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Comment Re:Coren22's "APKolypse"... apk (Score 1) 272

Oh, it's classic AlecStaar, all right--always evoking violent imagery--"smashed", "totalled", "beat", "destroyed". And always coming back an hour or two later pretending to be a different AC who just happens to agree with him, and just happens to use the same kind of phrasing. He's been following the exact same pattern for at least ten years. In part he's still trying to get even with Ars Technica and numerous other forums for banning him and his sockpuppet accounts.

Now you know why, whenever anybody else happens to voice agreement with anyone critical of him, he immediately accuses them of using sockpuppets. And why he goes to such great pains to make real sure everyone knows it's him, while posting AC (unless, of course, he's following up by trying to pretend to be some random helpful AC who just happens to... well, you get the idea).

Comment Re: Get some perspective. (Score 1) 349

I've produced images for several books using GIMP. Good enough for Apress, Wiley, and a couple of other publishers. I've also been using GIMP to produce images for about the last ten years or so for my job with one of the world's biggest software companies, and these appear to be good enough for use in some of the most heavily used online documentation on the planet.

I'd consider that at least as "professional" as some AC's unknown use cases.

Comment Re:Already solved (Score 1) 107

I'm glad you can spot a typo and feel smug about it whilst completely ignoring the content of the message. Oh well, at least you didn't get your knickers in a knot over "flavour", so perhaps there's hope for you.

Back on topic--I'm already on record as not being particularly anxious to connect my stove to the Internet, have it fall under control of the first trojan or script kiddie that comes along one step (I'm being generous here) ahead of any security updates (now I'm being even more generous), and come home to a tempting dinner of roast flat, thanks very much.

One wonders how long it'll be before the insurance companies add questions about your home's IOT status along with the standard ones about having locks on all doors/windows and such. I have a hunch that telling them you're full-on IOT is not going to reduce your premiums.

(FYI, not all spell-checkers are created the same. For example, mine really wants me to capitalise "trojan".)

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