* Posts by Andre

7 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Feb 2008

Microsoft retires AutoRun (kinda, sorta)


Why not just open the folder when a disk is inserted?

That's usually what I want anyway.

Net game turns PC into undercover surveillance zombie


Doesn't work here

Clicking the link brings me to their page briefly, then I am redirected to the Flash settings page.

Trojan heralds OS X's 'new phase of exposure to malware'


Steve Jobs should take it as a compliment

His OS has finally become successful enough to become a target. Watch out Microsoft!

Instant trojan to worm toolkit sighted



All the good software is for Windows. What about us Mac users???

Your personal data just got permanently cached at the US border


The terrorists have won

Americans have allowed the terrorists to successfully create terror, and are now willing to give up any and all rights and freedoms.

The US government now does what it wants, and in the name of safety, the citizens allow it all to happen.

What a messed up country.

Pro-smoking website redirected to 'baccy free zone

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There's another angle

What about the rights of the pub-owner? If I own a pub, it's mine. It should be up to me if I allow smoking or not. If I lose business because people don't like the smoke, then that's what free enterprise is all about.

Some say it's partially to protect the employees. What if they don't mind? There's lots of jobs with hazards.

Quite simply, if people don't like a particular pub for any reason - including it being full of smoke - then they have the right to avoid that pub. Nobody's forcing them to go there.

Quite the contrary actually - pub owners are forced to disallow something when they may not want to - in THEIR place of business.

Gradually, freedoms are being replaced with political correctness.

It's not about the freedom of the non-smokers. They always had the freedom to come and go where they pleased. If a shop sells overly smelly cheese, they don't have to shop there. If the owner loses enough business from the non-smellers, he will stop selling smelly cheese, or go titsup. But it should remain HIS right as the owner to make that call.

Mobile subscribers showered with spam


Why is SMS so expensive anyway?

It costs me $0.15 to send a text message. It costs me $0.10 to talk for one minute to someone on the other side of the country. Why does it cost 50% more to send a one-way 160-byte blip, than a 1 minute full-duplex conversation?

If they're going to charge me that much, then I just won't use it. Add spam to the mix and I'll ignore text messaging completely.