* Posts by Michael Habel

2365 posts • joined 21 Aug 2007

Europe Commission thunders: Tech firms must do more to remove extremist content

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Dont worry...

Net Nutrality will save the day... (And, Free Speach)... Or so say the nutters, that actually think that its a great idea.

Tech giants at war: Google pulls plug on YouTube in Amazon kit

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Re: Love the Hendrix reference

@elip

You sir are correct as the Pythons once remarked, we must always look on the bright side of life...

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Re: Love the Hendrix reference

Badly? Ok your free to go now.... And, not to ever darken our Door again.

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Re: Love the Hendrix reference

~Tis the season an all that....

At this point it's a close odds toss up whether the 'high suicide rate' at xmas isn't more related to the constant repeat of the shortlist of current 'in fashion' xmas pop absolutely every shop is playing.~

Except who actually still bothers to schelp their butts to the Mall anymore? I thought us really clever People let Santa Team c/o DHL do the Shopping for us... From the comfort of our comfie chairs.

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Re: Love the Hendrix reference

At least they didn't tie the rhyme to Last Christmas, by Wham...

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Re: Don't get worked up over each other

It's kinda hard to whinge on about how warm it is when your freezing your nuts off waiting to catch the Bus into Work, in the Morning. And not look like a complete douche while attempting to do so.

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Re: Don't get worked up over each other

Flawed argument is seriously flawed... Or I must not live in the same dimension as the Op, where both Google, and Amazon. Live on the same plain as an AT&T, or Comcast. Which unlike them (Google, and Amazon), actually ARE ISPs.

Sorry if I fail to equate AWS with an ISP. As far as Google Fiber goes... Call me back whenever the manage to gain any real traction with that. A few Poduck Towns exclusive to the USA does not an ISP on the level of the BIG BOYs make.

But, hay don't let me disrupt your wonderful narrative....

O Christmas wreath, O Christmas wreath, thy potent skunk's in bunches

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Re: Not funny in the slightest

Axes you say?

Do you like Huey Lewis, and the News?

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Re: Note to self...

Thin Mints...

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Re: Our hallway...

So this is what Our EU President gets up to?

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I hope so.... Life's to short for sobriety.

Spy-on-your-home Y-Cam cameras removes free cloud storage bit

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Re: Free Now, Pay Later...

I do wonder how long this model will continue, before competition reverts to the one off sales approach.

Forget it Electronic Arts* have shown us with their utmost comptempt, that this Ship has sailed.

*As with both Linear single player Games, and their spamy Lootcrates.

Microsoft adds nothing to new Semi-Annual Windows Server preview

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~just nigly fuck ups that make me wonder is they are on top of their testing.~

Blame the poor uptake of Windows X for that...

La La La, I can't hear you: FCC responds to net neut concerns

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Re: Trickle down bandwidth

And by your arguments Communism had faild because mankind is to stupid to implment real communism.

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Doesn't it just beg the question though...

If Net Neutrality was such a great thing....

How the Hell did we go nearly Twenty Years without it without the apocalyptic things these NN Remoaners usually bang on about having ever happened?

Huawei Mate 10 Pro: The unfashionable estate car wants to go to town

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Re: Price...

Hell you'd only be so lucky just to pay that over the course of a Two Year Contract. In most cases you probably could get away with buying Three.

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Re: Close but no cigar .....

1) Extra cost

2) Who needs a crappy SD Card when you have a 128GBs of built in storage

3 It's current year, and it's time for you to step up your Bluetooth game

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Re: 18:9 displays are 10 a penny these days...

Which is still just a 2:1 ratio, at the end of the day.

Did you unwittingly support the destruction of net neutrality rules?

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So anyone who's against removing Net Neutrality. Thinks the likes of Netflix should be given a pass for all the Traffic they eat up? While paying the same freight charges as the Website to SpaceJam? Which probably is lucky to see traffic in the 10s of visitors a year. Something doesn't seem right about this.

Tiered Internet memes from 2014 (i.e. you can only visit this Site if you've paid us that amount), would be shut down faster than the next ISP that decided NOT to do that to their customers.

And, again... The so-called "hindrance" of free sprach? Seems to me... That if you just happen to hold some unpopular opinion... *cough* MAGA *cough*, or your just reasonable enough to recognize that most lifeforms have just the TWO SEXES... (And, anything else is a mental health issue). Than yeah... Let us speak of this mythical freedom of speech thing, and how repealing Obummer era Net Neutrality is somehow gonna place an even greater burden on said freedom.

Seems to me the Internet got on just fine between it's inception, and what was it? 2015 when Obummer signed the Bill. >Implying the Internet will die with it's repeal. Perhaps you lot should stop over reacting, and read the FCC proposal instead.

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Re: Strange pattern

Who Sanders? I think he went back to the Senate.

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Re: Strange pattern

In all fairness given a fair shot... (Which was NOT afforded to Mr. Sanders), Berry the HIV Infected Flea would've crushed ol' Killary Rotten Clinton. It happened sadly in 2008, and thankfully again in 2016. But, hay Hillary gal keep running, and give us Trump 2020!

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Re: queue remoaners wanting a similar tool in the UK to validate brexit votes (:

Re: Freedom of Speech.... (See Twitter, Facebook, and Google (e.g. YouTube)...

NEWSFLASH: We haven't had this "Freedom of Speach" of which you speak of, for quite a while now.

So mythbusted...

Is Oomi the all-in-one smart home system we've been waiting for?

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Re: You Car just drives itself....

Give it time.... Give it time.

Tesla reveals a less-long-legged truck, but a bigger reservation price

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They mad bro :D

Barking absolutely barking....

'Urgent data corruption issue' destroys filesystems in Linux 4.14

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Re: That's open source or you...

That's why the let the Plebs with Free Win X do the testing for them...

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Pint

Re: That's open source or you...

Yummm tasty North Sea Pr0nz!

Iranian military hacker fingered for 'Game of p0wns' HBO leak

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Surly the CIA has better things to do then bother this poor smuck? Or?

As Google clamps down, 'Droid developer warns 'breaking day' is coming

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There are always innocent casualties in War.

That said, they should not just toss this idea away because a few Dev will get their Fefees hurt. Because they decided to take a shortcut instead of writing precisely targeted Code. That doesn't have to rely on such shortcuts, which may (or may not), also open the Door to other bad actors.

So this time at least I will side on the Chocolate Factory on this Issue.

Linus Torvalds 'sorry' for swearing, blames popularity of Linux itself

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Pint

The deterioration of my 'Health', and 'Well-being', are both largely do the the appalling lack of Beer-O'clock. As Carlin once remarked HSIOW. And we still have another Two gruling Days till we get there...

Amazon launches Secret Region – so secret it's endorsed by the CIA

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Re: CIA + Secrets = red flag to Wikileaks & the conspiracy nuts

As theCat from the 100$(USD), Note, was noted to have remarked....

Two can keep a Secret... If One of them is dead...

Samsung shows off Linux desktops on Galaxy smartmobes

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Replacing the Company Laptop? Yep talking of a real slice of Pie in the Sky stuff here... Implying I want to use a 5lb re-education tool to hammer up a Nail to hang my Pictures on the Wall. But, in this case it would be in reverse..

Just 'cause you might be able to replace your Laptop wit a Phablet... It's probably still not entirely desirable to actually do it.

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Re: Still waiting

Ok forget Windows.. Has there ever been any real work done to port anything like BSD, or a proper Linux to those Atom powered Devices.

Hell it's depressing as Hell that Canonical ended up going with some no-name brand, and only sold their Phones in some British DIY Shop that traditionally doesn't sell those types of things (e.g. Phones). Thus further insuring their utter failure.

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Knowing Samsung they'll make all the right noises about it coming out in some future update. That everyone will end-up hanging on their Phones for the next 6 - 8 Months for. Only to learn that this will be an exclusive feature of the Galaxy 9 Note. (And, that will be if someone in Seoul actually gives a toss about a feature, that arguably 99% of their userbase couldn't give a rats behind about.

Belgian court says Skype must provide interception facilities

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Re: why does iplaye implement geo blocking

Well the nuked Top Gear... And now their doing the same with Doctor Who*. Didn't they also lose Bake Off as well? Seems all they have left are shows about Fleamarket (Bootsales), and reprocessed homes under the B&Hammer. Yeah I don't think I'm missing much either.

And since the last time I checked BBC4 was nothing but, bunch of repeates from >2010. Again saw all that crap before they cut the spot beam down. Thus ending my viewing of those Channels via Freesat.

*I shall probably stop watching this nonsense after the Christmas Special. What a shame the BBC wasted such a great actor for this role.... But, this could be said of anyone post Davidson.

That said this was One Shark too many...

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Re: Belgium is a tiny country

If that's the case... The why does the BBC (i.e. iPlayer) do this?

Heads up: OnePlus phones have a secret root backdoor and the password is 'angela'

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Mutti letting in undesirables in since 2015!

Boffins on alert: Brace yourselves for huge gravitational wave coming within a decade

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Re: In other words,

>Implying that you better then the rest of us... We all came off the "B Ark"...

Boffins: We can identify you by your typing, and we're gonna sell the tech to biz, govt – yay!

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Re: Accelerometer data

~You can tell by the way I use my walk?~

You're despicable!

Qualcomm is shipping next chip it'll perhaps get sued for: ARM server processor Centriq 2400

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Where are nVIDIA on this front?

Actually FWIW I wonder why Team Green aren't exploring this market with something like their Pascal (Tegra), Chips. This almost feels like something they were aiming for before being shot down, by both Intel, and Team Red (AMD/ATi).

Stop worrying and let the machines take our jobs – report

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Re: Umm?

Better than last year, in that we now have massive concrete blocks to protect us from disgruntled foreigners driving their trucks into a bunch of recently unemployed people's enjoying a local street fair.

Don't worry about those 40 Linux USB security holes. That's not a typo

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Re: Who could have predicted that?

Sounds like the ideal place to store some planned Council Plans, regarding a purposed bypass.

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Re: Tell me now

That's a strange use of the word "Upgrade", that I was previously unaware of...

It's 2017 and you can still pwn Android gear with Wi-Fi packets – so get patching now

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Re: Dear Motorola

About the same as with those you spend 400+£€$$ on. If you stupid enough to get a Samsung Tablet.

As to how safe it all is... Is down to a mixture of how well you can read, and follow directions off a Forum. But, as always the best place to start is on XDA-Developers.

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

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What about those with optical defefficiencies?

Assuming this Face Scan is anything like Google's / Samsung Face Scan unlock that can't do sh-- when I have my Glasses on...

Car insurers recoil in horror from paying auto autos' speeding fines

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So I'm liable for my Volkswagon exceeding CO2 emissions?~

Actually yes you probably are. But, since your Car is still likely under some Warranty or other. You could try, and take it up with VW. Though I doubt they would care much.

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Re: Terrorism

Yeah... 'Cause that kind of thinking has kept the like of S0NY (PSP, PS3, PSV, and PS4), safe from any, and all whoever had an interest in hacking such a Device. Perhaps our good friends at John Deer, will find a way to criminalize the act of simply trying to attempt a cheaper DIY Job, instead of opting for the more expensive Dealership Garage to do it for you.

Forget One Windows, Microsoft says it's time to modernize your apps

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Good bye, and good riddance I say!

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Why the hate on salted Pork Products?

It's clearly not HALAL enough.

Wanna exorcise Intel's secretive hidden CPU from your hardware? Meet Purism's laptops

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Re: We need companies like Purism

I blame my Smartphone... Beit the crappy on-screen Keyboard, or the overzealous Autocorrect.

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Re: We need companies like Purism

~For example, how can one be sure the government can't subvert every phone using their airwaves if all radio chips must go through them first?~

Thus we have a reason why these Companies such as Purism exist for. It's up to you if you think that they are trusty enough, or not.

A real Third Option is to NOT support Companies that pull this kind of crap. Which may on the face of it seem harder than it seems. But, I gather that this is only on the newer CPUs.

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