* Posts by Snowy

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'Welcome to Perth' mirth being milked for all it's worth

Snowy
Joke

Cool and normal

Just some Aussies being jolly friendly and joking about. If you want to see some more fine Aussie humor about government you could watch some Honest Government Ads from thejuicemedia (NSFW) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRw8GAAtm27q4R3Q0kst_g

Ireland warned it could face 'rolling blackouts' if it doesn't address data centres' demand for electricity

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Coat

Re: Lucky Ireland

Sorry I was not clear while most of the wind turbine are recycled the blades are not. Currently almost all of the blades go to landfill as it is seen as a affordable solution.

There is on going work use the blades in creating "greener cement, they used about 100 blades

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/ge-announces-first-us-wind-turbine-blade-recycling-program-with-veolia/591869/

The vast majority are still going to land fill . https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-02-05/wind-turbine-blades-can-t-be-recycled-so-they-re-piling-up-in-landfills

A better solution would be to replace the thermoset resin used in the blades with thermoplastic resin. Then you just just melt the resin and make new blades out of the old ones.https://earth911.com/eco-tech/are-recyclable-wind-turbine-blades-on-the-horizon/

I am all for greener energy but I do not want to replace one problem with another one later on.

Do we Need Nuclear Energy to Stop Climate Change? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhAemz1v7dQ

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Flame

Re: Lucky Ireland

The other one being how most of them end up in land fill when they get old.

Amazon exec's husband jailed for two years for insider trading. Yes, with Amazon stock

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Facepalm

I think not

[QUOTE]

Viky Bohra, 37, of Bothell, Washington, reaped a profit of $1,428,264 between January 2016 and October 2018 by buying and selling Amazon stock using eleven trading accounts managed by himself and his family.

Separately, he was also charged by the SEC and told to cough up $2,652,899 in disgorgement, interest, and penalties.[/QUOTE]

Made $1,428,26 and told to cough up $2,652,899 I think if that is what you want your wishing for the wrong thing.

Apple settles with student after authorized repair workers leaked her naked pics to her Facebook page

Snowy
Facepalm

Re: In before . . .

or if your Apple pay out way to much and use that as ammo against right to repair?

There are a lot of people out there who'd like to fire Jeff Bezos into space – but he's doing the honours himself

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Joke

Re: Over to you, Jeff

That sounds far to taxing for Jeff.

Oracle hits UK reseller with lawsuit for allegedly reselling grey market Sun hardware

Snowy
Flame

Not sold just rented

The idea that when you buy something you are just renting it and you have no rights over your hardware need to stop!

Remember Anonymous? It/they might be back, and it/they are angry with Elon Musk

Snowy
Holmes

Could just be criminals and not Anonymous.

Given the ransomware crisis and how they want to be paid in bitcoins I bet some criminals have lost quite lot with the fall in value of bitcoin.

The policy of truth: As ransomware claims rise, what's a cyber insurer to do?

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Flame

If paying a ransoms ought to be illegal so should offering insurance cover to pay it!

FYI: Today's computer chips are so advanced, they are more 'mercurial' than precise – and here's the proof

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Coat

Google and Facebook designed CPUs

Google and Facebook started to use CPUs that they had designed themselves are these the ones that are producing errors?

AWS Free Tier, where's your spending limit? 'I thought I deleted everything but I have been charged $200'

Snowy
Joke

Re: AWS - Automated Wallet Slimming?

Amazon We Steal?

Parliament demands to know the score with Fujitsu as Post Office Horizon scandal gets inquiry with legal teeth

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Facepalm

Re: STOP. GIVING. FUJITSU. GOVERNMENT. CONTRACTS.

So they are not British then!

South Korea creates $451bn semiconductor stimulus package

Snowy
Coat

I would hope part of it would be to increase re-cycling of water and any toxin materials they use. Which would lead to needing less water and releasing less toxins to the environment.

As another vendor promises 3 years of Android updates, we ask: How long should mobile devices receive support?

Snowy
Holmes

They can skip new versions

Just keep the version fully patched.

Amazon says it destroyed two million knockoffs in 2020, a fraction of the amount it ships

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Facepalm

Still a lot of knockoffs

[QUOTE]"Fewer than 0.01 per cent of all products sold on Amazon received a counterfeit complaint from customers," said Mehta in a blog post. "Those complaints were investigated for accuracy and acted upon as appropriate."[/QUOTE]

That still amount to hundred of thousands of knockoffs

Signal banned for booking obviously targeted ads? That story's too good to be true, Facebook claims

Snowy
Facepalm

Maybe ask more representative group.

"When I spoke to Millennials to ask about whether they're concerned about tracking, they said, 'We have nothing to hide so we don't care,'" he told The Register in a phone interview. "I'd have expected young people to be more sensitive."

LOL

AWS on track to be bigger than IBM by Christmas, once Kyndryl is spun out

Snowy
Coat

Not likely

I would be surprised if they manage to grow revenue by 32% in 2021, the increase over the last few years has slow down from 47 in 2018, to 37 in 2019 and now down to 32% in 2020.

China claims it has stolen a march on 6G with colossal patent portfolio

Snowy
Joke

Just ignore

Just ignore their patent like they did in the past if it become to much of a problem.

Global chip shortage probably won't let up until 2023, warns TSMC: CEO 'still expects capacity to tighten more'

Snowy
Boffin

It is

Largely down to Intel's problems with 10nm.

In the past when they moved onto a new mode that would free up the old mode to produce chips that did not need to be on the newest mode.

Home office setup with built-in boiling water tap for tea and coffee without getting up is a monument to deskcess

Snowy
Joke

Re: it's a joke right?

Well you can not be a back seat driver from the front seat :)

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Thumb Up

Re: Get a b'desk!

I too wondered where the sink was.

Best of FRANDs: Judge allows Apple retrial following $506m patent infringement ruling

Snowy
Facepalm

Bad Apple

Lets say PanOptis 4G LTE patents where covered by FRAND so PanOptis was obliged to provide 4G LTE licences.

The question is then did Apple ask for a license before or after it infringed them. Just because something is FRAND does not make it free.

UK government opens vaccine floodgates to over-45s, NHS website predictably falls over

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Facepalm

Was it contracted out

Everything else is...

When you go to the Doctors it is most likely some practice that is contacted to NHS and while we called them NHS hospitals they are owned and run by some trust.

Average convicted British computer criminal is young, male, not highly skilled, researcher finds

Snowy
Coat

Re: Sampling Bias anyone???

Older female hackers :)

Jensen Huang's kitchen gets another viewing as Nvidia teases Arm-powered supercomputing chip Grace

Snowy

Re: "that you won't actually be able to buy at MSRP"

Supply is only less than demand due to them not making enough.

We have never given census data to anyone – not even the spy agencies, says the UK's Office for National Statistics

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Flame

Sure

The same department when my mum wanted a paper copy managed to send four copies that arrived at the same time. This I think was due to the automated system saying the code entered was wrong three time (you can only try 3 times before it stops you) and the fourth one by talking to someone.

Satellite collision anticipated by EU space agency fails to materialize... for now at least

Snowy
Joke

Yes only 1 in a millions happens all the time!

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

Snowy
Coat

Re: blockade of earth.

Or is The Sontaran Stratagem

What happens when back-flipping futuristic robot technology meets capitalism? Yeah, it’s warehouse work

Snowy
Megaphone

This time it is different.

The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSKi8HfcxEk

Free Software Foundation urged to free itself of Richard Stallman by hundreds of developers and techies

Snowy
Boffin

Re: Who can spot the hypocrisy?

The paradox of tolerance states that if a society is tolerant without limit, its ability to be tolerant is eventually seized or destroyed by the intolerant. Karl Popper described it as the seemingly paradoxical idea that in order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance.

https://medium.com/@giggsboson/stop-misusing-poppers-paradox-of-tolerence-in-free-speech-debates-6f6ab4b8f0d3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance

Machine learning devs, rejoice: You can now rent up to 16 Nvidia A100 GPUs on a single machine via Google

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Joke

Hmmm

I wonder how much bitcoin you could mine on that :)

SpaceX small print on Starlink insists no Earth government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities

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Facepalm

Re: Martian settlers

Yes but they still pay taxes!

Linus Torvalds releases Linux 5.11, says it's so good your significant other wants you to test it on Valentine's Day

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Joke

Re: I see no comments

Or the pilot was a Frankie Boyle fan “As the plane lands in Glasgow airport, passengers are reminded to set their watch back 25 years.” Frankie Boyle

Intel sues former staffer for allegedly stealing Xeon cloud secrets in USB drives and exploiting info at Microsoft

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Facepalm

A bit of an Intel fail

Someone is leaving after 10 years who has access to "a trove of confidential documents" and you still allow totality free access to them on their last day of employment. At best they should have been on gardening leave with the very least they should have done is restrict their access to files towards the end of their notice.

Intel may have "some impressive forensic capabilities" but it fails very much on document control.

European Commission redacts AstraZeneca vaccine contract – but forgets to wipe the bookmarks tab

Snowy
Facepalm

Re: And the EU still can't understand why the UK left.

That would be the case Serendipity, but if BOJO offers to help the EU now some people will say he is being weak giving in to EU pressure. A no win situation for him.

Smartphones are becoming like white goods, says analyst, with users only upgrading when their handsets break

Snowy
Black Helicopters

Security updates

Does not getting security updates count as the phone being broken if you need the phone to be secure?

And just like that, Amazon Web Services forked Elasticsearch, Kibana. Was that part of the plan, Elastic?

Snowy
Joke

Re: Knickers!

No it is low than pants it is underpants.

UK network Three hikes pay-as-you-go rates by 400% to push punters to buy 'bundles'

Snowy
Facepalm

If only there

Was a cheap deal with a limited amount of minutes/text/data rather than these so called unlimited plans!

US nuke agency hacked by suspected Russian SolarWinds spies, Microsoft also installed backdoor

Snowy
Facepalm

The internet is great.

If you want something to be secure do not connect it to the internet.

A flurry of data warehouse activity surrounds Snowflake's staggering $120bn valuation

Snowy
Trollface

Re: Triple-F?

I can think of a rather rude version of Triple-F two of the words being Find and Forget the other being the middle of the three. It could be how they plan to work over their investors.

Not just Microsoft: Auth turns out to be a point of failure for Google's cloud, too

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Facepalm

Fall down

When authentication breaks and things carrying on working then you have other more serious problems.

Edit: Spelling.

Let's check in now with the new California monolith... And it's gone, torn down by a bunch of MAGA muppets

Snowy
Joke

Re: Just....

The president of God's own country? they that would be Geoffrey_Boycott https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Boycott

Microsoft pokes Cortana's corpse to give her telepathic abilities on Windows 10

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Thumb Up

Yes please

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledges £12bn green economy package

Snowy
Facepalm

Missing from the article.

New cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.

But some hybrids would still be allowed, he confirmed.

Which to me mean if you have a petrol or diesel engine charging a battery and this powering electric motors then this can still be sold.

Ticketmaster cops £1.25m ICO fine for 2018 Magecart breach, blames someone else and vows to appeal

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Holmes

It is a start

It will be great when we hear that the fine has been paid, but I think that is not going to be anytime soo. :/

On Friday the US starts Ender's hacking game: All local teens can compete for scholarships in cybersecurity

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Coat

Re: So a scholarship

From https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/student-finance/how-much-does-it-cost-study-us (I googled How much is University course in the US)

You can read more about how public and private US universities compare here. According to College Board, published tuition fees for 2018/19 at state colleges are an average of US$10,230 for state residents, and $26,290 for everyone else. This compares to an average of $35,830 at private non-profit colleges.

Much like the British on holiday, NHS COVID-19 app refuses to work with phones using unsupported languages

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Facepalm

Very poor by design.

Was their idea that those that read Romanian ,Polish, Somali, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu could not understand English, while those you speak French, Spanish, German and Italian prwhere smart enough to Read English. This is a terrible way to go about designing anything and those languages should have been built in!

President Trump's H-1B visa crackdown wiped $100bn off market value of America's largest corps, top study finds

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Facepalm

Re: The simple solution

The american education system is a mess.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/19/learning/what-students-are-saying-about-how-to-improve-american-education.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_htSPGAY7I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8yiYCHMAlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6lyURyVz7k

Brit startup would like to beam 5G connectivity down at you from hydrogen-fuelled drones

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Coat

Assuming all that.

What is the total bandwidth that it proves and how many simultaneous connections can it handle.

I get the feeling your not going to park on of these over a large city and then have it provide coverage for all of it. Could be useful to cover a large area of sparse population, eg parts of Scotland.

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