* Posts by Some Twat

16 posts • joined 16 Oct 2018

'Pure technical contributions aren’t enough'.... Intel commits to code of conduct for open-source projects

Some Twat

Re: Some twat

"Think about why you're upset. It's on you."

And there it is, after all the hand-waving, the "yeah we really aren't going to listen to anyone who disagrees with us".

Some Twat

Re: What's all the hoopla about ?

You're being a deliberately obtuse pseudo-intellectual. Merit in this case is derived from creating code that meets the requirements of the software, be it in being bug-free, speed of production, speed of execution, use of resources, quality of documentation or extensibility/maintainability (or any combination of the above).

Some Twat

Depending on certain factors, not related to being gay or straight, they may be able to, it's more that they are less likely to choose to.

Some Twat

Re: re: Still, if it makes you happy to call people bigots, have at it.

Unfortunately the nature of humanity, and more specifically of the people pushing this particular idea, mean that a bad implementation is inevitable, however good people's intentions may be.

Some Twat

If you're contributing to an open-source project, chances are nobody has the foggiest idea whether you're gay or straight. Nor do they give the slightest of fucks. You need to learn to offer that same respect to others. I suspect the reason you're having conflicts with everyone (and it does seem that you are) is that you are yourself the source of the conflict due to your shitty attitude.

Some Twat

Disagreeing with you does not make someone a bigot. Unfortunately, there is a section of society that believes it does. Wrongthink must be punished. Ironically the most bigoted people out there are the very people pushing this stuff, judging everyone by the colour of their skin, the arrangement of their genitalia and what they like to do with that genitalia (and with whom). Still, if it makes you happy to call people bigots, have at it.

Some Twat

I'm beginning to see the same disconnect here between the writers of this publication and its audience as has been seen in the gaming press, where the writers utterly despise gamers and seem hell-bent on telling them how fucking awful they are. Don't go that way El Reg.

Android fans get fat November security patch bundle – if the networks or mobe makers are kind enough to let 'em have it

Some Twat

Happy to say my Xiaomi Mi A2 got its patch yesterday.

Smartphone industry is in 'recession'! Could it be possible we have *gasp* reached 'peak tech'?

Some Twat

Re: not unless they die.

Any chance of a link to how one might create one's own phone?

Worldwide Web wizard Tim Berners-Lee sticks wellington boot into Worldwide Web's giants: Time to break 'em up?

Some Twat

Re: Interesting point about Twitter

Actually there is a problem and people do take it seriously. The mob demands that someone is fired, and someone is usually sacrificed to sate the angry mob.

The Chinese are here: Xiaomi to bring phones to the UK next month

Some Twat

Re: If this was five years ago...

You know what I mean, my point is that google maps was pointing the wrong way most of the time, as was the compass app. The point is that the phone was unfit for purpose. It was clearly faulty as who the hell would sell a phone that doesn't know which way you're facing? That's just ludicrous for a bunch of reasons such as google maps, AR apps, etc. My new Xiaomi on the other hand, works like a dream.

Some Twat

Re: If this was five years ago...

@Ledswinger - I'll echo your comments on support - I bought a Sony Xperia.. never again. Took 3 months of faff with their broken website and support droids on social media, web chat and phone all denying any kind of problem (touchscreen not working at the edges, GPS pointing in entirely the wrong [random] direction, dodgy connectivity) before they finally took it in for repair. It came back a month later still broken. Lesson learned, Sony are now verboten in the Twat household.

Some Twat

I have a Xiaomi Mi A2 and it's bloody lovely. Cost a mere £180 and it's spot on. No notch, excellent camera, nice loud speakers, decent battery, performance is plenty good enough, stock android, exactly what an old fart like me is looking for in a phone.

EDIT: Obviously I avoid doing anything sensitive on the device, but then I follow the same practice for any mobile phone due to Chinese manufacturing, government surveillance, etc.

Top AI conference NIPS won't change its name amid growing protest over 'bad taste' acronym

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Objections by those who contribute nothing, as ever

As ever, the Social Justice left (aka the creature wearing the left's skin, for unlike the actual left they utterly despise the working classes) are jumping on a cause and lecturing people - the thing is that in every fucking case it's people who contribute fuck all, who aren't interested at all in the thing they're trying to change, who just get on Twitter, see a fucking hashtag controversy and try to fuck shit up. Fuck em.

Assange catgate hearing halted as Ecuador hunts around for someone who speaks Australian

Some Twat

Tbh he's being very very stupid, shitting on the people who are keeping him out of the clutches of the US government. Very stupid indeed.

Amazon Prime Music turns the volume down a little too much

Some Twat

Amazon music sucks

I used them because of the music locker which was a pretty decent deal, and when I signed up the web interface didn't completely suck. Then the interface gradually got worse, uploading music became increasingly irritating and they finally killed the locker service, all while having duplicate albums all over the place and removing songs from the service at an alarming rate. I decided that I'd quite like to actually own my music (which I've bought from a variety of sources) and stream it to my devices so I set up my RasPi to do that job for me. Sorted.

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