* Posts by sabroni

3053 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Snapping at Canonical's Snap: Linux Mint team says no to Ubuntu store 'backdoor'

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re: you haven't been paying attention to the level of intelligence of the general public.

It's not intelligence that means you can understand that, it's just familiarity.

Get over yourself.

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re: We do. But first and foremost.....

Really sounds like "We don't" when you read the rest of your post.

"I want it to be adopted by other people but ONLY ONCE THEY'VE BECOME EXACTLY LIKE ME!"

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But how can we lord it over others and claim superiority if they're all using it???

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re: It's DLL hell all over again

Dll hell was caused by multiple apps on the same device requiring different versions of dependencies. As dlls were shared that couldn't be resolved.

Giving each app it's own versions of its dependencies is a way of avoiding dll hell.

I'm not saying this a good thing but it avoids that specific problem.

As Twitter blocks white supremacists posing as anti-fascists, FBI appeal is flooded with images of cop violence

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Re: not the colour of the people doing them.

Yeah, nice work finding a couple of incidences to support your point.

You had to go back to 2017 to find an example of black on white police violence. But still you claim i shouldn't bring race into it.

I'm not the one killing all the black people.

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Re: not the colour of the people doing them.

Asking me not to mention colour after white police killed another black man?

Why not?

Contact-tracer spoofing is already happening – and it's dangerously simple to do

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Take a look at yourself in the mirror and have a good long think about what you believe and who you trust.

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re: Sack Cummings now Boris

Seriously? You haven't worked out who's actually pulling the strings yet?

Cummings is running the country. Bojo is just the comedy front man.

As anti-brutality protests fill streets of American cities, netizens cram police app with K-Pop, airwaves with NWA

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Re: I'm not afraid of the police. At all.

A lot of white people aren't. Your system is racist but you're ok with it because you're not black.

Police are there to uphold the law. When they allow their own to murder someone in cold blood they are ALL bad cops.

Nice wallpaper you've got there. It would be a shame if it bricked your phone

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Re: Android is better than anything else. You're biased.

On an article about how a wallpaper image in a legal format makes Android phones unusable.

Good grief.

UK's Ministry of Defence: We'll harvest and anonymise private COVID-19 apps' tracing data by handing it to 'behavioural science' arm

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Re: Quelle Surprise!

Hmm. In my case cc used a lot, bcc hardly ever used. Seems like the security focused don't like that convenience.

If you're sending out sensitive emails like this, why not automate the system rather than just using a dumb email client? Why use bcc at all when you can send multiple individual emails with a single valid cc? Why does the email you send to me need to come from an original mail that contains a list of all the recipients?

The solution isn't to change normal email clients, it's to use a mail merge!

Open letter from digital rights groups to UK health secretary questions big tech's role in NHS COVID-19 data store

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Re: I will not be running the app.

I'm gonna be hopping online tonight to shop for a genuine dumb phone in case I need plausible deniability. My health data is fucking not for sale!!

Podcast Addict banned from Google Play Store because heaven forbid app somehow references COVID-19

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normalising censorship?

The Google Play Store is a commercial venture. If they think something won't make them money they can remove it. Censorship is the wrong word to use for a marketplace, this is business pure and simple.

When they fuss your search results, that's censorship, when they ban an app from their store, that's their prerogative.

It's Google's market. They have complete discretion over what's in their store. If you based your business on them allowing you access you took a massive risk.

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Re: I for one look forward to Huawei developing an Android and Google free phone OS.

They have a Google free one, it's rubbish apparently, not enough Google: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/05/18/review_huawei_p40_pro/

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Re: violations of the 'User Data Privacy' policy

What coud be clearer than that?

Telling them what the specific violation is.

If you're appy and you know it: The Huawei P40 Pro conclusively proves that top-notch specs aren't everything

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reviewer uses Google extensively

Can we get a review from someone who doesn't like sending all their data to Google? For those of us who never install apps and use YouTube by going to the YouTube website....

"Google user disappointed with Google free phone" would be a more accurate headline.

Tales from the crypt-oh: Nvidia accused of concealing $1bn in coin-mining GPU sales as gaming revenue

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Re: just get a bit sick of whining share holders

So, to be clear, it's ok to lie to share holders because you don't like the way they whine?

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re: Why would investors think a jump in gaming chip sales....

Because gaming revenues are consistently good year on year. Selling into a market like that is very different to selling into cryptocurrency mining.

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Why the hell are they dividing their sales reports into gaming and crypto mining if they don't know what their customers are doing?

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re: So Nvidia is being sued by investors for making a profit?

What links the 20% loss in share price to the profit?

You can't have it both ways: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit

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re: That's air pollution they're worried about, not CCTV.

In a lot of cases is because people have a cold and don't want to spread it to others.

We're going underground, and this time it's not an inebriated banker crapping themselves, but Transport for London

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Re: Add-ons

Firefox has exactly the same functionality. Users don't like to wait and if the browser is loading a lot of add ons it can significantly impact start up.

Why do you think that's stupid? Because hating ie gets upvoted?

Nine in ten biz applications harbor out-of-date, unsupported, insecure open-source code, study shows

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la la la

Can't hear you!!!

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Re: Cheap shot at open source, it's the same with closed source.

You have any evidence of that or is it just a gut feeling?

A closed source comparison would be interesting. A committed blowhard venting their "opinions" less so...

DBA locked in police-guarded COVID-19-quarantine hotel for the last week shares his story with The Register

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Re: I will substitute FOR Bombastic Bob!

Do you GET your pc SUPPLIES from THE SAME place as them? You seen to HAVE THE SAME fucked up KEYBOARD....

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Re: This is a failure of government

They didn't buy PPE because they couldn't be seen to be working with the EU. That decision is directly responsible for the death of care workers.

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Re: No, the UK pushed the problem into care homes.

And cancelled all other non-virus health care. The health service wasn't overwhelmed, it effectively shut down for everything but Coronavirus. Where are the numbers for the harm caused by this?

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Re: It's like they don't give a shit about anyone else in the country.

Nonsense! They care a great deal about their old school chums who sit on the boards of multinational conglomerates.

Author of infamous Google diversity manifesto drops lawsuit against web giant

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Re: Ran out of money...

Really? Couldn't find a rich facist to back him? In the USA?

More likely he realised that employees in the USA have similar rights to black joggers.

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you

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Re: Good taste?

Pedo guy, surely?

'VPs shouldn't go publicly rogue'... XML co-author Tim Bray quits AWS after Amazon fires COVID-19 whistleblowers

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Re: but the article made Tim sound like a political agitator who just wants to stir up trouble.

Not the impression I got at all. Maybe you need to inspect your own prejudices?

UK IT contractors slipping back into old ways of working now IR35 tax reforms delayed

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Re: You can't run business under those circumstances

So it's not financially viable and you'll have to get paid like everyone else? When you're so special?


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but without the same holiday and sick pay benefits

They're all empoyed by their own companies and could provide themselves with the same holiday and sick pay. If that isn't affordable they're not charging enough or not worth enough.

As Brit cyber-spies drop 'whitelist' and 'blacklist', tech boss says: If you’re thinking about getting in touch saying this is political correctness gone mad, don’t bother

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So explain white lists and black lists without using the words allow or deny.

This is pathetic. There's over a hundred and fifty comments on here, most of them badly thought out "polictical correctness gone mad" screeds heavy on "what if I think the allow list is things I'm allowed to deny" bullshit.

Allow list is a list of allowed things. That is clearer than calling it a white list.

Deny list is a list of denied things. That is clearer than calling it a black list.

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Re: Does your allow list allow spam, and your deny list deny spam?

Hmm, tying yourself in knots here jake. The allow list is the list of allowed things. The deny list is the list of denied things.

Confused? Only if you try really really hard to be.

YourDearOldMum can work it out, don't pretend it's tricky.

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Re: it’s bollocks and perpetrated by lazy people

Explain to me again how comments get tested? I prove every line i write with tests. How do you alert your users when your comments go out of date?

Oh, you don't? You allow a description that doesn't match the functionality to live in the code? Now that really is bollocks perpetrated by lazy people.

Is this an ASP.NET Core I see before me? Where to next for Microsoft's confusing web framework...

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ha! you think that's a mess?

Check out the "react ecosystem".

Oh ... Fudge This Pandemic! Google walks back on decision to switch off FTP in Chrome 81

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Re: Point your question to Google

No, they didn't pick your ftp client. Why use a browser if you want to avoid JavaScript? Other ftp clients are available with a massively reduced attack surface.

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Re: and here's the proof.

If you're worried about Javascript driven trackable shiny why are you using a browser as an ftp client?

ICANN's founding CEO and chair accuse biz of abandoning principles in push for billion-dollar .org sale

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Re: *Damning* letter sent to California attorney general asks for six-month delay

Corrections link, bottom of the page.

Stack Overflow banishes belligerent blather with bespoke bot – but will it work?

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Re: They don't want to provide high quality content....

..... they want to capture as much people as possible.

If they had the highest quality content and no-one saw it, what would the value be?

Europe calls for single app to track coronavirus. Meanwhile America pretends it isn’t trying to build one at all

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Re: Elon is not the dickhead that is being portrayed.

Well, ok, maybe, but he is a dickhead. And a pedo guy.

From Amanda Holden to petrol-filled water guns: It has been a weird week for 5G

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Re: but i wouldn't say no to a session, or more, with her

That is fascinating!

I wonder if there are other celebreties that you might deign to have sex with? Please, could you list them all in order of hotness?

COBOL-coding volunteers sought as slammed mainframes slow New Jersey's coronavirus response

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Re: comments got out of date, you should just read the code

Notice you didn't argue with this bit.

Because you can't. Comments don't have to be updated when code is. When things have to be done quickly because money is being lost then updating the comments doesn't help get the fix into production quickly. The comments will be left, no longer explaining what the code does and that will cost someone lots of time later.

Write your code so it's clear to other readers what it does. The only place comments should be needed is where the business rules are so counter-intuitive you need to spell them out. There the comments merely explain that yes, the code is doing the apparently stupid thing it looks like it's doing because "business".

Code needs to be readable. It's fuck all use otherwise.

Zoom vows to spend next 90 days thinking hard about its security and privacy after rough week, meeting ID war-dialing tool emerges

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Re: Er, family. Contrary to popular belief I wasn't hewn from rock.

TBH even seeing the mugs of the team I work with is welcome these days....

Curses, wot am I saing?!?!

What happens when the maintainer of a JS library downloaded 26m times a week goes to prison for killing someone with a motorbike? Core-js just found out

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Re: choice is good


A choice between 100 shit sandwiches? Fantastic!

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Re: Well, probably no, if you're a typical web developer.

What's with all the bigots on this site?

Watching you, with a Vue to a Kill: Wikimedia developers dismiss React for JavaScript makeover despite complaints

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Re: Wikimedia uses JavaScript?

I think you've spotted a defect in NoScript when it gets confused between pages, I've just gone to wikipeida.org with NoScript defaults and wikipedia.org is the only script source. I enabled it and refreshed and it's still the only one listed. Clicking through to the English site adds wikimedia.org.

Enabling scripts enables auto complete on the search box so looks like JS is being used exactly as it's supposed to be, to enhance a working page with some extra features designed to make it easier to use.

The internet is full of sites that doesn't function without JS, looks like Wikipedia are doing it right.

Microsoft Teams usage jumps to 32, no, 44 million as Windows-slinger platform slides onto home workers' PCs

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Re: The only thing I lilke about Teams

Gone from Teams to Slack in my new role. You can chat, call, share screen (slack has a cool "draw on their screen" thing, don't know if teams has that) add emoticons and thumb up posts.

There's fuck all difference for all intents and purposes.


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