* Posts by BrownishMonstr

468 posts • joined 22 May 2011


Record-breaking Kuwaiti heatwave triggers inadvisable TikTok expletive outburst


Re: No women, not even top-of-the-line engineers

I don't think Islam strictly forbids women from working, however I do believe Kuwaitis' sexual repression may play a part in it.

Apple settles with student after authorized repair workers leaked her naked pics to her Facebook page


Re: How to tell if you're stupid.

I have images of my wife during pregnancy. Very unflattering, but neither of us would want the photos to be exposed. I also have photos of my 3yo daughter.

If some stranger goes snooping and looking at the photos, I would have a strong urgency to punch the twat, no matter how likely it is they will win the fight. I'm not the type of person to fight, but I'd do it in that scenario.

The only reason to look at photos is to maybe test the camera. No other fucking reason exists.

All phones should come with a repair mode to restrict the OS to extremely basic functions, sandboxing apps like the camera and photos.

Why did automakers stall while the PC supply chain coped with a surge? Because Big Tech got priority access


Yes, used to.

My phone has a much better entertainment capabilities than my outdated 6yo car.


Perhaps it's time for auto makers to further modularise parts of their cars. The entertainment shit can be upgraded much quicker than the actual car.

Oh wait, fuck it. It'll just be 100x more expensive than it should be.


What do you mean?

Touch screen is great, except from all those damn times you need to keep your eyes on the damn road.

My fuckingg car's heating controls are touch screen (2014 insignia), I do not understand how anyone thought it was a good idea. If I wasn't lazy or cheap I'd buy a crappy screen protector and stick cutouts, so I can feel my way round.

Fucking idiots.

Iran bans cryptocurrency mining for four months as the weather – and election campaigns – start to heat up


If the US was smart, they would have wanted to give Rouhani more leeway, to appease the Iranian population. That way they would keep voting for moderates instead of another jimmy jab for president. Perhaps one day the Supreme Leader role would no longer have existed.

Perhaps the US are smart and don't want Iran to progress.

Water's wet, the Pope's Catholic, and iOS is designed to stop folk switching to Android, Epic trial judge told


Re: What about others....

I recall a few years ago I checked the Spotify sub on ios and it was more expensive than online. Turns out they added the 20% or whatever it was on top.


Re: Actually the Pope isn't Catholic.....

Wasn't QI abused by The Register for its inaccuracies. It ultimately led me to stop watching it. The comedy was funny, but not as much when I had to question whether the answers and info were correct.

Day 3 of the Apple vs Epic trial: What actually is an iPhone anyway?


Perhaps Apple should sell the iPhone and iPads at a loss and they can then justify a 30% cut.

Sorry, silly joke.

UK government gives Automated Lane Keeping Systems the green light for use on motorways


Re: Thought experiment

Ideally the car will be able to identify the falling objects it will come into contact with so it will brake harshly. The logs might be rolling back relative to the lorry, but relative to the lamp post next to it, it'll still be moving forwards.

Brit MPs and campaigners come together to oppose COVID status certificates as 'divisive and discriminatory'


Isn't it time we stop vaccinating our own population and ensure the majority of the world have vaccinated their over 50s?

If we are only one of a few countries to have vaccinated all of our countrymen, then we might end up being back in full lockdown once a deadly mutant variant is back in our population, one which escapes our vaccines.

Maybe high-speed internet is infrastructure after all, say US Republicans in proposal to spend $65bn over five years


Re: Get started on the B Ark...

At least they suck well.


Re: Traditional infrastructure is all well and good but...

Really? The world feels like it's moving more right than left.

How not to apply for a new job: Apply for it on a job site


Except agencies have a list of contacts they can easily email.

Home office setup with built-in boiling water tap for tea and coffee without getting up is a monument to deskcess


Feed the dogs,

Brush your teeth,

Clean the john, and give your horse one final rubdown.

Cos a cowboy's life ain't easy and a cowboy's life is hard,

Jackie 'You have no authority here' Weaver calls on the UK to extend Coronavirus Act provisions for online meetings


It's a Village Council, for the Village. Strangers aren't welcome here.

Microsoft sides with media groups, together they urge Europe to follow Australia's lead, make Google, Facebook pay for news article links


Re: What a surprise

Old Mcdonald has a grudge. E-I-E-I-O.

Huawei invokes 140-year-old law at England's High Court in latest bid to thwart CFO's US-Canada extradition


The whole thing sounds like a Farsi

Over long US weekend, GitHub HR boss quit after firing Jewish staffer who warned Nazis were at the Capitol


Re: I'm confused

I think it was the use of "their". Not sure how it's politically correct, it's a valid use of the language.

I think schlee needs to calm down a bit as schlee is only making a joke of schlimself/schlerself. Hope schlee doesn't go all capitol on us.

Signal boost: Secure chat app is wobbly at the moment. Not surprising after gaining 30m+ users in a week, though


What's better? Signal or telegram?

My website has raised its anchor and set sail into the internet oceans without me


Re: You get what you pay for

Please do tell me what a good fucking alternative is? The Windows Phone was one, but that was Nadella-rized.

I have had enough Android phones to realise that OS was a terrible piece of shit, and the upgrade support was next to nothing. Fuck expandable memory, "No Storage space left". What the fuck are you onabout...there's 32gb left on the memory card. Oh I see, bloated ROM with just a few of my installed apps allowing me to move it to external memory. Sure that was like 10 years ago and I was a cheap bastard being a student, but I'm not gonna waste my money on the unknown devil.

My iPhone 8 plus is on its third year, with only recently experiencing some hardware issues, but that would likely be down to my daughter. Yes, I've had some issues but it mostly just works. I'm not interested in changing phones every couple of years so I'd much rather my phone last for 4+ years.

What does my neighbour's Tesla have in common with a stairlift?


Re: "water falling from hundreds of feet up"

Don't worry, French will be a dead language. At least that's what my trusted documentary told me.


Whistleblowers have come to us alleging spy agency wrongdoing, says UK auditor IPCO


Maybe someone needs to tell that to Persia.

Huawei and top Chinese AI startup accused of building 'Uyghur alarm' facial recognition scanner for govt


Re: Dzungar genocide

It seems you have forgotten to mention our yearly Muslamic Convention. You know, the one where us Muslims plan how to piss the world off and how to take it over.

You know the one, it's just before the yearly Husband/Boyfriend convention, where us guys plan how to piss our wives and girlfriends off. Why do you think us Muzzies were always early for it? It wasn't just because we're eager for the convention.

Also, us Muslims are all half lizard people, just to add to the Icke-crazy.

UK MoD bungs Boeing £500m to plug gap left by a system it should have provided under £800m contract from 2010


You know, maybe the ones in charge of the tender need sacking.

The Daily Mail complain about money going to the EU but it's really the bastards closer to home who burn a bigger slice of the pie.

Makes your blood boil. But what can you do other than drink/eat the sorrows away.

Running joke: That fitness gadget? It's, er, run out


Obsolete for a fanboi, good enough for the rest of us.*

* don't have the iWatch so tbh can't actually say if it'll be obsolete or not, but then apple aren't a startup so if they go bust there's much more worrying things.

Happy silver jubilee to JavaScript, king of the web at 25 and still hanging on to its crown, for now


Re: uniquity

Was Typescript supposed to replace JS, or was it just to make development easier?

Microsoft celebrates undead MS Paint with festive knitwear


Re: with only sizes for the larger fanboi available

MS paint has lost functionality when the ribbon was introduced, replaced with stuff for amateurs. Yes the application was for amateurs, but you were able to do quite a bit with it, like setting the page colour.


Re: GirlsWhoCode

One has to ask what sexual assault/harassment has to do with gender fluidity.

But, yes, why. Maybe his penis was too long so, as per NTFS and FAT32, had to be cut and stored elsewhere (for, er, backwards compatibility*).

*ahem. Gives a whole new meaning to backwards compatibility.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a monastery-burning romp that would be way better if it was not an Assassin's Creed game


I enjoyed the first one, though that may have something to do with being Muslim, or I just thought the concept was awesome. Then from 2 onwards it seemed like they were in it for the money and it was less about the origins of assassins.

Then I grew a bit older and only played battlefield. Now I'm much older and haven't got time to commit to console games.

Nokstalgia: HMD Global introduces yet another homage to the past – a 4G rework of the Nokia 6300


Re: "why you’d want to text on a T9 keyboard is beyond us."

The keyboard on the Lumias were great for swiping, some issues but was mostly good. Second best is SwiftKey. Despite being Microsoft still not as good as the lumia ones.


Re: Nokia N8 remake when?

I'm waiting for the n-gage


Re: Cool

When is that? Tomorrow? Next year? 60 years? Never?

[Checks meeting agenda...] Where does it say 'Talk cr*p and waste everyone's time'?


It must be asked

Where the fuck do you find these videos?

Guess whose app store claims to champion 'choice, fairness and innovation'. It's Microsoft's, funnily enough


Re: Microsoft has declared its 10 app store principles

None of which were published by Microsoft who themselves think the app store is dead.

Imagine running a dating app and being told accounts could be easily hijacked. How did that feel, Grindr?


If it was illegal to pay ransomeware crooks, and with large fines if found out, would companies still pay it?

G'day mate, I'll take two tinnies, a packet of Tim Tams, some Vegemite, and a bork


What's the difference?

Coding unit tests is boring. Wouldn't it be cool if an AI could do it for you? That's where Diffblue comes in


Re: One and the same...

There's been many instances where I said "it's likely they'll change their minds on this so we should make the code easy to change". My assumptions were correct, they changed their minds. But I did not anticipate the level of change in the requirements. To the point where unit tests would have to be rewritten extensively, and the code-changes meant existing tests would be broken.

Your anti-phishing test emails may be too easy to spot. NIST has a training tool for that


Re: It will still happen

The thing is, a moment of stupidity can hit anybody and that's what they're hoping for. A moment of stupidity.

A few months ago we were warned of a phishing email and it looked legitimate as well. Not sure how they were able to get the signature but they did that very well.

Microsoft sides with Epic over Apple developer ban, supports motion for temporary restraining order


Re: Meanwhile, in other news

Does Apple sell the iPhones at a loss so they can recuperate the losses from the 30% commission?


Re: Not only that

It doesn't matter if the hardware is identical, game consoles are locked down primarily for gaming plus a few other entertainment things. Hence the name "game console". Neither MS nor Sony ever said "There's an app for that" for their console, nor do they advertise it as being able to do multiple things.

Does Xbox allow MS Office? I don't think it does, neither should it do so.

We are comparing Apples to Oranges, people don't go on their XBOX to browse the web, do they? They may watch Netflix or whatever, since the console is already there and connected to the TV, but no one will think I'll check my emails whilst I'm here. Smart Phones on the other hand, are pocket PCs and should be treated as such. I browse the web on it, I check my emails, I play the odd game, it's a fucking PC

Perhaps I do, but I very honestly don't believe I have a bias. I have a PS4--last time I powered it up was a few years ago when I had the time to play games. However, I do own an iPhone and enjoy it more than previous phones.


Re: Not only that

Except games consoles are usually used for gaming, with some other entertainment apps available for consumption. So Microsoft or Sony not allowing other game stores isn't a problem because that's the whole point of the console.

As for MS taking a cut per game, or Sony for that matter, is because the consoles would be sold at a loss, with the profit taken from games sold.

My iPhone 8 Plus is a PC with phone and SMS capabilities; I use it for web browsing and non-phone activities more than the telephony stuff.

So iOS should be compared to PCs instead of Gaming consoles.

US Air Force shows off latest all-electric flying car, says it 'might seem straight out of a Hollywood movie'


Depends, doesn't car mean "carriage"?

Apple hits back at Epic, says Fortnite crew wants a 'free ride' on fees: Let the app store death match commence


Re: Weasels

I thought the issue was Apple wanted all subscriptions to go via their payment system, and they don't want you to be able to distribute content through your app, which they otherwise could. Netflix et al being the exception.

So it will be like you offering a service of using any car seat cover, but you have to pay £30 p/mo. Vauxhall says "fuck off, mate. I sell seat covers so you can't. Even so, your customers would have had to pay us and we'll take a cut. You can't tell them to pay you by cheque, mate."

UK govt reboots A Level exam results after computer-driven fiasco: Now teacher-predicted grades will be used after all


Re: Cause and effect

Actually, Patient Zero is from the future and time-travelled back to 2019 to see what the big fuss is about with some virus everyone in their time treats as our common cold; we are a bunch of pussies, they think.

Little did they know they unleashed the virus onto the rest of us.

Epic Games gets itself epically banned, launches epic Fortnite death match with Apple over App Store's epic 30% cut


Re: After all the appeals

Plus they're dedicated gaming computers, which though you can download some apps, are still used very largely for gaming.

Smartphones on the other hand are dedicated call and messaging computers, but I would confidently say they aren't largely used for those functions. Web browsing, gaming, and various other things are also used on these.

Wi-Fi 6 isn't signed off yet, but boffins are already teasing us with specs for venerable wireless tech's next gen


Re: Is that a hedgehog in your pocket?

Ermm, no.

Covid-19 came from a Chinese person who time-travelled from the future, where people are immune to different diseases than us.

True story.

Some lucky web developer just scored $20k to scour Facebook out of Neil Young’s website


Re: $$$

Except they have a lot of users so you're making registration easier for those users, they have one less thing to remember and don't need to provide the website with all of the required information. The website may be able to get more info than needed.


Re: $$$

I suppose it would be like using OAuth, you don't want to maintain the credentials for security reasons, so outsource it.

NASA to stop using names like 'Eskimo Nebula' and 're-examine' what it calls cosmic objects


Six people disagree with you. I suppose you should choose to be a dickhead, unless it's for your benefit; but even then, maybe not.



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