* Posts by AnoNymousGerbil

17 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Aug 2010

Apple responds to critics of CSAM scan plan with FAQs, says it'd block governments subverting its system


Staff probably in india working getting minimum wage and don't care what happens, just click "YES!" like those Google employed people manually verifying disputed copyright claims.

Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage


Re: Windows 10 -- why so broken?

No. It aint Microsofts fault. You seem to have this silly notion that it's microsoft who write device drivers for everything? Well, guess what, they don't.

Issue likely is gfx chip drivers. Microsoft didn't make gfx chip computer is running, nor didn't they write drivers for that gfx chip. It's responsibility of manufaturer who made that gfx chip. Only they have requird information.

If they can't be arsed to provide proper driver SUPPORT for their gfx chip on windows 10, complaint to THEM!

Microsoft talks up devices, Windows 8.1 at developer shindig


Argh, more microsoft lies.

Pisses me off to no end whole windows 8 and microsoft "listening their customers" crap. It's obvious they are not doing that when start button takes one back to tile garbage.

What I'd like to do is to damn go head to head with that bonehead ballmer, tell him several things that are not very polite or politically correct, then promptly beat 13 kinda shit outta him with a chair or few, and then boot him inna fork till he screams like castrates in the x-mas album.

I'm sick'n'tired of this microsoft bullshit where they try shoehorn us their crap, esp. tile view junk on desktop.

On phone it works, I know, I have windows phone.

On table it probably works, I havent gotten yet to test windows tablets.

On desktop it's pain between the dorsal mounds. When I use desktop, I'm always running several software and browser windows same time with IMs etc. so whole tiled garbage is totally useless for me. And more microsoft try to push that crap, more passionately I will hate it and them.

Adobe price hike: Your money or your files, frappuccino sippers


Dumb move from Adobe...

They have been pretty much de-facto software to use for anything sofar because of piratism (and student licences) that fuel industry with people who are used to their software. Lots of cases when they end up in work, they have been familiar with Adobe products so they said they "need" em for any little job and companies forked out the money...

After this move, it's very likely that if soft is only cloud it's piracy rates possibly drop, but also it will mean people won't fork out price Adobe asks (for hobby etc. learning purposes). People will look more for alternatives and later on when in work life, they won't have reason to suggest getting Adobe software unless there's real need because they're already familiar with some other cheaper alternatives that will do most of the job anyway.

I see this only a losing move for Adobe unless they introduce heavily lowered prices for students and hobbyists.

They're on bit of a similar road Borland was years and years ago with their coding tools. They managed to alienate lot of schools teaching their tools, they failed with student/hobbyist crowd and pretty much drove their most vocal fans away with dumb behaviour...

Besides that, I'd think after this there's more and more interest to make Gimp etc. have more functions users need and become real and usable alternatives for Adobe software in many cases.

I know I'll be hanging onto my copy of CS for few more years now and start to look actively alternatives.

Microsoft to unveil new Xbox console on May 21


Always on? Not interested. #dealwithit

Dawn of the X-Men? MUTANTS swarm AMONG US, say geneticists


Re: Mine is useful

I have similar problem. To get drunk is damn expensive because of amount alcohol needed :/

Other interesting thing is that I never get hangover at all no matter how much I've been drinking.

Ex-Nokia staffers team up to revive MeeGo


Amusingly enough in Finnish, "jolla" = dinghy ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe_%28dinghy%29 ) so I wonder if it's their liferaft... It seems atleast they still have had humour when they named their company

PC-makers hope for Windows 8 hero to sweep up sales


Re: Quick, time for a new laptop

I was thinking same thing and looking laptops just earlier. I wonder what will be microsoft downgrade policy on win8 because there's no way in hell limit my regular way of using computers and run metroUI after I tested preview... For tablet, I can see metro UI work for, but not for laptop/desktop.


Metro UI will never work for job I have to do. Too many small apps required in screen for monitoring things. So there's no any kind of reason to go for Win8.

RUmour from upstairs say they have decided they'll go for Win7 instead and wait out till win9 or win10 earliest to see if this 2 apps on huge screens metro nonsense will go away. There's reason why we have big monitors, and running only 2 apps 34/66% split aint it...

I need to multitask, but Windows 8's Metro won't let me


Metro UI is perfect!!!


Google+ funny numbers mask falling growth



Well, G+ still as useless as chocolate teapot.

They were supposed to roll in ability to use nicknames/pseudonyms. But haven't seen that happen yet, and that's pretty much biggest issue I've seen many people have with em. besides regular "twitter and facebook works already".

I know lots of people online by nick/pseudonym, not by their "real names", and I know that to be case for many other people too. It's next to impossible to find "friends" from G+ users when they still have that stupid only "real name" policy. I ain't gonna go around asking everyone what is their "real" name, just so I could add them in G+ incase they're there and I don't see them doing that either.

So, G+ is useless as it now is.

Google+ gets group vid, Nokia still has a Pulse


Interesting, so G+ might turn out to be something useful IF they ever start to support pseudonyms... Had missed that one, thanks.

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Vid crap aint gonna save it...

G+ still requiring "real" name? If so, still as useless as ever...

BOFH: The day the office budget bombed – literally

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"I happened to notice the odour of ... urine."

"Oh, you mean when I tried to put the fire out after the extinguisher made things worse?"

"The same way you tried to put your boss out?" the H&S guy snaps, holding up another bag with the boss's scorched shirt in it.

"It was an act of mercy!"

Act of mercy indeed :D :D

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is dead at 56


And so the era ends...

Farewell and good journey Steve...

Google+ inertia sets in at Chocolate Factory

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G+ is useless...

Whole G+ is totally useless as it now is. People don't know my real name, only nickname, and that's pretty much same what I know about them.

I ain't gonna go on and start ask real name of people to see if they use G+, nor I will give my real name for them to add in G+ circles.

I've been online and using web since mid 90's and I've always used just nicks, even family and closest friends use my nickname only, so whole stupid "real name" only nonsense made G+ useless. Kinda sad because otherwise G+ looked promising.

Superhero game beta sucks boobs into honeypot



He was prolly lured in reading in promise of potential iPad or some such, so maybe a honey pot fondler?