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* Posts by sabroni

2574 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Got any ecsta-sea? Boffins get octopuses high on MDMA – for science, duh

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Ha Ha!

Comedy animal abuse! Ho fucking ho.

No wonder people think scientists are cunts.

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'Men only' job ad posts land Facebook in boiling hot water with ACLU

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Re: Women are no different to men when it comes to being vicious, intolerant and unpleasant.

Citation please! I've only got personal experience to go on, just 50 years, so the fact that in my experience vicious, intolerant and unpleasant men massively outnumber vicious, intolerant and unpleasant women may just be me projecting. You sound like you've got data, please share!

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Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for my 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help

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Re: Rainbow haired

And if Linus had posted the OP you'd be saying how justified it was?

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Re: His two priorities are clean code, that runs, no BS, no fluf.

Quality counting!

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So sad

That people seem to genuinely feel that there's no way to be strict in software development without being an arse. Linus seems to have finally realised that the two are unrelated, when will his religious followers?

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US govt concedes that you can indeed f**k Nazis online: Domain-name swear ban lifted

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Re: re: who are somehow morally in the right in some eyes?

Fucks sake! People genuinely downvoting "you can't judge a person's character by the colour of their skin".

Doesn't mean "you're not allowed to", it means "you won't be assessing their character, just your own".

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Card-stealing code that pwned British Airways, Ticketmaster pops up on more sites via hacked JS

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re: And how do you enforce this ?

By actually implementing the same-origin policy that was supposed to stop this bullshit in the first place.

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Article 13 pits Big Tech and bots against European creatives

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Re: There's plenty of journalists out there who present an unbiased piece

No, there aren't.

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Re: As usual Andrew hates Google

Logical fallacy. Whether Andrew hates Google or not is irrelevant in the discussion of copyright law in the eu.

Makes it look like you can't argue with what he's said.

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Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

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Thinking about others feelings?

Fuck that! I'm too busy with my own rage.

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Boffins bash Google Translate for sexism

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Not a problem for me

So I'm happy to say "it's science" and move on.

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Tesla's chief accounting officer drives off after just a month on the job

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Re: I'll forgive Mr Musk every single one of his downsides.

How would you feel if he'd repeatedly called you a "pedo" on twitter?

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We're all sick of Fortnite, but the flaw found in its downloader is the latest way to attack Android

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Re: Point being what ?

Apple's walled garden has better walls so they had to pay up. Google allow anyone to side load.

Apple users are used to laying out lots of cash. Google users are used to getting things for free.

(Industry standard? How many app stores did you look at to get that figure?)

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re: Bypass the Play Store and this is what can happen.

Nice game you've got here, very profitable. It'd be a shame if anything nasty happened to it.......

Of course we can give you protection! And for only 30% of your sale price!

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Winner, Winner, prison dinner: Five years in the clink for NSA leaker

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surprised!

I expected all the usual right wing nuts to be on here explaining why Russia meddling in US elections is a good thing...

Instead all we get is flaccid "she knew the risks" platitudes and a bit of forelock tugging.

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Re: Sod her

Indeed! Obey peasants!! We know what's best for you!

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OpenAI bots smashed in their first clash against human Dota 2 pros

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Re: why surprised humans beat a handicapped AI ?

"There are simply too many combinations and possibilities for a computer to master at the moment."

The article states that there are a lot of restrictions in place because the AI can't handle the full game. Surely letting the humans be their best would involve these restrictions also being removed?

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Unpicking the Pixel puzzle: Why Google is struggling to impress

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Re: And that makes them different from Apple in that...?

They're different in that people want to buy from Apple. Desire for Google products, as pointed out in some length in the article you're commenting on, is not really there.

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Fire chief says Verizon throttled department's data in the middle of massive Cali wildfires

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Re: Lose the holier than thou act. It clashes with your hostility.

What act? I genuinely don't think money is the most important thing, if I did I'd be earning a fuck sight more working for much dodgier people.

If thinking that people's lives are more important than contract law makes me holier than you maybe you're the one with the issue?

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Re: A contract means what it says it means, not what you wish it means.

The point I'm making is, if you're selling an internet connection to the emergency services you shouldn't offer them something that can throttle them in the middle of an emergency. A good salesman gives the punter the best product for their requirements not the best product for the salesman's commission.

It should be illegal for Verizon to provide this kind of product to the emergency services. Emergency services are too important for this bullshit.

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Re: A contract means what it says it means, not what you wish it means.

What's more important jake? Human life or contracts?

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It may be poor man's Photoshop, but GIMP casts a Long Shadow with latest update

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Re: once you put half a day or a day into it, it's actually easier

That really doesn't matter. You've lost most of the potential users in the first half day.

A good user interface is inviting, uses standard elements that users already know and invites experimentation by ensuring undoing stuff is as easy as doing it. It doesn't matter how much fancy stuff your app does, if it's not easy to use and there are alternatives then most users will go somewhere else.

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Google bod wants cookies to crumble and be remade into something more secure

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Re: Perhaps you haven't seen the vast numbers of web applications that serialize....

.... server-side objects and send the serial representation as the cookie value?

Or perhaps I wrote "Session identifying cookie" because I was talking about cookies that identify a session on the server.

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Re: Zero understanding of cookies

Cookies may be stored on the server side but that's not what they're about. What's important is that the server told your browser to remember something and when your browser next connects to that server the thing is sent.

So a session identifying cookie is useless if the server doesn't store it, it's just a key into a server side data store. A "default to the UK view" cookie is pointless if stored on the server, it's specifically about offloading that information to the client.

The concept is simple. Server says to client "remember this", client sends "this" every time it talks to server.

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It's official: TLS 1.3 approved as standard while spies weep

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Re: Lets get real

Fucking Microsoft!

I knew this was all their fucking fault!

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For all the excitement, Pie may be Android's most minimal makeover yet – thankfully

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Re: How often my phone gets updated is of no importance to me

What do I care if a website can hijack my device because I haven't updated the webview component?

This is exactly what MS are doing with Windows 10, if you want security updates you have to also accept them "updating" applications you're using however they see fit.

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first rule of down votes

Don't mention down votes!

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UK.gov to tech industry: Hands up who can help cut teachers' admin

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Re: Put an outright ban on PC feminism and other stupidity on school property

Feminism isn't stupid. Assuming that someone's gender has a massive impact on their ability is stupid.

Teaching respect for others regardless of gender, sexuality and religion is not "PC stupidity", it's basic common sense. Judging on the upsurge is discrimination in public it needs to be taught in schools.

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Oracle's JEDI mine trick: IT giant sticks a bomb under Pentagon's $10bn single-vendor cloud plan

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Re: being locked into an Oracle solution

Hilarious though it sounds they're not actually arguing that "lock in" is bad unless it's Oracle you're locked to. They're arguing that the contract should be awarded to multiple suppliers.

Surely anyone seriously thinking about moving to the cloud should consider portability between vendors as a major plus?

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Bank on it: It's either legal to port-scan someone without consent or it's not, fumes researcher

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If I run a port scan of your machine from my machine it's bad, but if I upload a port scanner to your machine that's ok?

I would argue the former is less invasive.

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Dear alt-right morons and other miscreants: Disrupt DEF CON, and the goons will 'ave you

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Re: False flag attack

Fake news!! FAKE NEWS!!!!!!

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Basic bigot bait: Build big black broad bots – non-white, female 'droids get all the abuse

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Re: as if we were the only country on earth with such a problem

Agreed, racism is everywhere and seems to be on the rise. Nevertheless you have to admit the USA are becoming world leaders in it. Your president equates Facists with Anti-facists as if fighting discrimination is the same as discrimination. And your police shoot a fuck ton of black people, often just for being black.

But I'm still of the belief that racists are in the minority in the USA and elsewhere, they're just making a lot of noise at the moment.

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Amnesty slaps Google amid crippled censored China search claims

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Re: but refusing to do business with them isn't going to make them change either

Isn't it? It might not change government policy overnight but it does mean that, if the product's good enough, people will find a way to use it. So it could well encourage technology that circumvents government censorship.

You're argument sounds a lot like "Some people are thieves so I should steal too".

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Re: Don't know why anyone expects differently

Because unlike all the other international megacorporations Google has "Don't be evil" in it's code of conduct.

Ok, "expect" is maybe a bit strong, but they said it so we're allowed to keep pointing it out!

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Riddle me this: TypeScript's latest data type is literally unknown

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If you're on here without it you've got a pretty limited experience. I see scripts from 5 domains, though I'm only running the Reg ones. Virtually every web site these days relies on it for something, a lot don't work at all without it.

You can bitch and moan about it all you like but it is installed on pretty much every client computing device.

Besides which it's perfectly serviceable if you know what you're doing. I see shit code in C# every day. Doesn't make me hate the language, just the devs who don't know how to use it properly. It does make me wonder why people think type safety is going to improve the quality of JS in the wild.....

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The internet's very own Muslim ban continues: DNS overlord insists it can freeze dot-words

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Re: "broke"?

Tips and Corrections link, to the left of the comments button at the bottom of the article. Gets things like this dealt with quicker. If that's want you want.

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Shock Land Rover Discovery: Sellers could meddle with connected cars if not unbound

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Re: it's not simply down to the manufacturer

It's completely their responsiblity though. This isn't a bolt out of the blue revelation, it's something they were fully aware of throughout the development of this system. They were fully aware that people sell cars. If they didn't put in place a robust mechanism to deal with this fact then they are at fault.

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Some of you really don't want Windows 10's April 2018 update on your rigs

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Re: Not my fault you can't use it right.

Look, the thing I'm familiar with I find much easier to work with. That crap that you use is rubbish, everytime I try to use it I fuck up.

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Another German state plans switch back from Linux to Windows

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Re: he/she/it probably was from Microsoft.

Of course he was. What other reason could there possibly be for suggesting MS is a better fit for corporate IT? Well, experience I guess......

(Just waiting for my brown envelope now.)

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Google answers 'Why Google Cloud?' with services and spectacle

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re: Compared to AWS and MS Cloud services wobbles/down time

I don't think that's the kind of trust we're talking about (not that google's cloud seems to be particularly robust if the articles on here are anything to go by).

The question is whether Google can be trusted to not try and monetise your data. Going on previous the answer to that is no.

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Quantum, Linux and Dynamics: That's the week at Microsoft, not a '70s prog rock band

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Re: re: don't bother trying to reinvent wheels that have been invented better elsewhere.

So it's not better, you're just familiar with doing it the old way. I don't have a problem with that. My problem was with the original "invented better elsewhere" comment.

Powershell is different to most command lines because of it's piping and it's state management. That's worth investigation if you're interested in technology, however familiar you are with your current way of working.

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re: don't bother trying to reinvent wheels that have been invented better elsewhere.

How is piping text between commands better than piping objects?

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Hooray: Google App Engine finally ready for Python 3 (and PHP 7.2)

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WTF?

App Engine is the OG of serverless

Good grief.

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If Brussels wants Android forks, phone makers aren't helping

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re: I hope mobile phone companies are threatening to pull out of the EU because of this.

Because Huawei aren't giving unlock codes any more?

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Official: The shape of the smartphone is changing forever

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A useful extension to the display.

I guess the facts of this depend on whether manufacturers build notch shaped displays from scratch or not. If the notch means cutting a bit of working screen out then it's a waste. If the manufacturers can build them that way then I guess they're ugly but potentially useful.

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Fork it! Google fined €4.34bn over Android, has 90 days to behave

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Re: it is only fair that we fine some of theirs back!

That's not how it works Pete. They're being fined for illegal behaviour not because the USA are a bunch of big meanies!!

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Wearable hybrids prove the bloated smartwatch is one of Silly Valley's biggest mistakes

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Anecdotal

My sister's partner bought a second hand iPhone that came with an apple watch. I asked them what it was good for. "Charging" was the reply.

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re: That's bollocks, it really is.

Is it? What's the compelling use case for a smart watch then? There are none in the article or comments so far....

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You wanna be an alpha... tester of The Register's redesign? Step this way

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I'd like to see it fill the page

Why doesn't it?

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Skype Classic headed for the chopping block on September 1

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Re: Oh marvelous

If he's on a pc with a browser Google Hangouts is "free" and works as well as Skype.

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