* Posts by Dave

77 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Jun 2007


HTC Touch Pro smartphone


What kind of USB port?

My first concern is that of the USB port. Is it a *real* USB port, or is it that shoddy USB/headphone port so the 5 usb cables I have (1 on game machine, 1 on client, 1 at work, 1 for car, and a spare) are useless?

I've been waiting to upgrade my old HTC (that is branded as the Cingular 8125.), but the ones out so far offer less features for more price. I paid $300 for it, and it has a ton of real, useable buttons on it; Power, volume, messaging, IE (which I hijacked to simulate the OK softbutton), two softkeys, phone talk/hang up, camera, voice recorder, communications(wirelesslan, BT, etc) This one has no buttons other than the 4 on the face? Not great, but I guess I can sacrifice.

Nice to see the keyboard is just like (and even slightly improved) my current HTC

I'll probably can the Touchflo interface, though I'll give it a chance. It looks about as useless and in-the-way as iPhone's shoddy software.

Spyware targets frustrated GTA IV gamers


oooh, November

Can't wait!

What kind of idiot would actually fall for this spam? Oh, right, most of the country.

Thailand cracks down on cut-price castrations

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Can't think of a single Pro?


I say let'em go for it. Offer it for free.

Apple ignores Jesus Phone life raft

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Apple shows yet again that it is NOT your friend. What a joke.

My phone has 3 background apps (One I wrote myself almost *two years ago*) and it's battery lasts just short of a week between recharges. (This includes phone calls and texts) The phone is well over two years old. Original battery. (And replacable, hahaha)

Only GPS kills my phone's battery as I BT to a receiver, and TomTom is kinda crappy anyway.

UK postal vote system 'not fit for purpose'

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That's it?!

Can't hold office for 5 years? THAT'S IT?! Why the flying hell isn't he in PRISON.

Asshole politicians. What a slap in the face of every Brit.

Vatican updates list of mortal sins



And totally irrelevant to the real world.

Why do people pay attention to these windbags again?

Line up for full-windscreen satnav


I agree, get a map

Yet I have gps in my phone...I never use it, though. I load up Google maps and look at the route, then go and drive it. It's not hard. GPS is for when you are going a thousand miles away or something, not to go to the store for a loaf of bread.

spezzer, It's a laser, it's all curves.

Showdown over encryption password in child porn case



I encrypt all my personal data and name them with child pornography names. Wonder if this guy did too?

(In all seriousness, though, I DO rename private stuff, (like banking details) with irrelevant names)

Polish scientists quantify perfect legs

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Not a mistake at all, Stuart

Paris has nasty legs. (Goes well with her face)

Hoax: German IT boss sacks three non-smokers


Freedom of Choice

"We still have something in this country called 'Freedom of Choice' although that is rapidly being eradicated."

Hey moron, non-smokers have freedom of choice too. We don't want to breathe your shit.

I think I might start going to bars (I don't because of the awful stench of smokers) and bring a few cans of Raid bug spray. Just spray a few seconds in the air every ten minutes or so...see how many smokers have a problem with that. Go to a few restaurants and spray it around dinner. See how many idiot smokers have a problem with that. I'll just tell them:

"Freedom Of Choice"


Bloke finds missus working in brothel


Why divorce?

They're made for each other.

HP to reduce PC energy consumption by a quarter


HP can do this easy

Since they are broken about 25% of the time, they won't be turned on. Green machines!

Yahoo! joins rush to get widgets onto mobile phones

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Yahoo can make as many as they want

Just keep that bullshit off my phone and I'm happy!

Sony BMG to drop Custer stance on DRM


What? They aren't being sold in AllOfMP3's architecture

Then still not buying....waiting...


Apple targeted in DRM monopoly suit (again)

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Easy Solution

Don't buy that piece of shit mp3 player, and you won't have any problems. (And don't buy DRM tracks either)

Beware of pickpockets and malware-laced banner ads


Why would you use IE for ANYTHING??

It's like showing up at the Queen's door in a Yugo.

What was the topic again? Ads? What ads? I haven't seen an ad in quite some time.

Get your hosts file from here:

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm [Updated 01-03-08]

Then use Adblock+ and maybe Flashblock and NoScript.

Junk food ads target net


Firefox + Adblock + Hosts file


Barcode faking for fun and profit


@Won't work in self checkout...

It works in the US...you only have to put vegetables or anything without a barcode on the scale. There is a scale in the bag holder, to make sure you put the item in the bag after scanning, not before.

New Jersey bans sex offenders from the web

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What sucks is...

That to get on that list all you have to do is take a leak behind a bush and a woman sees you and calls the police.

Rent Fox films via iTunes


Are people really this desperate

to watch TV? On these tiny PDA screens? For $5?? Absolutely pathetic.

The protection's off, as Warner commits to Amazon


At what bitrate?

If it's not 320vbr, it's trash! Might as well stick it on an iPod ;)

Xbox gamers urged don't get smashed

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A waste.

Especially when I have a few beers and then play these kinds of games.

As to the first poster, I still can't beat my record lap time, sober or not, and I got it not sober. :)

This also sets a dangerous precedent for unwanted forms of subtle social engineering.

"Pay your taxes"

"Trust the government"

"Relinquish your freedoms"

"There is only one god"

Not a good idea.

Drivers on the phone face the slammer


Quite Pathetic

Punish the masses for the actions of the few. What assholes.

2 years? That's not going too overboard. Why is it everyone in government has the mentality of a 5yo?

Man siphons info for 300 credit cards from hotel kiosks


Why are the CC#'s being saved?!

What the hell is wrong with these companies? Why are they saving people's CC#'s? Apparently they can't even be bothered to encrypt them.

London PR outfit in sex-on-desk email shocker

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Why bother

going through the tape at all, what's he going to do, have them arrested? Why... I know we are in a police state and the slightest infraction should be met with violent oppression, but you think people could let some things slide?

Toshiba tech paves way for 100Gb Flash chips


Screw iPods

Put'em in a Sansa player.

419ers flash big bucks cashcard


The scary part is

that at least 10000 people will fall for this. Mostly Americans.

Europe too cynical for iPhone


@Mike Crawshaw

"I get that over in the US, people jumped for joy at this, because of the low-tech cellphones they're used to. But here? In terms of functionality (leaving aside presentation), it's years out of date."

The only reason Americans are using low-tech phones is because they are low-brow. The Americans that bought the iPhone are just low-intelligence.

My HTC phone (Cingular 8125) Has 3x the features of the iPhone, and was half the price TWO years ago. It's a bit slow compared to today's phone, but plenty fast enough that I have no reason to upgrade until the newer HTC's come down in price. (And get rid of the proprietary USB port w/headphone jack garbage)

Nokia jumps on mobile ad-wagon

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Same here

I don't have TV service, don't listen to the radio and I don't wear commercials on my clothes. I'm going to not have a cellphone either if they're going to load it with bullshit ads.

I bet we customers will be paying for the bandwidth for them to harass the living shit out of us.

US man sets himself on fire and cuts off his own arm



"I had a prayer with God, with the corn picker and with me and just kind of made it easy, and made peace with it. Just thankful to be alive and to be here and do an interview with you."

What...a...moron. Yes, praise god your arm got torn off. Thank Jesus for your severed limb.

The utter stupidity is scary.

Wii grasses up cheating wife


@ Those who think that it was online

Mii's can be stored ON the console. He found that guy's Mii on his console, THAT is the problem. He was there, in the house with her, with his Mii character installed on the trooper's gamebox. (And his Wii installed in her!)

T-Mobile unlocks iPhone, charges €999


You buy an iTrash

You get what you deserve. Actually, going by it's feature set, you DON'T get very much at all. But you sure pay for it!

Ring-back tones to carry adverts



This advertising bullshit is so out of hand.

Testers give iPhone virtual keyboard the thumbs down


What smart people have known for many months

It was obvious with the first pic that the keyboard was a joke. I know two people that have this phone, and they still can't type with it, they've had it for months! I can type 30+wpm on my HTC with NO errors, and have done so since day one.

Even more laughable is that they are constantly saying "Wow your phone can do that?" Haha. My phone is two years old, cost half the price of theirs, and has twice the features.


Windows random number generator is so not random

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What would be truly random

Would be to read random portions of the hard drive and convert the bits to hex/decimal, and use that.

Finnish school gunman posted warning on YouTube

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Poor Finns

So sad to see a good country get Amerikanized. What's next? McDonalds?

UK Charts Company to recognise album sales on USB Flash disks

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Stupid Stupid Stupid

How do these morons get such cushy jobs to get paid to think up the dumbest shit in the world??

North American cities go green under LED street lights


Is it? Could it be?

The government is doing something productive! Holy shit!

AI egghead: Human-robot humping, marriage by 2050


Beats getting married!!!

Imagine all the money and sanity you'll save! I'd be all over it in a minute. American women are too much of a pain in the ass.

US smut spam duo jailed for five years apiece


Who signed up?

I want the morons that signed up from spam mail to be listed. Names and locations.

DA suppressed Alabama Baptist pastor autopsy

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Best News Story Ever!

This made my day! A priest who spends his life berating other people on how to live dies with a dildo up his ass. How typically Christian.

(I hope he wasn't someone who gave millions of dollars to actual charities and traveled the world doing good, or I'd feel bad for laughing, but since that's extremely doubtful (He was Christian, after all), I'm enjoying a good chuckle)

Google's 'Gphone' said to be mobile OS

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Fuck that, indeed

I am so sick of commercials becoming more and more prominent than the content. Why the hell would I want an OS designed around advertising??

It's getting pathetic. Now, in the US, there are LCD screens on top of the gas pumps that throw commercials in your face as you are pumping gas. Goddamn ridiculous. Any commercial I see on that screen I will make a note of it and WILL NOT BUY.

Jack Thompson might go down in gay porn shocker


JT didn't say that

Kent said:

"I’m not the one in trouble. The judge found a certain lawyer’s material obscene. I absolutely love it. This is the best thing to happen to me in a long, long time. Check my [case] filings, sweetie."

Apple posts iPhone update, bricks unlocked handsets



A fool and his money are soon parted. In this case, a million fools. These Apple stories are better than the newspaper comics!

C'mon, people, you knew what you you were buying into before you bought it, and you still bought it. You paid a fortune for it. Stupid and gullible. If you didn't know what you were buying into, then you were just stupid.

I should have bought Apple stock. Honestly, I didn't think people were this stupid. Gues y'all showed me! rofl...

IBM helps Chicago keep an eye on its citizens


Hitler would be proud

I see the Gestapo is in full force in Chicago. What an asshole country this is turning into. I've already made my plans for escape.

Phishers bait hook with Verified by Visa scam


If you are worried about online security...

Open a separate checking account, and keep it at an empty balance (or like $10). When you want to buy something online, make a transfer of the amount from a regular checking account, or your savings, or whatever, then purchase the item online. I do this and if anyone gets my online card info, I could care less. I'm out $10, so what.

This also will help you cut down on impulse purchases, if you're mentally weak, and 1am drunk purchases, like, um, I did once... :)

It's amazing what a little thinking can do!

Jack Thompson sets about Halo 3


It's not that it's too easy...

"Why not build parental control into the firmware of consoles so the parents of a child can set the age rating of games that they feel their child should be allowed to play."

That wouldn't be good for the corporate bottom line, now would it?


Jack Thomspon


Heh. Wouldn't you like to bump into him in an empty, dim backalley? I'd turn him into part of the wall.

The judge should prosecute for continual harassment via frivolous lawsuits, and make him pay the company's lawyers fees. He'd be broke soon enough and go away.

LAPD patrol cars to get sticky-GPS-tracker cannon?



Vaseline? Cooking spray? A little on the trunk and you're pretty safe.

Google punts ads on the move


Will it ever stop

How will they separate the garbage data (ads) from the data I'm trying to access? I get billed for the data transfer, and the site gets the money from the ad site? What kind of crap is this?

I guess I won't be getting a data package anytime soon now. I'm NOT paying to watch commercials on my goddamn phone.