* Posts by cookieMonster

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Wayland takes the wheel as Red Hat bids farewell to X.org

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Wayland itself is getting old now...

Well played

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Re: Wayland itself is getting old now...

Don’t you worry, systemd will have a replacement for X in the April release

Greenpeace calls out tech giants for carbon footprint fumble

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Re: Ha

Savaged by a sheep, if memory’s correct

US nuke reactor lab hit by 'gay furry hackers' demanding cat-human mutants

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Re: Wait, What? ...

Maybe they’re just fucking idiots?

Capita scores £239M contract to manage mega public sector pension scheme

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WTF?

My Christmas wish

Is that a future generation of serial killers starts taking corrupt politicians, executives and influencers instead of children and women with <insert feature here>

OpenAI staff threaten to leave if ousted CEO Altman is not reinstated

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Re: For now, just speculative conjecture, but does anyone know of anything better......

Am I the only one, or does this make sense??

With all eyes on OpenAI, Meta drags its Responsible AI team to the recycle bin

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Re: Meta continues to be Meta

Jesus, comparing Facebook to drug dealers, that’s harsh and probably a bit over the line. Drug dealers aren’t that bad.

OpenAI meltdown: How could Microsoft have let this happen after betting so many billions?

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Trollface

At least the world would be safe

if Microsoft was leading the development of AI.

Everything they acquire turns to shit and becomes unusable very quickly.

Britain proposes 'super-complaints' to help keep the internet safe

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Joke

Re: Hyper

And then they’ll add a subscription option to “fast track” the top tier clients

Lawyer guilty of arrogance after ignoring tech support

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Or, “my internet is not working”

South Korea opens the door for robots to roam among pedestrians

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Terminator

ED-209

Coming to a district near you soon

UK won't rush to regulate AI, says first-ever minister for digital brainboxes

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Mushroom

This is so going to bite

the UK in the ass in the not too distant future.

Short term profit addiction will always come before the wellbeing of citizens, especially when the citizens are not US ones.

Giving US companies a free hand is not going to end well for the UK public.

Vote now on who should take the lead in Musk: The Movie

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Gimp

Boris, yer only man

Seriously, Boris would be brilliant in this

Late Qualcomm cofounder teleports $200M into SETI to bankroll hunt for alien life

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Pint

Re: Rich guy does good thing

Wonderfully put.

Canonical reveals more details about Ubuntu Core Desktop

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Pint

Re: (1)Wait...what? and (2) Is it or isn't it?

Happy Birthday Liam, have a few pints, take the test of the day off and forget about computers until tomorrow or Monday.

Teens take a million metaverse Ryanair flights in Roblox

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Re: Bathroom?

The jacks

Making the problem go away is not the same thing as fixing it

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Facepalm

Re: So, shoot the messenger is still well and alive

Seriously, a thumbs down, for a reference to a comedy where there’s actually an engine warning light scene. WTF???

There are some seriously fucked up humans on this planet, jeeeeezz.

Asshole.

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Re: So, shoot the messenger is still well and alive

Reminds me of that scene in Big Bang Theory

Corner cutting of nuclear proportions as duo admit to falsifying safety tests 29 times

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Mushroom

Errrr

“….defendants accountable for deliberately attempting to bypass testing protocol…..”

Theres no attempting about it, from the story they’ve done it, multiple times.

Icon, cause.. well you know

Royal College considers no confidence move after Excel recruitment debacle

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Facepalm

Re: Is it me, or is the reporting sub-par?

You’ll never go far in the civil service with an attitude like that

US government's Login.gov turns frown upside down, now smiles on facial recognition

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Joke

Re: That's Just Great ... Photo Pleeez

How stupid can the government get?

Extremely stupid, as is reported here almost daily

Fears China could trash Broadcom's VMware nuptials as revenge for sanctions

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Without a doubt the Chinese

are assholes, but you have to admire the control they have over the big tech companies when you consider the contempt the same companies have for western countries/governments/laws

Cybercrim claims fresh 23andMe batch takes leaked records to 5 million

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WTF?

You gave your DNA

to a Silicon Valley company????

Ha ha ha ha ha, oh god …..

First Brexit, now X-it: Musk 'considering' pulling platform from EU over probe

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Joke

Re: Best argument for rejoining EU

EXACTLY, especially the Belgians

UK tribunal agrees with Clearview AI – Brit data regulator has no jurisdiction

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WTF?

LOL

Useless

Bezos' engineers dream of Blue Ring space platform in orbit by 2025

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Joke

A penis shaped rocket

A blue ring, I’m starting to see a pattern here.

This has Flesh Gordon written all over it

British boffins say aircraft could fly on trash, cutting pollution debt by 80%

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Joke

Re: Why not just cut out the middle man?

A new boeing 7 moo 7, a modified 737 Max, with a brace of friesians tied to each wing.

So this one time, at Bandcamp, half the staff were laid off

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Pint

Re: Never forget, when you work for the compnay being bought...

Have a pint, you’re spot on.

Windows 10's latest update issue isn't a bug but a feature – to test your patience

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Pint

Re: Windows is the best advert for Linux.

One pint for the idea, and i'll offer a few more

BOFH: We've made a big mesh, Boss. That's what you wanted, right?

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Pint

Gobshite

Nows there's a word you don’t hear enough of these days.

Pint? ,cause its Friday…. Ye gobshite….

/joke icon also /

Chinese citizens feel their government is doing such a fine job with surveillance

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Re: Complaint

Is that because he’ll be sent for re-education if he does??

Atlassian buys 'asynchronous video' outfit Loom for almost $1 billion

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Pint

Re: Video bloggers for Jira

Nail. On. The. Head

Have a second pint, you deserve it.

From chaos to cadence: Celebrating two decades of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday

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WTF?

Getting worse??

From reading through this all I get is an indirect admission that the quality of their product is getting worse. Management have decided (and more or less admitted) there’s not enough will to do it correctly the first time and we’ll fix whatever we fuckup later, if there’s enough pain (for Microsoft)

A $353M question: Did Meta muzzle a VR venture?

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Trollface

Meh

Farcebook, Suckerburg, VR, yoga…..

Whatev….

Bennu unboxing shows ancient asteroid holds carbon and water

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Joke

They really should

have named it the “OSIRIS-Rex Grab A Sample Mission”

New information physics theory is evidence 'we're living in a simulation,' says author

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Joke

Bollox

“— and "resembles the process of a computer deleting or compressing waste code to save storage space and optimize power consumption. And as a result supports the idea that we're living in a simulation—“

Proof we are not, name one computer/OS where this actually happens????

In fact in every instance I can think of over the past 50 years its the exact opposite

Microsoft delays debut of IoT security offer due to 'unexpected system challenges'

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Re: Where's the dictionary?

I bet the page with “Suckers” is bookmarked thought

City council Oracle megaproject got a code red – and they went live anyway

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Holmes

At this point in time…

You would have thought that after years and years of failure and countless billions wasted, SOMEONE would have figured out that it would be better and cheaper to hire a shed load of developers and build custom solutions

CERN swells storage space beyond 1EB for LHC's latest ion-whacking experiments

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Pint

Re: Flashback!

I remember an event about 30 years ago, where our “computer room” reached 1 TB of storage. We had champagne and caterers in for the event.

Pint icon, cause we had a load of them.

Scandium-based nuclear clocks promise punctuality for next 300 billion years

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Joke

Also known as a typical June day in Ireland

Search for phone signal caused oil spill, say Japanese investigators

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Pirate

Re: Wow

Which one?? It’s been happening quite a lot over the past couple of years

Raspberry Pi 5 revealed, and it should satisfy your need for speed

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Thumb Up

Re: Lost the plot

I have one of those also, runs Haiku like a charm

You shouldn't be able to buy devices that tamper with diesel truck emissions on eBay, says DoJ

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Re: This from a country

No, they’re cults

It looks like you’re a developer. Would you like help upgrading Windows 11?

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Pint

Re: Remove the crap

Ye mad bastard……

Been there, done that.

Have an upvote and a pint

Doom developer John Carmack thinks artificial general intelligence is doable by 2030

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Pint

Re: Own goal

Now that deserves a pint

No joke: Cloudflare takes aim at Google Fonts with ROFL

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Joke

Re: An idea

You’re old aren’t you (like more than 23) and you’re obviously not a javascript/web developer.

The Clorox Company admits cyberattack causing 'widescale disruption'

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Re: Maybe someday...

Only after a Geneva Convention that lays out all of the various forms of bullshit governments/businesses are not allowed to sprout related to their failures

Australia to build six 'cyber shields' to defend its shores

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Trollface

I’m disappointed

Not one single mention of sharks.

They’ve millions of the things, enough to shield the entire continent.

How typically unimaginative!!!

Gutted!!

Intel thinks glass substrates are a clear winner in multi-die packaging

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Happy

Re: Bigger and bigger

Like in the 80’s/90’s??

Ah, that brings back memories

Britcoin or Britcon? Bank of England grilled on Digital Pound privacy concerns

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Pint

Re: Colour me sceptical

Take all the time you need, here’s a beer help pass the time

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