* Posts by Ramshackle

15 posts • joined 12 Apr 2010

Go Daddy boycott threat for backing hated anti-piracy law


@John Lilburne

It's not just technical issues that are a problem, the legislation could effectively "break" DNSSEC:


When you get down to it security and privacy measures are pretty much diametrically opposed to censorship and monitoring measures. You can't stop people doing something if you can't see what they're doing and block it.

Android app sales skimpy, sluggish, slack, scanty...


Right, so...

They've found out that Apple customers are more willing to waste money of frivolous shit they don't need or can get for free/cheaper elsewhere? That is shocking news isn't it...

Skyhook vows to take Google suit to bitter end

Big Brother

No thanks

""one way or another" – get its location services onto every Android phone."

Is there any way to make sure neither of them can get location services onto my phone unless I specifically ask for it? The creepy bastards.

PARIS concocts commemorative cocktail


How about...

The f*cking awful.

That isn't a drink, it's the result of an alcoholic confectioners shopping trolley tipping over.

People have no bloody idea about saving energy


That old chesnut.

Angling for a job at the daily mail by any chance? This article is typical of the "one thing you said is wrong so everything you say is worthless" argument that's often utilised by the anti-pc/eco/liberal/tofu brigade.

Just because recycling glass has a more negative impact than using cans doesn't mean all recycling is bollocks. You are aware metals can also be recycled, yes? And just because switching off appliances on standby doesn't save that much energy doesn't mean it isn't still worth doing, it's a truly lazy bastard who classes crossing their living room to switch off the T.V as anything but a minor inconvenience.

The original source simply states that people's perceptions are wrong, so perhaps the grown up thing to do would have been suggesting better education rather than just using it as an excuse to tell eco-minded people to get fucked.

Facebook bug spills name and pic for all 500 million users



"Harvesting this data is very easy, as it can be easily bypassed by using a bunch of proxies."

What can be bypassed exactly? It doesn't mention any security measures that would need bypassing. Sounds like a mountain out of a mole hill given how most people have their full names either in or linked to their e-mail addresses these days. If you've got an e-mail address you want to use for some anonymous purpose why the hell would you sign up to facebook with it?

Met lab claims 'biggest breakthrough since Watergate'


I think not.

"Proponents are optimistic about its uses in counter-terrorism investigations, for example to establish when suspects made reconnaissance videos of their targets, or to uncover editing in propaganda videos."

That would be all those propoganda videos made inside the influence of the national grid then would it?

Exam board deletes C and PHP from CompSci A-levels


Check the syllabus

You mean the "Computer Game Programming" courses that generally teach physics, maths and C++ development? A lot of students enrol on them for the wrong reasons but their content tends to be far more practically useful than a good portion of the other compsci degrees you get these days (Media Technology anyone?). Also you can do more than one A-Level you know, room for maths AND comp sci.

Facebook founder called trusting users dumb f*cks


Check again.

"...the users tend to be over 35 and middle class"

Absolute bollocks.

Vote Lib Dem, doom humanity to extinction


nice one

You realise you just completely contradicted one of the main arguments in the article for carrying our own deterrent? i.e. That no-one else would defend us if we were attacked. If only all Trident advocates could have supporters like you.



Hadn't noticed this gem:

"Nuclear weapons aren't, in fact, as deadly as the ordinary sort."

Those ad revenues must be pretty fucking sweet for you to be willing to make yourself sound that retarded in public just to get hits. Here's a quick test for you: fire a gun (or hey, throw a machete) into a crowd, then set a nuclear warhead off in the middle of a crowd. Compare death toll. You may notice a difference in the numbers.



Wars amongst powerful countries are fought economically these days, global nuclear conflict is bad for everyone's bottom line in the long run, and MAD deterrents don't work against decentralised terrorist cells willing to blow themselves to shit (most of whom seem to be funded and trained by people who care about the bottom line anyway). I think you may want to retire to your basement and sit polishing your guns and muttering quietly to yourself about your chance for glory.

What you guys got planned for next week? Someone frothing at the mouth because brown people are getting jobs?

Adobe clutches chance to bury Steve Jobs 'hog' insult


Bit of an exaggeration

All the people on this and the other related posts saying flash is dead, get a clue.

Do you seriously think web designers are going to give up on flash just because it won't work on the iphone and doesn't work well on OS X? Forget Apple's shiny PR maneouvering for a minute and compare the number of other computers on the internet capable of running flash fine with the number of macs and iphones, you'll notice a bit of a difference in the numbers.

It took years for people just to stop using tables in their HTML and for IE6 to go away (still happening), the death of flash and the adoption of HTML 5 video aren't going to happen in some spontaneous revolution once the standards are finalised.

Adobe plots rebound with latest Creative Suite



'"people aren't logging into Drupal to design templates." And people aren't firing up Dreamweaver either, which by the way, doesn't change the point that CMS have taken over *content* management.'

You're right, it doesn't change that point, but that point is completely moot in the context of new developments in the web industry as any professionals worth their salt haven't been using flat html to update content for years now. Also if you look through job adverts for web designers (designers, not developers) Dreamweaver and creative suite familiarity are still one of the top requirements. There *are* far better IDEs for back end development, however for HTML/CSS design Dreamweaver is still the most commonly used tool in decent sized pro agencies and is also what students are trained up in on most web design courses. Personally I'd rather hand code in a basic editor than spend the money on it for freelance work but all the agencies I've worked for have used up to date versions, and all the designers in those agencies have used it.


Er, what?

"DreamWeaver is not as good as many other open source web design packages, and the majority of companies now use a built in content management system(CMS) for managing their sites"

What web designers has he been speaking to? Dreamweaver's still industry standard and a CMS only handles content, people aren't logging into Drupal to design templates.


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