* Posts by beast666

268 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Jun 2008


Cali puts mobile app makers on notice over privacy


Lots of people are choosing to opt-out of California completely. I wonder why...

Twitter will lose 32 million users by end of 2024, Insider Intelligence predicts


Re: RE: lefty twitter users

Good summary.

Beijing needs the ability to 'destroy' Starlink, say Chinese researchers


Re: On a more serious note....

"we're living in a paradise never achieved before in human history."

You need to wake your ass up.

Tomorrow Water thinks we should colocate datacenters and sewage plants


Co-locating a Twitter datacentre with a sewage farm seems like a no-brainer.

BOFH: What if International Bad Actors designed the vaccine to make us watch more Steven Seagal movies?



The dumb masses need to wake their asses up!

Lawsuit accusing Robinhood and Citadel Securities of colluding to stop GameStop shares from skyrocketing thrown out by judge


Re: But RobinHood did block buying Gamestop

"Apparently you didn't read the same articles I did from UNBIASED sources like the BBC and CBC and ABC (Australian, not American.)"

You need to wake your ass up. Bam

Now that China has all but banned cryptocurrencies, GPU prices are falling like Bitcoin


Re: I am no lover of the Chinese political system

You need to wake yo ass up.

'Vast majority of people' are onside with a data grab they know next to nothing about, reckons UK health secretary


Re: Not sure why the comment section is open to be honest

Everything is fake and corrupted. Everything.

Microsoft emits more fixes for Exchange Server plus patches for remote-code exec holes in HTTP stack, Visual Studio


Re: And this is why you don't run SCADA on Windows..

Another psyop to fool the dumb masses.

SpaceX's Starlink: Overhyped and underpowered to meet broadband needs of Rural America, say analysts


Re: It doesn't add up

It's smoke and mirrors.

Starlink exists to give SpaceX the reason/excuse to develop reusable heavy lift launch capability at breakneck speed. See Boca Chica Texas. Ostensibly this is also to reach and colonise Mars but the primary goal is to hide in plain sight the construction of massive orbital military capability.

British owners of .eu domains given an extra three months to find a European address


Who in their right minds wants a toxic and moribund .eu domain these days? Sheesh

US court system ditches electronic filing, goes paper-only for sensitive documents following SolarWinds hack


Re: A smart choice

No. You need to get a grip.

Scottish enviro bods shrug off ransomware gang's extortion attempt as 4,000 files dumped online, saying it's nothing big


Open Environment Initiative

4000 files containing what?

What does everyone make of today's Google antitrust action? Only the stock market is happy with the status quo


Alphabet is evil

If the Democrats win in November you will live under the crushing heel of the likes of Google and Facebook forever.

Groq is hard to grok but reckons its AI chips roq: Ex-Googlers' unorthodox design now shipping to customers


Great. Just what we need. More AI to censor free expression.

Sweetheart tax deal appeal: European Commission takes €13bn Apple state aid claim to the EU's highest court


Turf war

I don't know who are the biggest bandits. The EU or Apple.

That long-awaited, super-hyped Apple launch: Watches, iPads... and one more thing. Oh, actually that's it


Re: Bloody Hell.

Apple will exist for a lot longer than the EU.

The incumbent President of the United States of America ran now-banned Facebook ads loaded with Nazi references


Trump will walk it in November

See the implosion of the left in the UK.

Watch SpaceX's Starship SN4 prototype accidentally self-destruct in a rocket test burn



Is primarily a military asset.

Breaking virus lockdown rules, suing officials, threatening staff, raging on Twitter. Just Elon Musk things


Plandemic. You missed the 'l'


Bill Gates is Evil

Musk is a hero. He knows all about scams and can see the Emperor has no clothes.

Jeff Bezos tells shareholders to buckle up: Amazon to blow this quarter's profits and more on coronavirus costs



Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Zuckerberg et al are not your friends.

If at first you don't succeed, fly, fly again: Boeing to repeat CST-100 test, Russia preps another ISS taxi


...Massive Tracts of Land


Remember when Europe’s entire Galileo satellite system fell over last summer? No you don’t. The official stats reveal it never happened


Re: Actually Galileo has reached its most important goal

The EU is evil, not Europe.

Train-knackering software design blunder discovered after lightning sparked Thameslink megadelay


When the wind blows

Or not, as the case may be.

It’s been two years since net neutrality was killed in the US. Let’s celebrate by having another fight over it


Best President Ever

The average US broadband MBs/$ has reached a level previously thought impossible.

We strained our eyes with Lenovo's monster monitor: 43.4 inches for price of five 24" screens


Vertical space rules

Get a proper 43" 16:9 3840x2160 screen. Trust me.

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


Re: The RPi 4 is a complete fail

Very low power consumption thanks!

ESA toasts 10% budget boost by stretching ISS support out to 2030


Doomed I tells yer

The ESA, just like the EU, is doomed to ultimate catastrophic failure.

One man's mistake, missing backups and complete reboot: The tale of Europe's Galileo satellites going dark


In short, the EU project is a classic European misadventure: a tyrannical idea with corrupt people that has turned into a bureaucratic mess in which no one wants to take the blame for problems caused by unnecessary organizational complexity.

Europe's digital identity system needs patching after can_we_trust_this function call ignored


No, no, no.

The flaw is far more fundamental than that. It is the EU project in it's entirety that is broken.

Remember the big IBM 360 mainframe rescue job? For now, Brexit has ballsed it up – big iron restorers


Correction: The EU ballsed it up.

Will someone think of the taxpayer? UK.gov needs to stop burning billions on shoddy procurement, says Reform


Nonsense. Cutting income tax and VAT would focus the 'minds' of govt. depts.

Minigame: Celebrate Firefox 70's release by finding a website with 70+ trackers blocked


Re: telegraph.co.uk



Junior minister says gov.UK considering facial recognition to verify age of p0rn-watchers


Re: Umm - yet another poorly thought out idea

Why would porn facial recognition need to distinguish between monkeys and people. Are monkeys banned from spanking in the UK?

As Windows 10 lands on 900m devices, Microsoft shows us the shape of clunk to come (again)


Bleeding eyeballs

When does The Reg get a dark mode?

UK ISPs must block access to Nintendo Switch piracy sites, High Court rules


Re: Aren't UK laws optional these days ?

EU law is supreme over UK law. Funnily enough, that's how we're going to get WTO-deal UK Independence on the 31st Oct.


Thanks for letting us know!

I know what would make a good Christmas present now.

Not so easy to make a quick getaway when it takes 3 hours to juice up your motor, eh Brits?


A Creme Egg

Disables a charge point quite effectively.


Lukewarm water.

Q. If machine learning is so smart, how come AI models are such racist, sexist homophobes? A. Humans really suck


This proves that society has been thoroughly subverted by cultural Marxism. I for one welcome our new red-pilled AI overlords.

YouTube's radicalizing Alt-right trolls and Facebook's recruiting new language boffins


I was radicalised by Jack Dorsey

Dude is edgy.

Oh chute. Doubts cast on ExoMars lander's 2020 red planet jaunt after another failed test


Re: International cooperation

It's basically a EU vanity project. As with anything EU it is corrupt and doomed. Doomed I tells ya!

Cloudflare punts far-right hate-hole 8chan off the internet after 30 slayed in US mass shootings


Re: "Inspired by 8chan"

A glitch in the matrix. Pay attention.

DoH! Secure DNS doesn't make us a villain, Mozilla tells UK broadband providers


The winner of internet villain 2019 is...

The BBC News website

The latest FCC plan to boost US broadband? Prevent competition in apartment blocks



Pai rocks.

Musk loves his Starlink sat constellation – but astroboffins are less than dazzled by them

Thumb Down

Scenic vandalism

Globalists have a penchant for violating anything beautiful.

Compare this with the scenic violation imposed by Big Wind in Scotland.

No Widevine DRM for you! Developer left with two years of work stymied by Google snub


Re: DRM and excessive copyright strike again!

Whitepines you deserve free beer/smoke/whatever.

Have you thought about writing an article with your thoughts for El Reg or elsewhere?

Gotta be worth a few quid. ;-)

Googlers, eggheads urge web giant's bosses to kick top conservative off its AI ethics council


Re: Proving the well known Google Bias once again

What would you know about science?

You are probably of the view that gender, and the corresponding differences we see between men and women, are socially constructed.

You would be quite wrong.



Re: Articles of Faith

It annoys you postmodern neomarxist types. Justifies it's existence completely.