* Posts by Zangetsu

33 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Nov 2014

iFixit horses around with Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G to discover glue in abundance


i hate that hardware makers can keep you from using the thing you bought and paid for as you like.

you can not change the battery, you can not do ANYTHING with it, except buy a new one.

the DCMA is used as well to stop owners from re pairing their own equipment.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

We've heard some made-up stories but this is ridiculous: Microsoft Flight Simulator, Bing erect huge skyscraper out of bad data


could you really land on a small roof like that with a single engine rock, err i mean aeroplane ?

Silicon Valley Scrooges sidestep debt to society through tax avoidance to the tune of $100bn


apple never pays taxes

apple is said to be a two trillion dollar company, but they still refuse to pay anyone taxes at all.

they would rather spend every last cent fighting the taxes than actually pay them.

even evil google could learn a thing or two from them.

World's smallest violin to be played for opportunistic sellers banned from eBay and Amazon for price gouging


big nothingburger

neither eBay nor Amazon want to stop this behaviour.

it makes money for eBay and Amazon, that is all they care about.

so they pay lip service while doing as little as they can.

Solid password practice on Capital One's site? Don't bank on it


stop being a troll.

hopefully the register will lock your account.

Petition asking Microsoft to open-source Windows 7 sails past 7,777-signature goal


it is never going to happen.

Microsoft does not release code on anything.

US government grounds drone fleet (no, not the military ones with Hellfire missiles) over Chinese espionage fears


you know, it is not hard to SEE what code is in the drones.

why not take a look if you are concerned ?

Low Barr: Don't give me that crap about security, just put the backdoors in the encryption, roars US Attorney General


australia passed a law demanding backdoors in encryption, about 3 months ago.

it will be interesting to see how that plays out.

FBI softens stance on ransomware: it's (sort of) okay to pay off crims to get your data back


i can understand a company wanting their data back, but there is no reason to believe that after paying the ransom, will actually get any data back at all.

the bad guys once paid, have no reason to unlock the encryption.

so i have to agree that paying these bad guys will just lead to them doing business as usual.

No backdoors needed: Apple ditched plans to fully encrypt iCloud backups after heavy pressure from FBI – claim


one more reason to avoid apple products.

Log us out: Private equity snaffles Lastpass owner LogMeIn


why can i not keep using it ?

i do not understand why everyone is acting as if they have to find something else now.

there is no news that lastpass is shutting down.

Canada's .ca supremo in hot water after cyber-smut stash allegedly found on his work Mac ‒ and three IT bods fired


IT Worker was wrong

there is no reason that anyone in IT should have opened up those personal files.

that is called snooping and makes me wonder what other files were checked out by the curious IT guy.

the files were not a crime, naked adults are not a threat.

all of the files COULD and SHOULD have been xfered without being viewed at all.

Euro competition chief mulls forcing tech giants to prove their actions aren't harming market


nope nope nope.

you want to PROVE i did something wrong then go for it. but asking me to help you do you work in putting me out of business is not going to happen.

fuck the EU. and someone get that fugly bitch a bag to put over his/her head.

The Feds are building an America-wide face surveillance system – and we're going to court to prove it, says ACLU


you can be sure that EVERY government in the world is working on their own version of this.

our politicians talk trash about how china spies on its citizens while writing bills to do the same thing to american citizens.

I cannae do it, captain, I'm giving it all she's got, but she just cannae take another dose of bullsh!t


if the source is china, you can be sure you re not getting what you paid for but the cheapest substitute that seems legit if not checked well.

America's top maker of cop body cameras says facial-recog AI isn't safe


Re: Wow!

the taser company CEO was not saying that because he wants civilians to be protected from over zealous cops, he knows that it would damage the brand name with so many false positives.

as greedy as he is, he knows the way it would be misused.

Kaspersky VPN blabbed domain names of visited websites – and gave me a $0 reward, says chap


supercyberotters.org is amazing !!

Brain brainiacs figure out what turns folks into El Reg journos, readers


that glass is half full

'Mummy, what's felching?' Tot gets smut served by Android app


what is felching ?

the story did not explain it.

Amazon dodges $1.5bn US tax bill: It's OK to run sales through Europe out of IRS reach – court


what happened to his hair ?

did he have chemotherapy ?

Pixel-style display woes on your shiny new X? Perfectly normal, says Apple


apple sure did say a lot of nasty things about samsung using OLED displays, but it is ok when apple does it because, well, because apple sheep will buy anything apple tells them to.

Australian oppn. leader wants to do something about Bitcoin, because terrorism and crypto


they fear and hate bitcoin because they are not in control of it.

anything they can not control they want to kill.

Time crystals really do exist, say physicists*


how about calling it something other than TIME CRYSTAL ?

since that name is disingenuous.

NSA spying on US and Israeli politicians stirs Congress from Christmas slumbers


are these not the same ass hats that said if you wanted privacy you were hiding something ilegal ?

why does this not apply to them then ?

Google bags huge Times Square ad space for New Year's


who the hell is the Chocolate Factory ?

Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray


James Bond: Do you expect me to talk?

Auric Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!

Sacre vache! Netflix ne parle pas le Frenchy ... zat is against ze LAW


in Netflix's defense, nobody can speak french, not even those that live in france do it right.

No more lies, T-Mobile US: Download speed caps magically vanished on speed test websites


sounds like FRAUD to me pure and simple.

someone at T Mobile needs to go to prison.

none of this give them a small fine and a warning bullshit.

Your PHONE is slowly KILLING YOU


bending your neck to read email makes your head weigh 22 tons but reading a book will kill you.

a "scientist" said it so it MUST be true !

the head was not designed to move at all !!!!!!!

*hides under the bed until the bad men go away*

SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016


i love my Samsung 840 Pro SSD but wish it had a larger capacity.

if i had a SSD that was 16 TB i would not need my spindle using HDDs.

Walmart's $99 crap-let will make people hate Windows 8.1 even more


a low cost entry level device for a hundred bucks and you people are complaining ?

this is not a bad deal at all.

i am not fan of everything microsoft but there is no reason to bash this device.

What should America turn to for web advice? That's right: GOV.UK – says ex-Obama IT guru


Jennifer Pahlka needs to put down the crack pipe.

her idea that we should look to gov.uk as an example is insane

When androids dream of baseball fields


i can tell you that this is not a schoolgirl at all.