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* Posts by sabroni

2600 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Google vows to take claims of sexual assault, harassment seriously, just like privacy

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Re: Google aint Google any more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMfStd3v330

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Spammer scum hack 100,000 home routers via UPnP vulns to craft email-flinging botnet

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re: And if you *didn't* know this, you really need to think why you're on an IT forum.

Not knowing this is exactly why I'm on an IT forum!

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Google: All right, screw it, from this Christmas, Chrome will block ALL adverts on dodgy sites

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Re: It's out of control

Turning UBlock off will allow all blocked sites to run. The emojis and the ads don't necessarily come from the same place. UBlock allows finer grained control if you want to find which domains need to be green to get emojis without ads....

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Macs to Linux fans: Stop right there, Penguinista scum, that's not macOS. Go on, git outta here

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However, we can report that Ubuntu runs an absolute treat on a Dell XPS.

Quality!

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Woke Linus Torvalds rolls his first 4.20, mulls Linux 5.0 effort for 2019

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Re: It's called humor.

Prick.

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Re: Bring back the old Linus

All the previous times he said it he cussed. Didn't really help, did it?

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Be mean to me!

If it doesn't hurt it isn't working.

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Re: Bring back the old Linus

"Some were worried his vow to be less shouty and sweary at kernel developers would mean a drop in quality, because he would, er, green light bad code rather than hurt someone's feelings. No, we didn't quite follow the logic on that concern, either."

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Re: just mewling quims.

I really don't see why anyone would argue that his firm and clear put down would be better with swears in. Any added swear words would detract from the message. The added bonus of not scaring away the timid but brainy is just a bonus.

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Solid state of fear: Euro boffins bust open SSD, Bitlocker encryption (it's really, really dumb)

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Re: the Group Policies for determining whether it should use Hardware Encryption or not

So this isn't "MS didn't write it properly" it's "MS fucked the defaults up"? (By assuming that you bought disks with hardware encryption deliberately?)

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

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

I didn't call anyone a bigot, I merely pointed out that if the comments were full of bigotry it would be wrong of El Reg to follow suit.

The prejudice you have towards Codes of Conduct is a different issue, but in every case here the argument isn't against the code per se it's against the way it's implemented. It's perfectly possible to have a good idea implemented badly. The solution isn't to abandon the idea, it's to fix the implementation.

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Hey, el Reg, if you end up with an audience of bigots just go with it.

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Oz opposition backs the 'regulatory hallucinogen' of anti-piracy laws

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Re: And DuckDuckGo, they don't filter their results like Big G does....

I thought Duck Duck Go was just Google rebadged and proxied?

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SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...

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Those two statements don't seem entirely mutually compatible.

"I won't change what was said" and "you're free to interpret what was said" are perfectly compatible.

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Christian Berger

The clue is in the name!

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PC version of Linux 4.19 lands with PC version of Linus Torvalds: Kernel handed back to creator

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Re: We're all maybe going the wrong way guys.

Directing that sentiment at those running the world isn't quite the same thing as directing it at people trying to contribute to your open source project though, is it?

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Re: and WHO would want to harm Linux?

Oh, it's the "rainbow hairs" apparently. You know, those fuckwits who think everyone deserves to be treated as equals.

You're supposed to be clever. If you can't work out who benefits from division then maybe you shouldn't be so quick to get on their team.

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FYI: Drone maker DJI's 'Get it on Google Play' website button definitely does not get the app from Google Play...

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re: So not reeallllyyy a story

Unless you think words meeeeean something.

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The idea is that Google's vetting adds some security. In theory it's the same app, one copy has been vetted by Google, one potentially hasn't. So it's not trust Google instead of the manufacturer, it's as well.

However, the fact that the manufacturer wants to avoid Google's security precautions doesn't fill me with confidence, given that the apk itself is different. What's in there that Google won't allow in the store?

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Does Google make hardware just so nobody buys it?

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Re: Could I put (GNU) Linux on i though?

WRONG!

The official text is:

"But can I wipe it and put a PROPER Linux on there?"

And it's supposed to be the first post. 3 out of 10. Must try harder.

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@Ledswinger: "Chrome OS is exactly what I want"

"I know Google are tracking everything I do"

Why do you want to be tracked?

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Re: She has an idevice (not sure why, she's otherwise clever)

You don't have to be stupid to want a convenient device that works well and gets security updates.

I have an Android phone and, as usual, after a year of use the experience has degraded noticeably yet it's not had anything new installed on it in over 6 months. It's not an experience I choose willingly but choice is very limited in the smart phone market.

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Indiegogo pulls handheld airport pervscanners off crowdfunding platform

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Re: Creepier thought

Enabling creepy behaviour is very creepy, I'd argue creepier than just being a sad lonely perv.

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Linux kernel 'give me root, now' security hole sighted, dubbed 'Mutagen Astronomy'

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Re: Thanks for clarifying.

Yeah! No explaining stuff that I already know!!!!

However, you better not just assume that I know stuff that I don't!

How tricky than can be? Just collate a big list of everything that all the regular readers know and go through that list before publishing any article!

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While the UN laughed at Trump, hackers chortled at the UN's lousy web application security

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Re: They ain't laughing WITH you, Idiot in chief ...

Scary thing is that Trump's entire presidency has been defined by the fact Obama laughed at him years ago. Imagine how furious and outraged he is now with the entire world and how many stupid decisions this will lead to...

I was sure when Reagan was in power that the deep state had him sedated. Can't someone slip some beta blockers into Trump's breakfast? Or better, MDMA? Just imagine that idiocy and power teamed with an overwhelming desire to be mates with everyone...

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Facebook sued for exposing content moderators to Facebook

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Hang on, so you're a snowflake..

...if a constant stream of human beheading videos upsets you? So snowflake just means "normal human being" now?

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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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