* Posts by Breen Whitman

204 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Nov 2007


Huawei loses attempt to rescue CFO Meng from US clutches despite using 140-year-old law in High Court

Breen Whitman

Re: Don't break my laws but I can break your laws

No they wouldn't. They will make an example of them, by holding them for breaching Chinese laws.

A lot of international flights route through Hong Kong. Once covid-19 is over and flights are normal, HK will be like a spiders web. They'll be itching to nab the son of daughter of someone of significance.

We've made it: Microsoft deems El Reg relevant enough to have a play with the nerfed version of its upcoming Xbox

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Re: Confusing

I cannot believe you left out the finest operating system ever made: windows vista.

Fake crypto-wallet extensions appear in Chrome Web Store once again, siphoning off victims' passwords

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Google has an old military like structure. Product managers are like the old generals back in Paris. Engineers and programmers are the soldiers and junior officers in the trenches, knee deep in mud and guts.

The two never cross over and nothing usurps that structure.

Yes, occasionally a general notice a young private and invites them to Paris to sodomize them, but thats a different thing.

You. Drop and give me 20... per cent IPv6 by 2023, 80% by 2025, Uncle Sam tells its IT admins after years of slacking

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If you are on IPv4 you are surfing with Hitler.

High-resolution display output or Wi-Fi: It seems you can only choose one on Raspberry Pi 4

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Its a shame. RaspberryPi is the leader and the standard so a shame when the ball is dropped like this because it makes the Chinese competitor boards look better. They usually trounce an RPi in so it is damaging when their is errata like this

Clutching at its Perl 6, developer community ponders language name with less baggage

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Re: Why not split the difference

A millenial was asked to look at some perl code at our work. After a day they said the experience "triggered me" and was akin to being raped. We had to get a boomer to do b it.

Stiff penalty: Prenda Law copyright troll gets 14 years of hard time for blue view 'n sue scam

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Re: Robe...?

Those pesky Russian judges...

Fourth 'Fappening' celeb nude snap thief treated to 8 months in the clink

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I just remember her huge beef curtains.

Who had Intel in the 'discrimination lawsuit' pool? Congratulations

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This is happening all over. Nursing, university tutors, IT.

The biggie is university tutors. PhD students often have work to offset fees and living costs. The unis get funding per student based on these costs. The uni then underpays the student. This is really common with female Asian PhD students. The unis skim the top off and treat it as income.

Apple, if you want to win in education, look at what sucks about iPads

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Our school uses android tablets. The sharing problem is solved because it's built in.

Prices are better too.

Remember those holy tech wars we used to have? Heh, good times

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Or that Steve Gibson of Gibson Research, was a popinjay, a chalitan, over his claims of the wmf security hole.

Everyone seemed to trumpet Microsoft's butter-wouldn't-melt explanation that they simply didn't know, vs Gibson's deliberatness claims. Including El Reg.

All those everyone's seem very silent on the matter in this post wikileaks world.

Of course, now we know MS were virtal agents of the NSA & CIA.

Gibson was likely right.

The industry press silence is deafening.

Google says broader right to be forgotten is 'serious assault' on freedom

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Given that Google is effectively an NGO for the CIA, I can see how this would be a dent to their business case.

EasyJet: We'll have electric airliners within the next decade

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As an electric plane moves thru the air, it turns impellers like a windmill, which drives generators.

Infinite miles!

UK government's war on e-cigs is over

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The real issue in public is immorality. There should a button and loudspeaker message for those wearing suggestive attire.

Too much much jewellery and short skirts corrupt children.

UK spookhaus GCHQ can crack end-to-end encryption, claims Australian A-G

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And offensive behaviour. Ankles exposed by dresses cut too high, and other perversions

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I note they use that pedos-use-encryption card.

Agile consultant behind UK's disastrous Common Platform Programme steps down

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"Agile" gets your foot in the door. Boards connect with the word. It implies new and smart. Project approved.

From there, Agile just means feeling your way, because no one knows what they are doing.

Loadsamoney: UK mulls fining Facebook, Twitter, Google for not washing away filth, terror vids

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By extension, then, police should be fined for crimes that take place in the streets.

For the really big ones like terrorist attacks they should see jail time.

For not doing enough and allowing them to happen.

Galaxy S7 Active can't swim, claims site. But it can, vendor retorts

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Re: Is this the new swimming proficiency test?

Certainly works when testing for witches too.

Breen Whitman

People are taking the piss but you are 100% correct. The waterproofness of the s4 active was like a perverted joke.

I stopped buying samsung for that reason.

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My s4 active relied on ultra accurate tolerances for waterproofness So that means taking the back of to access the sum cat more than a few times disputed it so waterproofness was lost. That phone was a cot case. Lower screen quality and camera.

Hackers could turn your smart meter into a bomb and blow your family to smithereens – new claim

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My understanding is the child pornography community is using smart meters to store and deliver their horrific interests as no one is looking at that.

USS Zumwalt gets Panama tug job after yet another breakdown

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USS cumquat. Named after the citrus industry in California. Where it was built.

Who's in Peter's file? Moneybags Thiel hits up Silicon Valley brains to join his Trump think tank

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Who's a pedophile?

Russia poised to unleash 'Son of Satan' ICBM

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Re: Rebadged

US: 1027 tests.

Russia: 932 tests.

So really that name belongs to America.

Obomba mcSootyface?

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The earth's diameter is 12742 km, so the missile could reach nearly everywhere just about.so the 10000 km range is significant. US is 8800 km away and Australia, a US lapdog, is 9977kms away so that would definately need to be hit if the balloon went up.

Not withstanding Oz is a major source of uranium.

It would unfortunately not stop the most horrific product of Australia. ...Foster's beer. As that's made globally now:(

Bomb-disposal robot violently disposes of Dallas cop-killer gunman

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The large bomb disposal robots we have seen in news and films are different to a bomb carrying robot. The latter are simpler, smaller, quieter and designed to carry a payload guided by remote operator who can then trigger the device. These are designed for purpose - to Kill.

Another example of militarization of police.

Galileo satnav fleet grows an extra pair

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Gallileo is significant. As with competition it drives up features and lowers cost.

The US GPS system had a flip switch, that, during the first gulf war, rendered the system uselessly inaccurate to the public. To the point if you were lost in rugged country it put you at gross risk.

No surprise then, the US is preparing by undertaking to not reduce accuracy in times of conflict.

Regardless, Gallileo with be sub metre accurate.

The US is not at all happy about Gallileo, but havent figured out what to do about it.

'Acts of war in a combat zone are not covered by your laptop warranty'

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Humor aside, most insurance policies do not include damage as act of war.

Kill Flash now? Chrome may be about to do just that

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Just for thesakeof a little honesty, this is less about security and more about banning a platform that provides competition to apps and games. We saw this on iPhone and Android.

Now that there is the chrome store flash to to much competition.

Html 5 on mobile does not function like a desktop browser. Performance is sub par. And they still banned flash. The security argument is just the selling point.

Intel literally decimates workforce: 12,000 will be axed, CFO shifts to sales

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But we need pc chips to differentiate us from the filthy console morons. Innovations in games come from keeping the bar high. If it's just dependant on rehashing games for the mentally retarded console crowd then Jelly Dash or whatever those console idiots play will become the technology to aim for.

Real gamers will lose.

Google tried to be funny, cocked it up, everyone thought it was a bug

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A few years ago google could we wild and quirky. Their older April fools were hilarious.

These days they are about as hilarious as a concentration camp.

Tesla books over $8bn in overnight sales claims Elon Musk

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Re: Great looking but...

I know right. My new house is an older one with just 2 plug outlets in the bedroom.. One for bedside lamp and one for electric blanket.

But I want to run my clock, charger for my phone, and a TV. One day I'll get a house with those plugs. Till the it'll have to do without.

Woman scales Ben Nevis wielding selfie stick instead of ice axe

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Mountain rescue need to shut their pie holes and rescue or bugger off if they don't want to do it.

For all the rest that wine about people needing rescue then I, as a taxpayer, resent having to pay for sports injuries sustained by their snotty children on a Saturday morning. Certainly not for some 14 yo horserider who is inexperienced and snaps their neck. Parents place their children in danger. They should pay.

Snowden 'more helpful than dangerous' says ex-Colin Powell aide

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Read title. First thoughts are they want to kill him. Read article. Conclude they definately want to kill him.

Confused as to WTF is happening with Apple, the FBI and a killer's iPhone? Let's fix that

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I don't think it will hurt apple. Their customer base is a third each of hipster faggots, vacuous 40 something women, and 16 yo girls. So the last 2/3rd don't care and the first third change focus to whatever the issue du jour is. Aren't they all focusing on foraging these days?

Sir Clive Sinclair in tech tin-rattle triumph

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Nostalgia intensifies....

Facebook tells Viz to f**k right off

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Just be thankful that the viz staff aren't on a rendition flight to the US to answer obscenity laws.

That should include El Reg writers as well.

Swiss rolls into HPE: Micro-Veeam clone Trilead gobbled

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"From the land of cuckoo clocks and horology"

I like that style of introduction.

For stories out of Australia, you could make it "from the land of underarm bowlers and human rights abusers"

Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules

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Speaking of Aussie sayings, a dittiy amongst backpacker murderers goes: 1 mile in, bury em deep, else bring the Landy 5 mile in, and leave em in a heap.

The next Cuban gristle crisis: US Navy warship powered by beef fat

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The average subcutaneous (under skin) fat depth for a US grain fed feedlot animal is 3 inches.

Contrast this with paddock roaming grass fed beef such as in New zealand which is 1/2 inch.

In fact the lean beef issue is so great for the US they import lean beef from countries like NZ to mix with their excess beef fat for the beef burger industry which is monstrous in the US.

So I would be in intrested to see how this could disrupt said beef burger industry.

Crummy Samsung gear no one wants, now no one can get – well done, Apple

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I cannot believe a woman would form on ongoing relationship just for money.

Skilled workers, not cost, lured Apple to China says Tim Cook

Breen Whitman

"Foxconnn, Schmoxconn - it's tool and die makers that get Apple excited"

Yah. As long as their eyes slant east to west.

Researcher claims Facebook tried to gag him over critical flaw

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These bounty amounts are pathetically low. the vulnerable code would have cost in the 10s of thousands to write. If not 100 of thousands.

Facebook. Does Facebook even facebook.

Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens offers a new hope for the franchise

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"because it's all just a bit too familiar, the film is hard to love"

I find the same in female relationships. Hence I seek variation in quickie relationships and prostitutes.

Kaspersky, McAfee, and AVG all vulnerable to major flaw

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I wondered how several products had the same flaw. Intel owns them. There's the answer.

Revenge porn 'king' Hunter Moore sent down for 2.5 years, fined $2k

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If girls are going to whore it up, expect consequences.

"This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’ - Proverbs 30:20

Rounded corners on Android phones cost Samsung $548m: It will pay up to Apple after all

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As a company Apple needs to die. They are, as it turns out, the worst of the worst.

It is somewhat fortuitous that Jobs is dead. While he was visionary, much like Hitler, or Pol Pot, much of it was in all the wrong ways.

Although Job wasn't no1 in vileness. I'd rank the list at No3: Hitler, No2: Jobs, No1: Pol Pot.

From Zero to hero: Why mini 'puter Oberon should grab Pi's crown

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"a cut-down Pi for a fiver"

So, 800 New Zealand dollars. Marvelous.

Pentagon gets green light for WAR ... of web propaganda against IS

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Wonder if its more because pretty much any newer Syria video posted on YouTube, liveleak etc has overwhelming comments agreeing that the US funds ISIS by proxy, via Turkey etc.