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Posts by Phil 54
117 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Jun 2009
Microsoft: You own the best software keyboard there is. Please let us buy it
As anti-brutality protests fill streets of American cities, netizens cram police app with K-Pop, airwaves with NWA
Re: "Yes, Anon activists are back."
A private autopsy returned asphyxiation as the cause of death; the official autopsy returned cardiopulmonary arrest, which is a non-result, equivalent to saying that he died from no longer being alive.
Even the official autopsy retained neck compression as a primary factor leading to death.
So yeah, the police officer murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck until he was dead.
US customers kick up class-action stink over Epson's kyboshing of third-party ink
Do your research before buying a colour laser printer; my Lexmark uses the colour toner even when printing black and white images, and won't print in black-only if one of the colour cartridges is empty*.
*I eventually found the setting that disables this but only after buying a whole set of cartridges
What the cell...? Telcos around the world were so severely pwned, they didn't notice the hackers setting up VPN points
Who cracked El Chapo's encrypted chats and brought down the Mexican drug kingpin? Er, his IT manager
United States, you have 2 months to sort Privacy Shield ... or data deal is for the bin – Eurocrats
GDPR forgive us, it's been one month since you were enforced…
Tech firms, come to Blighty! Everything is brill! Brexit schmexit, Galileo schmalileo
Max Schrems is back: Facebook, Google hit with GDPR complaint
Kentucky gov: Violent video games, not guns, to blame for Florida school massacre
Facial recognition software easily IDs white men, but error rates soar for black women
First iPhone X fondlers struggle to admit that Face ID sort of sucks
Fines for crossing roads while TXTing enacted in Honolulu
Drunk canoeing no longer driving offence in Canada
sounds like a joke but...
I actually got a ticket for operating a vehicle on a federal waterway ( the Trent-Severn waterway) while drinking an alcoholic beverage.
2pm and 10ft from the dock, I was in the stern with beer in hand, hence the operating part, when a police boat showed up. The best part was that the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) officer asked for a piece of id; I was in a bathing suit.
Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Windows 10 upgrades
Google's tax returns are trop petite says Hollande
Young model ruthlessly fingers upskirt iPad petshop pervert
Google+ architect: What was so great about Reader anyway?
Re: Here is why
"Of course, for google, seeing what everyones reading is an absolute goldmine for ad metrics so im not suprised they pulled this."
You think they don't see what everyone's reading on Reader?
All they've done is lost contact with those who like unadulterated RSS. We might be slightly fringe compared to most but that just means that we're more devoted to what we like. Reader users will move to another, non-Google, service, taking their data out of Google's ecosystem. They've shot themselves in the foot, methinks.
Re: Asking Too Late
I stay signed in to Google for one reason and one reason only: so that I can quickly go to Reader and read any new articles I'm interested in.
I get my emails on my phone and I don't give a rat's arse about personalized search, Google+, or any of the other "benefits" of staying signed in to Google. The end result to Google is that I will now sign out, clear cookies and stop feeding them data (or at least stop feeding them as much data).
SHIELD Act proposed to make patent trolls pay
EU-wide mega-Leveson 'needed' to silence Press, bloggers
Ever had to register to buy online - and been PELTED with SPAM?
I use exactly the same system. I get almost no spam on my professional or personal addresses and I check on the other ones once a week(ish) unless I've bought something. Forums are all set up to not contact me unless someone PMs me or if I've subscribed to a particular thread. My worst spam problems are mass reply-to-alls from friends, family or acquaintances.
Apple stops Caring in Italy, probably all Europe soon
US county named 'area of outstanding natural stupidity'
Look back in Ascii: Computing in the 1980s
Jedi light-sabre beats Taser in Oregon parking-lot fracas
Siri gets over her huff, returns useful as ever
Google feeds patents to HTC for assault on Apple
iOS, Mac, Android users still vulnerable to bogus certs
Deezer launches stunningly original music idea in the UK
Here in France pretty much everyone uses Deezer at home. It has a relatively good selection of artists and it's easier to let people use it at a party than to let them touch your vinyl, cds and/or mess about with your mp3s.
I have a Deezer Premium account that came free with my Orange mobile account. It allows offline listening, although you have to synchronize first and the files are encrypted on the hard drive. It wasn't at all a factor in the contract I chose but I have to admit that the android app gets used a lot; with a premium account you get unlimited mobile streaming.
US judge tells Levi's to take its Euro problems to Europe
"Do you have a simple Nokia brick phone that has great phone quality, but just has the basic features and isn't a smart phone?
Buy a 'white box' pc or off brand pc that nobody has heard about from Taiwan? What type of car do you drive? "
Your comment doesn't make any sense. You should have compared IDENTICAL items of IDENTICAL quality from different brands instead of comparing, say, a Nokia brick phone(just makes calls) and a smart phone(does a whole lot of other stuff AND makes calls).
* the comment about the car doesn't make much sense either
Q: Why do defenders keep losing to smaller cyberwarriors?
Good point, wrong example...
Total Coalition deaths in Afghanistan since 2001 : 2583
Total Taliban deaths in Afghanistan in 2010 : 5225
Total Taliban deaths in Afghanistan in 2009 : 4610
Total Taliban deaths in Afghanistan in 2008 : 3800 - 5000
Now if you start to include civilian deaths it changes a bit, but you still can't say that the Taliban is causing "mayhem at relatively low cost to a much bigger force of heavily armed soldiers. " unless you have a very broad definition of "low cost".
Based on the number of fatalities from both sides I would say they're pesky or maybe irritating, but I agree with your point, if not the example you used.
eBay shopping lands wild colonial in lock-up
Not just the 70s
We used to nick everything we needed to make black powder from school, although I seen to remember buying the ingredients from the pharmacy as well. My favorite was sugar and potassium nitrate mixed up and rolled in newspaper, made a wicked smoke bomb. Powdered magnesium and homemade thermite were fun too. That was in the 80s and early 90s, when it was considered more nerdy than terroristy. Oh look, a new word!
New Yorkers battle giant blindness-causing plants
Refusal to unveil scuppers French refusal-to-unveil trial
There has never been ...
a case where a woman wearing a burka refused to show her face when asked.
This NOT about hiding your identity, it IS about thinly veiled anti-Muslim sentiment in France.
It is also about the current government playing to the extreme right in a bid to stay in power next year.
****We need a Rumpole icon, I'd LOVE to see him defend someone accused of "unlawfully wearing an item of clothing".
Canada's internet future at stake in Monday election
Vote now for the best sci-fi film never made
Japanese gov makes Fukushima evac zone compulsory
No, iPhone location tracking isn't harmless and here's why
AdBlock Plus man disputes Mozilla add-on tests
I only shutdown my FF notebook once or twice a week, if that, but I close Firefox numerous times per day. I've been using Firefox Preloader for years now and it really makes a difference in FF start-up time. After updating to FF4 I had to play around with it a bit, because they seem to have changed where sessions are held. When I restarted FF it came up with the last pages viewed instead of my start page. I solved it by adding the "Exit" button from the Toolbar Buttons extensions(identical to the File>Exit menu) and the Hide Captions Titlebar Plus extension to hide the normal windows close button. The only problem is that I don't have a minimize button anymore, although I can just click on the taskbar button.