* Posts by Khaptain

3531 posts • joined 4 May 2008

University ordered to stop running women-only job ads

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Peterson doesn't describe the contemporary world, he simply describes mankind has it has been for hundreds if not thoudans of years of years. This is why he so often cites the great philosophers, as their wisdom has stood the trials of time.

Read a little bit of Neitzsche and you will understand that what you call modern is not modern at all. You are simply repeating the past.

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Agreed , Jordan Peterson various discussions on equality bring to light the impossibility of creating a truly equitable solution. How does one determine where the "divisions" end. Do we create equal divisions by colour, height, weight, sex, intellect, number of children, birth sex, identified sex, hair colour, number of missing teeth etc..

Agreed with the OP, a job should simply be given to whoever has the correct qualifications and is actually capable of doing the job. Anything else will simply lead to a general decline for the employer. Equality would run the business into the ground.... How can we advance if jobs based on criteria other than merit..

Apple launches incredible features everyone else had more than a year ago – this time for the 'smart home'

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What's the true cost ?

Let's look at the situation from the opposite point of view : What do I lose by not having this tech at home ?

With intelligent life in scant supply on Earth, boffins search for technosignatures of civilizations in the galaxy

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Re: Evidence?

"Actually I think they're searching for Americans."

That would be an alien non-intelligent lifeform then.

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Re: Good luck with that

The answer to that would depend on your own interpretation of varying Metaphysical concepts.

Socrates and Newton might have differing opinions.

Alternatively and away from philosophical viewpoints I would personally agree with the proposition that 42 is probably the answer.

Russia lifts restrictions on Telegram messenger app after it expresses ‘readiness’ to stop some nasties

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Änd the legacy stuff ?

I wonder if he now has access to previous messages or is it just the upcoming ones....

Dear Telegram, I have the following proposition to offer you, a free vacation for you and your future generations to the Gulag of your choice or the encryption key ?


Vlad the decryptor ( President of the United States of Russia and the World)

Internet blackout of Myanmar States that are home to ethnic minorities enters second year

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Re: And others

I can easily imagine that the Great Orange One has already drafted up his first process for restricting Internet Access to the various naysayers of the nation... Certainly after this weeks apparent TikTok Ticket fiasco.

For years, the internet giants have held on dear to their get-out-of-jail-free card. Here are those trying to take that away

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If Twitter remain objective then they can't be sued, it's when they take a political stance that makes things interesting because then they become a lobbying party and as such need to be held accountable.

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Re: If only...

Better the lawyers than Jack Dorsey.. and that's saying something.

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Re: If only...

Twitter already enforce their own policy, it is just not a very good one, let's just say that is appears to be towards the radical left.

British Army pulls up its SOC: New regiment to do infosec work even civvies will recognise

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Leet Hackers Corp

In order to be successful at defense you also have to be good at attack. This would essentially require that the Army, train or employ quite a few Leet Hackorz...

I wonder how they will go about that ?

Android 11 Beta 1 leaks on to handful of handsets days after official release postponed

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New Icons, wooiaaahhh

Superb, new icons, really makes me want me to run outside and scream...

Ffs, they make billions and this is all they can come up with

Fujitsu unveils new laptops 'optimized for remote work' – erm, isn't that what laptops have always been for?

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Nope missing an obligatory element

If this were a true remote working solution it would have a coffee machine attached to it. And probably a fridge magnet as an authentication device.

Fujitsu Marketing must really be full of complete numpties if this was there best effort at creating a selling point. Remote working has its own constraints and none of which are covered here.

1 : must have a damned good DSL or Fibre connection.

2 : the company must have an even better fibre connexion. And a good VPN / Firewall.

3 : anti virus must be good, computer must be locked down to Company standards or only RDP allowed through firewall.

4 : the company should already have a no paper policy.

5 : good to have a dedicated space at home

6 : the list can go own for a long time...

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

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Re: Lying Liberace

The Original Oompa Loompa. Weren't they kinda orange too.

And the Acronym works pretty well.

Capture the horrors of war in razor-sharp quality with this ruggedised Samsung phone – or just lob it at enemy forces

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Does it phone home

Can you imagine soldiers on spec ops using this and at the same time this thing is phoning home to Google, Samsung, Facebook et al with complete GPS coordinates and all conversation logs.

A toast message popping up stating that in order to continue one's mission that the followin EULA must be accepted before pulling the trigger.

Easyjet hacked: 9 million people's data accessed plus 2,200 folks' credit card details grabbed

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We took immediate steps to respond to and manage the incident

"We took immediate steps to respond"

Yup, we sent out some emails and also contacted people than can do nothing.

"manage the incident "

In other words we did our best to avoid GDPR fines.

What we did NOT do was secure our data in the first place... and once the data is gone, it's gone, and soon to be for sale on the Dark Web....

Now there's nothing stopping the PATRIOT Act allowing the FBI to slurp web-browsing histories without a warrant

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1st Amendement

"The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government. "

It is unfortunate that those who wrote these laws had no idea that they would last for such a short time...

You can obviously speak freely, you just can't do it on your own terms.

Facebook-for-suits puts on a fresh jacket. 'Classic' Yammer is so 2018. Behold, a public preview of 'New' Yammer

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Linked-In is already bad enough

Yammer, crawling back from the undergrowth, one again rearing it's listless branches and crying aimlessly to the non-believers and the unemployed MBAs, praying that it stops getting sprayed with Social Media Weedkiller.

Microsoft claims AWS has used new JEDI mind trick with secret contract objection filing

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Re: Eeny meeny miny mo...

Who's Timmy.... Gggrrrrr

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you

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The Bill Shop

How about :

The Bill Shop

Bill as in Bill Gates

Bill as in Dollar Bills

Bill as in Bildergate

Billiness as in Bullyness

Bill as in similar to bile

Facebook's mega-chatbot has 'a persona, discusses nearly any topic, shows empathy.' Perfect for CEO version 2

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Re: So ...

Will it tell you that injecting bleach into your body might "sarcastically speaking of course" cure COVID-19.

If so then I can think of someone else that could also be removed for their current position.

Android 11 Developer Preview 3 allows your mobe to become a router via USB Ethernet – if you can get a decent signal

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Yet another data vector for Google

See title

Move fast and break stuff, Windows Terminal style: Final update before release will nix your carefully crafted settings

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Re: Not the end yet

It is...

Microsoft 365 invites users to 'Ask Me Anything' – as long as it doesn't require a clued-up exec to deliver clear answers

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Long time since I heard TIFKAM, thumbs up for that..

Zuck loves free speech so much Facebook will censor 'anti-state' content in Vietnam after telcos 'crippled' access

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Money money money

That arrogant twat Zuck only believes in one kind of freedom, his own. Everyone else can just fuck off.

Amazon assembles team of boffins, devs, project managers and more to figure out mass coronavirus testing

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Re: Maybe they should research.....

So let's just say that he sells a few of those shares, it must still represent a very very tidy sum.

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Re: Maybe they should research.....

How about he uses that 24 billion that he just earned in a less personal manner...

Microsoft's Teams clocks 2.7 billion minutes of meetings in a single day as April starts to run out for Windows 10 2004

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Re: Edge version 44.17763!

Lol, I am currently trying out "Version 81.0.416.53 (Official build) (64-bit)"...

Which version of Windows 10 do you have ? are you still running 1803 or older ?

Ask your Admin if they have seen that Windows 10 v1809 + v1903 and later are separate products in WSUS.

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Re: "Office 365 Groups would become Microsoft 365 Groups"

One of their biggest fuckups at the moment is their branding of Microsoft Accounts.

Anyone that is confronted with the infamous dialog box:

Would you like to use your Personnel or your Workplace/Student account will know what I am talking about.

Delivery drones: Where are they when we really need them?

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Re: Not rubbish at all!

And I have seen the YT video that helps ensure the spare part collection


It's time to track people's smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global pandemic, says WHO boffin

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The real problem with this is that Darwins Theory is more than likely to work against someone else rather than this idiotic woman... Sorry for the usage of the word Idiotic but it's difficult to come up with something less true.

Whoever put her up is also just as silly. Some people honestly believe that they are above the laws of nature... until nature shows them otherwise.....

India makes new push to lure global electronics manufacturers

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What about trust

Maybe the government should try and put a stop to the fake call centers calls first.

Supply, demand and a scary mountain of debt: The challenges facing IT as COVID-19 grips the global economy

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Re: Just wait 2 weeks

Didn't have to wait two weeks for the stocks and shares, no surprise there


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Re: Just wait 2 weeks


Read the title again , here, we are only in day two of the lockdown. Come back in two weeks and then we will speak again.

"Stock Markets brokers will make a killing without publishing a single word about how they make money from other peoples losses."

Isn't that the whole point of Short Selling.

"Normal people will have just gone about their lives as though nothing had happened."

You will see how quickly people forget .. very very quickly. They will have adapted very quickly and after two weeks will have a hard time remembering what the problem was.

"Business As Usual.."

Business has not stopped, it has changed so it has become the new BAU... We have always had to put up with crisis. The Black Swan is in town, that's all... Life will go on, it's what makes human being so damned amazing... After only one day of working at home, almost all of my colleagues have accepted this situation and are just moving on.

"Your stupidity may well have lethal consequences."

My stupidity, no, I do not agree, I am on a forum where the majority are very intelligent people who know how to make decisions.. None of what I say has any consequence to anyone on El Reg.. This is not twitter, this is El Reg where sarcasm, irony and quip are quite common, some people like it, some don't....

Perhaps you see things differently.

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Just wait 2 weeks

Let's see what is predictable, I forsee the following :;

* Some very old and ill people will have died from compound complications.

* Scammers will have made their money from hoarding then selling at a price.

* Bank will inform us that our pension stock is worth less whilst the CEO buys a new Yacht.

* Stock Markets brokers will make a killing without publishing a single word about how they make money from other peoples losses.

* The government will now introduce further measures to secure the population health using Heat Seeking Facial Recognition Webcams.

* Children will have an excuse for failing upcoming exams.

* The Extreme Left will continue to blame the Male IT crowd for not providing the Female staff members with powerfull enough PCs... because of the Patriachal hierarchy that is systemic within the IT Dept.

* The Government will annonce that they handled things extremely well but somehow 5 Billion went missing from the COVID-19 Budget..

* The media will be left panting for a new Panic Driven Newsfeed article to hit the shelves.

Normal people will have just gone about their lives as though nothing had happened.

Meanwhile I am urgently preparing PCs , VPN tokens, creating non admin local accounts on empty laptops, blocking all traffic other than RDP 3389 within the new RDP-SSL firewall VPN group, receiving calls to confirm that from home the VPN is working, preparing people to use MS Teams to communicate, rerouting phone lines to mobile numbers.......pant pant pant and also writing in El Reg forums because it make me feel good.

Business As Usual..

Microsoft's Bill Gates defrag is finally virtually complete: Billionaire quits board to double down on philanthropy

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Re: Would you like to be fried with that?

“Society would descend into something like The Purge mixed with 1984, I'd imagine."

But it that exactly the scenario we're currently heading into with all the far left nonsense mixed with the decline in religion.

Jordan Peterson appears to have hit the nail on the head... Politician don't like what he is saying and the resolutely keep their heads in the sand thereby furthering the nightmare.

US prez Donald Trump declares America closed to those flying in from Schengen zone over coronavirus woes

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Re: Green card holders and the immediate family of US citizens get a pass.

Virii don't kill, People are just weak.....

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It's all far too late

"and in fairness at least they're trying something, even if it does appear flawed."

Try telling that to business...

He had a choice several weeks ago BEFORE the virus entered the States... He could have followed the Chinese lock-down and immediately closed the borders. He would only have had business to deal with.

Because HE didn't close the borders he now has the Population AND Business to care about. It's more than double the trouble now..

Thank you Mr Orange for all your clever ideas ( Only a week again he spouted out about how well they had handled the virus)

White House turns to Big Tech to fix coronavirus blunders while classifying previous conversations

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Re: SARS-CoV-2, SARS mk 1 death rate was 9.6%

"I assume your belief is that you are not elderly or have a respiratory condition and thus immune. Li Wenliang was only 33, had all the medical treatment possible. He went from infected to death in 4 weeks. Your belief in yourself is misplaced."

Statistically Li Wenliang was a very unfortunate man, normally someone at that age would not die from COVID-33. it's more that possible that he had compund factors due to his job. It's been made abundantly clear who is "statistically at risk", Li was not ... That doesn't mean that 33 wont die, it jus means that there is a very low risk.

You my friend have been found guilty of scaremongering by the court of Common Sense...

Australian privacy watchdog sues Facebook for *checks notes* up to £266bn

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What to do with all the money

This is Australia , so if they actually manage to recover any of that money what would then be done with it..

1 : Fund the liberals in order to advance them in their Politically Correct Nightmare.


2 : Construct a direct link between the Govt and the Police force in order to share data directly.


3: Provides new funds so that the ministers can stop be bothered by nuissance fires whilst on holiday.


Seriously though, if they do manage to get some of El Zuck dollars I hope that it will actually go to some good use and not disappear into some ministers personal agenda.

EU court tells prudish IP office to fack off for balking at 'fack ju' trademark application

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"Spending your life tiptoeing on eggshells because a phrase *may* offend one group or another is not realistic, nor sensible."

Although I mostly agree with what you state, there are limits that even the Far Right, Far Left agree should not be surpassed. What would be the point in a full on slur pointed at anyone. It would be neither intelligent nor useful, some subtlety would be far more desirable..

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Can someone please have the kindness to explain what they believe I said wrong? For me it's not bleeding obvious..

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"Fack ju"

To be honest I actually thought that the complaint would have been for another reason. As this phrase could easily be misread/translated two more that one possibility.

To each his own, so I won't make judgement but personally I wouldn't have chosen that phrase as the possibility for offending one group or another is quite obvious...

Trashing privacy? That's our job! Facebook accuses analytics biz of harvesting people's info from software dev kit sold to app makers

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From what I have understood, yes you can. It would be a case of supplying the corresponding POD ID to the application question.

Each POD has it's own ID, so if you have multiple PODs it's your choice as to which you provide access to for each application.

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Pascal, the advantage lies on the fact that there is only one source of data, therefore it remains constant between applications, and secondly you are the only one that has the power of decision as to who or what gets to read your data...

And , since your can have as many pods as you please, you can create pods that reflect whatever you want to whatever application you want, ie multiple profiles...

The alternative, ie the current solution, is that Google and Facebook remain the custodians of your data..Google and Facebook make the decision as to how your profile looks... now that is a scary thought...

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Re: ROF not LMAO

Then lets's just hope that TBL's project actually comes too light.


Long live the Pods.

US Homeland Security mistakenly seizes British ad agency's website in prostitution probe gone wrong

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Re: US Homeland Security

Sorry, that should have read a "UK-Based Company"

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US Homeland Security

Hang on a mo, how come the "US Homeland Security" of the US has jurisdiction over a US-Based Company ?

Is'nt Big Brother outgrowing his boots a little here ...

London's top cop dismisses 'highly inaccurate or ill informed' facial-recognition critics, possibly ironically

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Nor quite as testosterone filled as Inspector Callahan, nor as chic as Inspector Poirot.

She is probably on the same par as Inspector Morse... Hard to imagine that John Thaw played two very different kinds of inspectors...my preference definitely being the first..

By the way, you have now filled my head with the Sweeney theme tune. Dah da da, Dah da da, tum tum ti tum, tum ti da da...

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The smartphones go far beyond the capabilities of a simple camera. Worse still, it's the user themselves that choose to take it everywhere with them.

Who, where and when are givens, how can be extrapolated from the first 3.

All it leaves for the police to determine is the "Why". Given that 4 out of 5 elements are handed to them, it makes their job already much much easier.


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