* Posts by MrDamage

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After stiffing us with Trump, Weiner 'fesses to underage cock shot rot

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Re: He forgot something important.

No oversight, just forethought.

He knew the field day the press would have if he said he felt the hand of god and was a changed man.

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What is dead may never die: a new version of OS/2 just arrived

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The only thing I didnt like about OS2

Was the way the 4 people I knew running it evangelised it.

Think of the worst combination of Linux geek, Apple fanboi, Winslave and trainspotter.

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Train station's giant screens showed web smut at peak hour

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Re: Mind the gap

In Sydney we get "Please mind the gap when alighting from the train."

Fucking iZombies have to be reminded to watch where they're putting their feet apparently.

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US judges say you can Google Google, but you can't google Google

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She googled my yahoo until I binged over her facebook.

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While Microsoft griped about NSA exploit stockpiles, it stockpiled patches: Friday's WinXP fix was built in February

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Re: Latent product defect??

> "The MS EULA absolves them of any liability for anything."

When does the consumer get to see the EULA, before or after the point of sale?

Seeing as it no longer printed out on the box like it was with Win3.x, and Win9x, it means MS are attempting to add terms and conditions to the sale of a product AFTER the consumer has paid for it.

In a country that has consumer laws that actually look after the consumer, this makes the EULA invalid, and any attempt to enforce to terms of it would be deemed illegal.

Take2 Interactive (Australia) learnt that the hard way when they tried EULA shenanigans with me.

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Uber may face criminal charges over alleged stolen self-driving tech

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err, wot?

> "It is unfortunate that Waymo will be permitted to avoid abiding by the arbitration promise it requires its employees to make,"

Since when was Uber ever an employee of Waymo?

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Facebook in the dock: Web giant faces trial for allegedly ripping off data center blueprints

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Re: Typical BRITISH RUBBISH....

Let's extrapolate on your diatribe, shall we?

Trains: The US didn't invent trains, so stop using them.

Internal combustion engines: The US didn't invent these either, so stop using them.

English language: The US didn't invent it's own language, so stop using English.

Units of measurement: The US didn't pioneer either the imperial, or metric units of measurement, so stop using those.

Numbers: The US didn't invent the current numerical forms we use, so quit using those.

Computers: Sorry, but steam driven computational engines existed in the UK long before sillycon valley "innovated" other people's ideas, so come up with your own ideas.

Starts looking grim for the US if you start down the "come up with your own ideas" route, doesn't it?

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It's been a few days, so what fresh trouble has Uber got into now?

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Criminal Act?

It's called "attempting to pervert the course of justice".

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Qualcomm to demand US iPhone import ban

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Re: In a statement last week, Apple also told The Register

New intern in Apple's media centre. Fret not, they will be beaten with Steve Jobs' biography until they learn the correct behaviour.

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Cybercrook spared jail after copping to FIFA video game mega-hack

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Conspiracy to commit fraud

Given EA's inability to release stable games, or have stable multiplayer environments, I would say the conspiracy to commit fraud happens with every EA product release.

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'I feel violated': Engineer who pointed out traffic signals flaw fined for 'unlicensed engineering'

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Re: Technical Definition of job title

Gadgeteer: Sorta knows what they're doing, sorta knows why they're doing it, and more than familiar with the thrilling kiss of 110/220 volts from when they overstepped their boundaries.

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Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft

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On the other hand..

> "On the other hand, it is seriously weird that the biz has been hyping up an operating system release that today still isn't ready for the mainstream."

If you think it's weird, one can only assume you've never used a Microsoft product until now.

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Web celeb product whores told to put on the red light – or else

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Now you're just clutching at straws.

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'Evidence of Chinese spying' uncovered on eve of Trump-Xi summit

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Why the hate?

Have you tasted the oral travesty they dare call beer? I didn't think it was possible, but but it makes Fosters taste half decent.

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Oz regulator hauls Apple to court over iBricks

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Re: Disagree - it's not "grey" at all

Incorrect.

The 3d party repairers did a good job of replacing a screen, and it worked right up until a later Apple update bricked the phone.

If Apple rolled out the update knowing full well that it would brick a non-fruity repaired device, then it was their own actions that led to this predicament, not the owners.

It's no different to the log-book servicing situation for new cars between 3d party mechanics, and branded dealers charging a 100% markup for the exact same thing. I've yet to find a dealer-based mechanic who has half the talent of a 3rd party grease monkey.

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Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC

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I thought

That they were trying to come up with reasons for people to move from Win7 to Win10, not reasons for people to never install a version of Windows newer than Win7.

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Manchester pulls £750 public crucifixion offer

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Re: Well I read the thread...

> "And to add a simple engineer's say - I just realized, one Easter, a few years ago: "Fuck me - this bloke died for me" - go figure..."

That's why I will never stop sinning. If Jesus died for my sins, I'm going to make sure he gets his money's worth.

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As Trump signs away Americans' digital privacy, it's time to bring out the BS detector

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Re: The one way this will be stopped quick smart...

No need to fork Wikileaks. Crytpome.org is still up and running, just putting the data out there without the egotistical editorialising that Wikileaks is prone to.

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Wi-Fi sex toy with built-in camera fails penetration test

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I'm guessing that it could become popular for Chaturbate performers, especially given that Bluetooth controlled toys became popular so they would vibe at different rates depending on the *ahem* tip.

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Verizon utters solemn Oath: Yahoo! will remain Yahoo!

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Re: What...

'Ken Oath was the man responsible.

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Home Office accused of blocking UK public's scrutiny of Snoopers' Charter

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Re: "ability to play a harpsichord, not punch through it with their fists"

Depends, how about Jeremy Clarkson? At least you know some of the MPS will get that punch in the face they've been missing out on for all these years.

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What a time to be alive: drone pooper-scoopers are a thing now

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Terse remarks?

I prefer my mates solution. Carries disposable gloves just so he can pick up the offending material to throw at the offending dogs owner.

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DNA-bothering eggheads brew beer you were literally born to like

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Re: What if it decides you don't like beer?

It's a good case for atheism, as no "loving" god would be that cruel.

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Re: Almost Interesting

Using coke as your mixer is the surefire way of destroying any of the flavour nuances the distillers and blenders work very hard to get into their spirits. Ok for the cheap, rough-as-guts rum, but anything half decent should be drunk with Dry Ginger, or in the case of Diplometico or Kraken, nothing but a cube of ice.

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King Battistelli's swish penthouse office the Euro Patent Office doesn't want you to see

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But think of the poor street cleaners.

A turd the size of Battistelli would leave one hell of a splat mark to clean up.

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Android O my god! It's finally here (for devs)

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Re: So what's the "O"?

Obesity.

That's what happens when you've consumed too many of their previous candy-themed offerings.

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Google's stock rating downgraded as YouTube ad boycott contagion goes global

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Re: Why should it be the advertiser's responsibility to fix this

*patpat*

There, there. Go take your dried frog pills and have a lay down.

I'd suggest that in future, you get the definitions of words from an actual dictionary, and not from Breitbart.

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Dungeons & Dragons finally going digital

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Re: What's new?

2nd Ed rounds were 6 seconds, not sixty.

/pedant

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Microsoft nicks one more Apple idea: An ad-supported OS

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Re: Ads...ads...ads....

> "Windows already is malware."

Incorrect. Malware tends to be fast, efficient, well coded, and supported by its developer. Windows cannot claim any of these.

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Kaspersky launches a range of perfumes to, er, defend your odour

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Eau de RAT, surely.

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FBI boss: 'Memories are not absolutely private in America'

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Re: FBI....Adults???

The janitors office. They're the ones who have to pick up all the toys thrown out of the pram.

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President Trump-themed escort services may soon open in China

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Re: Donald Trump-themed escort services

I think it's because everything will look big when held in those tiny, tiny hands.

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Mars orbiter FLOORS IT to avoid hitting MOON

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Re: " chance of hitting each other"

> "If the sidewalk hits you in the face, then you've had too many beers."

And I it hurt, you haven't had enough.

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Pence v Clinton: Both used private email for work, one hacked, one accused of hypocrisy

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Re: Drink the f up.

> "Note: theRegister; You need a beer glass that also contains a darker amber or even a Guinness.. that beer looks light."

>> "Funny.

I'm here with a nice pour of a Single Malt."

So you're saying we need an icon that's a pint glass full of good scotch?

I'll drink to that.

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COP BLOCKED: Uber app thwarted arrests of its drivers by fooling police with 'ghost cars'

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Re: RICO

There is according to US patent law. Everything is different when done on a mobile phone.

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Re: All hail Uber!!

That's like accepting a bunch of criminals into your midst who will only stab you in the face with a rusty spork, because the authorities refused to do anything about the incumbent criminals who stabbed you in the face with a rusty knife.

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CloudPets' woes worsen: Webpages can turn kids' stuffed toys into creepy audio bugs

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Re: PR is cheaper than security

But not cheaper than lawsuits.

Unfortunately, mobs like this will be a mere holding company, with zero assets, incorporated in the Cayman islands.

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Two million recordings of families imperiled by cloud-connected toys' crappy MongoDB

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If

A security breach researcher can picture his daughter using a web-connected teddybear, I have strong doubts that he is actually a security breach researcher.

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You're Donald Trump's sysadmin. You've got data leaks coming out the *ss. What to do

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Re: Secure?

At least Murdoch has moments of lucidity.

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Licence-fee outsourcer Capita caught wringing BBC tax from vulnerable

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> "Why not privatise the BBC and let advertisers pay for it?"

And risk Darth Rupert buying it, and having the BBC journalistic quality reduced to that of the rest of his offerings?

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New prison law will let UK mobile networks deploy IMSI catchers

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Re: Ok...

> "The only thing the aussies do better than the Brits is export droves of scrounging bar workers and backpackers."

At least our backpacking bar workers know how to pour a bloody beer, have yet to meet a pom out here on holiday who has half a fucking clue on how it's done.

At least we have our native wild life available to cut down the numbers of the useless bastards.

I'll give it t you on the cricket comment, after all not that many aussies are interested in a sport where watching the grass grow on the field of play is more exciting than the game itself.

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Sysadmin's sole client was his wife – and she queried his bill

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Re: Two Rules Apply

> "

And yes, I did once take an axe to a particularly recalcitrant PC many years ago :)"

During my printer tech days, I was once invited to a client's company xmas bbq lunch, where, as the guest of honour, I had the glorious task of hurling their old, dodgy HP 4si printer from the warehouse roof.

Good times.

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Firefox certificate cache leaks user information

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Enquirinf minds need to know

Was there a cry of "Hogannnnnnn!" when Klink found the privacy escape tunnel?

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Gulp! Drones dodge spray from California's gaping moist glory hole

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Re: Clickbait title!

> "One of the things I least like about El Reg - a perfectly good engineering story spoilt with irrelevant crap."

Like your comment?

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Booming Android ad revenue shows it’s no longer the poor cousin

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Re: Cost per kilometre

Please stick to El Reg standard units.

Cost per brontosaurus, surely.

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Amid new push to make Pluto a planet again... Get over it, ice-world's assassin tells El Reg

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Re: just wait for the 9th planet

Not a Carrot, but a Boo.

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Demote Neptune as well

After all, anything that slides out past your anus can no longer being described as part of you, anything beyond Uranus should not be counted as a planet.

/coat.

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$350m! shaved! off! sale! price! as! Verizon! swallows! Yahoo!

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Re: Statler and Waldorf

> "Yahoo was attacked by a state party. Given the world wide presence of Yahoo, it will probably be a repressive and nosy regime who did this."

The NSA was already tapping their comms, so why would they need to attack them as well?

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Re: I expected a bigger price-drop...

Proof Verizon is run by reptiles.

They seem to have a fascination with "tree-fiddy".

I'll get my coat.

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Hacking group RTM able to divert bulk financial transfers with malware

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Yeah, it's almost like they want to fix the problem first, without giving the miscreants advanced warning of a polonium pellet to the leg.

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