* Posts by Truckle The Uncivil

196 posts • joined 30 Jun 2016


Mourning Apple's war against sockets? The 2018 Mac mini should be your first port of call

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Re: ummmm....


I am going to argue about the "over priced". Firstly, I am prepared to pay a considerable premium for not having my data sold everywhere. So not all "price factors" are being considered. You are comparing Apples with rotten fruit.

Secondly, I went Apple (as did my family) when Apple went FreeBSD or Jordan Hubbard went Apple whichever way you want to put that. Since that time I have spent far, far less than prior budgets for the family computing (family includes 3 students). Your long term TCO with Apple is considerably lower than people think.

Thirdly, consider longevity. My phone is still a 6+ no need or serious inclination to upgrade. I would like the OLED screen, but it can wait until my 6+ dies. Still get two days use from it. But I never leave it on overnight charge. My fondleslab is the first 12" iPad (the first with a pencil) is still running as new. Some apps now have noticeable pause on loading but I think that increased overhead not the machine.

Fourthly, my watch saved my life by insisting I get medical help when I just wanted to go back to sleep. Septicaemia from two seperate organisms. Doctor said I would not have made it to the morning and I nearly did not make it anyway. I should have acted on first warning. Anyway, my watch saved my arse. That is simply priceless.

Ecuador says 'yes' to Assange 'freedom' deal, but Julian says 'nyet'

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Re: @ian michael gumy - "Schiff will bury this"

Al Capone was a 'white collar' criminal as he was only convicted of tax evasion. Skating might not be possible.

Reliable system was so reliable, no one noticed its licence had expired... until it was too late

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Just how would you do that in COBOL?

Thanksgiving brings together Apple's Siri and Google Assistant

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Re: A christmas wish...

No good if the phone is out of hearing range. Besides I just ask my watch where my phone is.

Oddly enough, when a Tesla accelerates at a barrier, someone dies: Autopilot report lands

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Obviously not a smoker then.

iPhone 8 now outsells X, and every other phone

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Being a smug Aussie

I would point out that here, the full costs must be shown on the contract. So must penalties for buying out the contract. Without full disclosure the agreement/contract is invalid.

Half the world warned 'Chinese space station will fall on you'

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Bad puns


To tell him Asterix has landed?

Will the defendant please rise? Utah State Bar hunts for sender of topless email

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"Offensive Image"

That it is considered offensive is interesting in a way. I am an equalitarian rather than a feminist but it seems to me that is picture of a woman's chest is considered offensive then that is just outright sexist, and indeed suggests a patriarchy (something I normally do not believe in). Whether they should appear in a professional publication (without purpose) is a seperate matter.

"Inappropriate" might be a valid term but "offensive"? That should seldom, if ever, be the case.

Tom Baker returns to finish shelved Doctor Who episodes penned by Douglas Adams

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Ah. Yes, Lalla Ward the very best companion nearly matched by her predecessor.

At Christmas, do you give peas a chance? Go cold turkey? What is the perfect festive feast?

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The way things are going it might well be fission'chips

'Please store the internet on this floppy disk'

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Re: Brings back bad memories

@Marcelo Rodrigues

That would be “turtles”...

Yes, your old iPhone is slowing down: iOS hits brakes on CPUs as batteries wear out

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Re: This

@anonymous boring coward

I spent much of my life as a petrol head. The only reason I have been under the hood in the last thirty years has been battery replacement or oil change. No point twiddling the carbie, no point re-timing. The software does it better than any human ear or eye can manage.

There is no real good reason not to seal an engine compartment nowadays and efficiencies could be made by doing so. Does a Tesla even have an engine compartment?

In general, it was a poor anology and in detail a counterproductive one, IMNSHO

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@boring anonymous coward

Bluntly, yes. When a ‘touch’ becomes a ‘3 second hold’ (original iPad Pro) it becomes more than annoying, it becomes impractical. Yet I still have more than ten hours video out of it. I whould rather have less hours and more usability.

What I would like to know is if I would the speed back if I replaced the battery.

Male escort forgot pregnancy protection, scores data protection instead

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We are all assuming that her pregnancy was unintentional. Why is that?

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Re: A bit of German


My cousin bears Ernst as a surname.

5 reasons why America's Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing

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And learn Judo so you know how to fall properly. I have been a rider since 1970 and while much of what you say is true, it is not enough. There are things you cannot forsee and there are fools who will try to kill you.

Unless you are Superman riding a motorcycle is a dangerous practice. It an be very worthwhile thoug, if you can maintain your luck.

Would-be startup crew charged with stealing employer's tech

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Re: The cycle of history

Why would they pay a license fee?

Disk drive fired 'Frisbees of death' across data centre after storage admin crossed his wires

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Re: Servicing a VCR was like playing with a Hellraiser puzzle box


Not sure they compete with fried rice.

Australia's new Foreign Influence laws expand phone snoop powers

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I will settle for "parliamentary leader of a vichy government"

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The cheek of this coming from the head of the Liberal Party that co-operated with the CIA to replace Australia's government in 1975.

Lauri Love's US extradition appeal judges reserve decision

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Asperger’s diagnosis

Entered into court records, troll.

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Re: Just send him over there and good riddance

@Joe Dietz

Your mention and apparent approval of predator drones reveals you. No, US law is not the default law of the entire planet. Nor should it be. Murder remains illegal in most jurisdictions.

Love committed a trivial offense that the ‘victims’ should have thanked him for. Instead they got offended because their utter incompetence was demstrated. The ‘cost of damage’ is not caused by Lauri but by the long term incompetance of the administrators who were not doing their job. (Fraud anyone?). That will not be taken into account in the US.

The problem is not Lauri Love but their shit security. That is where the serious misdeeds were done. They need to annihalate Lauri to cover their own asses. That is all this is about.

Unfit to plead before a US court? You may face 'indefinite detention'

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Private Prosecution

@Adam 52

The RSPCA does have a royal warrant. Mayhap that gives them some extra zoom.

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@Joe Dietz

Sending him to America would be sending him to “mob” justice. Given the number of laws and regulations casually ignored by various agencies they are clearly a criminal association if you follow the R.I.C.O act.

Military test centre for frikkin' laser cannon opens in Hampshire

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Re: Simpler still


Get thee hence....

Apple succeeds in failing wearables

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I will give you an eminently compelling use. If I had not bought my watch a couple of months ago I would have died four days ago. It woke me and convinced me to call an ambulance and now four days later I am home, alive, healthy and happy. Otherwise I would not have made it through the night.

Compelling enough for you?

HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

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That made me crack up “The MOAT in God’s eye”......

Some homophones are opposites.

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Re: Arseholes

But it was hardly the same. Maybe an order of magnitude in page numbers? Hog father was also excellent

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Re: overhaul?

@Alan Brown

In this case there is no product, no commercialisation at all. There is no need or right to protect any ‘mark’. In this case there is no right to protect.

In fact the dumb shit lawyers have hurt the mark. You can now safely use it as satire on this case.

Ie. “Just look at this case what a clear sign winter is coming”.

I would love to get Ariel Winter involved with this. “Are you trademarking my sexual escapades?”

It's 2017 and the UK's competition watchdog just got a data-tech team

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Re: Yet no digital right

@Vince Lewis I

I was worried about that for a while on iTunes so I converted to a family account. Now access will be available as long as there is a “family” member.

For fanbois only? Face ID is turning punters off picking up an iPhone X

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Re: Adults vs Fanbois ... again


Yes but who are the fanboys and who are the adults?

“Evidence-based, logical assessment doesn't stand a chance against gormless sentiment.“

Correct as evidenced but fact that Apple gives you EXACTLY what YOU asked for. A pin code. No one forces you to use any other means.

Given that, you are neither evidenced based nor logical. Apple gives you exactly what you ask for and it still is not enough?

So, fanboy, you can keep your gormless diatribe based on sentiment not fact.

I will be downrated to buggery, but your rant is literally insane. The iPhone (x or otherwise) gives you what you asked for

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Everyone has something to hide. But most of it isn’t illegal

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Re: Real data?

‘So, this is a survey of people who don't have it and haven't used it?

Will be more interested to see a survey of 10,000 people after they have used it for a few months.”

How the hell did you not get down voted to oblivion? You said something sensible about an Appleproduct. That is a mortal sin normally.

Official: Perl the most hated programming language, say devs

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Re: Perl.... Arrggh

@Long John Brass

<jk>No trigger warning?</jk>

RPGII? Why did you make me remember? I had that nightmare suppressed in my memory for years.

Cryptography vs. bigotry: The debate Australia needs to have

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Re: Idiot rant

Please tell me why I should respect some fool who believes in gods? I am an atheist. 'Belief" and 'faith' are not rational things. Why must I respect such irrationality? The ADF _requires_ that I _must_ do so, even though that is not actually possible for me. So the ADF does not support atheism (and in fact, insultingly, calls it a 'belief') as free expression of this 'religion' (atheism) is most certainly not protected. In fact by calling atheism a belief or religion it becomes annulled.

Why are irrational religious beliefs considered to be on the same level as rational atheists? It is ridiculous really.

Why are religious beliefs even recorded?

Dildon'ts of Bluetooth: Pen test boffins sniff out Berlin's smart butt plugs

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Re: These toys can be located fairly accurately using triangulation

@Warm Braw

"Ribbed for your pleasure" ?

Ancient fat black holes created by belching Big Bang's dark matter

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Re: dark matter, black hole?

No, but two whites can make a dark if the phase is right.

Look out Silicon Valley, here comes Brit bruiser Amber Rudd to lay down the (cyber) law

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Re: All the world's a stage

Mostly nowadays, a lack of "more shiny toys" is what is considered poverty. And it is just that, because people will spend money on shiny toys rather than feed or cloth themselves and those they are responsible for in an adequate manner.

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Re: Not for me, thanks all the same...


<quote>Trade Deal will be greatly weighted in the USA's favour, and that the UK might be better off without one. "Greatly weighted in the USA's favour" should be read as the UK getting royally shafted.

And I say that as a "leave" voter, although I am not seeking to reopen the Brexit debate.</quote>

I don't know why you wouldn't reopen it. It looked like a bad decision (to me) at the time and has got worse every day. Europe has common problems and would be best worked on together. They are hardly likely to be resolved independently.

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Re: Not Very Bright...


No, no, no. Situations 2, 3 and 4 are what they want. It will all funnel down to a few sources, which then can be preserved and analysed. That way they can catch them as their playing field has been limited. It allows them to focus in on the 'bad actors' and those who communicate with them.

<sarcasm>Of course the impact it has on the 'good actors' who require some privacy cannot be important, can it? After all, we don't need freedom and democracy anymore, do we? Look at where it all has lead?</sarcasm>

Linus Torvalds may have damned systemd with faint praise

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Re: Women Linux Lord ?

No, you could try being a system supporter instead of getting married.

Oz government wants its own definition of what 'backdoor' means

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Re: Quote: "...because encryption is such a complex thing to explain"


Sorry but that is not an encrypted message. Wrong entropy.

Photobucket says photo-f**k-it, starts off-site image shakedown

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Re: "That includes free/cheap being a temporary illusion,"

@John Smith 19

c) Probably consuming too much Tylenol.

Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide

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Re: The real blame goes to..

And here is the rub; in Australia it illegal to write or even posses the source code to a computer virus unless there is a legitimate reason. By writing virus code that has entered the country the have broken Aussie law - in Australia, which gives cause for a legal sanction.

So if we had the identities of the NSA staffers who wrote this stuff, they can be charged here, just as Cardinal George Pell has been. The USA and the Vatican are both nation states.

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Re: The real blame goes to..

@Prst. V.Jeltz

And the son learned of the vulnerability from his father

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Re: Cyber sex in action

@Richard Rose


Blunder down under: self-driving Aussie cars still being thwarted by kangaroos

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Wrong way to go about it.

Perhaps they are attacking the wrong problem. A couple of whistles attached to the front of the car and animals and flocks of birds get out of the way before you close in.

So, prevention is possible but a cure would be hard with just LIDAR. I think you would need something like infra-red mapping.

BTW: Has anybody seen a motorcycle and rider that has gone through a flock of budgies?

I wonder what a flight of monarchs would do to a tesla

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Re: Roos

@Re: Roos

Just as well it was not a highland bull as I think the reshaping of the bonnet to include spaces for a bull's 'sweetmeats' would have caused an eruption rather than an 'amble away'.


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