* Posts by Truckle The Uncivil

213 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Jun 2016


Call us immediately if your child uses Kali Linux, squawks West Mids Police

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Re: Discord

Is Tor effective anymore anyway? I thought there were some issues.

Whoa, France. Take it easy. Wow. You're out of control. Fining Apple 55 minutes of revenue for secretly slowing down iPhones? Maniaques!

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Re: I never understood why ...

Now, I was an IT worker, and any IT worker worth a cracker finds the problem before thy throw money at it.

For an IT worker, if their phone starts to slow noticeably they will try to find out why - or should do. But you wouldn't notice a slowdown on an iPhone as they only slow down while the battery is overload and speed up again as soon as the battery draw drops. In otherworld IOS only slows down when Android would not be working at all.

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Re: The problem that's being solved is not well understood

Yes. You have not looked.

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Re: I never understood why ...

No, it is to a design flaw. When batteries get old, the maximum rate at which you can draw power diminishes. It is a characteristic of the battery. Intrinsic in the technology. In order to stop the phone falling over Apple slows the clock speed while on maxim draw if and when the battery starts to fail. The phone is only 'slowed down' while it is drawing maximum from the battery.

It is an elegant and satisfactory solution that is only required by people who have abused their phones with excess overcharging. You can avoid even going there by removing your phone from the charger when it hits 100%.

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Re: On the other hand

We won't. We do not think it is a good idea. It isn't iPhone users who are complaining it is Android users. Basically they do not it want iPhone users to have a better phone. That is the ONLY way it can affect them.

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Re: On the other hand

And less waterproof. There are aways pros and cons. Why I object to is people who do NOT use iPhones wailing and gnashing their teeth in an effort to get the quality of an iPhone degraded to the point of losing sales.

I chose Apple. Why do android dolts who do not use iPhones try to Apple off the market or to do things their way. Who are the the authoritarians?

Boss planning to tear you a new one? Google Glass is back: Weird workwear aimed at devs, but on sale to all

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Re: The problem with removing the camera

I don't want the camera removed. I want the camera to compete with improperly managed and edited police cams.

The only way to defeat the surveillance society is to surveil it back.

WikiLeaks boss Assange acted as a foreign spy, Uncle Sam exclaims in fresh rap sheet

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Probably the same place I did. Reading as much news as I could find about it day by day as it happened. That "load of twaddle" matches my emory of the time perfectly.

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Re: This will be fun to watch...

Yes and no. In 1975 the US (CIA) conspired to overturn the duly elected Australian government. This was shown to be true by evidence gained under an FOI request. For a fictionalised version watch "The Falcon and the Snowman". Otherwise Duck Duck Go is your friend.

So all the Aussie governments since 197 have known that Australian sovereignty is extremely limited.

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Re: Democracy absolutely requires that the losers acknowledge their defeat

Like the Republicans blocked the appointment of two Supreme Court nominations and delayed and delayed until they had the opportunity to appoint them (in disregard of all tradition) ?

Apple replaces boot-loop watchOS edition with unconnected complications edition

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Re: As always, marketing say release it yesterday

It does not matter where you live. There is always somewhere it is yesterday

We've read the Mueller report. Here's what you need to know: ██ ██ ███ ███████ █████ ███ ██ █████ ████████ █████

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Re: Motive?

But not just Russia. China is off the leash too

Apple disables iPad for 48 years after toddler runs amok

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Re: I'll see if I can test that in the apple store at the weekend

@Ken Moorhouse

Is that your real name because you just put it to a post recommending malicious vandalism. You just expressed criminal intent.

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@Danny 14

Let me get this right. You are going to the Apple Store with the deliberate intention of wasting their time? Not buying anything or planning to do so?

You got a lot of up-votes for assholery.

One step forward and one step back for Apple's privacy campaign with latest Safari build

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Re: ping

@Nick Kew

Dunno, but since it was released (and installed) there are many links to news.com.au that will not load anymore. I have not checked out why yet.

Netflix wants to choose its own adventure where Bandersnatch trademark case magically vanishes

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Re: Cursed name...

I can't think of Bandersnatch without thinking of Larry Niven.

Customer: We fancy changing a 25-year-old installation. C'mon, it's just one extra valve... Only wafer thin...

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Re: Line editor without echo...


>Okay, so it had Vi.

>Want to delete the 25th charcter on the line? 24 x space, "d", Enter.

>Insert something? Space out to where you want to insert, i, text, Enter.

>Yeah, you said. It had Vi.

>/me scuttles off to find a bunker...

Scuttling off to a dungeon might be more appropriate. Since it was a line editor he did not have "vi" he had "ed".

Vi - Visual Interface was originally merely an interface to the standard Unix editor "ed".

Very good spotting though, well done.

In hilariously petulant move, Apple shuts Texas stores and reopens them few miles down the road – for patent reasons

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Re: You may want to educate yourself on Patent laws in the USA before posting in the future...

>But how does that make the state friendly to patent trolls ?

It doesn't. But when a Federal Court District occupies the same physical area one can loosely speak of the state rather than lengthily named court district. Just normal human imprecision.

Mourning Apple's war against sockets? The 2018 Mac mini should be your first port of call

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Re: ummmm....


I am going to argue about the "over priced". Firstly, I am prepared to pay a considerable premium for not having my data sold everywhere. So not all "price factors" are being considered. You are comparing Apples with rotten fruit.

Secondly, I went Apple (as did my family) when Apple went FreeBSD or Jordan Hubbard went Apple whichever way you want to put that. Since that time I have spent far, far less than prior budgets for the family computing (family includes 3 students). Your long term TCO with Apple is considerably lower than people think.

Thirdly, consider longevity. My phone is still a 6+ no need or serious inclination to upgrade. I would like the OLED screen, but it can wait until my 6+ dies. Still get two days use from it. But I never leave it on overnight charge. My fondleslab is the first 12" iPad (the first with a pencil) is still running as new. Some apps now have noticeable pause on loading but I think that increased overhead not the machine.

Fourthly, my watch saved my life by insisting I get medical help when I just wanted to go back to sleep. Septicaemia from two seperate organisms. Doctor said I would not have made it to the morning and I nearly did not make it anyway. I should have acted on first warning. Anyway, my watch saved my arse. That is simply priceless.

Ecuador says 'yes' to Assange 'freedom' deal, but Julian says 'nyet'

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Re: @ian michael gumy - "Schiff will bury this"

Al Capone was a 'white collar' criminal as he was only convicted of tax evasion. Skating might not be possible.

Reliable system was so reliable, no one noticed its licence had expired... until it was too late

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Just how would you do that in COBOL?

Thanksgiving brings together Apple's Siri and Google Assistant

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Re: A christmas wish...

No good if the phone is out of hearing range. Besides I just ask my watch where my phone is.

Oddly enough, when a Tesla accelerates at a barrier, someone dies: Autopilot report lands

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Obviously not a smoker then.

iPhone 8 now outsells X, and every other phone

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Being a smug Aussie

I would point out that here, the full costs must be shown on the contract. So must penalties for buying out the contract. Without full disclosure the agreement/contract is invalid.

Half the world warned 'Chinese space station will fall on you'

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Bad puns


To tell him Asterix has landed?

Will the defendant please rise? Utah State Bar hunts for sender of topless email

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"Offensive Image"

That it is considered offensive is interesting in a way. I am an equalitarian rather than a feminist but it seems to me that is picture of a woman's chest is considered offensive then that is just outright sexist, and indeed suggests a patriarchy (something I normally do not believe in). Whether they should appear in a professional publication (without purpose) is a seperate matter.

"Inappropriate" might be a valid term but "offensive"? That should seldom, if ever, be the case.

Tom Baker returns to finish shelved Doctor Who episodes penned by Douglas Adams

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Ah. Yes, Lalla Ward the very best companion nearly matched by her predecessor.

At Christmas, do you give peas a chance? Go cold turkey? What is the perfect festive feast?

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The way things are going it might well be fission'chips

'Please store the internet on this floppy disk'

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Re: Brings back bad memories

@Marcelo Rodrigues

That would be “turtles”...

Yes, your old iPhone is slowing down: iOS hits brakes on CPUs as batteries wear out

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Re: This

@anonymous boring coward

I spent much of my life as a petrol head. The only reason I have been under the hood in the last thirty years has been battery replacement or oil change. No point twiddling the carbie, no point re-timing. The software does it better than any human ear or eye can manage.

There is no real good reason not to seal an engine compartment nowadays and efficiencies could be made by doing so. Does a Tesla even have an engine compartment?

In general, it was a poor anology and in detail a counterproductive one, IMNSHO

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@boring anonymous coward

Bluntly, yes. When a ‘touch’ becomes a ‘3 second hold’ (original iPad Pro) it becomes more than annoying, it becomes impractical. Yet I still have more than ten hours video out of it. I whould rather have less hours and more usability.

What I would like to know is if I would the speed back if I replaced the battery.

Male escort forgot pregnancy protection, scores data protection instead

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We are all assuming that her pregnancy was unintentional. Why is that?

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Re: A bit of German


My cousin bears Ernst as a surname.

5 reasons why America's Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing

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And learn Judo so you know how to fall properly. I have been a rider since 1970 and while much of what you say is true, it is not enough. There are things you cannot forsee and there are fools who will try to kill you.

Unless you are Superman riding a motorcycle is a dangerous practice. It an be very worthwhile thoug, if you can maintain your luck.

Would-be startup crew charged with stealing employer's tech

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Re: The cycle of history

Why would they pay a license fee?

Disk drive fired 'Frisbees of death' across data centre after storage admin crossed his wires

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Re: Servicing a VCR was like playing with a Hellraiser puzzle box


Not sure they compete with fried rice.

Australia's new Foreign Influence laws expand phone snoop powers

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I will settle for "parliamentary leader of a vichy government"

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The cheek of this coming from the head of the Liberal Party that co-operated with the CIA to replace Australia's government in 1975.

Lauri Love's US extradition appeal judges reserve decision

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Asperger’s diagnosis

Entered into court records, troll.

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Re: Just send him over there and good riddance

@Joe Dietz

Your mention and apparent approval of predator drones reveals you. No, US law is not the default law of the entire planet. Nor should it be. Murder remains illegal in most jurisdictions.

Love committed a trivial offense that the ‘victims’ should have thanked him for. Instead they got offended because their utter incompetence was demstrated. The ‘cost of damage’ is not caused by Lauri but by the long term incompetance of the administrators who were not doing their job. (Fraud anyone?). That will not be taken into account in the US.

The problem is not Lauri Love but their shit security. That is where the serious misdeeds were done. They need to annihalate Lauri to cover their own asses. That is all this is about.

Unfit to plead before a US court? You may face 'indefinite detention'

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Private Prosecution

@Adam 52

The RSPCA does have a royal warrant. Mayhap that gives them some extra zoom.

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@Joe Dietz

Sending him to America would be sending him to “mob” justice. Given the number of laws and regulations casually ignored by various agencies they are clearly a criminal association if you follow the R.I.C.O act.

Military test centre for frikkin' laser cannon opens in Hampshire

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Re: Simpler still


Get thee hence....

Apple succeeds in failing wearables

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I will give you an eminently compelling use. If I had not bought my watch a couple of months ago I would have died four days ago. It woke me and convinced me to call an ambulance and now four days later I am home, alive, healthy and happy. Otherwise I would not have made it through the night.

Compelling enough for you?

HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

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That made me crack up “The MOAT in God’s eye”......

Some homophones are opposites.

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Re: Arseholes

But it was hardly the same. Maybe an order of magnitude in page numbers? Hog father was also excellent

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Re: overhaul?

@Alan Brown

In this case there is no product, no commercialisation at all. There is no need or right to protect any ‘mark’. In this case there is no right to protect.

In fact the dumb shit lawyers have hurt the mark. You can now safely use it as satire on this case.

Ie. “Just look at this case what a clear sign winter is coming”.

I would love to get Ariel Winter involved with this. “Are you trademarking my sexual escapades?”

It's 2017 and the UK's competition watchdog just got a data-tech team

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Re: Yet no digital right

@Vince Lewis I

I was worried about that for a while on iTunes so I converted to a family account. Now access will be available as long as there is a “family” member.

For fanbois only? Face ID is turning punters off picking up an iPhone X

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Re: Adults vs Fanbois ... again


Yes but who are the fanboys and who are the adults?

“Evidence-based, logical assessment doesn't stand a chance against gormless sentiment.“

Correct as evidenced but fact that Apple gives you EXACTLY what YOU asked for. A pin code. No one forces you to use any other means.

Given that, you are neither evidenced based nor logical. Apple gives you exactly what you ask for and it still is not enough?

So, fanboy, you can keep your gormless diatribe based on sentiment not fact.

I will be downrated to buggery, but your rant is literally insane. The iPhone (x or otherwise) gives you what you asked for

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Everyone has something to hide. But most of it isn’t illegal