* Posts by ShadowedOne

170 publicly visible posts • joined 10 Nov 2009


Ex-Goldman Sachs programmer found guilty of code theft … again


The suspense is killing me!

So...who got the sandwich and was it, in fact, good?

'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux


Re: This Linux user thinks it looks good (genuinely)

"Yep. Just because Windows finally gets it, doesn't mean it's no good"

Strawman. No one is saying that it's no good. They're talking about how late MS is in implementing it (without requiring a separate download).

Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC



"By downvoting me you therefore seem to be agreeing with the BBC's stance."

No, by downvoting you we are indicating that you haven't a bleeding clue.

Tinder sexual harassment suit settled in undisclosed deal


Admission Of Guilt..

"..without admission of wrongdoing.."

This garbage has to die, asap. It makes the justice system (or is it the legal industry?) look like a bloody joke.

Jimbo tells Wikipedians: You CAN'T vote to disable 'key software features'


That's just sheer unmitigated bullshit..

No, it's pure, unvarnished, truth.

'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder


Re: She was right

"Of course you bloody do or they can sling their hook. You think Cancer Research is going to be..."

I have never heard of any *volunteer led* cancer research. And while you left it out of your quote, that is exactly what the OP was talking about, *volunteer led* organizations.

True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS


Re: Now we are all perverts

"You are not all terrorists agreed, but you are all the clients of prostitutes and you are all unknown American male murder victims."

So..all prostitutes are necrophiliacs?

Rupert Murdoch says Google is worse than the NSA


Re: Anyone can play!

In other news, the Reg commenter Khaptain has had a charge of libel filed against them by a Mr. Ebola Virus. In a brief statement to the press Mr. Ebola vehemently denied being anything near as bad as Mr. Murdoch and vowed to pursue the case to the fullest extent of the law.

Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media


Re: Premier League Football?

It's just that American beer is *so* bad, even the commercials leave a bad taste in your mouth.

Don't call it throttling: Ericsson 'priority' tech gives users their own slice of spectrum


I already pay for what I get. The related question is, 'Do I get what I pay for?'

Crypto Daddy Phil Zimmerman says surveillance society is DOOMED



" He also said the abolition of slavery and absolute monarchy, and the achievement for civil rights, also once looked unlikely but were achieved."

The things that an engaged population can do are quite amazing. Unfortunately, at this point in time, not only is the population very much disengaged, the government and the media are actively promoting division (ie. partisan politics).

While we have achieved great things in the past, unless people are willing to shake off their complacency, such things will be beyond us in the future.

NSA leaker Thomas Drake says Oz security reforms are 'scary'


Checkpoints with armed guards asking people for their documentation? Most people are content to ignore anything that doesn't make their own lives difficult or inconvenience them overly much.

Russia to SAP, Apple: Hand over source code to prove you're not spies


I wouldn't trust the US with it either..

Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax


Better Solution

Orbital strike on Wall St (and all the HQs of the various and sundry greedy companies)

Senate introduces USA FREEDOM Act to curb NSA spying excesses



First the PATRIOT Act and now a FREEDOM Act....they're trolling, right?

Indie ISP to Netflix: Give it a rest about 'net neutrality' – and get your checkbook out


Re: ...

In essence what he is saying is: 'Netflix makes LOTS of money and I want a share of that'. Absolutely nothing to do with net neutrality, and everything to do with pure greed and envy.

Say goodbye to landfill Android: Top 10 cheap 'n' cheerful smartphones


Re: No Lumia?

*Looks at the URL*



Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops


Re: a netbook by any other name would stink as much


Oh be-still my beating heart...

Amazon France routes around free shipping ban with €0.01 charge


Re: Amazon should pull out of France

Let me guess, you still call french fries, 'freedom' fries right?

FCC commish: We don't need no steenkin' net neutrality rules


"...people don’t really care about network performance issues..."


Victim of Tor-hidden revenge smut site sues Tor Project developers


Re: it's like...

Except no one blames the bank for getting itself robbed, unlike the victim blaming further up.

Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto V makers for 'using her image'


Re: Having done that side mission in the game

If her argument is that she is the definitive vapid, airheaded bint, well...the case might be a slam-dunk for her..

US Supreme Court: Duh, obviously cops need a warrant to search mobes


Re: cant this be solved

In much the same way that a physical (residence) search can be stopped by locking your front door, or an arrest prevented by running, etc..

Apple SOLDERS memory into new 'budget' iMac


Re: Repairs

" they'll just replace the machine."

Oh *goodie* more landfill, *just* what we need!

Fix capitalism with floating cities on Venus says Charles Stross


Re: Let's go all the way ...

I would suggest a.....Discworld!


"The one who dies with the most dollars wins."

The one who dies with the most dollars, is just as dead as those who die with the least.

EU antitrust bods: Motorola, Samsung too dominant to take on poor little Apple


" so long as the potential licensee was signed up to the specified licensing framework."

So, Apple is fair game then, as they have a history of stealing SEPs and then suing the relevant licensing group (which they are not part of, obviously) because Apple)believe they are $deities gift to technology.

Brit IT workers are so stressed that 'TWO-THIRDS' want to quit


Re: although anyone familiar with IT types might...

I was thinking the exact same as you, then I read the initial comments and came to the conclusion that the writer may have a valid point.

CEO Tim Cook sweeps Apple's inconvenient truths under a solar panel


Re: Outgassing

I'd much prefer if he could stop the rabid iFans from outgassing on various public forums.

Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report


Re: False feeling of control

"The spies can get into deep shit if they overstep the boundaries and embarrass their superiors, so they have to be careful what they do and will probably show some restraint."

You can't embarrass the shameless.

Gay marriage foes outraged at Mozilla CEO flap, call for boycott


Re: No win.

The people banging on about Free Speech conveniently choose to ignore that 'Free Speech' does not include any kind of freedom from the repercussions of your speech. It's called personal responsibility. Something, it appears, that isn't very popular with a certain type of people.

Vint Cerf wanted to make internet secure from the start, but secrecy prevented it


Re: Irrelevant

I would imagine it depends on which side is willing to be the US Government's bitch.

Too late, Blighty! Samsung boffins claim breakthrough graphene manufacturing success


Re: Did Samsung Actually INVENT Something? That's a change.


Must try harder.

White House blasts Samsung for tweeting Obama-Ortiz selfie


Considering the President's personal intervention not all that long ago, on Apple's behalf. I'm thinking it's more to do with the company in question (ie. Samsung) rather than other reason they make up as an excuse.

Judge throws out lawsuit lobbed at Facebook for using kids' pics in targeted ads


Re: re: minors cant sign contracts

Coming Soon:

Mortgages for kids! See your local sociopath, sorry...bank manager, today!

CIA hacked Senate PCs to delete torture reports. And Senator Feinstein is outraged


Re: What a sick joke

"What a sick joke"

Quite the apt summary of your post.

Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad


Re: This article could work the other way

"This article could work the other way"

Except it's not, she died and the death certificate is real. So what is your bloody point (aside from trying to divert criticism with what-if style scenarios)?

Hot, fit, SWEATY users stroke Backbeats model, beg: DON'T CALL US


Re: Yawn.

"..your head is in the wrong place."

Sounds like the voice of experience...

Fine, you can mock us: NSA spies back down in T-shirt ridicule brouhaha


Re: Cease-and-desist letter?

Well, maybe they did...they're just not allowed to say so...

Feds cuff revenge smut site boss Hunter Moore on hacking charges


Re: Get Godwin's law out of the way first

Hitler is on the internet? Wait, of course he is, everyone is on the internet, does he have a facebook account, or twitter? I bet a look at his friend/follower list would be quite interesting...

We're not destroying the music biz: Spotify


Re: To be fair, home taping was a spectacular failure

I'm pretty sure the music industry has been trying to off itself the last several years...

'Best known female architect' angrily defends gigantic vagina


Re: Everything with a hole in it is a vagina?

"there's a hole, and there's a vagina. True, there's an ass hole... but this stadium is definitely NOT shaped like an ass hole."

The majority of the commenters however...

Furious Google techie on NSA snooping: 'F*CK THESE GUYS'

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Re: Pot, kettle, black?

"It must be really frustrating for Google to find out that their monopoly on our personal information has been broken."

You have the option to not use google, so if you don't like anything they do, then don't bloody use it. The NSA on the other hand isn't giving anyone a choice in matters, I know which one I'd be more apt to bitch about. Hint: It's not google.

Apple patents technology to STALK YOU in your own HOME


Apparently in the Apple dictionary 'Innovation' means 'Patenting technology that already exists and/or is glaringly obvious'. Although I'm not sure if that definition comes before or after, 'Patenting technological ideas in the hope that someone will invent or create an invention using those ideas, or similar ideas, who we can then sue.'

'It's a joke!' ... Bill Gates slams Mark Zuckerberg's web-for-the-poor dream


Re: He's got that wrong.

"..encouraging the world to overbreed.."

Judging by your comment I have to say that you are certainly a compelling argument for birth control..


That was the *stupidest* comment I've read so far, and considering that I've read through all the comments so far, that's saying a fair bit.

D-Link: Oops! We'll slam shut that router backdoor by end of month



D-plane boss, D-plane!

(I can't believe how long ago it was when that show was on, I feel old)

Cook invokes GHOST of STEVE JOBS in Apple-wide memo



"But while the world mourned the second anniversary of Steve Jobs' death on Saturday"

No, it didn't. In fact, the vast majority of the world couldn't possibly care any less.

Judge orders probe over Samsung execs viewing secret Apple docs


Re: Fandroids and Fanbois apart

"...The character of a corporation comes from the top and most directly the CEO..."

That would explain Apple then.

“Picasso had a saying - 'good artists copy, great artists steal' - and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”

― Steve Jobs

EU move to standardise phone chargers is bad news for Apple


Re: Phones are on the verge of desktop replacement

So what you're saying is that you've never seen a usb mouse, usb keyboard, nor any of the heaps of usb video adapters. There may well be a failure there but it's not on the part of the micro-usb connection.