* Posts by ibchristian

10 posts • joined 23 Aug 2014

Facebook admits: Apps were given users' permission to go into their inboxes

ibchristian
WTF?

Are there really so many people so stupid...

... in a word, yes.

Didn't some of us see this coming 15-20 some-odd years ago? I seem to remember back in the days of 33.6kb modems and early iterations of Alexa that this was a hot topic of discussion... just sayin'

ibchristian

... in a word, yes.

Autsch! Germany slaps Facebook in its abusive little face for 'limitlessly amassing data'

ibchristian

Re: Everyone Is At It

REALLY? Well then, allow me to be perhaps not the first but certainly not the last to welcome you to "The New World Order" as it were... perhaps a lower-tech Garmin product like a Garmin Rino 120 may be more suitable... just a suggestion from an old guy...

WannaCry kill-switch hero Marcus Hutchins collared by FBI on way home from DEF CON

ibchristian

...no worries...

I am a US citizen, yet when I recently attempted to purchase a small and compact firearm (for personal protection purposes), was met with a "Delayed" status from the FBI (background checks are mandatory btw), suggesting that I am something less than a law-abiding citizen. Upon further inquiry, my status has been upgraded to "Appeal" which to me indicates some further interest into my background. Aside from the compulsory DUI from 20 years ago (current age withheld), I have recently served overseas (read Middle East) and posses a SECRET security clearance, which is still valid as far as I know... so I'm thinking that there's some newbys in the AGENCY that are maybe trying to make a name for themselves... just sayin'... FFS???

Lester Haines: RIP

ibchristian

... way too soon...

Lester, you will be dearly missed... so I'll raise a pint and a bacon sarnie in your honor sir.

My condolences to his family, Katarina and Matt et al. He was the bright point in so many days of drudgery while working overseas, and like so many have stated previously was the reason I kept coming back to El Reg...

Official: Toshiba pulls out of European consumer PC market

ibchristian

... ditto this thread. I bought a Sager P370M back in 2012, took it to Afghanistan and used it there for 3.5 years... then back home and it's still ticking along quite nicely. Yes, it was quite an investment (4k+) but I've yet to find something it can't do.

www.sagernotebook.com

It was "bleeding edge" in terms of hardware at the time, so I'm sure there's better specs available now. What I also very much like is that I can change up hard drives/SSD's as I need... I went from a 128gb SSD boot drive to a 512gb SSD with absolutely no issues...

Microsoft uses Windows Update to force Windows 10 ads onto older PCs

ibchristian
WTF?

Re: Strange

... and watch out for the "Optional" KB2952664 update... it looks as though it preps your 'puter for Win10 by installing loads of tattleware as well as some system mods... nasty stuff I'd say!

LOHAN Kickstarter bid IS GO: Back our Vulture 2 spaceplane launch

ibchristian

... any suggestions as to how to circumvent this issue? I've put in for the £200 package but then couldn't add additional packages... must have at least two tankards!!!

LOHAN packs bags for SPACEPORT AMERICA!

ibchristian

Re: Now you're talking

Tom sounds like he has the hot setup. Lester, I would seriously consider his offer... El Reg has more fans in the states then you may realize... just sayin'!

ibchristian

Re: Ah the joys of an open market...

... seems an opportunity lost for Spain to share in the sheer joy (not to mention scientific research) of the LOHAN effort...??? Oh well, New Mexico tends to be lovely this time of year, or at least in a few months from now... and then there is the craft beer aspect...

Yep, my credit card is ready... and yes I am a U.S. citizen FYSA!

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