* Posts by Martin Marv

22 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Aug 2008

What if everyone just said 'Nah' to tracking?

Martin Marv

Re: But How ?

I use Blokada on my Android device. It's a "VPN" that blocks DNS requests for known tracking/ad domains. It does rely on me trusting a random third party - but it's a specific single random third party rather than hundreds of unknown ones

Put down the cat, coffee, beer pint, martini, whatever you're holding, and make sure you've updated Chrome (unless you enjoy being hacked)

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Chromium is affected as well, yes

AWS Summit London queues caused by security, not snafu

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Snafu, not security

Nope, registration system kept crashing for pre registered delegates

Google launches native Android Smart Lock password manager

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Re: Interesting

Well - it does have the popup thing that works OK in Chrome for Android. It's not as smooth as the Dolphin integration, but it avoids copy and paste on most sites

Blade Runner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

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Who says Replicants can't age?

Maybe they can go through an ageing stage, even if its massively accelerated

Doctor Who: From Edwardian grump to Malcolm Tucker and back again

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See also "The Valeyard"

From "somewhere between his twelfth and final incarnation"

oblig. Wikipedia link

ICO on beefed-up EU privacy rules: Biz bods will need 'explicit consent' to slurp data

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Give it a wrist, fellas: Sony's back with $200 Android Smartwatch 2

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Don't forget about the LiveView Generation 2 - released right at the end of 2011 (according to Amazon)


Middling reviews....

Data scientists: Do they even exist?

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Re: Grrr!

I agree. This info-deck from Martin Fowler is nice in that it extracts some of the more important concepts about Big Data from the buzz-word itself:-


Amazon crimps free Kindle 3G surfing

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Re: Ts & Cs

Agreed about the UK - see here


Although I don't like that "vary and is subject to change" clause.

(Really Reg, no links in comments? Meh)

Brits get to fondle Google Nexus 7 slab in just a fortnight

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Re: Too much ?

NFC isn't just for payments (/stealing credit card and passport details). It's also used to communicate between devices (like the new Nexus Q)

The Girl with the NSObject Class Reference tattoo

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Other weird technicity

In the later Girl-W... books, Larsson seems obsessed with Hotmail accounts at the expense of any other webmail, and ICQ as a current method of people keeping in touch, as well as Yahoo Groups. Maybe that's just the way they roll in Sweden...

MS emergency fix plugs ASP.Net web development hole

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Why not download the patch to find out?

Use Reflector to check the current code, download the patch and compare.

If it's still an issue, then put your own wrapper around the ScriptResource functionality that will only return specific file-types...

Microsoft boots modders off Xbox Live

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Re:Why is it called an xbox 360

Um, yeah - if you turn 360 degrees, you end up facing in the same direction you started in....

California skateboard dude swipes Reg logo

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But it's not the same vulture

It's clearly facing the other way

Is your cameraphone an oxymoron?

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A fairer test...

... would have been to compare the camera-phones with a digital compact, which is more the market that they're trying to compete with. We're a long way off anything the size of a mobile phone competing with a DSLR!

DSGi crosses fingers on new store format

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Sort out Customer Service

I think it's good that DSG are trying to keep at least some high-street (/retail park) presence and revamping their stores accordingly, but the main reason I don't shop in any of their outlets is the appalling customer service. If something goes wrong with anything you buy from Currys/Dixons/PC World, then you are in for a world of pain trying to get it repaired/replaced/refunded.

Whereas, if I buy from (e.g.) Debenhams, or Comet, I know that my problem will be dealt with sympathetically and efficiently. I'll happily pay a 5% mark-up for that!

A380 too quiet, moan Emirates pilots

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Links back to source?


Sega to launch PSP beater in 2009

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Game Gear 2!

Looks fake.

'I can see dinosaurs from my back porch'

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"I can see dinosaurs from my back porch"

Where is this quote from? It doesn't seem to be mentioned in the article.

Taking a leaf from the tabloid journalism handbook?

iPhone 3G isn't necessarily

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"iPhone 3G isn't neccesarily"

iPhone 3G isn't *necessarily* equipped with a spell-checker?