytem to provide process isolation whilst offering standardised services?

...seems that way to me. Sometimes it appears that the whole IT thing is one big circular re-invention of the wheel. I must be getting old, time to get me coat, shuffle off and tend my rapidly whitening beard.

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GiffGaff spanked for clumsy attempt at mum-and-dad-humping humour

Justin Case

Admageddon!

When I tried to watch the ad on the article page I had to watch another ad before I could see the ad I wanted to see.

Unless someone acts quickly this could rapidly spiral out of control.

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The Nokia ENIGMA THING and its SECRET, TERRIBLE purpose

Justin Case
Happy

Re: It's got a cat in it...

Beat me to it! Damn you.

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Mastercard and Visa to ERADICATE password authentication

Justin Case

Marta Janus

Any relation of the late lamented Hugh, by any chance?

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GOD particle MAY NOT BE GOD particle: Scientists in shock claim

Justin Case

Re: Just to be clear...

>...data are plural...

My thoughts exactly.

It is kind of worrying that they can't tell the difference between 1 and more than 1.

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Mozilla promises browser just for DEVELOPERS3

Justin Case
Happy

Kids today...

...don't know they're born.

That's all

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NTT thinks it's defined the PERFECT AMPERE with a cunning trap

Justin Case
Coat

Re: @Reg Number of electrons != current

Form an orderly coulomb....

Hat, coat.

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Planning to fly? Pour out your shampoo, toss your scissors, RENAME TERRORIST WI-FI!

Justin Case

Sympathy for the devil

...the authorities, that is.

Let's face it, if the terrorists were of completely sound mind and intent on doing domething naughty with a wi-fi network they probably would not have named it such. Then again, are terrorists who believe in the 72 virgins etc in possession of the complete picnic? I'd say, probably not.

So, given the nature of the adversary, it's probably a good thing if matters like this are acted upon and investigated. If only to deter the hiding of things in plain sight.

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Man bites dog: HTTPS-menacing POODLE is 'hard to exploit' – unless you're on public Wi-Fi

Justin Case

Every cloud...

"Disabling SSLv3 completely is likely to break Internet Explorer 6."

...has a silver lining

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TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'

Justin Case

Conflicted

Whilst not approving of vandalism, if the Apple employee did say that the iPhone could **NOT** be bent then it seems only right and proper that potential customers could validate that claim before making a purchase.

Sounds like just the sort of thing Trading Standards should be doing to protect vulnerable consumers from the over mighty fruity behemoth.

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Bash bug: Shellshocked yet? You will be ... when this goes WORM

Justin Case

I may be being stupid here

But I was always told that if you absolutely had to allow a webserver access to a bash script or built in function then you should really completely sanitise what you send it. That is, only allow that which should be allowed. So if people are getting bitten on the backside by this then it must be sloppy practice on their part?

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Listen: WORST EVER customer service call – Comcast is 'very embarrassed'

Justin Case

Re: Hmmm

"This dude could have been a lot more cooperative and got his service cancelled a lot quicker of he wasn't so obstructive."

Yebbut... who is working for whom? He doesn't owe Comcast anything.

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Reg man inhales the smooth, non-cancerous, taste of USB nicotine

Justin Case

Re: @dogged (was: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...)

Having been there and done that I can categorically state that all you need to do is stop. Never take another puff. No one makes you buy cigarettes. If you truly want to stop then you will. The crutch of cutting down or nicotine replacement products does not work well because the only way of removing the addiction is to stop ingesting the chemicals that cause and feed the addiction. Yes, it's stressful. Yes, it's difficult.

Grow some cahones, man up and take responsibility for your own actions.

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Just add creepiness: Google Search gets even more personal

Justin Case
Joke

Re: The next step...

>> The next step, I presume, is a function that decides

>>for you what your plans for tomorrow should be.

...that's the job of my wife.

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Plods probe death threat tweets to MP - but WHO will rid us of terrible trolls?

Justin Case
Devil

Re: online harassment campaign....

What mass twittering campaigns do is just another version of online violence. Enforcing their vision on others with the threat of cajolery if we fail to comply. Harnessing the power of the mob to stifle all dissent.

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Justin Case
Megaphone

Re: Charging

Actually, a very good idea. Why should people think they can tweet their spleens for free? I should know - I have a considerable spleen and would gladly pay all I have and a little more to vent it all over the interwebs.

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Exposed: RSPCA drills into cops' databases, harvests private info

Justin Case
Flame

Tip of very large iceberg

To those in the know about the RSPCA this will come as no surprise.

Another angle to follow would be the NSPCC - with whom the RSPCA share many characteristics and information.

Too often people look at charities and take their stated aims at face value. To be anti-RSPCA is often wilfully misconstrued as being pro animal cruelty.

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Google study finds users ignore Chrome security warnings

Justin Case

Do it to see what's there

As a "Pro" I have to ignore the warnings and visit the site to see what's been done and how it has been done. I'll be using Linux, naturally.

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Samsung isn't alone: HTC profits take a huge dive

Justin Case
Meh

Re: Not in the mood to swap phones anymore

Me too. My Galaxy S2 does all I want. There's nothing any other phone offers that is a compelling reason to upgrade. Just a slightly better this or slightly better that. Better battery life would get my vote.

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Fedora 12 beta code is go

Justin Case

Fedora is Good

I love it. I use it. That's all.

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Does the Linux desktop need to be popular?

Justin Case

One set of problems for another...

That's what swapping from OS to OS does. You just have to choose the set of problems you are most happy to live with. Mostly, I end up back with the penguin - OSX, I find is too smug and sanctimonious; Windows - apart from the virus/trojan problem does tend to fail in strange esoteric ways.

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Barclays online banking takes a dive

Justin Case
Boffin

Started to work...

...then logged me off saying I had been inactive for 10 minutes. Which patently was untrue. Still, when it works, it's great!

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Apple denies censoring App Store swear words

Justin Case
Paris Hilton

That's what dictionaries are for

They contain words.

And I expect my dictionary to list words that are obscene/vulgar with guidance as to possible offensiveness so I don't commit a faux pas like David Cameron and make a right twat out of myself.

Paris - because...

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Toshiba unveils new external 3.5-inch drive

Justin Case
Thumb Up

@ Chris Mellor 1

Yeah! I've got one. And it's pretty good. That is it does what it should. So far. Ain't that fantastic?

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Amazon sued for sending 1984 down Orwellian memory hole

Justin Case
Paris Hilton

Amazon's mistake?

Amazon should pay. They should have left the books where they were and compensated the rights holders. If I'd bought a Kniddle because it contained 1984 I would be seriously miffed if it were removed.

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Swine flu site struggles to stay up

Justin Case
Grenade

Supermarket staff

A couple of weeks ago I was in a shop, one publicised by a certain J.O., when the be-gloved checkout lady coughed into said glove and continued to handle food etc with said glove.

I felt decidedly unwell for several hours after.

But I'm not dead yet.

However my point is that if we're all going to get it we may as well get it in the summer when we normally don't get flu thus leaving the winter free for the incubation of the good old traditional illnesses we have grown to love so.

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Amazon Kindle doomed to repeat Big Brother moment

Justin Case

If it had been a small business..

That is one without the might of Amazon, they would have been forced to swallow the loss, and recompense the copyright owners whilst allowing all happy Kindle holders continued access to 1984 or whatever.

Why is it that whenever a big corporation makes a "mistake" they get their customers to pay for it?

Tish!

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Apple nabs 90% of all 'premium PC' dollars

Justin Case
Linux

Reliable Macs?

I've never seen one. Mine -dual processor G5 - rapidly lost its screen, keyboard, mouse and built in DVD drive. Now it runs for perhaps 5 mins before collapsing. And its not just me. All over Mac people are having to have new "logic" boards and considering it perfectly normal.

Well let me tell you Mac Boiz, EVERY PC I have owned since time began has been 100% hardware reliable. The Operating System? Well that;s a different story - remedied by inserting a penguin flavoured disk in the appropriate orifice.

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US docs claim world record musical-kidneys game

Justin Case
Grenade

@ AC

"I often wonder why organ donation isn't an opt-out system, apart from religi-tards I don't know anyone who objects to the process."

Because, why should I give for free something that has taken me a lifetime of loving care and maintenance? I take regular exercise, I don't smoke, don't drink too much, eat a careful balanced diet. The arrogance of the State such that they think they can claim ownership even in death. Now if there were a sweetener in the form of a payment to my nearest and dearest maybe representing somewhere near the amount the health service would save by saving someone from a lifetime of dialysis - then I may consider. Otherwise MY meat is reserved for burial in MY garden to benefit MY roses.

The sheer impertinence, the lefty-pinko-communist thought process that says that just because someone "needs" something they can have it forcefully removed from my dead body. Most transplant recipients have a lifetime of medication anyway. So it's not like joy and laughter and sun ever after - just even more drain on the overstretched NHS budget.

Well, here's the thing. We're all gonna die. Some people sooner than others. That's just the way it is. If you don't like it take it up with God. Heaven forfend that my liver could end up in someone like George Best. What a yellow, jaundiced waste of space.

And we have to assume that all transplant doctors are angels. Who's to say that they don't have a vested interest in declaring someone dead who's maybe just feeling a bit peaky. How many people can benefit from one person's death? I'm not sure, but I heard that by the time all the corneas and other bits of gristle are taken into account it can be as many as 20. What's one life to save 20?

So, why not do like they do in China - harvest from the prisoner population?

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Broadband tax of £6 per year to fund rural fibre rollout

Justin Case
Flame

Our Great Leader...

...said that alongside water and electricity, broadband is one of life's essentials.

Here's an experiment for you. Take 3 cabinet ministers and deprive one of them of water, one of electricity and one of broadband and see which one dies first. If necessary take the whole parliamentary nu-lab party and repeat until absolutely sure, or all are dead, however long it takes.

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Microsoft arms half-wit developers with PHP handgun

Justin Case

PHP - Does it for me

Been putting bread on the table for years with it.

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Stallman warns open-sourcers on Javascript-browser trap

Justin Case

Important?

Probably. But I'm just too tired to be bothered with it all right now... there's more to life than the purity of software. But make no mistake, if Stallman didn't exist you'd have to invent him. It's kind of good that there are people out there who care and are looking out for the erosion of freedom in ways you or I cannot even begin to imagine.

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ID cards not compulsory after all, says Home Office

Justin Case

Gone today, here tomorrow

That's what happens under Nu-Lab. If there's too much hoo-hah they pretend to bury it, then bring it back when everybody's focussed on something else.

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BBC botnet 'public interest' defence rubbished by top IT lawyer

Justin Case
Flame

Woot?

Met refuse to act unless someone affected complains?

A criminal offence has taken place - they should investigate it. Pure and simple.

And then have the BBC shut down forthwith. Castration for male staff, nail pulling for the females, burning at stake for the rest. lefty pinko commy bastards...

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