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* Posts by Tigra 07

1866 posts • joined 20 Jul 2010

See this, Google? Microsoft happy to take a half-billion in sweet, sweet US military money to 'increase lethality'

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Re: Not surprising at all

That's probably what it is Glen. Silly me, trying to use a Google phone as a phone first, rather than a surveillance device for Google to get my data.

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Re: Not surprising at all

Since when do Google's products work as intended? I've only ever had to return Google's phones/tablets, and no one elses. Google's products look nice, but are absolute dogshit.

This isn't me defending Microsoft either, they're both as bad as each other. Your experience may differ...

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Q: If Pesky Pepper had a peek at patient papers, at how many patient papers did Pesky Pepper peek? A: 231

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RE: Andre

I agree for the most part with your message, but in the same situation would you rat them out and rip your family apart, likely irrepairably? Especially if they're made an example of.

It's not black & white.

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GCHQ pushes for 'virtual crocodile clips' on chat apps – the ability to silently slip into private encrypted comms

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Re: I thought they could crack most encryption.

They asked for front doors - but were refused, magic keys - also refused, backdoors - also refused, holes in the tunnel or weakened encryption - refused, banned encryption - an obviously stupid idea. Now they want magic crocodile clips. They're all the same thing - magical thinking.

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Re: Trying reasonableness?

No. This is more like the village bobby coming home with you and listening to everything you say and watching everything you do. See 1984 for where this is headed.

The government wants that bobby to sit in your bed and read all the communications you have with anyone, know what you're doing at all times, contacting at all times, watch TV with you, browse the internet with you. Be under no illusion, we live in a rapidly expanding 1984-esque police state.

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Like Whatsapp?

GCHQ was added to chat

GCHQ was removed from chat

GCHQ was added to chat

GCHQ was removed from chat

GCHQ was added to chat

GCHQ was removed from chat

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Question: How fast is the Windows 10 October 2018 Update rolling out? Answer: Not very

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Re: Bad workmen blaming their tools

Not running at all on my Linux machine. Everything just works as intended...It's almost as though they still test things with actual QA...Like Microsoft used to...

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Angry Googlers demand bosses pull the wings off 'Dragonfly' censored Chinese search engine

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Re: In this thread ...

Clearly a lot of Google fans here...

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Re: In this thread ...

Google is the Government from George Orwell's 1984 dystopia.Google does some great things, but they are a terribly corrupt entity

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Huawei MateBook Pro X: PC makers look out, the phone guys are here

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RE: Aladdin

Amazon sells it for £1200, unless you add a bigger SSD. Argos also sells it. Want a different region? Here's the link: https://consumer.huawei.com/en/laptops/matebook-x-pro/

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AI snaps business titan jaywalking

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Couldn't show a Dong on a bus over here in blighty - You'd get in trouble!

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In Space, Still: 20 years since Russia hurled first bit of floating astronaut hostel into orbit

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RE: arctic_haze

"With no ISS, even more people will believe there is no gravity, stars hang on a glass firmament and the Earth pancake is surrounded by an impenetrable ice wall"

What about those of us who believe the Earth rests on the back of a giant galactic turtle?

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Laptop search unravels scheme to fake death for insurance cash

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"The son, said to have become aware of the fraud no later than April 2013, pleaded guilty to concealing and failing to report his family's fraud scheme and was sentenced to three years of probation. Along with his mother, he is required to return the fraudulently obtained funds."

I misread the end of the article as sentenced to three years of probation along with his mother. Still, she should be getting at least the same sentence as her husband, since she actually perpetrated the scam...

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Why isn't his wife getting a prison sentence instead of probation? She received the money and claimed the death occurred in the first place.

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Is Google's Pixel getting better, or just more expensive?

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RE: Topperfalkon

You must be lucky. I stopped buying Nexus devices (Had a few 5s, 6ps, 9s) because of the issues with build quality. Since then Google has upped the price, removed features, and renamed them "Pixel".

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Symantec execs cooked the books to protect their fat bonuses, investor lawsuit alleges

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Re: Ledswinger

That's a bit of an extreme example isn't it?

I don't remember hearing about how the original investors of The Wheel demanded a better model the year after at a higher price point...And another after that with slightly better wind resistance or torque?

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Re: Cat's out of the bag!

12 million dollars can buy a lot of lasagna!

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Re: FlamingDeath

Putting money into your children is still gambling. What if your kid is a failure and decides to spend their life on benefits, or working in a low paying job, unable to pay back all the college and uni fees they racked up? Bad investment, or gambling?

Your comparison was bad and there isn't a massive difference between an investment or gambling. Most of the time there's not even a difference.

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Big Falcon Namechange for Musk's rocket: BFR becomes Starship

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After recent events i'm surprised it's not called "See, paedo guy still hasn't sued me yet"

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RE: AC

News just in. It's to be called the "Super Heavy Advanced Rocket Transporter"

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Re: Starship/BFR names

I want to see his first inter-planetary colony ship emblazoned with the words "All your base are belong to us" on the side. The aliens won't get it, but we will.

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Re: Starship

"Could be worse, they could have asked the internet for names"

Calling Spacey McSpaceshipFace in advance.

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A little phishing knowledge may be a dangerous thing

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RE: AC

Suspisious spelling of suspicious is definitely suspicious...Is this i scam?

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Vision Direct 'fesses up to hack that exposed customer names, payment cards

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RE: Alister

Bravo! You beat me to it. Have an upvote!

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Bright spark dev irons out light interference

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If a road sweeper replaces the brush head multiple times, and the handle multiple times also...Is it still the same broom?

Points for anyone who got that reference...

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"Have you ever put something apparently useless to good use"

Every door stop at work (and we have a lot) is upside down. For some unknown reason they work better that way, with the ridges facing down. Any other products like this, that work better when used incorrectly?

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Oz lad 'fell in love with' baby meerkat, nicked it from zoo, took it out for a romantic Big Mac

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Re: Pot calling the cattle black

1 - The Meerkats now live in a safe enclosure, not a cage.

2 - The meerkats have guaranteed food for life - no hunting for it and going hungry when unsuccesful.

3 - Fans - The meerkats will earn fans from people who will never see a real one otherwise - resulting in sponsorships and aid to their natural habitats.

4 - Free medical care. They don't even have to pay National Insurance Contributions!

5 - A guaranteed standard of living and protection from the elements, poachers, and natural predators (except thieves apparently).

You can call that cruel, but it's a decent standard of living by a big stretch.

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Re: msknight

Careful, you might trigger someone...

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Re: He got off lightly compared to Tufty.

The badgers will need a good PR firm to represent them. To most people, they're just giant cretins spreading TB everywhere.

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Re: He got off lightly compared to Tufty.

Grey squirrels are disease-riddled cretins that wiped out most of the native red squirrels. I absolutely support these Meerkats doing their national duty to stamp out consume these fluffy menaces.

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Six critical systems, four months to Brexit – and no completed testing

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We have to actually achieve Brexit for this to be a worry. Theresa May is doing everything possible to prevent it.

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UK.gov fishes for likes as it prepares to go solo on digital sales tax

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Re: Mihn Gott!!

CNN? Fake News!

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Re: Mihn Gott!!

"Seriously new tax or not does anyone think that the megacorps are going to walk away from the potential profits of the worlds 7th larget economy"

We're the 5th largest economy in GDP terms, but your point still stands.

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Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server

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RE: Lee

Bugs in the Insider program are still finding their way into the actual wider public release, instead of being fixed. There's been like weekly reports of it on this very site.

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Re: el kabong

"So, you're suggesting, rather than simply ignoring the little red text for a few days the user should completely change their operating system, then spend time finding decent alternatives for all the software they use (which may or may not exist), then learn a completely different workflow and set of system admin skills because of a small transient issue? It does seem a little overkill."

I'm suggesting anything except Windows at this point (heck, even use Mac if you prefer). Windows is becoming so unstable and untrustable with your personal files that the alternatives are all much better. Every week few days there's another report of a massive bug (usually because of Microsoft not quality testing anymore) deleting people's files or fucking something up drastically.

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Re: el kabong

"You get screwed over and over by microshaft and yet seem to believe this all a laughing matter"

Yeah, it's bloody hilarious. You keep getting screwed over and still stick with Microsoft. There are other operating systems out there. Are we all supposed to ignore this and not point out the obvious to spare your feelings?

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Re: Just go Linux

The best way to upgrade Windows!

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If Shadow Home Sec Diane Abbott can be reeled in by phishers, truly no one is safe

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The Twitter replies are gold too! Take this one from Keith Gilpin:

"Dear @HackneyAbbott , it has come to our attention that you are completely thick. We are a company that helps thick people manage their affairs. Please DM us your bank details, credit card numbers. Any strange actions on your bank accounts is normal & part of the healing process"

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RE: h4rm0ny

"Honestly, she is not fit to be in charge of anything."

Hence, why she's so high up in Labour. She's absolutely incompetent, and that makes her perfectly qualified to be at the top.

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She can't do basic maths - check!

She knows fuck all about security - check!

She has a victim mentality - check!

Perfect for the job of Shadow Home Secretary!

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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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Re: Paul 33

How dare you correct me Paul. Where's the El Reg safe space? I feel quite unwell...

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"While my quick healing and long strong claws lean more to the Wolverine side, I keep them blunt. It's safer for all that way. And in this current heatwave, a keyboard made of butter would just be a sticky puddle on the floor."

A sticky, delicious puddle...

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"Touchpads loathe me and my long strong fingernails. My home keyboard has deep gouges in some of the keys"

Is your keyboard made of butter, or is that you Wolverine?

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Oracle 'net-watcher agrees, China Telecom is a repeat offender for misdirecting traffic

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Re: Raises hand

Or blockchain!

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All your base packets are belong to us?

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British fixed broadband is cheap … and, er, fairly nasty – global survey

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"Does anyone (other than gamers) actually download a 5GB file?"

What about pirates?

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Tata on trial: Outsourcer 'discriminated' against non-Asian workers, claim American staff

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Re: Who would have thought

"Rather I would say that the Western world is geared up to discriminate less in favour of white men"

I call bullshit on that. Take a look in the news on any random day and you can see open hostility to people based solely on them being male, white, straight, or all of the above. It's becoming acceptable in many areas, especially on the far left. The BBC refuses to even hire white males in many positions now, and that's a publicly funded organisation, funded by the same people it discriminates against.

Sack a person for their skin colour and you'll be prosecuted for racism - unless they're white and you claim you're trying to make yourself more diverse - that's alright and you'll be applauded for it by Guardian readers and their ilk.

Sweden held a concert for everyone but straight, white, men. They were fenced off in their own pen to protect everyone else.

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Re: Who would have thought

"I think that we are lucky in the UK at the moment that discrimination is not the issue that it was 50 or more years ago"

You're joking right? Even as a minority you can see the Western world is being geared up more and more to discriminate against straight white men as much as possible. The goalposts have only been shifted buddy, not removed.

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UK.gov to roll out voter ID trials in 2019 local elections

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RE:RE:RE:RE...

It would work better if people didn't simply vote, but ranked in preference the candidates. Then the lowest number of votes is eliminated until someone passes 50% and wins. Seems fairer than the current system.

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