* Posts by Richard Cain

7 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Sep 2008

Photocops: Home Office concedes concern

Richard Cain

Whingeing Poms

@Joe M

We are fighting back. We are doing it through media such as this.

In the meantime you may care to take up a different cause; read this:


It looks like your own government has embraced the same doctrine as ours, and gone further. Have a happy arrest!

Oh! And throw a prawn on the barbie for me while enjoying a tinnie.

Google backs EU's Microsoft antitrust battle

Richard Cain
Jobs Horns

OSX + Safari

Surely, by applying the same logic, Apple is equally guilty since Safari is bundled with its OS?

Apple will argue that they do this because MS abandoned IE on the Mac several years ago, so need to supply a replacement. However, by bundling their own browser in exactly the same way as MS, what's good for the goose is good for the gander (maybe that should be 'bad for the goose....').

As a user of Macs for over 20 years, I am obviously pro the Apple platform, but it does not stop me from pointing out the parallels. Nor for stating that Firefox is, IMHO, a much better and safer alternative.

Firefox 3.0.6 fixes yet another JavaScript bug

Richard Cain


I will upgrade, but will also continue to use the NoScript plugin.

Mac flirts with 10 per cent web share

Richard Cain

Do not fall into the Mac trap

It's all hype.

Switch to a Mac?

Don't do it. Really, don't do it. Windows is the best. Trust me, I'm a gaenecologist

Sent from a Mac praying that we can continue to pay a premium prices and stay below the e-vermins' radar.

cc Steve Jobs (Get well soon)

Apple fans besieged by iPhone Trojan and iTunes attack

Richard Cain

@ Mike Flugennock


but I pre-date you in your use of a Mac. I started in 1987. It's so long ago that I really do not remember the OS release number - might have been 1.x.x. What I DO remember is that when things went wrong (usually extensions) it was an absolute nightmare to fix. There was no equivalent to the DOS prompt, but once a year crashes v once a month with Windoze it was still a no-brainer.

For what it's worth I sat opposite a guy on a train during this week who was using a really cute PC and asked him what it was. It turned out to be one of those really cute PCs that use really cute flash drives that you can buy for really cute silly money. It then turned out that he supports Windoze machines all day long, but uses a Mac at home.

"I got so pissed off with supporting Windows during the day, I just wanted to get home to a system that actually works". I am not making that up.

C'mon Phreaky, bring it on!

Richard Cain
Dead Vulture

Misleading Title

Only in your last sentence do you state that the trojan does NOT affect Macs. This is shoddy Red Top journalism.

500,000 oppose Red Arrows Olympic ban

Richard Cain
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@ Anonymous Coward Posted Friday 19th September 2008 13:25 GMT

Well said / written.