* Posts by Maximum Delfango

23 posts • joined 20 Oct 2019

Weird flex but OK... Motorola's comeback is a $1,500 Razr flip-phone with folding 6.2" screen

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If this works, it'll be fantastic. Way too expensive mind you, but still - very cool.

Apple's credit card caper probed over sexism claims – after women screwed over on limits

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Re: women getting stiffed on limits

You need to be on Twitter - the internet demands it!

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Credit card companies want to lend just a bit more than people can afford to borrow - so the credit card companies can extract some hefty interest without being too exposed to defaulting. A certain amount of defaulting is built in to the system as the cost of doing business.

There's no way a credit card company nowadays would base a decision purely on gender. This will be based on sole earnings (credit card companies don't take a spouse's or partner's income into account - why would they), and amount of debt (you are actually penalised for being debt free - see above).

But still - this has given the perpetually outraged another chance to raise their social media profile by a bit of frothing on Twitter, so that's nice.

Facebook iOS app silently turns on your phone camera. Ah, relax – it's just a bug, lol!?

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Now's the time to remove those little 'f' buttons on every page

How about it, El Reg? Do we really need those social media buttons?

Imagine OLE reinvented for the web and that's 90% of Microsoft's Fluid Framework: We dig into O365 collaborative tech

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Re: Please, not all this fun again...........

Maybe Torvalds can get off his lazy butt and finally write git for Office. Could one of you ask him please? I’m, er, busy or something.

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At least three old pigs...

Wearing the same lipstick.

Boffins don bad 1980s fashion to avoid being detected by object-recognizing AI cameras

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Re: Large Fruitiness

It’d fool me anyway mr president.

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I always knew

That global hypercolour and best company were the epitome of cool and it’s good that the computers get it too.

While Apple fanbois rage at Catalina, iGiant quietly drops iOS and macOS security patches

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Apple software quality seems to be definitely dropping...

It all used to 'just work'. Now it 'works, just'.

You're flowing it wrong: Bad network route between Microsoft, Apple blamed for Azure, O365 MFA outage

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"this cloud thingy is still pretty new" - not really. I believe that networks, and the general ability to connect computers together, have have been around for some decades now. The new bit about the cloud is the poor standard of developers who bash all this stuff together.

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Re: Design, we've heard of it

Why aren't these elementary questions like "what do we do if APNs are down" being asked at design stage?

They don't even bother to ask ... "hey, just how would the work somewhere where they don't have the world's best fibre"?

Windows 10 update slips past Aussie border force and borks access to its Integrated Cargo System

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"...the ABF have been working with teams from Unisys, IBM, Home Affairs and Microsoft to find a resolution to these issues".

Oh well. They're f**ked.

Red hangs up the Hydrogen phone as firm exits handset business

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I think we can give him a lot of credit for Red (the camera, not the colour); not sure about Oakey though. The more fashion-conscious folk here might have a thought or two on this.

Plan to strip post-Brexit Brits of .EU domains now on hold: Registry waves white flag amid political madness

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Let me sort this out for you all

This is the official UK position:

The UK will definitely or maybe exit or remain in or out of the EU at some point in the future or not. And that is just what a minority or a majority or none of the British population might or might not want at any particular time or at no time at all. Going forward or backwards, this will allow certainty or not in our dealings or lack of dealings with our friends or partners or enemies or bemused onlookers in or out of the EU. Due to the hard work or incompetence or laziness of this or that government, the NI border issue has now been simultaneously solved, not solved or maybe solved to the agreement of everyone or no-one right now or later or never.

Talk about a killer feature: Home, Home Mini gear replacements promised after fatal update bricks gadgets

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Re: My Home Mini died after update.

Why not buy a second Mini to find out how your first one is doing? The second young one might coax the first old one back to life. Works with dogs, anyway. Sometimes.

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Re: And in classic Google fashion...

Yes, they really do.

Nothing's certain except death and patches – so that 'final' Windows 10 19H2 build isn't really

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I will consider Windows 10 final when there is a single settings application.

...like every other OS has. Until then, it's an omni-shambles.

No one would be so scummy as to scam a charity, right? UK orgs find out the hard way

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Re: Charities are a fraud

Agree fully. In 2017, Comic Relief paid £570k in redundancy pay after a senior management shuffle. Astonishing and disgusting.

That’s a lot of kids’ food and medicine. I’d never donate to anything other than a small local charity.

Any finger will do? Samsung Galaxy S10 with a screen protector reportedly easy to fool

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Somehow this feels typical Samsung...

They never really get the technology and software right do they?

Mark Hurd is dead

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HP is ruined and Oracle is merely the dying plaything of an egomaniac

I don't think Hurd added much except to his bank account.

Microsoft Surface Pro X: Windows on Arm usable at long last – but, boy, are you gonna pay for it

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Re: £1,700 for a Surface Pro X

There's a certain sort of person who would buy this at £1,700 but would refuse to buy it at £750, which is probably what it's worth. I shamefully confess I am a bit like that, but at least I have Apple products and Swiss watches to soak up my spare salary. This approach hasn't helped me become any more popular by the way, in case you were wondering.

Google lashes out at DoJ, Oracle as it asks US Supremes to sniff Java suit one last time

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It surely would've been cheaper for Google to move Android over to use Go and pay to convert every App on Google play.

Junior minister says gov.UK considering facial recognition to verify age of p0rn-watchers

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Re: I Haz a Question

Just do what I do - wear a gimp suit. Put it this way, it's not my face they need to recognise.


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