* Posts by deive

299 posts • joined 22 Jan 2008


MacOS on Arm talk intensifies: Just weeks from now, Apple to serve up quarantini with Kalamata golive, reportedly


Exactly, that is why it is called a simulator and not an emulator!

Laughing UK health secretary launches COVID-19 Test and Trace programme with glitchy website and no phone app


Re: Oh No Surely Not...

you'd think so, but my bank can't even handle that!

Made-up murder claims, threats to kill Twitter, rants about NSA spying – anything but mention 100,000 US virus deaths, right, Mr President?


Re: But no one cares what Trump has to say

The numbers are based on historical deaths, so you can see the increase from the normal.


BoJo buckles: UK govt to cut Huawei 5G kit use 'to zero by 2023' after pressure from Tory MPs, Uncle Sam


ARM was * bought * by a * Japanese * company.


If you're appy and you know it: The Huawei P40 Pro conclusively proves that top-notch specs aren't everything


Seems a bit of a shame they went it alone though, rather than something like https://e.foundation/eos-degoogled-phones/

Node.js creator delivers Deno 1.0, a new runtime that fixes 'design mistakes in Node'


"Rust: like C++11, but with OOP and strong typing removed" - err... the main point of rust is is is much more strongly typed than C++, borrowing wouldn't work without that.

If you like C and C++, then good for you - but don't pretend they don't have problems.

UK COVID-19 contact-tracing app data may be kept for 'research' after crisis ends, MPs told


Re: Dreaming up barriers to adoption...

One thing they certainly aren't is conservative. What would you describe them as?

International space station connects 100Mbps symmetric space laser ethernet using Sony optical disc tech


Epic, and to think when discovered/invented no-one knew what to do with them :-)

Academics demand answers from NHS over potential data timebomb ticking inside new UK contact-tracing app


There is an alternative literally in the article.

edit... ah - one post, joined today...

Airbus and Rolls-Royce hit eject on hybrid-electric airliner testbed after E-Fan X project fails to get off the ground


Re: Electric planes?

Smaller buffer battery with multiple hydrogen fuel cells?

From Brit telly presenter Eamonn Holmes to burning 5G towers in the Netherlands: Stupid week turns into stupid fortnight for radio standard


Re: Simple solution

Yeah, because the people who go around setting fire to stuff are totally going to research that first.

Look ma, no Intel Management Engine, ish: Purism lifts lid on the Librem Mini, a privacy-focused micro PC


Re: If they are touting security ...

I really want one, but I will not buy intel :-(

People have been asking for a while, interesting discussions around the different trust platforms being a fairly valid reason why they haven't https://forums.puri.sm/t/should-the-next-librem-be-amd-based/3010

They do now have an ARM device, so maybe they will consider some more machines based on that instead?

Chips that pass in the night: How risky is RISC-V to Arm, Intel and the others? Very


Re: Eh?

The source is avaliable at:

Chromium: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/

Android: https://source.android.com/

So; not sure why you think they are not open source?

What could power an early-warning system for harmful radiation storms in Earth's Van Allen belts? AI? Let's see, say Los Alamos boffins


Re: Suggestion

AI does not yet exist - when anyone talks about AI at the moment I just read ML.

It does annoy OCD me; sure ML is part of AI, but it is only the start of what is required for it :-(

Chrome deploys deep-linking tech in latest browser build despite privacy concerns


Re: re: Wonder what the GDPR implications of this are?

...and for completeness: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/20/google_is_shifting_its_uk_data_hoard_from_ireland_to_us/


Re: re: Wonder what the GDPR implications of this are?

Also @ https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/19/reuters-uk-google-users-lose-gdpr-protections/

Git your coat – you've pulled: Standalone command-line interface for GitHub hits beta


This would be useful, if it weren't only for GitHub. Some standard way of managing repos and PRs across any GIT host would be much better.



One reason is for containerisation - very easy to use command line tools in Docker etc.

Throw a sofa at this guy with your mind. She's in Control. Oh look, now I've learnt to bloody fly. She's in Control


Yeah, you are right, I meant shooters in gernernal; rather than just first person ones! My bad.


First person shooters in gerneral arn't my thing, but you are missing out if you haven't played Quantum Break!

I suppose part of it for me was that it was the first 4k HDR game I'd played, but still was great.

Top tip: Using AI to detect alien civilizations is dangerous because if it spots anything, even just a blurry blob, people are going to go nuts


A machine learning algorithm like that should be run by astonomers and they should then check any potential signs spotted by the ML before any kind of press release?

We need to make it even easier for UK terror cops to rummage about in folks' phones, says govt lawyer


Re: No

You missed the news on that then? https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/10/xr-extinction-rebellion-listed-extremist-ideology-police-prevent-scheme-guidance

You're not Boeing to believe this: Yet another show-stopping software bug found in ill-fated 737 Max airplanes


Re: Those moneychangers...

And also the UK computer industry...

Just in case you were expecting 10Gbps, Wi-Fi 6 hits 700Mbps in real-world download tests


Re: My Mantra

It is super annoying that ther are still no consumer 10G wired motherboards!

123-Reg is at it again: Registrar charges chap for domains he didn’t order – and didn't want


Re: Credit card

Someone else on these hallowed boards recommended https://www.mythic-beasts.com/ (can't remember who, soz)

I've just moved to them from 123-reg, so far I am very happy!

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


"Amazon is primarily a retailer where profit margins are low, so comparisons to technology companies with operating profit margins of closer to 50 per cent is not rational."

Also seems to be a lie, as AWS provides most of their profits.

e.g. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/26/amazon_intel_google_q2/

and https://www.zdnet.com/article/in-2018-aws-delivered-most-of-amazons-operating-income/

and https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-web-services-cloud-online-shopping-profits-chart-2017-5?op=1&r=US&IR=T

Sure, we made your Wi-Fi routers phone home with telemetry, says Ubiquiti. What of it?


Re: Once more, with feeling

And what about the security holes that the same update also patches? At my workplace here we use them, and they are pretty damn good - until this.

Radio nerd who sipped NHS pager messages then streamed them via webcam may have committed a crime


Because of the specific details it may not come to prosuction if it is not in the public interest. The fact it is unencrypted and easy for the public to access could well mean that they have a strong defnse.


If you leave your house unlocked, you're insurance won't pay out...

Even if it is illegal to do, do you think someone can be prosecuted for recieving non-encryted info sent out over the air?

Engineer grumbles and user gripes do little to slow down Nadella's trillion-dollar Microsoft


Re: Settings

There is 2 of everthing in different places??

Your kids will be glad a UK government-funded robot will be changing your nappy and not them


The antics of retired BOFH :-)

Who's the leakiest of them all? It's the UK's public sector, breach fine analysis reveals


Re: Trust the fucking (what we laughingly refer to as) the government

"I now use a sacrificial computer and after every use, do a clean install from a clean backup" - You could try Tails Linux...

Now the US DoJ has charged Apple's insider trading lawyer with, er... well, it's embarrassing


Re: What a muppet.

Yeah, it's not like lawers are payed peanuts at the best of times, and when you are a lawer and board memeber of Apple how much was he making??

What a gready idiot.

Microsoft's cloud keeps printing cash, Surface not so much as Windows giant pockets $119m profit a day


When you report about all the money these big corps are making, perhaps you could mention just how much tax they are paying too?

Republican senators shoot down a triple whammy of proposed election security laws


Re: Kill bills 1, 2 and 3

That fact was reported. Also reported was the fact that he lied about the reason; as he himself has introduced multiple private member bills.


HP CEO: Help us save the world one tree at a time... by printing stuff (with our kit, of course)


Re: CO2 uptake

How about the habitats for other life that continual logging destroys?

Yay! The ozone layer hole the smallest it's ever been seen. That's not necessarily good...


Re: So Good news

It was tracked down earlier this year. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48353341

Microsoft, GitHub staff tell Satya Nadella: It's time to ice ICE, baby. Rip up those tech contracts



"government department in a decent democratic country should be a safe custome "

That seems a little niave, especially given that a story like this is currentlly on the reg's homepage: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/08/fbi_spying_abuse/



That's odd.... I thought it was a business with actual human staff and everything!

Forget Brexit, ignore Trump, write off today: BT's gonna make us all 'realise the potential of tomorrow'



I downvoted because we DON'T "need a shed load of cheap, call centre trained workers". What we need is for fat cats to stop taking quite so many millions in bonuses and actually pay a fair living wage to their staff.

US games company Blizzard kowtows to Beijing by banning gamer who dared to bring up Hong Kong


A perfect example of schools making people remeber mostly useless crap by rote, but not actually teaching anything useful to everyday life.

TalkTalk bollocked after fibre marketing emails found to be full of sh!t


f**k talk talk.

that is all.

Nominet continues milking .uk registry cash cow with 4 per cent price rise for... what exactly?


Stop complaining and pay their bonus, commies! </sarc>

Pupil mental health monitor promises app rewrite after hardcoded login creds discovered


This is getting beyond contemptible now.

This should be programming 101.

It reflects so badly on the rest of us who dedicate our time to learning and doing things correctly.

Google: Read my lips. You cannot link up a G Suite account with Nest smart home gizmos


Stange... I have a G Suite account with a nest thermostat and it is fine.

There are some things it can't/won't do with the G Suite account, like rifle though your emails and calender (which I take as a positive).

The NetCAT is out of the bag: Intel chipset exploited to sniff SSH passwords as they're typed over the network


Re: Wireshark is my shell...

assuming you're using a qwerty keyboard....

Last one out, hit the lights: UK energy supplier SSE to axe 115 bodies from tech department


Re: Dumb move

...And the water to you, and your sewerage away from you.

Donno if the other areas are the same but I am currentlly having to pay for Londons new sewerage system that SSE are building, despite not living in London at all :-(

Lab grown stem cells emit brain waves like newborns – and boffins build robot worm to slither through heads


Doesn't jelly also appear like a brain to an EEG?

GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name


Re: Eh?

Not offensive quite so directly, but you can also get a wheelchair from https://www.karmamobility.co.uk/



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