* Posts by Danington the Third

31 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Jan 2010

Apple FileVault cracked in under an hour by forensics biz

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the 21st century equivalent of

looking over someone's shoulder when they type in their password.

not suitably impressed at all.

Millions face Megaupload data deletion by Thursday

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When can I retrieve all the legitimate data I have stored? On my lifetime platinum account? that I paid for? Thanks USDOJ, for ruining the accounts of millions of users over your 'information infringement' claims.

Will you be reimbursing Mega's customers the money you have effectively stolen from us? Or does the standard only work one way?

Apollo 17 Moon landing: Shock revelations

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It's not April, so....


Antimatter hangs around at CERN

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So what is it?

Only joking!

Apple to reveal musical something on September 1

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I would be offended by this but...

I was using macs since you were in yer dad's ballbag, so I tend not to classify myself into the greater mass of 'mac users'.

I do like their stuff though, and it is fun to follow the anonouncements, see what's out and all that.

iOS jailbreak howdunnit partially solved

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A Big thanks

to comex, for your great work, and for continuing to help make an already great platform open!

Xbox Live billing site snubs Firefox

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99% Firefox?

I think you underestimate xbox 360 gamers. Once they suss out how to download without the help of xblm, then i'll read your statistics.

1984's MacPaint source code hits web

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hell, you could probably port it to your watch these days

Hack forces Flash onto iPad

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Well La Di Da.

BUT can you play Angry Birds on it? I THINK NOT.

'It's as though I've got Jonathan Ive's personal tool in my...'

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Jobs Halo

either that...

or he has jailbroken it, and is not on ATT.

For once I'm going to stick up for Jobsie and venture that when I buy the iPhone 4 and use it on Manx Telecom, I will not be suffering any of these issues.

However, if I am wrong I will gladly eat humble pie, most probably with a helping of lamenting-wasted-money gravy.

Aussies face 10 year browsing lock-up

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i have an idea for the aussies

Everyone just send eleventy billion emails and ping every site indexed by google on a daily basis. Then lol when you do something naughty and they have to get the ISPs to find it.

Mac spyware infiltrates popular download sites

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it's viruses. Virii might be an STD, it ceertainly sounds like one.

iPad users put tablet to netbook tasks

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The iPad is winning because

there was never a place for netbooks in the current market, in my opinion. In making these computers ultraportable, all they did was put shitty components into smaller boxes than before, giving users the illusion that the 'magical' technology of teeny tiny computers had arrived. Which is bollocks of course, because every netbook i've ever seen is barely more capable than my parents' 7 year old emac.

To me, It's like advertising a smaller 14inch CRT vs a 20inch HD plasma display, touting portability. Then making it more expensive.

Even with the iPad, I don't really see the point. The geek in me wants one bad, mostly due to shiny factor and 'omg i can read my comics on that' factor, but I really can't justify the purchase, given that i've got a Mac Pro, and a Macbook, AND an iphone. My market is basically covered.

I suppose the iPad does have potential for space constrained users, or older users, or users that don't have any computer already. But again, that price issue is still a bit of a dealbreaker, because i paid £600 for a laptop that has more space, power, capability, and almost as much portability. So where's the angle? What's the point? Is it really a shock that a shiny new gadget is doing better than a piece of shit netbook? Who knows? I certainly don't, and in retrospect this post seems like a little bit of a directionless rant, but sod it, I've gotten this far, and maybe someone can glean a point for me.

Google hails Pac-Man with retro gaming homepage

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Is actually the most awesome thing I have seen all year. Google, I don't care if you invade our homes with wifi snooping, invade our screen real estate with advertising, or even our privacy with savied search results. You have officially won this round of internets. Well done sirs.

Most browsers leave fingerprint that can ID users

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bear in mind

This data collection also appears to contain your installed fonts, current reolution, and so forth. If you run the test again you can check what part of it was 'ID'ing you by :)

Also, Vista? Really?

Pirate Bay resurfaces after German legal depth-charge

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good old pirate bay. You have to hand it to them; deys got BALLS. And lots of them it seems.

Sharp Aquos LC-46LE821E 46in quad-pixel TV

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Paris Hilton

sounds like an interesting idea, BUT

havent decent monitors and TVs given beatiful and faithful colour representation to photographers for years? what happened to those? Not to mention every colour can be made with those three.

Maybe my limited understanding of this makes me look stupid, but stuff has always been the right colour on my displays for close to forever.

Code-execution bug found in Apple Safari

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*kshht*Tango Down*kshht*

*kssh*Good kill, Good kill, over*kshht*

Mafia Wars dons deprived of pit bulls

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oh fuck off...

you paint throwing arse holes. It infuriates me so much that i share an even remotely similar mindset to these hopeless twats. Anyone ever see what the they did to cooking mama? I MEAN FUCKING COOKING MAMA?! El Reg, you must have some contacts somewhere, can we get them taken out? like all swiftly and quietly?

F*ck you, thunders disgruntled fanboi Apple user

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well done sir

allow me to congratulate you once the tears have been wiped from my eyes.

Applesoft, Ogg, and the future of web video

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we're gonna have a problem here

Y'all act like you never seen an open codec before

Jaws all on the floor like Real, like Avi just burst in the door

and started whoopin her ass worse than before

they first were divorce, decoding more efficiently (Ahh!)

It's the return of the... "Ah, wait, no way, you're kidding,

he didn't just say what I think he did, did he?"

And WMA said... nothing you idiots!

WMA's dead, H264's his replacement! (Ha-ha!)

Feminist women love OGG

"chickachickachicka Xiphvid, I'm sick of him

Look at him, walkin around decodin his you-know-what

keyframing the you-know-who," "Yeah, but he's so open though!"

Yeah, I probably got a couple of devs up in my head loose

But no worse, than what's goin on in your licensed codecs

Sometimes, I wanna get on TV and just play files, but can't

cuz my DiVX is limited to licensed styles

"MP3 is on your lips, MP3 is on your lips"

And if I'm lucky, you might just give it a little kiss

And that's the message that we deliver to little kids

And expect them not to know how rubbish DIvX vid is

Of course they gonna know what h264 is

By the time they hit fourth grade

And got the thepiratebay don't they?

iPhone 4.0: iAds, multitasking, and 98 tweaks

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I may be a little 'late to the party' but...

... I suspect that folders will have a maximum of nine items. Obviously one cannot be sure, but the keynote said there was a new maximum of sixteen hundred and something apps, up from one hundred eighty which is =/= 9 items per icon. Also it looks like as the icon fills up, it will eventually have nine spots.

Freetard-targeting Trojan seeks to scam scaredycats

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Dear El Reg,

I am riting to you on this day of mourning to inform you of my approaching deth; this tiem tomorrow i will be dead from the cancer of brain. I have here the sum of 85bajillion dollrs (US ONLY) in life savings, and I must give to my next of kin before my doom, or the moneys will be losted! Please contact me soon with your bank details, date of birth, memorable word, spouse name, and copy of your passport very soon so that we can arrange for trafnser of fundings.

Please email to areyoufucking@kidding.com

Riverbed slips McAfee firewall into WAN optimizers

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For some reason i read that as 'into WIN optimizers'

Apple shrugs to iPad Wi-Fi problems

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...isn't it.

"our device is fine, it's your inferior router that every other wireless device in the world can access perfectly. Peasant"


Sent from my iPad

Pink Floyd remastered for Nintendo Entertainment System

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I dunno about you...

...But last time this happened, we ended up with the scissor sisters screeching comfortably numb at us

Sony PS3 Slim

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look at the screens.

It's official: Adobe Reader is world's most-exploited app

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Adobe applications....

... have vulnerabilities in them? Well bugger me rigid.

Yet more proof this abomination of a company needs to give their design IPs to a competent group of developers and just erase themselves from the face of the planet.

Apple revises iPad ship date

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Word on UK pricing will actually be announced when the iPad begins to take preorders in the US. At least according to the press release engadget posted :)

Steve Wozniak, your time is up

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No I won't come off - lol inuendo

I don't fully agree with your statement on the creation of our industry as we know it; While we did have other companies designing chips and software, they were all boring suits who had no sense of market forecast in this division - after all there WAS no digital age then. Look at IBM, they laughed Apple and their ideas out of the boardroom. What Jobs and Woz bought to the industry was accessibility, affordability, and style. They aimed to have these things in the homes of Joe Retard, who is by far the largest consumer base available. So yes they did revolutionize the industry. We still would have had an industry without them, just one left to die by a bunch of fumbling old farts who had no idea.

On a side note, don't be so fecking pedantic, i'm OBVIOUSLY not talking about job responsibility here, I'm talking about the creation of the jobs in the number they are now. You think El Reg would be here without a billion IT geeks around the world to read it?

On a secondary side note, Stallman is awesome, and you can't touch him. That is all.

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Jobs Horns

Better Pandas and lollipops than...

pricks like S Ballmer beating his chest, and S Jobs stroking his cock and saying boom all the time. I can understand that Wozzy has only really done one HUGE thing in his career, but he is still the guy who co-pioneered the industry that is not only responsible for your job, but the jobs of most who read this site.

I don't see the problem with a nice guy finally being involved in an industry. Not to mention by your logic we should make Richard Stallman irrelevant too, because all he did was invent gnu and whine about freedom for a few years. He's still a fucking legend no matter what.