* Posts by Sloppy Crapmonster

160 posts • joined 19 Nov 2011


Dutch boyband hopes to reverse Brexit through the power of music

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Re: @Semtex451: BritPop

I think that "Jagger is dead" nonsense is in your head. In your head. Zombie. Zombie. Zombieehehhehh

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Congratulations on misspelling a misspelt word.

The eulogising of The Mother Of All Demos at 50 is Silicon Valley going goo-goo for gurus again

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Re: Telefunken invented the balled mouse?

pics or it didn't happen

Y'know what? VoIP can also be free from pesky regulation – US judges

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I run my own phone service on a shared host ~900 miles away from my home. It costs me about $150 a year (lowest-end VM on ramnode - $30/yr, Debian OS - $0/yr, asterisk - $0/yr, Twilio trunk - ~$10/mo), on top of the Internet bill I would be paying already. I'm okay with this.

Every step you take: We track you for your own safety, you know?

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"fondling a hoe in one hand while wielding his dibber in the other"

Pretty sure that gets your prison time in The Land Of The Free.

ICANN't get no respect: Europe throws Whois privacy plan in the trash

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Bill Clinton's cyber-attack novel: The airport haxploit-blockbuster you knew it would be

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If you're looking for presidential superheroes, skip this and wait for Metal Wolf Chaos XD instead:


Trump’s new ZTE tweet trumps old ZTE tweets that trumped his first ZTE tweet

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Re: da drumpf! da drumpf!

Iran could reduce Israel to rubble with conventional weapons if they wanted to. What Trump tore up was the pretense that they wouldn't develop a nuke for the next decade. Now we don't even have that.

We weren't *giving* Iran nuke tech, we were *delaying them* from deploying it.

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Re: "But that’s democracy for you - it’s flawed, but better than any alternative"

Democracy is literally dictatorship of the majority. Here in the democratic republic of the USA, we have seen -- twice!, in the last 20 years -- the majority of ballots cast for the candidate that loses. Just because the American system worked against you (and me!) doesn't mean it doesn't work.

OnePlus 6: Perfect porridge? One has to make a smartphone that's juuuust right

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I bought a OnePlus One last year after killing my Samsung Note 2 (that I also bought last year-- I shouldn't be allowed to have a phone not in a case because I kill them) and, after installing LineageOS, I don't see a need for a newer phone. I want Firefox, and a TOTP client, and my bank's check deposit app, and I'm good. Unfortunately, that last condition means I'm stuck on Android.

Leaked pics: Motorola to add 'unpatriotic' 5G to 4G phones with magnets

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Re: 5G is more about vast swathes of new spectrum

> As you say, no one needs a gigabit to their phone and there's no foreseeable future use for case for such a thing

Of course there is. How do you think THHGTTG works? 802.11b?

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Re: I dont really understand why i need 5g at all

Won't somebody please think of the ISPs? How are they supposed to fill up their boatloads of cash if they have to provide service to people?

You've heard that pop will eat itself. Boffins have unveiled a rocket that does the same

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No no no no no no no no no no no no, no.

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Not now, James.

Cheap-ish. Not Intel. Nice graphics. Pick, er, 3: AMD touts Ryzen Pro processors for business

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Not that they can't; they don't try.

Exclusive to all press: Atari launches world's best ever games console

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Re: ET

I do hope the world gets better for you white men soon, it's just been so hard on you all this time.

Whoa, Gartner drops a truth bomb: Blockchain is overhyped and top IT bods don't want it

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The current problem with *coins is that people are selling them for money that you can spend. You can't actually spend them themselves. Kinda like gold, except you won't need a computer to spend your gold when the nukes destroy the electrical grid.

I got 99 secure devices but a Nintendo Switch ain't one: If you're using Nvidia's Tegra boot ROM I feel bad for you, son

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Re: Yawn

I'm looking forward to having full-scale demos on my switch, myself. Yes, I can afford to buy retail games. No, I'm not going to buy a game at retail, get 10 minutes into it, and regret making a £60 mistake.

Gemini: Vulture gives PDA some Linux lovin'

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Re: Rear Camara


If I have to pay extra to have a rear camera, it's fair to say it doesn't come with a rear camera, isn't it?

Please no Basic Instinct flashing, HPE legal eagles warn staffers

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"There should be no more than 10 slides for a half-hour presentation, and the message must be limited to six points per slides and one to two lines for each point, it added."

Right, so PowerPoint is good, I can have however many slides I like, and I can put twelve lines of text on a slide. That sounds like an excellent way to get my point across. /s

The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox?

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Re: 30 per cent faster

Now that I've gotten used to uMatrix, I like it a lot more than NoScript.

Forget One Windows, Microsoft says it's time to modernize your apps

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Re: Modernise apps?


Oracle VP: 'We want the next decade to be Java first, Java always'

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Re: JavaScript != Java

Ouch. He said that because, while Java generally does have a spot somewhere near the lower part of the top of the rankings, JavaScript clearly outweighs it.

"We generally see big piles of shit and candy at the top of the foodstuff rankings"

El Reg is hiring an intern. Apply now before it closes

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Re: Let me make a prediction...

She'll have to supply her own eeePC and macrame bikini.

Google, propaganda, and the new New Man

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Re: Lying is always bad propaganda, because it deceives and misleads the people

"Sure, only IT is a toxic places for women to work in, other places are all heavens"

The comment you replied to didn't say that. Disagree, sure, but don't make shit up to argue against it, please.

Thousands of hornets swarm over innocent fire service drone

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Re: "drone was attacked by the hornets while being used [..] to locate the creatures' nest"

The Fahrenheit 451-style firemen, maybe?

Microsoft hits new low: Threatens to axe classic Paint from Windows 10

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Re: The end

I too liked it for manipulating screenshots, until I discovered Snipping Tool buried in the start menu. Why hadn't I run across this before?

Ten new tech terms I learnt this summer: Do you know them all?

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The art of preserving earthquakes.

Whisky snobs scotched by artificial tongue

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Does it have alcohol in it?

I'll take that one.

Come celebrate World Hypocrisy Day

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Andrew Orlowski is ElReg's Richard Stallman. I've come around to the point where, instead of being annoyed that he keeps writing, I'm upset that he's mostly right, most of the time. It just hits too close to home that he's also more cynical than I am.

That apple.com link you clicked on? Yeah, it's actually Russian

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Re: an easy fix for firefox

Firefox and AD? No. You *might* be able to use FrontMotion's MSI and group policy extensions but I had to give it up years ago because the extensions weren't keeping up with the features in the browser.

WD flashes first SanDisk drives: Blue and Green

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Everyone has a drive supplier they hate

Personally, I hate them all, ever since they decided to go with 1GB=10^3 bytes.

And my home storage system is a linux SWRAID10 composed of Seagate Barracuda and WD Green drives slotted into dual-bay USB docks.

Foxconn outbids WD with ¥3 TRILLION offer for Tosh memory biz

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That's ~27 Instagrams

Who needs all that memory anyway?

Robots are killing jobs after all, apparently: One droid equals 5.6 workers

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Performance rights?

I'm sure the contract the worker signs to be recorded destroying the livelihood of all their co-workers says they have no performance rights in the recording, but I fail to see how that's okay.

Japan's terrifying techno-toilets will be made foreigner friendly, vow makers

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I am going to be using that "cleaning" icon on everything now. Thanks Japan!

The Dread Server BlackBerry Enterprise is no more

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Re: Not too fearful

Good way to disprove a point, by arguing against something completely unrelated, anonymously.

Samsung, the Angel of Death: Exploding Note 7 phones will be bricked

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Re: Is this even legal in the EU?

I upvoted you, then saw this was really a rant against a credit card you had revoked at some time in the past, then downvoted you.

Moscow says writing infrastructure attack code is a thought crime

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Dell EMC cranks Xeon servers into ludicrous mode with Tesla GPUs

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I tried, I couldn't come up with DIGITS out of the full name of the... whatever it is.

DirecTV Now to give Apple TV free for those who take 3-month deal

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I'm currently subscribed to sling.tv for $30/mo. If DirecTV Now has the same channel lineup and crashes half as much I think that's worth the $5 increase.

20 years to get Amiga Workbench 3.1 update, and only a fortnight to get first patch

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I just got rid of a 4000 on fleabay. It's a shame; I'd always wanted one, then got that thing, and it sat in my basement doing nothing for a decade. I'm glad someone who wanted it got it after me.

Level3 switch config blunder blamed for US-wide VoIP blackout

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I have a couple of SIP trunks through Twilio and I could place calls to AT&T cellular (the only service I tried) throughout the outage but not receive them.

Before Bitcoin, digital cash was called Beenz – all that's left is a T-shirt

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I wore my Novell baseball cap a couple of times this summer. I still don't miss Novell.

Oi, Apple fanbois. Your beloved Jesus Phones are pisspoor for disabled users

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Re: Er - get a Samsung then ?

Hear hear! Shame on you for wanting to participate in society, cripple! Back in my day, you'd be sent off to a ward where we able-bodied folk didn't have to hear from you.

UK copyright troll weeps, starts 20-week stretch in the cooler for beating up Uber driver

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Re: Song title

Since he's one of yours, I'd think you'd want to make it fit UKIP - Uber Kicking Ignorant Prick, maybe?

Pull the plug! PowerPoint may kill my conference audience

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This is why, in my previous life as a video support lackey, the presenter on stage had a clicker that lit up a light at my station behind the screen so *I* could press the "next slide" button on the computer that was actually attached to the projector.

Naughty Zuck: Facebook fudged its video ad numbers

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Re: So, put the other way ...

The ad buyers may have been wrong, but the ad sellers were lying to them.

Let's Encrypt won its Comodo trademark battle – but now fan tools must rename

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Re: Wow

You clearly didn't read the article.


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