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Samsung's Wi-Fi Upgrades Promise Speeds Up to 4.6Gbps

cyber-vandal Re:Never buying Samsung again (92 comments)

All the security fixes and no I don't want to install a custom ROM where half the hardware doesn't work. I did look into that believe me. Stupid fanbois. The state of Android updating is crap and pretending it isn't or telling me to install some random piece of software doesn't absolve the world's largest smartphone manufacturer from its incredibly poor record.

about two weeks ago
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Samsung's Wi-Fi Upgrades Promise Speeds Up to 4.6Gbps

cyber-vandal Never buying Samsung again (92 comments)

How long did it take to get KitKat to the Note 2? An eternity and it's not even the latest version. The last thing I want is that same disinterest in customer service being applied to my network equipment.

about two weeks ago
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CSS Proposed 20 Years Ago Today

cyber-vandal Re: They _Should_ Replace It (180 comments)

So what. Firefox isn't the only browser. Good luck getting them to work in older versions of IE.

about two weeks ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

cyber-vandal Re: 2/5 isn't bad? (547 comments)

Microsoft are not planning to toss the whole .NET ecosystem. I have no idea why people keep believing and repeating that shit.

about two weeks ago
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US Says It Can Hack Foreign Servers Without Warrants

cyber-vandal Re: American Exceptionalism (335 comments)

I wonder if Gary McKinnon can use that defence? After all he hacked into the US DoD looking for evidence of a UFO cover up.

about two weeks ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

cyber-vandal Re: On the recieving end of racism. (293 comments)

Why shouldn't people be entitled to leisure time and disposable income? You make it sound like something terrible instead of the perfectly reasonable expectation of having a life outside work and the ability to enjoy the fruits of their labour. People buy Chinese because either they can't afford more expensive items (and this is a vicious circle as more people see their living standards go down due to outsourcing) or because there's no alternative because most corps have outsourced to make a few people richer without actually reducing prices that much.

about two weeks ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

cyber-vandal Re: On the recieving end of racism. (293 comments)

People like you fail to realise that a society built on consumerism will collapse without consumers. The success of businesses in the developed world is largely due to such evil lefty ideas such as leisure time and disposable income. Good luck replacing free spending US citizens with Indians on low pay with no free time.

about two weeks ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

cyber-vandal Re: Nursing. (342 comments)

Agreed but the post I was responding to was implying that developers have it harder than nurses.

about two weeks ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

cyber-vandal Re:Nursing. (342 comments)

No they just have to clean up various bodily fluids and watch people suffer and die. Nurses deserve to be treated well.

about three weeks ago
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Samsung Paid Microsoft $1 Billion Last Year In Android Royalties

cyber-vandal Re:Nevertheless, Microsoft is doomed (93 comments)

Only in the consumer world. In the far more lucrative corporate world no-one's going to be writing 500 page documents or huge spreadsheets on an iPad.

about three weeks ago
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Internet Explorer Implements HTTP/2 Support

cyber-vandal Re:Header Compression + Binary Headers (122 comments)

Presumably this will coexist with HTTP/1.1 but yes I can see a lot of Javascript rewriting in my future.

about three weeks ago
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UK Government Tax Disc Renewal Website Buckles Under Pressure

cyber-vandal Re:The fallacy of "digital by default". (145 comments)

Except the site in question's been up for years and working fine. It had a bit of trouble yesterday due to excess traffic but now it's fine again. This happens in the commercial world too.

about three weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

cyber-vandal Re:Simple answer (942 comments)

This boils down to you clinging to a system that few people understand anymore because you're comfortable with it. Fine with me but most people under 60 won't know what you're on about when you tell them it's 72 degrees outside.

about three weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

cyber-vandal Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

North Korea's official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. By the same logic as "the Nazis were Socialists because they said so" North Korea is a democracy.

about three weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

cyber-vandal Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

If you've got nothing to hide you've got nothing to worry about citizen.

about three weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

cyber-vandal Re:Simple answer (942 comments)

What makes Fahrenheit more comprehensible?

about three weeks ago
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Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

cyber-vandal Re: Oh dear - money grows on trees... (517 comments)

What the fuck are you talking about? Our system has six major players and is still shit with double digit price increases every year and poor customer service. It's like a government utility except any profits made leave the country.

about three weeks ago
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Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

cyber-vandal Re:Which PROVES they are making excess profits? (517 comments)

Cheaper relative to economies that are serious about tackling pollution problems perhaps but when bills go up by 15% a year and profits rocket for you to then say that there is no gouging going on is naive to say the least. I'm also not keen on subsidising French and German energy customers either. Any profits gained from a system that was paid for by British taxpayers should be used for the benefit of British taxpayers.

about three weeks ago

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