* Posts by Mitoo Bobsworth

349 posts • joined 8 May 2012

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Mac Pro update: Apple promises another pricey thing it will no doubt abandon after a year

Mitoo Bobsworth

Underwhelming

I do a lot of in-house Photo Retouching & Video editing on a Freelance basis & I have worked for several clients who were rather chuffed that they could offer their 'temp' a Mac Pro to work on. Sad to say that, in every instance, it was an underwhelming experience & I found no advantage over my humble 2013 fully maxed out iMac. Besides, the shape & port access/layout is just silly IMHO - an example of form over function for me.

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Repentant priest from Cuntis sorry he dressed as Hugh Hefner

Mitoo Bobsworth

Re: Cuntis

Well, there is a small town in the Chichester District of West Sussex called Cocking - maybe the residents should meet up somewhere for some sort of exchange. I know of this Amish village in Pennsylvania, USA, called Intercourse...

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Apple's 'lappable' iPad Pro concept is far from laughable

Mitoo Bobsworth

And you know this via....???

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Mitoo Bobsworth
Alert

Lappable?

Sounds like a strip joint! Better descriptor needed.

(Oh, God! I'm getting the images in my head now.)

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Prenda Law's copyright-trolling shakedown scam slammed AGAIN

Mitoo Bobsworth
Happy

Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of guys.

</sarc>

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'Apple ate my music!' Streaming jukebox wipes 122GB – including muso's original tracks

Mitoo Bobsworth

Never bothered

I have my old 24" iMac set up as a jukebox with iTunes 10.7 - any version after that was a turd IMHO.

I tried the iClouding thing with my recent 27" acquisition running El Cap - completely underwhelmed. I'll be sticking to my own tried & true backup/archiving regime.

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When is making $20bn in three months not enough? When your name is Google

Mitoo Bobsworth

Request

Somebody please round up these pricks, tie them to an old garbage scow, tow them out to the deepest part of the ocean & sink it. That kind of insatiable appetite makes Monty Python's Mr Creosote look positively anorexic.

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FBI boss: We paid at least $1.2m to crack the San Bernardino iPhone

Mitoo Bobsworth

Please lose this - loser!

"More than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months, for sure,"

Nothing is for sure, pal. (Crosses fingers, wishes REALLY hard.)

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Woz says wearables – even Apple Watch – aren't 'compelling'

Mitoo Bobsworth

I have an idea that ...

... if Mr Jobs had been around when the Apple Watch concept was presented, he would have said some thing along the line of -

"Are you nuts?"

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Boaty McBoatface 'wins'

Mitoo Bobsworth
Happy

Grow a Funny bone

'RRS Boaty McBoatface'

How fun is that, not only for adults with a sense of humour, but also for engaging kids in the sciences for years to come. The P.R. value alone is priceless. Come on guys, work it!

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House passes broadband bill despite promise of White House veto

Mitoo Bobsworth

To quota a David Bowie song ...

' I'm afraid of americans '

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Web backup biz Monster Cloud monstered after monster price hike

Mitoo Bobsworth

The thing about clouds ...

... is that sooner or later they evaporate - even monster ones.

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Apple pulled 2,204lbs of gold out of old tech gear

Mitoo Bobsworth

Love 'em or hate 'em...

"...the design and assembly of Apple hardware contributes to the waste problem by making the devices difficult to repair and forcing customers to toss out their old phones and tablets when they break or are replaced."

Which is how consumer commerce works, and (for better or worse) Apple are really good at it. You don't make piles of cash by selling stuff that lasts or is easy & cheap to fix.

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You won't believe this, but… nothing useful found on Farook iPhone

Mitoo Bobsworth

Another glass turd from the authorities

It was never about the info on that phone, it is about more access, more intrusion, more control. The more detail & background reportage that came out on the incident, the more transparent the feds' bullshit became.

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NBN shenanigans: someone wants broadband speeds hidden

Mitoo Bobsworth

Re: "... had to be confidentialised ..."

speedtest.net?

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Mitoo Bobsworth
Joke

Re: New bandwidth terminology

How about 'Frustratingly Unfathomable, Grossly Obfuscated Flim - Flam' - acronym F.U.G.O.F.F. , which is basically what they're saying to the masses.

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Dear Windows, OS X folks: Update Flash now. Or kill it. Killing it works

Mitoo Bobsworth

Genuine query

I recently upgraded to a new machine & started with clean installs of everything, SANS Flash. However I still use chromium for the odd website & was wondering if pepper flash is as susceptible - I would like to keep my new setup free of cooties for as long as possible.

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Humans get 'aroused' fondling robots in their private areas – study

Mitoo Bobsworth
Joke

"Bumblebee, stop lubricating the man."

As long as it's consensual & they're both happy, it shouldn't be a problem.

Honestly, science can be so pervy sometimes...

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Pothole campaigner sprays Surrey street with phallic paintings

Mitoo Bobsworth
Happy

"a semi at 69 Cock Lane"

Fell off my chair laughing!

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Apple tells iPhone court 'the Founders would be appalled' by Feds

Mitoo Bobsworth

Yeah, right!

"Director Comey also admitted that the FBI could have opened the iPhone easily but locked it mistakenly..."

Mistakenly? Oh, reeeeaaallllly?

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FBI says NY judge went too far in ruling the FBI went too far in forcing Apple to unlock iPhone

Mitoo Bobsworth

I bet real money...

... that there is zero relevant information on that iPhone - I read that the Feds found several smartphones at the couples residence that had been smashed prior to their awful rampage, & that the iPhone was one supplied to Farook by the San Bernadino Public service agency he worked at. It just doesn't follow that he would use THAT phone to communicate with any terrorist cell or handler.

For some reason, sadly, I keep being reminded of the awful 'Enabling' act passed into law by a certain National Socialist party all those years ago.

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Yelp-for-people app Peeple is back – so we rated Julia, its cofounder

Mitoo Bobsworth
Joke

If this thing takes off ...

... a simple request to anyone with the requisite knowledge & inclination - could you please change the name to 'Pimple' - as we all know, a small but inflammatory & sometimes painful infection that intrudes on the face of humanity.

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Mitoo Bobsworth

Re: The real reason Peeple is back:

1) Money.

2) Money.

3) Money.

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Mitoo Bobsworth
Joke

Re: At least they're restricting it to residents of Canada

Exactly - If you can't say something nice aboot someone, don't say anything aboot them at all.

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Mitoo Bobsworth

Oh Dear, Oh dear, Oh Dear...

This is simply ambition without brains ( & perhaps conscience). And this is the worst bit -

"… it will soon introduce a "Truth Licence" which, for a buck a day, will let you see whatever people have written about you, regardless of whether you have disallowed it and even, it seems, if you have "deleted" it."

So -

a) EVERY comment is retained? And what happens when this site gets hacked? ( and it will be hacked )

b) Truth Licence? Are you sure thats not "Pay to be humiliated" Licence? This is like an online version of Monty Python's "Argument" sketch.

One look at the comments section on Youtube is bad enough these days. Everyone has a right to express themselves - I get that. However, it doesn't follow that everyone should. If these two apparently naive individuals go ahead with this in the current FUD filled atmosphere soaking the USA - well, good luck to them.

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Latest in Apple v FBI public squabble over iPhone crack demand

Mitoo Bobsworth

Overreach

I read that the couple had other mobile phones which they destroyed before their rampage - surely those would have been the most likely to have produced some evidence. Why smash them otherwise?

Also, if Farook was working in a public service capacity, surely the last thing a covert terrorist (if he & his partner were so) would want would be to raise suspicion or leave a trail by using a work supplied phone. The records suggest he made "sporadic" icloud backups of the iPhone in question.

Seems to me the Feds are leveraging this tragedy with a rather overbearing focus on the encryption/decryption agenda. That the San Bernardino officials changed the iCloud password at the behest of the FBI only makes me more suspicious.

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Trump's new thought bubble: Make Apple manufacture in the USA

Mitoo Bobsworth

People...

Trump is a narcissistic fuckwit - by giving him publicity, you are feeding the monster.

Stop it.

NOW.

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Opera Jon's sparkling Vivaldi proves the browser isn't dead

Mitoo Bobsworth

Would love to try this...

...unfortunately, when I scan the app on a mac with clamxav it comes up with this alert

Vivaldi 1.0.303.32/Vivaldi.app Html.Exploit.CVE_2014_4138

So in the trash it goes.

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Woman makes app that lets people rate and review you, Yelp-style. Now SHE'S upset people are 'reviewing' her

Mitoo Bobsworth

Just read her statement

Massively naive. Or stupid. Or full of shit. Hard to tell. Maybe all three.

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Web ad tried to make my iPhone spaff a premium-rate text, says snapper

Mitoo Bobsworth

Re: Loaf of bread

@Steven Roper

You've obviously never driven a Prius, then.

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'RipSec' goes to Hollywood: how the iCloud celeb hack happened

Mitoo Bobsworth

You're urging it wrong.

"Doering urges Apple to open a bug bounty program to help close its information security vulnerabilities."

Nice idea - now wait for Apple to reinvent it & charge a fee for joining the iBug hunt.

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SONY HACK WAS WAR says FBI, and 'we're still struggling to hire talent'

Mitoo Bobsworth
Joke

So...

The US of A, it's agencies therein, are now fabricating reasons to have a stoush with the Norks now. Why don't they just aim Donald Trump at them - one hour of his narcissistic bad-hair bullshit will have them on their knees.

" We surrender - name your terms & conditions, just PLEEEAAASE make him shut up!"

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Apple iPhones, iPads BRICKED by iOS 9's 'slide-to-upgrade' bug

Mitoo Bobsworth

Less fruit, more dirt

in some cases the expression can be more 'earthy' ...

"The fucking fuckers fucked!"

No joke - I heard a co-worker say this after wasting his lunch hour (and then some) with this problem.

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Apple's iPad Pro: We're making a Surface Pro WITH A STYLUS over Steve Jobs' DEAD BODY

Mitoo Bobsworth
Joke

Apple Pencil

Lemon Plank,

Orange stick,

Oh, what a wank.

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They’re FAT. They’re ROUND. They’re worth almost a POUND. Smart waaatch, smart waaatch

Mitoo Bobsworth
Joke

Smart watch - dumb prefix

Until an incredible electronic wonder is invented that can solve the Greek national debt, the Euro problem and Donald Trump running for U.S. President, please stop prefixing ANY device with electronics & a bit of code as smart - they're just not.

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Brussels taxi union to disrupt the disruptors over Uber service

Mitoo Bobsworth

"Uber is all about keeping Brussels moving"

Uber is all about Uber - there, FTFY Mr Spokesman.

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The Ashley Madison files – are people really this stupid?

Mitoo Bobsworth
Facepalm

"...charging people $19 to permanently delete their accounts."

After the fact? Some people really are too stupid to live.

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Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

Mitoo Bobsworth

This isn't food!

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Spotify climbs down on new terms and conditions

Mitoo Bobsworth
FAIL

Never used Spotify...

... & now I never will.

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The Martian: Matt Damon sciences the sh*t out of the red planet

Mitoo Bobsworth
Joke

"...science the shit out of this"

A barium enema should do it.

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'This ruling does nothing to change the facts' thunders Apple in latest price-fix appeal blow

Mitoo Bobsworth
Stop

Apple can remain as defiant as it likes...

however, it could do them a better turn just to 'fess up - throwing a hissy fit over succeeding judicial rulings just seems a bit bratty to me. Guys, you were found to have your 'hand in the till' as it were - take the smack, say you're sorry like you mean it & don't do it again!

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Giant FLYING SPACE ROCKS could KILL US ALL, warns Brian May

Mitoo Bobsworth
Joke

"near-Earth objects, known as NEOs."

So do I take the red pill or the blue pill?

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Google's new free music service is classic Google: Take someone's idea and slap ads on it

Mitoo Bobsworth

"...crafts each station song by song so you don’t have to..."

Pure PR cheese. To quote Bill Hicks - "...if you're in marketing or advertising ... kill yourself. No, really..."

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Even Apple doesn’t mess with Taylor Swift

Mitoo Bobsworth

Re: Suddenly ethical?

It seems that Mr Jobs' 'reality distortion field' still has some residual effect.

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Taylor Swift boycotts Apple Music over no-pay-for-plays shocker

Mitoo Bobsworth

Nice business model

So, technically speaking, Apple are starting this new service with the same methods some drug dealers use to create a bigger client base. Way to go Apple!

Unconsidered greed approaching black hole proportions.

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Google: Help us! Our search engine is STUFFED FULL of your 'revenge smut' pics

Mitoo Bobsworth

Correction

"The advertising giant monster..."

There, FTFY.

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US mega-hack: White House orders govt IT to do what it should have done in the first place

Mitoo Bobsworth
Joke

Sounds like a bad case of....

Time to roll out this handy reminder again, methinks.

ADMINISTRATIUM

"The heaviest element known to science was recently discovered by investigators at a major U.S. research university. The element, tentatively named administratium, has no protons or electrons and thus has an atomic number of 0. However, it does have one neutron, 125 assistant neutrons, 75 vice neutrons and 111 assistant vice neutrons, which gives it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by a force that involves the continuous exchange of meson-like particles called morons.

Since it has no electrons, administratium is inert. However, it can be detected chemically as it impedes every reaction it comes in contact with. According to the discoverers, a minute amount of administratium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete when it would have normally occurred in less than a second.

Administratium has a normal half-life of approximately three years, at which time it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which assistant neutrons, vice neutrons and assistant vice neutrons exchange places. Some studies have shown that the atomic mass actually increases after each reorganization.

Research at other laboratories indicates that administratium occurs naturally in the atmosphere. It tends to concentrate at certain points such as government agencies, large corporations, and universities. It can usually be found in the newest, best appointed, and best maintained buildings.

Scientists point out that administratium is known to be toxic at any level of concentration and can easily destroy any productive reaction where it is allowed to accumulate. Attempts are being made to determine how administratium can be controlled to prevent irreversible damage, but results to date are not promising."

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How much info did hackers steal on US spies? Try all of it

Mitoo Bobsworth
Joke

"US intelligence..."

First prize for best use of an oxymoron in an article about US agencies.

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Grooveshark closes, blames 'serious mistake' of not paying for music

Mitoo Bobsworth

Sharks circling sharks...

...will always get messy!

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Strange alien-like life zones found beneath Antarctic glacier

Mitoo Bobsworth
Happy

Masters of existence

Bacterium & microbes surely are the most versatile survivors known - with the exception of Keith Richards & Lemmy Kilmister, of course.

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