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* Posts by sabroni

2530 posts • joined 11 May 2007

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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Heatwave shmeatwave: Brit IT departments cool their racks – explicit pics

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Re: Have you hit upon an interesting way to cool your tech systems?

Do you vote conservative?

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PETA calls for fish friendly Swedish street signage

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Re: Wow.

Sorry, my bad, clearly none of you in these four pages of comments have got your knickers in a twist.

And jake, you're really out of order there mate. You don't have to cook vegan for people, you can just not cook for them. To deliberately feed them something they've told you they don't want is pretty shitty.

How would you feel if I fed something you believed to be pork that turned out to be human? It's all just about where you draw the line, and it's my line for me, not yours.

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Wow.

Lots of meat eating snowflakes in this thread.....

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CEST la vie, IR35 workers: HMRC sets out stall for ignoring Mutuality of Obligation

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Re: So...

You are getting paid at least twice the "permie" rate though, something "conties" always seem to forget to mention.

Even after tax that means you get paid more for the same work.

And it's not like you don't use the facilities and services that the taxes pay for, is it?

I've done both types of work, just used an umbrella when contacting, still made excellent money.

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iPhone 8 now outsells X, and every other phone

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Re: BMW should stop selling the 7 series because they sell more 5s and 3s using that logic.

Not really the same thing is it. They didn't come out with the 7 as a replacement for the 5.

For your comparison to work BMW would have to be currently producing two models of the 7, one from 2 years ago and one newer, slightly bigger more expensive one. If that was the case, and customers preferred the 2 year old model to the current one, they you'd be bang on the money!

It's not the case though is it. Apple released the X to replace the 8, but customers prefer the 8. That's all this story is saying.

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European Parliament balks at copyright law reform vote

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Re: McCartney

Google are against it. They have a fuck sight more money than McCartney, which they make in a lot of cases by distributing copyrighted material they don't have a right to use.

McCartney made his money by creating music. Google have made a lot of theirs off of other people's creativity.

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Euro bank regulator: Don't follow the crowd. Stay off the cloud

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Re: Unless of course it's America.

The American's don't care if the data is in America or not. The issues MS have had over their Irish data centre make that crystal clear.

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A £1.3m prize for a plunging share price at BT? Not so fast...

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Re: People complain when the bonus is linked to rising shareprice

Do they? Not noticed that round here at all. And this news is clearly pleasing a lot of people.

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and then, once you're gone, trebles all round in the boardroom for doing such a sterling job!

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When Google's robots give your business the death sentence – who you gonna call?

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Re: experience of Alphabet brethren YouTube involved me speaking to a Mountain View based humanoid

And they understood you?

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re: it's just somebody else's computer you can't control

So to your mind my pc is the cloud? That's really all there is to it? The distribution across contintents isn't part of it? The ability to rapidly scale up and down isn't a thing?

I get your point, when I use the cloud it's not my computer and I don't control it, but don't pretend the cloud doesn't have any benefits to go along with the bad bits.

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Re: I'd like to point out that that application....

Looks to me like you have no idea what the requirements of this system are but assume it's been done wrong.

Do you spend a lot of time on stack overflow answering queries with "why do you want to do that?"

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Microsoft shoves US govt IT contract where ICE throws kids: Out of sight in a chain-link cage

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Re: do you believe this to be true?

"all over the country folks are having their children kidnapped by state agencies because those agencies believe that children allowed to walk a few blocks home from school by themselves constitutes neglect and deserves removing the children to foster care"

As true as that.

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Re: Separating kids from parents ? Us Brits can shut up, oh, so can the French!

Whataboutery.

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Re: That's easy : bigoted racists.

You're just saying that because they attempted to wipe out the people who were living there before them!

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WTF?

And, nowadays, if you say you're English they put you in jail.

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Google-free Android kit tipped to sell buckets

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Re: What do people want in a smartwatch?

Your list is bobbins! this is mine:

Proper video calls like in the films

Laser weapon that can cut through a mustang engine block

Holographic projector to make me look like anyone I choose

Holographic projector to make me invisible

Universal (not just earth) real time voice translation

anti gravity function

tells the time

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Tesla undecimates its workforce but Elon insists everything's absolutely fine

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Re: sustainable, clean energy

Ooh, someone spotted that people in the comments know their stuff so decided a quick derail was in order?

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New York State is trying to ban 'deepfakes' and Hollywood isn't happy

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Re: Fitting justice.

Indeed, the nerve of it, thinking we have the right to our own images! It's much more important that wankers with poor imaginations can still get off.

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Which? calls for compensation for users hit by Windows 10 woes

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Re: If it was only security patches

I agree. They had a terrible rep and had to do something about it. The problem is that the marketing droids have turned it into "security updates and new features" which actually means "security updates and fucking with existing features you like to make them worse".

I'm no fan of the knee-jerk anti MS brigade, but in this case they have a point. (CURSES!!)

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Apple: No currency mining for you in our App Store thank you

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Re: From hell's heart, I stab at thee

Or, as they gave you the option, you could just say no.

Maybe the hell's heart stabbing could be reserved for people who run mining code without asking you?

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Devuan ships second stable cut of its systemd-free Linux

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Re: Who gives a flying fuck about uptime on any single given machine?

All the linux zealots who use Windows update reboots as a stick to beat MS with.

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Oddly enough, when a Tesla accelerates at a barrier, someone dies: Autopilot report lands

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re: Is it because he told you the truth about your pantomime profession?

Oh no he didn't!!

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Drupal drisputes dreport of widespread wide-open websites – whoa

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WTF?

So...

What's the changelog.txt file for exactly?

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Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

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Re: it's not really accurate to portray it as if it were substantially better than its competitors

Why not? The list of alternatives supplied here is shorter than in my original question. Good to hear that Bob's is still in development but what are the other IDEs that VS isn't substantially better than? Just saying "it's not that much better" is no help if you don't add "than" and give alternatives.

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Top thread!

It's been a joy to read!! Thanks everyone!!

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Re: I don't consider VS to be "great".

That's because you know of a better IDE!! Go on, enlighten us!

(Last time i asked this the best responses i got were "eclipse isn't too bad" and "I'm writing my own".)

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You know what your problem is, Apple? Complacency

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Re: It didn't improve the functionality of the phone in any way.

Bollocks. Flip to answer and close to hang up are great features that I still miss. A small phone that opens up to one large enough to put a speaker by your ear and a mic by your mouth is functionally better than one where the mic has to filter out loads of extraneous noise. A flip phone can't be accidentally activated in your pocket because it's locked till it's opened.

3 functional improvements right there.

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G Suite admins need to RTFM – thousands expose internal emails

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Re: All it is is PEBCAK.

If your user interface design doesn't take users into account then it's not the users chair and keyboard that delimit the issue, it's yours.

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Those internet trends? It's bad news if you're not Amazon, basically

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Re: Rejecting a vist to the Aladin's Cave that is PoundLand?

I doubt that the website accurately reflects stock levels in every store. It's perfectly possible that the central warehouse servicing the web could be out of something that is still in stock at some local stores.

Sounds like you don't like shopping in PoundLand.

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Chief EU negotiator tells UK to let souped-up data adequacy dream die

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Irish abortion referendum.

That's a mandate.

The paltry 2% leave got should never have been enough to trigger this clusterfuck.

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Zimmerman and friends: 'Are you listening? PGP is not broken'

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Re: they are right

Surprise surprise! What's the story about? Pgp, various encrypted email providers, Thunderbird. Who does the first comment target? MS.

Tbh it's not the knee jerk irrelevant ms bashing that irritates as much as the dumb upvotes for this facile whataboutery.

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As Tesla hits speed bump after speed bump, Elon Musk loses his mind in anti-media rant

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Re: Poach the right people.

I know American labour laws favour the management, but can they really get away with boiling the Union Reps?

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Re: You do know that's pretty much how the rest of the world sees journalists / media etc.

No, I don't know that. All I "know" from this is that there's a few people on here claiming that. Do you have any real data to back your statement up?

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Re: inane perpetual ramblings about both Trump and Brexit

When sensible people see stupidity it's their duty to point it out.

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Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04: Make yourself at GNOME. Cup of data-slurping dispute, anyone?

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re: I did not anticipate the firestorm ... would generate within the Linux community.

Really? It's exactly the firestorm I would expect from the Linux community. Never read comments on here before?

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Zuckerberg gets a night off: Much-hyped Euro grilling was all smoke, absolutely no heat

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So Zuckerberg doesn't even bother to turn up for the UK parliament and the stooge he sent was just as useless but this is still an example of how our parliament is better than the EUs?

Do a logic!

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Flamin' Nora! Brit firefighters tackle blazing fly-tipped boat

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Re: If it wasn't so stupidly expensive to dispose of stuff...

Central government has been reducing the amount council's get for years. They can do it because they know that the council will be blamed for reductions in service levels.

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Wanna break Microsoft's Edge browser? Google's explained how

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Re: Too much money?

Also notice how the evil MS aren't wasting their time picking holes in Chrome, they seem happy to let any vulnerabilities in Chrome persist.

Is that because they've now risen above this petty point scoring? Or because they know there are some humdingers in there and they're waiting for the shit to hit the fan.....?

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Cisco cancels all YouTube ads, then conceals cancellation

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Re: The sooner that advertisers lose their power to control content

Google control YouTube. Google are the biggest ad broker in the world. Ads control YouTube.

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AWS won serverless – now all your software are kinda belong to them

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Re: WOE?

I'd have gone for "There's little intrinsic evidence that they understand this themselves."

Or was that deliberately clumsy to highlight how ridiculous gender neutral language is?

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Scrap London cops' 'racially biased' gang database – campaigners

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Re: most birds through no fault of their own are ducks.

Most birds are not ducks.

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Re yes, absolutely

As you've posted ac I've no reason to believe you.

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comedy racism

I love it because it shows how stupid bigotry is.

Less funny when you just been pulled over for the second time this week, I'll wager....

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