* Posts by Starkoman

6 posts • joined 28 Apr 2017

We all love bonking to pay, but if you bonk with a Windows Phone then Microsoft has bad news


Re: NFC? No fucking chance.

Pay has a limit of £9,000.

Google: All right, screw it, from this Christmas, Chrome will block ALL adverts on dodgy sites


Re: Still worse than an ad blocker (by design)

Precisely -- which is why you can turn off advertising for certain web pages and sites you wish to support via add-on's like AdBlock Plus.

You approve them so they get ad revenue. Happy.

iPhone XR, for when £1,000 is just too much for a smartmobe


Re: I’m Struggling…

Incredibly impressive that you can run the latest OS X Mojave on an almost 10 year-old Mac -- really.

I'm *reasonably sure* that you also run Linux Mint 19 on the same machine too.

Oracle tells court: Boss man Mark Hurd didn't have docs relevant to HPE spat over Solaris

Big Brother

HP/Terix vs. Oracle

Oracle stabbed Solaris through the heart — killed the OS dead.

They never cared for Sun Microsystems. They never cared for Solaris.

Why give a hoot about the remaining providers left behind, giving legacy support for their dead product? It's like pretending to care after dumping the murder weapon in the lake.

Oracle are corporate locusts: their greed and recklessness leaves behind a stripped landscape where once there was plenty — with all the misery and suffering that entails — their overpriced products demonstrate Oracles’ will to strip every cent out of everything and this case is just another example of their absolute, rabid gluttony.

Fleeing Facebook app users realise what they agreed to in apps years ago – total slurpage


Completely encrypted

Q: “How come just about the only way to transfer your contacts from an old iPhone to a new one is via the cloud?”

A: Apples’ cloud is, basically, a back-up of your iPhone and the best way to customise your new iPhone to how you like it. It's completely encrypted too. Even Apple don't have a ‘key’ to read your private stuff.

The Register's guide to protecting your data when visiting the US


Re: Don't accept it, act on it

Hopefully that's not cramping your salary/promotion prospects?

I'm not sure that the Federal Government are overly concerned with your microscopic weed crime thirty years ago and £10 costs (!).

If correct, and given you're US border hassle averse, I hope your employer never finds out that the EDSA application is only £14 and almost nobody mentions trivial arrests/convictions on it anyway.

Otherwise, they might seek a US-based time backpay in lieu of all the trips you dodged out of using that lame old excuse.

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