* Posts by Fungus Bob

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Microsoft accidentally let encrypted Windows 10 out into the world

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Re: Or a complete fanatic of Redmond's greatest

In other words, a looney...

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Chromebooks gain faff-free access to Windows file shares via Samba

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Re: Dreadful names

Loogie

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Boffins bash Google Translate for sexism

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The Register asked Google for comment but we've not heard back.

Maybe you should run the question through Google Translate...

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Microsoft sharpens its claws to cut Outlook UI excess, snip Ribbon

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Re: UI revamp

No, the new latest k00l toy will be the salad bar - everything tossed together in random fashion.

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If you weren't rich enough to buy a Surface before, you may as well let that dream die

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Re: My heart is borken, I can't get a Surface on tick...

" boo hoo, what will I do?"

Live a frustration-free life....

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You can buy Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins' mansion for a cool $13m

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Re: Bet it's Netgear

Belkin

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No do-overs! Appeals court won’t hear $8.8bn Oracle v Google rehash

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Re: "Oracle is hardly in the right for coming along afterward and changing things"

"New owners, new rules, sorry. And one of the main reasons Oracle bought Sun was exactly to take control of Java."

As successors in interest, the new owners can't change past agreements. Sun, by not suing, allowed Google to do what they did. Oracle could have said no new copying, but they can't sue for past behavior that the previous owners were apparently OK with. Again, look up what Forgent Networks Inc. tried with the JPEG patent.

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Re: No Trolling

"I think you mean the GIF patent. JPEG has never been encumbered."

Nope, JPEG. Look up Forgent Networks Inc.

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Re: No Trolling

And Sun was OK with Google copying the API's. Oracle is hardly in the right for coming along afterward and changing things. This is reminiscent of the company that bought the JPEG patent and tried to bill the world.

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Ah, um, let's see. Yup... Fortnite CEO is still mad at Google for revealing security hole early

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Millionaire pissing contest

'nuff said

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Quit that job and earn $185k... cleaning up San Francisco's notoriously crappy sidewalks

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Re: Or roll downhill.

This is San Francisco we're talkin' about, of course it will roll downhill...

...right into the bay.

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Lo and behold, Earth's special chemical cocktail for life seems to be pretty common

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Re: unless 'human' is a generic term

What Crisp said was that there will be a human output in every corner of the galaxy. In other words, someone is going to poop in the corners of the galaxy. Going to take a good chunk of those couple of million years to figure out where the corners are, though...

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Denial of denial-of-service served: There was NO DDoS on FCC net neutrality comments

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Re: It beats me why some gun-happy Yanks haven't terminated him!

This is America, you can't just shoot someone you don't like. You have to get permission first.

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Greybeard greebos do runner from care home to attend world's largest heavy metal fest Wacken

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Re: Care Homes had better get used to it

"Album title anybody?"

Make it a granny on a Harley and the obvious title is 'Old Bat Out of Hell'

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They only had One Shot at Glory.....

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Grad sends warning to manager: Be nice to our kit and it'll be nice to you

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That depends...

Are you freaked out?

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I used to carry an old bone in my toolbox just to freak people out.

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Click this link and you can get The Register banned in China

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Re: Just to be helpful:

"he absolutely loathes the reference"

Sounds like the authoritarian supremo needs a hug. Or cookies and warm milk. Or a nap.

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First low-frequency fast radio burst to grace our skies detected at last

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It's.....

......a cosmic fart squeezed through a magnetic sphincter

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Politicians fume after Amazon's face-recog AI fingers dozens of them as suspected crooks

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Re: Only 28?

They were.

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BBC websites down tools and head outside into the sun for a while

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Re: Scary (kids today!)

"Scotland/Wales/Ireland all seemed to have chose the same mid-grey shirts!"

Maybe it has something to do with 'damp' being a color in those places...

Oh, excuse me, that should have been 'colour'.

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Ecuador's Prez talking to UK about Assange's six-year London Embassy stay – reports

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Re: Preferred Option

It would be more entertaining if Benny Hill did a re-enactment of the whole thing...

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Quantum, Linux and Dynamics: That's the week at Microsoft, not a '70s prog rock band

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Wait a minute...

When did MS reinforce the traffic cone?

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What if tech moguls brewed real ale?

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FaceBock

Makes you want to take all your clothes off and have a rectal exam and not care afterwards.

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Re: Under a mile away so will be there anyway...

no shit...

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No one wants new phones – it's chips that keep Samsung chugging

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Re: What else IS there?

What else IS there, you ask? The answer is obvious - sex toys!

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Spidey sense is literally tingling! Arachnids detect Earth's electric field, use it to fly away

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Re: Taranado

Substitute Tara Reid for the tarantulas and you might just have a winner.

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Hardware rumours, goat-spanking search engines and plenty of Azure. It's last week in Redmond

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No, if I turned into a paperclip I would not be immutable. I am a fungi, I have always been a fungi and I always will be a fungi!

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Sueball claims Apple broke hacking laws with iOS batt throttling code

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Re: doodle on a stick

They've already got that. It's called an iPhone...

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Euro bank regulator: Don't follow the crowd. Stay off the cloud

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"How do you funge something, anyway?"

With a hot funge sundae (?)

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Thunderbird gets its EFAIL patch

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Re: and find it hard to beat

The same can be said about erectile dysfunction.

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United States, you have 2 months to sort Privacy Shield ... or data deal is for the bin – Eurocrats

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Re: Competent...

Sure they do. They're in Narnia next to the talking beavers.

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Newsflash!

The US government has been completely dysfunctional for decades.

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IBM fired me because I'm not a millennial, says axed cloud sales star in age discrim court row

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She should be careful what she wishes for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTvGr8WUzYs

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Perhaps they should get rid of the fuddy duddys in charge...

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They grow up so fast: Spam magnet Hotmail turned 22 today

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Re: Where did we all go wrong..?

Dumping FidoNet for the iddernets.

Abandoning the Gopher protocol.

Taking Twitter seriously.

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Four US govt agencies poke probe in Facebook following more 'oops, we spilled your data' shocks

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Re: The End of the Beginning?

When it comes to Facebook, there is no such thing as 'harsher than necessary'.

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Dell is still a work in progress as it seeks to dominate all data

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Re: Dominate Data?

Wrong Larry. It's the one at Alphabet Dell envys.

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Bankrupt Aussie Hells Angel scoops £750k lottery jackpot

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Re: Police are said to have flagged the win as suspicious.

Someone has to...

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Git365. Git for Teams. Quatermass and the Git Pit. GitHub simply won't do now Microsoft has it

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Re: Trolling for comments

I think JDX needs a hug...

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The butterfly defect: MacBook keys wrecked by single grain of sand

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Re: Apple are shit nowadays

"Good shit is good shit (and isn’t shite)."

At last, someone around here knows his shit!

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Re: Apple are shit nowadays

"For that one need engineers who know how to build shit."

But building shit *is* the problem...

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Google kills AdWords!

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Re: That's nice.

Yeah, but now they're back and going to eat your BRAINZZZZ

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Uncle Sam is shocked, SHOCKED to find dark-web bazaars trading drugs, weapons, etc

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Re: So wrong

"(I prolly die before I put myself in that group) "

Smart move, even the US government can't successfully prosecute the dead.

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Microsoft has another crack at fixing Chrome problems in Windows 10

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Re: It's incredible to me ...

To be honest, it is a *very* narrow defile - lateral movement (to competitor's software) is impossible...

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GitLab's move off Azure to Google cloud totally unrelated to Microsoft's GitHub acquisition. Yep

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All this talk of Gits and no one mentioned...

Gitarzan!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=293Irm-vxtE

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Get a grip, literally: Clumsy robots can't nab humans' jobs just yet

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But it may poop itself.

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UK Foreign Office offers Assange a doctor if he leaves Ecuador embassy

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Well, England *is* south of the Antonine Wall...

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NASA eggheads draw up blueprints for spotting, surviving asteroid hits

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Re: Chicken Little

Moving the Earth the plot of the movie 'Gorath'. Yes, it has an overabundance of cheeeez...

https://classicscifi.blogspot.com/2010/06/gorath.html

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Big Cable unplugs Cali's draft net neutrality protections yet AGAIN

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Not silly at all - it is important to slow down the legislative process. We have enough bad laws as it is, if you go and make the process efficient we'd have several orders of magnitude more bad laws.

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